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Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers of Passengers and Motor Carriers of Property

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers of Passengers and Motor Carriers of Property

Kelly Leone
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
December 13, 2012


[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 240 (Thursday, December 13, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 74270-74271]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-30146]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2012-0379]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a 
Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Financial 
Responsibility for Motor Carriers of Passengers and Motor Carriers of 
Property

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA 
announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) 
described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its 
review and approval and invites public comment. The information 
collected will be used to help ensure that motor carriers of passengers 
and property maintain appropriate levels of financial responsibility to 
operate on public highways.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before February 11, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2012-0379 using any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m. e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and 
docket number. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and 
additional information on the exemption process, see the Public 
Participation heading below. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading 
below.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov, and follow the 
online instructions for accessing the dockets, or go to the street 
address listed above.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 
comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement for the Federal Docket Management System 
published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or 
you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdfE8-794.pdf.
    Public Participation: The Federal eRulemaking Portal is available 
24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can obtain electronic 
submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the ``help'' section 
of the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site. If you want us to notify 
you that we received your comments, please include a self-addressed, 
stamped envelope or postcard, or print the acknowledgement page that 
appears after submitting comments online. Comments received after the 
comment closing date will be included in the docket and will be 
considered to the extent practicable.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Tura Gatling and Gerald Folsom, 
Ph.D., Office of Registration and Safety Information, Federal Motor 
Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-385-2405/2412; email 
tura.gatling@dot.gov and gerald.folsom@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The Secretary of Transportation is responsible for 
implementing regulations which establish minimal levels of financial 
responsibility for: (1) For-hire motor carriers of property to cover 
public liability, property damage and environment restoration, and (2) 
for-hire motor carriers of passengers to cover public liability and 
property damage. The Endorsement for Motor Carrier Policies of 
Insurance for Public Liability (Forms MCS-90/90B) and the Motor Carrier 
Public Liability Surety Bond (Forms MCS-82/82B) contain the minimum 
amount of information necessary to document that a motor carrier of 
property or passengers has obtained, and has in effect, the minimum 
levels of financial responsibility as set forth in applicable 
regulations (motor carriers of property--49 CFR 387.9; and motor 
carrier of passengers--49 CFR 387.33). FMCSA and the public can verify 
that a motor carrier of property or passengers has obtained, and has in 
effect, the required minimum levels of financial responsibility, by use 
of the information enclosed within these documents.
    Title: Financial Responsibility for Motor Carrier of Passengers and 
Motor Carriers of Property.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0008.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently-approved information 
collection.
    Respondents: Insurance and surety companies of motor carriers of 
property (Forms MCS-90 and MCS-82) and motor carriers of passengers 
(Forms MCS-90B and MCS-82B).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,074.
    Estimated Time per Response: The FMCSA estimates it takes two 
minutes to complete the Endorsement for Motor Carrier Policies of 
Insurances for Public Liability or three minutes for the Motor Carrier 
Public Liability Surety Bond; and one minute to place either document 
on board the vehicle (foreign-domiciled motor carriers only) [49 CFR 
387.7(f)]. These endorsements are maintained at the motor carrier's 
principal place of business [49 CFR 387.7 (iii) (d)].
    Expiration Date: March 31, 2013.
    Frequency of Response: Upon creation, change or replacement of an 
insurance policy or surety bond.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 4,480 hours [(3,874 annual burden 
hours for Form MCS-90B, Form MCS-90, Form MCS-82B and Form MCS-82) + 
(606 annual burden hours for placing legible copies of the carrier's 
Insurance Endorsements or Surety Bonds in the cabs of all vehicles 
operated in the United States) = 4,480].
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed 
collection is necessary for the performance of FMCSA's functions; (2) 
the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FMCSA to enhance 
the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and 
(4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the 
quality of the collected

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information. The agency will summarize or include your comments in the 
request for OMB's clearance of this information collection.

    Issued on: December 7, 2012.
Kelly Leone,
Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information 
Technology.
[FR Doc. 2012-30146 Filed 12-12-12; 8:45 am]
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