Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
September 5, 2013
[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 172 (Thursday, September 5, 2013)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-21553]
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
[U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA-2013-0087]
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT.
ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of
SUMMARY: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from
the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and
Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), before seeking OMB approval,
Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of
information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously
This document describes an Information Collection Request (ICR) for
which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 4, 2013.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number
NHTSA-2013-0087 using any of the following methods:
Electronic submissions: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow
the online instructions for submitting comments.
Mail: Docket Management Facility, M-30, U.S. Department of
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor,
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590.
Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday, except Federal holidays.
Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the
Docket number for this Notice. Note that all comments received will be
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov including any
personal information provided.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristie Johnson, Ph.D., Contracting
Officer's Technical Representative, Office of Behavioral Safety
Research (NTI-131), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W46-498, Washington, DC 20590. Dr.
Johnson's phone number is 202-366-2755 and her email address is
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995,
before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB
for approval, it must publish a document in the Federal Register
providing a 60-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of
the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of
information. The OMB has promulgated regulations describing what must
be included in such a document. Under OMB's regulations (at 5 CFR
1320.8(d)), an agency must ask for public comment on the following:
(i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for
the proper performance of the functions of the
agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;
(ii) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the
methodology and assumptions used;
(iii) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the
information to be collected; and
(iv) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on
those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated,
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic
submission of responses.
In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks public comment on
the following proposed collection of information:
Title--Evaluation of a New Child Pedestrian Curriculum.
Type of Request--New information collection requirement.
OMB Clearance Number--None.
Form Number--NHTSA Forms 1215, 1216, and 1217.
Requested Expiration Date of Approval--3 years from date of
Summary of the Collection of Information--Several elementary
schools who are adopting the Child Pedestrian Curriculum will be
recruited to help evaluate the curriculum. Assisting faculty and staff
and participating students' parents/caregivers will be surveyed
regarding the implementation of a new child pedestrian curriculum.
Participating students in grades K-5 will be surveyed regarding their
knowledge, behavior, and attitudes about the curriculum. Student
assessments are included as part of the curriculum for each of the
focused topic lessons and contain age appropriate question and response
formats (pictures, easy to read). (The curriculum is available at
www.nhtsa.gov/ChildPedestrianSafetyCurriculum.) The student assessments
will be administered by the curriculum instructor. Depending on the
school system, parental permission for the student to participate may
not be necessary because the curriculum is being implemented by the
school. If parental permission is required, appropriate informed
consent will be obtained. Contact with prospective adult respondents
will be conducted through flyers sent home in backpacks and the
internet. Faculty/staff and parents/caregivers will be given the choice
of completing the surveys online or via a paper version that can be
filled out and sent back to school with students. Students would be
surveyed at school before and after implementation of the curriculum to
assess knowledge, behavior, and attitude changes. NHTSA would seek
participation by up to four elementary schools. No personally
identifiable information will be collected; all results will be
reported in the aggregate.
Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use of the
Information--The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 (23 U.S.C. 101) to
carry out a Congressional mandate to reduce the mounting number of
deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle
crashes on the Nation's highways. As part of this statutory mandate,
NHTSA is authorized to conduct research as a foundation for the
development of motor vehicle standards and traffic safety programs.
As part of its mission, NHTSA proposes to conduct an implementation
and impact evaluation of its new child pedestrian curriculum. In 2010,
nearly 20% of elementary school-aged children killed in motor vehicle
crashes were pedestrians. To help reduce the number of child
pedestrians killed or injured, NHTSA developed the new Child Pedestrian
Safety Curriculum to teach and encourage safe pedestrian behaviors for
students at the elementary school level (grades K-5). The overall goal
of the curriculum is to aid elementary age school children in
developing age appropriate traffic safety knowledge and practical
pedestrian safety skills. NHTSA wants to implement strong and pertinent
curricula. It is therefore particularly important for a child
pedestrian safety curriculum to be demonstrably successful in reducing
the likelihood of harm and/or injury for elementary-aged children.
If approved, the proposed survey would assist NHTSA in evaluating
the implementation and impact of the child pedestrian curriculum. The
proposed implementation survey would determine the usability and
usefulness of the curriculum materials, determine the most appropriate
strategies to deliver the curriculum to produce an effect, ascertain
any obstacles to implementing the curriculum, and assess instructional
strategies and training. The results of the implementation survey would
be used to help refine how the curriculum is implemented. The proposed
impact survey would assess students' knowledge, self-reported
behaviors, and attitudes regarding pedestrian safety and the course
materials. The results of the impact evaluation would be used to assess
the degree to which the Child Pedestrian Safety Curriculum translates
to increasing pedestrian safety, and overall safe behaviors. Overall,
the findings would be used to refine the curriculum, to describe the
best practices for implementation, and to evaluate behavior changes.
Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number,
and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information)--
This proposed effort would involve students completing paper version
surveys and faculty/staff and parents/caregivers completing surveys
online or via paper versions. Students would be surveyed at school
before and after implementation of the curriculum to assess knowledge,
behavior, and attitude changes. NHTSA would seek participation by up to
four elementary schools, one of which would function as a control
school. Approximately 180 students would be trained at each school
using the curriculum. In addition to the before and after surveys,
students would be assessed after each of the five lessons for a total
of 7 surveys--each lasting about 5 minutes. The adult surveys would be
conducted with either electronic or paper survey versions. Parents/
caregivers would be made aware of the surveys via flyers sent home with
their participating child. The parents/caregivers will be furnished
with both paper versions of the surveys and internet links to take the
surveys. If paper versions are used, they would be sent back to school
with the participating child. Parents/caregivers would be surveyed
before and after curriculum implementation with each survey lasting
about 10 minutes. For faculty/staff assisting with curriculum
implementation, the surveys would be distributed at school and the
participants would have the option of completing a paper or electronic
version of the survey. Faculty/staff would be surveyed before the
implementation, after each of the five lessons, and at the conclusion
of the effort--for a total of 7 surveys. Each survey would be
approximately 15 minutes long. Five faculty/staff members from each of
the three target schools would be surveyed. No personally identifiable
information would be collected; all results would be reported in the
Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Record Keeping Burden
Resulting from the Collection of Information--NHTSA estimates that
students learning the curriculum would average 35 minutes completing
assessments, for a total of 315 hours for the surveys/assessments (180
3 schools x 7 assessments x 5 minutes). The parent surveys, with an
average duration of 10 minutes, would produce a burden of 180 hours
(180 parents x 3 schools x 2 surveys x 10 minutes). The faculty/staff
surveys, with an average duration of 15 minutes, would produce a burden
of 26.25 hours (5 faculty/staff members x 3 schools x 7 surveys x 15
minutes). The maximum annual reporting burden for the child pedestrian
curriculum evaluation would be 315 hours for student assessments, 180
hours for parent surveys, and 26.25 hours for faculty/staff surveys for
a grand total of 521.25 hours.
Information collection would occur during a single school year.
Therefore, the average annual burden would be the entire 521.25 hours.
The respondents would not incur any reporting cost from the information
collection. The respondents also would not incur any record keeping
burden or record keeping cost from the information collection.
Authority: 44 U.S.C. Section 3506(c)(2)(A).
Issued on: August 30, 2013.
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2013-21553 Filed 9-4-13; 8:45 am]
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