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Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

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Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

Claude H. Harris
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
December 3, 2013


[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 232 (Tuesday, December 3, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72749-72750]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28875]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency 
Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR 
describes the nature of the information collections and their expected 
burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was 
published on August 13, 2013 (78 FR 49324).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 2, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Coleman Sachs, Office of Vehicle 
Safety Compliance (NVS-223), National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, West Building--4th Floor-Room W43-481, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
    Title: Importation of Vehicles and Equipment Subject to the Federal 
Motor Vehicle Safety, Bumper, and Theft Prevention Standards.
    OMB Number: 2127-0002.
    Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection.
    Abstract: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
(NHTSA) has requested OMB to extend that agency's approval of the 
information collection that is incident to NHTSA's administration of 
the regulations at 49 CFR parts 591, 592, and 593 that govern the 
importation of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment. The 
information collection includes declarations that are filed (on the HS-
7 Declaration form) with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) upon 
the importation of motor vehicles or motor vehicle equipment that is 
subject to the Federal motor vehicle safety, bumper, and theft 
prevention standards administered by NHTSA. The information collection 
also includes the Department of Transportation (DOT) conformance bond 
that is furnished to CBP (on form HS-474) for each motor vehicle 
offered for importation that does not conform to all applicable Federal 
motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS). The bond ensures that such 
vehicles are brought into conformity with those standards within 120 
days from the date of entry or are exported from, or abandoned to, the 
United States. The information collection also includes paperwork that 
must be submitted to NHTSA and in some instances retained by registered 
importers (RIs) of motor vehicles that were not originally manufactured 
to comply with all applicable FMVSS. These items include information 
that a person or business entity must submit to NHTSA to be registered 
as an RI and to retain that status. The paperwork also includes the 
statement of conformity that an RI must submit to NHTSA following the 
completion of conformance modifications on an imported nonconforming 
vehicle to obtain release of the DOT conformance bond furnished for the 
vehicle at the time of entry. Also included is the petition that an RI 
or manufacturer may submit to NHTSA for the agency to decide that a 
vehicle that was not originally manufactured to comply with all 
applicable FMVSS is capable of being modified to conform to those 
standards and is therefore eligible for importation under 49 U.S.C. 
30141. The information collection also includes applications that are 
filed with NHTSA for permission to import nonconforming vehicles for 
purposes of research, investigations, demonstrations, training, 
competitive racing events, and show or display, as well as applications 
requesting the agency to recognize vehicles manufactured for racing 
purposes as being qualified to be imported as vehicles that were not 
primarily manufactured for use on public roads, precluding the need for 
those vehicles to comply with the FMVSS. This information collection is 
necessary to ensure that motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment 
subject to the Federal motor vehicle safety, bumper, and theft 
prevention standards are lawfully imported into the United States and 
that RIs and applicants for RI status are capable of meeting their 
obligations under the statutes and regulations governing the 
importation of nonconforming vehicles.

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    Affected Public: Individuals and commercial entities that import 
motor vehicles or motor vehicle equipment subject to the FMVSS and 
vehicles that are not primarily manufactured for use on public roads, 
as well as applicants for RI status and existing RIs.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 61,882 hours; $2,415,873.

ADDRESSES: Send comments, within 30 days, to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725-17th 
Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention NHTSA Desk Officer.
    Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including 
the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.
    A Comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 
days of publication.

    Issued on November 23, 2013.
Claude H. Harris,
Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2013-28875 Filed 12-2-13; 8:45 am]
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