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Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements

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Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements

Jennifer T. Timian
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
January 8, 2014

[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 5 (Wednesday, January 8, 2014)]
[Pages 1426-1427]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-00060]



National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA-2013-0138]

Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. 
Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Request for public comment on extension of a currently approved 
collection of information.


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, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit 
public comment on proposed collections of

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information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously 
approved collections.
    This document describes a collection of information for which NHTSA 
intends to seek OMB approval.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 10, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket No. NHTSA-
2013-0138 by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
     Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Telephone: 1-800-647-
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number for this proposed collection of information. 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.
    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 in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78) or you may visit http://DocketInfo.dot.gov.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov. or the street 
address listed above. Follow the online instructions for accessing the 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Ansley, Recall Management 
Division (NVS-215), Room W46-412, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Ave., 
Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 493-0481.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB 
for approval, it must first 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 regulation, see 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 for public 
comments on the following collection of information:
    Title: Names and Addresses of First Purchasers of Motor Vehicles.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
    OMB Control Number: 2127-0044.
    Affected Public: Businesses or others for profit.
    Abstract: Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30117(b), a manufacturer of a motor 
vehicle or tire (except a retread tire) must maintain a record of the 
name and address of the first purchasers of each vehicle or tire it 
produces and, to the extent prescribed by regulation of the Secretary, 
must maintain a record of the name and address of the first purchaser 
of replacement equipment (except a tire) that the manufacturer 
    Vehicle manufacturers presently collect and maintain purchaser 
information for business reasons, such as for warranty claims 
processing and marketing, and experience with this statutory 
requirement has shown that manufacturers have retained this information 
in a manner sufficient to enable them to expeditiously notify vehicle 
purchasers in the case of a safety recall. Based on industry custom and 
this experience, NHTSA therefore determined that the regulation 
mentioned in 49 U.S.C. 30117(b) was unnecessary as to vehicle 
manufacturers. As an aside, the requirement for maintaining tire 
purchaser information are contained in 49 CFR part 574, Tire 
Identification and Recordkeeping, and the burden of that information 
collection is not part of this information collection.
    Estimated annual burden: Zero. As a practical matter, vehicle 
manufacturers are presently collecting from their dealers and then 
maintaining first purchaser information for their own commercial 
reasons. Therefore, the statutory requirement does not impose any 
additional burden.
    Number of respondents: We estimate that there are roughly 1,000 
manufacturers of motor vehicles that collect and keep first purchaser 

    Issued on: January 2, 2014.
Jennifer T. Timian,
Chief, Recall Management Division, NHTSA.
[FR Doc. 2014-00060 Filed 1-7-14; 8:45 am]

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