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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

Christopher J. Bonanti
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
November 8, 2013


[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 217 (Friday, November 8, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67212-67213]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26810]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2013-0044]


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

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

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

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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 collection and its expected 
burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was 
published on April 3, 2013 [78 FR 20172]. No comments were received.
    This document describes the collection of information for which 
NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. The collection of information 
described is the ``Make Inoperative Exemptions--49 CFR Part 595.'' (OMB 
Control Number: 2127-0635)

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 9, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Christopher J. Wiacek at U.S. 
Department of Transportation, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West 
Building, Room W43-419, NVS-112, Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Wiacek's 
telephone number is (202) 366-4801 and fax number is (202) 366-7002.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Title: Make Inoperative Exemptions--49 CFR Part 595.
    OMB Control Number: 2127-0635.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: On February 27, 2001, NHTSA published a final rule 
(66FR12638) to facilitate the modification of motor vehicles so that 
persons with disabilities can drive or ride in them as passengers. In 
that final rule, the agency issued a limited exemption from a statutory 
provision that prohibits specified types of commercial entities from 
either removing safety equipment or features

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installed on motor vehicles pursuant to the Federal motor vehicle 
safety standards or altering the equipment or features so as to 
adversely affect their performance. The exemption is limited in that it 
allows repair businesses to modify only certain types of Federal 
required safety equipment and features, under specified circumstances. 
The regulation is found at 49 CFR part 595 subpart C, ``Vehicle 
Modifications to Accommodate People with Disabilities.''
    This final rule included two new ``collections of information,'' as 
that term is defined in 5 CFR part 1320, ``Controlling Paperwork 
Burdens on the Public'': Modifier identification and a document to be 
provided to the owner of the modified vehicle stating the exemptions 
used for that vehicle and any reduction in load carrying capacity of 
the vehicle of more than 100 kg (220 lbs).
    Modifiers who take advantage of the exemption created by this rule 
are required to furnish NHTSA with a written document providing the 
modifier's name, address, telephone number and a statement that the 
modifier is availing itself of the exemption. The rule requires:
    ``S595.6 Modifier Identification.
    (a) Any motor vehicle repair business that modifies a motor vehicle 
to enable a person with a disability to operate, or ride as a passenger 
in, the motor vehicle and intends to avail itself of the exemption 
provided in 49 CFR 595.7 shall furnish the information specified in 
paragraphs (a)(1) through (3) of this section to: Administrator, 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE., Washington, DC 20590.
    (1) Full individual, partnership, or corporate name of the motor 
vehicle repair business.
    (2) Residence address of the motor vehicle repair business and 
State of incorporation if applicable.
    (3) A statement that the motor vehicle repair business modifies a 
motor vehicle to enable a person with a disability to operate, or ride 
as a passenger in, the motor vehicle and intends to avail itself of the 
exemption provided in 49 CFR 595.7.
    (b) Each motor vehicle repair business required to submit 
information under paragraph (a) of this section shall submit the 
information not later than August 27, 2001. After that date, each motor 
vehicle repair business that modifies a motor vehicle to enable a 
person with a disability to operate, or ride as a passenger in, the 
motor vehicle and intends to avail itself of the exemption provided in 
49 CFR 595.7 shall submit the information required under paragraph (a) 
not later than 30 days after it first modifies a motor vehicle to 
enable a person with a disability to operate, or ride as a passenger 
in, the motor vehicle. Each motor vehicle repair business who has 
submitted required information shall keep its entry current, accurate 
and complete by submitting revised information not later than 30 days 
after the relevant changes in the business occur.''
    This requirement is a one-time submission unless changes are made 
to the business as described in paragraph (b).
    Affected Public: Businesses that modify vehicles, after the first 
retail sale, so that the vehicle may be used by persons with 
disabilities.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1152 hours, and $50.04.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 595.

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.

Christopher J. Bonanti,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2013-26810 Filed 11-7-13; 8:45 am]
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