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Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment

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American Government

Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment

Jeff Michael
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
January 30, 2014


[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 20 (Thursday, January 30, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5018-5019]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01854]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT.

[[Page 5019]]


ACTION: Notice of the OMB review of information collection and 
solicitation of public comment.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. chapter 35), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the 
nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal 
Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comments 
on the following information collection was published on October 30, 
2013 (Federal Register/Vol. 78, No. 210/pp. 65038-65040).

DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 3, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Russell Pierce, Contracting 
Officer's Technical Representative, Office of Behavioral Safety 
Research (NTI-132), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W46-472, Washington, DC 20590. Dr. Pierce's 
phone number is (202) 366-5599 and his email address is 
russell.pierce@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Control Number: None.
    Title: Medical Review Guidelines and Medical Advisory Board 
Practices.
    Form No.: NHTSA 1228.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Respondents: TransAnalytics (NHTSA's Contractor) plans to enlist 
the assistance of the American Association of Motor Vehicle 
Administrators (AAMVA) to identify the most appropriate contact in each 
State (and the District of Columbia), for distribution of the 
questionnaire and the narrative summary for review and update.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 51.
    Estimated Time per Response: The average amount of time for each 
State to complete the questionnaire is estimated at 5 hours. This 
includes time for each medical review contact to review and edit the 
narrative describing their State's medical review structure and process 
and the time that may be required to respond to telephone contacts made 
by TransAnalytics if necessary, to follow-up or clarify questionnaire 
responses.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 255 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: This census will administered a single 
time.
    Abstract: As our population ages, age-related impairments in safe 
driving abilities will become more prevalent. The private automobile 
remains by far the most often used and most preferred means of meeting 
community mobility needs among older adults. Along with the increase in 
the number of older drivers, an increase in the driving exposure of 
older adults is likely, both in terms of the frequency of their trips 
and the distances they drive. In addition, due to increased physical 
frailty, older individuals are also most likely to be seriously injured 
or killed in an automotive crash. Therefore, driver medical review 
practices are likely to assume a more prominent role in the years 
ahead.
    Medical review guidelines and practices can help evaluate drivers 
referred to a State motor vehicle licensing agency for reexamination 
due to concerns about unsafe driving performance possibly resulting 
from suspected age or medical condition related impairments in visual, 
physical, or mental abilities. Society has an interest in ensuring that 
these medical review guidelines and practices are in place and are 
effective in reducing motor vehicle crashes, injury, and death.
    This project will collect information from an individual in the 
Medical Review Department in each of the 50 State Driver Licensing 
Agencies and The District of Columbia about their State's driver 
medical review structure and processes. The information collected will 
be used to produce a short narrative describing each State's medical 
review structure and processes, plus several appendices with tables 
displaying each individual State's responses to the questions, and 
totals for each response. Data will be collected, according to each 
respondent's preference, via a Microsoft Word document distributed and 
collected via email or a print version distributed and collected via 
U.S. mail, and the responses will consist primarily of checkbox 
response types and fill-in-the-blank options when non-standard 
checkboxes are selected. Additionally, questionnaire respondents will 
be provided with a short narrative that describes their State's medical 
review processes, and asked to review and edit/update the narrative as 
necessary to ensure its accuracy.

ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including 
suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or by 
email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, or fax: 202-395-5806.
    Comments Are Invited On: whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department of Transportation, 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 of this 
notice.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. Section 3506(c)(2)(A).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 27, 2014.
Jeff Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2014-01854 Filed 1-29-14; 8:45 am]
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