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Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements

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Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements

Jeff Michael
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
February 10, 2014


[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 27 (Monday, February 10, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7738-7739]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-02808]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA-2014-0008]


Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements

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

ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of 
information.

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

DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 11, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number 
NHTSA-2014-0008 using any of the following methods:
    Electronic submissions: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the on-line 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.
    Fax: 1-(202) 493-2251.
    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. Please see the Privacy Act heading 
below.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form for all 
comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comments (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://DocketsInfo.dot.gov.

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: 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

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with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each 
proposed collection of information. NHTSA asks public comment on the 
following proposed collection of information:

Questionnaires for Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Research

    Type of Request--New Information Collection.
    OMB Clearance Number--None.
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval--3 years from date of 
approval.
    Summary of the Collection of Information--The National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposes to collect 
questionnaires from research participants and potential research 
participants. The information collected will be used to improve the 
quality of the questions that will be used in subsequent approved data 
collection efforts. Data collections may be collected from volunteers 
in-person, via US mail, via email, via telephone, or via a Web site.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use of the 
Information--
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was 
authorized by the Highway Safety Act of 1966 to carry out a 
Congressional mandate to reduce the mounting number of deaths, injuries 
and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes on our 
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.
    NHTSA is requesting generic clearance to conduct information 
collections in the form of questionnaires for the purposes of improving 
the integrity, quality, and utility of other approved data collection 
efforts. This clearance will enable NHTSA to undergo the type of 
iterative development process wherein the practical, conceptual, and 
mathematical properties of questions are evaluated; this approach is 
standard in research of the type NHTSA conducts. This will also serve 
to allow NHTSA to better serve the purposes set forth in 44 U.S.C. 3501 
by producing a higher quality research product and avoiding any 
additional paperwork burden that may result from questions that fail to 
have suitable practical, conceptual, or mathematical properties.
    Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number, 
and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information)-- 
Volunteers will be recruited from other approved NHTSA data collection 
efforts, NHTSA's traffic safety partners, or individuals recruited via 
advertisement based on questionnaire criteria. NHTSA anticipates 
needing approximately 2,000 participants per year. NHTSA anticipates 
that any volunteers recruited will only be contacted once in any given 
year.
    Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Record Keeping Burden 
Resulting from the Collection of Information-- Recruitment, scheduling, 
and the completion of questionnaires are estimated to require no more 
than 30 minutes per individual. Therefore, the total estimated annual 
reporting burden is 1,000 hours.
    Public Comments Invited: Under OMB's regulations (at 5 CFR 
1320.8(d)), you are asked to comment on any aspect of this information 
collection, including (a) whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the Department's performance; (b) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the Department to 
enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; 
and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the 
quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or 
include your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this 
information collection.

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

    Issued on February 5, 2014.
Jeff Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2014-02808 Filed 2-7-14; 8:45 am]
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