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Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

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Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

Jeff Michael
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
February 14, 2014


[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 31 (Friday, February 14, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9038-9040]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-02812]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA-2014-0013]


Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT.

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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 15, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number 
NHTSA-2014-0013 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 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://Docketslnfo.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Alan Block, Contracting Officer's 
Technical Representative, Office of Behavioral Safety Research (NTI-
131), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., W46-499, Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Block's phone number is 
202-366-6401 and his email address is alan.block@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 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 regulations (at 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 public comment on 
the following proposed collection of information:

Demonstration Tests of Different High Visibility Enforcement Models

    Type of Request--New information collection requirement.
    OMB Clearance Number--None.
    Form Number--NHTSA Forms 1121, 1122, 1123.
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval--3 years from date of 
approval.
    Summary of the Collection of Information--NHTSA proposes to collect 
information in selected communities on public perceptions of 
enforcement of laws prohibiting alcohol-impaired driving. The 
communities will differ in their levels of highly visible enforcement. 
Telephone interviews will be administered to residents in each of five 
communities who are drivers, age 18 and older, have access to a 
residential landline and/or a personal cell phone, and have consumed 
alcohol in the past year. This study will also conduct in-person 
interviews in each of the five communities with patrons at bars or 
other establishments serving alcohol. The respondents will be age 21 
and older.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use of the 
Information--NHTSA was established to reduce the number of deaths, 
injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes on 
the 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.
    Highly visible enforcement (HVE) has had the strongest support in 
the research literature for effectiveness in reducing alcohol-impaired 
driving. The unknown at this time is the relationship of the amount of 
HVE to perceived risk within a community of an alcohol-impaired driver 
being stopped by law enforcement. In particular, does the perceived 
risk increase as the amount of HVE increases? And is the optimum effect 
on awareness and perceived risk achieved through an integrated program 
where HVE is integrated into regular law enforcement operations? NHTSA 
proposes to address those questions by selecting community sites 
engaging in different levels of HVE activity over a one-year period, 
and collecting information on community awareness of those enforcement 
programs and the perceived risk of an alcohol-impaired driver being 
stopped by law enforcement officers. Five sites will be selected.
    NHTSA will use the findings from this proposed collection of 
information to assist States, localities, and law enforcement agencies 
to design and implement sustained programs of highly visible 
enforcement of the laws pertaining to alcohol-impaired driving.
    Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number, 
and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information)--
This proposed effort would involve a maximum of three telephone survey 
waves in each of the five selected communities. The sample size per 
survey wave per community would be 1,200. The total number of telephone 
interviews within a community over the course of the one year field 
period would be a maximum of 3,600, with the grand total for the five 
communities combined being a maximum of 18,000 telephone interviews. 
Respondents would be drivers age 18 and older that had consumed alcohol 
in the past year. Businesses are ineligible for the sample and would 
not be interviewed. No more than one respondent would be selected per 
household. Each member of the sample would complete one interview,

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and only participate in one survey wave.
    This effort would also include a maximum of three waves of in-
person interviews of patrons at bars or other establishments serving 
alcohol. The total number of in-person interviews within a community 
over the course of the one year field period would be a maximum of 
1,200, with the grand total for the five communities combined being a 
maximum of 6,000 in-person interviews. Respondents would be patrons of 
alcohol-serving establishments age 21 and older. Each respondent would 
receive a small number of questions to answer both upon entry to the 
establishment and upon departure.
    Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Record Keeping Burden 
Resulting From the Collection of Information--NHTSA estimates that 
respondents would require an average of 10 minutes to complete the 
telephone interviews. If the maximum number of 18,000 telephone 
interviews is conducted, this would compute to 3,000 interviewing 
hours. The interviews with establishment patrons would require an 
average of eight minutes for the entry and exit interview combined. 
With a maximum of 6,000 respondents, this would compute to 800 
interviewing hours.
    All interviewing would occur during a single year. Thus the annual 
reporting burden would be the entire 3,800 hours. The respondents would 
not incur any reporting cost from the information collection. The 
respondents also would not incur any record keeping burden or record 
keeping cost from the information collection.

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

    Dated: February 5, 2014.
Jeff Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2014-02812 Filed 2-13-14; 8:45 am]
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