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Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

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American Government

Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

Lori K. Summers
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
March 25, 2014


[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 57 (Tuesday, March 25, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16420-16421]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06534]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2014-0031]


Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

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

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

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SUMMARY: This document solicits public comments on continuation of the 
requirements for the collection of information entitled ``Motorcycle 
Helmet Labeling'' (OMB Control Number: 2127-0518).
    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 reinstatement of previously approved collections.

DATES: You should submit your comments early enough to ensure that

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Docket Management receives them no later than May 27, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by the DOT Docket ID 
Number above) by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     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., Washington, DC 20590-0001 between 
9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
    Regardless of how you submit your comments, you should mention the 
docket number of this document. You may call the Docket at (202) 366-
9324. Please identify the proposed collection of information for which 
a comment is provided, by referencing its OMB clearance number. It is 
requested, but not required, that two copies of the comment be 
provided.
    Note that all comments received will be posted without change to 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided. 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).
    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 
dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Complete copies of each request for 
collection of information may be obtained at no charge from Mr. Check 
Kam, US. Department of Transportation, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE., West Building Room W43-451, NVS-113, Washington, DC 20590. Mr. 
Kam's telephone number is (202) 366-0247 and fax number is (202) 493-
2990. Please identify the relevant collection of information by 
referring to its OMB Control Number.

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 (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;
    (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 proposed collections of information:
    (1) Title: 49 CFR 571.218, Motorcycle Helmets (Labeling).
    OMB Number: 2127-0518.
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from the 
approval date.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Motorcycle helmet manufacturers
    Summary of the Collection of Information: The National Traffic 
Vehicle Safety statute at 49 U.S.C. Subchapter II Standards and 
Compliance, Sections 30111 and 30117, authorizes the issuance of 
Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS). The Secretary is 
authorized to issue, amend, and revoke such rules and regulations as 
he/she deems necessary. The Secretary is also authorized to require 
manufacturers to provide information to first purchasers of motor 
vehicles or motor vehicle equipment when the vehicle equipment is 
purchased, in the form of printed matter placed in the vehicle or 
attached to the motor vehicle or motor vehicle equipment.
    Using this authority, the agency issued the initial FMVSS No. 218, 
``Motorcycle helmets,'' in 1974. Motorcycle helmets are devices used to 
protect motorcyclists from head injury in motor vehicle accidents. 
FMVSS No. 218 S5.6 requires that each helmet shall be labeled 
permanently and legibly in a manner such that the label(s) can be read 
easily without removing padding or any other permanent part.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 9,100 hours.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 45.
    Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collections of 
information are 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.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c); delegation of authority at 49 CFR 
1.50.

Lori K. Summers,
Director, Office of Crashworthiness Standards.
[FR Doc. 2014-06534 Filed 3-24-14; 8:45 am]
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