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Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

American Government

Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection

Michael Howell
Federal Highway Administration
23 April 2018


[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 78 (Monday, April 23, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17700-17701]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08394]



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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2018-0027]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments 
for the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 
this notice announces that FHWA will submit the collection of 
information described below to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and comment. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day 
comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of 
information was published on December 6, 2017. The PRA submission 
describes the nature of the information collection and its expected 
cost and burden.

DATES: Please submit comments by May 23, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2018-
0027 by any of the following methods:
    Website: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
    Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, 
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Purdy, 202-366-6993, Office of 
Freight Management & Operations (HOFM-1), Office of Operations, Federal 
Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. 
to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: USDOT Survey and Comparative Assessment of Truck Parking 
Facilities.
    Background: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is directed 
to complete a survey and comparative assessment of truck parking 
facilities in each State as required by Section 1401(c) of Moving Ahead 
for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). MAP-21 Section 1401(c) 
required the survey in order to evaluate the capability of the States 
to provide adequate parking and rest facilities for commercial motor 
vehicles engaged in interstate transportation. Other work activities 
required under this section of MAP-21 were: An assessment of the volume 
of commercial motor vehicle traffic in each State and the development 
of a system of metrics designed to measure the adequacy of commercial 
motor vehicle truck parking facilities in each state. A survey was 
conducted in 2014 and is available at: https://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/infrastructure/truck_parking/jasons_law/truckparkingsurvey/index.htm. MAP-21 Section 1401(c)(3) called for periodic updates to the 
survey, which is the intent of the proposed updated survey. The results 
of this updated survey shall be made available on a publicly accessible 
Department of Transportation website and updated periodically USDOT 
seeks to continue to collect data to support updates to the survey.
    Respondents: State Transportation and Enforcement Officials, 
Private Sector Facility Owners/Operators, Trucking Company owners or 
their designee, and Truck Drivers. The target groups of respondents are 
individuals who are responsible for providing or overseeing the 
operation of truck parking facilities and stakeholders that depend on 
such facilities to safely conduct their business. The target group 
identified in the legislation is ``state commercial vehicle safety 
personnel;'' the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has interpreted 
this term to include the Department of Transportation personnel in each 
State involved in commercial vehicle safety program activities and 
State enforcement agency personnel directly involved in enforcing 
highway safety laws and regulations and in highway incident and 
accident response. In addition, FHWA finds that the survey on the 
adequacy of truck parking opportunities is not limited to publicly 
owned facilities; input from private sector facility owners/operators 
must be obtained to adequately complete the required work provided in 
the federal legislation. FHWA also finds that input obtained from 
trucking company representatives (owners or their designees, especially 
those in logistics or who schedule drivers) and truck drivers, key 
stakeholders for truck parking facilities who are most likely to know 
where truck parking is needed, will be necessary to complete the survey 
requirements. As per MAP-21 Section 1401(c)(3), this survey will be 
conducted periodically to allow for required updates.
    Types of Survey Questions: FHWA intends to survey Department of 
Transportation personnel in each State on the location, number of 
spaces, availability and demand for truck parking in their State, 
including at rest facilities, truck parking information systems, truck 
parking plans, as well as any impediments to providing adequate truck 
parking capacity (including but not limited to legislative, regulatory, 
or financial issues; zoning; public and private impacts, approval, and 
participation; availability of land; insurance requirements and other 
issues). FHWA intends to survey private truck stop operators in each 
State on the location, number of truck parking spaces, availability and 
demand they observe at their facilities. FHWA intends to survey public 
safety officials in each State on their records and observations of 
truck parking use and patterns, including the location and frequency of 
trucks parked adjacent to roadways and on exit and entrance ramps to 
roadway facilities. FHWA intends to survey trucking companies and truck 
drivers regarding the location and frequency of insufficient truck 
parking and capacity at rest facilities, future truck parking needs and 
locations, availability of information on truck parking capacity, and 
other impediments to identification, access and use of truck parking. 
Other questions may be included as needed as a result of input from the 
focus groups, stakeholder outreach or at FHWA's discretion, or as 
follow-up to the survey.
    Estimate:
    State Departments of Transportation = 50 (4 hours each) = up to 200 
hours;
    State Enforcement Personnel = 50 (1 hour each) = up to 50 hours;
    Private Facility Owners/Operators = 229 (1 hour each) = up to 229 
hours; and
    Trucking Company Representatives and Drivers = 150 (1 hour each) = 
up to 150 hours;
    Total number of respondents = 479 for the survey.
    Total burden hours = no more than 629 hours (as allocated above).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: This survey will be updated 
periodically; the estimated total burden for each survey cycle for all 
respondents is no more than 629 hours.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including: (1)

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Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the FHWA's 
performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burdens; (3) ways for 
the FHWA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the 
collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized, 
including the use of electronic technology, 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:  The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48.

     Issued On: April 17, 2018.
 Michael Howell,
 Information Collection Officer .
[FR Doc. 2018-08394 Filed 4-20-18; 8:45 am]
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