[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 148 (Wednesday, July 31, 1996)]
[Pages 40060-40062]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-19492]



Office of the Secretary

Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information 
Collection Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary (OST), Department of Transportation 

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C.

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3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection 
Requests (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes 
the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. As 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, notices were published 
in the Federal Register stating DOT's intention to request extensions 
for currently approved information collections and reinstatements of an 
expired information collections. Interested persons are invited to send 
comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this 
collection of information, including any of the following: (1) The 
necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the 
proper performance of the agency's functions: (2) the accuracy of the 
estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity 
of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology to 
minimize the information collection.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 24, 1996.
    Title: Crash Risk of Alcohol-Involved Driving Study; Proposed 
Information Collection.
    Administration: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 
    OMB Control Number: 2127-New.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Entities: A total of approximately 10,000 drivers (1000 
crash and 4000 non-crash (control) at each site).
    Abstract: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
(NHTSA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 
(NIAAA) play key roles in national efforts to reduce alcohol involved 
crash injuries and fatalities. NHTSA and NIAAA have jointly funded a 
study to determine the relative risk of crash involvement associated 
with elevated blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) when compared with a 
zero blood alcohol concentration. One important part of the data 
collection for this effort is a questionnaire to measure crash and 
alcohol covariates in the population being studied. Current data of 
this kind do not exist and cannot be collected by any other method.
    Need for Information: NHTSA and NIAAA are committed to the 
development of effective programs to reduce this morbidity and 
mortality due to driving under the influence (DUI). To aid in filling 
this commitment, a better understanding of driver characteristics and 
alcohol levels in alcohol-involved crashes is required.
    Annual Burden: 1,417 hours.
    Title: Customer Satisfaction Surveys.
    Administration: United States Coast Guard, DOT.
    OMB Control Number: 2115-0625.
    Type of Request: New Collection.
    Affected Entities: Maritime industry and recreational boating 
    Abstract: Customer satisfaction surveys are required by Executive 
Order 12862, Setting Customer Service Standards, to ensure that the 
USCG provides the highest quality service to our customers. Steps will 
be taken to assure anonymity of respondents in each activity covered 
under this request.
    Need for Information: Executive Order 12862, Setting Customer 
Service Standards, directs USCG to conduct surveys to determine the 
kind and quality of services the marine industry and the recreational 
boating public wants and expect.
    Annual Responses: 41,695.
    Annual Burden: 16,005 hours.
    Title: Application for Employment with the Federal Aviation 
    Administration: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.
    OMB Control Number: 2120-0597.
    Type of Request: New Collection.
    Affected Entities: The likely respondents will be the general 
public who are interested in employment with this agency.
    Abstract: The collection of information is an application for 
employment with the Federal Aviation Administration. Applicants will 
have to complete a number of background questions to determine their 
basic eligibility for Federal employment and also answer specific 
occupation-related questions to determine their qualifications.
    Need for Information: P.L. 104-50 authorized the Federal Aviation 
Administration to establish its own personnel system outside most of 
the requirements of Title 5. The only provisions related to hiring that 
will continue to apply are those dealing with veteran's preference. One 
of the recommendations of our personnel reform task forces, and in 
keeping with reengineered business processes under the National 
Performance Review, we are attempting to centralized and automate some 
of our application, evaluation and hiring processes. This application 
is a part of that effort. We propose to utilize the information 
collected to make determinations on applicant's eligibility for Federal 
employment as well as determining their qualifications for employment 
and certifying the name of qualified applicants to line managers who 
will make hiring decisions.
    Annual Responses: 5,000.
    Annual Burden: 5,000 hours.
    Title: Advisory Committee Candidate Biographical Information 
Request, DOT F1120.1.
    Administration: Office of the Secretary, DOT.
    OMB Control Number: 2105-0009.
    Type of Request: Extension for a currently approved information 
    Affected Entities: Individuals who have contacted DOT to indicate 
an interest in appointment to an advisory committee and individuals who 
have been recommended for membership on an advisory committee. Only one 
collection is expected per individual.
    Abstract: The collection of information obtained by the Advisory 
Committee Candidate Biographical Information Request form enables 
Departmental officials to review the qualifications of individuals who 
wish to serve on Department-sponsored advisory committees and the 
qualifications of persons who have been recommended to serve. The 
collection provides uniform data for each individual and enables DOT to 
comply with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463) (5 
U.S.C. App.) which requires that advisory committee membership be 
    A number of DOT's advisory committees were created by statute, and 
have statutory requirements for education, experience, or expertise. 
The data collection enables DOT to comply with such statutory 
membership requirements, by providing information from which officials 
may determine which individuals meet specific qualification standards 
for particular advisory committees and for particular positions within 
a committee. In fact, some statutory committees require very narrow and 
specific expertise for each position on the committee, which can be 
ascertained by reviewing the Advisory Committee Candidate Biographical 
Information Request form.
    Finally, the data collection allows officials to retain a file of 
interested applicants. As vacancies occur on specific advisory 
committees, the applications and qualifications can be reviewed for 
possible placement.
    Need for Information: In the absence of the data collection, 
officials would have to contact by telephone or by letter each person 
who expressed an interest or who was recommended for an advisory 
committee position, to determine his/her interest, education, 
experience, or expertise. This would be

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a more time-consuming and costly data collection effort which would 
have to be repeated if the individual were to be considered at a later 
time for vacancies on other advisory committees.
    Annual Responses: 1.
    Annual Burden: 25 hours.
    Title: War Risk Insurance, Applications and Related Information.
    Administration: Maritime Administration, DOT.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement without change, of currently 
approved information collection.
    OMB Control Number: 2133-0011.
    Form Number: MA-355, MA-528, MA-828, MA-942.
     Affected Entities: Vessel's owner or charterer interested in 
participation in MARAD's war risk insurance program.
    Abstract: As authorized by Section 1202, Title XII, Merchant Marine 
Act, 1936, as amended, (46 U.S.C. App. 1282) (Act), the Secretary of 
U.S. Department of Transportation may provide war risk insurance for 
the needs of the waterborne commerce of the United States. This 
collection is required for participation in the program. It consists of 
forms MA-355, MA-528, MA-828, and MA-942 and related information.
    Need and Use of the Information: To determine the eligibility of 
the applicant and the vessel for participation in the war risk 
insurance program.
    Annual Responses: 1,730.
    Annual Burden: 930 hours.
    Title: Requirements for Establishing U.S. Citizenship under 46 CFR 
Part 355.
    Administration: Maritime Administration, DOT.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement without change, of currently 
approved information collection.
    OMB Control Number: 2133-0012.
    Form Number: Special Format.
    Affected Entities:  Participating financial institutions, ships 
owners, charterers, and equity owners within the United States.
    Abstract:  Applicants that receive benefits and continue to receive 
benefits under the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended, must be 
citizens of the United States within the meaning of section 2 of the 
Shipping Act, 1916, as amended (46 App. U.S.C. 802). This collection 
gathers the information on citizenship of individuals, etc. covered by 
the requirements.
    Need and Use of the Information: To determine compliance with the 
statutory requirements.
    Annual Responses: 300.
    Annual Burden: 1,500 hours.
    Title: Subsidy Voucher--Operating--Differential Subsidy (Bulk & 
Liner Cargo Vessels).
    Administration: Maritime Administration, DOT.
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved information 
    OMB Control Number: 2133-0024.
    Form Number: MA-790, SF-1034 and supporting schedules.
    Affected Entities:  Bulk and liner vessel operators of vessels 
covered by an ODS agreement under the Act.
    Abstract:  The information collected is the costs and manning 
complement of bulk and liner cargo vessels engaged in carrying 
commodities in worldwide services and covered by an Operating-
Differential Subsidy Agreement (ODS) in accordance with Title VI of the 
Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended (Act).
    Need and Use of the Information: The information is utilized by 
MARAD examiners to determine subsidy payable for voyages performed in 
accordance with ODS agreements.
    Annual Responses: 320.
    Annual Burden: 640 hours.
    Title: Ships' Stores Certification for Hazardous Materials Aboard 
    Administration: United States Coast Guard, DOT.
    OMB No: 2115-0139.
    Affected Entities: Suppliers and manufacturers of hazardous 
products used on ships.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
    Abstract: Ships' Stores Certification--Title 46, CFR, Part 147 
requires proper identification and labeling of dangers presented by 
hazardous ships' stores. The regulation provides manufacturers the 
opportunity to request waivers for products in special DOT hazard 
classes to be used aboard ships. Title 46 U.S.C. 3303 authorizes the 
Coast Guard to regulate the transportation, stowage and use of ships' 
stores and supplies of a dangerous nature.
    Coast Guard will use this information to ensure personnel aboard 
vessels are made aware of the proper usage and stowage instructions to 
protect them from bodily injury.
    Annual Responses: 2.
    Annual Burden: 6 hours.

ADDRESS: Written comments concerning the proposed information 
collections should be sent within 30 days of this notice directly to 
the Office Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget, 725-17th Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20503, ATTN: Desk 
Officer for the Department of Transportation.

    Issued in Washington, D.C. on July 24, 1996.
Phillip A. Leach,
Clearance Officer, United States Department of Transportation.
[FR Doc. 96-19492 Filed 7-30-96; 8:45 am]