[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 63 (Thursday, April 2, 1998)]
[Pages 16290-16291]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-8662]



Office of the Secretary

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

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has 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. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period 
soliciting comments on the following collection of information was 
published on January 16, 1998 [62 FR 2715].

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 4, 1998.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Deborah M. Freund, Office of Motor 
Carrier Research and Standards, (202) 366-4009, Department of 
Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, 400 Seventh Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 
p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.


Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

    Title: Emergency Relief Funding Applications.
    OMB Number: 2125-0526.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Form(s): N/A.
    Affected Public: Motor carriers.
    Abstract: Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 
390.15 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), 
requires motor carriers to make all records and information pertaining 
to crashes (accidents) available to an authorized representative or 
special agent of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) upon request 
or as part of an inquiry. For the purposes of Sec. 390.15, ``accident'' 
is defined as an occurrence involving a commercial motor vehicle 
operating on a public road in interstate or intrastate commerce which 
results in (1) A fatality; (2) bodily injury to a person who, as a 
result of the injury, receives medical treatment away from the scene of 
the accident; or (3) one or more motor vehicles incurring disabling 
damage as a result of the accident, requiring the motor vehicle to be 
transported away from the scene by a tow truck or other motor vehicle 
(49 CFR 390.5). Occurrences involving only boarding and alighting from 
a stationary motor vehicle or involving only the loading or unloading 
of cargo are not included in the definition.
    Motor carriers are required to maintain an accident register for 
one year after the date of the accident. The register must include a 
list of each accident. The information for each accident must include, 
at a minimum, the following elements: date of accident;

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city or town in which or most near where the accident occurred and the 
State in which the accident occurred; driver name; number of injuries; 
number of fatalities; and whether hazardous materials, other than fuel 
spilled from the fuel tanks of motor vehicles involved in the accident, 
were released. In addition, the register must contain copies of all 
accident reports required by State or other governmental entities or 
    There are no prescribed forms. The records are used by the FHWA and 
its representatives as a source of information for investigations or 
special studies, and to assess the effectiveness of motor carriers' 
safety management controls.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 3,305.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725-17th Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20503, Attention FHWA Desk Officer. Comments are invited 
on: whether the proposed collection of information is 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 
    A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB 
receives it within 30 days of publication.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 26, 1998.
Phillip A. Leach,
Clearance Officer, United States Department of Transportation.
[FR Doc. 98-8662 Filed 4-1-98; 8:45 am]