[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 176 (Monday, September 13, 2010)]
[Pages 55630-55631]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-22734]



Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2010-0208]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of Currently 
Approved Collection: Transportation of Hazardous Materials, Highway 

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA 
announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) 
described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its 
review and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests 
approval to extend an existing ICR titled, ``Transportation of 
Hazardous Materials, Highway Routing.'' The information reported by 
States and Indian tribes is necessary to identify designated/restricted 
routes and restrictions or limitations affecting how motor carriers may 
transport certain hazardous materials on their highways, including 
dates that such routes were established and information on subsequent 
changes or new hazardous materials routing designations.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before November 12, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Department of 
Transportation (DOT) Docket Management System (DMS) Docket Number 
FMCSA-2010-0208 using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting 
     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: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington DC 20590-0001 between 9 a.m. 
and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.

Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number for 
this Notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without change 
to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or Room W12-140 
on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 
Washington DC, 20590-0001 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays. The DMS is available 24 hours each 
day, 365 days each year. If you want acknowledgement that we received 
your comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or 
post card or print the acknowledgement page that appears after 
submitting them on-line.
    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 of the person signing the comment, if 
submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). 
You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement for the Federal 
Docket Management System published in the Federal Register on January 
17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo..gov/

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Paul Bomgardner, Hazardous 
Materials Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, 
SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-493-0027; e-mail 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The data for the Transportation 
of Hazardous Materials; Highway Routing ICR is collected under 
authority of 49 U.S.C. 5112 and 5125. Specifically, 49 U.S.C. 5112(c) 
requires that the Secretary, in coordination with the States, ``shall 
update and publish periodically a list of currently effective hazardous 
material highway route designations.''
    Under 49 CFR 397.73, the FMCSA Administrator has the authority to 
request that each State and Indian tribe, through its routing agency, 
provide information identifying hazardous materials routing 
designations within their jurisdictions. That information is collected 
and consolidated by FMCSA and published annually, in whole or as 
updates, in the Federal Register.
    Title: Transportation of Hazardous Materials, Highway Routing.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0014.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently-approved information 
    Respondents: The reporting burden is shared by 50 States, the 
District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin 
    Frequency: Annually.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13 hours [51 annual 
respondents x 1 response x 15 minutes per response/60 minutes per 
response = 12.75 hours, rounded to 13 hours].
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed 
collection is necessary for the performance of FMCSA's functions; (2) 
the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FMCSA to enhance 
the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and 
(4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the 
quality of the collected information. The Agency will summarize or 
include your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this 
information collection.

    Issued on: September 7, 2010.
Terry Shelton,
Office Director for Research and Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2010-22734 Filed 9-10-10; 8:45 am]