[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 205 (Wednesday, October 23, 2013)]
[Page 63280]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-24765]

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2013-0305]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of an 
Approved Information Collection Request: Transportation of Hazardous 
Materials, Highway Routing


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 December 23, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2013-0305 using any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: 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, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m. e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and 
docket number. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and 
additional information on the exemption process, see the Public 
Participation heading below. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading 
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov, and follow the 
online instructions for accessing the dockets, or go to the street 
address listed above.
    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 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/2008/pdfE8-794.pdf.
    Public Participation: The Federal eRulemaking Portal is available 
24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can obtain electronic 
submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the ``help'' section 
of the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site. If you want us to notify 
you that we received your comments, please include a self-addressed, 
stamped envelope or postcard, or print the acknowledgement page that 
appears after submitting comments online. Comments received after the 
comment closing date will be included in the docket and will be 
considered to the extent practicable.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Paul Bomgardner, Office of 
Enforcement and Compliance, Hazardous Materials Division, Department of 
Transportation, FMCSA, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-493-0027; email 
[email protected].

    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 
    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 its jurisdiction. 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 
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 51 [35 States, District of 
Columbia, and U.S. Territories with designated hazardous materials 
highway routes + 15 States/U.S. Territories without designated 
hazardous materials highway routes + 1 Indian tribe with a designated 
route = 51].
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Expiration Date: None.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 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 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 

    Issued under the authority of 49 CFR 1.87 on: September 24, 
G. Kelly Leone,
Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Information Technology 
and Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-24765 Filed 10-22-13; 8:45 am]