[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 156 (Tuesday, August 13, 2019)]
[Pages 40125-40126]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-17343]



Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2019-0140]

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

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), U.S. 
Department of Transportation (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. 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 October 11, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2019-0140 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, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001 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, 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: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits 
comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT 
posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information 
the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the 
system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at 
    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 website. If you want

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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.

Enforcement and Compliance, Hazardous Materials Division, FMCSA, West 
Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. 
Telephone: 202-385-2307; 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 
    In 49 CFR 397.73, FMCSA requires that each State and Indian tribe, 
through its routing agency, provide information identifying new, or 
changes to existing, hazardous materials routing designations within 
its jurisdiction within 60 days after their establishment (or 60 days 
of the change). That information is collected and consolidated by FMCSA 
and published annually, in whole or as updates, in the Federal Register 
at https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/.
    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, Indian tribes with designated routes, and U.S. 
Territories including; Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin 
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 57 [36 States plus the District of 
Columbia, with designated hazardous materials highway routes + 19 
States/U.S. Territories without designated hazardous materials highway 
routes + 1 Indian tribe with a designated route = 57].
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Expiration Date: April 30, 2020.
    Frequency of Response: Once every two years.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 7 hours [57 annual respondents x 1 
response per 2 years x 15 minutes per response/60 minutes per response 
= 7.125 hours rounded to 7 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:

    Dated: August 8, 2019.
Kelly Regal,
Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information 
[FR Doc. 2019-17343 Filed 8-12-19; 8:45 am]