[Federal Register Volume 89, Number 29 (Monday, February 12, 2024)]
[Pages 9903-9905]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2024-02840]



Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2024-0011]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments 
for the Reinstatement of a Previously Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to 
request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a 
reinstatement of an information collection, which is summarized below 
under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice 
in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

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DATES: Please submit comments by April 12, 2024.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2024-
0011 by any of the following methods:
    Website: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received go to the Federal Rulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
    Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, 
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amber Reimnitz, 202-366-2997, Office 
of Freight Management & Operations (HOFM-1), Office of Operations, 
Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

    Title: USDOT Survey and Comparative Assessment of Truck Parking 
    OMB Control #: 2125-0638.
    Background: US Department of Transportation (USDOT) is directed to 
complete a survey and comparative assessment of truck parking 
facilities in each State as required by section 1401(c) of Moving Ahead 
for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). MAP-21 section 1401(c) 
required the survey in order to evaluate the capability of the States 
to provide adequate parking and rest facilities for commercial motor 
vehicles engaged in interstate transportation. Other work activities 
required under this section of MAP-21 were: an assessment of the volume 
of commercial motor vehicle traffic in each State and the development 
of a system of metrics designed to measure the adequacy of commercial 
motor vehicle truck parking facilities in each state. A survey was 
conducted in 2014 and is available at: https://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/infrastructure/truck_parking/jasons_law/truckparkingsurvey/index.htm. A second survey was conducted in 2019 and a presentation of 
the results is available at: https://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/Freight/infrastructure/truck_parking/coalition/2020/mtg/jasons_law_results.pdf. 
MAP-21 section 1401(c)(3) called for periodic updates to the survey, 
which is the intent of the proposed updated survey. The results of this 
updated survey shall be made available on a publicly accessible 
Department of Transportation website and updated periodically USDOT 
seeks to continue to collect data to support updates to the survey.
    Respondents: State Transportation and Enforcement Officials, Port 
Authorities, Private Sector Facility Owners/Operators, Trucking Company 
owners or their designee, and Truck Drivers. The target groups of 
respondents are individuals who are responsible for providing or 
overseeing the operation of truck parking facilities and stakeholders 
that depend on such facilities to safely conduct their business. The 
target group identified in the legislation is ``state commercial 
vehicle safety personnel;'' the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 
has interpreted this term to include the Department of Transportation 
personnel in each State involved in commercial vehicle safety program 
activities and State enforcement agency personnel directly involved in 
enforcing highway safety laws and regulations and in highway incident 
and accident response. FHWA recognizes the importance of ports when 
discussing this topic; input from Port Authorities must be obtained to 
complete the public inventory. In addition, FHWA finds that the survey 
on the adequacy of truck parking opportunities is not limited to 
publicly owned facilities; input from private sector facility owners/
operators must be obtained to adequately complete the required work 
provided in the federal legislation. FHWA also finds that input 
obtained from trucking company representatives (owners or their 
designees, especially those in logistics or who schedule drivers) and 
truck drivers, key stakeholders for truck parking facilities who are 
most likely to know where truck parking is needed, will be necessary to 
complete the survey requirements. As per MAP-21 section 1401(c)(3), 
this survey will be conducted periodically to allow for required 
    Types of Survey Questions: FHWA intends to survey Department of 
Transportation personnel in each State on the location, number of 
spaces, availability and demand for truck parking in their State, 
including at rest facilities, truck parking information systems, truck 
parking plans, as well as any impediments to providing adequate truck 
parking capacity (including but not limited to legislative, regulatory, 
or financial issues; zoning; public and private impacts, approval, and 
participation; availability of land; insurance requirements and other 
issues). FHWA intends to survey Port Authority personnel on number of 
spaces, availability, and demand for truck parking at their facility, 
truck parking information systems, reservation systems, as well as 
future plans for expansion or reduction of truck parking. FHWA intends 
to survey private truck stop operators in each State on the location, 
number of truck parking spaces, availability and demand they observe at 
their facilities. FHWA intends to survey public safety officials in 
each State on their records and observations of truck parking use and 
patterns, including the location and frequency of trucks parked 
adjacent to roadways and on exit and entrance ramps to roadway 
facilities. FHWA intends to survey trucking companies and truck drivers 
regarding the location and frequency of insufficient truck parking and 
capacity at rest facilities, future truck parking needs and locations, 
availability of information on truck parking capacity, and other 
impediments to identification, access and use of truck parking. Other 
questions may be included as needed as a result of input from the focus 
groups, stakeholder outreach or at FHWA's discretion, or as follow-up 
to the survey.
    State Departments of Transportation = 52 (4 hours each) = up to 208 
    State Enforcement Personnel = 52 (1 hour each) = up to 52 hours;
    Port Authorities = 205 (1 hour each) = up to 205 hours;
    Private Facility Owners/Operators = 300 (1 hour each) = up to 300 
hours; and
    Trucking Company Representatives and Drivers = 800 (30 minutes 
each) = up to 400 hours;
    Total number of respondents = 1,409 for the survey.
    Total burden hours = no more than 1,165 hours (as allocated above).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: This survey will be updated 
periodically; the estimated total burden for each survey cycle for all 
respondents is no more than 1,165 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 FHWA's performance; (2) the accuracy of 
the estimated burdens; (3) ways for the FHWA to enhance the quality, 
usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that 
the burden could be minimized, including the use of electronic 
technology, without reducing the quality of the collected information.

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The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request 
for OMB's clearance of this information collection.
    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 
35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48.

     Issued on: February 7, 2024.
Jazmyne Lewis,
Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 2024-02840 Filed 2-9-24; 8:45 am]