AGENCY: Department of Transportation (DOT)
SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), 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 cost and burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collections of information was published on August 16, 1996 [FR 61, page 42674].
DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 21, 1997.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Mednick, Environmental Specialist, K-20, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366-8871.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Title: Motor Carrier Quarterly and Annual Report Form MP-1, Motor Carriers of Passengers.
Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection.
OMB Control Number: 2139-0003.
Form Number: BTS Form MP-1.
Affected Public: Class I Motor Carriers of Passengers.
Abstract: This data collection form was transferred from the Interstate Commerce Commission to the Department of Transportation (DOT) on January 1, 1996, by the ICC Termination Act of 1995. The OMB Control number while under the ICC was 3120-0021. Pursuant to 14 U.S.C. 14123, DOT is required to collect annual financial reports from Class I motor carriers. DOT may also require motor carriers to file quarterly reports. In determining the matters to be covered by the reports, DOT must consider: (1) Safety needs; (2) the need to preserve confidential business information and trade secrets and prevent competitive harm; (3) private sector, academic, and public use of information in the reports; and (4) the public interest. BTS wishes to continue to provide periodic information on the health of the motor carrier of passengers industry, its impact on the economy, and the economy's impact on the industry. The current report accomplishes this with minimal data items to be completed quarterly.
Estimated Annual Burden: The total estimated annual burden is 156 hours.
ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725-17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20503, Attention DOT 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 technology.
Issued in Washington, DC, on December 13, 1996.
Phillip A. Leach,
Clearance Officer, United States Department of Transportation.
[FR Doc. 96-32244 Filed 12-18-96; 8:45 am]
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