[Federal Register: January 2, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 1)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Highway Administration
[ Docket No. FHWA-97-3241]
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved
AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.
ACTION: Notice and Request for Comments.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(a) of
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the
intention of the FHWA to request the Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) to extend its current approval of an information collection. This
information collection is used by motor carriers, property brokers, and
freight forwarders to register their operations with FHWA.
DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 3, 1998.
ADDRESSES: Signed, written comments should refer to the docket number
that appears at the top of this document and must be submitted to the
Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street, SW.,
Washington, DC 20590-0001. All comments received will be available for
examination at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T.,
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Those desiring
notification of receipt of comments must include a self-addressed,
stamped envelope or postcard.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Thomas Vining, Office of Motor
Carrier Information Analysis, (202) 358-7028, Federal Highway
Administration, Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW.,
Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.,
E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability An electronic copy
of this document may be downloaded using a modem and suitable
communications software from the Federal Register electronic bulletin
board service (telephone number: 202-512-1661). Internet users may
reach the Federal Register's WWW site at:
Title: Revision of Licensing Application Forms, Application
Procedures, and Corresponding Regulations.
OMB Number: 2125-0568.
Background: The Secretary of Transportation is authorized to
register for-hire motor carriers of regulated commodities under the
provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13902, surface freight forwarders under the
provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13903, and property brokers under the
provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13904. These persons may conduct transportation
services only if they are registered. 49 U.S.C. 13901. Authority
pertaining to these registrations has been delegated to the FHWA, and
related regulations are found at 49 CFR 365.
Forms OP-1 (for motor property carriers and brokers), OP-1(P) (for
motor passenger carriers), and OP-1 (FF) (for freight forwarders) are
used to apply for registration with the FHWA. The forms all ask for
limited information on the applicant's identity, location, familiarity
with safety requirements, and type of proposed operations. Minor
differences in each form reflect specific statutory standards for
registration of the different types of transportation entities.
Respondents: Motor carriers, freight forwarders, and brokers.
Average Burden Per Response: The estimated average burden per
response is 2 hours.
Estimated Total Annual Burden: The estimated total annual burden is
Frequency: This is a one-time reporting requirement. Interested
parties are invited to send comments regarding any aspect of this
information collection, including, but not limited to: (1) the
necessity and utility of the information collection for the proper
performance of the functions of the FHWA; (2) the accuracy of the
estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity
of the collected information; and (4) ways to minimize the collection
burden without reducing the quality of the collected information.
Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or
included in the request for extension of OMB approval of this
Authority: 23 U.S.C. 315 and 49 CFR 1.48.
Issued on: December 19, 1997.
George S. Moore,
Associate Administrator for Administration.
[FR Doc. 97-34080 Filed 12-31-97; 8:45 am]
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