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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
[Docket No. BTS-99-6368]
OMB Review of Agency Information Collection Activity; Motor
Carrier Report Form MP-1
AGENCY: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, DOT.
SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this
notice announces that the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has
submitted the following data collection to the Office of Management and
Budget (OMB) for review and approval: Motor Carrier Quarterly and
Annual Report Form MP-1. This report form provides financial and
operation data about large motor carriers of passengers. BTS published
a Federal Register notice asking for public comment on this data
collection October 19, 1999 (64 FR 56385). BTS received one comment in
response to that notice.
DATES: You must submit comments by February 22, 2000.
ADDRESSES: Please send comments to both (1) the Office of Information
and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), OMB, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington,
DC 20503, attention: DOT Desk Officer; and (2) the Docket Clerk, Docket
No. BTS-99-6368, Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW.,
Room PL-401, Washington, DC 20590. Comments must include the OMB
control number, 2139-0003.
You only need to submit one copy. If you would like the Department
to acknowledge receipt of the comments, you must include a self-
addressed stamped postcard with the following statement: Comments on
Docket BTS-99-6368. The Docket Clerk will date stamp the postcard and
mail it back to you.
If you wish to file comments using the Internet, you may use the
U.S. DOT Dockets Management System website at http://dms.dot.gov.
Please follow the instructions online for more information. This
website can also be used to read comments received.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Mednick, K-2, Bureau of
Transportation Statistics, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC
20590; (202) 366-8871; fax: (202) 366-3640; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to OMB Control No. 2139-0003 in any
Title: Motor Carrier Quarterly and Annual Report, Motor Carriers of
OMB Control No.: 2139-0003.
Form No.: BTS Form MP-1.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Respondents: Class I Motor Carriers of Passengers.
Number of Respondents: Approximately 26.
Estimated Time Per Response: 90 minutes.
Total Annual Burden: 195 hours.
Needs and Uses: Under section 103 of the ICC Termination Act of
1995, Pub. L. 104-88, 109 Stat. 803 (1995) (codified at 49 U.S.C.
14123), the Department of Transportation (DOT) is required to collect
annual financial and safety reports from Class I and Class II motor
carriers. DOT may also require motor carriers to file quarterly and
special 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. DOT must also
streamline and simplify the reporting requirements to the maximum
extent practicable. DOT has delegated authority for this program to the
Director of BTS.
Under this statutory mandate, BTS has been collecting data on motor
carriers of passengers using Form MP-1. This provides quarterly and
annual data on number of passengers, operating revenue and expenses,
net income, and assets and liabilities. BTS uses it 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 report form accomplishes this with minimal data items to be
completed quarterly. Please note that under the statute BTS also
collects data on motor carriers of property, using report Forms M and
QFR, but these forms are not part of this renewal notice and request
Request for Comments
BTS requests 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 Bureau of Transportation Statistics; (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, including the use of automated collection techniques or
other forms of information technology.
Rolf R. Schmitt,
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