[Federal Register: March 6, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 44)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
[Docket No. FMCSA-2001-8672]
Notice of Request for Comments on Renewing Approval for an
Information Collection: OMB Control No. 2126--0014 (Transportation of
Hazardous Materials, Highway Routing)
AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.
ACTION: Notice; request for comments.
SUMMARY: This notice announces that the FMCSA intends to request the
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew approval of the
information collection described below. That information collection
requires States and Indian tribes to identify designated/restricted
highway routes and restrictions or limitations affecting how motor
carriers may transport certain hazardous materials on the highway. This
notice is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act.
DATES: Please submit your comments by May 7, 2001.
ADDRESSES: Mail or hand deliver comments to the U.S. Department of
Transportation, Dockets Management Facility, Room PL-401, 400 Seventh
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590, or submit electronically at
Be sure to include the docket number appearing in
the heading of this document on your comment. All comments received
will be available for examination and copying at the above address from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
If you would like to be notified when your comment is received, you
must include a self-addressed, stamped postcard or you may print the
acknowledgment page that appears after submitting comments
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Richard Swedberg, (303) 969-5772
ext. 363, or Mr. William Quade, (202) 366-2172, Hazardous Materials
Division (MC-ECH), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S.
Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC
20590. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., e.t., Monday
through Friday, except Federal holidays.
Title: Transportation of Hazardous Materials; Highway Routing.
OMB Number: 2126-0014.
Background: The data for the Transportation of Hazardous Materials;
Highway Routing designations are collected under authority of 49 U.S.C.
Secs. 5112 and 5125. That authority places responsibility on the
Secretary of Transportation to specify and regulate standards for
establishing, maintaining, and enforcing routing designations. Under 49
CFR 397.73, the Administrator has the authority to request that each
State and Indian tribe, through its routing agency, provide information
identifying hazardous materials routing designations within their
respective jurisdictions. That information will be consolidated by the
FMCSA and published annually in whole or as updates in the Federal
Respondents: The reporting burden is shared by the 50 States, the
District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern
Marianas, and the Virgin Islands.
Estimated Total Annual Burden: The annual reporting burden is
estimated to be 13 hours, calculated as follows: (53 respondents x 1
response x 15 minutes/60 minutes = 13.25 hours, rounded to 13 hours).
Frequency: There is one response annually from approximately 53
Public Comments Invited: Your comments are particularly invited on
whether the collection of information is necessary for the FMCSA to
meet its goal of reducing truck crashes, including whether the
information is useful to this goal; the accuracy of the estimate of the
burden of the information collection; ways to enhance the quality,
utility and clarity of the information 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
Electronic Access and Filing: You may submit or retrieve comments
online through the Docket Management System (DMS) at
Acceptable formats include: MS Word (versions 95
to 97), MS Word for Mac (versions 6 to 8), Rich Text File (RTF),
American Standard Code Information Interchange (ASCII)(TXT), Portable
Document Format (PDF), and WordPerfect (versions 7 to 8). The DMS is
available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. Electronic submission
and retrieval help and guidelines are available under the help section
of the web site. You may also download an electronic copy of this
document from the DOT Docket Management System on the Internet at
Please include the docket number appearing in the heading of this document.
Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C.
Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.73.
Dated: February 27, 2001.
Stephen E. Barber,
Acting Assistant Administrator and Chief Safety Officer.
[FR Doc. 01-5410 Filed 3-5-01; 8:45 am]
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