[Federal Register: June 4, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 107)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Highway Administration
[Docket No. FHWA-98-3825]
Notice of Request for Renewal of a Currently Approved Information
Collection: Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, and Brokers
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 renew its clearance of the currently approved information
collection identified below under Supplementary Information. This
information collection allows registered motor carriers, property
brokers, and freight forwarders a means of meeting process agent
DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 3, 1998.
ADDRESSES: All signed, written comments should refer to the docket
number that appears in the heading 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 10:00
a.m. and 5:00 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: Ms. Marian Lee, Office of Motor
Carrier Information Analysis, (202) 358-7051, 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.
Title: Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, and Brokers.
OMB Number: 2125-0567.
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 pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 13901. The Secretary has delegated
authority pertaining to these registrations to the FHWA. Registered
motor carriers, brokers, and freight forwarders must designate (1) an
agent on whom service of notices in proceedings before the Secretary
may be made (49 U.S.C. 13303); and (2) for every state in which they
operate, agents on whom process issued by a court may be served in
actions brought against the registered transportation entity (49 U.S.C.
13304). Regulations governing the designation of process agents are
found at 49 CFR part 366. This designation is filed with the FHWA on
Respondents: Motor carriers, freight forwarders, and brokers.
Estimated Average Burden per Response: The estimated average burden
per response for Form BOC-3 is 10 minutes.
Estimated Total Annual Burden: The estimated total annual burden is
3,500 hours for Form BOC-3 based on 21,000 filings per year.
Frequency: Form BOC-3 must be filed when the transportation entity
first registers with the FHWA. Subsequent filings are made only if the
motor carrier, broker, or freight forwarder changes process agents.
Public Comments Invited
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 OMB'S clearance for a renewal
of this information collection.
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: http://
Authority: 23 U.S.C. 315 and 49 CFR 1.48.
Issued on: May 20, 1998.
Michael J. Vecchietti,
Director, Office of Information and Management Services.
[FR Doc. 98-14767 Filed 6-3-98; 8:45 am]
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