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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Office of Motor Carrier Safety
[Docket No. OMCS-96-6488, (formerly Docket No. MC-96-32)]
Notice of Request for Renewal of a Currently-Approved Information
Collection: Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers of Passengers
and Motor Carriers of Property
AGENCY: Office of Motor Carrier Safety (OMCS), DOT.
ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction
Act of 1995 (Section 3506(c)(2)(A)), this notice announces the agency's
intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew
its clearance of a currently approved information collection identified
below under Supplementary Information. In this regard, the agency is
requesting OMB approval to combine two information collections
(formerly authorized under Federal Highway Administration OMB approval
numbers 2125-0074 and 2125-0518) into one information collection
authorized under OMB Approval Number 2126-0518. The two collections
cover similar requirements for motor carriers to document their minimum
levels of financial responsibility. The only difference is the
regulated audiences who are required to provide information--motor
carriers of property and motor carriers of passengers. Combining these
two collections will not result in increased burdens.
DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 31, 2000.
ADDRESSES: 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 9 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: Mrs. Valerie Height, (202) 366-1790,
Office of Motor Carrier Safety, Department of Transportation, 400
Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001. Office hours are from
7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal
Revised Title: Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers of
Passengers and Motor Carriers of Property.
OMB Number: 2126-0518.
The Secretary of Transportation has rescinded the authority
previously delegated to the Federal Highway Administrator to perform
motor carrier functions and operations. This authority has been
redelegated to the Director, Office of Motor Carrier Safety (OMCS), a
new office within the Department of Transportation [64 FR 56270,
October 19, 1999]. This is the reason for the revised information
collection prefix number (being changed from 2125 to 2126) and the
The new OMCS assumes the motor carrier functions previously
performed by the FHWA's Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety
(OMCHS). Ongoing rulemaking, enforcement, and other activities of the
OMCHS, initiated while part of the FHWA, will be continued by the new
OMCS. The redelegation will cause no changes in the motor carrier
functions and operations of the offices or resource centers.
Background: Sections 29 and 30 of the Motor Carrier Act of 1980
(codified at 49 U.S.C. 31139) require the Secretary of Transportation
to promulgate regulations which establish minimal levels of financial
responsibility for motor carriers of property to cover public
liability, property damage, and environmental restoration. Sections 18
of the Bus Regulatory Reform Act of 1982 (codified at 49 U.S.C. 31138)
requires the Secretary of Transportation to establish regulations to
require minimal levels of financial responsibility for for-hire motor
carriers of passengers to cover public liability and property damage.
The Endorsement for Motor Carrier Policies of Insurance for Public
Liability (Form MCS-90/90B) and the Motor Carrier Public Liability
Surety Bond (Form MCS-82/82B) contain the minimum amount of information
necessary to document that a motor carrier has obtained and has in
effect the minimum levels of financial responsibility as set forth in
applicable regulations (motor carriers of property--49 CFR 387.9; motor
carriers of passengers--49 CFR 387.33). The information within these
documents is used by the OMCS and the public to verify that a motor
carrier of property or passengers has obtained and has in effect the
required minimum levels of financial responsibility.
Respondents: Insurance and surety companies of motor carriers of
property (Form MCS-90 and Form MCS-82) and motor carriers of passengers
(Form MCS-90B and Form MCS-82B).
Average Burden per Response: Two minutes to complete the
Endorsement for Motor Carrier Policies of Insurance for Public
Liability or the Motor Carrier Public Liability Surety Bond; one minute
to file the Motor Carrier Public Liability Surety Bond; one minute to
have either document on board the vehicle (foreign-domiciled motor
Estimated Total Annual Burden: 3,658 hours.
Frequency: Upon creation, change, or replacement of an insurance
policy or surety bond.
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 OMCS; (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 OMB's clearance of this
An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded using a
computer, modem, and suitable communications software from the
Government Printing Office electronic bulletin board service
(telephone: 202-512-1661). It may also be downloaded over the Internet,
from the home page of the Federal Register at: http://www.nara.gov/
fedreg, or the database of the Government Printing Office at: http://
www.access.gpo.gov/nara. Internet users can access all comments
received by the U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL-401, by using the universal
resource locator (URL): http://dms.dot.gov. This service is available
24 hours each day, 365 days each year. Please follow the instructions
online for more information and help.
Authority: 23 U.S.C. 315; 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 49 CFR 1.73.
Issued on: November 22, 1999.
Julie Anna Cirillo,
Acting Director, Office of Motor Carrier Safety.
[FR Doc. 99-30988 Filed 11-29-99; 8:45 am]
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