[Federal Register: June 27, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 124)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
[Docket No. FMCSA-2001-9876]
Notice of Request To Renew Approval of an Information
Collection:OMB No. 2126-0015 (Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers,
Brokers and Freight Forwarders)
AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.
ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
SUMMARY: This notice announces that FMCSA intends to submit a request
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewed approval of
the information collection described below. This information collection
allows registered motor carriers, property brokers, and freight
forwarders a means of meeting process agent requirements. This notice
is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act.
DATES: Your comments must be submitted by August 27, 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 http://
dmses.dot.gov/submit. 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: Ms. Marian Lee, (202) 358-7028,
Insurance Compliance Division (MC-ECI), Federal Motor Carrier Safety
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, Brokers and Freight
OMB Approval Number: 2126-0015.
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; 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 FMCSA.
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 366. This designation is filed with the
FMCSA on Form BOC-3.
Respondents: Motor carriers, freight forwarders, and brokers.
Estimated Burden: The estimated average burden per response for
Form BOC-3 is 10 minutes. The estimated total annual burden is 5,000
hours for Form BOC-3 based on 30,000 filings per year.
Frequency: Form BOC-3 must be filed when the transportation entity
first registers with the FMCSA. Subsequent filings are made only if the
motor carrier, broker, or freight forwarder changes process agents.
Public Comments Invited: We invite you to comment on any aspect of
this information collection, including, but not limited to (1) whether
the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance
of the functions of the FMCSA, including whether the information is
practical and useful; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3)
ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected
information; and (4) ways to minimize the collection burden without
reducing the quality of the information collected.
Electronic Access and Filing: You may submit or retrieve comments
online through the Docket Management System (DMS) at http://
dmses.dot.gov/submit. 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 DocketManagement System on the Internet at http:/
/dms.dot.gov/search.htm. 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.
Issued on: June 21, 2001.
Brian M. McLaughlin,
Acting Deputy Administrator.
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