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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No.

201 / Wednesday, October 19, 2005 / Notices 60877

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Title: Reporting of Information and DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


Documents About Potential Defects.
National Highway Traffic Safety OMB Number: 2127–0616. National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration Type of Request: Extension of Administration
currently approved collection.
[U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA–2005– Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping
Abstract: Under Chapter 301 of Title
21025]
49 of the United States Code, Requirements; Agency Information
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping manufacturers of motor vehicles and Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Requirements items of motor vehicle equipment are
AGENCY: National Highway Traffic
periodically required to submit certain
AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT.
information to NHTSA, including
Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. ACTION: Notice.
information about claims and notices
Department of Transportation. about deaths and serious injury, SUMMARY: In compliance with the
ACTION: Request for public comment on property damage data, communications Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44
proposed collection of information. to customers and others, and U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice
information on incidents resulting in announces that the Information
SUMMARY: In compliance with the fatalities or serious injuries from
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 Collection Request (ICR) abstracted
possible defects in vehicles or below has been forwarded to the Office
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice equipment in the United States or in
announces that the Information of Management and Budget (OMB) for
identical or substantially similar review and comment. The ICR describes
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted vehicles or equipment in foreign
below has been forwarded to the Office the nature of the information collections
countries. The statute also authorized and their expected burden. The Federal
of Management and Budget (OMB) for NHTSA to require the submission of
review and comment. The ICR describes Register Notice with a 60-day comment
other data that may assist in the period was published on April 22, 2005
the nature of the information collection identification of safety-related defects in
and its expected burden. The Federal (70 FR 20962).
vehicles and equipment. DATES: OMB approval has been
Register Notice with a 60-day comment Information and documents submitted
period was published on April 27, 2005 requested by November 18, 2005.
are intended to provide NHTSA with
[Vol. 70 FR 21838]. This document ‘‘early warning’’ of potential safety- FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
describes collection of information for related defects in motor vehicles and William Evans at the National Highway
which NHTSA intends to seek OMB motor vehicle equipment. NHTSA will Traffic Safety Administration, Office of
approval. rely on the information provided (as Crash Avoidance Standards, 202–366–
well as other relevant information) in 2272, 400 Seventh Street, SW.,
DATES: Comments must be received on
deciding whether to open safety defect Washington, DC 20590.
or before November 18, 2005.
investigations. Please note that the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
ADDRESSES: Comments must refer to the
docket notice numbers cited at the currently approved ICR, ‘‘Reporting of National Highway Traffic Safety
beginning of this notice and be Information About Foreign Safety Administration
submitted to Docket Management, Recalls and Campaigns Related to
Potential Defects’’ (OMB Control Title: 49 CFR 571.403, Platform lift
National Highway Traffic Safety systems for motor vehicles and 49 CFR
Administration, Room PL–401, 400 Number 2127–0620) is incorporated
with this request for collections. 571.404, Platform lift installations in
Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC motor vehicles.
20590. It is requested, but not required, Affected Public: Manufacturers of
motor vehicles and motor vehicle OMB Number: 2127–0621.
that 2 copies of the comment be Type of Request: Extension of a
provided. The Docket Section is open equipment sold in the U.S.
Estimated Total Annual Burden: The currently approved collection.
on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Abstract: FMVSS No. 403, Platform
annual burden is estimated to be 84,218
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. lift systems for motor vehicles,
hours. The estimated annual cost is
Steve Beretzky, Office of Defects $8,105,551. establishes minimum performance
Investigation, National Highway Traffic Comments are invited on: Whether standards for platform lifts designed for
Safety Administration (NVS–217), 400 the proposed collection of information installation on motor vehicles. Its
Seventh Street, SW. (Room 5326), is necessary for the proper performance purpose is to prevent injuries and
Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Beretzky’s of the functions of the Department, fatalities to passengers and bystanders
telephone number is (202) 366–6761. including whether the information will during the operation of platform lifts
Copies of the ICR may be obtained at no have practical utility; the accuracy of that assist persons with limited mobility
charge. the Department’s estimate of the burden in entering and leaving a vehicle.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: of the proposed information collection; FMVSS No. 404, Platform lift
Before a Federal agency can collect ways to enhance the quality, utility, and installations in motor vehicles, places
certain information from the public, it clarity of the information to be specific requirements on vehicle
must receive approval from the Office of collected; and ways to minimize the manufacturers or alterers who install
Management and Budget (OMB). Under burden of the collection of information platform lifts in new vehicles. Under
procedures established by the on respondents, including the use of these regulations, lift manufacturers
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, automated collection techniques or must certify that their lifts meet the
before seeking OMB approval, Federal other forms of information technology. requirements of FMVSS No. 403 and
agencies must solicit public comment must declare the certification on the
Issued on: October 13, 2005. owner’s manual insert, the installation
on proposed collections of information,
including extensions and reinstatement Kathleen C. Demeter, instructions and the lift operating
of previously approved collections. Director for Office of Defects Investigation. instruction label. Certification of
Agency: National Highway Traffic [FR Doc. 05–20885 Filed 10–18–05; 8:45 am] compliance with FMVSS No. 404 is on
Safety Administration. BILLING CODE 4910–59–P the certification label already required

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