[Federal Register: February 24, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 36)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Office of the Secretary
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information
Collection Activity Under OMB Review
AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, DOT.
SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs
describe the nature of the information collections and their expected
burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period
soliciting comments on the following information collection was
published on March 10, 1998 [63 FR 11705-11706].
DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 26, 1999.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jerry L. Robin, Transportation
Specialist, Research Division, Office of Motor Carrier Research and
Standards, (202) 366-2986, 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.
Federal Highway Administration
Title: Truck Stop Fitness Facilities Utilization Study.
OMB Number: 2125-NEW.
Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Affected Public: Approximately 500 tractor-trailer drivers.
Abstract: Conference Report 104-286 to accompanying H.R. 2002 to
the Department of Transportation Appropriations Bill (Pub. L. 104-50)
directed the FHWA to contract, during FY 1996, with the American
Trucking Associations Foundations', Transportation Research Institute
to perform applied research to address a number of highway safety
issues, such as: driver fatigue and alertness, the application of
emerging technologies to ensure safety, productivity and regulatory
compliance; and commercial driver licensing, training and education.
Truck stop fitness utilization information will be collected via an
automated telephone interview at the driver's 6 and 11 month marks in
the research project. The call will be toll-free for the drivers to
respond to the survey. A standardized questionnaire will ask the
drivers a number of questions pertaining to their frequency and
duration of use of the truck stop fitness facilities. Additional topic
areas to be explored include: what type of exercise equipment the truck
drivers prefer (aerobic or weight-resistance equipment), whether the
drivers generally feel better since beginning an exercise program, have
they made any other lifestyle changes, do they feel more alert/less
stressed when driving, are they getting other drivers to start an
exercise program, and how can truck stop fitness facilities be improved
to better meet the needs of the truck driver and the trucking industry.
The results of the information collections will be documented in a
report for dissemination to the trucking and truck stop industries as
well as other interested organizations and agencies including the
Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services (Center
for Disease Control) and the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration. Note: Rolling Strong Co. is a private corporation. The
government does not endorse Rolling Strong Co. And did not fund the
design or construction of their fitness facilities. The FHWA is only
evaluating the concept of truck stop fitness.
Estimated Total Annual Burden: 333.
ADDRESSES: Send comments, within 30 days, to the Office of Information
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725-17th
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention DOT Desk Officer.
Comments are Invited on
Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the
proper performance of the functions of the Department, including
whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of
the Department's estimate of the burden of the proposed information
collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the
information to be 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 information
A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB
receives it within 30 days of publication.
Issued in Washington, DC, on February 16, 1999.
Vanester M. Williams,
Clearance Officer, United States Department of Transportation.
[FR Doc. 99-4519 Filed 2-23-99; 8:45 am]
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