[Federal Register: September 5, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 172)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
[Docket No. FMCSA-2003-15024]
Notice of Request for Renewal of a Currently Approved Information
Collection: Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers of Passengers
and Motor Carriers of Property
AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.
SUMMARY: The FMCSA announces that the Information Collection Request
(ICR) described in this notice is being sent to the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval pursuant to the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. On May 30, 2003, the
FMCSA published a ``Notice of Request for Renewal of a Currently
Approved Information Collection: Financial Responsibility for Motor
Carriers of Passengers and Motor Carriers of Property'' in the Federal
Register. Comments on the proposed information collection burden were
solicited. No comments regarding the ICR were received.
DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 6, 2003.
ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street, NW.,
Washington, DC 20503, Attention: DOT Desk Officer. We particularly
request your comments on whether the collection of information is
necessary for the FMCSA to meet its goals of reducing truck crashes,
including whether the information is useful to this goal; the accuracy
of the estimate of the burden of the information collection; ways to
enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collected;
and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or
other forms on information technology.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Marian Lee, (202) 385-2423,
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: Financial Responsibility for Motor Carrier of Passengers and
Motor Carriers of Property.
OMB Control Number: 2126-0008.
Background: The Secretary of Transportation is responsible for
implementing regulations which establish minimal levels of financial
responsibility for: (1) Motor carriers of property to cover public
liability, property damage, and environmental restoration, and (2) 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; and motor carrier of passengers--49 CFR
387.33). FMCSA and the public can verify that a motor carrier of
property or passengers has obtained, and has in effect, the required
minimum levels of financial responsibility, by use of the information
embraced within these documents.
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 Insurances 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
carriers only). These endorsements are maintained at the motor
carrier's principal place of business (49 CFR 387.7(iii)(d)).
Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,285 hours.
Frequency: Upon creation, change, or replacement of an insurance
policy or surety bond.
Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C.
Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.73.
Issued on: August 8, 2003.
Warren E. Hoemann,
[FR Doc. 03-22568 Filed 9-4-03; 8:45 am]