[Federal Register: August 15, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 158)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
[Docket No. FMCSA-2000-7316]
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements Agency Information
Collection Activity Under OMB Review
AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 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 ICR
describes the nature of the information collection and its expected
burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period
soliciting comments on the following information collection was
published on May 23, 2000 [65 FR 33399].
DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 14, 2000.
ADDRESSES: Signed written comments should refer to the docket number
that appears at the top of this document and must be sent to the Office
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget,
725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: DOT Desk
Officer. You are asked to comment on whether the proposed collection of
information is necessary for the FMCSA to meet its goal of reducing
truck crashes, including whether the information is useful to this
goal; the accuracy of the 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
technology. OMB wants to receive comments within 30 days of publication
of this Notice in order to act on the ICR quickly.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sandra Zywokarte, (202) 366-2987,
Office of Bus and Truck Standards and Operations, Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration, 400 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., e.t., Monday through
Friday, except Federal holidays.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Medical Qualification Requirements.
OMB Number: 2126-0006.
Type of Request: Renewal of currently-approved information
Abstract: The FMCSA is the Federal government agency that is
authorized to require that drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs)
meet certain physical and mental standards to assure the highest level
of safety possible on our Nation's highways. This ICR includes several
components: (1) A medical examination and certificate to be completed
by a licensed medical examiner; (2) the submission of an application to
the FMCSA for the agency to resolve conflicts of medical evaluation
between medical examiners; (3) a driver qualification file for motor
carriers to include the medical certificate; (4) a driver qualification
file for motor carriers of migrant workers to include a doctor's
certificate for every driver employed or used by them; (5) a driver
qualification file to include a skill performance evaluation
certificate (formerly a limb disability waiver) issued to a driver; and
(6) information collection requirements for granting exemptions from
the vision requirements in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
Respondents: Medical examiners, medical specialists, physicians,
licensed doctors of medicine or osteopathy, motor carriers, and CMV
Estimated Burden Per Record: Twenty minutes to complete and
document the medical examination; 1 minute to complete the medical
examiner's certificate and 1 minute to copy and file the medical
examiner's certificate; 1 hour to prepare an application for resolution
of medical conflict; 15 minutes to complete an application for a
skilled performance evaluation (SPE) certificate due to physical
defects or impairments; 2 minutes to complete an application for a
renewal of an SPE certificate; and 1 minute to copy and file the SPE
certificate; 60 minutes to complete an application for a vision
exemption with required supporting documents; and 1 minute for a doctor
of medicine or osteopathy to complete a doctor's certificate for a
driver of migrant workers.
Estimated annual responses: 3,218,215 medical examinations and
medical certificates; 3 applications for resolution of conflicts of
medical evaluation; 300 applications for new SPE certificates; 800
applications for renewal of SPE certificates; 600 applications for
vision exemptions; and 100 medical certificates for drivers of migrant
Total Estimated Annual Burden: Based on an estimated 6,436,000 CMV
drivers, the total estimated annual burden for this information
collection is 1,180,792 hours. These estimated burden hours have
increased by approximately 721,700 since the last OMB approval. This is
primarily because of an increased estimate by the FMCSA in the amount
of time to complete and document the medical examination that is
required of CMV drivers every two years.
Issued on: August 8, 2000.
Julie Anna Cirillo,
Acting Assistant Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety
[FR Doc. 00-20668 Filed 8-14-00; 8:45 am]
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