[Federal Register: May 30, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 104)]
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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.
ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
SUMMARY: In accordance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces the agency's
intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew
its clearance of a currently approved information collection identified
below under the heading ``Supplementary Information.'' This information
collection renewal assures that motor carriers of property and
passengers maintain an appropriate level of financial responsibility
for operating on public highways.
DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 29, 2003.
ADDRESSES: All signed, written comments should refer to the docket
number that appears in the heading of this document and must be
submitted to the Docket Clerk, 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.
All comments received will be available for examination and
copying at the above address between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday
through Friday, except Federal holidays. Those desiring notification of
receipt of comments must include a self-addressed, stamped postcard or
you may print the acknowledgment page that appears after submitting
Electronic Availability: An electronic copy of this document may be
downloaded using a computer, modem, and suitable communications
software from the Government Printing Office's
electronic bulletin board service (telephone: 202-512-1661). It may
also be downloaded over the Internet, from the home page of the Federal
Register at: http://www.nara.gov/fedreg, or the database of the
Government Printing Office at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara. Internet
users can access all comments received by the U.S. DOT Dockets, Room
PL-401, by using the universal resource locator (URL): http://dms.dot.gov.
This service is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each
year. Please follow the instructions online for more information and
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.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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.
Public Comments Invited: Interested parties are invited to submit
comments online through the Docket Management System (DMS) at http//
dmses.dot.gov/submit, regarding any aspect of this information
collection, including, but not limited to: (1) The necessity and
utility of the information collection for the proper performance of the
functions of the FMCSA; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3)
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the collected
information; and (4) ways to minimize the collection burden without
reducing the quality of the collected information. Comments submitted
in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the
request for OMB's clearance of this information collection.
Authority: 23 U.S.C. 315; 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); and 49 CFR
Issued on: May 22, 2003.
Annette M. Sandberg,
[FR Doc. 03-13489 Filed 5-29-03; 8:45 am]