[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 169 (Wednesday, September 1, 2010)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-21871]



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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency 
Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 
Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice.

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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 will be forwarded to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR 
describes the nature of the information collections and their expected 
burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was 
published on June 9, 2010 [FR Doc. 2010-0065, Vol. 75, No. 110, Pages 
32838-32839].

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 1, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charlene Doyle, NVS-431, Office of 
Regulatory Analysis and Evaluation, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Ms. 
Doyle's phone number is 202-366-1276 and her e-mail address is 
charlene.doyle@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Title: National Child Restraint Use Special Study (NCRUSS).
    OMB Number: 2127-0642.
    Type of Request: Request for public comment on proposed collection 
of information.
    Abstract: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
(NHTSA) proposes to conduct information collections to assess the 
levels of child restraint system use and misuse for children riding in 
passenger vehicles, and to examine whether the levels of use and/or 
misuse are related to any specific characteristics of the drivers, 
their passengers, the child restraints, and/or the vehicles. Previous 
studies have shown that there is a gap between recommended child 
restraint use and observed use. Actions have been taken by NTHSA to 
close the gap. In March 1999, NHTSA published a final rule establishing 
a uniform child restraint attachment system known as LATCH, Lower 
Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (Federal Motor Vehicles Safety 
Standard 213, Child Restraint Systems and FMVSS 225, Child Restraint 
Anchorage Systems), in order to provide another, easier method of 
attaching a child restraint to the vehicle. This new collection of data 
is necessary in order to evaluate the effectiveness of FMVSS 225 and 
FMVSS 213, as well as to obtain an up to date snapshot of child 
restraint use and misuse across the United States. This information 
will be used in assessing what additional actions NHTSA should take to 
improve child passenger safety. In addition, NTHSA will publish the 
findings of this research study to provide information to States, 
localities, and other interested organizations in support of their 
efforts to reduce and prevent injuries among child occupants. NHTSA 
proposes to collect observational data on correct and incorrect use of 
child restraint systems in passenger vehicles, as well as interview 
information from drivers about their knowledge and perceptions of child 
restraint systems. The primary population for observation will be 
restrained and unrestrained child passengers riding in any seating 
position in passenger vehicles. Participation in the study will be 
voluntary. Interviews with drivers who agree to participate will be 
used to obtain the following data: demographic information on 
occupants, the driver's knowledge about the specific CRS in the 
vehicle, and the driver's general knowledge and experience with 
different types of restraint systems. While the interview is being 
conducted, a trained observer will collect information about the CRS in 
the vehicle, including the type of restraint that is used, the type of 
installation (seat belt or LATCH), how the CRS is installed, harness 
use, and seat belt fit. The observer will not remove the child or CRS 
from the vehicle.
    Affected Public: Drivers of passenger vehicles who are transporting 
children and their passengers.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 880 hours.

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 NHTSA 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 technology. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB 
receives it within 30 days of publication.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).

James F. Simons,
Director, Office of Regulatory Analysis and Evaluation.
[FR Doc. 2010-21871 Filed 8-31-10; 8:45 am]
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