[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 14, 2012)]
[Page 15183]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6084]



Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2012-0059]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of a 
Currently-Approved Information Collection: Licensing Applications for 
Motor Carrier Operating Authority

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for information.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA 
announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) 
described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its 
review and approval. The FMCSA seeks approval to extend an ICR 
entitled, ``Licensing Applications for Motor Carrier Operating 
Authority,'' that is used by for-hire motor carriers of regulated 
commodities, motor passenger carriers, freight forwarders, property 
brokers, and certain Mexico-domiciled motor carriers to register their 
operations with the FMCSA. The agency invites public comment on the 

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before May 14, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2012-0059 using any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m. e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and 
docket number. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and 
additional information on the exemption process, see the Public 
Participation heading below. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading 
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov, and follow the 
online instructions for accessing the dockets, or go to the street 
address listed above.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 
comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement for the Federal Docket Management System 
published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or 
you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdfE8-794.pdf.
    Public Participation: The Federal eRulemaking Portal is available 
24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can obtain electronic 
submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the ``help'' section 
of the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site. If you want us to notify 
you that we received your comments, please include a self-addressed, 
stamped envelope or postcard, or print the acknowledgement page that 
appears after submitting comments online. Comments received after the 
comment closing date will be included in the docket and will be 
considered to the extent practicable.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Denise Ryan, Transportation 
Specialist, Office of Information Technology, Information Technology 
Operations Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor 
Carrier Safety Administration, 6th Floor, West Building, 1200 New 
Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590, Telephone Number (202) 493-0242; 
Email Address [email protected]. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

    Background: The FMCSA is authorized to register for-hire motor 
carriers of regulated commodities under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 
13902; freight forwarders under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13903; 
property brokers under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13904; and certain 
Mexican motor carriers under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13902 and the 
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) motor carrier access 
provision. The forms used to apply for registration authority with the 
FMCSA are: Form OP-1 for motor property carriers and brokers; Form OP-
1(P) for motor passenger carriers; Form OP-1(FF) for freight 
forwarders; and Form OP-1(MX) for certain Mexican motor carriers. These 
forms request information on the applicant's identity, location, 
familiarity with safety requirements, and type of proposed operations. 
There are some differences on the forms due to specific statutory 
standards for registration of the different types of transportation 
    Title: Licensing Applications for Motor Carrier Operating 
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0016.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently-approved information 
    Respondents: Motor carriers, motor passenger carriers, freight 
forwarders, brokers, and certain Mexico-domiciled.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 37,239.
    Estimated Time per Response: 4 hours to complete Form OP-1(MX); and 
2 hours to complete Forms OP-1, OP-1(FF), OP-1(P).
    Expiration Date: September 30, 2012.
    Frequency of Response: Other (as needed).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 74,556 hours [71,400 hours for Form 
OP-1 + 2,000 hours for Form OP-1(P) + 1,000 hours for Form OP-1(FF) + 
140 hours for Form OP-1(MX) + 16 hours for OP-1(NNA) = 74,556].
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed 
collection is necessary for the agency to perform its mission; (2) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FMCSA to enhance the 
quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) 
ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of 
the collected information. The agency will summarize or include your 
comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this information 

    Issued on: March 2, 2012.
Kelly Leone,
Associate Administrator for Research and Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2012-6084 Filed 3-13-12; 8:45 am]