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vessel ownership or operation. below. Form MA–1020 includes By order of the Maritime Administrator.
However, brokers, freight forwarders instructions for completing and Daron Threet,
and agents should encourage the submitting the application, blank VISA Secretary, Maritime Administration.
carriers they represent to join the Application forms and a request for [FR Doc. E7–15825 Filed 8–10–07; 8:45 am]
program. information regarding the operations BILLING CODE 4910–81–P
Commitment and U.S. citizenship of the applicant
company. A copy of the VISA document
Any U.S.-flag vessel operator desiring as published in the Federal Register on DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
to receive priority consideration in the
September 23, 2005, will also be
award of DOD peacetime contracts must National Highway Traffic Safety
provided with the package. This
commit no less than 50 percent of its Administration
total U.S.-flag militarily useful capacity information is needed in order to assist
in Stage III of the VISA program. the Maritime Administration in making Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping
Participants operating vessels in a determination of the applicant’s Requirements Agency Information
international trade and desiring to bid eligibility. An applicant company must Collection Activity Under OMB Review
on DOD peacetime contracts will be provide an affidavit that demonstrates
required to provide commitment levels that the company is qualified to AGENCY: National Highway Traffic
to meet DOD-established Stages I and/or document a vessel under 46 U.S.C., Safety Administration, DOT.
II minimum percentages of the section 12103, and that it owns, or ACTION: Notice.
participant’s militarily useful, bareboat charters and controls,
SUMMARY: In compliance with the
oceangoing U.S-flag international oceangoing, militarily useful vessel(s)
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44
trading fleet capacity on an annual for purposes of committing assets to the
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice
basis. USTRANSCOM and the Maritime VISA program. As previously
announces that the Information
Administration will coordinate to mentioned, VISA applicants must return Collection Request (ICR) abstracted
ensure that the amount of sealift assets the completed VISA application below has been forwarded to the Office
committed to Stages I and II will not documents to the Maritime of Management and Budget (OMB) for
have an adverse national economic Administration not later than August review and comment. The ICR describes
impact. To minimize domestic 31, 2007. Once the Maritime the nature of the information collection
commercial disruption, participants Administration has reviewed the and its expected burden. A Federal
operating vessels exclusively in the application and determined VISA Register Notice soliciting public
domestic Jones Act trades are not eligibility, the Maritime Administration comment on the ICR, with a 60-day
required to commit the capacity of those will sign the VISA application comment period, was published on May
U.S. domestic trading vessels to VISA document which completes the 15, 2007 at 72 FR 27354.
Stages I and II. Overall VISA eligibility phase of the VISA enrollment DATES: Comments must be submitted on
commitment requirements are based on process. or before September 12, 2007.
annual enrollment.
In order to protect a U.S.-flag vessel After VISA eligibility is approved by FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
operator’s market share during the Maritime Administration, approved Coleman Sachs, Office of Vehicle Safety
contingency activation, VISA allows applicants are required to execute a Compliance (NVS–223), West
participants to join with other vessel joint VISA Enrollment Contract (VEC) Building—Room W45–311, 1200 New
operators in Carrier Coordination with DOD [USTRANSCOM and the Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC
Agreements (CCAs) to satisfy Military Sealift Command (MSC)] which 20590 (202–366–3151).
commercial or DOD requirements. VISA will specify the participant’s Stage III SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
provides a defense against antitrust laws commitment for the period October 1,
National Highway Traffic Safety
in accordance with the DPA. CCAs must 2007 through September 30, 2008. Once
be submitted to the Maritime the VEC is completed, the applicant
Administration for coordination with completes the DOD contracting process Title: Importation of Vehicles and
the Department of Justice for approval, by executing a Drytime Contingency Equipment Subject to the Federal Motor
before they can be utilized. Contract (DCC) with MSC (for Charter Vehicle Safety, Bumper, and Theft
Operators) and if applicable, a VISA Prevention Standards.
Compensation OMB Number: 2127–0002.
Contingency Contract (VCC) with
In addition to receiving priority in the Type of Request: Extension of a
USTRANSCOM (for Liner Operators).
award of DOD peacetime cargo, a Currently Approved Collection.
The Maritime Administration reserves Abstract: The National Highway
participant will receive compensation the right to revalidate all eligibility
during contingency activation. During Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
requirements without notice. has requested OMB to extend that
enrollment, each participant may
choose a compensation methodology For Additional Information and agency’s approval of the information
which is commensurate with risk and Applications Contact: Taylor E. Jones II, collection that is incident to NHTSA’s
service provided. The compensation Director, Office of Sealift Support, U.S. administration of the regulations at 49
methodology selection will be Maritime Administration, 1200 New CFR parts 591, 592, and 593 that govern
completed with the appropriate DOD Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC the importation of motor vehicles and
agency. 20590. Telephone (202) 366–2323. Fax motor vehicle equipment. The
(202) 366–3128. Other information information collection includes
Enrollment declarations that are filed (on the HS–
about the VISA can be found on the
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New applicants may enroll by Maritime Administration’s Internet Web 7 Declaration form) with U.S. Customs
obtaining a VISA application package Page at and Border Protection (CBP) upon the
(Form MA–1020 (OMB Approval No. importation of motor vehicles or motor
2133–0532)) from the Director, Office of (Authority: 49 CFR 1.66) vehicle equipment that is subject to the
Sealift Support, at the address indicated Dated: August 6, 2007. Federal motor vehicle safety, bumper,

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and theft prevention standards vehicles or motor vehicle equipment Pipelines and Liquefied Natural Gas
administered by NHTSA. The subject to the FMVSS and vehicles that Facilities’’ (2137–0578) and ‘‘Drug and
information collection also includes the are not primarily manufactured for use Alcohol Testing of Pipeline Operators’’
Department of Transportation (DOT) on public roads, as well as applicants (2137–0579). The purpose of this notice
conformance bond that is furnished to for RI status and existing RIs. is to invite the public to submit
CBP (on form HS–474) for each motor Estimated Total Annual Burden: comments on the requests to OMB.
vehicle offered for importation that does 42,413 hours; $1,655,613.00. DATES: Submit comments on or before
not conform to all applicable Federal ADDRESSES: Send comments, within September 12, 2007.
motor vehicle safety standards 30 days, to the Office of Information and ADDRESSES: Send comments directly to
(FMVSS). The bond ensures that such Regulatory Affairs, Office of the Office of Management and Budget,
vehicles are brought into conformity Management and Budget, 725–17th Office of Information and Regulatory
with those standards within 120 days Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Affairs, Attn: Desk Office for the
from the date of entry or are exported Attention NHTSA Desk Officer. Department of Transportation, 725 17th
from, or abandoned to, the United Comments are invited on: Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20503.
States. The information collection also • Whether the proposed collection of FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
includes paperwork that must be information is necessary for the proper Roger Little at (202) 366–4569, or by e-
submitted to NHTSA and in some performance of the functions of the mail at
instances retained by registered Department, including whether the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This
importers (RIs) of motor vehicles that information will have practical utility. notice identifies two existing
were not originally manufactured to • Whether the Department’s estimate information collections PHMSA is
comply with all applicable FMVSS. of the burden of the proposed submitting to OMB for renewal and
These items include information that a information collection is accurate. extension. These information
person or business entity must submit to • Ways to enhance the quality, utility collections are found in 49 CFR Parts
NHTSA to be registered as an RI and to and clarity of the information to be 192, 195, and 199 of the pipeline safety
retain that status. The paperwork also collected. regulations. PHMSA has revised the
includes the statement of conformity • Ways to minimize the burden of the burden estimates, where appropriate, to
that an RI must submit to NHTSA collection of information on reflect current reporting levels or
following the completion of respondents, including the use of adjustments based on changes made
conformance modifications on an automated collection techniques or since the last information collection
imported nonconforming vehicle to other forms of information technology. approvals. PHMSA is now requesting
obtain release of the DOT conformance A comment to OMB is most effective that OMB grant a three-year term of
bond furnished for the vehicle at the if OMB receives it within 30 days of approval for both information
time of entry. Also included is the publication. collections.
petition that an RI or manufacturer may Issued on: August 7, 2007. Pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A) of
submit to NHTSA for the agency to Daniel C. Smith, the PRA, PHMSA is required to obtain
decide that a vehicle that was not OMB approval for information
Associate Administrator for Enforcement.
originally manufactured to comply with collections. The term ‘‘information
all applicable FMVSS is capable of [FR Doc. E7–15739 Filed 8–10–07; 8:45 am]
collection’’ includes all work related to
being modified to conform to those preparing and disseminating
standards and is therefore eligible for information related to these information
importation under 49 U.S.C. 30141. The collection requirements including
information collection also includes completing paperwork, gathering
applications that are filed with NHTSA Pipeline and Hazardous Materials information, and conducting telephone
for permission to import nonconforming Safety Administration calls. PHMSA published a notice
vehicles for purposes of research, providing a 60-day period for comments
investigations, demonstrations, training, [Docket: PHMSA–98–4957]
on the renewal of information in the
competitive racing events, and show or Federal Register on Friday 8, 2007 (72
display, as well as applications Request for Public Comments and
Office of Management and Budget FR 31896–31897), and received no
requesting the agency to recognize comments. PHMSA invites comments
vehicles manufactured for racing Approval of Existing Information
Collections (2137–0578 and 2137–0579) on whether the proposed information
purposes as being qualified to be collections are necessary for DOT’s
imported as vehicles that were not AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous proper performance. The comments may
primarily manufactured for use on Materials Safety Administration include (1) whether the information will
public roads, precluding the need for (PHMSA), U.S. Department of have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of
those vehicles to comply with the Transportation (DOT). DOT’s estimate of the burden of the
FMVSS. This information collection is proposed information collections; (3)
ACTION: Notice and request for
necessary to ensure that motor vehicles ways to enhance the quality, utility, and
and motor vehicle equipment subject to clarity of the information collection; and
the Federal motor vehicle safety, SUMMARY: In compliance with the (4) ways to minimize the burden of the
bumper, and theft prevention standards Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 information collection on respondents,
are lawfully imported into the United (PRA), this notice announces that including the use of automated
States and that RIs and applicants for RI PHMSA has forwarded two Information collection techniques or other forms of
status are capable of meeting their Collection Requests to the Office of information technology.
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obligations under the statutes and Management and Budget (OMB) for the Title of Information Collection
regulations governing the importation of renewal and extension of two Request: Reporting of Safety-Realted
nonconforming vehicles. information collections: ‘‘Reporting of Conditions ono Gas, Hazardous Liquid
Affected Public: Individuals and Safety-Related Conditions on Gas, and Carbon Dioxide Pipelines and
commercial entities that import motor Hazardous Liquid and Carbon Dioxide Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities.

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