Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program

ICR 202112-2126-004

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Supporting Statement A
2022-01-06
Supplementary Document
2022-01-03
Supplementary Document
2022-01-03
Supplementary Document
2022-01-03
Supplementary Document
2022-01-03
Supplementary Document
2022-01-03
Supplementary Document
2022-01-03
Supplementary Document
2022-01-03
Supplementary Document
2022-01-03
Supplementary Document
2022-01-03
Supplementary Document
2022-01-03
Supplementary Document
2022-01-03
Supplementary Document
2022-01-03
Supporting Statement B
2022-01-03
ICR Details
202112-2126-004
Received in OIRA
DOT/FMCSA
Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)   No
Emergency 01/13/2022
01/07/2022
  Requested Previously Approved
6 Months From Approved
198,297 0
190,349 0
0 0

FMCSA is requesting emergency clearance from OMB for a new collection to cover the IIJA Apprenticeship Pilot Program. This collection would cover all of the application and reporting requirements FMCSA will need to implement to ensure participants in the Pilot Program do not present safety risks, and that monthly reports provide us with the data needed to complete the analysis necessary to submit the required Report to Congress. The Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) is seeking an emergency authorization for the following information collection request (ICR). Emergency authorization is necessary to establish a program within the deadline specified by law. This is a new ICR required by section 23022 of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) that passed into law on November 15, 2021. Under section 23022, FMCSA must establish an apprenticeship pilot program for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers no later than 60 days after the enactment of the IIJA; that is, no later than January 14, 2022. The agency is required to collect (1) data relating to any safety incident involving an apprentice participating in the Apprentice Pilot Program; (2) data relating to any safety incident involving a driver under the age of 21 operating a commercial motor vehicle in intrastate commerce; and (3) such other data relating to the safety of Apprentice Pilot Program participants aged 18 to 20 years operating in interstate commerce as the Secretary determines to be necessary. Information collection tools consist of (1) applications from motor carriers interested in participating in the apprentice pilot program, (2) driver information and consent forms for apprentice drivers, (3) driver information and consent forms for experienced drivers, (4) safety benchmark certifications participating carriers complete for each apprentice, and (5) monthly data submissions from participating motor carriers. The estimated hourly burden is 190,349 hours annually across all respondents.
FMCSA is requesting emergency clearance from OMB for a new collection, the “Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program,” to cover the IIJA Apprenticeship Pilot Program. This collection would cover all of the application and reporting requirements FMCSA will need to implement to ensure participants in the Pilot Program do not present safety risks, and that monthly reports provide us with the data needed to complete the analysis necessary to submit the required Report to Congress. Current regulations on driver qualifications (49 CFR part 391.11(b)(1)) state that a driver must be 21 years of age or older to operate a CMV in interstate commerce. Currently, drivers under the age of 21 may operate CMVs only in intrastate commerce subject to State laws and regulations. Section 23022 of IIJA requires the Secretary of Transportation to conduct a commercial driver “Apprenticeship Pilot Program.” An “apprentice” is defined as a person under the age of 21 who holds a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Under this program, these apprentices will complete two probationary periods, during which they may operate in interstate commerce only under the supervision of an experienced driver in the passenger seat. An experienced driver is defined in section 23022 as a driver who is not younger than 26 years old, who has held a CDL and been employed for at least the past 2 years, and who has at least 5 years of interstate CMV experience, and meets the other safety criteria defined in the IIJA. In addition to data regarding successful completion of the probationary periods, the IIJA requires the collection of data relating to any incident in which a participating apprentice is involved, as well as other data relating to the safety of apprentices. Additional data will include crash data (incident reports, police reports, insurance reports), inspection data, citation data, safety event data (as recorded by all safety systems installed on vehicles, to include advanced driver assistance systems, automatic emergency braking systems, onboard monitoring systems, and forward-facing and in-cab video systems) as well as exposure data (record of duty status logs, on-duty time, driving time, and time spent away from home terminal). This data will be submitted monthly through participating motor carriers. FMCSA and the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Agency (DOL/ETA) will be partnering in the implementation of the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program. All motor carriers who are approved for the program by FMCSA will also be required to become Registered Apprenticeships (RAs) under 29 CFR Part 29 before they can submit information on their experienced drivers and apprentices. The information collection burden for the DOL/ETA RA program can be found in approved ICR 1205-0223. FMCSA is requesting emergency clearance for the new collection to allow the establishment of the pilot program required in section 23022 of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), that passed into law on November 15, 2021. Under that section, FMCSA must establish the pilot program no later than 60 days after the enactment of the IIJA; that is, no later than January 14, 2022.

PL: Pub.L. 117 - 58 23022 Name of Law: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act also referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
  
PL: Pub.L. 117 - 58 23022 Name of Law: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act also referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Not associated with rulemaking

No

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 198,297 0 198,297 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 190,349 0 190,349 0 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
No
No
This is a new ICR due to the Infrastructure Improvement and Jobs Act therefore there is an increase in 190,349 burden hours and $7,937,109.09 in burden costs.

$237,149
No
    Yes
    Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Nicole Michel 202 366-4354

  No

On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
 
 
 
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.
01/07/2022


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