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Download as PDF 43083 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 13, 2017 / Notices —Testing of Employees Who Have Not Received Initial/Periodic Training or Who Have Not Performed the Necessary Safety-Related Duties for an Occupational Category or Subcategory in the Previous 180 Days. 243.203—Electronic Recordkeeping—Systems Set Up to Meet FRA Requirements. —Transfer of Records to Successor Employer. 243.205—Modified Training Resulting from Periodic Oversight Tests and Inspections. —Periodic Tests and Inspections ......... —RR Identification of Supervisory Employees Who Conduct Periodic Oversight Tests by Category/Subcategory. —Contractor Periodic Tests/Inspections Conducted by RR Supervisory Employees. —Notification by RR of Contractor Employee Non-Compliance with Federal Laws/Regulations/Orders to Employee and Employee’s Employer. —Contractor conduct of Periodic Oversight Tests/Inspections of Its Safetyrelated Employees. —Contractor Direct Training of Its Employees for Qualifying Those Employees to Perform Safety-related Duties. —Employer Records of Periodic Oversight. 243.207—Written Annual Review of Safety Data (RRs with 400,000 Annual Employee Work Hours or More). —RR Copy of Written Annual Review at System Headquarters. —RR Designation of Person(s) to Conduct Written Annual Review. —Adjustments to Initial/Refresher Training Based Upon Results of Written Annual Review. —RR Notification to Contractor of Relevant Training Program Adjustments. —Contractor Adjustment of Its Training Program Based on RR Information. 243.209—Railroad Maintained List of Contractors Utilized. —Updated Lists of Contractors ............. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Total Estimated Annual Responses: 71,752. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 281,752 hours. Under 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b) and 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), FRA informs all interested parties that it may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Brett A. Jortland, Acting Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–19354 Filed 9–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Sep 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 106 railroads/contractors. 68 tests + 68 records ...... 8 hours + 30 minutes 578 hours. 106 RRs/contractors 20 systems ...................... 120 hours ................. 2,400 hours. 106 RRs/contractors 20 records ....................... 15 minutes ................ 5 hours. 106 railroads/contractors. 106 railroads/contractors. 106 railroads/contractors. 1 modified programs ....... 40 hours ................... 40 hours. 8,600 tests/Inspections .... 10 minutes ................ 1,433 hours. 10 identification ............... 5 minutes .................. 1 hour. 106 railroads/contractors. 4,695 tests/inspections .... 20 minutes ................ 1,565 hours. 106 railroads/contractors. 175 notices + 175 notices 5 minutes .................. 30 hours. 795 contractors ......... 795 tests/inspections ....... 10 minutes ................ 133 hours. 11 contractors ........... 45 trained employees ...... 8 hours ..................... 360 hours. 56 railroads/contractors. 18 railroads ............... 5,490 records .................. 5 minutes .................. 458 hours. 4 reviews ......................... 20 hours ................... 80 hours. 18 railroads ............... 4 review copies ............... 20 minutes ................ 1 hour. 18 railroads ............... 48 designations ............... 15 minutes ................ 12 hours. 18 railroads ............... 1 adjusted program ......... 1 hour ....................... 1 hour. 18 railroads ............... 2 notifications .................. 15 minutes ................ 1 hour. 38 contractors ........... 1 adjusted program ......... 20 hours ................... 20 hours. 106 railroads ............. 11 lists ............................. 30 minutes ................ 6 hours. 106 railroads ............. 1 list ................................. 15 minutes ................ .25 hour. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [FTA Docket No. FTA 2017–0022] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens. The Federal Register SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on June 19, 2017. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 13, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tia Swain, Office of Administration, Management Planning Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop TAD–10, Washington, DC 20590 (202) 366–0354 or tia.swain@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Pub. L. 104–13, Section 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised at 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, require Federal agencies to issue two notices seeking public comment on information collection activities before E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 43084 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 13, 2017 / Notices OMB may approve paperwork packages. 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.5, 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.12. On June 19, 2017, FTA published a 60-day notice (82 FR 27956) in the Federal Register soliciting comments on the ICR that the agency was seeking OMB approval. FTA received no comments after issuing this 60-day notice. Accordingly, DOT announces that these information collection activities have been reevaluated and certified under 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and forwarded to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12(c). Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collection of information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b); 5 CFR 1320.12(d). Federal law requires OMB to approve or disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 60 days after the 30 day notice is published. 44 U.S.C. 3507 (b)–(c); 5 CFR 1320.12(d); see also 60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes that the 30 day notice informs the regulated community to file relevant comments and affords the agency adequate time to digest public comments before it renders a decision. 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. Therefore, respondents should submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication to best ensure having their full effect. 5 CFR 1320.12(c); see also 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. The summary below describes the nature of the information collection requirements (ICRs) and the expected burden. The requirements are being submitted for clearance by OMB as required by the PRA. Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. OMB Control Number: 2132–0572. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The information collection activity will garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Sep 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Federal Transit Administration and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful information, but it will not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. Annual Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 2,700. Annual Estimated Total Burden Hours: 581 hours. ADDRESSES: All written comments must refer to the docket number that appears at the top of this document and be submitted to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725—17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: FTA Desk Officer. Alternatively, comments may be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget, at the following address: oira_submissions@ omb.eop.gov. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. William Hyre, Deputy Associate Administrator for Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–19402 Filed 9–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration Meeting Notice—U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of advisory committee public meeting. AGENCY: The Maritime Administration (MARAD) announces a public meeting of the U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee (MTSNAC) to discuss advice and recommendations for the U.S. Department of Transportation on issues related to the maritime transportation system. The MTSNAC will consider the adoption of new bylaws and update the committee on activities of the subcommittees and their work plans and recommendations. DATES: The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the DOT Conference Center at the U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Flumignan, Designated Federal Officer, at MTSNAC@dot.gov or at (212) 668–2064. Please visit the MTSNAC Web site at http://www.marad.dot.gov/ ports/marine-transportation-systemmts/marine-transportation-systemnational-advisory-committee-mtsnac/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MTSNAC is a Federal advisory committee that advises the U.S. Department of Transportation and MARAD on issues related to the maritime transportation system. The MTSNAC was originally established in 1999 and mandated in 2007 by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The MTSNAC operates in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration

[FTA Docket No. FTA 2017-0022]


Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) 
abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the 
information collection and their expected burdens. The Federal Register 
notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the 
following collection of information was published on June 19, 2017.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 13, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tia Swain, Office of Administration, 
Management Planning Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop 
TAD-10, Washington, DC 20590 (202) 366-0354 or tia.swain@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
Pub. L. 104-13, Section 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised at 
44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 
1320, require Federal agencies to issue two notices seeking public 
comment on information collection activities before

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OMB may approve paperwork packages. 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.5, 
1320.8(d)(1), 1320.12. On June 19, 2017, FTA published a 60-day notice 
(82 FR 27956) in the Federal Register soliciting comments on the ICR 
that the agency was seeking OMB approval. FTA received no comments 
after issuing this 60-day notice. Accordingly, DOT announces that these 
information collection activities have been re-evaluated and certified 
under 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and forwarded to OMB for review and approval 
pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12(c).
    Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collection of 
information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. 44 U.S.C. 
3507(b); 5 CFR 1320.12(d). Federal law requires OMB to approve or 
disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 60 days after the 30 day 
notice is published. 44 U.S.C. 3507 (b)-(c); 5 CFR 1320.12(d); see also 
60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes that the 30 day notice 
informs the regulated community to file relevant comments and affords 
the agency adequate time to digest public comments before it renders a 
decision. 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. Therefore, respondents should 
submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication 
to best ensure having their full effect. 5 CFR 1320.12(c); see also 60 
FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995.
    The summary below describes the nature of the information 
collection requirements (ICRs) and the expected burden. The 
requirements are being submitted for clearance by OMB as required by 
the PRA.
    Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback 
on Agency Service Delivery.
    OMB Control Number: 2132-0572.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The information collection activity will garner 
qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely 
manner, in accordance with the Administration's commitment to improving 
service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that 
provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not 
statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be 
generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide 
insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and 
expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus 
attention on areas where communication, training or changes in 
operations might improve delivery of products or services. These 
collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable 
communications between the Federal Transit Administration and its 
customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute 
directly to the improvement of program management. Feedback collected 
under this generic clearance will provide useful information, but it 
will not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. 
This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be 
used for quantitative information collections that are designed to 
yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time 
or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more 
rigorous designs that address: The target population to which 
generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design 
(including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements 
or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the 
expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse 
bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures 
that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending 
on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such 
collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic 
mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results.
    Annual Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 2,700.
    Annual Estimated Total Burden Hours: 581 hours.

ADDRESSES: All written comments must refer to the docket number that 
appears at the top of this document and be submitted to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
725--17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: FTA Desk 
Officer. Alternatively, comments may be sent via email to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and 
Budget, at the following address: oira_submissions@omb.eop.gov.
    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 best assured of having its 
full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register.

William Hyre,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Administration.
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