Request for OMB Clearance of an Information Collection; Customer Satisfaction Surveys Program, 41814-41815 [05-14232]

Download as PDF 41814 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 138 / Wednesday, July 20, 2005 / Notices Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed. Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of financial assistance (OFA) has been received, this exemption will be effective on August 19, 2005, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,2 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),3 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by August 1, 2005. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by August 9, 2005, with the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to NSR’s representative: James R. Paschall, Senior General Attorney, Norfolk Southern Corporation, Three Commercial Place, Norfolk, VA 23510. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. NSR has filed an environmental and historic report which addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by July 25, 2005. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to SEA (Room 500, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423–0001) or by calling SEA, at (202) 565–1539. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339.] Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to the public. Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), NSR shall file a notice of 2 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board’s Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) in its independent investigation) cannot be made before the exemption’s effective date. See Exemption of Outof-Service Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption’s effective date. 3 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which currently is set at $1,200. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). VerDate jul<14>2003 14:24 Jul 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the line. If consummation has not been effected by NSR’s filing of a notice of consummation by July 20, 2006, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: July 11, 2005. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–14078 Filed 7–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Bureau of Transportation Statistics Request for OMB Clearance of an Information Collection; Customer Satisfaction Surveys Program Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), Department of Transportation, (DOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on continuing need for and usefulness of BTS’ Customer Satisfaction Surveys. This collection request has been published in the Federal Register March 31, 2004 on page 17031 with a 60 day comment period ending May 30, 2004. The 60 day notice produced no comments. This collection is now being submitted to OMB for approval. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by August 19, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may submit a comment (identified by OMB Number 2139–0007) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: BTS Desk Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lori Putman, Office of Survey Programs, K–23, Room 4432, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001, (202) 366–5336. PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Approval No. 2139–0007. Title: Customer Satisfaction Surveys. Form No.: None. Type of Review: Revision to a currently approved collection. Respondents: U.S. households. Number of Respondents: 22,000. Estimated Time per Response: 5–17 minutes. Total Annual Burden: 8700 hours (estimate). Needs and Uses: In 1993, Executive Order #12862 was implemented by the President to insure the highest quality service possible to the American people. Federal agencies are required to establish and implement customer service standards to guide the operations of the agency, to judge the performance of the agency, and to make appropriate resource allocations. To fulfill the requirements of this mandate, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) immediately implemented plans and requirements for measuring customer satisfaction with BTS and Department of Transportation programs and services. As the statistical agency of the Department of Transportation, BTS is charged with fulfilling a wide variety of user needs. BTS has implemented a wide range of customer satisfaction surveys. The approaches include the Omnibus Survey Programs and the BTS Customer Satisfaction Survey, all of which are covered by this clearance request. Consistent with the requirements of Executive Order #12862, BTS plans to continue data collections at several levels to better assess and evaluate customer satisfaction within products, services, and overall performance of the agency over the next three years. Description of Survey Topics: The Omnibus Surveys Program is comprised of several different surveys—A Household Survey and periodic targeted surveys. The primary purpose of the Omnibus Household Survey are: (1) To determine the public’s level of satisfaction with the nation’s transportation system in light of the Department’s strategic objectives, (2) to determine the public’s satisfaction with the Department of Transportation products and services; and (3) to be a vehicle for the Operation Administrations within the Department of Transportation and other government agencies to survey the public about Administration-specific topics. The Omnibus targeted surveys are designed on an ‘‘as needed’’ basis to address specific, emerging transportation issues. Although there is no schedule for such surveys, this E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 41815 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 138 / Wednesday, July 20, 2005 / Notices submission requests clearance for a maximum of 8 targeted surveys per year. In the past, BTS has conducted such targeted surveys as the Mariner’s Survey (which collects data about the Merchant Marines to be used in the event of a national emergency), the Highway User Survey (which collects data on highway usage) and the Bicycle/Pedestrian Survey (which collects data on bicycle usage and on walking as transportation). Data collection for targeted surveys may be one time only or recurring. The BTS Customer Satisfaction Survey was implemented in 1998. The resulting data identified customers who are served by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics; determined the kind of quality of services they want; and measured their level of satisfaction with existing services. The surveys covered by this request do not duplicate information currently being collected by any other agency or component within the Department of Transportation. The information to be collected by these surveys is not currently available in any other format or from any other source or combination of sources. Burden Statement: The total annual respondent burden estimate is 8,700 hours. The number of respondents and average burden hour per response will vary with each survey. Issued in Washington, DC, on July 13, 2005. Michael P. Cohen, Assistant Director, Survey Programs, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics. [FR Doc. 05–14232 Filed 7–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–HY–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request July 8, 2005. The Department of Treasury has submitted the following public information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling the Treasury Bureau Clearance Officer listed. Comments regarding this information collection should be addressed to the OMB reviewer listed and to the Treasury Department Clearance Officer, Department of the Treasury, Room 11000, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220. Dates: Written comments should be received on or before August 19, 2005 to be assured of consideration. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) OMB Number: 1545–0096. Form Numbers: IRS Forms 1042, 1042-S and 1042-T. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Form 1042: Annual Withholding Tax Return for U.S. Source Income of Foreign Persons; Form 1042– S: Foreign Person’s U.S. Source Income Subject to Withholding; and Form 1042–T: Annual Summary and Transmittal of Forms 1042–S. Description: Form 1042 is used by withholding agents to report tax withheld at source on certain income paid on nonresident alien individuals, foreign partnerships, and foreign corporations to the IRS. Form 1042-S is used by withholding agents to report income and tax withheld to payees. A copy of each 1042–S is filed magnetically or with /form 1042 for information reporting purposes. The IRS uses this information to verify that the correct amount of tax has been withheld and paid to the United States. Form 1042–T is used by withholding agents to transmit Forms 1042–S to the IRS. Respondents: Business and other forprofit, Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents/ Recordkeepers: 22,000. Estimated Burden Hours Respondent/ Recordkeeper: Form Recordkeeping Learning about the law or the form Preparing the form Copying, assembling, and sending the form to the IRS 1042 ........................................................................................................................... 1042–S ...................................................................................................................... 1042–T ....................................................................................................................... 9 hr., 48 min. 0 min. .......... 0 min. .......... 2 hr., 25 min. 0 min. .......... 0 min. .......... 4 hr., 33 min. 25 min. ........ 12 min. ........ 32 min. 0 min. 0 min. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Total Reporting/ Recordkeeping Burden: 1,056,940. hours. OMB Number: 1545–1393. Regulation Project Number: EE–14–81 NPRM. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Deductions and Reductions in Earnings and profits (or Accumulated Profits) With Respect to Certain Foreign Deferred Compensation Plans Maintained by Certain Foreign Corporations or by Foreign Branches of Domestic Corporations. Description: The regulation provides guidance regarding the limitations on deductions and adjustments to earnings and profits (or accumulated profits) for certain foreign deferred compensation plans. Respondents will be multinational corporations. VerDate jul<14>2003 14:24 Jul 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 Respondents: Business and other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents/ Recordkeepers: 1,250. Estimated Burden Hours Respondent/ Recordkeeper: 508 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Reporting/ Recordkeeping Burden: 634,450 hours. OMB Number: 1545–1484. Regulation Project Number: REG– 242282–97 Final (formerly INTL–62–90, INTL–32–90, INTL–52–86 and INTL 52– 94). Type of Review: Extension. Title: General Revision of Regulations Relating to Withholding of Tax on U.S. Source Income Paid to Foreign Persons and Related Collection, Refunds, and Credits; Revision of Information Reporting and Backup Withholding Regulations; and Removal of PO 00000 Frm 00137 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Regulations Under Part 35a and of Certain Regulations Under Income Tax Treaties. Description: The regulations are needed to provide guidance relating to the withholding of income of nonresident alien individuals and foreign corporations. Respondents: Business and other forprofit, Individuals or households, Notfor-profit institutions, Farms, Federal government, State, local or tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents/ Recordkeepers: 1. Estimated Burden Hours Respondent/ Recordkeeper: 1 hour. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Reporting/ Recordkeeping Burden: 1 hour. OMB Number: 1545–1772. Form Number: IRS Form 8717. E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 138 (Wednesday, July 20, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41814-41815]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-14232]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Bureau of Transportation Statistics


Request for OMB Clearance of an Information Collection; Customer 
Satisfaction Surveys Program

AGENCY: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and 
Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), Department of 
Transportation, (DOT).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public 
Law 104-13, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general 
public, industry and other governmental parties to comment to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on continuing need for and 
usefulness of BTS' Customer Satisfaction Surveys. This collection 
request has been published in the Federal Register March 31, 2004 on 
page 17031 with a 60 day comment period ending May 30, 2004. The 60 day 
notice produced no comments. This collection is now being submitted to 
OMB for approval.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by August 19, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may submit a comment (identified by OMB Number 2139-
0007) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of 
Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, 
Attention: BTS Desk Officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lori Putman, Office of Survey 
Programs, K-23, Room 4432, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 
Research and Innovative Technology Administration, 400 Seventh Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001, (202) 366-5336.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
OMB Approval No. 2139-0007.

    Title: Customer Satisfaction Surveys.
    Form No.: None.
    Type of Review: Revision to a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: U.S. households.
    Number of Respondents: 22,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 5-17 minutes.
    Total Annual Burden: 8700 hours (estimate).
    Needs and Uses: In 1993, Executive Order 12862 was 
implemented by the President to insure the highest quality service 
possible to the American people. Federal agencies are required to 
establish and implement customer service standards to guide the 
operations of the agency, to judge the performance of the agency, and 
to make appropriate resource allocations. To fulfill the requirements 
of this mandate, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) 
immediately implemented plans and requirements for measuring customer 
satisfaction with BTS and Department of Transportation programs and 
services. As the statistical agency of the Department of 
Transportation, BTS is charged with fulfilling a wide variety of user 
needs. BTS has implemented a wide range of customer satisfaction 
surveys. The approaches include the Omnibus Survey Programs and the BTS 
Customer Satisfaction Survey, all of which are covered by this 
clearance request. Consistent with the requirements of Executive Order 
12862, BTS plans to continue data collections at several 
levels to better assess and evaluate customer satisfaction within 
products, services, and overall performance of the agency over the next 
three years.
    Description of Survey Topics: The Omnibus Surveys Program is 
comprised of several different surveys--A Household Survey and periodic 
targeted surveys. The primary purpose of the Omnibus Household Survey 
are: (1) To determine the public's level of satisfaction with the 
nation's transportation system in light of the Department's strategic 
objectives, (2) to determine the public's satisfaction with the 
Department of Transportation products and services; and (3) to be a 
vehicle for the Operation Administrations within the Department of 
Transportation and other government agencies to survey the public about 
Administration-specific topics.
    The Omnibus targeted surveys are designed on an ``as needed'' basis 
to address specific, emerging transportation issues. Although there is 
no schedule for such surveys, this

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submission requests clearance for a maximum of 8 targeted surveys per 
year. In the past, BTS has conducted such targeted surveys as the 
Mariner's Survey (which collects data about the Merchant Marines to be 
used in the event of a national emergency), the Highway User Survey 
(which collects data on highway usage) and the Bicycle/Pedestrian 
Survey (which collects data on bicycle usage and on walking as 
transportation). Data collection for targeted surveys may be one time 
only or recurring.
    The BTS Customer Satisfaction Survey was implemented in 1998. The 
resulting data identified customers who are served by the Bureau of 
Transportation Statistics; determined the kind of quality of services 
they want; and measured their level of satisfaction with existing 
services. The surveys covered by this request do not duplicate 
information currently being collected by any other agency or component 
within the Department of Transportation. The information to be 
collected by these surveys is not currently available in any other 
format or from any other source or combination of sources.
    Burden Statement: The total annual respondent burden estimate is 
8,700 hours. The number of respondents and average burden hour per 
response will vary with each survey.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 13, 2005.
Michael P. Cohen,
Assistant Director, Survey Programs, Research and Innovative Technology 
Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
[FR Doc. 05-14232 Filed 7-19-05; 8:45 am]
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