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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 154 / Thursday, August 11, 2005 / Notices Control Room Environmental Factors An individual’s sleep pattern is also influenced by external factors. Many control rooms are designed for day workers. In 24-hour pipeline operations, alertness and vigilance on the night shift is equally as important and should be addressed by the operator. Although there are many methods that can be employed to reduce operator fatigue in the control room, PHMSA advises pipeline operators to consider: • Using the available information on control room environments to incorporate environmental measures that reduce fatigue and promote alertness. • Adjusting environmental factors to specifically address the problems associated with night shifts and shift rotation schedules. • Sharing information across the industry on environmental factors in control rooms that can affect fatigue and controller alertness. Training and Education Training and education of both supervisors and controller personnel is critical to the prevention of fatiguerelated pipeline incidents. These efforts can maximize the safety and performance of pipeline control personnel by minimizing the effects of fatigue in shift-work operations. Therefore, PHMSA advises pipeline operators to consider: • Educating controllers and controller supervisors on factors that impact human fatigue. • Training supervisors of controllers to recognize signs of stress and fatigue both on duty and when reporting for duty. • Sharing information across the industry on training of controllers and supervisors on the effects of fatigue on controller alertness and decision making. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 5, 2005. Theodore L. Willke, Deputy Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 05–15956 Filed 8–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Research and Innovative Technology Administration Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Submission of Audit Reports—Part 248 Research & Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), AGENCY: VerDate jul<14>2003 16:14 Aug 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), DOT. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collections. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on December 17, 2004 (69 FR 75602). DATES: Written comments should be submitted by September 12, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernie Stankus, Office of Airline Information, RTS–42, Room 4125, RITA, BTS, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001, Telephone Number (202) 366–4387, Fax Number (202) 366–3383 or e-mail bernard.stankus@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) Title: Submission of Audit Reports— Part 248. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved reporting requirement. OMB Control Number: 2138–0004. Affected Public: Certificated air carriers. Number of Respondents: 85. Number of Responses: 85. Total Annual Burden: 21 hours. Abstract: BTS collects independent audited financial reports from U.S. certificated air carriers. Carriers not having an annual audit must file a statement that no such audit has been performed. In lieu of the audit report, BTS will accept the annual report submitted to the stockholders. The audited reports are needed by the Department of Transportation as: (1) A means to monitor an air carrier’s continuing fitness to operate, (2) reference material used by analysts in examining foreign route cases, (3) reference material used by analysts in examining proposed mergers, acquisitions and consolidations, (4) a means whereby BTS sends a copy of the report to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in fulfillment of a United States treaty obligation, and (5) corroboration of a carrier’s Form 41 filings. PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46919 The Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (44 U.S.C. 3501 note), requires a statistical agency to clearly identify information it collects for non-statistical purposes. BTS hereby notifies the respondents and the public that BTS uses the information it collects under this OMB approval for non-statistical purposes including, but not limited to, publication of both Respondent’s identity and its data, submission of the information to agencies outside BTS for review, analysis and possible use in regulatory and other administrative matters. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725–17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: BTS Desk Officer. Comments are invited on: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department of Transportation. Comments should address 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. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 5, 2005. Donald W. Bright, Assistant Director, Office of Airline Information. [FR Doc. 05–15914 Filed 8–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–FE–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Research & Innovative Technology Administration Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Reporting Required for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Research & Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below is being forwarded to the Office E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Research and Innovative Technology Administration


Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; 
Submission of Audit Reports--Part 248

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Request (ICR) described below is being forwarded to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently 
approved collections. The ICR describes the nature of the information 
collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 
60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection 
of information was published on December 17, 2004 (69 FR 75602).

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by September 12, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernie Stankus, Office of Airline 
Information, RTS-42, Room 4125, RITA, BTS, 400 Seventh Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20590-0001, Telephone Number (202) 366-4387, Fax Number 
(202) 366-3383 or e-mail bernard.stankus@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)

    Title: Submission of Audit Reports--Part 248.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved reporting 
requirement.
    OMB Control Number: 2138-0004.
    Affected Public: Certificated air carriers.
    Number of Respondents: 85.
    Number of Responses: 85.
    Total Annual Burden: 21 hours.
    Abstract: BTS collects independent audited financial reports from 
U.S. certificated air carriers. Carriers not having an annual audit 
must file a statement that no such audit has been performed. In lieu of 
the audit report, BTS will accept the annual report submitted to the 
stockholders. The audited reports are needed by the Department of 
Transportation as: (1) A means to monitor an air carrier's continuing 
fitness to operate, (2) reference material used by analysts in 
examining foreign route cases, (3) reference material used by analysts 
in examining proposed mergers, acquisitions and consolidations, (4) a 
means whereby BTS sends a copy of the report to the International Civil 
Aviation Organization (ICAO) in fulfillment of a United States treaty 
obligation, and (5) corroboration of a carrier's Form 41 filings.
    The Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency 
Act of 2002 (44 U.S.C. 3501 note), requires a statistical agency to 
clearly identify information it collects for non-statistical purposes. 
BTS hereby notifies the respondents and the public that BTS uses the 
information it collects under this OMB approval for non-statistical 
purposes including, but not limited to, publication of both 
Respondent's identity and its data, submission of the information to 
agencies outside BTS for review, analysis and possible use in 
regulatory and other administrative matters.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725-17th Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20503, Attention: BTS Desk Officer.
    Comments are invited on: whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department of Transportation. Comments should address 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.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 5, 2005.
Donald W. Bright,
Assistant Director, Office of Airline Information.
[FR Doc. 05-15914 Filed 8-10-05; 8:45 am]
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