Notice and Request for Comments, 75811 [E6-21473]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 242 / Monday, December 18, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Notice and Request for Comments AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. 60-day notice of intent to seek extension of approval: Waybill Compliance Survey. ACTION: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an extension of approval for the currently approved Waybill Compliance Survey. This information collection is described in detail below. Comments are requested concerning (1) The accuracy of the Board’s burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (3) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, when appropriate; and (4) whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility. Submitted comments will be summarized and included in the Board’s request for OMB approval. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: Description of Collection Title: Waybill Compliance Survey. OMB Control Number: 2140–0010. STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension without change. Respondents: Regulated railroads that did not submit carload waybill sample information to the STB in the previous year. Number of Respondents: 120. Estimated Time Per Response: .5 hours. Frequency: Annually. Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 60. Total ‘‘Non-hour Burden’’ Cost: No ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this collection have been identified. Needs and Uses: The ICC Termination Act of 1995, Pub. L. No. 104–88, 109 Stat. 803 (1995), which took effect on January 1, 1996, abolished the Interstate Commerce Commission and transferred to the STB the responsibility for the economic regulation of common carrier rail transportation, including the collection and administration of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:16 Dec 15, 2006 Jkt 211001 Carload Waybill Sample. Under 49 CFR 1244, a railroad terminating 4500 or more carloads, or terminating at least 5% of the total revenue carloads that terminate in a particular state, in any of the three preceding years is required to file carload waybill sample information (Waybill Sample) for all line-haul revenue waybills terminating on its lines. The information in the Waybill Sample is used to monitor traffic flows and rate trends in the industry. The Board needs to collect information in the Waybill Compliance Survey— information on carloads of traffic terminated each year by U.S. railroads— in order to determine which railroads are required to file the Waybill Sample. In addition, information collected in the Waybill Compliance Survey, on a voluntary basis, about the total operating revenue of each railroad helps to determine whether respondents are subject to other statutory or regulatory requirements. Accurate determinations regarding the size of a railroad helps the Board minimize the reporting burden for smaller railroads. The Board has authority to collect this information under 49 U.S.C. 11144 and 11145 and under 49 CFR 1244.2. DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by February 16, 2007. ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Marilyn Levitt, Surface Transportation Board, Room 614, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423, or to levittm@stb.dot.gov. When submitting comments, please refer to ‘‘Waybill Compliance Survey, OMB control number 2140–0010.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO OBTAIN A COPY OF THE STB FORM, CONTACT: Mac Frampton at (202) 565–1541 or at hugh.frampton@stb.dot.gov. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, a Federal agency conducting or sponsoring a collection of information must display a currently valid OMB control number. A collection of information, which is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), includes agency requirements that persons submit reports, keep records, or provide information to the agency, third parties, or the public. Under section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, Federal agencies are required to provide, prior to an agency’s submitting a collection to OMB for approval, a 60-day notice and comment period through publication in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75811 including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information. Dated: December 18, 2006. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–21473 Filed 12–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request December 12, 2006. The Department of the 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 January 17, 2007 to be assured of consideration. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) OMB Number: 1545–1551 Type of Review: Extension. Title: Revenue Procedure 97–36, Revenue Procedure 97–38, Revenue Procedure 97–39, and Revenue Procedure 2002–9, Changes in Methods of Accounting. Description: The information collected in the four revenue procedures is required in order for the Commissioner to determine whether the taxpayer properly is requesting to change its method of accounting and the terms and conditions of the change. Respondents: Businesses and other for-profit institutions. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 222,454 hours. OMB Number: 1545–1851 Type of Review: Extension. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board


Notice and Request for Comments

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT.

ACTION: 60-day notice of intent to seek extension of approval: Waybill 
Compliance Survey.

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SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 
3501 et seq. (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) 
gives notice of its intent to seek from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) an extension of approval for the currently approved 
Waybill Compliance Survey. This information collection is described in 
detail below. Comments are requested concerning (1) The accuracy of the 
Board's burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information collected; (3) ways to minimize the burden 
of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use 
of automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, when appropriate; and (4) whether this collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility. 
Submitted comments will be summarized and included in the Board's 
request for OMB approval.

Description of Collection

    Title: Waybill Compliance Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 2140-0010.
    STB Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension without change.
    Respondents: Regulated railroads that did not submit carload 
waybill sample information to the STB in the previous year.
    Number of Respondents: 120.
    Estimated Time Per Response: .5 hours.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 60.
    Total ``Non-hour Burden'' Cost: No ``non-hour cost'' burdens 
associated with this collection have been identified.
    Needs and Uses: The ICC Termination Act of 1995, Pub. L. No. 104-
88, 109 Stat. 803 (1995), which took effect on January 1, 1996, 
abolished the Interstate Commerce Commission and transferred to the STB 
the responsibility for the economic regulation of common carrier rail 
transportation, including the collection and administration of the 
Carload Waybill Sample. Under 49 CFR 1244, a railroad terminating 4500 
or more carloads, or terminating at least 5% of the total revenue 
carloads that terminate in a particular state, in any of the three 
preceding years is required to file carload waybill sample information 
(Waybill Sample) for all line-haul revenue waybills terminating on its 
lines. The information in the Waybill Sample is used to monitor traffic 
flows and rate trends in the industry. The Board needs to collect 
information in the Waybill Compliance Survey--information on carloads 
of traffic terminated each year by U.S. railroads--in order to 
determine which railroads are required to file the Waybill Sample. In 
addition, information collected in the Waybill Compliance Survey, on a 
voluntary basis, about the total operating revenue of each railroad 
helps to determine whether respondents are subject to other statutory 
or regulatory requirements. Accurate determinations regarding the size 
of a railroad helps the Board minimize the reporting burden for smaller 
railroads. The Board has authority to collect this information under 49 
U.S.C. 11144 and 11145 and under 49 CFR 1244.2.

DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by 
February 16, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Marilyn Levitt, Surface 
Transportation Board, Room 614, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20423, or to levittm@stb.dot.gov. When submitting comments, please 
refer to ``Waybill Compliance Survey, OMB control number 2140-0010.''

For Further Information or to Obtain a Copy of the STB Form, Contact: 
Mac Frampton at (202) 565-1541 or at hugh.frampton@stb.dot.gov. 
[Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, a Federal agency conducting 
or sponsoring a collection of information must display a currently 
valid OMB control number. A collection of information, which is defined 
in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), includes agency requirements 
that persons submit reports, keep records, or provide information to 
the agency, third parties, or the public. Under section 3506(c)(2)(A) 
of the PRA, Federal agencies are required to provide, prior to an 
agency's submitting a collection to OMB for approval, a 60-day notice 
and comment period through publication in the Federal Register 
concerning each proposed collection of information, including each 
proposed extension of an existing collection of information.

    Dated: December 18, 2006.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-21473 Filed 12-15-06; 8:45 am]
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