Notice and Request for Comments, 8254-8255 [E7-3148]

Download as PDF 8254 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 36 / Friday, February 23, 2007 / Notices By order of the Maritime Administrator. Daron T. Threet, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. E7–3078 Filed 2–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2007–27275] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Invitation for public comments on a requested administrative waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws for the vessel WHIRLWIND. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: As authorized by Public Law 105–383 and Public Law 107–295, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2007– 27275 at http://dms.dot.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with Public Law 105–383 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR Part 388 (68 FR 23084; April 30, 2003), that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in § 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR Part 388. DATES: Submit comments on or before March 26, 2007. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2007–27275. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL–401, Department of Transportation, 400 7th St., SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http:// dmses.dot.gov/submit/. All comments VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:07 Feb 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available on the World Wide Web at http://dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joann Spittle, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, MAR–830 Room 7201, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202–366–5979. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel WHIRLWIND is: Intended Use: ‘‘Instruction for basic sailing.’’ Geographic region: Biscayne Bay, Florida Privacy Act Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78) or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov. Dated: February 12, 2007. By order of the Maritime Administrator. Daron T. Threet, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. E7–3082 Filed 2–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Notice and Request for Comments AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. 30-day notice of intent to seek extension of approval: Waybill Compliance Survey. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation Board (Board), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. (PRA), has submitted a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of approval for the currently approved collection of the Waybill Compliance Survey. The Board previously published a notice about these collections in the Federal Register on December 18, 2006, at 71 FR 75811. PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received. The Waybill Compliance Survey is described in detail below. Comments may now be submitted to OMB 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. 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, Public Law 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 part 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 the rail industry in general, and the nature and quantities of goods being shipped by rail in particular. 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 E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 36 / Friday, February 23, 2007 / Notices 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 help 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. Comments on this information collection may be submitted by March 26, 2007. DATES: Written comments should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Surface Transportation Board Desk Officer, Room 10235, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, or to Alexander_T._Hunt@omb.eop.gov. When submitting comments, please refer to ‘‘Waybill Compliance Survey, OMB control number 2140–0010.’’ ADDRESSES: 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.] 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. Section 3507(b) of the PRA requires, concurrent with an agency’s submitting a collection to OMB for approval, a 30-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. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: February 23, 2007. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–3148 Filed 2–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:07 Feb 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–1001X] Chillicothe-Brunswick Rail Maintenance Authority— Discontinuance Exemption—in Livingston, Linn, and Chariton Counties, MO Chillicothe-Brunswick Rail Maintenance Authority (CBRA) has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR Part 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Services to discontinue service over an approximately 37.44-mile line of railroad between milepost 226.0, in Chillicothe, and milepost 188.56, near Brunswick, in Livingston, Linn, and Chariton Counties, MO.1 The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 64601, 64681, 65236, 65286, 64643, and 64659. CBRA has certified that: (1) No traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) there is no overhead traffic on the line to be rerouted; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the line either is pending with the Board or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the 2-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication) and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the discontinuance of service shall be protected under Oregon Short Line R. Co.—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 March 27, 2007, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues and formal expressions of intent to file an 1 Motive Rail, Inc. d/b/a Missouri North Central Railroad (Motive Rail) also has operating authority for a portion of this line. Motive Rail has filed a notice of exemption to discontinue service in Motive Rail, Inc. d/b/a Missouri North Central Railroad—Discontinuance Exemption—in Livingston, Linn and Chariton Counties, MO, STB Docket No. AB–993X. PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8255 OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) 2 must be filed by March 5, 2007.3 Petitions to reopen must be filed by March 15, 2007, with the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. Filings made after March 5, 2007, should be sent to the Board’s new address: Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to CBRA’s representative: Charles H. Montange, 426 NW 162d Street, Seattle, WA 98177. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: February 16, 2007. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–3179 Filed 2–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–993X] Motive Rail, Inc. d/b/a Missouri North Central Railroad—Discontinuance Exemption—in Livingston, Linn, and Chariton Counties, MO Motive Rail, Inc. d/b/a Missouri North Central Railroad (Motive Rail) has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR Part 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Services to discontinue service over an approximately 29.55-mile line of railroad between milepost 218.25, near Norville, and milepost 188.7 near Kelly, in Livingston, Linn, and Chariton Counties, MO.1 The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 2 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which currently is set at $1,300. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 3 Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Likewise, no environmental or historical documentation is required here under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and 1105.8(b), respectively. 1 Chillicothe-Brunswick Rail Maintenance Authority (CBRA) also has operating authority for a portion of this line. CBRA has filed a notice of exemption to discontinue service in ChillicotheBrunswick Rail Maintenance Authority— Discontinuance of Exemption—In Livingston, Linn and Chariton Counties, MO, STB Docket No. AB– 1001X. E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 36 (Friday, February 23, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8254-8255]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-3148]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board


Notice and Request for Comments

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT.

ACTION: 30-day notice of intent to seek extension of approval: Waybill 
Compliance Survey.

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SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation Board (Board), as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. (PRA), has 
submitted a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an 
extension of approval for the currently approved collection of the 
Waybill Compliance Survey. The Board previously published a notice 
about these collections in the Federal Register on December 18, 2006, 
at 71 FR 75811. That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and 
comment period. No comments were received. The Waybill Compliance 
Survey is described in detail below. Comments may now be submitted to 
OMB 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.

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, Public Law 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 part 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 the 
rail industry in general, and the nature and quantities of goods being 
shipped by rail in particular. 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

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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 help 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 may be submitted by 
March 26, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be directed to the Office of 
Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Surface Transportation Board Desk Officer, Room 10235, 725 
17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, or to Alexander--T.--
Hunt@omb.eop.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. Section 3507(b) of the PRA 
requires, concurrent with an agency's submitting a collection to OMB 
for approval, a 30-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: February 23, 2007.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-3148 Filed 2-22-07; 8:45 am]
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