Information Collection Activities, 67782-67784 [E7-23244]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 67782 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 230 / Friday, November 30, 2007 / Notices marginal increase in safety due to the low speed. Historically, railroad glazing has not been vandalized within the Pureland Industrial Park or the Valero Refinery, and there are no overhead bridges or tunnels. All three locomotives are in reserve status, and only used when the regularly assigned locomotives are unavailable due to inspection or repair. SMS plans to upgrade the glazing in all three locomotives to compliant FRA Types I and II material as they are overhauled and repainted. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested party desires an opportunity for oral comment, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number (i.e., Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA–2007– 0007) and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Web site: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Communications received within 45 days of the date of this notice will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable. All written communications concerning these proceedings are available for examination during regular business hours (9 a.m.–5 p.m.) at the above facility. All documents in the public docket are also available for inspection and copying on the Internet at the docket facility’s Web site at http: //www.regulations.gov. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any written communications and 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:27 Nov 29, 2007 Jkt 214001 published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78). Issued in Washington, DC, on November 26, 2007. Grady C. Cothen, Jr., Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development. [FR Doc. E7–23200 Filed 11–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System or Relief From the Requirements of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 236 Pursuant to Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 235 and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), the following railroad has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval for the discontinuance or modification of the signal system or relief from the requirements of 49 CFR Part 236, as detailed below. [Docket Number FRA–2007–29295] Applicant: R. J. Corman Railroad, Mr. J. D. Boles, Manager of Signals, 101 McKenna Way, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004. The R. J. Corman Railroad seeks approval of the proposed discontinuance and removal of two operative approach signals. The operative approach signals are located at each end of the R. J. Corman Railroad, Central Kentucky Line Old Road Subdivision, one approaching CSX Transportation’s (CSXT) CP North Cabin, Milepost VB 113.8, Winchester, Kentucky, and one approaching CSXT’s CP HK Tower, Milepost W12.5, Anchorage, Kentucky. Signal 1128 is located within yard limits, and is approaching North Cabin CP. Signal 131 is approaching HK Tower CP. It is proposed to replace each signal with a permanent fixed sign. The reason for the proposed changes is that present day operation does not warrant need or retention of operative approach signals. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested party desires an opportunity for oral comment, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number ( Docket No. FRA–2007–29295) and may be submitted by any of the following methods: Web site: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Fax: 202–493–2251. Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Communications received within 45 days of the date of this notice will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable. All written communications concerning these proceedings are available for examination during regular business hours (9 a.m.–5 p.m.) at the above facility. All documents in the public docket are also available for inspection and copying on the Internet at the docket facility’s Web site at https://www.regulations.gov. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any written communications and 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). Issued in Washington, DC on November 26, 2007. Grady C. Cothen, Jr., Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development. [FR Doc. E7–23201 Filed 11–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2007–27181 (Notice No. 07–11)] Information Collection Activities Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 230 / Friday, November 30, 2007 / Notices SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on certain information collections pertaining to hazardous materials transportation for which PHMSA intends to request renewal from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 29, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the docket number (PHMSA–2007–27181) by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number or Regulation Identification Number (RIN) for this notice. Internet users may access comments received by DOT at: https://www.regulations.gov. Note that comments received will be posted without change to: https:// www.regulations.gov. including any personal information provided. Requests for a copy of an information collection should be directed to Deborah Boothe or T. Glenn Foster, Office of Hazardous Materials Standards (PHH– 11), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., East Building, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001, Telephone (202) 366–8553. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Boothe or T. Glenn Foster, Office of Hazardous Materials Standards (PHH–11), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., East Building, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001, Telephone (202) 366–8553. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1320.8(d), Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations requires PHMSA to provide interested members of the public and affected agencies an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping requests. This notice identifies information collection requests that PHMSA will be submitting to OMB for renewal and extension. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:27 Nov 29, 2007 Jkt 214001 These information collections are contained in 49 CFR 171.6 and the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171–180). PHMSA has revised burden estimates, where appropriate, to reflect current reporting levels or adjustments based on changes in proposed or final rules published since the information collections were last approved. The following information is provided for each information collection: (1) Title of the information collection, including former title if a change is being made; (2) OMB control number; (3) summary of the information collection activity; (4) description of affected public; (5) estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (6) frequency of collection. PHMSA will request a three-year term of approval for each information collection activity and, when approved by OMB, publish notice of the approval in the Federal Register. PHMSA requests comments on the following information collections: Title: Testing, Inspection and Marking Requirements for Cylinders. OMB Control Number: 2137–0022. Summary: Requirements in § 173.301 for qualification, maintenance and use of cylinders require that cylinders be periodically inspected and retested to ensure continuing compliance with packaging standards. Information collection requirements address registration of retesters and marking of cylinders by retesters with their identification number and retest date following conduct of tests. Records showing the results of inspections and retests must be kept by the cylinder owner or designated agent until expiration of the retest period or until the cylinder is reinspected or retested, whichever occurs first. These requirements are intended to ensure that retesters have the qualifications to perform tests and to identify to cylinder fillers and users that cylinders are qualified for continuing use. Information collection requirements in § 173.303 require that fillers of acetylene cylinders keep, for at least 30 days, a daily record of the representative pressure to which cylinders are filled. Affected Public: Fillers, owners, users and retesters of reusable cylinders. Recordkeeping: Number of Respondents: 139,352. Total Annual Responses: 153,287. Total Annual Burden Hours: 168,431. Frequency of collection: On occasion. Title: Approvals for Hazardous Materials. OMB Control Number: 2137–0557. Summary: Without these requirements there is no means to: (1) PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67783 Determine whether applicants who apply to become designated approval agencies are qualified to evaluate package design, test packages, classify hazardous materials, etc.; (2) verify that various containers and special loading requirements for vessels meet the requirements of the HMR; and (3) assure that regulated hazardous materials pose no danger to life and property during transportation. Affected Public: Businesses and other entities who must meet the approval requirements in the HMR. Recordkeeping: Number of Respondents: 10,723. Total Annual Responses: 11,074. Total Annual Burden Hours: 25,605. Frequency of collection: On occasion. Title: Rail Carrier and Tank Car Tank Requirements. OMB Control Number: 2137–0559. Summary: This information collection consolidates and describes the information provisions in parts 172, 173, 174, 179, and 180 of the HMR on the transportation of hazardous materials by rail and the manufacture, qualification, maintenance and use of tank cars. The types of information collected include: (1) Approvals of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Tank Car Committee: An approval is required from the AAR Tank Car Committee for a tank car to be used for a commodity other than those specified in part 173 and on the certificate of construction. This information is used to ascertain whether a commodity is suitable for transportation in a tank car. AAR approval also is required for an application for approval of designs, materials and construction, conversion or alteration of tank car tanks constructed to a specification in part 179 or an application for construction of tank cars to any new specification. This information is used to ensure that the design, construction or modification of a tank car or the construction of a tank car to a new specification is performed in accordance with the applicable requirements. (2) Progress Reports: Each owner of a tank car that is required to be modified to meet certain requirements specified in § 173.31 must submit a progress report to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). This information is used by FRA to ensure that all affected tank cars are modified before the regulatory compliance date. (3) FRA Approvals: An approval is required from FRA to transport a bulk packaging (such as a portable tank, IM portable tank, intermediate bulk container, cargo tank, or multi-unit tank E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 67784 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 230 / Friday, November 30, 2007 / Notices car tank) containing a hazardous material in container-on-flat-car or trailer-on-flat-car service other than as authorized by § 174.63. FRA uses this information to ensure that the bulk package is properly secured using an adequate restraint system during transportation. Also an FRA approval is required for the movement of any tank car that does not conform to the applicable requirements in the HMR. These latter movements are currently being reported under the information collection for exemption applications. (4) Manufacturer Reports and Certificate of Construction: These documents are prepared by tank car manufacturers and used by owners, users and FRA personnel to verify that rail tank cars conform to the applicable specification. (5) Quality Assurance Program: Facilities that build, repair, and ensure the structural integrity of tank cars are required to develop and implement a quality assurance program. This information is used by the facility and DOT compliance personnel to ensure that each tank car is constructed or repaired in accordance with the applicable requirements. (6) Inspection Reports: A written report must be prepared and retained for each tank car that is inspected and tested in accordance with § 180.509 of the HMR. Rail carriers, users, and the FRA use this information to ensure that rail tank cars are properly maintained and in safe condition for transporting hazardous materials. Affected Public: Manufacturers, owners and rail carriers of tank cars. Recordkeeping: Number of Respondents: 266. Total Annual Responses: 16,782. Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,689. Frequency of collection: Annually. Title: Inspection and Testing of Meter Provers. OMB Control Number: 2137–0620. Summary: This information collection and recordkeeping burden is the result of efforts to eliminate exemptions that are no longer needed and incorporate the use, inspection, and maintenance of mechanical displacement meter provers (meter provers) used to check the accurate flow of liquid hazardous materials into bulk packagings, such as portable tanks and cargo tank motor vehicles, under the HMR. These meter provers are used to ensure that the proper amount of liquid hazardous materials is being loaded and unloaded involving bulk packagings, such as cargo tanks and portable tanks. These meter provers consist of a gauge and several pipes that always contain small VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:27 Nov 29, 2007 Jkt 214001 amounts of the liquid hazardous material in the pipes as residual material, and, therefore, must be inspected and maintained in accordance with the HMR to ensure they are in proper calibration and working order. These meter provers are not subject to the specification testing and inspection requirements in part 178. However, these meter provers must be visually inspected annually and hydrostatic pressure tested every five years in order to ensure they are properly working as specified in § 173.5a of the FHMR. Therefore, this information collection requires that: (1) Each meter prover must undergo and pass an external visual inspection annually to ensure that the meter provers used in the flow of liquid hazardous materials into bulk packagings are accurate and in conformance with the performance standards in the HMR. (2) Each meter prover must undergo and pass a hydrostatic pressure test at least every five years to ensure that the meter provers used in the flow of liquid hazardous materials into bulk packagings are accurate and in conformance with the performance standards in the HMR. (3) Each meter prover must successfully complete the test and inspection and must be marked in accordance with § 180.415(b) and in accordance with § 173.5a. (4) Each owner must retain a record of the most recent visual inspection and pressure test until the meter prover is requalified. Affected Public: Owners of meter provers used to measure liquid hazardous materials flow into bulk packagings such as cargo tanks and portable tanks. Recordkeeping: Number of Respondents: 50. Total Annual Responses: 250. Total Annual Burden Hours: 175. Frequency of collection: On occasion. Title: Requirements for United Nations (UN) Cylinders. OMB Control Number: 2137–0621. Summary: This information collection and recordkeeping burden is the result of efforts to amend the HMR to adopt standards for the design, construction, maintenance and use of cylinders and multiple-element gas containers (MEGCs) based on the standards contained in the United Nations (UN) Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. Aligning the HMR with the UN Recommendations promotes flexibility, permits the use of technological advances for the manufacture of the pressure receptacles, PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 provides for a broader selection of pressure receptacles, reduces the need for exemptions, and facilitates international commerce in the transportation of compressed gases. Information collection requirements address domestic and international manufacturers of cylinders that request approval by the approval agency for cylinder design types. The approval process for each cylinder design type includes review, filing, and recordkeeping of the approval application. The approval agency is required to maintain a set of the approved drawings and calculations for each design it reviews and a copy of each initial design type approval certificate approved by the Associate Administrator for not less than 20 years. Affected Public: Fillers, owners, users, and retesters of UN cylinders. Recordkeeping: Number of Respondents: 50. Total Annual Responses: 150. Total Annual Burden Hours: 900. Frequency of collection: On occasion. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 26, 2007. Edward T. Mazzullo, Director, Office of Hazardous Materials Standards. [FR Doc. E7–23244 Filed 11–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35101] Chicago Terminal Railroad—Lease and Operation Exemption—Soo Line Railroad Company d/b/a Canadian Pacific Railway Chicago Terminal Railroad (CTR), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to lease from the Soo Line Railroad Company d/b/a Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) and to operate approximately 3.47 miles of track within the Bensenville Industrial Park, originating at and connecting to a switch at milepost B–2 along CPR’s line of rail in Bensenville, IL.1 Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC owns CTR through its wholly owned subsidiary Permian Basin Railways, Inc.2 1 CTR states that it expects to execute an agreement shortly with CPR for the lease and operation of the rail property. 2 See Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC and Permian Basin Railways, Inc.—Continuance in Control Exemption—Chicago Terminal Railroad, STB Finance Docket No. 34967 (STB served Dec. 22, 2006). 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2007-27181 (Notice No. 07-11)]


Information Collection Activities

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), 
DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA 
invites comments on certain information collections pertaining to 
hazardous materials transportation for which PHMSA intends to request 
renewal from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
January 29, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the docket number 
(PHMSA-2007-27181) by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management System, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: Docket Operations, M-30, West Building 
Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 
20590, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number or Regulation Identification Number (RIN) for this 
notice. Internet users may access comments received by DOT at: https://
www.regulations.gov. Note that comments received will be posted without 
change to: https://www.regulations.gov. including any personal 
information provided.
    Requests for a copy of an information collection should be directed 
to Deborah Boothe or T. Glenn Foster, Office of Hazardous Materials 
Standards (PHH-11), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., East Building, 2nd Floor, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001, Telephone (202) 366-8553.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Boothe or T. Glenn Foster, 
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards (PHH-11), Pipeline and 
Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 
East Building, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001, Telephone (202) 
366-8553.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1320.8(d), Title 5, Code of Federal 
Regulations requires PHMSA to provide interested members of the public 
and affected agencies an opportunity to comment on information 
collection and recordkeeping requests. This notice identifies 
information collection requests that PHMSA will be submitting to OMB 
for renewal and extension. These information collections are contained 
in 49 CFR 171.6 and the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR 
Parts 171-180). PHMSA has revised burden estimates, where appropriate, 
to reflect current reporting levels or adjustments based on changes in 
proposed or final rules published since the information collections 
were last approved. The following information is provided for each 
information collection: (1) Title of the information collection, 
including former title if a change is being made; (2) OMB control 
number; (3) summary of the information collection activity; (4) 
description of affected public; (5) estimate of total annual reporting 
and recordkeeping burden; and (6) frequency of collection. PHMSA will 
request a three-year term of approval for each information collection 
activity and, when approved by OMB, publish notice of the approval in 
the Federal Register.
    PHMSA requests comments on the following information collections:

    Title: Testing, Inspection and Marking Requirements for Cylinders.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0022.
    Summary: Requirements in Sec.  173.301 for qualification, 
maintenance and use of cylinders require that cylinders be periodically 
inspected and retested to ensure continuing compliance with packaging 
standards. Information collection requirements address registration of 
retesters and marking of cylinders by retesters with their 
identification number and retest date following conduct of tests. 
Records showing the results of inspections and retests must be kept by 
the cylinder owner or designated agent until expiration of the retest 
period or until the cylinder is reinspected or retested, whichever 
occurs first. These requirements are intended to ensure that retesters 
have the qualifications to perform tests and to identify to cylinder 
fillers and users that cylinders are qualified for continuing use. 
Information collection requirements in Sec.  173.303 require that 
fillers of acetylene cylinders keep, for at least 30 days, a daily 
record of the representative pressure to which cylinders are filled.
    Affected Public: Fillers, owners, users and retesters of reusable 
cylinders.
    Recordkeeping:

Number of Respondents: 139,352.
Total Annual Responses: 153,287.
Total Annual Burden Hours: 168,431.
Frequency of collection: On occasion.

    Title: Approvals for Hazardous Materials.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0557.
    Summary: Without these requirements there is no means to: (1) 
Determine whether applicants who apply to become designated approval 
agencies are qualified to evaluate package design, test packages, 
classify hazardous materials, etc.; (2) verify that various containers 
and special loading requirements for vessels meet the requirements of 
the HMR; and (3) assure that regulated hazardous materials pose no 
danger to life and property during transportation.
    Affected Public: Businesses and other entities who must meet the 
approval requirements in the HMR.
    Recordkeeping:

Number of Respondents: 10,723.
Total Annual Responses: 11,074.
Total Annual Burden Hours: 25,605.
Frequency of collection: On occasion.

    Title: Rail Carrier and Tank Car Tank Requirements.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0559.
    Summary: This information collection consolidates and describes the 
information provisions in parts 172, 173, 174, 179, and 180 of the HMR 
on the transportation of hazardous materials by rail and the 
manufacture, qualification, maintenance and use of tank cars. The types 
of information collected include:
    (1) Approvals of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Tank 
Car Committee: An approval is required from the AAR Tank Car Committee 
for a tank car to be used for a commodity other than those specified in 
part 173 and on the certificate of construction. This information is 
used to ascertain whether a commodity is suitable for transportation in 
a tank car. AAR approval also is required for an application for 
approval of designs, materials and construction, conversion or 
alteration of tank car tanks constructed to a specification in part 179 
or an application for construction of tank cars to any new 
specification. This information is used to ensure that the design, 
construction or modification of a tank car or the construction of a 
tank car to a new specification is performed in accordance with the 
applicable requirements.
    (2) Progress Reports: Each owner of a tank car that is required to 
be modified to meet certain requirements specified in Sec.  173.31 must 
submit a progress report to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). 
This information is used by FRA to ensure that all affected tank cars 
are modified before the regulatory compliance date.
    (3) FRA Approvals: An approval is required from FRA to transport a 
bulk packaging (such as a portable tank, IM portable tank, intermediate 
bulk container, cargo tank, or multi-unit tank

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car tank) containing a hazardous material in container-on-flat-car or 
trailer-on-flat-car service other than as authorized by Sec.  174.63. 
FRA uses this information to ensure that the bulk package is properly 
secured using an adequate restraint system during transportation. Also 
an FRA approval is required for the movement of any tank car that does 
not conform to the applicable requirements in the HMR. These latter 
movements are currently being reported under the information collection 
for exemption applications.
    (4) Manufacturer Reports and Certificate of Construction: These 
documents are prepared by tank car manufacturers and used by owners, 
users and FRA personnel to verify that rail tank cars conform to the 
applicable specification.
    (5) Quality Assurance Program: Facilities that build, repair, and 
ensure the structural integrity of tank cars are required to develop 
and implement a quality assurance program. This information is used by 
the facility and DOT compliance personnel to ensure that each tank car 
is constructed or repaired in accordance with the applicable 
requirements.
    (6) Inspection Reports: A written report must be prepared and 
retained for each tank car that is inspected and tested in accordance 
with Sec.  180.509 of the HMR. Rail carriers, users, and the FRA use 
this information to ensure that rail tank cars are properly maintained 
and in safe condition for transporting hazardous materials.
    Affected Public: Manufacturers, owners and rail carriers of tank 
cars.
    Recordkeeping:

Number of Respondents: 266.
Total Annual Responses: 16,782.
Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,689.
Frequency of collection: Annually.

    Title: Inspection and Testing of Meter Provers.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0620.
    Summary: This information collection and recordkeeping burden is 
the result of efforts to eliminate exemptions that are no longer needed 
and incorporate the use, inspection, and maintenance of mechanical 
displacement meter provers (meter provers) used to check the accurate 
flow of liquid hazardous materials into bulk packagings, such as 
portable tanks and cargo tank motor vehicles, under the HMR. These 
meter provers are used to ensure that the proper amount of liquid 
hazardous materials is being loaded and unloaded involving bulk 
packagings, such as cargo tanks and portable tanks. These meter provers 
consist of a gauge and several pipes that always contain small amounts 
of the liquid hazardous material in the pipes as residual material, 
and, therefore, must be inspected and maintained in accordance with the 
HMR to ensure they are in proper calibration and working order. These 
meter provers are not subject to the specification testing and 
inspection requirements in part 178. However, these meter provers must 
be visually inspected annually and hydrostatic pressure tested every 
five years in order to ensure they are properly working as specified in 
Sec.  173.5a of the FHMR. Therefore, this information collection 
requires that:
    (1) Each meter prover must undergo and pass an external visual 
inspection annually to ensure that the meter provers used in the flow 
of liquid hazardous materials into bulk packagings are accurate and in 
conformance with the performance standards in the HMR.
    (2) Each meter prover must undergo and pass a hydrostatic pressure 
test at least every five years to ensure that the meter provers used in 
the flow of liquid hazardous materials into bulk packagings are 
accurate and in conformance with the performance standards in the HMR.
    (3) Each meter prover must successfully complete the test and 
inspection and must be marked in accordance with Sec.  180.415(b) and 
in accordance with Sec.  173.5a.
    (4) Each owner must retain a record of the most recent visual 
inspection and pressure test until the meter prover is requalified.
    Affected Public: Owners of meter provers used to measure liquid 
hazardous materials flow into bulk packagings such as cargo tanks and 
portable tanks.
    Recordkeeping:


Number of Respondents: 50.
Total Annual Responses: 250.
Total Annual Burden Hours: 175.
Frequency of collection: On occasion.

    Title: Requirements for United Nations (UN) Cylinders.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0621.
    Summary: This information collection and recordkeeping burden is 
the result of efforts to amend the HMR to adopt standards for the 
design, construction, maintenance and use of cylinders and multiple-
element gas containers (MEGCs) based on the standards contained in the 
United Nations (UN) Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous 
Goods. Aligning the HMR with the UN Recommendations promotes 
flexibility, permits the use of technological advances for the 
manufacture of the pressure receptacles, provides for a broader 
selection of pressure receptacles, reduces the need for exemptions, and 
facilitates international commerce in the transportation of compressed 
gases. Information collection requirements address domestic and 
international manufacturers of cylinders that request approval by the 
approval agency for cylinder design types. The approval process for 
each cylinder design type includes review, filing, and recordkeeping of 
the approval application. The approval agency is required to maintain a 
set of the approved drawings and calculations for each design it 
reviews and a copy of each initial design type approval certificate 
approved by the Associate Administrator for not less than 20 years.
    Affected Public: Fillers, owners, users, and retesters of UN 
cylinders.
    Recordkeeping:

Number of Respondents: 50.
Total Annual Responses: 150.
Total Annual Burden Hours: 900.
Frequency of collection: On occasion.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 26, 2007.
Edward T. Mazzullo,
Director, Office of Hazardous Materials Standards.
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