Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0622), 5906-5907 [E8-1761]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 5906 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 21 / Thursday, January 31, 2008 / Notices Flemons, NHTSA 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W53–448 NVS–412, Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Flemons telephone number is (202) 366–5389. Please identify the relevant collection of information by referring to its OMB Control Number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB for approval, it must first publish a document in the Federal Register providing a 60-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information. The OMB has promulgated regulations describing what must be included in such a document. Under OMB’s regulation (at 5 CFR 1320.8(d), an agency must ask for public comment on the following: (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (iv) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks for public comments on the following proposed collections of information: (1) Title: Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS). OMB Control Number: 2127–0006. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Abstract: Under both the Highway Safety Act of 1966 and the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has the responsibility to collect accident data that support the establishment and enforcement of motor vehicle regulations and highway safety programs. These regulations and programs are developed to reduce the severity of injury and the property damage associated with motor vehicle accidents. The Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS) is a major system that VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:07 Jan 30, 2008 Jkt 214001 acquires national fatality information directly from existing State files and documents. Since FARS is an on-going data acquisition system, reviews are conducted yearly to determine whether the data acquired are responsive to the total user population needs. The total user population includes Federal and State agencies and the private sector. Changes in the forms usually involve clarification adjustments to aid the user population in conducting more precise analyses, to remove ambiguity for the respondents and to differentiate data by data collection year. These changes are annual and do not affect the reporting burden of the respondent (State employees utilize existing State highway safety related files). Other changes may involve removing outdated data elements introducing new data elements or redesigning data elements to capture higher quality data and to respond more to the needs of the user population. These changes are less frequent and affect burden very gradually. Advances in technology and systems design are incorporated to minimize the burden on the respondents. Estimated Annual Burden: 82,407 hours. Number of Respondents: 53. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including 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. Joseph S. Carra, Associate Administrator, National Center for Statistics and Analysis. [FR Doc. E8–1766 Filed 1–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket: PHMSA–07–0056] Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137–0622) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice and request for comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice requests public participation in the OMB approval process for the renewal of an existing Public Awareness Program information collection. PHMSA is requesting OMB approval for renewal of this information collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). With this notice, as required by the PRA, PHMSA invites the public to submit comments over the next 60 days on whether the existing information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department. DATES: Submit comments on or before March 31, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted in the following ways: • E-Gov Web Site: http:// www.regulations.gov. This site allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice issued by any agency. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: DOT Docket Operations Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: DOT Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: Identify the docket number, PHMSA–2007–0056, at the beginning of your comments. If you mail your comments we request that you send two copies. To receive confirmation that PHMSA received your comments, include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Note: All comments are electronically posted without changes or edits, including any personal information provided. Privacy Act Statement Anyone can search the electronic form of all comments received in response to 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.). DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement was published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LE Herrick, at 202–366–5523, or by e-mail at le.herrick@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations require each operator to develop and E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 21 / Thursday, January 31, 2008 / Notices implement a written continuing public education program that follows the guidance provided in the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) Recommended Practice (RP) 1162. Upon request, operators must submit their completed programs to PHMSA or, in the case of an intrastate pipeline facility operator, the appropriate State agency. The operator’s program documentation and evaluation results must also be available for periodic review by appropriate regulatory agencies. (49 CFR 192.616 and 195.440). Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, PHMSA invites comments on whether the renewal of this information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department. These include (1) whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collections; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. As used in this notice, the term ‘‘information collection’’ includes all work related to preparing and disseminating information related to this recordkeeping requirement including completing paperwork, gathering information, and conducting telephone calls. Type of Information Collection Request: Renewal of Existing Collection. Title of Information Collection: Pipeline Safety: Public Awareness Program. Respondents: 22,500 (Old). Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 517,480 hours. (Old). Issued in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2008. Barbara Betsock, Acting Director, Office of Regulations. [FR Doc. E8–1761 Filed 1–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES [STB Docket No. AB–6 (Sub-No. 461X)] BNSF Railway Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Marion County, MO On January 11, 2008, BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) filed with the Surface Transportation Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:07 Jan 30, 2008 Jkt 214001 provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon a 0.56-mile line of railroad extending between milepost 13.86 and milepost 14.42, near Palmyra, in Marion County, MO. The line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Code 63461, and it includes no stations. The line does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in BNSF’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line R. Co.— Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). By issuance of this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by April 30, 2008. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption. Each offer must be accompanied by a $1,300 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). All interested persons should be aware that, following abandonment of rail service and salvage of the line, the line may be suitable for other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for trail use/rail banking under 49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than February 20, 2008. Each trail use request must be accompanied by a $200 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(27). All filings in response to this notice must refer to STB Docket No. AB–6 (Sub-No. 461X), and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001, and (2) Sidney L. Strickland, Jr., Sidney Strickland and Associates, PLLC, 3050 K Street, NW., Suite 101, Washington, DC 20007. Replies to BNSF’s petition are due on or before February 20, 2008. Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Services at (202) 245–0230 or refer to the full abandonment or discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR part 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the Board’s Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) at (202) 245–0305. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339.] An environmental assessment (EA) (or environmental impact statement (EIS), if necessary) prepared by SEA will be served upon all parties of record and PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5907 upon any agencies or other persons who commented during its preparation. Other interested persons may contact SEA to obtain a copy of the EA (or EIS). EAs in these abandonment proceedings normally will be made available within 60 days of the filing of the petition. The deadline for submission of comments on the EA will generally be within 30 days of its service. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: January 23, 2008. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Anne K. Quinlan, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–1475 Filed 1–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35087] Canadian National Railway Company and Grand Trunk Corporation— Control—EJ&E West Company; Notice Extending the Public Scoping Period Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice extending the public scoping period. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation Board’s Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) announces the extension of the scoping period for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that is being prepared in connection with an application filed by Canadian National Railroad Company (CN) to acquire certain rail lines of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railroad (EJ&E). SEA is preparing an EIS because the Surface Transportation Board has determined that the proposed acquisition has the potential to result in significant effects upon the environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). DATES: The scoping period on the EIS is extended through February 15, 2008. ADDRESSES: If you wish to submit written comments regarding the attached proposed draft scope, please send your comments to: Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423. Attention: Phillis Johnson-Ball, Environmental Filing, STB Finance Docket No. 35087. Environmental comments may also be filed electronically on the Board’s Web site, http://www.stb.dot.gov, by clicking on the ‘‘E_FILING’’ link. You do not E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 21 (Thursday, January 31, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5906-5907]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-1761]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket: PHMSA-07-0056]


Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0622)

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This notice requests public participation in the OMB approval 
process for the renewal of an existing Public Awareness Program 
information collection. PHMSA is requesting OMB approval for renewal of 
this information collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(PRA). With this notice, as required by the PRA, PHMSA invites the 
public to submit comments over the next 60 days on whether the existing 
information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the 
functions of the Department.

DATES: Submit comments on or before March 31, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted in the following ways:
     E-Gov Web Site: http://www.regulations.gov. This site 
allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice 
issued by any agency.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: DOT Docket Operations Facility (M-30), U.S. 
Department of Transportation, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, 
SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: DOT Docket Operations Facility, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, West Building, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Instructions: Identify the docket number, PHMSA-2007-0056, at the 
beginning of your comments. If you mail your comments we request that 
you send two copies. To receive confirmation that PHMSA received your 
comments, include a self-addressed stamped postcard.

    Note: All comments are electronically posted without changes or 
edits, including any personal information provided.

Privacy Act Statement

    Anyone can search the electronic form of all comments received in 
response to 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.). DOT's complete Privacy Act 
Statement was published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2000 (65 
FR 19477).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LE Herrick, at 202-366-5523, or by e-
mail at le.herrick@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations 
require each operator to develop and

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implement a written continuing public education program that follows 
the guidance provided in the American Petroleum Institute's (API) 
Recommended Practice (RP) 1162. Upon request, operators must submit 
their completed programs to PHMSA or, in the case of an intrastate 
pipeline facility operator, the appropriate State agency. The 
operator's program documentation and evaluation results must also be 
available for periodic review by appropriate regulatory agencies. (49 
CFR 192.616 and 195.440).
    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, PHMSA invites 
comments on whether the renewal of this information collection is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the 
Department. These include (1) whether the information will have 
practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed information collections; (3) ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information collection; and (4) 
ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology. As used in this notice, the term 
``information collection'' includes all work related to preparing and 
disseminating information related to this recordkeeping requirement 
including completing paperwork, gathering information, and conducting 
telephone calls.
    Type of Information Collection Request: Renewal of Existing 
Collection.
    Title of Information Collection: Pipeline Safety: Public Awareness 
Program.
    Respondents: 22,500 (Old).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 517,480 hours. (Old).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2008.
Barbara Betsock,
Acting Director, Office of Regulations.
[FR Doc. E8-1761 Filed 1-30-08; 8:45 am]
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