Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of Existing Information Collections, 10508-10509 [E8-3681]

Download as PDF 10508 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 27, 2008 / Notices Issued on: February 21, 2008. Judith Kane, Information Services Team Leader. [FR Doc. E8–3672 Filed 2–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2008–0022] Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of request for extension of currently approved information collection. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval for renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by April 28, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT DMS Docket Number FHWA–2008–0022 by any of the following methods: Web Site: https://dms.dot.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site. Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to https:// dms.dot.gov at any time or to U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Lunetta, 703–235–0262, Office of Professional and Corporate Development, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 4600 North Fairfax VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:49 Feb 26, 2008 Jkt 214001 Drive, Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22203. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Customer Satisfaction Surveys. OMB Control No.: 2125–0590. Background: Executive Order 12862, ‘‘Setting Customer Service Standards’’ requires Federal agencies provide the highest quality service to our customers by identifying them and determining what they think about our services and products. The surveys covered in this clearance will provide the FHWA a means to gather this data directly from our customers. The information obtained from the surveys will be used to assist in evaluating service delivery and processes. The responses to the surveys will be voluntary and will not involve information that is required by regulations. There will be no direct costs to the respondents other than their time. The FHWA plans to provide an electronic means for responding to the majority of the surveys via the World Wide Web. Respondents: State and local governments, highway industry organizations, and the general public. Estimated Average Annual Burden: The burden hours per response will vary with each survey; however, we estimate an average burden of 15 minutes for each survey. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: We estimate that FHWA will survey approximately 21,000 respondents annually during the next 3 years. Therefore, the estimated total annual burden is 5,200 hours. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the FHWA’s performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FHWA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways the burden could be minimized, including the use of computer technology, without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued On: February 21, 2008. Judith Kane, Information Services Team Leader. [FR Doc. E8–3673 Filed 2–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Existing Information Collections Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice requests public participation in the OMB approval process for the renewal of five existing information collections; Recordkeeping and Accident Reporting for Hazardous Liquid Pipeline; Recordkeeping for Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities; Recordkeeping for Natural Gas Pipelines, Gas and Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Program Certification; and Pipeline Integrity Management in High Consequence Areas for Operators with Less than 500 miles of Hazardous Liquid Pipeline. PHMSA is requesting OMB approval for renewal of these information collections 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. Submit comments on or before April 28, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted in the following ways: • E-Gov Web Site: https:// 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 DATES: E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 27, 2008 / Notices 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. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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 published in the Federal Register, 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: 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 Parts 190, 192, 193 and 195. PHMSA will request a threeyear term of approval for each information collection activity. 1. Title of information collection: Pipeline Safety: Recordkeeping and Accident Reporting for Hazardous Liquid Pipeline. Former title: Transportation of Hazardous Liquids by Pipeline: Recordkeeping and Accident Reporting. OMB control number: 2137–0047. Summary of the information collection activity: Operators of Hazardous liquid pipeline facilities are required under 49 CFR Part 195 to maintain records, make reports, and provide information to PHMSA and state pipeline safety offices concerning the operations of the facility. The information is used to assist federal and state pipeline safety inspectors who audit this information when they conduct compliance inspections and to provide a background for accident investigations. Frequency of collection: Annually and on occasion. Estimated total respondents: 200. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 51,011 hours. 2. Title of Information Collection: Pipeline Safety: Recordkeeping for Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:49 Feb 26, 2008 Jkt 214001 Former title: Recordkeeping Requirements for Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities. OMB control number: 2137–0048. Summary of the information collection activity: Operators of Liquefied Natural Gas facilities are required under 49 CFR Part 193 to maintain records, and provide information to PHMSA and state safety offices concerning the operations of the facility. The information is used to assist federal and state pipeline safety inspectors who audit this information when they conduct compliance inspections and to provide a background for incident investigations. Frequency of collection: On occasion. Estimated Total Respondents: 101. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 12120 hours. 3. Title of Information Collection: Pipeline Safety: Recordkeeping for Gas Pipelines. Former title: Recordkeeping for Natural Gas Pipeline Operators. OMB control number: 2137–0049. Summary of the information collection activity: Operators of gas pipeline facilities are required under 49 CFR part 192 to maintain records, make reports, and provide information to PHMSA and state pipeline safety offices concerning the operations of the facility. The information is used to assist federal and state pipeline safety inspectors who audit this information when they conduct compliance inspections and to provide a background for incident investigations. Frequency of collection: On occasion. Estimated Total Respondents: 22300. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 940,454 hours. 4. Title of Information Collection: Pipeline Safety: Gas and Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Program Certifications. Former title: Gas Pipeline Safety Program Certification and Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Program Certification. OMB control number: 2137–0584. Summary of the information collection activity: A participating state must maintain records in order to demonstrate the state is properly monitoring the operations of pipelines operators in their states. The state submits a certificate to PHMSA annually verifying compliance. PHMSA uses the information to evaluate a state’s eligibility for federal grants. Frequency of collection: Annually. Estimated Total Respondents: 67. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3820 hours. 5. Title of Information Collection: Pipeline Safety: Integrity Management PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10509 in High Consequence Areas for Operators with Less than 500 miles of Hazardous Liquid Pipeline. Former title: Pipeline Integrity Management in High Consequence Areas for Operators with Less than 500 miles of Hazardous Liquid Pipeline. OMB control number: 2137–0605. Summary of the information collection activity: Certain areas are particularly environmentally sensitive from hazardous liquid pipeline failures. These areas are called high consequence areas (HCAs). The pipeline integrity management regulations in 49 CFR part 195 requires operators with less than 500 miles of pipeline to have a program to provide direct integrity testing and evaluation of hazardous liquid pipelines in HCAs. The information is used to assist federal and state pipeline safety inspectors who audit this information when they conduct compliance inspections and to provide a background for incident investigations in HCAs. Frequency of collection: Annually and on occasion. Estimated Total Respondents: 132. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 267,960 hours. Issued in Washington, DC on February 21, 2008. Barbara Betsock, Acting Director of Regulation. [FR Doc. E8–3681 Filed 2–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Ex Parte No. 677] Common Carrier Obligation of Railroads AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. ACTION: Notice of Public Hearing. SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation Board will hold a public hearing beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2008, at its headquarters in Washington, DC. The purpose of the public hearing will be to examine issues related to the common carrier obligation of railroads. Persons wishing to speak at the hearing should notify the Board in writing. DATES: The public hearing will take place on Thursday, April 24, 2008. Any person wishing to speak at the hearing should file with the Board a written notice of intent to participate, and should identify the party, the proposed speaker, the time requested, and the E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 39 (Wednesday, February 27, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10508-10509]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-3681]


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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 Existing Information Collections

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 five existing information collections; 
Recordkeeping and Accident Reporting for Hazardous Liquid Pipeline; 
Recordkeeping for Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities; Recordkeeping for 
Natural Gas Pipelines, Gas and Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Program 
Certification; and Pipeline Integrity Management in High Consequence 
Areas for Operators with Less than 500 miles of Hazardous Liquid 
Pipeline. PHMSA is requesting OMB approval for renewal of these 
information collections 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 April 28, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted in the following ways:
     E-Gov Web Site: https://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

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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 published in the Federal Register, 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: 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 Parts 190, 192, 193 and 195. PHMSA will request a three-year 
term of approval for each information collection activity.
    1. Title of information collection: Pipeline Safety: Recordkeeping 
and Accident Reporting for Hazardous Liquid Pipeline.
    Former title: Transportation of Hazardous Liquids by Pipeline: 
Recordkeeping and Accident Reporting.
    OMB control number: 2137-0047.
    Summary of the information collection activity: Operators of 
Hazardous liquid pipeline facilities are required under 49 CFR Part 195 
to maintain records, make reports, and provide information to PHMSA and 
state pipeline safety offices concerning the operations of the 
facility. The information is used to assist federal and state pipeline 
safety inspectors who audit this information when they conduct 
compliance inspections and to provide a background for accident 
investigations.
    Frequency of collection: Annually and on occasion.
    Estimated total respondents: 200.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 51,011 hours.
    2. Title of Information Collection: Pipeline Safety: Recordkeeping 
for Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities.
    Former title: Recordkeeping Requirements for Liquefied Natural Gas 
Facilities.
    OMB control number: 2137-0048.
    Summary of the information collection activity: Operators of 
Liquefied Natural Gas facilities are required under 49 CFR Part 193 to 
maintain records, and provide information to PHMSA and state safety 
offices concerning the operations of the facility. The information is 
used to assist federal and state pipeline safety inspectors who audit 
this information when they conduct compliance inspections and to 
provide a background for incident investigations.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Respondents: 101.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 12120 hours.
    3. Title of Information Collection: Pipeline Safety: Recordkeeping 
for Gas Pipelines.
    Former title: Recordkeeping for Natural Gas Pipeline Operators.
    OMB control number: 2137-0049.
    Summary of the information collection activity: Operators of gas 
pipeline facilities are required under 49 CFR part 192 to maintain 
records, make reports, and provide information to PHMSA and state 
pipeline safety offices concerning the operations of the facility. The 
information is used to assist federal and state pipeline safety 
inspectors who audit this information when they conduct compliance 
inspections and to provide a background for incident investigations.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Respondents: 22300.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 940,454 hours.
    4. Title of Information Collection: Pipeline Safety: Gas and 
Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Program Certifications.
    Former title: Gas Pipeline Safety Program Certification and 
Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Program Certification.
    OMB control number: 2137-0584.
    Summary of the information collection activity: A participating 
state must maintain records in order to demonstrate the state is 
properly monitoring the operations of pipelines operators in their 
states. The state submits a certificate to PHMSA annually verifying 
compliance. PHMSA uses the information to evaluate a state's 
eligibility for federal grants.
    Frequency of collection: Annually.
    Estimated Total Respondents: 67.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3820 hours.
    5. Title of Information Collection: Pipeline Safety: Integrity 
Management in High Consequence Areas for Operators with Less than 500 
miles of Hazardous Liquid Pipeline.
    Former title: Pipeline Integrity Management in High Consequence 
Areas for Operators with Less than 500 miles of Hazardous Liquid 
Pipeline.
    OMB control number: 2137-0605.
    Summary of the information collection activity: Certain areas are 
particularly environmentally sensitive from hazardous liquid pipeline 
failures. These areas are called high consequence areas (HCAs). The 
pipeline integrity management regulations in 49 CFR part 195 requires 
operators with less than 500 miles of pipeline to have a program to 
provide direct integrity testing and evaluation of hazardous liquid 
pipelines in HCAs. The information is used to assist federal and state 
pipeline safety inspectors who audit this information when they conduct 
compliance inspections and to provide a background for incident 
investigations in HCAs.
    Frequency of collection: Annually and on occasion.
    Estimated Total Respondents: 132.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 267,960 hours.

    Issued in Washington, DC on February 21, 2008.
Barbara Betsock,
Acting Director of Regulation.
 [FR Doc. E8-3681 Filed 2-26-08; 8:45 am]
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