Agency Information Collection; Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Activity Under OMB Review; Reporting Required for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), 58709-58710 [E8-23793]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 7, 2008 / Notices Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Fax: 202–493–2251. Instructions: Identify docket number, BTS 2008–0002, at the beginning of your comments, and send two copies. To receive confirmation that DOT received your comments, include a selfaddressed stamped postcard. Internet users may access all comments received by DOT at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments are posted electronically without charge or edits, including any personal information provided. 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 (65 FR 19477–78) or you may visit http:// DocketInfo.dot.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov or the street address listed above. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Electronic Access An electronic copy of this rule, a copy of the notice of proposed rulemaking, and copies of the comments may be downloaded at http:// www.regulations.gov, by searching docket RITA 2008–0002. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernie Stankus, Office of Airline Information, RTS–42, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 1200 New Jersey Avenue Street, SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001, (202) 366–4387. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Approval No. 2138–0004. Title: Submission of Audit Reports— Part 248. Form No.: None. Type Of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Large certificated air carriers. Number of Respondents: 77. Number of Responses: 77. Total Annual Burden: 20 hours. Needs and Uses: BTS collects independent audited financial reports VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 Oct 06, 2008 Jkt 217001 from U.S. certificated air carriers. Carriers not having an annual audit must file a statement that no such audit has been performed. In lieu of the audit report, BTS will accept the annual report submitted to the stockholders. The audited reports are needed by the Department of Transportation as (1) A means to monitor an air carrier’s continuing fitness to operate, (2) reference material used by analysts in examining foreign route cases, (3) reference material used by analysts in examining proposed mergers, acquisitions and consolidations, (4) a means whereby BTS sends a copy of the report to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in fulfillment of a United States treaty obligation, and (5) corroboration of a carrier’s Form 41 filings. The Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (44 U.S.C. 3501 note), requires a statistical agency to clearly identify information it collects for non-statistical purposes. BTS hereby notifies the respondents and the public that BTS uses the information it collects under this OMB approval for non-statistical purposes including, but not limited to, publication of both Respondent’s identity and its data, submission of the information to agencies outside BTS for review, analysis and possible use in regulatory and other administrative matters. Issued in Washington, DC on October 1, 2008. M. Clay Moritz, Jr., Acting Assistant Director, Airline Information, Bureau of Transportation Statistics. [FR Doc. E8–23731 Filed 10–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–FE–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Research and Innovative Technology Administration [Docket: RITA 2008–0002 BTS Paperwork Reduction Notice] Agency Information Collection; Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Activity Under OMB Review; Reporting Required for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general public, industry and other PO 00000 Frm 00181 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58709 governmental parties to comment on the continuing need and usefulness of BTS collecting supplemental data for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Comments are requested concerning whether (1) the supplemental reports are needed by BTS to fulfill the United States treaty obligation of furnishing financial and traffic reports to ICAO; (2) BTS accurately estimated the reporting burden; (3) there are other ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collected; and (4) there are ways to minimize reporting burden, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by December 8, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number RITA 2008–0002 by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Fax: 202–493–2251. Instructions: Identify docket number, BTS 2008–0002, at the beginning of your comments, and send two copies. To receive confirmation that DOT received your comments, include a selfaddressed stamped postcard. Internet users may access all comments received by DOT at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments are posted electronically without charge or edits, including any personal information provided. 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 (65 FR 19477–78) or you may visit http:// DocketInfo.dot.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. or the street address listed above. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 58710 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 7, 2008 / Notices Electronic Access DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION An electronic copy of this rule, a copy of the notice of proposed rulemaking, and copies of the comments may be downloaded at http:// www.regulations.gov, by searching docket RITA 2008–0002. Surface Transportation Board FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernie Stankus, Office of Airline Information, RTS–42, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 1200 New Jersey Avenue Street, SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001, (202) 366–4387. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES OMB Approval No. 2138–0039. Title: Reporting Required for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Form No.: BTS Form EF. Type Of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Large certificated air carriers. Number of Respondents: 40. Number of Responses: 40. Total Annual Burden: 26 hours. Needs and Uses: As a party to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Treaty), the United States is obligated to provide ICAO with financial and statistical data on operations of U.S. carriers. Over 99% of the data filled with ICAO is extracted from the air carriers’ Form 41 submissions to BTS. BTS Form EF is the means by which BTS supplies the remaining 1% of the air carrier data to ICAO. The Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (44 U.S.C. 3501 note), requires a statistical agency to clearly identify information it collects for non-statistical purposes. BTS hereby notifies the respondents and the public that BTS uses the information it collects under this OMB approval for non-statistical purposes including, but not limited to, publication of both Respondent’s identity and its data, submission of the information to agencies outside BTS for review, analysis and possible use in regulatory and other administrative matters. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2008. M. Clay Moritz, Jr., Acting Assistant Director, Airline Information, Bureau of Transportation Statistics. [FR Doc. E8–23793 Filed 10–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–FE–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 Oct 06, 2008 Jkt 217001 [STB Docket No. AB–491 (Sub-No. 2X)] R.J. Corman Railroad Company/ Pennsylvania Lines, Inc.— Abandonment Exemption—in Clearfield, Jefferson, and Indiana Counties, PA R.J. Corman Railroad Company/ Pennsylvania Lines, Inc. (RJCP), has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 7-mile segment of a line of railroad known as the Hillman Branch, extending from milepost 0 near McGees to the end of the line at milepost 7 near Hillman, in Clearfield, Jefferson, and Indiana Counties, PA. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 15757, 15742, and 15767. RJCP has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) there is no overhead traffic that has 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 Surface Transportation Board (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 1105.7 (environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic report), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 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 abandonment 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 November 6, 2008, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,1 formal expressions of intent to 1 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board’s Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) in its independent investigation) cannot be made before the exemption’s effective date. See Exemption of Outof-Service Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). Any PO 00000 Frm 00182 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),2 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by October 17, 2008. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by October 27, 2008, with: Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to RJCP’s representative: Michael J. Barron, Jr., Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 920, Chicago, IL 60606– 2832. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. RJCP has filed a combined environmental and historic report, which addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by October 10, 2008. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to SEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423–0001) or by calling SEA, at (202) 245–0305. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339.] Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to the public. Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), RJCP shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the line. If consummation has not been effected by RJCP’s filing of a notice of consummation by October 7, 2009, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘http:// www.stb.dot.gov.’’ Decided: September 30, 2008. request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption’s effective date. 2 Effective July 18, 2008, the filing fee for an OFA increased to $1,500. See Regulations Governing Fees for Services Performed in Connection with Licensing and Related Services—2008 Update, STB Ex Parte No. 542 (Sub-No. 15) (STB served June 18, 2008). E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 195 (Tuesday, October 7, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58709-58710]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-23793]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Research and Innovative Technology Administration

[Docket: RITA 2008-0002 BTS Paperwork Reduction Notice]


Agency Information Collection; Bureau of Transportation 
Statistics; Activity Under OMB Review; Reporting Required for 
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

AGENCY: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public 
Law 104-13, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general 
public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the 
continuing need and usefulness of BTS collecting supplemental data for 
the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Comments are 
requested concerning whether (1) the supplemental reports are needed by 
BTS to fulfill the United States treaty obligation of furnishing 
financial and traffic reports to ICAO; (2) BTS accurately estimated the 
reporting burden; (3) there are other ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information collected; and (4) there are 
ways to minimize reporting burden, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by December 8, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number 
RITA 2008-0002 by any of the following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
    Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Fax: 202-493-2251.
    Instructions: Identify docket number, BTS 2008-0002, at the 
beginning of your comments, and send two copies. To receive 
confirmation that DOT received your comments, include a self-addressed 
stamped postcard. Internet users may access all comments received by 
DOT at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments are posted 
electronically without charge or edits, including any personal 
information provided.
    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 (65 FR 19477-78) or you may visit http://
DocketInfo.dot.gov.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov. or the street 
address listed above. Follow the online instructions for accessing the 
dockets.

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Electronic Access

    An electronic copy of this rule, a copy of the notice of proposed 
rulemaking, and copies of the comments may be downloaded at http://
www.regulations.gov, by searching docket RITA 2008-0002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernie Stankus, Office of Airline 
Information, RTS-42, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue Street, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001, (202) 366-4387.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Approval No. 2138-0039.
    Title: Reporting Required for International Civil Aviation 
Organization (ICAO).
    Form No.: BTS Form EF.
    Type Of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Large certificated air carriers.
    Number of Respondents: 40.
    Number of Responses: 40.
    Total Annual Burden: 26 hours.
    Needs and Uses: As a party to the Convention on International Civil 
Aviation (Treaty), the United States is obligated to provide ICAO with 
financial and statistical data on operations of U.S. carriers. Over 99% 
of the data filled with ICAO is extracted from the air carriers' Form 
41 submissions to BTS. BTS Form EF is the means by which BTS supplies 
the remaining 1% of the air carrier data to ICAO.
    The Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency 
Act of 2002 (44 U.S.C. 3501 note), requires a statistical agency to 
clearly identify information it collects for non-statistical purposes. 
BTS hereby notifies the respondents and the public that BTS uses the 
information it collects under this OMB approval for non-statistical 
purposes including, but not limited to, publication of both 
Respondent's identity and its data, submission of the information to 
agencies outside BTS for review, analysis and possible use in 
regulatory and other administrative matters.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2008.
M. Clay Moritz, Jr.,
Acting Assistant Director, Airline Information, Bureau of 
Transportation Statistics.
 [FR Doc. E8-23793 Filed 10-6-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-FE-P