Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 2154-2155 [E9-615]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 2154 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 9 / Wednesday, January 14, 2009 / Notices Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes that the 30 day notice informs the regulated community to file relevant comments and affords the agency adequate time to digest public comments before it renders a decision. 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. Therefore, respondents should submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication to best ensure having their full effect. 5 CFR 1320.12(c); see also 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. The summaries below describe the nature of the information collection requirements (ICRs) and the expected burden. The revised requirements are being submitted for clearance by OMB as required by the PRA. Title: Inspection and Maintenance Standards For Steam Locomotives. OMB Control Number: 2130–0505. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Railroads. Abstract: The Locomotive Boiler Inspection Act (LBIA) of 1911 requires each railroad subject to the Act to file copies of its rules and instructions for the inspection of locomotives. The original LBIA was expanded to cover the entire steam locomotive and tender and all its parts and appurtenances. This Act then requires carriers to make inspections and to repair defects to ensure the safe operation of steam locomotives. The collection of information is used by tourist or historic railroads and by locomotive owners/ operators to provide a record for each day a steam locomotive is placed in service, as well as a record that the required steam locomotive inspections are completed. Additionally, the collection of information is used by FRA Federal inspectors to verify that necessary safety inspections and tests have been completed, and to ensure that steam locomotives are indeed ‘‘safe and suitable’’ for service and are properly operated and maintained. Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 314 hours. Title: Identification of Cars Moved in Accordance with Order 13528. OMB Control Number: 2130–0506. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Railroads. Abstract: This collection of information identifies a freight car being moved within the scope of Order 13528 (now codified under 49 CFR 232.3). Otherwise, an exception will be taken, and the car will be set out of the train and not delivered. The information that must be recorded is specified at 49 CFR 232.3(d)(3), which requires that a car be properly identified by a card attached to VerDate Nov<24>2008 21:01 Jan 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 each side of the car and signed stating that such movement is being made under the authority of the order. § 232.3(d)(3) does not require retaining cards or tags. When a car bearing a tag for movement under this provision arrives at its destination, the tags are simply removed. Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 67 hours. Title: U.S. Locational Requirement for Dispatching U.S. Rail Operations. OMB Control Number: 2130–0556. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Railroads. Abstract: Part 241 requires, in the absence of a waiver, that all dispatching of railroad operations that occurs in the United States be performed in this country, with a minor exception. A railroad is allowed to conduct extraterritorial dispatching from Mexico or Canada in emergency situations, but only for the duration of the emergency. A railroad relying on the exception must provide written notification of its action to the FRA Regional Administrator of each FRA region in which the railroad operation occurs; such notification is not required before addressing the emergency situation. The information collected under this rule is used as part of FRA’s oversight function to ensure that extraterritorial dispatchers comply with applicable safety regulations. Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 8 hours. Addressee: Send comments regarding these information collections to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Alternatively, comments may be sent via e-mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget, at the following address: oira_submissions@omb.eop.gov. Comments are invited on the following: Whether the proposed collections of information are 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 estimates of the burden of the proposed information collections; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collections of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Authority : 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Issued in Washington, DC on January 9, 2009. Kimberly Orben, Director, Office of Financial Management, Federal Railroad Administration. [FR Doc. E9–614 Filed 1–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration Petition for Waiver of Compliance In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), notice is hereby given that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has received a request for a waiver of compliance from certain requirements of its safety standards. The individual petition is described below, including the party seeking relief, the regulatory provisions involved, the nature of the relief being requested, and the petitioner’s arguments in favor of relief. Twin Cities and Western Railroad (Docket Number FRA–2008–0154); Canadian Pacific Railroad (Docket Number FRA–2008–0163); Escanaba and Lake Superior Railroad Company (Docket Number FRA–2008–0155) The Twin Cities and Western Railroad (TC&W), Canadian Pacific Railroad (CP), and Escanaba and Lake Superior Railroad Company (E&LS), seek permanent waivers of compliance from certain provisions of the Railroad Safety Appliance Standards in Title 49 CFR Part 231, concerning RailMate® train operations over their systems. Specifically, TC&W, CP, and E&LS request relief from those sections of 49 CFR Part 231 that stipulate the number, location, and dimensions for handholds, ladders, sill steps, and uncoupling levers, and handbrakes. TC&W, CP and E&LS also seek relief from 49 CFR Part 231.31, which sets the standard height for drawbars. TC&W, CP, and E&LS state that these waivers are necessary to permit them to begin operation of RailMate® equipment over various routes on their systems. 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 E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 9 / Wednesday, January 14, 2009 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number (e.g., Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA–2008– 0154, 2008–0163, and/or 2008–0155) 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. Because of the similarity of the subject requests, FRA reserves the right to consider comments filed in any one of the three dockets with respect to the resolution of the request(s) in more than one docket, to the extent the comment is applicable to the particular request. 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 January 8, 2009. Grady C. Cothen, Jr. Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development. [FR Doc. E9–615 Filed 1–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 21:01 Jan 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted regarding: the passenger motor vehicle insurance companies and rental/leasing companies comply with 49 CFR Part 544, Insurer Reporting Requirement, has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on September 25, 2008 (73 FR 55591). The agency received no comments. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 13, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send comments, within 30 days, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention NHTSA Desk Officer. 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 Departments’ 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. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carlita Ballard at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Programs (NVS–131), 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., West Building, Room W43–439, NVS–131, Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Ballard’s telephone number is (202) 366–0846. Please identify the relevant collection of information by referring to its OMB Control Number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2155 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Title: 49 CFR Part 544; Insurer Reporting Requirement. OMB Control Number: 2127–0547. Type of Request: Request for public comment on a previously approved collection of information. Abstract: This information collection supports the Department’s strategic goal of Economic Growth and Trade. The Motor Vehicle Theft Law Enforcement Act of 1984, added Title VI to the Motor Vehicle and Information Cost Savings Act (recodified as Chapter 331 of Title 49, United States Code) which mandated this information collection. The 1984 Theft Act was amended by the Anti Car Theft Act (ACTA) of 1992 (Pub. L. 102–519). NHTSA is authorized under 49 U.S.C. 33112, to collect this information. This information collection supports the agency’s economic growth and trade goal through rulemaking implementation developed to help reduce the cost of vehicle ownership by reducing the cost of comprehensive insurance coverage. 49 U.S.C. 33112 requires certain passenger motor vehicle insurance companies and rental/leasing companies to provide information to NHTSA on comprehensive insurance premiums, theft and recoveries and actions taken to address motor vehicle theft Affected Public: Business or other for profit. Estimated Total Annual Burden: Based on prior years’ insurer compilation information, the agency estimates that the time to review and compile information for the reports will take approximately a total of 63,238 burden hours (60,004 man-hours for 28 insurance companies and 3,234 manhours for 7 rental and leasing companies). Claim Adjusters incur separate burden hours from the number of insurers. There is one Claim Adjuster assigned to each insurer. There was a decrease in several rental and leasing companies that have merged into one entity or have been exempted from the reporting requirements since the last reporting period. The agency has reestimated the burden hours to be 63,238 total annual hours requested in lieu of 64,610 as the current OMB inventory. This is a decrease of 1,372 hours. Most recent year insurer compilation information estimates reveal that it takes an average cost of $65.00 per hour for clerical and technical staff to prepare the annual reports. Therefore, the agency estimates the total cost associated with the burden hours is $4,110,470. E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration


Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR), notice is hereby given that the Federal Railroad Administration 
(FRA) has received a request for a waiver of compliance from certain 
requirements of its safety standards. The individual petition is 
described below, including the party seeking relief, the regulatory 
provisions involved, the nature of the relief being requested, and the 
petitioner's arguments in favor of relief.

Twin Cities and Western Railroad (Docket Number FRA-2008-0154); 
Canadian Pacific Railroad (Docket Number FRA-2008-0163); Escanaba and 
Lake Superior Railroad Company (Docket Number FRA-2008-0155)

    The Twin Cities and Western Railroad (TC&W), Canadian Pacific 
Railroad (CP), and Escanaba and Lake Superior Railroad Company (E&LS), 
seek permanent waivers of compliance from certain provisions of the 
Railroad Safety Appliance Standards in Title 49 CFR Part 231, 
concerning RailMate[supreg] train operations over their systems. 
Specifically, TC&W, CP, and E&LS request relief from those sections of 
49 CFR Part 231 that stipulate the number, location, and dimensions for 
handholds, ladders, sill steps, and uncoupling levers, and handbrakes. 
TC&W, CP and E&LS also seek relief from 49 CFR Part 231.31, which sets 
the standard height for drawbars.
    TC&W, CP, and E&LS state that these waivers are necessary to permit 
them to begin operation of RailMate[supreg] equipment over various 
routes on their systems.
    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

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the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request.
    All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the 
appropriate docket number (e.g., Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA-
2008-0154, 2008-0163, and/or 2008-0155) 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.
    Because of the similarity of the subject requests, FRA reserves the 
right to consider comments filed in any one of the three dockets with 
respect to the resolution of the request(s) in more than one docket, to 
the extent the comment is applicable to the particular request.
    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 January 8, 2009.
Grady C. Cothen, Jr.
Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program 
Development.
[FR Doc. E9-615 Filed 1-13-09; 8:45 am]
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