Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 18799-18800 [E9-9371]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 78 / Friday, April 24, 2009 / Notices that the construction authorized by the permit has begun. If, after a permit has expired, a permittee continues to believe that the project should be built, the Department would welcome the submission of a revised Presidential permit application that demonstrats current local support, shows that the project is financially feasible, and explains based on updated traffic and other studies why the project continues to be in the U.S. national interest. This new application would generally need to be accompanied by updated environmental review documents, in keeping with the Council on Environmental Quality’s guidance that environmental documents more than five years old are considered out of date. In December 2008, the Department issued to the General Services Administration a Presidential permit containing an expiration clause for the new border crossing to be built at Otay Mesa East, near San Diego, California. Dated: April 17, 2009. Alex Lee, Director, Office of Mexican Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–9352 Filed 4–23–09; 8:45 am] constitutes the lead to the site of the former Cargill Malt Plant at Kohler. This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co.— Trackage Rights Exemption—Union Pacific Railroad Company, STB Finance Docket No. 35191. In that proceeding, WSOR seeks to acquire from UP and operate 2.8 miles of overhead trackage rights over a line of railroad extending between UP milepost 4.0 in Kohler and UP milepost 1.2 at Kohler Junction near Sheboygan, WI.1 This transaction is also related to a concurrently filed petition for declaratory order filed in Wisconsin Department of Transportation—Petition for Declaratory Order—Rail Line in Sheboygan County, WI, STB Finance Docket No. 35195. In that proceeding, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation seeks a finding that its acquisition of the right-of-way and railroad assets of the 10.95-mile rail line will not render it a rail common carrier. WSOR has requested expedited action in this proceeding. DATES: This exemption will be effective on May 8, 2009. Petitions to stay must be filed by May 4, 2009. Petitions for reconsideration must be filed by May 14, 2009. BILLING CODE 4710–29–P An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35144, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on WSOR’s representative: John D. Heffner, John D. Heffner, PLLC, 1750 K Street, NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006. ADDRESSES: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35144] Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Company—Acquisition and Operation Exemption—Union Pacific Railroad Company AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice of exemption. SUMMARY: Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, the Board is granting a petition for exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10902 for the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Company (WSOR), a Class II rail carrier, to acquire and operate a permanent exclusive freight rail operating easement over approximately 10.95 miles of railroad known as the Kohler Industrial Lead that is currently owned by Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) and to acquire and operate approximately 1,000 feet of UP spur track, subject to labor protective conditions. The easement extends from a connection with WSOR’s north-south Kiel-toSaukville line at milepost 14.95 at Plymouth, WI, to milepost 4.0 near Kohler, WI. The UP spur track VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:20 Apr 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph H. Dettmar, (202) 245–0395. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339]. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the Board’s decision. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at https://www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: April 20, 2009. By the Board, Chairman Mulvey, and Vice Chairman Nottingham. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–9449 Filed 4–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P 1 Notice of the filing was served on February 27, 2009, and published in the Federal Register on the same day at 74 FR 9019. WSOR concurrently filed a motion for protective order, which was granted by decision served on March 20, 2009. PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18799 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA 2009–0001–N–9] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and its implementing regulations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) hereby announces that it is seeking approval of the following information collection activities. Before submitting these information collection requirements for clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below. DATES: Comments must be received no later than June 23, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on any or all of the following proposed activities by mail to either: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Safety, Planning and Evaluation Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590, or Ms. Nakia Jackson, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590. Commenters requesting FRA to acknowledge receipt of their respective comments must include a self-addressed stamped postcard stating, ‘‘Comments on OMB control number 2130—New.’’ Alternatively, comments may be transmitted via facsimile to (202) 493– 6216 or (202) 493–6497, or via e-mail to Mr. Brogan at robert.brogan@dot.gov, or to Ms. Jackson at nakia.jackson@dot.gov. Please refer to the assigned OMB control number and the title of the information collection in any correspondence submitted. FRA will summarize comments received in response to this notice in a subsequent notice and include them in its information collection submission to OMB for approval. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Planning and Evaluation Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6292) or Ms. Nakia Jackson, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1 18800 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 78 / Friday, April 24, 2009 / Notices New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6073). (These telephone numbers are not toll-free.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Pub. L. 104–13, section 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised at 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, require Federal agencies to provide 60 days’ notice to the public for comment on information collection activities before seeking approval of such activities by OMB. 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.10(e)(1), 1320.12(a). Specifically, FRA invites interested respondents to comment on the following summary of proposed information collection activities regarding (i) whether the information collection activities are necessary for FRA to properly execute its functions, including whether the activities will have practical utility; (ii) the accuracy of FRA’s estimates of the burden of the information collection activities, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimates; (iii) ways for FRA to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (iv) ways for FRA to minimize the burden of information collection activities on the public by automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses). See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)(I)–(iv); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1)(I)–(iv). FRA believes that soliciting public comment will promote its efforts to reduce the administrative and paperwork burdens associated with the collection of information mandated by Federal regulations. In summary, FRA reasons that comments received will advance three objectives: (i) Reduce reporting burdens; (ii) ensure that it organizes information collection requirements in a ‘‘user friendly’’ format to improve the use of such information; and (iii) accurately assess the resources expended to retrieve and produce information requested. See 44 U.S.C. 3501. Below is a brief summary of the proposed information collection activities that FRA will submit for clearance by OMB as required under the PRA: Title: Track Transportation Time Study. OMB Control Number: 2130—New. Abstract: The Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110– 432) calls for a track inspection time study to be performed by FRA. The information required to develop the RFEI notice Respondent universe —Track Inspectors—Focus Groups ........................................ —Track Inspectors—Standard Survey .................................... —Track Supervisors (Roadmasters) ....................................... —RR Middle Management (Div. Engineers) ........................... —RR Senior Management (Senior Engineers) ....................... 20 Individuals ......................... 450 Individuals ....................... 35 Individuals ......................... 10 Individuals ......................... 10 Individuals ......................... Total Responses: 407. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 711 hours. Status: Regular Review. Pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b), 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), FRA informs all interested parties that it may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES report will be at least partially obtained through a series of information gathering surveys which are focused on various aspects of track inspection. Each survey will be customized for a particular segment of the workforce and will include track inspectors, track supervisors or roadmasters, middle management (division engineers), and senior management (chief engineers). The purpose of the proposed study is to address four issues raised in the Rail Safety Improvement Act: (1) Determine whether the required intervals of track inspections for each class of track should be amended; (2) Determine whether track remedial action requirements should be amended; (3) Determine whether different track inspection and repair priorities or methods should be required; and (4) Determine whether the speed at which railroad track inspection vehicles operate and the scope of the territory they generally cover allow for proper inspection of the track and whether such speed and appropriate scope should be regulated by the Secretary. Form Number(s): N/A. Affected Public: Railroad Employees. Respondent Universe: 500 Individuals. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Reporting Burden: Issued in Washington, DC on April 20, 2009. Kimberly Orben, Director, Office of Financial Management, Federal Railroad Administration. [FR Doc. E9–9371 Filed 4–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:20 Apr 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [Docket No. FTA–2009–0020] Notice of Buy America Waiver Request From the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Austin, TX AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Buy America waiver request and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro) of Austin, Texas, has asked the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to waive its Buy America requirements to permit it to purchase rail car vehicles that will be manufactured by Stadler Bussnang AG (Stadler) in Switzerland. PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total annual responses 16 350 25 8 8 Average time per response (hour(s)) 20 1 1 1 1 Total annual burden hours 320 350 25 8 8 According to Capital Metro, the rail cars are not available from a domestic source. This Notice sets forth Capital Metro’s arguments for a non-availability waiver and seeks comment thereon. DATES: Comments must be received by May 1, 2009. Late-filed comments will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Please submit your comments by one of the following means, identifying your submissions by docket number FTA–2009–0020. All electronic submissions must be made to the U.S. Government electronic site at www.regulations.gov. Commenters should follow the instructions below for mailed and hand-delivered comments. (1) Web site: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the U.S. Government electronic docket site; (2) Fax: (202) 493–2251; E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 78 (Friday, April 24, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18799-18800]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-9371]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA 2009-0001-N-9]


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and its 
implementing regulations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) 
hereby announces that it is seeking approval of the following 
information collection activities. Before submitting these information 
collection requirements for clearance by the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB), FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of 
the activities identified below.

DATES: Comments must be received no later than June 23, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on any or all of the following 
proposed activities by mail to either: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of 
Safety, Planning and Evaluation Division, RRS-21, Federal Railroad 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 
20590, or Ms. Nakia Jackson, Office of Information Technology, RAD-20, 
Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 
35, Washington, DC 20590. Commenters requesting FRA to acknowledge 
receipt of their respective comments must include a self-addressed 
stamped postcard stating, ``Comments on OMB control number 2130--New.'' 
Alternatively, comments may be transmitted via facsimile to (202) 493-
6216 or (202) 493-6497, or via e-mail to Mr. Brogan at 
robert.brogan@dot.gov, or to Ms. Jackson at nakia.jackson@dot.gov. 
Please refer to the assigned OMB control number and the title of the 
information collection in any correspondence submitted. FRA will 
summarize comments received in response to this notice in a subsequent 
notice and include them in its information collection submission to OMB 
for approval.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Planning 
and Evaluation Division, RRS-21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 
New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: 
(202) 493-6292) or Ms. Nakia Jackson, Office of Information Technology, 
RAD-20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200

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New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: 
(202) 493-6073). (These telephone numbers are not toll-free.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
Pub. L. 104-13, section 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised at 
44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 
1320, require Federal agencies to provide 60 days' notice to the public 
for comment on information collection activities before seeking 
approval of such activities by OMB. 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 
1320.8(d)(1), 1320.10(e)(1), 1320.12(a). Specifically, FRA invites 
interested respondents to comment on the following summary of proposed 
information collection activities regarding (i) whether the information 
collection activities are necessary for FRA to properly execute its 
functions, including whether the activities will have practical 
utility; (ii) the accuracy of FRA's estimates of the burden of the 
information collection activities, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimates; (iii) ways 
for FRA to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
being collected; and (iv) ways for FRA to minimize the burden of 
information collection activities on the public by automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses). See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)(I)-(iv); 5 CFR 
1320.8(d)(1)(I)-(iv). FRA believes that soliciting public comment will 
promote its efforts to reduce the administrative and paperwork burdens 
associated with the collection of information mandated by Federal 
regulations. In summary, FRA reasons that comments received will 
advance three objectives: (i) Reduce reporting burdens; (ii) ensure 
that it organizes information collection requirements in a ``user 
friendly'' format to improve the use of such information; and (iii) 
accurately assess the resources expended to retrieve and produce 
information requested. See 44 U.S.C. 3501.
    Below is a brief summary of the proposed information collection 
activities that FRA will submit for clearance by OMB as required under 
the PRA:
    Title: Track Transportation Time Study.
    OMB Control Number: 2130--New.
    Abstract: The Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-432) 
calls for a track inspection time study to be performed by FRA. The 
information required to develop the report will be at least partially 
obtained through a series of information gathering surveys which are 
focused on various aspects of track inspection. Each survey will be 
customized for a particular segment of the workforce and will include 
track inspectors, track supervisors or roadmasters, middle management 
(division engineers), and senior management (chief engineers).
    The purpose of the proposed study is to address four issues raised 
in the Rail Safety Improvement Act: (1) Determine whether the required 
intervals of track inspections for each class of track should be 
amended; (2) Determine whether track remedial action requirements 
should be amended; (3) Determine whether different track inspection and 
repair priorities or methods should be required; and (4) Determine 
whether the speed at which railroad track inspection vehicles operate 
and the scope of the territory they generally cover allow for proper 
inspection of the track and whether such speed and appropriate scope 
should be regulated by the Secretary.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Affected Public: Railroad Employees.
    Respondent Universe: 500 Individuals.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
    Reporting Burden:

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                                                                     Average time
          RFEI notice                Respondent      Total annual    per response    Total annual
                                      universe         responses       (hour(s))     burden hours
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--Track Inspectors--Focus        20 Individuals...              16              20             320
 Groups.
--Track Inspectors--Standard     450 Individuals..             350               1             350
 Survey.
--Track Supervisors              35 Individuals...              25               1              25
 (Roadmasters).
--RR Middle Management (Div.     10 Individuals...               8               1               8
 Engineers).
--RR Senior Management (Senior   10 Individuals...               8               1               8
 Engineers).
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    Total Responses: 407.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 711 hours.
    Status: Regular Review.
    Pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b), 
1320.8(b)(3)(vi), FRA informs all interested parties that it may not 
conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, a 
collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB 
control number.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3501-3520.

    Issued in Washington, DC on April 20, 2009.
Kimberly Orben,
Director, Office of Financial Management, Federal Railroad 
Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-9371 Filed 4-23-09; 8:45 am]
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