Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 48623-48624 [E9-22940]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 23, 2009 / Notices expeditious receipt and consideration of petitions, USTR has arranged to accept on-line submissions via https:// www.regulations.gov. To submit petitions via this site, enter docket number USTR–2009–0034 on the home page and click ‘‘search.’’ The site will provide a search-results page listing all documents associated with this docket. Find a reference to this notice by selecting ‘‘notice’’ under ‘‘Document Type’’ on search-results page and click on the link entitled ‘‘Submit a Comment.’’ (For further information on using the https://www.regulations,gov Web site, please consult the resources provided on the Web site by clicking on ‘‘Help’’ at the top of the home page.) The https://www.regulations.gov Web site provides the option of making submissions by filling in a ‘‘General Comments’’ field, or by attaching a document. 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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirement (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on June 26, 2009 (74 FR 30662). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 23, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Safety, Planning and Evaluation Division, RRS– 21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., 3rd Floor, Mail Stop 25, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6292), or Ms. Nakia Jackson, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., 3rd Floor, 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), Public Law 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 issue two notices seeking public comment on information collection activities before OMB may approve paperwork packages. 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.5, 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.12. On June 26, 2009, FRA published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on this ICR that the agency was seeking OMB approval. 74 FR 30662. FRA received no comments in response to this notice. Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of information, it must provide 30-days for public comment. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b); 5 CFR 1320.12(d). Federal law requires PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48623 OMB to approve or disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 60 days after the 30-day notice is published. 44 U.S.C. 3507 (b)-(c); 5 CFR 1320.12(d); see also 60 FR 44978, 44983, 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 summary below describes the nature of the information collection requirement (ICR) and the expected burden for the ICR being submitted for clearance by OMB as required by the PRA. Title: Notice of Funding Availability and Solicitation of Applications for Grants under the Railroad Rehabilitation and Repair Grant Program. OMB Control Number: 2130–0580. Type of Request: Regular Approval of a Previously Approved Collection of Information under Emergency Clearance Procedures. Affected Public: 39 States/Local Governments. Abstract: On September 30, 2008, President Bush signed Public Law 110– 329, The Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009. As part of this Act, Congress provided $20 million in disaster relief funds to FRA to award to States in one or more grants for eligible projects related to repair and rehabilitation of Class II and Class III railroad infrastructure damaged by hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters in counties for which the President declared a major disaster under title IV of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act of 1974. Approximately $5 million of these funds remain available for rehabilitation and repairs of railroad right-of-way, bridges, signals, and other infrastructure which are part of the general railroad system of transportation and primarily used by railroads to move freight traffic. The Secretary may retain up to one-half of one (1) percent of these funds for the oversight of the design and implementation of projects funded by grants under this Program. Funds provided under this grant program may constitute no more than 80 percent of the total cost of a selected project, with the remaining cost funded from other sources. The funding provided under these grants will be made available to E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 48624 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 23, 2009 / Notices grantees on a reimbursement basis. FRA anticipates awarding grants to multiple eligible participants. FRA may choose to award a grant or grants within the available funds in any amount. Funding made available through grants provided under this program, together with funding from other sources that is committed by a grantee as part of a grant agreement, must be sufficient to complete the funded project and achieve the anticipated rehabilitation and repairs to Class II and Class IIII railroads. FRA will be publishing a second Notice of Funding Availability shortly and will begin accepting grant applications 10 days after publication of this second Notice of Funding Availability in the Federal Register. Please see this Notice for further information. Form Number(s): SF–424. Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 4,875 hours. Addressee: Send comments regarding this information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to OMB at the following address: oira_submissions@omb.eop.gov. Comments are invited on the following: 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. A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Issued in Washington, DC, on September 16, 2009. Donna Alwine, Acting Director, Office of Financial Management, Federal Railroad Administration. [FR Doc. E9–22940 Filed 9–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:58 Sep 22, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2009–0160] Public Hearing To Determine Whether Transportation Collaborative, Inc. (TCI) Has Met Notification and Remedy Requirements AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of public hearing. SUMMARY: NHTSA will hold a public hearing to gather information on whether Transportation Collaborative, Inc. of Warwick, New York, (‘‘TCI’’) has reasonably met its obligations under the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, as amended, to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers and/or remedy failures to comply with federal motor-vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) or defects related to motor vehicle safety in fifteen (15) recalls involving vehicles built by U.S. Bus, Inc. of Suffern, New York (‘‘U.S. Bus’’). The proceeding may result in the issuance of an order directing TCI to provide proper notification and/or an effective remedy in one or more of the recalls. DATES: The public hearing will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 23, 2009 in Room 4 of the D.O.T. Conference Center, located at 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590. NHTSA recommends that all persons attending the hearing arrive at least 45 minutes early in order to facilitate entry into the Conference Center. If you wish to attend or speak at the hearing, you must register in advance no later than Tuesday, October 20, 2009, by following the instructions in the PROCEDURAL MATTERS section of this notice. NHTSA will consider late registrants to the extent time and space allows, but NHTSA cannot ensure that late registrants will be able to attend or speak at the hearing. To ensure that NHTSA has an opportunity to consider comments, NHTSA must receive written comments by Tuesday, October 20, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to the docket number identified in the heading of this document by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, M–30, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Rm. W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., between 9 am and 5 pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. Regardless of how you submit your comments, you should mention the docket number of this document. You may call the Docket at 202–366– 9324. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zachary Dunlap, Office of Chief Counsel, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590; (202) 366–5263. Information related to the recalls is available through NHTSA’s Web site: https://www.safercar.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(e), 30120(e), and 49 CFR 557.7, NHTSA’s Administrator has decided that it is necessary to schedule a public hearing to determine whether TCI reasonably met notification and remedy requirements for noncompliant and defective vehicles manufactured by U.S. Bus. TCI purchased U.S. Bus’ assets in an asset sale on or about November 1, 2007. Prior to this sale, U.S. Bus filed at least fifteen (15) reports with NHTSA that vehicles it manufactured failed to comply with applicable FMVSS or contained safety defects. Since the date of the asset sale, neither U.S. Bus nor TCI have taken any actions to remedy the defects and noncompliances. According to current and former U.S. Bus officials, U.S. Bus ceased operations on or about October 31, 2007 and no longer manufactures buses. TCI and U.S. Bus have continuity of ownership, management, personnel, assets, and general business operations. Based on available information, the shareholders of both U.S. Bus and TCI—Debra Bess Deutsch-Corr, Steven Marksohn, Jerome B. Marksohn, Bart Marksohn, and Helena Marksohn—are the same. A. Requirements Applicable to Recalls: If a manufacturer of a motor vehicle learns that a vehicle contains a defect and determines that the defect relates to motor-vehicle safety, or determines that the vehicle does not comply with an applicable motor vehicle safety standard, the manufacturer shall notify the Secretary of Transportation and the owners, purchasers, and dealers of the vehicle. 49 U.S.C. 30118(c). 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 183 (Wednesday, September 23, 2009)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-22940]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2009-0001-N-21]


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Requirement (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR 
describes the nature of the information collection and its expected 
burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period 
soliciting comments on the following collection of information was 
published on June 26, 2009 (74 FR 30662).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 23, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Safety, 
Planning and Evaluation Division, RRS-21, Federal Railroad 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., 3rd Floor, Mail Stop 25, 
Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493-6292), or Ms. Nakia Jackson, 
Office of Information Technology, RAD-20, Federal Railroad 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., 3rd Floor, 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), 
Public Law 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 issue two notices seeking public 
comment on information collection activities before OMB may approve 
paperwork packages. 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.5, 1320.8(d)(1), 
1320.12. On June 26, 2009, FRA published a 60-day notice in the Federal 
Register soliciting comment on this ICR that the agency was seeking OMB 
approval. 74 FR 30662. FRA received no comments in response to this 
notice.
    Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of 
information, it must provide 30-days for public comment. 44 U.S.C. 
3507(b); 5 CFR 1320.12(d). Federal law requires OMB to approve or 
disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 60 days after the 30-day 
notice is published. 44 U.S.C. 3507 (b)-(c); 5 CFR 1320.12(d); see also 
60 FR 44978, 44983, 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 summary below describes the nature of the information 
collection requirement (ICR) and the expected burden for the ICR being 
submitted for clearance by OMB as required by the PRA.
    Title: Notice of Funding Availability and Solicitation of 
Applications for Grants under the Railroad Rehabilitation and Repair 
Grant Program.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0580.
    Type of Request: Regular Approval of a Previously Approved 
Collection of Information under Emergency Clearance Procedures.
    Affected Public: 39 States/Local Governments.
    Abstract: On September 30, 2008, President Bush signed Public Law 
110-329, The Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing 
Appropriations Act, 2009. As part of this Act, Congress provided $20 
million in disaster relief funds to FRA to award to States in one or 
more grants for eligible projects related to repair and rehabilitation 
of Class II and Class III railroad infrastructure damaged by 
hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters in counties for which 
the President declared a major disaster under title IV of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act of 1974. 
Approximately $5 million of these funds remain available for 
rehabilitation and repairs of railroad right-of-way, bridges, signals, 
and other infrastructure which are part of the general railroad system 
of transportation and primarily used by railroads to move freight 
traffic. The Secretary may retain up to one-half of one (1) percent of 
these funds for the oversight of the design and implementation of 
projects funded by grants under this Program. Funds provided under this 
grant program may constitute no more than 80 percent of the total cost 
of a selected project, with the remaining cost funded from other 
sources. The funding provided under these grants will be made available 
to

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grantees on a reimbursement basis. FRA anticipates awarding grants to 
multiple eligible participants. FRA may choose to award a grant or 
grants within the available funds in any amount. Funding made available 
through grants provided under this program, together with funding from 
other sources that is committed by a grantee as part of a grant 
agreement, must be sufficient to complete the funded project and 
achieve the anticipated rehabilitation and repairs to Class II and 
Class IIII railroads. FRA will be publishing a second Notice of Funding 
Availability shortly and will begin accepting grant applications 10 
days after publication of this second Notice of Funding Availability in 
the Federal Register. Please see this Notice for further information.
    Form Number(s): SF-424.
    Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 4,875 hours.
    Addressee: Send comments regarding this information collection to 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, 
Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to 
OMB at the following address: oira_submissions@omb.eop.gov.
    Comments are invited on the following: 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.
    A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB 
receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register.

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

    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 16, 2009.
Donna Alwine,
Acting Director, Office of Financial Management, Federal Railroad 
Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-22940 Filed 9-22-09; 8:45 am]
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