Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 66722-66723 [E9-29844]

Download as PDF 66722 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 16, 2009 / Notices annexes, or other attachments in the same file as the submission itself, not as separate files. USTR strongly urges submitters to file comments through regulations.gov, if at all possible. Any alternative arrangements must be made with Ms. Blue in advance of transmitting a comment. Ms. Blue should be contacted at (202) 395–3475. General information concerning USTR is available at https:// www.ustr.gov. Carmen Suro-Bredie, Chair, Trade Policy Staff Committee. [FR Doc. E9–29841 Filed 12–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W0–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2009–001–N–28] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. 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 renewal of the following currently approved 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 February 16, 2010. 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 25, Washington, DC 20590, or Ms. Kimberly Toone, 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 2130lll.’’ Alternatively, comments may be transmitted via facsimile to (202) 493– 6216 or (202) 493–6497, or via E-mail to VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:18 Dec 15, 2009 Jkt 220001 Mr. Brogan at robert.brogan@dot.gov, or to Ms. Toone at kimberly.toone@dot.gov. Please refer to the assigned OMB control number 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 25, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6292) or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Office of Information Technology, RAD– 20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6132). (These telephone numbers are not toll-free.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law No. 104–13, sec. 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 for reinstatement or renewal 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 PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 currently approved information collection activities that FRA will submit for clearance by OMB as required under the PRA: OMB Control Number: 2130–0511. Title: Designation of Qualified Persons. Abstract: The collection of information is used to prevent the unsafe movement of defective freight cars. Railroads are required to inspect freight cars for compliance and to determine restrictions on the movements of defective cars. The collection of information is used by FRA to ensure that all freight cars inspections are conducted by qualified persons who have demonstrated to their employing railroads a knowledge and ability to inspect freight cars for compliance with this Part, 49 CFR Part 215. Form Number(s): None. Affected Public: Businesses. Respondent Universe: 728 railroads. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 40 hours. Total Responses: 1,200. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Title: Passenger Train Emergency Preparedness. OMB Control Number: 2130–0545. Abstract: The collection of information is due to the passenger train emergency preparedness regulations set forth in 49 CFR Parts 223 and 239 which require railroads to meet minimum Federal standards for the preparation, adoption, and implementation of emergency preparedness plans connected with the operation of passenger trains, including freight railroads hosting operations of rail passenger service. The regulations require luminescent or lighted emergency markings so that passengers and emergency responders can readily determine where the closest and most accessible exit routes are located and how the emergency exit mechanisms are operated. Windows and doors intended for emergency access by responders for extrication of passengers must be marked with retro-reflective material so that emergency responders, particularly in conditions of poor visibility, can easily distinguish them from the less accessible doors and windows. Records E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 16, 2009 / Notices of the inspection, maintenance and repairs of emergency windows and door exits, as well as records of operational efficiency tests, will be used to ensure compliance with the regulations. Affected Public: Businesses. 66723 Respondent Universe: 22 railroads. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. REPORTING BURDEN Total annual burden hours CFR Section Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response 223.9(d); 239.107—Marking of Emergency Exits. —Marking door and window exits w clear instructions. ............................................ 239.101, 239.201—Filing of Emergency Preparedness Plan. —Amendments to Emergency Plans. 239.101(ii)—Maintenance of Current Emergency Phone Numbers. —Subsequent Years .............. 239.101(a)(3)—Joint Operations. —Subsequent Years .............. 239.101(a)(5)—Liaison with Emergency Responders. —Subsequent Years .............. 239.101(a)(7)(ii) Passenger Safety Information. 22 railroads ............................ 4,575 decals/1,950 decals ..... 5 minutes/10 minutes ............ 706 22 railroads ............................ 6,320/1,300 decals ................ 5 min./10 min. ........................ 744 22 railroads ............................ 3 railroads .............................. 1,800 window rcds ................. 1 plan ..................................... 20 minutes ............................. 158 hours ............................... 600 158 2 railroads .............................. 1 amendment ......................... 2 hours ................................... 2 22 railroads ............................ 2 records/lists ......................... 1 hour ..................................... 2 22 railroads ............................ 50 railroad pairs ..................... 25 records/lists ....................... 50 plans ................................. 30 minutes ............................. 16 hours ................................. 13 800 1 railroad pair ......................... 3 railroads .............................. 1 plan ..................................... 1 plan ..................................... 16 hours ................................. 40 hours ................................. 16 40 22 railroads ............................ 3 new railroads/3 commuter railroads. 40 hours ................................. 5 min./16 hrs./48 hrs./8 hrs./ 24 hrs. 880 396 239.105—Debriefing and Critique. 239.301—Operational Efficiency Tests. 22 railroads ............................ 22 updated plans ................... 1,300 cards/3 progs./3 safety messages/3 progs./3 safety messages. 39 debrief sess ...................... 27 hours ................................. 1,053 22 railroads ............................ 22,000 tests/rcds ................... 15 minutes ............................. 5,500 Total Responses: 39,399. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 10,910 hours. Status: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. 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 December 10, 2009. Kimberly Coronel, Director, Office of Financial Management, Federal Railroad Administration. [FR Doc. E9–29844 Filed 12–15–09; 8:45 am] srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4910–06–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:18 Dec 15, 2009 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2009–0133] Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection Titled: Federal Lands Highway Program AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. 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 (please insert date 60 days from published date). ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number FHWA–2009–0133, by any of the following methods: PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Web site: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gye Aung, 202–366–2167, Office of Federal Lands Highway, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, East Building, Room E61 339, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Federal Lands Highway Program. OMB Control #: 2125–0598. E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 240 (Wednesday, December 16, 2009)]
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[FR Doc No: E9-29844]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2009-001-N-28]


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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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 renewal of the following currently 
approved 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 February 16, 2010.

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 25, Washington, DC 
20590, or Ms. Kimberly Toone, 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----
--.'' 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. Toone at kimberly.toone@dot.gov. 
Please refer to the assigned OMB control number 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 25, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: 
(202) 493-6292) or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Office of Information 
Technology, RAD-20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey 
Ave., SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493-
6132). (These telephone numbers are not toll-free.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
Public Law No. 104-13, sec. 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 for reinstatement or renewal 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 currently approved information 
collection activities that FRA will submit for clearance by OMB as 
required under the PRA:
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0511.
    Title: Designation of Qualified Persons.
    Abstract: The collection of information is used to prevent the 
unsafe movement of defective freight cars. Railroads are required to 
inspect freight cars for compliance and to determine restrictions on 
the movements of defective cars. The collection of information is used 
by FRA to ensure that all freight cars inspections are conducted by 
qualified persons who have demonstrated to their employing railroads a 
knowledge and ability to inspect freight cars for compliance with this 
Part, 49 CFR Part 215.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Respondent Universe: 728 railroads.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 40 hours.
    Total Responses: 1,200.
    Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection.
    Title: Passenger Train Emergency Preparedness.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0545.
    Abstract: The collection of information is due to the passenger 
train emergency preparedness regulations set forth in 49 CFR Parts 223 
and 239 which require railroads to meet minimum Federal standards for 
the preparation, adoption, and implementation of emergency preparedness 
plans connected with the operation of passenger trains, including 
freight railroads hosting operations of rail passenger service. The 
regulations require luminescent or lighted emergency markings so that 
passengers and emergency responders can readily determine where the 
closest and most accessible exit routes are located and how the 
emergency exit mechanisms are operated. Windows and doors intended for 
emergency access by responders for extrication of passengers must be 
marked with retro-reflective material so that emergency responders, 
particularly in conditions of poor visibility, can easily distinguish 
them from the less accessible doors and windows. Records

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of the inspection, maintenance and repairs of emergency windows and 
door exits, as well as records of operational efficiency tests, will be 
used to ensure compliance with the regulations.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Respondent Universe: 22 railroads.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.

                                                Reporting Burden
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                                                            Total annual       Average time per    Total annual
           CFR Section             Respondent universe       responses             response        burden hours
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223.9(d); 239.107--Marking of      22 railroads.......  4,575 decals/1,950   5 minutes/10                    706
 Emergency Exits.                                        decals.              minutes.
--Marking door and window exits w  22 railroads.......  6,320/1,300 decals.  5 min./10 min......             744
 clear instructions.
                                   22 railroads.......  1,800 window rcds..  20 minutes.........             600
239.101, 239.201--Filing of        3 railroads........  1 plan.............  158 hours..........             158
 Emergency Preparedness Plan.
--Amendments to Emergency Plans..  2 railroads........  1 amendment........  2 hours............               2
239.101(ii)--Maintenance of        22 railroads.......  2 records/lists....  1 hour.............               2
 Current Emergency Phone Numbers.
--Subsequent Years...............  22 railroads.......  25 records/lists...  30 minutes.........              13
239.101(a)(3)--Joint Operations..  50 railroad pairs..  50 plans...........  16 hours...........             800
--Subsequent Years...............  1 railroad pair....  1 plan.............  16 hours...........              16
239.101(a)(5)--Liaison with        3 railroads........  1 plan.............  40 hours...........              40
 Emergency Responders.
--Subsequent Years...............  22 railroads.......  22 updated plans...  40 hours...........             880
239.101(a)(7)(ii) Passenger        3 new railroads/3    1,300 cards/3        5 min./16 hrs./48               396
 Safety Information.                commuter railroads.  progs./3 safety      hrs./8 hrs./24 hrs.
                                                         messages/3 progs./
                                                         3 safety messages.
239.105--Debriefing and Critique.  22 railroads.......  39 debrief sess....  27 hours...........           1,053
239.301--Operational Efficiency    22 railroads.......  22,000 tests/rcds..  15 minutes.........           5,500
 Tests.
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    Total Responses: 39,399.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 10,910 hours.
    Status: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection.
    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 December 10, 2009.
Kimberly Coronel,
Director, Office of Financial Management, Federal Railroad 
Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-29844 Filed 12-15-09; 8:45 am]
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