Agency Request for Emergency Processing of Collection of Information Associated With FRA's Positive Train Control Grant Program After Publication of Second Agency Federal Register Notice Concerning Solicitation of Applications for Positive Train Control Grant Funding, 8785-8786 [2010-3865]

Download as PDF jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 37 / Thursday, February 25, 2010 / Notices Caernarvon Townships, Lancaster County, Pa. Application for groundwater withdrawal of 0.190 mgd (30-day average) from two wells and three collection sumps. 3. Project Sponsor: Chester County Solid Waste Authority. Project Facility: Lanchester Landfill, Salisbury and Caernarvon Townships, Lancaster County, Pa. Application for consumptive water use of up to 0.075 mgd. 4. Project Sponsor and Facility: EQT Production Company (West Branch Susquehanna River—Kuntz), Greenwood Township, Clearfield County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.900 mgd. 5. Project Sponsor and Facility: EXCO–North Coast Energy, Inc. (West Branch Susquehanna River—Johnson), Clinton Township, Lycoming County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.999 mgd. 6. Project Sponsor and Facility: Fortuna Energy Inc. (Fall Brook— Bense), Troy Township, Bradford County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 1.000 mgd. 7. Project Sponsor and Facility: Fortuna Energy Inc. (Unnamed Tributary to North Branch Sugar Creek—Besley), Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 2.000 mgd. 8. Project Sponsor and Facility: Fortuna Energy Inc. (South Branch Sugar Creek—Shedden), Troy Township, Bradford County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.900 mgd. 9. Project Sponsor and Facility: Fortuna Energy Inc. (Sugar Creek— Hoffman), West Burlington Township, Bradford County, Pa. Modification to increase the surface water withdrawal from 0.250 mgd up to 2.000 mgd (Docket No. 20090327). 10. Project Sponsor: Graymont (PA), Inc. Project Facility: Pleasant Gap Facility, Spring Township, Centre County, Pa. Application for groundwater withdrawal of 0.099 mgd (30-day average) from the Plant Make-up Well. 11. Project Sponsor and Facility: Harley-Davidson Motor Company Operations, Inc., Springettsbury Township, York County, Pa. Modification to add a groundwater withdrawal of 0.144 mgd (30-day average) from Well CW–20 to the remediation system, without any increase to total system withdrawal quantity (Docket No. 19980901). 12. Project Sponsor and Facility: Harley-Davidson Motor Company Operations, Inc., Springettsbury VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:34 Feb 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 Township, York County, Pa. Modification to project features of the withdrawal approval (Docket No. 19900715). 13. Project Sponsor and Facility: Healthy Properties, Inc. (Sugar Creek— owner), North Towanda Township, Bradford County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.450 mgd. 14. Project Sponsor and Facility: Mountain Energy Services, Inc. (Tunkhannock Creek—Deer Park Lumber, Inc.), Tunkhannock Township, Wyoming County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.999 mgd. 15. Project Sponsor and Facility: Randy M. Wiernusz (Bowman Creek— owner), Eaton Township, Wyoming County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.249 mgd. 16. Project Sponsor and Facility: Sunnyside Ethanol, LLC (West Branch Susquehanna River—1—owner), Curwensville Borough, Clearfield County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 1.270 mgd. 17. Project Sponsor and Facility: Sunnyside Ethanol, LLC (West Branch Susquehanna River—2—owner), Curwensville Borough, Clearfield County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.710 mgd. 18. Project Sponsor and Facility: Sunnyside Ethanol, LLC, Curwensville Borough, Clearfield County, Pa. Application for consumptive water use of up to 1.980 mgd. 19. Project Sponsor and Facility: TerrAqua Resource Management (Tioga River—Larson Design Group), Lawrenceville Borough, Tioga County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.543 mgd. 20. Project Sponsor and Facility: TerrAqua Resource Management, Lawrenceville Borough, Tioga County, Pa. Application for consumptive water use of up to 0.543 mgd. 21. Project Sponsor and Facility: Walker Township Water Association, Walker Township, Centre County, Pa. Modification to increase the total groundwater system withdrawal limit (30-day average) from 0.523 mgd to 0.962 mgd (Docket No. 20070905). 22. Project Sponsor and Facility: XTO Energy, Inc. (Lick Run—Dincher), Shrewsbury Borough, Lycoming County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.249 mgd. 23. Project Sponsor and Facility: XTO Energy, Inc. (Little Muncy Creek— Temple), Moreland Township, Lycoming County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.249 mgd. PO 00000 Frm 00141 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8785 Public Hearing—Project Scheduled for Action Involving a Diversion: 1. Project Sponsor: Chester County Solid Waste Authority. Project Facility: Lanchester Landfill, Salisbury and Caernarvon Townships, Lancaster County, Pa. Application for an existing into-basin diversion of up to 0.050 mgd from the Delaware River Basin. Public Hearing—Project Scheduled for Rescission Action: 1. Project Sponsor and Facility: Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC (Susquehanna River) (Docket No. 20080907), Oakland Township, Susquehanna County, Pa. Opportunity to Appear and Comment: Interested parties may appear at the above hearing to offer written or oral comments to the Commission on any matter on the hearing agenda, or at the business meeting to offer written or oral comments on other matters scheduled for consideration at the business meeting. The chair of the Commission reserves the right to limit oral statements in the interest of time and to otherwise control the course of the hearing and business meeting. Written comments may also be mailed to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 1721 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17102–2391, or submitted electronically to Richard A. Cairo, General Counsel, e-mail: rcairo@srbc.net or Stephanie L. Richardson, Secretary to the Commission, e-mail: srichardson@srbc.net. Comments mailed or electronically submitted must be received prior to March 12, 2010, to be considered. Authority: Pub. L. 91–575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR Parts 806, 807, and 808. Dated: February 16, 2010. Thomas W. Beauduy, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. 2010–3808 Filed 2–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7040–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2010–0005–N–3] Agency Request for Emergency Processing of Collection of Information Associated With FRA’s Positive Train Control Grant Program After Publication of Second Agency Federal Register Notice Concerning Solicitation of Applications for Positive Train Control Grant Funding AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 8786 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 37 / Thursday, February 25, 2010 / Notices SUMMARY: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) hereby gives notice that it has submitted the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Emergency Processing under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). FRA requests that OMB authorize the collection of information identified below on or before March 15, 2010, for 180 days after the date of approval by OMB. A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling FRA’s Clearance Officers, Mr. Robert Brogan (tel. (202) 493–6292) or Ms. Kimberly Toone (tel. (202) 493–6132). These numbers are not toll-free. A copy of this ICR may also be obtained electronically by contacting Mr. Brogan at Robert.Brogan@dot.gov or by contacting Ms. Toone at Kimberly.Toone@dot.gov. Comments and questions about the ICR identified below should be directed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Attn: FRA OMB Desk Officer, 725 17th St., NW., Washington, DC 20503. Comments and questions about the ICR identified below may also be transmitted electronically to OIRA at oira_submissions@omb.eop.gov. DATES: Comments should be submitted as soon as possible upon publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Title: Notice of Funding Availability and Solicitation of Applications for the Positive Train Control (PTC) Grant Program. OMB Control Number: 2130–New. Frequency: One-time. Affected Public: 50 Railroads. Form(s): SF–269, SF–270, SF–271. Estimated Total Annual Number of Responses: 250 (Grant Applications and Other Supporting Documents (Paper/ Electronic)). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,923 hours. Abstract: The Rail Safety Technology Program is a newly authorized program under the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA) (Pub. L. 110–432; October 16, 2008). The program was directed by Congress and passed into law in the aftermath of a series of major rail accidents that culminated in an accident at Chatsworth, California, in 2008. Twenty-five people were killed and 135 people were injured in the Chatsworth accident. This event turned the Nation’s attention to rail safety and the possibility that new technologies, such as PTC, could prevent such accidents in the future. The RSIA ordered installation of PTC by all Class I railroads on any of their mainlines carrying poisonous inhalation hazard VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:34 Feb 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 (PIH) materials and by all passenger and commuter railroads on their main lines not later than December 31, 2015. As part of the RSIA, Congress provided $50 million to FRA to award, in one or more grants, to eligible projects by passenger and freight rail carriers, railroad suppliers, and State and local Governments. Funds will be awarded to projects that have a public benefit of improved railroad safety and efficiency, with priority given to projects that make PTC technologies interoperable between railroad systems; projects that accelerate the deployment of PTC technology on high-risk corridors, such as those that have high volumes of hazardous material shipments; and for projects over which commuter or passenger trains operate, or that benefit both passenger and freight safety and efficiency. Funds provided under this grant program may constitute no more than 80 percent of the total cost of a selected project, with the remaining costs funded from other sources. The funding provided under these grants will be made available to 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 technology development. FRA will begin accepting grant applications 10 days after publication of the separate agency notice published in the Federal Register detailing the terms of the PTC Grant Program Funds Availability. Applications may be submitted until the earlier of December 31, 2010, or the date on which all available funds will have been committed under this program. FRA is applying to OMB for Emergency Clearance of this proposed information collection because of the highly complex technology involved. Reviewing railroad applications and awarding this funding as quickly as possible is essential to meeting FRA’s mission and the RSIA PTC implementation deadline of December 15, 2015. FRA cannot reasonably comply with the normal OMB PRA Clearance procedures because of the time needed by FRA to review PTC grant fund applications and resolve technology issues, and because any delay in PTC implementation will cause FRA to miss the congressional statutory deadline. Also, normal OMB PRA PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Clearance procedures cannot be complied with because any delay of PTC implementation is likely to cause considerable public harm in terms of higher numbers of accidents/incidents and corresponding injuries/fatalities on train lines across the country that did not have the enhanced safety provided by PTC technologies on them as intended by Congress. Upon receiving the requested 6-month Emergency Clearance by OMB, FRA will follow the normal PRA procedures to obtain extended approval for this proposed information collection for the customary 3-year period. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Issued in Washington, DC on February 22, 2010. Margaret B. Reid, Associate Administrator, Office of Financial Management, Federal Railroad Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–3865 Filed 2–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Indiana AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA and United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), DOI. SUMMARY: This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and the USFWS that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project for a 25.73mile segment of I–69, in the Counties of Daviess and Greene, State of Indiana and grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project. DATES: By this notice, the FHWA is advising the public that the FHWA and the USFWS have made decisions that are subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) and are final within the meaning of that law. A claim seeking judicial review of those Federal agency decisions on the proposed highway project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before August 24, 2010. If the Federal law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time period of less than 180 days for filing such claim, then the shorter time period applies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For the FHWA: Ms. Janice Osadczuk, Federal Highway Administration, Indiana Division, 575 North Pennsylvania Street, Room 254, E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2010-0005-N-3]


Agency Request for Emergency Processing of Collection of 
Information Associated With FRA's Positive Train Control Grant Program 
After Publication of Second Agency Federal Register Notice Concerning 
Solicitation of Applications for Positive Train Control Grant Funding

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) hereby gives notice 
that it has submitted the following information collection request 
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Emergency 
Processing under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 
44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). FRA requests that OMB authorize the collection 
of information identified below on or before March 15, 2010, for 180 
days after the date of approval by OMB. A copy of this ICR, with 
applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling FRA's 
Clearance Officers, Mr. Robert Brogan (tel. (202) 493-6292) or Ms. 
Kimberly Toone (tel. (202) 493-6132). These numbers are not toll-free. 
A copy of this ICR may also be obtained electronically by contacting 
Mr. Brogan at Robert.Brogan@dot.gov or by contacting Ms. Toone at 
Kimberly.Toone@dot.gov. Comments and questions about the ICR identified 
below should be directed to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs (OIRA), Attn: FRA OMB Desk Officer, 725 17th St., NW., 
Washington, DC 20503. Comments and questions about the ICR identified 
below may also be transmitted electronically to OIRA at oira_submissions@omb.eop.gov.

DATES: Comments should be submitted as soon as possible upon 
publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
    Title: Notice of Funding Availability and Solicitation of 
Applications for the Positive Train Control (PTC) Grant Program.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-New.
    Frequency: One-time.
    Affected Public: 50 Railroads.
    Form(s): SF-269, SF-270, SF-271.
    Estimated Total Annual Number of Responses: 250 (Grant Applications 
and Other Supporting Documents (Paper/Electronic)).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,923 hours.
    Abstract: The Rail Safety Technology Program is a newly authorized 
program under the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA) (Pub. L. 
110-432; October 16, 2008). The program was directed by Congress and 
passed into law in the aftermath of a series of major rail accidents 
that culminated in an accident at Chatsworth, California, in 2008. 
Twenty-five people were killed and 135 people were injured in the 
Chatsworth accident. This event turned the Nation's attention to rail 
safety and the possibility that new technologies, such as PTC, could 
prevent such accidents in the future. The RSIA ordered installation of 
PTC by all Class I railroads on any of their mainlines carrying 
poisonous inhalation hazard (PIH) materials and by all passenger and 
commuter railroads on their main lines not later than December 31, 
2015.
    As part of the RSIA, Congress provided $50 million to FRA to award, 
in one or more grants, to eligible projects by passenger and freight 
rail carriers, railroad suppliers, and State and local Governments. 
Funds will be awarded to projects that have a public benefit of 
improved railroad safety and efficiency, with priority given to 
projects that make PTC technologies interoperable between railroad 
systems; projects that accelerate the deployment of PTC technology on 
high-risk corridors, such as those that have high volumes of hazardous 
material shipments; and for projects over which commuter or passenger 
trains operate, or that benefit both passenger and freight safety and 
efficiency.
    Funds provided under this grant program may constitute no more than 
80 percent of the total cost of a selected project, with the remaining 
costs funded from other sources. The funding provided under these 
grants will be made available to 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 technology development. 
FRA will begin accepting grant applications 10 days after publication 
of the separate agency notice published in the Federal Register 
detailing the terms of the PTC Grant Program Funds Availability. 
Applications may be submitted until the earlier of December 31, 2010, 
or the date on which all available funds will have been committed under 
this program.
    FRA is applying to OMB for Emergency Clearance of this proposed 
information collection because of the highly complex technology 
involved. Reviewing railroad applications and awarding this funding as 
quickly as possible is essential to meeting FRA's mission and the RSIA 
PTC implementation deadline of December 15, 2015. FRA cannot reasonably 
comply with the normal OMB PRA Clearance procedures because of the time 
needed by FRA to review PTC grant fund applications and resolve 
technology issues, and because any delay in PTC implementation will 
cause FRA to miss the congressional statutory deadline. Also, normal 
OMB PRA Clearance procedures cannot be complied with because any delay 
of PTC implementation is likely to cause considerable public harm in 
terms of higher numbers of accidents/incidents and corresponding 
injuries/fatalities on train lines across the country that did not have 
the enhanced safety provided by PTC technologies on them as intended by 
Congress. Upon receiving the requested 6-month Emergency Clearance by 
OMB, FRA will follow the normal PRA procedures to obtain extended 
approval for this proposed information collection for the customary 3-
year period.

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

    Issued in Washington, DC on February 22, 2010.
Margaret B. Reid,
Associate Administrator, Office of Financial Management, Federal 
Railroad Administration.
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