Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council, 63892-63893 [2010-26092]

Download as PDF 63892 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 200 / Monday, October 18, 2010 / Notices Respondent Universe: Federal and State Safety Inspectors. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Total Responses: 186 forms. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 182 hours. Status: Extension of a currently approved collection. Title: Passenger Train Emergency Systems. OMB Control Number: 2130–0576. Abstract: The collection of information is due to passenger train emergency regulations set forth in 49 CFR 238 to further the safety of passenger train occupants through both enhancements and additions to FRA’s existing requirements. The collection of information is used by FRA, railroad employees, rescue workers, and the public. Emergency responders use the information collected to be able to quickly find and understand how to operate passenger cars’ emergency windows, doors, and roof hatches so that they can successfully perform their jobs and save lives. The information collected is used by train passengers to: (1) Recognize and immediately report potential emergencies to train crew members; (2) recognize hazards; (3) recognize and know how and when to operate appropriate emergency-related features and equipment, such as fire extinguishers, train doors, and emergency exits; and (4) recognize the potential special needs of fellow passengers, such as children, the elderly, and disabled, during an 49 CFR 238 Respondent universe emergency; and (5) know how to quickly and safely evacuate the train in the event of an emergency, such as a collision, derailment, explosion, fire, or some other unanticipated occurrence. Luminescent or lighted emergency exit markings are used by train passengers and emergency responders to determine where the closest and most accessible emergency exit is located as well as how to operate the emergency exit mechanisms. Records of the inspection, maintenance, and repairs of emergency window and door exits and operational efficiency tests are used by FRA inspectors to monitor railroads’ regulatory compliance with this Part. Form Number(s): N/A. Affected Public: Businesses. Reporting Burden: Average time per response Total annual responses Total annual burden hours 238.113—Emergency Window Exits—Markings 22 railroads 662 window markings 60 minutes/90 minutes/ 120 minutes 964 238.114–Rescue Access Windows 22 railroads 1,092 access window markings 45 minutes 819 238.121—Emergency Communications—Marked Intercom Locations 22 railroads 116 marked intercom locations 5 minutes 10 238.123—Emergency Road Access—Markings and Instructions 22 railroads 232 marked roof access locations 30 minutes 116 238.303—Exterior Calendar Day Mechanical Inspection of Equip —Rescue Access Exterior Markings/Signage/Instructions —Records of Non-Compliance 22 railroads 150 required replacement markings 150 records 20 minutes 50 2 minutes 5 238.305—Interior Calendar Day Mechanical Inspection of Cars. —Written Notification to Train Crew of Noncompliant Car + Notice on Door —Inoperative PA system and Notification to Crew —Records of Non-complying Condition 22 railroads 9 1 minute 5 22 railroads 300 records 2 minutes 10 238.307—Periodic Mechanical Inspection of Pass. Cars—Replacement Roof Access Markings mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 1 minute 22 railroads 260 notifications + 260 notices 300 notifications 22 railroads 32 replacement markings 20 minutes 11 Respondent Universe: Businesses (railroads). Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Total Responses: 3,554. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1,999 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:46 Oct 15, 2010 Jkt 223001 22 railroads Issued in Washington, DC on October 13, 2010. Kimberly Coronel, Director, Office of Financial Management, Federal Railroad Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–26158 Filed 10–15–10; 8:45 am] Maritime Administration [Docket No. 2010–0092] Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council Maritime Administration, DOT. Request for applications. AGENCY: BILLING CODE 4910–06–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ACTION: The Maritime Administration seeks applications for membership on the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC). This Committee advises and makes recommendations on impediments that SUMMARY: Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 200 / Monday, October 18, 2010 / Notices hinder the effective use and expansion of America’s Marine Highways; waterways and ports, and their intermodal, road, rail, and marine high connections; and guidelines for the development of a national freight policy from a marine transportation perspective to the Secretary of Transportation via the Maritime Administrator. DATES: Completed application forms should reach us on or before November 17, 2010. ADDRESSES: Interested candidates may request an application form and submit a completed application by one of the following methods: E-mail: nac.marad@dot.gov, subject line: MTSNAC Application Fax: 202–366– 6988, ATTN: MTSNAC DFO, please provide name, mailing address and telephone and fax numbers to send application forms to. Mail: MARAD– MTSNAC Designated Federal Officer, Room W21–310, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590, please provide name, mailing address and telephone and fax numbers to send application forms to: Internet: To download a PDF or MS-Word application form, visit MTSNAC Web site at http://www.mtsnac.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Richard Lolich, MTSNAC Designated Federal Officer, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Room W21–310, Washington, DC 20590, Richard.Lolich@dot.gov, Phone: 202–366–0704, Fax: 202–366–6988. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MTSNAC is an advisory committee established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 5 U.S.C. App. 1 (Pub. L. 92–463) and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110–140). The MTSNAC advises, consults with, reports to, and makes recommendations to the Secretary on matters relating to the Marine Transportation System. Such matters may include, but are not limited to: Impediments that hinder the effective use and expansion of America’s Marine Highways, and the expanded use of the marine transportation system for freight and passengers; Waterways and ports, and their intermodal road, rail, and marine highway connections and actions required to meet current and future national transportation system integration needs; Strategy, policy, and goals to ensure an environmentally responsible and safe system that improves the global competitiveness and national security of the U.S.; VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:45 Oct 15, 2010 Jkt 223001 Guidelines for the development of a national freight policy from a marine transportation Perspective, and; such other matters, related to those above, that the Secretary or sponsor may charge the Committee with addressing. The full Committee normally meets at least two to three times per fiscal year. Subcommittee meetings and teleconferences are held more frequently, as needed. It may also meet for extraordinary purposes. Twenty-eight (28) positions will be filled. Organizations and companies with experience inone or more of the following sectors of the marine transportation industry are encouraged to apply: Ports and Terminal Operators, Shippers, Vessel Operators, Non-Marine Transportation Providers, Metropolitan Planning Organizations and State DOTs, Shipbuilders, Labor and Workforce Development, and Academia. Registered lobbyists are not eligible to serve on Federal Advisory Committees. Registered lobbyists are lobbyists required to comply with provisions contained in the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 110–81, as amended). Each member serves for a term of two years. Members may serve consecutive terms. All members serve at their own expense and receive no salary. While attending meetings or when otherwise engaged in committee business, members will be reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses as permitted under applicable Federal travel regulations. If you are interested in applying to become a member of the Committee, send a completed application to Mr. Richard Lolich, Designated Federal Officer (DFO) of the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council. Send the application in time for it to be received by the DFO on or before November 17, 2010. Dated: October 12, 2010. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Christine Gurland, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–26092 Filed 10–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration Safety Advisory 2010–03 Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of Safety Advisory; staying alert and situational awareness. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63893 FRA is issuing Safety Advisory 2010–03 to remind railroads and their employees of the importance of situational awareness and the need to stay alert whenever the job that is being performed changes, particularly in main track territory. This safety advisory contains various recommendations to railroads to ensure that these issues are addressed by appropriate policies and procedures. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Hynes, Director, Office of Safety Compliance and Assurance, Office of Railroad Safety, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, telephone (202) 493–6404; or Joseph St. Peter, Trial Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, telephone (202) 493–6052. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The overall safety of railroad operations has improved in recent years. However, a series of events over the past 24 months highlight the need to review current railroad procedures and practices. This safety advisory emphasizes the need for railroads to review and update their current procedures relating to situational awareness, alertness when working on or near main tracks, and job briefings whenever there is a change in situation. SUMMARY: Recent Incidents The following is a discussion of the circumstances surrounding a recent fatal incident, and is based only on FRA’s preliminary investigation. The accident is still under investigation by FRA and local authorities. The causes and contributing factors, if any, have not yet been established. Therefore, nothing in this safety advisory is intended to attribute a cause to the incident or place responsibility for the incident on the acts or omissions of any person or entity. The fatal incident occurred on September 1, 2010, at approximately 6:50 a.m., in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, on the BNSF Railway’s (BNSF) Twin Cities Division, Staples Subdivision, in double-main track territory. The incident occurred when a westbound BNSF track geometry train stopped on Main Track #1 just west of Egrett Boulevard, a public highway-rail grade crossing equipped with flashers and gates, to allow a BNSF roadmaster (track supervisor) to disembark from the geometry car. The roadmaster stepped off the rear (east) end of the geometry car on the field side of Main Track #1 and onto the highway-rail grade crossing. As the geometry train resumed movement west, the roadmaster walked E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 200 (Monday, October 18, 2010)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration

[Docket No. 2010-0092]


Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Request for applications.

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SUMMARY: The Maritime Administration seeks applications for membership 
on the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC). 
This Committee advises and makes recommendations on impediments that

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hinder the effective use and expansion of America's Marine Highways; 
waterways and ports, and their intermodal, road, rail, and marine high 
connections; and guidelines for the development of a national freight 
policy from a marine transportation perspective to the Secretary of 
Transportation via the Maritime Administrator.

DATES: Completed application forms should reach us on or before 
November 17, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Interested candidates may request an application form and 
submit a completed application by one of the following methods: E-mail: 
nac.marad@dot.gov, subject line: MTSNAC Application Fax: 202-366-6988, 
ATTN: MTSNAC DFO, please provide name, mailing address and telephone 
and fax numbers to send application forms to. Mail: MARAD-MTSNAC 
Designated Federal Officer, Room W21-310, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590, please 
provide name, mailing address and telephone and fax numbers to send 
application forms to: Internet: To download a PDF or MS-Word 
application form, visit MTSNAC Web site at http://www.mtsnac.org.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Richard Lolich, MTSNAC Designated 
Federal Officer, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., 
Room W21-310, Washington, DC 20590, Richard.Lolich@dot.gov, Phone: 202-
366-0704, Fax: 202-366-6988.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MTSNAC is an advisory committee 
established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA) 5 U.S.C. App. 1 (Pub. L. 92-463) and the Energy 
Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-140). The MTSNAC 
advises, consults with, reports to, and makes recommendations to the 
Secretary on matters relating to the Marine Transportation System. Such 
matters may include, but are not limited to:
    Impediments that hinder the effective use and expansion of 
America's Marine Highways, and the expanded use of the marine 
transportation system for freight and passengers; Waterways and ports, 
and their intermodal road, rail, and marine highway connections and 
actions required to meet current and future national transportation 
system integration needs; Strategy, policy, and goals to ensure an 
environmentally responsible and safe system that improves the global 
competitiveness and national security of the U.S.;
    Guidelines for the development of a national freight policy from a 
marine transportation Perspective, and; such other matters, related to 
those above, that the Secretary or sponsor may charge the Committee 
with addressing. The full Committee normally meets at least two to 
three times per fiscal year. Subcommittee meetings and teleconferences 
are held more frequently, as needed. It may also meet for extraordinary 
purposes.
    Twenty-eight (28) positions will be filled. Organizations and 
companies with experience inone or more of the following sectors of the 
marine transportation industry are encouraged to apply: Ports and 
Terminal Operators, Shippers, Vessel Operators, Non-Marine 
Transportation Providers, Metropolitan Planning Organizations and State 
DOTs, Shipbuilders, Labor and Workforce Development, and Academia.
    Registered lobbyists are not eligible to serve on Federal Advisory 
Committees. Registered lobbyists are lobbyists required to comply with 
provisions contained in the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 
110-81, as amended).
    Each member serves for a term of two years. Members may serve 
consecutive terms. All members serve at their own expense and receive 
no salary. While attending meetings or when otherwise engaged in 
committee business, members will be reimbursed for travel and per diem 
expenses as permitted under applicable Federal travel regulations.
    If you are interested in applying to become a member of the 
Committee, send a completed application to Mr. Richard Lolich, 
Designated Federal Officer (DFO) of the Marine Transportation System 
National Advisory Council. Send the application in time for it to be 
received by the DFO on or before November 17, 2010.

    Dated: October 12, 2010.

    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.
Christine Gurland,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2010-26092 Filed 10-15-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-81-P