Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting, 16036-16037 [2011-6522]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 16036 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 55 / Tuesday, March 22, 2011 / Notices approval, Federal agencies must first publish a document in the Federal Register providing a 60-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information. The OMB has promulgated regulations describing what must be included in such a document. Under OMB’s regulation (at 5CFR 1320.8(d)), an agency must ask for public comment on the following: (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (iv) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g. permitting electronic submission of responses. In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks for public comments on the following proposed collection of information: Title: Side Impact Phase-in Reporting Requirements—Part 597. OMB Control Number: 2127–0558. Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from the approval date. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses. Summary of the Collection of Information: 49 U.S.C. 30111 authorizes the issuance of Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) and regulations. The agency, in prescribing a FMVSS or regulation, considers available relevant motor vehicle safety data, and consults with other agencies, as it deems appropriate. Further, the statute mandates that in issuing any FMVSS or regulation, the agency considers whether the standard or regulation is ‘‘reasonable, practicable and appropriate for the particular type of motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment for which it is prescribed,’’ and whether such a standard will contribute to carrying out the purpose of the Act. The Secretary is authorized to invoke such rules and regulations, as deemed necessary to carry out these requirements. Using this authority, on VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:11 Mar 21, 2011 Jkt 223001 September 11, 2007, the agency published a final rule (73 FR 51908) upgrading the requirements of FMVSS No. 214, ‘‘Side impact protection.’’ The final rule contained a collection of information because of the proposed phase-in reporting requirements. The collection of information requires manufacturers of passenger cars and of trucks, buses and multipurpose passenger vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 4,536 kg (10,000 lb) or less, to annually submit a report, and maintain records related to the report, concerning the number of such vehicles that meet the vehicle-topole and moving deformable barrier (MDB) test requirements of FMVSS No. 214 during the three year phase-in of those requirements. In response to petitions for reconsideration the agency published a final rule (73 FR 32473) extending the phase-in of both the pole and MDB test requirements to four years. The purpose of the reporting and recordkeeping requirements is to assist the agency in determining whether a manufacturer of vehicles has complied with the requirements during the phasein period. This notice requests comments on the phase-in reporting requirements of FMVSS No. 214. Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information): NHTSA estimates that there are 21 manufacturers of passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses with a GVWR of 4,536 kg (10,000 lb) or less. During the phasein reporting period, this information collection requires a simple written report on the respondent’s annual vehicle production and the percent of that production meeting the new vehicle-to-pole and vehicle to MDB test requirements of FMVSS No. 214. There is no burden to the general public. Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden Resulting from the Collection of Information: NHTSA estimates that the total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden resulting from the collection of information is 1,260 hours and estimates that the total annual cost burden, in U.S. dollars, will be $44,100. No additional resources will be expended by vehicle manufacturers to gather annual production information because they already compile this data for their own use. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c); delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50. Issued on: March 17, 2011. Joseph S. Carra, Acting Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2011–6722 Filed 3–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. EP 670 (Sub-No. 1)] Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC), pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C., App. 2). DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at 9 a.m., E.D.T. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held in the Hearing Room on the first floor of the Surface Transportation Board’s headquarters at Patriot’s Plaza, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott M. Zimmerman (202) 245–0386. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at: (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RETAC arose from a proceeding instituted by the Board, in Establishment of a Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee, EP 670. RETAC was formed to provide advice and guidance to the Board, and to serve as a forum for discussion of emerging issues regarding the transportation by rail of energy resources, particularly, but not necessarily limited to, coal, ethanol, and E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 55 / Tuesday, March 22, 2011 / Notices Copies of the decision may be purchased by contacting the Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245– 0236. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS at (800) 877–8339. This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or energy conservation. other biofuels. The purpose of this meeting is to continue discussions regarding issues such as rail performance, capacity constraints, infrastructure planning and development, and effective coordination among suppliers, carriers, and users of energy resources. Potential agenda items include updates from the RETAC subcommittees, a briefing by the Energy Information Administration on its Annual Energy Outlook 2011, a Congressional legislative update and discussion, and a discussion of industry perspectives on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Transport Rule. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be conducted pursuant to RETAC’s charter and Board procedures. Further communications about this meeting may be announced through the Board’s Web site at ‘‘www.stb.dot.gov.’’ This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources. Decided: March 16, 2011. By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Nottingham, and Commissioner Mulvey. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721, 49 U.S.C. 11101; 49 U.S.C. 11121. ACTION: Decided: March 16, 2011. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. EP 290 (Sub–No. 5) (2011–2)] Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor Surface Transportation Board, DOT. ACTION: Approval of rail cost adjustment factor. The Board has approved the second quarter 2011 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The second quarter 2011 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.176. The second quarter 2011 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.523. The second quarter 2011 RCAF– 5 is 0.495. DATES: Effective Date: April 1, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pedro Ramirez, (202) 245–0333. Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the Board’s decision, which is available on our Web site, http://www.stb.dot.gov. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:11 Mar 21, 2011 Jkt 223001 BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Proposed Collection; Comment Request Notice and request for comments. The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (the ‘‘CDFI Fund’’), the Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning data collection to support the Capacity Building Initiative. The CDFI Fund intends to collect data on the CDFI industry’s needs for different training and technical assistance topics. The CDFI Fund (and its provider firms) will assess the demand for capacity-building on specific topics, the type of content to be provided, and the target audience for specific training courses. Additionally, the CDFI Fund (and its provider firms) will conduct capacity assessments of program participants to further refine course content. Data collection will be used to evaluate the services being provided through the Capacity Building Initiative as well. Data collection is expected to take place via online surveys, survey forms submitted electronically to the CDFI Fund, in-person and remote focus groups, phone questionnaires, or similar methods. In general, the CDFI Fund SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2011–6522 Filed 3–21–11; 8:45 am] AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2011–6632 Filed 3–21–11; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16037 does not anticipate publishing the results of these data collections; however, should this information be useful the public, the CDFI Fund will ensure that no information of a sensitive or proprietary nature is released. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 23, 2011 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Ruth Jaure, CDFI Program Manager, at the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 601 13th Street, NW., Suite 200 South, Washington, DC 20005, by e-mail to cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov or by facsimile to (202) 622–7754. Please note that this is not a toll free number. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: An overview of the Capacity Building Initiative may be found on the CDFI Fund’s Web site at http:// www.cdfifund.gov. Requests for additional information should be directed to Ruth Jaure, Program Manager, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 601 13th Street, NW., Suite 200 South, Washington, DC 20005, or call (202) 622–9156. Please note that this is not a toll free number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Capacity Building Initiative. Abstract: Pursuant to the Community Development Banking and Financial Institutions Act of 1994 (the Act), as amended (12 U.S.C. 4701 et seq.), the CDFI Fund provides training and technical assistance to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and similar entities in order to enhance their ability to make loans and investments and provide services for the benefit of designated investment areas and targeted populations. The information collected will be used to identify specific topics for training and technical assistance and develop course content which will be tailored to the needs and capacity levels of recipients. The requested information is necessary to support effective use of Federal resources. Current Actions: New collection. Type of Review: Regular review. Affected Public: Certified CDFIs, entities seeking CDFI certification and similar entities. Estimated Number of Respondents: 300. Estimated Annual Time per Respondent: 30 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,000 hours. Requests for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 55 (Tuesday, March 22, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16036-16037]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-6522]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. EP 670 (Sub-No. 1)]


Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee 
meeting.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Rail Energy 
Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC), pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 
U.S.C., App. 2).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at 9 a.m., 
E.D.T.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Hearing Room on the first 
floor of the Surface Transportation Board's headquarters at Patriot's 
Plaza, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott M. Zimmerman (202) 245-0386. 
Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at: (800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RETAC arose from a proceeding instituted by 
the Board, in Establishment of a Rail Energy Transportation Advisory 
Committee, EP 670. RETAC was formed to provide advice and guidance to 
the Board, and to serve as a forum for discussion of emerging issues 
regarding the transportation by rail of energy resources, particularly, 
but not necessarily limited to, coal, ethanol, and

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other biofuels. The purpose of this meeting is to continue discussions 
regarding issues such as rail performance, capacity constraints, 
infrastructure planning and development, and effective coordination 
among suppliers, carriers, and users of energy resources. Potential 
agenda items include updates from the RETAC subcommittees, a briefing 
by the Energy Information Administration on its Annual Energy Outlook 
2011, a Congressional legislative update and discussion, and a 
discussion of industry perspectives on the Environmental Protection 
Agency's proposed Transport Rule.
    The meeting, which is open to the public, will be conducted 
pursuant to RETAC's charter and Board procedures. Further 
communications about this meeting may be announced through the Board's 
Web site at ``www.stb.dot.gov.''
    This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the 
human environment or the conservation of energy resources.

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721, 49 U.S.C. 11101; 49 U.S.C. 11121.

    Decided: March 16, 2011.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2011-6522 Filed 3-21-11; 8:45 am]
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