Information Collection Activities, 77312-77314 [2011-31757]

Download as PDF 77312 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 238 / Monday, December 12, 2011 / Notices Reason for delay Application No. Applicant 14691–R ...................... 11984–R ...................... 5112–R ........................ 7835–R ........................ 6971–R ........................ 11660–R ...................... 11055–R ...................... 2787–R ........................ 7887–R ........................ 2709–R ........................ 10709–R ...................... 11984–R ...................... 4850–R ........................ 8915–R ........................ 9623–R ........................ 10045–R ...................... 11227–R ...................... FedEx Express, Memphis, TN ....................................................................................... Heritage Transport, LLC, Indianapolis, IN ..................................................................... U.S. Department of Defense, SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, IL ...................................... 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[FR Doc. 2011–31339 Filed 12–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Information Collection Activities AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: Notice and Request for Comments. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501– 3519 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the information collections required from those seeking licensing SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:55 Dec 09, 2011 Jkt 226001 authority under 49 U.S.C. 10901–03 and consolidation authority under 11323– 26. Under these Title 49 provisions, rail carriers and non-carriers are required to file an application with the Board, or seek an exemption (through petition or notice) from the full application process under § 10502, before they may construct, acquire, or operate a line of railroad; abandon or discontinue operations over a line of railroad; or consolidate their interests through a merger or common-control arrangement. The relevant information collections are described in more detail below. Comments are requested concerning: (1) The accuracy of the Board’s burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (3) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated date of completion 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 4 4 4 4 4 4 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 03–31–2012 information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, when appropriate; and (4) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility. Submitted comments will be summarized and included in the Board’s request for OMB approval. Description of Collections Title: Statutory Licensing and Consolidation Authority. OMB Control Number: 2140–00XX. STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Existing collections in use without an OMB control number. Respondents: Rail carriers and noncarriers seeking statutory licensing or E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 77313 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 238 / Monday, December 12, 2011 / Notices consolidation authority or an exemption from filing an application for such authority. Number of Respondents: 106.1 Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 4,100 hours (sum total of estimated hours per response X number of responses for eachtype of filing). TABLE—NUMBER OF RESPONSES IN FY 2011 TABLE—ESTIMATED HOURS PER RESPONSE Type of filing Number of filings under 49 U.S.C. 10901–03 and 11323–26 Applications .......................... Petitions * .............................. Notices * ................................ 3 18 156 * Petitions for exemption and notices of exemption under § 10502 are permitted in lieu of an application. TABLE—ESTIMATED HOURS PER RESPONSE—Continued Type of filing Number of hours per response under 49 U.S.C. 10901– 03 and 11323–26 Type of filing Applications 2 ........................ Petitions * .............................. Number of hours per response under 49 U.S.C. 10901– 03 and 11323–26 31 58 Notices * ................................ 19 * Petition for exemptions and notices of exemption under § 10502 are permitted in lieu of an application. Total ‘‘Non-hour Burden’’ Cost (such as filing fees): $669,950 (Sum of estimated ‘‘non-hour burden’’ cost per response × Number of Responses for each statutory section and type of filing).3 TABLE—ESTIMATED ‘‘NON-HOUR BURDEN’’ COST PER RESPONSE Type of cost § 10901 § 10902 § 10903 Applications Filing Fees ................................................................................... N/A N/A $22,100 Petitions* Filing Fees ....................................................................................... Notices* Filing Fees ......................................................................................... Other Costs (i.e., copying and mailing) ........................................................... $74,500 1,800 450 N/A $1,800 450 6,300 3,600 450 §§ 11323–26 Major—$1,488,500. Significant—$297,700. Minor—$7,500. $6,600–$9,300. $1,100–$2,400. $450. * Petition for exemptions and notices of exemption under § 10502 are permitted in lieu of an application. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Needs and Uses: Under the Interstate Commerce Act, Public Law 104–88, 109 Stat. 803 (1995), persons seeking to construct, acquire or operate a line of railroad and railroads seeking to abandon or to discontinue operations over a line of railroad or, in the case of two or more railroads, to consolidate their interests through merger or a common-control arrangement are required to file an application for prior approval and authority with the Board. See 49 U.S.C. 0901–03 and 11323–26. Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, persons may seek an exemption from many of the application requirements of §§ 10901– 03 and 11323–26 by filing with the Board a petition for exemption or notice of exemption in lieu of an application. The collection by the Board of these applications, petitions, and notices enables the Board to meet its statutory duty to regulate the referenced rail transactions. See Table—Statutory and Regulatory Provisions below. Retention Period: Information in these collections is maintained by Board for 10 years, after which it is transferred to the National Archives as permanent records. DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by February 13, 2011. ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Marilyn Levitt, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001, or to levittm@stb.dot.gov. When submitting comments, please refer to ‘‘Statutory Licensing and Consolidation Authority.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Dettmar at (202) 245–0395 or at dettmarj@stb.dot.gov. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through 1 In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, there were 177 filings under 49 U.S.C. 10901–03 and 11323–26. See Table—Number of Responses in FY 2011. However, approximately 40% of the filings were additional filings submitted by railroads that had already submitted filings during the time period. Therefore, the number of respondents is approximately 40% less than the number of filings. 2 Because most respondents seek authority under the expedited exemption process, rather than the more burdensome application process, the sample size for applications filed under §§ 10901–03 and 11323–26 is small. For example, under these provisions, only 3 applications were filed with the Board during the FY 2011, and those applications were not representative of the larger applications filed with the Board in the past. Two of the applications were adverse abandonment applications, which are inherently limited in size, and the other one was a relatively small application VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:31 Dec 09, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–(800) 877–8339. Relevant STB regulations are referenced below and may be viewed on the STB’s Web site under E-Library > Reference: STB Rules, <http://www.stb.dot.gov/stb/ elibrary/ref_stbrules.html>. Under §§ 10901–03 and 11323–26, an application is required to seek authority under these sections, unless an applicant receives an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502. Respondents seeking such authority from the Board must submit certain information required under the Board’s related regulations. The table below shows the statutory and regulatory provisions under which the Board requires the information collections that are the subject of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: submitted under §§ 11323–26. For this reason, it is the agency’s view that available survey data understates the substantial time and cost of the application process. 3 Because filing fees may vary within a particular statutory section, an average filing fee was used (except for applications under §§ 11323–26, where only minor transactions were filed in FY 2011). E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 77314 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 238 / Monday, December 12, 2011 / Notices TABLE—STATUTORY AND REGULATORY PROVISIONS Certificate required Statutory provision Construct, Acquire, or Operate Railroad Lines Short Line purchases by Class II and Class III Rail Carriers. Abandonments and Discontinuances ................ Railroad Acquisitions, Trackage Rights, and Leases. 49 U.S.C. 10901 ............................................... 49 U.S.C. 10902 ............................................... 49 CFR part 1150. 49 CFR 1150.41–45. 49 U.S.C. 10903 ............................................... 49 U.S.C. 11323–26 ......................................... 49 CFR part 1152. 49 CFR part 1180. Under the PRA, a Federal agency conducting or sponsoring a collection of information must display a currently valid OMB control number. A collection of information, which is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), includes agency requirements that persons submit reports, keep records, or provide information to the agency, third parties, or the public. Under § 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, Federal agencies are required to provide, prior to an agency’s submitting a collection to OMB for approval, a 60-day notice and comment period through publication in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information. 11020, Washington, DC 20220, or online at http://www.PRAComment.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 927–5331, email at PRA@treasury.gov, or the entire information collection request maybe found at http://www.reginfo.gov. OMB Number: 1505–0019. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Title: Treasury International Capital Form BL–1, ‘‘Report of U.S. Dollar Liabilities of Depository Institutions, Bank Holding Companies/Financial Holding Companies, Brokers, and Dealers to Foreign-Residents’’. Abstract: Form BL–1 is required by law and is designed to collect timely information on international portfolio capital movements, including U.S. dollar liabilities of depository institutions, bank and financial holding ` companies, brokers and dealers vis-a-vis foreigners. The information is necessary in the computation of the U.S. balance of payments accounts and the U.S. international investment position, and in the formulation of U.S. international financial and monetary policies. Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 29,484. OMB Number: 1505–0020. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Title: Treasury International Capital Form BQ–2, ‘‘Part 1—Report of Foreign Currency Liabilities and Claims of Depository Institutions, Brokers and Dealers, and of Their Domestic ` Customers vis-a-vis Foreigners; Part 2— Report of Customers’ Foreign Currency Liabilities to Foreigners’’. Abstract: Form BQ–2 is required by law and is designed to collect timely information on international portfolio capital movements, including liabilities and claims of depository institutions, bank and financial holding companies, brokers and dealers, and their ` customers’ liabilities vis-a-vis foreigners, that are denominated in foreign currencies. This information is necessary in the computation of the U.S. balance of payments accounts and the U.S. international investment position, and in the formulation of U.S. international financial and monetary policies. Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,938. Dated: December 7, 2011. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2011–31757 Filed 12–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES December 6, 2011. The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, on or after the date of publication of this notice. DATES: Comments should be received on or before January 11, 2012 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestion for reducing the burden, to (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Treasury, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email at OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV and (2) Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:55 Dec 09, 2011 Jkt 226001 Regulations International Affairs OMB Number: 1505–0016. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Title: Treasury International Capital Form BQ–1, ‘‘Report of Customers’ U.S. Dollar Claims on Foreigners’’. Abstract: Form BQ–1 is required by law and is designed to collect timely information on international portfolio capital movements, including U.S. dollar claims of customers of depository institutions, bank and financial holding ` companies, brokers and dealers vis-a-vis foreigners. The information is necessary in the computation of the U.S. balance of payments accounts and the U.S. international investment position, and in the formulation of U.S. international financial and monetary policies. Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 963. OMB Number: 1505–0017. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Title: Treasury International Capital Form BC, ‘‘Report of U.S. Dollar Claims of Depository Institutions, Brokers and Dealers on Foreigners’’. Abstract: Form BC is required by law and is designated to collect timely information on international portfolio capital movements, including own U.S. dollar claims of depository institutions, bank and financial holding companies, ` brokers and dealers vis-a-vis foreigners. The information is necessary in the computation of the U.S. balance of payments accounts and the U.S. international investment position, and in the formulation of U.S. international financial and monetary policies. Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 35,856. PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 238 (Monday, December 12, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77312-77314]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-31757]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board


Information Collection Activities

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT.

ACTION: Notice and Request for Comments.

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SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 
3501-3519 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives 
notice of its intent to seek from the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) approval of the information collections required from those 
seeking licensing authority under 49 U.S.C. 10901-03 and consolidation 
authority under 11323-26. Under these Title 49 provisions, rail 
carriers and non-carriers are required to file an application with the 
Board, or seek an exemption (through petition or notice) from the full 
application process under Sec.  10502, before they may construct, 
acquire, or operate a line of railroad; abandon or discontinue 
operations over a line of railroad; or consolidate their interests 
through a merger or common-control arrangement. The relevant 
information collections are described in more detail below.
    Comments are requested concerning: (1) The accuracy of the Board's 
burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity 
of the information collected; (3) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on the respondents, including the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, when appropriate; and (4) whether the collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility. 
Submitted comments will be summarized and included in the Board's 
request for OMB approval.

Description of Collections

    Title: Statutory Licensing and Consolidation Authority.
    OMB Control Number: 2140-00XX.
    STB Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Existing collections in use without an OMB control 
number.
    Respondents: Rail carriers and non-carriers seeking statutory 
licensing or

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consolidation authority or an exemption from filing an application for 
such authority.
    Number of Respondents: 106.\1\
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    \1\ In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, there were 177 filings under 49 
U.S.C. 10901-03 and 11323-26. See Table--Number of Responses in FY 
2011. However, approximately 40% of the filings were additional 
filings submitted by railroads that had already submitted filings 
during the time period. Therefore, the number of respondents is 
approximately 40% less than the number of filings.
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    Frequency: On occasion.

                  Table--Number of Responses in FY 2011
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                                                             Number of
                                                           filings under
                     Type of filing                          49 U.S.C.
                                                           10901-03 and
                                                             11323-26
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Applications............................................               3
Petitions *.............................................              18
Notices *...............................................             156
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* Petitions for exemption and notices of exemption under Sec.   10502
  are permitted in lieu of an application.

    Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 4,100 
hours (sum total of estimated hours per response X number of responses 
for each type of filing).
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    \2\ Because most respondents seek authority under the expedited 
exemption process, rather than the more burdensome application 
process, the sample size for applications filed under Sec. Sec.  
10901-03 and 11323-26 is small. For example, under these provisions, 
only 3 applications were filed with the Board during the FY 2011, 
and those applications were not representative of the larger 
applications filed with the Board in the past. Two of the 
applications were adverse abandonment applications, which are 
inherently limited in size, and the other one was a relatively small 
application submitted under Sec. Sec.  11323-26. For this reason, it 
is the agency's view that available survey data understates the 
substantial time and cost of the application process.

                   Table--Estimated Hours per Response
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                                                             Number of
                                                             hours per
                                                          response under
                     Type of filing                          49 U.S.C.
                                                           10901-03 and
                                                             11323-26
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Applications \2\........................................              31
Petitions *.............................................              58
Notices *...............................................              19
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* Petition for exemptions and notices of exemption under Sec.   10502
  are permitted in lieu of an application.

    Total ``Non-hour Burden'' Cost (such as filing fees): $669,950 (Sum 
of estimated ``non-hour burden'' cost per response x Number of 
Responses for each statutory section and type of filing).\3\
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    \3\ Because filing fees may vary within a particular statutory 
section, an average filing fee was used (except for applications 
under Sec. Sec.  11323-26, where only minor transactions were filed 
in FY 2011).

                             Table--Estimated ``Non-Hour Burden'' Cost per Response
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             Type of cost                  Sec.         Sec.         Sec.            Sec.  Sec.   11323-26
------------------------------------------10901--------10902--------10903---------------------------------------
Applications Filing Fees.............          N/A          N/A      $22,100  Major--$1,488,500.
                                                                              Significant--$297,700.
                                                                              Minor--$7,500.
Petitions* Filing Fees...............      $74,500          N/A        6,300  $6,600-$9,300.
Notices* Filing Fees.................        1,800       $1,800        3,600  $1,100-$2,400.
Other Costs (i.e., copying and                 450          450          450  $450.
 mailing).
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* Petition for exemptions and notices of exemption under Sec.   10502 are permitted in lieu of an application.

    Needs and Uses: Under the Interstate Commerce Act, Public Law 104-
88, 109 Stat. 803 (1995), persons seeking to construct, acquire or 
operate a line of railroad and railroads seeking to abandon or to 
discontinue operations over a line of railroad or, in the case of two 
or more railroads, to consolidate their interests through merger or a 
common-control arrangement are required to file an application for 
prior approval and authority with the Board. See 49 U.S.C. 0901-03 and 
11323-26. Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, persons may seek an exemption from 
many of the application requirements of Sec. Sec.  10901-03 and 11323-
26 by filing with the Board a petition for exemption or notice of 
exemption in lieu of an application. The collection by the Board of 
these applications, petitions, and notices enables the Board to meet 
its statutory duty to regulate the referenced rail transactions. See 
Table--Statutory and Regulatory Provisions below.
    Retention Period: Information in these collections is maintained by 
Board for 10 years, after which it is transferred to the National 
Archives as permanent records.

DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by 
February 13, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Marilyn Levitt, Surface 
Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001, or 
to levittm@stb.dot.gov. When submitting comments, please refer to 
``Statutory Licensing and Consolidation Authority.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Dettmar at (202) 245-0395 or at 
dettmarj@stb.dot.gov. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available 
through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-(800) 877-
8339. Relevant STB regulations are referenced below and may be viewed 
on the STB's Web site under E-Library > Reference: STB Rules, <http://www.stb.dot.gov/stb/elibrary/ref_stbrules.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under Sec. Sec.  10901-03 and 11323-26, an 
application is required to seek authority under these sections, unless 
an applicant receives an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502. Respondents 
seeking such authority from the Board must submit certain information 
required under the Board's related regulations. The table below shows 
the statutory and regulatory provisions under which the Board requires 
the information collections that are the subject of this notice.

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               Table--Statutory and Regulatory Provisions
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                                       Statutory
      Certificate required             provision          Regulations
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Construct, Acquire, or Operate    49 U.S.C. 10901...  49 CFR part 1150.
 Railroad Lines.
Short Line purchases by Class II  49 U.S.C. 10902...  49 CFR 1150.41-45.
 and Class III Rail Carriers.
Abandonments and Discontinuances  49 U.S.C. 10903...  49 CFR part 1152.
Railroad Acquisitions, Trackage   49 U.S.C. 11323-26  49 CFR part 1180.
 Rights, and Leases.
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    Under the PRA, a Federal agency conducting or sponsoring a 
collection of information must display a currently valid OMB control 
number. A collection of information, which is defined in 44 U.S.C. 
3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), includes agency requirements that persons 
submit reports, keep records, or provide information to the agency, 
third parties, or the public. Under Sec.  3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, 
Federal agencies are required to provide, prior to an agency's 
submitting a collection to OMB for approval, a 60-day notice and 
comment period through publication in the Federal Register concerning 
each proposed collection of information, including each proposed 
extension of an existing collection of information.

    Dated: December 7, 2011.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2011-31757 Filed 12-9-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P