Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review, 78080 [2011-32119]

Download as PDF 78080 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 241 / Thursday, December 15, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The nature of the information collection is described as well as its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on June 29, 2011, and comments were due by August 29, 2011. No comments were received. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 17, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edmond J. Fitzgerald, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 366–2279; Fax: (202) 366–7901; or Email: edmond.j.fitzgerald@dot.gov. Copies of this collection also can be obtained from that office. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Maritime Administration (MARAD). Title: Seamen’s Claims— Administrative Action and Litigation. OMB Control Number: 2133–0522. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Affected Public: Officers or members of a crew who suffered death, injury, or illness while employed on vessels owned or operated by the United States through the Maritime Administration. Also included are surviving dependents, beneficiaries, and legal representatives of officers or crew members. Forms: None. Abstract: The collection consists of information obtained from claimants for death, injury, or illness suffered while serving as officers or members of a crew on board a vessel owned or operated by the United States through the Maritime Administration. The Maritime Administration reviews the information and makes a determination regarding the issues of agency and vessel liability and the reasonableness of the recovery demand. Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 750 hours. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:49 Dec 14, 2011 Jkt 226001 Addresses: Send comments regarding these information collections to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: MARAD Desk Officer. Alternatively, comments may be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget, at the following address: oira.submissions@omb.eop.gov. Comments Are Invited On: 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; the accuracy of the agency’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. A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. (Authority: 49 CFR 1.66.) By order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: December 9, 2011. Julie P. Agarwal, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–32119 Filed 12–14–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35573] Watco Holdings, Inc. and Watco Transportation Services, L.L.C.— Acquisition of Control Exemption— Wisconsin & Southern Railroad, L.L.C. Watco Holdings, Inc. (Watco Holdings) and Watco Transportation Services, L.L.C. (Watco Services) (collectively, Watco), both noncarriers, have filed a verified notice of exemption for Watco Holdings to acquire indirect control, and for Watco Services to acquire direct control, of the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad, L.L.C., a Class II railroad. Watco intends to consummate the transaction on or shortly after December 29, 2011, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice was filed). Watco Holdings, a Kansas corporation, controls Watco Services. Watco Holdings indirectly controls 23 Class III railroads operating in 18 states. For a complete list of these Class III PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 carriers and the states within which they operate, see Watco’s notice of exemption filed on November 29, 2011. The notice is available on the Board’s Web site at ‘‘http://www.stb.dot.gov.’’ Prior to consummation of the transaction, Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co., a Wisconsin corporation, will convert from a corporation to a Wisconsin limited liability company known as Wisconsin & Southern Railroad, L.L.C. (WSOR). As a result of the transaction, Watco Services will acquire, pursuant to a Purchase Agreement, 90 percent of all the issued and outstanding ownership and membership interests of WSOR, and Watco Holdings thus will indirectly control WSOR.1 WSOR will remain a Class II carrier. Applicants represent that: (1) The rail lines operated by WSOR do not connect with any of the rail lines operated by the carriers in the Watco corporate family; 2 (2) the transaction is not part of a series of anticipated transactions that would connect the rail lines operated by WSOR with any railroad in the Watco corporate family; and (3) the transaction does not involve a Class I rail carrier. Therefore, the transaction is exempt from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323. See 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2). Watco states that the purpose of the transaction is to permit Watco Holdings to acquire control of WSOR as an investment in order to reduce overhead expenses and coordinate billing, maintenance, mechanical and personnel policies and practices of its rail carrier subsidiaries and thereby improve the overall efficiency of rail service provided by the railroads in the Watco corporate family. Under 49 U.S.C 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to protect the interests of its employees. Because the transaction involves the control of one Class II and one or more Class III rail carriers, the transaction is subject to the labor protection requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11326(b) and Wisconsin Central Ltd.— Acquisition Exemption—Lines of Union Pacific Railroad, 2 S.T.B. 218 (1997). If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) 1 A redacted version of the draft Purchase Agreement was filed with the notice of exemption. The applicant concurrently filed a motion for protective order pursuant to 49 CFR 1104.14(b) to allow the filing under seal of the unredacted Purchase Agreement. That motion will be addressed in a separate decision. 2 According to the notice, the rail lines operated by WSOR are located in Wisconsin and Illinois, and none of the Watco railroads own or operate a rail line in Wisconsin or Illinois. E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration


Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information 
Collection Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The nature of the 
information collection is described as well as its expected burden. The 
Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting 
comments on the following collection of information was published on 
June 29, 2011, and comments were due by August 29, 2011. No comments 
were received.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 17, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edmond J. Fitzgerald, Maritime 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. 
Telephone: (202) 366-2279; Fax: (202) 366-7901; or Email: 
edmond.j.fitzgerald@dot.gov. Copies of this collection also can be 
obtained from that office.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Maritime Administration (MARAD).
    Title: Seamen's Claims--Administrative Action and Litigation.
    OMB Control Number: 2133-0522.
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Officers or members of a crew who suffered death, 
injury, or illness while employed on vessels owned or operated by the 
United States through the Maritime Administration. Also included are 
surviving dependents, beneficiaries, and legal representatives of 
officers or crew members.
    Forms: None.
    Abstract: The collection consists of information obtained from 
claimants for death, injury, or illness suffered while serving as 
officers or members of a crew on board a vessel owned or operated by 
the United States through the Maritime Administration. The Maritime 
Administration reviews the information and makes a determination 
regarding the issues of agency and vessel liability and the 
reasonableness of the recovery demand.
    Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 750 hours.
    Addresses: Send comments regarding these information collections to 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, 
Attention: MARAD Desk Officer. Alternatively, comments may be sent via 
email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), 
Office of Management and Budget, at the following address: 
oira.submissions@omb.eop.gov.
    Comments Are Invited On: 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; the accuracy of the agency'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. A comment to OMB is best assured of having its 
full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.

(Authority: 49 CFR 1.66.)

    By order of the Maritime Administrator.

    Dated: December 9, 2011.
Julie P. Agarwal,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-32119 Filed 12-14-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-81-P