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Download as PDF 25782 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 85 / Thursday, May 2, 2013 / Notices being conducted, the number of thirdand fourth-freedom flights conducted in the last twelve-month period, and certification of reciprocity from the carrier’s homeland government. DOT analysts will use the information collected to determine if applications for fifth-freedom operations meet the public interest requirements necessary to authorize such applications. Burden Statement: We estimate that the industry-wide total hour burden for this collection to be approximately 1,000 hours or approximately 2.25 hours per application. Conservatively, we estimate the compilation of background information will require 1.75 hours, and the completion and submission of OST Form 4540 will require thirty (30) minutes. Reporting the number of thirdand fourth-freedom operations conducted by an applicant carrier will require collection of flight data, and detailed analysis to determine which flights conducted by the carrier are third- and fourth-freedom. Applicants should be able to use data collected for the Department’s T–100 program to provide this information (under this program, carriers are required periodically to compile and report certain traffic data to the Department, as more fully described in the Docket referenced in footnote 1 below). The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) provide carriers with a computer program that allows them to compile and monitor, among other things, flight origin and destination data, to be used in making the carriers’ T–100 submissions.1 We estimated that carriers will require 1.25 hours per application 2 to compile and analyze the data necessary to disclose the number of third- and fourth-freedom flights conducted within the twelve-month period preceding the filing of an application. Foreign carriers will also have to provide evidence that their homeland government will afford reciprocity to U.S. carriers seeking authority for the similar fifth-, sixth- and seventhfreedom operations. Carriers may cite certifications submitted by carriers from sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1 The rule-making associated with the T–100 program can be found on the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http:// www.regulations.gov, in Docket DOT–OST–1998– 4043. Information regarding burden hours is on file in the Office of Aviation Analysis (X–50). 2 The Office of Aviation Analysis (X–50) estimated that small-carriers would require 1 burden hour per report, and large carriers would require 3 burden hours per report to analyze and report T–100 program data. Considering that the data required in this information collection can be derived from data already collected, we have taken an average of the estimated time required, and conservatively shortened the time by 45 minutes because no new data entry will be required. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 May 01, 2013 Jkt 229001 the same homeland if that homeland issued such certification within the preceding six-month period. Approximately 100 carriers from roughly 30 distinct homelands use OST Form 4540 to apply for statements of authorization annually. We estimate that one foreign carrier from any given homeland will expend roughly 4 hours every six-months to obtain certification from its homeland governments.3 We have apportioned 30 minutes to each application to account for the time required to obtain certifications from homeland governments. We have no empirical data to indicate how much time is required for a person to complete OST Form 4540; however, anecdotal evidence reveals that respondents spend thirty (30) minutes or less completing the form and brief justification. In some cases, respondents spend a limited amount of time, less than ten (10) minutes, reviewing the form before sending it via facsimile or email to the Department. In the interest of providing a conservative estimate so as to not understate the burden hours, we estimate the hour burden for completing OST Form 4540 as thirty (30) minutes. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the Office of the Secretary’s performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the Office of the Secretary to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Issued in Washington, DC, on April 26, 2013. Paul Gretch, Director, Office of the International Aviation. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [FR Doc. 2013–10419 Filed 5–1–13; 8:45 am] Guidance on FMCSA’s Publication: Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P 3 Calculation: (4 burden hours per application) × (30 foreign homelands) × (2 requests per year) = 240 annual burden hours. Apportioning 240 annual burden hours equally among an average of 430 applications annually = approximately 30 burden minutes per application. PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of the Secretary Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Foreign Air Carrier Permits Notice of Applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Foreign Air Carrier Permits Filed Under Subpart B (formerly Subpart Q) during the Week Ending April 20, 2013. The following Applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Foreign Air Carrier Permits were filed under Subpart B (formerly Subpart Q) of the Department of Transportation’s Procedural Regulations (See 14 CFR 301.201 et. seq.). The due date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motions to Modify Scope are set forth below for each application. Following the Answer period DOT may process the application by expedited procedures. Such procedures may consist of the adoption of a show-cause order, a tentative order, or in appropriate cases a final order without further proceedings. Docket Number: DOT-OST–2013– 0082. Date Filed: April 17, 2013. Due Date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motion to Modify Scope: May 8, 2013. Description: Joint application of American Airlines, Inc., US Airways, Inc., American Eagle Airlines, Inc., PSA Airlines, Inc. and Piedmont Airlines, Inc. (collectively, the ‘‘Joint Applicants’’) requesting approval of the de facto route transfer of US Airways’, PSA’s, and Piedmont’s route authority to AA/Eagle, and the reissuance of the route authorities of all the carriers in order to comply with the applicable aviation statutes. Barbara J. Hairston, Acting Program Manager, Docket Operations, Federal Register Liaison. [FR Doc. 2013–10308 Filed 5–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9x–P Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: FMCSA provides a streamlined and more user-friendly E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 85 / Thursday, May 2, 2013 / Notices version of its Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move consumer protection publication. Household goods motor carriers (movers) and brokers may provide this document to individual shippers in lieu of the longer version currently in use. DATES: This guidance is effective as of May 2, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Brodie Mack, FMCSA Household Goods Enforcement and Compliance Team Leader, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001, (202) 366–8045. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: May marks the start of the summer moving season. Thousands of households nationwide will be contemplating or arranging for the interstate transportation of household goods. Although this time is exciting for many households, it can also be a stressful time during which unscrupulous movers and brokers attempt to take advantage of individuals’ vulnerabilities and lack of experience. To better inform individual households of their rights and responsibilities when planning an interstate move and help prevent them from becoming victims of moving fraud, FMCSA makes consumer protection information available to the public on its Web site: www.protectyourmove.gov. FMCSA also requires all interstate household goods movers and brokers to provide prospective customers with a copy of or an electronic link to two consumer protection publications: Ready to Move?—Tips for a Successful Interstate Move and Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move (see 49 CFR 375.213). Effective today, FMCSA makes available a streamlined and more userfriendly version of Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move at http://www.protectyourmove.gov/ consumer/awareness/rights/rights.htm. Movers and brokers may elect to use either the longer version currently in use (see 49 CFR part 375, Appendix A) or the new streamlined version made available today on FMCSA’s Web site. FMCSA intends to publish a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking at a later date soliciting comments on the new streamlined Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move booklet. In the interim, and until FMCSA provides further notice, movers and brokers may provide prospective customers with either version in accordance with today’s guidance. FMCSA will not take enforcement action against household goods motor VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 May 01, 2013 Jkt 229001 carriers and brokers that distribute or link to the streamlined version in lieu of the longer version, so long as they otherwise comply with the requirements of 49 CFR 375.213. Issued under the authority of delegation in 49 CFR 1.87: April 23, 2013. Anne S. Ferro, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–10276 Filed 5–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Research and Innovative Technology Administration [Docket No. RITA–2013–0003] Notice of Request for Clearance of a New Information Collection: National Census of Ferry Operators Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the BTS to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) approval for an information collection related to the Nation’s ferry operations. The information collected will be used to produce a descriptive database of existing ferry operations. A summary report of survey findings will be published by BTS on the BTS Web page. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 1, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number RITA–2013–0003 and OMB control number 2139–0009 to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Dockets Management System (DMS). You may submit your comments by mail or in person to the Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave SE., West Building, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. Comments should identify the docket number as indicated above. Paper comments should be submitted in duplicate. The DMS is open for examination and copying, at the above address, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. If you wish to receive confirmation of receipt of your written comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard with the following statement: ‘‘Comments on Docket RITA– PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25783 2013–0003.’’ The Docket Clerk will date stamp the postcard prior to returning it to you via the U.S. mail. Please note that due to delays in the delivery of U.S. mail to Federal offices in Washington, DC, we recommend that persons consider an alternative method (the Internet, fax, or professional delivery service) to submit comments to the docket and ensure their timely receipt at U.S. DOT. You may fax your comments to the DMS at (202) 493–2251. Comments can also be viewed and/or submitted via the Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Please note that anyone is able to electronically search all comments received into our docket management system by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; pages 19475– 19570) or you may review the Privacy Act Statement at http:// www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth W. Steve, (202) 366–4108, NCFO Project Manager, BTS, RITA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Room E34–431, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: National Census of Ferry Operators (NCFO). Background: The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA– 21) (Pub. L. 105–178), section 1207(c), directed the Secretary of Transportation to conduct a study of ferry transportation in the United States and its possessions. In 2000, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Intermodal and Statewide Planning conducted a survey of approximately 250 ferry operators to identify: (1) Existing ferry operations including the location and routes served; (2) source and amount, if any, of funds derived from Federal, State, or local governments supporting ferry construction or operations; (3) potential domestic ferry routes in the United States and its possessions and to develop information on those routes; and (4) potential for use of high speed ferry services and alternative-fueled ferry services. The Safe, Accountable, Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act—A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA– LU) Public Law 109–59, Section 1801(e)) required the Secretary, acting E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 85 (Thursday, May 2, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-10276]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration


Guidance on FMCSA's Publication: Your Rights and Responsibilities 
When You Move

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA provides a streamlined and more user-friendly

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version of its Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move consumer 
protection publication. Household goods motor carriers (movers) and 
brokers may provide this document to individual shippers in lieu of the 
longer version currently in use.

DATES: This guidance is effective as of May 2, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Brodie Mack, FMCSA Household Goods 
Enforcement and Compliance Team Leader, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001, 
(202) 366-8045.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: May marks the start of the summer moving 
season. Thousands of households nationwide will be contemplating or 
arranging for the interstate transportation of household goods. 
Although this time is exciting for many households, it can also be a 
stressful time during which unscrupulous movers and brokers attempt to 
take advantage of individuals' vulnerabilities and lack of experience.
    To better inform individual households of their rights and 
responsibilities when planning an interstate move and help prevent them 
from becoming victims of moving fraud, FMCSA makes consumer protection 
information available to the public on its Web site: 
www.protectyourmove.gov. FMCSA also requires all interstate household 
goods movers and brokers to provide prospective customers with a copy 
of or an electronic link to two consumer protection publications: Ready 
to Move?--Tips for a Successful Interstate Move and Your Rights and 
Responsibilities When You Move (see 49 CFR 375.213).
    Effective today, FMCSA makes available a streamlined and more user-
friendly version of Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move at 
http://www.protectyourmove.gov/consumer/awareness/rights/rights.htm. 
Movers and brokers may elect to use either the longer version currently 
in use (see 49 CFR part 375, Appendix A) or the new streamlined version 
made available today on FMCSA's Web site. FMCSA intends to publish a 
Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking at a later date 
soliciting comments on the new streamlined Your Rights and 
Responsibilities When You Move booklet. In the interim, and until FMCSA 
provides further notice, movers and brokers may provide prospective 
customers with either version in accordance with today's guidance. 
FMCSA will not take enforcement action against household goods motor 
carriers and brokers that distribute or link to the streamlined version 
in lieu of the longer version, so long as they otherwise comply with 
the requirements of 49 CFR 375.213.

    Issued under the authority of delegation in 49 CFR 1.87: April 
23, 2013.
Anne S. Ferro,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2013-10276 Filed 5-1-13; 8:45 am]
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