Information Collection Activities; End-of-Year Railroad Service Outlook, 37882-37883 [2013-14948]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 37882 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 121 / Monday, June 24, 2013 / Notices S4.5(a) of FMVSS No. 138 in English, it is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety for the following reasons: 1. All affected owner’s manuals contain accurate Spanish translations of the information. 2. In Puerto Rico, Spanish is the universally prevalent language. According to a U.S. Census done by the Census Bureau in 2010, 95.7% of Puerto Rico’s population speaks Spanish as their primary language. 3. English owner’s manuals for Mazda motor vehicles manufactured on or after 2002 can be downloaded from MNAO’s Web site or upon request through MNAO dealerships and is available for customers in Puerto Rico free of charge. 4. MNAO has not received any complaints or claims in Puerto Rico with regards to the language of the owner’s manuals. MNAO has additionally informed NHTSA that it has corrected the noncompliance so that all future production vehicles will comply with FMVSS No. 138. In summation, MNAO believes that the described noncompliance of the subject vehicles is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety, and that its petition, to exempt from providing recall notification of noncompliance as required by 49 U.S.C. 30118 and remedying the recall noncompliance as required by 49 U.S.C. 30120 should be granted. NHTSA Decision: NHTSA agrees with MNAO that the noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. MNAO has provided sufficient documentation that the language in the Owner’s Manual is the primary language for Puerto Rico and does not present a safety risk. In consideration of the foregoing, NHTSA has determined that MNAO has met its burden of persuasion that the subject FMVSS No. 138 noncompliance in the vehicles identified in MNAO’s Noncompliance Information Report is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Accordingly, MNAO’s petition is hereby granted and MNAO is exempted from the obligation of providing notification of, and a remedy for, that noncompliance under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120. NHTSA notes that the statutory provisions (49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h)) that permit manufacturers to file petitions for a determination of inconsequentiality allow NHTSA to exempt manufacturers only from the duties found in sections 30118 and 30120, respectively, to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or noncompliance and to remedy the defect or noncompliance. Therefore, this VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 Jun 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 decision only applies to approximately 16,748 vehicles that MNAO no longer controlled at the time that it determined that a noncompliance existed in the subject vehicles. However, the granting of this petition does not relieve vehicle distributors and dealers of the prohibitions on the sale, offer for sale, or introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of the noncompliant vehicles under their control after MNAO notified them that the subject noncompliance existed. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8. Issued on: June 18, 2013. Claude H. Harris, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2013–14920 Filed 6–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Information Collection Activities; Endof-Year Railroad Service Outlook AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. Notice and Request for Comments. ACTION: 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 collection resulting from the Board’s annual request that Class I carriers and other rail carriers that are members of the American Shortline and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) provide the Board with information about the plans and preparations that these rail carriers have made in anticipation of the increased demand for rail service during the fall peak demand season. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 summarized and included in the Board’s request for OMB approval. Description of Collection Title: End-of-Year Railroad Service Outlook. OMB Control Number: 2140–XXXX. STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Existing collection in use without an OMB control number. Respondents: The Class I rail carriers and carriers that are members of ASLRRA. Number of Respondents: An average of 11 carriers respond to this request to voluntarily provide this information. Frequency: Once per year. Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): We estimate a total of 333 hours for all responding carriers (30.3 hours per response × 11 respondents). Total ‘‘Non-hour Burden’’ Cost: Because respondents email their response letters to the Board, there are no non-hour costs to respondents. Needs and Uses: The shipping community and our economy as a whole depend on reliable and efficient freight rail service. The Board and rail shippers need to understand how carriers plan to meet the increased demand for rail service during the fall peak demand season, including capital plans for relieving bottlenecks. For several years, the STB has asked Class I railroads, along with the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) member railroads, to provide a forward-looking assessment of their ability to meet end-of-year business demands for rail service, which typically increase during the fall shipping season. The Board uses this information to monitor efforts by the country’s rail carriers to meet the increased fall peak demand for rail service. The Congressional Budget Office has praised the Board’s efforts in monitoring the fall peak seasonal demand for rail service and has said that it ‘‘may have prompted the railroads to enhance their efforts to meet demand.’’ DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by August 23, 2013. 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 ‘‘End-of-Year Railroad Service Outlook.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marilyn Levitt at (202) 245–0269 or at levittm@stb.dot.gov. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 121 / Monday, June 24, 2013 / Notices (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339.] This collection, as well as instructions for the collection, are available on the Board’s Web site at <http://www.stb.dot.gov/ PeakLetters1.nsf/2012?OpenPage>. 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 or requests 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 60day 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: June 18, 2013. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2013–14948 Filed 6–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Information Collection Activities: Report of Fuel Cost, Consumption, and Surcharge Revenue AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board. 60-day notice of request for comments and approval. ACTION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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) an extension of approval for the collection VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 Jun 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 of the Report of Fuel Cost, Consumption, and Surcharge Revenue. 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 Collection Title: Report of Fuel Cost, Consumption, and Surcharge Revenue. OMB Control Number: 2140–0014. STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension without change. Respondents: Class I railroads (railroads with operating revenues exceeding $250 million in 1991 dollars). Number of Respondents: 7. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Frequency: Quarterly. Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 84 hours. Total ‘‘Non-hour Burden’’ Cost: None identified. Needs and Uses: Under 49 U.S.C. 10702, the Surface Transportation Board has the authority to address the reasonableness of a rail carrier’s practices. This information collection permits the Board to monitor the current fuel surcharge practices of the Class I carriers. Failure to collect this information would impede the Board’s ability to fulfill its responsibilities under 49 U.S.C. 10702. The Board has authority to collect information about rail costs and revenues under 49 U.S.C. 11144 and 11145. Retention Period: Information in this report is maintained on the Board’s Web PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 37883 site for a minimum of one year and is otherwise maintained by the Board for a minimum of two years. Comments on this information collection should be submitted by August 23, 2013. DATES: 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 ‘‘Report of Fuel Cost, Consumption, and Surcharge Revenue.’’ For further information regarding the Report of Fuel Cost, Consumption, and Surcharge Revenue, or to obtain a copy of the reporting form, contact Paul Aguiar at (202) 245–0323 or paul.aguiar@stb.dot.gov. [Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: (800) 877–8339.] The form is also available on the Board’s Web site. ADDRESSES: 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 or requests 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 60day 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: June 18, 2013. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board


Information Collection Activities; End-of-Year Railroad Service 
Outlook

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 collection resulting from the Board's 
annual request that Class I carriers and other rail carriers that are 
members of the American Shortline and Regional Railroad Association 
(ASLRRA) provide the Board with information about the plans and 
preparations that these rail carriers have made in anticipation of the 
increased demand for rail service during the fall peak demand season.
    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 Collection

    Title: End-of-Year Railroad Service Outlook.
    OMB Control Number: 2140-XXXX.
    STB Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Existing collection in use without an OMB control 
number.
    Respondents: The Class I rail carriers and carriers that are 
members of ASLRRA.
    Number of Respondents: An average of 11 carriers respond to this 
request to voluntarily provide this information.
    Frequency: Once per year.
    Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): We 
estimate a total of 333 hours for all responding carriers (30.3 hours 
per response x 11 respondents).
    Total ``Non-hour Burden'' Cost: Because respondents email their 
response letters to the Board, there are no non-hour costs to 
respondents.
    Needs and Uses: The shipping community and our economy as a whole 
depend on reliable and efficient freight rail service. The Board and 
rail shippers need to understand how carriers plan to meet the 
increased demand for rail service during the fall peak demand season, 
including capital plans for relieving bottlenecks. For several years, 
the STB has asked Class I railroads, along with the American Short Line 
and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) member railroads, to provide 
a forward-looking assessment of their ability to meet end-of-year 
business demands for rail service, which typically increase during the 
fall shipping season. The Board uses this information to monitor 
efforts by the country's rail carriers to meet the increased fall peak 
demand for rail service. The Congressional Budget Office has praised 
the Board's efforts in monitoring the fall peak seasonal demand for 
rail service and has said that it ``may have prompted the railroads to 
enhance their efforts to meet demand.''

DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by 
August 23, 2013.

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 
``End-of-Year Railroad Service Outlook.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marilyn Levitt at (202) 245-0269 or at 
levittm@stb.dot.gov. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available 
through the Federal Information Relay Service

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(FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.] This collection, as well as instructions for 
the collection, are available on the Board's Web site at <http://www.stb.dot.gov/PeakLetters1.nsf/2012?OpenPage.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 
or requests 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: June 18, 2013.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2013-14948 Filed 6-21-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P