Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 77550-77553 [2013-30363]

Download as PDF 77550 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2013 / Notices purpose of the proposed action is to identify the appropriate transportation solution(s) to rectify the increasing inability to safely and effectively move people, goods, and services through the study area. Alternatives: Alternative corridors will be developed within the previously defined study area. Environmental Review Process: The EIS will be developed in accordance with Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] part 1500 et seq.) implementing NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), and FHWA regulations. FHWA and ADOT will use a tiered process, as provided for in 40 CFR 1508.28 and in accordance with FHWA guidance, in the completion of the environmental study. If the Record of Decision indicates that FHWA has selected one of the alternative corridors as the environmentally preferred alternative, the evaluation of a specific highway alignment within the selected corridor would occur in a subsequent phase of the study. Subsequent Tier 2 assessment(s) would address a proposed highway alignment to be developed within the alternative corridor selected in the Tier 1 EIS, and would incorporate by reference the Tier 1 data, evaluations, and findings. The Tier 2 NEPA evaluation(s) would concentrate on sitespecific issues and alternatives relevant to implementing a new highway alignment within the selected Tier 1 alternative corridor, and would identify the environmental consequences and measures necessary to mitigate environmental impacts at a site-specific level of detail. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Research, Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Authority: 23 U.S.C. 315; U.S.C. 771.123. Issued on: December 10, 2013. Karla S. Petty, FHWA Division Administrator, Phoenix, AZ. [FR Doc. 2013–30310 Filed 12–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Integrated Corridor Management Deployment Planning Grants Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:12 Dec 20, 2013 Jkt 232001 Notice of extension of application period. ACTION: The FHWA is extending the application period for the Integrated Corridor Management Deployment Planning Grants, which was issued through a notice on November 1, 2013, at 78 FR 65751. The original application period is set to close on December 31, 2013. The extension is based on input received from DOT stakeholders that the December 31 closing date does not provide sufficient time for submission of applications. The FHWA agrees that the application period should be extended. Therefore, the closing date for applications is extended to January 17, 2014. DATES: Formal applications must be submitted no later than January 17, 2014 to be assured consideration. Applications should be submitted through http://www.grants.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about the program discussed herein, contact Mr. Robert Sheehan, FHWA Office of Transportation Management, (202) 366–6817, or via email at Robert.Sheehan@dot.gov, or Mr. Brian Cronin, Team Leader, Research, Research and Innovative Technology Administration ITS-Joint Program Office, (202) 366–8841 or via email at Brian.Cronin@dot.gov. For legal questions, please contact Adam Sleeter, Attorney Advisor, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366–8839, or via email at adam.sleeter@dot.gov. Business hours for the FHWA are from 8:00 a.m., e.t., to 4:30 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background On November 1, 2013, at 78 FR 65751, the FHWA published in the Federal Register a notice regarding the Integrated Corridor Management Deployment Planning Grants. The purpose of this notice was to invite States, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, and local governments that intended to initiate or continue Integrated Corridor Management development with their partners, such as arterial management agencies, tolling authorities, and transit authorities, to apply for deployment planning grants. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act authorizes the FHWA to encourage Intelligent Transportation Systems deployment on the national highway system through demonstrations and grant programs. The purpose of this program is to promote the integrated management and operations of the transportation system, thereby PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 improving multimodal transportation system management and operations. The original application period is set to close on December 31, 2013. The extension in this notice is based on input received from DOT stakeholders that the December 31 closing date does not provide sufficient time for submission of applications. The FHWA agrees that the application period should be extended. Therefore, the closing date for applications is extended to January 17, 2014. Issued on: December 16, 2013. Victor M. Mendez, FHWA Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–30487 Filed 12–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2013–0002–N–27] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and its implementing regulations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) hereby announces that it is seeking renewal of the following currently approved information collection activities. Before submitting the information collection requests (ICRs) below for clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below. DATES: Comments must be received no later than February 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on any or all of the following proposed activities by mail to either: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Safety, Planning and Evaluation Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590, or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590. Commenters requesting FRA to acknowledge receipt of their respective comments must include a self-addressed stamped postcard stating, ‘‘Comments on OMB control number lllll.’’ Alternatively, comments may be SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2013 / Notices transmitted via facsimile to (202) 493– 6216 or (202) 493–6497, or via email to Mr. Brogan at Robert.Brogan@dot.gov, or to Ms. Toone at Kim.Toone@dot.gov. Please refer to the assigned OMB control number in any correspondence submitted. FRA will summarize comments received in response to this notice in a subsequent notice and include them in its information collection submission to OMB for approval. Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Planning and Evaluation Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6292) or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Office of Information Technology, RAD– 20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6132). (These telephone numbers are not toll-free.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104–13, § 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised at 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR Part 1320, require Federal agencies to provide 60-days notice to the public for comment on information collection activities before seeking approval for reinstatement or renewal by OMB. 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.10(e)(1), 1320.12(a). Specifically, FRA invites interested respondents to comment on the following summary of proposed information collection FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: activities regarding (i) whether the information collection activities are necessary for FRA to properly execute its functions, including whether the activities will have practical utility; (ii) the accuracy of FRA’s estimates of the burden of the information collection activities, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimates; (iii) ways for FRA to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (iv) ways for FRA to minimize the burden of information collection activities on the public by automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses). See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)(i)–(iv); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1)(i)–(iv). FRA believes that soliciting public comment will promote its efforts to reduce the administrative and paperwork burdens associated with the collection of information mandated by Federal regulations. In summary, FRA reasons that comments received will advance three objectives: (i) Reduce reporting burdens; (ii) ensure that it organizes information collection requirements in a ‘‘user friendly’’ format to improve the use of such information; and (iii) accurately assess the resources expended to retrieve and produce information requested. See 44 U.S.C. 3501. Below is a brief summary of currently approved information collection activities that FRA will submit for clearance by OMB as required under the PRA: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 237.3 Notifications to FRA of Assignment of Bridge Responsibility. Signed Statement by Assignee Concerning Bridge Responsibility. 237.9 Waivers—Petitions ........................................ 23731/33 Development/Adoption of Bridge Management Program. 237.57 Designation of Qualified Individuals .............. 237.71 Determination of Bridge Load Capacities ..... 237.73 Issuance of Instructions to Railroad Personnel by Track Owner. 237.105 Special Bridge Inspections and Reports/ Records. Special Underwater Inspections .................... 237.107 and 237.109 Nationwide Annual Bridge Inspections—Reports. Records 18:12 Dec 20, 2013 Title: Bridge Safety Standards. OMB Control Number: 2130–0586. Abstract: The collection of information is used by FRA to ensure that railroads/track owners meet Federal safety standards for bridge safety and comply with all the requirements stipulated under the Railroad Safety Improvement Act (RSIA) of 2008 and 49 CFR 237. In particular, the collection of information is used by FRA to confirm that railroads/track owners adopt and implement bridge management programs to properly inspect, maintain, modify, and repair all bridges that carry trains over them for which they are responsible. Railroads/track owners must conduct annual inspections of railroad bridges. Further, railroads must incorporate provisions for internal audit into their bridge management program and must conduct internal audits of bridge inspection reports. The internal audit information is used by railroads/ track owners to verify that the inspection provisions of the bridge management program are being followed and to continually evaluate the effectiveness of their bridge management program and bridge inspection activities. FRA uses this information to ensure that railroads/ track owners implement a safe and effective bridge management program and bridge inspection regime. Form Number(s): N/A. Affected Public: Businesses. Respondent Universe: 693 railroads. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Reporting Burden: Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response 693 Railroads ............... 693 Railroads ............... 15 notifications ............. 15 signed statements ... 90 minutes .................... 30 minutes .................... 22.5 7.5 693 Railroads ............... 12 petitions ................... 4 .................................... 48 693 Railroads ............... 693 plans ...................... Varies ........................... 20,100 693 Railroads ............... 200 designation ............ 30 minutes .................... 100 693 Railroads ............... 2,000 determinations .... 8 .................................... 16,000 693 Railroads ............... 2,000 instructions ......... 2 .................................... 4,000 693 Railroads ............... 12.50 hours .................. 93,750 693 Railroads ............... 7,500 insp. and reports/ records. 50 insp. andReports/ rcds. 40 hours ....................... 2,000 693 Railroads ............... 18,000 insp. & reports .. 4 hours ......................... 72,000 693 Railroads ............... 18,000 records ............. 1 hour ........................... 18,000 CFR Section VerDate Mar<15>2010 77551 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 Total annual burden hours 77552 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2013 / Notices CFR Section Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response Report of Deficient Condition on a Bridge (New Requirement from NPRM) 237.111 Review of Bridge Inspection Reports by RR Bridge Engineers. Prescription of Bridge Insp. Procedure Modifications After Review. 237.131 Design of Bridge Modifications or Bridge Repairs. Bridge Modification Repair Reviews/Supervisory Efforts. Common Standard Designed by Railroad Bridge Engineer (New Requirement from NPRM). 237.153 Audits of Inspections ..................................... 693 Railroads ............... 50 reports ..................... 30 minutes .................... 25 693 Railroads ............... 2,000 insp. rpt. reviews 30 minutes .................... 1,000 693 Railroads ............... 200 insp. proc. modifications. 30 minutes .................... 100 693 Railroads ............... 1,250 designs ............... 16 hours ....................... 20,000 693 Railroads ............... 1.50 hours .................... 1,875 693 Railroads ............... 1,250 br. mod. repair reviews. 50 standards ................. 24 hours ....................... 1,200 693 Railroads ............... 693 insp. audits ............ 80 hours/24 hours/6 hours. 5,470 693 Railroads ............... 5 systems ..................... 80 hours ....................... 400 693 Railroads ............... 100 employees ............. 8 hours ......................... 800 237.155 Documents and Records ............................... Establishment of RR Monitoring and Info. Technology Security Systems for Electronic Recordkeeping. Employees Trained in System ...................... Estimated Total Annual Burden: 256,898 hours. Status: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Title: Locomotive Crashworthiness. OMB Control Number: 2130–0564. Abstract: In a final rule published on June 28, 2006, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued comprehensive standards for locomotive crashworthiness. These crashworthiness standards are intended to help protect locomotive cab occupants in the event of a locomotive collision. The collection of information is used by FRA ensure that locomotive manufacturers and railroads meet minimum performance standards and design load requirements for newly manufactured and remanufactured locomotives in order to help protect locomotive cab occupants in the event that one of these covered locomotives collides with another locomotive, the rear of another train, a Total annual burden hours piece of on-track equipment, a shifted load on a freight car on an adjacent track, or a highway vehicle at a railhighway grade crossing. Form Number(s): N/A. Affected Public: Businesses. Respondent Universe: 685 railroads and 4 Locomotive Manufacturers. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Reporting Burden: Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response 229.207—Petition for FRA Approval of New Locomotive Crashworthiness Standards. Petition for FRA Approval of Substantive Change to FRA-Approved Crashworthiness Design Standard. Petition for FRA Approval of Non- Substantive Change to FRA-Approved Crashworthiness Design Standard. 229.209 Waivers—Petition for FRA Approval of Alternative Locomotive Crashworthiness Design Standard. 229.211 Comments on FRA Notice of Petitions Received by the Agency. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES CFR Section 685 Railroads + 4 Loco. Manufacturers. 685 Railroads + 4 Loco. Manufacturers. 2 petitions .................... 1,050 hours .................. 2,100 1 petition ...................... 1,050 hours .................. 1,050 685 Railroads + 4 Loco. Manufacturers. 1 petition ...................... 400 hours ..................... 400 685 Railroads + 4 Loco. Manufacturers. 1 petition ...................... 2,550 hours .................. 2,550 4 Loco. Makers/RR Associations/Labor Organizations/Public. 10 comments ............... 16 hours ....................... 160 685 Railroads .............. 1,000 records or stickers or badge plates. 6 minutes ..................... 100 4 Loco. Manufacturers 685 Railroads .............. 24 loco. Record ........... 6 records ...................... 8 hours ......................... 4 hours ......................... 192 24 6 Loco. Manufacturers/ Rebuilders. 10 records .................... 2 minutes ..................... 229.213 Locomotive Manufacturing Information: Retention of Required Information. 229.215 Retention of Records—Original Designs ..... Retention of Records—Repairs and Modifications. Inspection of Records .................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:12 Dec 20, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 Total annual burden hours .33 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2013 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden: 6,544 hours. Status: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b), 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), FRA informs all interested parties that it may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 13, 2013. Rebecca Pennington, Chief Financial Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–30363 Filed 12–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2013–0002–N–24] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and its implementing regulations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) hereby announces that it is seeking renewal of the following currently approved information collection activities. Before submitting these information collection requirements for clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below. DATES: Comments must be received no later than February 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on any or all of the following proposed activities by mail to either: Ms. Janet Wylie or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590. Commenters requesting FRA acknowledge receipt of their respective comments must include a self-addressed stamped postcard stating, ‘‘Comments on OMB control number 2130–0580.’’ Alternatively, comments may be transmitted via facsimile to (202) 493–6170, or via email to Ms. Wylie at janet.wylie@dot.gov, or to Ms. Toone at Kim.Toone@dot.gov. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:12 Dec 20, 2013 Jkt 232001 Please refer to the assigned OMB control number in any correspondence submitted. FRA will summarize comments received in response to this notice in a subsequent notice and include them in its information collection submission to OMB for approval. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Janet Wylie, Office of Information and Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6353) or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6132). (These telephone numbers are not toll-free.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104–13, § 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised at 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR Part 1320, require Federal agencies to provide 60-days notice to the public for comment on information collection activities before seeking approval for reinstatement or renewal by OMB. 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.10(e)(1), 1320.12(a). Specifically, FRA invites interested respondents to comment on the following summary of proposed information collection activities regarding (i) whether the information collection activities are necessary for FRA to properly execute its functions, including whether the activities will have practical utility; (ii) the accuracy of FRA’s estimates of the burden of the information collection activities, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimates; (iii) ways for FRA to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (iv) ways for FRA to minimize the burden of information collection activities on the public by automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses). See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)(i)–(iv); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1)(i)–(iv). FRA believes that soliciting public comment will promote its efforts to reduce the administrative and paperwork burdens associated with the collection of information mandated by Federal regulations. FRA reasons that comments received will advance three objectives: (i) Reduce reporting burdens; (ii) ensure that it organizes information collection requirements in a ‘‘user PO 00000 Frm 00137 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77553 friendly’’ format to improve the use of such information; and (iii) accurately assess the resources expended to retrieve and produce information requested. See 44 U.S.C. 3501. Below is a brief summary of currently approved information collection activities that FRA will submit for clearance by OMB as required under the PRA: Title: Notice of Funding Availability and Solicitations of Applications for Grants under the Railroad Rehabilitation and Repair Grant Program. OMB Control Number: 2130–0580. Abstract: The Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 110– 329; September 30, 2008), established the Railroad Rehabilitation and Repair Program, making Federal funds available directly to States. This Program allowed grants to fund up to 80 percent of the cost of rehabilitation and repairs to Class II and Class III railroad infrastructure damaged by hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters in areas that are located in counties that have been identified in a Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance by the President under title IV of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act of 1974. Funding was made available on a reimbursement basis for costs incurred after a major disaster declaration that was made between January 1, 2008 and the date of the publication of the notice of funding availability in the counties covered by such a declaration. Rehabilitation and repairs include rights-of-way, bridges, signals, and other infrastructure which is part of the general railroad system of transportation and primarily used by railroads to move freight traffic. FRA recently revised this Information Collection Request (ICR) to allow for the submission of additional grants under this program based on the Notice of Funding Availability published by FRA on 10/13/2013 and the emergency clearance request approved by OMB on 11/05/2013. Any grants submitted as part of this previous ICR were due by December 9, 2013. Therefore, this revision no longer includes any burden hours for the application process, as no new applications are being accepted at this time. Due to the nature of these disaster assistance funds, current economic conditions, and the various States need for immediate assistance to vital freight transportation pathways and the important role these sectors of transportation play in the overall national economy, FRA is requesting OMB to extend this ICR in order to manage the current grants obligated E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2013-0002-N-27]


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), United States Department 
of Transportation (USDOT).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and its 
implementing regulations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) 
hereby announces that it is seeking renewal of the following currently 
approved information collection activities. Before submitting the 
information collection requests (ICRs) below for clearance by the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), FRA is soliciting public comment 
on specific aspects of the activities identified below.

DATES: Comments must be received no later than February 21, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on any or all of the following 
proposed activities by mail to either: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of 
Safety, Planning and Evaluation Division, RRS-21, Federal Railroad 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 
20590, or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Office of Information Technology, RAD-20, 
Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 
35, Washington, DC 20590. Commenters requesting FRA to acknowledge 
receipt of their respective comments must include a self-addressed 
stamped postcard stating, ``Comments on OMB control number --------
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transmitted via facsimile to (202) 493-6216 or (202) 493-6497, or via 
email to Mr. Brogan at Robert.Brogan@dot.gov, or to Ms. Toone at 
Kim.Toone@dot.gov. Please refer to the assigned OMB control number in 
any correspondence submitted. FRA will summarize comments received in 
response to this notice in a subsequent notice and include them in its 
information collection submission to OMB for approval.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Planning 
and Evaluation Division, RRS-21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 
New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: 
(202) 493-6292) or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Office of Information 
Technology, RAD-20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey 
Ave. SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493-
6132). (These telephone numbers are not toll-free.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
Public Law 104-13, Sec.  2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised 
at 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR Part 
1320, require Federal agencies to provide 60-days notice to the public 
for comment on information collection activities before seeking 
approval for reinstatement or renewal by OMB. 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 
5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.10(e)(1), 1320.12(a). Specifically, FRA 
invites interested respondents to comment on the following summary of 
proposed information collection activities regarding (i) whether the 
information collection activities are necessary for FRA to properly 
execute its functions, including whether the activities will have 
practical utility; (ii) the accuracy of FRA's estimates of the burden 
of the information collection activities, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimates; (iii) ways 
for FRA to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
being collected; and (iv) ways for FRA to minimize the burden of 
information collection activities on the public by automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses). See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)(i)-(iv); 5 CFR 
1320.8(d)(1)(i)-(iv). FRA believes that soliciting public comment will 
promote its efforts to reduce the administrative and paperwork burdens 
associated with the collection of information mandated by Federal 
regulations. In summary, FRA reasons that comments received will 
advance three objectives: (i) Reduce reporting burdens; (ii) ensure 
that it organizes information collection requirements in a ``user 
friendly'' format to improve the use of such information; and (iii) 
accurately assess the resources expended to retrieve and produce 
information requested. See 44 U.S.C. 3501.
    Below is a brief summary of currently approved information 
collection activities that FRA will submit for clearance by OMB as 
required under the PRA:
    Title: Bridge Safety Standards.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0586.
    Abstract: The collection of information is used by FRA to ensure 
that railroads/track owners meet Federal safety standards for bridge 
safety and comply with all the requirements stipulated under the 
Railroad Safety Improvement Act (RSIA) of 2008 and 49 CFR 237. In 
particular, the collection of information is used by FRA to confirm 
that railroads/track owners adopt and implement bridge management 
programs to properly inspect, maintain, modify, and repair all bridges 
that carry trains over them for which they are responsible. Railroads/
track owners must conduct annual inspections of railroad bridges. 
Further, railroads must incorporate provisions for internal audit into 
their bridge management program and must conduct internal audits of 
bridge inspection reports. The internal audit information is used by 
railroads/track owners to verify that the inspection provisions of the 
bridge management program are being followed and to continually 
evaluate the effectiveness of their bridge management program and 
bridge inspection activities. FRA uses this information to ensure that 
railroads/track owners implement a safe and effective bridge management 
program and bridge inspection regime.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Respondent Universe: 693 railroads.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
    Reporting Burden:

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                                                             Total annual        Average time per   Total annual
           CFR Section              Respondent universe        responses             response       burden hours
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237.3
    Notifications to FRA of        693 Railroads.......  15 notifications....  90 minutes.........          22.5
     Assignment of Bridge          693 Railroads.......  15 signed statements  30 minutes.........           7.5
     Responsibility.
    Signed Statement by Assignee
     Concerning Bridge
     Responsibility.
237.9
    Waivers--Petitions...........  693 Railroads.......  12 petitions........  4..................            48
23731/33
    Development/Adoption of        693 Railroads.......  693 plans...........  Varies.............        20,100
     Bridge Management Program.
237.57
    Designation of Qualified       693 Railroads.......  200 designation.....  30 minutes.........           100
     Individuals.
237.71
    Determination of Bridge Load   693 Railroads.......  2,000 determinations  8..................        16,000
     Capacities.
237.73
    Issuance of Instructions to    693 Railroads.......  2,000 instructions..  2..................         4,000
     Railroad Personnel by Track
     Owner.
237.105
    Special Bridge Inspections     693 Railroads.......  7,500 insp. and       12.50 hours........        93,750
     and Reports/Records.                                 reports/records.
    Special Underwater             693 Railroads.......  50 insp. andReports/  40 hours...........         2,000
     Inspections.                                         rcds.
237.107 and 237.109
    Nationwide Annual Bridge       693 Railroads.......  18,000 insp. &        4 hours............        72,000
     Inspections--Reports.                                reports.
Records                            693 Railroads.......  18,000 records......  1 hour.............        18,000

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Report of Deficient Condition on   693 Railroads.......  50 reports..........  30 minutes.........            25
 a Bridge (New Requirement from
 NPRM)
237.111
    Review of Bridge Inspection    693 Railroads.......  2,000 insp. rpt.      30 minutes.........         1,000
     Reports by RR Bridge                                 reviews.
     Engineers.
    Prescription of Bridge Insp.   693 Railroads.......  200 insp. proc.       30 minutes.........           100
     Procedure Modifications                              modifications.
     After Review.
237.131
    Design of Bridge               693 Railroads.......  1,250 designs.......  16 hours...........        20,000
     Modifications or Bridge
     Repairs.
    Bridge Modification Repair     693 Railroads.......  1,250 br. mod.        1.50 hours.........         1,875
     Reviews/Supervisory Efforts.                         repair reviews.
    Common Standard Designed by    693 Railroads.......  50 standards........  24 hours...........         1,200
     Railroad Bridge Engineer
     (New Requirement from NPRM).
237.153
    Audits of Inspections........  693 Railroads.......  693 insp. audits....  80 hours/24 hours/6         5,470
                                                                                hours.
237.155
    Documents and Records........  693 Railroads.......  5 systems...........  80 hours...........           400
    Establishment of RR
     Monitoring and Info.
     Technology Security Systems
     for Electronic Recordkeeping.
    Employees Trained in System..  693 Railroads.......  100 employees.......  8 hours............           800
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 256,898 hours.
    Status: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection.
    Title: Locomotive Crashworthiness.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0564.
    Abstract: In a final rule published on June 28, 2006, the Federal 
Railroad Administration (FRA) issued comprehensive standards for 
locomotive crashworthiness. These crashworthiness standards are 
intended to help protect locomotive cab occupants in the event of a 
locomotive collision. The collection of information is used by FRA 
ensure that locomotive manufacturers and railroads meet minimum 
performance standards and design load requirements for newly 
manufactured and re-manufactured locomotives in order to help protect 
locomotive cab occupants in the event that one of these covered 
locomotives collides with another locomotive, the rear of another 
train, a piece of on-track equipment, a shifted load on a freight car 
on an adjacent track, or a highway vehicle at a rail-highway grade 
crossing.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Respondent Universe: 685 railroads and 4 Locomotive Manufacturers.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
    Reporting Burden:

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                                        Respondent          Total annual       Average time per    Total annual
           CFR Section                   universe            responses             response        burden hours
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229.207--Petition for FRA          685 Railroads + 4    2 petitions........  1,050 hours........        2,100
 Approval of New Locomotive         Loco.
 Crashworthiness Standards.         Manufacturers.
    Petition for FRA Approval of   685 Railroads + 4    1 petition.........  1,050 hours........        1,050
     Substantive Change to FRA-     Loco.
     Approved Crashworthiness       Manufacturers.
     Design Standard.
    Petition for FRA Approval of   685 Railroads + 4    1 petition.........  400 hours..........          400
     Non- Substantive Change to     Loco.
     FRA-Approved Crashworthiness   Manufacturers.
     Design Standard.
229.209
    Waivers--Petition for FRA      685 Railroads + 4    1 petition.........  2,550 hours........        2,550
     Approval of Alternative        Loco.
     Locomotive Crashworthiness     Manufacturers.
     Design Standard.
229.211
    Comments on FRA Notice of      4 Loco. Makers/RR    10 comments........  16 hours...........          160
     Petitions Received by the      Associations/Labor
     Agency.                        Organizations/
                                    Public.
229.213
    Locomotive Manufacturing       685 Railroads......  1,000 records or     6 minutes..........          100
     Information: Retention of                           stickers or badge
     Required Information.                               plates.
229.215
    Retention of Records--         4 Loco.              24 loco. Record....  8 hours............          192
     Original Designs.              Manufacturers.
    Retention of Records--Repairs  685 Railroads......  6 records..........  4 hours............           24
     and Modifications.
    Inspection of Records........  6 Loco.              10 records.........  2 minutes..........             .33
                                    Manufacturers/
                                    Rebuilders.
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 6,544 hours.
    Status: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection.
    Pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b), 
1320.8(b)(3)(vi), FRA informs all interested parties that it may not 
conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, a 
collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB 
control number.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3501-3520.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 13, 2013.
Rebecca Pennington,
Chief Financial Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-30363 Filed 12-20-13; 8:45 am]
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