Information Collection Activities, 79561-79563 [2013-31162]

Download as PDF maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 250 / Monday, December 30, 2013 / Notices there are no domestic manufacturers that could meet a 100 percent domestic steel and iron content for the 112 State requests regarding specific vehicle projects (including sedans, vans, pickups, SUVs, trucks, buses, and equipment, such as backhoes, street sweepers, and tractors and low emission locomotives). The FHWA’s Buy America requirement was initially established in 1983 when the acquisition of vehicles was not eligible for assistance under the Federal-aid highway program. As such, the FHWA’s Buy America requirements were tailored to the types of products that are typically used in highway construction, which generally meet a 100 percent domestic steel and iron content requirement. Vehicles were not the types of products that were initially envisioned as being purchased with Federal-aid highway funds when Buy America was first enacted. In today’s global industry, vehicles are assembled with components that are made all over the world. The FHWA is not aware of any vehicle on the market that can claim to incorporate 100 percent domestic steel and iron content. For instance, the Chevy Volt, which was identified by many commenters in a November 21, 2011, Federal Register Notice (76 FR 72027) as being a car that is made in the United States, comprises only 40 percent United States and Canada content according to the window sticker (http://www.cheersandgears.com/ uploads/1298005091/med_gallery_ 51_113_449569.png). There is no indication of how much of this 40 percent United States/Canadian content is United States-made content. However, there is an indication on the window sticker concerning whether the Volt was assembled in the United States. While the manufacture of steel and iron products that are typically used in highway construction (such as pipe, rebar, struts, and beams) generally refers to the various processes that go into actually making the entire product, the manufacture of vehicles typically refers to where the vehicle is assembled. Thus, given the inherent differences in the types of products that are typically used in highway construction and vehicles, we feel that simply waiving the Buy America requirement, which is based on the domestic content of the product, without any regard to where the vehicle is assembled would diminish the purpose of the Buy America requirement. Moreover, in today’s economic environment, the Buy America requirement is especially significant in that it will ensure that Federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:15 Dec 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 dollars are used to support and create jobs in the United States. While the FHWA has not located a vehicle that meets a 100 percent domestic iron and steel content requirement, the FHWA does not find that a complete waiver based on nonavailability pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 313(b)(2) is appropriate. However, the FHWA also recognizes that at least a partial waiver is necessary in order to permit the State DOTs to proceed with the projects. The FHWA believes that a partial waiver that allows the public agencies to purchase vehicles so long as the final assembly of the vehicle as the end product occurs in the United States is appropriate. This approach is similar to the partial waivers previously given for various vehicle projects. In conclusion, and in light of the above, pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 313(b)(1), the FHWA finds that it is in the public interest to grant a partial waiver from the general 100 percent domestic content requirement that applies to Federal-aid highway projects under Buy America. Under this partial waiver, however, the final assembly of any vehicles purchased with HTF funds must occur in the United States. Thus, so long as the final assembly of the 112 vehicle projects (including sedans, vans, pickups, SUVs, trucks, buses, and equipment, such as backhoes, street sweepers, and tractors) occurs in the United States, applicants to this waiver request may proceed to purchase these vehicles and equipment consistent with the Buy America requirement. In accordance with the provisions of section 117 of the SAFETEA–LU Technical Corrections Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–244, 122 Stat. 1572), the FHWA is providing this notice as its finding that a partial waiver of Buy America requirements is appropriate. The FHWA invites public comment on this finding for an additional 15 days following the effective date of the finding. Comments may be submitted to the FHWA’s Web site via the link provided to the waiver page noted above. Authority: (Authority: 23 U.S.C. 313; Pub. L. 110–161, 23 CFR 635.410) Issued on: December 23, 2013. Victor M. Mendez, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–31236 Filed 12–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00172 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79561 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2013–0002 (Notice No. 13–22)] Information Collection Activities Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requests (ICR) abstracted below will be forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. The ICRs describe the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on these collections of information was published in the Federal Register on October 25, 2013 [78 FR 64049] under Docket No. PHMSA–2013–0002 (Notice No. 13–14). DATE: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for PHMSA, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Comments are invited on: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’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 most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number or Regulation Identification Number (RIN) for this notice. Internet users may access comments received by DOT at: http://www.regulations.gov. Note that comments received will be posted without change to: http:// SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 79562 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 250 / Monday, December 30, 2013 / Notices www.regulations.gov including any personal information provided. Requests for a copy of an information collection should be directed to Steven Andrews or T. Glenn Foster, Standards and Rulemaking Division (PHH–12), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., East Building, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001, Telephone (202) 366–8553. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Andrews or T. Glenn Foster, Standards and Rulemaking Division (PHH–12), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., East Building, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001, Telephone (202) 366–8553. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1320.8(d), Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations requires PHMSA to provide interested members of the public and affected agencies an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping requests. This notice identifies information collection requests that PHMSA will be submitting to OMB for renewal and extension. These information collections are contained in 49 CFR 171.6 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171–180). PHMSA has revised burden estimates, where appropriate, to reflect current reporting levels or adjustments based on changes in proposed or final rules published since the information collections were last approved. The following information is provided for each information collection: (1) Title of the information collection, including former title if a change is being made; (2) OMB control number; (3) summary of the information collection activity; (4) description of affected public; (5) estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (6) frequency of collection. PHMSA will request a three-year term of approval for each information collection activity and, when approved by OMB, publish a notice of the approval in the Federal Register. PHMSA requests comments on the following information collections: Title: Inspection and Testing of Portable Tanks and Intermediate Bulk Containers. OMB Control Number: 2137–0018. Summary: This information collection consolidates provisions for documenting qualifications, inspections, tests, and approvals pertaining to the manufacture and use of portable tanks and intermediate bulk containers under various provisions of the HMR. It is necessary to ascertain VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:15 Dec 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 whether portable tanks and intermediate bulk containers have been qualified, inspected, and retested in accordance with the HMR. The information is used to verify that certain portable tanks and intermediate bulk containers meet required performance standards prior to their being authorized for use, and to document periodic requalification and testing to ensure the packagings have not deteriorated due to age or physical abuse to a degree that would render them unsafe for the transportation of hazardous materials. Affected Public: Manufacturers and owners of portable tanks and intermediate bulk containers. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Number of Respondents: 8,770. Total Annual Responses: 86,100. Total Annual Burden Hours: 66,390. Frequency of collection: On occasion. Title: Rulemaking and Special Permit Petitions. OMB Control Number: 2137–0051. Summary: This collection of information applies to rulemaking procedures regarding the HMR. Specific areas covered in this information collection include Part 105, Subpart A and Subpart B, ‘‘Hazardous Materials Program Definitions and General Procedures’’; Part 106, Subpart B, ‘‘Participating in the Rulemaking Process’’; Part 107, Subpart B, ‘‘Special Permits’’; and Part 107, Subpart C, ‘‘Preemption.’’ The Federal hazardous materials transportation law directs the Secretary of Transportation to prescribe regulations for the safe transportation of hazardous materials in commerce. We are authorized to accept petitions for rulemaking and appeals, as well as applications for special permits, preemption determinations, and waivers of preemption. The types of information collected include: (1) Petitions for Rulemaking: Any person may petition PHMSA to add, amend, or delete a regulation in Parts 110, 130, 171 through 180, or may petition the Office of the Chief Counsel to add, amend, or delete a regulation in Parts 105, 106 or 107. (2) Appeals: Except as provided in § 106.40(e), any person may submit an appeal to our actions in accordance with the Appeals procedures found in §§ 106.110 through 106.130. (3) Application for Special Permit: Any person applying for a special permit must include the citation of the specific regulation from which the applicant seeks relief; specification of the proposed mode or modes of transportation; detailed description of the proposed special permit (e.g., alternative packaging, test, procedure or PO 00000 Frm 00173 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 activity), including as appropriate, written descriptions, drawings, flow charts, plans and other supporting documents, etc. (4) Application for Preemption Determination: With the exception of highway routing matters covered under 49 U.S.C. 5125(c), any person directly affected by any requirement of a State, political subdivision, or Indian tribe may apply to the Chief Counsel for a determination whether that requirement is preempted by § 107.202(a), (b) or (c). The application must include the text of the State or political subdivision or Indian tribe requirement for which the determination is sought; specify each requirement of the Federal hazardous materials transportation law, regulations issued under the Federal hazardous material transportation law, or hazardous material transportation security regulations or directives issued by the Secretary of Homeland Security with which the applicant seeks the State or political subdivision or Indian tribe requirement to be compared; explain why the applicant believes the State or political subdivision or Indian tribe requirement should or should not be preempted under the standards of § 107.202; and state how the applicant is affected by the State or political subdivision or Indian tribe requirement. (5) Waivers of Preemption: With the exception of requirements preempted under 49 U.S.C. 5125(c), any person may apply to the Chief Counsel for a waiver of preemption with respect to any requirement that: (1) The State or political subdivision thereof or Indian tribe acknowledges to be preempted under the Federal hazardous materials transportation law, or (2) that has been determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be so preempted. The Chief Counsel may waive preemption with respect to such requirement upon a determination that such requirement affords an equal or greater level of protection to the public than is afforded by the requirements of the Federal hazardous materials transportation law or the regulations issued thereunder, and does not unreasonably burden commerce. The information collected under these application procedures is used in the review process by PHMSA in determining the merits of the petitions for rulemakings and for reconsideration of rulemakings, as well as applications for special permits, preemption determinations, and waivers of preemption to the HMR. The procedures governing these petitions for rulemaking and for reconsideration of rulemakings are covered in Subpart B of Part 106. Applications for special permits, E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 250 / Monday, December 30, 2013 / Notices preemption determinations, and waivers of preemption are covered under Subparts B and C of Part 107. Rulemaking procedures enable PHMSA to determine if a rule change is necessary, is consistent with public interest, and maintains a level of safety equal to or superior to that of current regulations. Special permit procedures provide the information required for analytical purposes to determine if the requested relief provides for a comparable level of safety as provided by the HMR. Preemption procedures provide information for PHMSA to determine whether a requirement of a State, political subdivision, or Indian tribe is preempted under 49 U.S.C. 5125, or regulations issued thereunder, or whether a waiver of preemption should be issued. Affected Public: Shippers, carriers, packaging manufacturers, and other affected entities. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Number of Respondents: 3,304. Total Annual Responses: 4,294. Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,899. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Title: Radioactive (RAM) Transportation Requirements. OMB Control Number: 2137–0510. Summary: This information collection consolidates and describes the information collection provisions in the HMR involving the transportation of radioactive materials in commerce. Information collection requirements for RAM include: shipper notification to consignees of the dates of shipment of RAM; expected arrival; special loading/ unloading instructions; verification that shippers using foreign-made packages hold a foreign competent authority certificate and verification that the terms of the certificate are being followed for RAM shipments being made into this country; and specific handling instructions from shippers to carriers for fissile RAM, bulk shipments of low specific activity RAM, and packages of RAM which emit high levels of external radiation. These information collection requirements help to establish that proper packages are used for the type of radioactive material being transported; external radiation levels do not exceed prescribed limits; and packages are handled appropriately and delivered in a timely manner, so as to ensure the safety of the general public, transport workers, and emergency responders. Affected Public: Shippers and carriers of radioactive materials in commerce. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Number of Respondents: 3,817. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:15 Dec 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 Total Annual Responses: 21,519. Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,270. Frequency of collection: On occasion. Title: Hazardous Materials Public Sector Training and Planning Grants. OMB Control Number: 2137–0586. Summary: Part 110 of 49 CFR sets forth the procedures for reimbursable grants for public sector planning and training in support of the emergency planning and training efforts of States, Indian tribes, and local communities to manage hazardous materials emergencies, particularly those involving transportation. Sections in this part address information collection and recordkeeping with regard to applying for grants, monitoring expenditures, and reporting and requesting modifications. Affected Public: State and local governments, Indian tribes. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Annual Respondents: 68. Annual Responses: 68. Annual Burden Hours: 5,290. Frequency of collection: On occasion. Title: Cargo Tank Motor Vehicles in Liquefied Compressed Gas Service. OMB Control Number: 2137–0595. Summary: These information collection and recordkeeping requirements pertain to the manufacture, certification, inspection, repair, maintenance, and operation of certain Department of Transportation (DOT) specification and nonspecification cargo tank motor vehicles used to transport liquefied compressed gases. These requirements are intended to ensure cargo tank motor vehicles used to transport liquefied compressed gases are operated safely, and to minimize the potential for catastrophic releases during unloading and loading operations. They include: (1) Requirements for operators of cargo tank motor vehicles in liquefied compressed gas service to develop operating procedures applicable to unloading operations and carry the operating procedures on each vehicle; (2) inspection, maintenance, marking, and testing requirements for the cargo tank discharge system, including delivery hose assemblies; and (3) requirements for emergency discharge control equipment on certain cargo tank motor vehicles transporting liquefied compressed gases that must be installed and certified by a Registered Inspector. Affected Public: Carriers in liquefied compressed gas service, manufacturers and repairers. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Number of Respondents: 6,958. PO 00000 Frm 00174 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79563 Total Annual Responses: 920,538. Total Annual Burden Hours: 200,914. Frequency of collection: On occasion. Delmer F. Billings, Senior Regulatory Advisor, Standards and Rulemaking Division. [FR Doc. 2013–31162 Filed 12–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0492] Proposed Information Collection (VA MATIC Authorization); Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to this notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to deduct insurance premiums from policyholder’s bank account. SUMMARY: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before February 28, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M33), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0492’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 632–8924 or FAX (202) 632–8925. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct DATES: E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2013-0002 (Notice No. 13-22)]


Information Collection Activities

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), 
Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces that the Information Collection Requests (ICR) 
abstracted below will be forwarded to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and comments. The ICRs describe the nature of 
the information collections and their expected burden. A Federal 
Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on 
these collections of information was published in the Federal Register 
on October 25, 2013 [78 FR 64049] under Docket No. PHMSA-2013-0002 
(Notice No. 13-14).

DATE: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
January 29, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including 
suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for PHMSA, 725 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503. Comments are invited on: whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the Department, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department'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 most 
effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number or Regulation Identification Number (RIN) for this 
notice. Internet users may access comments received by DOT at: http://www.regulations.gov. Note that comments received will be posted without 
change to: http://

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www.regulations.gov including any personal information provided.
    Requests for a copy of an information collection should be directed 
to Steven Andrews or T. Glenn Foster, Standards and Rulemaking Division 
(PHH-12), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE., East Building, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20590-
0001, Telephone (202) 366-8553.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Andrews or T. Glenn Foster, 
Standards and Rulemaking Division (PHH-12), Pipeline and Hazardous 
Materials Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., East 
Building, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001, Telephone (202) 366-
8553.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1320.8(d), Title 5, Code of Federal 
Regulations requires PHMSA to provide interested members of the public 
and affected agencies an opportunity to comment on information 
collection and recordkeeping requests. This notice identifies 
information collection requests that PHMSA will be submitting to OMB 
for renewal and extension. These information collections are contained 
in 49 CFR 171.6 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR 
Parts 171-180). PHMSA has revised burden estimates, where appropriate, 
to reflect current reporting levels or adjustments based on changes in 
proposed or final rules published since the information collections 
were last approved. The following information is provided for each 
information collection: (1) Title of the information collection, 
including former title if a change is being made; (2) OMB control 
number; (3) summary of the information collection activity; (4) 
description of affected public; (5) estimate of total annual reporting 
and recordkeeping burden; and (6) frequency of collection. PHMSA will 
request a three-year term of approval for each information collection 
activity and, when approved by OMB, publish a notice of the approval in 
the Federal Register.
    PHMSA requests comments on the following information collections:
    Title: Inspection and Testing of Portable Tanks and Intermediate 
Bulk Containers.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0018.
    Summary: This information collection consolidates provisions for 
documenting qualifications, inspections, tests, and approvals 
pertaining to the manufacture and use of portable tanks and 
intermediate bulk containers under various provisions of the HMR. It is 
necessary to ascertain whether portable tanks and intermediate bulk 
containers have been qualified, inspected, and retested in accordance 
with the HMR. The information is used to verify that certain portable 
tanks and intermediate bulk containers meet required performance 
standards prior to their being authorized for use, and to document 
periodic requalification and testing to ensure the packagings have not 
deteriorated due to age or physical abuse to a degree that would render 
them unsafe for the transportation of hazardous materials.
    Affected Public: Manufacturers and owners of portable tanks and 
intermediate bulk containers.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Number of Respondents: 8,770.
    Total Annual Responses: 86,100.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 66,390.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.
    Title: Rulemaking and Special Permit Petitions.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0051.
    Summary: This collection of information applies to rulemaking 
procedures regarding the HMR. Specific areas covered in this 
information collection include Part 105, Subpart A and Subpart B, 
``Hazardous Materials Program Definitions and General Procedures''; 
Part 106, Subpart B, ``Participating in the Rulemaking Process''; Part 
107, Subpart B, ``Special Permits''; and Part 107, Subpart C, 
``Preemption.'' The Federal hazardous materials transportation law 
directs the Secretary of Transportation to prescribe regulations for 
the safe transportation of hazardous materials in commerce. We are 
authorized to accept petitions for rulemaking and appeals, as well as 
applications for special permits, preemption determinations, and 
waivers of preemption. The types of information collected include:
    (1) Petitions for Rulemaking: Any person may petition PHMSA to add, 
amend, or delete a regulation in Parts 110, 130, 171 through 180, or 
may petition the Office of the Chief Counsel to add, amend, or delete a 
regulation in Parts 105, 106 or 107.
    (2) Appeals: Except as provided in Sec.  106.40(e), any person may 
submit an appeal to our actions in accordance with the Appeals 
procedures found in Sec. Sec.  106.110 through 106.130.
    (3) Application for Special Permit: Any person applying for a 
special permit must include the citation of the specific regulation 
from which the applicant seeks relief; specification of the proposed 
mode or modes of transportation; detailed description of the proposed 
special permit (e.g., alternative packaging, test, procedure or 
activity), including as appropriate, written descriptions, drawings, 
flow charts, plans and other supporting documents, etc.
    (4) Application for Preemption Determination: With the exception of 
highway routing matters covered under 49 U.S.C. 5125(c), any person 
directly affected by any requirement of a State, political subdivision, 
or Indian tribe may apply to the Chief Counsel for a determination 
whether that requirement is preempted by Sec.  107.202(a), (b) or (c). 
The application must include the text of the State or political 
subdivision or Indian tribe requirement for which the determination is 
sought; specify each requirement of the Federal hazardous materials 
transportation law, regulations issued under the Federal hazardous 
material transportation law, or hazardous material transportation 
security regulations or directives issued by the Secretary of Homeland 
Security with which the applicant seeks the State or political 
subdivision or Indian tribe requirement to be compared; explain why the 
applicant believes the State or political subdivision or Indian tribe 
requirement should or should not be preempted under the standards of 
Sec.  107.202; and state how the applicant is affected by the State or 
political subdivision or Indian tribe requirement.
    (5) Waivers of Preemption: With the exception of requirements 
preempted under 49 U.S.C. 5125(c), any person may apply to the Chief 
Counsel for a waiver of preemption with respect to any requirement 
that: (1) The State or political subdivision thereof or Indian tribe 
acknowledges to be preempted under the Federal hazardous materials 
transportation law, or (2) that has been determined by a court of 
competent jurisdiction to be so preempted. The Chief Counsel may waive 
preemption with respect to such requirement upon a determination that 
such requirement affords an equal or greater level of protection to the 
public than is afforded by the requirements of the Federal hazardous 
materials transportation law or the regulations issued thereunder, and 
does not unreasonably burden commerce.
    The information collected under these application procedures is 
used in the review process by PHMSA in determining the merits of the 
petitions for rulemakings and for reconsideration of rulemakings, as 
well as applications for special permits, preemption determinations, 
and waivers of preemption to the HMR. The procedures governing these 
petitions for rulemaking and for reconsideration of rulemakings are 
covered in Subpart B of Part 106. Applications for special permits,

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preemption determinations, and waivers of preemption are covered under 
Subparts B and C of Part 107. Rulemaking procedures enable PHMSA to 
determine if a rule change is necessary, is consistent with public 
interest, and maintains a level of safety equal to or superior to that 
of current regulations. Special permit procedures provide the 
information required for analytical purposes to determine if the 
requested relief provides for a comparable level of safety as provided 
by the HMR. Preemption procedures provide information for PHMSA to 
determine whether a requirement of a State, political subdivision, or 
Indian tribe is preempted under 49 U.S.C. 5125, or regulations issued 
thereunder, or whether a waiver of preemption should be issued.
    Affected Public: Shippers, carriers, packaging manufacturers, and 
other affected entities.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Number of Respondents: 3,304.
    Total Annual Responses: 4,294.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,899.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Title: Radioactive (RAM) Transportation Requirements.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0510.
    Summary: This information collection consolidates and describes the 
information collection provisions in the HMR involving the 
transportation of radioactive materials in commerce. Information 
collection requirements for RAM include: shipper notification to 
consignees of the dates of shipment of RAM; expected arrival; special 
loading/unloading instructions; verification that shippers using 
foreign-made packages hold a foreign competent authority certificate 
and verification that the terms of the certificate are being followed 
for RAM shipments being made into this country; and specific handling 
instructions from shippers to carriers for fissile RAM, bulk shipments 
of low specific activity RAM, and packages of RAM which emit high 
levels of external radiation. These information collection requirements 
help to establish that proper packages are used for the type of 
radioactive material being transported; external radiation levels do 
not exceed prescribed limits; and packages are handled appropriately 
and delivered in a timely manner, so as to ensure the safety of the 
general public, transport workers, and emergency responders.
    Affected Public: Shippers and carriers of radioactive materials in 
commerce.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Number of Respondents: 3,817.
    Total Annual Responses: 21,519.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,270.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.

    Title: Hazardous Materials Public Sector Training and Planning 
Grants.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0586.
    Summary: Part 110 of 49 CFR sets forth the procedures for 
reimbursable grants for public sector planning and training in support 
of the emergency planning and training efforts of States, Indian 
tribes, and local communities to manage hazardous materials 
emergencies, particularly those involving transportation. Sections in 
this part address information collection and recordkeeping with regard 
to applying for grants, monitoring expenditures, and reporting and 
requesting modifications.
    Affected Public: State and local governments, Indian tribes.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Annual Respondents: 68.
    Annual Responses: 68.
    Annual Burden Hours: 5,290.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.

    Title: Cargo Tank Motor Vehicles in Liquefied Compressed Gas 
Service.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0595.
    Summary: These information collection and recordkeeping 
requirements pertain to the manufacture, certification, inspection, 
repair, maintenance, and operation of certain Department of 
Transportation (DOT) specification and non-specification cargo tank 
motor vehicles used to transport liquefied compressed gases. These 
requirements are intended to ensure cargo tank motor vehicles used to 
transport liquefied compressed gases are operated safely, and to 
minimize the potential for catastrophic releases during unloading and 
loading operations. They include: (1) Requirements for operators of 
cargo tank motor vehicles in liquefied compressed gas service to 
develop operating procedures applicable to unloading operations and 
carry the operating procedures on each vehicle; (2) inspection, 
maintenance, marking, and testing requirements for the cargo tank 
discharge system, including delivery hose assemblies; and (3) 
requirements for emergency discharge control equipment on certain cargo 
tank motor vehicles transporting liquefied compressed gases that must 
be installed and certified by a Registered Inspector.
    Affected Public: Carriers in liquefied compressed gas service, 
manufacturers and repairers.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Number of Respondents: 6,958.
    Total Annual Responses: 920,538.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 200,914.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.

Delmer F. Billings,
Senior Regulatory Advisor, Standards and Rulemaking Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-31162 Filed 12-27-13; 8:45 am]
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