Notice and Request for Comments, 2249-2250 [2014-00387]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 8 / Monday, January 13, 2014 / Notices 0275; FMCSA–2011–0298; FMCSA– 2011–0299 and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ and you will find all documents and comments related to the proposed rulemaking. Dated: December 17, 2013. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. Description of Collections [FR Doc. 2014–00363 Filed 1–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Notice and Request for Comments Surface Transportation Board. 30-day notice of request for approval: complaints and petitions. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 that it has submitted a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval of the following information collections: (1) Complaints under 49 U.S.C. 721, 10701–10707, 11101–11103, 11701–11707 (rail), and 14701–14707 (motor, water & intermediaries), and 15901–15906 (pipelines) and 49 CFR 1111; 1 (2) petitions for declaratory orders under 5 U.S.C. 554(e) and 49 U.S.C. 721; and (3) ‘‘catch all’’ petitions (for relief not otherwise specified) under 49 U.S.C. 721 and 49 CFR 1117. Under these statutory and regulatory sections, the Board provides procedures for persons to make a broad range of claims and to seek a broad range of remedies before the Board. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register on April 22, 2013, at 78 FR 23826 (60-day notice). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received. The information collections relevant to these complaints and petitions are described separately below. Regarding any of these collections, comments may now be submitted to OMB 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 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 1 In its 60-day notice, the Board inadvertently failed to include the statutory sections 49 U.S.C. 11101–11103, 14701–14707 and 15901–15906. Under these sections of the Interstate Commerce Act (49 U.S.C. 10101–16106) (ICA), persons may bring complaints against non-rail carriers. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:40 Jan 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. Collection Number 1 Title: Complaints Under 49 CFR 1111. OMB Control Number: 2140–00XX. STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Existing collection in use without an OMB control number. Respondents: Affected shippers, carriers, communities, and other persons that seek redress for alleged violations related to unreasonable rates, unreasonable practices, service issues, and other statutory claims. Number of Respondents: 4. Frequency: On occasion. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, there were 5 complaints of this type filed with the Board by respondents. Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 2,335 hours (estimated hours per complaint (467) × number of FY 2012 complaints (5)). Total ‘‘Non-Hour Burden’’ Cost (such as printing, mailing, and messenger costs): $7,310 (estimated ‘‘non-hour burden’’ cost per complaint ($1,462) × number of FY 2012 responses (5)). Needs and Uses: Under the Board’s regulations, persons may file complaints before the Board seeking redress for alleged violations of provisions of the ICA. In the last few years, the most significant complaints filed at the Board have alleged that a railroad is charging unreasonable rates or that it is engaging in an unreasonable practice. See, e.g., 49 U.S.C 10701, 10704, 11701, 14701, 15901. The collection by the Board of these and other complaints, and the agency’s action in conducting proceedings and ruling on the complaints, enables the Board to meet its statutory duty to grant relief from statutory violations (i.e., unreasonable rates and practices). Collection Number 2 Title: Petitions for Declaratory Orders. OMB Control Number: 2140–00XX. STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Existing collection in use without an OMB control number. Respondents: Affected shippers, carriers, communities, and other persons that seek a declaratory order from the Board to terminate a controversy or remove uncertainty. Number of Respondents: 7. Frequency: On occasion. In FY 2012, there were 7 petitions of this type filed with the Board by respondents. PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2249 Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 1,281 hours (estimated hours per petition (183) × number of petitions (7)). Total ‘‘Non-Hour Burden’’ Cost (such as printing, mailing, and messenger costs): $8,652 (estimated ‘‘non-hour burden’’ cost per petition ($1,236) × number of petitions (7)). Needs and Uses: Under 5 U.S.C. 554(e) and 49 U.S.C. 721, the Board may issue a declaratory order to terminate a controversy or remove uncertainty. Petitions for declaratory order cover a broad range of requests. In recent years, petitions filed with the Board have sought declaratory orders on issues such as whether the provisions of the ICA and the Board’s regulations preempt state and local laws (i.e., local permitting and land use laws) and even whether certain railroad practices are appropriate and legal. The collection by the Board of these petitions for declaratory order helps the Board to more efficiently meet its statutory duty to regulate the rail industry. Collection Number 3 Title: Petitions for relief not otherwise provided. OMB Control Number: 2140–00XX. STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Existing collections in use without an OMB control number. Respondents: Affected shippers, carriers, communities, and other persons that seek relief from violations of the ICA that are not otherwise specifically provided for under the Board’s other regulatory provisions. Number of Respondents: 6. Frequency: On occasion. In FY 2012, there were 9 petitions of this type filed with the Board by respondents. Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 220.5 hours (estimated hours per petition (24.5) × number of petitions (9)). Total ‘‘Non-Hour Burden’’ Cost (such as printing, mailing, and messenger costs): $630 (estimated ‘‘non-hour burden’’ cost per petition ($70) × number of petitions (9)). Needs and Uses: Under 49 U.S.C. 721 and 49 CFR 1117 (the Board’s catch all petition provision), shippers, carriers, and the public in general may seek relief (such as waivers of the Board’s regulations) not otherwise specifically provided for under the Board’s other regulatory provisions. Under § 1117.1, such petitions should contain three items: (a) A short, plain statement of jurisdiction, (b) a short, plain statement of petitioner’s claim, and (c) request for relief. The collection by the Board of these petitions enables the Board to more fully meet its statutory duty to E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1 2250 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 8 / Monday, January 13, 2014 / Notices regulate the rail industry by granting relief to respondents. Retention Period: Information in these collections is maintained by the Board for 10 years, after which it is transferred to the National Archives as permanent records. DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by February 12, 2014. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be identified as ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act Comments, Surface Transportation Board’’ and should identify the collection(s) that the comments address. These comments should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Patrick Fuchs, Surface Transportation Board Desk Officer, by fax at (202) 395–5167; by mail at OMB, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20500; or by email to oira—submission@ omb.eop.gov or faxed to them at (202) 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marilyn Levitt, (202) 245–0269. [Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: (800) 877–8339.] Relevant STB regulations are referenced below and may be viewed on the STB’s Web site under E-Library > Reference: STB Rules, http://www.stb.dot.gov/stb/ elibrary/ref_stbrules.html. 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 that persons submit reports, keep records, or provide information to the agency, third parties, or the public. Section 3507(b) of the PRA requires, concurrent with an agency’s submitting a collection to OMB for approval, a 30-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: January 8, 2014. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2014–00387 Filed 1–10–14; 8:45 am] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Debt Management Advisory Committee Meeting Notice is hereby given, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 10(a)(2), that a VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:40 Jan 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 meeting will be held at the Hay-Adams Hotel, 16th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC, on February 4, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. of the following debt management advisory committee: Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee of The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. The agenda for the meeting provides for a charge by the Secretary of the Treasury or his designate that the Committee discuss particular issues and conduct a working session. Following the working session, the Committee will present a written report of its recommendations. The meeting will be closed to the public, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 10(d) and Public Law 103–202, section 202(c)(1)(B) (31 U.S.C. 3121 note). This notice shall constitute my determination, pursuant to the authority placed in heads of agencies by 5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 10(d) and vested in me by Treasury Department Order No. 101– 05, that the meeting will consist of discussions and debates of the issues presented to the Committee by the Secretary of the Treasury and the making of recommendations of the Committee to the Secretary, pursuant to Public Law 103–202, section 202(c)(1)(B). Thus, this information is exempt from disclosure under that provision and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3)(B). In addition, the meeting is concerned with information that is exempt from disclosure under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(A). The public interest requires that such meetings be closed to the public because the Treasury Department requires frank and full advice from representatives of the financial community prior to making its final decisions on major financing operations. Historically, this advice has been offered by debt management advisory committees established by the several major segments of the financial community. When so utilized, such a committee is recognized to be an advisory committee under 5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 3. Although the Treasury’s final announcement of financing plans may not reflect the recommendations provided in reports of the Committee, premature disclosure of the Committee’s deliberations and reports would be likely to lead to significant financial speculation in the securities market. Thus, this meeting falls within the exemption covered by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(A). Treasury staff will provide a technical briefing to the press on the day before the Committee meeting, following the release of a statement of economic PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 conditions and financing estimates. This briefing will give the press an opportunity to ask questions about financing projections. The day after the Committee meeting, Treasury will release the minutes of the meeting, any charts that were discussed at the meeting, and the Committee’s report to the Secretary. The Office of Debt Management is responsible for maintaining records of debt management advisory committee meetings and for providing annual reports setting forth a summary of Committee activities and such other matters as may be informative to the public consistent with the policy of 5 U.S.C. 552(b). The Designated Federal Officer or other responsible agency official who may be contacted for additional information is Fred Pietrangeli, Director for Office of Debt Management (202) 622–1876. Dated: January 7, 2014. Matthew S. Rutherford, Assistant Secretary, (Financial Markets). [FR Doc. 2014–00298 Filed 1–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–M DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900—NEW] Wrist Conditions Disability Benefits; Correction Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published an information collection notice in a Federal Register on November 15, 2013 (78 FR 689), that omitted 60-day Federal Register notice information. This document corrects the error by adding the Federal Register notice information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, at (202) 632–7492. SUMMARY: Correction In FR Doc. 2013–27395, published on November 15, 2013, at 78FR68905, make the following corrections. On page 68906, in the first column, under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section heading, above the Affected Public heading, add the following information: ‘‘An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 8 (Monday, January 13, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2249-2250]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board


Notice and Request for Comments

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION: 30-day notice of request for approval: complaints and 
petitions.

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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 that it has submitted a request to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for approval of the following information collections: (1) 
Complaints under 49 U.S.C. 721, 10701-10707, 11101-11103, 11701-11707 
(rail), and 14701-14707 (motor, water & intermediaries), and 15901-
15906 (pipelines) and 49 CFR 1111; \1\ (2) petitions for declaratory 
orders under 5 U.S.C. 554(e) and 49 U.S.C. 721; and (3) ``catch all'' 
petitions (for relief not otherwise specified) under 49 U.S.C. 721 and 
49 CFR 1117. Under these statutory and regulatory sections, the Board 
provides procedures for persons to make a broad range of claims and to 
seek a broad range of remedies before the Board. The Board previously 
published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register on 
April 22, 2013, at 78 FR 23826 (60-day notice). That notice allowed for 
a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
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    \1\ In its 60-day notice, the Board inadvertently failed to 
include the statutory sections 49 U.S.C. 11101-11103, 14701-14707 
and 15901-15906. Under these sections of the Interstate Commerce Act 
(49 U.S.C. 10101-16106) (ICA), persons may bring complaints against 
non-rail carriers.
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    The information collections relevant to these complaints and 
petitions are described separately below. Regarding any of these 
collections, comments may now be submitted to OMB 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.

Description of Collections

Collection Number 1

    Title: Complaints Under 49 CFR 1111.
    OMB Control Number: 2140-00XX.
    STB Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Existing collection in use without an OMB control 
number.
    Respondents: Affected shippers, carriers, communities, and other 
persons that seek redress for alleged violations related to 
unreasonable rates, unreasonable practices, service issues, and other 
statutory claims.
    Number of Respondents: 4.
    Frequency: On occasion. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, there were 5 
complaints of this type filed with the Board by respondents.
    Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 2,335 
hours (estimated hours per complaint (467) x number of FY 2012 
complaints (5)).
    Total ``Non-Hour Burden'' Cost (such as printing, mailing, and 
messenger costs): $7,310 (estimated ``non-hour burden'' cost per 
complaint ($1,462) x number of FY 2012 responses (5)).
    Needs and Uses: Under the Board's regulations, persons may file 
complaints before the Board seeking redress for alleged violations of 
provisions of the ICA. In the last few years, the most significant 
complaints filed at the Board have alleged that a railroad is charging 
unreasonable rates or that it is engaging in an unreasonable practice. 
See, e.g., 49 U.S.C 10701, 10704, 11701, 14701, 15901. The collection 
by the Board of these and other complaints, and the agency's action in 
conducting proceedings and ruling on the complaints, enables the Board 
to meet its statutory duty to grant relief from statutory violations 
(i.e., unreasonable rates and practices).

Collection Number 2

    Title: Petitions for Declaratory Orders.
    OMB Control Number: 2140-00XX.
    STB Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Existing collection in use without an OMB control 
number.
    Respondents: Affected shippers, carriers, communities, and other 
persons that seek a declaratory order from the Board to terminate a 
controversy or remove uncertainty.
    Number of Respondents: 7.
    Frequency: On occasion. In FY 2012, there were 7 petitions of this 
type filed with the Board by respondents.
    Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 1,281 
hours (estimated hours per petition (183) x number of petitions (7)).
    Total ``Non-Hour Burden'' Cost (such as printing, mailing, and 
messenger costs): $8,652 (estimated ``non-hour burden'' cost per 
petition ($1,236) x number of petitions (7)).
    Needs and Uses: Under 5 U.S.C. 554(e) and 49 U.S.C. 721, the Board 
may issue a declaratory order to terminate a controversy or remove 
uncertainty. Petitions for declaratory order cover a broad range of 
requests. In recent years, petitions filed with the Board have sought 
declaratory orders on issues such as whether the provisions of the ICA 
and the Board's regulations preempt state and local laws (i.e., local 
permitting and land use laws) and even whether certain railroad 
practices are appropriate and legal. The collection by the Board of 
these petitions for declaratory order helps the Board to more 
efficiently meet its statutory duty to regulate the rail industry.

Collection Number 3

    Title: Petitions for relief not otherwise provided.
    OMB Control Number: 2140-00XX.
    STB Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Existing collections in use without an OMB control 
number.
    Respondents: Affected shippers, carriers, communities, and other 
persons that seek relief from violations of the ICA that are not 
otherwise specifically provided for under the Board's other regulatory 
provisions.
    Number of Respondents: 6.
    Frequency: On occasion. In FY 2012, there were 9 petitions of this 
type filed with the Board by respondents.
    Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 220.5 
hours (estimated hours per petition (24.5) x number of petitions (9)).
    Total ``Non-Hour Burden'' Cost (such as printing, mailing, and 
messenger costs): $630 (estimated ``non-hour burden'' cost per petition 
($70) x number of petitions (9)).
    Needs and Uses: Under 49 U.S.C. 721 and 49 CFR 1117 (the Board's 
catch all petition provision), shippers, carriers, and the public in 
general may seek relief (such as waivers of the Board's regulations) 
not otherwise specifically provided for under the Board's other 
regulatory provisions. Under Sec.  1117.1, such petitions should 
contain three items: (a) A short, plain statement of jurisdiction, (b) 
a short, plain statement of petitioner's claim, and (c) request for 
relief. The collection by the Board of these petitions enables the 
Board to more fully meet its statutory duty to

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regulate the rail industry by granting relief to respondents.
    Retention Period: Information in these collections is maintained by 
the Board for 10 years, after which it is transferred to the National 
Archives as permanent records.

DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by 
February 12, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be identified as ``Paperwork 
Reduction Act Comments, Surface Transportation Board'' and should 
identify the collection(s) that the comments address. These comments 
should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Patrick Fuchs, Surface 
Transportation Board Desk Officer, by fax at (202) 395-5167; by mail at 
OMB, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20500; or by email 
to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to them at (202) 395-6974.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marilyn Levitt, (202) 245-0269. 
[Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 
(800) 877-8339.] Relevant STB regulations are referenced below and may 
be viewed on the STB's Web site under E-Library > Reference: STB Rules, 
http://www.stb.dot.gov/stb/elibrary/ref_stbrules.html.

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 
that persons submit reports, keep records, or provide information to 
the agency, third parties, or the public. Section 3507(b) of the PRA 
requires, concurrent with an agency's submitting a collection to OMB 
for approval, a 30-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: January 8, 2014.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2014-00387 Filed 1-10-14; 8:45 am]
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