Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 6268-6269 [2014-02176]

Download as PDF 6268 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 22 / Monday, February 3, 2014 / Notices comprise 3.4% of the total 49,011 allocations authorized elsewhere in the SFRA. In addition, there are 254,013 air tour operations authorized as of 2013 under contract with the Hualapai tribe that are exempt from allocations— bringing the total authorized number of air tour operations in the park to 347,984. The 1721 total FAA allocations are 0.5% of the total 347,984 authorized air tour operations. Analysis shows that such a small number of QT operations on existing routes will not cumulatively increase noise at the park and will not diminish the substantial restoration of natural quiet. The provision of FAAheld allocations to commercial air tour operators through amendments to their operations specifications is categorically excluded from more detailed environmental review. Issued in Hawthorne, CA on: January 28, 2014. Dale Bouffiou, Deputy Regional Administrator, WesternPacific Region, Federal Aviation Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–02184 Filed 1–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA 2014–0011–N–1] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). 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 request (ICR). Before submitting this ICR 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 April 4, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on any or all of the following proposed mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 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 2130–0552.’’ Alternatively, comments may be 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 are brief summaries of three currently approved information collection activities that FRA will submit for clearance by OMB as required under the PRA: Title: Locomotive Cab Sanitation Standards OMB Control Number: 2130–0552 Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection Abstract: The collection of information is used by FRA to promote rail safety and the health of railroad workers by ensuring that all locomotive crew members have access to toilet/ sanitary facilities—on as needed basis— which are functioning and hygienic. Also, the collection of information is used by FRA to ensure that railroads repair defective locomotive toilet/ sanitary facilities within 10 calendar days of the date on which these units becomes defective. Form Number(s): N/A. Affected Public: Businesses. Frequency of Submission: One-time. Respondent Universe: 744 railroads. Reporting Burden: CFR section Respondent universe Total annual responses 229.137 (d)—Defective Locomotive Toilet Facility—Tagging. 744 railroads .......................... 11,700 tags/notices ................ VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:46 Jan 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 Average time per response (seconds) 90 Total annual burden hours 293 6269 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 22 / Monday, February 3, 2014 / Notices Average time per response (seconds) Total annual burden hours CFR section Respondent universe Total annual responses 229.137 (e) Defective But Sanitary Locomotive Toilet Facility—Tagging. 229.137 (f) Switching or Transfer Service— Defective Locomotive Toilet Facility—Notation on Daily Inspection Report. 744 railroads .......................... 7,956 tags/notices .................. 90 199 744 railroads .......................... 93,600 notations .................... 30 780 Total Estimated Responses: 113,256. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 1,272 hours. Status: Regular Review. 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. statements for consideration. Due to limited conference lines, notification of intent to participate must be made with Timothy Shepard. For more information please contact Mr. Shepard at 1–888– 912–1227 or 206–220–6095, or write TAP Office, 915 2nd Avenue, MS W– 406, Seattle, WA 98174, or contact us at the Web site: https://www.improveirs.org. The agenda will include a discussion on various letters, and other issues related to written communications from the IRS. Dated: Issued in Washington, DC., on January 23, 2014. Rebecca Pennington, Chief Financial Officer. Dated: January 29, 2014. Otis Simpson, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 2014–02176 Filed 1–31–14; 8:45 am] to participate must be made with Linda Rivera. For more information please contact: Ms. Rivera at 1–888–912–1227 or (202) 317–3337, or write TAP Office, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 1509- National Office, Washington, DC 20224, or contact us at the Web site: https://www.improveirs.org. The committee will be discussing Toll-free issues and public input is welcomed. Dated: January 29, 2014. Otis Simpson, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. BILLING CODE 4830–01–P [FR Doc. 2014–02171 Filed 1–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P [FR Doc. 2014–02167 Filed 1–31–14; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Internal Revenue Service Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Toll-Free Phone Line Project Committee. Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Communications Project Committee Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Notices and Correspondence Project Committee Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of Meeting. AGENCY: An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Notices and Correspondence Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. DATES: The meeting will be held Wednesday, February 19, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy Shepard at 1–888–912–1227 or 206–220–6095. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that a meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Notices and Correspondence Project Committee will be held Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at 12 p.m. Eastern Time via teleconference. The public is invited to make oral comments or submit written mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:46 Jan 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of Meeting. AGENCY: An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Toll-Free Phone Line Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. DATES: The meeting will be held Wednesday, February 19, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Rivera at 1–888–912–1227 or (202) 317–3337. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that an open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Toll-Free Phone Line Project Committee will be held Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time via teleconference. The public is invited to make oral comments or submit written statements for consideration. Due to limited conference lines, notification of intent SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of Meeting. AGENCY: An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Communications Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. DATES: The meeting will be held Thursday, February 20, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Smiley or Patti Robb at 1–888– 912–1227 or 414–231–2360. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 22 (Monday, February 3, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-02176]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA 2014-0011-N-1]


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

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 request (ICR). Before submitting this 
ICR 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 April 4, 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 2130-0552.'' 
Alternatively, comments may be 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 are brief summaries of three currently approved information 
collection activities that FRA will submit for clearance by OMB as 
required under the PRA:
    Title: Locomotive Cab Sanitation Standards
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0552
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection
    Abstract: The collection of information is used by FRA to promote 
rail safety and the health of railroad workers by ensuring that all 
locomotive crew members have access to toilet/sanitary facilities--on 
as needed basis--which are functioning and hygienic. Also, the 
collection of information is used by FRA to ensure that railroads 
repair defective locomotive toilet/sanitary facilities within 10 
calendar days of the date on which these units becomes defective.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Frequency of Submission: One-time.
    Respondent Universe: 744 railroads.
    Reporting Burden:

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                                                                                   Average time
            CFR section              Respondent universe        Total annual       per response    Total annual
                                                                 responses           (seconds)     burden hours
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229.137 (d)--Defective Locomotive   744 railroads........  11,700 tags/notices..              90             293
 Toilet Facility--Tagging.

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229.137 (e) Defective But Sanitary  744 railroads........  7,956 tags/notices...              90             199
 Locomotive Toilet Facility--
 Tagging.
229.137 (f) Switching or Transfer   744 railroads........  93,600 notations.....              30             780
 Service--Defective Locomotive
 Toilet Facility--Notation on
 Daily Inspection Report.
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    Total Estimated Responses: 113,256.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 1,272 hours.
    Status: Regular Review.
    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.

    Dated: Issued in Washington, DC., on January 23, 2014.
Rebecca Pennington,
Chief Financial Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-02176 Filed 1-31-14; 8:45 am]
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