Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 12263-12264 [2014-04665]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 42 / Tuesday, March 4, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2014–0011–N–5] 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 activities. Before submitting the information collection request (ICR) below for clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below. SUMMARY: Comments must be received no later than May 5, 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 25, 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 2130–0594.’’ Alternatively, comments may be transmitted via facsimile to (202) 493– 6216 or (202) 493–6479, or via email to Mr. Brogan at Robert.Brogan@dot.gov, or to Ms. Toone at Kimberly.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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: 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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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: Railroad Safety Appliance Standards (Miscellaneous Revisions). OMB Control Number: 2130–0594. Abstract: FRA amended the regulations related to safety appliance arrangements on railroad equipment on April 28, 2011. See 76 FR 23714. The amendments are intended to promote the safe placement and securement of safety appliances on modern rail equipment by establishing a process for the review and approval of existing industry standards. This process permits railroad industry representatives to submit requests for the approval of existing industry standards relating to the safety appliance arrangements on newly constructed railroad cars, locomotives, tenders, or other rail vehicles in lieu of the specific provisions currently contained in part 231. It is anticipated that this special approval process enhances railroad safety by allowing FRA to consider technological advancements and ergonomic design standards for new car construction and ensuring that modern rail equipment complies with the applicable statutory and safety-critical regulatory requirements related to safety appliances while also providing the flexibility to efficiently address safety appliance requirements on new designs in the future for railroad cars, locomotives, tenders, or other rail vehicles. The information collected under this regulation is used by FRA to better serve the goal of adapting to changes in modern rail car design while also facilitating statutory and regulatory compliance. Form Number(s): N/A. Affected Public: Businesses. Respondent Universe: 734 railroads/ labor unions/general public. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Reporting Burden: CFR section Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response 231.33—Procedure for Special Approval of Existing Industry Safety Appliance Standards—Filing of Petitions: AAR (Industry Rep.) ................. 5 petitions ................ 160 hours ..... VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:07 Mar 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12263 E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 Total annual burden hours 800 12264 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 42 / Tuesday, March 4, 2014 / Notices Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response AAR (Industry Rep.) ................. 5 statements ............ 30 minutes ... 3 AAR (Industry Rep.) ................. 565 petition copies .. 2 hours ......... 1,130 5 RR Labor Unions/General Public. 728 Railroads/5 Labor Groups/ General Public. AAR/5 RR Labor Unions/General Public. AAR (Industry Rep.) ................. 15 statements .......... 7 hours ......... 105 25 comments ........... 6 hours ......... 150 1 hearing ................. 8 hours ......... 8 3 hours ......... 3 AAR (Industry Rep.) ................. 1 amended document. 5 petitions for modification. 160 hours ..... 800 AAR (Industry Rep.) ................. 5 statements ............ 30 minutes ... 3 AAR (Industry Rep.) ................. 565 petition copies .. 2 hours ......... 1,130 5 RR Labor Unions/General Public. 728 Railroads/5 Labor Groups/ General Public. AAR (Industry Rep.) ................. 15 statements .......... 7 hours ......... 105 25 comments ........... 6 hours ......... 150 1 amended document. 3 hours ......... 3 CFR section —Affirmative Statement by Petitioner that a Petition Copy has been served on Rep. of Employees Responsible for Equipment’s Operation/Inspection/Testing/Maintenance. —Service of Each Special Approval Petition on Parties Designated in section 231.33(c). —Statement of Interest in Reviewing Special Approval Filed with FRA. —Comments on Petitions for Special Approval ... —Disposition of Petitions: Hearing on Petition for Special Approval. —Disposition of Petitions: Petition Returned by FRA Requesting Additional Information. 231.35—Procedure for Modification of An Approved Industry Safety Appliance Standard for New Car Construction—Filing of Petitions: —Affirmative Statement by Petitioner that a Petition Copy has been served on Rep. of Employees Responsible for Equipment’s Operation/Inspection/Testing/Maintenance. —Service of Each Special Approval Petition on Parties Designated in section 231.35(b). —Statement of Interest in Reviewing Special Approval Filed with FRA. —Comments on Petitions for Modification ........... —Disposition of Petitions: Petition Returned by FRA Requesting Additional Information. Estimated Annual Burden: 4,390 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 25 February 2014. Rebecca Pennington, Chief Financial Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–04665 Filed 3–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Notice of Applications for Modification of Special Permit Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:07 Mar 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: List of applications for modification of special permits. In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation’s Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the applications described herein. This notice is abbreviated to expedite docketing and public notice. Because the sections affected, modes of transportation, and the nature of application have been shown in earlier Federal Register publications, they are not repeated here. Requests for modification of special permits (e.g. to provide for additional hazardous materials, packaging design changes, additional mode of transportation, etc.) are described in footnotes to the application number. Application numbers with the suffix ‘‘M’’ denote a modification request. These applications have been separated from the new application for special permits to facilitate processing. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total annual burden hours Comments must be received on or before March 19, 2014. DATES: Send comments to: Record Center, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation Washington, DC 20590. Comments should refer to the application number and be submitted in triplicate. If confirmation of receipt of comments is desired, include a selfaddressed stamped postcard showing the special permit number. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the applications are available for inspection in the Records Center, East Building, PHH–30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington DC or at https://regulations.gov. This notice of receipt of applications for modification of special permit is published in accordance with Part 107 of the Federal hazardous materials transportation law (49 U.S.C. 5117(b); 49 CFR 1.53(b)). Issued in Washington, DC, on February 18, 2014. Donald Burger, Chief, General Approvals and Permits. E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 42 (Tuesday, March 4, 2014)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2014-0011-N-5]


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 activities. Before submitting the 
information collection request (ICR) 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 May 5, 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 25, 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 2130-0594.'' 
Alternatively, comments may be transmitted via facsimile to (202) 493-
6216 or (202) 493-6479, or via email to Mr. Brogan at 
Robert.Brogan@dot.gov, or to Ms. Toone at Kimberly.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: Railroad Safety Appliance Standards (Miscellaneous 
Revisions).
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0594.
    Abstract: FRA amended the regulations related to safety appliance 
arrangements on railroad equipment on April 28, 2011. See 76 FR 23714. 
The amendments are intended to promote the safe placement and 
securement of safety appliances on modern rail equipment by 
establishing a process for the review and approval of existing industry 
standards. This process permits railroad industry representatives to 
submit requests for the approval of existing industry standards 
relating to the safety appliance arrangements on newly constructed 
railroad cars, locomotives, tenders, or other rail vehicles in lieu of 
the specific provisions currently contained in part 231. It is 
anticipated that this special approval process enhances railroad safety 
by allowing FRA to consider technological advancements and ergonomic 
design standards for new car construction and ensuring that modern rail 
equipment complies with the applicable statutory and safety-critical 
regulatory requirements related to safety appliances while also 
providing the flexibility to efficiently address safety appliance 
requirements on new designs in the future for railroad cars, 
locomotives, tenders, or other rail vehicles. The information collected 
under this regulation is used by FRA to better serve the goal of 
adapting to changes in modern rail car design while also facilitating 
statutory and regulatory compliance.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Respondent Universe: 734 railroads/labor unions/general public.
    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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231.33--Procedure for Special     AAR (Industry Rep.)  5 petitions........  160 hours...........             800
 Approval of Existing Industry
 Safety Appliance Standards--
 Filing of Petitions:

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    --Affirmative Statement by    AAR (Industry Rep.)  5 statements.......  30 minutes..........               3
     Petitioner that a Petition
     Copy has been served on
     Rep. of Employees
     Responsible for Equipment's
     Operation/Inspection/
     Testing/Maintenance.
    --Service of Each Special     AAR (Industry Rep.)  565 petition copies  2 hours.............           1,130
     Approval Petition on
     Parties Designated in
     section 231.33(c).
    --Statement of Interest in    5 RR Labor Unions/   15 statements......  7 hours.............             105
     Reviewing Special Approval    General Public.
     Filed with FRA.
    --Comments on Petitions for   728 Railroads/5      25 comments........  6 hours.............             150
     Special Approval.             Labor Groups/
                                   General Public.
    --Disposition of Petitions:   AAR/5 RR Labor       1 hearing..........  8 hours.............               8
     Hearing on Petition for       Unions/General
     Special Approval.             Public.
    --Disposition of Petitions:   AAR (Industry Rep.)  1 amended document.  3 hours.............               3
     Petition Returned by FRA
     Requesting Additional
     Information.
231.35--Procedure for             AAR (Industry Rep.)  5 petitions for      160 hours...........             800
 Modification of An Approved                            modification.
 Industry Safety Appliance
 Standard for New Car
 Construction--Filing of
 Petitions:
    --Affirmative Statement by    AAR (Industry Rep.)  5 statements.......  30 minutes..........               3
     Petitioner that a Petition
     Copy has been served on
     Rep. of Employees
     Responsible for Equipment's
     Operation/Inspection/
     Testing/Maintenance.
    --Service of Each Special     AAR (Industry Rep.)  565 petition copies  2 hours.............           1,130
     Approval Petition on
     Parties Designated in
     section 231.35(b).
    --Statement of Interest in    5 RR Labor Unions/   15 statements......  7 hours.............             105
     Reviewing Special Approval    General Public.
     Filed with FRA.
    --Comments on Petitions for   728 Railroads/5      25 comments........  6 hours.............             150
     Modification.                 Labor Groups/
                                   General Public.
    --Disposition of Petitions:   AAR (Industry Rep.)  1 amended document.  3 hours.............               3
     Petition Returned by FRA
     Requesting Additional
     Information.
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    Estimated Annual Burden: 4,390 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 25 February 2014.
Rebecca Pennington,
Chief Financial Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-04665 Filed 3-3-14; 8:45 am]
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