Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 15795-15797 [2014-06159]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 55 / Friday, March 21, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2014–0011–N–6] 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. DATES: Comments must be received no later than May 20, 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 2130–0005.’’ 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Mar 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15795 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: Hours of Service Regulations. OMB Control Number: 2130–0005. Abstract: FRA amended its hours of service recordkeeping regulations, to add substantive hours of service regulations, including maximum onduty periods, minimum off-duty periods, and other limitations, for train employees (e.g., locomotive engineers and conductors) providing commuter and intercity rail passenger transportation on August 12, 2011. See 76 FR 50359. The new substantive regulations require that railroads employing such train employees analyze and mitigate the risks for fatigue in the schedules worked by these train employees, and that the railroads submit to FRA for its approval the relevant schedules and fatigue mitigation plans. This final rule also made corresponding changes to FRA’s hours of service recordkeeping regulation to require railroads to keep hours of service records and report excess service to FRA in an manner consistent with the new substantive requirements. This regulation was authorized by the Rail Safety Improvement Act (RSIA) of 2008. The information collected under this rule is used by FRA and its inspectors to ensure compliance with the Hours of Service Laws and the requirements of this regulation. In particular, the new information collected as a result of new Subpart F is used by FRA to verify that the employees of covered commuter and intercity passenger railroads do not exceed maximum on-duty periods, abide by minimum off-duty periods, and adhere to other limitations set forth in this regulation to enhance rail safety and reduce the risk of accidents/ incidents caused by train employee fatigue, as well as those accident/ incidents where fatigue of train employees served as a contributory factor. Form Number(s): FRA F 6180.3. Affected Public: Businesses. Respondent Universe: 768 railroads/ signal contractors. Frequency of Submission: On occasion/monthly. Reporting Burden: E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 15796 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 55 / Friday, March 21, 2014 / Notices Total annual burden hours CFR section Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response 228.11—Hours of Duty Records ...................... 768 railroads/signal contractors. 150 Dispatch Offices .............. 27,429,750 records ....... 2,856,125 200,750 records ............ 1 min./.5 min./10 minutes. 3 hours ................. 300 railroads ........................... 50 railroads ............................. 2,670 reports ................. 1 petition ....................... 2 hours ................. 16 hours ............... 5,340 16 9 railroads ............................... 5 modifications .............. 120 hours ............. 600 9 railroads ............................... 1 program with system security etc.. 100 electronic records access procedures. 47,000 trained employees. 2200 trained employees 720 hours ............. 720 30 minutes ........... 50 1 hour ................... 47,000 1 hour ................... 2,200 2 petition ....................... 10 hours ............... 20 280 railroads ........................... 5 exemption requests ... 8 hours ................. 40 140 railroads ........................... 10 exemption requests 2 hours ................. 20 140 railroads ........................... 5 exemption requests ... 30 minutes ........... 3 168 railroads ........................... 28 analyses ................... 8 hours ................. 2,240 168 railroads ........................... 20 reports ...................... 2 hours ................. 40 168 railroads ........................... 168 railroads ........................... 15 plans ........................ 15 submissions ............. 4 hours ................. 4 hours ................. 60 60 168 railroads ........................... 5 submissions ............... 4 hours ................. 20 168 railroads ........................... 20 decisions .................. 2 hours ................. 40 168 railroads ........................... 148 written declarations 1 hour ................... 148 168 railroads ........................... 168 railroads ........................... 2 documents ................. 28 analyses ................... 2 hours ................. 4 hours ................. 4 112 168 railroads ........................... 168 railroads ........................... 168 railroads ........................... Railroad Employees/Employee Organizations. 2 documents ................. 28 plans ........................ 20 consults .................... 5 statements ................. 2 4 4 2 ................. ................. ................. ................. 4 112 80 10 168 railroads ........................... 168 railroads ........................... 20 hours ............... 1 hour ................... 580 10,200 1 hour ................... 5 minutes ............. 1 hour ................... 150 863 100 15 hours ............... 60 228.17—Dispatcher’s Records of Train Movements. 228.19—Monthly Reports of Excess Service .. 228.103—Construction of Employee Sleeping Quarters—Petitions to Allow Construction near Work Area. 228.203—Program Components—Electronic Recordkeeping—Modification for Daylight Savings Time. —System Security/Individual User I.D./P Program Logic Capabilities/Search Capabilities. 228.205—Access to Electronic Records—System Access Procedures for Inspectors. 228.207—Training in Use of Electronic System—Initial Training. —Refresher Training ........................................ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 49 U.S.C. 21102(b)—The Federal Hours of Service Laws—Petitions for Exemption from Laws. 228.403—Exemption Requests from Passenger/Commuter Railroads. —Initial Exemption Requests from Tourist/Excursion Railroads. —Renewal Exemption Requests from Tourist/ Excursion Railroads. 228.407—Analysis of Work Schedules Submissions. —Reports to FRA of Work Schedules that Violate Fatigue Threshold. —Fatigue Mitigation Plans Submitted to FRA —Submission of Work Schedules Using Validation Model Violating Threshold that can Be Mitigated by Tools. —Submission of Work Schedules Using Validation Model Violating Threshold that cannot Be Mitigated by Tools. —Railroad Determination of Necessary Schedules. —Railroad Declaration that No Work Schedule Needs to Be Submitted to FRA for Violating Fatigue Threshold. —Corrected Work Schedules/Etc. ................... —Submission of Follow-Up Analysis by Railroad Due to Work Schedule Change. —Corrected Work Schedules/Etc. ................... —Updated Fatigue Mitigation Plans ................ —Railroad Consultation with Employees ......... —Filed Statements with FRA by Employees and Employee Organizations Unable to Reach Consensus with Railroad on Work Schedules or Mitigation Tools. 228.411—Training Programs ........................... —Employee Initial Training .............................. 768 railroads/signal contractors. 768 railroads/signal contractors. 768 railroads/signal contractors. 10 railroads ............................. —New Employees Initial Training .................... —Records of Training ...................................... —Written Declaration by Tourist Railroads for Exclusion from This Section’s Requirements. —Appendix D: Guidance on Fatigue Management Plan. 168 railroads ........................... 168 railroads ........................... 140 railroads ........................... 29 programs .................. 10,200 trained employees. 150 trained employees 10,350 records .............. 100 written declarations 168 railroads ........................... 4 plans .......................... Estimated Annual Burden: 3,529,267 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Mar 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 hours hours hours hours 602,250 to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 55 / Friday, March 21, 2014 / Notices Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Rebecca Pennington, Chief Financial Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–06159 Filed 3–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [Docket No. FTA–2013–0038] Notice of Buy America Waiver for the Pad and Rubber Boot of a Concrete Block for a Low Vibration Track System AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of Buy America waiver. In response to the MTA Capital Construction Company’s (MTACC) request for a Buy America waiver for the pad and rubber boot of a concrete block for the Low Vibration Track (LVT) system that it is constructing on behalf of New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) operating agency, New York City Transit (NYCT), the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) hereby waives its Buy America requirements on the basis of non-availability for the pad and rubber boot—components of the concrete blocks used in MTA’s LVT system. This waiver is limited to Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway Project and is valid only for the pads and rubber boots already procured for this project. SUMMARY: This waiver is effective immediately. DATES: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary J. Lee, FTA Attorney-Advisor, at (202) 366–0985 or mary.j.lee@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this notice is to announce that FTA is granting a non-availability waiver for the procurement of pads and rubber boots that are a part of the concrete blocks used for NYCT’s LVT system. This LVT system currently is under construction as part of Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway Project, which is an FTA-funded project. This waiver is limited to Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway Project and is valid only for the pads and boots already procured for use in this project. With certain exceptions, FTA’s Buy America requirements prevent FTA from obligating an amount that may be appropriated to carry out its program for a project unless ‘‘the steel, iron, and manufactured goods used in the project are produced in the United States.’’ 49 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Mar 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 U.S.C. 5323(j)(1). A manufactured product is considered produced in the United States if: (1) All of the manufacturing processes for the product take place in the United States; and (2) all of the components of the product are of U.S. origin. A component is considered of U.S. origin if it is manufactured in the United States, regardless of the origin of its subcomponents. 49 CFR 661.5(d). If, however, FTA determines that ‘‘the steel, iron, and goods produced in the United States are not produced in a sufficient and reasonably available amount or are not of a satisfactory quality,’’ then FTA may issue a waiver (non-availability waiver). 49 U.S.C. 5323(j)(2)(B); 49 CFR 661.7(c). On September 11, 2013, MTACC formally requested a Buy America waiver for the pad and rubber boot. This request came after FTA issued a June 20, 2013 decision that the pad and rubber boot were components of the concrete block—the manufactured end product. According to MTACC, the LVT system for which the two components would be used to address operational noise and vibration issues, which had been identified as significant adverse impacts in the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision for the Second Avenue Subway Project. In addition, among other things, the LVT system is designed to meet National Fire Protection Association requirements and the vertical and horizontal gap tolerances between the platform and the train floor required to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Furthermore, according to MTA, the LVT system has a proven performance history, an expected useful life in excess of 60 years, and would meet the performance requirements of MTA– NYCT’s standard specifications. In its September 11, 2013 request, MTACC also stated that it had, at the time of the procurement, believed that the pad and rubber boot were subcomponents and that they could be foreign-sourced while remaining in compliance with FTA’s Buy America requirements. Notwithstanding FTA’s caution and this pending waiver request, MTACC has continued to proceed with construction of its LVT system. On December 17, 2013, FTA published a Federal Register notice requesting comment on MTACC’s waiver request. 78 FR 76402. No comments were received to the docket. Concurrently, FTA is working with the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), to determine if there are U.S. manufacturers that may be PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15797 willing and able to manufacture the pad and rubber boot. Notwithstanding FTA’s research and the possibility that there may be a pad and rubber boot domestically manufactured in the future, because testing of any new product for MTA’s LVT system likely would halt the Second Avenue Subway project and could cause an additional delay of over one year, FTA is hereby granting a nonavailability waiver for the pad and rubber boot. As stated above, this waiver is limited to Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway Project and is valid only for the pads and boots already procured for use in this project. For any potential Buy America waiver requests that MTA and its operating administrations may decide to make in the future regarding the pad and the rubber boot (or other materials), FTA expects that such requests will be made prior to contract award. While MTACC originally procured the pad and the rubber boot based upon its belief that those items were subcomponents, MTA is now aware that the pad and rubber boot are components of the concrete block. Therefore, FTA will carefully scrutinize any future waiver requests per 49 CFR 661.7(c) and such waiver requests are unlikely to be granted if FTA determines that MTA has not continued its good faith efforts to seek U.S.-manufactured pads and rubber boots. FTA views good faith efforts to include, among other things, engaging U.S. manufacturers in an effort to develop components that are made in the United States, or seeking technical assistance from FTA. Dana Nifosi, Deputy Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2014–06220 Filed 3–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2014–0030] Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Request for extension of a currently approved collection of information. AGENCY: This notice solicits public comments on continuation of the requirements for the collection of information on safety standards. Before SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2014-0011-N-6]


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 20, 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 2130-0005.'' 
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: Hours of Service Regulations.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0005.
    Abstract: FRA amended its hours of service recordkeeping 
regulations, to add substantive hours of service regulations, including 
maximum on-duty periods, minimum off-duty periods, and other 
limitations, for train employees (e.g., locomotive engineers and 
conductors) providing commuter and intercity rail passenger 
transportation on August 12, 2011. See 76 FR 50359. The new substantive 
regulations require that railroads employing such train employees 
analyze and mitigate the risks for fatigue in the schedules worked by 
these train employees, and that the railroads submit to FRA for its 
approval the relevant schedules and fatigue mitigation plans. This 
final rule also made corresponding changes to FRA's hours of service 
recordkeeping regulation to require railroads to keep hours of service 
records and report excess service to FRA in an manner consistent with 
the new substantive requirements. This regulation was authorized by the 
Rail Safety Improvement Act (RSIA) of 2008. The information collected 
under this rule is used by FRA and its inspectors to ensure compliance 
with the Hours of Service Laws and the requirements of this regulation. 
In particular, the new information collected as a result of new Subpart 
F is used by FRA to verify that the employees of covered commuter and 
intercity passenger railroads do not exceed maximum on-duty periods, 
abide by minimum off-duty periods, and adhere to other limitations set 
forth in this regulation to enhance rail safety and reduce the risk of 
accidents/incidents caused by train employee fatigue, as well as those 
accident/incidents where fatigue of train employees served as a 
contributory factor.
    Form Number(s): FRA F 6180.3.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Respondent Universe: 768 railroads/signal contractors.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion/monthly.
    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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228.11--Hours of Duty Records..  768 railroads/signal   27,429,750        1 min./.5 min./10            2,856,125
                                  contractors.           records.          minutes.
228.17--Dispatcher's Records of  150 Dispatch Offices.  200,750 records.  3 hours...............         602,250
 Train Movements.
228.19--Monthly Reports of       300 railroads........  2,670 reports...  2 hours...............           5,340
 Excess Service.
228.103--Construction of         50 railroads.........  1 petition......  16 hours..............              16
 Employee Sleeping Quarters--
 Petitions to Allow
 Construction near Work Area.
228.203--Program Components--    9 railroads..........  5 modifications.  120 hours.............             600
 Electronic Recordkeeping--
 Modification for Daylight
 Savings Time.
--System Security/Individual     9 railroads..........  1 program with    720 hours.............             720
 User I.D./ Program Logic                                system security
 Capabilities/Search                                     etc..
 Capabilities.
228.205--Access to Electronic    768 railroads/signal   100 electronic    30 minutes............              50
 Records--System Access           contractors.           records access
 Procedures for Inspectors.                              procedures.
228.207--Training in Use of      768 railroads/signal   47,000 trained    1 hour................          47,000
 Electronic System--Initial       contractors.           employees.
 Training.
--Refresher Training...........  768 railroads/signal   2200 trained      1 hour................           2,200
                                  contractors.           employees.
49 U.S.C. 21102(b)--The Federal  10 railroads.........  2 petition......  10 hours..............              20
 Hours of Service Laws--
 Petitions for Exemption from
 Laws.
228.403--Exemption Requests      280 railroads........  5 exemption       8 hours...............              40
 from Passenger/Commuter                                 requests.
 Railroads.
--Initial Exemption Requests     140 railroads........  10 exemption      2 hours...............              20
 from Tourist/Excursion                                  requests.
 Railroads.
--Renewal Exemption Requests     140 railroads........  5 exemption       30 minutes............               3
 from Tourist/Excursion                                  requests.
 Railroads.
228.407--Analysis of Work        168 railroads........  28 analyses.....  8 hours...............           2,240
 Schedules Submissions.
--Reports to FRA of Work         168 railroads........  20 reports......  2 hours...............              40
 Schedules that Violate Fatigue
 Threshold.
--Fatigue Mitigation Plans       168 railroads........  15 plans........  4 hours...............              60
 Submitted to FRA.
--Submission of Work Schedules   168 railroads........  15 submissions..  4 hours...............              60
 Using Validation Model
 Violating Threshold that can
 Be Mitigated by Tools.
--Submission of Work Schedules   168 railroads........  5 submissions...  4 hours...............              20
 Using Validation Model
 Violating Threshold that
 cannot Be Mitigated by Tools.
--Railroad Determination of      168 railroads........  20 decisions....  2 hours...............              40
 Necessary Schedules.
--Railroad Declaration that No   168 railroads........  148 written       1 hour................             148
 Work Schedule Needs to Be                               declarations.
 Submitted to FRA for Violating
 Fatigue Threshold.
--Corrected Work Schedules/Etc.  168 railroads........  2 documents.....  2 hours...............               4
--Submission of Follow-Up        168 railroads........  28 analyses.....  4 hours...............             112
 Analysis by Railroad Due to
 Work Schedule Change.
--Corrected Work Schedules/Etc.  168 railroads........  2 documents.....  2 hours...............               4
--Updated Fatigue Mitigation     168 railroads........  28 plans........  4 hours...............             112
 Plans.
--Railroad Consultation with     168 railroads........  20 consults.....  4 hours...............              80
 Employees.
--Filed Statements with FRA by   Railroad Employees/    5 statements....  2 hours...............              10
 Employees and Employee           Employee
 Organizations Unable to Reach    Organizations.
 Consensus with Railroad on
 Work Schedules or Mitigation
 Tools.
228.411--Training Programs.....  168 railroads........  29 programs.....  20 hours..............             580
--Employee Initial Training....  168 railroads........  10,200 trained    1 hour................          10,200
                                                         employees.
--New Employees Initial          168 railroads........  150 trained       1 hour................             150
 Training.                                               employees.
--Records of Training..........  168 railroads........  10,350 records..  5 minutes.............             863
--Written Declaration by         140 railroads........  100 written       1 hour................             100
 Tourist Railroads for                                   declarations.
 Exclusion from This Section's
 Requirements.
--Appendix D: Guidance on        168 railroads........  4 plans.........  15 hours..............              60
 Fatigue Management Plan.
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    Estimated Annual Burden: 3,529,267 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.


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

Rebecca Pennington,
Chief Financial Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-06159 Filed 3-20-14; 8:45 am]
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