Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 36860-36861 [2014-15174]

Download as PDF 36860 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 125 / Monday, June 30, 2014 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on June 24, 2014. Lirio Liu, Director, Office of Rulemaking. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA 2014–0011–N–13] Petition for Exemption Docket No.: No. FAA–2014–0367 Petitioner: Trimble Navigation Limited Section of 14 CFR: part 21, 45.23(b), 61.113(a)(b), 61.133(a), 91.7(b), 91.9(b)(2), 91.109(a), 91.119. Description of Relief Sought: Trimble Navigation Limited is seeking an exemption to permit commercial operation of Trimble’s UX5, which weighs 5.5 lbs and performs precision aerial surveys that consist of still photographs taken by onboard cameras. Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration is issuing this notice to advise the public that, effective immediately, it is rescinding the Notice of Intent to rule on the request to release deed restrictions at Yellowstone Airport under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. Section 47125 that was published on January 28, 2014. A re-opening and extension of the comment period was published on March 14, 2014. This rescission is due to the comments received regarding this notice. The request to release the deed restrictions may be reconsidered after further analysis and a Notice of Intent would be published at a later date. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David S. Stelling, Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Northwest Mountain Region, Airports Division, Helena Airports District Office, 2725 Skyway Drive, Suite 2, Helena, Montana 59602. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and its implementing regulations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) hereby announces that it is seeking an extension of the following currently approved information collection activities. On May 7, 2014, the Secretary of Transportation issued Emergency Order Docket No. DOT–OST–2014–0067 (EO), requiring affected railroad carriers to provide certain information to the State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs) for each State in which their trains carrying 1 million gallons or more of Bakken crude oil travel. The information collection activities associated with the Secretary’s Emergency Order received a six-month emergency approval from OMB on May 10, 2014. FRA seeks a regular clearance (extension of the current approval for three years) while it is determining the proper course of action to take after a recent series of train accidents involving the transportation petroleum crude oil, a hazardous material the transportation of which is regulated by the Department of Transportation. Before submitting these information collection requirements for clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below. DATES: [FR Doc. 2014–15195 Filed 6–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Intent to Rule on Request To Release Deed Restrictions at the Yellowstone Airport, West Yellowstone, Montana Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice To Rescind a Notice of Intent to Rule on Request to Release Deed Restrictions at the Yellowstone Airport, West Yellowstone, Montana. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Issued in Helena, Montana, on June 24, 2014. David S. Stelling, Manager, Helena Airports District Office. [FR Doc. 2014–15314 Filed 6–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:01 Jun 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 SUMMARY: Comments must be received no later than August 29, 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 2130–0604.’’ PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 125 / Monday, June 30, 2014 / Notices 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: Secretary of Transportation Emergency Order Docket No. DOT– OST–2014–0067. OMB Control Number: 2130–0604. Abstract: As noted in the summary above, on May 7, 2014, the Secretary of Transportation issued Emergency Order Docket No. DOT–OST–2014–0067 (EO), requiring affected railroad carriers to provide certain information to the State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs) for each State in which their trains carrying 1 million gallons or more of Bakken crude oil travel. This EO is available through the Department’s public docket system at www.regulations.gov, under Docket No. DOT–OST–2014–0067. The EO took effect immediately upon issuance, although affected railroads were permitted 30 days to provide the required information to the SERCs. The EO is the Department’s direct and proactive response to a recent series of train accidents involving the transportation of petroleum crude oil, a hazardous material the transportation of which is regulated by the Department. The most recent accident occurred on April 30, 2014, when a train transporting petroleum crude oil derailed in Lynchburg, Virginia and released approximately 30,000 gallons of its contents into the James River. Further, the EO explains that, with the rising demand for rail transportation of petroleum crude oil throughout the United States, the risk of rail incidents has increased commensurate with the increase in the volume of the material shipped and that there have been several significant derailments in both the U.S. and Canada over the last several months causing deaths and property and environmental damage that involved petroleum crude oil. DOT Respondent universe (railroads) Emergency order item No. emergency orders are rare and the EO itself describes the most recent accidents and circumstances leading the agency to issue the EO. The collection of information included under this EO is aimed at ensuring that railroads that transport in a single train a large quantity of petroleum crude oil (1 million gallons or more), particularly crude oil from the Bakken shale formation in the Williston Basin, provide certain information to the relevant SERCs in each State in which the railroad operates such trains. Ensuring that railroads provide this information to SERCs is critical to ensuring that local and State emergency responders are aware of the large quantities of crude oil that are being transported through their jurisdictions and are prepared to respond to accidents involving such trains should they occur. Form Number(s): N/A. Affected Public: Businesses. Frequency of Submission: One-time; on occasion. Respondent Universe: 47 Railroad Carriers; 50 State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs). Reporting Burden: Total annual responses Average time per response 30 hours ........... 4 hours ............. 3,600. 100. 60 minutes ........ 30 minutes ........ 10. 60. 2 hours ............. 8. 47 47 (3) Notification Copies to FRA .............................................. (4) Requests to RRs by SERCs for Information from Local Emergency Response Agencies Regarding the Volume and Frequency of Train Traffic Implicated by this Emergency Order within that Agency’s Jurisdiction and RR Responses. (5) Petitions to the Secretary/FRA Administrator for Relief from This Emergency Order. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (1) RR Notification to SERCs ............................................... (2) Updated RR Notification to SERCs ................................. 47 47 120 written notifications ........ 25 updated written notifications. 10 notification copies ............ 30 informational assistance requests + 30 informational responses. 47 4 relief petitions ..................... Total Estimated Responses: 219. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 3,778 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. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 24, 2014. Erin McCartney, Acting Chief Financial Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–15174 Filed 6–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:01 Jun 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2011–0093] Petition for Waiver of Compliance In accordance with part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that by a letter dated May 14, 2014, Peninsula Terminal Railway (PT) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an extension of its waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal hours of service laws contained at 49 U.S.C. 21103(a)(4). FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2011–0093. In its petition, PT seeks relief from 49 U.S.C. 21103(a)(4) that in part requires PO 00000 Frm 00143 Fmt 4703 36861 Sfmt 4703 Total annual burden hours a train employee to receive 48 hours off duty after initiating an on-duty period for 6 consecutive days. Specifically, PT seeks a waiver to allow a train employee to initiate an on-duty period, each day, for 6 consecutive days followed by 24 hours off duty. In support of its request, PT explained that it has five train and engine service employees covered by the waiver, and these employees have set hours, set days off, and do not lay over at away-from-home locations. PT provided work schedules for the employees covered by the waiver, which shows them working Monday through Friday, reporting at 7:00 a.m., and working an average of 8 hours, with a crew occasionally working on Sunday for 4 hours or less. PT also explained that all employees covered by the E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA 2014-0011-N-13]


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 an extension of the following 
currently approved information collection activities. On May 7, 2014, 
the Secretary of Transportation issued Emergency Order Docket No. DOT-
OST-2014-0067 (EO), requiring affected railroad carriers to provide 
certain information to the State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs) 
for each State in which their trains carrying 1 million gallons or more 
of Bakken crude oil travel. The information collection activities 
associated with the Secretary's Emergency Order received a six-month 
emergency approval from OMB on May 10, 2014. FRA seeks a regular 
clearance (extension of the current approval for three years) while it 
is determining the proper course of action to take after a recent 
series of train accidents involving the transportation petroleum crude 
oil, a hazardous material the transportation of which is regulated by 
the Department of Transportation. Before submitting these information 
collection requirements 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 August 29, 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 2130-0604.'' 
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

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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: Secretary of Transportation Emergency Order Docket No. DOT-
OST-2014-0067.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0604.
    Abstract: As noted in the summary above, on May 7, 2014, the 
Secretary of Transportation issued Emergency Order Docket No. DOT-OST-
2014-0067 (EO), requiring affected railroad carriers to provide certain 
information to the State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs) for 
each State in which their trains carrying 1 million gallons or more of 
Bakken crude oil travel. This EO is available through the Department's 
public docket system at www.regulations.gov, under Docket No. DOT-OST-
2014-0067. The EO took effect immediately upon issuance, although 
affected railroads were permitted 30 days to provide the required 
information to the SERCs. The EO is the Department's direct and 
proactive response to a recent series of train accidents involving the 
transportation of petroleum crude oil, a hazardous material the 
transportation of which is regulated by the Department. The most recent 
accident occurred on April 30, 2014, when a train transporting 
petroleum crude oil derailed in Lynchburg, Virginia and released 
approximately 30,000 gallons of its contents into the James River. 
Further, the EO explains that, with the rising demand for rail 
transportation of petroleum crude oil throughout the United States, the 
risk of rail incidents has increased commensurate with the increase in 
the volume of the material shipped and that there have been several 
significant derailments in both the U.S. and Canada over the last 
several months causing deaths and property and environmental damage 
that involved petroleum crude oil. DOT emergency orders are rare and 
the EO itself describes the most recent accidents and circumstances 
leading the agency to issue the EO. The collection of information 
included under this EO is aimed at ensuring that railroads that 
transport in a single train a large quantity of petroleum crude oil (1 
million gallons or more), particularly crude oil from the Bakken shale 
formation in the Williston Basin, provide certain information to the 
relevant SERCs in each State in which the railroad operates such 
trains. Ensuring that railroads provide this information to SERCs is 
critical to ensuring that local and State emergency responders are 
aware of the large quantities of crude oil that are being transported 
through their jurisdictions and are prepared to respond to accidents 
involving such trains should they occur.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Frequency of Submission: One-time; on occasion.
    Respondent Universe: 47 Railroad Carriers; 50 State Emergency 
Response Commissions (SERCs).
    Reporting Burden:

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                                     Respondent
     Emergency order item No.         universe         Total annual         Average time per       Total annual
                                     (railroads)        responses               response           burden hours
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(1) RR Notification to SERCs.....              47  120 written          30 hours................          3,600.
                                                    notifications.
(2) Updated RR Notification to                 47  25 updated written   4 hours.................            100.
 SERCs.                                             notifications.
(3) Notification Copies to FRA...              47  10 notification      60 minutes..............             10.
                                                    copies.
(4) Requests to RRs by SERCs for               47  30 informational     30 minutes..............             60.
 Information from Local Emergency                   assistance
 Response Agencies Regarding the                    requests + 30
 Volume and Frequency of Train                      informational
 Traffic Implicated by this                         responses.
 Emergency Order within that
 Agency's Jurisdiction and RR
 Responses.
(5) Petitions to the Secretary/                47  4 relief petitions.  2 hours.................              8.
 FRA Administrator for Relief
 from This Emergency Order.
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    Total Estimated Responses: 219.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 3,778 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.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 24, 2014.
Erin McCartney,
Acting Chief Financial Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-15174 Filed 6-27-14; 8:45 am]
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