Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 45585-45586 [2014-18499]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 150 / Tuesday, August 5, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2014–0011–N–15] 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 October 6, 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 2130–0595.’’ 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD 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 requirements in a ‘‘user friendly’’ format to improve the use of such information; FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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: Safety and Health Requirements Related to Camp Cars. OMB Control Number: 2130–0595. Abstract: To carry out a 2008 Congressional rulemaking mandate, FRA issued new regulations on October 31, 2011. See 76 FR 67073. New subpart E of part 228 prescribed minimum safety and health requirements for camp cars that a railroad provides as sleeping quarters to any of its train employees, signal employees, and dispatching service employees (covered-service employees) and individuals employed to maintain its right of way. Under separate but related statutory authority, FRA also amended its regulations at 49 CFR part 228, subpart C regarding construction of employee sleeping quarters. In particular, FRA’s existing guidelines with respect to the location, in relation to switching or humping of hazardous material, of a camp car that is occupied exclusively by individual’s employed to maintain a railroad’s right of way are being replaced with regulatory amendments prohibiting a railroad from positioning such a camp car in the immediate vicinity of the switching or humping of hazardous material. Finally, FRA made miscellaneous changes to part 228, clarifying its provision on applicability, removing an existing provision on the pre-emptive effect of part 228 as unnecessary, and moving, without changing, an existing provision on penalties for violation of part 228 from subpart B to subpart A. The information collected under this rule is used by FRA to ensure that railroads operating camp cars comply with all the requirements mandated in this regulation in order to protect the health and safety of camp car occupants. Form Number(s): N/A. Affected Public: Businesses. Respondent Universe: 1 Class I railroad. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Reporting Burden: CFR section Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response 228.323—Copy—Water Hydrant/Hoses/Nozzle Inspections .. —Hydrant/Hoses/Nozzle Inspections—Records ............. 1 railroad .. 1 railroad .. 740 Inspections ...................... 740 Records .......................... 3 minutes ............ 2 minutes ............ VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:16 Aug 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00164 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45585 E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1 Total annual burden hours 37 25 45586 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 150 / Tuesday, August 5, 2014 / Notices Respondent universe CFR section —Copy of records at Central Location ............................ —Training—For Individuals to Fill Potable Water Systems. —Training Materials ......................................................... —Certification from State/Local Health Authority ............ —Certification by Laboratory ........................................... —Certification Copies ...................................................... —Draining/Flushing and Record ...................................... —Occupant Report of Taste Problem ............................. —Draining/Flushing and Record When Taste Report ..... —Lab Tests from Taste Report ....................................... —Lab Report Copies ....................................................... —Signage (for Non-Potable Water) ................................. 228.331—First Aid and Life Safety: —Master Emergency Plan ............................................... —Master Emergency Plan Copies ................................... —Modified Emergency Preparedness Plans ................... —Modified Emergency Preparedness Plan Copies ........ 228.333—Remedial Action —Oral Report of Needed Repair ..................................... Total Estimated Responses: 11,522. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 892 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 July 31, 2014. Rebecca Pennington, Chief Financial Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–18499 Filed 8–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:16 Aug 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 Total annual responses Average time per response 1 railroad .. 1 railroad .. 740 Record copies ................. 37 Trained employees ........... 10 seconds ......... 15 minutes .......... 2 9 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 railroad railroad railroad railroad railroad railroad railroad railroad railroad railroad .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 1 Set of training materials ...... 666 Certificates ...................... 74 Certificates ........................ 740 Certification copies ......... 111 Records .......................... 10 Taste reports .................... 10 Records ............................ 10 Tests/certificates ............... 10 Lab report copies .............. 740 Signs ............................... 4 hours ............... 1 hour ................. 20 minutes .......... 10 seconds ......... 30 minutes .......... 10 seconds ......... 30 minutes .......... 20 minutes .......... 2 minutes ............ 2.5 minutes ......... 4 666 25 2 56 .028 5 3 .3333 31 1 1 1 1 railroad railroad railroad railroad .. .. .. .. 1 Plan ..................................... 292 Copies ............................. 740 Modified Plans ................ 5,840 Plan Copies ................. 1.5 hours ............ 3 seconds ........... 15 minutes .......... 3 seconds ........... 1.5 .2433 19 5 1 railroad .. 30 Reports ............................. 10 seconds ......... .08333 and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on May 6, 2014 (79 FR 25984). The 60-day comment period ended on July 7, 2014. The agency received no comments. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 4, 2014. ADDRESSES: Send comments, within 30 days, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725–17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention NHTSA Desk Officer. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Deborah Mazyck at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Programs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W43–443, Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Mazyck’s telephone number is (202) 366–4139. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Consolidated Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard, 49 PO 00000 Frm 00165 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total annual burden hours CFR Part 541 and Procedures for Selecting Lines to be Covered by The Theft Prevention Standard, 49 CFR Part 542 (OMB Clearance Number 2127– 0539). OMB Number: 2127–0539. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection Abstract: The Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act was amended by the Anti-Car Theft Act of 1992 (Pub. L. 102–519). The enacted Theft Act requires specified parts of high-theft vehicle to be marked with vehicle identification numbers. In a final rule published on April 6, 2004, the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (49 CFR Part 541) was extended to include all passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles and light duty trucks (LDTs) determined to be high-theft (with a gross vehicle weight rating of 6,000 pounds or less) and light duty trucks having major parts that are interchangeable with a majority of the covered major parts of a passenger motor vehicle subject to the theft prevention standard. Each major component part must be either labeled or affixed with the VIN, and its replacement component part must be marked with the DOT symbol, the letter (R) and the manufacturers’ logo. The final rule became effective September 1, 2006. The 1984 Theft Act, as amended by ACTA, requires NHTSA to promulgate a theft prevention standard for the designation of high-theft vehicle lines. The specific lines are to be selected by agreement between the manufacturer and the agency. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2014-0011-N-15]


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 October 6, 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 2130-0595.'' 
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 is a brief summary of currently approved information 
collection activities that FRA will submit for clearance by OMB as 
required under the PRA:
    Title: Safety and Health Requirements Related to Camp Cars.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0595.
    Abstract: To carry out a 2008 Congressional rulemaking mandate, FRA 
issued new regulations on October 31, 2011. See 76 FR 67073. New 
subpart E of part 228 prescribed minimum safety and health requirements 
for camp cars that a railroad provides as sleeping quarters to any of 
its train employees, signal employees, and dispatching service 
employees (covered-service employees) and individuals employed to 
maintain its right of way.
    Under separate but related statutory authority, FRA also amended 
its regulations at 49 CFR part 228, subpart C regarding construction of 
employee sleeping quarters. In particular, FRA's existing guidelines 
with respect to the location, in relation to switching or humping of 
hazardous material, of a camp car that is occupied exclusively by 
individual's employed to maintain a railroad's right of way are being 
replaced with regulatory amendments prohibiting a railroad from 
positioning such a camp car in the immediate vicinity of the switching 
or humping of hazardous material.
    Finally, FRA made miscellaneous changes to part 228, clarifying its 
provision on applicability, removing an existing provision on the pre-
emptive effect of part 228 as unnecessary, and moving, without 
changing, an existing provision on penalties for violation of part 228 
from subpart B to subpart A.
    The information collected under this rule is used by FRA to ensure 
that railroads operating camp cars comply with all the requirements 
mandated in this regulation in order to protect the health and safety 
of camp car occupants.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Respondent Universe: 1 Class I railroad.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
    Reporting Burden:

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                                        Respondent          Total annual       Average time per    Total annual
           CFR section                   universe            responses             response        burden hours
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228.323--Copy--Water Hydrant/      1 railroad.........  740 Inspections....  3 minutes..........              37
 Hoses/Nozzle Inspections.
    --Hydrant/Hoses/Nozzle         1 railroad.........  740 Records........  2 minutes..........              25
     Inspections--Records.

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    --Copy of records at Central   1 railroad.........  740 Record copies..  10 seconds.........               2
     Location.
    --Training--For Individuals    1 railroad.........  37 Trained           15 minutes.........               9
     to Fill Potable Water                               employees.
     Systems.
    --Training Materials.........  1 railroad.........  1 Set of training    4 hours............               4
                                                         materials.
    --Certification from State/    1 railroad.........  666 Certificates...  1 hour.............             666
     Local Health Authority.
    --Certification by Laboratory  1 railroad.........  74 Certificates....  20 minutes.........              25
    --Certification Copies.......  1 railroad.........  740 Certification    10 seconds.........               2
                                                         copies.
    --Draining/Flushing and        1 railroad.........  111 Records........  30 minutes.........              56
     Record.
    --Occupant Report of Taste     1 railroad.........  10 Taste reports...  10 seconds.........            .028
     Problem.
    --Draining/Flushing and        1 railroad.........  10 Records.........  30 minutes.........               5
     Record When Taste Report.
    --Lab Tests from Taste Report  1 railroad.........  10 Tests/            20 minutes.........               3
                                                         certificates.
    --Lab Report Copies..........  1 railroad.........  10 Lab report        2 minutes..........           .3333
                                                         copies.
    --Signage (for Non-Potable     1 railroad.........  740 Signs..........  2.5 minutes........              31
     Water).
228.331--First Aid and Life
 Safety:
    --Master Emergency Plan......  1 railroad.........  1 Plan.............  1.5 hours..........             1.5
    --Master Emergency Plan        1 railroad.........  292 Copies.........  3 seconds..........           .2433
     Copies.
    --Modified Emergency           1 railroad.........  740 Modified Plans.  15 minutes.........              19
     Preparedness Plans.
    --Modified Emergency           1 railroad.........  5,840 Plan Copies..  3 seconds..........               5
     Preparedness Plan Copies.
228.333--Remedial Action
    --Oral Report of Needed        1 railroad.........  30 Reports.........  10 seconds.........          .08333
     Repair.
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    Total Estimated Responses: 11,522.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 892 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 July 31, 2014.
Rebecca Pennington,
Chief Financial Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-18499 Filed 8-4-14; 8:45 am]
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