Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 52409-52413 [2014-20911]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 170 / Wednesday, September 3, 2014 / Notices Issued on August 27, 2014. Thomas J. Smith, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Charleston, West Virginia. 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. [FR Doc. 2014–20919 Filed 9–2–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2014–0011–N–16] 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 requests (ICRs) 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 November 3, 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–_____.’’ 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 52409 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: Roadway Worker Protection. OMB Control Number: 2130–0539. Abstract: This rule establishes regulations governing the protection of railroad employees working on or near railroad tracks. The regulation requires that each railroad devise and adopt a program of on-track safety to provide employees working along the railroad with protection from the hazards of being struck by a train or other on-track equipment. Elements of this on-track safety program include an on-track safety manual; a clear delineation of employers’ responsibilities, as well as employees’ rights and responsibilities thereto; well-defined procedures for communication and protection; and annual on-track safety training. The program adopted by each railroad is subject to review and approval by FRA. Part 214 regulations have been deemed different enough from the part 213 regulations as to require a separate and distinct reporting form (new Form FRA F 6180.119). Regardless of discipline, the FRA inspector will complete the new Roadway Workplace Safety Violation Report Form (FRA F 6180.119) when recommending civil penalties for part 214 infractions. Form Number(s): FRA F 6180.119. Affected Public: Businesses/ Individuals. Respondent Universe: 718 Railroads; 50,000 Roadway Workers. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Reporting Burden: Total annual burden hours CFR Section Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response Form FRA F 6180.119—Part 214 Railroad Workplace Safety Violation Report. 214.303—Railroad On-Track Safety Programs: —Amendments to Programs ........................ 350 Safety Inspectors .. 150 forms ........................ 4 hours .......................... 600 60 Railroads ................. 20 amend. + 584 amend 20 hours; 4 hrs ............. 2,736 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:40 Sep 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 52410 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 170 / Wednesday, September 3, 2014 / Notices Total annual burden hours CFR Section Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response —Subsequent Years: New Programs .......... 214.313—Good Faith Challenges to On-Track Safety Rules. 214.315/335—Supervision +communication: —Regular Job Briefings ................................ —Adjacent-Track Safety Briefings (New) ..... 214.321—Exclusive Track Occupancy: Working Limits: —Written authority to roadway worker in charge. 214.325—Train Coordination—Establishing Working Limits through Communication. 214.327—Inaccessible Track: —Working Limits on Non-controlled Track: Notifications. 214.336—Procedures for Adjacent-Track Movements Over 25 mph: —Notifications/Watchmen/Lookout Warnings —Roadway Worker Communication with Train Engineers or Equipment Operators. —Procedures for Adjacent-Track Movements 25 mph or less. —Notifications/Watchmen/Lookout Warnings. —Roadway Worker Communication with Train Engineers or Equipment Operators. —Exceptions to the requirements in paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) for adjacent-controlled-track on-track safety: Work activities involving certain equipment and purposes—On-Track Job Safety Briefings. 214.337—On-Track Safety Procedures for Lone Workers: Statements by Lone Workers. 214.343/345/347/349/351/353/355—training ....... —Additional on-track safety training (New) .. —Records of Training ................................... 5 New Railroads ........... 20 Railroads ................. 5 new prog. ..................... 80 challenges ................. 250 hours ...................... 4 hours per challenge ... 1,250 320 50,000 Rdwy Workers .. 24,500 Rdwy Workers .. 16,350,000 brf ................ 2,403,450 brf. ................. 2 minutes ...................... 30 seconds ................... 545,000 20,029 8,583 Roadway Workers. 50,00 Roadway Workers. 700,739 authorities ......... 1 minute ........................ 11,679 36,500 comm. ................. 15 seconds ................... 152 718 Railroads ............... 50,000 notifications ......... 10 minutes .................... 8,333 100 Railroads ............... 100 Railroads ............... 10,000 notific. ................. 3,000 comm. ................... 15 seconds ................... 1 minute ........................ 42 50 100 Railroads ............... 3,000 notific. ................... 15 seconds ................... 13 100 Railroads ............... 1,500 comm .................... 1 minute ........................ 25 100 Railroads ............... 1,030,050 briefings ......... 15 seconds ................... 4,292 718 Railroads ............... 2,080,000 statements ..... 30 seconds ................... 17,333 50,000 Rdwy Workers .. 35,000 Rdwy Workers .. 50,000 Roadway Workers. 50,000 tr. RW ................. 35,000 tr. RW ................. 50,000 records ................ 4.5 hours ....................... 5 min. ............................ 2 min. ............................ 225,000 2,917 1,667 50,000 Rdwy Workers .. 125 notific. ...................... 10 minutes .................... 21 644 Railroads ............... 644 Railroads/200 contractors. 10 procedures ................. 500 lists .......................... 2 hours .......................... 1 hour ............................ 20 500 644 Railroads/200 contractors. 644 Railroads ............... 150 additions/designations. 1,000 stickers ................. 5 minutes ...................... 13 5 minutes ...................... 83 644 Railroads ............... 3,700 identified mechanisms. 5 minutes ...................... 308 703 Railroads ............... 200 mechanisms ............ 5 minutes ...................... 17 644 Railroads ............... 10 minutes; 20 minutes 250 644 Railroads ............... 500 requests + 500 responses. 500 stencils ..................... 5 minutes ...................... 42 644 Railroads ............... 1,000 stencils .................. 5 minutes ...................... 83 644 Railroads ............... 2,000 records .................. 60 minutes .................... 2,000 644 Railroads ............... 644 Railroads ............... 500 tags + 500 reports ... 550 tags + 550 reports ... 10 min.; 15 min ............. 5 min.; 15 min ............... 208 184 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 214.503—Good Faith Challenges; Procedures for Notification and Resolution: —Notifications for Non-Compliant Roadway Maintenance Machines or Unsafe Condition. —Resolution Procedures .............................. 214.505—Required Environmental Control and Protection Systems for New On-Track Roadway Maintenance Machines with Enclosed Cabs: —Designations/Additions to List ................... 214.507—A-Built Light Weight on New Roadway Maintenance Machines. 214.511—Required Audible Warning Devices for New On-Track Roadway Maintenance Machines. 214.513—Retrofitting of Existing On-Track Roadway Maintenance Machines:. —Identification of Triggering Mechanism— Horns. 214.515—Overhead Covers for Existing OnTrack Roadway Maintenance Machines. 214.517—Retrofitting of Existing On-Track Roadway Maintenance Machines Manufactured On or After Jan. 1, 1991. 214.518—Safe and Secure Position for riders:. —Positions identified by stencilings/markings/notices. 214.523—Hi-Rail Vehicles—Inspections/ Records: —Non-Complying Conditions ....................... 214.527—On-Track Roadway Maintenance Machine; Inspection for Compliance and Repair Schedules. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:40 Sep 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 170 / Wednesday, September 3, 2014 / Notices CFR Section Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response 214.533—Schedule of Repairs Subject to Availability of Parts—Records of Compliance with this Section. 644 Railroads ............... 250 records ..................... 15 minutes .................... Total Estimated Responses: 22,816,613. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 845,230 hours. Status: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Title: Conductor Certification. OMB Control Number: 2130–0596. Abstract: On November 9, 2011, FRA issued regulations for certification of conductors, as required by the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008. See 76 FR 69802. This rule requires railroads to have a formal program for certifying conductors. As part of that program, railroads are required to have a formal process for training prospective conductors and determining that all persons are competent before permitting them to serve as a conductor. FRA issued this regulation to ensure that only those persons who meet minimum Federal safety standards serve as conductors, to reduce the rate and number of accidents and incidents, and to improve railroad safety. Although this rule does not propose any specific amendments to the regulation governing locomotive engineer certification, it does highlight areas in that regulation that may require conforming changes. 52411 Total annual burden hours 63 The information collected under this rule is used by FRA to ensure that railroads and their employees fully comply with all the requirements of part 242, including a conductor certification/ recertification program, fitness requirements, initial and periodic testing of conductors, territorial qualifications, etc. Form Number(s): N/A. Affected Public: Businesses. Respondent Universe: 677 railroads. Frequency of Submission: On occasion; annually. Reporting Burden: Total annual burden hours mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES CFR Section/Subject Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response 242.9—Waivers—Petitions .................................. 242.101/103—Certification Program: Written Program for Certifying Conductors. Approval of Design of Programs: —Certification Programs for New RRs ......... —Conductor Certification Submission Copies to Rail Labor Organizations. —Affirmative Statements that Copies of Submissions Sent to RLOs. —Certified Comments on Submissions ........ —Certification Programs Disapproved by FRA and then Revised. —Revised Certification Programs Still Not Conforming and Then Resubmitted. —Certification Programs Materially Modified After Initial FRA Approval. —Materially Modified Programs Disapproved by FRA & Then Revised. —Revised Programs Disapproved and Then Resubmitted. 242.105 —Implementation Schedule: —Designation of Certified Conductors (Class I Railroads). —Issued Certificates (1/3 each year) ........... —Designation of Certified Conductors (Class II and III Railroads). —Issued Certificates (1/3 each year) ........... —Requests for Delayed Certification ........... —Testing/Evaluation to Certify Persons ....... —Testing/Evaluation to Certify Conductors (Class III). 242.107—Types of Service—Reclassification to Diff. Type of Cert. 242.109—Opportunity by RRs for Certification Candidates to Review and Comment on Prior Safety Record 242.111—Prior Safety Conduct As Motor Vehicle Operator: —Eligibility Determinations ........................... —Initial Certification for 60 Days .................. —Recertification for 60 Days ........................ —Driver Info. Not Provided and Request for Waiver by Persons/RR. 677 railroads ................. 677 railroads ................. 10 petitions ..................... 678 programs ................. 3 hours .......................... 160 hrs./581 Hrs./15.5 hrs.. 30 16,799 6 railroads ..................... 677 railroads ................. 6 new prog. ..................... 200 copies ...................... 15.5 hours ..................... 15 minutes .................... 93 50 677 railroads ................. 200 statements ............... 15 minutes .................... 50 677 railroads ................. 677 railroads ................. 35 comments .................. 10 programs ................... 4 hours .......................... 4 hours .......................... 140 40 677 railroads ................. 3 programs ..................... 2 hours .......................... 6 677 railroads ................. 50 programs ................... 2 hours .......................... 100 677 railroads ................. 3 programs ..................... 2 hours .......................... 6 hours 677 railroads ................. 1 program ....................... 2 hours .......................... 2 hours 677 railroads ................. 48,600 designations ....... 5 minutes ...................... 4,050 677 railroads ................. 677 railroads ................. 16,200 certif. ................... 5,400 design. .................. 1 hour ............................ 5 minutes ...................... 16,200 450 677 677 677 627 ................. ................. ................. ................. 1,800 certif. ..................... 5,000 request .................. 1,000 tests ...................... 100 tests ......................... 1 hour ............................ 30 minutes .................... 560 hours ...................... 400 hours ...................... 1,800 2,500 560,000 40,000 677 railroads ................. 8 hours .......................... 200 677 Railroads ............... 25 conductor Tests/Evaluations. 200 records + 200 comments. 30 minutes + 10 minutes. 133 677 677 677 677 1,100 dtrmin. ................... 75 certific. ....................... 125 recertif. ..................... 25 requests ..................... 10 minutes .................... 10 minutes .................... 10 minutes .................... 2 hours .......................... 183 13 21 50 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:40 Sep 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 railroads railroads railroads railroads Railroads Railroads Railroads Railroads Frm 00115 ............... ............... ............... ............... Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 52412 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 170 / Wednesday, September 3, 2014 / Notices Total annual burden hours mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES CFR Section/Subject Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response —Request to Obtain Driver’s License Information From Licensing Agency. —Requests for Additional Information From Licensing Agency. —Notification to RR by Persons of Never Having a License. —Report of Motor Vehicle Incidents ............ —Evaluation of Driving Record .................... —DAC Referral by RR After Report of Driving Drug/Alcohol Incident. —DAC Request and Supply by Persons of Prior Counseling or Treatment. —Conditional Certifications Recommended by DAC. 242.113—Prior Safety Conduct As Employee of a Different Railroad. 242.115—Substance Abuse Disorders and Alcohol Drug Rules Compliance: —Meeting Section’s Eligibility Reqmnt ......... —Written Documents from DAC Person Not Affected by a Disorder. —Self-Referral by Conductors for Substance Abuse Counseling. —Certification Reviews for Occurrence/Documentation of Prior Alcohol/Drug Conduct by Persons/Conductors. —Written Determination That Most Recent Incident Has Occurred. —Notification to Person That Recertification Has Been Denied. —Persons/Conductors Waiving Investigation 242.117—Vision and Hearing Acuity: —Determination Vision Standards Met ........ —Determination Hearing Stds. Met .............. —Additional Gap Hearing Tests ................... —Medical Examiner Certificate That Person Has Been Examined/Passed Test. —Document Standards Met with Conditions —Document Standards Not Met .................. —Notation Person Needs Corrective Device (Glasses/Hearing Aid). —Request for Further Medical Evaluation for New Determination. —Request for Second Retest and Another Medical Evaluation. —Copies of Part 242 Provided to RR Medical Examiners. —Consultations by Medical Examiners with Railroad Officer and Issue of Conditional Certification. —Notification by Certified Conductor of Deterioration of Vision/Hearing. 242.119—Training: —Completion of Training Program ............... —Modification to Training Program .............. —Completion of Training Program by Conductors/Persons + Documents. —Modification of Training Program Due to New Laws/Regulations. —Consultation with Supervisory Employee During Written Test. —Familiarization Training Upon Transfer of RR Ownership. —Continuing Education of Conductors ........ 54,000 Conductors/Persons. 54,000 Conductors/Persons. 54,000 Conductors/Persons. 54,000 Conductors ....... 54,000 Conductors ....... 677 Railroads ............... 18,000 req. ..................... 15 minutes .................... 4,500 25 requests ..................... 10 minutes .................... 4 2 notifications .................. 10 minutes .................... .33 200 reports ..................... 18,000 eval. .................... 180 referrals ................... 10 minutes .................... 15 minutes .................... 5 minutes ...................... 33 4,500 15 677 Railroads ............... 5 requests/Records ........ 30 minutes .................... 3 677 Railroads ............... 50 certificat. .................... 4 hours .......................... 200 54,000 conductors ........ 360 requests/ .................. 360 records ..................... 15 minutes + ................. 30 minutes .................... 270 54,000 conductors ........ 677 railroads ................. 18,000 determinations .... 400 docs. ........................ 2 minutes ...................... 30 minutes .................... 600 200 54,000 conductors ........ 10 self-referrals ............... 10 minutes .................... 2 677 railroads ................. 18,000 reviews ............... 10 minutes .................... 3,000 677 railroads ................. 150 determin. .................. 60 minutes .................... 150 677 railroads ................. 150 notific. ...................... 10 minutes .................... 25 54,000 conductors ........ 100 waivers .................... 10 minutes .................... 17 677 677 677 677 ................. ................. ................. ................. 18,000 deter. .................. 18,000 deter. .................. 200 deter. ....................... 18,000 certif. ................... 20 minutes .................... 20 minutes .................... 20 minutes .................... 2 hours .......................... 6,000 6,000 67 36,000 677 railroads ................. 677 railroads ................. 677 railroads ................. 50 document ................... 25 document ................... 10,000 notes ................... 30 minutes .................... 30 minutes .................... 10 minutes .................... 25 13 1,667 677 railroads ................. 60 minutes + 2 hours ... 300 677 railroads ................. 100 requests + 100 Evals.. 25 requests + 25 Evals. 60 minutes + 2 hours .... 75 677 railroads ................. 677 copies ...................... 60 minutes .................... 677 677 railroads ................. 100 consults + 100 certif. 2 hours + 10 minutes ... 217 677 railroads ................. 10 notific. ........................ 10 minutes .................... 2 677 railroads ................. 677 railroads ................. 54,000 Conductors ....... 36 hours/70 hrs/3 hrs ... 12 hrs/20 hrs/30 min. .... 1 hour/560 hours .......... 3,751 934 10,098,000 677 railroads ................. 678 Programs ................. 678 Programs ................. 18,000 Docs/18,000 Cond.. 30 programs ................... 4 hours .......................... 120 677 railroads ................. 1,000 consult .................. 15 minutes .................... 250 677 railroads ................. 10 trained Conductors .... 8 hours .......................... 80 677 railroads ................. 18,000 cont. trained cond.. 8 hours .......................... 144,000 677 railroads ................. 677 railroads ................. 18,000 deter. .................. 500 Retests .................... 30 minutes .................... 8 hours .......................... 9,000 4,000 677 railroads ................. 18,000 tests + 18,000 recd. 10 minutes + 5 minutes 4,500 242.121—Knowledge Testing: —Determining Eligibility ................................ —Retests/Re-Examinations .......................... 242.123—Monitoring Operational Performance: —Unannounced Compliance Tests and Records. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:40 Sep 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 railroads railroads railroads railroads Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 52413 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 170 / Wednesday, September 3, 2014 / Notices Average time per response —Return to Service That Requires Unannounced Compliance Test/Record. 242.125/127—Certificate Determination by Other Railroads/Other Country: —Determination Made by RR Relying on Another RR’s Certification. —Determination by Another Country ........... 242.203—Retaining Information Supporting Determination—Records. —Amended Electronic Records ................... 242.205—List of Certified Conductors Working in Joint Territory. 242.209—Maintenance of Certificates: —Request to Display Certificate .................. —Notification That Request to Serve Exceeds Certification. 242.211—Replacement of Certificates ................ 242.213—Multiple Certificates: —Notification to Engineer That No Conductor Is On Train. —Notification of Denial of Certification by Individuals Holding Multiple Certifications. 242.215—RR Oversight Responsibility: —RR Review and Analysis of Administration of Certification Program. —Report of Findings by RR to FRA ............. 242.301—Determinations—Territorial Qualification and Joint Operations. —Notification by Persons Who Do Not Meet Territorial Qualification. 242.401—Notification to Candidate of Information That Forms Basis for Denying Certification and Candidate Response. —Written Notification of Denial of Certification. 242.403/405—Criteria for Revoking Certification; Periods of Ineligibility: —Review of Compliance Conduct ................ —Written Determination That the Most Recent Incident Has Occurred. 242.407—Process for Revoking Certification: —Revocation for Violations of Section 242.115(e). —Immediate Suspension of Certificate ........ —Determinations Based on RR Hearing Record. —Hearing Record ......................................... —Written Decisions by RR Official ............... —Service of Written Decision on Employee by RR + RR Service Proof. —Written Waiver of Right to Hearing ........... —Revocation of Certification Based on Information That Another Railroad Has Done So. —Placing Relevant Information in Record Prior to Suspending Certification/Convening Hearing. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Respondent universe 677 railroads ................. 1,000 tests + 1,000 records. 10 minutes + 5 minutes 250 677 railroads ................. 100 determin. .................. 30 minutes .................... 50 677 railroads ................. 677 railroads ................. 200 determin. .................. 18,000 recds ................... 30 minutes .................... 15 minutes .................... 100 4,500 677 railroads ................. 677 railroads ................. 20 records ....................... 625 lists .......................... 60 minutes .................... 60 minutes .................... 20 625 677 railroads ................. 677 railroads ................. 2,000 request/displays .... 1,000 notif. ...................... 2 minutes ...................... 10 minutes .................... 67 167 677 railroads ................. 500 certific. ..................... 5 minutes ...................... 42 677 railroads ................. 5 notification ................... 10 minutes .................... 1 677 railroads ................. 10 notific. ........................ 10 minutes .................... 2 677 railroads ................. 44 reviews/Analyses ....... 40 hours ........................ 1,760 677 railroads ................. 320 railroads ................. 36 reports ....................... 1,080 Deter. .................... 4 hours .......................... 15 minutes .................... 144 270 320 railroads ................. 500 Notific. ...................... 10 minutes .................... 83 677 railroads ................. 40 notific. + 40 responses. 60 minutes/60 minutes 80 677 railroads ................. 40 notific. ........................ 60 minutes .................... 40 677 railroads ................. 677 railroads ................. 950 reviews .................... 950 determin. .................. 10 minutes .................... 60 minutes .................... 158 950 677 railroads ................. 950 Revoked Certificates 8 hours .......................... 7,600 677 railroads ................. 677 railroads ................. 950 suspend Certificates 950 determin. .................. 1 hour ............................ 15 minutes .................... 950 238 677 railroads ................. 677 railroads ................. 677 railroads ................. 30 minutes .................... 2 hours .......................... 10 minutes + 5 minutes 475 1,900 238 54,000 Conductors ....... 677 railroads ................. 950 records ..................... 950 decisions .................. 950 decisions + 950 proofs. 425 waivers .................... 15 revoked Certifications 10 minutes .................... 10 minutes .................... 71 3 677 railroads ................. 100 updated records ...... 1 hour ............................ 100 Total Estimated Responses: 354,076. Total Estimated Total Annual Burden: 3,972,997 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:40 Sep 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 Total annual responses Total annual burden hours CFR Section/Subject displays a currently valid OMB control number. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 28, 2014. Rebecca Pennington, Chief Financial Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–20911 Filed 9–2–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Open Meeting of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans AGENCY: ACTION: Department of the Treasury. Notice of meeting. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2014-0011-N-16]


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 requests (ICRs) 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 November 3, 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-
.'' 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: Roadway Worker Protection.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0539.
    Abstract: This rule establishes regulations governing the 
protection of railroad employees working on or near railroad tracks. 
The regulation requires that each railroad devise and adopt a program 
of on-track safety to provide employees working along the railroad with 
protection from the hazards of being struck by a train or other on-
track equipment. Elements of this on-track safety program include an 
on-track safety manual; a clear delineation of employers' 
responsibilities, as well as employees' rights and responsibilities 
thereto; well-defined procedures for communication and protection; and 
annual on-track safety training. The program adopted by each railroad 
is subject to review and approval by FRA. Part 214 regulations have 
been deemed different enough from the part 213 regulations as to 
require a separate and distinct reporting form (new Form FRA F 
6180.119). Regardless of discipline, the FRA inspector will complete 
the new Roadway Workplace Safety Violation Report Form (FRA F 6180.119) 
when recommending civil penalties for part 214 infractions.
    Form Number(s): FRA F 6180.119.
    Affected Public: Businesses/Individuals.
    Respondent Universe: 718 Railroads; 50,000 Roadway Workers.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
    Reporting Burden:

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                                                                                                        Total
                                                             Total annual        Average time  per      annual
           CFR Section              Respondent universe        responses             response           burden
                                                                                                        hours
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Form FRA F 6180.119--Part 214      350 Safety            150 forms...........  4 hours.............          600
 Railroad Workplace Safety          Inspectors.
 Violation Report.
214.303--Railroad On-Track Safety
 Programs:
    --Amendments to Programs.....  60 Railroads........  20 amend. + 584       20 hours; 4 hrs.....        2,736
                                                          amend.

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    --Subsequent Years: New        5 New Railroads.....  5 new prog..........  250 hours...........        1,250
     Programs.
214.313--Good Faith Challenges to  20 Railroads........  80 challenges.......  4 hours per                   320
 On-Track Safety Rules.                                                         challenge.
214.315/335--Supervision
 +communication:
    --Regular Job Briefings......  50,000 Rdwy Workers.  16,350,000 brf......  2 minutes...........      545,000
    --Adjacent-Track Safety        24,500 Rdwy Workers.  2,403,450 brf.......  30 seconds..........       20,029
     Briefings (New).
214.321--Exclusive Track
 Occupancy: Working Limits:
    --Written authority to         8,583 Roadway         700,739 authorities.  1 minute............       11,679
     roadway worker in charge.      Workers.
214.325--Train Coordination--      50,00 Roadway         36,500 comm.........  15 seconds..........          152
 Establishing Working Limits        Workers.
 through Communication.
214.327--Inaccessible Track:
    --Working Limits on Non-       718 Railroads.......  50,000 notifications  10 minutes..........        8,333
     controlled Track:
     Notifications.
214.336--Procedures for Adjacent-
 Track Movements Over 25 mph:
    --Notifications/Watchmen/      100 Railroads.......  10,000 notific......  15 seconds..........           42
     Lookout Warnings.
    --Roadway Worker               100 Railroads.......  3,000 comm..........  1 minute............           50
     Communication with Train
     Engineers or Equipment
     Operators.
    --Procedures for Adjacent-     100 Railroads.......  3,000 notific.......  15 seconds..........           13
     Track Movements 25 mph or
     less.
    --Notifications/Watchmen/
     Lookout Warnings.
    --Roadway Worker               100 Railroads.......  1,500 comm..........  1 minute............           25
     Communication with Train
     Engineers or Equipment
     Operators.
    --Exceptions to the            100 Railroads.......  1,030,050 briefings.  15 seconds..........        4,292
     requirements in paragraphs
     (a), (b), and (c) for
     adjacent-controlled-track on-
     track safety: Work
     activities involving certain
     equipment and purposes--On-
     Track Job Safety Briefings.
214.337--On-Track Safety           718 Railroads.......  2,080,000 statements  30 seconds..........       17,333
 Procedures for Lone Workers:
 Statements by Lone Workers.
214.343/345/347/349/351/353/355--  50,000 Rdwy Workers.  50,000 tr. RW.......  4.5 hours...........      225,000
 training.
    --Additional on-track safety   35,000 Rdwy Workers.  35,000 tr. RW.......  5 min...............        2,917
     training (New).
    --Records of Training........  50,000 Roadway        50,000 records......  2 min...............        1,667
                                    Workers.
214.503--Good Faith Challenges;
 Procedures for Notification and
 Resolution:
    --Notifications for Non-       50,000 Rdwy Workers.  125 notific.........  10 minutes..........           21
     Compliant Roadway
     Maintenance Machines or
     Unsafe Condition.
    --Resolution Procedures......  644 Railroads.......  10 procedures.......  2 hours.............           20
214.505--Required Environmental    644 Railroads/200     500 lists...........  1 hour..............          500
 Control and Protection Systems     contractors.
 for New On-Track Roadway
 Maintenance Machines with
 Enclosed Cabs:
    --Designations/Additions to    644 Railroads/200     150 additions/        5 minutes...........           13
     List.                          contractors.          designations.
214.507--A-Built Light Weight on   644 Railroads.......  1,000 stickers......  5 minutes...........           83
 New Roadway Maintenance Machines.
214.511--Required Audible Warning  644 Railroads.......  3,700 identified      5 minutes...........          308
 Devices for New On-Track Roadway                         mechanisms.
 Maintenance Machines.
214.513--Retrofitting of Existing
 On-Track Roadway Maintenance
 Machines:.
    --Identification of            703 Railroads.......  200 mechanisms......  5 minutes...........           17
     Triggering Mechanism--Horns.
214.515--Overhead Covers for       644 Railroads.......  500 requests + 500    10 minutes; 20                250
 Existing On-Track Roadway                                responses.            minutes.
 Maintenance Machines.
214.517--Retrofitting of Existing  644 Railroads.......  500 stencils........  5 minutes...........           42
 On-Track Roadway Maintenance
 Machines Manufactured On or
 After Jan. 1, 1991.
214.518--Safe and Secure Position
 for riders:.
    --Positions identified by      644 Railroads.......  1,000 stencils......  5 minutes...........           83
     stencilings/markings/notices.
214.523--Hi-Rail Vehicles--        644 Railroads.......  2,000 records.......  60 minutes..........        2,000
 Inspections/Records:
    --Non-Complying Conditions...  644 Railroads.......  500 tags + 500        10 min.; 15 min.....          208
                                                          reports.
214.527--On-Track Roadway          644 Railroads.......  550 tags + 550        5 min.; 15 min......          184
 Maintenance Machine; Inspection                          reports.
 for Compliance and Repair
 Schedules.

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214.533--Schedule of Repairs       644 Railroads.......  250 records.........  15 minutes..........           63
 Subject to Availability of
 Parts--Records of Compliance
 with this Section.
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    Total Estimated Responses: 22,816,613.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 845,230 hours.
    Status: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection.
    Title: Conductor Certification.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0596.
    Abstract: On November 9, 2011, FRA issued regulations for 
certification of conductors, as required by the Rail Safety Improvement 
Act of 2008. See 76 FR 69802. This rule requires railroads to have a 
formal program for certifying conductors. As part of that program, 
railroads are required to have a formal process for training 
prospective conductors and determining that all persons are competent 
before permitting them to serve as a conductor. FRA issued this 
regulation to ensure that only those persons who meet minimum Federal 
safety standards serve as conductors, to reduce the rate and number of 
accidents and incidents, and to improve railroad safety. Although this 
rule does not propose any specific amendments to the regulation 
governing locomotive engineer certification, it does highlight areas in 
that regulation that may require conforming changes. The information 
collected under this rule is used by FRA to ensure that railroads and 
their employees fully comply with all the requirements of part 242, 
including a conductor certification/recertification program, fitness 
requirements, initial and periodic testing of conductors, territorial 
qualifications, etc.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Respondent Universe: 677 railroads.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion; annually.
    Reporting Burden:

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                                                                                                        Total
                                                             Total annual        Average time  per      annual
       CFR Section/Subject          Respondent universe        responses             response           burden
                                                                                                        hours
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
242.9--Waivers--Petitions........  677 railroads.......  10 petitions........  3 hours.............           30
242.101/103--Certification         677 railroads.......  678 programs........  160 hrs./581 Hrs./         16,799
 Program: Written Program for                                                   15.5 hrs..
 Certifying Conductors.
Approval of Design of Programs:
    --Certification Programs for   6 railroads.........  6 new prog..........  15.5 hours..........           93
     New RRs.
    --Conductor Certification      677 railroads.......  200 copies..........  15 minutes..........           50
     Submission Copies to Rail
     Labor Organizations.
    --Affirmative Statements that  677 railroads.......  200 statements......  15 minutes..........           50
     Copies of Submissions Sent
     to RLOs.
    --Certified Comments on        677 railroads.......  35 comments.........  4 hours.............          140
     Submissions.
    --Certification Programs       677 railroads.......  10 programs.........  4 hours.............           40
     Disapproved by FRA and then
     Revised.
    --Revised Certification        677 railroads.......  3 programs..........  2 hours.............            6
     Programs Still Not
     Conforming and Then
     Resubmitted.
    --Certification Programs       677 railroads.......  50 programs.........  2 hours.............          100
     Materially Modified After
     Initial FRA Approval.
    --Materially Modified          677 railroads.......  3 programs..........  2 hours.............      6 hours
     Programs Disapproved by FRA
     & Then Revised.
    --Revised Programs             677 railroads.......  1 program...........  2 hours.............      2 hours
     Disapproved and Then
     Resubmitted.
242.105 --Implementation
 Schedule:
    --Designation of Certified     677 railroads.......  48,600 designations.  5 minutes...........        4,050
     Conductors (Class I
     Railroads).
    --Issued Certificates (1/3     677 railroads.......  16,200 certif.......  1 hour..............       16,200
     each year).
    --Designation of Certified     677 railroads.......  5,400 design........  5 minutes...........          450
     Conductors (Class II and III
     Railroads).
    --Issued Certificates (1/3     677 railroads.......  1,800 certif........  1 hour..............        1,800
     each year).
    --Requests for Delayed         677 railroads.......  5,000 request.......  30 minutes..........        2,500
     Certification.
    --Testing/Evaluation to        677 railroads.......  1,000 tests.........  560 hours...........      560,000
     Certify Persons.
    --Testing/Evaluation to        627 railroads.......  100 tests...........  400 hours...........       40,000
     Certify Conductors (Class
     III).
242.107--Types of Service--        677 railroads.......  25 conductor Tests/   8 hours.............          200
 Reclassification to Diff. Type                           Evaluations.
 of Cert.
242.109--Opportunity by RRs for    677 Railroads.......  200 records + 200     30 minutes + 10               133
 Certification Candidates to                              comments.             minutes.
 Review and Comment on Prior
 Safety Record
242.111--Prior Safety Conduct As
 Motor Vehicle Operator:
    --Eligibility Determinations.  677 Railroads.......  1,100 dtrmin........  10 minutes..........          183
    --Initial Certification for    677 Railroads.......  75 certific.........  10 minutes..........           13
     60 Days.
    --Recertification for 60 Days  677 Railroads.......  125 recertif........  10 minutes..........           21
    --Driver Info. Not Provided    677 Railroads.......  25 requests.........  2 hours.............           50
     and Request for Waiver by
     Persons/RR.

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    --Request to Obtain Driver's   54,000 Conductors/    18,000 req..........  15 minutes..........        4,500
     License Information From       Persons.
     Licensing Agency.
    --Requests for Additional      54,000 Conductors/    25 requests.........  10 minutes..........            4
     Information From Licensing     Persons.
     Agency.
    --Notification to RR by        54,000 Conductors/    2 notifications.....  10 minutes..........          .33
     Persons of Never Having a      Persons.
     License.
    --Report of Motor Vehicle      54,000 Conductors...  200 reports.........  10 minutes..........           33
     Incidents.
    --Evaluation of Driving        54,000 Conductors...  18,000 eval.........  15 minutes..........        4,500
     Record.
    --DAC Referral by RR After     677 Railroads.......  180 referrals.......  5 minutes...........           15
     Report of Driving Drug/
     Alcohol Incident.
    --DAC Request and Supply by    677 Railroads.......  5 requests/Records..  30 minutes..........            3
     Persons of Prior Counseling
     or Treatment.
    --Conditional Certifications   677 Railroads.......  50 certificat.......  4 hours.............          200
     Recommended by DAC.
242.113--Prior Safety Conduct As   54,000 conductors...  360 requests/.......  15 minutes +........          270
 Employee of a Different Railroad.                       360 records.........  30 minutes..........
242.115--Substance Abuse
 Disorders and Alcohol Drug Rules
 Compliance:
    --Meeting Section's            54,000 conductors...  18,000                2 minutes...........          600
     Eligibility Reqmnt.                                  determinations.
    --Written Documents from DAC   677 railroads.......  400 docs............  30 minutes..........          200
     Person Not Affected by a
     Disorder.
    --Self-Referral by Conductors  54,000 conductors...  10 self-referrals...  10 minutes..........            2
     for Substance Abuse
     Counseling.
    --Certification Reviews for    677 railroads.......  18,000 reviews......  10 minutes..........        3,000
     Occurrence/Documentation of
     Prior Alcohol/Drug Conduct
     by Persons/Conductors.
    --Written Determination That   677 railroads.......  150 determin........  60 minutes..........          150
     Most Recent Incident Has
     Occurred.
    --Notification to Person That  677 railroads.......  150 notific.........  10 minutes..........           25
     Recertification Has Been
     Denied.
    --Persons/Conductors Waiving   54,000 conductors...  100 waivers.........  10 minutes..........           17
     Investigation.
242.117--Vision and Hearing
 Acuity:
    --Determination Vision         677 railroads.......  18,000 deter........  20 minutes..........        6,000
     Standards Met.
    --Determination Hearing Stds.  677 railroads.......  18,000 deter........  20 minutes..........        6,000
     Met.
    --Additional Gap Hearing       677 railroads.......  200 deter...........  20 minutes..........           67
     Tests.
    --Medical Examiner             677 railroads.......  18,000 certif.......  2 hours.............       36,000
     Certificate That Person Has
     Been Examined/Passed Test.
    --Document Standards Met with  677 railroads.......  50 document.........  30 minutes..........           25
     Conditions.
    --Document Standards Not Met.  677 railroads.......  25 document.........  30 minutes..........           13
    --Notation Person Needs        677 railroads.......  10,000 notes........  10 minutes..........        1,667
     Corrective Device (Glasses/
     Hearing Aid).
    --Request for Further Medical  677 railroads.......  100 requests + 100    60 minutes + 2 hours          300
     Evaluation for New                                   Evals..
     Determination.
    --Request for Second Retest    677 railroads.......  25 requests + 25      60 minutes + 2 hours           75
     and Another Medical                                  Evals..
     Evaluation.
    --Copies of Part 242 Provided  677 railroads.......  677 copies..........  60 minutes..........          677
     to RR Medical Examiners.
    --Consultations by Medical     677 railroads.......  100 consults + 100    2 hours + 10 minutes          217
     Examiners with Railroad                              certif..
     Officer and Issue of
     Conditional Certification.
    --Notification by Certified    677 railroads.......  10 notific..........  10 minutes..........            2
     Conductor of Deterioration
     of Vision/Hearing.
242.119--Training:
    --Completion of Training       677 railroads.......  678 Programs........  36 hours/70 hrs/3           3,751
     Program.                                                                   hrs.
    --Modification to Training     677 railroads.......  678 Programs........  12 hrs/20 hrs/30              934
     Program.                                                                   min..
    --Completion of Training       54,000 Conductors...  18,000 Docs/18,000    1 hour/560 hours....   10,098,000
     Program by Conductors/                               Cond..
     Persons + Documents.
    --Modification of Training     677 railroads.......  30 programs.........  4 hours.............          120
     Program Due to New Laws/
     Regulations.
    --Consultation with            677 railroads.......  1,000 consult.......  15 minutes..........          250
     Supervisory Employee During
     Written Test.
    --Familiarization Training     677 railroads.......  10 trained            8 hours.............           80
     Upon Transfer of RR                                  Conductors.
     Ownership.
    --Continuing Education of      677 railroads.......  18,000 cont. trained  8 hours.............      144,000
     Conductors.                                          cond..
242.121--Knowledge Testing:
    --Determining Eligibility....  677 railroads.......  18,000 deter........  30 minutes..........        9,000
    --Retests/Re-Examinations....  677 railroads.......  500 Retests.........  8 hours.............        4,000
242.123--Monitoring Operational
 Performance:
    --Unannounced Compliance       677 railroads.......  18,000 tests +        10 minutes + 5              4,500
     Tests and Records.                                   18,000 recd.          minutes.

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    --Return to Service That       677 railroads.......  1,000 tests + 1,000   10 minutes + 5                250
     Requires Unannounced                                 records.              minutes.
     Compliance Test/Record.
242.125/127--Certificate
 Determination by Other Railroads/
 Other Country:
    --Determination Made by RR     677 railroads.......  100 determin........  30 minutes..........           50
     Relying on Another RR's
     Certification.
    --Determination by Another     677 railroads.......  200 determin........  30 minutes..........          100
     Country.
242.203--Retaining Information     677 railroads.......  18,000 recds........  15 minutes..........        4,500
 Supporting Determination--
 Records.
    --Amended Electronic Records.  677 railroads.......  20 records..........  60 minutes..........           20
242.205--List of Certified         677 railroads.......  625 lists...........  60 minutes..........          625
 Conductors Working in Joint
 Territory.
242.209--Maintenance of
 Certificates:
    --Request to Display           677 railroads.......  2,000 request/        2 minutes...........           67
     Certificate.                                         displays.
    --Notification That Request    677 railroads.......  1,000 notif.........  10 minutes..........          167
     to Serve Exceeds
     Certification.
242.211--Replacement of            677 railroads.......  500 certific........  5 minutes...........           42
 Certificates.
242.213--Multiple Certificates:
    --Notification to Engineer     677 railroads.......  5 notification......  10 minutes..........            1
     That No Conductor Is On
     Train.
    --Notification of Denial of    677 railroads.......  10 notific..........  10 minutes..........            2
     Certification by Individuals
     Holding Multiple
     Certifications.
242.215--RR Oversight
 Responsibility:
    --RR Review and Analysis of    677 railroads.......  44 reviews/Analyses.  40 hours............        1,760
     Administration of
     Certification Program.
    --Report of Findings by RR to  677 railroads.......  36 reports..........  4 hours.............          144
     FRA.
242.301--Determinations--Territor  320 railroads.......  1,080 Deter.........  15 minutes..........          270
 ial Qualification and Joint
 Operations.
    --Notification by Persons Who  320 railroads.......  500 Notific.........  10 minutes..........           83
     Do Not Meet Territorial
     Qualification.
242.401--Notification to           677 railroads.......  40 notific. + 40      60 minutes/60                  80
 Candidate of Information That                            responses.            minutes.
 Forms Basis for Denying
 Certification and Candidate
 Response.
    --Written Notification of      677 railroads.......  40 notific..........  60 minutes..........           40
     Denial of Certification.
242.403/405--Criteria for
 Revoking Certification; Periods
 of Ineligibility:
    --Review of Compliance         677 railroads.......  950 reviews.........  10 minutes..........          158
     Conduct.
    --Written Determination That   677 railroads.......  950 determin........  60 minutes..........          950
     the Most Recent Incident Has
     Occurred.
242.407--Process for Revoking
 Certification:
    --Revocation for Violations    677 railroads.......  950 Revoked           8 hours.............        7,600
     of Section 242.115(e).                               Certificates.
    --Immediate Suspension of      677 railroads.......  950 suspend           1 hour..............          950
     Certificate.                                         Certificates.
    --Determinations Based on RR   677 railroads.......  950 determin........  15 minutes..........          238
     Hearing Record.
    --Hearing Record.............  677 railroads.......  950 records.........  30 minutes..........          475
    --Written Decisions by RR      677 railroads.......  950 decisions.......  2 hours.............        1,900
     Official.
    --Service of Written Decision  677 railroads.......  950 decisions + 950   10 minutes + 5                238
     on Employee by RR + RR                               proofs.               minutes.
     Service Proof.
    --Written Waiver of Right to   54,000 Conductors...  425 waivers.........  10 minutes..........           71
     Hearing.
    --Revocation of Certification  677 railroads.......  15 revoked            10 minutes..........            3
     Based on Information That                            Certifications.
     Another Railroad Has Done So.
    --Placing Relevant             677 railroads.......  100 updated records.  1 hour..............          100
     Information in Record Prior
     to Suspending Certification/
     Convening Hearing.
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    Total Estimated Responses: 354,076.
    Total Estimated Total Annual Burden: 3,972,997 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 August 28, 2014.
Rebecca Pennington,
Chief Financial Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-20911 Filed 9-2-14; 8:45 am]
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