Notice and Request for Comments, 64647-64648 [2014-25760]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 210 / Thursday, October 30, 2014 / Notices processing, for immediate national security, or to prevent significant economic loss. To qualify for emergency processing, the application must meet specific criteria, justifications must be well documented, and describe the impact if the special permit is not granted. PHMSA issued a non-site specific special permit (Special Permit DOT–SP 16279) to certain waste haulers, which authorizes the transportation in commerce of waste contaminated with or suspected of being contaminated with the Ebola virus for disposal. Other waste haulers not yet authorized under Special Permit DOT–SP 16279 may apply for party status in accordance with 49 CFR 107.107. If an entity needs a variance from the HMR, it must apply for a special permit as provided in 49 CFR part 107 subpart B. The DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has provided the following guidance on the transportation of these materials: • ‘‘DOT Guidance for Preparing Packages of Ebola Contaminated Waste for Transportation and Disposal’’ provides guidance to prepare packages containing waste contaminated or suspected of being contaminated with the Ebola virus for transportation to offsite treatment and disposal. http:// phmsa.dot.gov/staticfiles/PHMSA/ DownloadableFiles/Files/suspected_ ebola_patient_packaging_guidance_ final.pdf. • ‘‘DOT Guidance for Transporting Ebola Contaminated Items, a Category A Infectious Substance’’ provides common FAQs regarding the HMR requirements for Category A infectious substances. http://phmsa.dot.gov/portal/site/ PHMSA/menuitem.6f23687cf 7b00b0f22e4c6962d9c8789/?vgnextoid= 4d1800e36b978410VgnVCM100000d2 c97898RCRD&vgnextchannel= d248724dd7d6c010VgnVCM10000080e 8a8c0RCRD&vgnextfmt=print. • ‘‘Transporting Infectious Substances Safely’’ brochure that explains the HMR for transporting infectious substance is available at: http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/pv_obj_ cache/pv_obj_id_54AC1BCBF0 DFBE298024C4C700569893C2582700/ filename/Transporting_Infectious_ Substances_brochure.pdf. • Special Permit DOT–SP 16279 provides certain carriers with alternative authorized packaging options for transporting waste contaminated or suspected of being contaminated with the Ebola virus for treatment and disposal. http:// phmsa.dot.gov/staticfiles/PHMSA/ DownloadableFiles/Files/DOT_SP_ 16279.pdf. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Oct 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 Additional Information Æ All Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance regarding the Ebola virus is available at: http:// www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/index.html. For questions on the HMR requirements, please contact the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA’s) Hazardous Materials Information Center at 1–800– 467–4922, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Eastern time. Magdy El-Sibaie, Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–25778 Filed 10–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Notice and Request for Comments AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. 30-day notice of request for approval: Extension of Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. ACTION: As part of its continuing effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on agency service delivery, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3519 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of generic clearance for the collection of qualitative feedback on agency service delivery. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register on July 28, 2014, at 79 FR 43820. That notice allowed for a 60day public review and comment period. No comments were received. Comments may now be submitted to OMB concerning: (1) The accuracy of the Board’s burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (3) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology when appropriate; and (4) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility. Submitted comments will be considered and also included in the Board’s request for OMB approval. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64647 Description of Collection Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. OMB Control Number: 2140–0019. STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension without change. Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and Organizations, State, and Local or Tribal Government. Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 5. Respondents: 15 (for one focus group), 150 (for each of two surveys), 200 (for each of two comments card requests). Annual Responses: 15 (for focus groups), 300 (for surveys), and 400 (for comment cards). Frequency of Response: Once per request. Average Minutes per Response: 24 minutes (2 hours per focus group, 36 minutes per survey, 10 minutes per comment card). Burden Hours: 277. Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): We estimate a total of 277 hours for all respondents (24 minutes per response × 715 responses). Total ‘‘Non-hour Burden’’ Cost: Because respondents email their response letters to the Board, there are no non-hour costs to respondents. Needs and Uses: The information collection activity will garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Governmentwide commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, as opposed to statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations; provide an early warning of issues about how the Board provides service to the public; or focus attention on areas where communication, training, or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Board and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of the Board’s program management. Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful information, but it will not yield data that can be generalized to the overall E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 64648 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 210 / Thursday, October 30, 2014 / Notices population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs. Comments on this information collection should be submitted by December 1, 2014. DATES: For further information regarding the ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery,’’ contact Chris Oehrle at (202) 245–0271 or oehrlec@stb.dot.gov. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339.] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Under the PRA, a federal agency conducting or sponsoring a collection of information must display a currently valid OMB control number. A collection of information, which is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), includes agency requirements or requests that persons submit reports, keep records, or provide information to the agency, third parties, or the public. Section 3507(b) of the PRA requires, concurrent with an agency’s submitting a collection to OMB for approval, a 30day notice and comment period through publication in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2014–25760 Filed 10–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Oct 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 Designation of 1 Individual and 1 Entity Pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, ‘‘Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism’’ Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. Written comments should be identified as ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act Comments, Surface Transportation Board, Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery.’’ These comments should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Patrick Fuchs, Surface Transportation Board Desk Officer, by email at OIRA_ SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV; by fax at (202) 395–6974; or by mail to Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Dated: October 24, 2014. Brendetta S. Jones, Clearance Clerk. Office of Foreign Assets Control AGENCY: ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’) is publishing the names of 1 individual and 1 entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, ‘‘Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism.’’ DATES: The designations by the Director of OFAC of the 1 individual and 1 entity in this notice, pursuant to Executive Order 13224, are effective on August 27, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director, Compliance Outreach & Implementation, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20220, tel.: 202/622–2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Electronic and Facsimile Availability This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available from OFAC’s Web site (www.treas.gov/ofac) or via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-on-demand service, tel.: 202/622–0077. Background On September 23, 2001, the President issued Executive Order 13224 (the ‘‘Order’’) pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701–1706, and the United Nations Participation Act of 1945, 22 U.S.C. 287c. In the Order, the President declared a national emergency to address grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists, including the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon. The Order imposes economic sanctions on persons who have committed, pose a significant risk of committing, or support acts of terrorism. The President identified in the Annex to the Order, as amended by Executive Order 13268 of July 2, 2002, 13 individuals and 16 entities as subject to the economic sanctions. The Order was PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 further amended by Executive Order 13284 of January 23, 2003, to reflect the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all property and interests in property that are in or hereafter come within the United States or the possession or control of United States persons, of: (1) Foreign persons listed in the Annex to the Order; (2) foreign persons determined by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and the Attorney General, to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States; (3) persons determined by the Director of OFAC, in consultation with the Departments of State, Homeland Security and Justice, to be owned or controlled by, or to act for or on behalf of those persons listed in the Annex to the Order or those persons determined to be subject to subsection 1(b), 1(c), or 1(d)(i) of the Order; and (4) except as provided in section 5 of the Order and after such consultation, if any, with foreign authorities as the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and the Attorney General, deems appropriate in the exercise of his discretion, persons determined by the Director of OFAC, in consultation with the Departments of State, Homeland Security and Justice, to assist in, sponsor, or provide financial, material, or technological support for, or financial or other services to or in support of, such acts of terrorism or those persons listed in the Annex to the Order or determined to be subject to the Order or to be otherwise associated with those persons listed in the Annex to the Order or those persons determined to be subject to subsection 1(b), 1(c), or 1(d)(i) of the Order. On August 27, 2014, the Director of OFAC, in consultation with the Departments of State, Homeland Security, Justice and other relevant agencies, designated, pursuant to one or more of the criteria set forth in subsections 1(b), 1(c) or 1(d) of the Order, 1 individual and 1 entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13224. The listings for this individual and entity on OFAC’s list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons appear as follows: E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board


Notice and Request for Comments

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT.

ACTION: 30-day notice of request for approval: Extension of Generic 
Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service 
Delivery.

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SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to streamline the process to 
seek feedback from the public on agency service delivery, and as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3519 
(PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice 
that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approval of generic clearance for the collection of qualitative 
feedback on agency service delivery.
    The Board previously published a notice about this collection in 
the Federal Register on July 28, 2014, at 79 FR 43820. That notice 
allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were 
received.
    Comments may now be submitted to OMB concerning: (1) The accuracy 
of the Board's burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information collected; (3) ways to minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology when appropriate; and (4) whether the collection 
of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions 
of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility. 
Submitted comments will be considered and also included in the Board's 
request for OMB approval.

Description of Collection

    Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback 
on Agency Service Delivery.
    OMB Control Number: 2140-0019.
    STB Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension without change.
    Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and 
Organizations, State, and Local or Tribal Government.
    Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 5.
    Respondents: 15 (for one focus group), 150 (for each of two 
surveys), 200 (for each of two comments card requests).
    Annual Responses: 15 (for focus groups), 300 (for surveys), and 400 
(for comment cards).
    Frequency of Response: Once per request.
    Average Minutes per Response: 24 minutes (2 hours per focus group, 
36 minutes per survey, 10 minutes per comment card).
    Burden Hours: 277.
    Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): We 
estimate a total of 277 hours for all respondents (24 minutes per 
response x 715 responses).
    Total ``Non-hour Burden'' Cost: Because respondents email their 
response letters to the Board, there are no non-hour costs to 
respondents.
    Needs and Uses: The information collection activity will garner 
qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely 
manner, in accordance with the Government-wide commitment to improving 
service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that 
provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, as opposed to 
statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be 
generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide 
insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and 
expectations; provide an early warning of issues about how the Board 
provides service to the public; or focus attention on areas where 
communication, training, or changes in operations might improve 
delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for 
ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Board 
and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to 
contribute directly to the improvement of the Board's program 
management.
    Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful 
information, but it will not yield data that can be generalized to the 
overall

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population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information 
will not be used for quantitative information collections that are 
designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring 
trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses 
require more rigorous designs.

DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by 
December 1, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be identified as ``Paperwork 
Reduction Act Comments, Surface Transportation Board, Generic Clearance 
for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service 
Delivery.'' These comments should be directed to the Office of 
Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Patrick Fuchs, Surface Transportation Board Desk Officer, by 
email at OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV; by fax at (202) 395-6974; or by 
mail to Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding the 
``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on 
Agency Service Delivery,'' contact Chris Oehrle at (202) 245-0271 or 
oehrlec@stb.dot.gov. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available 
through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-
8339.]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, a federal agency conducting 
or sponsoring a collection of information must display a currently 
valid OMB control number. A collection of information, which is defined 
in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), includes agency requirements 
or requests that persons submit reports, keep records, or provide 
information to the agency, third parties, or the public. Section 
3507(b) of the PRA requires, concurrent with an agency's submitting a 
collection to OMB for approval, a 30-day notice and comment period 
through publication in the Federal Register concerning each proposed 
collection of information, including each proposed extension of an 
existing collection of information.

    Dated: October 24, 2014.
Brendetta S. Jones,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2014-25760 Filed 10-29-14; 8:45 am]
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