Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 69187-69188 [2014-27436]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 224 / Thursday, November 20, 2014 / Notices ratio of 2:1 to compensate for required project fill associated with the East McCarran Boulevard Phase II widening project. The sale price will be based on an appraised market value and the sale proceeds will be deposited in the airport account to be solely expended for the capital and operating costs of the RenoTahoe International Airport. The RenoTahoe International Airport, Nevada will be justly compensated, thereby serving the interests of civil aviation. Issued in Phoenix, Arizona, on November 14, 2014. Mike N. Williams, Manager, Phoenix Airports District Office, Western-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 2014–27559 Filed 11–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS): Dane and Columbia Counties, Wisconsin Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), DOT. ACTION: Federal Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). AGENCY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an EIS will be prepared for a proposed freeway corridor improvement project on I–39/ 90/94 from the US 12/18 Interchange to the I–39/WIS 78 interchange in Dane and Columbia Counties in south-central Wisconsin. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracey Blankenship, Major Projects Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration, 525 Junction Road, Suite 8000, Madison, Wisconsin, 53717–2157, Telephone: (608) 829– 7510. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), will prepare an EIS for proposed improvements in the I–39/90/94 corridor and adjacent local road systems from the US 12/18 interchange (Madison Beltline interchange) to the I–39/WIS 78 interchange (south of Portage), approximately 35 miles. The project limits also include WIS 30 from East Washington Avenue to I–39/90/94, I–94 from I–39/90 to County N, US 151 from I–39/90/94 to Main Street in Sun rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:37 Nov 19, 2014 Jkt 235001 Prairie, and the I–39/90/94, US 51 & WIS 19 triangle in DeForest, including operational areas of influence at each interchange. The purpose of this project is to address bridge structural needs including replacement of the Wisconsin River crossing; highway and roadside safety issues and design deficiencies; accommodate existing and projected traffic volumes; and improve the transportation system’s ability to support local and regional tourism economies. The EIS will evaluate a range of alternatives for the I–39/90/94 mainline and system interchanges, adjacent arterial roads, and connections to the local road network. The EIS will be prepared in accordance with 23 U.S.C. 139, 23 CFR771, and 40 CFR parts 1500–1508. Completion of the draft EIS is expected in 2017, and the final EIS in 2019. Public involvement is a critical component of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and will occur throughout the development of the draft and final EIS. All environmental documents will be made available for review by federal and state resource agencies and the public. Specific efforts to encourage involvement by, and solicit comments from, minority and low-income populations in the project study area will be made, with public involvement meetings held throughout the environmental document process. Public notice will be given as to the time and place of public involvement meetings. A public hearing will be held after the completion of the Draft EIS. Inquiries about the EIS can be sent to i399094@dot.wi.gov. A public Web site will be maintained for the EIS to provide information about the project and allow for on-line public comment (www.i399094@dot.wi.gov). To ensure the full range of issues related to the proposed action are addressed and all significant issues identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments and questions concerning the proposed action and this notice should be directed to the FHWA address provided above. Projects receiving Federal funds must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and Executive Order 12898 ‘‘Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations.’’ Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, sex, or country of national origin in the implementation of this project. It is also Federal policy to identify and address any disproportionately high and adverse PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69187 effects of federal projects on the health or environment of minority and lowincome populations to the greatest extent practicable and permitted by law. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Issued on: November 12, 2014. Johnny M. Gerbitz, Field Operations Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, Madison, Wisconsin. [FR Doc. 2014–27476 Filed 11–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2014–0011–N–21] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the renewal Information Collection Requests (ICRs) abstracted below are being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 3, 2014 (79 FR 52409). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 22, 2014. 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 25, 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 tollfree.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104–13, sec. 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised at SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 69188 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 224 / Thursday, November 20, 2014 / Notices 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, require Federal agencies to issue two notices seeking public comment on information collection activities before OMB may approve paperwork packages. 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.5, 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.12. On September 3, 2014, FRA published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on ICR that the agency is seeking OMB approval. See 79 FR 52409. FRA received no comments in response to this notice. Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b); 5 CFR 1320.12(d). Federal law requires OMB to approve or disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 60 days after the 30 day notice is published. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b)–(c); 5 CFR 1320.12(d); see also 60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes that the 30 day notice informs the regulated community to file relevant comments and affords the agency adequate time to digest public comments before it renders a decision. 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. Therefore, respondents should submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication to best ensure having their full effect. 5 CFR 1320.12(c); see also 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. The summary below describes the nature of the information collection request (ICR) and the expected burden. The revised request is being submitted for clearance by OMB as required by 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:37 Nov 19, 2014 Jkt 235001 new Roadway Workplace Safety Violation Report Form (FRA F 6180.119) when recommending civil penalties for part 214 infractions. Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Businesses (Railroads). Form(s): FRA F 6180.119. Annual Estimated Burden: 845,230 hours. 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. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Businesses (Railroads). Form(s): N/A. Annual Estimated Burden: 922,317 hours. Addressee: Send comments regarding this information collections to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street NW., Washington, DC, 20503, Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Comments may also be sent via email to OMB at the following address: oira_ submissions@omb.eop.gov. Comments are invited on the following: Whether the proposed collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimates of the burden of the proposed information collections; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collections of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Rebecca Pennington, Chief Financial Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–27436 Filed 11–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35838] Wisconsin & Southern Railroad, L.L.C.—Acquisition and Operation Exemption—City of Fitchburg and Village of Oregon, WI AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. Notice of acquisition and operation exemption. ACTION: The Board is granting an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10902 for the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad, L.L.C. (WSOR), a Class II rail carrier, to acquire and operate a permanent, exclusive freight rail operating easement over an approximately 15-mile line of railroad (the Line) owned by the City of Fitchburg and the Village of Oregon, Wis. (the Municipalities). The Line, also known as the Evansville Line, extends between milepost 119.0, near Evansville, Wis., and milepost 134.0, near ‘‘MX’’ (a crossing of WSOR near Madison, Wis.), in Dane, Green, and Rock Counties. WSOR states that there has been no freight rail traffic on the Line since 1997. However, WSOR asserts that the Wisconsin River Rail Transit Commission (WRRTC), which describes itself as a governmental entity representing a consortium of nine Wisconsin counties, has recently been notified that a shipper seeking rail service is locating in the Village of Oregon. Consequently, WRRTC has requested that WSOR initiate service over the Line. WSOR states that it will enter into an agreement with the Municipalities whereby WSOR will SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2014-0011-N-21]


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces that the renewal Information Collection Requests 
(ICRs) abstracted below are being forwarded to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature 
of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal 
Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the 
following collection of information was published on September 3, 2014 
(79 FR 52409).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 22, 2014.

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 25, 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

[[Page 69188]]

44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 
1320, require Federal agencies to issue two notices seeking public 
comment on information collection activities before OMB may approve 
paperwork packages. 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.5, 1320.8(d)(1), 
1320.12. On September 3, 2014, FRA published a 60-day notice in the 
Federal Register soliciting comment on ICR that the agency is seeking 
OMB approval. See 79 FR 52409. FRA received no comments in response to 
this notice.
    Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of 
information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. 44 U.S.C. 
3507(b); 5 CFR 1320.12(d). Federal law requires OMB to approve or 
disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 60 days after the 30 day 
notice is published. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b)-(c); 5 CFR 1320.12(d); see also 
60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes that the 30 day notice 
informs the regulated community to file relevant comments and affords 
the agency adequate time to digest public comments before it renders a 
decision. 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. Therefore, respondents should 
submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication 
to best ensure having their full effect. 5 CFR 1320.12(c); see also 60 
FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995.
    The summary below describes the nature of the information 
collection request (ICR) and the expected burden. The revised request 
is being submitted for clearance by OMB as required by 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.
    Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses (Railroads).
    Form(s): FRA F 6180.119.
    Annual Estimated Burden: 845,230 hours.
    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.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses (Railroads).
    Form(s): N/A.
    Annual Estimated Burden: 922,317 hours.
    Addressee: Send comments regarding this information collections to 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street NW., Washington, DC, 20503, 
Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Comments may also be sent via email to OMB 
at the following address: oira_submissions@omb.eop.gov.
    Comments are invited on the following: Whether the proposed 
collections of information are 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 estimates of 
the burden of the proposed information collections; ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 
ways to minimize the burden of the collections of information on 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB 
receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register.

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

Rebecca Pennington,
Chief Financial Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-27436 Filed 11-19-14; 8:45 am]
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