Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 72242-72243 [2014-28518]

Download as PDF wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 72242 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 234 / Friday, December 5, 2014 / Notices 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: Identification of Cars Moved in Accordance with Order 13528. OMB Control Number: 2130–0506. Abstract: This collection of information identifies a freight car being moved within the scope of Order 13528 (now codified at under 49 CFR 232.3). Otherwise, an exception will be taken, and the car will be set out of the train and not delivered. The information that must be recorded is specified at 49 CFR 232.3(d)(3), which requires that a car be properly identified by a card attached to each side of the car and signed stating that such movement is being made under authority of the Order. Section 232.2(d)(3) does not require retaining cards or tags. When a car bearing a tag for movement under this provision arrives at its destination, the tags are simply removed. This requirement/ record comes into play only when a railroad finds it necessary to move equipment as specified above. FRA estimates that approximately 400 cars per year are moved under this Order. Request: Extension without change of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Businesses (Railroads). Form(s): N/A. Annual Estimated Burden: 67 hours. Title: U.S. Locational Requirement for Dispatching U.S. Rail Operations. OMB Control Number: 2130–0556. Abstract: Part 241 requires, in the absence of a waiver, that all dispatching of railroad Operations that occurs in the United States be performed in this country, with a minor exception. A railroad is allowed to conduct extraterritorial dispatching from Mexico or Canada in emergency situations, but only for the duration of the emergency. A railroad relying on the exception must provide written notification of its action to the FRA Regional Administrator of each FRA region in which the railroad operation occurs; such notification is not required before addressing the emergency situation. The information collected under this rule will be used as part of FRA’s oversight function to ensure that extraterritorial dispatchers comply with applicable safety regulations. Request: Extension without change of a currently approved information collection. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:07 Dec 04, 2014 Jkt 235001 Affected Public: Businesses (Railroads). Form(s): N/A. Annual Estimated Burden: 8 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. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2014. Rebecca Pennington, Chief Financial Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–28506 Filed 12–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2009–0074] Petition for Waiver of Compliance In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations, this document provides the public notice that by a document dated October 14, 2014, the Canadian National Railway Company (CN), Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET), and International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART), have jointly petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an extension of their waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal hours of service laws contained at 49 U.S.C. 21103(a)(4). FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2009–0074. In their petition, CN, BLET, and SMART seek relief from 49 U.S.C. PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21103(a)(4), which, in part, requires a train employee to receive 48 hours off duty after initiating an on-duty period for 6 consecutive days. Specifically, CN, BLET, and SMART seek a waiver to allow a train employee to initiate an onduty period, each day, for 6 consecutive days followed by 24 hours off duty. In support of the request, CN, BLET, and SMART explained that CN has operated these schedules of 6 consecutive onduty periods followed by 24 hours off duty successfully since 2002. CN, BLET, and SMART indicate that these schedules have not had an adverse impact on safety. CN provided work schedules for the employees covered by the waiver, which shows them reporting for work within pre-set 4-hour calling spreads with a regular rest day. CN also provided an analysis of the most current 12-month period of train-employee onduty human factor-related accidents and injuries. CN indicates that its analyses revealed that of the 22 human factorrelated accidents involving CN employees in the preceding 12 months, none involved employees covered under the waiver working 6 consecutive days followed by 24 hours off duty. Finally, CN said that all employees covered by the waiver were provided information about the waiver extension petition, and that there were no objections to the waiver extension by these employees. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested party desires an opportunity for oral comment, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Web site: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 234 / Friday, December 5, 2014 / Notices • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Communications received by January 20, 2015 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its processes. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS), which can be viewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. See also https:// www.regulations.gov/#!privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Technical Oversight. [FR Doc. 2014–28518 Filed 12–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. DOT–NHTSA–2014–0122] Notice and Request for Comments National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:07 Dec 04, 2014 Jkt 235001 public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by February 3, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by Docket No. DOT–OST– 200X–XXXX] through one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251 • Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Walter Culbreath, 202–366–1566, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2127–0682 Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection. Abstract: The proposed information collection activity provides a means to garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, 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 Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. The solicitation of feedback will target areas such as: Timeliness, appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public. If this information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72243 stakeholders on the Agency’s services will be unavailable. The Agency will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: • The collections are voluntary; • The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; • The collections are noncontroversial and do not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies; • Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with the program or may have experience with the program in the near future; • Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected only to the extent necessary and is not retained; • Information gathered is intended to be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and is not intended for release outside of the agency (if released, the agency must indicate the qualitative nature of the information); • Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of substantially informing influential policy decisions; and • Information gathered will yield qualitative information; the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the population of study. Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful information, but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the overall 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 that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2009-0074]


Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal 
Regulations, this document provides the public notice that by a 
document dated October 14, 2014, the Canadian National Railway Company 
(CN), Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET), and 
International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation 
Workers (SMART), have jointly petitioned the Federal Railroad 
Administration (FRA) for an extension of their waiver of compliance 
from certain provisions of the Federal hours of service laws contained 
at 49 U.S.C. 21103(a)(4). FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-
2009-0074.
    In their petition, CN, BLET, and SMART seek relief from 49 U.S.C. 
21103(a)(4), which, in part, requires a train employee to receive 48 
hours off duty after initiating an on-duty period for 6 consecutive 
days. Specifically, CN, BLET, and SMART seek a waiver to allow a train 
employee to initiate an on-duty period, each day, for 6 consecutive 
days followed by 24 hours off duty. In support of the request, CN, 
BLET, and SMART explained that CN has operated these schedules of 6 
consecutive on-duty periods followed by 24 hours off duty successfully 
since 2002. CN, BLET, and SMART indicate that these schedules have not 
had an adverse impact on safety.
    CN provided work schedules for the employees covered by the waiver, 
which shows them reporting for work within pre-set 4-hour calling 
spreads with a regular rest day. CN also provided an analysis of the 
most current 12-month period of train-employee on-duty human factor-
related accidents and injuries. CN indicates that its analyses revealed 
that of the 22 human factor-related accidents involving CN employees in 
the preceding 12 months, none involved employees covered under the 
waiver working 6 consecutive days followed by 24 hours off duty. 
Finally, CN said that all employees covered by the waiver were provided 
information about the waiver extension petition, and that there were no 
objections to the waiver extension by these employees.
    A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications 
concerning the petition, is available for review online at 
www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of 
Transportation's (DOT) Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., W12-140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations 
Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal Holidays.
    Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings 
by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate 
scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since 
the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested party 
desires an opportunity for oral comment, they should notify FRA, in 
writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for 
their request.
    All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the 
appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following 
methods:
     Web site: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online 
instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.

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     Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12-140, Washington, DC 
20590.
     Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12-140, 
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal Holidays.
    Communications received by January 20, 2015 will be considered by 
FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date 
will be considered as far as practicable.
    Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any written 
communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the 
name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the document, 
if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). 
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the 
public to better inform its processes. DOT posts these comments, 
without edit, including any personal information the commenter 
provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records 
notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be viewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. 
See also https://www.regulations.gov/#!privacyNotice for the privacy 
notice of regulations.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2014.
Ron Hynes,
Director, Office of Technical Oversight.
[FR Doc. 2014-28518 Filed 12-4-14; 8:45 am]
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