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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 167 / Friday, August 28, 2015 / Notices Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES in a lithium battery fire event also would need to be considered. The group also recommended that guidance on how to conduct and evaluate a safety risk assessment be developed for operators. Guidance on safety risk assessments for operators and oversight by regulators also is expected to be addressed at the fall meeting of the ICAO Operations Panel (Annex 6). Finally, the group was asked to consider additional interim measures that could reduce risk in air transport, including measures such as forbidding the carriage of lithium ion batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft, eliminating the exceptions for certain small batteries in Section II of the ICAO TI lithium battery packing instructions, and reducing the state of charge of the battery in transport. There was no consensus reached by the group on these additional measures and no new recommendations were developed; however, it is expected these topics may be discussed further within the relevant ICAO Panels this fall. Request for Public Input The DOT, FAA, and PHMSA request input from all industry stakeholders and interested individuals on strategies to enhance the safe transport of lithium batteries aboard passenger and cargo aircraft by air, to include the foregoing options which are now under consideration by the ICAO DGP, as well as the ICAO Operations and Airworthiness Panels. To the extent that any of these options are ultimately adopted as new standards or revisions to the ICAO TI, consistent with 49 U.S.C. 5120, the Department may consider adopting the standards or revised ICAO TI through a rulemaking action. Therefore, the Department requests input at the upcoming public meeting, as well as submissions to the docket on risk mitigation strategies, information, and data to help further inform our work in this area as we prepare to participate in the fall 2015 ICAO Panel meetings regarding these subjects. Specifically, the Department invites comment and recommendations, as well as any relevant supporting data, in the following areas: • The draft performance criteria recommended by the third multidisciplinary group and how the criteria might be met at the packaging level or at the battery level to address the aviation fire hazards that have been identified. • The recommendation that operators be required to perform a safety risk assessment in order to ensure management of the risks associated with VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:19 Aug 27, 2015 Jkt 235001 the transport of lithium batteries as cargo on passenger or all-cargo aircraft to an acceptable level of safety. • Additional measures which the group did not reach full consensus on, including: Æ Consideration of the effects of an external fire as an element of the performance criteria to protect against the risks of a fire not initiated by a battery within a package. Æ Forbidding the carriage of lithium ion batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft, as an interim measure. Æ Eliminating the exceptions for certain small batteries in Section II of the ICAO TI lithium battery packing instructions or alternative means to identify the types and quantities of lithium batteries or cells being transported in order to effectively inform a safety risk assessment. Æ Reducing the state of charge of the battery in transport. • Qualitative and quantitative information on the potential impacts of implementing the above recommendations and/or additional measures, such as: Æ Determination of the current level of exposure to these fire hazards—Data or information on the volumes of batteries currently transported on passenger aircraft or those utilizing the provisions of section II of the ICAO TI. Æ Establishment of the current baseline—Data or information regarding the effectiveness of the current requirements, evolution in the market, voluntary safety actions, and emerging safety risks. Æ Potential benefits—Data or information providing estimates of potential safety benefits related to the recommendations and additional measures under consideration by ICAO, as well as alternatives that provide comparable or greater safety benefits. Æ Potential costs—Data or information providing estimates of potential costs associated with the recommendations and additional measures under consideration by ICAO. Æ Studies or analysis on the effectiveness of the recommendations and additional measures—Any studies that address how lithium batteries in differing packaging types or at varying charge states behave in aviation fire scenarios. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 24, 2015. Kathryn B. Thomson, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2015–21416 Filed 8–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52371 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Bureau of Transportation Statistics [Docket ID Number: DOT–OST–2014–0031] Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Airline Service Quality Performance—Part 234 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST–R), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for re-instatement of an expired collection. 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 June 15, 2015 (80 FR 34198). There were no comments. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by September 28, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cecelia Robinson, Office of Airline Information, RTS–42, Room E34–410, OST–R, BTS, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001, Telephone Number (202) 366–4405, Fax Number (202) 366–3383 or EMAIL cecelia.robinson@dot.gov. Comments: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725–17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: OST Desk Officer. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Approval No. 2138–0041. Title: Airline Service Quality Performance –Part 234. Form No.: BTS Form 234 Type of Review: Re-instatement of an expired collection. Respondents: Large certificated air carriers that account for at least 1 percent of domestic scheduled passenger revenues. Number of Respondents: 14. Total Number of Annual Responses: 168. Estimated Time per Response: 20 hours. Total Annual Burden: 3,360 hours. SUMMARY: Needs and Uses Consumer Information Part 234 gives air travelers information concerning their chances of E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 52372 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 167 / Friday, August 28, 2015 / Notices on-time flights and the rate of mishandled baggage by the 14 largest scheduled domestic passenger carriers. Reducing and Identifying Traffic Delays The Federal Aviation Administration uses Part 234 data to pinpoint and analyze air traffic delays. Wheels-up and wheels-down times are used in conjunction with departure and arrival times to show the extent of ground delays. Actual elapsed flight time, wheels-down minus wheels-up time, is compared to scheduled elapsed flight time to identify airborne delays. The reporting of aircraft tail number allows the FAA to track an aircraft through the air network, which enables the FAA to study the ripple effects of delays at hub airports. The data can be analyzed for airport design changes, new equipment purchases, the planning of new runways or airports based on current and projected airport delays, and traffic levels. The identification of the reason for delays allows the FAA, airport operators, and air carriers to pinpoint delays under their control. The Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (44 U.S.C. 3501 note), requires a statistical agency to clearly identify information it collects for non-statistical purposes. BTS hereby notifies the respondents and the public that BTS uses the information it collects under this OMB approval for non-statistical purposes including, but not limited to, publication of both Respondent’s identity and its data, submission of the information to agencies outside BTS for review, analysis and possible use in regulatory and other administrative matters. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 18, 2015. William Chadwick, Jr., Director, Office of Airline Information, Bureau of Transportation Statistics. [FR Doc. 2015–21336 Filed 8–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P 2015 Revision, published July 1, 2015, at 80 FR 37735. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Surety Bond Branch at (202) 874–6850. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A Certificate of Authority as an acceptable surety on Federal bonds is hereby issued under 31 U.S.C. 9305 to the following company: National Liability & Fire Insurance Company (NAIC # 20052). Business Address: 3024 Harney Street, Omaha, NE., 68131–3580. PHONE: (402) 916– 3000. Underwriting Limitation b/: $96,739,000. Surety Licenses c/: AL, AK, CA, CT, DE, DC, HI, ID, IL, IA, KS, KY, MD, MA, MI, MS, MO, NE., NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OK, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VT,VA, WA, WY. Incorporated In: Connecticut. Federal bond-approving officers should annotate their reference copies of the Treasury Circular 570 (‘‘Circular’’), 2015 Revision, to reflect this addition. Certificates of Authority expire on June 30th each year, unless revoked prior to that date. The Certificates are subject to subsequent annual renewal as long as the companies remain qualified (see 31 CFR part 223). A list of qualified companies is published annually as of July 1st in the Circular, which outlines details as to the underwriting limitations, areas in which companies are licensed to transact surety business, and other information. The Circular may be viewed and downloaded through the Internet at http://www.fiscal.treasury.gov/fsreports/ ref/suretyBnd/surety_home.htm. Questions concerning this notice may be directed to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Surety Bond Branch, 3700 EastWest Highway, Room 6D22, Hyattsville, MD 20782. Dated: August 11, 2015. Kevin McIntyre, Manager, Financial Accounting and Services Branch, Bureau of the Fiscal Service. [FR Doc. 2015–21299 Filed 8–27–15; 8:45 am] Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13, on or after the date of publication of this notice. DATES: Comments should be received on or before September 28, 2015 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Treasury, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email at OIRA_Submission@ OMB.EOP.gov and (2) Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 8140, Washington, DC 20220, or email at PRA@treasury.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submission may be obtained by emailing PRA@treasury.gov, calling (202) 927–5331, or viewing the entire information collection request at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Bureau of the Fiscal Service (FS) OMB Number: 1530–0021. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Title: Claim for Lost, Stolen or Destroyed U.S. Savings Bonds and Supplemental Statement for U.S. Securities. Form: FS Form 2243, 1048. Abstract: The information is necessary to apply for relief on account of the loss, theft, or destruction of United States Savings Bonds or the nonreceipt of United States Securities. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 24,000. Dated: August 25, 2015. Dawn D. Wolfgang, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–21360 Filed 8–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AS–P BILLING CODE 4810–35–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Fiscal Service Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Surety Companies Acceptable On Federal Bonds: National Liability & Fire Insurance Company Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Fiscal Service, Department of the Treasury. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 167 (Friday, August 28, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52371-52372]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-21336]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

[Docket ID Number: DOT-OST-2014-0031]


Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Airline 
Service Quality Performance--Part 234

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology 
(OST-R), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for re-instatement of an expired 
collection. 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 June 15, 2015 (80 FR 34198). There were no 
comments.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by September 28, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cecelia Robinson, Office of Airline 
Information, RTS-42, Room E34-410, OST-R, BTS, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001, Telephone Number (202) 366-4405, Fax 
Number (202) 366-3383 or EMAIL cecelia.robinson@dot.gov.
    Comments: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725-17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503, Attention: OST Desk Officer.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Approval No. 2138-0041.
    Title: Airline Service Quality Performance -Part 234.
    Form No.: BTS Form 234
    Type of Review: Re-instatement of an expired collection.
    Respondents: Large certificated air carriers that account for at 
least 1 percent of domestic scheduled passenger revenues.
    Number of Respondents: 14.
    Total Number of Annual Responses: 168.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 hours.
    Total Annual Burden: 3,360 hours.

Needs and Uses

Consumer Information

    Part 234 gives air travelers information concerning their chances 
of

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on-time flights and the rate of mishandled baggage by the 14 largest 
scheduled domestic passenger carriers.

Reducing and Identifying Traffic Delays

    The Federal Aviation Administration uses Part 234 data to pinpoint 
and analyze air traffic delays. Wheels-up and wheels-down times are 
used in conjunction with departure and arrival times to show the extent 
of ground delays. Actual elapsed flight time, wheels-down minus wheels-
up time, is compared to scheduled elapsed flight time to identify 
airborne delays. The reporting of aircraft tail number allows the FAA 
to track an aircraft through the air network, which enables the FAA to 
study the ripple effects of delays at hub airports. The data can be 
analyzed for airport design changes, new equipment purchases, the 
planning of new runways or airports based on current and projected 
airport delays, and traffic levels. The identification of the reason 
for delays allows the FAA, airport operators, and air carriers to 
pinpoint delays under their control.
    The Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency 
Act of 2002 (44 U.S.C. 3501 note), requires a statistical agency to 
clearly identify information it collects for non-statistical purposes. 
BTS hereby notifies the respondents and the public that BTS uses the 
information it collects under this OMB approval for non-statistical 
purposes including, but not limited to, publication of both 
Respondent's identity and its data, submission of the information to 
agencies outside BTS for review, analysis and possible use in 
regulatory and other administrative matters.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 18, 2015.
William Chadwick, Jr.,
Director, Office of Airline Information, Bureau of Transportation 
Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2015-21336 Filed 8-27-15; 8:45 am]
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