Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting, 55712-55713 [2015-23234]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 55712 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 179 / Wednesday, September 16, 2015 / Notices on ICR that the agency is seeking OMB approval. See 80 FR 35712. 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 requests (ICRs) and the expected burden. The revised request is being submitted for clearance by OMB as required by the PRA. Title: Railroad Locomotive Safety Standards and Event Recorders. OMB Control Number: 2130–0004. Abstract: The Locomotive Inspection requires railroads to inspect, repair, and maintain locomotives and event recorders so that they are safe, free of defects, and can be placed in service without peril to life. Crashworthy locomotive event recorders provide FRA with verifiable factual information about how trains are maintained and operated, and are used by FRA and State inspectors for part 229 rule enforcement. The information garnered from crashworthy event recorders is also used by railroads to monitor railroad operations and by railroad employees (locomotive engineers, train crews, dispatchers) to improve train handling, and promote the safe and efficient operation of trains throughout the country, based on a surer knowledge of different control inputs. Type of Request: Extension with Change of a Currently Approved Information Collection. Affected Public: Businesses (Railroads). Form(s): FRA F 6180.49A. Annual Estimated Burden: 2,087,543 hours. Title: FRA Emergency Order No. 31, Notice No. 1. OMB Control Number: 2130–0611. Abstract: On May 21, 2015, FRA issued Emergency Order No. 31 (EO or VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Sep 15, 2015 Jkt 235001 Order) to require that the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) take actions to control passenger train speed at certain locations on main line track in the Northeast Corridor (as defined by 49 U.S.C. 24905(c)(1)(A)). Amtrak was required to immediately implement code changes to its Automatic Train Control (ATC) System to enforce the passenger train speed limit ahead of the curve at Frankford Junction in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where a fatal accident occurred on May 12, 2015. Amtrak was also required to identify all other curves on the Northeast Corridor where there is a significant reduction (more than 20 miles per hour (mph)) from the maximum authorized approach speed to those curves for passenger trains. Amtrak was then required to develop and comply with an FRAapproved action plan to modify its existing ATC System or other signal systems (or take alternative operational actions) to enable enforcement of passenger train speeds at the identified curves. Amtrak also had to install additional wayside passenger train speed limit signage at appropriate locations on its Northeast Corridor rightof-way. FRA is continuing this Emergency Order in full force and effect, and is now seeking regular clearance for the information collection associated with this Emergency Order. Type of Request: Extension with Change of a Currently Approved Information Collection. Affected Public: Businesses (Railroads). Form(s): N/A. Annual Estimated Burden: 245 hours. Addressee: Send comments regarding these 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. PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Corey Hill, Executive Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–23225 Filed 9–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. EP 670 (Sub-No. 1)] Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee meeting. ACTION: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC), pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. app. 2 § 10(a)(2). DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. E.D.T. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Hearing Room on the first floor of the Board’s headquarters at 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Higgins (202) 245–0284; Michael.Higgins@stb.dot.gov. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at: (800) 877–8339]. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RETAC was formed in 2007 to provide advice and guidance to the Board and to serve as a forum for discussion of emerging issues related to the transportation of energy resources by rail, including coal, ethanol, and other biofuels. Establishment of a Rail Energy Transp. Advisory Comm., EP 670 (STB served July 17, 2007). The purpose of this meeting is to continue discussions regarding issues such as rail performance, capacity constraints, infrastructure planning and development, and effective coordination among suppliers, carriers, and users of energy resources. Potential agenda items for this meeting include a performance measures review, industry segment updates by RETAC members, a presentation on the outlook for U.S. coal consumption, and a roundtable discussion. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 179 / Wednesday, September 16, 2015 / Notices The meeting, which is open to the public, will be conducted in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2; Federal Advisory Committee Management regulations, 41 CFR pt. 102–3; RETAC’s charter; and Board procedures. Further communications about this meeting may be announced through the Board’s Web site at WWW.STB.DOT.GOV. Written Comments: Members of the public may submit written comments to RETAC at any time. Comments should be addressed to RETAC, c/o Michael Higgins, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001 or Michael.Higgins@ stb.dot.gov. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721; 49 U.S.C. 11101; 49 U.S.C. 11121. Decided: September 11, 2015. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Tia Delano, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2015–23234 Filed 9–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35922] Western Washington Railroad, LLC— Operation Exemption—Port of Chehalis Western Washington Railroad, LLC (WWRR) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to operate, pursuant to a sublicense agreement dated May 6, 2014,1 with the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum (CCRM), a noncarrier excursion train operator, approximately 10.2 miles of rail line owned by the Port of Chehalis (the Port) between milepost 0.0 at the junction with the City of Tacoma’s rail line (Tacoma Rail milepost 67.0) and milepost 10.2 in Curtis, Lewis County, Wash. WWRR states that neither the sublicense agreement between WWRR and CCRM nor the license agreement between CCRM and the Port contain any provision that prohibits WWRR from interchanging traffic with a third party or that limits WWRR’s ability to interchange with a third party. WWRR also states that the Port has provided its consent to the sublicense agreement. The parties may consummate the transaction on or after September 30, 2015, the effective date of this exemption (30 days after the verified notice was filed). WWRR certifies that the projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in WWRR’s becoming a Class I or Class II rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions to stay must be filed by September 23, 2015 (at least seven days prior to the date the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35922, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on applicant’s representative, W. Karl Hansen, Stinson Leonard Street LLP, 150 South Fifth Street, Suite 2300, Minneapolis, MN 55402. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ Decided: September 11, 2015. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Tia Delano, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2015–23266 Filed 9–15–15; 8:45 am] asabaliauskas on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1 This notice was originally filed on July 13, 2015. On July 27, 2015, in order to clarify the nature of the rights being acquired, WWRR filed a redacted and an unredacted version of the agreement. On the same date, WWRR filed a motion for protective order pursuant to 49 CFR 1104.14(b) to allow the filing under seal of the unredacted agreement. In a decision served on August 12, 2015, the Board granted the motion for a protective order. On the same date, the Board also served a decision to hold the proceeding in abeyance, and directed WWRR to file supplemental information by September 1, 2015, to inform the Board why it postponed seeking Board authorization to operate on the Line and whether the parties need Board authorization for any agreements incorporated into the sublicense agreement by reference. The supplemental information was submitted to the Board on August 31, 2015. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Sep 15, 2015 Jkt 235001 BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Department of the Treasury. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55713 with the Paperwork 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 October 16, 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(s) may be obtained by email at PRA@treasury.gov or the entire information collection request may be found at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Internal Revenue Service (IRS) OMB Number: 1545–1241. Type of Review: Extension without change of a previously approved collection. Title: TD 8395—Special Valuation Rules. Abstract: Section 2701 of the Internal Revenue Code allows various elections by family members who make gifts of common stock or partnership interests and retain senior interest. The elections affect the value of the gifted interests and the retained interests. Regulations relating to chapter 14 of the Internal Revenue Code, as enacted in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, Public Law 101–508, 104 Stat. 1388, provides special valuation rules for purposes of Federal estate and gift taxes imposed under chapter 1 and 12 of the Code. In addition, these regulations provide rules involving lapsing rights and other transactions that are treated as completed transfers under chapter 14. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 496. OMB Number: 1545–1952. Type of Review: Extension without change of a previously approved collection. Title: Revenue Procedure 2005–50— Automatic Consent for Eligible Educational Institution to Change Reporting Methods. Abstract: This revenue procedure prescribes how an eligible educational institution may obtain automatic E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 179 (Wednesday, September 16, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55712-55713]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-23234]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. EP 670 (Sub-No. 1)]


Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee 
meeting.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Rail Energy 
Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC), pursuant to the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. app. 2 Sec.  10(a)(2).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 9:00 
a.m. E.D.T.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Hearing Room on the first 
floor of the Board's headquarters at 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 
20423.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Higgins (202) 245-0284; 
Michael.Higgins@stb.dot.gov. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is 
available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at: 
(800) 877-8339].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RETAC was formed in 2007 to provide advice 
and guidance to the Board and to serve as a forum for discussion of 
emerging issues related to the transportation of energy resources by 
rail, including coal, ethanol, and other biofuels. Establishment of a 
Rail Energy Transp. Advisory Comm., EP 670 (STB served July 17, 2007). 
The purpose of this meeting is to continue discussions regarding issues 
such as rail performance, capacity constraints, infrastructure planning 
and development, and effective coordination among suppliers, carriers, 
and users of energy resources. Potential agenda items for this meeting 
include a performance measures review, industry segment updates by 
RETAC members, a presentation on the outlook for U.S. coal consumption, 
and a roundtable discussion.

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    The meeting, which is open to the public, will be conducted in 
accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2; 
Federal Advisory Committee Management regulations, 41 CFR pt. 102-3; 
RETAC's charter; and Board procedures. Further communications about 
this meeting may be announced through the Board's Web site at 
WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.
    Written Comments: Members of the public may submit written comments 
to RETAC at any time. Comments should be addressed to RETAC, c/o 
Michael Higgins, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20423-0001 or Michael.Higgins@stb.dot.gov.

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721; 49 U.S.C. 11101; 49 U.S.C. 11121.

    Decided: September 11, 2015.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Tia Delano,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2015-23234 Filed 9-15-15; 8:45 am]
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