Notice and Request for Comments, 75894-75895 [2015-30610]

Download as PDF 75894 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 233 / Friday, December 4, 2015 / Notices 2015–075 and should be submitted on or before December 28, 2015. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.26 Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–30607 Filed 12–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 9368] Notice of Renewal of the Charter of the Department of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law The Department of State has renewed the Charter of the Advisory Committee on Private International Law. Through the Committee, the Department of State obtains the views of the public with respect to significant private international law issues that arise in international organizations of which the United States is a Member State, in international bodies in whose work the United States has an interest, or in the foreign relations of the United States. The Committee is comprised of representatives from other government agencies, representatives of national organizations, and experts and professionals active in the field of international law. Comments should be sent to the Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law at PIL@ state.gov. Copies of the draft Charter may be obtained by contacting Tricia Smeltzer at smeltzertk@state.gov. Dated: October 23, 2015. Timothy R. Schnabel, Attorney-Adviser, Office of Private International Law, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2015–30714 Filed 12–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. DOT–NHTSA–2015–0115] Notice and Request for Comments National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 26 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Dec 03, 2015 Jkt 238001 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 public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by February 2, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by Docket No. DOT–OST– 200X–XXXX] through one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// 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: SUMMARY: (1) OMB Control Number: 2127–0597 Title: 23 CFR Parts Uniform Safety Program Cost Summary Form for Highway Safety Plan. Type of Review: Renewal of a previously approved information collection. Abstract: Each State shall have a highway safety program approved by the Secretary, designed to reduce traffic accidents and deaths, injuries, and property damage resulting there from. Such program shall be in accordance with uniform guidelines promulgated by the Secretary to improve driver performance, and to improve pedestrian performance, motorcycle safety and bicycle safety. Under this program, States submit the Highway Safety Program and other documentation explaining how they intend to use the grant funds. In order to account for funds expended under these priority areas and other program areas, States are required to submit a Program Cost Summary. The Program Cost Summary PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 is completed to reflect the State’s proposed Allocation of funds (including carry-forward funds) by program area, based on the projects and activities identified in the Highway Safety Plan Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 57. Frequency: 20 per year. Number of Responses: 1,140. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 570 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost Burden: 0. (2) OMB Control Number: 2127–0019 Title: CFR part 537, Automotive Fuel Economy Reports. Type of Review: Renewal of a previously approved information collection. Abstract: 49 United States Code (U.S.C.) 32907(a) requires a manufacturer to submit reports to the Secretary of Transportation on whether a manufacturer will comply with an applicable average fuel economy standard under 49 U.S.C. 32902 of this title for the model year for which the report is made; the actions a manufacturer has taken or intends to take to comply with the standard; and other information the Secretary requires by regulation. Under 49 CFR part 537, NHTSA also requires manufacturers to provide data on vehicle footprint so that the agency could determine a manufacturer’s required fuel economy level and its compliance with that level. The information collected provides the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with advance indication whether automotive manufacturers are complying with the applicable average fuel economy standards; furnishes NHTSA with the necessary information to prepare its annual update on the Automotive Fuel Economy Program; aids NHTSA in responding to general requests concerning automotive fuel economy; and supplies NHTSA with detailed and current technical and economic information that will be used to evaluate possible future average fuel economy standards. Respondents: Automobile manufacturers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 30. Estimated Number of Responses: 54; some manufacturers have multiple fleets and 49 CFR part 537 requires a separate report for each fleet. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 3,189 hours. E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 233 / Friday, December 4, 2015 / Notices Estimated Frequency: A pre-model report and a mid-model report are required to be submitted by manufacturers once per model year for each applicable fleet (domestic passenger car, imported passenger car, light trucks). asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (3) OMB Control Number: 2127–0655 Title: 23 CFR Parts Uniform Safety Program Cost Summary Form for Highway Safety Plan. Type of Request: Renewal of a previously approved information collection. Abstract: In this collection of information, NHTSA is requesting updated future product plans from vehicle manufacturers, as well as production data through the recent past, including data about engines and transmissions for model year MY 2012 through MY 2025 passenger cars and light trucks and the assumptions underlying those plans. NHTSA requests information for MYs 2012–2025 to aid NHTSA in developing a realistic forecast of the MY 2016–2025 vehicle market. Information regarding earlier model years may help the agency to better account for cumulative effects such as volume-and time-based reductions in costs, and also may help to reveal product mix and technology application trends during model years for which the agency is currently receiving actual corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) compliance data. Information regarding later model years helps the agency gain a better understanding of how manufacturers’ plans through MY 2025 relate to their longer-term expectations regarding Energy Independence and Security Act requirements, market trends, and prospects for more advanced technologies. NHTSA will also consider information from model years before and after MYs 2016–2025 when reviewing manufacturers’ planned schedules for redesigning and freshening their products, in order to examine how manufacturers anticipate tying technology introduction to product design schedules. In addition, the agency is requesting information regarding manufacturers’ estimates of the future vehicle population, and fuel economy improvements and incremental costs attributed to this notice. Affected Public: Automobile manufacturers. Number of Respondents: 30. Number of Responses: 30. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 16,500 hours. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Dec 03, 2015 Jkt 238001 Frequency of Collection: Manufacturer product plans are requested each time that NHTSA initiates a rulemaking for light-duty fuel economy standards. These standards may be issued for a one to five year time frame, thus manufacturers would be expected to provide these reports every one to five years. Recent NHTSA rulemakings have typically ranged between three and five years. NHTSA generally requests product plans prior to issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking and prior to the issuance of a final rule. Since the gap between the two rules generally is less than a year, manufacturers would be expected to provide two reports for each rulemaking cycle. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the Department’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the Department to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1:48. Paul Mounkhaty, Chief Architect, Office of IT Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–30610 Filed 12–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35975] Central Maine & Quebec Railway US Inc.—Lease and Operate Exemption— State of Maine Central Maine & Quebec Railway US Inc. (CMQ), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to lease from the State of Maine Department of Transportation, and to operate approximately 59.42 miles of rail line owned by the State of Maine (the Line). The Line consists of (1) the Brunswick Yard between the east side of Church Road, milepost CPL 15, and Rock Jct., milepost CPL 17; (2) the Rockland Branch between milepost 29.40 at Brunswick Yard in Brunswick and milepost 85.85 in Rockland; and (3) the Atlantic Branch Line between milepost PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 75895 85.36 and milepost 86.65 in Rockland. The Line runs through Knox, Lincoln, and Sagadahoc Counties, ME. CMQ will replace Morristown & Erie Railway, Inc. d/b/a Maine Eastern Railroad (MER) as the operator on the Line. Pursuant to 49 CFR 1150.42(b), CMQ states in a filing on November 24, 2015, that it has notified the shippers on the Line of the proposed change in operator. CMQ certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class I rail carrier. Because its annual revenues exceed $5 million, however, CMQ has certified, as required by 49 CFR 1150.42(e), that it posted notice of intent at the workplace of employees in Rockland, ME, and distributed to employees of the MER. CMQ further states that it will offer up to four positions to MER’s employees prior to consummation. According to CMQ, the lease does not contain any provision or agreement that may limit future interchange of traffic with a third-party connecting carrier. The transaction may be consummated on or after December 19, 2015, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice of exemption was filed). CMQ states that the proposed schedule for consummation of the transaction is January 1, 2016. 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 for stay must be filed no later than December 11, 2015 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and ten copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35975, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on Louis E. Gitomer, Law Offices of Louis E. Gitomer, 600 Baltimore Ave., Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: November 27, 2015. By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2015–30531 Filed 12–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 233 (Friday, December 4, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. DOT-NHTSA-2015-0115]


Notice and Request for Comments

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 
Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: 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 public comment on 
proposed collections of information, including extensions and 
reinstatement of previously approved collections.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by February 2, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by Docket No. DOT-OST-
200X-XXXX] through one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://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:

(1) OMB Control Number: 2127-0597

    Title: 23 CFR Parts Uniform Safety Program Cost Summary Form for 
Highway Safety Plan.
    Type of Review: Renewal of a previously approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: Each State shall have a highway safety program approved 
by the Secretary, designed to reduce traffic accidents and deaths, 
injuries, and property damage resulting there from. Such program shall 
be in accordance with uniform guidelines promulgated by the Secretary 
to improve driver performance, and to improve pedestrian performance, 
motorcycle safety and bicycle safety. Under this program, States submit 
the Highway Safety Program and other documentation explaining how they 
intend to use the grant funds. In order to account for funds expended 
under these priority areas and other program areas, States are required 
to submit a Program Cost Summary. The Program Cost Summary is completed 
to reflect the State's proposed Allocation of funds (including carry-
forward funds) by program area, based on the projects and activities 
identified in the Highway Safety Plan
    Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and 
Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 57.
    Frequency: 20 per year.
    Number of Responses: 1,140.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 570 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost Burden: 0.

(2) OMB Control Number: 2127-0019

    Title: CFR part 537, Automotive Fuel Economy Reports.
    Type of Review: Renewal of a previously approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: 49 United States Code (U.S.C.) 32907(a) requires a 
manufacturer to submit reports to the Secretary of Transportation on 
whether a manufacturer will comply with an applicable average fuel 
economy standard under 49 U.S.C. 32902 of this title for the model year 
for which the report is made; the actions a manufacturer has taken or 
intends to take to comply with the standard; and other information the 
Secretary requires by regulation. Under 49 CFR part 537, NHTSA also 
requires manufacturers to provide data on vehicle footprint so that the 
agency could determine a manufacturer's required fuel economy level and 
its compliance with that level. The information collected provides the 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with advance 
indication whether automotive manufacturers are complying with the 
applicable average fuel economy standards; furnishes NHTSA with the 
necessary information to prepare its annual update on the Automotive 
Fuel Economy Program; aids NHTSA in responding to general requests 
concerning automotive fuel economy; and supplies NHTSA with detailed 
and current technical and economic information that will be used to 
evaluate possible future average fuel economy standards.
    Respondents: Automobile manufacturers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 30.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 54; some manufacturers have multiple 
fleets and 49 CFR part 537 requires a separate report for each fleet.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 3,189 hours.

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    Estimated Frequency: A pre-model report and a mid-model report are 
required to be submitted by manufacturers once per model year for each 
applicable fleet (domestic passenger car, imported passenger car, light 
trucks).

(3) OMB Control Number: 2127-0655

    Title: 23 CFR Parts Uniform Safety Program Cost Summary Form for 
Highway Safety Plan.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a previously approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: In this collection of information, NHTSA is requesting 
updated future product plans from vehicle manufacturers, as well as 
production data through the recent past, including data about engines 
and transmissions for model year MY 2012 through MY 2025 passenger cars 
and light trucks and the assumptions underlying those plans.
    NHTSA requests information for MYs 2012-2025 to aid NHTSA in 
developing a realistic forecast of the MY 2016-2025 vehicle market. 
Information regarding earlier model years may help the agency to better 
account for cumulative effects such as volume-and time-based reductions 
in costs, and also may help to reveal product mix and technology 
application trends during model years for which the agency is currently 
receiving actual corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) compliance data. 
Information regarding later model years helps the agency gain a better 
understanding of how manufacturers' plans through MY 2025 relate to 
their longer-term expectations regarding Energy Independence and 
Security Act requirements, market trends, and prospects for more 
advanced technologies.
    NHTSA will also consider information from model years before and 
after MYs 2016-2025 when reviewing manufacturers' planned schedules for 
redesigning and freshening their products, in order to examine how 
manufacturers anticipate tying technology introduction to product 
design schedules. In addition, the agency is requesting information 
regarding manufacturers' estimates of the future vehicle population, 
and fuel economy improvements and incremental costs attributed to this 
notice.
    Affected Public: Automobile manufacturers.
    Number of Respondents: 30.
    Number of Responses: 30.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 16,500 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: Manufacturer product plans are requested 
each time that NHTSA initiates a rulemaking for light-duty fuel economy 
standards. These standards may be issued for a one to five year time 
frame, thus manufacturers would be expected to provide these reports 
every one to five years. Recent NHTSA rulemakings have typically ranged 
between three and five years. NHTSA generally requests product plans 
prior to issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking and prior to the 
issuance of a final rule. Since the gap between the two rules generally 
is less than a year, manufacturers would be expected to provide two 
reports for each rulemaking cycle.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the Department's 
performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the 
Department to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the 
information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized 
without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency 
will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB's 
clearance of this information collection.

    Authority:  The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1:48.

Paul Mounkhaty,
Chief Architect, Office of IT Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2015-30610 Filed 12-3-15; 8:45 am]
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