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Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 57 / Thursday, March 24, 2016 / Notices Bridge Inspection Report link and fill out the ‘‘Bridge Inspection Report Public Version Request Form’’ (FRA F 6180.167) in its entirety (a link to the form is provided at the end of these questions). Please provide the following information: • Your name and title; • Official address; • Email address; • Telephone number; • Identification of the individual bridge(s) for which you are requesting a public version of a bridge inspection report(s). Bridge identification information could include a street name, a nearby intersecting street, a waterway or a recognizable land feature where appropriate; • Name of the railroad that owns and/ or operates over the requested bridge(s) (if known); and • An indication that the request is being made in your official capacity as a representative of a State or a political subdivision of a State. The bridge(s) for which the inspection report(s) is sought must be within the jurisdiction of the political subdivision of the State you represent. Q. How do I file my request? A. You can file a request by going to FRA’s Web site (www.fra.dot.gov) and clicking on the Bridge Inspection Report link. There you will find the ‘‘Bridge Inspection Report Public Version Request Form’’ (FRA F 6180.167). Please complete this pdf fillable form by providing all of the information listed in the question above and click on the ‘‘submit’’ box when completed. This will automatically create an email that will send the completed form directly to FRA. A link to the form has also been provided at the end of these questions below. If you are unable to submit the form to FRA directly, please fill out the ‘‘Bridge Inspection Report Public Version Request Form’’ (FRA F 6180.167) and attach it in an email to FRABridgeInspectionReportRequest@ dot.gov. Requests will only be accepted through this email address with the proper form completely filled out and attached. Q. How will FRA handle a request? A. FRA will evaluate the request and, if found to be compliant with law, FRA will promptly request that the railroad responsible for the bridge provide a public version of the most recent inspection report(s) to FRA. Once FRA has received the report(s), FRA will review the report(s) to ensure that at least the minimum information required by law has been provided. Once determined to be satisfactory, the report(s) will be sent to the requester VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Mar 23, 2016 Jkt 238001 electronically by reply to the request unless the requester provides an alternate email address to send the report to. Q. What information must a railroad include in the public version of the bridge inspection report provided to FRA? A. The FAST Act requires the following information to be included in a public version of a bridge inspection report: 1. The date of the last inspection; 2. Length of bridge; 3. Location of bridge; 4. Type of bridge (superstructure); 5. Type of structure (substructure); 6. Features crossed by the bridge; 7. Railroad contact information; and 8. A general statement on the condition of the bridge. Q. How much time does a railroad have to provide the public version of a bridge inspection report to FRA? A. FRA interprets the statute to require a railroad to provide a requested report containing at least the minimum specified information within a reasonable amount of time. FRA believes that a reasonable time for a railroad to provide a requested report is within 30 days of receipt of FRA’s request. Q. How long will it take FRA to produce a public version of a bridge inspection report to a requester? A. FRA will handle these requests as expeditiously as possible and generally expects to respond to most requests by providing the requester with a public version of a bridge inspection report within 45 days of receipt of the request. (Link to Form will be located here) Attachment 1 to Frequently Asked Questions FAST Act—Section 11405—Bridge Inspection Reports Section 417(d) of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (49 U.S.C. 20103 note) is amended—(1) by striking ‘‘The Secretary’’ and inserting the following: ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary’’; and (2) by adding at the end the following: ‘‘(2) AVAILABILITY OF BRIDGE CONDITION.— ‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—A State or political subdivision of a State may file a request with the Secretary for a public version of a bridge inspection report generated under subsection (b)(5) for a bridge located in such State or political subdivision’s jurisdiction. ‘‘(B) PUBLIC VERSION OF REPORT.—If the Secretary determines that the request is reasonable, the Secretary shall require a railroad to submit a public version of the most PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15785 recent bridge inspection report, such as a summary form, for a bridge subject to a request under subparagraph (A). The public version of a bridge inspection report shall include the date of last inspection, length of bridge, location of bridge, type of bridge, type of structure, feature crossed by bridge, and railroad contact information, along with a general statement on the condition of the bridge. ‘‘(C) PROVISION OF REPORT.—The Secretary shall provide to a State or political subdivision of a State a public version of a bridge inspection report submitted under subparagraph (B). ‘‘(D) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.— The Secretary, upon the reasonable request of State or political subdivision of a State, shall provide technical assistance to such State or political subdivision of a State to facilitate the understanding of a bridge inspection report.’’ [FR Doc. 2016–06583 Filed 3–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2016–0027 (Notice No. 2016–2)] Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on certain information collections pertaining to hazardous materials transportation for which PHMSA intends to request renewal from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 23, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the docket number (PHMSA–2016–0027) by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12– 140, Routing Symbol M–30, 1200 New SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 15786 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 57 / Thursday, March 24, 2016 / Notices Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: To Docket Operations, Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number or Regulation Identification Number (RIN) for this notice. Internet users may access comments received by DOT at: http://www.regulations.gov. Note that comments received will be posted without change to: http:// www.regulations.gov including any personal information provided. Requests for a copy of an information collection should be directed to Steven Andrews or T. Glenn Foster, Standards and Rulemaking Division (PHH–12), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., East Building, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001, Telephone (202) 366–8553. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Andrews or T. Glenn Foster, Standards and Rulemaking Division (PHH–12), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., East Building, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001, Telephone (202) 366–8553. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1320.8 (d), Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations requires PHMSA to provide interested members of the public and affected agencies an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping requests. This notice identifies information collection requests that PHMSA will be submitting to OMB for renewal and extension. These information collections are contained in 49 CFR 171.6 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 171 through 180). PHMSA has revised burden estimates, where appropriate, to reflect current reporting levels or adjustments based on changes in proposed or final rules published since the information collections were last approved. The following information is provided for each information collection: (1) Title of the information collection, including former title if a change is being made; (2) OMB control number; (3) summary of the information collection activity; (4) description of affected public; (5) estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (6) frequency of collection. PHMSA will request a three-year term of approval for each information collection activity and, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Mar 23, 2016 Jkt 238001 when approved by OMB, publish a notice of the approval in the Federal Register. PHMSA requests comments on the following information collection: Title: Inspection and Testing of Portable Tanks and Intermediate Bulk Containers. OMB Control Number: 2137–0018. Summary: This information collection consolidates provisions for documenting qualifications, inspections, tests, and approvals pertaining to the manufacture and use of portable tanks and intermediate bulk containers under various provisions of the HMR. It is necessary to ascertain whether portable tanks and intermediate bulk containers have been qualified, inspected, and retested in accordance with the HMR. The information is used to verify that certain portable tanks and intermediate bulk containers meet required performance standards prior to their being authorized for use, and to document periodic requalification and testing to ensure the packagings have not deteriorated due to age or physical abuse to a degree that would render them unsafe for the transportation of hazardous materials. Affected Public: Manufacturers and owners of portable tanks and intermediate bulk containers. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Number of Respondents: 8,770. Total Annual Responses: 86,100. Total Annual Burden Hours: 66,390. Frequency of collection: On occasion. Title: Hazardous Materials Shipping Papers and Emergency Response Information. OMB Control Number: 2137–0034 Summary: This information collection is for the requirement to provide a shipping paper and emergency response information with shipments of hazardous materials. Shipping papers are considered to be a basic communication tool relative to the transportation of hazardous materials. The definition of a shipping paper in 49 CFR 171.8 includes a shipping order, bill of lading, manifest, or other shipping document serving a similar purpose and containing the information required by §§ 172.202, 172.203, and 172.204 of the HMR. A shipping paper with emergency response information must accompany most hazardous materials shipments and be readily available at all times during transportation. Shipping papers serve as the principal source of information regarding the presence of hazardous materials, identification, quantity, and emergency response procedures. They also serve as the source of information PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for compliance with other requirements, such as the placement of rail cars containing different hazardous materials in trains; prevent the loading of poisons with foodstuffs; maintain the separation of incompatible hazardous materials; and limit the amount of radioactive materials that may be transported in a vehicle or aircraft. Shipping papers and emergency response information also serve as a means of notifying transport workers that hazardous materials are present. Most importantly, shipping papers serve as a principal means of identifying hazardous materials during transportation emergencies. Firefighters, police, and other emergency response personnel are trained to obtain the DOT shipping papers and emergency response information when responding to hazardous materials transportation emergencies. The availability of accurate information concerning hazardous materials being transported significantly improves response efforts in these types of emergencies. It should be noted that PHMSA recently completed a collection of information under the Hazardous Materials Automated Cargo Communications for Efficient and Safe Shipments (HM–ACCESS) pilot program. This program has concluded and the burden hours posted in this notice no longer reflect the collection of information related to the HM–ACCESS pilot program. Affected Public: Shippers and carriers of hazardous materials in commerce. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Number of Respondents: 260,000. Total Annual Responses: 185,000,000. Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,625,846. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Title: Cargo Tank Motor Vehicles in Liquefied Compressed Gas Service. OMB Control Number: 2137–0595. Summary: These information collection and recordkeeping requirements pertain to the manufacture, certification, inspection, repair, maintenance, and operation of certain DOT specification and nonspecification cargo tank motor vehicles used to transport liquefied compressed gases. These requirements are intended to ensure cargo tank motor vehicles used to transport liquefied compressed gases are operated safely, and to minimize the potential for catastrophic releases during unloading and loading operations. They include: (1) Requirements for operators of cargo tank motor vehicles in liquefied compressed gas service to develop operating procedures applicable to unloading operations and carry the operating E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 57 / Thursday, March 24, 2016 / Notices procedures on each vehicle; (2) inspection, maintenance, marking, and testing requirements for the cargo tank discharge system, including delivery hose assemblies; and (3) requirements for emergency discharge control equipment on certain cargo tank motor vehicles transporting liquefied compressed gases that must be installed and certified by a Registered Inspector. Affected Public: Carriers in liquefied compressed gas service, manufacturers and repairers. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Number of Respondents: 6,958. Total Annual Responses: 920,538. Total Annual Burden Hours: 200,914. Frequency of collection: On occasion. Title: Inspection and Testing of Meter Provers. OMB Control Number: 2137–0620. Summary: This information collection and recordkeeping burden results from the requirements pertaining to the use, inspection, and maintenance of mechanical displacement meter provers (meter provers) used to check the accurate flow of liquid hazardous materials into bulk packagings, such as portable tanks and cargo tank motor vehicles, under the HMR. These meter provers are used to ensure that the proper amount of liquid hazardous materials is being loaded and unloaded involving bulk packagings, such as cargo tanks and portable tanks. These meter provers consist of a gauge and several pipes that always contain small amounts of the liquid hazardous material in the pipes as residual material, and, therefore, must be inspected and maintained in accordance with the HMR to ensure they are in proper calibration and working order. These meter provers are not subject to the specification testing and inspection requirements in part 178. However, these meter provers must be visually inspected annually and hydrostatic pressure tested every five years in order to ensure they are properly working as specified in § 173.5a of the HMR. Therefore, this information collection requires that: (1) Each meter prover must undergo and pass an external visual inspection annually to ensure that the meter provers used in the flow of liquid hazardous materials into bulk packagings are accurate and in conformance with the performance standards in the HMR. (2) Each meter prover must undergo and pass a hydrostatic pressure test at least every five years to ensure that the meter provers used in the flow of liquid hazardous materials into bulk packagings are accurate and in VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Mar 23, 2016 Jkt 238001 conformance with the performance standards in the HMR. (3) Each meter prover must successfully complete the test and inspection and must be marked in accordance with §§ 180.415(b) and 173.5a. (4) Each owner must retain a record of the most recent visual inspection and pressure test until the meter prover is requalified. Affected Public: Owners of meter provers used to measure liquid hazardous materials flow into bulk packagings such as cargo tanks and portable tanks. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Number of Respondents: 50. Total Annual Responses: 250. Total Annual Burden Hours: 175. Frequency of collection: On occasion. Signed in Washington, DC, on March 18, 2016. William S. Schoonover, Deputy Associate Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–06603 Filed 3–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary [Docket No. DOT–OST–2016–0023] Extension of a Previously Approved Collection: Public Charters Office of the Secretary, DOT. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, the Department of Transportation (DOT) invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on Public Charters, 14 CFR part 380. The pre-existing information collection request was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Written comments should be submitted by May 23, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Reather Flemmings (202–366–1865) and Mr. Brett Kruger (202–366–8025), Office of the Secretary, Office of International Aviation, Special Authorities DivisionX46, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by DOT–DMS Docket No. DOT–OST–2016–0023] through one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15787 • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., West Building, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2106–0005. Title: Public Charters, 14 CFR part 380. Form Numbers: 4532, 4533, 4534, 4535. Type of Review: Extension of a Previously Approved Collection: The current OMB inventory has not changed. Abstract: 14 CFR part 380 establishes regulations embodying the Department’s terms and conditions for Public Charter operators to conduct air transportation using direct air carriers. Public Charter operators arrange transportation for groups of people on chartered aircraft. This arrangement is often less expensive for the travelers than individually buying a ticket. Part 380 exempts charter operators from certain provisions of the U.S. code in order that they may provide this service. A primary goal of Part 380 is to seek protection for the consumer. Accordingly, the rule stipulates that the charter operator must file evidence (a prospectus—consisting of OST Forms 4532, 4533, 4534, 4535, and supporting financial documents) with the Department for each charter program certifying that it has entered into a binding contract with a direct air carrier to provide air transportation and that it has also entered into agreements with Department-approved financial institutions for the protection of charter participants’ funds. The prospectus must be approved by the Department prior to the operator’s advertising, selling or operating the charter. If the prospectus information were not collected it would be extremely difficult to assure compliance with agency rules and to assure that public security and other consumer protection requirements were in place for the traveling public. The information collected is available for public inspection (unless the respondent specifically requests confidential treatment). Part 380 does not provide any assurances of confidentiality. As an additional matter, the Department’s Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings has the authority to pursue or not to pursue enforcement action against airlines or other sellers of air transportation with respect to air travel consumer E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2016-0027 (Notice No. 2016-2)]


Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), 
Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA 
invites comments on certain information collections pertaining to 
hazardous materials transportation for which PHMSA intends to request 
renewal from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
May 23, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the docket number 
(PHMSA-2016-0027) by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Operations, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Routing 
Symbol M-30, 1200 New

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Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: To Docket Operations, Room W12-140 on the 
ground floor of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number or Regulation Identification Number (RIN) for this 
notice. Internet users may access comments received by DOT at: http://www.regulations.gov. Note that comments received will be posted without 
change to: http://www.regulations.gov including any personal 
information provided.
    Requests for a copy of an information collection should be directed 
to Steven Andrews or T. Glenn Foster, Standards and Rulemaking Division 
(PHH-12), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE., East Building, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20590-
0001, Telephone (202) 366-8553.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Andrews or T. Glenn Foster, 
Standards and Rulemaking Division (PHH-12), Pipeline and Hazardous 
Materials Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., East 
Building, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001, Telephone (202) 366-
8553.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1320.8 (d), Title 5, Code of Federal 
Regulations requires PHMSA to provide interested members of the public 
and affected agencies an opportunity to comment on information 
collection and recordkeeping requests. This notice identifies 
information collection requests that PHMSA will be submitting to OMB 
for renewal and extension. These information collections are contained 
in 49 CFR 171.6 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR 
parts 171 through 180). PHMSA has revised burden estimates, where 
appropriate, to reflect current reporting levels or adjustments based 
on changes in proposed or final rules published since the information 
collections were last approved. The following information is provided 
for each information collection: (1) Title of the information 
collection, including former title if a change is being made; (2) OMB 
control number; (3) summary of the information collection activity; (4) 
description of affected public; (5) estimate of total annual reporting 
and recordkeeping burden; and (6) frequency of collection. PHMSA will 
request a three-year term of approval for each information collection 
activity and, when approved by OMB, publish a notice of the approval in 
the Federal Register.
    PHMSA requests comments on the following information collection:
    Title: Inspection and Testing of Portable Tanks and Intermediate 
Bulk Containers.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0018.
    Summary: This information collection consolidates provisions for 
documenting qualifications, inspections, tests, and approvals 
pertaining to the manufacture and use of portable tanks and 
intermediate bulk containers under various provisions of the HMR. It is 
necessary to ascertain whether portable tanks and intermediate bulk 
containers have been qualified, inspected, and retested in accordance 
with the HMR. The information is used to verify that certain portable 
tanks and intermediate bulk containers meet required performance 
standards prior to their being authorized for use, and to document 
periodic requalification and testing to ensure the packagings have not 
deteriorated due to age or physical abuse to a degree that would render 
them unsafe for the transportation of hazardous materials.
    Affected Public: Manufacturers and owners of portable tanks and 
intermediate bulk containers.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Number of Respondents: 8,770.
    Total Annual Responses: 86,100.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 66,390.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.
    Title: Hazardous Materials Shipping Papers and Emergency Response 
Information.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0034
    Summary: This information collection is for the requirement to 
provide a shipping paper and emergency response information with 
shipments of hazardous materials. Shipping papers are considered to be 
a basic communication tool relative to the transportation of hazardous 
materials. The definition of a shipping paper in 49 CFR 171.8 includes 
a shipping order, bill of lading, manifest, or other shipping document 
serving a similar purpose and containing the information required by 
Sec. Sec.  172.202, 172.203, and 172.204 of the HMR. A shipping paper 
with emergency response information must accompany most hazardous 
materials shipments and be readily available at all times during 
transportation. Shipping papers serve as the principal source of 
information regarding the presence of hazardous materials, 
identification, quantity, and emergency response procedures. They also 
serve as the source of information for compliance with other 
requirements, such as the placement of rail cars containing different 
hazardous materials in trains; prevent the loading of poisons with 
foodstuffs; maintain the separation of incompatible hazardous 
materials; and limit the amount of radioactive materials that may be 
transported in a vehicle or aircraft. Shipping papers and emergency 
response information also serve as a means of notifying transport 
workers that hazardous materials are present. Most importantly, 
shipping papers serve as a principal means of identifying hazardous 
materials during transportation emergencies. Firefighters, police, and 
other emergency response personnel are trained to obtain the DOT 
shipping papers and emergency response information when responding to 
hazardous materials transportation emergencies. The availability of 
accurate information concerning hazardous materials being transported 
significantly improves response efforts in these types of emergencies.
    It should be noted that PHMSA recently completed a collection of 
information under the Hazardous Materials Automated Cargo 
Communications for Efficient and Safe Shipments (HM-ACCESS) pilot 
program. This program has concluded and the burden hours posted in this 
notice no longer reflect the collection of information related to the 
HM-ACCESS pilot program.
    Affected Public: Shippers and carriers of hazardous materials in 
commerce.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Number of Respondents: 260,000.
    Total Annual Responses: 185,000,000.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,625,846.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Title: Cargo Tank Motor Vehicles in Liquefied Compressed Gas 
Service.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0595.
    Summary: These information collection and recordkeeping 
requirements pertain to the manufacture, certification, inspection, 
repair, maintenance, and operation of certain DOT specification and 
non-specification cargo tank motor vehicles used to transport liquefied 
compressed gases. These requirements are intended to ensure cargo tank 
motor vehicles used to transport liquefied compressed gases are 
operated safely, and to minimize the potential for catastrophic 
releases during unloading and loading operations. They include: (1) 
Requirements for operators of cargo tank motor vehicles in liquefied 
compressed gas service to develop operating procedures applicable to 
unloading operations and carry the operating

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procedures on each vehicle; (2) inspection, maintenance, marking, and 
testing requirements for the cargo tank discharge system, including 
delivery hose assemblies; and (3) requirements for emergency discharge 
control equipment on certain cargo tank motor vehicles transporting 
liquefied compressed gases that must be installed and certified by a 
Registered Inspector.
    Affected Public: Carriers in liquefied compressed gas service, 
manufacturers and repairers.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Number of Respondents: 6,958.
    Total Annual Responses: 920,538.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 200,914.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.
    Title: Inspection and Testing of Meter Provers.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0620.
    Summary: This information collection and recordkeeping burden 
results from the requirements pertaining to the use, inspection, and 
maintenance of mechanical displacement meter provers (meter provers) 
used to check the accurate flow of liquid hazardous materials into bulk 
packagings, such as portable tanks and cargo tank motor vehicles, under 
the HMR. These meter provers are used to ensure that the proper amount 
of liquid hazardous materials is being loaded and unloaded involving 
bulk packagings, such as cargo tanks and portable tanks. These meter 
provers consist of a gauge and several pipes that always contain small 
amounts of the liquid hazardous material in the pipes as residual 
material, and, therefore, must be inspected and maintained in 
accordance with the HMR to ensure they are in proper calibration and 
working order. These meter provers are not subject to the specification 
testing and inspection requirements in part 178. However, these meter 
provers must be visually inspected annually and hydrostatic pressure 
tested every five years in order to ensure they are properly working as 
specified in Sec.  173.5a of the HMR. Therefore, this information 
collection requires that:
    (1) Each meter prover must undergo and pass an external visual 
inspection annually to ensure that the meter provers used in the flow 
of liquid hazardous materials into bulk packagings are accurate and in 
conformance with the performance standards in the HMR.
    (2) Each meter prover must undergo and pass a hydrostatic pressure 
test at least every five years to ensure that the meter provers used in 
the flow of liquid hazardous materials into bulk packagings are 
accurate and in conformance with the performance standards in the HMR.
    (3) Each meter prover must successfully complete the test and 
inspection and must be marked in accordance with Sec. Sec.  180.415(b) 
and 173.5a.
    (4) Each owner must retain a record of the most recent visual 
inspection and pressure test until the meter prover is requalified.
    Affected Public: Owners of meter provers used to measure liquid 
hazardous materials flow into bulk packagings such as cargo tanks and 
portable tanks.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Number of Respondents: 50.
    Total Annual Responses: 250.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 175.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on March 18, 2016.
William S. Schoonover,
Deputy Associate Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-06603 Filed 3-23-16; 8:45 am]
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