Notice and Request for Comments, 26303-26304 [2016-10192]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 84 / Monday, May 2, 2016 / Notices the equipment. Subsequent amendments, assignments of rights, or release of obligations under such instruments must also be filed with the agency. This information is maintained by the Board for public inspection. Recordation at the STB obviates the need for recording the liens in individual States. Retention Period: Recordations of liens are destroyed 60 years after the last filing. srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Collection Number 3 Title: Water Carrier Tariffs. OMB Control Number: 2140–0026. STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension with change. Respondents: Water carriers that provide freight transportation in noncontiguous domestic trade. Number of Respondents: Approximately 29. Frequency: On occasion. (Over the last three years, respondents have filed an average of 228 responses per year. The same number of filings is expected during each of the next 3 years.) Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 171 hours (228 filings × .75 hour estimated time per filing). Total ‘‘Non-hour Burden’’ Cost (such as start-up costs and mailing costs): There are no non-hourly burden costs for this collection. The collection may be filed electronically. Needs and Uses: Under 49 U.S.C. 13702(b) and 49 CFR 1312, water carriers that provide freight transportation in noncontiguous domestic trade (i.e., domestic, as opposed to international) shipments moving to or from Alaska, Hawaii, or the U.S. territories or possessions (Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands)) must file tariffs, providing a list of prices and fees that the water carrier charges to the shipping public. Retention Period: After cancellation, tariffs are placed in a ‘‘Cancelled Tariffs’’ file. They are destroyed five years after the end of the year in which they were cancelled. DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by July 1, 2016. ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Chris Oehrle, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001, or to PRA@stb.dot.gov. When submitting comments, please refer to the title of the collection about which you are commenting. For further information regarding this collection, VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Apr 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 contact Michael Higgins, Deputy Director, Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0284 or at higginsm@stb.dot.gov. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, a federal agency that conducts or sponsors a collection of information must display a currently valid OMB control number. A collection of information, which is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), includes agency requirements that persons submit reports, keep records, or provide information to the agency, third parties, or the public. Under § 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, federal agencies are required to provide, prior to an agency’s submitting a collection to OMB for approval, a 60-day notice and comment period through publication in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information. Dated: April 27, 2016. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–10190 Filed 4–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD Notice and Request for Comments Surface Transportation Board. 60-day notice of intent to seek extension of approval: Arbitration Option Notices. AGENCY: ACTION: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501– 3521 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the process for filing Arbitration Option Notices. This information collection is described in detail below. Comments are requested concerning: (1) The accuracy of the Board’s burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (3) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, when appropriate; and (4) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26303 utility. Submitted comments will be summarized and included in the Board’s request for OMB approval. Description of Collection Title: Arbitration Option Notices. OMB Control Number: 2140–0020. STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension with change. Respondents: All regulated rail carriers. Number of Respondents: 1. Estimated Time per Response: .5 hours. Frequency: Annually. Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): .5 hours. Total ‘‘Non-hour Burden’’ Cost: None identified. Filings are submitted electronically to the Board. Needs and Uses: Under the Interstate Commerce Act, as amended by the ICC Termination Act of 1995, Public Law 104–88, 109 Stat. 803 (1995), the Board is responsible for the economic regulation of common carrier rail transportation. Under 49 CFR 1108.3, rail carriers may agree to participate in the Board’s arbitration program by filing a notice with the Board to ‘‘opt in.’’ Once a rail carrier is participating in the Board’s arbitration program, it may discontinue its participation only by filing a notice to ‘‘opt out’’ with the Board, which would become effective 90 days after its filing. DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by July 1, 2016. ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Chris Oehrle, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001, or to PRA@stb.dot.gov. When submitting comments, please refer to ‘‘Arbitration Option Notice.’’ For further information regarding this collection, contact Michael Higgins, Deputy Director, Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0284 or at higginsm@stb.dot.gov. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, a federal agency that conducts or sponsors a collection of information must display a currently valid OMB control number. A collection of information, which is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), includes agency requirements that persons submit reports, keep records, or provide information to the agency, third parties, or the public. Under § 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, federal agencies are required to provide, prior E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1 26304 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 84 / Monday, May 2, 2016 / Notices to an agency’s submitting a collection to OMB for approval, a 60-day notice and comment period through publication in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information. Dated: April 27, 2016. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–10192 Filed 4–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD Notice and Request for Comments Surface Transportation Board. 60-day notice of intent to seek extension of approval: System Diagram Maps. AGENCY: ACTION: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501– 3521 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the system diagram maps, described below. Comments are requested concerning: (1) The accuracy of the Board’s burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (3) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, when appropriate; and (4) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility. Submitted comments will be summarized and included in the Board’s request for OMB approval. srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Description of Collection Title: System Diagram Maps (or, in the case of Class III carriers, the alternative narrative description of rail system). OMB Control Number: 2140–0003. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension without change. Respondents: Common carrier freight railroads that are either new or reporting changes in the status of one or more of their rail lines. Number of Respondents: 1. Estimated Time per Response: 7.1 hours, based on average time reported in informal survey of respondents (less than 10). Frequency of Response: On occasion. Total Annual Burden Hours: 7.1 hours. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Apr 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 Total ‘‘Non-hour Burden’’ Cost: None identified. Filings are submitted electronically to the Board. Needs and Uses: Under 49 CFR 1152.10–1152.13, all railroads subject to the Board’s jurisdiction are required to keep current system diagram maps on file, or alternatively, in the case of a Class III carrier (a carrier with assets of not more than $38,060,384 in 2014 dollars), to submit the same information in narrative form. The information sought in this collection identifies all lines in a particular railroad’s system, categorized to indicate the likelihood that service on a particular line will be abandoned and/or whether service on a line is currently provided under the financial assistance provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10904. Carriers are obligated to amend these maps as the need to change the category of any particular line arises. Comments on this information collection should be submitted by July 1, 2016. DATES: Direct all comments to Chris Oehrle, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001, or to PRA@stb.dot.gov. When submitting comments, please refer to ‘‘System Diagram Maps.’’ For further information regarding this collection, please contact Pedro Ramirez at (202) 245–0333 or at pedro.ramirez@stb.dot.gov. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339.] ADDRESSES: Under the PRA, a federal agency that conducts or sponsors a collection of information must display a currently valid OMB control number. A collection of information, which is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), includes agency requirements that persons submit reports, keep records, or provide information to the agency, third parties, or the public. Under § 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, federal agencies are required to provide, prior to an agency’s submitting a collection to OMB for approval, a 60-day notice and comment period through publication in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 27, 2016. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–10191 Filed 4–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD Notice and Request for Comments Surface Transportation Board. 60-Day notice of intent to seek extension of approval: Rail Depreciation Studies. AGENCY: ACTION: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501– 3521 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the Rail Depreciation Studies. This information collection is described in detail below. Comments are requested concerning: (1) The accuracy of the Board’s burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (3) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, when appropriate; and (4) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility. Submitted comments will be summarized and included in the Board’s request for OMB approval. SUMMARY: Description of Collection Title: Rail Depreciation Studies. OMB Control Number: 2140–0028. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension with change. Respondents: Class I railroads. Number of Respondents: 7. Estimated Time per Response: Approximately 500 hours annually. Frequency of Response: Bi-annual. (Under 49 CFR part 1201, sections 4–1 to 4–4, the Board requires all class 1 (large) carriers to submit depreciation studies no less than every three years for equipment property and every six years for road and track property. That means that for any given six year period the Class 1 railroads have to submit no less than three depreciation reports or the equivalent of 0.5 depreciation reports per year.) Total Annual Hour Burden: 3,500 hours (500 hours × 7 Class I railroads). Total Annual ‘‘Non-Hour Burden’’ Cost: Approximately $262,500 per year. Board staff estimates that each study will cost between $50,000 and $100,000, which equals a cost of approximately $25,000–$50,000 per year. Using an average cost ($37,500 per year × 7 Class I railroads), the non-hour burden cost is E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 84 (Monday, May 2, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26303-26304]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-10192]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD


Notice and Request for Comments

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION: 60-day notice of intent to seek extension of approval: 
Arbitration Option Notices.

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SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 
3501-3521 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives 
notice of its intent to seek approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for an extension of the process for filing Arbitration 
Option Notices. This information collection is described in detail 
below.
    Comments are requested concerning: (1) The accuracy of the Board's 
burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity 
of the information collected; (3) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on the respondents, including the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, when appropriate; and (4) whether the collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility. 
Submitted comments will be summarized and included in the Board's 
request for OMB approval.

Description of Collection

    Title: Arbitration Option Notices.
    OMB Control Number: 2140-0020.
    STB Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension with change.
    Respondents: All regulated rail carriers.
    Number of Respondents: 1.
    Estimated Time per Response: .5 hours.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): .5 hours.
    Total ``Non-hour Burden'' Cost: None identified. Filings are 
submitted electronically to the Board.
    Needs and Uses: Under the Interstate Commerce Act, as amended by 
the ICC Termination Act of 1995, Public Law 104-88, 109 Stat. 803 
(1995), the Board is responsible for the economic regulation of common 
carrier rail transportation. Under 49 CFR 1108.3, rail carriers may 
agree to participate in the Board's arbitration program by filing a 
notice with the Board to ``opt in.'' Once a rail carrier is 
participating in the Board's arbitration program, it may discontinue 
its participation only by filing a notice to ``opt out'' with the 
Board, which would become effective 90 days after its filing.

DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by 
July 1, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Chris Oehrle, Surface Transportation 
Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001, or to 
PRA@stb.dot.gov. When submitting comments, please refer to 
``Arbitration Option Notice.'' For further information regarding this 
collection, contact Michael Higgins, Deputy Director, Office of Public 
Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245-0284 or 
at higginsm@stb.dot.gov. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is 
available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-
800-877-8339.]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, a federal agency that 
conducts or sponsors a collection of information must display a 
currently valid OMB control number. A collection of information, which 
is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), includes agency 
requirements that persons submit reports, keep records, or provide 
information to the agency, third parties, or the public. Under Sec.  
3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, federal agencies are required to provide, 
prior

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to an agency's submitting a collection to OMB for approval, a 60-day 
notice and comment period through publication in the Federal Register 
concerning each proposed collection of information, including each 
proposed extension of an existing collection of information.

    Dated: April 27, 2016.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2016-10192 Filed 4-29-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4915-01-P