Notice and Request for Comments, 26304-26305 [2016-10193]

Download as PDF 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 srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 84 / Monday, May 2, 2016 / Notices estimated to be approximately $262,500 per year. Needs and Uses: Under 49 CFR part 1201, sections 4–1 to 4–4, the Board is required to identify those classes of property for which rail carriers may include depreciation charges under operating expenses, and the Board must also prescribe a rate of depreciation that may be charged to those classes of property. Pursuant to the Board’s authority under 49 U.S.C. 11145, Class I rail carriers are required to submit Depreciation Studies to the Board. Information in these studies is not available from any other source. The Board uses the information in these studies to prescribe depreciation rates. These depreciation rate prescriptions state the period for which the depreciation rates therein are applicable. Class I railroads apply the prescribed depreciation rates to their investment base to determine monthly and annual depreciation expense. This expense is included in the railroads’ operating expenses, which are reported in their R–1 reports (OMB Control Number 2140–0009). Operating expenses are used to develop operating costs for application in various proceedings before the Board, such as in rate reasonableness cases and in the determination of railroad revenue adequacy. 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 ‘‘Rail Depreciation Studies.’’ For further information regarding this collection, 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.] 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Apr 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information. Dated: April 27, 2016. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–10193 Filed 4–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Buy America Waiver Notification Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice provides information regarding FHWA’s finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic motor and machinery brakes for Southern Boulevard (SR 80) Bascule Bridge Replacement project that meet AASHTO Moveable Highway Bridge Design specifications (MHBDS) 5.5, 5.6, 6.7.13 in the State of Florida. DATES: The effective date of the waiver is May 3, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, please contact Mr. Gerald Yakowenko, FHWA Office of Program Administration, (202) 366–1562, or via email at gerald.yakowenko@dot.gov. For legal questions, please contact Mr. Jomar Maldonado, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366–1373, or via email at Jomar.Maldonado@dot.gov. Office hours for the FHWA are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Electronic Access An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from the Federal Register’s home page at: http:// www.archives.gov and the Government Printing Office’s database at: http:// www.access.gpo.gov/nara. Background The FHWA’s Buy America policy in 23 CFR 635.410 requires a domestic manufacturing process for any steel or iron products (including protective coatings) that are permanently incorporated in a Federal-aid construction project. The regulation also provides for a waiver of the Buy America requirements when the application would be inconsistent with the public interest or when satisfactory quality domestic steel and iron products PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26305 are not sufficiently available. This notice provides information regarding FHWA’s finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for use of nondomestic motor and machinery brake systems for Southern Boulevard (SR 80) Bascule Bridge Replacement project in the State of Florida. In accordance with Division K, section 122 of the ‘‘Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015’’ (Pub. L. 113–235), FHWA published a notice of intent to issue a waiver on its Web site (http:// www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/ contracts/waivers.cfm?id=118 ) on January 14th. The FHWA received no comments in response to the publication. Based on all the information available to the agency, FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers of motor and machinery brake systems that meet specifications for AASHTO Moveable Highway Bridge Design for Southern Boulevard (SR 80) Bascule Bridge Replacement project in the State of Florida. In accordance with the provisions of section 117 of the SAFETEA–LU Technical Corrections Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–244, 122 Stat. 1572), FHWA is providing this notice as its finding that a waiver of Buy America requirements is appropriate. The FHWA invites public comment on this finding for an additional 15 days following the effective date of the finding. Comments may be submitted to FHWA’s Web site via the link provided to the waiver page noted above. Authority: 23 U.S.C. 313; Pub. L. 110–161, 23 CFR 635.410). Issued on: April 21, 2016. Gregory G. Nadeau, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–10214 Filed 4–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0027] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 21 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 84 (Monday, May 2, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26304-26305]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-10193]


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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: Rail 
Depreciation Studies.

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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 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.

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 x 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 x 7 Class I railroads), 
the non-hour burden cost is

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estimated to be approximately $262,500 per year.
    Needs and Uses: Under 49 CFR part 1201, sections 4-1 to 4-4, the 
Board is required to identify those classes of property for which rail 
carriers may include depreciation charges under operating expenses, and 
the Board must also prescribe a rate of depreciation that may be 
charged to those classes of property. Pursuant to the Board's authority 
under 49 U.S.C. 11145, Class I rail carriers are required to submit 
Depreciation Studies to the Board. Information in these studies is not 
available from any other source. The Board uses the information in 
these studies to prescribe depreciation rates. These depreciation rate 
prescriptions state the period for which the depreciation rates therein 
are applicable. Class I railroads apply the prescribed depreciation 
rates to their investment base to determine monthly and annual 
depreciation expense. This expense is included in the railroads' 
operating expenses, which are reported in their R-1 reports (OMB 
Control Number 2140-0009). Operating expenses are used to develop 
operating costs for application in various proceedings before the 
Board, such as in rate reasonableness cases and in the determination of 
railroad revenue adequacy.

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 ``Rail 
Depreciation Studies.'' For further information regarding this 
collection, 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.]

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 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. 2016-10193 Filed 4-29-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4915-01-P