Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 35813-35814 [2016-13141]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 107 / Friday, June 3, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. PE–2016–46] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Aviation Systems Engineering Company: Extension Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice: extension. AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to extend the comment period to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, the FAA’s exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. SUMMARY: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before June 23, 2016. ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2015–0481 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:20 Jun 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Ngo, 202–267–4264, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 24, 2016. Lirio Liu, Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2015–0481. Petitioner: Aviation Systems Engineering Company. Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: §§ 91.119(c) and 91.151(a)(1). Description of Relief Sought: The petitioner is seeking relief to amend Exemption No. 11509 to operate within 500 feet from nonparticipating persons, as well as relief from the minimum fuel requirement. [FR Doc. 2016–13075 Filed 6–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2016–0002–N–13] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Request (ICR) renewals abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describe the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 5, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Safety Regulatory Analysis Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop 25, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 493–6292; or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35813 Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 493–6132. These telephone numbers are not toll-free. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520, and its implementing regulations, 5 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 1320, require Federal agencies to issue two notices seeking public comment on information collection activities before OMB may approve paperwork packages. See 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.5, 1320.8(d)(1), and 1320.12. On February 24, 2016, FRA published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on those ICRs for which the agency is now seeking OMB approval. See 80 FR 81423. FRA received no comments in response to that notice. Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. See 44 U.S.C. 3507(b); 5 CFR 1320.12(d). Federal law requires OMB to approve or disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 60 days after the 30-day notice is published. See 44 U.S.C. 3507(b)–(c); 5 CFR 1320.12(d); and 60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes the 30-day notice informs the regulated community to file relevant comments and affords the agency adequate time to digest public comments before it renders a decision. See 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. Therefore, respondents should submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication of this notice to best ensure having their full consideration. See 5 CFR 1320.12(c) and 60 FR 44983. The summaries below describe the nature of the ICRs and their expected burdens. FRA is submitting the renewal requests for clearance by OMB as required by the PRA. (1) Title: Designation of Qualified Persons. OMB Control Number: 2130–0511. Abstract: The collection of information is used to prevent the unsafe movement of defective freight cars. Railroads must inspect freight cars for compliance and when noncompliance is found, determine proper restrictions for the movement of defective cars. Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Businesses (railroads). Form(s): N/A. Total Annual Estimated Responses: 1,200. Total Annual Estimated Burden: 40 hours. E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1 35814 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 107 / Friday, June 3, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES (2) Title: Qualification and Certification of Locomotive Engineers. OMB Control Number: 2130–0533. Abstract: Section 4 of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 1988, Public Law 100–342, 102 Statute 624 (June 22, 1988), later amended and re-codified by Public Law 103–272, 108 Statute 874 (July 5, 1994), required FRA to issue regulations establishing a program for certifying or licensing locomotive engineers. FRA uses the collection of information to ensure railroads employ and properly train qualified individuals as locomotive engineers and designated supervisors of locomotive engineers. FRA also uses the collection of information to verify railroads have established required certification programs for locomotive engineers and that those programs fully conform to the standards specified in the regulation. Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved information collection. Form(s): N/A. Total Annual Estimated Responses: 216,863. Total Annual Estimated Burden: 272,672 hours. Addressee: Send comments regarding these information collections to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Comments may also be sent via email to OMB at oira_ submissions@omb.eop.gov. Comments are invited on the following: Whether the ICRs are necessary for DOT to properly perform its functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of DOT’s estimates of the burden of the ICRs; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the ICRs on respondents, including using automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 31, 2016. Corey Hill, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2016–13141 Filed 6–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:20 Jun 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA 2016–0002–N–15] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval of the proposed information collection activities abstracted below. However, before submitting this proposed information collection request (ICR) to OMB, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below. DATES: Comments must be received no later than August 2, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on any or all of the information activities described in this notice by mail to either Mr. Robert Brogan, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory Safety Analysis Division, RRS–21, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop 25, Washington, DC 20590; or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590. Commenters requesting that FRA acknowledge receipt of their respective comments must include a self-addressed stamped postcard stating, ‘‘Comments on OMB Control Number 2130–New,’’ and should also include the title of the collection of information. Alternatively, comments may be faxed to (202) 493– 6216 or (202) 493–6497, or emailed to Mr. Brogan at Robert.Brogan@dot.gov, or Ms. Toone at Kimberly.Toone@dot.gov. Please refer to the assigned OMB control number in any correspondence submitted. FRA will summarize comments received in response to this notice in a subsequent notice and include them in its information collection submission to OMB for approval. SUMMARY: Mr. Robert Brogan, at (202) 493–6292, or Ms. Kimberly Toone, at (202) 493–6132. These telephone numbers are not tollfree. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520, and its implementing regulations, 5 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 1320, Rulemaking Procedures, require Federal agencies to provide 60 days’ notice to the public for comment on information collection activities before seeking OMB approval. See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.10(e)(1), and 1320.12(a). Specifically, FRA invites interested respondents to comment on the following summary of proposed information collection activities regarding: (1) Whether the information collection activities are necessary for FRA to properly execute its functions, including whether the activities will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FRA’s estimates of the burden of the information collection activities, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimates; (3) ways FRA can enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (4) ways FRA can minimize the burden of information collection activities on the public by automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses). See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1). FRA believes soliciting public comment will promote its efforts to reduce the administrative and paperwork burdens associated with the collection of information Federal regulations mandate, including: (1) Reducing reporting burdens; (2) organizing information collection requirements in a ‘‘user friendly’’ format to improve the use of such information; and (3) accurately assessing the resources expended to retrieve and produce information requested. See 44 U.S.C. 3501. Below is a brief summary of the proposed ICR that FRA will submit for OMB approval as required under the PRA: Title: Survey of Plant and Insular Tourist Railroads subject to FRA Bridge Safety Standards (Title 49 CFR part 237). OMB Control Number: 2130–New. Abstract: FRA Bridge Safety Standards regulations (49 CFR part 237) require all owners of railroad track with a gage of 2 feet or more supported by a bridge to comply with this part. This includes track owners with bridges located within an industrial installation (plant) that is not part of the general railroad system of transportation (general system) but over which railroad equipment is moved by a general system SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1

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 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2016-0002-N-13]


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Request (ICR) renewals 
abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and comment. The ICRs describe the nature of the information 
collections and their expected burden.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 5, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Safety 
Regulatory Analysis Division, RRS-21, Federal Railroad Administration, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop 25, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 
493-6292; or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Information Collection Clearance 
Officer, Office of Information Technology, RAD-20, Federal Railroad 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, 
DC 20590, (202) 493-6132. These telephone numbers are not toll-free.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520, and its 
implementing regulations, 5 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 
1320, require Federal agencies to issue two notices seeking public 
comment on information collection activities before OMB may approve 
paperwork packages. See 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.5, 
1320.8(d)(1), and 1320.12. On February 24, 2016, FRA published a 60-day 
notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on those ICRs for 
which the agency is now seeking OMB approval. See 80 FR 81423. FRA 
received no comments in response to that notice.
    Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of 
information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. See 44 U.S.C. 
3507(b); 5 CFR 1320.12(d). Federal law requires OMB to approve or 
disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 60 days after the 30-day 
notice is published. See 44 U.S.C. 3507(b)-(c); 5 CFR 1320.12(d); and 
60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes the 30-day notice 
informs the regulated community to file relevant comments and affords 
the agency adequate time to digest public comments before it renders a 
decision. See 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. Therefore, respondents should 
submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication 
of this notice to best ensure having their full consideration. See 5 
CFR 1320.12(c) and 60 FR 44983.
    The summaries below describe the nature of the ICRs and their 
expected burdens. FRA is submitting the renewal requests for clearance 
by OMB as required by the PRA.
    (1) Title: Designation of Qualified Persons.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0511.
    Abstract: The collection of information is used to prevent the 
unsafe movement of defective freight cars. Railroads must inspect 
freight cars for compliance and when noncompliance is found, determine 
proper restrictions for the movement of defective cars.
    Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses (railroads).
    Form(s): N/A.
    Total Annual Estimated Responses: 1,200.
    Total Annual Estimated Burden: 40 hours.

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    (2) Title: Qualification and Certification of Locomotive Engineers.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0533.
    Abstract: Section 4 of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 1988, 
Public Law 100-342, 102 Statute 624 (June 22, 1988), later amended and 
re-codified by Public Law 103-272, 108 Statute 874 (July 5, 1994), 
required FRA to issue regulations establishing a program for certifying 
or licensing locomotive engineers. FRA uses the collection of 
information to ensure railroads employ and properly train qualified 
individuals as locomotive engineers and designated supervisors of 
locomotive engineers. FRA also uses the collection of information to 
verify railroads have established required certification programs for 
locomotive engineers and that those programs fully conform to the 
standards specified in the regulation.
    Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Form(s): N/A.
    Total Annual Estimated Responses: 216,863.
    Total Annual Estimated Burden: 272,672 hours.
    Addressee: Send comments regarding these information collections to 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, 
Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Comments may also be sent via email to OMB 
at oira_submissions@omb.eop.gov.
    Comments are invited on the following: Whether the ICRs are 
necessary for DOT to properly perform its functions, including whether 
the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of DOT's 
estimates of the burden of the ICRs; ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to 
minimize the burden of the ICRs on respondents, including using 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB 
receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3501-3520.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on May 31, 2016.
Corey Hill,
Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 2016-13141 Filed 6-2-16; 8:45 am]
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