Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 35814-35815 [2016-13142]

Download as PDF 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 35815 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 107 / Friday, June 3, 2016 / Notices railroad. To identify track owners subject to the requirements of part 237, Bridge Safety Standards, FRA relies on the railroad accident/incident reports (49 CFR part 225) to be filed monthly. However, plant and insular tourist railroads are exempt from the part 225, Railroad Accidents/Incidents: Reports Classification, and Investigations, reporting requirements. FRA will request any railroad serving a plant and moving railroad equipment over bridges within the plant, or the plant itself, to advise FRA by email that there are railroad bridges within the installation potentially subject to FRA Bridge Safety Standards. FRA will also request insular tourist railroads, whose tracks are supported by one or more bridges, to advise FRA of their existence by email. The email notification should include the name of the installation or insular tourist railroad, address including city and State, contact name, telephone number, and email address. This survey will be ongoing with initial approval requested for 3 years. FRA desires to identify plant and insular tourist railroads that may be subject to part 237 requirements, but are exempt from the part 225 reporting requirement to analyze risks these entities pose to railroad bridge safety and aid in planning bridge safety oversight activities and allocating resources. Affected Public: Freight railroads, industrial installations (plants), insular tourist railroads. Respondent Universe: 689 railroads, 500 industrial installations (estimated), 20 insular tourist railroads (estimated). Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Reporting Burden: Total annual responses (emails) Average time per response (minutes) Total annual burden hours CFR section Respondent universe Notification of Industrial Installations potentially subject to part 237. Notification of Insular Tourist Railroads subject to part 237. Railroads, Industrial Installations ................... 200 15 50 Insular Tourist Railroads ................................ 10 15 2.5 Total Responses: 210. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 53 hours. Type of Request: Approval of a new information collection. Status: Regular Review. Under 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b) and 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), FRA informs all interested parties that FRA may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 31, 2016. Corey Hill, Executive Director. Submit your comments via email to Marcia Sigal, CMF Program Manager, CDFI Fund, at cmf@cdfi.treas.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Information Collection: Capital Magnet Fund Application; Capital Magnet Fund Annual Report Notice and request for public comment. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES ACTION: The U.S. Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:20 Jun 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 Written comments must be received on or before August 2, 2016 to be assured of consideration. DATES: ADDRESSES: [FR Doc. 2016–13142 Filed 6–2–16; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) Application (hereafter, the Application) and comments concerning reporting and record retention requirements of the Capital Magnet Fund Annual Report (hereafter, Annual Report). Marcia Sigal, CMF Program Manager, CDFI Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20220 (202) 653– 0375 (not a toll free number). Other information regarding the CDFI Fund and its programs may be obtained through the CDFI Fund’s Web site at http://www.cdfifund.gov. The Application may be obtained from the CMF program page of the CDFI Fund’s Web site at https://www. cdfifund.gov/Documents/FY2016%20 CMF%20Application%20Instructions_ Final_Updated%203.23.2016.pdf. The Capital Magnet Fund Awardee Annual Report can be found at https://www. cdfifund.gov/programs-training/ Programs/cmf/Pages/compliance-step. aspx#step5. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Title: Capital Magnet Fund Application; Capital Magnet Fund Annual Report. OMB Numbers: 1559–0036; 1559– 0043. Abstract: The Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) was established through the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–289) or HERA, as a trust fund to be used to carry out a competitive grant program administered by the CDFI Fund. Through the CMF, the CDFI Fund is authorized to administer a competitive application process to make financial assistance grants to Certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and qualified Nonprofit Organizations that have the development or management of affordable housing as one of their principal purposes. CMF Awards must be used to attract private financing for and increase investment in (i) the Development, Preservation, Rehabilitation, and Purchase of Affordable Housing for primarily Extremely Low-, Very Low-, and LowIncome Families; and (ii) Economic Development Activities which, In Conjunction With Affordable Housing Activities will implement a Concerted Strategy to stabilize or revitalize a LowIncome area or an Underserved Rural Area. CMF Award Recipients will be competitively selected after a careful review of their applications for program funding. The Application requires the submission of information about the Applicant’s track record, proposed pipeline, as well as data and narrative strategies for four main sections: E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 107 (Friday, June 3, 2016)]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-13142]


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 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA 2016-0002-N-15]


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 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, at (202) 493-6292, 
or Ms. Kimberly Toone, at (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, 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

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railroad. To identify track owners subject to the requirements of part 
237, Bridge Safety Standards, FRA relies on the railroad accident/
incident reports (49 CFR part 225) to be filed monthly. However, plant 
and insular tourist railroads are exempt from the part 225, Railroad 
Accidents/Incidents: Reports Classification, and Investigations, 
reporting requirements.
    FRA will request any railroad serving a plant and moving railroad 
equipment over bridges within the plant, or the plant itself, to advise 
FRA by email that there are railroad bridges within the installation 
potentially subject to FRA Bridge Safety Standards. FRA will also 
request insular tourist railroads, whose tracks are supported by one or 
more bridges, to advise FRA of their existence by email. The email 
notification should include the name of the installation or insular 
tourist railroad, address including city and State, contact name, 
telephone number, and email address. This survey will be ongoing with 
initial approval requested for 3 years.
    FRA desires to identify plant and insular tourist railroads that 
may be subject to part 237 requirements, but are exempt from the part 
225 reporting requirement to analyze risks these entities pose to 
railroad bridge safety and aid in planning bridge safety oversight 
activities and allocating resources.
    Affected Public: Freight railroads, industrial installations 
(plants), insular tourist railroads.
    Respondent Universe: 689 railroads, 500 industrial installations 
(estimated), 20 insular tourist railroads (estimated).
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
    Reporting Burden:

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                                                                   Total annual    Average time
              CFR section                  Respondent universe       responses     per response    Total annual
                                                                     (emails)        (minutes)     burden hours
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Notification of Industrial              Railroads, Industrial                200              15              50
 Installations potentially subject to    Installations.
 part 237.
Notification of Insular Tourist         Insular Tourist                       10              15             2.5
 Railroads subject to part 237.          Railroads.
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    Total Responses: 210.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 53 hours.
    Type of Request: Approval of a new information collection.
    Status: Regular Review.
    Under 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b) and 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), 
FRA informs all interested parties that FRA may not conduct or sponsor, 
and a respondent is not required to respond to, a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

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

    Issued in Washington, DC, on May 31, 2016.
Corey Hill,
Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 2016-13142 Filed 6-2-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-06-P