Proposed Agency Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 40938-40953 [2016-14890]

Download as PDF 40938 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Monroe Regional Airport at Monroe, Louisiana Ignacio Flores, Manager, Airports Division. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Request to Release Airport Property. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2016–14635 Filed 6–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Monroe Regional Airport at Monroe, Louisiana under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21). DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 22, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments on this application may be mailed or delivered to the FAA at the following address: Mr. Lacey Spriggs, Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, Airports Division, Louisiana/ New Mexico Airports District Office, ASW–640, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, Texas 76177. In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to the Mr. Ron Phillips, Airport Manager, at the following address: 5400 Operations Road, Monroe, Louisiana 71203. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bill Bell, Lead Engineer, Federal Aviation Administration, Louisiana/ New Mexico Airports District Office, ASW–640, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, Texas 76177, Telephone: (817) 222–5664, email: Bill.Bell@ faa.gov, fax: (817) 222–5987. The request to release property may be reviewed in person at this same location. SUMMARY: The FAA invites public comment on the request to release property at the Monroe Regional Airport at Monroe, Louisiana under the provisions of the AIR 21. The following is a brief overview of the request: The City of Monroe, Louisiana requests the release of 2.2 acres of nonaeronautical airport property. The land was acquired by Deed from the United States dated September 8, 1949. The property to be released will be sold and the funds will be used for the Airport’s Bermuda Release program and purchase of a new tractor. Any person may inspect the request in person at the FAA office listed above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 In addition, any person may, upon request, inspect the application, notice and other documents relevant to the application in person at the Monroe Airport, Monroe, Louisiana, telephone number (318) 329–2460. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA 2016–0002–N–16] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA is informing the public it has revised the Annual Positive Train Control (PTC) Progress Report Form (Form FRA F 6180.166), which the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved on March 16, 2016, for a period of 180 days, under its emergency processing procedures. FRA revised the Annual PTC Progress Report Form based on comments it received from industry stakeholders on a related information collection, the Quarterly PTC Progress Report Form (Form FRA F 6180.165). Before submitting this annual information collection request to OMB for regular clearance, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the proposed information collection identified below. DATES: Comments must be received no later than August 22, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the following proposed activity by mail to either: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Safety, Planning and Evaluation Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590, or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590. Commenters requesting FRA to acknowledge receipt of their respective comments must include a self-addressed stamped postcard stating, ‘‘Comments on OMB control number 2130–0553.’’ Alternatively, comments may be SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 transmitted via facsimile to (202) 493– 6216 or (202) 493–6497, or via email to Mr. Brogan at Robert.Brogan@dot.gov, or to Ms. Toone at Kim.Toone@dot.gov. When submitting comments to FRA in response to this notice, please refer to the assigned OMB control number 2130–0553 and to Docket Number FRA– 2016–0002–0016. FRA will summarize comments received in response to this notice in a subsequent notice and include the comments in its information collection submission to OMB for approval. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Planning and Evaluation Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6292) or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Office of Information Technology, RAD– 20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6132). (These telephone numbers are not toll-free.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Comment Under the PRA The PRA and its implementing regulations require Federal agencies to provide 60-days’ notice to the public for comment on information collection activities before seeking approval for reinstatement or renewal by OMB. See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A) (1995); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.10(e)(1), 1320.12(a). Specifically, FRA invites interested respondents to comment on: (i) Whether the information collection activity is necessary for FRA to properly execute its functions, including whether the activity will have practical utility; (ii) the accuracy of FRA’s estimates of the burden of the information collection activity, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimates; (iii) ways for FRA to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (iv) ways for FRA to minimize the burden of the information collection activity 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)(i)–(iv); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1)(i)–(iv). FRA believes soliciting public comment will promote its efforts to reduce the administrative and paperwork burdens associated with the collection of information. In summary, FRA reasons that comments received will advance three objectives: (i) Reduce reporting burdens; (ii) ensure E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 40939 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2016 / Notices that it organizes information collection requirements in a ‘‘user friendly’’ format to improve the use of such information; and (iii) accurately assess the resources expended to retrieve and produce information requested. See 44 U.S.C. 3501. II. Background on the Annual PTC Reporting Requirement Under the Positive Train Control Enforcement and Implementation Act of 2015 (PTCEI Act), each railroad subject to 49 U.S.C. 20157(a) must submit an annual progress report to FRA by March 31, 2016, and annually thereafter, until PTC implementation is completed. 49 U.S.C. 20157(c)(1). The PTCEI Act specifically requires each railroad to provide certain information in the annual reports regarding its progress toward implementing a PTC system, and authorizes FRA to request that railroads provide additional information in the annual progress reports. See id. In addition, 49 U.S.C. 20157(c)(2) requires FRA to conduct compliance reviews at least annually to ensure each railroad is complying with its revised PTC implementation plan (PTCIP). The PTCEI Act requires railroads to provide information to FRA that FRA determines is necessary to adequately conduct such compliance reviews. See 49 U.S.C. 20157(c)(2). On March 16, 2016, OMB approved the Annual PTC Progress Report Form (Form FRA F 6180.166). However, based on industry’s oral and written comments on the proposed Quarterly PTC Progress Report Form (Form FRA F 6180.165), FRA has revised the Annual PTC Progress Report Form to be as consistent with the quarterly report form as possible (where the questions overlap), thereby enabling railroads to transfer information from the quarterly report forms to the annual report forms more easily. In summary, on April 12, 2016, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) submitted comments to FRA on behalf of itself and its member railroads, and the American Public Transit Association (APTA) submitted comments to FRA on behalf of Metra, the Utah Transit Authority, the TriCounty Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority. On April 19, 2016, FRA held a meeting on the proposed Quarterly PTC Progress Report Form to offer the affected regulated entities a forum to provide additional comments and feedback to FRA. Representatives from, and members of, AAR, APTA, the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA), and some individual railroad representatives attended the meeting and provided feedback. FRA published minutes from the meeting on www.regulations.gov under Docket No. FRA–2016–0002. For a detailed summary of the oral and written comments and FRA’s responses to the comments, please see 81 FR 28140 (May 9, 2016). The current Annual PTC Progress Report Form, as approved through September 30, 2016, can be accessed and downloaded in FRA’s eLibrary at: https://www.fra.dot.gov/eLib/details/ L17366. To view the revised Annual PTC Progress Report Form that FRA hereby offers for public comment, please see the form attached to this Federal Register notice. III. Overview of Information Collection The associated collection of information is summarized below. FRA will submit this information collection request to OMB for regular clearance as required by the PRA. Title: Annual Positive Train Control Progress Report. OMB Control Number: 2130–0553. Form Number(s): FRA F 6180.166. Affected Public: Businesses. Frequency of Submission: One-time; on occasion. Respondent Universe: 41 Railroad Carriers. Reporting Burden: Average time per response (hours) Annual PTC progress report Respondent universe Total annual responses Form FRA F 6180.166 ................... 41 Railroads ................................... 41 Reports/Forms .......................... asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FRA notes that the 38.41-hour estimate is an average for all railroads. FRA estimated the annual reporting burden is 60 hours for Class I and large passenger railroads, 40 hours for Class II and medium passenger railroads, and 25 hours for Class III, terminal and small passenger railroads. Total Estimated Annual Responses for Form FRA F 6180.166: 41. Total Estimated Annual Burden for Form FRA F 6180.166: 1,575 hours. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 Total Estimated Annual Responses for Entire Information Collection: 147,612. Total Estimated Annual Burden for Entire Information Collection: 3,122,559. 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 it may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total annual burden hours 38.41 1,575 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 June 20, 2016. Corey Hill, Executive Director. BILLING CODE 4910–06–P E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 40940 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2016 / Notices Annual PTC Progress Report The Aonual Positive Train Control (PTC) Progre» Report h due by Man:h 31" ol <>•ell ~ear until lull istompie!ed. The Aonu•l Report must «>wr the <>floris aml progress from Ill<' directly prevkms c.•lenclar Y""', and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 EN23JN16.016</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES must besuhmitt<>d elec.tmniclllly to the federal Railrnad Adf!linistration (FRAl vi• til" flli'\ Seouf'<' lnlormatioo R"l"'sitory at Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2016 / Notices 40941 General Instructions: References ro a railroad's f>TC Implementation Plan (PTCIP) in this form refer to the railroad's rellised 1'1CII'S!Ibmltted under the Positive Train Control Enforcement and Implementation Act of 2015, or the most currenhmended I'!Clf' FRA haupproved, if any; If a P')rticular category listed on a table does not apply to the ra!lroa<l''ste<hnology, plea«> indic•te 'NJ'A"; and for Sections 2, 4,. and 6, please select a "Status" option from the drop"<lown menus Name of Railroad or Etltity Subject to 49 u.s.c. § 20:1S7(a): Railroad Code': Armual PTC Implementation l'rt:>j~ress Report for: PTCIP Version Number on File with FAA (basis forgoalntilted): Submission Date: L SUmmary ................................................... ,...... ,...................................................................... ,...... ,.................................................,.l 2. Allnual Update on Spectrum ....................................................... ,................................,,.,..., ................................................................2 3. Allnual Update on Major Installations ................................................................................. , ............................................................. 3 3.1. lO<:Omotive Status ....................................................................................................................................................................... 3 3.1. lnfrastructure/llack O!flce Status ............... ,......................... ,.................................................. ,....................................................11 3.3. Infrastructure/Wayside Stetus ........................................................................................ ,....,..................................................... ,,5 4. Progress 011 Reve11ue Sel'llke Demonstration (RSD) or Implementation .........................................................................,...................... 6 S. Allnual Update on Employee Tralnlng ..................................................................................................................................................7 6. Allnual Update onlnteroperablllty l>rogress and Other formal Agreements .........................................................................................8 Allnual Update mr Intercity or Commuter Rail Passenger Transportation (if appli<;able). ....................................................................... 9 17:24 Jun 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 EN23JN16.017</GPH> SUmmary Update ofChallenges/Ris~s................................... ,................................................................................................................S !!. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Progress on Implementation Schedule/Milestones •••• ,...............................................................................................,,........................ 9 It asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1. 40942 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2016 / Notices 10. Estimatl!d PTC Safety Plan (PTCSP) Submission Datil (if not already submitted) .................................................................................. 10 11. Testing and Integration Eflill'ts (if appllcabfe, laborat~:>ry, integration, and rewnue sef\lice demonstration) ........................................ lO 12. Updated Information That FAA can Use to Maintain Its Geographic lnfomNttion System (GIS) Database -Only for Track Segments or VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 EN23JN16.018</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Route 1\i!i!es Complete and Operable ........................................................................................................................................................10 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2016 / Notices 40943 lnstallation/Tra<k Segments, Completed Radio Towers fully !n•ta!!ed and Equipped I Emp!olf""' Trained Route Mile• In Testing or Revenue Service Demonstration VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 EN23JN16.019</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Route Miles in PTC Operation VerDate Sep<11>2014 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2016 / Notices 17:24 Jun 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 EN23JN16.020</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 40944 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2016 / Notices 40945 Computers (e.g., Train Management Computer)lnstalled lcu:omotive< with PTC Displays Installed Locomotives with I'TC ·Capable Event Reeorders Installed l<"omotivcs with locomotive Radios Installed- PrimaryCommu11i<:ations (e.Y,., 220 MHz radios) Tr~nspollder Readers (e.g., fur non I· HMSsystems) I'TC Software: Descrihe 1) the railroad's approach to installation of PTC software on its locomotive fleet. . and 2) any issues the railroad is exp,riendng with installed versinns nf train managemlfnt softwar" (<".g., revNting bark tn pr<'ViotJ<> software versions due to errors in the <:tment version): 2 lf a partk:ul,ar VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 EN23JN16.021</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES t:o provide morl\1!' df!ta!L VerDate Sep<11>2014 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2016 / Notices 17:24 Jun 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 EN23JN16.022</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 40946 40947 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2016 / Notices CommuniCiltlon Towers or Poles Switch Position Monitors Base Stil!:ion Radios Are all necessary comrnunk:atlon backbone utilities (including fiber, copper, ground wiring et<:.} installed and ready for operation? Cboct&.0 Status below: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 EN23JN16.023</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 5 40948 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2016 / Notices symbol at the bottom right,hand corner. Please be sure to first dlek anywhere inside the table to activate this function. If this fuochon unavailable for 'f!ltlf document, please mamnlly add additional rows. inl•>rn'"tfonshould lurther segregated be rortsf'WNlt with installatior, ,.,gmentS as Hsted In the railrooc's PTCIP {e.g., by troc~ segment, territory, <Ul)OP.nsoon.drstrict. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 EN23JN16.024</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES etc.). 40949 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2016 / Notices Employees who Install, Maintain, Fmpair, Modify, Inspect, and Test the P1'l: System Employees who Dispatch Train OperaUo~----------+ Train and Engine (Operations! Employees VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 EN23JN16.025</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 7 40950 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2016 / Notices Thill section is provided to help railroads describe ln!erapembiilty informaticm. Pleose provide rmyodditionr;.J in[OI'motion (e.g., rm oppendix)os apptopriale. Req<Jired content: For host railroads: provide updates to any agreements and ~ey milestones for all tenant operations For tenant railroads: provide updates to any agreements and key milestones for all operations over tracks hosted by another railroad in the te~tbox below: on symbol at the bottom right-hand oorner. Please be sure to first dick a ni!Where inside the table to a clivate VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 EN23JN16.026</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES If this function is unavailable for your document, pl,ase manually add additional rows, Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2016 / Notices 40951 itsPTCIP: the l'r<>Vide 3!1Y <~!ldate to the summary of remaining technical, program malic, OPerational, or other challeng"' that too railroad or other entity pr<>Vided in its PICIP, indudingchalt..nges with availability of public funding, intemperability, spectrum, software, permitting, and le$ling,, dernornstr•atlon, and certifiti:itlon. identify •ny risks th•t might cause the railroad to miss its S<:hedule miiestoM< (e.g., funding, technology, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 EN23JN16.027</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES r 40952 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2016 / Notices If this section is not applicable to your railroad, please write "N/A." Submit a GIS shapefiie identifying the track segment$ Qt route miles where~ PTC system has been implemented and is operabl¢, including the following lle!ds: (1) a PTC attribute field (tolled with if line segment has PTC installed and operable, otherwise left blank) and !ll a suamv attribute field (populated with subdivision name). Alternatively, a railroad may submit this information by means other than shapefile format, provided that the infurma!ion is su!licienlly specific for H!A to update it$ own GIS Database. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 EN23JN16.028</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 10 40953 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2016 / Notices [FR Doc. 2016–14890 Filed 6–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–C VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 EN23JN16.029</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 11

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA 2016-0002-N-16]


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its 
implementing regulations, FRA is informing the public it has revised 
the Annual Positive Train Control (PTC) Progress Report Form (Form FRA 
F 6180.166), which the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously 
approved on March 16, 2016, for a period of 180 days, under its 
emergency processing procedures. FRA revised the Annual PTC Progress 
Report Form based on comments it received from industry stakeholders on 
a related information collection, the Quarterly PTC Progress Report 
Form (Form FRA F 6180.165). Before submitting this annual information 
collection request to OMB for regular clearance, FRA is soliciting 
public comment on specific aspects of the proposed information 
collection identified below.

DATES: Comments must be received no later than August 22, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the following proposed activity 
by mail to either: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Safety, Planning and 
Evaluation Division, RRS-21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New 
Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590, or Ms. Kimberly 
Toone, Office of Information Technology, RAD-20, Federal Railroad 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 
20590. Commenters requesting FRA to acknowledge receipt of their 
respective comments must include a self-addressed stamped postcard 
stating, ``Comments on OMB control number 2130-0553.'' Alternatively, 
comments may be transmitted via facsimile to (202) 493-6216 or (202) 
493-6497, or via email to Mr. Brogan at Robert.Brogan@dot.gov, or to 
Ms. Toone at Kim.Toone@dot.gov. When submitting comments to FRA in 
response to this notice, please refer to the assigned OMB control 
number 2130-0553 and to Docket Number FRA-2016-0002-0016. FRA will 
summarize comments received in response to this notice in a subsequent 
notice and include the comments in its information collection 
submission to OMB for approval.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Planning 
and Evaluation Division, RRS-21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 
New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: 
(202) 493-6292) or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Office of Information 
Technology, RAD-20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey 
Ave. SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493-
6132). (These telephone numbers are not toll-free.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Public Comment Under the PRA

    The PRA and its implementing regulations require Federal agencies 
to provide 60-days' notice to the public for comment on information 
collection activities before seeking approval for reinstatement or 
renewal by OMB. See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A) (1995); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), 
1320.10(e)(1), 1320.12(a). Specifically, FRA invites interested 
respondents to comment on: (i) Whether the information collection 
activity is necessary for FRA to properly execute its functions, 
including whether the activity will have practical utility; (ii) the 
accuracy of FRA's estimates of the burden of the information collection 
activity, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used to determine the estimates; (iii) ways for FRA to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and 
(iv) ways for FRA to minimize the burden of the information collection 
activity 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)(i)-(iv); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1)(i)-(iv). FRA 
believes soliciting public comment will promote its efforts to reduce 
the administrative and paperwork burdens associated with the collection 
of information. In summary, FRA reasons that comments received will 
advance three objectives: (i) Reduce reporting burdens; (ii) ensure

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that it organizes information collection requirements in a ``user 
friendly'' format to improve the use of such information; and (iii) 
accurately assess the resources expended to retrieve and produce 
information requested. See 44 U.S.C. 3501.

II. Background on the Annual PTC Reporting Requirement

    Under the Positive Train Control Enforcement and Implementation Act 
of 2015 (PTCEI Act), each railroad subject to 49 U.S.C. 20157(a) must 
submit an annual progress report to FRA by March 31, 2016, and annually 
thereafter, until PTC implementation is completed. 49 U.S.C. 
20157(c)(1). The PTCEI Act specifically requires each railroad to 
provide certain information in the annual reports regarding its 
progress toward implementing a PTC system, and authorizes FRA to 
request that railroads provide additional information in the annual 
progress reports. See id. In addition, 49 U.S.C. 20157(c)(2) requires 
FRA to conduct compliance reviews at least annually to ensure each 
railroad is complying with its revised PTC implementation plan (PTCIP). 
The PTCEI Act requires railroads to provide information to FRA that FRA 
determines is necessary to adequately conduct such compliance reviews. 
See 49 U.S.C. 20157(c)(2).
    On March 16, 2016, OMB approved the Annual PTC Progress Report Form 
(Form FRA F 6180.166). However, based on industry's oral and written 
comments on the proposed Quarterly PTC Progress Report Form (Form FRA F 
6180.165), FRA has revised the Annual PTC Progress Report Form to be as 
consistent with the quarterly report form as possible (where the 
questions overlap), thereby enabling railroads to transfer information 
from the quarterly report forms to the annual report forms more easily. 
In summary, on April 12, 2016, the Association of American Railroads 
(AAR) submitted comments to FRA on behalf of itself and its member 
railroads, and the American Public Transit Association (APTA) submitted 
comments to FRA on behalf of Metra, the Utah Transit Authority, the 
Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, and the Fort 
Worth Transportation Authority.
    On April 19, 2016, FRA held a meeting on the proposed Quarterly PTC 
Progress Report Form to offer the affected regulated entities a forum 
to provide additional comments and feedback to FRA. Representatives 
from, and members of, AAR, APTA, the American Short Line and Regional 
Railroad Association (ASLRRA), and some individual railroad 
representatives attended the meeting and provided feedback. FRA 
published minutes from the meeting on www.regulations.gov under Docket 
No. FRA-2016-0002. For a detailed summary of the oral and written 
comments and FRA's responses to the comments, please see 81 FR 28140 
(May 9, 2016).
    The current Annual PTC Progress Report Form, as approved through 
September 30, 2016, can be accessed and downloaded in FRA's eLibrary 
at: https://www.fra.dot.gov/eLib/details/L17366. To view the revised 
Annual PTC Progress Report Form that FRA hereby offers for public 
comment, please see the form attached to this Federal Register notice.

III. Overview of Information Collection

    The associated collection of information is summarized below. FRA 
will submit this information collection request to OMB for regular 
clearance as required by the PRA.
    Title: Annual Positive Train Control Progress Report.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0553.
    Form Number(s): FRA F 6180.166.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Frequency of Submission: One-time; on occasion.
    Respondent Universe: 41 Railroad Carriers.
    Reporting Burden:

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                                                                                   Average time
    Annual PTC progress report       Respondent universe        Total annual       per response    Total annual
                                                                 responses            (hours)      burden hours
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Form FRA F 6180.166...............  41 Railroads.........  41 Reports/Forms.....           38.41           1,575
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    FRA notes that the 38.41-hour estimate is an average for all 
railroads. FRA estimated the annual reporting burden is 60 hours for 
Class I and large passenger railroads, 40 hours for Class II and medium 
passenger railroads, and 25 hours for Class III, terminal and small 
passenger railroads.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses for Form FRA F 6180.166: 41.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden for Form FRA F 6180.166: 1,575 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses for Entire Information Collection: 
147,612.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden for Entire Information Collection: 
3,122,559.
    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 it 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 June 20, 2016.
Corey Hill,
Executive Director.
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