Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 65699-65701 [2016-22941]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 185 / Friday, September 23, 2016 / Notices Form No. Respondent universe Alleged Violation Reporting Form (Form FRA F 6180.151). Total Responses: 300. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 50 hours. Status: Regular Review of a Currently Approved Information Collection. 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 a collection displays a currently valid OMB control number. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Issued in Washington, DC, on September 20, 2016. Patrick T. Warren, Acting Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2016–22995 Filed 9–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA 2016–0002–N–17] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the proposed information collection activities described below. Before submitting the proposed information collection requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities, which are identified in this notice. DATES: Comments must be received no later than November 22, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on any or all of the proposed activities by mail to either: Mr. Robert Brogan, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory Analysis Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop 25, Washington, DC 20590; or Ms. Kim Toone, Information Collection Clearance sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Sep 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 1,000 American Residents. Total annual responses Average time per response 300 forms ..................... 10 minutes ................... Officer, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 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–XXXX,’’ 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 to Ms. Toone at Kim.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, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory Analysis Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop 25, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6292) or Ms. Kim 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 (telephone: (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 CFR part 1320, require Federal agencies to provide 60-days’ notice to the public to allow comment on information collection activities before seeking OMB approval to implement them. 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.10(e)(1), 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 PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65699 Total annual burden hours 50 determine the estimates; (3) ways for FRA to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (4) ways for FRA to 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. In summary, FRA reasons that comments received will advance three objectives: (1) Reduce reporting burdens; (2) organize information collection requirements in a ‘‘user-friendly’’ format to improve the use of such information; and (3) accurately assess the resources expended to retrieve and produce information requested. See 44 U.S.C. 3501. Below is a brief summary of the proposed ICRs that FRA will submit for OMB clearance as the PRA requires: Title: Remotely Controlled Switch Operations. OMB Control Number: 2130–0516. Abstract: Upon notification of work to be performed on a track a remotely controlled switch provides access to, 49 CFR 218.30 and 218.77, require remotely controlled switch operators to ensure the switches are properly lined to protect workers vulnerable to being struck by moving cars as they inspect or service rolling equipment on the track or occupy camp cars on the track. FRA believes the required notifications promote safety by minimizing mental lapses of workers who are simultaneously handling several tasks. Sections 218.30 and 218.77 require operators of remotely controlled switches to maintain a record of each notification requesting Blue Signal Protection for 15 days. Operators of remotely controlled switches use the information as a record documenting Blue Signal Protection of workers or camp cars. This record also serves as a valuable resource for railroad supervisors and FRA inspectors monitoring regulatory compliance. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 65700 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 185 / Friday, September 23, 2016 / Notices Affected Public: Businesses. Form Number(s): N/A. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Respondent Universe: 763 railroads. REPORTING BURDEN CFR section Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response 218.30—Blue signal protection of workmen ........ 218.77—Protection of occupied camp cars ........ 70 railroads .................. 1 railroad ...................... 3,600,000 notifications 575 notifications ........... 1 minute ....................... 1 minute ....................... Total Estimated Responses: 3,600,575. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 60,010 hours. Status: Regular Review. Title: Bad Order and Home Shop Card. OMB Control Number: 2130–0519. Abstract: Under 49 CFR part 215, railroads are required to inspect freight cars placed in service and take remedial action when defects are identified. Part 215 defects have a history of causing accidents or incidents by being inadvertently left in service when not properly tagged. A railroad freight car with a part 215 defect may be moved to another location for repair only after the railroad has complied with the process under 49 CFR 215.9. Section 215.9 requires railroads to affix a ‘‘bad order’’ tag describing each defect to each side of the freight car. It is imperative that a defective freight car be tagged ‘‘bad order’’ so it can be readily identified and moved to another location for repair purposes only. At the repair location, the ‘‘bad order’’ tag serves as a notification of the defective condition of the freight car. Railroads must retain Total annual burden hours 60,000 10 each tag for 90 days to verify proper repairs were made at the designated location. When inspecting a freight car, FRA and State inspectors review all pertinent records to determine railroads’ compliance with the movement restrictions of 49 CFR 215.9. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses. Form Number(s): N/A. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Respondent Universe: 763 railroads. REPORTING BURDEN CFR section Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response 215.9—Movement of Defective Cars for Repair—Tagging. Notifications of Removal of Defective Car Tags 215.11—Designated Inspectors—Records ......... 763 railroads ................ 150,000 tags ................ 5 minutes ..................... 12,500 763 railroads ................ 763 railroads ................ 75,000 notifications ...... 45,000 records ............. 2 minutes ..................... 1 minute ....................... 2,500 750 Total Estimated Responses: 270,000. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 15,750 hours. Status: Regular Review. Title: Bad Order and Home Shop Card. OMB Control Number: 2130–0520. Abstract: 49 CFR 215.301 sets forth certain requirements for the stencilling of freight cars. Section 215.301 requires railroads and private car owners to stencil or otherwise display identification marks on railroad equipment. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses. Form Number(s): N/A. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Respondent Universe: 763 railroads. Total Estimated Responses: 25,000 stencilled/repainted freight cars. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 18,750 hours. Status: Regular Review. Title: Grade Crossing Signal System Safety Regulations. OMB Control Number: 2130–0534. Abstract: FRA believes highway-rail grade crossing (grade crossing) accidents resulting from warning system failures can be reduced. Accordingly, FRA’s regulations require railroads to take specific responses if there is an activation failure—when a grade Total annual burden hours crossing warning system fails to indicate the arrival of a train at least 20 seconds before the train’s arrival at the crossing or to indicate the presence of a train occupying the crossing. With this information, FRA can correlate accident data and equipment malfunctions with the types and ages of equipment. FRA can then identify the causes of activation failures and investigate them to determine whether periodic maintenance, inspection, and testing standards are effective. Affected Public: Businesses. Form Number(s): FRA F 6180.83. Frequency of Submission: On occasion; record keeping. Respondent Universe: 728 railroads. REPORTING BURDEN sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES CFR section Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response 234.7—Telephone Notification ............................ 234.9—Grade crossing signal system failure reports. 234.105.106/107—Notification to train crew and highway traffic control authority. 234.109—Record Keeping .................................. 728 railroads ................ 728 railroads ................ 8 phone calls ................ 600 reports ................... 15 minutes ................... 15 minutes ................... 2 150 728 railroads ................ 24,000 notifications ...... 15 minutes ................... 6,000 728 railroads ................ 12,000 records ............. 10 minutes ................... 2,000 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Sep 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 Total annual burden hours Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 185 / Friday, September 23, 2016 / Notices Total Estimated Responses: 36,608. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 8,152 hours. Status: Regular Review. Title: Bridge Worker Safety Rules. OMB Control Number: 2130–0535. Abstract: Title 49 U.S.C. 20139 requires FRA to issue rules, regulations, orders, and standards for the safety of maintenance-of-way employees on railroad bridges, including standards for ‘‘bridge safety equipment’’ such as nets, walkways, handrails, and safety lines, along with requirements for using vessels when work is performed on bridges located over bodies of water. Subpart B of 49 CFR part 214 establishes minimum workplace safety standards for railroad employees as they apply to railroad bridges. Specifically, 49 CFR 214.105(c) establishes standards and practices for safety net systems. Safety nets and net installations must be droptested at the job site after initial installation and before being used as a fall-protection system, after major repairs, and at 6-month intervals if left at one site. If a drop-test is not feasible and is not performed, then the railroad or railroad contractor, or a designated certified person, must provide written certification the net complies with the safety standards of 49 CFR 214.105. FRA and State inspectors use the information to enforce Federal regulations. The information maintained at the job site promotes safe bridge worker practices. 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 a collection displays a currently valid OMB control number. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Issued in Washington, DC, on September 20, 2016. Patrick T. Warren, Acting Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2016–22941 Filed 9–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. FRA–2016–0002–N–20] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and comment request. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Sep 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the information collection and its expected burden. On June 3, 2016, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 24, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory Analysis Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop 25, Washington, DC 20590 (Telephone: (202) 493–6292); or Ms. Kim Toone, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Administration, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (Telephone: (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 CFR part 1320, require Federal agencies to issue two notices seeking public comment on information collection activities before OMB may approve paperwork packages. 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.5, 1320.8(d)(1), and 1320.12. On June 3, 2016, FRA published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on the ICR for which it is now seeking OMB approval. See 81 FR 35814. FRA received no comments in response to this notice. Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. 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. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b)–(c); 5 CFR 1320.12(d); see also 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. 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. Therefore, respondents should submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication to best ensure having their full effect. 5 CFR 1320.12(c); see also 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65701 The summary below describes the ICR and its expected burden. FRA is submitting the new request for clearance by OMB as the PRA requires. Title: Survey of Plant and Insular Tourist Railroads Subject to FRA Bridge Safety Standards (49 CFR part 237). OMB Control Number: 2130–New. Abstract: FRA’s Bridge Safety Standards (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 the regulations. 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 railroad. To identify track owners subject to the requirements of part 237, Bridge Safety Standards, FRA relies on the railroad accident/ incident reports that FRA regulations (49 CFR part 225, Railroad Accidents/ Incidents: Reports Classification, and Investigations) require railroads to file monthly. However, plant railroads and insular tourist railroads are exempt from 49 CFR part 225 reporting requirements. Under the ICR, FRA would 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 would also request insular tourist railroads, whose tracks are supported by one or more bridges, to advise FRA by email about these bridges. The email notifications 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 part 225 reporting requirements, to analyze the risks these entities may pose to railroad bridge safety and to aid in planning bridge safety oversight activities and allocating resources. Type of Request: Approval of a new information collection. Affected Public: Freight railroads, industrial installations (plants), insular tourist railroads. Form(s): N/A. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 210. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 53 hours. Addressee: Send comments regarding these information collections to the E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 185 (Friday, September 23, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65699-65701]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA 2016-0002-N-17]


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: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its 
implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the proposed 
information collection activities described below. Before submitting 
the proposed information collection requests (ICRs) to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public 
comment on specific aspects of the activities, which are identified in 
this notice.

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

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on any or all of the proposed 
activities by mail to either: Mr. Robert Brogan, Information Collection 
Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory Analysis 
Division, RRS-21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., Mail Stop 25, Washington, DC 20590; or Ms. Kim 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. Commenters requesting 
FRA to acknowledge receipt of their respective comments must include a 
self-addressed stamped postcard stating, ``Comments on OMB Control 
Number 2130-XXXX,'' 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 to Ms. Toone at Kim.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, Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory 
Analysis Division, RRS-21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop 25, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 
493-6292) or Ms. Kim 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 (telephone: (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 CFR part 1320, require Federal agencies to 
provide 60-days' notice to the public to allow comment on information 
collection activities before seeking OMB approval to implement them. 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.10(e)(1), 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 for FRA to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (4) ways 
for FRA to 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. In summary, FRA 
reasons that comments received will advance three objectives: (1) 
Reduce reporting burdens; (2) organize information collection 
requirements in a ``user-friendly'' format to improve the use of such 
information; and (3) accurately assess the resources expended to 
retrieve and produce information requested. See 44 U.S.C. 3501.
    Below is a brief summary of the proposed ICRs that FRA will submit 
for OMB clearance as the PRA requires:
    Title: Remotely Controlled Switch Operations.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0516.
    Abstract: Upon notification of work to be performed on a track a 
remotely controlled switch provides access to, 49 CFR 218.30 and 
218.77, require remotely controlled switch operators to ensure the 
switches are properly lined to protect workers vulnerable to being 
struck by moving cars as they inspect or service rolling equipment on 
the track or occupy camp cars on the track. FRA believes the required 
notifications promote safety by minimizing mental lapses of workers who 
are simultaneously handling several tasks. Sections 218.30 and 218.77 
require operators of remotely controlled switches to maintain a record 
of each notification requesting Blue Signal Protection for 15 days. 
Operators of remotely controlled switches use the information as a 
record documenting Blue Signal Protection of workers or camp cars. This 
record also serves as a valuable resource for railroad supervisors and 
FRA inspectors monitoring regulatory compliance.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.

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    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
    Respondent Universe: 763 railroads.

                                                Reporting Burden
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                                                            Total annual       Average time per    Total annual
           CFR section             Respondent universe       responses             response        burden hours
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218.30--Blue signal protection of  70 railroads.......  3,600,000            1 minute...........          60,000
 workmen.                                                notifications.
218.77--Protection of occupied     1 railroad.........  575 notifications..  1 minute...........              10
 camp cars.
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    Total Estimated Responses: 3,600,575.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 60,010 hours.
    Status: Regular Review.
    Title: Bad Order and Home Shop Card.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0519.
    Abstract: Under 49 CFR part 215, railroads are required to inspect 
freight cars placed in service and take remedial action when defects 
are identified. Part 215 defects have a history of causing accidents or 
incidents by being inadvertently left in service when not properly 
tagged. A railroad freight car with a part 215 defect may be moved to 
another location for repair only after the railroad has complied with 
the process under 49 CFR 215.9. Section 215.9 requires railroads to 
affix a ``bad order'' tag describing each defect to each side of the 
freight car. It is imperative that a defective freight car be tagged 
``bad order'' so it can be readily identified and moved to another 
location for repair purposes only. At the repair location, the ``bad 
order'' tag serves as a notification of the defective condition of the 
freight car. Railroads must retain each tag for 90 days to verify 
proper repairs were made at the designated location. When inspecting a 
freight car, FRA and State inspectors review all pertinent records to 
determine railroads' compliance with the movement restrictions of 49 
CFR 215.9.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
    Respondent Universe: 763 railroads.

                                                Reporting Burden
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                                                            Total annual       Average time per    Total annual
           CFR section             Respondent universe       responses             response        burden hours
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
215.9--Movement of Defective Cars  763 railroads......  150,000 tags.......  5 minutes..........          12,500
 for Repair--Tagging.
Notifications of Removal of        763 railroads......  75,000               2 minutes..........           2,500
 Defective Car Tags.                                     notifications.
215.11--Designated Inspectors--    763 railroads......  45,000 records.....  1 minute...........             750
 Records.
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    Total Estimated Responses: 270,000.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 15,750 hours.
    Status: Regular Review.
    Title: Bad Order and Home Shop Card.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0520.
    Abstract: 49 CFR 215.301 sets forth certain requirements for the 
stencilling of freight cars. Section 215.301 requires railroads and 
private car owners to stencil or otherwise display identification marks 
on railroad equipment.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
    Respondent Universe: 763 railroads.
    Total Estimated Responses: 25,000 stencilled/repainted freight 
cars.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 18,750 hours.
    Status: Regular Review.
    Title: Grade Crossing Signal System Safety Regulations.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0534.
    Abstract: FRA believes highway-rail grade crossing (grade crossing) 
accidents resulting from warning system failures can be reduced. 
Accordingly, FRA's regulations require railroads to take specific 
responses if there is an activation failure--when a grade crossing 
warning system fails to indicate the arrival of a train at least 20 
seconds before the train's arrival at the crossing or to indicate the 
presence of a train occupying the crossing. With this information, FRA 
can correlate accident data and equipment malfunctions with the types 
and ages of equipment. FRA can then identify the causes of activation 
failures and investigate them to determine whether periodic 
maintenance, inspection, and testing standards are effective.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Form Number(s): FRA F 6180.83.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion; record keeping.
    Respondent Universe: 728 railroads.

                                                Reporting Burden
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                                                            Total annual       Average time per    Total annual
           CFR section             Respondent universe       responses             response        burden hours
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234.7--Telephone Notification....  728 railroads......  8 phone calls......  15 minutes.........               2
234.9--Grade crossing signal       728 railroads......  600 reports........  15 minutes.........             150
 system failure reports.
234.105.106/107--Notification to   728 railroads......  24,000               15 minutes.........           6,000
 train crew and highway traffic                          notifications.
 control authority.
234.109--Record Keeping..........  728 railroads......  12,000 records.....  10 minutes.........           2,000
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    Total Estimated Responses: 36,608.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 8,152 hours.
    Status: Regular Review.
    Title: Bridge Worker Safety Rules.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0535.
    Abstract: Title 49 U.S.C. 20139 requires FRA to issue rules, 
regulations, orders, and standards for the safety of maintenance-of-way 
employees on railroad bridges, including standards for ``bridge safety 
equipment'' such as nets, walkways, handrails, and safety lines, along 
with requirements for using vessels when work is performed on bridges 
located over bodies of water. Subpart B of 49 CFR part 214 establishes 
minimum workplace safety standards for railroad employees as they apply 
to railroad bridges. Specifically, 49 CFR 214.105(c) establishes 
standards and practices for safety net systems. Safety nets and net 
installations must be drop-tested at the job site after initial 
installation and before being used as a fall-protection system, after 
major repairs, and at 6-month intervals if left at one site. If a drop-
test is not feasible and is not performed, then the railroad or 
railroad contractor, or a designated certified person, must provide 
written certification the net complies with the safety standards of 49 
CFR 214.105. FRA and State inspectors use the information to enforce 
Federal regulations. The information maintained at the job site 
promotes safe bridge worker practices.
    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 a collection displays a currently valid OMB control 
number.

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

    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 20, 2016.
Patrick T. Warren,
Acting Executive Director.
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