Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 65698-65699 [2016-22995]

Download as PDF 65698 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 185 / Friday, September 23, 2016 / Notices f. Number of individuals suffering physical injury, g. Number of fatalities, h. The police-reported cause of the accident, i. Whether the driver was cited for violation of any traffic laws, or motor carrier safety regulations, and j. The total driving time and the total on-duty time of the CMV driver at the time of the accident. Termination The FMCSA does not believe the CLPholders covered by the exemption will experience any deterioration of their safety record. However, should this occur, FMCSA will take all steps necessary to protect the public interest, including revocation of the exemption. The FMCSA will immediately revoke the exemption for failure to comply with its terms and conditions. Issued on: September 12, 2016. T.F. Scott Darling, III, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2016–22961 Filed 9–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2010–0002–N–23] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), 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 renewal of the following currently approved information collection activities. Before submitting the information collection requirements for clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified in this notice. DATES: Comments must be received no later than November 22, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the following 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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Sep 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 2130–0590’’ 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, Regulatory Analysis Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 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 for comment on information collection activities before seeking approval for reinstatement or renewal by OMB. See 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 PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 that soliciting public comment will advance three objectives: (1) Reduce reporting burdens; (2) ensure that it organizes 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 currently approved information collection activities that FRA will be submitting for clearance by OMB as required under the PRA: Title: Alleged Violation Reporting Form. OMB Control Number: 2130–0590. Abstract: The Alleged Violation Reporting Form is a response to section 307(b) of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 that requires FRA to ‘‘provide a mechanism for the public to submit written reports of potential violations of Federal railroad safety and hazardous materials transportation laws, regulations, and orders to the Federal Railroad Administration.’’ The Alleged Violation Reporting Form allows the general public to submit alleged violations directly to FRA. The form’s goal is to allow FRA to collect information necessary to investigate the alleged violation and to follow up with the submitting party. The Alleged Violation Reporting Form collects the name, phone number, and email address of the person submitting the alleged violation; the preferred method by which to contact the person; the railroad or company name that committed the alleged violation; the date and time the alleged violation occurred; the location the alleged violation occurred; and details about the violation. All information is voluntary. FRA will collect the information through a form on the FRA public Web site. FRA may share the information collected with FRA employees, State department of transportation partners, and law enforcement agencies. Form Number(s): FRA F 6180.151. Affected Public: U.S. Residents. Respondent Universe: 1,000 individuals. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Reporting Burden: E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2010-0002-N-23]


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), 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 renewal of the following currently 
approved information collection activities. Before submitting the 
information collection requirements for clearance by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB), FRA is soliciting public comment on 
specific aspects of the activities identified in this notice.

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

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the following 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, 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 2130-0590'' 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, Regulatory Analysis Division, RRS-21, 
Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 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 for comment on information 
collection activities before seeking approval for reinstatement or 
renewal by OMB. See 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 that 
soliciting public comment will advance three objectives: (1) Reduce 
reporting burdens; (2) ensure that it organizes 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 currently approved information 
collection activities that FRA will be submitting for clearance by OMB 
as required under the PRA:
    Title: Alleged Violation Reporting Form.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0590.
    Abstract: The Alleged Violation Reporting Form is a response to 
section 307(b) of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 that requires 
FRA to ``provide a mechanism for the public to submit written reports 
of potential violations of Federal railroad safety and hazardous 
materials transportation laws, regulations, and orders to the Federal 
Railroad Administration.'' The Alleged Violation Reporting Form allows 
the general public to submit alleged violations directly to FRA. The 
form's goal is to allow FRA to collect information necessary to 
investigate the alleged violation and to follow up with the submitting 
party.
    The Alleged Violation Reporting Form collects the name, phone 
number, and email address of the person submitting the alleged 
violation; the preferred method by which to contact the person; the 
railroad or company name that committed the alleged violation; the date 
and time the alleged violation occurred; the location the alleged 
violation occurred; and details about the violation. All information is 
voluntary. FRA will collect the information through a form on the FRA 
public Web site. FRA may share the information collected with FRA 
employees, State department of transportation partners, and law 
enforcement agencies.
    Form Number(s): FRA F 6180.151.
    Affected Public: U.S. Residents.
    Respondent Universe: 1,000 individuals.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
    Reporting Burden:

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                                                            Total annual       Average time per    Total annual
             Form No.              Respondent universe       responses             response        burden hours
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Alleged Violation Reporting Form   1,000 American       300 forms..........  10 minutes.........              50
 (Form FRA F 6180.151).             Residents.
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    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]
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