Agency Request for Emergency Processing of Collection of Information by the Office of Management and Budget; Railworthiness Directive for Certain Railroad Tank Cars Equipped With Bottom Outlet Valve Assembly and Constructed by American Railcar Industries and ACF Industries, 70256-70257 [2016-24429]

Download as PDF 70256 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 11, 2016 / Notices Stolz should be able to get his commercial license.’’ Mr. Stolz reported that he has driven straight trucks for 1 year, accumulating 1,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 18 years, accumulating 216,000 miles. He holds a Class ABCDM CDL from Wisconsin. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. III. Public Participation and Request for Comments FMCSA encourages you to participate by submitting comments and related materials. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice, indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. 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If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the facility, please enclose a stamped, selfaddressed postcard or envelope. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Section 20:12 Oct 07, 2016 Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number FMCSA–2016–0208 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ button and choose the document listed to review. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Issued on: September 29, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–24447 Filed 10–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2016–0002–N–19] Agency Request for Emergency Processing of Collection of Information by the Office of Management and Budget; Railworthiness Directive for Certain Railroad Tank Cars Equipped With Bottom Outlet Valve Assembly and Constructed by American Railcar Industries and ACF Industries Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of Agency request for OMB emergency information collection processing and request for comments. AGENCY: Jkt 241001 FRA hereby gives notice it is submitting the following Information Collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Emergency processing under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations. FRA requests that OMB authorize the proposed collection of information identified below on October 18, 2016, for a period of 180 days. SUMMARY: A copy of this individual ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling FRA’s Clearance Officers: Robert Brogan (tel. (202) 493–6292) or Kimberly Toone (tel. (202) 493–6132) (these numbers are not toll-free), or by contacting Mr. Brogan via facsimile at (202) 493–6216 or Ms. Toone via facsimile at (202) 493–6497, or via email by contacting Mr. Brogan at Robert.Brogan@dot.gov; or by contacting Ms. Toone at Kim.Toone@dot.gov. Comments regarding these information collection requirements should include the title and OMB control number listed below and should be sent directly 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. Title: Railworthiness Directive for Certain Railroad Tank Cars Equipped with Bottom Outlet Valve Assembly and Constructed by American Railcar Industries and ACF Industries OMB Control Number: 2130–NEW. Form Number(s): N/A. Affected Public: Businesses (Tank Car Owners). Frequency of Submission: One-time; on occasion. Respondent Universe: 100 Tank Car Owners. Reporting Burden: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Total annual responses Average time per response 20 Tank Car Owners (100 Lessees/SubLessees). 20 ID Reports ............ 4 hours ....................... 80 100 Shippers .............. 14,000 inspections/ records. 14,000 records ........... 10 min ........................ 2,333 2 hours ....................... 28,000 2 hours ....................... 66 Respondent universe Identify tank cars covered by the Directive for Certain Railroad Tank Cars Equipped with Bottom Outlet Valve Assembly and Constructed by American Railcar Industries and ACF Industries (14,800 cars). Visual Inspection of Sump Weld Area of All Tank Cars Identified under this Directive. Inspect and Test Sump and BOV Skid Groove as Stipulated in Directive and Maintain Record Results. Train and Qualify Non-Destructive Test Technicians on NDT Procedures and Record Qualification (1⁄3 of the 100 tank car mechanics). VerDate Sep<11>2014 FMCSA will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. FMCSA may issue a final determination at any time after the close of the comment period. 20 Tank Car Owners (100 Lessees/SubLessees). 10 Tank Car Facility Operators. PO 00000 Frm 00172 Fmt 4703 33 trained and tested mechanics. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 Total annual burden hours 70257 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 11, 2016 / Notices Section asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Tank Car Owner Notification to All Parties under Contract to Car Owner, including Lessees and/or sub-Lessees, using tank cars subject to the Terms of this Directive. Report of Inspection , Test, and Repair Information stipulated in paragraph 2(g) of Directive to FRA. Repairs: 15% of Relevant Tank Fleet of 14,000 cars— Record and Report of Repairs to Tank Car Owners. Tank Car Facility Request to Tank Car Owner for Written Permission and Approval of Qualification and Maintenance Program It Will Use Consistent with Appendices D, R, and W of the Tank Car Manual and 49 CFR 180.513 Prior to Initiating Any Repairs. Tank Car Facility Report of All Work Performed to Tank Car Owner. Total Estimated Responses: 44,293. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 68,953 hours. Status: Emergency Review. Description: On September 30, 2016, FRA issued a Railworthiness Directive (Directive) to all owners of DOT specification 111 general purpose tank cars, which can be found on FRA’s Web site at http:// www.fra.dot.gov/eLib/details/L18383. FRA issued the Directive based on its finding that as a result of nonconforming welding practices, DOT–111 tank cars built by American Railcar Industries, Inc. (ARI) and ACF Industries, LLC (ACF) between 2009 and 2015 to the ARI and ACF 300 stub sill design and equipped with a two-piece cast sump and bottom outlet valve (BOV) skid may be in an unsafe operating condition and could result in the release of hazardous materials. As a result of the non-conforming welding practices, these cars may have substantial weld defects at the sump and BOV skid groove attachment welds, potentially affecting each tank’s ability to retain its contents during transportation. The Directive requires owners to: (1) Identify tank cars in their fleet covered by this Directive; and (2) ensure appropriate inspection and testing of each tank car’s sump and BOV skid groove attachment welds to ensure no flaw exists which could result in the loss of tank integrity. As provided under 5 CFR 1320.13, Emergency Processing, DOT is requesting emergency processing for this new collection of information as specified in the PRA and its implementing regulations. DOT cannot reasonably comply with normal clearance procedures because the use of normal clearance procedures is VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 07, 2016 Total annual responses Average time per response 20 Tank Car Owners (100 Lessees/SubLessees). 100 notices ................ 2 hours ....................... 200 20 Tank Car Owners (100 Lessees/SubLessees). 10 Tank Car Facility Operators. 14,000 reports ............ 20 min. per car/report. 4,667 2,100 car reports/ records. 16 hours ..................... 33,600 10 Tank Car Facility Operators. 20 requests + 20 written permissions. 10 min. + 10 min ....... 7 10 Tank Car Facility Operators. Burden Included Directly Above. N/A ............................. N/A Respondent universe Jkt 241001 reasonably likely to disrupt the collection of information. Further, in light of recent tank car accidents/ incidents carrying crude oil, FRA believes safety is an overriding issue. The Directive took effect upon issuance. FRA cannot wait the normal 90 days of public comment. Under the Directive, tank car owners must take immediate action to identify tank cars in their fleet subject to the Directive. Therefore, FRA is requesting OMB approval of this collection of information 7 days after publication of this Notice in the Federal Register. Upon OMB approval of its Emergency clearance request, FRA will follow the normal clearance procedures for the information collection associated with this Directive. Under 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b), 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), FRA informs all interested parties 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 October 4, 2016. Amitabha Bose, Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2016–24429 Filed 10–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00173 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total annual burden hours DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Coachella Valley— San Gorgonio Pass Rail Corridor Service: Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties, CA Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). AGENCY: Through this NOI, FRA announces it will prepare a Programmatic EIS and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) jointly with the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for the Coachella Valley—San Gorgonio Pass Rail Corridor Service (Project). FRA, RCTC, and Caltrans will develop the Programmatic EIS/EIR in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). FRA invites the public and Federal, state, and local agencies to provide input into the scope of the EIS/EIR and will consider all information from outreach activities when preparing the EIS/EIR. The Project will study options for providing intercity passenger rail service between the cities of Los Angeles and Indio, California also known as the Coachella Valley—San Gorgonio Pass Corridor (the Corridor). DATES: Persons interested in providing written comments on the scope of the Coachella Valley—San Gorgonio Pass SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2016-0002-N-19]


Agency Request for Emergency Processing of Collection of 
Information by the Office of Management and Budget; Railworthiness 
Directive for Certain Railroad Tank Cars Equipped With Bottom Outlet 
Valve Assembly and Constructed by American Railcar Industries and ACF 
Industries

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

ACTION: Notice of Agency request for OMB emergency information 
collection processing and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: FRA hereby gives notice it is submitting the following 
Information Collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for Emergency processing under the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations. FRA requests that OMB 
authorize the proposed collection of information identified below on 
October 18, 2016, for a period of 180 days.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this individual ICR, with 
applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling FRA's 
Clearance Officers: Robert Brogan (tel. (202) 493-6292) or Kimberly 
Toone (tel. (202) 493-6132) (these numbers are not toll-free), or by 
contacting Mr. Brogan via facsimile at (202) 493-6216 or Ms. Toone via 
facsimile at (202) 493-6497, or via email by contacting Mr. Brogan at 
Robert.Brogan@dot.gov; or by contacting Ms. Toone at Kim.Toone@dot.gov. 
Comments regarding these information collection requirements should 
include the title and OMB control number listed below and should be 
sent directly 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.
    Title: Railworthiness Directive for Certain Railroad Tank Cars 
Equipped with Bottom Outlet Valve Assembly and Constructed by American 
Railcar Industries and ACF Industries
    OMB Control Number: 2130-NEW.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Affected Public: Businesses (Tank Car Owners).
    Frequency of Submission: One-time; on occasion.
    Respondent Universe: 100 Tank Car Owners.
    Reporting Burden:

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                                      Respondent         Total annual      Average time per      Total annual
             Section                   universe            responses           response          burden hours
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Identify tank cars covered by     20 Tank Car Owners  20 ID Reports.....  4 hours...........  80
 the Directive for Certain         (100 Lessees/Sub-
 Railroad Tank Cars Equipped       Lessees).
 with Bottom Outlet Valve
 Assembly and Constructed by
 American Railcar Industries and
 ACF Industries (14,800 cars).
Visual Inspection of Sump Weld    100 Shippers......  14,000 inspections/ 10 min............  2,333
 Area of All Tank Cars                                 records.
 Identified under this Directive.
Inspect and Test Sump and BOV     20 Tank Car Owners  14,000 records....  2 hours...........  28,000
 Skid Groove as Stipulated in      (100 Lessees/Sub-
 Directive and Maintain Record     Lessees).
 Results.
Train and Qualify Non-            10 Tank Car         33 trained and      2 hours...........  66
 Destructive Test Technicians on   Facility            tested mechanics.
 NDT Procedures and Record         Operators.
 Qualification (\1/3\ of the 100
 tank car mechanics).

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Tank Car Owner Notification to    20 Tank Car Owners  100 notices.......  2 hours...........  200
 All Parties under Contract to     (100 Lessees/Sub-
 Car Owner, including Lessees      Lessees).
 and/or sub-Lessees, using tank
 cars subject to the Terms of
 this Directive.
Report of Inspection , Test, and  20 Tank Car Owners  14,000 reports....  20 min. per car/    4,667
 Repair Information stipulated     (100 Lessees/Sub-                       report..
 in paragraph 2(g) of Directive    Lessees).
 to FRA.
Repairs: 15% of Relevant Tank     10 Tank Car         2,100 car reports/  16 hours..........  33,600
 Fleet of 14,000 cars-- Record     Facility            records.
 and Report of Repairs to Tank     Operators.
 Car Owners.
Tank Car Facility Request to      10 Tank Car         20 requests + 20    10 min. + 10 min..  7
 Tank Car Owner for Written        Facility            written
 Permission and Approval of        Operators.          permissions.
 Qualification and Maintenance
 Program It Will Use Consistent
 with Appendices D, R, and W of
 the Tank Car Manual and 49 CFR
 180.513 Prior to Initiating Any
 Repairs.
Tank Car Facility Report of All   10 Tank Car         Burden Included     N/A...............  N/A
 Work Performed to Tank Car        Facility            Directly Above.
 Owner.                            Operators.
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    Total Estimated Responses: 44,293.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 68,953 hours.
    Status: Emergency Review.
    Description:
    On September 30, 2016, FRA issued a Railworthiness Directive 
(Directive) to all owners of DOT specification 111 general purpose tank 
cars, which can be found on FRA's Web site at http://www.fra.dot.gov/eLib/details/L18383. FRA issued the Directive based on its finding that 
as a result of non-conforming welding practices, DOT-111 tank cars 
built by American Railcar Industries, Inc. (ARI) and ACF Industries, 
LLC (ACF) between 2009 and 2015 to the ARI and ACF 300 stub sill design 
and equipped with a two-piece cast sump and bottom outlet valve (BOV) 
skid may be in an unsafe operating condition and could result in the 
release of hazardous materials. As a result of the non-conforming 
welding practices, these cars may have substantial weld defects at the 
sump and BOV skid groove attachment welds, potentially affecting each 
tank's ability to retain its contents during transportation. The 
Directive requires owners to: (1) Identify tank cars in their fleet 
covered by this Directive; and (2) ensure appropriate inspection and 
testing of each tank car's sump and BOV skid groove attachment welds to 
ensure no flaw exists which could result in the loss of tank integrity.
    As provided under 5 CFR 1320.13, Emergency Processing, DOT is 
requesting emergency processing for this new collection of information 
as specified in the PRA and its implementing regulations. DOT cannot 
reasonably comply with normal clearance procedures because the use of 
normal clearance procedures is reasonably likely to disrupt the 
collection of information. Further, in light of recent tank car 
accidents/incidents carrying crude oil, FRA believes safety is an 
overriding issue. The Directive took effect upon issuance. FRA cannot 
wait the normal 90 days of public comment. Under the Directive, tank 
car owners must take immediate action to identify tank cars in their 
fleet subject to the Directive. Therefore, FRA is requesting OMB 
approval of this collection of information 7 days after publication of 
this Notice in the Federal Register. Upon OMB approval of its Emergency 
clearance request, FRA will follow the normal clearance procedures for 
the information collection associated with this Directive.
    Under 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b), 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), FRA 
informs all interested parties 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 October 4, 2016.
Amitabha Bose,
Chief Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2016-24429 Filed 10-7-16; 8:45 am]
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