Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 74496-74500 [2016-25893]

Download as PDF 74496 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 26, 2016 / Notices on the basis for exemption determination, please refer to section IV of the August 29, 2016 notice (81 FR 59266). Deb Carlson stated that the state of Minnesota has no concerns with issuing George R. Morehouse an exemption. Additionally, Ms. Carlson noted that Curtis L. Shannon has held a CDL since April 25, 2015. FMCSA does not require drivers to hold a CDL and instead looks at each individual’s experience driving CMVs, as defined in part FR 390.5 in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, and any crashes and moving violations in their driving history. For additional information on the basis for exemption determination, please refer to section II, section III, and section IV of the August 29, 2016, notice (81 FR 59266). asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES IV. Conclusion Based upon its evaluation of the 18 exemption applications, FMCSA exempts the following drivers from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), subject to the requirements cited above 49 CFR 391.64(b): Gregory M. Anderson (NY) Richard D. Auger (CA) Theodore N. Belcher (VA) Darrin E. Bogert (NY) Michael S. Buck (IN) Jose D. Chavez (MD) Philip J. Clements (WI) Alfonso P. Echevarria (GA) Samuel R. Graziano (PA) Zagar E. Melvin (GA) George R. Morehouse (MN) Robert H. Nelson, III (VA) Salvador Sanchez (CA) Randal J. Shabloski (PA) Curtis L. Shannon (MN) Ricardo N. Vargas (CA) Johnny Watson (GA) Harold F. White, Jr. (SC) In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each exemption will be valid for 2 years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315. If the exemption is still effective at the end of the 2-year period, the person may apply to FMCSA for a renewal under procedures in effect at that time. Issued on: October 18, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–25859 Filed 10–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Oct 25, 2016 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2016–0002–N–24] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; 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 seeks approval of proposed information collection activities listed below. Before submitting these 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. SUMMARY: Comments must be received no later than December 27, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on any or all of the following proposed activities by mail to either: Mr. Robert Brogan, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory Analysis Division, Federal Railroad Administration, RRS– 21, 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—New.’’ Alternatively, comments may be faxed to (202) 493–6216 or (202) 493–6497, or emailed to Mr. Brogan at Robert.Brogan@dot.gov, or Ms. Toone at 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 Safety Analysis Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop 25, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6292) DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 and 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 that soliciting public comment will promote its efforts to reduce the administrative and paperwork burdens associated with the collection of information that Federal regulations mandate. In summary, FRA reasons that comments received 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 currently approved information collection activities that FRA will submit for clearance by OMB as required under the PRA: Title: Accident/Incident Reporting and Recordkeeping. OMB Control Number: 2130–0500. Abstract: The collection of information is due to the railroad E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 26, 2016 / Notices accident reporting regulations in 49 CFR part 225 that require railroads to submit monthly reports summarizing collisions, derailments, and certain other accidents/incidents involving damages above a periodically revised dollar threshold, as well as certain injuries to passengers, employees, and other persons on railroad property. Because the reporting requirements and the information needed regarding each category of accident/incident are unique, a different form is used for each category. 74497 Form Number(s): FRA F 6180.39i; 54; 55; 55A; 56; 57; 78; 81; 97; 98; 99;107; 150. Affected Public: Businesses. Respondent Universe: 790 railroads. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. REPORTING BURDEN Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response 225.6—Consolidated Reporting—Request to FRA by parent corporation to treat its commonly controlled carriers as a single railroad carrier for purposes of this part. —Written agreement by parent corporation with FRA on specific subsidiaries included in its railroad system. —Notification by parent corporation regarding any change in the subsidiaries making up its railroad system and amended written agreement with FRA. 225.9—Telephonic Reports of Certain Accidents/Incidents and Other Events. 225.11—Reporting of Rail Equipment Accidents/Incidents—Form FRA F 6180.54. 225.12—Rail Equipment Accident/Incident Reports Alleging Human Factor as Cause— Form FRA F 6180.81. —Part I Form FRA F 6180.78 (Notices) ............ 790 railroads ................ 1 request ........................ 40 hours ....................... 40 790 railroads ................ 1 agreement .................. 2 hours ......................... 2 790 railroads ................ 1 notification + 1 amended agreement. 60 minutes ................... 2 790 railroads ................ 2,400 phone reports ...... 15 minutes ................... 600 790 railroads ................ 2,500 forms .................... 4,530 790 railroads ................ 1,200 forms .................... 2 hours/1 hour/123 minutes. 15 minutes ................... 790 railroads ................ 334 790 railroads ................ 790 railroads ................ 20 minutes ................... 15 minutes ................... 33 10 —Employee statement supplementing Railroad Accident Report (Part II Form FRA F 6180.78). —Employee confidential letter ............................ 225.13—Late Reports—Railroad discovery of improperly omitted Report of Accident/Incident. —Railroad late/amended Report of Accident/Incident based on employee statement supplementing Railroad Accident Report. 225.18—Railroad narrative report of possible alcohol/drug involvement in accident/incident. —Reports required by section 219.209(b) appended to rail equipment accident/incident report. 225.19—Rail-Highway Grade Crossing Accident/Incident Report—Form FRA F 6180.57. —Death, Injury, or Occupational Illness (Form FRA F 6180.55a). 225.21—Railroad Injury and Illness Summary: Form FRA F 6180.55. 225.21—Annual Railroad Report of Employee Hours and Casualties, By State—Form FRA F 6180.56. 225.21/25—Railroad Employee Injury and/or Illness Record—Form FRA F 6180.98. —Copies of forms to employees ........................ 225.21—Initial Rail Equipment Accident/Incident Record—Form FRA F 6180.97. —Completion of Form FRA F 6180.97 because of rail equipment involvement. 225.21—Alternative Record for Illnesses Claimed to Be Work Related—Form FRA F 6180.107. 225.21—Highway User Statement—Railroad cover letter and Form FRA F 6180.150 sent out to potentially injured travelers involved in a highway-rail grade crossing accident/incident. Railroad employees ..... 800 notices + 4,000 copies. 100 requests .................. 20 attachments + 20 notices. 60 statements ................ 10 minutes + 3 minutes —Joint operations ............................................... —Late identification ............................................ asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES CFR Section 1.5 hours ...................... 90 Railroad employees ..... 790 railroads ................ 10 letters ........................ 25 late reports ............... 2 hours ......................... 1 hour ........................... 20 25 790 railroads ................ 25 amended reports + 40 copies. 1 hour + 3 minutes ...... 27 790 railroads ................ 12 reports ...................... 30 minutes ................... 6 790 railroads ................ 5 reports ........................ 30 minutes ................... 3 790 railroads ................ 2,100 forms .................... 2 hours/1 hour ............. 4,000 790 railroads ................ 3,243 forms .................... 60 min./60 min 195 min 3,700 790 railroads ................ 9,480 forms .................... 10 minutes ................... 1,580 790 railroads ................ 790 forms ....................... 15 minutes ................... 198 790 railroads ................ 13,700 forms .................. 60 minutes ................... 13,700 790 railroads ................ 790 railroads ................ 411 form copies ............. 11,800 forms .................. 2 minutes ..................... 30 minutes ................... 14 5,900 790 railroads ................ 1 form ............................ 30 minutes ................... 1 790 railroads ................ 300 forms ....................... 75 minutes ................... 375 790 railroads ................ 950 letters/forms ............ 50 minutes ................... 792 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Oct 25, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 Total annual burden hours 300 74498 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 26, 2016 / Notices REPORTING BURDEN—Continued CFR Section Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response —Form FRA F 6180.150 completed by highway user and sent back to railroad. 225.25 (h)—Posting of Monthly Summary ......... 225.27—Retention of Records ........................... —Record of Form FRA F 6180.107 ................... —Record of Monthly Lists .................................. —Record of Form FRA F 6180.97 ..................... —Record of Employee Human Factor Attachments. 225.33—Internal Control Plans—Amendments .. 225.35—Access to Records and Reports .......... 225.37—Optical Media Transfer of Reports, Updates, and Amendments. —Electronic Submission of Reports, Updates, and Amendments. 950 Injured Individuals 660 forms ....................... 45 minutes ................... 495 790 790 790 790 790 790 ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ 9,480 lists ...................... 13,700 records ............... 300 records .................... 9,480 records ................. 11,800 records ............... 1,740 records ................. 5 2 2 2 2 2 ..................... ..................... ..................... ..................... ..................... ..................... 790 457 10 316 393 58 790 railroads ................ 15 railroads .................. 8 railroads .................... 10 amendments ............. 200 lists ......................... 200 transfers .................. 6 hours ......................... 20 minutes ................... 3 minutes ..................... 60 67 10 790 railroads ................ 2,400 submissions ......... 3 minutes ..................... 120 Total Responses: 103,976. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 39,058 hours. Status: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Title: Railroad Communications. OMB Control Number: 2130–0524. Abstract: FRA amended its radio standards and procedures to promote compliance by making the regulations railroads railroads railroads railroads railroads railroads more flexible; to require wireless communications devices, including radios, for specified classifications of railroad operations and roadway workers; and to retitle this part to reflect its coverage of other means of wireless communications such as cellular telephones, data radio terminals, and other forms of wireless communications to convey emergency and need-to-know minutes minutes minutes minutes minutes minutes Total annual burden hours information. The new rule establishes safe, uniform procedures covering the use of radio and other wireless communications within the railroad industry. Form Number(s): N/A. Affected Public: Businesses. Respondent Universe: 725 railroads. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. REPORTING BURDEN Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response 220.8—Waivers Petitions ................................... 220.25—Instruction of Employees ...................... 725 railroads ................ 725 railroads ................ 6 45,500 725 railroads ................ 10 minutes ................... 2,090 —Operational Testing of Employees .................. 220.37—Testing Radio and Wireless Communication Equipment. 220.61—Transmission of Mandatory Directives —Marking Mandatory Directives ........................ 220.307—Railroad Written Document Stating Authorized Business Purpose for Taking Video/Photo with Railroad-Supplied Electronic Device. —Safety Briefing for Use of Railroad-Supplied Electronic Device in Cab of Controlling Locomotive. 220.313—Railroad Written Program of Instruction and Examination on Part 220 Requirements. —Training of Railroad Employees on Part 220 Requirements. —Employee Training Records ............................ 725 railroads ................ 725 railroads ................ 6 petition letters ............. 91,000 instructed employees. 12,5400 instructed employees. 100,000 tests/record ...... 780,000 tests ................. 60 minutes ................... 30 minutes ................... —Subsequent Years ........................................... asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES CFR Section 5 minutes ..................... 30 seconds .................. 8,333 6,500 725 railroads ................ 725 railroads ................ 725 railroads ................ 7,200,000 directives ...... 624,000 marks ............... 10 written documents .... 1.5 minutes .................. 15 seconds .................. 60 minutes ................... 180,000 2,600 10 725 railroads ................ 5,460,000 briefings ........ 1 minute ....................... 91,000 5 new railroads ............ 5 amended written Instruction Programs. 60 minutes ................... 5 730 railroads ................ 5,000 Trained Employees. 5,000 records ................. 15 minutes ................... 1,250 5 minutes ..................... 417 Total Responses: 14,277,567. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 337,717 hours. Status: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Title: Safety Integration Plans. OMB Control Number: 2130–0557. Abstract: FRA and the Surface Transportation Board, working in VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Oct 25, 2016 Jkt 241001 730 railroads ................ conjunction with each other, have issued joint final rules establishing procedures for the development and implementation of safety integration plans (SIPs) by a Class I railroad proposing to engage in certain specified merger, consolidation, or acquisition of control transactions with another Class I railroad, or a Class II railroad with PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total annual burden hours which it proposes to amalgamate operations. The scope of the transactions covered under the two rules is the same. FRA uses the information collected (the required SIPs), to maintain and promote a safe rail environment by ensuring that affected railroads (Class Is and some Class IIs) address critical safety issues E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 74499 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 26, 2016 / Notices unique to the amalgamation of large, complex railroad operations. Form Number(s): N/A. Affected Public: Railroads. Respondent Universe: Class I railroads. CFR section Total annual responses Respondent universe 244.13—Safety Integration Plans: Amalgamation of Operations. —SIP Development & Quarterly Meetings ......... 244.17—Procedures—Reports to FRA .............. —Responses to FRA Inquiries Re: SIP data ..... —Coordination in Implementing Approved SIP .. —Request for Confidential Treatment ................ 244.19—Disposition—Comments on Proposed SIP Amendments. Total Responses: 60. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 528 hours. Status: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Title: Passenger Train Emergency Systems. OMB Control Number: 2130–0576. Abstract: The collection of information is due to passenger train emergency regulations in 49 CFR part 238 to further the safety of passenger train occupants through both enhancements and additions to FRA’s existing regulations. In its final rule issued on November 29, 2013 (see 78 FR 8 8 8 8 8 8 railroads railroads railroads railroads railroads railroads Frequency of Submission: On occasion. .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... Average time per response 1 plan ............................. 25 reports ...................... 6 responses ................... 25 phone calls ............... 1 request ........................ 2 reports ........................ 340 hours ..................... 40 hours + 2 hours ...... 8 hours ......................... 10 minutes ................... 16 hours ....................... 16 hours ....................... 71785), FRA added requirements for emergency passage through vestibule and other interior passageway doors and enhanced emergency egress and rescue signage requirements. FRA also established requirements for lowlocation emergency exit path markings to assist occupants in reaching and operating emergency exits, particularly under conditions of limited visibility. Moreover, FRA added standards to ensure emergency lighting systems are provided in all passenger cars and enhanced requirements for the survivability of emergency lighting Total annual burden hours 340 88 48 4 16 32 systems in new passenger cars. The purpose of this part is to prevent collisions, derailments, and other occurrences involving railroad passenger equipment that cause injury or death to railroad employees, railroad passengers, or the general public and to mitigate the consequences of such occurrences to the extent they cannot be prevented. Form Number(s): N/A. Affected Public: Railroads/businesses. Respondent Universe: 30 railroads. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Average time per response 238.112—Door Emergency Egress and Rescue Access Systems—markings, signage, instructions. —Passenger car exterior doors intended for emergency access by responders marked with retro-reflective material and instructions provided for their use. —Markings and instructions—interior door panels/windows. —Testing of car door removable panels, removable windows, manual override devices, & door retention mechanisms as part of periodic mechanical inspection—Record. 238.113—Emergency Window Exits—markings/ and instructions. —Periodic testing of representative sample of car emergency exit windows as part of periodic mechanical inspection—Record. 238.114—Rescue Access Windows—Markings with retro-reflective material on each exterior car. 238.121—Emergency Communication—Marking of each intercom intended for passenger use on new Tier I & Tier II passenger cars. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Respondent universe 30 railroads .................. 45,804 markings/signs/ instructions. 15 minutes ................... 11,451 30 railroads .................. 30,536 exterior door markings. 15 minutes ................... 7,634 30 railroads .................. 15 minutes ................... 335 30 railroads .................. 1,340 marked panels/ windows. 17 tested cars/records ... 90 minutes ................... 26 30 railroads .................. 662 window markings .... 964 30 railroads .................. 17 tested cars/records ... 60 min./90 min./120 minutes. 30 minutes ................... 30 railroads .................. 1,092 access window markings. 45 minutes ................... 819 30 railroads .................. 5 minutes ..................... 10 238.303—Exterior calendar day mechanical inspection of passenger equipment: Replacement of missing, illegible, or inconspicuous markings, signage, & instructions. —Record of noncomplying marking, signage, or instruction. 238.305—Interior calendar day mechanical inspection of passenger cars: Written notification to train crew of noncomplying condition and posting notice on door of defective condition. 30 railroads .................. 116 marked intercom locations (58 new cars with two locations per car). 150 replacement required markings. 20 minutes ................... 50 150 noncompliance records. 260 notifications + 260 notices. 2 minutes ..................... 5 1 minute ....................... 9 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Oct 25, 2016 Jkt 241001 Total annual responses Total annual burden hours CFR Section 30 railroads .................. 30 railroads .................. PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 9 74500 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 26, 2016 / Notices Average time per response Respondent universe —Written notification to train crew of car with non-functioning PA or intercom system. —Record of noncomplying condition .................. —Railroad written procedures for mitigating hazards of noncomplying condition. —Written notification to train crew of noncomplying condition. 238.307—Records of inspection, testing, and maintenance of passenger car emergency window exits. —Replacement of missing, illegible, or inconspicuous emergency roof access markings/instructions on cars. 238.311—Single Car Test: Railroad copy of APTA Standard (SS–M–005–98) for railroad head trainer. —Other railroad copies of APTA Standard ........ 30 railroads .................. 300 written notifications 1 minute ....................... 5 30 railroads .................. 30 railroads .................. 300 records .................... 30 written procedures .... 2 minutes ..................... 40 hours ....................... 10 1,200 30 railroads .................. 458 written notifications 2 minutes ..................... 15 30 railroads .................. 7,634 inspection and testing records. 5 minutes ..................... 636 30 railroads .................. 32 required markings ..... 20 minutes ................... 11 30 railroads .................. 30 APTA copies ............. 15 minutes ................... 8 30 railroads .................. 360 copies (12 copies per railroad). 2 minutes ..................... 12 Total Responses: 89,780. Estimated Annual Burden: 23,325 hours. Status: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. 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 21, 2016. Patrick Warren, Acting Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2016–25893 Filed 10–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2016–0102; Notice 1] Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Receipt of petition. AGENCY: Volkswagen Group of America , Inc. (Volkswagen), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2016 Volkswagen eGolf motor vehicles do not fully comply with paragraph S6.5.3.2 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, reflective devices and associated equipment. Volkswagen filed a report dated September 16, 2016, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Oct 25, 2016 Jkt 241001 Total annual responses Total annual burden hours CFR Section Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. Volkswagen then petitioned NHTSA under 49 CFR part 556 for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is November 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments on this petition. Comments must refer to the docket and notice number cited in the title of this notice and submitted by any of the following methods: • Mail: Send comments by mail addressed to U .S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Deliver: Deliver comments by hand to U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Section is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Federal Holidays. • Electronically: Submit comments electronically by logging onto the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web site at https:// www.regulations.gov/. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Comments may also be faxed to (202) 493–2251. Comments must be written in the English language, and be no greater than 15 pages in length, although there is no limit to the length of necessary attachments to the comments. If comments are submitted in hard copy form, please ensure that two copies are provided. If you wish to receive confirmation that comments you have submitted by mail were received, please PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard with the comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. The petition, supporting materials, and all comments received before the close of business on the closing date indicated above will be filed in the docket and will be considered. All comments and supporting materials received after the closing date will also be filed and will be considered to the extent possible. When the petition is granted or denied, notice of the decision will also be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority indicated at the end of this notice. All documents submitted to the docket may be viewed by anyone at the address and times given above. The documents may also be viewed on the Internet at https://www.regulations.gov by following the online instructions for accessing the dockets. The docket ID number for this petition is shown in the heading of this notice. DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement is available for review in a Federal Register notice published on April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477–78). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Overview Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) and their implementing regulations at 49 CFR part 556, Volkswagen submitted a petition for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice of receipt of Volkswagen’s petition is published under 49 U.S.C. E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2016-0002-N-24]


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; 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 seeks approval of proposed information 
collection activities listed below. Before submitting these 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 December 27, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on any or all of the following 
proposed activities by mail to either: Mr. Robert Brogan, Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory 
Analysis Division, Federal Railroad Administration, RRS-21, 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--New.'' Alternatively, comments may be faxed to (202) 493-
6216 or (202) 493-6497, or emailed to Mr. Brogan at 
Robert.Brogan@dot.gov, or Ms. Toone at 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 
Safety 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 and 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 that soliciting public comment will promote its 
efforts to reduce the administrative and paperwork burdens associated 
with the collection of information that Federal regulations mandate. In 
summary, FRA reasons that comments received 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 currently approved information 
collection activities that FRA will submit for clearance by OMB as 
required under the PRA:
    Title: Accident/Incident Reporting and Recordkeeping.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0500.
    Abstract: The collection of information is due to the railroad

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accident reporting regulations in 49 CFR part 225 that require 
railroads to submit monthly reports summarizing collisions, 
derailments, and certain other accidents/incidents involving damages 
above a periodically revised dollar threshold, as well as certain 
injuries to passengers, employees, and other persons on railroad 
property. Because the reporting requirements and the information needed 
regarding each category of accident/incident are unique, a different 
form is used for each category.
    Form Number(s): FRA F 6180.39i; 54; 55; 55A; 56; 57; 78; 81; 97; 
98; 99;107; 150.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Respondent Universe: 790 railroads.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.

                                                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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225.6--Consolidated Reporting--    790 railroads......  1 request..........  40 hours...........              40
 Request to FRA by parent
 corporation to treat its
 commonly controlled carriers as
 a single railroad carrier for
 purposes of this part.
--Written agreement by parent      790 railroads......  1 agreement........  2 hours............               2
 corporation with FRA on specific
 subsidiaries included in its
 railroad system.
--Notification by parent           790 railroads......  1 notification + 1   60 minutes.........               2
 corporation regarding any change                        amended agreement.
 in the subsidiaries making up
 its railroad system and amended
 written agreement with FRA.
225.9--Telephonic Reports of       790 railroads......  2,400 phone reports  15 minutes.........             600
 Certain Accidents/Incidents and
 Other Events.
225.11--Reporting of Rail          790 railroads......  2,500 forms........  2 hours/1 hour/123            4,530
 Equipment Accidents/Incidents--                                              minutes.
 Form FRA F 6180.54.
225.12--Rail Equipment Accident/   790 railroads......  1,200 forms........  15 minutes.........             300
 Incident Reports Alleging Human
 Factor as Cause--Form FRA F
 6180.81.
--Part I Form FRA F 6180.78        790 railroads......  800 notices + 4,000  10 minutes + 3                  334
 (Notices).                                              copies.              minutes.
--Joint operations...............  790 railroads......  100 requests.......  20 minutes.........              33
--Late identification............  790 railroads......  20 attachments + 20  15 minutes.........              10
                                                         notices.
--Employee statement               Railroad employees.  60 statements......  1.5 hours..........              90
 supplementing Railroad Accident
 Report (Part II Form FRA F
 6180.78).
--Employee confidential letter...  Railroad employees.  10 letters.........  2 hours............              20
225.13--Late Reports--Railroad     790 railroads......  25 late reports....  1 hour.............              25
 discovery of improperly omitted
 Report of Accident/Incident.
--Railroad late/amended Report of  790 railroads......  25 amended reports   1 hour + 3 minutes.              27
 Accident/Incident based on                              + 40 copies.
 employee statement supplementing
 Railroad Accident Report.
225.18--Railroad narrative report  790 railroads......  12 reports.........  30 minutes.........               6
 of possible alcohol/drug
 involvement in accident/incident.
--Reports required by section      790 railroads......  5 reports..........  30 minutes.........               3
 219.209(b) appended to rail
 equipment accident/incident
 report.
225.19--Rail-Highway Grade         790 railroads......  2,100 forms........  2 hours/1 hour.....           4,000
 Crossing Accident/Incident
 Report--Form FRA F 6180.57.
--Death, Injury, or Occupational   790 railroads......  3,243 forms........  60 min./60 min 195            3,700
 Illness (Form FRA F 6180.55a).                                               min.
225.21--Railroad Injury and        790 railroads......  9,480 forms........  10 minutes.........           1,580
 Illness Summary: Form FRA F
 6180.55.
225.21--Annual Railroad Report of  790 railroads......  790 forms..........  15 minutes.........             198
 Employee Hours and Casualties,
 By State--Form FRA F 6180.56.
225.21/25--Railroad Employee       790 railroads......  13,700 forms.......  60 minutes.........          13,700
 Injury and/or Illness Record--
 Form FRA F 6180.98.
--Copies of forms to employees...  790 railroads......  411 form copies....  2 minutes..........              14
225.21--Initial Rail Equipment     790 railroads......  11,800 forms.......  30 minutes.........           5,900
 Accident/Incident Record--Form
 FRA F 6180.97.
--Completion of Form FRA F         790 railroads......  1 form.............  30 minutes.........               1
 6180.97 because of rail
 equipment involvement.
225.21--Alternative Record for     790 railroads......  300 forms..........  75 minutes.........             375
 Illnesses Claimed to Be Work
 Related--Form FRA F 6180.107.
225.21--Highway User Statement--   790 railroads......  950 letters/forms..  50 minutes.........             792
 Railroad cover letter and Form
 FRA F 6180.150 sent out to
 potentially injured travelers
 involved in a highway-rail grade
 crossing accident/incident.

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--Form FRA F 6180.150 completed    950 Injured          660 forms..........  45 minutes.........             495
 by highway user and sent back to   Individuals.
 railroad.
225.25 (h)--Posting of Monthly     790 railroads......  9,480 lists........  5 minutes..........             790
 Summary.
225.27--Retention of Records.....  790 railroads......  13,700 records.....  2 minutes..........             457
--Record of Form FRA F 6180.107..  790 railroads......  300 records........  2 minutes..........              10
--Record of Monthly Lists........  790 railroads......  9,480 records......  2 minutes..........             316
--Record of Form FRA F 6180.97...  790 railroads......  11,800 records.....  2 minutes..........             393
--Record of Employee Human Factor  790 railroads......  1,740 records......  2 minutes..........              58
 Attachments.
225.33--Internal Control Plans--   790 railroads......  10 amendments......  6 hours............              60
 Amendments.
225.35--Access to Records and      15 railroads.......  200 lists..........  20 minutes.........              67
 Reports.
225.37--Optical Media Transfer of  8 railroads........  200 transfers......  3 minutes..........              10
 Reports, Updates, and Amendments.
--Electronic Submission of         790 railroads......  2,400 submissions..  3 minutes..........             120
 Reports, Updates, and Amendments.
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    Total Responses: 103,976.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 39,058 hours.
    Status: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection.
    Title: Railroad Communications.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0524.
    Abstract: FRA amended its radio standards and procedures to promote 
compliance by making the regulations more flexible; to require wireless 
communications devices, including radios, for specified classifications 
of railroad operations and roadway workers; and to retitle this part to 
reflect its coverage of other means of wireless communications such as 
cellular telephones, data radio terminals, and other forms of wireless 
communications to convey emergency and need-to-know information. The 
new rule establishes safe, uniform procedures covering the use of radio 
and other wireless communications within the railroad industry.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Respondent Universe: 725 railroads.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.

                                                Reporting Burden
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                                                            Total annual       Average time per    Total annual
           CFR Section             Respondent universe       responses             response        burden hours
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
220.8--Waivers Petitions.........  725 railroads......  6 petition letters.  60 minutes.........               6
220.25--Instruction of Employees.  725 railroads......  91,000 instructed    30 minutes.........          45,500
                                                         employees.
--Subsequent Years...............  725 railroads......  12,5400 instructed   10 minutes.........           2,090
                                                         employees.
--Operational Testing of           725 railroads......  100,000 tests/       5 minutes..........           8,333
 Employees.                                              record.
220.37--Testing Radio and          725 railroads......  780,000 tests......  30 seconds.........           6,500
 Wireless Communication Equipment.
220.61--Transmission of Mandatory  725 railroads......  7,200,000            1.5 minutes........         180,000
 Directives.                                             directives.
--Marking Mandatory Directives...  725 railroads......  624,000 marks......  15 seconds.........           2,600
220.307--Railroad Written          725 railroads......  10 written           60 minutes.........              10
 Document Stating Authorized                             documents.
 Business Purpose for Taking
 Video/Photo with Railroad-
 Supplied Electronic Device.
--Safety Briefing for Use of       725 railroads......  5,460,000 briefings  1 minute...........          91,000
 Railroad-Supplied Electronic
 Device in Cab of Controlling
 Locomotive.
220.313--Railroad Written Program  5 new railroads....  5 amended written    60 minutes.........               5
 of Instruction and Examination                          Instruction
 on Part 220 Requirements.                               Programs.
--Training of Railroad Employees   730 railroads......  5,000 Trained        15 minutes.........           1,250
 on Part 220 Requirements.                               Employees.
--Employee Training Records......  730 railroads......  5,000 records......  5 minutes..........             417
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    Total Responses: 14,277,567.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 337,717 hours.
    Status: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection.
    Title: Safety Integration Plans.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0557.
    Abstract: FRA and the Surface Transportation Board, working in 
conjunction with each other, have issued joint final rules establishing 
procedures for the development and implementation of safety integration 
plans (SIPs) by a Class I railroad proposing to engage in certain 
specified merger, consolidation, or acquisition of control transactions 
with another Class I railroad, or a Class II railroad with which it 
proposes to amalgamate operations. The scope of the transactions 
covered under the two rules is the same. FRA uses the information 
collected (the required SIPs), to maintain and promote a safe rail 
environment by ensuring that affected railroads (Class Is and some 
Class IIs) address critical safety issues

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unique to the amalgamation of large, complex railroad operations.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Affected Public: Railroads.
    Respondent Universe: Class I railroads.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.

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                                                            Total annual       Average time per    Total annual
           CFR section             Respondent universe       responses             response        burden hours
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
244.13--Safety Integration Plans:
 Amalgamation of Operations.
--SIP Development & Quarterly      8 railroads........  1 plan.............  340 hours..........             340
 Meetings.
244.17--Procedures--Reports to     8 railroads........  25 reports.........  40 hours + 2 hours.              88
 FRA.
--Responses to FRA Inquiries Re:   8 railroads........  6 responses........  8 hours............              48
 SIP data.
--Coordination in Implementing     8 railroads........  25 phone calls.....  10 minutes.........               4
 Approved SIP.
--Request for Confidential         8 railroads........  1 request..........  16 hours...........              16
 Treatment.
244.19--Disposition--Comments on   8 railroads........  2 reports..........  16 hours...........              32
 Proposed SIP Amendments.
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    Total Responses: 60.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 528 hours.
    Status: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection.
    Title: Passenger Train Emergency Systems.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0576.
    Abstract: The collection of information is due to passenger train 
emergency regulations in 49 CFR part 238 to further the safety of 
passenger train occupants through both enhancements and additions to 
FRA's existing regulations. In its final rule issued on November 29, 
2013 (see 78 FR 71785), FRA added requirements for emergency passage 
through vestibule and other interior passageway doors and enhanced 
emergency egress and rescue signage requirements. FRA also established 
requirements for low-location emergency exit path markings to assist 
occupants in reaching and operating emergency exits, particularly under 
conditions of limited visibility. Moreover, FRA added standards to 
ensure emergency lighting systems are provided in all passenger cars 
and enhanced requirements for the survivability of emergency lighting 
systems in new passenger cars. The purpose of this part is to prevent 
collisions, derailments, and other occurrences involving railroad 
passenger equipment that cause injury or death to railroad employees, 
railroad passengers, or the general public and to mitigate the 
consequences of such occurrences to the extent they cannot be 
prevented.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Affected Public: Railroads/businesses.
    Respondent Universe: 30 railroads.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.

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                                                            Total annual       Average time per    Total annual
           CFR Section             Respondent universe       responses             response        burden hours
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
238.112--Door Emergency Egress     30 railroads.......  45,804 markings/     15 minutes.........          11,451
 and Rescue Access Systems--                             signs/instructions.
 markings, signage, instructions.
--Passenger car exterior doors     30 railroads.......  30,536 exterior      15 minutes.........           7,634
 intended for emergency access by                        door markings.
 responders marked with retro-
 reflective material and
 instructions provided for their
 use.
--Markings and instructions--      30 railroads.......  1,340 marked panels/ 15 minutes.........             335
 interior door panels/windows.                           windows.
--Testing of car door removable    30 railroads.......  17 tested cars/      90 minutes.........              26
 panels, removable windows,                              records.
 manual override devices, & door
 retention mechanisms as part of
 periodic mechanical inspection--
 Record.
238.113--Emergency Window Exits--  30 railroads.......  662 window markings  60 min./90 min./120             964
 markings/and instructions.                                                   minutes.
--Periodic testing of              30 railroads.......  17 tested cars/      30 minutes.........               9
 representative sample of car                            records.
 emergency exit windows as part
 of periodic mechanical
 inspection--Record.
238.114--Rescue Access Windows--   30 railroads.......  1,092 access window  45 minutes.........             819
 Markings with retro-reflective                          markings.
 material on each exterior car.
238.121--Emergency Communication-- 30 railroads.......  116 marked intercom  5 minutes..........              10
 Marking of each intercom                                locations (58 new
 intended for passenger use on                           cars with two
 new Tier I & Tier II passenger                          locations per car).
 cars.
238.303--Exterior calendar day     30 railroads.......  150 replacement      20 minutes.........              50
 mechanical inspection of                                required markings.
 passenger equipment: Replacement
 of missing, illegible, or
 inconspicuous markings, signage,
 & instructions.
--Record of noncomplying marking,  30 railroads.......  150 noncompliance    2 minutes..........               5
 signage, or instruction.                                records.
238.305--Interior calendar day     30 railroads.......  260 notifications +  1 minute...........               9
 mechanical inspection of                                260 notices.
 passenger cars: Written
 notification to train crew of
 noncomplying condition and
 posting notice on door of
 defective condition.

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--Written notification to train    30 railroads.......  300 written          1 minute...........               5
 crew of car with non-functioning                        notifications.
 PA or intercom system.
--Record of noncomplying           30 railroads.......  300 records........  2 minutes..........              10
 condition.
--Railroad written procedures for  30 railroads.......  30 written           40 hours...........           1,200
 mitigating hazards of                                   procedures.
 noncomplying condition.
--Written notification to train    30 railroads.......  458 written          2 minutes..........              15
 crew of noncomplying condition.                         notifications.
238.307--Records of inspection,    30 railroads.......  7,634 inspection     5 minutes..........             636
 testing, and maintenance of                             and testing
 passenger car emergency window                          records.
 exits.
--Replacement of missing,          30 railroads.......  32 required          20 minutes.........              11
 illegible, or inconspicuous                             markings.
 emergency roof access markings/
 instructions on cars.
238.311--Single Car Test:          30 railroads.......  30 APTA copies.....  15 minutes.........               8
 Railroad copy of APTA Standard
 (SS-M-005-98) for railroad head
 trainer.
--Other railroad copies of APTA    30 railroads.......  360 copies (12       2 minutes..........              12
 Standard.                                               copies per
                                                         railroad).
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    Total Responses: 89,780.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 23,325 hours.
    Status: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection.
    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 21, 2016.
Patrick Warren,
Acting Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 2016-25893 Filed 10-25-16; 8:45 am]
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