60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Information Collection Activities (Complaints, Petitions for Declaratory Orders, and Petitions for Relief Not Otherwise Specified), 86061-86062 [2016-28613]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 229 / Tuesday, November 29, 2016 / Notices The notice of the Presidential disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Virginia, dated 11/02/2016 is hereby amended to include the following areas as adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties: (Physical Damage and Economic Injury Loans): Hampton City, Portsmouth City, Suffolk City. Contiguous Counties: (Economic Injury Loans Only): Virginia: Isle of Wight, Poquoson City, Southampton. North Carolina: Gates. All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. 2016–28646 Filed 11–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #14911 and #14912] North Carolina; Disaster Number NC– 00081 U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 14. AGENCY: This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of North Carolina (FEMA–4285–DR), dated 10/10/2016. Incident: Hurricane Matthew. Incident Period: 10/04/2016 through 10/24/2016. Effective Date: 11/15/2016. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 01/09/2017. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: 07/10/2017. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of the President’s major disaster declaration for the State of North Carolina, dated 10/10/2016 is hereby amended to extend the deadline for filing applications for physical damages as a result of this disaster to 01/09/2017. All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. 2016–28645 Filed 11–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #14987 and #14988] PENNSYLVANIA Disaster #PA–00075 U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania dated 11/18/2016. Incident: Flash Flooding. Incident Period: 10/21/2016. Effective Date: 11/18/2016. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 01/17/2017. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 08/18/2017. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that as a result of the Administrator’s disaster declaration, applications for disaster loans may be filed at the address listed above or other locally announced locations. The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties: Centre, Lycoming. Contiguous Counties: Pennsylvania: Blair, Bradford, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Sullivan, Tioga, Union. The Interest Rates are: For Physical Damage: Homeowners With Credit Available Elsewhere ...................... Homeowners Without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. Businesses With Credit Available Elsewhere ...................... Businesses Without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 86061 Percent Non-Profit Organizations With Credit Available Elsewhere ... Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... For Economic Injury: Businesses & Small Agricultural Cooperatives Without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... 2.625 2.625 4.000 2.625 The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 14987 6 and for economic injury is 14988 0. The State which received an EIDL Declaration # is Pennsylvania. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) Dated: November 18, 2016. Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2016–28647 Filed 11–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD 60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Information Collection Activities (Complaints, Petitions for Declaratory Orders, and Petitions for Relief Not Otherwise Specified) Surface Transportation Board. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of an extension of the information collections required for (1) complaints filed under 49 U.S.C. 1321, 10701–10707, 11101 and 11701–11707 and 49 CFR 1111; (2) petitions for declaratory orders under 5 U.S.C. 554(e) and 49 U.S.C. 1321; and (3) catch-all petitions (for relief not otherwise specified) under 49 U.S.C. 1321 and 49 Percent CFR part 1117. Under these statutory and regulatory sections, the Board provides procedures for persons to make 3.125 a broad range of claims and to seek a broad range of remedies before the 1.563 Board. The information collections 6.250 relevant to these complaints and petitions are described separately 4.000 below. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1 86062 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 229 / Tuesday, November 29, 2016 / Notices Comments on this information collection should be submitted by January 28, 2017. ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Chris Oehrle, PRA Officer, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001, or to PRA@stb.gov. When submitting comments, please refer to ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act Comments, Information Collection Activities.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding this collection, contact Michael Higgins, Deputy Director, Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0284 or at Michael.Higgins@stb.gov. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For each collection, comments are requested concerning: (1) The accuracy of the Board’s burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (3) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, when appropriate; and (4) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility. Submitted comments will be summarized and included in the Board’s request for OMB approval. DATES: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Description of Collections Collection Number 1 Title: Complaints under 49 CFR 1111. OMB Control Number: 2140–0029. STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension with change. Respondents: Affected shippers, railroads and communities that seek redress for alleged violations related to unreasonable rates, unreasonable practices, service issues, and other statutory claims. Number of Respondents: Three. Estimated Time per Response: 467 hours. Frequency: On occasion. In 2015, respondents filed three complaints of this type with the Board. Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 1,401 (estimated hours per complaint (467) × total number of complaints in 2015 (3)). Total ‘‘Non-hour Burden’’ Cost: $4,386 (estimated non-hour burden cost per complaint ($1,462) × total number of complaints in 2015(3)). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 Needs and Uses: Under the Board’s regulations, persons may file complaints before the Board pursuant to 49 CFR part 1111 seeking redress for alleged violations of provisions of the Interstate Commerce Act, Public Law 104–88, 109 Stat. 803 (1995). The required content of a complaint is outlined at 49 CFR 1111.1(a). In the last few years, the most significant complaints filed at the Board allege that railroads are charging unreasonable rates or that they are engaging in unreasonable practices. See, e.g., 49 U.S.C. 10701, 10704, and 11701. The collection by the Board of these complaints, and the agency’s action in conducting proceedings and ruling on the complaints, enables the Board to meet its statutory duty to regulate the rail industry. Collection Number 2 Title: Petitions for declaratory orders. OMB Control Number: 2140–0031. STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension with change. Respondents: Affected shippers, railroads and communities that seek a declaratory order from the Board to terminate a controversy or remove uncertainty. Number of Respondents: 11. Estimated Time per Response: 183 hours. Frequency: On occasion. In 2015, respondents filed 12 petitions of this type with the Board. Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 2,196 hours (183 estimated hours per petition × total number of petitions in 2015 (12)). Total ‘‘Non-hour Burden’’ Cost: $14,832 (estimated non-hour burden cost per petition ($1,236) × total number of petitions in 2015 (12)). Needs and Uses: Under 5 U.S.C. 554(e) and 49 U.S.C. 1321, the Board may issue a declaratory order to terminate a controversy or remove uncertainty. Because petitions for a declaratory order cover a broad range of requests, the Board does not prescribe specific instructions for the filing of a petition for declaratory order. The collection by the Board of these petitions for declaratory order enables the Board to meet its statutory duty to regulate the rail industry. Collection Number 3 Title: Petitions for relief not otherwise provided. OMB Control Number: 2140–0030. STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension with change. Respondents: Affected shippers, railroads and communities that seek to PO 00000 Frm 00143 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 address transportation-related issues under the Board’s jurisdiction that are not otherwise specifically provided for under the Board’s other regulatory provisions. Number of Respondents: Five. Estimated Time per Response: 24.5 hours. Frequency: On occasion. In 2015, five petitions of this type were filed with the Board. Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 122.5 (estimated hours per petition (24.5) × total number of petitions in 2015 (five)). Total ‘‘Non-hour Burden’’ Cost: $350 (estimated non-hour burden cost per petition ($70) × total number of petitions in 2015 (five)). Needs and Uses: Under 49 U.S.C. 1321 and 49 CFR part 1117 (the Board’s catch-all petition provision), shippers, railroads, and the public in general may seek relief (such as petitions seeking waivers of the Board’s regulations) not otherwise specifically provided for under the Board’s other regulatory provisions. Under section 1117.1, such petitions should contain three items: (a) A short, plain statement of jurisdiction, (b) a short, plain statement of petitioner’s claim, and (c) request for relief. The collection by the Board of these petitions enables the Board to more fully meet its statutory duty to regulate the rail industry. Under the PRA, a federal agency that conducts or sponsors a collection of information must display a currently valid OMB control number. A collection of information, which is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), includes agency requirements that persons submit reports, keep records, or provide information to the agency, third parties, or the public. Under 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), federal agencies are required to provide, prior to an agency’s submitting a collection to OMB for approval, a 60-day notice and comment period through publication in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information. Dated: November 22, 2016. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–28613 Filed 11–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD


60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: 
Information Collection Activities (Complaints, Petitions for 
Declaratory Orders, and Petitions for Relief Not Otherwise Specified)

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, 
and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-
3521 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives 
notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) approval of an extension of the information collections required 
for (1) complaints filed under 49 U.S.C. 1321, 10701-10707, 11101 and 
11701-11707 and 49 CFR 1111; (2) petitions for declaratory orders under 
5 U.S.C. 554(e) and 49 U.S.C. 1321; and (3) catch-all petitions (for 
relief not otherwise specified) under 49 U.S.C. 1321 and 49 CFR part 
1117. Under these statutory and regulatory sections, the Board provides 
procedures for persons to make a broad range of claims and to seek a 
broad range of remedies before the Board. The information collections 
relevant to these complaints and petitions are described separately 
below.

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DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by 
January 28, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Chris Oehrle, PRA Officer, Surface 
Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001, or 
to PRA@stb.gov. When submitting comments, please refer to ``Paperwork 
Reduction Act Comments, Information Collection Activities.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding this 
collection, contact Michael Higgins, Deputy Director, Office of Public 
Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245-0284 or 
at Michael.Higgins@stb.gov. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is 
available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-
800-877-8339.]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For each collection, comments are requested 
concerning: (1) The accuracy of the Board's burden estimates; (2) ways 
to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
collected; (3) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology, when 
appropriate; and (4) whether the collection of information is necessary 
for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including 
whether the collection has practical utility. Submitted comments will 
be summarized and included in the Board's request for OMB approval.

Description of Collections

Collection Number 1

    Title: Complaints under 49 CFR 1111.
    OMB Control Number: 2140-0029.
    STB Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension with change.
    Respondents: Affected shippers, railroads and communities that seek 
redress for alleged violations related to unreasonable rates, 
unreasonable practices, service issues, and other statutory claims.
    Number of Respondents: Three.
    Estimated Time per Response: 467 hours.
    Frequency: On occasion. In 2015, respondents filed three complaints 
of this type with the Board.
    Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 1,401 
(estimated hours per complaint (467) x total number of complaints in 
2015 (3)).
    Total ``Non-hour Burden'' Cost: $4,386 (estimated non-hour burden 
cost per complaint ($1,462) x total number of complaints in 2015(3)).
    Needs and Uses: Under the Board's regulations, persons may file 
complaints before the Board pursuant to 49 CFR part 1111 seeking 
redress for alleged violations of provisions of the Interstate Commerce 
Act, Public Law 104-88, 109 Stat. 803 (1995). The required content of a 
complaint is outlined at 49 CFR 1111.1(a). In the last few years, the 
most significant complaints filed at the Board allege that railroads 
are charging unreasonable rates or that they are engaging in 
unreasonable practices. See, e.g., 49 U.S.C. 10701, 10704, and 11701. 
The collection by the Board of these complaints, and the agency's 
action in conducting proceedings and ruling on the complaints, enables 
the Board to meet its statutory duty to regulate the rail industry.

Collection Number 2

    Title: Petitions for declaratory orders.
    OMB Control Number: 2140-0031.
    STB Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension with change.
    Respondents: Affected shippers, railroads and communities that seek 
a declaratory order from the Board to terminate a controversy or remove 
uncertainty.
    Number of Respondents: 11.
    Estimated Time per Response: 183 hours.
    Frequency: On occasion. In 2015, respondents filed 12 petitions of 
this type with the Board.
    Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 2,196 
hours (183 estimated hours per petition x total number of petitions in 
2015 (12)).
    Total ``Non-hour Burden'' Cost: $14,832 (estimated non-hour burden 
cost per petition ($1,236) x total number of petitions in 2015 (12)).
    Needs and Uses: Under 5 U.S.C. 554(e) and 49 U.S.C. 1321, the Board 
may issue a declaratory order to terminate a controversy or remove 
uncertainty. Because petitions for a declaratory order cover a broad 
range of requests, the Board does not prescribe specific instructions 
for the filing of a petition for declaratory order. The collection by 
the Board of these petitions for declaratory order enables the Board to 
meet its statutory duty to regulate the rail industry.

Collection Number 3

    Title: Petitions for relief not otherwise provided.
    OMB Control Number: 2140-0030.
    STB Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension with change.
    Respondents: Affected shippers, railroads and communities that seek 
to address transportation-related issues under the Board's jurisdiction 
that are not otherwise specifically provided for under the Board's 
other regulatory provisions.
    Number of Respondents: Five.
    Estimated Time per Response: 24.5 hours.
    Frequency: On occasion. In 2015, five petitions of this type were 
filed with the Board.
    Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 122.5 
(estimated hours per petition (24.5) x total number of petitions in 
2015 (five)).
    Total ``Non-hour Burden'' Cost: $350 (estimated non-hour burden 
cost per petition ($70) x total number of petitions in 2015 (five)).
    Needs and Uses: Under 49 U.S.C. 1321 and 49 CFR part 1117 (the 
Board's catch-all petition provision), shippers, railroads, and the 
public in general may seek relief (such as petitions seeking waivers of 
the Board's regulations) not otherwise specifically provided for under 
the Board's other regulatory provisions. Under section 1117.1, such 
petitions should contain three items: (a) A short, plain statement of 
jurisdiction, (b) a short, plain statement of petitioner's claim, and 
(c) request for relief. The collection by the Board of these petitions 
enables the Board to more fully meet its statutory duty to regulate the 
rail industry.
    Under the PRA, a federal agency that conducts or sponsors a 
collection of information must display a currently valid OMB control 
number. A collection of information, which is defined in 44 U.S.C. 
3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), includes agency requirements that persons 
submit reports, keep records, or provide information to the agency, 
third parties, or the public. Under 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), federal 
agencies are required to provide, prior to an agency's submitting a 
collection to OMB for approval, a 60-day notice and comment period 
through publication in the Federal Register concerning each proposed 
collection of information, including each proposed extension of an 
existing collection of information.

    Dated: November 22, 2016.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2016-28613 Filed 11-28-16; 8:45 am]
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