Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 15417-15418 [2017-06046]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 28, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2017–0002–N–3] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA is seeking to conduct the information collection activities listed below. Before submitting this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activity identified below. DATES: Comments must be received no later than May 30, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the following information collection activity by mail to either: Mr. Robert Brogan, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory Safety Analysis Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590, or Ms. Kim Toone, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. 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’’, and should also include the title of the information collection. Alternatively, comments may be faxed to (202) 493– 6216 or (202) 493–6497, or emailed to Mr. Brogan at Robert.Brogan@dot.gov, or to Ms. Toone at Kim.Toone@dot.gov. Please refer to the assigned OMB control number in any correspondence submitted. FRA will summarize comments received in response to this notice in a subsequent notice and include them in its information collection submission to OMB for approval. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Mr. Robert Brogan, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory Safety Analysis Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Mar 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6292) or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. 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 of the activities. 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 parties to comment on the following summary of an information collection activity regarding: (1) Whether the information collection activity is necessary for FRA to properly execute its functions, including whether the activities will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FRA’s estimate of the burden of the information collection activity, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimate; (3) how FRA can enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (4) how FRA can minimize the burden of the information collection activity 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); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1). FRA believes soliciting public comment will promote its efforts to reduce the administrative and paperwork burdens associated with the collection of information. In summary, FRA reasons that comments received will advance three objectives: (1) Reduce reporting burdens; (2) ensure it organizes information collection requirements in a ‘‘user-friendly’’ format to improve the use of such information; and (3) accurately assess the resources expended to retrieve and produce information requested. See 44 U.S.C. 3501. Below is a brief summary of the proposed ICR that FRA will submit for OMB clearance as required under the PRA: Title: Workforce Development (WFD) Survey. OMB Control Number: 2130—NEW. Abstract: FRA has statutory responsibility to ensure the safety of PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15417 railroad operations under 49 U.S.C. 20103. To conduct safe railroad operations, the workforce must have the requisite skills to operate equipment and technologies. Therefore, it is FRA’s responsibility to promote workforce development policy and standards to ensure the workforce has the necessary skills and talent to conduct safe railroad operations. Due to an increasingly dynamic and maturing workforce combined with changing skills’ requirements new technologies impose, there is an increasing risk of not having the necessary talent pools to fill critical railroad operational positions. In 2011, FRA published the Railroad Industry Modal Profile: An Outline of the Railroad Industry Workforce Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities (Railroad Industry Modal Profile), which provided a comprehensive overview of the railroad industry workforce as of December 31, 2008. This document is available to the public through FRA’s Web site at https://www.fra.dot.gov/ eLib/Details/L01294. FRA published the Railroad Industry Modal Profile in response to the DOT National Transportation Workforce Development Initiative that required each DOT Operating Administration (OA) to produce an analysis of its industry workforce. See https://www.rita.dot.gov/ ntwd for information on the initiative. The prevailing workforce concerns during the early stages of the DOT National Transportation Workforce Development Initiative were the large number of retirement-eligible employees in transportation-related fields and the national shortage of science, technology, engineering, and math graduates. Since the railroad industry did very little hiring in the late 1980s and through most of the 1990s, the retirementeligible population became quite large—even more than most other industries and transportation modes (which were grappling with similar retirement population concerns). These industry hiring practices create risk in maintaining a viable workforce, and, to take effective and efficient action to minimize these risks, FRA requires railroads to submit trustworthy information on current Work Force Development strategies and challenges. Initial data FRA collected for the Railroad Industry Modal Profile established a baseline understanding of the risks and status. FRA proposes this survey to validate and further develop its understanding of the risks. With this submission, FRA is requesting permission to acquire the necessary information on the railroad industry workforce. Form Number(s): FRA 240. E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 15418 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 28, 2017 / Notices Affected Public: Class I freight and passenger railroads, short line and regional railroads, labor unions, major associations, academia, and specialty experts. Respondent Universe: 91. Frequency of Submission: One-time. Reporting Burden: Stakeholder segment Number invited to survey Burden hours @ 1⁄3 hour per survey Class I Passenger ........... Class I Freight ................. Short Line and Regional Labor Unions ................... Associations .................... Academia ........................ 5 10 50 7 10 9 1.65 3.3 16.5 2.3 3.3 3 Total ......................... 91 30.05 Total Estimated Annual Responses: 91. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 30.05 hours. Type of Request: Approval of a new Information Collection. Under 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b), 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), FRA informs all interested parties that it may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Sarah L. Inderbitzin, Acting Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–06046 Filed 3–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Usual and Customary Business Records Maintained by Brewers Departmental Offices, U.S. Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Mar 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Title: Usual and Customary Business Records Maintained by Brewers. OMB Control Number: 1513–0058. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Internal Revenue Code (IRC) at 26 U.S.C. 5415 requires brewers to keep records in such form and containing such information as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe by regulation as necessary to protect the revenue. Under this authority, TTB regulations in 27 CFR part 25 require brewers to keep usual and customary business records that allow TTB to verify, for example, the quantities of raw materials received at a brewery, the quantity of beer and cereal beverages produced and removed tax paid or without payment of tax from a brewery, and the quantity of beer previously removed subject tax that is returned to the brewery. Form: None. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection request(s) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. The public is invited to submit comments on the collection(s) listed below. DATES: Comments should be received on or before April 27, 2017 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including SUMMARY: suggestions for reducing the burden, to (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Treasury, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email at OIRA_Submission@ OMB.EOP.gov and (2) Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 8142, Washington, DC 20220, or email at PRA@treasury.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submissions may be obtained by emailing PRA@treasury.gov, calling (202) 622–0489, or viewing the entire information collection request at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: March 23, 2017. Spencer W. Clark, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–06126 Filed 3–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–31–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Designation of Financial Market Utilities Departmental Offices, U.S. Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection request(s) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. The public is invited to submit comments on the collection(s) listed below. DATES: Comments should be received on or before April 27, 2017 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Treasury, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email at OIRA_Submission@ OMB.EOP.gov and (2) Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 8142, Washington, DC 20220, or email at PRA@treasury.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submissions may be obtained by emailing PRA@treasury.gov, calling (202) 622–0489, or viewing the entire information collection request at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Departmental Offices (DO) Title: Designation of Financial Market Utilities OMB Control Number: 1505–0239. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The information collected in § 1320.20 from Financial Market Utilities (FMUs) will be used generally by the Financial Stability Oversight Council to determine whether to designate or rescind the designation of an FMU under Title VIII of the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The collection of information in § 1320.11 provides an opportunity for an FMU to submit written materials to the Council before the Council decides whether to propose: (1) The designation of the FMU as systemically important; or (2) rescinding the designation of the FMU as systemically important. Similarly, the collection of information in § 1320.12 provides an opportunity for an FMU to request a hearing or submit written materials to the Council to contest the Council’s proposed determination to either designate the FMU as systemically important or rescind the designation of the FMU. Form: None. E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2017-0002-N-3]


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its 
implementing regulations, FRA is seeking to conduct the information 
collection activities listed below. Before submitting this information 
collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of 
the activity identified below.

DATES: Comments must be received no later than May 30, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the following information 
collection activity by mail to either: Mr. Robert Brogan, Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory 
Safety Analysis Division, RRS-21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 
New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590, or Ms. Kim 
Toone, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Information 
Technology, RAD-20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey 
Ave. 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'', and should also include the title of the 
information collection. Alternatively, comments may be faxed to (202) 
493-6216 or (202) 493-6497, or emailed to Mr. Brogan at 
Robert.Brogan@dot.gov, or to Ms. Toone at Kim.Toone@dot.gov. Please 
refer to the assigned OMB control number in any correspondence 
submitted. FRA will summarize comments received in response to this 
notice in a subsequent notice and include them in its information 
collection submission to OMB for approval.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory 
Safety Analysis Division, RRS-21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 
New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: 
(202) 493-6292) or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Information Collection Clearance 
Officer, Office of Information Technology, RAD-20, Federal Railroad 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. 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 of the activities. 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 parties to comment on the 
following summary of an information collection activity regarding: (1) 
Whether the information collection activity is necessary for FRA to 
properly execute its functions, including whether the activities will 
have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FRA's estimate of the 
burden of the information collection activity, including the validity 
of the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimate; (3) 
how FRA can enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information being collected; and (4) how FRA can minimize the burden of 
the information collection activity 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); 5 CFR 
1320.8(d)(1).
    FRA believes soliciting public comment will promote its efforts to 
reduce the administrative and paperwork burdens associated with the 
collection of information. In summary, FRA reasons that comments 
received will advance three objectives: (1) Reduce reporting burdens; 
(2) ensure it organizes information collection requirements in a 
``user-friendly'' format to improve the use of such information; and 
(3) accurately assess the resources expended to retrieve and produce 
information requested. See 44 U.S.C. 3501.
    Below is a brief summary of the proposed ICR that FRA will submit 
for OMB clearance as required under the PRA:
    Title: Workforce Development (WFD) Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 2130--NEW.
    Abstract: FRA has statutory responsibility to ensure the safety of 
railroad operations under 49 U.S.C. 20103. To conduct safe railroad 
operations, the workforce must have the requisite skills to operate 
equipment and technologies. Therefore, it is FRA's responsibility to 
promote workforce development policy and standards to ensure the 
workforce has the necessary skills and talent to conduct safe railroad 
operations. Due to an increasingly dynamic and maturing workforce 
combined with changing skills' requirements new technologies impose, 
there is an increasing risk of not having the necessary talent pools to 
fill critical railroad operational positions.
    In 2011, FRA published the Railroad Industry Modal Profile: An 
Outline of the Railroad Industry Workforce Trends, Challenges, and 
Opportunities (Railroad Industry Modal Profile), which provided a 
comprehensive overview of the railroad industry workforce as of 
December 31, 2008. This document is available to the public through 
FRA's Web site at https://www.fra.dot.gov/eLib/Details/L01294. FRA 
published the Railroad Industry Modal Profile in response to the DOT 
National Transportation Workforce Development Initiative that required 
each DOT Operating Administration (OA) to produce an analysis of its 
industry workforce. See https://www.rita.dot.gov/ntwd for information 
on the initiative.
    The prevailing workforce concerns during the early stages of the 
DOT National Transportation Workforce Development Initiative were the 
large number of retirement-eligible employees in transportation-related 
fields and the national shortage of science, technology, engineering, 
and math graduates. Since the railroad industry did very little hiring 
in the late 1980s and through most of the 1990s, the retirement-
eligible population became quite large--even more than most other 
industries and transportation modes (which were grappling with similar 
retirement population concerns).
    These industry hiring practices create risk in maintaining a viable 
workforce, and, to take effective and efficient action to minimize 
these risks, FRA requires railroads to submit trustworthy information 
on current Work Force Development strategies and challenges. Initial 
data FRA collected for the Railroad Industry Modal Profile established 
a baseline understanding of the risks and status. FRA proposes this 
survey to validate and further develop its understanding of the risks. 
With this submission, FRA is requesting permission to acquire the 
necessary information on the railroad industry workforce.
    Form Number(s): FRA 240.

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    Affected Public: Class I freight and passenger railroads, short 
line and regional railroads, labor unions, major associations, 
academia, and specialty experts.
    Respondent Universe: 91.
    Frequency of Submission: One-time.
    Reporting Burden:

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                                                                Burden
                                                    Number    hours @ \1/
               Stakeholder segment                invited to    3\ hour
                                                    survey    per survey
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Class I Passenger...............................           5        1.65
Class I Freight.................................          10         3.3
Short Line and Regional.........................          50        16.5
Labor Unions....................................           7         2.3
Associations....................................          10         3.3
Academia........................................           9           3
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    Total.......................................          91       30.05
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    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 91.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 30.05 hours.
    Type of Request: Approval of a new Information Collection.
    Under 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b), 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), FRA 
informs all interested parties that it may not conduct or sponsor, and 
a respondent is not required to respond to, a collection of information 
unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

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

Sarah L. Inderbitzin,
Acting Chief Counsel.
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