30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Information Collection Activities (Report of Fuel Cost, Consumption, and Surcharge Revenue), 23698-23699 [2017-10419]

Download as PDF 23698 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 23, 2017 / Notices Dated: May 17, 2017. Naomi R. Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–10470 Filed 5–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 33 (Sub-No. 282X)] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Union Pacific Railroad Company— Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Iroquois County, IL Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F— Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service to discontinue service over a 6.03-mile portion of the Cissna Park Industrial Lead between milepost 98.20 and milepost 104.23 at Cissna Park in Iroquois County, Ill. (the Line). The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 60924 and 60953. UP has certified that: (1) no local or overhead traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) there is no need to reroute any traffic over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the Line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the Line is pending either with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication) and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the discontinuance of service shall be protected under Oregon Short Line Railroad—Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed. Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of financial assistance (OFA) to subsidize continued rail service has been received, this exemption will be effective on June 21, 2017, unless stayed pending reconsideration.1 Petitions to stay that 1 Although UP states in its verified notice that the proposed consummation date of this transaction is June 19, 2017, this transaction cannot be consummated until June 21, 2017 (50 days from its filing date). 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(2). VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:15 May 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 do not involve environmental issues and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA to subsidize continued rail service under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) 2 must be filed by June 1, 2017.3 Petitions to reopen must be filed by June 9, 2017, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to Mack H. Shumate, Jr., Union Pacific Railroad Company, 101 North Wacker Drive, Room 1920, Chicago, IL 60606. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.GOV.’’ Decided: May 17, 2017. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2017–10611 Filed 5–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD 30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Information Collection Activities (Report of Fuel Cost, Consumption, and Surcharge Revenue) 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 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an extension of approval for the collection of the Report of Fuel Cost, Consumption, and Surcharge Revenue. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register on March 8, 2017. That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received. DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by June 22, 2017. SUMMARY: 2 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,700. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 3 Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment, interim trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Because there will be an environmental review during abandonment, this discontinuance does not require an environmental review. PO 00000 Frm 00178 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Written comments should be identified as ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act Comments, Surface Transportation Board: Report of Fuel Cost, Consumption, and Surcharge Revenue.’’ These comments should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Chad Lallemand, Surface Transportation Board Desk Officer, by email at oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov; by fax at (202) 395–6974; or by mail to Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Please also direct comments to Chris Oehrle, PRA Officer, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001, or to pra@ stb.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding this collection, contact Pedro Ramirez at (202) 245–0333 or at pedro.ramirez@ 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. ADDRESSES: Description of Collection Title: Report of Fuel Cost, Consumption, and Surcharge Revenue 49 CFR 1243.3. OMB Control Number: 2140–0014. STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension without change. Respondents: Class I railroads (carriers having revenues more than 250 million dollars in 1991 dollars). Number of Respondents: Seven. Estimated Time per Response: One hour. Frequency: Quarterly. Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 28. Total ‘‘Non-hour Burden’’ Cost: None identified. Needs and Uses: Under 49 U.S.C. 10702, the Board has the authority to E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 23, 2017 / Notices address the reasonableness of a rail carrier’s practices. This information collection brings transparency to the use of fuel surcharges by Class I carriers and permits the Board to monitor this practice. Under 49 CFR 1243.3, the Board monitors the current fuel surcharge practices of Class I carriers in order to provide an overall picture of the use of fuel surcharges and bring some transparency to the use of fuel surcharges by rail carriers. Failure to collect this information would impede the Board’s ability to fulfill its statutory responsibilities. The Board has authority to collect information about rail costs and revenues under 49 U.S.C. 11144 and 11145. Under the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, 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. Section 3507(b) of the PRA requires, concurrent with an agency’s submitting a collection to OMB for approval, a 30-day notice and comment period through publication in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information. Dated: May 17, 2017. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2017–10419 Filed 5–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Request for Comments on Negotiating Objectives Regarding Modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement With Canada and Mexico Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Request for comments and notice of public hearing. AGENCY: The United States intends to commence negotiations with Canada and Mexico regarding modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The NAFTA was negotiated more than 25 years ago, and, while our economy and U.S. businesses have changed considerably over that period, NAFTA has not. The United States seeks to support higher-paying jobs in the United States and to grow the U.S. economy by improving U.S. opportunities under NAFTA. Our sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:15 May 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 specific objectives for this negotiation will comply with the specific objectives set forth by Congress in section 102 of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is seeking public comments on matters relevant to the modernization of NAFTA in order to inform development of U.S. negotiating positions. DATES: If you want to testify at the hearing, you must provide written notification and a summary of your testimony by Monday, June 12, 2017. Written comments also are due by Monday, June 12, 2017. A hearing will be held at 9 a.m. in the Main Hearing Room of the United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: You should submit notifications of intent to testify and written comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments in part 3 below. For alternatives to on-line submissions, please contact Yvonne Jamison, Trade Policy Staff Committee, at (202) 395–3475. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For procedural questions concerning written comments or participation in the public hearing, contact Yvonne Jamison at (202) 395–3475. Direct all other questions regarding this notice to Daniel Watson, Deputy Assistant United States Trade Representative for North America, at (202) 395–9587. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Background The United States commenced bilateral trade negotiations with Canada more than 30 years ago, resulting in the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement, which entered into force on January 1, 1989. In 1991, bilateral talks began with Mexico, which Canada joined. The NAFTA followed, entering into force on January 1, 1994. Tariffs were eliminated progressively and all duties and quantitative restrictions, with the exception of those on a limited number of agricultural products traded with Canada, were eliminated by 2008. NAFTA also includes chapters covering rules of origin, customs procedures, agriculture and sanitary and phytosanitary measures, government procurement, investment, trade in services, protection of intellectual property rights, and dispute settlement procedures. For the full NAFTA text, please see https://www.nafta-secalena.org/Home/Texts-of-the- PO 00000 Frm 00179 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23699 Agreement/North-American-Free-TradeAgreement. On May 18, 2017, following consultations with relevant Congressional committees, the U.S. Trade Representative informed Congress that the President intends to commence negotiations with Canada and Mexico with respect to the NAFTA. 2. Public Comment and Hearing To assist USTR as it develops its negotiating objectives and positions for the agreement, the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) invites interested persons to submit comments and/or oral testimony at a public hearing on matters relevant to the modernization of the NAFTA. In particular, the TPSC invites comments addressed to: (a) General and product-specific negotiating objectives for Canada and Mexico in the context of a NAFTA modernization. (b) Economic costs and benefits to U.S. producers and consumers of removal of any remaining tariffs and removal or reduction of non-tariff barriers on articles traded with Canada and Mexico. (c) Treatment of specific goods (described by HTSUS numbers), including comments on— (1) Product-specific import or export interests or barriers, (2) Experience with particular measures that should be addressed in negotiations, and (3) Addressing any remaining tariffs on articles traded with Canada, including ways to address export priorities and import sensitivities related to Canada and Mexico in the context of the NAFTA. (d) Customs and trade facilitation issues that should be addressed in the negotiations. (e) Appropriate modifications to rules of origin or origin procedures for NAFTA qualifying goods. (f) Any unwarranted sanitary and phytosanitary measures and technical barriers to trade imposed by Canada and Mexico that should be addressed in the negotiations. (g) Relevant barriers to trade in services between the United States and Canada and Mexico that should be addressed in the negotiations. (h) Relevant digital trade issues that should be addressed in the negotiations. (i) Relevant trade-related intellectual property rights issues that should be addressed in the negotiations. (j) Relevant investment issues that should be addressed in the negotiations. (k) Relevant competition-related matters that should be addressed in the negotiations. E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 98 (Tuesday, May 23, 2017)]
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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD


30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: 
Information Collection Activities (Report of Fuel Cost, Consumption, 
and Surcharge Revenue)

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 (PRA), the 
Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it is 
requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an extension 
of approval for the collection of the Report of Fuel Cost, Consumption, 
and Surcharge Revenue. The Board previously published a notice about 
this collection in the Federal Register on March 8, 2017. That notice 
allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were 
received.

DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by 
June 22, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be identified as ``Paperwork 
Reduction Act Comments, Surface Transportation Board: Report of Fuel 
Cost, Consumption, and Surcharge Revenue.'' These comments should be 
directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Chad Lallemand, Surface 
Transportation Board Desk Officer, by email at 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov; by fax at (202) 395-6974; or by mail to 
Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Please also 
direct comments to Chris Oehrle, PRA Officer, Surface Transportation 
Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001, or to pra@stb.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding this 
collection, contact Pedro Ramirez at (202) 245-0333 or at 
pedro.ramirez@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 Collection

    Title: Report of Fuel Cost, Consumption, and Surcharge Revenue 49 
CFR 1243.3.
    OMB Control Number: 2140-0014.
    STB Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension without change.
    Respondents: Class I railroads (carriers having revenues more than 
250 million dollars in 1991 dollars).
    Number of Respondents: Seven.
    Estimated Time per Response: One hour.
    Frequency: Quarterly.
    Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 28.
    Total ``Non-hour Burden'' Cost: None identified.
    Needs and Uses: Under 49 U.S.C. 10702, the Board has the authority 
to

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address the reasonableness of a rail carrier's practices. This 
information collection brings transparency to the use of fuel 
surcharges by Class I carriers and permits the Board to monitor this 
practice. Under 49 CFR 1243.3, the Board monitors the current fuel 
surcharge practices of Class I carriers in order to provide an overall 
picture of the use of fuel surcharges and bring some transparency to 
the use of fuel surcharges by rail carriers. Failure to collect this 
information would impede the Board's ability to fulfill its statutory 
responsibilities. The Board has authority to collect information about 
rail costs and revenues under 49 U.S.C. 11144 and 11145.
    Under the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, 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. Section 3507(b) of the PRA 
requires, concurrent with an agency's submitting a collection to OMB 
for approval, a 30-day notice and comment period through publication in 
the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of 
information.

    Dated: May 17, 2017.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2017-10419 Filed 5-22-17; 8:45 am]
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