Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 47595-47599 [2017-22044]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 196 / Thursday, October 12, 2017 / Notices practice, data, methods, and systems used by state, metropolitan, regional, local, and tribal transportation planning entities to support their required planning process in accordance with Title 23 United States Code 134 and 135. This includes, but is not limited to, information to support transportation research, capacity building, data collection, planning, travel modeling, and performance management. This also includes information about how data is shared between planning agencies and how it is processed and used in the planning context. Questionnaires will be sent to State DOT headquarters and districts, Metropolitan Planning, Organizations, Regional Planning Organizations, and Tribal Governments. FHWA anticipates that one representative from each agency will take approximately 30 minutes to complete up to 4 questionnaires each year. The questionnaires will be administered via the Internet and invitations to participate in the questionnaire will be distributed via email. This information, once compiled, will allow the FHWA to better understand the existing capabilities that agencies across the country have in support of the planning process and the readiness they possess to handle new and ongoing challenges. As a result of the collected information, FHWA will focus its efforts and resources on providing targeted and meaningful support for planning and readiness nationwide. Additionally, FHWA will ensure that excellent planning practices are identified will be shared broadly across the country. Respondents: Respondents are representatives of State DOT headquarters and districts, Metropolitan Planning, Organizations, Regional Planning Organizations, and Tribal Governments. Respondents: 950 respondents annually. Frequency: 4 per year for 3 years. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Up to 1,900 hours annually. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the FHWA’s performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FHWA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized, including the use of computer technology, without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:35 Oct 11, 2017 Jkt 244001 include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued on: October 5, 2017. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–22054 Filed 10–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2017–0002–N–23] 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 renewed approval of the 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 11, 2017. 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, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 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 2130–0571’’ or ‘‘Comments on OMB Control Number 2130–0596,’’ and should also include the title of the collection of information. Alternatively, comments may be faxed to (202) 493– 6216 or (202) 493–6497, or emailed to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00150 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47595 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, Safety Regulatory 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). 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. See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.10(e)(1), 1320.12(a). 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); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1). 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 E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1 47596 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 196 / Thursday, October 12, 2017 / Notices 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 renewed clearance by OMB as required under the PRA: Title: Occupational Noise Exposure for Railroad Operating Employees. OMB Control Number: 2130–0571. Abstract: FRA uses the collection of information to ensure railroads covered by this rule establish and implement noise monitoring, hearing conservation, and audiometric testing programs. This collection also includes hearing conservation training programs that protect railroad employees from the damaging and potentially dangerous effects of excessive noise in the everyday rail environment. Form Number(s): N/A. Affected Public: Businesses. Respondent Universe: 755 railroads. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Affected Public: Businesses (Railroads, railroads equipment manufacturers). Reporting Burden: Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response 227.13—Waivers ............................................ 227.103—Noise monitoring program: development and implementation. —Notification of employee of monitoring 227.107—Hearing Conservation Program (HCP)—Development of programs. —Revised hearing conservation programs (HCPs). 227.109—Audiometric Testing Program—Existing employees—baseline audiograms. —Periodic audiograms ............................ —Evaluation of audiograms .................... 502 railroads .............. 502 railroads .............. 2 petitions .................. 5 programs ................. 60 minutes ................. 30 hours ..................... 2 hours. 150 hours. 502 railroads .............. 502 railroads .............. 5 lists .......................... 5 HCPs ...................... 30 minutes ................. 31 hours ..................... 3 hours. 155 hours. 502 railroads .............. 5 HCPs ...................... 1.75 hours .................. 9 hours. 85,600 employees ..... 7,704 tests ................. 25 minutes ................. 3,210 hours. 85,600 employees ..... 85,600 employees ..... 4,755 hours. 280 hours. 8,000 employees ....... 28,530 tests ............... 2,330 ratings + 93 retests. 45 documents ............ 10 minutes ................. 6 min./+ 30 min. ......... —Problem audiograms/& provision of required documents to medical professional. —Follow-up procedures—notifications ... —Fitting/training of employees: hearing protectors. —Referrals for clinical/otological exam .. —Notification to employee of need for otological examination. —New audiometric interpretation ........... 227.111—Audiometric test requirements ....... 227.117—Hearing protection attenuation— evaluation. —Re-evaluations of adequacy of hearing protection attenuation when employee noise exposure increases. 227.119—Hearing Conservation Training Program—development. —Employee HCP Training ...................... —Periodic Training ................................. 227.121—Recordkeeping—authorization: records. —Request for copies of reports .............. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES CFR section 10 minutes ................. 8 hours. 8,000 employees ....... 240 employees .......... 93 notices .................. 240 tr. session ........... 5 minutes ................... 5 minutes ................... 8 hours. 20 hours. 240 employees .......... 240 employees .......... 20 referrals ................. 20 notices .................. 2 hours ....................... 5 minutes ................... 40 hours. 2 hours. 240 employees .......... 1,000 mobile vans ..... 502 railroads .............. 20 notices .................. 1,000 tests ................. 50 evaluations ............ 5 minutes ................... 45 minutes ................. 30 minutes ................. 2 hours. 750 hours. 25 hours. 502 railroads .............. 10 re-evaluations ....... 30 minutes ................. 5 hours. 502 railroads .............. 5 programs ................. 60 minutes ................. 5 hours. 502 railroads .............. 502 railroads .............. 502 railroads .............. 30 minutes 30 minutes 10 minutes utes. 21 minutes utes. 24 minutes ................. ................. + 15 min- 13,000 hours. 3,852 hours. 13 hours. + 45 min- 166 hours. 502 railroads .............. 26,000 tr. employees 7,704 tr. employees ... 30 requests + 30 responses. 150 requests + 150 responses. 10 records .................. ................. 4 hours. 502 railroads .............. 502 railroads .............. 26,000 records ........... 54,000 records ........... 2 minutes ................... 45 seconds ................ 867 hours. 675 hours. 3 equipment manufacturers. 484 railroads .............. 610 records + 90 certs 5 minutes + 40 minutes. 1 minute + 1 minute .. 111 hours. 100 hours. 1 minute ..................... 36 min. + 8.25 hours 63 hours. 30 hours. 10 minutes + 5 minutes. 1 hour. 502 railroads .............. —Records transfer when carrier becomes defunct. —Railroad audiometric test records ....... —Hearing Conservation Program (HCP): Records. 229.121—Locomotive Cab Noise—tests/ records and certification. —Equipment maintenance: excessive noise reports. —Maintenance records ........................... —Internal auditable monitoring systems 484 railroads .............. 484 railroads .............. Appendix H—Static test protocols/records .... 700 locomotives ......... Total Estimated Annual Responses: 164,734. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:35 Oct 11, 2017 Jkt 244001 3,000 reports + 3,000 record. 3,750 records ............. 22 systems + 2 systems. 2 retests + 2 records Total Estimated Annual Burden: 28,311 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00151 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total annual burden hours Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Title: Conductor Certification. E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1 47597 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 196 / Thursday, October 12, 2017 / Notices OMB Control Number: 2130–0596. Abstract: FRA’s conductor certification regulation (49 CFR part 242) requires railroads to have a formal program for certifying conductors. As part of that program, railroads are required to have a formal process for training prospective conductors and determining that all persons are competent before permitting them to serve as a conductor. FRA intended the regulation to ensure that only those persons who meet minimum Federal safety standards serve as conductors. FRA collects information to ensure that railroads and their employees fully comply with all the requirements of part 242, including a conductor certification/ recertification program, fitness requirements, initial and periodic testing of conductors, territorial qualifications, etc. Form Number(s): N/A. Affected Public: Businesses. Respondent Universe: 704 railroads. Frequency of Submission: On occasion; annually. Reporting Burden: Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response 242.9—Waivers—Petitions ............................ 242.101/103—Certification programs for new railroads. —Conductor certification submission: Copies to rail labor organizations— RLO. —Affirmative statements that copies of submissions were sent to RLOs. —Certified comments on submissions ... —Certification programs disapproved by FRA and then revised. —Revised certification programs still not conforming and then resubmitted. —Certification programs materially modified after initial FRA approval. —Materially modified programs disapproved by FRA & then revised. —Revised programs disapproved and then re-submitted. 242.105—Implementation Schedule —Issued certificates (1⁄3 each year) ....... —Issued certificates (1⁄3 each year) ....... —Requests for delayed certification ....... —Testing/evaluation to certify persons .. —Testing/evaluation to certify conductors (Class III). 242.107—Types of service —Reclassification to diff. type of cert ..... asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES CFR section/subject 704 railroads .............. 704 railroads .............. 3 petitions .................. 5 new programs ......... 3 hours ....................... 15.5 hours .................. 9 hours. 78 hours. 704 railroads .............. 40 copies ................... 15 minutes ................. 10 hours. 704 railroads .............. 40 avowals ................. 15 minutes ................. 10 hours. 704 railroads .............. 704 railroads .............. 15 comments ............. 10 programs ............... 4 hours ....................... 3 hours ....................... 60 hours. 30 hours. 704 railroads .............. 3 programs ................. 2 hours ....................... 6 hours. 704 railroads .............. 15 programs ............... 2 hours ....................... 30 hours. 704 railroads .............. 3 programs ................. 2 hours ....................... 6 hours. 704 railroads .............. 1 program .................. 2 hours ....................... 2 hours. 704 704 704 704 704 .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. 16,200 certif ............... 1,800 certif. ................ 200 requests .............. 1,000 tests ................. 100 tests .................... 30 minutes ................. 30 minutes ................. 30 minutes ................. 560 hours ................... 400 hours ................... 8,100 hours. 900 hours. 100 hours. 560,000 hours. 40,000 hours. 704 railroads .............. 8 hours ....................... 200 hours. 242.109—Opportunity by RRs for certification candidates to review and comment on prior safety record. 242.111—Prior Safety Conduct as Motor Vehicle Operator —Eligibility determinations ...................... —Initial certification for 60 days ............. —Recertification for 60 days .................. —Driver info. not provided and request for waiver by persons/railroad. —Request to obtain driver’s license information from licensing agency. —Requests for additional information from licensing agency. —Notification to RR by persons of never having a license. —Report of Motor Vehicle Incidents ....... —Evaluation of driving record ................ —DAC referral by RR after report of driving drug/alcohol incident. —DAC request and supply by persons of prior counseling or treatment. —Conditional certifications recommended by DAC. 242.113—Prior safety conduct as employee of a different railroad. 242.115—Determination that person meets eligibility requirements. —Written documents from DAC that person is not affected by a disorder. —Self-referral by conductors for substance abuse counseling. 704 Railroads ............. 25 conductor tests/ratings. 200 records + 200 comment. 30 minutes + 10 minutes. 133 hours. ............. ............. ............. ............. 1,100 ratings .............. 75 certif ...................... 125 re-certif ................ 5 requests .................. 10 minutes ................. 10 minutes ................. 10 minutes ................. 2 hours ....................... 183 hours. 13 hours. 21 hours. 10 hours. 54,000 Conductors/ Persons. 54,000 Conductors/ Persons. 54,000 Conductors/ Persons. 54,000 Conductors .... 54,000 Conductors .... 704 Railroads ............. 18,000 requests ......... 15 minutes ................. 4,500 hours. 25 requests ................ 10 minutes ................. 4 hours. 25 notices .................. 10 minutes ................. 4 hours. 200 reports ................. 18,000 rating .............. 180 referrals ............... 10 minutes ................. 15 minutes ................. 5 minutes ................... 33 hours. 4,500 hours. 15 hours. 704 Railroads ............. 5 requests/records ..... 30 minutes ................. 3 hours. 704 Railroads ............. 4 hours ....................... 200 hours. 15 minutes + 30 minutes. 2 minutes ................... 270 hours. 54,000 conductors ..... 50 certificate endorsements. 360 requests/360 records. 18,000 determination 600 hours. 54,000 conductors ..... 400 docs .................... 30 minutes ................. 200 hours. 704 railroads .............. 30 self-referrals .......... 10 minutes ................. 5 hours. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:35 Oct 11, 2017 Jkt 244001 704 704 704 704 railroads railroads railroads railroads railroads Railroads Railroads Railroads Railroads 54,000 conductors ..... PO 00000 Frm 00152 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1 Total annual burden hours 47598 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 196 / Thursday, October 12, 2017 / Notices Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response —Certification reviews for occurrence/ documentation of prior alcohol/drug conduct by persons/conductors. —Written determination that most recent incident has occurred. —Notification to person that recertification has been denied. —Persons/conductors waiving investigation/de-certifications. 242.117—Vision and Hearing Acuity —Determination vision standards met .... —Determination hearing standards met —Additional gap hearing tests ................ —Medical examiner certificate that person has been examined/passed test. —Document standards met with conditions. —Document standards not met .............. —Notation person needs corrective device (glasses/hearing aid). —Request for further medical evaluation for new determination. —Request for second retest and another medical evaluation. —Consultations by medical examiners with railroad officer and issue of conditional certification. —Notification by certified conductor of deterioration of vision/hearing. 242.119—Training —New RRs—Training program .............. —Modification to training program .......... —Completion of training program by conductors/persons—documents. —Conductor refresher training ............... asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES CFR section/subject 704 railroads .............. 18,000 cert. reviews .. 10 minutes ................. 3,000 hours. 704 railroads .............. 150 decision. .............. 60 minutes ................. 150 hours. 704 railroads .............. 300 notices ................ 10 minutes ................. 50 hours. 54,000 conductors ..... 300 waivers/de-certs .. 10 minutes ................. 50 hours. 704 704 704 704 .............. .............. .............. .............. 18,000 deter ............... 18,000 deter ............... 200 deter .................... 18,000 certif ............... 20 minutes ................. 20 minutes ................. 20 minutes ................. 2 hours ....................... 6,000 hours. 6,000 hours. 67 hours. 36,000 hours. 704 railroads .............. 100 docs .................... 30 minutes ................. 50 hours. 704 railroads .............. 704 railroads .............. 100 docs .................... 10,000 notes .............. 30 minutes ................. 10 minutes ................. 50 hours. 1,667 hours. 704 railroads .............. 100 requests + 100 ratings. 25 requests + 25 ratings. 100 consults + 100 certif. 60 minutes + 2 hours 300 hours. 60 minutes + 2 hours 75 hours. 2 hours + 10 minutes 217 hours. 704 railroads .............. 10 notices .................. 10 minutes ................. 2 hours. 5 railroads .................. 704 railroads .............. 704 railroads .............. 5 programs ................. 5 program .................. 100 docs .................... 3 hours ....................... 30 minutes ................. 60 minutes ................. 15 hours. 3 hours. 100 hours. 704 railroads .............. 2 hours ....................... 200 hours. 704 railroads .............. 100 retrained conductors. 24 modified programs 4 hours ....................... 96 hours. 704 railroads .............. 1,000 consult ............. 15 minutes ................. 250 hours. 704 railroads .............. 10 trained conductors 8 hours ....................... 80 hours. 704 railroads .............. 18,000 tr. Conductors 8 hours ....................... 144,000 hours. 704 railroads .............. 704 railroads .............. 18,000 deter ............... 500 re-tests ................ 30 minutes ................. 8 hours ....................... 9,000 hours. 4,000 hours. 704 railroads .............. 10 minutes + 5 minutes. 10 minutes + 5 minutes. 30 minutes ................. 4,500 hours. 704 railroads .............. 18,000 tests + 18,000 records. 1,000 tests + 1,000 records. 100 decisions ............. 50 hours. 704 railroads .............. 704 railroads .............. 100 decisions ............. 18,000 records ........... 30 minutes ................. 15 minutes ................. 50 hours. 4,500 hours. 704 railroads .............. 20 records .................. 60 minutes ................. 20 hours. 704 railroads .............. 704 railroads .............. 2,000 request/displays 1,000 notices ............. 2 minutes ................... 10 minutes ................. 67 hours. 167 hours. 704 railroads .............. 500 replaced certifications. 5 minutes ................... 42 hours. —Modified training programs due to new laws, regulations, orders, technologies, procedures, or equipment. —Employee consultation with qualified supervisory employee if given written test to demonstrate knowledge of physical characteristics of any assigned territory. —Familiarization training for conductor of acquiring railroad from selling company/railroad prior to commencement of new operation. —RR Continuous education/training of conductors. 242.121—Knowledge Testing —Determining eligibility .......................... —Retests/re-examinations ...................... 242.123—Monitoring Operational Performance —Unannounced compliance tests and records. —Return to service that requires unannounced compliance test/record. 242.125/127—Determination made by RR relying on another railroad’s certification. —Determination by Another Country ...... 242.203—Retaining information supporting determination: Records. —Amended electronic records ............... 242.209—Maintenance of Certificates —Request to display certificate .............. —Notification by conductors that RR request to serve exceeds certification. 242.211—Replacement of certificates ........... railroads railroads railroads railroads 704 railroads .............. 704 railroads .............. 704 railroads .............. 242.213—Multiple Certificates VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:35 Oct 11, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00153 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1 Total annual burden hours 250 hours. 47599 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 196 / Thursday, October 12, 2017 / Notices CFR section/subject Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response —Notification to engineer that no conductor is on train. —Notification of denial of certification by individuals holding multiple certifications. 242.215—RR Oversight Responsibility —RR review and analysis of administration of certification program. —Report of findings by RR to FRA ........ 242.301—Determinations—Territorial qualification and joint operations. —Notification by persons who do not meet territorial qualification. 242.401—Notification to candidate of information that forms basis for denying certification and candidate response. —Written notification of denial of certification. 242.403/405—Criteria for revoking certification; periods of ineligibility —Review of compliance conduct ........... —Written determination that the most recent incident has occurred. 242.407—Process for Revoking Certification —Revocation for violations of section 242.115(e). —Immediate suspension of certificate .... 704 railroads .............. 5 notifications ............. 10 minutes ................. 1 hour. 704 railroads .............. 10 notices .................. 10 minutes ................. 2 hours. 704 railroads .............. 44 reviews/analyses .. 40 hours ..................... 1,760 hours. 704 railroads .............. 320 railroads .............. 36 reports ................... 1,080 deter ................. 4 hours ....................... 15 minutes ................. 144 hours. 270 hours. 320 railroads .............. 500 notices ................ 10 minutes ................. 83 hours. 704 railroads .............. 40 notices + 40 responses. 60 minutes/60 minutes 80 hours. 704 railroads .............. 80 notices .................. 60 minutes ................. 80 hours. 704 railroads .............. 704 railroads .............. 950 reviews ................ 950 written determination. 10 minutes ................. 60 minutes ................. 158 hours. 950 hours. 704 railroads .............. 950 revoked certificates. 950 suspend certificates. 950 decisions ............. 8 hours ....................... 7,600 hours. 1 hour ......................... 950 hours. 15 minutes ................. 238 hours. 950 records ................ 950 decisions ............. 950 decisions + 950 proofs. 425 waivers ................ 15 revoked certifications. 30 minutes ................. 2 hours ....................... 10 minutes + 5 minutes. 10 minutes ................. 10 minutes ................. 475 hours. 1,900 hours. 238 hours. 100 updated Records 1 hour ......................... 100 hours. —Determinations based on RR hearing record. —Hearing record ..................................... —Written decisions by RR official .......... —Service of written decision on employee by RR + RR service proof. —Written waiver of right to hearing ........ —Revocation of certification based on information that another railroad has done so. —Placing relevant information in record prior to suspending certification/convening hearing. Total Estimated Responses: 268,799. Total Estimated Total Annual Burden: 856,406 hours. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Under 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b) and 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. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. [FR Doc. 2017–22044 Filed 10–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P 22:35 Oct 11, 2017 704 railroads .............. 704 railroads .............. 704 railroads .............. 704 railroads .............. 54,000 Conductors .... 704 railroads .............. 704 railroads .............. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2016–0137; Notice 2] Arconic Wheel and Transportation Products, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Grant of petition. AGENCY: Arconic Wheel and Transportation Products, a business division of Arconic, Inc., formerly known as Alcoa, Inc. (Arconic), has determined that certain Alcoa aluminum wheels do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 120, Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/ Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load SUMMARY: Brett Jortland, Acting Deputy Chief Counsel. VerDate Sep<11>2014 704 railroads .............. Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00154 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total annual burden hours 71 hours. 3 hours. Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds). Alcoa, Inc. filed a noncompliance information report dated November 21, 2016. Arconic then petitioned NHTSA on December 5, 2016, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. ADDRESSES: For further information on this decision please contact Kerrin Bressant, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), telephone (202) 366–1110. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Overview: Arconic Wheel and Transportation Products (Arconic), has determined that certain Alcoa aluminum wheels do not fully comply with paragraph S5.2(b) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 120, Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2017-0002-N-23]


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 renewed approval of the 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 11, 2017.

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, RRS-21, Federal Railroad Administration, 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 2130-0571'' or ``Comments on OMB Control Number 2130-0596,'' and 
should also include the title of the collection of information. 
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, Safety 
Regulatory 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).

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. 
See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.10(e)(1), 
1320.12(a). 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); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1).
    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

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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 renewed clearance by OMB 
as required under the PRA:
    Title: Occupational Noise Exposure for Railroad Operating 
Employees.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0571.
    Abstract: FRA uses the collection of information to ensure 
railroads covered by this rule establish and implement noise 
monitoring, hearing conservation, and audiometric testing programs. 
This collection also includes hearing conservation training programs 
that protect railroad employees from the damaging and potentially 
dangerous effects of excessive noise in the everyday rail environment.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Respondent Universe: 755 railroads.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Businesses (Railroads, railroads equipment 
manufacturers).
    Reporting Burden:

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                                      Respondent         Total annual      Average time per      Total annual
           CFR section                 universe            responses           response          burden hours
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227.13--Waivers.................  502 railroads.....  2 petitions.......  60 minutes........  2 hours.
227.103--Noise monitoring         502 railroads.....  5 programs........  30 hours..........  150 hours.
 program: development and
 implementation.
    --Notification of employee    502 railroads.....  5 lists...........  30 minutes........  3 hours.
     of monitoring.
227.107--Hearing Conservation     502 railroads.....  5 HCPs............  31 hours..........  155 hours.
 Program (HCP)--Development of
 programs.
    --Revised hearing             502 railroads.....  5 HCPs............  1.75 hours........  9 hours.
     conservation programs
     (HCPs).
227.109--Audiometric Testing      85,600 employees..  7,704 tests.......  25 minutes........  3,210 hours.
 Program--Existing employees--
 baseline audiograms.
    --Periodic audiograms.......  85,600 employees..  28,530 tests......  10 minutes........  4,755 hours.
    --Evaluation of audiograms..  85,600 employees..  2,330 ratings + 93  6 min./+ 30 min...  280 hours.
                                                       retests.
    --Problem audiograms/&        8,000 employees...  45 documents......  10 minutes........  8 hours.
     provision of required
     documents to medical
     professional.
    --Follow-up procedures--      8,000 employees...  93 notices........  5 minutes.........  8 hours.
     notifications.
    --Fitting/training of         240 employees.....  240 tr. session...  5 minutes.........  20 hours.
     employees: hearing
     protectors.
    --Referrals for clinical/     240 employees.....  20 referrals......  2 hours...........  40 hours.
     otological exam.
    --Notification to employee    240 employees.....  20 notices........  5 minutes.........  2 hours.
     of need for otological
     examination.
    --New audiometric             240 employees.....  20 notices........  5 minutes.........  2 hours.
     interpretation.
227.111--Audiometric test         1,000 mobile vans.  1,000 tests.......  45 minutes........  750 hours.
 requirements.
227.117--Hearing protection       502 railroads.....  50 evaluations....  30 minutes........  25 hours.
 attenuation--evaluation.
    --Re-evaluations of adequacy  502 railroads.....  10 re-evaluations.  30 minutes........  5 hours.
     of hearing protection
     attenuation when employee
     noise exposure increases.
227.119--Hearing Conservation     502 railroads.....  5 programs........  60 minutes........  5 hours.
 Training Program--development.
    --Employee HCP Training.....  502 railroads.....  26,000 tr.          30 minutes........  13,000 hours.
                                                       employees.
    --Periodic Training.........  502 railroads.....  7,704 tr.           30 minutes........  3,852 hours.
                                                       employees.
227.121--Recordkeeping--authoriz  502 railroads.....  30 requests + 30    10 minutes + 15     13 hours.
 ation: records.                                       responses.          minutes.
    --Request for copies of       502 railroads.....  150 requests + 150  21 minutes + 45     166 hours.
     reports.                                          responses.          minutes.
    --Records transfer when       502 railroads.....  10 records........  24 minutes........  4 hours.
     carrier becomes defunct.
    --Railroad audiometric test   502 railroads.....  26,000 records....  2 minutes.........  867 hours.
     records.
    --Hearing Conservation        502 railroads.....  54,000 records....  45 seconds........  675 hours.
     Program (HCP): Records.
229.121--Locomotive Cab Noise--   3 equipment         610 records + 90    5 minutes + 40      111 hours.
 tests/records and certification.  manufacturers.      certs.              minutes.
    --Equipment maintenance:      484 railroads.....  3,000 reports +     1 minute + 1        100 hours.
     excessive noise reports.                          3,000 record.       minute.
    --Maintenance records.......  484 railroads.....  3,750 records.....  1 minute..........  63 hours.
    --Internal auditable          484 railroads.....  22 systems + 2      36 min. + 8.25      30 hours.
     monitoring systems.                               systems.            hours.
Appendix H--Static test           700 locomotives...  2 retests + 2       10 minutes + 5      1 hour.
 protocols/records.                                    records.            minutes.
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    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 164,734.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 28,311 hours.
    Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection.
    Title: Conductor Certification.

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    OMB Control Number: 2130-0596.
    Abstract: FRA's conductor certification regulation (49 CFR part 
242) requires railroads to have a formal program for certifying 
conductors. As part of that program, railroads are required to have a 
formal process for training prospective conductors and determining that 
all persons are competent before permitting them to serve as a 
conductor. FRA intended the regulation to ensure that only those 
persons who meet minimum Federal safety standards serve as conductors. 
FRA collects information to ensure that railroads and their employees 
fully comply with all the requirements of part 242, including a 
conductor certification/recertification program, fitness requirements, 
initial and periodic testing of conductors, territorial qualifications, 
etc.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Respondent Universe: 704 railroads.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion; annually.
    Reporting Burden:

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                                      Respondent         Total annual      Average time per      Total annual
       CFR section/subject             universe            responses           response          burden hours
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242.9--Waivers--Petitions.......  704 railroads.....  3 petitions.......  3 hours...........  9 hours.
242.101/103--Certification        704 railroads.....  5 new programs....  15.5 hours........  78 hours.
 programs for new railroads.
    --Conductor certification     704 railroads.....  40 copies.........  15 minutes........  10 hours.
     submission: Copies to rail
     labor organizations--RLO.
    --Affirmative statements      704 railroads.....  40 avowals........  15 minutes........  10 hours.
     that copies of submissions
     were sent to RLOs.
    --Certified comments on       704 railroads.....  15 comments.......  4 hours...........  60 hours.
     submissions.
    --Certification programs      704 railroads.....  10 programs.......  3 hours...........  30 hours.
     disapproved by FRA and then
     revised.
    --Revised certification       704 railroads.....  3 programs........  2 hours...........  6 hours.
     programs still not
     conforming and then
     resubmitted.
    --Certification programs      704 railroads.....  15 programs.......  2 hours...........  30 hours.
     materially modified after
     initial FRA approval.
    --Materially modified         704 railroads.....  3 programs........  2 hours...........  6 hours.
     programs disapproved by FRA
     & then revised.
    --Revised programs            704 railroads.....  1 program.........  2 hours...........  2 hours.
     disapproved and then re-
     submitted.
242.105--Implementation Schedule
    --Issued certificates (\1/3\  704 railroads.....  16,200 certif.....  30 minutes........  8,100 hours.
     each year).
    --Issued certificates (\1/3\  704 railroads.....  1,800 certif......  30 minutes........  900 hours.
     each year).
    --Requests for delayed        704 railroads.....  200 requests......  30 minutes........  100 hours.
     certification.
    --Testing/evaluation to       704 railroads.....  1,000 tests.......  560 hours.........  560,000 hours.
     certify persons.
    --Testing/evaluation to       704 railroads.....  100 tests.........  400 hours.........  40,000 hours.
     certify conductors (Class
     III).
242.107--Types of service
    --Reclassification to diff.   704 railroads.....  25 conductor tests/ 8 hours...........  200 hours.
     type of cert.                                     ratings.
242.109--Opportunity by RRs for   704 Railroads.....  200 records + 200   30 minutes + 10     133 hours.
 certification candidates to                           comment.            minutes.
 review and comment on prior
 safety record.
242.111--Prior Safety Conduct as
 Motor Vehicle Operator
    --Eligibility determinations  704 Railroads.....  1,100 ratings.....  10 minutes........  183 hours.
    --Initial certification for   704 Railroads.....  75 certif.........  10 minutes........  13 hours.
     60 days.
    --Recertification for 60      704 Railroads.....  125 re-certif.....  10 minutes........  21 hours.
     days.
    --Driver info. not provided   704 Railroads.....  5 requests........  2 hours...........  10 hours.
     and request for waiver by
     persons/railroad.
    --Request to obtain driver's  54,000 Conductors/  18,000 requests...  15 minutes........  4,500 hours.
     license information from      Persons.
     licensing agency.
    --Requests for additional     54,000 Conductors/  25 requests.......  10 minutes........  4 hours.
     information from licensing    Persons.
     agency.
    --Notification to RR by       54,000 Conductors/  25 notices........  10 minutes........  4 hours.
     persons of never having a     Persons.
     license.
    --Report of Motor Vehicle     54,000 Conductors.  200 reports.......  10 minutes........  33 hours.
     Incidents.
    --Evaluation of driving       54,000 Conductors.  18,000 rating.....  15 minutes........  4,500 hours.
     record.
    --DAC referral by RR after    704 Railroads.....  180 referrals.....  5 minutes.........  15 hours.
     report of driving drug/
     alcohol incident.
    --DAC request and supply by   704 Railroads.....  5 requests/records  30 minutes........  3 hours.
     persons of prior counseling
     or treatment.
    --Conditional certifications  704 Railroads.....  50 certificate      4 hours...........  200 hours.
     recommended by DAC.                               endorsements.
242.113--Prior safety conduct as  54,000 conductors.  360 requests/360    15 minutes + 30     270 hours.
 employee of a different                               records.            minutes.
 railroad.
242.115--Determination that       54,000 conductors.  18,000              2 minutes.........  600 hours.
 person meets eligibility                              determination.
 requirements.
    --Written documents from DAC  54,000 conductors.  400 docs..........  30 minutes........  200 hours.
     that person is not affected
     by a disorder.
    --Self-referral by            704 railroads.....  30 self-referrals.  10 minutes........  5 hours.
     conductors for substance
     abuse counseling.

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    --Certification reviews for   704 railroads.....  18,000 cert.        10 minutes........  3,000 hours.
     occurrence/documentation of                       reviews.
     prior alcohol/drug conduct
     by persons/conductors.
    --Written determination that  704 railroads.....  150 decision......  60 minutes........  150 hours.
     most recent incident has
     occurred.
    --Notification to person      704 railroads.....  300 notices.......  10 minutes........  50 hours.
     that recertification has
     been denied.
    --Persons/conductors waiving  54,000 conductors.  300 waivers/de-     10 minutes........  50 hours.
     investigation/de-                                 certs.
     certifications.
242.117--Vision and Hearing
 Acuity
    --Determination vision        704 railroads.....  18,000 deter......  20 minutes........  6,000 hours.
     standards met.
    --Determination hearing       704 railroads.....  18,000 deter......  20 minutes........  6,000 hours.
     standards met.
    --Additional gap hearing      704 railroads.....  200 deter.........  20 minutes........  67 hours.
     tests.
    --Medical examiner            704 railroads.....  18,000 certif.....  2 hours...........  36,000 hours.
     certificate that person has
     been examined/passed test.
    --Document standards met      704 railroads.....  100 docs..........  30 minutes........  50 hours.
     with conditions.
    --Document standards not met  704 railroads.....  100 docs..........  30 minutes........  50 hours.
    --Notation person needs       704 railroads.....  10,000 notes......  10 minutes........  1,667 hours.
     corrective device (glasses/
     hearing aid).
    --Request for further         704 railroads.....  100 requests + 100  60 minutes + 2      300 hours.
     medical evaluation for new                        ratings.            hours.
     determination.
    --Request for second retest   704 railroads.....  25 requests + 25    60 minutes + 2      75 hours.
     and another medical                               ratings.            hours.
     evaluation.
    --Consultations by medical    704 railroads.....  100 consults + 100  2 hours + 10        217 hours.
     examiners with railroad                           certif.             minutes.
     officer and issue of
     conditional certification.
    --Notification by certified   704 railroads.....  10 notices........  10 minutes........  2 hours.
     conductor of deterioration
     of vision/hearing.
242.119--Training
    --New RRs--Training program.  5 railroads.......  5 programs........  3 hours...........  15 hours.
    --Modification to training    704 railroads.....  5 program.........  30 minutes........  3 hours.
     program.
    --Completion of training      704 railroads.....  100 docs..........  60 minutes........  100 hours.
     program by conductors/
     persons--documents.
    --Conductor refresher         704 railroads.....  100 retrained       2 hours...........  200 hours.
     training.                                         conductors.
    --Modified training programs  704 railroads.....  24 modified         4 hours...........  96 hours.
     due to new laws,                                  programs.
     regulations, orders,
     technologies, procedures,
     or equipment.
    --Employee consultation with  704 railroads.....  1,000 consult.....  15 minutes........  250 hours.
     qualified supervisory
     employee if given written
     test to demonstrate
     knowledge of physical
     characteristics of any
     assigned territory.
    --Familiarization training    704 railroads.....  10 trained          8 hours...........  80 hours.
     for conductor of acquiring                        conductors.
     railroad from selling
     company/railroad prior to
     commencement of new
     operation.
    --RR Continuous education/    704 railroads.....  18,000 tr.          8 hours...........  144,000 hours.
     training of conductors.                           Conductors.
242.121--Knowledge Testing
    --Determining eligibility...  704 railroads.....  18,000 deter......  30 minutes........  9,000 hours.
    --Retests/re-examinations...  704 railroads.....  500 re-tests......  8 hours...........  4,000 hours.
242.123--Monitoring Operational
 Performance
    --Unannounced compliance      704 railroads.....  18,000 tests +      10 minutes + 5      4,500 hours.
     tests and records.                                18,000 records.     minutes.
    --Return to service that      704 railroads.....  1,000 tests +       10 minutes + 5      250 hours.
     requires unannounced                              1,000 records.      minutes.
     compliance test/record.
242.125/127--Determination made   704 railroads.....  100 decisions.....  30 minutes........  50 hours.
 by RR relying on another
 railroad's certification.
    --Determination by Another    704 railroads.....  100 decisions.....  30 minutes........  50 hours.
     Country.
242.203--Retaining information    704 railroads.....  18,000 records....  15 minutes........  4,500 hours.
 supporting determination:
 Records.
    --Amended electronic records  704 railroads.....  20 records........  60 minutes........  20 hours.
242.209--Maintenance of
 Certificates
    --Request to display          704 railroads.....  2,000 request/      2 minutes.........  67 hours.
     certificate.                                      displays.
    --Notification by conductors  704 railroads.....  1,000 notices.....  10 minutes........  167 hours.
     that RR request to serve
     exceeds certification.
242.211--Replacement of           704 railroads.....  500 replaced        5 minutes.........  42 hours.
 certificates.                                         certifications.
242.213--Multiple Certificates

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    --Notification to engineer    704 railroads.....  5 notifications...  10 minutes........  1 hour.
     that no conductor is on
     train.
    --Notification of denial of   704 railroads.....  10 notices........  10 minutes........  2 hours.
     certification by
     individuals holding
     multiple certifications.
242.215--RR Oversight
 Responsibility
    --RR review and analysis of   704 railroads.....  44 reviews/         40 hours..........  1,760 hours.
     administration of                                 analyses.
     certification program.
    --Report of findings by RR    704 railroads.....  36 reports........  4 hours...........  144 hours.
     to FRA.
242.301--Determinations--Territo  320 railroads.....  1,080 deter.......  15 minutes........  270 hours.
 rial qualification and joint
 operations.
    --Notification by persons     320 railroads.....  500 notices.......  10 minutes........  83 hours.
     who do not meet territorial
     qualification.
242.401--Notification to          704 railroads.....  40 notices + 40     60 minutes/60       80 hours.
 candidate of information that                         responses.          minutes.
 forms basis for denying
 certification and candidate
 response.
    --Written notification of     704 railroads.....  80 notices........  60 minutes........  80 hours.
     denial of certification.
242.403/405--Criteria for
 revoking certification; periods
 of ineligibility
    --Review of compliance        704 railroads.....  950 reviews.......  10 minutes........  158 hours.
     conduct.
    --Written determination that  704 railroads.....  950 written         60 minutes........  950 hours.
     the most recent incident                          determination.
     has occurred.
242.407--Process for Revoking
 Certification
    --Revocation for violations   704 railroads.....  950 revoked         8 hours...........  7,600 hours.
     of section 242.115(e).                            certificates.
    --Immediate suspension of     704 railroads.....  950 suspend         1 hour............  950 hours.
     certificate.                                      certificates.
    --Determinations based on RR  704 railroads.....  950 decisions.....  15 minutes........  238 hours.
     hearing record.
    --Hearing record............  704 railroads.....  950 records.......  30 minutes........  475 hours.
    --Written decisions by RR     704 railroads.....  950 decisions.....  2 hours...........  1,900 hours.
     official.
    --Service of written          704 railroads.....  950 decisions +     10 minutes + 5      238 hours.
     decision on employee by RR                        950 proofs.         minutes.
     + RR service proof.
    --Written waiver of right to  54,000 Conductors.  425 waivers.......  10 minutes........  71 hours.
     hearing.
    --Revocation of               704 railroads.....  15 revoked          10 minutes........  3 hours.
     certification based on                            certifications.
     information that another
     railroad has done so.
    --Placing relevant            704 railroads.....  100 updated         1 hour............  100 hours.
     information in record prior                       Records.
     to suspending certification/
     convening hearing.
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    Total Estimated Responses: 268,799.
    Total Estimated Total Annual Burden: 856,406 hours.
    Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection.
    Under 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b) and 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.

Brett Jortland,
Acting Deputy Chief Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2017-22044 Filed 10-11-17; 8:45 am]
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