Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 58267-58270 [2017-26626]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 236 / Monday, December 11, 2017 / Notices 58267 CFR section Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response 225.18—Railroad narrative report of possible alcohol/drug involvement in accident/incident. —Reports required by section 219.209(b) appended to rail equipment accident/incident report. 225.19—Rail-Highway Grade Crossing Accident/ Incident Report—Form FRA F 6180.57. —Death, Injury, or Occupational Illness (Form FRA F 6180.55a). 225.21—Railroad Injury and Illness Summary: Form FRA F 6180.55. 225.21—Annual Railroad Report of Employee Hours and Casualties, By State—Form FRA F 6180.56. 225.21/25—Railroad Employee Injury and/or Illness Record—Form FRA F 6180.98. —Copies of forms to employees .................. 225.21—Initial Rail Equipment Accident/Incident Record—Form FRA F 6180.97. —Completion of Form FRA F 6180.97 because of rail equipment involvement. 225.21—Alternative Record for Illnesses Claimed to Be Work Related—Form FRA F 6180.107. 225.21—Highway User Statement—Railroad cover letter and Form FRA F 6180.150 sent out to potentially injured travelers involved in a highway-rail grade crossing accident/incident. —Form FRA F 6180.150 completed by highway user and sent back to railroad. 225.25(h)—Posting of Monthly Summary ........... 225.27—Retention of Records ............................ —Record of Form FRA F 6180.107 ............. —Record of Monthly Lists ............................ —Record of Form FRA F 6180.97 ............... —Record of Employee Human Factor Attachments. 225.33—Internal Control Plans—Amendments ... 225.35—Access to Records and Reports ........... 225.37—Optical Media Transfer of Reports, Updates, and Amendments. —Electronic Submission of Reports, Updates, and Amendments. 744 railroads ................ 12 reports ..................... 30 minutes ................... 6 744 railroads ................ 5 reports ....................... 30 minutes ................... 3 744 railroads ................ 1,900 + 260 forms ....... 2 hours/1 hour .............. 4,060 744 railroads ................ 60 min./60 min 195 min.. 10 minutes ................... 11,1153 744 railroads ................ 9,578 + 454 + 345 forms. 8,928 forms .................. 744 railroads ................ 744 forms ..................... 15 minutes ................... 186 744 railroads ................ 13,700 forms ................ 60 minutes ................... 13,700 744 railroads ................ 744 railroads ................ 411 form copies ........... 11,870 forms ................ 14. 30 minutes ................... 5,935 744 railroads ................ 1 form ........................... 30 minutes ................... 1 744 railroads ................ 300 forms ..................... 75 minutes ................... 375 744 railroads ................ 1,035 letters/forms ....... 50 minutes ................... 863 950 Injured Individuals 725 forms ..................... 45 minutes ................... 544 744 744 744 744 744 744 ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ 8,928 lists ..................... 13,700 records ............. 300 records .................. 8,928 records ............... 11,760 records ............. 2 minutes ..................... 5 minutes 2 minutes 10. 2 minutes 2 minutes 58. ..................... ..................... 744 457 ..................... ..................... 298 392 744 railroads ................ 15 railroads .................. 8 railroads .................... 10 amendment ............. 200 lists ........................ 200 transfers ................ 6 hours ......................... 20 minutes ................... 3 minutes ..................... 60 67 10 744 railroads ................ 2,400 submissions ....... 3 minutes ..................... 120 Total Responses: 109,440. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 46,577 hours. Status: Extension of a currently approved 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Brett A. Jortland, Acting Deputy Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–26625 Filed 12–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Dec 08, 2017 Jkt 244001 railroads railroads railroads railroads railroads railroads DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2017–0002–N–26] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of Information Collection; request for comment. AGENCY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Requests (ICRs) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describe the information collections and their expected burden. On September 13, 2017, FRA published a notice providing SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total annual burden hours 1,488 a 60-day period for public comment on the ICRs. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 10, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the ICRs to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Comments may also be sent via email to OMB at the following address: oira_ submissions@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 (telephone: (202) 493–6292); or Ms. Kim Toone, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 58268 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 236 / Monday, December 11, 2017 / Notices Administration, 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 issue two notices seeking public comment on information collection activities before OMB may approve paperwork packages. See 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.8– 12. On September 13, 2017, FRA published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on the ICRs for which it is now seeking OMB approval. See 82 FR 43079. FRA received no comments in response to this notice. Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. Federal law requires OMB to approve or disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 60 days after the 30-day notice is published. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b)–(c); 5 CFR 1320.12(d); see also 60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes the 30-day notice informs the regulated community to file relevant comments and affords the agency adequate time to digest public comments before it renders a decision. 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. Therefore, respondents should submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication to best ensure having their full effect. Comments are invited on the following ICRs regarding: (1) Whether the information collection activities are necessary for FRA to properly execute its functions, including whether the information 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 to minimize the burden of information collection activities on the public, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The summaries below describe the ICRs that FRA will submit for OMB clearance as the PRA requires: Title: Identification of Cars Moved under 49 CFR 232.3(d) (Formerly Order 13528). OMB Control Number: 2130–0506. Abstract: This collection of information identifies certain railroad freight cars authorized to move under 49 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Dec 08, 2017 Jkt 244001 CFR 232.3(d) (formerly Interstate Commerce Commission Order 13528). Paragraph (d) of 49 CFR 232.3 allows for the movement of certain railroad freight cars without air brakes from initial terminal locations or through interchange locations under certain conditions. Paragraph (d) of 49 CFR 232.3 requires the cars to be identified by a card attached to the side of the equipment specifically noting and signed by the shipper that the car is being moved under the authority of that paragraph. Railroads typically use carrier bad order forms or tags for these purposes. These forms are readily available from all carrier repair facilities. If a car moving under 49 CFR 232.3(d) is not properly tagged, a carrier is not allowed to move the car. Section 232.3(d)(3) does not require carriers or shippers to retain cards or tags. When a car bearing the two tags for movement under this provision arrives at its destination, the tags are simply removed. FRA estimates approximately 400 cars per year are moved under this regulation. Railroad employees use the information collected to ensure that cars moved in accordance with Order 13528 arrive at the correct destination. These records are not maintained for the purpose of information collection per se. Type of Request: Extension without change of a current information collection. Affected Public: Businesses. Form(s): N/A. Respondent Universe: 755 railroads. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 800. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 67 hours. Title: U.S. Locational Requirement for Dispatching U.S. Rail Operations. OMB Control Number: 2130–0556. Abstract: With one exception, 49 CFR part 241 requires, in the absence of a waiver, that all dispatching of railroad operations occurring in the United States be performed in the United States. A railroad may, however, conduct dispatching from Mexico or Canada in an emergency, but only for the duration of the emergency. A railroad relying on this exception must provide written notification of its action to the FRA Regional Administrator of each FRA region in which the railroad emergency operation occurs as soon as practicable; such notification is not required before addressing the emergency. The information collected under this rule is used as part of FRA’s PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 oversight function to ensure that extraterritorial dispatchers comply with applicable safety regulations. Type of Request: Extension without change of a current information collection. Affected Public: Businesses. Form(s): N/A. Respondent Universe: 4 railroads. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 1. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 8 hours. Title: Safety and Health Requirements Related to Camp Cars. OMB Control Number: 2130–0595. Abstract: Subparts C and E of 49 CFR part 228 address the construction of railroad-provided sleeping quarters (camp cars) and set certain safety and health requirements for such camp cars. Specifically, subpart E of part 228 prescribes minimum safety and health requirements for camp cars that a railroad provides as sleeping quarters to any of its train employees, signal employees, or dispatching service employees (covered-service employees), and individuals employed to maintain its right-of-way. Subpart E requires railroad-provided camp cars to be clean, safe, sanitary, and equipped with indoor toilets, potable water, and other features to protect the health of car occupants. Subpart C of part 228 prohibits a railroad from positioning a camp car intended for occupancy in the immediate vicinity of a switching or humping yard which handles railcars containing hazardous material (see 49 CFR 228.102). Generally, the requirements of subparts C and E of part 228 are intended to provide coveredservice employees an opportunity for rest free from the interruptions caused by noise under the control of the railroad. The information collected under this rule is used by FRA to ensure railroads operating camp cars comply with all the requirements mandated in this regulation to protect the health and safety of camp car occupants. Specifically, the information collected is used by FRA inspectors to verify that railroads operating camp cars inspect each water hydrant, hose, or nozzle used for supplying potable water to a camp car water system prior to use and keep records of these inspections required under § 228.323. Each such hose or nozzle used must be cleaned and sanitized as part of the inspection. A signed, dated record of this inspection must be kept within the camp for the period of the connection. When the connection is terminated, a copy of each E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 236 / Monday, December 11, 2017 / Notices of these records must be submitted promptly to a centralized location for the railroad and maintained for one year from the date the connection was terminated. Review of the required record enables FRA inspectors to closely monitor water hydrants, hoses, and nozzles used for supplying potable water to a camp car water system are properly cleaned, sanitized, and inspected in order to prevent camp car occupants from drinking contaminated water. The information collected under § 228.323 is also used by FRA to confirm that only trained individuals are permitted to fill the potable water systems. Furthermore, under this section, FRA inspectors verify that railroads keep essential certification records/copies regarding the safety of potable water from a different local source. The requirement states that each time that potable water is drawn from a different local source, the railroad must obtain a certificate from a State or local health authority indicating that the water from this source is of a quality not less than that prescribed in the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or obtain such a certificate by a certified laboratory following testing for compliance with those standards. The current certification must be kept within the camp for the duration of the connection. When the connection is terminated, a copy of each of these records must be submitted promptly to a centralized location for the railroad and maintained for one year from the date the connection was terminated. Certification by a State or local health authority or testing by a certified laboratory and FRA review of certification records help ensure that drinking water used by camp car occupants meets Federal standards and is safe for consumption. Also, under § 228.323, FRA inspectors verify that necessary flushing records are kept by railroads operating camp cars. Under the requirement, each potable water system must be drained and flushed with a disinfecting solution at least once every 120 days. The railroad must maintain a record of the draining and flushing of each separate system within the camp for the last two drain and flush cycles. The record must contain the date of the work and the name(s) of the individual(s) performing the work. The original record must be maintained with the camp. A copy of each of these records must be sent to a centralized location for the railroad and maintained for one year. To be safe for consumption by camp car occupants, it VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Dec 08, 2017 Jkt 244001 is critical that potable water systems be drained and flushed periodically with a disinfecting solution to prevent the growth of bacteria that causes sickness. FRA closely monitors the required flushing and taste records to ensure that this necessary task is completed on a continuing basis while camp cars are operational, especially when camp car occupants report experiencing taste problems with the drinking water. Under § 228.331, FRA ensures that any railroad using camp cars submits a master emergency preparedness plan pertaining to life safety and prominently display a copy of this plan in all their camp cars so that all camp occupants can view it at their convenience. FRA reviews each plan to ensure that it addresses the following items: (1) The means used to be aware of and notify all occupants of impending weather threats, including thunderstorms, tornados, hurricanes, floods and other major weather related risks; (2) shelterin-place and emergency-evacuation instructions for each of the specific threats identified; and (3) the address and telephone number of the nearest emergency medical facility and directions on how to get there from the camp car. Camp car occupants use this information to take necessary action to protect their lives and health. Finally, under § 228.333, railroads must take remedial action within 24 hours after receiving a good faith notice from a camp car occupant or an employee labor organization or notice from FRA of non-compliance with this subpart E. Railroads use the good faith notices or notice from FRA to correct each non-complying condition on a camp car. If the non-complying condition is not correctable, the railroad has to cease use of the camp car as sleeping quarters for each occupant. FRA inspectors use this information to ensure that railroads take necessary remedial actions for camp cars with non-complying conditions. Type of Request: Extension without change of a current information collection. Affected Public: Businesses. Form(s): N/A. Respondent Universe: 1 railroad. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 11,206. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 1,043 hours. Title: Training, Qualification, and Oversight for Safety-Related Railroad Employees. OMB Control Number: 2130–0597. Abstract: On November 7, 2014, FRA published a final rule—amendments to PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58269 49 CFR parts 214 and 232 and new part 243—establishing minimum training standards for all safety-related railroad employees, as required by the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008. Part 243 requires each railroad or contractor that employs one or more safety-related employees to develop and submit a training program to FRA for approval and to designate the minimum training qualifications for each occupational category of employee. Part 243 also requires most employers to conduct periodic oversight of their own employees and annual written reviews of their training programs to close performance gaps. Additionally, amended part 214 requires specific training and qualification of operators of roadway maintenance machines that can hoist, lower, and horizontally move a suspended load. Finally, part 232 clarifies the existing training requirements for railroad and contractor employees who perform inspections, tests, or maintenance of brake system. FRA uses the information collected to ensure each employer—railroad or contractor—conducting operations subject to new part 243, and railroads subject to amended parts 214 and 232 as appropriate, have developed, adopted, modified, submitted, and complied with a training program for each category and subcategory of safety-related railroad employee. Each program must have training components identified so that FRA will understand how the program works when it reviews the program for approval. Further, FRA reviews the required training programs to ensure they include the following: Initial, ongoing, and on-the-job criteria; testing and skills evaluation measures designed to foster continual compliance with Federal standards; and the identification of critical safety defects and plans for immediate remedial actions to correct them. In response to petitions for reconsideration, FRA has extended the effective date for developing the required training program under § 243.101 for employers with 400,000 or more total annual employee work hours to January 1, 2019, and for employers with less than 400,000 total annual employee work hours to May 1, 2020. Type of Request: Extension with change of a current information collection. Affected Public: Businesses. Form(s): N/A. Respondent Universe: 1,550 railroads/ contractors/training organizations/ learning institutions. E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 58270 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 236 / Monday, December 11, 2017 / Notices Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 71,752. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 281,752 hours. 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 A. Jortland, Acting Deputy Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–26626 Filed 12–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [FTA Docket No. 2017–0026] Notice of Request for Revisions of an Information Collection AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the revisions of the following information collection: Clean Fuel Cell Grant Program. DATES: Comments must be submitted before February 9, 2018. ADDRESSES: To ensure that your comments are not entered more than once into the docket, submit comments identified by the docket number by only one of the following methods: 1. Web site: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the U.S. Government electronic docket site. (Note: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) electronic docket is no longer accepting electronic comments.) All electronic submissions must be made to the U.S. Government electronic docket site at www.regulations.gov. Commenters should follow the directions below for mailed and hand-delivered comments. 2. Fax: 202–366–7951. 3. Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Docket Operations, M–30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. 4. Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Dec 08, 2017 Jkt 244001 Avenue SE., Docket Operations, M–30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. Instructions: You must include the agency name and docket number for this notice at the beginning of your comments. Submit two copies of your comments if you submit them by mail. For confirmation that FTA has received your comments, include a selfaddressed stamped postcard. Note that all comments received, including any personal information, will be posted and will be available to Internet users, without change, to www.regulations.gov. You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477), or you may visit www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents and comments received, go to www.regulations.gov at any time. Background documents and comments received may also be viewed at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Docket Operations, M–30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vanessa Williams, Office of Program Management (202) 366–4818 or email: Vanessa.Williams@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested parties are invited to send comments regarding any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) The necessity and utility of the information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the FTA; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways to minimize the collection burden without reducing the quality of the collected information. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. Title: Clean Fuel Cell Grant Program (OMB Number: 2132–0573). Background: The Clean Fuels Grant Program was developed to assist nonattainment and maintenance areas in achieving or maintaining the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone and carbon monoxide (CO). The program also supported emerging clean fuel and advanced propulsion technologies for transit buses and markets for those technologies. The PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Clean Fuels Grant Program was repealed under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21). However, funds previously authorized for programs repealed by MAP–21 remain available for their originally authorized purposes until the period of availability expires, the funds are fully expended, the funds are rescinded by Congress, or the funds are otherwise reallocated. Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 17. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 68 hours. Frequency: Annually. William Hyre, Deputy Associate Administrator for Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–26574 Filed 12–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces a final environmental action taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for a project in Los Angeles County, California. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decision by FTA on the subject project and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge this final environmental action. DATES: By this notice, FTA is advising the public of final agency actions subject to Section 139(l) of Title 23, United States Code (U.S.C.). A claim seeking judicial review of FTA actions announced herein for the listed public transportation projects will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before May 10, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy-Ellen Zusman, Assistant Chief Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, (312) 353–2577 or Alan Tabachnick, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Environmental Programs, (202) 366–8541. FTA is located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FTA has taken final agency action by issuing a certain approval for the public transportation SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2017-0002-N-26]


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

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

ACTION: Notice of Information Collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice 
announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Requests 
(ICRs) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review and comment. The ICRs describe the information collections 
and their expected burden. On September 13, 2017, FRA published a 
notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICRs.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
January 10, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the ICRs to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: FRA Desk Officer. 
Comments may also be sent via email to OMB at the following address: 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 (telephone: (202) 
493-6292); or Ms. Kim Toone, Information Collection Clearance Officer, 
Office of

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Administration, 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 
issue two notices seeking public comment on information collection 
activities before OMB may approve paperwork packages. See 44 U.S.C. 
3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.8-12. On September 13, 2017, FRA published a 60-
day notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on the ICRs for 
which it is now seeking OMB approval. See 82 FR 43079. FRA received no 
comments in response to this notice.
    Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of 
information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. Federal law 
requires OMB to approve or disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 
60 days after the 30-day notice is published. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b)-(c); 5 
CFR 1320.12(d); see also 60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB 
believes the 30-day notice informs the regulated community to file 
relevant comments and affords the agency adequate time to digest public 
comments before it renders a decision. 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. 
Therefore, respondents should submit their respective comments to OMB 
within 30 days of publication to best ensure having their full effect.
    Comments are invited on the following ICRs regarding: (1) Whether 
the information collection activities are necessary for FRA to properly 
execute its functions, including whether the information 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 to minimize the burden of information 
collection activities on the public, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    The summaries below describe the ICRs that FRA will submit for OMB 
clearance as the PRA requires:

    Title: Identification of Cars Moved under 49 CFR 232.3(d) (Formerly 
Order 13528).
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0506.
    Abstract: This collection of information identifies certain 
railroad freight cars authorized to move under 49 CFR 232.3(d) 
(formerly Interstate Commerce Commission Order 13528). Paragraph (d) of 
49 CFR 232.3 allows for the movement of certain railroad freight cars 
without air brakes from initial terminal locations or through 
interchange locations under certain conditions.
    Paragraph (d) of 49 CFR 232.3 requires the cars to be identified by 
a card attached to the side of the equipment specifically noting and 
signed by the shipper that the car is being moved under the authority 
of that paragraph. Railroads typically use carrier bad order forms or 
tags for these purposes. These forms are readily available from all 
carrier repair facilities. If a car moving under 49 CFR 232.3(d) is not 
properly tagged, a carrier is not allowed to move the car. Section 
232.3(d)(3) does not require carriers or shippers to retain cards or 
tags. When a car bearing the two tags for movement under this provision 
arrives at its destination, the tags are simply removed. FRA estimates 
approximately 400 cars per year are moved under this regulation. 
Railroad employees use the information collected to ensure that cars 
moved in accordance with Order 13528 arrive at the correct destination. 
These records are not maintained for the purpose of information 
collection per se.
    Type of Request: Extension without change of a current information 
collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Form(s): N/A.
    Respondent Universe: 755 railroads.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 800.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 67 hours.

    Title: U.S. Locational Requirement for Dispatching U.S. Rail 
Operations.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0556.
    Abstract: With one exception, 49 CFR part 241 requires, in the 
absence of a waiver, that all dispatching of railroad operations 
occurring in the United States be performed in the United States. A 
railroad may, however, conduct dispatching from Mexico or Canada in an 
emergency, but only for the duration of the emergency. A railroad 
relying on this exception must provide written notification of its 
action to the FRA Regional Administrator of each FRA region in which 
the railroad emergency operation occurs as soon as practicable; such 
notification is not required before addressing the emergency. The 
information collected under this rule is used as part of FRA's 
oversight function to ensure that extraterritorial dispatchers comply 
with applicable safety regulations.
    Type of Request: Extension without change of a current information 
collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Form(s): N/A.
    Respondent Universe: 4 railroads.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 1.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 8 hours.

    Title: Safety and Health Requirements Related to Camp Cars.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0595.
    Abstract: Subparts C and E of 49 CFR part 228 address the 
construction of railroad-provided sleeping quarters (camp cars) and set 
certain safety and health requirements for such camp cars. 
Specifically, subpart E of part 228 prescribes minimum safety and 
health requirements for camp cars that a railroad provides as sleeping 
quarters to any of its train employees, signal employees, or 
dispatching service employees (covered-service employees), and 
individuals employed to maintain its right-of-way. Subpart E requires 
railroad-provided camp cars to be clean, safe, sanitary, and equipped 
with indoor toilets, potable water, and other features to protect the 
health of car occupants. Subpart C of part 228 prohibits a railroad 
from positioning a camp car intended for occupancy in the immediate 
vicinity of a switching or humping yard which handles railcars 
containing hazardous material (see 49 CFR 228.102). Generally, the 
requirements of subparts C and E of part 228 are intended to provide 
covered-service employees an opportunity for rest free from the 
interruptions caused by noise under the control of the railroad.
    The information collected under this rule is used by FRA to ensure 
railroads operating camp cars comply with all the requirements mandated 
in this regulation to protect the health and safety of camp car 
occupants. Specifically, the information collected is used by FRA 
inspectors to verify that railroads operating camp cars inspect each 
water hydrant, hose, or nozzle used for supplying potable water to a 
camp car water system prior to use and keep records of these 
inspections required under Sec.  228.323. Each such hose or nozzle used 
must be cleaned and sanitized as part of the inspection. A signed, 
dated record of this inspection must be kept within the camp for the 
period of the connection. When the connection is terminated, a copy of 
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of these records must be submitted promptly to a centralized location 
for the railroad and maintained for one year from the date the 
connection was terminated. Review of the required record enables FRA 
inspectors to closely monitor water hydrants, hoses, and nozzles used 
for supplying potable water to a camp car water system are properly 
cleaned, sanitized, and inspected in order to prevent camp car 
occupants from drinking contaminated water. The information collected 
under Sec.  228.323 is also used by FRA to confirm that only trained 
individuals are permitted to fill the potable water systems.
    Furthermore, under this section, FRA inspectors verify that 
railroads keep essential certification records/copies regarding the 
safety of potable water from a different local source. The requirement 
states that each time that potable water is drawn from a different 
local source, the railroad must obtain a certificate from a State or 
local health authority indicating that the water from this source is of 
a quality not less than that prescribed in the National Primary 
Drinking Water Regulations promulgated by the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency or obtain such a certificate by a certified 
laboratory following testing for compliance with those standards. The 
current certification must be kept within the camp for the duration of 
the connection. When the connection is terminated, a copy of each of 
these records must be submitted promptly to a centralized location for 
the railroad and maintained for one year from the date the connection 
was terminated. Certification by a State or local health authority or 
testing by a certified laboratory and FRA review of certification 
records help ensure that drinking water used by camp car occupants 
meets Federal standards and is safe for consumption.
    Also, under Sec.  228.323, FRA inspectors verify that necessary 
flushing records are kept by railroads operating camp cars. Under the 
requirement, each potable water system must be drained and flushed with 
a disinfecting solution at least once every 120 days. The railroad must 
maintain a record of the draining and flushing of each separate system 
within the camp for the last two drain and flush cycles. The record 
must contain the date of the work and the name(s) of the individual(s) 
performing the work. The original record must be maintained with the 
camp. A copy of each of these records must be sent to a centralized 
location for the railroad and maintained for one year. To be safe for 
consumption by camp car occupants, it is critical that potable water 
systems be drained and flushed periodically with a disinfecting 
solution to prevent the growth of bacteria that causes sickness. FRA 
closely monitors the required flushing and taste records to ensure that 
this necessary task is completed on a continuing basis while camp cars 
are operational, especially when camp car occupants report experiencing 
taste problems with the drinking water.
    Under Sec.  228.331, FRA ensures that any railroad using camp cars 
submits a master emergency preparedness plan pertaining to life safety 
and prominently display a copy of this plan in all their camp cars so 
that all camp occupants can view it at their convenience. FRA reviews 
each plan to ensure that it addresses the following items: (1) The 
means used to be aware of and notify all occupants of impending weather 
threats, including thunderstorms, tornados, hurricanes, floods and 
other major weather related risks; (2) shelter-in-place and emergency-
evacuation instructions for each of the specific threats identified; 
and (3) the address and telephone number of the nearest emergency 
medical facility and directions on how to get there from the camp car. 
Camp car occupants use this information to take necessary action to 
protect their lives and health.
    Finally, under Sec.  228.333, railroads must take remedial action 
within 24 hours after receiving a good faith notice from a camp car 
occupant or an employee labor organization or notice from FRA of non-
compliance with this subpart E. Railroads use the good faith notices or 
notice from FRA to correct each non-complying condition on a camp car. 
If the non-complying condition is not correctable, the railroad has to 
cease use of the camp car as sleeping quarters for each occupant. FRA 
inspectors use this information to ensure that railroads take necessary 
remedial actions for camp cars with non-complying conditions.
    Type of Request: Extension without change of a current information 
collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Form(s): N/A.
    Respondent Universe: 1 railroad.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 11,206.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 1,043 hours.

    Title: Training, Qualification, and Oversight for Safety-Related 
Railroad Employees.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0597.
    Abstract: On November 7, 2014, FRA published a final rule--
amendments to 49 CFR parts 214 and 232 and new part 243--establishing 
minimum training standards for all safety-related railroad employees, 
as required by the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008. Part 243 
requires each railroad or contractor that employs one or more safety-
related employees to develop and submit a training program to FRA for 
approval and to designate the minimum training qualifications for each 
occupational category of employee. Part 243 also requires most 
employers to conduct periodic oversight of their own employees and 
annual written reviews of their training programs to close performance 
gaps.
    Additionally, amended part 214 requires specific training and 
qualification of operators of roadway maintenance machines that can 
hoist, lower, and horizontally move a suspended load.
    Finally, part 232 clarifies the existing training requirements for 
railroad and contractor employees who perform inspections, tests, or 
maintenance of brake system.
    FRA uses the information collected to ensure each employer--
railroad or contractor--conducting operations subject to new part 243, 
and railroads subject to amended parts 214 and 232 as appropriate, have 
developed, adopted, modified, submitted, and complied with a training 
program for each category and subcategory of safety-related railroad 
employee. Each program must have training components identified so that 
FRA will understand how the program works when it reviews the program 
for approval. Further, FRA reviews the required training programs to 
ensure they include the following: Initial, ongoing, and on-the-job 
criteria; testing and skills evaluation measures designed to foster 
continual compliance with Federal standards; and the identification of 
critical safety defects and plans for immediate remedial actions to 
correct them.
    In response to petitions for reconsideration, FRA has extended the 
effective date for developing the required training program under Sec.  
243.101 for employers with 400,000 or more total annual employee work 
hours to January 1, 2019, and for employers with less than 400,000 
total annual employee work hours to May 1, 2020.
    Type of Request: Extension with change of a current information 
collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Form(s): N/A.
    Respondent Universe: 1,550 railroads/contractors/training 
organizations/learning institutions.

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    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 71,752.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 281,752 hours.
    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 A. Jortland,
Acting Deputy Chief Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2017-26626 Filed 12-8-17; 8:45 am]
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