Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Operating Requirements: Commuter and On-Demand Operation, 44689-44690 [2018-18883]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 170 / Friday, August 31, 2018 / Notices 31, 2018, the earliest this transaction may be consummated is September 15, 2018 (30 days after the verified notice was filed). If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions to stay must be filed no later than September 7, 2018 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36211, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on CVR’s representative, Bradon J. Smith, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606–3208. According to CVR, this action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and from historic reporting under 49 CFR 1105.8(b). Board decisions and notices are available on our website at www.stb.gov. Decided: August 28, 2018. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2018–19080 Filed 8–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36212] daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Progressive Rail Incorporated— Continuance in Control Exemption— Clackamas Valley Railway, LLC Progressive Rail Incorporated (PGR), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2) to continue in control of Clackamas Valley Railway, LLC (CVR), upon CVR’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in Clackamas Valley Railway, LLC—Lease & Operation Exemption with Interchange Commitment—Union Pacific Railroad Co., Docket No. FD 36211. In that proceeding, CVR seeks an exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to lease and operate 1.6 miles of railroad line in Clackamas, Or. (the Line), owned by Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 The earliest this transaction may be consummated is September 15, 2018 (30 days after the verified notice was filed). PGR will continue in control of CVR upon CVR’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. According to PGR, it owns or operates rail lines in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois. PGR states that it controls six other Class III railroads that operate in Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, North Carolina, Illinois, and California,1 and that its control of a seventh, the St. Paul & Pacific Railroad, LLC (SPR), is pending.2 PGR states that: (1) The Line to be operated by CVR does not connect with any other railroads in the PGR corporate family; (2) the continuance in control is not part of a series of anticipated transactions that would connect the Line with any other railroad in the PGR corporate family; and (3) the transaction does not involve a Class I rail carrier. Therefore, the proposed transaction is exempt from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323. See 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2). Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to protect the interests of its employees. Section 11326(c), however, does not provide for labor protection for transactions under §§ 11324 and 11325 that involve only Class III rail carriers. Accordingly, the Board may not impose labor protective conditions here, because all the carriers involved are Class III carriers. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions to stay must be filed no later than September 7, 2018 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36212, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on PGR’s representative, Bradon J. Smith, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606–3208. 1 Airlake Terminal Railway Company, LLC; Central Midland Railway Company; Iowa Traction Railway Company; Iowa Southern Railway Company; Piedmont & Northern Railroad LLC; and Chicago Junction Railway Company. 2 PGR’s exemption authorizing it to continue in control of SPR became effective on August 15, 2018. Progressive Rail—Continuance in Control Exemption—St. Paul & Pac. R.R., FD 36208 (STB served Aug. 1, 2018). PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44689 According to PGR, this action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and from historic reporting under 49 CFR 1105.8(b). Board decisions and notices are available on our website at www.stb.gov. Decided: August 28, 2018. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Tammy Lowery, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2018–19020 Filed 8–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Operating Requirements: Commuter and OnDemand Operation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The revision of this collection involves the amendment of regulations, which allows a certificate holder’s pilots to log second-incommand (SIC) time in operations that does not otherwise require a SIC. This revision also removes the burden for initial certification as that is already counted under ICR 2120–0593. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by October 1, 2018. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/FAA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 395–6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 44690 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 170 / Friday, August 31, 2018 / Notices information is necessary for FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Hall at (940) 594–5913, or by email at: Barbara.L.Hall@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2120–0039 Title: Operating Requirements: Commuter and On-Demand Operation Form Numbers: N/A. Type of Review: This is a revision of an existing information collection. Background: The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on June 14, 2018 (83 FR 27822). On June 27, 2018, the FAA published the final rule Regulatory Relief, Aviation Training devices; Pilot Certification, Training, and Pilot Schools; and Other Provisions (83 FR 30232). In that rule, the FAA is amending § 135.99 by adding paragraph (c) to allow a certificate holder to receive approval of a secondin-command (SIC) professional development program (SIC PDP) via operations specifications (Ops Specs) to allow the certificate holder’s pilots to log SIC time in operations conducted under part 135 in an airplane or operation that does not otherwise require a SIC. As explained in the rule, the FAA believes that a comprehensive SIC PDP will provide opportunities for beneficial flight experience that may not otherwise exist and also provide increased safety in operations for those flights conducted in a multicrew environment. The FAA is establishing requirements in § 135.99(c) for certificate holders, airplanes, and flightcrew members during operations conducted under an approved SIC PDP. Those changes are reflected in this information collection. The FAA is also changing certain logging requirements to enable the logging of SIC time obtained under a SIC PDP. Those changes are reflected in a revision to information collection 2120– 0021. Respondents: Operators who currently possess an FAA approved PIC or SIC training program could revise and utilize those existing programs to qualify their pilots seeking approval to log SIC time. Those operators that do not already possess an approved PIC/ VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 SIC training program (that must include crew resource management training) would be required to submit a proposed new SIC training program for FAA approval. This would be amending an existing part 119 certificate. As of September 28, 2017 the FAA estimates that there were approximately 457 part 135 operators with single engine turbine-powered airplanes or multiengine airplanes that would qualify or actually pursue the authorization to conduct a SIC professional development program. The FAA estimates that approximately 20 operators would be required to submit a newly developed SIC Professional Development Training Program for approval in the first year that the program is available. The FAA estimates that 50 operators will request an amendment to their existing PIC/SIC training program. This time burden is reflected in § 135.325, Training program and revision. Frequency: As needed. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Section 135.99(c) permits a certificate holder to seek approval of an SIC professional development program via issuance of operations specifications (Ops Specs) to allow the certificate holder’s pilots to log SIC time. Under an approved SIC professional development program, pilots may log SIC time in part 135 operations conducted in multiengine airplanes and single engine turbine-powered airplanes that do not otherwise require an SIC, if those pilots: (1) Meet certification, training, and qualification requirements for pilots in part 135 operations, and (2) serve under the supervision of a part 135 PIC who meets certain experience requirements. The FAA estimates that 20 operators will take approximately 40 hours each to develop and submit an acceptable new SIC training program. This program change will result in a burden increase of 800 hours in the first year of information collection only. The FAA estimates that 50 operators will take approximately 20 hours each to revise and submit an acceptable SIC training program. This program change will result in a burden increase of 1,000 hours. The new or revised SIC training program will result in a burden of 1,800 total hours in the first year of information collection. In addition, the FAA has revised the burden in section 135.325 to remove the calculation of the burden for new applicants (for initial approval of training programs); this burden should not be reflected in this collection as it is already addressed in a previously approved collection (2120–0593 PO 00000 Frm 00129 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Certification: Air Carriers and Commercial Operators—FAR Part 119). This change is necessary to avoid double-counting the burden. Estimated Total Annual Burden: The overall burden for part 135 was previously estimated at 1,154,674 hours. With the removal of the initial certification burden already accounted for in the part 119 statement, addition of the SIC training program development and approval burden, the total new annual reduced burden estimate is 1,314,814 hours. This is a reduction of 160,140 hours from the previous estimate. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 23, 2018. Barbara Hall, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, ASP–110. [FR Doc. 2018–18883 Filed 8–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification: Pilots and Flight Instructors Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The revision of this collection involves the logging of training time in aviation training devices under the provisions of regulations specified in the background of this document, and the logging of flight time as a second in command (SIC) under the provisions of regulations specified in the background of this document. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by October 1, 2018. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/FAA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov, or faxed to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 170 (Friday, August 31, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44689-44690]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-18883]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Operating 
Requirements: Commuter and On-Demand Operation

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA 
invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information 
collection. The revision of this collection involves the amendment of 
regulations, which allows a certificate holder's pilots to log second-
in-command (SIC) time in operations that does not otherwise require a 
SIC. This revision also removes the burden for initial certification as 
that is already counted under ICR 2120-0593.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by October 1, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be 
addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of 
Transportation/FAA, and sent via electronic mail to 
[email protected], or faxed to (202) 395-6974, or mailed to 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, 
DC 20503.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of

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information is necessary for FAA's performance; (b) the accuracy of the 
estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and 
clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden 
could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected 
information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in 
the request for OMB's clearance of this information collection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Hall at (940) 594-5913, or by 
email at: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    OMB Control Number: 2120-0039
    Title: Operating Requirements: Commuter and On-Demand Operation
    Form Numbers: N/A.
    Type of Review: This is a revision of an existing information 
collection.
    Background: The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment 
period soliciting comments on the following collection of information 
was published on June 14, 2018 (83 FR 27822). On June 27, 2018, the FAA 
published the final rule Regulatory Relief, Aviation Training devices; 
Pilot Certification, Training, and Pilot Schools; and Other Provisions 
(83 FR 30232). In that rule, the FAA is amending Sec.  135.99 by adding 
paragraph (c) to allow a certificate holder to receive approval of a 
second-in-command (SIC) professional development program (SIC PDP) via 
operations specifications (Ops Specs) to allow the certificate holder's 
pilots to log SIC time in operations conducted under part 135 in an 
airplane or operation that does not otherwise require a SIC. As 
explained in the rule, the FAA believes that a comprehensive SIC PDP 
will provide opportunities for beneficial flight experience that may 
not otherwise exist and also provide increased safety in operations for 
those flights conducted in a multicrew environment. The FAA is 
establishing requirements in Sec.  135.99(c) for certificate holders, 
airplanes, and flightcrew members during operations conducted under an 
approved SIC PDP. Those changes are reflected in this information 
collection.
    The FAA is also changing certain logging requirements to enable the 
logging of SIC time obtained under a SIC PDP. Those changes are 
reflected in a revision to information collection 2120-0021.
    Respondents: Operators who currently possess an FAA approved PIC or 
SIC training program could revise and utilize those existing programs 
to qualify their pilots seeking approval to log SIC time. Those 
operators that do not already possess an approved PIC/SIC training 
program (that must include crew resource management training) would be 
required to submit a proposed new SIC training program for FAA 
approval. This would be amending an existing part 119 certificate. As 
of September 28, 2017 the FAA estimates that there were approximately 
457 part 135 operators with single engine turbine-powered airplanes or 
multiengine airplanes that would qualify or actually pursue the 
authorization to conduct a SIC professional development program.
    The FAA estimates that approximately 20 operators would be required 
to submit a newly developed SIC Professional Development Training 
Program for approval in the first year that the program is available. 
The FAA estimates that 50 operators will request an amendment to their 
existing PIC/SIC training program. This time burden is reflected in 
Sec.  135.325, Training program and revision.
    Frequency: As needed.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: Section 135.99(c) permits a 
certificate holder to seek approval of an SIC professional development 
program via issuance of operations specifications (Ops Specs) to allow 
the certificate holder's pilots to log SIC time. Under an approved SIC 
professional development program, pilots may log SIC time in part 135 
operations conducted in multiengine airplanes and single engine 
turbine-powered airplanes that do not otherwise require an SIC, if 
those pilots: (1) Meet certification, training, and qualification 
requirements for pilots in part 135 operations, and (2) serve under the 
supervision of a part 135 PIC who meets certain experience 
requirements.
    The FAA estimates that 20 operators will take approximately 40 
hours each to develop and submit an acceptable new SIC training 
program. This program change will result in a burden increase of 800 
hours in the first year of information collection only.
    The FAA estimates that 50 operators will take approximately 20 
hours each to revise and submit an acceptable SIC training program. 
This program change will result in a burden increase of 1,000 hours.
    The new or revised SIC training program will result in a burden of 
1,800 total hours in the first year of information collection.
    In addition, the FAA has revised the burden in section 135.325 to 
remove the calculation of the burden for new applicants (for initial 
approval of training programs); this burden should not be reflected in 
this collection as it is already addressed in a previously approved 
collection (2120-0593 Certification: Air Carriers and Commercial 
Operators--FAR Part 119). This change is necessary to avoid double-
counting the burden.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: The overall burden for part 135 was 
previously estimated at 1,154,674 hours. With the removal of the 
initial certification burden already accounted for in the part 119 
statement, addition of the SIC training program development and 
approval burden, the total new annual reduced burden estimate is 
1,314,814 hours. This is a reduction of 160,140 hours from the previous 
estimate.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 23, 2018.
Barbara Hall,
FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises Business 
Services Division, ASP-110.
[FR Doc. 2018-18883 Filed 8-30-18; 8:45 am]
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