Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 47000-47001 [2018-20052]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 47000 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2018 / Notices in interstate commerce (81 FR 42035; 81 FR 42044; 81 FR 59725; 81 FR 62793): Scott D. Allen (NE) Scott R. Bailey (MA) Michael J. Beaver (MN) Casey G. Bergman (MN) Gary R. Butts (NY) Christopher D. Chapman (IA) Robert J. Chapman (OH) Carey P. Cole (PA) Steven A. Crain (LA) Phillip Daquila III (IL) Paul J. Dematas (NY) Kirk A. Erickson (MN) Raymond E. Fisher, Jr. (PA) Richard M. Frostig (CT) Jason L. Garrett (TX) Faustino P. Garza (TX) Lawrence M. Gates (NY) Alva E. Gladney (LA) Robert D. Golding (NM) John J. Gonzalez (CT) Bruce E. Gusler (NH) James M. Haight (NC) Bradley T. Hall (AL) Travis L. Handy (DE) William C. Higgins (NC) David R. Hodge (MI) Paul D. Hollenbeck (UT) Jame Holman (PA) Kevin R. Holz (MN) Brian J. Hurley (IL) Willis A. Jergenson (IA) Steven C. Jordan, Jr. (MD) Kevin M. Krug (IN) Duane A. Leazott (MN) Robert A. Lewis (PA) Brian C. Link (NY) Bruce A. Mattison (WA) James K. Medeiros (RI) Richard E. Mellors (NY) Gregory S. Montierth (CA) Daniel M. Mulligan (NJ) John N. Mulready (MA) Colton J. Nefzger (ND) Jerry L. Niichel (IA) Donald S. Oakes (PA) Dorian T. Papazikos (AL) Ardell Parks (IL) Terry D. Paxton (PA) Carson A. Penny (CA) Lawrence C. Powers (MI) Reynier Prieto (FL) Charles V. Radford, Jr. (NC) David E. Roth (MN) Kenneth R. Schleppy (PA) John J. Shedlock (PA) Jonathan W. Simoneau (NH) Malcom D. Small (TX) Russell F. Smith (PA) Trenton W. Socha (TX) Edward D. Sprague (WI) Carla J. Stafford (TN) Kenneth R. Stephenson (TX) Jeffrey S. Toler (IN) Luis M. Torres (CT) Lyle D. Tunink (IA) Fasitupe Tupuola (CA) VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Sep 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 Louis D. Valente (MA) Robert L. Westergaard (NJ) James A. Wiggins (OK) Reed R. Wilken (IL) Mark A. Williams (IN) Robert A. Yerges (WI) Abraham K. Yohannan (NY) Kyle S. Yount (KY) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2016–0041; FMCSA– 2016–0042. Their exemptions are applicable as of July 29, 2018, and will expire on July 29, 2020. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315, each exemption will be valid for two years from the effective date unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if the following occurs: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained prior to being granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315. Issued on: September 12, 2018. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–20160 Filed 9–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2017–0002–N–8] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below. Before submitting this ICR to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the ICR activities by mail to either: Mr. Robert Brogan, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory Analysis Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W33–497, 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, Room W34–212, Washington, DC 20590. Commenters requesting FRA to acknowledge receipt of their respective comments must include a self-addressed stamped postcard stating, ‘‘Comments on OMB Control Number 2130—NEW,’’ and should also include the title of the ICR. 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 and title in any correspondence submitted. FRA will summarize comments received in response to this notice in a subsequent notice and include them in its information collection submission to OMB for approval. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory Analysis Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W33–497, 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, Room W34–212, 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 of the activities. See 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.8 through 1320.12. Specifically, FRA invites interested parties to comment on the following ICR 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 E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 47001 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2018 / Notices collection activities on the public, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1). FRA believes that soliciting public comment may reduce the administrative and paperwork burdens associated with the collection of information that Federal regulations mandate. See 44 U.S.C. 3501. The summary below describes the ICR that FRA will submit for OMB clearance as the PRA requires: Title: Driver Awareness of Emergency Notification System (ENS) Signage at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings. OMB Control Number: 2130—NEW. Abstract: FRA is interested in understanding more about drivers’ awareness and understanding of the ENS signs posted at highway-rail grade crossings. ENS signs are placed at crossings so that if a driver encounters a malfunctioning crossing or an unsafe condition at a crossing the driver can call the number on the sign and use the posted crossing identification number to report the issue. If a driver were to become stuck on the tracks, the driver can also call the phone number displayed on the ENS sign to notify the railroad. This would help the railroad slow or stop any oncoming train and dispatch individuals who could help safely remove the stuck vehicle. Drivers may also choose to call the ENS number if they believe the crossing signage is damaged or obstructed. The study will help shed light on how drivers react when crossing infrastructure appears to be malfunctioning or when they become stuck on or near the crossing. This study will pay particular attention to whether drivers look for or attempt to make use of the information on the ENS sign. The proposed study will use the FRA Driving Simulator, housed at the Volpe National Transportation System Center, to study driver behavior, including drivers’ potential interaction with the ENS signage, at a variety of gate types and ENS sign orientations. Participants will be asked to drive through a variety of scenarios to understand their behaviors under certain circumstances. The data collected in this portion will include: a. Information on the vehicle driver’s behavior to determine what a driver does and where the driver looks when at a crossing equipped with a functioning warning system; b. information on the vehicle driver’s behavior to determine how a driver responds to a malfunctioning crossing gate (e.g., violated safety signals, turned around and found another route); c. information on a driver’s eye fixation locations to determine whether the driver notices an ENS sign or if the driver’s eye fixates long enough to read it, when crossing warning systems are functioning properly or malfunctioning; d. information on a driver’s response to an ENS sign to determine whether the driver would use the information on the sign to address the issue; and e. information on a driver’s response to an ENS sign to determine whether the driver would use the information on the sign if the driver becomes stuck on the tracks. This study will evaluate each participant’s awareness of the ENS sign and the purpose it serves as well as the participant’s response to various functioning and malfunctioning highway-rail grade crossing warning systems. Type of Request: Approval of a new collection of information. Affected Public: Individuals. Form(s): N/A. Respondent Universe: 100 individual volunteer drivers. Frequency of Submission: One-time. REPORTING BURDEN Respondent universe Oral Interviews ................................................ 100 Volunteer Drivers .................................... Total Estimated Annual Responses: 100. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 100 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. Juan D. Reyes III, Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2018–20052 Filed 9–14–18; 8:45 am] daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Total annual responses Form BILLING CODE 4910–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Sep 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2015–0044] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that on July 18, 2018, Siemens Industry, Inc. (Siemens) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to amend its waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR 232.409(d), Inspection and Testing of End-of-Train Devices. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2015–0044. Siemens previously received relief from the requirements of 49 CFR 232.409(d) for two of its EOT models: Q3920 and R3930 (the dual air pipe version of Q3920). Siemens seeks additional relief from 49 CFR 232.409(d) for two new EOT models: A90385 and PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 100 Average time per response (hours) 1 Total annual burden hours 100 A90390. These two models are smaller and lighter than previous models. Both models (A90385 and A90390) use the same Ritron DTX–445 radio (exempt from periodic calibration via waiver in Docket Number FRA–2009–0015) as the previous model Q3920. Siemens states that, like the Q3920, the consistency of performance for the new EOT models (A90385 and A90390) is based on the reliability and accuracy of the Ritron DTX–445 radio. Therefore, Siemens contends that as long as the Ritron radio waiver in Docket Number FRA–2009– 0015 is valid, the new Siemens EOT models (A90385 and A90390) should also be exempt from periodic calibration. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 180 (Monday, September 17, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2017-0002-N-8]


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. 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) and its 
implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the new Information 
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below. Before submitting this ICR 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is 
soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities 
identified below.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
November 16, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the ICR 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, Room W33-
497, 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, Room W34-212, 
Washington, DC 20590. Commenters requesting FRA to acknowledge receipt 
of their respective comments must include a self-addressed stamped 
postcard stating, ``Comments on OMB Control Number 2130--NEW,'' and 
should also include the title of the ICR. Alternatively, comments may 
be faxed to (202) 493-6216 or (202) 493-6497, or emailed to Mr. Brogan 
at [email protected], or Ms. Toone at [email protected]. Please 
refer to the assigned OMB control number and title in any 
correspondence submitted. FRA will summarize comments received in 
response to this notice in a subsequent notice and include them in its 
information collection submission to OMB for approval.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory 
Analysis Division, RRS-21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Room W33-497, 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, Room W34-212, 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 of the activities. 
See 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.8 through 1320.12. Specifically, 
FRA invites interested parties to comment on the following ICR 
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

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collection activities on the public, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. See 44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1). FRA believes that soliciting 
public comment may reduce the administrative and paperwork burdens 
associated with the collection of information that Federal regulations 
mandate. See 44 U.S.C. 3501.
    The summary below describes the ICR that FRA will submit for OMB 
clearance as the PRA requires:
    Title: Driver Awareness of Emergency Notification System (ENS) 
Signage at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings.
    OMB Control Number: 2130--NEW.
    Abstract: FRA is interested in understanding more about drivers' 
awareness and understanding of the ENS signs posted at highway-rail 
grade crossings. ENS signs are placed at crossings so that if a driver 
encounters a malfunctioning crossing or an unsafe condition at a 
crossing the driver can call the number on the sign and use the posted 
crossing identification number to report the issue. If a driver were to 
become stuck on the tracks, the driver can also call the phone number 
displayed on the ENS sign to notify the railroad. This would help the 
railroad slow or stop any oncoming train and dispatch individuals who 
could help safely remove the stuck vehicle. Drivers may also choose to 
call the ENS number if they believe the crossing signage is damaged or 
obstructed. The study will help shed light on how drivers react when 
crossing infrastructure appears to be malfunctioning or when they 
become stuck on or near the crossing. This study will pay particular 
attention to whether drivers look for or attempt to make use of the 
information on the ENS sign.
    The proposed study will use the FRA Driving Simulator, housed at 
the Volpe National Transportation System Center, to study driver 
behavior, including drivers' potential interaction with the ENS 
signage, at a variety of gate types and ENS sign orientations.
    Participants will be asked to drive through a variety of scenarios 
to understand their behaviors under certain circumstances. The data 
collected in this portion will include:
    a. Information on the vehicle driver's behavior to determine what a 
driver does and where the driver looks when at a crossing equipped with 
a functioning warning system;
    b. information on the vehicle driver's behavior to determine how a 
driver responds to a malfunctioning crossing gate (e.g., violated 
safety signals, turned around and found another route);
    c. information on a driver's eye fixation locations to determine 
whether the driver notices an ENS sign or if the driver's eye fixates 
long enough to read it, when crossing warning systems are functioning 
properly or malfunctioning;
    d. information on a driver's response to an ENS sign to determine 
whether the driver would use the information on the sign to address the 
issue; and
    e. information on a driver's response to an ENS sign to determine 
whether the driver would use the information on the sign if the driver 
becomes stuck on the tracks.
    This study will evaluate each participant's awareness of the ENS 
sign and the purpose it serves as well as the participant's response to 
various functioning and malfunctioning highway-rail grade crossing 
warning systems.
    Type of Request: Approval of a new collection of information.
    Affected Public: Individuals.
    Form(s): N/A.
    Respondent Universe: 100 individual volunteer drivers.
    Frequency of Submission: One-time.

                                                Reporting Burden
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                                                                                   Average time
                 Form                      Respondent universe     Total annual    per response    Total annual
                                                                     responses        (hours)      burden hours
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Oral Interviews.......................  100 Volunteer Drivers...             100               1             100
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    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 100.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 100 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.

Juan D. Reyes III,
Chief Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2018-20052 Filed 9-14-18; 8:45 am]
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