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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 184 / Friday, September 21, 2018 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES unnecessary delay in the transportation of hazardous materials, and are therefore preempted with respect to all drivers of motor vehicles that are transporting hazardous materials. The agency also finds that the California meal and rest break requirements are preempted with respect to drivers of motor vehicles that are transporting Division 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3 explosive material and are subject to the attendance requirements of 49 CFR 397.5(a), because it is not possible for a motor carrier employer’s drivers to comply with the off-duty requirement of the California rule and the federal attendance requirement. Finally, the California meal and rest break requirements are preempted as to motor carriers who are required to file a security plan under 49 CFR 172.800, and who have filed security plans requiring constant attendance of hazardous materials. VI. Petition for Reconsideration/ Judicial Review In accordance with 49 CFR 107.211(a), any person aggrieved by this determination may file a petition for reconsideration within 20 days of publication of this determination in the Federal Register. If a petition for reconsideration is filed within 20 days of publication in the Federal Register, the decision by PHMSA’s Chief Counsel on the petition for reconsideration becomes PHMSA’s final agency action with respect to the person requesting reconsideration. See 49 CFR 107.211(d). If a person does not request reconsideration in a timely fashion, then this determination is PHMSA’s final agency action as to that person, as of the date of publication in the Federal Register. Any person who wishes to seek judicial review of a preemption determination must do so by filing a petition for review in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, or in the United States Court of Appeals for the circuit in which the petitioner resides or has its principal place of business, within 60 days after the determination becomes final with respect to the filing party. See 49 U.S.C. 5127(a). The filing of a petition for reconsideration is not a prerequisite to seeking judicial review of this decision under 49 U.S.C. 5127(a). Issued in Washington, DC, on September 14, 2018. Paul J. Roberti, Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2018–20542 Filed 9–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Sep 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2018–0020 (Notice No. 2018–13)] Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on a new information collection pertaining to hazardous materials transportation for which PHMSA intends to request from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). PHMSA received five comments in response to the 60-Day Notice, all of which were outside the scope of this information collection request. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 22, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, identified by Docket No. PHMSA–2018–0020 (Notice No. 2018– 13), by any of the following methods: • Mail: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for DOT–PHMSA, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. • Fax: 202–395–5806. • Email to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov. We invite comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Docket: For access to the dockets to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Andrews or Shelby Geller, Standards and Rulemaking Division, (202) 366–8553, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47969 Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Section 1320.8(d), Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) requires PHMSA to provide interested members of the public and affected agencies an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping requests. This notice identifies a new information collect request that PHMSA will be submitting to OMB. This information collection will be contained in 49 CFR 171.6 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 171– 180). PHMSA will revise burden estimates, where appropriate, to reflect current reporting levels or adjustments based on changes in proposed or final rules published once the information collection is approved. The following information is provided for this information collection: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) summary of the information collection activity; (3) description of affected public; (4) estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (5) frequency of collection. PHMSA will request a 3-year approval for this information collection activity and will publish a notice in the Federal Register upon OMB’s approval. PHMSA requests comments on the following information collection: Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. Abstract: The information collection activity will garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Department’s commitment to improving service delivery. Qualitative feedback is information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insight into customer or stakeholder perceptions, opinions, experiences, and expectations, as well as an early warning of issues with service or focus attention on areas where communication, training, or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative, and actionable communications between PHMSA and customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. Feedback or information collected under this generic clearance will provide useful information, but it SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 47970 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 184 / Friday, September 21, 2018 / Notices will not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. The Department will submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: • The collections are voluntary. • The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government. • The collections are noncontroversial and do not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies. • Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with the program or may have experience with the program in the near future. • Personally identifiable information is collected only to the extent necessary and is not retained. • Information gathered is intended to be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and is not intended for release outside of the Department (if released, the Department must indicate the qualitative nature of the information). This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. Type of Review: New. Affected Public: Individuals and households, businesses and organizations, State, Local or Tribal Governments. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,000. Estimated Annual Responses: 6,000. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Sep 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 3,000. Frequency of Collection: One-time requirement. Issued in Washington, DC, on September 17, 2018. William S. Schoonover, Associate Administrator of Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–20521 Filed 9–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Fiscal Service Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: For the period beginning July 1, 2018, and ending on December 31, 2018, the prompt payment interest rate is 31⁄2 per centum per annum. DATES: July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments or inquiries may be mailed to: E-Commerce Division, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, 401 14th Street SW, Room 306F, Washington, DC 20227. Comments or inquiries may also be emailed to PromptPayment@ fiscal.treasury.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas M. Burnum, E-Commerce Division, (202) 874–6430; or Thomas Kearns, Attorney-Advisor, Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 874–7036. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An agency that has acquired property or service from a business concern and has failed to pay for the complete delivery of property or service by the required payment date shall pay the business concern an interest penalty. 31 U.S.C. 3902(a). The Contract Disputes Act of 1978, Sec. 12, Public Law 95–563, 92 Stat. 2389, and the Prompt Payment Act, 31 U.S.C. 3902(a), provide for the calculation of interest due on claims at the rate established by the Secretary of the Treasury. The Secretary of the Treasury has the authority to specify the rate by which the interest shall be computed for interest payments under section 12 of the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 and under the Prompt Payment Act. Under the Prompt Payment Act, if an interest penalty is owed to a business concern, the penalty shall be paid regardless of whether the business concern requested payment of such penalty. 31 U.S.C. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3902(c)(1). Agencies must pay the interest penalty calculated with the interest rate, which is in effect at the time the agency accrues the obligation to pay a late payment interest penalty. 31 U.S.C. 3902(a). ‘‘The interest penalty shall be paid for the period beginning on the day after the required payment date and ending on the date on which payment is made.’’ 31 U.S.C. 3902(b). Therefore, notice is given that the Secretary of the Treasury has determined that the rate of interest applicable for the period beginning July 1, 2018, and ending on December 31, 2018, is 31⁄2 per centum per annum. David A. Lebryk, Fiscal Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–20535 Filed 9–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AS–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Notice of OFAC Sanctions Action Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing an update to the identifying information of a person currently included in the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of this person are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with this person. SUMMARY: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202–622–2420; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202–622–2490; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202–622–2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel. 202–622–4855; or the Department of the Treasury’s Office of the General Counsel: Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), tel.: 202–622–2410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC’s website (www.treasury.gov/ofac). E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 184 (Friday, September 21, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2018-0020 (Notice No. 2018-13)]


Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), 
DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA 
invites comments on a new information collection pertaining to 
hazardous materials transportation for which PHMSA intends to request 
from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). PHMSA received five 
comments in response to the 60-Day Notice, all of which were outside 
the scope of this information collection request.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 22, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments regarding the burden estimate, 
including suggestions for reducing the burden, identified by Docket No. 
PHMSA-2018-0020 (Notice No. 2018-13), by any of the following methods:
     Mail: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office 
of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for DOT-PHMSA, 725 
17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503.
     Fax: 202-395-5806.
     Email to [email protected].
    We invite comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed information collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.
    Docket: For access to the dockets to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Andrews or Shelby Geller, 
Standards and Rulemaking Division, (202) 366-8553, Pipeline and 
Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1320.8(d), Title 5, Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) requires PHMSA to provide interested members of the 
public and affected agencies an opportunity to comment on information 
collection and recordkeeping requests. This notice identifies a new 
information collect request that PHMSA will be submitting to OMB. This 
information collection will be contained in 49 CFR 171.6 of the 
Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 171-180). PHMSA will 
revise burden estimates, where appropriate, to reflect current 
reporting levels or adjustments based on changes in proposed or final 
rules published once the information collection is approved. The 
following information is provided for this information collection: (1) 
Title of the information collection; (2) summary of the information 
collection activity; (3) description of affected public; (4) estimate 
of total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (5) frequency 
of collection. PHMSA will request a 3-year approval for this 
information collection activity and will publish a notice in the 
Federal Register upon OMB's approval. PHMSA requests comments on the 
following information collection:
    Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback 
on Agency Service Delivery.
    Abstract: The information collection activity will garner 
qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely 
manner, in accordance with the Department's commitment to improving 
service delivery. Qualitative feedback is information that provides 
useful insights on perceptions and opinions, not statistical surveys 
that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the 
population of study. This feedback will provide insight into customer 
or stakeholder perceptions, opinions, experiences, and expectations, as 
well as an early warning of issues with service or focus attention on 
areas where communication, training, or changes in operations might 
improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow 
for ongoing, collaborative, and actionable communications between PHMSA 
and customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to 
contribute directly to the improvement of program management. Feedback 
or information collected under this generic clearance will provide 
useful information, but it

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will not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population.
    The Department will submit a collection for approval under this 
generic clearance if it meets the following conditions:
     The collections are voluntary.
     The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on 
considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or 
burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents 
and the Federal Government.
     The collections are non-controversial and do not raise 
issues of concern to other Federal agencies.
     Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions 
from respondents who have experience with the program or may have 
experience with the program in the near future.
     Personally identifiable information is collected only to 
the extent necessary and is not retained.
     Information gathered is intended to be used only 
internally for general service improvement and program management 
purposes and is not intended for release outside of the Department (if 
released, the Department must indicate the qualitative nature of the 
information).
    This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not 
be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to 
yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time 
or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more 
rigorous designs that address: The target population to which 
generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design 
(including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements 
or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the 
expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse 
bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures 
that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending 
on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such 
collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic 
mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results.
    Type of Review: New.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households, businesses and 
organizations, State, Local or Tribal Governments.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,000.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 6,000.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 3,000.
    Frequency of Collection: One-time requirement.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 17, 2018.
William S. Schoonover,
Associate Administrator of Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and 
Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-20521 Filed 9-20-18; 8:45 am]
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