Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 66323-66325 [2018-27914]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Notices challenge an NRC staff determination granting access to SUNSI whose release would harm that party’s interest independent of the proceeding. Such a challenge must be filed within 5 days of the notification by the NRC staff of its grant of access and must be filed with: (a) The presiding officer designated in this proceeding; (b) if no presiding officer has been appointed, the Chief Administrative Judge, or if he or she is unavailable, another administrative judge, or an Administrative Law Judge with jurisdiction pursuant to 10 CFR 2.318(a); or (c) if another officer has been designated to rule on information access issues, with that officer. If challenges to the NRC staff determinations are filed, these The attachment to this Order summarizes the general target schedule for processing and resolving requests under these procedures. It is so ordered. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 18th day of December, 2018. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Annette L. Vietti-Cook, Secretary of the Commission. Attachment 1—General Target Schedule for Processing and Resolving Requests for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information in This Proceeding Day Event/activity 0 ........................ Publication of Federal Register notice of hearing and opportunity to petition for leave to intervene, including order with instructions for access requests. Deadline for submitting requests for access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information (SUNSI) with information: Supporting the standing of a potential party identified by name and address; describing the need for the information in order for the potential party to participate meaningfully in an adjudicatory proceeding. Deadline for submitting petition for intervention containing: (i) Demonstration of standing; and (ii) all contentions whose formulation does not require access to SUNSI (+25 Answers to petition for intervention; +7 petitioner/requestor reply). U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff informs the requester of the staff’s determination whether the request for access provides a reasonable basis to believe standing can be established and shows need for SUNSI. (NRC staff also informs any party to the proceeding whose interest independent of the proceeding would be harmed by the release of the information.) If NRC staff makes the finding of need for SUNSI and likelihood of standing, NRC staff begins document processing (preparation of redactions or review of redacted documents). If NRC staff finds no ‘‘need’’ or no likelihood of standing, the deadline for petitioner/requester to file a motion seeking a ruling to reverse the NRC staff’s denial of access; NRC staff files copy of access determination with the presiding officer (or Chief Administrative Judge or other designated officer, as appropriate). If NRC staff finds ‘‘need’’ for SUNSI, the deadline for any party to the proceeding whose interest independent of the proceeding would be harmed by the release of the information to file a motion seeking a ruling to reverse the NRC staff’s grant of access. Deadline for NRC staff reply to motions to reverse NRC staff determination(s). (Receipt +30) If NRC staff finds standing and need for SUNSI, deadline for NRC staff to complete information processing and file motion for Protective Order and draft Non-Disclosure Affidavit. Deadline for applicant/licensee to file Non-Disclosure Agreement for SUNSI. If access granted: Issuance of presiding officer or other designated officer decision on motion for protective order for access to sensitive information (including schedule for providing access and submission of contentions) or decision reversing a final adverse determination by the NRC staff. Deadline for filing executed Non-Disclosure Affidavits. Access provided to SUNSI consistent with decision issuing the protective order. Deadline for submission of contentions whose development depends upon access to SUNSI. However, if more than 25 days remain between the petitioner’s receipt of (or access to) the information and the deadline for filing all other contentions (as established in the notice of opportunity to request a hearing and petition for leave to intervene), the petitioner may file its SUNSI contentions by that later deadline. (Contention receipt +25) Answers to contentions whose development depends upon access to SUNSI. (Answer receipt +7) Petitioner/Intervenor reply to answers. Decision on contention admission. 10 ...................... 60 ...................... 20 ...................... 25 ...................... 30 ...................... 40 ...................... A ....................... A + 3 ................. A + 28 ............... A + 53 ............... A + 60 ............... >A + 60 ............. In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB’s estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 3 Requesters should note that the filing requirements of the NRC’s E-Filing Rule (72 FR 49139; August 28, 2007, as amended at 77 FR 46562; August 3, 2012) apply to appeals of NRC staff determinations (because they must be served on a presiding officer or the Commission, as applicable), but not to the initial SUNSI request submitted to the NRC staff under these procedures. [FR Doc. 2018–27844 Filed 12–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 procedures give way to the normal process for litigating disputes concerning access to information. The availability of interlocutory review by the Commission of orders ruling on such NRC staff determinations (whether granting or denying access) is governed by 10 CFR 2.311.3 I. The Commission expects that the NRC staff and presiding officers (and any other reviewing officers) will consider and resolve requests for access to SUNSI, and motions for protective orders, in a timely fashion in order to minimize any unnecessary delays in identifying those petitioners who have standing and who have propounded contentions meeting the specificity and basis requirements in 10 CFR part 2. 66323 Proposed Collection; Comment Request SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 66324 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Notices 1. Title and purpose of information collection: Application for Survivor Insurance Annuities; OMB 3220–0030. Under Section 2(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), monthly survivor annuities are payable to surviving widow(er)s, parents, unmarried children, and in certain cases, divorced spouses, mothers (fathers), remarried widow(er)s, and grandchildren of deceased railroad employees if there are no qualified survivors of the employee immediately eligible for an annuity. The requirements relating to the annuities are prescribed in 20 CFR 216, 217, 218, and 219. To collect the information needed to help determine an applicant’s entitlement to, and the amount of, a survivor annuity the RRB uses Forms AA–17, Application for Widow(er)’s Annuity; AA–17b, Applications for Determination of Widow(er)’s Disability; AA–18, Application for Mother’s/ Father’s and Child’s Annuity; AA–19, Application for Child’s Annuity; AA– 19a, Application for Determination of Child’s Disability; AA–20, Application for Parent’s Annuity, and electronic Forms AA–17cert, Application Summary and Certification and AA– 17sum, Application Summary. The on-line automated survivor annuity application (Forms AA–17, AA–18, AA–19, and AA–20) process obtains information about an applicant’s marital history, work history, benefits from other government agencies, and Medicare entitlement for a survivor annuity. An RRB representative interviews the applicant either at a field office (preferred), an itinerant point, or by telephone. During the interview, the RRB representative enters the information obtained into an on-line information system. Upon completion of the interview, the system generates, for the applicant’s review, either Form AA– 17cert or AA–17sum, which provides a summary of the information that the applicant provided or verified. Form AA–17cert, Application Summary and Certification, requires a tradition pen and ink ‘‘wet’’ signature. Form AA– 17sum, Application Summary, documents the alternate signing method called ‘‘Attestation,’’ which is an action taken by the RRB representative to confirm and annotate in the RRB records (1) the applicant’s intent to file an application; (2) the applicant’s affirmation under penalty of perjury that the information provided is correct; and (3) the applicant’s agreement to sign the application by proxy. When the RRB representative is unable to contact the applicant in person or by telephone, for example, the applicant lives in another country, a manual version of the appropriate form is used. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion of the forms is required to obtain a benefit. The RRB proposes significant changes to Form AA–17b in support of the RRB’s Disability Program Improvement Plan (DPIP) to enhance and improve disability case processing and overall program integrity as recommended by the RRB’s Office of Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office. Proposed changes to Form AA– 17b include the addition of questions regarding the applicant’s attempt to go back to work; education and training; additional scheduled medical care; daily activities, including any social and recreational activities and volunteer work; and possible use of a facilitator or attorney to either complete or aid in the completion of the application. Clarification of existing items and other non-burden impacting editorial and formatting changes to make the AA–17b consistent with other DPIP forms enhancements are also being proposed. ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN Annual responses Form No. AA–17 Application Process: AA–17cert ............................................................................................................................. AA–17sum ............................................................................................................................ AA–17b: (With assistance) .................................................................................................................. (Without assistance) ............................................................................................................. AA–19a: (With assistance) .................................................................................................................. (Without assistance) ............................................................................................................. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Total ............................................................................................................................... 2. Title and purpose of information collection: Application for Spouse Annuity under the Railroad Retirement Act; OMB 3220–0042. Section 2(c) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), provides for the payment of annuities to spouses of railroad retirement annuitants who meet the requirements under the RRA. The age requirements for a spouse annuity depend on the employee’s age, date of retirement, and years of railroad service. The requirements relating to the annuities are prescribed in 20 CFR 216, 218, 219, 232, 234, and 295. To collect the information needed to help determine an applicant’s entitlement to, and the amount of, a spouse annuity the RRB uses non-OMB VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 Form AA–3, Application for Spouse/ Divorced Spouse Annuity, and electronic OMB Forms AA–3cert, Application Summary and Certification, and AA–3sum, Application Summary. The AA–3 application process gathers information from an applicant about their marital history, work history, benefits from other government agencies, and Medicare entitlement for a spouse annuity. An RRB representative interviews the applicant either at a field office (preferred), an itinerant point, or by telephone. During the interview, the RRB representative enters the information obtained into an on-line information system. Upon completion of the interview, the system PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Time (minutes) Burden (hours) 900 2,100 20 19 300 665 250 20 45 55 188 18 200 15 45 65 150 16 3,485 ........................ 1,337 generates, for the applicant’s review, either Form AA–3cert or AA–3sum, which is a summary of the information that the applicant provided or verified. Form AA–3cert, Application Summary and Certification, requires a traditional pen and ink ‘‘wet’’ signature. Form AA– 3sum, Application Summary, documents an alternate signing method called ‘‘Attestation,’’ which is an action taken by the RRB representative to confirm and annotate in the RRB records (1) the applicant’s intent to file an application; (2) the applicant’s affirmation under penalty of perjury that the information provided is correct; and (3) the applicant’s agreement to sign the application by proxy. When the RRB E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 66325 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Notices representative is unable to contact the applicant in person or by telephone, for example, the applicant lives in another country, a manual version of Form AA– 3 is used. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion of the form is required to obtain a benefit. The RRB proposes no changes to the forms in the information collection. ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN Annual responses Form No. Burden (hours) Form AA–3cert (Ink Signature) .................................................................................................... Form AA–3sum (Attestation) ....................................................................................................... 6,400 4,600 30 29 3,200 2,223 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 11,000 ........................ 5,423 Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, and/or supporting material, contact Brian Foster at (312) 751–4826. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Brian Foster, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611– 1275 or emailed to Brian.Foster@rrb.gov. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Brian D. Foster, Records Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–27914 Filed 12–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–84846; File No. SR–BX– 2014–048] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Nasdaq BX, Inc.; Order Granting an Extension to Limited Exemptions From Rule 612(c) of Regulation NMS In Connection With the Exchange’s Retail Price Improvement Program Until June 30, 2019 December 18, 2018. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Time (minutes) On November 28, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) issued an order pursuant to its authority under Rule 612(c) of Regulation NMS (‘‘Sub-Penny Rule’’) 1 that granted The NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc., n/k/a Nasdaq BX, Inc. (‘‘BX’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’), a limited exemption from the Sub-Penny Rule in connection with the operation of the Exchange’s Retail Price Improvement Program (the ‘‘RPI Program’’).2 The limited exemption was granted concurrently with the Commission’s approval of the Exchange’s proposal to 1 17 CFR 242.612(c). Securities Exchange Act Release No. 73702, 79 FR 72049 (December 4, 2014) (SR–BX–2014–048) (‘‘RPI Approval Order’’). 2 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 adopt its RPI Program for a one-year pilot term.3 On November 20, 2015, the Commission extended the temporary exemption until December 2016 concurrently with an immediately effective filing that extended the operation of the RPI Program until December 1, 2016.4 On December 1, 2016, the Commission extended the temporary exemption until December 1, 2017 concurrently with an immediately effective filing that extended the operation of the RPI Program until December 1, 2017.5 On December 1, 2017, the Commission extended the temporary exemption until June 30, 2018 concurrently with an immediately effective filing that extended the operation of the RPI Program until June 30, 2018.6 On June 28, 2018, the Commission again extended the temporary exemption until December 31, 2018 concurrently with an immediately effective filing that extended the operation of the RPI Program until December 31, 2018.7 The Exchange now seeks to extend the exemption until June 30, 2019.8 The Exchange’s request was made in conjunction with an immediately effective filing that extends the operation of the RPI Program through the same date.9 In its request to extend the exemption, the Exchange notes that given the gradual implementation of the RPI Program and the preliminary 3 See id. Securities Exchange Act Release No. 76490 (November 20, 2015), 80 FR 74165 (November 27, 2015) (SR–BX–2015–073). 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 79446 (December 1, 2016), 81 FR 88290 (December 7, 2016) (SR–BX–2016–065). 6 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 82192 (December 1, 2017), 82 FR 57809 (December 7, 2017) (SR–BX–2017–055). 7 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 83539 (June 28, 2018), 83 FR 31203 (July 3, 2018) (SR–BX– 2018–026). 8 See Letter from Jeffrey S. Davis, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel and Secretary, Nasdaq BX, Inc. to Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, dated December 11, 2018 (‘‘BX Letter’’). 9 See SR–BX–2018–063. 4 See PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 participation and results, extending the exemption would provide additional opportunities for greater participation and assessment of the results.10 Accordingly, the Exchange has asked additional time to allow it and the Commission to analyze data concerning the RPI Program, which the Exchange committed to provide to the Commission.11 For this reason and the reasons stated in the RPI Approval Order originally granting the limited exemption, the Commission, pursuant to its authority under Rule 612(c) of Regulation NMS, finds that pursuant to its authority under Rule 612(c) of Regulation NMS, extending the exemption is appropriate in the public interest and consistent with the protection of investors. Therefore, it is hereby ordered that, pursuant to Rule 612(c) of Regulation NMS, the Exchange is granted a limited exemption from Rule 612 of Regulation NMS that allows the Exchange to accept and rank orders priced equal to or greater than $1.00 per share in increments of $0.001, in connection with the operation of its RPI Program, until June 30, 2019. The limited and temporary exemption extended by this Order is subject to modification or revocation if at any time the Commission determines that such action is necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Responsibility for compliance with any applicable provisions of the Federal securities laws must rest with the persons relying on the exemptions that are the subject of this Order. 10 See, e.g., BX Letter at 3; RPI Approval Order, supra note 2. 11 See, id. E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 246 (Wednesday, December 26, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66323-66325]
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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for 
public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad 
Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data 
collections.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information 
collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; 
(b) the accuracy of the RRB's estimate of the burden of the collection 
of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize 
the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.

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    1. Title and purpose of information collection: Application for 
Survivor Insurance Annuities; OMB 3220-0030.
    Under Section 2(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), monthly 
survivor annuities are payable to surviving widow(er)s, parents, 
unmarried children, and in certain cases, divorced spouses, mothers 
(fathers), remarried widow(er)s, and grandchildren of deceased railroad 
employees if there are no qualified survivors of the employee 
immediately eligible for an annuity. The requirements relating to the 
annuities are prescribed in 20 CFR 216, 217, 218, and 219.
    To collect the information needed to help determine an applicant's 
entitlement to, and the amount of, a survivor annuity the RRB uses 
Forms AA-17, Application for Widow(er)'s Annuity; AA-17b, Applications 
for Determination of Widow(er)'s Disability; AA-18, Application for 
Mother's/Father's and Child's Annuity; AA-19, Application for Child's 
Annuity; AA-19a, Application for Determination of Child's Disability; 
AA-20, Application for Parent's Annuity, and electronic Forms AA-
17cert, Application Summary and Certification and AA-17sum, Application 
Summary.
    The on-line automated survivor annuity application (Forms AA-17, 
AA-18, AA-19, and AA-20) process obtains information about an 
applicant's marital history, work history, benefits from other 
government agencies, and Medicare entitlement for a survivor annuity. 
An RRB representative interviews the applicant either at a field office 
(preferred), an itinerant point, or by telephone. During the interview, 
the RRB representative enters the information obtained into an on-line 
information system. Upon completion of the interview, the system 
generates, for the applicant's review, either Form AA-17cert or AA-
17sum, which provides a summary of the information that the applicant 
provided or verified. Form AA-17cert, Application Summary and 
Certification, requires a tradition pen and ink ``wet'' signature. Form 
AA-17sum, Application Summary, documents the alternate signing method 
called ``Attestation,'' which is an action taken by the RRB 
representative to confirm and annotate in the RRB records (1) the 
applicant's intent to file an application; (2) the applicant's 
affirmation under penalty of perjury that the information provided is 
correct; and (3) the applicant's agreement to sign the application by 
proxy. When the RRB representative is unable to contact the applicant 
in person or by telephone, for example, the applicant lives in another 
country, a manual version of the appropriate form is used. One response 
is requested of each respondent. Completion of the forms is required to 
obtain a benefit.
    The RRB proposes significant changes to Form AA-17b in support of 
the RRB's Disability Program Improvement Plan (DPIP) to enhance and 
improve disability case processing and overall program integrity as 
recommended by the RRB's Office of Inspector General and the Government 
Accountability Office. Proposed changes to Form AA-17b include the 
addition of questions regarding the applicant's attempt to go back to 
work; education and training; additional scheduled medical care; daily 
activities, including any social and recreational activities and 
volunteer work; and possible use of a facilitator or attorney to either 
complete or aid in the completion of the application. Clarification of 
existing items and other non-burden impacting editorial and formatting 
changes to make the AA-17b consistent with other DPIP forms 
enhancements are also being proposed.

                                      Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden
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                                                                      Annual
                            Form No.                                 responses    Time (minutes)  Burden (hours)
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AA-17 Application Process:
    AA-17cert...................................................             900              20             300
    AA-17sum....................................................           2,100              19             665
AA-17b:
    (With assistance)...........................................             250              45             188
    (Without assistance)........................................              20              55              18
AA-19a:
    (With assistance)...........................................             200              45             150
    (Without assistance)........................................              15              65              16
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
        Total...................................................           3,485  ..............           1,337
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    2. Title and purpose of information collection: Application for 
Spouse Annuity under the Railroad Retirement Act; OMB 3220-0042.
    Section 2(c) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), provides for the 
payment of annuities to spouses of railroad retirement annuitants who 
meet the requirements under the RRA. The age requirements for a spouse 
annuity depend on the employee's age, date of retirement, and years of 
railroad service. The requirements relating to the annuities are 
prescribed in 20 CFR 216, 218, 219, 232, 234, and 295.
    To collect the information needed to help determine an applicant's 
entitlement to, and the amount of, a spouse annuity the RRB uses non-
OMB Form AA-3, Application for Spouse/Divorced Spouse Annuity, and 
electronic OMB Forms AA-3cert, Application Summary and Certification, 
and AA-3sum, Application Summary.
    The AA-3 application process gathers information from an applicant 
about their marital history, work history, benefits from other 
government agencies, and Medicare entitlement for a spouse annuity. An 
RRB representative interviews the applicant either at a field office 
(preferred), an itinerant point, or by telephone. During the interview, 
the RRB representative enters the information obtained into an on-line 
information system. Upon completion of the interview, the system 
generates, for the applicant's review, either Form AA-3cert or AA-3sum, 
which is a summary of the information that the applicant provided or 
verified. Form AA-3cert, Application Summary and Certification, 
requires a traditional pen and ink ``wet'' signature. Form AA-3sum, 
Application Summary, documents an alternate signing method called 
``Attestation,'' which is an action taken by the RRB representative to 
confirm and annotate in the RRB records (1) the applicant's intent to 
file an application; (2) the applicant's affirmation under penalty of 
perjury that the information provided is correct; and (3) the 
applicant's agreement to sign the application by proxy. When the RRB

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representative is unable to contact the applicant in person or by 
telephone, for example, the applicant lives in another country, a 
manual version of Form AA-3 is used. One response is requested of each 
respondent. Completion of the form is required to obtain a benefit.
    The RRB proposes no changes to the forms in the information 
collection.

                                      Estimate of Annual Respondent Burden
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                                                                      Annual           Time           Burden
                            Form No.                                 responses       (minutes)        (hours)
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Form AA-3cert (Ink Signature)...................................           6,400              30           3,200
Form AA-3sum (Attestation)......................................           4,600              29           2,223
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................................          11,000  ..............           5,423
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    Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or 
to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, 
and/or supporting material, contact Brian Foster at (312) 751-4826. 
Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to 
Brian Foster, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, 
Chicago, Illinois 60611-1275 or emailed to Brian.Foster@rrb.gov. 
Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

Brian D. Foster,
Records Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-27914 Filed 12-21-18; 8:45 am]
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