Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 72128-72129 [2019-28128]

Download as PDF 72128 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 249 / Monday, December 30, 2019 / Notices Total annual dollar cost equivalent Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response (b)(2)–(3)—A vendor’s or supplier’s notification, upon receipt of a report of any safety-critical failure of its product, to any railroads using the product. (d)—A railroad’s submission, to the applicable vendor or supplier, of the railroad’s procedures for action upon notification of a safety-critical failure, upgrade, patch, or revision to the PTC system and actions to be taken until it is adjusted, repaired, or replaced. (e)—A railroad’s database of all safety-relevant hazards, which must be maintained after the PTC system is placed in service. (e)(1)—A railroad’s notification to the vendor or supplier and FRA if the frequency of a safety-relevant hazard exceeds the threshold set forth in the PTCDP and PTCSP, and about the failure, malfunction, or defective condition that decreased or eliminated the safety functionality. (e)(2)—Continual updates about any and all subsequent failures. (g)—A railroad’s and vendor’s or supplier’s report, upon FRA request, about an investigation of an accident or service difficulty due to a manufacturing or design defect and their corrective actions. (h)—A PTC system vendor’s or supplier’s reports of any safety-relevant failures, defective conditions, previously unidentified hazards, recommended mitigation actions, and any affected railroads. 236.1029(b)(4)—A report of an en route failure, other failure, or cut out to a designated railroad officer of the host railroad. (h)—An annual report of PTC system failures due April 16th each year after a railroad’s applicable deadline for full PTC system implementation. 236.1031(a)–(d)—A railroad’s Request for Expedited Certification (REC). 236.1035(a)–(b)—A railroad’s request for authorization to field test an uncertified PTC system and any responses to FRA’s testing conditions. 236.1037(b)—Results of inspections and tests specified in a railroad’s PTCSP and PTCDP. (c)—A contractor’s records related to the testing, maintenance, or operation of a PTC system maintained at a designated office. (d)(3)—A railroad’s final report of the results of the analysis and countermeasures taken to reduce the frequency of safety-related hazards below the threshold set forth in the PTCSP. 236.1039(a)–(c), (e)—A railroad’s PTC Operations and Maintenance Manual (OMM), which must be maintained and available to FRA upon request. (d)—A railroad’s identification of a PTC system’s safety-critical components, including spare equipment. 236.1041(a)–(b) and 236.1043(a)—A railroad’s PTC Training and Qualification Program (i.e., a written plan). 236.1043(b)—Training records retained in a designated location and available to FRA upon request. Total .................................................................................. 10 vendors ............................. .5 notifications ........................ 8 hours ................................... 4 304 36 railroads ............................ 2.5 notifications ...................... 16 hours ................................. 40 3,040 36 railroads ............................ 36 database updates ............. 16 hours ................................. 576 43,776 36 railroads ............................ .5 notifications ........................ 8 hours ................................... 4 304 36 railroads ............................ .5 updates .............................. 8 hours ................................... 4 304 36 railroads ............................ .5 reports ................................ 40 hours ................................. 20 1,520 10 vendors ............................. .5 reports ................................ 8 hours ................................... 4 304 36 railroads ............................ 1,000 reports .......................... 30 minutes ............................. 500 38,000 36 railroads ............................ 36 reports ............................... 8 hours ................................... 288 21,888 36 railroads ............................ 8 hours ................................... 8 608 36 railroads ............................ 1 REC letter + supporting documentation. 10 requests ............................ 40 hours ................................. 400 30,400 36 railroads ............................ 800 records ............................ 1 hour ..................................... 800 60,800 36 railroads ............................ 1,600 records ......................... 10 minutes ............................. 267 20,292 36 railroads ............................ .5 final reports ........................ 160 hours ............................... 80 6,080 36 railroads ............................ 2 OMM updates ..................... 10 hours ................................. 20 1,520 36 railroads ............................ 1 identified new component ... 1 hour ..................................... 1 76 36 railroads ............................ 2 programs ............................. 10 hours ................................. 20 1,520 36 railroads ............................ 500 PTC training records ....... 1 minute ................................. 8 608 N/A ......................................... 4,568,393 responses ............. N/A ......................................... 68,373 5,533,356 Total Estimated Annual Responses: 4,568,393. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 68,373 hours. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hour Dollar Cost Equivalent: 5,533,356.15.15 16 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Total annual burden hours CFR section/subject 15 The dollar equivalent cost is derived from the Surface Transportation Board’s Full Year Wage A&B data series using the appropriate employee group hourly wage rate that includes a 75-percent overhead charge. 16 Form FRA F 6180.177: This temporary reporting requirement would expire by law on approximately December 31, 2021, as further explained in Section IV of this notice. See 49 U.S.C. 20157(j). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Dec 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520; 49 U.S.C. 20157. Brett A. Jortland, Acting Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2019–28096 Filed 12–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2019–0004–N–24] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). AGENCY: Notice of information collection; request for comment. ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00239 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the 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 in the ICR. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 28, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the ICR activities by mail to either: Ms. Hodan Wells, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory Analysis Division, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590; or Ms. Kim Toone, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Information Technology, Federal Railroad SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 72129 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 249 / Monday, December 30, 2019 / Notices Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, 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 2130–0537,’’ 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 Ms. Wells at hodan.wells@dot.gov, or Ms. Toone at kim.toone@dot.gov. Please refer to the assigned OMB control number 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: Ms. Hodan Wells, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory Analysis Division, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–0440) or Ms. Kim Toone, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Information Technology, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: 202–493–6132). 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 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: the collection of information that Federal regulations mandate. In summary, FRA reasons that comments received will advance three objectives: (1) Reduce reporting burdens; (2) organize information collection requirements in a ‘‘user-friendly’’ format to improve the use of such information; and (3) accurately assess the resources expended to retrieve and produce information requested. See 44 U.S.C. 3501. The summary below describes the ICR that FRA will submit for OMB clearance as the PRA requires: Title: Railroad Police Officers. OMB Control Number: 2130–0537. Abstract: FRA regulations in 49 CFR part 207 require railroads to notify States of all designated police officers who perform duties outside of their respective jurisdictions. This is necessary to verify proper police authority. Type of Request: Extension with change (revised estimates) of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses. Form(s): N/A. Respondent Universe: 746 railroads. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Reporting Burden: Average time per responses (minutes) CFR section Respondent universe Total annual responses Total annual burden hours Total cost equivalent 1 207.4(a)—RR Notice to State Officials— Written notice of RR police officer’s commission to each State in which the RR police officer shall protect the railroad’s property, personnel, passengers, and cargo. 207.4(b)—RR copy of written notices to State officials. 207.6—Transfers—Application by RR police officers for new State certification/commission when transferring primary employment or residence from one State to another. 746 railroads ............. 35 written notices ...... 15 9 $684 746 railroads ............. 35 records ................. 2 1 76 746 railroads ............. 40 records ................. 2 1 76 Total ....................................................... 746 railroads ............. 110 responses .......... N/A 11 836 1 The khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES hourly wage rate is obtained from the Surface Transportation Board’s Full Year Wage A&B data series using the appropriate employee group hourly wage rate that includes 75-percent overhead charges. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 110. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 11 hours. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hour Dollar Cost Equivalent: $836. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Dec 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 displays a currently valid OMB control number. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Brett A. Jortland, Acting Chief Counsel. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2019-0004-N-24]


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 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 in the ICR.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
February 28, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the ICR activities by mail to 
either: Ms. Hodan Wells, Information Collection Clearance Officer, 
Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory Analysis Division, Federal 
Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 
20590; or Ms. Kim Toone, Information Collection Clearance Officer, 
Office of Information Technology, Federal Railroad

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Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, 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 2130-0537,'' 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 Ms. Wells at [email protected], 
or Ms. Toone at [email protected]. Please refer to the assigned OMB 
control number 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: Ms. Hodan Wells, Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory 
Analysis Division, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493-0440) or Ms. Kim 
Toone, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Information 
Technology, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, 
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 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. In summary, FRA reasons 
that comments received will advance three objectives: (1) Reduce 
reporting burdens; (2) organize information collection requirements in 
a ``user-friendly'' format to improve the use of such information; and 
(3) accurately assess the resources expended to retrieve and produce 
information requested. See 44 U.S.C. 3501.
    The summary below describes the ICR that FRA will submit for OMB 
clearance as the PRA requires:
    Title: Railroad Police Officers.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0537.
    Abstract: FRA regulations in 49 CFR part 207 require railroads to 
notify States of all designated police officers who perform duties 
outside of their respective jurisdictions. This is necessary to verify 
proper police authority.
    Type of Request: Extension with change (revised estimates) of a 
currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Form(s): N/A.
    Respondent Universe: 746 railroads.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
    Reporting Burden:

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                                                                   Average time
         CFR section              Respondent       Total annual    per responses   Total annual     Total cost
                                   universe         responses        (minutes)     burden hours   equivalent \1\
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207.4(a)--RR Notice to State   746 railroads...  35 written                   15               9            $684
 Officials--Written notice of                     notices.
 RR police officer's
 commission to each State in
 which the RR police officer
 shall protect the railroad's
 property, personnel,
 passengers, and cargo.
207.4(b)--RR copy of written   746 railroads...  35 records.....               2               1              76
 notices to State officials.
207.6--Transfers--Application  746 railroads...  40 records.....               2               1              76
 by RR police officers for
 new State certification/
 commission when transferring
 primary employment or
 residence from one State to
 another.
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    Total....................  746 railroads...  110 responses..             N/A              11             836
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\1\ The hourly wage rate is obtained from the Surface Transportation Board's Full Year Wage A&B data series
  using the appropriate employee group hourly wage rate that includes 75-percent overhead charges.

    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 110.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 11 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hour Dollar Cost Equivalent: $836.
    Under 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b) and 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), 
FRA informs all interested parties that it may not conduct or sponsor, 
and a respondent is not required to respond to, a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3501-3520.

Brett A. Jortland,
Acting Chief Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2019-28128 Filed 12-27-19; 8:45 am]
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