60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Household Goods Movers' Disclosure Requirements, 10506-10507 [2020-03594]

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AGENCY: ACTION: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the information collection (here, thirdparty disclosures), as described below. DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by April 24, 2020. ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Chris Oehrle, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001, or to PRA@stb.gov. When submitting comments, please refer to ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act Comments, Surface Transportation Board: Household Goods Movers’ Disclosure Requirements.’’ For further information regarding this collection, contact Michael Higgins, Deputy Director, Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance, at (202) 245–0284 or michael.higgins@ stb.gov. Assistance for the hearing SUMMARY: Dated: February 13, 2020. Jovita Carranza, Administrator. VerDate Sep<11>2014 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 impaired is available through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are requested concerning: (1) The accuracy of the Board’s burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (3) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology when appropriate; and (4) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility. Submitted comments will be summarized and included in the Board’s request for OMB approval. Description of Collection Title: Household Goods Movers’ Disclosure Requirements. OMB Control Number: 2140–0027. STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension without change. Respondents: Household goods movers that desire to offer a rate limiting their liability on interstate moves to anything less than replacement value of the goods. Number of Respondents: 4,500 (approximate number of active household goods carriers in the United States according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. See 2019 Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics (January 2020) section 1–7 Household Goods Carriers and Brokers Operating in the United States, 2014– 2018)). Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: None. The change to the estimate form was a onetime, start-up cost, which was considered in the cost analysis of the Board’s initial approval for this collection. The Board’s initial request for approval estimated that 15 of the approximately 4,500 household goods movers were large firms that print their own forms and would have to produce modified forms to meet the new requirement. Further, any new large mover entrants would have to create forms based on other agency regulations—with or without the released rate disclosure—and, therefore, there is no hourly burden for this collection. Total ‘‘Non-hour Burden’’ Cost: Movers may provide these forms to shippers electronically. Further, as with the burden hours above, the one-time, start-up costs that were previously considered will no longer apply to E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 36 / Monday, February 24, 2020 / Notices existing movers, and new entrants will not incur any significant cost to add released rate information to the forms already required under other agency regulations. Therefore, there is no discernable, non-hourly cost burden for this collection. Needs and Uses: In the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, § 4215, Public Law 109–59, 119 Stat. 1144, 1760 (2005), Congress directed the Board to review consumer protection regulations concerning the loss or damage that occurs during interstate household goods moves. In Docket No. RR 999, the Board required household goods motor carriers and freight forwarders wishing to offer a rate limiting their liability on interstate moves to anything less than replacement value of the goods to provide their customers with clear written information concerning the two available cargo-liability options (a full replacement-value protection option and a lower, released-rate protection option). Movers are required to provide this information on the standard written estimate form that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires movers to provide to their household goods moving customers. See 49 CFR 375.213. This information allows for early notice to household goods moving customers regarding the two liability options, as well as adequate time and information to help consumers decide which option to choose. If the customer elects anything other than full-value protection, the mover must inform the customer of his or her rights and obtain a signed waiver, as provided on the form. In doing so, this collection enables the Board to meet its statutory duty. Under the PRA, a federal agency that conducts or sponsors a collection of information must display a currently valid OMB control number. A collection of information, which is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), includes agency requirements that persons submit reports, keep records, or provide information to the agency, third parties, or the public. Under 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), federal agencies are required to provide, prior to an agency’s submitting a collection to OMB for approval, a 60-day notice and comment period through publication in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Feb 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 Dated: February 19, 2020. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2020–03594 Filed 2–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD 60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Dispute Resolution Procedures Under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act Surface Transportation Board. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the collection of Dispute Resolution Procedures, as described below. DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by April 24, 2020. ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Chris Oehrle, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001, or to PRA@stb.gov. When submitting comments, please refer to ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act Comments, Dispute Resolution Procedures.’’ For further information regarding this collection, contact Michael Higgins, Deputy Director, Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance (OPAGAC), at (202) 245– 0284 or michael.higgins@stb.gov. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are requested concerning: (1) The accuracy of the Board’s burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (3) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, when appropriate; and (4) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility. Submitted comments will be summarized and included in the Board’s request for OMB approval. SUMMARY: Description of Collection Title: Dispute Resolution Procedures. OMB Control Number: 2140–0036. PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10507 STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension without change. Respondents: Parties seeking the Board’s informal assistance under Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, Public Law 114–94 (signed Dec. 4, 2015) (FAST Act). Number of Respondents: Approximately three. Estimated Time Per Response: One hour. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): Three hours (estimated hours per response (1) × total number of responses (3)). Total Annual ‘‘Non-hour Burden’’ Cost (such as start-up and mailing costs): There are no non-hourly burden costs for this collection. Needs and Uses: Title XI of the FAST Act, entitled ‘‘Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015,’’ gives the Board jurisdiction to resolve cost allocation and access disputes between the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), the states, and potential non-Amtrak operations of intercity passenger rail service. The FAST Act directs the Board to establish procedures for the resolution of these disputes, ‘‘which may include the provision of professional mediation services.’’ 49 U.S.C. 24712(c)(2), 24905(c)(4). Under 49 CFR 1109.5, the Board provides that parties to a dispute involving the State-Sponsored Route Committee or the Northeast Corridor Committee may, by a letter submitted to OPAGAC, request the Board’s informal assistance in securing outside professional mediation services. The letter shall include a concise description of the issues for which outside professional mediation services are sought. The collection by the Board of these request letters enables the Board to meet its statutory duty under the FAST Act. Under the PRA, a federal agency that conducts or sponsors a collection of information must display a currently valid OMB control number. A collection of information, which is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), includes agency requirements that persons submit reports, keep records, or provide information to the agency, third parties, or the public. Under 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), federal agencies are required to provide, prior to an agency’s submitting a collection to OMB for approval, a 60-day notice and comment period through publication in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information. E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD


60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Household 
Goods Movers' Disclosure Requirements

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent 
to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an 
extension of the information collection (here, third-party 
disclosures), as described below.

DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by 
April 24, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Chris Oehrle, Surface Transportation 
Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423-0001, or to [email protected]. 
When submitting comments, please refer to ``Paperwork Reduction Act 
Comments, Surface Transportation Board: Household Goods Movers' 
Disclosure Requirements.'' For further information regarding this 
collection, contact Michael Higgins, Deputy Director, Office of Public 
Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance, at (202) 245-0284 or 
[email protected]. Assistance for the hearing impaired is 
available through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are requested concerning: (1) The 
accuracy of the Board's burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (3) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on the 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology when appropriate; and (4) whether 
the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance 
of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has 
practical utility. Submitted comments will be summarized and included 
in the Board's request for OMB approval.

Description of Collection

    Title: Household Goods Movers' Disclosure Requirements.
    OMB Control Number: 2140-0027.
    STB Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension without change.
    Respondents: Household goods movers that desire to offer a rate 
limiting their liability on interstate moves to anything less than 
replacement value of the goods.
    Number of Respondents: 4,500 (approximate number of active 
household goods carriers in the United States according to the Federal 
Motor Carrier Safety Administration. See 2019 Pocket Guide to Large 
Truck and Bus Statistics (January 2020) section 1-7 Household Goods 
Carriers and Brokers Operating in the United States, 2014-2018)).
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: None. The change to the estimate form was a 
one-time, start-up cost, which was considered in the cost analysis of 
the Board's initial approval for this collection. The Board's initial 
request for approval estimated that 15 of the approximately 4,500 
household goods movers were large firms that print their own forms and 
would have to produce modified forms to meet the new requirement. 
Further, any new large mover entrants would have to create forms based 
on other agency regulations--with or without the released rate 
disclosure--and, therefore, there is no hourly burden for this 
collection.
    Total ``Non-hour Burden'' Cost: Movers may provide these forms to 
shippers electronically. Further, as with the burden hours above, the 
one-time, start-up costs that were previously considered will no longer 
apply to

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existing movers, and new entrants will not incur any significant cost 
to add released rate information to the forms already required under 
other agency regulations. Therefore, there is no discernable, non-
hourly cost burden for this collection.
    Needs and Uses: In the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient 
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, Sec.  4215, Public Law 
109-59, 119 Stat. 1144, 1760 (2005), Congress directed the Board to 
review consumer protection regulations concerning the loss or damage 
that occurs during interstate household goods moves. In Docket No. RR 
999, the Board required household goods motor carriers and freight 
forwarders wishing to offer a rate limiting their liability on 
interstate moves to anything less than replacement value of the goods 
to provide their customers with clear written information concerning 
the two available cargo-liability options (a full replacement-value 
protection option and a lower, released-rate protection option). Movers 
are required to provide this information on the standard written 
estimate form that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 
requires movers to provide to their household goods moving customers. 
See 49 CFR 375.213. This information allows for early notice to 
household goods moving customers regarding the two liability options, 
as well as adequate time and information to help consumers decide which 
option to choose. If the customer elects anything other than full-value 
protection, the mover must inform the customer of his or her rights and 
obtain a signed waiver, as provided on the form. In doing so, this 
collection enables the Board to meet its statutory duty.
    Under the PRA, a federal agency that conducts or sponsors a 
collection of information must display a currently valid OMB control 
number. A collection of information, which is defined in 44 U.S.C. 
3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), includes agency requirements that persons 
submit reports, keep records, or provide information to the agency, 
third parties, or the public. Under 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), federal 
agencies are required to provide, prior to an agency's submitting a 
collection to OMB for approval, a 60-day notice and comment period 
through publication in the Federal Register concerning each proposed 
collection of information, including each proposed extension of an 
existing collection of information.

    Dated: February 19, 2020.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2020-03594 Filed 2-21-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P