30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Information Collection Activities-Recordations (Rail and Water Carrier Liens), Water Carrier Tariffs, and Agricultural Contract Summaries, 11442-11443 [2020-03991]

Download as PDF 11442 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 39 / Thursday, February 27, 2020 / Notices AGENCY: December 12, 2019 (84 FR 67,991). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received. DATES: Comments on these information collections should be submitted by March 30, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be identified as ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act Comments, Surface Transportation Board: Recordations (Rail and Water Carrier Liens), Water Carrier Tariffs, and Agricultural Contract Summaries.’’ These comments should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Michael J. McManus, Surface Transportation Board Desk Officer: by email at oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov; by fax at (202) 395–1743; or by mail to Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. Please also direct comments to Chris Oehrle, PRA Officer, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001, or to PRA@stb.gov. For further information regarding this collection, contact Michael Higgins, Deputy Director, Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0284 or at michael.higgins@stb.gov. 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. ACTION: Description of Collections 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 collections required by statute for rail or water carrier equipment liens (recordations), water carrier tariffs, and rail agricultural contract summaries, described below. The Board previously published a notice about these collections in the Federal Register on Collection Number 1 Title: Agricultural Contract Summaries. OMB Control Number: 2140–0024. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension without change. Number of Respondents: Approximately 10 (seven Class I [large] railroads and a limited number of other railroads). Frequency: On occasion. (Over the last three years, respondents have filed an average of 150 agricultural contract and annual depreciation expense. This expense is included in the railroads’ operating expenses, which are reported in their R–1 reports (OMB Control Number 2140–0009). Operating expenses are used to develop operating costs for application in various proceedings before the Board, such as in rate reasonableness cases and in the determination of railroad ‘‘revenue adequacy.’’ 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. Section 3507(b) of the PRA requires, concurrent with an agency’s submitting a collection to OMB for approval, a 30-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. Information from certain schedules contained in these reports is available at the Board’s website at www.stb.gov by navigating to ‘‘Reports & Data’’ and clicking on ‘‘Economic Data.’’ Information in these reports is not available from any other source. Dated: February 24, 2020. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2020–03992 Filed 2–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD 30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Information Collection Activities—Recordations (Rail and Water Carrier Liens), Water Carrier Tariffs, and Agricultural Contract Summaries Surface Transportation Board. Notice and request for comments. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Feb 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 summaries per year. The same number of filings is expected during each of the next three years.) Estimated Time per Response: Approximately 0.25 hours. Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 37.5 hours (150 submissions × 0.25 hours estimated per submission). 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: Under 49 U.S.C. 10709(d), railroads are required to file a summary of the nonconfidential terms of any contract for the transportation of agricultural products. Collection Number 2 Title: Recordations (Rail and Water Carrier Liens). OMB Control Number: 2140–0025. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension without change. Respondents: Parties holding liens on rail equipment or water carrier vessels, and carriers filing proof that a lien has been removed. Number of Respondents: Approximately 50 respondents. Frequency: On occasion. (Over the last three years, respondents have filed an average of 1,750 responses per year. The same number of filings is expected during each of the next three years.) Estimated Time per Response: Approximately 0.25 hours. Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 437.5 hours (1,750 submissions × 0.25 hours estimated per response) Total ‘‘Non-hour Burden’’ Cost (such as start-up and mailing costs): There are no non-hourly burden costs for this collection. The collection may be filed electronically. Needs and Uses: Under 49 U.S.C. 11301 and 49 CFR part 1177, liens on rail equipment or water carrier vessels must be filed with the STB in order to perfect a security interest in the equipment. Subsequent amendments, assignments of rights, or release of obligations under such instruments must also be filed with the agency. This information is maintained by the Board for public inspection. Recordation at the STB obviates the need for recording the liens in individual States. Collection Number 3 Title: Water Carrier Tariffs. OMB Control Number: 2140–0026. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension without change. E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 39 / Thursday, February 27, 2020 / Notices Respondents: Water carriers that provide freight transportation in noncontiguous domestic trade. Number of Respondents: Approximately 20. Frequency: Annual certification. Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 80 hours (20 annual filings × 4 hours estimated time per certification). Total ‘‘Non-Hour Burden’’ Cost (such as start-up costs and mailing costs): There are no non-hourly burden costs for this collection. The annual certifications will be submitted electronically. Needs and Uses: Under 49 U.S.C. 13702(b) and 49 CFR part 1312, in lieu of individual tariffs, water carriers that provide freight transportation in noncontiguous domestic trade (i.e., shipments moving to or from Alaska, Hawaii, or the U.S. territories or possessions (Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands) to or from the mainland U.S.) may file an annual certification with the Board that includes the internet address of a website containing a list of current and historical tariffs (including prices and fees that the water carrier charges to the shipping public). 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. Section 3507(b) of the PRA requires, concurrent with an agency’s submitting a collection to OMB for approval, a 30-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 24, 2020. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2020–03991 Filed 2–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD 30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: System Diagram Maps VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Feb 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 Comments on this information collection should be submitted by March 30, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be identified as ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act Comments, Surface Transportation Board: System Diagram Maps.’’ These comments should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Michael J. McManus, Surface Transportation Board Desk Officer: By email at oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov; by fax at (202) 395–1743; or by mail to Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. Please also direct comments to Chris Oehrle, PRA Officer, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001, or to PRA@stb.gov. For further information regarding this collection, contact Pedro Ramirez at (202) 245–0333 or pedro.ramirez@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. DATES: Description of Collection Surface Transportation Board. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 system diagram maps, described below. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register on December 12, 2019 (84 FR 67,989). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received. SUMMARY: Title: System Diagram Maps (or, in the case of Class III carriers, the alternative narrative description of rail system). OMB Control Number: 2140–0003. Form Number: None. PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 11443 Type of Review: Extension without change. Respondents: Common carrier freight railroads that are either new or reporting changes in the status of one or more of their rail lines. Number of Respondents: 1. Estimated Time per Response: 5 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Total Annual Burden Hours: 5 hours. Total ‘‘Non-hour Burden’’ Cost: No ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this collection have been identified. The information is submitted electronically. Needs and Uses: Under 49 U.S.C. 10903(c)(2) and 49 CFR 1152.10– 1152.13, railroads subject to the Board’s jurisdiction must keep current system diagram maps on file, or alternatively, in the case of a Class III carrier (a carrier with annual operating revenues of $39,194,876 or less in 2018 dollars), to submit the same information in narrative form. The information sought in this collection identifies all lines in a particular railroad’s system, categorized to indicate the likelihood that service on a particular line will be abandoned and/or whether service on a line is currently provided under the ‘‘financial assistance’’ provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10904. Carriers are obligated to amend these maps as the need to change the category of any particular line arises. 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. Section 3507(b) of the PRA requires, concurrent with an agency’s submitting a collection to OMB for approval, a 30-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 24, 2020. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2020–03990 Filed 2–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD


30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: 
Information Collection Activities--Recordations (Rail and Water Carrier 
Liens), Water Carrier Tariffs, and Agricultural Contract Summaries

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: 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 collections required by statute for rail or water 
carrier equipment liens (recordations), water carrier tariffs, and rail 
agricultural contract summaries, described below. The Board previously 
published a notice about these collections in the Federal Register on 
December 12, 2019 (84 FR 67,991). That notice allowed for a 60-day 
public review and comment period. No comments were received.

DATES: Comments on these information collections should be submitted by 
March 30, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be identified as ``Paperwork 
Reduction Act Comments, Surface Transportation Board: Recordations 
(Rail and Water Carrier Liens), Water Carrier Tariffs, and Agricultural 
Contract Summaries.'' These comments should be directed to the Office 
of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Michael J. McManus, Surface Transportation Board Desk 
Officer: by email at [email protected]; by fax at (202) 395-
1743; or by mail to Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 
20503. Please also direct comments to Chris Oehrle, PRA Officer, 
Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423-
0001, or to [email protected]. For further information regarding this 
collection, contact Michael Higgins, Deputy Director, Office of Public 
Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245-0284 or 
at [email protected].

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 Collections

Collection Number 1

    Title: Agricultural Contract Summaries.
    OMB Control Number: 2140-0024.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension without change.
    Number of Respondents: Approximately 10 (seven Class I [large] 
railroads and a limited number of other railroads).
    Frequency: On occasion. (Over the last three years, respondents 
have filed an average of 150 agricultural contract summaries per year. 
The same number of filings is expected during each of the next three 
years.)
    Estimated Time per Response: Approximately 0.25 hours.
    Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 37.5 hours 
(150 submissions x 0.25 hours estimated per submission).
    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: Under 49 U.S.C. 10709(d), railroads are required to 
file a summary of the nonconfidential terms of any contract for the 
transportation of agricultural products.

Collection Number 2

    Title: Recordations (Rail and Water Carrier Liens).
    OMB Control Number: 2140-0025.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension without change.
    Respondents: Parties holding liens on rail equipment or water 
carrier vessels, and carriers filing proof that a lien has been 
removed.
    Number of Respondents: Approximately 50 respondents.
    Frequency: On occasion. (Over the last three years, respondents 
have filed an average of 1,750 responses per year. The same number of 
filings is expected during each of the next three years.)
    Estimated Time per Response: Approximately 0.25 hours.
    Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 437.5 
hours (1,750 submissions x 0.25 hours estimated per response)
    Total ``Non-hour Burden'' Cost (such as start-up and mailing 
costs): There are no non-hourly burden costs for this collection. The 
collection may be filed electronically.
    Needs and Uses: Under 49 U.S.C. 11301 and 49 CFR part 1177, liens 
on rail equipment or water carrier vessels must be filed with the STB 
in order to perfect a security interest in the equipment. Subsequent 
amendments, assignments of rights, or release of obligations under such 
instruments must also be filed with the agency. This information is 
maintained by the Board for public inspection. Recordation at the STB 
obviates the need for recording the liens in individual States.

Collection Number 3

    Title: Water Carrier Tariffs.
    OMB Control Number: 2140-0026.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension without change.

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    Respondents: Water carriers that provide freight transportation in 
noncontiguous domestic trade.
    Number of Respondents: Approximately 20.
    Frequency: Annual certification.
    Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 80 hours 
(20 annual filings x 4 hours estimated time per certification).
    Total ``Non-Hour Burden'' Cost (such as start-up costs and mailing 
costs): There are no non-hourly burden costs for this collection. The 
annual certifications will be submitted electronically.
    Needs and Uses: Under 49 U.S.C. 13702(b) and 49 CFR part 1312, in 
lieu of individual tariffs, water carriers that provide freight 
transportation in noncontiguous domestic trade (i.e., shipments moving 
to or from Alaska, Hawaii, or the U.S. territories or possessions 
(Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the 
Northern Mariana Islands) to or from the mainland U.S.) may file an 
annual certification with the Board that includes the internet address 
of a website containing a list of current and historical tariffs 
(including prices and fees that the water carrier charges to the 
shipping public).
    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. Section 3507(b) of the PRA requires, 
concurrent with an agency's submitting a collection to OMB for 
approval, a 30-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 24, 2020.
Kenyatta Clay,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2020-03991 Filed 2-26-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4915-01-P