30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Household Goods Movers' Disclosure Requirements, 23590-23591 [2020-08954]

Download as PDF 23590 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 82 / Tuesday, April 28, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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. 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: April 22, 2020. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2020–08955 Filed 4–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:43 Apr 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD 30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Household Goods Movers’ Disclosure Requirements Surface Transportation Board. Notice and request for comments. 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. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register on February 24, 2020 (85 FR 10506). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received. DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by May 28, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be identified as ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act Comments, Surface Transportation Board: Household Goods Movers’ Disclosure Requirements.’’ Written comments for the proposed information collection should be submitted via www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. This information collection can be accessed by selecting ‘‘Currently under Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. As an alternative, written comments may 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, and 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 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 (This is the 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 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. E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 82 / Tuesday, April 28, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Needs and Uses: In the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, section 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. By imposing these notice requirements, 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. 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: April 22, 2020. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2020–08954 Filed 4–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:43 Apr 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD 30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Petitions for Declaratory Order and Petitions for Relief Not Otherwise Specified Notice and Request for Comments. ACTION: AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board. 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 extensions of the collections regarding petitions for declaratory order and petitions for relief not otherwise specified, as described below. The Board previously published a notice about these collections in the Federal Register on February 24, 2020 (85 FR 10508). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received. DATE: Comments on these information collections should be submitted by May 28, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be identified as ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act Comments, Surface Transportation Board: Petitions for Declaratory Order and Petitions for Relief Not Otherwise Specified.’’ Written comments for the proposed information collection should be submitted via www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. This information collection can be accessed by selecting ‘‘Currently under Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. As an alternative, written comments may 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, and 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 michael.higgins@ stb.gov. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For each collection, comments are requested concerning: (1) The accuracy of the Board’s burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23591 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: Petitions for declaratory order. OMB Control Number: 2140–0031. STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension without change. Respondents: Affected shippers, railroads, communities, and other stakeholders that choose to seek a declaratory order from the Board to terminate a controversy or remove uncertainty. Number of Respondents: Approximately 10. Estimated Time Per Response: 183 hours. Frequency: On occasion. In calendar years 2017–2019, approximately 10 petitions for declaratory order were filed with the Board per year. Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 1,830 hours (estimated hours per petition (183) × total number of petitions (10)). Total ‘‘Non-hour Burden’’ Cost: $12,360 (estimated non-hour burden cost per petition ($1,236) × total number of petitions (10)). Needs and Uses: Under 5 U.S.C. 554(e) and 49 U.S.C. 1321, the Board may issue a declaratory order to terminate a controversy or remove uncertainty. Because petitions for declaratory order can encompass a broad range of issues and types of requests, the Board does not prescribe specific instructions for their filing. The collection by the Board regarding petitions for declaratory order that parties choose to file enables the Board to meet its statutory duty to regulate the rail industry. Collection Number 2 Title: Petitions for relief not otherwise provided. OMB Control Number: 2140–0030. STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension without change. Respondents: Affected shippers, railroads, communities, and other E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 82 (Tuesday, April 28, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-08954]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD


30-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. The Board previously published a 
notice about this collection in the Federal Register on February 24, 
2020 (85 FR 10506). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and 
comment period. No comments were received.

DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by 
May 28, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be identified as ``Paperwork 
Reduction Act Comments, Surface Transportation Board: Household Goods 
Movers' Disclosure Requirements.'' Written comments for the proposed 
information collection should be submitted via www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. This information collection can be accessed by selecting 
``Currently under Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using the 
search function. As an alternative, written comments may 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, and 
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 
[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 (This is the 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 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.

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    Needs and Uses: In the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient 
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, section 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. By imposing these 
notice requirements, 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. 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: April 22, 2020.
Kenyatta Clay,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2020-08954 Filed 4-27-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4915-01-P