30-Day Notice of Intent to Seek Extension of Approval: Dispute Resolution Procedures Under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, 23589-23590 [2020-08955]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 82 / Tuesday, April 28, 2020 / Notices Dated: April 22, 2020. Naomi Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–08927 Filed 4–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 11099] Call for Reviewers of the World Ocean Assessment ACTION: Notice; request for comment. The U.S. Department of State, in coordination with the Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology, requests expert review of the draft World Ocean Assessment. DATES: Beginning on 27 April 2020, experts may register to review and access the draft WOA at https:// review.globalchange.gov, a web-based review and comment system. Reviewers will have until midnight 21 May 2020 to submit their review comments using the web-based review and comment system. SUMMARY: Detailed instructions for review and submission of comments are available at https://review.globalchange .gov. 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Only comments received via the web-based review and comment system within the comment period will be considered by the Review Coordination Team for inclusion in the U.S. Government review submission. 30-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. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register on February 24, 2020 (85 FR 10507). 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, 2019. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23589 Written comments should be identified as ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act Comments, Surface Transportation Board: Dispute Resolution Procedures.’’ 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 f Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs (OPAGAC), 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 ccuracy 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. ADDRESSES: Description of Collection Title: Dispute Resolution Procedures. OMB Control Number: 2140–0036. 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: Three. Estimated Time Per Response: One hour. Frequency: On occasion. E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 82 (Tuesday, April 28, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23589-23590]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-08955]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD


30-Day Notice of Intent to Seek Extension of Approval: Dispute 
Resolution Procedures Under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation 
Act

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 collection of Dispute Resolution Procedures, as 
described below. The Board previously published a notice about this 
collection in the Federal Register on February 24, 2020 (85 FR 10507). 
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, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be identified as ``Paperwork 
Reduction Act Comments, Surface Transportation Board: Dispute 
Resolution Procedures.'' 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 f Public Assistance, 
Governmental Affairs (OPAGAC), 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 
ccuracy 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: Dispute Resolution Procedures.
    OMB Control Number: 2140-0036.
    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: Three.
    Estimated Time Per Response: One hour.
    Frequency: On occasion.

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    Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): Three 
hours (estimated hours per response (1) x 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