Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 44359 [2020-15837]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 141 / Wednesday, July 22, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2020–0027–N–13] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Requests (ICRs) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. These ICRs describe the information collections and their expected burdens. On April 22, 2020, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICRs. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 21, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed ICRs should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find the particular ICR by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Hodan Wells, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory Analysis Division, Federal Railroad Administration, telephone (202) 493–0440, email: Hodan.wells@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520, and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, require Federal agencies to issue two notices seeking public comment on information collection activities before OMB may approve paperwork packages. See 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.8 through 1320.12. On April 22, 2020, FRA published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on the ICRs for which it is now seeking OMB approval. See 85 FR 22512. FRA received two anonymous comments in response to this notice. One commenter expressed support for this ICR, indicating that updates to the PRA information positively impacts crews and passengers; the other did not address FRA’s information collection activities. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Jul 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. Federal law requires OMB to approve or disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 60 days after the 30-day notice is published. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b)–(c); 5 CFR 1320.12(d); see also 60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes the 30-day notice informs the regulated community to file relevant comments and affords the agency adequate time to digest public comments before it renders a decision. 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. Therefore, respondents should submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication to best ensure having their full effect. Comments are invited on the following ICRs regarding: (1) Whether the information collection activities are necessary for FRA to properly execute its functions, including whether the information 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 to minimize the burden of information collection activities on the public, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The summaries below describe the ICRs that FRA will submit for OMB clearance as the PRA requires: Title: Locomotive Cab Sanitation. OMB Control Number: 2130–0552. Abstract: FRA’s locomotive cab sanitation standards, 49 CFR 229.137 and 229.139, prescribe minimum standards for the locomotive cab sanitation compartment, including the toilet facility. FRA uses the information collection associated with these provisions to promote rail safety and locomotive crew member health by ensuring crew member access to a functioning and sanitary toilet facility and that railroads timely remediate defective and unsanitary conditions in the sanitation compartment. Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Businesses (railroads). Form(s): N/A. Respondent Universe: 746 railroads. Frequency of Submission: One-time. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 113,256. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 1,272 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44359 Total Estimated Annual Burden Hour Dollar Cost Equivalent: $96,672. Title: Locomotive Crashworthiness. OMB Control Number: 2130–0564. Abstract: Under 49 CFR part 229, subpart D, FRA prescribes minimum crashworthiness standards for locomotives. These crashworthiness standards are intended to help protect locomotive cab occupants in the event of a train collision or derailment. FRA uses this collection of information to ensure railroads operate locomotives that meet the prescribed minimum performance standards and design load requirements for newly manufactured and re-manufactured locomotives. Type of Request: Extension with change (revised estimates) of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses/Public/ Interested Parties. Form(s): N/A. Respondent Universe: 746 railroads/4 locomotive manufacturers. Frequency of Submission: On occasion; one-time. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 546. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 507 hours. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hour Dollar Cost Equivalent: $38,532. 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, Deputy Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2020–15837 Filed 7–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2020–0027–N–16] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below. Before SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2020-0027-N-13]


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, this notice announces that FRA is forwarding 
the Information Collection Requests (ICRs) abstracted below to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. These 
ICRs describe the information collections and their expected burdens. 
On April 22, 2020, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for 
public comment on the ICRs.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
August 21, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed ICRs 
should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to 
www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find the particular ICR by selecting 
``Currently under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using 
the search function.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Hodan Wells, Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory 
Analysis Division, Federal Railroad Administration, telephone (202) 
493-0440, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520, and its 
implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, require Federal agencies to 
issue two notices seeking public comment on information collection 
activities before OMB may approve paperwork packages. See 44 U.S.C. 
3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.8 through 1320.12. On April 22, 2020, FRA 
published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on 
the ICRs for which it is now seeking OMB approval. See 85 FR 22512. FRA 
received two anonymous comments in response to this notice. One 
commenter expressed support for this ICR, indicating that updates to 
the PRA information positively impacts crews and passengers; the other 
did not address FRA's information collection activities.
    Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of 
information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. Federal law 
requires OMB to approve or disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 
60 days after the 30-day notice is published. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b)-(c); 5 
CFR 1320.12(d); see also 60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB 
believes the 30-day notice informs the regulated community to file 
relevant comments and affords the agency adequate time to digest public 
comments before it renders a decision. 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. 
Therefore, respondents should submit their respective comments to OMB 
within 30 days of publication to best ensure having their full effect.
    Comments are invited on the following ICRs regarding: (1) Whether 
the information collection activities are necessary for FRA to properly 
execute its functions, including whether the information 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 to minimize the burden of information 
collection activities on the public, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    The summaries below describe the ICRs that FRA will submit for OMB 
clearance as the PRA requires:
    Title: Locomotive Cab Sanitation.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0552.
    Abstract: FRA's locomotive cab sanitation standards, 49 CFR 229.137 
and 229.139, prescribe minimum standards for the locomotive cab 
sanitation compartment, including the toilet facility. FRA uses the 
information collection associated with these provisions to promote rail 
safety and locomotive crew member health by ensuring crew member access 
to a functioning and sanitary toilet facility and that railroads timely 
remediate defective and unsanitary conditions in the sanitation 
compartment.
    Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses (railroads).
    Form(s): N/A.
    Respondent Universe: 746 railroads.
    Frequency of Submission: One-time.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 113,256.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 1,272 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hour Dollar Cost Equivalent: $96,672.
    Title: Locomotive Crashworthiness.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0564.
    Abstract: Under 49 CFR part 229, subpart D, FRA prescribes minimum 
crashworthiness standards for locomotives. These crashworthiness 
standards are intended to help protect locomotive cab occupants in the 
event of a train collision or derailment. FRA uses this collection of 
information to ensure railroads operate locomotives that meet the 
prescribed minimum performance standards and design load requirements 
for newly manufactured and re-manufactured locomotives.
    Type of Request: Extension with change (revised estimates) of a 
currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses/Public/Interested Parties.
    Form(s): N/A.
    Respondent Universe: 746 railroads/4 locomotive manufacturers.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion; one-time.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 546.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 507 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hour Dollar Cost Equivalent: $38,532.
    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,
Deputy Chief Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2020-15837 Filed 7-21-20; 8:45 am]
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