Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 52190-52191 [2020-18482]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 52190 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 164 / Monday, August 24, 2020 / Notices document provides the public notice that on August 9, 2020, Virginia & Truckee Railroad Company (VTRR) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 215, Railroad Freight Car Safety Standards. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2010–0093. Specifically, VTRR seeks to extend its previous special approval under 49 CFR 215.203, Restricted cars, and relief from 49 CFR 215.303, Stenciling of restricted cars, for three overage freight cars: Caboose V&T 50, open air car V&T 55, and boxcar V&T 54. It also requests to add one car, caboose V&T 25, to the current docket. All cars are owned by VTRR and are not interchanged in regular freight operations with other railroads. VTRR explains it conducts annual comprehensive shop inspections and detailed center plate inspections and maintains and services the cars in compliance with all applicable regulations with the exception of the relief granted. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested parties desire an opportunity for oral comment and a public hearing, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Website: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Communications received by October 8, 2020 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Aug 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 received after that date will be considered if practicable. Anyone can search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). Under 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its processes. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at https:// www.transportation.gov/privacy. See also https://www.regulations.gov/ privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Issued in Washington, DC. John Karl Alexy, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–18530 Filed 8–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2020–0027–N–19] 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 submitting this ICR to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified in the ICR. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 23, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit comments and recommendations for the proposed ICR to Ms. Hodan Wells, Information Collection Clearance Officer at email: hodan.wells@dot.gov or telephone: (202) 493–0440. Please refer to the assigned OMB control number in any correspondence submitted. FRA will summarize comments received in response to this notice in a subsequent SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 notice and include them in its information collection submission to OMB for approval. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520, and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, require Federal agencies to provide 60-days’ notice to the public to allow comment on information collection activities before seeking OMB approval of the activities. See 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.8 through 1320.12. Specifically, FRA invites interested parties to comment on the following ICR regarding: (1) Whether the information collection activities are necessary for FRA to properly execute its functions, including whether the activities 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 for FRA to minimize the burden of information collection activities on the public, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1). FRA believes that soliciting public comment may reduce the administrative and paperwork burdens associated with the collection of information that Federal regulations mandate. In summary, FRA reasons that comments received will advance three objectives: (1) Reduce reporting burdens; (2) organize information collection requirements in a ‘‘user-friendly’’ format to improve the use of such information; and (3) accurately assess the resources expended to retrieve and produce information requested. See 44 U.S.C. 3501. The summary below describes the ICR that FRA will submit for OMB clearance as the PRA requires: Title: Track Safety Standards; Concrete Crossties. OMB Control Number: 2130–0592. Abstract: In 2011, FRA mandated specific requirements for effective concrete crossties, for rail fastening systems connected to concrete crossties, and for automated inspections of track constructed with concrete crossties. FRA uses the information collected under 49 CFR 213.234 to ensure automated track inspections of track constructed with concrete crossties are carried out as specified in the rule to supplement visual inspections by Class I and Class II railroads, intercity passenger railroads, and commuter railroads. E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 52191 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 164 / Monday, August 24, 2020 / Notices Type of Request: Extension with change (revised estimates) of a currently approved collection. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Reporting Burden: CFR Section 1 Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per responses Total annual burden hours 213.234(e)—Automated inspection of track constructed with concrete crossties—Exception reports listing all exception to § 213.109(d)(4). —(g) Procedure for integrity of data—Track owners to institute procedures for maintaining the integrity of the data collected by the measurement system. —(h)(3) Training—Track owners to provide annual training in handling rail seat deterioration exceptions to all persons designated as fully qualified under § 213.7 and whose territories are subject to the requirements of § 213.234—Recordkeeping. Total ............................................................................. 30 railroads .... 125 reports .... 15 minutes ..... 31 hours ......... $1,813 30 railroads .... 30 revised procedures. 2 hours ........... 60 hours ......... 7,200 30 railroads .... 2,250 records of trained employees. 5 minutes ....... 188 hours ....... 10,875 30 railroads .... 2,405 Responses. N/A ................. 279 Hours ...... 19,888 Total Estimated Annual Responses: 2,405. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 279 hours. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hour Dollar Cost Equivalent: $19,888. 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. 2020–18482 Filed 8–21–20; 8:45 am] are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for applicable date(s). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202–622–2420; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202–622–2490; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202–622–2480. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The SDN List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC’s website (www.treas.gov/ofac). Notice of OFAC Actions On August 12, 2020, OFAC determined that the property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of the following persons are blocked under the relevant sanctions authorities listed below. BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions AGENCY: Entities The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List) based on OFAC’s determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons 1. PARTHIA CARGO LLC, 1 AK 01, Jebel Ali South Zone, Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Office 203, Bur Dubai, Souk Al Kabeer, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; P.O. Box: 33393, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; P.O. Box: 44439, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; website www.parthiacargo.com; Additional Sanctions Information—Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Chamber of Commerce Number 56868 (United Arab Emirates); Registration Number 515161 (United Arab Emirates) [SDGT] [IFSR] (Linked To: MAHAN AIR; Linked To: MAHDAVI, Amin). Designated pursuant to section 1(a)(iii)(C) of Executive Order 13224 of September 23, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Affected Public: Businesses. Form(s): N/A. Respondent Universe: 30 railroads. 1 Note: The current inventory estimates a total burden of 4,875 hours while the requesting inventory estimates a total burden of 279 hours. FRA determined some of the estimates were double counted and/or outdated, while other estimates VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Aug 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 were not PRA requirements, thus leading to the increased figures in the current inventory, which were decreased accordingly in this notice. Also, totals may not add due to rounding. PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total cost equivalent 2 2001, ‘‘Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism,’’ 66 FR 49079, 3 CFR, 2002 Comp., p. 786, (E.O. 13224), as amended by Executive Order 13886 of September 9, 2019, ‘‘Modernizing Sanctions to Combat Terrorism,’’ 84 FR 48041, (E.O. 13224, as amended), for having materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, MAHAN AIR, a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13224, as amended. 2. DELTA PARTS SUPPLY FZC (a.k.a. DELTA PARTS SUPPLY), Q1–04–048/A Saif Zone, P.O. Box 124119, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; Saif Zone, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; Additional Sanctions Information—Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [IFSR] (Linked To: MAHAN AIR). Designated pursuant to section 1(a)(iii)(C) of E.O. 13224, as amended, for having materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, MAHAN AIR, a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13224, as amended. Individual 1. MAHDAVI, Amin, Number 1304 Bahar2 JBR, Dubai 44439, United Arab Emirates; DOB 12 Feb 1967; POB Mashad, Iran; citizen Iran; Additional Sanctions Information— Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT] [IFSR]. Designated pursuant to section 1(a)(iii)(B) of E.O. 13224, as amended, for owning or controlling, directly or indirectly, PARTHIA CARGO LLC, a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13224, as amended. 2 The dollar equivalent cost is derived from the Surface Transportation Board’s Full Year Wage A&B data series using the appropriate employee group hourly wage rate that includes a 75-percent overhead charge. E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 164 (Monday, August 24, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-18482]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2020-0027-N-19]


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, FRA seeks approval of the Information 
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below. Before submitting this ICR 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is 
soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities 
identified in the ICR.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 23, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments and recommendations for the proposed ICR to 
Ms. Hodan Wells, Information Collection Clearance Officer at email: 
[email protected] or telephone: (202) 493-0440. Please refer to the 
assigned OMB control number in any correspondence submitted. FRA will 
summarize comments received in response to this notice in a subsequent 
notice and include them in its information collection submission to OMB 
for approval.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520, and its 
implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, require Federal agencies to 
provide 60-days' notice to the public to allow comment on information 
collection activities before seeking OMB approval of the activities. 
See 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.8 through 1320.12. Specifically, 
FRA invites interested parties to comment on the following ICR 
regarding: (1) Whether the information collection activities are 
necessary for FRA to properly execute its functions, including whether 
the activities 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 
for FRA to minimize the burden of information collection activities on 
the public, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology. See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 
CFR 1320.8(d)(1).
    FRA believes that soliciting public comment may reduce the 
administrative and paperwork burdens associated with the collection of 
information that Federal regulations mandate. In summary, FRA reasons 
that comments received will advance three objectives: (1) Reduce 
reporting burdens; (2) organize information collection requirements in 
a ``user-friendly'' format to improve the use of such information; and 
(3) accurately assess the resources expended to retrieve and produce 
information requested. See 44 U.S.C. 3501.
    The summary below describes the ICR that FRA will submit for OMB 
clearance as the PRA requires:
    Title: Track Safety Standards; Concrete Crossties.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0592.
    Abstract: In 2011, FRA mandated specific requirements for effective 
concrete crossties, for rail fastening systems connected to concrete 
crossties, and for automated inspections of track constructed with 
concrete crossties. FRA uses the information collected under 49 CFR 
213.234 to ensure automated track inspections of track constructed with 
concrete crossties are carried out as specified in the rule to 
supplement visual inspections by Class I and Class II railroads, 
intercity passenger railroads, and commuter railroads.

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    Type of Request: Extension with change (revised estimates) of a 
currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Form(s): N/A.
    Respondent Universe: 30 railroads.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
    Reporting Burden:
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    \1\ Note: The current inventory estimates a total burden of 
4,875 hours while the requesting inventory estimates a total burden 
of 279 hours. FRA determined some of the estimates were double 
counted and/or outdated, while other estimates were not PRA 
requirements, thus leading to the increased figures in the current 
inventory, which were decreased accordingly in this notice. Also, 
totals may not add due to rounding.
    \2\ The dollar equivalent cost is derived from the Surface 
Transportation Board's Full Year Wage A&B data series using the 
appropriate employee group hourly wage rate that includes a 75-
percent overhead charge.

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                                                                                           Average time  per       Total annual  burden     Total cost
          CFR Section \1\             Respondent  universe     Total annual  responses         responses                  hours           equivalent \2\
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213.234(e)--Automated inspection    30 railroads............  125 reports.............  15 minutes.............  31 hours...............          $1,813
 of track constructed with
 concrete crossties--Exception
 reports listing all exception to
 Sec.   213.109(d)(4).
--(g) Procedure for integrity of    30 railroads............  30 revised procedures...  2 hours................  60 hours...............           7,200
 data--Track owners to institute
 procedures for maintaining the
 integrity of the data collected
 by the measurement system.
--(h)(3) Training--Track owners to  30 railroads............  2,250 records of trained  5 minutes..............  188 hours..............          10,875
 provide annual training in                                    employees.
 handling rail seat deterioration
 exceptions to all persons
 designated as fully qualified
 under Sec.   213.7 and whose
 territories are subject to the
 requirements of Sec.   213.234--
 Recordkeeping.
    Total.........................  30 railroads............  2,405 Responses.........  N/A....................  279 Hours..............          19,888
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    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 2,405.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 279 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hour Dollar Cost Equivalent: $19,888.
    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. 2020-18482 Filed 8-21-20; 8:45 am]
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