60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval for Information Collection: Rail Service Data, 54614-54615 [2020-19409]

Download as PDF 54614 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 2, 2020 / Notices • Form Number: DS–6004. • Respondents: Individuals, Business, or Nonprofit Organizations engaged in the business of exporting or temporarily importing defense articles or defense services. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,563. • Estimated Number of Responses: 1,563. • Average Time Per Response: 1 hour. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 1,563 hours. • Frequency: On occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of Proposed Collection The Request to Change End-User, End-Use and/or Destination of Hardware information collection is used to request DDTC approval prior to any sale, transfer, transshipment, or disposal, whether permanent or temporary, of classified or unclassified defense articles to any end-user, end-use or destination other than as stated on a license or other approval. Methodology Applicants are referred to ITAR 123.9 for guidance on information to submit regarding the request to change enduser, end-use and/or destination of hardware. A DS–6004 may be submitted electronically through DDTC’s case management system, The Defense Export Control and Compliance System (DECCS). 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. Neal Kringel, Director of Management, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2020–19396 Filed 9–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD Description of Collection 60–Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval for Information Collection: Rail Service Data 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 information collection of Rail Service Data, as described below. DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by November 2, 2020. ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Chris Oehrle, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001, and to PRA@stb.gov. When submitting comments, please refer to ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act Comments, Rail Service Data.’’ For further information regarding this collection, contact Michael Higgins, Deputy Director, Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance (OPAGAC), at (202) 245–0284 and at 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 minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, SUMMARY: Title: Rail Service Data Collection. OMB Control Number: 2140–0033. STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension without change. Respondents: Class I railroads (on behalf of themselves and the Chicago Transportation Coordination Office (‘‘CTCO’’)). Number of Respondents: Seven. Estimated Time per Response: The collection seeks three related responses, as indicated in the table below. TABLE—ESTIMATED TIME PER RESPONSE Estimated time per response (hours) Type of responses Weekly .................................. Quarterly ............................... On occasion .......................... 1.5 1.5 1.5 Frequency: The frequencies of the collection are set forth in the table below. TABLE—FREQUENCY OF RESPONSES Frequency of responses (year) Type of responses Weekly .................................. Quarterly ............................... On occasion .......................... 52 4 2 Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): The total annual burden hours are estimated to be no more than 591 hours per year, as indicated in the table below. TABLE—TOTAL BURDEN HOURS (PER YEAR) jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Estimated time per response (hours) Number of respondents Type of responses Frequency of responses (year) Total yearly burden hours Weekly ............................................................................................................. Quarterly .......................................................................................................... On occasion ..................................................................................................... 7 7 1 1.5 1.5 1.5 52 4 2 546 42 3 Total .......................................................................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 591 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 Sep 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 2, 2020 / Notices Total ‘‘Non-hour Burden’’ Cost: There are no other costs identified because filings are submitted electronically to the Board. Needs and Uses: Under 49 CFR part 1250, the Board requires the nation’s seven Class I (large) railroads and the Chicago Transportation Coordination Office (CTCO), through its Class I members, to report certain railroad service performance metrics on a weekly basis and certain other information on a quarterly and occasional basis. This collection of rail service data aids the Board in identifying rail service issues, allowing the Board to better understand current service issues and to identify and address potential future regional and national service disruptions more quickly. The transparency resulting from this collection also benefits rail shippers and other stakeholders by helping them to better plan operations and make informed decisions based on publicly available, near real-time data and their own analysis of performance trends over time. 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. Under 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), federal agencies are required to provide, prior to an agency’s submitting a collection to OMB for approval, a 60-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. Board) gives notice of its intent to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the existing collections without OMB control numbers of the Joint Notice of Intent to Arbitrate and Notice of Availability for Arbitrator Roster, as described separately below. DATES: Comments on these information collections should be submitted by November 2, 2020. ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Chris Oehrle, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001, and to PRA@stb.gov. When submitting comments, please refer to ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act Comments, Arbitration Procedures under 49 CFR 1108.’’ 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. 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. Dated: August 28, 2020. Aretha Laws-Byrum, Clearance Clerk. Description of Collections [FR Doc. 2020–19409 Filed 9–1–20; 8:45 am] Title: Joint Notice of Intent to Arbitrate. OMB Control Number: 2140–XXXX. STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Existing collection without an OMB control number. Respondents: Parties seeking to submit to arbitration certain matters before the Board. Number of Respondents: One. Estimated Time per Response: One hour. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): One. Total ‘‘Non-hour Burden’’ Cost: None identified. Filings are submitted electronically to the Board. Information Collection 1 BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Approval for Information Collections: Joint Notice of Intent To Arbitrate and Notice of Availability for Arbitrator Roster 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 Sep 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54615 Needs and Uses: Under 49 CFR 1108.5, arbitration commences with a written complaint that contains a statement that the relevant parties are participants in the Board’s arbitration program, or that the complainant is willing to arbitrate the dispute pursuant to the Board’s arbitration procedures. The respondent’s answer to the written complaint must then indicate the respondent’s participation in the Board’s arbitration program or its willingness to arbitrate the dispute at hand pursuant to the Board’s arbitration procedures. As an alternative to filing a written complaint, parties may submit a joint notice to the Board, indicating the consent of both parties to submit an issue in dispute to the Board’s arbitration program. In the joint notice, parties state the issue(s) that they are willing to submit to arbitration. The notice must contain a statement that would indicate that all relevant parties are participants in the Board’s arbitration program pursuant to § 1108.3(a), or that the relevant parties are willing to arbitrate voluntarily a matter pursuant to the Board’s arbitration procedures, and the relief requested. The notice must also indicate whether parties have agreed to a threemember arbitration panel or a single arbitrator and must indicate whether the parties have mutually agreed to a lower amount of potential liability in lieu of the monetary award cap that would otherwise be applicable. The joint notice encourages greater use of arbitration to resolve disputes at the Board. Information Collection 2 Title: Notice of Availability for Arbitrator Roster. OMB Control Number: 2140–XXXX. STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Existing collection without an OMB control number. Respondents: Potential arbitrators. Number of Respondents: 14. Estimated Time per Response: One hour. Frequency: Annually. Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 14. Total ‘‘Non-hour Burden’’ Cost: None identified. Filings are submitted electronically to the Board. Needs and Uses: Under 49 CFR 1108.6(b), an arbitration roster is compiled by the Chairman, and potential interested, qualified persons who wish to be placed on the Board’s arbitration roster must submit notice of their availability to be added to the roster. The Chairman may augment the roster at any time to include eligible E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 171 (Wednesday, September 2, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54614-54615]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-19409]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD


60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval for 
Information Collection: Rail Service Data

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 information collection of Rail Service Data, as 
described below.

DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by 
November 2, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Chris Oehrle, Surface Transportation 
Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423-0001, and to [email protected]. 
When submitting comments, please refer to ``Paperwork Reduction Act 
Comments, Rail Service Data.'' For further information regarding this 
collection, contact Michael Higgins, Deputy Director, Office of Public 
Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance (OPAGAC), at (202) 
245-0284 and at [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: Rail Service Data Collection.
    OMB Control Number: 2140-0033.
    STB Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension without change.
    Respondents: Class I railroads (on behalf of themselves and the 
Chicago Transportation Coordination Office (``CTCO'')).
    Number of Respondents: Seven.
    Estimated Time per Response: The collection seeks three related 
responses, as indicated in the table below.

                   Table--Estimated Time per Response
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                                                          Estimated time
                    Type of responses                      per response
                                                              (hours)
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Weekly..................................................             1.5
Quarterly...............................................             1.5
On occasion.............................................             1.5
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    Frequency: The frequencies of the collection are set forth in the 
table below.

                      Table--Frequency of Responses
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                                                           Frequency of
                    Type of responses                        responses
                                                              (year)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Weekly..................................................              52
Quarterly...............................................               4
On occasion.............................................               2
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    Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): The total 
annual burden hours are estimated to be no more than 591 hours per 
year, as indicated in the table below.

                                      Table--Total Burden Hours (per Year)
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                                                                  Estimated time   Frequency of
                Type of responses                    Number of     per response      responses     Total yearly
                                                    respondents       (hours)         (year)       burden hours
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Weekly..........................................               7             1.5              52             546
Quarterly.......................................               7             1.5               4              42
On occasion.....................................               1             1.5               2               3
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................  ..............  ..............  ..............             591
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    Total ``Non-hour Burden'' Cost: There are no other costs identified 
because filings are submitted electronically to the Board.
    Needs and Uses: Under 49 CFR part 1250, the Board requires the 
nation's seven Class I (large) railroads and the Chicago Transportation 
Coordination Office (CTCO), through its Class I members, to report 
certain railroad service performance metrics on a weekly basis and 
certain other information on a quarterly and occasional basis. This 
collection of rail service data aids the Board in identifying rail 
service issues, allowing the Board to better understand current service 
issues and to identify and address potential future regional and 
national service disruptions more quickly. The transparency resulting 
from this collection also benefits rail shippers and other stakeholders 
by helping them to better plan operations and make informed decisions 
based on publicly available, near real-time data and their own analysis 
of performance trends over time.
    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. Under 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), federal 
agencies are required to provide, prior to an agency's submitting a 
collection to OMB for approval, a 60-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: August 28, 2020.
Aretha Laws-Byrum,
Clearance Clerk.
 [FR Doc. 2020-19409 Filed 9-1-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4915-01-P