Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection: Annual Tank Car Survey, 2030-2031 [2021-00197]

Download as PDF 2030 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 6 / Monday, January 11, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [Docket No. DOT–OST–2017–0010] Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection: Annual Tank Car Survey Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST–R), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: This notice announces the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) intention to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve a 3-year extension of a currently approved information collection for the ‘‘Annual Tank Car Survey.’’ SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 12, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket No. DOT–OST– 2017–0010 through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. You may also submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number DOT–OST–2017–0010 to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Dockets Management System (DMS). You may submit your comments by mail or in person to the Docket Clerk, Docket Management System, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, West Building Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. Comments should identify the docket number as indicated above. Paper comments should be submitted in duplicate. The DMS is open for examination and copying, at the above address, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. If you wish to receive confirmation of receipt of your written comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped postcard with the following statement: ‘‘Comments on Docket DOT–OST–2017–0010.’’ The Docket Clerk will date stamp the postcard prior to returning it to you via the U.S. mail. Please note that due to delays in the delivery of U.S. mail to Federal offices in Washington, DC, we recommend that persons consider an alternative method (the internet, fax, or professional delivery service) to submit comments to the docket and ensure their timely receipt at U.S. DOT. You may fax your comments to the DMS at (202) 493–2251. Comments can also be viewed and/or submitted via the Federal jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:36 Jan 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Please note that anyone is able to electronically search all comments received into our docket management system by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; pages 19475– 19570) or you may review the Privacy Act Statement at http:// www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clara Reschovsky, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room E36–324, Washington, DC 20590, Telephone (202) 366–2857. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Annual Tank Car Survey OMB Control #: 2138–0047 Background: In accordance with the requirements of 44 U.S.C. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) (the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), this notice announces the intention of the BTS to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) extension of the currently approved information collection related to Section 7308 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (Pub. L. 114–94; the ‘‘FAST Act’’). Specifically, Section 7308(c) of the FAST ACT directs the Secretary of Transportation to conduct a data collection of tank car facilities to obtain an estimate of tank cars projected to be modified or built to the new safer Department of Transportation (DOT) Specification 117 or 117R. On December 4, 2015, President Barack Obama signed legislation entitled ‘‘Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015,’’ or the ‘‘FAST Act.’’ See Public Law 114–94. The FAST Act includes the ‘‘Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2015’’ (see Sections 7001 through 7311) and instructs the Secretary of Transportation to make specific regulatory amendments to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 171–180), including requirements for certain persons to report the progress toward modifying rail tank cars used for the transportation of Class 3 flammable liquids in accordance with the timeline established in Section 7304 of the FAST Act. In order to satisfy the FAST Act requirements, BTS has been conducting PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the data collection. BTS invites comments on its intention to continue collecting information from tank car retrofitting and manufacturing facilities on the planned and projected number of tank cars to be retrofitted or manufactured during the calendar year, annually. Any facility identified with the capacity to modify or build new tank cars to the 117 or 117R specification, as described in Section 7308(c) of the FAST Act will be included in the data collection identified in this notice and submit the results to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) no later than 60 days upon request. Individual responses to the data collection will be kept confidential and a summary report of aggregate findings will be provided to: (1) The Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate; and (2) The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives. In addition, this summary report will also be published to the BTS web page. This notice is applicable to Section 7308(c) of the FAST Act which directs the Secretary to conduct an annual data collection of tank car shops to acquire projections of the number of tank cars to be built or manufactured to the new safer specifications. This includes those tank cars modified to the DOT Specification 117R, or equivalent, as well as any new tank cars built to the DOT Specification 117, or equivalent. Modified tank cars will include, but may not be limited to, those previously built to Specifications: DOT105, DOT109, DOT111, DOT112, DOT114, DOT115, and DOT120. Additionally, per Executive Order 13868, issued on April 10, 2019, BTS will ask Tank Car shops certified to build DOT–113, capable of carrying liquified natural gas how many tank cars they anticipate building in the calendar year. This information will be kept confidential and a summary report of aggregate findings will be provided to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration. Respondents: Across the nation there are approximately 400 tank car facilities that are currently registered or certified to build or modify tank cars. However, the majority of these do not have the capacity to modify or build to the 117 or 117R specifications or the 113 specification. It is estimated that, at most, 175 tank car shops possess the required capacity to build or modify to these new safer requirements. Estimated Average Burden per Response: It is estimated that 175 facilities will provide one response each E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 6 / Monday, January 11, 2021 / Notices to this request for information on an annual basis, and that it will take approximately 30 minutes to complete, including record keeping and reporting. This notice is intended to accurately account for the annual burden. Estimated Total Annual Burden: The estimated burden is equal to 88 annual burden hours (i.e., 175 responses per year x 0.5 hour per response). The total burden cost is estimated at $4,371 (i.e., 88 burden hours x $49.67 per hour for a manager in Transportation, Storage, and Distribution). Frequency: Annually. Public Comments Invited: Interested parties are invited to send comments regarding any aspect of this information collection, including, but not limited to: (1) The necessity and utility of the information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the DOT; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, clarity and content of the collected information; and (4) ways to minimize the collection burden without reducing the quality of the collected information. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Issued in Washington, DC on January 5, 2021. Cha-Chi Fan, Director, Office of Data Development and Standards, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology. [FR Doc. 2021–00197 Filed 1–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Examination Survey Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the renewal of an information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:36 Jan 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning renewal of its information collection titled, ‘‘Examination Survey.’’ The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review. DATES: Comments must be submitted by February 10, 2021. ADDRESSES: Commenters are encouraged to submit comments by email, if possible. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: prainfo@occ.treas.gov. • Mail: Chief Counsel’s Office, Attention: Comment Processing, 1557– 0199, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW, Suite 3E– 218, Washington, DC 20219. • Hand Delivery/Courier: 400 7th Street SW, Suite 3E–218, Washington, DC 20219. • Fax: (571) 465–4326. Instructions: You must include ‘‘OCC’’ as the agency name and ‘‘1557– 0199’’ in your comment. In general, the OCC will publish comments on www.reginfo.gov without change, including any business or personal information provided, such as name and address information, email addresses, or phone numbers. Comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. Do not include any information in your comment or supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. You may review comments and other related materials that pertain to this information collection 1 following the close of the 30-day comment period for this notice by the following method: • Viewing Comments Electronically: Go to www.reginfo.gov. Click on the ‘‘Information Collection Review’’ tab. Underneath the ‘‘Currently under Review’’ section heading, from the dropdown menu select ‘‘Department of Treasury’’ and then click ‘‘submit.’’ This information collection can be located by searching by OMB control number ‘‘1557–0199’’ or ‘‘Examination Survey.’’ Upon finding the appropriate 1 On October 5, 2020 the OCC published a 60-day notice for this information collection, 85 FR 62801. PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2031 information collection, click on the related ‘‘ICR Reference Number.’’ On the next screen, select ‘‘View Supporting Statement and Other Documents’’ and then click on the link to any comment listed at the bottom of the screen. • For assistance in navigating www.reginfo.gov, please contact the Regulatory Information Service Center at (202) 482–7340. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaquita Merritt, Clearance Officer, (202) 649–5490, Chief Counsel’s Office, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the OMB for each collection of information that they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) to include agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. The OCC is asking OMB to extend its approval of the following information collection: Title: Examination Survey. OMB Control No.: 1557–0199. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Type of Review: Regular. Abstract: The OCC provides each national bank, Federal savings association, and Federal branch or agency (bank) with an Examination Survey at the end of its supervisory cycle (12- or 18-month period). This information collection permits banks to assess the OCC’s bank supervisory activities, including the: • Effectiveness of OCC communications with the bank; • Reasonableness of OCC requests for data and information; • Quality of OCC decision making during the exam process; • Professionalism of OCC examining staff; and • Responsiveness of OCC examiners. The OCC developed the survey in 1994, at the suggestion of banking industry members who expressed a desire to provide examination-related feedback to the OCC. The Comptroller of the Currency and OCC supervisory staff considered that expressed desire and concurred. The information collection continues to be an important tool for the OCC to measure OCC examination performance, design more efficient and effective examinations, and target examiner training. This information collection continues to formalize and promote a long- E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

[Docket No. DOT-OST-2017-0010]


Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection: Annual Tank Car Survey

AGENCY: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Office of the 
Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the Bureau of Transportation Statistics 
(BTS) intention to request that the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) approve a 3-year extension of a currently approved information 
collection for the ``Annual Tank Car Survey.''

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
March 12, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket No. DOT-OST-
2017-0010 through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments. You may also submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 
Number DOT-OST-2017-0010 to the U.S. Department of Transportation 
(DOT), Dockets Management System (DMS). You may submit your comments by 
mail or in person to the Docket Clerk, Docket Management System, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, West Building 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590. Comments should identify the docket 
number as indicated above. Paper comments should be submitted in 
duplicate. The DMS is open for examination and copying, at the above 
address, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal 
holidays. If you wish to receive confirmation of receipt of your 
written comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard 
with the following statement: ``Comments on Docket DOT-OST-2017-0010.'' 
The Docket Clerk will date stamp the postcard prior to returning it to 
you via the U.S. mail. Please note that due to delays in the delivery 
of U.S. mail to Federal offices in Washington, DC, we recommend that 
persons consider an alternative method (the internet, fax, or 
professional delivery service) to submit comments to the docket and 
ensure their timely receipt at U.S. DOT. You may fax your comments to 
the DMS at (202) 493-2251. Comments can also be viewed and/or submitted 
via the Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
    Please note that anyone is able to electronically search all 
comments received into our docket management system by the name of the 
individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment if submitted 
on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may 
review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register 
published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; pages 19475-19570) 
or you may review the Privacy Act Statement at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clara Reschovsky, Bureau of 
Transportation Statistics, Office of the Assistant Secretary for 
Research and Technology, Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE, Room E36-324, Washington, DC 20590, Telephone (202) 366-
2857.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Annual Tank Car Survey
    OMB Control #: 2138-0047
    Background: In accordance with the requirements of 44 U.S.C. 
Section 3506(c)(2)(A) (the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), this 
notice announces the intention of the BTS to request the Office of 
Management and Budget's (OMB's) extension of the currently approved 
information collection related to Section 7308 of the Fixing America's 
Surface Transportation Act (Pub. L. 114-94; the ``FAST Act''). 
Specifically, Section 7308(c) of the FAST ACT directs the Secretary of 
Transportation to conduct a data collection of tank car facilities to 
obtain an estimate of tank cars projected to be modified or built to 
the new safer Department of Transportation (DOT) Specification 117 or 
117R.
    On December 4, 2015, President Barack Obama signed legislation 
entitled ``Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act of 2015,'' or 
the ``FAST Act.'' See Public Law 114-94. The FAST Act includes the 
``Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2015'' 
(see Sections 7001 through 7311) and instructs the Secretary of 
Transportation to make specific regulatory amendments to the Hazardous 
Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 171-180), including 
requirements for certain persons to report the progress toward 
modifying rail tank cars used for the transportation of Class 3 
flammable liquids in accordance with the timeline established in 
Section 7304 of the FAST Act.
    In order to satisfy the FAST Act requirements, BTS has been 
conducting the data collection. BTS invites comments on its intention 
to continue collecting information from tank car retrofitting and 
manufacturing facilities on the planned and projected number of tank 
cars to be retrofitted or manufactured during the calendar year, 
annually. Any facility identified with the capacity to modify or build 
new tank cars to the 117 or 117R specification, as described in Section 
7308(c) of the FAST Act will be included in the data collection 
identified in this notice and submit the results to the Bureau of 
Transportation Statistics (BTS) no later than 60 days upon request. 
Individual responses to the data collection will be kept confidential 
and a summary report of aggregate findings will be provided to:
    (1) The Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
Senate; and
    (2) The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
of Representatives.
    In addition, this summary report will also be published to the BTS 
web page.
    This notice is applicable to Section 7308(c) of the FAST Act which 
directs the Secretary to conduct an annual data collection of tank car 
shops to acquire projections of the number of tank cars to be built or 
manufactured to the new safer specifications. This includes those tank 
cars modified to the DOT Specification 117R, or equivalent, as well as 
any new tank cars built to the DOT Specification 117, or equivalent. 
Modified tank cars will include, but may not be limited to, those 
previously built to Specifications: DOT105, DOT109, DOT111, DOT112, 
DOT114, DOT115, and DOT120.
    Additionally, per Executive Order 13868, issued on April 10, 2019, 
BTS will ask Tank Car shops certified to build DOT-113, capable of 
carrying liquified natural gas how many tank cars they anticipate 
building in the calendar year. This information will be kept 
confidential and a summary report of aggregate findings will be 
provided to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration.
    Respondents: Across the nation there are approximately 400 tank car 
facilities that are currently registered or certified to build or 
modify tank cars. However, the majority of these do not have the 
capacity to modify or build to the 117 or 117R specifications or the 
113 specification. It is estimated that, at most, 175 tank car shops 
possess the required capacity to build or modify to these new safer 
requirements.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: It is estimated that 175 
facilities will provide one response each

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to this request for information on an annual basis, and that it will 
take approximately 30 minutes to complete, including record keeping and 
reporting. This notice is intended to accurately account for the annual 
burden.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: The estimated burden is equal to 88 
annual burden hours (i.e., 175 responses per year x 0.5 hour per 
response). The total burden cost is estimated at $4,371 (i.e., 88 
burden hours x $49.67 per hour for a manager in Transportation, 
Storage, and Distribution).
    Frequency: Annually.
    Public Comments Invited: Interested parties are invited to send 
comments regarding any aspect of this information collection, 
including, but not limited to: (1) The necessity and utility of the 
information collection for the proper performance of the functions of 
the DOT; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, clarity and content of the collected information; 
and (4) ways to minimize the collection burden without reducing the 
quality of the collected information. Comments submitted in response to 
this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB's 
clearance of this information collection.

    Issued in Washington, DC on January 5, 2021.
Cha-Chi Fan,
Director, Office of Data Development and Standards, Bureau of 
Transportation Statistics, Office of the Assistant Secretary for 
Research and Technology.
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