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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 10, 2021 / Notices will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. OMB Control Number: 2120–0039. Title: Part 135—Operating Requirements: Commuter and onDemand Operations and Rules Governing Persons on Board such Aircraft. Form Numbers: N/A. Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection. Background: Title 49 U.S.C., section 44702 authorizes issuance of air carrier operating certificates. 14 CFR part 135 prescribes requirement for Air Carrier/ Commercial Operators. Each operator which seeks to obtain, or is in possession of, an air carrier or FAA operating certificate must comply with the requirements of 14 CFR part 135 in order to maintain data which is used to determine if the carrier is operating in accordance with minimum safety standards. Air carrier and commercial operator certification is completed in accordance with 14 CFR part 119. Part 135 contains operations and maintenance requirements. Respondents: Approximately 1,903 operators. Frequency: As required by regulation. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Varies per requirement. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1,356,461 Hours. Issued in Washington, DC on August 4, 2021. Sandra L. Ray, Aviation Safety Inspector, AFS–260. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Rescheduling of Meeting of the Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of new date and time for public meeting, previously scheduled for September 13, 2021, 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. EDT. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration has rescheduled the virtual meeting of the Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force (YIATF) previously scheduled for September 13, 2021. The meeting notice, published in the Federal Register on July 7, 2021, is being reissued and will now be held on jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 17:05 Aug 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 The meeting will be held virtually. Members of the public who wish to observe the virtual meeting may access the event live on the FAA’s Twitter, Facebook and YouTube channels. For copies of meeting minutes along with all other information, please visit the YIATF internet website at https://www.faa.gov/regulations_ policies/rulemaking/committees/ documents/index.cfm/committee/ browse/committeeID/797. ADDRESSES: Ms. Aliah Duckett, Federal Aviation Administration, by email at S602YouthTaskForce@faa.gov or phone at 202–267–8361. Any committeerelated request should be sent to the person listed in this section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Background BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 The meeting will be held on October 8, 2021, from 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Requests for accommodations to a disability must be received by September 29, 2021. Requests to submit written materials to be reviewed during the meeting must be received no later than September 29, 2021. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2021–16958 Filed 8–9–21; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: October 8, 2021. A detailed agenda will be posted on the Task Force’s website, at https://www.faa.gov/regulations_ policies/rulemaking/committees/ documents/index.cfm/committee/ browse/committeeID/797, 15 days in advance of the meeting. The FAA established the Task Force by charter on October 3, 2019, under Public Law 115–254. The Task Force is required by statute to develop and provide independent recommendations and strategies to the FAA Administrator to: (1) Facilitate and encourage high school students in the United States to enroll in and complete career and technical education courses, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), that will prepare them to pursue a course of study related to an aviation career at an institution of higher education, a community college, or trade school; (2) facilitate and encourage these students to enroll in a course of study related to an aviation career, including aviation manufacturing, engineering and maintenance, at an institution of higher education, including a community college or trade school; and (3) identify and develop pathways for students to secure registered apprenticeships, workforce development programs, or careers in the aviation industry of the United States. PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43719 II. Agenda At the meeting, the agenda will cover the following topics: • Welcome/Opening Remarks • Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes • Subcommittee Presentations • Review of Action Items • Closing Remarks A detailed agenda will be posted on the YIATF internet website address listed in the ADDRESSES section at least 15 days in advance of the meeting. Copies of the meeting minutes will also be available on the YIATF internet website. III. Public Participation The meeting will be open to the public and livestreamed. Members of the public who wish to observe the virtual meeting can access the livestream on the FAA social media platforms listed in the ADDRESSES section on the day of the event. The U.S. Department of Transportation is committed to providing equal access to this meeting for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, such as sign language, interpretation, or other ancillary aids, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. The FAA is not accepting oral presentations at this meeting due to time constraints. However, the public may present written statements to the Task Force by providing a copy to the Designated Federal Officer via the email listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Issued in Washington, DC. Angela O. Anderson, Director, Regulatory Support Division, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration. [FR Doc. 2021–16989 Filed 8–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2021–0055 (Notice No. 2021–06)] Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 43720 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 10, 2021 / Notices In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requests (ICRs) discussed below will be forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget for renewal and extension. These ICRs describe the nature of the information collections and their expected burdens. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before September 9, 2021. ADDRESSES: 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. We invite comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Docket: For access to the dockets to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Andrews or Shelby Geller, Standards and Rulemaking Division, (202) 366–8553, ohmspra@dot.gov, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590– 0001. Section 1320.8(d), title 5, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) requires PHMSA to provide interested members of the public and affected agencies an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping requests. This notice identifies information collection requests that PHMSA will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal and extension. These information collections are contained in 49 CFR 171.6 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 171– 180). PHMSA has revised burden estimates where appropriate to reflect jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Aug 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 current reporting levels or adjustments based on changes in proposed or final rules published since the information collections were last approved. The following information is provided for each information collection: (1) Title of the information collection, including former title if a change is being made; (2) OMB control number; (3) summary of the information collection activity; (4) description of affected public; (5) estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (6) frequency of collection. PHMSA will request a 3-year term of approval for each information collection activity and will publish a notice in the Federal Register upon OMB’s approval. A notice and request for comments with a 60-day comment period on these ICRs was published in the Federal Register on May 18, 2021, [86 FR 27009] under Docket No. PHMSA–2021–0055 (Notice No. 2021–04). PHMSA did not receive any comments in response to this notice. PHMSA requests comments on the following information collections: Title: Rulemaking, Special Permits, and Preemption Requirements. OMB Control Number: 2137–0051. Summary: This information collection applies to procedures for requesting changes, exceptions, and other determinations in relation to the HMR. Specific areas covered in this information collection include part 105, subparts A and B, ‘‘Hazardous Materials Program Definitions and General Procedures’’; part 106, subpart B, ‘‘Participating in the Rulemaking Process’’; part 107, subpart B, ‘‘Special Permits’’; and part 107, subpart C, ‘‘Preemption.’’ The Federal hazardous materials transportation law directs the Secretary of Transportation to prescribe regulations for the safe transportation of hazardous materials in commerce. PHMSA is authorized to accept petitions for rulemaking and appeals, as well as applications for special permits, preemption determinations, and waivers of preemption. The types of information collected include: (1) Petitions for Rulemaking: Any person may petition PHMSA to add, amend, or delete a regulation in parts 110, 130, 171 through 180, or may petition the Office of the Chief Counsel to add, amend, or delete a regulation in parts 105, 106, or 107. Petitions submitted to PHMSA are required to contain information as specified in § 106.100 of the HMR. (2) Appeals: Except as provided in § 106.40(e), any person may submit an appeal to our actions in accordance with the Appeals procedures found in §§ 106.110 through 106.130. PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (3) Applications for Special Permit: Any person applying for a special permit must include the citation of the specific regulation from which the applicant seeks relief; specification of the proposed mode or modes of transportation; detailed description of the proposed special permit (e.g., alternative packaging, test, procedure, or activity), including as appropriate, written descriptions, drawings, flow charts, plans and other supporting documents, etc. Under this OMB control number, applicants may apply for a new special permit, renew or modify an existing special permit, or request party status to a special permit. These procedures can be found in part 107, subpart B of the HMR. (4) Applications for Preemption Determination: With the exception of highway routing matters covered under 49 U.S.C. 5125(c), any person directly affected by any requirement of a state, political subdivision, or Native American tribe may apply to the Chief Counsel for a determination whether that requirement is preempted by § 107.202(a), (b), or (c). The application must include the text of the state, political subdivision, or Native American tribe requirement for which the determination is sought; specify each requirement of the federal hazardous materials transportation law, regulations issued under the federal hazardous material transportation law, or hazardous material transportation security regulations or directives issued by the Secretary of Homeland Security with which the applicant seeks the state, political subdivision, or Native American tribe requirement to be compared; explain why the applicant believes the state, political subdivision, or Native American tribe requirement should or should not be preempted under the standards of § 107.202; and state how the applicant is affected by the state, political subdivision, or Native American tribe requirement. (5) Waivers of Preemption: With the exception of requirements preempted under 49 U.S.C. 5125(c), any person may apply to the Chief Counsel for a waiver of preemption with respect to any requirement that: (1) The state, political subdivision thereof, or Native American tribe acknowledges to be preempted under the federal hazardous materials transportation law, or (2) has been determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be so preempted. The Chief Counsel may waive preemption with respect to such requirement upon a determination that such requirement affords an equal or greater level of protection to the public than is afforded by the requirements of E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 10, 2021 / Notices the federal hazardous materials transportation law or the regulations issued thereunder, and does not unreasonably burden commerce. The information collected under these application procedures is used in the review process by PHMSA in determining the merits of the petitions for rulemakings and for reconsideration of rulemakings, as well as applications for special permits, preemption determinations, and waivers of preemption to the HMR. The procedures governing these petitions for rulemaking and for reconsideration of rulemakings are covered in subpart B of part 106. Applications for special permits, preemption, determinations, and waivers of preemption are covered under subparts B and C of part 107. Rulemaking procedures help PHMSA determine whether a regulatory change is necessary, is consistent with public interest, and maintains a level of safety equal to or superior to that of current regulations. Special permit procedures provide the information required for analytical purposes to determine Annual respondents Information collection Petition for Rulemaking ................................................................................... New Special Permit Application ...................................................................... Party Status Special Permit Application .......................................................... Renewal Special Permit Application ............................................................... Modification Special Permit Application .......................................................... Special Permit Application—Recordkeeping ................................................... Designated Agent for Special Permit Application ........................................... Confidential Handling for Special Permit Application ...................................... Preemption ...................................................................................................... Preemption Reconsideration ........................................................................... Affected Public: Shippers, carriers, packaging manufacturers, and other affected entities. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Number of Respondents: 3,818. Total Annual Responses: 3,818. Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,278.75. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Title: Flammable Cryogenic Liquids. OMB Control Number: 2137–0542. Annual respondents Information collection Flammable Cryogenic Liquids ......................................................................... Flammable Cryogenic Liquids—Recordkeeping ............................................. Affected Public: Carriers of cryogenic materials. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Number of Respondents: 350. Total Annual Responses: 36,400. Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,214. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. 175 175 Title: Response Plans for Shipments of Oil. OMB Control Number: 2137–0591. Summary: In recent years, several major oil discharges damaged the marine environment of the United States. Under authority of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as Annual respondents Information collection jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Basic Written Response Plan—New Plans ..................................................... Basic Written Response Plan—Updating Plans ............................................. Affected Public: Carriers that transport oil in bulk, by motor vehicle or rail. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Aug 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Annual responses Sfmt 4703 20 168 576 936 132 1,852 100 31 2 1 Time per response 8 hours ........... 7 hours ........... 1.5 hours ........ 1.5 hours ........ 1 hour ............ 6 minutes ....... 2 hours ........... 15 minutes ..... 60 hours ......... 30 hours ......... Annual burden hours 160 1,176 864 1,404 132 185 200 7.75 120 30 if the travel time will exceed the safe travel time. These requirements are intended to ensure a high level of safety when transporting flammable cryogenics due to their extreme flammability and high compression ratio when in a liquid state. The following information collections and their burdens are associated with this OMB Control Number: Annual responses 18,200 18,200 Time per response 3.5 minutes .... 30 seconds .... Annual burden hours 1,062 152 amended by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.), PHMSA issued regulations in 49 CFR part 130 that require preparation of basic written spill response plans. The following information collections and their burdens are associated with this OMB Control Number: Annual responses 80 7,920 Number of Respondents: 8,000. Total Annual Responses: 8,000. Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,560. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. PO 00000 whether the requested relief provides for a comparable level of safety as provided by the HMR. Additionally, PHMSA uses information from preemption procedures to determine whether a requirement of a state, political subdivision, or Indian tribe is preempted under 49 U.S.C. 5125, or regulations issued thereunder, or whether a waiver of preemption should be issued. The following information collections and their burdens are associated with this OMB Control Number: 20 168 576 936 132 1,852 100 31 2 1 Summary: Provisions in § 177.840(a)(2) specify certain safety procedures and documentation requirements for drivers of motor vehicles transporting flammable cryogenic liquids. This information allows the driver to take appropriate remedial actions to prevent a catastrophic release of the flammable cryogenics should the temperature of the material begin to rise excessively or 43721 80 7,920 Time per response 33 hours ......... 1 hour ............ Annual burden hours 2,640 7,920 Title: Requirements for United Nations (UN) Cylinders. OMB Control Number: 2137–0621. Summary: This information collection and recordkeeping burden is the result E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 43722 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 10, 2021 / Notices of efforts to amend the HMR to adopt standards for the design, construction, maintenance, and use of cylinders and multiple-element gas containers (MEGCs) based on the standards contained in the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. Aligning the HMR with the UN Recommendations promotes flexibility, permits the use of technological advances for the manufacture of the pressure receptacles, provides for a broader selection of pressure receptacles, reduces the need for special permits, and facilitates international commerce in the transportation of compressed gases. Information collection requirements address domestic and international manufacturers of cylinders that request approval by the approval agency for cylinder design types. The approval process for each cylinder design type includes review, filing, and recordkeeping of the approval application. The approval agency is Total respondents Information collection UN Pressure Receptacle Approval—New Request ........................................ UN Pressure Receptacle Approval—Modified Request .................................. UN Pressure Receptacle Approval—Recordkeeping ...................................... Affected Public: Fillers, owners, users, and retesters of UN cylinders. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Number of Respondents: 210. Total Annual Responses: 210. Total Annual Burden Hours: 817.5. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 4, 2021, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. William A. Quade, Deputy Associate Administrator of Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2021–16994 Filed 8–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Veterans’ Family, Caregiver and Survivor Advisory Committee, Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, that the Veterans’ Family, Caregiver, and Survivor Advisory Committee will meet virtually on September 23, 2021. The meeting session will begin and end as follows: Date jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES September 23, 2021. Time 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. The meeting is open to the public and will be conducted using Microsoft Teams. Please email VEOFACA@va.gov for an invitation link prior to September 22, 2021 or dial-in by phone (for audio only) 1–872–701–0185, United States, Chicago (Toll), Conference ID: 864 046 788#. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Aug 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total responses 35 100 75 The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on matters related to: The need of Veterans’ families, caregivers and survivors across all generations, relationships and Veterans status; the use of VA care, benefits and memorial services by Veterans’ families, caregivers and survivors, and opportunities for improvements to the experience using such services; VA policies, regulations and administrative requirements related to the transition of Servicemembers from the Department of Defense (DoD) to enrollment in VA that impact Veterans’ families, caregivers and survivors; and factors that influence access to, quality of and accountability for services, benefits and memorial services for Veterans’ families, caregivers and survivors. On September 23, 2021, the agenda will include opening remarks from the Committee Chair and the Chief Veterans Experience Officer. There will be presentations from the subcommittee chairs on proposed recommendations for the Secretary. Individuals wishing to share information with the Committee should contact the VEO Federal Advisory Committee Team at VEOFACA@va.gov to submit a 1–2 page summary of their comments for inclusion in the official meeting record before September 22, 2021 at 5:00 pm (EST). Due to the time limitations of virtual meetings, public comments will be submitted prior to the meeting and distributed to the Committee before the designated meeting time on September 23, 2021. Any member of the public seeking additional information should contact Betty Moseley Brown (Designated Federal Official) Betty.MoseleyBrown@ va.gov or 210–392–2505. PO 00000 required to maintain a set of the approved drawings and calculations for each design it reviews and a copy of each initial design type approval certificate approved by the Associate Administrator for the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety for not less than 20 years. The following information collections and their burdens are associated with this OMB Control Number: 35 100 75 Time per response Total burden hours 6 hours ........... 6 hours ........... 6 minutes ....... 210 600 7.5 Dated: August 5, 2021. Jelessa M. Burney, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–17005 Filed 8–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Solicitation of Nomination for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans ACTION: Notice. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Readjustment Counseling Service (RCS), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans (‘‘the Committee’’) for the 2022 membership cycle. DATES: Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received by September 12, 2021, no later than 4:00 p.m., eastern standard time. Packages received after this time will not be considered for the current membership cycle. ADDRESSES: All nomination packages should be sent to the VA Readjustment Counseling Service, by email (recommended) or mail. Please see contact information below: VA Readjustment Counseling Service (10RCS), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20420, VHA10RCSAction@va.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Barbato or Kevin Swallow, Readjustment Counseling Service SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2021-0055 (Notice No. 2021-06)]


Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces that the Information Collection Requests (ICRs) 
discussed below will be forwarded to the Office of Management and 
Budget for renewal and extension. These ICRs describe the nature of the 
information collections and their expected burdens.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
September 9, 2021.

ADDRESSES: 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.
    We invite comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed information collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.
    Docket: For access to the dockets to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Andrews or Shelby Geller, 
Standards and Rulemaking Division, (202) 366-8553, [email protected], 
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department 
of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-
0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1320.8(d), title 5, Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) requires PHMSA to provide interested members of the 
public and affected agencies an opportunity to comment on information 
collection and recordkeeping requests. This notice identifies 
information collection requests that PHMSA will be submitting to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal and extension. These 
information collections are contained in 49 CFR 171.6 of the Hazardous 
Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 171-180). PHMSA has revised 
burden estimates where appropriate to reflect current reporting levels 
or adjustments based on changes in proposed or final rules published 
since the information collections were last approved. The following 
information is provided for each information collection: (1) Title of 
the information collection, including former title if a change is being 
made; (2) OMB control number; (3) summary of the information collection 
activity; (4) description of affected public; (5) estimate of total 
annual reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (6) frequency of 
collection. PHMSA will request a 3-year term of approval for each 
information collection activity and will publish a notice in the 
Federal Register upon OMB's approval.
    A notice and request for comments with a 60-day comment period on 
these ICRs was published in the Federal Register on May 18, 2021, [86 
FR 27009] under Docket No. PHMSA-2021-0055 (Notice No. 2021-04). PHMSA 
did not receive any comments in response to this notice.
    PHMSA requests comments on the following information collections:
    Title: Rulemaking, Special Permits, and Preemption Requirements.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0051.
    Summary: This information collection applies to procedures for 
requesting changes, exceptions, and other determinations in relation to 
the HMR. Specific areas covered in this information collection include 
part 105, subparts A and B, ``Hazardous Materials Program Definitions 
and General Procedures''; part 106, subpart B, ``Participating in the 
Rulemaking Process''; part 107, subpart B, ``Special Permits''; and 
part 107, subpart C, ``Preemption.'' The Federal hazardous materials 
transportation law directs the Secretary of Transportation to prescribe 
regulations for the safe transportation of hazardous materials in 
commerce. PHMSA is authorized to accept petitions for rulemaking and 
appeals, as well as applications for special permits, preemption 
determinations, and waivers of preemption. The types of information 
collected include:
    (1) Petitions for Rulemaking: Any person may petition PHMSA to add, 
amend, or delete a regulation in parts 110, 130, 171 through 180, or 
may petition the Office of the Chief Counsel to add, amend, or delete a 
regulation in parts 105, 106, or 107. Petitions submitted to PHMSA are 
required to contain information as specified in Sec.  106.100 of the 
HMR.
    (2) Appeals: Except as provided in Sec.  106.40(e), any person may 
submit an appeal to our actions in accordance with the Appeals 
procedures found in Sec. Sec.  106.110 through 106.130.
    (3) Applications for Special Permit: Any person applying for a 
special permit must include the citation of the specific regulation 
from which the applicant seeks relief; specification of the proposed 
mode or modes of transportation; detailed description of the proposed 
special permit (e.g., alternative packaging, test, procedure, or 
activity), including as appropriate, written descriptions, drawings, 
flow charts, plans and other supporting documents, etc. Under this OMB 
control number, applicants may apply for a new special permit, renew or 
modify an existing special permit, or request party status to a special 
permit. These procedures can be found in part 107, subpart B of the 
HMR.
    (4) Applications for Preemption Determination: With the exception 
of highway routing matters covered under 49 U.S.C. 5125(c), any person 
directly affected by any requirement of a state, political subdivision, 
or Native American tribe may apply to the Chief Counsel for a 
determination whether that requirement is preempted by Sec.  
107.202(a), (b), or (c). The application must include the text of the 
state, political subdivision, or Native American tribe requirement for 
which the determination is sought; specify each requirement of the 
federal hazardous materials transportation law, regulations issued 
under the federal hazardous material transportation law, or hazardous 
material transportation security regulations or directives issued by 
the Secretary of Homeland Security with which the applicant seeks the 
state, political subdivision, or Native American tribe requirement to 
be compared; explain why the applicant believes the state, political 
subdivision, or Native American tribe requirement should or should not 
be preempted under the standards of Sec.  107.202; and state how the 
applicant is affected by the state, political subdivision, or Native 
American tribe requirement.
    (5) Waivers of Preemption: With the exception of requirements 
preempted under 49 U.S.C. 5125(c), any person may apply to the Chief 
Counsel for a waiver of preemption with respect to any requirement 
that: (1) The state, political subdivision thereof, or Native American 
tribe acknowledges to be preempted under the federal hazardous 
materials transportation law, or (2) has been determined by a court of 
competent jurisdiction to be so preempted. The Chief Counsel may waive 
preemption with respect to such requirement upon a determination that 
such requirement affords an equal or greater level of protection to the 
public than is afforded by the requirements of

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the federal hazardous materials transportation law or the regulations 
issued thereunder, and does not unreasonably burden commerce.
    The information collected under these application procedures is 
used in the review process by PHMSA in determining the merits of the 
petitions for rulemakings and for reconsideration of rulemakings, as 
well as applications for special permits, preemption determinations, 
and waivers of preemption to the HMR. The procedures governing these 
petitions for rulemaking and for reconsideration of rulemakings are 
covered in subpart B of part 106. Applications for special permits, 
preemption, determinations, and waivers of preemption are covered under 
subparts B and C of part 107. Rulemaking procedures help PHMSA 
determine whether a regulatory change is necessary, is consistent with 
public interest, and maintains a level of safety equal to or superior 
to that of current regulations. Special permit procedures provide the 
information required for analytical purposes to determine whether the 
requested relief provides for a comparable level of safety as provided 
by the HMR. Additionally, PHMSA uses information from preemption 
procedures to determine whether a requirement of a state, political 
subdivision, or Indian tribe is preempted under 49 U.S.C. 5125, or 
regulations issued thereunder, or whether a waiver of preemption should 
be issued. The following information collections and their burdens are 
associated with this OMB Control Number:

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       Information collection           respondents      responses         Time per response           hours
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Petition for Rulemaking.............              20              20  8 hours...................             160
New Special Permit Application......             168             168  7 hours...................           1,176
Party Status Special Permit                      576             576  1.5 hours.................             864
 Application.
Renewal Special Permit Application..             936             936  1.5 hours.................           1,404
Modification Special Permit                      132             132  1 hour....................             132
 Application.
Special Permit Application--                   1,852           1,852  6 minutes.................             185
 Recordkeeping.
Designated Agent for Special Permit              100             100  2 hours...................             200
 Application.
Confidential Handling for Special                 31              31  15 minutes................            7.75
 Permit Application.
Preemption..........................               2               2  60 hours..................             120
Preemption Reconsideration..........               1               1  30 hours..................              30
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    Affected Public: Shippers, carriers, packaging manufacturers, and 
other affected entities.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Number of Respondents: 3,818.
    Total Annual Responses: 3,818.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,278.75.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Title: Flammable Cryogenic Liquids.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0542.
    Summary: Provisions in Sec.  177.840(a)(2) specify certain safety 
procedures and documentation requirements for drivers of motor vehicles 
transporting flammable cryogenic liquids. This information allows the 
driver to take appropriate remedial actions to prevent a catastrophic 
release of the flammable cryogenics should the temperature of the 
material begin to rise excessively or if the travel time will exceed 
the safe travel time. These requirements are intended to ensure a high 
level of safety when transporting flammable cryogenics due to their 
extreme flammability and high compression ratio when in a liquid state. 
The following information collections and their burdens are associated 
with this OMB Control Number:

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                                          Annual          Annual                                   Annual burden
       Information collection           respondents      responses         Time per response           hours
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Flammable Cryogenic Liquids.........             175          18,200  3.5 minutes...............           1,062
Flammable Cryogenic Liquids--                    175          18,200  30 seconds................             152
 Recordkeeping.
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    Affected Public: Carriers of cryogenic materials.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Number of Respondents: 350.
    Total Annual Responses: 36,400.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,214.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Title: Response Plans for Shipments of Oil.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0591.
    Summary: In recent years, several major oil discharges damaged the 
marine environment of the United States. Under authority of the Federal 
Water Pollution Control Act, as amended by the Oil Pollution Act of 
1990 (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.), PHMSA issued regulations in 49 CFR part 
130 that require preparation of basic written spill response plans. The 
following information collections and their burdens are associated with 
this OMB Control Number:

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                                          Annual          Annual                                   Annual burden
       Information collection           respondents      responses         Time per response           hours
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Basic Written Response Plan--New                  80              80  33 hours..................           2,640
 Plans.
Basic Written Response Plan--                  7,920           7,920  1 hour....................           7,920
 Updating Plans.
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    Affected Public: Carriers that transport oil in bulk, by motor 
vehicle or rail.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Number of Respondents: 8,000.
    Total Annual Responses: 8,000.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,560.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Title: Requirements for United Nations (UN) Cylinders.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0621.
    Summary: This information collection and recordkeeping burden is 
the result

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of efforts to amend the HMR to adopt standards for the design, 
construction, maintenance, and use of cylinders and multiple-element 
gas containers (MEGCs) based on the standards contained in the UN 
Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. Aligning the HMR 
with the UN Recommendations promotes flexibility, permits the use of 
technological advances for the manufacture of the pressure receptacles, 
provides for a broader selection of pressure receptacles, reduces the 
need for special permits, and facilitates international commerce in the 
transportation of compressed gases. Information collection requirements 
address domestic and international manufacturers of cylinders that 
request approval by the approval agency for cylinder design types. The 
approval process for each cylinder design type includes review, filing, 
and recordkeeping of the approval application. The approval agency is 
required to maintain a set of the approved drawings and calculations 
for each design it reviews and a copy of each initial design type 
approval certificate approved by the Associate Administrator for the 
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety for not less than 20 years. The 
following information collections and their burdens are associated with 
this OMB Control Number:

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                                           Total           Total                                   Total burden
       Information collection           respondents      responses         Time per response           hours
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UN Pressure Receptacle Approval--New              35              35  6 hours...................             210
 Request.
UN Pressure Receptacle Approval--                100             100  6 hours...................             600
 Modified Request.
UN Pressure Receptacle Approval--                 75              75  6 minutes.................             7.5
 Recordkeeping.
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    Affected Public: Fillers, owners, users, and retesters of UN 
cylinders.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Number of Respondents: 210.
    Total Annual Responses: 210.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 817.5.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 4, 2021, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR 1.97.
William A. Quade,
Deputy Associate Administrator of Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline 
and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
[FR Doc. 2021-16994 Filed 8-9-21; 8:45 am]
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