Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 61830-61837 [2021-24300]

Download as PDF 61830 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Notices Comments FMCSA published a notice of the application in the Federal Register on August 12, 2021 and asked for public comment (86 FR 44467). The Agency received no comments. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 FMCSA Decision FMCSA has evaluated the ZF CVCS exemption application. The ADAS camera system housing for both models are approximately 4.30 and 5.6 inches tall and are mounted near the top of the center of the windshield, with the bottom of the technology housing located approximately 8 inches below the top of the area swept by the windshield wipers. The camera needs to be mounted in this location for optimal functionality of the ADAS system. The desired functionality and the relative size of the device precludes mounting it (1) higher in the windshield, and (2) within 4 inches from the top of the area swept by the windshield wipers to comply with section 393.60(e)(1)(ii)(A). The Agency believes that allowing placement of the ADAS camera lower than currently permitted by Agency regulations will likely provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without the exemption because (1) based on the information available, there is no indication that the ADAS camera would obstruct drivers’ views of the roadway, highway signs and signals, and surrounding traffic; (2) generally, trucks and buses have an elevated seating position that greatly improves the forward visual field of the driver and any impairment of available sight lines would be minimal; and (3) the mounting location where the bottom of the ADAS camera housing does not extend more than 8 inches below the upper edge of the area swept by the windshield wipers outside the driver’s and passenger’s normal sight lines to the road ahead, highway signs and signals, and all mirrors, will be reasonable and enforceable at roadside. In addition, the Agency believes the use of the ADAS camera by fleets is likely to improve the overall level of safety for the motoring public. This action is consistent with the following previously issued Agency actions permitting the placement of similarly-sized devices on CMVs outside the driver’s sight lines to the road and highway signs and signals: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC 86 FR 17877 (April 6, 2021), Netradyne, Inc. 85 FR 82575 (Dec 18, 2020), J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. 85 FR 75106 (November 24, 2020), Samsara Networks, Inc. 85 FR 68409 (Oct. 28, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Nov 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 2020), Nauto Inc. 85 FR 64220 (Oct. 9, 2020), Lytx Inc. 85 FR 30121 (May 21, 2020), and Navistar Inc. 84 FR 64952 (Nov. 25, 2019). FMCSA is unaware of any evidence showing that installation of other vehicle safety technologies mounted on the interior of the windshield has resulted in any degradation in safety. Terms and Conditions for the Exemption adopt the same exemption with respect to operations in intrastate commerce. Meera Joshi, Deputy Administrator. [FR Doc. 2021–24364 Filed 11–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2021–0006–N–15] The Agency hereby grants the exemption for a 5-year period, beginning November 8, 2021 and ending November 9, 2026. During the temporary exemption period, motor carriers are allowed to operate CMVs equipped with ZF CVCS’ ADAS camera in the approximate center of the top of the windshield where the bottom edge of the technology housing is approximately 8 inches below the upper edge of the area swept by the windshield wipers, outside of the driver’s and passenger’s normal sight lines to the road ahead, highway signs and signals, and all mirrors. The exemption is valid for 5 years unless rescinded earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be rescinded if: (1) Motor carriers and/or commercial motor vehicles fail to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b). Interested parties possessing information that would demonstrate that motor carriers operating CMVs equipped with ZF CVCS’ ADAS camera are not achieving the requisite statutory level of safety should immediately notify FMCSA. The Agency will evaluate any such information and, if safety is being compromised or if continuation of the exemption is not consistent with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), will take immediate steps to revoke the exemption. Preemption In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315(d), as implemented by 49 CFR 381.600, during the period this exemption is in effect, no State shall enforce any law or regulation applicable to interstate commerce that conflicts with or is inconsistent with this exemption with respect to a firm or person operating under the exemption. States may, but are not required to, PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 January 7, 2022. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed ICR should be submitted on regulations.gov to the docket, Docket No. FRA–2021– 0006. All comments received will be posted without change to the docket, including any personal information provided. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Hodan Wells, Information Collection Clearance Officer, at email: hodan.wells@dot.gov or telephone: (202) 493–0440. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 61831 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Notices 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: Passenger Equipment Safety Standards. OMB Control Number: 2130–0544. Abstract: The information collection under 49 CFR part 238 is used by FRA to promote passenger train safety by ensuring requirements are met for railroad equipment design and performance, fire safety, emergency systems, inspection, testing, and maintenance, and other provisions for the safe operation of railroad passenger equipment. For instance, the information collected from daily inspections is used to detect and correct equipment problems in order to prevent, to the extent that they can be prevented, collisions, derailments, and other occurrences involving railroad passenger equipment that cause injury or death to railroad employees, railroad passengers, or to the general public. Upon detailed review of part 238, FRA made several adjustments to its estimated paperwork burdens in this ICR extension.1 As noted in the PRA table below, FRA determined that many estimated paperwork burdens were either outdated or accounted for in other regulatory sections. Additionally, FRA found the associated burdens related to train equipment inspection and testing, as well as employee training and job briefings have been addressed previously when FRA calculated the economic costs of the regulation. FRA also notes below where it anticipates zero railroad submissions during this 3year ICR period. Type of Request: Extension without change (with changes in estimates) of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses. Form(s): N/A. Respondent Universe: 34 railroads and manufacturers. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. REPORTING BURDEN Respondent universe CFR Section 2 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 229.47(a)–(b)—Emergency Brake Valve— Marking brake pipe valve as such. Total annual responses Average time per responses Total annual burden hours Total cost equivalent 3 FRA anticipates zero submissions for stencils and markings. 238.7—Waivers ........................................... 238.15(b)—Movement of passenger equipment with power brake defects—Limitations on movement of passenger equipment containing a power brake defect at the time a Class I or IA brake test is performed—Passenger equipment tagged or information is recorded as prescribed under § 238.18(c)(2). —(c) Limitations on movement of passenger equipment in passenger service that becomes defective en route after a Class I or IA brake test—Tagging of defective equipment. —(c)(4) Conditional requirement—Notice between employees. 34 railroads ............ 34 railroads ............ 12 waivers ............. 1,000 tags .............. 6 hours .................. 3 minutes ............... 72.00 50.00 $5,575.68 3,872.00 34 railroads ............ 288 tags ................. 3 minutes ............... 14.40 1,115.14 238.17—Movement of passenger equipment with other than power brake defects—Tagging of defective equipment. —(e) Special requisites for movement of passenger equipment with safety appliance defects. 34 railroads ............ Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory requirement is covered under § 238.15(a)–(b). 200 tags ................. 3 minutes ............... 10.00 774.40 Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory requirement is covered under § 238.17. —(e)(4) Crew member notifications ..... Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory requirement is covered under § 238.17. 238.19(b)–(c)—Reporting and tracking defective passenger equipment— Retention or availability of records. FRA determined, since the 1990s, retention and availability of records for reporting and tracking defective passenger equipment are handled by the railroad industry as part of their normal business operations. 1 The public can view any and all estimate adjustments to FRA’s active ICRs in the Supporting VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Nov 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 Statements published at https://www.reginfo.gov/ public/. The Supporting Statement for this ICR will PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 be available after the 30-Day Federal Register notice is published in reginfo.gov. E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 61832 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Notices REPORTING BURDEN—Continued Respondent universe CFR Section 2 —(d) List of power brake repair points 238.21(b)—Special approval procedure— Petitions for special approval of alternative standard. —(c) Petitions for special approval of alternative compliance. —(f) Comments on petitions ................ 238.103(c)—Fire safety analysis for procuring new passenger cars and locomotives. —(d) Fire safety analysis for existing passenger cars and locomotives— Revised Fire Safety Analysis for leased or transferred equipment. 238.105—Train electronic hardware and software safety—New railroads. 238.107—Inspection, testing, and maintenance plan—Development of maintenance plan for new railroads. —(c) Inspection, testing, and maintenance plan for existing railroads— Maintenance plan review. 238.109(b)—Training, qualification, and designation program—Development of training program/curriculum for new railroads. —(b) Training employees and supervisors. —(b)(13) Recordkeeping—Employees and trainers—Training qualifications. 238.111(a)—Pre-revenue service acceptance testing plan: Passenger equipment that has previously been used in service in the U.S.. —(b) Passenger equipment that has not been previously used in revenue service in the U.S. —(b) Subsequent equipment orders .... —(b)(4) Tier II & Tier III passenger equipment: Report of test results to FRA. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 —(b)(7) and (c) Plan submitted to FRA for Tier II or Tier III equipment before being placed in service. 238.131—Exterior side door safety systems—New passenger cars/locomotives used in passenger service—Failure Modes, Effects, Criticality Analysis (FMECA). 238.133(a)—Exterior side door safety systems—Passenger cars and locomotives used in a passenger service—By-pass device verification—Functional test plans. —(b) Unsealed door by-pass device— Notification to railroad’s designated authority by train crewmember of unsealed door by-pass device. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Nov 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 Total annual responses Average time per responses Total annual burden hours Total cost equivalent 3 This ICR only affects Amtrak, which has submitted the necessary list of power brake repair points. FRA does not anticipate any changes or updates to this list over the next few years. Consequently, there is no burden associated with this requirement. 34 railroads ............ 1 petition ................ 16 hours ................ 16.00 1,239.04 34 railroads ............ 1 petition ................ 40 hours ................ 40.00 3,097.60 Manufacturers ........ and public .............. 1 new railroad ........ 2 comments ........... 1 hour .................... 2.00 154.88 1 analysis .............. 150 hours .............. 150.00 11,616.00 34 railroads ............ 1 revised analysis .. 10 hours ................ 10.00 774.40 1 new railroad ........ 1 program plan ...... 150 hours .............. 150.00 11,616.00 1 new railroad ........ 1 maintenance plan 150 hours .............. 150.00 0.00 34 railroads ............ 34 maintenance plan reviews. 20 hours ................ 680.00 52,659.20 1 new railroad ........ 1 training program 160 hours .............. 160.00 0.00 The associated burdens relating to the training of employees and supervisors have been addressed previously when FRA calculated the economic costs of the regulation. 34 railroads ............ 488 records ........... 3 minutes ............... 24.40 1,889.54 34 railroads ............ 1 plan ..................... 16 hours ................ 16.00 1,239.04 34 railroads ............ 1 plan ..................... 192 hours .............. 192.00 14,868.48 Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory requirement is covered above under § 238.111(a) and (b). 1 railroad ............... 1 letter ................... 4 hours .................. 4.00 309.76 In the past 20 years, FRA only received 1 modification plan. Thus, FRA anticipates zero modified plans in the next three years. 1 new railroad ........ 1 analysis .............. 80 hours ................ 80.00 6,195.20 1 new railroad ........ 1 plan ..................... 4 hours .................. 4.00 309.76 The associated burdens related to safety job briefings have been addressed previously when FRA calculated the economic costs of the regulation. PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 61833 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Notices REPORTING BURDEN—Continued Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per responses —(c) En route failure—Safety briefing by train crew when door by-pass device is activated. 34 railroads ............ 100 topic-specific briefings and notifications. 2 minutes ............... —(c) Notification to designated RR authority by train crewmember that door by-pass device has been activated. Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory requirement is already covered above under § 238.133(c). —(c)(1) On-site qualified person (QP) description to a qualified maintenance person (QMP) off-site that equipment is safe to move for repairs. Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory requirement is already covered above under § 238.133(c). —(c)(2) QP/QMP notification to crewmember in charge that door by-pass has been activated and safety briefing by train crew. Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory requirement is already covered above under § 238.133(c). —(d) Records ....................................... 34 railroads ............ —(d) Records of unintended opening of a powered exterior side door. Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory requirement is already covered above under § 238.133(d). —(g)(2) RR record of by-pass activations found unsealed. Duplicate estimate removed. The burden for this requirement is already covered above under § 238.133(d). CFR Section 2 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 238.135(a)(1)—Operating practices for exterior side door safety systems—Daily job briefings. 100 records ........... 2 minutes ............... Total annual burden hours 3.33 3.33 Total cost equivalent 3 257.88 257.88 The associated burdens related to daily job briefings have been addressed previously when FRA calculated the economic costs of the regulation. —(c) Railroads’ request to FRA for special consideration to operate passenger trains with exterior side doors or trap doors, or both, open between stations. Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory requirement is already covered above under § 238.7 or § 238.21 for purposes of this analysis only. —(c)(4) Railroads’ response to FRA request for additional information concerning special consideration request. Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory requirement is already covered above under § 238.7 or § 238.21 for purposes of this analysis only. —(d) Operating rules on how to safely override a door summary circuit or no-motion system, or both, in the event of an en route exterior side door failure or malfunction on a passenger train (Note: Includes burden under § 238.137). 1 new railroad ........ —(d) Railroads to provide a copy of written operating rules to train crew members and control center personnel. Railroads were required to complete the requirements of this subsection by December 6, 2018, so the estimated burden is zero. —(e) Railroads’ training of train crew members on requirements of this section. The associated burdens relating to the training of train crew members have been addressed previously when FRA calculated the economic costs of the regulation. FRA estimates the paperwork burdens associated with training recordkeeping under § 238.109 or under the OMB control numbers 2130–0596 or 2130–0533. —(e) Railroads’ training of new employees. The associated burdens relating to the training of new employees have been addressed previously when FRA calculated the economic costs of the regulation. FRA estimates the burdens associated with training recordkeeping under § 238.109 or under the OMB control numbers 2130–0596 or 2130–0533. —(g) RR operational/efficiency tests of train crew members & control center employees. The associated burdens relating to operational testing or observation of operating crewmembers and control center personnel have been previously addressed when FRA calculated the economic costs of the regulation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Nov 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00087 1 operating rule ..... Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8 hours .................. E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 8.00 619.52 61834 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Notices REPORTING BURDEN—Continued Respondent universe CFR Section 2 Total annual responses Total annual burden hours Total cost equivalent 3 238.201(b)—Scope/alternative compliance—Supporting documentation demonstrating compliance. Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory requirement is already covered above under § 238.21. —(b) Notice of tests sent to FRA 30 days prior to commencement of operations. Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory requirement is already covered above under § 238.111(b)(4). 238.229(c)—Safety appliances—Welded safety appliances—Written lists submitted to FRA by the railroads. —(d) Defective welded safety appliance or welded safety appliance bracket or support—Tagging. —(d) Notification to crewmembers about non-compliant equipment. —(g) Inspection plans .......................... 1 new railroad ........ 1 list ....................... 1 hour .................... 1.00 77.44 34 railroads ............ 4 tags ..................... 3 minutes ............... .20 11.98 34 railroads ............ 2 notices ................ 1 minute ................. .03 2.32 1 new railroad ........ 1 plan ..................... 16 hours ................ 16.00 1,239.04 —(h) Inspection personnel—Training .. The associated burdens relating to training of inspection personnel have been addressed previously when FRA calculated the economic costs of the regulation. FRA estimates the paperwork burdens associated with the retention of training records under § 238.109. —(j)(1)(iv) Remedial action: Defect/ crack in weld—A record of the welded repair. The associated burdens relating to inspections have been addressed previously when FRA calculated the economic costs of the regulation. FRA estimates the paperwork burdens associated with the retention of inspection records under § 238.229(k). —(j)(2)(iv) Petitions for special approval of alternative compliance— Impractical equipment design. Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory requirement is already covered above under § 238.21. —(k) Records of the inspection and repair of the welded safety appliance brackets. Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated burden for this regulatory requirement is already covered below under § 238.303 and under the OMB control number 2130–0004 (§ 229.21). 238.230(b)(1)—Safety Appliances— New equipment—Inspection record of welded equipment by qualified employee. FRA anticipates zero records. —(b)(3) Welded safety appliances: Documentation for equipment impractically designed to mechanically fasten safety appliance support. FRA anticipates zero plans. 238.231—Brake System—Inspection and repair of hand/parking brake: Records (under FRA Form 6180.49A). The paperwork burden for this requirement is covered under § 238.303 and under the OMB control number 2130–0004. —(h) Procedures verifying hold of hand/parking brakes. 238.237(a)–(b)—Automated monitoringDocumentation for alerter/deadman control timing. —(d) Defective alerter/deadman control: Tagging. 1 new railroad ........ 1 procedure ........... 2 hours .................. 2.00 154.88 1 new railroad ........ 1 document ............ 2 hours .................. 2.00 154.88 34 railroads ............ 25 tags ................... 3 minutes ............... 1.25 74.86 2.50 149.73 238.303—Exterior calendar day mechanical inspection of passenger equipment: Notice of previous inspection. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Average time per responses FRA anticipates zero notices. —(e)(15) Dynamic brakes not in operating mode: Tag. 34 railroads ............ —(e)(15)(ii) Conventional locomotives equipped with inoperative dynamic brakes: Tagging. Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory requirement is already covered above under § 238.303(e)(15). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Nov 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00088 50 tags ................... Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3 minutes ............... E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 61835 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Notices REPORTING BURDEN—Continued Respondent universe lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 CFR Section 2 Total annual responses Average time per responses Total annual burden hours Total cost equivalent 3 —(e)(17) MU passenger equipment found with inoperative/ineffective air compressors at exterior calendar day inspection: Documents. FRA anticipates zero submissions. —(e)(17)(v) Written notice to train crew about inoperative/ineffective air compressors. Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory requirement is already covered above under § 238.303(e)(15). —(e)(18)(iv) Records of inoperative air compressors. Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory requirement is already covered below under § 238.303(g). —(g) Record of exterior calendar day mechanical inspection (Other than locomotives) (*Note: Includes burden for records of inoperative air compressors under § 238.303(e)(18)(iv)). 238.305—Interior calendar day mechanical inspection of passenger cars—Tagging of defective end/side doors. —(f) Records of interior calendar day inspection. 238.307(a)(2)—Periodic mechanical inspection of passenger cars and unpowered vehicles—Alternative inspection intervals: Notifications. —(c)(1) Notice of seats and seat attachments broken or loose. —(e)(1) Records of each periodic mechanical inspection. —(e)(2) Detailed documentation of reliability assessments as basis for alternative inspection interval. 238.311—Single car test—Tagging to indicate need for single car test. 238.313(h)—Class I Brake Test—Record for additional inspection for passenger equipment that does not comply with § 238.231(b)(1). 34 railroads ............ 1,734,115 daily inspection records. 1 minute ................. 28,901.92 2,238,164.68 34 railroads ............ 540 tags ................. 3 minutes ............... 27.00 2,090.88 34 railroads ............ 1 minute ................. 51,714.42 4,004,764.68 34 railroads ............ 3,102,865 daily inspection records. 2 notices ................ 5 hours .................. 10.00 774.40 34 railroads ............ 200 notices ............ 2 minutes ............... 6.67 399.47 34 railroads ............ 1 hour .................... 5,184.00 310,469.76 34 railroads ............ 5,184 inspection records. 2 documents .......... 100 hours .............. 200.00 15,488.00 34 railroads ............ 50 tags ................... 3 minutes ............... 2.50 149.73 34 railroads ............ 15,600 records ...... 30 minutes ............. 7,800.00 467,142.00 238.315(a)(1)—Class IA brake test —Notice to train crew that test has been performed (verbal notice). The associated burdens related to briefings have been addressed previously when FRA calculated the economic costs of the regulation. —(f)(5) Communicating signal tested and operating as intended. The associated burdens related to briefings have been addressed previously when FRA calculated the economic costs of the regulation. 238.317—Class II brake test—Communicating signal tested and operating as intended. The associated burdens related to briefings have been addressed previously when FRA calculated the economic costs of the regulation. 238.321—Out-of-service credit—Passenger car: Out-of-use notation. Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory requirement is covered under § 238.307 and under OMB control number 2130–0004 under 229.23(d)–(g). 238.445(a)—Automated Monitoring —Performance monitoring: alerters/ alarms. There are no paperwork burdens associated with this subsection. FRA corrects its previous overinclusion. —(c) Monitoring system: Self-test feature: Notifications. There are no paperwork burdens associated with this subsection. FRA corrects its previous overinclusion. 238.703—Quasi-static compression load requirements—Document to FRA on Tier III trainsets. 238.705—Dynamic collision scenario— Model validation document to FRA for review and approval. 238.707—Override protection—Anti-climbing performance evaluation for Tier III trainsets. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Nov 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 1 new railroad ........ .33 document ......... 40 hours ................ 13.20 1,022.21 1 new railroad ........ .33 validation document. 40 hours ................ 13.20 1,022.21 1 new railroad ........ .33 evaluation ........ 40 hours ................ 13.20 1,022.21 PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 61836 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Notices REPORTING BURDEN—Continued CFR Section 2 Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per responses 238.709—Fluid entry inhibition—Information to demonstrate compliance with this section of a Tier III trainset. 238.721—Glazing—Cab glazing; end facing—Documentation containing technical justification. 1 new railroad ........ .33 analysis ........... 20 hours ................ 6.60 511.10 3 glass manufacturers. .33 technical documentation. 60 hours ................ 19.80 1,533.31 —(a)(6) Marking of end-facing exterior windows for Tier III trainsets. —(b) Cab Glazing; side-facing exterior windows in Tier III cab—Each endfacing exterior window in a cab shall, at a minimum, provide ballistic penetration resistance that meets the requirements of appendix A to part 223 (Certification of Glazing Materials). —(b) Marking of side-facing exterior windows in Tier III Trainsets. —(c) Non-Cab Glazing; Side-facing exterior windows—Tier III—compliance document for Type II glazing. —(c) Marking of side-facing exterior windows—Tier III Trainsets—noncab cars. —(c)(2) Alternative standard to FRA for side-facing exterior window intended to be breakable and serve as an emergency window exit (option to comply with an alternative standard). lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 238.731(a)—Brake Systems—RR analysis and testing Tier III trainsets’ maximum safe operating speed. —(d) Tier III trainsets’ passenger brake alarm—legible stenciling/marking of devices with words ‘‘Passenger Brake Alarm’’ (Including the design of the sticker). —(f) Main reservoir test/certification .... —(h) Main reservoir tests—Inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) plan. —(j) Brake application/release—Brake actuator design with approved brake cylinder pressure as part of design review process. —(o) Train securement—Tier III equipment: demonstrated securement procedure. 238.733—Interior fixture attachment—Analysis for FRA approval (Tier III). 238.735—Seat crashworthiness standard (passenger & cab crew)—Analysis for FRA approval (Tier III). 238.737—Luggage racks—Analysis for FRA approval (Tier III). 238.741—Emergency window egress and rescue access—Plan to FRA for passenger cars in Tier III trainsets not in compliance with sections 238.113 or 238.114. 238.743—Emergency Lighting—Analysis for FRA approval (Tier III). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Nov 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 Total annual burden hours Total cost equivalent 3 Windows are, customarily, automatically marked during the production process. Therefore, there will be no additional burden to mark the windows. 3 glass manufacturers. .33 analysis ........... 10 hours ................ 3.30 255.55 Windows are, customarily, automatically marked during the production process. Therefore, there will be no additional burden to mark the windows. 3 glass manufacturers. .33 analysis ........... 20 hours ................ 6.60 511.10 Windows are, customarily, automatically marked during the production process. Therefore, there will be no additional burden to mark the windows. 3 glass manufacturers. .67 alternative analysis. 5 hours .................. 3.35 259.42 Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory requirement is covered under § 238.111(b). 1 new railroad ........ 53.33 stencilings .... 1 hour (design) + 2 minutes (marking). 55.11 3,300.54 1 new railroad ........ 1 railroad ............... .33 certification ...... .33 ITM plan .......... 6 hours .................. 10 hours ................ 1.98 3.30 118.58 255.55 1 railroad ............... .33 design .............. 40 hours ................ 13.20 1,022.21 1 railroad ............... .33 procedure ........ 8 hours .................. 2.64 204.44 1 railroad ............... .33 analysis/document. .33 analysis/document. 20 hours ................ 6.60 511.10 40 hours ................ 13.20 1,022.21 20 hours ................ 6.60 511.10 1 railroad ............... .33 analysis/document. .33 plan .................. 60 hours ................ 19.80 1,533.31 1 railroad ............... .33 analysis/test ..... 60 hours ................ 19.80 1,533.31 1 railroad ............... 1 railroad ............... PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 61837 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Notices REPORTING BURDEN—Continued CFR Section 2 Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per responses 238.751—Alerters—Alternate technology— Analysis for FRA approval (Tier III). 1 railroad ............... .33 analysis/test ..... 40 hours ................ 13.20 1,022.21 Total .............................................. 34 railroads ............ 4,860,940 Responses. N/A ......................... 95,946 7,149,477 Total Estimated Annual Responses: 4,860,940. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 95,946 hours. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hour Dollar Cost Equivalent: $7,149,477. 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 a respondent is not required to respond to, conduct, or sponsor a collection of information that does not display a currently valid OMB control number. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Brett A. Jortland, Deputy Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2021–24300 Filed 11–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2019–0011] Deepwater Port License Application: SPOT Terminal Services LLC; Correction Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Correcting amendment; notice of availability; notice of public meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: On October 29, 2021, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announced lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: 2 The current inventory exhibits a total burden of 4,600,273 hours while the total burden of this notice is 95,946 hours. As part of its review of this ICR renewal, FRA determined some of the previous estimates were initial estimates, outdated, duplicative, or outside the scope of the PRA. For instance, the burdens previously associated with 49 CFR 238.303(g), 238.305(f), and 238.307(e) were significantly adjusted after removing the inspection times from the burden hours. This adjustment is correct because the burden is imposed by the underlying regulation, thus times for the inspection did not arise from this information collection requirement, so it was incorrect to quantify them as costs related to the information collection. 3 The dollar equivalent cost is derived from the Surface Transportation Board’s 2020 Full Year Wage A&B data series using the appropriate employee group hourly wage rate that includes a 75-percent overhead charge. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Nov 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 the availability of the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) for the SPOT Terminal Services LLC (SPOT) Deepwater port license application for the export of oil from the United States to nations abroad, announced a virtual public meeting for the SDEIS, and the October 29 notice began a 45-day comment period seeking public participation in the environmental impact review process, provided information on how to participate in the environmental impact review process, directed interested parties to a Notice of Application that summarized the SPOT Deepwater Port License Application published in the Federal Register on March 4, 2019, a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Notice of Public Meetings that were published in the Federal Register on March 7, 2019. This notice restates the same information and serves only to correct the email address Efrain.Lopez@ dot.gov in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. DATES: The public meeting will be held virtually, on November 16, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST). Additionally, materials submitted in response to this request for comments on the SDEIS must be submitted to the www.regulations.gov website or the Federal Docket Management Facility as detailed in the ADDRESSES section below no later than 45 days after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes its notice of availability of the SDEIS for the SPOT Deepwater Port License Application in the Federal Register. The public docket for the SPOT Deepwater Port License Application is maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Management Facility, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Comments on the SDEIS may be submitted to this address and must include the docket number for this project, which is MARAD–2019–0011. The Federal Docket Management Facility’s telephone number is 202–366– ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total annual burden hours Total cost equivalent 3 9317 or 202–366–9826, the fax number is 202–493–2251. We encourage you to submit comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. If you submit your comments electronically, it is not necessary to also submit a hard copy by mail. If you cannot submit material using http://www.regulations.gov, please contact either Mr. Matthew Layman, USCG, or Dr. Efrain Lopez, MARAD, as listed in the following FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Matthew Layman, U.S. Coast Guard, telephone: 202–372–1421, email: Matthew.D.Layman@uscg.mil, or Dr. Efrain Lopez, Maritime Administration, telephone: 202–366–9761, email: Efrain.Lopez@dot.gov. For questions regarding viewing the Docket, call Docket Operations, telephone: 202–366– 9317 or 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: MARAD and USCG will hold one virtual public meeting in connection with the SPOT SDEIS. The virtual public meeting will be held remotely due to the nationwide impacts of the existing public health emergency under Section 319 of the Public Health Service Act in response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19). Further, the President’s declaration of a national emergency due to the COVID– 19 outbreak, and state and local actions in response to COVID–19, have impacted the public’s ability to assemble and provide feedback on the SPOT deepwater port license application through in-person public meetings. The public meeting will be held virtually, on November 16, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST). The public meeting may end later than the stated time, depending on the number of persons who wish to make a comment on the record. Anyone that is interested in attending the virtual public meeting or speaking during the virtual public meeting must register. Registration information is provided in the Virtual Public Meeting and Registration sections of this Notice. Additionally, materials submitted in response to this request for comments on the SDEIS E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 213 (Monday, November 8, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61830-61837]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2021-0006-N-15]


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 
January 7, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed ICR 
should be submitted on regulations.gov to the docket, Docket No. FRA-
2021-0006. All comments received will be posted without change to the 
docket, including any personal information provided. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Hodan Wells, Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, at email: [email protected] or 
telephone: (202) 493-0440.

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

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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: Passenger Equipment Safety Standards.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0544.
    Abstract: The information collection under 49 CFR part 238 is used 
by FRA to promote passenger train safety by ensuring requirements are 
met for railroad equipment design and performance, fire safety, 
emergency systems, inspection, testing, and maintenance, and other 
provisions for the safe operation of railroad passenger equipment. For 
instance, the information collected from daily inspections is used to 
detect and correct equipment problems in order to prevent, to the 
extent that they can be prevented, collisions, derailments, and other 
occurrences involving railroad passenger equipment that cause injury or 
death to railroad employees, railroad passengers, or to the general 
public.
    Upon detailed review of part 238, FRA made several adjustments to 
its estimated paperwork burdens in this ICR extension.\1\ As noted in 
the PRA table below, FRA determined that many estimated paperwork 
burdens were either outdated or accounted for in other regulatory 
sections. Additionally, FRA found the associated burdens related to 
train equipment inspection and testing, as well as employee training 
and job briefings have been addressed previously when FRA calculated 
the economic costs of the regulation. FRA also notes below where it 
anticipates zero railroad submissions during this 3-year ICR period.
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    \1\ The public can view any and all estimate adjustments to 
FRA's active ICRs in the Supporting Statements published at https://www.reginfo.gov/public/. The Supporting Statement for this ICR will 
be available after the 30-Day Federal Register notice is published 
in reginfo.gov.
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    Type of Request: Extension without change (with changes in 
estimates) of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Form(s): N/A.
    Respondent Universe: 34 railroads and manufacturers.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.

                                                Reporting Burden
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                                  Respondent      Total annual     Average time    Total annual     Total cost
       CFR Section \2\             universe        responses      per responses    burden hours   equivalent \3\
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229.47(a)-(b)--Emergency                  FRA anticipates zero submissions for stencils and markings.
 Brake Valve--Marking brake
 pipe valve as such.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
238.7--Waivers...............  34 railroads...  12 waivers.....  6 hours........           72.00       $5,575.68
238.15(b)--Movement of         34 railroads...  1,000 tags.....  3 minutes......           50.00        3,872.00
 passenger equipment with
 power brake defects--
 Limitations on movement of
 passenger equipment
 containing a power brake
 defect at the time a Class I
 or IA brake test is
 performed--Passenger
 equipment tagged or
 information is recorded as
 prescribed under Sec.
 238.18(c)(2).
    --(c) Limitations on       34 railroads...  288 tags.......  3 minutes......           14.40        1,115.14
     movement of passenger
     equipment in passenger
     service that becomes
     defective en route after
     a Class I or IA brake
     test--Tagging of
     defective equipment.
    --(c)(4) Conditional         Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory
     requirement--Notice                       requirement is covered under Sec.   238.15(a)-(b).
     between employees.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
238.17--Movement of passenger  34 railroads...  200 tags.......  3 minutes......           10.00          774.40
 equipment with other than
 power brake defects--Tagging
 of defective equipment.
    --(e) Special requisites     Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory
     for movement of                               requirement is covered under Sec.   238.17.
     passenger equipment with
     safety appliance defects.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(e)(4) Crew member         Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory
     notifications.                                requirement is covered under Sec.   238.17.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    238.19(b)-(c)--Reporting       FRA determined, since the 1990s, retention and availability of records for
     and tracking defective     reporting and tracking defective passenger equipment are handled by the railroad
     passenger equipment--                    industry as part of their normal business operations.
     Retention or
     availability of records.
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    --(d) List of power brake    This ICR only affects Amtrak, which has submitted the necessary list of power
     repair points.             brake repair points. FRA does not anticipate any changes or updates to this list
                                 over the next few years. Consequently, there is no burden associated with this
                                                                  requirement.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
238.21(b)--Special approval    34 railroads...  1 petition.....  16 hours.......           16.00        1,239.04
 procedure--Petitions for
 special approval of
 alternative standard.
    --(c) Petitions for        34 railroads...  1 petition.....  40 hours.......           40.00        3,097.60
     special approval of
     alternative compliance.
    --(f) Comments on          Manufacturers..  2 comments.....  1 hour.........            2.00          154.88
     petitions.                and public.....
238.103(c)--Fire safety        1 new railroad.  1 analysis.....  150 hours......          150.00       11,616.00
 analysis for procuring new
 passenger cars and
 locomotives.
    --(d) Fire safety          34 railroads...  1 revised        10 hours.......           10.00          774.40
     analysis for existing                       analysis.
     passenger cars and
     locomotives--Revised
     Fire Safety Analysis for
     leased or transferred
     equipment.
238.105--Train electronic      1 new railroad.  1 program plan.  150 hours......          150.00       11,616.00
 hardware and software
 safety--New railroads.
238.107--Inspection, testing,  1 new railroad.  1 maintenance    150 hours......          150.00            0.00
 and maintenance plan--                          plan.
 Development of maintenance
 plan for new railroads.
    --(c) Inspection,          34 railroads...  34 maintenance   20 hours.......          680.00       52,659.20
     testing, and maintenance                    plan reviews.
     plan for existing
     railroads--Maintenance
     plan review.
    238.109(b)--Training,      1 new railroad.  1 training       160 hours......          160.00            0.00
     qualification, and                          program.
     designation program--
     Development of training
     program/curriculum for
     new railroads.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(b) Training employees   The associated burdens relating to the training of employees and supervisors have
     and supervisors.                been addressed previously when FRA calculated the economic costs of the
                                                                   regulation.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(b)(13) Recordkeeping--  34 railroads...  488 records....  3 minutes......           24.40        1,889.54
     Employees and trainers--
     Training qualifications.
238.111(a)--Pre-revenue        34 railroads...  1 plan.........  16 hours.......           16.00        1,239.04
 service acceptance testing
 plan: Passenger equipment
 that has previously been
 used in service in the U.S..
    --(b) Passenger equipment  34 railroads...  1 plan.........  192 hours......          192.00       14,868.48
     that has not been
     previously used in
     revenue service in the
     U.S.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(b) Subsequent             Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory
     equipment orders.                    requirement is covered above under Sec.   238.111(a) and (b).
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(b)(4) Tier II & Tier    1 railroad.....  1 letter.......  4 hours........            4.00          309.76
     III passenger equipment:
     Report of test results
     to FRA.
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    --(b)(7) and (c) Plan            In the past 20 years, FRA only received 1 modification plan. Thus, FRA
     submitted to FRA for                   anticipates zero modified plans in the next three years.
     Tier II or Tier III
     equipment before being
     placed in service.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
238.131--Exterior side door    1 new railroad.  1 analysis.....  80 hours.......           80.00        6,195.20
 safety systems--New
 passenger cars/locomotives
 used in passenger service--
 Failure Modes, Effects,
 Criticality Analysis (FMECA).
238.133(a)--Exterior side      1 new railroad.  1 plan.........  4 hours........            4.00          309.76
 door safety systems--
 Passenger cars and
 locomotives used in a
 passenger service--By-pass
 device verification--
 Functional test plans.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(b) Unsealed door by-        The associated burdens related to safety job briefings have been addressed
     pass device--                    previously when FRA calculated the economic costs of the regulation.
     Notification to
     railroad's designated
     authority by train
     crewmember of unsealed
     door by-pass device.
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    --(c) En route failure--   34 railroads...  100 topic-       2 minutes......            3.33          257.88
     Safety briefing by train                    specific
     crew when door by-pass                      briefings and
     device is activated.                        notifications.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(c) Notification to        Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory
     designated RR authority              requirement is already covered above under Sec.   238.133(c).
     by train crewmember that
     door by-pass device has
     been activated.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(c)(1) On-site             Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory
     qualified person (QP)                requirement is already covered above under Sec.   238.133(c).
     description to a
     qualified maintenance
     person (QMP) off-site
     that equipment is safe
     to move for repairs.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(c)(2) QP/QMP              Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory
     notification to                      requirement is already covered above under Sec.   238.133(c).
     crewmember in charge
     that door by-pass has
     been activated and
     safety briefing by train
     crew.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(d) Records............  34 railroads...  100 records....  2 minutes......            3.33          257.88
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(d) Records of             Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory
     unintended opening of a              requirement is already covered above under Sec.   238.133(d).
     powered exterior side
     door.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(g)(2) RR record of by-    Duplicate estimate removed. The burden for this requirement is already covered
     pass activations found                              above under Sec.   238.133(d).
     unsealed.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
238.135(a)(1)--Operating           The associated burdens related to daily job briefings have been addressed
 practices for exterior side          previously when FRA calculated the economic costs of the regulation.
 door safety systems--Daily
 job briefings.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(c) Railroads' request     Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory
     to FRA for special           requirement is already covered above under Sec.   238.7 or Sec.   238.21 for
     consideration to operate                            purposes of this analysis only.
     passenger trains with
     exterior side doors or
     trap doors, or both,
     open between stations.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(c)(4) Railroads'          Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory
     response to FRA request      requirement is already covered above under Sec.   238.7 or Sec.   238.21 for
     for additional                                      purposes of this analysis only.
     information concerning
     special consideration
     request.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(d) Operating rules on   1 new railroad.  1 operating      8 hours........            8.00          619.52
     how to safely override a                    rule.
     door summary circuit or
     no-motion system, or
     both, in the event of an
     en route exterior side
     door failure or
     malfunction on a
     passenger train (Note:
     Includes burden under
     Sec.   238.137).
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(d) Railroads to             Railroads were required to complete the requirements of this subsection by
     provide a copy of                         December 6, 2018, so the estimated burden is zero.
     written operating rules
     to train crew members
     and control center
     personnel.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(e) Railroads' training   The associated burdens relating to the training of train crew members have been
     of train crew members on    addressed previously when FRA calculated the economic costs of the regulation.
     requirements of this       FRA estimates the paperwork burdens associated with training recordkeeping under
     section.                        Sec.   238.109 or under the OMB control numbers 2130-0596 or 2130-0533.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(e) Railroads' training      The associated burdens relating to the training of new employees have been
     of new employees.           addressed previously when FRA calculated the economic costs of the regulation.
                                   FRA estimates the burdens associated with training recordkeeping under Sec.
                                        238.109 or under the OMB control numbers 2130-0596 or 2130-0533.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(g) RR operational/           The associated burdens relating to operational testing or observation of
     efficiency tests of             operating crewmembers and control center personnel have been previously
     train crew members &              addressed when FRA calculated the economic costs of the regulation.
     control center employees.
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    238.201(b)--Scope/           Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory
     alternative compliance--               requirement is already covered above under Sec.   238.21.
     Supporting documentation
     demonstrating compliance.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(b) Notice of tests        Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory
     sent to FRA 30 days                requirement is already covered above under Sec.   238.111(b)(4).
     prior to commencement of
     operations.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
238.229(c)--Safety             1 new railroad.  1 list.........  1 hour.........            1.00           77.44
 appliances--Welded safety
 appliances--Written lists
 submitted to FRA by the
 railroads.
    --(d) Defective welded     34 railroads...  4 tags.........  3 minutes......             .20           11.98
     safety appliance or
     welded safety appliance
     bracket or support--
     Tagging.
    --(d) Notification to      34 railroads...  2 notices......  1 minute.......             .03            2.32
     crewmembers about non-
     compliant equipment.
    --(g) Inspection plans...  1 new railroad.  1 plan.........  16 hours.......           16.00        1,239.04
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(h) Inspection             The associated burdens relating to training of inspection personnel have been
     personnel--Training.        addressed previously when FRA calculated the economic costs of the regulation.
                                  FRA estimates the paperwork burdens associated with the retention of training
                                                          records under Sec.   238.109.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(j)(1)(iv) Remedial        The associated burdens relating to inspections have been addressed previously
     action: Defect/crack in       when FRA calculated the economic costs of the regulation. FRA estimates the
     weld--A record of the      paperwork burdens associated with the retention of inspection records under Sec.
     welded repair.                                                 238.229(k).
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(j)(2)(iv) Petitions       Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory
     for special approval of                requirement is already covered above under Sec.   238.21.
     alternative compliance--
     Impractical equipment
     design.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(k) Records of the        Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated burden for this regulatory requirement
     inspection and repair of    is already covered below under Sec.   238.303 and under the OMB control number
     the welded safety                                     2130-0004 (Sec.   229.21).
     appliance brackets.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    238.230(b)(1)--Safety                                FRA anticipates zero records.
     Appliances--New
     equipment--Inspection
     record of welded
     equipment by qualified
     employee.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(b)(3) Welded safety                                FRA anticipates zero plans.
     appliances:
     Documentation for
     equipment impractically
     designed to mechanically
     fasten safety appliance
     support.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    238.231--Brake System--      The paperwork burden for this requirement is covered under Sec.   238.303 and
     Inspection and repair of                        under the OMB control number 2130-0004.
     hand/parking brake:
     Records (under FRA Form
     6180.49A).
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(h) Procedures           1 new railroad.  1 procedure....  2 hours........            2.00          154.88
     verifying hold of hand/
     parking brakes.
238.237(a)-(b)--Automated      1 new railroad.  1 document.....  2 hours........            2.00          154.88
 monitoring- Documentation
 for alerter/deadman control
 timing.
    --(d) Defective alerter/   34 railroads...  25 tags........  3 minutes......            1.25           74.86
     deadman control: Tagging.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
238.303--Exterior calendar                               FRA anticipates zero notices.
 day mechanical inspection of
 passenger equipment: Notice
 of previous inspection.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(e)(15) Dynamic brakes   34 railroads...  50 tags........  3 minutes......            2.50          149.73
     not in operating mode:
     Tag.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(e)(15)(ii)                Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory
     Conventional locomotives           requirement is already covered above under Sec.   238.303(e)(15).
     equipped with
     inoperative dynamic
     brakes: Tagging.
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    --(e)(17) MU passenger                             FRA anticipates zero submissions.
     equipment found with
     inoperative/ineffective
     air compressors at
     exterior calendar day
     inspection: Documents.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(e)(17)(v) Written         Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory
     notice to train crew               requirement is already covered above under Sec.   238.303(e)(15).
     about inoperative/
     ineffective air
     compressors.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(e)(18)(iv) Records of     Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory
     inoperative air                      requirement is already covered below under Sec.   238.303(g).
     compressors.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(g) Record of exterior   34 railroads...  1,734,115 daily  1 minute.......       28,901.92    2,238,164.68
     calendar day mechanical                     inspection
     inspection (Other than                      records.
     locomotives) (*Note:
     Includes burden for
     records of inoperative
     air compressors under
     Sec.
     238.303(e)(18)(iv)).
238.305--Interior calendar     34 railroads...  540 tags.......  3 minutes......           27.00        2,090.88
 day mechanical inspection of
 passenger cars--Tagging of
 defective end/side doors.
    --(f) Records of interior  34 railroads...  3,102,865 daily  1 minute.......       51,714.42    4,004,764.68
     calendar day inspection.                    inspection
                                                 records.
238.307(a)(2)--Periodic        34 railroads...  2 notices......  5 hours........           10.00          774.40
 mechanical inspection of
 passenger cars and unpowered
 vehicles--Alternative
 inspection intervals:
 Notifications.
    --(c)(1) Notice of seats   34 railroads...  200 notices....  2 minutes......            6.67          399.47
     and seat attachments
     broken or loose.
    --(e)(1) Records of each   34 railroads...  5,184            1 hour.........        5,184.00      310,469.76
     periodic mechanical                         inspection
     inspection.                                 records.
    --(e)(2) Detailed          34 railroads...  2 documents....  100 hours......          200.00       15,488.00
     documentation of
     reliability assessments
     as basis for alternative
     inspection interval.
238.311--Single car test--     34 railroads...  50 tags........  3 minutes......            2.50          149.73
 Tagging to indicate need for
 single car test.
238.313(h)--Class I Brake      34 railroads...  15,600 records.  30 minutes.....        7,800.00      467,142.00
 Test--Record for additional
 inspection for passenger
 equipment that does not
 comply with Sec.
 238.231(b)(1).
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
238.315(a)(1)--Class IA brake   The associated burdens related to briefings have been addressed previously when
 test --Notice to train crew                  FRA calculated the economic costs of the regulation.
 that test has been performed
 (verbal notice).
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(f)(5) Communicating      The associated burdens related to briefings have been addressed previously when
     signal tested and                        FRA calculated the economic costs of the regulation.
     operating as intended.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
238.317--Class II brake test--  The associated burdens related to briefings have been addressed previously when
 Communicating signal tested                  FRA calculated the economic costs of the regulation.
 and operating as intended.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
238.321--Out-of-service          Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory
 credit--Passenger car: Out-     requirement is covered under Sec.   238.307 and under OMB control number 2130-
 of-use notation.                                           0004 under 229.23(d)-(g).
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
238.445(a)--Automated           There are no paperwork burdens associated with this subsection. FRA corrects its
 Monitoring --Performance                                    previous overinclusion.
 monitoring: alerters/alarms.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(c) Monitoring system:    There are no paperwork burdens associated with this subsection. FRA corrects its
     Self-test feature:                                      previous overinclusion.
     Notifications.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
238.703--Quasi-static          1 new railroad.  .33 document...  40 hours.......           13.20        1,022.21
 compression load
 requirements--Document to
 FRA on Tier III trainsets.
238.705--Dynamic collision     1 new railroad.  .33 validation   40 hours.......           13.20        1,022.21
 scenario--Model validation                      document.
 document to FRA for review
 and approval.
238.707--Override protection-- 1 new railroad.  .33 evaluation.  40 hours.......           13.20        1,022.21
 Anti-climbing performance
 evaluation for Tier III
 trainsets.

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238.709--Fluid entry           1 new railroad.  .33 analysis...  20 hours.......            6.60          511.10
 inhibition--Information to
 demonstrate compliance with
 this section of a Tier III
 trainset.
238.721--Glazing--Cab          3 glass          .33 technical    60 hours.......           19.80        1,533.31
 glazing; end facing--          manufacturers.   documentation.
 Documentation containing
 technical justification.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(a)(6) Marking of end-     Windows are, customarily, automatically marked during the production process.
     facing exterior windows           Therefore, there will be no additional burden to mark the windows.
     for Tier III trainsets.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(b) Cab Glazing; side-   3 glass          .33 analysis...  10 hours.......            3.30          255.55
     facing exterior windows    manufacturers.
     in Tier III cab--Each
     end-facing exterior
     window in a cab shall,
     at a minimum, provide
     ballistic penetration
     resistance that meets
     the requirements of
     appendix A to part 223
     (Certification of
     Glazing Materials).
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(b) Marking of side-       Windows are, customarily, automatically marked during the production process.
     facing exterior windows           Therefore, there will be no additional burden to mark the windows.
     in Tier III Trainsets.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(c) Non-Cab Glazing;     3 glass          .33 analysis...  20 hours.......            6.60          511.10
     Side-facing exterior       manufacturers.
     windows--Tier III--
     compliance document for
     Type II glazing.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(c) Marking of side-       Windows are, customarily, automatically marked during the production process.
     facing exterior windows--         Therefore, there will be no additional burden to mark the windows.
     Tier III Trainsets--non-
     cab cars.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(c)(2) Alternative       3 glass          .67 alternative  5 hours........            3.35          259.42
     standard to FRA for side-  manufacturers.   analysis.
     facing exterior window
     intended to be breakable
     and serve as an
     emergency window exit
     (option to comply with
     an alternative standard).
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
238.731(a)--Brake Systems--RR    Duplicate estimate removed. The estimated paperwork burden for this regulatory
 analysis and testing Tier                       requirement is covered under Sec.   238.111(b).
 III trainsets' maximum safe
 operating speed.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --(d) Tier III trainsets'  1 new railroad.  53.33            1 hour (design)           55.11        3,300.54
     passenger brake alarm--                     stencilings.     + 2 minutes
     legible stenciling/                                          (marking).
     marking of devices with
     words ``Passenger Brake
     Alarm'' (Including the
     design of the sticker).
    --(f) Main reservoir test/ 1 new railroad.  .33              6 hours........            1.98          118.58
     certification.                              certification.
    --(h) Main reservoir       1 railroad.....  .33 ITM plan...  10 hours.......            3.30          255.55
     tests--Inspection,
     testing and maintenance
     (ITM) plan.
    --(j) Brake application/   1 railroad.....  .33 design.....  40 hours.......           13.20        1,022.21
     release--Brake actuator
     design with approved
     brake cylinder pressure
     as part of design review
     process.
    --(o) Train securement--   1 railroad.....  .33 procedure..  8 hours........            2.64          204.44
     Tier III equipment:
     demonstrated securement
     procedure.
238.733--Interior fixture      1 railroad.....  .33 analysis/    20 hours.......            6.60          511.10
 attachment--Analysis for FRA                    document.
 approval (Tier III).
238.735--Seat crashworthiness  1 railroad.....  .33 analysis/    40 hours.......           13.20        1,022.21
 standard (passenger & cab                       document.
 crew)--Analysis for FRA
 approval (Tier III).
238.737--Luggage racks--       1 railroad.....  .33 analysis/    20 hours.......            6.60          511.10
 Analysis for FRA approval                       document.
 (Tier III).
238.741--Emergency window      1 railroad.....  .33 plan.......  60 hours.......           19.80        1,533.31
 egress and rescue access--
 Plan to FRA for passenger
 cars in Tier III trainsets
 not in compliance with
 sections 238.113 or 238.114.
238.743--Emergency Lighting--  1 railroad.....  .33 analysis/    60 hours.......           19.80        1,533.31
 Analysis for FRA approval                       test.
 (Tier III).

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238.751--Alerters--Alternate   1 railroad.....  .33 analysis/    40 hours.......           13.20        1,022.21
 technology--Analysis for FRA                    test.
 approval (Tier III).
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Total................  34 railroads...  4,860,940        N/A............          95,946       7,149,477
                                                 Responses.
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    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 4,860,940.
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    \2\ The current inventory exhibits a total burden of 4,600,273 
hours while the total burden of this notice is 95,946 hours. As part 
of its review of this ICR renewal, FRA determined some of the 
previous estimates were initial estimates, outdated, duplicative, or 
outside the scope of the PRA. For instance, the burdens previously 
associated with 49 CFR 238.303(g), 238.305(f), and 238.307(e) were 
significantly adjusted after removing the inspection times from the 
burden hours. This adjustment is correct because the burden is 
imposed by the underlying regulation, thus times for the inspection 
did not arise from this information collection requirement, so it 
was incorrect to quantify them as costs related to the information 
collection.
    \3\ The dollar equivalent cost is derived from the Surface 
Transportation Board's 2020 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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    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 95,946 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hour Dollar Cost Equivalent: 
$7,149,477.
    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 a respondent is not required to 
respond to, conduct, or sponsor a collection of information that does 
not display a currently valid OMB control number.
    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520.

Brett A. Jortland,
Deputy Chief Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2021-24300 Filed 11-5-21; 8:45 am]
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