Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 5933-5935 [2022-02108]

Download as PDF jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 22 / Wednesday, February 2, 2022 / Notices COVID–19 Vaccine Air Transport Team’s work with air carriers, and other aviation stakeholders to aid in the safe, expeditious, and efficient transport of the COVID–19 vaccines. This new collection would enable the FAA to collect voluntary information from air carriers authorized to operate under parts 121 and 135 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) that participate or have participated in transport of the COVID–19 vaccines. The continuing mission of the FAA is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world. The FAA’s authority on aviation safety is found in title 49, United States Code (U.S.C.). The authority described in 49 U.S.C. 106(f) vests final authority in the Administrator to carry out all functions, powers, and duties of the Administration relating to the promulgation of regulations, rules, orders, circulars, bulletins, and other official publications of the Administration. Section 44701(a)(5) of title 49, U.S.C. also requires the Administrator to promulgate regulations and minimum standards for other practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce and national security. Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 44701(b)(1), the Administrator may prescribe minimum safety standards for an air carrier to whom an air carrier operating certificate is issued under 49 U.S.C. 44705. When prescribing a regulation or minimum standard under section 44701(a) or (b), the Administrator must consider the duty of an air carrier to provide service with the highest possible degree of safety in the public interest, as prescribed by 49 U.S.C. 44701(d). Regulations and minimum standards necessary for the safe and efficient air transport of the COVID–19 vaccines are within the scope of these authorities and are in the public interest. The safe and efficient distribution of COVID–19 vaccines helps save lives, reduce the severity of COVID–19 illnesses and the associated strains on healthcare systems, and facilitate economic recovery. The FAA has worked closely with air carriers, industry associations, and other aviation stakeholders to address safety matters, such as changed packaging configurations, data loggers, and increased dry ice limits in the context of air carrier operations to support transport of the COVID–19 vaccines. For example, on December 10, 2020, the FAA issued ‘‘Safety Alert for Operators VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:31 Feb 01, 2022 Jkt 256001 5933 20017,’’ 1 which identifies specific considerations related to the air transport of dry ice. Since December 4, 2020, the Department of Transportation and the FAA have led a recurrent Vaccine Distribution Engagement Meeting (VDEM) to bring together government and industry to share ideas, successes, challenges, and ask questions related to transporting the COVID–19 vaccines. Aviation industry associations, air carriers, government partners, and other stakeholders have engaged to provide information and voice concerns—with no consensus recommendations sought for any governmental action—related to the logistics of transport by air of the COVID–19 vaccines. The entities represented at the recurrent VDEMs have collaborated to successfully transport the COVID–19 vaccines, while upholding the highest standards of aviation safety. During VDEMs, both FAA and industry stakeholders identified common interest in querying participants to capture lessons learned. Accordingly, the FAA seeks voluntary information from air carriers authorized to operate under 14 CFR parts 121 and 135 that participate or have participated in transport of the COVID–19 vaccines. Information collected from these stakeholders may further enhance safety efforts and facilitate development of pertinent regulations, minimum standards, guidance, and other information. 6. What additional regulations, minimum standards, guidance, or other information would you like to see concerning the air transport of dry ice? Respondents: The FAA estimates that a total of 39 entities will voluntarily submit responses for this information collection request. Frequency: The FAA expects the submissions warrant a one-time burden to take place over the next three to six months for entities that choose to comply. The FAA may conduct this survey additional times, depending upon the duration of the COVID–19 pandemic, any significant developments in COVID–19 vaccine logistics and transport, and interest from VDEM participants. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 5 hours reporting and 0 hours recordkeeping. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 195 hours reporting and 0 hours recordkeeping. Questions 1. Did the volume of vaccines transported per pound of dry ice increase over the duration of the COVID–19 pandemic? Please provide data that captures the change. 2. Were there observed lower sublimation rates due to improved packaging technology or other factors, and to what factors do you attribute these lower sublimation rates? 3. What risk mitigations have you utilized to enable safe and efficient air operations with larger than normal quantities of dry ice? 4. Was there anything that limited your ability to transport COVID–19 vaccines efficiently while maintaining aviation safety? If so, please describe. 5. What are key takeaways or accomplishments from the COVID–19 vaccine transportation effort over the past year that show the value of working closely with shippers, airframe manufacturers, and the FAA for datadriven safe and efficient operations? Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request 1 Available at: https://www.faa.gov/other_visit/ aviation_industry/airline_operators/airline_safety/ safo/all_safos/media/2020/SAFO20017.pdf. PO 00000 Frm 00155 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued in Washington, DC, on January 27, 2022. Daniel Benjamin Supko, Executive Director, FAA, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety. [FR Doc. 2022–02017 Filed 2–1–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2022–0002–N–2] 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 April 4, 2022. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed ICR should be submitted on regulations.gov to the docket, Docket No. FRA–2022– 0002. All comments received will be posted without change to the docket, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1 5934 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 22 / Wednesday, February 2, 2022 / Notices 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. 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 information collection activities are necessary for FRA to properly execute CFR section 1 223.3(c)—Application—Locomotives, passenger cars, and cabooses less than 50 years old and not used exclusively for excursion, educational, recreational, or private transportation purposes. 223.11(c)—Requirements for existing locomotives built or rebuilt prior to July 1, 1980, equipped with certified glazing in all locomotive cab windows. —(d)(1) Locomotive placed in designated service due to a damaged or broken cab window—Stenciled ‘‘Designated Service—DO NOT OCCUPY’’. —(d)(2) Locomotives removed from service until broken or damaged windows are replaced with certified glazing. 223.13(c)—Requirements for existing cabooses built or rebuilt prior to July 1, 1980, equipped with certified glazing in all windows. —(d) Cabooses removed from service until broken or damaged windows are replaced with certified glazing. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 223.15(c)—Requirements for existing passenger cars built or rebuilt prior to July 1, 1980, equipped with certified glazing in all windows plus four emergency windows. —(d) Passenger cars removed from service until broken/damaged windows are replaced with certified glazing. Appendix A—(b)(16)—Certification of glazing materials—Manufacturers to certify in writing that glazing material meets the requirements of this section. —(c) Identification and marking of each unit of glazing material. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:31 Feb 01, 2022 Jkt 256001 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 summaries below describe the ICRs that FRA will submit for OMB clearance as the PRA requires: Title: Certification of Glazing Materials. OMB Control Number: 2130–0525. Abstract: The collection of information is set forth under 49 CFR part 223, which requires the certification and permanent marking of glazing materials by the manufacturer. The manufacturer is also responsible for making available test verification data to railroads and to FRA upon request. Type of Request: Extension without change (with changes in estimates) of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses (railroads and manufacturers of glazing materials). Form(s): N/A. Respondent Universe: 704 railroads and 5 manufacturers. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Reporting Burden: Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response Total annual burden hours Total cost equivalent ............................... (A) (B) (C) = A * B (D) = C * wage rate 2 704 railroads ........ 400 marked tools (small hammers with instructions). 30 minutes ................... 200.00 hours ................ $11,978.00 704 railroads ........ 10 renewal waivers ...... 4 hours ......................... 40.00 hours .................. 4,609.60 704 railroads ........ 15 stencilings ............... 3 minutes ..................... .75 hour ....................... 44.92 Glazing certification for locomotive replacement windows is done at the time of manufacturing. Consequently, there is no additional burden associated with this requirement. 704 railroads ........ 2 renewal waivers ........ 4 hours ......................... 8.00 hours .................... 921.92 Glazing certification for caboose replacement windows is done at the time of manufacturing. Consequently, there is no additional burden associated with this requirement. 704 railroads ........ 2 renewal waivers ........ 4 hours ......................... 8 hours ......................... 922 Glazing certification for passenger car replacement windows is done at the time of manufacturing. Consequently, there is no additional burden associated with this requirement. 5 manufacturers ... 10 certifications ............ 30 minutes ................... 5.00 hours .................... 387.20 5 manufacturers ... 25,000 marked pieces .. 480 pieces per hour .... 52.08 hours .................. 3,119.07 PO 00000 Frm 00156 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1 5935 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 22 / Wednesday, February 2, 2022 / Notices Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response Total annual burden hours Total cost equivalent ............................... (A) (B) (C) = A * B (D) = C * wage rate 2 25,439 responses ......... N/A ............................... 314 hours ..................... CFR section 1 Total ...................................................... 704 railroads + 5 manufacturers. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 25,439. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 314 hours. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hour Dollar Cost Equivalent: $21,983. Title: Disqualification Proceedings. OMB Control Number: 2130–0529. Abstract: FRA regulations at 49 CFR part 209, subpart D, explain FRA’s responsibilities, and the rights and responsibilities of railroads and railroad employees, regarding disqualification procedures. For example, § 209.331, enforcement of a disqualification order, CFR section 3 209.307(a)—Reply—Within 30 days after receipt of the notice of proposed disqualification issued under § 209.305, the respondent shall reply in writing to the charges. —(b) Reply—Request for an extension ... Total annual responses Average time per response Total annual burden hours Total cost equivalent ...................................... (A) (B) (C) = A * B (D) = C * wage rate 86,000 employees ....... 12 replies .................... 3 hours ....................... 36.00 hours ................ $2,224.44 86,000 employees ....... 2 requests ................... 30 minutes ................. 1.00 hour .................... 61.79 The estimated paperwork burden associated with this regulatory requirement is covered under § 209.307. 86,000 employees ....... 4 requests ................... 30 minutes ................. 2.00 hours .................. 123.58 754 railroads ................ 1 notification letter + 1 information letter. 30 minutes + 30 minutes. 1 hour ......................... 77.44 —(b) Enforcement of disqualification order—Personnel background check. This is a common practice for the railroad industry to do routine personnel checks on individuals whom they are planning on hiring. Thus, there is no burden associated with this requirement. —(c) Enforcement of disqualification order—Individual subject to disqualification order to inform employer and provide copy to employer within 5 days after receipt of such order. 86,000 employees ....... 1 disqualification letter + 1 copy of disqualification letter. 30 minutes + 30 minutes. 1 hour ......................... 61.79 86,000 employees + 754 railroads. 22 responses .............. N/A ............................. 41.00 hours ................ 2,549 Total ................................................... jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 the order to the employer, inform a prospective employer railroad of the disqualification order, and provide a copy of the order. Type of Request: Extension without change (with changes in estimates) of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses. Form(s): N/A. Respondent Universe: 86,000 railroad employees and 754 railroads. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Reporting Burden: Respondent universe 209.309(a)–(b)—Informal response by railroad employee to a notice of proposed disqualification. —(h) Informal response—Request for an extension. 209.331(a)—Enforcement of disqualification order—A railroad that employs or formerly employed an individual serving under a disqualification order must inform other prospective employers. requires: (a) A railroad employing or formerly employing a disqualified individual to disclose the terms and conditions of the order to the individual’s new or prospective employer railroad; (b) a railroad considering hiring an individual in a safety-sensitive position to inquire from the individual’s prior employer railroad whether the individual is serving under a disqualification order; and (c) a disqualified individual to inform the individual’s employer of the disqualification order, provide a copy of 21,983 Total Estimated Annual Responses: 22. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 41 hours. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hour Dollar Cost Equivalent: $2,549. 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. 1 The current inventory exhibits a total burden of 269 hours while the total burden of this notice is 314 hours. As part of its review of this ICR renewal, FRA determined some of the previous estimates were outdated. 2 Throughout this notice, 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. 3 The current inventory exhibits a total burden of 5 hours while the total burden of this notice is 41 hours. As part of its review of this ICR renewal, FRA determined some of the previous estimates VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:31 Feb 01, 2022 Jkt 256001 Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Brett A. Jortland, Deputy Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2022–02108 Filed 2–1–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00157 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 were outdated. Additionally, the requirements under §§ 209.311 through 209.327 are exempted from the PRA under 5 CFR 1320.4(a)(2). Since these provisions pertain to an administrative action or investigation, there is no PRA burden associated with these requirements. E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 22 (Wednesday, February 2, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5933-5935]
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[FR Doc No: 2022-02108]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2022-0002-N-2]


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 
April 4, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed ICR 
should be submitted on regulations.gov to the docket, Docket No. FRA-
2022-0002. All comments received will be posted without change to the 
docket,

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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.

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 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 summaries below describe the ICRs that FRA will submit for OMB 
clearance as the PRA requires:
    Title: Certification of Glazing Materials.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0525.
    Abstract: The collection of information is set forth under 49 CFR 
part 223, which requires the certification and permanent marking of 
glazing materials by the manufacturer. The manufacturer is also 
responsible for making available test verification data to railroads 
and to FRA upon request.
    Type of Request: Extension without change (with changes in 
estimates) of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses (railroads and manufacturers of glazing 
materials).
    Form(s): N/A.
    Respondent Universe: 704 railroads and 5 manufacturers.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
    Reporting Burden:

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                                                                                             Average time  per      Total annual burden     Total cost
          CFR section \1\                Respondent  universe     Total annual responses         response                  hours            equivalent
                                     ...........................  (A)...................  (B)...................  (C) = A * B...........  (D) = C * wage
                                                                                                                                                rate \2\
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223.3(c)--Application--Locomotives,  704 railroads..............  400 marked tools        30 minutes............  200.00 hours..........      $11,978.00
 passenger cars, and cabooses less                                 (small hammers with
 than 50 years old and not used                                    instructions).
 exclusively for excursion,
 educational, recreational, or
 private transportation purposes.
223.11(c)--Requirements for          704 railroads..............  10 renewal waivers....  4 hours...............  40.00 hours...........        4,609.60
 existing locomotives built or
 rebuilt prior to July 1, 1980,
 equipped with certified glazing in
 all locomotive cab windows.
    --(d)(1) Locomotive placed in    704 railroads..............  15 stencilings........  3 minutes.............  .75 hour..............           44.92
     designated service due to a
     damaged or broken cab window--
     Stenciled ``Designated
     Service--DO NOT OCCUPY''.
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    --(d)(2) Locomotives removed      Glazing certification for locomotive replacement windows is done at the time of manufacturing. Consequently, there
     from service until broken or                                  is no additional burden associated with this requirement.
     damaged windows are replaced
     with certified glazing.
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223.13(c)--Requirements for          704 railroads..............  2 renewal waivers.....  4 hours...............  8.00 hours............          921.92
 existing cabooses built or rebuilt
 prior to July 1, 1980, equipped
 with certified glazing in all
 windows.
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    --(d) Cabooses removed from       Glazing certification for caboose replacement windows is done at the time of manufacturing. Consequently, there is
     service until broken or                                        no additional burden associated with this requirement.
     damaged windows are replaced
     with certified glazing.
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223.15(c)--Requirements for          704 railroads..............  2 renewal waivers.....  4 hours...............  8 hours...............             922
 existing passenger cars built or
 rebuilt prior to July 1, 1980,
 equipped with certified glazing in
 all windows plus four emergency
 windows.
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    --(d) Passenger cars removed       Glazing certification for passenger car replacement windows is done at the time of manufacturing. Consequently,
     from service until broken/                                 there is no additional burden associated with this requirement.
     damaged windows are replaced
     with certified glazing.
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Appendix A--(b)(16)--Certification   5 manufacturers............  10 certifications.....  30 minutes............  5.00 hours............          387.20
 of glazing materials--
 Manufacturers to certify in
 writing that glazing material
 meets the requirements of this
 section.
    --(c) Identification and         5 manufacturers............  25,000 marked pieces..  480 pieces per hour...  52.08 hours...........        3,119.07
     marking of each unit of
     glazing material.
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        Total......................  704 railroads + 5            25,439 responses......  N/A...................  314 hours.............          21,983
                                      manufacturers.
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    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 25,439.
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    \1\ The current inventory exhibits a total burden of 269 hours 
while the total burden of this notice is 314 hours. As part of its 
review of this ICR renewal, FRA determined some of the previous 
estimates were outdated.
    \2\ Throughout this notice, 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: 314 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hour Dollar Cost Equivalent: $21,983.
    Title: Disqualification Proceedings.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0529.
    Abstract: FRA regulations at 49 CFR part 209, subpart D, explain 
FRA's responsibilities, and the rights and responsibilities of 
railroads and railroad employees, regarding disqualification 
procedures. For example, Sec.  209.331, enforcement of a 
disqualification order, requires: (a) A railroad employing or formerly 
employing a disqualified individual to disclose the terms and 
conditions of the order to the individual's new or prospective employer 
railroad; (b) a railroad considering hiring an individual in a safety-
sensitive position to inquire from the individual's prior employer 
railroad whether the individual is serving under a disqualification 
order; and (c) a disqualified individual to inform the individual's 
employer of the disqualification order, provide a copy of the order to 
the employer, inform a prospective employer railroad of the 
disqualification order, and provide a copy of the order.
    Type of Request: Extension without change (with changes in 
estimates) of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Form(s): N/A.
    Respondent Universe: 86,000 railroad employees and 754 railroads.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
    Reporting Burden:

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                                                                          Total annual        Average time  per     Total annual burden     Total cost
          CFR section \3\                 Respondent universe              responses               response                hours            equivalent
                                    ...............................  (A)..................  (B)..................  (C) = A * B..........  (D) = C * wage
                                                                                                                                                    rate
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209.307(a)--Reply--Within 30 days   86,000 employees...............  12 replies...........  3 hours..............  36.00 hours..........       $2,224.44
 after receipt of the notice of
 proposed disqualification issued
 under Sec.   209.305, the
 respondent shall reply in writing
 to the charges.
    --(b) Reply--Request for an     86,000 employees...............  2 requests...........  30 minutes...........  1.00 hour............           61.79
     extension.
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209.309(a)-(b)--Informal response        The estimated paperwork burden associated with this regulatory requirement is covered under Sec.   209.307.
 by railroad employee to a notice
 of proposed disqualification.
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    --(h) Informal response--       86,000 employees...............  4 requests...........  30 minutes...........  2.00 hours...........          123.58
     Request for an extension.
209.331(a)--Enforcement of          754 railroads..................  1 notification letter  30 minutes + 30        1 hour...............           77.44
 disqualification order--A                                            + 1 information        minutes.
 railroad that employs or formerly                                    letter.
 employed an individual serving
 under a disqualification order
 must inform other prospective
 employers.
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    --(b) Enforcement of               This is a common practice for the railroad industry to do routine personnel checks on individuals whom they are
     disqualification order--                           planning on hiring. Thus, there is no burden associated with this requirement.
     Personnel background check.
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    --(c) Enforcement of            86,000 employees...............  1 disqualification     30 minutes + 30        1 hour...............           61.79
     disqualification order--                                         letter + 1 copy of     minutes.
     Individual subject to                                            disqualification
     disqualification order to                                        letter.
     inform employer and provide
     copy to employer within 5
     days after receipt of such
     order.
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        Total.....................  86,000 employees + 754           22 responses.........  N/A..................  41.00 hours..........           2,549
                                     railroads.
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    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 22.
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    \3\ The current inventory exhibits a total burden of 5 hours 
while the total burden of this notice is 41 hours. As part of its 
review of this ICR renewal, FRA determined some of the previous 
estimates were outdated. Additionally, the requirements under 
Sec. Sec.  209.311 through 209.327 are exempted from the PRA under 5 
CFR 1320.4(a)(2). Since these provisions pertain to an 
administrative action or investigation, there is no PRA burden 
associated with these requirements.
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    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 41 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hour Dollar Cost Equivalent: $2,549.
    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. 2022-02108 Filed 2-1-22; 8:45 am]
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