60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: System Diagram Maps

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 239 (Thursday, December 12, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 239 (Thursday, December 12, 2019)]
[Page 67989]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-26784]
60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: System
Diagram Maps
ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.
SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the
Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent
to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an
extension of the collection of system diagram maps, described below.
DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by
February 10, 2020.
ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Chris Oehrle, Surface Transportation
Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423-0001, or to [email protected].
When submitting comments, please refer to ``Paperwork Reduction Act
Comments, System Diagram Maps.'' For further information regarding this
collection, contact Pedro Ramirez at (202) 245-0333 or
[email protected]. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available
through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are requested concerning: (1) The
accuracy of the Board's burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the
quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (3) ways to
minimize the burden of the collection of information on the
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or
other forms of information technology, when appropriate; and (4)
whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper
performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the
collection has practical utility. Submitted comments will be summarized
and included in the Board's request for OMB approval.
Description of Collection
    Title: System Diagram Maps (or, in the case of Class III carriers,
the alternative narrative description of rail system).
    OMB Control Number: 2140-0003.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension without change.
    Respondents: Common carrier freight railroads that are either new
or reporting changes in the status of one or more of their rail lines.
    Number of Respondents: 1.
    Estimated Time per Response: 5 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 5 hours.
    Total ``Non-Hour Burden'' Cost: No ``non-hour cost'' burdens
associated with this collection have been identified. The information
is submitted electronically.
    Needs and Uses: Under 49 CFR 1152.10-1152.13, railroads subject to
the Board's jurisdiction must keep current system diagram maps on file,
or alternatively, in the case of a Class III carrier (a carrier with
annual operating revenues of $39,194,876 or less in 2018 dollars), to
submit the same information in narrative form. The information sought
in this collection identifies all lines in a particular railroad's
system, categorized to indicate the likelihood that service on a
particular line will be abandoned and/or whether service on a line is
currently provided under the financial assistance provisions of 49
U.S.C. 10904. Carriers are obligated to amend these maps as the need to
change the category of any particular line arises.
    Under the PRA, a federal agency that conducts or sponsors a
collection of information must display a currently valid OMB control
number. A collection of information, which is defined in 44 U.S.C.
3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), includes agency requirements that persons
submit reports, keep records, or provide information to the agency,
third parties, or the public. Under 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), federal
agencies are required to provide, prior to an agency's submitting a
collection to OMB for approval, a 60-day notice and comment period
through publication in the Federal Register concerning each proposed
collection of information, including each proposed extension of an
existing collection of information.
    Dated: December 9, 2019.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2019-26784 Filed 12-11-19; 8:45 am]