Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request

CourtFederal Railroad Administration,Transportation Department
Citation87 FR 2482
Record Number2022-00731
Publication Date14 January 2022
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and interstate drivers. FMCSA will use
existing data from FMCSA systems to
compare current safety and performance
of CMV operators to the safety and
performance of apprentices
participating in the pilot program.
Additionally, FMCSA will analyze the
performance of apprentices before,
during, and after their probationary
periods.
Monitoring and Oversight
FMCSA will review both monthly
data submitted by approved motor
carriers and its own databases
including, but not limited to, the Motor
Carrier Management Information
System, Safety Measurement System,
CDL Information System, the Licensing
and Insurance system, and the Drug and
Alcohol Clearinghouse. FMCSA reserves
the right to remove any motor carrier or
driver from the pilot program for
reasons including, but not limited to,
failing to meet any of the requirements
of the program.
Length and Termination of Pilot
Program
Under 49 CFR part 381, FMCSA can
continue the pilot program for up to 3
years, but may conclude the program
sooner if there is sufficient data to
analyze the safety of the pilot program
drivers or if there is reason to believe
the program is not achieving an
equivalent level of safety that would be
achieved by complying with the
regulations. Additionally, the BIL
requires that on the date that is 3 years
after the date of establishment of the
pilot program, FMCSA will terminate
the program. At that time, any driver
under the age of 21 who has completed
an apprenticeship program may
continue to drive a CMV in interstate
commerce until turning 21, unless it is
determined a safety concern exists.
Meera Joshi,
Deputy Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2022–00733 Filed 1–13–22; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Railroad Administration
[Docket No. FRA–2022–0002–N–1]
Proposed Agency Information
Collection Activities; Comment
Request
AGENCY
: Federal Railroad
Administration (FRA), Department of
Transportation (DOT).
ACTION
: Notice of information collection;
request for comment.
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 March
15, 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,
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
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: Locomotive Certification (Noise
Compliance Regulations).
OMB Control Number: 2130–0527.
Abstract: Under authority granted by
the Noise Control Act of 1972, the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
has established limits for noise
emissions related to rail carriers in 40
CFR part 201. Those limits are enforced
by FRA under 49 CFR part 210. In
particular, the information FRA collects
under § 210.27 is necessary to ensure
compliance with EPA noise standards
for new locomotives. Although railroads
no longer need to display a certification
badge or tag in the locomotive cab, as
was previously required by now-
removed § 210.27(d), the locomotives
still need to be tested and certified to
comply with the noise emission
standards, as required under
§ 210.27(a)–(c).
Type of Request: Extension without
change (with changes in estimates) of a
currently approved collection.
Affected Public: Businesses.
Form(s): N/A.
Respondent Universe: 4 locomotive
manufacturers.
Frequency of Submission: On
occasion.
Reporting Burden:
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The current inventory exhibits a total burden of
2,237 hours while the total burden of this notice is
2 hours. As part of its review of this ICR renewal,
FRA determined the 2018 estimates incorrectly
included the time associated with the testing. For
instance, under §210.31, the burdens associated
with testing have been addressed when FRA
calculated the economic costs of the regulatory
requirements. Additionally, the burden associated
with the test records are covered under OMB
control number 2130–0004. Thus, FRA has adjusted
the estimated paperwork burden in the PRA table
above so that it does not include activities outside
of the scope of the PRA.
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.
CFR section
1
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
210.11—Waivers .......................................... FRA anticipates zero waivers.
210.27(a)–(c)—New locomotive certifi-
cation—Request for certification. 4 locomotive manufacturers 4 requests ...... 30 minutes ..... 2 $155
210.31—Operation standards (stationary lo-
comotives at 30 meters)—Recorded loco-
motive noise emission test under the
‘‘Remarks’’ section on the reverse side of
Form FRA F 6180.49.
The estimated paperwork burden for recording locomotive noise emission tests is under OMB con-
trol number 2130–0004 under the ‘‘Remarks’’ section on the reverse side of Form FRA F
6180.49A.
Total ....................................................... 4 locomotive manufacturers 4 responses ... N/A ................. 2 155
Total Estimated Annual Responses: 4.
Total Estimated Annual Burden: 2
hours.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hour
Dollar Cost Equivalent: $155.
Title: Use of Locomotive Horns at
Highway-Rail Grade Crossings.
OMB Control Number: 2130–0560.
Abstract: Under 49 CFR part 222, FRA
seeks to collect information from
railroads and public authorities in order
to increase safety at public highway-rail
grade crossings nationwide by requiring
that locomotive horns be sounded when
trains approach and pass through these
crossings or by ensuring that a safety
level at least equivalent to that provided
by routine locomotive horn sounding
exists for quiet zone corridors in which
such horn sounding is silenced. FRA
reviews applications by public
authorities intending to establish new
quiet zones by implementing alternative
safety measures and approves the
effectiveness rate assigned to them.
FRA made several adjustments to its
estimated paperwork burdens in this
ICR extension.
Type of Request: Extension without
change (with changes in estimates) of a
currently approved collection.
Affected Public: Businesses.
Form(s): N/A.
Respondent Universe: 754 railroads/
645 public authorities.
Frequency of Submission: On
occasion.
Reporting Burden:
CFR section
3
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
222.15—How does one obtain a
waiver of a provision of this reg-
ulation?—Petition for waiver.
754 railroads + 645
public Authorities. 2 petitions ................... 4 hours ....................... 8.00 $619.52
222.17—How can a State agency
become a recognized State
agency?
FRA anticipates zero applications, as FRA has yet to receive any submissions under this provision.
222.39(b)—How is a quiet zone
established?—Public authority
application to FRA—Applica-
tions to establish quiet zone.
645 public authorities 15 applications ........... 80 hours ..................... $1,200.00 74,148.00
—(b)(1)(i) Updated Grade Cross-
ing Inventory Form (includes re-
quirements under 222.49(a)).
645 public authorities 75 updated forms ....... 30 minutes .................. 37.50 2,317.13
—(b)(1)(iii) Diagnostic team review
of proposed quiet zone cross-
ings.
645 public authorities 3 team reviews ........... 16 hours ..................... 48.00 3,717.12
—(b)(3)(i) 60-day comment pe-
riod—Copies of quiet zone ap-
plication.
645 public authorities 90 copies .................... 2 minutes .................... 3.00 185.37
—(b)(3)(ii) 60-day comment pe-
riod—Comments to FRA on
Quiet Zone Application.
754 railroads .............. 30 comments .............. 1.5 hours .................... 45.00 3,484.80
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CFR section
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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
—(b)(3)(iii) 60-day comment pe-
riod—Written no-comment state-
ments.
FRA anticipates zero written statements.
222.43—What notices and other
information are required to cre-
ate or continue a quiet zone?
—Written notice of public
authority’s intent to create new
quiet zone and notification to re-
quired parties.
Public authorities, rail-
roads, and state
agencies.
60 notices + 180 notifi-
cations. 40 hours + 10 minutes 2,430.00 150,149.70
—(b)(3) Notice of Intent –60-day
comment period. 754 railroads .............. 120 comments ............ 1.5 hours .................... 180.00 13,939.20
—(d) Notice of Quiet Zone Estab-
lishment—The Notice of Quiet
Zone Establishment and notifi-
cation to required parties.
645 public authorities 60 notices + 360 notifi-
cations. 40 hours + 10 minutes 2,460.00 152,003.40
—(d)(2)(v)–(vi) Required con-
tents—Updated Crossing Inven-
tory Forms (includes require-
ments under 222.49(a)).
645 public authorities 300 updated forms ..... 30 minutes .................. 150.00 9,268.50
—(d)(2)(xi) Certification by chief
executive officer that the infor-
mation submitted by the public
authority is accurate.
645 public authorities 60 certifications .......... 5 minutes .................... 5.00 308.95
222.47—What periodic updates
are required?—Written affirma-
tion to FRA that Supplementary
or Alternative Safety Measures
(SSMs or ASMs) conform to the
requirements of Appendices A
and B or the terms of the Quiet
Zone approval—Copies of such
notification must be provided to
the required parties.
645 public authorities 180 written affirma-
tions + 1,080 copies. 30 minutes + 2 min-
utes. 126.00 7,785.54
—(b)(2) Updated Crossing Inven-
tory Forms (includes require-
ments under 222.49(a)).
645 public authorities 900 updated forms ..... 30 minutes .................. 450.00 27,805.50
222.51(a)–(b)—Under what condi-
tions will quiet zone status be
terminated?—Written commit-
ment to lower the potential risk
to the traveling public at the
crossings within the quiet zone.
645 public Authorities 15 written commit-
ments. 5 hours ....................... 75.00 4,634.25
—(c) Review at FRA’s initiative—
Comments from interested par-
ties during FRA’s review of quiet
zone status.
645 public authorities 2 comments ................ 30 minutes .................. 1.00 61.79
222.55(b)—How are new supple-
mentary or alternative safety
measures approved? —Request
for FRA Approval of new SSMs
or ASMs for quiet zone.
645 public authorities 1 letter ........................ 30 minutes .................. .50 30.90
—(d) Request for SSM/ASM ap-
proval upon completion of dem-
onstration of proposed new
SSMs or ASMs.
Interested parties and
public. 1 letter ........................ 30 minutes .................. .50 30.90
222.57(a)—Can parties seek re-
view of the Associate Adminis-
trator’s actions?—A public au-
thority or other interested party
may petition FRA for review of
any decision by the Associate
Administrator granting or deny-
ing an application for approval
of a new SSM or ASM under
§ 222.55 (plus copies to the re-
quired parties).
645 public authorities
and interested par-
ties.
1 petition + 6 copies ... 2 hours + 2 minutes ... 2.20 135.94
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The current inventory exhibits a total burden of
9,236 hours while the total burden of this notice is
7,254 hours. As part of its review of this ICR
renewal, FRA determined some of the previous
estimates were initial estimates, outdated, or
duplicative. For instance, the burdens previously
associated with Appendix B to Part 222 were zeroed
because FRA has yet to receive, and does not
anticipate receiving, any submissions under this
provision. Additionally, the estimated paperwork
burdens for §§222.25, 222.27, 222.35, 222.37,
222.38, 222.45, and 222.49(b) are covered under
§§222.39 and 222.43.
CFR section
3
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
—(b) Request for FRA reconsider-
ation of disapproval of Quiet
Zone and copies of requests to
the required parties.
645 public authorities 1 petition letter + 6
copies. 2 hours + 2 minutes ... 2.20 135.94
—(b) Additional documents to
FRA as a follow-up to petition
for reconsideration.
645 public authorities 1 additional document
and set of materials. 2 hours ....................... 2.00 123.58
—(b) Letter requesting FRA for an
informal hearing. 645 public authorities 1 letter ........................ 30 minutes .................. .50 30.90
222.59(b)—When may a wayside
horn be used?—Written notice
of use of wayside horn at Grade
Crossing within a quiet zone
plus copies of the written no-
tices to the required parties.
645 public authorities 5 notices + 30 copies 2.5 hours + 2 minutes 13.50 834.17
—(c) Notice of wayside horn lo-
cated outside a quiet zone. 645 public authorities 5 notices + 30 copies 2.5 hours + 2 minutes 13.50 834.17
Appendix B to Part 222—Alter-
native Safety Measures—Non-
engineering ASMs—Pro-
grammed Enforcement.
FRA anticipates zero submissions. Additionally, FRA has yet to receive any submissions under this provi-
sion.
Appendix B to Part 222—Alter-
native Safety Measures—Modi-
fied SSMs, Engineering ASMs—
Photo Enforcement.
FRA anticipates zero submissions. Additionally, FRA has yet to receive any submissions under this provi-
sion.
229.129(c)(10)—Locomotive
horn—Written Reports and
Records of Locomotive Horn
Testing.
The one-time testing requirement under this provision for locomotives built before September 18, 2016 has
been fulfilled. However, any estimated burden for testing records will be covered under OMB control num-
ber 2130–0004 under 229.23.
Total ....................................... 754 railroads + 645
public authorities. 3,620 responses ......... N/A ............................. 7,253 452,585
Total Estimated Annual Responses:
3,620.
Total Estimated Annual Burden:
7,253 hours.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hour
Dollar Cost Equivalent: $452,585.
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.
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BILLING CODE 4910–06–P
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
Office of Foreign Assets Control
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions
AGENCY
: Office of Foreign Assets
Control, Treasury.
ACTION
: Notice.
SUMMARY
: The U.S. Department of the
Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets
Control (OFAC) is publishing the names
of one or more persons that have been
placed on OFAC’s Specially Designated
Nationals and Blocked Persons List
(SDN List) based on OFAC’s
determination that one or more
applicable legal criteria were satisfied.
All property and interests in property
subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these
persons are blocked, and U.S. persons
are generally prohibited from engaging
in transactions with them.
DATES
: See
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
section for effective date(s).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
OFAC: Andrea Gacki, Director, tel.:
202–622–2490; Associate Director for
Global Targeting, tel.: 202–622–2420;
Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.:
202–622–2480; Assistant Director for
Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202–622–4855;
or the Assistant Director for Sanctions
Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202–622–
2490.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Electronic Availability
The Specially Designated Nationals
and Blocked Persons List and additional
information concerning OFAC sanctions
programs are available on OFAC’s
website (https://www.treasury.gov/ofac).
Notice of OFAC Actions
On January 10, 2022, OFAC
determined that the property and
interests in property subject to U.S.
jurisdiction of the following persons are
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