Sept. 12, 2022, FR Notice (30-day)

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System for Telephonic Notification of Unsafe Conditions at Highway-Rail and Pathway Grade Crossings

Sept. 12, 2022, FR Notice (30-day)

OMB: 2130-0591

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Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 175 / Monday, September 12, 2022 / Notices

Notice of availability and
request for comments.

ACTION:

This document provides the
public with notice that, on September 2,
2022, BNSF Railway Company (BNSF)
submitted a request for amendment
(RFA) to its FRA-approved Positive
Train Control Safety Plan (PTCSP). As
this RFA may involve a request for
FRA’s approval of proposed material
modifications to an FRA-certified
positive train control (PTC) system, FRA
is publishing this notice and inviting
public comment on the railroad’s RFA
to its PTCSP.
DATES: FRA will consider comments
received by October 3, 2022. FRA may
consider comments received after that
date to the extent practicable and
without delaying implementation of
valuable or necessary modifications to a
PTC system.
ADDRESSES: Comments: Comments may
be submitted by going to https://
www.regulations.gov and following the
online instructions for submitting
comments.
Instructions: All submissions must
include the agency name and the
applicable docket number. The relevant
PTC docket number for this host
railroad is Docket No. FRA–2010–0056.
For convenience, all active PTC dockets
are hyperlinked on FRA’s website at
https://railroads.dot.gov/train-control/
ptc/ptc-annual-and-quarterly-reports.
All comments received will be posted
without change to https://
www.regulations.gov; this includes any
personal information.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Gabe Neal, Staff Director, Signal, Train
Control, and Crossings Division,
telephone: 816–516–7168, email:
[email protected]
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In general,
title 49 United States Code (U.S.C.)
section 20157(h) requires FRA to certify
that a host railroad’s PTC system
complies with title 49 Code of Federal
Regulations (CFR) part 236, subpart I,
before the technology may be operated
in revenue service. Before making
certain changes to an FRA-certified PTC
system or the associated FRA-approved
PTCSP, a host railroad must submit, and
obtain FRA’s approval of, an RFA to its
PTCSP under 49 CFR 236.1021.
Under 49 CFR 236.1021(e), FRA’s
regulations provide that FRA will
publish a notice in the Federal Register
and invite public comment in
accordance with 49 CFR part 211, if an
RFA includes a request for approval of
a material modification of a signal and
train control system. Accordingly, this
notice informs the public that, on

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September 2, 2022, BNSF submitted an
RFA to its PTCSP for its Interoperable
Electronic Train Management System
(I–ETMS) and that RFA is available in
Docket No. FRA–2010–0056.
Interested parties are invited to
comment on BNSF’s RFA to its PTCSP
by submitting written comments or data.
During FRA’s review of this railroad’s
RFA, FRA will consider any comments
or data submitted within the timeline
specified in this notice and to the extent
practicable, without delaying
implementation of valuable or necessary
modifications to a PTC system. See 49
CFR 236.1021; see also 49 CFR
236.1011(e). Under 49 CFR 236.1021,
FRA maintains the authority to approve,
approve with conditions, or deny a
railroad’s RFA to its PTCSP at FRA’s
sole discretion.
Privacy Act Notice
In accordance with 49 CFR 211.3,
FRA solicits comments from the public
to better inform its decisions. DOT posts
these comments, without edit, including
any personal information the
commenter provides, to https://
www.regulations.gov, as described in
the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–
14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at
https://www.transportation.gov/privacy.
See https://www.regulations.gov/
privacy-notice for the privacy notice of
regulations.gov. To facilitate comment
tracking, we encourage commenters to
provide their name, or the name of their
organization; however, submission of
names is completely optional. If you
wish to provide comments containing
proprietary or confidential information,
please contact FRA for alternate
submission instructions.
Issued in Washington, DC.
Carolyn R. Hayward-Williams,
Director, Office of Railroad Systems and
Technology.
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Railroad Administration
[Docket No. FRA–2022–0002–N–15]

Proposed Agency Information
Collection Activities; Comment
Request
Federal Railroad
Administration (FRA), Department of
Transportation (DOT).
ACTION: Notice of information collection;
request for comment.
AGENCY:

Under the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its

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implementing regulations, this notice
announces that FRA is forwarding the
Information Collection Request (ICR)
abstracted below to the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) for
review and comment. The ICR describes
the information collection and its
expected burden. On April 28, 2022,
FRA published a notice providing a 60day period for public comment on the
ICR.
DATES: Interested persons are invited to
submit comments on or before October
12, 2022.
ADDRESSES: Written comments and
recommendations for the proposed ICR
should be sent within 30 days of
publication of this notice to
www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.
Find the particular ICR by selecting
‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open
for Public Comments’’ or by using the
search function.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms.
Hodan Wells, Information Collection
Clearance Officer, at email:
[email protected] or telephone:
(202) 868–9412.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The PRA,
44 U.S.C. 3501–3520, and its
implementing regulations, 5 CFR part
1320, require Federal agencies to issue
two notices seeking public comment on
information collection activities before
OMB may approve paperwork packages.
See 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.8
through 1320.12. On April 28, 2022,
FRA published a 60-day notice in the
Federal Register soliciting comment on
the ICR for which it is now seeking
OMB approval. See 87 FR 25342. FRA
received no comments related to the
proposed collection of information.
Before OMB decides whether to
approve the proposed collection of
information, it must provide 30 days for
public comment. Federal law requires
OMB to approve or disapprove
paperwork packages between 30 and 60
days after the 30-day notice is
published. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b)–(c); 5 CFR
1320.12(a); see also 60 FR 44978, 44983
(Aug. 29, 1995). OMB believes the 30day notice informs the regulated
community to file relevant comments
and affords the agency adequate time to
digest public comments before it
renders a decision. 60 FR 44983 (Aug.
29, 1995). Therefore, respondents
should submit their respective
comments to OMB within 30 days of
publication to best ensure having their
full effect.
Comments are invited on the
following ICR regarding: (1) whether the
information collection activities are
necessary for FRA to properly execute
its functions, including whether the

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information 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 to minimize the
burden of information collection
activities on the public, including the
use of automated collection techniques
or other forms of information
technology.
The summary below describes the ICR
that FRA will submit for OMB clearance
as the PRA requires:
Title: System for Telephonic
Notification of Unsafe Conditions at
Highway-Rail and Pathway Grade
Crossings.
OMB Control Number: 2130–0591.
Abstract: The collection of
information set forth under 49 CFR part
234 is used by FRA to ensure that the
Congressional mandate 1 to require
railroad carriers to establish and
maintain a toll-free telephone service to
report unsafe conditions at highway-rail
and pathway grade crossings is carried
out. This information is used by
railroads to investigate and respond to
unsafe conditions and thereby reduce
the risk of accidents/incidents and
corresponding casualties and property
damage at such crossings. Additionally,
law enforcement authorities use the
information to direct vehicular traffic or
carry out other activities to maintain
safety at the highway-rail grade crossing
or pathway grade crossing.
Type of Request: Extension without
change (with changes in estimates) of a
currently approved collection.
Affected Public: Businesses.
Form(s): N/A.
Respondent Universe: 621 railroads.
Frequency of Submission: On
occasion.
Total Estimated Annual Responses:
163,996.
Total Estimated Annual Burden:
13,649 hours.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hour
Dollar Cost Equivalent: $985,062.
FRA informs all interested parties that
it may not conduct or sponsor, and a
respondent is not required to respond
to, a collection of information that does
not display a currently valid OMB
control number.
1 Section 205 of the Rail Safety Improvement Act
of 2008, Public Law 110–432, Division A (October
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Authority: 4 U.S.C. 3501–3520.
Brett A. Jortland,
Deputy Chief Counsel.
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials
Safety Administration
[PHMSA–2019–0098]

Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory
Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Pipeline and Hazardous
Materials Safety Administration
(PHMSA), U.S. Department of
Transportation (DOT).
ACTION: Notice of public meeting.
AGENCY:

This notice announces a
meeting of the Lithium Battery Air
Safety Advisory Committee
(Committee).
DATES: The meeting will be held on
October 20, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Requests to
attend the meeting must be sent by
October 5, 2022, to the point of contact
identified in the FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION CONTACT section. Persons
requesting to speak during the meeting
must submit a written copy of their
remarks to DOT by October 5, 2022.
Requests to submit written materials to
be reviewed during the meeting must be
received no later than October 5, 2022.
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held
during the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) hosted Tenth
Triennial International Fire & Cabin
Safety Research Conference in Atlantic
City, NJ.1 A virtual attendance option
will also be available. Specific details
on location and access to this hybrid
meeting will be posted on the
Committee website located at: https://
www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/
rulemakings/lithium-battery-safetyadvisory-committee. The E-Gov website
is located at https://
www.regulations.gov. Mailed written
comments intended for the Committee
should be sent to Docket Management
Facility; U.S. Department of
Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey
Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12–
140, Washington, DC 20590–0001.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Steven Webb or Aaron Wiener, PHMSA,
U.S. Department of Transportation.
Telephone: (202) 366–8553. Email:
[email protected] Any
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committee-related request should be
sent to the email address listed in this
section.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
I. Background
The Lithium Battery Air Safety
Advisory Committee was created under
the Federal Advisory Committee Act
(FACA, Pub. L. 92–463), in accordance
with Section 333(d) of the FAA
Reauthorization Act of 2018 (Pub. L.
115–254).
II. Agenda
The meeting agenda will address the
following duties of the Committee as
specifically outlined in Section 333(d)
of the FAA Reauthorization Act:
(a) Facilitate communication among
manufacturers of lithium batteries and
products containing lithium batteries,
air carriers, and the federal government.
(b) Discuss the effectiveness and the
economic and social impacts of lithium
battery transportation regulations.
(c) Provide the Secretary with
information regarding new technologies
and transportation safety practices.
(d) Provide a forum to discuss
Departmental activities related to
lithium battery transportation safety.
(e) Advise and recommend activities
to improve the global enforcement of air
transportation of lithium batteries, and
the effectiveness of those regulations.
(f) Provide a forum for feedback on
potential U.S. positions to be taken at
international forums.
(g) Guide activities to increase
awareness of relevant requirements.
(h) Review methods to decrease the
risk posed by undeclared hazardous
materials.
A final agenda will be posted on the
Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory
Committee website at least 15 days in
advance of the meeting.
III. Public Participation
The meeting will be open to the
public. DOT is committed to providing
equal access to this meeting for all
participants. If you need alternative
formats or services because of a
disability, such as sign language,
interpretation, or other ancillary aids,
please contact the person listed in the
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT

section no later than October 5, 2022.
To accommodate as many speakers as
possible, time for each commenter may
be limited. There will be five minutes
allotted for oral comments from
members of the public joining the
meeting. Individuals wishing to reserve
speaking time during the meeting must
submit a request at the time of
registration, as well as the name,

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