Rail Fixed Guideway Systems; State Safety Oversight (SSO)

ICR 202311-2132-002

OMB: 2132-0558

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Supporting Statement A
Supplementary Document
Supplementary Document
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ICR Details
2132-0558 202311-2132-002
Received in OIRA 202210-2132-003
Rail Fixed Guideway Systems; State Safety Oversight (SSO)
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 11/15/2023
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 04/30/2026
1,655 1,454
18,018 16,366
0 0

This information collection (IC) request is associated with a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for a regulation with a currently approved information collection, OMB# 2132-0558, “Rail Fixed Guideway Systems; State Safety Oversight (SSO).” The purpose of the SSO program is to oversee safety throughout the Nation’s rail transit systems. The entities responding to this IC are States and rail transit agencies (RTAs). States must establish a safety oversight agency to oversee the safety of their rail transit agencies in their jurisdiction. The States and RTAs are required to provide FTA specific information to obtain and retain funding that will assist them in carrying out SSO activities. The information provided is reporting in nature and includes an annual report summarizing their program activity from the previous calendar year; pre-audit documents; periodic requests in the form of safety advisories issued by FTA due to a safety/accident related event; financial and milestone reports as part of the grant management process and the collection of incident reports as a result of a major safety event. This information is submitted electronically to FTA’s SSO program managers and incident investigators on an annual and as needed basis. The only change in the NPRM associated with the collection of information is a change in the notification criteria and small increase in the respondent universe of the SSO program.

PL: Pub.L. 114 - 94 5329 Name of Law: Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act
   US Code: 49 USC Section 5307 Name of Law: Urbanized Area Formula Program
   US Code: 49 USC Section 5330 Name of Law: State Safety Oversight
   US Code: 49 USC Section 5329 Name of Law: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act 30012
   US Code: 49 USC Section 5329 Name of Law: Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century
US Code: 49 USC 5329 Name of Law: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

2132-AB42 Proposed rulemaking 88 FR 78269 11/15/2023


IC Title Form No. Form Name
Annual Reporting
FTA Audits
FTA Event Notification
Grant Management
Periodic Requests

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 1,655 1,454 0 201 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 18,018 16,366 0 1,652 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changing Regulations
Changing Regulations
The change in the current supporting statement reflects a change in the burden hours from the previous PRA submittal as a result of the proposals in the NPRM and changes in the transit industry. This supporting statement reflects a small increase in the respondent universe from 30 SSOAs in the previous submittal to 31 to reflect the current number of SSOAs applicable under the SSO regulation. More significantly, this supporting statement includes an increase in burden resulting from proposed event notification criteria, updated annual reporting burden from SSOAs, and revised burden related to the FTA SSO audit program. Under the current collection, the estimated total annual burden hours is 16,365. If the proposals in the NPRM are adopted, estimated burden hours would be increased by 1,653 hours, totaling 18,018 hours.

Ruth Lyons 202 366-2233


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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