[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 117 (Friday, June 18, 2010)]
[Pages 34802-34803]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-14695]



 Federal Railroad Administration, DOT

[Docket No. FRA-2010-0005-N-14]

 Notice and Request for Comments

SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Requirement (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR 
describes the nature of the information collection and its expected 
burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period 
soliciting comments on the following collection of information was 
published on April 8, 2010 (75 FR 18012).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 19, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Safety, 
Planning and Evaluation Division, RRS-21, Federal Railroad 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., 3rd Floor, Mail Stop 25, 
Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493-6292), or Ms. Kimberly 
Toone, Office of Information Technology, RAD-20, Federal Railroad 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., 3rd Floor, Mail Stop 35, 
Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493-6132). (These telephone 
numbers are not toll-free.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
Public Law 104-13, Section 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised 
at 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. 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.5, 1320.8(d)(1), 
1320.12. On April 8, 2010, FRA published a 60-day notice in the Federal 
Register soliciting comment on this ICR that the agency was seeking OMB 
approval. 75 FR 18012. FRA received no comments in response to this 

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    Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of 
information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. 44 U.S.C. 
3507(b); 5 CFR 1320.12(d). 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(d); see also 
60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes that the 30-day 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. 5 CFR 1320.12(c); see also 60 
FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995.
    The summary below describes the nature of the information 
collection requirement (ICR) and the expected burden for the ICR being 
submitted for clearance by OMB as required by the PRA.
    Title: Alleged Violation Reporting Form.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-New.
    Type of Request: Regular Approval of a New Collection of 
    Affected Public: U.S. Residents.
    Abstract: The Alleged Violation Reporting Form is a response to 
section 307(b) of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008, signed into 
law by President George W. Bush on October 16, 2008, which requires 
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to ``provide a mechanism for the 
public to submit written reports of potential violations of Federal 
railroad safety and hazardous materials transportation laws, 
regulations, and orders to the Federal Railroad Administration.'' The 
Alleged Violation Reporting Form allows the general public to submit 
alleged violations directly to FRA. The form's goal is to allow FRA to 
collect information necessary to investigate the alleged violation and 
to provide follow up correspondence with the submitting party. The 
Alleged Violation Reporting Form collects the name, phone number and e-
mail of the person submitting the alleged violations; the preferred 
method by which to contact the person; the railroad or company name 
that committed the alleged violation, the date and time the alleged 
violation occurred; the location the alleged violation occurred; and 
details about the violation. All information is voluntary. FRA will 
collect the information via a form on the FRA public Web site. FRA may 
share the information collected with FRA employees, State DOT partners, 
and law enforcement agencies.
    Form Number(s): FRA F 6180.151.
    Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 67 hours.
    Addressee: Send comments regarding this information collection to 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, 
Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to 
OMB at the following address: [email protected].
    Comments are invited on the following: Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the Department, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department's estimate of 
the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 
ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB 
receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal 

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520.

Kimberly Coronel,
Director, Office of Financial Management, Federal Railroad 
[FR Doc. 2010-14695 Filed 6-17-10; 8:45 am]