[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 120 (Thursday, June 23, 2022)]
[Pages 37551-37552]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-13414]



Federal Transit Administration

[FTA Docket No. FTA 2022-0016]

Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Public 
Transportation Safety Certification Training Program (PTSCP)

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation 

ACTION: Notice of request for comments.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs)

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abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describe the nature of 
the information collection and their expected burdens.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 25, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.
    Comments are Invited On: 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 Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tia Swain, Office of Administration, 
Management Planning Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Mail Stop TAD-
10, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366-0354 or [email protected].

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 March 1, 2022 FTA published a 60-day notice (87 FR 11507) 
in the Federal Register soliciting comments on the ICR that the agency 
was seeking OMB approval. FTA received no comments after issuing this 
60-day notice. Accordingly, DOT announces that these information 
collection activities have been re-evaluated and certified under 5 CFR 
1320.5(a) and forwarded to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 
CFR 1320.12(c).
    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 summaries below describe the nature of the information 
collection requirements (ICRs) and the expected burden. The 
requirements are being submitted for clearance by OMB as required by 
the PRA.
    Title: Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program 
    OMB Control Number: 2132-0578.
    Type of Request: FTA's Public Transportation Safety Certification 
Training Program (PTSCTP) is authorized pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 
5329(c)(1), which requires the Secretary of Transportation to establish 
a public transportation safety certification training program for 
Federal and State employees, or other designated personnel, who conduct 
safety audits and examinations of public transportation systems, and 
employees of public transportation agencies directly responsible for 
safety oversight. The program implements a uniform safety certification 
training curriculum and requirements to enhance the technical 
proficiency of individuals who conduct safety audits and examinations 
of public transportation systems operated by public transportation 
agencies and those who are directly responsible for safety oversight of 
public transportation agencies. To comply with 49 U.S.C. 5329(c)(1), 
these designated personnel are required to register for the PTSCTP and 
request an Individual Training Plan (ITP). The PTSCTP has three 
different ITP tracks. The different ITP tracks: (1) State Safety 
Oversight (SSO)--State Safety Oversight Agency (SSOA) personnel and 
contractors who conduct safety audits and examinations of rail transit 
systems; (2) Rail Transit Agency (RTA)--Rail transit agency personnel 
and contractors who are directly responsible for safety oversight; and 
(3) Bus--Bus transit agency personnel and contractors who are directly 
responsible for safety oversight. FTA then issues an ITP which 
specifies a curriculum the registrant must complete. PTSCTP 
participants enroll in courses specific to their curriculum. The 
information collected as part of this program is to ensure that SSOA 
and RTA recipients are complying with the prescribed training 
requirements by ensuring their designated personnel are receiving 
training that assists with enhancing technical and professional 
proficiency in performing safety oversight functions. FTA will use the 
information collected to monitor implementation and effectiveness of 
the PTSCTP. Certain information collected may be disseminated to 
recipients or FTA program managers to encourage and ensure 
participation by designated personnel is achieved within the prescribed 
3-year certification period and maintained through refresher training. 
Recipients are required to self-certify compliance with 49 CFR part 672 
annually. This request for renewal of an existing information 
collection does not reflect any changes as a result of the Bipartisan 
Infrastructure Law. In the event that FTA updates PTSCTP requirements, 
FTA will seek comment from stakeholders through the publication of a 
separate Federal Register Notice outside of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
    Respondents: State Safety Oversight Agencies and Rail Transit 
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 91 respondents (31 SSOAs 
that conduct audits and examinations of public transportation systems 
and 60 public RTAs with designated personnel who are directly 
responsible for safety oversight of their systems).
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 1,020 responses.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,118 hours.
    Frequency: Annually.

Nadine Pembleton,
Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Administration.
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