[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 52 (Friday, March 17, 2023)]
[Page 16514]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-05513]



60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval of 
Collection: System Diagram Maps

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the 
Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent 
to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an 
extension of the collection of system diagram maps, described below.

DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by 
May 16, 2023.

ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Chris Oehrle, PRA Officer, Surface 
Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423-0001, or to 
[email protected]. When submitting comments, please refer to ``Paperwork 
Reduction Act Comments, System Diagram Maps.'' For further information 
regarding this collection, contact Pedro Ramirez at (202) 245-0333 or 
[email protected]. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available 
through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are requested concerning each 
collection as to (1) whether the particular collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, 
including whether the collection has practical utility; (2) the 
accuracy of the Board's burden estimates; (3) ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (4) 
ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, when appropriate. Submitted 
comments will be included and summarized in the Board's request for OMB 

Description of Collection

    Title: System Diagram Maps (or, in the case of Class III carriers, 
the alternative narrative description of rail system).
    OMB Control Number: 2140-0003.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension without change.
    Respondents: Common carrier freight railroads that are either new 
or reporting changes in the status of one or more of their rail lines.
    Number of Respondents: 1.
    Estimated Time per Response: 5 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 5 hours.
    Total ``Non-Hour Burden'' Cost: No ``non-hour cost'' burdens 
associated with this collection have been identified. The information 
is submitted electronically.
    Needs and Uses: Under 49 CFR 1152.10-1152.13, railroads subject to 
the Board's jurisdiction must keep current system diagram maps on file, 
or alternatively, in the case of a Class III carrier, to submit the 
same information in narrative form. The information sought in this 
collection identifies all lines in a particular railroad's system, 
categorized to indicate the likelihood that service on a particular 
line will be abandoned and/or whether service on a line is currently 
provided under the financial assistance provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10904. 
Carriers are obligated to amend these maps as the need to change the 
category of any particular line arises.
    The Board makes this submission because, under the PRA, a federal 
agency that conducts or sponsors a collection of information must 
display a currently valid OMB control number. A collection of 
information, which is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), 
includes agency requirements that persons submit reports, keep records, 
or provide information to the agency, third parties, or the public. 
Under 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), federal agencies are required to 
provide, prior to an agency's submitting a collection to OMB for 
approval, a 60-day notice and comment period through publication in the 
Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, 
including each proposed extension of an existing collection of 

    Dated: March 14, 2023.
Aretha Laws-Byrum,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2023-05513 Filed 3-16-23; 8:45 am]