[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 101 (Thursday, May 25, 2023)]
[Pages 33957-33958]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-11195]



30-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 
June 26, 2023.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be identified as ``Paperwork 
Reduction Act Comments, Surface Transportation Board, System Diagram 
Maps.'' Written comments for the proposed information collection should 
be submitted via www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. This information 
collection can be accessed by selecting ``Currently under Review--Open 
for Public Comments'' or by using the search function. As an 
alternative, written comments may be directed to the Office of 
Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Michael J. McManus, Surface Transportation Board Desk 
Officer: via email at [email protected]; by fax at (202) 395-
1743; or by mail to Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 
    Please also 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: The Board previously published a notice 
about this collection in the Federal Register (88 FR 16514 (March 17, 
2023)). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment 
period. No comments were received.
    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 approval.

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 
may be 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, must submit the 
same information in narrative form. The information sought in this 
collection identifies all lines in a particular railroad's system, 
categorized to

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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.
    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. Section 3507(b) of the PRA requires, 
concurrent with an agency's submitting a collection to OMB for 
approval, a 30-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: May 22, 2023.
Stefan Rice,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2023-11195 Filed 5-24-23; 8:45 am]