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OMB Control No:
ICR Reference No:
Previous ICR Reference No:
Agency Tracking No:
Railworthiness Directive (RWD) Notice No. 1
Type of Information Collection:
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)
Common Form ICR:
Type of Review Request:
Approval Requested By:
OIRA Conclusion Action:
Approved without change
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Date Received in OIRA:
Terms of Clearance:
Inventory as of this Action
6 Months From Approved
Time Burden (Hours)
Cost Burden (Dollars)
The proposed collection of information will be used by FRA to ensure that tank car owners comply with the requirements of this Safety Directive by inspecting and identifying tank cars in their fleet equipped with any unapproved McKenzie UNNR threaded ball valves. Tank car owners are required to provide the reporting mark and number of each car equipped with any McKenzie valve and the type of valve each car is equipped with. Tank car owners are also required to create records of each McKenzie valve inspection and keep them for 6 months. FRA inspectors will use these records to ensure that inspections are carried out and McKenzie valves are replaced .
FRA is requesting Emergency processing upon publication of the required Federal Register Notice on March 18, 2015, see 80 FR 14238, because FRA cannot reasonably comply with normal clearance procedures on account of use of normal clearance procedures is reasonably likely to disrupt the collection of information. Additionally, in light of recent tank car accidents/incidents carrying crude oil and other hazardous materials, FRA believes safety is an issue. The Directive takes effect immediately upon issuance. FRA cannot wait the normal 90- to180-day period for routine Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review and approval. Under the Directive, tank car owners must take immediate action to identify, inspect, and repair the valves. Therefore, FRA is requesting OMB approval of this collection of information immediately.
Citations for New Statutory Requirements:
Associated Rulemaking Information
Stage of Rulemaking:
Federal Register Citation:
Not associated with rulemaking
Federal Register Notices & Comments
Federal Register Citation:
80 FR 14238
Did the Agency receive public comments on this ICR?
Number of Information Collection (IC) in this ICR:
Railworthiness Directive Notice No. 1
ICR Summary of Burden
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
Annual Time Burden (Hours)
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars)
Burden increases because of Program Change due to Agency Discretion:
Burden Increase Due to:
Burden decreases because of Program Change due to Agency Discretion:
Burden Reduction Due to:
These are new information collection requirements. By definition, this entire submission is a program change. As stated in the Summary provided on page 1 of the attached Supporting Justification, the total number of hours that FRA is requesting by OMB for this Emergency Processing submission is 500 hours and the total number of responses requested is 400. Further, as noted in the Summary on page 1 of the attached Supporting Justification, upon OMB's Emergency Clearance for 180 days, FRA will initiate necessary steps to obtain regular Clearance of this proposed information collection. The cost of $40,000 to respondents is also a program change.
Annual Cost to Federal Government:
Does this IC contain surveys, censuses, or employ statistical methods?
Is the Supporting Statement intended to be a Privacy Impact Assessment required by the E-Government Act of 2002?
Is this ICR related to the Affordable Care Act [Pub. L. 111-148 & 111-152]?
Is this ICR related to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, [Pub. L. 111-203]?
Is this ICR related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)?
Is this ICR related to the Pandemic Response?
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Common Form ICR:
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:
(a) It is necessary for the proper performance of agency functions;
(b) It avoids unnecessary duplication;
(c) It reduces burden on small entities;
(d) It uses plain, coherent, and unambiguous language that is understandable to respondents;
(e) Its implementation will be consistent and compatible with current reporting and recordkeeping practices;
(f) It indicates the retention periods for recordkeeping requirements;
(g) It informs respondents of the information called for under 5 CFR 1320.8 (b)(3) about:
(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;
(h) It was developed by an office that has planned and allocated resources for the efficient and effective management and use of the information to be collected.
(i) It uses effective and efficient statistical survey methodology (if applicable); and
(j) It makes appropriate use of information technology.
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.