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FRA Emergency Order No. 30, Notice No. 1
Type of Information Collection:
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)
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Type of Review Request:
Approval Requested By:
OIRA Conclusion Action:
Approved without change
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6 Months From Approved
Time Burden (Hours)
Cost Burden (Dollars)
FRA has determined that public safety compels issuance of this Emergency Order requiring railroads operating high hazard flammable trains (HHFTs) transporting large amounts of Class 3 flammable liquids through certain highly populated areas to adhere to a maximum authorized speed limit of 40 miles per. Recognizing that railroads may implement alternative safety mitigation measures to that mandated by EO 30, the collection of information associated with the Order provides relief for railroads by means of petitions to FRA for special approval to take actions not in accordance with the Emergency Order.
FRA is requesting Emergency processing one week (May 4, 2015) after publication of the required Federal Register Notice on April 27, 2015, See 80 FR 23327. FRA cannot reasonably comply with normal clearance procedures because the use of normal clearance procedures is reasonably likely to disrupt the collection of information. FRA has determined that public safety compels issuance of Emergency Order (EO) No. 30 in light of recent tank car derailments transporting crude oil, ethanol, and other hazardous materials and the ongoing risks associated with the transportation of such hazardous materials. The EO takes effect immediately upon issuance, although the railroads had until April 24, 2015, to complete implementation. Recognizing that railroads may implement alternative safety mitigation measures to that mandated by EO 30, the collection of information associated with the Order provides relief for railroads by means of petitions to FRA for special approval to take actions not in accordance with the Emergency Order. FRA cannot wait the normal 90- to180-day period for routine Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review and approval for the above stated reason. Therefore, FRA is requesting OMB approval of this collection of information immediately. [It should be noted that, once PHMSA’s HM-251 final rule becomes effective, this Emergency Order will be rescinded and the associated information collection will be discontinued.]
49 USC 20103
Name of Law: Federal Railroad Safety Act of 1970
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Associated Rulemaking Information
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Federal Register Citation:
Not associated with rulemaking
Federal Register Notices & Comments
Federal Register Citation:
80 FR 23327
Did the Agency receive public comments on this ICR?
Number of Information Collection (IC) in this ICR:
FRA Emergency Order No. 30
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 this document, the total number of hours that FRA is requesting by OMB for this Emergency Processing submission is 1,000 hours and the total number of responses requested is 25. Further, as noted in the Summary on page 1, upon OMB's Emergency Clearance for 180 days, FRA will initiate necessary steps to obtain regular Clearance of this proposed information collection. Thereafter, as noted earlier, once the PHMSA HM-251 final rule becomes effective, the information collection associated with EO 30 will be discontinued. There is no additional cost to respondents besides the burden hours detailed in the answer to question number 12 above. Thus, there are no program changes.
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.