authority. Results of tests made in compliance with sections 236.587 must be retained for92 days, and results of all other tests must be retained until the next record is filed, but in no caseless than one year. Additionally, section 236.587 requires each railroad to make a departure testtest of cab signal, train stop, or train control devices on locomotives before that locomotiveenters the equipped territory. This section further requires that whoever performs the test mustcertify in writing that the test was properly performed. The certification and test results must beposted in the locomotive cab with a copy of the certification and test results retained at the officeof the supervisory official having the proper authority. However, if it is impractical to leave acopy of the certification and test results at the location of the test, the test results must betransmitted to either the dispatcher or one other designated official who must keep a writtenrecord of the test results and the name of the person performing the test. All records preparedunder this section are required to be retained for 92 days. Finally, section 236.590 requires thecarrier to clean and inspect the pneumatic apparatus of automatic train stop, train control, or cabsignal devices on locomotives every 736 days, and to stencil, tag, or otherwise mark thepneumatic apparatus indicating the last cleaning date.
Form Number(s):FRA F 6180.47; FRA F 6180.14.
Annual Estimated Burden Hours:444,637 hours.
Title:U.S. DOT Crossing Inventory Form.
OMB Control Number:2130-0017.
Type of Request:Extension with change of a currently approved collection.
Affected Public:650 Railroads/50 States.
Abstract:Form FRA F 6180.71 is a voluntary form, and is used by States and railroads to periodically update certain site specific highway-rail crossing information which is then transmitted to FRA for input into the National Inventory File. This information has been collected on the U.S. DOT-AAR Crossing Inventory Form (previous designation of this form) since 1974 and maintained in the National Inventory File database since 1975. The primary purpose of the National Inventory File is to provide for the existence of a uniform database which can be merged with accidents data and used to analyze information for planning and implementation of crossing safety programs by public, private, and governmental agencies responsible for highway-rail crossing safety. Following the official establishment of the National Inventory in 1975, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) assumed the principal responsibility as custodian for the maintenance and continued development of the U.S. DOT/AAR National Highway-Rail Crossing Inventory Program. The major goal of the Program is to provide Federal, State, and local governments, as well as the railroad industry, information for the improvement of safety at highway-rail crossings. Good management practices necessitate maintaining the database with current information. The data will continue to be useful only if maintained and updated as inventory changes occur. FRA previously cleared the reporting and recordkeeping burden for this form under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Clearance Number 2130-0017. OMB approved the burden for this form through July 31, 2006. FRA is requesting a new three year approval from OMB for this information collection.
Form Number(s):FRA F 6180.71.
Annual Estimated Burden Hours:8,054 hours.
Addressee:Send comments regarding this information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street NW., Washington, DC, 20503, Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Comments may also be sent electronically via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) at the following address:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments are invited on the following: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 theFederal Register.
44 U.S.C. 3501-3520.
Issued in Washington, DC on June 14, 2012.
Chief Financial Officer,Federal Railroad Administration.