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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 14 / Monday, January 24, 2005 / Notices of the circumstances which may have caused the creation of the record. RECORD ACCESS AND AMENDMENT PROCEDURES: Individuals who wish to gain access to or amend records pertaining to themselves should write to the Director; Office of Information Programs and Services (address above). RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: These records contain information obtained from the individual; persons having knowledge of the individual; persons having knowledge of incidents or other matters of investigative interest to the Department; other U.S. law enforcement agencies and court systems; pertinent records of other Federal, state, or local agencies or foreign governments; pertinent records of private firms or organizations; the intelligence community; and other public sources. The records also contain information obtained from interviews, review of records, and other authorized investigative techniques. SYSTEMS EXEMPTED FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ACT: Records originated by another agency when that agency has determined that the record is exempt under 5 U.S.C. 552a(j). Also, records contained within this system of records are exempted from 5 U.S.C. 552a (c)(3) and (4), (d), (e)(1), (2), (3), and (e)(4) (G), (H), and (I), and (f) to the extent they meet the criteria of section (j)(2) of the Act. See 22 CFR 171.32. [FR Doc. 05–1227 Filed 1–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–24–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FHWA has forwarded the information collection requests described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on these information collections on August 6, 2004 (69 FR 47978) and on November 5, 2004 (69 FR 64623). We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. VerDate jul<14>2003 18:04 Jan 21, 2005 Jkt 205001 Please submit comments by February 23, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: DOT Desk Officer. You are asked to comment on any aspect of these information collections, including: (1) Whether the proposed collections are necessary for the FHWA’s performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burdens; (3) ways for the FHWA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burdens could be minimized, including the use of electronic technology, without reducing the quality of the collected information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Title: FHWA Highway Design Handbook For Older Drivers and Pedestrians Workshop Participants’ Feedback Survey. Abstract: The FHWA published a revised handbook, ‘‘Guidelines and Recommendations to Accommodate Older Drivers and Pedestrians,’’ in 2001 that documents new research findings and technical developments that occurred since the 1998 publication of the ‘‘Older Driver Highway Design Handbook, Recommendation and Guidelines.’’ The revised handbook provides practitioners with information that links the characteristics of the older driver road user to highway design and operations, and to traffic engineering recommendations, by addressing specific roadway features. In 1998, the FHWA began conducting workshops for highway designers, traffic engineers, and highway safety specialists involved in the design and operations of highway facilities in order to familiarize practitioners with the recommendations and guidelines presented in the handbook. The FHWA plans to continue to survey past and future workshop participants. The survey results will be used to determine if recommendations and guidelines presented to practitioners in the workshops are being used in new and redesigned highway facilities to accommodate the needs and functional limitations of an aging population of road users. The survey is also needed to gauge the success of the workshop presentations in imparting information and to determine if adjustments should be considered for future workshops. Respondents: Approximately 125 participants in past workshops, including highway designers, highway DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3433 engineers, highway safety specialists, and future workshop participants. Frequency: This survey of participants will be conducted annually. The survey will be mailed, and for those participants with known e-mail addresses, the survey will be administered electronically to reduce completion time. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: The FHWA estimates that each respondent will complete the survey in approximately 10 minutes. Annual surveys to approximately 125 respondents are estimated to total 21 burden hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shirley Thompson, 202–366–2154, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Safety, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 2. Title: Customer Satisfaction Surveys. Abstract: Executive Order 12862, ‘‘Setting Customer Service Standards’’ requires Federal agencies to provide the highest quality service to their customers by identifying them and determining what they think about the services and products they have received. The planned surveys covered in this request for renewal of a generic clearance will provide the FHWA a means to gather feedback directly from our customers. The information obtained from the surveys will be used to assist the FHWA in evaluating our service delivery and processes. The responses to the surveys will be voluntary and will not involve information that is required by regulations. There will be no direct costs to the respondents other than their time. The FHWA provides an electronic means for responding to the majority of the surveys via the World Wide Web. Respondents: For all 34 surveys, there will be approximately 52,614 respondents, including State and local governments, highway industry organizations and the general public. Frequency: A total of 34 agency-wide customer satisfaction surveys are planned over the next 3 years. The survey frequency varies from one-time to annually. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: The estimated burden hours per response will vary with each survey. A few of the surveys will require approximately 30 minutes each to complete; however, the majority of them will take from 5 to 20 minutes each. We estimate a total of 10,700 annual burden hours for all of the surveys. E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 3434 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 14 / Monday, January 24, 2005 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Connie Yew, 202–366–1078, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Professional and Corporate Development, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy Act Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78) or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. James R. Kabel, Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division. [FR Doc. 05–1224 Filed 1–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–6 (Sub–No. 427X)] The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company—Abandonment Exemption—in Barnes County, ND The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon and discontinuance of service over a 8.00-mile line of railroad between BNSF milepost 0.00 near Sanborn, and milepost 8.00, near Rogers, in Barnes County, ND. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 58479 and 58480. BNSF has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) there is no overhead traffic to be rerouted; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the line either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the 2-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7 (environmental reports), 49 CFR 1105.8 VerDate jul<14>2003 18:04 Jan 21, 2005 Jkt 205001 (historic reports), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication) and 49 CFR 1105.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the abandonment shall be protected under Oregon Short Line R. Co.— Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed. Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of financial assistance (OFA) has been received, this exemption will be effective on February 23, 2005, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,1 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),2 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by February 3, 2005. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by February 14, 2005, with: Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to the applicant’s representative: Michael Smith, Freeborn & Peters, 311 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 3000, Chicago, IL 60606–6677. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. BNSF has filed an environmental report which addresses the abandonment’s effects, if any, on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by January 28, 2005. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to SEA (Room 500, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423–0001) or by calling SEA, at (202) 565–1539. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339.] Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board’s Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) in its independent investigation) cannot be made before the exemption’s effective date. See Exemption of Outof-Service Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption’s effective date. 2 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which currently is set at $1,200. See 49 CFR 1102.2(f)(25). PO 00000 1 The Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 after the EA becomes available to the public. Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), BNSF shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the line. If consummation has not been effected by BNSF’s filing of a notice of consummation by January 24, 2006, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: January 14, 2005. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–1211 Filed 1–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–02–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request January 13, 2005. The Department of Treasury has submitted the following public information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling the Treasury Bureau Clearance Officer listed. Comments regarding this information collection should be addressed to the OMB reviewer listed and to the Treasury Department Clearance Officer, Department of the Treasury, Room 11000, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 23, 2005 to be assured of consideration. Departmental Offices/Office of Foreign Assets Control OMB Number: 1505–01987. Form Numbers: None. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Requirement to Report Information about the Shipment of Rough Diamonds. Description: The information collection is needed to monitor the integrity of international rough diamond shipments. Respondents: Business or other forprofit, Individuals or households. E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 14 (Monday, January 24, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA has forwarded the information collection requests 
described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review and approval. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 
60-day public comment period on these information collections on August 
6, 2004 (69 FR 47978) and on November 5, 2004 (69 FR 64623). We are 
required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Please submit comments by February 23, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: DOT Desk Officer. You are asked 
to comment on any aspect of these information collections, including: 
(1) Whether the proposed collections are necessary for the FHWA's 
performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burdens;
    (3) ways for the FHWA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and 
clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burdens 
could be minimized, including the use of electronic technology, without 
reducing the quality of the collected information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    1. Title: FHWA Highway Design Handbook For Older Drivers and 
Pedestrians Workshop Participants' Feedback Survey.
    Abstract: The FHWA published a revised handbook, ``Guidelines and 
Recommendations to Accommodate Older Drivers and Pedestrians,'' in 2001 
that documents new research findings and technical developments that 
occurred since the 1998 publication of the ``Older Driver Highway 
Design Handbook, Recommendation and Guidelines.'' The revised handbook 
provides practitioners with information that links the characteristics 
of the older driver road user to highway design and operations, and to 
traffic engineering recommendations, by addressing specific roadway 
features. In 1998, the FHWA began conducting workshops for highway 
designers, traffic engineers, and highway safety specialists involved 
in the design and operations of highway facilities in order to 
familiarize practitioners with the recommendations and guidelines 
presented in the handbook.
    The FHWA plans to continue to survey past and future workshop 
participants. The survey results will be used to determine if 
recommendations and guidelines presented to practitioners in the 
workshops are being used in new and redesigned highway facilities to 
accommodate the needs and functional limitations of an aging population 
of road users. The survey is also needed to gauge the success of the 
workshop presentations in imparting information and to determine if 
adjustments should be considered for future workshops.
    Respondents: Approximately 125 participants in past workshops, 
including highway designers, highway engineers, highway safety 
specialists, and future workshop participants.
    Frequency: This survey of participants will be conducted annually. 
The survey will be mailed, and for those participants with known e-mail 
addresses, the survey will be administered electronically to reduce 
completion time.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: The FHWA estimates that each 
respondent will complete the survey in approximately 10 minutes. Annual 
surveys to approximately 125 respondents are estimated to total 21 
burden hours.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shirley Thompson, 202-366-2154, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of 
Safety, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are 
from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.
    2. Title: Customer Satisfaction Surveys.
    Abstract: Executive Order 12862, ``Setting Customer Service 
Standards'' requires Federal agencies to provide the highest quality 
service to their customers by identifying them and determining what 
they think about the services and products they have received. The 
planned surveys covered in this request for renewal of a generic 
clearance will provide the FHWA a means to gather feedback directly 
from our customers. The information obtained from the surveys will be 
used to assist the FHWA in evaluating our service delivery and 
processes. The responses to the surveys will be voluntary and will not 
involve information that is required by regulations. There will be no 
direct costs to the respondents other than their time. The FHWA 
provides an electronic means for responding to the majority of the 
surveys via the World Wide Web.
    Respondents: For all 34 surveys, there will be approximately 52,614 
respondents, including State and local governments, highway industry 
organizations and the general public.
    Frequency: A total of 34 agency-wide customer satisfaction surveys 
are planned over the next 3 years. The survey frequency varies from 
one-time to annually.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: The estimated burden hours per 
response will vary with each survey. A few of the surveys will require 
approximately 30 minutes each to complete; however, the majority of 
them will take from 5 to 20 minutes each. We estimate a total of 10,700 
annual burden hours for all of the surveys.

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For Further Information Contact: Connie Yew, 202-366-1078, Department 
of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of 
Professional and Corporate Development, 400 Seventh Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

Privacy Act

    Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments 
received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477-78) or you may visit 
http://dms.dot.gov.

    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48.

James R. Kabel,
Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division.
[FR Doc. 05-1224 Filed 1-21-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-22-P