Notice of Request for Clearance of a New Information Collection: National Ferry Database, 51409-51410 [05-17212]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 167 / Tuesday, August 30, 2005 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on August 23, 2005. John A. Moore, Co-Chair, Government/Industry, Aeronautical Charting Forum. [FR Doc. 05–17211 Filed 8–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Fourth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 203/Minimum Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft systems and Unmanned Aircraft Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of RTCA Special Committee 203, Minimum Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Unmanned Aircraft AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 203, Minimum Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Unmanned Aircraft DATES: The meeting will be held September 13–16, 2005 starting at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at RTCA, 1828 L Street NW., Suite 805, Washington, DC 20036. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: (1) RTCA Secretariat, 1828 I Street, NW., Suite 805, Washington, DC 20036; telephone (202) 833–9339; fax (202) 833–9434; web site http://www.rtca.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (P.L. 92–463, 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), notice is hereby given for a Special Committee 203 meeting. The agenda will include: • September 13: • Opening Special Session—CoChairman’s Introductory Remarks • ‘‘FAA Certification Process Review’’ James Sizemore, FAA Certification Division, AIR–130 • ‘‘UAV Operations’’ Thomas Bachman, AAI Corporation • ‘‘Operating in Today’s NAS—AOPA Ground School’’ Randy Kenagy, AOPA • Sub-Group Writing Teams in working sessions • September 14: • Opening Plenary Session (Welcome and Introductory Remarks, Approval of Third Plenary Summary, Review SC–203 Progress Since Third Plenary, New Business, Plenary Adjourns) • Sub-Group Writing Teams in working sessions VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:17 Aug 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 • September 15: • Sub-Group Writing Teams in working sessions • September 16: • Sub-Group Writing Teams in working sessions • Closing Plenary Session (Writing Teams Report Out, Review Writing Team Actions Items, Other Business, Date and Place of Next Meeting, Review Plenary Action Items, Adjourn) Attendance is open to the interested public but limited to space availability. With the approval of the chairmen, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. Persons wishing to present statements or obtain information should contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Members of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 22, 2005. Natalie Ogletree, FAA General Engineer, RTCA Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. 05–17209 Filed 8–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Research and Innovative Technology Administration [Docket No. BTS–2005–22232] Notice of Request for Clearance of a New Information Collection: National Ferry Database Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the BTS to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) approval for a new information collection related to the Nation’s ferry operations. The information to be collected will be used to inventory existing ferry operations and to periodically update the report required by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA–21) (P.L. 105–178), section 1207(c). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 31, 2005. ADDRESSES: You can mail or handdeliver comments to the U.S. PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51409 Department of Transportation (DOT), Dockets Management System (DMS). You may submit your comments by mail or in person to the Docket Clerk, Docket No. BTS–2005–22232, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Comments should identify the docket number; paper comments should be submitted in duplicate. The DMS is open for examination and copying, at the above address, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. If you wish to receive confirmation of receipt of your written comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped postcard with the following statement: ‘‘Comments on Docket BTS–2005–22232.’’ The Docket Clerk will date stamp the postcard prior to returning it to you via the U.S. mail. Please note that due to delays in the delivery of U.S. mail to Federal offices in Washington, DC, we recommend that persons consider an alternative method (the Internet, fax, or professional delivery service) to submit comments to the docket and ensure their timely receipt at U.S. DOT. You may fax your comments to the DMS at (202) 493– 2251. If you wish to file comments using the Internet, you may use the DOT DMS Web site at http://dms.dot.gov. Please follow the online instructions for submitting an electronic comment. You can also review comments on-line at the DMS Web site at http://dms.dot.gov. The electronic docket is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. Please follow the instructions online for more information and help. An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded using a modem and suitable communications software from the Government Printing Office Electronic Bulletin Board Service at telephone number 202–512–1661. Internet users may reach the Federal Register’s home page at http:// www.nara.gov/fedreg and the Government Printing Office’s database at http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara. Please note that anyone is able to electronically search all comments received into our docket management system 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 19475– 19570) or you may review the Privacy Act Statement at http://dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. June Taylor Jones, (202) 366–4743 E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1 51410 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 167 / Tuesday, August 30, 2005 / Notices Passenger Travel Program Manager, BTS, RITA, Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: National Ferry Database. Background: The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA– 21) (Pub. L. 105–178), section 1207(c), directed the Secretary of Transportation to conduct a study of ferry transportation in the United States and its possessions. In 2000, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Intermodal and Statewide Planning conducted a survey of approximately 250 ferry operators to identify: (1) Existing ferry operations including the location and routes served; (2) source and amount, if any, of funds derived from Federal, State, or local governments supporting ferry construction or operations; (3) potential domestic ferry routes in the United States and its possessions and to develop information on those routes; and (4) potential for use of high speed ferry services and alternative-fueled ferry services. The Safe, Accountable, Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act—A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA– LU; H.R. 3, Section 1801(e)) requires that the Secretary, acting through the BTS, shall establish and maintain a national ferry database containing current information regarding routes, vessels, passengers and vehicles carried, funding sources and such other information as the Secretary considers useful. The new data collection will rely on a written survey and telephone followup. An electronic version of the questionnaire will also be available to respondents on request. Data will be collected from the entire population of ferry operators (estimate 300 or less). Before the survey begins, the Passenger Vessel Association will mail letters to its respective members advising them of the purpose of the survey and encouraging their participation. The survey will request the respondents to provide information such as: (1) The points served; (2) the amount and source of Federal, State, and/or local funds used in the past 24 months; (3) the type of ownership; (4) the number of passengers and vehicles carried in the past 12 months; (5) any new routes expected to be added within the next five years; and (6) the highways that are connected by the ferries. Respondents: The target population for the survey will be all of the VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:17 Aug 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 approximately 300 operators of existing ferry services in the United States. Estimated Average Burden per Response: The burden per respondent is estimated to be an average of 20 minutes. This average is based on an estimate of 10 minutes to answer new questions and an additional 5–15 minutes to review (and revise as needed) previously submitted data. Estimated Total Annual Burden: The total annual burden is estimated to be 100 hours (that is 20 minutes per respondent for 300 respondents equals 6,000 minutes or 100 hours). Frequency: This survey will be updated every other year. Public Comments Invited: Interested parties are invited to send comments regarding any aspect of this information collection, including, but not limited to: (1) The necessity and utility of the information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the DOT; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways to minimize the collection burden without reducing the quality of the collected information. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Authority: The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, (Pub. L. 105–178), section 1207(c) and H.R. 3, The Safe, Accountable, Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act—A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) 2005 and 49 CFR 1.46. Issued in Washington, DC on the 24th day of August, 2005. Mary Hutzler, Associate Director, Office of Statistical Programs, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Research and Innovative Technology Administration. [FR Doc. 05–17212 Filed 8–29–05; 8:45 am] requests, they should file their objections with the Director of the Board’s Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration within 14 calendar days of the date of this notice. The rules for release of waybill data are codified at 49 CFR 1244.9. Contact: Mac Frampton, (202) 565– 1541. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–17225 Filed 8–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Release of Waybill Data The Surface Transportation Board has received a request from Michael Behe representing USRail.desktop (WB604– 3–7/8/05) for permission to use certain data from the Board’s 1984–1998 and 2004 Carload Waybill Samples. A copy of this request may be obtained from the Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration. The waybill sample contains confidential railroad and shipper data; therefore, if any parties object to these requests, they should file their objections with the Director of the Board’s Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration within 14 calendar days of the date of this notice. The rules for release of waybill data are codified at 49 CFR 1244.9. Contact: Mac Frampton, (202) 565– 1541. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 167 (Tuesday, August 30, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51409-51410]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-17212]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Research and Innovative Technology Administration

[Docket No. BTS-2005-22232]


Notice of Request for Clearance of a New Information Collection: 
National Ferry Database

AGENCY: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and 
Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) 
of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the 
intention of the BTS to request the Office of Management and Budget's 
(OMB's) approval for a new information collection related to the 
Nation's ferry operations. The information to be collected will be used 
to inventory existing ferry operations and to periodically update the 
report required by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century 
(TEA-21) (P.L. 105-178), section 1207(c).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 31, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You can mail or hand-deliver comments to the U.S. Department 
of Transportation (DOT), Dockets Management System (DMS). You may 
submit your comments by mail or in person to the Docket Clerk, Docket 
No. BTS-2005-22232, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh 
Street, SW., Room PL-401, Washington, DC 20590-0001. Comments should 
identify the docket number; paper comments should be submitted in 
duplicate. The DMS is open for examination and copying, at the above 
address, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal 
holidays. If you wish to receive confirmation of receipt of your 
written comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard 
with the following statement: ``Comments on Docket BTS-2005-22232.'' 
The Docket Clerk will date stamp the postcard prior to returning it to 
you via the U.S. mail. Please note that due to delays in the delivery 
of U.S. mail to Federal offices in Washington, DC, we recommend that 
persons consider an alternative method (the Internet, fax, or 
professional delivery service) to submit comments to the docket and 
ensure their timely receipt at U.S. DOT. You may fax your comments to 
the DMS at (202) 493-2251.
    If you wish to file comments using the Internet, you may use the 
DOT DMS Web site at http://dms.dot.gov. Please follow the online 
instructions for submitting an electronic comment. You can also review 
comments on-line at the DMS Web site at http://dms.dot.gov. The 
electronic docket is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. 
Please follow the instructions online for more information and help. An 
electronic copy of this document may be downloaded using a modem and 
suitable communications software from the Government Printing Office 
Electronic Bulletin Board Service at telephone number 202-512-1661. 
Internet users may reach the Federal Register's home page at http://
www.nara.gov/fedreg and the Government Printing Office's database at 
http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara.
    Please note that anyone is able to electronically search all 
comments received into our docket management system 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 19475-19570) 
or you may review the Privacy Act Statement at http://dms.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. June Taylor Jones, (202) 366-4743

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Passenger Travel Program Manager, BTS, RITA, Department of 
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office 
hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: National Ferry Database.
    Background: The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century 
(TEA-21) (Pub. L. 105-178), section 1207(c), directed the Secretary of 
Transportation to conduct a study of ferry transportation in the United 
States and its possessions. In 2000, the Federal Highway Administration 
(FHWA) Office of Intermodal and Statewide Planning conducted a survey 
of approximately 250 ferry operators to identify: (1) Existing ferry 
operations including the location and routes served; (2) source and 
amount, if any, of funds derived from Federal, State, or local 
governments supporting ferry construction or operations; (3) potential 
domestic ferry routes in the United States and its possessions and to 
develop information on those routes; and (4) potential for use of high 
speed ferry services and alternative-fueled ferry services. The Safe, 
Accountable, Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act--A Legacy for 
Users (SAFETEA-LU; H.R. 3, Section 1801(e)) requires that the 
Secretary, acting through the BTS, shall establish and maintain a 
national ferry database containing current information regarding 
routes, vessels, passengers and vehicles carried, funding sources and 
such other information as the Secretary considers useful.
    The new data collection will rely on a written survey and telephone 
follow-up. An electronic version of the questionnaire will also be 
available to respondents on request. Data will be collected from the 
entire population of ferry operators (estimate 300 or less). Before the 
survey begins, the Passenger Vessel Association will mail letters to 
its respective members advising them of the purpose of the survey and 
encouraging their participation. The survey will request the 
respondents to provide information such as: (1) The points served; (2) 
the amount and source of Federal, State, and/or local funds used in the 
past 24 months; (3) the type of ownership; (4) the number of passengers 
and vehicles carried in the past 12 months; (5) any new routes expected 
to be added within the next five years; and (6) the highways that are 
connected by the ferries.
    Respondents: The target population for the survey will be all of 
the approximately 300 operators of existing ferry services in the 
United States.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: The burden per respondent is 
estimated to be an average of 20 minutes. This average is based on an 
estimate of 10 minutes to answer new questions and an additional 5-15 
minutes to review (and revise as needed) previously submitted data.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: The total annual burden is estimated 
to be 100 hours (that is 20 minutes per respondent for 300 respondents 
equals 6,000 minutes or 100 hours).
    Frequency: This survey will be updated every other year.
    Public Comments Invited: Interested parties are invited to send 
comments regarding any aspect of this information collection, 
including, but not limited to: (1) The necessity and utility of the 
information collection for the proper performance of the functions of 
the DOT; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) 
ways to minimize the collection burden without reducing the quality of 
the collected information. Comments submitted in response to this 
notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB's 
clearance of this information collection.

    Authority: The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, 
(Pub. L. 105-178), section 1207(c) and H.R. 3, The Safe, 
Accountable, Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act--A Legacy 
for Users (SAFETEA-LU) 2005 and 49 CFR 1.46.

    Issued in Washington, DC on the 24th day of August, 2005.
Mary Hutzler,
Associate Director, Office of Statistical Programs, Bureau of 
Transportation Statistics, Research and Innovative Technology 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 05-17212 Filed 8-29-05; 8:45 am]
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