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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 38 / Monday, February 27, 2006 / Notices driving crackdowns, as well as examine the effectiveness of more localized demonstration projects designed to curb impaired driving and/or raise belt use. The National and State telephone surveys would be conducted during the mid 2006–mid 2009 time period. Since Congress has authorized NHTSA to spend millions of dollars annually, to conduct National and State mobilizations and smaller demonstration projects, NHTSA must account for whether these initiatives were effective. The National telephone surveys will be administered to randomly selected samples of 1,200 persons age 18 and older, while regional demonstration surveys can range from as few as 200 participants for a small county to 2,000 participants for a region covering several States. An essential part of this evaluation effort is to compare baseline and post-intervention measures of attitudes, intervention awareness, and (relevant) self-reported behavior to determine if the interventions were associated with changes on those indices. Affected Public: Randomly selected members of the general public in telephone households. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 4,000 hours (24,000 interviews averaging 10 minutes each). Comments are invited on: 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 most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Marilena Amoni, Associate Administrator, Program Development and Delivery. [FR Doc. 06–1763 Filed 2–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:15 Feb 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No.: NHTSA–2006–24001] Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of information. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document describes three collections of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. Comments must be received on or before April 28, 2006. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to U.S. Department of Transportation Dockets, 400 Seventh Street, SW., 401, Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Bonelli, Office of Chief Counsel, NCC–113, telephone (202) 366–1834, fax (202) 366–3820, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. DATES: Under the PRA, before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB for approval, it must first publish a document in the Federal Register providing a 60-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information. OMB has promulgated regulations describing what must be included in such a document. Under OMB’s regulation (at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)), an agency must ask for public comment on the following: (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collections of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9859 (iii) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (iv) How to minimize the burden of the collections of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks for public comments on the following proposed collections of information: Title: Grant Program to Prohibit Racial Profiling, State Traffic Safety Information System Improvements, and Child Safety and Child Booster Seat Incentive Grants. OMB Control Number: N/A. Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from the approval date. Type of Request: New collection. Affected Public: State Governments. Form Number: HS–217. Abstract: The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act—A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA– LU), Pub. L. 109–59, authorizes several grant programs covering fiscal years (FY) 2006–2009, to be administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Section 1906 authorizes a grant program for States that enact and enforce a law that prohibits the use of racial profiling in the enforcement of traffic laws on Federal-aid highways. To be eligible for a grant, a State must have such a law and maintain and allow public inspection of statistical information for each motor vehicle stop in the state showing the race and ethnicity of the driver and any passengers. A State may also receive a grant if it provides assurances satisfactory to the Secretary of Transportation that the State is undertaking activities that will lead to compliance with the requirements of this section. Section 2006 authorizes a grant program to support the development and implementation of State traffic safety information systems. The program provides grants to eligible States to support the development of effective programs to improve State traffic safety data and the compatibility and interoperability of State data systems with national and State data systems. Section 2011 authorizes a grant program for child safety seats and child booster seats. The program provides grant funds to States that enforce a law requiring that all children under the age E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 9860 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 38 / Monday, February 27, 2006 / Notices of 8 be secured in a child restraint meeting applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards. The information collected for these grant programs is to include various reporting requirements. A State that receives grant funds must indicate to NHTSA how it intends to obligate and expend grant funds for each fiscal year, and how grant funds were expended and spent each fiscal year. It is important for NHTSA to be notified about these activities so that it can effectively administer the programs and account for the expenditure of funds. To reduce burdens, A State will document these activities largely by making use of mechanisms that have received PRA clearance for other similar highway safety programs. A State will first notify NHTSA of its obligation of funds in accordance with the applicable provisions of SAFETEA–LU by submitting a Program Cost Summary (HS–217), a form with existing PRA clearance, within 30 days of the award notification. A State will also report to NHTSA, as part of its annual Highway Safety Plan under 23 U.S.C. 402, on how it intends to obligate and expend grant funds for each fiscal year. This reporting requirement, however, will not be a significant extra burden for the States because they are already required by statute to submit an annual Highway Safety Plan. Finally, a State that receives grants funds must submit each fiscal year, as part of the Annual Report for its highway safety program pursuant to 23 CFR 1200.33, a report indicating how grant funds were expended and identifying the programs carried out with the grant funds. Again, this reporting requirement will not be a significant extra burden for the States because they are already required by regulation to submit an Annual Report for their highway safety program. In addition, for the Section 2011 program, this report is required by provisions of SAFETEA–LU. Estimated Annual Burden: 5130. Estimated Number of Respondents: 52 (fifty States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico) for Child Safety and Child Booster Seat Incentive Grants; 56 (fifty States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) for Grant Program to Prohibit Racial Profiling; and 57 (fifty States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs) for the State Traffic Safety Information System Improvements. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:15 Feb 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collections of information are 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 collections of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Issued on: February 22, 2006. John Donaldson, Assistant Chief Counsel for Legislation and General Law. [FR Doc. E6–2715 Filed 2–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. MC–F–21015] RailCrew Xpress, LLC and RailCrew Xpress, Corp.—Acquisition of Control—Raudin McCormick, Inc., and JLS, Inc., d/b/a AAA Limo, and RailCrew Xpress, LLC—Acquisition of Control—Brown’s Crew Car of Wyoming, Inc., d/b/a Armadillo Express AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. Notice Tentatively Approving Finance Transaction. ACTION: SUMMARY: RailCrew Xpress, LLC (RCXLLC), a noncarrier, and its wholly owned subsidiary, RailCrew Xpress, Corp. (RCXCORP), also a noncarrier (together with the other parties to these transactions, applicants), have filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 for RXCCORP to acquire all of the stock of two federally regulated motor passenger carriers, Raudin McCormick, Inc. (RMI) (MC–184860), and JLS, Inc., d/b/a AAA Limo (JLS) (MC–225657), and for RCXLLC to acquire control of Brown’s Crew Car of Wyoming, Inc., d/b/a Armadillo Express (Brown’s), a federally regulated motor passenger carrier (MC– 168832), by acquiring all of its stock. Persons wishing to oppose this application must follow the rules at 49 CFR 1182.5 and 1182.8. The Board has tentatively approved the transactions, and, if no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action. PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments must be filed by April 13, 2006. Applicants may file a reply by April 28, 2006. If no comments are filed by April 13, 2006, this notice is effective on that date. ADDRESSES: Send an original and 10 copies of any comments referring to STB Docket No. MC–F–21015 to: Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, send one copy of comments to applicants’ representatives, Jeremy Kahn, Kahn and Kahn, 1730 Rhode Island Avenue, NW., Suite 810, Washington, DC 20036, and Bradford E. Kistler, Kinsey Ridenour Becker & Kistler, LLP, P.O. Box 85778, Lincoln, NE 68501. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric S. Davis, (202) 565–1608 [Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 1–800–877–8339]. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RCXLLC is a Delaware limited liability company that holds all of the stock of and controls RCXCORP, also a Delaware corporation. In turn, RCXCORP owns all of the stock of and controls RMI and JLS.1 In addition to its federally issued operating authority, Brown’s also holds authorities issued by the states of California, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. Brown’s operating revenues for the year 2005 were in excess of $15 million. RCXLLC and RCXCORP propose to continue to control carriers RMI and JLS, each of which holds, in addition to its federally issued operating authority, intrastate operating authorities. RMI holds authorities issued by the states of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. JLS holds authorities issued by the states of Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Under 49 U.S.C. 14303(b), the Board must approve and authorize a transaction found to be consistent with the public interest, taking into consideration at least: (1) The effect of the transaction on the adequacy of transportation to the public; (2) the total fixed charges that result; and (3) the interest of affected carrier employees. Applicants have submitted information, as required by 49 CFR 1182.2, including the information to demonstrate that the proposed transactions are consistent with the public interest under 49 U.S.C. DATES: 1 In August 2005, RCXCORP acquired all of the stock of RMI and JLS. However, according to applicants, they were unaware at that time that such transactions required Board authority under 49 U.S.C. 14303(a)(4). RCXCORP and RCXLLC, through control of RCXCORP, now seek such approval. Accordingly, RCXCORP has been added as an applicant in this proceeding. E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No.: NHTSA-2006-24001]


Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 
Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of 
information.

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SUMMARY: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from 
the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA), before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must 
solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, 
including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved 
collections. This document describes three collections of information 
for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 28, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to U.S. Department of 
Transportation Dockets, 400 Seventh Street, SW., 401, Washington, DC 
20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Bonelli, Office of Chief 
Counsel, NCC-113, telephone (202) 366-1834, fax (202) 366-3820, NHTSA, 
400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, before an agency submits a 
proposed collection of information to OMB for approval, it must first 
publish a document in the Federal Register providing a 60-day comment 
period and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected 
agencies concerning each proposed collection of information. OMB has 
promulgated regulations describing what must be included in such a 
document. Under OMB's regulation (at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)), an agency must 
ask for public comment on the following:
    (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (ii) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collections of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (iii) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
    (iv) How to minimize the burden of the collections of information 
on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submission of responses.
    In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks for public 
comments on the following proposed collections of information:
    Title: Grant Program to Prohibit Racial Profiling, State Traffic 
Safety Information System Improvements, and Child Safety and Child 
Booster Seat Incentive Grants.
    OMB Control Number: N/A.
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from the 
approval date.
    Type of Request: New collection.
    Affected Public: State Governments.
    Form Number: HS-217.
    Abstract: The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation 
Equity Act--A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), Pub. L. 109-59, authorizes 
several grant programs covering fiscal years (FY) 2006-2009, to be 
administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
(NHTSA).
    Section 1906 authorizes a grant program for States that enact and 
enforce a law that prohibits the use of racial profiling in the 
enforcement of traffic laws on Federal-aid highways. To be eligible for 
a grant, a State must have such a law and maintain and allow public 
inspection of statistical information for each motor vehicle stop in 
the state showing the race and ethnicity of the driver and any 
passengers. A State may also receive a grant if it provides assurances 
satisfactory to the Secretary of Transportation that the State is 
undertaking activities that will lead to compliance with the 
requirements of this section.
    Section 2006 authorizes a grant program to support the development 
and implementation of State traffic safety information systems. The 
program provides grants to eligible States to support the development 
of effective programs to improve State traffic safety data and the 
compatibility and interoperability of State data systems with national 
and State data systems.
    Section 2011 authorizes a grant program for child safety seats and 
child booster seats. The program provides grant funds to States that 
enforce a law requiring that all children under the age

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of 8 be secured in a child restraint meeting applicable Federal motor 
vehicle safety standards.
    The information collected for these grant programs is to include 
various reporting requirements. A State that receives grant funds must 
indicate to NHTSA how it intends to obligate and expend grant funds for 
each fiscal year, and how grant funds were expended and spent each 
fiscal year. It is important for NHTSA to be notified about these 
activities so that it can effectively administer the programs and 
account for the expenditure of funds. To reduce burdens, A State will 
document these activities largely by making use of mechanisms that have 
received PRA clearance for other similar highway safety programs. A 
State will first notify NHTSA of its obligation of funds in accordance 
with the applicable provisions of SAFETEA-LU by submitting a Program 
Cost Summary (HS-217), a form with existing PRA clearance, within 30 
days of the award notification. A State will also report to NHTSA, as 
part of its annual Highway Safety Plan under 23 U.S.C. 402, on how it 
intends to obligate and expend grant funds for each fiscal year. This 
reporting requirement, however, will not be a significant extra burden 
for the States because they are already required by statute to submit 
an annual Highway Safety Plan. Finally, a State that receives grants 
funds must submit each fiscal year, as part of the Annual Report for 
its highway safety program pursuant to 23 CFR 1200.33, a report 
indicating how grant funds were expended and identifying the programs 
carried out with the grant funds. Again, this reporting requirement 
will not be a significant extra burden for the States because they are 
already required by regulation to submit an Annual Report for their 
highway safety program. In addition, for the Section 2011 program, this 
report is required by provisions of SAFETEA-LU.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 5130.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 52 (fifty States, the District of 
Columbia, and Puerto Rico) for Child Safety and Child Booster Seat 
Incentive Grants; 56 (fifty States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, 
Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the 
Northern Mariana Islands) for Grant Program to Prohibit Racial 
Profiling; and 57 (fifty States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, 
Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern 
Mariana Islands, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs) for the State 
Traffic Safety Information System Improvements.
    Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collections of 
information are 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 collections of information on 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.

    Issued on: February 22, 2006.
John Donaldson,
Assistant Chief Counsel for Legislation and General Law.
[FR Doc. E6-2715 Filed 2-24-06; 8:45 am]
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