Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comments; Changes to a Currently Approved Information Collection for Highway Safety Improvement Programs, 26398-26399 [E6-6729]

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On March 20, 2006 the FAA received notification from the Dayton 15:45 May 03, 2006 Jkt 208001 BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2006–24672] Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comments; Changes to a Currently Approved Information Collection for Highway Safety Improvement Programs Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. BILLING CODE 4710–07–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 Issued in Detroit, Michigan, April 13, 2006. Irene R. Porter, Manager, Detroit Airport District Office, FAA, Great Lakes Region. [FR Doc. 06–4188 Filed 5–3–06; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval for changes to a currently approved information collection titled Highway Safety Improvement Programs, which is summarized below under supplementary Information. FHWA is required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by July 3, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT DMS Docket Number 2006–24672 to the docket Clerk, via the following methods. Mail or hand deliver comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Dockets Management Facility, Room PL–401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590; fax comments to 202/493–2251; or submit electronically at http://dms.dot.gov. All comments may be examined and copied at the above address from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Kenneth Epstein, 202–366–2157, Office of Safety, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Highway Safety Improvement Program. OMB Control No: 2125–0025. Background: The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) amended Section 148 of Title 23 U.S.C. to establish a new ‘‘core’’ Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) that provides funds to State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) to improve conditions at hazardous highway locations and hazardous railway-highway grade crossings on all public roads, including those maintained by Federal, State and local agencies. The existing provisions of Title 23 U.S.C. Sections 130, RailwayHighway Crossings Program, and 152, Hazard Elimination Program, as well as implementing regulations in 23 CFR 924, remain in effect. Included in these combined provisions are requirements for State DOTs to annually produce and submit to FHWA by August 31 three reports related to the conduct and effectiveness of their HSIPs, that are to include information on: (a) Progress being made to implement HSIP projects and the effectiveness of these projects in reducing traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities [Sections 148(g) and 152(g)]; (b) progress being made to implement the Railway-Highway Crossings Program and the effectiveness of the projects in that program [Sections 130(g) and 148(g)], which will be used by FHWA to produce and submit biennial reports to Congress required on April 1, beginning April 1, 2006; and, (c) description of at least 5 percent of the State’s highway locations exhibiting the most severe safety needs, including an estimate of the potential remedies, their costs, and impediments to their implementation other than cost for each of the locations listed (i.e. the ‘‘5 percent report’’) [Section 148(c)(1)(D)]. To be able to produce these reports, State DOTs must have crash data and analysis systems capable of identifying and determining the relative severity of hazardous highway locations on all public roads, and determining the ‘‘before’’ and ‘‘after’’ crash experiences at HSIP project locations. This information provides FHWA with a means for monitoring the effectiveness of these programs and may be used by Congress for determining the future HSIP program structure and funding levels. Per SAFETEA–LU, State DOTs have much flexibility in the methodology they use to rank the relative severity of their public road locations in terms of E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 86 / Thursday, May 4, 2006 / Notices fatalities and serious injuries. The list of 5 percent of these locations exhibiting the most severe safety needs will result from the ranking methodology used, and may include roadway segments and/or intersections. For example, a State may compare its roadway locations against statewide average rates of fatalities and serious injuries per 100 million vehicle miles traveled for similar type facilities and determine that those segments whose rates exceed the statewide rates are the locations with the ‘‘most severe’’ safety needs, and then at least 5 percent of those locations would be included in the required annual report. Respondents: 51 State Transportation Departments, including the District of Columbia. Frequency: Annually. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 500 hours (This is an increase of 300 burden hours from the current OMB approved 200 burden hours. The new report will take an additional 300 hours plus the 200 hours for the existing two reports). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 25,500 hours (51 states at an average of 500 hours each). Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is 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 use of electronic technology, without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. 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. E6–6729 Filed 5–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration mstockstill on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES [FHWA Docket No. FHWA–06–24219] Real-Time System Management Information Program Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; Request for comments. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:45 May 03, 2006 Jkt 208001 SUMMARY: This notice requests comments on provisions and parameters for the Real-Time System Management Information Program contained in section 1201 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU). This notice provides a high-level description of the program as envisioned by the FHWA, including proposed definitions for various program parameters. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 3, 2006. ADDRESSES: Mail or hand deliver comments for the docket number that appears in the heading of this document to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Dockets Management Facility, Room PL–401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590– 0001, or submit electronically at http:// dms.dot.gov/submit or fax comments to (202) 493–2251. Alternatively, comments may be submitted to the Federal eRulemaking portal at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments must include the docket number that appears in the heading of this document. All comments received will be available for examination and copying at the above address from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Those desiring notification of receipt of comments must include a selfaddressed, stamped postcard or you may print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments electronically. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments in any one of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, or labor union). Anyone 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about the program discussed herein, contact Mr. Robert Rupert, Transportation Information Management Team, FHWA Office of Operations, (202) 366–2194, or via email at robert.rupert@fhwa.dot.gov. For legal questions, interpretations and counsel, please contact Ms. Lisa MacPhee, Attorney Advisor, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366– 1392, or via e-mail at lisa.macphee@fhwa.dot.gov. Office hours for the FHWA are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26399 Electronic Access and Filing You may submit or retrieve comments online through the Document Management System (DMS) at http:// dms.dot.gov/submit. Electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines are available under the help section. Alternatively, Internet users may access all comments received by the DOT Docket Facility by using the universal resource locator (URL) http:// dms.dot.gov. It is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. Please follow the instructions. An electronic copy of this document may also be downloaded by accessing the Office of the Federal Register’s home page at http://www.archives.gov and from the Government Printing Office’s Web page at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara. Background Section 1201 of the SAFETEA–LU (Pub. L. 109–59, 119 Stat. 1144) requires the Secretary of Transportation to establish a Real-time System Management Information Program to provide, in all States, the capability to monitor, in real-time, the traffic and travel conditions of the major highways of the United States and to share that information to improve the security of the surface transportation system, to address congestion problems, to support improved response to weather events and surface transportation incidents, and to facilitate national and regional highway traveler information. The purposes of the Real-time System Management Information Program are to: (1) Establish, in all States, a system of basic real-time information for managing and operating the surface transportation system; (2) Identify longer range real-time highway and transit monitoring needs and develop plans and strategies for meeting such needs; and (3) Provide the capability and means to share that data with State and local governments and the traveling public. In addition, section 1201(b) requires that no later than August 10, 2007, the Secretary establish data exchange formats to ensure that the data provided by highway and transit monitoring systems, including statewide incident reporting systems, can readily be exchanged across jurisdictional boundaries, facilitating nationwide availability of information. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2006-24672]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comments; 
Changes to a Currently Approved Information Collection for Highway 
Safety Improvement Programs

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to 
request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for 
changes to a currently approved information collection titled Highway 
Safety Improvement Programs, which is summarized below under 
supplementary Information. FHWA is required to publish this notice in 
the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Please submit comments by July 3, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT DMS Docket Number 
2006-24672 to the docket Clerk, via the following methods. Mail or hand 
deliver comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Dockets 
Management Facility, Room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, 
DC 20590; fax comments to 202/493-2251; or submit electronically at 
http://dms.dot.gov. All comments may be examined and copied at the 
above address from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Kenneth Epstein, 202-366-2157, 
Office of Safety, Federal Highway Administration, Department of 
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office 
hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Highway Safety Improvement Program.
    OMB Control No: 2125-0025.
    Background: The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient 
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) amended 
Section 148 of Title 23 U.S.C. to establish a new ``core'' Highway 
Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) that provides funds to State 
Departments of Transportation (DOTs) to improve conditions at hazardous 
highway locations and hazardous railway-highway grade crossings on all 
public roads, including those maintained by Federal, State and local 
agencies. The existing provisions of Title 23 U.S.C. Sections 130, 
Railway-Highway Crossings Program, and 152, Hazard Elimination Program, 
as well as implementing regulations in 23 CFR 924, remain in effect. 
Included in these combined provisions are requirements for State DOTs 
to annually produce and submit to FHWA by August 31 three reports 
related to the conduct and effectiveness of their HSIPs, that are to 
include information on: (a) Progress being made to implement HSIP 
projects and the effectiveness of these projects in reducing traffic 
crashes, injuries and fatalities [Sections 148(g) and 152(g)]; (b) 
progress being made to implement the Railway-Highway Crossings Program 
and the effectiveness of the projects in that program [Sections 130(g) 
and 148(g)], which will be used by FHWA to produce and submit biennial 
reports to Congress required on April 1, beginning April 1, 2006; and, 
(c) description of at least 5 percent of the State's highway locations 
exhibiting the most severe safety needs, including an estimate of the 
potential remedies, their costs, and impediments to their 
implementation other than cost for each of the locations listed (i.e. 
the ``5 percent report'') [Section 148(c)(1)(D)]. To be able to produce 
these reports, State DOTs must have crash data and analysis systems 
capable of identifying and determining the relative severity of 
hazardous highway locations on all public roads, and determining the 
``before'' and ``after'' crash experiences at HSIP project locations. 
This information provides FHWA with a means for monitoring the 
effectiveness of these programs and may be used by Congress for 
determining the future HSIP program structure and funding levels. Per 
SAFETEA-LU, State DOTs have much flexibility in the methodology they 
use to rank the relative severity of their public road locations in 
terms of

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fatalities and serious injuries. The list of 5 percent of these 
locations exhibiting the most severe safety needs will result from the 
ranking methodology used, and may include roadway segments and/or 
intersections. For example, a State may compare its roadway locations 
against statewide average rates of fatalities and serious injuries per 
100 million vehicle miles traveled for similar type facilities and 
determine that those segments whose rates exceed the statewide rates 
are the locations with the ``most severe'' safety needs, and then at 
least 5 percent of those locations would be included in the required 
annual report.
    Respondents: 51 State Transportation Departments, including the 
District of Columbia.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 500 hours (This is an 
increase of 300 burden hours from the current OMB approved 200 burden 
hours. The new report will take an additional 300 hours plus the 200 
hours for the existing two reports).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 25,500 hours (51 states at an 
average of 500 hours each).
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed 
collection is 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 use of electronic technology, 
without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency 
will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB's 
clearance of this information collection.

    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. E6-6729 Filed 5-3-06; 8:45 am]
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