Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0618); Correction, 55856-55857 [E7-19293]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 55856 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 189 / Monday, October 1, 2007 / Notices Heavy Rail Transit, the transit mode that is currently used in the Metro Red Line and Metro Purple Line subway system, is being considered. It normally follows an underground configuration although ground-surface and aerial configurations may also be considered in some locations. Other transit modes, including Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and other forms of rail transit, may also be considered. Possible station sites along the Wilshire Boulevard Alignment are Wilshire/Crenshaw, Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax, Wilshire/La Cienega, Wilshire/Beverly Dr., Century City, Santa Monica/Westwood, Wilshire/ Westwood Village/I–405, Wilshire/ Bundy, Wilshire/26th St., Wilshire/16th St., and Wilshire/4th St. (12 stations). Possible station sites along the Santa Monica Boulevard Alignment are Sunset/Fairfax or Santa Monica/Fairfax, Santa Monica/La Cienega or Santa Monica/San Vicente, Santa Monica/ Beverly, Santa Monica/Rodeo, Century City, Santa Monica/Westwood, Wilshire/Westwood Village/I–405, Wilshire/Bundy, Wilshire/26th St., Wilshire/16th St., and Wilshire/4th St. (11 stations). Future No-Build Alternative—The study will consider the transportation and environmental effects if no new major transit investments beyond those that have already been planned are implemented in this corridor. This alternative will include the highway and transit projects in the current Metro Long Range Transportation Plan and the 2030 Southern California Association of Governments Regional Transportation Plan. For purposes of the Alternatives Analysis, the major fixed guideway investments under study for the Exposition Transit Corridor Phase 2 and Crenshaw Transit Corridor projects would not be included in the Future NoBuild Alternative. The completion of the Metro Rapid Bus Program would be included as well as possible additional feeder bus networks to serve the region’s major activity centers. Transportation System Management Alternative (TSM)—The study will consider the effects of modest improvements in the highway and transit systems beyond those in the Future No-Build Alternative. The TSM Alternative would evaluate low-cost enhancements to the Future No-Build Alternative and would emphasize transportation system upgrades, such as intersection improvements, minor road widening, traffic engineering actions, bus route restructuring, shortened bus headways, expanded use of articulated buses, reserved bus lanes, expanded park-and-ride facilities, express and limited-stop service, signalization VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:31 Sep 28, 2007 Jkt 214001 improvements, and timed-transfer operations. In addition to the alternatives described above, other alternatives identified through the early scoping process will be considered for potential inclusion in the Alternatives Analysis. Alternative modes, vertical or horizontal alignments, or station locations may emerge from the early scoping process. FTA Procedures Early scoping is an optional element of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process that is particularly useful in situations where, as here, a proposed action (the locally preferred alternative) has not been identified and alternative modes and major alignment variations are under consideration in a broadly-defined corridor. While NEPA scoping normally follows issuance of a notice of intent, which describes the proposed action, it ‘‘may be initiated earlier, as long as there is appropriate public notice and enough information available on the proposal so that the public and relevant agencies can participate effectively.’’ See the Council on Environmental Quality’s ‘‘Forty Most Asked Questions Concerning CEQ’s National Environmental Policy Act Regulations,’’ 46 FR 18026, 18030 (1981). In this case, the available information is more than adequate to permit the public and relevant agencies to participate effectively in early scoping and the planning Alternatives Analysis. LACMTA may seek New Starts funding for the proposed project under 49 U.S.C. 5309 and will, therefore, be subject to New Starts regulation (49 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Part 611). The New Starts regulation requires a planning Alternatives Analysis that leads to the selection of a Locally Preferred Alternative by LACMTA and the inclusion of the locally preferred alternative in the long-range transportation plan adopted by the Southern California Association of Governments. The planning Alternatives Analysis will examine alignments, technologies, station locations, costs, funding, ridership, economic development, land use, engineering feasibility, and environmental factors in the corridor. The New Starts regulation also requires the submission of certain projectjustification information in support of a request to initiate preliminary engineering, and this information is normally developed during the Alternatives Analysis. At the conclusion of the Alternatives Analysis, a locally preferred alternative—the ‘‘proposed action’’—will be determined, as well as PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the appropriate NEPA process—an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement—to be undertaken for the proposed action. If preparation of an environmental impact statement is warranted, a notice of intent will be published in the Federal Register and the scoping of the EIS/EIR will be completed by soliciting and considering comments on the purpose and need for the proposed action, the range of alternatives to be considered in the EIS/EIR, and the potentially significant environmental and community impacts to be evaluated in the EIS/EIR. In conjunction with this final scoping of the EIS/EIR and consistent with provisions of 23 U.S.C. 139, invitations will be extended to other Federal and non-Federal agencies that may have an interest in this matter to be participating agencies. A plan for coordinating public and agency participation in the environmental review process and for commenting on the issues under consideration at various milestones of the process will be prepared and posted on the on the LACMTA Web site at https:// www.metro.net/westside. Issued on September 26, 2007. Leslie T. Rogers, Regional Administrator, Region IX, Federal Transit Administration. [FR Doc. E7–19363 Filed 9–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket: PHMSA–1998–4957] Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137–0618); Correction Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: SUMMARY: PHMSA published a notice in the Federal Register on September 11, 2007, requesting comments on an information collection for underwater periodic inspections. The notice contains an incorrect annual cost estimate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roger Little at (202) 366–4569, or by e-mail at roger.little@dot.gov. In the Federal Register of September 11, 2007, 72 FR 51901, on page 51902, in the first column, correct ‘‘Estimated E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 189 / Monday, October 1, 2007 / Notices Cost: $6,475.’’ to read ‘‘Estimated Cost: $87,413.’’ Issued in Washington, DC on September 25, 2007. Florence L. Hamn, Director of Regulations, Office of Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. E7–19293 Filed 9–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–6 (Sub–No. 458X)] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES BNSF Railway Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Logan County, CO BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon approximately 0.44 miles of rail line, extending between milepost 229.66 and milepost 230.10, near Sterling, Logan County, CO. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 80751. BNSF has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) there is no overhead traffic on the line 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 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 report), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic report), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(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 October 31, 2007, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,1 1 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:31 Sep 28, 2007 Jkt 214001 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 October 11, 2007. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by October 22, 2007, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to BNSF’s representative: Sidney L. Strickland, Jr., 3050 K Street, NW., Suite 101, Washington, DC 20007. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. BNSF has filed both an environmental report and a historic report that address the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by October 5, 2007. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to SEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423–0001) or by calling SEA, at (202) 245–0305. [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 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 October 1, 2008, 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 https:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: September 25, 2007. 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 $1,300. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55857 By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–19298 Filed 9–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–New (Omnibus)] Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to this notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to incorporate veterans’ perception of and satisfaction with the overall drug therapy benefits and process within VA. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before November 30, 2007. Submit written comments on the collection of information through https://www.Regulations.gov; or to Mary Stout, Veterans Health Administration (193E1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420; or e-mail: mary.stout@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–2900–New (Omnibus)’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at https://www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Stout at (202) 461–5867 or FAX (202) 273–9381. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 189 (Monday, October 1, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55856-55857]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-19293]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket: PHMSA-1998-4957]


Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget 
Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0618); Correction

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), 
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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SUMMARY: PHMSA published a notice in the Federal Register on September 
11, 2007, requesting comments on an information collection for 
underwater periodic inspections. The notice contains an incorrect 
annual cost estimate.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roger Little at (202) 366-4569, or by 
e-mail at roger.little@dot.gov.
    In the Federal Register of September 11, 2007, 72 FR 51901, on page 
51902, in the first column, correct ``Estimated

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Cost: $6,475.'' to read ``Estimated Cost: $87,413.''

    Issued in Washington, DC on September 25, 2007.
Florence L. Hamn,
Director of Regulations, Office of Pipeline Safety.
 [FR Doc. E7-19293 Filed 9-28-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-60-P