Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements, 68955-68956 [E7-23690]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2007 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES demand response systems, all miles and hours from garage departure to garage return during revenue service are to be considered ‘‘revenue miles’’ and ‘‘revenue hours.’’ Revenue miles and hours for demand response service will continue to exclude miles and hours for training and maintenance. Revenue miles and hours for bus service will continue to exclude deadhead miles and hours, as well as miles and hours for training and maintenance. The comment suggested replacing the terms ‘‘Regular Transit Trips’’ and ‘‘Special Service Trips’’ with the terms ‘‘Unlinked Passenger Trips,’’ and ‘‘Contracted Trips.’’ FTA Responds: FTA adopts the proposal to use the term ‘‘Regular Unlinked Passenger Trips.’’ FTA has updated the Rural Manual to reflect that the term ‘‘unlinked’’ only refers to those few rural systems that have passenger transfers. FTA has also changed the term ‘‘Contracted Trips’’ to the term ‘‘Coordinated Unlinked Passenger Trips,’’ and has updated the Rural Manual to reflect that this refers to those trips provided as categorical service under contract. The comment expressed concern about the burden of providing separate data by mode. FTA Responds: FTA notes that although FTA asks if a sub-recipient provides fixed-route service or deviatedfixed-route service, FTA considers both of these services to be a single mode: the ‘‘Bus’’ mode. Additionally, FTA notes that only the data on Line 25, containing vehicle revenue miles, vehicle revenue hours, unlinked passenger trips, and coordinated unlinked passenger trips, is provided by mode. FTA believes that reporters should be able to provide this data separately for their bus, demand response, and vanpool modes, and that this data will be valuable to the public. The comment suggested that FTA should be prepared to offer extensive training on the Rural NTD. FTA Responds: FTA has offered Rural NTD Training in the past, and will continue to do so. In particular, FTA offered three Rural NTD training sessions in 2007, and has additional training sessions planned for 2008. Issued in Washington, DC, this 28th day of November 2007. James S. Simpson, Administrator. [FR Doc. E7–23632 Filed 12–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:57 Dec 05, 2007 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA–2007– 0034] 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, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 4, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by DOT Docket No. NHTSA– 2007–0034] by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Telephone: 1–800–647–5527. • Fax: 202–493–2251. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this proposed collection of information. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68955 Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78) or you may visit http:// DocketInfo.dot.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. or the street address listed above. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Complete copies of each request for collection of information may be obtained at no charge from Markus Price, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., W43–472 NVS–121, Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Markus Price’s telephone number is (202) 366–0098. Please identify the relevant collection of information by referring to its OMB Control Number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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. The 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 collection 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 collection 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: 49 CFR 571.125, Warning Devices. OMB Control Number: 2127–0505. Affected Public: Business or other for profit organizations. Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard forms. E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 68956 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2007 / Notices Abstract: 49 U.S.C. 3011, 30112, and 30117 (Appendix 1) of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1996, authorizes the issuance of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). The Secretary is authorized to issue, amend, and revoke such rules and regulations as she/he deems necessary. Using this authority, the agency issued FMVSS no.125, ‘‘Warning Devices’’ (Appendix 2), which applies to devices, without self contained energy sources, that are designed to be carried mandatory in buses and trucks that have a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 10,000 pounds and voluntarily in other vehicles. These devices are used to warn approaching traffic of the presence of a stopped vehicle, except for devices designed to be permanently affixed to the vehicles. Estimated Annual Burden: 1. Number of Respondents: 3. 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. Issued on November 30, 2007. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. E7–23690 Filed 12–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Publication of the Tier 2 Tax Rates Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Publication of the tier 2 tax rates for calendar year 2008 as required by section 3241(d) of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. section 3241). Tier 2 taxes on railroad employees, employers, and employee representatives are one source of funding for benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act. DATES: The tier 2 tax rates for calendar year 2008 apply to compensation paid in calendar year 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David G. Mills, CC:TEGE:EOEG:ET1, VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:57 Dec 05, 2007 Jkt 214001 Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, Telephone Number (202) 622–0047 (not a toll-free number). Tier 2 Tax Rates: The tier 2 tax rate for 2008 under section 3201(b) on employees is 3.9 percent of compensation. The tier 2 tax rate for 2008 under section 3221(b) on employers is 12.1 percent of compensation. The tier 2 tax rate for 2008 under section 3211(b) on employee representatives is 12.1 percent of compensation. Dated: November 3, 2007. Nancy Marks, Division Counsel/Associate Chief Counsel (Tax Exempt and Government Entities). [FR Doc. 07–5955 Filed 12–3–07; 2:29 pm] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0422] Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Office of Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of Management (OM), 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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to administer contracts. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before February 4, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through http://www.Regulations.gov; or to Arita Tillman, Acquisition Policy Division (049P1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420; or e-mail: arita.tillman@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0422’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http:// www.Regulations.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arita Tillman at (202) 461–6859, FAX 202–273–6229. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–21), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, (OM) invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of (OM)’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of (OM)’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Titles: a. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.236–72, Performance of Work by the Contractor. b. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Alternate I to Clause 852.236–80, Subcontracts and Work Coordination. c. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.236–82, Payments Under FixedPrice Construction Contracts (without NAS), including Alternate 1. d. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.236–83, Payments Under FixedPrice Construction Contracts (with NAS), including Alternate 1. e. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.236–84, Schedule of Work Progress. f. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.236–88, Contract Changes, Supplements FAR Clause 52.243–4, Changes. OMB Control Number: 2900–0422. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The information contained Department of Veterans Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clauses 852.236–72, Alternate I to 852.236–80, 852.236–82, 852.236–83, 852.236–84, and 852.236– 88 is necessary for VA to administer construction contracts, and to carry out its responsibility to construct, maintain E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 234 (Thursday, December 6, 2007)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA-2007-0034]


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, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit 
public comment on proposed collections of information, including 
extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This 
document describes one collection of information for which NHTSA 
intends to seek OMB approval.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 4, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by DOT Docket No. NHTSA-
2007-0034] by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://
www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Telephone: 1-800-647-
5527.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number for this proposed collection of information. Note that 
all comments received will be posted without change to http://
www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. 
Please see the Privacy Act heading below.
    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 (65 FR 19477-78) or you may visit http://
DocketInfo.dot.gov.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov. or the street 
address listed above. Follow the online instructions for accessing the 
dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Complete copies of each request for 
collection of information may be obtained at no charge from Markus 
Price, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., W43-472 NVS-121, Washington, 
DC 20590.
    Mr. Markus Price's telephone number is (202) 366-0098. Please 
identify the relevant collection of information by referring to its OMB 
Control Number.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
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. The 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 collection 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 collection 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: 49 CFR 571.125, Warning Devices.
    OMB Control Number: 2127-0505.
    Affected Public: Business or other for profit organizations.
    Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard forms.

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    Abstract: 49 U.S.C. 3011, 30112, and 30117 (Appendix 1) of the 
National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1996, authorizes the 
issuance of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). The 
Secretary is authorized to issue, amend, and revoke such rules and 
regulations as she/he deems necessary. Using this authority, the agency 
issued FMVSS no.125, ``Warning Devices'' (Appendix 2), which applies to 
devices, without self contained energy sources, that are designed to be 
carried mandatory in buses and trucks that have a gross vehicle weight 
rating (GVWR) greater than 10,000 pounds and voluntarily in other 
vehicles. These devices are used to warn approaching traffic of the 
presence of a stopped vehicle, except for devices designed to be 
permanently affixed to the vehicles.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 1.
    Number of Respondents: 3.
    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.

    Issued on November 30, 2007.
Stephen R. Kratzke,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. E7-23690 Filed 12-5-07; 8:45 am]
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