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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2008 / Notices the study for public comment and information at https:// www.sefreeways.org. To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action are addressed and all significant issues identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments and questions concerning the proposed action and the Environmental Assessment should be directed to the FHWA at the address provided above. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Authority: 23 U.S.C. 315; 49 CFR 1.48. Issued on: February 13, 2008. David J. Scott, Southeast Freeways Coordinator, Federal Highway Administration, Madison, Wisconsin. [FR Doc. E8–3196 Filed 2–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Albuquerque, NM Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), USDOT. ACTION: Notice of intent. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public and other agencies that an environmental impact statement will be prepared for a proposed transportation project in Albuquerque, NM. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicholas Finch, District Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, New Mexico Division, 4001 Office Court Drive, Suite 801, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507, Telephone (505) 820–2039; or, Paul Lindberg, Project Development Engineer, New Mexico Department of Transportation, 7500 Pan American Freeway NE., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109, Telephone (505) 841– 2737. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for proposed improvements to the Interstate 25 (I–25) and Paseo del Norte Interchange in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The proposed improvements would involve the reconstruction of the interchange and the adjoining portions VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:34 Feb 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 of I–25 from San Mateo Boulevard to Alameda Boulevard and Paseo del Norte from San Pedro Drive to 2nd Street. The proposed improvements include approximately 2 miles of I–25 and 2 miles of Paseo del Norte. The proposed improvements are considered necessary to: Provide for existing and future traffic demand; reduce congestion; improve local circulation; and, improve regional mobility. Alternatives under consideration include: (1) Taking no action; (2) reconstructing the existing traffic interchange as a system interchange using an echelon configuration in the interchange core with two directional ramps; and, (3) reconstructing the existing traffic interchange as a system interchange using four directional ramps. Both build alternatives include the addition of a general purpose lane in each direction of travel on I–25, auxiliary lanes where needed on I–25, modifications to freeway entrance and exit ramps at San Mateo Boulevard, San Antonio Boulevard, and Alameda Boulevard, reconstruction of the existing at-grade intersection of Paseo del Norte and Jefferson Street as a grade separated intersection, and construction of a new 1.25 mile section of arterial roadway parallel to Paseo del Norte from I–25 to the AMAFCA Diversion Channel. Letters describing the proposed action and requesting comments will be sent to appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies, and to private organizations and individuals who have previously expressed, or are known to have an interest, in the proposed action. A scoping meeting will be held with appropriate agencies in late February 2008. Agencies will be notified of the scoping meeting by letter. Planning and preliminary design activities for the proposed improvements have been underway since 2006. During that time, four public meetings and approximately fifty meetings with individual business, property owners, and interested groups were held, including two public meetings held in December 2007. Because extensive public involvement and scoping have already been conducted, a specific schedule for additional public scoping meetings has not been set. Additional meetings with the public, individual property and business owners, and others will be conducted as needed and as new information is developed. A notice of intent to prepare an EIS will be published in local newspapers in February 2008. The local notice will describe the proposed action and the intent of FHWA and NMDOT to prepare PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9613 an environmental impact statement. It will also request comments from the public on issues of interest and concern and on alternatives to be considered. To ensure that the full range of issues related to the proposed action are addressed and all significant issues are identified, comments, suggestions, and questions are invited from all interested parties. Comments, questions, and suggestions about the proposed action and the EIS should be sent to the FHWA at the address provided above. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Issued on February 9, 2008. J. Don Martinez, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Santa Fe, New Mexico. [FR Doc. E8–3195 Filed 2–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0622] Agency Information Collection (Buy American Act) Under OMB Review Office of Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), this notice announces that the Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 24, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov; or to VA’s OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395–7316. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0622’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR A COPY OF THE SUBMISSION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Records Management Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 9614 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2008 / Notices Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–7485, FAX (202) 273–0443 or e-mail: denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0622.’’ 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 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. Title: Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.236–89, Buy American Act. OMB Control Number: 2900–0622. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Buy American Act requires that only domestic construction material shall be used to perform domestic Federal contracts for construction, with certain exceptions. Despite the allowable exceptions, it is VA policy not to accept foreign construction material. VAAR clause 852.236–89 advises bidders of these provisions and requires bidders who choose to submit a bid that includes foreign construction material to identify and list the price of such material. VA uses the information to determine whether to accept or not accept a bid that includes foreign construction material. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on December 6, 2007, at pages 68961– 68962. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit institutions; individuals and households; and not-for-profit institutions. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:34 Feb 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 Estimated Annual Burden: 20 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 min. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 40. Dated: February 12, 2008. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E8–3234 Filed 2–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0408] Proposed Information Collection (Manufactured Home Loan Claim) Activity: Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine claim payment due to holders of foreclosed VA guaranteed manufactured home unit and combination loans. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before April 21, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0408’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461–9769 or FAX (202) 275–5947. PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VBA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA’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. Manufactured Home Loan Claim Loan Guaranty (Manufactured Home Unit Only), (Section 3720, Chapter 37, Title 38 U.S.C.), VA Form 26–8629. b. Manufactured Home Loan Claim Under Loan Guaranty (Manufactured Home Unit and Lot or Lot Only), (Section 3712, Chapter 37, Title 38 U.S.C.), VA Form 26–8630. OMB Control Number: 2900–0408. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Holders of foreclosed VA guaranteed manufactured home unit and guaranteed combination manufactured home complete VA Forms 26–8629 and 26–8630 as a prerequisite payment of claims. The holder record accrued interest, various expenses of liquidation and claim balance on the forms to determine the amount claimed and submit with supporting documentation to VA. VA uses the data to determine the proper claim payment due to the holder. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit and Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: a. Manufactured Home Loan Claim Loan Guaranty (Manufactured Home Unit Only), (Section 3720, Chapter 37, Title 38 U.S.C.), VA Form 26–8629—33 hours. b. Manufactured Home Loan Claim Under Loan Guaranty (Manufactured Home Unit and Lot or Lot Only), (Section 3712, Chapter 37, Title 38 U.S.C.), VA Form 26–8630—3 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0622]


Agency Information Collection (Buy American Act) Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Office of Management, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Office of 
Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the 
collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes 
the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and 
burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 24, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through www.Regulations.gov; or to VA's OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human 
Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 
10235, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395-7316. Please refer to ``OMB 
Control No. 2900-0622'' in any correspondence.

For Further Information or a Copy of the Submission Contact: Denise 
McLamb, Records Management Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans 
Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW.,

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Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-7485, FAX (202) 273-0443 or e-mail: 
denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-
0622.''

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 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.
    Title: Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 
Clause 852.236-89, Buy American Act.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0622.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The Buy American Act requires that only domestic 
construction material shall be used to perform domestic Federal 
contracts for construction, with certain exceptions. Despite the 
allowable exceptions, it is VA policy not to accept foreign 
construction material. VAAR clause 852.236-89 advises bidders of these 
provisions and requires bidders who choose to submit a bid that 
includes foreign construction material to identify and list the price 
of such material. VA uses the information to determine whether to 
accept or not accept a bid that includes foreign construction material.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 
60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of 
information was published on December 6, 2007, at pages 68961-68962.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit institutions; 
individuals and households; and not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 20 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 min.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 40.

    Dated: February 12, 2008.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Records Management Service.
[FR Doc. E8-3234 Filed 2-20-08; 8:45 am]
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