Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for New Information Collection; Truck Congestion Information Assessment, 8838-8839 [E9-4097]

Download as PDF 8838 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 37 / Thursday, February 26, 2009 / Notices Land Acquisition, Runway Protection Zone: 6301 South Cicero Avenue; and 4735–39 West 63rd Street. Determination: The public agency did not provide sufficient documentation to justify the level of financing and interest costs requested. Therefore, the FAA reduced the requested financing costs. Concourse A infill. Determination: Several components of the project dealing with airlines operations and concessions spaces are not PFC eligible in accordance with paragraph 611 of FAA Order 5100.38C, AlP Handbook (June 28, 2005). In addition, the public agency did not provide sufficient documentation to justify the level of financing and interest costs requested. Therefore, the FAA reduced the requested financing costs. Brief Description of Projects Partially Approved for Collection at a $3.00 PFC Level: Land acquisition, runway protection zone: demolition of 6301 South Cicero Avenue and 4735–39 West 63 Street; acquisition and demolition of 5700 West 55th Street, 632353 South Cicero Avenue, 5600 West 631d Street, 5448 West 55th Street, and 5544–42 West 55th Street. Determination: The public agency did not provide sufficient documentation to justify the level of financing and interest costs requested. Therefore, the FAA reduced the requested financing costs. Decision Date: January 21, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Hanson, Chicago Airports District Office, (847) 294–7354. Public Agency: City of Laredo, Texas. Application Number: 09–03–C–00– Lrd. Application Type: Impose And Use A Pfc. PFC Level: $4.50. Total PFC Revenue Approved in this Decision: $7,852,765. Earliest Charge Effective Date: January 1, 2013. Estimated Charge Expiration Date: June 1, 2022. Class of Air Carriers Not Required to Collect PFC’s: None. Brief Description of Projects Approved for Collection and Use: Planning studies. Rehabilitate pavement. Acquire land. Aircraft rescue and firefighting improvements. Construct fuel farm. Acquire airfield equipment. Enhance security. Improve terminal. PFC audit fees. Brief Description of Disapproved Project: Lighting fixtures for new employee parking lot. Determination: This project is not PFC eligible in accordance with § 158.15(b). Decision Date: January 21, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Guillermo Villalobos, Texas Airport Development Office, (817) 222–5657. AMENDMENTS TO PFC APPROVALS Amendment approved date Amendment No., city, state 08–05–C–01–UNV, State College, PA ................................ 93–01–C–01–IWD, Ironwood, MI ........................................ 07–02–C–01–IWD, Ironwood, MI ........................................ 05–09–C–06–CVG, Covington, KY ..................................... 01–04–C–02–GJT, Grand Junction, CO ............................. 03–10–C–01–MDW, Chicago, IL ......................................... 05–03–C–01–BZN, Belgrade, MT ....................................... 03–03–C–02–ABY, Albany, GA ........................................... 97–02–C–02–CHA, Chattanooga, TN ................................. 02–07–C–04–MKE, Milwaukee, WI ..................................... 03–09–U–03–MKE, Milwaukee, WI ..................................... 06–13–C–02–MKE, Milwaukee, WI ..................................... *92–01–1–03–ITH, Ithaca, NY ............................................. 94–02–C–03–ITH, Ithaca, NY .............................................. 00–04–C–02–TUL, Tulsa, OK ............................................. 03–05–C–01–ATW, Appleton, WI ........................................ The amendment denoted by an asterisk (*) includes a change to the PFC level charged from $3.00 per enplaned passenger to $4.50 per enplaned passenger. For Ithaca, NY, this change is effective on March 1, 2009. Issued in Washington, DC on February 12, 2009. Joe Hebert, Manager, Financial Analysis and Passenger Facility Charge Branch. [FR Doc. E9–3826 Filed 2–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M Original approved net PFC revenue 12/24/08 01/05/09 01/05/09 01/08/09 01/12/09 01/13/08 01/13/09 01/14/09 01/14/09 01/14/09 01/14/09 01/14/09 01/15/09 01/15/09 01/15/09 01/23/09 $4,139,384 74,690 133,060 41,388,000 1,730,000 1,550,000 2,891,180 512,749 150,000 38,807,888 NA 51,947,402 6,332,880 539,732 17,900,000 318,170 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2009–0020] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for New Information Collection; Truck Congestion Information Assessment AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval for a new information collection, which is summarized below VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:56 Feb 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Amended approved net PFC revenue Original estimated charge exp. date Amended estimated charge exp. date $4,338,028 90,531 128,549 38,846,000 1,683,922 0 2,115,410 457,111 103,900 35,786,991 NA 51,853,683 6,332,880 539,732 17,900,000 318,410 12/01/13 10/01/06 02/01/17 08/01/11 07/01/07 02/01/40 02/01/10 02/01/08 02/01/05 03/01/17 03/01/17 06/01/24 01/01/99 10/01/13 07/01/04 10/01/08 12/01/14 10/01/06 02/01/26 06/01/11 09/01/06 09/01/38 03/01/09 02/01/08 02/01/05 02/01/16 02/01/16 09/01/19 01/01/15 05/01/16 05/01/04 09/01/08 under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION . We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by April 27, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number FHWA–2009–0020 by any of the following methods: Web Site: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 37 / Thursday, February 26, 2009 / Notices W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Jones, 202–366–5053, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, Office of Highway Policy Information, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Truck Congestion Information Assessment. Background: The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) ability to assess congestion is critical for our national leadership role. Highway traffic congestion causes an estimated 3.5 billion hours of delays per year in 75 of the largest metropolitan areas. The volume of freight, the mix of goods, and the way they are moved has changed dramatically and highway system improvements have not kept pace with the growth and demand for freight transportation, resulting in congestion on our Nation’s highways and straining other freight modes as well. The purpose of this research is to collect highway congestion information to assess highway system performance and validate findings of the report on bottlenecks produced from Speed, Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) and Freight Analysis Framework (FAF) data. The selected service provider will establish, promote, collect and analyze data from a developed system to provide easy access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing the roadway user a convenient way to report areas of heavy congestion and bottleneck conditions at any point in time encountered nationally on the highway system. Roadside users can report information by using an automated phone system or the internet. The information from the user will be date, time, state, and highway route number, direction of travel, mile marker and weather condition. The reporting from the roadside user is voluntary. Respondents: Approximately 1200 Interstate roadway users daily, with the majority being truck drivers. Frequency: Every day for 3 years. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Each response will be approximately 1 minute. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:56 Feb 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Approximately 4,380 hours in the first year, 7,665 the second year, and 9,855 the third year. Totaling 21,900 hours. 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 burden could be minimized, including the 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. Issued on: February 20, 2009. James R. Kabel, Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division. [FR Doc. E9–4097 Filed 2–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [U.S. DOT Docket No. FHWA–2008–0183] FHWA Laboratory and Field Research; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration, DOT. ACTION: Request for comments. SUMMARY: The FHWA invites the public to comment on our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a new information collection. This collection is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by April 27, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket ID Number FHWA– 2008–0183 by any of the following methods: Web Site: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8839 Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Granda, PhD, Team Leader, Human Centered Systems, Office of Safety Research and Development, HRDS–07, Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, Federal Highway Administration, 6300 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101, tel. 202–493–3365 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, or Paul J. Tremont, PhD, (same address) at 202–493–3338. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FHWA Laboratory and Field Research. Background: The FHWA invites public comments on our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a total of 30 laboratory/field research studies that will include collections of information from the general public. These studies will be conducted over a period not to exceed three years with a total burden of approximately 5250 hours and an annual burden of approximately 1750 hours. These collections are integral to the performance of various analytical, field, and laboratory human factors research projects that FHWA plans to conduct in support of its mission of improving safety and increasing mobility on our Nation’s highways through National Leadership, Innovation, and Program Delivery. The laboratory and field research FHWA conducts often involves observations of driver behavior. In the field, these studies are usually completely non-intrusive. However, some field and laboratory research studies require that interview data be collected from individual persons. For example, if drivers are participating in a research study on a novel intersection, interview data might be acquired from a subset of drivers to determine what they observed while driving or how they made their decisions. In these cases the interview will be brief (10–15 minutes). Similar interview data may be acquired when studies are conducted in a laboratory setting. This planned approval request does NOT include work subsumed under E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2009-0020]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments 
for New Information Collection; Truck Congestion Information Assessment

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 a new 
information collection, which is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION . We are required to publish this notice in the Federal 
Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Please submit comments by April 27, 2009.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number 
FHWA-2009-0020 by any of the following methods:
    Web Site: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://
www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
    Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room

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W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Jones, 202-366-5053, Federal 
Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, Office of Highway 
Policy Information, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. 
Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Truck Congestion Information Assessment.
    Background: The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) ability to 
assess congestion is critical for our national leadership role. Highway 
traffic congestion causes an estimated 3.5 billion hours of delays per 
year in 75 of the largest metropolitan areas.
    The volume of freight, the mix of goods, and the way they are moved 
has changed dramatically and highway system improvements have not kept 
pace with the growth and demand for freight transportation, resulting 
in congestion on our Nation's highways and straining other freight 
modes as well.
    The purpose of this research is to collect highway congestion 
information to assess highway system performance and validate findings 
of the report on bottlenecks produced from Speed, Highway Performance 
Monitoring System (HPMS) and Freight Analysis Framework (FAF) data.
    The selected service provider will establish, promote, collect and 
analyze data from a developed system to provide easy access 24 hours a 
day, 7 days a week allowing the roadway user a convenient way to report 
areas of heavy congestion and bottleneck conditions at any point in 
time encountered nationally on the highway system. Roadside users can 
report information by using an automated phone system or the internet. 
The information from the user will be date, time, state, and highway 
route number, direction of travel, mile marker and weather condition. 
The reporting from the roadside user is voluntary.
    Respondents: Approximately 1200 Interstate roadway users daily, 
with the majority being truck drivers.
    Frequency: Every day for 3 years.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: Each response will be 
approximately 1 minute.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Approximately 4,380 hours in 
the first year, 7,665 the second year, and 9,855 the third year. 
Totaling 21,900 hours.
    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 burden could be minimized, including the 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.

    Issued on: February 20, 2009.
James R. Kabel,
Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division.
[FR Doc. E9-4097 Filed 2-25-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-22-P