Notice of Request for the Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 19114-19115 [E9-9469]

Download as PDF 19114 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 79 / Monday, April 27, 2009 / Notices Interested parties are invited to send comments regarding any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) The necessity and utility of the information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the FTA; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways to minimize the collection burden without reducing the quality of the collected information. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 49 CFR Part 611 Major Capital Investment Projects (OMB Number: 2132–0561) Background: On August 10, 2005, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) was enacted. Sections 3011(d)(5) and 3011(e)(6) of SAFETEA–LU require FTA to issue regulations on the manner in which candidate projects for major capital investment grants for new fixed guideway systems, extensions to existing fixed guideway systems, or significant corridor based bus investments (‘‘New Starts,’’ ‘‘Small Starts,’’ respectively) will be evaluated and rated for purposes of the FTA Capital Investment Grants program for New and Small Starts under 49 U.S.C. Section 5309. An Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) for this regulation was issued on January 30, 2006, (71 FR 22841). A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) was issued on August 3, 2007, (72 FR 43328). The NPRM was withdrawn on February 17, 2009, due to an intervening statutory change resulting from the passage of the SAFETEA–LU Technical Corrections Act in June 2008. FTA has a longstanding requirement to evaluate proposed projects against a prescribed set of statutory criteria. The Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987 (STURAA) established in law a set of criteria that proposed projects had to meet in order to be eligible for federal funding. The requirement for summary project ratings has been in place since 1998. Thus, the requirements for project evaluation and data collection for New Starts projects are not new, nor have they changed extensively since their inception. One addition included in SAFETEA–LU is the Small Starts program. The Small Starts program enables projects with a lesser total capital cost and smaller requested share of New Starts funds to progress through VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:55 Apr 24, 2009 Jkt 217001 a simplified and streamlined project evaluation and data collection process. In general, though, the information used by FTA for New and Small Starts project evaluation and rating purposes should arise as a part of the normal planning process. FTA has been collecting project evaluation information from project sponsors under the existing OMB approval for this program (OMB No. 2132–0561). However, due to modifications in project evaluation criteria for the New Starts program and the addition of the Small Starts program, it became apparent that some information required might be beyond the scope of ordinary planning activities. SAFETEA–LU creates additional requirements for before-and-after data collection for purposes of Government Performance and Results Act reporting as a condition of obtaining a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) or a Project Construction Grant Agreement (PCGA). Respondents: State and local government. Estimated Annual Burden on Respondents: Approximately 217.7 hours for each of the 178 respondents. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 38,760 hours. Frequency: Annual. Issued: April 21, 2009. Ann M. Linnertz, Associate Administrator for Administration. [FR Doc. E9–9471 Filed 4–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [FTA Docket No. FTA–2009–0022] Notice of Request for the Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend the following currently approved information collection: Transit Investments in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Program. DATES: Comments must be submitted before June 26, 2009. ADDRESSES: To ensure that your comments are not entered more than PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 once into the docket, submit comments identified by the docket number by only one of the following methods: 1. Web site: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the U.S. Government electronic docket site. (Note: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) electronic docket is no longer accepting electronic comments.) All electronic submissions must be made to the U.S. Government electronic docket site at http:// www.regulations.gov. Commenters should follow the directions below for mailed and hand-delivered comments. 2. Fax: 202–366–7951. 3. Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Docket Operations, M–30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. 4. Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Docket Operations, M–30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: You must include the agency name and docket number for this notice at the beginning of your comments. Submit two copies of your comments if you submit them by mail. For confirmation that FTA has received your comments, include a selfaddressed stamped postcard. Note that all comments received, including any personal information, will be posted and will be available to Internet users, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov. You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477), or you may visit http://www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents and comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov at any time. Background documents and comments received may also be viewed at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Docket Operations, M–30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Walter Kulyk, Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation, (202) 366–4995, or e-mail at: Walter.Kulyk@dot.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested parties are invited to send comments regarding any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) The necessity E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 79 / Monday, April 27, 2009 / Notices pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES and utility of the information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the FTA; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways to minimize the collection burden without reducing the quality of the collected information. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. Title: Transit Investments in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Program (OMB Number: 2132–0566). Background: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) established the Transit Investments in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) Program. This program is a new $100,000,000 discretionary grant program to support public transit agencies in making capital investments that will assist in reducing the energy consumption or greenhouse gas emissions of their public transportation systems. The information collected is submitted as part of the application for grants used to determine eligibility of applicants and project selection. Collection of project management information also provides documentation that the applicants and recipients are meeting program objectives and are complying with FTA Circular 5010.1D Grant Management Requirements and other Federal requirements. To meet the requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, FTA requested an emergency approval from OMB for the Transit Investments in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Program. OMB approved FTA’s emergency request for approval on March 10, 2009. The OMB Control Number is 2132–0566. FTA published a Federal Register notice for Solicitation of Comments and Notice of Availability of Fiscal Year 2009 Funding for Transit Investments in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Grants on March 24, 2009. Respondents: State and local government agencies. Estimated Annual Burden on Respondents: Approximately 89 hours for each of the 360 respondents. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 32,080 hours. Frequency: Annual. Issued April 21, 2009. Ann M. Linnertz, Associate Administrator for Administration. [FR Doc. E9–9469 Filed 4–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:55 Apr 24, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration FTA Supplemental Fiscal Year 2009 Apportionments and Allocations AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Division I of the ‘‘Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009’’ (Pub. L. 111– 8), signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 11, 2009, made funds available for all of the surface transportation programs of the Department of Transportation (DOT) for the Fiscal Year (FY) ending September 30, 2009. This notice supplements the December 18, 2008 Federal Register notice. The notice apportions formula funds made available under the Omnibus Appropriations Act and allocates FY 2009 funds to congressionally designated projects that were contained in the accompanying committee report and the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU). The notice does not include any extensions of previously lapsed earmarks. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will address allocations of lapsed and/or unallocated resources subsequent to this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information about this notice contact Henrika Buchanan-Smith, Office of Program Management, at (202) 366– 2053. Please contact the appropriate FTA regional or metropolitan office for any specific requests for information or technical assistance. Appendix A at the end of this notice includes contact information for FTA regional and metropolitan offices. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Overview II. FTA Programs Funding III. FY 2009 FTA Program Initiatives and Changes IV. FTA Programs A. Metropolitan Planning Program (49 U.S.C. 5305(d)) B. State Planning and Research Program (49 U.S.C. 5305(e)) C. Urbanized Area Formula Program (49 U.S.C. 5307) D. Clean Fuels Formula Program (49 U.S.C. 5308) E. Capital Investment Program (49 U.S.C. 5309)—Fixed Guideway Modernization F. Capital Investment Program (49 U.S.C. 5309)—Bus and Bus-Related Facilities G. Capital Investment Program (49 U.S.C. 5309)—New and Small Starts PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19115 H. Special Needs of Elderly Individuals and Individuals With Disabilities Program (49 U.S.C. 5310) I. Nonurbanized Area Formula Program (49 U.S.C. 5311) J. Rural Transportation Assistance Program (49 U.S.C. 5311(b)(3)) K. Public Transportation on Indian Reservation Program (49 U.S.C. 5311(c)(1)) L. National Research Program (49 U.S.C. 5314) M. Job Access and Reverse Commute Program (49 U.S.C. 5316) N. New Freedom Program (49 U.S.C. 5317) O. Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program (49 U.S.C. 5320) P. Alternatives Analysis Program (49 U.S.C. 5339) Q. Growing States and High Density States Formula (49 U.S.C. 5340) R. Over-the-Road Bus Accessibility Program (49 U.S.C. 5310 Note) Tables 1. FTA Revised FY 2009 Appropriations and Apportionments for Grant Programs 2. FTA Revised FY 2009 Metropolitan Planning Program and Statewide Planning and Research Program Apportionments 3. FTA Revised FY 2009 Section 5307 and Section 5340 Urbanized Area Apportionments 4. FTA FY 2009 Section 5307 Apportionment Formula 5. FTA Revised FY 2009 Formula Programs Apportionments Data Unit Values 5–A. FTA Urbanized Areas 200,000 or More in Population Eligible to Use Section 5307 Funds for Operating Assistance 6. FTA Revised FY 2009 Small Transit Intensive Cities Performance Data and Apportionments 7–A. FTA FY 2009 Section 5308 Clean Fuels Allocations 8. FTA Revised FY 2009 Section 5309 Fixed Guideway Modernization Apportionments 9. FTA FY 2009 Fixed Guideway Modernization Program Apportionment Formula 10–A. FTA FY 2009 Section 5309 Bus And Bus-Related Facilities Allocations 10–B. FTA Reprogrammed Section 5309 Bus And Bus-Related Facilities Allocations 11. FTA Revised FY 2009 Section 5309 New Starts Allocations 12–A. FTA Reprogrammed Section 5309 New Starts Allocations 13. FTA Revised FY 2009 Special Needs for Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities Apportionments 14. FTA Revised FY 2009 Section 5311 and Section 5340 Nonurbanized Area Formula Apportionments, and Rural Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) Allocations 16. FTA Revised FY 2009 Section 5316 Job Access And Reverse Commute (JARC) Apportionments 18. FTA Revised FY 2009 Section 5317 New Freedom Apportionments 19–A. FTA FY 2009 Section 5339 Alternative Analysis Allocations 20. FTA FY 2009 National Research Programs Allocations Appendix A E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration

[FTA Docket No. FTA-2009-0022]


Notice of Request for the Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration 
(FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend 
the following currently approved information collection: Transit 
Investments in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Program.

DATES: Comments must be submitted before June 26, 2009.

ADDRESSES: To ensure that your comments are not entered more than once 
into the docket, submit comments identified by the docket number by 
only one of the following methods:
    1. Web site: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions 
for submitting comments on the U.S. Government electronic docket site. 
(Note: The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT's) electronic 
docket is no longer accepting electronic comments.) All electronic 
submissions must be made to the U.S. Government electronic docket site 
at http://www.regulations.gov. Commenters should follow the directions 
below for mailed and hand-delivered comments.
    2. Fax: 202-366-7951.
    3. Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, 
SE., Docket Operations, M-30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-
140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    4. Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Docket Operations, M-30, West Building, Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001 between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

Instructions: You must include the agency name and docket number for 
this notice at the beginning of your comments. Submit two copies of 
your comments if you submit them by mail. For confirmation that FTA has 
received your comments, include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Note 
that all comments received, including any personal information, will be 
posted and will be available to Internet users, without change, to 
http://www.regulations.gov. You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act 
Statement in the Federal Register published April 11, 2000, (65 FR 
19477), or you may visit http://www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access 
to the docket to read background documents and comments received, go to 
http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Background documents and 
comments received may also be viewed at the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Docket Operations, M-30, 
West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    Mr. Walter Kulyk, Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation, 
(202) 366-4995, or e-mail at: Walter.Kulyk@dot.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested parties are invited to send 
comments regarding any aspect of this information collection, 
including: (1) The necessity

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and utility of the information collection for the proper performance of 
the functions of the FTA; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the collected 
information; and (4) ways to minimize the collection burden without 
reducing the quality of the collected information. Comments submitted 
in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the 
request for OMB approval of this information collection.
    Title: Transit Investments in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction 
Program (OMB Number: 2132-0566).
    Background: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 
(ARRA) established the Transit Investments in Greenhouse Gas and Energy 
Reduction (TIGGER) Program. This program is a new $100,000,000 
discretionary grant program to support public transit agencies in 
making capital investments that will assist in reducing the energy 
consumption or greenhouse gas emissions of their public transportation 
systems.
    The information collected is submitted as part of the application 
for grants used to determine eligibility of applicants and project 
selection. Collection of project management information also provides 
documentation that the applicants and recipients are meeting program 
objectives and are complying with FTA Circular 5010.1D Grant Management 
Requirements and other Federal requirements.
    To meet the requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment 
Act, FTA requested an emergency approval from OMB for the Transit 
Investments in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Program. OMB 
approved FTA's emergency request for approval on March 10, 2009. The 
OMB Control Number is 2132-0566. FTA published a Federal Register 
notice for Solicitation of Comments and Notice of Availability of 
Fiscal Year 2009 Funding for Transit Investments in Greenhouse Gas and 
Energy Reduction Grants on March 24, 2009.
    Respondents: State and local government agencies.
    Estimated Annual Burden on Respondents: Approximately 89 hours for 
each of the 360 respondents.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 32,080 hours.
    Frequency: Annual.

    Issued April 21, 2009.
Ann M. Linnertz,
Associate Administrator for Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-9469 Filed 4-24-09; 8:45 am]
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