Notice of Request for Reinstatement of Information Collections, 26269-26270 [E9-12605]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 103 / Monday, June 1, 2009 / Notices Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from date of approval by the Office of Management and Budget. Summary of Collection of Information: This collection of information is used to gather information regarding the location of U.S.-flag vessels and certain other U.S. citizen-owned vessels for the purpose of search and rescue in the saving of lives at sea and for the marshalling of ships for national defense and safety purposes. Need and Use of the Information: The collection of information is necessary for maintaining a current plot of U.S.flag and U.S.-owned vessels. Description of Respondents: U.S.-flag and U.S. citizen-owned vessels. Annual Responses: 29,280 responses. Annual Burden: 2,050 hours. Comments: Comments should refer to the docket number that appears at the top of this document. Written comments may be submitted to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Comments also may be submitted by electronic means via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp. Specifically address whether this information collection is necessary for proper performance of the functions of the agency and will have practical utility, accuracy of the burden estimates, ways to minimize this burden, and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. All comments received will be available for examination at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT (or EST), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. An electronic version of this document is available on the World Wide Web at http:// www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp. 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 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78) or you may visit http://www.regulations.gov/ search/index.jsp. Authority: 49 CFR 1.66. Dated: May 18, 2009. By order of the Maritime Administrator. Christine Gurland, Acting Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. E9–12608 Filed 5–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:29 May 29, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [FTA Docket No. 2009–0029] Notice of Request for Reinstatement of Information Collections 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 approve the reinstatement of the following information collections: (1) Bus Testing Program (2) Transit Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment Projects DATES: Comments must be submitted before July 31, 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: 202–493–2251. 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:// PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26269 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 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. Marcel Belanger, FTA Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation, (202) 366–0725, or e-mail: marcel.belanger@dot.gov (for the Bus Testing Program). —Mr. Bruce Robinson, FTA Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation, (202) 366–4052, or e-mail: bruce.robinson@dot.gov (for Transit Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment Projects). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. Title: Bus Testing Program (OMB Number: 2132–0550) Background: 49 U.S.C. Section 5323(c) provides that no federal funds appropriated or made available after September 30, 1989, may be obligated or expended for the acquisition of a new bus model (including any model using alternative fuels) unless the bus has been tested at the Bus Testing Center (Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania. 49 U.S.C. Section 5318(a) further specifies that each new bus model is to be tested for maintainability, reliability, safety, performance (including braking performance), structural integrity, fuel economy, emissions and noise. The operator of the Bus Testing Center, the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute (LTI), has entered into a cooperative agreement with FTA. LTI operates and E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1 26270 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 103 / Monday, June 1, 2009 / Notices maintains the Center and establishes and collects fees for the testing of the vehicles at the facility. Upon completion of the testing of the vehicles at the Center, a test report is provided to the manufacturer of the new bus model. The bus manufacturer certifies to an FTA grantee that the bus the grantee is purchasing has been tested at the Center. Also, grantees that are planning to purchase a bus use this report to assist them in making their purchasing decisions. LTI maintains a reference file for all the test reports which are made available to the public. Respondents: Bus Manufacturers. Estimated Annual Burden on Respondents: 30 testing determinations at 3 hours each; 18 tests at 3 hours each and 520 requirements at 0.5 hours each. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 404 hours. Frequency: Annual. Title: 49 U.S.C. Section 5312(a) Transit Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment Projects. Background: 49 U.S.C. Section 5312(a) authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to make grants or contracts for research, development, demonstration and deployment projects and evaluation of technology of national significance to public transportation that the Secretary determines will improve mass transportation service or help transportation service meet the total urban transportation needs at a minimum cost. In carrying out the provisions of this section, the Secretary is also authorized to request and receive appropriate information from any source. As an example, FTA’s United We Ride Program is funded under the Transit Research Program. Research for the United We Ride Program is being conducted to gather information on how the objectives of Executive Order 13330 on Human Services Transportation Coordination are being achieved. The information collected is submitted as part of the application for grants and cooperative agreements and is used to determine eligibility of applicants. Collection of this information also provides documentation that the applicants and recipients are meeting program objectives and are complying with FTA Circular 6100.1B and other federal requirements. Respondents: FTA grant recipients. Estimated Annual Burden on Respondents: 56.2 hours for each of the 200 respondents. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 11,240 hours. Frequency: Annual. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:29 May 29, 2009 Jkt 217001 Issued: May 26, 2009. Ann M. Linnertz, Associate Administrator for Administration. [FR Doc. E9–12605 Filed 5–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Buy America Waiver Notification AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice provides information regarding the FHWA’s finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of a foreign Three-Ton Chain Hoist in the Federalaid construction project for the Hood Canal Bridge BR–0104 (25) retrofit and replacement in Washington. DATES: The effective date of the waiver is June 2, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, please contact Mr. Gerald Yakowenko, FHWA Office of Program Administration, (202) 366–1562, or via e-mail at gerald.yakowenko@dot.gov. For legal questions, please contact Mr. Michael Harkins, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366–4928, or via e-mail at michael.harkins@dot.gov. Office hours for the FHWA are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from the Federal Register’s home page at: http:// www.archives.gov and the Government Printing Office’s database at: http:// www.access.gpo.gov/nara. Background The FHWA’s Buy America policy in 23 CFR 635.410 requires a domestic manufacturing process for any steel or iron products (including protective coatings) that are permanently incorporated in a Federal-aid construction project. The regulation also provides for a waiver of the Buy America requirements when the application of such requirements would be inconsistent with the public interest or when satisfactory quality domestic steel and iron products are not sufficiently available. This notice provides information regarding the FHWA’s finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the Three-Ton PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Chain Hoist for the Hood Canal Bridge retrofit and replacement in Washington. In accordance with Division I, section 126 of the ‘‘Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009’’ (Pub. L. 111–8), the FHWA published a notice of intent to issue a waiver on its Web site for the Three-Ton Chain Hoist (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ construction/contracts/ waivers.cfm?id=32) on April 16. The FHWA received no comments in response to this notice, which suggested that the Three-Ton Chain Hoist may not be available domestically. During the 15-day comment period, the FHWA conducted an additional nationwide review to locate potential domestic manufacturers for the Three-Ton Chain Hoist. Based on all the information available to the agency, the FHWA concludes that there are no domestic manufacturers for the Three-Ton Chain Hoist. Thus, the FHWA concludes that a Buy America waiver is appropriate as provided by 23 CFR 635.410(c)(1). In accordance with the provisions of section 117 of the SAFETEA–LU Technical Corrections Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–244, 122 Stat. 1572), the FHWA is providing this notice as its finding that a waiver of Buy America requirements is appropriate. The FHWA invites public comment on this finding for an additional 15 days following the effective date of the finding. Comments may be submitted to the FHWA’s Web site via the link provided to the Washington waiver page noted above. Authority: 23 U.S.C. 313; Pub. L. 110–161, 23 CFR 635.410. Issued on: May 15, 2009. King W. Gee, Associate Administrator for Infrastructure. [FR Doc. E9–12637 Filed 5–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Delays in Processing of Special Permits Applications AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: List of applications delayed more than 180 days. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 103 (Monday, June 1, 2009)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration

[FTA Docket No. 2009-0029]


Notice of Request for Reinstatement of Information Collections

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 approve 
the reinstatement of the following information collections:
    (1) Bus Testing Program
    (2) Transit Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment 
Projects

DATES: Comments must be submitted before July 31, 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: 202-493-2251.
    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 
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. Marcel Belanger, FTA Office of Research, Demonstration and 
Innovation, (202) 366-0725, or e-mail: marcel.belanger@dot.gov (for the 
Bus Testing Program).
    --Mr. Bruce Robinson, FTA Office of Research, Demonstration and 
Innovation, (202) 366-4052, or e-mail: bruce.robinson@dot.gov (for 
Transit Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment Projects).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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.
    Title: Bus Testing Program (OMB Number: 2132-0550)
    Background: 49 U.S.C. Section 5323(c) provides that no federal 
funds appropriated or made available after September 30, 1989, may be 
obligated or expended for the acquisition of a new bus model (including 
any model using alternative fuels) unless the bus has been tested at 
the Bus Testing Center (Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania. 49 U.S.C. 
Section 5318(a) further specifies that each new bus model is to be 
tested for maintainability, reliability, safety, performance (including 
braking performance), structural integrity, fuel economy, emissions and 
noise.
    The operator of the Bus Testing Center, the Thomas D. Larson 
Pennsylvania Transportation Institute (LTI), has entered into a 
cooperative agreement with FTA. LTI operates and

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maintains the Center and establishes and collects fees for the testing 
of the vehicles at the facility. Upon completion of the testing of the 
vehicles at the Center, a test report is provided to the manufacturer 
of the new bus model. The bus manufacturer certifies to an FTA grantee 
that the bus the grantee is purchasing has been tested at the Center. 
Also, grantees that are planning to purchase a bus use this report to 
assist them in making their purchasing decisions. LTI maintains a 
reference file for all the test reports which are made available to the 
public.
    Respondents: Bus Manufacturers.
    Estimated Annual Burden on Respondents: 30 testing determinations 
at 3 hours each; 18 tests at 3 hours each and 520 requirements at 0.5 
hours each.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 404 hours.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Title: 49 U.S.C. Section 5312(a) Transit Research, Development, 
Demonstration and Deployment Projects.
    Background: 49 U.S.C. Section 5312(a) authorizes the Secretary of 
Transportation to make grants or contracts for research, development, 
demonstration and deployment projects and evaluation of technology of 
national significance to public transportation that the Secretary 
determines will improve mass transportation service or help 
transportation service meet the total urban transportation needs at a 
minimum cost. In carrying out the provisions of this section, the 
Secretary is also authorized to request and receive appropriate 
information from any source. As an example, FTA's United We Ride 
Program is funded under the Transit Research Program. Research for the 
United We Ride Program is being conducted to gather information on how 
the objectives of Executive Order 13330 on Human Services 
Transportation Coordination are being achieved.
    The information collected is submitted as part of the application 
for grants and cooperative agreements and is used to determine 
eligibility of applicants. Collection of this information also provides 
documentation that the applicants and recipients are meeting program 
objectives and are complying with FTA Circular 6100.1B and other 
federal requirements.
    Respondents: FTA grant recipients.
    Estimated Annual Burden on Respondents: 56.2 hours for each of the 
200 respondents.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 11,240 hours.
    Frequency: Annual.

    Issued: May 26, 2009.
Ann M. Linnertz,
Associate Administrator for Administration.
 [FR Doc. E9-12605 Filed 5-29-09; 8:45 am]
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