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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 167 / Monday, August 31, 2009 / Notices cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES transportation, such as FHWA, FTA, FAA, FRA, and MARAD. Please reference additional guidance located http://www.dot.gov/recovery/ost/for specific Section 1512 reporting instructions for recipients of bonding assistance under the DBE ARRA BAP B. Other Reporting: To satisfy the needs for transparency and accountability related to funding appropriated under the ARRA, DBEs may be required to provide additional information not yet specified in this notice to satisfy requests from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Government Accountability Office (GAO, or the DOT Office of Inspector General (IG). DOT/OSDBU will inform the DBEs if and when such additional reports are required. Through its participation in the DBE ARRA BAP, the DBE agrees to provide the additional required information. VII. Technical Assistance Technical assistance pertaining to the DBE ARRA BAP is available from OSDBU headquarters, S–40, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590 1–800–532–1169 or through the regional DOT Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRC). Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRCs): Northeast Region: New York, Headquarters, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont Contact: LaGuardia Community College: Elizabeth Perdomo, Project Director, SBTRC, LaGuardia Community College, 29–10 Thompson Avenue, 9th Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101, Telephone: (718) 482–5941, FAX: (718) 609–2036, E-mail: eperdomo@lagcc.cuny.edu. Mid Atlantic Region: Pennsylvania, Headquarters, Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware, West Virginia Contact: Greater Philadelphia Minority Business Strategic Alliance: Tiffany L. 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Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27411, Ph: (336) 256–2111, Fax: (336) 334–7093, E-mail: gcjones@ncat.edu Southeast Region: Florida, Headquarters, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands Contact: Miami Dade College: Adrianna Clark, Project Director, SBTRC, Miami Dade College, Homestead, 500 College Terrace, Office B230, Homestead, FL 33160, Telephone: (305) 237–5115, Fax (305) 237–5108, E-mail: aclark1@mdc.edu Gulf Region: Texas, Headquarters, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas Contact: Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: Yolanda Tafoya, Diana L. Flores, Project Director, SBTRC, 4622 Maple Ave., #207, Dallas, Texas 75219–1101, Telephone: (214) 523–3432, Fax: (214) 520–1687, E-mail: diana@gdhcc.com Great Lakes Region: Illinois, Headquarters, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin Contact: Hispanic American Construction Industry Association: Jackie Gomez, Project Director, SBTRC, 901 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 205, Chicago, Illinois 60607, Telephone: (312) 666–6070, ext 22, Fax: (312) 666–5692, E-mail: jgomez@haciaworks.org Central Region: Missouri, Headquarters, Colorado, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming Contact: University of Missouri— Columbia: Rhonda K. Wilson, Project Director, SBTRC, W1026 Lafferre Hall 400 South 6th Street, Columbia, Missouri 65211, Phone: (816) 294–9803, Fax: (573) 882–9931 E-mail: wilsonrh@missouri.edu Southwest Region: California, Headquarters, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Hawaii Contact: U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce: Carrolyn Kubota, Project Director, SBTRC, 275 5th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, Phone: (415) 348–6262, Toll Free: 1–866–928–6289 x9, Fax: (415) 541–8589, E-mail: carrolyn@uspaacc.com Northwest Region: PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44899 Washington, Headquarters, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana Contact: Economic Development Council of Snohomish County: Lily Keeffe, Project Director, SBTRC, 728 134th St., SW., Ste 128, Everett, WA 98204, Telephone: (206) 718– 7250, Fax (425) 745–5563, E-mail: lkeeffe@snoedc.org Issued in Washington, DC, on August 25, 2009. Brandon Neal, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. [FR Doc. E9–20919 Filed 8–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [FTA Docket No. 2009–0042] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. SUMMARY: The Federal Transit Administration invites public comment about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval to reinstate the following information collections: (1) Bus Testing Program. (2) Transit Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment Projects. The information collections involve our Bus Testing and Transit Research Programs. The information to be collected for the Bus Testing Program is necessary to ensure that buses have been tested at the Bus Testing Center for maintainability, reliability, safety, performance, structural integrity, fuel economy, emissions and noise. The information to be collected for Transit Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment Projects is necessary to determine eligibility of applicants and ensure mass transportation service at a minimum cost. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Federal Register with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments was published on June 1, 2009. DATES: Comments must be submitted before September 30, 2009. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sylvia L. Marion, Office of E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES 44900 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 167 / Monday, August 31, 2009 / Notices Administration, Office of Management Planning, (202) 366–6680. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Bus Testing Program. Abstract: 49 U.S.C. 5323(c) provides that no federal funds that are 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. 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 maintains the Center, and establishes and collects fees for the testing of the vehicles at the facility. A test report is given to the manufacturer of the new bus model after the vehicle has been tested at the Center. The bus manufacturer certifies to an FTA grantee that the bus the grantee is purchasing has been tested at the Center. Also, grantees who are considering the purchase of 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. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 404 hours. Title: 49 U.S.C. 5312(a) Transit Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment Projects. Abstract: 49 U.S.C. 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:57 Aug 28, 2009 Jkt 217001 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. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 11,240 hours. ADDRESSES: All written comments must refer to the docket number that appears at the top of this document and be submitted to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: FTA Desk Officer. 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: August 26, 2009. Ann M. Linnertz, Associate Administrator for Administration. [FR Doc. E9–20982 Filed 8–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee Meeting on Transport Airplane and Engine Issues AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: This notice announces a public meeting of the FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) to discuss transport airplane and engine (TAE) issues. DATES: The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 23, 2009, starting at 9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Arrange for oral presentation by September 16, 2009. ADDRESSES: The Boeing Company, 1200 Wilson Boulevard, Room 234, Arlington, Virginia 22209. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ralen Gao, Office of Rulemaking, ARM– PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 209, FAA, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591, Telephone (202) 267–3168 FAX (202) 267–5075, or e-mail at relan.gao@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463; 5 U.S.C. app. III), notice is given of an ARAC meeting to be held September 23, 2009. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: • Opening Remarks, Review Agenda and Minutes; • FAA Report; • Airplane-level Safety Analysis WG Report; • Task 4 Status • EXCOM Report; • Transport Canada Report; • Airworthiness Assurance HWG Report; • Ice Protection HWG Report; • Avionics HWG Report; • Any Other Business; • Action Item Review. Attendance is open to the public, but will be limited to the availability to meeting room space. Please confirm your attendance with the person listed in the For Further Information Contact section no later than September 16, 2009. Please provide the following information. Full legal name, country of citizenship, and name of your industry association, or applicable affiliation. If you are attending as a public citizen, please indicate so. For persons participating by telephone, Please Contact Ralen Gao by e-mail or phone for the teleconference call-in number and passcode. Anyone calling from outside the Arlington VA, metropolitan area will be responsible for paying long-distance charges. The public must make arrangements by September 16, 2009, to present oral statements by the meeting. Written statements may be presented by the ARAC at any time by providing 25 copies to the person listed in the For Further Information Contact section or by providing copies at the meeting. Copies of the documents to be presented to ARAC may be made available by contacting the person listed in the For Further Information Contact section. If you need assistance or require an reasonable accommodation for the meeting or meeting documents, please contact the person listed in the For Further Information Contact section. Sign and oral interpretation, as well as a listening device, can be made available if requested 10 calendar days before the meeting. E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration

[FTA Docket No. 2009-0042]


Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Transit Administration invites public comment 
about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's 
(OMB) approval to reinstate the following information collections:
    (1) Bus Testing Program.
    (2) Transit Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment 
Projects.
    The information collections involve our Bus Testing and Transit 
Research Programs. The information to be collected for the Bus Testing 
Program is necessary to ensure that buses have been tested at the Bus 
Testing Center for maintainability, reliability, safety, performance, 
structural integrity, fuel economy, emissions and noise. The 
information to be collected for Transit Research, Development, 
Demonstration and Deployment Projects is necessary to determine 
eligibility of applicants and ensure mass transportation service at a 
minimum cost. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal 
Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Federal Register 
with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments was published on June 
1, 2009.

DATES: Comments must be submitted before September 30, 2009. A comment 
to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of 
publication.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sylvia L. Marion, Office of

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Administration, Office of Management Planning, (202) 366-6680.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Bus Testing Program.
    Abstract: 49 U.S.C. 5323(c) provides that no federal funds that are 
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. 
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 maintains the Center, 
and establishes and collects fees for the testing of the vehicles at 
the facility. A test report is given to the manufacturer of the new bus 
model after the vehicle has been tested at the Center. The bus 
manufacturer certifies to an FTA grantee that the bus the grantee is 
purchasing has been tested at the Center. Also, grantees who are 
considering the purchase of 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.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 404 hours.
    Title: 49 U.S.C. 5312(a) Transit Research, Development, 
Demonstration and Deployment Projects.
    Abstract: 49 U.S.C. 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.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 11,240 hours.
ADDRESSES: All written comments must refer to the docket number that 
appears at the top of this document and be submitted to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: FTA Desk 
Officer.
    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: August 26, 2009.
Ann M. Linnertz,
Associate Administrator for Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-20982 Filed 8-28-09; 8:45 am]
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