Notice and Request for Comments, 56911-56912 [E9-26445]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 3, 2009 / Notices are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by January 4, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number FHWA–2009–0115, 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. 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: Mr. Raj Ailaney, Office of Bridge Technology, HIBT–1, (202) 366–6749, Fax (202) 366–3077, or e-mail Raj.Ailaney@dot.gov. For legal questions, please contact Mr. Robert Black, Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366–1359, robert.black@dot.gov; Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, Room E84–461, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Innovative Bridge Research and Deployment (IBRD) Program. Background: The Innovative Bridge Research and Deployment (IBRD) program was established by the passage of Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU), Public Law 109– 59 on Aug. 10, 2005. Per Section 5202(b)(1) of SAFETEA–LU, the Secretary shall establish and carry out a program to promote, demonstrate, evaluate, and document the application of innovative designs, materials, and construction methods in the construction, repair, and rehabilitation of bridges and other highway structures. This program was funded by SAFETEA–LU, Section 5101(a)(1) at $13.1 M for each of the fiscal years 2005 through 2009. Of this amount, $4.125 M for fiscal years 2006 through 2009 was directed to conduct research and deploy technologies related to highperformance concrete bridges. The VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:15 Nov 02, 2009 Jkt 220001 actual amount available varied in yearly congressional appropriations. For fiscal year 2008, Congress rescinded the IBRD program. Under the current Continuing Resolution, the IBRD Program is authorized and continued for FY 2010. The IBRD activities include identification and selection of candidate projects from 50 State DOTs, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, which meet one or more goals of the program as established by the Congress. Projects may be selected that meet one or more program goals as follows: A. The development of new, costeffective, innovative highway bridge applications; B. The development of construction techniques to increase safety and reduce construction time and traffic congestion; C. The development of engineering design criteria for innovative products, materials, and structural systems for use in highway bridges and structures; D. The reduction of maintenance costs and life-cycle costs of bridges, including costs of new construction, replacement or rehabilitation of deficient bridges; E. The development of highway bridges and structures that will withstand natural disasters; F. The documentation and wide dissemination of objective evaluations of the performance and benefits of these innovative designs, materials, and construction methods; G. The effective transfer of resulting information and technology; and H. The development of improved methods to detect bridge scour and economical bridge foundation designs that will withstand bridge scour. Additional activities include collection of project information, documentation, promotion and wide dissemination of objective evaluations of the performance and benefits of these innovative designs, materials, and construction methods resulting from the project studies. Respondents: 50 State Departments of Transportation, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Frequency: Annual. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: It is estimated that a total of 100 responses will be received to give us a total annual burden of 100 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 PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56911 (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: October 28, 2009. Tina Campbell, Acting Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division. [FR Doc. E9–26370 Filed 11–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [Docket No. FRA–2009–0001–N–26] Notice and Request for Comments AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirement (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on August 24, 2009 (74 FR 42732). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 3, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Safety, Planning and Evaluation Division, RRS– 21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., 3rd Floor, Mail Stop 25, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6292), or Ms. Nakia Jackson, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., 3rd Floor, Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6073). (These telephone numbers are not toll-free.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law No. 104–13, Section 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised at 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR Part 1320, require Federal agencies to issue E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 56912 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 3, 2009 / Notices two notices seeking public comment on information collection activities before OMB may approve paperwork packages. 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.5, 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.12. On August 24, 2009, FRA published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on this ICR that the agency was seeking OMB approval. 74 FR 42732. FRA received no comments in response to this notice. Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b); 5 CFR 1320.12(d). Federal law requires OMB to approve or disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 60 days after the 30 day notice is published. 44 U.S.C. 3507 (b)-(c); 5 CFR 1320.12(d); see also 60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes that the 30 day notice informs the regulated community to file relevant comments and affords the agency adequate time to digest public comments before it renders a decision. 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. Therefore, respondents should submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication to best ensure having their full effect. 5 CFR 1320.12(c); see also 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. The summary below describes the nature of the information collection requirement (ICR) and the expected burden for the ICR being submitted for clearance by OMB as required by the PRA. Title: ARRA Solicitation of Applications and Notice of Funds Availability for High-Speed Rail Corridors and Intercity Passenger Rail Service—Capital Assistance and Planning Grants Program. OMB Control Number: 2130–0583. Type of Request: Regular Approval of an Emergency Clearance. Affected Public: 50 States and Amtrak. Abstract: On June 23, 2009, FRA published a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) and Interim Guidance for the High-Speed Rail (HSR)/Intercity Passenger Rail (IPR) Grant Program. See 74 FR 29900. The NOFA and Interim Guidance documents and additional information about the HSR/IPR Grant Program are available on FRA’s public Web site at https:// www.fra.dot.gov/us/content/2243. FRA plans on publishing a Final Guidance shortly in the Federal Register, and will also then place the Final Guidance on its Web site. The HSR/IPR Grant Program builds upon President Obama’s ‘‘Vision for High-Speed Rail in America,’’ which was issued on April 16, 2009, and which describes a VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:15 Nov 02, 2009 Jkt 220001 collaborative effort among the Federal Government, States, railroads and other key stakeholder to transform America’s transportation system by investing in an efficient, high-speed passenger rail network of 100 to 600 mile intercity corridors. The Interim/Final Guidance documents detail HSR/IPR Grant Program funding opportunities as well as specific application requirements and procedures. The evaluation and selection criteria are intended to prioritize projects that deliver transportation, economic recovery and other public benefits, including energy independence, environmental quality, and livable communities; ensure project success through effective program management, financial planning and stakeholder commitments; and emphasize a balanced approach to project types, locations, innovation, and timing. The program grant funds are being made available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and the Department of Transportation Appropriations Act of fiscal years 2008 and 2009. ARRA established the HSRIPR Program—a new program that provides $8 billion to support the Administration’s vision for developing high-speed rail in America. Form Number(s): FRA F 6180.132; FRA F 6180.133; FRA F 6180.134; FRA F 6180.135; FRA F 6180.138; FRA F 6180.139; SF–424; SF–424A; SF–424C; SF–424D; SF–LLL. Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 47,450 hours. Addressee: Send comments regarding this information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street, NW., Washington, DC, 20503, Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to OMB at the following address: oira_submissions@omb.eop.gov. Comments are invited on the following: 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. A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 28, 2009. Kimberly Coronel, Director, Office of Financial Management, Federal Railroad Administration. [FR Doc. E9–26445 Filed 11–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35237] City of Davenport, IA—Construction and Operation Exemption—in Scott County, IA AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. ACTION: Change of title to the Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment. SUMMARY: This document contains a change to the title of the Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment served and published in the Federal Register on Monday, October 26, 2009 (74 FR 55085) by the Board’s Section of Environmental Analysis. That notice, published in this docket, was titled ‘‘Eastern Iowa Industrial Center Rail Project—Construction and Operation Exemption—City of Davenport, Iowa.’’ The title should read, ‘‘City of Davenport, IA—Construction and Operation Exemption—in Scott County, IA.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Christa Dean, (202) 245–0299. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at: (800) 877–8339.] On October 26, 2009, the Board served a Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment in this docket. The notice is related to a petition filed on July 21, 2009, by the City of Davenport, IA, seeking an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10901 to construct 1 approximately 2.8 miles of rail line in Scott County, IA. The Board instituted a proceeding in this matter under 49 U.S.C. 10502(b) by decision served October 19, 2009. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Decided: October 28, 2009. 1 In an amendment filed on September 8, 2009, the City clarified that it also seeks operation authority. E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 211 (Tuesday, November 3, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56911-56912]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-26445]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

[Docket No. FRA-2009-0001-N-26]


Notice and Request for Comments

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Requirement (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR 
describes the nature of the information collection and its expected 
burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period 
soliciting comments on the following collection of information was 
published on August 24, 2009 (74 FR 42732).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 3, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Safety, 
Planning and Evaluation Division, RRS-21, Federal Railroad 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., 3rd Floor, Mail Stop 25, 
Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493-6292), or Ms. Nakia Jackson, 
Office of Information Technology, RAD-20, Federal Railroad 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., 3rd Floor, Mail Stop 35, 
Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493-6073). (These telephone 
numbers are not toll-free.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
Public Law No. 104-13, Section 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as 
revised at 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 
CFR Part 1320, require Federal agencies to issue

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two notices seeking public comment on information collection activities 
before OMB may approve paperwork packages. 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 
1320.5, 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.12. On August 24, 2009, FRA published a 60-
day notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on this ICR that 
the agency was seeking OMB approval. 74 FR 42732. FRA received no 
comments in response to this notice.
    Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of 
information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. 44 U.S.C. 
3507(b); 5 CFR 1320.12(d). Federal law requires OMB to approve or 
disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 60 days after the 30 day 
notice is published. 44 U.S.C. 3507 (b)-(c); 5 CFR 1320.12(d); see also 
60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes that the 30 day notice 
informs the regulated community to file relevant comments and affords 
the agency adequate time to digest public comments before it renders a 
decision. 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. Therefore, respondents should 
submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication 
to best ensure having their full effect. 5 CFR 1320.12(c); see also 60 
FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995.
    The summary below describes the nature of the information 
collection requirement (ICR) and the expected burden for the ICR being 
submitted for clearance by OMB as required by the PRA.
    Title: ARRA Solicitation of Applications and Notice of Funds 
Availability for High-Speed Rail Corridors and Intercity Passenger Rail 
Service--Capital Assistance and Planning Grants Program.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0583.
    Type of Request: Regular Approval of an Emergency Clearance.
    Affected Public: 50 States and Amtrak.
    Abstract: On June 23, 2009, FRA published a Notice of Funds 
Availability (NOFA) and Interim Guidance for the High-Speed Rail (HSR)/
Intercity Passenger Rail (IPR) Grant Program. See 74 FR 29900. The NOFA 
and Interim Guidance documents and additional information about the 
HSR/IPR Grant Program are available on FRA's public Web site at https://www.fra.dot.gov/us/content/2243. FRA plans on publishing a Final 
Guidance shortly in the Federal Register, and will also then place the 
Final Guidance on its Web site. The HSR/IPR Grant Program builds upon 
President Obama's ``Vision for High-Speed Rail in America,'' which was 
issued on April 16, 2009, and which describes a collaborative effort 
among the Federal Government, States, railroads and other key 
stakeholder to transform America's transportation system by investing 
in an efficient, high-speed passenger rail network of 100 to 600 mile 
intercity corridors.
    The Interim/Final Guidance documents detail HSR/IPR Grant Program 
funding opportunities as well as specific application requirements and 
procedures. The evaluation and selection criteria are intended to 
prioritize projects that deliver transportation, economic recovery and 
other public benefits, including energy independence, environmental 
quality, and livable communities; ensure project success through 
effective program management, financial planning and stakeholder 
commitments; and emphasize a balanced approach to project types, 
locations, innovation, and timing. The program grant funds are being 
made available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 
(ARRA) and the Department of Transportation Appropriations Act of 
fiscal years 2008 and 2009. ARRA established the HSRIPR Program--a new 
program that provides $8 billion to support the Administration's vision 
for developing high-speed rail in America.
    Form Number(s): FRA F 6180.132; FRA F 6180.133; FRA F 6180.134; FRA 
F 6180.135; FRA F 6180.138; FRA F 6180.139; SF-424; SF-424A; SF-424C; 
SF-424D; SF-LLL.
    Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 47,450 hours.
    Addressee: Send comments regarding this information collection to 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street, NW., Washington, DC, 20503, 
Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to 
OMB at the following address: oira_submissions@omb.eop.gov.
    Comments are invited on the following: 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.
    A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB 
receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3501-3520.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 28, 2009.
Kimberly Coronel,
Director, Office of Financial Management,
    Federal Railroad Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-26445 Filed 11-2-09; 8:45 am]
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