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Download as PDF sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 227 / Friday, November 27, 2009 / Notices Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Jensen, 202–366–2048, Office of Planning, Environment & Realty, HEP– 2, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: National Scenic Byways Program. OMB Control #: 2125–0611. Form #: FHWA–1569, FHWA–1570, FHWA–1577. Background: The National Scenic Byways Program was established under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, and reauthorized in 1998 under the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century. Under the program, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation recognizes certain roads as National Scenic Byways or AllAmerican Roads based on their archaeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. There are 151 such designated byways in 46 states, which the FHWA promotes as the America’s Byways. It is a voluntary, grassroots program that recognizes and supports outstanding roads while providing resources to help manage the intrinsic qualities within the broader byway corridor to be treasured and shared. The vision of the FHWA’s National Scenic Byways Program is to create a distinctive collection of American roads, their stories and treasured places. The program’s mission is to provide resources to the byway community in creating a unique travel experience and enhanced local quality of life through efforts to preserve, protect, interpret, and promote the intrinsic qualities of designated byways. Title 23, Section 162 of the United States Code lays out the statutory structure of the National Scenic Byways Program. This legislation was most recently amended in 2005 upon passage of the Public Law 109–59 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act—A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU). The legislation includes provisions for review and dissemination of grant monies by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Grant applications are solicited on an annual basis. Eligible projects are on State designated byways, VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:08 Nov 25, 2009 Jkt 220001 National Scenic Byways, All-American Roads, or Indian Tribe Scenic Byways. Applications are completed by Federal, State, or local governmental agencies; Tribal Governments; and non-profit organizations. The application information is collected electronically via the online Grant system and is used to determine project eligibility. The legislation also includes information about the nomination of scenic byways to become one of America’s Byways, a collection of distinct and diverse roads designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. America’s Byways include the National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads. Additional information on the National Scenic Byways Program, its grant program, and the nomination process is available at http://www.bywaysonline.org. Grants Respondents: In a typical grants cycle, it is estimated that 400 applications will be received. These applications will be submitted online and reviewed for eligibility through a process involving State Byway or Indian Tribe Scenic Byway Coordinators and FHWA division offices before being submitted to FHWA Headquarters for funding consideration. Respondents include: 50 State Departments of Transportation, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico (Right-of-Way Department), Federal Land Management Agencies, State and local governments, non-profit agencies, and Tribal Governments. Frequency: Annual. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 16 hours. Estimated Sub-Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,400 hours. Nominations Respondents: Based on previous nomination cycles, it is estimated that a total of 75 nominations will be received, originating from any local government, including Tribal Governments, or any private group or individual. Nominations may also originate from the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, or the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Roads determined to be appropriate for nomination by the State, an Indian tribe, or a Federal land management agency based on its intrinsic qualities must first be designated as a State Scenic Byway, an Indian Tribe Scenic Byway, or, in the case of a road on federal land, as a Federal Land Management Agency Byway. Frequency: Biannual. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 200 hours. Estimated Sub-Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,000 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62379 Estimate Total Annual Burden Hours: 21,400. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued On: November 20, 2009. Tina Campbell, Acting Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division. [FR Doc. E9–28410 Filed 11–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA–2009–0142] Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (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 the expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on August 10, 2009 (74 FR 3991–3992). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 28, 2009. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation Dockets, 1200 New Jersey Ave, SE., W46–474, Washington, DC 20590. Docket No. NHTSA–2009– 0142. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Roberts, Ph.D., Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative, Office of Behavioral Safety Research (NTI–132), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave, SE., W46–495, Washington, DC, 20590. Dr. Roberts’ phone number is 202–366–5594 and his e-mail address is Scott.Roberts@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Evaluation Surveys for Distracted and Unsafe Driving Interventions. Type of Request: New information collection requirement. Abstract: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was established by the Highway Safety Act of l970 (23 U.S.C. 101) to carry out E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES 62380 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 227 / Friday, November 27, 2009 / Notices a Congressional mandate to reduce the mounting number of deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes on the Nation’s highways. In support of this mission, NHTSA proposes to conduct a series of telephone and intercept surveys that will examine (a) trends in attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors associated with the use of mobile electronic devices like cell phones while driving, and (b) the effectiveness of high visibility enforcement demonstration programs to increase public awareness of the dangers of, and legislation related to, distracted and unsafe driving behaviors. An essential part of this evaluation effort is to compare baseline and post-intervention measures of attitudes, intervention awareness, and (relevant) self-reported behaviors to determine if the high visibility enforcement activity was associated with changes on those indices. NHTSA proposes to conduct national and community-level surveys during the mid 2010 to mid 2012 time period. In addition, NHTSA proposes a limited number of focus group sessions with members of the general public to test and refine its strategic messaging. Affected Public: The 20 minute national telephone survey will be administered annually to 6,000 randomly selected members of the general public age 16 and older, including those in landline telephone households as well as those who primarily or exclusive use a cellular phone. One of two 10 minute community-level surveys, either a telephone survey or an intercept survey handed out at Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices, will be administered over three years to a maximum of 3,200 randomly selected drivers age 16 and older. A maximum of 24 focus group sessions, lasting 90 minutes, will be held with nine participants in each session. Participation by all respondents would be voluntary and anonymous. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 3,175 hours. Comments are invited on the following: (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:08 Nov 25, 2009 Jkt 220001 (iv) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Authority: 44 U.S.C. Section 3506(c)(2)(A). Jeff Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. E9–28329 Filed 11–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2009–001–N–27] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request 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 Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collections of information was published on September 2, 2009 (74 FR 45516). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 28, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Planning and Evaluation Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey, SE., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6292), or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Office of Support Systems, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6132). (These telephone numbers are not toll-free.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104–13, § 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised at 44 PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U.S.C. 3501–3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR Part 1320, require Federal agencies to issue 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 September 2, 2009, FRA published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on ICRs that the agency was seeking OMB approval. 74 FR 45516. FRA received no comments in response to this notice. Before OMB decides whether to approve this proposed collection 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 summaries below describe the nature of the information collection requirements (ICRs) and the expected burden. These requirements are being submitted for clearance by OMB as required by the PRA. Title: Certification of Glazing Materials. OMB Control Number: 2130–0525 Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses. Form(s): N/A. Abstract: The collection of information is set forth under 49 CFR Part 223, which requires the certification and permanent marking of glazing materials by the manufacturer. The manufacturer is also responsible for making available test verification data to railroads and FRA upon request. Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 119. Title: Disqualification Proceedings. OMB Control Number: 2130–0529. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Railroad Employees. Form Number(s): N/A. Abstract: Under 49 U.S.C. 20111(c), FRA is authorized to issue orders disqualifying railroad employees, including supervisors, managers, and other agents, from performing safety- E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA-2009-0142]


Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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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 Request (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 the expected 
burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was 
published on August 10, 2009 (74 FR 3991-3992).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 28, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation Dockets, 1200 New Jersey Ave, SE., W46-474, Washington, 
DC 20590. Docket No. NHTSA-2009-0142.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Roberts, Ph.D., Contracting 
Officer's Technical Representative, Office of Behavioral Safety 
Research (NTI-132), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE., W46-495, Washington, DC, 20590. Dr. Roberts' 
phone number is 202-366-5594 and his e-mail address is 
Scott.Roberts@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Evaluation Surveys for Distracted and Unsafe Driving 
Interventions.
    Type of Request: New information collection requirement.
    Abstract: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
(NHTSA) was established by the Highway Safety Act of l970 (23 U.S.C. 
101) to carry out

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a Congressional mandate to reduce the mounting number of deaths, 
injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes on 
the Nation's highways. In support of this mission, NHTSA proposes to 
conduct a series of telephone and intercept surveys that will examine 
(a) trends in attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors associated with the 
use of mobile electronic devices like cell phones while driving, and 
(b) the effectiveness of high visibility enforcement demonstration 
programs to increase public awareness of the dangers of, and 
legislation related to, distracted and unsafe driving behaviors. An 
essential part of this evaluation effort is to compare baseline and 
post-intervention measures of attitudes, intervention awareness, and 
(relevant) self-reported behaviors to determine if the high visibility 
enforcement activity was associated with changes on those indices. 
NHTSA proposes to conduct national and community-level surveys during 
the mid 2010 to mid 2012 time period. In addition, NHTSA proposes a 
limited number of focus group sessions with members of the general 
public to test and refine its strategic messaging.
    Affected Public: The 20 minute national telephone survey will be 
administered annually to 6,000 randomly selected members of the general 
public age 16 and older, including those in landline telephone 
households as well as those who primarily or exclusive use a cellular 
phone. One of two 10 minute community-level surveys, either a telephone 
survey or an intercept survey handed out at Department of Motor Vehicle 
(DMV) offices, will be administered over three years to a maximum of 
3,200 randomly selected drivers age 16 and older. A maximum of 24 focus 
group sessions, lasting 90 minutes, will be held with nine participants 
in each session. Participation by all respondents would be voluntary 
and anonymous.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 3,175 hours.
    Comments are invited on the following:
    (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (ii) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (iii) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (iv) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses.
    A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 
days of publication.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. Section 3506(c)(2)(A).

Jeff Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. E9-28329 Filed 11-25-09; 8:45 am]
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