Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 62380-62381 [E9-28412]

Download as PDF 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 sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 227 / Friday, November 27, 2009 / Notices sensitive service in the rail industry for violations of safety rules, regulations, standards, orders, or laws evidencing unfitness. FRA’s regulations, 49 CFR Part 209, Subpart D, implement the statutory provision by requiring (i) a railroad employing or formerly employing a disqualified individual to disclose the terms and conditions of a disqualification order to the individual’s new or prospective employing railroad; (ii) a railroad considering employing an individual in a safety-sensitive position to ask the individual’s previous employing railroad whether the individual is currently serving under a disqualification order; and (iii) a disqualified individual to inform his new or prospective employer of the disqualification order and provide a copy of the same. Additionally, the regulations prohibit a railroad from employing a person serving under a disqualification order to work in a safety-sensitive position. This information serves to inform a railroad whether an employee or prospective employee is currently disqualified from performing safety-sensitive service based on the issuance of a disqualification order by FRA. Furthermore, it prevents an individual currently serving under a disqualification order from retaining and obtaining employment in a safetysensitive position in the rail industry. Annual Estimated Burden: 5 hours. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding these information collections to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street, NW., Washington, DC, 20503; Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Alternatively, comments may be sent via e-mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget, at the following address: oira_submissions@omb.eop.gov. Comments are invited on the following: Whether the proposed collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of FRA, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of FRA’s estimates of the burden of the proposed information collections; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collections 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:08 Nov 25, 2009 Jkt 220001 Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Issued in Washington, DC on November 20, 2009. Donna Alwine, Acting Director, Office of Financial Management, Federal Railroad Administration. [FR Doc. E9–28412 Filed 11–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2009–0113] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for New Information Collection AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval for a new information collection, which is summarized below under Supplementary Information. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by November 27, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number FHWA–2009–0113, 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: 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, S.E., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions concerning the Truck Parking Initiatives Grant Program, please contact Thomas Kearney, Office of Freight Management and Operations, HOFM–1, at (518) 431–4125 ext. 218, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62381 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Truck Parking Initiative . OMB Control #: 2125–0610. Background The shortage of long-term truck parking on the National Highway System (NHS) is a problem that needs to be addressed. It is nationally recognized that truck drivers frequently cannot find adequate, safe parking in order to obtain rest needed to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and ensure safety. Further, parking areas are often designed or maintained for short-term parking only, and as a result, allow parking for limited time periods. Section 1305 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, and Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) directed the Secretary of Transportation to establish a Pilot program to address the long-term parking shortages along the NHS. Eligible projects under Section 1305 include: 1. Promoting the real-time dissemination of publicly or privately provided commercial motor vehicle parking availability on the NHS using ITS and other means; 2. Opening non-traditional facilities to commercial motor vehicle parking, including inspection and weigh stations, and park and ride facilities; 3. Making capital improvements to public commercial motor vehicle parking facilities currently closed on a seasonal basis to allow the facilities to remain open year round; 4. Constructing turnouts along the NHS to facilitate commercial motor vehicle access to parking facilities, and/ or improving the geometric design of interchanges to improve access to commercial motor vehicle parking facilities; 5. Constructing commercial motor vehicle parking facilities adjacent to commercial truck stops and travel plazas; 6. Constructing safety rest areas that include parking for commercial motor vehicles. In considering the award of funds to projects applications, the Secretary was directed to give priority to projects that: 1. Demonstrate a severe shortage of commercial vehicle parking capacity in the corridor; 2. Have consulted with affected State and local governments, community groups, private providers of commercial vehicle parking and trucking and motorist organizations; and 3. Demonstrate that implementation will likely contribute to positive effects E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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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.

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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 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, Sec.  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 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-

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sensitive service in the rail industry for violations of safety rules, 
regulations, standards, orders, or laws evidencing unfitness. FRA's 
regulations, 49 CFR Part 209, Subpart D, implement the statutory 
provision by requiring (i) a railroad employing or formerly employing a 
disqualified individual to disclose the terms and conditions of a 
disqualification order to the individual's new or prospective employing 
railroad; (ii) a railroad considering employing an individual in a 
safety-sensitive position to ask the individual's previous employing 
railroad whether the individual is currently serving under a 
disqualification order; and (iii) a disqualified individual to inform 
his new or prospective employer of the disqualification order and 
provide a copy of the same. Additionally, the regulations prohibit a 
railroad from employing a person serving under a disqualification order 
to work in a safety-sensitive position. This information serves to 
inform a railroad whether an employee or prospective employee is 
currently disqualified from performing safety-sensitive service based 
on the issuance of a disqualification order by FRA. Furthermore, it 
prevents an individual currently serving under a disqualification order 
from retaining and obtaining employment in a safety-sensitive position 
in the rail industry.
    Annual Estimated Burden: 5 hours.

ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding these information collections to the 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street, NW., Washington, DC, 20503; Attention: 
FRA Desk Officer. Alternatively, comments may be sent via e-mail to the 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of 
Management and Budget, at the following address: oira_submissions@omb.eop.gov.
    Comments are invited on the following: Whether the proposed 
collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of FRA, including whether the information will have 
practical utility; the accuracy of FRA's estimates of the burden of the 
proposed information collections; ways to enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize 
the burden of the collections 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 November 20, 2009.
Donna Alwine,
Acting Director, Office of Financial Management, Federal Railroad 
Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-28412 Filed 11-25-09; 8:45 am]
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