Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection Titled: Federal Lands Highway Program, 66723-66724 [E9-29886]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 16, 2009 / Notices of the inspection, maintenance and repairs of emergency windows and door exits, as well as records of operational efficiency tests, will be used to ensure compliance with the regulations. Affected Public: Businesses. 66723 Respondent Universe: 22 railroads. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. REPORTING BURDEN Total annual burden hours CFR Section Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response 223.9(d); 239.107—Marking of Emergency Exits. —Marking door and window exits w clear instructions. ............................................ 239.101, 239.201—Filing of Emergency Preparedness Plan. —Amendments to Emergency Plans. 239.101(ii)—Maintenance of Current Emergency Phone Numbers. —Subsequent Years .............. 239.101(a)(3)—Joint Operations. —Subsequent Years .............. 239.101(a)(5)—Liaison with Emergency Responders. —Subsequent Years .............. 239.101(a)(7)(ii) Passenger Safety Information. 22 railroads ............................ 4,575 decals/1,950 decals ..... 5 minutes/10 minutes ............ 706 22 railroads ............................ 6,320/1,300 decals ................ 5 min./10 min. ........................ 744 22 railroads ............................ 3 railroads .............................. 1,800 window rcds ................. 1 plan ..................................... 20 minutes ............................. 158 hours ............................... 600 158 2 railroads .............................. 1 amendment ......................... 2 hours ................................... 2 22 railroads ............................ 2 records/lists ......................... 1 hour ..................................... 2 22 railroads ............................ 50 railroad pairs ..................... 25 records/lists ....................... 50 plans ................................. 30 minutes ............................. 16 hours ................................. 13 800 1 railroad pair ......................... 3 railroads .............................. 1 plan ..................................... 1 plan ..................................... 16 hours ................................. 40 hours ................................. 16 40 22 railroads ............................ 3 new railroads/3 commuter railroads. 40 hours ................................. 5 min./16 hrs./48 hrs./8 hrs./ 24 hrs. 880 396 239.105—Debriefing and Critique. 239.301—Operational Efficiency Tests. 22 railroads ............................ 22 updated plans ................... 1,300 cards/3 progs./3 safety messages/3 progs./3 safety messages. 39 debrief sess ...................... 27 hours ................................. 1,053 22 railroads ............................ 22,000 tests/rcds ................... 15 minutes ............................. 5,500 Total Responses: 39,399. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 10,910 hours. Status: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b), 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), FRA informs all interested parties that it may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 10, 2009. Kimberly Coronel, Director, Office of Financial Management, Federal Railroad Administration. [FR Doc. E9–29844 Filed 12–15–09; 8:45 am] srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4910–06–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:18 Dec 15, 2009 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2009–0133] Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection Titled: Federal Lands Highway Program 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 renewal of an existing information collection that 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 (please insert date 60 days from published date). ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number FHWA–2009–0133, by any of the following methods: PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gye Aung, 202–366–2167, Office of Federal Lands Highway, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, East Building, Room E61 339, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Federal Lands Highway Program. OMB Control #: 2125–0598. E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 66724 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 16, 2009 / Notices Background: Title 23 U.S.C. 204 requires the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of each appropriate Federal land management agency to develop, to the extent appropriate, safety, bridge, pavement, and congestion management systems for roads funded under the Federal Lands Highway Program (FLHP). A management system is a process for collecting, organizing, and analyzing data to provide a strategic approach to transportation planning, program development, and project selection. Its purposes are to improve transportation system performance and safety, and to develop alternative strategies for enhancing mobility of people and goods. This data collection clearance addresses the management systems for the National Park Service (NPS) and the Park Roads and Parkways (PRP) Program; Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) Program; Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the Refuge Roads (RR) Program; and Forest Service (FS) and the Forest Highway (FH) Program. Outputs from the management systems are important tools for the development of transportation plans and transportation improvement programs, and in making project selection decisions consistent with 23 U.S.C. 204. Further, management system outputs also provide important information to the FHWA for their stewardship and oversight roles for the Park Roads and Parkways, Indian Reservation Roads, Refuge Roads, and Forest Highway Programs. The data collection required to implement these management systems supports the DOT Strategic Plan. The proposed data collection also directly supports the FHWA’s Initiatives of Safety, Congestion Mitigation, and Environmental Stewardship and Streamlining that represent the three important strategic planning and performance goals for the agency. The National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Forest Service are continuing to implement the required management systems and the associated information collections. Completion of this phase-in of the management systems is expected to occur during the time period covered by this information collection, and the average annual burden estimates are based on expected increases in the overall burden over that time period. The management systems vary in complexity among the four agencies and reflect differences in the characteristics of the transportation systems involved such as size, ownership, and eligibility for inclusion in the program. These variations result VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:18 Dec 15, 2009 Jkt 220001 in differences among the agencies in the expected number of respondents to the information collection, and in the anticipated time necessary to respond to the information collection. Typical information that might be collected for the management systems includes: • Traffic information including volumes, speeds, and vehicle classification; • Pavement features such as number of lanes, length, width, surface type, functional classification, and shoulder information; and pavement condition information such as roughness, distress, rutting, and surface friction; • Bridge features such as deck width, under/over-clearance, details of structural elements such as girders, joints, railings, bearings, abutments, and piers; and information on the condition of the bridge elements sufficient to describe the nature, extent, and severity of deterioration; • Safety information such as crash records, crash rates, and an inventory of safety appurtenances such as signs and guardrails; or • Congestion measures such as roadway level of service or travel delay. Respondents to the information collection might be collecting and submitting information in one or more of these categories for the portion of their transportation system that is covered under the FLHP. For example, this might include the collection and submission of these types of information for State or county-owned roads that are Forest Highways or Indian Reservation Roads owned by Indian Tribal Governments. Typically, the respondents would collect information each year on a portion of their system. Burden estimates have been developed using this assumption combined with an estimate of the time needed to collect and provide the information. Respondents: The estimated average annual number of respondents for the management systems for each of the agencies addressed by this information collection is: NPS management systems—35 States and 40 Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), regional transportation planning agencies, counties, local or tribal governments. BIA management systems—35 States and 50 MPOs, regional transportation planning agencies, counties, local or tribal governments. FWS management systems—35 States and 40 MPOs, regional transportation planning agencies, counties, local or tribal governments. PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FS management systems—35 States and 50 MPOs, regional transportation planning agencies, counties, local or tribal governments. Frequency: Annual. Estimated Average Annual Burden per Response: NPS management systems— Approximately 40 hours per respondent. BIA management systems— Approximately 60 hours per respondent. FWS management systems— Approximately 20 hours per respondent. FS management systems— Approximately 60 hours per respondent. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Total estimated average annual burden is 14,700 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 (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: December 9, 2009. Judith Kane, Acting Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division. [FR Doc. E9–29886 Filed 12–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2009–0132] Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection Titled: Developing and Recording Costs for Railroad Adjustments AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2009-0133]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for 
Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection Titled: Federal 
Lands Highway Program

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to 
request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for 
renewal of an existing information collection that 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 (please insert date 60 days from 
published date).

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number 
FHWA-2009-0133, 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, SE., 
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gye Aung, 202-366-2167, Office of 
Federal Lands Highway, Federal Highway Administration, Department of 
Transportation, East Building, Room E61 339, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, 
SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Federal Lands Highway Program.
    OMB Control #: 2125-0598.

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    Background: Title 23 U.S.C. 204 requires the Secretary of 
Transportation and the Secretary of each appropriate Federal land 
management agency to develop, to the extent appropriate, safety, 
bridge, pavement, and congestion management systems for roads funded 
under the Federal Lands Highway Program (FLHP). A management system is 
a process for collecting, organizing, and analyzing data to provide a 
strategic approach to transportation planning, program development, and 
project selection. Its purposes are to improve transportation system 
performance and safety, and to develop alternative strategies for 
enhancing mobility of people and goods. This data collection clearance 
addresses the management systems for the National Park Service (NPS) 
and the Park Roads and Parkways (PRP) Program; Bureau of Indian Affairs 
(BIA) and the Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) Program; Fish and Wildlife 
Service (FWS) and the Refuge Roads (RR) Program; and Forest Service 
(FS) and the Forest Highway (FH) Program.
    Outputs from the management systems are important tools for the 
development of transportation plans and transportation improvement 
programs, and in making project selection decisions consistent with 23 
U.S.C. 204. Further, management system outputs also provide important 
information to the FHWA for their stewardship and oversight roles for 
the Park Roads and Parkways, Indian Reservation Roads, Refuge Roads, 
and Forest Highway Programs. The data collection required to implement 
these management systems supports the DOT Strategic Plan. The proposed 
data collection also directly supports the FHWA's Initiatives of 
Safety, Congestion Mitigation, and Environmental Stewardship and 
Streamlining that represent the three important strategic planning and 
performance goals for the agency.
    The National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Fish and 
Wildlife Service, and Forest Service are continuing to implement the 
required management systems and the associated information collections. 
Completion of this phase-in of the management systems is expected to 
occur during the time period covered by this information collection, 
and the average annual burden estimates are based on expected increases 
in the overall burden over that time period. The management systems 
vary in complexity among the four agencies and reflect differences in 
the characteristics of the transportation systems involved such as 
size, ownership, and eligibility for inclusion in the program. These 
variations result in differences among the agencies in the expected 
number of respondents to the information collection, and in the 
anticipated time necessary to respond to the information collection.
    Typical information that might be collected for the management 
systems includes:

     Traffic information including volumes, speeds, and vehicle 
classification;
     Pavement features such as number of lanes, length, width, 
surface type, functional classification, and shoulder information; and 
pavement condition information such as roughness, distress, rutting, 
and surface friction;
     Bridge features such as deck width, under/over-clearance, 
details of structural elements such as girders, joints, railings, 
bearings, abutments, and piers; and information on the condition of the 
bridge elements sufficient to describe the nature, extent, and severity 
of deterioration;
     Safety information such as crash records, crash rates, and 
an inventory of safety appurtenances such as signs and guardrails; or
     Congestion measures such as roadway level of service or 
travel delay.

    Respondents to the information collection might be collecting and 
submitting information in one or more of these categories for the 
portion of their transportation system that is covered under the FLHP. 
For example, this might include the collection and submission of these 
types of information for State or county-owned roads that are Forest 
Highways or Indian Reservation Roads owned by Indian Tribal 
Governments. Typically, the respondents would collect information each 
year on a portion of their system. Burden estimates have been developed 
using this assumption combined with an estimate of the time needed to 
collect and provide the information.
    Respondents: The estimated average annual number of respondents for 
the management systems for each of the agencies addressed by this 
information collection is:

    NPS management systems--35 States and 40 Metropolitan Planning 
Organizations (MPOs), regional transportation planning agencies, 
counties, local or tribal governments.
    BIA management systems--35 States and 50 MPOs, regional 
transportation planning agencies, counties, local or tribal 
governments.
    FWS management systems--35 States and 40 MPOs, regional 
transportation planning agencies, counties, local or tribal 
governments.
    FS management systems--35 States and 50 MPOs, regional 
transportation planning agencies, counties, local or tribal 
governments.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Estimated Average Annual Burden per Response:
    NPS management systems--Approximately 40 hours per respondent.
    BIA management systems--Approximately 60 hours per respondent.
    FWS management systems--Approximately 20 hours per respondent.
    FS management systems--Approximately 60 hours per respondent.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Total estimated average annual 
burden is 14,700 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 (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: December 9, 2009.
Judith Kane,
Acting Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division.
[FR Doc. E9-29886 Filed 12-15-09; 8:45 am]
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