Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection Titled: Developing and Recording Costs for Railroad Adjustments, 66724-66725 [E9-29887]

Download as PDF 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 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 16, 2009 / Notices the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval for renewal of an existing 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 February 16, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number FHWA–2009–00132, 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: Ken Epstein, 202–366–2157, Office of Safety Design, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, East Building, Room E71–113, 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: Developing and Recording Costs for Railroad Adjustments. OMB Control #: 2125–0521. Background: Under 23 U.S.C. 130, the FHWA reimburses the State highway agencies when they have paid for the cost of projects that (1) eliminate hazards at railroad/highway crossings, or (2) adjust railroad facilities to accommodate the construction of highway projects. The FHWA requires the railroad companies to document their costs incurred for adjusting their facilities. The railroad companies must have a system for recording labor, materials, supplies, and equipment costs incurred when undertaking the necessary railroad work. This record of costs forms the basis for payment by the State highway agency to the railroad company, and in turn FHWA reimburses the State for its payment to the railroad company. Respondents: Approximately 135 railroad companies are involved in an VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:18 Dec 15, 2009 Jkt 220001 average of 10 railroad/highway projects per year, total frequency is 1,350 railroad adjustments. Frequency: Annually. Estimated Average Burden per Response: The average number of hours required to calculate the railroad adjustment costs and maintain the required records per adjustment is 12 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: The FHWA estimates that the total annual burden imposed on the public by this collection is 16,200 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: 23 U.S.C. 121, 130; 23 CFR 140 Subpart I; 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. E9–29887 Filed 12–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [USCG–2006–24644] TORP Terminal LP, Bienville Offshore Energy Terminal Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port License Application; Preparation of Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice of availability; Notice of public meeting; Request for comments; Correction. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: On November 20, 2009, the Maritime Administration, in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard, published in the Federal Register a Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the amended TORP Terminal LP Bienville Offshore Energy Terminal (BOET) Liquefied PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66725 Natural Gas Deepwater Port license application. Comments on the DSEIS are due by January 4, 2010, 45 days from issuance of the DSEIS. Please note that the DSEIS contained two references to a 30 day comment period, which should be corrected as follows: (1) On the front signature page of the BOET DSEIS, the correct date by which comments must be received should be January 4, 2010; (2) on page 1–10, the correct duration of the comment period should be 45 days. DATES: The date of the public meeting is unchanged. The public meeting will be held on December 9, 2009 in Mobile, Alabama. The public meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be preceded by an informational open house from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Depending on the number of persons wishing to speak, the public meeting may end later than the stated time. Material submitted in response to the request for comments on the DSEIS and application must reach the Docket Management Facility by January 4, 2010. ADDRESSES: The open house and public meeting in Mobile will be held at the Mobile Convention Center, One South Water Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602; telephone: 251–208–2100. The DSEIS, the application, comments and associated documentation are available for viewing at the Federal Docket Management System Web site: https:// www.regulations.gov under docket number USCG–2006–24644. Docket submissions for USCG–2006– 24644 should be addressed to: Department of Transportation, Docket Management Facility, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. The Docket Management Facility accepts hand-delivered submissions, and makes docket contents available for public inspection and copying at this address between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Facility telephone number is 202–366–9329, the fax number is 202–493–2251, and the Web site for electronic submissions or for electronic access to docket contents is https://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Patrick Marchman, Maritime Administration, telephone: 202–366– 8805, email: Patrick.Marchman@dot.gov; or Mr. Linden Houston, Maritime Administration, telephone: 202–366– 4839, e-mail: Linden.Houston@dot.gov. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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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.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to 
request

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the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for renewal of an 
existing 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 February 16, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number 
FHWA-2009-00132, 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: Ken Epstein, 202-366-2157, Office of 
Safety Design, Federal Highway Administration, Department of 
Transportation, East Building, Room E71-113, 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: Developing and Recording Costs for Railroad Adjustments.
    OMB Control #: 2125-0521.
    Background: Under 23 U.S.C. 130, the FHWA reimburses the State 
highway agencies when they have paid for the cost of projects that (1) 
eliminate hazards at railroad/highway crossings, or (2) adjust railroad 
facilities to accommodate the construction of highway projects. The 
FHWA requires the railroad companies to document their costs incurred 
for adjusting their facilities. The railroad companies must have a 
system for recording labor, materials, supplies, and equipment costs 
incurred when undertaking the necessary railroad work. This record of 
costs forms the basis for payment by the State highway agency to the 
railroad company, and in turn FHWA reimburses the State for its payment 
to the railroad company.
    Respondents: Approximately 135 railroad companies are involved in 
an average of 10 railroad/highway projects per year, total frequency is 
1,350 railroad adjustments.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: The average number of hours 
required to calculate the railroad adjustment costs and maintain the 
required records per adjustment is 12 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: The FHWA estimates that the 
total annual burden imposed on the public by this collection is 16,200 
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: 23 U.S.C. 121, 130; 23 CFR 140 Subpart I; 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. E9-29887 Filed 12-15-09; 8:45 am]
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