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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval for an extension of a currently approved information collection related to the use of and satisfaction with the nation’s transportation system. 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 February 2, 2010 (75 FR 5370) and the comment period ended on April 5, 2010. The 60-day notice produced no comments. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by May 12, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Pheny Weidman, OHS Program Manager, BTS, RITA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Room E32–318, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Telephone (202) 366–2817, Fax (202) 493–0568 or e-mail pheny.weidman@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Omnibus Household Survey (OHS) Program. Type of Request: Approval of an extension of a currently approved information collection. OMB Control Number: 2139–0012. Affected Public: The target population for the OHS Program is the noninstitutionalized population, aged 18 and older, who live in the United States. A national probability sample of households generated using list-assisted PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18567 random digit dialing (RDD) methodology will be employed by the survey. Individual survey respondents within selected households will be chosen at random. Number of Respondents: 1,500. Number of Responses: 1,500. Total Annual Burden: 625 hours (Based on previous data collections, we estimate the average time to complete the survey is 25 minutes. 25 minutes × 1,500 respondents = 37,500 minutes/60 minutes = 625 hours). The estimated average time to complete the survey has increased from the 10 minutes stated for previous data collections to 25 minutes. The increase is largely due to the increase in the length of questionnaire. The survey sample size also will increase from the 1,000 respondents used by previous data collections to 1,500. The increase in sample size is due to the inclusion of questions regarding the safety of public transit. In order to ensure that there will be enough samples to produce reliable estimates for those questions, a total of 500 individuals will be oversampled from selected Metropolitan Statistical Areas that provide public transit services. Abstract: In 2005, Congress passed, and the President signed, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU; Pub. L. 109–59). SAFETEA–LU contained a number of legislative mandates including providing data, statistics and analyses to transportation decision-makers. The Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (RITA/BTS) was tasked to accomplish this legislative mandate under 49 U.S.C. 111(c)(1). RITA/BTS plans to use the Omnibus Household Survey (OHS) to: • Assess the public’s evaluation of the nation’s transportation system in light of the DOT’s strategic goals (safety, reduced congestion, global connectivity, environmental stewardship and security, preparedness and response), • Provide a vehicle for the operating administrations within the DOT, as well as other governmental agencies, to survey the public about current transportation issues, and • Provide national estimates of transportation mode usage. Each version of the OHS will focus on some subset of topics taken from the list below. Topics may vary from survey to survey since covering all topics in one questionnaire would make the respondent burden unacceptable. Choices and frequency of mode use in the month and the week prior to the survey data collection E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1 sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES 18568 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 69 / Monday, April 12, 2010 / Notices Commercial air Privately owned vehicle Taxi Rail transit (subway, streetcar, or light rail) Commuter rail Transit (local) and intercity (long distance) bus Intercity Rail (Amtrak) Other modes such as biking and walking Confidence in the safety of the following modes of transportation Commercial air Privately owned vehicle Taxi Rail transit (subway, streetcar, or light rail) Commuter rail Water transportation (taxis, ferries, ships) Transit (local) and intercity (long distance) bus Intercity Rail (Amtrak) Other modes such as biking/walking/ ferries Confidence in the security procedures for the following modes of transportation Commercial air Charter/general aviation Privately owned vehicle Rail transit (subway, streetcar, or light rail) Commuter rail Water transportation (taxis, ferries, ships) Transit (local) and intercity (long distance) bus Intercity Rail (Amtrak) Assessment of/satisfaction with security procedures for the following modes of transportation Commercial air Charter/general aviation Rail transit (subway, streetcar, or light rail) Commuter rail Water transportation (taxis, ferries, ships) Transit (local) and intercity (long distance) bus Intercity Rail (Amtrak) Processing through security at Commercial airports Train stations Waterway entry points for ferries, water taxis, cruises Knowledge of current check-in procedures at Commercial airports Train stations Waterway entry points for ferries, water taxis, cruises Knowledge of/confidence in the Alien Flight Student Program Experiences with transit delays related to suspicious/unattended baggage Willingness/tolerance of transportation security risk management procedures VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:58 Apr 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 Information on journey to work Transportation used (single mode/ multiple mode) Time required for one-way trip Number of days traveled Assessment of congestion Methods for dealing with congestion Telecommuting information Commuting costs Availability of transportation subsidies Impact of congestion on commute Impact of on-line shopping on passenger and freight travel Impact of accessibility of transportation on livability of communities Assessment of/opinions regarding distracted driving behaviors Public Comments Invited: Interested parties are invited to send comments regarding any aspect of this information collection, including, but not limited to: (1) The necessity and utility of the information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the DOT; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways to minimize the collection burden without reducing the quality of the collected information. Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: BTS Desk Officer. Issued in Washington, DC, on this 5th day of April 2010. Steven D. Dillingham, Director, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Research and Innovative Technology Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–8235 Filed 4–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–HY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Request for Public Scoping Comments for the Air Tour Management Plan Program at Mount Rainier National Park AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). ACTION: Supplemental Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment and to request public scoping comments. SUMMARY: The FAA, with National Park Service (NPS) as a cooperating agency, has initiated development of an Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) for Mount Rainier National Park (MORA), PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 pursuant to the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106– 181) and its implementing regulations (14 CFR Part 136, Subpart B, National Parks Air Tour Management). The objective of the ATMP is to develop acceptable and effective measures to mitigate or prevent the significant adverse impacts, if any, of commercial air tour operations upon the natural resources, cultural resources, and visitor experiences of a national park unit and any tribal lands within or abutting the park. It should be noted that the ATMP has no authorization over other non-airtour operations such as military and general aviation operations. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and FAA Order 1050.1E, CHG 1, an Environmental Assessment is being prepared. This supplemental notice of intent extends the date by which scoping comments must be submitted (see DATES) because the original Federal Register notice published on April 2, 2010 (Vol. 75, No. 63, 16899–16900) referenced a link to the FAA Web site that had the wrong public scoping packet. The correct public scoping packet has now been posted. In October 2009, the NPS and FAA held a two-day kickoff meeting at MORA; minutes may be found at: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/ headquarters_offices/arc/programs/air_ tour_management_plan/park_specific_ plans/mountrainier.cfm. The purpose of the kickoff meeting was for the FAA and NPS to have the opportunity to share information regarding environmental and other issues to consider in the development of an ATMP. Materials presented at the meeting included information on: park resources; the acoustical environment at MORA; current and historical air tour operations; and representative air tour flight paths. In addition, MORA staff provided information regarding sensitive park resources, tribal concerns, and tourism patterns. Based on input received at the meeting, the FAA and NPS have decided to proceed with developing the ATMP at MORA with an Environmental Assessment (EA). The FAA and NPS are now inviting the public, agencies, tribes, and other interested parties to provide comments, suggestions, and input on the scope of issues to be addressed in the environmental process. DATES: By this notice, the FAA is requesting comments on the scope of the environmental assessment for the ATMP at Mount Rainier National Park. Comments must be submitted by May 12, 2010. E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 69 (Monday, April 12, 2010)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-8235]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Research and Innovative Technology Administration


Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Omnibus 
Household Survey Program

AGENCY: Research & Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), Bureau 
of Transportation Statistics (BTS), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) 
of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the 
Information Collection Request (ICR) described below is being forwarded 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval for an 
extension of a currently approved information collection related to the 
use of and satisfaction with the nation's transportation system. 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 February 2, 2010 (75 FR 5370) and the comment period ended 
on April 5, 2010. The 60-day notice produced no comments.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by May 12, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Pheny Weidman, OHS Program 
Manager, BTS, RITA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. 
SE., Room E32-318, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8:30 
a.m. to 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 
Telephone (202) 366-2817, Fax (202) 493-0568 or e-mail 
pheny.weidman@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Omnibus Household Survey (OHS) Program.
    Type of Request: Approval of an extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    OMB Control Number: 2139-0012.
    Affected Public: The target population for the OHS Program is the 
non-institutionalized population, aged 18 and older, who live in the 
United States. A national probability sample of households generated 
using list-assisted random digit dialing (RDD) methodology will be 
employed by the survey. Individual survey respondents within selected 
households will be chosen at random.
    Number of Respondents: 1,500.
    Number of Responses: 1,500.
    Total Annual Burden: 625 hours (Based on previous data collections, 
we estimate the average time to complete the survey is 25 minutes. 25 
minutes x 1,500 respondents = 37,500 minutes/60 minutes = 625 hours). 
The estimated average time to complete the survey has increased from 
the 10 minutes stated for previous data collections to 25 minutes. The 
increase is largely due to the increase in the length of questionnaire. 
The survey sample size also will increase from the 1,000 respondents 
used by previous data collections to 1,500. The increase in sample size 
is due to the inclusion of questions regarding the safety of public 
transit. In order to ensure that there will be enough samples to 
produce reliable estimates for those questions, a total of 500 
individuals will be oversampled from selected Metropolitan Statistical 
Areas that provide public transit services.
    Abstract: In 2005, Congress passed, and the President signed, the 
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A 
Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU; Pub. L. 109-59). SAFETEA-LU contained a 
number of legislative mandates including providing data, statistics and 
analyses to transportation decision-makers. The Research and Innovative 
Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (RITA/
BTS) was tasked to accomplish this legislative mandate under 49 U.S.C. 
111(c)(1). RITA/BTS plans to use the Omnibus Household Survey (OHS) to:
     Assess the public's evaluation of the nation's 
transportation system in light of the DOT's strategic goals (safety, 
reduced congestion, global connectivity, environmental stewardship and 
security, preparedness and response),
     Provide a vehicle for the operating administrations within 
the DOT, as well as other governmental agencies, to survey the public 
about current transportation issues, and
     Provide national estimates of transportation mode usage.

Each version of the OHS will focus on some subset of topics taken from 
the list below. Topics may vary from survey to survey since covering 
all topics in one questionnaire would make the respondent burden 
unacceptable.

Choices and frequency of mode use in the month and the week prior to 
the survey data collection

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    Commercial air
    Privately owned vehicle
    Taxi
    Rail transit (subway, streetcar, or light rail)
    Commuter rail
    Transit (local) and intercity (long distance) bus
    Intercity Rail (Amtrak)
    Other modes such as biking and walking
Confidence in the safety of the following modes of transportation
    Commercial air
    Privately owned vehicle
    Taxi
    Rail transit (subway, streetcar, or light rail)
    Commuter rail
    Water transportation (taxis, ferries, ships)
    Transit (local) and intercity (long distance) bus
    Intercity Rail (Amtrak)
    Other modes such as biking/walking/ferries
Confidence in the security procedures for the following modes of 
transportation
    Commercial air
    Charter/general aviation
    Privately owned vehicle
    Rail transit (subway, streetcar, or light rail)
    Commuter rail
    Water transportation (taxis, ferries, ships)
    Transit (local) and intercity (long distance) bus
    Intercity Rail (Amtrak)
Assessment of/satisfaction with security procedures for the following 
modes of transportation
    Commercial air
    Charter/general aviation
    Rail transit (subway, streetcar, or light rail)
    Commuter rail
    Water transportation (taxis, ferries, ships)
    Transit (local) and intercity (long distance) bus
    Intercity Rail (Amtrak)
Processing through security at
    Commercial airports
    Train stations
    Waterway entry points for ferries, water taxis, cruises
Knowledge of current check-in procedures at
    Commercial airports
    Train stations
    Waterway entry points for ferries, water taxis, cruises
Knowledge of/confidence in the Alien Flight Student Program
Experiences with transit delays related to suspicious/unattended 
baggage
Willingness/tolerance of transportation security risk management 
procedures
Information on journey to work
    Transportation used (single mode/multiple mode)
    Time required for one-way trip
    Number of days traveled
    Assessment of congestion
    Methods for dealing with congestion
    Telecommuting information
    Commuting costs
    Availability of transportation subsidies
Impact of congestion on commute
Impact of on-line shopping on passenger and freight travel
Impact of accessibility of transportation on livability of communities
Assessment of/opinions regarding distracted driving behaviors

    Public Comments Invited: Interested parties are invited to send 
comments regarding any aspect of this information collection, 
including, but not limited to: (1) The necessity and utility of the 
information collection for the proper performance of the functions of 
the DOT; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) 
ways to minimize the collection burden without reducing the quality of 
the collected information. Send comments to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: BTS Desk Officer.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on this 5th day of April 2010.
Steven D. Dillingham,
Director, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Research and Innovative 
Technology Administration.
[FR Doc. 2010-8235 Filed 4-9-10; 8:45 am]
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