Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection, 28097-28098 [2010-11916]

Download as PDF jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 96 / Wednesday, May 19, 2010 / Notices DATES: Please submit comments by July 19, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2010–0047 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: Go to 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: Marshall Wainright, 202–366–4842, Marshall.Wainright@dot.gov; Office of Real Estate Services, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Fixed Residential Moving Cost Schedule. OMB Control #: 2125–0616. Background: Relocation assistance payments to owners and tenants who move personal property for a Federal or federally-assisted program or project are governed by the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended (Uniform Act). 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 24 is the implementing regulation for the Uniform Act. 49 CFR 24.301 addresses payments for actual and reasonable moving and related expenses. The fixed residential moving cost schedule is an administrative alternative to reimbursement of actual moving costs. This option provides flexibility for the agency and affected property owners and tenants. The FHWA requests the State Departments of Transportation (State DOTs) to analyze moving cost data periodically to assure that the fixed residential moving cost schedules accurately reflect reasonable moving and related expenses. The regulation allows State DOTs flexibility in determining how to collect the cost data in order to reduce the burden of government regulation. Updated State VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:07 May 18, 2010 Jkt 220001 fixed residential moving costs are submitted to the FHWA electronically. Respondents: State Departments of Transportation (52, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico). Frequency: Once every 3 years. Estimated Average Burden Per Response: 24 hours per respondent. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 24 hours for each of the 52 State Departments of Transportation. The total is 1,248 burden hours, once every 3 years, or 416 hours annually. 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: May 13, 2010. Juli Huynh, Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division. [FR Doc. 2010–11980 Filed 5–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2010–0050] Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of request for extension of currently approved information collection. 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 July 19, 2010. PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28097 ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2010–0050 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: Go to 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: Kenneth Epstein, 202–366–2157, Kenneth.Epstein@dot.gov; Office of Safety, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Drug Offender’s Drivers License Suspension Certification. OMB Control #: 2125–0579. Background: States are legally required to enact and enforce laws that revoke or suspend the drivers licenses of any individual convicted of a drug offense and to make annual certifications to the FHWA on their actions. The implementing regulations of the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1993 (Pub. L. 102–388, October 6, 1992) require annual certifications by the Governors. In this regard, the State must submit by January 1 of each year either a written certification, signed by the Governor, stating that the State is in compliance with 23 U.S.C. 159; or a written certification stating that the Governor is opposed to the enactment or enforcement, and that the State legislature has adopted a resolution expressing its opposition to 23 U.S.C. Section 159. Beginning in Fiscal Year 1996, States’ failure to comply by October 1 of each fiscal year resulted in a withholding penalty of 10 percent from major categories of Federal-aid funds (i.e., National Highway System, Surface Transportation Program and the Interstate Maintenance Program) from States’ apportionments for the fiscal E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1 28098 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 96 / Wednesday, May 19, 2010 / Notices year. Any funds withheld in Fiscal Year 1996 and thereafter cannot be restored and will be redistributed. Respondents: 50 States and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: Annual average of 5 hours for each respondent; 260 total annual burden 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: May 13, 2010. Juli Huynh, Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division. [FR Doc. 2010–11916 Filed 5–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2010–0052] Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of request for extension of currently approved information collection. 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 July 19, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2010–0052 by any of the following methods: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:07 May 18, 2010 Jkt 220001 Web Site: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to 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: Carol Tan, PhD, Office of Safety Research and Development (HRDS), at (202) 493–3315, Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, Federal Highway Administration, 6300 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101, between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Motorcycle Crash Causation Study and Pilot Motorcycle Crash Causes and Outcomes Study. OMB Control #: 2125–0619. Background: Motorcycle injuries and fatalities have increased every year since 2003 in the United States. Per vehicle mile traveled motorcyclists were about 32 times more likely to die, and 6 times more likely to be injured in a motor vehicle crash than were passenger car occupants. This data shows that the motorcycle crash problem is becoming more severe.1 Congress has recognized this problem and directed the Department of Transportation to conduct research that will provide a better understanding of the causes of motorcycle crashes. Specifically, in Section 5511 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) Public Law 109–59, Congress directed the Secretary of Transportation to provide grants to the Oklahoma Transportation Center (OTC) for the purpose of conducting a comprehensive, in-depth motorcycle crash causation study that employs the common international methodology for in-depth motorcycle crash investigation developed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).2 The Secretary of Transportation delegated authority to FHWA for the Motorcycle Crash Causation Grants under Section 5511 (71 FR 30831). 1 More detailed information on motorcycle crashes can be found in Traffic Safety Facts— Motorcycles, published by NHTSA and available on its Web site at: https://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/ nrd-30/NCSA/Rpts/2006/810606.pdf. 2 The OECD methodology may be obtained by sending a request to jtrc.contact@oecd.org. 3 This being a study of crashes involving motorcycles, data will be acquired from both crashinvolved motorcycles and also motor vehicles PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Data Acquisition Methodology Use of Parallel and Complementary Procedures The OECD describes two complementary procedures to be performed for acquiring the data needed to understand the causes of motorcycle crashes. The first of these is the traditional in-depth crash investigation that focuses on the sequence of events leading up to the crash, and on the motorcycle, rider, and environmental characteristics that may have been relevant to the crash. The second procedure, known as the case-control procedure, complements the first. It requires the acquisition of matched control data to allow for a determination of the extent to which rider and driver characteristics, and pre-crash factors observed in the crash vehicles, are present in similarly-at-risk control vehicles. Such a dual approach offers specific advantages to the understanding of crashes and the development of countermeasures. The in-depth study of the crash by itself allows for analysis of the events antecedent to the crash, some of which, if removed or altered, could result in a change in subsequent events that would have led to a non-crash, or reduced crash severity outcome. For example, an in-depth crash investigation may reveal that an automobile approaching an intersection was in a lane designated for straight through traffic only, but the motorist proceeded to make a left turn from that lane into the path of an oncoming motorcycle. That finding can, by itself, be used to develop countermeasures, and does not require matched control data. However, acquiring matched control data from similarly-at-risk riders and drivers provides additional critical information about crash causes that cannot be obtained if only crashes are examined. The main purpose of acquiring matched data is to allow for inferences to be made regarding risk factors for crash causes. A brief explanation is provided here so that those less familiar with case-control procedures will understand the advantage of acquiring controls.3 E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 96 (Wednesday, May 19, 2010)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2010-0050]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for 
Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of request for extension of currently approved 
information collection.

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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 July 19, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2010-
0050 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: Go to 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: Kenneth Epstein, 202-366-2157, 
Kenneth.Epstein@dot.gov; Office of Safety, Federal Highway 
Administration, Department of Transportation, New Jersey Avenue, SE., 
Washington, DC 20590-0001. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Drug Offender's Drivers License Suspension Certification.
    OMB Control #: 2125-0579.
    Background: States are legally required to enact and enforce laws 
that revoke or suspend the drivers licenses of any individual convicted 
of a drug offense and to make annual certifications to the FHWA on 
their actions. The implementing regulations of the Department of 
Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1993 (Pub. L. 
102-388, October 6, 1992) require annual certifications by the 
Governors. In this regard, the State must submit by January 1 of each 
year either a written certification, signed by the Governor, stating 
that the State is in compliance with 23 U.S.C. 159; or a written 
certification stating that the Governor is opposed to the enactment or 
enforcement, and that the State legislature has adopted a resolution 
expressing its opposition to 23 U.S.C. Section 159.
    Beginning in Fiscal Year 1996, States' failure to comply by October 
1 of each fiscal year resulted in a withholding penalty of 10 percent 
from major categories of Federal-aid funds (i.e., National Highway 
System, Surface Transportation Program and the Interstate Maintenance 
Program) from States' apportionments for the fiscal

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year. Any funds withheld in Fiscal Year 1996 and thereafter cannot be 
restored and will be redistributed.
    Respondents: 50 States and the District of Columbia and Puerto 
Rico.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: Annual average of 5 hours for each 
respondent; 260 total annual burden 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: May 13, 2010.
Juli Huynh,
Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division.
[FR Doc. 2010-11916 Filed 5-18-10; 8:45 am]
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