Information Collection Available for Public Comments and Recommendations, 35875-35876 [2010-15115]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 120 / Wednesday, June 23, 2010 / Notices Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477), or you may visit www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents and comments received, go to www.regulations.gov at any time. Background documents and comments received may also be viewed at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Docket Operations, M–30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: —Ms. Anita Heard, FTA Office of Civil Rights, (202) 493–0318, or e-mail: Anita.Heard@dot.gov (Nondiscrimination). —Ms. Amber Ontiveros, FTA Office of Civil Rights, (202) 366–5130, or e-mail: Amber.Ontiveros@dot.gov (Title VI). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested parties are invited to send comments regarding any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) The necessity and utility of the information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the FTA; (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. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. Title: Nondiscrimination as it Applies to FTA Grant Programs . Background: All entities receiving federal financial assistance from FTA are prohibited from discriminating against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, sex, national origin, age, or disability. To ensure that FTA’s equal employment opportunity (EEO) procedures are followed, FTA requires grant recipients to submit written EEO plans to FTA for approval. FTA’s assessment of this requirement shows that formulating, submitting, and implementing EEO programs should minimally increase costs for FTA applicants and recipients. To determine a grantee’s compliance with applicable laws and requirements, grantee submissions are evaluated and analyzed based on the following criteria. First, an EEO program must include an EEO policy statement issued by the chief executive officer covering all employment practices, including recruitment, selection, promotions, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Jun 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 terminations, transfers, layoffs, compensation, training, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment. Second, the policy must be placed conspicuously so that employees, applicants, and the general public are aware of the agency’s EEO commitment. The data derived from written EEO and affirmative action plans will be used by the Office of Civil Rights in monitoring grantees’ compliance with applicable EEO laws and regulations. This monitoring and enforcement activity will ensure that minorities and women have equitable access to employment opportunities and that recipients of federal funds do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, creed, sex, national origin, age, or disability. Respondents: FTA grant recipients. Estimated Annual Burden on Respondents: 25 hours for each of the 97 EEO submissions. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,416 hours. Frequency: On occasion, every 3 years, annually. Title: Title VI as it Applies to FTA Grant Programs. Background: Section 601 of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states: ‘‘No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.’’ This information collection is required by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Title VI Regulation, 28 CFR Part 42, Subpart F (Section 42.406), and DOT Order 1000.12. FTA policies and requirements are designed to clarify and strengthen these regulations. This requirement is applicable to all applicants, recipients, and subrecipients receiving federal financial assistance. Experience has demonstrated that a program requirement at the application stage is necessary to assure that benefits and services are equitably distributed by grant recipients. The requirements prescribed by the Office of Civil Rights accomplish that objective while diminishing possible vestiges of discrimination among FTA grant recipients. FTA’s assessment of this requirement indicated that the formulation and implementation of the Title VI program should occur with a decrease in costs to such applicants and recipients. All FTA grant applicants, recipients, and subrecipients are required to submit applicable Title VI information to the FTA Office of Civil Rights for review and approval. If FTA did not conduct pre-award reviews, PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35875 solutions would not be generated in advance and program improvements could not be integrated into projects. FTA’s experience with pre-award reviews for all projects and grants suggests this method contributes to maximum efficiency and cost effectiveness of FTA dollars and has kept post-award complaints to a minimum. Moreover, the objective of the Title VI statute can be more easily attained and beneficiaries of FTA funded programs have a greater likelihood of receiving transit services and related benefits on a nondiscriminatory basis. Respondents: FTA grant recipients. Estimated Annual Burden on Respondents: 23 hours for each of the 316 Title VI programs. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,332 hours. Frequency: Annual. Issued: June 17, 2010. Ann M. Linnertz, Associate Administrator for Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–15108 Filed 6–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2010–0061] Information Collection Available for Public Comments and Recommendations ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD’s) intentions to request extension of approval for three years of a currently approved information collection. DATES: Comments should be submitted on or before August 23, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linden Houston, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590; Telephone: (202) 366–4839 or E-Mail: linden.houston@dot.gov. Copies of this collection can also be obtained from that office. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: Application for Conveyance of Port Facility Property, formerly, Port Facility Conveyance Information. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved information collection. OMB Control Number: 2133–0524. Form Numbers: MA–1047. E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 35876 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 120 / Wednesday, June 23, 2010 / Notices mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from date of approval by the Office of Management and Budget. Summary of Collection of Information: Public Law 103–160, which is included in 40 U.S.C. 554 authorizes the Department of Transportation to convey to public entities surplus Federal property needed for the development or operation of a port facility. The information collection will allow MARAD to approve the conveyance of property and administer the port facility conveyance program. Need and Use of the Information: The information collection is necessary for MARAD to determine whether (1) the community is committed to the redevelopment plan; (2) the plan is in the best interests of the public, and (3) the property is being used in accordance with the terms of the conveyance and applicable statutes and regulations. Description of Respondents: Eligible state and local public entities. Annual Responses: Ten respondents. Annual Burden: 440 burden hours. Comments: Comments should refer to the docket number that appears at the top of this document. Written comments may be submitted to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Comments may also be submitted by electronic means via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp. Specifically address whether this information collection is necessary for proper performance of the functions of the agency and will have practical utility, accuracy of the burden estimates, ways to minimize this burden, and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. All comments received will be available for examination at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT (or EST), Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. An electronic version of this document is available on the World Wide Web at http:// www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp. Privacy Act Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78) or you may visit http://www.regulations.gov/ search/index.jsp. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Jun 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 Authority: 49 CFR 1.66. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: June 17, 2010. Julie Agarwal, Acting Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–15115 Filed 6–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2010–0060] Information Collection Available for Public Comments and Recommendations ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD’s) intention to request extension of approval for three years of a currently approved information collection. DATES: Comments should be submitted on or before August 23, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Gordon, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–366–5468; or e-mail Michael.gordon@dot.gov. Copies of this collection also can be obtained from that office. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Maritime Administration (MARAD). Title of Collection: America’s Marine Highway Program. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved information collection. OMB Control Number: 2133–0541. Form Numbers: None. Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from date of approval by the Office of Management and Budget. Summary of Collection of Information: The Department of Transportation is soliciting applications for Marine Highway Projects as specified in the America’s Marine Highway Program Final Rule, MARAD– 2010–0035, published in the Federal Register on April 9, 2010. These applications must comply with the requirements of the referenced America’s Marine Highway Program Final Rule, and be submitted in accordance with the instructions contained in that Final Rule. This application period begins immediately upon publication of the Solicitation of Applications for Marine Highway PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Projects and is open through June 11, 2010. Need and Use of the Information: The information will be used by the Maritime Administration to evaluate and review applications being submitted for project designation. The review will assess factors such as project scope, impact, public benefit, environmental effect, offsetting costs, cost to the government (if any), the likelihood of long-term self-supporting operations, and its relationship with Marine Highway Corridors once designated. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government and Business or other for-profit. Annual Responses: 20 responses. Annual Burden: 200 hours. Comments: Comments should refer to the docket number that appears at the top of this document. Written comments may be submitted to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Comments also may be submitted by electronic means via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp. Specifically address whether this information collection is necessary for proper performance of the functions of the agency and will have practical utility, accuracy of the burden estimates, ways to minimize this burden, and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. All comments received will be available for examination at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT (or EST), Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. An electronic version of this document is available on the World Wide Web at http:// www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78) or you may visit http://www.regulations.gov/ search/index.jsp. Authority: 49 CFR 1.66. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: June 17, 2010. Julie Agarwal, Acting Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–15116 Filed 6–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 120 (Wednesday, June 23, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35875-35876]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-15115]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration

[Docket No. MARAD-2010-0061]


Information Collection Available for Public Comments and 
Recommendations

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Maritime Administration's (MARAD's) intentions to 
request extension of approval for three years of a currently approved 
information collection.

DATES: Comments should be submitted on or before August 23, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linden Houston, Maritime 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590; 
Telephone: (202) 366-4839 or E-Mail: linden.houston@dot.gov. Copies of 
this collection can also be obtained from that office.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: Application for 
Conveyance of Port Facility Property, formerly, Port Facility 
Conveyance Information.
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved information 
collection.
    OMB Control Number: 2133-0524.
    Form Numbers: MA-1047.

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    Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from date of approval by 
the Office of Management and Budget.
    Summary of Collection of Information: Public Law 103-160, which is 
included in 40 U.S.C. 554 authorizes the Department of Transportation 
to convey to public entities surplus Federal property needed for the 
development or operation of a port facility. The information collection 
will allow MARAD to approve the conveyance of property and administer 
the port facility conveyance program.
    Need and Use of the Information: The information collection is 
necessary for MARAD to determine whether (1) the community is committed 
to the redevelopment plan; (2) the plan is in the best interests of the 
public, and (3) the property is being used in accordance with the terms 
of the conveyance and applicable statutes and regulations.
    Description of Respondents: Eligible state and local public 
entities.
    Annual Responses: Ten respondents.
    Annual Burden: 440 burden hours.
    Comments: Comments should refer to the docket number that appears 
at the top of this document. Written comments may be submitted to the 
Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, 
SE., Washington, DC 20590. Comments may also be submitted by electronic 
means via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp. 
Specifically address whether this information collection is necessary 
for proper performance of the functions of the agency and will have 
practical utility, accuracy of the burden estimates, ways to minimize 
this burden, and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected. All comments received will be 
available for examination at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 
p.m. EDT (or EST), Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. An 
electronic version of this document is available on the World Wide Web 
at http://www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp.

Privacy Act

    Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments 
received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477-78) or you may visit 
http://www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp.

    Authority:  49 CFR 1.66.

    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

    Dated: June 17, 2010.
Julie Agarwal,
Acting Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2010-15115 Filed 6-22-10; 8:45 am]
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