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Download as PDF 51328 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 160 / Thursday, August 19, 2010 / Notices U.S.C. 1382 and 1384) and procedures governing proceedings to enforce these provisions. Answers may be filed within 21 days after the filing of the application. Docket Number: DOT–OST–2010– 0198. Date Filed: August 3, 2010. Parties: Members of the International Air Transport Association. Subject: Mail Vote 642—Resolutions: 024a—Establishing Passenger Fares and Related Charges; 024e—Rules for Payment of Local Currency Fares (Memo 1578). Intended effective date: 1 December 2010. Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, Federal Register Liaison. [FR Doc. 2010–20577 Filed 8–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2010–0106] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval for a new information collection: SAFETEA–LU Section 6009 Phase 2 Implementation Study Survey. The Federal Register notice with a 60day public comment period soliciting comments on this information collection was published on June 2, 2010. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by September 20, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may send comments within 30 days to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention DOT Desk Officer. You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the U.S. DOT’s performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the U.S. DOT to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:05 Aug 18, 2010 Jkt 220001 and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized, including the use of electronic technology, without reducing the quality of the collected information. All comments should include the Docket number FHWA–2010–0106. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Braegelmann, (202) 366–1701, FHWA Office of Project Development and Environmental Review, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: SAFETEA–LU Section 6009 Phase 2 Implementation Study Survey. Background: Section 6009 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) amended existing Section 4(f) legislation to simplify the process and approval of projects that have only de minimis impacts on lands protected by Section 4(f). SAFETEA–LU also required the U.S. DOT to promulgate regulations to clarify the factors to be considered and the standards to be applied in determining the prudence and feasibility of alternatives that avoid uses of Section 4(f) properties. As mandated in the legislation, U.S. DOT conducted a study on the implementation of new Section 4(f) provisions and its amendments (herein referred to as Phase I). During development of the Phase I study, U.S. DOT determined that sufficient information would not be available during Phase I to adequately evaluate the new prudent and feasible standards. Based on this fact, along with recommendations provided by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) on strengthening the Phase I findings, U.S. DOT is requesting approval to sponsor a one-time survey on implementation of Section 6009 and its amendments. The U.S. DOT and John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) have designed the survey and will submit the survey plan and its associated information collection burden to OMB for approval. The information collection supports the U.S. DOT’s Environmental Stewardship Strategic Goal. U.S. DOT will be better able to evaluate how SAFETEA–LU Section 6009 may improve environmental decision-making and expedite environmental reviews of transportation infrastructure projects. The survey will solicit information on: (1) The post-construction effectiveness of impact mitigation and PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 avoidance commitments adopted as part of projects where a Section 4(f) de minimis impact finding or Section 4(f) finding under the revised Section 4(f) regulations was made; and (2) the processes developed to address the Section 4(f) de minimis impacts and revise the feasible and prudent standards and the efficiencies that may result. U.S. DOT will use the results to evaluate the effectiveness and any resulting efficiencies of SAFETEA–LU Section 6009 and its amendments. Respondents: The proposed survey will be a web-based survey located on the Survey Monkey Web site (https:// www.surveymonkey.com). Staff members at state and local transportation agencies and transportation authorities, State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO), Federal, state and local agencies with jurisdiction over park, recreation areas, or wildlife and waterfowl refuges, and citizen/advocacy groups will be asked to complete the survey. U.S. DOT estimates that approximately 120 participants (30 state DOTs, 15 transit and other transportation agencies, 25 SHPOs, 25 park and recreation officials, and 25 citizen groups) will complete the survey. Frequency: This is a one-time collection. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 20 minutes per participant for the one-time survey. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Approximately 40 hours. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued On: August 11, 2010. Juli Huynh, Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division. [FR Doc. 2010–20538 Filed 8–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2010–0107] Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of request for approval of a new information collection. AGENCY: The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 160 / Thursday, August 19, 2010 / Notices (OMB) approval of a new 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 October 18, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number 2010–0107 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. 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. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Contrino, 202–366–5060, or Erica Interrante, 202–366–5048, Office of Transportation Policy Studies, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: The Next Generation of Travel Focus Groups. Background: The awareness and use of new technologies, communication and travel options, as well as social norms will influence transportation needs of the future. As Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) considers the future outlook of an improved National Highway System, the transportation behaviors, perspectives and needs of the younger traveler cohort is a topic of study the agency is pursuing to better evaluate future planning and policy options. The Next Generation of Travel study, being performed through the agency’s Office of Policy Transportation Studies division, will be studying existing and future travel patterns, as well as how new vehicle and transportation-related technologies affect generations and the future of personal travel. Certain generational implications on transportation that FHWA will be exploring include the following: mode choice, trip type and rates, travel time VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:05 Aug 18, 2010 Jkt 220001 and distances, vehicle ownership and characteristics, vehicle occupancy, vehicle availability, travel costs, personal income, worker status, home and work location, life cycle, internet usage and telecommuting. FHWA will be conducting a series of focus groups with individuals in the U.S. to gain additional understanding into the travel activities, choices and views of transportation by the traveling public. The focus groups will provide important information about the next several generations of travelers, playing a critical role in informing on the outcomes of the data analysis, the accuracy of the traveler profiles, and other new or emerging norms and perspectives not identified in previous work. The information collected will also be used to identify new and emerging travel behavior, perspectives and social norms not covered through the statistical analysis. This is the first time that FHWA will be conducting a study on this topic. Respondents: Approximately 20 focus groups made up of 8–10 participants each from U.S. households will be held in different regions across the country. The focus groups will include participants from all the age cohorts; however, at least half of the focus groups will be made up of participants 16–29 years of age. The estimated total number of respondents is 200. Frequency: The series of focus groups will be conducted once. No individual will participate in the focus groups more than once. The focus groups will be conducted during calendar year 2011. Estimated Average Burden per Response: The estimated average burden per respondent is 60 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: The estimated total annual burden for the focus group series is 200 hours. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the U.S. DOT’s performance, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the U.S. DOT’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (3) ways 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. PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51329 Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued on: August 11, 2010. Juli Huynh, Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division. [FR Doc. 2010–20539 Filed 8–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on May 26, 2010 (75 FR 29487). Comments: Comments should be directed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725–17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention NHTSA Desk Officer. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard forms. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 20, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Piazza, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of the Chief Counsel (NCC–111), (202) 366–9511, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Title: Criminal Penalty Safe Harbor Provision. OMB Control Number: 2127–0609. Frequency: We believe that there will be very few criminal prosecutions under 49 U.S.C. 30170, given the lack of prosecutions under the statute to date. Accordingly, it is not likely to be a substantial motivating force for a submission of a corrected report in E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2010-0107]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for 
Approval of a New Information Collection

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of request for approval of a new information collection.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to 
request the Office of Management and Budget's

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(OMB) approval of a new 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 October 18, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number 
2010-0107 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.
    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. ET, Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Contrino, 202-366-5060, or 
Erica Interrante, 202-366-5048, Office of Transportation Policy 
Studies, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: The Next Generation of Travel Focus Groups.
    Background: The awareness and use of new technologies, 
communication and travel options, as well as social norms will 
influence transportation needs of the future. As Federal Highway 
Administration (FHWA) considers the future outlook of an improved 
National Highway System, the transportation behaviors, perspectives and 
needs of the younger traveler cohort is a topic of study the agency is 
pursuing to better evaluate future planning and policy options.
    The Next Generation of Travel study, being performed through the 
agency's Office of Policy Transportation Studies division, will be 
studying existing and future travel patterns, as well as how new 
vehicle and transportation-related technologies affect generations and 
the future of personal travel. Certain generational implications on 
transportation that FHWA will be exploring include the following: mode 
choice, trip type and rates, travel time and distances, vehicle 
ownership and characteristics, vehicle occupancy, vehicle availability, 
travel costs, personal income, worker status, home and work location, 
life cycle, internet usage and telecommuting.
    FHWA will be conducting a series of focus groups with individuals 
in the U.S. to gain additional understanding into the travel 
activities, choices and views of transportation by the traveling 
public. The focus groups will provide important information about the 
next several generations of travelers, playing a critical role in 
informing on the outcomes of the data analysis, the accuracy of the 
traveler profiles, and other new or emerging norms and perspectives not 
identified in previous work. The information collected will also be 
used to identify new and emerging travel behavior, perspectives and 
social norms not covered through the statistical analysis. This is the 
first time that FHWA will be conducting a study on this topic.
    Respondents: Approximately 20 focus groups made up of 8-10 
participants each from U.S. households will be held in different 
regions across the country. The focus groups will include participants 
from all the age cohorts; however, at least half of the focus groups 
will be made up of participants 16-29 years of age. The estimated total 
number of respondents is 200.
    Frequency: The series of focus groups will be conducted once. No 
individual will participate in the focus groups more than once. The 
focus groups will be conducted during calendar year 2011.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: The estimated average burden 
per respondent is 60 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: The estimated total annual 
burden for the focus group series is 200 hours.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the U.S. DOT's performance, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the 
accuracy of the U.S. DOT's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
information collection; (3) ways 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: August 11, 2010.
Juli Huynh,
Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division.
[FR Doc. 2010-20539 Filed 8-18-10; 8:45 am]
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