Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements, 21422-21423 [2011-9130]

Download as PDF 21422 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 73 / Friday, April 15, 2011 / Notices the stated agency policy should be revised to permit the kind of air service incentive program proposed by the Clark County Department of Aviation. Issued in Washington, DC on April 11, 2011. Randall Fiertz, Director, Airport Compliance and Operations. [FR Doc. 2011–9229 Filed 4–14–11; 8:45 am] and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Issued on March 30, 2011. J. Don Martinez, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Santa Fe, New Mexico. [FR Doc. 2011–9124 Filed 4–14–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice To Rescind a Notice of Intent to Prepare a Tiered Environmental Impact Statement The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public and other agencies that the Notice of Intent published January 16, 2009, DOCID: fr16ja09–155, to prepare a tiered EIS for the Northwest Loop in Sandoval and Bernalillo Counties, New Mexico, is being rescinded. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Greg Heitmann, Environmental Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, New Mexico Division Office, 4001 Office Court Drive, Suite 801, Santa Fe, NM 87507 Telephone (505) 820–2027. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The scope of the project has been adjusted to include only the construction of a 2-lane all-weather roadway within existing right-of-way owned by Sandoval County. The project will begin 3.06 miles north of the Bernalillo County line and extend north for 2.12 miles to Alice King Way. The proposed roadway will consist of two 12-ft driving lanes and 3.7-ft shoulders. The roadway will have a gravel surface and will be designed to meet a design speed of 50 miles per hour. Drainage improvements will be provided where the roadway crosses existing water flows. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, as amended, FHWA, in cooperation with the NMDOT, is preparing a categorical exclusion for the proposed improvements. While hard copy comments are preferred, comments by electronic mail may be sent to Greg.Heitmann@dot.gov. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning Jkt 223001 [U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA–2011–0046] National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of information. AGENCY: SUMMARY: 16:58 Apr 14, 2011 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice to Rescind a Notice of Intent to Prepare a Tiered Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document describes an Information Collection Request (ICR) for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted on or before June 14, 2011. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation Dockets, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590. You may also submit comments electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov. All comments should refer to the Docket No. NHTSA– 2011–0046. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Cicchino, PhD, Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative, Office of Behavioral Safety Research (NTI–131), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., W46–491, Washington, DC, 20590. Dr. Cicchino’s phone number is 202–366–2752 and her e-mail address is jessica.cicchino@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB for DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 approval, it must publish a document in the Federal Register providing a 60-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information. The OMB has promulgated regulations describing what must be included in such a document. Under OMB’s regulations (at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)), an agency must ask for public comment on the following: (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks public comment on the following proposed collection of information: Title: Evaluation of Impaired Riding Interventions. Type of Request: New information collection request. OMB Clearance Number: None. Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard forms. Requested Expiration Date of Approval: 3 years from date of approval. Summary of the Collection of Information: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposes to collect information from the public to evaluate intervention programs in multiple locations designed to reduce impaired motorcycle riding. NHTSA anticipates that the programs will take place over the 2012 riding season. In-person interviews will be conducted with motorcycle riders in up to 4 program sites, and in up to 2 control sites not carrying out an intervention. Motorcycle riders will be interviewed at locations within the sites where riders congregate. Interview length will average 5 minutes and will collect information on attitudes, awareness, knowledge, and behavior related to the intervention. The interviews will follow a pre-post design where they are administered prior to the implementation of the intervention and after its conclusion. Up E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 73 / Friday, April 15, 2011 / Notices to 2 waves of program activity are planned in each program site, and thus interviews will be administered a maximum of 4 times in each site (before and after each of 2 program waves). Sample size will be up to 500 riders per interview administration, for a total maximum of 12,000 riders. For interventions where a pre-post design would not be possible (i.e., interventions that are conducted in conjunction with an infrequentlyoccurring event), the interviews will follow a test-control design where they are administered during the intervention in the program site, and in a control site that did not experience an intervention. The proposed interviews will be anonymous. Participation by respondents will be voluntary. Need and Use of Information: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was established to reduce the mounting number of deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes on the Nation’s highways. As part of this statutory mandate, NHTSA is authorized to conduct research as a foundation for the development of motor vehicle standards and traffic safety programs. The heavy toll that impaired driving exacts on the Nation in fatalities, injuries, and economic costs is well documented. Impaired motorcycle riding has also been an increasing concern on our Nation’s roads. Motorcycle fatalities in the US decreased in 2009 for the first time after steadily increasing for 11 years; however, even with this decline, the number of motorcycle fatalities in 2009 was nearly double that from a decade earlier. Alcohol impairment is a factor that contributes to a substantial proportion of fatal motorcycle crashes. In 2009, 30% of motorcycle riders fatally injured in crashes had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above .08 g/dL, which is per se evidence of impaired riding in all States. Forty-two percent of riders who died in singlevehicle crashes in 2009, and 63% of riders who died in single-vehicle crashes on weekend nights, had a BAC of .08 g/dL or higher. In 2012, NHTSA anticipates sponsoring demonstration projects in multiple sites to conduct interventions with the purpose of reducing impaired motorcycle riding. NHTSA plans to evaluate these interventions to determine their effectiveness. A key component of this evaluation effort will use brief interviews to assess motorcycle riders’ knowledge of the intervention, self-reported drinking and riding behavior, and belief that alcohol- VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Apr 14, 2011 Jkt 223001 impaired driving laws are enforced for all motorists, including motorcycle riders in the areas in which the interventions will occur. The findings from this proposed collection of information will assist NHTSA in addressing the problem of alcohol-impaired motorcycle riding. NHTSA will use the findings to help focus current programs and activities to achieve the greatest benefit, to develop new programs to decrease the likelihood of impaired riding, and to provide informational support to States, localities, and law enforcement agencies that will aid them in their efforts to reduce impaired motorcycle crashes. Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number, and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information): Under this proposed effort, NHTSA intends to conduct up to 12,000 face-to-face interviews with motorcycle riders. Interview length will average 5 minutes, and each member of the sample would complete one interview. Businesses would be ineligible for the sample and would not be interviewed. Interviews will be conducted in a maximum of 4 demonstration sites and 2 control sites, with up to 4 interview administrations occurring in each site (baseline and post-intervention surveys before and after each of 2 program waves). Up to 500 motorcycle riders will be interviewed at each site during each interview administration. Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Record Keeping Burden Resulting from the Collection of Information: NHTSA estimates the respondents in the sample will require an average of 5 minutes to complete the interviews. Thus, for the 12,000 respondents, the estimated reporting burden hours on the general public will be a maximum of 1,000 hours, over one year. The respondents will not incur any record-keeping burden or recordkeeping cost from the information collection. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Jeffrey Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2011–9130 Filed 4–14–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P PO 00000 21423 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2011–0063] Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA); DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal pipeline safety laws, PHMSA is publishing this notice of special permit requests we have received from several pipeline operators, seeking relief from compliance with certain requirements in the Federal pipeline safety regulations. This notice seeks public comments on these requests, including comments on any safety or environmental impacts. At the conclusion of the 30-day comment period, PHMSA will evaluate the requests and determine whether to grant or deny a special permit. DATES: Submit any comments regarding these special permit requests by May 16, 2011. ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the docket numbers for the specific special permit request and may be submitted in the following ways: • E-Gov Web Site: http:// www.Regulations.gov. This site allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice issued by any agency. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management System: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Docket Management System: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, 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. Instructions: You should identify the docket number for the special permit request you are commenting on at the beginning of your comments. If you submit your comments by mail, please submit two copies. To receive confirmation that PHMSA has received your comments, please include a selfaddressed stamped postcard. Internet users may submit comments at http:// www.Regulations.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 73 (Friday, April 15, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21422-21423]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-9130]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA-2011-0046]


Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT.

ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of 
information.

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SUMMARY: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from 
the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), before seeking OMB approval, 
Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of 
information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously 
approved collections.
    This document describes an Information Collection Request (ICR) for 
which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 14, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation Dockets, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 
20590. You may also submit comments electronically at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments should refer to the Docket No. NHTSA-
2011-0046.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Cicchino, PhD, Contracting 
Officer's Technical Representative, Office of Behavioral Safety 
Research (NTI-131), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., W46-491, Washington, DC, 20590. Dr. 
Cicchino's phone number is 202-366-2752 and her e-mail address is 
jessica.cicchino@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB 
for approval, it must publish a document in the Federal Register 
providing a 60-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of 
the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of 
information. The OMB has promulgated regulations describing what must 
be included in such a document. Under OMB's regulations (at 5 CFR 
1320.8(d)), an agency must ask for public comment on the following:
    (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (ii) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (iii) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (iv) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses.
    In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks public comment on 
the following proposed collection of information:
    Title: Evaluation of Impaired Riding Interventions.
    Type of Request: New information collection request.
    OMB Clearance Number: None.
    Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard forms.
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval: 3 years from date of 
approval.
    Summary of the Collection of Information: The National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposes to collect information 
from the public to evaluate intervention programs in multiple locations 
designed to reduce impaired motorcycle riding. NHTSA anticipates that 
the programs will take place over the 2012 riding season. In-person 
interviews will be conducted with motorcycle riders in up to 4 program 
sites, and in up to 2 control sites not carrying out an intervention. 
Motorcycle riders will be interviewed at locations within the sites 
where riders congregate. Interview length will average 5 minutes and 
will collect information on attitudes, awareness, knowledge, and 
behavior related to the intervention.
    The interviews will follow a pre-post design where they are 
administered prior to the implementation of the intervention and after 
its conclusion. Up

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to 2 waves of program activity are planned in each program site, and 
thus interviews will be administered a maximum of 4 times in each site 
(before and after each of 2 program waves). Sample size will be up to 
500 riders per interview administration, for a total maximum of 12,000 
riders.
    For interventions where a pre-post design would not be possible 
(i.e., interventions that are conducted in conjunction with an 
infrequently-occurring event), the interviews will follow a test-
control design where they are administered during the intervention in 
the program site, and in a control site that did not experience an 
intervention. The proposed interviews will be anonymous. Participation 
by respondents will be voluntary.
    Need and Use of Information: The National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration (NHTSA) was established to reduce the mounting number of 
deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle 
crashes on the Nation's highways. As part of this statutory mandate, 
NHTSA is authorized to conduct research as a foundation for the 
development of motor vehicle standards and traffic safety programs.
    The heavy toll that impaired driving exacts on the Nation in 
fatalities, injuries, and economic costs is well documented. Impaired 
motorcycle riding has also been an increasing concern on our Nation's 
roads. Motorcycle fatalities in the US decreased in 2009 for the first 
time after steadily increasing for 11 years; however, even with this 
decline, the number of motorcycle fatalities in 2009 was nearly double 
that from a decade earlier. Alcohol impairment is a factor that 
contributes to a substantial proportion of fatal motorcycle crashes. In 
2009, 30% of motorcycle riders fatally injured in crashes had a blood 
alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above .08 g/dL, which is per se 
evidence of impaired riding in all States. Forty-two percent of riders 
who died in single-vehicle crashes in 2009, and 63% of riders who died 
in single-vehicle crashes on weekend nights, had a BAC of .08 g/dL or 
higher.
    In 2012, NHTSA anticipates sponsoring demonstration projects in 
multiple sites to conduct interventions with the purpose of reducing 
impaired motorcycle riding. NHTSA plans to evaluate these interventions 
to determine their effectiveness. A key component of this evaluation 
effort will use brief interviews to assess motorcycle riders' knowledge 
of the intervention, self-reported drinking and riding behavior, and 
belief that alcohol-impaired driving laws are enforced for all 
motorists, including motorcycle riders in the areas in which the 
interventions will occur.
    The findings from this proposed collection of information will 
assist NHTSA in addressing the problem of alcohol-impaired motorcycle 
riding. NHTSA will use the findings to help focus current programs and 
activities to achieve the greatest benefit, to develop new programs to 
decrease the likelihood of impaired riding, and to provide 
informational support to States, localities, and law enforcement 
agencies that will aid them in their efforts to reduce impaired 
motorcycle crashes.
    Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number, 
and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information): 
Under this proposed effort, NHTSA intends to conduct up to 12,000 face-
to-face interviews with motorcycle riders. Interview length will 
average 5 minutes, and each member of the sample would complete one 
interview. Businesses would be ineligible for the sample and would not 
be interviewed. Interviews will be conducted in a maximum of 4 
demonstration sites and 2 control sites, with up to 4 interview 
administrations occurring in each site (baseline and post-intervention 
surveys before and after each of 2 program waves). Up to 500 motorcycle 
riders will be interviewed at each site during each interview 
administration.
    Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Record Keeping Burden 
Resulting from the Collection of Information: NHTSA estimates the 
respondents in the sample will require an average of 5 minutes to 
complete the interviews. Thus, for the 12,000 respondents, the 
estimated reporting burden hours on the general public will be a 
maximum of 1,000 hours, over one year. The respondents will not incur 
any record-keeping burden or record-keeping cost from the information 
collection.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).

Jeffrey Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2011-9130 Filed 4-14-11; 8:45 am]
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