Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection, 28299-28300 [2011-11976]

Download as PDF 28299 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 94 / Monday, May 16, 2011 / Notices Method of information collection Number of respondents Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated annual burden (hours) Personal Interview (SSA field office) ............................................................... Paper Form (mailed) ........................................................................................ 147,000 39,000 1 1 30 45 73,500 29,250 Totals ........................................................................................................ 186,000 ........................ ........................ 102,750 Dated: May 11, 2011. Faye Lipsky, Reports Clearance Officer, Center for Reports Clearance, Social Security Administration. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2011–0035] [FR Doc. 2011–11958 Filed 5–13–11; 8:45 am] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection BILLING CODE 4191–02–P Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. 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Consistent with the determination in section 10 of Executive Order 13224 that ‘‘prior notice to persons determined to be subject to the Order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States would render ineffectual the blocking and other measures authorized in the Order because of the ability to transfer funds instantaneously,’’ I determine that no prior notice needs to be provided to any person subject to this determination who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, because to do so would render ineffectual the measures authorized in the Order. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: April 1, 2011. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2011–11996 Filed 5–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–10–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 May 13, 2011 Jkt 223001 The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval for a new information collection, which is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on August 19, 2010. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by June 15, 2011. 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 FHWA’s performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (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. All comments should include the Docket number FHWA–2011–0135. 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 the 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 (ages 16–29) 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 Transportation Policy Studies, will examine 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 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 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 E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1 28300 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 94 / Monday, May 16, 2011 / Notices 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. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued On: May 3, 2011. Juli Huynh Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division. [FR Doc. 2011–11976 Filed 5–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2010–0124] Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. 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 has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on September 3, 2010, at 75 FR 54217. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 15, 2011. ADDRESSES: 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: NHTSA Desk Officer. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 May 13, 2011 Jkt 223001 including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A Comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kil-Jae Hong, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., W52–232, NPO–520, Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Hong’s telephone number is (202) 493–0524 and e-mail address is kiljae.hong@dot.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents, go to https://www.regulations.gov, or the street address listed above. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, NHTSA previously conducted a public meeting and opened a docket for a 60-day comment period. Based upon comments at the public meeting and to the docket, NHTSA revised its research plan. This notice announces that the ICR abstracted below has been forwarded to OMB for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. This is a request for new collection. Title: 49 CFR 575—Consumer Information Regulations (section 106) Qualitative Research—Focus Groups. OMB Control Number: Not Assigned. Form Number: None. Type of Request: New collection. Affected Public: Passenger vehicle tire consumers and tire retailers. Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from approval date. Abstract: The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), enacted in December 2007, included a requirement that NHTSA develop a national tire fuel efficiency program to educate consumers about the effect of tires on automobile fuel efficiency, safety and durability. A critical step in developing the consumer information program is to conduct proper market research to understand consumers’ knowledge of tire maintenance and performance, understand the tire purchase process from both the consumer and retailer’s perspectives, evaluate comprehension of ratings, explore the clarity, meaningfulness and PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the likely resulting behaviors, and evaluate the creative and the channels for communication. NHTSA proposes a multi-phased research project to gather the data and apply analyses and results from the project to develop the consumer information program. The entire research plan is posted to this docket. Estimated Annual Burden: 108. Number of Respondents: 72. NHTSA will conduct two research phases. For the first phase, NHTSA will conduct two types of qualitative research. One research project will consist of two (2) focus groups in three (3) cities. Each group will have eight (8) participants and will last two (2) hours for a total of 96 participant hours. (72 potential respondents will be contacted for initial screening calls to determine the actual focus group participants. Calls should not be more than 10 minutes each for an estimated 12 burden hours.) This is the project which is the subject of this notice. For the second research project in this phase, NHTSA will conduct on-site interviews at various tire retailers. NHTSA anticipates 30 respondents, with each interview taking 30 minutes for a total of approximately 15 participant hours. This project is addressed by a separate notice published today. The results of both projects in this research phase will be used to finalize the content of an online survey NHTSA will conduct in the second research phase. On September 3, 2010 (75 FR 54217), NHTSA published the required 60-day notice requesting comments on both projects in the first research phase.1 NHTSA received six comments in response to this notice: One unsigned, one each from LANXESS Corporation, Tire Industry Association (TIA), and Michelin North America and two from Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA). LANXESS Corporation (a specialty chemicals company) and TIA indicated their support of this information collection request, noting the importance of providing consumers with related information, while the unsigned comment was opposed to this spending, but did not provide a reason why. RMA offered detailed comments on the contents of the research package. A more extensive discussion of the comments received and changes NHTSA has made to the research plan can be found in the supporting 1 NHTSA published an amendment to this notice on September 27, 2010 (75 FR 59319) and extended the comment period in a notice published on November 24, 2010 (75 FR 71789). E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 94 (Monday, May 16, 2011)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-11976]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2011-0035]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments 
for a New Information Collection

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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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 a new 
information collection, which is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day 
public comment period on this information collection on August 19, 
2010. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Please submit comments by June 15, 2011.

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 
FHWA's performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (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. All comments should include the 
Docket number FHWA-2011-0135.

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 the 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 (ages 16-29) 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 Transportation Policy Studies, will examine 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 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 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

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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.

    Authority:  The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48.

    Issued On: May 3, 2011.
Juli Huynh
Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division.
[FR Doc. 2011-11976 Filed 5-13-11; 8:45 am]
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