Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection, 30422-30423 [2011-12998]

Download as PDF 30422 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 101 / Wednesday, May 25, 2011 / Notices authorized by Part A of Subtitle VII of the Revised Title 49 United States Code. FAR Part 91 prescribes rules governing the operation of aircraft (other than moored balloons, kites, rockets and unmanned free balloons) within the United States. The reporting and recordkeeping requirements prescribed by various sections of FAR Part 91 are necessary for FAA to assure compliance with these provisions. Respondents: Approximately 21,197 airmen, state or local governments, and businesses. Frequency: Information is collected on occasion. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 34 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 235,164 hours. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Ms. Carla Scott, Room 336, Federal Aviation Administration, AES–300, 950 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., Washington, DC 20024. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized 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. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 19, 2011. Carla Scott, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, AES–200. [FR Doc. 2011–12987 Filed 5–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Helena Regional Airport, Helena, Montana Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of Request to Release Airport Property. WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at Helena Regional Airport (HLN) under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 May 24, 2011 Jkt 223001 Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), now 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2). DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 24, 2011. ADDRESSES: Comments on this application may be mailed or delivered to the FAA at the following address: Mr. David S. Stelling, Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Northwest Mountain Region, Airports Division, Helena Airports District Office, 2725 Skyway Drive, Suite 2, Helena, Montana 59602. In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Mr. Ronald Mercer, Airport Director, Helena Regional Airport Authority (HRAA), at the following address: Mr. Ronald Mercer, Airport Director, Helena Regional Airport Authority, 2850 Skyway Drive, Helena, Montana 59602. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gary Gates, Airport Planner/ Engineer, Federal Aviation Administration, Northwest Mountain Region, Airports Division, Helena Airports District Office, 2725 Skyway Drive, Suite 2, Helena, Montana 59602. The request to release property may be reviewed, by appointment, in person at this same location. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA invites public comment on the request to release property at HLN under the provisions of the AIR 21 (49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2)). On May 16, 2011 the FAA determined that the May 10, 2011 request submitted by HRAA to release property at HLN meets the procedural requirements of the FAA. The FAA may approve the request, in whole or in part, no later than June 24, 2011. The following is a brief overview of the request: HRAA is proposing the release of approximately 2,337 square feet of nonaeronautical airport property at HLN to the State of Montana Department of Transportation, to be used as right-ofway for an improved turning lane from Custer Ave to Kelleher Drive in Helena, Montana. The road improvements are expected to be constructed in 2011 and 2012 and will provide improved access to HLN and the community. Any person may inspect, by appointment, the request in person at the FAA office listed above under the heading: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. In addition, any person may, upon appointment and request, inspect the PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 application, notice and other documents germane to the application in person at Airport Administration Office, Helena Regional Airport, Helena, Montana. Issued in Helena, Montana on May 16, 2011. David S. Stelling, Manager, Helena Airports District Office. [FR Doc. 2011–12996 Filed 5–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2011–0036] 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 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 December 29, 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 24, 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–2011–0036. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allen Greenberg at allen.greenberg@dot.gov or (202) 366– 2425, Office of Operations, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 101 / Wednesday, May 25, 2011 / Notices Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) Program initial stage research on the topic of Dynamic Ridesharing. Background: The Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) Program was established to conduct longer term, higher risk research that will result in potentially dramatic breakthroughs for improving the durability, efficiency, environmental performance, productivity, and safety of highway and intermodal transportation systems. To facilitate identification and assessment of higher-risk, breakthrough research topics, the Program conducts literature reviews, event scanning, and targeted convening. As part of an assessment of potential high-risk, breakthrough research on dynamic ridesharing, the EAR Program is conducting this collection of information on behavioral preferences using focus groups. As a response to the opening of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes in the Washington, D.C., metro area in the mid-1970s, a unique commuting phenomenon developed, commonly known as ‘‘slugging.’’ This type of single-trip dynamic carpooling evolved from drivers and passengers coming together to fulfill each party’s needs (e.g., allowing drivers to meet HOV requirements and thus use the express travel lanes while riders receive a free, potentially faster trip to work). Academic and entrepreneurial types alike are looking at ways to facilitate dynamic ridesharing through technological means. Some suggestions for enhancing dynamic ridesharing include website forums that connect drivers with riders and Smartphone applications that would allow drivers and riders to register and connect with each other. These efforts build off of the success of three meeting-place based dynamic ridesharing systems that exist in Houston, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. The three systems have no formal leadership or management; rather they have evolved to fulfill a need for carpools created by the presence of HOV lanes. These naturally occurring dynamic ridesharing systems operate by having drivers and riders meet at central, easily accessible locations, such as park-and-ride lots where they create instantaneous carpools based on desired destinations. The sluglines are highly successful and have existed for a long time (30+ years in the case of DC.), and they are a critical component to these robust dynamic ridesharing systems which serve thousands of commuters each VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 May 24, 2011 Jkt 223001 weekday. Despite their success and interesting nature, exploring dynamic ridesharing programs warrant further evaluation. Focus group participants will be recruited based on a number of criteria. The primary factors are whether participants have utilized dynamic carpooling, the frequency of their use and whether they use dynamic ridesharing to commute to work. Participants would not be representing their place of work, and they would be asked to participate as members of the public on their own time outside of work hours. Respondents: The Focus Group will send approximately 108 participants on a three-city tour (Washington, DC; San Francisco, CA; and Houston, TX) to study the informal, dynamic carpooling systems in each city. The government expects the contractor to recruit slugging/casual carpooling participants in each city. Frequency: Annually Estimated Average Burden per Response: There will be approximately 9 focus groups total (3 in each city); with each group consisting of 12 participants with a time commitment of 1.5 hours each person. The screening for potential participants will take approximately 5 minutes per person. There will be approximately 108 participants. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: The annual burden for the Focus Group would be between 162 hours. The annual burden for screening participants will be 9 hours. Annual Total = 171 hours. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued On: May 19, 2011. Juli Huynh, Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division. [FR Doc. 2011–12998 Filed 5–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports, Forms, and Record keeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30423 Collection Request (ICR) abstracted regarding the Procedures for Selecting Lines to be Covered by the Theft Prevention Standard 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 February 4, 2011 (76 FR 6512). The agency received no comments. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 24, 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, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Departments’ 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: Carlita Ballard at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Programs (NVS–131), 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., West Building, Room W43–439, NVS–131, Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Ballard’s telephone number is (202) 366–5222. Please identify the relevant collection of information by referring to its OMB Control Number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Title: Procedures for Selecting Lines to be Covered by the Theft Prevention Standard (49 CFR 542). OMB Control Number: 2127–0539. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Manufacturers of light duty trucks must identify new model introductions that are likely to be hightheft lines as defined in 49 U.S.C. 33104. In 1984, Congress enacted the Motor Vehicle Theft Law Enforcement E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2011-0036]


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 December 29, 
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 24, 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-2011-0036.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allen Greenberg at 
allen.greenberg@dot.gov or (202) 366-2425, Office of Operations, 
Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590,

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Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) Program initial stage 
research on the topic of Dynamic Ridesharing.
    Background: The Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) Program was 
established to conduct longer term, higher risk research that will 
result in potentially dramatic breakthroughs for improving the 
durability, efficiency, environmental performance, productivity, and 
safety of highway and intermodal transportation systems. To facilitate 
identification and assessment of higher-risk, breakthrough research 
topics, the Program conducts literature reviews, event scanning, and 
targeted convening. As part of an assessment of potential high-risk, 
breakthrough research on dynamic ridesharing, the EAR Program is 
conducting this collection of information on behavioral preferences 
using focus groups.
    As a response to the opening of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes 
in the Washington, D.C., metro area in the mid-1970s, a unique 
commuting phenomenon developed, commonly known as ``slugging.'' This 
type of single-trip dynamic carpooling evolved from drivers and 
passengers coming together to fulfill each party's needs (e.g., 
allowing drivers to meet HOV requirements and thus use the express 
travel lanes while riders receive a free, potentially faster trip to 
work). Academic and entrepreneurial types alike are looking at ways to 
facilitate dynamic ridesharing through technological means. Some 
suggestions for enhancing dynamic ridesharing include website forums 
that connect drivers with riders and Smartphone applications that would 
allow drivers and riders to register and connect with each other. These 
efforts build off of the success of three meeting-place based dynamic 
ridesharing systems that exist in Houston, San Francisco, and 
Washington, DC. The three systems have no formal leadership or 
management; rather they have evolved to fulfill a need for carpools 
created by the presence of HOV lanes. These naturally occurring dynamic 
ridesharing systems operate by having drivers and riders meet at 
central, easily accessible locations, such as park-and-ride lots where 
they create instantaneous carpools based on desired destinations. The 
sluglines are highly successful and have existed for a long time (30+ 
years in the case of DC.), and they are a critical component to these 
robust dynamic ridesharing systems which serve thousands of commuters 
each weekday. Despite their success and interesting nature, exploring 
dynamic ridesharing programs warrant further evaluation.
    Focus group participants will be recruited based on a number of 
criteria. The primary factors are whether participants have utilized 
dynamic carpooling, the frequency of their use and whether they use 
dynamic ridesharing to commute to work. Participants would not be 
representing their place of work, and they would be asked to 
participate as members of the public on their own time outside of work 
hours.
    Respondents: The Focus Group will send approximately 108 
participants on a three-city tour (Washington, DC; San Francisco, CA; 
and Houston, TX) to study the informal, dynamic carpooling systems in 
each city. The government expects the contractor to recruit slugging/
casual carpooling participants in each city.
    Frequency: Annually
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: There will be approximately 
9 focus groups total (3 in each city); with each group consisting of 12 
participants with a time commitment of 1.5 hours each person. The 
screening for potential participants will take approximately 5 minutes 
per person. There will be approximately 108 participants.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: The annual burden for the 
Focus Group would be between 162 hours. The annual burden for screening 
participants will be 9 hours.
    Annual Total = 171 hours.

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

    Issued On: May 19, 2011.
Juli Huynh,
Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division.
[FR Doc. 2011-12998 Filed 5-24-11; 8:45 am]
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