Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Renewal of Two Previously Approved Information Collection, 77586-77587 [2011-31992]

Download as PDF 77586 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 239 / Tuesday, December 13, 2011 / Notices srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES forms, may be found on the FAA Web site at: https://www.faa.gov/airports/aip/ procurement/ federal_contract_provisions/at the tab entitled, Airport Lighting and Navigation Aid Equipment Request For Qualifications. The FAA wants to determine if there is sufficient quantity of domestic manufacturers capable of meeting the FAA technical requirements. If the FAA cannot find that there are USA manufacturers, it will issue a nationwide waiver to the foreign manufacturers identified as being capable of meeting the technical requirements. Technical Requirements: FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5345–46D, Specification for Runway and Taxiway Light Fixtures provides the technical requirements for the L–850A, L–850B, L–852K and L–852S lighting equipment. 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Items that have been granted a ‘‘nationwide waiver’’ can be found on the FAA Web site at: https:// www.faa.gov/airports/aip/procurement/ federal_contract_provisions/at the tab entitled, Equipment Meeting Buy American Requirements. Issued in Washington, DC on December 7, 2011. Frank J. San Martin, Manager, Airports Financial Assistance Division. [FR Doc. 2011–31993 Filed 12–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE;P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:25 Dec 12, 2011 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2011–0126] Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Renewal of Two Previously Approved 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 to renew two information collections, which are summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on October 11, 2010. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by January 12, 2012. 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–2011–0126. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title1: A Guide to Reporting Highway Statistics. OMB Control Number: 2125–0032. Abstract: A Guide to Reporting Highway Statistics provides for the collection of information by describing policies and procedures for assembling highway related data from the existing files of State agencies. The data includes motor-vehicle registration and fees, motor-fuel use and taxation, driver licensing, and highway taxation and finance. Federal, State, and local governments use the data for transportation policy discussions and decisions. Motor-fuel data are used in SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 attributing receipts to the Highway Trust Fund and subsequently in the apportionment formula that are used to distribute Federal-aid Highway Funds. The data are published annually in the FHWA’s Highway Statistics. Information from Highway Statistics is used in the joint FHWA and Federal Transit Administration required biennial report to Congress, Status of the Nation’s Highways, Bridges, and Transit: Conditions and Performance, which contrasts present status to future investment needs. Respondents: State and local governments of the 50 States, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Estimated Average Burden per Response: The estimated average reporting burden per response for the annual collection and processing of the data is 825 hours for each of the States (including local governments), the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Estimated Total Annual Burden: The estimated total annual burden for all respondents is 42,900 hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ralph Erickson, (202) 366–9235, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Policy, Office of Highway Policy Information, Highway Funding and Motor Fuels Division (HPPI–10), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Title 2: Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS). OMB Control Number: 2125–0028. Abstract: The HPMS data that is collected is used for management decisions that affect transportation, including estimates of the Nation’s future highway needs and assessments of highway system performance. The information is used by the FHWA to develop and implement legislation and by State and Federal transportation officials to adequately plan, design, and administer effective, safe, and efficient transportation systems. This data is essential to the FHWA and Congress in evaluating the effectiveness of the Federal-aid highway program. The HPMS also provides miles, lane-miles and travel components of the Federalaid Highway Fund apportionment formulae. The data that is required by the HPMS has recently been reassessed and streamlined by the FHWA. Respondents: State governments of the 50 States, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Estimated Average Burden per Response: The estimated average burden E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 239 / Tuesday, December 13, 2011 / Notices per response for the annual collection and processing of the HPMS data is 1,800 hours for each State, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Estimated Total Annual Burden: The estimated total annual burden for all respondents is 93,600 hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Rozycki, (202) 366–5059, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Systems Performance (HPPI–20), Office of Highway Policy Information, Office of Policy & Governmental Affairs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Public Comments Invited You are asked to comment on any aspect of these information collections, including: (1) Whether the proposed collections are necessary for the FHWA’s performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burdens; (3) ways for the FHWA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burdens could be minimized, including 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 these information collections. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Ch. 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued on December 6, 2011. Cynthia Thornton, Acting Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division. [FR Doc. 2011–31992 Filed 12–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2011–0128] Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Request for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval the renewal of a SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:25 Dec 12, 2011 Jkt 226001 previously approved information collection that is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on October 11, 2010. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by January 12, 2012. 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–2011–0128. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Huie, (202) 366–3039, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Infrastructure, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., E76–106, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Highways for LIFE Program. Background: Section 1502 of SAFETEA–LU established the ‘‘Highways for LIFE’’ Program. The purpose of the Highways for LIFE program is to advance longer-lasting highways using innovative technologies and practices to accomplish the fast construction of efficient and safe highways and bridges. ‘‘Highways for LIFE’’ is focused on accelerating the rate of adoption of proven technologies. The program provides funding to States to accelerate technology adoption to construct, reconstruct, or rehabilitate Federal-aid highway projects that incorporate innovative technologies that will improve safety, reduce congestion due to construction, and improve quality. Those States interested in participating in the ‘‘Highways for LIFE’’ program would submit an application for project funding. The information to be provided on the application includes a description of the project, the innovative technologies to be used and a description of how these PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77587 technologies will improve safety, reduce construction congestion, and improve quality. The collected information will be used by FHWA to evaluate and select projects for ‘‘Highways for LIFE’’ funding. Respondents: The fifty State Departments of Transportation, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Frequency: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,460 for file maintenance and 52 State highway agencies for statistical reports. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 8 hours per respondent per application. Total Annual Burden: It is expected that the respondents will complete approximately 30 applications for an estimated 240 total annual burden 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. Dated: December 6, 2011. Cynthia Thornton, Acting Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division. [FR Doc. 2011–31955 Filed 12–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Utah Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA. AGENCY: This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2011-0126]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for 
Renewal of Two Previously Approved 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 to renew 
two information collections, which are summarized below under 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We published a Federal Register Notice with 
a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on 
October 11, 2010. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal 
Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Please submit comments by January 12, 2012.

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-2011-0126.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title1: A Guide to Reporting Highway Statistics.
    OMB Control Number: 2125-0032.
    Abstract: A Guide to Reporting Highway Statistics provides for the 
collection of information by describing policies and procedures for 
assembling highway related data from the existing files of State 
agencies. The data includes motor-vehicle registration and fees, motor-
fuel use and taxation, driver licensing, and highway taxation and 
finance. Federal, State, and local governments use the data for 
transportation policy discussions and decisions. Motor-fuel data are 
used in attributing receipts to the Highway Trust Fund and subsequently 
in the apportionment formula that are used to distribute Federal-aid 
Highway Funds. The data are published annually in the FHWA's Highway 
Statistics. Information from Highway Statistics is used in the joint 
FHWA and Federal Transit Administration required biennial report to 
Congress, Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges, and Transit: 
Conditions and Performance, which contrasts present status to future 
investment needs.
    Respondents: State and local governments of the 50 States, the 
District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: The estimated average 
reporting burden per response for the annual collection and processing 
of the data is 825 hours for each of the States (including local 
governments), the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto 
Rico.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: The estimated total annual burden 
for all respondents is 42,900 hours.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ralph Erickson, (202) 366-9235, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of 
Policy, Office of Highway Policy Information, Highway Funding and Motor 
Fuels Division (HPPI-10), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 
20590. Office hours are from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Title 2: Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS).
    OMB Control Number: 2125-0028.
    Abstract: The HPMS data that is collected is used for management 
decisions that affect transportation, including estimates of the 
Nation's future highway needs and assessments of highway system 
performance. The information is used by the FHWA to develop and 
implement legislation and by State and Federal transportation officials 
to adequately plan, design, and administer effective, safe, and 
efficient transportation systems. This data is essential to the FHWA 
and Congress in evaluating the effectiveness of the Federal-aid highway 
program. The HPMS also provides miles, lane-miles and travel components 
of the Federal-aid Highway Fund apportionment formulae. The data that 
is required by the HPMS has recently been reassessed and streamlined by 
the FHWA.
    Respondents: State governments of the 50 States, the District of 
Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: The estimated average burden

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per response for the annual collection and processing of the HPMS data 
is 1,800 hours for each State, the District of Columbia and the 
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: The estimated total annual burden 
for all respondents is 93,600 hours.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Rozycki, (202) 366-5059, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway 
Systems Performance (HPPI-20), Office of Highway Policy Information, 
Office of Policy & Governmental Affairs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.

Public Comments Invited

    You are asked to comment on any aspect of these information 
collections, including: (1) Whether the proposed collections are 
necessary for the FHWA's performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated 
burdens; (3) ways for the FHWA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and 
clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burdens 
could be minimized, including 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 these information collections.

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

    Issued on December 6, 2011.
Cynthia Thornton,
Acting Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division.
[FR Doc. 2011-31992 Filed 12-12-11; 8:45 am]
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