Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment, 78333-78334 [2011-32289]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2011 / Notices Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, (312) 353–2577, or Terence Plaskon, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Human and Natural Environment, (202) 366–0442. FTA is located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., EST, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The prior notice of limitation of claims at 26 Federal Register 72746 (November 25, 2011) is amended to read that the project has a Section 106 adverse impact instead of no impact. The project and actions that are the subject of this notice are: 1. Project name and location: East Link Light Rail Transit Project, King County, WA. Project sponsor: Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit). Project description: The project extends the current light rail system an additional 18 miles from Downtown Seattle to Mercer Island and Bellevue along Interstate 90 (I–90), and then through Bellevue to Overlake and Redmond in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. The project includes 12 stations, four park-and-ride lots, and supporting facilities. The project also includes storage tracks and facilities located just north of the Hospital Station to allow for overnight storage of vehicles and daily startup operations. Final agency actions: Section 4(f) determination; Section 106 finding of adverse effect; regional and project-level air quality conformity; and Record of Decision, dated November 2011. Supporting documentation: East Link Final Environmental Impact Statement, dated July 2011. Issued on: December 13, 2011. Lucy Garliauskas, Associate Administrator for Planning and Environment, Washington, DC. [FR Doc. 2011–32305 Filed 12–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of the OMB review of information collection and solicitation of public comment. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Dec 15, 2011 Jkt 226001 U.S.C. chapter 35), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comments on the following information collection was published on January 13, 2011 (Federal Register/Vol. 76, No. 9/pp. 2442–2444). DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on or before January 17, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alan Block at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Behavioral Safety Research (NTI–131), W46–499, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Block’s phone number is (202) 366– 6401 and his email address is alan.block@dot.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2127–New. Title: Demonstration Tests of Different High Visibility Enforcement Models. Form No.: NHTSA Forms 1121 and 1122. Type of Review: Regular. Respondents: Telephone interviews will be administered to residents in each of five selected communities who are drivers, age 18 and older, have access to a residential landline and/or a personal cell phone, and have consumed alcohol in the past year. Inperson interviews will be conducted in each of the five selected communities with bar patrons age 21 and older. Estimated Number of Respondents: 18,750 telephone interviews and 6,000 bar patron interviews. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes per interview. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 4,125 hours. Frequency of Collection: There will be three survey waves at each of the five community sites. For the telephone survey, most respondents will be interviewed once. A small subset will be re-interviewed during the second and third survey waves. For the bar patron survey, which also will involve three survey waves at each of the five community sites, each respondent will be interviewed once. That interview will be split such that questions will be asked of each respondent both during entry and exit from the bar. Abstract: Highly visible enforcement (HVE) has had the strongest support in the research literature for effectiveness in reducing alcohol-impaired driving. PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78333 The unknown at this time is the relationship of the amount of HVE to perceived risk within a community of an alcohol-impaired driver being stopped by law enforcement. In particular, does the perceived risk increase as the amount of HVE increases? And is the optimum effect on awareness and perceived risk achieved through an integrated program where HVE is integrated into regular law enforcement operations? NHTSA proposes to answer those questions by selecting community sites that will engage in different levels of HVE activity during a one-year intervention period, and monitoring community awareness of those enforcement programs and the perceived risk of an alcohol-impaired driver being stopped by law enforcement. Five sites will be selected encompassing integrated, intermediate, and more limited HVE programs. Data collection to assess program awareness and perceived risk will be of two forms. A telephone survey will be conducted in each of the five communities prior to the onset of the intervention, at an interim point in the program, and at its conclusion, for a total of three survey waves per community. Most respondents will be interviewed once; however, a subset will be re-interviewed during the second and third survey waves to examine individual changes in perceptions and awareness over time. The initial survey wave in each community will be composed of 1,200 completed interviews. One hundred respondents in each community from the first survey wave will be reinterviewed during the second survey wave. The second wave will also include interviews with 1,200 new respondents per community for a total of 1,300 interviews. Fifty respondents re-interviewed during the second survey wave will be interviewed a final time during the third survey wave. They will be added to 1,200 new survey respondents per community for a total of 1,250 interviews. The second form of data collection will be in-person interviews with bar patrons. The intent here is to collect information on program awareness and perceived risk from a population with a heavier concentration of individuals atrisk of driving at illegal blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) than one would find in a general population survey. Similar to the telephone surveys, there will be a baseline, interim and final data collection wave at each of the five community sites. Four hundred bar patrons will be interviewed per community per survey wave. E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 78334 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2011 / Notices Respondents will be asked a few questions both upon entry and exit from the bar. Breath samples will also be taken in order to correlate BAC with awareness and perceived risk. The breath test results will not be available on-site but will be downloaded later. In conducting the telephone interviews, the interviewers would use computer-assisted telephone interviewing to reduce interview length and minimize recording errors. The data collection at bars would be anonymous; no personal information that would allow anyone to identify respondents will be collected. The telephone interviews during the initial survey wave will include collection of personally identifying information from a subset of respondents in order to conduct a small number of re-interviews with them during the two subsequent survey waves. However, that information will be held exclusively by the survey contractor, protected from disclosure to any other parties, and destroyed once no longer needed for recontacting prospective respondents. Moreover, the personally identifiable information will be separated from the survey responses. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or by email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, or fax: (202) 395–5806. Comments Are Invited On: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department of Transportation, 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 of this notice. Authority: 44 U.S.C. Section 3506(c)(2)(A). Jeff Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2011–32289 Filed 12–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Dec 15, 2011 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA–2011–0170] Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of information. AGENCY: 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, 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 the collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 14, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number NHTSA–2011–0068 using any of the following methods: Electronic submissions: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. Mail: Docket Management Facility, M–30, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Fax: 1–(202) 493–2251. Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the Docket number for this Notice. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Carole Guzzetta, Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative, Office of Behavioral Safety Research (NTI–131), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W46–499, Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Guzzetta’s phone number is (202) 366–6401 and her email address is carole.guzzetta@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Effectiveness of Child passenger Safety Information for the Safe Transportation of Children Type of Request—New information collection requirement. OMB Clearance Number—None. Form Number—NHTSA Form. 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 parents and caregivers of children less than 13 years of age about their knowledge, behavior, and perceptions of various child passenger safety messages. Participation in the study will be voluntary. Parents and caregivers will be recruited at various locations where they often go with child passengers (e.g., child care centers). They will be asked to participate in the study which will require them to go to a computer lab center and read and respond to Child Passenger Safety (CPS) messages and questions on a personal computer. A project assistant will be present to answer all questions that participants E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment

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

ACTION: Notice of the OMB review of information collection and 
solicitation of public comment.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. chapter 35), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the 
nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal 
Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comments 
on the following information collection was published on January 13, 
2011 (Federal Register/Vol. 76, No. 9/pp. 2442-2444).

DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on 
or before January 17, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alan Block at the National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Behavioral Safety Research 
(NTI-131), W46-499, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Block's phone number is (202) 
366-6401 and his email address is alan.block@dot.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Control Number: 2127-New.
    Title: Demonstration Tests of Different High Visibility Enforcement 
Models.
    Form No.: NHTSA Forms 1121 and 1122.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Respondents: Telephone interviews will be administered to residents 
in each of five selected communities who are drivers, age 18 and older, 
have access to a residential landline and/or a personal cell phone, and 
have consumed alcohol in the past year. In-person interviews will be 
conducted in each of the five selected communities with bar patrons age 
21 and older.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 18,750 telephone interviews and 
6,000 bar patron interviews.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes per interview.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 4,125 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: There will be three survey waves at each 
of the five community sites. For the telephone survey, most respondents 
will be interviewed once. A small subset will be re-interviewed during 
the second and third survey waves. For the bar patron survey, which 
also will involve three survey waves at each of the five community 
sites, each respondent will be interviewed once. That interview will be 
split such that questions will be asked of each respondent both during 
entry and exit from the bar.
    Abstract: Highly visible enforcement (HVE) has had the strongest 
support in the research literature for effectiveness in reducing 
alcohol-impaired driving. The unknown at this time is the relationship 
of the amount of HVE to perceived risk within a community of an 
alcohol-impaired driver being stopped by law enforcement. In 
particular, does the perceived risk increase as the amount of HVE 
increases? And is the optimum effect on awareness and perceived risk 
achieved through an integrated program where HVE is integrated into 
regular law enforcement operations? NHTSA proposes to answer those 
questions by selecting community sites that will engage in different 
levels of HVE activity during a one-year intervention period, and 
monitoring community awareness of those enforcement programs and the 
perceived risk of an alcohol-impaired driver being stopped by law 
enforcement. Five sites will be selected encompassing integrated, 
intermediate, and more limited HVE programs.
    Data collection to assess program awareness and perceived risk will 
be of two forms. A telephone survey will be conducted in each of the 
five communities prior to the onset of the intervention, at an interim 
point in the program, and at its conclusion, for a total of three 
survey waves per community. Most respondents will be interviewed once; 
however, a subset will be re-interviewed during the second and third 
survey waves to examine individual changes in perceptions and awareness 
over time. The initial survey wave in each community will be composed 
of 1,200 completed interviews. One hundred respondents in each 
community from the first survey wave will be re-interviewed during the 
second survey wave. The second wave will also include interviews with 
1,200 new respondents per community for a total of 1,300 interviews. 
Fifty respondents re-interviewed during the second survey wave will be 
interviewed a final time during the third survey wave. They will be 
added to 1,200 new survey respondents per community for a total of 
1,250 interviews.
    The second form of data collection will be in-person interviews 
with bar patrons. The intent here is to collect information on program 
awareness and perceived risk from a population with a heavier 
concentration of individuals at-risk of driving at illegal blood 
alcohol concentrations (BACs) than one would find in a general 
population survey. Similar to the telephone surveys, there will be a 
baseline, interim and final data collection wave at each of the five 
community sites. Four hundred bar patrons will be interviewed per 
community per survey wave.

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Respondents will be asked a few questions both upon entry and exit from 
the bar. Breath samples will also be taken in order to correlate BAC 
with awareness and perceived risk. The breath test results will not be 
available on-site but will be downloaded later.
    In conducting the telephone interviews, the interviewers would use 
computer-assisted telephone interviewing to reduce interview length and 
minimize recording errors. The data collection at bars would be 
anonymous; no personal information that would allow anyone to identify 
respondents will be collected. The telephone interviews during the 
initial survey wave will include collection of personally identifying 
information from a subset of respondents in order to conduct a small 
number of re-interviews with them during the two subsequent survey 
waves. However, that information will be held exclusively by the survey 
contractor, protected from disclosure to any other parties, and 
destroyed once no longer needed for re-contacting prospective 
respondents. Moreover, the personally identifiable information will be 
separated from the survey responses.

ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including 
suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or by 
email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, or fax: (202) 395-5806.
    Comments Are Invited On: whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department of Transportation, 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 of this 
notice.

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

Jeff Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2011-32289 Filed 12-15-11; 8:45 am]
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