Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection, 320-321 [2011-33749]

Download as PDF 320 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 4, 2012 / Notices display of the exhibit object at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL in its exhibition ‘‘This Will Have Been: Art, Love, & Politics in the 1980s’’ from on or about February 11, 2012, until on or about June 3, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, contact Ona M. Hahs, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: (202) 632–6473). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: December 22, 2011. J. Adam Ereli, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [FR Doc. 2011–33745 Filed 1–3–12; 8:45 am] Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Julie Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: (202) 632–6467). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. Dated: December 28, 2011. Lee Satterfield, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Professional and Cultural Exchanges, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2011–33747 Filed 1–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2011–0134] [Public Notice 7749] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Gauguin and Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise’’ Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of request for approval of a new information collection. SUMMARY: AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Gauguin and Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, from on or about February 9, 2012, until on or about April 29, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. wreier-aviles on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:53 Jan 03, 2012 Jkt 226001 The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval of a new information collection that is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by March 5, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number 2011–0134 by any of the following methods: Web Site: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Fax: 1 (202) 493–2251. Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Williams, (202) 366–9212, Highway Safety Specialist, Program Planning Team, Office of Safety Programs, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 545 John Knox Road Suite 200, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room E73–405, Washington, DC 20590, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Compendium of State Performance Management Practices and Methodologies for Setting a National Safety Performance Target. Type of request: New information collection requirement. Background: This information collection effort is part of a larger project to document the methodologies currently used by the States to develop highway safety performance measures and targets. The research project includes a literature review of current guidance and practices, a technical report on performance management and target setting in comparable nonhighway safety environments, a peer exchange to explore methodologies and establish promising practices and finally, alternative methodologies for setting a national highway safety performance target. This information collection will specifically support a compendium and evaluation of how baseline information is used in individual States, the District of Columbia, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), local and tribal agencies to select, set and evaluate performance based highway safety measures and how they affect the overall State’s highway safety programs. FHWA proposes to conduct a Webbased survey to evaluate the methodologies used by State Departments of Transportation, State Governor’s Highway Safety Offices, select Metropolitan Planning Organizations and local departments of transportation to identify methodologies for selecting highway safety performance measures and methodologies for setting performance targets based on those measures. Sample size will be approximately 150 to 160 persons, representing each of the State Departments of Transportation; each of the Governor’s Highway Safety Offices, the District of Columbia, and select MPOs and local departments of transportation. Interview length will be approximately 30 minutes. The surveys will be conducted by emailing a URL link to the appropriate representative within each organization. A standardized questionnaire will be E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 4, 2012 / Notices used to collect the information from the representatives. This information collection will not require complex statistical analysis and will not be published for general public consumption. The collection will be used to support further research in developing and evaluating a methodology to set and support National and State highway safety performance measures and targets. Respondents: State DOT’s the District of Columbia, and select MPOs and local departments of transportation (160 total). Frequency: Annually. Estimated Average Burden per Response: It will take approximately 30 minutes per participant. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Approximately 30 hours annually. 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. Issued on: December 28, 2011. Michael Howell, Acting Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division. [FR Doc. 2011–33749 Filed 1–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [FHWA Docket No. FHWA–2011–0125] wreier-aviles on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Section 4(f) Policy Paper Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; Request for comments. AGENCY: This is a notice and request for comments on a draft Section 4(f) Policy Paper that will provide guidance on the procedures the FHWA will SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:53 Jan 03, 2012 Jkt 226001 follow when approving the use of land from publicly owned public parks, recreation areas, wildlife and waterfowl refuges, and public or private historic sites for Federal highway projects. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 3, 2012. ADDRESSES: Mail or hand deliver comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Dockets Management Facility, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, or fax comments to (202) 493– 2251. Alternatively, comments may be submitted to the Federal eRulemaking portal at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments must include the docket number that appears in the heading of this document. All comments received will be available for examination and copying at the above address from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Those desiring notification of receipt of comments must include a selfaddressed, stamped postcard or you may print the acknowledgment page that appears after submitting comments electronically. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments in any one of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, or labor union). Anyone may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70, Pages 19477–78), or you may visit http:// dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about the notice discussed herein, contact Ms. MaryAnn Naber, Federal Preservation Officer, FHWA Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty, (202) 366–2060, or via email at MaryAnn.Naber@dot.gov. For legal questions, please contact Ms. Diane Mobley, Attorney Advisor, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366– 1366, or via email at Diane.Mobley@dot.gov. Business hours for the FHWA are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access and Filing You may submit or retrieve comments online through the Federal eRulemaking portal at: http://www.regulations.gov. The Web site is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. Electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines are available under the help section of the Web site. An electronic copy of this document may also be downloaded from Office of PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 321 the Federal Register’s home page at: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register and the Government Printing Office’s Web page at: http://www.fdsys.gov. Late comments will be considered to the extent practicable. Background A copy of the proposed Section 4(f) Policy Paper is available for download and public inspection under the docket number noted above at the Federal eRulemaking portal at: http:// www.regulations.gov. The FHWA invites comments on the proposed policy paper. The FHWA requests that commenters cite the page number of the policy paper for which each specific comment to the docket is concerned, to help make the FHWA’s docket comment review process more efficient. The Section 4(f) Policy Paper was written primarily to aid FHWA personnel with administering Section 4(f) in a consistent manner across the country and is intended to supplement the FHWA’s regulations governing Section 4(f). Section 4(f) concerns the use of land from publicly owned parks, recreation areas, wildlife and waterfowl refuges, and public or private historic sites for Federal highway projects. Although these requirements are now codified at 23 U.S.C. 138 and 49 U.S.C. 303, the subject matter remains commonly referred to as ‘‘Section 4(f)’’ because the requirements originated in Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89– 670, 80 Stat. 931). The FHWA’s Section 4(f) regulations, entitled ‘‘Parks, Recreation Areas, Wildlife and Waterfowl Refuges, and Historic Sites,’’ were promulgated in 2008 and are codified at 23 CFR Part 774. When finalized, this draft Section 4(f) Policy Paper will replace the previous Section 4(f) Policy Paper that was issued by FHWA in 2005. Congress amended Section 4(f) in Section 6009 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) (Pub. L. 109–59, Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1144). This draft Section 4(f) Policy Paper incorporates the changes required by Section 6009 of SAFETEA–LU and the 2008 regulations. Comments on the draft Section 4(f) Policy Paper are welcome from any interested party, including highway project applicants; Federal, State, and local resource agencies; industry trade groups; environmental organizations; and the general public. The FHWA will consider all comments received during the comment period prior to finalizing the Section 4(f) Policy Paper. E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1

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[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-33749]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2011-0134]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for 
Approval of a New Information Collection

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of request for approval of a new information collection.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to 
request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of a new 
information collection that is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal 
Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Please submit comments by March 5, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number 
2011-0134 by any of the following methods:
    Web Site: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
    Fax: 1 (202) 493-2251.
    Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
    Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Williams, (202) 366-9212, 
Highway Safety Specialist, Program Planning Team, Office of Safety 
Programs, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 
545 John Knox Road Suite 200, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room E73-405, 
Washington, DC 20590, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Compendium of State Performance Management Practices and 
Methodologies for Setting a National Safety Performance Target.
    Type of request: New information collection requirement.
    Background: This information collection effort is part of a larger 
project to document the methodologies currently used by the States to 
develop highway safety performance measures and targets. The research 
project includes a literature review of current guidance and practices, 
a technical report on performance management and target setting in 
comparable non-highway safety environments, a peer exchange to explore 
methodologies and establish promising practices and finally, 
alternative methodologies for setting a national highway safety 
performance target.
    This information collection will specifically support a compendium 
and evaluation of how baseline information is used in individual 
States, the District of Columbia, Metropolitan Planning Organizations 
(MPOs), local and tribal agencies to select, set and evaluate 
performance based highway safety measures and how they affect the 
overall State's highway safety programs. FHWA proposes to conduct a 
Web-based survey to evaluate the methodologies used by State 
Departments of Transportation, State Governor's Highway Safety Offices, 
select Metropolitan Planning Organizations and local departments of 
transportation to identify methodologies for selecting highway safety 
performance measures and methodologies for setting performance targets 
based on those measures. Sample size will be approximately 150 to 160 
persons, representing each of the State Departments of Transportation; 
each of the Governor's Highway Safety Offices, the District of 
Columbia, and select MPOs and local departments of transportation. 
Interview length will be approximately 30 minutes.
    The surveys will be conducted by emailing a URL link to the 
appropriate representative within each organization. A standardized 
questionnaire will be

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used to collect the information from the representatives. This 
information collection will not require complex statistical analysis 
and will not be published for general public consumption. The 
collection will be used to support further research in developing and 
evaluating a methodology to set and support National and State highway 
safety performance measures and targets. Respondents: State DOT's the 
District of Columbia, and select MPOs and local departments of 
transportation (160 total).
    Frequency: Annually.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: It will take approximately 
30 minutes per participant.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Approximately 30 hours 
annually.
    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.

     Issued on: December 28, 2011.
Michael Howell,
Acting Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division.
[FR Doc. 2011-33749 Filed 1-3-12; 8:45 am]
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