Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection, 37734-37735 [2012-15357]

Download as PDF 37734 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 121 / Friday, June 22, 2012 / Notices accuracy is to be achieved on long range flights. Use of INS and Global Positioning System (GPS) has rendered TSO-C68a systems obsolete. The FAA has no record of any applications for TSO-C68a since it was published in 1983. Given the obsolescence of the equipment and the lack of industry interest in TSO-C68a product designs, we propose cancelling TSO-C68a. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 18, 2012. Susan J.M. Cabler, Assistant Manager, Aircraft Engineering Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2012–15237 Filed 6–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Technical Standard Order (TSO) C-122a, Equipment That Prevent Blocked Channels Used in Two-Way Radio Communications Due to Simultaneous Transmissions Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the FAA’s intent to cancel TSO-C122a, Equipment That Prevent Blocked Channels Used in Two-Way Radio Communications Due to Simultaneous Transmissions. The effect of the cancelled TSO will not affect design or production according to an existing TSO authorization (TSOA). Articles produced under an existing TSOA can still be installed according to existing airworthiness approvals and applications for new airworthiness installation approvals will still be processed. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before July 23, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Veronica Gardner, AIR–130, Federal Aviation Administration, 470 L’Enfant Plaza, Suite 4102, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone (202) 385–4690, fax (202) 385–4651, email to: veronica.gardner@faa.gov. DATES: wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Comments Invited You are invited to comment on the proposed cancellation of the TSO by submitting written data, views, or arguments to the above address. Comments received may be examined, both before and after the closing date at the above address, weekdays except federal holidays, between 8:30 a.m. and 15:20 Jun 21, 2012 Jkt 226001 Background In 1984, the FAA was petitioned to enact rulemaking requiring two-way radio communication systems employing anti-blocking and stuck microphone protection circuitry. Our response to this rulemaking petition was the issuance of TSO-C128, Devices that Prevent Blocked Channels Used in TwoWay Radio Communications Due to Unintentional Transmissions, for preventing blocked channels used in two-way radio communication due to unintentional transmissions. TSO-C128, and the subsequent revision, has proven effective and popular with VHF radio manufacturers. Since 1994, there has been only one application for TSOA for TSO-C122a. Therefore, we believe it is appropriate to cancel TSO-C122a, given the eventual obsolescence of TSO-C122a equipment and the lack of industry interest in new TSO-C122a product designs. We continue to coordinate with industry’s federal advisory committee through RTCA Special Committee (SC) 226, Audio Systems and Equipment, for any new developments on other means being used to address blocked channels caused by simultaneous transmissions. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 18, 2012. Susan J.M. Cabler, Assistant Manager, Aircraft Engineering Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2012–15238 Filed 6–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2012–0049] 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 are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by August 21, 2012. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 4:30 p.m. The Director, Aircraft Certification Service, will consider all comments received on or before the closing date. PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2012–0049 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: Go to https:// 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 20590–0001. 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: Marlys Osterhues, 202–366–2052, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Project Development and Environmental Review, E76–312, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FHWA Environmental Excellence Awards. Background: In 1995 FHWA established the biennial Environmental Excellence Awards to recognize partners, projects and processes that use FHWA funding sources to go beyond environmental compliance and achieve environmental excellence. Awardees must make an outstanding contribution that goes beyond traditional transportation projects and that encourages environmental stewardship and partnerships to achieve a truly multi-faceted, environmentally sensitive transportation solution. Award: Anyone can nominate a project, process, person or group that has used Federal Highway Administration funding sources to make an outstanding contribution to transportation and the environment. The nominator is responsible for submitting an application via the FHWA Environmental Excellence Awards Web site that gives a summary of the outstanding accomplishments of the entry. The collected information will be used by FHWA to evaluate, showcase and enhance the public’s knowledge on incorporating environmental stewardship into the planning and project development process. Nominations will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges from ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 121 / Friday, June 22, 2012 / Notices varying backgrounds. It is anticipated that awards will be given every two years. The winners are presented plaques at an awards ceremony. Respondents: Anyone who has used Federal Highway funding sources in the fifty states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Frequency: The information will be collected biennially. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 8 hours per respondent per application. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: It is expected that the respondents will complete approximately 150 applications for an estimated total of 1200 annual burden hours. Public Comments Invited: 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 burdens; (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. 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: June 19, 2012. Steven Smith, Chief, Information Technology Division. [FR Doc. 2012–15357 Filed 6–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2012–0054] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 Jun 21, 2012 Jkt 226001 on this information collection on March 30, 2012. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by July 23, 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–2012–0054. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Ferroni, 202–366–9237, Office of Natural Environment, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Possible Inclusion of Specific Pavement Types in the FHWA Traffic Noise Model: Regulatory and Procedural Changes. Background: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has been actively involved in what today; the highway noise industry refers to as ‘‘quieter pavements.’’ In 2003, FHWA entered into the Quiet Pavement Pilot Program with the Arizona Department of Transportation, co-sponsored the 2004 International Scan on ‘‘Quieter Pavement Systems in Europe,’’ and funded several national workshops, trainings, and informational outreach pieces on this topic. In 2005, the FHWA began funding the ‘‘Pavement Effects Implementation Study’’ (PEI) to see how more specific pavement types could be incorporated into the FHWA Traffic Noise Model (FHWA TNM). The incorporation of specific pavement types into TNM would require State Departments of Transportation to use these more specific pavement types in TNM and would result in additional regulatory and procedural changes. The PEI currently is out of funding but an interim report will soon be released. Before additional time, effort and funding are put into completing the PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37735 PEI, it is important to conduct a userneeds analysis to determine whether our stakeholders, primarily State Departments of Transportation, still want us to complete this research, knowing that it would result in regulatory and procedural changes. The information collected would cover the topics of: (1) Being required to use a more specific pavement type(s); (2) Being required to maintain the specific pavement type selected; and (3) being required to call a project a Type I project if the original pavement is replaced or overlaid with a louder pavement. Respondents: Approximately 60 entities. Frequency: Once. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Approximately 30 hours. Public Comments Invited: 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 burdens; (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. 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: June 19, 2012. Steven Smith, Chief, Information Technology Division. [FR Doc. 2012–15364 Filed 6–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2012–0057] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2012-0049]


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 are required to publish this notice in the Federal 
Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Please submit comments by August 21, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2012-
0049 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: Go to https://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 20590-0001.
    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: Marlys Osterhues, 202-366-2052, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of 
Project Development and Environmental Review, E76-312, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FHWA Environmental Excellence Awards.
    Background: In 1995 FHWA established the biennial Environmental 
Excellence Awards to recognize partners, projects and processes that 
use FHWA funding sources to go beyond environmental compliance and 
achieve environmental excellence. Awardees must make an outstanding 
contribution that goes beyond traditional transportation projects and 
that encourages environmental stewardship and partnerships to achieve a 
truly multi-faceted, environmentally sensitive transportation solution.
    Award: Anyone can nominate a project, process, person or group that 
has used Federal Highway Administration funding sources to make an 
outstanding contribution to transportation and the environment. The 
nominator is responsible for submitting an application via the FHWA 
Environmental Excellence Awards Web site that gives a summary of the 
outstanding accomplishments of the entry. The collected information 
will be used by FHWA to evaluate, showcase and enhance the public's 
knowledge on incorporating environmental stewardship into the planning 
and project development process. Nominations will be reviewed by an 
independent panel of judges from

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varying backgrounds. It is anticipated that awards will be given every 
two years. The winners are presented plaques at an awards ceremony.
    Respondents: Anyone who has used Federal Highway funding sources in 
the fifty states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
    Frequency: The information will be collected biennially.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 8 hours per respondent per 
application.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: It is expected that the 
respondents will complete approximately 150 applications for an 
estimated total of 1200 annual burden hours.
    Public Comments Invited: 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 burdens; (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. 
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: June 19, 2012.
Steven Smith,
Chief, Information Technology Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-15357 Filed 6-21-12; 8:45 am]
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