Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection, 38706-38707 [2012-15920]

Download as PDF 38706 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 125 / Thursday, June 28, 2012 / Notices Following is a description of the subject airport property to be released at the Chan Gurney Municipal Airport. This property for release is for a land trade at the Chan Gurney Municipal Airport owned by the City of Yankton, South Dakota. The property for release was originally acquired under Airport Improvement Program grant numbers 3– 46–0062–007–1988 and 9–39–019– C503. These 11.92 acres are located in the sw quarter of section 30 and northwest quarter of section 31, Township 31 North, Range 55 West of the 5th Principle Meridian. The parcels are further described as Plat of Lot 1 of Tract 1 Airport Lot A15, Lot 1 of Tract 2 Airport Lot A15, Lots 1 & 2 of Parcel B in the SE1⁄4 of Section 30 and Airport Lot A16 lying in Government Lot 1, Section 31, all in T 94 N, R 55 W, of the 5th P.M., Yankton, South Dakota. Said parcels subject to all easements, restrictions, and reservations of record. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued in Bismarck, North Dakota on June 8, 2012. Thomas T. Schauer, Manager, Bismarck Airports District Office FAA, Great Lakes Region. [FR Doc. 2012–15915 Filed 6–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2012–0051] 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 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 27, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2012–0051 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. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Jun 27, 2012 Jkt 226001 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: Michael Nesbitt (michael.nesbitt@dot.gov), 202–366– 1179 Office of Infrastructure, 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: Engage@FHWA: Comments, Ratings, Rankings, and Flagging Tools. Background: This information collection request is for a clearance to fulfill the public feedback aspects of the Engage@FHWA National Dialogue initiative. Visitors to Engage@FHWA National Dialogue Web sites will be provided with opportunities to submit feedback and ratings in the spirit of promoting open government and transparency at FHWA. Examples of feedback mechanisms are: 1. An ‘‘agree/disagree’’, ‘‘vote up/vote down’’ or other rating system to give visitors information about which posts other visitors find most useful and interesting. 2. A ‘‘Contact Us’’ entry page with an optional contact email address for those visitors wishing to identify themselves. 3. Submit ideas and comments features. Estimated Burden of Information Collection: This ICR is for a three-year standard clearance of the FHWA comment, rating, ranking and flagging mechanisms, and those used by its program offices implementing the Engage@FHWA intiative. IC’s are included in this package for the following feedback mechanisms: Comments/Voting/Rating/Ranking/ Flagging for Public Support or Disagreement: It is estimated that across the FHWA 14,400 votes/comments/ ratings/flags may be submitted annually as offices engage the public in the spirit of open government. Each of the comment/ratings is estimated to take 30 seconds to complete. Therefore, it is estimated that 72000 minutes (120 hours) per year may be expended to submit votes/ratings as agencies engage PO 00000 Frm 00138 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the public in open government activities. 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 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 computer 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 22, 2012. Steven Smith, Chief, Information Technology Division. [FR Doc. 2012–15918 Filed 6–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2012–0050] 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 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 27, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2012–0050 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 125 / Thursday, June 28, 2012 / Notices 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: Michael Nesbitt (michael.nesbitt@dot.gov), 202–366– 1179 Office of Infrastructure, 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: Engage@FHWA: Challenges, Competitions, and Contest Activities. Background: This request is to seek generic clearance for the collection of routine information requested of responders to solicitations the Federal government makes during the issuance of challenges and competitions posted on the General Service Administration (GSA)’s Challenge.gov Web site and similar Web sites hosted by third-party vendors. Challenge competitions are increasingly being used by Federal agencies to solve complex problems and obtain innovative solutions. In this role, the Federal government places a description of a problem and parameters of the solution on the Web sites like Challenge.gov. The solutions are evaluated by the submitting agency and typically prizes (monetary and nonmonetary) are awarded to the winning entries. This clearance applies to challenges posted on Web sites like Challenge.gov which use common platforms for the solicitation of challenges from the public. FHWA program offices design the criteria for its solicitations based on the goals of the challenge and the specific needs of the agency and program office. There is no standard submission format for solution providers to follow. We anticipate that approximately 20 challenges would be issued each year by FHWA, with an average of 30 submissions to each challenge solicitation. There is no set schedule for the issuance of challenges; they are developed and issued on an ‘‘as needed’’ basis in response to issues that the federal agency wishes to solve. Although in recent memoranda the GSA and OMB described circumstances whereby OMB approval of a PRA request is not needed, program officials at FHWA have identified several sets of VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Jun 27, 2012 Jkt 226001 information that will typically need to be requested of solution providers to enable the solutions to be adequately evaluated by the FHWA program office issuing the challenge. It has been indicated that these requests for additional information require a PRA review, as they represent structured data requests. There are four types of additional data that will be routinely requested by FHWA and its program offices. These include the following: Title of the Submission Due to the nature of the submission and evaluation processes, it is important that a title be requested and submitted for each submission in order to ensure the solution is correctly identified with its provider. Identification of Data Resources 38707 Estimated total number of potential respondents: 600. Estimated total number of potential responses per respondent: 1. Frequency of response: Annually. Estimated average burden (in minutes) per response: 10 minutes. Estimated total annual burden hours: 100 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 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 computer 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. In many cases, the solution to a problem will require the solution provider to use data resources. Often, the nature of the data sets will be derived from Federal data resources, such as data.gov. Evaluations of solutions will often depend on the understanding of the selection of the data resource(s) used in the solution. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Description of Methodology [FR Doc. 2012–15920 Filed 6–27–12; 8:45 am] For effective judging and evaluation, a description of the development methods for the solution to the challenge will be requested. For instance, a prize may be awarded to the solution of a challenge to develop an algorithm that enables reliable prediction of a certain event. A responder could submit the correct algorithm, but without the methodology, the evaluation process could not be adequately performed. BILLING CODE P Profession, Field of Study, Student Status (Including Major, Expected Graduation Year), and/or Business/ Organization Status (Nonprofit, Government, Small-Business, ForProfit, etc.) In order to better refine how FHWA markets the challenge, FHWA needs data on which professional fields and student majors are participating. This data is also needed to structure competitions, challenges, and contests that require categorical submissions (students, small-business, corporation, individual, etc.) Categorical submissions may be used when it is needed to award prizes in categories; and therefore, judge submissions by categories (i.e. student submissions compared to students). The estimated annual burden request is summarized here: PO 00000 Frm 00139 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued on: June 22, 2012. Steven Smith, Chief, Information Technology Division. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2012–0063] 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 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 27, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2012–0063 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:// SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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[FR Doc No: 2012-15920]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2012-0050]


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: 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 27, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2012-
0050 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

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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: Michael Nesbitt 
(michael.nesbitt@dot.gov), 202-366-1179 Office of Infrastructure, 
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: Engage@FHWA: Challenges, Competitions, and Contest 
Activities.
    Background: This request is to seek generic clearance for the 
collection of routine information requested of responders to 
solicitations the Federal government makes during the issuance of 
challenges and competitions posted on the General Service 
Administration (GSA)'s Challenge.gov Web site and similar Web sites 
hosted by third-party vendors. Challenge competitions are increasingly 
being used by Federal agencies to solve complex problems and obtain 
innovative solutions. In this role, the Federal government places a 
description of a problem and parameters of the solution on the Web 
sites like Challenge.gov. The solutions are evaluated by the submitting 
agency and typically prizes (monetary and non-monetary) are awarded to 
the winning entries.
    This clearance applies to challenges posted on Web sites like 
Challenge.gov which use common platforms for the solicitation of 
challenges from the public. FHWA program offices design the criteria 
for its solicitations based on the goals of the challenge and the 
specific needs of the agency and program office. There is no standard 
submission format for solution providers to follow.
    We anticipate that approximately 20 challenges would be issued each 
year by FHWA, with an average of 30 submissions to each challenge 
solicitation. There is no set schedule for the issuance of challenges; 
they are developed and issued on an ``as needed'' basis in response to 
issues that the federal agency wishes to solve.
    Although in recent memoranda the GSA and OMB described 
circumstances whereby OMB approval of a PRA request is not needed, 
program officials at FHWA have identified several sets of information 
that will typically need to be requested of solution providers to 
enable the solutions to be adequately evaluated by the FHWA program 
office issuing the challenge. It has been indicated that these requests 
for additional information require a PRA review, as they represent 
structured data requests.
    There are four types of additional data that will be routinely 
requested by FHWA and its program offices. These include the following:

Title of the Submission

    Due to the nature of the submission and evaluation processes, it is 
important that a title be requested and submitted for each submission 
in order to ensure the solution is correctly identified with its 
provider.

Identification of Data Resources

    In many cases, the solution to a problem will require the solution 
provider to use data resources. Often, the nature of the data sets will 
be derived from Federal data resources, such as data.gov. Evaluations 
of solutions will often depend on the understanding of the selection of 
the data resource(s) used in the solution.

Description of Methodology

    For effective judging and evaluation, a description of the 
development methods for the solution to the challenge will be 
requested. For instance, a prize may be awarded to the solution of a 
challenge to develop an algorithm that enables reliable prediction of a 
certain event. A responder could submit the correct algorithm, but 
without the methodology, the evaluation process could not be adequately 
performed.

Profession, Field of Study, Student Status (Including Major, Expected 
Graduation Year), and/or Business/Organization Status (Nonprofit, 
Government, Small-Business, For-Profit, etc.)

    In order to better refine how FHWA markets the challenge, FHWA 
needs data on which professional fields and student majors are 
participating. This data is also needed to structure competitions, 
challenges, and contests that require categorical submissions 
(students, small-business, corporation, individual, etc.) Categorical 
submissions may be used when it is needed to award prizes in 
categories; and therefore, judge submissions by categories (i.e. 
student submissions compared to students).
    The estimated annual burden request is summarized here:
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 600.
    Estimated total number of potential responses per respondent: 1.
    Frequency of response: Annually.
    Estimated average burden (in minutes) per response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 100 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 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 computer 
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 22, 2012.
 Steven Smith,
Chief, Information Technology Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-15920 Filed 6-27-12; 8:45 am]
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