Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection, 70205-70206 [2012-28448]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 226 / Friday, November 23, 2012 / Notices Commissioner Herbert Sachs; (3) resolution concerning FY–2014 federal funding of the Susquehanna Flood Forecast and Warning System and National Streamflow Information Program; (4) Low Flow Protection Policy; (5) proposed rulemaking; (6) ratification/approval of grants; (7) administrative appeal filed by East Hempfield Township Municipal Authority; and (8) Regulatory Program projects. Projects listed for Commission action are those that were the subject of a public hearing conducted by the Commission on November 15, 2012, and identified in the notice for such hearing, which was published in 77 FR 64576, October 22, 2012. Authority: Pub. L. 91–575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR parts 806, 807, and 808. Dated: November 9, 2012. Paul O. Swartz, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2012–28355 Filed 11–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7040–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2012–0112] 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 January 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2012–0112 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 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 20590–0001. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Nov 21, 2012 Jkt 229001 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: Rosemary Jones, 202–366–2042, Office of Real Estate Services, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: State Right-of-Way Operations Manuals. Background: It is the responsibility of each State Department of Transportation (State) to acquire, manage and dispose of real property in compliance with the legal requirements of State and Federal laws and regulations. Part of providing assurance of compliance is to describe in a right-of-way procedural (operations) manual the organization, policies and procedures of the State to such an extent that these guide State employees, local acquiring agencies, and contractors who acquire and manage real property that is used for a federally funded transportation project. Procedural manuals assure the FHWA that the requirements of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act (Uniform Act) will be met. The State responsibility to prepare and maintain an up-to-date right-of-way procedural manual is set out in 23 CFR 710.201(c). The regulation allows States flexibility in determining how to meet the manual requirement. This flexibility allows States to prepare manuals in the format of their choosing, to the level of detail necessitated by State complexities. Each State decides how it will provide service to individuals and businesses affected by Federal or federally-assisted projects, while at the same time reducing the burden of government regulation. States are required to update manuals to reflect changes in Federal requirements for programs administered under Title 23 U.S.C. The State manuals may be submitted to FHWA electronically or made available by posting on the State Web site. Respondents: 52 State Departments of Transportation, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Frequency: Annually. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 75 hours per respondent. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 75 hours for each of the 52 State Departments of Transportation. The total is 3,900 burden hours annually. PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70205 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: November 19, 2012. Victoria Scott, Business Operations Group Manager, Information Technology Division. [FR Doc. 2012–28450 Filed 11–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2012–0113] 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 January 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2012–0113 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 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 20590–0001. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 70206 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 226 / Friday, November 23, 2012 / Notices 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: Joyce Gottlieb, 202–366–3664, Office of Civil Rights, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Federal-Aid Highway Construction Equal Employment Opportunity. Background: Title 23, Part 140(a), requires the FHWA to ensure equal opportunity regarding contractors’ employment practices on Federal-aid highway projects. To carry out this requirement, the contractors must submit to the State Transportation Agencies (STAs) on all work being performed on Federal-aid contracts during the month of July, a report on its employment workforce data. This report provides the employment workforce data on these contracts and includes the number of minorities, women, and nonminorities in specific highway construction job categories. This information is reported on Form PR– 1391, Federal-Aid Highway Construction Contractors Summary of Employment Data. The statute also requires the STAs to submit a report to the FHWA summarizing the data entered on the PR–1391 forms. This summary data is provided on Form PR– 1392, Federal-Aid Highway Construction Contractors Summary of Employment Data. The STAs and FHWA use this data to identify patterns and trends of employment in the highway construction industry, and to determine the adequacy and impact of the STA’s and FHWA’s contract compliance and on-the-job (OJT) training programs. The STAs use this information to monitor the contractorsemployment and training of minorities and women in the traditional highway construction crafts. Additionally, the data is used by FHWA to provide summarization, trend analyses to Congress, DOT, and FHWA officials as well as others who request information relating to the Federal-aid highway construction EEO program. The information is also used in making decisions regarding resource allocation; program emphasis; marketing and promotion activities; training; and compliance efforts. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Nov 21, 2012 Jkt 229001 Respondents: 11,077 annual respondents for form PR–1391, and 52 STAs annual respondents for Form PR– 1392, total of 11,129. Frequency: Annually. Estimated Average Burden per Response: FHWA estimates it takes 30 minutes for Federal-aid contractors to complete and submit Form PR–1391 and 8 hours for STAs to complete and submit Form PR–1392. Estimated Total Amount Burden Hours: Form PR–1391- 5,539 hours per year; Form PR–1392- 416 hours per year, total of 5,955 hours annually. 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: November 19, 2012. Victoria Scott, Business Operations Group Manager, Information Technology Division. [FR Doc. 2012–28448 Filed 11–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: This notice corrects an error in the FHWA notice published on October 10, 2012, at 77 FR 61654. That notice provided an incorrect reference to a statute of limitations timeframe, and an incorrect date. DATES: This notice is effective November 23, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ´ Manuel E. Sanchez, Senior Transportation Engineer/Border Engineer, Federal Highway Administration—California Division, 401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101, Regular Office Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Telephone: (619) 699– 7336, Email: manuel.sanchez@dot.gov, or Bruce L. April, Deputy District Director—Environmental, Caltrans District 11, 4050 Taylor Street, MS 242, San Diego, CA 92110, Regular Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Telephone: (619) 688–0100, Email: Bruce_April@dot.ca.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 10, 2012, at 77 FR 61654, the FHWA published a notice regarding actions taken by the FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to the proposed State Route 11 and Otay Mesa East Land Port of Entry project in the City and County of San Diego, State of California. The original notice indicated that claims seeking judicial review of the Federal agency actions on the highway project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before April 8, 2013, which represents 180 days after publication in the Federal Register. However, the recently enacted ‘‘Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act’’ (MAP–21) (Sec. 1308, Pub. L. 112– 141, 126 STAT. 405), amended 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) as of October 1, 2012, to provide that any claim seeking judicial review of the Federal agency actions on a highway project is barred unless the claim is filed 150 days after publication of a notice in the Federal Register. As such, any claim seeking judicial review of the above referenced highway project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before March 9, 2013. Also, if the Federal law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time period of less than 150 days for filing such a claim, then that shorter time period still applies. Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l); Sec. 1308, Pub. L. 112–141, 126 Stat. 405. Vincent P. Mammano, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2012–28409 Filed 11–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35692] Eastside Community Rail, LLC; Acquisition and Operation Exemption; GNP RLY, Inc. Eastside Community Rail, LLC (ECR), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire, pursuant to an Asset Purchase Agreement dated September 5, 2012, E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2012-0113]


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 January 22, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2012-
0113 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 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 20590-0001.

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    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: Joyce Gottlieb, 202-366-3664, Office 
of Civil Rights, Federal Highway Administration, Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Federal-Aid Highway Construction Equal Employment 
Opportunity.
    Background: Title 23, Part 140(a), requires the FHWA to ensure 
equal opportunity regarding contractors' employment practices on 
Federal-aid highway projects. To carry out this requirement, the 
contractors must submit to the State Transportation Agencies (STAs) on 
all work being performed on Federal-aid contracts during the month of 
July, a report on its employment workforce data. This report provides 
the employment workforce data on these contracts and includes the 
number of minorities, women, and non-minorities in specific highway 
construction job categories. This information is reported on Form PR-
1391, Federal-Aid Highway Construction Contractors Summary of 
Employment Data. The statute also requires the STAs to submit a report 
to the FHWA summarizing the data entered on the PR-1391 forms. This 
summary data is provided on Form PR-1392, Federal-Aid Highway 
Construction Contractors Summary of Employment Data. The STAs and FHWA 
use this data to identify patterns and trends of employment in the 
highway construction industry, and to determine the adequacy and impact 
of the STA's and FHWA's contract compliance and on-the-job (OJT) 
training programs. The STAs use this information to monitor the 
contractors-employment and training of minorities and women in the 
traditional highway construction crafts. Additionally, the data is used 
by FHWA to provide summarization, trend analyses to Congress, DOT, and 
FHWA officials as well as others who request information relating to 
the Federal-aid highway construction EEO program. The information is 
also used in making decisions regarding resource allocation; program 
emphasis; marketing and promotion activities; training; and compliance 
efforts.
    Respondents: 11,077 annual respondents for form PR-1391, and 52 
STAs annual respondents for Form PR-1392, total of 11,129.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: FHWA estimates it takes 30 
minutes for Federal-aid contractors to complete and submit Form PR-1391 
and 8 hours for STAs to complete and submit Form PR-1392.
    Estimated Total Amount Burden Hours: Form PR-1391- 5,539 hours per 
year; Form PR-1392- 416 hours per year, total of 5,955 hours annually.
    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: November 19, 2012.
Victoria Scott,
Business Operations Group Manager, Information Technology Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-28448 Filed 11-21-12; 8:45 am]
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