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Review of National Environmental Policy Act Categorical Exclusion Survey Posted on DOT/FHWA Web Site [FR Doc. 2012–30125 Filed 12–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–10–P Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8116] srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with In the Matter of the Designation of Ahmed el Tilemsi, Also Known as Ahmed Tilemsi, Also Known as Abderrahmane Ould el Amar, Also Known as Abderrahmane Toudji, Also Known as Abderrahmane Ouid Ameur, Also Known as Ahmed Telemsi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist Pursuant to Section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224, as Amended Acting under the authority of and in accordance with section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, as amended by Executive Order 13268 of July 2, 2002, and Executive Order 13284 of January 23, 2003, I hereby determine that the individual known as Ahmed el Tilemsi, also known as Ahmed Tilemsi, also known as Abderrahmane Ould el Amar, also known as Abderrahmane Toudji, also known as Abderrahmane Ouid Ameur, also known as Ahmed Telemsi, committed, or poses a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Dec 12, 2012 Jkt 229001 In accordance with section 1318(a)(2) of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP– 21) the FHWA and the FTA have surveyed the use of Categorical Exclusions (CE) by the Department in transportation projects since 2005, described the types of actions categorically excluded and any requests previously received by the Secretary for new CEs, and completed a solicitation of requests for new CEs from State departments of transportation (SDOT), transit authorities, metropolitan planning organizations (MPO), or other government agencies. This survey review captures the results of these activities. The FHWA and FTA are issuing this notice to advise the public that the CE survey review is now available on the FHWA Web site, https:// www.fhwa.dot.gov/map21, and FTA Web site, https://www.fta.dot.gov/ map21. DATES: These reports were posted on the Web site on December 7, 2012. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The CE survey review is posted on the FHWA Web site at: https:// www.fhwa.dot.gov/map21. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Owen Lindauer, Ph.D., Office of Project Delivery and Environmental Review (HEPE), (202) 366–2655, or Jomar Maldonado, Office of the Chief Counsel (HCC), (202) 366–1373, Federal Highway Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. For the Federal Transit Administration: Megan Blum, Office of Planning and Environment (TPE), (202) 366–0463, or Dana Nifosi, Office of Chief Counsel (TCC), (202) 366–4011. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1318 of MAP–21 (112 Pub. L. 141, 126 Stat. 405) requires a survey of CE use for transportation projects since 2005, a description of CE actions and any requests for new CEs received by the Secretary since 2005, and a solicitation request for new CEs from a variety of stakeholders. The statute requires publication of the survey. To comply with the survey requirement, the FHWA and FTA reviewed the administrative records of rulemakings for new FHWA and/or FTA CEs since 2005 and in the Department’s review of regulations in 2011. The administrative records for the rulemakings included Notice of Proposed Rulemakings (NPRM), public comments on these rulemakings, and as final rules associated with these NPRMs, as applicable (72 FR 44038 (Aug. 7, 2007), Docket No. FTA–2006– 26604 and 77 FR 15310 (Mar. 15, 2012), Docket No. FTA–2011–0056). In addition, FHWA and FTA reviewed requests for new CEs received as a part of the assessment of Federal regulations in response to the President’s Executive Order 13563 (Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, January 18, 2011). The request for new CEs was documented in the Retrospective Review and Analysis of Existing Rules (Department of Transportation, August 2011). Also, in September 2012, the Secretary sent a questionnaire, OMB Control No. 2125–0632, to SDOTs, transit authorities, MPOs, local public agencies, and federally recognized Tribal Governments asking for actions they request for consideration as new CEs through rulemaking. The questionnaire asked SDOTs, transit authorities, MPOs, and federally recognized Tribal Governments to provide information on: • CEs processed as a part of the NEPA for transportation projects since 2005; ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 240 / Thursday, December 13, 2012 / Notices • Types of actions categorically excluded; • Requests previously received by the Secretary of Transportation for new CEs that are not currently in regulation; and • Requests for new CEs. The Secretary sent the invitation to participate in the survey electronically to 1,511 individuals from SDOTs, transit authorities, MPOs, and federally recognized Tribal Governments. The survey period ran from September 5, 2012, through October 9, 2012. Responses were collected online and through email. Respondents were encouraged to provide electronic documents and other materials to supplement their answers. Five hundred twenty-two individuals responded to the questionnaire. The SDOT respondents represented 40 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The FHWA and FTA have compiled the responses and completed the MAP– 21 survey report. The purpose of this notice is to comply with the publication requirement for the survey report. The report is available online at www.fhwa.dot.gov/map21 and https:// www.fta.dot.gov/map21. Authority: Sec. 1318(a)(2), Pub. L. 112– 141, 126 Stat. 405 (2012). Issued on: December 7, 2012. Victor Mendez, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. Peter Rogoff, Administrator, Federal Transit Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–30085 Filed 12–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2012–0309] Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information Collection Request: Driver and Carrier Surveys Related to Electronic On-Board Recorders (EOBRs), and Potential Harassment Deriving From EOBR Use Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for information. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The purpose of srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Dec 12, 2012 Jkt 229001 this new ICR is to broadly examine by the collection of survey data, the issue of driver harassment and determine the extent to which Electric On-Board Recorders (EOBRs) used to document drivers’ hours of service could also be used by motor carriers or enforcement personnel to harass drivers and/or monitor driver productivity. The survey will also collect information on the extent to which respondents believe that the use of EOBRs may result in coercion of drivers by motor carriers, shippers, receivers and transportation intermediaries. The proposed surveys for drivers and carriers collect information related to issues of EOBR harassment of drivers by carriers. FMCSA will publish a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking on EOBRs and will consider survey results concerning the EOBR use by motor carriers including countermeasures or best practices to ensure that EOBRs are not used by carriers to harass or coerce drivers prior to the issuance of a final rule. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 11, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket Number FMCSA– 2012—0309 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–00001. • Hand Delivery or Courier. West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. e.t. Monday through Friday, except Holidays. • Fax 1–202–493–2251. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

Federal Transit Administration


Review of National Environmental Policy Act Categorical Exclusion 
Survey Posted on DOT/FHWA Web Site

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit 
Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 1318(a)(2) of the Moving Ahead for 
Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) the FHWA and the FTA have 
surveyed the use of Categorical Exclusions (CE) by the Department in 
transportation projects since 2005, described the types of actions 
categorically excluded and any requests previously received by the 
Secretary for new CEs, and completed a solicitation of requests for new 
CEs from State departments of transportation (SDOT), transit 
authorities, metropolitan planning organizations (MPO), or other 
government agencies. This survey review captures the results of these 
activities.
    The FHWA and FTA are issuing this notice to advise the public that 
the CE survey review is now available on the FHWA Web site, https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/map21, and FTA Web site, https://www.fta.dot.gov/map21.

DATES: These reports were posted on the Web site on December 7, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The CE survey review is posted on the FHWA Web site at: 
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/map21.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Owen Lindauer, Ph.D., Office of 
Project Delivery and Environmental Review (HEPE), (202) 366-2655, or 
Jomar Maldonado, Office of the Chief Counsel (HCC), (202) 366-1373, 
Federal Highway Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, 
DC 20590-0001. For the Federal Transit Administration: Megan Blum, 
Office of Planning and Environment (TPE), (202) 366-0463, or Dana 
Nifosi, Office of Chief Counsel (TCC), (202) 366-4011. Office hours are 
from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1318 of MAP-21 (112 Pub. L. 141, 126 
Stat. 405) requires a survey of CE use for transportation projects 
since 2005, a description of CE actions and any requests for new CEs 
received by the Secretary since 2005, and a solicitation request for 
new CEs from a variety of stakeholders. The statute requires 
publication of the survey.
    To comply with the survey requirement, the FHWA and FTA reviewed 
the administrative records of rulemakings for new FHWA and/or FTA CEs 
since 2005 and in the Department's review of regulations in 2011. The 
administrative records for the rulemakings included Notice of Proposed 
Rulemakings (NPRM), public comments on these rulemakings, and as final 
rules associated with these NPRMs, as applicable (72 FR 44038 (Aug. 7, 
2007), Docket No. FTA-2006-26604 and 77 FR 15310 (Mar. 15, 2012), 
Docket No. FTA-2011-0056). In addition, FHWA and FTA reviewed requests 
for new CEs received as a part of the assessment of Federal regulations 
in response to the President's Executive Order 13563 (Improving 
Regulation and Regulatory Review, January 18, 2011). The request for 
new CEs was documented in the Retrospective Review and Analysis of 
Existing Rules (Department of Transportation, August 2011). Also, in 
September 2012, the Secretary sent a questionnaire, OMB Control No. 
2125-0632, to SDOTs, transit authorities, MPOs, local public agencies, 
and federally recognized Tribal Governments asking for actions they 
request for consideration as new CEs through rulemaking.
    The questionnaire asked SDOTs, transit authorities, MPOs, and 
federally recognized Tribal Governments to provide information on:
     CEs processed as a part of the NEPA for transportation 
projects since 2005;

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     Types of actions categorically excluded;
     Requests previously received by the Secretary of 
Transportation for new CEs that are not currently in regulation; and
     Requests for new CEs.

    The Secretary sent the invitation to participate in the survey 
electronically to 1,511 individuals from SDOTs, transit authorities, 
MPOs, and federally recognized Tribal Governments. The survey period 
ran from September 5, 2012, through October 9, 2012. Responses were 
collected online and through email. Respondents were encouraged to 
provide electronic documents and other materials to supplement their 
answers. Five hundred twenty-two individuals responded to the 
questionnaire. The SDOT respondents represented 40 States, the District 
of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
    The FHWA and FTA have compiled the responses and completed the MAP-
21 survey report. The purpose of this notice is to comply with the 
publication requirement for the survey report. The report is available 
online at www.fhwa.dot.gov/map21 and https://www.fta.dot.gov/map21.

    Authority: Sec. 1318(a)(2), Pub. L. 112-141, 126 Stat. 405 
(2012).

    Issued on: December 7, 2012.
Victor Mendez,
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration.
Peter Rogoff,
Administrator, Federal Transit Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-30085 Filed 12-12-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-22-P