Notice of Request for Clearance of a new Information Collection: National Census of Ferry Operators, 41190-41191 [2013-16429]

Download as PDF 41190 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 9, 2013 / Notices We recognize that the vision of an applicant may change and affect his/her ability to operate a CMV as safely as in the past. As a condition of the exemption, therefore, FMCSA will impose requirements on the 25 individuals consistent with the grandfathering provisions applied to drivers who participated in the Agency’s vision waiver program. Those requirements are found at 49 CFR 391.64(b) and include the following: (1) That each individual be physically examined every year (a) by an ophthalmologist or optometrist who attests that the vision in the better eye continues to meet the requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) and (b) by a medical examiner who attests that the individual is otherwise physically qualified under 49 CFR 391.41; (2) that each individual provide a copy of the ophthalmologist’s or optometrist’s report to the medical examiner at the time of the annual medical examination; and (3) that each individual provide a copy of the annual medical certification to the employer for retention in the driver’s qualification file, or keep a copy in his/her driver’s qualification file if he/she is selfemployed. The driver must have a copy of the certification when driving, for presentation to a duly authorized Federal, State, or local enforcement official. Discussion of Comments FMCSA received one comment in this proceeding. The comment is considered and discussed below. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is in favor of granting exemptions to Kevin Kacicz, Allen Weiand, and Gregory Thurston after reviewing their driving histories. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Conclusion Based upon its evaluation of the 25 exemption applications, FMCSA exempts Allan L. Anthony (MD), James C. Barr (OH), Clifford L. Burruss (CA), Brian G. Dvorak (IL), Roger Dykstra (IL), Gerald R. Eister (NC), Juan M. Guerrero (TX), Michael L. Huffman (IA), John T. Johnson (NM), Kevin S. Kacicz (PA), Thomas Korycki (NJ), John Kozminski (MI), Larry W. Lunde (WA), David Matos (NY), Chad Penman (UT), Raymond Potter (RI), David Rothermel (RI), Charles T. Spears (VA), Brian Tessman (WI), Gregory Thurston (PA), Donald R. Torbett (IA), Scharron Valentine (OH), Allen D. Weiand (PA), James Whiteway (TX), and Billy W. Wilson (TN) from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), subject to the requirements cited above (49 CFR 391.64(b)). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Jul 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each exemption will be valid for 2 years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315. If the exemption is still effective at the end of the 2-year period, the person may apply to FMCSA for a renewal under procedures in effect at that time. Issued on: July 2, 2013. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. 37878, in the second column, under the section captioned DATES, in the last sentence of the second paragraph replace ‘‘July 14, 2013’’ with ‘‘July 23, 2013’’ so that the sentence reads: ‘‘Additionally, materials submitted in response to the request for comments on the license application must reach the Docket Management Facility as detailed below, by July 23, 2013.’’ Dated: July 2, 2013. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Assistant Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–16358 Filed 7–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [FR Doc. 2013–16459 Filed 7–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P Research and Innovative Technology Administration DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [Docket No. RITA–2013–0003] Maritime Administration Notice of Request for Clearance of a new Information Collection: National Census of Ferry Operators [Docket No. USCG–2013–0363] Deepwater Port License Application: Liberty Natural Gas LLC, Port Ambrose Deepwater Port Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of intent; notice of public meeting; request for comments; correction. AGENCY: The Maritime Administration (MarAd) published a Notice of Intent, Notice of Public Meeting, and Request for Comments regarding the Port Ambrose Deepwater Port License Application in the June 24, 2013, Federal Register. In the DATES section of the notice, MarAd incorrectly described July 14, 2013, as the closing date for receipt of materials in response to the request for comments. This notice corrects that error and clarifies that the closing date for receipt of materials in response to the request for comments is July 23, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Roddy Bachman, U.S. Coast Guard, telephone: 202–372–1451, email: Roddy.C.Bachman@uscg.mil, or Ms. Tracey Ford, Maritime Administration, telephone: 202–366–0321, email: Tracey.Ford@dot.gov. For questions regarding viewing the Docket, call Ms. Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUMMARY: Correction In the Federal Register of June 24, 2013, in FR Doc. 2013–0363, on page PO 00000 Frm 00166 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the BTS to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) approval to make changes to an existing information collection related to the Nation’s ferry operations (National Census of Ferry Operators, OMB Control Number—2139–0009). The data collected for the national census of ferry operators (NCFO) have historically been used to produce a descriptive database of existing ferry operations. Recently enacted MAP–21 legislation (Pub. L. 112–141, section 1121(b)), requires that the NCFO data be used by The Federal Highway Administration for funding allocations based on a specific set of formulae. As a result, BTS is proposing the elimination of census questions that do not support the MAP–21 requirements; while adding items needed to support the FHWA’s funding algorithms. As with all previous NCFO initiatives, business sensitive information provided by ferry operators will not be made public. The Information provided will however, be shared with FHWA in order to support their funding allocations as dictated in MAP–21. For copies of the old and new SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 9, 2013 / Notices NCFO questionnaires with edits, please contact the project director. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 8, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth W. Steve, (202) 366–4108, NCFO Project Manager, BTS, RITA, Department of Transportation, 1200 NJ Ave. SE., Room E34–431, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: National Census of Ferry Operators (NCFO). Type of Request: Approval of an information collection. Affected Public: There are approximately 260 ferry operators nationwide. Abstract: The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA–21) (Pub. L. 105–178), section 1207(c), directed the Secretary of Transportation to conduct a study of ferry transportation in the United States and its possessions. In 2000, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Intermodal and Statewide Planning conducted a survey of approximately 250 ferry operators to identify: (1) Existing ferry operations including the location and routes served; (2) source and amount, if any, of funds derived from Federal, State, or local governments supporting ferry construction or operations; (3) potential domestic ferry routes in the United States and its possessions and to develop information on those routes; and (4) potential for use of high speed ferry services and alternative-fueled ferry services. The Safe, Accountable, Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act—A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA– LU) Public Law 109–59, Section 1801(e)) required that the Secretary, acting through the BTS, establish and maintain a national ferry database containing current information regarding routes, vessels, passengers and vehicles carried, funding sources and such other information as the Secretary considers useful. The newly enacted MAP–21 legislation (Pub. L. 112–141, section 1121(b)), requires that the NCFO database as previously defined in SAFETEA–LU: (1) Include ‘‘any Federal, State, and local government funding sources;’’ and (2) ‘‘ensure that the database is consistent with the national transit database maintained by the Federal Transit Administration.’’ To that end, a revised data collection form has been submitted to OMB for approval. Items removed from the old form include those designed to target VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Jul 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 ridership and terminal information that typically produce unreliable and/or incomplete data, and were not specifically required by law to be maintained as a part of the NCFO database. These items include segment data related to peak season (q12), daily passenger surges (q13), weekday passenger surges (q14), weekend passenger surges (q15), and other terminal operations (q16). Questions 2 through 5 of the old form were also refined to better meet the MAP–21 requirements. The concept of public or private ownership was also extended to individual vessel and terminals, and rate regulation to individual route segments. Finally, vessel and terminal items were refined or added to achieve content consistency with the National Transit Database. Data Confidentiality Provisions: The National Census of Ferry Operators may collect confidential business information. The confidentiality of these data will be protected under 49 CFR 7.17. In accordance with this regulation, only statistical and non-sensitive business information will be made available through publications and public use data files. The statistical public use data are intended to provide an aggregated source of information on ferry boat operations nationwide. Business sensitive information may be shared with FHWA to support MAP–21 funding allocations. Frequency: The survey will be conducted every other year beginning in 2013. Estimated Burden: The total annual burden (in the year that the survey is conducted) is estimated to be just less than 130 hours (that is 30 minutes per respondent for 260 respondents equals 7,800 minutes). Response to Comments: A 60 day notice requesting public comment was issued in the Federal Register on May 2, 2013. No comments were received. Public Comments Invited: Interested parties are invited to send comments regarding any aspect of this information collection, including, but not limited to: (1) The necessity and utility of the information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the DOT; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways to minimize the collection burden without reducing the quality of the collected information. Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: BTS Desk Officer. PO 00000 Frm 00167 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 41191 Issued in Washington, DC, on this 3rd day of July, 2013. Patricia Hu, Director, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Research and Innovative Technology Administration

[Docket No. RITA-2013-0003]


Notice of Request for Clearance of a new Information Collection: 
National Census of Ferry Operators

AGENCY: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and 
Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) 
of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the 
intention of the BTS to request the Office of Management and Budget's 
(OMB's) approval to make changes to an existing information collection 
related to the Nation's ferry operations (National Census of Ferry 
Operators, OMB Control Number--2139-0009). The data collected for the 
national census of ferry operators (NCFO) have historically been used 
to produce a descriptive database of existing ferry operations. 
Recently enacted MAP-21 legislation (Pub. L. 112-141, section 1121(b)), 
requires that the NCFO data be used by The Federal Highway 
Administration for funding allocations based on a specific set of 
formulae. As a result, BTS is proposing the elimination of census 
questions that do not support the MAP-21 requirements; while adding 
items needed to support the FHWA's funding algorithms. As with all 
previous NCFO initiatives, business sensitive information provided by 
ferry operators will not be made public. The Information provided will 
however, be shared with FHWA in order to support their funding 
allocations as dictated in MAP-21. For copies of the old and new

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NCFO questionnaires with edits, please contact the project director.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 8, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth W. Steve, (202) 366-4108, NCFO 
Project Manager, BTS, RITA, Department of Transportation, 1200 NJ Ave. 
SE., Room E34-431, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9:00 
a.m. to 6:30 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: National Census of Ferry Operators 
(NCFO).
    Type of Request: Approval of an information collection.
    Affected Public: There are approximately 260 ferry operators 
nationwide.
    Abstract: The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-
21) (Pub. L. 105-178), section 1207(c), directed the Secretary of 
Transportation to conduct a study of ferry transportation in the United 
States and its possessions. In 2000, the Federal Highway Administration 
(FHWA) Office of Intermodal and Statewide Planning conducted a survey 
of approximately 250 ferry operators to identify: (1) Existing ferry 
operations including the location and routes served; (2) source and 
amount, if any, of funds derived from Federal, State, or local 
governments supporting ferry construction or operations; (3) potential 
domestic ferry routes in the United States and its possessions and to 
develop information on those routes; and (4) potential for use of high 
speed ferry services and alternative-fueled ferry services. The Safe, 
Accountable, Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act--A Legacy for 
Users (SAFETEA-LU) Public Law 109-59, Section 1801(e)) required that 
the Secretary, acting through the BTS, establish and maintain a 
national ferry database containing current information regarding 
routes, vessels, passengers and vehicles carried, funding sources and 
such other information as the Secretary considers useful.
    The newly enacted MAP-21 legislation (Pub. L. 112-141, section 
1121(b)), requires that the NCFO database as previously defined in 
SAFETEA-LU: (1) Include ``any Federal, State, and local government 
funding sources;'' and (2) ``ensure that the database is consistent 
with the national transit database maintained by the Federal Transit 
Administration.'' To that end, a revised data collection form has been 
submitted to OMB for approval. Items removed from the old form include 
those designed to target ridership and terminal information that 
typically produce unreliable and/or incomplete data, and were not 
specifically required by law to be maintained as a part of the NCFO 
database. These items include segment data related to peak season 
(q12), daily passenger surges (q13), weekday passenger surges (q14), 
weekend passenger surges (q15), and other terminal operations (q16). 
Questions 2 through 5 of the old form were also refined to better meet 
the MAP-21 requirements. The concept of public or private ownership was 
also extended to individual vessel and terminals, and rate regulation 
to individual route segments. Finally, vessel and terminal items were 
refined or added to achieve content consistency with the National 
Transit Database.
    Data Confidentiality Provisions: The National Census of Ferry 
Operators may collect confidential business information. The 
confidentiality of these data will be protected under 49 CFR 7.17. In 
accordance with this regulation, only statistical and non-sensitive 
business information will be made available through publications and 
public use data files. The statistical public use data are intended to 
provide an aggregated source of information on ferry boat operations 
nationwide. Business sensitive information may be shared with FHWA to 
support MAP-21 funding allocations.
    Frequency: The survey will be conducted every other year beginning 
in 2013.
    Estimated Burden: The total annual burden (in the year that the 
survey is conducted) is estimated to be just less than 130 hours (that 
is 30 minutes per respondent for 260 respondents equals 7,800 minutes).
    Response to Comments: A 60 day notice requesting public comment was 
issued in the Federal Register on May 2, 2013. No comments were 
received.
    Public Comments Invited: Interested parties are invited to send 
comments regarding any aspect of this information collection, 
including, but not limited to: (1) The necessity and utility of the 
information collection for the proper performance of the functions of 
the DOT; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) 
ways to minimize the collection burden without reducing the quality of 
the collected information. Send comments to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th 
Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: BTS Desk Officer.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on this 3rd day of July, 2013.
Patricia Hu,
Director, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Research and Innovative 
Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.
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