Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection, 34562-34563 [2014-14099]

Download as PDF 34562 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 116 / Tuesday, June 17, 2014 / Notices signing the comment for an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78). Docket: To read background documents or comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov at any time or to the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Forseth, ANM–113, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356, email mark.forseth@faa.gov, phone (425) 227–2796; or Sandra K. Long, ARM– 200, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, email sandra.long@faa.gov, phone (202) 267– 4714. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 11, 2014. Lirio Liu, Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition For Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2014–0299. Petitioner: The Boeing Company. Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 25.1305(c)(5). Description of Relief Sought: Petitioner seeks time-limited relief from 14 CFR 25.1305(c)(5) at amendment 25–120 in support of Certification Plan 15053, for the power plant ice protection system indication requirement on the Boeing Model 747– 8 and 747–8F airplanes equipped with GEnx–2B engines. [FR Doc. 2014–14085 Filed 6–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2014–0023] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:43 Jun 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 on this information collection on April 1, 2014. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by July 17, 2014. 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–2014–0023. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Jones, 202–366–5053, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, Office of Highway Policy Information, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Travel Monitoring Analysis System (TMAS), formerly Heavy Vehicle Travel Information System (HVTIS). OMB Control Number: 2125–0587. Background: Title 49, United States Code, Section 301, authorizes the DOT to collect statistical information relevant to domestic transportation. The FHWA is continuing to develop the TMAS to house data that will enable analysis of the amount and nature of truck travel at the national and regional levels. The information will be used by the FHWA and other DOT agencies to evaluate changes in truck travel in order to assess impacts on highway safety; the role of travel in economic productivity; impacts of changes in truck travel on infrastructure condition; and maintenance of our Nation’s mobility while protecting the human and natural environment. The increasing dependence on truck transport requires that data be available to better assess its overall contribution to the Nation’s well-being. In conducting the data collection, the FHWA will be requesting PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that State Departments of Transportations (SDOTs) provide reporting of traffic volume, vehicle classification, and vehicle weight data which they collect as part of their existing traffic monitoring programs, including other sources such as local governments and traffic operations. States and local governments collect traffic volume, vehicle classification data, and vehicle weight data throughout the year using weigh-inmotion devices. The data should be representative of all public roads within State boundaries. The data will allow transportation professionals at the Federal, State, and metropolitan levels to make informed decisions about policies and plans. Respondents: 52 SDOTs, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Frequency: Annually. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Each of the SDOTs already collect traffic data for various purposes. In accordance with 23 U.S.C. 303, each State has a Traffic Monitoring System in place so the data collection burden relevant for this notice is the additional burden for each State to provide a copy of their traffic data using the record formats specified in the Traffic Monitoring Guide. Automation and online tools continue to be developed in support of the TMAS and the capability now exists for online submission and validation of total volume data. The estimated average monthly burden is 3.5 hours for an annual burden of 42 hours. The annual reporting requirement is estimated to be 6 hours for the States and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The combined burden from the monthly and annual reports is 48 hours per respondent. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Total burden will be 2,496 hours. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the U.S. DOT’s performance, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the U.S. DOT’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (3) ways 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. E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 116 / Tuesday, June 17, 2014 / Notices Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued On: June 11, 2014. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–14099 Filed 6–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [Docket No. FTA–2013–0034] Notice of Buy America Waiver for a Variable Refrigerant Flow HVAC System AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of Buy America waiver. In response to the Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District’s (MetroLINK) request for a Buy America waiver for a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) HVAC system, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) hereby waives its Buy America requirements for the VRF HVAC system to be installed in MetroLINK’s Rock Island Transfer Station. This waiver is limited to a single procurement for the VRF HVAC system for the Rock Island Transfer Station project, an FTA-funded project. DATES: This waiver is effective immediately. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary J. Lee, FTA Attorney-Advisor, at (202) 366–0985 or mary.j.lee@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this notice is to announce that FTA has granted a non-availability waiver for MetroLINK’s procurement of a VRF HVAC system for its Rock Island Transfer Station. With certain exceptions, FTA’s Buy America requirements prevent FTA from obligating an amount that may be appropriated to carry out its program for a project unless ‘‘the steel, iron, and manufactured goods used in the project are produced in the United States.’’ 49 U.S.C. 5323(j)(1). A manufactured product is considered produced in the United States if: (1) All of the manufacturing processes for the product must take place in the United States; and (2) All of the components of the product must be of U.S. origin. A component is considered of U.S. origin if it is manufactured in the United States, regardless of the origin of its subcomponents. 49 CFR 661.5(d). If, however, FTA determines that ‘‘the steel, iron, and goods produced in the tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:43 Jun 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 United States are not produced in a sufficient and reasonably available amount or are not of a satisfactory quality,’’ then FTA may issue a waiver (non-availability waiver). 49 U.S.C. 5323(j)(2)(B); 49 CFR 661.7(c). On February 18, 2014, FTA published a notice in the Federal Register requesting comments on MetroLINK’s request for a non-availability waiver for a VRF HVAC system that will be installed into its passenger transfer facility in Rock Island, Illinois, the Rock Island Transfer Station. 79 FR 9313. FTA selected this project for award of fiscal year 2011 funding made available pursuant to the Bus and Bus Facilities Program (49 U.S.C. 5309(b)) in support of U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Livability Initiative and the Partnership for Sustainable Communities between the U.S. DOT, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Bus Livability Program). Among other things, FTA selected each project for the Bus Livability Program based upon whether it would promote a more environmentally sustainable transportation system. 76 FR 37393, 37397 (June 27, 2011); see also 76 FR 68813 (Nov. 7, 2011). More specifically, FTA assessed the project’s ability to ‘‘maintain, protect or enhance the environment, as evidenced by environmentally friendly policies and practices utilized in the project design, construction, and operation that exceed the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act including items such as whether the project uses a [U.S. Green Building Council] Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified design. . . .’’ 76 FR at 37397. MetroLINK’s Rock Island Transfer Station is expected to be LEED-certified and will incorporate a number of sustainable and energy efficient elements. One such element is a VRF HVAC system that, among other things, is space saving, has invertor technology, efficiency, and a non-ozone depleting refrigerant that domestic manufacturers of HVAC systems do not provide. MetroLINK stated in its request that this VRF HVAC system is critical in obtaining the LEED points necessary to achieve the Silver certification (or better) that it is seeking. Thus, MetroLINK specified the brands ‘‘Daikin AC’’ and ‘‘Mitsubishi,’’ or approved equal, but MetroLINK has been unable to identify a domestic manufacturer of the VRF HVAC system that meets its specifications. The comment period closed on March 4, 2014, but FTA took into consideration PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34563 the one comment it received from Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. on March 7, 2014. This commenter supports a waiver and reiterated the nonavailability of this type of HVAC system in the United States and the advantages of such a system. Based upon MetroLINK’s assertions that it is unable to procure a U.S.manufactured VRF HVAC system, which is critical in obtaining the LEED points necessary to achieve the Silver certification (or better) that it is seeking, and the comment on the advantages of a VRF HVAC system, FTA hereby waives its Buy America requirement for manufactured products under 49 CFR 661.5(d) for the VRF HVAC system.1 This waiver is limited to a single procurement for the VRF HVAC system for the Rock Island Transfer Station project. Dana C. Nifosi, Deputy Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2014–14087 Filed 6–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Notice To Rescind Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on Central Broward East-West Transit Analysis in Broward County, FL AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. Rescind Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. ACTION: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), in cooperation with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed public transportation improvement project in Broward County, Florida is being rescinded. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Andres Ramirez, General Engineer, Federal Transit Administration Region IV, 230 Peachtree Street NW., Atlanta, GA 30303, phone 404–865–5611, email andres.ramirez@dot.gov. SUMMARY: 1 Note that a similar Buy America non-availability waiver was issued on June 22, 2010 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the same VRF HVAC system. 75 FR 35447. According to MetroLINK, the U.S. DOE’s determination of inapplicability (U.S. DOE’s Buy America waiver for non-availability) of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 to the same VRF HVAC system indicates the continued non-availability of this product. E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 116 (Tuesday, June 17, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-14099]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2014-0023]


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 published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day 
public comment period on this information collection on April 1, 2014. 
We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Please submit comments by July 17, 2014.

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-2014-0023.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Jones, 202-366-5053, Federal 
Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, Office of Highway 
Policy Information, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Travel Monitoring Analysis System (TMAS), formerly Heavy 
Vehicle Travel Information System (HVTIS).
    OMB Control Number: 2125-0587.
    Background: Title 49, United States Code, Section 301, authorizes 
the DOT to collect statistical information relevant to domestic 
transportation. The FHWA is continuing to develop the TMAS to house 
data that will enable analysis of the amount and nature of truck travel 
at the national and regional levels. The information will be used by 
the FHWA and other DOT agencies to evaluate changes in truck travel in 
order to assess impacts on highway safety; the role of travel in 
economic productivity; impacts of changes in truck travel on 
infrastructure condition; and maintenance of our Nation's mobility 
while protecting the human and natural environment. The increasing 
dependence on truck transport requires that data be available to better 
assess its overall contribution to the Nation's well-being. In 
conducting the data collection, the FHWA will be requesting that State 
Departments of Transportations (SDOTs) provide reporting of traffic 
volume, vehicle classification, and vehicle weight data which they 
collect as part of their existing traffic monitoring programs, 
including other sources such as local governments and traffic 
operations. States and local governments collect traffic volume, 
vehicle classification data, and vehicle weight data throughout the 
year using weigh-in-motion devices. The data should be representative 
of all public roads within State boundaries. The data will allow 
transportation professionals at the Federal, State, and metropolitan 
levels to make informed decisions about policies and plans.
    Respondents: 52 SDOTs, including the District of Columbia and 
Puerto Rico.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: Each of the SDOTs already 
collect traffic data for various purposes. In accordance with 23 U.S.C. 
303, each State has a Traffic Monitoring System in place so the data 
collection burden relevant for this notice is the additional burden for 
each State to provide a copy of their traffic data using the record 
formats specified in the Traffic Monitoring Guide. Automation and 
online tools continue to be developed in support of the TMAS and the 
capability now exists for online submission and validation of total 
volume data. The estimated average monthly burden is 3.5 hours for an 
annual burden of 42 hours. The annual reporting requirement is 
estimated to be 6 hours for the States and the District of Columbia and 
Puerto Rico. The combined burden from the monthly and annual reports is 
48 hours per respondent.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Total burden will be 2,496 
hours.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the U.S. DOT's performance, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the 
accuracy of the U.S. DOT's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
information collection; (3) ways 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.


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    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48.

    Issued On: June 11, 2014.
Michael Howell,
Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-14099 Filed 6-16-14; 8:45 am]
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