Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 42396-42397 [2014-16984]

Download as PDF 42396 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 139 / Monday, July 21, 2014 / Notices emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Dillon, Area Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, 2520 West 4700 South, Suite 9A, Salt Lake City, Utah 84129, Telephone: (801) 955–3517, email Bryan.Dillon@dot.gov; or Peter Tang, Project Manager, Utah Department of Transportation, Region Two Office, 2010 South 2760 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84104, Telephone: (801) 887–3459, email ptang@utah.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FHWA, in cooperation with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), will prepare an EIS on a proposal to address current and projected traffic demand at the State Street Interchange on I–80 in South Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. The proposed study area extends from approximately I–15 to 700 East and from approximately 2100 South to 2700 South. Transportation improvements in this area are needed to address current and projected 2040 traffic demand, address mobility issues, provide for economic growth, and improve safety. The FHWA will consider a reasonable range of alternatives which meet the project purpose and need and are based on agency and public input. These alternatives include: (1) Taking no action; (2) using access control and transportation system management/ travel demand management to improve the efficiency of the existing network; (3) using alternate travel modes; (4) improving the interchange on I–80 at State Street; (5) making improvements to adjacent facilities; (6) combinations of any of the above; and (7) other feasible alternatives identified during the scoping process. A Coordination Plan is being prepared to define the agency and public participation process for the environmental review process. The plan will outline how agencies and the public will provide input during the scoping process, the development of the purpose and need, and alternatives development. Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will be sent to appropriate Federal, state, and local agencies, and to private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed or who are known to have an interest in this proposal. These letters will invite agencies and the public to participate in scoping meetings at locations and dates to be determined. Public meetings will be held to allow the public, as well as Federal, state, and local agencies to provide comments on the purpose and need for the project, potential alternatives, and social, economic, and environmental issues of concern. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Jul 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 In addition, a public hearing will be held following the release of the draft EIS. Public notice advertisements and direct mailings will notify interested parties of the time and place of the public meetings and the public hearing. To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action is addressed and all significant issues are identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be directed to FHWA or UDOT at the addresses provided above. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20–205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Ivan Marrero, Division Administrator, Salt Lake City, Utah. [FR Doc. 2014–17039 Filed 7–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2014–0011–N–02] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requests (ICRs) abstracted below are being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burdens. The Federal Register notice with a 60day comment period soliciting comments on the following collections of information was published on May 7, 2014 (79 FR 26299). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 20, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Kimberly Toone, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (Telephone: (202) 493–6132). (This telephone number is not toll-free.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (PRA), Public Law 104–13, sec. 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised at 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, require Federal agencies to issue two notices seeking public comment on information collection activities before OMB may approve paperwork packages. 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.5, 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.12. On May 7, 2014, FRA published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on ICRs that the agency was seeking OMB approval. See 79 FR 26299. FRA received no comments after issuing this notice. Accordingly, these information collection activities have been reevaluated and certified under 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and are being forwarded to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12(c). Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b); 5 CFR 1320.12(d). Federal law requires OMB to approve or disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 60 days after the 30 day notice is published. 44 U.S.C. 3507 (b)–(c); 5 CFR 1320.12(d); see also 60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes that the 30 day notice informs the regulated community to file relevant comments and affords the agency adequate time to digest public comments before it renders a decision. 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. Therefore, respondents should submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication to best ensure having their full effect. 5 CFR 1320.12(c); see also 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. The summary below describes the nature of the information collection requirements (ICRs) and the expected burden. The revised requirements are being submitted for clearance by OMB as required by the PRA. Title: Capital Grants for Rail Line Relocation and Improvement Projects. OMB Control Number: 2130–0578. Type of Request: Extension without change of a previously approved collection. Abstract: Section 9002 of SAFETEA– LU amended chapter 201 of Title 49 of the United States Code by adding new section 20154, which establishes the basic elements of a funding program for capital grants for rail relocation and improvement projects. Subsection (b) of the new section 20154 mandates that the Secretary of Transportation issue ‘‘temporary regulations’’ to implement the capital grants program and then issue final regulations by October 1, 2006. E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 139 / Monday, July 21, 2014 / Notices In FY 2008, Congress appropriated $20,145,000 for the Program, reduced by rescission to $20,040,200. Of this sum, $14,905,000 was available for discretionary (competitive) grants. After evaluating and scoring 37 applications, FRA awarded $14,315,300 to seven different projects, leaving $589,700. In FY 2009, Congress appropriated $25,000,000 and directed that $17,100,000 be awarded to 23 specific projects, with $7,900,000 left over for discretionary grants. Subsequently, in FY 2010, Congress appropriated $34,532,000 for the Program, and directed that $24,519,200 go to 27 specifically enumerated projects. FRA combined the remaining $10,012,800 with the $589,700 that was not awarded from the FY 2008 competition, $2,000,000 that was awarded to one of the FY 2008 projects but which the project sponsors ultimately turned down, and the $7,900,000 in FY 2009 discretionary funding for a total of $20,502,500. These funds were the subject of a Notice of Funding Availability that FRA published in the Federal Register on September 10, 2010. The application period closed on October 29, 2010. Annual Estimated Burden: 26,083 hours. Addressee: Send comments regarding these information collections to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Comments may also be sent via email to OMB at the following address: oira_submissions@ omb.eop.gov. Comments are invited on the following: Whether the proposed collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimates of the burden of the proposed information collections; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collections of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Jul 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 Issued in Washington, DC, on July 15, 2014. Rebecca Pennington, Chief Financial Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–16984 Filed 7–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 4219 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 4219, Statement of Liability of Lender, Surety, or Other Person for Withholding Taxes. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 19, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to R. Joseph Durbala, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Gerald J. Shields, LL.M. at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet at Gerald.J.Shields@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Statement of Liability of Lender, Surety, or Other Person for Withholding Taxes. OMB Number: 1545–2254. Form Number: Form 4219. Abstract: Third parties who directly pay another’s payrolls can be held liable for the full amount of taxes required to be withheld but not paid to the Government (subject to the 25% limitation). IRC 3505 deals with persons who supply funds to an employer for the purpose of paying wages. The notification that a third party is paying or supplying wages will usually be made by filing of the Form 4219, Statement of Liability of Lender, Surety, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 42397 or Other Person for Withholding Taxes. The Form 4219, Statement of Liability of Lender, Surety, or Other Person for Withholding Taxes, is to be submitted and associated with each employer and for every calendar quarter for which a liability under section 3505 is incurred. Current Actions: There are no changes to the form. We are making this submission to extend the current OMB approval. Type of Review: Revision or Extension of currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, farms, Federal Government, State, Local, or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 12 hours 50 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12,833. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Approved: July 9, 2014. R. Joseph Durbala, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–17099 Filed 7–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2014-0011-N-02]


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces that the Information Collection Requests (ICRs) 
abstracted below are being forwarded to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describes the nature of 
the information collections and their expected burdens. The Federal 
Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the 
following collections of information was published on May 7, 2014 (79 
FR 26299).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 20, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Kimberly Toone, Office of 
Information Technology, RAD-20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 
New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (Telephone: 
(202) 493-6132). (This telephone number is not toll-free.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
Public Law 104-13, sec. 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised at 
44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 
1320, require Federal agencies to issue two notices seeking public 
comment on information collection activities before OMB may approve 
paperwork packages. 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.5, 1320.8(d)(1), 
1320.12. On May 7, 2014, FRA published a 60-day notice in the Federal 
Register soliciting comment on ICRs that the agency was seeking OMB 
approval. See 79 FR 26299. FRA received no comments after issuing this 
notice. Accordingly, these information collection activities have been 
re-evaluated and certified under 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and are being 
forwarded to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12(c).
    Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of 
information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. 44 U.S.C. 
3507(b); 5 CFR 1320.12(d). Federal law requires OMB to approve or 
disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 60 days after the 30 day 
notice is published. 44 U.S.C. 3507 (b)-(c); 5 CFR 1320.12(d); see also 
60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes that the 30 day notice 
informs the regulated community to file relevant comments and affords 
the agency adequate time to digest public comments before it renders a 
decision. 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. Therefore, respondents should 
submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication 
to best ensure having their full effect. 5 CFR 1320.12(c); see also 60 
FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995.
    The summary below describes the nature of the information 
collection requirements (ICRs) and the expected burden. The revised 
requirements are being submitted for clearance by OMB as required by 
the PRA.
    Title: Capital Grants for Rail Line Relocation and Improvement 
Projects.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0578.
    Type of Request: Extension without change of a previously approved 
collection.
    Abstract: Section 9002 of SAFETEA-LU amended chapter 201 of Title 
49 of the United States Code by adding new section 20154, which 
establishes the basic elements of a funding program for capital grants 
for rail relocation and improvement projects. Subsection (b) of the new 
section 20154 mandates that the Secretary of Transportation issue 
``temporary regulations'' to implement the capital grants program and 
then issue final regulations by October 1, 2006.

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    In FY 2008, Congress appropriated $20,145,000 for the Program, 
reduced by rescission to $20,040,200. Of this sum, $14,905,000 was 
available for discretionary (competitive) grants. After evaluating and 
scoring 37 applications, FRA awarded $14,315,300 to seven different 
projects, leaving $589,700. In FY 2009, Congress appropriated 
$25,000,000 and directed that $17,100,000 be awarded to 23 specific 
projects, with $7,900,000 left over for discretionary grants. 
Subsequently, in FY 2010, Congress appropriated $34,532,000 for the 
Program, and directed that $24,519,200 go to 27 specifically enumerated 
projects. FRA combined the remaining $10,012,800 with the $589,700 that 
was not awarded from the FY 2008 competition, $2,000,000 that was 
awarded to one of the FY 2008 projects but which the project sponsors 
ultimately turned down, and the $7,900,000 in FY 2009 discretionary 
funding for a total of $20,502,500. These funds were the subject of a 
Notice of Funding Availability that FRA published in the Federal 
Register on September 10, 2010. The application period closed on 
October 29, 2010.
    Annual Estimated Burden: 26,083 hours.
    Addressee: Send comments regarding these information collections to 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, 
Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Comments may also be sent via email to OMB 
at the following address: oira_submissions@omb.eop.gov.
    Comments are invited on the following: Whether the proposed 
collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the Department, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department's estimates of 
the burden of the proposed information collections; ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 
ways to minimize the burden of the collections of information on 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB 
receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 15, 2014.
Rebecca Pennington,
Chief Financial Officer.
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