Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development Program (Ladders of Opportunity Initiative), 54777 [2014-21899]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 177 / Friday, September 12, 2014 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES rules, as State law. As a result, State enforcement inspectors use the RODS and supporting documents to determine whether CMV drivers are complying with the HOS rules. In addition, FMCSA uses the RODS during on-site compliance reviews (CRs) and targeted reviews of motor carriers. In addition, Federal and State courts rely upon the RODS as evidence of driver and motor carrier violations of the HOS regulations. This information collection supports the DOT’s Strategic Goal of Safety because the information helps the Agency ensure the safe operation of CMVs in interstate commerce on our Nation’s highways. The PRA burden estimate is currently 184.38 million hours, approved by OMB on December 11, 2011. The expiration date of this ICR is December 31, 2014. Through this ICR, FMCSA requests a revision of the paperwork burden of 2126–0001. The Agency requests a reduction in the burden hours based on two program adjustments and is not the result of amendments of the HOS rules. The program adjustments are: (1) A lower estimate of the number of CMV drivers who are subject to the HOS rules; and (2) an estimate of the burden reduction experienced by those CMV drivers voluntarily using electronic HOS technology. First, the Agency reduces its estimate of the number of drivers subject to the HOS recordkeeping requirements from 4.6 million to 2.84 million. Second, FMCSA estimates that 10% of drivers currently are obtaining burden reductions because they use electronic HOS technology. On June 24, 2014, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice allowing for a 60-day comment period on this ICR. The agency received no comment in response to that notice. 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 FMCSA to perform its functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FMCSA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. Issued under the authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.87 on: September 5, 2014. G. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–21781 Filed 9–11–14; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development Program (Ladders of Opportunity Initiative) [Docket No. PHMSA–2014–0017] Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. AGENCY: Notice of Funding Availability; withdrawal. ACTION: This action withdraws an FTA notice of funding availability (NOFA), Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development Program Ladders of Opportunity Initiative, published in the Federal Register on September 5, 2014 (79 FR 53095). FTA will issue a revised NOFA for this program. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective September 12, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Betty Jackson, Workforce Development Program Manager, Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation, phone: (202) 366–1730, fax: (202) 366–3765, or email: betty.jackson@dot.gov. A TDD is available at 1–800–877–8339 (TDD/ FIRS). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 5, 2014, FTA published an Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development Program (Ladders of Opportunity Initiative) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) (79 FR 53095). The NOFA indicated that FTA was making FY 13 and prior year funds available for this effort. FTA intends to make additional funds available, providing a consolidated way for potential applicants to seek funding. Since this additional funding may have a bearing on whether a potential applicant decides to apply for funds, FTA has determined the best course of action is to withdraw the NOFA and issue a revised NOFA. The Withdrawal In consideration of the foregoing, the NOFA for Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development Program (Ladders of Opportunity Initiative) is hereby withdrawn. Therese W. McMillan, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–21899 Filed 9–10–14; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE P BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:58 Sep 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 54777 PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pipeline Safety: Construction Notification Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; Issuance of Advisory Bulletin. AGENCY: PHMSA is issuing this advisory bulletin to all owners and operators of gas and hazardous liquid pipelines to provide further clarification regarding the notification(s) required prior to certain construction-related events. PHMSA needs to be aware of certain construction-related events to have sufficient time to schedule reviews of pipeline construction plans and inspections. Moreover, timely construction plan reviews and inspections by PHMSA could help operators avoid costly modifications, repairs and/or additions to achieve compliance with the Federal pipeline safety regulations. Accordingly, PHMSA strongly encourages operators to provide the required construction-related notification(s) not later than 60 days prior to whichever of the following activities occurs first: Material purchasing and manufacturing; right-ofway acquisition; construction equipment move-in activities; onsite or offsite fabrications; or right-of-way clearing, grading and ditching. PHMSA also strongly encourages operators to provide the required notification(s) for the construction of 10 or more miles of a new pipeline for a pipeline that: (1) Did not previously exist; and (2) for the replacement of 10 or more contiguous miles of line pipe in an existing pipeline. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For any questions about this Advisory Bulletin, contact the appropriate PHMSA Regional Office of Pipeline Safety as follows: • Central Region: 816–329–3800 Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin • Eastern Region: 609–989–2171 Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 177 (Friday, September 12, 2014)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-21899]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration


Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development Program 
(Ladders of Opportunity Initiative)

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Funding Availability; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: This action withdraws an FTA notice of funding availability 
(NOFA), Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development Program 
Ladders of Opportunity Initiative, published in the Federal Register on 
September 5, 2014 (79 FR 53095). FTA will issue a revised NOFA for this 
program.

DATES: Effective September 12, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Betty Jackson, Workforce Development 
Program Manager, Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation, 
phone: (202) 366-1730, fax: (202) 366-3765, or email: 
betty.jackson@dot.gov. A TDD is available at 1-800-877-8339 (TDD/FIRS).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On September 5, 2014, FTA published an Innovative Public 
Transportation Workforce Development Program (Ladders of Opportunity 
Initiative) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) (79 FR 53095). The 
NOFA indicated that FTA was making FY 13 and prior year funds available 
for this effort. FTA intends to make additional funds available, 
providing a consolidated way for potential applicants to seek funding. 
Since this additional funding may have a bearing on whether a potential 
applicant decides to apply for funds, FTA has determined the best 
course of action is to withdraw the NOFA and issue a revised NOFA.

The Withdrawal

    In consideration of the foregoing, the NOFA for Innovative Public 
Transportation Workforce Development Program (Ladders of Opportunity 
Initiative) is hereby withdrawn.

Therese W. McMillan,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2014-21899 Filed 9-10-14; 4:15 pm]
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