Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review, 78136-78137 [2014-30335]

Download as PDF 78136 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 248 / Monday, December 29, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of a Land Release Affecting Federal Grant Assurance Obligations at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of a Land Release. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application for a land release of approximately 60 acres of airport property at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona from the aeronautical use provisions of the Grant Agreement Assurances since the land is not needed for airport purposes. The property will be used by Pima County, Arizona to relocate an existing roadway that is too close to United States Air Force Plant Number 4, a military ordnance manufacturing facility. The proposed land release will allow the relocated public roadway to comply with the military safety separation standards from the ordnance facility. The airport will be compensated for the fair market value of the land. The use of the land for a roadway represents a compatible land use that will not interfere with the airport or its operation, thereby protecting the interests of civil aviation. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 28, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Comments on the request may be mailed or delivered to the FAA at the following address: Mr. Mike N. Williams, Manager, Airports District Office, Federal Register Comment, Federal Aviation Administration, Phoenix Airports District Office, 3800 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1025, Phoenix, Arizona 85012. In addition, one copy of the comment submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Mr. Eric Roudebush, Director of Environmental Services, Tucson Airport Authority, 7005 South Plumer Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85756. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), Public Law 10–181 (Apr. 5, 2000; 114 Stat. 61), this notice must be published in the Federal Register 30 days before the DOT Secretary may waive any condition imposed on a federally obligated airport by surplus property conveyance deeds or grant agreements. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Dec 24, 2014 Jkt 235001 The following is a brief overview of the request: The Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) requested a release from the provisions of the Grant Agreement Assurances to permit the disposal of approximately 60 acres of land at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona to permit the construction of a relocated replacement roadway by Pima County (County) to comply with safety arcs defined by the United States Air Force (USAF) for USAF Plant Number 44. The County proposes to relocate a portion of East Hughes Access Road between the South Nogales Highway and South Alvernon Way about 2,500 feet to the south of its present location so the new roadway and its users will be outside the designated safety zones used by the United States Air Force Plant Number 44 to keep the public a safe distance from an ordnance plant. The Tucson Airport Authority will sell the land, about 3 miles in length, that is obligated by Airport Improvement Program grants. In return, TAA will be compensated for the fair market value of the right of way property. In addition, when the old roadway is abandoned, TAA will have its rights restored to the portions that it originally owned. The use of the land for a roadway is a compatible land use that will not interfere with or impede the operations and development of the airport. Based on the benefits of fair compensation and enhanced public safety, the interests of civil aviation will be properly served. Issued in Hawthorne, California, on December 18, 2014. Brian Q. Armstrong, Manager, Safety and Standards Branch, Airports Division, Western-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 2014–30361 Filed 12–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [FTA Docket No. FTA–2014–0029] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. The Federal Transit Administration invites public comment about its intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval to renew the following information collection: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49 U.S.C. 5308—Clean Fuels Grant Program The information collected is necessary to determine eligibility of applicants and ensure the proper and timely expenditure of federal funds within the scope of the program. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments for the Clean Fuels Grant Program was published on November 4, 2014 (Citation 79 FR 213). No comments were received from that notice. DATES: Comments must be submitted before January 28, 2015. A comment to OMB is most effective, if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tia Swain, Office of Administration, Office of Management Planning, (202) 366– 0354. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Clean Fuels Grant Program (OMB Number: 2132–0573). Abstract: The Clean Fuels Grant Program helps communities achieve or maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone and carbon monoxide, while supporting transit agencies in the acquisition of emerging clean fuel and advanced propulsion technologies for transit buses. The Clean Fuels Grant Program was repealed by Congress under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP– 21). However, to meet federal program oversight responsibilities, FTA must continue to collect information under the program management stage until the period of availability expires; the funds are fully expended; the funds are rescinded by Congress; or the funds are otherwise reallocated. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 340 hours. ADDRESSES: All written comments must refer to the docket number that appears at the top of this document and be submitted to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725–17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: FTA Desk Officer. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is 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 estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 248 / Monday, December 29, 2014 / Notices automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Matthew M. Crouch, Associate Administrator for Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–30335 Filed 12–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [FTA Docket No. 2014–0027] Notice of Request for the Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the revision of the currently approved information collection: 49 U.S.C. 5335(a) and (b) National Transit Database (NTD). DATES: Comments must be submitted before February 27, 2015. ADDRESSES: To ensure that your comments are not entered more than once into the docket, submit comments identified by the docket number by only one of the following methods: 1. Web site: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the U.S. Government electronic docket site. (Note: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) electronic docket is no longer accepting electronic comments.) All electronic submissions must be made to the U.S. Government electronic docket site at www.regulations.gov. Commenters should follow the directions below for mailed and hand-delivered comments. 2. Fax: 202–493–2251. 3. Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Docket Operations, M–30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. 4. Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Docket Operations, M–30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. Instructions: You must include the agency name and docket number for this notice at the beginning of your comments. Submit two copies of your comments if you submit them by mail. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Dec 24, 2014 Jkt 235001 For confirmation that FTA has received your comments, include a selfaddressed stamped postcard. Note that all comments received, including any personal information, will be posted and will be available to Internet users, without change, to www.regulations.gov. You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477), or you may visit www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents and comments received, go to www.regulations.gov at any time. Background documents and comments received may also be viewed at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Docket Operations, M–30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Transit Database—Mr. Keith Gates, Office of Budget and Policy (202) 366–1794, or email: Keith.Gates@ dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested parties are invited to send comments regarding any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) The necessity and utility of the information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the FTA; (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. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. FTA currently has two (2) pending Federal Register notices (docket numbers FTA–2014–0006 and FTA– 2014–0009) covering proposed changes to NTD reporting, including updates to the Safety and Security Reporting Module and the addition of a new Asset Inventory Module. The comment period on these notices ended in October 2014. FTA is currently in the process of reviewing and responding to the comments received from these notices. The estimated burden below is based on FTA’s goal of implementing the proposed changes with minimal impact to current reporting burdens. A revised impact analysis and Federal Register Notice will be filed, if necessary, based on FTA’s final proposal in response to the comments. Title: 49 U.S.C. 5335(a) and (b) National Transit Database. PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78137 OMB Control No.: 2132–0008. Background: 49 U.S.C. 5335(a) and (b) requires the Secretary of Transportation to maintain a reporting system, using a uniform system of accounts, to collect financial and operating information from the nation’s public transportation systems. Congress created the NTD to be the repository of transit data for the nation to support public transportation service planning. FTA has established the NTD to meet these requirements, and has collected data for over 35 years. FTA continues to seek ways to reduce the burden of NTD reporting, introducing a new Sampling Manual in 2010 to reduce the burden of passenger mile sampling and introducing its new Small Systems Waiver in 2011 to reduce the reporting burden on small transit systems. An improved on-line reporting system is currently being deployed. The NTD is comprised of four modules, Rural, Urban Annual, Monthly, and Safety Event Reporting. Estimated Annual Burden: Currently FTA receives reports from 54 State and Territorial DOTs. Combined, these States and Territories report on behalf of approximately 1,300 sub-recipients from FTA’s Rural (Section 5311) Formula Program. For each sub-recipient, the State provides identifying information, sources of operating funds, sources of capital funds, vehicle revenue miles, vehicle revenue hours, and unlinked passenger trips. Additionally, a revenue vehicle inventory is reported, as well as total fatalities, injuries, and safety incidents for the year. FTA estimates that it takes approximately 20 hours to report on behalf of each sub-recipient, including the time needed for the subrecipient to gather the information and report it to its State DOT, the time for the State DOT to assemble the data and submit it to FTA, and the time to respond to validation questions from FTA about the data. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 26,000 hours. Frequency: Annual reports. NTD Annual Module—Small Systems Waiver: Each year about 300 transit systems with 30 or fewer vehicles claim a Small Systems Waiver and file a reduced report. There are an additional 122 Tribal Transit reporters that complete an annual report very similar to the small system reduced report. Estimated Annual Burden: FTA provides reduced reporting requirements to urbanized area transit systems with 30 or fewer vehicles. These systems are exempt from sampling for passenger miles and report only summary financial and operating statistics compared to full reporters in urbanized areas, similar to what is E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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[FR Doc No: 2014-30335]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration

[FTA Docket No. FTA-2014-0029]


Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Transit Administration invites public comment 
about its intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's 
(OMB) approval to renew the following information collection:

49 U.S.C. 5308--Clean Fuels Grant Program

    The information collected is necessary to determine eligibility of 
applicants and ensure the proper and timely expenditure of federal 
funds within the scope of the program. The Federal Register notice with 
a 60-day comment period soliciting comments for the Clean Fuels Grant 
Program was published on November 4, 2014 (Citation 79 FR 213). No 
comments were received from that notice.

DATES: Comments must be submitted before January 28, 2015. A comment to 
OMB is most effective, if OMB receives it within 30 days of 
publication.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tia Swain, Office of Administration, 
Office of Management Planning, (202) 366-0354.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Clean Fuels Grant Program (OMB Number: 2132-0573).
    Abstract: The Clean Fuels Grant Program helps communities achieve 
or maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone and 
carbon monoxide, while supporting transit agencies in the acquisition 
of emerging clean fuel and advanced propulsion technologies for transit 
buses. The Clean Fuels Grant Program was repealed by Congress under the 
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). However, to 
meet federal program oversight responsibilities, FTA must continue to 
collect information under the program management stage until the period 
of availability expires; the funds are fully expended; the funds are 
rescinded by Congress; or the funds are otherwise reallocated.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 340 hours.

ADDRESSES:  All written comments must refer to the docket number that 
appears at the top of this document and be submitted to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
725-17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: FTA Desk Officer.
    Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of 
information is 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 estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including 
the use of

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automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.

Matthew M. Crouch,
Associate Administrator for Administration.
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