Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review, 13949 [2015-05973]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 51 / Tuesday, March 17, 2015 / Notices 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the program management stage until the period of availability expires; the funds are fully expended; the funds are rescinded by Congress; or the funds are otherwise reallocated.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: 370 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 automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Matthew M. Crouch, Associate Administrator for Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–05967 Filed 3–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [FTA Docket No. FTA–2015–0004] 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: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 49 U.S.C. 5335(a) and (b) National Transit Database (NTD) 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Mar 16, 2015 Jkt 235001 comment period soliciting comments for the National Transit Database was published on December 29, 2014 (Citation 79 FR 248). No comments were received from that notice. DATES: Comments must be submitted before April 16, 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: 49 U.S.C. 5335(a) and (b) National Transit Database (NTD) (OMB Number: 2132–0008). Abstract: This collection involves FTA’s National Transit Database (NTD) program. This information collection is important because U.S.C. 5335 requires the Secretary of Transportation ‘‘maintain a reporting system, using uniform categories to accumulate public transportation financial and operating information using a uniform system of accounts.’’ Additionally, 49 U.S.C. 5335(b) specifies that the Secretary may award grants under FTA’s Urbanized Area Formula Program or Other Than Urbanized Area Formula Program (Sections 5307 and 5311) ‘‘only if the applicant and any person that will receive benefits directly from the grant are subject to the reporting and uniform systems.’’ The National Transit Database is the reporting system established to meet this requirement. NTD data is used by FTA in assessing applications from transit agencies for discretionary grants and in conducting oversight reviews of grantees to ensure compliance with federal grant requirements. In addition, NTD data is used by State and local governments, as well as individual transit agencies, to conduct performance benchmarking among peer transit systems. NTD data is also frequently used by academic researchers seeking to better understand public transportation systems. NTD data are frequently cited in the proceedings of the Transportation Research Board. NTD data is also valuable to the transit agencies that are themselves reporting the data and are key components of the American Public Transportation Association’s Annual Factbook and data on capital assets. Finally, time series of NTD data are frequently used by suppliers of transit equipment and services to evaluate market trends and by government at all levels to guide transit investment decisions. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 26,000 hours. ADDRESSES: All written comments must refer to the docket number that appears PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13949 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 automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Matthew M. Crouch, Associate Administrator for Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–05973 Filed 3–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [FTA Docket No. 2015–0006] 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: Job Access and Reverse Commute Program. DATES: Comments must be submitted before May 18, 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 51 (Tuesday, March 17, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 13949]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-05973]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration

[FTA Docket No. FTA-2015-0004]


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. 5335(a) and (b) National Transit Database (NTD)

    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 National Transit 
Database was published on December 29, 2014 (Citation 79 FR 248). No 
comments were received from that notice.

DATES: Comments must be submitted before April 16, 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: 49 U.S.C. 5335(a) and (b) National Transit Database (NTD) 
(OMB Number: 2132-0008).
    Abstract: This collection involves FTA's National Transit Database 
(NTD) program. This information collection is important because U.S.C. 
5335 requires the Secretary of Transportation ``maintain a reporting 
system, using uniform categories to accumulate public transportation 
financial and operating information using a uniform system of 
accounts.'' Additionally, 49 U.S.C. 5335(b) specifies that the 
Secretary may award grants under FTA's Urbanized Area Formula Program 
or Other Than Urbanized Area Formula Program (Sections 5307 and 5311) 
``only if the applicant and any person that will receive benefits 
directly from the grant are subject to the reporting and uniform 
systems.'' The National Transit Database is the reporting system 
established to meet this requirement. NTD data is used by FTA in 
assessing applications from transit agencies for discretionary grants 
and in conducting oversight reviews of grantees to ensure compliance 
with federal grant requirements. In addition, NTD data is used by State 
and local governments, as well as individual transit agencies, to 
conduct performance benchmarking among peer transit systems. NTD data 
is also frequently used by academic researchers seeking to better 
understand public transportation systems. NTD data are frequently cited 
in the proceedings of the Transportation Research Board. NTD data is 
also valuable to the transit agencies that are themselves reporting the 
data and are key components of the American Public Transportation 
Association's Annual Factbook and data on capital assets. Finally, time 
series of NTD data are frequently used by suppliers of transit 
equipment and services to evaluate market trends and by government at 
all levels to guide transit investment decisions.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 26,000 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 automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.

Matthew M. Crouch,
Associate Administrator for Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-05973 Filed 3-16-15; 8:45 am]
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