Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for New Information Collection, 34956-34957 [2015-14933]

Download as PDF 34956 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 117 / Thursday, June 18, 2015 / Notices human activity. Additionally, digging or excavation would be prohibited within the portion of the property identified as Solid Waste Management Unit 141. This environmental covenant was recorded by TVA on August 29, 2014. • All future sales of areas that are wholly or partially within the MSR Historic District would contain deed restrictions requiring the buyer to adhere to the ‘‘Muscle Shoals Reservation Historic Design Guideline and Architectural Controls’’ pertaining to redevelopment and new development within the historic district boundaries. Design review and enforcement would be addressed by the cities of Muscle Shoals and Sheffield. • Prior to and in conjunction with the sale of any portion of the property, TVA would be required to coordinate with ADEM with respect to necessary modifications to the existing TVA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Permit. TVA would inform ADEM of its intentions to sell property prior to auction in order to solicit feedback and assure alignment with necessary procedures. After parcels are sold, TVA must formally request the property be removed from the existing RCRA permit. A public notice (typically 45 days) is required. Upon approval, ADEM would remove the land from the RCRA permit, and the requirements of the permit would no longer apply to the land under new ownership. Dated: June 8, 2015. John J. Bradley, Senior Vice President, Economic Development. Rebecca C. Tolene, Vice President, Natural Resources and Realty Property Services. [FR Doc. 2015–14943 Filed 6–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8120–08–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2015–0012] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for New Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The FHWA has forwarded the information collection request described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval of a new information collection. We published a Federal SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Jun 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on August 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 20, 2015. 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–2015–0012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Jodoin, (202) 366–5465, or James Austrich, 202–366–0731, Office of Operations, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training Assessment Background: Three highway injury crashes occur every minute in the United States, putting nearly 39,000 incident responders potentially in harm’s way every day. Congestion from these incidents often generates secondary crashes, further increasing traveler delay and frustration, and is the source of up to 25 percent of all traffic delays. The longer incident responders remain at the scene, the greater the risk they, and the traveling public, face. Minimizing the time and resources required for incident clearance is essential to meeting Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) goals for improved safety and reliability. The second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) an applied research program authorized by Congress in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU), Section 5210 (Public Law 109–59), and reauthorized in Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP–21), PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Sections 52003 and 52005 (Pub. L. 112– 141) address some of the most pressing needs related to the nation’s highway system. Recognizing the critical safety and operations implications of incident management, SHRP2 developed the National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training curriculum. The training curriculum, developed through SHRP2 project numbers L12 and L32A, is designed to reach as many responders as possible through inperson training. In the summer of 2012, the FHWA Office of Operations assumed lead implementation responsibility for the in-person training program, and is currently conducting ‘‘train the trainer’’ sessions throughout the U.S. The Office of Operations also plans to launch an E-Learning Tool (SHRP2 project L32B) that will significantly expand the reach of the program, reaching thousands of additional responders. When fullydeployed, the training will produce a cadre of well-trained responders in each State, able to more quickly reduce the time it takes to clear accidents, offering the benefits of reduced congestion and lost travel time for travelers, as well as improved safety conditions for incident responders and motorists. The SHRP2 program also identified the need for comprehensive evaluation of the benefits of TIM responder training, and developed an electronic post-course assessment tool (Assessment Tool) through project L32C, to be used to gather and analyze survey information related to TIM responder training. The Assessment Tool and collected survey information will enable participating agencies to assess student learning, to identify actions that can be taken to meet agency emergency response goals, and to evaluate the sufficiency of current agency resources and equipment to meet the goals of successful TIM response. The Assessment Tool will also support the Office of Operations’ management of the TIM Responder Training Program by tracking and reporting the number of trainers and trainees reached by the classroom and e-Learning activities. The tool will use a four-level ‘‘Kirkpatrick Model’’ evaluation methodology with survey data collection following both inperson and e-Learning events. Consistent with the Kirkpatrick Model, the Office of Operations intends to survey training participants, their peers, and their supervisors in four phases. Phase 1 is a reaction survey, sent to the participants immediately after the training session is completed, either in hardcopy or electronic form. Phase 2 is concurrent with Phase 1 but focused on student learning. The E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 117 / Thursday, June 18, 2015 / Notices Phase 2 assessment will include survey questions and short quizzes to be answered by the participants before and shortly after the training sessions, in order to gauge student absorption and retention of the course materials. Information will be collected in hardcopy or electronic form. Phase 3 is a behavior assessment, conducted at least two months following the completion of the training sessions. This phase is designed to assess changes in responder behavior, the relevance of those changes to improved incident response, and their sustainability over time. Information will be collected via survey of training participants, their peers, and their supervisors. Peer and supervisor feedback is essential to obtaining objective, reliable assessments of trainee behavior change. Information will be collected via electronic survey. Phase 4 assesses organizational change resulting from the training program in the medium and long-terms. Surveys will be distributed electronically to senior management officials of trainee organizations. Initial surveys will be conducted at least three months after training sessions, with annual follow-up surveys for up to three years to gauge long-term effects of the training program. Respondents: For training participants: Approximately 33,905 training participants in the first year, 36,905 in the second year, 53,905 in the third year—total of approximately 124,715 participants over a three year period. For supervisors: Approximately 3,390 in the first year, 3,690 in the second year, and 5,390 in the third year—total of 12,470 over three years. For senior management: Approximately 1,130 in the first year, 1,230 in the second year, and 1,800 in the third year—4,160 total over three years, including annual follow-up surveys of first and second year organizations. Total estimated respondents per year: Approximately 38,425 in year one, 41,925 in year two, 61,095 in year three—grand total of 141,445 over three years. Frequency: Annually. Estimated Average Burden per Response: For training participants: Approximately 45 minutes per participant. For supervisors: Approximately 30 minutes per participant. For senior managers: Approximately 30 minutes per participant. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: For training participants: Approximately 31,179 hours annually. For supervisors: Approximately 2,078 hours annually. For senior managers: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Jun 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 Approximately 693 hours annually. Total hours annually: 33,950. Electronic Access: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. 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. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued on: June 11, 2015. Michael Howell, Information Collections Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–14933 Filed 6–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0420] Hours of Service of Drivers: Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA); Application for Exemption Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition; grant of application for exemption. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to grant the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) an exemption from the minimum 30minute rest break provision of the Agency’s hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemption enables all specialized carriers and drivers responsible for the transportation of loads that exceed normal weight and dimensional limits— oversize/overweight (OS/OW) loads— and require a permit issued by a government authority, to be exempt SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34957 from the 30-minute rest break provision in 49 CFR 395.3(a)(3)(ii). FMCSA has analyzed the exemption application and the public comments and has determined that the exemption, subject to the terms and conditions imposed, will achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption. DATES: The exemption is effective June 18, 2015 and expires on June 18, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Richard Clemente, FMCSA Driver and Carrier Operations Division; Office of Carrier, Driver, and Vehicle Safety Standards; Telephone: 202–366–4325. Email: MCPSD@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background FMCSA has authority under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 to grant exemptions from certain parts of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. FMCSA must publish a notice of each exemption request in the Federal Register (49 CFR 381.315(a)). The Agency must provide the public an opportunity to inspect the information relevant to the application, including any safety analyses that have been conducted. The Agency must also provide an opportunity for public comment on the request. The Agency reviews safety analyses and public comments submitted, and determines whether granting the exemption would likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved by the current regulation (49 CFR 381.305). The decision of the Agency must be published in the Federal Register (49 CFR 381.315(b)) with the reasons for denying or granting the application and, if granted, the name of the person or class of persons receiving the exemption, and the regulatory provision from which the exemption is granted. The notice must also specify the effective period of the exemption (up to 2 years) and explain the terms and conditions of the exemption. The exemption may be renewed (49 CFR 381.300(b)). Request for Exemption The SC&RA is an international trade association of nearly 1,300 member companies from 43 nations. SC&RA members are involved in specialized transportation, machinery moving and erecting, industrial maintenance, millwrighting, and crane rigging, operation, manufacturing, and rental. SC&RA requests an exemption from the 30-minute rest break provision in 49 CFR 395.3(a)(3)(ii). The exemption E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2015-0012]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments 
for New Information Collection

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA has forwarded the information collection request 
described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for approval of a new information collection. We published a Federal 
Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information 
collection on August 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 20, 2015.

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-2015-0012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Jodoin, (202) 366-5465, or James 
Austrich, 202-366-0731, Office of Operations, Federal Highway 
Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training 
Assessment
    Background: Three highway injury crashes occur every minute in the 
United States, putting nearly 39,000 incident responders potentially in 
harm's way every day. Congestion from these incidents often generates 
secondary crashes, further increasing traveler delay and frustration, 
and is the source of up to 25 percent of all traffic delays. The longer 
incident responders remain at the scene, the greater the risk they, and 
the traveling public, face. Minimizing the time and resources required 
for incident clearance is essential to meeting Federal Highway 
Administration (FHWA) goals for improved safety and reliability.
    The second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) an applied 
research program authorized by Congress in the Safe, Accountable, 
Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users 
(SAFETEA-LU), Section 5210 (Public Law 109-59), and reauthorized in 
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), Sections 52003 
and 52005 (Pub. L. 112-141) address some of the most pressing needs 
related to the nation's highway system. Recognizing the critical safety 
and operations implications of incident management, SHRP2 developed the 
National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training 
curriculum. The training curriculum, developed through SHRP2 project 
numbers L12 and L32A, is designed to reach as many responders as 
possible through in-person training. In the summer of 2012, the FHWA 
Office of Operations assumed lead implementation responsibility for the 
in-person training program, and is currently conducting ``train the 
trainer'' sessions throughout the U.S. The Office of Operations also 
plans to launch an E-Learning Tool (SHRP2 project L32B) that will 
significantly expand the reach of the program, reaching thousands of 
additional responders. When fully-deployed, the training will produce a 
cadre of well-trained responders in each State, able to more quickly 
reduce the time it takes to clear accidents, offering the benefits of 
reduced congestion and lost travel time for travelers, as well as 
improved safety conditions for incident responders and motorists.
    The SHRP2 program also identified the need for comprehensive 
evaluation of the benefits of TIM responder training, and developed an 
electronic post-course assessment tool (Assessment Tool) through 
project L32C, to be used to gather and analyze survey information 
related to TIM responder training. The Assessment Tool and collected 
survey information will enable participating agencies to assess student 
learning, to identify actions that can be taken to meet agency 
emergency response goals, and to evaluate the sufficiency of current 
agency resources and equipment to meet the goals of successful TIM 
response. The Assessment Tool will also support the Office of 
Operations' management of the TIM Responder Training Program by 
tracking and reporting the number of trainers and trainees reached by 
the classroom and e-Learning activities. The tool will use a four-level 
``Kirkpatrick Model'' evaluation methodology with survey data 
collection following both in-person and e-Learning events. Consistent 
with the Kirkpatrick Model, the Office of Operations intends to survey 
training participants, their peers, and their supervisors in four 
phases.
    Phase 1 is a reaction survey, sent to the participants immediately 
after the training session is completed, either in hardcopy or 
electronic form.
    Phase 2 is concurrent with Phase 1 but focused on student learning. 
The

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Phase 2 assessment will include survey questions and short quizzes to 
be answered by the participants before and shortly after the training 
sessions, in order to gauge student absorption and retention of the 
course materials. Information will be collected in hardcopy or 
electronic form.
    Phase 3 is a behavior assessment, conducted at least two months 
following the completion of the training sessions. This phase is 
designed to assess changes in responder behavior, the relevance of 
those changes to improved incident response, and their sustainability 
over time. Information will be collected via survey of training 
participants, their peers, and their supervisors. Peer and supervisor 
feedback is essential to obtaining objective, reliable assessments of 
trainee behavior change. Information will be collected via electronic 
survey.
    Phase 4 assesses organizational change resulting from the training 
program in the medium and long-terms. Surveys will be distributed 
electronically to senior management officials of trainee organizations. 
Initial surveys will be conducted at least three months after training 
sessions, with annual follow-up surveys for up to three years to gauge 
long-term effects of the training program.
    Respondents: For training participants: Approximately 33,905 
training participants in the first year, 36,905 in the second year, 
53,905 in the third year--total of approximately 124,715 participants 
over a three year period. For supervisors: Approximately 3,390 in the 
first year, 3,690 in the second year, and 5,390 in the third year--
total of 12,470 over three years. For senior management: Approximately 
1,130 in the first year, 1,230 in the second year, and 1,800 in the 
third year--4,160 total over three years, including annual follow-up 
surveys of first and second year organizations. Total estimated 
respondents per year: Approximately 38,425 in year one, 41,925 in year 
two, 61,095 in year three--grand total of 141,445 over three years.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: For training participants: 
Approximately 45 minutes per participant. For supervisors: 
Approximately 30 minutes per participant. For senior managers: 
Approximately 30 minutes per participant.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: For training participants: 
Approximately 31,179 hours annually. For supervisors: Approximately 
2,078 hours annually. For senior managers: Approximately 693 hours 
annually. Total hours annually: 33,950.
    Electronic Access: For access to the docket to read background 
documents or comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets.
    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.

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

     Issued on: June 11, 2015.
Michael Howell,
Information Collections Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-14933 Filed 6-17-15; 8:45 am]
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