Notice of Request for the Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 79418-79419 [2015-31991]

Download as PDF 79418 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 244 / Monday, December 21, 2015 / Notices 49 CFR 391.41(b)(11). This standard was adopted in 1970, with a revision in 1971 to allow drivers to be qualified under this standard while wearing a hearing aid, 35 FR 6458, 6463 (April 22, 1970) and 36 FR 12857 (July 3, 1971). FMCSA also issues instructions for completing the medical examination report and includes advisory criteria on the report itself to provide guidance for medical examiners in applying the hearing standard. See 49 CFR 391.43(f). The current advisory criteria for the hearing standard include a reference to a report entitled ‘‘Hearing Disorders and Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers’’ prepared for the Federal Highway Administration, FMCSA’s predecessor, in 1993.2 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FMCSA Requests Comments on the Exemption Applications FMCSA requests comments from all interested parties on whether a driver who cannot meet the hearing standard should be permitted to operate a CMV in interstate commerce. Further, the Agency asks for comments on whether a driver who cannot meet the hearing standard should be limited to operating only certain types of vehicles in interstate commerce, for example, vehicles without air brakes. The statute and implementing regulations concerning exemptions require that the Agency request public comments on all applications for exemptions. The Agency is also required to make a determination that an exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption before granting any such requests. Submitting Comments You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. FMCSA recommends that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a phone number in the body of your document so that FMCSA can contact you if there are questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket number ‘‘FMCSA– 2015–0327’’ and click the search button. When the new screen appears, click on the blue ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button on the right hand side of the page. On the new page, enter information required including the specific section of this 2 This report is available on the FMCSA Web site at http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/facts-research/ research-technology/publications/medreport_ archives.htm. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Dec 18, 2015 Jkt 238001 document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change this proposed rule based on your comments. FMCSA may issue a final rule at any time after the close of the comment period. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, go to www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket number ‘‘FMCSA– 2015–0327’’ and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ and you will find all documents and comments related to the proposed rulemaking. Information on Individual Applicants Kevin Black Mr. Black, age 50, holds a class A CDL in California. Roger Dale Boge Mr. Boge, age 59, holds a class A CDL in Iowa. Don Boskovski Kenneth Prusinski Mr. Prusinski, age 47, holds an operator’s license in Ohio. Sandor Sarus Mr. Sarus, age 38, holds an operator’s license in New York. Daniel Tricolici Mr. Tricolci, age 28, holds an operator’s license in Massachusetts. Robert Uhr Mr. Uhr, age 43, holds an operator’s license in Texas. Request for Comments In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b)(4), FMCSA requests public comment from all interested persons on the exemption petitions described in this notice. The Agency will consider all comments received before the close of business January 20, 2016. Comments will be available for examination in the docket at the location listed under the ADDRESSES section of this notice. The Agency will file comments received after the comment closing date in the public docket, and will consider them to the extent practicable. In addition to late comments, FMCSA will also continue to file, in the public docket, relevant information that becomes available after the comment closing date. Interested persons should monitor the public docket for new material. Mr. Boskovski, age 24, holds an operator’s license in Arizona. Issued on: December 9, 2015. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. Michael Bunjer [FR Doc. 2015–31974 Filed 12–18–15; 8:45 am] Mr. Bunjer, age 50, holds a class A CDL in Maryland. BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P Sonny Dorantes DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Mr. Dorantes, age 21, holds an operator’s license in Texas. Federal Transit Administration Maria Goodman [FTA Docket No. 2015–0032] Ms. Goodman, age 32, holds an operator’s license in Washington. Notice of Request for the Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Jacob Korsi AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. Mr. Korsi, age 34, holds an operator’s license in Missouri. ACTION: Eugene Myvett SUMMARY: Mr. Myvett, age 39, holds an operator’s license from California. Brian Peek Mr. Peek, age 39, holds an operator’s license in Georgia. Youl Perez Mr. Youl, age 43, holds a class A CDL in Florida. PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 renew the following information collection: 49 U.S.C. Section 5312(a) Transit Research, Development, Demonstration and Training Projects OMB Control No.: 2132–0546 E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 244 / Monday, December 21, 2015 / Notices Background: 49 U.S.C. 5312(a) authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to make grants or contracts for research, development, demonstration and deployment projects, and for evaluation of technology of national significance to public transportation, that the Secretary determines will improve mass transportation service or help transportation service meet the total urban transportation needs at a minimum cost. In carrying out the provisions of this section, the Secretary is also authorized to request and receive appropriate information from any source. The information collected is submitted as part of the application for grants and cooperative agreements and is used to determine eligibility of applicants. Collection of this information also provides documentation that the applicants and recipients are meeting program objectives and are complying with FTA Circular 6100.1D and other federal requirements DATES: Comments must be submitted before February 19, 2016. 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. For confirmation that FTA has received your comments, include a selfaddressed stamped postcard. Note that VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Dec 18, 2015 Jkt 238001 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: Jamie Pfister, Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation (202) 366–5424, or email: jamie.pfister@ 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. In addition to 49 U.S.C. 5312, FTA intends to amend this information collection to include other related programs which support Transit Research, Technical Assistance and Standards, and Human Resources and Training. Once amended and issued, this information collection will cover: (1) Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment program(49 U.S.C. 5312), which supports applied research, data collection, analyses, demonstration and deployment activities and evaluations related to transit system; (2) Transit Cooperative Research Program (49 U.S.C. 5313) which provides funds to the National Academy of Sciences to conduct investigative research on subjects related to public transportation; (3) Technical Assistance and Standards Development (49 U.S.C. 5314) program which will allow FTA to partner with national non-profits and other organizations to provide technical PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79419 assistance to communities; and (4) Human Resources and Training (49 U.S.C. 5322) program to fund the National Transit Institute and to build new Ladders of Opportunity by creating new employment pathways into the transit industry, improving employment training, pursuing outreach to increase minority and female employment in the public transportation sector, conducting research on the skill needed to operate and maintain increasingly complex transit vehicle and equipment systems, and supporting training and assistance for minority business owners, as well as other topics. Respondents: FTA grant and cooperative agreement recipients. Estimated Annual Burden on Respondents: 90 hours for each of the 175 respondents. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 20,590 hours at application stage, post award and project management activities. Frequency: Every two years. William Hyre, Deputy Associate Administrator for Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–31991 Filed 12–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2015–0058] Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of information. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 20, 2016. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or access to background documents, contact Sean McLaurin, NVS–422, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Room SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 244 (Monday, December 21, 2015)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-31991]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration

[FTA Docket No. 2015-0032]


Notice of Request for the Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

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SUMMARY: 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 renew the 
following information collection:

49 U.S.C. Section 5312(a) Transit Research, Development, 
Demonstration and Training Projects
OMB Control No.: 2132-0546


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    Background: 49 U.S.C. 5312(a) authorizes the Secretary of 
Transportation to make grants or contracts for research, development, 
demonstration and deployment projects, and for evaluation of technology 
of national significance to public transportation, that the Secretary 
determines will improve mass transportation service or help 
transportation service meet the total urban transportation needs at a 
minimum cost. In carrying out the provisions of this section, the 
Secretary is also authorized to request and receive appropriate 
information from any source. The information collected is submitted as 
part of the application for grants and cooperative agreements and is 
used to determine eligibility of applicants. Collection of this 
information also provides documentation that the applicants and 
recipients are meeting program objectives and are complying with FTA 
Circular 6100.1D and other federal requirements

DATES: Comments must be submitted before February 19, 2016.

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. For confirmation that FTA has 
received your comments, include a self-addressed 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: Jamie Pfister, Office of Research, 
Demonstration and Innovation (202) 366-5424, or email: 
jamie.pfister@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.
    In addition to 49 U.S.C. 5312, FTA intends to amend this 
information collection to include other related programs which support 
Transit Research, Technical Assistance and Standards, and Human 
Resources and Training. Once amended and issued, this information 
collection will cover: (1) Research, Development, Demonstration, and 
Deployment program(49 U.S.C. 5312), which supports applied research, 
data collection, analyses, demonstration and deployment activities and 
evaluations related to transit system; (2) Transit Cooperative Research 
Program (49 U.S.C. 5313) which provides funds to the National Academy 
of Sciences to conduct investigative research on subjects related to 
public transportation; (3) Technical Assistance and Standards 
Development (49 U.S.C. 5314) program which will allow FTA to partner 
with national non-profits and other organizations to provide technical 
assistance to communities; and (4) Human Resources and Training (49 
U.S.C. 5322) program to fund the National Transit Institute and to 
build new Ladders of Opportunity by creating new employment pathways 
into the transit industry, improving employment training, pursuing 
outreach to increase minority and female employment in the public 
transportation sector, conducting research on the skill needed to 
operate and maintain increasingly complex transit vehicle and equipment 
systems, and supporting training and assistance for minority business 
owners, as well as other topics.
    Respondents: FTA grant and cooperative agreement recipients.
    Estimated Annual Burden on Respondents: 90 hours for each of the 
175 respondents.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 20,590 hours at application stage, 
post award and project management activities.
    Frequency: Every two years.

William Hyre,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-31991 Filed 12-18-15; 8:45 am]
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