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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 10 / Friday, January 15, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES necessitates ensuring that the new bridge and port of entry are in a commercial zone. Issued on: January 7, 2016. T.F. Scott Darling, III, Acting Administrator. Environment NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4371 et seq.) requires Federal agencies to integrate environmental values into their decision-making processes by requiring Federal agencies to consider the potential environmental impacts of their proposed actions. In accordance with NEPA, the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), FMCSA’s NEPA Order 5610.1, NEPA Implementing Procedures and Policy for Considering Environmental Impacts, and other applicable requirements (March 1, 2004 (69 FR 9680)), FMCSA has prepared a draft EA to review the potential impacts of the expansion of the El Paso commercial zone. FMCSA concludes that the action of expanding the existing commercial zone will not impact endangered species, cultural resources protected under the National Historic Preservation Act, wetlands, and resources protected under Section 4(f) of the DOT Act of 1966 49 U.S.C. 303, as amended by Public Law 109–59 (Aug. 10, 2005). The impact areas that may be affected and were evaluated in the Draft EA include air quality, noise, socioeconomics, environmental justice, land use public health and safety, and hazardous materials. FMCSA anticipates that expanding the El Paso commercial zone will have certain minor impacts related principally to air emissions and land use from economic growth; however, neither of these impacts individually or collectively will cause significant impacts. In addition, the economic impact will have potentially beneficial impacts on the quality of life in terms of job creation. The Draft EA is available for inspection or copying in the Regulations.gov Web site at http:// www.regulations.gov. The draft EA also provides an analysis under the Clean Air Act, as amended (CAA), section 176(c) (42 U.S.C. 42 U.S.C. 7506(c)), and implementing regulations promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency. None of the alternatives considered in the Draft EA are located in a nonattainment or maintenance area for any of the criteria pollutants; therefore, FMCSA has determined that it is not required to perform the CAA general conformity analysis. Subject to public notice and comment, FMCSA anticipates issuing a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) related to this action. Issued pursuant to authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.87 on: [FR Doc. 2016–00532 Filed 1–14–16; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:01 Jan 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [FTA Docket No. FTA–2015–0034] 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: Bus Testing Program The information to be collected for the Bus Testing Program is necessary to ensure that buses have been tested at the Bus Testing Center for maintainability, reliability, safety, performance (including breaking performance), structural integrity, fuel economy, emissions, and noise. Specifically, this notice invites comment on FTA’s proposal to adopt new streamlined online procedures for accepting and reviewing applications for entry into the New Bus Model Testing Program. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments for the Bus Testing Program was published on November 4, 2015 (Citation 80 FR 213). No comments were received from that notice. DATES: Comments must be submitted before February 16, 2016. 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: Bus Testing Program. OMB Number: 2132–0550. Abstract: The Bus Testing Program is a series of tests performed on new transit vehicles or existing vehicles that have been previously tested, but have undergone significant/major changes to their design. Bus Testing is required by law, for any model bus that will be purchased using federal funds. Before federal funds can be expended, the grantee certifies to FTA that the bus models being procured are compliant PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2293 with 49 CFR 665 Bus Testing. In turn, FTA grantees delegate the burden of demonstrating compliance to the bus manufacturers. The Bus Testing Program provides assistance to transit bus manufacturers with achieving compliance with the testing requirement. A variety of information is collected from bus manufacturers during the bus testing process. Estimated Total Burden: 205 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. William Hyre, Deputy Associate Administrator for Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–00715 Filed 1–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2015–0179] Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: On October 5, 2015, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA published a notice in the Federal Register (80 FR 60242) inviting comments on information collections titled ‘‘Pipeline Integrity Management in High Consequence Areas Gas Transmission Pipeline Operators; Control Room Management/Human Factors; Integrity Management Program for Gas Distribution Pipelines, and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 10 (Friday, January 15, 2016)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-00715]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration

[FTA Docket No. FTA-2015-0034]


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:

Bus Testing Program

    The information to be collected for the Bus Testing Program is 
necessary to ensure that buses have been tested at the Bus Testing 
Center for maintainability, reliability, safety, performance (including 
breaking performance), structural integrity, fuel economy, emissions, 
and noise. Specifically, this notice invites comment on FTA's proposal 
to adopt new streamlined online procedures for accepting and reviewing 
applications for entry into the New Bus Model Testing Program. The 
Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting 
comments for the Bus Testing Program was published on November 4, 2015 
(Citation 80 FR 213). No comments were received from that notice.

DATES: Comments must be submitted before February 16, 2016. 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: Bus Testing Program.
    OMB Number: 2132-0550.
    Abstract: The Bus Testing Program is a series of tests performed on 
new transit vehicles or existing vehicles that have been previously 
tested, but have undergone significant/major changes to their design. 
Bus Testing is required by law, for any model bus that will be 
purchased using federal funds. Before federal funds can be expended, 
the grantee certifies to FTA that the bus models being procured are 
compliant with 49 CFR 665 Bus Testing. In turn, FTA grantees delegate 
the burden of demonstrating compliance to the bus manufacturers. The 
Bus Testing Program provides assistance to transit bus manufacturers 
with achieving compliance with the testing requirement. A variety of 
information is collected from bus manufacturers during the bus testing 
process.
    Estimated Total Burden: 205 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.

William Hyre,
 Deputy Associate Administrator for Administration.
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