GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment Testing, 12564-12565 [2016-05247]

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The information collection expires November 30, 2016, and is identified under Control No. 2137–0605, titled: ‘‘Integrity Management in High VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Mar 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 Consequence Areas for Operators of Hazardous Liquid Pipelines.’’ The following information is provided for this information collection: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) OMB control number; (3) Type of request; (4) Abstract of the information collection activity; (5) Description of affected public; (6) Estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (7) Frequency of collection. PHMSA will request a three-year term of approval for this information collection activity. PHMSA requests comments on the following information collection: Title: Integrity Management in High Consequence Areas for Operators of Hazardous Liquid Pipelines. OMB Control Number: 2137–0605. Current Expiration Date: 11/30/2016. Abstract: Hazardous liquid operators with pipelines located in or that could affect high consequence areas (i.e., commercially navigable waterways, high population areas, other populated areas, and unusually sensitive areas as defined in 49 CFR 195.450) are subject to information collection requirements in the Integrity Management Program provisions of 49 CFR 195.452, including certain notifications and recordkeeping actions. Affected Public: All pipeline operators of hazardous liquid pipelines located in or that could affect high consequence areas. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Annual Responses: 203. Annual Burden Hours: 325,470. Frequency of collection: On Occasion. Comments are invited on: (a) The need for the proposed collection of information for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques. Issued in Washington, DC, on March 3, 2016, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. John A. Gale, Director, Standards and Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2016–05159 Filed 3–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment Testing Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice; Request for voluntary participation. AGENCY: The Department of Transportation, through the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST–R), will begin testing Global Positioning System/Global Navigation Satellite System (‘‘GPS/ GNSS’’) receivers this April pursuant to the DOT Adjacent Band Compatibility Study (‘‘the Study’’) test plan published with this notice. Device testing will take place at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory at the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) facility in New Mexico. The Study provides for testing categories of receivers that include aviation (non-certified), cellular, general location/navigation, high precision, timing, networks, and space-based receivers. DOT seeks to include a broad range of devices used in rail, aviation, motor vehicle, maritime, and space transportation safety systems, among a number of other applications of GPS/ GNSS. The goal of the Study is to evaluate the adjacent radio frequency band power levels that can be tolerated by GPS/GNSS receivers, and advance the Department’s understanding of the extent to which such power levels impact devices used for transportation safety purposes, among other GPS/ GNSS applications. The Study will involve testing of receivers provided by government agencies. In addition, to maximize diversity in the devices tested and breadth of relevant data collected for analysis in the Study, the Department requests voluntary participation in this Study by any interested GPS/GNSS device manufacturers or other parties whose products incorporate GPS/GNSS devices. Such participation could involve provision of GPS/GNSS receivers to DOT for use in testing, provision of data on receiver design to facilitate data collection pursuant to the test plan, and/or on-site commitment and support from manufacturers and other entities providing GPS/GNSS receivers for testing. DOT expects that any onsite commitment and support would take approximately one work week. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any GPS device manufacturer interested in providing such assistance for the adjacent band study should contact SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 46 / Wednesday, March 9, 2016 / Notices Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Stephen Mackey at the DOT/OST–R Volpe National Transportation Systems Center at stephen.mackey@dot.gov or 617–494–2753 by March 18, 2016. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The final Study test plan published with this notice reflects input the Department obtained from broad public outreach over the past year that included four public meetings with stakeholders on September 18 and December 4, 2014, and March 12 and October 2, 2015, public issuance of a draft test plan on September 9, 2015 (see 80 FR 54368), and comments received regarding the test plan. In addition, recognizing that providing support for the Study may involve sharing information with the Department that GPS/GNSS manufacturers may consider to be confidential business information or otherwise protected from disclosure to the public under the Freedom of Information Act, the Department on November 20, 2015 circulated for review by GPS/GNSS manufacturers and other stakeholders a draft NonDisclosure Agreement (‘‘NDA’’) that manufacturers could enter into with the Department. With this notice the Department also is publishing a revised NDA that takes into account comments submitted by stakeholders. Under this NDA, information the Department receives from GPS/GNSS manufacturers for use in the Study may be shared with other federal agencies and will be protected from unauthorized disclosure or use in accordance with applicable confidentiality laws, such as the Trade Secrets Act, 18 U.S.C. 1905, and may be exempt from disclosure to the public, to the extent permitted by the Freedom of Information Act. The documents referenced in this Notice and further background can be viewed at: http://www.gps.gov/ spectrum/ABC/. Privacy Act: Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act system of records notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008 issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Issued in Washington, DC, on March 3, 2016. Gregory D. Winfree, Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology. [FR Doc. 2016–05247 Filed 3–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Mar 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [Docket No. DOT–OST–2004–16951] Request for Comments of a Previously Approved Information Collection Office of the Secretary, DOT. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on November 23, 2015 (80 FR 73039). No comments were received. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 8, 2016. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, 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: Vanessa R. Balgobin, (202) 366–9721, Office of Aviation Analysis, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Exemptions for Air Taxi Operations. OMB Control Number: 2105–0565. Type of Request: Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection. Abstract: Part 298 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Exemptions for Air Taxi Registration, establishes a classification of air carriers known as air taxi operators that offer ondemand passenger service. The regulation exempts these small operators from certain provisions of the Federal statute to permit them to obtain economic authority by filing a one-page, front and back, OST Form 4507, Air Taxi Operator Registration, and Amendments under Part 298 of DOT’s Regulations. DOT expects to receive 200 new air taxi registrations and 2,200 amended air taxi registrations each year, resulting in 2,400 total respondents. Further, DOT expects filers of new registrations to take 1 hour to complete the form, while it should only take 30 minutes to prepare amendments to the form. Thus, the total annual burden is expected to be 1,300 hours. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12565 Affected Public: U.S. air taxi operators. Number of Respondents: 2,400. Frequency: On occasion. Number of Responses: 2,400. Total Annual Burden: 1,300 hours. 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. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1:48. Issued in Washington, DC, on March 2, 2016. Habib Azarsina, OST Privacy & PRA Officer, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–05248 Filed 3–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Disclosure and Reporting of CRARelated Agreements Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning its information collection titled, ‘‘Disclosure and Reporting of CRA-Related Agreements.’’ DATES: Comments must be received by May 9, 2016. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 46 (Wednesday, March 9, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12564-12565]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-05247]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment Testing

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, 
Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice; Request for voluntary participation.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Transportation, through the Office of the 
Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), will begin 
testing Global Positioning System/Global Navigation Satellite System 
(``GPS/GNSS'') receivers this April pursuant to the DOT Adjacent Band 
Compatibility Study (``the Study'') test plan published with this 
notice. Device testing will take place at the U.S. Army Research 
Laboratory at the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) facility in New 
Mexico.
    The Study provides for testing categories of receivers that include 
aviation (non-certified), cellular, general location/navigation, high 
precision, timing, networks, and space-based receivers. DOT seeks to 
include a broad range of devices used in rail, aviation, motor vehicle, 
maritime, and space transportation safety systems, among a number of 
other applications of GPS/GNSS. The goal of the Study is to evaluate 
the adjacent radio frequency band power levels that can be tolerated by 
GPS/GNSS receivers, and advance the Department's understanding of the 
extent to which such power levels impact devices used for 
transportation safety purposes, among other GPS/GNSS applications.
    The Study will involve testing of receivers provided by government 
agencies. In addition, to maximize diversity in the devices tested and 
breadth of relevant data collected for analysis in the Study, the 
Department requests voluntary participation in this Study by any 
interested GPS/GNSS device manufacturers or other parties whose 
products incorporate GPS/GNSS devices. Such participation could involve 
provision of GPS/GNSS receivers to DOT for use in testing, provision of 
data on receiver design to facilitate data collection pursuant to the 
test plan, and/or on-site commitment and support from manufacturers and 
other entities providing GPS/GNSS receivers for testing. DOT expects 
that any onsite commitment and support would take approximately one 
work week.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any GPS device manufacturer interested 
in providing such assistance for the adjacent band study should contact

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Stephen Mackey at the DOT/OST-R Volpe National Transportation Systems 
Center at stephen.mackey@dot.gov or 617-494-2753 by March 18, 2016.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The final Study test plan published with 
this notice reflects input the Department obtained from broad public 
outreach over the past year that included four public meetings with 
stakeholders on September 18 and December 4, 2014, and March 12 and 
October 2, 2015, public issuance of a draft test plan on September 9, 
2015 (see 80 FR 54368), and comments received regarding the test plan.
    In addition, recognizing that providing support for the Study may 
involve sharing information with the Department that GPS/GNSS 
manufacturers may consider to be confidential business information or 
otherwise protected from disclosure to the public under the Freedom of 
Information Act, the Department on November 20, 2015 circulated for 
review by GPS/GNSS manufacturers and other stakeholders a draft Non-
Disclosure Agreement (``NDA'') that manufacturers could enter into with 
the Department. With this notice the Department also is publishing a 
revised NDA that takes into account comments submitted by stakeholders. 
Under this NDA, information the Department receives from GPS/GNSS 
manufacturers for use in the Study may be shared with other federal 
agencies and will be protected from unauthorized disclosure or use in 
accordance with applicable confidentiality laws, such as the Trade 
Secrets Act, 18 U.S.C. 1905, and may be exempt from disclosure to the 
public, to the extent permitted by the Freedom of Information Act.
    The documents referenced in this Notice and further background can 
be viewed at: http://www.gps.gov/spectrum/ABC/.
    Privacy Act: Anyone can search the electronic form of comments 
received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a 
Privacy Act system of records notice regarding our public dockets in 
the January 17, 2008 issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 3, 2016.
Gregory D. Winfree,
Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology.
[FR Doc. 2016-05247 Filed 3-8-16; 8:45 am]
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