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Download as PDF 50786 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 148 / Tuesday, August 2, 2016 / Notices to these products is inconsistent with the public interest (23 U.S.C. 313(b)(1) and 23 CFR 635.410(c)(2)(i)). However, FHWA believes that it is in the public interest and consistent with the Buy America requirements to impose the condition that the vehicles and the vehicle components be assembled in the U.S. Requiring final assembly to be performed in the U.S. is consistent with past guidance to FHWA Division Offices on manufactured products (see Memorandum on Buy America Policy Response, Dec. 22, 1997, http:// www.fhwa.dot.gov/programadmin/ contracts/122297.cfm). A waiver of the Buy America requirement without any regard to where the vehicle is assembled would diminish the purpose of the Buy America requirement. Moreover, in today’s economic environment, the Buy America requirement is especially significant in that it will ensure that Federal Highway Trust Fund dollars are used to support and create jobs in the U.S. This approach is similar to the conditional waivers previously given for various vehicle projects. Thus, so long as the final assembly of the 49 State projects occurs in the U.S., applicants to this waiver request may proceed to purchase these vehicles and equipment consistent with the Buy America requirement. In accordance with the provisions of section 117 of the ‘‘Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, Technical Corrections Act of 2008’’ (P.L. 110–244), FHWA is providing this notice of its finding that a public interest waiver of Buy America requirements is appropriate on the condition that the vehicles and equipment identified in the notice be assembled in the U.S. The FHWA invites public comment on this finding for an additional 15 days following the effective date of the finding. Comments may be submitted to FHWA’s Web site via the link provided to the waiver page noted above. Authority: 23 U.S.C. 313; P.L. 110–161, 23 CFR 635.410 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Issued on: July 22, 2016. Gregory G. Nadeau, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–18270 Filed 8–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Aug 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [FTA Docket No. FTA–2016–0027] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burdens. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tia Swain, Office of Administration, Office of Management Planning, (202) 366– 0354. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 49 U.S.C. Sections 5310 and 5311—Capital Assistance Program for Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities and Non-Urbanized Area Formula Program: (OMB Number 2132– 0500) Abstract: 49 U.S.C. 5310—Capital Assistance Program for Elderly Persons And Persons with Disabilities provides financial assistance for the specialized transportation service needs of elderly persons and persons with disabilities in large urban, small urban and rural areas. Formula funding is apportioned to direct recipients: States for rural (under 50,000 population) and small urban (areas (50,000–200,000); and designated recipients chosen by the Governor of the State for large urban areas (populations or 200,000 or more); or a State or local governmental entity that operates a public transit service. Section 3006(b) of Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), Pub. L. 114–94 authorizes a pilot program for innovative coordinated access and mobility. 49 U.S.C. 5311—Formula Grants for Rural Areas provides financial assistance for the provision of public transportation services in rural areas. This program is administered by States. The Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program or Tribal Transit Program (TTP), is authorized as 49 U.S.C. 5311(j). The TTP is a set-aside from the Rural Area Formula Program (Section 5311), and consists of a $30 million formula program and a $5 million discretionary grant program. These funds are apportioned directly to PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Indian tribes. Eligible recipients of TTP program funds include federally recognized Indian tribes, or Alaska Native villages, groups, or communities as identified by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments for the 49 U.S.C. Sections 5310 and 5311—Capital Assistance Program for Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities and Non-urbanized Area Formula Program was published on April 5, 2016 (Vol. 81, No. 65) pages 19709–19710). No comments were received from that notice. DATES: Comments must be submitted before September 1, 2016. a comment to OMB is most effective, if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Estimated Total Burden: 45,087 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. 2016–18224 Filed 8–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [FTA Docket No. FTA–2016–0023] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration

[FTA Docket No. FTA-2016-0027]


Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The 
ICRs describes the nature of the information collection and the 
expected burdens.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tia Swain, Office of Administration, 
Office of Management Planning, (202) 366-0354.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: 49 U.S.C. Sections 5310 and 5311--Capital Assistance Program 
for Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities and Non-Urbanized 
Area Formula Program: (OMB Number 2132-0500)
    Abstract: 49 U.S.C. 5310--Capital Assistance Program for Elderly 
Persons And Persons with Disabilities provides financial assistance for 
the specialized transportation service needs of elderly persons and 
persons with disabilities in large urban, small urban and rural areas. 
Formula funding is apportioned to direct recipients: States for rural 
(under 50,000 population) and small urban (areas (50,000-200,000); and 
designated recipients chosen by the Governor of the State for large 
urban areas (populations or 200,000 or more); or a State or local 
governmental entity that operates a public transit service. Section 
3006(b) of Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), Pub. 
L. 114-94 authorizes a pilot program for innovative coordinated access 
and mobility. 49 U.S.C. 5311--Formula Grants for Rural Areas provides 
financial assistance for the provision of public transportation 
services in rural areas. This program is administered by States. The 
Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program or Tribal Transit 
Program (TTP), is authorized as 49 U.S.C. 5311(j). The TTP is a set-
aside from the Rural Area Formula Program (Section 5311), and consists 
of a $30 million formula program and a $5 million discretionary grant 
program. These funds are apportioned directly to Indian tribes. 
Eligible recipients of TTP program funds include federally recognized 
Indian tribes, or Alaska Native villages, groups, or communities as 
identified by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Federal Register notice 
with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments for the 49 U.S.C. 
Sections 5310 and 5311--Capital Assistance Program for Elderly Persons 
and Persons with Disabilities and Non-urbanized Area Formula Program 
was published on April 5, 2016 (Vol. 81, No. 65) pages 19709-19710). No 
comments were received from that notice.
    DATES: Comments must be submitted before September 1, 2016. a 
comment to OMB is most effective, if OMB receives it within 30 days of 
publication.
    Estimated Total Burden: 45,087 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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