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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 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 148 / Tuesday, August 2, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 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. Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21, Pub. L. 112– 141) authorized the Emergency Relief Program at 49 U.S.C. 5324. FTA’s Emergency Relief program enables FTA to provide assistance to public transit operators in the aftermath of an emergency or major disaster. This program helps States and public transportation systems pay for protecting, repairing, and/or replacing equipment and facilities that may suffer or have suffered serious damage as a result of an emergency, including natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes. The program can fund capital projects to protect, repair, or replace facilities or equipment that are in danger of suffering serious damage, or have suffered serious damage as a result of an emergency. The program can also fund the operating costs of evacuation, rescue operations, temporary public transportation service, or reestablishing, expanding, or relocating service before, during or after an emergency. The Federal Register notice with a 60day comment period soliciting comments for the Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program was published on April 5, 2016 (Citation 81 FR 19711). 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tia Swain, Office of Administration, Office of Management Planning, (202) 366– 0354. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program (OMB Number: 2132–0575). Abstract: As a result of Hurricane Sandy, President Obama declared a major disaster in late 2012 for areas of 12 States and the District of Columbia affected by Hurricane Sandy. Public transportation agencies in the counties specified in the disaster declaration were eligible for financial assistance under FTA’s Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program. Under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act (Pub. L. 113–2), Congress provided $10.9 billion for FTA’s Emergency Relief Program for recovery, relief and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Aug 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 resilience efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Approximately $10.2 billion remained available after implementation of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 2011 (Pub. L. 112–25) and after intergovernmental transfers to other bureaus and offices within DOT. FTA allocated approximately $9.27 billion in multiple tiers for response, recovery and rebuilding, for locally prioritized resilience projects, and for competitively selected resilience projects. In addition, FTA has reserved approximately $817 million for remaining unfunded recovery expenses. Estimated Total Burden: 3,600 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. 2016–18225 Filed 8–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [FTA Docket No. FTA–2016–0026] 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50787 information collection and the expected burdens. Tia Swain, Office of Administration, Office of Management Planning, (202) 366– 0354. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 49 U.S.C. Section 5317—New Freedom Program (OMB Number 2132–0565) Abstract: The purpose of the New Freedom program was to make grants available to assist states and designated recipients to reduce barriers to transportation services and expand the transportation mobility options available to people with disabilities beyond the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The New Freedom program was repealed in 2012 with the enactment of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21). However, funds previously authorized for programs repealed by MAP–21 remain available for their originally authorized purposes until the period of availability expires, the funds are fully expended, the funds are rescinded by Congress, or the funds are otherwise reallocated. To meet program oversight responsibilities, FTA must continue to collect information until the period of availability expires, the funds are fully expended, the funds are rescinded by Congress, or the funds are otherwise reallocated. Grant recipients are required to make information available to the public and to publish a program of projects which identifies the subrecipients and projects for which the State or designated recipient is applying for financial assistance. FTA uses the information to monitor the grantees’ progress in implementing and completing project activities. FTA collects performance information annually from designated recipients in rural areas, small urbanized areas, other direct recipients for small urbanized areas, and designated recipients in urbanized areas of 200,000 persons or greater. FTA collects milestone and financial status reports from designated recipients in large urbanized areas on a quarterly basis. The information submitted ensures FTA’s compliance with applicable federal laws and OMB Uniform Administrative Requirements (Super Circular). The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments for the 49 U.S.C. Sections 5317—New Freedom Program was published on April 5, 2016 (Vol. 81, No. 65) pages 19710–1971). No comments were received from that notice. E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1

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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.

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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

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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.

Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program

    The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21, Pub. 
L. 112-141) authorized the Emergency Relief Program at 49 U.S.C. 5324. 
FTA's Emergency Relief program enables FTA to provide assistance to 
public transit operators in the aftermath of an emergency or major 
disaster. This program helps States and public transportation systems 
pay for protecting, repairing, and/or replacing equipment and 
facilities that may suffer or have suffered serious damage as a result 
of an emergency, including natural disasters such as floods, 
hurricanes, and tornadoes. The program can fund capital projects to 
protect, repair, or replace facilities or equipment that are in danger 
of suffering serious damage, or have suffered serious damage as a 
result of an emergency. The program can also fund the operating costs 
of evacuation, rescue operations, temporary public transportation 
service, or reestablishing, expanding, or relocating service before, 
during or after an emergency.
    The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting 
comments for the Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program was 
published on April 5, 2016 (Citation 81 FR 19711). 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.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program (OMB Number: 
2132-0575).
    Abstract: As a result of Hurricane Sandy, President Obama declared 
a major disaster in late 2012 for areas of 12 States and the District 
of Columbia affected by Hurricane Sandy. Public transportation agencies 
in the counties specified in the disaster declaration were eligible for 
financial assistance under FTA's Public Transportation Emergency Relief 
Program. Under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act (Pub. L. 113-2), 
Congress provided $10.9 billion for FTA's Emergency Relief Program for 
recovery, relief and resilience efforts in areas affected by Hurricane 
Sandy. Approximately $10.2 billion remained available after 
implementation of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
of 2011 (Pub. L. 112-25) and after intergovernmental transfers to other 
bureaus and offices within DOT. FTA allocated approximately $9.27 
billion in multiple tiers for response, recovery and rebuilding, for 
locally prioritized resilience projects, and for competitively selected 
resilience projects. In addition, FTA has reserved approximately $817 
million for remaining unfunded recovery expenses.
    Estimated Total Burden: 3,600 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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