Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for New Information Collection, 76410-76411 [2016-26435]

Download as PDF 76410 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 212 / Wednesday, November 2, 2016 / Notices This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, the FAA’s exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. SUMMARY: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before November 22, 2016. ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2016–8875 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brittany Newton (202) 267–6691, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Nov 01, 2016 Jkt 241001 Issued in Washington, DC, on October 24, 2016. Dale Bouffiou, Deputy Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2016–8875. Petitioner: William Daley. Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: § 121.436(a)(3). Description of Relief Sought: William Daley seeks relief to allow up to 500 hours of experience gained as a military pilot in command in multi-engine, multi-crew, powered lift aircraft to count towards the experience requirements of § 121.436(a)(3). [FR Doc. 2016–26434 Filed 11–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2016–0032] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for New Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The FHWA has forwarded the information collection request described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval of a new information collection. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on April 27, 2016. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by December 2, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may send comments within 30 days to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention DOT Desk Officer. You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the FHWA’s performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FHWA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized, including the use of electronic technology, without reducing the quality of the collected information. All comments should include the Docket number FHWA–2016–0032. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aileen Varela-Margolles, 202–366–1701, Office of Environment, Planning and Realty, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Comment collection on the draft Traffic Noise Model’s (TNM)® 3.0 Model Performance and Usability. Background: 23 CFR 772 Procedures for Abatement of Highway Traffic Noise and Construction Noise Section 772.9(a) states that ‘any analysis required by this subpart must use the FHWA [Federal Highway Administration] Traffic Noise Model (TNM)’. FHWA recently completed a new version of TNM®. The draft TNM® version 3.0 features a new User Interface (UI), updated acoustical information, and interoperability with the software packages for Esri’s ArcGIS®, AutoDesk’s AutoCAD®, and Bentley’s MicroStation®. By releasing the draft TNM® version 3.0, FHWA is allowing users to provide comments and feedback on the model’s functionality, its interface with the software packages and its usability for a variety of project types. Persons who elect to provide comments on the draft TNM® version 3.0 will have to download the free TNM® software via the FHWA TNM® version 3.0 Web site at: http:// www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/noise/ traffic_noise_model/tnm_v30/. In order to encourage users to submit their comments and facilitate FHWA review of these comments, FHWA will set up an online portal on this Web site with standardized questions, which will automatically sort user comments into broad categories. It is this portal’s questions which are the subject of this OMB ICR FR Notice. The tool will include four standard questions. Depending on their responses participants may answer a minimum of one question or the maximum four questions. The first three questions allow the choice of one of two possible responses via drop down menus where one leads to a blank comment box with an option to add attachments, and the other response leads to another standard question for further detailed categorization. The fourth question allows selection of multiple responses via checkboxes. The first question will sort comments into two categories—those wishing to request documentation and/or guidance, or those who would like to provide E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 212 / Wednesday, November 2, 2016 / Notices comments or ask a question. The second question asks users what their comment or question relates to—the aesthetics or the functionality. Users who select functionality are asked a third question that will sort their comment into either the functionality of the acoustics or the functionality of the user interface (UI). If users elect the UI they will be allowed to check multiple boxes from a list of possible concerns. All responses will lead to the blank comment box with an option to add attachments totaling no more than 500 mb in size. Participation by using the model and providing comments is entirely voluntary. Respondents: Approximately 200 participants including the 52 State DOTs, consultant/contractors, researchers, academia and other interested transportation and environmental stakeholders. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Estimated time is approximately 15 hours per participant over the six months. Participants are each expected to spend 10 minutes per comment and to enter an average of 20 questions and/or comments each. Time expended will vary based on the number and complexity of the situations the user is modeling. Estimated Total Annual Burden: The estimated total annual burden for all respondents is approximately 3,667 hours over six months. Electronic Access: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued on: October 27, 2016. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. implementing regulations, FRA seeks the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval of the proposed information collection activities abstracted below. However, before submitting this proposed information collection request (ICR) to OMB for clearance, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below. DATES: Comments must be received no later than January 3, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on any or all of the information activities described in this notice by mail to either Ms. Rachel Grice, Engineering Psychologist or Michael Jones, Engineering Psychologist, Office of Railroad Policy and Development, Human Factors Division, RPD–34, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop 20, Washington, DC 20590; or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590. Commenters requesting that FRA acknowledge receipt of their respective comments must include a self-addressed stamped postcard stating, ‘‘Comments on OMB Control Number 2130–New,’’ and should also include the title of the collection of information. Alternatively, comments may be faxed to (202) 493– 6172 or (202) 493–6630, or emailed to Rachel.Grice@dot.gov, Michael.Jones@ dot.gov, or Kim.Toone@dot.gov. Please refer to the assigned OMB control number in any correspondence submitted. FRA will summarize comments received in response to this notice in a subsequent notice and include them in its information collection submission to OMB for approval. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Ms. Rachel Grice at (202) 493–8005, or Mr. Michael Jones at 202–493–6106 or Ms. Kimberly Toone, at (202) 493–6132. These telephone numbers are not tollfree. Federal Railroad Administration SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2016–26435 Filed 11–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P [Docket Number FRA 2016–0002–N–22] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Nov 01, 2016 Jkt 241001 The PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520, and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, Rulemaking Procedures, require Federal agencies to provide 60 days’ notice to the public for comment on information collection activities before seeking OMB approval. See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.10(e)(1), and 1320.12(a). Specifically, FRA invites interested respondents to comment on the following summary of proposed information collection activities regarding: (1) Whether the information PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76411 collection activities are necessary for FRA to properly execute its functions, including whether the activities will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FRA’s estimates of the burden of the information collection activities, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimates; (3) ways FRA can enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (4) ways FRA can minimize the burden of information collection activities on the public by automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses). See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1). FRA believes soliciting public comment will promote its efforts to reduce the administrative and paperwork burdens associated with the collection of information Federal regulations mandate, including: (1) Reducing reporting burdens; (2) organizing information collection requirements in a ‘‘user friendly’’ format to improve the use of such information; and (3) accurately assessing the resources expended to retrieve and produce information requested. See 44 U.S.C. 3501. Below is a brief summary of the proposed ICR that FRA will submit for OMB approval as required under the PRA: Title: Cab Technology Integration Lab (CTIL) Head-up Display Survey. OMB Control Number: 2130–New. Abstract: FRA is proposing a study which will focus on railroad engineer performance. Distraction is a common problem in locomotive cabs and preliminary research suggests that the dispatch radio may have significant effects on crew workload and performance. Anecdotal evidence from four train engineers indicates that the radio is the most distracting technology in the cab. There are generally two categories of dispatcher-engineer communications. Some require immediate action and should be provided in the usual manner (over the radio). However, others do not require immediate action and could be provided as a written message. FRA seeks to develop an understanding of how the dispatch radio communications could potentially lead to human-performance degradation in the railroad engineer, and if a HeadUp Display (HUD) would be an alternative and superior technology to communicating information usually conveyed over the dispatch radio. E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2016-0032]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments 
for New Information Collection

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA has forwarded the information collection request 
described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for approval of a new information collection. We published a Federal 
Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information 
collection on April 27, 2016. We are required to publish this notice in 
the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Please submit comments by December 2, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments within 30 days to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention DOT Desk Officer. 
You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, 
including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the 
FHWA's performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways 
for the FHWA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the 
collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized, 
including the use of electronic technology, without reducing the 
quality of the collected information. All comments should include the 
Docket number FHWA-2016-0032.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aileen Varela-Margolles, 202-366-1701, 
Office of Environment, Planning and Realty, Federal Highway 
Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Comment collection on the draft Traffic Noise Model's 
(TNM)[supreg] 3.0 Model Performance and Usability.
    Background: 23 CFR 772 Procedures for Abatement of Highway Traffic 
Noise and Construction Noise Section 772.9(a) states that `any analysis 
required by this subpart must use the FHWA [Federal Highway 
Administration] Traffic Noise Model (TNM)'. FHWA recently completed a 
new version of TNM[supreg]. The draft TNM[supreg] version 3.0 features 
a new User Interface (UI), updated acoustical information, and 
interoperability with the software packages for Esri's ArcGIS[supreg], 
AutoDesk's AutoCAD[supreg], and Bentley's MicroStation[supreg]. By 
releasing the draft TNM[supreg] version 3.0, FHWA is allowing users to 
provide comments and feedback on the model's functionality, its 
interface with the software packages and its usability for a variety of 
project types.
    Persons who elect to provide comments on the draft TNM[supreg] 
version 3.0 will have to download the free TNM[supreg] software via the 
FHWA TNM[supreg] version 3.0 Web site at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/noise/traffic_noise_model/tnm_v30/.
    In order to encourage users to submit their comments and facilitate 
FHWA review of these comments, FHWA will set up an online portal on 
this Web site with standardized questions, which will automatically 
sort user comments into broad categories. It is this portal's questions 
which are the subject of this OMB ICR FR Notice.
    The tool will include four standard questions. Depending on their 
responses participants may answer a minimum of one question or the 
maximum four questions. The first three questions allow the choice of 
one of two possible responses via drop down menus where one leads to a 
blank comment box with an option to add attachments, and the other 
response leads to another standard question for further detailed 
categorization. The fourth question allows selection of multiple 
responses via checkboxes.
    The first question will sort comments into two categories--those 
wishing to request documentation and/or guidance, or those who would 
like to provide

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comments or ask a question. The second question asks users what their 
comment or question relates to--the aesthetics or the functionality. 
Users who select functionality are asked a third question that will 
sort their comment into either the functionality of the acoustics or 
the functionality of the user interface (UI). If users elect the UI 
they will be allowed to check multiple boxes from a list of possible 
concerns. All responses will lead to the blank comment box with an 
option to add attachments totaling no more than 500 mb in size. 
Participation by using the model and providing comments is entirely 
voluntary.
    Respondents: Approximately 200 participants including the 52 State 
DOTs, consultant/contractors, researchers, academia and other 
interested transportation and environmental stakeholders.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: Estimated time is 
approximately 15 hours per participant over the six months. 
Participants are each expected to spend 10 minutes per comment and to 
enter an average of 20 questions and/or comments each. Time expended 
will vary based on the number and complexity of the situations the user 
is modeling.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: The estimated total annual burden 
for all
    respondents is approximately 3,667 hours over six months.
    Electronic Access: For access to the docket to read background 
documents or comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets.

    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48.

     Issued on: October 27, 2016.
Michael Howell,
Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-26435 Filed 11-1-16; 8:45 am]
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