Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 88001-88002 [2016-29237]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 234 / Tuesday, December 6, 2016 / Notices boundaries; the runway configurations; land uses such as residential, open space, commercial/retail, community facilities, libraries, churches, and warehouses; and those areas within the Day Night Average Sound Level (DNL) 65, 70 and 75 noise contours. Estimates for the area within these contours for the 2015 Base Year are shown in Table 4–8 and Table 4–9, and in Chapter 4 of the NEM. Estimates of the residential population within the 2020 Future Year noise contours are shown in Table 5–5, and in Chapter 5 of the NEM. Figure 3– 1, in Chapter 3, displays the location of noise monitoring sites. Flight tracks are found in Chapter 4, and detailed in Appedix C. The type and frequency of aircraft operations (including nighttime operations) are found in Chapter 4, Tables 4–5 and 4–6. The FAA has determined that these noise exposure maps and accompanying documentation are in compliance with applicable requirements. This determination is effective on November 28, 2016. FAA’s determination on an airport operator’s noise exposure maps is limited to a finding that the maps were developed in accordance with the procedures contained in Appendix A of FAR Part 150. Such determination does not constitute approval of the applicant’s data, information or plans, or a commitment to approve a noise compatibility program or to fund the implementation of that program. If questions arise concerning the precise relationship of specific properties to noise exposure contours depicted on a noise exposure map submitted under Section 47503 of the Act, it should be noted that the FAA is not involved in any way in determining the relative locations of specific properties with regard to the depicted noise contours, or in interpreting the noise exposure maps to resolve questions concerning, for example, which properties should be covered by the provisions of Section 47506 of the Act. These functions are inseparable from the ultimate land use control and planning responsibilities of local government. These local responsibilities are not changed in any way under Part 150 or through the FAA’s review of noise exposure maps. Therefore, the responsibility for the detailed overlaying of noise exposure contours onto the map depicting properties on the surface rests exclusively with the airport operator that submitted those maps, or with those public agencies and planning agencies with which consultation is required under Section 47503 of the Act. The FAA has relied on the certification by the airport operator, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Dec 05, 2016 Jkt 241001 under Section 150.21 of FAR Part 150, that the statutorily required consultation has been accomplished. Copies of the full noise exposure map documentation and of the FAA’s evaluation of the maps are available for examination at the following locations: Federal Aviation Administration, Eastern Region, Airports Division, AEA–600, 1 Aviation Plaza, Jamaica, New York 11434. Federal Aviation Administration, Harrisburg Airports District Office, 3905 Hartzdale Drive, Suite 508, Camp Hill, PA 17011. Charles R. Everett, Executive Director, Lehigh Valley International Airport, Lehigh Northamption Aiport Authority, 3311 Airport Road, Allentown, PA 18109–3040. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harrisburg Airports District Office (HAR ADO), Susan L. McDonald, Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, HAR ADO, 3905 Hartzdale Drive, Suite 508, Camp Hill, PA 17011, Telephone: (717) 730–2830. Issued in Camp Hill, PA on November 21, 2016. Lori K. Pagnanelli, Manager, Harrisburg Airports District Office, Eastern Region. [FR Doc. 2016–29145 Filed 12–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2014–0011–N–02] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: FRA is seeking public comments on its proposal to renew its Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) clearance to participate in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) program, ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery’’ (OMB program). FRA will submit the information collection requirements described below to OMB for review, as required by the PRA. The OMB program was created to facilitate Federal agencies’ efforts to streamline the process to seek public feedback on service delivery. Current FRA clearance under the OMB program expires May 31, 2017. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Comments must be received no later than February 6, 2017. DATES: Submit written comments on any or all of the following proposed activities by mail to Ms. Kimberly Toone, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590. Commenters requesting FRA to acknowledge receipt of their respective comments must include a self-addressed stamped postcard stating, ‘‘Comments on OMB control number 2130–0593.’’ Alternatively, comments may be transmitted via facsimile to (202) 493– 6497, or via email to Ms. Toone at 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. ADDRESSES: Ms. Kimberly Toone, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6132). (These telephone numbers are not tollfree.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Executive Order 12862 (1993) (Setting Customer Service Standards) directed all Federal executive departments and agencies and requested independent Federal agencies to provide service to ‘‘customers’’ that matches or exceeds the best service available in the private sector. See also Executive Order 13571 (2011) (Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving Customer Service). For purposes of these orders, ‘‘customer’’ means an individual who or entity that is directly served by a Federal department or agency. FRA seeks renewed OMB approval of a generic clearance to collect qualitative feedback on our service delivery (i.e., the products and services that FRA creates to help consumers and businesses understand their rights and responsibilities, including Web sites, blogs, videos, print publications, and other content). Below is a brief summary of the information collection activity FRA will submit to OMB for clearance as required under the PRA: Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery OMB Control Number: 2130–0593. Status: Regular Review. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Sfmt 4703 88001 E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 88002 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 234 / Tuesday, December 6, 2016 / Notices Type of Request: Extension without change of a previously approved collection. Abstract: This collection of information is necessary to enable the FRA to garner customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, consistent with our commitment to improving service delivery. The information collected from our customers and stakeholders will help ensure users have an effective, efficient, and satisfying experience with FRA’s programs. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, and focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow ongoing, collaborative, and actionable communications between FRA and its customers and stakeholders. It also allows feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. Improving FRA’s programs requires ongoing assessment of service delivery, meaning a systematic review of the operation of a program compared to a set of explicit or implicit standards as a means of contributing to the continuous improvement of the program. FRA will collect, analyze, and interpret information gathered through this generic clearance to identify strengths and weaknesses of current services and make improvements in service delivery based on feedback. The solicitation of feedback will target areas such as: Timeliness, appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. FRA will assess responses to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public. If this information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on the FRA’s services will be unavailable. FRA will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: • FRA will only use the information gathered internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and does not intend to release it outside FRA; • FRA will not use information gathered to substantially inform influential policy decisions; • Information gathered will yield qualitative information; FRA will not design the collections or expect them to yield statistically reliable results or use VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Dec 05, 2016 Jkt 241001 them as though the results are generalizable to the population of study; • Participation in the collections is voluntary; • The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; • The collections are noncontroversial and do not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies; • Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with the OMB program or may have experience with the OMB program in the near future; and • With the exception of information needed to provide renumeration for participants of focus groups and cognitive laboratory studies, FRA will collect personally identifiable information (PII) only to the extent necessary and will not retain it. Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Business and Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Governments. Frequency of Submission: Once per request. Total Annual Number of Respondents: 2,100. Total Estimated Responses: 2,100. Average Minutes per Response: 10 minutes. Total Annual Burden Hours: 354 hours. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 30, 2016. Patrick Warren, Acting Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2016–29237 Filed 12–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Department of the Treasury. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13, on or after the date of publication of this notice. DATES: Comments should be received on or before January 5, 2017 to be assured of consideration. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Send comments regarding the burden estimates, or any other aspect of the information collections, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Treasury, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email at OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.gov and (2) Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 8142, Washington, DC 20220, or email at PRA@treasury.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submissions may be obtained by emailing PRA@treasury.gov, calling (202) 622–0934, or viewing the entire information collection request at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Internal Revenue Service (IRS) OMB Control Number: 1545–0732. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Title: Credit for Increasing Research Activity (TD 8251). Abstract: This regulation provides rules for the credit for increasing research activities. Internal Revenue Code section 41(f) provides that commonly controlled groups of taxpayers shall compute the credit as if they are single taxpayer. The credit allowed to a member of the group is a portion of the group’s credit. Section 1.41–8(d) of the regulation permits a corporation that is a member of more than one group to designate which controlled group they will be aggregated with the purposes of Code section 41(f). Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 63. OMB Control Number: 1545–0232. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Title: Information Return of Nontaxable Energy Grants or Subsidized Energy Financing. Form: 6497. Abstract: Section 6050D of the Internal Revenue Code requires an information return to be made by any person who administers a Federal, state, or local program providing nontaxable grants or subsidized energy financing. Form 6497 is used for making the information return. The IRS uses the information from the form to ensure that recipients have not claimed tax credits or other benefits with respect to the grants or subsidized financing. E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2014-0011-N-02]


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: FRA is seeking public comments on its proposal to renew its 
Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) clearance to participate in the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) program, ``Generic Clearance for the 
Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' (OMB 
program). FRA will submit the information collection requirements 
described below to OMB for review, as required by the PRA. The OMB 
program was created to facilitate Federal agencies' efforts to 
streamline the process to seek public feedback on service delivery. 
Current FRA clearance under the OMB program expires May 31, 2017.

DATES: Comments must be received no later than February 6, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on any or all of the following 
proposed activities by mail to Ms. Kimberly Toone, Office of 
Information Technology, RAD-20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 
New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590. Commenters 
requesting FRA to acknowledge receipt of their respective comments must 
include a self-addressed stamped postcard stating, ``Comments on OMB 
control number 2130-0593.'' Alternatively, comments may be transmitted 
via facsimile to (202) 493-6497, or via email to Ms. Toone at 
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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Kimberly Toone, Office of 
Information Technology, RAD-20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 
New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: 
(202) 493-6132). (These telephone numbers are not toll-free.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12862 (1993) (Setting 
Customer Service Standards) directed all Federal executive departments 
and agencies and requested independent Federal agencies to provide 
service to ``customers'' that matches or exceeds the best service 
available in the private sector. See also Executive Order 13571 (2011) 
(Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving Customer Service). For 
purposes of these orders, ``customer'' means an individual who or 
entity that is directly served by a Federal department or agency. FRA 
seeks renewed OMB approval of a generic clearance to collect 
qualitative feedback on our service delivery (i.e., the products and 
services that FRA creates to help consumers and businesses understand 
their rights and responsibilities, including Web sites, blogs, videos, 
print publications, and other content).
    Below is a brief summary of the information collection activity FRA 
will submit to OMB for clearance as required under the PRA:
    Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback 
on Agency Service Delivery OMB Control Number: 2130-0593.
    Status: Regular Review.

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    Type of Request: Extension without change of a previously approved 
collection.
    Abstract: This collection of information is necessary to enable the 
FRA to garner customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely 
manner, consistent with our commitment to improving service delivery. 
The information collected from our customers and stakeholders will help 
ensure users have an effective, efficient, and satisfying experience 
with FRA's programs. This feedback will provide insights into customer 
or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an 
early warning of issues with service, and focus attention on areas 
where communication, training or changes in operations might improve 
delivery of products or services. These collections will allow ongoing, 
collaborative, and actionable communications between FRA and its 
customers and stakeholders. It also allows feedback to contribute 
directly to the improvement of program management.
    Improving FRA's programs requires ongoing assessment of service 
delivery, meaning a systematic review of the operation of a program 
compared to a set of explicit or implicit standards as a means of 
contributing to the continuous improvement of the program. FRA will 
collect, analyze, and interpret information gathered through this 
generic clearance to identify strengths and weaknesses of current 
services and make improvements in service delivery based on feedback. 
The solicitation of feedback will target areas such as: Timeliness, 
appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of 
service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. FRA 
will assess responses to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain 
the quality of service offered to the public. If this information is 
not collected, vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on the 
FRA's services will be unavailable.
    FRA will only submit a collection for approval under this generic 
clearance if it meets the following conditions:
     FRA will only use the information gathered internally for 
general service improvement and program management purposes and does 
not intend to release it outside FRA;
     FRA will not use information gathered to substantially 
inform influential policy decisions;
     Information gathered will yield qualitative information; 
FRA will not design the collections or expect them to yield 
statistically reliable results or use them as though the results are 
generalizable to the population of study;
     Participation in the collections is voluntary;
     The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on 
considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or 
burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents 
and the Federal Government;
     The collections are non-controversial and do not raise 
issues of concern to other Federal agencies;
     Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions 
from respondents who have experience with the OMB program or may have 
experience with the OMB program in the near future; and
     With the exception of information needed to provide 
renumeration for participants of focus groups and cognitive laboratory 
studies, FRA will collect personally identifiable information (PII) 
only to the extent necessary and will not retain it.
    Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Business and 
Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Governments.
    Frequency of Submission: Once per request.
    Total Annual Number of Respondents: 2,100.
    Total Estimated Responses: 2,100.
    Average Minutes per Response: 10 minutes.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 354 hours.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 30, 2016.
Patrick Warren,
Acting Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 2016-29237 Filed 12-5-16; 8:45 am]
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