Transportation Infrastructure Financing and Innovation Act (TIFIA) Program; Agency Information Collection Activities and Request for Comments, 25045-25046 [2017-11167]

Download as PDF nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 31, 2017 / Notices meet minimum Federal standards for the preparation, adoption, and implementation of emergency preparedness plans connected with the operation of passenger trains, including freight railroads hosting operations of rail passenger service. To help ensure compliance with the regulations, FRA requires railroads to conduct operational tests of their personnel responsible for implementing the emergency preparedness plans. Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Businesses (railroads). Form(s): N/A. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 69,670. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 21,470 hours. Title: Locomotive Cab Sanitation Standards. OMB Control Number: 2130–0552. Abstract: FRA’s locomotive cab sanitation standards, 49 CFR 229.137 and 229.139, prescribe minimum standards for locomotive cab sanitation facilities. FRA uses the information collection associated with these provisions to promote rail safety and the health of railroad workers by ensuring that all locomotive crew members have access to functioning and hygienic toilet/sanitary facilities as needed and to ensure railroads timely repair defective locomotive sanitary facilities. Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Businesses (railroads). Form(s): N/A. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 113,256. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 1,272 hours. Title: Locomotive Crashworthiness. OMB Control Number: 2130–0564. Abstract: FRA’s Locomotive Crashworthiness Design Requirements (49 CFR part 229, subpart D) prescribe minimum crashworthiness standards for locomotives. These crashworthiness standards are intended to help protect locomotive cab occupants in the event of a collision or other accident involving a locomotive. FRA uses the information collection associated with Subpart D to ensure railroads use locomotives that meet the prescribed minimum performance standards and design load requirements for newly manufactured and re-manufactured locomotives. Type of Request: Extension with change (revised estimates) of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Businesses (railroads). VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:54 May 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 Form(s): N/A. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 501. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 6,470 hours. Title: Critical Incident Stress Plans. OMB Control Number: 2130–0602. Abstract: FRA issued its Critical Incident Stress Plans Final Rule (49 CFR part 272) on March 25, 2014. See 79 FR 16218. Part 272 requires Class I, intercity passenger, and commuter railroads to develop, and submit to FRA for approval, critical incident stress plans that, among other things, provide appropriate support services be offered to their employees who are affected by a critical incident as defined at 49 CFR 272.9. FRA uses the information collected to ensure railroads meet the minimum standards of Part 272. Type of Request: Extension with change (revised estimates) of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Businesses (railroads)/Rail Labor Unions. Form(s): N/A. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 663. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 314 hours. Addressee: Send comments regarding these information collections to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Comments may also be sent via email to OMB at the following address: oira_submissions@ omb.eop.gov. Comments are invited on the following: Whether the proposed collections of information are necessary for DOT to properly perform its functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of DOT’s estimates of the burden of the proposed information collections; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collections of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. John Seguin, Acting Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–11139 Filed 5–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25045 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary of Transportation Transportation Infrastructure Financing and Innovation Act (TIFIA) Program; Agency Information Collection Activities and Request for Comments Office of the Secretary of Transportation, DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of Transportation (DOT) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew an existing information collection. The information collection is used to allow entities to apply for TIFIA credit assistance and assists the DOT in evaluating projects and project sponsors for program eligibility and creditworthiness. SUMMARY: Written comments should be submitted by June 30, 2017. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to the attention of the DOT/OST Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503 or by email at OIRA_submission@ omb.eop.gov with the associated OMB Control Number 2105–0569. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The TIFIA program manager via email at TIFIACredit@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521) and OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 provide that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. In order to obtain and renew an OMB control number, Federal agencies are required to seek public comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d) and 1320.12(a)). As required at 5 CFR 1320.8(d), DOT published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register on March 24, 2017 (82 FR 15101), and the comment period ended May 23, 2017. DOT received no comments. DOT now requests comments on the following subjects: Comments are invited on: (a) The need for the proposed collection of information for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including DATES: E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 25046 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 31, 2017 / Notices 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. The following information pertains to this request: Title: Transportation Infrastructure Financing and Innovation Act program or TIFIA program. Form: The forms for the letter of interest and application are available for review at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ipd/ tifia/guidance_applications/tifia_ applications.htm. OMB Control Number: 2105–0569. Abstract: The TIFIA program provides Federal credit assistance in the form of direct loans, loan guarantees, and standby lines of credit to eligible surface transportation projects. This information collection relates to the collection of information from entities interested in TIFIA credit assistance and assists DOT in evaluating projects and project sponsors for program eligibility and creditworthiness. DOT is required by 23 U.S.C §§ 601–609 to solicit a letter of interest and an application from each interested applicant for TIFIA credit assistance. DOT will use the collected information to evaluate and select recipients for credit assistance. Applicants may be asked to provide additional supporting evidence or to quantify details during the review and negotiation process on a case-by-case basis. Description of Respondents: State and local governments, transit agencies, freight and commuter railroad companies, special authorities, special districts, and private entities. Estimated Total Annual Number of Responses: 50 letters of interest and 50 applications. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,000 hours. The estimated burdens are itemized in the following table: B. Number of responses A. Type of response Letter of Interest .......................................................................................................................... Application ................................................................................................................................... Frequency of Collection: One time. Issued in Washington, DC on May 25, 2017. Claire Barrett, Departmental Chief Privacy & Information Governance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–11167 Filed 5–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 15597 Internal Revenue Service, Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, 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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 15597, Foreclosure Sale Purchaser Contact Information Request. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 31, 2017 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Laurie Brimmer, Internal Revenue nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:54 May 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 Service, room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to LaNita Van Dyke, at Internal Revenue Service, room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet at Lanita.VanDyke@irs.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Foreclosure Sale Purchaser Contact Information Request. OMB Number: 1545–2199. Form Number: Form 15597. Abstract: Form 15597, Foreclosure Sale Purchaser Contact Information Request, is information requested of individuals or businesses that have purchased real property at a third party foreclosure sale. If the IRS has filed a ‘‘Notice of Federal Tax Lien’’ publically notifying a taxpayer’s creditors that the taxpayer owes the IRS a tax debt, AND a creditor senior to the IRS position later forecloses on their creditor note (such as the mortgage holder of a taxpayers primary residence) THEN the IRS tax claim is discharged or removed from the property (if the appropriate foreclosure rules are followed) and the foreclosure sale purchaser buys the property free and clear of the IRS claim EXCEPT that the IRS retains the right to ‘‘redeem’’ or buy back the property from the foreclosure sale purchaser w/in 120 days after the foreclosure sale. Collection of this information is authorized by 28 U.S.C. 2410 and IRC 7425. PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50 50 C. Hours per response 20 100 D. Total hours (column B × column C 1,000 5,000 Current Actions: There are no changes made to the burden previously reported to OMB. This is for renewal purposes only. Type of Review: Extension of a previously approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households, Business or other for-profit groups, Not-for-profit institutions, Farms, Federal Government, State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Estimated Number of Responses: 150. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 4.08 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 613. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1

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[FR Doc No: 2017-11167]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Office of the Secretary of Transportation


Transportation Infrastructure Financing and Innovation Act 
(TIFIA) Program; Agency Information Collection Activities and Request 
for Comments

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary of Transportation, DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Transportation (DOT) has submitted an 
information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) to renew an existing information collection. The information 
collection is used to allow entities to apply for TIFIA credit 
assistance and assists the DOT in evaluating projects and project 
sponsors for program eligibility and creditworthiness.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by June 30, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to the attention of the 
DOT/OST Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th 
Street NW., Washington, DC 20503 or by email at 
OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov with the associated OMB Control Number 
2105-0569.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The TIFIA program manager via email at 
TIFIACredit@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 
3501-3521) and OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 provide that an 
agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it 
displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a 
collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. In order 
to obtain and renew an OMB control number, Federal agencies are 
required to seek public comment on information collection and 
recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d) and 1320.12(a)).
    As required at 5 CFR 1320.8(d), DOT published a 60-day notice in 
the Federal Register on March 24, 2017 (82 FR 15101), and the comment 
period ended May 23, 2017. DOT received no comments. DOT now requests 
comments on the following subjects: Comments are invited on: (a) The 
need for the proposed collection of information for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including

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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.
    The following information pertains to this request:
    Title: Transportation Infrastructure Financing and Innovation Act 
program or TIFIA program.
    Form: The forms for the letter of interest and application are 
available for review at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ipd/tifia/guidance_applications/tifia_applications.htm.
    OMB Control Number: 2105-0569.
    Abstract: The TIFIA program provides Federal credit assistance in 
the form of direct loans, loan guarantees, and standby lines of credit 
to eligible surface transportation projects. This information 
collection relates to the collection of information from entities 
interested in TIFIA credit assistance and assists DOT in evaluating 
projects and project sponsors for program eligibility and 
creditworthiness. DOT is required by 23 U.S.C Sec. Sec.  601-609 to 
solicit a letter of interest and an application from each interested 
applicant for TIFIA credit assistance. DOT will use the collected 
information to evaluate and select recipients for credit assistance. 
Applicants may be asked to provide additional supporting evidence or to 
quantify details during the review and negotiation process on a case-
by-case basis.
    Description of Respondents: State and local governments, transit 
agencies, freight and commuter railroad companies, special authorities, 
special districts, and private entities.
    Estimated Total Annual Number of Responses: 50 letters of interest 
and 50 applications.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,000 hours.
    The estimated burdens are itemized in the following table:

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                                                                                                  D. Total hours
                       A. Type of response                         B. Number of    C. Hours per     (column B x
                                                                     responses       response        column C
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Letter of Interest..............................................              50              20           1,000
Application.....................................................              50             100           5,000
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    Frequency of Collection: One time.


    Issued in Washington, DC on May 25, 2017.

Claire Barrett,
Departmental Chief Privacy & Information Governance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-11167 Filed 5-30-17; 8:45 am]
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