Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection, 27954-27955 [2017-12638]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 27954 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 116 / Monday, June 19, 2017 / Notices initiatives, and practices that successfully integrate the consideration of utilities in the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of transportation facilities. Award: Anyone can nominate a project, process, person or group that has used Federal Highway Administration funding sources to make an outstanding contribution to transportation and the right-of-way or utility fields. The nominator is responsible for submitting via email, fax, or mail an application form that summarizes the outstanding accomplishments of the entry. FHWA will use the collected information to evaluate, showcase, and enhance the public’s knowledge on addressing rightof-way challenges on transportation projects and on relocating and accommodating utilities associated with highway improvement projects. Nominations will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges from varying backgrounds. It is anticipated that awards will be given every two years. The winners are presented plaques at an awards ceremony. Respondents: Anyone who has used Federal Highway funding sources in the fifty states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Frequency: The information will be collected biennially. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 6 hours per respondent per application. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: It is expected that the respondents will complete approximately 50 applications for an estimated total of 600 annual burden hours. Public Comments Invited: 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 burdens; (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. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Jun 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 Issued on: June 13, 2017. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–12640 Filed 6–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2017–0014] Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of request for extension of currently approved information collection. AGENCY: The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval for renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by August 18, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number 2017–0014 by any of the following methods: Web site: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Dougherty 202–366–9234, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Highway Policy Information, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00173 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Title: Certification of Enforcement of the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax. OMB Control #: 2125–0541. Background: Title 23 United States Code, Section 141(c), provides that a State’s apportionment of funds under 23 U.S.C. 104(b)(1) shall be reduced in an amount up to 8 percent of the amount to be apportioned during any fiscal year beginning after September 30, 1984, if vehicles subject to the Federal heavy vehicle use tax are lawfully registered in the State without having presented proof of payment of the tax. The annual certification by the State Governor or designated official regarding the collection of the heavy vehicle use tax serves as the FHWA’s primary means of determining State compliance. The FHWA has determined that an annual certification of compliance by each State is the least obtrusive means of administering the provisions of the legislative mandate. In addition, States are required to retain for 1 year a Schedule 1, IRS Form 2290, Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Return (or other suitable alternative provided by regulation). The FHWA conducts compliance reviews at least once every 3 years to determine if the annual certification is adequate to ensure effective administration of 23 U.S.C. 141(c). The estimated annual reporting burden is 102 hours; the estimated recordkeeping burden is 510 hours for a total of 612 hours. The 50 States and the District of Columbia share this burden. Preparing and processing the annual certification is estimated to require 2 hours per State. Recordkeeping is estimated to require an average of 10 hours per State. Respondents: 50 State Transportation Departments, and the District of Columbia for a total of 51 respondents. Frequency: Annually. Estimated Average Annual Burden per Response: The average burden to submit the certification and to retain required records is 12 hours per respondent. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Total estimated average annual burden is 612 hours. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the U.S. DOT’s performance, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the U.S. DOT’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 116 / Monday, June 19, 2017 / Notices minimized, including the use of electronic technology, without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued On: June 13, 2017. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–12638 Filed 6–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2017–0017] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval for a new information collection, which is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by August 18, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2017–0017 by any of the following methods: Web site: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Ferroni, 202–366–3233, Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty, Federal Highway Administration, asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Jun 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 6:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Noise Barrier Inventory. Background: The basis of the Federalaid highway program is a strong federalstate partnership. At the core of that partnership is a philosophy of trust and flexibility, and a belief that the states are in the best position to make investment decisions and that states base these decisions on the needs and priorities of their citizens. The FHWA noise regulation (23 CFR 772) gives each state department of transportation (SDOT) flexibility to determine the feasibility and reasonableness of noise abatement by balancing of the benefits of noise abatement against the overall adverse social, economic, and environmental effects and costs of the noise abatement measures. The SDOT must base its determination on the interest of the overall public good, keeping in mind all the elements of the highway program (need, funding, environmental impacts, public involvement, etc.). Reduction of highway traffic noise should occur through a program of shared responsibility with the most effective strategy being implementation of noise compatible planning and land use control strategies by state and local governments. Local governments can use their power to regulate land development to prohibit noise-sensitive land use development adjacent to a highway, or to require that developers plan, design, and construct development in ways that minimize noise impacts. The FHWA noise regulations limit Federal participation in the construction of noise barriers along existing highways to those projects proposed along lands where land development or substantial construction predated the existence of any highway. The data reflects the flexibility in noise abatement decision-making. Some states have built many noise barriers while a few have built none. Through the end of 2010, 47 SDOTs and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico have constructed over 2,748 linear miles of barriers at a cost of over $4.05 billion ($5.44 billion in 2010 dollars). Three states and the District of Columbia have not constructed noise barriers. Ten SDOTs account for approximately sixtytwo percent (62%) of total barrier length and sixty-nine percent (69%) of total barrier cost. The type of information requested can be found in 23CFR772.13(f). PO 00000 Frm 00174 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 27955 The previously distributed listing can be found at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ environment/noise/noise_barriers/ inventory/summary/sintro7.cfm. This listing continues to be extremely useful in the management of the highway traffic noise program, in our technical assistance efforts for State highway agencies, and in responding to inquiries from congressional sources, Federal, State, and local agencies, and the general public. An updated listing of noise barriers will be distributed nationally for use in the highway traffic noise program. It is anticipated that this information will be requested in 2014 (for noise barriers constructed in 2011, 2012 and 2013) and then again in 2017 (for noise barriers constructed in 2014, 2015 and 2016). After review of the ‘‘Summary of Noise Barriers Constructed by December 31, 2004’’ document, a SDOT may request to delete, modify or add information to any calendar year. Respondents: Each of the 50 SDOTs, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Frequency: Every 3 years. Estimated Average Burden per Response: It is estimated that on average it would take 8 hours to respond to this request. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: It is estimated that the estimated total annual burden is 139 hours. Public Comments Invited: 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 burdens; (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. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued On: June 13, 2017. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–12637 Filed 6–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 116 (Monday, June 19, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2017-0014]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for 
Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of request for extension of currently approved 
information collection.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to 
request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for 
renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below 
under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice 
in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Please submit comments by August 18, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number 
2017-0014 by any of the following methods:
    Web site: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov.
    Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
    Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Dougherty 202-366-9234, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of 
Highway Policy Information, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 
20590, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Certification of Enforcement of the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax.
    OMB Control #: 2125-0541.
    Background: Title 23 United States Code, Section 141(c), provides 
that a State's apportionment of funds under 23 U.S.C. 104(b)(1) shall 
be reduced in an amount up to 8 percent of the amount to be apportioned 
during any fiscal year beginning after September 30, 1984, if vehicles 
subject to the Federal heavy vehicle use tax are lawfully registered in 
the State without having presented proof of payment of the tax. The 
annual certification by the State Governor or designated official 
regarding the collection of the heavy vehicle use tax serves as the 
FHWA's primary means of determining State compliance. The FHWA has 
determined that an annual certification of compliance by each State is 
the least obtrusive means of administering the provisions of the 
legislative mandate. In addition, States are required to retain for 1 
year a Schedule 1, IRS Form 2290, Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Return (or 
other suitable alternative provided by regulation). The FHWA conducts 
compliance reviews at least once every 3 years to determine if the 
annual certification is adequate to ensure effective administration of 
23 U.S.C. 141(c).
    The estimated annual reporting burden is 102 hours; the estimated 
recordkeeping burden is 510 hours for a total of 612 hours. The 50 
States and the District of Columbia share this burden. Preparing and 
processing the annual certification is estimated to require 2 hours per 
State. Recordkeeping is estimated to require an average of 10 hours per 
State.
    Respondents: 50 State Transportation Departments, and the District 
of Columbia for a total of 51 respondents.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Estimated Average Annual Burden per Response: The average burden to 
submit the certification and to retain required records is 12 hours per 
respondent.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Total estimated average annual 
burden is 612 hours.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the U.S. DOT's performance, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the 
accuracy of the U.S. DOT's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
information collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, 
and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden 
could be

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minimized, including the use of electronic technology, without reducing 
the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize 
and/or include your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this 
information collection.

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

     Issued On: June 13, 2017.
Michael Howell,
Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-12638 Filed 6-16-17; 8:45 am]
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