Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection, 33540-33541 [2017-15183]

Download as PDF 33540 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 138 / Thursday, July 20, 2017 / Notices (Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972). 8. Federal Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531–1543). 9. Noise Control Act of 1972. 10. Executive Order 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice and Low-Income Populations. 11. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. 12. Fair Housing Law (Title VIII of the Civil Right Act of 1968). 13. Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970. 14. Department of Transportation Act of 1966, Section 4(f) (49 U.S.C. 303). (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). Issued on: July 14, 2017. Larry Vinzant, Senior Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2017–15221 Filed 7–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2017–0128] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on June 19, 2017. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by August 21, 2017. 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. All asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jul 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 comments should include the Docket number FHWA–2017–0128. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Moulden, 202–493–3470, TurnerFairbank Highway Research Center, Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 6300 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. Title: Federal Highway Administration Research, Development and Technology Agenda Web site. Background: Title 23, United States Code, Section 502(a)(5) requires that Federal surface transportation research and development activities address the needs of stakeholders, including ‘‘States, metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, the private sector, researchers, research sponsors, and other affected parties, including public interest groups.’’ As part of its effort to ensure that Federal research, development and technology (RD&T) activities are addressing the most critical national challenges, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is developing the RD&T Agenda Web site. This Web site will communicate FHWA’s RD&T goals, objectives and strategies to its stakeholders and highlight notable initiatives or projects that illustrate FHWA’s RD&T approach. The Web site will include an electronic mechanism for stakeholders to provide feedback on the overall RD&T Agenda, FHWA’s approach to addressing national transportation challenges, and potential opportunities for FHWA to collaborate with stakeholders to address them. Respondents: Approximately 1,000 annual respondents. Frequency: Annually. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 10 minutes per respondent per year. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Approximately 167 hours per year. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued on: June 11, 2017. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–15184 Filed 7–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2017–0029] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on June 19, 2017. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by August 21, 2017. 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. All comments should include the Docket number FHWA–2017–0029. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Ferroni, 202–366–3233, Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty, Federal Highway Administration, 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: 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 138 / Thursday, July 20, 2017 / Notices 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). 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jul 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 49CFR 1.48. Issued on: July 11, 2017. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–15183 Filed 7–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2017–0026] Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33541 Notice and request for comments. ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that FHWA will submit the collection of information described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on June 19, 2017. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden. DATES: Please submit comments by August 21, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2017–0026 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2017-0029]


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

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: 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 published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day 
public comment period on this information collection on June 19, 2017. 
We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Please submit comments by August 21, 2017.

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. 
All comments should include the Docket number FHWA-2017-0029.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Ferroni, 202-366-3233, Office of 
Planning, Environment, and Realty, Federal Highway Administration, 
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: 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.

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    Title: Noise Barrier Inventory.
    Background: The basis of the Federal-aid highway program is a 
strong federal-state 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 sixty-two 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).
    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 49CFR 1.48.

    Issued on: July 11, 2017.
 Michael Howell,
Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-15183 Filed 7-19-17; 8:45 am]
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