Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection, 35261-35262 [2017-15940]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 144 / Friday, July 28, 2017 / Notices 1) Intersections from North of Slaughter Lane to South of La Crosse Avenue in Travis County, Texas. This notice applies solely to actions by TxDOT and Federal agencies which occurred subsequent to the publication of the prior notice and does not apply to actions addressed in the prior notice. DATES: By this notice, TxDOT is advising the public of final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A claim seeking judicial review of the Federal agency actions on the highway project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before December 26, 2017. If the Federal law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time period of less than 150 days for filing such claim, then that shorter time period still applies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Carlos Swonke, Environmental Affairs Division, Texas Department of Transportation, 125 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701; telephone: (512) 416–2734; email: carlos.swonke@ txdot.gov. TxDOT’s normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (central time), Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that TxDOT and Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals regarding the following highway project in the State of Texas: MoPac (Loop 1) Intersections, Travis County, Texas. This notice announces the following actions relating to the proposed Loop 1 Intersections project taken by TxDOT and Federal agencies which occurred subsequent to the publication of the prior notice and that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1): TxDOT’s reevaluation of the Loop 1 Intersections project (Reevaluation); and TxDOT’s effect determination and conclusion of informal consultation with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) pursuant to Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project. Subsequent to completion of the Final EA and FONSI in December 2015 and issuance of the prior notice on February 19, 2016, TxDOT performed a Reevaluation to examine the potential effects of the proposed Loop 1 Intersections project on the goldencheeked warbler (GCW) (Setophaga chrysoparia), Austin blind salamander (ABS) (Eurycea waterlooensis), Barton Springs salamander (BSS) (Eurycea sosorum), and designated critical habitat for the ABS. In the Reevaluation, TxDOT concluded that the Loop 1 Intersections project may affect but is not likely to adversely affect the GCW, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jul 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 ABS, and BSS and that the project would result in no adverse modification of designated critical habitat for the ABS. Further, TxDOT determined that a Supplemental Environmental Assessment was not necessary. Pursuant to the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1531–1544, USFWS issued its concurrence with TxDOT’s determination that the Loop I Intersections project may affect but is not likely to adversely affect the GCW, ABS, and BSS and that the project would result in no adverse modification of designated critical habitat for the ABS. The actions by TxDOT and the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Reevaluation, signed on June 28, 2017, and in the USFWS concurrence letter issued on June 23, 2017. The Reevaluation, USFWS concurrence letter, and other documents in the administrative record file are available by contacting TxDOT at the address provided above. This notice applies to all TxDOT decisions and Federal agency decisions as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including but not limited to: 1. General: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321– 4351]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109]. 2. Air: Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401– 7671(q)]. 3. Land: Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 [49 U.S.C. 303]; Landscaping and Scenic Enhancement (Wildflowers), 23 U.S.C. 319. 4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531–1544 and Section 1536]; Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661–667(d)]; Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703–712]. 5. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470(f) et seq.]; Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 U.S.C. 470(aa)–11]; Archeological and Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 469–469(c)]; Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) [25 U.S.C. 3001–3013]. 6. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000(d)– 2000(d)(1)]; American Indian Religious Freedom Act [42 U.S.C. 1996]; Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. 4201–4209]. 7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act [33 U.S.C. 1251–1377]; Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) [16 U.S.C. 4601–4604]; Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) [42 U.S.C. PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35261 300(f)–300(j)(6)]; Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 [33 U.S.C. 401–406]; Wild and Scenic Rivers Act [16 U.S.C. 1271– 1287]; Emergency Wetlands Resources Act [16 U.S.C. 3921, 3931]; TEA–21 Wetlands Mitigation [23 U.S.C. 103(b)(6)(m), 133(b)(11)]; Flood Disaster Protection Act [42 U.S.C. 4001–4128]. 8. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990, Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988, Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations; E.O. 11593, Protection and Enhancement of Cultural Resources; E.O. 13007, Indian Sacred Sites; E.O. 13287, Preserve America; E.O. 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments; E.O. 11514, Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality; E.O. 13112, Invasive Species; E.O. 12372, Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs. The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT. Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). Issued on: July 11, 2017. Michael T. Leary, Director, Planning and Program Development, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–15030 Filed 7–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2017–0033] 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 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 May 17, 2017. We are required to publish this notice in the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 35262 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 144 / Friday, July 28, 2017 / Notices Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by August 28, 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. 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 No. FHWA–2017–0033. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Esther Strawder, 202–366–6836, Office of Safety, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Roadway Safety Data Capability Assessment. Background: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is initiating a large-scale effort to expand its relationships with the States to develop a better understanding of their data capabilities and conditions of data collection. The effort, known as the Roadway Safety Data Capabilities Assessment, will be conducted in 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The two major objectives are to (1) create a mechanism by which a national and State-specific gap analyses could be conducted to identify opportunities to improve capabilities and (2) provide tools and assistance to assist States in overcoming those gaps. The results will provide a detailed understanding (for FHWA and the States themselves) of the needs for complete, accurate roadway, crash, and traffic volume data for use in safety analysis. The assessment will yield both a quantitative understanding of each State’s capability (using a capability maturity model) and State-specific action plans in the key areas of: • Roadway inventory data collection and technical standards • Data analysis tools and uses • Data management and governance • Data integration and expandability VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jul 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 • Performance management The results will also be useful for States and FHWA in their efforts to develop programs and make improvements in roadway safety management. Respondents: 50 State DOT participants the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Frequency: Once every 5 years. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 36 hours per participant over a year. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Approximately 1,728 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 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: July 24, 2017. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–15940 Filed 7–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [FTA Docket No. FTA 2017–0020] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 soliciting comments on the following collections of information was published on April 24, 2017 (82 FR 18964). Comments must be submitted on or before August 28, 2017. DATES: Tia Swain, Office of Administration, Management Planning Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop TAD–10, Washington, DC 20590 (202) 366–0354 or tia.swain@dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104–13, Section 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised at 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, require Federal agencies to issue two notices seeking public comment on information collection activities before OMB may approve paperwork packages. 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.5, 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.12. On April 24, 2017, FTA published a 60-day notice (82 FR 18964) in the Federal Register soliciting comments on the ICR that the agency was seeking OMB approval. FTA received no comments after issuing this 60-day notice. Accordingly, DOT announces that these information collection activities have been reevaluated and certified under 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and forwarded to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12(c). Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b); 5 CFR 1320.12(d). Federal law requires OMB to approve or disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 60 days after the 30-day notice is published. 44 U.S.C. 3507 (b)–(c); 5 CFR 1320.12(d); see also 60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes that the 30-day notice informs the regulated community to file relevant comments and affords the agency adequate time to digest public comments before it renders a decision. 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. Therefore, respondents should submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication to best ensure having their full effect. 5 CFR 1320.12(c); see also 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. The summaries below describe the nature of the information collection requirements (ICRs) and the expected burden. The requirements are being submitted for clearance by OMB as required by the PRA. Title: Charter Service Operations. OMB Control Number: 2132–0543. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 144 (Friday, July 28, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35261-35262]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-15940]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2017-0033]


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

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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 May 17, 2017. We are required to publish this notice in 
the

[[Page 35262]]

Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Please submit comments by August 28, 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. 
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 No. FHWA-2017-0033.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Esther Strawder, 202-366-6836, Office 
of Safety, Federal Highway Administration, Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. 
Office hours are from: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Roadway Safety Data Capability Assessment.
    Background: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is initiating a 
large-scale effort to expand its relationships with the States to 
develop a better understanding of their data capabilities and 
conditions of data collection. The effort, known as the Roadway Safety 
Data Capabilities Assessment, will be conducted in 50 States, the 
District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The two major objectives are to 
(1) create a mechanism by which a national and State-specific gap 
analyses could be conducted to identify opportunities to improve 
capabilities and (2) provide tools and assistance to assist States in 
overcoming those gaps. The results will provide a detailed 
understanding (for FHWA and the States themselves) of the needs for 
complete, accurate roadway, crash, and traffic volume data for use in 
safety analysis. The assessment will yield both a quantitative 
understanding of each State's capability (using a capability maturity 
model) and State-specific action plans in the key areas of:

 Roadway inventory data collection and technical standards
 Data analysis tools and uses
 Data management and governance
 Data integration and expandability
 Performance management

The results will also be useful for States and FHWA in their efforts to 
develop programs and make improvements in roadway safety management.
    Respondents: 50 State DOT participants the District of Columbia and 
Puerto Rico.
    Frequency: Once every 5 years.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 36 hours per 
participant over a year.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Approximately 1,728 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 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: July 24, 2017.
Michael Howell,
Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-15940 Filed 7-27-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-22-P