Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Office of Dispute Resolution Procedures for Protests and Contact Disputes, 40826-40827 [2017-18011]

Download as PDF 40826 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 165 / Monday, August 28, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10087] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: NEA/AC Performance Reporting System (ACPRS) and State Assistance Management System (SAMS) Domestic Results Monitoring Module Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. ACTION: The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment. DATES: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) up to September 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following methods: • Email: oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and the OMB control number in the subject line of your message. • Fax: 202–395–5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, may be made to Hainer Sibrian, TetraTech/PRO-telligent Contractor, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC), NEA Mail Room—Room 6528, 2201 C St. NW., Washington, DC 20520. He may be reached by phone at 202–776–8826 or by email at SibrianHE@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: NEA/AC Performance Reporting System (ACPRS); and State Assistance Management System (SAMS) Domestic. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0183. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC). • Form Number: DS–4127. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Aug 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 • Respondents: Recipients of NEA/ AC grants. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 240. • Estimated Number of Responses: 960. • Average Time per Response: 20 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 19,200 hours. • Frequency: Quarterly. • Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of Proposed Collection The Assistance Coordination (AC) Office, established in June 2014, coordinates United States government foreign assistance in the Middle East and North Africa region for the Department of State, and manages the implementation of all the assistance functions within the Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. In fiscal year 2017, the AC office expects to obligate over $142 million to support economic development, good governance, education, democracy programs, and human rights reform in 20 countries of the Middle East and North Africa. As a normal course of business and in compliance with OMB Guidelines contained in 2 CFR 200, recipient organizations are required to provide, and the U.S. Department of State is required to collect, periodic program and financial performance reports. The responsibility of the Department to track and monitor the programmatic and financial performance necessitates a database that can help facilitate this in a consistent and standardized manner. The NEA/AC Performance Reporting System (ACPRS) enables enhanced monitoring and PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 evaluation of grants through standardized collection and storage of relevant award elements, such as quarterly progress reports, workplans, results monitoring plans, grant agreements, and other business information related to AC implementers. The ACPRS streamlines communication with implementers and allows for rapid identification of information gaps for specific projects. With the introduction of a results monitoring module within SAMS Domestic in April 2018, NEA/AC will exclusively use SAMS Domestic to track and monitor programmatic and financial performance of awards and phase out ACPRS. Methodology Information will be electronically entered into ACPRS, and later SAMS Domestic, by respondents. Gregory Young, Grants Manager, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) Department of State. [FR Doc. 2017–18194 Filed 8–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–31–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Office of Dispute Resolution Procedures for Protests and Contact Disputes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew a previously approved information collection. The regulations seek factual and legal information from protesters or claimants primarily through written submissions. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by September 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/FAA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov, or faxed to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 165 / Monday, August 28, 2017 / Notices (202) 395–6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Hall at Barbara.L.Hall@faa.gov or (817) 222–5448. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2120–0632. Title: Office of Dispute Resolution Procedures for Protests and Contact Disputes. Form Numbers: There are no FAA forms associated with this collection. Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection. Background: The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on June 19, 2017 (82 FR 27950). There were no comments. 14 CFR 17.15 and 17.25 provide the procedures for filing protests and contract claims with the Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition. The regulations seek factual and legal information from protesters or claimants primarily through written submissions. The information sought by the regulations is used by the ODRA, as well as the opposing parties: (1) To gain a clear understanding as to the facts and the law underlying the dispute; and (2) to provide a basis for applying dispute resolution techniques. Respondents: Approximately 45 protestors or claimants. Frequency: On occasion. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 20.5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 923 hours. Issued in Washington, DC on August 21, 2017. Ronda L Thompson, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Performance, Policy & Records Management Branch, ASP–110. [FR Doc. 2017–18011 Filed 8–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Aug 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2017–0036] 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 30, 2017. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by September 27, 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 number FHWA–2017–0036. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Peters, 720–963–3522, or Andy Byra, 720–963–3550, Office of Innovative Program Delivery, Center for Local-Aid Support, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Local Public Agencies Training and Technical Assistance Needs Assessment Background: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is charged with implementing a local technical assistance program under 23 U.S.C. 504 (b). Congress recognized that training and technical assistance to the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40827 local public agencies (LPA) to provide access to surface transportation technology, technical assistance and training was necessary and created the Rural Technical Assistance Program (RTAP) in 1982. In 1991, through the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) legislation, this program became the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). There is an LTAP Center in every State and PR/ USVI—51 total. The program has launched a strategic planning process and a lack of data directly linking training to improvements in program delivery and innovation deployment outcomes posed a challenge to the Agency. A needs assessment survey will help inform and identify what areas of knowledge that training needs to accomplish within the local agency community. The results of the assessment will help direct resources to the areas of greatest demand. The survey will be conducted once over a 30 day period. These are surveys to collect training related information and there are no sensitive or personal questions, therefore confidentiality is not guaranteed or necessary. Respondents: Local Public Agency Public Works Directors and Road Superintendents. Frequency: This is a one-time collection. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 7,800 responses who will each require an average of 15 minutes to respond. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: The total annual public burden hours for this information collection is estimated to be 1,950 hours. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued on: August 22, 2017. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–18171 Filed 8–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 165 (Monday, August 28, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-18011]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Office of 
Dispute Resolution Procedures for Protests and Contact Disputes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA 
invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew a previously approved 
information collection. The regulations seek factual and legal 
information from protesters or claimants primarily through written 
submissions.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by September 27, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be 
addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of 
Transportation/FAA, and sent via electronic mail to 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, or faxed to

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(202) 395-6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 
725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for FAA's performance; (b) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the 
quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) 
ways that the burden could be minimized 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Hall at Barbara.L.Hall@faa.gov 
or (817) 222-5448.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Control Number: 2120-0632.
    Title: Office of Dispute Resolution Procedures for Protests and 
Contact Disputes.
    Form Numbers: There are no FAA forms associated with this 
collection.
    Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection.
    Background: The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment 
period soliciting comments on the following collection of information 
was published on June 19, 2017 (82 FR 27950). There were no comments. 
14 CFR 17.15 and 17.25 provide the procedures for filing protests and 
contract claims with the Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition. 
The regulations seek factual and legal information from protesters or 
claimants primarily through written submissions. The information sought 
by the regulations is used by the ODRA, as well as the opposing 
parties: (1) To gain a clear understanding as to the facts and the law 
underlying the dispute; and (2) to provide a basis for applying dispute 
resolution techniques.
    Respondents: Approximately 45 protestors or claimants.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 20.5 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 923 hours.

    Issued in Washington, DC on August 21, 2017.
Ronda L Thompson,
FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Performance, Policy & 
Records Management Branch, ASP-110.
[FR Doc. 2017-18011 Filed 8-25-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P