Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection, 5677-5678 [2018-02538]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 27 / Thursday, February 8, 2018 / Notices driven highway safety decisions within a State, between States, and at the national level. The MMUCC defines a serious injury resulting from traffic crashes as ‘‘Suspected Serious Injury (A)’’ whose attributes are: Any injury, other than fatal, which results in one or more of the following: Severe laceration resulting in exposure of underlying tissues, muscle, organs, or resulting in significant loss of blood; broken or distorted extremity (arm or leg); crush injuries; suspected skull, chest, or abdominal injury other than bruises or minor lacerations; significant burns (second and third degree burns over 10 percent or more of the body); unconsciousness when taken from the crash scene; or paralysis. As part of the national requirement to report serious injuries using the MMUCC 4th Edition definition, the FHWA seeks to determine if States have adopted the MMUCC 4th edition definition, attribute and coding convention by the required April 15, 2019 date. Specifically, States will be considered compliant with the serious injury definition requirement if it: Maintains a statewide crash database capable of accurately aggregating the MMUCC 4th Edition injury status attribute for ‘‘Suspected Serious Injury (A); Ensures the State crash database, data dictionary and crash report user manual employs the verbatim terminology and definitions for the MMUCC 4th Edition injury status attribute Suspected Serious Injury (A); Ensures the police crash form employs the verbatim MMUCC 4th Edition injury status attribute for Suspected Serious Injury (A); Ensures that the seven serious injury types specified in the Suspected Serious Injury (A) attribute are not included in any of the other attributes listed in the States’ injury status data elements are MMUCC compliant. The purpose of the information collection is to assess each States’ ability to report serious injuries using the new Federal definition. This assessment will require consultation with the State database owner, State law enforcement agency and possibly county and municipal law enforcement agencies that don’t use the State form. Respondents: State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, tribal and local traffic records management agencies and law enforcement. (75 total). Frequency: One time collection. Estimated Average Burden per Response: It will take approximately 30 minutes per participant. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Approximately 37 hours for a one-time collection. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Feb 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 August 31, 2017. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. Editorial Note: This Document was Received at the Office of the Federal Register on February 5, 2018. [FR Doc. 2018–02525 Filed 2–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA 2018–0005] Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Renewal of a Previously Approved 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 renewal of a previously approved 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 April 9, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number FHWA 2018–0005 by any of the following methods: Website: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5677 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. 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: Samantha Lubkin, 202–366–1575, Office of Bridges and Structures, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: National Bridge Inspection Program. Background: This collection is necessary to meet legislative requirements of Title 23 United States Code section 144, and the Code of Federal Regulations, 23 Highways Part 650, Subpart C—National Bridge Inspection Standards which require States, Federal Agencies, and Tribal Governments to: (1) Perform and report inventory data from routine inspections, fracture critical inspections, and underwater inspections as appropriate for all highway bridges on public roads, and element level inspections for highway bridges on the National Highway System; (2) report costs associated with the replacement of structurally deficient bridges; and (3) follow up on critical findings. The bridge inspection and replacement cost information that is provided to the FHWA is on an annual basis. The critical findings information is periodically provided to the FHWA. The bridge information is used for multiple purposes, including: (1) The determination of the condition of the Nation’s bridges which is included in a biennial report to Congress on the Status of the Nation’s Bridges; (2) for various additional reports to Congress on Bridge Safety; (3) the data source for executing various sections of the Federal-aid program which involve highway bridges; (4) the data source for assessing the bridge penalty provisions of Title 23 United States Code section 119; (5) the data source for the evaluation of bridge performance measures established in Title 23 United States Code section 150; (6) for conducting oversight of the National Bridge Inspection Program at E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 5678 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 27 / Thursday, February 8, 2018 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES the State, Federal agency, and Tribal level; and (7) for strategic national defense needs. Respondents: 52 State highway agencies including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, Federal Agencies, and Tribal Governments. The number of inspections per respondent varies in accordance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards. Estimated Average Burden per Response: The estimated average burden for each bridge inspection is 8 hours. The estimated average burden for each element level inspection is 25 minutes. The estimated average burden for each cost collection report is 90 hours. The estimated average burden for follow up on critical findings is 40 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: The annual burden hours associated with this renewal is 2,496,990 hours. This estimated figure is based on 307,500 annual instances for routine, fracture critical, and underwater inspections multiplied by 8 hours (2,460,000 hours); plus 72,552 annual element inspections multiplied by 25 minutes (30,230 hours); plus 90 hours for each cost report multiplied by 52 reports (4,680 hours); plus 40 hours for follow up on critical findings multiplied by 52 respondents (2,080 hours) for a combined annual burden of 2,496,990 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: February 2, 2018. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–02538 Filed 2–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Feb 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2018–0006] 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 April 9, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number 2018–0006 by any of the following methods: Website: 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: Greg Wolf, 202–366–4655, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Program Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Emergency Relief Funding Applications. OMB Control #: 2125–0525. Background: Congress authorized in Title 23, United States Code, Section 125, a special program from the Highway Trust Fund for the repair or reconstruction of Federal-aid highways SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and roads on Federal lands which have suffered serious damage as a result of natural disasters or catastrophic failures from an external cause. This program, commonly referred to as the Emergency Relief or ER program, supplements the commitment of resources by States, their political subdivisions, or other Federal agencies to help pay for unusually heavy expenses resulting from extraordinary conditions. The applicability of the ER program to a natural disaster is based on the extent and intensity of the disaster. Damage to highways must be severe, occur over a wide area, and result in unusually high expenses to the highway agency. Examples of natural disasters include floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, tidal waves, severe storms, and landslides. Applicability of the ER program to a catastrophic failure due to an external cause is based on the criteria that the failure was not the result of an inherent flaw in the facility but was sudden, caused a disastrous impact on transportation services, and resulted in unusually high expenses to the highway agency. A bridge suddenly collapsing after being struck by a barge is an example of a catastrophic failure from an external cause. The ER program provides for repair and restoration of highway facilities to pre-disaster conditions. Restoration in kind is therefore the predominate type of repair expected to be accomplished with ER funds. Generally, all elements of the damaged highway within its cross section are eligible for ER funds. Roadway items that are eligible may include: pavement, shoulders, slopes and embankments, guardrail, signs and traffic control devices, bridges, culverts, bike and pedestrian paths, fencing, and retaining walls. Other eligible items may include: Engineering and right-of-way costs, debris removal, transportation system management strategies, administrative expenses, and equipment rental expenses. This information collection is needed for the FHWA to fulfill its statutory obligations regarding funding determinations for ER eligible damages following a disaster. The regulations covering the FHWA ER program are contained in 23 CFR part 668. Respondents: 50 State Transportation Departments, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands. Estimated Average Annual Burden: The respondents submit an estimated total of 30 applications each year. Each application requires an estimated average of 250 hours to complete. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 27 (Thursday, February 8, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA 2018-0005]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for 
Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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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 a previously approved 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 April 9, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number 
FHWA 2018-0005 by any of the following methods:
    Website: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: 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.
    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: Samantha Lubkin, 202-366-1575, Office 
of Bridges and Structures, Federal Highway Administration, Department 
of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: National Bridge Inspection Program.
    Background: This collection is necessary to meet legislative 
requirements of Title 23 United States Code section 144, and the Code 
of Federal Regulations, 23 Highways Part 650, Subpart C--National 
Bridge Inspection Standards which require States, Federal Agencies, and 
Tribal Governments to: (1) Perform and report inventory data from 
routine inspections, fracture critical inspections, and underwater 
inspections as appropriate for all highway bridges on public roads, and 
element level inspections for highway bridges on the National Highway 
System; (2) report costs associated with the replacement of 
structurally deficient bridges; and (3) follow up on critical findings. 
The bridge inspection and replacement cost information that is provided 
to the FHWA is on an annual basis. The critical findings information is 
periodically provided to the FHWA. The bridge information is used for 
multiple purposes, including: (1) The determination of the condition of 
the Nation's bridges which is included in a biennial report to Congress 
on the Status of the Nation's Bridges; (2) for various additional 
reports to Congress on Bridge Safety; (3) the data source for executing 
various sections of the Federal-aid program which involve highway 
bridges; (4) the data source for assessing the bridge penalty 
provisions of Title 23 United States Code section 119; (5) the data 
source for the evaluation of bridge performance measures established in 
Title 23 United States Code section 150; (6) for conducting oversight 
of the National Bridge Inspection Program at

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the State, Federal agency, and Tribal level; and (7) for strategic 
national defense needs.
    Respondents: 52 State highway agencies including the District of 
Columbia and Puerto Rico, Federal Agencies, and Tribal Governments. The 
number of inspections per respondent varies in accordance with the 
National Bridge Inspection Standards.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: The estimated average burden 
for each bridge inspection is 8 hours. The estimated average burden for 
each element level inspection is 25 minutes. The estimated average 
burden for each cost collection report is 90 hours. The estimated 
average burden for follow up on critical findings is 40 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: The annual burden hours 
associated with this renewal is 2,496,990 hours. This estimated figure 
is based on 307,500 annual instances for routine, fracture critical, 
and underwater inspections multiplied by 8 hours (2,460,000 hours); 
plus 72,552 annual element inspections multiplied by 25 minutes (30,230 
hours); plus 90 hours for each cost report multiplied by 52 reports 
(4,680 hours); plus 40 hours for follow up on critical findings 
multiplied by 52 respondents (2,080 hours) for a combined annual burden 
of 2,496,990 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: February 2, 2018.
Michael Howell,
Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-02538 Filed 2-7-18; 8:45 am]
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