Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection., 16915-16916 [2018-07986]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 74 / Tuesday, April 17, 2018 / Notices 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:20 Apr 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 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: April 11, 2018. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–07989 Filed 4–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2018–0024] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16915 the following collection of information was published on February 8, 2018. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden. DATES: Please submit comments by May 17, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2014–0027 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Emergency Relief Funding Applications. OMB Control Number: 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 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 E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 16916 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 74 / Tuesday, April 17, 2018 / Notices 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. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Total estimated average annual burden is 7,500 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:20 Apr 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 Issued On: April 11, 2018. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. actions were taken, are described in the environmental assessment (EA) or environmental impact statement (EIS) issued in connection with the project [FR Doc. 2018–07986 Filed 4–16–18; 8:45 am] and in other key project documents. The BILLING CODE 4910–22–P EA or EIS, and other key documents for the listed projects are available by DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION contacting the FHWA or the Colorado Department of Transportation at the Federal Highway Administration addresses provided above. The EA, Finding of No Significant Impact Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions (FONSI), Final EIS, and Record of on Proposed Highways in Colorado Decision (ROD) documents can be viewed and downloaded from the AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of websites listed below. This notice applies to all Federal Transportation (DOT). agency decisions on each project as of ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims the issuance date of this notice and all for judicial review of actions by FHWA laws under which such actions were and other Federal agencies. taken. This notice does not, however, SUMMARY: This notice announces actions alter or extend the limitation period of 150 days for challenges to final agency taken by the FHWA and other Federal actions subject to previous notices agencies that are final. The actions published in the Federal Register. relate to various proposed highway This notice applies to all Federal projects in the State of Colorado. Those agency decisions, actions, approvals, actions grant licenses, permits, and licenses and permits on the project as of approvals for the projects. the issuance date of this notice, DATES: By this notice, the FHWA is including but not limited to those advising the public of final agency arising under the following laws, as actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A amended: claim seeking judicial review of the 1. General: National Environmental Federal agency actions on any of the Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321– listed highway projects will be barred 4370h]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [Title unless the claim is filed on or before 23] and associated regulations [CFR part September 14, 2018. If the Federal law 23]. that authorizes judicial review of a 2. Air: Clean Air Act, [42 U.S.C. 7401– claim provides a time period of less 7671(q)] (transportation conformity); than 150 days for filing such claim, then Intermodal Surface Transportation that shorter time period still applies. Efficiency Act of 1991, Congestion FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mitigation and Air Quality Stephanie Gibson, Environmental Improvement Program (Sec. 1008 U.S.C. Program Manager, Federal Highway 149). Administration Colorado Division, 3. Land: Section 4(f) of The 12300 W Dakota Avenue, Suite 180, Department of Transportation Act: [49 Lakewood, Colorado 80228, telephone: U.S.C. 303] Farmland Protection Policy 720–963–3013, email: Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. 4201–4209]. Solid Stephanie.Gibson@dot.gov. Normal Waste Disposal Act, as amended by the business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Resource Conservation and Recovery (Mountain time), Monday through Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. 6901, et seq.); Friday, except Federal Holidays. You Landscaping and Scenic Enhancement may also contact David Singer, NEPA (Wildflowers) [23 U.S.C. 319]. Program Manager, Colorado Department 4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act of Transportation, 4201 E. Arkansas [16 U.S.C. 1531–1544]; Fish and Avenue, Shumate Building, Denver, Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. Colorado 80222, 303–757–9878, 661–667(e)]; Migratory Bird Treaty Act David.Singer@state.co.us, normal [16 U.S.C. 703–712]. Plant Protection business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Act [7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.]. (Mountain time), Monday through 5. Historic and Cultural Resources: Friday, except Federal Holidays. Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, [54 U.S.C. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is 306108]; Archeological Resources hereby given that the FHWA and other Federal agencies have taken final agency Protection Act of 1977 [16 U.S.C. 470(aa)–470(mm)]; Archeological and actions 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by issuing Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. licenses, permits, and approvals for the 469–469c–2]; American Indian highway projects in the State of Religious Freedom Act [42 U.S.C. 1996]; Colorado that are listed below. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2018-0024]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments 
for the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection.

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: 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 February 8, 2018. The PRA submission 
describes the nature of the information collection and its expected 
cost and burden.

DATES: Please submit comments by May 17, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2014-
0027 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Emergency Relief Funding Applications.
    OMB Control Number: 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 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

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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.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Total estimated average annual 
burden is 7,500 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: April 11, 2018.
Michael Howell,
Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-07986 Filed 4-16-18; 8:45 am]
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