Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 44692-44693 [2018-17284]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 44692 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 170 / Friday, August 31, 2018 / Notices of less than 150 days for filing such claim, then that shorter time period still applies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Parker, Project Manager, Federal Highway Administration, Central Federal Lands Highway Division, 12300 W Dakota Avenue, Suite 380, Lakewood, Colorado 80228, Telephone (720) 963–3688, Email Thomas.W.Parker@dot.gov. Regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FHWA and other Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in the State of Hawai‘i: Project to Replace Temporary Wainiha Bridges (Replacement of the Temporary Wainiha Bridges and Rehabilitation of Kaua‘i Belt Road). Project Overview: The project includes the replacement of three temporary ‘‘ACROW Panel’’ modular steel bridges on Ku¯hio¯ Highway (State Route 560) near the mouth of the Wainiha Stream on the island of Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i. The actions by the Federal agencies on the project, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) signed on April 6, 2016, in the Final EA (FEA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) signed December 21, 2017, and in other key project documents. The FEA, FONSI, and other key documents for the project are available by contacting FHWA at the addresses provided above. The DEA, FEA and FONSI documents can be viewed and downloaded from the project website at https:// flh.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/hi/wainiha/. This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions, actions, approvals, licenses and permits on the project as of the issuance date of this notice, including but not limited to those arising under the following laws, as amended: 1. General: National Environmental Policy Act [42 U.S.C. 4321–4370h]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109]. 2. Air: Clean Air Act, as amended [42 U.S.C. 7401–7671(q)] (transportation conformity). 3. Land: Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 [49 U.S.C. 303]. 4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531–1544]; Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661–667(e)]; Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703–712]. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 5. 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[FR Doc. 2018–18919 Filed 8–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2017–0002–N–5] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of Information Collection; request for comment. AGENCY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the information collections and their expected burden. On July 2, 2018, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 1, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the ICR to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Comments may also be sent via email to OMB at the following address: oira_ submissions@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Jones, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Policy & Development, Human Factors Division, RPD–34, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W38–119, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6106); or Ms. Kim Toone, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Administration, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W34–212, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6132). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The PRA, 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. See 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.8– 12. On July 2, 2018, FRA published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on the ICR for which it is now seeking OMB approval. See 83 FR 31030. FRA received no comments in response to this notice. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 170 / Friday, August 31, 2018 / Notices Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. 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 1320.10(b); see also 60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes 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. Comments are invited on the following ICR regarding: (1) whether the information collection activities are necessary for FRA to properly execute its functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FRA’s estimates of the burden of the information collection activities, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimates; (3) ways for FRA to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of information collection activities on the public, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The summary below describes the ICR that FRA will submit for OMB clearance as the PRA requires: Title: Grant Management Requirements for the Federal Railroad Administration Grant Awards Activities and Cooperative Agreements (‘‘Awards’’). OMB Control Number: 2130–0615. Abstract: FRA is an Operating Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). FRA solicits grant applications for projects including, but not limited to, preconstruction planning activities, safety improvements, congestion relief, improvement of grade crossings, rail line relocation, as well as projects that encourage development, expansion, and upgrades to passenger and freight rail infrastructure and services. FRA funds projects that meet FRA- and government-wide evaluation standards and align with the DOT Strategic Plan. FRA administers award agreements for both construction and nonconstruction projects that will result in benefits or other tangible improvements in rail corridors, service, safety, and technology. These projects include completion of preliminary engineering, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 environmental, research and development, final design, and construction. FRA requires systematic and uniform collection and submission of information, as approved by OMB, to ensure accountability of Federal assistance provided by FRA. Through this information collection, FRA will measure Federal award recipients’ performance and results, including expenditures in support of agreed-upon activities and allowable costs outlined in a FRA Notice of Grant Award (NGA). This information collection includes OMB-required reports and documentation, as well as additional forms and submissions to compile evidence relevant to addressing FRA’s important policy challenges, promoting cost-effectiveness in FRA programs, and providing effective oversight of programmatic and financial performance. FRA issues and manages awards in compliance with 2 CFR part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. The forms for which FRA is seeking renewal of its current approval in this information collection are listed below. All non-research awards are subject to the application, reporting, closeout, and other processes described in this justification. Form(s): FRA forms: 30 (FRA Assurances and Certifications Regarding Lobbying; Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters and DrugFree Workplace Requirements), 31 (Grant Adjustment Request Form), 32 (Service Outcome Agreement Annual Reporting), 33 (Final Performance Report), 34 (Quarterly Progress Report), 35 (Application Form), 217 (Categorical Exclusion Worksheet), and 229 (NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership Supplier Scouting—FRA—Item Opportunity Synopsis) may be located at FRA’s public website. Standard Forms (SF) 270 (Request for Advance or Reimbursement), 424 (Application for Federal Assistance), 424A (Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs), 424B (Assurances for NonConstruction Programs), 424C (Budget Information for Construction Programs), 424D (Assurances for Construction Programs), 425 (Federal Financial Report), and LLL (Disclosure of Lobbying Activities) may be located at Grants.gov. Respondent Universe: Generally, includes State and local governments and railroads. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 3,477. PO 00000 Frm 00132 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44693 Total Estimated Annual Burden: 174,423.88 hours. Under 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b) and 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), FRA informs all interested parties that it may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Juan D. Reyes III, Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2018–17284 Filed 8–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary [Docket No. DOT–OST–2018–0079] Agency Information Collection: Activity for OMB Review: Agency Request for Reinstatement of a Previously Approved Information Collection: 2105–0009, Advisory Committee Candidate Biographical Information Request Form AGENCY: Office of the Secretary (OST), DOT. Notice and request for comments. ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Department of Transportation invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the information collection request (ICR) OMB No. 2105–0009 Committee Candidate Biographical Information Request Form. The information collection request previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) expired on May 31, 2012. The collection is needed to facilitate background investigations of individuals seeking or currently appointed to a Department committee. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published June 11, 2018, and the comment period ended August 10, 2018. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by October 1, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Freeman, Program Analyst, Executive Secretariat, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590– 0001 or telephone: (202) 366–2918. Refer to OMB Control No. 2105–0009. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to the attention of the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2017-0002-N-5]


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of Information Collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice 
announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Request 
(ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and comment. The ICR describes the information collections and 
their expected burden. On July 2, 2018, FRA published a notice 
providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 1, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the ICR to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: FRA Desk Officer. 
Comments may also be sent via email to OMB at the following address: 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Jones, Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Policy & Development, 
Human Factors Division, RPD-34, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W38-119, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: 
(202) 493-6106); or Ms. Kim Toone, Information Collection Clearance 
Officer, Office of Administration, Office of Information Technology, 
RAD-20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, 
Room W34-212, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493-6132).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The PRA, 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. See 44 U.S.C. 
3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.8-12. On July 2, 2018, FRA published a 60-day 
notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on the ICR for which 
it is now seeking OMB approval. See 83 FR 31030. FRA received no 
comments in response to this notice.

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    Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of 
information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. 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 1320.10(b); see also 60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB 
believes 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.
    Comments are invited on the following ICR regarding: (1) whether 
the information collection activities are necessary for FRA to properly 
execute its functions, including whether the information will have 
practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FRA's estimates of the burden of 
the information collection activities, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimates; (3) ways 
for FRA to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
being collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of information 
collection activities on the public, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    The summary below describes the ICR that FRA will submit for OMB 
clearance as the PRA requires:
    Title: Grant Management Requirements for the Federal Railroad 
Administration Grant Awards Activities and Cooperative Agreements 
(``Awards'').
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0615.
    Abstract: FRA is an Operating Administration of the U.S. Department 
of Transportation (DOT). FRA solicits grant applications for projects 
including, but not limited to, preconstruction planning activities, 
safety improvements, congestion relief, improvement of grade crossings, 
rail line relocation, as well as projects that encourage development, 
expansion, and upgrades to passenger and freight rail infrastructure 
and services. FRA funds projects that meet FRA- and government-wide 
evaluation standards and align with the DOT Strategic Plan.
    FRA administers award agreements for both construction and non-
construction projects that will result in benefits or other tangible 
improvements in rail corridors, service, safety, and technology. These 
projects include completion of preliminary engineering, environmental, 
research and development, final design, and construction.
    FRA requires systematic and uniform collection and submission of 
information, as approved by OMB, to ensure accountability of Federal 
assistance provided by FRA. Through this information collection, FRA 
will measure Federal award recipients' performance and results, 
including expenditures in support of agreed-upon activities and 
allowable costs outlined in a FRA Notice of Grant Award (NGA). This 
information collection includes OMB-required reports and documentation, 
as well as additional forms and submissions to compile evidence 
relevant to addressing FRA's important policy challenges, promoting 
cost-effectiveness in FRA programs, and providing effective oversight 
of programmatic and financial performance. FRA issues and manages 
awards in compliance with 2 CFR part 200, Uniform Administrative 
Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal 
Awards. The forms for which FRA is seeking renewal of its current 
approval in this information collection are listed below. All non-
research awards are subject to the application, reporting, closeout, 
and other processes described in this justification.
    Form(s): FRA forms: 30 (FRA Assurances and Certifications Regarding 
Lobbying; Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters and 
Drug-Free Workplace Requirements), 31 (Grant Adjustment Request Form), 
32 (Service Outcome Agreement Annual Reporting), 33 (Final Performance 
Report), 34 (Quarterly Progress Report), 35 (Application Form), 217 
(Categorical Exclusion Worksheet), and 229 (NIST Manufacturing 
Extension Partnership Supplier Scouting--FRA--Item Opportunity 
Synopsis) may be located at FRA's public website. Standard Forms (SF) 
270 (Request for Advance or Reimbursement), 424 (Application for 
Federal Assistance), 424A (Budget Information for Non-Construction 
Programs), 424B (Assurances for Non-Construction Programs), 424C 
(Budget Information for Construction Programs), 424D (Assurances for 
Construction Programs), 425 (Federal Financial Report), and LLL 
(Disclosure of Lobbying Activities) may be located at Grants.gov.
    Respondent Universe: Generally, includes State and local 
governments and railroads.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 3,477.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 174,423.88 hours.
    Under 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b) and 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), 
FRA informs all interested parties that it may not conduct or sponsor, 
and a respondent is not required to respond to a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3501-3520.

Juan D. Reyes III,
Chief Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2018-17284 Filed 8-30-18; 8:45 am]
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