Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection Request, 2661 [2019-01472]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 26 / Thursday, February 7, 2019 / Notices and related expenses. The regulation allows State DOTs flexibility in determining how to collect the cost data in order to reduce the burden of government regulation. Updated State fixed residential moving costs are submitted to the FHWA electronically. Respondents: State Departments of Transportation (52, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico). Frequency: Once every 3 years. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 24 hours per respondent. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 24 hours for each of the 52 State Departments of Transportation. The total is 1,248 burden hours, once every 3 years, or 416 hours annually. Public Comments Invited: 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 burdens; (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. 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 1, 2019. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–01473 Filed 2–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2019–0005] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection Request Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new information collection, which is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Feb 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 Please submit comments by April 8, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2019–0005 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: Go to https:// 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: R. Kevin. O’Grady 202–366–2030 or Arnold Feldman, 202–366–2028, Office of Real Estate Services, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: An Analysis of the Use of Waiver Valuations by Federal, State and Local Public Agencies (LPAs): Identifying and Measuring Outcomes That Could Further Streamline Project Delivery. Background: Waiver valuation is a key component of the ‘‘Right-of-Way Flexibilities’’ that were an FHWA Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative. This research will provide a detailed analysis of the current state of the waiver valuation program nationwide. It will identify issues, practices, or misinformation/misunderstanding that limit the implementation of the waiver valuation program and reduce its ability to streamline processes. The research will document the steps that are taken to improve implementation of waivers and enhance savings of administrative costs. The research also will identify additional opportunities for improving the existing processes/practices for waiver valuations that can provide significant savings in time and money and provide greater flexibility to acquiring agencies in delivery of their overall right-of-way acquisition program. Respondents: Each of the 52 state DOT’s (for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico) will be DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00175 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2661 asked to respond to a written questionnaire. A subset of the state DOT’s will be asked to participate in follow-up interviews. Frequency: One-time survey. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 2 hours per survey response and 1 hour per interview. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Approximately 120 hours. Public Comments Invited: 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 burdens; (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. 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 1, 2019. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–01472 Filed 2–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2018–0008–N–13] 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 collection and its expected burden. On September 17, 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 March 11, 2019. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2019-0005]


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

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 approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a 
new information collection, which 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 8, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2019-
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: Go to https://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: R. Kevin. O'Grady 202-366-2030 or 
Arnold Feldman, 202-366-2028, Office of Real Estate Services, Federal 
Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: An Analysis of the Use of Waiver Valuations by Federal, 
State and Local Public Agencies (LPAs): Identifying and Measuring 
Outcomes That Could Further Streamline Project Delivery.
    Background: Waiver valuation is a key component of the ``Right-of-
Way Flexibilities'' that were an FHWA Every Day Counts (EDC) 
initiative. This research will provide a detailed analysis of the 
current state of the waiver valuation program nationwide. It will 
identify issues, practices, or misinformation/misunderstanding that 
limit the implementation of the waiver valuation program and reduce its 
ability to streamline processes. The research will document the steps 
that are taken to improve implementation of waivers and enhance savings 
of administrative costs. The research also will identify additional 
opportunities for improving the existing processes/practices for waiver 
valuations that can provide significant savings in time and money and 
provide greater flexibility to acquiring agencies in delivery of their 
overall right-of-way acquisition program.
    Respondents: Each of the 52 state DOT's (for the 50 states, the 
District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico) will be asked to respond to a 
written questionnaire. A subset of the state DOT's will be asked to 
participate in follow-up interviews.
    Frequency: One-time survey.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 2 hours per 
survey response and 1 hour per interview.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Approximately 120 hours.
    Public Comments Invited: 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 burdens; (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. 
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 1, 2019.
Michael Howell,
Information Collection Officer.
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