Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection, 26176-26177 [2019-11768]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 26176 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 5, 2019 / Notices apportionment formula that are used to distribute Federal-Aid Highway Funds. The data are published annually in the FHWA’s Highway Statistics. Information from Highway Statistics is used in the joint FHWA and Federal Transit Administration required biennial report to Congress, Status of the Nation’s Highways, Bridges, and Transit: Conditions and Performance, which contrasts present status to future investment needs. Respondents: State and local governments of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Marianas, and the Virgin Islands share this burden. Estimated Average Burden per Response: The estimated average reporting burden per response for the annual collection and processing of the data is 754 hours for each of the States (including local governments), the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Marianas, and the Virgin Islands. Estimated Total Annual Burden: The estimated total annual burden for all respondents is 42,206 hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Dougherty, (202) 366–9234, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Policy, Office of Highway Policy Information, Highway Funding and Motor Fuels Division (HPPI–10), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Title 2: Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS). OMB Control Number: 2125–0028. Abstract: The HPMS data that is collected is used for management decisions that affect transportation, including estimates of the Nation’s future highway needs and assessments of highway system performance. The information is used by the FHWA to develop and implement legislation and by State and Federal transportation officials to adequately plan, design, and administer effective, safe, and efficient transportation systems. This data is essential to the FHWA and Congress in evaluating the effectiveness of the Federal-aid highway program. The HPMS also provides mile and lane-mile components of the Federal-Aid Highway Fund apportionment formulae. The data that is required by the HPMS is continually reassessed and streamlined by the FHWA and has recently been updated to support the Transportation VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Jun 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 Performance Management (TPM) initiative. Respondents: State governments of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Estimated Average Burden per Response: The estimated average burden per response for the annual collection and processing of the HPMS data is 2,010 hours for each State, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Estimated Total Annual Burden: The estimated total annual burden for all respondents is 104,520 hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Rozycki, (202) 366–5059, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Systems Performance (HPPI–20), Office of Highway Policy Information, Office of Policy & Governmental Affairs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of these information collections, including: (1) Whether the proposed collections are 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 burdens could be minimized, including 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 these information collections. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Ch. 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued On: May 31, 2019. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–11716 Filed 6–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2019–0022] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval 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 August 5, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2019–0022 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: Marthy Kenley, 202–366–8110, Office of Civil Rights, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Federal-Aid Highway Construction Equal Employment Opportunity. Background: Title 23, Part 140(a), requires the FHWA to ensure equal opportunity regarding contractors’ employment practices on Federal-aid highway projects. To carry out this requirement, the contractors must submit to the State Transportation Agencies (STAs) on all work being performed on Federal-aid contracts during the month of July, a report on its employment workforce data. This report provides the employment workforce data on these contracts and includes the number of minorities, women, and nonminorities in specific highway construction job categories. This information is reported on Form PR– 1391, Federal-Aid Highway Construction Contractors Summary of Employment Data. The statute also requires the STAs to submit a report to the FHWA summarizing the data entered on the PR–1391 forms. This SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 5, 2019 / Notices jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES summary data is provided on Form PR– 1392, Federal-Aid Highway Construction Contractors Summary of Employment Data. The STAs and FHWA use this data to identify patterns and trends of employment in the highway construction industry, and to determine the adequacy and impact of the STA’s and FHWA’s contract compliance and on-the-job (OJT) training programs. The STAs use this information to monitor the contractors-employment and training of minorities and women in the traditional highway construction crafts. Additionally, the data is used by FHWA to provide summarization, trend analyses to Congress, DOT, and FHWA officials as well as others who request information relating to the Federal-aid highway construction EEO program. The information is also used in making decisions regarding resource allocation; program emphasis; marketing and promotion activities; training; and compliance efforts. Respondents: 11,077 annual respondents for form PR–1391, and 52 STAs annual respondents for Form PR– 1392, total of 11,129. Frequency: Annually. Estimated Average Burden per Response: FHWA estimates it takes 30 minutes for Federal-aid contractors to complete and submit Form PR–1391 and 8 hours for STAs to complete and submit Form PR–1392. Estimated Total Amount Burden Hours: Form PR–1391— 5,539 hours per year; Form PR–1392— 416 hours per year, total of 5,955 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: May 31, 2019. Michael Howell, Information Collections Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–11768 Filed 6–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Jun 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2019–0040] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that on February 13, 2019, the City of Fargo, North Dakota (City), petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 222. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2019– 0040. Specifically, the City seeks a waiver from the provisions of 49 CFR 222.35(b)(1) so that a new quiet zone consisting of two public highway-rail grade crossings (7th Avenue North & 16th Street North) may be established, without constant warning time (CWT) devices on one of the yard tracks. The City asserts that the 16th Street North crossing consists of two main line tracks and two yard tracks. The 16th Street crossing is equipped with flashing lights and gates, and CWT devices on the two main line tracks and the north yard track; however, the south yard track does not have CWT devices. The south yard track uses a battery relay, which will trigger the crossing active lights/ gates when equipment is within limits of the crossing. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested parties desire an opportunity for oral comment and a public hearing, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following methods: PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26177 • Website: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Communications received by July 22, 2019 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered if practicable. Anyone can search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). Under 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its processes. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at https:// www.transportation.gov/privacy. See also https://www.regulations.gov/ privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Issued in Washington, DC. John Karl Alexy, Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Railroad Safety. [FR Doc. 2019–11634 Filed 6–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary [Docket No. DOT–OST–2015–0194] Fast Track Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery Office of the Secretary (OST), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments on revision of a previously approved ICR. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Office of the Secretary (OST) announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2019-0022]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on 
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: The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to 
request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval 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 August 5, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2019-
0022 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: Marthy Kenley, 202-366-8110, Office of 
Civil Rights, Federal Highway Administration, Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. 
and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Federal-Aid Highway Construction Equal Employment 
Opportunity.
    Background: Title 23, Part 140(a), requires the FHWA to ensure 
equal opportunity regarding contractors' employment practices on 
Federal-aid highway projects. To carry out this requirement, the 
contractors must submit to the State Transportation Agencies (STAs) on 
all work being performed on Federal-aid contracts during the month of 
July, a report on its employment workforce data. This report provides 
the employment workforce data on these contracts and includes the 
number of minorities, women, and non-minorities in specific highway 
construction job categories. This information is reported on Form PR-
1391, Federal-Aid Highway Construction Contractors Summary of 
Employment Data. The statute also requires the STAs to submit a report 
to the FHWA summarizing the data entered on the PR-1391 forms. This

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summary data is provided on Form PR-1392, Federal-Aid Highway 
Construction Contractors Summary of Employment Data. The STAs and FHWA 
use this data to identify patterns and trends of employment in the 
highway construction industry, and to determine the adequacy and impact 
of the STA's and FHWA's contract compliance and on-the-job (OJT) 
training programs.
    The STAs use this information to monitor the contractors-employment 
and training of minorities and women in the traditional highway 
construction crafts. Additionally, the data is used by FHWA to provide 
summarization, trend analyses to Congress, DOT, and FHWA officials as 
well as others who request information relating to the Federal-aid 
highway construction EEO program. The information is also used in 
making decisions regarding resource allocation; program emphasis; 
marketing and promotion activities; training; and compliance efforts.
    Respondents: 11,077 annual respondents for form PR-1391, and 52 
STAs annual respondents for Form PR-1392, total of 11,129.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: FHWA estimates it takes 30 
minutes for Federal-aid contractors to complete and submit Form PR-1391 
and 8 hours for STAs to complete and submit Form PR-1392.
    Estimated Total Amount Burden Hours: Form PR-1391-- 5,539 hours per 
year; Form PR-1392-- 416 hours per year, total of 5,955 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: May 31, 2019.
Michael Howell,
Information Collections Officer.
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