Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review, 34993-34994 [2019-15364]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 139 / Friday, July 19, 2019 / Notices Incident Period: 04/30/2019 through 05/01/2019. Issued on 07/12/2019. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 09/10/2019. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 04/13/2020. DATES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [FTA Docket No. FTA 2019–0015] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. abstracted below have been forwarded Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, to the Office of Management and Budget U.S. Small Business Administration, (OMB) for review and comment. The 409 3rd Street SW, Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416, (202) 205–6734. ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is expected burdens. hereby given that as a result of the DATES: Comments must be submitted on President’s major disaster declaration on or before August 19, 2019. 07/12/2019, Private Non-Profit ADDRESSES: All written comments must organizations that provide essential refer to the docket number that appears services of a governmental nature may at the top of this document and be file disaster loan applications at the submitted to the Office of Information address listed above or other locally and Regulatory Affairs, Office of announced locations. Management and Budget, 725–17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, The following areas have been Attention: FTA Desk Officer. determined to be adversely affected by Alternatively, comments may be sent the disaster: via email to the Office of Information Primary Counties: Alfalfa, Atoka, Bryan, and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Coal, Craig, Kay, Lincoln, Love, Management and Budget, at the Major, Noble, Nowata, Okmulgee, following address: oira_submissions@ Osage, Ottawa, Pittsburg, omb.eop.gov. Pushmataha, Stephens, Tillman. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tia Swain, Office of Administration, The Interest Rates are: Management Planning Division, 1200 Percent New Jersey Avenue SE, Mail Stop TAD– 10, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366– For Physical Damage: 0354 or tia.swain@dot.gov. Non-Profit Organizations with SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Credit Available Elsewhere ..... 2.750 Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 Non-Profit Organizations without (PRA), Public Law 104–13, Section 2, Credit Available Elsewhere ..... 2.750 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised For Economic Injury: at 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), and its Non-Profit Organizations without Credit Available Elsewhere ..... 2.750 implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, require Federal agencies to issue two notices seeking public comment on The number assigned to this disaster information collection activities before for physical damage is 16039B and for OMB may approve paperwork packages. economic injury is 160400. 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.5, (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.12. On May 14, 2019, Number 59008) FTA published a 60-day notice (84 FR 21404) in the Federal Register soliciting Cynthia Pitts, comments on the ICR that the agency Acting Associate Administrator for Disaster was seeking OMB approval. FTA Assistance. received no comments after issuing this [FR Doc. 2019–15410 Filed 7–18–19; 8:45 am] 60-day notice. Accordingly, DOT BILLING CODE 8026–03–P announces that these information collection activities have been reevaluated and certified under 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and forwarded to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12(c). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Jul 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34993 Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b); 5 CFR 1320.12(d). 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 1320.12(d); see also 60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes that 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. 5 CFR 1320.12(c); see also 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. The summaries below describe the nature of the information collection requirements (ICRs) and the expected burden. The requirements are being submitted for clearance by OMB as required by the PRA. Title: Rail Fixed Guideway Systems; State Safety Oversight. OMB Control Number: 2132–0558. Type of Request: Renewal of a previously approved information collection. Abstract: FTA administers a national program for public transportation safety under 49 U.S.C. Section 5329. One element of this program, at 49 U.S.C. 5329(e), requires States to oversee the safety of the rail transit agencies (RTAs) in their jurisdictions, including heavy and light rail systems, streetcars, inclined planes, cable cars, monorail/ automated guideways and hybrid rail. Through this program, State Safety Oversight Agencies (SSOAs) ensure that RTAs identify and address safety risks, follow their safety rules and procedures, and take corrective action to address safety deficiencies. This program, which only applies to RTAs, enhances and replaces the State Safety Oversight (SSO) program previously authorized at 49 U.S.C. 5330. The previously authorized program required SSOAs to perform oversight without Federal grant funding available. As a result, the approved information collection included burden hours associated with activities administered by SSO agencies to collect information from RTAs and activities performed by RTAs to provide information to SSOAs. FTA decided to include these burden hours to address concerns raised by SSOAs and RTAs regarding unfunded Federal requirements. With the expiration of the previously authorized program, and the new E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 34994 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 139 / Friday, July 19, 2019 / Notices Federal grant program for States, authorized at 49 U.S.C. 5329(e)(6), FTA proposes to amend the information collection activities to focus only on the activities of SSOAs and RTAs to report information to FTA. Activities included in the previous information collection request that are not specifically related to FTA information collection are removed from this information collection request and are addressed in the Regulatory Impact Assessment developed for the final rule implementing 49 U.S.C. 5329(e). This proposed change aligns with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, United States Office of Personnel Management, Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) Guide, Version 2.0, 2011. The revised information collection request includes the annual report FTA requires from SSOAs, the burden of which has been reduced substantially through the development of a web-based system that replaces the existing spreadsheet-based process and provides direct interface with the National Transit Database. It also includes the FTA’s grant management reporting requirement and the triennial audit program, which requires information from both SSOAs and RTAs. Further, the information collection reflects requirements for SSOAs and RTAs to respond to FTA directives and advisories, and SSOAs participation in monthly teleconference calls with FTA. Finally, the information collection request includes RTA event notifications to FTA. With these changes, the total burden hours have decreased from 586,443 hours for the previous information collection request to 16,365 representing an overall decrease of 570,078 hours. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 96 respondents. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16,365 hours. Frequency: Annually. Comments are Invited On: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Jul 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Nadine Pembleton, Director Office of Management Planning. [FR Doc. 2019–15364 Filed 7–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket Number MARAD–2018–0088] RIN 2133–ZA03 Centers of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education Designation Program Guidance: Proposed New Policy and Information Collection Request Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice provides interested parties with the opportunity to comment on the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) new program designating eligible and qualified training entities as Centers of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE). The National Defense Authorization Act of 2018 (the Act), provided the Secretary of Transportation with the discretionary authority to designate eligible and qualified entities as CoEs. CoE designations will serve to assist the maritime industry in obtaining and maintaining the highest quality workforce. On May 31, 2018, MARAD published a notice in the Federal Register seeking public comment regarding the development of a guide for applicants seeking CoE designation. MARAD received a total of eighteen comments which have been considered and are examined in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Now, MARAD is proposing to implement a voluntary program to identify and recommend qualified training providers for CoE designation. MARAD invites public comment on this new program and its application guidance. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 17, 2019. MARAD will consider comments filed after this date to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket Number MARAD–2018–0088 by any of the following methods: • Website/Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Search ‘‘MARAD– SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00146 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2018–0088’’ and follow the instructions for submitting comments on the electronic docket site. • Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this rulemaking. Note: All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and search using ‘‘MARAD–2018–0088’’ or go to Room W12–401 of the Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Nuns Jain, Maritime Administration, at 757–322–5801 or by electronic mail at Nuns.Jain@dot.gov. You may send mail to Nuns Jain at Maritime Administration, Building 19, Suite 300, 7737 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, VA 23505. If you have questions on viewing the Docket, call Docket Operations, telephone: 202–366– 9317 or 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Following the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2018, Public Law 115–91 (the ‘‘Act’’), codified at 46 U.S.C. 54102, MARAD developed a procedure to recommend to the Secretary the designation of eligible institutions as Centers of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE). Pursuant to the Act, the Secretary of Transportation may designate certain eligible and qualified training entities as CoEs and may subsequently execute Cooperative Agreements with CoE designees. Authority to administer the CoE program is delegated to MARAD in 49 CFR 1.93(a). Qualified training entities seeking to be designated as a CoE need to apply to MARAD. MARAD has developed this notice to provide interested parties with comprehensive agency guidance on how to apply for CoE designation and how the CoE program will be administered. Applications should include information to demonstrate that the applicant institution meets certain eligibility requirements, selection E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration

[FTA Docket No. FTA 2019-0015]


Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) 
abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the 
information collection and their expected burdens.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 19, 2019.

ADDRESSES: All written comments must refer to the docket number that 
appears at the top of this document and be submitted to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
725-17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: FTA Desk Officer. 
Alternatively, comments may be sent via email to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and 
Budget, at the following address: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tia Swain, Office of Administration, 
Management Planning Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Mail Stop TAD-
10, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366-0354 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
Public Law 104-13, Section 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised 
at 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. 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.5, 1320.8(d)(1), 
1320.12. On May 14, 2019, FTA published a 60-day notice (84 FR 21404) 
in the Federal Register soliciting comments on the ICR that the agency 
was seeking OMB approval. FTA received no comments after issuing this 
60-day notice. Accordingly, DOT announces that these information 
collection activities have been re-evaluated and certified under 5 CFR 
1320.5(a) and forwarded to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 
CFR 1320.12(c).
    Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of 
information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. 44 U.S.C. 
3507(b); 5 CFR 1320.12(d). 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 1320.12(d); see also 
60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes that 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. 5 CFR 1320.12(c); see also 60 
FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995.
    The summaries below describe the nature of the information 
collection requirements (ICRs) and the expected burden. The 
requirements are being submitted for clearance by OMB as required by 
the PRA.
    Title: Rail Fixed Guideway Systems; State Safety Oversight.
    OMB Control Number: 2132-0558.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a previously approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: FTA administers a national program for public 
transportation safety under 49 U.S.C. Section 5329. One element of this 
program, at 49 U.S.C. 5329(e), requires States to oversee the safety of 
the rail transit agencies (RTAs) in their jurisdictions, including 
heavy and light rail systems, streetcars, inclined planes, cable cars, 
monorail/automated guideways and hybrid rail. Through this program, 
State Safety Oversight Agencies (SSOAs) ensure that RTAs identify and 
address safety risks, follow their safety rules and procedures, and 
take corrective action to address safety deficiencies. This program, 
which only applies to RTAs, enhances and replaces the State Safety 
Oversight (SSO) program previously authorized at 49 U.S.C. 5330.
    The previously authorized program required SSOAs to perform 
oversight without Federal grant funding available. As a result, the 
approved information collection included burden hours associated with 
activities administered by SSO agencies to collect information from 
RTAs and activities performed by RTAs to provide information to SSOAs. 
FTA decided to include these burden hours to address concerns raised by 
SSOAs and RTAs regarding unfunded Federal requirements.
    With the expiration of the previously authorized program, and the 
new

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Federal grant program for States, authorized at 49 U.S.C. 5329(e)(6), 
FTA proposes to amend the information collection activities to focus 
only on the activities of SSOAs and RTAs to report information to FTA. 
Activities included in the previous information collection request that 
are not specifically related to FTA information collection are removed 
from this information collection request and are addressed in the 
Regulatory Impact Assessment developed for the final rule implementing 
49 U.S.C. 5329(e). This proposed change aligns with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, United States Office of Personnel 
Management, Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) Guide, Version 2.0, 2011.
    The revised information collection request includes the annual 
report FTA requires from SSOAs, the burden of which has been reduced 
substantially through the development of a web-based system that 
replaces the existing spreadsheet-based process and provides direct 
interface with the National Transit Database. It also includes the 
FTA's grant management reporting requirement and the triennial audit 
program, which requires information from both SSOAs and RTAs. Further, 
the information collection reflects requirements for SSOAs and RTAs to 
respond to FTA directives and advisories, and SSOAs participation in 
monthly teleconference calls with FTA. Finally, the information 
collection request includes RTA event notifications to FTA.
    With these changes, the total burden hours have decreased from 
586,443 hours for the previous information collection request to 16,365 
representing an overall decrease of 570,078 hours.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 96 respondents.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16,365 hours.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Comments are Invited On: Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including 
the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology. A comment to OMB is best assured of having its 
full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register.

Nadine Pembleton,
Director Office of Management Planning.
[FR Doc. 2019-15364 Filed 7-18-19; 8:45 am]
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