Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection, 35921-35922 [2019-15512]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 143 / Thursday, July 25, 2019 / Notices jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES eligibility of the CBI countries and dependent territories that have expressed an interest in receiving the enhanced preferences of the CBTPA, the President must take into account the existing eligibility criteria of the CBERA, as well as several additional revised criteria elaborated in the CBTPA. These additional criteria are: 1. Whether the beneficiary country has demonstrated a commitment to undertake its obligations under the World Trade Organization (WTO) on or ahead of schedule and participate in negotiations toward the completion of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) or another free trade agreement. 2. The extent to which the country provides protection of intellectual property rights consistent with or greater than the protection afforded under the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. 3. 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The extent to which the country applies transparent, nondiscriminatory, and competitive procedures in government procurement, and contributes to efforts in international fora to develop and implement international rules on transparency in government procurement. III. Requirements for Submissions The TPSC must receive your comments by the August 30, 2019 deadline. You must make all submissions in English via https:// www.regulations.gov, using Docket Number USTR–2019–0007. USTR will not accept hand-delivered submissions. To make a submission using https:// www.regulations.gov, enter the appropriate docket number in the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Jul 24, 2019 Jkt 247001 ‘‘search for’’ field on the home page and click ‘‘search.’’ The site will provide a search-results page listing all documents associated with this docket. 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[FR Doc. 2019–15764 Filed 7–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F9–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2019–0024] Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of request for approval of a new information collection. AGENCY: The FHWA has forwarded the information collection request described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval of a new information collection. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on May 3, 2019. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by August 26, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may send comments within 30 days to the Office of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 35922 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 143 / Thursday, July 25, 2019 / Notices Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, Attention DOT Desk Officer. 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 burden; (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. All comments should include the Docket No. FHWA–2019–0024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Damaris Santiago, 202–366–2034, Department of Transportation, FHWA, Office of Project Development and Environmental Review, E76–201, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FHWA Environmental Excellence Awards. Background: In 1995 FHWA established the biennial Environmental Excellence Awards to recognize partners, projects, and processes that use FHWA funding sources to go beyond environmental compliance and achieve environmental excellence. The Environmental Excellence Awards also recognize partners, projects, and processes that exemplify innovation and commitment to the human environment, and organization and process innovation. Awardees must make an outstanding contribution that goes beyond traditional transportation projects and that encourages environmental stewardship and partnerships to achieve a truly multifaceted, environmentally sensitive transportation solution. Award: Anyone can nominate a project, process, person or group that has used FHWA funding sources to make an outstanding contribution to transportation and the environment. The nominator is responsible for submitting an application via the FHWA Environmental Excellence Awards website that gives a summary of the outstanding accomplishments of the entry. The collected information will be used by FHWA to evaluate the project, showcase environmental excellence, and enhance the public’s knowledge of environmental stewardship in the planning and project development process. Nominations will be reviewed by a panel of judges from varying VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Jul 24, 2019 Jkt 247001 backgrounds. It is anticipated that awards will be given every 2 years. The winners are presented plaques at an awards ceremony. Respondents: Anyone who has used FHWA funding sources in the 50 States, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. Frequency: The information will be collected biennially. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 8 hours per respondent per application. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: It is expected that the respondents will complete approximately 150 applications for an estimated total of 1200 annual burden 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: July 16, 2019. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–15512 Filed 7–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2019–0015] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel BETTINA VITA (Motor Vessel); Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.build requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. A request for such a waiver has SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. DATES: Submit comments on or before August 26, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket Number MARAD–2019–0115 by any one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Search MARAD–2019–0115 and follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility is in the West Building, Ground Floor of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Docket Management Facility location address is: U.S. Department of Transportation, MARAD–2019–0115, 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. Note: If you mail or hand-deliver your comments, we recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a telephone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and specific docket number. All comments received will be posted without change to the docket at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For detailed instructions on submitting comments, see the section entitled Public Participation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bianca Carr, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W23–453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–9309, Email Bianca.carr@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel BETTINA VITA is: —Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ‘‘Coastwise Charter for 6 Passengers or less’’ —Geographic Region Including Base of Operations: ‘‘Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island’’ (Base of Operations: Miami, FL) —Vessel Length and Type: 73′ motor vessel The complete application is available for review identified in the DOT docket as MARAD–2019–0115 at https:// www.regulations.gov. Interested parties E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 143 (Thursday, July 25, 2019)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2019-0024]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for 
Approval of a New Information Collection

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of request for approval of a new information collection.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA has forwarded the information collection request 
described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for approval of a new information collection. We published a Federal 
Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information 
collection on May 3, 2019. We are required to publish this notice in 
the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Please submit comments by August 26, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments within 30 days to the Office of

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Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, Attention DOT Desk Officer. 
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 burden; (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. All comments should include the 
Docket No. FHWA-2019-0024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Damaris Santiago, 202-366-2034, 
Department of Transportation, FHWA, Office of Project Development and 
Environmental Review, E76-201, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, 
DC 20590. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: FHWA Environmental Excellence Awards.
    Background: In 1995 FHWA established the biennial Environmental 
Excellence Awards to recognize partners, projects, and processes that 
use FHWA funding sources to go beyond environmental compliance and 
achieve environmental excellence. The Environmental Excellence Awards 
also recognize partners, projects, and processes that exemplify 
innovation and commitment to the human environment, and organization 
and process innovation. Awardees must make an outstanding contribution 
that goes beyond traditional transportation projects and that 
encourages environmental stewardship and partnerships to achieve a 
truly multi-faceted, environmentally sensitive transportation solution.
    Award: Anyone can nominate a project, process, person or group that 
has used FHWA funding sources to make an outstanding contribution to 
transportation and the environment. The nominator is responsible for 
submitting an application via the FHWA Environmental Excellence Awards 
website that gives a summary of the outstanding accomplishments of the 
entry. The collected information will be used by FHWA to evaluate the 
project, showcase environmental excellence, and enhance the public's 
knowledge of environmental stewardship in the planning and project 
development process. Nominations will be reviewed by a panel of judges 
from varying backgrounds. It is anticipated that awards will be given 
every 2 years. The winners are presented plaques at an awards ceremony.
    Respondents: Anyone who has used FHWA funding sources in the 50 
States, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
    Frequency: The information will be collected biennially.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 8 hours per respondent per 
application.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: It is expected that the 
respondents will complete approximately 150 applications for an 
estimated total of 1200 annual burden 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: July 16, 2019.
Michael Howell,
Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-15512 Filed 7-24-19; 8:45 am]
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