Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review, 68541-68542 [2019-26984]

Download as PDF lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 241 / Monday, December 16, 2019 / Notices System Activation Failure Report,’’ 1 must be used for this purpose and completed using the instructions printed on the form. With this information, FRA can identify the causes of activation failures and investigate them to determine whether periodic maintenance, inspection, and testing standards are effective. Type of Request: Extension with change (revised estimates) of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses (railroads). Form(s): FRA F 6180.83. Respondent Universe: 746 railroads. Frequency of Submission: On occasion/monthly. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 60,252. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 5,042 hours. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hour Dollar Cost Equivalent: $342,863. Title: Alleged Violation Reporting Form. OMB Control Number: 2130–0590. Abstract: The Alleged Violation Reporting Form is a response to section 307(b) of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008, which requires FRA to ‘‘provide a mechanism for the public to submit written reports of potential violations of Federal railroad safety and hazardous materials transportation laws, regulations, and orders to the Federal Railroad Administration.’’ The Alleged Violation Reporting Form allows the general public to submit alleged violations directly to FRA. The form allows FRA to collect information necessary to investigate the alleged violation and to follow up with the submitting party. FRA may share the information collected with partnering State departments of transportation and law enforcement agencies. Type of Request: Extension with change (revised estimates) of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: General public. Form(s): FRA F 6180.151. Respondent Universe: 2 570 individuals. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 570. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 48 hours. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hour Dollar Cost Equivalent: $1,296. Under 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b) and 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), FRA 1 FRA makes a technical correction to the title of Form FRA F 6180.83 in this notice. 2 After an internal agency review, FRA updated the respondent universe estimate. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 Dec 13, 2019 Jkt 250001 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. Brett A. Jortland, Acting Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2019–26995 Filed 12–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [FTA Docket No. FTA 2019–0026] 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) 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 January 15, 2020. 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: oira_submissions@ omb.eop.gov. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00150 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68541 within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. 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 tia.swain@dot.gov. 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 October 18, 2019, FTA published a 60-day notice (84 FR 56012) 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 reevaluated 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: 49 U.S.C. Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Program. OMB Control Number: 2132–0502. Type of Request: Renewal of a previously approved information collection. Abstract: The Urbanized Area (UZA) Formula Funding program (49 U.S.C. E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 68542 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 241 / Monday, December 16, 2019 / Notices 5307) makes federal resources available to urbanized areas and to governors for transit capital and operating assistance in urbanized areas and for transportation-related planning. An urbanized area is an incorporated area with a population of 50,000 or more that is designated as such by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. Funding is made available to designated recipients that are public bodies with the legal authority to receive and dispense federal funds. Governors, responsible local officials and publicly owned operators of transit services shall designate a recipient to apply for, receive, and dispense funds for urbanized areas. The governor or governor’s designee acts as the designated recipient for urbanized areas between 50,000 and 200,000. For urbanized areas with 200,000 in population and over, funds are apportioned and flow directly to a designated recipient selected locally to apply for and receive Federal funds. For urbanized areas under 200,000 in population, the funds are apportioned to the governor of each state for distribution. Eligible activities include: Planning, engineering, design and evaluation of transit projects and other technical transportation-related studies; capital investments in bus and busrelated activities such as replacement, overhaul and rebuilding of buses, crime prevention and security equipment and construction of maintenance and passenger facilities; and capital investments in new and existing fixed guideway systems including rolling stock, overhaul and rebuilding of vehicles, track, signals, communications, and computer hardware and software. In addition, associated transit improvements and certain expenses associated with mobility management programs are eligible under the program. All preventive maintenance and some Americans with Disabilities Act complementary paratransit service costs are considered capital costs. This information collection includes a decrease in burden due to the reduced reporting requirement for projects under two million in large UZAs. FTA has eliminated quarterly reporting requirements for any grant under the two-million-dollar threshold. Respondents: State or local governmental entities that operates a public transportation service. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 1,560. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 114,008. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 Dec 13, 2019 Jkt 250001 Frequency: Annually. Nadine Pembleton, Director Office of Management Planning. [FR Doc. 2019–26984 Filed 12–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [Docket No. DOT–OST–2003–15962] Request for Comments of a Reinstatement With Changes of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Procedures and Evidence Rules for Air Carrier Authority Applications Office of the Secretary, DOT. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on October 1, 2019 [Vol. 84, No. 190, Page 52173]. No comments were received. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 15, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Snoden, (202) 366–4834, Office of Aviation Analysis, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2106–0023. Title: Procedures and Evidence Rules for Air Carrier Authority Applications: 14 CFR part 201—Air Carrier Authority under Subtitle VII of Title 49 of the United States Code—(Amended); 14 CFR part 204—Data to Support Fitness Determinations; 14 CFR part 291—Cargo Operations in Interstate Air Transportation. Type of Request: Reinstatement with Changes of a Previously Approved Information Collection. Abstract: To determine the fitness of persons seeking authority to engage in air transportation, the Department collects information from them about their ownership, citizenship, managerial competence, operating proposal, financial condition, and compliance history. The specific information to be filed by respondents is set forth in 14 CFR parts 201 and 204. Affected Public: Persons seeking initial or continuing authority to engage SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00151 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 in air transportation of persons, property, and/or mail. Estimated Number of Respondents: 76. Frequency of Collection: Occasional. Estimated Number of Responses: 228. Estimated Total Burden per Respondent: 45 hours. Estimated Total Burden on Respondents: 8,250 hours. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 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. Authority: The Paperwork reduction Act of 1995;44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1:48. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 10, 2019. Lauralyn J. Remo, Chief, Air Carrier Fitness Division, Office of Aviation Analysis. [FR Doc. 2019–27008 Filed 12–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [Docket No. DOT–OST–2004–16951] Request for Comments of a Reinstatement With Change of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Aircraft Accident Liability Insurance Office of the Secretary, DOT. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on October 2, 2019 [Vol. 84, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration

[FTA Docket No. FTA 2019-0026]


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 January 15, 2020.

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].
    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.

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 October 18, 2019, FTA published a 60-day notice (84 FR 
56012) 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: 49 U.S.C. Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Program.
    OMB Control Number: 2132-0502.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a previously approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Urbanized Area (UZA) Formula Funding program (49 
U.S.C.

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5307) makes federal resources available to urbanized areas and to 
governors for transit capital and operating assistance in urbanized 
areas and for transportation-related planning. An urbanized area is an 
incorporated area with a population of 50,000 or more that is 
designated as such by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the 
Census. Funding is made available to designated recipients that are 
public bodies with the legal authority to receive and dispense federal 
funds. Governors, responsible local officials and publicly owned 
operators of transit services shall designate a recipient to apply for, 
receive, and dispense funds for urbanized areas. The governor or 
governor's designee acts as the designated recipient for urbanized 
areas between 50,000 and 200,000. For urbanized areas with 200,000 in 
population and over, funds are apportioned and flow directly to a 
designated recipient selected locally to apply for and receive Federal 
funds. For urbanized areas under 200,000 in population, the funds are 
apportioned to the governor of each state for distribution. Eligible 
activities include: Planning, engineering, design and evaluation of 
transit projects and other technical transportation-related studies; 
capital investments in bus and bus-related activities such as 
replacement, overhaul and rebuilding of buses, crime prevention and 
security equipment and construction of maintenance and passenger 
facilities; and capital investments in new and existing fixed guideway 
systems including rolling stock, overhaul and rebuilding of vehicles, 
track, signals, communications, and computer hardware and software. In 
addition, associated transit improvements and certain expenses 
associated with mobility management programs are eligible under the 
program. All preventive maintenance and some Americans with 
Disabilities Act complementary paratransit service costs are considered 
capital costs. This information collection includes a decrease in 
burden due to the reduced reporting requirement for projects under two 
million in large UZAs. FTA has eliminated quarterly reporting 
requirements for any grant under the two-million-dollar threshold.
    Respondents: State or local governmental entities that operates a 
public transportation service.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 1,560.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 114,008.
    Frequency: Annually.

Nadine Pembleton,
Director Office of Management Planning.
[FR Doc. 2019-26984 Filed 12-13-19; 8:45 am]
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