Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection, 80885-80886 [2020-27408]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 240 / Monday, December 14, 2020 / Notices Notice and request for comments. ACTION: The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval for an information collection, which is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on September 28, 2020. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by January 13, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2020–0031 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 http:// 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: Karen Scurry, 202 897–7168, Office of Safety, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 840 Bear Tavern Road, Suite 202, West Trenton, NJ, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Highway Safety Improvement Program. Background: The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (Pub. L. 114– 94) continues the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) as a core federal-aid program with the purpose to achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads, including non-Stateowned public roads and roads on tribal lands. The HSIP requires a data-driven, strategic approach to improving highway safety on all public roads that focuses on performance. The existing provisions of Title 23 U.S.C. Sections 130, Railway-Highway jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 02:51 Dec 12, 2020 Jkt 253001 Crossings Program,, as well as implementing regulations in 23 CFR 924, remain in effect. Included in these combined provisions are requirements for State DOTs to annually produce and submit to FHWA by August 31 reports related to the implementation and effectiveness of their HSIPs, that are to include information on: (a) progress being made to implement HSIP projects and the effectiveness of these projects in reducing traffic fatalities and serious injuries [Sections 148(h)]; and (b) progress being made to implement the Railway-Highway Crossings Program and the effectiveness of the projects in that program [Sections 130(g) and 148(h)], which will be used by FHWA to produce and submit biennial reports to Congress. To be able to produce these reports, State DOTs must have safety data and analysis systems capable of identifying and determining the relative severity of hazardous highway locations on all public roads, based on both crash experience and crash potential, as well as determining the effectiveness of highway safety improvement projects. FHWA provides an online reporting tool to support the annual HSIP reporting process. Additional information is available on the Office of Safety website at http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/hsip/ resources/onrpttool/. Reporting into the online reporting tool meets all report requirements and USDOT website compatibility requirements. The information contained in the annual HSIP reports provides FHWA with a means for monitoring the effectiveness of these programs and may be used by Congress for determining the future HSIP program structure and funding levels. Respondents: 51 State Transportation Departments, including the District of Columbia Frequency: Annually Estimated Average Burden per Response: 250 hours Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12,750 hours (51 states at an average of 250 hours each). 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. PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 80885 Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued On: December 9, 2020. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–27407 Filed 12–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2020–0032] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection 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 published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on September 28, 2020. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by January 13, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2020–0032 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 http:// 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: Mr. David Bartz, (512) 536–5906, Office of Program Administration, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 300 East 8th Street, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 80886 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 240 / Monday, December 14, 2020 / Notices Suite 826, Austin, Texas, 78701. Office hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Issued On: December 9, 2020. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. Title: Preparation and Execution of the Project Agreement and Modifications OMB Control Number: 2125–0529 Background: Formal agreements between State Transportation Departments and the FHWA are required for Federal-aid highway projects. These agreements, referred to as ‘‘project agreements’’ are written contracts between the State and the Federal government that define the extent of work to be undertaken and commitments made concerning a highway project. Section 1305 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA–21, Public Law 105–178) amended 23 U.S.C. 106(a) and combined authorization of work and execution of the project agreement for a Federal-aid project into a single action. States continue to have the flexibility to use whatever format is suitable to provide the statutory information required, and burden estimates for this information collection are not changed. Respondents: There are 56 respondents, including 50 State Transportation Departments, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Territories of Guam, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa. Frequency: On an on-going basis as project agreements are written. Estimated Average Annual Burden per Response: There is an average of 400 annual agreements per respondent. Each agreement requires 1 hour to complete. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 22,400 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. BILLING CODE 4910–22–P jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. VerDate Sep<11>2014 02:51 Dec 12, 2020 Jkt 253001 [FR Doc. 2020–27408 Filed 12–11–20; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2020–0032] 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: 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 published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on September 18, 2020. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by January 13, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2020–0032 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 http:// 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: Christine Thorkildsen, 518–487–1186, 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 employment workforce data to the State Transportation Agencies (STAs) on all work being performed on Federal-aid contracts during all or any part of the last payroll period preceding the end of July. 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 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 contractorsemployment 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 53 STAs and Territory annual respondents for Form PR–1392 that, total of 11,130. 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 240 (Monday, December 14, 2020)]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-27408]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2020-0032]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments 
for a New 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 approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a 
new information collection, which is summarized below under 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We published a Federal Register Notice with 
a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on 
September 28, 2020. We are required to publish this notice in the 
Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Please submit comments by January 13, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2020-
0032 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 http://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: Mr. David Bartz, (512) 536-5906, 
Office of Program Administration, Federal Highway Administration, 
Department of Transportation, 300 East 8th Street,

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Suite 826, Austin, Texas, 78701. Office hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 
4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Preparation and Execution of the 
Project Agreement and Modifications
    OMB Control Number: 2125-0529
    Background: Formal agreements between State Transportation 
Departments and the FHWA are required for Federal-aid highway projects. 
These agreements, referred to as ``project agreements'' are written 
contracts between the State and the Federal government that define the 
extent of work to be undertaken and commitments made concerning a 
highway project. Section 1305 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 
21st Century (TEA-21, Public Law 105-178) amended 23 U.S.C. 106(a) and 
combined authorization of work and execution of the project agreement 
for a Federal-aid project into a single action. States continue to have 
the flexibility to use whatever format is suitable to provide the 
statutory information required, and burden estimates for this 
information collection are not changed.
    Respondents: There are 56 respondents, including 50 State 
Transportation Departments, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth 
of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the 
Territories of Guam, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa.
    Frequency: On an on-going basis as project agreements are written.
    Estimated Average Annual Burden per Response: There is an average 
of 400 annual agreements per respondent. Each agreement requires 1 hour 
to complete.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 22,400 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: December 9, 2020.
Michael Howell,
Information Collection Officer.
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