Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection, 7764-7765 [2021-01997]

Download as PDF 7764 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 19 / Monday, February 1, 2021 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Sandra Ray by email at: sandra.ray@ faa.gov; phone: 412–329–3088. Federal Highway Administration SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [Docket No. FHWA–2020–0030] Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized 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. OMB Control Number: 2120–0717. Title: National Air Tours Safety Standards. Form Numbers: None. Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection. Background: The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on June 24, 2020 (85 FR 38010). FAA regulations set safety and oversight rules for a broad variety of sightseeing and commercial air tour flights to improve the overall safety of commercial air tours by requiring all air tour operators to submit information. The FAA uses the information it collects and reviews to ensure compliance and adherence to regulations and, if necessary, take enforcement action on violators of the regulations. Respondents: Approximately 13,751 respondents. Frequency: Information is collected on occasion. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Burden varies per respondent. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,182 hours. Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection Issued in Washington, DC, on January 27, 2021. Sheri A. Martin, Management & Program Analyst, FAA, Policy Integration Branch, AFS–270. [FR Doc. 2021–02072 Filed 1–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Jan 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of request for extension of currently approved information collection. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that FHWA will submit the collection of information described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on November 25, 2020. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden. DATES: Please submit comments by March 3, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number 2020–0030 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: Michael Dougherty 202–366–9234, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Highway Policy Information, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Certification of Enforcement of the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax. OMB Control Number: 2125–0541. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background: Title 23 United States Code, Section 141(c), provides that a State’s apportionment of funds under 23 U.S.C. 104(b)(1) shall be reduced in an amount up to 8 percent of the amount to be apportioned during any fiscal year beginning after September 30, 1984, if vehicles subject to the Federal heavy vehicle use tax are lawfully registered in the State without having presented proof of payment of the tax. The annual certification by the State Governor or designated official regarding the collection of the heavy vehicle use tax serves as the FHWA’s primary means of determining State compliance. The FHWA has determined that an annual certification of compliance by each State is the least obtrusive means of administering the provisions of the legislative mandate. In addition, States are required to retain for 1 year a Schedule 1, IRS Form 2290, Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Return (or other suitable alternative provided by regulation). The FHWA conducts compliance reviews at least once every 3 years to determine if the annual certification is adequate to ensure effective administration of 23 U.S.C. 141(c). The estimated annual reporting burden is 102 hours; the estimated recordkeeping burden is 510 hours for a total of 612 hours. The 50 States and the District of Columbia share this burden. Preparing and processing the annual certification is estimated to require 2 hours per State. Recordkeeping is estimated to require an average of 10 hours per State. Respondents: 50 State Transportation Departments, and the District of Columbia for a total of 51 respondents. Frequency: Annually. Estimated Average Annual Burden per Response: The average burden to submit the certification and to retain required records is 12 hours per respondent. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Total estimated average annual burden is 612 hours. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the U.S. DOT’s performance, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the U.S. DOT’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (3) ways 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. E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 19 / Monday, February 1, 2021 / Notices 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) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued On: January 26, 2021. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–01997 Filed 1–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2020–0027] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that FHWA will submit the collection of information described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on June 19, 2017. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden. DATES: Please submit comments by March 3, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2020–0027 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: Mark Ferroni, 202–366–3233, Office of SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Jan 29, 2021 Planning, Environment, and Realty, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 6:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Jkt 253001 Title: Noise Barrier Inventory. Background: The basis of the Federalaid highway program is a strong federalstate partnership. At the core of that partnership is a philosophy of trust and flexibility, and a belief that the states are in the best position to make investment decisions and that states base these decisions on the needs and priorities of their citizens. The FHWA noise regulation (23 CFR 772) gives each state department of transportation (SDOT) flexibility to determine the feasibility and reasonableness of noise abatement by balancing of the benefits of noise abatement against the overall adverse social, economic, and environmental effects and costs of the noise abatement measures. The SDOT must base its determination on the interest of the overall public good, keeping in mind all the elements of the highway program (need, funding, environmental impacts, public involvement, etc.). Reduction of highway traffic noise should occur through a program of shared responsibility with the most effective strategy being implementation of noise compatible planning and land use control strategies by state and local governments. Local governments can use their power to regulate land development to prohibit noise-sensitive land use development adjacent to a highway, or to require that developers plan, design, and construct development in ways that minimize noise impacts. The FHWA noise regulations limit Federal participation in the construction of noise barriers along existing highways to those projects proposed along lands where land development or substantial construction predated the existence of any highway. The data reflects the flexibility in noise abatement decisionmaking. Some states have built many noise barriers while a few have built none. Through the end of 2010, 47 SDOTs and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico have constructed over 2,748 linear miles of barriers at a cost of over $4.05 billion ($5.44 billion in 2010 dollars). Three states and the District of Columbia have not constructed noise barriers. Ten SDOTs account for approximately sixty-two percent (62%) of total barrier length and sixty-nine percent (69%) of total barrier cost. The PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 7765 type of information requested can be found in 23 CFR 772.13(f). The previously distributed listing can be found at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ environment/noise/noise_barriers/ inventory/summary/sintro7.cfm. This listing continues to be extremely useful in the management of the highway traffic noise program, in our technical assistance efforts for State highway agencies, and in responding to inquiries from congressional sources, Federal, State, and local agencies, and the general public. An updated listing of noise barriers will be distributed nationally for use in the highway traffic noise program. It is anticipated that this information will be requested in 2014 (for noise barriers constructed in 2011, 2012 and 2013) and then again in 2017 (for noise barriers constructed in 2014, 2015 and 2016). After review of the ‘‘Summary of Noise Barriers Constructed by December 31, 2004’’ document, a SDOT may request to delete, modify or add information to any calendar year. Respondents: Each of the 50 SDOTs, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Frequency: Every 3 years. Estimated Average Burden per Response: It is estimated that on average it would take 8 hours to respond to this request. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: It is estimated that the estimated total annual burden is 139 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: January 26, 2021. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–01995 Filed 1–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 19 (Monday, February 1, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7764-7765]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-01997]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2020-0030]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for 
Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of request for extension of currently approved 
information collection.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 
this notice announces that FHWA will submit the collection of 
information described below to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and comment. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day 
comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of 
information was published on November 25, 2020. The PRA submission 
describes the nature of the information collection and its expected 
cost and burden.

DATES: Please submit comments by March 3, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number 
2020-0030 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: Michael Dougherty 202-366-9234, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of 
Highway Policy Information, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 
20590, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Certification of Enforcement of the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax.
    OMB Control Number: 2125-0541.
    Background: Title 23 United States Code, Section 141(c), provides 
that a State's apportionment of funds under 23 U.S.C. 104(b)(1) shall 
be reduced in an amount up to 8 percent of the amount to be apportioned 
during any fiscal year beginning after September 30, 1984, if vehicles 
subject to the Federal heavy vehicle use tax are lawfully registered in 
the State without having presented proof of payment of the tax. The 
annual certification by the State Governor or designated official 
regarding the collection of the heavy vehicle use tax serves as the 
FHWA's primary means of determining State compliance. The FHWA has 
determined that an annual certification of compliance by each State is 
the least obtrusive means of administering the provisions of the 
legislative mandate. In addition, States are required to retain for 1 
year a Schedule 1, IRS Form 2290, Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Return (or 
other suitable alternative provided by regulation). The FHWA conducts 
compliance reviews at least once every 3 years to determine if the 
annual certification is adequate to ensure effective administration of 
23 U.S.C. 141(c).
    The estimated annual reporting burden is 102 hours; the estimated 
recordkeeping burden is 510 hours for a total of 612 hours. The 50 
States and the District of Columbia share this burden. Preparing and 
processing the annual certification is estimated to require 2 hours per 
State. Recordkeeping is estimated to require an average of 10 hours per 
State.
    Respondents: 50 State Transportation Departments, and the District 
of Columbia for a total of 51 respondents.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Estimated Average Annual Burden per Response: The average burden to 
submit the certification and to retain required records is 12 hours per 
respondent.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Total estimated average annual 
burden is 612 hours.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the U.S. DOT's performance, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the 
accuracy of the U.S. DOT's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
information collection; (3) ways 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.

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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: January 26, 2021.
Michael Howell,
Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-01997 Filed 1-29-21; 8:45 am]
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