Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection, 30515 [2021-11918]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 8, 2021 / Notices The organization collects and analyzes safety data and maintains training and communications records for its SMS. Data and records are essential for an SMS. Any organization that volunteers for this process is required to maintain records of SMS outputs, training records, and communications materials used to promote safety. An organization may create a gap analysis to identify what already exists within that organization and what needs to be created to complete the SMS implementation plan. The organization’s implementation plan is submitted once to FAA for approval. As needed, other information may be requested or submitted as part of ongoing SMS evaluation. Respondents: The FAA estimates that a total of three companies will voluntarily implement an SMS. Frequency: The FAA assumes that the implementation plan is a one-time burden that takes place over three (3) years for organizations that choose to comply. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 6,680 hours reporting and 170 hours recordkeeping. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 20,040 hours reporting and 6,120 hours recordkeeping. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 3, 2021. Daniel Benjamin Supko, Executive Director, FAA, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety. [FR Doc. 2021–11971 Filed 6–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2021–0008] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of request for the renewal of a previously approved information collection and request for comments. 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 (periodic) information collection. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on May 11, 2021. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Jun 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 Please submit comments by July 8, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments within 30 days identified by DOT Docket ID Number (FHWA–2021–0008) 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: 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. 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: Susanna Hughes Reck, Office of Infrastructure, HISM–20, (202) 366– 1548, Federal Highway Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Biennial Performance Reporting for the TPM Program. Background: The MAP–21 (Pub. L. 112–141) and FAST Act (Pub. L. 114– 94) transformed the Federal-aid highway program by establishing new requirements for transportation performance management (TPM) to ensure the most efficient investment of Federal transportation funds. Prior to MAP–21, there were no explicit requirements for State DOTs to demonstrate how their transportation program supported national performance outcomes. State DOTs were not required to measure condition or performance, establish targets, assess progress toward targets, or report on condition or performance in a nationally consistent manner that FHWA could use to assess the entire system. It has been difficult for FHWA to examine the effectiveness of the Federal-aid highway program as a means to address surface transportation performance at a national level without States reporting on the above factors. The new TPM requirements, as established by MAP–21 and FAST Act, change this paradigm and require states to measure condition or performance, establish targets, assess progress towards targets and report on condition or performance. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 30515 State DOTs now must submit biennial performance reports (23 U.S.C. 150 (e) and 23 CFR 490.107). The information being requested in the TPM Biennial Reports has been provided to the DOT in an electronic format through an online data form called the Performance Management Form (PMF). State DOTs have successfully submitted the required biennial reports in October 2018 and 2020. Alternative formats will be made available where necessary. As part of the rulemaking 1 implementing the MAP–21 and FAST Act requirements, FHWA evaluated all of the Biennial Reporting requirements in the individual regulatory impact assessments (RIA) and determined the following: Respondents: 52 State DOTs, including Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Frequency: Biennially. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 2,128 hours annually for an individual State DOT to compile, organize, and submit the report to FHWA. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Approximately 110,656 hours annually. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Ways for the FHWA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (2) 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. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued On: June 2, 2021. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–11918 Filed 6–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P 1 2nd National Performance Management Measures Rule (PM2): Assessing Pavement Condition for National Highway Performance Program and Bridge Condition for National Highway Performance Program; Assessing Performance of National Highway System, etc. (RIN: 2125–AF53 https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/ FR-2017-01-18/pdf/2017-00550.pdf. 3rd National Performance Management Measures Rule (PM3): Assessing Performance of National Highway System, Freight Movement on Interstate System, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (RIN 2125–AF54) https:// www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-01-18/pdf/ 2017-00681.pdf. E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2021-0008]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments 
for a New Information Collection

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of request for the renewal of a previously approved 
information collection and request for comments.

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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 (periodic) information collection. We published a 
Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this 
information collection on May 11, 2021. We are required to publish this 
notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Please submit comments by July 8, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments within 30 days identified by DOT 
Docket ID Number (FHWA-2021-0008) 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: 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.
    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: Susanna Hughes Reck, Office of 
Infrastructure, HISM-20, (202) 366-1548, Federal Highway 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Office 
hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Biennial Performance Reporting for the TPM Program.
    Background: The MAP-21 (Pub. L. 112-141) and FAST Act (Pub. L. 114-
94) transformed the Federal-aid highway program by establishing new 
requirements for transportation performance management (TPM) to ensure 
the most efficient investment of Federal transportation funds. Prior to 
MAP-21, there were no explicit requirements for State DOTs to 
demonstrate how their transportation program supported national 
performance outcomes. State DOTs were not required to measure condition 
or performance, establish targets, assess progress toward targets, or 
report on condition or performance in a nationally consistent manner 
that FHWA could use to assess the entire system. It has been difficult 
for FHWA to examine the effectiveness of the Federal-aid highway 
program as a means to address surface transportation performance at a 
national level without States reporting on the above factors. The new 
TPM requirements, as established by MAP-21 and FAST Act, change this 
paradigm and require states to measure condition or performance, 
establish targets, assess progress towards targets and report on 
condition or performance.
    State DOTs now must submit biennial performance reports (23 U.S.C. 
150 (e) and 23 CFR 490.107). The information being requested in the TPM 
Biennial Reports has been provided to the DOT in an electronic format 
through an online data form called the Performance Management Form 
(PMF). State DOTs have successfully submitted the required biennial 
reports in October 2018 and 2020. Alternative formats will be made 
available where necessary. As part of the rulemaking \1\ implementing 
the MAP-21 and FAST Act requirements, FHWA evaluated all of the 
Biennial Reporting requirements in the individual regulatory impact 
assessments (RIA) and determined the following:
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    \1\ 2nd National Performance Management Measures Rule (PM2): 
Assessing Pavement Condition for National Highway Performance 
Program and Bridge Condition for National Highway Performance 
Program; Assessing Performance of National Highway System, etc. 
(RIN: 2125-AF53 https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-01-18/pdf/2017-00550.pdf.
    3rd National Performance Management Measures Rule (PM3): 
Assessing Performance of National Highway System, Freight Movement 
on Interstate System, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality 
Improvement Program (RIN 2125-AF54) https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-01-18/pdf/2017-00681.pdf.
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    Respondents: 52 State DOTs, including Washington DC and Puerto 
Rico.
    Frequency: Biennially.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 2,128 hours 
annually for an individual State DOT to compile, organize, and submit 
the report to FHWA.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Approximately 110,656 hours 
annually.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including: (1) Ways for the FHWA to 
enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected 
information; and (2) 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.

    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48.

    Issued On: June 2, 2021.
Michael Howell,
Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-11918 Filed 6-7-21; 8:45 am]
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