Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection, 14611-14612 [2022-05355]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 50 / Tuesday, March 15, 2022 / Notices 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title 1: Innovative Finance and Equal Access for Over the Road Busses. OMB Control Number: Abstract Innovative Finance: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Office of Operations and Office of the Chief Financial Officer, jointly collection information related to State Infrastructure Banks (SIB), Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicles, and Toll Credits. This information is published on FHWA’s public websites to monitor activity in each innovative finance program. This information satisfies the requirement under 23 U.S.C. 610(g)(7) for each SIB to make an annual report to the Secretary on its status no later than September 30 of each year and such other reports as the Secretary may require. The data will also satisfy new requirements under section 11503 of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), Public Law 117–58, effective November 15, 2021, requiring the Secretary to make available a publicly accessible website on which States shall post the amount of toll credits that are available for sale or transfer. The data includes activity, volume, and balances. The data is published annually on the Center for Innovative Finance’s website. Information from this collection is used for the proper stewardship and oversight of each program, as well as compliance with each program’s Federal statute. Abstract Equal Access for Over the Road Busses: Section 11523 of the recently enacted Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), enacted as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Public Law 117–58 (Nov. 15, 2021) amended 23 U.S.C. 129 to add reporting requirements to the equal access provisions for over the road busses. Specifically, not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of the BIL, a public authority that operates a toll facility shall report to the Secretary any VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:10 Mar 14, 2022 Jkt 256001 rates, terms, or conditions for access to the toll facility by public transportation vehicles that differ from the rates, terms, or conditions applicable to over-theroad buses. Further, a public authority that operates a toll facility shall report to the Secretary any change to the rates, terms, or conditions for access to the toll facility by public transportation vehicles that differ from the rates, terms, or conditions applicable to over-the-road buses by not later than 30 days after the date on which the change takes effect. Respondents: State governments of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Marianas, and the Virgin Islands share this burden. Estimated Average Burden per Response: The estimated average reporting burden per response for the annual collection and processing of the data is 149 hours for each of the States (including local governments), the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Marianas, and the Virgin Islands. Estimated Total Annual Burden: The estimated total annual burden for all respondents is 8,195 hours. Ms. Cynthia Essenmacher, (202) 366–780– 6178, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Operations, Office of Transportation Management (HOTM–1), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Public Comments Invited You are asked to comment on any aspect of these information collections, including: (1) Whether the proposed collections are 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 burdens could be minimized, including 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 these information collections. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Ch. 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. PO 00000 Frm 00172 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14611 Issued On: March 9, 2022. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2022–05356 Filed 3–14–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2022–0002] 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 the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval for a new information collection, which is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by May 16, 2022. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID FHWA 2022–0002 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: Sarah Weissman Pascual, 202–366– 0087, Office of Safety, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 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: High Risk Rural Roads (HRRR) Study Update and Report to Congress, Best Practices Manual Update. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1 14612 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 50 / Tuesday, March 15, 2022 / Notices Background: On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (Pub. L. 117–58, also known as the ‘‘Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’’) into law. The 23 U.S.C. 148 note (135 STAT. 478) requires the USDOT to update the HRRR Study, report and Best Practices Manual first completed under MAP–21. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES (b) HIGH-RISK RURAL ROADS.— (1) STUDY.—Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall update the study under section 1112(b)(1) of MAP–21 (23 U.S.C. 148 note; Pub. L. 112–141). (2) PUBLICATION OF REPORT.—Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall publish on the website of the Department of Transportation an update to the report described in section 1112(b)(2) of MAP–21 (23 U.S.C. 148 note; Pub. L. 112–141). (3) BEST PRACTICES MANUAL.—Not later than 180 days after the date on which the report is published under paragraph (2), the Secretary shall update the best practices manual described in section 1112(b)(3) of MAP–21 (23 U.S.C. 148 note; Pub. L. 112– 141). In carrying out the study update, it is required to conduct a nationwide survey of the current practices of various agencies. The results of the survey are to be used in conjunction with a research study to prepare a report to be published on the Department of Transportation website. The report is required to include: (1) A summary of cost-effective roadway safety infrastructure improvements; (2) a summary of the latest research on the financial savings and reductions in fatalities and serious bodily injury crashes from the implementation of cost-effective roadway safety infrastructure improvements; (3) and recommendations for State and local governments on best practice methods to install cost-effective roadway safety infrastructure on high-risk rural roads. The legislation also requires the results of the survey and the report to be used to update a best practices manual to support Federal, State, and local efforts to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on high risk rural roads. Respondents: The respondents will include all 52 State Departments of Transportation (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico). In addition, a representative sampling of 100 local agencies, including county highway departments and municipal public works agencies will be surveyed. Frequency: Once. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 4 hours per participant. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:10 Mar 14, 2022 Jkt 256001 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: The total burden for this collection is approximately 608 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: March 9, 2022. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2022–05355 Filed 3–14–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [FTA–2021–0010] Notice of Availability of Initial Guidance Proposals for the Capital Investment Grants Program Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of availability of initial guidance proposals for the capital investment grants program. AGENCY: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) invites public comment on initial guidance proposals to implement changes made to the Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program by the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act (IIJA) (also known as the ‘‘Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’’). The proposed guidance has been placed in the docket and posted on the FTA website. This policy guidance continues to complement FTA’s regulations that govern the CIG program. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 14, 2022. Late-filed comments will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to DOT docket number FTA–2021–0010 by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00173 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the online instructions for submitting comments. U.S. Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Fax: 202–493–2251. Instructions: You must include the agency name (Federal Transit Administration) and docket number (FTA–2021–0010) for this notice at the beginning of your comments. You must submit two copies of your comments if you submit them by mail. If you wish to receive confirmation FTA received your comments, you must include a self-addressed, stamped postcard. Due to security procedures in effect since October 2001, mail received through the U.S. Postal Service may be subject to delays. Parties submitting comments may wish to consider using an express mail firm to ensure prompt filing of any submissions not filed electronically or by hand. All comments received will be posted, without charge and including any personal information provided, to http://www.regulations.gov, where they will be available to internet users. You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2000, at 65 FR 19477. For access to the docket and to read background documents and comments received, go to http:// regulations.gov at any time or to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Docket Management Facility, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Day, FTA Office of Planning and Environment, telephone (202) 366– 5159 or Elizabeth.Day@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FTA is seeking comment on three initial proposed changes to FTA’s CIG Final Interim Policy Guidance last issued in June 2016. (https://www.transit.dot.gov/ funding/grant-programs/capitalinvestments/final-capital-investmentgrant-program-interim-policy). The proposals relate to changes made in the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act (IIJA) (Pub. L. 117–58, also known as the ‘‘Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’’) to 49 E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 50 (Tuesday, March 15, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14611-14612]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-05355]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2022-0002]


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 the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for a new 
information collection, which is summarized below under Supplementary 
Information. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal 
Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Please submit comments by May 16, 2022.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID FHWA 
2022-0002 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: Sarah Weissman Pascual, 202-366-0087, 
Office of Safety, Federal Highway Administration, Department of 
Transportation, 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: High Risk Rural Roads (HRRR) Study Update and Report to 
Congress, Best Practices Manual Update.

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    Background: On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the 
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (Pub. L. 117-58, also 
known as the ``Bipartisan Infrastructure Law'') into law. The 23 U.S.C. 
148 note (135 STAT. 478) requires the USDOT to update the HRRR Study, 
report and Best Practices Manual first completed under MAP-21.

    (b) HIGH-RISK RURAL ROADS.--
    (1) STUDY.--Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall update the study under section 
1112(b)(1) of MAP-21 (23 U.S.C. 148 note; Pub. L. 112-141).
    (2) PUBLICATION OF REPORT.--Not later than 2 years after the 
date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall publish on the 
website of the Department of Transportation an update to the report 
described in section 1112(b)(2) of MAP-21 (23 U.S.C. 148 note; Pub. 
L. 112-141).
    (3) BEST PRACTICES MANUAL.--Not later than 180 days after the 
date on which the report is published under paragraph (2), the 
Secretary shall update the best practices manual described in 
section 1112(b)(3) of MAP-21 (23 U.S.C. 148 note; Pub. L. 112-141).

    In carrying out the study update, it is required to conduct a 
nationwide survey of the current practices of various agencies. The 
results of the survey are to be used in conjunction with a research 
study to prepare a report to be published on the Department of 
Transportation website. The report is required to include: (1) A 
summary of cost-effective roadway safety infrastructure improvements; 
(2) a summary of the latest research on the financial savings and 
reductions in fatalities and serious bodily injury crashes from the 
implementation of cost-effective roadway safety infrastructure 
improvements; (3) and recommendations for State and local governments 
on best practice methods to install cost-effective roadway safety 
infrastructure on high-risk rural roads. The legislation also requires 
the results of the survey and the report to be used to update a best 
practices manual to support Federal, State, and local efforts to reduce 
fatalities and serious injuries on high risk rural roads.
    Respondents: The respondents will include all 52 State Departments 
of Transportation (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico). 
In addition, a representative sampling of 100 local agencies, including 
county highway departments and municipal public works agencies will be 
surveyed.
    Frequency: Once.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 4 hours per 
participant.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: The total burden for this 
collection is approximately 608 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: March 9, 2022.
Michael Howell,
Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 2022-05355 Filed 3-14-22; 8:45 am]
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