Research and Innovative Technology Administration 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Termination for Approval To Collect Survey Data To Evaluate Close Call Reporting System for Railroad Operations
Document Number: E7-18177
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-14
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces that the Volpe Center no longer intends to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a data collection effort to help in the evaluation of a five-year demonstration project focused on improving rail safety by analyzing information on close calls and other unsafe occurrences in the rail industry.
Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS) Program
Document Number: E7-14905
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-01
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), on behalf of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), is assessing the current user needs and systems requirements of the inland (terrestrial) component of NDGPS. This assessment is in preparation for making a recommendation to the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Executive Committee (http://www.pnt.gov) on the need to continue to operate the inland component of the NDGPS system, and to make a decision on funding the NDGPS. The assessment may recommend other funding sources for future maintenance or enhancement of NDGPS, or shared sponsorship with other Federal and non-Federal agencies and entities, including the private sector. If no transportation requirements or other federal user requirements are identified as a result of the needs assessment, and if there are no other Federal or other funding sources willing to sponsor or partner in sponsoring NDGPS, DOT would develop a decommissioning plan for NDGPS.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Omnibus Household Survey Program
Document Number: E7-7755
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-24
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval for a new information collection related to the use of and satisfaction with the nation's transportation system. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on February 12, 2007 (72 FR 6665) and the comment period ended on April 14, 2007. The 60-day notice produced no comments.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Passengers Denied Confirmed Space-BTS Form 251
Document Number: E7-6056
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-02
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research & Innovative Technology Administration, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) this notice announces that the Information Collection Request, abstracted below, is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget for extension of currently approved Report of Passengers Denied Confirmed Space. Earlier, a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on January 19, 2007 (72 FR 2591). The agency did not receive any comments to its previous notice.
Notice of Request for Approval To Collect Survey Data To Evaluate Close Call Reporting System for Railroad Operations
Document Number: E7-2448
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-13
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces that the Volpe Center intends to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a data collection effort to help in the evaluation of a five-year demonstration project focused on improving rail safety by analyzing information on close calls and other unsafe occurrences in the rail industry. The study is conducted by the Office of Human Factors in the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and is designed to identify safety issues and propose corrective actions based on voluntary reports of close calls submitted to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). Because of the innovative nature of this program, the FRA is implementing an evaluation to determine whether the program is succeeding, how it can be improved, and what is needed to expand the program throughout the railroad industry. This collection is necessary to obtain the data needed to carry out the evaluation. This notice is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. Data Confidentiality Provisions: The Volpe Center will not release to FRA or any other public or private entity any information that might reveal the identity of individuals or organizations mentioned in the evaluation survey questionnaires. The respondents will not be asked to identify themselves.
Notice of Request for Clearance of a New Information Collection: Omnibus Household Survey Program
Document Number: E7-2336
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-12
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the BTS to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) approval for a new information collection related to the use of and satisfaction with the nation's transportation system.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Survey of State Funding for Public Transportation
Document Number: E7-912
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval for a new information collection related to state funding of public transit. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information, was published on November 11, 2006 (70 FR 51409) and the comment period ended on January 12, 2007. The 60-day notice produced no comments.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Passengers Denied Confirmed Space-BTS Form 251
Document Number: E7-711
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-19
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research & Innovative Technology Administration, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the continuing need for and usefulness of BTS collecting reports on the number of passengers holding confirmed reservations that voluntarily or involuntarily give up their seats when the airline oversells the flight. Comments are requested concerning whether (a) the collection is still needed by the Department of Transportation; (b) BTS accurately estimated the reporting burden; (c) there are other ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collected; and (d) there are ways to minimize reporting burden, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Statement Regarding a Coordinated Framework for Regulation of a Hydrogen Economy
Document Number: E6-22554
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-05
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
The purpose of this Federal Register notice is to inform the public of current U.S. statutes and regulations that may be applicable to a hydrogen economy and to request comments on their interface . This notice describes and indexes several statutory and regulatory provisions of each major Federal agency and discusses possible applications of these provisions to aspects of a hydrogen economy, including construction and certification of transportation/ports infrastructure, the use of fuel cells to power automobiles and generate electricity for homes and businesses, and effects on public safety and health. The notice also describes the regulatory jurisdictions of each Federal agency in the context of a hydrogen economy. In addition, public comments are invited on a Web site that was created to depict the regulatory framework of a hydrogen economy. The Web site is located at http://hydrogen.gov/regulations.html. Comments will be used to improve the Web site.