Research and Innovative Technology Administration 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-31313
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Omnibus Household Survey Program
Document Number: 2010-26488
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-21
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 an extension of a currently approved 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 2, 2010 (75 FR 5370) and the comment period ended on April 5, 2010. The 60-day notice produced no comments.
Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-22319
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-08
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-19988
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation is providing notice that it intends to hold a Distracted Driving Summit (The Summit) to exchange information and ideas on the best possible methods to reduce the number of crashes and deaths due to distracted driving.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Collection of Safety Culture Data for Program Evaluation
Document Number: 2010-17922
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-22
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 the evaluation of a demonstration/ research program on voluntary reporting of close calls and near misses in the rail environment. 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 March 12, 2010 (75 FR 11988) and the comment period ended on May 11, 2010. The 60-day notice produced no comments.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Passengers Denied Confirmed Space
Document Number: 2010-17517
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-19
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research & Innovative Technology Administration, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
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) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for re-instatement of an expired collection. 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 April 16, 2010 (75 FR 21717).
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Airline Service Quality Performance-Part 234
Document Number: 2010-17511
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-19
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research & Innovative Technology Administration, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
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) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for re-instatement of an expired collection. 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 April 16, 2010 (75 FR 21716).
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Passengers Denied Confirmed Space-BTS Form 251
Document Number: 2010-9557
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
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.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Airline Service Quality Performance-Part 234
Document Number: 2010-9556
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
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 DOT requiring large certificated air carriers to file ``On-Time Flight Performance Reports'' and ``Mishandled-Baggage Reports'' pursuant to 14 CFR 234.4 and 234.6. These reports are used to monitor the quality of air service that major air carriers are providing the flying public. The Federal Aviation Administration uses the On-Time Flight Performance Reports to identify problem areas within the air traffic control system.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Omnibus Household Survey Program
Document Number: 2010-8235
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-12
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 that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval for an extension of a currently approved 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 2, 2010 (75 FR 5370) and the comment period ended on April 5, 2010. The 60-day notice produced no comments.
Invitation for Public Comment on Mitigation Options for Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 49
Document Number: 2010-6814
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-26
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S. Government is providing notice that it is actively considering several mitigation options prior to changing the health status of Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite IIR-20M (satellite vehicle number 49SVN 49) from unhealthy to healthy. The potential mitigations are each designed to reduce the impact of the unique nature of the SVN 49 signal to a portion of the user segment. The mitigations are described in an Appendix posted in the public docket. The mitigations are intended only for use with the SVN 49 satellite and will not be implemented for any other GPS satellite. Responses from this public comment period will be considered during the final decision to choose which mitigation(s) to implement.
Notice of Request for Approval To Collect New Information: Collection of Safety Culture Data
Document Number: 2010-5417
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-12
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces that the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) intends to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a data collection effort to evaluate a demonstration research study on the use of close calls data to improve safety 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 BTS. Because of the innovative nature of this program, the FRA is implementing an evaluation program to determine whether the program is succeeding, how it can be improved, and what is needed to implement the program throughout the railroad industry. This collection is necessary in order to carry out the evaluation program. Specifically, information about changes to the safety culture of the affected workplaces will be used as one of several data sources for potentially establishing a causative relationship between close call reporting and increase in rail safety. This notice is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Notice of Submission to OMB for an Information Collection: National Census of Ferry Operators
Document Number: 2010-2650
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-08
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 an information collection related to the Nation's ferry operations. The information to be collected will be used to produce a descriptive database of existing ferry operations. A summary report of survey findings will be published on the BTS Web page. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on December 1, 2009 [74 FR 62880].
Notice of Request for Clearance of an Information Collection: Omnibus Household Survey Program
Document Number: 2010-2133
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-02
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 an extension of a currently approved information collection related to the use of and satisfaction with the nation's transportation system.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Part 249, Preservation of Records
Document Number: 2010-983
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-20
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research & Innovative Technology Administration, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
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) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collections. 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 November 16, 2009 (74 FR 59018).
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Passenger Origin-Destination Survey Report
Document Number: 2010-981
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-20
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research & Innovative Technology Administration, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
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) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collections. 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 November 16, 2009 (74 FR 59018-59019).
University Transportation Centers (UTC) Program Grants (49 U.S.C. 5506); Suspension of Competitions
Document Number: 2010-366
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-12
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation is providing notice that it intends to suspend competitions for its University Transportation Centers (UTC) Program grants (49 USC 5506) pending the enactment of multi-year, surface transportation authorization legislation that is necessary to define the purpose, eligibility, number, and funding amounts of any future grants.
Invitation for Public Comment on Strategic Research Direction, Research Priority Areas and Performance Metrics To Guide Departmental Strategic Plan for Research, Development and Technology Activities (2010-2015)
Document Number: E9-30944
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-08
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) is providing notice that it is engaging in a strategic planning effort that will guide the Department's research, development, and technology activities as required by SAFETEA-LU. The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA)'s Office of Research, Development, and Technology (RD&T) is coordinating this effort in collaboration with partner modal administrations and offices across the U.S. DOT. As recommended by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the National Research Council (NRC), RITA and its partners are seeking public stakeholder input on research strategies and metrics necessary to achieve U.S. DOT strategic transportation goals and to drive transportation policy in both the short and long terms.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Confidential Close Call Reporting System
Document Number: E9-31135
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-04
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 renewal of information collection supporting a five-year research study that aims at improving rail safety by analyzing information on close calls and other unsafe occurrences in the rail industry. 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 October 21, 2009 (74 FR 54116) and the comment period ended on December 21, 2009. The 60-day notice produced no comments.