[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 136 (Friday, July 17, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34858-34859]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-17077]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration

[FTA Docket No. FTA-2009-0035]


Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Transit Administration invites public comment 
about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's 
(OMB's) approval to renew the following information collection: 49 
U.S.C. Section 5317--New Freedom Program.

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    The information to be collected for this program is used to 
determine eligibility for funding and to monitor the grantees' progress 
in implementing and completing project activities. The information 
submitted ensures FTA's compliance with applicable Federal laws and OMB 
Circular A-102. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment 
period soliciting comments was published on April 23, 2009.

DATES: Comments must be submitted before August 17, 2009. A comment to 
OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sylvia L. Marion, Office of 
Administration, Office of Management Planning, (202) 366-6680.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: 49 U.S.C. Section 5317--New Freedom Program.
    Abstract: 49 U.S.C. Section 5317, the New Freedom Program, 
authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to make grants to States for 
areas with a population of less than 200,000 and designated recipients 
in urbanized areas of 200,000 persons or greater to reduce barriers to 
transportation services and expand the transportation mobility options 
available to people with disabilities beyond the requirements of the 
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Grant recipients are 
required to make information available to the public and to publish a 
program of projects which identifies the subrecipients and projects for 
which the State or designated recipient is applying for financial 
assistance. FTA uses the information to determine eligibility for 
funding and to monitor the grantees' progress in implementing and 
completing project activities. FTA collects performance information 
annually from designated recipients in rural areas, small urbanized 
areas, other direct recipients for small urbanized areas, and 
designated recipients in urbanized areas of 200,000 persons or greater. 
FTA collects milestone and financial status reports from designated 
recipients in large urbanized areas on a quarterly basis. The 
information submitted ensures FTA's compliance with applicable Federal 
laws and OMB Circular A-102.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 122,374 hours.

ADDRESSES: All written comments must refer to the docket number that 
appears at the top of this document and be submitted to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: FTA Desk 
Officer.
    Comments Are Invited on: Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including 
the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.

    Issued on: July 14, 2009.
Ann M. Linnertz,
Associate Administrator for Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-17077 Filed 7-16-09; 8:45 am]
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