[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 80 (Tuesday, April 26, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23354-23355]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-9972]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration

[FTA Docket No. FTA-2011-0026]


Notice of Request for the Extension of Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Request for Comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration 
(FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
the following information collection: 49 U.S.C. Sections 5309 and 5307 
Capital Assistance Programs

DATES: Comments must be submitted before June 27, 2011.

ADDRESSES: To ensure that your comments are not entered more than once 
into the docket, submit comments identified by the docket number by 
only one of the following methods:
    1. Web site: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions 
for submitting comments on the U.S. Government electronic docket site. 
(Note: -The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT's) electronic 
docket is no longer accepting electronic comments.) All electronic 
submissions must be made to the U.S. Government electronic docket site 
at http://www.regulations.gov. Commenters should follow the directions 
below for mailed and hand-delivered comments.
    2. Fax: 202-366-7951.
    3. Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, 
SE., Docket Operations, M-30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-
140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    4. Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Docket Operations, M-30, West Building, Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001 between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.
    Instructions: You must include the agency name and docket number 
for this notice at the beginning of your comments. Submit two copies of 
your comments if you submit them by mail. For confirmation that FTA has 
received your comments, include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Note 
that all comments received, including any personal information, will be 
posted and will be available to Internet users, without change, to 
http://www.regulations.gov. You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act 
Statement in the Federal Register published April 11, 2000, (65 FR 
19477), or you may visit http://www.regulations.gov.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents and 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time. 
Background documents and comments received may also be viewed at the 
U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Joyce Larkins, FTA Office of 
Program Management, (202) 366-1728, or e-mail: Joyce.Larkins@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested parties are invited to send 
comments regarding any aspect of this information collection, 
including: (1) The necessity and utility of the information collection 
for the proper performance of the functions of the FTA; (2) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways to 
minimize the collection burden without reducing the quality of the 
collected information. Comments submitted in response to this notice 
will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of 
this information collection.
    Title: 49 U.S.C. 5309 Capital Assistance Programs.
    (OMB Number: 2132-0502).
    Background: 49 U.S.C. 5309 Capital Program and section 5307 
Urbanized Area Formula Program authorize the Secretary of 
Transportation to make grants to State and local governments and public 
transportation authorities for financing mass transportation projects. 
Grant recipients are required to make information available to the 
public and to publish a program of projects for affected citizens to 
comment on the proposed program and performance of the grant recipients 
at public hearings. Notices of hearings must include a brief 
description of the proposed project and be published in a newspaper 
circulated in the affected area. FTA also uses the information 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, OMB 
Circular A-102, and 49 CFR part 18, ``Uniform Administrative

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Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local 
Governments.''
    Respondents: State and local government, business or other for-
profit institutions, and non-profit institutions.
    Estimated Annual Burden on Respondents: 54 hours for each of the 
3,675 respondents.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 198,450 hours.
    Frequency: Annual.

    Issued: April 20, 2011.
Ann M. Linnertz,
Associate Administrator for Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-9972 Filed 4-25-11; 8:45 am]
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