[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 90 (Tuesday, May 10, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27172-27173]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-11353]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

[FTA Docket No. 2011-0029]


Notice of Request for the Reinstatement of an Information 
Collection

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, 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: Bus Testing Program.

DATES: Comments must be submitted before July 11, 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: Gregory Rymarz, Office of Research, 
Demonstration and Innovation, (202) 366-6410, or e-mail: 
gregory.rymarz@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.

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Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or 
included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection.
    Title: Bus Testing Program (OMB Number 2132-0550).
    Background: 49 U.S.C. Section 5323(c) provides that no Federal 
funds appropriated or made available after September 30, 1989, may be 
obligated or expended for the acquisition of a new bus model (including 
any model using alternative fuels) unless the bus has been tested at 
the Bus Testing Center (Center) in Altoona, Pennsylvania. 49 U.S.C. 
Section 5318(a) further specifies that each new bus model is to be 
tested for maintainability, reliability, safety, performance (including 
braking performance), structural integrity, fuel economy, emissions, 
and noise.
    The operator of the Bus Testing Center, the Pennsylvania 
Transportation Institute (PTI), has entered into a cooperative 
agreement with FTA. PTI operates and maintains the Center, and 
establishes and collects fees for the testing of the vehicles at the 
facility. Upon completion of the testing of the vehicle at the Center, 
a test report is provided to the manufacturer of the new bus model. The 
bus manufacturer certifies to an FTA grantee that the bus the grantee 
is purchasing has been tested at the Center. Also, grantees about to 
purchase a bus use this report to assist them in making their 
purchasing decisions. PTI maintains a reference file for all the test 
reports which are made available to the public.
    Respondents: Bus manufacturers.
    Estimated Annual Burden on Respondents: 30 testing determinations @ 
3 hours each; 18 tests @ 3 hours each; and 520 requirements @ 0.5 hours 
each.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 404 hours.
    Frequency: On occasion.

    Issued: May 3, 2011.
Ann M. Linnertz,
Associate Administrator for Administration.
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