[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 97 (Monday, May 20, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29430-29431]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11928]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2013-0024 ]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments 
for a New Information Collection.

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of 
Transportation.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to 
request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for a new 
information collection, which is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal 
Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Please submit comments by July 19, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number 
2013-0024 by any of the following methods:
    Web Site: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
    Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
    Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Jones, 202-366-2976, Office of 
Freight Management & Operations (HOFM-1), Office of Operations, Federal 
Highway Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., Room E84-313, Washington, 
DC 20509.. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: USDOT Survey on Projects of National and Regional 
Significance (PNRS)
    Background: US Department of Transportation (USDOT) is directed by 
Section 1120(1) of Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century 
(MAP21), to prepare a report to Congress not later than 2 years after 
the date of enactment of the MAP-21. The USDOT is required to submit 
the report to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the 
House of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public 
Works of the Senate regarding PNRS. The purpose of the report is to 
identify projects of national and regional significance that: (a) Will 
significantly improve the performance of the Federal-aid highway 
system, nationally, (b) are able to generate national economic benefits 
that reasonably exceed the costs of the projects, including increased 
access to jobs, labor, and other critical economic inputs; (c) reduce 
long-term congestion, including impacts in the State, region, and the 
United States, and increase speed, reliability, and accessibility of 
the movement of people or freight; (d) improve transportation safety, 
including reducing transportation accidents, and serious injuries and 
fatalities; and (e) can be supported by an acceptable degree of non-
Federal financial commitments.
    The report is required to contain a comprehensive list of each 
project of national and regional significance that: (a) has been 
complied through a survey of State departments of transportation; and 
has been classified by the Secretary as a project of regional or 
national significance.
    Respondents: The target groups of respondents are State Departments 
of Transportation, transit agencies, tribal governments and multi-state 
or multi-jurisdictional groups. The target groups identified in the 
legislation are ``State departments of transportation''; the Federal 
Highway Administration (FHWA) has interpreted the legislation to mean 
compile a list of projects from

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all eligible applicants not just the State Departments of 
Transportation, thus in addition to State Departments of 
Transportation, FHWA will survey other eligible applicants which 
include tribal governments or consortium of tribal Governments, transit 
agencies and multi-State or multi-jurisdictional groups.

Estimate

    State Departments of Transportation = 52
    Transit Agencies = 50
    Tribal Governments = 10
    Multi-state or multi-jurisdictional groups = 10
    Frequency: Every 2 years.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response:
    40 hours/State Department of Transportation = 2080 hours
    20 hours/Transit Agency = 1000 hours
    10 hours/Tribal Government = 100
    20 hours/Multi-state or multi-jurisdictional groups = 200
    Total burden hours = 3380.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 3380 hours.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the U.S. DOT's performance, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the 
accuracy of the U.S. DOT's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
information collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, 
and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden 
could be minimized, including the use of electronic technology, without 
reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will 
summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB's 
clearance of this information collection.

    Authority:  The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48.

     Issued on: May 14, 2013.
Michael Howell,
Information Collection Coordinator.
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