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Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

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Notice Of Request For Comments.

Summary

The Federal Transit Administration invites public comment about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval to renew the following information collection:

49 U.S.C. Sections 5309 and 5307 Capital Assistance Programs Back to Top

The information collected on the certification forms is necessary for FTA's grantees to meet the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 5323(m). The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments was published on April 26, 2011 (Citation 76 FR 23354). No comments were received from that notice.

 

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DATES: Back to Top

Comments must be submitted before August 4, 2011. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

Sylvia L. Marion, Office of Administration, Office of Management Planning, (202) 366-6680.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top

Title: 49 U.S.C. 5309 and 5307 Capital Assistance Programs.

Abstract: 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 Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments.”

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 198,450 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: June 28, 2011.

Ann M. Linnertz,

Associate Administrator for Administration.

[FR Doc. 2011-16661 Filed 7-1-11; 8:45 am]

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