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Notice of Request for the Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection

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Federal Transit Administration, DOT.


Notice of request for comments.


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 extend the following currently approved information collection:49 U.S.C. Section 5312(a) Research, Development, Demonstration and Training Projects


Comments must be submitted before April 11, 2000.


All written comments must refer to the docket number that appears at the top of this document and be submitted to the United States Department of Transportation, Central Dockets Office, PL-401, 400 Seventh Street, SW, Washington, DC 20590. All comments received will be available for examination at the above address from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Those desiring notification of receipt of comments must include a self-addressed, stamped postcard/envelope.

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49 U.S.C. Section 5312(a) Research, Development, Demonstration and Training Projects—Mr. Henry Nejako, Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation, (202) 366-0184. Title: 49 U.S.C. Section 5312(a) Research, Start Printed Page 7097Development, Demonstration and Training Projects (OMB Number: 2132-0546).

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49 U.S.C. Section 5312(a) authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to make grants or contracts for research, development, and demonstration projects that will reduce urban transportation needs, improve mass transportation service, or help transportation service meet the total urban transportation needs at a minimum cost. In carrying out the provisions of this section, the Secretary is also authorized to request and receive appropriate information from any source.

The information collected is submitted as part of the application for grants and cooperative agreements and is used to determine eligibility of applicants. Collection of this information also provides documentation that the applicants and recipients are meeting program objectives and are complying with FTA Circular 6100.1B and other Federal requirements.

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Issued: February 7, 2000.

Dorrie Y. Aldrich,

Associate Administrator for Administration.

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[FR Doc. 00-3135 Filed 2-10-00; 8:45 am]