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Federal Transit Administration, DOT.


Notice of request for comments.


In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of the currently approved information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments was published on August 10, 2001.


Comments must be submitted before December 28, 2001. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.

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

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Title: 49 U.S.C. Sections 5309 and 5307 Capital Assistance Programs (OMB Number: 2132-0543).

Abstract: 49 U.S.C. Sections 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 and OMB Circular A-102.

Estimated Annual Burden on Respondents: 54 hours for each of the 3,675 respondents.


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 collection burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

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Issued: November 21, 2001.

Dorrie Y. Aldrich,

Associate Administrator for Administration.

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[FR Doc. 01-29516 Filed 11-27-01; 8:45 am]