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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 Start Printed Page 65830forwarded 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 July 30, 2002.


Comments must be submitted before November 27, 2002. 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: Rail Fixed Guideway Systems, State Safety Oversight (OMB Number: 2132-0558)

Abstract: 49 U.S.C. section 5330 requires each State to designate a State Safety Oversight agency to oversee the safety and security operations of “a rail fixed guideway system” within the State's jurisdiction. To comply with Section 5330, State oversight agencies must require System Safety Program Plans (SSPPs) from rail fixed guideway systems; review and approve these SSPPs; require notification of unacceptable hazardous conditions according to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Hazard Classification Matrix; require and review corrective action plans from rail fixed guideway systems to eliminate such conditions; require an ongoing safety audit process at the rail fixed guideway systems; and submit both an annual certification to FTA that the State is in compliance with the requirements of Section 5330 and an annual report documenting safety activities. Collection of this information will enable the State oversight agency to monitor effectively the safety of the rail fixed guideway system. Without certification from the State oversight agency, FTA would be unable to determine each State's compliance with Section 5330.

If a State fails to comply with the requirements of Section 5330, FTA may withhold up to five percent of funds apportioned under section 5307 to a State, or urbanized area within a State, beginning in Fiscal Year 1997.

Estimated Annual Burden: 37,158 hours.


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.

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Issued: October 22, 2002.

Dorrie Y. Aldrich,

Associate Administrator for Administration.

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[FR Doc. 02-27384 Filed 10-25-02; 8:45 am]