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 March 18, 2003.
Comments must be submitted before July 30, 2003. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sylvia L. Marion, Office of Administration, Office of Management Planning, (202) 366-6680.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Title: 49 U.S.C. 5312(a) Research, Development, Demonstration and Training Projects (OMB Number: 2132-0546).
Abstract: 49 U.S.C. 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.
Estimated Annual Burden: 11,240 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.Start Signature
Issued: June 24, 2003.
Rita L. Wells,
Associate Administrator for Administration.
[FR Doc. 03-16372 Filed 6-27-03; 8:45 am]
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