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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 that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments was published on June 8, 2005.


Comments must be submitted before September 26, 2005. 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. Section 3037 Job Access and Reverse Commute Programs (OMB Number: 2132-New).

Abstract: 49 U.S.C. Section 3037 Job Access and Reverse Commute Program authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to make grants to State and local governments and public transportation authorities to transport welfare recipients and other low-income individuals to and from jobs and activities related to employment. 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 uses the information to determine eligibility for funding and to monitor the grantees' progress in implementing and completing project activities. FTA also collects grantee performance information annually. This collection activity is performed by a Web-based contractor, who electronically collects the grantee information and develops JARC information tables as needed. The information submitted ensures FTA's compliance with applicable Federal laws and OMB Circular A-102.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 78,609 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: August 22, 2005.

Ann M. Linnertz,

Deputy Associate Administrator for Administration.

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[FR Doc. 05-16972 Filed 8-25-05; 8:45 am]