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Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection

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Office of the Secretary (OST), DOT.


Notice and request for comments.


The FHWA has forwarded the information collection request described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval of an extension of a currently approved information collection. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on October 23, 2007. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.


Please submit comments by April 3, 2008.


You may send comments within 30 days to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC, 20503, or e-mail at oira, Attention DOT Desk Officer. You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the FHWA's performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FHWA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized, including the use of electronic technology, without reducing the quality of the collected information. All comments should include the Docket number FHWA-2008-0025.

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David Walterscheid, 720-963-3073, Office of Real Estate Services, Federal Highway Administration, 12300 West Dakota Ave., Room 175, Lakewood, CO 80228, between 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Start Printed Page 11694Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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Title: Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Regulations for Federal and Federally Assisted Programs.

OMB Control #: 2105-0508

Background: This program implements 42 U.S.C. 4602, concerning acquisition of real property and relocation assistance for displaced persons for Federal and federally-assisted programs. It prohibits the provision of relocation assistance and payments to persons not legally in the United States (with certain exceptions). The information collected consists of a certification of residency status from affected persons to establish eligibility for relocation assistance and payments. Displacing agencies will require each person who is to be displaced by a Federal or federally-assisted project, as a condition of eligibility for relocation payments or advisory assistance, to certify that he or she is lawfully present in the United States.

Respondents: Federal agencies, State highway agencies, local government highway agencies, and airport sponsors receiving financial assistance for expenditures of Federal funds on acquisition and relocation payments and required services to displaced persons.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,460 for file maintenance and 52 state highway agencies for statistical reports.

Estimated Average Burden per Response: The average burden per response is 16.5 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 25,000 hours.

Electronic Access: Internet users may access all comments received by the U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL-401, by using the universal resource locator (URL):, 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. Please follow the instructions online for more information and help.

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Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48.

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Issued on: February 28, 2008.

James R. Kabel,

Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division.

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[FR Doc. E8-4151 Filed 3-3-08; 8:45 am]