Federal Transit Administration, DOT.
Notice of request for comments.
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the revisions of the following information collection: Transit Investments in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Program.
Comments must be submitted before July 16, 2013.
To ensure that your comments are not entered more than once into the docket, submit comments identified by the docket number by only one of the following methods:
1. Web site:
www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the U.S. Government electronic docket site. (Note: The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT's) electronic docket is no longer accepting electronic comments.) All electronic submissions must be made to the U.S. Government electronic docket site at www.regulations.gov. Commenters should follow the directions below for mailed and hand-delivered comments.
2. Fax: 202-366-7951.
3. Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Docket Operations, M-30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
4. Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Docket Operations, M-30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.
Instructions: You must include the agency name and docket number for this notice at the beginning of your comments. Submit two copies of your comments if you submit them by mail. For confirmation that FTA has received your comments, include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Note that all comments received, including any personal information, will be posted and will be available to Internet users, without change, to www.regulations.gov. You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477), or you may visit www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents and comments received, go to www.regulations.gov at any time. Background documents and comments received may also be viewed at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Docket Operations, M-30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mr. Matthew Lesh, Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation, (202) 366-0953, or email at: Matthew.Lesh@dot.gov.
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Interested parties are invited to send comments regarding any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) The necessity and utility of the information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the FTA; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways to minimize the collection burden without reducing the quality of the collected information. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection.
Title: Transit Investments in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Program
(OMB Number: 2132-0566)
Background: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) established the Transit Investments in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) Program with $100 million in new discretionary grant program funding to support public transit agencies in making capital investments that would assist in the reduction of energy consumption or greenhouse gas emissions within their public transportation systems. In two subsequent years, The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Related Agencies Appropriations Act, The Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act appropriated an additional $75 million and $49.9 million, respectively, for FY 2010 and FY 2011. The TIGGER Program has awarded 87 competitively selected projects, implementing a wide variety of technologies to meet program goals. The awarded projects are geographically diverse, covering 35 Start Printed Page 29205states and 67 different transit agencies in both urban and rural settings.
The information that's currently being collected for this program is submitted as part of the Project Management reporting requirements for TIGGER. The collection of Project Management information provides documentation that the recipients of TIGGER funds are meeting program objectives and are complying with FTA Circular 5010.1D, “Grant Management Requirements” and other federal requirements.
To meet the requirements of the ARRA, FTA originally requested an emergency approval from OMB to collect information for the TIGGER Program. OMB approved FTA's emergency request for approval on March 10, 2009. FTA published a Federal Register notice for Announcement of Project Selections for each NOFA in consecutive FY, 2009, 2010, and 2011, identifying program recipients.
Respondents: State and local government agencies.
Estimated Annual Burden on Respondents: 196 hours for each of the respondents.
Estimated Total Annual Burden: 17,052 hours.
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Issued: May 14, 2013.
Matthew M. Crouch,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Administration.
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