Federal Transit Administration, DOT.
Notice of request for comments.
The Federal Transit Administration invites public comment about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval to renew the following information collection: Transit Investments in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) Program.
The information collected is necessary to ensure that recipients of TIGGER funds are meeting program objectives and are complying with FTA Circular 5010.1D, “Grant Management Requirements” and other federal requirements. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments was published on May 17, 2013.
Comments must be submitted before September 20, 2013 A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
LaStar Matthews, Office of Administration, Office of Management Planning, (202) 366-2295.
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Title: Transit Investments in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) Program (OMB Number: 2132-0566).
Abstract: 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 states 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. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 17,052 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 Start Printed Page 51812collected; 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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Matthew M. Crouch,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-20282 Filed 8-20-13; 8:45 am]
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