Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.
Notice of request for extension of currently approved information collection.
The FHWA has forwarded the information collection request described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew an information collection. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on August 1, 2013. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Please submit comments by January 21, 2014.
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, 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-2013-0059.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jennifer Warren, 202-366-2157, Jennifer.Warren @dot.gov; Office of Safety, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
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Title: Drug Offender's Drivers License Suspension Certification.
OMB Control #: 2125-0579.
Background: States are legally required to enact and enforce laws that revoke or suspend the drivers licenses of any individual convicted of a drug offense and to make annual certifications to the FHWA on their actions. The implementing regulations of the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1993 (Pub. L. 102-388, October 6, 1992) require annual certifications by the Governors. In this regard, the State must submit by January 1 of each year either a written certification, signed by the Governor, stating that the State is in compliance with 23 U.S.C. 159; or a written certification stating that the Governor is opposed to the enactment or enforcement, and that the State legislature has adopted a resolution expressing its opposition to 23 U.S.C. 159.
Beginning in Fiscal Year 1996, States' failure to comply by October 1 of each fiscal year resulted in a withholding penalty of 10 percent from major categories of Federal-aid funds (i.e., National Highway System, Surface Transportation Program and the Interstate Maintenance Program) from States' apportionments for the fiscal year. Any funds withheld in Fiscal Year 1996 and thereafter cannot be restored and will be redistributed.
Respondents: Each of the 50 SDOTs, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Estimated Average Burden per Response: Annual average of 5 hours for each respondent.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 260 total annual burden hours.
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Issued On: December 17, 2013.
Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-30333 Filed 12-19-13; 8:45 am]
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