Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.
Notice of request for extension of currently approved information collection.
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 Start Printed Page 78938(44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that FHWA will submit the collection of information described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on October 8, 2014. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden.
Please submit comments by January 30, 2015.
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-2014-0040.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mark Glaze, 202 366-4053, Office of Natural Environment, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
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Title: Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program.
OMB Control Number: 2125-0614.
Background: Section 1113 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) calls for an Evaluation and Assessment of CMAQ Projects. The statute calls for the identification and analysis of a representative sample of CMAQ projects and the development and population of a database that describes the impacts of the program both on traffic congestion levels and air quality. To establish and maintain this database, the FHWA is requesting States to submit annual reports on their CMAQ investments that cover projected air quality benefits, financial information, a brief description of projects, and several other factors outlined in the Interim Program Guidance for the CMAQ program. States are requested to provide the end of year summary reports via the automated system provided through FHWA by the first day of March of each year, covering the prior Federal fiscal year.
Respondents: 51 (each State DOT, and Washington, DC).
Estimated Average Burden per Response: 125 hours per annual report.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,375 hours.
Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the U.S. DOT's performance, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the U.S. DOT's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (3) ways 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. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this information collection.
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Issued on: December 19, 2014.
Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-30693 Filed 12-30-14; 8:45 am]
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