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Notice of Request for New Information Collections

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

American Government Buses

Notice of Request for New Information Collections

Ann M. Linnertz
Federal Transit Administration
December 12, 2012


[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 239 (Wednesday, December 12, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 74050-74051]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29937]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration

[FTA Docket No. FTA-2012-0056]


Notice of Request for New Information Collections

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

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SUMMARY: 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 following new information collections:

49 U.S.C. Section 5337--State of Good Repair Grants Program;
49 U.S.C. Section 5339--Bus and Bus Facilities Program.


DATES: Comments must be submitted before February 11, 2013.

ADDRESSES: 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: 202-493-2251.
    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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
49 U.S.C. State of Good Repair Grants Program--Mr. Eric Hu, FTA Office 
of Program Management (202) 366-0870, or email: Eric.Hu@dot.gov.


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49 U.S.C. Bus and Bus Facilities Program--Mr. Samuel Snead, FTA Office 
of Program Management (202) 366-1089, or email: Samuel.Snead@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested parties are invited to send 
comments regarding any aspect of these information collections, 
including: (1) The necessity and utility of the information collections 
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: 49 U.S.C. Section 5337--State of Good Repair Grants Program

(OMB Number: 2132-NEW)

    Background: 49 U.S.C. Section 5337, the State of Good Repair Grants 
Program, is a new program authorized by Moving Ahead for Progress in 
the 21st Century (MAP-21). The State of Good Repair Grants Program 
replaces the SAFETEA-LU Fixed Guideway Modernization Program. This 
program authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to make grants to 
designated recipients to replace and rehabilitate high intensity fixed 
guideway systems and high intensity motorbus systems. Eligible 
recipients include state and local government authorities in urbanized 
areas with high intensity fixed guideway systems and/or high intensity 
motorbus systems operating for at least seven years. Projects are 
funded at 80 percent federal with a 20 percent local match requirement 
by statute. FTA will apportion funds to designated recipients. The 
designated recipients will then allocate funds as appropriate to 
recipients that are public entities in the urbanized areas. FTA can 
make grants to direct recipients after sub- allocation of funds. 
Recipients apply for grants electronically, and FTA collects milestone 
and financial status reports from designated recipients on a quarterly 
basis. The information submitted ensures FTA's compliance with 
applicable federal laws.
    Respondents: State and local government.
    Estimated Annual Burden on Respondents: 58 hours per submission.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 9,120 hours.
    Frequency: Annual.

Title: 49 U.S.C. Section 5339 Bus and Bus Facilities Program

(OMB Number 2132-NEW)

    Background: 49 U.S.C. Section 5339--Bus and Bus Facilities Formula 
Program, is a new program authorized by Moving Ahead for Progress in 
the 21st Century (MAP-21). This program authorizes the Secretary of 
Transportation to make grants to designated recipients and states to 
replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and related equipment as well 
as construct bus-related facilities. Eligible sub-recipients include 
public agencies or private nonprofit organizations engaged in public 
transportation, including those providing services open to a segment of 
the general public, as defined by age, disability, or low income. 
Projects are funded at 80 percent federal with a 20 percent local match 
requirement by statute. Recipients apply for grants electronically and 
FTA collects milestone and financial status reports from designated 
recipients and states on a quarterly basis. The information submitted 
ensures FTA's compliance with applicable federal laws.
    Respondents: Designated recipients and states.
    Estimated Annual Burden on Respondents: 58 hours per submission.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 8,910 hours.
    Frequency: Annual.

     Issued: December 6, 2012.
Ann M. Linnertz,
Associate Administrator for Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-29937 Filed 12-11-12; 8:45 am]
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