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Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

American Government

Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection

Michael Howell
Federal Highway Administration
February 14, 2014


[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 31 (Friday, February 14, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 9032]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-03342]



[[Page 9032]]

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2014-0004]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for 
Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of request for extension of currently approved 
information collection.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to 
request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for 
renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below 
under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice 
in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Please submit comments by April 15, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number 
2014-0004 by any of the following methods:
    Web site: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
    Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Dougherty 202-366-9234, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of 
Highway Policy Information, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 
20590, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Certification of Enforcement of the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax.
    OMB Control #: 2125-0541.
    Background: Title 23 United States Code, Section 141(c), provides 
that a State's apportionment of funds under 23 U.S.C. 104(b)(1) shall 
be reduced in an amount up to 8 percent of the amount to be apportioned 
during any fiscal year beginning after September 30, 1984, if vehicles 
subject to the Federal heavy vehicle use tax are lawfully registered in 
the State without having presented proof of payment of the tax. The 
annual certification by the State Governor or designated official 
regarding the collection of the heavy vehicle use tax serves as the 
FHWA's primary means of determining State compliance. The FHWA has 
determined that an annual certification of compliance by each State is 
the least obtrusive means of administering the provisions of the 
legislative mandate. In addition, States are required to retain for 1 
year a Schedule 1, IRS Form 2290, Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Return (or 
other suitable alternative provided by regulation). The FHWA conducts 
compliance reviews at least once every 3 years to determine if the 
annual certification is adequate to ensure effective administration of 
23 U.S.C. 141(c).
    The estimated annual reporting burden is 102 hours; the estimated 
recordkeeping burden is 510 hours for a total of 612 hours. The 50 
States and the District of Columbia share this burden. Preparing and 
processing the annual certification is estimated to require 2 hours per 
State. Recordkeeping is estimated to require an average of 10 hours per 
State.
    Respondents: 50 State Transportation Departments, and the District 
of Columbia for a total of 51 respondents.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Estimated Average Annual Burden per Response: The average burden to 
submit the certification and to retain required records is 12 hours per 
respondent.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Total estimated average annual 
burden is 612 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.

    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48.

    Issued On: February 11, 2014.
 Michael Howell,
Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-03342 Filed 2-13-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-22-P

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