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Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

American Government

Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection

Michael Howell
Federal Highway Administration
March 14, 2014


[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 50 (Friday, March 14, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14570-14571]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05632]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA 2014-0008]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments 
for a New Information Collection

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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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 a new 
information collection, which 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 May 13, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2014-
0008 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.,

[[Page 14571]]

Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Ostrum, 202-366-4651, 
Department of Transportation, FHWA, Office of Project Development and 
Environmental Review, E76-116, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, 
DC 20590. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: FHWA Environmental Excellence Awards.
    Background: In 1995 FHWA established the biennial Environmental 
Excellence Awards to recognize partners, projects, and processes that 
use FHWA funding sources to go beyond environmental compliance and 
achieve environmental excellence. The Environmental Excellence Awards 
also recognize partners, projects, and processes that exemplify 
innovation and commitment to the human environment, and organization 
and process innovation. Awardees must make an outstanding contribution 
that goes beyond traditional transportation projects and that 
encourages environmental stewardship and partnerships to achieve a 
truly multi-faceted, environmentally sensitive transportation solution.
    Award: Anyone can nominate a project, process, person or group that 
has used FHWA funding sources to make an outstanding contribution to 
transportation and the environment. The nominator is responsible for 
submitting an application via the FHWA Environmental Excellence Awards 
Web site that gives a summary of the outstanding accomplishments of the 
entry. The collected information will be used by FHWA to evaluate the 
project, showcase environmental excellence, and enhance the public's 
knowledge of environmental stewardship in the planning and project 
development process. Nominations will be reviewed by a panel of judges 
from varying backgrounds. It is anticipated that awards will be given 
every 2 years. The winners are presented plaques at an awards ceremony.
    Respondents: Anyone who has used FHWA funding sources in the 50 
States, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
    Frequency: The information will be collected biennially.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 8 hours per respondent per 
application.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: It is expected that the 
respondents will complete approximately 150 applications for an 
estimated total of 1200 annual burden hours.
    Public Comments Invited: 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 burdens; (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. 
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: March 11, 2014.
Michael Howell,
Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-05632 Filed 3-13-14; 8:45 am]
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