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Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for the Renewal of an Information Collection

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

American Government

Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for the Renewal of an Information Collection

Michael Howell
Federal Highway Administration
February 21, 2013


[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 35 (Thursday, February 21, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12137-12138]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03935]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2013-0005]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for the Renewal 
of an Information Collection

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: 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 published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day 
public comment period on this information collection on November 23, 
2012. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Please submit comments by March 25, 2013.

ADDRESSES: 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-2013-0005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Scurry, 609-637-4207, Office of 
Safety, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 
840 Bear Tavern Road, Suite 202, West Trenton, NJ, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Highway Safety Improvement Program.
    Background: The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act 
(MAP-21) continues the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) as a 
core federal-aid program with the purpose to achieve a significant 
reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public 
roads, including non-State-owned public roads and roads on tribal 
lands. The HSIP requires a data-driven, strategic approach to improving 
highway safety on all public roads that focuses on performance.
    The existing provisions of Title 23 U.S.C. 130, Railway-Highway 
Crossings Program, as well as implementing regulations in 23 CFR part 
924, remain in effect. Included in these combined provisions are 
requirements for State DOTs to annually produce and submit to FHWA by 
August 31 reports related to the implementation and effectiveness of 
their HSIPs, that are to include information on: (a) Progress being 
made to implement HSIP projects and the effectiveness of these projects 
in reducing traffic fatalities and serious injuries [Sections 148(h)]; 
and (b) progress being made to implement the Railway-Highway Crossings 
Program and the effectiveness of the projects in that program [Sections 
130(g) and 148(h)], which will be used by FHWA to produce and submit 
biennial reports to Congress. To be able to produce these reports, 
State DOTs must have safety data and analysis systems capable of 
identifying and determining the relative severity of hazardous highway 
locations on all public roads, based on both crash experience and crash 
potential, as well as determining the effectiveness of highway safety 
improvement projects. FHWA provides an online reporting tool to support 
the annual HSIP reporting process. Additional information is available 
on the Office of Safety Web site at http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/hsip/resources/onrpttool/. Reporting into the online reporting tool meets 
all report requirements and USDOT Web site compatibility requirements. 
The information contained in the annual HSIP reports provides FHWA with 
a means for monitoring the effectiveness of these programs and may be 
used by Congress for determining the future HSIP program structure and 
funding levels.
    Respondents: 51 State Transportation Departments, including the 
District of Columbia.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 250 hours Estimated Total 
Annual Burden Hours: 12,750 hours (51 states at an average of 250 hours 
each).


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

    Issued On: February 14, 2013.
Michael Howell,
Information Collections Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-03935 Filed 2-20-13; 8:45 am]
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