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Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

American Government

Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection

Michael Howell
Federal Highway Administration
21 April 2016


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 77 (Thursday, April 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23545-23546]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-09273]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2016-0011]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for 
Approval of a New Information Collection

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of request for approval of a new information collection.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA has forwarded the information collection request 
described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for approval of a new information collection. We published a Federal 
Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information 
collection on June 23, 2015. We are required to publish this notice in 
the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Please submit comments by May 23, 2016.

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 No. FHWA-2016-0011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Damaris Santiago, 202-366-2034, 
Department of Transportation, FHWA, Office of Project Development and 
Environmental Review, E76-201, 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

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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: April 18, 2016.
Michael Howell,
Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-09273 Filed 4-20-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-22-P

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