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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
28 March 2017


[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 28, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 15415]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-06134]



[[Page 15415]]

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2017-0004]


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 30, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2017-
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: 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 Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act 
(Pub. L. 114-94) 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).
    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 23, 2017.
Michael Howell,
Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-06134 Filed 3-27-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-22-P

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