[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 124 (Tuesday, June 29, 1999)]
[Pages 34840-34841]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-16414]



Federal Highway Administration

Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information 
Collection Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR 
describes the nature of the information collection and its expected 
burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment

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period soliciting comments on the following information collection was 
published on March 22, 1999 [64 FR 13843].

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 29, 1999.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Gorman, (202) 366-5001, 
Office of Intermodal and Statewide Planning, Federal Highway 
Administration, Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 
e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

    Title: National Ferry Study.
    Type of Request: Approval of a new information collection.
    Affected Public: 250 ferry operators nationwide.
    Abstract: The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-
21), section 1207 (c), directs the Secretary of Transportation to 
conduct a study of ferry transportation in the United States and its 
possessions. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will conduct the 
study which will be used to: (1) Inventory existing ferry operations; 
(2) determine the potential for new ferry routes; (3) determine the 
potential for alternative fuel ferries; and (4) determine the potential 
for high speed ferries. Information for the study will be collected 
from operators of existing ferry services and will include: (1) the 
points served; (2) the amount and source of Federal, State, and/or 
local funds used in the past three years; (3) the type of ownership; 
(4) the number of passengers and vehicles carried in the past year; (5) 
any new routes expected to be added within the next five years; and (6) 
the highways that are connected by the ferries.
    Frequency: The survey will be conducted once.
    Estimated Burden: The estimated total annual burden is 84 hours (20 
minutes per respondent).

ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20503, Attention: DOT Desk Officer. Comments are invited 
on: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the Department, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of 
the Department's estimate of the burden of the proposed information 
collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it 
within 30 days of publication of this Notice.

    Issued on: June 22, 1999.
Lawrence I. Neff,
Acting Director, Office of Information and Management Services.
[FR Doc. 99-16414 Filed 6-28-99; 8:45 am]