[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 172 (Wednesday, September 7, 2005)]
[Pages 53270-53271]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-17651]



Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2005-22179]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comments; 
Clearance of a New Information Collection; Highways for LIFE Pilot 

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


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 November 7, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT DMS Docket Number 
FHWA-2005-22179 by any of the following methods:
     Web site: http://dms.dot.gov. Follow the instructions for 
submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL-401, 
Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the 
Nassif Building,400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 am 
and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://dms.dot.gov at any time or to Room PL-
401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., 
Washington, DC, between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles Churilla, 202-366-5295, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of 
Infrastructure, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office 
hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.

    Title: Highways for LIFE Pilot Program.
    Background: Section 1502 of SAFETEA-LU establishes the ``Highways 
for LIFE'' Pilot Program. The purpose of the Highways for LIFE pilot 
program is to advance longer-lasting highways using innovative 
technologies and practices to accomplish the fast construction of 
efficient and safe highways and bridges. ``Highways for LIFE'' is 
focused on accelerating the rate of adoption of proven technologies. 
The program will provide funding to States to accelerate technology 
adoption to construct, reconstruct, or rehabilitate Federal-aid highway 
projects that incorporate innovative technologies that will improve 
safety, reduce congestion due to construction and improve quality. 
Those States interested in participating in the ``Highways for LIFE'' 
program will submit an application for project funding. The information 
to be provided on the application includes a description of the 
project, the innovative technologies to be used and a description of 
how these technologies will improve safety, reduce construction 
congestion and improve quality. The collected information will be used 
by FHWA to evaluate and select projects for ``Highways for LIFE'' 
    Respondents: The fifty State Departments of Transportation, the 
District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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    Frequency: The information will be collected annually beginning in 
fiscal year 2006 and ending in fiscal year 2009.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 8 hours per respondent per 
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: It is expected that the 
respondents will complete approximately 30 applications for an 
estimated 240 total 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 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. 
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: August 30, 2005.
James R. Kabel,
Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division.
[FR Doc. 05-17651 Filed 9-6-05; 8:45 am]