[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 248 (Wednesday, December 28, 2005)]
[Page 76908]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-7967]



Federal Highway Administration

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The FHWA has forwarded the information collection request 
described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review and comment. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 
60-day public comment period on this information collection on 
September 7, 2005 (70 FR 53270). We are required to publish this notice 
in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Please submit comments by January 27, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You may 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. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Mary Huie, (202) 366-3039, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of 
Infrastructure, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office 
hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.

    Title: Highways for LIFE Incentive Funding for Federal-aid Projects 
    Abstract: 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: 50 State Departments of Transportation, the District 
of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
    Frequency: Annually, beginning in 2006 and ending in 2009.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: The estimated average burden 
to complete the application is 8 hours per respondent. The estimated 
total number of respondents per year is 30. The estimated total annual 
burden is 240 hours.

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

    Issued On: December 20, 2005.
James R. Kabel,
Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division.
 [FR Doc. E5-7967 Filed 12-27-05; 8:45 am]