[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 157 (Tuesday, August 15, 2006)]
[Pages 46958-46959]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-13394]



Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2006-25474]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments 
for New Information Collection

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


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 2, 2006. We are required to publish this notice in 
the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Please submit comments by September 14, 2006.

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 number FHWA-2006-25474.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bethaney Bacher, 202-366-4196, or 
Matthew Leffler Schulman, 202-366-1929, Office of Natural & Human 
Environment, Federal Highway Administration, Department of 
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office 
hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 

    Title: Evaluate the Effects of National Scenic Byways Program 
    Background: Title 23, Section 162 of the United States Code 
describes the creation of the National Scenic Byways Program. This 
legislation was most recently amended in 2005 upon passage of the P.L. 
109-59 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity 
Act--A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). The legislation also includes 
provisions for review and dissemination of grant monies by the U.S. 
Secretary of Transportation. Grant applications are solicited on an 
annual basis. Eligible projects are on State designated byways, 
National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads, or Indian tribe scenic 
byways. Applications are completed by Federal, State, or local 
governmental agencies; Tribal governments; and non-profit 
organizations. The application information is collected electronically 
via the online Grant system and used to determine project eligibility. 
We are seeking approval from OMB for the forms used to collect the 
application information and used on www.grants.gov. Additional 
information on the National Scenic Byways Program

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and its grant program is available at www.bywaysonline.org.
    Respondents: An estimated total of 60, to include 50 State 
Departments of Transportation, the District of Columbia and Puerto 
Rico, Federal Land Management Agencies, State and local governments, 
non-profit agencies and Tribal Governments. It is estimated that 400 
applications will be received annually.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 40 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16,000 hours.
    Electronic Access: Internet users may access all comments received 
by the U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL-401, by using the universal resource 
locator (URL): http://dms.dot.gov, 24 hours each day, 365 days each 
year. Please follow the instructions online for more information and 

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

     Issued on: August 9, 2006.
James R. Kabel,
Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division.
 [FR Doc. E6-13394 Filed 8-14-06; 8:45 am]