[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 205 (Tuesday, October 24, 2006)]
[Page 62346]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-17802]



Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA 2006-26126]

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 invites public comment about our intentions to 
request the Office of Management and Budget (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 December 26, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT DMS Docket Number 
FHWA-2006-26126 to the Docket Clerk, 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 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the 
Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., 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 401 
on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Elissa Konove, Office of the Chief 
Financial Officer, HCF-10, (202) 366-4617, Fax (202) 366-7493, or e-
mail [email protected]. For legal questions, please contact Mr. 
Livaughn Chapman, Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366-8839, 
[email protected]; Federal Highway Administration, 
Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20590. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., e.t. Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.

    Title: Request Forms for Fund Transfers to Other Agencies and Among 
Title 23 Programs.
    Background: Sections 1108, 1119(b), 1935, and 1936 of Public Law 
109-59, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation 
Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) expanded the 
transferability of funds to other agencies and among programs. This 
notice establishes requirements for initiating the transferring of 
apportioned and allocated funds between entities and between projects 
and programs to carry out these provisions of law. The types of 
transfers affected by this notice are:
    A. Transfer of funds from a State to the FHWA pursuant to U.S.C. 
Title 23, Sec.  104(k)(3);
    B. Transfer of funds from a State to a Federal Agency other than 
    C. Transfer of funds from a State to another State;
    D. Transfer of funds from Federal Transit Administration to FHWA;
    E. Transfer of funds between programs; and
    F. Transfer of funds between projects.
    The party initiating the fund transfer must fill out a FHWA 
transfer request form. Information required to fill out a transfer form 
will include the requester's contact information; a description of the 
program/project the transfer will come from and go to, the fiscal year, 
the program code, a demo ID or an urban area when applicable, and the 
amount to be transferred. The form must be approved by the applicable 
State Department of Transportation and concurred on by the correlating 
FHWA Division Office.
    Respondents: 50 State Transportation Departments, the District of 
Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
    Frequency: As Needed.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: It is estimated that a total 
of 600 responses will be received annually, which would equal a total 
annual burden of 300 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 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: October 19, 2006.
James R. Kabel,
Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division.
 [FR Doc. E6-17802 Filed 10-23-06; 8:45 am]