[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 224 (Tuesday, November 21, 2006)]
[Pages 67420-67421]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-19683]



Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2006-26363]

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

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of 
Transportation (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 January 22, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT DMS Docket Number 
FHWA-2006-26363 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, S.W., Washington, DC, 20590-0001 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
    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, 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Koontz, 202-366-2076, or 
Robert Kafalenos, 202-366-2079, Office of Natural and 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: Annual Reporting for the Congestion Mitigation and Air 
Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program.
    Background: Section 1808 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, 
Efficient Transportation Equity.
    Act: A Legacy for Users of 2005 (SAFETEA-LU) calls for an 
Evaluation and Assessment of CMAQ Projects. The statute calls for the 
identification and analysis of a representative sample of CMAQ projects 
and the development and population of a database that describes the 
impacts of the program both on traffic congestion levels and air 
quality. To establish and maintain this database, the FHWA is 
requesting States to submit annual reports on their CMAQ investments 
that cover projected air quality benefits, financial information, a 
brief description of projects, and several other factors outlined in 
the Interim Program Guidance for the CMAQ program. States are requested 
to provide the end of year summary reports via the automated system 
provided through FHWA by the first day of February of each year, 
covering the prior Federal fiscal year.
    Respondents: 51; each State DOT, and Washington DC.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 6 hours per annual report.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 306 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

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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: November 15, 2006.
James R. Kabel,
Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division.
[FR Doc. E6-19683 Filed 11-20-06; 8:45 am]