[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 19 (Tuesday, January 30, 2007)]
[Pages 4321-4322]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-1386]



Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2007-27038]

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 November 21, 2006. We are required to publish this notice 
in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Please submit comments by March 1, 2007.

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

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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-2007-27038.

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 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.

    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 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.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Response: The estimated average 
reporting burden is 6 hours per annual report.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: The estimated total annual burden 
for all respondents is 306 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: January 23, 2007.
James R. Kabel,
Chief, Management Programs and, Analysis Division.
 [FR Doc. E7-1386 Filed 1-29-07; 8:45 am]