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


American Government

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

Michael Howell
Federal Highway Administration
1 November 2017


[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 210 (Wednesday, November 1, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 50730]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-23757]



[[Page 50730]]

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[Docket No. FHWA-2017-0046]


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

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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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 2, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2017-
0046 by any of the following methods:
    Web site: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
    Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Winbourn-James, 202-493-0353, 
Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of 
Real Estate Services, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. 
Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: FHWA Excellence in Right-of-Way Awards.
    Background: In 1995, the Federal Highway Administration established 
the biennial Excellence in Right-of-Way Awards Program to recognize 
partners, projects, and processes that use FHWA funding sources to go 
beyond regulatory compliance and achieve Right-of-Way excellence. 
Excellence in Right-of-Way awardees have contributed to outstanding 
innovations that enhance the right-of-way professional's ability to 
meet the challenges associated with acquiring real property for 
Federal-aid projects.
    Similarly, FHWA established the Excellence in Right-of-Way Awards 
Program to honor the use of innovative practices and outstanding 
achievements associated with highway improvement projects as it relates 
to the Right-of-Way program. The goal of the program is to showcase 
exemplary and innovative projects, programs, initiatives, and practices 
that successfully integrate the consideration of the Right-of-Way 
program along with the association of the acquisition of land required 
to construct transportation facilities.
    Award: Anyone can nominate a project, process, person or group that 
has used Federal Highway Administration funding sources to make an 
outstanding contribution to transportation and the Right-of-Way field. 
The nominator is responsible for submitting an application form that 
summarizes the outstanding accomplishments of the entry. FHWA will use 
the collected information to evaluate, showcase, and enhance the 
public's knowledge on addressing right-of-way challenges on 
transportation projects. Nominations will be reviewed by an independent 
panel of judges from varying backgrounds. It is anticipated that awards 
will be given every two years. The winners are presented plaques at an 
awards ceremony.
    Respondents: Anyone who has used Federal Highway funding sources in 
the fifty states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
    Frequency: The information will be collected biennially.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 6 hours per respondent per 
application.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: It is expected that the 
respondents will complete approximately 50 applications for an 
estimated total of 600 annual burden 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 27, 2017.
Michael Howell,
Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-23757 Filed 10-31-17; 8:45 am]
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