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

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 248 (Friday, December 27, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 248 (Friday, December 27, 2019)]
[Page 71523]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-27898]
Federal Highway Administration
[Docket No. FHWA-2019-0038]
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
for a New Information Collection
AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.
ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995,
this notice announces that FHWA will submit the collection of
information described below to the Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) for review and comment. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day
comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of
information was published on June 4, 2019. The PRA submission describes
the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and
DATES: Please submit comments by January 27, 2020.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number
FHWA 2019-0038, by any of the following methods:
    Website: For access to the docket to read background documents or
comments received go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to Follow the online instructions for submitting
    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: Lindsey Svendsen, 202-366-2035, or
Arnold Feldman, 202-366-2028, Office of Real Estate Services, Federal
Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey
Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7 a.m. to 3
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Title: Alternative Uses of the Right of Way.
    Background: Government agencies that acquire real property for a
Federal-aid highway project in which Federal funds participated in any
phase, are charged with managing the acquired property after the
project is completed, as described in 23 CFR 710 Subpart D--Real
Property Management. As a part of this consideration, any excess or
available right-of-way (ROW) for potential disposal must be determined
and inventoried. Each State Department of Transportation (SDOT) must
track, manage and update its inventory continually until the property
is disposed.
    This survey will collect information that will support analysis of
the current state of the practice of Alternative Uses of the ROW
nationwide. The report will identify current processes and tools used
by SDOTs to identify and track ROW available for alternative uses, the
types of alternative use requests they receive, and any safety,
operational, or legal issues related to alternative uses. The survey
will also identify additional opportunities for improving the existing
processes, tools for identifying and tracking ROW that can streamline
agencies' Property Management programs and provide information to
states that have shown interest in alternative uses.
    Respondents: Each of the 52 SDOTs (for the 50 states, the District
of Columbia, and Puerto Rico) will be asked to respond to a written
questionnaire. A subset of the state DOT's will be asked to participate
in follow up interviews.
    Frequency: One-time survey.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 2 hours per
survey response and 1 hour per interview.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Approximately 120 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: December 19, 2019.
Michael Howell,
Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-27898 Filed 12-26-19; 8:45 am]