Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection

Cited as:85 FR 58419
Court:Federal Highway Administration, Transportation Department
Publication Date:18 Sep 2020
Record Number:2020-20641
Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 182 (Friday, September 18, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 182 (Friday, September 18, 2020)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 58419-58420]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2020-20641]
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                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                Federal Highway Administration
                [Docket No. FHWA-2020-0013]
                Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on
                the Renewal of a Previously Approved 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 November 17, 2020.
                ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2020-
                0013 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 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: Christine Thorkildsen, 518-487-1186,
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                Office of Civil Rights, Federal Highway Administration, Department of
                Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m.
                and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Federal-Aid Highway Construction
                Equal Employment Opportunity.
                 Background: Title 23, Part 140(a), requires the FHWA to ensure
                equal opportunity regarding contractors' employment practices on
                Federal-aid highway projects. To carry out this requirement, the
                contractors must submit employment workforce data to the State
                Transportation Agencies (STAs) on all work being performed on Federal-
                aid contracts during all or any part of the last payroll period
                preceding the end of July. This report provides the employment
                workforce data on these contracts and includes the number of
                minorities, women, and non-minorities in specific highway construction
                job categories. This information is reported on Form PR-1391, Federal-
                Aid Highway Construction Contractors Summary of Employment Data. The
                statute also requires the STAs to submit a report to the FHWA
                summarizing the data entered on the PR-1391 forms. This summary data is
                provided on Form PR-1392, Federal-Aid Highway Construction Contractors
                Summary of Employment Data. The STAs and FHWA use this data to identify
                patterns and trends of employment in the highway construction industry,
                and to determine the adequacy and impact of the STA's and FHWA's
                contract compliance and on-the-job (OJT) training programs. The STAs
                use this information to monitor the contractors-employment and training
                of minorities and women in the traditional highway construction crafts.
                Additionally, the data is used by FHWA to provide summarization, trend
                analyses to Congress, DOT, and FHWA officials as well as others who
                request information relating to the Federal-aid highway construction
                EEO program. The information is also used in making decisions regarding
                resource allocation; program emphasis; marketing and promotion
                activities; training; and compliance efforts.
                 Respondents: 11,077 annual respondents for form PR-1391, and 53
                STAs and Territory annual respondents for Form PR-1392that, total of
                11,130.
                 Frequency: Annually.
                 Estimated Average Burden per Response: FHWA estimates it takes 30
                minutes for Federal-aid contractors to complete and submit Form PR-1391
                and 8 hours for STAs to complete and submit Form PR-1392.
                 Estimated Total Amount Burden Hours: Form PR-1391- 5,539 hours per
                year; Form PR-1392- 416 hours per year, total of 5,955 hours annually.
                 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: September 15, 2020.
                Michael Howell,
                Information Collections Officer.
                [FR Doc. 2020-20641 Filed 9-17-20; 8:45 am]
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