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• Send an e-mail to rule- SUMMARY: The proposed information license in the invention titled Please include File collection described below will be ‘‘Automated System for Assisting
Number SR–Phlx–2005–62 on the submitted to the Office of Management Employees to Comply with Filing
subject line. and Budget (OMB) for review, as Requirements’’, Application Number
required by the Paperwork Reduction 11/174,642, to HRWorx LLC, a small
Paper Comments
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C Chapter 35, as business located in Herndon, VA.
• Send paper comments in triplicate amended). The Tennessee Valley HRWorks is participating in a
to Nancy M. Morris, Secretary, Authority is soliciting public comments Cooperative Research and Development
Securities and Exchange Commission, on this proposed collection as provided Agreement with the William J. Hughes
100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC by 5 CFR Section 1320.8(d)(1). Requests Technical Center to further develop and
20549–1090. for information, including copies of the commercialize the Government-owned
All submissions should refer to File information collection proposed and invention. (Authority: 35 U.S.C. 209, 15
Number SR–Phlx–2005–62. This file supporting documentation, should be U.S.C. 3710a, 37 CFR part 401)
number should be included on the directed to the Agency Clearance DATES: Comments in response to this
subject line if e-mail is used. To help the Officer: Alice D. Witt, Tennessee Valley notice may be submitted on or before
Commission process and review your Authority, 1101 Market Street (EB 5B), April 7, 2006.
comments more efficiently, please use Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402–2801; ADDRESSES: Comments about this Notice
only one method. The Commission will (423) 751–6832. may be mailed or delivered to the FAA
post all comments on the Commission’s Comments should be sent to the at the following address: Office of the
Internet Web site ( Agency Clearance Officer no later than Center Counsel, ACT–7, Federal
rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the May 22, 2006. Aviation Administration William J.
submission, all subsequent Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City
amendments, all written statements International Airport, New Jersey 08405,
Type of Request: Regular Submission.
with respect to the proposed rule or by e-mail to
Title of Information Collection: TVA
change that are filed with the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Accounts Payable Customer Satisfaction
Commission, and all written James Drew, Senior Attorney, ACT–7,
communications relating to the Federal Aviation Administration
Frequency of Use: On occasion.
proposed rule change between the William J. Hughes Technical Center,
Small Business or Organizations
Commission and any person, other than Atlantic City International Airport, New
Affected: Yes.
those that may be withheld from the Jersey 08405, telephone (609) 485–7093
Estimated Number of Annual
public in accordance with the or by e-mail to
Responses: 2,000.
provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be
Estimated Total Annual Burden Issued in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on
available for inspection and copying in
Hours: 200. March 17, 2006.
the Commission’s Public Reference
Estimated Average Burden Hours Per James J. Drew,
Room. Copies of the filing also will be
Response: 10 minutes. Senior Attorney, Intellectual Property.
available for inspection and copying at
Need For and Use of Information: [FR Doc. E6–4209 Filed 3–22–06; 8:45 am]
the principal office of the Phlx.
This information collection will be
All comments received will be posted BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
distributed by e-mail to TVA’s suppliers
without change; the Commission does
that receive remittance information by
not edit personal identifying
e-mail. The information collected will DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
information from submissions. You
be used to evaluate current performance
should submit only information that
of the Accounts Payable Department Federal Transit Administration
you wish to make available publicly. All
(APD) which will identify areas for
submissions should refer to File Alternative Transportation in Parks
improvement and enable APD to
Number SR–Phlx–2005–62 and should and Public Lands Program
provide better service to suppliers and
be submitted on or before April 13,
facilitate commerce between TVA and AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration
its suppliers. (FTA), DOT.
For the Commission, by the Division of
Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated Jacklyn J. Stephenson, ACTION: Notice of Funding Availability;
authority.12 Senior Manager, Enterprise Operations Solicitation of Proposals for Funding
Nancy M. Morris, Information Services. through the Alternative Transportation
Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–4178 Filed 3–22–06; 8:45 am] in Parks and Public Lands Program.
[FR Doc. E6–4183 Filed 3–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8120–01–P
SUMMARY: This solicitation is for
BILLING CODE 8010–01–P proposals for fiscal year 2006 funding
through the new Alternative
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Transportation in Parks and Public
TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY Lands program, administered by the
Federal Aviation Administration Federal Transit Administration in
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, as partnership with the Department of the
Amended by Pub. L. 104–13; Notice of Intention To Grant Exclusive
Interior and the U.S. Department of
Submission for OMB Review; License in Government-Owned
Agriculture’s Forest Service. The
Comment Request Invention
purpose of the program is to enhance
AGENCY: Tennessee Valley Authority. AGENCY: Federal Aviation the protection of national parks and
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Administration, (FAA), DOT. Federal lands, and increase the

ACTION: Proposed Collection; comment
ACTION: Notice. enjoyment of those visiting them. The
program funds capital and planning
SUMMARY: The FAA hereby gives notice expenses for alternative transportation
12 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). of its intention to grant an exclusive systems in parks and public lands.

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Federal land management agencies and SAFETEA–LU authorizes $98 million in D. Eligible Expenses
State, tribal and local governments funding for the program for fiscal years SAFETEA–LU defines alternative
acting with the consent of a Federal 2006 through 2009. For fiscal year 2006, transportation as ‘‘transportation by bus,
land management agency are eligible to Congress appropriated $21,780,000 for rail, or any other publicly or privately
apply. this program. No one project may owned conveyance that provides to the
DATES: Complete proposals must be receive more than 25 percent of funds. public general or special service on a
received by the designated Federal land regular basis, including sightseeing
B. Background
management agency contact listed in service. Such term also includes a non-
this notice by the close of business May Congestion in and around parks and motorized transportation system
5, 2006. public lands causes traffic delays and (including the provision of facilities for
ADDRESSES: Project proposals must be noise and air pollution that pedestrians, bicycles, and non-
submitted to the designated contact substantially detract from the visitor’s motorized watercraft).’’
person at the headquarters office of the experience and the protection of natural A qualified project is a planning or
Federal land management agency that resources. In August 2001, the capital project in or in the vicinity of a
manages the park or public land Department of Transportation and the Federally-owned or managed park,
involved. If the project involves more Department of the Interior published a refuge, or recreational area that is open
than one Federal land management comprehensive study of alternative to the general public and meets the
agency, a project proposal template transportation needs in national parks goals of the program. Project evaluation
must be submitted to all agencies and related Federal lands. The study will be based on the considerations
involved. The required project proposal identified significant alternative listed in the law and explained in part
template is available at http:// transportation needs at sites managed by F of this notice. The following types of E-mail submission is the National Park Service, the Bureau of projects are eligible:
preferred. Mail and fax submission will Land Management, and the U.S. Fish (1) Planning Projects: Activities to
also be accepted. and Wildlife Service. Additionally, a comply with metropolitan and
• National Park Service: Kevin supplement to this report identified statewide planning provisions. (49
Percival,, tel: Forest Service sites that would benefit U.S.C. 5320(b)(5)(A) referencing 49
303–969–2429, fax: 303–987–6675, from such services. U.S.C. 5303, 5304, and 5305). Activities
mail: 12795 W. Alameda Parkway, P.O. include planning studies for an
Box 25287, Denver, CO 80225–0287. Section 3021 of SAFETEA–LU (49 alternative transportation system
• Fish and Wildlife Service: Nathan U.S.C. § 5320) addresses these needs by including evaluation of no-build and all
Caldwell,, tel: establishing a new program to fund other reasonable alternatives, traffic
703–358–2376, fax: 703–358–2517, alternative transportation projects in studies, visitor utilization studies,
mail: 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 634; national parks and public lands. The transportation analysis, feasibility
Arlington, VA 22203. goals of the program are to ensure access studies, and environmental studies.
• Forest Service: Ellen LaFayette, to all, including persons with (2) Capital projects for ‘‘acquiring,, tel: 703–605–4509, disabilities; improve conservation and constructing, supervising, or inspecting
fax: 703–605–1542, mail: 1400 park and public land opportunities in equipment or a facility for use in public
Independence Avenue, SW., urban areas through partnering with transportation, expenses incidental to
Washington, DC 20250–1101. State and local governments; improve the acquisition or construction
• Bureau of Land Management: Linda park and public land transportation (including designing, engineering,
Force,, tel: 202– infrastructure; enhance the environment location surveying, mapping, and
557–3567, fax: 202–452–5046, mail: and prevent or mitigate adverse impacts acquiring rights-of-way), payments for
1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC on natural resources; reduce congestion the capital portions of rail trackage
20240. and pollution; improve visitor mobility rights agreements, transit-related
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact and accessibility and the visitor intelligent transportation systems,
David Vozzolo, Deputy Associate experience; improve Federal land relocation assistance, acquiring
Administrator for Planning and management agency resource replacement housing sites, and
Environment, 202–366–4033, e-mail: management; and conserve natural, acquiring, constructing, relocating, and historical, and cultural resources. rehabilitating replacement housing;’’ (49
C. Eligible Applicants U.S.C. 5320(b)(5)(A) referencing 49
U.S.C. 5302(a)(1)(A).)
Table of Contents Eligible applicants are: (3) Fixed Guideway and Bus Projects:
I. General Program Information (i) New fixed guideway capital
(1) The following Federal land
II. Guidelines for Preparing and Submitting projects including the acquisition of real
Proposals management agencies: The National
property, the initial acquisition of
III. Proposal Review, Selection, and Park Service, the Fish and Wildlife
rolling stock for the systems, the
Notification Service, the Bureau of Land
acquisition of rights-of-way, and
IV. Additional Program Information management, the Forest Service, and the relocation, for fixed guideway corridor
Bureau of Reclamation; and development for projects in the
I. General Program Information
(2) State, tribal and local governments advanced stages of alternatives analysis
A. Authority with jurisdiction over land in the or preliminary engineering;
Section 3021 of the Safe, Accountable, vicinity of an eligible area acting with (ii) Capital projects to modernize
Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity the consent of a Federal land existing fixed guideway systems;
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Act—A Legacy for Users of 2005 management agency, alone or in (iii) Capital projects to replace,
(SAFETEA–LU) establishes a new partnership with a Federal land rehabilitate, and purchase buses and
program called the Alternative management agency or other related equipment and to construct bus-
Transportation in Parks and Public governmental or non-governmental related facilities, including programs of
Lands program (49 U.S.C. 5320). participant. bus and bus-related projects for

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assistance to subrecipients that are metropolitan Transportation Additional consideration will be

public agencies, private companies Improvement Program (TIP) or State given to projects based upon geographic
engaged in public transportation, or Transportation Improvement Program diversity, balance between urban and
private non-profit organizations; and (STIP). If an implementation project is rural projects, and balance in size of
(iv) The development of corridors to not in the TIP or STIP at the time of projects. Finally, projects that
support new fixed guideway capital submitting a proposal, it can still be demonstrate innovative funding
projects, including protecting rights-of- selected, but will not receive funds until mechanisms or partnerships will be
way through acquisition, construction of it is incorporated into the TIP or STIP. given extra consideration. The
dedicated bus and high occupancy In addition, implementation projects not application template contains specific
vehicle lanes and park and ride lots, and in the TIP or STIP at the time of questions related to each of these areas
other nonvehicular capital submitting a proposal should to guide the applicant in justifying the
improvements that the Secretary may demonstrate intent to be included, such project.
decide would result in increased public as through a copy of correspondence II. Guidelines for Preparing and
transportation usage in the corridor. (49 with the metropolitan or state planning Submitting Proposals
U.S.C. 5320(b)(5)(A) referencing 49 organization.
U.S.C. 5309(b).) Projects must also be consistent with Project proposal templates for the
(4) Purchase of rolling stock that Federal land management agency plans. Alternative Transportation in Parks and
incorporates clean fuel technology or Public Lands program are available at
(2) Coordination With Federal Land Click on the
the replacement of buses of a type in use
Management Agency navigational tab for Grant Programs on
on August 10, 2005, with clean fuel
vehicles; If the applicant is a State, tribal, or the right hand side, then click on the
(5) The deployment of alternative local government authority, the Grant Programs link, and then click on
transportation vehicles that introduce applicant must have the consent of the the link for the Alternative
innovative technologies or methods; Federal land management agency or Transportation in Parks and Public
(6) The capital costs of coordinating agencies to be affected. A letter from the Lands Program. To receive a proposal
Federal land management agency public unit(s) of the Federal land management template by e-mail, please send an e-
transportation systems with other public agency or agencies affected expressing mail to There are
transportation systems; support for the project should be separate proposal templates for
(7) Non-motorized transportation submitted with the project proposal. planning and capital projects. A
systems (including the provision of synopsis of this announcement will also
F. Proposal Evaluation Criteria be posted in the FIND module of the
facilities for pedestrians, bicycles and
non-motorized watercraft); and Consistent with the considerations government-wide electronic grants Web
(8) Any other alternative identified in Section 5320(g)(2), site at
transportation project that: proposed projects will be evaluated Project proposals must be submitted
• Enhances the environment; based on the following criteria: to the designated contact person at the
• Prevents or mitigates an adverse • Demonstration of need headquarters office of the Federal land
Æ Documentation of problem in plans management agency that manages the
impact on a natural resource;
• Improves Federal land management and other reports park or public land involved. This list
Æ Severity of problem can be found in the ADDRESSES section
agency resource management; • Protection of natural and cultural
• Improves visitor mobility and of this notice. If the project involves
resources more than one Federal land
accessibility and the visitor experience; Æ Protection or improvement of
• Reduces congestion and pollution management agency, a proposal
cultural, historical, scenic, and natural template must be submitted to all
(including noise pollution and visual resources
pollution); or agencies involved. The project proposal
Æ Environmental benefits—reduction must be ten or fewer pages in length at
• Conserves a natural, historical, or of pollution (including air pollution,
cultural resource (excluding ten point font or larger. If a proposal is
noise pollution, and visual pollution) greater than ten pages, only the first ten
rehabilitation or restoration of a non- • Operational efficiency and financial
transportation facility). pages will be considered during the
Æ Evaluation of costs and benefits of evaluation process. Submission by e-
E. Planning and Coordination mail is preferred. Mail and fax
Requirements all reasonable alternatives
Æ Financial planning (including for submissions will also be accepted.
(1) Planning Requirements capital, operations, maintenance, and If applicants would like to apply for
equipment replacement expenses; and funds appropriated for future fiscal
Section 5320(e) specifies that if the years, applicants must reapply each
participant is a Federal land revenues, including user fees)
Æ Cost effectiveness year.
management agency, the project must be
Æ Innovative financing or joint III. Proposal Review, Selection and
consistent with the metropolitan and
development strategies Notification
statewide planning and public Æ Deferred maintenance issues
participation requirements found in 49 • Public benefits Proposals will first be reviewed and
U.S.C. 5303, 5304, and 5307(d). If the Æ Enhancing visitor experience screened by the headquarters office of
qualified participant is a State or local Æ Mobility issues (reduces the relevant Federal land management
government, or more than one State or congestion, improves intermodal agency (or agencies if the project
local governmental authority in more connectivity, improves public access, involves more than one). Following this
than one State, the qualified participant including access for persons with initial review, proposals will be
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must comply with the metropolitan and disabilities) evaluated by an interagency team which
statewide planning provisions and Æ Safety includes representatives from FTA, each
public participation requirements. FTA Æ Partnership with public and private of the Federal land management
cannot award funds to an entities, and benefits to gateway agencies, and the Department of the
implementation project if it is not in the communities. Interior. After evaluating the projects

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based on the criteria in the law and specific program requirements. Program Late-filed comments will be considered
further explained in part F of this Oversight, as defined by FTA, will to the extent practicable.
notice, the team will provide a ensure that projects meet the basic ADDRESSES: Written Comments: Submit
recommendation to the Secretary of the statutory, administrative, and regulatory written comments to the Docket
Interior. The Secretary of the Interior, requirements as stipulated by the Management System, U.S. Department
after consultation with and in conditions for accepting Federal funds. of Transportation, Room PL–401, 400
cooperation with the Secretary of Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC
B. Performance Measures
Transportation, shall determine the final 20590–0001. You may submit comments
selection and amount of funding for Participants may be asked to compile identified by the docket number (FTA–
each project. data for use in measuring program 06–24063) by any of the following
The Department of the Interior plans performance. methods:
to announce the projects selected by C. Technical Assistance, Planning, and • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://
summer 2006. The Department of the Research Follow the online
Interior will notify each Federal land instructions for submitting comments.
management agency of projects awarded The Alternative Transportation in • Web Site:
for sites under the agency’s jurisdiction. Parks and Public lands program allows Follow the instructions for submitting
FTA will publish the list of all selected the Department of Transportation to comments on the DOT electronic docket
projects and funding levels in the spend not more than ten percent of site.
Federal Register, as well as in its annual program funds to carry out planning, • Fax: 1–202–493–2478.
report to Congress on the Alternative research, and technical assistance • Mail: Docket Management System;
Transportation in Parks and Public activities. FTA will oversee the funds U.S. Department of Transportation, 400
Lands program submitted as part of its allocated to technical assistance to assist Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building,
Annual Report on New Starts in early program participants in planning, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590–
February 2007. Criteria and application implementing, and evaluating 0001.
procedures may be reassessed for alternative transportation projects. In • Hand Delivery: To the Docket
subsequent years. addition, FTA will be responsible for Management System; Room PL–401 on
the provision of planning guidance and the plaza level of the Nassif Building,
IV. Additional Program Information dissemination of research findings. 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington,
A. Funds Administration and Oversight Issued in Washington, DC, this 17th day of DC between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday
Once proposals have been reviewed March, 2006. through Friday, except Federal holidays.
and projects have been chosen based on Sandra K. Bushue, Instructions: All submissions must
selection criteria, the cognizant federal Deputy Administrator. include the agency name (Federal
agency (or agencies), will award funds [FR Doc. E6–4208 Filed 3–22–06; 8:45 am] Transit Administration) and Docket
to the proposing entity to implement the BILLING CODE 4910–57–P
number (FTA–2006–24063) for this
project. These funds will be notice. Note that all comments received
administered according to federal will be posted without change to http://
requirements as well as the appropriate DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION including any personal
policies, guidelines and rules of the information provided.
pertinent agencies. Federal Transit Administration FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For projects directly administered by Scheryl Portee, Attorney Advisor, Office
[Docket No. FTA–2006–24063]
a Federal land management agency, of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366–4011
these funds will be administered by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises; (telephone) and (202) 366–3809 (fax).
interagency agreement between the FTA Western States Guidance for Public SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
and the respective agency. For programs Transportation Providers
administered by a State, tribal, or local Background
governmental authority, these funds AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration The General Counsel of the
will be administered through a grant (FTA), DOT. Department of Transportation recently
administered by FTA. With regard to ACTION: Notice of policy implementation reviewed and approved guidance
interagency agreement and grant and request for comments. concerning the effects of the Western
requirements, 49 U.S.C. 5320(i) States Paving Co. v. United States &
authorizes the Secretary to apply the SUMMARY: This notice provides the Washington State Department of
requirements of 49 U.S.C. 5307 opportunity for public comment on Transportation, 407 F. 3d 983 (9th Cir.
(Urbanized Area Formula Grant) and specific issues regarding the Federal 2005), court decision on participants in
5333(a) (Prevailing Wages Requirement) Transit Administration’s (FTA) the Department’s disadvantaged
‘‘to the extent the Secretary deems implementation of Department of business enterprise (DBE) program. The
appropriate.’’ FTA is in the process of Transportation (DOT) guidance for guidance applies to recipients of Federal
developing the interagency agreement participants of the Disadvantaged funds authorized under chapter 53 of
and grant requirements for this program Business Enterprise (DBE) program. Title 49 of the United States Code that
and will make these available for public This guidance is applicable to recipients are located within the states of Alaska,
notice and comment in the Federal of Federal financial assistance from the Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho,
Register prior to award of program Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and
funds. located in the states under the U.S. Washington.
Additionally, each recipient (federal Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit The Court of Appeals for the 9th
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land management agency, and State, (California, Oregon, Washington, Circuit, like other Federal courts that
tribal, and local governments) of federal Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, have reviewed the Department of
funds must comply with requisite Nevada, and Hawaii). Transportation’s DBE program, held that
federal guidelines governing the DATES: Effective Date: Comments must 49 CFR Part 26 and the authorizing
management of federal funds and be received on or before April 24, 2006. statute for the DBE program in TEA–21

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