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between the Russian Federation and the and Environment, Federal Highway Privacy Act
United States. Administration, Department of Anyone is able to search the
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, electronic form of all comments
Renee V. Wright,
SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office received into any of our dockets by the
Program Manager, Docket Operations,
Federal Register Liaison.
hours are from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., name of the individual submitting the
Monday through Friday, except Federal comment (or signing the comment, if
[FR Doc. 05–23166 Filed 11–22–05; 8:45 am]
holidays. submitted on behalf of an association,
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: business, labor union, etc.). You may
Title: Environmental Streamlining: review DOT’s complete Privacy Act
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Measuring the Performance of Statement in the Federal Register
Stakeholders in the Transportation published on April 11, 2000 (Volume
Federal Highway Administration Project Development Process II. 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78) or you
[Docket No. FHWA–2005–22985] Background: The U.S. Department of may visit
Transportation (DOT), FHWA, has Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act
Agency Information Collection contracted with the Gallup Organization of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended;
Activities; Request for Comments; to conduct a survey of professionals and 49 CFR 1.48.
Renewed Approval of an Information associated with transportation and Issued on: November 17, 2005.
Collection; Environmental resource agencies in order to gather James R. Kabel,
Streamlining: Measuring the their views on the workings of the Chief, Management Programs and Analysis
Performance of Stakeholders in the environmental review process for Division.
Transportation Project Development transportation projects and how the [FR Doc. 05–23176 Filed 11–22–05; 8:45 am]
Process II process can be streamlined. The
purpose of the survey is to: (1) Collect
AGENCY: Federal Highway the perceptions of agency professionals
Administration (FHWA), DOT. involved in conducting the
ACTION: Notice and request for
decisionmaking processes mandated by
comments. the National Environmental Policy Act Federal Highway Administration
SUMMARY: The FHWA invites public (NEPA) and other resource protection
laws in order to develop benchmark Environmental Impact Statement:
comments about our intention to request
performance measures; and (2) identify Miami-Dade County, FL
the Office of Management and Budget’s
(OMB) approval to renew an where the performance of the process AGENCY: Federal Highway
information collection, which is might be improved by the application of Administration (FHWA), USDOT.
summarized below under techniques for streamlining. This is a
ACTION: Notice of Intent.
Supplementary Information. We are phone survey conducted of only local,
required to publish this notice in the State, and Federal officials who work SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this
Federal Register by the Paperwork with the NEPA process. notice to advise the public that an
Reduction Act of 1995. Respondents: Approximately 2,000 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
DATES: Please submit comments by professionals/officials from will be prepared for a proposed highway
January 23, 2006. transportation and natural resource project in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments
Frequency: This is the second time Gregory E. Williams, P.E., District
identified by DOT DMS Docket Number
• FHWA–2005–22985 by any of the this survey has been conducted in four Transportation Engineer, Federal
following methods: years. Highway Administration, 545 John
• Web site: Estimated Total Annual Burden Knox Road, Suite 200, Tallahassee,
Follow the instructions for submitting Hours: The FHWA estimates that each Florida 32303. Telephone: (850) 942–
comments on the DOT electronic docket respondent will complete the survey in 9650, extension 3031.
site. approximately 15 minutes. With 2,000 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The
• Fax: 1–202–493–2251. surveys expected, an estimated 500 FHWA, in cooperation with the Florida
• Mail: Docket Management Facility; burden hours are expected for this Department of Transportation (FDOT)
U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 project. will prepare an EIS for a proposal to
Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Public Comments Invited improve Interstate Route I–395 in
Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590. Miami-Dade County, Florida. The
• Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on You are asked to comment on any proposed improvement would involve
the plaza level of the Nassif Building, aspect of this information collection, the reconstruction of I–395 from I–95/
400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, including: (1) Whether the proposed Midtown Interchange in Biscayne Bay, a
DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday collection is necessary for the FHWA’s distance of approximately 1.2 miles.
through Friday, except Federal holidays. performance; (2) the accuracy of the Improvements to the corridor are
Docket: For access to the docket to estimated burden; (3) ways for the considered necessary to provide for the
read background documents or FHWA to enhance the quality, existing and projected traffic demand.
comments received, go to http:// usefulness, and clarity of the collected Alternatives under consideration at any time or to Room PL– information; and (4) ways that the include (1) taking no action; (2) elevated
401 on the plaza level of the Nassif burden could be minimized, including reconstruction with ramps at Midtown
Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., the use of electronic technology, Interchange; (3) elevated reconstruction
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 without reducing the quality of the with ramps at Miami Avenue; (4) a
p.m., Monday through Friday, except collected information. The agency will tunnel design; and (5) an open-cut
Federal holidays. summarize and/or include your design.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. comments in the request for OMB’s Letters describing the proposed action
Kreig Larson, 202–366–2056, Planning clearance of this information collection. and soliciting comments will be sent to

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appropriate Federal, State, and local any agency decision or other exercise of Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC. It
agencies, and to private organizations judgment concerning the merits of the is requested, but not required, that two
and citizens who have expressed petition. copies of the comments be provided.
interest in this project. A series of Affected are a total of approximately The Docket Section is open on
public meetings will be held in the City 295 school buses produced between weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except
of Miami, Miami-Dade County between May 3, 2004 and June 4, 2004. S5.1 of Federal Holidays. Comments may be
July 2005 and January 2007. In addition, FMVSS No. 221 requires that, submitted electronically by logging onto
a public hearing will be held. Public * * * each body panel joint * * * when the Docket Management System Web
notice will be given of the time and tested in accordance with the procedure of site at Click on
place of the meetings and hearing. The S6, shall hold the body panel to the member ‘‘Help’’ to obtain instructions for filing
Draft EIS will be made available for to which it is joined when subjected to a the document electronically. Comments
public and agency review and comment. force of 60 percent of the tensile strength of may be faxed to 1–202–493–2251, or
A formal scoping meeting is planned the weakest joined body panel determined may be submitted to the Federal
for the project, and the date and location pursuant to S6.2. eRulemaking Portal: go to http://
will be established later. The longitudinal roof joint on some of Follow the online
To ensure that the full range of issues the subject school buses fails when instructions for submitting comments.
related to the proposed action is tested according to the requirements of The petition, supporting materials,
addressed and all significant issues S5.1. and all comments received before the
identified, comments and suggestions Corbeil believes that the close of business on the closing date
are invited from all interested parties. noncompliance is inconsequential to indicated below will be filed and will be
Comments or questions concerning this motor vehicle safety and that no considered. All comments and
proposed action and the EIS should be corrective action is warranted. Corbeil supporting materials received after the
directed to the FHWA at the address states that during the period of closing date will also be filed and will
provided above. production of the subject school buses, be considered to the extent possible.
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance ‘‘the production used expired glue.’’ When the petition is granted or denied,
Program Number 20.205, Highway Research, Corbeil estimates that 61 of the 295 notice of the decision will be published
Planning and Construction. The regulations buses could be affected, based on the in the Federal Register pursuant to the
implementing Executive Order 12372 number of expired glue cartridges that authority indicated below.
regarding inter-governmental consultation on were used. Comment closing date: December 23,
Federal programs and activities apply to this Corbeil further states, 2005.
* * * repairs could affect the structural Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120:
Issued on: November 16, 2005. integrity of these buses’ roofs. If we proceed delegations of authority at CFR 1.50 and
George B. Hadley, with repairs, we must remove the actual MS 501.8.
Environmental Programs Coordinator, polymer strips on the roof to reach the joints.
Tallahassee, Florida. This operation requires us to preheat (300– Issued on: November 17, 2005.
[FR Doc. 05–23150 Filed 11–22–05; 8:45 am] 600 °F) the MS polymer strip (will soften the Daniel C. Smith,
MS polymer) but at the same time will cause Associate Administrator for Enforcement.
a significant urethane chemical modification [FR Doc. 05–23138 Filed 11–22–05; 8:45 am]
and will affect the actual joint strength. The
roof joint is composed of urethane glue and
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION this glue will be affected if the temperature
is higher than 194 °F * * * If our educated
National Highway Traffic Safety estimate is that only 61 buses on (sic) the 295 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Administration buses involved in this recall are affected,
however they cannot be individually National Highway Traffic Safety
[Docket No. NHTSA–2005–22970; Notice 1] Administration
identified. Also, during the test, the
Les Entreprises Michel Corbeil Inc., transverse joint succeeded at 116% of the [Docket No. NHTSA 2005–22554; Notice 2]
Receipt of Petition for Decision of requirement and the longitudinal joint failed
only by 9% with 91% of the requirement. Michelin North America, Inc., Grant of
Inconsequential Noncompliance The objective of this recall is to increase the Petition for Decision of
Les Entreprises Michel Corbeil Inc. strength of the joint. We presently suspect
that a retrofit could affect/damage the roof
Inconsequential Noncompliance
(Corbeil) has determined that certain
rather to (sic) reinforce the joint. Michelin North America, Inc.
school buses that it produced in 2004 do
not comply with S5.1 of 49 CFR Corbeil states that no accidents or (Michelin) has determined that certain
571.221, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety injuries have occurred as a result of this tires it produced in 2005 do not comply
Standard (FMVSS) No. 221, ‘‘School bus noncompliance. with S4.3(d) and S4.3(e) of 49 CFR
body joint strength.’’ Corbeil has filed Interested persons are invited to 571.109, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
an appropriate report pursuant to 49 submit written data, views, and Standard (FMVSS) No. 109, ‘‘New
CFR Part 573, ‘‘Defect and arguments on the petition described pneumatic tires.’’ Pursuant to 49 U.S.C.
Noncompliance Reports.’’ above. Comments must refer to the 30118(d) and 30120(h), Michelin has
Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and docket and notice number cited at the petitioned for a determination that this
30120(h), Corbeil has petitioned for an beginning of this notice and be noncompliance is inconsequential to
exemption from the notification and submitted by any of the following motor vehicle safety and has filed an
remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. methods. Mail: Docket Management appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR
Chapter 301 on the basis that this Facility, U.S. Department of part 573, ‘‘Defect and Noncompliance
noncompliance is inconsequential to Transportation, Nassif Building, Room Reports.’’ Notice of receipt of a petition
motor vehicle safety. PL–401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., was published, with a 30-day comment
This notice of receipt of Corbeil’s Washington, DC, 20590–0001. Hand period, on October 3, 2005 in the
petition is published under 49 U.S.C. Delivery: Room PL–401 on the plaza Federal Register (70 FR 57645). NHTSA
30118 and 30120 and does not represent level of the Nassif Building, 400 received no comments.

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