AGENCY: Department of Transportation (DOT).
SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collections of information was published on September 26, 1996 (FR 61, page 50528-50529).
DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 10, 1997.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernie Stankus, Office of Airline Information, K-25, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366-4387.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
1. Title: Submission of Audit Reports, 14 CFR part 248.
Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection.
OMB Control Number: 2138-0004.
Form Number: N/A.
Affected Public: Large certificated air carriers.
Abstract: The audit reports are used as follows: a means of monitoring an air carrier's continuing fitness, reference material by analysts in examining foreign route cases, reference material by analysts in examining proposed acquisitions, mergers, and consolidations, a means whereby the Department sends a copy of the report to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in fulfillment of a U.S. treaty obligation, and corroboration of carriers' Form 41 filings.
Estimated Annual Burden: The total estimated annual burden is 22.5 hours.
ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725-17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20503, Attention DOT Desk Officer.
Comments are Invited on: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Issued in Washington, DC, on December 5, 1996.
Phillip A. Leach,
Clearance Officer, United States Department of Transportation.
[FR Doc. 96-31412 Filed 12-10-96; 8:45 am]
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