AGENCY: Office of The Secretary, DOT.
SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 USC Chapter 3501, et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Requests (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describe the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on collection of information number 2138-0040 was published on April 18, 1997 (62 FR 19169-19171) and on number 2138-0016 was published on April 23, 1997 (62 FR 19855).
DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 18, 1997.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernie Stankus, Office of Airline Information, K-25, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 400 7th Street, SW., Room 3430, Washington, DC 20590 (202) 366-4387.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Title: Report of Traffic and Capacity Statistics--The T-100 System.
Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection.
OMB Control Number: 2138-0040.
Form No.: Schedule T-100 and Schedule T-100(f).
Affected Entities: U.S. Certificated and Foreign Air Carriers.
Abstract: This information collection is mandatory, 14 CFR 241.19- 5. The DOT collects nonstop-segment and on-flight market capacity and passenger data to administer its various programs including International bilateral agreements, carrier selection for foreign routes, disbursement of airport funds, etc.
Need: Air services between the United States and most foreign countries are governed by bilateral aviation agreements. Evaluations of existing bilateral agreements and proposed changes to such agreements are based on a determination of the traffic and revenues between the United States and foreign countries for scheduled passenger and cargo flights as well as charter services. In order to determine conditions of reciprocity and the overall balance of trade, DOT conducts similar analyses for countries with which the United States does not have bilateral aviation agreements. Information used in these analyses includes traffic volume by countries and by city-pairs for passenger and cargo services and the corresponding traffic yields. Data such as passenger and cargo load factors, aircraft seating configurations, cargo capacities, and aircraft unit costs are also used.
Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 14,472 hours.
Number of Respondents: 255.
Title: Report of Extension of Credit to Political Candidates.
Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection.
OMB Control Number: 2138-0016.
Form No.: 183.
Affected Entities: Certificated Air Carriers.
Abstract: BTS collects reports from air carriers on the aggregated indebtedness balance of a political candidate or party for Federal office. The reports are required when the aggregated indebtedness is over $5,000 on the last day of the month.
Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 14 hours.
Number of Respondents: 4.
Need: The DOT uses this form as the means to fulfill its obligations under the Federal Election Campaign Act to collect data on the extension of unsecured credit to candidates for Federal Office.
ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, ATTN: DOT/BTS Desk Officer. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collections of information are 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 estimates of the burden of the proposed information collections; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collections of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Issued in Washington, DC on July 11, 1997.
Vanester M. Williams,
Clearance Officer, United States Department of Transportation.
[FR Doc. 97-18758 Filed 7-16-97; 8:45 am]
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