Title:U.S.C. Sections 5309 and 5307 Capital Assistance Programs.
Background:49 U.S.C. Sections 5309 Capital Program and Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Program authorize the Secretary of Transportation to make grants to State and local governments and public transportation authorities for financing mass transportation projects. Grant recipients are required to make information available to the public and to publish a program of projects for affected citizens to comment on the proposed program and performance of the grant recipients at public hearings. Notices of hearings must include a brief description of the proposed project and be published in a newspaper circulated in the affected area. FTA also uses the information to determine eligibility for funding and to monitor the grantees' progress in implementing and completing project activities. The information submitted ensures FTA's compliance with applicable federal laws, OMB Circular A-102, and 49 CFR part 18, “Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments.”
Respondents:State and local governments and non-profit institutions.
Estimated Annual Burden on Respondents:54 hours for each of the 3,675 respondents.
Estimated total Annual Burden:198,466 hours.
Issued: September 15, 2004.
Ann M. Linnertz,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Administration.