PHMSA 811 Effectiveness Notice & Request for Comments

[Docket No. PHMSA—PHMSA–2012–0137]

PHMSA is seeking comments on a new information collection to help determine the effectiveness of PHMSA’s 811 Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this information collection was published on July 5, 2012 (77 FR 39797). Since no comments were received, the comment period has been extended to on or before October 22, 2012. (See related article in the July Edition of the DOT Pipeline Compliance News.)

PHMSA is conducting a survey of awareness of 811 as the national “Call Before You Dig” toll-free telephone number, the importance of calling 811 before beginning an excavation project and the extent to which the newly-released PHMSA PSA is effective in raising awareness about this topic. This data is necessary to measure the effectiveness of the PSA campaign and plan future educational and outreach efforts.

PHMSA has estimated 1,000 responses with an annual burden of 120 hour for this one time collection. 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.

Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to OMB, Attn: Desk Officer for PHMSA, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503.

For further information contact: Angela Dow by telephone at 202–366–1246 or by fax at 202–366–4566.

For a copy of this notice from the Federal Register, contact Jessica Roger.