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Download as PDF 8624 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 22, 2005 / Notices number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. Comments: Before submitting an ICR to OMB, PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) requires each agency ‘‘* * * to provide notice * * * and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information * * *’’. Agencies must specifically solicit comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Agencies must also estimate the ‘‘nonhour cost’’ burdens to respondents or recordkeepers resulting from the collection of information. Therefore, if you have costs to generate, maintain, and disclose this information, you should comment and provide your total capital and startup cost components or annual operation, maintenance, and purchase of service components. You should describe the methods you use to estimate major cost factors, including system and technology acquisition, expected useful life of capital equipment, discount rate(s), and the period over which you incur costs. Capital and startup costs include, among other items, computers and software you purchase to prepare for collecting information, monitoring, and record storage facilities. You should not include estimates for equipment or services purchased: (i) Before October 1, 1995; (ii) to comply with requirements not associated with the information collection; (iii) for reasons other than to provide information or keep records for the Government; or (iv) as part of customary and usual business or private practices. We will summarize written responses to this notice and address them in our submission for OMB approval. As a result of your comments, we will make any necessary adjustments to the burden in our submission to OMB. Public Comment Procedure: MMS’s practice is to make comments, including names and addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular business hours. If you wish your name and/or address to be withheld, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. MMS will VerDate jul<14>2003 19:10 Feb 18, 2005 Jkt 205001 honor this request to the extent allowable by law; however, anonymous comments will not be considered. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. MMS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz (202) 208–7744. Dated: February 9, 2005. E.P. Danenberger, Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. 05–3242 Filed 2–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service 30-Day Notice of Submission of Study Package to Office of Management and Budget; Opportunity for Public Comment National Park Service, Department of the Interior. AGENCY: Notice and request for comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Cape Cod National Seashore Impacts of Hunting Survey of Hunters, Visitors and Residents will provide park managers and others with important social science input about public attitudes on hunting and an assessment about whether conflicts over hunting are occurring at the Cape Cod National Seashore. Specifically the study will use hunter, resident and visitor surveys to (1) assess attitudes about hunting and hunting programs at the Cape Cod National Seashore, (2) determine the extent of conflict between hunters and nonhunters in the Cape Cod National Seashore and surrounding communities, (3) assess the extent to which the attitudes and characteristics of area residents and visitors to Cape Cod National Seashore have changed since the early 1990s, and (4) estimate the extent, and distribution of hunters and profile the behaviors of hunters within the Seashore. Estimated numbers of Responses Cape Cod National Seashore Impacts of Hunting Survey PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Burden hours 2,900 929 Sfmt 4703 Under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR Part 1320, Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements, the National Park Service (NPS) invites comments on a request submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a new collection of information (OMB #1024– XXXX). Comments are invited on: (1) The practical utility of the information being gathered; (2) the accuracy of the burden hour estimate; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden to respondents, including use of automated information collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Cape Cod National Seashore has been charged by the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts to reevaluate its hunting programs and will be preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) of hunting within its borders. This study will provide social science input into the EIS process by measuring the attitudes toward hunting among Seashore visitors and the Seashore neighbors, the extent of conflict between hunters and nonhunters, and the attitudes and behaviors of hunters at the Seashore. DATES: Public comments will be accepted on or before March 24, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior, (OMB # 1024–XXXX) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, by fax at 202– 395–6566, or by electronic mail at oira_docket@omb.eop.gov. The OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information collection but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, to ensure maximum consideration, OMB should receive public comments within thirty days of the date on which this notice is published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR A COPY OF THE STUDY PACKAGE SUBMITTED FOR OMB REVIEW, CONTACT: Dr. Jim Gramann, Visiting Chief Social Scientist, National Park Service, Social Science Program, via phone at 202–513–7189, via fax at 202–371–2131, or via electronic mail at james_gramann@partner.nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Titles: Cape Cod National Seashore Impacts of Hunting Survey of Visitors and Residents. Bureau Form Number: None. OMB Number: To be requested. Expiration Date: To be requested. Type of request: New Collection. Description of need: Because of the long standing tradition of hunting on E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 8625 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 22, 2005 / Notices Cape Cod, the enabling legislation of Cape Cod National Seashore in 1961 allowed for continued hunting activity within the boundaries of the Seashore. Animal rights groups have argued that environmental and social conditions in and around the Seashore have changed, and that hunting should be discontinued. Public meetings about this issue have been contentious, with the hunting community voicing strong opposition to changes in current hunting regulations within the Seashore. Given the polarity of the current debate, questions remain: Do area residents and visitors object to hunting in the Seashore, are they neutral about the issue, or do they consider it an appropriate and/or desirable use of the area? To what extent do residents and visitors feel threatened by hunting activities? How often do conflicts occur between hunters and non-hunters during the fall and winter hunting seasons? And what is the extent of hunting activity on the Seashore? This study is designed to better understand the scope of hunting activities at the Seashore, the degree of conflict that occurs over the practice, and how people feel about hunting at the Seashore. Automated data collection: At the present time, there is no automated way to gather this information because it includes directly contacting hunters, visitors to Cape Cod National Seashore, and residents in the six surrounding townships. Description of respondents: Visitors to Cape Cod National Seashore and residents of the following townships on Cape Cod: Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, Orleans, and Chatham. Estimated average number of respondents: 2,900. Estimated average number of responses: 2,900. Estimated average burden hours per response: 20 minutes. Frequency of Response: 1 time per respondent. Estimated annual reporting burden: 929 hours. Dated: November 17, 2004. Leonard E. Stowe, Acting, National Park Service Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–3347 Filed 2–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Continuation of Visitor Services National Park Service, Interior. Public notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the terms of existing concession contracts, public notice is hereby given that the National Park Service intends to request a continuation of visitor services for a period not-to-exceed 1 year from the date of contract expiration. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The contracts listed below have been extended to maximum allowable under 36 CFR 51.23. Under the provisions of current concession contracts and pending the completion of the public solicitation of a prospectus for a new concession contract, the National Park Service authorizes continuation of visitor services for a period not-toexceed 1 year under the terms and conditions of the current contract as amended. The continuation of operations does not affect any rights with respect to selection for award of a new concession contract. CONCID# Concessioner name Park AMIS002 .......................................... AMIS003 .......................................... BAND001 ........................................ BRCA002 ........................................ CAVE001 ......................................... CURE001 ........................................ Forever Resorts, LLC ............................................................................ Rough Canyon Marina ........................................................................... 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Edward DesRosier (Sun Tours) ............................................................ Wilderness River Adventures ................................................................ GLCA021 ......................................... Banner Health, Page Hospital ............................................................... GRCA004 GRCA005 GRTE003 LAMR002 ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ Jerman-Mangum Enterprises, Inc ......................................................... Verkamps, Inc ........................................................................................ Signal Mountain ..................................................................................... Forever Resorts, LLC ............................................................................ MEVE001 ........................................ 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 34 (Tuesday, February 22, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8624-8625]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-3347]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


30-Day Notice of Submission of Study Package to Office of 
Management and Budget; Opportunity for Public Comment

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Cape Cod National Seashore Impacts of Hunting Survey of 
Hunters, Visitors and Residents will provide park managers and others 
with important social science input about public attitudes on hunting 
and an assessment about whether conflicts over hunting are occurring at 
the Cape Cod National Seashore. Specifically the study will use hunter, 
resident and visitor surveys to (1) assess attitudes about hunting and 
hunting programs at the Cape Cod National Seashore, (2) determine the 
extent of conflict between hunters and nonhunters in the Cape Cod 
National Seashore and surrounding communities, (3) assess the extent to 
which the attitudes and characteristics of area residents and visitors 
to Cape Cod National Seashore have changed since the early 1990s, and 
(4) estimate the extent, and distribution of hunters and profile the 
behaviors of hunters within the Seashore.

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                                                   Estimated numbers of
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                                                                 Burden
                                                    Responses     hours
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Cape Cod National Seashore Impacts of Hunting           2,900       929
 Survey.........................................
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    Under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR 
Part 1320, Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements, the National Park 
Service (NPS) invites comments on a request submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a new collection of information 
(OMB 1024-XXXX). Comments are invited on: (1) The practical 
utility of the information being gathered; (2) the accuracy of the 
burden hour estimate; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize 
the burden to respondents, including use of automated information 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Cape Cod National Seashore has been charged by the United States 
District Court, District of Massachusetts to re-evaluate its hunting 
programs and will be preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) 
of hunting within its borders. This study will provide social science 
input into the EIS process by measuring the attitudes toward hunting 
among Seashore visitors and the Seashore neighbors, the extent of 
conflict between hunters and non-hunters, and the attitudes and 
behaviors of hunters at the Seashore.

DATES: Public comments will be accepted on or before March 24, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior, (OMB  1024-XXXX) Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, by fax at 202-395-6566, or by 
electronic mail at oira_docket@omb.eop.gov.
    The OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information 
collection but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, to ensure maximum 
consideration, OMB should receive public comments within thirty days of 
the date on which this notice is published in the Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR A COPY OF THE STUDY PACKAGE SUBMITTED FOR 
OMB REVIEW, CONTACT: Dr. Jim Gramann, Visiting Chief Social Scientist, 
National Park Service, Social Science Program, via phone at 202-513-
7189, via fax at 202-371-2131, or via electronic mail at james_
gramann@partner.nps.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Titles: Cape Cod National Seashore Impacts of Hunting Survey of 
Visitors and Residents.
    Bureau Form Number: None.
    OMB Number: To be requested.
    Expiration Date: To be requested.
    Type of request: New Collection.
    Description of need: Because of the long standing tradition of 
hunting on

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Cape Cod, the enabling legislation of Cape Cod National Seashore in 
1961 allowed for continued hunting activity within the boundaries of 
the Seashore. Animal rights groups have argued that environmental and 
social conditions in and around the Seashore have changed, and that 
hunting should be discontinued. Public meetings about this issue have 
been contentious, with the hunting community voicing strong opposition 
to changes in current hunting regulations within the Seashore. Given 
the polarity of the current debate, questions remain: Do area residents 
and visitors object to hunting in the Seashore, are they neutral about 
the issue, or do they consider it an appropriate and/or desirable use 
of the area? To what extent do residents and visitors feel threatened 
by hunting activities? How often do conflicts occur between hunters and 
non-hunters during the fall and winter hunting seasons? And what is the 
extent of hunting activity on the Seashore? This study is designed to 
better understand the scope of hunting activities at the Seashore, the 
degree of conflict that occurs over the practice, and how people feel 
about hunting at the Seashore.
    Automated data collection: At the present time, there is no 
automated way to gather this information because it includes directly 
contacting hunters, visitors to Cape Cod National Seashore, and 
residents in the six surrounding townships.
    Description of respondents: Visitors to Cape Cod National Seashore 
and residents of the following townships on Cape Cod: Provincetown, 
Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, Orleans, and Chatham.
    Estimated average number of respondents: 2,900.
    Estimated average number of responses: 2,900.
    Estimated average burden hours per response: 20 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: 1 time per respondent.
    Estimated annual reporting burden: 929 hours.

    Dated: November 17, 2004.
Leonard E. Stowe,
Acting, National Park Service Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-3347 Filed 2-18-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-52-P