Request for Public Comments on Information Collection Submitted to OMB for Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act, 9093-9094 [05-3469]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 36 / Thursday, February 24, 2005 / Notices Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, OAS, Room 7–1044, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received by April 25, 2005. Dated: February 17, 2005. Anna Marsh, Executive Officer, SAMHSA. [FR Doc. 05–3546 Filed 2–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Notice of Permit Application and Availability of a Draft Safe Harbor Agreement for The Nature Conservancy (Aravaipa Property) AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. Notice of availability and 30-day public comment period. ACTION: The Nature Conservancy (Applicant or TNC) has applied to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for an enhancement of survival permit pursuant to Section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act (Act). The Applicant has been assigned permit number TE–099809–0. The requested permit, which is for a period of 20 years, would authorize take of the endangered Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis occidentalis) and desert pupfish (Cyprinodon macularius) as a result of ongoing watershed improvement activities on TNC-owned property within the Aravaipa watershed identified in the application, Safe Harbor Agreement (TNC Agreement), and associated documents in Graham and Pinal counties, Arizona. Implementation of the TNC Agreement will reestablish Gila topminnow and desert pupfish in three south rim tributaries of Aravaipa Creek. DATES: To be considered, written comments must be received on or before March 28, 2005. ADDRESSES: Persons wishing to review the application, TNC Agreement, and ‘‘Low Effect’’ determination may obtain copies by writing to the Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 1306, Room 4102, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103, or by contacting the Field Supervisor, Arizona Ecological Services Field Office, 2321 West Royal Palm Road, Suite 103, Phoenix, Arizona 85021–4951; phone: (602) 242–0210. Documents relating to the application will be available for public inspection by written request, by SUMMARY: VerDate jul<14>2003 18:49 Feb 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 appointment only, during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona Ecological Services Field Office, Phoenix, Arizona. Written data or comments concerning the application and TNC Agreement should be submitted to the Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona Ecological Services Field Office, 2321 West Royal Palm Road, Suite 103, Phoenix, Arizona 85021–4951. Please refer to permit number TE–099809–0 (TNC) when submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marty Tuegel at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona Ecological Services Field Office, 201 N. Bonita Avenue, Suite 141, Tucson, Arizona 85745; phone: (520) 670–6150 x232. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Applicant plans to reestablish populations of Gila topminnow and desert pupfish (covered species) on its properties within the approximately 537 mi2 (14,000 km2) Aravaipa watershed, Graham and Pinal counties, Arizona. Gila topminnow and desert pupfish are native to the Gila River basin. Based upon extensive fish sampling within the watershed, neither species is known to be present in the watershed. The Applicant, in cooperation with the Service, has prepared the TNC Agreement to provide a conservation benefit to, and allow for take of, Gila topminnow and desert pupfish. Based upon guidance in the Service’s June 17, 1999, Final Safe Harbor Policy, if an agreement and its associated permit are not expected to individually or cumulatively have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment or other natural resources, the agreement/permit may be categorically excluded from undergoing National Environmental Policy Act review. The TNC Agreement qualifies as a ‘‘Low Effect’’ agreement, thus, this action is a categorical exclusion. The ‘‘Low Effect’’ determination for the TNC Agreement is also available for public comment. This notice is provided pursuant to Section 10(c) of the Act and National Environmental Policy Act regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). The TNC Agreement as currently written is expected to provide a net conservation benefit to the Gila topminnow and desert pupfish. The TNC Agreement and its associated permit will also provide protection to the Applicant against further regulation under the Endangered Species Act for its ongoing private land management activities in not only areas where PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9093 populations of covered species are reestablished, but also in habitat the covered species disperse into, as a result of implementation of the TNC Agreement. Section 9 of the Act prohibits the ‘‘taking’’ of threatened or endangered species. However, the Service, under limited circumstances, may issue permits to take threatened and endangered wildlife species incidental to, and not the purpose of, otherwise lawful activities. Regulations governing permits for endangered and threatened species are at 50 CFR 17.22 and 50 CFR 17.32, respectively. Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region, Albuquerque, New Mexico. [FR Doc. 05–3479 Filed 2–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–55–U DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey Request for Public Comments on Information Collection Submitted to OMB for Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act A request extending the information collection described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for approval under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of the proposed collection of information may be obtained by contacting the Bureau’s clearance officer at the phone number listed below. OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information collection, but may respond after 30 days; therefore, comments on the proposal should be submitted to OMB within 30 days in order to assure their maximum consideration. Address your comments by either fax (202) 395–6566 or e-mail (oria_docket@omb.eop.gov) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Interior Department (OMB Control Number 1028–0078). Send copies of your comments to the Bureau Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 807 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia, 20192, or e-mail (jcordyac@usgs.gov), telephone (703) 648–7313. As required by OMB regulations at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), the U.S. Geological Survey solicits specific public comments as to: 1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions on the E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 9094 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 36 / Thursday, February 24, 2005 / Notices bureaus, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. The accuracy of the bureau’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used: 3. The quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other forms of information technology. Title: North American Amphibian Monitoring Program. Current OMB Approval Number: 1028–0078. Summary: The North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (NAAMP) is a long-term, large-scale anuran (frog and toad) monitoring program to track the status and trends of eastern and central. Volunteers conduct calling surveys three to four times per year, depending on the regional species assemblage. Volunteers listen for 5 minutes at 10 stops along the route. Data are submitted electronically via the Internet or on hard copy. These data will be used to estimate population trends at various geographic scales and assist with documenting species distribution. NAAMP Web site is http://www.pwrc.usgs.giv/naamp/. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 400. Estimated Annual Burden Houses: 3600 hours. Estimated Annual (Non-Hour) Cost Burden: The estimated annual (nonhour) cost burden per response is about $5.65 for a total annual burden of about $7,000. This is based on about 15 miles per survey route, times $0.375 per mile, times 1200 survey routes. Affected Public: Primarily U.S. residents. For Further Information Contact: To obtain copies of the survey, contact the Bureau clearance officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 807 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia, 20192, telephone (703) 648– 7313. Dated: February 15, 2005. Susan Haseltine, Associate Director for Biology. [FR Doc. 05–3469 Filed 2–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–Y7–M VerDate jul<14>2003 20:54 Feb 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey Request for Public Comments on Information Collection Submitted to OMB for Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act A request extending the information collection described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for approval under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of the proposed collection of information may be obtained by contacting the Bureau’s clearance officer at the phone number listed below. OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information collection, but may respond after 30 days; therefore, comments on the proposal should be submitted to OMB within 30 days in order to assure their maximum consideration. Address your comments by either fax (202) 395–6566 or e-mail (oira_docket@omb.eop.gov) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Interior Department (OMB Control Number 1028–0079). Send copies of your comments to the Bureau Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 807 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia, 20192, or e-mail (jcordyac@usgs.gov), telephone (703) 648–7313. As required by OMB regulations at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), the U.S. Geological Survey solicits specific public comments as to: 1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions on the bureaus, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. The accuracy of the bureau’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used: 3. The quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other forms of information technology. Title: North American Breeding Bird Survey. Current OMB Approval Number: 1028–0079. Summary: The North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) is a longterm, large-scale avian monitoring program to track the status and trends of continental bird populations. Each spring, interested volunteers conduct PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 counts of birds along roadsides across the United States. Data can be submitted electronically via the Internet or on hard copy. These data provide an index of population abundance that can be used to estimate population trends and relative abundances at various geographic scales. Declining population trends act as an early warning system to galvanize research to determine the causes of these declines and reverse them before populations reach critically low levels. The USGS currently provides BBS population trend estimates and raw population data for more than 400 bird species via the Internet. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 2500. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 12,500 hours. Estimated Annual (Non-Hour) Cost Burden: The estimated annual (nonhour) cost burden per response is about $37.50 for a total annual burden of about $93,000. This is based on about 100 miles per survey route, times $0.375 per mile, times 2500 survey routes. Affected Public: Primarily U.S. residents. For Further Information Contact: To obtain copies of the survey, contact the Bureau clearance officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 807 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia, 20192, telephone (703) 648– 7313. Dated: February 15, 2005. Susan Haseltine, Associate Director for Biology. [FR Doc. 05–3470 Filed 2–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–47–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [UT–921–5421–BX–AA03; UTU–81879] [UT– 921–5421–BX–AA04; UTU–81880] [UT–921– 5421–BX–AA05; UTU–82193] [UT–921– 5421–BX–AA06; UTU–82194] Notice of Applications for Recordable Disclaimer of Interest in Public Highway Rights-of-Way Established Pursuant to Revised Statute 2477 (43 U.S.C. 932, Repealed October 21, 1976); Roads D28 and D30 in Daggett County, UT; Hickory Peak Road in Beaver County; and Horse Valley Road in Beaver and Iron Counties Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of applications. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On September 15, 2004 the State of Utah and Daggett County E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey


Request for Public Comments on Information Collection Submitted 
to OMB for Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act

    A request extending the information collection described below has 
been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for approval 
under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 
35). Copies of the proposed collection of information may be obtained 
by contacting the Bureau's clearance officer at the phone number listed 
below. OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information 
collection, but may respond after 30 days; therefore, comments on the 
proposal should be submitted to OMB within 30 days in order to assure 
their maximum consideration. Address your comments by either fax (202) 
395-6566 or e-mail (oria_docket@omb.eop.gov) to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
Attention: Desk Officer for the Interior Department (OMB Control Number 
1028-0078). Send copies of your comments to the Bureau Clearance 
Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 807 National Center, 12201 Sunrise 
Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia, 20192, or e-mail (jcordyac@usgs.gov), 
telephone (703) 648-7313.
    As required by OMB regulations at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), the U.S. 
Geological Survey solicits specific public comments as to:
    1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions on the

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bureaus, including whether the information will have practical utility;
    2. The accuracy of the bureau's estimate of the burden of the 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used:
    3. The quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and
    4. How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other forms of information technology.
    Title: North American Amphibian Monitoring Program.
    Current OMB Approval Number: 1028-0078.
    Summary: The North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (NAAMP) is 
a long-term, large-scale anuran (frog and toad) monitoring program to 
track the status and trends of eastern and central. Volunteers conduct 
calling surveys three to four times per year, depending on the regional 
species assemblage. Volunteers listen for 5 minutes at 10 stops along 
the route. Data are submitted electronically via the Internet or on 
hard copy. These data will be used to estimate population trends at 
various geographic scales and assist with documenting species 
distribution. NAAMP Web site is http://www.pwrc.usgs.giv/naamp/.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 400.
    Estimated Annual Burden Houses: 3600 hours.
    Estimated Annual (Non-Hour) Cost Burden: The estimated annual (non-
hour) cost burden per response is about $5.65 for a total annual burden 
of about $7,000. This is based on about 15 miles per survey route, 
times $0.375 per mile, times 1200 survey routes.
    Affected Public: Primarily U.S. residents.
    For Further Information Contact: To obtain copies of the survey, 
contact the Bureau clearance officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 807 
National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia, 20192, 
telephone (703) 648-7313.

    Dated: February 15, 2005.
Susan Haseltine,
Associate Director for Biology.
[FR Doc. 05-3469 Filed 2-23-05; 8:45 am]
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