60-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information; Opportunity for Public Comment, 73793-73794 [05-23967]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 238 / Tuesday, December 13, 2005 / Notices jake_winn@or.blm.gov, of on the Web at http://www.or.blm.gov DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [OR–100–6333–PH; GP2–0195] Meetings; Resource Advisor Committees Jay Carlson, Roseburg District Manager. [FR Doc. 05–23874 Filed 12–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–M Bureau of Land Management. Meeting notices for the Roseburg District Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Committee under section 205 of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act of 2000 (PL 106– 393). AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice is published in accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Meeting notice is hereby given for the Roseburg District BLM Resource Advisory Committee pursuant to section 205 of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act of 2000, Public Law 106–393 (the Act). Topics to be discussed by the Roseburg District BLM Resource Advisory Committee include operating procedures, evaluation criteria for projects, and the schedule for future meetings in 2006. DATES: The Roseburg Resource Advisory Committee will meet at the BLM Roseburg District Office, 777 NW., Garden Valley Boulevard, Roseburg, Oregon 97470, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., on January 23, 2006. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Act, five Resource Advisory Committees have been formed for western Oregon BLM districts that contain Oregon & California (O&C) Grand Lands and Coos Bay Wagon Road lands. The Act establishes a six-year payment schedule to local counties in lieu of funds derived from the harvest of timber on federal lands, which have dropped dramatically over the past 10 years. The Act creates a new mechanism for local community collaboration with federal land management activities in the selection of projects to be conducted on federal lands or that will benefit resources on federal lands using funds under Title II of the Act. The Roseburg District BLM Resource Advisory Committee consists of 15 local citizens (plus 6 alternates) representing a wide array of interests. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information concerning the Roseburg District BLM Resource Advisory Committee may be obtained from Jake Winn, Roseburg District Office, 777 Garden Valley Blvd, Roseburg, Oregon 97470, or VerDate Aug<31>2005 00:22 Dec 13, 2005 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO–923–1430–ET; COC–17097, COC– 17128, COC–19377] Public Land Order No. 7648; Partial Revocation of the Executive Order Which Created Public Water Reserve No. 107; Colorado Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Public land order. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This order partially revokes an Executive Order insofar as it affects 326.28 acres of public lands withdrawn for Bureau of Land Management Public Water Reserve No. 107. This action will open 326.28 acres to surface entry under the public land laws and to nonmetalliferous location and entry under the United States Mining laws to allow for disposal. Effective Date: January 12, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris E. Chelius, BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215, 303–239– 3706. The lands have been and will remain open to mineral leasing and to metalliferous mining. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Order By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714 (2000), it is ordered as follows: 1. Executive Order of April 17, 1926, which established Public Water Reserve No. 107, is hereby revoked insofar as it affects the following described lands: New Mexico Principal Meridian T. 35 N., R. 6 E., sec. 21, lot 6. T. 42 N., R. 6 E., sec. 11, NW1/4SE1/4. T. 43 N., R. 7 E., sec. 29, NE1/4SW1/4. T. 49 N., R.12 E., sec. 8, NE1/4NE1/4. T. 46 N., R. 3 W., sec. 21, NW1/4NW1/4; sec. 29, SW1/4NE1/4; sec. 33, lot 1. T. 46 N., R. 4 W., sec. 24, SW1/4NE1/4. The areas described aggregate 326.28 acres in Freemont, Gunnison, Conejos, and Saguache Counties. 2. At 9 a.m. on January 12, 2006, the lands described Paragraph 1 will be PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73793 opened to operation of the public land laws generally, subject to valid existing rights, the provisions of existing withdrawals, other segregations of record, and the requirements of applicable law. All valid applications received at or prior to 9 a.m. on January 12, 2006, shall be considered as simultaneously filed at that time. Those received thereafter shall be considered in the order of filing. 3. At 9 a.m. on January 12, 2006, the lands described Paragraph 1 will be opened to nonmetalliferous location and entry under the United States mining laws subject to valid exiting rights, the provisions of existing withdrawals, other segregations of record, and the requirements of applicable law. Appropriation of any of the lands described in this order to nonmetalliferous mining under the general mining laws prior to the date and time of restoration is unauthorized. Any such attempted appropriation, including attempted adverse possession under 30 U.S.C. 38 (2000), shall vest no rights against the United States. Acts required to establish a location and to initiate a right of possession are governed by State law when not in conflict with Federal Law. The Bureau of Land Management will not intervene in disputes between rival locators over possessory rights since Congress has provided for such determinations in local courts. Dated: October 28, 2005. Rebecca W. Watson, Assistant Secretary—Land and Minerals Management. [FR Doc. E5–7255 Filed 12–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service 60-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information; Opportunity for Public Comment National Park Service, The Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the National Park Service’s (NPS) intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of its Concession Management Program. DATES: Public comments will be accepted on or before 60 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 73794 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 238 / Tuesday, December 13, 2005 / Notices Send comments to Jo A. Pendry, Concession Program Manager, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW., (2410), Washington, DC 20240; email: jo_pendry@nps.gov; Phone: 202/ 513–7144; Fax: 202/371–2090. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Proposed Sale of Concession Operations. OMB Control Number: 1024–0126. Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2006. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Description of Need: The National Park Service (NPS) authorizes private businesses known as concessioners to provide necessary and appropriate visitor facilities and services in areas of the National Park System. Concession authorizations may be assigned, sold, transferred or encumbered by the concessioner subject to prior written approval of the NPS. The NPS requires that certain information be submitted for review prior to the consummation of any sale, transfer, assignment, or encumbrance. 16 U.S.C. 3 provides that no contract, lease, permit or privilege granted for the purpose of providing accommodations for visitors to the national parks shall be assigned or transferred by such grantees, permitees, or licenses without the approval of the NPS, first obtained in writing. It further provides that the NPS may authorize concessioners to execute mortgages and issue bonds, shares of stock, and other evidences or interest in or indebtedness upon their rights, properties and franchises, for the purpose of installing, enlarging or improving plants and equipment and extending facilities for the accommodation of the public within national parks and monuments. 16 U.S.C. 20(3) also provides that the possessory interest of a concessioner may be assigned, transferred, encumbered, or relinquished. Regulations at 36 CFR, Part 51, require that certain information be submitted for review by the NPS prior to the consummation of any sale, transfer, assignment or encumbrance. The information requested is used to determine whether or not the proposed transaction will result in deceased services to the public, the lack of a reasonable opportunity for profit over the remaining term of the authorization, or rates in excess of existing approved rates to the public. In addition, pursuant to the regulations at 36 CFR Part 51, the value of rights for intangible assets such as the concession contract, right of preference in renewal, user days, or low ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 00:22 Dec 13, 2005 Jkt 208001 fees belong to the Government. If any portion of the purchase price is attributable either directly or indirectly to such assets, the transaction may not be approved. The amount and type of information to be submitted varies with the type and complexity of the proposed transaction. Without such information, the NPS would be unable to determine whether approval of the proposed transaction would be adequate. Send comments on: (1) The need for the collection of information for the performance of the functions of the agency; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s burden estimates; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; (4) and ways to minimize the information collection burden on respondents, such as use of automated means of collection of the information. Estimate of Burden: Approximately 8 hours per response. Estimated Number of Respondents: Approximately 20. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: One. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1600 hours. A list of information required to be submitted with a request for sale, assignment, transfer or encumbrance of a concession authorization is set forth at 36 CFR Part 51.7. Send comments regarding the accuracy of the burden estimated, ways to minimize the burden, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, or any other aspect of this collection to Jo A. Pendry, Concession Program Manager, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW. (2410), Washington, DC 20240. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Dated: September 28, 2005. Leonard E. Stowe, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service, Washington Administrative Program Center. [FR Doc. 05–23967 Filed 12–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–53–M PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, IN National Park Service, Department of the Interior SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the final environmental impact statement/general management plan (EIS/GMP), Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Indiana. DATES: The draft EIS/GMP was on public review for 60 days beginning on June 17. Responses to substantive public comments are addressed in the final EIS/GMP. The NPS will execute a record of decision (ROD) no sooner than 30 days following publication of the Environmental Protection Agency’s notice of availability of the final EIS/ GMP in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Final GMP/ EIS are available by request by writing to the Superintendent at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, P.O. Box 1816, Lincoln City, Indiana 47552–1816; by telephoning the park office at (812) 937–4541; or by e-mail at <randy_wester@nps.gov>. The document is also available to be picked up in person at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (Memorial). In addition, the document can be found at the Memorial Web site (http:// www.nps.gov/libo/pphtml/ documents.html), and at the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment Web site (http://parkplanning.nps.gov/). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, P.O. Box 1816, Lincoln City, Indiana 47552–1816. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the preferred alternative, the NPS would emphasize a greater array of interpretive opportunities, with the focus on the history of the Lincoln family in southern Indiana, and on the natural and sociopolitical environment of the times. The Lincoln Living Historical Farm would retain its current character; however, the interpretive program would provide visitors with interpretive opportunities and demonstrations directly related to the Lincoln story and the way in which the family likely lived in Indiana. The Memorial building and court would remain largely unchanged, but new administrative offices would be added to the rear of the structure. Where AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


60-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of 
Information; Opportunity for Public Comment

AGENCY: National Park Service, The Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the National Park Service's (NPS) intention to request 
an extension for a currently approved information collection in support 
of its Concession Management Program.

DATES: Public comments will be accepted on or before 60 days from the 
date of publication in the Federal Register.

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ADDRESSES: Send comments to Jo A. Pendry, Concession Program Manager, 
National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW., (2410), Washington, DC 
20240; e-mail: jo_pendry@nps.gov; Phone: 202/513-7144; Fax: 202/371-
2090.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Proposed Sale of Concession Operations.
    OMB Control Number: 1024-0126.
    Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2006.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Description of Need: The National Park Service (NPS) authorizes 
private businesses known as concessioners to provide necessary and 
appropriate visitor facilities and services in areas of the National 
Park System. Concession authorizations may be assigned, sold, 
transferred or encumbered by the concessioner subject to prior written 
approval of the NPS. The NPS requires that certain information be 
submitted for review prior to the consummation of any sale, transfer, 
assignment, or encumbrance.
    16 U.S.C. 3 provides that no contract, lease, permit or privilege 
granted for the purpose of providing accommodations for visitors to the 
national parks shall be assigned or transferred by such grantees, 
permitees, or licenses without the approval of the NPS, first obtained 
in writing. It further provides that the NPS may authorize 
concessioners to execute mortgages and issue bonds, shares of stock, 
and other evidences or interest in or indebtedness upon their rights, 
properties and franchises, for the purpose of installing, enlarging or 
improving plants and equipment and extending facilities for the 
accommodation of the public within national parks and monuments. 16 
U.S.C. 20(3) also provides that the possessory interest of a 
concessioner may be assigned, transferred, encumbered, or relinquished. 
Regulations at 36 CFR, Part 51, require that certain information be 
submitted for review by the NPS prior to the consummation of any sale, 
transfer, assignment or encumbrance.
    The information requested is used to determine whether or not the 
proposed transaction will result in deceased services to the public, 
the lack of a reasonable opportunity for profit over the remaining term 
of the authorization, or rates in excess of existing approved rates to 
the public. In addition, pursuant to the regulations at 36 CFR Part 51, 
the value of rights for intangible assets such as the concession 
contract, right of preference in renewal, user days, or low fees belong 
to the Government. If any portion of the purchase price is attributable 
either directly or indirectly to such assets, the transaction may not 
be approved. The amount and type of information to be submitted varies 
with the type and complexity of the proposed transaction. Without such 
information, the NPS would be unable to determine whether approval of 
the proposed transaction would be adequate.
    Send comments on: (1) The need for the collection of information 
for the performance of the functions of the agency; (2) the accuracy of 
the agency's burden estimates; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility 
and clarity of the information collection; (4) and ways to minimize the 
information collection burden on respondents, such as use of automated 
means of collection of the information.
    Estimate of Burden: Approximately 8 hours per response.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: Approximately 20.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: One.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1600 hours.
    A list of information required to be submitted with a request for 
sale, assignment, transfer or encumbrance of a concession authorization 
is set forth at 36 CFR Part 51.7.
    Send comments regarding the accuracy of the burden estimated, ways 
to minimize the burden, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, or any other 
aspect of this collection to Jo A. Pendry, Concession Program Manager, 
National Park Service, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW. 
(2410), Washington, DC 20240.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval.
    All comments will also become a matter of public record.

    Dated: September 28, 2005.
Leonard E. Stowe,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service, 
Washington Administrative Program Center.
[FR Doc. 05-23967 Filed 12-12-05; 8:45 am]
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