30-Day Federal Register Notice of Submission of Network to Freedom Application Package to Office of Management and Budget; Opportunity for Public Comment, 78458-78459 [06-9946]

Download as PDF 78458 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 250 / Friday, December 29, 2006 / Notices realty action will become the final determination of the Department of the Interior. Comments must be received by February 12, 2007. In the absence of any adverse comments, the classification will become effective February 27, 2007. (Authority: 43 CFR part 2741.5) Steve Bennett, Associate Field Manager, Glenwood Springs Field Office. [FR Doc. E6–22331 Filed 12–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P within the Bay planning area asked the BLM to reschedule an open house meeting/subsistence hearing to January 2007. To honor this request and other separate requests for a comment extension, the BLM has decided to extend the comment period by 31 days. Therefore, comments on the Bay Draft RMP/EIS will now be accepted through February 5, 2007. Dated: December 14, 2006. Julia Dougan, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. E6–22326 Filed 12–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [AK–040–07–1610–DP] National Park Service Notice of Extension of the Public Comment Period for the Bay Draft Resource Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement 30-Day Federal Register Notice of Submission of Network to Freedom Application Package to Office of Management and Budget; Opportunity for Public Comment Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Extension of the Public Comment Period for the Bay Draft Resource Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces an extension of the public comment period on the Bay Draft Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS). The original notice, issued September 29, 2006, provided for a comment period to end on January 5, 2007. The BLM is extending the comment period until February 5, 2007. DATES: Written comments on issues relating to the future land use, planning, and management of the Bay planning area must be submitted or postmarked no later than February 5, 2007. ADDRESSES: Comments on the document should be addressed to Bureau of Land Management, Anchorage Field Office, ATTN: Bay RMP, 6881 Abbott Loop Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99507. Comments can also be submitted to the e-mail box developed for this project at akbayrmp@blm.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ruth McCoard, (800) 478–1263, or by mail at the Anchorage Field Office, 6881 Abbott Loop Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99507. The original Notice of Availability was published September 29, 2006, and provided for comments on the Bay Draft RMP/EIS to be received through January 5, 2007. Due to unforeseen circumstances, one of the key villages pwalker on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:15 Dec 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 Department of the Interior, National Park Service, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program. ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. 3507) and 5 CFR part 1320, Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements, the National Park Service (NPS) invites comments on a submitted request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve an extension of a currently approved information collection clearance (OMB #1024–0232). DATES: Public Comments on the information collection will be accepted on or before January 29, 2007. The Office of Management and Budget (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 comments by 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (OMB #0124– 0232), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, by fax at 202– 395–6566 or by electronic mail at oira_docket@omb.eop.gov please mail or hand carry a copy of your comments to Diane Miller, National Coordinator, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program, National Park Service, Midwest Regional Office, 601 Riverfront Drive, Omaha, Nebraska, 68102. If you wish to send a copy of PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 your comments by electronic mail, you may send them to diane_miller@nps.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR A COPY OF THE PACKAGE SUBMITTED FOR OMB REVIEW, CONTACT: Diane Miller, 402–661–1588 (diane_miller@nps.gov) or James Hill, 402–661–1590 (james_hill@nps.gov) at National Park Service, Midwest Regional Office, 601 Riverfront Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68102. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Law 105–203 authorizes the NPS to develop and administer the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom (Network), a nationwide collection of governmental and nongovernmental sites, facilities, and programs associated with the historic Underground Railroad movement. The NPS has developed the application process through which associated elements can be included in the Network The information collected will: (a) Verify associations to the Underground Railroad, (b) Measure minimum levels of standards for inclusion in the Network, and (c) Identify general needs for technical assistance. The purpose of the information collection is to evaluate sites, facilities, and programs that are applying for inclusion in the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. The information is used by the NPS to determine if candidates seeking inclusion in the Network meet the minimum criteria. Title: NPS National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Application. Bureau Form Number: n/a. OMB Number: 1024–0232. Expiration Date: 12/31/2006. Type of request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Description of need: The NPS has identified guidelines and criteria for associated elements to qualify for the Network. The application form documents sizes, programs, and facilities and demonstrates that they meet the criteria established for inclusion. The documentation will be incorporated into a database that will be available to the general public for information purposes. The proposed information to be collected regarding these sites, facilities, and programs is not available from existing records, sources, or observations. Automated data collection: Respondents must verify associations and characteristics through descriptive texts that are the results of historical research. Evaluations are based on E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 250 / Friday, December 29, 2006 / Notices pwalker on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES subjective analysis of the information provided, which often includes copies of rare documents and photographs. Much of the information is submitted in electronic format, but at the present time, it is not practicable to gather all of the required information electronically. Descriptive of respondents: The affected publics are State, tribal, and local governments, Federal agencies, businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals throughout the United States. Nominations to the Network are voluntary. Estimated average annual number of respondents: 70. Estimated average annual number of responses: 70. Estimated average burden hours per response: 15. Estimated frequency of response: once per respondent. Estimated annual reporting burden: 1050 hours. There were no public comments received as a result of publishing in theFederal Register a 60-day notice [published October 12, 2006 (71 FR 60180)] of intention to renew clearance of this information collection. Comments from seven respondents were collected from a small sample of present and potential applicants to the program. Three comments regarded making downloading the form from our Web site earlier. With applicants, we address this problem by sending the form electronically. upon request. One comment regarded the complexity of requirements and instructions; we address this issue by electronically sending a sample or samples of successful applications to potential applicants when they inform use of their intent to apply. The comments from the public outreach did not affect our estimate of the public burden. The public now has a second opportunity to comment. Comments are invited on (1) The need for the information including whether the information has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of this reporting burden estimate; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques of other forms of information technology. All comments will become a matter of public record. Doris Lowery, NPS Information Collection Clearance Officer, Washington Administrative Program Center. [FR Doc. 06–9946 Filed 12–27–06; 11:52 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:15 Dec 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service 30-Day Notice of Submission to OMB of Request for Extension of Information Collection Number 1024– 0026; Opportunity for Public Comment National Park Service, Interior. Notice of submission to OMB and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Under the Provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. 3507) and 5 CFR part 1320 Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements, the National Park Service (NPS) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of three (3) information collection forms and relevant NPS regulations currently approved under OMB control number 1024–0026 that are associated with permits pertaining to special public uses of NPS-managed lands. DATES: Public comments on this request must be received by January 29, 2007 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Desk Officer for the Interior Department, OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, via facsimile to 202– 395–6566, or by e-mail to OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. Please send a copy of your comments to Leonard Stowe, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW. (2605), Washington, DC 20240 or by e-mail to Leonard_Stowe@nps.gov. Lee Dickinson, Special Park Uses Program Manager, National Park Service at 202– 513–7092 or by e-mail at Lee_Dickinson@nps.gov. Copies of the permit application forms may be obtained from the Internet at: http:// www.nps.gov/policy/DOrders/ Permitforms.pdf. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Under NPS regulations, the information gathered is used to determined the presence or absence of derogation of the resource and allow the park manager to make a valued judgment as to whether or not to allow the requested permit. The uses considered under these permit applications generally include but are not limited to special events, filming and photography, and grazing in parks where such activity is authorized by law. (1) Title: Special Park Use Applications (Portions of 36 CFR 1–7, 3, 20, 34). (2) NPS Form Numbers: 10–930, 10– 931, 10–932. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78459 (3) OMB Control Number: 1024–0026. (4) Current Expiration Date: December 31, 2006. (5) Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. (6) Description of Applicants: Individuals, not-for-profit institutions, for-profit business. (7) Estimated Annual Number of Applicants: 18,600. (8) Estimated Annual Number of Submissions: 18,600. (9) Estimated Total Annual Burden: 11,150 hours. (10) Non-hour cost of $50 per submission for filing fee. Public comments were received a during a 60-day public comment period (71 FR 61069) that closed December 18, 2006. One commenter requested a copy of the entire Information Collection Request associated with the FR notice. The second commenter requested that information on the types of activities permitted through special park use permits be available to the public. No changes were made to the information collection renewal request as a result of these comments. The public has a second opportunity to submit comments at this time, as to: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the bureau, 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. All comments will become a matter of public record. Davis Lowery Acting NPS Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–9947 Filed 12–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


30-Day Federal Register Notice of Submission of Network to 
Freedom Application Package to Office of Management and Budget; 
Opportunity for Public Comment

AGENCY: Department of the Interior, National Park Service, National 
Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program.

ACTION:  Notice of submission to OMB and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3507) and 5 CFR part 1320, Reporting and 
Recordkeeping Requirements, the National Park Service (NPS) invites 
comments on a submitted request to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) to approve an extension of a currently approved information 
collection clearance (OMB 1024-0232).

DATES: Public Comments on the information collection will be accepted 
on or before January 29, 2007.
    The Office of Management and Budget (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 
comments by 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal 
Register.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior (OMB 0124-0232), Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, by fax at 202-395-6566 or by 
electronic mail at oira_docket@omb.eop.gov please mail or hand carry a 
copy of your comments to Diane Miller, National Coordinator, National 
Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program, National Park Service, 
Midwest Regional Office, 601 Riverfront Drive, Omaha, Nebraska, 68102. 
If you wish to send a copy of your comments by electronic mail, you may 
send them to diane_miller@nps.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR A COPY OF THE PACKAGE SUBMITTED FOR OMB 
REVIEW, CONTACT: Diane Miller, 402-661-1588 (diane_miller@nps.gov) or 
James Hill, 402-661-1590 (james_hill@nps.gov) at National Park 
Service, Midwest Regional Office, 601 Riverfront Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 
68102.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Law 105-203 authorizes the NPS to 
develop and administer the National Underground Railroad Network to 
Freedom (Network), a nationwide collection of governmental and 
nongovernmental sites, facilities, and programs associated with the 
historic Underground Railroad movement. The NPS has developed the 
application process through which associated elements can be included 
in the Network The information collected will: (a) Verify associations 
to the Underground Railroad, (b) Measure minimum levels of standards 
for inclusion in the Network, and (c) Identify general needs for 
technical assistance.
    The purpose of the information collection is to evaluate sites, 
facilities, and programs that are applying for inclusion in the 
National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. The information is 
used by the NPS to determine if candidates seeking inclusion in the 
Network meet the minimum criteria.
    Title: NPS National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom 
Application.
    Bureau Form Number: n/a.
    OMB Number: 1024-0232.
    Expiration Date: 12/31/2006.
    Type of request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Description of need: The NPS has identified guidelines and criteria 
for associated elements to qualify for the Network. The application 
form documents sizes, programs, and facilities and demonstrates that 
they meet the criteria established for inclusion. The documentation 
will be incorporated into a database that will be available to the 
general public for information purposes. The proposed information to be 
collected regarding these sites, facilities, and programs is not 
available from existing records, sources, or observations.
    Automated data collection: Respondents must verify associations and 
characteristics through descriptive texts that are the results of 
historical research. Evaluations are based on

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subjective analysis of the information provided, which often includes 
copies of rare documents and photographs. Much of the information is 
submitted in electronic format, but at the present time, it is not 
practicable to gather all of the required information electronically.
    Descriptive of respondents: The affected publics are State, tribal, 
and local governments, Federal agencies, businesses, non-profit 
organizations, and individuals throughout the United States. 
Nominations to the Network are voluntary.
    Estimated average annual number of respondents: 70.
    Estimated average annual number of responses: 70.
    Estimated average burden hours per response: 15.
    Estimated frequency of response: once per respondent.
    Estimated annual reporting burden: 1050 hours.
    There were no public comments received as a result of publishing in 
theFederal Register a 60-day notice [published October 12, 2006 (71 FR 
60180)] of intention to renew clearance of this information collection. 
Comments from seven respondents were collected from a small sample of 
present and potential applicants to the program. Three comments 
regarded making downloading the form from our Web site earlier. With 
applicants, we address this problem by sending the form electronically. 
upon request. One comment regarded the complexity of requirements and 
instructions; we address this issue by electronically sending a sample 
or samples of successful applications to potential applicants when they 
inform use of their intent to apply.
    The comments from the public outreach did not affect our estimate 
of the public burden. The public now has a second opportunity to 
comment.
    Comments are invited on (1) The need for the information including 
whether the information has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of this 
reporting burden estimate; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected on respondents, 
including the use of automated collection techniques of other forms of 
information technology.
    All comments will become a matter of public record.

Doris Lowery,
NPS Information Collection Clearance Officer, Washington Administrative 
Program Center.
[FR Doc. 06-9946 Filed 12-27-06; 11:52 am]
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