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Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 106 / Monday, June 4, 2007 / Notices Background The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), requires the development of recovery plans for listed species unless such a plan would not promote the conservation of a particular species. Section 4(f) of the Act, as amended in 1988, requires that public notice and an opportunity for public review and comment be provided during recovery plan development. On April 12, 2006, we published a notice of document availability in the Federal Register announcing the availability for public review of the draft Recovery Plan (71 FR 18767). We accepted public comments through June 12, 2006. We also conducted peer review at this time. We received six letters of comment during the comment period. Based on this input, we revised and finalized the Recovery Plan. The Recovery Plan describes the status, current management, recovery objectives and criteria, and specific actions needed to recover and delist the threatened Chiricahua leopard frog. The Recovery Plan was developed by a recovery team, including a Technical Subgroup and three Stakeholders Subgroups, in coordination with the Service. The Technical Subgroup included experts on the species, conservation biology, and other relevant topics. The Stakeholders Subgroups included land owners and managers, agency representatives, ranchers, the mining industry, environmental organizations, herpetologists, and other interested parties. The Chiricahua leopard frog is an inhabitant of a variety of valley and montane aquatic habitats, such as springs, pools, cattle tanks, lakes, reservoirs, streams, and rivers. The frog has disappeared from more than 80 percent of its historical localities due to threats including predation by nonnative organisms, especially American bullfrogs, fishes, and crayfish; the fungal disease chytridiomycosis; drought; floods; degradation and loss of habitat as a result of water diversions, groundwater pumping, and livestock management that has or continues to degrade frog habitats; a long history of fire suppression, mining, development, and other human activities; disruption of metapopulation dynamics; increased chance of extirpation or extinction resulting from small numbers of populations and individuals existing in dynamic environments; and probably environmental contamination (such as runoff from mining operations and airborne contaminants from copper smelters). VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:34 Jun 01, 2007 Jkt 211001 Actions needed to recover the Chiricahua leopard frog include protection of existing populations and occupied habitats, creation or restoration of additional habitats and populations, control of non-native predators and minimizing spread of disease, monitoring of the recovery effort and frog populations, research that will facilitate better and more efficient recovery, and adaptive management. The Recovery Plan provides delisting criteria for the species that will indicate the species is no longer threatened with extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. When the following criteria have been met, the species may be considered for removal from the List of Threatened and Endangered Wildlife: (1) At least two metapopulations located in different drainages plus at least one isolated and robust population in each recovery unit exhibit long-term persistence and stability as demonstrated by a scientifically acceptable population monitoring program; (2) Aquatic breeding habitats necessary for persistence of metapopulations and isolated populations are protected and managed; (3) Additional habitat needed for population connectivity, recolonization, and dispersal is protected and managed; and (4) Threats and causes of decline have been reduced or eliminated, and commitments of long-term management are in place in each recovery unit such that the Chiricahua leopard frog is unlikely to need protection under the Act in the foreseeable future. Authority The authority for this action is Section 4(f) of the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1533(f). Dated: March 14, 2007. Benjamin N. Toggle, Regional Director, Region 2, Albuquerque, New Mexico. [FR Doc. E7–10674 Filed 6–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of extension of an information collection (1028–0070). AGENCY: SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30821 (PRA), USGS is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the Consolidated Consumers’ Report, Form 9–4117MA. DATES: Submit written comments by August 3, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods listed below. Please use the Information Collection Number 1028–0070 as an identifier in your message. • E-mail USGS at atravnic@usgs.gov. Identify with Information Collection Number 1028–0070 in the subject line. • Fax: 703–648–6821. Identify with Information Collection Number 1028– 0070. • Mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the Interior; U.S. Geological Survey; Attention: Alfred Travnicek; 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS–807; Reston, Virginia 20192. Please reference ‘‘Information Collection 1028– 0070’’ in your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Imogene Bynum, Data Collection and Coordination Section, Minerals Information Team at (703) 648–7960. You may also contact Imogene Bynum to obtain a copy, at no cost, of Form 9– 4117MA. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Consolidated Consumers’ Report, Form 9–4117MA. OMB Control Number: 1028–0070. Abstract: Respondents supply the U.S. Geological Survey with domestic consumption data of 12 metals and ferroalloys, some of which are considered strategic and critical. This information will be published as chapters in Minerals Yearbooks, monthly Mineral Industry Surveys, annual Mineral Commodity Summaries, and special publications, for use by Government agencies, industry, education programs, and the general public. We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2) and under regulations at 30 CFR 250.197, ‘‘Data and information to be made available to the public or for limited inspection.’’ No items of a sensitive nature are collected. Responses are voluntary. We intend to release data collected on Form 9– 4117MA only in a summary format that is not company-specific. Frequency: Monthly and Annually. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: 397 consumers of ferrous E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 30822 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 106 / Monday, June 4, 2007 / Notices and related metals. Respondents are canvassed for one frequency period only (e.g., monthly respondents are not canvassed annually). Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: The currently approved ‘‘hour’’ burden for Form 9–4117MA is 1,709 hours. We estimate the public reporting burden averages 45 minutes per response. This includes the time for reviewing instructions, gathering and maintaining data, and completing and reviewing the information. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: We have identified no ‘‘nonhour cost ’’ burden associated with Form 9–4116MA. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control 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 your purchase to prepare for collecting information, monitoring, and VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:34 Jun 01, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 Policy: Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. USGS Information Collection Clearance Office: Alfred Travnicek (703) 648–7231. Dated: May 29, 2007. John H. DeYoung, Jr., Chief Scientist, Minerals Information Team. [FR Doc. 07–2735 Filed 6–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park; Notice of Public Meeting Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Advisory Commission will be held at 9:30 a.m., on Friday, June 22, 2007, at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Headquarters, 1850 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740. DATES: Friday, June 22, 2007. ADDRESSES: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Headquarters, 1850 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Brandt, Superintendent, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Historical Park, 1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740, Telephone: (301) 714–2201. The Commission was established by Public Law 91–664 to meet and consult with the Secretary of the Interior on general policies and specific matters related to the administration and development of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. The members of the Commission are as follows: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Mrs. Sheila Rabb Weidenfeld, Chairperson Mr. Charles J. Weir Mr. Barry A. Passett Mr. James G. McCleaf II Mr. John A. Ziegler Mrs. Mary E. Woodward Mrs. Donna Printz Mrs. Ferial S. Bishop Ms. Nancy C. Long Mrs. Jo Reynolds Dr. James H. Gilford Brother James Kirkpatrick Ms. Mary Ann D. Moen Dr. George E. Lewis, Jr. Mr. Charles D. McElrath Ms. Patricia Schooley Mr. Jack Reeder Ms. Merrily Pierce Topics that will be presented during the meeting include: 1. Update on park operations. 2. Update on major construction/ development projects. 3.Update on partnership projects. 4. Subcommittee Reports. The meeting will be open to the public. Any member of the public may file with the Commission a written statement concerning the matters to be discussued. Persons wishing further information concerning this meeting, or who wish to submit written statements, may contact Kevin Brandt, Superintendent, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. Minutes of the meeting will be available for public inspection six weeks after the meeting at Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Headquarters, 1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740. Dated: May 14, 2007. Kevin D. Brandt, Superintendent, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. [FR Doc. 07–2751 Filed 6–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–60–M E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of extension of an information collection (1028-0070).

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SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), USGS 
is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. 
The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork 
requirements in the Consolidated Consumers' Report, Form 9-4117MA.

DATES: Submit written comments by August 3, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods 
listed below. Please use the Information Collection Number 1028-0070 as 
an identifier in your message.
     E-mail USGS at atravnic@usgs.gov. Identify with 
Information Collection Number 1028-0070 in the subject line.
     Fax: 703-648-6821. Identify with Information Collection 
Number 1028-0070.
     Mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the 
Interior; U.S. Geological Survey; Attention: Alfred Travnicek; 12201 
Sunrise Valley Drive, MS-807; Reston, Virginia 20192. Please reference 
``Information Collection 1028-0070'' in your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Imogene Bynum, Data Collection and 
Coordination Section, Minerals Information Team at (703) 648-7960. You 
may also contact Imogene Bynum to obtain a copy, at no cost, of Form 9-
4117MA.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Consolidated Consumers' Report, Form 9-4117MA.
    OMB Control Number: 1028-0070.
    Abstract: Respondents supply the U.S. Geological Survey with 
domestic consumption data of 12 metals and ferroalloys, some of which 
are considered strategic and critical. This information will be 
published as chapters in Minerals Yearbooks, monthly Mineral Industry 
Surveys, annual Mineral Commodity Summaries, and special publications, 
for use by Government agencies, industry, education programs, and the 
general public.
    We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary 
under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its 
implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2) and under regulations at 30 
CFR 250.197, ``Data and information to be made available to the public 
or for limited inspection.'' No items of a sensitive nature are 
collected. Responses are voluntary. We intend to release data collected 
on Form 9-4117MA only in a summary format that is not company-specific.
    Frequency: Monthly and Annually.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: 397 consumers of 
ferrous

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and related metals. Respondents are canvassed for one frequency period 
only (e.g., monthly respondents are not canvassed annually).
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: The 
currently approved ``hour'' burden for Form 9-4117MA is 1,709 hours. We 
estimate the public reporting burden averages 45 minutes per response. 
This includes the time for reviewing instructions, gathering and 
maintaining data, and completing and reviewing the information.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' 
Burden: We have identified no ``non-hour cost '' burden associated with 
Form 9-4116MA.
    Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) 
provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control 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 ``non-hour 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 your 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 Policy: Before including your address, phone number, 
e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your 
comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including your 
personal identifying information--may be made publicly available at any 
time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.
    USGS Information Collection Clearance Office: Alfred Travnicek 
(703) 648-7231.

    Dated: May 29, 2007.
John H. DeYoung, Jr.,
Chief Scientist, Minerals Information Team.
[FR Doc. 07-2735 Filed 6-1-07; 8:45 am]
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