30 Day Notice of Submission to the Office of Management and Budget; Opportunity for Public Comment, 34721-34722 [07-3094]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 121 / Monday, June 25, 2007 / Notices will be accepted on or before July 25, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (OMB number 1024–0245), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, by fax at 202/395–6566, or by electronic mail at oira_docket@omb.eop.gov. Please also send a copy of your comments to Lieutenant Dennis Maroney, Assistant Commander, Human Resource Office, United States Park Police, 1100 Ohio Drive, SW., Washington, DC 20024, via fax at 202/619–7479, or via e-mail at Dennis_Maroney@nps.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Dennis Maroney, Assistant Commander Human Resources Office, United States Park Police (USPP), 1100 Ohio Drive, SW., Washington, DC 20024, via fax at 202/619–7479, or via e-mail at Dennis_Maroney@nps.gov, or via telephone at 202/619–7413. You are entitled to a copy of the entire ICR package free-of-charge. Comments Received on the 60-Day Federal Register Notice: The NPS published the 60-Day Federal Register Notice to solicit comments on this ICR on April 16, 2007 (Vol. 72, pages 19019– 19020). There were no public comments received as a result of publishing this 60-Day Federal Register Notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: United States Park Police Personal History Statements Questionnaire. Form Number: USPP Form 1. OMB Number: 1024–0245. Expiration Date: June 20, 2007. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Description of need: Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, section 5.2; Title 5, United States Code, sections 1302, 1304, and 3301; sections 8(b), 8(c), and 9(c) of Executive Order 10450; Title 42, United States Code, section 2455; and Title 22, United States Code, sections 1434 and 2585, established investigative standards for all United States Government civilian and military personnel. The position of a Police Officer in the USPP is critical sensitive. The purpose of the USPP Personal History Statement Questionnaire is to collect detailed information that will be used principally as a basis for an investigation to determine suitable applicants for the position of a USPP Officer. This information has an impact on individuals that apply to the position of a USPP Officer. The NPS uses the information that is collected to hire adequately screened applicants for the VerDate Aug<31>2005 23:08 Jun 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 position of a USPP Officer. The obligation to respond is required to obtain or retain benefits. 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. 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. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Description of Respondents: Individuals seeking employment to the position of a United States Park Police Officer. Estimated average number of respondents: 600 per year. Estimated average number of responses: 600 per year. Frequency of response: Once per respondent. Estimated average time burden per respondent: 8 hours per respondent. Estimated total annual reporting burden: 4,800 hours per year. Dated: June 18, 2007. Leonard E. Stowe, NPS, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–3093 Filed 06–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–JU–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service 30 Day Notice of Submission to the Office of Management and Budget; Opportunity for Public Comment National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice 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 Record Keeping Requirements, the National Park Service (NPS) invites public comments on an extension of a PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34721 currently approved collection of information (OMB number 1024–0022). DATES: Public comments on this Information Collection Request (ICR) will be accepted on or before July 25, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (OMB number 1024–0022), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, by fax at 202/395–6566, or by electronic mail at oira_docket@omb.eop.gov. Please also send a copy of your comments to Lee Dickinson, Special Park Uses Program Manager, NPS, 1849 C St., NW., (2460), Washington, DC 20240, or electronically at Lee_Dickinson@nps.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lee Dickinson, Special Park Uses Program Manager, NPS, 1849 C St., NW. (2460), Washington, DC 20240, or via phone at 202/513–7092, or via e-mail at Lee_Dickinson@nps.gov. Copies of this form may be obtained from the Internet at http://www.nps.gov/policy/DOrders/ BUP.pdf or by contacting Lee at the address above. You are entitled to a copy of the entire ICR package free of charge. Comments received on the 60-day Federal Register Notice: The NPS published a 60-Day Notice to solicit public comments on this ICR in the Federal Register on March 8, 2007 (Vol. 72, page 10555). The comment period closed on May 7, 2007. No comments were received. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Backcountry Use Permit (36 CFR 1.5, 1.6, and 2.10). Form Number: 10–404A. OMB Number: 1024–0022. Expiration Date: 6/30/07. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Description of Need: In 1976, the NPS initiated a backcountry registration system in accordance with the regulations found at 36 CFR 1.5, 1.6 and 2.10. The objective of the backcountry use permit system is to provide users access to backcountry areas of national parks with continuing opportunities for solitude, while enhancing resource protection and providing a means of disseminating public safety messages regarding backcountry travel. NPS backcountry program managers, by designating access routes and overnight camping locations, can redistribute campers in response to user impact, high fire danger, flood or wind hazard, bear activity, or other situations that may temporarily close a portion of the backcountry. The NPS may also use the permit system as a means of E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 34722 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 121 / Monday, June 25, 2007 / Notices ensuring that each backcountry user receives up-to-date information on backcountry sanitation procedures, food storage, wildlife activity, trail conditions, and weather projections so that concerns for visitor safety are met. The Backcountry Use Permit is an extension of the NPS statutory authority responsibility to protect the park areas it administers and to manage the public use thereof (16 U.S.C. Sections 1 and 3). NPS regulations codified in 36 CFR Parts 1 through 7, 12 and 13, are designed to implement statutory mandates that provide for resource protection and public enjoyment. The Backcountry Use Permit is the primary form used to provide access into NPS backcountry areas including those areas that require a reservation to enter where use limits are imposed in accordance with other NPS regulations. Such permitting enhances the ability of the NPS to education users on potential hazards, search and rescue efforts, and resource protection. 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. 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. Frequency of collection: On occasion. Description of Respondents: Individuals wishing to use backcountry areas within national parks. Estimated average number of respondents: 285,000 per year. Estimated average number of responses: 285,000 per year. Estimated average time burden per respondent: 5 minutes per respondent. Frequency of response: 1 time per respondent. Estimated total annual reporting burden: 23,750 hours per year. VerDate Aug<31>2005 23:08 Jun 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 Dated: June 18, 2007. Leonard E. Stowe, NPS, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–3094 Filed 6–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–53–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service 30-Day Notice of Submission of Study Package to the Office of Management and Budget; Opportunity for Public Comment Department of the Interior, National Park Service. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 [44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D)] and 5 CFR Part 1320, Reporting and Record keeping Requirements, the National Park Service (NPS) invites public comments on a revision of a currently approved collection of information (OMB number 1024–0236). DATES: Public comments on this Information Collection Request (ICR) will be accepted on or before July 25, 2007. ADDRESSES: Youb may submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (OMB number 1024–0236), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, by fax at 202/395–6566 or by electronic mail at oira_docket@omb.eop.gov. Please also send a copy of your comments to Dr. John G. Dennis, Natural Resources (MIB 3130), NPS, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240, or electronically at WASO_NRSS_researchcoll@nps.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. John G. Dennis, Natural Resources (MIB 3130), NPS, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240; or via phone at 202/513–7174; or via fax at 202/371– 2131, or via e-mail at WASO_NRSS_researchcoll@nps.gov. You are entitled to a copy of the entire ICR package free of charge. Comments Received on the 60-Day Federal Register Notice: The NPS published the 60-Day Federal Register Notice to solicit public comments on this ICR on March 8, 2007 (Vol. 72, pages 10553–10554). NPS also contacted by e-mail 3,588 non-Federal and Federal permittees and permit applicants who were active in calendar years 2006 and 2007, posted on the RPRS Web site notice of the availability of this review opportunity, and sent an internal PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 memorandum to the NPS Natural Resource Advisory Group to solicit comments from the members of that group. The NPS received 13 responses from the public in response to the 60-day Federal Register Notice and subsequent e-mail messages requesting comments. These responses provided a diversity of thoughts, including (1) The requested information and time needed to fill out the forms are reasonable; (2) the on-line application process is efficient and straightforward; (3) the forms and the ability to access on-line and report online make the application and compliance process very easy; (4) the park review and decision process is difficult and onerous; (5) too much documentation is required; (6) having each park make its own permit decision is unnecessarily piecemeal, arbitrary, and burdensome; and (7) it is difficult to figure out how to submit ‘‘things’’. Five respondents specifically addressed the education application and permit, saying that it would have benefits or offering ideas about what types of education activities should receive specific types of consideration, such as simplifying the application process, how to treat specimen collections, allowing for different treatment for different types of activities, offering the ability to change the program leader without reissuing a permit, and offering a fee waiver for permitted education activities. Several respondents discussed matters outside this request for review, including urging NPS to change its collections ownership procedure and requesting the NPS to issue permits on a Servicewide, rather than park basis. The NPS found that these comments did not indicate any clear reasons for changing any of the three forms, so the NPS will request to OMB that the three forms be renewed without change. The NPS plans to use the information contained in many of the comments when it develops new guidance material for the Science Education Permit Application, and revises existing guidance material for the Scientific Research and Collecting Permit Application. Actual NPS and researcher use of the Internet-based system over the past three years has yielded few complaints and has earned a number of kudos. This use also has yielded suggestions from both respondents and government employees for making the information collection forms or software more efficient or more usable. These suggestions have been accumulated and some have been incorporated through ongoing software and technical support E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 121 (Monday, June 25, 2007)]
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[Pages 34721-34722]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-3094]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


30 Day Notice of Submission to the 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: 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 
Record Keeping Requirements, the National Park Service (NPS) invites 
public comments on an extension of a currently approved collection of 
information (OMB number 1024-0022).

DATES: Public comments on this Information Collection Request (ICR) 
will be accepted on or before July 25, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior (OMB number 1024-0022), Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, by fax at 202/395-6566, or by 
electronic mail at oira_docket@omb.eop.gov. Please also send a copy of 
your comments to Lee Dickinson, Special Park Uses Program Manager, NPS, 
1849 C St., NW., (2460), Washington, DC 20240, or electronically at 
Lee--Dickinson@nps.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lee Dickinson, Special Park Uses 
Program Manager, NPS, 1849 C St., NW. (2460), Washington, DC 20240, or 
via phone at 202/513-7092, or via e-mail at Lee--Dickinson@nps.gov. 
Copies of this form may be obtained from the Internet at http://
www.nps.gov/policy/DOrders/BUP.pdf or by contacting Lee at the address 
above. You are entitled to a copy of the entire ICR package free of 
charge.
    Comments received on the 60-day Federal Register Notice: The NPS 
published a 60-Day Notice to solicit public comments on this ICR in the 
Federal Register on March 8, 2007 (Vol. 72, page 10555). The comment 
period closed on May 7, 2007. No comments were received.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Backcountry Use Permit (36 CFR 1.5, 1.6, and 2.10).
    Form Number: 10-404A.
    OMB Number: 1024-0022.
    Expiration Date: 6/30/07.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Need: In 1976, the NPS initiated a backcountry 
registration system in accordance with the regulations found at 36 CFR 
1.5, 1.6 and 2.10. The objective of the backcountry use permit system 
is to provide users access to backcountry areas of national parks with 
continuing opportunities for solitude, while enhancing resource 
protection and providing a means of disseminating public safety 
messages regarding backcountry travel.
    NPS backcountry program managers, by designating access routes and 
overnight camping locations, can redistribute campers in response to 
user impact, high fire danger, flood or wind hazard, bear activity, or 
other situations that may temporarily close a portion of the 
backcountry. The NPS may also use the permit system as a means of

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ensuring that each backcountry user receives up-to-date information on 
backcountry sanitation procedures, food storage, wildlife activity, 
trail conditions, and weather projections so that concerns for visitor 
safety are met.
    The Backcountry Use Permit is an extension of the NPS statutory 
authority responsibility to protect the park areas it administers and 
to manage the public use thereof (16 U.S.C. Sections 1 and 3). NPS 
regulations codified in 36 CFR Parts 1 through 7, 12 and 13, are 
designed to implement statutory mandates that provide for resource 
protection and public enjoyment. The Backcountry Use Permit is the 
primary form used to provide access into NPS backcountry areas 
including those areas that require a reservation to enter where use 
limits are imposed in accordance with other NPS regulations. Such 
permitting enhances the ability of the NPS to education users on 
potential hazards, search and rescue efforts, and resource protection.
    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. 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.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals wishing to use backcountry 
areas within national parks.
    Estimated average number of respondents: 285,000 per year.
    Estimated average number of responses: 285,000 per year.
    Estimated average time burden per respondent: 5 minutes per 
respondent.
    Frequency of response: 1 time per respondent.
    Estimated total annual reporting burden: 23,750 hours per year.

    Dated: June 18, 2007.
Leonard E. Stowe,
NPS, Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 07-3094 Filed 6-22-07; 8:45 am]
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