Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request, 65592 [07-5762]

Download as PDF 65592 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 21, 2007 / Notices Council meets to consider wetland acquisition, restoration, enhancement, and management projects for recommendation to, and final funding approval by, the Commission. Proposal due dates, application instructions, and eligibility requirements are available on the NAWCA Web site at http:// birdhabitat.fws.gov. Proposals require a minimum of 50 percent non-Federal matching funds. The Council will consider U.S. Standard and Mexican grant proposals at the meeting. The tentative date for the Commission meeting is March 12, 2008. Dated: November 13, 2007. Pamela Matthes, Acting Assistant Director—Migratory Birds. [FR Doc. E7–22794 Filed 11–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of a new information collection. AGENCY: SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we will submit to OMB a new information collection request (ICR) for approval of the paperwork requirements for the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, Cooperative Agreements Program (NSDI CAP). To submit a proposal for the NSDI CAP three standard OMB forms and project narrative must be completed and submitted via on Grants.gov. This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these forms. The forms are available at http://www07.grants.gov/agencies/ approved_standard_forms.jsp and the NSDI CAP project narrative guidance is available at http://www.fgdc.gov/grants/ 2008CAP/ 2008CAPSolicitation_ver6.doc. Submit written comments by January 22, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection to the Department of the Interior, USGS, via: • Email atravnic@usgs.gov. Use Information Collection Number 1028– NEW, NSDI CAP in the subject line. • FAX: (703) 648–7069. Use Information Collection Number 1028– NEW, NSDI CAP in the subject line. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:19 Nov 20, 2007 Jkt 214001 • Mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the Interior; USGS Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 807 National Center, Reston, VA 20192. Please reference Information Collection 1028–NEW, NSDI CAP in your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brigitta Urban-Mathieux. 703–648– 5175. Copies of the forms can be obtained at no cost at http:// www.reginfo.gov, or by contacting the USGS clearance officer at the phone number list below. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: National Spatial Data Infrastructure Cooperative Agreements Program (NSDI CAP). OMB Control Number: 1028–NEW NSDI CAP. Form Number: Standard Form 424 Application for Federal Assistance, Standard Form 424A Budget Information Non-Construction Programs, and Standard Form 424B Assurances Non-Construction Programs, and Project narrative guidance posted on Grants.gov. Abstract: Respondents are submitting proposals to acquire funding for projects to help build the infrastructure necessary for the geospatial data community to effectively discover, access, share, manage, and use digital geographic data. The NSDI consists of the technologies, policies, organizations, and people necessary to promote costeffective production, and the ready availability and greater utilization of geospatial data among a variety of sectors, disciplines, and communities. Specific NSDI areas of emphasis include: metadata documentation, clearinghouse establishment, framework development, standards implementation, and geographic information system (GIS) organizational coordination. 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.’’ Responses are voluntary. No questions of a ‘‘sensitive’’ nature are asked. We intend to release the project abstracts and primary investigators for awarded/ funded projects only. Frequency: Annually. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 80 proposals are submitted by individuals involved in the area of geospatial science. PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Number of Responses: 80. Annual Burden Hours: 1280. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: We estimate the public reporting burden averages 8 to 16 hours per response. This includes the time for reviewing instructions, developing the proposal, and completing and reviewing the information. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: We have not identified any ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this collection of information. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and you are not required to respond to, 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) (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) 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. To comply with the public consultation process, we publish this Federal Register notice announcing that we will submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day public comment period. USGS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Alfred Travnicek, 703–648–7231. Dated: November 14, 2007. Ivan DeLoatch, Staff Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee, Geospatial Information Coodination Office. [FR Doc. 07–5762 Filed 11–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–M E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey


Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

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

ACTION: Notice of a new information collection.

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SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we 
are notifying the public that we will submit to OMB a new information 
collection request (ICR) for approval of the paperwork requirements for 
the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, Cooperative Agreements 
Program (NSDI CAP). To submit a proposal for the NSDI CAP three 
standard OMB forms and project narrative must be completed and 
submitted via on Grants.gov. This notice provides the public an 
opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these forms. The 
forms are available at http://www07.grants.gov/agencies/approved_
standard_forms.jsp and the NSDI CAP project narrative guidance is 
available at http://www.fgdc.gov/grants/2008CAP/2008CAPSolicitation_
ver6.doc.

DATES: Submit written comments by January 22, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection to 
the Department of the Interior, USGS, via:
     Email atravnic@usgs.gov. Use Information Collection Number 
1028-NEW, NSDI CAP in the subject line.
     FAX: (703) 648-7069. Use Information Collection Number 
1028-NEW, NSDI CAP in the subject line.
     Mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the 
Interior; USGS Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 807 National 
Center, Reston, VA 20192. Please reference Information Collection 1028-
NEW, NSDI CAP in your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brigitta Urban-Mathieux. 703-648-5175. 
Copies of the forms can be obtained at no cost at http://
www.reginfo.gov, or by contacting the USGS clearance officer at the 
phone number list below.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: National Spatial Data Infrastructure Cooperative Agreements 
Program (NSDI CAP).
    OMB Control Number: 1028-NEW NSDI CAP.
    Form Number: Standard Form 424 Application for Federal Assistance, 
Standard Form 424A Budget Information Non-Construction Programs, and 
Standard Form 424B Assurances Non-Construction Programs, and Project 
narrative guidance posted on Grants.gov.
    Abstract: Respondents are submitting proposals to acquire funding 
for projects to help build the infrastructure necessary for the 
geospatial data community to effectively discover, access, share, 
manage, and use digital geographic data. The NSDI consists of the 
technologies, policies, organizations, and people necessary to promote 
cost-effective production, and the ready availability and greater 
utilization of geospatial data among a variety of sectors, disciplines, 
and communities. Specific NSDI areas of emphasis include: metadata 
documentation, clearinghouse establishment, framework development, 
standards implementation, and geographic information system (GIS) 
organizational coordination.
    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.'' Responses are voluntary. No questions of a 
``sensitive'' nature are asked. We intend to release the project 
abstracts and primary investigators for awarded/funded projects only.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 80 
proposals are submitted by individuals involved in the area of 
geospatial science.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 80.
    Annual Burden Hours: 1280.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: We 
estimate the public reporting burden averages 8 to 16 hours per 
response. This includes the time for reviewing instructions, developing 
the proposal, and completing and reviewing the information.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: We 
have not identified any ``non-hour cost'' burdens associated with this 
collection of information.
    Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) 
provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and you are not 
required to respond to, 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) (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) 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.
    To comply with the public consultation process, we publish this 
Federal Register notice announcing that we will submit this ICR to OMB 
for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day public comment 
period.
    USGS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Alfred Travnicek, 
703-648-7231.

    Dated: November 14, 2007.
Ivan DeLoatch,
Staff Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee, Geospatial 
Information Coodination Office.
[FR Doc. 07-5762 Filed 11-20-07; 8:45 am]
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