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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 1 / Wednesday, January 2, 2008 / Notices suspicious activity reports from the public and disseminates this information to appropriate entities. Need: Titles 33 CFR 153.203, 40 CFR 263.30 and 264.56; and 49 CFR 171.15 mandates NRC to be the central place for the public to report all pollution spills. Title 33 CFR 101.305 mandates owners/operators of vessels or facilities required, have security plans report activities that may result in a Transportation Security Incident (TSI) and breaches of security to the NRC. Voluntary reports are also accepted. Respondents: Persons-in-charge of a vessel or onshore/offshore facility; owners or operators of vessels or facilities required to have security plans; and the public. Frequency: On occasion. Burden: The estimated burden has increased from 9,105 hours to 13,017 hours a year. Dated: December 21, 2007. D.T. Glenn, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology. [FR Doc. E7–25491 Filed 12–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment for Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge in Citrus County, Florida. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Fish and Wildlife Service intends to gather information necessary to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment for Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. This notice is furnished in compliance with the Service’s comprehensive conservation planning policy to advise other agencies and the public of our intentions, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to be considered in the planning process. DATES: To ensure consideration, comments must be received by March 3, 2008. A public scoping meeting will be held on February 6, 2008, from 6–10 p.m. The location of the meeting will be announced in the local media. ADDRESSES: Comments, questions, and requests for information should be sent to: Joyce Kleen, Wildlife Biologist, VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:07 Dec 31, 2007 Jkt 214001 Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, 1502 SE Kings Bay Drive, Crystal River, Florida 34429; Telephone: 352/563– 2088, Ext. 211; or electronic mail: joyce_kleen@fws.gov. You may find additional information concerning the refuge at the refuge’s Internet site: http: //www.fws.gov/crystalriver. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Joyce Kleen at the address in the ADDRESSES section. The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (16 U.S.C. 668dd–668ee), requires the Service to develop a comprehensive conservation plan for each national wildlife refuge. The purpose in developing a comprehensive conservation plan is to provide refuge managers with a 15-year strategy for achieving refuge purposes and contributing to the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System, consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal mandates, and Service policies. In addition to outlining broad management direction on conserving wildlife and their habitats, plans identify wildlifedependent recreational opportunities available to the public, including opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, wildlife photography, and environmental education and interpretation. Public input in this planning process is essential. Each unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System is established with specific purposes. These purposes are used to develop and prioritize management goals and objectives with the National Wildlife Refuge System mission, and to guide which public uses will occur on the refuge. The planning process is a means for the Service and the public to evaluate management goals and objectives for the best possible conservation efforts of this important wildlife habitat, while providing for wildlife-dependent recreation opportunities that are compatible with the refuge’s establishing purposes and the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System. A comprehensive conservation planning process will be conducted that will provide opportunities for Tribal, State, Federal, and local governments; non-governmental organizations; and the public to participate in issue scoping and comment. The Service invites anyone interested to respond to the following questions: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 203 1. What problems or issues do you want to see addressed in the comprehensive conservation plan? 2. What improvements would you recommend for Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge? The above questions have been provided for your optional use. You are not required to provide any information. The Planning Team developed these questions to gather information about individual issues and ideas concerning the refuge. The Planning Team will use comments it receives as part of the planning process; however, it will not reference individual comments or directly respond to them. Special mailings, newspaper articles, and other media outlets will be used to announce opportunities for input throughout the planning process. A public scoping meeting will be held in Crystal River, Florida, early in February 2008. The environmental review of this project will be conducted in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); NEPA regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508); and other appropriate Federal laws and regulations. All comments received become part of the official public record. 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. The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge is in the town of Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida. This 80-acre refuge is comprised of several islands and springs surrounded by the springfed waters of Kings Bay at the headwaters of the Crystal River. Refuge management activities focus on conserving and protecting the West Indian manatee and its habitat. The refuge’s warm water springs and nearby submerged vegetation provide essential winter habitat for about 20 percent of Florida’s manatee population. The refuge also provides habitat and protection for other wildlife species, including wading birds, raptors, alligators, and fish. It provides wildlifedependent recreation and environmental education for the public. Authority: This notice is published under the authority of the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, Public Law 105–57. E:\FR\FM\02JAN1.SGM 02JAN1 204 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 1 / Wednesday, January 2, 2008 / Notices Dated: November 14, 2007. Cynthia K. Dohner, Acting Regional Director. [FR Doc. E7–25541 Filed 12–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of an extension of an information collection (1028–0068). pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements for ‘‘Ferrous Metals Surveys, (13 USGS forms)’’. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this form. DATES: Submit written comments by February 1, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior via OMB e-mail: (OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov); or by fax: (202) 395–6566; and identify your submission with #1028–0068. Please submit a copy of your comments to the Department of the Interior, USGS, via: • E-mail: atravnic@usgs.gov. Use Information Collection Number 1028– 0068 in the subject line. • Fax: (703) 648–7069. Use Information Collection Number 1028– 0068 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 1028–0068 in your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott F. Sibley at (703) 648–4976. Copies of the full Information Collection Request and the forms can be obtained at no cost at http://www.reginfor.gov or by contacting the USGS clearance officer at the phone number listed below. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:55 Dec 31, 2007 Jkt 214001 Title: Ferrous Metals Surveys. OMB Control Number: 1028–0068. Form Number: Various (13 forms). Abstract: Respondents to this form 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.’’ Responses are voluntary. No questions of a ‘‘sensitive’’ nature are asked. We intend to release data collected on these forms only in a summary format that is not company-specific. Frequency: Monthly and Annually. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 1,307 consumers of ferrous and related metals. Respondents are canvasses for one frequency period (e.g., monthly respondents are not canvasses annually). Estimated Number of Responses: 2,979. Annual burden hours: 1,614. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: The currently approved ‘‘hour’’ burden for these forms is 1,614 hours. We estimated the public reporting burden averages 10 minutes to 1 hour per response. This includes the time for reviewing instructions, gathering and maintaining data, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 ion formation; (c) enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. To comply with the public consultation process, on September 28, 2007, we published a Federal Register notice (72 FR 55242) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day public comment period. We have received no comments in response to the notice. USGS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Alfred Travnicek, 70– 3–648–7231. Dated: December 7, 2007. John H. DeYoung, Jr., Chief Scientist, Minerals Information Team. [FR Doc. 07–6258 Filed 12–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AK–932–1430–ET; AA–50224] Public Land Order No. 7683; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6676; Alaska Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Public land order. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This order extends the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 6676 for an additional 20-year period. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 1 (Wednesday, January 2, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 203-204]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-25541]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service


Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan 
and environmental assessment for Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge 
in Citrus County, Florida.

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SUMMARY: The Fish and Wildlife Service intends to gather information 
necessary to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan and 
environmental assessment for Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. 
This notice is furnished in compliance with the Service's comprehensive 
conservation planning policy to advise other agencies and the public of 
our intentions, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope 
of issues to be considered in the planning process.

DATES: To ensure consideration, comments must be received by March 3, 
2008. A public scoping meeting will be held on February 6, 2008, from 
6-10 p.m. The location of the meeting will be announced in the local 
media.

ADDRESSES: Comments, questions, and requests for information should be 
sent to: Joyce Kleen, Wildlife Biologist, Crystal River National 
Wildlife Refuge, 1502 SE Kings Bay Drive, Crystal River, Florida 34429; 
Telephone: 352/563-2088, Ext. 211; or electronic mail: joyce_
kleen@fws.gov. You may find additional information concerning the 
refuge at the refuge's Internet site: http: //www.fws.gov/crystalriver.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Joyce Kleen at the address in the 
ADDRESSES section.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Wildlife Refuge System 
Administration Act of 1966, as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge 
System Improvement Act of 1997 (16 U.S.C. 668dd-668ee), requires the 
Service to develop a comprehensive conservation plan for each national 
wildlife refuge. The purpose in developing a comprehensive conservation 
plan is to provide refuge managers with a 15-year strategy for 
achieving refuge purposes and contributing to the mission of the 
National Wildlife Refuge System, consistent with sound principles of 
fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal mandates, and Service 
policies. In addition to outlining broad management direction on 
conserving wildlife and their habitats, plans identify wildlife-
dependent recreational opportunities available to the public, including 
opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, wildlife 
photography, and environmental education and interpretation. Public 
input in this planning process is essential.
    Each unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System is established 
with specific purposes. These purposes are used to develop and 
prioritize management goals and objectives with the National Wildlife 
Refuge System mission, and to guide which public uses will occur on the 
refuge. The planning process is a means for the Service and the public 
to evaluate management goals and objectives for the best possible 
conservation efforts of this important wildlife habitat, while 
providing for wildlife-dependent recreation opportunities that are 
compatible with the refuge's establishing purposes and the mission of 
the National Wildlife Refuge System.
    A comprehensive conservation planning process will be conducted 
that will provide opportunities for Tribal, State, Federal, and local 
governments; non-governmental organizations; and the public to 
participate in issue scoping and comment. The Service invites anyone 
interested to respond to the following questions:
    1. What problems or issues do you want to see addressed in the 
comprehensive conservation plan?
    2. What improvements would you recommend for Crystal River National 
Wildlife Refuge?
    The above questions have been provided for your optional use. You 
are not required to provide any information. The Planning Team 
developed these questions to gather information about individual issues 
and ideas concerning the refuge. The Planning Team will use comments it 
receives as part of the planning process; however, it will not 
reference individual comments or directly respond to them.
    Special mailings, newspaper articles, and other media outlets will 
be used to announce opportunities for input throughout the planning 
process. A public scoping meeting will be held in Crystal River, 
Florida, early in February 2008.
    The environmental review of this project will be conducted in 
accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy 
Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); NEPA regulations (40 
CFR parts 1500-1508); and other appropriate Federal laws and 
regulations. All comments received become part of the official public 
record. 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.
    The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge is in the town of 
Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida. This 80-acre refuge is comprised 
of several islands and springs surrounded by the spring-fed waters of 
Kings Bay at the headwaters of the Crystal River. Refuge management 
activities focus on conserving and protecting the West Indian manatee 
and its habitat. The refuge's warm water springs and nearby submerged 
vegetation provide essential winter habitat for about 20 percent of 
Florida's manatee population. The refuge also provides habitat and 
protection for other wildlife species, including wading birds, raptors, 
alligators, and fish. It provides wildlife-dependent recreation and 
environmental education for the public.

    Authority: This notice is published under the authority of the 
National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, Public Law 
105-57.


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    Dated: November 14, 2007.
Cynthia K. Dohner,
Acting Regional Director.
 [FR Doc. E7-25541 Filed 12-31-07; 8:45 am]
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