Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Citizen Advisory Commission Meeting, 27554 [E8-10486]

Download as PDF 27554 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 93 / Tuesday, May 13, 2008 / Notices Title: National Park Service Visitor Survey Card. Bureau Form Number: None. OMB Number: 1024–0216. Expiration Date: To be requested. Type of Request: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired. Description of Need: The National Park Service Act of 1916, 38 Stat 535, 16 U.S.C. 1, et seq., requires that the NPS preserve national parks for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. At the field level, this means resource preservation, public education, facility maintenance and operation, and physical developments as are necessary for public use, health, and safety. Other Federal rules (National Environmental Policy Act, 1969 and NPS Management Policies) require visitor use data in the impact assessment of development on users and resources as part of each park’s general management plan. The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 (Pub. L. 103–62) requires that the NPS develop goals to improve program effectiveness and public accountability and to measure performance related to these goals. The Visitor Survey Card (VSC) Project measures performance toward those goals through a short visitor survey card. The project is an element of the NPS Strategic Plan and the Department of the Interior (DOT) Strategic Plan. The NPS has used the VSC to conduct surveys at approximately 330 National Park System units annually since 1998. The purpose of the VSC is to measure visitors’ opinions about park facilities, services, and recreational opportunities in each park unit and Systemwide. This effort is required by GPRA and other NPS and DOT strategic planning efforts. Data from the proposed survey is needed to assess performance regarding NPS GPRA goals IIa1 and IIb1. The relevant NPS GPRA goals state: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES II. Provide for the public enjoyment and visitor experience of parks; IIa1. 95% of park visitors are satisfied with appropriate park facilities, services, and recreational opportunities; IIb1. 86% of park visitors understand and appreciate the significance of the park they are visiting. In addition, the survey collects data to support the DOI Strategic Plan goal on visitor satisfaction with the value for entrance fees paid to access public lands managed by the DOI. NPS performance on all goals measured in this study will contribute to DOI Department-wide performance reports. Results of the VSC will also be used by park managers to improve visitor services at the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:14 May 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 approximately 330 units of the National Park System where the survey is administered. The VSC is a component of the Visitors Services Project, which is funded by the NPS through a cooperative agreement with the Park Studies Unit at the University of Idaho. In 1998, the NPS received clearance for the Visitor Survey Card (OMB# 1024– 0216). When that three-year clearance expired on May 31, 2001, a new clearance was acquired under the Programmatic Approval for NPSSponsored Public Surveys (1024–0224, NPS #01–003). Clearance was again acquired in 2005 under the Programmatic Approval for NPSSponsored Public Surveys (10240224, NPS #05–004). This request is another extension of the on-going study. 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. Automated data collection: This information will be collected via mailback surveys and on-site drop-off surveys using locked collection boxes. No automated data collection will take place. Description of respondents: Visitors to approximately 330 NPS units. Estimated average number of respondents: 132,000 respondents (95,000 non-respondents and 37,000 respondents). Estimated average number of responses: 132,000 responses (95,000 non-responses and 37,000 responses). Estimated average time burden per respondent: 1 minute for nonrespondents and 3 minutes for respondents. Frequency of Response: 1 time per respondent. Estimated total annual reporting burden: 3,433 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: May 5, 2008. Leonard E. Stowe, NPS, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–10411 Filed 5–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–53–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Citizen Advisory Commission Meeting AGENCY: ACTION: National Park Service; Interior. Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Citizen Advisory Commission. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2). DATES: Saturday, June 14, 2008, 10 a.m. Bushkill Meeting Center, 209 Road (just south of the blinking light at Bushkill Falls Rd.), Bushkill, PA 18324. The agenda will include reports from Citizen Advisory Commission members including committees such as Cultural and Historical Resources, and Natural Resources. Superintendent John J. Donahue will give a report on various park issues, including cultural resources, natural resources, construction projects, and partnership ventures. The agenda is set up to invite the public to bring issues of interest before the Commission. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent John J. Donahue, 570– 426–2418. The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Citizen Advisory Commission was established by Public Law 100–573 to advise the Secretary of the Interior and the United States Congress on matters pertaining to the management and operation of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, as well as on other matters affecting the recreation area and its surrounding communities. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: March 21, 2008. John J. Donahue, Superintendent. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 93 (Tuesday, May 13, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Page 27554]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-10486]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Citizen Advisory 
Commission Meeting

AGENCY: National Park Service; Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Delaware Water 
Gap National Recreation Area Citizen Advisory Commission. Notice of 
this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as 
amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2).

DATES: Saturday, June 14, 2008, 10 a.m.

ADDRESSES: Bushkill Meeting Center, 209 Road (just south of the 
blinking light at Bushkill Falls Rd.), Bushkill, PA 18324.
    The agenda will include reports from Citizen Advisory Commission 
members including committees such as Cultural and Historical Resources, 
and Natural Resources. Superintendent John J. Donahue will give a 
report on various park issues, including cultural resources, natural 
resources, construction projects, and partnership ventures. The agenda 
is set up to invite the public to bring issues of interest before the 
Commission.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent John J. Donahue, 570-
426-2418.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation 
Area Citizen Advisory Commission was established by Public Law 100-573 
to advise the Secretary of the Interior and the United States Congress 
on matters pertaining to the management and operation of the Delaware 
Water Gap National Recreation Area, as well as on other matters 
affecting the recreation area and its surrounding communities.

    Dated: March 21, 2008.
John J. Donahue,
Superintendent.
 [FR Doc. E8-10486 Filed 5-12-08; 8:45 am]
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