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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 26, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Customs and Border Protection Customs and Border Protection Trade Symposium 2008: ‘‘Global Trade: Continuity Through Transition’’ Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of Trade Symposium. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will convene its annual trade symposium, featuring panel discussions involving department personnel, members of the trade community and other government agencies, on the agency’s role in international trade initiatives and programs. Members of the international trade and transportation communities and other interested parties are encouraged to attend. Wednesday, October 29, 2008 (opening remarks and panel discussions beginning at 1 p.m. and open forum with senior management (6 p.m.–8 p.m.)). Thursday, October 30, 2008 (panel discussions—8 a.m.–5 p.m.). Friday, October 31, 2008 (panel discussions ending by 1 p.m.). ADDRESSES: The CBP Trade Symposium will be held at the JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. Upon entry into the building, take elevators downstairs to the ballroom level. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Office of International Affairs and Trade Relations at (202) 344–1440, or at traderelations@dhs.gov. To obtain the latest information on the Symposium and to register on-line, visit the CBP Web site at http://www.cbp.gov. Requests for special needs should be sent to the Office of International Affairs and Trade Relations at traderelations@dhs.gov. DATES: The agenda for the Trade Symposium and the keynote speaker will be announced at a later date on the CBP Web site. The cost is $250.00 per person, and includes all Symposium activities. Interested parties are requested to register early, as space is limited. Registration will open to the public on or about September 2, 2008. All registrations must be made online at the CBP Web site (http:// www.cbp.gov) and will be confirmed with payment by credit card only. Consideration will be given, in a first come, first served order, based on space availability. Due to the overwhelming interest to attend the Symposium, each sroberts on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 00:53 Aug 26, 2008 Jkt 214001 company is requested to limit their company’s registrations to three participants, in order to afford equal representation from all members of the international trade community. If a company exceeds the limitation, any additional names submitted for registration will automatically be placed on the waiting list. Hotel accommodations have been reserved at two hotels in downtown Washington, DC. The JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, has reserved a block of rooms for Wednesday through Friday, October 29–31, 2008, at the rate of U.S. $319.00 per night. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel by September 29th at 1–800–393–2503 or 202–393–2000, referencing ‘‘CBP Trade Symposium,’’ or on-line at http:// www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasjw? groupCode=USGUSGA&app=resvlink& fromDate=10/29/08&toDate=11/1/08. The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW., Washington, DC has reserved a block of rooms for Wednesday through Friday, October 29—31, 2008, at the rate of U.S. $201.00 per night. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel by September 30, 2008 at 1–800–421–1442, referencing ‘‘CBP Trade Symposium,’’ or on-line at https:// resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode= welcome_ei_new&eventID=70111& fromResdesk=true. Michael C. Mullen, Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Affairs and Trade Relations. [FR Doc. E8–19781 Filed 8–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey Agency Information Collection: Comment Request United States Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of a new 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 Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program—EDMAP (NCGMP– EDMAP). This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection. DATES: You must submit comment on or before October 27, 2008. PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50341 Send your comments to the IC to Phadrea Ponds, Information Collections Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 2150–C Center Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); (970) 226–9230 (fax); or pponds@usgs.gov (e-mail). Please reference Information Collection 1028— NEW, NCGMP–EDMAP. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randall Orndorff, Associate Program Coordinator (STATEMAP and EDMAP), National Cooperative Geological Mapping Program, USGS Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 908 (mail); at 703–648–4316 (telephone); or rorndorff@usgs.gov (email). ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program—EDMAP (NCGMP– EDMAP). OMB Control Number: 1028—NEW. Correction: This notice was originally published on August 19, 2008, Volume 73, number 161, pages 48388–48389. The corrections are as follows: the day to submit comments was incorrect and should have given the public 60 instead of 30 days to respond to this notice. The second correction further justified the estimate burden for the project added the estimated number of grant recipients and that the overall burden would not be increased because the recipients will not prepare final reports as a requirement of this award. Abstract: EDMAP is the component of the NCGMP that trains the next generation of geologic mappers. The NCGMP allocates funds to colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico through an annual competitive grant process. Every Federal dollar that is awarded is matched with university funds. Geology professors, who are skilled in geologic mapping, request EDMAP funding to support undergraduate and graduate students at their college or university in a one-year mentored geologic mapping project that focuses on a specific geographic area. Since 1996, more than $4 million from the NCGMP have supported geologic mapping efforts of more than 600 students working with more than 214 professors at 131 universities in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Funds for graduate projects are limited to $15,000 with undergraduate project funds limited to $7,500. These funds are used to cover field expenses and map production, but not faculty salaries. The college or university matches the EDMAP funding. The authority for the program is listed C:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 sroberts on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES 50342 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 26, 2008 / Notices in the National Geologic Mapping Act (Pub. L. 106–148). 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. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary (necessary to receive benefits). Estimated Number and Description of Respondents; Approximately 60 University/College Professors or faculty advisors annually. Annual Burden Hours: 1,100 hours. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: We expected to receive approximately 55 applications taking each applicant approximately 20 hours to complete, totaling 1,100 hours. This includes the time for project conception and development, proposal writing and reviewing, and submitting project narrative through Grants.gov. We expect to issue 40 grants per year. The grant recipients are not required to submit final technical reports; therefore there are no additional burden hours for the grant recipient. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’: 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. We invite comments concerning this information collection on: (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information; VerDate Aug<31>2005 00:53 Aug 26, 2008 Jkt 214001 (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. Please note that the comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of 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 OMB in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. To comply with the public 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: Phadrea D. Ponds, 970–226–9445. Dated: August 19, 2008. Randall Orndorff, Assistant Program Coordinator, National Cooperative Geographic Program. [FR Doc. E8–19730 Filed 8–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council U.S. Geological Survey. Notice of Meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Public Law 96– 472, the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (NEPEC) will hold a meeting. The meeting location is the Hilton Palm Springs Resort, 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California 92262–6605. The Committee is comprised of members from academia and the Federal Government. The Committee shall advise the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on proposed earthquake predictions, on the completeness and scientific validity of the available data related to earthquake predictions, and on related matters as assigned by the Director. The Council will receive a briefing on the Colaboratory for Study of Earthquake Predictability (CSEP), a report on a workshop on Episodic Tremor and Slip held last winter, and short reports and updates on several PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 other topics. The Council will also discuss the potential need to provide advisory reports on short notice if natural observations suggest an increased earthquake risk, and the form and content of such reports. Meetings of the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council are open to the public. DATES: September 10, 2008, commencing at 1 p.m. and adjourning at 4 p.m. on September 11, 2008. Contact: Dr. William Leith, U.S. Geological Survey, MS 905, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20192, (703) 648–6786, wleith@usgs.gov. Dated: August 20, 2008. Suzette M. Kimball, Associate Director for Geology. [FR Doc. E8–19727 Filed 8–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NM–210–1430–ES; NMNM 118070] Notice of Realty Action—Recreation and Public Purpose (R&PP) Act Classification, New Mexico Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of R&PP lease and or patent of public land in San Juan County; New Mexico. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The following described public land is determined suitable for classification for leasing and subsequent conveyance to City of Farmington for the Farmington Regional Animal Shelter, under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, 43 U.S.C. 869 et seq., and under Sec. 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act, 43 U.S.C. 315(f), and Executive Order No. 6910. New Mexico Principal Meridian T. 29 N., R. 12 W., Sec. 18: SW1⁄4SW1⁄4NE1⁄4. The area described contains 10 acres more or less. Comment Dates: Submit comments on or before October 10, 2008. Interested parties may submit comments regarding the proposed leasing/conveyance or classification of the lands to the Bureau of Land Management at the following address. Any adverse comments will be reviewed by the Bureau of Land Management, Farmington District Manager, 1235 La Plata Highway, Farmington, NM 87401, who may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 166 (Tuesday, August 26, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50341-50342]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-19730]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey


Agency Information Collection: Comment Request

AGENCY: United States Geological Survey (USGS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of a new 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 Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program--EDMAP (NCGMP-EDMAP). 
This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the 
paperwork burden of this collection.

DATES: You must submit comment on or before October 27, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments to the IC to Phadrea Ponds, Information 
Collections Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 2150-C Center 
Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); (970) 226-9230 (fax); or 
pponds@usgs.gov (e-mail). Please reference Information Collection 
1028--NEW, NCGMP-EDMAP.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randall Orndorff, Associate Program 
Coordinator (STATEMAP and EDMAP), National Cooperative Geological 
Mapping Program, USGS Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 
908 (mail); at 703-648-4316 (telephone); or rorndorff@usgs.gov (e-
mail).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program--EDMAP (NCGMP-
EDMAP).
    OMB Control Number: 1028--NEW.
    Correction: This notice was originally published on August 19, 
2008, Volume 73, number 161, pages 48388-48389. The corrections are as 
follows: the day to submit comments was incorrect and should have given 
the public 60 instead of 30 days to respond to this notice. The second 
correction further justified the estimate burden for the project added 
the estimated number of grant recipients and that the overall burden 
would not be increased because the recipients will not prepare final 
reports as a requirement of this award.
    Abstract:
    EDMAP is the component of the NCGMP that trains the next generation 
of geologic mappers. The NCGMP allocates funds to colleges and 
universities in the United States and Puerto Rico through an annual 
competitive grant process. Every Federal dollar that is awarded is 
matched with university funds. Geology professors, who are skilled in 
geologic mapping, request EDMAP funding to support undergraduate and 
graduate students at their college or university in a one-year mentored 
geologic mapping project that focuses on a specific geographic area.
    Since 1996, more than $4 million from the NCGMP have supported 
geologic mapping efforts of more than 600 students working with more 
than 214 professors at 131 universities in 44 states, the District of 
Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Funds for graduate projects are limited to 
$15,000 with undergraduate project funds limited to $7,500. These funds 
are used to cover field expenses and map production, but not faculty 
salaries. The college or university matches the EDMAP funding. The 
authority for the program is listed

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in the National Geologic Mapping Act (Pub. L. 106-148).
    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.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary (necessary to receive benefits).
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents; Approximately 60 
University/College Professors or faculty advisors annually.
    Annual Burden Hours: 1,100 hours.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: We 
expected to receive approximately 55 applications taking each applicant 
approximately 20 hours to complete, totaling 1,100 hours. This includes 
the time for project conception and development, proposal writing and 
reviewing, and submitting project narrative through Grants.gov. We 
expect to issue 40 grants per year. The grant recipients are not 
required to submit final technical reports; therefore there are no 
additional burden hours for the grant recipient.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'': 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. We invite comments 
concerning this information collection on:
    (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, 
including whether or not the information will have practical utility;
    (2) the accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection 
of information;
    (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents.
    Please note that the comments submitted in response to this notice 
are a matter of 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 OMB in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that it will be done. To comply with the public 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: Phadrea D. Ponds, 
970-226-9445.

    Dated: August 19, 2008.
Randall Orndorff,
Assistant Program Coordinator, National Cooperative Geographic Program.
 [FR Doc. E8-19730 Filed 8-25-08; 8:45 am]
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