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Download as PDF 54424 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 183 / Friday, September 19, 2008 / Notices Permit TE–192229 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Applicant: Krista McDermid, Buda, Texas. Fish and Wildlife Service Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species: Peck’s Cave amphipod (Stygobromus peckii), Comal Spring dryopid beetle (Stygoparnus comalensis), Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus), Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi), Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterelmis comalensis), ground beetle (Rhadine exilis), ground beetle (Rhadine infernalis), Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone), Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia), Madla Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii), Braken Bat Cave mesheweaver (Cicurina venii), Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera), Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps), Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta myopica), Tooth Cave psuedoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana), Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli), Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesii), and Robber Baron Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri) within Texas. Permit TE–192855 Applicant: Amnis Opes Institute, LLC. Albany, Oregon. Applicant requests a new research and recovery permit to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species: Gila chub (Gila intermedia), Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus), Pecos gambusia (Gambusia nobilis), Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius), razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus), Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis), and Yaqui topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis sonoreiensis) within New Mexico and Arizona. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. Dated: August 27, 2008. Nancy J Gloman, Regional Director, Southwest Region, Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. E8–21923 Filed 9–18–08; 8:45 am] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4310–55–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:25 Sep 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 [FWS–R9–FHC–2008–N0251; 94300–1122– 0000–Z2] Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee; Announcement of Public Meetings Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), will host Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee (Committee) meetings on October 21–23, 2008, and January 27– 29, 2009. The meetings are open to the public. The meeting agendas will include reports from the Subcommittees on Existing Guidelines, Incentives, Guiding Principles, Legal, Landscape/ Habitat, Science Tools & Procedures, and Other Models/Uncertainty. DATES: The meetings will be held on October 21–23, 2008, from 2:15 to 5 p.m. on October 21 and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on October 22–23, and January 27– 29, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: South Interior Auditorium, South Interior Building, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20240. For more information, see ‘‘Meeting Location Information’’ under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel London, Division of Habitat and Resource Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, (703) 358–2161. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 13, 2007, the Department of the Interior published a notice of establishment of the Committee and call for nominations in the Federal Register (72 FR 11373). The Committee’s purpose is to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) on developing effective measures to avoid or minimize impacts to wildlife and their habitats related to land-based wind energy facilities. The Committee is expected to exist for 2 years and meet approximately four times per year, and its continuation is subject to biennial renewal. All Committee members serve without compensation. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.), a copy of the Committee’s charter has been filed with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration; Committee on Environment and Public PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Works, U.S. Senate; Committee on Natural Resources, U.S. House of Representatives; and the Library of Congress. The Secretary appointed 22 individuals to the Committee on October 24, 2007, representing the varied interests associated with wind energy development and its potential impacts to wildlife species and their habitats. The Service has held Committee meetings in February, April, June, and July of 2008. All Committee meetings are open to the public. The public has an opportunity to comment at all Committee meetings. Meeting Location Information Please note that the meeting location is accessible to wheelchair users. If you require additional accommodations, please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the meeting(s) you plan to attend. All persons planning to attend a meeting will be required to present photo identification when entering the building. Because of building security in the Department of the Interior, we recommend that persons planning to attend the workshop and/or meeting register at http://www.fws.gov/ habitatconservation/windpower/wind_ turbine_advisory_committee.html by October 14, 2008, for the October 21–23, 2008, meeting, and by January 20, 2009, for the January 27–29, 2009, meeting, to allow us sufficient time to provide the building security staff with lists of persons planning to attend. You may still attend if you register after the dates listed above; however, seating is limited due to room capacity. We will give preference to registrants based on date and time of registration. Limited standing room will be available if all seats are filled. Dated: September 3, 2008. David J. Stout, Designated Federal Officer, Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. E8–22000 Filed 9–18–08; 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 AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. Notice of a new information collection. ACTION: E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 183 / Friday, September 19, 2008 / Notices SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is inviting comments on collection of information that we have sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The Information Collection Request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements for the National Land Remote Sensing Education, Outreach and Research Program (NLRSEORP) and describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. DATES: Submit written comments by October 20, 2008. ADDRESSES: Please 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 Interior via e-mail [OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov]; or fax (202) 395–6566; and identify your submission as 1028–NEW. Please also submit a copy of your comments to Phadrea Ponds, USGS Information Collection Clearance Officer, 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, NLRSEORP in the subject line. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: To request additional information concerning this ICR, contact Thomas Cecere by mail at U.S. Geological Survey, MS 517 National Center, Reston, VA 20192 or by telephone at (703) 648–5551. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: National Land Remote Sensing Education, Outreach and Research Program (NLRSEORP). OMB Control Number: 1028–NEW. Abstract: The Land Remote Sensing Education, Outreach and Research Program (NLRSEORP) is an effort that involves the development of a U.S. national consortium in building the capability to receive, process and archive remotely sensed data for the purpose of providing access to university and State organizations in a ready to use form, and to expand the science of remote sensing through education, research/applications development and outreach in areas such as environmental monitoring, climate change research, natural resource management and disaster analysis. Respondents are submitting proposals to acquire funding for a National (U.S.) program to promote the uses of spacebased land remote sensing data and technologies through education and outreach at the State and local level and through university based and VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:25 Sep 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 collaborative research projects. The information collected will ensure that sufficient and relevant information is available to evaluate and select a proposal for funding. A panel of USGS geography program managers and scientists will review each proposal to evaluate the technical merit, requirements, and priorities identified in the program’s call for proposals. This notice concerns the collection of information that is sufficient and relevant to evaluate and select proposals for funding. 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 of Collection: On occasion. Affected Public: Non-profit organizations. Respondent Obligation: Voluntary (necessary to receive benefits). Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: We expect to receive approximately 10 proposals during the grant application process. We anticipate issuing 1 grant per year. The program is open to non-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Responses: Approximately 10 applications and 2 reports per year. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Based on comments received during the FR Notice 60 day comment period, we estimate that the burden will be 24 hours per applicant and 10 hours per grantee. We expect to receive approximately 10 applications per year, taking each applicant approximately 24 hours to complete, totaling 240 burden hours. We anticipate awarding one (1) grant per year. The grantee will be required to submit 2 reports: an interim 6 months after the start of the project and a final report on or before 90 working days after the expiration of the agreement. We estimate that it will take approximately 10 hours to complete and submit both reports. Annual Burden Hours: 250. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54425 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: To comply with the public consultation process, on April 29, 2008, we published a Federal Register notice (73 FR 23268) announcing our intent to submit this information collection to OMB for approval. In that notice we solicited public comments for 60 days, ending on June 30, 2008. We did not receive any public comments in response to the notice. We again 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 view, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. USGS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Phadrea D. Ponds, 970–226–9445. Dated: September 11, 2008. Bruce Quirk, Program Coordinator, Land Remote Sensing Program, U.S. Geological Survey. [FR Doc. E8–21920 Filed 9–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey: Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Establishment of a New System of Records U.S. Geological Survey. Proposed establishment of a new system of records. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) Review; 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), the 
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is inviting comments on collection of 
information that we have sent to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval. The Information Collection Request (ICR) 
concerns the paperwork requirements for the National Land Remote 
Sensing Education, Outreach and Research Program (NLRSEORP) and 
describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and 
cost.

DATES: Submit written comments by October 20, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Please 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 Interior via e-mail [OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov]; or fax 
(202) 395-6566; and identify your submission as 1028-NEW. Please also 
submit a copy of your comments to Phadrea Ponds, USGS Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, 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, NLRSEORP in the subject 
line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: To request additional 
information concerning this ICR, contact Thomas Cecere by mail at U.S. 
Geological Survey, MS 517 National Center, Reston, VA 20192 or by 
telephone at (703) 648-5551.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: National Land Remote Sensing Education, Outreach and 
Research Program (NLRSEORP).
    OMB Control Number: 1028-NEW.
    Abstract: The Land Remote Sensing Education, Outreach and Research 
Program (NLRSEORP) is an effort that involves the development of a U.S. 
national consortium in building the capability to receive, process and 
archive remotely sensed data for the purpose of providing access to 
university and State organizations in a ready to use form, and to 
expand the science of remote sensing through education, research/
applications development and outreach in areas such as environmental 
monitoring, climate change research, natural resource management and 
disaster analysis. Respondents are submitting proposals to acquire 
funding for a National (U.S.) program to promote the uses of space-
based land remote sensing data and technologies through education and 
outreach at the State and local level and through university based and 
collaborative research projects. The information collected will ensure 
that sufficient and relevant information is available to evaluate and 
select a proposal for funding. A panel of USGS geography program 
managers and scientists will review each proposal to evaluate the 
technical merit, requirements, and priorities identified in the 
program's call for proposals.
    This notice concerns the collection of information that is 
sufficient and relevant to evaluate and select proposals for funding. 
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 of Collection: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Non-profit organizations.
    Respondent Obligation: Voluntary (necessary to receive benefits).
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: We expect to 
receive approximately 10 proposals during the grant application 
process. We anticipate issuing 1 grant per year. The program is open to 
non-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Responses: Approximately 10 applications and 2 
reports per year.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Based on comments received 
during the FR Notice 60 day comment period, we estimate that the burden 
will be 24 hours per applicant and 10 hours per grantee. We expect to 
receive approximately 10 applications per year, taking each applicant 
approximately 24 hours to complete, totaling 240 burden hours. We 
anticipate awarding one (1) grant per year. The grantee will be 
required to submit 2 reports: an interim 6 months after the start of 
the project and a final report on or before 90 working days after the 
expiration of the agreement. We estimate that it will take 
approximately 10 hours to complete and submit both reports.
    Annual Burden Hours: 250.
    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: To comply with the public consultation process, on April 
29, 2008, we published a Federal Register notice (73 FR 23268) 
announcing our intent to submit this information collection to OMB for 
approval. In that notice we solicited public comments for 60 days, 
ending on June 30, 2008. We did not receive any public comments in 
response to the notice. We again 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 view, we cannot guarantee that it 
will be done.
    USGS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Phadrea D. Ponds, 
970-226-9445.

    Dated: September 11, 2008.
Bruce Quirk,
Program Coordinator, Land Remote Sensing Program, U.S. Geological 
Survey.
[FR Doc. E8-21920 Filed 9-18-08; 8:45 am]
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