Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request on Extension of Existing Information Collection, 71042-71043 [E8-27825]

Download as PDF 71042 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 227 / Monday, November 24, 2008 / Notices Affected Public: Individuals; States, tribes, local governments; and not-forprofit institutions. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Number of annual respondents Activity Original Agreement .................................................................. Monitoring ................................................................................ Reporting ................................................................................. Totals ................................................................................ III. Request for Comments We invite comments concerning this IC 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. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include and/or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this IC. 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. Dated: October 9, 2008. Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service. FR Doc. E8–27831 Filed 11–21–08; 8:45 am BILLING CODE 4310–55–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES U.S. Geological Survey Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request on Extension of Existing Information Collection U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:32 Nov 21, 2008 Jkt 217001 Number of annual responses 4 7 7 18 4 7 7 18 SUMMARY: We (U.S. Geological Survey) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. The ICR, which is summarized below, describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This ICR is scheduled to expire on November 14, 2008. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB. DATE: You must submit comments on or before December 24, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send your 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 #1028–0048. Please submit a copy of your comments to the Phadrea Ponds, Information Collections, U.S. Geological Survey, 2150–C Center Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); (970) 226– 9230 (fax); or FAX: pponds@usgs.gov (e-mail). Use Information Collection Number 1028–0048 in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Jim Dewey at (303) 274–8419. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 1028–0048. Title: USGS Earthquake Report. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: General Public. Respondent Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: On occasion, after an earthquake. Estimated Completion Time: 6 minutes. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 200,000. Note: We have recalculated our estimated number of responses requested in our 60 day PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Completion time per response 2,000 hours ..... 600 hours ........ 120 hours ........ ..................... Annual burden hours 8,000 4,200 840 13,040 FR notice (73 FR 53267) from 100,000 to 200,000 responses. This recalculation is based on our experience with the data compiled over the three year period (2005– 2008), during which we had many more responses than we anticipated in 2005. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 20,000 hours. Note: We have recalculated our estimated number of responses requested in our 60 day FR notice (73 FR 53267) from 10,000 to 20,000 hours. Assuming that 200,000 respondents will each spend 6 minutes responding to the proposed information collection the total adjusted hour burden will be 20,000 hours. Abstract: The collection of information applies to a World-Wide Web site questionnaire that permits individuals to report on the effects of the shaking from an earthquake—on themselves personally, buildings, other man-made structures, and ground effects such as faulting or landslides. The USGS may use the information to provide qualitative, quantitative, or graphical descriptions of earthquake damage. We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and 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 will release data collected on these forms only in a summary format that is not company-specific. Comments: To comply with the public consultation process, on September 14, 2008, we published a Federal Register notice (73 FR 53267) announcing our intent to submit this information collection to OMB for approval. In that notice we solicited public comments for 60 days, ending on November 14, 2008. We did not receive any comments concerning 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; E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 227 / Monday, November 24, 2008 / Notices (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. USGS Information Collection Clearance Contact: Phadrea Ponds, 970– 226–9445. Dated: November 17, 2008. Suzette M. Kimball, Associate Director for Geology. [FR Doc. E8–27825 Filed 11–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–920–1430–ET; WYW 167436] Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Wyoming Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior proposes to withdraw 40 acres of public land from surface entry and mining on behalf of the Bureau of Land Management to protect the Parting of the Ways Historic Site in Sweetwater County. This notice segregates the land for up to 2 years from surface entry and mining while various studies and analyses are made to support a final decision on the withdrawal application. The land will remain open to the mineral leasing laws. DATES: Comments and requests for a public meeting must be received by February 23, 2009. ADDRESSES: Comments and meeting requests should be sent to the BLM Wyoming State Director, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003–1828. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:32 Nov 21, 2008 Jkt 217001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janelle Wrigley, BLM Wyoming State Office, by calling 307–775–6257, or at the above address, or Teri Deakins, BLM Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901 or by calling 307–352–0211. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The applicant is the Bureau of Land Management at the address above and its petition/application requests the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw, subject to valid existing rights, the following described public land from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the general land laws, including the mining laws, but not the mineral leasing laws: Sixth Principal Meridian T. 26 N., R. 104 W., sec. 4, W1⁄2SW1⁄4NE1⁄4 and E1⁄2SE1⁄4NW1⁄4. The area described contains 40 acres in Sweetwater County. The Bureau of Land Management’s petition/application has been approved by the Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management; therefore, it constitutes a withdrawal proposal of the Secretary of the Interior. The purpose of the proposed withdrawal is to protect the archeological, historical, geological, and recreational values of the Parting of the Ways Historic Site for a 20-year period. The use of a right-of-way, interagency, or cooperative agreement, or surface management under 43 CFR 3809 regulations would not adequately constrain nondiscretionary uses which could result in permanent loss of significant values and irreplaceable resources at the site. There are no suitable alternative sites since the land described herein contains the resource values that need protection. No water rights would be needed to fulfill the purpose of the requested withdrawal. Records relating to the application may be examined by contacting Janelle Wrigley at the above address or by calling 307–775–6257 or Teri Deakins, BLM Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901 or by calling 307–352– 0211. For a period of 90 days from the date of publication of this notice, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the proposed withdrawal application may present their views in writing to the BLM Wyoming State Director at the address noted above. Comments including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BLM PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71043 Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901, during regular business hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. 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. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. Notice is hereby given that an opportunity for a public meeting is afforded in connection with the proposed withdrawal. All interested persons who desire a public meeting for the purpose of being heard on the proposed withdrawal must submit a written request to the BLM Wyoming State Director no later than February 23, 2009. If the authorized officer determines that a public meeting will be held, a notice of the time and place will be published in the Federal Register and a local newspaper at least 30 days before the scheduled date of the meeting. This application will be processed in accordance with the regulations set forth in 43 CFR 2310.1–2. For a period of 2 years from the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register , the land will be segregated as specified above unless the application is denied or canceled or the withdrawal is approved prior to that date. Licenses, permits, cooperative agreements, or discretionary land use authorizations of a temporary nature which would not impact the site may be allowed with the approval of an authorized officer of the BLM during the segregative period. Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3–1. E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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[FR Doc No: E8-27825]


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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 on Extension of 
Existing Information Collection

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

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We (U.S. Geological Survey) have sent an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. The ICR, which 
is summarized below, describes the nature of the collection and the 
estimated burden and cost. This ICR is scheduled to expire on November 
14, 2008. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to 
respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently 
valid OMB control number. However, under OMB regulations, we may 
continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is 
pending at OMB.

DATE: You must submit comments on or before December 24, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Send your 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 1028-0048.
    Please submit a copy of your comments to the Phadrea Ponds, 
Information Collections, U.S. Geological Survey, 2150-C Center Avenue, 
Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); (970) 226-9230 (fax); or FAX: 
pponds@usgs.gov (e-mail). Use Information Collection Number 1028-0048 
in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Jim Dewey at (303) 274-8419.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    OMB Control Number: 1028-0048.
    Title: USGS Earthquake Report.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: General Public.
    Respondent Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion, after an earthquake.
    Estimated Completion Time: 6 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 200,000.

    Note: We have recalculated our estimated number of responses 
requested in our 60 day FR notice (73 FR 53267) from 100,000 to 
200,000 responses. This recalculation is based on our experience 
with the data compiled over the three year period (2005-2008), 
during which we had many more responses than we anticipated in 2005.

    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 20,000 hours.

    Note: We have recalculated our estimated number of responses 
requested in our 60 day FR notice (73 FR 53267) from 10,000 to 
20,000 hours. Assuming that 200,000 respondents will each spend 6 
minutes responding to the proposed information collection the total 
adjusted hour burden will be 20,000 hours.

    Abstract: The collection of information applies to a World-Wide Web 
site questionnaire that permits individuals to report on the effects of 
the shaking from an earthquake--on themselves personally, buildings, 
other man-made structures, and ground effects such as faulting or 
landslides. The USGS may use the information to provide qualitative, 
quantitative, or graphical descriptions of earthquake damage.
    We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary 
under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and 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 will release data collected on these 
forms only in a summary format that is not company-specific.
    Comments: To comply with the public consultation process, on 
September 14, 2008, we published a Federal Register notice (73 FR 
53267) announcing our intent to submit this information collection to 
OMB for approval. In that notice we solicited public comments for 60 
days, ending on November 14, 2008. We did not receive any comments 
concerning 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;

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    (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.
    USGS Information Collection Clearance Contact: Phadrea Ponds, 970-
226-9445.

    Dated: November 17, 2008.
Suzette M. Kimball,
Associate Director for Geology.
 [FR Doc. E8-27825 Filed 11-21-08; 8:45 am]
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