Agency Information Collection Activity; USGS National Coal Resources Data System (NCRDS), 22760-22761 [E9-11256]

Download as PDF 22760 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 92 / Thursday, May 14, 2009 / Notices Time: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications, Place: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda, MD 20814. Contact Person: William Cruce, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, National Institute on Aging, Scientific Review Branch, Gateway Building 2C–212, 7201 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814, 301–402–7704, crucew@nia.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.866, Aging Research; 93.701, ARRA Related Biomedical Research and Research Support Awards, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: May 5, 2009. Jennifer Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. E9–11237 Filed 5–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency Information Collection Activities: Customs Modernization Act Recordkeeping Requirements pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day Notice and request for comments; Extension of an existing information collection: 1651–0076. SUMMARY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Customs Modernization Act Recordkeeping Requirements. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (74 FR 5670) on January 30, 2009, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before June 15, 2009. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this proposed information collection to VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:37 May 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to Department of Homeland Security/ Customs and Border Protection, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encourages the general public and affected Federal agencies to submit written comments and suggestions on proposed and/or continuing information collection requests pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (Pub. L.104– 13). Your comments should address one of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency/component, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s/component’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collections of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Title: Customs Modernization Act Recordkeeping Requirements. OMB Number: 1651–0076. Form Number: None. Abstract: This recordkeeping requirement is to allow CBP to verify the accuracy of the claims made on the entry documents regarding the tariff status of imported merchandise, admissibility, classification/ nomenclature, value and rate of duty applicable to the entered goods. Current Actions: There are no changes to the information collection. This submission is being made to extend the expiration date. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,695. Estimated Average Annual Time per Respondent: 1,037 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,870,610. If additional information is required contact: Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and Border Protection, Office of Regulations and Rulings, 799 9th Street, NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20229– 1177, at 202–325–0265. Dated: May 6, 2009. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. E9–11188 Filed 5–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey Agency Information Collection Activity; USGS National Coal Resources Data System (NCRDS) AGENCY: United States Geological Survey (USGS). ACTION: Notice of a new information collection. SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a new information collection request (ICR) for approval of the paperwork requirements for the National Coal Resources Data System (NCRDS). To submit a proposal for the NCRDS three standard OMB forms and project narrative must be completed and submitted via Grants.gov. This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these forms. DATES: You must submit comments on or before July 13, 2009. ADDRESSES: Please submit comments on this information collection directly to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior, via e-mail [OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov] or fax (202) 395–5806; 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, NCRDS in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Tewalt by mail at U.S. Geological Survey, MS956 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192 or by telephone at 703–648–6437. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\14MYN1.SGM 14MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 92 / Thursday, May 14, 2009 / Notices pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES I. Abstract The primary objective of the NCRDS is to advance the understanding of the energy endowment of the United States (U.S.) through the gathering and organization of digital geologic information related to coal, coalbed gas, shale gas and other energy resources. Standardized information on the location, quality, quantity, and availability of U.S. energy resources is necessary for policy makers to optimize energy development within an economic context; to implement wise land use planning, as well as to minimize environmental impacts from energy utilization. The primary partners, for the past 33 years of NCRDS, have been the State geological surveys, which function as the basic scientific information sources for their governments. Data submitted to NCRDS by States or Universities constitute more than two-thirds of USTRAT, a USGS point-source stratigraphic database on coal occurrence. This database provides the geologic basis for resource assessment calculations at federal and State levels. Assistance in other Energy Program research efforts is also provided by State survey geologists through the NCRDS cooperative agreements. Awards to a State geological survey are through a competitive process via submittal to http://www.grants.gov. Although no mandate exists, dollars are matched or in-kind services provided at some level by the States. Data compilation and submittal are continuous, building onto prior years of work, thus multi-year proposals are submitted, but are funded annually based on availability. In 2009, NCRDS supported 26 projects in 23 States. The program is conducted under various authorities, including 30 U.S.C. 208–1, 42 U.S.C. 15801, and 43 U.S.C. 31 et seq. estimate the public reporting burden will average 20 hours per response. This includes time to develop project goals, write the statement of work, perform internal proposal reviews, and submit the proposal through grants.gov. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’: There are no ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this collection of information. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028–New. Title: National Coal Resources Data System (NCRDS). Respondent Obligation: Voluntary; necessary to receive benefits. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Estimated Annual Number of and Description of Respondents: 30 total State Geological Surveys or Universities are canvassed for a multi-year period. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 25. Estimated Completion Time: 20 hours per response. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 750 hours. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: We Dated: May 7, 2009. Brenda Pierce, Program Coordinator, USGS Energy Resources Program. [FR Doc. E9–11256 Filed 5–13–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:37 May 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 III. Request for Comments To comply with the public consultation 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. We invite comments concerning this ICR on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments that you submit 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 publically available at anytime. 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. ACTION: 22761 Notice. SUMMARY: The plats of survey of the following described lands were officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington State Office, Portland, Oregon, on February 20, 2009. Willamette Meridian Oregon T. 32 S., R. 8 W., accepted December 18, 2008. T. 32 S., R. 7 W., accepted December 18, 2008. T. 8 S., R. 7 W., accepted January 6, 2009. T. 31 S., R. 3 W., accepted January 8, 2009. T. 3 S., R. 5 E., accepted January 30, 2009. T. 11 S., R. 1 E., accepted January 30, 2009. Washington T. 30 N., R. 10 E., accepted January 26, 2009. The plats of survey of the following described lands were officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management Oregon/ Washington State Office, Portland, Oregon, on March 20, 2009. Willamette Meridian Oregon T. 4 S., R. 3 E., accepted February 20, 2009. T. 27 S., R. 12 W., accepted February 27, 2009. T. 22 S., R. 10 E., accepted March 3, 2009. T. 30 S., R. 4 W., accepted March 12, 2009. Washington T. 27 N., R. 12 W., accepted February 20, 2009. T. 27 N., R. 13 W., accepted February 20, 2009. T. 31 N., R. 6 W., accepted March 3, 2009. The plats of survey of the following described lands were officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington State Office, Portland, Oregon, on March 31, 2009. Willamette Meridian Oregon T. 3 S., R. 8 W., accepted March 16, 2009. T. 21 S., R. 7 W., accepted March 16, 2009. T. 32 S., R. 5 W., accepted March 16, 2009. T. 2 S., R. 5 E., accepted March 16, 2009. T. 6 S., R. 3 E., accepted March 20, 2009. T. 14 S., R. 7 W., accepted March 20, 2009. BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P Washington T. 32 N., R. 31 E., accepted March 20, 2009. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR The plats of survey of the following described lands were officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington State Office, Portland, Oregon, on April 17, 2009. Bureau of Land Management [LLOROR957000–L62510000–PM000: HAG09–0176] Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/ Washington AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Willamette Meridian Oregon T. 33 S., R. 5 W., accepted March 20, 2009. T. 33 S., R. 6 W., accepted March 20, 2009. T. 34 S., R. 6 W., accepted March 20, 2009. E:\FR\FM\14MYN1.SGM 14MYN1

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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-11256]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

 Geological Survey


Agency Information Collection Activity; USGS National Coal 
Resources Data System (NCRDS)

AGENCY: United States Geological Survey (USGS).

ACTION: Notice of a new information 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 the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) a new information collection request (ICR) 
for approval of the paperwork requirements for the National Coal 
Resources Data System (NCRDS). To submit a proposal for the NCRDS three 
standard OMB forms and project narrative must be completed and 
submitted via Grants.gov. This notice provides the public an 
opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these forms.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before July 13, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Please submit comments on this information collection 
directly to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of 
the Interior, via e-mail [OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov] or fax (202) 395-
5806; 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, NCRDS in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Tewalt by mail at U.S. 
Geological Survey, MS956 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, 
Reston, VA 20192 or by telephone at 703-648-6437.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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I. Abstract

    The primary objective of the NCRDS is to advance the understanding 
of the energy endowment of the United States (U.S.) through the 
gathering and organization of digital geologic information related to 
coal, coalbed gas, shale gas and other energy resources. Standardized 
information on the location, quality, quantity, and availability of 
U.S. energy resources is necessary for policy makers to optimize energy 
development within an economic context; to implement wise land use 
planning, as well as to minimize environmental impacts from energy 
utilization. The primary partners, for the past 33 years of NCRDS, have 
been the State geological surveys, which function as the basic 
scientific information sources for their governments. Data submitted to 
NCRDS by States or Universities constitute more than two-thirds of 
USTRAT, a USGS point-source stratigraphic database on coal occurrence. 
This database provides the geologic basis for resource assessment 
calculations at federal and State levels. Assistance in other Energy 
Program research efforts is also provided by State survey geologists 
through the NCRDS cooperative agreements.
    Awards to a State geological survey are through a competitive 
process via submittal to http://www.grants.gov. Although no mandate 
exists, dollars are matched or in-kind services provided at some level 
by the States. Data compilation and submittal are continuous, building 
onto prior years of work, thus multi-year proposals are submitted, but 
are funded annually based on availability. In 2009, NCRDS supported 26 
projects in 23 States. The program is conducted under various 
authorities, including 30 U.S.C. 208-1, 42 U.S.C. 15801, and 43 U.S.C. 
31 et seq.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1028-New.
    Title: National Coal Resources Data System (NCRDS).
    Respondent Obligation: Voluntary; necessary to receive benefits.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Estimated Annual Number of and Description of Respondents: 30 total 
State Geological Surveys or Universities are canvassed for a multi-year 
period.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 25.
    Estimated Completion Time: 20 hours per response.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 750 hours.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: We 
estimate the public reporting burden will average 20 hours per 
response. This includes time to develop project goals, write the 
statement of work, perform internal proposal reviews, and submit the 
proposal through grants.gov.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'': 
There are no ``non-hour cost'' burdens associated with this collection 
of information.

III. Request for Comments

    To comply with the public consultation 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. We invite comments concerning this ICR on: (a) Whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to 
perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) 
the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to 
minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments that you submit 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 publically available at anytime. 
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: May 7, 2009.
Brenda Pierce,
Program Coordinator, USGS Energy Resources Program.
[FR Doc. E9-11256 Filed 5-13-09; 8:45 am]
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