Agency Information Collection Activities: Pompeys Pillar Visitor Survey, 28522-28523 [E9-14155]

Download as PDF 28522 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 114 / Tuesday, June 16, 2009 / Notices schedule and locations will be posted on the DOI/OST Web site at http:// www.ost.doi.gov. ACTION: Notice of a new information collection. The Department of the Interior, Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (DOI/OST) invites tribal government leaders to participate in a series of tribal consultation sessions. Dates and Locations: The tribal consultation sessions will be held on the following dates and in the following locations: (1) June 30, 2009 in Oklahoma City, OK. (2) July 14, 2009 in Rapid City, SD. (3) July 29, 2009 in Portland, OR. (4) August 4, 2009 in Billings, MT. (5) August 18, 2009 in Albuquerque, NM. The purpose of the consultation sessions is to discuss ideas in developing new tribal share allocation formulas that will be used to apportion funds for tribes performing, or interested in performing, the appraisal program pursuant to Public Law 93–638 contracts and compacts. These formulas will ensure uniformity and transparency in determining tribal shares and funding residual for the inherent federal functions. A report of each consultation session will be prepared and made available within 90 days of the consultation to all tribal governments that currently compact or contract the appraisal program. Tribes wishing to submit written testimony for the consultation report should send it to Debbie Meisner, Director Administrative Operations, Office of Appraisal Services at Debbie_Meisner@ost.doi.gov, either prior to the consultation session or by September 18, 2009. Please note that only written testimony submitted to DOI/OST will be included in the report, as an appendix. Testimony and comments made orally will be summarized in the report without attribution, along with topics of concern and recommendations. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: June 10, 2009. Margaret Williams, Deputy Special Trustee/Trust Accountability. [FR Doc. E9–14108 Filed 6–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–2W–P mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey Agency Information Collection Activities: Pompeys Pillar Visitor Survey AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:50 Jun 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB a new information collection request (ICR) for approval of the paperwork requirements for an on-site visitor survey to be conducted at Pompeys Pillar National Monument in Billings, Montana. This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this project. DATES: You must submit comments on or before July 16, 2009. ADDRESSES: Please submit written 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 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 written 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, Pompeys Pillar in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynne Koontz by mail at U.S. Geological Survey, 2150–C Center Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80526, or by telephone at (970) 226–9384. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The USGS is working with the BLM Montana State office to conduct a survey of visitors to Pompeys Pillar National Monument. The information collected will be used by BLM to understand the spending trends of PPNM visitors in the surrounding local communities. This information will also be used to calculate the regional employment and income effects of PPNM visitor spending for the BLM Resource Management Plan analysis. Collection of these data is necessary for a rigorous and objective economic analysis that meets the ‘‘hard look’’ doctrine that has emerged from case law related to NEPA and to meet internal guidelines for credible economic analysis. The USGS will conduct an onsite survey of visitors to PPNM during the summer and fall visitation season (mid July–September). II. Data OMB Control Number: None. This is a new collection. PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Title: Pompeys Pillar Visitor Survey. Respondent Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: This is a onetime collection. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Visitors of Pompeys Pillar National Monument. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 630. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: 91 hours. We will contact 750 people exiting the recreation area. We anticipate an 80% response rate. We estimate each intercept survey will average 9 minutes per response (600 visitors). We also estimate that it will take 2 minutes per response to respond to three questions of a sample of 30 visitors who decline to take the written survey. These times includes the time for receiving instructions and completing the survey. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: There are no ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this collection of information. III. Request for Comments On February 6, 2009, we published a Federal Register notice (74 FR 6305) soliciting comments announcing that we would submit this information to OMB for approval. The comment period closed on April 7, 2009. We did not receive any comments in response to that notice. We again 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 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. E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 114 / Tuesday, June 16, 2009 / Notices Dated: June 9, 2009 Sue Haseltine, Associate Director for Biology. [FR Doc. E9–14155 Filed 6–15–09; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–IA–2009–N0119; 96300–1671– 0000–P5] Receipt of Applications for Permit Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species. The Endangered Species Act requires that we invite public comment on these permit applications. DATES: Written data, comments or requests must be received by July 16, 2009. ADDRESSES: Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 212, Arlington, Virginia 22203; fax 703/358–2281. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Division of Management Authority, telephone 703/358–2104. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Endangered Species The public is invited to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct certain activities with endangered species. This notice is provided pursuant to Section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Submit your written data, comments, or requests for copies of the complete applications to the address shown in ADDRESSES. Applicant: Hidden Harbor Marine Environmental Project, The Turtle Hospital, Marathon, FL, PRT–207047 The applicant requests a permit to export five green sea turtles (Chelonia VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:50 Jun 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 mydas), one male and four immature animals, to Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park and Marine Sanctuary, Dorset, United Kingdom, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Applicant: Konstantin Khrapko, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, PRT–215297 BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P AGENCY: 28523 Issuance of Permits The applicant requests a permit to acquire from Coriell Institute of Medical Research, Camden, NJ, in interstate commerce fibroblast cell line cultures from bonobos (Pan paniscus) for the purpose of scientific research. Applicant: Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO, PRT–201169 The applicant requests a permit to import one male and two female captive-born horned guans (Oreophasis derbianus) from African Safari Park, Puebla, Mexico, for the purpose of enhancement of the species through captive propagation and conservation education. Applicant: Burke Museum, Seattle, WA, PRT–714601 The applicant requests renewal of their permit to export and re-import non-living museum specimens of endangered and threatened species of animals previously accessioned into the applicant’s collection for scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5–year period. The following applicants request a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) culled from a captive herd maintained under the management program of the Republic of South Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. Applicant: Brian H. Welker, Fulshear, TX, PRT–213427 Applicant: Donald E. Black, Saint Clair Shores, MI, PRT–209120 Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–IA–2009–N0069; 96300–1671– 0000–P5] AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species and/ or marine mammals. ADDRESSES: Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 212, Arlington, Virginia 22203; fax 703/358–2281. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Division of Management Authority, telephone 703/358–2104. Notice is hereby given that on the dates below, as authorized by the provisions of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and/ or the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the Fish and Wildlife Service issued the requested permits subject to certain conditions set forth therein. For each permit for an endangered species, the Service found that (1) the application was filed in good faith, (2) the granted permit would not operate to the disadvantage of the endangered species, and (3) the granted permit would be consistent with the purposes and policy set forth in Section 2 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Applicant: William P. Weedon, Olivia, NC, PRT–211300 Dated: June 5, 2009 Lisa J. Lierheimer Senior Permit Biologist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority [FR Doc. E9–14054 Filed 6–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–S PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 114 (Tuesday, June 16, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28522-28523]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-14155]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey


Agency Information Collection Activities: Pompeys Pillar Visitor 
Survey

AGENCY: U.S. 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 have submitted to OMB a new 
information collection request (ICR) for approval of the paperwork 
requirements for an on-site visitor survey to be conducted at Pompeys 
Pillar National Monument in Billings, Montana. This notice provides the 
public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this 
project.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before July 16, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Please submit written 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 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 written 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, Pompeys Pillar 
in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynne Koontz by mail at U.S. 
Geological Survey, 2150-C Center Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80526, or by 
telephone at (970) 226-9384.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The USGS is working with the BLM Montana State office to conduct a 
survey of visitors to Pompeys Pillar National Monument. The information 
collected will be used by BLM to understand the spending trends of PPNM 
visitors in the surrounding local communities. This information will 
also be used to calculate the regional employment and income effects of 
PPNM visitor spending for the BLM Resource Management Plan analysis. 
Collection of these data is necessary for a rigorous and objective 
economic analysis that meets the ``hard look'' doctrine that has 
emerged from case law related to NEPA and to meet internal guidelines 
for credible economic analysis. The USGS will conduct an on-site survey 
of visitors to PPNM during the summer and fall visitation season (mid 
July-September).

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: None. This is a new collection.
    Title: Pompeys Pillar Visitor Survey.
    Respondent Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: This is a one-time collection.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Visitors of 
Pompeys Pillar National Monument.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 630.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: 91 
hours. We will contact 750 people exiting the recreation area. We 
anticipate an 80% response rate. We estimate each intercept survey will 
average 9 minutes per response (600 visitors). We also estimate that it 
will take 2 minutes per response to respond to three questions of a 
sample of 30 visitors who decline to take the written survey. These 
times includes the time for receiving instructions and completing the 
survey.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: 
There are no ``non-hour cost'' burdens associated with this collection 
of information.

III. Request for Comments

    On February 6, 2009, we published a Federal Register notice (74 FR 
6305) soliciting comments announcing that we would submit this 
information to OMB for approval. The comment period closed on April 7, 
2009. We did not receive any comments in response to that notice.
    We again 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 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.


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    Dated: June 9, 2009
Sue Haseltine,
 Associate Director for Biology.
[FR Doc. E9-14155 Filed 6-15-09; 8:45 am]
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