30-Day Notice of Submission of Study Package to Office of Management and Budget; Opportunity for Public Comment, 69135-69136 [E9-31021]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 30, 2009 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information please contact Teresa Dean at (703) 648–4825 or e-mail at tdean@usgs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract During FY10, the NGP of the USGS will provide funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for the collection of orthoimagery and elevation data. We will accept applications from State, local or tribal governments and academic institutions to advance the development of The National Map and other national geospatial databases. This effort will support our need to supplement ongoing data collection activities to respond to an increasing demand for more accurate and current elevation data and orthoimagery. To submit a proposal, a completed project narrative and application must be submitted via Grants.gov. Grant recipients must complete a final technical report at the end of the project period. All application instructions and forms are available on the Internet through Grants.gov (https:// www.grants.gov). Hard/paper submissions and electronic copies submitted via e-mail will not be accepted under any circumstances. All reports will be accepted electronically via e-mail. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028–0092. Title: National Map: Imagery and Elevation Maps Grants Program. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Respondent Obligation: Required to receive benefits. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Description of Respondents: State, Local and Tribal Governments, private and non-profit firms, and academic institutions. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 40 applications and 20 final reports. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping: ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: 2,680 hours. We expect to receive approximately 40 applications. It will take each applicant approximately 60 hours to complete the narrative and present supporting documents. This includes the time for project conception and development, proposal writing, reviewing, and submitting the proposal application through Grants.gov (totaling 2,400 burden hours). We anticipate awarding 20 grants per year. The award recipients must submit quarterly and final reports during the project. Within 7 days of the beginning of each quarter, VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:01 Dec 29, 2009 Jkt 220001 a report must be submitted summarizing the previous quarter’s progress. The quarterly report will take at least 1 hour to prepare (totaling 80 burden hours). A final report must be submitted within 90 calendar days of the end of the project period. We estimate that approximately 10 hours will be used to complete the final report (totaling 200 hours). 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 We are soliciting comments as to: (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) how to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) how to minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 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. Dated: December 23, 2009. Julia Fields, Deputy Director, National Geospatial Program. [FR Doc. E9–30939 Filed 12–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service 30-Day Notice of Submission of Study Package to Office of Management and Budget; Opportunity for Public Comment AGENCY: Department of the Interior; National Park Service. PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69135 ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: Under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 36 CFR Part 51, Subpart C, regarding the Solicitation, Selection and Award Procedures, the National Park Service invites comments on a currently approved collection of information (OMB Control # 1024–0125). The OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the requested information collection, but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, to ensure maximum consideration, OMB should receive public comments within 30 days of the date on which this notice is published in the Federal Register. The National Park Service published the 60-day Federal Register notice to solicit comments on this proposed information collection on August 6, 2009, on pages 39335–39336. DATES: Public comments on the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) will be accepted for 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior, (OMB #1024–0125) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB by fax at 202/ 395–5806, or by electronic mail at OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. Please also send a copy of your comments to Ms. Jo A. Pendry, Concession Program Manager, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW. (2410), Washington, DC 20240, or electronically to jo_pendry@nps.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jo A. Pendry, phone: 202–513–7156, fax: 202–371–6662, or at the address above. You are entitled to a copy of the entire ICR package free-of-charge. There were no public comments received as a result of publishing in the Federal Register a 60-day Notice of Intention to Request Clearance of Information Collection for this survey. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Submission of Offers in Response to Concession Opportunities. OMB Control Number: 1024–0125. Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2010. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Description of Need: The regulations at 36 CFR Part 51 primarily implement Title IV of the National Parks Omnibus Management Act of 1998 (Pub. L. 105– 391 or the Act), which provides new legislative authority, policies and requirements for the solicitation, award E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 69136 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 30, 2009 / Notices and administration of National Park Service (NPS) concession contracts. The regulations require the submission of offers by parties interested in applying for a NPS concession contract. NPS has submitted a request to OMB to renew approval of the collection of information in 36 CFR Part 51, Subpart C, regarding Solicitation, Selection, and Award Procedures. NPS is requesting a 3-year term of approval for this information collection activity. An agency 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. The OMB control number for this collection of information is 1024–0125, and is identified in 36 CFR Section 51.104. Estimate of Burden: Approximately 480 hours per response for large operations. Approximately 240 hours per response for small operations. Estimated Number of Respondents: Approximately 160 for small operations. Approximately 80 for large operations. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: One. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 38,400 hours for small operations. 38,400 hours for large operations. 76,800 Total. Send comments on (1) The accuracy of the agency’s burden estimates; (2) ways to minimize the burden, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; (3) or any other aspect of this collection to the Office of Management and Budget at the following address. Please refer to OMB control number 1024–0125 in all correspondence. Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular business hours. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home address from the record, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There also may be circumstances in which we would withhold from the record a respondent’s identity, as allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. However, we will not consider anonymous comments. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:01 Dec 29, 2009 Jkt 220001 Dated: December 16, 2009. Cartina A. Miller, NPS Information Collection Clearance Officer, Washington Administrative Program Center. [FR Doc. E9–31021 Filed 12–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4313–53–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–FHC–2009–N233; 40120–1113– 4044–D2–FY10] Marine Mammal Protection Act; Stock Assessment Report AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of final 2009 revised marine mammal stock assessment reports for two stocks of West Indian manatee; response to comments. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA), and its implementing regulations, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce that we have revised our stock assessment report (SAR) for each of the two West Indian manatee stocks in the southeastern United States: The Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) stock and the Puerto Rico stock of Antillean manatee (Trichechus manatus manatus), including incorporation of public comments. We now make these two final 2009 revised SARs available to the public. ADDRESSES: To obtain the SARs for either or both of the West Indian manatee subspecies, see Document Availability under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: West Indian Manatee in Florida: Jim Valade, (904) 731–3116 (telephone) or Jim_Valade@fws.gov (e-mail). West Indian Manatee in Puerto Rico: Marelisa Rivera, (787) 851–7297 (telephone) or Marelisa_Rivera@fws.gov (e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Under the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and its implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 18, we regulate the taking, transportation, purchasing, selling, offering for sale, exporting, and importing of marine mammals. One of the MMPA’s goals is to ensure that stocks of marine mammals occurring in waters under U.S. jurisdiction do not experience a level of human-caused PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 mortality and serious injury that is likely to cause the stock to be reduced below its optimum sustainable population level (OSP). OSP is defined as ‘‘the number of animals which will result in the maximum productivity of the population or the species, keeping in mind the carrying capacity of the habitat and the health of the ecosystem of which they form a constituent element.’’ To help accomplish the goal of maintaining marine mammal stocks at their OSPs, section 117 of the MMPA requires us and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to prepare a SAR for each marine mammal stock that occurs in waters under U.S. jurisdiction. A SAR must be based on the best scientific information available; therefore, we prepare it in consultation with established regional scientific review groups. Each SAR must include: (1) A description of the stock and its geographic range; (2) a minimum population estimate, maximum net productivity rate, and current population trend; (3) an estimate of human-caused mortality and serious injury; (4) a description of commercial fishery interactions; (5) a categorization of the status of the stock; and (6) an estimate of the potential biological removal (PBR) level. The PBR is defined as ‘‘the maximum number of animals, not including natural mortalities, that may be removed from a marine mammal stock while allowing that stock to reach or maintain its OSP.’’ The PBR is the product of the minimum population estimate of the stock (Nmin); one-half the maximum theoretical or estimated net productivity rate of the stock at a small population size (Rmax); and a recovery factor (Fr) of between 0.1 and 1.0, which is intended to compensate for uncertainty and unknown estimation errors. Section 117 of the MMPA also requires us and NMFS to review the SARs (a) at least annually for stocks that are specified as strategic stocks; (b) at least annually for stocks for which significant new information is available; and (c) at least once every 3 years for all other stocks. A strategic stock is defined in the MMPA as a marine mammal stock (a) for which the level of direct humancaused mortality exceeds the PBR; (b) which, based on the best available scientific information, is declining and is likely to be listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; ESA), within the foreseeable future; or (c) which is listed as a threatened or endangered species under E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 249 (Wednesday, December 30, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 69135-69136]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-31021]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


30-Day Notice of Submission of Study Package to Office of 
Management and Budget; Opportunity for Public Comment

AGENCY: Department of the Interior; National Park Service.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: Under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 36 
CFR Part 51, Subpart C, regarding the Solicitation, Selection and Award 
Procedures, the National Park Service invites comments on a currently 
approved collection of information (OMB Control  1024-0125).
    The OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the requested 
information collection, but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, to 
ensure maximum consideration, OMB should receive public comments within 
30 days of the date on which this notice is published in the Federal 
Register.
    The National Park Service published the 60-day Federal Register 
notice to solicit comments on this proposed information collection on 
August 6, 2009, on pages 39335-39336.

DATES: Public comments on the proposed Information Collection Request 
(ICR) will be accepted for 30 days from the date of publication in the 
Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior, (OMB 1024-0125) Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB by fax at 202/395-5806, or by 
electronic mail at OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. Please also send a copy of 
your comments to Ms. Jo A. Pendry, Concession Program Manager, National 
Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW. (2410), Washington, DC 20240, or 
electronically to jo_pendry@nps.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jo A. Pendry, phone: 202-513-7156, 
fax: 202-371-6662, or at the address above. You are entitled to a copy 
of the entire ICR package free-of-charge.
    There were no public comments received as a result of publishing in 
the Federal Register a 60-day Notice of Intention to Request Clearance 
of Information Collection for this survey.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Submission of Offers in Response to Concession 
Opportunities.
    OMB Control Number: 1024-0125.
    Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2010.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Description of Need: The regulations at 36 CFR Part 51 primarily 
implement Title IV of the National Parks Omnibus Management Act of 1998 
(Pub. L. 105-391 or the Act), which provides new legislative authority, 
policies and requirements for the solicitation, award

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and administration of National Park Service (NPS) concession contracts. 
The regulations require the submission of offers by parties interested 
in applying for a NPS concession contract.
    NPS has submitted a request to OMB to renew approval of the 
collection of information in 36 CFR Part 51, Subpart C, regarding 
Solicitation, Selection, and Award Procedures. NPS is requesting a 3-
year term of approval for this information collection activity.
    An agency 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. The OMB control number for this 
collection of information is 1024-0125, and is identified in 36 CFR 
Section 51.104.
    Estimate of Burden: Approximately 480 hours per response for large 
operations. Approximately 240 hours per response for small operations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: Approximately 160 for small 
operations. Approximately 80 for large operations.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: One.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 38,400 hours for 
small operations. 38,400 hours for large operations. 76,800 Total.
    Send comments on (1) The accuracy of the agency's burden estimates; 
(2) ways to minimize the burden, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology; (3) or 
any other aspect of this collection to the Office of Management and 
Budget at the following address. Please refer to OMB control number 
1024-0125 in all correspondence.
    Our practice is to make comments, including names and home 
addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular 
business hours. Individual respondents may request that we withhold 
their home address from the record, which we will honor to the extent 
allowable by law. There also may be circumstances in which we would 
withhold from the record a respondent's identity, as allowable by law. 
If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state 
this prominently at the beginning of your comment. However, we will not 
consider anonymous comments. We will make all submissions from 
organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying 
themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or 
businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety.

    Dated: December 16, 2009.
Cartina A. Miller,
NPS Information Collection Clearance Officer, Washington Administrative 
Program Center.
[FR Doc. E9-31021 Filed 12-29-09; 8:45 am]
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