Proposed Information Collection; Assessment of the Business Requirements and Benefits of Enhanced National Elevation Data, 23797-23798 [2010-10374]

Download as PDF 23797 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 85 / Tuesday, May 4, 2010 / Notices the public and affecting agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This Notice Also Lists the Following Information Title of Proposal: Multifamily Housing Service Coordinator Program. OMB Approval Number: 2502–0447. Form Numbers: HUD–92456, HUD– 50080–SCMF, HUD–91186, SF–269–A, SF–424, SF–424–Supp, HUD–2880, SF– LLL, HUD–96010, HUD–91186–A. Description of the Need for the Information and Its Proposed Use: Housing project owners/managers apply for grants under the Housing Service Coordinator Program. The requested information will assist HUD in evaluating grant applicants and to determine how well grant funds meet stated program goals and how well the public was served. Frequency of Submission: Quarterly, Semi-annually, Annually. Number of respondents Annual responses 4300 4.837 Reporting Burden .............................................................................. Total Estimated Burden Hours: 69,150. Status: Extension of a currently approved collection. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. Dated: April 28, 2010. Leroy McKinney, Jr., Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–10421 Filed 5–3–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P I. Abstract DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey Proposed Information Collection; Assessment of the Business Requirements and Benefits of Enhanced National Elevation Data mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: United States Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. SUMMARY: We (U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and a part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this IC. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: You must submit comment on or before July 6, 2010. ADDRESSES: Send your comments to the IC to Phadrea Ponds, Information Collections Clearance Officer, U.S. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:58 May 03, 2010 Geological Survey, 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, LiDAR. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Snyder by mail at U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 517, Reston, VA 20192–0001, or by telephone at 703–648–5169. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jkt 220001 USGS Geography supports some of the most pressing resource management, environmental and climate change science issues faced by our Nation. Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) is the leading technology for collecting highly-accurate three-dimensional measurements of the Earth’s topography and surface features such buildings, bridges, coastlines, rivers, forests and other landscape characteristics. These data provide an unprecedented tool for scientific understanding and informed National decisions related to ecosystem management, energy development, natural resource conservation and mitigating geologic and flood-related hazards. The USGS now collects LiDAR data to a limited extent and primarily for upgrading bare-earth elevation data for The National Map. This study seeks to establish a baseline of national business needs and associated benefits for LiDAR to enhance the responsiveness of USGS programs, and to design an efficient future program that balances requirements, benefits and costs. The study advances coordinated program development among the numerous federal and state agencies that increasingly rely on LiDAR to enable the fulfillment of their missions. The study is sponsored by the National Digital PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Hours per response × = 3.324 Burden hours 69,150 Elevation Program steering committee and supported by several member agencies. The information collection process will be guided by an interagency management team led by USGS with support from a professional services contractor. The information collection will be conducted using a standardized template. 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. II. Data OMB Control Number: None. This is a new collection. Title: Assessment of the Business Requirements and Benefits of Enhanced National Elevation Data. Type of Request: New. Affected Public: States, U.S. Territories, Tribes and selected private natural resource development companies. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: One time only. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: Approximately 300 responses. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,200. 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; E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 23798 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 85 / Tuesday, May 4, 2010 / 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. To comply with the public process, we hereby publish this Federal Register notice announcing that we will submit this IC to OMB for approval. The notice provides the required 60-day public comment period. USGS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Phadrea D. Ponds, 970–226–9445. effective upon publication of this notice, includes certain adjacent real property situated in Newton County, Missouri legally described as: Thirty acres squarely off the South side of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (SW1⁄4 SE1⁄4) of Section 7, Township 26 North, Range 31 West, 5th P.M., Newton County, Missouri. Dated: April 27, 2010. Bruce K. Quirk, Land Remote Sensing Program Coordinator. SUMMARY: The MMS, in accordance with regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), announces the availability of an EA and FONNSI for the Cape Wind Energy Project proposed for Nantucket Sound, offshore Massachusetts. On January 16, 2009, the MMS announced the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Cape Wind Energy Project. The FEIS assessed the physical, biological, and social/human impacts of the proposed project and 13 alternatives, including a no-action alternative (i.e., the project is not built), and proposed mitigation. The MMS prepared this EA to determine whether MMS needs to supplement the FEIS for the Cape Wind Energy Project by examining whether there are ‘‘substantial changes in the proposed action that are relevant to environmental concerns’’ or whether ‘‘there are significant new circumstances or information relevant to environmental concerns and bearing on the proposed action or its impacts’’ that either were not fully discussed or did not exist at the time the FEIS was prepared (40 CFR 1502.9). The MMS reviewed information obtained from the scientific/technical literature, government reports and actions, intergovernmental coordination and communications, required consultations, comments made during [FR Doc. 2010–10374 Filed 5–3–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Boundary Revision at George Washington Carver National Monument National Park Service, Interior. Announcement of boundary revision. AGENCY: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice announces a revision of the boundary of George Washington Carver National Monument, Newton County, Missouri, to include adjacent land donated by the Carver Birthplace Association. The boundary revision is authorized by the Act of July 14, 1943, 57 Stat. 563, (16 U.S.C. 450aa). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James R. Heaney, Superintendent, George Washington Carver National Monument, 5646 Carver Road, Diamond, Missouri 64840, or by telephone: 417–325–4151. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby provided that the boundaries of George Washington Carver National Monument are revised. This revision, VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:58 May 03, 2010 Jkt 220001 Dated: April 21, 2010. Ernest Quintana, Regional Director, Midwest Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2010–10329 Filed 5–3–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–BB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Environmental Assessment Prepared for Proposed Cape Wind Energy Project in Nantucket Sound, Offshore Massachusetts AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No New Significant Impact (FONNSI) PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the FEIS comment period, and comments received during the 30-day comment period after the initial circulation of this EA on March 8, 2010. This included the information discussed in the January 13, 2010, MMS Documentation of Section 106 Finding of Adverse Effect (Revised Finding), contained in the comments received during the 30-day period offered after the Revised Finding was circulated, and the information contained in the April 2, 2010, comment by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. The MMS has determined that there is no new information that would necessitate a re-analysis of the range of the alternatives or the kinds, levels, or locations of the impacts of the Proposed Action on socioeconomic conditions or biologic, physical, or cultural resources. The analyses, potential impacts, and conclusions detailed in the FEIS remain valid. Therefore, the MMS has concluded that a supplemental EIS is not required. The EA and FONNSI are available at http://www.mms.gov/ offshore/RenewableEnergy/ CapeWind.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James F. Bennett, Chief, Environmental Assessment Branch, Minerals Management Service, 381 Elden Street MS–4042, Herndon, Virginia 20170. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In November 2001, Cape Wind Associates, LLC, applied for a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) under the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 to construct a wind power facility on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound, offshore Massachusetts. Following the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) and associated amendments to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), the Department of the Interior was given statutory authority to issue leases, easements, and rights-of-way for renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Accordingly, Cape Wind Associates, LLC, submitted an application to the MMS in 2005 to construct, operate, and eventually decommission an offshore wind power facility on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound. The project calls for 130, 3.6 megawatt (MW) wind turbine generators, each with a maximum blade height of 440 feet, to be arranged in a grid pattern in 25 square miles of Nantucket Sound, offshore Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket Island. With a maximum electric output of 468 MW and an average anticipated output of 182 MW, the facility is projected to generate up to three- E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 85 (Tuesday, May 4, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23797-23798]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-10374]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey


Proposed Information Collection; Assessment of the Business 
Requirements and Benefits of Enhanced National Elevation Data

AGENCY: United States Geological Survey (USGS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We (U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described 
below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and a part of 
our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we 
invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this 
IC. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to 
respond to a collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB 
control number.

DATES: You must submit comment on or before July 6, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments to the IC to Phadrea Ponds, Information 
Collections Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 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, LiDAR.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Snyder by mail at U.S. 
Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 517, Reston, VA 
20192-0001, or by telephone at 703-648-5169.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    USGS Geography supports some of the most pressing resource 
management, environmental and climate change science issues faced by 
our Nation. Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) is the leading 
technology for collecting highly-accurate three-dimensional 
measurements of the Earth's topography and surface features such 
buildings, bridges, coastlines, rivers, forests and other landscape 
characteristics. These data provide an unprecedented tool for 
scientific understanding and informed National decisions related to 
ecosystem management, energy development, natural resource conservation 
and mitigating geologic and flood-related hazards. The USGS now 
collects LiDAR data to a limited extent and primarily for upgrading 
bare-earth elevation data for The National Map. This study seeks to 
establish a baseline of national business needs and associated benefits 
for LiDAR to enhance the responsiveness of USGS programs, and to design 
an efficient future program that balances requirements, benefits and 
costs. The study advances coordinated program development among the 
numerous federal and state agencies that increasingly rely on LiDAR to 
enable the fulfillment of their missions. The study is sponsored by the 
National Digital Elevation Program steering committee and supported by 
several member agencies.
    The information collection process will be guided by an interagency 
management team led by USGS with support from a professional services 
contractor. The information collection will be conducted using a 
standardized template. 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.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: None. This is a new collection.
    Title: Assessment of the Business Requirements and Benefits of 
Enhanced National Elevation Data.
    Type of Request: New.
    Affected Public: States, U.S. Territories, Tribes and selected 
private natural resource development companies.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: One time only.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: Approximately 300 
responses.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,200.

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;

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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. To comply with the public process, we 
hereby publish this Federal Register notice announcing that we will 
submit this IC to OMB for approval. The notice provides the required 
60-day public comment period.
    USGS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Phadrea D. Ponds, 
970-226-9445.

    Dated: April 27, 2010.
Bruce K. Quirk,
Land Remote Sensing Program Coordinator.
[FR Doc. 2010-10374 Filed 5-3-10; 8:45 am]
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