Land and Water Conservation Fund Description and Notification, Performance Reports, Agreements and Amendments, On-site Inspection Reports, and Conversion of Use Provisions, 52010-52012 [2010-21041]

Download as PDF wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 52010 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 163 / Tuesday, August 24, 2010 / Notices Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5180, MSC 7844, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–408– 9041, claytone@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Genes, Genomes, and Genetics Integrated Review Group, Genomics, Computational Biology and Technology Study Section. Date: October 5–6, 2010. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Melrose Hotel, 2430 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20037. Contact Person: Barbara J Thomas, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 2218, MSC 7890, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435– 0603, bthomas@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group; Synthetic and Biological Chemistry B Study Section. Date: October 5–6, 2010. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Contact Person: Kathryn M Koeller, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4166, MSC 7806, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435– 2681, koellerk@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Integrated Review Group; Bacterial Pathogenesis Study Section. Date: October 5, 2010 Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel, 950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108. Contact Person: Richard G Kostriken, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 3192, MSC 7808, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 402– 4454, kostrikr@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; PAR–09– 016: Innovation in Molecular Imaging Probes. Date: October 5, 2010. Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Hilton Washington DC/Rockville, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. Contact Person: Eileen W Bradley, DSC, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5100, MSC 7854, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435– 1179, bradleye@csr.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393–93.396, 93.837–93.844, 93.846–93.878, 93.892, 93.893, National Institutes of Health, HHS) VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Aug 23, 2010 Jkt 220001 Dated: August 18, 2010. Jennifer S. Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2010–20963 Filed 8–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Notice of Meetings Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of meetings of the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council. The meeting will be open to the public as indicated below, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable materials, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council; Clinical Trials Subcommittee. Date: September 22–23, 2010. Closed: September 22, 2010, 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814. Open: September 23, 2010, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Agenda: To discuss clinical trials policy. Place: National Institutes of Health, Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive, Conference Room D, Bethesda, MD 20892. Contact Person: Petra Kaufmann, MD, Director, Office of Clinical Research, NINDS, National Institutes of Health, Neuroscience Center, Room 2216, 6001 Executive Blvd., (301) 496–9135, Kaufmanp2@ninds.nih.gov. In the interest of security, NIH has instituted stringent procedures for entrance onto the NIH campus. All visitor vehicles, including taxicabs, hotel, and airport shuttles will be inspected before being allowed on PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 campus. Visitors will be asked to show one form of identification (for example, a government-issued photo ID, driver’s license, or passport) and to state the purpose of their visit. Information is also available on the Institute’s/Center’s home page: https:// www.ninds.nih.gov, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.853, Clinical Research Related to Neurological Disorders; 93.854, Biological Basis Research in the Neurosciences, National Institutes of Health, HHS). Dated: August 18, 2010. Jennifer Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2010–20962 Filed 8–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Land and Water Conservation Fund Description and Notification, Performance Reports, Agreements and Amendments, On-site Inspection Reports, and Conversion of Use Provisions National Park Service, Interior. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we (National Park Service, NPS) have sent five interrelated Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to OMB for renewal (OMB Control Numbers 1024–0031, 1024–0032, 1024–0033, 1024–0034, and 1024–0047). We summarize each ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden. These ICRs are scheduled to expire on August 31, 2010. 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 these information collections while they are pending at OMB. DATES: Submit comments on any or all of these ICRs on or before September 23, 2010. ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on these ICRs to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at OMB–OIRA at (202) 395– 5806 (fax) or OIRA_DOCKET@OMB.eop.gov (e-mail). Please provide a copy of your comments to Cartina Miller, Information Collection SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 163 / Tuesday, August 24, 2010 / Notices Clearance Officer, National Park Service, at 202–371–2049 (fax) or Cartina_Miller@nps.gov (e-mail). Please specify the appropriate OMB control number(s) in the subject line of your comment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Heupel, Outdoor Recreation Planner, State and Local Assistance Programs, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 2225, Washington, DC 20240 (mail) or 202– 371–5179 (fax). You are entitled to a copy of the ICR packages free of charge. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (LWCF Act) (16 U.S.C 4601–4 et seq.) was enacted to help preserve, develop, and ensure access to outdoor recreation facilities. The LWCF Act provides funds for and authorizes Federal assistance to the States for planning, acquisition, and development of needed land and water areas and facilities. In accordance with the LWCF Act, we administer the LWCF State Assistance Program, which provides matching grants to States, and through the States to local units of government. As used in these ICRs, the term ‘‘States’’ includes the 50 States; the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands; the District of Columbia; and the territories of Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. The LWCF State Assistance Program gives maximum flexibility and responsibility to the States. States establish their own priorities and criteria and award their grant money through a competitive selection process based on a Statewide recreation plan. Local units of government participate in the program as subgrantees of the State with the State retaining primary grant compliance responsibility. We are seeking renewal of the following information collections for this program: wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 1. Description and Notification Form Title: Land and Water Conservation Fund Description and Notification Form. OMB Control Number: 1024–0031. Service Form Numbers: 10–903. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. Brief Description of Collection: The Description and Notification Form (DNF), NPS 10–903, captures information about Land and Water Conservation Fund grants and the parks and recreation areas assisted through approval of a new grant, an amendment to an existing grant, or a Conversion of VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Aug 23, 2010 Jkt 220001 Use Provisions request. The DNF becomes part of the official project agreement. Affected Public: States. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 448. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 448. 2. Program Performance Report Title: Land and Water Conservation Fund Program Performance Reports. OMB Control Number: 1024–0032. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. Brief Description of Collection: States must submit performance reports that describe the status of the work required under the project agreement and other pertinent information. Performance reports may be combined with the onsite inspection reports approved under OMB Control No. 1024–0034. We use this information to determine that adequate progress is being made for completing projects as agreed. Affected Public: States. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 672. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 672. 3. Project Agreements and Amendments Title: Land and Water Conservation Fund Project Agreement and Amendment. OMB Control Number: 1024–0033. Service Form Numbers: 10–902 and 10–902A. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. Brief Description of Collection: To receive financial assistance, States must complete and sign the LWCF Project Agreement. We use this information to document the obligations assumed by the State through its acceptance of Federal assistance. This agreement also obligates the Federal government to provide grants up to the designated amount for eligible costs. To alter an agreement, States must complete and sign the Amendment to Project Agreement. Affected Public: States. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52011 Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 448 (224 for each form). Estimated Completion Time per Response: 3 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,344. 4. On-Site Inspection Reports Title: Land and Water Conservation Fund On-Site Inspection Reports. OMB Control Number: 1024–0034. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. Brief Description of Collection: Onsite inspections of funded sites are required so that we can (1) determine a project’s eligibility to receive LWCF assistance, (2) monitor the performance of grantees, and (3) ensure compliance with all applicable requirements and regulations. Affected Public: States. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 5,992. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,996. 5. Conversion of Use Provisions Request Title: Land and Water Conservation Fund Conversion of Use Provisions, 36 CFR 59. OMB Control Number: 1024–0047. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. Brief Description of Collection: In accordance with section 6(f)(3) of the LWCF Act and as codified in 36 CFR part 59, no lands acquired or developed with LWCF funds can be converted to other than public outdoor recreation uses unless the NPS approves the conversion in advance. The basis for this information collection is the narrative and supporting documentation necessary to ensure that a conversion of use meets the requirements of the LWCF Act. Affected Public: States. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 50. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 35 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,750. We published the following notices in the Federal Register announcing our intention to renew these ICRs and soliciting public comments for 60 days: E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 52012 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 163 / Tuesday, August 24, 2010 / Notices • OMB Control No. 1024–0031— notice published on March 24, 2010 (75 FR 14181) with public comment period open through May 24, 2010. We did not receive any comments. • OMB Control No. 1024–0032— notice published on April 14, 2010 (75 FR 19419) with public comment period open through June 14, 2010. We did not receive any comments. • OMB Control No. 1024–0033— notice published on April 14, 2010 (75 FR 19419) with public comment period open through June 14, 2010. We did not receive any comments. • OMB Control No. 1024–0034— notice published on March 15, 2010 (75 FR 12253) with public comment period open through May 14, 2010. We received one comment. The commenter expressed concern that the report is negligent in design and does not protect taxpayers’ money and that the program is a waste of money that accomplishes nothing for the good of the American people. Response: On-site inspection reports are one of the methods we use to determine a project’s eligibility to receive LWCF assistance, to monitor the performance of grantees, and to ensure compliance with all requirements and regulations. There is no standard report format. The State develops the on-site inspection report considering issues applicable to the specific project. An agreement negotiated between the NPS and the State covers the scope, timing, and selectivity of the inspections. If we discover that grant funds are being used improperly or the terms of the grant agreement are not being followed, we can withhold the State’s LWCF funding. In addition, if anyone believes that a State’s report may be incorrect or flawed, he or she should contact the appropriate NPS Regional Office. Under the Land and Water Conservation Fund grants program, we have approved over 40,000 projects to support acquisition of open space for park lands or the development of outdoor recreation facilities in every geographic region of the United States, in every county, and in almost all localities. Seventy-five percent of the total funds obligated have gone to locally sponsored projects to provide close-to-home recreation opportunities that are readily accessible to America’s youth, adults, senior citizens, and the physically or mentally challenged. In addition to thousands of small recreation areas, grants have helped to acquire and develop new parks of Statewide or national significance. • OMB Control No. 1024–0047— notice published on April 19, 2010 (75 FR 20374) with public comment period VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Aug 23, 2010 Jkt 220001 open through June 18, 2010. We received one comment. The commenter stated that the public should have an opportunity to comment on a State’s request to convert LWCF-assisted land to other than public outdoor recreational use. Response: While there is no requirement for a State to seek public comment on a conversion of use request, the regulations at 36 CFR part 59 do require that such requests be in accord with the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). Before receiving LWCF grants, States must develop a SCORP and revise it at least every 5 years. The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 requires that States provide ample opportunity for public participation during SCORP development and revision. The Governor of the State must certify that this opportunity has been afforded, and the State must send the results of public meetings and a summary of the public comments to NPS with the SCORP. We again invite comments on: (1) The practical utility of the information being gathered; (2) the accuracy of the burden hour estimate; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden to respondents, including the use of automated information collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail, 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: August 19, 2010. Cartina Miller, NPS Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–21041 Filed 8–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R6–ES–2010–N181; 60120–1113– 0000–D2] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permits AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of receipt of applications for permits. ACTION: We announce our receipt of applications to conduct certain activities pertaining to enhancement of survival of endangered species. The Endangered Species Act requires that we invite public comment on these permit applications. DATES: Written comments on this request for a permit must be received by September 23, 2010. ADDRESSES: Submit written data or comments to the Assistant Regional Director—Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 25486, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225–0486; facsimile 303–236–0027. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal indentifying 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. Document Availability Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552), by any party who submits a request for a copy of such documents within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice to Kris Olsen, by mail (see ADDRESSES) or by telephone at 303–236–4256. All comments we receive from individuals become part of the official public record. Applications The following applicants have requested issuance of enhancement of survival permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Applicant: James Karpowitz, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Ogden, Utah, TE–047266. The applicant requests a permit amendment to add reintroduction of black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes) to their permit in conjunction with recovery activities throughout the species’ range for the purpose of enhancing its survival and recovery. E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Land and Water Conservation Fund Description and Notification, 
Performance Reports, Agreements and Amendments, On-site Inspection 
Reports, and Conversion of Use Provisions

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we 
(National Park Service, NPS) have sent five interrelated Information 
Collection Requests (ICRs) to OMB for renewal (OMB Control Numbers 
1024-0031, 1024-0032, 1024-0033, 1024-0034, and 1024-0047). We 
summarize each ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and 
the estimated burden. These ICRs are scheduled to expire on August 31, 
2010. 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 these information collections while they 
are pending at OMB.

DATES: Submit comments on any or all of these ICRs on or before 
September 23, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on these ICRs to the Desk 
Officer for the Department of the Interior at OMB-OIRA at (202) 395-
5806 (fax) or OIRA_DOCKET@OMB.eop.gov (e-mail). Please provide a copy 
of your comments to Cartina Miller, Information Collection

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Clearance Officer, National Park Service, at 202-371-2049 (fax) or 
Cartina_Miller@nps.gov (e-mail). Please specify the appropriate OMB 
control number(s) in the subject line of your comment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Heupel, Outdoor Recreation 
Planner, State and Local Assistance Programs, National Park Service, 
1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 2225, Washington, DC 20240 (mail) or 202-
371-5179 (fax). You are entitled to a copy of the ICR packages free of 
charge.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 
1965 (LWCF Act) (16 U.S.C 4601-4 et seq.) was enacted to help preserve, 
develop, and ensure access to outdoor recreation facilities. The LWCF 
Act provides funds for and authorizes Federal assistance to the States 
for planning, acquisition, and development of needed land and water 
areas and facilities. In accordance with the LWCF Act, we administer 
the LWCF State Assistance Program, which provides matching grants to 
States, and through the States to local units of government. As used in 
these ICRs, the term ``States'' includes the 50 States; the 
Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands; the 
District of Columbia; and the territories of Guam, the U.S. Virgin 
Islands, and American Samoa.
    The LWCF State Assistance Program gives maximum flexibility and 
responsibility to the States. States establish their own priorities and 
criteria and award their grant money through a competitive selection 
process based on a Statewide recreation plan. Local units of government 
participate in the program as subgrantees of the State with the State 
retaining primary grant compliance responsibility.
    We are seeking renewal of the following information collections for 
this program:

1. Description and Notification Form

    Title: Land and Water Conservation Fund Description and 
Notification Form.
    OMB Control Number: 1024-0031.
    Service Form Numbers: 10-903.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of 
information.
    Brief Description of Collection: The Description and Notification 
Form (DNF), NPS 10-903, captures information about Land and Water 
Conservation Fund grants and the parks and recreation areas assisted 
through approval of a new grant, an amendment to an existing grant, or 
a Conversion of Use Provisions request. The DNF becomes part of the 
official project agreement.
    Affected Public: States.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 448.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 448.

2. Program Performance Report

    Title: Land and Water Conservation Fund Program Performance 
Reports.
    OMB Control Number: 1024-0032.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of 
information.
    Brief Description of Collection: States must submit performance 
reports that describe the status of the work required under the project 
agreement and other pertinent information. Performance reports may be 
combined with the on-site inspection reports approved under OMB Control 
No. 1024-0034. We use this information to determine that adequate 
progress is being made for completing projects as agreed.
    Affected Public: States.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 672.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 672.

3. Project Agreements and Amendments

    Title: Land and Water Conservation Fund Project Agreement and 
Amendment.
    OMB Control Number: 1024-0033.
    Service Form Numbers: 10-902 and 10-902A.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of 
information.
    Brief Description of Collection: To receive financial assistance, 
States must complete and sign the LWCF Project Agreement. We use this 
information to document the obligations assumed by the State through 
its acceptance of Federal assistance. This agreement also obligates the 
Federal government to provide grants up to the designated amount for 
eligible costs. To alter an agreement, States must complete and sign 
the Amendment to Project Agreement.
    Affected Public: States.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 448 (224 for each form).
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 3 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,344.

4. On-Site Inspection Reports

    Title: Land and Water Conservation Fund On-Site Inspection Reports.
    OMB Control Number: 1024-0034.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of 
information.
    Brief Description of Collection: On-site inspections of funded 
sites are required so that we can (1) determine a project's eligibility 
to receive LWCF assistance, (2) monitor the performance of grantees, 
and (3) ensure compliance with all applicable requirements and 
regulations.
    Affected Public: States.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 5,992.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,996.

5. Conversion of Use Provisions Request

    Title: Land and Water Conservation Fund Conversion of Use 
Provisions, 36 CFR 59.
    OMB Control Number: 1024-0047.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of 
information.
    Brief Description of Collection: In accordance with section 6(f)(3) 
of the LWCF Act and as codified in 36 CFR part 59, no lands acquired or 
developed with LWCF funds can be converted to other than public outdoor 
recreation uses unless the NPS approves the conversion in advance. The 
basis for this information collection is the narrative and supporting 
documentation necessary to ensure that a conversion of use meets the 
requirements of the LWCF Act.
    Affected Public: States.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 50.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 35 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,750.
    We published the following notices in the Federal Register 
announcing our intention to renew these ICRs and soliciting public 
comments for 60 days:

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     OMB Control No. 1024-0031--notice published on March 24, 
2010 (75 FR 14181) with public comment period open through May 24, 
2010. We did not receive any comments.
     OMB Control No. 1024-0032--notice published on April 14, 
2010 (75 FR 19419) with public comment period open through June 14, 
2010. We did not receive any comments.
     OMB Control No. 1024-0033--notice published on April 14, 
2010 (75 FR 19419) with public comment period open through June 14, 
2010. We did not receive any comments.
     OMB Control No. 1024-0034--notice published on March 15, 
2010 (75 FR 12253) with public comment period open through May 14, 
2010. We received one comment. The commenter expressed concern that the 
report is negligent in design and does not protect taxpayers' money and 
that the program is a waste of money that accomplishes nothing for the 
good of the American people.
    Response: On-site inspection reports are one of the methods we use 
to determine a project's eligibility to receive LWCF assistance, to 
monitor the performance of grantees, and to ensure compliance with all 
requirements and regulations. There is no standard report format. The 
State develops the on-site inspection report considering issues 
applicable to the specific project. An agreement negotiated between the 
NPS and the State covers the scope, timing, and selectivity of the 
inspections. If we discover that grant funds are being used improperly 
or the terms of the grant agreement are not being followed, we can 
withhold the State's LWCF funding. In addition, if anyone believes that 
a State's report may be incorrect or flawed, he or she should contact 
the appropriate NPS Regional Office.
    Under the Land and Water Conservation Fund grants program, we have 
approved over 40,000 projects to support acquisition of open space for 
park lands or the development of outdoor recreation facilities in every 
geographic region of the United States, in every county, and in almost 
all localities. Seventy-five percent of the total funds obligated have 
gone to locally sponsored projects to provide close-to-home recreation 
opportunities that are readily accessible to America's youth, adults, 
senior citizens, and the physically or mentally challenged. In addition 
to thousands of small recreation areas, grants have helped to acquire 
and develop new parks of Statewide or national significance.
     OMB Control No. 1024-0047--notice published on April 19, 
2010 (75 FR 20374) with public comment period open through June 18, 
2010. We received one comment. The commenter stated that the public 
should have an opportunity to comment on a State's request to convert 
LWCF-assisted land to other than public outdoor recreational use.
    Response: While there is no requirement for a State to seek public 
comment on a conversion of use request, the regulations at 36 CFR part 
59 do require that such requests be in accord with the Statewide 
Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). Before receiving LWCF 
grants, States must develop a SCORP and revise it at least every 5 
years. The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 requires that 
States provide ample opportunity for public participation during SCORP 
development and revision. The Governor of the State must certify that 
this opportunity has been afforded, and the State must send the results 
of public meetings and a summary of the public comments to NPS with the 
SCORP.
    We again invite comments on: (1) The practical utility of the 
information being gathered; (2) the accuracy of the burden hour 
estimate; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden to 
respondents, including the use of automated information collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Before including 
your address, phone number, e-mail, 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: August 19, 2010.
Cartina Miller,
NPS Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-21041 Filed 8-23-10; 8:45 am]
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