Proposed Information Collection; Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Sighting Reporting Form, 54648 [2010-22237]

Download as PDF 54648 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 173 / Wednesday, September 8, 2010 / Notices assumed that 65% of the nonrespondent households will have a phone number. Both groups will be sent another copy of the survey. For the households with a phone number, a non response bias call will be made, taking an estimated 2 to 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,205 hours. III. Request for Comments On June 9, 2009, we published in the Federal Register (74 FR 27340) a request for public comments on this proposed survey. No comments were received. This notice provides the public with an additional opportunity to comment on the proposed information collection activity. The Department of the Interior invites comments on: (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection and the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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 those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or prove information to or for a Federal agency. 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 Office of Management and Budget control number. Dated: September 2, 2010. Benjamin M. Simon, Economics Staff Director, Office of Policy Analysis. [FR Doc. 2010–22285 Filed 9–7–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–RK–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES U.S. Geological Survey [USGS–2530–B98CA] Proposed Information Collection; Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Sighting Reporting Form United States Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Sep 07, 2010 Jkt 220001 ACTION: Notice; request for comments. We (the U.S. Geological Survey) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. The ICR, which is summarized below, describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden on the public. DATES: You must submit comment on or before October 8, 2010. ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this ICR 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 also send a copy of your comments on the ICR to Phadrea Ponds, Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 2150–C Centre Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80526 (mail); pondsp@usgs.gov (e-mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, please contact USGS, Pam Fuller by 7920 NW. 71st Street, Gainesville, Florida 32653 (mail); by telephone (352) 264–3481 or pfuller@usgs.gov (e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract Information is collected from the public regarding the distribution of nonindigenous aquatic species, primarily fish, in open waters of the United States. This is vital information for early detection and rapid response for the possible eradication of organisms that may be considered invasive in a natural environment such as a lake, river, stream, and pond. These species are not native to the environment in which they are now found. Nonindigenous species can and do have negative impacts on our native species. Early detection is a major focus of the Bureau. The public can help us with this task by serving as the ‘‘eyes and ears’’ for the Survey’s Program because the USGS cannot be everywhere, observing and monitoring all open waters for nonindigenous aquatic species. The USGS does not actively solicit this information; a form is posted on our website to be completed with biologic, geographic and sender information. It is completely voluntary and sent to us only when the public has encountered a nonindigenous aquatic organism, usually through fishing or some other outdoor recreational activity and they chose to let us know. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 displays a currently valid OMB control number. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028–NEW. Title: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Sighting Reporting Form. Type of Request: This is an existing collection in use without an OMB control number or expiration date. Affected Public: State and local government employees and private individuals. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 1,000. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 1,000. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 167 hours. III. Request for Comments 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 OMB in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that will be done. Dated: August 31, 2010. Anne Kinsinger, Associate Director for Biology, U.S. Geological Survey. [FR Doc. 2010–22237 Filed 9–7–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–AM–P E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey

[USGS-2530-B98CA]


Proposed Information Collection; Nonindigenous Aquatic Species 
Sighting Reporting Form

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

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We (the U.S. Geological Survey) have sent an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. The ICR, which 
is summarized below, describes the nature of the collection and the 
estimated burden on the public.

DATES: You must submit comment on or before October 8, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this ICR 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 also send a 
copy of your comments on the ICR to Phadrea Ponds, Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 2150-C Centre 
Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80526 (mail); pondsp@usgs.gov (e-mail).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, please contact USGS, Pam Fuller by 7920 NW. 71st 
Street, Gainesville, Florida 32653 (mail); by telephone (352) 264-3481 
or pfuller@usgs.gov (e-mail).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Information is collected from the public regarding the distribution 
of nonindigenous aquatic species, primarily fish, in open waters of the 
United States. This is vital information for early detection and rapid 
response for the possible eradication of organisms that may be 
considered invasive in a natural environment such as a lake, river, 
stream, and pond. These species are not native to the environment in 
which they are now found. Nonindigenous species can and do have 
negative impacts on our native species. Early detection is a major 
focus of the Bureau. The public can help us with this task by serving 
as the ``eyes and ears'' for the Survey's Program because the USGS 
cannot be everywhere, observing and monitoring all open waters for 
nonindigenous aquatic species.
    The USGS does not actively solicit this information; a form is 
posted on our website to be completed with biologic, geographic and 
sender information. It is completely voluntary and sent to us only when 
the public has encountered a nonindigenous aquatic organism, usually 
through fishing or some other outdoor recreational activity and they 
chose to let us know.
    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.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1028-NEW.
    Title: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Sighting Reporting Form.
    Type of Request: This is an existing collection in use without an 
OMB control number or expiration date.
    Affected Public: State and local government employees and private 
individuals.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 1,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 1,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 167 hours.

III. Request for Comments

    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 OMB in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that 
will be done.

    Dated: August 31, 2010.
Anne Kinsinger,
Associate Director for Biology, U.S. Geological Survey.
[FR Doc. 2010-22237 Filed 9-7-10; 8:45 am]
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