Agency Information Collection: Comment Request; The State of Ecosystem Services Implementation Survey, 29783-29784 [2011-12517]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 99 / Monday, May 23, 2011 / Notices Alternative B (Preferred Alternative) Under Alternative B, we would increase reforestation, restoration, and threat (e.g., predators, nonnative species, etc.) removal efforts. Additional areas in both units would be protected through fencing and increased management. Refuge staff, with the assistance of volunteers, would increase efforts to restore understory species in reforested areas. Staff would provide additional opportunities for outreach and environmental education and interpretation, while closing public hunting. We would work with partners and neighboring landowners to explore habitat protection and restoration opportunities, including the potential for Refuge boundary expansion. Opportunities for additional land acquisition would focus on protection of forest birds and their habitats in response to climate change concerns. Alternative C Under Alternative C, we would focus on maintaining existing koa forest and allowing natural regeneration of the understory on the Kona Forest Unit. We would place less emphasis on ungulate and predator removal. Additional grassland areas would be maintained for ¯ ¯ nene foraging. We would open additional areas of the Hakalau Forest Unit to the public. Fewer volunteer opportunities would be provided. As in Alternative B, we would explore habitat protection opportunities through acquisition. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Comments We solicited comments on the draft CCP/EA from August 26, 2010, to September 15, 2010. We received 19 comments via letters, e-mails, or at the public open house on the draft CCP/EA, all of which were thoroughly evaluated. To address public comments, minor changes and clarifications were made to the final CCP where appropriate. Selected Alternative After considering the comments we received, we have selected Alternative B for implementation. Alternative B was the most supported alternative identified by the comments received. By implementing Alternative B, we will increase habitat supporting threatened and endangered species including the ¯ ¯ ¯ ‘alala, ‘akiapola‘au, Clermontia lindseyana, Cyanea stictophylla, and others. Major management actions will center on habitat protection through fencing, restoration and reforestation via an enhanced outplanting program, and threat mitigation by removal of predators, ungulates, and invasive weed species. Through partnering, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:22 May 20, 2011 Jkt 223001 opportunities for additional land acquisitions will focus on protection of forest birds and their habitats in response to concerns regarding climate change. Prioritizing data collection and research supporting adaptive management will occur. Additional outreach and environmental education opportunities will increase along with public use through a new interpretive trail and expanded volunteer program. Public Availability of Documents In addition to the methods in you can view or obtain documents at the following locations: • Our Web site: http://www.fws.gov/ hakalauforest/. • During regular library hours at: Æ Hawai‘i State Library (478 S. King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813) Æ Hilo Public Library (300 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720) Æ Kailua-Kona Public Library (75– ¯ 138 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740) Æ National Conservation Training Center Library (698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV 25443) ADDRESSES, Dated: May 17, 2011. Richard R. Hannan, Acting Regional Director, Region 1, Portland, Oregon. [FR Doc. 2011–12564 Filed 5–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [USGS–8327–CMG61] Agency Information Collection: Comment Request; The State of Ecosystem Services Implementation Survey United States Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of a new collection. AGENCY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) for a new collection of information: The State of Ecosystem Services Implementation Survey. This notice provides the public and other Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this information collection request. DATES: You must submit comments on or before June 22, 2011. ADDRESSES: Please submit written comments on this information SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29783 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 to OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov or fax at 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, U.S. Geological Survey, 2150–C, Centre Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80526–8118 (mail); 970–226–9230 (fax); or pondsp@usgs.gov (e-mail). Please reference Information Collection 1028— NEW, ECOSERV in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Rudy Schuster by mail at U.S. Geological Survey, 2150–C Center Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80526, or by telephone at (970) 226–9165. To see a copy of the entire ICR submitted to OMB, go to http://www.reginfo.gov (Information Collection Review, Currently under Review). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Ecosystem goods and services are defined by ecologists as the biophysical processes that give rise to social benefits. For example, in ecology, processes such as nutrient cycling, atmospheric regulation, pollination, and seed dispersal are considered ecosystem services. Indirect benefits are also considered; for example, recreation, avoided flood damage, and aesthetic benefits are also ecosystem services. In short, the benefits associated with an ecosystem service are the value that humans derive from that service. The objectives of this survey are to illustrate the various approaches that are being used to formulate ecosystem services projects and the state-of-the-art processes through which projects are implemented. The survey will gather information concerning: Methods used in ecosystem services projects, motivations for conducting projects, degree of project implementation, management actions resulting from project results (for completed projects), and characteristics of projects that have successfully implemented ecosystem services concepts. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028—NEW. Title: The State of Ecosystem Services Implementation Survey. Type of Request: This is a new collection. Affected Public: Individuals who are (currently or recently have been) E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1 29784 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 99 / Monday, May 23, 2011 / Notices srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES engaged in conducting an ecosystem services research project; potential respondents will include: Federal employees, non-governmental organization employees, and academic researchers. The population will include people from the United States as well as other nations. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Estimated Annual Number of NonFederal Respondents: 392. Estimated Total Annual Non-Federal Responses: 392. Estimated Time per Response: 25 minutes for complete response and 5 minutes for non-respondents. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 140 hours. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have not identified any non-hour cost burdens associated with this collection of information. III. Request for Comments On September 13, 2010, we published a Federal Register notice (75 FR 55598) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval and soliciting comments. The comment period closed on November 12, 2011. 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. 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. ACTION: Bureau of Land Management SUMMARY: [LLNVS00560.L58530000.FR0000.241A; N– 57230; 11–08807; MO#450020986; TAS:14X5232] Notice of Correction for Conveyance of Public Lands for Airport Purposes in Clark County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of correction. AGENCY: This notice corrects the legal land description published in the Federal Register on March 1, 2011 (76 FR 11262) for the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, City of Henderson, Clark County, Nevada. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Philip Rhinehart, (702) 515–5182, or prhineha@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lands for conveyance to the Clark County Department of Aviation for the Henderson Executive Airport are correctly and legally described as: SUMMARY: Mount Diablo Meridian T. 23 S. R. 61 E. Sec. 10, S1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, SW1⁄4SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, N1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, NW14NE14SE1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 11, W1⁄2NW1⁄4, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4. The area described contains 160 acres, more or less, in Clark County. Authority: 43 CFR 2911.0–1. Vanessa L. Hice, Acting Assistant Field Manager, Division of Lands. [FR Doc. 2011–12626 Filed 5–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLIDT03000–L14300000.EU0000; IDI– 35577] Dated: May 3, 2011. Anne Kinsinger, Associate Director for Ecosystems. Notice of Realty Action; Direct Sale of Public Lands in Jerome County, ID [FR Doc. 2011–12517 Filed 5–20–11; 8:45 am] AGENCY: BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P Interior. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:22 May 20, 2011 Jkt 223001 Notice of realty action. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PO 00000 Bureau of Land Management, Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to sell a parcel of public land totaling 7.45 acres in Jerome County, Idaho, to the owners of the adjacent private land, Todd and Bridget Buschhorn, for the appraised fair market value of $5,600. DATES: Comments regarding the proposed sale must be received by the BLM by July 7, 2011. ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning the proposed sale should be sent to Ruth A. Miller, Manager, BLM Shoshone Field Office, 400 West F Street, Shoshone, Idaho 83352. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Claxton, Realty Specialist, at the above address or (208) 732–7272. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following-described public land in Jerome County, Idaho, is being proposed for direct sale to Todd and Bridget Buschhorn in accordance with Sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1713 and 1719), at not less than the appraised fair market value: Boise Meridian T. 10 S., R. 19 E., sec. 25, lot 10. The area described contains 7.45 acres in Jerome County. The appraised fair market value is $5,600. The public land is identified as suitable for disposal in the 1985 BLM Monument Resource Management Plan, as amended, and is not needed for any other Federal purposes. The direct sale will allow for the subject parcel to be formally consolidated with adjacent private property, the owner of which currently holds a land use authorization (Land Use Permit) for agricultural and residential purposes. The subject parcel is somewhat isolated and uneconomical to manage due to its location and authorized use for agricultural and residential purposes. Disposal would alleviate the processing and administration of this land use authorization. Regulations contained in 43 CFR 2711.3–3 make allowances for direct sales when a competitive sale is inappropriate and when the public E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 99 (Monday, May 23, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey

[USGS-8327-CMG61]


Agency Information Collection: Comment Request; The State of 
Ecosystem Services Implementation Survey

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

ACTION: Notice of a new 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 the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) for 
a new collection of information: The State of Ecosystem Services 
Implementation Survey. This notice provides the public and other 
Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of 
this information collection request.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before June 22, 2011.

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 to OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov or 
fax at 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, U.S. Geological Survey, 2150-
C, Centre Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80526-8118 (mail); 970-226-9230 
(fax); or pondsp@usgs.gov (e-mail). Please reference Information 
Collection 1028--NEW, ECOSERV in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Rudy Schuster by mail at U.S. Geological 
Survey, 2150-C Center Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80526, or by telephone 
at (970) 226-9165. To see a copy of the entire ICR submitted to OMB, go 
to http://www.reginfo.gov (Information Collection Review, Currently 
under Review).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    Ecosystem goods and services are defined by ecologists as the 
biophysical processes that give rise to social benefits. For example, 
in ecology, processes such as nutrient cycling, atmospheric regulation, 
pollination, and seed dispersal are considered ecosystem services. 
Indirect benefits are also considered; for example, recreation, avoided 
flood damage, and aesthetic benefits are also ecosystem services. In 
short, the benefits associated with an ecosystem service are the value 
that humans derive from that service. The objectives of this survey are 
to illustrate the various approaches that are being used to formulate 
ecosystem services projects and the state-of-the-art processes through 
which projects are implemented. The survey will gather information 
concerning: Methods used in ecosystem services projects, motivations 
for conducting projects, degree of project implementation, management 
actions resulting from project results (for completed projects), and 
characteristics of projects that have successfully implemented 
ecosystem services concepts.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1028--NEW.
    Title: The State of Ecosystem Services Implementation Survey.
    Type of Request: This is a new collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals who are (currently or recently have 
been)

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engaged in conducting an ecosystem services research project; potential 
respondents will include: Federal employees, non-governmental 
organization employees, and academic researchers. The population will 
include people from the United States as well as other nations.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Estimated Annual Number of Non-Federal Respondents: 392.
    Estimated Total Annual Non-Federal Responses: 392.
    Estimated Time per Response: 25 minutes for complete response and 5 
minutes for non-respondents.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 140 hours.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: 
We have not identified any non-hour cost burdens associated with this 
collection of information.

III. Request for Comments

    On September 13, 2010, we published a Federal Register notice (75 
FR 55598) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval 
and soliciting comments. The comment period closed on November 12, 
2011. 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.
    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.

    Dated: May 3, 2011.
Anne Kinsinger,
Associate Director for Ecosystems.
[FR Doc. 2011-12517 Filed 5-20-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4311-AM-P