Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request, 65529-65530 [2011-27268]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 204 / Friday, October 21, 2011 / Notices sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES a section 10 permit is not required. Section 9 of the Act does, however, prohibit the removal or malicious destruction of federally listed plants from areas under Federal jurisdiction and the removal or destruction of such plants in knowing violation of State law. In addition, section 7(a)(2) of the Act prohibits Federal agencies from jeopardizing the continued existence of any listed plant or animal species or destroying or adversely modifying the critical habitat of such species. The following federally listed plant species are proposed to be included in the Plan in recognition of the conservation benefits provided for them under the Plan and the assurances permit holders would receive if they are included on a permit: The endangered palmate-bracted bird’s-beak (Cordylanthus palmatus), threatened Colusa grass (Neostapfia colusana), and endangered Solano grass (Tuctoria mucronata). The following unlisted plant species are also proposed to be included in the Plan: alkali milkvetch (Astragalus tener var. tener), brittlescale (Atriplex depressa), San Joaquin spearscale (Atriplex joaquiniana), Heckard’s pepper-grass (Lepidium latipes var. heckardii), and Baker’s navarretia (Navarretia leucocephala ssp. bakeri). Environmental Impact Statement Before deciding whether to issue the requested Federal incidental take permit, the Service will prepare a draft EIS as part of the EIS/EIR, in order to analyze the environmental impacts associated with issuance of the incidental take permit. In the EIS component of the EIS/EIR, the Service will consider the following alternatives: (1) The proposed action, which includes the issuance of take authorizations consistent with the proposed Plan under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act; (2) no action (no permit issuance); and (3) a reasonable range of additional alternatives. The EIS/EIR will include a detailed analysis of the impacts of the proposed action and alternatives. The range of alternatives could include variations in impacts, conservation, permit duration, Covered Species, Covered Activities, permit area, or a combination of these elements. The EIS/EIR will identify and analyze potentially significant direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of our authorization of incidental take (permit issuance) and the implementation of the proposed Plan on biological resources, land uses, utilities, air quality, water resources, cultural resources, socioeconomics and environmental justice, recreation, aesthetics, climate change and greenhouse gases, and other VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Oct 20, 2011 Jkt 226001 environmental issues that could occur with implementation of each alternative. The Service will use all practicable means, consistent with NEPA and other essential considerations of national policy, to avoid or minimize significant effects of our actions on the quality of the human environment. Reasonable Accommodation Persons needing reasonable accommodations in order to attend and participate in the public meetings should contact Cori Mustin at (916) 414–6600 as soon as possible. In order to allow sufficient time to process requests, please call no later than one week before the public meeting. Information regarding this proposed action is available in alternative formats upon request. Public Comments 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 us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Material the Service receives will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at the Service’s Sacramento address (see ADDRESSES). Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7. Alexandra Pitts, Deputy Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2011–27266 Filed 10–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey [GX12EB00A181000] Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of an extension of a currently approved information collection (1028–0085). AGENCY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we (U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65529 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. for the National Land Remote Sensing Education, Outreach and Research Activity (NLRSEORA). As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), and as a part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. As a federal agency, we may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. This ICR is scheduled to expire on February 29, 2012. DATES: Submit written comments by December 20, 2011. ADDRESSES: Please send your comments concerning the IC to the USGS Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 807, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); 703–648–7199 (fax); or smbaloch@usgs.gov (e-mail). Please reference Information Collection 1028– 0085. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Thomas Cecere at 703–648– 5551 (phone), tcecere@usgs.gov (e-mail), or 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 517, Reston, VA, 20192 (mail) . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: National Land Remote Sensing Education, Outreach and Research Activity (NLRSEORA). OMB Control Number: 1028–0085. Form Number: Standard Form 424 Application for Federal Assistance, Standard Form 424A Budget Information Non-Construction Programs, and Standard Form 424B Assurances Non-Construction Programs, and Project narrative guidance posted on Grants.gov. Abstract: Oversight for this effort is through the U.S. Geological Survey’s Land Remote Sensing Program, therefore it is more appropriate to refer to this effort as an activity rather than as a program as was previously indicated. Respondents are submitting proposals to acquire funding for a National (U.S.) activity to promote the uses of space-based land remote sensing data and technologies through education and outreach at the State and local level and through university based and collaborative research projects. Technologies of interest include multispectral and hyper-spectral electro-optical, thermal, and radar. Although most activities are anticipated to occur at the State and local levels, a national coordination effort is necessary E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 65530 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 204 / Friday, October 21, 2011 / Notices to ensure a standardized approach and to ensure a consistent quality of information. To submit a proposal for the NLRSEORA, three standard OMB forms and project narrative must be completed and submitted via Grants.gov. This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these forms. The forms are available at http:// www07.grants.gov/agencies/ approved_standard_forms.jsp. 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. We intend to release the project abstracts and primary investigators for awarded/ funded projects only. Frequency: Annually. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 10 proposals are submitted by individuals involved in the area of geospatial science. Estimated Number of Responses: 10. Annual Burden Hours: 240. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: We estimate the public reporting burden averages 16 to 24 hours per response. This includes the time for reviewing instructions, developing the proposal, and completing and reviewing the information. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: We have not identified any ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this collection of information. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and you are not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. Request for Comments: We invite comment concerning this IC on: (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; (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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Oct 20, 2011 Jkt 226001 Please note that the comments you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this IC. 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 us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. Dated: October 17, 2011. Bruce Quirk, Program Coordinator, Land Remote Sensing Program, U.S. Geological Survey. [FR Doc. 2011–27268 Filed 10–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AA–10172; LLAK–965000–L14100000– HY0000–P] Alaska Native Claims Selection AGENCY: Dina L. Torres, Land Transfer Resolution Specialist, Branch of Land Transfer Adjudication II. [FR Doc. 2011–27269 Filed 10–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice of Decision Approving Lands for Conveyance. ACTION: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision to Calista Corporation. The decision will approve the conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.). The lands are located east of Pilot Station, Alaska, and contain 2.10 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News. DATES: Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the decision may appeal the decision within the following time limits: 1. Unknown parties, parties unable to be located after reasonable efforts have been expended to locate, parties who fail or refuse to sign their return receipt, and parties who receive a copy of the decision by regular mail which is not certified, return receipt requested, shall have until November 21, 2011 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. SUMMARY: PO 00000 3. Notices of appeal transmitted by electronic means, such as facsimile or e-mail, will not be accepted as timely filed. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4, subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The BLM by phone at 907–271–5960 or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@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 BLM during normal business hours. In addition, the FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the BLM. The BLM will reply during normal business hours. Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [F–14860–A, LLAK–965000–L14100000– KC0000–P] Alaska Native Claims Selection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Decision Approving Lands for Conveyance. AGENCY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision to The Kuskokwim Corporation. The decision approves the surface estate in the lands described below for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.). The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to Calista Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to The Kuskokwim Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Georgetown, Alaska, and are located in: SUMMARY: Seward Meridian, Alaska T. 23 N., R. 44 W., Sec. 28; Secs. 32 and 33. Containing 1,832.52 acres. T. 20 N., R. 46 W., Sec. 1. E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 204 (Friday, October 21, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65529-65530]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27268]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey

[GX12EB00A181000]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of an extension of a currently approved information 
collection (1028-0085).

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SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we 
are notifying the public that we (U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information 
collection (IC) described below. for the National Land Remote Sensing 
Education, Outreach and Research Activity (NLRSEORA). As required by 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), and as a part of our 
continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite 
the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity 
to comment on this IC. As a federal agency, we may not conduct or 
sponsor and you are not required to respond to, a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 
This ICR is scheduled to expire on February 29, 2012.

DATES: Submit written comments by December 20, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Please send your comments concerning the IC to the USGS 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 
Sunrise Valley Drive MS 807, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); 703-648-7199 
(fax); or smbaloch@usgs.gov (e-mail). Please reference Information 
Collection 1028-0085.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Thomas Cecere at 703-648-5551 
(phone), tcecere@usgs.gov (e-mail), or 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 
517, Reston, VA, 20192 (mail) .

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: National Land Remote Sensing Education, Outreach and 
Research Activity (NLRSEORA).
    OMB Control Number: 1028-0085.
    Form Number: Standard Form 424 Application for Federal Assistance, 
Standard Form 424A Budget Information Non-Construction Programs, and 
Standard Form 424B Assurances Non-Construction Programs, and Project 
narrative guidance posted on Grants.gov.
    Abstract: Oversight for this effort is through the U.S. Geological 
Survey's Land Remote Sensing Program, therefore it is more appropriate 
to refer to this effort as an activity rather than as a program as was 
previously indicated. Respondents are submitting proposals to acquire 
funding for a National (U.S.) activity to promote the uses of space-
based land remote sensing data and technologies through education and 
outreach at the State and local level and through university based and 
collaborative research projects. Technologies of interest include 
multispectral and hyper-spectral electro-optical, thermal, and radar. 
Although most activities are anticipated to occur at the State and 
local levels, a national coordination effort is necessary

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to ensure a standardized approach and to ensure a consistent quality of 
information.
    To submit a proposal for the NLRSEORA, three standard OMB forms and 
project narrative must be completed and submitted via Grants.gov. This 
notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork 
burden of these forms. The forms are available at http://www07.grants.gov/agencies/approved_standard_forms.jsp.
    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. We intend to release the project 
abstracts and primary investigators for awarded/funded projects only.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 10 
proposals are submitted by individuals involved in the area of 
geospatial science.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 10.
    Annual Burden Hours: 240.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: We 
estimate the public reporting burden averages 16 to 24 hours per 
response. This includes the time for reviewing instructions, developing 
the proposal, and completing and reviewing the information.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: We 
have not identified any ``non-hour cost'' burdens associated with this 
collection of information.
    Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) 
provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and you are not 
required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection 
of information, you are not obligated to respond.
    Request for Comments: We invite comment concerning this IC on: (1) 
Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including 
whether or not the information will have practical utility; (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 you submit in response to this notice 
are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each 
comment in our request to OMB to approve this IC. 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 us in your comment to 
withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we 
cannot guarantee that it will be done.

    Dated: October 17, 2011.
Bruce Quirk,
Program Coordinator, Land Remote Sensing Program, U.S. Geological 
Survey.
[FR Doc. 2011-27268 Filed 10-20-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4311-AM-P