Information Collection Activities: Assessment Tools for Park-Based Youth Education and Employment Experience Programs, 4577-4578 [2012-1925]

Download as PDF 4577 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 19 / Monday, January 30, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management National Park Service [LLORW00000 L16100000.DP0000.WBSLXSS073H0000; HAG 12–0083] [NPS–WASO–NRSS–0112–9361; 8542– 1003–IZF] Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council Meeting Information Collection Activities: Assessment Tools for Park-Based Youth Education and Employment Experience Programs AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council (EWRAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: March 7, 2012. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public. It will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. Members of the public will have an opportunity to address the EWRAC at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Big Bend Community College, 7662 N.E. Chanute Street, Moses Lake, Washington, 98837–2950. Discussion will focus on introduction and orientation for new members, the Eastern Washington and San Juan Resource Management Plan, and future Resource Advisory Council business. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert St. Clair, Public Affairs Officer, BLM Spokane District, 1103 N. Fancher Rd., Spokane Valley, WA, 99212, or call (509) 536–1200. 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. SUMMARY: SUMMARY: Daniel C. Picard, Spokane District Manager. [FR Doc. 2012–1902 Filed 1–27–12; 8:45 am] emcdonald on DSK29S0YB1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4310–33–P National Park Service (NPS), Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. We (National Park Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the Information Collection (IC) described below. This collection will consist of 9 separate survey instruments. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and as 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. DATES: To ensure that your comments on this IC are considered, we must receive them on or before March 30, 2012. Please send your comments to Phadrea Ponds, Information Collections Coordinator, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); or phadrea_ponds@nps.gov (email). Please reference Information Collection 1024– NEW, SAMO Assessment in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Antonio Solorio at Antonio_Solorio@nps.gov (email); or by mail at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, 401 W. Hillcrest Drive; Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. ADDRESSES: I. Abstract The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SAMO) has three programs that provide continuous education and employment experience opportunities for diverse students in the vicinity of the park. We use a series of surveys to objectively evaluate the short EcoHelpers Teachers .......................................................................................... Students ........................................................................................... Annual Burden Hours: 239 hours. We expect to receive 573 annual responses. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:09 Jan 27, 2012 Jkt 226001 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 15 340 Sfmt 4703 II. Data OMB Control Number: 1024–NEW. Title: Assessment Tools for ParkBased Youth Education and Employment Experience Programs. Type of Request: This is a new collection. Affected Public: General Public; College students, school aged children (elementary, middle and high school), and teachers. Respondent Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: One-time. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 573. SAMO Youth program SHRUBS We estimate an average of 25 minutes per response (5 minutes for the initial PO 00000 and long-term success of these programs in shaping students’ attitudes toward conservation, their recreational choices, and their career interests. Areas of interest include: (1) Understanding and concern for natural and cultural resource conservation and stewardship and resulting behavior changes both inside and outside parks; (2) Awareness and feelings toward the National Park Service; (3) Recreational interests and activities; (4) Influences on family and friends’ attitudes and behaviors; (5) Education and career choices; and (6) Usefulness of work experience. The SHRUB program provides education and in-depth involvement for students and their families in grade school. The EcoHelpers program provides one-day service learning programs to high school students. The SAMO Youth program provides progressive integrated work experience for high school and college students. While SAMO has many observational and anecdotal indications of success, no formal tools have been developed to evaluate these programs. The goal of this collection is to provide scientifically sound and reliable measures of outcomes for the three youth education and employment experience programs at SAMO. This assessment will be used to build the capacity of park youth program managers to help the park achieve its goal of continual program improvement and expanded documentation of program impact. 3 135 0 80 Total 18 555 contact and 20 minutes to complete the survey instrument). E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1 4578 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 19 / Monday, January 30, 2012 / Notices EcoHelpers Annual Burden Hours ...................................................................... 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 a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number and current expiration date. III. Request for Comments We invite comments concerning this IC 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) how to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) how 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, email 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: January 24, 2012. Catherine E. Burdett, Acting Program Manager, Washington Administrative Program Center, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2012–1925 Filed 1–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P emcdonald on DSK29S0YB1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–AKR–ANIA; 9924–PYS] Alaska Region’s Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Program National Park Service, Interior. Notice of public meeting for the National Park Service (NPS) Alaska AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:09 Jan 27, 2012 Jkt 226001 148 Region’s Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) program. The Aniakchak National Monument SRC will meet to develop and continue work on NPS subsistence program recommendations and other related subsistence management issues. The NPS SRC program is authorized under Title VIII, Section 808 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Public Law 96–487, to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting to be announced in the Federal Register. Public Availability of Comments: This meeting is open to the public and will have time allocated for public testimony. The public is welcome to present written or oral comments to the SRC. This meeting will be recorded and meeting minutes will be available upon request from the park superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after the meeting. Before including your address, telephone number, email 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. If the meeting date and location are changed, a notice will be published in local newspapers and announced on local radio stations prior to the meeting date. SRC meeting locations and dates may need to be changed based on inclement weather or exceptional circumstances. Aniakchak National Monument SRC Meeting Date and Location: The Aniakchak National Monument SRC will meet at the Chignik Lake Community Hall in Chignik Lake, Alaska, (907) 442–3890, on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. The meeting will start at 1 p.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. or until business is completed. For Further Information on the Aniakchak National Monument SRC Meeting Contact: Ralph Moore, Superintendent at (907) 246–3305 or Mary McBurney, Subsistence Manager SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SAMO Youth program SHRUBS 58 Total 33 239 at (907) 235–7891 or Clarence Summers, Subsistence Manager, NPS Alaska Regional Office, at (907) 644–3603. If you are interested in applying for Aniakchak National Monument SRC membership contact the Superintendent at P.O. Box 7, King Salmon, AK 99613, (907) 246–3305, or visit the park Web site at: http://www.nps.gov/ania/ contacts.htm. Proposed SRC Meeting Agenda The proposed meeting agenda for each meeting includes the following: 1. Call to Order 2. Welcome and Introductions 3. Administrative Announcements 4. Approve Agenda 5. Approval of Minutes a. SRC Purpose b. SRC Membership (Elect Chair and Vice Chair) 6. SRC Member Reports/Comments 7. National Park Service Reports a. Superintendent Updates b. Subsistence Manager Updates c. Resource Management Updates d. Ranger Updates (Education, Resources and Visitor Protection) 8. Federal Subsistence Board Updates 9. Alaska Board of Game Updates 10. Old Business a. Subsistence Collections and Uses of Shed or Discarded Animal & Plants Draft Environmental Assessment Update 11. New Business 12. Public and Other Agency Comments 13. SRC Work Session 14. Select Time and Location for Next Meeting 15. Adjourn Meeting Debora R. Cooper, Associate Regional Director, Resources and Subsistence, Alaska Region. [FR Doc. 2012–1860 Filed 1–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HE–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–AKR–WRST;9924–PYS] Alaska Region’s Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Program National Park Service, Interior. Notice of public meeting for the National Park Service (NPS) Alaska Region’s Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) program. AGENCY: ACTION: E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 19 (Monday, January 30, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4577-4578]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-1925]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NRSS-0112-9361; 8542-1003-IZF]


Information Collection Activities: Assessment Tools for Park-
Based Youth Education and Employment Experience Programs

AGENCY: National Park Service (NPS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We (National Park Service) will ask the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) to approve the Information Collection (IC) described 
below. This collection will consist of 9 separate survey instruments. 
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and as 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.

DATES: To ensure that your comments on this IC are considered, we must 
receive them on or before March 30, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Please send your comments to Phadrea Ponds, Information 
Collections Coordinator, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, 
Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); or phadrea_ponds@nps.gov (email). 
Please reference Information Collection 1024-NEW, SAMO Assessment in 
the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Antonio Solorio at Antonio_Solorio@nps.gov (email); or by mail at Santa Monica Mountains National 
Recreation Area, 401 W. Hillcrest Drive; Thousand Oaks, CA 91360.

I. Abstract

    The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SAMO) has 
three programs that provide continuous education and employment 
experience opportunities for diverse students in the vicinity of the 
park. We use a series of surveys to objectively evaluate the short and 
long-term success of these programs in shaping students' attitudes 
toward conservation, their recreational choices, and their career 
interests. Areas of interest include: (1) Understanding and concern for 
natural and cultural resource conservation and stewardship and 
resulting behavior changes both inside and outside parks; (2) Awareness 
and feelings toward the National Park Service; (3) Recreational 
interests and activities; (4) Influences on family and friends' 
attitudes and behaviors; (5) Education and career choices; and (6) 
Usefulness of work experience.
    The SHRUB program provides education and in-depth involvement for 
students and their families in grade school. The EcoHelpers program 
provides one-day service learning programs to high school students. The 
SAMO Youth program provides progressive integrated work experience for 
high school and college students. While SAMO has many observational and 
anecdotal indications of success, no formal tools have been developed 
to evaluate these programs. The goal of this collection is to provide 
scientifically sound and reliable measures of outcomes for the three 
youth education and employment experience programs at SAMO. This 
assessment will be used to build the capacity of park youth program 
managers to help the park achieve its goal of continual program 
improvement and expanded documentation of program impact.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1024-NEW.
    Title: Assessment Tools for Park-Based Youth Education and 
Employment Experience Programs.
    Type of Request: This is a new collection.
    Affected Public: General Public; College students, school aged 
children (elementary, middle and high school), and teachers.
    Respondent Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: One-time.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 573.

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                                                                                 SAMO Youth
                                             EcoHelpers          SHRUBS            program            Total
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Teachers................................                15                 3                 0                18
Students................................               340               135                80               555
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    Annual Burden Hours: 239 hours. We expect to receive 573 annual 
responses. We estimate an average of 25 minutes per response (5 minutes 
for the initial contact and 20 minutes to complete the survey 
instrument).

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                                                                                 SAMO Youth
                                             EcoHelpers          SHRUBS            program            Total
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Annual Burden Hours.....................               148                58                33               239
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    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 a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number and 
current expiration date.

III. Request for Comments

    We invite comments concerning this IC 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) how to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (d) how 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, email 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: January 24, 2012.
Catherine E. Burdett,
Acting Program Manager, Washington Administrative Program Center, 
National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-1925 Filed 1-27-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-52-P