Proposed Information Collection; Proposed Sale of Concession Operations, 12876-12877 [2012-5158]

Download as PDF 12876 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 42 / Friday, March 2, 2012 / Notices Completion Time per Response: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is expected to average 100 hours for the exchange of summary/inventory information between a museum or Federal agency and an Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization and six hours per response for the notification to the Secretary, including time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collected information. Annual respondents Information collections Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,300 hours, assuming a large, unresolved collection of Native American human remains and NAGPRA cultural items. Avg. time/ response (hr) Annual response Total annual burden hours $ Value of burden hours (30.07/hr) (1) Consultation inventory & summary updates .................. (2) Museum Notices Inventory and Summary ..................... 50 50 50 50 100 6 5,000 300 $150,350 9,021 Total .............................................................................. 100 100 106 5,300 159,371 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR III. Comments Dated: February 27, 2012. Madonna L. Baucum, Acting Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2012–5128 Filed 3–1–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P 17:01 Mar 01, 2012 The NPS authorizes private businesses known as concessioners to provide necessary and appropriate visitor facilities and services in areas of the National Park System. Concession authorizations may be assigned, sold, transferred, or encumbered by the concessioner subject to prior written approval of the NPS. The NPS requires that certain information be submitted for review prior to the consummation of any sale, transfer, assignment, or encumbrance. The information requested is used to determine whether or not the proposed transaction will result in an adverse impact on the protection, conservation, or preservation of the resources of the unit of the National Park System; decreased services to the public; the lack of a reasonable opportunity for profit over the remaining term of the authorization; or rates in excess of approved rates to the public. In addition, pursuant to the regulations at 36 CFR Part 51, the value of rights for intangible assets such as the concession contract, right of preference in renewal, user days, or low fees, belongs to the Government. If any portion of the purchase price is attributable either directly or indirectly to such assets, the transaction may not be approved. The amount and type of information to be submitted varies with the type and complexity of the proposed transaction. Without such information, the NPS would be unable to determine whether approval of the proposed transaction would be adequate. [NPS–WASO–BSD–0212–9671; 2410–OYC] We invite comments concerning this information collection on: • Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; • The accuracy of the burden for this collection of information; • Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden to respondents, including use of automated information techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that the comments submitted 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, 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 it will be done. VerDate Mar<15>2010 I. Abstract National Park Service Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. Jkt 226001 Proposed Information Collection; Proposed Sale of Concession Operations National Park Service (NPS), Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: We (National Park Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as a part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this IC. This IC is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2012. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Please submit your comment on or before May 1, 2012. ADDRESSES: Please send your comments on the IC to Madonna Baucum, Acting Information Collection Clearance Coordinator, National Park Service, 1201 Eye St. NW., MS 1242, Washington, DC 20005 (mail); or madonna_baucum@nps.gov (email). Please reference ‘‘1024–0126, Proposed Sale of Concessions Operations’’ in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jo A. Pendry, Chief, Commercial Services Program, 1201 Eye St. NW., Washington, DC 20005. You may send an email to jo_pendry@nps.gov or contact her by telephone at (202) 513– 7156 or via fax at (202) 371–2070. You are entitled to a copy of the entire IC package free of charge. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. Data OMB Control Number: 1024–0126. Title: Proposed Sale of Concession Operations, 36 CFR 51, Subpart J. Form(s): None. Type of Request: Extension of a previously approved collection of information. E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 42 / Friday, March 2, 2012 / Notices Description of Respondents: Businesses, individuals, and nonprofit organizations. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Frequency of Collection: On Occasion. Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 20. Completion Time per Response: 80 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,600. Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $5,000—There are no costs associated with preparing and submitting an application, other than expenses for printing, which is estimated to be approximately $250 per application (with 20 applications [$250 × 20 = $5,000]). III. Comments tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES We invite comments concerning this IC on: • Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; • The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information; • Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. 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 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: February 28, 2012. Madonna L. Baucum, Acting Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2012–5158 Filed 3–1–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–52–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:01 Mar 01, 2012 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–NER–HPPC–1220–9136; 4780–NERI– 409] Record of Decision for the General Management Plan/Abbreviated Final Environmental Impact Statement for New River Gorge National River, West Virginia National Park Service, Interior. Notice of Availability. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service announces the availability of the Record of Decision for the Abbreviated Final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan for New River Gorge National River, West Virginia. The Record of Decision selects the approved general management plan for New River Gorge National River for the next 15 to 20 years. ADDRESSES: A printed copy of the Record of Decision may be obtained by contacting Superintendent Don Striker, New River Gorge National River, P.O. Box 246, Glen Jean, West Virginia 25846; (304) 465–0508; NERI_Superintendent@nps.gov. An electronic copy of the Record of Decision can be downloaded from the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site (http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/neri). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 7, 2011, the Regional Director of the National Park Service (NPS) Northeast Region signed the Record of Decision selecting Alternative 5 as the approved General Management Plan for New River Gorge National River. Alternative 5 was identified as the NPS preferred alternative in the General Management Plan and Abbreviated Final Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) issued on October 7, 2011. The Record of Decision includes: • A statement of the decision made; • A synopsis of other alternatives considered; • The basis for the decision; • A description of the environmentally preferable alternative; • A listing of measures to minimize environmental harm; and • An overview of public involvement in the decision-making process. The approved General Management Plan will guide long-term management of the New River Gorge National River. As soon as feasible, we will begin to implement the selected alternative. The purpose of a General Management Plan is to provide a decision-making framework that ensures that management decisions effectively SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12877 and efficiently carry out our mission for the next 15 to 20 years. The GMP/EIS planning process at New River Gorge National River allowed us to respond to new issues and changing conditions and revise the prior GMP approved in 1982. This planning process was initiated in 2005 and conducted with extensive public and agency involvement. The planning team held meetings with and/ or contacted key stakeholders, agencies, tribes, resource experts, and members of the public throughout 2005 and 2006. Stakeholders, agencies, and the interested public were briefed with newsletters and press releases and provided the opportunities to provide input at fifteen public meetings held in 2006 and 2007. Review Process for the Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement Consistent with Federal laws and regulations, and with National Park Service policies, the Draft GMP/EIS was released for public review and comment from January 13, 2010, through April 16, 2010. The Draft GMP/EIS described and analyzed the environmental impact of five alternatives to guide the development and future management of the National River: Alternative 1, the No-Action Alternative, and Action Alternatives 2–5. Action Alternative 5, the NPS Preferred Alternative, would: • Preserve areas for primitive recreational experiences from end to end of the park; • Intersperse cultural and interpretive resource focal areas; • Establish a north-south, throughpark connector of scenic roads and trails; • Develop partnerships with gateway communities; and • Improve rim-to-river experiences. Copies of the Draft GMP/EIS were sent to individuals, agencies, tribes, and organizations, and were made available to the public at the park office, by request, and on our Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site (http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/neri). Public open houses were held on March 9, 10, and 11, 2010 in Hinton, Beckley, and Fayetteville, WV, respectively. The comments received on the Draft GMP/EIS required only minor responses and editorial corrections; thus, an abbreviated format was used for the Final GMP/EIS. The Abbreviated Final GMP/EIS, issued on October 7, 2011, included an analysis of agency and public comments received on the Draft GMP/EIS with NPS responses, errata sheets detailing editorial corrections to the Draft GMP/EIS, and copies of agency E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 42 (Friday, March 2, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12876-12877]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-5158]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-BSD-0212-9671; 2410-OYC]


Proposed Information Collection; Proposed Sale of Concession 
Operations

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. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as a part 
of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we 
invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this 
IC. This IC is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2012. We may not conduct 
or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection 
unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

DATES: Please submit your comment on or before May 1, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Please send your comments on the IC to Madonna Baucum, 
Acting Information Collection Clearance Coordinator, National Park 
Service, 1201 Eye St. NW., MS 1242, Washington, DC 20005 (mail); or 
madonna_baucum@nps.gov (email). Please reference ``1024-0126, Proposed 
Sale of Concessions Operations'' in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jo A. Pendry, Chief, Commercial 
Services Program, 1201 Eye St. NW., Washington, DC 20005. You may send 
an email to jo_pendry@nps.gov or contact her by telephone at (202) 
513-7156 or via fax at (202) 371-2070. You are entitled to a copy of 
the entire IC package free of charge.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

 I. Abstract

    The NPS authorizes private businesses known as concessioners to 
provide necessary and appropriate visitor facilities and services in 
areas of the National Park System. Concession authorizations may be 
assigned, sold, transferred, or encumbered by the concessioner subject 
to prior written approval of the NPS. The NPS requires that certain 
information be submitted for review prior to the consummation of any 
sale, transfer, assignment, or encumbrance.
    The information requested is used to determine whether or not the 
proposed transaction will result in an adverse impact on the 
protection, conservation, or preservation of the resources of the unit 
of the National Park System; decreased services to the public; the lack 
of a reasonable opportunity for profit over the remaining term of the 
authorization; or rates in excess of approved rates to the public. In 
addition, pursuant to the regulations at 36 CFR Part 51, the value of 
rights for intangible assets such as the concession contract, right of 
preference in renewal, user days, or low fees, belongs to the 
Government.
    If any portion of the purchase price is attributable either 
directly or indirectly to such assets, the transaction may not be 
approved. The amount and type of information to be submitted varies 
with the type and complexity of the proposed transaction. Without such 
information, the NPS would be unable to determine whether approval of 
the proposed transaction would be adequate.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1024-0126.
    Title: Proposed Sale of Concession Operations, 36 CFR 51, Subpart 
J.
    Form(s): None.
    Type of Request: Extension of a previously approved collection of 
information.

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    Description of Respondents: Businesses, individuals, and nonprofit 
organizations.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Frequency of Collection: On Occasion.
    Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 20.
    Completion Time per Response: 80 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,600.
    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $5,000--There are no costs 
associated with preparing and submitting an application, other than 
expenses for printing, which is estimated to be approximately $250 per 
application (with 20 applications [$250 x 20 = $5,000]).

III. Comments

    We invite comments concerning this IC on:
     Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, 
including whether or not the information will have practical utility;
     The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this 
collection of information;
     Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents.
    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 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: February 28, 2012.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Acting Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-5158 Filed 3-1-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-52-P