Information Collection Activities: Timpanogos Cave National Monument Visitor and Community Survey, 59221-59222 [2012-23671]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 187 / Wednesday, September 26, 2012 / Notices Order will reply during normal business hours. Eileen Ford, Land Transfer Resolution Specialist, Land Transfer Adjudication II Branch. [FR Doc. 2012–23655 Filed 9–25–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLOR936000–L14300000–ET0000; HAG– 12–0183; OROR–47552] Public Land Order No. 7802; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6944; Oregon Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Public Land Order. AGENCY: This order extends the duration of the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 6944 for an additional 20-year period. The extension is necessary to continue protection of the cultural and historical values of the Granite Chinese Walls Historic Site, which would otherwise expire on September 30, 2012. DATES: Effective Date: October 1, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael L. Barnes, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon/Washington State Office, 333 SW. 1st Ave., Portland, Oregon 97204, 503–808–6155, or Dianne Torpin, United States Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region, 333 SW. 1st Ave., Portland, Oregon 97204, 503–808– 2422. 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 either of the above individuals. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with either of the above individuals. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose for which the withdrawal was first made requires this extension to continue protection of the Granite Chinese Walls Historic Site in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. The withdrawal extended by this order will expire on September 30, 2032, unless as a result of a review conducted prior to the expiration date pursuant to Section 204(f) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714(f), the Secretary determines that the withdrawal shall be further extended. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Sep 25, 2012 Jkt 226001 By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714, it is ordered as follows: Public Land Order No. 6944 (57 FR 45321 (1992)), which withdrew approximately 43.75 acres of National Forest System land from location and entry under the United States mining laws (30 U.S.C. chapter 2), but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws, to protect the Granite Chinese Walls Historic Site, is hereby extended for an additional 20-year period until September 30, 2032. Dated: September 13, 2012. Rhea S. Suh, Assistant Secretary—Policy, Management and Budget. [FR Doc. 2012–23654 Filed 9–25–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NRSS–EQD–11325; 1500– BASE–SZB] Information Collection Activities: Timpanogos Cave National Monument Visitor and Community Survey 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. This collection will consist of a survey and a focus group script that will be used to collect visitors and local community members’ perceptions and evaluations of four management issues (1) Cave tour size and frequency; (2) ticketing procedure and fees; (3) concession service quality and selection; and (4) safety concerns on park trails. 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: Please submit your comments on or before November 26, 2012. ADDRESSES: Please send your comments to Phadrea Ponds, Information Collections Coordinator, National Park SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59221 Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); or phadrea_ponds@nps.gov (email). Please reference Information Collection 1024– NEW, TICA in the subject line. Jim Ireland, Superintendent at Jim_Ireland@nps.gov (email); or by mail at RR3, Box 200, American Fork, UT 84003. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Abstract The National Park Service (NPS) will conduct a study at Timpanogos Cave National Monument. The study consists of a survey and a focus group using a random sample of visitors and residents of the communities surrounding the park. The collection will be used to understand visitors and local resident’s perceptions and evaluations of the following management issues: (1) Cave tour size and frequency. (2) Ticketing process and fees. (3) Concession service quality and selection. (4) Safety concerns and user conflict while using park trails. The information from this collection will provide NPS managers and planners with visitors and community members’ perceptions of how each of the above management issue affects their overall quality of visit experience. Visitors’ opinions about cave tour size and frequency as well as the ticketing process will be incorporated with ecological survey data to determine the most appropriate resource management strategy that balance between protection of the cave and visitor experience. Other information such safety concerns and concession services will be used in park management planning to determine appropriate management actions. Data collected will also be used in interpretive planning document to improve overall visit experience. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1024–NEW. Title: Timpanogos Cave National Monument Visitor and Community Survey. Type of Request: This is a new collection. Affected Public: Park Visitors and Local Residents. Respondent Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: One time. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,460. E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 59222 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 187 / Wednesday, September 26, 2012 / Notices Estimate number of responses Completion time (minutes) Annual burden hours Survey .......................................................................................................................................... Focus group ................................................................................................................................. 1,400 60 15 90 350 90 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 1,460 115 440 Annual Burden Hours: 440 hours. We expect to receive 1,460 annual responses (1,400 surveys and 60 focus group participants). We estimate an average of 15 minutes to complete a survey instrument (1,400 × 15 minutes = 350 hours), an average of 90 minutes per focus group session (60 × 90 minutes = 90 hours). Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: None. 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Request for Comments We invite comments concerning this ICR 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: September 20, 2012. Madonna L. Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2012–23671 Filed 9–25–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Sep 25, 2012 Jkt 226001 National Park Service (email). You may also contact John Bryan at John_Bryan@nps.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [WASO–NRSS–BRMD–11317; 2340–NYS] I. Abstract Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: NPS Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) General Submission, Annual Review, and Exhibitor Forms All research, teaching, and exhibition projects involving vertebrate animals taking place on NPS territories must be approved by the NPS IACUC prior to their commencement. Principal Investigators (PI) are required to submit the completed General Submission, Annual Renewal, or Exhibitor Submission as required for approval to the NPS IACUC Office. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 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. This collection currently consist of three forms (General Submission, Annual Renewal, Exhibitor Submission) used by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (NPS IACUC/the Committee) to ensure compliance with the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), its regulations (AWAR), and the Interagency Research Animal Committee (IRAC) principles for projects involving the use of vertebrate animals in research, teaching, and/or exhibition. 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. The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that 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 and current expiration date. DATES: Please submit your comment on or before November 26, 2012. ADDRESSES: Please send your comments to the IC 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, NPS IACUC in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jordan Spaak, NPS IACUC Administrator by mail at Biological Resource Management Division 1201 Oakridge Drive, Suite 200 Fort Collins, CO 80525 or Jordan_Spaak @nps.gov SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. Data OMB Control Number: None. This collection is currently in use without an OMB Control Number. Title: NPS Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) General Submission Form. Type of Request: New. Affected Public: General public. Anyone involved in research, teaching, and exhibition projects involving vertebrate animals in NPS units. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Frequency of Collection: One-time, on occasion. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 75. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 450 hours. We expect to receive 75 annual responses. We estimate an average of 6 hours per response. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: None III. Request for Comments We invite comments concerning this ICR 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 E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 187 (Wednesday, September 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-23671]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NRSS-EQD-11325; 1500-BASE-SZB]


Information Collection Activities: Timpanogos Cave National 
Monument Visitor and Community Survey

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 a survey and a focus group 
script that will be used to collect visitors and local community 
members' perceptions and evaluations of four management issues (1) Cave 
tour size and frequency; (2) ticketing procedure and fees; (3) 
concession service quality and selection; and (4) safety concerns on 
park trails. 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: Please submit your comments on or before November 26, 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, TICA in the subject 
line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Ireland, Superintendent at Jim_Ireland@nps.gov (email); or by mail at RR3, Box 200, American Fork, UT 
84003.

I. Abstract

    The National Park Service (NPS) will conduct a study at Timpanogos 
Cave National Monument. The study consists of a survey and a focus 
group using a random sample of visitors and residents of the 
communities surrounding the park. The collection will be used to 
understand visitors and local resident's perceptions and evaluations of 
the following management issues:
    (1) Cave tour size and frequency.
    (2) Ticketing process and fees.
    (3) Concession service quality and selection.
    (4) Safety concerns and user conflict while using park trails.
    The information from this collection will provide NPS managers and 
planners with visitors and community members' perceptions of how each 
of the above management issue affects their overall quality of visit 
experience. Visitors' opinions about cave tour size and frequency as 
well as the ticketing process will be incorporated with ecological 
survey data to determine the most appropriate resource management 
strategy that balance between protection of the cave and visitor 
experience. Other information such safety concerns and concession 
services will be used in park management planning to determine 
appropriate management actions. Data collected will also be used in 
interpretive planning document to improve overall visit experience.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1024-NEW.
    Title: Timpanogos Cave National Monument Visitor and Community 
Survey.
    Type of Request: This is a new collection.
    Affected Public: Park Visitors and Local Residents.
    Respondent Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: One time.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,460.

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                                                                   Estimate
                                                                  number of     Completion time   Annual burden
                                                                  responses        (minutes)          hours
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Survey.......................................................           1,400               15              350
Focus group..................................................              60               90               90
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    Total....................................................           1,460              115              440
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    Annual Burden Hours: 440 hours. We expect to receive 1,460 annual 
responses (1,400 surveys and 60 focus group participants). We estimate 
an average of 15 minutes to complete a survey instrument (1,400 x 15 
minutes = 350 hours), an average of 90 minutes per focus group session 
(60 x 90 minutes = 90 hours).
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: 
None.
    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 ICR 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: September 20, 2012.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-23671 Filed 9-25-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-52-P