Agency Information Collection: Comment Request, 2421-2422 [2013-00375]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 8 / Friday, January 11, 2013 / Notices process that is firewall protected and a complex password in a directory that can only be accessed by the network administrators and the analysts actively working on the data. Access rights to the data are granted to limited researchers on a need-to-know basis, and the level of access provided to each researcher is based on the minimal level required that individual to fulfill his research role. All data users will be aware of and trained on their responsibilities to protect participants’ personal information, including the limitations on uses and disclosures of data. Backup media will be encrypted. Data will never be stored on a laptop or on a movable media such as CDs, diskettes, or USB flash drives without encryption. Hardcopy files: All hard copy forms with personal identifying data (the participant agreement/informed consent form) will be stored securely in a locked cabinet that can only be accessed by authorized individuals working on the data. The locked cabinet will be stored in a locked office in a limited-access building, (e.g. Study team interviewers will securely store any hard copy documents with personal protected information, such as tracking letters.) mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RETENTION AND DISPOSAL PROCESS: Records Disposition Schedule,2 2225.6, REV–1, Appendix 67, Policy Development and Research Records, provides disposition instructions for Headquarters and Field Office records produced in connection with activities conducted under Title V of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–609, 84 Stat. 1784; 12 U.S.C. 17Dlz–1). Per the Records Disposition Schedule 67, project case files reflecting a complete history of each project from initiation through research, development, design, testing, and demonstration, records should retire to Federal Records Center 3 years after satisfactory close of project that volume warrants. Destroy 6 years after satisfactory close of project. (NARA Job NCl–207–78–6, item 5). In accordance with the Records Disposition Schedule, the Contractor will return all electronic and hard copy study records to PD&R under the retention period for records. Hard copy forms that are no longer needed for the study will be shredded. The data will not be used after the final acceptance of the report by HUD. Upon request of the agency, Abt Associates will permanently destroy all electronic personally-identifiable information on the system using the methods described by the NIST SP 800–88 ‘‘Guidelines for Media Sanitization’’ (September 2006). Encrypted versions of the data may remain on backup media for a longer period of time, but will be similarly permanently destroyed. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Revised Indiana Bat Summer Survey Guidelines Carol Star, Director of the Program Evaluation Division, Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, Telephone Number (202) 402–6139. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: For information, assistance, or inquiry about the existence of records, contact the Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW. (Attention: Capitol View Building, 4th Floor), Washington, DC 20721. Written requests must include the full name, Social Security Number, date of birth, current address, and telephone number of the individual making the request. CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: Procedures for the amendment or correction of records and for applicants who want to appeal initial agency determination appear in 24 CFR part 16. (i) In relation to contesting contents of records, the Chief Privacy Officer at HUD, 451 Seventh Street SW., (Attention: Capitol View Building, 4th Floor), Washington, DC 20410; and, (ii) In relation to appeals of initial denials, HUD, Departmental Privacy Appeals Officer, Office of General Counsel, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Original data collected directly from study participants, study participant lenders and counseling agencies, third party data (e.g. National Change of Address database, credit bureaus) and administrative data from HUD. EXEMPTIONS FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ACT: None. [FR Doc. 2013–00460 Filed 1–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P 2 http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/hudclips/ handbooks/admh/2225.6/index.cfm. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Jan 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 2421 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R5–ES–2012–N195: FXES11130300000–134–FF03E00000] Correction In notice document 2013–00213, appearing on pages 1879–1880 in the issue of Wednesday, January 9, 2013, make the following correction: On page 1879, in the third column, the sub-agency ‘‘Fish and Wildlife Service’’ was omitted and is corrected to read as set forth above. [FR Doc. C1–2013–00213 Filed 1–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX.13.CD00.B9510.00] Agency Information Collection: Comment Request United States Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of an extension of a currently approved information collection, 1028–0095. AGENCY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is inviting comments on an information collection request (ICR) that we have sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR concerns the paperwork requirements for the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) USGS Competitive Grant Program. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) 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 ICR. This collection is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2013. DATES: Submit written comments by February 11, 2013. ADDRESSES: Please submit 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 email: (OIRA_SUBMISSION@omb.eop.gov); or by fax (202) 395–5806; and identify your SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with 2422 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 8 / Friday, January 11, 2013 / Notices submission with #1028–0095. Please also submit a copy of your comments to Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 807 National Center, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); or smbaloch@usgs.gov (email). Please reference Information Collection 1028–0095. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Earl Greene, Acting Chief Office of External Research, U.S. Geological Survey, 5522 Research Park Drive, MS 436, Baltimore, Maryland 21228 (mail) at (443) 498– 5505 (Phone); or eagreene@usgs.gov (email). You may find additional information about this information collection at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) USGS Competitive Grant Program. OMB Control Number: 1028–0095. Abstract: The NIWR–USGS National Competitive Grant Program issues an annual call for proposals to support research on water problems and issues of a regional or interstate nature beyond those of concern only to a single state and which relate to specific program priorities identified jointly by the USGS and the state water resources research institutes authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended (42 U.S.C. 10301 et seq.). The program is conducted in conjunction with the State Water Resources Research Institutes. The NIWR cooperates with the USGS in establishing total programmatic direction, reporting on the activities of the Institutes, coordinating and facilitating regional research and information and technology transfer, and in operating the NIWR–USGS Student Internship Program. Any investigator at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States is eligible to apply for a grant through a water research institute or center established under the provisions of the Act. Proposals involving substantial collaboration between the USGS and university scientists are encouraged. Proposals may be for projects of 1 to 3 years in duration and may request up to $250,000 in federal funds. Successful applicants must match each dollar of the federal grant with one dollar from nonfederal sources. An annual progress and final technical report for all projects is required at the end of the project period. This program is authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended (42 U.S.C. 10303(g)). No questions of a ‘‘sensitive’’ nature are asked. Frequency of Collection: Annually. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Jan 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 Affected Public: Research investigators at accredited institutions of higher education. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary (necessary to receive benefits). Estimated Number of Respondents: We expect to receive approximately 65 applications and award 7 grants per year. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: We estimate the annual reporting burden to be 3,984 hours. This includes 60 hours per applicant to prepare and submit the application; and 12 hours (total) per grantee to complete the interim and final technical reports. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’: 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. Comments: To comply with the public consultation process, on August 28, 2012, we published a Federal Register notice (77 FR 52052) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day public comment period, which ended October 29, 2012. In response to our Federal Register Notice, we received one comment, which consisted of a general invective about the U.S. Government and did not pertain to this information collection. We are again soliciting comments as to: (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 PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. Dated: December 27, 2012. Earl Greene, Acting Chief, Office of External Research, U.S. Geological Survey. [FR Doc. 2013–00375 Filed 1–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey [GX13EN05ESB0500] Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of an extension of currently approved information Collection, 1028–0096, Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (DOI CSCs). AGENCY: We (the U.S. Geological Survey) 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 (PRA) 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. This collection is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2013. DATES: Submit written comments by March 12, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection to the 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 (email). Please Reference Information 1028–0096 in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nadine Hartke by mail at U. S. Geological Survey, MS 400 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192, or by telephone at 703–648–4607. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Abstract: The name of this information collection has been updated from ‘‘Department of the Interior Regional Climate Science Centers’’ to ‘‘Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (DOI CSCs).’’ The primary objective of the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) is to complete science projects on the effects of climate and global change on fish, wildlife and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey

[GX.13.CD00.B9510.00]


Agency Information Collection: Comment Request

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

ACTION: Notice of an extension of a currently approved information 
collection, 1028-0095.

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SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the 
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is inviting comments on an information 
collection request (ICR) that we have sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR concerns the 
paperwork requirements for the National Institutes for Water Resources 
(NIWR) USGS Competitive Grant Program. As required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) 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 
ICR. This collection is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2013.

DATES: Submit written comments by February 11, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Please submit 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 email: (OIRA_SUBMISSION@omb.eop.gov); 
or by fax (202) 395-5806; and identify your

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submission with 1028-0095. Please also submit a copy of your 
comments to Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological 
Survey, 807 National Center, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); or 
smbaloch@usgs.gov (email). Please reference Information Collection 
1028-0095.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Earl Greene, Acting Chief Office of 
External Research, U.S. Geological Survey, 5522 Research Park Drive, MS 
436, Baltimore, Maryland 21228 (mail) at (443) 498-5505 (Phone); or 
eagreene@usgs.gov (email). You may find additional information about 
this information collection at www.reginfo.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) USGS 
Competitive Grant Program.
    OMB Control Number: 1028-0095.
    Abstract: The NIWR-USGS National Competitive Grant Program issues 
an annual call for proposals to support research on water problems and 
issues of a regional or interstate nature beyond those of concern only 
to a single state and which relate to specific program priorities 
identified jointly by the USGS and the state water resources research 
institutes authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as 
amended (42 U.S.C. 10301 et seq.). The program is conducted in 
conjunction with the State Water Resources Research Institutes. The 
NIWR cooperates with the USGS in establishing total programmatic 
direction, reporting on the activities of the Institutes, coordinating 
and facilitating regional research and information and technology 
transfer, and in operating the NIWR-USGS Student Internship Program. 
Any investigator at an accredited institution of higher learning in the 
United States is eligible to apply for a grant through a water research 
institute or center established under the provisions of the Act. 
Proposals involving substantial collaboration between the USGS and 
university scientists are encouraged. Proposals may be for projects of 
1 to 3 years in duration and may request up to $250,000 in federal 
funds. Successful applicants must match each dollar of the federal 
grant with one dollar from nonfederal sources. An annual progress and 
final technical report for all projects is required at the end of the 
project period. This program is authorized by the Water Resources 
Research Act of 1984, as amended (42 U.S.C. 10303(g)).
    No questions of a ``sensitive'' nature are asked.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Affected Public: Research investigators at accredited institutions 
of higher education.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary (necessary to receive benefits).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: We expect to receive approximately 
65 applications and award 7 grants per year.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: We 
estimate the annual reporting burden to be 3,984 hours. This includes 
60 hours per applicant to prepare and submit the application; and 12 
hours (total) per grantee to complete the interim and final technical 
reports.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'': 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.
    Comments: To comply with the public consultation process, on August 
28, 2012, we published a Federal Register notice (77 FR 52052) 
announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The 
notice provided the required 60-day public comment period, which ended 
October 29, 2012. In response to our Federal Register Notice, we 
received one comment, which consisted of a general invective about the 
U.S. Government and did not pertain to this information collection. We 
are again soliciting comments as to: (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: December 27, 2012.
Earl Greene,
Acting Chief, Office of External Research, U.S. Geological Survey.
[FR Doc. 2013-00375 Filed 1-10-13; 8:45 am]
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