Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Submission of Offers in Response to Concession Opportunities, 13375-13376 [2013-04537]

Download as PDF 13375 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 27, 2013 / Notices sources at least 14 days before each meeting. Individuals who need special assistance such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, or who wish to receive a copy of each agenda, may contact Chris Hanefeld no later than 10 days prior to each meeting. Erica Haspiel-Szlosek, Chief, Office of Communications. [FR Doc. 2013–04504 Filed 2–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–BSAD–CONC–12056; 133 PPMVSCS1Y.Y00000, PPWOBSADC0] Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Submission of Offers in Response to Concession Opportunities National Park Service, Interior. Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: We (National Park Service, NPS) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This information collection is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2013. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB. DATES: You must submit comments on or before March 29, 2013. ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this information collection to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at OMB– OIRA at (202) 395–5806 (fax) or OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov (email). Please provide a copy of your comments to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service, 1201 I Street NW., MS 1237, Washington, DC 20005 (mail); or madonna_baucum@nps.gov (email). Please reference OMB Control Number Number of respondents Activity 1024–0125 in the subject line of your comments. To request additional information about this ICR, contact Deborah Harvey, Acting Chief, Commercial Services Program, 1201 I Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. You may send an email to Deborah_Harvey@nps.gov or contact her by telephone at (202) 513– 7150 or via fax at (202) 371–2090. You may review the ICR online at http:// www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 1024–0125. Title: Submission of Offers in Response to Concession Opportunities, 36 CFR 51. Service Form Number: None. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: Businesses, individuals, and nonprofit organizations. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Number of responses Completion time per response (hours) Total annual burden hours 30 60 30 60 240 80 7,200 4,800 Totals ........................................................................................................ erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Large Concessions .......................................................................................... Small Concessions .......................................................................................... 90 90 ........................ 12,000 Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $420,000. We estimate that the average nonhour cost per respondent is $3,000 for small operations and $8,000 for large operations. Abstract: The regulations at 36 CFR Part 51 primarily implement Title IV of the National Parks Omnibus Management Act of 1998 (Pub. L. 105– 391), which provides legislative authority, policies, and requirements for the solicitation, award, and administration of NPS concession contracts. The regulations require the submission of offers by parties interested in applying for an NPS concession contract. The public solicitation process begins with the issuance of a prospectus to invite the general public to submit proposals for the contract. The prospectus describes the terms and conditions of the concession contract to be awarded, the procedures to be followed in the selection of the best proposal, and the information that must VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:18 Feb 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 be provided. Information that we collect includes, but is not limited to: • Description of how respondent will conduct operations to minimize disturbance to wildlife. • Specific actions, steps, or programs that respondent will implement to protect park resources. • Steps that respondent will take to provide visitors with a consistent, high quality, safe, and enjoyable visitor experience at a reasonable rate. • Organizational structure and history. • Experience with similar operations. • Details on violations or infractions and how they were handled. • Financial information and demonstration that respondent has credible, proven track record of meeting obligations. • Ability to obtain funds for start-up costs. • How respondent will communicate an environmental ethic to employees and visitors. PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 We use this information to objectively evaluate offers received for a particular business opportunity, assure that the park resources will be adequately protected, and determine which respondent will provide the best service to visitors. Comments: On July 24, 2012, we published in the Federal Register (77 FR 43354) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew approval for this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on September 24, 2012. We did not receive any comments. We again 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 our estimate of the burden for this collection of information; E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 13376 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 27, 2013 / Notices • 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. Comments that you submit 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: February 13, 2013. Madonna L. Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2013–04537 Filed 2–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–EH–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–NER–HPPC–11732; PPWONRADE2 PMP00EI05] Chronic Wasting Disease Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Shenandoah National Park National Park Service, Interior. Notice of Intent. AGENCY: erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations, the National Park Service (NPS) is preparing a Chronic Wasting Disease Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (CWD Management Plan/EIS) for Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. Action is needed at this time prevent the establishment of CWD in the whitetailed deer population of Shenandoah National Park and, should the disease become established, to slow the spread of the disease. To ensure that all significant issues are identified and considered, all interested parties are invited to comment on the proposed scope of the project, the purpose, need, and objectives of the plan, and draft alternatives. The National Park Service will accept comments from the public for a period of 60 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register. Public meetings will be held during the review period to facilitate the DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:18 Feb 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 submission of public comment. Once scheduled, the meeting dates will be announced on the NPS’s Planning Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site (http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/shen); by newsletter posted on the Shenandoah National Park Web page (www.nps.gov/ shen); and by a press release to the local media. ADDRESSES: The preferred method of comment is to submit comments electronically through the NPS PEPC Web site (http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ shen). You may also mail comments to Superintendent, Shenandoah National Park, 3655 U.S. Highway 211 East, Luray, VA, 22835. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Flanagan, National Park Service, Denver Service Center, at (303) 969–2327. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A longrange CWD Management Plan is needed at this time because: CWD is established and spreading within the region and represents a threat to white-tailed deer, which are an important park resource; the risk of CWD introduction and amplification is high because of high deer population density in certain areas of the park and deer movement in and out of the park; there is no known treatment to eliminate CWD once it is established in the population; a variety of management options must be considered to limit the prevalence and minimize spread; and CWD is a nonnative disease process, therefore, NPS policy states that CWD should be managed or eliminated, if prudent and feasible. To date, Shenandoah National Park has prepared a CWD Detection and Assessment Plan and Environmental Assessment which, when completed and approved, will guide future actions for detecting and responding to initial CWD cases within the park. The next step is to comprehensively evaluate alternative approaches for long-term management of CWD, which is the purpose of the proposed CWD Management Plan/EIS. The objectives of the long-range CWD management plan are to: Prevent CWD establishment and, should CWD become established, slow the spread of CWD within the park; monitor disease progression and impacts on park resources; provide a framework to assess or evaluate the success of the management actions and for the NPS to cooperate with other state and federal agencies on the management of CWD; develop public support for CWD management through education; minimize disruption to visitor use and experience from management actions; PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and minimize the potential for health and safety issues for park staff and visitors during CWD management activities. The NPS has begun development of two action alternatives that will be made available for public comment as part of the scoping process. The first action alternative proposes a phased approach to CWD management and would be implemented when CWD is identified within a specified distance from the park. In slight contrast, the second alternative would initiate management actions immediately, rather than in response to proximity of CWD detection to the boundaries of the park. The NPS will also evaluate a no action alternative, under which current management approaches would continue, including implementation of the approved CWD detection and assessment plan. To ensure that all significant issues are identified and considered, all interested parties are invited to comment on the proposed scope of the project; the purpose, need and objectives of the plan; and draft alternatives. These materials will be available for review and comment on the NPS PEPC Web site (http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/shen) and the park’s Web page (www.nps.gov/shen). 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: November 20, 2012. Dennis R. Reidenbach, Regional Director, Northeast Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2013–04549 Filed 2–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–WV–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–PWR–PWRO–11436; PXP0137227A001] Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Cottonwood Cove and Katherine Landing Development Concept Plans, Clark County, NV, and Mohave County, AZ National Park Service, Interior. Notice of availability. AGENCY: ACTION: E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-BSAD-CONC-12056; 133 PPMVSCS1Y.Y00000, PPWOBSADC0]


Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Submission of Offers in Response to 
Concession Opportunities

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We (National Park Service, NPS) have sent an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize 
the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the 
estimated burden and cost. This information collection is scheduled to 
expire on March 31, 2013. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is 
not required to respond to a collection of information unless it 
displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under OMB 
regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information 
collection while it is pending at OMB.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before March 29, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this information 
collection to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at 
OMB-OIRA at (202) 395-5806 (fax) or OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov 
(email). Please provide a copy of your comments to the Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service, 1201 I Street NW., 
MS 1237, Washington, DC 20005 (mail); or madonna_baucum@nps.gov 
(email). Please reference OMB Control Number 1024-0125 in the subject 
line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Deborah Harvey, Acting Chief, Commercial 
Services Program, 1201 I Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. You may 
send an email to Deborah_Harvey@nps.gov or contact her by telephone at 
(202) 513-7150 or via fax at (202) 371-2090. You may review the ICR 
online at http://www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review 
Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    OMB Control Number: 1024-0125.
    Title: Submission of Offers in Response to Concession 
Opportunities, 36 CFR 51.
    Service Form Number: None.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Businesses, individuals, and nonprofit 
organizations.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

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                                                                                    Completion
                                                     Number of       Number of       time per      Total annual
                    Activity                        respondents      responses       response      burden hours
                                                                                      (hours)
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Large Concessions...............................              30              30             240           7,200
Small Concessions...............................              60              60              80           4,800
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................              90              90  ..............          12,000
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    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $420,000. We estimate that 
the average nonhour cost per respondent is $3,000 for small operations 
and $8,000 for large operations.
    Abstract: The regulations at 36 CFR Part 51 primarily implement 
Title IV of the National Parks Omnibus Management Act of 1998 (Pub. L. 
105-391), which provides legislative authority, policies, and 
requirements for the solicitation, award, and administration of NPS 
concession contracts. The regulations require the submission of offers 
by parties interested in applying for an NPS concession contract.
    The public solicitation process begins with the issuance of a 
prospectus to invite the general public to submit proposals for the 
contract. The prospectus describes the terms and conditions of the 
concession contract to be awarded, the procedures to be followed in the 
selection of the best proposal, and the information that must be 
provided. Information that we collect includes, but is not limited to:
     Description of how respondent will conduct operations to 
minimize disturbance to wildlife.
     Specific actions, steps, or programs that respondent will 
implement to protect park resources.
     Steps that respondent will take to provide visitors with a 
consistent, high quality, safe, and enjoyable visitor experience at a 
reasonable rate.
     Organizational structure and history.
     Experience with similar operations.
     Details on violations or infractions and how they were 
handled.
     Financial information and demonstration that respondent 
has credible, proven track record of meeting obligations.
     Ability to obtain funds for start-up costs.
     How respondent will communicate an environmental ethic to 
employees and visitors.
    We use this information to objectively evaluate offers received for 
a particular business opportunity, assure that the park resources will 
be adequately protected, and determine which respondent will provide 
the best service to visitors.
    Comments: On July 24, 2012, we published in the Federal Register 
(77 FR 43354) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew approval 
for this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments 
for 60 days, ending on September 24, 2012. We did not receive any 
comments.
    We again 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 our estimate of the burden for this 
collection of information;

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     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.
    Comments that you submit 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: February 13, 2013.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-04537 Filed 2-26-13; 8:45 am]
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