Notice of an Extension of an Information Collection (1028-0092), 25095-25096 [2013-09996]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 82 / Monday, April 29, 2013 / Notices (703) 648–7195 (fax). Please Reference Information Collection 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. You may also find information about this ICR at www.reginfo.gov. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Department of the Interior Regional Climate Science Centers. OMB Control Number: 1028–0096. Type of Request: Notice of an extension of a currently approved information collection. Respondent Obligation: Required to obtain a benefit. Abstract: The National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) has the responsibility to manage DOI Climate Science Centers (CSCs) that are co-located at cooperating organizations at non-USGS facilities. The NCCWSC works in close partnership with the climate change science and natural and cultural resource management communities to understand high priority science needs and to develop science information tools that can help resource managers develop strategies for responding to climate change. This program provides funding for researchers through cooperative agreements that involve climate change science as a major component. Eight DOI CSCs have been established. The DOI CSCs and host partnerships have been established on a 5-year renewable basis. The initial information collection activity was performed to identify the preferred locations/institutional partners for Climate Science Centers. This was a full and open competition announced on Grants.gov. Based on this information, CSC host institutions have been identified and have entered cooperative agreements with USGS. At present, information collection activities focus on annual performance and financial reports, required under the cooperative agreements. This information is used to conduct an annual performance evaluation of each CSC’s progress in meeting the goals of the agreement. Frequency of Collection: Once annually. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: We expect to receive approximately 40 responses (annual status reports) from a combination of state/local and tribal governments as well as from individuals representing the private sector. Estimated Annual Responses: 40. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:16 Apr 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 Estimated Annual burden hours: 800. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: There is no non-hour cost burden associated with this activity. 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 January 11, 2013, we published a Federal Register notice (78 FR 2422) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day public comment period, which ended March 12, 2013. In response to our Federal Register Notice, we received two comments, which consisted of general invectives about the U.S. Government and did not pertain to this information collection. We again invite comments concerning this information collection on: (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 OMB in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. Dated: April 16, 2013. T. Douglas Beard, Jr., Chief, NCCWSC, U.S. Geological Survey. [FR Doc. 2013–09995 Filed 4–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25095 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX13EF00CDACQ00] Notice of an Extension of an Information Collection (1028–0092) U.S. Geological Survey, Interior. ACTION: Notice of an extension of an information collection (1028–0092). 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 July 31, 2013. DATES: You must submit comments on or before June 28, 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) 648–7195 (fax); or dgovoni@usgs.gov (email). Please Reference Information 1028–0092 in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information please contact Teresa Dean at (703) 648–4825 or email at tdean@usgs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The NGP of the USGS provides funding for the collection of geospatial data to advance the development of The National Map and other national geospatial databases. In FY 2010, projects for the collection of orthoimagery and elevation data were funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Subject to future funding availability, opportunities for the collection or revision of data including elevation, orthoimagery, hydrography and other layers in the national databases may be possible. We will accept applications from State, local or tribal governments and academic institutions to supplement ongoing data collection activities to respond to an increasing demand for more accurate and current geospatial data. To submit a proposal a completed project narrative and application must be submitted via Grants.gov. Grant recipients must complete a final E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 25096 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 82 / Monday, April 29, 2013 / Notices technical report at the end of the project period. All application instructions and forms are available on the Internet through Grants.gov (http:// www.grants.gov). Hard/paper submissions and electronic copies submitted via email will not be accepted under any circumstances. All reports will be accepted electronically via email. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028–0092. Title: The National Map: Topographic Data Grants Program. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Respondent Obligation: Required to receive benefits. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Description of Respondents: State, Local and Tribal Governments, private and non-profit firms, and academic institutions. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 40 applications and 20 final reports. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: 2,680 hours. We expect to receive approximately 40 applications. It will take each applicant approximately 60 hours to complete the narrative and present supporting documents. This includes the time for project conception and development, proposal writing, reviewing, and submitting the proposal application through Grants.gov (totaling 2,400 burden hours). We anticipate awarding 20 grants per year. The award recipients must submit quarterly and final reports during the project. Within 7 days of the beginning of each quarter, a report must be submitted summarizing the previous quarter’s progress. The quarterly report will take at least 1 hour to prepare (totaling 80 burden hours). A final report must be submitted within 90 calendar days of the end of the project period. We estimate that approximately 10 hours will be used to complete the final report (totaling 200 hours). Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: There are no ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this collection of information. III. Request for Comments 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: We are soliciting comments as to: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:16 Apr 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee we will be able to do so. Dated: April 22, 2013. Julia Fields, Deputy Director, National Geospatial Program. [FR Doc. 2013–09996 Filed 4–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCON06000 L1610000.DP0000] Call for Nominations for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council, Colorado Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) was directed by the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 to establish the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (D–E NCA) Advisory Council (Council). The 10member Council was formed in December 2010 to provide recommendations to the Secretary through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) during the development of a resource management plan (RMP) for the D–E NCA. The call for nominations is to fill 8 of the 10 seats on the Council. The appointments for these eight members are scheduled to expire in November 2013. DATES: Submit nomination packages on or before May 29, 2013. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Send completed Council nominations to D–E NCA Interim Manager, Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO 81506. Nomination forms may be obtained at the Grand Junction Field Office at the above address, at the BLM Uncompahgre Field Office, 2465 S. Townsend Ave, Montrose, CO 81401, or online at http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/ nca/denca/denca_rmp/ DENCA_Resource_Advisory _Council.html. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katie A. Stevens, Field Manager, Grand Junction Field Office, 970–244–3000, kasteven@blm.gov. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The D–E NCA and Dominguez Canyon Wilderness, located within the D–E NCA, were established by the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Public Law 111–11 (Act). The D–E NCA is comprised of approximately 210,012 acres of public land, including approximately 66,280 acres designated as Dominguez Canyon Wilderness located in Delta, Montrose and Mesa counties, Colorado. The purpose of the D–E NCA is to conserve and protect the unique and important resources and values of the land for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. These resources and values include the geological, cultural, archaeological, paleontological, natural, scientific, recreational, wilderness, wildlife, riparian, historical, educational, and scenic resources of the public lands; and the water resources of area streams based on seasonally available flows that are necessary to support aquatic, riparian, and terrestrial species and communities. According to the Act, the 10-member council is to include, to the extent practicable: 1. One member appointed after considering the recommendations of the Mesa County Commission; 2. One member appointed after considering the recommendations of the Montrose County Commission; 3. One member appointed after considering the recommendations of the Delta County Commission, (This member was replaced already recently and therefore their term will not expire in November 2013); E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 82 (Monday, April 29, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey

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Notice of an Extension of an Information Collection (1028-0092)

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of an extension of an information collection (1028-
0092).

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SUMMARY: 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 July 31, 2013.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before June 28, 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-
7195 (fax); or dgovoni@usgs.gov (email). Please Reference Information 
1028-0092 in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
please contact Teresa Dean at (703) 648-4825 or email at 
tdean@usgs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The NGP of the USGS provides funding for the collection of 
geospatial data to advance the development of The National Map and 
other national geospatial databases. In FY 2010, projects for the 
collection of orthoimagery and elevation data were funded through the 
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Subject to future funding 
availability, opportunities for the collection or revision of data 
including elevation, orthoimagery, hydrography and other layers in the 
national databases may be possible. We will accept applications from 
State, local or tribal governments and academic institutions to 
supplement ongoing data collection activities to respond to an 
increasing demand for more accurate and current geospatial data. To 
submit a proposal a completed project narrative and application must be 
submitted via Grants.gov. Grant recipients must complete a final

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technical report at the end of the project period. All application 
instructions and forms are available on the Internet through Grants.gov 
(http://www.grants.gov). Hard/paper submissions and electronic copies 
submitted via email will not be accepted under any circumstances. All 
reports will be accepted electronically via email.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1028-0092.
    Title: The National Map: Topographic Data Grants Program.
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Respondent Obligation: Required to receive benefits.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Description of Respondents: State, Local and Tribal Governments, 
private and non-profit firms, and academic institutions.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 40 applications and 20 final 
reports.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: 2,680 
hours. We expect to receive approximately 40 applications. It will take 
each applicant approximately 60 hours to complete the narrative and 
present supporting documents. This includes the time for project 
conception and development, proposal writing, reviewing, and submitting 
the proposal application through Grants.gov (totaling 2,400 burden 
hours). We anticipate awarding 20 grants per year. The award recipients 
must submit quarterly and final reports during the project. Within 7 
days of the beginning of each quarter, a report must be submitted 
summarizing the previous quarter's progress. The quarterly report will 
take at least 1 hour to prepare (totaling 80 burden hours). A final 
report must be submitted within 90 calendar days of the end of the 
project period. We estimate that approximately 10 hours will be used to 
complete the final report (totaling 200 hours).
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: 
There are no ``non-hour cost'' burdens associated with this collection 
of information.

III. Request for Comments

    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: We are 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 us in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee we will 
be able to do so.

    Dated: April 22, 2013.
Julia Fields,
Deputy Director, National Geospatial Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-09996 Filed 4-26-13; 8:45 am]
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