Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request, 35046-35047 [2013-13711]

Download as PDF 35046 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 112 / Tuesday, June 11, 2013 / Notices No. of respondents Information collection SEMAP Certification ................................ Corrective Action Plan ............................. Report on Correction of SEMAP Deficiency ................................................... Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours ............................................. Annual cost 12 10 27,624 800 ........................ ........................ 575 1 575 2 1,150 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ $29,574 Dated: June 5, 2013. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Deputy Director, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2013–13820 Filed 6–10–13; 8:45 am] are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection request (ICR) 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 ICR. DATES: Submit written comments by July 11, 2013. ADDRESSES: Please submit written comments on this ICR 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 to OIRA_SUBMISSION@omb.eop.gov or fax at 202–395–5806. Please also 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). Use Information Collection Number 1028–NEW, Economic Contribution of Federal Investments in Restoration of Degraded, Damaged, or Destroyed Ecosystems in the subject line. Dr. Lynne Koontz, U.S. Geological Survey, 2150–C Centre Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80526 (mail); koontzl@usgs.gov (email); or: 970–226–9384 (phone). You may also find information on this information collection at www.reginfo.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey [GR13RB00CMFRP00] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request Title: Economic Contribution of Federal Investments in Restoration of Degraded, Damaged, or Destroyed Ecosystems. OMB Control Number: 1028–NEW. United States Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of new information collection, Economic Contribution of Federal Investments in Restoration of Degraded, Damaged, or Destroyed Ecosystems. AGENCY: wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Annual burden hours 2,302 100 Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35. Abstract SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we (The U.S. Geological Survey) Jkt 229001 Burden hour per response 1 1 This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed 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 those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. 15:13 Jun 10, 2013 Responses per annum 2,302 80 B. Solicitation of Public Comment VerDate Mar<15>2010 Frequency of response Federal investments in ecosystem restoration and monitoring protect Federal trusts, ensure public health and safety, and preserve and enhance essential ecosystem services. These investments also support jobs. There is PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 a need to better understand the connection between restoring the health and productivity of ecosystems and the resulting economic benefits to local communities. This project aims to increase the available information on the costs and required inputs for ecosystem restoration and the resultant economic benefits of these investments to local economies. The project is comprised of a series of case studies that quantify the economic impacts of restoration projects. The case studies will include examples of collaboratively funded and managed projects to restore a wide range of degraded, damaged, or destroyed ecosystems. In addition to providing improved information on the economic impacts of restoration, these case studies highlight DOI restoration efforts and tell personalized stories about each project and the communities that are positively affected by restoration activities. Project methods include the collection of primary expenditure data and economic inputoutput modeling. Frequency: One time. Estimated total responses: 900. We will make an introductory call to approximately 100 project managers. We expect approximately 100 project managers will respond to the project summary survey. We expect 100 project managers and 500 contractors to respond to the expenditures survey. We expect to follow up with approximately 100 contacts to remind them to complete the survey(s). Estimated total burden hours: 358. We estimate it will take 15 minutes to make the initial contact for the project summary survey; 15 minutes for respondents to complete the project summary survey; 30 minutes for respondents to complete the expenditure survey; and 5 minutes for a follow-up contact. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: There are no ‘‘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 E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 112 / Tuesday, June 11, 2013 / Notices collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Comments: On November 15, 2011, we published a 60-day Federal Register notice (FR Doc No: 2011–29425) announcing that we would submit this information request to OMB for approval. In that notice we solicited public comments for 60 days, ending January 14, 2012. We received one comment and it was not applicable to the proposed collection. 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. 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: May 30, 2013. Ione Taylor, Associate Director, Energy and Minerals, and Environmental Health Programs. [FR Doc. 2013–13711 Filed 6–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P vicinity of Georgetown, Alaska, and are located in: Seward Meridian, Alaska Notice of the decision will also be published once a week for four consecutive weeks in the Delta Discovery. Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the decision may appeal the decision in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4 within the following time limits: 1. Unknown parties, parties unable to be located after reasonable efforts have been expended to locate, parties who fail or refuse to sign their return receipt, and parties who receive a copy of the decision by regular mail which is not certified, return receipt requested, shall have until July 11, 2013 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4 shall be deemed to have waived their rights. Notices of appeal transmitted by electronic means, such as facsimile or email, will not be accepted as timely filed. DATES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513–7504. Bureau of Land Management [F–14860–A2; LLAK940000–L14100000– HY0000–P] Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Decision Approving Lands for Conveyance. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision will be issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to The Kuskokwim Corporation. The decision approves the surface estate in the lands described below for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq.). The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to Calista Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to The Kuskokwim Corporation. The lands are in the VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:13 Jun 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 The BLM by phone at 907–271–5960 or by email at blm_ak_akso_public_room@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 BLM during normal business hours. In addition, the FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the BLM. The BLM will reply during normal business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Alaska Native Claims Selection Ralph L. Eluska, Sr., Land Transfer Resolution Specialist, Division of Lands and Cadastral. [FR Doc. 2013–13863 Filed 6–10–13; 8:45 am] Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Bureau of Land Management Notice of Application for Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Oregon Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The United States Forest Service (USFS) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw approximately 240.59 acres of National Forest System lands in the Fremont-Winema National Forest from mining for a 20-year term to protect the integrity, functionality, and the investment of the mine reclamation work completed at the White King/ Lucky Lass Mine reclamation project area. This notice segregates the National Forest System lands for up to 2 years from location and entry under the United States mining laws and gives the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed withdrawal application and to request a public meeting. DATES: Comments and public meeting requests must be received on or before September 9, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments and meeting requests should be sent to the BLM Oregon/Washington State Director, P.O. Box 2965, Portland, OR 97208–2965. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Ligons, Land Law Examiner, at the addresses above or by telephone at 503–808–6169, or Dianne Torpin, USFS, Pacific Northwest Region, 333 SW 1st Ave., Portland, OR 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 USFS has filed an application requesting that the Secretary of the Interior withdraw the following described National Forest System lands in the Fremont-Winema National Forest from location and entry under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws, for a 20-year term, subject to valid existing rights: Willamette Meridian T. 37 S., R. 18 E., BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [LLOR–936000–L14300000–ET0000; HAG– 13–0180; OR–67721] T. 22 N., R. 45 W., Secs. 30 and 31. Containing 1,254.64 acres. ADDRESSES: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Sfmt 4703 35047 E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 112 (Tuesday, June 11, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35046-35047]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-13711]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey

[GR13RB00CMFRP00]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

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

ACTION: Notice of new information collection, Economic Contribution of 
Federal Investments in Restoration of Degraded, Damaged, or Destroyed 
Ecosystems.

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SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we 
(The U.S. Geological Survey) are notifying the public that we have 
submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information 
collection request (ICR) 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 
ICR.

DATES: Submit written comments by July 11, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Please submit written comments on this ICR 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 to OIRA_SUBMISSION@omb.eop.gov or fax at 202-395-
5806. Please also 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). Use Information Collection Number 
1028-NEW, Economic Contribution of Federal Investments in Restoration 
of Degraded, Damaged, or Destroyed Ecosystems in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Lynne Koontz, U.S. Geological 
Survey, 2150-C Centre Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80526 (mail); 
koontzl@usgs.gov (email); or: 970-226-9384 (phone). You may also find 
information on this information collection at www.reginfo.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Economic Contribution of Federal Investments in Restoration 
of Degraded, Damaged, or Destroyed Ecosystems.
    OMB Control Number: 1028-NEW.

Abstract

    Federal investments in ecosystem restoration and monitoring protect 
Federal trusts, ensure public health and safety, and preserve and 
enhance essential ecosystem services. These investments also support 
jobs. There is a need to better understand the connection between 
restoring the health and productivity of ecosystems and the resulting 
economic benefits to local communities. This project aims to increase 
the available information on the costs and required inputs for 
ecosystem restoration and the resultant economic benefits of these 
investments to local economies. The project is comprised of a series of 
case studies that quantify the economic impacts of restoration 
projects. The case studies will include examples of collaboratively 
funded and managed projects to restore a wide range of degraded, 
damaged, or destroyed ecosystems. In addition to providing improved 
information on the economic impacts of restoration, these case studies 
highlight DOI restoration efforts and tell personalized stories about 
each project and the communities that are positively affected by 
restoration activities. Project methods include the collection of 
primary expenditure data and economic input-output modeling.
    Frequency: One time.
    Estimated total responses: 900. We will make an introductory call 
to approximately 100 project managers. We expect approximately 100 
project managers will respond to the project summary survey. We expect 
100 project managers and 500 contractors to respond to the expenditures 
survey. We expect to follow up with approximately 100 contacts to 
remind them to complete the survey(s).
    Estimated total burden hours: 358. We estimate it will take 15 
minutes to make the initial contact for the project summary survey; 15 
minutes for respondents to complete the project summary survey; 30 
minutes for respondents to complete the expenditure survey; and 5 
minutes for a follow-up contact.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: 
There are no ``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

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collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB 
control number.
    Comments: On November 15, 2011, we published a 60-day Federal 
Register notice (FR Doc No: 2011-29425) announcing that we would submit 
this information request to OMB for approval. In that notice we 
solicited public comments for 60 days, ending January 14, 2012. We 
received one comment and it was not applicable to the proposed 
collection.
    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. 
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: May 30, 2013.
Ione Taylor,
Associate Director, Energy and Minerals, and Environmental Health 
Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-13711 Filed 6-10-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4311-AM-P