North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study, 36753-36754 [2013-14561]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 19, 2013 / Notices Base, Alabama 36112–6335, telephone (334) 953–1303. Tommy W. Lee, Acting Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–14567 Filed 6–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–10–P same electronic docket and downloaded for review/testing. Follow the instructions at http:// www.regulations.gov for submitting comments. Please submit comments on any given form identified by docket number, form number, and title. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army [Docket ID USA–2013–0020] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Department of the Army, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Army announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by August 19, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. 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Any associated form(s) for this collection may be located within this VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:13 Jun 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 441 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20314–1000, Attn: CECW–CO, or call Department of the Army Reports clearance officer at (703) 428–6440. Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Application for a Department of the Army Permit; ENG Form 4345, OMB Control Number 0710–0003. Needs and Uses: Information collected is used to evaluate, as required by law, proposed construction or filing in waters of the United States that result in impacts to the aquatic environment and nearby properties, and to determine if issuance of a permit is in the public interest. Respondents are private landowners, businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. Respondents also include sponsors of proposed and approved mitigation banks and in-lieu fee programs. Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; farms; Federal government; State; local or tribal government. Annual Burden Hours: 984,000 Number of Respondents: 89,450 Responses per Respondent: 1 Average Burden per Response: 11 hours Frequency: On Occasion. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summary of Information Collection The Corps of Engineers is required by three federal laws, passed by Congress, to regulate construction-related activities in waters of the United States. This is accomplished through the review of applications for permits to do this work. Dated: June 12, 2013. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2013–14633 Filed 6–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36753 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of Study Initiation. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Congressional response to the devastation in the wake of Hurricane Sandy included a mandate to collaborate with federal, state, tribal and local government agencies to regionally address the vulnerability of coastal populations at risk within the boundaries of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) North Atlantic Division. The goals of the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study authorized under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, Public Law 113–2, are to (1) reduce flood risk to vulnerable coastal populations, and (2) promote coastal resilient communities to ensure a sustainable and robust coastal landscape system, considering future sea-level rise and climate change scenarios. In addition, the Comprehensive Study will identify activities warranting further analysis and institutional barriers to comprehensive implementation. A draft of the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study will be available for public review and comment in early 2014 and a final report is due to Congress in January 2015. The study will identify those areas warranting more detailed evaluations; however, USACE is not authorized to develop designs or implement such projects at this time. Although potential environmental impacts will be generally evaluated, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance processes will not be completed due to the scale of the study. Full NEPA and other environmental compliance would be required as part of future detailed evaluations before any actions could be implemented. ADDRESSES: For media contacts please contact Mr. Justin Ward, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Public Affairs, 302 General Lee Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11252, at justin.m.ward@usace.army.mil or at (347) 370–4550. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Justin Ward, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Public Affairs. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study will include a coastal risk reduction framework, by State, including a range of structural, non-structural and programmatic measures for E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 36754 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 19, 2013 / Notices approximately 31,000 miles of shore and coastline, planning level cost estimates and anticipated risk reduction and benefits per measure. The Comprehensive Study will also include storm suite modeling, coastal GIS analyses, economic evaluations, an assessment of green infrastructure and ecosystem goods and services, regional sediment management and climate change and sea-level rise considerations. Additional information and a study area map may be found at: http://www.nad.usace.army.mil/ CompStudy. Furthermore, interested parties can access the Web site and subscribe to receive periodic electronic mail updates on the study’s progress. Dated: June 11, 2013. Amy M. Guise, Chief, Planning Division, Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. [FR Doc. 2013–14561 Filed 6–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–58–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2013–ICCD–0042] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Streamlined Clearance Process for Discretionary Grant Department of Education (ED), Office of the Secretary/Office of the Deputy Secretary (OS) ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 19, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED–2013–ICCD–0042 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 2E105 Washington, DC 20202–4537. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:13 Jun 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Electronically mail ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please do not send comments here. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Streamlined Clearance Process for Discretionary Grant. OMB Control Number: 1894–0001. Type of Review: Extension without change of an existing collection of information. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1. Abstract: Section 3505(a)(2) of the PRA of 1995 provides the OMB Director authority to approve the streamlined clearance process proposed in this information collection request. This information collection request was originally approved by OMB in January of 1997. This information collection streamlines the clearance process for all discretionary grant information collections which do not fit the generic application process. The streamlined clearance process continues to reduce the clearance time for the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 discretionary grant information collections by two months or 60 days. This is desirable for two major reasons: it would allow ED to provide better customer service to grant applicants and help meet ED’s goal for timely awards of discretionary grants. Dated: June 14, 2013. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2013–14641 Filed 6–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2013–ICCD–0053] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Program for International Student Assessment (PISA 2015) Recruitment and Field Test Department of Education (ED), Institute of Education Sciences/National Center for Education Statistics (IES). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 19, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED–2013–ICCD–0053 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 2E105 Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Electronically mail ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please do not send comments here. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 118 (Wednesday, June 19, 2013)]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-14561]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study

AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of Study Initiation.

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SUMMARY: The Congressional response to the devastation in the wake of 
Hurricane Sandy included a mandate to collaborate with federal, state, 
tribal and local government agencies to regionally address the 
vulnerability of coastal populations at risk within the boundaries of 
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) North Atlantic Division. The 
goals of the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study authorized under 
the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, Public Law 113-2, are to (1) 
reduce flood risk to vulnerable coastal populations, and (2) promote 
coastal resilient communities to ensure a sustainable and robust 
coastal landscape system, considering future sea-level rise and climate 
change scenarios. In addition, the Comprehensive Study will identify 
activities warranting further analysis and institutional barriers to 
comprehensive implementation. A draft of the North Atlantic Coast 
Comprehensive Study will be available for public review and comment in 
early 2014 and a final report is due to Congress in January 2015. The 
study will identify those areas warranting more detailed evaluations; 
however, USACE is not authorized to develop designs or implement such 
projects at this time. Although potential environmental impacts will be 
generally evaluated, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 
compliance processes will not be completed due to the scale of the 
study. Full NEPA and other environmental compliance would be required 
as part of future detailed evaluations before any actions could be 
implemented.

ADDRESSES: For media contacts please contact Mr. Justin Ward, U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers, Public Affairs, 302 General Lee Avenue, Brooklyn, 
NY 11252, at justin.m.ward@usace.army.mil or at (347) 370-4550.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Justin Ward, U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers, Public Affairs.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study 
will include a coastal risk reduction framework, by State, including a 
range of structural, non-structural and programmatic measures for

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approximately 31,000 miles of shore and coastline, planning level cost 
estimates and anticipated risk reduction and benefits per measure. The 
Comprehensive Study will also include storm suite modeling, coastal GIS 
analyses, economic evaluations, an assessment of green infrastructure 
and ecosystem goods and services, regional sediment management and 
climate change and sea-level rise considerations. Additional 
information and a study area map may be found at: http://www.nad.usace.army.mil/CompStudy. Furthermore, interested parties can 
access the Web site and subscribe to receive periodic electronic mail 
updates on the study's progress.

    Dated: June 11, 2013.
Amy M. Guise,
Chief, Planning Division, Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers.
[FR Doc. 2013-14561 Filed 6-18-13; 8:45 am]
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