Information Collection; Volunteer Application and Agreement for Natural and Cultural Resources Agencies, 56649-56650 [2013-22259]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 178 / Friday, September 13, 2013 / Notices when the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Administrator determines that increased imports of raw agricultural commodities, aquaculture products, or wild-caught aquatic species (jointly referred to as ‘‘agricultural commodities’’) have contributed importantly to a greater than 15 percent decrease in the national average price, or quantity of production, or value of production, or cash receipts for the agricultural commodity specified in the certified petition compared to the average of the three preceding marketing years. The regulation at 7 CFR Part 1580 establishes the procedure by which producers of raw agricultural commodities can petition (form FAS– 930 or a reasonable substitute) for certification of eligibility and apply for technical assistance and cash payments. To receive consideration for TAA for Farmers certification, petitioners must supply the information required by 7 CFR 1580.203. Once a petition has been certified, individuals covered by the certification must apply for TAA for Farmers benefits in accordance with 7 CFR 1580.301. The specific information required on an application (form FSA– 229) must be collected from those who wish to receive program benefits. Estimate Number of Respondents: 1,000. Estimate Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Burden of Hours per Response: 14 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 14,000 hours. Request for Comments: The public is invited to submit comments and suggestions to the above address regarding the accuracy of the burden, estimate, ways to minimize the burden, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, or any other aspect of this collection of information. Comments on the issues covered by the Paperwork Reduction Act are most useful to OMB if received within 30 days of publication of the Notice and Request for Comments, but must be submitted no later than 60 days from the date of publication to be assured of consideration. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. FAS is committed to complying with the Government Paperwork Reduction Act which requires Government agencies, to the maximum extent feasible, to provide the public the option of electronically submitting information collection. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:23 Sep 12, 2013 Jkt 229001 Signed at Washington, DC, on August 8, 2013. Philip C. Karsting, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2013–22375 Filed 9–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Information Collection; Volunteer Application and Agreement for Natural and Cultural Resources Agencies Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the revision of a currently approved information collection, Volunteer Application and Agreement for Natural and Cultural Resources Agencies. This Information Collection Request also requests categorizing the associated forms as a Common forms, meaning Forest Service will only request approval for its own use of the forms, rather than aggregating the burden estimate across all Federal Agencies, as was done for previous actions on this OMB control number. DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before November 12, 2013 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to Nancy Coyote, Volunteers & Service, USDA Forest Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Mailstop 1136, Washington, DC 20250–1136. Comments also may be submitted via email to: ncoyote@fs.fed.us. The public may inspect comments received at USDA Forest Service, 1621 N Kent Street, Rosslyn Plaza East, Room 1010, Arlington, VA during normal business hours. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to 703–605–4831 to facilitate entry to the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Coyote, Volunteers & Service, 503–347–9991. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Standard time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Volunteer Application and Agreement for Natural and Cultural Resources Agencies. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56649 OMB Number: 0596–0080. Expiration Date of Approval: December 31, 2013. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The collected information is needed by participating natural resources agencies to manage agency volunteer programs. Information is collected from potential and selected volunteers of all ages. Those under the age of 18 years must have written consent from a parent or guardian. Participating Agencies The volunteer programs of the following natural resource agencies are included: 1. Department of Agriculture: Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service; 2. Department of the Interior: National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Geological Survey; 3. Department of Defense: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; and 4. Department of Commerce: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. New Form Introduced With This Request OF–301B Volunteer Sign-up Form for Groups: This form is used by participating resource agencies to document awareness and understanding, between a Federal agency and a partner organization with group participants, about the volunteer activities. Parental signatures of parents or guardians of minors are mandatory for applicants. Once OMB approves the use of these Common forms, federal agencies may request OMB approval to use these Common forms without having to publish notices and request for public comments. Each agency must account for the burden associated with their use of the Common forms. Estimate of Burden per Response: 6 to 15 minutes per form. Type of Respondents: Individuals and Private Sector Volunteer Organizations. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 83,690. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.77. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 24,411 hours. Comment is Invited: Comment is invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information is necessary for the stated purposes and the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical or scientific utility; (2) the E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 56650 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 178 / Friday, September 13, 2013 / Notices accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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, including the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission request toward Office of Management and Budget approval. Dated: September 6, 2013. ˜ James M. Pena, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2013–22259 Filed 9–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information may be obtained by contacting the following office: Mount Hood National Forest, 16400 Champion Way Sandy, Oregon 97055, 503–668– 1700, lbpramuk@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Sandy Wild and Scenic River, Upper Portion, boundary is available for review at the following offices: USDA Forest Service, Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers, 1601 N. Kent Street, Plaza C, Suite 4110B, Rosslyn, VA 22209; USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region, 333 SW. First Avenue, Portland, OR 97208. The Omnibus Oregon Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of October 28, 1988 designated the Sandy Wild and Scenic River, Upper Portion, to be Administered by the Secretary of Agriculture. As specified by law, the boundary will not be effective until ninety (90) days after Congress receives the transmittal. Dated: September 4, 2013. Kent Connaughton, Regional Forester, Pacific Northwest Region. Boundary Description and Final Map for Sandy Wild and Scenic River, Upper Portion, Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon [FR Doc. 2013–22143 Filed 9–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with section 3(b) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the USDA Forest Service, Washington Office, is transmitting the final boundary description and map of the Sandy Wild and Scenic River, Upper Portion, to Congress. DATES: The boundaries and classification of the Sandy Wild and Scenic River, Upper Portion, shall not become effective until ninety (90) days after they have been forwarded to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. In accordance with Section 3(b) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (82 Stat. 906 as amended; 16 U.S.C. 1274), the detailed boundary descriptions and final maps were forwarded on August 21, 2013. ADDRESSES: Documents may be viewed at USDA Forest Service, Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers, 1601 N. Kent Street, Plaza C, Suite 4110B, Rosslyn, VA 22209, and at the Supervisor’s Office of the Mount Hood National Forest, 16400 Champion Way, Sandy, Oregon 97055. SUMMARY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:46 Sep 12, 2013 Jkt 229001 Forest Service Documents may be viewed at USDA Forest Service, Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers, 1601 N. Kent Street, Plaza C, Suite 4110B, Rosslyn, VA 22209, and at the Supervisor’s Office of the Mount Hood National Forest, 16400 Champion Way, Sandy, Oregon 97055. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information may be obtained by contacting the following office: Mount Hood National Forest, 16400 Champion Way, Sandy, Oregon 97055, 503–668– 1700, lbpramuk@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Roaring Wild and Scenic River boundary is available for review at the following offices: USDA Forest Service, Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers, 1601 N. Kent Street, Plaza C, Suite 4110B, Rosslyn, VA 22209; USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region, 333 SW. First Avenue, Portland, OR 97208. The Omnibus Oregon Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of October 28, 1988 designated the Roaring Wild and Scenic River, to be Administered by the Secretary of Agriculture. As specified by law, the boundary will not be effective until ninety (90) days after Congress receives the transmittal. ADDRESSES: Dated: September 4, 2013. Kent Connaughton, Regional Forester, Pacific Northwest Region. [FR Doc. 2013–22141 Filed 9–12–13; 8:45 am] Boundary Description and Final Map for Roaring Wild and Scenic River, Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with section 3(b) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the USDA Forest Service, Washington Office, is transmitting the final boundary description and map of the Roaring Wild and Scenic River to Congress. SUMMARY: The boundaries and classification of the Roaring Wild and Scenic River shall not become effective until ninety (90) days after they have been forwarded to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. In accordance with Section 3(b) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (82 Stat. 906 as amended; 16 U.S.C. 1274), the detailed boundary descriptions and final maps were forwarded on August 21, 2013. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland; Wyoming; Thunder Basin National Grassland Prairie Dog Amendment Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: ACTION: The Forest Service intends to prepare an environmental impact statement to analyze and disclose the environmental effects of amending the 2001 Thunder Basin National Grassland Plan to modify Categories 1 and 2 of the 2009 Prairie Dog Management Strategy. The amendment is being proposed to address continuing concerns regarding prairie dog management, raised by the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 178 (Friday, September 13, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-22259]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Information Collection; Volunteer Application and Agreement for 
Natural and Cultural Resources Agencies

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and 
organizations on the revision of a currently approved information 
collection, Volunteer Application and Agreement for Natural and 
Cultural Resources Agencies. This Information Collection Request also 
requests categorizing the associated forms as a Common forms, meaning 
Forest Service will only request approval for its own use of the forms, 
rather than aggregating the burden estimate across all Federal 
Agencies, as was done for previous actions on this OMB control number.

DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before November 12, 
2013 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date 
will be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to Nancy 
Coyote, Volunteers & Service, USDA Forest Service, 1400 Independence 
Avenue SW., Mailstop 1136, Washington, DC 20250-1136. Comments also may 
be submitted via email to: ncoyote@fs.fed.us.
    The public may inspect comments received at USDA Forest Service, 
1621 N Kent Street, Rosslyn Plaza East, Room 1010, Arlington, VA during 
normal business hours. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to 703-
605-4831 to facilitate entry to the building.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Coyote, Volunteers & Service, 
503-347-9991.
    Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339, between 8 
a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Standard time, Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Volunteer Application and Agreement for Natural and Cultural 
Resources Agencies.
    OMB Number: 0596-0080.
    Expiration Date of Approval: December 31, 2013.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The collected information is needed by participating 
natural resources agencies to manage agency volunteer programs. 
Information is collected from potential and selected volunteers of all 
ages. Those under the age of 18 years must have written consent from a 
parent or guardian.

Participating Agencies

    The volunteer programs of the following natural resource agencies 
are included:
    1. Department of Agriculture: Forest Service and Natural Resources 
Conservation Service;
    2. Department of the Interior: National Park Service, Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and 
U.S. Geological Survey;
    3. Department of Defense: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; and
    4. Department of Commerce: National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration.

New Form Introduced With This Request

    OF-301B Volunteer Sign-up Form for Groups: This form is used by 
participating resource agencies to document awareness and 
understanding, between a Federal agency and a partner organization with 
group participants, about the volunteer activities. Parental signatures 
of parents or guardians of minors are mandatory for applicants.
    Once OMB approves the use of these Common forms, federal agencies 
may request OMB approval to use these Common forms without having to 
publish notices and request for public comments. Each agency must 
account for the burden associated with their use of the Common forms.
    Estimate of Burden per Response: 6 to 15 minutes per form.
    Type of Respondents: Individuals and Private Sector Volunteer 
Organizations.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 83,690.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.77.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 24,411 hours.
    Comment is Invited: Comment is invited on: (1) Whether this 
collection of information is necessary for the stated purposes and the 
proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether 
the information will have practical or scientific utility; (2) the

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accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (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, including the use of 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    All comments received in response to this notice, including names 
and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. 
Comments will be summarized and included in the submission request 
toward Office of Management and Budget approval.

    Dated: September 6, 2013.
James M. Pe[ntilde]a,
Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System.
[FR Doc. 2013-22259 Filed 9-12-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-11-P