Information Collection Activities: Visitor Perceptions of Climate Change in U.S. National Parks, 58343-58344 [2013-23061]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Notices request for additional time to comment, we are extending the public comment period for 30 days, and will accept comments through October 23, 2013. If you already commented on the rule you do not have to resubmit your comments. Dated: September 19, 2013. Rachel Jacobson, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. [FR Doc. 2013–23186 Filed 9–20–13; 8:45 am] Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, were accepted on July 30, 2013. The plat and field notes of the dependent resurvey and survey in Township 14 South, Range 69 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, were accepted on July 30, 2013. The plat, in 2 sheets, and field notes of the dependent resurvey and survey in Township 8 South, Range 78 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, were accepted on August 28, 2013. BILLING CODE 4312–EJ–P Randy Bloom, Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Colorado. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [FR Doc. 2013–23108 Filed 9–20–13; 8:45 am] Bureau of Land Management BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P [LLCO956000 L14200000.BJ0000] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado National Park Service Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado State Office is publishing this notice to inform the public of the intent to officially file the survey plats listed below and afford a proper period of time to protest this action prior to the plat filing. During this time, the plats will be available for review in the BLM Colorado State Office. DATES: Unless there are protests of this action, the filing of the plats described in this notice will happen on October 23, 2013. ADDRESSES: BLM Colorado State Office, Cadastral Survey, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO 80215–7093. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randy Bloom, Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Colorado, (303) 239–3856. 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, seven 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 plat and field notes of the corrective dependent resurvey in Township 13 South, Range 70 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, were accepted July 23, 2013. The plat and field notes of the corrective dependent resurvey, dependent resurvey and survey in Township 14 South, Range 68 West, emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:16 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 [NPS–WASO–NRSS–SSD–14130; PPWONRADC0, PPMRSNR1N.NM0000] Information Collection Activities: Visitor Perceptions of Climate Change in U.S. National Parks National Park Service (NPS), Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: We, (National Park Service), will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the Information Collection (IC) described below. This collection will consist of a single survey instrument that will be administered through the National Park System. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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. The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that 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. DATES: To ensure that your comments on this IC are considered, we must receive them on or before November 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: Please send your comments to Phadrea Ponds, Information Collections Coordinator, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); or phadrea_ ponds@nps.gov (email). Please reference Information Collection 1024–NEW, Visitor Perceptions of Climate Change in U.S. National Parks in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angie Richman, Communication Specialist, Climate Change Response SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58343 Program, at 1201 Oakridge Drive, Suite 200, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail) or angie_richman@nps.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The National Park Service (NPS) Units are valuable public spaces that serve many purposes including providing recreational opportunities and protecting our nations natural and cultural resources. In order to continue to preserve scenery, natural landscapes, and historic objects, it is important for NPS staff and visitors to understand the various benefits of and challenges to NPS units. Furthermore, it is also important to discuss what can be done within and outside the parks to preserve these benefits for future generations. As per the NPS Climate Change Action Plan, the NPS is seeking to promote resource stewardship and public understanding of how climate change will impact the National Park units. Data on how to best meet these objectives is needed to ensure public outreach and communication materials are well received and effective. The results of this study will provide NPS staff with recommendations and tools to effectively communicate climate related impacts in national parks and how the NPS is taking action to address these impacts. A questionnaire will be used to assess visitors’ responses to climate change messages at thirty parks across the country. II. Data OMB Control Number: XXXX–New. Title: Visitor Perceptions of Climate Change in US National Parks. Type of Request: NEW. Description of Respondents: Individual. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: One time. Estimated Number of Responses: 9,000. We estimate an average of 300 responses per park, across 30 parks. Annual Burden Hours: 1,500 hours. We estimate an average of 10 minutes per response. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: None. III. Request for Comments We invite comments concerning this IC on: (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 E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 58344 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Notices 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 OMB in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. Dated: September 18, 2013. Madonna L. Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2013–23061 Filed 9–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–EH–P DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NRSS–SSD–14131; PPWONRADE2, PMP00EI05.YP0000] Proposed Information Collection: Colorado River Total Value Survey National Park Service, Interior. Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: We (National Park Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 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. A federal agency 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. DATES: To ensure that your comments on this IC are considered, we must receive them on or before November 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments on this IC to Bret Meldrum, Chief, Social Science Program, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525–5596 (mail); Bret_ Meldrum@nps.gov (email); or 970–267– 7295 (phone) and Phadrea Ponds, Information Collection Coordinator, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:16 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); or pponds@nps.gov (email). Please reference Information Collection 1024– COLORIV in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. John Duffield, University of Montana, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Missoula, MT 5981; bioecon@ montana.com (email); or: 406–721–2265 (phone). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The National Park Service (NPS) Act of 1916, 38 Stat 535, 16 U.S.C. 1, et seq., requires that the NPS preserve national parks for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. This collection will provide park managers and NPS partners with information about the values U.S. residents place on the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River riparian resource, and on alternative flow release scenarios from Glen Canyon Dam designed to protect canyon flora and fauna. The final survey will provide information for the economic analysis of the alternative management and operation protocols for Glen Canyon Dam. The economic analysis provides one piece of information that the Secretary of the Interior will use to evaluate future dam operation plans associated with the current ongoing Glen Canyon DEIS. This notice will cover the development and pretesting of the final survey instrument. II. Data OMB Number: None. This is a new collection. Title: Colorado River Total Value Survey. Type of Request: New. Affected Public: General public; Individual households. Respondent Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: One-time. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 2,000. Annual Burden Hours: 1,000 hours. We estimate the public reporting burden to be 30 minutes per completed survey response. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: We have not identified any ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this collection of information. III. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (1) The practical utility of the information being gathered; (2) the accuracy of the burden hour estimate; (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 PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 respondents, including use of automated information techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that the comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this IC. 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: September 18, 2013. Madonna L. Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2013–23063 Filed 9–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–EH–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–PCE–LWCF–14132; PSSSLAD0013.01.4] Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Land and Water Conservation Fund State Assistance Program National Park Service, Interior. Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: We (National Park Service) 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 October 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 October 23, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 184 (Monday, September 23, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58343-58344]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-23061]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NRSS-SSD-14130; PPWONRADC0, PPMRSNR1N.NM0000]


Information Collection Activities: Visitor Perceptions of Climate 
Change in U.S. National Parks

AGENCY: National Park Service (NPS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We, (National Park Service), will ask the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) to approve the Information Collection (IC) described 
below. This collection will consist of a single survey instrument that 
will be administered through the National Park System. As required by 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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. The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that 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.

DATES: To ensure that your comments on this IC are considered, we must 
receive them on or before November 22, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Please send your comments to Phadrea Ponds, Information 
Collections Coordinator, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, 
Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); or phadrea_ponds@nps.gov (email). 
Please reference Information Collection 1024-NEW, Visitor Perceptions 
of Climate Change in U.S. National Parks in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angie Richman, Communication 
Specialist, Climate Change Response Program, at 1201 Oakridge Drive, 
Suite 200, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail) or angie_richman@nps.gov 
(email).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The National Park Service (NPS) Units are valuable public spaces 
that serve many purposes including providing recreational opportunities 
and protecting our nations natural and cultural resources. In order to 
continue to preserve scenery, natural landscapes, and historic objects, 
it is important for NPS staff and visitors to understand the various 
benefits of and challenges to NPS units. Furthermore, it is also 
important to discuss what can be done within and outside the parks to 
preserve these benefits for future generations.
    As per the NPS Climate Change Action Plan, the NPS is seeking to 
promote resource stewardship and public understanding of how climate 
change will impact the National Park units. Data on how to best meet 
these objectives is needed to ensure public outreach and communication 
materials are well received and effective. The results of this study 
will provide NPS staff with recommendations and tools to effectively 
communicate climate related impacts in national parks and how the NPS 
is taking action to address these impacts. A questionnaire will be used 
to assess visitors' responses to climate change messages at thirty 
parks across the country.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: XXXX-New.
    Title: Visitor Perceptions of Climate Change in US National Parks.
    Type of Request: NEW.
    Description of Respondents: Individual.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: One time.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 9,000. We estimate an average of 300 
responses per park, across 30 parks.
    Annual Burden Hours: 1,500 hours. We estimate an average of 10 
minutes per response.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: 
None.

III. Request for Comments

    We invite comments concerning this IC on: (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

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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 OMB in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that it will be done.

    Dated: September 18, 2013.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-23061 Filed 9-20-13; 8:45 am]
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