Proposed Information Collection; Visibility Valuation Survey, 68089-68090 [2013-27092]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2013 / Notices D Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St., Port Townsend, WA 98368. D Jefferson County Central Library, 620 Cedar Ave., Port Hadlock, WA 98339. Dated: May 10, 2013. Hugh Morrison, Acting Regional Director, Pacific Region, Portland, Oregon. Editorial Note: This document was received in the Office of the Federal Register on November 5, 2013. [FR Doc. 2013–26798 Filed 11–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R6–ES–2013–N237; FXES11130600000D2–123–FF06E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered or threatened species. 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PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Public Availability of Comments All comments and materials we receive in response to these requests will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. 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 that we will be able to do so. Authority We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: November 6, 2013. Michael G. Thabault, Assistant Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region. [FR Doc. 2013–27090 Filed 11–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NRSS–SSD–14447; PPWONRADA0, PPMRSNR1Y.NA0000] Proposed Information Collection; Visibility Valuation 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. We may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 68090 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2013 / Notices 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 January 13, 2014. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments on this IC to Phadrea Ponds, Information Collection Coordinator, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); or pponds@nps.gov (email). Please reference Information Collection 1024– COLORIV in the subject line or 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). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Johnson, National Park Service Air Resources Division, U.S. National Park Service, 12795 W. Alameda Parkway, P.O. Box 25287, Denver, Colorado 80225 (mail); Susan_Johnson@ nps.gov (email); or (303) 987–6694 (phone). sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract The Clean Air Act (Sections 169A, 169B, and 110(a)(2)(j) charges the NPS with an ‘‘affirmative responsibility to protect air quality related values (including visibility).’’ The NPS believes that the value of visibility changes should be represented in cost-benefit analyses performed regarding state and federal efforts that may affect visibility (including the Regional Haze Rule, 40 CFR Part 51). Updated estimates of visibility benefits are required because the studies conducted in the 1970s and 1980s do not reflect current baseline visibility conditions in national parks and wilderness areas. The NPS plans to conduct a nationwide stated preference survey to estimate the value of visibility changes in national parks and wilderness areas. Survey development and pre-testing have already been conducted under a previous IC (OMB Control Number 1024–0255). The purpose of this IC is to conduct the full, national survey. II. Data OMB Number: 1024–0255. Title: Visibility Valuation Survey. Type of Request: Reinstatement of OMB Control Number 1024–0225 for which the pilot study has been completed. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Respondent Obligation: Voluntary. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,400 respondents. Estimated Time and frequency of Response: This is a one-time survey VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Nov 12, 2013 Jkt 232001 estimated to take 25 minutes per respondent to complete. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,667 hours. 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 We invite comments concerning this information collection on: • Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; • The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information; • Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. Comments that you submit 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 us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: November 6, 2013. Madonna L. Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2013–27092 Filed 11–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–EH–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–502 and 731– TA–1227–1228 (Preliminary)] Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Mexico and Turkey Determinations On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (Commission) determines, pursuant to 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)) (the Act), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports from Mexico and Turkey of steel concrete reinforcing bar, provided for in subheadings 7213.10, 7214.20, and 7228.30 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), and by imports of steel concrete reinforcing bar that are allegedly subsidized by the government of Turkey.2 Commencement of Final Phase Investigations Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission’s rules, the Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of its investigations. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided in section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules, upon notice from the Department of Commerce (Commerce) of affirmative preliminary determinations in the investigations under sections 703(b) or 733(b) of the Act, or, if the preliminary determinations are negative, upon notice of affirmative final determinations in those investigations under sections 705(a) or 735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries of appearance in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not enter a separate appearance for the final phase of the investigations. Industrial users, and, if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping and countervailing duty investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigations. Background On September 4, 2013, a petition was filed with the Commission and Commerce by the Rebar Trade Action Coalition and its individual members: Nucor Corporation, Charlotte, NC; Gerdau Ameristeel U.S. Inc., Tampa, FL; Commercial Metals Company, Irving, TX; Cascade Steel Rolling Mills, Inc., McMinnville, OR; and Byer Steel Corporation, Cincinnati, OH, alleging that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with 2 Commissioner Shara L. Aranoff dissenting with regard to subject imports from Mexico. E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 219 (Wednesday, November 13, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68089-68090]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-27092]


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DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NRSS-SSD-14447; PPWONRADA0, PPMRSNR1Y.NA0000]


Proposed Information Collection; Visibility Valuation Survey

AGENCY: National Park Service, 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. 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. We may not conduct or sponsor, and a 
person is not required to respond to, a collection of

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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 January 13, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments on this IC to Phadrea Ponds, 
Information Collection Coordinator, National Park Service, 1201 
Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); or pponds@nps.gov 
(email). Please reference Information Collection 1024-COLORIV in the 
subject line or 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).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Johnson, National Park Service 
Air Resources Division, U.S. National Park Service, 12795 W. Alameda 
Parkway, P.O. Box 25287, Denver, Colorado 80225 (mail); Susan_Johnson@nps.gov (email); or (303) 987-6694 (phone).

I. Abstract

    The Clean Air Act (Sections 169A, 169B, and 110(a)(2)(j) charges 
the NPS with an ``affirmative responsibility to protect air quality 
related values (including visibility).'' The NPS believes that the 
value of visibility changes should be represented in cost-benefit 
analyses performed regarding state and federal efforts that may affect 
visibility (including the Regional Haze Rule, 40 CFR Part 51). Updated 
estimates of visibility benefits are required because the studies 
conducted in the 1970s and 1980s do not reflect current baseline 
visibility conditions in national parks and wilderness areas.
    The NPS plans to conduct a nationwide stated preference survey to 
estimate the value of visibility changes in national parks and 
wilderness areas. Survey development and pre-testing have already been 
conducted under a previous IC (OMB Control Number 1024-0255). The 
purpose of this IC is to conduct the full, national survey.

II. Data

    OMB Number: 1024-0255.
    Title: Visibility Valuation Survey.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement of OMB Control Number 1024-0225 for 
which the pilot study has been completed.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Respondent Obligation: Voluntary.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,400 respondents.
    Estimated Time and frequency of Response: This is a one-time survey 
estimated to take 25 minutes per respondent to complete.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,667 hours.
    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

    We invite comments concerning this information collection on:
     Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, 
including whether or not the information will have practical utility;
     The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this 
collection of information;
     Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents.
    Comments that you submit 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 us in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.

    Dated: November 6, 2013.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-27092 Filed 11-12-13; 8:45 am]
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