Proposed Agency Information Collection Activity: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Sighting Reporting Form, 77705-77706 [2013-30565]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 24, 2013 / Notices To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive them on or before February 24, 2014. ADDRESSES: Please submit a copy of your comments to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 807 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); 703–648–7195 (fax); or dgovoni@usgs.gov (email). Please reference ‘Information Collection 1028– 0070, Consolidated Consumers’ Report’ in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael J. Magyar at 703–648–4910 (telephone); mmagyar@usgs.gov (email); or by mail at U.S. Geological Survey, 988 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Abstract Respondents to this form supply the USGS with domestic consumption data for 12 metals and ferroalloys, some of which are considered strategic and critical to assist in determining stockpile goals. These data and derived information will be published as chapters in Minerals Yearbooks, monthly Mineral Industry Surveys, annual Mineral Commodity Summaries, and special publications, for use by Government agencies, industry, education programs, and the general public. III. Request for Comments 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 time to 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. Before including your street 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 view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: December 6, 2013. W. David Menzie, Acting Director, National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey. [FR Doc. 2013–30566 Filed 12–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028–0070. Form Number: 9–4117–MA. Title: Consolidated Consumers’ Report. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or Otherfor-Profit Institutions: U.S. nonfuel minerals consumers of ferrous and related metals. Respondent Obligation: None. Participation is voluntary. Frequency of Collection: Monthly and Annually. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,904. Annual Burden Hours: 1,428 hours, based on an estimated average of 45 minutes per response. 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 a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number and current expiration date. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:36 Dec 23, 2013 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey [GX14MB00FG3B100] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activity: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Sighting Reporting Form United States Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of an extension of a currently approved information collection (1028–0098). AGENCY: We (the U.S. Geological Survey) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR, which is summarized below, describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden on the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77705 comment on this ICR. This collection is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2013. DATES: To ensure that your comments on this ICR are considered, you must submit them on or before January 23, 2014. ADDRESSES: Please submit your written comments on this ICR directly to the OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior, at OIRA_ SUBMISSION@omb.eop.gov (email); or (202) 395–5806 (fax). Please also submit a duplicate copy of your comments to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, 807 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); 703–648–7195 (fax); or dgovoni@usgs.gov (email). Reference ‘OMB Information Collection 1028–0098’ in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, please contact Pam Fuller at (352) 264–3481 (telephone); pfuller@ usgs.gov (email); or by mail at U.S. Geological Survey, 7920 NW 71st Street, Gainesville, Florida 32653. You may also find information about this ICR at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract America is under siege by many harmful non-native species of plants, animals, and microorganisms. More than 6,500 nonindigenous species are now established in the United States, posing risks to native species, valued ecosystems, and human and wildlife health. These invaders extract a huge cost, an estimated 120 billion dollars per year, to mitigate their harmful impacts. The current annual environmental, economic, and healthrelated costs of invasive species exceed those of all other natural disasters combined. Through its Invasive Species Program (http://www.usgs.gov/ecosystems/ invasive_species/), the USGS plays an important role in federal efforts to combat invasive species in natural and semi-natural areas through early detection and assessment of newly established invaders; monitoring of invading populations; and improving understanding of the ecology of invaders and factors in the resistance of habitats to invasion. The USGS provides the tools, technology, and information supporting efforts to prevent, contain, control, and manage invasive species nationwide. To meet user needs, the USGS also develops methods for E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 77706 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 24, 2013 / Notices compiling and synthesizing accurate and reliable data and information on invasive species for inclusion in a distributed and integrated web-based information system. As part of the USGS Invasive Species Program, the Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) database (http:// nas.er.usgs.gov/) functions as a repository and clearinghouse for occurrence information on nonindigenous aquatic species from across the United States. It contains locality information on more than 900 species of vertebrates, invertebrates, and vascular plants introduced since 1850. Taxa include foreign species as well as those native to North America that have been transported outside of their natural range. The NAS Web site provides immediate access to new occurrence records through a real-time interface with the NAS database. Visitors to the Web site can use a set of predefined queries to obtain lists of species according to state or hydrologic basin of interest. Fact sheets, distribution maps, and information on new occurrences are continually posted and updated. Dynamically generated species distribution maps show the spatial accuracy of the locations reported, population status, and links to more information about each report. Information is collected from the public regarding the local occurrences of nonindigenous aquatic species, primarily fish, in open waters of the United States. This is vital information for early detection and rapid response for the possible eradication of organisms that may be considered invasive in a natural environment such as a lake, river, stream, or pond. Because it is not possible for USGS scientists to monitor all open waters for harmful nonindigenous organisms, the public can help by serving as the ‘‘eyes and ears’’ for the USGS’s Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program. The USGS does not actively solicit or require this observation information from the public. Participation in the reporting process is completely voluntary. Members of the public who wish to report the occurrence of a suspected nonindigenous aquatic species, usually encountered through fishing or some other outdoor recreational activity, may fill out and submit a form (http://nas.er.usgs.gov/ SightingReport.aspx) posted on our Web site. The information requested includes type of organism, date and location of sighting, photograph(s) if available, and basic observer contact information (to allow the USGS to contact the observer in the event additional information, such as the color markings and size of VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:36 Dec 23, 2013 Jkt 232001 the specimen collected or observed, is needed to verify its identity). II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028–0098. Title: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Sighting Reporting Form. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: State and local government employees and private individuals. Respondent’s Obligation: None; voluntary. Frequency of Collection: Occasional. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 400. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 400. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 67 hours. III. Request for Comments Comments: 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 time to 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. 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 the OMB in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee they will do so. Dated: December 17, 2013. Anne Kinsinger, Associate Director for Biology, U.S. Geological Survey. [FR Doc. 2013–30565 Filed 12–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVB02000 L71220000.EX0000.LVTFF1201490; N– 91038, 14–08807; MO# 4500059743] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Gemfield Mine Project, Esmeralda County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Tonopah Field Office, Tonopah, Nevada, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze and disclose impacts associated with the Gemfield Mine Project, a proposed open pit gold mine and associated processing and ancillary facilities. The project would be located on public and private land in Esmeralda County, Nevada. This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the EIS. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until January 23, 2014. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local media, newspapers and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/battle_ mountain_field.html. In order to be considered during the preparation of the Draft EIS, all comments must be received prior to the close of the 30-day scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. The BLM will provide additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of the Draft EIS. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the proposed Gemfield Mine Project by any of the following methods: • Email: BLM_NV_BMDO_ GemfieldProject@blm.gov • Fax: 775–482–7810 • Mail: BLM, Tonopah Field Office, 1553 S. Main Street/P.O. Box 911, Tonopah, NV 89049 Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Tonopah Field Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark J. Ennes, Assistant Field Manager, telephone: 775–482–7835; address: 1553 S. Main Street/P.O. Box 911, Tonopah, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 247 (Tuesday, December 24, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey

[GX14MB00FG3B100]


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activity: Nonindigenous 
Aquatic Species Sighting Reporting Form

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

ACTION: Notice of an extension of a currently approved information 
collection (1028-0098).

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SUMMARY: We (the U.S. Geological Survey) have sent an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review and approval. The ICR, which is summarized below, describes 
the nature of the collection and the estimated burden on the public. As 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) 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 ICR. This collection is scheduled to 
expire on December 31, 2013.

DATES: To ensure that your comments on this ICR are considered, you 
must submit them on or before January 23, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Please submit your written comments on this ICR directly to 
the OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk 
Officer for the Department of the Interior, at OIRA-- 
SUBMISSION@omb.eop.gov (email); or (202) 395-5806 (fax). Please also 
submit a duplicate copy of your comments to the Information Collection 
Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, 
807 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192 
(mail); 703-648-7195 (fax); or dgovoni@usgs.gov (email). Reference `OMB 
Information Collection 1028-0098' in all correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, please contact Pam Fuller at (352) 264-3481 
(telephone); pfuller@usgs.gov (email); or by mail at U.S. Geological 
Survey, 7920 NW 71st Street, Gainesville, Florida 32653. You may also 
find information about this ICR at www.reginfo.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    America is under siege by many harmful non-native species of 
plants, animals, and microorganisms. More than 6,500 nonindigenous 
species are now established in the United States, posing risks to 
native species, valued ecosystems, and human and wildlife health. These 
invaders extract a huge cost, an estimated 120 billion dollars per 
year, to mitigate their harmful impacts. The current annual 
environmental, economic, and health-related costs of invasive species 
exceed those of all other natural disasters combined.
    Through its Invasive Species Program (http://www.usgs.gov/ecosystems/invasive_species/), the USGS plays an important role in 
federal efforts to combat invasive species in natural and semi-natural 
areas through early detection and assessment of newly established 
invaders; monitoring of invading populations; and improving 
understanding of the ecology of invaders and factors in the resistance 
of habitats to invasion. The USGS provides the tools, technology, and 
information supporting efforts to prevent, contain, control, and manage 
invasive species nationwide. To meet user needs, the USGS also develops 
methods for

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compiling and synthesizing accurate and reliable data and information 
on invasive species for inclusion in a distributed and integrated web-
based information system.
    As part of the USGS Invasive Species Program, the Nonindigenous 
Aquatic Species (NAS) database (http://nas.er.usgs.gov/) functions as a 
repository and clearinghouse for occurrence information on 
nonindigenous aquatic species from across the United States. It 
contains locality information on more than 900 species of vertebrates, 
invertebrates, and vascular plants introduced since 1850. Taxa include 
foreign species as well as those native to North America that have been 
transported outside of their natural range. The NAS Web site provides 
immediate access to new occurrence records through a real-time 
interface with the NAS database. Visitors to the Web site can use a set 
of predefined queries to obtain lists of species according to state or 
hydrologic basin of interest. Fact sheets, distribution maps, and 
information on new occurrences are continually posted and updated. 
Dynamically generated species distribution maps show the spatial 
accuracy of the locations reported, population status, and links to 
more information about each report.
    Information is collected from the public regarding the local 
occurrences of nonindigenous aquatic species, primarily fish, in open 
waters of the United States. This is vital information for early 
detection and rapid response for the possible eradication of organisms 
that may be considered invasive in a natural environment such as a 
lake, river, stream, or pond. Because it is not possible for USGS 
scientists to monitor all open waters for harmful nonindigenous 
organisms, the public can help by serving as the ``eyes and ears'' for 
the USGS's Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program.
    The USGS does not actively solicit or require this observation 
information from the public. Participation in the reporting process is 
completely voluntary. Members of the public who wish to report the 
occurrence of a suspected nonindigenous aquatic species, usually 
encountered through fishing or some other outdoor recreational 
activity, may fill out and submit a form (http://nas.er.usgs.gov/SightingReport.aspx) posted on our Web site. The information requested 
includes type of organism, date and location of sighting, photograph(s) 
if available, and basic observer contact information (to allow the USGS 
to contact the observer in the event additional information, such as 
the color markings and size of the specimen collected or observed, is 
needed to verify its identity).

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1028-0098.
    Title: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Sighting Reporting Form.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: State and local government employees and private 
individuals.
    Respondent's Obligation: None; voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: Occasional.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 400.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 400.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 67 hours.

III. Request for Comments

    Comments: 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 time to 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. 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 the OMB in your comment to 
withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we 
cannot guarantee they will do so.

    Dated: December 17, 2013.
Anne Kinsinger,
Associate Director for Biology, U.S. Geological Survey.
[FR Doc. 2013-30565 Filed 12-23-13; 8:45 am]
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