Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 62412 [2014-24656]

Download as PDF 62412 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 201 Friday, October 17, 2014 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES October 10, 2014. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments regarding (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques and other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by November 17, 2014 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725—17th Street NW., Washington, DC, 20503. Commentors are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250–7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Forest Service Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2014–24656 Filed 10–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Title: National Forest System Land Management Planning—Generic Collection. OMB Control Number: 0596–0234 Summary of Collection: Section 6 of the National Forest Management Act of 1976 (16 U.S.C. 1600 et seq.) and implementing regulations 36 CFR 219 (2012 Planning Rule) direct the U.S. Forest Service to revise land management plans for each National Forest System unit every 15 years, and to continuously monitor conditions to inform interim or subsequent planning actions. The planning process requires public participation and involvement. As such, the agency will invite public participation broadly to facilitate public comments and submission of information that members of the public find to be relevant. Need and Use of the Information: To ensure that the Agency can be inclusive of, and responsive to, customer/ stakeholder concerns during the development, assessment, and monitoring of National Forest System Land Management Plans, the agency will use a variety of methods, such as but not limited to, customer/stakeholder comment cards, focus groups, small discussion groups and surveys. Feedback and input will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communications, training, or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services such as improved Land Management Planning or the implementation thereof. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; and State, Local, Tribal Government Number of Respondents: 37,250. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. PO 00000 Total Burden Hours: 63,000. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. Sfmt 4703 Forest Service Saguache Ranger District, Rio Grande National Forest; Colorado; La Garita Hills Restoration Project Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: ACTION: The Saguache Ranger District, Rio Grande National Forest (USFS), and San Luis Valley Field Office, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), propose to conduct restoration activities on up to 90,000 acres within the 187,778 acre La Gartia Hills (LGH) analysis area; approximately 145,709 acres are managed by the USFS and 33,294 acres are managed by the BLM. All activities would occur only on federal lands. The analysis area is located west and northwest of the town of La Garita in Saguache County, in south central Colorado. Treatment activities could include mechanical thinning, hand thinning, mastication, hazard tree removal, salvage, prescribed fire, tree planting, and relocation of selected road segments. The treatments will be used singularly or in combination to transition the landscape towards longterm desired future conditions that are more characteristic of a resilient forest, as described in the Rio Grande National Forest and San Luis Resource Area Management Plans. Resilient landscapes are more resistant to droughts, insect outbreaks, diseases, potential large wildfires, and will also offer additional protection to identified values at risk including: adjacent private land and property, water quality, watershed health, transportation systems, recreation sites, wildlife habitats, heritage sites, and timber resources. The USFS is the lead agency for the Environmental Impact Statement and the BLM is participating as a cooperating agency. DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received by November 17, 2014. The draft SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
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and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

October 10, 2014.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments 
regarding (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy 
of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques 
and other forms of information technology.
    Comments regarding this information collection received by November 
17, 2014 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: 
Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office 
Building, 725--17th Street NW., Washington, DC, 20503. Commentors are 
encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: 
OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental 
Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-
7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720-
8681.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information 
unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB 
control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to 
respond to the collection of information that such persons are not 
required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.

Forest Service

    Title: National Forest System Land Management Planning--Generic 
Collection.
    OMB Control Number: 0596-0234
    Summary of Collection: Section 6 of the National Forest Management 
Act of 1976 (16 U.S.C. 1600 et seq.) and implementing regulations 36 
CFR 219 (2012 Planning Rule) direct the U.S. Forest Service to revise 
land management plans for each National Forest System unit every 15 
years, and to continuously monitor conditions to inform interim or 
subsequent planning actions. The planning process requires public 
participation and involvement. As such, the agency will invite public 
participation broadly to facilitate public comments and submission of 
information that members of the public find to be relevant.
    Need and Use of the Information: To ensure that the Agency can be 
inclusive of, and responsive to, customer/stakeholder concerns during 
the development, assessment, and monitoring of National Forest System 
Land Management Plans, the agency will use a variety of methods, such 
as but not limited to, customer/stakeholder comment cards, focus 
groups, small discussion groups and surveys. Feedback and input will 
provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences 
and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or 
focus attention on areas where communications, training, or changes in 
operations might improve delivery of products or services such as 
improved Land Management Planning or the implementation thereof.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or 
other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; and State, Local, Tribal 
Government
    Number of Respondents: 37,250.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 63,000.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-24656 Filed 10-16-14; 8:45 am]
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