Proposed Information Collection; Migratory Birds and Wetlands Conservation Grant Programs, 63159-63161 [2014-25108]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 204 / Wednesday, October 22, 2014 / Notices e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of this Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: Form I–360; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. This information collection is used by several prospective classes of aliens who intend to establish their eligibility to immigrate to the United States. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection Form I–360 is 19,429 and the estimated hour burden per response is 3.1 hours for Iraqi and Afghan petitioners, and 2.35 hours for religious workers, and 2.1 hours for all other classifications. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden associated with this collection is 44,693 hours. (7) An estimate of the total public burden (in cost) associated with the collection: The estimated total annual cost burden associated with this collection of information is $2,380,053. If you need a copy of the information collection instrument with instructions, or additional information, please visit the Federal eRulemaking Portal site at: https://www.regulations.gov. We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529–2140, Telephone number 202–272–8377. 63159 Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Intertek USA, Inc., has been accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of April 12, 2013. SUMMARY: Effective Dates: The accreditation of Intertek USA, Inc., as commercial and laboratory became effective on April 12, 2013. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for April 2016. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2014–25035 Filed 10–21–14; 8:45 am] Approved Gauger and Accredited Laboratories Manager, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, tel. 202– 344–1060. BILLING CODE 9111–97–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: October 16, 2014. Laura Dawkins, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Accreditation of Intertek USA, Inc., as a Commercial Laboratory U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. AGENCY: Notice of accreditation of Intertek USA, Inc., as a commercial laboratory. ACTION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12, that Intertek USA, Inc., Road #901, KM 2.7, Bo. Camino Nuevo, Yabucoa PR 00767, has been accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12. Intertek USA, Inc. is accredited for the following laboratory analysis procedures and methods for petroleum and certain petroleum products set forth by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Laboratory Methods (CBPL) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM): ASTM Title 27–13 ...................... 27–02 ...................... D4294 .................................................... D1298 .................................................... 27–08 ...................... 27–11 ...................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES CBPL No. D86 ........................................................ D445 ...................................................... Sulfur in Petroleum Products by XRF. Density, Relative Density or API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Liquid Petroleum Products. Distillation of Petroleum Products at Atmospheric Pressure. Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific test this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344–1060. The inquiry may also be sent to CBPGaugersLabs@ cbp.dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories. https://www.cbp.gov/about/ labs-scientific/commercial-gaugers-andlaboratories. Dated: October 16, 2014. Ira S. Reese, Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate. [FR Doc. 2014–25097 Filed 10–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FW–HQ–MB–2014–N221; FXMB37660900000–14X–FF09M12000] Proposed Information Collection; Migratory Birds and Wetlands Conservation Grant Programs AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:22 Oct 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice; request for comments. We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife 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. This IC is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2015. 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 63160 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 204 / Wednesday, October 22, 2014 / Notices To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC, we must receive them by December 22, 2014. DATES: Send your comments on the IC to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS BPHC, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041– 3803 (mail); or hope_grey@fws.gov (email). Please include ‘‘1018–0100’’ in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this IC, contact Hope Grey at hope_ grey@fws.gov (email) or 703–358–2482 (telephone). ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract. The Division of Bird Habitat Conservation administers grant programs associated with the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA), Public Law 101–233, and the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA), Public Law 106–247. North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants NAWCA provides matching grants to organizations and individuals who have developed partnerships to carry out wetlands conservation projects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico for the benefit of wetlands-associated migratory birds and other wildlife. There is a Standard and a Small Grants Program. Both are competitive grants programs and require that grant requests be matched by partner contributions at no less than a 1-to-1 ratio. Funds from U.S. Federal sources may contribute to a project, but are not eligible as a match. The Standard Grants Program supports projects in Canada, the United States, and Mexico that involve longterm protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats. In Mexico, partners may also conduct projects involving technical training, environmental education and outreach, organizational infrastructure development, and sustainable-use studies. The Small Grants Program operates only in the United States. It supports the same types of projects and adheres to the same selection criteria and administrative guidelines as the U.S. Standard Grants Program. However, project activities are usually smaller in scope and involve fewer project dollars. Grant requests may not exceed $75,000, and funding priority is given to grantees or partners new to the NAWCA Grants Program. We publish notices of funding availability on Grants.gov (https:// www.grants.gov), as well as in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (https://www.cfda.gov). To compete for grant funds, partnerships submit applications that describe in substantial detail project locations, project resources, future benefits, and other characteristics that meet the standards established by the North American Wetlands Conservation Council and the requirements of NAWCA. Materials that describe the program and assist applicants in formulating project proposals are available on our Web site at https://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/ Grants/NAWCA. Persons who do not have access to the Internet may obtain instructional materials by mail. We have not made any major changes in the scope and general nature of the instructions since the OMB first approved the information collection in 1999. Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act NMBCA establishes a matching grant program to fund projects that promote the long-term conservation of neotropical migratory birds and their habitats in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Number of respondents mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Activity Principal conservation actions supported are: • Protection and management of populations. • Maintenance, management, protection, and restoration of habitat. • Research and monitoring. • Law enforcement. • Community outreach and education. We publish notices of funding availability on Grants.gov as well as in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. To compete for grant funds, partnerships submit applications that describe in substantial detail project locations, project resources, future benefits, and other characteristics that meet the standards established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the requirements of NMBCA. Materials that describe the program and assist applicants in formulating project proposals for consideration are available on our Web site at https:// www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/ NMBCA. Persons who do not have access to the Internet may obtain instructional materials by mail. We have not made any major changes in the scope and general nature of the instructions since the OMB first approved the information collection in 2002. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1018–0100. Title: Migratory Birds and Wetlands Conservation Grant Programs. Service Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: Domestic and foreign individuals, businesses, and other for-profit organizations; educational organizations; not-for-profit institutions; and Federal, State, local, and/or tribal governments. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Number of responses Completion time per response (hours) Total annual burden hours NAWCA Small Grants—Applications ............................................................... NAWCA Small Grants—Reports ..................................................................... NAWCA U.S. Standard Grants—Applications ................................................. NAWCA Canadian and Mexican Standard Grants—Applications ................... NAWCA Standard Grants—Reports ................................................................ NMBCA Grant Applications ............................................................................. NMBCA Reports .............................................................................................. 71 99 69 27 177 84 71 71 99 69 27 177 84 71 40 33 203 80 30 60 40 2,840 3,267 14,007 2,160 5,310 5,040 2,840 TOTALS .................................................................................................... 598 598 ........................ 35,464 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:26 Oct 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 204 / Wednesday, October 22, 2014 / Notices Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. III. 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: October 17, 2014. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2014–25108 Filed 10–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R5–R–2014–N172; BAC–4311–K9–S3] James River National Wildlife Refuge, Prince George County, VA; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment (CCP and EA) for James River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) for public review and comment. James River NWR is located in Prince George County, Virginia, and is administered by staff at Eastern Virginia Rivers NWR mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Oct 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 Complex. The draft CCP and EA describe our proposal for managing James River NWR for the next 15 years. Alternative B is identified as the Service-preferred alternative. Also available for public review and comment are the draft compatibility determinations, which are included as appendix B in the draft CCP and EA. DATES: To ensure consideration of your written comments, please send them by November 21, 2014. We will announce upcoming public meetings in local news media, via our project mailing list, and on the refuge planning Web site: https:// www.fws.gov/refuge/James_River/what_ we_do/conservation.html ADDRESSES: You may submit comments or requests for copies or more information by any of the following methods. You may request hard copies or a CD–ROM of the documents. Email: EasternVirginiaRiversNWRC@ fws.gov. Please include ‘‘James River CCP’’ in the subject line of the message. Fax: Attention: Rebekah Martin, 804– 333–3396. U.S. Mail: Rebekah Martin, Deputy Refuge Manager, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 1030, Warsaw, VA 22572. In-Person Drop-off, Viewing, or Pickup: Call Rebekah Martin at 804– 333–1470, extension 113, or Andy Hofmann, Refuge Manager, at 804–333– 1470, extension 112, during regular business hours to make an appointment to view the document. For more information on locations for viewing or obtaining documents, see ‘‘Public Availability of Documents’’ under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebekah Martin, Deputy Refuge Manager, 804–333–1470, extension 113 (phone) or EasternVirginiaRiversNWRC@fws.gov (email) (please put ‘‘James River NWR’’ in the subject line). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Introduction With this notice, we continue the CCP process for James River NWR. We published our original notice of intent to prepare a CCP in the Federal Register on January 11, 2012 (77 FR 1716). The 4,324-acre James River NWR lies in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and is located along the James River in Prince George County, Virginia, approximately 8 miles southeast of the city of Hopewell, and 30 miles southeast of Richmond, the State capital. The refuge was established under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1534) in 1991, to protect nationally significant nesting and PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63161 roosting habitat for the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). The refuge encompasses 4,324 acres of pinedominated hardwood and floodplain forests, freshwater marsh and shrub swamp, aquatic habitats, erosional bluffs, and non-forested upland. The refuge also has a rich cultural history, illuminated by numerous known archaeological and historical sites. Wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities at James River NWR include a 24-day deer hunt each fall, as well as wildlife observation, photography, and environmental education and interpretive program opportunities by reservation. Background The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd–668ee) (Refuge Administration Act), as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, requires us to develop a CCP for each national wildlife refuge. The purpose for developing a CCP is to provide refuge managers with a 15-year plan for achieving refuge purposes and contributing toward the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System, consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management conservation, legal mandates, and our policies. In addition to outlining broad management direction on conserving wildlife and their habitats, CCPs identify wildlifedependent recreational opportunities available to the public, including opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, and environmental education and interpretation. We will review and update the CCP at least every 15 years, in accordance with the Refuge Administration Act. Public Outreach In August 2012, we distributed a planning newsletter to over 550 parties on our project mailing list. The newsletter informed people about the planning process and asked recipients to contact us about issues or concerns they would like us to address. We also posted the newsletter on our Web site for people to access electronically. In addition, we notified the general public of our planning project, and our interest in hearing about issues and concerns, by publishing news releases in local newspapers. We also held afternoon and evening public scoping meetings on September 12, 2012, in Prince George, Virginia. The purpose of the two meetings was to share information on the planning process and to solicit management issues and concerns. Throughout the process, refuge staff E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 204 (Wednesday, October 22, 2014)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FW-HQ-MB-2014-N221; FXMB37660900000-14X-FF09M12000]


Proposed Information Collection; Migratory Birds and Wetlands 
Conservation Grant Programs

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife 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. This IC is scheduled to expire 
on January 31, 2015. 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.

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DATES: To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC, 
we must receive them by December 22, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the IC to the Service Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS BPHC, 
5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 (mail); or 
hope_grey@fws.gov (email). Please include ``1018-0100'' in the subject 
line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this IC, contact Hope Grey at hope_grey@fws.gov (email) or 703-
358-2482 (telephone).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract.

    The Division of Bird Habitat Conservation administers grant 
programs associated with the North American Wetlands Conservation Act 
(NAWCA), Public Law 101-233, and the Neotropical Migratory Bird 
Conservation Act (NMBCA), Public Law 106-247.

North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants

    NAWCA provides matching grants to organizations and individuals who 
have developed partnerships to carry out wetlands conservation projects 
in the United States, Canada, and Mexico for the benefit of wetlands-
associated migratory birds and other wildlife. There is a Standard and 
a Small Grants Program. Both are competitive grants programs and 
require that grant requests be matched by partner contributions at no 
less than a 1-to-1 ratio. Funds from U.S. Federal sources may 
contribute to a project, but are not eligible as a match.
    The Standard Grants Program supports projects in Canada, the United 
States, and Mexico that involve long-term protection, restoration, and/
or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats. In Mexico, 
partners may also conduct projects involving technical training, 
environmental education and outreach, organizational infrastructure 
development, and sustainable-use studies.
    The Small Grants Program operates only in the United States. It 
supports the same types of projects and adheres to the same selection 
criteria and administrative guidelines as the U.S. Standard Grants 
Program. However, project activities are usually smaller in scope and 
involve fewer project dollars. Grant requests may not exceed $75,000, 
and funding priority is given to grantees or partners new to the NAWCA 
Grants Program.
    We publish notices of funding availability on Grants.gov (https://www.grants.gov), as well as in the Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance (https://www.cfda.gov). To compete for grant funds, 
partnerships submit applications that describe in substantial detail 
project locations, project resources, future benefits, and other 
characteristics that meet the standards established by the North 
American Wetlands Conservation Council and the requirements of NAWCA. 
Materials that describe the program and assist applicants in 
formulating project proposals are available on our Web site at https://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NAWCA. Persons who do not have access to 
the Internet may obtain instructional materials by mail. We have not 
made any major changes in the scope and general nature of the 
instructions since the OMB first approved the information collection in 
1999.

Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act

    NMBCA establishes a matching grant program to fund projects that 
promote the long-term conservation of neotropical migratory birds and 
their habitats in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the 
Caribbean. Principal conservation actions supported are:
     Protection and management of populations.
     Maintenance, management, protection, and restoration of 
habitat.
     Research and monitoring.
     Law enforcement.
     Community outreach and education.
    We publish notices of funding availability on Grants.gov as well as 
in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. To compete for grant 
funds, partnerships submit applications that describe in substantial 
detail project locations, project resources, future benefits, and other 
characteristics that meet the standards established by the U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service and the requirements of NMBCA.
    Materials that describe the program and assist applicants in 
formulating project proposals for consideration are available on our 
Web site at https://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NMBCA. Persons who do 
not have access to the Internet may obtain instructional materials by 
mail. We have not made any major changes in the scope and general 
nature of the instructions since the OMB first approved the information 
collection in 2002.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0100.
    Title: Migratory Birds and Wetlands Conservation Grant Programs.
    Service Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Domestic and foreign individuals, 
businesses, and other for-profit organizations; educational 
organizations; not-for-profit institutions; and Federal, State, local, 
and/or tribal governments.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

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                                                                                    Completion
                                                     Number of       Number of       time per      Total annual
                    Activity                        respondents      responses       response      burden hours
                                                                                      (hours)
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NAWCA Small Grants--Applications................              71              71              40           2,840
NAWCA Small Grants--Reports.....................              99              99              33           3,267
NAWCA U.S. Standard Grants--Applications........              69              69             203          14,007
NAWCA Canadian and Mexican Standard Grants--                  27              27              80           2,160
 Applications...................................
NAWCA Standard Grants--Reports..................             177             177              30           5,310
NMBCA Grant Applications........................              84              84              60           5,040
NMBCA Reports...................................              71              71              40           2,840
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    TOTALS......................................             598             598  ..............          35,464
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    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.

III. 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: October 17, 2014.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-25108 Filed 10-21-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-55-P