Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Visibility Valuation Survey, 64212 [2014-25580]

Download as PDF 64212 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 208 / Tuesday, October 28, 2014 / Notices to the Public Room from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m., and has determined that this change of Public Room hours of operation to 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. would have little to no impact to the public. Timothy Z. Smith, District Manager, Southern Nevada District Office. [FR Doc. 2014–25468 Filed 10–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NRSS–EQD–SSB–16970; PPWONRADA0, PPMRSNR1Y.NA0000] Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Visibility Valuation Survey National Park Service, Interior. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: We (National Park Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below. The National Park Service (NPS) is requesting approval for a new collection that will be used to provide data that will be used to estimate the value of visibility changes in national parks and wilderness areas. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as a part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this ICR. A Federal agency 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 ICR are considered, OMB must receive them on or before November 28, 2014. ADDRESSES: Please submit written comments on this information collection directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior, via email to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax at 202–395–5806; and identify your submission as 1024–0255. Please also send a copy of your comments to Phadrea Ponds, Information Collection Coordinator, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); or phadrea_ponds@ nps.gov (email). Please reference asabaliauskas on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:06 Oct 27, 2014 Jkt 235001 Information Collection Request 1024– 0255 in the subject line. 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). You may also access this ICR at www.reginfo.gov. I. Abstract On June 19, 2012, the Office of Management and Budget approved a pilot study of visibility improvement valuation in non-urban national parks and wilderness areas. The goal was to test and refine the survey instruments to be able to provide practical utility and generalizability of the final survey. The National Park Service (NPS) is requesting approval of this Information Collection Request (ICR) that will be used to administer a national visibility valuation mail survey. The collection will be used to provide the NPS information needed to evaluate the benefits of programs that may improve visibility conditions in non-urban National Parks and wilderness areas. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1024–0255. Title: Visibility Valuation Survey. Type of Request: Reinstatement of OMB Control Number 1024–0255. Affected Public: General Public; Individual Households. Respondent Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: One time. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 9,760. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 3,803 hours. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’: None. III. Request for Comments On November 13, 2013, we published a Federal Register notice (78 FR 68089) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. Public comments were solicited for 60 days ending January 13, 2014. We received one request for additional information concerning the survey. In response to this request, we provided a summary of the study purpose and design. No other public comments were received. We again invite comments concerning this ICR on: (1) Whether or not the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 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: October 16, 2014. Madonna L. Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2014–25580 Filed 10–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–EH–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–SERO–BISC–16338; PPSESEROC3, PMP00UP05.YP0000] Record of Decision for the Fishery Management Plan, Biscayne National Park, FL National Park Service, Interior. Notice of availability. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Biscayne National Park (Park). On July 10, 2014, the Regional Director, Southeast Region, approved the ROD for the project. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Brian Carlstrom, Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328th St, Homestead, FL 33033; telephone (305) 230–1144. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Increases in South Florida’s boating and fishing population combined with improved fishing and boating technology pose a threat to the long-term sustainability of fishery-related resources and numerous scientific studies suggest that many of the Park’s fisheries resources are in decline. An FMP was therefore deemed necessary to guide sustainable use of the Park’s fishery-related resources. The Park’s FMP will guide fishery SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NRSS-EQD-SSB-16970; PPWONRADA0, PPMRSNR1Y.NA0000]


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Visibility 
Valuation Survey

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice and 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 Request (ICR) 
described below. The National Park Service (NPS) is requesting approval 
for a new collection that will be used to provide data that will be 
used to estimate the value of visibility changes in national parks and 
wilderness areas. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
and as a part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and 
respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal 
agencies to comment on this ICR. A Federal agency 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 ICR are considered, OMB 
must receive them on or before November 28, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Please submit written comments on this information 
collection directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior, via email to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or 
fax at 202-395-5806; and identify your submission as 1024-0255. Please 
also send a copy of your comments to Phadrea Ponds, Information 
Collection Coordinator, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, 
Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); or phadrea_ponds@nps.gov (email). Please 
reference Information Collection Request 1024-0255 in the subject line.

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). You may also access this ICR at 
www.reginfo.gov.

I. Abstract

    On June 19, 2012, the Office of Management and Budget approved a 
pilot study of visibility improvement valuation in non-urban national 
parks and wilderness areas. The goal was to test and refine the survey 
instruments to be able to provide practical utility and 
generalizability of the final survey. The National Park Service (NPS) 
is requesting approval of this Information Collection Request (ICR) 
that will be used to administer a national visibility valuation mail 
survey. The collection will be used to provide the NPS information 
needed to evaluate the benefits of programs that may improve visibility 
conditions in non-urban National Parks and wilderness areas.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1024-0255.
    Title: Visibility Valuation Survey.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement of OMB Control Number 1024-0255.
    Affected Public: General Public; Individual Households.
    Respondent Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: One time.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 9,760.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 3,803 hours.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'': 
None.

III. Request for Comments

    On November 13, 2013, we published a Federal Register notice (78 FR 
68089) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. 
Public comments were solicited for 60 days ending January 13, 2014. We 
received one request for additional information concerning the survey. 
In response to this request, we provided a summary of the study purpose 
and design. No other public comments were received.
    We again invite comments concerning this ICR on: (1) Whether or not 
the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to 
perform its duties, including whether or not the information will have 
practical utility; (2) the accuracy of our estimate of the burden for 
this collection of information; (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 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: October 16, 2014.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-25580 Filed 10-27-14; 8:45 am]
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