Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on The National Map Corps, 75585-75586 [2014-29639]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 243 / Thursday, December 18, 2014 / Notices • In-Person: Copies of the draft EA and draft HCP are also available for public inspection and review at the following locations, by appointment and written request only, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Æ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 500 Gold Avenue SW., Room 6034, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Æ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78758. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Zerrenner, Field Supervisor, by U.S. mail at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 10711 Burnet Road, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78758; or via telephone at (512) 490–0057. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), we advise the public that: We have gathered the information necessary to determine impacts and formulate alternatives for the draft Environmental Assessment (dEA) related to potential issuance of an incidental take permit (ITP) to the Applicant. The Applicant has developed a draft Habitat Conservation Plan (dHCP) as part of the application for an ITP, which describes the measures the Applicant has agreed to take to minimize and mitigate the effects of incidental take of the golden-cheeked warbler (Setophaga [=Dendroica] chrysoparia; GCWA) to the maximum extent practicable pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; Act). Anaqua Springs Ranch, Inc. (Applicant), has applied to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for an ITP (TE–29216B) under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act. The proposed take would occur on the 60.7-acre Anderson Tract (Permit Area) in Bexar County, Texas, as a result of activities associated with the Applicant’s proposed clearing and construction of a residential development (Covered Activities). Such actions will require clearing of GCWA habitat. The dEA considers the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects of implementation of the dHCP, including the measures that will be implemented to minimize and mitigate, to the maximum extent practicable, the impacts of the incidental take of the covered species. Background In May 2013, the Applicant submitted an ITP application, dHCP, and dEA for proposed incidental take on 60.7 acres in Bexar County, Texas. The Service VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Dec 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 reviewed and edited the dEA and provided comments on the dHCP. Proposed Action The proposed action involves the issuance of an ITP by the Service for the Covered Activities in the Permit Area, pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act. The ITP would cover ‘‘take’’ of the Covered Species associated with the clearing and construction of a residential development within the Permit Area. To meet the requirements of a section 10(a)(1)(B) ITP, the Applicant has developed and proposes to implement its dHCP, which describes the conservation measures the Applicant has agreed to undertake to minimize and mitigate for the impacts of the proposed incidental take of the Covered Species to the maximum extent practicable, and ensures that incidental take will not appreciably reduce the likelihood of the survival and recovery of these species in the wild. The Applicant proposes to mitigate with the purchase of 60.7 acres of high quality habitat, likely from a Serviceapproved conservation bank with the Anderson Tract in its service area. Alternatives Two alternatives to the proposed action we are considering as part of this process are: 1. No Action: No ITP would be issued. Under a No Action alternative, the applicant would not request, and the Service would not issue, an ITP for development of the Anderson Tract, and therefore the Applicant would not implement the conservation measures described in the dHCP. 2. Lower Mitigation: The Lower Mitigation alternative is similar to the Proposed Action in that the Service would issue an ITP for the proposed project. However, the HCP under this alternative would be modified to include the purchase of a lesser number of conservation credits for the GCWA. All other aspects of the proposed project and the HCP would remain the same. Public Availability of Comments Written comments we receive become part of the public record associated with this action. 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 request in your comment that we withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75585 cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. We will not consider anonymous comments. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. Authority We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the Act and its implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22 and 17.32) and NEPA and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region, Albuquerque, New Mexico. [FR Doc. 2014–29646 Filed 12–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX15EG50DW73200] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on The National Map Corps U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of a new information collection, The National Map Corps. AGENCY: We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection request (ICR) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) 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. DATES: To ensure that your comments on this ICR are considered, we must receive them on or before January 20, 2015. 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: (OIRA_SUBMISSION@omb.eop.gov); or by fax (202) 395–5806; and identify your submission with ‘OMB Control Number 1028—NEW The National Map Corps’. Please also forward a copy of your comments and suggestions on this information collection to the Information Collection Clearance SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 75586 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 243 / Thursday, December 18, 2014 / Notices Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 807, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); (703) 648–7195 (fax); or gs-info_collections@usgs.gov (email). Please reference ‘OMB Information Collection 1028—NEW: The National Map Corps’ in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth McCartney at (573) 308–3696 or emccartney@usgs.gov. You may also find information about this ICR at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has historically sponsored volunteer data collection projects to enhance its topographic paper and digital map products, but these activities were suspended in 2006 due to budget concerns. Since then, new internet technologies have made it easy for citizens to georeference and share many different types of data via online mapping platforms and social networking sites. These data have been referred to as volunteered geographic information (VGI). As a result of these developments, the USGS has reinstated the volunteer data-collection program for The National Map (http:// nationalmap.gov). Using crowd-sourcing techniques, the USGS VGI project known as ‘‘The National Map Corps’’ encourages citizen volunteers to collect data about manmade structures in an effort to provide accurate and authoritative spatial map data for the USGS National Geospatial Program’s web-based The National Map. Citizens collect and/or improve structures data by adding new features, removing obsolete points, and correcting existing data using a webbased mapping platform. Points edited become part of the National Structures Database, and include schools, hospitals, post offices, police stations and other important public buildings. Through their participation, volunteers are able to make significant contributions to the USGS’s ability to provide the Nation with accurate mapping information. We estimate that some users will require a longer session to become acquainted with the interface on their first session. This may be as long as one hour to create an account and review the guidance document. Thereafter, users should be able to make edits to the database in about ten minutes per item being updated. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028—NEW. Title: The National Map Corps. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Dec 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 Type of Request: Approval of new information collection. Respondent Obligation: None (participation is voluntary). Frequency of Collection: Occasional. Description of Respondents: The general public. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: We estimate that 1,000 people will participate in this volunteer initiative. If they make 75 updates to the Web site that would be 75,000 responses. Counting the updates and the initial sign up, that would be 76,000 responses. Estimated Time per Response: We estimate that it will take no more than 60 minutes to create an account and join the community. Thereafter it should take no more than 10 minutes to edit a structure point on the Web page. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 13,500 hours. 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 and you are not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until the OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obliged to respond. Comments: On May 16, 2014 we published a Federal Register notice (79 FR 28536) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval and soliciting comments. The comment period closed on July 17, 2014. We received no comments. III. Request for Comments We again invite comments concerning this ICR 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 of 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 comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of public record. Before including your personal mailing address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 your personally identifiable 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 that it will be done. Kari J. Craun, Director, National Geospatial Technical Operations Center. [FR Doc. 2014–29639 Filed 12–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNML00000 L54400000.EU0000 LVCLG13G5160 13XL5017AR] Application for Conveyance of Federally Owned Mineral Interests in ˜ Dona Ana County, NM Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. AGENCY: On August 1, 2014, the City of Las Cruces (the City) submitted an application to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the conveyance of the federally owned mineral interests in the 125-acre parcel of land described in this notice. DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments to the BLM at the address listed below on or before February 2, 2015. ADDRESSES: Bureau of Land Management, Las Cruces District Office, 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, NM 88005. Detailed information concerning this action is available for review at this address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony Hom, Realty Specialist, at the address above, or by telephone at 575– 525–4331, or email to ahom@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM is processing the City’s application under section 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), 43 U.S.C. 1719(b), to convey the federally owned mineral interests for ˜ 125 acres of public land located in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, to the prospective surface owner, the City. In SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 243 (Thursday, December 18, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75585-75586]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-29639]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

 Geological Survey

[GX15EG50DW73200]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on 
The National Map Corps

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of a new information collection, The National Map Corps.

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SUMMARY: We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are notifying the public that 
we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the 
information collection request (ICR) described below. To comply with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) 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.

DATES: To ensure that your comments on this ICR are considered, we must 
receive them on or before January 20, 2015.

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: 
(OIRA_SUBMISSION@omb.eop.gov); or by fax (202) 395-5806; and identify 
your submission with `OMB Control Number 1028--NEW The National Map 
Corps'. Please also forward a copy of your comments and suggestions on 
this information collection to the Information Collection Clearance

[[Page 75586]]

Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 807, 
Reston, VA 20192 (mail); (703) 648-7195 (fax); or gs-info_collections@usgs.gov (email). Please reference `OMB Information 
Collection 1028--NEW: The National Map Corps' in all correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth McCartney at (573) 308-3696 
or emccartney@usgs.gov. You may also find information about this ICR at 
www.reginfo.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has historically sponsored 
volunteer data collection projects to enhance its topographic paper and 
digital map products, but these activities were suspended in 2006 due 
to budget concerns. Since then, new internet technologies have made it 
easy for citizens to georeference and share many different types of 
data via online mapping platforms and social networking sites. These 
data have been referred to as volunteered geographic information (VGI). 
As a result of these developments, the USGS has reinstated the 
volunteer data-collection program for The National Map (http://nationalmap.gov).
    Using crowd-sourcing techniques, the USGS VGI project known as 
``The National Map Corps'' encourages citizen volunteers to collect 
data about manmade structures in an effort to provide accurate and 
authoritative spatial map data for the USGS National Geospatial 
Program's web-based The National Map. Citizens collect and/or improve 
structures data by adding new features, removing obsolete points, and 
correcting existing data using a web-based mapping platform. Points 
edited become part of the National Structures Database, and include 
schools, hospitals, post offices, police stations and other important 
public buildings. Through their participation, volunteers are able to 
make significant contributions to the USGS's ability to provide the 
Nation with accurate mapping information.
    We estimate that some users will require a longer session to become 
acquainted with the interface on their first session. This may be as 
long as one hour to create an account and review the guidance document. 
Thereafter, users should be able to make edits to the database in about 
ten minutes per item being updated.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1028--NEW.
    Title: The National Map Corps.
    Type of Request: Approval of new information collection.
    Respondent Obligation: None (participation is voluntary).
    Frequency of Collection: Occasional.
    Description of Respondents: The general public.
    Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: We estimate that 1,000 
people will participate in this volunteer initiative. If they make 75 
updates to the Web site that would be 75,000 responses. Counting the 
updates and the initial sign up, that would be 76,000 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: We estimate that it will take no more 
than 60 minutes to create an account and join the community. Thereafter 
it should take no more than 10 minutes to edit a structure point on the 
Web page.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 13,500 hours.
    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 and you are not 
required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number. Until the OMB approves a collection 
of information, you are not obliged to respond.
    Comments: On May 16, 2014 we published a Federal Register notice 
(79 FR 28536) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for 
approval and soliciting comments. The comment period closed on July 17, 
2014. We received no comments.

III. Request for Comments

    We again invite comments concerning this ICR 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 of 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 comments submitted in response to this notice are 
a matter of public record. Before including your personal mailing 
address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable 
information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire 
comment, including your personally identifiable 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 that it will be done.

Kari J. Craun,
Director, National Geospatial Technical Operations Center.
[FR Doc. 2014-29639 Filed 12-17-14; 8:45 am]
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