Proposed Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-XXXX, 2967-2968 [2015-00883]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 13 / Wednesday, January 21, 2015 / Notices Marine Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 384 Woods Hole Rd., Woods Hole, MA 02543 (mail); 508–457–2350 (phone); or rthieler@usgs.gov (email). You may also find information about this ICR at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract The information collection will be done by trained and vetted personnel to record information about habitats on coastal beaches and the environment surrounding them. It will collect geographic location information, date and time of observation, site identification information, photographic images, and includes a simple biogeomorphic landscape classification of geomorphologic and vegetation characteristics surrounding nest sites. Federal and non-federal partners are the targeted users, Personally Identifiable Information (PII) will not be collected. The data collected will be used as input into research models of habitat utilization by beach-dependent species—primarily shorebirds. Model outputs will be used to understand habitat availability and utilization in the future as the coast evolves in response to climate and sea-level change. This information can be used to inform land and species management decisions. The USGS office leading the program is the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, in collaboration with the USGS Center for Integrated Data Analytics, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028—NEW. Title: Classification of biogeomorphic attributes and imagery of coastal habitats. Type of Request: Approval of new information collection. Respondent Obligation: None (participation is voluntary). Frequency of Collection: Data will be collected on an occasional basis, typically during the active growing and breeding season (May–September). Description of Respondents: Employees of non-governmental organizations, non-federal cooperators/ collaborators (e.g., academic scientists, resource managers), State, or local entities (state agencies, counties, towns). Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: There will be 100 new training responses with 4000 observation responses. Estimated Time per Response: We estimate that training will require 20 minutes per person one time. Recording observations will take 5 minutes per person at each site. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Jan 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 364. 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. Comments: On September 12, 2014, we published a Federal Register notice (79 FR 54742) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval and soliciting comments. The comment period closed on November 12, 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. Walter A. Barnhardt, Director, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center. [FR Doc. 2015–00795 Filed 1–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2967 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [14XL LLIDI01000.L12320000.AL0000. LVRDID130000 241A 4500073664] Proposed Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004–XXXX Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: 60-day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this IC. We may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. DATES: Please submit your comments on this IC by March 23, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments by mail, fax, or electronic mail. Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C St. NW., Washington, DC 20240. Fax: to Jean Sonneman at (202) 912– 7102. Electronic mail: jesonnem@ blm.gov. Regardless of the form of your comments, please indicate ‘‘Attention: 1004–XXXX.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shannon Bassista, Upper Snake Field Office, at (208) 524–7552 (commercial or FTS) or email at sbassista@blm.gov. Persons who use telecommunication devices for the deaf may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800–877–8339 to contact Mrs. Bassista. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message for Mrs. Bassista. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. You may also contact Mrs. Bassista to obtain a copy, at no cost, of the regulations that authorize this collection of information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The Department of the Interior, BLM, is requesting OMB approval to collect information from visitors to the St. Anthony Sand Dunes (SASD) planning area, located in eastern Idaho on public lands administered under the Medicine Lodge Resource Management Plan (RMP). The information collected will determine changes in visitor characteristics, including demographics, usage, user conflicts and perspectives toward management programs and E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1 2968 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 13 / Wednesday, January 21, 2015 / Notices facilities. The planning area includes lands designated as a Wilderness Study Area, a Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) and an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). Most recreational use occurs on the 25 percent of the project planning area that has these special designations. The BLM Planning for Recreation and Visitor Services Handbook states that SRMAs may need to develop additional guidance in a Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP) for addressing complex implementation issues not specifically addressed in the RMP for an area. In this case, information collected at the SASD will provide guidance when writing a RAMP that will provide specific direction for on-the-ground implementation of the RMP. In 2013, a site-specific study was conducted by the University of Idaho and the BLM at the BLM-managed Egin Lakes Campground, which is located within the SRMA and ACEC. This study collected data on visitor demographics, visitor views on facilities and resource conditions, and visitor expectations for the campground and the surrounding area. The proposed visitor use survey will supplement the 2013 data with additional information on subjects such as existing and proposed management actions, issuance of Special Recreation Permits, conflicts between visitors, and travel management issues. For this new information collection, the University of Idaho will serve as the lead investigator and utilize a similar approach as in the previous study. Methods include administering onsite questionnaires to visitors on a stratified random sampling basis and distributing mail-back questionnaires (with an online option) to identified interests in the area (for example, local elected officials, recreation and environmental groups, and visitors whose contact information we gathered during 2014). The questionnaire will ask respondents about user conflicts, observable resource Estimated number of respondents Activity impacts, attitudes toward various resource values, sources of information about the campground sites, perspectives on facilities, commercial activities and associated management, and basic demographic data including level of education, age, and organizational affiliations. The survey will be conducted during the summer season (May through October), when visitation rates are highest. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1004–XXXX. Title: Visitor Use Survey. Frequency: On occasion. Description of Respondents: Visitors and recreationists. Respondents’ obligation: Voluntary. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: The estimated reporting burden for this collection is 845 responses and 211 hours. The following table details the individual components and estimated hour burdens of this collection. Estimated number of responses per respondent Completion time per response (minutes) Total burden hours 420 425 1 1 15 15 105 106 Totals ........................................................................................................ asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES On-site visitors: on-site, mail or on-line questionnaires .................................. Mail or online questionnaire to identified interests .......................................... 845 ........................ ........................ 211 III. Request for Comments OMB regulations at 5 CFR 1320, which implement provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), require that interested members of the public and affected agencies be provided an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d) and 1320.12(a)). The BLM will request that the OMB approve this information collection activity for a 3year term. Comments are invited on: (1) The need for the collection of information for the performance of the functions of the agency; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s burden estimates; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) Ways to minimize the information collection burden on respondents, such as use of automated means of collection of the information. A summary of the public comments received will accompany the BLM’s submission of the information collection request to OMB. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Jan 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 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. Jean Sonneman, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land Management. [FR Doc. 2015–00883 Filed 1–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNM950000 L13110000.BX0000 15XL1109PF] Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, New Mexico Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey. AGENCY: The plats of survey described below are scheduled to be officially SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 filed in the New Mexico State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Santa Fe, New Mexico, thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this publication. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: These plats will be available for inspection in the New Mexico State Office, Bureau of Land Management, 301 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Copies may be obtained from this office upon payment. Contact Victoria Aguilar at 505–954–2097, or by email at vaguilar@blm.gov, for assistance. 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 normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Indian Meridian, Oklahoma (OK): The plat representing the dependent resurvey and survey in Township 5 South, Range 9 West, of the Indian Meridian, accepted January 14, 2015, for Group 225 OK. These plats are scheduled for official filing 30 days from the notice of publication in the Federal Register, as provided for in the BLM Manual Section 2097—Opening Orders. Notice from this E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1

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Bureau of Land Management

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Proposed Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-XXXX

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: 60-day notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will ask the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) 
described below. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to 
comment on this IC. We may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not 
required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays 
a valid OMB control number.

DATES: Please submit your comments on this IC by March 23, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments by mail, fax, or electronic 
mail. Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 
1849 C St. NW., Washington, DC 20240. Fax: to Jean Sonneman at (202) 
912-7102. Electronic mail: jesonnem@blm.gov. Regardless of the form of 
your comments, please indicate ``Attention: 1004-XXXX.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shannon Bassista, Upper Snake Field 
Office, at (208) 524-7552 (commercial or FTS) or email at 
sbassista@blm.gov. Persons who use telecommunication devices for the 
deaf may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800-877-
8339 to contact Mrs. Bassista. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 
days a week, to leave a message for Mrs. Bassista. You will receive a 
reply during normal business hours. You may also contact Mrs. Bassista 
to obtain a copy, at no cost, of the regulations that authorize this 
collection of information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Department of the Interior, BLM, is requesting OMB approval to 
collect information from visitors to the St. Anthony Sand Dunes (SASD) 
planning area, located in eastern Idaho on public lands administered 
under the Medicine Lodge Resource Management Plan (RMP). The 
information collected will determine changes in visitor 
characteristics, including demographics, usage, user conflicts and 
perspectives toward management programs and

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facilities. The planning area includes lands designated as a Wilderness 
Study Area, a Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) and an Area of 
Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). Most recreational use occurs on 
the 25 percent of the project planning area that has these special 
designations. The BLM Planning for Recreation and Visitor Services 
Handbook states that SRMAs may need to develop additional guidance in a 
Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP) for addressing complex 
implementation issues not specifically addressed in the RMP for an 
area. In this case, information collected at the SASD will provide 
guidance when writing a RAMP that will provide specific direction for 
on-the-ground implementation of the RMP.
    In 2013, a site-specific study was conducted by the University of 
Idaho and the BLM at the BLM-managed Egin Lakes Campground, which is 
located within the SRMA and ACEC. This study collected data on visitor 
demographics, visitor views on facilities and resource conditions, and 
visitor expectations for the campground and the surrounding area. The 
proposed visitor use survey will supplement the 2013 data with 
additional information on subjects such as existing and proposed 
management actions, issuance of Special Recreation Permits, conflicts 
between visitors, and travel management issues. For this new 
information collection, the University of Idaho will serve as the lead 
investigator and utilize a similar approach as in the previous study. 
Methods include administering onsite questionnaires to visitors on a 
stratified random sampling basis and distributing mail-back 
questionnaires (with an online option) to identified interests in the 
area (for example, local elected officials, recreation and 
environmental groups, and visitors whose contact information we 
gathered during 2014). The questionnaire will ask respondents about 
user conflicts, observable resource impacts, attitudes toward various 
resource values, sources of information about the campground sites, 
perspectives on facilities, commercial activities and associated 
management, and basic demographic data including level of education, 
age, and organizational affiliations. The survey will be conducted 
during the summer season (May through October), when visitation rates 
are highest.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1004-XXXX.
    Title: Visitor Use Survey.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Description of Respondents: Visitors and recreationists.
    Respondents' obligation: Voluntary.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: The 
estimated reporting burden for this collection is 845 responses and 211 
hours. The following table details the individual components and 
estimated hour burdens of this collection.

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                                                                     Estimated      Completion
                                                     Estimated       number of       time per      Total burden
                    Activity                         number of     responses per     response          hours
                                                    respondents     respondent       (minutes)
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On-site visitors: on-site, mail or on-line                   420               1              15             105
 questionnaires.................................
Mail or online questionnaire to identified                   425               1              15             106
 interests......................................
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    Totals......................................             845  ..............  ..............             211
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III. Request for Comments

    OMB regulations at 5 CFR 1320, which implement provisions of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), require that interested 
members of the public and affected agencies be provided an opportunity 
to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 
5 CFR 1320.8(d) and 1320.12(a)). The BLM will request that the OMB 
approve this information collection activity for a 3-year term. 
Comments are invited on: (1) The need for the collection of information 
for the performance of the functions of the agency; (2) The accuracy of 
the agency's burden estimates; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility 
and clarity of the information collection; and (4) Ways to minimize the 
information collection burden on respondents, such as use of automated 
means of collection of the information. A summary of the public 
comments received will accompany the BLM's submission of the 
information collection request to OMB. 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.

Jean Sonneman,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land Management.
[FR Doc. 2015-00883 Filed 1-20-15; 8:45 am]
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