Agency Information Collection Activity; National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (EDMAP and STATEMAP), 15808-15809 [2015-06822]

Download as PDF 15808 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 57 / Wednesday, March 25, 2015 / Notices (ITP) transfer and renewal application and a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). Solterra Resort Community Development District (CDD) and AK Oakmont LLC (co-applicants) request transfer and renewal of ITP TE098035– 1 under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The coapplicants anticipate taking about 18.59 acres of feeding, breeding, and sheltering habitat used by the sand skink (Neoseps reynoldsi) and bluetailed mole skink (Eumeces egregius lividus) (skinks) incidental to land preparation and construction in Polk County, Florida. The applicants’ HCP describes proposed minimization measures and mitigation measures to address the effects of development on the covered species. DATES: We must receive your written comments on the ITP application and HCP on or before April 24, 2015. ADDRESSES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for information on how to submit your comments on the ITP application and HCP. You may obtain a copy of the ITP application and HCP by writing the South Florida Ecological Services Office, Attn: Permit number TE098035–1, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1339 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960–3559. In addition, we will make the ITP application and HCP available for public inspection by appointment during normal business hours at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Al Begazo, South Florida Ecological Services Office (see ADDRESSES); telephone: 772–469–4234. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Submitting Comments If you wish to comment on the ITP application or HCP, you may submit comments by any one of the following methods: Email: alfredo_begazo@fws.gov. Use ‘‘Attn: Permit number TE098035–1’’ as your message subject line. Fax: Al Begazo, 772–469–4234, Attn.: Permit number ‘‘TE098035–1.’’ U.S. mail: Al Begazo, South Florida Ecological Services Field Office, Attn: Permit number ‘‘TE098035–1,’’ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1339 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960–3559. In-person drop-off: You may drop off comments or request information during regular business hours at the above office address. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, you should be aware that VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:26 Mar 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can request in your comments that your personal identifying information be withheld from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Applicants’ Proposed Project We received an application from the co-applicants for an incidental take permit, along with a proposed habitat conservation plan. The co-applicants request a transfer and 15-year renewal of an ITP under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). If we approve the application, the coapplicants anticipate taking a total of approximately 18.59 acres of skink breeding, feeding, and sheltering habitat, incidental to land preparation and construction in Sections 9, 10, and 15, Township 26 South, Range 23 East, Polk County, Florida. The co-applicants currently have a specific site plan that includes the construction of one or more residences, buildings, roads, green areas, structures, and parking areas, and installation of associated utilities. The co-applicants propose to transfer and renew this project without changes, and have complied with all the mitigation requirements set forth in the initial review and permitting of the project. The co-applicants propose to minimize impacts to skinks by preserving a total of 71.14 acres of suitable skink habitat on site. The preservation parcel has been put under a conservation easement granted to Polk County and will be managed in perpetuity. The Service listed the sand skink and the blue-tailed mole skink as threatened in 1987 (November 6, 1987; 52 FR 42658, effective December 7, 1987). Our Preliminary Determination The Service has made a preliminary determination that the co-applicants’ project, including the mitigation measures, will individually and cumulatively have a minor or negligible effect on the species covered in the HCP. Therefore, issuance of the ITP is a ‘‘low-effect’’ action and qualifies as a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (40 CFR 1506.6), as provided by the Department of the Interior Manual (516 DM 2 Appendix 1 and 516 DM 6 Appendix 1). We base our preliminary determination that issuance of the ITP qualifies as a low-effect action on the following three criteria: (1) Implementation of the project would result in minor or negligible effects on federally listed, proposed, and PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 candidate species and their habitats; (2) Implementation of the project would result in minor or negligible effects on other environmental values or resources; and (3) Impacts of the project, considered together with the impacts of other past, present, and reasonably foreseeable similarly situated projects, would not result, over time, in cumulative effects to environmental values or resources that would be considered significant. This preliminary determination may be revised based on our review of public comments that we receive in response to this notice. Next Steps The Service will evaluate the HCP and comments submitted thereon to determine whether the application meets the requirements of section 10(a) of the Act. The Service will also evaluate whether issuance of the section 10(a)(1)(B) ITP complies with section 7 of the Act by conducting an intraService section 7 consultation. The results of this consultation, in combination with the above findings, will be used in the final analysis to determine whether or not to transfer and renew the ITP. If it is determined that the requirements of the Act are met, the ITP will be transferred and renewed. Authority: We provide this notice under Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Robert (Bob) Progulske, Everglades Program Supervisor, South Florida Ecological Services Office. [FR Doc. 2015–06787 Filed 3–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey [GX15GC009PLSG00] Agency Information Collection Activity; National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (EDMAP and STATEMAP) United States Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of a revision of a currently approved collection (1028– 0088). AGENCY: We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 57 / Wednesday, March 25, 2015 / Notices general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2015. To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive them on or before May 26, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 807, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); (703) 648–7197 (fax); or gs-info_collections@usgs.gov (email). Please reference ‘Information Collection 1028–0088, National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP— EDMAP and STATEMAP)’ in all correspondence. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas A. Howard, Associate Program Coordinator NCGMP (STATEMAP and EDMAP), USGS Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 908, 20192 (mail); at 703–648–6978 (telephone); or dahoward@usgs.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract EDMAP is the educational component of the NCGMP that is intended to train the next generation of geologic mappers. The primary objective of the STATEMAP component of the NCGMP is to establish the geologic framework of areas that are vital to the welfare of individual States. The NCGMP EDMAP program allocates funds to colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico through an annual competitive cooperative agreement process. Every federal dollar that is awarded is matched with university funds. Geology professors, who are skilled in geologic mapping, request EDMAP funding to support undergraduate and graduate students at their college or university in a one-year mentored geologic mapping project that focuses on a specific geographic area. Only State Geological Surveys are eligible to apply to the STATEMAP component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program pursuant to the National Geologic Mapping Act (Pub. L. 106–148). Since many State Geological Surveys are organized under a State university system, such universities may submit a proposal on behalf of the State Geological Survey. Each fall, the program announcements are posted to the Grants.gov Web site and respondents are required to submit applications (comprising of Standard VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:26 Mar 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 Form 424, 424A, 424B, Proposal Summary Sheet, the Proposal, and Budget Sheets. Additionally, EDMAP proposal must include a Negotiated Rate Agreement, and a Support letter from a State Geologist or USGS Project Chief). Since 1996, more than $5 million from the NCGMP has supported geologic mapping efforts of more than 1,000 students working with more than 244 professors at 148 universities in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Funds for graduate projects are limited to $17,500 and undergraduate project funds limited to $10,000. These funds are used to cover field expenses and student salaries, but not faculty salaries or tuition. The authority for both programs is listed in the National Geologic Mapping Act (Pub. L. 106–148). We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2), and under regulations at 30 CFR 250.197, ‘‘Data and information to be made available to the public or for limited inspection.’’ Responses are voluntary. No questions of a ‘‘sensitive’’ nature are asked. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028–0088. Form Number: NA. Title: National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP–EDMAP and STATEMAP). Type of Request: Renewal without change. Affected Public: University or College faculty and State Geological Surveys. Respondent’s Obligation: None. Participation is voluntary, though necessary to receive funding. Frequency of Collections: Annually. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: Approximately 50 University or College faculty and approximately 45 State Geological Survey responses. Estimated Time per Response: 36 hours. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 5,220 hours total. We expect to receive approximately 50 applications for EDMAP and 45 applications for STATEMAP each year which takes each applicant approximately 36 hours to complete, totaling 3,420 hours. This includes the time for project conception and development, proposal writing and reviewing, and submitting a project narrative through Grants.gov. We expect to issue 45 EDMAP and 45 STATEMAP grants per year. The grant recipients are also required to submit a final technical report which takes each grant recipient PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15809 approximately 20 hours to complete, totaling 1,800 hours. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: There are no ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this IC. 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 and current expiration date. III. Request for Comments We are soliciting comments 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) ways 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 the 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 personal identifiable information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment including your personal identifiable information, may be made publically available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personally identifiable information from public view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Douglas A. Howard, Associate Program Coordinator, National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program. [FR Doc. 2015–06822 Filed 3–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–17820; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Meeting National Park Service, Interior. Meeting Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, (5 U.S.C. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 57 (Wednesday, March 25, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15808-15809]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey

[GX15GC009PLSG00]


Agency Information Collection Activity; National Cooperative 
Geologic Mapping Program (EDMAP and STATEMAP)

AGENCY: United States Geological Survey (USGS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of a revision of a currently approved collection (1028-
0088).

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SUMMARY: We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) 
described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 
1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and 
respondent burden, we invite the

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general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to 
comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on October 
31, 2015.

DATES: To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive 
them on or before May 26, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection to 
the Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 807, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); (703) 648-
7197 (fax); or gs-info_collections@usgs.gov (email). Please reference 
`Information Collection 1028-0088, National Cooperative Geologic 
Mapping Program (NCGMP--EDMAP and STATEMAP)' in all correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas A. Howard, Associate Program 
Coordinator NCGMP (STATEMAP and EDMAP), USGS Geological Survey, 12201 
Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 908, 20192 (mail); at 703-648-6978 
(telephone); or dahoward@usgs.gov (email).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    EDMAP is the educational component of the NCGMP that is intended to 
train the next generation of geologic mappers. The primary objective of 
the STATEMAP component of the NCGMP is to establish the geologic 
framework of areas that are vital to the welfare of individual States.
    The NCGMP EDMAP program allocates funds to colleges and 
universities in the United States and Puerto Rico through an annual 
competitive cooperative agreement process. Every federal dollar that is 
awarded is matched with university funds. Geology professors, who are 
skilled in geologic mapping, request EDMAP funding to support 
undergraduate and graduate students at their college or university in a 
one-year mentored geologic mapping project that focuses on a specific 
geographic area. Only State Geological Surveys are eligible to apply to 
the STATEMAP component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping 
Program pursuant to the National Geologic Mapping Act (Pub. L. 106-
148). Since many State Geological Surveys are organized under a State 
university system, such universities may submit a proposal on behalf of 
the State Geological Survey.
    Each fall, the program announcements are posted to the Grants.gov 
Web site and respondents are required to submit applications 
(comprising of Standard Form 424, 424A, 424B, Proposal Summary Sheet, 
the Proposal, and Budget Sheets. Additionally, EDMAP proposal must 
include a Negotiated Rate Agreement, and a Support letter from a State 
Geologist or USGS Project Chief).
    Since 1996, more than $5 million from the NCGMP has supported 
geologic mapping efforts of more than 1,000 students working with more 
than 244 professors at 148 universities in 44 states, the District of 
Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Funds for graduate projects are limited to 
$17,500 and undergraduate project funds limited to $10,000. These funds 
are used to cover field expenses and student salaries, but not faculty 
salaries or tuition. The authority for both programs is listed in the 
National Geologic Mapping Act (Pub. L. 106-148).
    We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary 
under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its 
implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2), and under regulations at 30 
CFR 250.197, ``Data and information to be made available to the public 
or for limited inspection.'' Responses are voluntary. No questions of a 
``sensitive'' nature are asked.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1028-0088.
    Form Number: NA.
    Title: National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP-EDMAP 
and STATEMAP).
    Type of Request: Renewal without change.
    Affected Public: University or College faculty and State Geological 
Surveys.
    Respondent's Obligation: None. Participation is voluntary, though 
necessary to receive funding.
    Frequency of Collections: Annually.
    Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: Approximately 50 
University or College faculty and approximately 45 State Geological 
Survey responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 36 hours.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 5,220 hours total. We expect to 
receive approximately 50 applications for EDMAP and 45 applications for 
STATEMAP each year which takes each applicant approximately 36 hours to 
complete, totaling 3,420 hours. This includes the time for project 
conception and development, proposal writing and reviewing, and 
submitting a project narrative through Grants.gov. We expect to issue 
45 EDMAP and 45 STATEMAP grants per year. The grant recipients are also 
required to submit a final technical report which takes each grant 
recipient approximately 20 hours to complete, totaling 1,800 hours.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: 
There are no ``non-hour cost'' burdens associated with this IC.
    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 and current expiration date.

III. Request for Comments

    We are soliciting comments 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) ways 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 the 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 personal identifiable 
information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire 
comment including your personal identifiable information, may be made 
publically available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment 
to withhold your personally identifiable information from public view, 
we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Douglas A. Howard,
Associate Program Coordinator, National Cooperative Geologic Mapping 
Program.
[FR Doc. 2015-06822 Filed 3-24-15; 8:45 am]
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