Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Check-In Permit and Use Report, 72984-72985 [2015-29769]

Download as PDF 72984 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 225 / Monday, November 23, 2015 / Notices wgreen on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES same Column A and Column B rates as for all other Voucher leasing. The fee rates established for CY 2015, using the standard procedures, in some cases resulted in fee rates lower than those established for CY 2014. In those cases, the affected PHAs are being held harmless at the CY 2014 fee rates. The fee rates for each PHA are generally those rates covering the fee areas in which each PHA has the greatest proportion of its participants, based on Public Housing Information Center (PIC) data submitted by the PHA. In some cases, PHAs have participants in more than one fee area. If such a PHA so chooses, the PHA may request that the Department establish a blended fee rate schedule that will consider proportionately all areas in which participants are located. 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[FR Doc. 2015–29812 Filed 11–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–R–2015–N221; FXRS1263040000– 156–FF04R08000] Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Check-In Permit and Use Report Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This information collection is scheduled to expire on December 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB. DATES: You must submit comments on or before December 23, 2015. ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this information collection to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at OMB– OIRA at (202) 395–5806 (fax) or OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov (email). Please provide a copy of your comments 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 ‘‘1018–0153’’ in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Hope Grey at hope_grey@fws.gov (email) or 703–358– 2482 (telephone). You may review the ICR online at http://www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Information Collection Request OMB Control Number: 1018–0153. Title: National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Check-In Permit and Use Report. Service Form Number: 3–2405. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: Individuals who visit national wildlife refuges. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 650,000. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 650,000. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 54,167. Abstract: The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd–668ee), as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, and the Refuge Recreation Act of 1962 (16 U.S.C. 460k–460k–4) govern the administration and uses of national wildlife refuges and wetland management districts. We are authorized to allow public uses on lands of the National Wildlife Refuge System, including hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, wildlife photography, and environmental education and interpretation, and other visitor uses, when we find that the activities are compatible and appropriate with the purpose or purposes for which the refuges were established. We collect information on hunters and anglers and other visitors to help us protect refuge resources and administer and evaluate the success of visitor programs. Because of high demand and limited resources, we often provide visitor opportunities by permit, based on dates, locations, or type of public use. We may not allow all opportunities on all refuges, and harvest information differs for each refuge. We use FWS Form 3–2405 (Self-Clearing Check-In Permit) to collect this information. Not all refuges will use the form, and some refuges may collect the information in a nonform format. We collect: • Information on the visitor (name, address, and contact information). We use this information to identify the visitor or driver/passengers of a vehicle while on the refuge. Having this information readily available is critical in a search and rescue situation. We do not maintain or record this information. • Information on whether or not hunters/anglers were successful (number and type of harvest/caught). E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 225 / Monday, November 23, 2015 / Notices • Purpose of visit (hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, wildlife photography, auto touring, birding, hiking, boating/canoeing, visitor center, special event, environmental education class, volunteering, other recreation). • Date of visit. The above information is a vital tool in meeting refuge objectives and maintaining quality visitor experiences. It will help us: • Administer and monitor visitor programs and facilities on refuges. • Distribute visitor permits to ensure safety of visitors. • Ensure a quality visitor experience. • Minimize resource disturbance, manage healthy game populations, and ensure the protection of fish and wildlife species. • Assist in Statewide wildlife management and enforcement and develop reliable estimates of the number of all game fish and wildlife. • Determine facility and program needs and budgets. Comments Received and Our Responses On June 23, 2015, we published in the Federal Register (80 FR 35969) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew approval for this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on August 24, 2015. We received one comment. The commenter objected to the requirement to sign in to enter a refuge and objected to the use of taxpayer dollars to collect this information. We use this information to identify the visitor or driver/passengers of a vehicle while on the refuge. Having this information readily available is critical in a search and rescue situation. We have not made any changes to our requirements, based on this comment. wgreen on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Request for Public Comments We again 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. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:25 Nov 20, 2015 Jkt 238001 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 or us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. Dated: November 18, 2015. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2015–29769 Filed 11–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey [GX15NM00FU50100] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of a revision of a currently approved information collection (1028–0094). 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 general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on 03/31/2016. DATES: To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive them on or before January 22, 2016. 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 1028–0094, Energy Cooperatives to Support the National Coal Resources Data System (NCRDS) in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph East, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 956, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); 703–648– 6450 (phone); or jeast@usgs.gov (email). You may also find information about this IC at www.reginfo.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72985 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The primary objective of the National Coal Resources Data System (NCRDS) is to advance the understanding of the energy endowment of the United States (U.S.) by gathering and organizing digital geologic information related to coal, coal bed gas, shale gas, conventional and unconventional oil and gas, geothermal, and other energy resources and related information regarding these resources, along with environmental impacts from using these resources. These data are needed to support regional or national assessments concerning energy resources. Requesting external cooperation is a way for NCRDS to collect energy data and perform research and analyses on the characterization of geologic material, and obtain other information (including geophysical or seismic data, sample collection for generation of thermal maturity data) that can be used in energy resource assessments and related studies. The USGS will issue a call for proposals to support researchers from State Geological Surveys and associated accredited universities that can provide geologic data to support NCRDS and other energy assessment projects being conducted by the USGS. Data submitted to NCRDS by external cooperators constitute more than twothirds of the USGS point-source stratigraphic database (USTRAT) on coal occurrence. In 2015, NCRDS supported 21 projects in 19 States. This program is conducted under various authorities, including 30 U.S.C. 208–1, 42 U.S.C. 15801, and 43 U.S.C. 31 et seq. This collection will consist of applications, proposals and reports (annual and final). II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028–0094. Form Number: Various if many different forms or screen shots, otherwise provide the form number. Title: Energy Cooperatives to Support the National Coal Resources Data System (NCRDS). Type of Request: Renewal of existing collection. Affected Public: Individuals; State, local and tribal governments; State Geological Surveys, universities, and businesses. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Frequency of Collection: One time every 5 years for applications and final reports; annually for progress reports. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 21. E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R4-R-2015-N221; FXRS1263040000-156-FF04R08000]


Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval; National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Check-
In Permit and Use Report

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize 
the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the 
estimated burden and cost. This information collection is scheduled to 
expire on December 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. However, under OMB 
regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information 
collection while it is pending at OMB.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before December 23, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this information 
collection to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at 
OMB-OIRA at (202) 395-5806 (fax) or OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov 
(email). Please provide a copy of your comments 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 ``1018-0153'' in 
the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Hope Grey at hope_grey@fws.gov (email) or 703-
358-2482 (telephone). You may review the ICR online at http://www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the 
Interior collections under review by OMB.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Information Collection Request

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0153.
    Title: National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Check-In Permit and Use 
Report.
    Service Form Number: 3-2405.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals who visit national wildlife 
refuges.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 650,000.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 650,000.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 54,167.
    Abstract: The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 
1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd-668ee), as amended by the National Wildlife 
Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, and the Refuge Recreation Act of 
1962 (16 U.S.C. 460k-460k-4) govern the administration and uses of 
national wildlife refuges and wetland management districts. We are 
authorized to allow public uses on lands of the National Wildlife 
Refuge System, including hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, 
wildlife photography, and environmental education and interpretation, 
and other visitor uses, when we find that the activities are compatible 
and appropriate with the purpose or purposes for which the refuges were 
established.
    We collect information on hunters and anglers and other visitors to 
help us protect refuge resources and administer and evaluate the 
success of visitor programs. Because of high demand and limited 
resources, we often provide visitor opportunities by permit, based on 
dates, locations, or type of public use. We may not allow all 
opportunities on all refuges, and harvest information differs for each 
refuge. We use FWS Form 3-2405 (Self-Clearing Check-In Permit) to 
collect this information. Not all refuges will use the form, and some 
refuges may collect the information in a nonform format. We collect:
     Information on the visitor (name, address, and contact 
information). We use this information to identify the visitor or 
driver/passengers of a vehicle while on the refuge. Having this 
information readily available is critical in a search and rescue 
situation. We do not maintain or record this information.
     Information on whether or not hunters/anglers were 
successful (number and type of harvest/caught).

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     Purpose of visit (hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, 
wildlife photography, auto touring, birding, hiking, boating/canoeing, 
visitor center, special event, environmental education class, 
volunteering, other recreation).
     Date of visit.
    The above information is a vital tool in meeting refuge objectives 
and maintaining quality visitor experiences. It will help us:
     Administer and monitor visitor programs and facilities on 
refuges.
     Distribute visitor permits to ensure safety of visitors.
     Ensure a quality visitor experience.
     Minimize resource disturbance, manage healthy game 
populations, and ensure the protection of fish and wildlife species.
     Assist in Statewide wildlife management and enforcement 
and develop reliable estimates of the number of all game fish and 
wildlife.
     Determine facility and program needs and budgets.

Comments Received and Our Responses

    On June 23, 2015, we published in the Federal Register (80 FR 
35969) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew approval for 
this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 
60 days, ending on August 24, 2015. We received one comment. The 
commenter objected to the requirement to sign in to enter a refuge and 
objected to the use of taxpayer dollars to collect this information. We 
use this information to identify the visitor or driver/passengers of a 
vehicle while on the refuge. Having this information readily available 
is critical in a search and rescue situation. We have not made any 
changes to our requirements, based on this comment.

Request for Public Comments

    We again 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. 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 or us in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it 
will be done.

    Dated: November 18, 2015.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-29769 Filed 11-20-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P