Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments, 72985-72986 [2015-29770]

Download as PDF 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 72986 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 225 / Monday, November 23, 2015 / Notices Estimated Time per Response: 25 hours. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 525 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 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 us in your comment to withhold your personally identifiable information from public view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Jonathan Kolak, Acting Program Coordinator, USGS Energy Resources Program. [FR Doc. 2015–29770 Filed 11–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management wgreen on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [LLNVS00560.L58530000.EU0000.241A; N– 63293–01; 12–08807; MO# 4500082456; TAS:15X5232] Notice of Realty Action: Change of Use for Recreation and Public Purposes Act Lease N–63293–01, Clark County, NV AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:25 Nov 20, 2015 Jkt 238001 ACTION: Notice. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Las Vegas Field Office, has determined that land located in Clark County, Nevada is suitable for a change of use to the City of Las Vegas under the authority of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act of 1926, as amended. The City of Las Vegas has requested that the BLM change the current use from a metropolitan police substation and fire station to a public park and fire station. DATES: Comments regarding the proposed change of use must be submitted to the BLM on or before January 7, 2016. ADDRESSES: Send written comments concerning the proposed change of use to the BLM, Las Vegas Assistant Field Manager, Division of Lands, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roger Ketterling, at 702–515–5087, or by email at rketterling@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 normal 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 City of Las Vegas submitted the following described parcel for change of use under the authority of the R&PP Act on August 16, 2007. The parcel is located south of Grand Teton Drive and west of Hualapai Way in Las Vegas, Nevada. SUMMARY: Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada Sec. 13, T. 19 S., R. 59 E., NW1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4NE1⁄4. The area described contains 7.5 acres, in Clark County, Nevada. According to the City of Las Vegas, since the lease issuance, a new location was secured for the metropolitan police substation, but the area is lacking in recreational facilities since it is surrounded by two, large master planned communities that have yet to be fully developed. The fire station is still needed in order to fill response time gaps for the existing and proposed developments. The new public park use will consist of picnic shelters, children’s splash pad play area, children’s shaded play area with equipment, walking path/trail, desert landscaping, turf open play area, basketball courts, restrooms, and a parking lot. The fire station plan of PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 development remains the same with meeting rooms, offices, kitchen facilities, landscaping, and parking, as well as fire personnel living quarters and fire engine vehicle bays. The proposed change of use is in conformance with the BLM Las Vegas Resource Management Plan and the Record of Decision approved on October 5, 1998. Authority for the transfer and change of use is in conformance with Section 202 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of October 21, 1976, (FLPMA) as amended, and Section 203, when the Secretary determines that the sale of the parcels meets the following disposal criteria: Such tract is difficult and uneconomic to manage because of its location or other characteristics—such as the subject’s history of use, current level of development, and is not suitable for management by another Federal department or agency. The parcel of land is surrounded by a Master Planned community with residences and local businesses. The lands proposed for the change of use are not needed for Federal purposes and the United States has no present interest in the property. Should it be approved, the change of use for the 7.5 acres will be made subject to the provisions of FLPMA, the applicable regulations of the Secretary of the Interior, and will contain the following terms, conditions and reservations: 1. A condition that the lease will be subject to all valid existing rights of record. 2. A condition that the conveyance will be subject to all reservations, conditions, and restrictions in authorized lease N–63293–01, including, but not limited to, all mineral deposits in the land so leased, and to it, or persons authorized by it, the right to prospect for, mine and remove such deposits from the same under applicable law and regulations to be established by the Secretary of the Interior. 3. An appropriate indemnification clause protecting the U.S. from claims arising out of the lessee’s use, occupancy, or operations on the patented lands. 4. Additional terms and conditions that the authorized officer deems appropriate. Detailed information concerning the proposed partial transfer of patent/ change of use is available for review at the location identified in ADDRESSES above. Public comments regarding the proposed change of use for the subject 7.5 acres may be submitted in writing to the BLM Las Vegas Field office (see ADDRESSES above) on or before January E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey

[GX15NM00FU50100]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments

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

ACTION: Notice of a revision of a currently approved information 
collection (1028-0094).

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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 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.

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 two-thirds 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.

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    Estimated Time per Response: 25 hours.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 525 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 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 us in your 
comment to withhold your personally identifiable information from 
public view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Jonathan Kolak,
Acting Program Coordinator, USGS Energy Resources Program.
[FR Doc. 2015-29770 Filed 11-20-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4338-11-P