Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments, 1197-1198 [2016-266]

Download as PDF 1197 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 6 / Monday, January 11, 2016 / Notices associations: The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Psychiatric Association (ApA), the American Psychological Association (APA), the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and the National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates (NBCC). The grantees for the NITT–MFP–Y program are the AAFMT, ANA, APA, CSWE, and NBCC, and the grantees for the NITT–MFP–AC program are the NAADAC—Association for Addiction Professionals and NBCC. This package includes two survey instruments, the Current SAMHSA MFP Fellows survey and the MFP Alumni survey, which have previously been administered to current and alumni fellows of the traditional MFP grant program. SAMHSA is requesting approval from OMB to include respondents (i.e., fellows) from the NITT–MFP–Y and NITT–MFP–AC programs and to add 13 and 10 questions to the Current SAMHSA MFP Fellows and MFP Alumni surveys, respectively. Although the aims of the traditional MFP and the NITT–MFPs are similar, some aspects of the NITT–MFPs are unique. For example, the focus on master’s-level students (versus doctoral) and on providing culturally competent behavioral health services specifically to youth and transition-aged young adults. Thus, approval is requested to add questions to the surveys to ensure that the information needed to evaluate the NITT–MFPs is captured. The surveys will include appropriate skip patterns so that traditional MFP fellows are not asked questions that do not apply to them. The two online surveys (with the option for a hard copy mailed through the U.S. Postal Service) will be used with the following stakeholders in the MFP grant programs: 1. Current SAMHSA MFP Fellows (n=428) a. Current traditional MFP Fellows currently receiving support during their doctoral-level training or psychiatric residency will be asked about their experiences in the MFP (from recruitment into the program through their participation in the various activities provided by the grantees). b. Current NITT–MFP–Y and NITT–MFP– AC Fellows currently receiving support during the final year of their master’s programs in behavioral health or related field will be asked about their experiences in the MFP (from recruitment into the program through their participation in the various activities provided by the grantees). 2. MFP Alumni (n=1,440) a. Traditional MFP Alumni who participated in the MFP during the time the program was administered by SAMHSA will be asked about their previous experiences as fellows in the MFP and also about their subsequent involvement and leadership in their professions. b. NITT–MFP–Y and NITT–MFP–AC Alumni who participated in the MFP during their master’s program will be asked about their previous experiences as fellows in the MFP and also about their subsequent involvement and leadership in their professions. The information gathered by these two surveys will be used to gain insights into, and to document, impacts that the MFP has had and is having on current Number of respondents Survey name Responses per respondent and former MFP fellows, and contributions and impacts that the current and former fellows are making in their work. The surveys include questions to assess the following measures: Completion of the fellowship program (e.g., completion of MFP goals, number of mentors, total mentored hours); post-fellowship employment (e.g., employment types and fields, targeted service populations); increase in skills/knowledge (e.g., number of certifications obtained, number of continuing education hours); and contributions to the field (e.g., number of professional publications). The survey data will also be utilized in an evaluation of the NITT–MFP programs. The requested additional questions will allow the evaluation to assess the overall success of the SAMHSA NITT initiative in enhancing the behavioral health workforce in terms of the number of master’s level behavioral health specialists trained with MFP support, their competencies and characteristics, and their capacity to meet behavioral health workforce needs. The evaluation will also explore whether the program results in increased knowledge, skills, and aptitude among NITT–MFP fellows to provide culturally competent behavioral health services to underserved, at risk children, adolescents, and transition-age youth (ages 16–25); and how these new behavioral health professionals are sustained in the workforce. The total annual burden estimate for conducting the surveys is shown below: Total number of responses Hours per response Total burden hours SAMHSA MFP Current Fellows Survey .............................. SAMHSA MFP Alumni Survey ............................................. 428 1,440 1 1 428 1,440 0.42 0.75 180 1,080 Totals ............................................................................ a 1,868 ........................ 1,868 ........................ 1,260 a This is an unduplicated count of total respondents. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 2–1057, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857 or email a copy at summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be received by March 11, 2016. Summer King, Statistician. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX16BA02EEW0200] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of extension of a currently approved information collection, (1028–0103). AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2016–279 Filed 1–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are notifying the public that we SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Jan 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 to take this opportunity to comment on this ICR. This collection is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2016. To ensure that your comments on this ICR are considered, OMB must receive them on or before February 10, 2016. DATES: E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 1198 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 6 / Monday, January 11, 2016 / Notices 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 1028–0103 USA National Phenology Network—The Nature’s Notebook Plant and Animal Observing Program’. Please also forward a copy of your comments and suggestions 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) 648–7195 (fax); or gs-info_collections@ usgs.gov (email). Please reference ‘OMB Information Collection 1028–0103: USA National Phenology Network—The Nature’s Notebook Plant and Animal Observing Program’ in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jake Weltzin, U.S. Geological Survey, 325 BioSciences East, 1311 East 4th Street, Tucson, AZ 85721 (mail); (520) 626– 3821 (phone); or jweltzin@usgs.gov (email). You may also find information about this ICR at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: I. Abstract The USA National Phenology Network (USA–NPN) is a program sponsored by the USGS that uses standardized forms for tracking plant and animal activity as part of a project called Nature’s Notebook. The Nature’s Notebook forms are used to record phenology (e.g., timing of leafing or flowering of plants and reproduction or migration of animals) as part of a nationwide effort to understand and predict how plants and animals respond to environmental variation and changes in weather and climate. Contemporary data collected through Nature’s Notebook are quality-checked, described and made publicly available. Data are used to inform decision-making in a variety of contexts, including agriculture, drought monitoring, and wildfire risk assessment. Phenological information is also critical for the management of wildlife, invasive species, and agricultural pests, and for understanding and managing risks to human health and welfare, including allergies, asthma, and vector-borne diseases. Participants may contribute phenology information to Nature’s Notebook through a browser-based web application or via mobile applications for iPhone and Android operating VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Jan 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 systems, meeting GPEA requirements. The web application interface consists several components: User registration, a searchable list of 1,016 plant and animal species which can be observed; a ‘‘profile’’ for each species that contains information about the species including its description and the appropriate monitoring protocols; a series of interfaces for registering as an observer, registering a site, registering plants and animals at a site, generating datasheets to take to the field, and a data entry page that mimics the datasheets. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028–0103. Form Number: Various (12 forms). Title: USA National Phenology Network—The Nature’s Notebook Plant and Animal Observing Program. Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved information collection. Respondent Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. During the Spring and Fall seasons when phenology is changing quickly, we recommend respondents make observations once or twice per week as conditions allow. Description of Respondents: Members of the public, and state and local government workers. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: We project that 6,378 responders will register with Nature’s Notebook, and of those 638 will watch the training videos. The same 6,378 responders will contribute 2,407,120 observation records. In total, this will result in 2,414,136 responses. Estimated Time per Response: When joining the program, responders spend 13 minutes each to register and read guidelines and 83 minutes to watch all training videos. After that responders may spend about 2 minutes per record to observe and submit phenophase status record. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 82,502. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: $11,274. 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 August 7, 2015, we published a Federal Register notice (80 FR 47511) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval and soliciting comments. The comment period closed on October 6, 2015. We received no comments. PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 us and the OMB in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. Jake Weltzin, Program Manager, Status & Trends Program and Executive Director, USA National Phenology Network. [FR Doc. 2016–266 Filed 1–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [167 A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900] Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians— Amendment to Liquor Control Ordinance Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice publishes the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians Liquor Control Ordinance. The ordinance allows the Tribe to manufacture beer, and allows for the sale, distribution, and tribal taxation of beer within the jurisdiction of the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians. This Ordinance repeals and replaces the previous liquor control ordinance published in the Federal Register on June 12, 2012 (77 FR 34982). 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

 Geological Survey

[GX16BA02EEW0200]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments

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

ACTION: Notice of extension of a currently approved information 
collection, (1028-0103).

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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 to take this opportunity to comment on this ICR. This 
collection is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2016.

DATES: To ensure that your comments on this ICR are considered, OMB 
must receive them on or before February 10, 2016.

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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 1028-0103 USA National 
Phenology Network--The Nature's Notebook Plant and Animal Observing 
Program'. Please also forward a copy of your comments and suggestions 
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) 648-7195 (fax); or gs-info_collections@usgs.gov (email). Please reference `OMB Information 
Collection 1028-0103: USA National Phenology Network--The Nature's 
Notebook Plant and Animal Observing Program' in all correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jake Weltzin, U.S. Geological Survey, 
325 BioSciences East, 1311 East 4th Street, Tucson, AZ 85721 (mail); 
(520) 626-3821 (phone); or jweltzin@usgs.gov (email). You may also find 
information about this ICR at www.reginfo.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN) is a program sponsored 
by the USGS that uses standardized forms for tracking plant and animal 
activity as part of a project called Nature's Notebook. The Nature's 
Notebook forms are used to record phenology (e.g., timing of leafing or 
flowering of plants and reproduction or migration of animals) as part 
of a nationwide effort to understand and predict how plants and animals 
respond to environmental variation and changes in weather and climate. 
Contemporary data collected through Nature's Notebook are quality-
checked, described and made publicly available. Data are used to inform 
decision-making in a variety of contexts, including agriculture, 
drought monitoring, and wildfire risk assessment. Phenological 
information is also critical for the management of wildlife, invasive 
species, and agricultural pests, and for understanding and managing 
risks to human health and welfare, including allergies, asthma, and 
vector-borne diseases. Participants may contribute phenology 
information to Nature's Notebook through a browser-based web 
application or via mobile applications for iPhone and Android operating 
systems, meeting GPEA requirements. The web application interface 
consists several components: User registration, a searchable list of 
1,016 plant and animal species which can be observed; a ``profile'' for 
each species that contains information about the species including its 
description and the appropriate monitoring protocols; a series of 
interfaces for registering as an observer, registering a site, 
registering plants and animals at a site, generating datasheets to take 
to the field, and a data entry page that mimics the datasheets.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1028-0103.
    Form Number: Various (12 forms).
    Title: USA National Phenology Network--The Nature's Notebook Plant 
and Animal Observing Program.
    Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Respondent Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion. During the Spring and Fall 
seasons when phenology is changing quickly, we recommend respondents 
make observations once or twice per week as conditions allow.
    Description of Respondents: Members of the public, and state and 
local government workers.
    Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: We project that 6,378 
responders will register with Nature's Notebook, and of those 638 will 
watch the training videos. The same 6,378 responders will contribute 
2,407,120 observation records. In total, this will result in 2,414,136 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: When joining the program, responders 
spend 13 minutes each to register and read guidelines and 83 minutes to 
watch all training videos. After that responders may spend about 2 
minutes per record to observe and submit phenophase status record.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 82,502.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: 
$11,274.
    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 August 7, 2015, we published a Federal Register notice 
(80 FR 47511) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for 
approval and soliciting comments. The comment period closed on October 
6, 2015. 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 us and the OMB 
in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from 
public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done.

Jake Weltzin,
Program Manager, Status & Trends Program and Executive Director, USA 
National Phenology Network.
[FR Doc. 2016-266 Filed 1-8-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4338-11-P