Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; UCAN Survey-National Initiative To Understand and Connect Americans and Nature, 6536-6537 [2016-02352]

Download as PDF 6536 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 25 / Monday, February 8, 2016 / Notices information collection described in Section A. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Validating Estimates of CPD Grantee Accrued Expenses. Information collection Number of respondents OMB Approval Number: 2506—New. Type of Request: New. Form Number: N/A. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Respondents: Grantees. Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hour per response Estimated Number of Respondents: 200. Estimated Number of Responses: 200. Frequency of Response: Yearly. Average Hours per Response: 4hrs. Total Estimated Burdens: 4hrs. Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost 200 Total ............... Annually ................ 200 4 4 0.00 0.00 200 Annually ................ 200 4 4 0.00 0.00 B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. 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. 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. DATES: You must submit comments on or before March 9, 2016. 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–UCAN Survey’’ in the subject line of your comments. SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 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: Fish and Wildlife Service Information Collection Request [FWS–R5–NCTC–2016–N018; FF09X35000– 167–FXGO16610900600] OMB Control Number: 1018—New. Title: UCAN Survey—National Initiative to Understand and Connect Americans and Nature. Service Form Number: None. Type of Request: Request for a new OMB control number. Description of Respondents: Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,950. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Dated: February 2, 2016. Harriet Tregoning, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. [FR Doc. 2016–02388 Filed 2–5–16; 8:45 am] asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4210–67–P Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; UCAN Survey— National Initiative To Understand and Connect Americans and Nature Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Feb 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency of Collection: One time. Estimated Number of Responses: 8,950. Completion Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,983. Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. Abstract: Nature and the outdoors have always been an important part of the fabric of American life. However, there are major questions about the present and future role of nature and the outdoors in our increasingly diverse, technologically oriented, and rapidly changing society. For our programs to remain relevant to American life today and tomorrow, we must be aware of public sentiment toward the part nature plays in the quality of our lifestyles. It is for these reasons that we plan to use a quantitative survey to collect information on the attitudes that the public maintains towards the natural environment; the effects of contact with nature on participants’ health and quality of life; the extent of contact with nature and obstacles to greater contact with nature; general knowledge of nature and wildlife; concerns toward selected environmental issues; and socio-demographic variables. Results will help improve the design and delivery of new or existing programs aimed at engaging the public in naturerelated activities (e.g., outreach and educational programming at national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries). Comments Received and Our Responses On May 19, 2015, we published in the Federal Register (80 FR 28638) a notice of our intent to request that OMB approve this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on July 20, 2015. We received one comment. The commenter objected to the use of taxpayer dollars for the survey, but did not address the information collection requirements. We did not make any changes to the survey based on this comment. E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 25 / Monday, February 8, 2016 / 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 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 and us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. Dated: February 2, 2016. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2016–02352 Filed 2–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary [15XD5141GM DGM000000.000000 6100.241A0 DN18000000] Proposed Appointment to the National Indian Gaming Commission Office of the Secretary, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act provides for a threeperson National Indian Gaming Commission. One member, the Chair, is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. Two associate members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary). Before appointing members, the Secretary is required to provide public notice of a proposed appointment and allow a comment period. Notice is hereby given of the proposed appointment of Kathryn Isom-Clause as an associate member of the National Indian Gaming Commission for a term of 3 years. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Feb 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 Submit comments on or before March 9, 2016. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Director, Office of the Executive Secretariat and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Mail Stop 7328, Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Hoenig, National Indian Gaming Commission, c/o Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Mail Stop 1621, Washington, DC 20240; telephone (202) 632–7003; facsimile (202) 632–7066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq., established the National Indian Gaming Commission (Commission), composed of three fulltime members. Commission members serve for a term of 3 years. The Chair is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The two associate members are appointed by the Secretary. Before appointing an associate member to the Commission, the Secretary is required to ‘‘publish in the Federal Register the name and other information the Secretary deems pertinent regarding a nominee for membership on the Commission and . . . allow a period of not less than thirty days for receipt of public comments.’’ See 25 U.S.C. 2704(b)(2)(B). The Secretary proposes to appoint Kathryn Isom-Clause as an associate member of the Commission for a term of 3 years. Ms. Isom-Clause is a citizen of the Taos Pueblo and is well qualified to be a member of the National Indian Gaming Commission by virtue of her extensive background and experience in Indian gaming, as well as a broad spectrum of other Native American issues. In her current position as Senior Counselor to the Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior, Ms. Isom-Clause provides policy guidance to the Assistant Secretary on gaming matters, including the review and analysis of revenue allocation plans, tribal-state gaming compacts, and environmental compliance issues. In addition to her work on gaming issues, Ms. Isom-Clause chairs and participates on a number of working groups and committees covering a variety of issues important to Indian Affairs. Before serving as Senior Counselor to the Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs, Ms. Isom-Clause served as an attorney representing tribal clients throughout the United States. Ms. Isom-Clause’s experience with Indian gaming specifically, as well as her wide experience in Federal Indian DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6537 law and policy, makes her a highly qualified candidate for membership on the National Indian Gaming Commission. Her extensive knowledge and experience will enrich the Commission’s deliberations and contribute to informed decisions that promote the integrity and economic viability of Indian gaming. Ms. Isom-Clause does not have any financial interests that would make her ineligible to serve on the Commission under 25 U.S.C. 2704(b)(5)(B) or (C). Any person wishing to submit comments on this proposed appointment of Kathryn Isom-Clause may submit written comments to the address listed above. Comments must be received by March 9, 2016. Dated: February 2, 2016. Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior. [FR Doc. 2016–02349 Filed 2–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4334–63–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement [S1D1S SS08011000 SX064A000 167S180110; S2D2S SS08011000 SX064A000 16XS501520] North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area, Tennessee Lands Unsuitable for Mining Draft Petition Evaluation Document and Environmental Impact Statement— OSM–EIS–37 Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Reopening of the public comment period. AGENCY: On December 11, 2015, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) announced the availability for public review and comment of the draft Petition Evaluation Document and Environmental Impact Statement (PED/ EIS) for the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area Petition to Find Certain Lands Unsuitable for Surface Coal Mining Operations. The comment period ended on January 25, 2016. After receiving multiple requests for additional time to prepare and submit comments, OSMRE has decided to reopen the comment period for submitting comments regarding the draft PED/EIS. The comment period is reopened through February 26, 2016. DATES: Electronic or written comments: OSMRE will accept electronic or written comments, data, and information in SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 25 (Monday, February 8, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6536-6537]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02352]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R5-NCTC-2016-N018; FF09X35000-167-FXGO16610900600]


Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval; UCAN Survey--National Initiative To 
Understand and Connect Americans and Nature

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. 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.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before March 9, 2016.

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-UCAN 
Survey'' 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--New.
    Title: UCAN Survey--National Initiative to Understand and Connect 
Americans and Nature.
    Service Form Number: None.
    Type of Request: Request for a new OMB control number.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,950.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: One time.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 8,950.
    Completion Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,983.
    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.
    Abstract: Nature and the outdoors have always been an important 
part of the fabric of American life. However, there are major questions 
about the present and future role of nature and the outdoors in our 
increasingly diverse, technologically oriented, and rapidly changing 
society. For our programs to remain relevant to American life today and 
tomorrow, we must be aware of public sentiment toward the part nature 
plays in the quality of our lifestyles.
    It is for these reasons that we plan to use a quantitative survey 
to collect information on the attitudes that the public maintains 
towards the natural environment; the effects of contact with nature on 
participants' health and quality of life; the extent of contact with 
nature and obstacles to greater contact with nature; general knowledge 
of nature and wildlife; concerns toward selected environmental issues; 
and socio-demographic variables. Results will help improve the design 
and delivery of new or existing programs aimed at engaging the public 
in nature-related activities (e.g., outreach and educational 
programming at national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries).

Comments Received and Our Responses

    On May 19, 2015, we published in the Federal Register (80 FR 28638) 
a notice of our intent to request that OMB approve this information 
collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending 
on July 20, 2015. We received one comment. The commenter objected to 
the use of taxpayer dollars for the survey, but did not address the 
information collection requirements. We did not make any changes to the 
survey based on this comment.

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

    Dated: February 2, 2016.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-02352 Filed 2-5-16; 8:45 am]
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