Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments, 39710 [2016-14365]

Download as PDF 39710 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 117 / Friday, June 17, 2016 / Notices portions of the State under the regular CDBG program and all of the other areas of the most impacted counties not covered by the CDBG entitlement communities getting a direct grant. For example, the geography served by Livingston County, South Carolina includes one or more communities that cross over into Richland County, South Carolina. Because those communities participate with the Livingston County CDBG program and not the Richland County CDBG program, their need is reflected in the award to Livingston County. In addition, a number of incorporated towns in Richland County are served by the State CDBG program and the data for those communities were factored into the grant to the South Carolina State government and not the grant to the Richland County Urban County. [FR Doc. 2016–14110 Filed 6–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey [GX16CD00B951000] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of a revision of a currently approved information collection (1028–0097). 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 October 31, 2016. SUMMARY: To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive them on or before August 16, 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 1028–0097, State Water Resources Research Institute Program Annual Application, National Competitive Grants and Reporting’’ in all correspondence. sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Earl Greene, Chief, Office of External VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Jun 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 Research, U.S. Geological Survey, 5522 Research Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21228 (mail); 443–498–5505 (phone); eagreene@usgs.gov (email). You may also find information about this ICR at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended (42 U.S.C. 10301 et seq.), authorizes a research institute water resources or center in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa. There are currently 54 such institutes, one in each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. The institute in Guam is a regional institute serving Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Each of the 54 institutes submits an annual application for an allotment grant, national competitive grants, and provides an annual report on its activities under the grant. The State Water Resources Research Institute Program issues an annual call for applications from the institutes to support plans to promote research, training, information dissemination, and other activities meeting the needs of the States and Nation. The State Water Resources Research Institute Program also issues an annual call for competitive grants to focus on water problems and issues of a regional or interstate nature beyond those of concern only to a single State. The U.S. Geological Survey has been designated as the administrator of the provisions of the Act. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028–0097. Form Number: NA. Title: State Water Resources Research Institute Program Annual Application, National Competitive Grants and Reporting. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: The state water resources research institutes authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1983, as amended, and listed at http:// water.usgs.gov/wrri/index.php. Respondent’s Obligation: Necessary to obtain benefits. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: We expect to receive 54 applications and award 54 grants per year from State and local governments PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 for the annual applications. We also expect to receive 65 applications from individuals and award 4 grants per year for the national competitive grants. Estimated Time per Response: 10,320 hours. This includes 100 hours per government applicant to prepare and submit the annual application; 40 hours per individual applicant to prepare and submit the national competitive grant application and 40 hours (total) per grantee to complete the annual reports. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 10,320. 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. Earl A. Greene, Chief, Office of External Research. [FR Doc. 2016–14365 Filed 6–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey

[GX16CD00B951000]


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 (1028-0097).

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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 October 31, 2016.

DATES: To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive 
them on or before August 16, 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 1028-0097, State Water Resources Research 
Institute Program Annual Application, National Competitive Grants and 
Reporting'' in all correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Earl Greene, Chief, Office of External 
Research, U.S. Geological Survey, 5522 Research Park Drive, Baltimore, 
MD 21228 (mail); 443-498-5505 (phone); eagreene@usgs.gov (email). You 
may also find information about this ICR at www.reginfo.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended (42 U.S.C. 
10301 et seq.), authorizes a research institute water resources or 
center in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, 
the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa. There 
are currently 54 such institutes, one in each state, the District of 
Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. The institute 
in Guam is a regional institute serving Guam, the Federated States of 
Micronesia, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Each 
of the 54 institutes submits an annual application for an allotment 
grant, national competitive grants, and provides an annual report on 
its activities under the grant. The State Water Resources Research 
Institute Program issues an annual call for applications from the 
institutes to support plans to promote research, training, information 
dissemination, and other activities meeting the needs of the States and 
Nation. The State Water Resources Research Institute Program also 
issues an annual call for competitive grants to focus on water problems 
and issues of a regional or interstate nature beyond those of concern 
only to a single State. The U.S. Geological Survey has been designated 
as the administrator of the provisions of the Act.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1028-0097.
    Form Number: NA.
    Title: State Water Resources Research Institute Program Annual 
Application, National Competitive Grants and Reporting.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: The state water resources research institutes 
authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1983, as amended, and 
listed at http://water.usgs.gov/wrri/index.php.
    Respondent's Obligation: Necessary to obtain benefits.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: We expect to receive 54 
applications and award 54 grants per year from State and local 
governments for the annual applications. We also expect to receive 65 
applications from individuals and award 4 grants per year for the 
national competitive grants.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10,320 hours. This includes 100 hours 
per government applicant to prepare and submit the annual application; 
40 hours per individual applicant to prepare and submit the national 
competitive grant application and 40 hours (total) per grantee to 
complete the annual reports.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 10,320.
    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.

Earl A. Greene,
Chief, Office of External Research.
[FR Doc. 2016-14365 Filed 6-16-16; 8:45 am]
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