Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments, 43224-43225 [2016-15657]

Download as PDF 43224 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 127 / Friday, July 1, 2016 / Notices II. Background To help us carry out our conservation responsibilities for affected species, and in consideration of section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), along with Executive Order 13576, ‘‘Delivering an Efficient, Effective, and Accountable Government,’’ and the President’s Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies of January 21, 2009—Transparency and Open Government (74 FR 4685; January 26, 2009), which call on all Federal agencies to promote openness and transparency in Government by disclosing information to the public, we invite public comment on these permit applications before final action is taken. Under the MMPA, you may request a hearing on any MMPA application received. If you request a hearing, give specific reasons why a hearing would be appropriate. The holding of such a hearing is at the discretion of the Service Director. III. Permit Applications A. Endangered Species asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Applicant: Omar Gonzalez, Valley Center, CA; PRT–85788B The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance species propagation or survival: yellow-crested cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea), citron-crested cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea citrinocristata), Cuban amazon (Amazona leucocephala), golden conure (Guaruba guarouba), great green macaw (Ara ambiguus), military macaw (Ara militaris), and blue-throated macaw (Ara glaucogularis). This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Jkt 238001 B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Applicant: Laura Graham, Guelph, Ontario, Canada; PRT–90060B The applicant requests a permit for take of captive-bred polar bears (Ursus maritimus) for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 3-year period. Concurrent with publishing this notice in the Federal Register, we are forwarding copies of the above applications to the Marine Mammal Commission and the Committee of Scientific Advisors for their review. Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. BILLING CODE 4333–15–P The applicant requests reissuance of their permit for scientific research with two captive-born giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) and their offspring currently held under loan agreement with the Government of China and under provision of the USFWS Giant Panda Policy. The proposed research will cover all aspects of behavior, reproductive physiology, genetics, nutrition, and animal health and is a continuation of activities currently in progress. This notice covers activities conducted over a period of 5years. 19:05 Jun 30, 2016 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 1028–0107, Economic Contribution of Federal Investments in Restoration of Degraded, Damaged, or Destroyed Ecosystems’ in all correspondence. [FR Doc. 2016–15604 Filed 6–30–16; 8:45 am] Atlanta Fulton County Zoo, Inc., Atlanta, GA; PRT–008519 VerDate Sep<11>2014 Applicant: Bryan Moyer, Albrightsville, PA; PRT–99217B The applicant requests a permit to import a sport-hunted trophy of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) culled from a captive herd maintained under the management program of the Republic of South Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey [GX13SB00C2G9100] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of a renewal of a currently approved information collection (1028–0107). 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 November 30, 2016. DATES: To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive them on or before August 30, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection to the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Catherine Cullinane Thomas, Fort Collins Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 2150 Centre Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80526 (mail); 970–226–9164 (phone); or ccullinanethomas@usgs.gov (email). You may also find information about this ICR at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Federal investments in ecosystem restoration projects protect Federal trusts, ensure public health and safety, and preserve and enhance essential ecosystem services. These investments also generate business activity and create jobs. The Economic Impacts of Ecosystem Restoration project aims to increase the availability of information on the costs and activities associated with ecosystem restoration, and to gauge the economic effects of these investments to local economies. The project is comprised of a series of case studies that quantify the economic impacts of restoration projects. The case studies include examples of collaboratively funded and managed projects to restore a wide range of degraded, damaged, or destroyed ecosystems. In addition to providing improved information on the economic impacts of restoration, these case studies highlight DOI restoration efforts and tell personalized stories about each project and the communities that are positively affected by restoration activities. Project methods include the collection of primary expenditure data and economic input/output modeling. Results from the first phase of case studies are available online at https:// www.fort.usgs.gov/economic-impactsrestoration and in a USGS report titled ‘Estimating the economic impacts of ecosystem restoration—methods and case studies’. The report provides a detailed description of the methods used to estimate economic impacts of case study projects and also provides suggestions, lessons learned, and tradeoffs between potential analysis methods. This second phase of case studies aims to refine the survey methods and fill in some data gaps on specific types of restoration activities. E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 127 / Friday, July 1, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028–0107. Form Number: NA. Title: Economic Contribution of Federal Investments in Restoration of Degraded, Damaged, or Destroyed Ecosystems. Type of Request: Renewal of existing information collection. Affected Public: DOI restoration project managers and contractors working on selected case study restoration projects. Respondent’s Obligation: None. Participation is voluntary. Frequency of Collection: One time only. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: We expect to do up to 10 case studies per year. This will result in approximately 10 responses by project managers and approximately 30 responses by contractors, for a total of 40 responses per year. Most of the project managers are expected to be Federal employees. Estimated Time per Response: Restoration project managers will complete a project summary survey and an expenditure survey, and will work with the USGS to coordinate contact with project contractors. It is expected that it will take project managers up to 4 hours to complete this activity. Project contractors will complete an expenditure survey. It is expected that it will take contractors no more than 1 hour to complete this activity. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: Total estimated annual burden for this collection is no more than 70 hours per year. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Jun 30, 2016 Jkt 238001 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. William Lellis, Acting Associate Director, Ecosystems. [FR Doc. 2016–15657 Filed 6–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCON04000 L16100000.DT0000–16X] Notice of Availability of the Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendment and Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Roan Plateau Planning Area, Colorado Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment and Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Roan Plateau planning area and by this notice announces its availability. DATES: BLM planning regulations state that any person who meets the conditions identified in the regulations may protest the BLM’s Proposed RMP Amendment/Final Supplemental EIS. A person who meets the conditions and files a protest must file the protest within 30 days of the date that the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Roan Plateau Proposed RMP Amendment/Final Supplemental EIS have been sent to affected Federal, State and local government agencies and to other stakeholders. Copies of the Proposed RMP Amendment/Final Supplemental SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43225 EIS are also available for public inspection at the Colorado River Valley Field Office, 2300 River Frontage Road, Silt, CO 81652. Interested persons may also review the Proposed RMP Amendment/Final Supplemental EIS on the Internet at www.blm.gov/co/st/en/ BLM_Programs/land_use_planning/ rmp/roan_plateau.html. All protests must be in writing and mailed to one of the following addresses: Regular Mail: BLM Director (210), Attention: Protest Coordinator, P.O. Box 71383, Washington, DC 20024–1383. Overnight Delivery: BLM Director (210), Attention: Protest Coordinator, 20 M Street SE., Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20003. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Larson, Project Manager; telephone (970) 876–9048; see Colorado River Valley Field Office address above; email glarson@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, seven 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 BLM prepared the Roan Plateau Proposed RMP Amendment/Final Supplemental EIS to evaluate a range of management decisions for resources, resource uses, and special designations in the planning area. The Proposed RMP/Final Supplemental EIS also responds to a June 22, 2012, ruling by the United States District Court for the District of Colorado remanding the 2007 Roan Plateau Record of Decision. The Court set aside the 2007 Roan Plateau RMP Amendment and remanded the matter to the BLM for further action in accordance with the Court’s decision. In particular, the Court found that the Final EIS was deficient insofar as it failed to adequately address the: (i) ‘‘Community Alternative’’ that various local governments, environmental organizations and individual members of the public recommended during the planning process leading up to the 2007 plan amendment; (ii) Cumulative airquality impacts of the RMP Amendment decision in conjunction with anticipated oil and gas development on private lands outside the Roan Plateau planning area; and (iii) Issue of potential ozone impacts from proposed oil and gas development. Based on the Court’s ruling and new information available since the BLM developed the Final EIS, E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 127 (Friday, July 1, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43224-43225]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-15657]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey

[GX13SB00C2G9100]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments

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

ACTION: Notice of a renewal of a currently approved information 
collection (1028-0107).

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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 November 30, 2016.

DATES: To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive 
them on or before August 30, 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 1028-0107, Economic Contribution of Federal 
Investments in Restoration of Degraded, Damaged, or Destroyed 
Ecosystems' in all correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Cullinane Thomas, Fort 
Collins Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 2150 Centre Ave., Fort 
Collins, CO 80526 (mail); 970-226-9164 (phone); or 
ccullinanethomas@usgs.gov (email). You may also find information about 
this ICR at www.reginfo.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Federal investments in ecosystem restoration projects protect 
Federal trusts, ensure public health and safety, and preserve and 
enhance essential ecosystem services. These investments also generate 
business activity and create jobs. The Economic Impacts of Ecosystem 
Restoration project aims to increase the availability of information on 
the costs and activities associated with ecosystem restoration, and to 
gauge the economic effects of these investments to local economies. The 
project is comprised of a series of case studies that quantify the 
economic impacts of restoration projects. The case studies include 
examples of collaboratively funded and managed projects to restore a 
wide range of degraded, damaged, or destroyed ecosystems. In addition 
to providing improved information on the economic impacts of 
restoration, these case studies highlight DOI restoration efforts and 
tell personalized stories about each project and the communities that 
are positively affected by restoration activities. Project methods 
include the collection of primary expenditure data and economic input/
output modeling. Results from the first phase of case studies are 
available online at https://www.fort.usgs.gov/economic-impacts-restoration and in a USGS report titled `Estimating the economic 
impacts of ecosystem restoration--methods and case studies'. The report 
provides a detailed description of the methods used to estimate 
economic impacts of case study projects and also provides suggestions, 
lessons learned, and trade-offs between potential analysis methods. 
This second phase of case studies aims to refine the survey methods and 
fill in some data gaps on specific types of restoration activities.

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II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1028-0107.
    Form Number: NA.
    Title: Economic Contribution of Federal Investments in Restoration 
of Degraded, Damaged, or Destroyed Ecosystems.
    Type of Request: Renewal of existing information collection.
    Affected Public: DOI restoration project managers and contractors 
working on selected case study restoration projects.
    Respondent's Obligation: None. Participation is voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: One time only.
    Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: We expect to do up to 
10 case studies per year. This will result in approximately 10 
responses by project managers and approximately 30 responses by 
contractors, for a total of 40 responses per year. Most of the project 
managers are expected to be Federal employees.
    Estimated Time per Response: Restoration project managers will 
complete a project summary survey and an expenditure survey, and will 
work with the USGS to coordinate contact with project contractors. It 
is expected that it will take project managers up to 4 hours to 
complete this activity. Project contractors will complete an 
expenditure survey. It is expected that it will take contractors no 
more than 1 hour to complete this activity.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: Total estimated annual burden for 
this collection is no more than 70 hours per year.
    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.

William Lellis,
Acting Associate Director, Ecosystems.
[FR Doc. 2016-15657 Filed 6-30-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4338-11-P