Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on the Assessing Public Views of Waterfowl-Related Topics To Inform the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, 57929-57930 [2016-19879]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 164 / Wednesday, August 24, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Abstract: As of July 23, 2016, the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) is the sole CBP-authorized electronic data interchange (EDI) system for processing electronic entry and entry summary filings of certain entry types. Pursuant to Executive Order 13659, a deadline of December 31, 2016, was established for participating Federal agencies to have capabilities, agreements, and other requirements in place to utilize the International Trade Data System (ITDS) and supporting systems, such as ACE, as the primary means of receiving from users the standard set of data and other relevant documentation (exclusive of applications for permits, licenses, or certifications) required for the release of imported cargo and clearance of cargo for export. See 79 FR 10655 (February 25, 2014). ACE supports government agencies and the trade community with border-related missions with respect to moving goods across the border efficiently and securely. Once ACE is fully implemented, all related CBP trade functions and the trade community will be supported from a single common user interface. In order to establish an ACE Portal account, participants submit information such as their name, their employer identification number (EIN) or social security number, and if applicable, a statement certifying their capability to connect to the Internet. This information is submitted through the ACE Secure Data Portal which is accessible at: http://www.cbp.gov/trade/ automated. CBP is proposing to add the capability of electronically filing protests to ACE. A protest is a procedure whereby a private party may administratively challenge a CBP decision regarding imported merchandise and certain other CBP decisions. Trade members wishing to establish a protest filer account will need to submit the following data elements: 1. Organization Information a. Protest Filer Number (EIN, SSN, or CBP Assigned Number) b. Organization Name c. Organization Type d. End of Fiscal Year (month and day) e. Mailing Address 2. ACE Account Owner Information a. Name b. Date of Birth c. Email Address d. Telephone Number e. Fax Number (optional) f. Account Owner address if different from Company Address 3. Filing Notification Point of Contact a. Name b. Email address VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:16 Aug 23, 2016 Jkt 238001 Current Actions: CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with a change to the burden hours resulting from the addition of a new application for protest filers to establish an ACE Portal account. There are no proposed changes to the existing ACE Portal application, or changes to the burden hours, for other ACE accounts. Type of Review: Extension (with change). Affected Public: Businesses. Application to ACE (Import) Estimated Number of Respondents: 21,100. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 21,100. Estimated Time per Response: .33 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,963. Application to ACE (Export) Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,000. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 9,000. Estimated Time per Response: .066 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 594. Application to ACE (Protest) Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,750. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 3,750. Estimated Time per Response: .066 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 248. Dated: August 18, 2016. Seth Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2016–20184 Filed 8–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX16RB00FXBRD00] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on the Assessing Public Views of Waterfowl-Related Topics To Inform the North American Waterfowl Management Plan U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of a new information collection, Assessing Public Views of Waterfowl-Related Topics to Inform the AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57929 North American Waterfowl Management Plan. 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 and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this ICR. DATES: To ensure that your comments on this ICR are considered, OMB must receive them on or before September 23, 2016. 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–NEW Assessing Public Views of Waterfowl-Related Topics to Inform the North American Waterfowl Management Plan’. 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–NEW: Assessing Public Views of Waterfowl-Related Topics to Inform the North American Waterfowl Management Plan’ in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Holly Miller, Fort Collins Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 2150 Centre Ave., Bldg. C, Fort Collins, CO 80526 (mail); 970–226–9133 (phone); or millerh@usgs.gov (email). You may also find information about this ICR at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) is an international agreement signed by the United States Secretary of the Interior, the Canadian Minister of the Environment, and the Mexican Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources. NAWMP lays out a strategy to restore waterfowl populations in North America through habitat protection, restoration, and enhancement. The 2012 revised goals of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 57930 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 164 / Wednesday, August 24, 2016 / Notices NAWMP focused for the first time on people as well as waterfowl and their habitats. Specifically, the plan states that ‘‘The needs and desires of people [as they relate to waterfowl] must be clearly understood and explicitly addressed’’ and calls for more human dimensions research with waterfowl hunters, viewers, and the general public. The plan recognizes the interconnectedness of waterfowl, their habitat, and stakeholders. Without human dimensions information, NAWMP objectives may not reflect stakeholder and societal values, and management and policy decisions may lead to actions that could be either irrelevant or counter to stakeholder and societal expectations. To meet the goals set forth in the 2012 NAWMP revision, the NAWMP Human Dimensions Working Group has asked the USGS to conduct a mail survey to assess the general public’s awareness and perceptions of waterfowl and wetlands, as well as measure participation in recreational activities, conservation behaviors, how people obtain information on nature-related issues, and demographics. Demographics voluntarily collected on the survey will include gender, education, income, and race/ethnicity. Additionally, a representative sample of names and mailing addresses from the general public will be purchased from a survey sampling company which uses publically available information to construct sample lists. To protect the confidentiality and privacy of survey respondents, the demographic information from the survey will not be associated with any respondent’s name or mailing address at any time and will only be analyzed and reported in aggregate. Demographic information collected on the survey will be used to understand if any segments of the American public hold differing views on waterfowl and waterfowl-related topics. For example, there may be differences in awareness and perceptions of waterfowl and wetlands or in participation in recreational activities between men and women. This will enable waterfowl managers and policymakers to better understand and be more responsive to the varied stakeholders they are serving. The data from the survey will be aggregated and statistically analyzed and the results will be published in publically available USGS reports. The USGS Ecosystems Mission Area is conducting this effort as it aligns with their mission to ‘‘work with others to provide the scientific understanding and technologies needed to support the VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:16 Aug 23, 2016 Jkt 238001 sound management and conservation of our Nation’s biological resources.’’ Specifically, the Ecosystems Mission Area ‘‘enters into partnerships with scientific collaborators to produce highquality scientific information and partnerships with the users of scientific information to ensure this information’s relevance and application to real problems.’’ II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028–NEW. Title: Assessing Public Views of Waterfowl-Related Topics to Inform the North American Waterfowl Management Plan. Type of Request: Approval of new information collection. Respondent Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: One time only. Description of Respondents: General public. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 1,400. Estimated Time per Response: We estimate that it will take 20 minutes per person to complete the full survey and 5 minutes per person to complete the non-response survey. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 366. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: There are no ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this collection of information. 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. Until the OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obliged to respond. Comments: On June 30, 2015, we published a Federal Register notice (80 FR 37292) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval and soliciting comments. The comment period closed on August 31, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 the OMB in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. Dated: August 16, 2016. Rudy Schuster, Fort Collins Science Center Director (Acting). [FR Doc. 2016–19879 Filed 8–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLIDI00000.L10200000.PH0000 LXSS024D0000 241A 4500088890] Notice of Public Meeting, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below. DATES: The Idaho Falls District RAC will meet in Salmon, Idaho, September 20– 21, 2016 for a two-day meeting. The first day will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Public Lands Center, 1206 South Challis, Salmon, Idaho 83401. The second day will begin at same location starting at 8:00 a.m. adjourning at 1:30 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend. All meetings are open to the public. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The first day will be held at the office beginning at 10:30 a.m. The agenda includes the following topics: a resource management plan (RMP) update and discussion on public collaboration in that process; discussion on the Western States Wolverine Conservation Project; the Salmon/Challis Vegetation Environmental Assessment Process; Sage-grouse Updates; Wilderness Planning Updates and; Pocatello Field Office’s request for assistance as they SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 164 (Wednesday, August 24, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

 Geological Survey

[GX16RB00FXBRD00]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on 
the Assessing Public Views of Waterfowl-Related Topics To Inform the 
North American Waterfowl Management Plan

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

ACTION: Notice of a new information collection, Assessing Public Views 
of Waterfowl-Related Topics to Inform the North American Waterfowl 
Management Plan.

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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 and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to 
comment on this ICR.

DATES: To ensure that your comments on this ICR are considered, OMB 
must receive them on or before September 23, 2016.

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-NEW Assessing Public 
Views of Waterfowl-Related Topics to Inform the North American 
Waterfowl Management Plan'. 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-NEW: Assessing Public Views of Waterfowl-Related Topics 
to Inform the North American Waterfowl Management Plan' in all 
correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Holly Miller, Fort Collins Science 
Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 2150 Centre Ave., Bldg. C, Fort 
Collins, CO 80526 (mail); 970-226-9133 (phone); or millerh@usgs.gov 
(email). You may also find information about this ICR at 
www.reginfo.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    I. Abstract
    The North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) is an 
international agreement signed by the United States Secretary of the 
Interior, the Canadian Minister of the Environment, and the Mexican 
Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources. NAWMP lays out a 
strategy to restore waterfowl populations in North America through 
habitat protection, restoration, and enhancement. The 2012 revised 
goals of

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NAWMP focused for the first time on people as well as waterfowl and 
their habitats. Specifically, the plan states that ``The needs and 
desires of people [as they relate to waterfowl] must be clearly 
understood and explicitly addressed'' and calls for more human 
dimensions research with waterfowl hunters, viewers, and the general 
public. The plan recognizes the interconnectedness of waterfowl, their 
habitat, and stakeholders. Without human dimensions information, NAWMP 
objectives may not reflect stakeholder and societal values, and 
management and policy decisions may lead to actions that could be 
either irrelevant or counter to stakeholder and societal expectations.
    To meet the goals set forth in the 2012 NAWMP revision, the NAWMP 
Human Dimensions Working Group has asked the USGS to conduct a mail 
survey to assess the general public's awareness and perceptions of 
waterfowl and wetlands, as well as measure participation in 
recreational activities, conservation behaviors, how people obtain 
information on nature-related issues, and demographics. Demographics 
voluntarily collected on the survey will include gender, education, 
income, and race/ethnicity. Additionally, a representative sample of 
names and mailing addresses from the general public will be purchased 
from a survey sampling company which uses publically available 
information to construct sample lists. To protect the confidentiality 
and privacy of survey respondents, the demographic information from the 
survey will not be associated with any respondent's name or mailing 
address at any time and will only be analyzed and reported in 
aggregate.
    Demographic information collected on the survey will be used to 
understand if any segments of the American public hold differing views 
on waterfowl and waterfowl-related topics. For example, there may be 
differences in awareness and perceptions of waterfowl and wetlands or 
in participation in recreational activities between men and women. This 
will enable waterfowl managers and policymakers to better understand 
and be more responsive to the varied stakeholders they are serving. The 
data from the survey will be aggregated and statistically analyzed and 
the results will be published in publically available USGS reports.
    The USGS Ecosystems Mission Area is conducting this effort as it 
aligns with their mission to ``work with others to provide the 
scientific understanding and technologies needed to support the sound 
management and conservation of our Nation's biological resources.'' 
Specifically, the Ecosystems Mission Area ``enters into partnerships 
with scientific collaborators to produce high-quality scientific 
information and partnerships with the users of scientific information 
to ensure this information's relevance and application to real 
problems.''

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1028-NEW.
    Title: Assessing Public Views of Waterfowl-Related Topics to Inform 
the North American Waterfowl Management Plan.
    Type of Request: Approval of new information collection.
    Respondent Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: One time only.
    Description of Respondents: General public.
    Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 1,400.
    Estimated Time per Response: We estimate that it will take 20 
minutes per person to complete the full survey and 5 minutes per person 
to complete the non-response survey.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 366.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: 
There are no ``non-hour cost'' burdens associated with this collection 
of information.
    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. Until the OMB approves a collection 
of information, you are not obliged to respond.
    Comments: On June 30, 2015, we published a Federal Register notice 
(80 FR 37292) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for 
approval and soliciting comments. The comment period closed on August 
31, 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 the OMB in your 
comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public 
review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done.

    Dated: August 16, 2016.
Rudy Schuster,
Fort Collins Science Center Director (Acting).
[FR Doc. 2016-19879 Filed 8-23-16; 8:45 am]
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