Proposed Information Collection; Backcountry/Wilderness Use Permit, 63203-63204 [2016-22010]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 178 / Wednesday, September 14, 2016 / Notices had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, may submit written statements to the Council Designated Federal Officer up to 30 days subsequent to the meeting. Meeting Minutes Summary minutes of the conference will be maintained by the Council Designated Federal Officer (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). They will be available for public inspection within 90 days of the meeting, and will be posted on the Council’s Web site at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc. the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. The meeting is open to the public; however, transportation, lodging, and meals are the responsibility of the participating individuals. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to leave a message or question for the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours. Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4–1 Joshua Winchell, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Jenna Whitlock, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. 2016–22055 Filed 9–13–16; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2016–22179 Filed 9–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management National Park Service [16X L1109AF LLUT980300– L13100000.XZ0000–24–1A] [NPS–WASO–VRP–WS–21876; PPWOVPADW0, PPMPRLE1Y.LB0000 (166)] Utah Resource Advisory Council Meeting Proposed Information Collection; Backcountry/Wilderness Use Permit Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will host a meeting. DATES: On Oct. 17, 2016, the RAC will take a field tour of the San Rafael Desert Master Leasing Plan project area from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Attendance is optional. On Oct. 18, the RAC will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: On Oct. 18, the RAC will meet at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum, 1765 E. Main Street, Green River, Utah 84525. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you wish to attend the field tour, contact Lola Bird, Public Affairs Specialist, Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101; phone (801) 539–4033; or, lbird@ blm.gov no later than Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda topics will include the San Rafael Desert Master Leasing Plan and sage-grouse plan grazing thresholds. A half-hour public comment period will take place on Oct. 18 from 12:30– 1:00 p.m., where the public may address the RAC. Written comments may also be sent to the BLM at the address listed in SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:55 Sep 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 National Park Service, Interior. Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: We (National Park Service, NPS) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act 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 IC is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2017. We may not conduct or sponsor a survey, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC, we must receive them by November 14, 2016. SUMMARY: Send your comments on the IC to Madonna L. Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS–242, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); or madonna_baucum@nps.gov (email). Please include ‘‘1024–0022’’ in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this IC, contact Roger Semler, Chief, Wilderness Stewardship Division, ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63203 Visitor & Resource Protection Directorate, National Park Service, 1201 I Street NW., Room 940, Washington, DC 20005 (mail); or roger_semler@ nps.gov (email). Please include ‘‘1024– 0022’’ in the subject line. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract In 1976, the NPS initiated a backcountry registration system in accordance with the regulations found at 36 CFR 1.5, 1.6 and 2.10. The objective of the registration system is to provide users access to backcountry and wilderness areas of national parks with continuing opportunities for solitude and primitive and unconfined recreation, while enhancing protection of natural and cultural resources and providing a means of disseminating public safety and outdoor ethics messages regarding backcountry/ wilderness travel and camping. NPS backcountry/wilderness program managers, by designating access and travel routes and camping locations, can redistribute backcountry/wilderness users in response to closures and public use adverse impacts to natural and cultural resources. The system also facilitates redistribution of backcountry/ wilderness users due to public safety hazards related to high fire danger, flood, wind, snow or ice hazards hazard, bear activity, or other situations that may temporarily close or restrict access to a portion of the backcountry/ wilderness. The NPS uses the registration system as a means of ensuring backcountry/ wilderness users receive up-to-date information on outdoor ethics which minimize social and resource impacts including, but not limited to, sanitation procedures, food storage, campfire use, campsite selection, as well as wildlife activity, trail conditions and weather forecasts to address concerns for visitor safety. Data collected through the registration process is also an important source of information for first responders in the event of an emergency requiring deployment of search and rescue personnel to backcountry/ wilderness areas. The registration system also serves to document the spatial and temporal extent, distribution and demographics associated with backcountry/wilderness use and social considerations and perceptions of backcountry/wilderness visitors. All of this information serves as an important resource that informs backcountry and wilderness management and stewardship planning, decision making, and operations. The Backcountry/Wilderness Use Permit is an extension of the NPS E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 63204 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 178 / Wednesday, September 14, 2016 / Notices statutory authority responsibility to protect the park areas it administers and to manage the public use thereof (54 U.S.C. 100101, 100751, 3210102). NPS regulations codified in 36 CFR parts 1 through 7, 12 and 13 are designated to implement statutory mandates that provide for resource protection and pubic enjoyment. NPS Forms 10–404, ‘‘Backcountry/Wilderness Use Permit Application’’ and 10–404A, ‘‘Backcountry/Wilderness Use Permit Hangtag’’ are the primary forms used to provide access into NPS backcountry areas including those areas that require a reservation to enter where use limits are imposed in accordance with other NPS regulations. Such permitting enhances the ability to the NPS to educate users on potential hazards, search and rescue efforts, and resource protection. summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this IC. 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 us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: September 8, 2016. Madonna L. Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2016–22010 Filed 9–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–EH–P II. Data DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR OMB Control Number: 1024–0022. Expiration Date: May 31, 2016. Title: Backcountry/Wilderness Use Permit (36 CFR 1.5, 1.6, and 2.10). Service Form Numbers: NPS Forms 10–404, Backcountry/Wilderness Use Permit’’ and 10–404A, ‘‘Backcountry/ Wilderness Use Permit Hangtag’’. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection of information. Description of Respondents: Individuals wishing to use backcountry and wilderness areas within national parks. Estimated Average Number of Responses: 285,000. Frequency of Response: 1 per respondent. Estimated Average Time Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden: 23,750 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Bureau of Reclamation asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Comments We 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. We will include or VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:55 Sep 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 [RR03250000; XXXR4079V1; RA.R3441003.0960000] Notice of Cancellation To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the San Carlos Irrigation Project, Arizona Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is terminating preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the San Carlos Irrigation Project. The proposed project scope has been modified, and Reclamation has determined that an Environmental Assessment (EA) rather than an EIS is the appropriate level of environmental documentation for the proposed action. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Sean Heath at (623) 773–6250, or email at sheath@usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed project includes rehabilitation and modernization of San Carlos Irrigation Project Joint Works and District Works irrigation canals. Primary components of the rehabilitation are the lining of all or most of the main canals with concrete to reduce seepage and evaporation losses from the system, the modification of the canal prism (crosssections and profiles) to increase system efficiency, the inclusion of a water storage facility, and modernized measurement and control amenities to improve delivery service. To protect and preserve the new lined conveyance system, separate storm water drainage SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 facilities would be dedicated to cross drainage storm water management. A Notice of Intent to prepare the EIS for the San Carlos Irrigation Project was published in the Federal Register on August 31, 2010 (75 FR 53332). The proposed action was originally scoped as an EIS. Publication of the Federal Register notice was followed with a scoping letter to potentially interested individuals, organizations, tribes, and agencies, and posting of the notice on Reclamation’s Phoenix Area Office Web site. In addition, a news release was submitted to 12 news media outlets. Two public scoping meetings were held to solicit public comment. Reclamation received nine comment letters regarding the proposed action, none of which identified potentially significant effects to the human environment. The Notice of Intent described a proposal to rehabilitate and line up to 40 miles of major canals, such as the Florence-Casa Grande, Casa Grande, and North Side canals, along with construction of new check structures and cross-drainage features. During preparation of the EIS, a new alternative was subsequently developed that would reduce potential environmental impacts of the project. The new alternative would accommodate the delivery of irrigation flows during construction, thereby reducing potential adverse impacts to sensitive riparian habitat and bird species on the Gila River. Furthermore, the geographic scope of the rehabilitation was reduced from 40 miles to 25 miles. Reclamation has not identified other environmental effects of the proposed action that are potentially significant and would warrant us to consider preparation of an EIS over an EA. Based on the reduction in scope, and the limited response to solicitation of comments, Reclamation has determined that an EA is the appropriate level of environmental analysis for the proposed action. Dated: September 8, 2016. Marc Maynard, Acting Regional Director, Lower Colorado Region. [FR Doc. 2016–22053 Filed 9–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 178 (Wednesday, September 14, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63203-63204]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-22010]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-VRP-WS-21876; PPWOVPADW0, PPMPRLE1Y.LB0000 (166)]


Proposed Information Collection; Backcountry/Wilderness Use 
Permit

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We (National Park Service, NPS) will ask the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) 
described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act 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 IC is scheduled to expire 
on May 31, 2017. We may not conduct or sponsor a survey, and a person 
is not required to respond to a collection of information, unless it 
displays a currently valid OMB control number.

DATES: To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC, 
we must receive them by November 14, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the IC to Madonna L. Baucum, 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service, 12201 
Sunrise Valley Drive, MS-242, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); or 
madonna_baucum@nps.gov (email). Please include ``1024-0022'' in the 
subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this IC, contact Roger Semler, Chief, Wilderness Stewardship 
Division, Visitor & Resource Protection Directorate, National Park 
Service, 1201 I Street NW., Room 940, Washington, DC 20005 (mail); or 
roger_semler@nps.gov (email). Please include ``1024-0022'' in the 
subject line.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    In 1976, the NPS initiated a backcountry registration system in 
accordance with the regulations found at 36 CFR 1.5, 1.6 and 2.10. The 
objective of the registration system is to provide users access to 
backcountry and wilderness areas of national parks with continuing 
opportunities for solitude and primitive and unconfined recreation, 
while enhancing protection of natural and cultural resources and 
providing a means of disseminating public safety and outdoor ethics 
messages regarding backcountry/wilderness travel and camping. NPS 
backcountry/wilderness program managers, by designating access and 
travel routes and camping locations, can redistribute backcountry/
wilderness users in response to closures and public use adverse impacts 
to natural and cultural resources. The system also facilitates 
redistribution of backcountry/wilderness users due to public safety 
hazards related to high fire danger, flood, wind, snow or ice hazards 
hazard, bear activity, or other situations that may temporarily close 
or restrict access to a portion of the backcountry/wilderness.
    The NPS uses the registration system as a means of ensuring 
backcountry/wilderness users receive up-to-date information on outdoor 
ethics which minimize social and resource impacts including, but not 
limited to, sanitation procedures, food storage, campfire use, campsite 
selection, as well as wildlife activity, trail conditions and weather 
forecasts to address concerns for visitor safety. Data collected 
through the registration process is also an important source of 
information for first responders in the event of an emergency requiring 
deployment of search and rescue personnel to backcountry/wilderness 
areas. The registration system also serves to document the spatial and 
temporal extent, distribution and demographics associated with 
backcountry/wilderness use and social considerations and perceptions of 
backcountry/wilderness visitors. All of this information serves as an 
important resource that informs backcountry and wilderness management 
and stewardship planning, decision making, and operations.
    The Backcountry/Wilderness Use Permit is an extension of the NPS

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statutory authority responsibility to protect the park areas it 
administers and to manage the public use thereof (54 U.S.C. 100101, 
100751, 3210102). NPS regulations codified in 36 CFR parts 1 through 7, 
12 and 13 are designated to implement statutory mandates that provide 
for resource protection and pubic enjoyment. NPS Forms 10-404, 
``Backcountry/Wilderness Use Permit Application'' and 10-404A, 
``Backcountry/Wilderness Use Permit Hangtag'' are the primary forms 
used to provide access into NPS backcountry areas including those areas 
that require a reservation to enter where use limits are imposed in 
accordance with other NPS regulations. Such permitting enhances the 
ability to the NPS to educate users on potential hazards, search and 
rescue efforts, and resource protection.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1024-0022.
    Expiration Date: May 31, 2016.
    Title: Backcountry/Wilderness Use Permit (36 CFR 1.5, 1.6, and 
2.10).
    Service Form Numbers: NPS Forms 10-404, Backcountry/Wilderness Use 
Permit'' and 10-404A, ``Backcountry/Wilderness Use Permit Hangtag''.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection of 
information.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals wishing to use backcountry 
and wilderness areas within national parks.
    Estimated Average Number of Responses: 285,000.
    Frequency of Response: 1 per respondent.
    Estimated Average Time Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden: 23,750 hours.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.

III. Comments

    We 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. We will include or summarize each comment in our request 
to OMB to approve this IC. 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 us in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.

    Dated: September 8, 2016.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-22010 Filed 9-13-16; 8:45 am]
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