Proposed Information Collection; Natural Sounds/Quiet Valuation Survey, 63492-63493 [2016-22223]

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[FR Doc. 2016–22180 Filed 9–14–16; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BILLING CODE 4310–DN–P Bureau of Land Management [LLMTM00000.L111100000.XP0000 16XL1109AF MO#4500098205] DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Public Meeting; Central Montana Resource Advisory Council [NPS–WASO–NRSS–NSNSD–21927; PPWONRADN1, PPMRSNR1Y.NS000 (166)] Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. Proposed Information Collection; Natural Sounds/Quiet Valuation Survey 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) Central Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The Central Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting will be held October 12–13, 2016 in Malta, Montana. The meeting on October 12, 2016, will be held from noon to 5:00 p.m., with a 30-minute public comment period at 12:30 p.m. RAC members will take a field trip on October 13, 2016. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be in the Great Northern Hotel Conference Room at 2 S. 1st St. E., Malta, Montana. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Albers, HiLine & Central Districts Manager, Great Falls Field Office, 1101 15th Street North, Great Falls, MT 59401, (406) 791–7789, malbers@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–677–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 15member council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of management issues associated with public land management in Montana. During these meetings the council is scheduled to participate in, discuss, and act upon these topics or activities. All RAC meetings are open to the public. Each formal RAC meeting will also have time allocated for hearing public comments. Depending on the number of ACTION: AGENCY: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 November 30, 2016. We 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. DATES: To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC, we must receive them by November 14, 2016. SUMMARY: Direct all written comments on this IC to Phadrea Ponds, Information Collection Coordinator, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); or phadrea_ponds@nps.gov (email). Please reference Information Collection NATSOUNDS in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frank Turina, Night Skies and Natural Sounds Division, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525 (mail); Frank_Turina@ nps.gov (email); or (970) 225–3530 (phone). ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Under the Organic Act of 1916 (54 U.S.C. 100701), the NPS is charged with conserving the scenery, natural and historic objects, and wildlife in its units. The acoustical environment or soundscape is a fundamental aspect of E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 179 / Thursday, September 15, 2016 / Notices NPS units and critical to visitors’ interaction with and interpretation of said resources. While the NPS has policies in place to monitor and manage acoustical conditions, it does not have information on how visitors value preserving natural sounds and/or reducing noise impacts. NPS plans to conduct a stated-preference survey of visitors in two park units in order to estimate individual values for maintenance or improvement of acoustical conditions within a national park setting. The purpose of this IC is to continue survey development and pre-testing activities that were initiated in 2013. This continuation will involve a series of focus groups in two NPS units. The intent of the focus groups is to refine and test existing survey materials. Specifically, previous pre-testing efforts indicated that further refinement and testing of stated–preference questions was necessary. Best practice guidelines in the conduct of stated-preference studies require that survey content, language and instructions be clearly understood by respondents so that the results are as accurate and reliable as possible. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES II. Data OMB Control Number: 1024–0269. Title: Natural Sounds/Quiet Valuation Survey. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Park visitors; individual and general households. Respondent Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: One time. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 80 respondents. This collection will involve eight two-hour focus group sessions. We estimate that each group will have at most 10 participants. Annual Burden Hours: 160 hours; two hours per respondent. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: None. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Sep 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 12, 2016. Madonna L. Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2016–22223 Filed 9–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–EH–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement [S1D1S SS08011000 SX066A0067F 167S180110; S2D2D SS08011000 SX066A00 33F 16XS501520] Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request for Comments for 1029–0116 Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is announcing its intention to request renewed approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to continue the collection of information for the Revisions; Renewals; and Transfer, Assignment, or Sale of Permit Rights. DATES: Comments on the proposed information collection must be received by November 14, 2016, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to John Trelease, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 203–SIB, Washington, DC 20240. Comments may also be submitted electronically to jtrelease@osmre.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To receive a copy of the information collection request contact John Trelease, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63493 at (202) 208–2783 or by email to jtrelease@osmre.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB regulations at 5 CFR 1320, which implement provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13), require that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities [see 5 CFR 1320.8 (d)]. This notice identifies an information collection that OSMRE will be submitting to OMB for renewal. The collection is contained in 30 CFR part 774—Revision; Renewal; and Transfer, Assignment, or Sale of Permit Rights. OSMRE will revise burden estimates, where appropriate, to reflect current reporting levels or adjustments based on reestimates of burden or respondents. OSMRE will request a 3-year term of approval for this information collection activity. Comments are invited on: (1) The need for the collection of information for the performance of the functions of the agency; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s burden estimates; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the information collection burden on respondents, such as use of automated means of collection of the information. A summary of the public comments will be included in OSMRE’s submission of the information collection request to OMB. 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. This notice provides the public with 60 days in which to comment on the following information collection activity: Title: 30 CFR part 774—Revisions; Renewals; and Transfer, Assignment, or Sale of Permit Rights. OMB Control Number: 1029–0116. Summary: Sections 506 and 511 of Public Law 95–87 provide that persons seeking permit revisions; renewals; or transfer, assignment, or sale of their permit rights for coal mining activities submit relevant information to the regulatory authority to allow the regulatory authority to determine whether the applicant meets the requirements for the action anticipated. E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 179 (Thursday, September 15, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63492-63493]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-22223]


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DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NRSS-NSNSD-21927; PPWONRADN1, PPMRSNR1Y.NS000 (166)]


Proposed Information Collection; Natural Sounds/Quiet Valuation 
Survey

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 November 30, 2016. We 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.

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

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments on this IC to Phadrea Ponds, 
Information Collection Coordinator, National Park Service, 1201 
Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); or phadrea_ponds@nps.gov 
(email). Please reference Information Collection NATSOUNDS in the 
subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frank Turina, Night Skies and Natural 
Sounds Division, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort 
Collins, Colorado 80525 (mail); Frank_Turina@nps.gov (email); or (970) 
225-3530 (phone).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    Under the Organic Act of 1916 (54 U.S.C. 100701), the NPS is 
charged with conserving the scenery, natural and historic objects, and 
wildlife in its units. The acoustical environment or soundscape is a 
fundamental aspect of

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NPS units and critical to visitors' interaction with and interpretation 
of said resources. While the NPS has policies in place to monitor and 
manage acoustical conditions, it does not have information on how 
visitors value preserving natural sounds and/or reducing noise impacts. 
NPS plans to conduct a stated-preference survey of visitors in two park 
units in order to estimate individual values for maintenance or 
improvement of acoustical conditions within a national park setting.
    The purpose of this IC is to continue survey development and pre-
testing activities that were initiated in 2013. This continuation will 
involve a series of focus groups in two NPS units. The intent of the 
focus groups is to refine and test existing survey materials. 
Specifically, previous pre-testing efforts indicated that further 
refinement and testing of stated-preference questions was necessary. 
Best practice guidelines in the conduct of stated-preference studies 
require that survey content, language and instructions be clearly 
understood by respondents so that the results are as accurate and 
reliable as possible.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1024-0269.
    Title: Natural Sounds/Quiet Valuation Survey.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Park visitors; individual and general households.
    Respondent Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: One time.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 80 respondents. This 
collection will involve eight two-hour focus group sessions. We 
estimate that each group will have at most 10 participants.
    Annual Burden Hours: 160 hours; two hours per respondent.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: 
None.

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 12, 2016.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-22223 Filed 9-14-16; 8:45 am]
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