Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments, 69074-69076 [2016-24064]

Download as PDF 69074 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 193 / Wednesday, October 5, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES • Electricity: Energy Information Agency, February 2016 ‘‘Electric Power Monthly’’ report, Table 5.6.B. http:// www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/ epm_table_grapher.cfm?t=epmt_5_06_b. • Natural Gas: Energy Information Agency, Natural Gas, Residential Energy Price, 2015–2016 annual prices in dollars per 1,000 cubic feet at the state level. Due to EIA data quality standards several states were missing data for one or two months in 2015; in these cases, data for these missing months were estimated using data from the surrounding months in 2015 and the relationship between that same month and the surrounding months in 2014. http://www.eia.gov/dnav/ng/ ng_pri_sum_a_EPG0_PRS_DMcf_a.htm. • Water and Sewer: May 2015 to May 2016 Consumer Price Index, All Urban Consumers, Water and Sewer and Trash Collection Services (Series ID CUUR0000SEHG) at the national level. The sum of the nine cost component percentage weights equals 100 percent of operating costs for purposes of OCAF calculations. To calculate the OCAFs, state-level cost component weights developed from AFS data are multiplied by the selected inflation factors. For instance, if wages in Virginia comprised 50 percent of total operating cost expenses and increased by 4 percent from 2015 to 2016, the wage increase component of the Virginia OCAF for 2017 would be 2.0 percent (50% * 4%). This 2.0 percent would then be added to the increases for the other eight expense categories to calculate the 2016 OCAF for Virginia. For states where the OCAF is less than 1.0 percent, the OCAF is floored at 1. The OCAFs for 2017 are included as an Appendix to this Notice. II. MAHRA OCAF Procedures Sections 514 and 515 of MAHRA, as amended, created the Mark-to-Market program to reduce the cost of federal housing assistance, to enhance HUD’s administration of such assistance, and to ensure the continued affordability of units in certain multifamily housing projects. Section 524 of MAHRA authorizes renewal of Section 8 projectbased assistance contracts for projects without restructuring plans under the Mark-to-Market program, including projects that are not eligible for a restructuring plan and those for which the owner does not request such a plan. Renewals must be at rents not exceeding comparable market rents except for certain projects. As an example, for Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation projects, other than single room occupancy projects (SROs) under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Oct 04, 2016 Jkt 241001 Act (42 U.S.C. 11301 et seq.), that are eligible for renewal under section 524(b)(3) of MAHRA, the renewal rents are required to be set at the lesser of: (1) The existing rents under the expiring contract, as adjusted by the OCAF; (2) fair market rents (less any amounts allowed for tenant-purchased utilities); or (3) comparable market rents for the market area. III. Findings and Certifications Environmental Impact This issuance sets forth rate determinations and related external administrative requirements and procedures that do not constitute a development decision affecting the physical condition of specific project areas or building sites. Accordingly, under 24 CFR 50.19(c)(6), this notice is categorically excluded from environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321). Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number for this program is 14.195. Dated: September 29, 2016. Edward L. Golding, Principal Deputy, Assistant Secretary for Housing. State OCAF (%) New Hampshire ............................ New Jersey ................................... New Mexico .................................. New York ...................................... North Carolina .............................. North Dakota ................................ Ohio .............................................. Oklahoma ..................................... Oregon .......................................... Pacific Islands ............................... Pennsylvania ................................ Puerto Rico ................................... Rhode Island ................................ South Carolina .............................. South Dakota ................................ Tennessee .................................... Texas ............................................ Utah .............................................. Vermont ........................................ Virgin Islands ................................ Virginia .......................................... Washington ................................... West Virginia ................................ Wisconsin ..................................... Wyoming ....................................... 1.8 1.3 1.6 0.4 2.0 2.4 1.9 2.0 2.2 0.0 2.0 1.9 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.2 0.6 2.0 2.0 2.2 2.6 1.8 2.2 US Average ............................... 1.9 [FR Doc. 2016–24070 Filed 10–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey [GX14MB00G7400] Appendix Operating Cost Adjustment Factors For 2017 OCAF (%) State Alabama ........................................ Alaska ........................................... Arizona .......................................... Arkansas ....................................... California ....................................... Colorado ....................................... Connecticut ................................... Delaware ....................................... District of Columbia ...................... Florida ........................................... Georgia ......................................... Hawaii ........................................... Idaho ............................................. Illinois ............................................ Indiana .......................................... Iowa .............................................. Kansas .......................................... Kentucky ....................................... Louisiana ...................................... Maine ............................................ Maryland ....................................... Massachusetts .............................. Michigan ....................................... Minnesota ..................................... Mississippi .................................... Missouri ........................................ Montana ........................................ Nebraska ...................................... Nevada ......................................... PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. 2.1 ACTION: Notice of a renewal of a 0.5 currently approved information 2.1 collection (1028–0098). 2.3 2.2 1.7 1.1 1.7 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 2.3 1.5 2.0 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.4 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.8 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.3 2.2 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 January 31, 2017. SUMMARY: To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive them on or before December 5, 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, DATES: E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 193 / Wednesday, October 5, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VA 20192 (mail); (703) 648–7197 (fax); or gs-info_collections@usgs.gov (email). Please reference ‘Information Collection 1028–0098, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Sighting Reporting Form and Alert Registration Form in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pam Fuller at (352) 264–3481 (telephone); pfuller@usgs.gov (email); or by mail at U.S. Geological Survey, 7920 NW 71st Street, Gainesville, Florida 32653. You may also find information about this ICR at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract America is under siege by many harmful non-native species of plants, animals, and microorganisms. More than 6,500 nonindigenous species are now established in the United States, posing risks to native species, valued ecosystems, and human and wildlife health. These invaders extract a huge cost, an estimated $120 billion per year, to mitigate their harmful impacts. The current annual environmental, economic, and health-related costs of invasive species exceed those of all other natural disasters combined. Through its Invasive Species Program (http://www.usgs.gov/ecosystems/ invasive_species/), the USGS plays an important role in federal efforts to combat invasive species in natural and semi-natural areas through early detection and assessment of newly established invaders; monitoring of invading populations; and improving understanding of the ecology of invaders and factors in the resistance of habitats to invasion. The USGS provides the tools, technology, and information supporting efforts to prevent, contain, control, and manage invasive species nationwide. To meet user needs, the USGS also develops methods for compiling and synthesizing accurate and reliable data and information on invasive species for inclusion in a distributed and integrated web-based information system. As part of the USGS Invasive Species Program, the Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) database (http:// nas.er.usgs.gov/) functions as a repository and clearinghouse for occurrence information on nonindigenous aquatic species from across the United States. It contains locality information on more than 1,900 species of vertebrates, invertebrates, and vascular plants introduced since 1850. Taxa include foreign species as well as those native to North America that have been transported outside of their natural range. The NAS Web site provides VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Oct 04, 2016 Jkt 241001 immediate access to new occurrence records through a real-time interface with the NAS database. Visitors to the Web site can use a set of predefined queries to obtain lists of species according to state or hydrologic basin of interest. Fact sheets, distribution maps, and information on new occurrences are continually posted and updated. Dynamically generated species distribution maps show the spatial accuracy of the locations reported, population status, and links to more information about each report. Information is collected from the public regarding the local occurrences of nonindigenous aquatic species, primarily fish, in open waters of the United States. This is vital information for early detection and rapid response for the possible eradication of organisms that may be considered invasive in a natural environment such as a lake, river, stream, or pond. Because it is not possible for USGS scientists to monitor all open waters for harmful nonindigenous organisms, the public can help by serving as the ‘‘eyes and ears’’ for the USGS’s Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program. Members of the public who wish to report the occurrence of a suspected nonindigenous aquatic species, usually encountered through fishing or some other outdoor recreational activity, may fill out and submit a form (http:// nas.er.usgs.gov/SightingReport.aspx) posted on our Web site. The information requested includes type of organism, date and location of sighting, photograph(s) if available, and basic observer contact information (to allow the USGS to contact the observer in the event additional information, such as Photos or more specific location details are needed). NAS program staff maintains an alert system that contacts individuals via email when species occurrences are new to a county, drainage (HUC8), or state. The alerts contain information on the specimen occurrence, such as the date and location of the occurrence, where the species is newly introduced, and any comments included by the reporter. In order for individuals (private or public citizens) to receive these alerts, they must register their first and last name (fictitious or real), email address, and a password on our alert registration form (https://nas.er.usgs.gov/ AlertSystem/Register.aspx). Custom alerts are sent via email to individuals based on the alert types they chose in the alert sign-up page, and these custom alerts can be altered by the registered individual by logging in to the alert login page (https://nas.er.usgs.gov/ AlertSystem/AlertLogin.aspx). PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69075 The USGS does not actively solicit or require observation or contact information from the public. Participation in the reporting process and the alert system is completely voluntary. The personally identifiable information given by individuals in these forms is stored internally in our sighting report and alert system databases, with all passwords encrypted to protect users’ security. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028–0098. Form Number: NA. Title: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Sighting Reporting Form and Alert Registration Form. Type of Request: Renewal of existing information collection. Affected Public: State and local government employees and private individuals. Respondent’s Obligation: None. Participation is voluntary. Frequency of Collection: Occasional. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: We estimate 600 users (400 individuals and 200 state/local/tribal governments) per year for the sighting report form, and 80 users (50 individuals and 30 state/local/tribal governments) per year for the alert registration form. Estimated Time per Response: We estimate 3 minutes for the sighting report form, and 1 minute for the alert registration form. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: We estimate 30 hours for the sighting report form, and 2 hours for the alert registration form; a total of 32 hours for the two forms. 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. E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1 69076 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 193 / Wednesday, October 5, 2016 / Notices William Lellis, Associate Director, Ecosystems, U.S. Geological Survey. [FR Doc. 2016–24064 Filed 10–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C., App. 2), and in consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of the Interior hereby renews the Charter of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee. Certification Statement: I hereby certify that the renewal of the Charter of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties mandated by the settlement of United States v. State of Alaska, No. A91–081 CV, and is in accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended and supplemented. Dated: September 23, 2016. Linda Clark, BLM Coeur d’Alene District Manager. Dated: September 28, 2016. Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior. 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. SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2016–24143 Filed 10–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4334–63–P Office of the Secretary DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [XXXD5198NI DS61100000 DNINR0000.000000 DX61104] Bureau of Land Management Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee Charter Renewal Office of the Secretary, Interior. Notice. [LLIDC000000. 16XL1109AF .L10100000.DF0000.241A.00; 4500099889] AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of the Interior announces the renewal of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Philip Johnson, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, 1689 C Street, Suite 119, Anchorage, Alaska 99501–5126, 907–271–5011. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Court Order establishing the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council also requires a public advisory committee. The Public Advisory Committee was established to advise the Trustee Council and began functioning in October 1992. The Public Advisory Committee consists of 10 members representing the following principal interests: Aquaculturists/ mariculturists, commercial fishers, commercial tourism, recreation users, conservationists/environmentalists, Native landowners, sport hunters/ fishers, subsistence users, scientists/ technologists, and public-at-large. In order to ensure that a broad range of public viewpoints continues to be available to the Trustee Council, and in keeping with the settlement agreement, the continuation of the Public Advisory Committee is recommended. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Oct 04, 2016 Jkt 241001 Notice of Cancellation of Public Meeting, Coeur d’Alene District Resource Advisory Council, Idaho Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of cancellation of public meeting. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Coeur d’Alene District Resource Advisory Council meeting has been cancelled. DATES: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Coeur d’Alene District Resource Advisory Council meeting scheduled for October 4 and 5, 2016 in Orofino, Idaho is cancelled. Any rescheduling will be announced through a subsequent Federal Register notice and local news media. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne Endsley, RAC Coordinator, Coeur d’Alene District, 3815 Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815. Telephone: (208) 769–5004. Email: sendsley@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15member RAC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in Idaho. SUMMARY: Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4–1 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2016–24097 Filed 10–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNML00000 L12200000.DF0000 16XL1109AF] Notice of Public Meeting, Las Cruces District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, New Mexico Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM), Las Cruces District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The RAC will convene for a field trip on October 25 and a RAC meeting on October 26, at the BLM Las Cruces District Office, 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico. The field trip will introduce the RAC to the public land resources in the Potrillo Mountains. BLM and RAC members will depart for the field trip from the District Office at 8:00 a.m. and return by 5:00 p.m. The following day, the RAC will convene for a meeting at the District Office from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Both the field trip and meeting are open to the public. However, members of the public are required to provide their own transportation for the field trip. In addition, the public may send written comments to the RAC at the BLM Las Cruces District Office, 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001. Please RSVP for the field trip to Deborah Stevens. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Stevens, BLM Las Cruces District, 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001, 575–525–4421. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8229, 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: The 10member Las Cruces District RAC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1

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[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey

[GX14MB00G7400]


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 (1028-0098).

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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 January 31, 2017.

DATES: To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive 
them on or before December 5, 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,

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VA 20192 (mail); (703) 648-7197 (fax); or gs-info_collections@usgs.gov 
(email). Please reference `Information Collection 1028-0098, 
Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Sighting Reporting Form and Alert 
Registration Form in all correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pam Fuller at (352) 264-3481 
(telephone); pfuller@usgs.gov (email); or by mail at U.S. Geological 
Survey, 7920 NW 71st Street, Gainesville, Florida 32653. You may also 
find information about this ICR at www.reginfo.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    America is under siege by many harmful non-native species of 
plants, animals, and microorganisms. More than 6,500 nonindigenous 
species are now established in the United States, posing risks to 
native species, valued ecosystems, and human and wildlife health. These 
invaders extract a huge cost, an estimated $120 billion per year, to 
mitigate their harmful impacts. The current annual environmental, 
economic, and health-related costs of invasive species exceed those of 
all other natural disasters combined.
    Through its Invasive Species Program (http://www.usgs.gov/ecosystems/invasive_species/), the USGS plays an important role in 
federal efforts to combat invasive species in natural and semi-natural 
areas through early detection and assessment of newly established 
invaders; monitoring of invading populations; and improving 
understanding of the ecology of invaders and factors in the resistance 
of habitats to invasion. The USGS provides the tools, technology, and 
information supporting efforts to prevent, contain, control, and manage 
invasive species nationwide. To meet user needs, the USGS also develops 
methods for compiling and synthesizing accurate and reliable data and 
information on invasive species for inclusion in a distributed and 
integrated web-based information system.
    As part of the USGS Invasive Species Program, the Nonindigenous 
Aquatic Species (NAS) database (http://nas.er.usgs.gov/) functions as a 
repository and clearinghouse for occurrence information on 
nonindigenous aquatic species from across the United States. It 
contains locality information on more than 1,900 species of 
vertebrates, invertebrates, and vascular plants introduced since 1850. 
Taxa include foreign species as well as those native to North America 
that have been transported outside of their natural range. The NAS Web 
site provides immediate access to new occurrence records through a 
real-time interface with the NAS database. Visitors to the Web site can 
use a set of predefined queries to obtain lists of species according to 
state or hydrologic basin of interest. Fact sheets, distribution maps, 
and information on new occurrences are continually posted and updated. 
Dynamically generated species distribution maps show the spatial 
accuracy of the locations reported, population status, and links to 
more information about each report.
    Information is collected from the public regarding the local 
occurrences of nonindigenous aquatic species, primarily fish, in open 
waters of the United States. This is vital information for early 
detection and rapid response for the possible eradication of organisms 
that may be considered invasive in a natural environment such as a 
lake, river, stream, or pond. Because it is not possible for USGS 
scientists to monitor all open waters for harmful nonindigenous 
organisms, the public can help by serving as the ``eyes and ears'' for 
the USGS's Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program.
    Members of the public who wish to report the occurrence of a 
suspected nonindigenous aquatic species, usually encountered through 
fishing or some other outdoor recreational activity, may fill out and 
submit a form (http://nas.er.usgs.gov/SightingReport.aspx) posted on 
our Web site. The information requested includes type of organism, date 
and location of sighting, photograph(s) if available, and basic 
observer contact information (to allow the USGS to contact the observer 
in the event additional information, such as Photos or more specific 
location details are needed).
    NAS program staff maintains an alert system that contacts 
individuals via email when species occurrences are new to a county, 
drainage (HUC8), or state. The alerts contain information on the 
specimen occurrence, such as the date and location of the occurrence, 
where the species is newly introduced, and any comments included by the 
reporter. In order for individuals (private or public citizens) to 
receive these alerts, they must register their first and last name 
(fictitious or real), email address, and a password on our alert 
registration form (https://nas.er.usgs.gov/AlertSystem/Register.aspx). 
Custom alerts are sent via email to individuals based on the alert 
types they chose in the alert sign-up page, and these custom alerts can 
be altered by the registered individual by logging in to the alert 
login page (https://nas.er.usgs.gov/AlertSystem/AlertLogin.aspx).
    The USGS does not actively solicit or require observation or 
contact information from the public. Participation in the reporting 
process and the alert system is completely voluntary. The personally 
identifiable information given by individuals in these forms is stored 
internally in our sighting report and alert system databases, with all 
passwords encrypted to protect users' security.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1028-0098.
    Form Number: NA.
    Title: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Sighting Reporting Form and 
Alert Registration Form.
    Type of Request: Renewal of existing information collection.
    Affected Public: State and local government employees and private 
individuals.
    Respondent's Obligation: None. Participation is voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: Occasional.
    Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: We estimate 600 users 
(400 individuals and 200 state/local/tribal governments) per year for 
the sighting report form, and 80 users (50 individuals and 30 state/
local/tribal governments) per year for the alert registration form.
    Estimated Time per Response: We estimate 3 minutes for the sighting 
report form, and 1 minute for the alert registration form.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: We estimate 30 hours for the 
sighting report form, and 2 hours for the alert registration form; a 
total of 32 hours for the two forms.
    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.

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    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,
Associate Director, Ecosystems, U.S. Geological Survey.
[FR Doc. 2016-24064 Filed 10-4-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4338-11-P