Information Collection; Significant Cave Nomination, 1685 [2017-00061]

Download as PDF 1685 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 4 Friday, January 6, 2017 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Information Collection; Significant Cave Nomination Forest Service, USDA. Notice; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on a new information collection, Significant Cave Nominations under the Federal Cave Resources Protection Act (FCRPA). DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before March 7, 2017 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to Johanna Kovarik, Minerals and Geology Management, 740 Simms Street, Golden, CO 80401. Comments also may be submitted via facsimile to (303) 275– 5122 or by email to: jkovarik@fs.fed.us. The public may inspect comments received at 740 Simms Street, Golden, CO 80401 during normal business hours. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to facilitate entry to the building by calling (303) 275–5350. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Johanna Kovarik, Minerals and Geology Management, 303–275–5378. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800– 877–8339 twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Significant Cave Nomination. OMB Number: 0596–New. Expiration Date of Approval: Not applicable, new request. Type of Request: New. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Jan 05, 2017 Jkt 241001 Abstract: The information covered in this request applies to caves on Federal lands administered by the Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service. The U.S. Forest Service, in accordance with the FCRPA, collects information from appropriate private sector interests, including ‘‘cavers,’’ in order to update a list of significant caves that are under the jurisdiction of the agencies listed above. The U.S. Forest Service also processes requests for confidential information regarding significant caves. While the FCRPA does not define what ‘‘significant’’ means, it does require the Secretaries of Agriculture and Interior to issue regulations that define criteria for identification of significant caves. This criteria can be found at 36 CFR 290.3. This information enables the U.S. Forest Service to comply with the FCRPA (16 U.S.C. 4301–4310). Estimate of Annual Burden per Response: 11 hours. Type of Respondents: Individuals and Households. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 10. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: One. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 110. Comment is Invited: Comment is invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information is necessary for the stated purposes and the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical or scientific utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission request toward Office of Management and Budget approval. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: December 22, 2016. Glenn Casamassa, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2017–00061 Filed 1–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Notice of Availability of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project and Supply Header Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement and the Forest Service Draft of Associated Land and Resource Management Plan Amendments AGENCY: ACTION: Forest Service, USDA. Notice of availability. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended; the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended; and the National Forest Management Act of 1976 (NFMA), as amended; the Forest Service (FS), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Great Dismal Swamp, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR), and West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) have participated as cooperating agencies with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the preparation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and Supply Header Project (SHP) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Draft EIS addresses: (1) The impacts of these projects, (2) the associated draft amendments to the Land and Resource Management Plans (LRMPs) for the Monongahela National Forest (MNF) and George Washington National Forest (GWNF), and (3) the proposal for authorization from the Forest Service to construct, operate, maintain, and eventually decommission a natural gas transmission pipeline that crosses National Forest System (NFS) lands. With this agency-specific Notice of Availability, the FS is announcing the opening of the FERC comment period. Comments submitted to the FERC concerning FS actions need to be timely and specific, showing a direct SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 4 / Friday, January 6, 2017 / 
Notices

[[Page 1685]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Information Collection; Significant Cave Nomination

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and 
organizations on a new information collection, Significant Cave 
Nominations under the Federal Cave Resources Protection Act (FCRPA).

DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before March 7, 2017 
to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will 
be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to 
Johanna Kovarik, Minerals and Geology Management, 740 Simms Street, 
Golden, CO 80401. Comments also may be submitted via facsimile to (303) 
275-5122 or by email to: jkovarik@fs.fed.us. The public may inspect 
comments received at 740 Simms Street, Golden, CO 80401 during normal 
business hours. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to facilitate 
entry to the building by calling (303) 275-5350.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Johanna Kovarik, Minerals and Geology 
Management, 303-275-5378. Individuals who use telecommunication devices 
for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-
877-8339 twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year, including 
holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Significant Cave Nomination.
    OMB Number: 0596-New.
    Expiration Date of Approval: Not applicable, new request.
    Type of Request: New.
    Abstract: The information covered in this request applies to caves 
on Federal lands administered by the Department of Agriculture, U.S. 
Forest Service. The U.S. Forest Service, in accordance with the FCRPA, 
collects information from appropriate private sector interests, 
including ``cavers,'' in order to update a list of significant caves 
that are under the jurisdiction of the agencies listed above. The U.S. 
Forest Service also processes requests for confidential information 
regarding significant caves. While the FCRPA does not define what 
``significant'' means, it does require the Secretaries of Agriculture 
and Interior to issue regulations that define criteria for 
identification of significant caves. This criteria can be found at 36 
CFR 290.3. This information enables the U.S. Forest Service to comply 
with the FCRPA (16 U.S.C. 4301-4310).
    Estimate of Annual Burden per Response: 11 hours.
    Type of Respondents: Individuals and Households.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 10.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: One.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 110.
    Comment is Invited:
    Comment is invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information 
is necessary for the stated purposes and the proper performance of the 
functions of the agency, including whether the information will have 
practical or scientific utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's 
estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    All comments received in response to this notice, including names 
and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. 
Comments will be summarized and included in the submission request 
toward Office of Management and Budget approval.

    Dated: December 22, 2016.
Glenn Casamassa,
Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System.
[FR Doc. 2017-00061 Filed 1-5-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3411-15-P