Information Collection; Request for Comment; National Visitor Use Monitoring, 17795-17796 [2017-07488]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 70 / Thursday, April 13, 2017 / Notices Forest and are adjacent to the BWCAW and MPA. There is known interest in the development of hardrock minerals that have been found—and others that are thought to exist—in sulfide-bearing rock within this portion of the Rainy River Watershed. Any development of these mineral resources could ultimately result in the creation of permanently stored waste materials and other conditions upstream of the BWCAW and the MPA with the potential to generate and release water with elevated levels of acidity, metals, and other potential contaminants. Additionally, any failure of mitigation measures, containment facilities or remediation efforts at mine sites and their related facilities located upstream of the BWCAW and the MPA could lead to irreversible impacts upon natural resources and the inability to meet the purposes for the designation of the BWCAW and the MPA specified by Sec. 2 of Public Law 95–495, 92 Stat. 1649 (1978) and the inability to comply with section 4(b) of the 1964 Wilderness Act. These concerns are exacerbated by the likelihood that perpetual maintenance of waste storage facilities along with the perpetual treatment of water discharge emanating from the waste storage facilities and the mines themselves would likely be required to ameliorate these adverse effects. Yet, it is not at all certain that such maintenance and treatment can be assured over many decades. Proposed Action The United States Forest Service (USFS) has submitted an application to the Secretary of Interior proposing a withdrawal, for a 20-year term, of approximately 234,328 acres of NFS lands within the Rainy River Watershed on the Superior National Forest from disposition under United States mineral and geothermal leasing laws, subject to valid existing rights. This proposal will also include an amendment to the Superior National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan to reflect this withdrawal. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Possible Alternatives In addition to the USFS proposal, a ‘‘no action’’ alternative will be analyzed, and no additional alternatives have been identified at this time. No alternative sites are feasible because the lands subject to the withdrawal application are the lands for which protection is sought from the impacts of exploration and development under the United States mineral and geothermal leasing laws. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Apr 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 Lead and Cooperating Agencies The USFS will be the lead agency. The USFS will designate the BLM as a cooperating agency. The BLM shall independently evaluate and review the draft and final environmental impact statements and any other documents needed for the Secretary of Interior to make a decision on the proposed withdrawal. Responsible Official Forest Supervisor, Superior National Forest. Nature of Decision To Be Made The Responsible Official will complete an environmental impact statement, documenting the information and analysis necessary to support a decision on withdrawal, and to support an amendment to the Superior National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan. The Secretary of Interior is the authorized official to approve a proposal for withdrawal. The Responsible Official is the authorized official to approve an amendment to the Superior National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan to reflect the proposed withdrawal. Scoping Process This notice of intent revises the scoping period in preparing this environmental impact statement. The USFS and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) held a public meeting within the initial 90-day comment period to gather public input on the proposed request for withdrawal. This meeting was held at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center on March 16, 2017 in Duluth, MN. The scoping period will be extended an additional 120 days to accommodate the immense public interest and complexity of the proposal. Within the first 30 days, more than 30,000 written comments were received on the withdrawal proposal. The scoping period extenstion will also allow more time for additional public meetings. At least one additional public meeting will be scheduled on the Iron Range before the close of the scoping period. Further opportunities for public particpation will be provided upon publication of the Draft EIS, including a minimum 45-day public comment period. A plan amendment is subject to pre-decisional objection procedures at 36 CFR 219, subpart B. It is important that reviewers provide their comments at such times and in such manner that they are useful to the agency’s preparation of the environmental impact statement. Therefore, comments should be PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17795 provided prior to the close of the comment period and should clearly articulate the reviewer’s concerns and contentions. Comments received in response to this solicitation, including names and addresses of those who comment, will be part of the public record for this proposed action. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered, however. Dated: April 5, 2017. Robert M. Harper, Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2017–07489 Filed 4–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Information Collection; Request for Comment; National Visitor Use Monitoring 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 the extension of a currently approved information collection, National Visitor Use Monitoring (0596–0110). DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before June 12, 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 Dr. Donald B.K. English, Recreation, Heritage, and Volunteer Resources, Mailstop 1125, Forest Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250–1125. Comments also may be submitted via facsimile to 202–205–1145 or by email to: denglish@fs.fed.us. The public may inspect comments received at the Office of the Director, Recreation, Heritage, and Volunteer Resources, 5th Floor South West, Sidney R. Yates Federal Building, 201 14th Street SW., Washington, DC, during normal business hours. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to (202) 205–9595 to facilitate entry to the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Donald B.K. English, Recreation, Heritage, and Volunteer Resources staff, at 202–205–9595. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 17796 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 70 / Thursday, April 13, 2017 / Notices between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: National Visitor Use Monitoring. OMB Number: 0596–0110. Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2017. Type of Request: Extension with revision. Abstract: The Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 requires that Federal agencies establish measurable goals and monitor their success at meeting those goals. Two of the items the Forest Service must measure are: (1) The number of visits that occur on the National Forest System lands for recreation and other purposes, and (2) the views and satisfaction levels of recreational visitors to National Forest System lands about the services, facilities, and settings. The Agency receives requests for this kind of information from a variety of organizations, including Congressional staffs, newspapers, magazines, and recreational trade organizations. The data from this collection provides vital information for strategic planning efforts, decisions regarding allocation of resources, and revisions of land and resource management plans for national forests. It provides managers with reliable estimates of the number of recreational visitors to a national forest, activities of those visitors (including outdoor physical activities), customer satisfaction, and visitor values. The knowledge gained from this effort helps identify recreational markets as well as the economic contributions visitors’ spending has on economic areas around forest lands. For the Forest Service, the collection is designed for a five-year cycle of coverage across all national forests. Conducting the collection less frequently puts information updates out of cycle with forest planning and other data preparation and reporting activities. At recreation sites or access points, agency personnel or contractors will conduct onsite interviews of visitors as they complete their visit. Interviewers will ask about the purpose and length of the visit, the trip origin, activities, annual visitation rates, trip-related spending patterns, use of recreation facilities, satisfaction with agency services and facilities, and the composition of the visiting party. Primary analysis of the information for the Forest Service and partnering agencies will be performed by Forest Service staff in the Washington Office and by scientists in one or more of the agency’s research stations. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Apr 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 Estimate of Annual Burden: 9 minutes (average). Type of Respondents: Visitors to lands and waters managed by the U.S. Forest Service. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 45,000. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: One. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 6,400 hours. 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 request for Office of Management and Budget approval. Dated: March 30, 2017. Jeanne M. Higgins, Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2017–07488 Filed 4–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–84–2016] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 21— Dorchester County, South Carolina; Authorization of Production Activity; AGRU America Charleston, LLC (Industrial Pipes); North Charleston, South Carolina On December 9, 2016, the South Carolina State Ports Authority, grantee of FTZ 21, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of AGRU America Charleston, LLC, within Site 5, in North Charleston, South Carolina. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (81 FR 91115, December 16, 2016). The FTZ Board has determined that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification is authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14. Dated: April 10, 2017. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–07490 Filed 4–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 2032] Approval of Subzone Status; Wacker Polysilicon North America LLC, Charleston, Tennessee Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Foreign-Trade Zones Act provides for ‘‘. . . the establishment . . . of foreign-trade zones in ports of entry of the United States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and for other purposes,’’ and authorizes the Foreign-Trade Zones Board to grant to qualified corporations the privilege of establishing foreign-trade zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs and Border Protection ports of entry; Whereas, the Board’s regulations (15 CFR part 400) provide for the establishment of subzones for specific uses; Whereas, the Chattanooga Chamber Foundation, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 134, has made application to the Board for the establishment of a subzone at the facility of Wacker Polysilicon North America LLC, located in Charleston, Tennessee (FTZ Docket B– 71–2016, docketed October 28, 2016); Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (81 FR 76331, November 2, 2016) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s memorandum, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations are satisfied; Now, therefore, the Board hereby approves subzone status at the facility of Wacker Polysilicon North America LLC, located in Charleston, Tennessee E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 70 (Thursday, April 13, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17795-17796]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-07488]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Information Collection; Request for Comment; National Visitor Use 
Monitoring

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 the extension of a currently approved information 
collection, National Visitor Use Monitoring (0596-0110).

DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before June 12, 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 Dr. 
Donald B.K. English, Recreation, Heritage, and Volunteer Resources, 
Mailstop 1125, Forest Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., 
Washington, DC 20250-1125.
    Comments also may be submitted via facsimile to 202-205-1145 or by 
email to: denglish@fs.fed.us. The public may inspect comments received 
at the Office of the Director, Recreation, Heritage, and Volunteer 
Resources, 5th Floor South West, Sidney R. Yates Federal Building, 201 
14th Street SW., Washington, DC, during normal business hours. Visitors 
are encouraged to call ahead to (202) 205-9595 to facilitate entry to 
the building.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Donald B.K. English, Recreation, 
Heritage, and Volunteer Resources staff, at 202-205-9595. Individuals 
who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the 
Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339,

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between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: National Visitor Use Monitoring.
    OMB Number: 0596-0110.
    Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2017.
    Type of Request: Extension with revision.
    Abstract: The Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 
requires that Federal agencies establish measurable goals and monitor 
their success at meeting those goals. Two of the items the Forest 
Service must measure are: (1) The number of visits that occur on the 
National Forest System lands for recreation and other purposes, and (2) 
the views and satisfaction levels of recreational visitors to National 
Forest System lands about the services, facilities, and settings. The 
Agency receives requests for this kind of information from a variety of 
organizations, including Congressional staffs, newspapers, magazines, 
and recreational trade organizations.
    The data from this collection provides vital information for 
strategic planning efforts, decisions regarding allocation of 
resources, and revisions of land and resource management plans for 
national forests. It provides managers with reliable estimates of the 
number of recreational visitors to a national forest, activities of 
those visitors (including outdoor physical activities), customer 
satisfaction, and visitor values. The knowledge gained from this effort 
helps identify recreational markets as well as the economic 
contributions visitors' spending has on economic areas around forest 
lands. For the Forest Service, the collection is designed for a five-
year cycle of coverage across all national forests. Conducting the 
collection less frequently puts information updates out of cycle with 
forest planning and other data preparation and reporting activities.
    At recreation sites or access points, agency personnel or 
contractors will conduct onsite interviews of visitors as they complete 
their visit. Interviewers will ask about the purpose and length of the 
visit, the trip origin, activities, annual visitation rates, trip-
related spending patterns, use of recreation facilities, satisfaction 
with agency services and facilities, and the composition of the 
visiting party. Primary analysis of the information for the Forest 
Service and partnering agencies will be performed by Forest Service 
staff in the Washington Office and by scientists in one or more of the 
agency's research stations.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: 9 minutes (average).
    Type of Respondents: Visitors to lands and waters managed by the 
U.S. Forest Service.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 45,000.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: One.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 6,400 hours.
    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 request for Office of 
Management and Budget approval.

    Dated: March 30, 2017.
Jeanne M. Higgins,
Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System.
[FR Doc. 2017-07488 Filed 4-12-17; 8:45 am]
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