Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Procedures for State, Tribal, and Local Government Historic Preservation Programs, 49655-49656 [2017-23268]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 206 / Thursday, October 26, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [17X.LLAK930000.L13100000.EI0000.241A] Notice of National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale 2017; Notice of Availability of the Detailed Statement of Sale for the NPR–A 2017 Oil and Gas Lease Sale Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Alaska State Office will hold an oil and gas lease sale bid opening for all available tracts in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR–A). DATES: The oil and gas lease sale bid opening will be at 1 p.m. (AKST) on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The BLM must receive all sealed bids by 4 p.m. (AKST), Monday, December 4, 2017. The Detailed Statement of Sale for the NPR–A Oil and Gas Lease Sale 2017 will be available to the public on October 26, 2017. ADDRESSES: Sealed bids must be received at the BLM-Alaska State Office, ATTN: Carol Taylor (AK932); 222 West 7th Avenue, #13; Anchorage, AK 99513–7504. You may get the Detailed Statement of Sale from the BLM Alaska Web site at https://on.doi.gov/2fgHGRq, or request a copy from the Public Information Center, BLM Alaska State Office, 222 West 7th Avenue, #13; Anchorage, AK 99513–7504; 907–271– 5960. SUMMARY: ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Brumbaugh, 907–271–4429. People who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800– 877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FRS 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 December 2017 NPR–A Oil and Gas Lease Sale will include all 900 tracts (approximately 10.3 million acres) that are available for leasing under the NPR– A Integrated Activity Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision (ROD) that was finalized in February 2013. This is the first time that all available tracts, as designated available for development in the 2013 Record of Decision, will be offered for sale. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Oct 25, 2017 Jkt 244001 The opening and reading of the bids for the 2017 lease sale will be available for online public viewing via video livestreaming at http://www.blm.gov/ live. The Detailed Statement of Sale will include a description of the areas the BLM is offering for lease, as well as the lease terms, conditions, special stipulations, required operating procedures, and directions for how to submit bids. If you plan to submit a bid(s), please note that all bids must be sealed in accordance with the provisions identified in the Detailed Statement of Sale. The United States reserves the right to withdraw any tract from this sale prior to issuance of a written acceptance of a bid. Authority: 43 CFR 3131.4–1 and 42 U.S.C. 6506a. Karen Mouritsen, Acting State Director, Alaska. [FR Doc. 2017–23281 Filed 10–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–CR–4426; PPWOCRADP3, PCU00RP14.R50000; OMB Control Number 1024–0038] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Procedures for State, Tribal, and Local Government Historic Preservation Programs National Park Service, Interior. Notice of information collection; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Park Service is proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget’s Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to Tim Goddard, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS–242, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); or tim_goddard@nps.gov (email). Please reference OMB Control Number 1024– 0038 in the subject line of your comments. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49655 To request additional information about this ICR, contact Kristine Brunsman by email at Kristine_Brunsman@nps.gov, or by telephone at (202) 354–2153. You may also view the ICR at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the National Park Service (NPS), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. A Federal Register notice with a 60day public comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on July 26, 2017 (82 FR 34688). No comments were received. We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of the NPS; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the NPS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the NPS minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. 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. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Title of Collection: Procedures for State, Tribal, and Local Government Historic Preservation Programs. OMB Control Number: 1024–0038. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 49656 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 206 / Thursday, October 26, 2017 / Notices Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, tribal, and local governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 43,108. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 40,761. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 2,229. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 15 minutes to 166 hours, depending on activity. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit. Frequency of Collection: Annually or on occasion. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $0.00. Abstract: This set of information collections has an impact on State, Tribal, and local governments that wish to participate formally with the NPS in the National Historic Preservation Partnership (NHPP) Program, and State and Tribal governments that wish to apply for Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grants. The NPS uses the information collections to ensure compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act, as amended (54 U.S.C. 300101, et seq.), as well as governmentwide grant requirements OMB has issued and the Department of the Interior implements through 43 CFR part 12. The information collections also produce performance data NPS uses to assess its progress in meeting its statutory mission goals pursuant to the 1993 Government Performance and Results Act, as amended. This request for OMB approval includes local government burden for information collections associated with various aspects of the Certified Local Government (CLG) program; State government burden for information collections related to the CLG program; the program-specific aspects of HPF grants to States, maintenance of a State inventory of historic and prehistoric properties, tracking State Historic Preservation Office historic preservation consultation with Federal agencies, developing the Statewide Historic Preservation Plan, reporting on other State historic preservation accomplishments, the State role in the State program review process, and evaluating NPS-provided program, grants management, and CLG training for State officials; and Tribal government burden for information collections related to the programspecific aspects of HPF grants to Tribal Historic Preservation Officers/Offices (THPOs). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Oct 25, 2017 Jkt 244001 This request includes information collections related to HPF grants to States and to THPOs. Section 101(b) of the National Historic Preservation Act, as amended, (54 U.S.C. 302301), specifies the role of States in the NHPP Program. Section 101(c), section 103(c), and section 301 of the Act (54 U.S.C. 302502, 54 U.S.C. 302902, and 54 U.S.C. 300301), specify the role of local governments in the NHPP program. Section 101(d) of the Act (54 U.S.C. 302701) specifies the role of tribes in the NHPP Program. Section 108 of the Act (54 U.S.C. 303101) created the HPF to support activities that carry out the purposes of the Act. Section 101(e)(1) of the Act (54 U.S.C. 302902) directs the Secretary of the Interior through the NPS to ‘‘administer a program of matching grants to the States for the purposes of carrying out’’ the Act. Similarly, sections 101(d) and 101(e) of the Act direct the NPS to administer a program of grants to THPOs for carrying out their responsibilities under the Act. Section 101j of the Act (54 U.S.C. 303903) directs the NPS to provide historic preservation-related education and training. Each year Congress directs the NPS to use part of the annual appropriation from the HPF for the State grant program and the Tribal grant programs. The purpose of both the HPF State grant program and the HPF THPO grant program is to assist States and Tribes in carrying out their statutory role in the national historic preservation program. HPF grants to States and THPOs are program grants; i.e., each State/THPO selects its own HPF-eligible activities and projects. Each HPF grant to a State/ THPO has two years of fund availability. At the end of the first year, the NPS employs a ‘‘Use or Lose’’ policy to ensure efficient and effective use of the grant funds. All 59 states, territories, and the District of Columbia participate in the NHPP Program. Almost 2,000 local governments have become Certified Local Governments (CLGs) in order to participate in the NHPP program. Approximately 30 local governments become CLGs each year. Almost 170 federally-recognized tribes have formally joined the NHPP Program and have established THPOs and tribal historic preservation offices. Typically, each year six to nine tribes join the partnership. The NPS developed the information collections associated with 36 CFR part 61 in consultation with State, Tribal, and local government partners. The obligation to respond is required to provide information to evaluate whether or not State, Tribal, and local governments meet minimum standards PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and requirements for participation in the National Historic Preservation Program; and to meet program specific requirements as well as governmentwide requirements for Federal grant programs. The authorities for this action are the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (54 U.S.C. 300101 et seq.) and the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Tim Goddard, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2017–23268 Filed 10–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NRNHL–24228; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000] National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before September 23, 2017, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. DATES: Comments should be submitted by November 13, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent via U.S. Postal Service and all other carriers to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C St. NW., MS 7228, Washington, DC 20240. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The properties listed in this notice are being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. Nominations for their consideration were received by the National Park Service before September 23, 2017. Pursuant to section 60.13 of 36 CFR part 60, written comments are being accepted concerning the significance of the nominated properties under the National Register criteria for evaluation. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 206 (Thursday, October 26, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49655-49656]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-23268]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-CR-4426; PPWOCRADP3, PCU00RP14.R50000; OMB Control Number 
1024-0038]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Procedures for 
State, Tribal, and Local Government Historic Preservation Programs

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
National Park Service is proposing to renew an information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
November 27, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget's Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior by email at [email protected]; or 
via facsimile to (202) 395-5806. Please provide a copy of your comments 
to Tim Goddard, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park 
Service, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS-242, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); 
or [email protected] (email). Please reference OMB Control Number 
1024-0038 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Kristine Brunsman by email at 
[email protected], or by telephone at (202) 354-2153. You may 
also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the National Park Service (NPS), in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, provide the 
general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to 
comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of 
information. This helps us assess the impact of our information 
collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. It 
also helps the public understand our information collection 
requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format.
    A Federal Register notice with a 60-day public comment period 
soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on 
July 26, 2017 (82 FR 34688). No comments were received.
    We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is 
described below. We are especially interested in public comment 
addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the 
proper functions of the NPS; (2) will this information be processed and 
used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) 
how might the NPS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (5) how might the NPS minimize the 
burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use 
of information technology.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. 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.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required 
to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number.
    Title of Collection: Procedures for State, Tribal, and Local 
Government Historic Preservation Programs.
    OMB Control Number: 1024-0038.

[[Page 49656]]

    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, tribal, and local governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 43,108.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 40,761.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 2,229.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 15 minutes to 
166 hours, depending on activity.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually or on occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $0.00.
    Abstract: This set of information collections has an impact on 
State, Tribal, and local governments that wish to participate formally 
with the NPS in the National Historic Preservation Partnership (NHPP) 
Program, and State and Tribal governments that wish to apply for 
Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grants. The NPS uses the information 
collections to ensure compliance with the National Historic 
Preservation Act, as amended (54 U.S.C. 300101, et seq.), as well as 
government-wide grant requirements OMB has issued and the Department of 
the Interior implements through 43 CFR part 12. The information 
collections also produce performance data NPS uses to assess its 
progress in meeting its statutory mission goals pursuant to the 1993 
Government Performance and Results Act, as amended. This request for 
OMB approval includes local government burden for information 
collections associated with various aspects of the Certified Local 
Government (CLG) program; State government burden for information 
collections related to the CLG program; the program-specific aspects of 
HPF grants to States, maintenance of a State inventory of historic and 
prehistoric properties, tracking State Historic Preservation Office 
historic preservation consultation with Federal agencies, developing 
the Statewide Historic Preservation Plan, reporting on other State 
historic preservation accomplishments, the State role in the State 
program review process, and evaluating NPS-provided program, grants 
management, and CLG training for State officials; and Tribal government 
burden for information collections related to the program-specific 
aspects of HPF grants to Tribal Historic Preservation Officers/Offices 
(THPOs).
    This request includes information collections related to HPF grants 
to States and to THPOs. Section 101(b) of the National Historic 
Preservation Act, as amended, (54 U.S.C. 302301), specifies the role of 
States in the NHPP Program. Section 101(c), section 103(c), and section 
301 of the Act (54 U.S.C. 302502, 54 U.S.C. 302902, and 54 U.S.C. 
300301), specify the role of local governments in the NHPP program. 
Section 101(d) of the Act (54 U.S.C. 302701) specifies the role of 
tribes in the NHPP Program. Section 108 of the Act (54 U.S.C. 303101) 
created the HPF to support activities that carry out the purposes of 
the Act. Section 101(e)(1) of the Act (54 U.S.C. 302902) directs the 
Secretary of the Interior through the NPS to ``administer a program of 
matching grants to the States for the purposes of carrying out'' the 
Act. Similarly, sections 101(d) and 101(e) of the Act direct the NPS to 
administer a program of grants to THPOs for carrying out their 
responsibilities under the Act. Section 101j of the Act (54 U.S.C. 
303903) directs the NPS to provide historic preservation-related 
education and training.
    Each year Congress directs the NPS to use part of the annual 
appropriation from the HPF for the State grant program and the Tribal 
grant programs. The purpose of both the HPF State grant program and the 
HPF THPO grant program is to assist States and Tribes in carrying out 
their statutory role in the national historic preservation program. HPF 
grants to States and THPOs are program grants; i.e., each State/THPO 
selects its own HPF-eligible activities and projects. Each HPF grant to 
a State/THPO has two years of fund availability. At the end of the 
first year, the NPS employs a ``Use or Lose'' policy to ensure 
efficient and effective use of the grant funds. All 59 states, 
territories, and the District of Columbia participate in the NHPP 
Program. Almost 2,000 local governments have become Certified Local 
Governments (CLGs) in order to participate in the NHPP program. 
Approximately 30 local governments become CLGs each year. Almost 170 
federally-recognized tribes have formally joined the NHPP Program and 
have established THPOs and tribal historic preservation offices. 
Typically, each year six to nine tribes join the partnership.
    The NPS developed the information collections associated with 36 
CFR part 61 in consultation with State, Tribal, and local government 
partners. The obligation to respond is required to provide information 
to evaluate whether or not State, Tribal, and local governments meet 
minimum standards and requirements for participation in the National 
Historic Preservation Program; and to meet program specific 
requirements as well as government-wide requirements for Federal grant 
programs.
    The authorities for this action are the National Historic 
Preservation Act (NHPA) (54 U.S.C. 300101 et seq.) and the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

Tim Goddard,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-23268 Filed 10-25-17; 8:45 am]
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