Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board, 54316-54317 [2017-24914]

Download as PDF 54316 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 221 Friday, November 17, 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES November 14, 2017. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments are requested regarding (1) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden 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 those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by December 18, 2017 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250–7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food and Nutrition Service Title: Summer Meal Study. OMB Control Number: 0584–NEW. Summary of Collection: The USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO) provide healthy meals and snacks to children through 18 years of age, in low-income areas during summer months when school is not in session. Legislation requires programs participating in the SFSP or SSO to participate in program research and evaluation (Section 305 of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act). Need and Use of the Information: In July 2016, the programs served 3.85 million summer meals to participating children. However, summer meals reach only a small percent of the children receiving free or reduced price meals during the school year. This study will help identify strategies to increase participation in summer meals as well as assess the nutritional quality of the meals served to children. Description of Respondents: Individuals/Households (112,783); Business-not-for-profit (734) and State, Local & Tribal agencies (1,142). Number of Respondents: 114,659. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 215,196. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–24940 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board (Board) will meet in Rapid City, South Dakota. The Board is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, the National Forest Management SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Act of 1976, and the Federal Public Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Additional information concerning the Board, including the meeting summary/ minutes, can be found by visiting the Board’s Web site at: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/blackhills/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. All meetings are subject to cancellation. For updated status of meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Forest Service Center, 8221 Mount Rushmore Road, Rapid City, South Dakota. Written comments may be submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All comments, including names and addresses, when provided, are placed in the record and available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the Black Hills National Forest Supervisor’s Office. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Jacobson, Committee Coordinator, by phone at 605–440–1409 or by email at sjjacobson@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to provide: (1) Information Topic: FY 2018 Forest Budget Overview; (2) Pile burning update; (3) Over snow use; (4) Recreation Site Analysis (RSA) update; (5) Black Hills Resilient Landscape Project update; and (6) Mountain pine beetle brood survey report. The meeting is open to the public. If time allows, the public may make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should submit a request in writing by December 26, 2017, to be scheduled on the agenda. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the Board may file E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Notices written statements with the Board’s staff before or after the meeting. Written comments and time requests for oral comments must be sent to Scott Jacobson, Black Hills National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 1019 North Fifth Street, Custer, South Dakota 57730; by email to sjjacobson@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 605–673–9208. Meeting Accommodations: If you are a person requiring reasonable accommodation, please make requests in advance for sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices, or other reasonable accommodation for access to the facility or proceedings by contacting the person listed in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. Dated: October 24, 2017. Chris French, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. I. Abstract [FR Doc. 2017–24914 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; American Community Survey Methods Panel Tests U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before January 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: Please direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). You may also submit comments, identified by Docket number USBC– 2017–0006, to the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. All comments received are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to http://www.regulations.gov for sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 public viewing until after the comment period has closed. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Robin A. Pennington, U.S. Census Bureau, Decennial Census Management Division, 4600 Silver Hill Rd., Washington, DC 20233, or email at Robin.A.Pennington@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The American Community Survey (ACS) collects detailed socioeconomic data from about 3.5 million addresses in the United States and 36,000 in Puerto Rico each year. The ACS also collects detailed socioeconomic data from about 195,000 residents living in Group Quarters (GQ) facilities. Resulting tabulations from this data collection are provided on a yearly basis. The ACS allows the Census Bureau to provide timely and relevant housing and socioeconomic statistics, even for small geographies. An ongoing data collection effort with an annual sample of this magnitude requires that the ACS continue research, testing, and evaluations aimed at improving data quality, achieving survey cost efficiencies, and improving ACS questionnaire content and related data collection materials. The ACS Methods Panel is a research program designed to address and respond to survey issues and needs. From 2018 to 2021, the ACS Methods Panel may include testing methods for increasing survey efficiencies, reducing survey cost, lessening respondent burden, improving response rates, and improving data quality. At this time, plans are in place to propose several tests: Self-response mail messaging tests, a respondent burden field test, testing the use of administrative data, GQ testing, and two content tests. Since the ACS Methods Panel is designed to address emerging issues, we may conduct additional testing as needed. Any additional testing would focus on methods for reducing data collection costs, improving data quality, improving the PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54317 respondent experience, revising content, or testing new questions that have an urgent need to be included on the ACS. In response to declining response rates and increasing costs, the Census Bureau plans to study methods to increase self-response, the least expensive mode of data collection. The Census Bureau currently sends up to five mailings to a sampled address to inform the occupants that their address has been selected and to encourage them to respond to the ACS. The proposed tests would include changes to messages included in the mailings to motivate the public to respond to the ACS. The proposed tests would also include modifications to the materials, including the mailing type (for example, sending letters versus postcards). Changes to the number of mailings or the timing of the mailings may be explored. The Census Bureau is also considering testing automated phone reminders. In 2014, the ACS conducted a comprehensive content review to ensure that only the information needed is requested and that the justifications provided by federal agencies for the ACS questions are current and valid (Chappell and Obenski, 2014). The Census Bureau takes very seriously respondent burden and concerns and recognizes that the content review process was only an initial step to addressing them. The Census Bureau has worked hard to identify a range of possibilities for reducing perceived respondent burden while still maintaining the irreplaceable quality and richness of ACS data (Hughes et al., 2015, Griffin and Hughes, 2013, Hughes et al., 2016, Heimel et al., 2016, Oliver et al., 2016). In a workshop held in 2016, the National Academies of Science Committee on National Statistics recommended identifying a way to quantify or measure respondent burden (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2016). The Census Bureau has begun work to understand respondents’ experience responding to the ACS through focus groups and cognitive testing. The next step for this work is to conduct a field test, implementing questions to measure respondent burden. The Census Bureau has made significant progress exploring the use of administrative data in surveys and censuses, potentially as a substitute for questions asked of respondents. Administrative data refer to data collected by government agencies for the purposes of administering programs or providing services. The Census Bureau has evaluated the availability E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 221 (Friday, November 17, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54316-54317]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-24914]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board (Board) will 
meet in Rapid City, South Dakota. The Board is established consistent 
with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Forest and 
Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, the National Forest 
Management Act of 1976, and the Federal Public Lands Recreation 
Enhancement Act. Additional information concerning the Board, including 
the meeting summary/minutes, can be found by visiting the Board's Web 
site at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/blackhills/workingtogether/advisorycommittees.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 1:00 
p.m.
    All meetings are subject to cancellation. For updated status of 
meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under For 
Further Information Contact.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Forest Service Center, 8221 
Mount Rushmore Road, Rapid City, South Dakota.
    Written comments may be submitted as described under Supplementary 
Information. All comments, including names and addresses, when 
provided, are placed in the record and available for public inspection 
and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the Black 
Hills National Forest Supervisor's Office. Please call ahead to 
facilitate entry into the building.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Jacobson, Committee Coordinator, 
by phone at 605-440-1409 or by email at sjjacobson@fs.fed.us.
    Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 
between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through 
Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to provide:
    (1) Information Topic: FY 2018 Forest Budget Overview;
    (2) Pile burning update;
    (3) Over snow use;
    (4) Recreation Site Analysis (RSA) update;
    (5) Black Hills Resilient Landscape Project update; and
    (6) Mountain pine beetle brood survey report.
    The meeting is open to the public. If time allows, the public may 
make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to 
make an oral statement should submit a request in writing by December 
26, 2017, to be scheduled on the agenda. Anyone who would like to bring 
related matters to the attention of the Board may file

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written statements with the Board's staff before or after the meeting. 
Written comments and time requests for oral comments must be sent to 
Scott Jacobson, Black Hills National Forest Supervisor's Office, 1019 
North Fifth Street, Custer, South Dakota 57730; by email to 
sjjacobson@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 605-673-9208.
    Meeting Accommodations: If you are a person requiring reasonable 
accommodation, please make requests in advance for sign language 
interpreting, assistive listening devices, or other reasonable 
accommodation for access to the facility or proceedings by contacting 
the person listed in the section titled For Further Information 
Contact. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by 
case basis.

    Dated: October 24, 2017.
Chris French,
Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System.
[FR Doc. 2017-24914 Filed 11-16-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3411-15-P