Agency Information Collection Activities; Cave Management: Cave Nominations and Requests for Confidential Information, 2180-2181 [2018-00607]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 2180 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 16, 2018 / Notices that will inform the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and guide the planning process. Preliminary issues for the planning area have been identified by BLM personnel; Federal, State, and local agencies; and other stakeholders. These preliminary issues include paleontology, geology, cultural and historic resources, travel management, livestock grazing, vegetation and fire management, outdoor recreation, wildlife, and other resources. Preliminary planning criteria include: (1) The public planning process for the RMPs will be guided by Presidential Proclamation 6920 as modified by Proclamation 9682 in addition to FLPMA and NEPA. (2) Those Federal lands excluded from the Monument will remain in Federal ownership and will be managed by the BLM under applicable laws. (3) The BLM will use current scientific information, and results of inventory, monitoring, and coordination to determine appropriate management. (4) The BLM will strive for consistency of management decisions with other adjoining planning jurisdictions, both Federal and nonFederal. (5) Decisions made in the planning process will only apply to Federal lands and, where appropriate, to split-estate lands where the subsurface mineral estate is managed by the BLM. (6) Existing Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) will continue to be managed to prevent impairment and ensure continued suitability for designation as wilderness. Should Congress release all or part of a WSA from wilderness study, resource management will be determined by preparing an amendment to the RMPs. (7) A baseline reasonably foreseeable development scenario will be developed for oil and gas and other mineral resources for Federal lands previously included in the GSENM that are now excluded from the monument boundaries. (8) The BLM will consider changes to off-highway vehicle (OHV) area designations. (9) The public is invited to nominate or recommend areas on public lands that are excluded from the modified monument boundaries as potentially new special management areas as part of this planning process (BLM Manual 1613.3.31). (10) Parties interested in leasing and development of Federal coal in areas that are excluded from the monument should provide coal resource data for their area(s) of interest. Specifically, information is requested on surface resource values related to the 20 coal unsuitability criteria described at 43 CFR part 3461. This information will be used for any necessary updating of coal VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:48 Jan 12, 2018 Jkt 244001 screening determinations (43 CFR 3420.1–4) and in the environmental analysis, completion of which would be necessary before any proposal to lease or develop Federal coal in such areas. You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing to the BLM at any public scoping meeting, or you may submit them to the BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. To be most helpful, and to ensure inclusion in the Draft EIS, you should submit comments prior to the close of the 60-day scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. 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. The BLM will evaluate identified issues to be addressed in the plans, and will place them into one of three categories: 1. Issues to be resolved in the plans; 2. Issues to be resolved through policy or administrative action; or 3. Issues beyond the scope of the plans. The BLM will provide an explanation in the Draft RMP/Draft EIS as to why an issue was placed in category two or three. The public is also encouraged to help identify any management questions and concerns that should be addressed in the plans. The BLM will work collaboratively with interested parties to identify the management decisions that are best suited to local, regional, and national needs and concerns. The BLM will utilize and coordinate the NEPA scoping process to help fulfill the public involvement process under the National Historic Preservation Act (54 U.S.C. 306108) as provided in 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3). The information about historic and cultural resources within the area potentially affected by the proposed action will assist the BLM in identifying and evaluating impacts to such resources. The BLM will consult with Indian tribes on a government-to-government basis in accordance with Executive Order 13175 and other policies. Tribal concerns, including impacts on Indian trust assets and potential impacts to cultural resources, will be given full consideration consistent with these authorities and policies. Federal, State, and local agencies, along with tribes and other stakeholders that may be PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 interested in or affected by the proposed action that the BLM is evaluating, are invited to participate in the scoping process and, if eligible, may request or be requested by the BLM to participate in the development of the environmental analysis as a cooperating agency. The BLM will use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the plan in order to consider the variety of resource issues and concerns identified. Specialists with expertise in the following disciplines will be involved in the planning process: Rangeland management, minerals and geology, forestry, outdoor recreation, archaeology, paleontology, wildlife and fisheries, lands and realty, hydrology, soils, sociology and economics. Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7, 43 CFR 1610.2. Edwin L. Roberson, State Director. [FR Doc. 2018–00518 Filed 1–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWO250000.18XL1109AF.L12200000. PM0000; OMB Control Number 1004–0165] Agency Information Collection Activities; Cave Management: Cave Nominations and Requests for Confidential Information Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), are proposing to renew an information collection with revisions. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 19, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street NW, Room 2134LM, Washington DC 20240, Attention: Jean Sonneman; by email to jesonnem@ blm.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1004–0165 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Dorothy Morgan by email at dmorgan@blm.gov, or by telephone at 202–689–5684. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1 2181 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 16, 2018 / Notices Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, 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. We are 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 BLM; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the BLM enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the BLM 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. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. 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. Abstract: Agencies within the Department of the Interior use the information in a cave nomination to determine if the nominated cave will be listed as significant in accordance with the Federal Cave Resources Protection Act (FCRPA), 16 U.S.C. 4301 through 4310 and the Department’s regulations at 43 CFR 37.11(c). The information is thus necessary for full compliance with agencies’ responsibilities to identify and protect significant caves and their resources. Agencies within the Department of the Interior use the information in requests for confidential cave information to determine whether to grant access to confidential cave data. Agencies need this information in order to comply with their statutory responsibilities to communicate, cooperate, and exchange information, within the limits prescribed by the FCRPA. Title of Collection: Cave Management: Cave Nominations and Requests for Confidential Information. OMB Control Number: 1004–0165. Form Numbers: None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Cave nominations may be submitted pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 4303 and 43 CFR 37.11 by governmental agencies and the public, including those who utilize caves for scientific, education, and recreational purposes. Requests for confidential information may be submitted pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 4304 and 43 CFR 37.12 by Federal and state governmental agencies and their cooperators, bona fide educational and research institutions, and individuals or organizations assisting a land management agency with cave management activities. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 16. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 16. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 1 hour to 10 hours, depending on activity. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 124. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. 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. The estimated annual burdens are itemized in the following table: Type of response Number of responses Hours per response Total Hours (Column B × Column C) A. B. C. D. Cave Nomination ......................................................................................................................... Request for Confidential Cave Information ................................................................................. Totals .................................................................................................................................... The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq). DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Jean Sonneman, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land Management. [18X LLUTY00000 L16100000.XZ0000] [FR Doc. 2018–00607 Filed 1–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P Bureau of Land Management Notice of Intent To Prepare Monument Management Plans for the Bears Ears National Monument Indian Creek and ´ Shash Jaa Units and Associated Environmental Impact Statement, Utah Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:48 Jan 12, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12 4 16 10 1 120 4 124 National Forest Management Act of 1976, as amended (NFMA), and Presidential Proclamation 9558 as modified by Presidential Proclamation 9681, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Canyon Country District Office, Moab, Utah intends to prepare a Monument Management Plan (MMP) for the Bears Ears National Monument Indian Creek Unit, and intends to jointly prepare, with the Manti La-Sal National Forest (USFS), Price, Utah, a MMP for ´ the Shash Jaa Unit. The BLM and USFS, ´ which is a co-manager of the Shash Jaa Unit, will prepare a single Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to satisfy the NEPA requirements for this planning process. By this Notice, the BLM announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 10 (Tuesday, January 16, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2180-2181]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLWO250000.18XL1109AF.L12200000.PM0000; OMB Control Number 1004-0165]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Cave Management: Cave 
Nominations and Requests for Confidential Information

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, 
the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), are proposing to renew an 
information collection with revisions.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
March 19, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) by mail to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land 
Management, 1849 C Street NW, Room 2134LM, Washington DC 20240, 
Attention: Jean Sonneman; by email to [email protected]. Please 
reference OMB Control Number 1004-0165 in the subject line of your 
comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Dorothy Morgan by email at [email protected], or 
by telephone at 202-689-5684.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork

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Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal 
agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, 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.
    We are 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 BLM; (2) will this information be processed and used 
in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how 
might the BLM enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (5) how might the BLM 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. We will include or summarize each comment in our request 
to OMB to approve this ICR. 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.
    Abstract: Agencies within the Department of the Interior use the 
information in a cave nomination to determine if the nominated cave 
will be listed as significant in accordance with the Federal Cave 
Resources Protection Act (FCRPA), 16 U.S.C. 4301 through 4310 and the 
Department's regulations at 43 CFR 37.11(c). The information is thus 
necessary for full compliance with agencies' responsibilities to 
identify and protect significant caves and their resources.
    Agencies within the Department of the Interior use the information 
in requests for confidential cave information to determine whether to 
grant access to confidential cave data. Agencies need this information 
in order to comply with their statutory responsibilities to 
communicate, cooperate, and exchange information, within the limits 
prescribed by the FCRPA.
    Title of Collection: Cave Management: Cave Nominations and Requests 
for Confidential Information.
    OMB Control Number: 1004-0165.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Cave nominations may be submitted 
pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 4303 and 43 CFR 37.11 by governmental agencies 
and the public, including those who utilize caves for scientific, 
education, and recreational purposes. Requests for confidential 
information may be submitted pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 4304 and 43 CFR 
37.12 by Federal and state governmental agencies and their cooperators, 
bona fide educational and research institutions, and individuals or 
organizations assisting a land management agency with cave management 
activities.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 16.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 16.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 1 hour to 10 
hours, depending on activity.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 124.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.
    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.
    The estimated annual burdens are itemized in the following table:

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                                                                                                    Total Hours
                        Type of response                             Number of       Hours per      (Column B x
                                                                     responses       response        Column C)
A.                                                                            B.              C.              D.
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Cave Nomination.................................................              12              10             120
Request for Confidential Cave Information.......................               4               1               4
    Totals......................................................              16  ..............             124
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    The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq).

Jean Sonneman,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land Management.
[FR Doc. 2018-00607 Filed 1-12-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4310-84-P