Notice of Intent To Renew Information Collection, 13943 [2018-06616]

Download as PDF 13943 Notices Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 63 Monday, April 2, 2018 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 Agricultural Research Service Notice of Intent To Renew Information Collection Agricultural Research Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks comments on the intent of the USNA to renew an information collection that expires August 31, 2018. The information collection serves as a means to collect for certain use of the facilities, grounds, programs and services. This includes fees for educational programs and workshops and for use of the grounds and facilities, as well as for commercial photography and cinematography. Fees generated will be used to defray USNA expenses or to promote the missions of the USNA. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 1, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: richard.olsen@ars.usda.gov. • Fax: 202–245–4514. • Mail: Director, U.S. National Arboretum, Northeast Area, Agricultural Research Service, 3501 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Director, U.S. National Arboretum, Northeast Area, Agricultural Research Service, 3501 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Use of the Grounds and Facilities as well as Commercial Photography and Cinematography. OMB Number: 0518–0032. Expiration Date: 3 years from date of approval. Type of Request: Renewal of approved information collection. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:06 Mar 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 Abstract: The mission of the U.S. National Arboretum (USNA) is to serve the public need for scientific research, education, and gardens that conserve and showcase plants to enhance the environment. The USNA is a 446-acre facility, open to the general public for purposes of education and passive recreation. The USNA is a national center for public education that welcomes visitors in a stimulating and aesthetically pleasing environment. The USNA receives approximately 610,000 visitors on the grounds each year. Many garden clubs and societies utilize the USNA grounds to showcase their activities. Section 890(b) of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996, Public Law 104–127 (1996 Act), expanded the authorities of the Secretary of Agriculture to charge reasonable fees for the use of USNA facilities and grounds. These authorities include the ability to charge fees for temporary use by individuals or groups of USNA facilities and grounds in furtherance of the mission of the USNA. Also, authority was provided to charge fees for tram tours and for the use of the USNA for commercial photography and cinematography. All rules and regulations noted in 7 CFR 500, subpart 2A, conducted on the USNA property will apply to individuals or groups granted approval to use the facilities and grounds. In order to administer the use of the USNA facilities and to determine if the requested use is consistent with the mission of the USNA, it is necessary for the USNA to obtain information from the requestor. Each request will require the completion of an application and submission of an application fee. The application is simple and requires only information readily available to the requestor. The requestor is asked to indicate by whom and for what the purpose the USNA facilities are to be used. Applications are available in hard copy format as well as electronic format (PDF fillable) on the USNA website www.usna.usda.gov. Completed permit requests are received in person, by mail, by facsimile or electronically. Paperwork Reduction Act: In accordance with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations (5 CFR part 1320) implementing the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 information collection and recordkeeping requirements that will be imposed will be submitted to OMB for approval. These requirements will not become effective prior to OMB approval. Estimate of Burden: 145 hours. Estimated Number of Responses: The USNA estimates 250 requests for the use of facilities, 40 for photography and cinematography, and 1,800 educational programs and workshops registrations on an annual basis. Estimate of Total Annual Burden on Respondents: The total cost for responding is $5,206.95 for 145 hours of time at $35.91 per hour. Obtaining Permit Requests: In addition to the current process of obtaining the permit requests in person, by mail, by facsimile, and electronically (and receiving them back in a like manner), the application for photography and cinematography is available on the USNA website and can be submitted electronically: http:// www.usna.usda.gov/about/ photography/photography-andcinematography. The PDF fillable application for the use of facilities is available on the website and can be submitted electronically to USNA. Completed hard copies of permit requests can be submitted to the Administrative Office, USDA, ARS, U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002. Comments: Comments are invited on whether the proposed collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of collection on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technology. Dated: March 14, 2018. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Administrator, ARS. [FR Doc. 2018–06616 Filed 3–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1

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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. 83, No. 63 / Monday, April 2, 2018 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Research Service


Notice of Intent To Renew Information Collection

AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks comments on 
the intent of the USNA to renew an information collection that expires 
August 31, 2018. The information collection serves as a means to 
collect for certain use of the facilities, grounds, programs and 
services. This includes fees for educational programs and workshops and 
for use of the grounds and facilities, as well as for commercial 
photography and cinematography. Fees generated will be used to defray 
USNA expenses or to promote the missions of the USNA.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 1, 2018 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Email: [email protected].
     Fax: 202-245-4514.
     Mail: Director, U.S. National Arboretum, Northeast Area, 
Agricultural Research Service, 3501 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC 
20002.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Director, U.S. National Arboretum, 
Northeast Area, Agricultural Research Service, 3501 New York Avenue NE, 
Washington, DC 20002.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Use of the Grounds and Facilities as well as Commercial 
Photography and Cinematography.
    OMB Number: 0518-0032.
    Expiration Date: 3 years from date of approval.
    Type of Request: Renewal of approved information collection.
    Abstract: The mission of the U.S. National Arboretum (USNA) is to 
serve the public need for scientific research, education, and gardens 
that conserve and showcase plants to enhance the environment. The USNA 
is a 446-acre facility, open to the general public for purposes of 
education and passive recreation. The USNA is a national center for 
public education that welcomes visitors in a stimulating and 
aesthetically pleasing environment. The USNA receives approximately 
610,000 visitors on the grounds each year. Many garden clubs and 
societies utilize the USNA grounds to showcase their activities.
    Section 890(b) of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform 
Act of 1996, Public Law 104-127 (1996 Act), expanded the authorities of 
the Secretary of Agriculture to charge reasonable fees for the use of 
USNA facilities and grounds. These authorities include the ability to 
charge fees for temporary use by individuals or groups of USNA 
facilities and grounds in furtherance of the mission of the USNA. Also, 
authority was provided to charge fees for tram tours and for the use of 
the USNA for commercial photography and cinematography. All rules and 
regulations noted in 7 CFR 500, subpart 2A, conducted on the USNA 
property will apply to individuals or groups granted approval to use 
the facilities and grounds. In order to administer the use of the USNA 
facilities and to determine if the requested use is consistent with the 
mission of the USNA, it is necessary for the USNA to obtain information 
from the requestor. Each request will require the completion of an 
application and submission of an application fee. The application is 
simple and requires only information readily available to the 
requestor. The requestor is asked to indicate by whom and for what the 
purpose the USNA facilities are to be used. Applications are available 
in hard copy format as well as electronic format (PDF fillable) on the 
USNA website www.usna.usda.gov. Completed permit requests are received 
in person, by mail, by facsimile or electronically.
    Paperwork Reduction Act: In accordance with the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) regulations (5 CFR part 1320) implementing 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the 
information collection and recordkeeping requirements that will be 
imposed will be submitted to OMB for approval. These requirements will 
not become effective prior to OMB approval.
    Estimate of Burden: 145 hours.
    Estimated Number of Responses: The USNA estimates 250 requests for 
the use of facilities, 40 for photography and cinematography, and 1,800 
educational programs and workshops registrations on an annual basis.
    Estimate of Total Annual Burden on Respondents: The total cost for 
responding is $5,206.95 for 145 hours of time at $35.91 per hour.
    Obtaining Permit Requests: In addition to the current process of 
obtaining the permit requests in person, by mail, by facsimile, and 
electronically (and receiving them back in a like manner), the 
application for photography and cinematography is available on the USNA 
website and can be submitted electronically: http://www.usna.usda.gov/about/photography/photography-and-cinematography.
    The PDF fillable application for the use of facilities is available 
on the website and can be submitted electronically to USNA. Completed 
hard copies of permit requests can be submitted to the Administrative 
Office, USDA, ARS, U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue NE, 
Washington, DC 20002.
    Comments: Comments are invited on whether the proposed collection 
is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; the 
accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity 
of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of 
collection on those who are to respond, including through the use of 
appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technology.

    Dated: March 14, 2018.
Chavonda Jacobs-Young,
Administrator, ARS.
[FR Doc. 2018-06616 Filed 3-30-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-03-P