Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; National Ground-Water Monitoring Network Cooperative Funding Application, 35020 [2018-15746]

Download as PDF 35020 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 142 / Tuesday, July 24, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX18DK20GUV0300; OMB Control Number 1028–0114] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; National Ground-Water Monitoring Network Cooperative Funding Application U.S. Geological Survey, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 23, 2018. 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 USGS, Information Collections Clearance Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; or by email to gs-info_collections@usgs.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1028–0114 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Daryll Pope by email at dpope@usgs.gov or by telephone at (609) 771–3933. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/ do/PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the USGS, 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 March 5th, 2018 at 83 FR 9336. No comments were received. jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:59 Jul 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 USGS; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the USGS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the USGS 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 may 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: The USGS is working with the Federal Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI) and its Subcommittee on Ground Water (SOGW) to develop and administer a National Ground-Water Monitoring Network (NGWMN). This network is required as part of Public Law 111–11, Subtitle F—Secure Water: Section 9507, 42 U.S.C. 10367, ‘‘Water Data Enhancement by United States Geological Survey.’’ The NGWMN will consist of an aggregation of wells from existing Federal, State, Tribal, and local groundwater monitoring networks. To support data providers for the NGWMN, the USGS will be providing funding through cooperative agreements to water-resource agencies that collect groundwater data. The USGS will be soliciting applications for funding that will request information from the Agency collecting the data. Elements will include contact information (phone number and email address), and a proposal describing their proposed work in support of the NGWMN. The proposal will describe the groundwater networks to be included in the NGWMN, the purpose of the networks, and the Principal aquifers that are monitored. Proposals may include work to become a new data provider to the NGWMN, support for maintaining connections to agency databases, and work to enhance NGWMN sites (updating metadata, performing well maintenance, and well drilling). The PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 proposal would also require estimates of costs to complete the above tasks and a timeline for planned completion. The proposal will be reviewed by the USGS and the NGWMN Program Board who will make funding recommendations. Title of Collection: National GroundWater Monitoring Network Cooperative Funding Application. OMB Control Number: 1028–0114. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Multistate, state, or local water-resources agencies who operate groundwater monitoring networks. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 30 applicants, 25 awardees. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 55. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 40 hours for applicants, 80 hours for final report. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 3,200 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory to be considered for funding. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Total Estimated Annual Non-hour 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 authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.). Janice Fulford, Directory Observing Systems Division. [FR Doc. 2018–15746 Filed 7–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [189A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900 253G]; OMB Control Number 1076–NEW] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Indian Highway Safety Grants Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the BIA Indian Highway Safety Program (IHSP) are proposing a new information collection. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

 Geological Survey

[GX18DK20GUV0300; OMB Control Number 1028-0114]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; National 
Ground-Water Monitoring Network Cooperative Funding Application

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, 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 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information 
collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
August 23, 2018.

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 USGS, Information Collections Clearance Officer, 12201 Sunrise 
Valley Drive, MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; or by email to [email protected]. Please reference OMB Control Number 1028-
0114 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Daryll Pope by email at [email protected] or by 
telephone at (609) 771-3933. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the USGS, 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 
March 5th, 2018 at 83 FR 9336. 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 USGS; (2) will this information be processed 
and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; 
(4) how might the USGS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (5) how might the USGS 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 may 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: The USGS is working with the Federal Advisory Committee 
on Water Information (ACWI) and its Subcommittee on Ground Water (SOGW) 
to develop and administer a National Ground-Water Monitoring Network 
(NGWMN). This network is required as part of Public Law 111-11, 
Subtitle F--Secure Water: Section 9507, 42 U.S.C. 10367, ``Water Data 
Enhancement by United States Geological Survey.'' The NGWMN will 
consist of an aggregation of wells from existing Federal, State, 
Tribal, and local groundwater monitoring networks. To support data 
providers for the NGWMN, the USGS will be providing funding through 
cooperative agreements to water-resource agencies that collect 
groundwater data. The USGS will be soliciting applications for funding 
that will request information from the Agency collecting the data. 
Elements will include contact information (phone number and email 
address), and a proposal describing their proposed work in support of 
the NGWMN. The proposal will describe the groundwater networks to be 
included in the NGWMN, the purpose of the networks, and the Principal 
aquifers that are monitored. Proposals may include work to become a new 
data provider to the NGWMN, support for maintaining connections to 
agency databases, and work to enhance NGWMN sites (updating metadata, 
performing well maintenance, and well drilling). The proposal would 
also require estimates of costs to complete the above tasks and a 
timeline for planned completion. The proposal will be reviewed by the 
USGS and the NGWMN Program Board who will make funding recommendations.
    Title of Collection: National Ground-Water Monitoring Network 
Cooperative Funding Application.
    OMB Control Number: 1028-0114.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Multi-state, state, or local water-
resources agencies who operate groundwater monitoring networks.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 30 applicants, 25 
awardees.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 55.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 40 hours for applicants, 80 
hours for final report.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 3,200 hours.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory to be considered for funding.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Total Estimated Annual Non-hour 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 authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.).

Janice Fulford,
Directory Observing Systems Division.
[FR Doc. 2018-15746 Filed 7-23-18; 8:45 am]
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