Agency Information Collection Activities; National Land Remote Sensing Education, Outreach and Research Activity, 39115-39116 [2018-16986]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 153 / Wednesday, August 8, 2018 / Notices 39115 TABLE 2—CONTACTS—Continued Species Virginia sneezeweed ................. Contact person, phone, email Jennifer Stanhope, 804–824–2408, jennifer_ stanhope@fws.gov. Authority We publish this document under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: July 16, 2018. Deborah Rocque, Acting Regional Director, Northeast Region. [FR Doc. 2018–16931 Filed 8–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey [GX18EB00A181100; OMB Control Number 1028–0085/Renewal] Agency Information Collection Activities; National Land Remote Sensing Education, Outreach and Research Activity U.S. Geological Survey, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is proposing to renew an information collection. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 9, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection request (ICR) by mail to the U.S. Geological Survey, 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– 0085 in the subject line of your comments. DATES: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Sarah Cook by email at scook@usgs.gov, or by telephone at 703– 648–6136. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Geological Survey, 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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:37 Aug 07, 2018 Contact address Jkt 244001 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Virginia Field Office, 6669 Short Lane, Gloucester, VA 23061. 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 described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary for 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. 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 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 National Land Remote Sensing Education, Outreach and Research Activity (NLRSEORA) is an effort that involves the development of a U.S. national consortium in building the capability to receive, process and archive remotely sensed data for the purpose of providing access to university and state organizations in a ready-to-use format; and to expand the science of remote sensing through education, research/applications development and outreach in areas such as environmental monitoring to include the effects of climate variability on water availability (or lack thereof) and phenology, natural resource management and disaster analysis. Respondents are submitting proposals to acquire funding for a national (U.S.) program to promote the uses of spacebased land remote sensing data and technologies through education and PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 outreach at the state and local level and through university-based and collaborative research projects. The information collected will ensure that sufficient and relevant information is available to evaluate and select a proposal for funding. A panel of USGS Land Resources Mission Area managers and scientists will review each proposal to evaluate the technical merit, requirements, and priorities identified in the call for proposals. This notice concerns the collection of information that is sufficient and relevant to evaluate and select proposals for funding. We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2), and under regulations at 30 CFR 250.197, ‘‘Data and information to be made available to the public or for limited inspection.’’ Responses are voluntary. No questions of a ‘‘sensitive’’ nature are asked. We intend to release the project abstracts and primary investigators for awarded/funded projects only. Title of Collection: National Land Remote Sensing Education, Outreach and Research Activity (NLRSEORA). OMB Control Number: 1028–0085. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Public or private institutions of higher education including universities; state and local governments (including county, city, township or special district governments), independent school districts, Native American Tribal governments or oganizations, nonprofit organizations (with or without 501(c)(3) status). Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: Approximately 5 respondents. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: Approximately 5 responses or applications. Estimated Completion Time per Response: We expect to receive approximately 5 applications per year, taking each applicant approximately 24 hours to complete, totaling 120 burden hours. We anticipate awarding one (1) grant per year. The grantee will be required to submit an interim Annual Progress Report to the designated USGS E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 39116 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 153 / Wednesday, August 8, 2018 / Notices Project Officer within 90 days of the end of the project period and a final report on or before 90 working days after the expiration of the agreement. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 120 hours per year. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain a Benefit. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Total Estimated Annual Non-hour Burden Cost: There are no ‘‘non-hourcost’’ burdens associated with this IC. 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 authorities for this action are the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.). Timothy Newman, Program Coordinator, National Land Imaging Program, U.S. Geological Survey. [FR Doc. 2018–16986 Filed 8–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [(LLCAC06000.L13100000.DS0000. LXSIAREV0000.18XL1109AF) MO# 450012099] Notice of Intent for Potential Amendment to the Resource Management Plan for the Bakersfield Field Office, California, and To Prepare an Associated Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bakersfield Field Office, Bakersfield, California, intends to prepare a supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and a potential Resource Management Plan (RMP) amendment for the Bakersfield Field Office Resource Management Plan. The supplemental EIS will analyze the impacts of hydraulic fracturing technology on BLM-administered public land and mineral estate in the Bakersfield Field Office Planning Area exclusive of the California Coastal National Monument and the Carrizo Plain National Monument. This effort is in response to a settlement agreement in case No. 2:15-cv-04378–MWF/JEM, filed with, and approved by, the U.S. District sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:37 Aug 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 Court for the Central District of California on May 3, 2017. This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the Supplemental EIS and potential RMP amendment. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until September 7, 2018. In order to be included in the analysis, all scoping comments must be submitted in writing and received prior to the close of the 30-day scoping period. We will provide additional opportunities for public participation as appropriate. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria related to this Supplemental EIS and potential RMP amendment by any of the following methods: • Email: blm_ca_bkfo_oil_gas_ update@blm.gov. • Mail: Bakersfield Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Bakersfield RMP Hydraulic Fracturing Analysis, 3801 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined during regular business hours at: Bureau of Land Management, Bakersfield Field Office, 3801 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carly Summers, Supervisory Natural Resources Specialist, telephone 661– 391–6000; address Bureau of Land Management, 3801 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308; email blm_ca_ bkfo_oil_gas_update@blm.gov. Contact Ms. Summers to have your name added to our mailing list. Persons 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. 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: This document provides notice that the BLM Field Office, Bakersfield, California, intends to prepare a supplemental EIS and potential RMP amendment for the 2014 Bakersfield Field Office RMP Planning Area. Furthermore, this document announces the beginning of the scoping process and seeks public input on issues and planning criteria related to hydraulic fracturing. The planning area is located in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare, and Ventura counties in California and encompasses approximately 400,000 acres of public PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 land and an additional 1.2 million acres of Federal mineral estate (i.e., split estate). The purpose of the supplemental EIS is to analyze the environmental effects of the use of hydraulic fracturing technology in oil and gas development on new leases within the planning area and to determine whether changes are needed to the fluid minerals decisions in the Bakersfield Field Office RMP. The need to develop the supplemental EIS is established by the settlement agreement in case No. 2:15-cv-04378–MWF/JEM, filed with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on May 3, 2017. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives if necessary, and guide the planning process. Preliminary issues for the supplemental EIS have been identified by BLM personnel; Federal, State, and local agencies; and other stakeholders. The issues include: Air and atmospheric values; water quality and quantity; seismicity; special status species; mineral resources (oil and gas); and socioeconomics. Preliminary planning criteria include: 1. Only those portions of the existing plan that need to be updated to respond to the issues and management concerns identified in the court order and settlement agreement will be reviewed. 2. The planning process will be completed in compliance with the FLPMA and all other applicable laws. 3. The planning process will include a Supplemental EIS that will comply with NEPA standards. 4. The scope of analysis will be consistent with the level of analysis in approved plans and in accordance with Bureau-wide standards and program guidance. 5. Public comments will be addressed during the planning process. You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing to the BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. To be most helpful, you should submit comments by the close of the 30-day scoping period. 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 E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 153 (Wednesday, August 8, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-16986]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey

[GX18EB00A181100; OMB Control Number 1028-0085/Renewal]


Agency Information Collection Activities; National Land Remote 
Sensing Education, Outreach and Research Activity

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, the 
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is proposing to renew an information 
collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 9, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection request 
(ICR) by mail to the U.S. Geological Survey, Information Collections 
Clearance Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 159, Reston, VA 
20192; or by email to [email protected]. Please reference 
OMB Control Number 1028-0085 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Sarah Cook by email at [email protected], or by 
telephone at 703-648-6136.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Geological Survey, 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.
    We are soliciting comments on the proposed ICR described below. We 
are especially interested in public comment addressing the following 
issues: (1) Is the collection necessary for 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. 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 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 National Land Remote Sensing Education, Outreach and 
Research Activity (NLRSEORA) is an effort that involves the development 
of a U.S. national consortium in building the capability to receive, 
process and archive remotely sensed data for the purpose of providing 
access to university and state organizations in a ready-to-use format; 
and to expand the science of remote sensing through education, 
research/applications development and outreach in areas such as 
environmental monitoring to include the effects of climate variability 
on water availability (or lack thereof) and phenology, natural resource 
management and disaster analysis. Respondents are submitting proposals 
to acquire funding for a national (U.S.) program to promote the uses of 
space-based land remote sensing data and technologies through education 
and outreach at the state and local level and through university-based 
and collaborative research projects. The information collected will 
ensure that sufficient and relevant information is available to 
evaluate and select a proposal for funding. A panel of USGS Land 
Resources Mission Area managers and scientists will review each 
proposal to evaluate the technical merit, requirements, and priorities 
identified in the call for proposals.
    This notice concerns the collection of information that is 
sufficient and relevant to evaluate and select proposals for funding. 
We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary 
under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its 
implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2), and under regulations at 30 
CFR 250.197, ``Data and information to be made available to the public 
or for limited inspection.'' Responses are voluntary. No questions of a 
``sensitive'' nature are asked. We intend to release the project 
abstracts and primary investigators for awarded/funded projects only.
    Title of Collection: National Land Remote Sensing Education, 
Outreach and Research Activity (NLRSEORA).
    OMB Control Number: 1028-0085.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Public or private institutions of 
higher education including universities; state and local governments 
(including county, city, township or special district governments), 
independent school districts, Native American Tribal governments or 
oganizations, nonprofit organizations (with or without 501(c)(3) 
status).
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: Approximately 5 
respondents.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: Approximately 5 
responses or applications.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: We expect to receive 
approximately 5 applications per year, taking each applicant 
approximately 24 hours to complete, totaling 120 burden hours. We 
anticipate awarding one (1) grant per year. The grantee will be 
required to submit an interim Annual Progress Report to the designated 
USGS

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Project Officer within 90 days of the end of the project period and a 
final report on or before 90 working days after the expiration of the 
agreement.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 120 hours per year.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain a Benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Total Estimated Annual Non-hour Burden Cost: There are no ``non-
hour-cost'' burdens associated with this IC.
    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 authorities for this action are the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.).

Timothy Newman,
Program Coordinator, National Land Imaging Program, U.S. Geological 
Survey.
[FR Doc. 2018-16986 Filed 8-7-18; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4338-11-P