Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Berry Outlook, 47934 [2018-20543]

Download as PDF 47934 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 184 / Friday, September 21, 2018 / Notices Dated: September 17, 2018. Samantha L. Deshommes, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2018–20539 Filed 9–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GR.18.DJ52.CDQ03.00; OMB Control Number 1028–0122] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Berry Outlook 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 to renew an information collection with revisions. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 22, 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 1028–0122 in the subject line of your comments. SUMMARY: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Nicole Herman-Mercer by email at nhmercer@usgs.gov, or by telephone at 303–236–5031. You may also view the ICR at https:// 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 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Sep 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 June 12, 2018 FR citation 83 FR 27342. 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 Yukon-Kuskokwim (YK) Delta Berry Outlook is a data and observer driven ecological monitoring and modeling framework that forecasts changes in berry habitat and abundance with environmental change. To create a berry monitoring protocol and modeling framework we will solicit local knowledge of berry distribution and abundance from members of YK delta communities using a survey instrument. This survey is comprised of two parts, Part A and Part B. Part A consists of propositions that respondents are asked to agree or disagree with using a Likert scale. Propositions are on the subject of timing, abundance, and distribution of four types of berries prevalent in the region. Part B consists of questions concerning the abundance of that year’s berry harvest. Personally Identifiable Information (PII) will be limited to four elements: Names, phone numbers, emails, and the name of the village they reside in. This PII will be collected so that researchers may communicate project results and solicit feedback on the project itself for evaluation purposes. Statistical analysis PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 will be performed on the survey responses in to ascertain if a consensus exists among participants within villages and among villages. The USGS mission is to serve the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth. This project will collect information from individuals to better understand the abundance, distribution, and variability of berry resources in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region of Alaska. The people of the YK delta hold information about the long-term distribution and abundance of berries that is useful for understanding current and future changes to berry habitat that has the potential to impact wildlife populations of the Yukon Delta region and the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. Title of Collection: YukonKuskokwim Delta Berry Outlook. OMB Control Number: 1028–0122. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals residing in Alaska Native Villages. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 150. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 150. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Twenty-five minutes. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 63. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: Part A onetime; Part B 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.). Pierre Glynn, Chief, Water Cycle Branch. [FR Doc. 2018–20543 Filed 9–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

 Geological Survey

[GR.18.DJ52.CDQ03.00; OMB Control Number 1028-0122]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Yukon-
Kuskokwim Delta Berry Outlook

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 to renew an information 
collection with revisions.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 22, 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-
0122 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Nicole Herman-Mercer by email at 
[email protected], or by telephone at 303-236-5031. You may also view 
the ICR at https://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 
June 12, 2018 FR citation 83 FR 27342. 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 Yukon-Kuskokwim (YK) Delta Berry Outlook is a data 
and observer driven ecological monitoring and modeling framework that 
forecasts changes in berry habitat and abundance with environmental 
change. To create a berry monitoring protocol and modeling framework we 
will solicit local knowledge of berry distribution and abundance from 
members of YK delta communities using a survey instrument. This survey 
is comprised of two parts, Part A and Part B. Part A consists of 
propositions that respondents are asked to agree or disagree with using 
a Likert scale. Propositions are on the subject of timing, abundance, 
and distribution of four types of berries prevalent in the region. Part 
B consists of questions concerning the abundance of that year's berry 
harvest.
    Personally Identifiable Information (PII) will be limited to four 
elements: Names, phone numbers, emails, and the name of the village 
they reside in. This PII will be collected so that researchers may 
communicate project results and solicit feedback on the project itself 
for evaluation purposes. Statistical analysis will be performed on the 
survey responses in to ascertain if a consensus exists among 
participants within villages and among villages.
    The USGS mission is to serve the Nation by providing reliable 
scientific information to describe and understand the Earth. This 
project will collect information from individuals to better understand 
the abundance, distribution, and variability of berry resources in the 
Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region of Alaska. The people of the YK delta hold 
information about the long-term distribution and abundance of berries 
that is useful for understanding current and future changes to berry 
habitat that has the potential to impact wildlife populations of the 
Yukon Delta region and the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge.
    Title of Collection: Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Berry Outlook.
    OMB Control Number: 1028-0122.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals residing in Alaska Native 
Villages.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 150.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 150.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Twenty-five minutes.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 63.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: Part A one-time; Part B 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.).

Pierre Glynn,
Chief, Water Cycle Branch.
[FR Doc. 2018-20543 Filed 9-20-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4338-11-P