Agency Information Collection Activities; Alaska Beak Deformity Observations, 62881-62882 [2018-26461]

Download as PDF khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2018 / Notices collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consistent with the requirements of Executive Order (E.O.) 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs, and E.O. 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, TSA is also requesting comments on the extent to which this request for information could be modified to reduce the burden on respondents. TSA estimates there are 4,660,363 respondents with an estimated annual reporting burden of 67,147 hours. Information Collection Requirement OMB Control Number 1652–0046; Secure Flight Program, 49 CFR part 1560. Under the Secure Flight Program, the Transportation Security Administration collects information from covered aircraft operators, including foreign air carriers and U.S. airports in order to prescreen passengers and individuals seeking access to the sterile area of the airport. Specifically, the information collected is used for watchlist matching, for matching against lists of Known Travelers, and to assess passenger risk (e.g., to identify passengers who present lower risk and may be eligible for expedited screening). The collection covers the following: (1) Secure Flight Passenger Data (SFPD) for passengers of covered domestic and international flights within, to, from, or over the continental United States, as well as flights between two foreign locations when operated by a covered U.S. aircraft operator. (2) SFPD for passengers of charter operators and lessors of aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of over 12,500 pounds. (3) Certain identifying information for non-traveling individuals that airport operators or airport operator points of contact seek to authorize to enter a sterile area at a U.S. airport (e.g., to patronize a restaurant, to escort a minor or a passenger with disabilities, or for another approved purpose). (4) Registration information critical to deployment of Secure Flight, such as contact information, data format, or the mechanism the covered aircraft operators use to transmit SFPD and other data. (5) Lists of low-risk individuals who are eligible for expedited screening provided by Federal and non-federal entities. In support of TSA Pre✓®, TSA implemented expedited screening of known or low-risk travelers. Federal and non-federal list entities provide TSA with a list of eligible low-risk individuals to be used as part of Secure Flight processes. Secure Flight identifies individuals who should receive low risk screening and transmits the appropriate boarding pass printing result to the aircraft operators. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:35 Dec 04, 2018 Jkt 247001 Dated: November 28, 2018. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2018–26368 Filed 12–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P U.S. Geological Survey [GX18.WB12.C25A1; OMB Control Number 1028–0116] Agency Information Collection Activities; Alaska Beak Deformity Observations 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. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 4, 2019. 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– 0116 in the subject line of your comments. DATES: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Colleen Handel by email at cmhandel@usgs.gov, or by telephone at 907–786–7181. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we 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 that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62881 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. 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: As part of the USGS Ecosystems mission to assess the status and trends of the Nation’s biological resources, the Alaska Science Center Landbird Program conducts research on avian populations within Alaska. Beginning in the late 1990s, an outbreak of beak deformities in Black-capped Chickadees emerged in southcentral Alaska. USGS scientists launched a study to understand the scope of this problem and its effect on wild birds. Since that time, researchers have gathered important information about the deformities and have identified a new virus as the potential cause. The collection of PII is requested as part of this ongoing research in resident Alaskan birds. Members of the public provide observation reports of birds with deformities from around Alaska and other regions of North America. These reports are very important in that they allow researchers to determine the geographical distribution and species affected. Data collection over such a large and remote area would not be possible without the public’s assistance. As part of the online reporting system, an individual’s phone number, email address, and mailing address are requested. This information allows researchers to request additional details or verify reports if necessary but is not required for submission. PII is used only for contact purposes, is stored in a separate table that is encrypted, and is not shared in any way with other individuals, groups, or organizations. E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 62882 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2018 / Notices Title of Collection: Alaska Beak Deformity Observations. OMB Control Number: 1028–0116. Form Number: NA. Type of Review: ‘‘Extension of a currently approved collection’’. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals/households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 150. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 175. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Approximately 5 minutes. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 15 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: One time. 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 authorities for this action are the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.). Christian Zimmerman, Center Director Supervisory Biologist. [FR Doc. 2018–26461 Filed 12–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX19LC00BM6BB00; OMB Control Number 1028–0082] Agency Information Collection Activities; Bird Banding and Band Recovery Reports 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 February 4, 2019. 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– 0082 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:35 Dec 04, 2018 Jkt 247001 this ICR, contact Bruce Peterjohn, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center by email at bpeterjohn@usgs.gov, or by telephone at 301–497–5646. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we 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 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. 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 Bird Banding Program is the responsibility of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Bird Banding Laboratory (BBL). The BBL has a critical role in storing and maintaining data on banded and marked birds, particularly to facilitate coordination between banders and people who later encounter the marked birds, and to ensure the data are available for later analyses. To achieve these goals, the BBL collects information using three forms: (1) The Application for Federal Bird Banding or Marking Permit, (2) The Federal Bird Banding or Marking Permit Renewal Form, and (3) The Bird Banding Recovery Report. PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Title of Collection: Bird Banding and Band Recovery Reports. OMB Control Number: 1028–0082. Form Number: NA. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: General Public. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 74,000. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 74,620. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 3 to 30 minutes, depending on form used. The band recovery form receives approximately 74,100 responses annually. The permit application form receives approximately 80 and the permit renewal form receives approximately 440. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 4000. Respondent’s Obligation: None. Participation is voluntary. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Non-hour Burden Cost: We have not identified any ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this collection of information. 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.). John French, Center Director, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. [FR Doc. 2018–26392 Filed 12–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary [190D0102DM/DS64600000/ DLSN00000.000000/DX.64601] Notice of Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Appointments Office of the Secretary, Interior. Notice of Appointments. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice provides the names of individuals who have been SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 234 (Thursday, December 6, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey

[GX18.WB12.C25A1; OMB Control Number 1028-0116]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Alaska Beak Deformity 
Observations

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 
February 4, 2019.

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 1028-0116 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Colleen Handel by email at [email protected], 
or by telephone at 907-786-7181.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, we 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 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. 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: As part of the USGS Ecosystems mission to assess the 
status and trends of the Nation's biological resources, the Alaska 
Science Center Landbird Program conducts research on avian populations 
within Alaska. Beginning in the late 1990s, an outbreak of beak 
deformities in Black-capped Chickadees emerged in southcentral Alaska. 
USGS scientists launched a study to understand the scope of this 
problem and its effect on wild birds. Since that time, researchers have 
gathered important information about the deformities and have 
identified a new virus as the potential cause. The collection of PII is 
requested as part of this ongoing research in resident Alaskan birds. 
Members of the public provide observation reports of birds with 
deformities from around Alaska and other regions of North America. 
These reports are very important in that they allow researchers to 
determine the geographical distribution and species affected. Data 
collection over such a large and remote area would not be possible 
without the public's assistance. As part of the online reporting 
system, an individual's phone number, email address, and mailing 
address are requested. This information allows researchers to request 
additional details or verify reports if necessary but is not required 
for submission. PII is used only for contact purposes, is stored in a 
separate table that is encrypted, and is not shared in any way with 
other individuals, groups, or organizations.

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    Title of Collection: Alaska Beak Deformity Observations.
    OMB Control Number: 1028-0116.
    Form Number: NA.
    Type of Review: ``Extension of a currently approved collection''.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals/households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 150.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 175.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Approximately 5 minutes.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 15 hours.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: One time.
    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 authorities for this action are the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.).

 Christian Zimmerman,
 Center Director Supervisory Biologist.
[FR Doc. 2018-26461 Filed 12-4-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4338-11-P