Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Alaska Beak Deformity Observations, 11811-11812 [2019-05907]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 60 / Thursday, March 28, 2019 / Notices the Contractor against third parties for such loss or damage and the Contractor must promptly assign such rights in writing to the Government. • 3052.228–93 Risk and Indemnities (USCG). (Included in any contract for the lease of an aircraft.) Requires the contractor to provide the Government with evidence of insurance. • 3052.235.70 Dissemination of Information-Educational Institutions. (Included in contracts with educational institutions for research that are not sensitive or classified.) Contractors must provide advanced electronic copies of articles to the Government covering the results of research it plans to publish. The information requested is used by the Government’s contracting officers and other acquisition personnel, including technical and legal staff, for various reasons such as determining the suitability of contractor personnel accessing DHS facilities; to ensure no organizational conflicts of interest exist during the performance of contracts; to ensure the contractor maintains applicable licenses and permits for the removal and disposal of hazardous materials; and to otherwise ensure firms are performing in the Government’s best interest. Failure to collect this information would adversely affect the quality of products and services DHS receives from contractors. For example, potentially, contractors who are lead system integrators could acquire direct financial interests in major systems the contractors are contracted to procure, which would compromise the integrity of acquisitions for the Department. In addition, contractors who own, control or operate a business providing protective guard services could possess felony convictions during the performance of contracts, putting the Department at risk. Furthermore, contractors could change key personnel during the performance of contracts and use less experienced or less qualified personnel to reduce costs, which would adversely affect DHS’s fulfillment of its mission requirements. Many sources of the requested information use automated word processing systems, databases, spreadsheets, project management and other commercial software to facilitate preparation of material to be submitted. With Government-wide implementation of e-Government initiatives, it is commonplace within many of DHS’s Components for submissions to be electronic. Disclosure/non-disclosure of information is handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), other disclosure statutes, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Mar 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 Federal and agency acquisition regulations. The burden estimates are based upon definitive contract award data reported by DHS and its Components to the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) for Fiscal Year 2016. No program changes occurred, however the burden was adjusted to reflect an increase in the number of respondents within DHS for Fiscal Year 2016, as well as an increase in the average hourly wage rate. The decrease in the previously reported average burden per response (from 14 hours to 6.2 hours) is as a result of the addition of clauses to the burden hour analysis with relatively low burden hours. This is an extension of a currently approved collection, 1600–0003. OMB is particularly interested in comments which: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate 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; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Analysis Agency: Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, DHS. Title: Agency Information Collection Activities: Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) PostAward Contract Information. OMB Number: 1600–0003. Frequency: On Occasion. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Number of Respondents: 12,627. Estimated Time per Respondent: 6.2 hours. Total Burden Hours: 234,862. Dated: March 19, 2019. Scott Ewalt, Acting Executive Director, Enterprise Business Management Office. [FR Doc. 2019–05967 Filed 3–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9B–P PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11811 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX19.WB12.C25A1.00; OMB Control Number 1028–0116/Renewal] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; 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. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 29, 2019. 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 U.S. Geological Survey, Information Collections 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Colleen Handel, Alaska Science Center by email at cmhandel@ usgs.gov, or by telephone at 907–786– 7181. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. 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 new, 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 December 6, 2018 (83 FR 62881). No comments were received. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES 11812 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 60 / Thursday, March 28, 2019 / Notices 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 can 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 but their cause still remains unknown. 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. Title of Collection: Alaska Beak Deformity Observations. OMB Control Number: 1028–0116. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals/households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 250. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 250. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Mar 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 Estimated Completion Time per Response: 5 minutes to read the instructions and 10 minutes to complete the response form. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 63 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour 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). Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items under the control of the Field Museum, Chicago, IL that meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects under 25 U.S.C. 3001. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. Christian Zimmerman, Alaska Science Center Director. History and Description of the Cultural Items [FR Doc. 2019–05907 Filed 3–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0027397; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The Field Museum, Chicago, IL National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Field Museum, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the Field Museum. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to the Field Museum at the address in this notice by April 29, 2019. ADDRESSES: Helen Robbins, The Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, telephone (312) 665– 7317, email hrobbins@fieldmuseum.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In 1899, 54 cultural items were removed from the sites of Homolovi I and II in Navajo County, AZ. These items were removed from burials by J.A. Burt, an employee of the Field Museum, as part of a Museum-sponsored excavation he conducted during the winter of 1899–1900. The 38 unassociated funerary objects from Homolovi I consist of one awl, one knife, one stone ear pendant, three ceramic mugs, four ceramic ladles, four ceramic pots, and 24 ceramic bowls. The 16 unassociated funerary objects from Homolovi II consist of one ceramic cup, one chipped stone object, two ceramic ladles, four ceramic pots, and eight ceramic bowls. Homolovi I was occupied from around A.D. 1285 to 1390, and Homolovi II was occupied from around A.D. 1350 to 1400. Based on archeological research, scholarly research, consultation, and museum records, both Homolovi I and II are affiliated with the Hopi Tribe of Arizona and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. The items described above were determined to be unassociated funerary objects based on Burt’s own notes, which indicate the specific grave from which he removed each item. Determinations Made by the Field Museum Officials of the Field Museum have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 54 cultural items described above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony and are believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native American individual. E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey

[GX19.WB12.C25A1.00; OMB Control Number 1028-0116/Renewal]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; 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 
April 29, 2019.

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 U.S. Geological Survey, Information Collections 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, Alaska Science Center by email 
at [email protected], or by telephone at 907-786-7181. You may also 
view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

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 new, 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 
December 6, 2018 (83 FR 62881). No comments were received.

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    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 can 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 but their cause 
still remains unknown. 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.
    Title of Collection: Alaska Beak Deformity Observations.
    OMB Control Number: 1028-0116.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals/households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 250.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 250.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 5 minutes to read the 
instructions and 10 minutes to complete the response form.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 63 hours.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour 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).

Christian Zimmerman,
Alaska Science Center Director.
[FR Doc. 2019-05907 Filed 3-27-19; 8:45 am]
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