Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; USGS Water Use Data and Research Program Announcement, 18311-18312 [2019-08632]

Download as PDF 18311 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 83 / Tuesday, April 30, 2019 / Notices Estimated number of annual respondents Activity/requirement Designated Port Exception Permit Report/Recordkeeping (50 CFR 13 and 14): Private Sector ........................................................................................... Import/Export License Report/Recordkeeping (50 CFR 13 and 14): Private Sector ........................................................................................... FWS Form 3–200–3a, ‘‘Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Application Form: Import/Export License—U.S. Entities’’ (50 CFR 13 and 14): Private Sector ........................................................................................... FWS Form 3–200–3b, ‘‘Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Application Form: Import/Export License—Foreign Entities’’ (50 CFR 13 and 14): Private Sector ........................................................................................... FWS Forms 3–200–44, ‘‘Permit Application Form: Registration of an Agent/ Tannery under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA)’’: Private Sector ........................................................................................... FWS Form 3–200–44a, ‘‘Registered Agent/Tannery Bi-Annual Inventory Report.’’: Private Sector ........................................................................................... Total ................................................................................................... Estimated number of annual responses Completion time per response (hours) Estimated total annual burden hours * 5 5 1 5 10 10 1 10 9,225 9,225 1.25 11,531 126 126 1.25 158 4 4 .3 1 9 9 1 9 10,777 10,777 ........................ 13,462 * Rounded 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.). Dated: April 24, 2019. Madonna Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2019–08672 Filed 4–29–19; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey [GX18DK10GUH0300; OMB Control Number 1028–0118/Renewal] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; USGS Water Use Data and Research Program Announcement 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. amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 30, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) DATES: 18:08 Apr 29, 2019 To request additional information about this ICR, contact Cheryl A. Dieter by email at cadieter@usgs.gov, or by telephone at 443–498–5537. 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 Thursday, October 25, 2018 (83 FR 53895). No comments were received. We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BILLING CODE 4333–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 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 1028–0118 in the subject line of your comments. Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 authorized under SECURE Water Act Section 9508 to assist state water resource agencies with improving their water use data collection activities. The USGS has implemented the Water Use Data and Research program (WUDR) to work with state water agencies in gathering and analyzing their data and assists this effort via cooperative agreements. WUDR will work to improve the collection and reporting of water-use categories by state agencies, including categories of water use that were previously discontinued due to limited resources. This collection will be used E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES 18312 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 83 / Tuesday, April 30, 2019 / Notices in reports to Congress on water resources in the Nation. Total program authorization is $12,500,000 for a period of five years. Cooperative agreements will be announced and awarded as part of a competitive process that will be guided, annually, by a technical committee whose members will include representatives from the stakeholder community as well as the USGS. WUDR funds will be coordinated with a single agency in each state. Collaboration and coordination with USGS personnel will be required as part of the WUDR program. Data must be stored electronically and made available in machine readable formats that can be incorporated into USGS databases. Additionally, methods used for data collection (estimated values, coefficients, etc.) and a description of data quality assurance and control must be provided to the USGS. Title of Collection: USGS Water Use Data and Research Program Announcement. OMB Control Number: 1028–0118. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State water-resource agencies that collect water-use data. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: WUDR estimates that 30 respondents (states) will read the Program Announcement, 14 respondents will submit applications, and 12 respondents will submit semiannual progress reports and a final technical report. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 14 applications, 24 progress reports, and 12 final technical reports. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Read Program announcement: 1 hour; prepare applications: 40 hours; progress reports: 4 hours; final technical report: 24 hours. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 974 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory to be eligible to receive funding. Frequency of Collection: Program Announcements are published annually. Proposals are submitted annually by State Water Resource Agencies wishing to compete for funding as related to the annual Program Announcement. State waterresource agencies that receive a cooperative agreement must submit semi-annual progress reports and a final technical report. Total Estimated Annual Non-hour Burden Cost: None. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Apr 29, 2019 Jkt 247001 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.). Melinda Dalton, Program Coordinator, Water Availability and Use Science Program. [FR Doc. 2019–08632 Filed 4–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [18X LLWO600000.L18200000.XP0000] National Call for Nominations for Sitespecific Advisory Councils Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of call for nominations. AGENCY: The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations for five Bureau of Land Management (BLM) citizens’ advisory councils affiliated with specific sites on the BLM’s National Conservation Lands and for the North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) Science Technical Advisory Panel (STAP). The five advisory councils provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on the development and implementation of management plans in accordance with the statutes under which the sites were established, and the STAP advises the NSSI Oversight Group on technical issues such as identifying and prioritizing inventory, monitoring, and research needs across the North Slope of Alaska and the adjacent marine environment. DATES: All nominations must be received no later than June 14, 2019. ADDRESSES: Nominations and completed applications should be sent to the appropriate BLM offices listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Richardson, BLM Office of Communications, 1849 C Street NW, Room 5614, Washington, DC 20240; Phone: 202–501–2634, email: crichardson@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact Ms. Richardson during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Land Policy and Management SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Act (FLPMA) directs the Secretary of the Interior to involve the public in planning and issues related to management of lands administered by the BLM. Section 309 of FLPMA (43 U.S.C. 1739) directs the Secretary to establish 10- to 15-member citizenbased advisory councils that are consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The rules governing RACs are found at 43 CFR subpart 1784. Individuals may nominate themselves or others for appointment by the Secretary. Nominees must be residents of the State in which the advisory council has jurisdiction. The BLM will evaluate nominees based on their education, training, experience, and knowledge of the geographic area of the advisory council. Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to collaborative resource decision-making. Simultaneous with this notice, BLM State Offices will issue press releases providing additional information for submitting nominations. Before including any address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in the application, nominees should be aware this information may be made publicly available at any time. While the nominee can ask to withhold the personal identifying information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. Alaska North Slope Science Initiative Science Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) Lisa Gleason, BLM Office of Communications, North Slope Science Initiative, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513; Phone: 907– 271–3335. To Apply to the STAP: Nomination forms and instructions can be obtained online at http:// www.northslopescience.org or from the Office of Communications, North Slope Science Initiative. All nominations must be accompanied by letters of reference that describe the nominee’s experience and qualifications to serve on the STAP from any represented interests or organizations, a completed STAP application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications. The STAP consists of members representing 12 science disciplines from diverse professions and interests, including the oil and gas industry, subsistence users, Native Alaskan entities, conservation organizations, wildlife management organizations, and academia. E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-08632]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey

[GX18DK10GUH0300; OMB Control Number 1028-0118/Renewal]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; USGS Water Use 
Data and Research Program Announcement

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 
May 30, 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 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-
0118 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Cheryl A. Dieter by email at [email protected], 
or by telephone at 443-498-5537. 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 
Thursday, October 25, 2018 (83 FR 53895). 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 authorized under SECURE Water Act Section 
9508 to assist state water resource agencies with improving their water 
use data collection activities. The USGS has implemented the Water Use 
Data and Research program (WUDR) to work with state water agencies in 
gathering and analyzing their data and assists this effort via 
cooperative agreements. WUDR will work to improve the collection and 
reporting of water-use categories by state agencies, including 
categories of water use that were previously discontinued due to 
limited resources. This collection will be used

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in reports to Congress on water resources in the Nation. Total program 
authorization is $12,500,000 for a period of five years.
    Cooperative agreements will be announced and awarded as part of a 
competitive process that will be guided, annually, by a technical 
committee whose members will include representatives from the 
stakeholder community as well as the USGS. WUDR funds will be 
coordinated with a single agency in each state. Collaboration and 
coordination with USGS personnel will be required as part of the WUDR 
program. Data must be stored electronically and made available in 
machine readable formats that can be incorporated into USGS databases. 
Additionally, methods used for data collection (estimated values, 
coefficients, etc.) and a description of data quality assurance and 
control must be provided to the USGS.
    Title of Collection: USGS Water Use Data and Research Program 
Announcement.
    OMB Control Number: 1028-0118.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State water-resource agencies that 
collect water-use data.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: WUDR estimates that 
30 respondents (states) will read the Program Announcement, 14 
respondents will submit applications, and 12 respondents will submit 
semi-annual progress reports and a final technical report.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 14 applications, 24 
progress reports, and 12 final technical reports.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Read Program announcement: 
1 hour; prepare applications: 40 hours; progress reports: 4 hours; 
final technical report: 24 hours.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 974 hours.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory to be eligible to receive 
funding.
    Frequency of Collection: Program Announcements are published 
annually. Proposals are submitted annually by State Water Resource 
Agencies wishing to compete for funding as related to the annual 
Program Announcement. State water-resource agencies that receive a 
cooperative agreement must submit semi-annual progress reports and a 
final technical report.
    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.).

Melinda Dalton,
Program Coordinator, Water Availability and Use Science Program.
[FR Doc. 2019-08632 Filed 4-29-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4338-11-P