Agency Information Collection Activities; USGS Ashfall Report, 20160-20161 [2019-09400]

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Consequently, we are khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 May 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 reopening the public comment period for an additional 15 calendar days. Reopening the comment period will allow the public an opportunity to review the proposed HCP and EA, which are now available on the referenced website, which is http:// www.fws.gov/wafwo/. We invite the public to review and comment on both documents. The notice of availability contains additional background information, which is not repeated here. Authority We provide this notice in accordance with the requirements of section 10 of the ESA and NEPA and their implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22 and 40 CFR 1506.6, respectively). Mary M. Abrams, Deputy Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2019–09432 Filed 5–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX19WC00GJNV331; OMB Control Number 1028–0106] Agency Information Collection Activities; USGS Ashfall Report 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 July 8, 2019. DATES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail 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 1028–0106 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Kristi Wallace by email at kwallace@usgs.gov, or by telephone at (907) 786–7109. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 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 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 The USGS provides notifications and warnings to the public of volcanic activity in the US in order to reduce the loss of life, property, and economic and societal impacts. Ash fallout to the ground can pose significant disruption and damage to buildings, transportation, water and wastewater, power supply, communications equipment, agriculture, and primary production leading to potentially substantial societal impacts and costs, even at thicknesses of only a few millimeters or inches. Additionally, fine-grained ash, when ingested can cause health impacts to humans and animals. USGS will use reports entered in real time by respondents of ashfall in their local area to correct or refine ashfall forecasts as the ash cloud moves downwind. Retrospectively these reports will enable USGS to improve their ashfall models and further research into eruptive processes. E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 89 / Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / Notices This project is a database module and web interface allowing the public and Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) staff to enter reports of ashfall in their local area in real time and retrospectively following an eruptive event. Users browsing the AVO website during eruptions will be directed towards a web form allowing them to fill in ashfall information and submit the information to AVO. Compiled ashfall reports are available in real-time to AVO staff through the AVO internal website. A pre-formatted summary report or table that distills information received online will show ashfall reports in chronological order with key fields including (1) date and time of ashfall, (2) location, (3) positive or negative ashfall (4) name of observer, and (5) contact information is easily viewable internally on the report so that calls for clarification can be made by AVO staff quickly and Operations room staff can visualize ashfall information quickly. Ashfall report data will also be displayed on a dynamic map interface and show positive (yes ash) and negative (no ash) ashfall reports by location. Ashfall reports (icons) will be publicly displayed for a period of 24 hours and shaded differently as they age so that the age of reports is obvious. The ashfall report database will help AVO track eruption clouds and associated fallout downwind. These reports from the public will also give scientists a more complete record of the amount and duration and other conditions of ashfall. Getting first-hand accounts of ashfall will support model ashfall development and interpretation of satellite imagery. AVO scientists will—as time allows—be able to contact the individuals using their entered contact information for clarification and details. Knowing the locations from which ashfall reports have been filed will improve ashfall warning messages, AVO Volcanic Activity Notifications, and make fieldwork more efficient. AVO staff will be able to condense and summarize the various ashfall reports and forward that information on to emergency management agencies and the wider public. The online form will also free up resources during exceedingly busy times during an eruption, as most individuals currently phone AVO with their reports. Title of Collection: USGS Ashfall Report. OMB Control Number: 1028–0106. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 May 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 Respondents/Affected Public: General Public, local governments and emergency managers. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: We are likely to ask individuals to respond 1–6 times year which is the number of past eruptions we have during any one year in Alaska. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: Approximately 250 individuals affected by a volcanic ashfall event each year. Estimated Completion Time per Response: We estimate the public reporting burden will average 5 minutes per response. This includes the time for reviewing instructions, and answering a web-based questionnaire. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 21 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: On occasion, after each ashfall event. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour 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 authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq). Thomas Murray, Director, Volcano Science Center. [FR Doc. 2019–09400 Filed 5–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX19NM00FU5010; OMB Control Number 1028–0094] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 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 July 8, 2019. DATES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to U.S. Geological Survey, ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20161 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 1028–0094 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Joseph East, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey by email at jeast@ usgs.gov, or by telephone at (703) 648– 6450. 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. 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 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: The primary objective of the National Coal Resources Data System (NCRDS) is to advance the understanding of the energy endowment of the United States (U.S.) by gathering and organizing digital geologic information related to coal, coal bed gas, shale gas, conventional and E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey

[GX19WC00GJNV331; OMB Control Number 1028-0106]


Agency Information Collection Activities; USGS Ashfall Report

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 
July 8, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) by mail 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 1028-0106 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Kristi Wallace by email at [email protected], 
or by telephone at (907) 786-7109.

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.
    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 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

    The USGS provides notifications and warnings to the public of 
volcanic activity in the US in order to reduce the loss of life, 
property, and economic and societal impacts. Ash fallout to the ground 
can pose significant disruption and damage to buildings, 
transportation, water and wastewater, power supply, communications 
equipment, agriculture, and primary production leading to potentially 
substantial societal impacts and costs, even at thicknesses of only a 
few millimeters or inches. Additionally, fine-grained ash, when 
ingested can cause health impacts to humans and animals. USGS will use 
reports entered in real time by respondents of ashfall in their local 
area to correct or refine ashfall forecasts as the ash cloud moves 
downwind. Retrospectively these reports will enable USGS to improve 
their ashfall models and further research into eruptive processes.

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    This project is a database module and web interface allowing the 
public and Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) staff to enter reports of 
ashfall in their local area in real time and retrospectively following 
an eruptive event. Users browsing the AVO website during eruptions will 
be directed towards a web form allowing them to fill in ashfall 
information and submit the information to AVO.
    Compiled ashfall reports are available in real-time to AVO staff 
through the AVO internal website. A pre-formatted summary report or 
table that distills information received online will show ashfall 
reports in chronological order with key fields including (1) date and 
time of ashfall, (2) location, (3) positive or negative ashfall (4) 
name of observer, and (5) contact information is easily viewable 
internally on the report so that calls for clarification can be made by 
AVO staff quickly and Operations room staff can visualize ashfall 
information quickly.
    Ashfall report data will also be displayed on a dynamic map 
interface and show positive (yes ash) and negative (no ash) ashfall 
reports by location. Ashfall reports (icons) will be publicly displayed 
for a period of 24 hours and shaded differently as they age so that the 
age of reports is obvious.
    The ashfall report database will help AVO track eruption clouds and 
associated fallout downwind. These reports from the public will also 
give scientists a more complete record of the amount and duration and 
other conditions of ashfall. Getting first-hand accounts of ashfall 
will support model ashfall development and interpretation of satellite 
imagery. AVO scientists will--as time allows--be able to contact the 
individuals using their entered contact information for clarification 
and details. Knowing the locations from which ashfall reports have been 
filed will improve ashfall warning messages, AVO Volcanic Activity 
Notifications, and make fieldwork more efficient. AVO staff will be 
able to condense and summarize the various ashfall reports and forward 
that information on to emergency management agencies and the wider 
public. The online form will also free up resources during exceedingly 
busy times during an eruption, as most individuals currently phone AVO 
with their reports.
    Title of Collection: USGS Ashfall Report.
    OMB Control Number: 1028-0106.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: General Public, local governments and 
emergency managers.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: We are likely to ask 
individuals to respond 1-6 times year which is the number of past 
eruptions we have during any one year in Alaska.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: Approximately 250 
individuals affected by a volcanic ashfall event each year.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: We estimate the public 
reporting burden will average 5 minutes per response. This includes the 
time for reviewing instructions, and answering a web-based 
questionnaire.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 21 hours.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion, after each ashfall event.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour 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 authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq).

Thomas Murray,
Director, Volcano Science Center.
[FR Doc. 2019-09400 Filed 5-7-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4338-11-P