Agency Information Collection Activities; Reporting and Recordkeeping for Snowcoaches and Snowmobiles, Yellowstone National Park, 26153-26154 [2019-11709]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 5, 2019 / Notices 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.). Phadrea Ponds, Acting Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2019–11707 Filed 6–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–IMR–YELL–NPS0027446; PPIMYELL60 PPMVSCS1Z.Y00000 (199); OMB Control Number 1024–0266] Agency Information Collection Activities; Reporting and Recordkeeping for Snowcoaches and Snowmobiles, Yellowstone National Park National Park Service, Interior. Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the National Park Service (NPS, we) are proposing to renew an information collection. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 5, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to Phadrea Ponds, Acting NPS Information Collection Clearance Officer, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525; or by email at phadrea_ponds@nps.gov; or by telephone at 970–267–7231. Please reference OMB Control Number 1024– 0266 in the subject line of your comments. DATES: To request additional information about this ICR by mail, contact Willie Burkhardt, Concessions Management Specialist, P.O. Box 168, Mammoth Hot Springs Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190–0168; or by email at willie_ burkhardt@nps.gov; or by telephone at 307–344–2272. Please reference OMB Control Number 1024–0266 in the subject line of your comments. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Jun 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 NPS; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the NPS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the NPS 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 NPS authorized by the regulations in 36 CFR 7.13(l) to establish a management framework that allows the public to experience the unique winter resources and values at Yellowstone National Park. The final rule includes provisions that allow greater flexibility for commercial tour operators, provide mechanisms to make the park cleaner and quieter during the winter seasons, reward over-snow vehicle innovations and technologies, and allow increases in visitation. It also requires all over-snow vehicles (OSV) operating in the park to meet air and sound emission requirements and be accompanied by a guide. This rule also requires that commercial OSV operators provide the following in a monthly use report and maintain certain records relating to: Emission and Sound Standards (§ 7.13(l)(4)(vii) and (5)). Only OSVs that meet NPS emission and sound standards may operate in the park. Before the start of each winter season: (a) Snowcoach manufacturers or commercial tour operators must demonstrate, PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26153 by means acceptable to the Superintendent, that their snowcoaches meet the standards. (b) Snowmobile manufacturers must demonstrate, by means acceptable to the Superintendent, that their snowmobiles meet the standards. Transportation Events (§ 7.13(l)(11)(i)– (iii)). So that we can monitor compliance with the required average and maximum size of transportation events, as of December 15, 2014, each commercial tour operator must: (a) Maintain accurate and complete records on the number of snowmobiles and snowcoaches he or she brings into the park on a daily basis. These records must be made available for inspection by the park upon request. (b) Provide a monthly use report on their activities. Form 10–650, ‘‘Concessioner Monthly Use Report’’, available on the park website, is used to collect information for transportation events. Enhanced Emission Standards (§ 7.13(l)(11)(iv)). To qualify for the increased average size of snowmobile transportation events or increased maximum size of snowcoach transportation events, each commercial tour operator must: (a) Before the start of each winter season, demonstrate, by means acceptable to the Superintendent, that his or her snowmobiles or snowcoaches meet the enhanced emission standards; and (b) Maintain separate records for snowmobiles and snowcoaches that meet enhanced emission standards and those that do not. We will use the information collected to: (1) Ensure that OSVs meet NPS emission standards to operate in the park; (2) evaluate commercial tour operators’ compliance with allocated transportation events and daily and seasonal OSV group size limits; (3) ensure that established daily transportation event limits for the park are not exceeded, (4) confirm that commercial tour operators do not run out of authorizations before the end of the season and create a gap when prospective visitors cannot be accommodated, and (5) guarantee compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Title of Collection: Reporting and Recordkeeping for Snowcoaches and Snowmobiles, Yellowstone National Park, 36 CFR 7.13(l). OMB Control Number: 1024–0266. Form Number: NPS Form 10–650. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: Businesses desiring to operate snowcoaches and snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1 26154 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 5, 2019 / Notices Estimated annual respondents Activity Average completion time per response (hours) Estimated annual responses Estimated annual burden hours * Transportation Events—Reporting and Recordkeeping for Snowcoaches and Snowmobiles Reporting ......................................................................................................... Recordkeeping ................................................................................................. 15 45 1.5 .5 67.5 22.5 14 14 .5 7 Meet Emission/Sound Standards Private Sector .................................................................................................. Meet Enhanced Emission Standards Reporting ......................................................................................................... Recordkeeping ................................................................................................. 5 5 .25 .25 1.25 1.25 Totals ........................................................................................................ 34 64 ........................ 100 * 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.). Phadrea Ponds, Acting Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2019–11709 Filed 6–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 267–7231. Please reference OMB Control Number 1024–0271 in the subject line of your comments. To request additional information about this ICR by mail, contact Jennifer Talken-Spaulding, Bureau Cultural Anthropologist, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, Mail Stop 7360 (WASO–TRAC), Washington, DC 20240; or by email at jennifer_talkenspaulding@nps.gov; or by telephone at 202–446–4081. Please reference OMB Control Number 1024–0271 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 Information Collection Request (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 NPS; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the NPS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the NPS minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: National Park Service [NPS–WASO–CRPS–NPS0027448; PPWOCRADI0; PPMRSCR1Y.Y00000; 199P103601; OMB Control Number 1024– 0271] Agency Information Collection Activities; Gathering of Certain Plants or Plant Parts by Federally Recognized Indian Tribes for Traditional Purposes National Park Service, Interior. Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the National Park Service (NPS) are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 5, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to Phadrea Ponds, Acting NPS Information Collection Clearance Officer, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525; by email at phadrea_ ponds@nps.gov; or by telephone at 970– jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Jun 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 the Office of Management and Budget (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: Gathering and removing plants or plant parts is currently prohibited in National Park System areas unless specifically authorized by Federal statute or treaty rights or conducted under the limited circumstances authorized by an existing regulation codified in 36 CFR 2.1(c). Regulations codified in 36 CFR part 2 allow the gathering and removal of plants or plant parts by enrolled members of federally recognized tribes for traditional purposes. The regulations authorize agreements between the NPS and federally recognized tribes to facilitate the continuation of tribal cultural practices on lands within areas of the National Park System where those practices traditionally occurred, without causing a significant adverse impact to park resources or values. The regulations: • Respect tribal sovereignty and cultural practices, • further the government-togovernment relationship between the United States and the Indian Tribes, • provide system-wide consistency for this aspect of NPS-Tribal relations. E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 108 (Wednesday, June 5, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26153-26154]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-11709]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-IMR-YELL-NPS0027446; PPIMYELL60 PPMVSCS1Z.Y00000 (199); OMB 
Control Number 1024-0266]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Reporting and 
Recordkeeping for Snowcoaches and Snowmobiles, Yellowstone National 
Park

AGENCY: National Park Service, 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 National Park Service (NPS, we) are proposing to renew an 
information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
August 5, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) by mail to Phadrea Ponds, Acting NPS Information Collection 
Clearance Officer, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525; or by 
email at [email protected]; or by telephone at 970-267-7231. Please 
reference OMB Control Number 1024-0266 in the subject line of your 
comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR by mail, contact Willie Burkhardt, Concessions 
Management Specialist, P.O. Box 168, Mammoth Hot Springs Yellowstone 
National Park, WY 82190-0168; or by email at [email protected]; 
or by telephone at 307-344-2272. Please reference OMB Control Number 
1024-0266 in the subject line of your comments.

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 NPS; (2) will this information be processed and used 
in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how 
might the NPS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (5) how might the NPS 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 NPS authorized by the regulations in 36 CFR 7.13(l) 
to establish a management framework that allows the public to 
experience the unique winter resources and values at Yellowstone 
National Park. The final rule includes provisions that allow greater 
flexibility for commercial tour operators, provide mechanisms to make 
the park cleaner and quieter during the winter seasons, reward over-
snow vehicle innovations and technologies, and allow increases in 
visitation. It also requires all over-snow vehicles (OSV) operating in 
the park to meet air and sound emission requirements and be accompanied 
by a guide. This rule also requires that commercial OSV operators 
provide the following in a monthly use report and maintain certain 
records relating to:

    Emission and Sound Standards (Sec.  7.13(l)(4)(vii) and (5)). 
Only OSVs that meet NPS emission and sound standards may operate in 
the park. Before the start of each winter season:
    (a) Snowcoach manufacturers or commercial tour operators must 
demonstrate, by means acceptable to the Superintendent, that their 
snowcoaches meet the standards.
    (b) Snowmobile manufacturers must demonstrate, by means 
acceptable to the Superintendent, that their snowmobiles meet the 
standards.
    Transportation Events (Sec.  7.13(l)(11)(i)-(iii)). So that we 
can monitor compliance with the required average and maximum size of 
transportation events, as of December 15, 2014, each commercial tour 
operator must:
    (a) Maintain accurate and complete records on the number of 
snowmobiles and snowcoaches he or she brings into the park on a 
daily basis. These records must be made available for inspection by 
the park upon request.
    (b) Provide a monthly use report on their activities. Form 10-
650, ``Concessioner Monthly Use Report'', available on the park 
website, is used to collect information for transportation events.
    Enhanced Emission Standards (Sec.  7.13(l)(11)(iv)). To qualify 
for the increased average size of snowmobile transportation events 
or increased maximum size of snowcoach transportation events, each 
commercial tour operator must:
    (a) Before the start of each winter season, demonstrate, by 
means acceptable to the Superintendent, that his or her snowmobiles 
or snowcoaches meet the enhanced emission standards; and
    (b) Maintain separate records for snowmobiles and snowcoaches 
that meet enhanced emission standards and those that do not.

    We will use the information collected to: (1) Ensure that OSVs meet 
NPS emission standards to operate in the park; (2) evaluate commercial 
tour operators' compliance with allocated transportation events and 
daily and seasonal OSV group size limits; (3) ensure that established 
daily transportation event limits for the park are not exceeded, (4) 
confirm that commercial tour operators do not run out of authorizations 
before the end of the season and create a gap when prospective visitors 
cannot be accommodated, and (5) guarantee compliance with applicable 
laws and regulations.
    Title of Collection: Reporting and Recordkeeping for Snowcoaches 
and Snowmobiles, Yellowstone National Park, 36 CFR 7.13(l).
    OMB Control Number: 1024-0266.
    Form Number: NPS Form 10-650.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Businesses desiring to operate 
snowcoaches and snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.

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                                                                                      Average
                                                     Estimated       Estimated      completion       Estimated
                    Activity                          annual          annual         time per      annual burden
                                                    respondents      responses       response         hours *
                                                                                      (hours)
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               Transportation Events--Reporting and Recordkeeping for Snowcoaches and Snowmobiles
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Reporting.......................................              15              45             1.5            67.5
Recordkeeping...................................                                              .5            22.5
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                                          Meet Emission/Sound Standards
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Private Sector..................................              14              14              .5               7
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                                        Meet Enhanced Emission Standards
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Reporting.......................................               5               5             .25            1.25
Recordkeeping...................................                                             .25            1.25
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................              34              64  ..............             100
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* 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.).

Phadrea Ponds,
Acting Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-11709 Filed 6-4-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4312-52-P