Information Collection; Recreation Special Uses and Trail Program Administration, 46706-46707 [2019-19162]

Download as PDF 46706 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 172 Thursday, September 5, 2019 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Nez Perce—Clearwater National Forests; Idaho; Forest Plan Revision for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Forest Service, USDA. Revised notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: ACTION: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Sep 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zach Peterson, Forest Planner, Nez Perce—Clearwater National Forests, 903 3rd Street, Kamiah, ID 83536, 208–935– 4239. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Since the publication of the original NOI in 2014 (79 FR 41252), there have been updates to the Responsible Official, Nature of the Decision to be Made, and the website for where updated information can be accessed. These updates are described below. Responsible Official The responsible official who will approve the Record of Decision is the Forest Supervisor for the Nez Perce— )Clearwater National Forests. Nature of Decision To Be Made The USDA Forest Service published a notice of intent (NOI) to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) in the Federal Register on July 15, 2014. The NOI served as the scoping document for the Forest Plan Revision for the Nez Perce—Clearwater National Forests, and solicited comments have been used in the preparation of a proposed Nez Perce— Clearwater National Forests Land Management Plan (Forest Plan) and draft EIS. Due to ongoing work on this planning effort since 2014, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests (Forest) is updating the information in the original NOI. These updates identify new addresses and contact information, update where information on the project can be found, update the responsible official, and update the nature of the decision to be made. DATES: Comments concerning the updated information in this notice will be most useful in the continued development of the proposed Forest Plan and draft EIS if received by October 7, 2019. The draft EIS is expected by late fall 2019 and a final EIS is expected by winter 2020/2021. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning the updated information in this notice may be sent via email to: fpr_npclw@ fs.fed.us. Written comments may also be sent via mail or hand-delivered to: Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest Supervisor’s Office, Attn: Forest Plan SUMMARY: Revision, 903 3rd Street, Kamiah, ID 83536. The EIS process is meant to inform the Forest Supervisor in order to decide which alternative best maintains and restores National Forest System terrestrial and aquatic resources while providing ecosystem services and multiple uses, as required by the National Forest Management Act and the Multiple Use Sustained Yield Act. The revised Forest Plan will identify delineation of new management areas across the Forest, identify the potential timber sale quantity, make recommendations to Congress for Wilderness designation, and list the rivers and streams eligible and suitable for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Proposed Action Public Involvement Fmt 4703 BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service The Forest is using information received during the comment period associated with the 2014 NOI; public information workshops and meetings with community groups throughout 2015; alternative development workshops, webinars, and open houses in 2018; and ongoing engagement with state, county, and tribal governments to inform the development of the draft EIS and draft revised Forest Plan. Comments submitted in response to the original 2014 NOI and throughout the Frm 00001 Dated: August 6, 2019. Frank R. Beum, Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2019–19089 Filed 9–4–19; 8:45 am] For updates to the Proposed Action, refer to ‘‘Alternative Development’’ on the Forest’s website at: http://bit.ly/ NezClearFPR. PO 00000 continuing engagement do not need to be resubmitted. Comments submitted in response to the updated information in this notice will also be considered. Comments received in response to this solicitation, including names and addresses of those who comment, will be part of the public record for this proposed action. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered, however, anonymous comments will not provide the Agency with the ability to provide the respondent with subsequent environmental documents. The decision to approve the revised Forest Plan for the Nez Perce— Clearwater National Forests will be subject to the objection process identified in 36 CFR part 219 subpart B (219.50 to 219.62). According to 36 CFR 219.53(a), those who may file an objection are individuals and entities who have submitted substantive formal comments related to plan revision during the opportunities provided for public comment during the planning process; this includes comments submitted in response to the 2014 NOI and comments submitted in response to the updated information in this notice. The website location for information on this project has been updated. For updates, refer to the Quick Link: ‘‘Get Involved in Forest Planning! Collaboration and Participation Information’’ on the Forest’s website at: http://bit.ly/NezClearFPR. Sfmt 4703 Information Collection; Recreation Special Uses and Trail Program Administration Forest Service, USDA. Notice; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the addition of two optional appendices and one clause to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 172 / Thursday, September 5, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES the information collection: FS–2700– 4i—Special Use Permit for Outfitting and Guiding. DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before November 4, 2019 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to Ben Johnson, National Recreation Special Uses Program Lead, USDA Forest Service, USDA Forest Service, 201 14th Street SW, Washington, DC 20250. Comments also may be submitted to Ben Johnson at 971–284–1941 or by email at benjamin.c.johnson@usda.gov. The public may inspect comments received at the USDA Forest Service, 201 14th Street SW, Washington, DC 20250 during normal business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ben Johnson, National Recreation Special Uses Program Lead, at 971–284–1941 OR, or via email at benjamin.c.johnson@ usda.gov. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Special Use Permit for Outfitting and Guiding Optional Clause and Appendices. OMB Number: 0596–0082. Type of Request: Renewal to a currently approved information collection with changes. Abstract: The change to an approved information collection supports implementation of the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act of 2016 (the Act) (16 U.S.C. 583k–5). The Act directs the Forest Service to establish a pilot program on not less than 20 forest units to offset all or part of the land use fee for an outfitting and guiding permit by the cost of the work performed by the permit holder to construct, improve, or maintain National Forest System trails, trailheads, or developed sites that support public use. The amended information collection and optional appendices will be the official permit that documents the relationship between the Forest Service and the permit holder. Forms FS–2700–4i, Special Use Permit for Outfitting and Guiding. This permit will be amended to include clause A–23. National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act—Fee Offset for HolderPerformed Work. Major headings in the clause are definitions, land use fee VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Sep 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 offset, and the holder maintenance plan. No new information will be collected. FS–2700–4i, Appendix H, Annual Stewardship Act Fee Offset Agreement, is a new optional information collection that serves as an amendment to FS– 2700–4i. The amendment will only be used if the permit is subject to the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act fee offset agreement. This information collection asks for the name of the permit holder, the date of the permit, and the total estimated annual land use fee amount. The form also collects information about the agreed upon project/s (including whether the project is construction, improvement, or maintenance), the project completion due date, estimated cost, actual completion date, and actual cost. FS–2700–4i, Appendix I, Stewardship Act Fee Offset Claim Certification. Information collected includes the National Forest and Ranger District location of the project, the project name, the fiscal year of the planned work, the name of the holder, and the date of the annual Stewardship Act fee offset agreement. Additionally collected, is the itemized costs of the project. This information is used to manage permits applicable to the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act fee offset. The information will be collected by Federal employees authorized to issue recreation special use permits for outfitters and guides. The name and contact information of the permit holder will be used to track which holders are participating in the fee offset program. The description of the agreed upon project and the estimated and actual cost of the project will be used to assure compliance with the fee offset program and to track trends and the amount of trail care completed by partners. Estimate of Annual Burden: 30 minutes. Type of Respondents: Permit Holders. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 20. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 50 hours. Comment is invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information is necessary for the stated purposes and the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical or scientific utility; (2) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46707 information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. Dated: August 15, 2019. Richard A. Cooksey, Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest Systems. [FR Doc. 2019–19162 Filed 9–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board Forest Service, USDA. Announcement of meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: The Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board (Board) will meet in Rapid City, South Dakota. The Board is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, the National Forest Management Act of 1976, and the Federal Public Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Additional information concerning the Board, including the meeting summary/ minutes, can be found by visiting the Board’s website at: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/blackhills/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees. DATES: The meetings will be held on the following dates: • Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 1 p.m.–4:30 p.m. • Wednesday, October 20, 2019, from 1 p.m.–4:30 p.m. • Wednesday, November 20, 2019, from 1 p.m.–4:30 All meetings are subject to cancellation. For updated status of meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Forest Service Center, 8221 Mount Rushmore Road, Rapid City, South Dakota. Written comments may be submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 172 (Thursday, September 5, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46706-46707]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-19162]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Information Collection; Recreation Special Uses and Trail Program 
Administration

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and 
organizations on the addition of two optional appendices and one clause 
to

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the information collection: FS-2700-4i--Special Use Permit for 
Outfitting and Guiding.

DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before November 4, 
2019 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date 
will be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to Ben 
Johnson, National Recreation Special Uses Program Lead, USDA Forest 
Service, USDA Forest Service, 201 14th Street SW, Washington, DC 20250.
    Comments also may be submitted to Ben Johnson at 971-284-1941 or by 
email at [email protected].
    The public may inspect comments received at the USDA Forest 
Service, 201 14th Street SW, Washington, DC 20250 during normal 
business hours.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ben Johnson, National Recreation 
Special Uses Program Lead, at 971-284-1941 OR, or via email at 
[email protected]. Individuals who use telecommunication 
devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 
1-800-877-8339 twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year, 
including holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Special Use Permit for Outfitting and Guiding Optional 
Clause and Appendices.
    OMB Number: 0596-0082.
    Type of Request: Renewal to a currently approved information 
collection with changes.
    Abstract: The change to an approved information collection supports 
implementation of the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act of 
2016 (the Act) (16 U.S.C. 583k-5). The Act directs the Forest Service 
to establish a pilot program on not less than 20 forest units to offset 
all or part of the land use fee for an outfitting and guiding permit by 
the cost of the work performed by the permit holder to construct, 
improve, or maintain National Forest System trails, trailheads, or 
developed sites that support public use. The amended information 
collection and optional appendices will be the official permit that 
documents the relationship between the Forest Service and the permit 
holder.

Forms

    FS-2700-4i, Special Use Permit for Outfitting and Guiding. This 
permit will be amended to include clause A-23. National Forest System 
Trails Stewardship Act--Fee Offset for Holder-Performed Work. Major 
headings in the clause are definitions, land use fee offset, and the 
holder maintenance plan. No new information will be collected.
    FS-2700-4i, Appendix H, Annual Stewardship Act Fee Offset 
Agreement, is a new optional information collection that serves as an 
amendment to FS-2700-4i. The amendment will only be used if the permit 
is subject to the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act fee 
offset agreement. This information collection asks for the name of the 
permit holder, the date of the permit, and the total estimated annual 
land use fee amount. The form also collects information about the 
agreed upon project/s (including whether the project is construction, 
improvement, or maintenance), the project completion due date, 
estimated cost, actual completion date, and actual cost.
    FS-2700-4i, Appendix I, Stewardship Act Fee Offset Claim 
Certification. Information collected includes the National Forest and 
Ranger District location of the project, the project name, the fiscal 
year of the planned work, the name of the holder, and the date of the 
annual Stewardship Act fee offset agreement. Additionally collected, is 
the itemized costs of the project.
    This information is used to manage permits applicable to the 
National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act fee offset. The 
information will be collected by Federal employees authorized to issue 
recreation special use permits for outfitters and guides. The name and 
contact information of the permit holder will be used to track which 
holders are participating in the fee offset program. The description of 
the agreed upon project and the estimated and actual cost of the 
project will be used to assure compliance with the fee offset program 
and to track trends and the amount of trail care completed by partners.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: 30 minutes.
    Type of Respondents: Permit Holders.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 20.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 50 hours.
    Comment is invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information 
is necessary for the stated purposes and the proper performance of the 
functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have 
practical or scientific utility; (2) the accuracy of the Agency's 
estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    All comments received in response to this notice, including names 
and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. 
Comments will be summarized and included in the request for Office of 
Management and Budget approval.

    Dated: August 15, 2019.
Richard A. Cooksey,
Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest Systems.
[FR Doc. 2019-19162 Filed 9-4-19; 8:45 am]
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