Agency Information Collection Activities; Programmatic Clearance for NPS-Sponsored Public Surveys, 63889-63890 [2019-25029]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 19, 2019 / Notices public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on this application. Before issuing the requested permit, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period. We must receive your written comments on or before December 19, 2019. DATES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit requests for copies of the application and related documents, as well as any comments, by one of the following methods. All requests and comments should specify the applicant name and application number (TE38085B): • Email: permitsR3ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective application number TE38085B in the subject line of your email message. 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Permit Application Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, and Federal agencies, Tribes, and the public to comment on the following application. Application No. Applicant Species Location Activity TE38085B .... Mountain State Biosurveys, LLC, Glenwood, WV. Add Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus towsendii ingens) and Virginia bigeared bat (C.t. virginianus) to existing permitted species: Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (M. sodalis), northern long-eared bat (M. septentrionalis). Add new locations—CT, DE, KS, ME, MD, MA, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, ND, OK, PA, RI, SD, VT, VA, WV, WY— to existing authorized locations: AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KY, LA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NC, OH, SC, TN, WI. Conduct presence/ absence surveys, document habitat use, conduct population monitoring, evaluate impacts. 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). 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Moreover, all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES • U.S. Mail: Regional Director, Attn: Carlita Payne, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 American Blvd. West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437–1458. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carlita Payne, 612–713–5343 (phone); permitsR3ES@fws.gov (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. Next Steps If we decide to issue a permit to the applicant listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. Authority We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Nov 18, 2019 Jkt 250001 Lori Nordstrom, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3. [FR Doc. 2019–24939 Filed 11–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NRSS–SSB–NPS0028077; PPWONRANDE2, PMP00E105.YP0000 (200); OMB Control Number 1024–0224] Agency Information Collection Activities; Programmatic Clearance for NPS-Sponsored Public Surveys 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 December 19, 2019. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63889 Type of take Capture, handle, mist-net, harp trap, band, radiotag, release. Permit action Amend. Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or by facsimile at 202–395–5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to Phadrea Ponds, Acting Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525; or by email at phadrea_ponds@nps.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1024– 0224 in the subject line of your comments. To request additional information about this ICR, contact Bret Meldrum, Chief, Social Science Program National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525; or by email at bret_ meldrum@nps.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1024–0224 in the subject line of your comments. 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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 63890 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 19, 2019 / Notices 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. On May 28, 2019, we published a Federal Register notice soliciting comments on this collection of information for 60 days, ending on July 29, 2019 (84 FR 24536). We did not receive any comments regarding this information collection. We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR 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 is authorized by the National Park Service Protection, Interpretation, and Research in System (54 U.S.C. 100701) statutes to collect information used to enhance the management and planning of parks and their resources. Since 1998, the NPS Social Science program has relied heavily on this generic approval to navigate the PRA process in an expedited manner. This process significantly streamlines the information collection requests to OMB in a manner that allows the NPS to submit at least 25 requests per year, which is 4 times as many requests that can be processed annually using the regular submission route. The Programmatic Clearance applies to all NPS social science collections (e.g., questionnaires, focus groups, interviews, etc.) designed to furnish usable information to NPS managers and planners concerning visitor experiences, perceptions of services, programs, and planning efforts in areas managed by the NPS. To qualify for the NPS generic programmatic review process each information request must show clear ties to NPS management and Estimated completion time per response (minutes) Annual number of responses Activity/requirement Total annual burden hours On-site Surveys ........................................................................................................................... Mail-back surveys ........................................................................................................................ All non-response surveys ............................................................................................................ Telephone Surveys ...................................................................................................................... Focus Groups/In person interviews ............................................................................................. On-line surveys ............................................................................................................................ 30,000 2,000 5,000 250 2,000 5,000 15 20 3 30 60 15 7,500 667 250 125 2,000 1,250 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 44,250 ........................ 11,792 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES planning needs in areas managed by the NPS or involve research that will directly benefit the NPS. The scope of the programmatic review process is limited to issues that are noncontroversial or unlikely to attract significant public interest. All collections must be reviewed by the NPS and approved by OMB before a collection is administered. At least 80% of the questions in an individual collection must be taken from the OMB approved Pool of Known Questions (PKQ). We acknowledge that the PKQ is not a comprehensive collection of all possible survey questions; therefore, we allow leeway for requestors to add park or research specific questions not in the PKQ. However, all questions must fit within the scope of the approved Topic Areas. The Social Science Program will continue to conduct necessary quality control and will submit each information collection request to OMB for expedited review before the collection is administered. Title of Collection: Programmatic Clearance for NPS-Sponsored Public Surveys. OMB Control Number: 1024–0224. Form Number: Form 10–201. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals/Households. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Phadrea Ponds, Acting NPS Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service. [Investigation No. 337–TA–1132] [FR Doc. 2019–25029 Filed 11–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P Certain Motorized Vehicles and Components Thereof; Notice of Request for Statements on the Public Interest U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Nov 18, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 223 (Tuesday, November 19, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63889-63890]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-25029]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NRSS-SSB-NPS0028077; PPWONRANDE2, PMP00E105.YP0000 (200); OMB 
Control Number 1024-0224]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Programmatic Clearance 
for NPS-Sponsored Public Surveys

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), are proposing to renew an information 
collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
December 19, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Desk Officer for 
the Department of the Interior by email at [email protected]; 
or by facsimile at 202-395-5806. Please provide a copy of your comments 
to Phadrea Ponds, Acting Information Collection Clearance Officer, 
National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525; or 
by email at [email protected]. Please reference OMB Control Number 
1024-0224 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Bret Meldrum, Chief, Social Science Program 
National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525; or 
by email at [email protected]. Please reference OMB Control Number 
1024-0224 in the subject line of your comments. 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

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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.
    On May 28, 2019, we published a Federal Register notice soliciting 
comments on this collection of information for 60 days, ending on July 
29, 2019 (84 FR 24536). We did not receive any comments regarding this 
information collection.
    We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR 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 is authorized by the National Park Service 
Protection, Interpretation, and Research in System (54 U.S.C. 100701) 
statutes to collect information used to enhance the management and 
planning of parks and their resources. Since 1998, the NPS Social 
Science program has relied heavily on this generic approval to navigate 
the PRA process in an expedited manner. This process significantly 
streamlines the information collection requests to OMB in a manner that 
allows the NPS to submit at least 25 requests per year, which is 4 
times as many requests that can be processed annually using the regular 
submission route. The Programmatic Clearance applies to all NPS social 
science collections (e.g., questionnaires, focus groups, interviews, 
etc.) designed to furnish usable information to NPS managers and 
planners concerning visitor experiences, perceptions of services, 
programs, and planning efforts in areas managed by the NPS. To qualify 
for the NPS generic programmatic review process each information 
request must show clear ties to NPS management and planning needs in 
areas managed by the NPS or involve research that will directly benefit 
the NPS. The scope of the programmatic review process is limited to 
issues that are non-controversial or unlikely to attract significant 
public interest.
    All collections must be reviewed by the NPS and approved by OMB 
before a collection is administered. At least 80% of the questions in 
an individual collection must be taken from the OMB approved Pool of 
Known Questions (PKQ). We acknowledge that the PKQ is not a 
comprehensive collection of all possible survey questions; therefore, 
we allow leeway for requestors to add park or research specific 
questions not in the PKQ. However, all questions must fit within the 
scope of the approved Topic Areas. The Social Science Program will 
continue to conduct necessary quality control and will submit each 
information collection request to OMB for expedited review before the 
collection is administered.
    Title of Collection: Programmatic Clearance for NPS-Sponsored 
Public Surveys.
    OMB Control Number: 1024-0224.
    Form Number: Form 10-201.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals/Households.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.

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                                                                                     Estimated
                                                                                    completion
                      Activity/requirement                         Annual number     time per      Total annual
                                                                   of responses      response      burden hours
                                                                                     (minutes)
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On-site Surveys.................................................          30,000              15           7,500
Mail-back surveys...............................................           2,000              20             667
All non-response surveys........................................           5,000               3             250
Telephone Surveys...............................................             250              30             125
Focus Groups/In person interviews...............................           2,000              60           2,000
On-line surveys.................................................           5,000              15           1,250
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    Total.......................................................          44,250  ..............          11,792
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    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 NPS Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-25029 Filed 11-18-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-52-P