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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 6 / Thursday, January 9, 2020 / 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 authorities for this action are the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), the National Materials and Minerals Policy, Research and Development Act of 1980 (30 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), the National Mining and Minerals Policy Act of 1970 (30 U.S.C. 21(a)), and the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act (50 U.S.C. 98 et seq.). Michael Magyar, Associate Director, National Minerals Information Center, USGS. [FR Doc. 2020–00153 Filed 1–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX20EF00COM00; OMB Control Number 1028–0092] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Topographic Data Grants 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 February 10, 2020. 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 OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Please provide a copy of your comments 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–xxxx in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Diane Eldridge by email at deldridge@usgs.gov, or by telephone at 703–648–4521. You may lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:20 Jan 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 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. A Federal Register notice with a 60day public comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on July 22, 2019, 84 FR 35125. 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 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 U.S. Geological Survey gathers topographic data through the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). The primary goal of 3DEP is to systematically collect enhanced elevation data in the form of high-quality light detection and ranging (lidar) data over the conterminous United States, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories, as well as interferometric synthetic aperture radar (ifsar) data over Alaska. The implementation model for 3DEP is based on multi-agency partnership funding for topographic data acquisition, with the USGS acting in a lead program management role to PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 1179 facilitate planning and acquisition for the broader community, through the use of government contracts and partnership agreements. USGS issues cooperative agreements with partners to collect topographic data through an annual Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), which is a competitive solicitation issued to facilitate the cooperative collection of lidar and derived elevation data for the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). It has been included in the annual Catalog of Domestic Federal Assistance under USGS 15.8 17. Federal agencies, state and local governments, tribes, academic institutions and the private sector are eligible to submit proposals. USGS collects information from applicants about their proposed topographic data collection, cost sharing and then uses that information to determine grant awards. Title of Collection: Topographic Data Grants. OMB Control Number: 1028–0092. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State and local governments, tribes, academic institutions and the private sector are eligible to submit proposals. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 14. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 188. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 60 hours to apply for work order, 1 hour for Monthly report, 20 hours for final report. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,634 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit. Frequency of Collection: One time annually. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour 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). Michael Tischler, Director, National Geospatial Program. [FR Doc. 2020–00156 Filed 1–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

 Geological Survey

[GX20EF00COM00; OMB Control Number 1028-0092]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Topographic 
Data Grants

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 
February 10, 2020.

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 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-
xxxx in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Diane Eldridge by email at [email protected], 
or by telephone at 703-648-4521. 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 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.
    A Federal Register notice with a 60-day public comment period 
soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on 
July 22, 2019, 84 FR 35125. 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 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 U.S. Geological Survey gathers topographic data 
through the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). The primary goal of 3DEP is to 
systematically collect enhanced elevation data in the form of high-
quality light detection and ranging (lidar) data over the conterminous 
United States, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories, as well as 
interferometric synthetic aperture radar (ifsar) data over Alaska. The 
implementation model for 3DEP is based on multi-agency partnership 
funding for topographic data acquisition, with the USGS acting in a 
lead program management role to facilitate planning and acquisition for 
the broader community, through the use of government contracts and 
partnership agreements. USGS issues cooperative agreements with 
partners to collect topographic data through an annual Broad Agency 
Announcement (BAA), which is a competitive solicitation issued to 
facilitate the cooperative collection of lidar and derived elevation 
data for the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). It has been included in the 
annual Catalog of Domestic Federal Assistance under USGS 15.8 17. 
Federal agencies, state and local governments, tribes, academic 
institutions and the private sector are eligible to submit proposals. 
USGS collects information from applicants about their proposed 
topographic data collection, cost sharing and then uses that 
information to determine grant awards.
    Title of Collection: Topographic Data Grants.
    OMB Control Number: 1028-0092.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State and local governments, tribes, 
academic institutions and the private sector are eligible to submit 
proposals.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 14.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 188.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 60 hours to apply for work 
order, 1 hour for Monthly report, 20 hours for final report.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,634 hours.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: One time annually.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour 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).

Michael Tischler,
Director, National Geospatial Program.
[FR Doc. 2020-00156 Filed 1-8-20; 8:45 am]
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