Information Collection: Special Use Administration, 32356-32360 [2020-11615]

Download as PDF 32356 Notices Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 104 Friday, May 29, 2020 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 Information Collection: Special Use 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 extension with revision of a currently approved information collection, Special Use Administration. SUMMARY: Comments must be received in writing on or before July 28, 2020 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 Volunteers & Service Program Manager, USDA Forest Service, Attention: Lands, USDA Forest Service—Washington Office, 1400 Independence Avenue Southwest, Mailstop 1124, Washington, DC 20250–1124. Comments also may be submitted via facsimile to 703–605– 5117 or by email to: reply_lands_staff@ usda.gov. The public may inspect comments received at the USDA Forest Service— Washington Office during normal business hours. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to facilitate entry to the building. DATES: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Chandler, Realty Specialist, at 202–205–1117 or via email at mark.chandler@usda.gov. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:06 May 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 Title: Special Use Administration. OMB Number: 0596–0082. Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2017. Type of Request: Extension with revision. Abstract: The information collection requirements are necessary for the Forest Service to issue and administer special use authorizations that allow the public to use and occupy National Forest System (NFS) lands under these authorities. The information collected is used by Forest Service officials (unless otherwise noted) to ensure that uses of NFS lands are authorized, in the public interest, and compatible with the Agency’s mission; and/or record authorization of use granted by appropriate Forest Service officials. In addition, the Department of the Interior (DOI) statutes for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), National Park Service (NPS), and Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) along with the statute for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) authorize its collection of information and will utilize form SF–299 ‘‘Application for Transportation and Utility Systems and Facilities on Federal Lands.’’ Several statutes authorize the Forest Service to issue and administer authorizations for use and occupancy of NFS lands and collect information from the public for those purposes. The laws authorizing the collection of this information include the Organic Administration Act of 1897 (16 U.S.C. 551); Title V of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1761–1771); Act of March 4, 1915 (16 U.S.C. 497); Alaska Term Permit Act of March 30, 1948 (48 U.S.C. 341); Act of September 3, 1954 (68 Stat. 1146; 43 U.S.C. 931c, 931d); National Forest Ski Area Permit Act (16 U.S.C. 497b); section 28 of the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 185); National Forest Roads and Trails Act (FRTA, 16 U.S.C. 532–538); section 7 of the Granger-Thye Act (16 U.S.C. 480d); Act of May 26, 2000 (16 U.S.C. 460l–6d); Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (16 U.S.C. 6801–6814); Archeological Resource Protection Act of October 31, 1979 (16 U.S.C. 1996); and the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended. Forest Service regulations implementing these authorities, found at 36 CFR part 251, subpart B, contain PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information collection requirements, including submission of applications, execution of forms, and imposition of terms and conditions that entail information collection requirements, such as the requirement to submit annual financial information, to prepare and update an operating plan; to prepare and update a maintenance plan, and to submit compliance reports and information updates. The information helps the Forest Service identify the environmental and social impacts of special uses for purposes of compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and program administration. In addition, the Forest Service uses the information to ascertain whether the land use fee(s) charged for special use authorizations are based on market value. Information collection occurs via application forms, as well as terms and conditions in special use authorizations and operating plans. There are six categories of information collected: (1) Information required from proponents and applicants to evaluate proposals and applications to use or occupy NFS lands, (2) Information required from applicants to complete special use authorizations, (3) Annual financial information required from holders to determine land use fees, (4) Information required from holders to prepare and update operating plans, (5) Information required from holders to prepare and update maintenance plans, and (6) Information required from holders to complete compliance reports and informational updates. The six categories cover all information collection requirements involved in administration of the Special Uses program, including application and reporting forms; authorization forms; supplemental special use authorization clauses in Forest Service Handbook 2709.11, chapter 50; and information collection requirements not associated with an approved standard form. These six categories demonstrate the complexity of the special uses program and the importance of standard forms in administration of the program. Special use authorizations encompass a variety of activities ranging from individual private uses to large-scale commercial E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 104 / Friday, May 29, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES facilities and public services. Examples of authorized special uses include public and private road rights-of-way, apiaries, domestic water supply conveyance systems, telephone and electric service rights-of-way, oil and gas pipeline rights-of-way, communications facilities, hydroelectric power-generating facilities, ski areas, resorts, marinas, municipal sewage treatment plants, and public parks and playgrounds. Category 1: The Application Process 1. IRS form W–9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification, is used to certify permit holder federal tax classification as part of the permit authorization and administration process. 2. FS–2300–43, Special Use Application and Permit for GovernmentOwned Buildings, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and to issue permits for use of government-owned facilities on NFS lands. 3. FS–2700–3a, Holder-Initiated Revocation of Existing Authorization and Request for a Special Use Permit, is used to facilitate issuance of a new authorization when there is a change in ownership of authorized improvements or a change in control of the holder of a special use authorization. 4. FS–2700–3b, Special Use Application and Permit for Noncommercial Group Use, provides information used to evaluate requests to use NFS lands for noncommercial gatherings involving 75 or more people, such as a wedding or an activity involving the exercise of First Amendment rights, and to authorize such requests. 5. FS–2700–3c, Special Use Application and Permit for Recreation Events, is used to collect information needed to evaluate requests to use NFS lands for events involving an entry or participation fee, such as an endurance ride, and to authorize such requests. 6. FS–2700–3f, Special Use Application and Permit, Temporary Permit for Outfitting and Guiding, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and to issue temporary permits to use NFS lands for Outfitting and Guiding services. 7. FS–2700–10, Technical Data for Communications Uses, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and to evaluate the compatibility of communications equipment at a communications site to minimize frequency interference and other compatibility problems. 8. FS–2700–11, Agreement Concerning a Small Business VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:06 May 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 Administration Loan for a Holder of a Special Use Permit, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and to enter into agreement with a holder, a lender, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) regarding a loan guaranteed by the SBA. 9. FS–2700–12, Agreement Concerning a Loan for a Holder of a Special Use Permit, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and to enter into an agreement with a holder and a lender regarding a loan not guaranteed by the SBA. 10. FS–2700–30, Application for Permit for Archaeological Investigations, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and to evaluate the financial capability and qualifications of an applicant to undertake archaeological investigations on NFS lands. 11. FS–2700–33, Additional Insured Endorsement for a Special Use Authorization, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and to name the United States as an additional insured in an insurance policy issued to the holder of a special use authorization. 12. FS–2700–34, Prospectus for Campground and Related Granger-Thye Concessions, is used to select the most qualified applicant to operate a concession campground in a competitive process. 13. FS–2800–22A, Application for Authorization for Paleontological Resources Research or Collection, ((renumbered from and separated from FS– 2700–36)), is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information required to evaluate an applicant’s proposal for paleontological research or collection to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements established for such activities. 14. FS–2800–22B, Authorization to Conduct Paleontological Resources Research or Collection, ((re-numbered from and separated from FS–2700–36)), is the form used by the Forest Service to establish stipulations for the performance of authorized activities related to paleontological research or collection. 15. FS–2800–22C, Paleontological Investigation Report Form, ((renumbered from and separated from FS– 2700–36)), is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information necessary to evaluate a permit holder’s compliance with requirements established under an authorization to conduct paleontological research or collection, and to collect information used in the monitoring of paleontological resources. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32357 16. FS–2800–22D, Paleontological Specimen Data Form, ((re-numbered from and separated from FS–2700–36)), is the form used by the Forest Service to provide information regarding specimens collected under authorization, which remain Federal property, and which must be deposited in an approved repository institution. 17. FS–6500–24, Financial Statement, provides information used by the authorized Forest Service officer or financial analyst to evaluate the financial capability of an applicant to undertake the requested use and to comply with the terms and conditions of an authorization. This form is used primarily for requests to operate ski areas, resorts, and government-owned campgrounds on NFS lands. 18. 16. FS–6500–25, Request for Verification, is the form used by an authorized Forest Service officer or financial analyst to: (1) Obtain a release of information from a financial institution to verify the financial capability of an applicant to undertake the requested use, and (2) to comply with the terms and conditions of an authorization. This form is used primarily for requests to operate ski areas, resorts, and government-owned campgrounds on NFS lands. 19. Response to a Prospectus (no designated form). When the Forest Service offers a new business opportunity that requires a Special Use authorization, for which there is competitive interest, it is necessary to issue a prospectus. Information provided by applicants in response to a prospectus is used to select the most qualified applicant. 20. Stanislaus FS–2300–1A Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Permit is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and to issue temporary permits to use NFS lands for river permit. 21. Stanislaus FS–2300–1B Cherry Creek Self-Registration Permit is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and to issue temporary permits to use NFS lands for river permit. Category 2: Special Use Authorizations 1. FS–2700–4, Special Use Permit, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and to authorize a variety of uses on NFS lands not covered by another form. 2. FS–2700–4b, Forest Road Special Use Permit, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and to authorize, under FLPMA, the construction and use of an NFS road, typically to access private property within a national forest for commercial E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 32358 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 104 / Friday, May 29, 2020 / Notices purposes, such as timber hauling or noncommercial purposes such as residential use. 3. FS–2700–4c, Private Road Special Use Permit, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and to authorize, under FLPMA, the construction and use of a road that is not part of the forest transportation system to access non-Federal land, a mining claim, a mineral leasing area, or other uses of NFS lands. 4. FS–2700–4d, Temporary Cost Share Agreement Road Special Use Permit, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and to authorize, under FLPMA, the construction, maintenance, and use of a temporary road on NFS lands covered by a cost share agreement to access private property within a national forest for commercial purposes, such as timber harvesting. 5. FS–2700–4h, Special Use Permit for Campground and Related Granger-Thye Concessions, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and to authorize the operation and maintenance of a government-owned recreation site on NFS lands. 6. FS–2700–4h—Appendix B, Annual Granger-Thye Fee Offset Agreement, is used by authorized Forest Service official and the holder to specify the government maintenance, reconditioning, renovation, and improvement used to offset the land use fee for a Campground and Related Granger-Thye Concessions Special Use Permit. 7. FS–2700–4h—Appendix F, Special Use Permit for Campground and Related Granger-Thye Concessions, describes the Forest Service’s drinking water program and the requirements that apply to holders authorized to operate a federally owned drinking water system. 8. FS–2700–4h—Appendix G, Granger-Thye Fee Offset Claim Certification, is used by a holder to provide a record of said holder’s direct and indirect costs attributable to a project enumerated in a Granger-Thye Fee Offset Agreement. 9. FS–2700–4i, Special Use Permit for Outfitting and Guiding, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and authorize the use and occupancy of NFS lands to provide outfitting and guiding services. 10. FS–2700–4j, Special Use Permit for a Federal Agency’s Electric Transmission Facilities, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and authorize the use and occupancy of NFS lands by a Federal agency that owns and operates electric transmission lines and facilities. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:06 May 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 11. FS–2700–4—Shawnee, Special Use Permit for Equestrian Outfitting on the Shawnee National Forest, is required as part of a litigation settlement for the Shawnee National Forest. 12. FS–2700–5, Term Special Use Permit, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and authorize long-term use of NFS lands involving privately owned facilities. 13. FS–2700–5a, Term Special Use Permit for Recreation Residences, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and authorize a privately owned recreation residence on NFS lands. 14. Grand Island–FS–2700–5a, Term Special Use Permit for Recreation Residences, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and authorize a privately owned recreation residence on Grand Island Recreation Area. 15. FS–2700–5b, Ski Area Term Special Use Permit, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and authorize ski areas on NFS lands. 16. FS–2700–5c, Resort/Marina Term Special Use Permit, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and authorize a resort/marina on NFS lands. 17. FS–2700–5d, Resort Supplement for Outfitting and Guiding, provides information the Forest Service uses to authorize outfitting and guiding occurring at a resort/marina on NFS lands 18. FS–2700–9a, Agricultural Irrigation and Livestock Watering System Easement, is used by the Forest Service to collect information and grant an easement for an agricultural irrigation or a livestock watering system on NFS lands. 19. FS–2700–9b, Cost Share Easement, is used by the Forest Service to collect information and authorize, under FRTA, the acquisition, construction, or reconstruction and the maintenance and use of an NFS road that is subject to a cost share agreement. The parties to the cost share agreement grant each other easements within the geographic area covered by the agreement. A cost share easement is for a NFS road and is subject to the cost sharing provisions of the agreement. 20. FS–2700–9c, Non-Cost Share Easement, is used by the Forest Service to collect information and authorize, under FRTA, the construction, reconstruction, maintenance, and use of private roads under a cost share agreement. The parties to the cost share agreement grant each other easements within the geographic area covered by the agreement. A non-cost share easement is for a private road (rather PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 than a NFS road) and is not subject to the cost sharing provisions of the agreement. 21. FS–2700–9d, Public Road Easement, is used by the Forest Service to collect information and grant easements, under FRTA, to public road authorities, such as States or counties, to construct and maintain public roads that are not part of the Federal Aid Highway System. 22. FS–2700–9e, Forest Road Easement, is issued under the National Forest Roads and Trails Act. This form is used by the Forest Service to collect information and to grant an easement, under FRTA, to a party to a cost share agreement, or to another non-Federal landowner who is cooperating in the acquisition, construction, or maintenance of a NFS road. The easement is for acquisition, construction or reconstruction, maintenance, and use of a NFS road that is outside the boundaries of a cost share agreement. At the time the easement is granted, the grantor and the grantee share the costs of acquisition, construction, and reconstruction. After the easement is granted, the grantor and the grantee share only the cost of maintenance. 23. FS–2700–9f, Private Road Easement, issued under the National Forest Roads and Trails Act; the Forest Service uses this form to collect information and grant an easement, under FRTA, to a party to a cost share agreement, or to another non-Federal landowner who is cooperating in the acquisition, construction, or maintenance of a NFS road. The easement is for construction or reconstruction, maintenance, and use of a private road that is outside the boundaries of a cost share agreement. Since the easement is for a private rather than a NFS road, the cost of constructing, reconstructing, and maintaining the road are borne by the grantee. 24. FS–2700–9g, Forest Road Easement, issued under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, is used by Forest Service to collect information and grant an easement, under FLPMA, for construction, reconstruction, maintenance, and use of an NFS road, when the grantee is not a party to a cost share agreement for the acquisition, construction, and maintenance of an NFS road, or when the grantee does not meet the requirements for issuance of a forest road easement under FRTA. 25. FS–2700–9h, Private Road Easement, issued under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, is used by the Forest Service to collect information and grant an easement, E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 104 / Friday, May 29, 2020 / Notices under FLPMA, for construction, reconstruction, maintenance, and use of a private road, when the grantee is not a party to a cost share agreement for the acquisition, construction, and maintenance of NFS roads, or when the grantee does not meet the requirements for issuance of a private road easement under FRTA. 26. FS–2700–10b, Communications Site Lease, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and to authorize a communications use within a designated communications site on NFS lands. 27. FS–2700–10c (re-numbered from 2700–39), Communications use Permit for Federal Agencies, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and to authorize a communications use within a designated communications site on NFS lands is to be used ONLY for Federal Agencies (other than the Forest Service) who have jurisdiction over the facility. 28. FS–2700–23, Amendment for Special Use Authorization, is used by the Forest to collect information and amend an existing special use authorization. 29. FS–2700–25, Temporary Special Use Permit, is used by the Forest Service to authorize uses of 1 year or less on NFS lands. 30. FS–2700–26, Major Category Cost Recovery Agreement, is used to effectuate cost recovery for special use applications or authorizations involving over 50 hours to process or monitor. 31. FS–2700–26b, Cost Recovery Master Agreement, is used by Forest Service officials to effectuate cost recovery for special use applications or authorizations involving multiple phases of development or groups of applications or similar applications for a specified geographic area. 32. FS–2700–27, Notice to Alaska Native Corporations Regarding Prospectus for Visitor Services, is used by the Forest Service to collect information and provide notice to Alaska Native Corporations of the issuance of a prospectus to conduct visitor services in Conservation System Units in Alaska. Notification provides the Alaska Native Corporations a chance to request designation as a most directly affected Native Corporation for purposes of competing for the opportunity to conduct visitor services. 33. FS–2700–31, Electric Transmission Line Easement, the Forest Service uses this form to collect information and to grant a long-term easement, under FLPMA, for an electric transmission line to a non-federal organization. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:06 May 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 34. FS–2700–32, Permit for Archaeological Investigations, the Forest Service uses this form to collect information and to grant a permit to a qualified applicant to conduct archeological investigations on or within NFS lands. Category 3: Annual Financial Information 1. FS–2700–6b, Recreation Residence Self-Inspection Report, is the Forest Service uses this form to review and record any modifications made to a recreation residence. 2. FS–2700–7, Reconciliation of Sales for Fee Calculation, this form provides information used by the Forest Service to determine land use fees based on sales revenue. 3. FS–2700–8, Reconciliation of Gross Fixed Assets to Booked Amounts, the Forest Service uses the information provided on this form to determine land use fees based on the gross fixed assets of the holder. 4. FS–2700–10a, Telecommunications Facility Inventory, the Forest Service uses the information provided on this form to determine the rent for a communications facility based on the number of tenants in the facility. 5. FS–2700–19, Fee Calculation for Concession Permits, information collected via this form is used by the Forest to determine the land use fee for concession permits under the Graduated Rate Fee System. 6. FS–2700–19a, Fee Calculation for Ski Area Permits, this form collects information used by the Forest Service to determine the land use fee for ski area permits under the Ski Fee Act. 7. FS–2700–38, RUS Certification Form—Telephone Facility, this form collects information to determine eligibility of fee waiver by the Rural Utility Service. 8. Business Practices (no designated form). The holder provides information regarding various business practices, such as basic accounting or financial records, upon request by the authorized officer or as a term and condition of an authorization. In most circumstances, the form used is one customarily used for the type of business involved. Category 4: Preparing and Updating Operating Plans (No Designated Form) Special use authorizations may contain a clause requiring the holder to prepare and update an operating plan that governs day-to-day operations of the authorized use. This information is useful to the holder and the Forest Service, because it specifies procedures and policies for conducting the authorized use. Typically, operating PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32359 plans contain daily operating guidelines, fire abatement and control procedures, monitoring guidelines, maintenance standards, safety and emergency plans, and inspection standards. Operating plans are usually necessary for complex operations, commercial uses, and uses conducted in environmentally sensitive areas. Category 5: Preparing and Updating Maintenance Plans (No Designated Form) A permit or easement issued under FLPMA or FRTA may require the holder or grantee to submit and update a road maintenance plan or information necessary for the preparation of a road maintenance plan. A road maintenance plan governs the responsibility of the holder or grantee to perform or pay for maintenance of an NFS road. Category 6: Compliance Reports and Information Updates 1. FS–2700–1, Inspection form for Special Uses, is used to document onsite examination of an authorized activity or facility to assess conditions and inform a compliance review. 2. Compliance Reports and Information Updates (no designated form). Special use authorizations may contain a clause requiring the holder to provide the Forest Service with compliance reports, information reports, and other information required by Federal law or to manage NFS lands to ensure adequate protection of national forest resources and public health and safety. Examples of compliance and information updates include dam maintenance inspection reports and logs required by the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978; the Federal Dam Safety Inspection Act of 1979; and the Dam Safety Act of 1983; documentation that authorized facilities passed safety inspections; documentation showing that the United States is named as an additional insured in an insurance policy issued to a holder; notifications involving a change in ownership of authorized improvements or a change in control of the holder; and documentation of compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Forest Service Estimated Annual Burden: 2.9 burden hours per response (this is an average burden per form; this estimated annual burden also includes data from the DOI and USACE. Type of Respondents: Individuals, Businesses, Non-profit Organizations, and Non-Federal Governmental entities. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 168,728 respondents (this E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1 32360 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 104 / Friday, May 29, 2020 / Notices is a 3-year user rate average as tracked by the Special Use Data System (SUDS); this estimated annual number of respondents also includes data from the DOI and USACE). Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 336,463.5 hours (this is an estimation based on a three-year usage rate as tracked by SUDS multiplied by Burden Hours per Form; this estimated annual burden on respondents also includes data from the DOI and USACE). Department of the Interior—BLM, FWS, NPS and BOR Estimated Annual Burden: 25 burden hours per response. Type of Respondents: Individuals, Businesses, Non-profit Organizations, and State and Local and Federal Government. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 5,254. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 131,051 hours. U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Estimated Annual Burden: 25 burden hours per response. Type of Respondents: Individuals, Businesses, Non-profit Organizations, and State and Local and Federal Government. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 32. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 800 hours. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Comment Is Invited 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 May 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission request toward Office of Management and Budget approval. Greg Smith, Director, Lands and Realty Management. [FR Doc. 2020–11615 Filed 5–28–20; 8:45 am] III. Adjourn Meeting Dated: May 26, 2020. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2020–11663 Filed 5–27–20; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE P BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting United States Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice of Commission public business meeting. AGENCY: DATES: Friday June 5, 2020, 10:00 a.m. ET. Meeting to take place by telephone and open to the public by telephone: 1–888–601–3862, Conference ID 992–9363. Computer assisted realtime transcription (CART) will be provided. The web link to access CART (in English) on Friday, June 5, 2020, is https://www.streamtext.net/ player?event=USCCR. Please note that CART is text-only translation that occurs in real time during the meeting and is not an exact transcript. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zakee Martin: (202) 376–7700; publicaffairs@usccr.gov. ADDRESSES: Meeting Agenda I. Approval of Agenda II. Business Meeting A. Presentation by Alexandra Korry, Chair of New York Advisory Committee on the Committee’s report, Education Equity in New York: A Forgotten Dream. B. Discussion and vote on Commission Advisory Committees • Chair of North Carolina Advisory Committee • Chair of Maine Advisory Committee • New York Advisory Committee • Washington Advisory Committee C. Discussion and vote on project planning materials in support of Commission short-term projects on civil rights impacts of the COVID– 19 pandemic D. Discussion and vote on Administrative Instruction 5–7, Advisory Committee Meetings and Reports E. Update from Staff Director on virtual briefing F. Management and Operations • Staff Director’s Report PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Consistency Appeal by WesternGeco of North Carolina Objection National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of extension of time to issue a decision. AGENCY: This announcement provides notice that the deadline for issuing a decision has been extended by 15 days in the administrative appeal filed with the Department of Commerce (Department) by WesternGeco requesting that the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) override an objection by the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management to a consistency certification for a proposed project to conduct a marine Geological and Geophysical seismic survey in the Atlantic Ocean. DATES: The new deadline for issuing a decision on WesternGeco’s federal consistency appeal of North Carolina’s objection is extended to June 15, 2020. ADDRESSES: NOAA has provided access to publicly available materials and related documents comprising the appeal record on the following website: http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-HQ-2019-0089. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this Notice, contact Martha McCoy, NOAA Office of General Counsel, Oceans and Coasts Section, 1305 East-West Highway, Room 6111, Silver Spring, MD 20910, (301) 713– 7391, martha.mccoy@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Notice of Appeal On September 20, 2019, the Secretary received a ‘‘Notice of Appeal’’ filed by WesternGeco pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA), 16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq., and implementing regulations found at 15 CFR part 930, subpart H. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Information Collection: Special Use 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 extension with revision of a currently approved 
information collection, Special Use Administration.

DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before July 28, 2020 
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 
Volunteers & Service Program Manager, USDA Forest Service, Attention: 
Lands, USDA Forest Service--Washington Office, 1400 Independence Avenue 
Southwest, Mailstop 1124, Washington, DC 20250-1124. Comments also may 
be submitted via facsimile to 703-605- 5117 or by email to: 
[email protected].
    The public may inspect comments received at the USDA Forest 
Service--Washington Office during normal business hours. Visitors are 
encouraged to call ahead to facilitate entry to the building.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Chandler, Realty Specialist, at 
202-205-1117 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 between 8 
a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Special Use Administration.
    OMB Number: 0596-0082.
    Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2017.
    Type of Request: Extension with revision.
    Abstract: The information collection requirements are necessary for 
the Forest Service to issue and administer special use authorizations 
that allow the public to use and occupy National Forest System (NFS) 
lands under these authorities. The information collected is used by 
Forest Service officials (unless otherwise noted) to ensure that uses 
of NFS lands are authorized, in the public interest, and compatible 
with the Agency's mission; and/or record authorization of use granted 
by appropriate Forest Service officials.
    In addition, the Department of the Interior (DOI) statutes for the 
Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 
National Park Service (NPS), and Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) along with 
the statute for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) authorize its 
collection of information and will utilize form SF-299 ``Application 
for Transportation and Utility Systems and Facilities on Federal 
Lands.''
    Several statutes authorize the Forest Service to issue and 
administer authorizations for use and occupancy of NFS lands and 
collect information from the public for those purposes. The laws 
authorizing the collection of this information include the Organic 
Administration Act of 1897 (16 U.S.C. 551); Title V of the Federal Land 
Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1761-1771); Act of 
March 4, 1915 (16 U.S.C. 497); Alaska Term Permit Act of March 30, 1948 
(48 U.S.C. 341); Act of September 3, 1954 (68 Stat. 1146; 43 U.S.C. 
931c, 931d); National Forest Ski Area Permit Act (16 U.S.C. 497b); 
section 28 of the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 185); National Forest 
Roads and Trails Act (FRTA, 16 U.S.C. 532-538); section 7 of the 
Granger-Thye Act (16 U.S.C. 480d); Act of May 26, 2000 (16 U.S.C. 460l-
6d); Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (16 U.S.C. 6801-6814); 
Archeological Resource Protection Act of October 31, 1979 (16 U.S.C. 
1996); and the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended.
    Forest Service regulations implementing these authorities, found at 
36 CFR part 251, subpart B, contain information collection 
requirements, including submission of applications, execution of forms, 
and imposition of terms and conditions that entail information 
collection requirements, such as the requirement to submit annual 
financial information, to prepare and update an operating plan; to 
prepare and update a maintenance plan, and to submit compliance reports 
and information updates.
    The information helps the Forest Service identify the environmental 
and social impacts of special uses for purposes of compliance with the 
National Environmental Policy Act and program administration. In 
addition, the Forest Service uses the information to ascertain whether 
the land use fee(s) charged for special use authorizations are based on 
market value.
    Information collection occurs via application forms, as well as 
terms and conditions in special use authorizations and operating plans. 
There are six categories of information collected:
    (1) Information required from proponents and applicants to evaluate 
proposals and applications to use or occupy NFS lands,
    (2) Information required from applicants to complete special use 
authorizations,
    (3) Annual financial information required from holders to determine 
land use fees,
    (4) Information required from holders to prepare and update 
operating plans,
    (5) Information required from holders to prepare and update 
maintenance plans, and
    (6) Information required from holders to complete compliance 
reports and informational updates.
    The six categories cover all information collection requirements 
involved in administration of the Special Uses program, including 
application and reporting forms; authorization forms; supplemental 
special use authorization clauses in Forest Service Handbook 2709.11, 
chapter 50; and information collection requirements not associated with 
an approved standard form.
    These six categories demonstrate the complexity of the special uses 
program and the importance of standard forms in administration of the 
program. Special use authorizations encompass a variety of activities 
ranging from individual private uses to large-scale commercial

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facilities and public services. Examples of authorized special uses 
include public and private road rights-of-way, apiaries, domestic water 
supply conveyance systems, telephone and electric service rights-of-
way, oil and gas pipeline rights-of-way, communications facilities, 
hydroelectric power-generating facilities, ski areas, resorts, marinas, 
municipal sewage treatment plants, and public parks and playgrounds.

Category 1: The Application Process

    1. IRS form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and 
Certification, is used to certify permit holder federal tax 
classification as part of the permit authorization and administration 
process.
    2. FS-2300-43, Special Use Application and Permit for Government-
Owned Buildings, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect 
information and to issue permits for use of government-owned facilities 
on NFS lands.
    3. FS-2700-3a, Holder-Initiated Revocation of Existing 
Authorization and Request for a Special Use Permit, is used to 
facilitate issuance of a new authorization when there is a change in 
ownership of authorized improvements or a change in control of the 
holder of a special use authorization.
    4. FS-2700-3b, Special Use Application and Permit for Noncommercial 
Group Use, provides information used to evaluate requests to use NFS 
lands for noncommercial gatherings involving 75 or more people, such as 
a wedding or an activity involving the exercise of First Amendment 
rights, and to authorize such requests.
    5. FS-2700-3c, Special Use Application and Permit for Recreation 
Events, is used to collect information needed to evaluate requests to 
use NFS lands for events involving an entry or participation fee, such 
as an endurance ride, and to authorize such requests.
    6. FS-2700-3f, Special Use Application and Permit, Temporary Permit 
for Outfitting and Guiding, is the form used by the Forest Service to 
collect information and to issue temporary permits to use NFS lands for 
Outfitting and Guiding services.
    7. FS-2700-10, Technical Data for Communications Uses, is the form 
used by the Forest Service to collect information and to evaluate the 
compatibility of communications equipment at a communications site to 
minimize frequency interference and other compatibility problems.
    8. FS-2700-11, Agreement Concerning a Small Business Administration 
Loan for a Holder of a Special Use Permit, is the form used by the 
Forest Service to collect information and to enter into agreement with 
a holder, a lender, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 
regarding a loan guaranteed by the SBA.
    9. FS-2700-12, Agreement Concerning a Loan for a Holder of a 
Special Use Permit, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect 
information and to enter into an agreement with a holder and a lender 
regarding a loan not guaranteed by the SBA.
    10. FS-2700-30, Application for Permit for Archaeological 
Investigations, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect 
information and to evaluate the financial capability and qualifications 
of an applicant to undertake archaeological investigations on NFS 
lands.
    11. FS-2700-33, Additional Insured Endorsement for a Special Use 
Authorization, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect 
information and to name the United States as an additional insured in 
an insurance policy issued to the holder of a special use 
authorization.
    12. FS-2700-34, Prospectus for Campground and Related Granger-Thye 
Concessions, is used to select the most qualified applicant to operate 
a concession campground in a competitive process.
    13. FS-2800-22A, Application for Authorization for Paleontological 
Resources Research or Collection, ((re-numbered from and separated from 
FS-2700-36)), is the form used by the Forest Service to collect 
information required to evaluate an applicant's proposal for 
paleontological research or collection to ensure compliance with 
statutory and regulatory requirements established for such activities.
    14. FS-2800-22B, Authorization to Conduct Paleontological Resources 
Research or Collection, ((re-numbered from and separated from FS-2700-
36)), is the form used by the Forest Service to establish stipulations 
for the performance of authorized activities related to paleontological 
research or collection.
    15. FS-2800-22C, Paleontological Investigation Report Form, ((re-
numbered from and separated from FS-2700-36)), is the form used by the 
Forest Service to collect information necessary to evaluate a permit 
holder's compliance with requirements established under an 
authorization to conduct paleontological research or collection, and to 
collect information used in the monitoring of paleontological 
resources.
    16. FS-2800-22D, Paleontological Specimen Data Form, ((re-numbered 
from and separated from FS-2700-36)), is the form used by the Forest 
Service to provide information regarding specimens collected under 
authorization, which remain Federal property, and which must be 
deposited in an approved repository institution.
    17. FS-6500-24, Financial Statement, provides information used by 
the authorized Forest Service officer or financial analyst to evaluate 
the financial capability of an applicant to undertake the requested use 
and to comply with the terms and conditions of an authorization. This 
form is used primarily for requests to operate ski areas, resorts, and 
government-owned campgrounds on NFS lands.
    18. 16. FS-6500-25, Request for Verification, is the form used by 
an authorized Forest Service officer or financial analyst to: (1) 
Obtain a release of information from a financial institution to verify 
the financial capability of an applicant to undertake the requested 
use, and (2) to comply with the terms and conditions of an 
authorization. This form is used primarily for requests to operate ski 
areas, resorts, and government-owned campgrounds on NFS lands.
    19. Response to a Prospectus (no designated form). When the Forest 
Service offers a new business opportunity that requires a Special Use 
authorization, for which there is competitive interest, it is necessary 
to issue a prospectus. Information provided by applicants in response 
to a prospectus is used to select the most qualified applicant.
    20. Stanislaus FS-2300-1A Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Permit is 
the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and to issue 
temporary permits to use NFS lands for river permit.
    21. Stanislaus FS-2300-1B Cherry Creek Self-Registration Permit is 
the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and to issue 
temporary permits to use NFS lands for river permit.

Category 2: Special Use Authorizations

    1. FS-2700-4, Special Use Permit, is the form used by the Forest 
Service to collect information and to authorize a variety of uses on 
NFS lands not covered by another form.
    2. FS-2700-4b, Forest Road Special Use Permit, is the form used by 
the Forest Service to collect information and to authorize, under 
FLPMA, the construction and use of an NFS road, typically to access 
private property within a national forest for commercial

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purposes, such as timber hauling or noncommercial purposes such as 
residential use.
    3. FS-2700-4c, Private Road Special Use Permit, is the form used by 
the Forest Service to collect information and to authorize, under 
FLPMA, the construction and use of a road that is not part of the 
forest transportation system to access non-Federal land, a mining 
claim, a mineral leasing area, or other uses of NFS lands.
    4. FS-2700-4d, Temporary Cost Share Agreement Road Special Use 
Permit, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information 
and to authorize, under FLPMA, the construction, maintenance, and use 
of a temporary road on NFS lands covered by a cost share agreement to 
access private property within a national forest for commercial 
purposes, such as timber harvesting.
    5. FS-2700-4h, Special Use Permit for Campground and Related 
Granger-Thye Concessions, is the form used by the Forest Service to 
collect information and to authorize the operation and maintenance of a 
government-owned recreation site on NFS lands.
    6. FS-2700-4h--Appendix B, Annual Granger-Thye Fee Offset 
Agreement, is used by authorized Forest Service official and the holder 
to specify the government maintenance, reconditioning, renovation, and 
improvement used to offset the land use fee for a Campground and 
Related Granger-Thye Concessions Special Use Permit.
    7. FS-2700-4h--Appendix F, Special Use Permit for Campground and 
Related Granger-Thye Concessions, describes the Forest Service's 
drinking water program and the requirements that apply to holders 
authorized to operate a federally owned drinking water system.
    8. FS-2700-4h--Appendix G, Granger-Thye Fee Offset Claim 
Certification, is used by a holder to provide a record of said holder's 
direct and indirect costs attributable to a project enumerated in a 
Granger-Thye Fee Offset Agreement.
    9. FS-2700-4i, Special Use Permit for Outfitting and Guiding, is 
the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and 
authorize the use and occupancy of NFS lands to provide outfitting and 
guiding services.
    10. FS-2700-4j, Special Use Permit for a Federal Agency's Electric 
Transmission Facilities, is the form used by the Forest Service to 
collect information and authorize the use and occupancy of NFS lands by 
a Federal agency that owns and operates electric transmission lines and 
facilities.
    11. FS-2700-4--Shawnee, Special Use Permit for Equestrian 
Outfitting on the Shawnee National Forest, is required as part of a 
litigation settlement for the Shawnee National Forest.
    12. FS-2700-5, Term Special Use Permit, is the form used by the 
Forest Service to collect information and authorize long-term use of 
NFS lands involving privately owned facilities.
    13. FS-2700-5a, Term Special Use Permit for Recreation Residences, 
is the form used by the Forest Service to collect information and 
authorize a privately owned recreation residence on NFS lands.
    14. Grand Island-FS-2700-5a, Term Special Use Permit for Recreation 
Residences, is the form used by the Forest Service to collect 
information and authorize a privately owned recreation residence on 
Grand Island Recreation Area.
    15. FS-2700-5b, Ski Area Term Special Use Permit, is the form used 
by the Forest Service to collect information and authorize ski areas on 
NFS lands.
    16. FS-2700-5c, Resort/Marina Term Special Use Permit, is the form 
used by the Forest Service to collect information and authorize a 
resort/marina on NFS lands.
    17. FS-2700-5d, Resort Supplement for Outfitting and Guiding, 
provides information the Forest Service uses to authorize outfitting 
and guiding occurring at a resort/marina on NFS lands
    18. FS-2700-9a, Agricultural Irrigation and Livestock Watering 
System Easement, is used by the Forest Service to collect information 
and grant an easement for an agricultural irrigation or a livestock 
watering system on NFS lands.
    19. FS-2700-9b, Cost Share Easement, is used by the Forest Service 
to collect information and authorize, under FRTA, the acquisition, 
construction, or reconstruction and the maintenance and use of an NFS 
road that is subject to a cost share agreement. The parties to the cost 
share agreement grant each other easements within the geographic area 
covered by the agreement. A cost share easement is for a NFS road and 
is subject to the cost sharing provisions of the agreement.
    20. FS-2700-9c, Non-Cost Share Easement, is used by the Forest 
Service to collect information and authorize, under FRTA, the 
construction, reconstruction, maintenance, and use of private roads 
under a cost share agreement. The parties to the cost share agreement 
grant each other easements within the geographic area covered by the 
agreement. A non-cost share easement is for a private road (rather than 
a NFS road) and is not subject to the cost sharing provisions of the 
agreement.
    21. FS-2700-9d, Public Road Easement, is used by the Forest Service 
to collect information and grant easements, under FRTA, to public road 
authorities, such as States or counties, to construct and maintain 
public roads that are not part of the Federal Aid Highway System.
    22. FS-2700-9e, Forest Road Easement, is issued under the National 
Forest Roads and Trails Act. This form is used by the Forest Service to 
collect information and to grant an easement, under FRTA, to a party to 
a cost share agreement, or to another non-Federal landowner who is 
cooperating in the acquisition, construction, or maintenance of a NFS 
road. The easement is for acquisition, construction or reconstruction, 
maintenance, and use of a NFS road that is outside the boundaries of a 
cost share agreement. At the time the easement is granted, the grantor 
and the grantee share the costs of acquisition, construction, and 
reconstruction. After the easement is granted, the grantor and the 
grantee share only the cost of maintenance.
    23. FS-2700-9f, Private Road Easement, issued under the National 
Forest Roads and Trails Act; the Forest Service uses this form to 
collect information and grant an easement, under FRTA, to a party to a 
cost share agreement, or to another non-Federal landowner who is 
cooperating in the acquisition, construction, or maintenance of a NFS 
road. The easement is for construction or reconstruction, maintenance, 
and use of a private road that is outside the boundaries of a cost 
share agreement. Since the easement is for a private rather than a NFS 
road, the cost of constructing, reconstructing, and maintaining the 
road are borne by the grantee.
    24. FS-2700-9g, Forest Road Easement, issued under the Federal Land 
Policy and Management Act, is used by Forest Service to collect 
information and grant an easement, under FLPMA, for construction, 
reconstruction, maintenance, and use of an NFS road, when the grantee 
is not a party to a cost share agreement for the acquisition, 
construction, and maintenance of an NFS road, or when the grantee does 
not meet the requirements for issuance of a forest road easement under 
FRTA.
    25. FS-2700-9h, Private Road Easement, issued under the Federal 
Land Policy and Management Act, is used by the Forest Service to 
collect information and grant an easement,

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under FLPMA, for construction, reconstruction, maintenance, and use of 
a private road, when the grantee is not a party to a cost share 
agreement for the acquisition, construction, and maintenance of NFS 
roads, or when the grantee does not meet the requirements for issuance 
of a private road easement under FRTA.
    26. FS-2700-10b, Communications Site Lease, is the form used by the 
Forest Service to collect information and to authorize a communications 
use within a designated communications site on NFS lands.
    27. FS-2700-10c (re-numbered from 2700-39), Communications use 
Permit for Federal Agencies, is the form used by the Forest Service to 
collect information and to authorize a communications use within a 
designated communications site on NFS lands is to be used ONLY for 
Federal Agencies (other than the Forest Service) who have jurisdiction 
over the facility.
    28. FS-2700-23, Amendment for Special Use Authorization, is used by 
the Forest to collect information and amend an existing special use 
authorization.
    29. FS-2700-25, Temporary Special Use Permit, is used by the Forest 
Service to authorize uses of 1 year or less on NFS lands.
    30. FS-2700-26, Major Category Cost Recovery Agreement, is used to 
effectuate cost recovery for special use applications or authorizations 
involving over 50 hours to process or monitor.
    31. FS-2700-26b, Cost Recovery Master Agreement, is used by Forest 
Service officials to effectuate cost recovery for special use 
applications or authorizations involving multiple phases of development 
or groups of applications or similar applications for a specified 
geographic area.
    32. FS-2700-27, Notice to Alaska Native Corporations Regarding 
Prospectus for Visitor Services, is used by the Forest Service to 
collect information and provide notice to Alaska Native Corporations of 
the issuance of a prospectus to conduct visitor services in 
Conservation System Units in Alaska. Notification provides the Alaska 
Native Corporations a chance to request designation as a most directly 
affected Native Corporation for purposes of competing for the 
opportunity to conduct visitor services.
    33. FS-2700-31, Electric Transmission Line Easement, the Forest 
Service uses this form to collect information and to grant a long-term 
easement, under FLPMA, for an electric transmission line to a non-
federal organization.
    34. FS-2700-32, Permit for Archaeological Investigations, the 
Forest Service uses this form to collect information and to grant a 
permit to a qualified applicant to conduct archeological investigations 
on or within NFS lands.

Category 3: Annual Financial Information

    1. FS-2700-6b, Recreation Residence Self-Inspection Report, is the 
Forest Service uses this form to review and record any modifications 
made to a recreation residence.
    2. FS-2700-7, Reconciliation of Sales for Fee Calculation, this 
form provides information used by the Forest Service to determine land 
use fees based on sales revenue.
    3. FS-2700-8, Reconciliation of Gross Fixed Assets to Booked 
Amounts, the Forest Service uses the information provided on this form 
to determine land use fees based on the gross fixed assets of the 
holder.
    4. FS-2700-10a, Telecommunications Facility Inventory, the Forest 
Service uses the information provided on this form to determine the 
rent for a communications facility based on the number of tenants in 
the facility.
    5. FS-2700-19, Fee Calculation for Concession Permits, information 
collected via this form is used by the Forest to determine the land use 
fee for concession permits under the Graduated Rate Fee System.
    6. FS-2700-19a, Fee Calculation for Ski Area Permits, this form 
collects information used by the Forest Service to determine the land 
use fee for ski area permits under the Ski Fee Act.
    7. FS-2700-38, RUS Certification Form--Telephone Facility, this 
form collects information to determine eligibility of fee waiver by the 
Rural Utility Service.
    8. Business Practices (no designated form). The holder provides 
information regarding various business practices, such as basic 
accounting or financial records, upon request by the authorized officer 
or as a term and condition of an authorization. In most circumstances, 
the form used is one customarily used for the type of business 
involved.

Category 4: Preparing and Updating Operating Plans (No Designated Form)

    Special use authorizations may contain a clause requiring the 
holder to prepare and update an operating plan that governs day-to-day 
operations of the authorized use. This information is useful to the 
holder and the Forest Service, because it specifies procedures and 
policies for conducting the authorized use. Typically, operating plans 
contain daily operating guidelines, fire abatement and control 
procedures, monitoring guidelines, maintenance standards, safety and 
emergency plans, and inspection standards. Operating plans are usually 
necessary for complex operations, commercial uses, and uses conducted 
in environmentally sensitive areas.

Category 5: Preparing and Updating Maintenance Plans (No Designated 
Form)

    A permit or easement issued under FLPMA or FRTA may require the 
holder or grantee to submit and update a road maintenance plan or 
information necessary for the preparation of a road maintenance plan. A 
road maintenance plan governs the responsibility of the holder or 
grantee to perform or pay for maintenance of an NFS road.

Category 6: Compliance Reports and Information Updates

    1. FS-2700-1, Inspection form for Special Uses, is used to document 
onsite examination of an authorized activity or facility to assess 
conditions and inform a compliance review.
    2. Compliance Reports and Information Updates (no designated form). 
Special use authorizations may contain a clause requiring the holder to 
provide the Forest Service with compliance reports, information 
reports, and other information required by Federal law or to manage NFS 
lands to ensure adequate protection of national forest resources and 
public health and safety. Examples of compliance and information 
updates include dam maintenance inspection reports and logs required by 
the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978; the Federal Dam Safety 
Inspection Act of 1979; and the Dam Safety Act of 1983; documentation 
that authorized facilities passed safety inspections; documentation 
showing that the United States is named as an additional insured in an 
insurance policy issued to a holder; notifications involving a change 
in ownership of authorized improvements or a change in control of the 
holder; and documentation of compliance with Title VI of the Civil 
Rights Act of 1964.

Forest Service

    Estimated Annual Burden: 2.9 burden hours per response (this is an 
average burden per form; this estimated annual burden also includes 
data from the DOI and USACE.
    Type of Respondents: Individuals, Businesses, Non-profit 
Organizations, and Non-Federal Governmental entities.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 168,728 respondents (this

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is a 3-year user rate average as tracked by the Special Use Data System 
(SUDS); this estimated annual number of respondents also includes data 
from the DOI and USACE).
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 336,463.5 hours (this 
is an estimation based on a three-year usage rate as tracked by SUDS 
multiplied by Burden Hours per Form; this estimated annual burden on 
respondents also includes data from the DOI and USACE).

Department of the Interior--BLM, FWS, NPS and BOR

    Estimated Annual Burden: 25 burden hours per response.
    Type of Respondents: Individuals, Businesses, Non-profit 
Organizations, and State and Local and Federal Government.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 5,254.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 131,051 hours.

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

    Estimated Annual Burden: 25 burden hours per response.
    Type of Respondents: Individuals, Businesses, Non-profit 
Organizations, and State and Local and Federal Government.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 32.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 800 hours.

Comment Is Invited

    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 submission request 
toward Office of Management and Budget approval.

Greg Smith,
Director, Lands and Realty Management.
[FR Doc. 2020-11615 Filed 5-28-20; 8:45 am]
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