Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; National Capital Area Application for Public Gathering, 46173-46174 [2020-16658]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 148 / Friday, July 31, 2020 / Notices are seeking approval for a new form, 10– 404AK Alaska Backcountry/Wilderness Use Permit Application specifically for National Park Service units in Alaska (i.e., Denali National Park and Preserve and Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve). This form does not request any new information not already approved by OMB for collection in Form 10–404. It serves to clarify the legal authorities governing permitted activities only allowable within Alaskan park units, removes permit application fees which are not collected in these parks, and includes additional permitted methods of travel as regulated by ANILCA Section 1110(a). Title of Collection: Backcountry/ Wilderness Use Permit, 36 CFR 1.5, 1.6, and 2.10. OMB Control Number: 1024–0022. Form Number: NPS Forms 10–404 Backcountry/Wilderness Use Permit Application, 10–404A Backcountry/ Wilderness Use Permit Hangtag, and 10–404AK Alaska Backcountry/ Wilderness Use Permit Application. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals, private sector, and state, local, or tribal government entities applying to use backcountry and wilderness areas within units of the national park system. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 351,121. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 5 minutes to 8 minutes depending on activity. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 39,116. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. 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.). Phadrea Ponds, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2020–16654 Filed 7–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:33 Jul 30, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–NCR–NAMA–NPS0028997; PPNCNAMAN70, PPMPSPD1Z.YM00000 (200); OMB Control Number 1024–0021] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; National Capital Area Application for Public Gathering National Park Service, Interior. Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, we, the National Park Service (NPS) are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 31, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Please provide a copy of your comments to Phadrea Ponds, NPS Information Collection Clearance Officer, 1201 Oakridge Drive Fort Collins, CO 80525; or by email at phadrea_ponds@nps.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1024– 0021 in the subject line of your comments. SUMMARY: To request additional information about this ICR contact Martin Torres, Senior Policy Advisor National Capital Area by email at martin_torres@nps.gov; or by telephone at 202–245–4715. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1– 800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. You may also view the ICR at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the PRA 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. and 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46173 A Federal Register notice with a 60day public comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on March 12, 2020 (85 FR 14502). No public comments were received. As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, we are again soliciting comments from the public and other Federal agencies on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following: (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the NPS, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this 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) How might the NPS minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of response. 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 Division of Permits Management of the National Mall and Memorial Parks is authorized by regulations codified in 36 CFR 7.96(g) to issue permits for public gatherings, including special events and demonstrations, held on NPS property within the National Capital Area. The regulations reflect the special demands on many urban National Capital Area parks used as sites for demonstrations and special events. A special event is defined as any presentation, program, or display that is recreational, entertaining, or celebratory in nature (e.g., sports events, pageants, celebrations, historical reenactments, regattas, entertainments, exhibitions, parades, fairs, festivals and similar events). The term E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1 46174 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 148 / Friday, July 31, 2020 / Notices ‘‘demonstration’’ includes demonstrations, picketing, speechmaking, marching, holding vigils or religious services and all other like forms of conduct that involve the communication or expression of views or grievances. We use information from NPS Form 10–941 to determine: • Identity of the person(s) or organization(s) requesting authorization to conduct a demonstration or special event, and to determine whether the applicant(s) meets statutory requirements to conduct the activity. • Nature of the proposed activity and whether there is statutory authority to grant permission to engage in it. • Whether the proposed activity is in derogation from park values or purposes. • Relationship between the proposed activity and the primary purpose(s) for which the park area was established and relevant park planning documents. • Whether there is a legitimate NPS need or interest in the proposed activity. • Whether the proposed activity would require a commitment of public resources or facilities, whether such commitments are legitimate and appropriate, and whether they are available. • Long-term or short-term adverse effects caused by the proposed activity on park resources, facilities, or programs. • Need for attaching special conditions or mitigating measures to the permit, if issued. • Total cost to the park of monitoring proposed activity. • Whether a waiver of numerical limitations on the White House sidewalk and/or Lafayette Park should be granted. • Law enforcement resources needed to assure public safety and site security, especially at the White House, during the activity. Depending on the size and complexity of the proposed activity, we may require applicants to submit supporting documents such as: • Site Plan: A complete site plan must be submitted if tents, stages, or any other type of structure are to be placed on parkland. • Sign Plan: The plan will provide the overall size, number, and design of any signs or banners. • Risk Management Plan: For events with significant equipment use during set-up and tear-down. • Administrative Documents: We may require applicants submit a portable toilet contract, evidence of liability insurance coverage, IRS W–9 form, or an electronic funds transfer form. Title of Collection: National Capital Area Application for Public Gathering, 36 CFR 7.96(g). OMB Control Number: 1024–0021. Form Number: NPS Form 10–941, ‘‘Application for a Permit to Conduct a Demonstration or Special Event in Park Areas’’. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:33 Jul 30, 2020 Jkt 250001 Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals, organizations, businesses, and State, local, or tribal governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 1,885. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 6,267. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 0.5 hours to 1.5 hours, depending on activity. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 5,221. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Non-hour Burden Cost: The estimated annual nonhour burden cost associated with this information collection is $105,840 ($120 × 882 applicants). A $120.00 application fee is submitted to recover the cost of processing the request. There is no application fee for permits to cover first amendment activities. Of the 1,209 (private and individual) applications received annually, approximately 68% (n=882) are for special events. 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, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2020–16658 Filed 7–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR01313000, 18XR0680A1, RX.00036916.5002000] Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Public Open Houses for the Boise River Basin Feasibility Study, Elmore County, Idaho Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has made available for public review and comment the Boise River Basin Feasibility Study Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Draft EIS describes the potential environmental effects of a dam raise at Anderson Ranch Dam. DATES: Reclamation will be conducting virtual public involvement beginning in SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 August 2020 with written comments on the Draft EIS due on or before September 14, 2020. The public will have the opportunity to participate in the process by providing input through a web-based virtual meeting room from July 31, 2020, to September 14, 2020. ADDRESSES: Provide written comments, requests to be added to the mailing list, or requests for sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired or other special assistance needs to Ms. Selena Moore, Project Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Snake River Area Office, 230 Collins Road, Boise, Idaho 83702 or via email to BOR-SRABoiFeasibility@usbr.gov. For comments related to project activities that must be authorized by the U.S. Forest Service, be sure to write ‘‘ATTN: Tawnya Brummett’’ to the previously provided address if providing a comment through the mail. If sending an email comment, include ‘‘ATTN: Tawnya Brummett’’ in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Selena Moore, Bureau of Reclamation, Snake River Area Office, 230 Collins Road, Boise, Idaho 83702; telephone (208) 383–2207; facsimile (208) 383– 2210; email BOR-SRA-BoiFeasibility@ usbr.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FedRelay) at 1–800–877–8339 TTY/ ASCII to contact the above individual during normal business hours or to leave a message or question after hours. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. Information on this project may also be found at: https:// www.usbr.gov/pn/studies/ boisefeasibility/index.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Reclamation is issuing this notice pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.; the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations for implementing NEPA, 43 CFR parts 1500 through 1508; U.S. Forest Service (USFS) NEPA regulations, 36 CFR part 220; USFS pre-decisional review regulations, 36 CFR part 218; and the Department of the Interior’s NEPA regulations, 43 CFR part 46. Background Under the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Omnibus Act), Public Law 111–11, Section 9001, Congress authorized Reclamation to conduct feasibility studies on projects that address water shortages within the Boise River Basin System and that are considered appropriate for study by Reclamation’s 2006 Boise/Payette Water Storage Assessment Report (2006 E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 148 (Friday, July 31, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46173-46174]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-16658]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-NCR-NAMA-NPS0028997; PPNCNAMAN70, PPMPSPD1Z.YM00000 (200); OMB 
Control Number 1024-0021]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; National 
Capital Area Application for Public Gathering

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 (PRA) of 1995, 
we, the National Park Service (NPS) are proposing to renew an 
information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
August 31, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function. Please 
provide a copy of your comments to Phadrea Ponds, NPS Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, 1201 Oakridge Drive Fort Collins, CO 
80525; or by email at [email protected]. Please reference OMB 
Control Number 1024-0021 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR contact Martin Torres, Senior Policy Advisor National 
Capital Area by email at [email protected]; or by telephone at 202-
245-4715. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the 
Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY assistance. You may 
also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the PRA 44 U.S.C. 3501 et 
seq. and 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), 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 
March 12, 2020 (85 FR 14502). No public comments were received.
    As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent 
burdens, we are again soliciting comments from the public and other 
Federal agencies on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are 
especially interested in public comment addressing the following:
    (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the NPS, including whether 
or not the information will have practical utility;
    (2) The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this 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) How might the NPS minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on those who are to respond, including through the use of 
appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., 
permitting electronic submission of response.
    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 Division of Permits Management of the National Mall 
and Memorial Parks is authorized by regulations codified in 36 CFR 
7.96(g) to issue permits for public gatherings, including special 
events and demonstrations, held on NPS property within the National 
Capital Area. The regulations reflect the special demands on many urban 
National Capital Area parks used as sites for demonstrations and 
special events. A special event is defined as any presentation, 
program, or display that is recreational, entertaining, or celebratory 
in nature (e.g., sports events, pageants, celebrations, historical 
reenactments, regattas, entertainments, exhibitions, parades, fairs, 
festivals and similar events). The term

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``demonstration'' includes demonstrations, picketing, speechmaking, 
marching, holding vigils or religious services and all other like forms 
of conduct that involve the communication or expression of views or 
grievances. We use information from NPS Form 10-941 to determine:

     Identity of the person(s) or organization(s) requesting 
authorization to conduct a demonstration or special event, and to 
determine whether the applicant(s) meets statutory requirements to 
conduct the activity.
     Nature of the proposed activity and whether there is 
statutory authority to grant permission to engage in it.
     Whether the proposed activity is in derogation from 
park values or purposes.
     Relationship between the proposed activity and the 
primary purpose(s) for which the park area was established and 
relevant park planning documents.
     Whether there is a legitimate NPS need or interest in 
the proposed activity.
     Whether the proposed activity would require a 
commitment of public resources or facilities, whether such 
commitments are legitimate and appropriate, and whether they are 
available.
     Long-term or short-term adverse effects caused by the 
proposed activity on park resources, facilities, or programs.
     Need for attaching special conditions or mitigating 
measures to the permit, if issued.
     Total cost to the park of monitoring proposed activity.
     Whether a waiver of numerical limitations on the White 
House sidewalk and/or Lafayette Park should be granted.
     Law enforcement resources needed to assure public 
safety and site security, especially at the White House, during the 
activity.
    Depending on the size and complexity of the proposed activity, 
we may require applicants to submit supporting documents such as:
     Site Plan: A complete site plan must be submitted if 
tents, stages, or any other type of structure are to be placed on 
parkland.
     Sign Plan: The plan will provide the overall size, 
number, and design of any signs or banners.
     Risk Management Plan: For events with significant 
equipment use during set-up and tear-down.
     Administrative Documents: We may require applicants 
submit a portable toilet contract, evidence of liability insurance 
coverage, IRS W-9 form, or an electronic funds transfer form.

    Title of Collection: National Capital Area Application for Public 
Gathering, 36 CFR 7.96(g).
    OMB Control Number: 1024-0021.
    Form Number: NPS Form 10-941, ``Application for a Permit to Conduct 
a Demonstration or Special Event in Park Areas''.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals, organizations, 
businesses, and State, local, or tribal governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 1,885.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 6,267.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 0.5 hours to 
1.5 hours, depending on activity.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 5,221.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Non-hour Burden Cost: The estimated annual 
non-hour burden cost associated with this information collection is 
$105,840 ($120 x 882 applicants). A $120.00 application fee is 
submitted to recover the cost of processing the request. There is no 
application fee for permits to cover first amendment activities. Of the 
1,209 (private and individual) applications received annually, 
approximately 68% (n=882) are for special events.
    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,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-16658 Filed 7-30-20; 8:45 am]
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