Agency Information Collection Activities; Archeology Permit Applications and Reports, 60487 [2020-21206]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 187 / Friday, September 25, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–CR–NPS0028678; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000 (200); OMB Control Number 1024–0037] Agency Information Collection Activities; Archeology Permit Applications and Reports National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Information Collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the National Park Service (NPS) are proposing to renew an information collection. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 24, 2020. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail 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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1024– 0037 in the subject line of your comments. DATES: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Karen Mudar, Archeologist, Washington Support Office Archeology Program by email at karen_mudar@nps.gov; or by telephone at 202–354–2103. Please reference OMB Control Number 1024–0037 in the subject line of your comment. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), all information collections require approval under the PRA. We may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, we invite the public and other Federal agencies 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 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Sep 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following: (1) Is 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 this collection on the respondents, 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. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Abstract: Section 4 of the Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) of 1979 (16 U.S.C 470cc), and Section 3 of the Antiquities Act (AA) of 1906 (54 U.S.C. 320302), authorize any individual or institution to apply to Federal land managing agencies to scientifically excavate or remove archeological resources from public or Indian lands. A permit is required for any archeological investigation by nonNPS personnel occurring on parklands, regardless of whether or not these investigations are linked to regulatory compliance. Archeological investigations that require permits include excavation, shovel-testing, coring, pedestrian survey (with and without removal of artifacts), underwater archeology, photogrammetry, and rock art documentation. Individuals, academic and scientific institutions, museums, and businesses that propose to conduct archeological field investigations on PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60487 parklands must first obtain a permit before the project may begin. To apply for a permit, applicants submit Form DI–1926 ‘‘Application for Permit for Archeological Investigations.’’ Applicants are required to submit the following information: • Statement of Work • Statement of Applicant’s Capabilities • Statement of Applicant’s Past Performance • Curriculum vitae for Principal Investigator(s) and Project Director(s) • Written consent by State or tribal authorities to undertake the activity on State or tribal lands that are managed by the NPS, if required by the State or tribe • Curation Authorization • Detailed Schedule of All Project Activities Persons receiving a permit must also submit (1) Preliminary Reports (2) Annual Reports (3) Final Reports. Title of Collection: Archeology Permit Applications and Reports OMB Control Number: 1024–0037. Form Number: Form DI–1926. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or organizations wishing to excavate or remove archeological resources from public or Indian lands. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 100. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 100. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 1 hour to 2.5 hours, depending on activity. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 176. 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. 2020–21206 Filed 9–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-CR-NPS0028678; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000 (200); OMB 
Control Number 1024-0037]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Archeology Permit 
Applications and Reports

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Information Collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, 
the National Park Service (NPS) are proposing to renew an information 
collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
November 24, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) by mail to Phadrea Ponds, NPS Information Collection Clearance 
Officer,1201 Oakridge Drive Fort Collins, CO 80525; or by email at 
[email protected].gov. Please reference Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) Control Number 1024-0037 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Karen Mudar, Archeologist, Washington Support 
Office Archeology Program by email at [email protected]; or by 
telephone at 202-354-2103. Please reference OMB Control Number 1024-
0037 in the subject line of your comment. Individuals who are hearing 
or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 
for TTY assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, (PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), all 
information collections require approval under the PRA. We may not 
conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to a collection 
of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
    As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent 
burdens, we invite the public and other Federal agencies 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.
    We are especially interested in public comment addressing the 
following:
    (1) Is 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 this collection on the 
respondents, 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. We will include or summarize each comment in our request 
to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone 
number, email address, or other personal identifying information in 
your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including 
your personal identifying information--may be made publicly available 
at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.
    Abstract: Section 4 of the Archeological Resources Protection Act 
(ARPA) of 1979 (16 U.S.C 470cc), and Section 3 of the Antiquities Act 
(AA) of 1906 (54 U.S.C. 320302), authorize any individual or 
institution to apply to Federal land managing agencies to 
scientifically excavate or remove archeological resources from public 
or Indian lands. A permit is required for any archeological 
investigation by non-NPS personnel occurring on parklands, regardless 
of whether or not these investigations are linked to regulatory 
compliance. Archeological investigations that require permits include 
excavation, shovel-testing, coring, pedestrian survey (with and without 
removal of artifacts), underwater archeology, photogrammetry, and rock 
art documentation. Individuals, academic and scientific institutions, 
museums, and businesses that propose to conduct archeological field 
investigations on parklands must first obtain a permit before the 
project may begin. To apply for a permit, applicants submit Form DI-
1926 ``Application for Permit for Archeological Investigations.'' 
Applicants are required to submit the following information:

 Statement of Work
 Statement of Applicant's Capabilities
 Statement of Applicant's Past Performance
 Curriculum vitae for Principal Investigator(s) and Project 
Director(s)
 Written consent by State or tribal authorities to undertake 
the activity on State or tribal lands that are managed by the NPS, if 
required by the State or tribe
 Curation Authorization
 Detailed Schedule of All Project Activities

    Persons receiving a permit must also submit (1) Preliminary Reports 
(2) Annual Reports (3) Final Reports.
    Title of Collection: Archeology Permit Applications and Reports
    OMB Control Number: 1024-0037.
    Form Number: Form DI-1926.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or organizations wishing 
to excavate or remove archeological resources from public or Indian 
lands.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 100.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 100.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 1 hour to 2.5 
hours, depending on activity.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 176.
    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. 2020-21206 Filed 9-24-20; 8:45 am]
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