Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Recreation Survey Questions, 35333-35334 [2021-14192]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 125 / Friday, July 2, 2021 / Notices Authority: This NOI is published pursuant to NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., and 40 CFR 1501.9. William Yancey Brown, Chief Environmental Officer, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. [FR Doc. 2021–14220 Filed 7–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR85672000, 21XR0680A2, RX.31480001.0040000; OMB Control Number 1006–0028] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Recreation Survey Questions Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 2, 2021. 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 Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Please provide a copy of your comments to Ronnie Baca, Bureau of Reclamation, Asset Management Division, 86–67200, P.O. Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225–0007; or by email to rbaca@usbr.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1006– 0028 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this information collection request (ICR), contact Ronnie Baca by email at rbaca@usbr.gov, or by telephone at (303) 445–3257. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at (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 Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA, 44 U.S.C. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Jul 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 was published on January 15, 2021 (86 FR 4118), that allowed for a 60-day public comment period. Two comments were received during the public comment period. One comment did not address the information collection requirements; therefore, no response is required. The second comment and response are summarized as follows: Comment: The survey is biased as it is used by recreationists at reservoirs and not by the entire United States population. Reservoirs are not to be used as wholesale ‘‘recreation’’ and should be used as drinking water without the risk of waste. Response: The mission of the Bureau of Reclamation is to manage, develop, and protect water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public. Reclamation operates and maintains its lands and waterbodies as directed by law. As such, Public Law 89–72, Federal Water Project Recreation Act of 1965, as amended, states ‘‘it is the policy of Congress and the intent of this Act that in investigating and planning any Federal navigation, flood control, reclamation, hydroelectric, or multipurpose water resource project that consideration shall be given to the opportunities, if any, which the project affords for outdoor recreation and for fish and wildlife enhancement and that, wherever any such project can reasonably serve either or both of these purposes consistently with the provisions of this part, it shall be constructed, operated, and maintained accordingly.’’. The intent of this survey and its renewal is to provide the public a voice on how Reclamation recreation areas can be improved to better suit public need and demand. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35333 agency, 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 agency 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: Reclamation is responsible for recreation development at all of its reservoirs. Presently, there are more than 240 designated recreation areas on our lands within the 17 Western States hosting approximately 40 million visitors annually. As a result, we must be able to respond to emerging trends, changes in the demographic profile of users, changing values, needs, wants, and desires, and conflicts between user groups. Statistically valid and up-todate data derived from the user is essential to developing and providing recreation programs relevant to today’s visitor. Reclamation is requesting reapproval for the collection of data from recreational users on Reclamation lands and waterbodies. To meet our needs for the collection of visitor use data, we will be requesting OMB to authorize a two-part request: Survey questions for our regional offices to choose from, and a survey form template. This will allow for a custom designed survey instrument to fit a specific activity or recreation site. The custom designed survey would be created by extracting questions from the approved list of survey questions that are applicable to the recreation area and issue being evaluated. Only questions included in the pre-approved list of survey questions will be used. Title of Collection: Recreation Survey Questions. E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 35334 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 125 / Friday, July 2, 2021 / Notices OMB Control Number: 1006–0028. Form Number: 7–2675, Recreation Survey Questions. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Respondents to the surveys will be members of the public engaged in recreational activities on Reclamation lands and waterbodies. Visitors will primarily consist of local residents, people from large metropolitan areas in the vicinity of the lake/reservoir, and people from out of state. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 696. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 696. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 15 minutes per survey (an average of 20 questions will be used on each survey; each question will take approximately 45 seconds to complete on average). Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 140. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: Twice annually. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden cost: None. It is estimated that there will be a total of 140 out of 696 contacts that choose not to respond to the survey. These nonrespondents account for 1 burden hour per year. 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.). Karen Knight, Director, Dam Safety and Infrastructure. [FR Doc. 2021–14192 Filed 7–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 [S1D1S SS08011000 SX064A000 211S180110; S2D2S SS08011000 SX064A000 21XS501520; OMB Control Number 1029–0036] Agency Information Collection Activities; Surface Mining Permit Applications—Minimum Requirements for Reclamation and Operation Plan Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Jul 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 2, 2021. 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 Mark Gehlhar, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1849 C Street NW, Room 4556–MIB, Washington, DC 20240, or by email to mgehlhar@ osmre.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1029–0036 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Mark Gehlhar by email at mgehlhar@osmre.gov, or by telephone at (202) 208–2716. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (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 60day public comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on March 24, 2021 (86 FR 15697). No 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 agency, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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 agency 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: Sections 507(b), 508(a), 510(b), 515(b) and (d), and 522 of 30 U.S.C. 1201 et seq. require applicants to submit operation and reclamation plans for coal mining activities. This information collection is needed to determine whether the plans will achieve the reclamation and environmental protections pursuant to the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act. Without this information, Federal and State regulatory authorities cannot review and approve permit application requests. Title of Collection: Surface Mining Permit Applications—Minimum Requirements for Reclamation and Operation Plan. OMB Control Number: 1029–0036. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State governments and businesses. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 100. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3,091. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 2 hours to 160 hours, depending on activity. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 96,158. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: One time. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $791,900. E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 125 (Friday, July 2, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

[RR85672000, 21XR0680A2, RX.31480001.0040000; OMB Control Number 1006-
0028]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Recreation 
Survey Questions

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, 
the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), are proposing to renew an 
information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
August 2, 2021.

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 Review--Open for 
Public Comments'' or by using the search function. Please provide a 
copy of your comments to Ronnie Baca, Bureau of Reclamation, Asset 
Management Division, 86-67200, P.O. Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225-0007; 
or by email to [email protected]. Please reference OMB Control Number 
1006-0028 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this information collection request (ICR), contact Ronnie Baca by 
email at [email protected], or by telephone at (303) 445-3257. Individuals 
who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service 
at (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 Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (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 was published on January 15, 2021 (86 FR 
4118), that allowed for a 60-day public comment period. Two comments 
were received during the public comment period. One comment did not 
address the information collection requirements; therefore, no response 
is required. The second comment and response are summarized as follows:
    Comment: The survey is biased as it is used by recreationists at 
reservoirs and not by the entire United States population. Reservoirs 
are not to be used as wholesale ``recreation'' and should be used as 
drinking water without the risk of waste.
    Response: The mission of the Bureau of Reclamation is to manage, 
develop, and protect water and related resources in an environmentally 
and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public. 
Reclamation operates and maintains its lands and waterbodies as 
directed by law. As such, Public Law 89-72, Federal Water Project 
Recreation Act of 1965, as amended, states ``it is the policy of 
Congress and the intent of this Act that in investigating and planning 
any Federal navigation, flood control, reclamation, hydroelectric, or 
multipurpose water resource project that consideration shall be given 
to the opportunities, if any, which the project affords for outdoor 
recreation and for fish and wildlife enhancement and that, wherever any 
such project can reasonably serve either or both of these purposes 
consistently with the provisions of this part, it shall be constructed, 
operated, and maintained accordingly.''. The intent of this survey and 
its renewal is to provide the public a voice on how Reclamation 
recreation areas can be improved to better suit public need and demand.
    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 agency, 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 agency 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: Reclamation is responsible for recreation development at 
all of its reservoirs. Presently, there are more than 240 designated 
recreation areas on our lands within the 17 Western States hosting 
approximately 40 million visitors annually. As a result, we must be 
able to respond to emerging trends, changes in the demographic profile 
of users, changing values, needs, wants, and desires, and conflicts 
between user groups. Statistically valid and up-to-date data derived 
from the user is essential to developing and providing recreation 
programs relevant to today's visitor. Reclamation is requesting re-
approval for the collection of data from recreational users on 
Reclamation lands and waterbodies. To meet our needs for the collection 
of visitor use data, we will be requesting OMB to authorize a two-part 
request: Survey questions for our regional offices to choose from, and 
a survey form template. This will allow for a custom designed survey 
instrument to fit a specific activity or recreation site. The custom 
designed survey would be created by extracting questions from the 
approved list of survey questions that are applicable to the recreation 
area and issue being evaluated. Only questions included in the pre-
approved list of survey questions will be used.
    Title of Collection: Recreation Survey Questions.

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    OMB Control Number: 1006-0028.
    Form Number: 7-2675, Recreation Survey Questions.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Respondents to the surveys will be 
members of the public engaged in recreational activities on Reclamation 
lands and waterbodies. Visitors will primarily consist of local 
residents, people from large metropolitan areas in the vicinity of the 
lake/reservoir, and people from out of state.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 696.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 696.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 15 minutes per survey (an 
average of 20 questions will be used on each survey; each question will 
take approximately 45 seconds to complete on average).
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 140.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: Twice annually.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden cost: None.
    It is estimated that there will be a total of 140 out of 696 
contacts that choose not to respond to the survey. These non-
respondents account for 1 burden hour per year.
    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.).

Karen Knight,
Director, Dam Safety and Infrastructure.
[FR Doc. 2021-14192 Filed 7-1-21; 8:45 am]
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