Information Collection: Forest Service Pilot and Aircraft Record Forms, 38265-38266 [2021-15347]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 20, 2021 / Notices perceptions, experiences, and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative, and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. The solicitation of feedback will target areas such as: Timeliness, appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public. If this information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on the Agency’s services will be unavailable. Description of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for-profit; Not-forprofit Institutions and State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 3,500,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 875,000. Dated: July 15, 2021. Levi S. Harrell, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–15375 Filed 7–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES July 15, 2021. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments are requested regarding; whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Jul 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by August 19, 2021 will be considered. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website 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. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Conditions for Payment of Avian Influenza Indemnity Claims. OMB Control Number: 0579–0440. Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.) is the primary Federal law governing the protection of animal health. The law gives the Secretary of Agriculture broad authority to detect, control, or eradicate pests or diseases of livestock or poultry. The Secretary may also prohibit or restrict import or export of any animal or related material if necessary to prevent the spread of any livestock or poultry pest or disease. U.S. animal health policy calls for elimination of the avian influenza virus (both highly pathogenic and low pathogenicity strains) when found through depopulation (i.e., euthanasia and disposal) of affected poultry. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) works with State and local animal health officials to euthanize poultry, clean and disinfect premises and equipment, and test for elimination of the virus to ensure that farms can be safely restocked. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS Veterinary Services assists State and local animal health officials and poultry producers with creating and applying biosecurity and response plans, developing and enforcing flock plans and compliance agreements, preparing and processing appraisal and indemnity claims and worksheets, developing restocking and testing agreements, and submitting reports. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38265 Description of Respondents: State and local animal health officials and poultry producers. Number of Respondents: 18,950. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 48,714. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–15359 Filed 7–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Information Collection: Forest Service Pilot and Aircraft Record Forms Forest Service, USDA. Notice; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the USDA Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the renewal with revisions of a currently approved information collection, Forest Service Pilot and Aircraft Record Forms. DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before September 20, 2021 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Commenters are encouraged to submit comments by email, if possible. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: paul.linse@usda.gov. • Telephone: 202–557–1545. • Mail: Paul Linse, Assistant Director Aviation, Fire and Aviation Management, USDA Forest Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Mailstop 1107, Washington, DC 20250– 1107. • Facsimile: 208–387–5735. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Paul Linse, Assistant Director Aviation, USDA Forest Service, Fire and Aviation Management, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Mailstop 1107, Washington, DC 20250–1107. The public may inspect comments received at USDA Forest Service, Fire and Aviation Management, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250, during normal business hours. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to 202–205–1483 to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Linse, Assistant Director Aviation, Fire and Aviation Management, 202–205– 1483. Individuals who use SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 38266 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 20, 2021 / Notices telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Forest Service Pilot and Aircraft Record Forms. OMB Number: 0596–0015. Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2022. Type of Request: Renewal with revisions of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Forest Service contracts with approximately 400 vendors a year for commercial aviation services utilized in resource protection and project management. In recent years, the total annual use of contract aircraft and pilots has exceeded 80,000 hours. In order to maintain an acceptable level of safety, preparedness, and costeffectiveness in aviation operations, Forest Service contracts include rigorous qualifications for pilots and specific condition, equipment, and performance requirements for aircraft as aviation operations are conducted under extremely adverse conditions of weather, terrain, turbulence, smoke reduced visibility, minimally improved landing areas, and congested airspace around wildfires. To ensure pilots and aircraft used for aviation operations meet specific Forest Service qualifications and requirements for aviation operations, prospective contract pilots complete one of the following Forest Service forms: • FS–5700–20—Airplane Pilot Qualifications and Approval Record • FS–5700–20a—Helicopter Pilot Qualifications and Approval Record Agency Aircraft Inspectors use the following forms when inspecting aircraft for contract compliance: • FS–5700–21—Airplane Data Record • FS–5700–21a—Helicopter Data Record Based upon approval(s) documented on the form(s), each contractor pilot and aircraft receive an approval card. Forest Service personnel verify possession of properly approved cards before using contracted pilots and aircraft. Information collected on pilot forms includes: • Name. • Address. • Certification numbers. • Employment history. • Medical Certification. • Airplane/helicopter certifications and specifications. • Accident/violation history. Without the collected information, Forest Service Pilot and Aircraft VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Jul 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 Inspectors and Forest Service Contracting Officers cannot determine whether contracted pilots and aircraft meet detailed qualification, equipment, and condition requirements essential to safe and effective accomplishment of Forest Service-specified flying missions. Without a reasonable basis to determine pilot qualifications and aircraft capability, Forest Service employees would be exposed to hazardous conditions. Data collected documents approval of contract pilots and aircraft for specific Forest Service aviation special missions. Information will be collected and reviewed by Pilot and Aircraft Inspectors to determine whether aircraft and/or pilot(s) meet all agency requirements in accordance with Forest Service Handbook (FSH) 5709.16, chapter 10, sections 15 and 16. Forest Service pilot and aircraft inspectors maintain collected information in Forest Service regional and national offices. The Forest Service, at times, shares the information with the Department of the Interior, Office of Aviation Services, as each organization accepts contract inspections conducted by the other. Estimate of Annual Burden: 60 minutes. Type of Respondents: Vendors/ Contractors. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 2,100. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,100 hours. Comment Is Invited: Comment is invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information is necessary for the stated purposes and proper performance of Agency functions, including whether the information will have practical or scientific utility; (2) accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including 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 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 submission request toward Office of Management and Budget approval. Jaelith Rivera, Acting Deputy Chief, State & Private Forestry. [FR Doc. 2021–15347 Filed 7–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Information Collection; Timber Sale Contract Operations and Administration Forest Service, Agriculture (USDA). ACTION: Notice; request for comment. AGENCY: 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 revisions of a currently approved information collection, Timber Sale Contract Operations and Administration. SUMMARY: Comments must be received in writing on or before September 20, 2021 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Forms may be reviewed and comments submitted at https:// cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public/ CommentInput?project=ORMS-2912. Comments concerning this notice may also be addressed to: Email: SM.FS.TSAdminForms@ usda.gov. Mail: Director, Forest Management, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Mail Stop 1103, Washington, DC 20250– 0003. Facsimile: 202–205–1045. Please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. If you send an email comment, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the internet. Please note that responses to this public comment request containing any routine notice about the confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public comments that may be made available to the public notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine notice. The public may request an electronic copy of the draft supporting statement and/or any comments received be sent via return email. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 136 (Tuesday, July 20, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38265-38266]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-15347]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Information Collection: Forest Service Pilot and Aircraft Record 
Forms

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
USDA Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals 
and organizations on the renewal with revisions of a currently approved 
information collection, Forest Service Pilot and Aircraft Record Forms.

DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before September 20, 
2021 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date 
will be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: Commenters are encouraged to submit comments by email, if 
possible. You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Email: [email protected].
     Telephone: 202-557-1545.
     Mail: Paul Linse, Assistant Director Aviation, Fire and 
Aviation Management, USDA Forest Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, 
Mailstop 1107, Washington, DC 20250-1107.
     Facsimile: 208-387-5735.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Paul Linse, Assistant Director 
Aviation, USDA Forest Service, Fire and Aviation Management, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW, Mailstop 1107, Washington, DC 20250-1107.
    The public may inspect comments received at USDA Forest Service, 
Fire and Aviation Management, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, 
DC 20250, during normal business hours. Visitors are encouraged to call 
ahead to 202-205-1483 to facilitate entry into the building.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Linse, Assistant Director 
Aviation, Fire and Aviation Management, 202-205-1483. Individuals who 
use

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telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay 
Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 twenty-four hours a day, every day of 
the year, including holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Forest Service Pilot and Aircraft Record Forms.
    OMB Number: 0596-0015.
    Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2022.
    Type of Request: Renewal with revisions of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: The Forest Service contracts with approximately 400 
vendors a year for commercial aviation services utilized in resource 
protection and project management. In recent years, the total annual 
use of contract aircraft and pilots has exceeded 80,000 hours. In order 
to maintain an acceptable level of safety, preparedness, and cost-
effectiveness in aviation operations, Forest Service contracts include 
rigorous qualifications for pilots and specific condition, equipment, 
and performance requirements for aircraft as aviation operations are 
conducted under extremely adverse conditions of weather, terrain, 
turbulence, smoke reduced visibility, minimally improved landing areas, 
and congested airspace around wildfires. To ensure pilots and aircraft 
used for aviation operations meet specific Forest Service 
qualifications and requirements for aviation operations, prospective 
contract pilots complete one of the following Forest Service forms:

 FS-5700-20--Airplane Pilot Qualifications and Approval Record
 FS-5700-20a--Helicopter Pilot Qualifications and Approval 
Record

    Agency Aircraft Inspectors use the following forms when inspecting 
aircraft for contract compliance:

 FS-5700-21--Airplane Data Record
 FS-5700-21a--Helicopter Data Record

    Based upon approval(s) documented on the form(s), each contractor 
pilot and aircraft receive an approval card. Forest Service personnel 
verify possession of properly approved cards before using contracted 
pilots and aircraft.
    Information collected on pilot forms includes:

 Name.
 Address.
 Certification numbers.
 Employment history.
 Medical Certification.
 Airplane/helicopter certifications and specifications.
 Accident/violation history.

    Without the collected information, Forest Service Pilot and 
Aircraft Inspectors and Forest Service Contracting Officers cannot 
determine whether contracted pilots and aircraft meet detailed 
qualification, equipment, and condition requirements essential to safe 
and effective accomplishment of Forest Service-specified flying 
missions. Without a reasonable basis to determine pilot qualifications 
and aircraft capability, Forest Service employees would be exposed to 
hazardous conditions. Data collected documents approval of contract 
pilots and aircraft for specific Forest Service aviation special 
missions. Information will be collected and reviewed by Pilot and 
Aircraft Inspectors to determine whether aircraft and/or pilot(s) meet 
all agency requirements in accordance with Forest Service Handbook 
(FSH) 5709.16, chapter 10, sections 15 and 16. Forest Service pilot and 
aircraft inspectors maintain collected information in Forest Service 
regional and national offices. The Forest Service, at times, shares the 
information with the Department of the Interior, Office of Aviation 
Services, as each organization accepts contract inspections conducted 
by the other.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: 60 minutes.
    Type of Respondents: Vendors/Contractors.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 2,100.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,100 hours.
    Comment Is Invited: Comment is invited on: (1) Whether this 
collection of information is necessary for the stated purposes and 
proper performance of Agency functions, including whether the 
information will have practical or scientific utility; (2) accuracy of 
the Agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information, 
including validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of information to be 
collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents, including 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.

Jaelith Rivera,
Acting Deputy Chief, State & Private Forestry.
[FR Doc. 2021-15347 Filed 7-19-21; 8:45 am]
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