Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (EDMAP and STATEMAP), 44036-44037 [2021-17106]

Download as PDF 44036 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 11, 2021 / Notices Species of Interest: • Scientific name; and • Common name. State/Other Government Tribal Liaisons: • Agency name and department; • Contact information, to include mailing address, phone number, and email address; • Specialization (e.g., eagles, Mexican wolves, etc.); • Type of work (as related to Servicerelated projects); and • Additional relevant notes. The Service will use the database to effectively and efficiently uphold its Federal Trust responsibility to Tribes through ensuring the integrity of the contact data needed to do so. Tribal leader information will be collected from the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a baseline but will be updated through our own working knowledge of changes/ needed revisions. Another purpose of this database is to better identify Service actions of interest to Federally recognized Tribes. Average number of annual respondents Requirement Average number of responses each Title of Collection: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service External Affairs Tribal Contacts Database. OMB Control Number: 1018–New. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Existing collection in use without an OMB control number. Respondents/Affected Public: State and Tribal government representatives. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: On occasion for initial submission, and during subsequent updates to data. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. Average number of annual responses* Average completion time per response Estimated Annual burden hours* Solicitation of General Tribe/Tribal Contact Information Government ......................................................................... 87 1 87 5 mins ............ 7 8 5 mins ............ 1 Updates to General Tribe/Tribal Contact Information Government ......................................................................... 8 1 Solicitation of Tribal Priorities and/or Interests in Relation to FWS Programs Government ......................................................................... 87 1 87 5 mins ............ 7 Updates to Tribal Priorities and/or Interests in Relation to FWS Programs Government ......................................................................... 8 1 8 5 mins ............ 1 Totals: ........................................................................... 190 ........................ 190 ........................ 16 * Rounded. 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.). Madonna Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2021–17097 Filed 8–10–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES [GX21GC009PLFM00; OMB Control Number 1028–0088] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (EDMAP and STATEMAP) AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior. VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:05 Aug 10, 2021 Jkt 253001 Notice of information collection; request for comment. ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 12, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to Mr. Michael Marketti, National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 908, Reston, VA 20192, or email him at mmarketti@usgs.gov.gov. Please reference Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1028–0088 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Michael Marketti by email at mmarketti@usgs.gov, or by telephone at 703–648–6976. You may also view the ICR at https:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the USGS, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on 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 soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of the USGS; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the USGS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 11, 2021 / Notices USGS minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. 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 may 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: EDMAP is the educational component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) that is intended to train the next generation of geologic mappers. The primary objective of the STATEMAP component of the NCGMP is to establish the geologic framework of areas that are vital to the welfare of individual States. The NCGMP EDMAP program allocates funds to colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico through an annual competitive cooperative agreement process. Every Federal dollar awarded is matched with university funds. Geology professors, who are skilled in geologic mapping, request EDMAP funding to support undergraduate and graduate students at their college or university in a one-year mentored geologic mapping project that focuses on a specific geographic area. Only State Geological Surveys are eligible to apply to the STATEMAP component of the NCGMP pursuant to the National Geologic Mapping Act (Pub. L. 106–148). Since many State Geological Surveys are organized under a state university system, such universities may submit a proposal on behalf of the State Geological Survey. Each fall, the program announcements are posted to the Grants.gov website and respondents are required to submit applications (comprising Standard Form 424, 424A, 424B, Proposal Summary Sheet, the Proposal, and Budget Sheets. Additionally, EDMAP proposals must include a Negotiated Rate Agreement and a Support letter from a State Geologist or USGS Project Chief). Since 1996, more than $10 million from the NCGMP has supported geologic mapping efforts of more than 1,335 students at 171 universities in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Funds for graduate projects are limited to $25,000 and undergraduate project funds limited to VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:05 Aug 10, 2021 Jkt 253001 $15,000. These funds are used to cover field expenses and student salaries, but not faculty salaries or tuition. The authority for both programs is listed in the National Geologic Mapping Act (Pub. L. 106–148). We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2), and under regulations at 30 CFR 250.197, ‘‘Data and information to be made available to the public or for limited inspection.’’ Responses are voluntary. No questions of a ‘‘sensitive’’ nature are asked. Title of Collection: National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP–EDMAP and STATEMAP). OMB Control Number: 1028–0088. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: University or College faculty and State Geological Surveys. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: Approximately 50 University or College faculty and 45 State Geological Survey respondents. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: Total number of responses is 185. Approximately 95 University or College faculty and 90 State Geological Survey responses. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 36 hours. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 5,220 hours total. Respondent’s Obligation None. Participation is voluntary, though necessary to receive funding. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Total Estimated Annual Non-Hour Burden Cost: There are no ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this IC. 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.). 44037 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [212A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900253G] Indian Gaming; Approval by Operation of Law of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Florida AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. This notice publishes the approval by operation law of the Compact Between the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Tribe) and the State of Florida (State). SUMMARY: The compacts take effect on August 11, 2021. DATES: Ms. Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Mailstop 3543, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240, telephone (202) 219–4066, paula.hart@bia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq., (IGRA) provides the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) with 45 days to review and approve or disapprove a Tribal-State compact governing the conduct of class III gaming activity on the Tribe’s Indian lands. 25 U.S.C. 2710(d)(8). If the Secretary does not approve or disapprove a Tribal-State compact within the 45 days, IGRA provides that the Tribal-State compact is considered to have been approved by the Secretary but only to the extent the compact is consistent with IGRA. 25 U.S.C. 2710(d)(8)(C). The IGRA also requires the Secretary of the Interior to publish in the Federal Register notice of approved Tribal-State compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. 25 U.S.C. 2710(d)(8(D). The Department’s regulations at 25 CFR 293.4, require all compacts and amendments to be reviewed and approved by the Secretary prior to taking effect. The Secretary took no action on the Compact between the Tribe and the State. Therefore, the Compact is considered to have been approved, but only to the extent it is consistent with IGRA. See 25 U.S.C. 2710(d)(8)(C). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Michael Marketti, Acting Associate Program Coordinator, National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program. Bryan Newland, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2021–17106 Filed 8–10–21; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2021–17055 Filed 8–10–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P BILLING CODE 4337–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 152 (Wednesday, August 11, 2021)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey

[GX21GC009PLFM00; OMB Control Number 1028-0088]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; National 
Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (EDMAP and STATEMAP)

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, 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 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information 
collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 12, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) by mail to Mr. Michael Marketti, National Cooperative Geologic 
Mapping Program, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, 
Mail Stop 908, Reston, VA 20192, or email him at 
[email protected].gov.
    Please reference Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control 
Number 1028-0088 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Michael Marketti by email at 
[email protected], or by telephone at 703-648-6976. You may also view 
the ICR at https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Individuals who 
are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-
800-877-8339 for TTY assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the USGS, in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, provide the general public and other 
Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on 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 soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described 
below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the 
following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper 
functions of the USGS; (2) will this information be processed and used 
in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how 
might the USGS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (5) how might the

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USGS minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, 
including through the use of information technology.
    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 may 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: EDMAP is the educational component of the National 
Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) that is intended to train 
the next generation of geologic mappers. The primary objective of the 
STATEMAP component of the NCGMP is to establish the geologic framework 
of areas that are vital to the welfare of individual States.
    The NCGMP EDMAP program allocates funds to colleges and 
universities in the United States and Puerto Rico through an annual 
competitive cooperative agreement process. Every Federal dollar awarded 
is matched with university funds.
    Geology professors, who are skilled in geologic mapping, request 
EDMAP funding to support undergraduate and graduate students at their 
college or university in a one-year mentored geologic mapping project 
that focuses on a specific geographic area.
    Only State Geological Surveys are eligible to apply to the STATEMAP 
component of the NCGMP pursuant to the National Geologic Mapping Act 
(Pub. L. 106-148). Since many State Geological Surveys are organized 
under a state university system, such universities may submit a 
proposal on behalf of the State Geological Survey.
    Each fall, the program announcements are posted to the Grants.gov 
website and respondents are required to submit applications (comprising 
Standard Form 424, 424A, 424B, Proposal Summary Sheet, the Proposal, 
and Budget Sheets. Additionally, EDMAP proposals must include a 
Negotiated Rate Agreement and a Support letter from a State Geologist 
or USGS Project Chief).
    Since 1996, more than $10 million from the NCGMP has supported 
geologic mapping efforts of more than 1,335 students at 171 
universities in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. 
Funds for graduate projects are limited to $25,000 and undergraduate 
project funds limited to $15,000. These funds are used to cover field 
expenses and student salaries, but not faculty salaries or tuition. The 
authority for both programs is listed in the National Geologic Mapping 
Act (Pub. L. 106-148).
    We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary 
under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its 
implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2), and under regulations at 30 
CFR 250.197, ``Data and information to be made available to the public 
or for limited inspection.'' Responses are voluntary. No questions of a 
``sensitive'' nature are asked.
    Title of Collection: National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program 
(NCGMP-EDMAP and STATEMAP).
    OMB Control Number: 1028-0088.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: University or College faculty and 
State Geological Surveys.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: Approximately 50 
University or College faculty and 45 State Geological Survey 
respondents.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: Total number of 
responses is 185. Approximately 95 University or College faculty and 90 
State Geological Survey responses.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 36 hours.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 5,220 hours total.
    Respondent's Obligation None. Participation is voluntary, though 
necessary to receive funding.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Total Estimated Annual Non-Hour Burden Cost: There are no ``non-
hour cost'' burdens associated with this IC.
    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.).

Michael Marketti,
Acting Associate Program Coordinator, National Cooperative Geologic 
Mapping Program.
[FR Doc. 2021-17106 Filed 8-10-21; 8:45 am]
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