Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Michindoh Glacial Aquifer Groundwater Study, 50736 [2021-19556]

Download as PDF 50736 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 173 / Friday, September 10, 2021 / Notices Register. You may locate the notice announcing the permit issuance by searching https://www.regulations.gov for the permit number listed above in this document. For example, to find information about the potential issuance of Permit No. 12345A, you would go to regulations.gov and search for ‘‘12345A’’. V. Authority We issue this notice under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and its implementing regulations, and the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and its implementing regulations and section 112(4) of the Wild Bird Conservation Act of 1992 (50 CFR 15.26(c)). Monica Thomas, Management Analyst, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2021–19567 Filed 9–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GC21NF00GWP2800; OMB Control Number 1028–NEW] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Michindoh Glacial Aquifer Groundwater Study U.S. Geological Survey, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 12, 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. U.S. Geological Survey, Information Collections Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; and by email to gs-info_ collections@usgs.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1028–NEW in the subject line of your comments. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Sep 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 To request additional information about this ICR, contact David Lampe by email at dclampe@usgs.gov or by telephone at 317–416–7448. 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 PRA 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 May 24, 2021 (86 FR 27888). 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; (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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Abstract: Synoptic water level measurements are a type of measurement where data is collected from many wells over a short period of time. As part of the effort to collect synoptic measurements of the Michindoh Aquifer, the USGS is relying on the participation of property owners from across the region. Those identified as having a selected water well located on their property will be contacted via a postcard. They will then be asked to sign a permission form allowing the USGS to complete groundwater level measurement in their well during Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. This will involve USGS scientists accessing the well and lowering a sanitized electric or steel tape into the well to determine the current water depth below land surface. The measurement that is collected will also be provided to the property owner at the time of collection. The USGS will attempt to measure approximately 150 to 200 wells within eleven counties in the tri-state region. This large number of measurements over a short period of time will provide the USGS with a snapshot-like understanding of regional water levels. This information will be critical for comprehending the behavior of the entire aquifer system and will be used to model regional groundwater depth. Title of Collection: Michindoh Glacial Aquifer Groundwater Study. OMB Control Number: 1028–NEW. Form Number: None. Type of Review: New. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals/households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 250. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 15 minutes. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 63 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: Once. 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.). Michael Griffin, Director, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center. [FR Doc. 2021–19556 Filed 9–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey

[GC21NF00GWP2800; OMB Control Number 1028-NEW]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Michindoh 
Glacial Aquifer Groundwater Study

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 a new information 
collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 12, 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. U.S. 
Geological Survey, Information Collections Officer, 12201 Sunrise 
Valley Drive, MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; and by email to [email protected]. Please reference OMB Control Number 1028-NEW 
in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact David Lampe by email at [email protected] or by 
telephone at 317-416-7448. 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 PRA 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 
May 24, 2021 (86 FR 27888). 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;
    (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: Synoptic water level measurements are a type of 
measurement where data is collected from many wells over a short period 
of time. As part of the effort to collect synoptic measurements of the 
Michindoh Aquifer, the USGS is relying on the participation of property 
owners from across the region. Those identified as having a selected 
water well located on their property will be contacted via a postcard. 
They will then be asked to sign a permission form allowing the USGS to 
complete groundwater level measurement in their well during Fall 2021 
and Spring 2022. This will involve USGS scientists accessing the well 
and lowering a sanitized electric or steel tape into the well to 
determine the current water depth below land surface. The measurement 
that is collected will also be provided to the property owner at the 
time of collection.
    The USGS will attempt to measure approximately 150 to 200 wells 
within eleven counties in the tri-state region. This large number of 
measurements over a short period of time will provide the USGS with a 
snapshot-like understanding of regional water levels. This information 
will be critical for comprehending the behavior of the entire aquifer 
system and will be used to model regional groundwater depth.
    Title of Collection: Michindoh Glacial Aquifer Groundwater Study.
    OMB Control Number: 1028-NEW.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: New.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals/households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 250.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 63 hours.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.
    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.).

Michael Griffin,
Director, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center.
[FR Doc. 2021-19556 Filed 9-9-21; 8:45 am]
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