Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection Through Surveys and Interviews To Evaluate and Improve the Cooperative Research Units Program Mission, Functions, and Goals, 54468-54469 [2021-21358]

Download as PDF 54468 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 188 / Friday, October 1, 2021 / Notices Clinical Laboratories; SmithKline BioScience Laboratories) U.S. Army Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory, 2490 Wilson St., Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755– 5235, 301–677–7085, Testing for Department of Defense (DoD) Employees Only The following laboratory voluntarily withdrew from the National Laboratory Certification Program effective September 3, 2021: Redwood Toxicology Laboratory, 3700 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403, 800–255–2159 * The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) voted to end its Laboratory Accreditation Program for Substance Abuse (LAPSA) effective May 12, 1998. Laboratories certified through that program were accredited to conduct forensic urine drug testing as required by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. As of that date, the certification of those accredited Canadian laboratories will continue under DOT authority. The responsibility for conducting quarterly performance testing plus periodic on-site inspections of those LAPSA-accredited laboratories was transferred to the U.S. HHS, with the HHS’ NLCP contractor continuing to have an active role in the performance testing and laboratory inspection processes. Other Canadian laboratories wishing to be considered for the NLCP may apply directly to the NLCP contractor just as U.S. laboratories do. Upon finding a Canadian laboratory to be qualified, HHS will recommend that DOT certify the laboratory (Federal Register, July 16, 1996) as meeting the minimum standards of the Mandatory Guidelines published in the Federal Register on January 23, 2017 (82 FR 7920). After receiving DOT certification, the laboratory will be included in the monthly list of HHS-certified laboratories and participate in the NLCP certification maintenance program. Anastasia Marie Donovan, Policy Analyst, Division of Workplace Programs. [FR Doc. 2021–21402 Filed 9–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–20–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Sep 30, 2021 Jkt 256001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX21BD239AV0100; OMB Control Number 1028–NEW] Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection Through Surveys and Interviews To Evaluate and Improve the Cooperative Research Units Program Mission, Functions, and Goals 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 November 30, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to U.S. Geological Survey, Information Collections Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; or by email to gs-info_ collections@usgs.gov. 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 Cynthia S. Loftin by email at cyndy_loftin@usgs.gov, or by telephone at (207) 581–2843. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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. 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 be collected; and (5) how might the 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. 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: The USGS Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program originated in 1935 to fill a need for qualified wildlife and fisheries professionals and provide evidence based graduate research to inform resource management. Currently the program has 40 individual Units in 38 states and formalizes relationships among a state natural resources management agency, a host university, the USGS, the USFWS, and the Wildlife Management Institute. The program’s graduate education and research mission has remained largely unchanged through its tenure, yet the issues challenging fish and wildlife conservation have transformed. This raises questions about the program’s support and sustainability into the future and how best to address cooperator needs. Through focused surveys and interviews, this information collection will ask participants to evaluate their communication and relationships with individuals in the program. The data will be used to examine the structure, communication, and socio-technical connectivity using network analysis and agent based modeling. This information collection aims to improve our understanding of the Cooperative Research Units Program and how it meets its partners’ needs. Title of Collection: Information collection through surveys and interviews to improve the Cooperative Research Units Program mission, functions, and goals. OMB Control Number: 1028–NEW. Form Number: None. Type of Review: New. Respondents/Affected Public: Universities, state and tribal governments, and businesses which are direct (both formal and informal) E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 188 / Friday, October 1, 2021 / Notices Cooperators of the USGS Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 1,500. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,500. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 20 minutes. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 500 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: One time. 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.). Cynthia Loftin, Unit Leader, Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. lands. As required by 25 CFR 293.4, all compacts and amendments are subject to review and approval by the Secretary. The Amendment allows for additional propositional wagers and side bets for Blackjack and higher payout percentages for those wagers. The Amendment is approved. Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2021–21384 Filed 9–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWY–957000–XXX–L19100000–BJ0000– LRCSKX00300A; LLCO–956000–XXX– L19100000–BJ0000–LRCSCX913400; LLCO–956000–XXX–L19100000–BJ0000– LRCSCX914400; LLWY–926000–21X– L14400000–BJ0000–LXSSK1810000] Filing of Plats of Survey, Nebraska and Wyoming [FR Doc. 2021–21358 Filed 9–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of official filing. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SUMMARY: AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs [212A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900253G] Indian Gaming; Approval of TribalState Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Minnesota Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice publishes the approval of the Third Amendment to Technical Standards in [the] TribalState Compact for Control of Class III Blackjack on the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Minnesota (Amendment) and the State of Minnesota. DATES: The Amendment takes effect on October 1, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary—Policy and Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240, paula.hart@bia.gov, (202) 219–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, Public Law 100–497, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq., the Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register notice of approved Tribal-State compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Sep 30, 2021 Jkt 256001 The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is scheduled to file plats of survey 30 calendar days from the date of this publication in the BLM Wyoming State Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming. These surveys, which were executed at the request of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Forest Service, and the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands. DATES: Protests must be received by the BLM prior to the scheduled date of official filing by November 1, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit written protests to the Wyoming State Director at WY926, Bureau of Land Management, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sonja Sparks, BLM Wyoming Chief Cadastral Surveyor, by telephone at (307) 775–6225 or by email at s75spark@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 to contact this office during normal business hours. The Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with this office. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the BLM Wyoming State Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming. PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 54469 Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming T. 25 N., R. 6 E., Group No. NE189, dependent resurvey and survey, accepted September 7, 2021 T. 50 N., R. 83 W., Group No. 1028, dependent resurvey, accepted September 7, 2021 T. 47 N., R. 85 W., Group No. 1029, dependent resurvey and survey, accepted September 7, 2021 T. 43 N., R. 106 W., Group No. 1030, dependent resurvey, accepted September 7, 2021 T. 33 N., R 81 W., Group No. 1032, dependent resurvey and survey, accepted September 7, 2021 A person or party who wishes to protest one or more plats of survey identified in this notice must file a written notice of protest within 30 calendar days from the date of this publication with the Wyoming State Director at the above address. Any notice of protest received after the scheduled date of official filing will be untimely and will not be considered. A written statement of reasons in support of a protest, if not filed with the notice of protest, must be filed with the State Director within 30 calendar days after the notice of protest is filed. If a notice of protest against a plat of survey is received prior to the scheduled date of official filing, the official filing of the plat of survey identified in the notice of protest will be stayed pending consideration of the protest. A plat of survey will not be officially filed until the next business day following dismissal or resolution of all protests of the plat. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your protest, you should be aware that your entire protest—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Copies of the preceding described plat and field notes are available to the public at a cost of $4.20 per plat and $0.15 per page of field notes. Requests can be made to blm_wy_survey_ records@blm.gov or by telephone at 307–775–6222. (Authority: 43 U.S.C., chapter 3) Dated: September 7, 2021. Sonja S. Sparks, Chief Cadastral Surveyor of Wyoming and Nebraska. [FR Doc. 2021–21401 Filed 9–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey

[GX21BD239AV0100; OMB Control Number 1028-NEW]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection 
Through Surveys and Interviews To Evaluate and Improve the Cooperative 
Research Units Program Mission, Functions, and Goals

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 
November 30, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) by mail to U.S. Geological Survey, Information Collections 
Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; or 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 Cynthia S. Loftin by email at 
[email protected], or by telephone at (207) 581-2843. 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, 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.
    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 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. 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: The USGS Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units 
Program originated in 1935 to fill a need for qualified wildlife and 
fisheries professionals and provide evidence based graduate research to 
inform resource management. Currently the program has 40 individual 
Units in 38 states and formalizes relationships among a state natural 
resources management agency, a host university, the USGS, the USFWS, 
and the Wildlife Management Institute. The program's graduate education 
and research mission has remained largely unchanged through its tenure, 
yet the issues challenging fish and wildlife conservation have 
transformed. This raises questions about the program's support and 
sustainability into the future and how best to address cooperator 
needs.
    Through focused surveys and interviews, this information collection 
will ask participants to evaluate their communication and relationships 
with individuals in the program. The data will be used to examine the 
structure, communication, and socio-technical connectivity using 
network analysis and agent based modeling. This information collection 
aims to improve our understanding of the Cooperative Research Units 
Program and how it meets its partners' needs.
    Title of Collection: Information collection through surveys and 
interviews to improve the Cooperative Research Units Program mission, 
functions, and goals.
    OMB Control Number: 1028-NEW.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: New.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Universities, state and tribal 
governments, and businesses which are direct (both formal and informal)

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Cooperators of the USGS Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units 
Program.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 1,500.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,500.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 500 hours.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: One time.
    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.).

Cynthia Loftin,
Unit Leader, Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.
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