Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (EDMAP and STATEMAP), 59418-59419 [2021-23361]

Download as PDF 59418 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 27, 2021 / Notices Total annual burden hours Application (Online) ..................................................................................................................... Form 3–2525, Student Medical Information ................................................................................ Form 3–2546, Enrollment Form .................................................................................................. Form 3–2547, Parental Consent Form ....................................................................................... Form 3–2548, Student Conduct Agreement ............................................................................... Form 3–2549, Mentor Waiver ..................................................................................................... 105 100 100 100 100 30 4 Hours 30 Mins 18 mins 12 Mins 12 Mins 12 Mins .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 420 50 30 20 20 6 Totals .................................................................................................................................... 535 ........................ 546 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. 2021–23415 Filed 10–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX22GC009PLFM00; 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) Geological Survey, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) 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 November 26, 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 \]=[search function. You may also submit comments by mail at U.S. Geological Survey, Information Collections Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; or by email to gsinfo_collections@usgs.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1028– SUMMARY: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Completion time per response Total annual responses Activity VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Oct 26, 2021 Jkt 256001 0088 in the subject line of your comments. To request additional information about this information collection request (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. 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, the USGS, 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 August 11, 2021, FR 86, 44036. 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 the USGS might minimize the burden of the collection of FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 responses. 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 personally identifiable information (PII) in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your PII—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your PII 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 E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 27, 2021 / Notices 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). 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: Total number of responses is 95. 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: 20 to 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. 2021–23361 Filed 10–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Oct 26, 2021 Jkt 256001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [222A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900253G] Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Office of Indian Economic Development (OIED), through its Living Languages Grant Program (LLGP), is soliciting proposals from federally recognized Tribes for grants to fund Native language instruction and immersion programs for Native students not enrolled at Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools, including those Tribes in States without BIE-funded schools. DATES: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET on January 25, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James R. West, Program Analyst, Office of Indian Economic Development, Room 6049–B, 12220 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191; telephone: (202) 595–4766; email: jamesr.west@bia.gov. Additional Program information can be found at https://www.bia.gov/service/ grants/llgp. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. General Information II. Number of Projects Funded III. Background IV. Eligibility for Funding V. Applicant Procurement Procedures VI. Limitations VII. Language Instructor Credentials VIII. LLGP Application Guidance IX. Review and Selection Process X. Evaluation Criteria XI. Transfer of Funds XII. Reporting Requirements for Award Recipients XIII. Conflicts of Interest XIV. Questions and Requests for OIED Assistance XV. Separate Document(s) XVI. Paperwork Reduction Act XVII. Authority I. General Information Award Ceiling: 200,000 Award Floor: 25,000 CFDA Number: 15.151 Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No Number of Awards: 15–60 Category: Education Program Enhancements II. Number of Projects Funded OIED anticipates award of approximately fifteen (15) to sixty (60) grants under this announcement ranging in value from approximately $25,000 to $200,000. The program can fund projects only one year at a time. OIED Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 will use a competitive evaluation process based on criteria described in the Evaluation Criteria section (section X of this notice). III. Background Living Languages Grant Program (LLGP); Solicitation of Proposals PO 00000 59419 The Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, through OIED, is soliciting proposals from Indian Tribes as listed in 85 FR 5462 for grant funding to support Tribal programs to document Native languages or build Tribal capacity to create or expand language preservation programs. The LLGP will exclude as grantees BIE schools and BIE-funded schools or programs targeting students enrolled in those schools. The funding will focus on small or start-up programs whose objective is to document or build the capacity to preserve Native languages that are losing users, but which still have active users at the grandparent generation. The LLGP seeks to document, preserve, and revitalize languages that are used for face-to-face communication; languages that can be used by a child-bearing generation, but are not being transmitted to children; languages whose only active users are members of the grandparent generation or older; languages whose only active users are members of the grandparent generation or older but who have little opportunity to use them; and languages that serve as a reminder of heritage identity for an ethnic community, but which lack proficient speakers. These grants will be funded under a non-recurring appropriation of the BIA budget. Congress appropriates funds on a year-to-year basis. Thus, while some LLGP projects may extend over several years, funding for successive years depends on each fiscal year’s appropriations. OIED administers this program through its Division of Economic Development (DED). The funding periods and amounts referenced in this solicitation are subject to the availability of funds at the time of award, as well as the Department of the Interior (DOI) and Indian Affairs priorities at the time of the award. Neither DOI nor Indian Affairs will be held responsible for proposal or application preparation costs. Publication of this solicitation does not obligate DOI or Indian Affairs to award any specific grant or to obligate all or any part of available funds. Future funding is subject to the availability of appropriations and cannot be guaranteed. DOI or Indian Affairs may cancel or withdraw this solicitation at any time. E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 205 (Wednesday, October 27, 2021)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-23361]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey

[GX22GC009PLFM00; 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: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) 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 
November 26, 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 \]=[search function. You may also submit 
comments by mail at 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 1028-0088 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this information collection request (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: In accordance with the PRA and 5 CFR 
1320.8(d)(1), we, the USGS, 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 
August 11, 2021, FR 86, 44036. 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 the USGS might 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 responses.
    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 personally identifiable information (PII) in your 
comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including your 
PII--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us 
in your comment to withhold your PII 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

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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).
    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: Total number of 
responses is 95. 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: 20 to 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. 2021-23361 Filed 10-26-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4338-11-P