Request for Public Comments on a Proposed New Information Collection To Be Submitted to OMB for Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
This information collection is in support of development of a Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Rappahannock National Wildlife Refuge. Under the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, all national wildlife refuges are required to develop a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP). A CCP is a document that provides a framework for guiding refuge management decisions. This planning process ensures the opportunity for active public involvement in the preparation and revision of comprehensive conservation plans. This information collection will inform the planning process by providing information to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the attitudes and opinions of local residents regarding Rappahannock National Wildlife Refuge and its management. Estimated Completion Time: 20 minutes. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 1,000. Frequency: One time. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 333 hours. Affected Public: Residents adjacent to the Rappahannock River Basin, Virginia.
Request for Public Comments on Extension of Existing Information Collection To Be Submitted to OMB for Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
The collection of information referred herein applies to a World-Wide Web site that permits individual to submit records of the number of calling amphibians at wetlands. The Web site is termed Frogwatch USA. Information will be used by scientists and Federal, State, and local agencies to identify wetlands showing significant declines in populations of amphibians. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 12,000. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 3,000 hours. Affected Public: Primarily U.S. residents.
Patent, Trademark & Copyright Acts
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is contemplating awarding an exclusive license to: Geovision Solutions, Inc., 1410 Gunston Road, Bel Air, Maryland 21015 on U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 09/877,786, entitled ``Integrated Method for Disseminating Large Spatial Data Sets in a Distrubuted Form Via the Internet.'' Inquiries: If other parties are interested in similar activities, or have comments related to the prospective award, please contact Neil Mark, USGS, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 201, Reston, Virginia 20192, voice (703) 648-4344, fax (703) 648-7219, or e-mail email@example.com.