[Federal Register Volume 66, Number 192 (Wednesday, October 3, 2001)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50450-50451]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 01-24650]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Request for Reinstatement, With Change, of a Previously 
Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: National Park Service, DOI.

ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces that the National Park Service (NPS) has 
requested from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a 
reinstatement of, and revisions to, a previously approved information 
collection for certain activities related to 36 CFR Part 61. The title 
of 36 CFR Part 61 is Procedures for State, Tribal, and Local Government 
Historic Preservation Programs. NPS has based the proposed revisions on 
a fresh analysis of existing requirements for responding and record 
keeping in certain elements of State and local historic preservation 
programs. NPS received no comments on its October 31, 2000, Federal 
Register notice of intent to seek OMB reinstatement of this information 
collection (65 FR 64984). NPSs is publishing this notice is accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507 et se.) and 
OMB rules (5 CFR Part 1320).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 2, 2001 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this information collection to: Desk 
Officer for the Interior Department (1024-0038), Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 
20503.
    A copy of the comments should be sent to: Mr. John W. Renaud, 
Project Coordinator, Branch of State, Tribal, and Local Programs, 
Heritage Preservation Services, National Park Service, U.S. Department 
of the Interior, 1849 C St., NW., NC200, Washington, DC 20240 or via e-
mail at John Renaud@nps.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John W. Renaud, Project 
Coordinator, Branch of State, Tribal, and Local Programs, Heritage 
Preservation Services Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department 
of the Interior, 1849 C St., NW, NC200, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 
343-1059, John_Renaud@nps.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: 36 CFR Part 61, Procedures for State, Tribal, and Local 
Government Historic Preservation Programs.
    OMB Number: 1024-0038.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously 
approved collection for which approval has expired.
    Abstract: This information collection has an impact on State, 
Tribal, and local governments that wish to participate formally in the 
national historic preservation program and who wish to apply for 
Historic Preservation Fund grant assistance. The National Park Service 
uses the information to ensure compliance with the National Historic 
Preservation Act and government-wide grant requirements.
    Respondents/Record Keepers: State, Tribal, and Local Governments.
    Estimate of Burden: NPS estimates that the public reporting burden 
for this collection of information will average 9.06 hours per response 
and 0.60 hours per record, including the time for reviewing 
instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and 
maintaining the data needed and reviewing the collection of 
information.
    Estimated Number of Respondents/Record Keepers: NPS estimates that 
there are 450 respondents and 83 record keepers. This is the gross 
number of respondents and record keepers for all of the documents 
included in this information collection. The net number of States, 
Tribal, and local governments participating in this information 
collection annually is 136. The frequency of response varies depending 
upon activity. States complete Grant application and end-of-year report 
documents once a year. NPS requires project documents at the beginning 
and end of each subgrant with a large Federal share. NPS reviews each 
State's program once every four years. NPS requires information from a 
local government when it applies for certification. NPS requires that 
each State maintain one record for each property in its inventory and 
one record per project for tracking its responses to Federal agency 
requests for State

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review. Pursuant to Section 101(d) of the National Historic 
Preservation Act, federally recognized Indian Tribes, after agreement 
with the National Park Service (NPS), may assume responsibilities 
specified in Section 101(b)(3) and therefore use related information 
collections.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Number of Records per Record Keeper: 350.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 4,078 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Record Keepers: 17,430 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 21,508 hours.
    You may obtain copies of this information collection from Mr. John 
W. Renaud, Project Coordinator.
    NPS is soliciting comments regarding:
    (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of NPS, including whether the 
information will have practical utility;
    (2) The accuracy of the burden estimate including the validity of 
the method and assumptions used;
    (3) The quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected;
    (4) Ways to minimize the burden, including through the use of 
automated collection or other forms of information technology; or
    (5) Any other aspect of this collection of information.
    All comments will also become a matter of public record.

    Dated: September 27, 2001.
Betsy Chittenden,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
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