[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 85 (Wednesday, May 2, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25962-25963]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10514]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coastal and 
Estuarine Land Conservation Planning, Protection or Restoration

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 2, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at JJessup@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Patmarie Nedelka, (301) 713-3155 ext. 127 or 
Patmarie.Nedelka@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    The FY 2002 Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations Act directed 
the Secretary of Commerce to establish a

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Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP) to protect 
important coastal and estuarine areas that have significant 
conservation, recreation, ecological, historical, or aesthetic values, 
or that are threatened by conversion, and to issue guidelines for this 
program delineating the criteria for grant awards. The guidelines 
establish procedures for eligible applicants who choose to participate 
in the program to use when developing state conservation plans, 
proposing or soliciting projects under this program, applying for 
funds, and carrying out projects under this program in a manner that is 
consistent with the purposes of the program. Guidelines for the CELCP 
can be found on NOAA's Web site at: http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/land/or may be obtained upon request via the contact information listed 
above.
    The CELCP was reauthorized under Public Law 111-111, the Omnibus 
Public Lands Management Act, as a component of the Coastal Zone 
Management Act. NOAA also has, or is given, additional authority under 
the Coastal Zone Management Act, annual appropriations or other 
authorities, to issue funds to coastal states, localities or other 
recipients for planning, conservation, acquisition, protection, 
restoration, or construction projects. The required information enables 
NOAA to implement the CELCP, under its current or future authorization, 
and facilitate the review of similar projects under different, but 
related, authorities.

II. Method of Collection

    Electronic formats are the preferred method for submitting CELCP 
plans, project applications, performance reports and other required 
materials. However, respondents may submit materials in electronic or 
paper formats. Project applications are normally submitted 
electronically via Grants.gov, but may be submitted by mail in paper 
form if electronic submittal is not a viable option. Methods of 
submittal for plans, performance reports or other required materials 
may include electronic submittal via email or NOAA Grants Online, mail 
and facsimile transmission of paper forms, or submittal of electronic 
files on compact disc.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0459.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government; not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 50.
    Estimated Time per Response: CELCP Plans, 120 hours to develop or 
35 hours to revise or update; project application and checklist, 15 
hours; and final grant applications and semi-annual and annual 
reporting, 5 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,405.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $273 in recordkeeping/
reporting costs.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: April 26, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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