[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 99 (Tuesday, May 22, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30318-30319]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-12371]



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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-CR-10268; 2200-3200-665]


Agency Information Collection Activities: 30-Day Notice of 
Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information; 
Opportunity for Public Comment

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We (National Park Service) will ask the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection request (ICR) 
described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 
as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent 
burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take 
this opportunity to comment on this ICR which is an extension of a 
currently approved collection of information (OMB 1024-0018). 
We 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.

DATES: To ensure that your comments on this ICR are considered, please 
submit them on or before June 21, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Please submit written comments on this information 
collection directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior via email to OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov or fax 
at 202-395-5806; and identify your submission as 1024-0018, Nomination 
of Properties for Listing in the National Register of Historic Places, 
36 CFR 60 and 63. Please send a copy your comments to Madonna L. 
Baucum, Acting Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park 
Service, 1849 C Street NW., Mailstop 2605 (Rm. 1242), Washington, DC 
20240 (mail); or madonna_baucum@nps.gov (email).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Deline, NPS Historian, National 
Register of Historic Places, 1201 Eye St. NW., 20005. You may send an 
email to Lisa_Deline@nps.gov or contact her by telephone at (202/354-
2239) or via fax at (202/371-2229).

I. Abstract

    The National Register of Historic Places (National Register) is the 
official Federal list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and 
objects significant in American history, architecture, archeology, 
engineering, and culture. National Register properties have 
significance to the history of communities, states, or the Nation. The 
National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 requires the Secretary of 
the Interior to maintain and expand the National Register, and to 
establish criteria and guidelines for including properties on the 
National Register. National Register properties must be considered in 
the planning for Federal or federally assisted projects, and listing on 
the National Register is required for eligibility for Federal 
rehabilitation tax incentives.
    The National Park Service administers the National Register. 
Nominations for listing historic properties come from State Historic 
Preservation Officers, from Federal Preservation Officers for 
properties owned or controlled by the United States Government, and 
from Tribal Historic Preservation Officers for properties on tribal 
lands. Private individuals and organizations, local governments, and 
American Indian tribes often initiate this process and prepare the 
necessary documentation. Regulations at 36 CFR parts 60 and 63 
establish the criteria and guidelines for listing properties.
    We use three forms for nominating properties and providing 
documentation for the proposed listings:
     NPS Form 10-900 (National Register of Historic Places 
Registration Form).
     NPS Form 10-900-a (National Register of Historic Places 
Continuation Sheet).
     NPS Form 10-900-b (National Register of Historic Places 
Multiple Property Documentation Form).
    These forms and documentation go to the State Historic Preservation 
Office (SHPO) of the state where the property is located. The SHPO can 
take one of several options: reject the property, ask for more 
information, list the property just with the state, or send the forms 
to us for listing on the National Register. Once we receive the forms, 
we conduct a similar review process.
    Listing on the National Register provides formal recognition of a 
property's historical, architectural, or archeological significance 
based on national standards used by every state. The listing places no 
obligations on private property owners, and there are no restrictions 
on the use, treatment, transfer, or disposition of private property.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1024-0018.
    Title: Nomination of Properties for Listing in the National 
Register of Historic Places, 36 CFR 60 and 63.
    Form(s): 10-900, 10-900-a, and 10-900-b.
    Type of Request: Extension of a previously approved collection of 
information.
    Description of Respondents: State, tribal, and local governments; 
and individuals.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

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                                                                                   Avg. time per
                                                                   Total annual      response      Total annual
                                                                     responses        (hours)      burden hours
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    36 CFR 60 and 63, National Register of Historic Places Registration Form; Continuation Sheet; NR Multiple
                                           Property Documentation Form
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Individuals or Households.......................................              15             250           3,750
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                         Individual and District Nominations (Forms 10-900 and 10-900-a)
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State, Local, and Tribal Governments............................             417             100          41,700
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                        Existing Multiple Property Submission (Forms 10-900 and 10-900-a)
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State, Local, and Tribal Governments............................              18              50             900
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                         Newly Proposed MPS Cover Document (Forms 10-900-b and 10-900-a)
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State, Local, and Tribal Governments............................              15             150           2,250
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                                   New Nominations (Forms 10-900 and 10-900-a)
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Individuals or Households.......................................             417             150          62,550
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    Totals:.....................................................             882  ..............         111,150
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III. Request for Comments

    We invite comments concerning this ICR on:
     Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, 
including whether or not the information will have practical utility;
     The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this 
collection of information;
     Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents.
    Please note that the comments submitted in response to this notice 
are a matter of public record. 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.

    Dated: May 17, 2012.
Robert M. Gordon,
Manager, Washington Administrative Program Center, National Park 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-12371 Filed 5-21-12; 8:45 am]
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