[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 8 (Friday, January 11, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2422-2423]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00374]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey

[GX13EN05ESB0500]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of an extension of currently approved information 
Collection, 1028-0096, Department of the Interior Climate Science 
Centers (DOI CSCs).

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SUMMARY: We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) 
described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(PRA) 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 IC. This 
collection is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2013.

DATES: Submit written comments by March 12, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection to 
the Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 807, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); (703) 648-
7199 (fax); or smbaloch@usgs.gov (email). Please Reference Information 
1028-0096 in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nadine Hartke by mail at U. S. 
Geological Survey, MS 400 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, 
Reston, VA 20192, or by telephone at 703-648-4607.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Abstract: The name of this information 
collection has been updated from ``Department of the Interior Regional 
Climate Science Centers'' to ``Department of the Interior Climate 
Science Centers (DOI CSCs).'' The primary objective of the National 
Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) is to complete 
science projects on the effects of climate and global change on fish, 
wildlife and

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their habitats. Additionally, the NCCWSC has the responsibility to 
manage DOI Climate Science Centers that are co-located at cooperating 
organizations at non-USGS facilities. The DOI CSCs include USGS staff 
that report to a national USGS office. The NCCWSC works in close 
partnership with the climate change science and natural and cultural 
resource management communities to understand high priority science 
needs and to develop science information tools that can help resource 
managers develop strategies for responding to climate change. This 
program provides funding for researchers through cooperative agreements 
that involve climate change science as a major component.
    OMB Control Number: 1028-0096.
    Title: Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers.
    Respondent Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: Upon release of Program Announcements.
    Estimated Annual Number of and Description of Respondents: An 
estimated 40 institutions of higher education and other non-profit 
organizations may respond.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 40.
    Estimated Completion Time: 20 hours per response.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 800 hours.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: We 
estimate the public reporting will average 20 hours per response. This 
includes time to develop a technical proposal, budget sheets, perform 
internal proposal reviews, secure support letters, and submit the 
proposal through Grants.gov.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost:'' 
There are no ``non-hour cost'' burdens associated with this collection 
of information.
    Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) 
provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor and you are not 
required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number.
    Comments: We are soliciting comments as to: (a) Whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to 
perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) 
the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information; (c) how to enhance the quality, usefulness, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) how to minimize 
the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 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 we will 
be able to do so.

    Dated: January 4, 2013.
T. Douglas Beard, Jr.,
Chief NCCWSC, U.S. Geological Survey.
[FR Doc. 2013-00374 Filed 1-10-13; 8:45 am]
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