[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 48 (Monday, March 12, 2012)]
[Pages 14566-14567]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-5867]



U.S. Geological Survey


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request on Extension of 
Existing Information Collection

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

ACTION: Notice of extension of an existing information collection 


SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we 
are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) for 
the revision of the currently approved paperwork requirements for the 
USGS Earthquake Report. 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. However, under OMB 
regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information 
collection while it is pending at OMB. This notice provides the public 
and other Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on the nature of 
this collection which is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2012.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before April 11, 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 reference Information Collection 1028-0048 in the 
subject line.
    Please submit a copy of your comments 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). Use Information Collection Number 1028-0048 
in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Jim Dewey at (303) 273-8419.

    OMB Control Number: 1028-0048.
    Title: USGS Earthquake Report.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: General Public.
    Respondent Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion, after an earthquake.
    Estimated Completion Time: 6 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 300,000
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 30,000 hours.
    Abstract: The collection of information applies to a World-Wide Web 
site questionnaire that permits individuals to report on the effects of 
the shaking from an earthquake--on themselves personally, buildings, 
other man-made structures, and ground

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effects such as faulting or landslides. The USGS may use the 
information to provide qualitative, quantitative, or graphical 
descriptions of earthquake damage. We will release data collected on 
these forms only in a summary format.
    Comments: To comply with the public consultation process, on 
December 6, 2011, we published a Federal Register notice (76 FR 76177) 
announcing our intent to submit this information collection to OMB for 
approval. In that notice we solicited public comments for 60 days, 
ending on February 6, 2012. We did not receive any comments concerning 
the notice.
    We again invite comments concerning this information collection on: 
(1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, 
including whether or not the information will have practical utility; 
(2) the accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of 
information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (4) 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 OMB in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that it will be done.

    Dated: March 5, 2012.
Jill McCarthy,
Geologic Hazards Science Center, Chief Scientist.
[FR Doc. 2012-5867 Filed 3-9-12; 8:45 am]