[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 95 (Wednesday, May 16, 2012)]
[Pages 28854-28855]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11777]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coastal Zone 
Management Program Administration

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

ACTION: Notice.


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 16, 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 


I. Abstract

    This request is for revision and extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    In 1972, in response to intense pressure on United States (U.S) 
coastal resources, and because of the importance of U.S. coastal areas, 
the U.S. Congress passed the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 
(CZMA), 16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq. The CZMA authorized a federal program to 
encourage coastal states and territories to develop comprehensive 
coastal management programs. The CZMA has been reauthorized on several 
occasions, most recently with the enactment of the Coastal Zone 
Protection Act of 1996. (CZMA as amended). The program is administered 
by the Secretary of Commerce, who in turn has delegated this 
responsibility to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's 
(NOAA) National Ocean Services (NOS).
    The coastal zone management grants provide funds to states and 
territories to implement federally approved coastal management 
programs; complete information for the Coastal Zone Management Program 
(CZMP) Performance Management System; revise assessment document and 
multi-year strategy; submit documentation as described in the CZMA 
Section 306a on the approved coastal zone management programs; submit 
request to approve amendments or program changes; and report on the 
states' coastal nonpoint source pollution programs (CNPSP).
    Revision: There is new competitive grant funding under CZMA Section 
309a, so that funding stream and required documentation will now be 
part of this information collection.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents have a choice of electronic or paper formats for 
submitting program plans, assessment and strategy documents, project 
applications, performance reports and other required materials. Project 
applications may be submitted electronically via Grants.gov or by mail 
in paper form. Methods of submittal for plans, performance reports or 
other required materials 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: 0648-0119.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a 
current information collection).
    Affected Public: State. Local and Tribal Governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 34.
    Estimated Time per Response: Performance reports, 27 hours; 
assessment and strategy documents, 240 hours; Section 306a 
documentation, 5 hours; amendments and routine program changes, 16 
hours; CNPSP documentation, 320 hours; CZMA Performance Management 
System, 27 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12,104.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $680 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 
    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.

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    Dated: May 10, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-11777 Filed 5-15-12; 8:45 am]