[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 143 (Wednesday, July 25, 2012)]
[Page 43572]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18135]



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of 
information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 
U.S.C. chapter 35).
    Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    Title: Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation, Planning, 
Protection, or Restoration.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0459.
    Form Number(s): NA.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 61.
    Average Hours Per Response: Development of a plan, 120 hours; 
revision or update to a plan, 35 hours; project application and 
checklist, 15 hours; final application, 3 hours and 30 minutes; 
semiannual and annual reporting, 1 hour and 30 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 1,405.
    Needs and Uses: 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 
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/ 
and/or may be obtained upon request via the contact information listed 
    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.
    Affected Public: State, local or tribal governments.
    Frequency: Annually, semiannually or on occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: [email protected].
    Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained 
by calling or writing Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance 
Officer, (202) 482-0336, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at 
[email protected]).
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to [email protected].

    Dated: July 20, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-18135 Filed 7-24-12; 8:45 am]