[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 146 (Monday, July 30, 2012)]
[Pages 44670-44671]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18474]



National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-CR-10633; 2200-3210-665]

Information Collection Activities: National Historic Landmarks 
(NHL) Condition Survey

AGENCY: National Park Service (NPS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY: We (National Park Service) will ask the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) to approve the Information Collection (IC) described 
below. This collection will consist of a survey instrument. 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 IC.

DATES: To ensure that your comments on this IC are considered, we must 
receive them on or before September 28, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Please send your comments to Phadrea Ponds, Information 
Collections Coordinator, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, 
Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); or phadrea_ponds@nps.gov (email). 
Please reference Information Collection 1024-NEW, National Historic 
Landmarks (NHL) Condition Survey in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Wyatt, Historian, National 
Historic Landmarks Program, 1201 Eye St. NW., Washington, DC 20005. You 
may send an email to barbara_wyatt@nps.gov (email) or 202-371-2229 


I. Abstract

    National Historic Landmarks (NHL) are nationally significant 
historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because 
they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or 
interpreting the heritage of the United States. Today, 2,501 historic 
places bear this national distinction. Working with citizens throughout 
the nation, the National Historic Landmarks Program draws upon the 
expertise of National Park Service staff who work to nominate new 
landmarks and provide assistance to stewards of existing landmarks. 
Nominations are submitted by property owners and property stewards to 
the National Park Service. They are reviewed by qualified subject 
experts prior to their review by the NHL Advisory Board.
    The NPS and NHL staff is required by The Historic Sites Act to 
collect information regarding the condition of designated landmarks. A 
questionnaire will be designed and used to collect information from 
owners or other stewards so the condition of NHLs can be monitored over 
time. The regional offices of NPS assist in the collection of the 
condition data. Regional NPS staff contributed to the design of the 
questionnaire that is the subject of this request.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1024--New.
    Title: National Historic Landmarks (NHL) Condition Survey.
    Type of Request: Existing collection in use without an OMB Control 
    Description of Respondents: State, tribal, and local governments; 
businesses; nonprofit organizations; and individuals.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: One time.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 1,625.

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    Annual Burden Hours: 271 hours. We estimate an average of 10 
minutes per response.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: We 
have not identified any ``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 a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number and 
current expiration date.

III. Request for Comments

    We invite comments concerning this IC on: (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 OMB in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that it will be done.

    Dated: July 23, 2012.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-18474 Filed 7-27-12; 8:45 am]