[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 161 (Monday, August 20, 2012)]
[Pages 50159-50160]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20358]



National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-PCE-COR-10909; 2230-STC]

60-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of 
Information; Opportunity for Public Comment

AGENCY: National Park Service, 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. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as a part 
of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we 
invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this 
IC. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to 
respond to a collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB 
control number.

DATES: Please submit your comment on or before October 19, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Please send your comments on the proposed IC to Madonna 
Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park 
Service, 1201 Eye St. NW., Mailstop 2605 (Rm. 1242), Washington, DC 
20005 (mail); via fax at 202/371-6741, or via email to [email protected]. Please reference IC ``1024-National Recreation Trails 
and National Water Trails System'' in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Helen Scully, National Trails System 
Program Specialist/National Recreation Trails Coordinator, Department 
of the Interior, 1201 Eye St. NW., Washington, DC 20005. You may send 
an email to [email protected] or contact her by telephone at (202/
354-6910) or via fax at (202/371-5179).


I. Abstract

    The purpose of this information collection is to assist the 
National Park Service (NPS) in submitting suitable trails or trail 
systems to the Secretary of the Interior for designation as National 
Recreation Trails (NRTs), and in recommending exemplary water trails to 
the Secretary of the Interior for designation as National Water Trails 
(NWTs) to be included in the National Water Trails System (NWTS). The 
information collected will be used by the NPS, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, 
and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to evaluate the applications for 
adherence to NRT requirements and criteria and for NWTs, to determine 
if additional best management practices have been met.
    The NPS administers the NRT program by authority of section 4 of 
the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1243). Secretarial Order No. 
3319 established National Water Trails as a class of National 
Recreation Trails and directed that such trails collectively be 
considered in a National Water Trail System.
    Designation as a NRT provides national recognition to local and 
regional trails or trail systems, acknowledging local and state efforts 
to build and maintain viable trails and trail systems. This recognition 
function is shared by the Secretary of Agriculture (for trails on 
National Forest lands and waters) and the Secretary of the Interior 
(for all other trails). The Secretary of the Interior has delegated NRT 
coordination to the NPS, which also maintains the system of record for 
the more than 1,200 NRTs and 9 NWTs designated to date.
    The NWTS is focused on building a national network of exceptional 
water trails that can be sustained by an ever growing and vibrant water 
trail community. The NWTS connects Americans to the nation's waterways 
and strengthens the conservation and restoration of those waterways. 
Best management practices provide high quality water-based outdoor 
recreational opportunities.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1024-New.
    Title: National Recreation Trails.
    Form(s): Online application form for NRTs, and pdf application form 
for NWTs.
    Type of Request: Existing collection in use without approval.
    Automated Data Collection: No.
    Will the Information Be Collected Electronically? Yes.
    Description of Respondents: Federal agency land units; private 
individuals; state, tribal, and local governments; businesses; 
educational institutions; and nonprofit organizations.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 80.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 90. We estimate the public reporting 
burden will average 60 minutes per response for the NRT application and 
90 minutes per response for the NWTS application.

                                             Estimated       Estimated
                                             number of    annual  burden
                                             responses         hours
NRT Application.........................              60              60
NWTS Application........................              20              30

    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'': 
    Description of Need: The purpose of this information collection is 
to provide sufficient data for a trail or trail system to be considered 
for designation as a National Recreation Trail or National Water Trail 
by the Secretary of the Interior.
    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. Comments

    We invite comments concerning this IC on:
     Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, 
including whether or not the information will have practical utility;
     The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this 
collection of information;
     Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     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

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your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, 
may be made publicly available at any time. While you can request in 
your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from 
public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done.

    Dated: August 13, 2012.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-20358 Filed 8-17-12; 8:45 am]