[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 187 (Wednesday, September 26, 2012)]
[Pages 59222-59223]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23674]



National Park Service

[WASO-NRSS-BRMD-11317; 2340-NYS]

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: NPS 
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) General Submission, 
Annual Review, and Exhibitor Forms

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 currently consist of three forms (General 
Submission, Annual Renewal, Exhibitor Submission) used by the 
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (NPS IACUC/the Committee) 
to ensure compliance with the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), its regulations 
(AWAR), and the Interagency Research Animal Committee (IRAC) principles 
for projects involving the use of vertebrate animals in research, 
teaching, and/or exhibition. 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. The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) 
provides that 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 and current expiration date.

DATES: Please submit your comment on or before November 26, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Please send your comments to the IC 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, NPS IACUC in the subject line.

by mail at Biological Resource Management Division 1201 Oakridge Drive, 
Suite 200 Fort Collins, CO 80525 or Jordan--Spaak @nps.gov (email). You 
may also contact John Bryan at John_Bryan@nps.gov (email).


I. Abstract

    All research, teaching, and exhibition projects involving 
vertebrate animals taking place on NPS territories must be approved by 
the NPS IACUC prior to their commencement. Principal Investigators (PI) 
are required to submit the completed General Submission, Annual 
Renewal, or Exhibitor Submission as required for approval to the NPS 
IACUC Office.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: None. This collection is currently in use 
without an OMB Control Number.
    Title: NPS Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) 
General Submission Form.
    Type of Request: New.
    Affected Public: General public. Anyone involved in research, 
teaching, and exhibition projects involving vertebrate animals in NPS 
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Frequency of Collection: One-time, on occasion.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 75.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 450 hours. We expect to 
receive 75 annual responses. We estimate an average of 6 hours per 
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: 

III. Request for Comments

    We invite comments concerning this ICR 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 

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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 us in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.

    Dated: September 18, 2012.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-23674 Filed 9-25-12; 8:45 am]