[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2012)]
[Pages 68817-68818]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27829]



National Park Service


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, NPS) will ask the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) 
described below. 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. This IC is scheduled to expire 
on May 31, 2013. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not 
required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a 
valid OMB control number.

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DATES: To ensure we are able to consider your comments, we must receive 
them on or before January 15, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Please send your comments on the IC to Madonna L. Baucum, 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service, 1201 I 
Street NW., MS 1242, Washington, DC 20005 (mail); or [email protected] (email). Please reference OMB Control Number ``1024-
0232, National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to 
Freedom'' in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Miller, National Manager, 
National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program, National Park 
Service, Midwest Regional Office, 601 Riverfront Dr., Omaha, Nebraska 
68102; via fax at (402) 661-1982; or via email at [email protected].


I. Abstract

    Public Law 105-23, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom 
Act of 1998, requires the establishment of a network justifiably 
associated with the Underground Railroad. The Network is designed to be 
a collection of sites, facilities, and programs, both governmental and 
non-governmental, around the United States with a verifiable 
association with the historic Underground Railroad movement. The 
National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom 
application form is completed by Federal agencies, State Historic 
Preservation Offices, other State agencies, local governments, 
organizations, and individuals. We use the information collected to 
determine eligibility to become part of the Network. We are requesting 
a 3-year term of approval for this information collection activity.
    Respondents must verify associations and characteristics through 
descriptive texts that are the result of historical research. 
Evaluations are based on subjective analysis of the information 
provided, which often includes copies of rare documents and 
photographs. Much of the information is submitted in electronic format, 
but, at the present time, there is no automated way to gather all of 
the required information.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1024-0232.
    Title: National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network 
to Freedom.
    Form(s): National Park Service National Underground Railroad 
Network to Freedom application form.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of 
    Description of Respondents: State, tribal, and local governments; 
Federal agencies; businesses; non-profit organizations; and 
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 45.
    Completion Time per Response: 25 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,125.
    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.

III. Comments

    We invite comments concerning this information collection on:
     Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, 
including whether or not the information will have practical utility;
     The accuracy of the burden for this collection of 
     Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Ways to minimize the burden to respondents, including use 
of automated information techniques or other forms of information 
    Please note that the comments submitted in response to this notice 
are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each 
comment in our request to OMB to approve this IC. 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 it will be done.

    Dated: November 6, 2012.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-27829 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]