[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 242 (Monday, December 17, 2012)]
[Pages 74633-74634]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-30258]

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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

December 11, 2012.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments 
regarding (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy 
of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques 
and other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Desk 
Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC, [email protected] or fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental 
Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-
7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured 
of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this 
notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling 
(202) 720-8681.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information 
unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB 
control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to 
respond to the collection of information that such persons are not 
required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.

Forest Service

    Title: Recreation Fee and Wilderness Program Administration.
    OMB Control Number: 0596-0106.
    Summary of Collection: The Federal Lands Recreation and Enhancement 
Act (16 U.S.C. 6801-6814) authorizes the Forest Service (FS) to collect 
recreation fees for use of government facilities and services. The 
Organic Administration Act (16 U.S.C. 473), the Wilderness Act (16 
U.S.C. 1131), and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1271) authorize 
FS to collect information from National Forest System visitors who are 
asked to describe the location of their visit and estimated duration of 
stay. Every year millions of people visit National Forest System 
recreations sites. At some of these sites, the public is required to 
pay a fee to use the site. Fees are charged to help cover the costs of 
operating and maintaining fee sites, areas, and facilities such as 
campgrounds. With this revision the FS renamed this collection to 
include the information collection requirements currently approved 
under 0596-0019 and two new forms. FS will collect information from the 
forms to document when visitors pay a required recreation fee and to 
schedule requests for use and occupancy of government owned facilities.
    Need and Use of the Information: Forms used to collection 
information and fees from visitors: (1) The Recreation Fee Permit 
Envelope (FS 2300-26 and 26a); (2) Permit for Short-Term, Non-
commercial Use of Government-Owned Cabins and Lookouts (FS 2300-43); 
(3) Visitor Permit (FS-2300-30); (4) Visitor Registration Card (FS-
2300-32); and two new forms (5) National Recreation Application (FS-
2300-47) and (6) National Recreation Permit (FS-2300-48). Personal 
information includes, but not limited to, names, addresses, telephone 
number, length of stay, amount paid, requested dates of occupancy, 
party size and vehicle registration are collected. If this information 
and fees was not collected FS could not monitor visitation rates in 
special management areas to prevent overuse and site deterioration in 
environmentally sensitive areas.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households.
    Number of Respondents: 2,383,600.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other (per visit).
    Total Burden Hours: 126,871.

Forest Service

    Title: Forest Service Ride-Along Program Application.
    OMB Control Number: 0596-0170.
    Summary of Collection: The Forest Service (FS) ride-along program 
allows the general public or other interested person to accompany 
agency law enforcement personnel as they conduct their normal field 
duties, including access to and discussions about agency law 
enforcement vehicles, procedures, and facilities. The program provides 
an opportunity for officers to enhance the public's understanding and 
support of the agency program and to increase agency understanding of 
public and community concerns. The program also aids the agency's 
recruitment program by allowing interested persons to observe a 
potential career choice or to participate in innovative intern-type 
programs, and by allowing the agency to showcase the quality of its 
program and services.
    Need and Use of the Information: Information will be collected from 
any person who voluntarily approaches the FS and wishes to participate 
in the program. The FS 5300-33 program application form will be used to 
conduct a minimal background check and the FS 5300-34 is a liability 
waiver form that requires the applicant's signature and their written 
assurance that they have read and understood the form. The information 
collected from the forms will be used by FS and, in appropriate part, 
by any person or entity needed and authorized by the FS to provide the 
needed background information (primarily applicable local law 
enforcement agencies, state criminal justice agencies maintaining state 
justice records, and by the FBI). If the information is not collected, 
the program could not operate.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Federal 
Government; State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 150.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other (per applicant).
    Total Burden Hours: 24.

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Forest Service

    Title: The Role of Local Communities in the Development of 
Agreement or Contract Plans through Stewardship Contracting.
    OMB Control Number: 0596-0201.
    Summary of Collection: Section 323 of Public Law 108-7 (16 U.S.C. 
2104 Note) requires the Forest Service (FS) and Bureau of Land 
Management (BLM) to report to Congress annually on the role of local 
communities in the development of agreement or contract plans through 
stewardship contracting. To meet that requirement FS conducts an annual 
telephone survey to gather the necessary information for use by both 
the FS and BLM in developing their separate annual reports to Congress.
    Need and Use of the Information: The survey will collect 
information on the role of local communities in the development of 
agreement or contract plans through stewardship contracting. The survey 
will provide information regarding the nature of the local community 
involved in developing agreement or contract plans, the nature of roles 
played by the entities involved in developing agreement or contract 
plans, the benefits to the community and agency by being involved in 
planning and development of contract plans, and the usefulness of 
stewardship contracting in helping meet the needs of local communities. 
FS posts the report on its Web page for viewing by the public. Congress 
also makes the agency reports available for use by organizations both 
inside and outside the government.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; business or 
other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; 
State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 507.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 380.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-30258 Filed 12-14-12; 8:45 am]