[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 4 (Monday, January 7, 2013)]
[Pages 957-958]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00006]



National Park Service


60-Day Notice of Intention to Request Clearance of Collection of 
Information; Special Park Use Applications

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. 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 
June 30, 2013. We may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not 
required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.

DATES: To ensure we are able to consider your comments, we must receive 
them on or before March 8, 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 1237, Washington, DC 20005 (mail); or [email protected] (email). Please reference ``OMB Control Number 1024-
0026, Special Park Use Applications'' in the subject line of your 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lee Dickinson, Special Park Uses 
National Manager, 1849 C St., NW (2465), Washington, DC 20240; via fax 
at (202) 371-1710; or via email at [email protected].


I. Abstract

    Under 16 U.S.C. 1 (National Park Service Act Organic Act), we must 
preserve America's natural wonders unimpaired for future generations, 
while also making them available for the enjoyment of the visitor. 
Meeting this mandate requires that we balance preservation with use. 
Maintaining a good balance requires both information and limits. In 
accordance with regulations at 36 CFR parts 1-7, 13, 20, and 34, we 
issue permits for special park uses. Special park uses cover a wide 
range of activities including, but not limited to, special events, 
First Amendment activities, grazing and agricultural use, commercial 
filming, still photography, construction, and vehicle access.
    We currently use Forms 10-930 (Application for Special Use Permit), 
10-931 (Application for Commercial Filming/Still Photography Permit 
(short form)), and 10-932 (Application for Commercial Filming/Still 
Photography Permit (long form)) to collect information for special use 
permits. In order to reduce paperwork burden on the public, we are 
proposing two additional forms, which will require less information 
than the existing forms:
     Form 10-930S (Application for Special Use Permit (short 
form)). The short form will reduce the burden on applicants for 
smaller, less complicated activities, such as small picnics, 
gatherings, weddings, etc.
     Form 10-933 (Application for Vehicle Use). This new form 
applies specifically to vehicle access, such as off-road, over-sand, or 
commercial vehicle access. We will only request information specific to 
the activity eliminating unneeded information.
    The information we collect in the special use applications allows 
park managers to determine if the requested use is consistent with the 
laws and NPS regulations referenced above and with the public interest. 
The park manager must also determine that the requested activity will 
not cause unacceptable impacts to park resources and values.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1024-0026.

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    Title: Special Park Use Applications (Portions of 36 CFR 1--7, 13, 
20, 34).
    Form Numbers: 10-930, 10-930S, 10-931, 10-932, and 10-933.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection of 
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; not-for-
profit entities; businesses or other for-profit entities; and Federal, 
State, local and tribal governments.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

                                                     Number of       Number of       time per      Total annual
                    Activity                        respondents      responses       response      burden hours
10-930..........................................          10,000          10,000              .5           5,000
10-930S.........................................           5,000           5,000             .25           1,250
10-931..........................................           2,500           2,500              .5           1,250
10-932..........................................           1,150           1,150             .75             863
10-933..........................................           1,000           1,000        .25 hour             250
    Totals......................................          19,650          19,650  ..............           8,613

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: December 31, 2012.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-00006 Filed 1-4-13; 8:45 am]