[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 29 (Tuesday, February 12, 2013)]
[Pages 9887-9888]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03068]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National 
Estuaries Restoration Inventory

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 15, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at [email protected]).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Perry Gayaldo, (301) 427-8665 or [email protected].


I. Abstract

    This request is for a revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection.
    Collection of estuary habitat restoration project information 
(e.g., location, habitat type, goals, status, monitoring information) 
will be undertaken in order to populate a restoration project database 
mandated by the Estuary Restoration Act of 2000. The database is 
intended to provide information to improve restoration methods, provide 
the basis for required reports to Congress, and track estuary habitat 
acreage restored. Estuary habitat restoration project information will 
be submitted by habitat restoration project managers and will be 
accessible to the public via the Internet for data queries and project 
    The collection method will be revised to only include paper or 
electronic form instead of web-based data entry forms, as maintaining 
the web-based data entry option is not cost-effective.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper forms. 
Methods of submittal include email of electronic forms, and mail and 
facsimile transmission of paper forms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0479.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a 
currently approved collection).
    Affected Public: Non-profit institutions; State, local, or tribal 
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 32.
    Estimated Time Per Response: Data entry of new projects, 4 hours; 
updates to existing projects, 2 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 103.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $100 in recordkeeping/
reporting costs.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including

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whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy 
of the agency's estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of 
the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 
(d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: February 6, 2013.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-03068 Filed 2-11-13; 8:45 am]