[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 45 (Thursday, March 7, 2013)]
[Pages 14821-14822]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05273]



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) will ask the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described 
below. 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. 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.

DATES: Please submit your comment on or before May 6, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Please send your comments on the proposed IC to Madonna 
Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park 
Service, 1201 Eye St. NW., Rm. 1237, Washington, DC 20005 (mail); via 
fax at 202/371-6741, or via email to [email protected]. Please 
reference IC ``1024-New: Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance 
Program'' in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephan Nofield, Rivers, Trails, and 
Conservation Assistance Program Manager, National Park Service, 
Department of the Interior, 1201 Eye St. NW., Washington, DC 20005. You 
may send an email to [email protected] or contact him by 
telephone at (202/354-6922) or via fax at (202/371-5179).


I. Abstract

    The purpose of this information collection is to enable members of 
the general public to apply for technical assistance from the National 
Park Service (NPS). The technical assistance would be provided by the 
Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program. The 
information collected will be used by the NPS to evaluate the 
applications for technical assistance.
    The RTCA Program draws its authority from three important pieces of 
legislation, the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1271 through 
1287), the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C.

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1241 through 1249), and the Outdoor Recreation Act of 1963 (16 U.S.C. 
4601-1 through 4601-3).
    The RTCA program is the community assistance arm of the National 
Park Service. RTCA supports community-led natural resource conservation 
and outdoor recreation projects. Additionally, RTCA staff provide 
technical assistance to communities so they can conserve rivers, 
preserve open space, and develop trails and greenways.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1024-New.
    Title: Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program.
    Form(s): Online application form for technical assistance and a 
.pdf application form for technical assistance.
    Type of Request: Existing collection in use without approval.
    Automated Data Collection: No.
    Will the Information Be Collected Electronically? Yes.
    Description of Respondents: Private individuals; state, tribal, and 
local governments; businesses; educational institutions; and nonprofit 
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain benefits.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 500.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 375. We estimate the public 
reporting burden will average 45 minutes per response for the RTCA 
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'': 
    Description of Need: The purpose of this information collection is 
to provide sufficient data for a community based project to be 
considered for technical assistance by the Rivers, Trails, and 
Conservation Assistance program.
    Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) 
provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number and 
current expiration date.

III. Comments

    We invite comments concerning this IC 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 
are 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 request in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that it will be done.

    Dated: February 27, 2013.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-05273 Filed 3-6-13; 8:45 am]