[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 165 (Tuesday, August 26, 2014)]
[Pages 50940-50941]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20232]



National Park Service


Proposed Information Collection: Recreational Use Study

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) concerning 
recreational use along the Colorado River--specifically the stretch 
between the Glen Canyon Dam and Lee's Ferry. 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. A federal agency 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 that your comments on this IC are considered, we must 
receive them on or before October 27, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments on this IC to Bret Meldrum, 
Chief, Social Science Program, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge 
Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525-5596 (mail); [email protected] 
(email); and Phadrea Ponds, Information Collection Coordinator, 
National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525 
(mail); or [email protected] (email). Please reference Information 
Collection 1024--NEW in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. John Duffield, University of 
Montana, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Missoula, MT 5981; 
[email protected] (email); or: 406-721-2265 (phone).


I. Abstract

    In 2013, approximately over 6 million recreational visitors visited 
the Colorado River corridor. The National Park Service in collaboration 
with the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the Grand Canyon Monitoring 
and Research Center (GCMRC) are interested in understanding the quality 
and values of visitor trips related to recreational use from the base 
of Glen Canyon Dam to just below Lees Ferry. A mail-back survey will be 
used to collect information concerning 1) trip/visit characteristics, 
2) activities and 3) opinions on river management. This collection 
proposes to provide data that will be used to update the currently used 
estimates that are more than 25 years old. Up-to-date and relevant 
information is needed concerning the estimation of recreational use in 
this area.

II. Data

    OMB Number: None. This is a new collection.
    Title: Recreational Use Survey.
    Type of Request: New.
    Affected Public: General public and individual households.
    Respondent Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: One-time.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 5,940.
    Annual Burden Hours: 844 hours. We estimate the public reporting 
burden to be 20 minutes per completed survey response.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: We 
have not identified any ``non-hour cost'' burdens associated with this 
collection of information.

III. Request for 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 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.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request

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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 we 
will be able to do so.

    Dated: August 20, 2014.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-20232 Filed 8-25-14; 8:45 am]