[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 61 (Wednesday, March 30, 2016)]
[Page 17735]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-07167]



National Park Service


Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval; National Park Service Institutional 
Animal Care and Use Committee (NPS IACUC) Amendment, Annual Review, 
Exhibition, and General Submission Forms

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY: We (National Park Service, NPS) are asking the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the Information Collection 
Request (IC) described below. This collection is set to expire on March 
31, 2016. The NPS is requesting approval of a previously approved 
collection and two additional new forms that will be used by the 
Institutional Animal Care and use Committee (NPS IACUC/the Committee) 
to collect information from researchers, and to ensure compliance with 
the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), its regulations (AWAR) and standards, and 
the Interagency Research Animal Committee (IRAC) principles, for 
projects involving the use of vertebrate animals in research, teaching, 
and training. 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. 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 that your comments on this ICR are considered, we must 
receive them on or before April 29, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Please direct all written comments on this ICR directly to 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the 
Interior, to [email protected] (email) or 202-395-5806 (fax); 
and identify your submission as 1024-0265 IACUC. Also send a copy to 
Phadrea Ponds, Information Collection Coordinator, National Park 
Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); or 
[email protected] (email). Please reference Information Collection 
1024-0265 in your email.

by mail at Biological Resource Division, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Suite 
200, Fort Collins, CO 80525 or [email protected] (email). You may 
also contact Tracy Thompson at [email protected] (email). You may 
also access this ICR at www.reginfo.gov by using the OMB Control number 
    I. Abstract: The NPS is requesting to renew a previously approved 
collection (OMB Control Number: 1024-0265) and have two additional 
forms approved. All research, teaching, and training projects involving 
vertebrate animals taking place on NPS territories must be approved by 
the NPS IACUC prior to their commencement. Principal Investigators (PI) 
are required to submit the completed General Submission, Annual 
Renewal, Amendment, BioBlitz/Field Study, or Concurrence Submission 
forms as required for approval to the NPS IACUC Office.
    Under the provisions of the Animal Welfare Act, Interagency 
Research Animal Committee's U.S. Government Principles, and The NPS 
Organic Act, 16 U.S.C. a-1, individuals or agencies proposing research, 
teaching, or training activities involving vertebrate animals must have 
IACUC review and oversight of these activities. This collection will 
continue to gather information on these activities that will be 
conducted in NPS units for the NPS IACUC to meet these requirements.
    II. Data:
    OMB Control Number: 1024-0265.
    Title: National Park Service Institutional Animal Care and Use 
Committee (NPS IACUC) Amendment, Annual Review, Exhibition, and General 
Submission Forms.
    Form Numbers: 10-1301, General Submission Form; 10-1301A, Amendment 
Form; 10-1302, Annual Review Form; 10-1303, Concurrence Form; and 10-
1304, BioBlitz Field Study Form.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: State and local governments; private businesses.
    Respondent Obligation: Mandatory.
    Frequency of Collection: One time; on occasion
    Estimated Number of Responses: 230.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 140 hours.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'': 
    III. Request for Comments: On January 13, 2016, we published a 
Federal Register notice (81 FR 1642) announcing that we would submit 
this IC to OMB for approval. Public comments were solicited for 60 days 
ending March 14, 2016. We did not receive any comments in response to 
that notice.
    We again invite comments concerning this information collection on:
     Whether or not the collection of information is in 
accordance with the regulatory requirements;
     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.
    A Federal agency 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. Comments that you submit 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 ask OMB in your 
comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public 
review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done.

    Dated: March 25, 2016.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-07167 Filed 3-29-16; 8:45 am]