[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 153 (Tuesday, August 9, 2016)]
[Pages 52711-52712]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-18836]



National Park Service


Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Special Park Use Applications

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY: We (National Park Service, NPS) have sent an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize 
the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the 
estimated burden and cost. This information collection is scheduled to 
expire on August 31, 2016. 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: You must submit comments on or before September 8, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this information 
collection to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at 
OMB-OIRA at (202) 395-5806 (fax) or [email protected] 
(email). Please provide a copy of your comments to the Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service, 12201 Sunrise 
Valley Dr. (MS-242), Reston, VA 20192 (mail); or [email protected] 
(email). Please reference OMB Control Number 1024-0026 in the subject 
line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Lee Dickinson, Special Park Uses National 
Manager, at [email protected] (email) or 202-513-7092 (telephone). 
You may review the ICR online at http://www.reginfo.gov. Follow the 
instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under 
review by OMB.


I. Abstract

    Under 54 U.S.C. 100101 (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. Permits are issued for varying amounts of time 
based on the requested use, but generally do not exceed 5 years. A new 
application must be submitted in order to request the renewal of an 
existing permit.
    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. The 
information is collected from respondents using the following NPS 

10-930--Application for Special Use Permit;
10-930s--Application for Special Use Permit (short form);
10-931--Application for Special Use Permit--Commercial Filming/Still 
Photography Permit (short);
10-932--Application for Special Use Permit--Commercial Filming/Still 
Photography Permit (long); and,
10-933--Application for Special Use Permit--Vehicle/Watercraft Use.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1024-0026.
    Title: Special Park Use Applications (portions of 36 CFR 1-7, 13, 
20, and 34).
    Form Numbers: NPS Forms 10-930--Application for Special Use Permit; 
10-930s--Application for Special Use Permit (short form); 10-931--
Application for Special Use Permit--Commercial Filming/Still 
Photography Permit (short); 10-932--Application for Special Use 
Permit--Commercial Filming/Still Photography Permit (long); and, 10-
933--Application for Special Use Permit--Vehicle/Watercraft Use.
    Type of Request: Extension 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.

                                                   Total number    Total number      time per      Total annual
                    Activity                         of annual       of annual       response          hours
                                                    respondents      responses        (hours)
Form 10-930:
    Individuals                                            8,763           8,763              .5           4,382
    Private Sector                                         3,559           3,559              .5           1,780
    Government                                               516             516              .5             258
Form 10-930s:
    Individuals                                            3,110           3,110             .25             778
    Private Sector                                         1,441           1,441             .25             360
    Government                                               310             310             .25              78
Form 10-931:
    Individuals                                              412             412             .25             103
    Private Sector                                         1,226           1,226             .25             307
    Government                                                42              42             .25              11
Form 10-932:
    Individuals                                              109             109              .5              55
    Private Sector                                           945             945              .5             473

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    Government                                                19              19              .5              10
Form 10-933:
    Individuals                                           13,050          13,050             .25           3,263
    Private Sector                                           228             228             .25              57
    Government                                                 5               5             .25               1
        Totals..................................          33,735          33,735  ..............          11,916

    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $2,530,125 for application 

III. Comments

    On February 3, 2016, we published in the Federal Register (81 FR 
5781) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew approval for 
this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 
60 days, ending on April 4, 2016. No responses were received.
    We again 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. 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: August 3, 2016.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-18836 Filed 8-8-16; 8:45 am]