[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 9 (Friday, January 12, 2018)]
[Pages 1628-1629]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-00449]



Bureau of Reclamation

[RR83570000, 189R5065C6, RX.59389832.1009676; OMB Control Number 1006-

Agency Information Collection Activities; Recreation Visitor Use 

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comments.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, 
the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), are proposing to renew an 
information collection with revisions.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
March 13, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) by mail to Jerome Jackson, Bureau of Reclamation, Office of 
Policy and Administration, 84-57000, P.O. Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225-
0007; or by email to [email protected]. Please reference OMB Control 
Number 1006-0028 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Jerome Jackson by email at [email protected], 
or by telephone at (303) 445-2712.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, or continuing 
collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our 
information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting 
burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection 
requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format.
    We are soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described 
below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the 
following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper 
functions of Reclamation; (2) will this information be processed and 
used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) 
how might Reclamation enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (5) how might Reclamation minimize the 
burden of this collection on the respondents,

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including through the use of information technology.
    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 
to OMB to approve this ICR. 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.
    Abstract: Reclamation is responsible for recreation development at 
all of its reservoirs. Presently, there are over 200 designated 
recreation areas on our lands within the 17 Western States hosting 
approximately 30 million visitors annually. As a result, we must be 
able to respond to emerging trends, changes in the demographic profile 
of users, changing values, needs, wants, and desires, and conflicts 
between user groups. Statistically valid and up-to-date data derived 
from the user is essential to developing and providing recreation 
programs relevant to today's visitor. Reclamation is requesting re-
approval for the collection of data from recreational users on 
Reclamation lands and waterbodies. To meet our needs for the collection 
of visitor use data, we will be requesting OMB to authorize a two-part 
request: survey questions for our regional offices to choose from, and 
a survey form template. This will allow for a custom designed survey 
instrument to fit a specific activity or recreation site. The custom 
designed survey would be created by extracting questions from the 
approved list of survey questions that are applicable to the recreation 
area and issue being evaluated. Only questions included in the pre-
approved list of survey questions will be used.
    Title of Collection: Recreation Visitor Use Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 1006-0028.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Respondents to the surveys will be 
members of the public engaged in recreational activities on Reclamation 
lands and waterbodies. Visitors will primarily consist of local 
residents, people from large metropolitan areas in the vicinity of the 
lake/reservoir, and people from out of state.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 556.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 556.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 20 minutes per survey. (An 
average of 20 questions will be used on each survey; each question will 
take 1 minute to complete on average.)
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 185.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Varies by survey.
    Total Estimated Annual Non-hour Burden cost: 0.00
    In addition, there are an estimated 140 number of contacts who will 
not respond. These non-respondents account for 1 total burden hour per 
    An 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. The authority for this action is 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq).

    Dated: December 11, 2017.
Ruth Welch,
Director, Policy and Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-00449 Filed 1-11-18; 8:45 am]