[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 139 (Wednesday, July 21, 2010)]
[Page 42459]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-17823]



National Park Service

60-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of 
Information; Opportunity for Public Comment

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
and 5 CFR Part 1320, Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements, the 
National Park Service (NPS) invites public comments on an extension of 
a currently approved information collection Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) 1024-0236.

DATES: Public comments on this Information Collection Request (ICR) 
will be accepted on or before September 20, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to: Dr. John G. Dennis, Natural Resources 
(Room 1160), NPS, 1201 Eye Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005; Phone: 
202-513-7174; fax: 202-371-2131; e-mail WASO_NRSS_researchcoll@nps.gov. All responses to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the request for the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bill Commins, Natural Resources (Room 
1125), 1201 Eye St., NW., Washington, DC 20005. Phone 202-513-7166; 
Fax: 202-371-2131; E-mail: bill_commins@nps.gov. You may obtain 
additional information about the application and manual reporting forms 
and existing guidance and explanatory material from the NPS Research 
Permit and Reporting System Web site at: https://science.nature.nps.gov/research.

    Title: Research Permit and Reporting System Collection of 
Information Package: Application for a Scientific Research and 
Collecting Permit: Application for a Science Education Permit; 
Investigator's Annual Report.
    Form(s): Application for a Scientific Research and Collecting 
Permit: 10-741a; Application for a Science Education Permit: 10-741b, 
Investigator's Annual Report: 10-226.
    OMB Control Number: 1024-0236.
    Expiration Date: 11/30/2010.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of 
    Description of Need: The currently approved information collection 
responds to the statutory requirement that NPS preserve park resources 
and regulate the use of units of the National Park System. The 
information currently collected identifies: (1) Names and business 
contact information for people who seek a permit to conduct natural or 
social science research and collection activities in individual units 
of the National Park System, (2) what activities they wish to conduct, 
(3) where they wish to conduct the activities, (4) whether or not they 
wish to collect specimens as part of the activities they propose to 
conduct, and (5) for applicants who have received a permit, annual 
summaries of the actual results of their permitted activities. NPS uses 
the collected information for managing the use and preservation of park 
resources and for reporting the status of permitted research and 
collecting activities. The automated information collection and status 
reporting system for which the renewal of three components of a single 
collection of information package is being proposed in this notice 
currently is available to applicants, permittees, and the public 
through the NPS Research Permit and Reporting System Web site (https://science.nature.nps.gov/research). In addition to considering the 
renewal of the three information collection forms without substantive 
changes, NPS is considering what development of modifications to the 
Internet site, if any, are needed to increase the effectiveness and 
efficiency of this automation system to facilitate the permit 
application and progress reporting processes.
    Description of respondents: Representatives of academic and other 
research institutions, Federal, state, or local agencies, research 
businesses, other scientific parties seeking an NPS research and 
collecting or science education permit; permittees who submit the 
annual report of accomplishment that is one of the permit conditions.
    Comments are invited on: (1) The practical utility of the 
information being gathered; (2) the accuracy of the burden hour 
estimate; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information being collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden to 
respondents, including use of automated information collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Before including 
your address, phone number, e-mail 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: July 16, 2010.
Cartina Miller,
NPS, Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-17823 Filed 7-20-10; 8:45 am]