Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP)

CourtGeological Survey
Citation86 FR 50371
Publication Date08 Sep 2021
originalSourceSummaryIn accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Record Number2021-19356
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 171 (Wednesday, September 8, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 171 (Wednesday, September 8, 2021)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 50371-50372]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2021-19356]
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                DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
                Geological Survey
                [GX21GL00DT7ST00; OMB Control Number 1028-0087]
                Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the
                Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; National
                Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP)
                AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.
                ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.
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                SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we the
                U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information
                collection.
                DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before
                October 8, 2021.
                ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed
                information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of
                this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular
                information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
                Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function. Please
                provide a copy of your comments to U.S. Geological Survey, Information
                Collections Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 159, Reston, VA
                20192; or by email to [email protected]. Please reference
                OMB Control Number 1028-0087 in the subject line of your comments.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information
                about this ICR, contact Michaela Johnson by email at [email protected],
                or by telephone at (720) 250-8763. Individuals who are hearing or
                speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339
                for TTY assistance. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the PRA and 5 CFR
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                1320.8(d)(1), we provide the general public and other Federal agencies
                with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and
                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.
                 A Federal Register notice with a 60-day public comment period
                soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on
                May 11, 2021, 86, 25882. No comments were received.
                 As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent
                burdens, we are again soliciting comments from the public and other
                Federal agencies on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are
                especially interested in public comment addressing the following:
                 (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary for
                the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including
                whether or not the information will have practical utility.
                 (2) The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection
                of information, including the validity of the methodology and
                assumptions used;
                 (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the
                information to be collected; and
                 (4) How might the agency minimize the burden of the collection of
                information on those who are to respond, including through the use of
                appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological
                collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g.,
                permitting electronic submission of response.
                 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 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: This notice concerns the collection of information that
                is sufficient and relevant to evaluate and select proposals for funding
                under the NGGDPP. We will accept proposals from state geological
                surveys requesting funds to inventory and assess the condition of
                current collections and data preservation needs. Financial assistance
                will be awarded annually on a competitive basis following the
                evaluation and ranking of state proposals by a review panel composed of
                representatives from the U.S. Department of the Interior, state
                geological surveys, and academic institutions. To submit a proposal,
                respondents must complete a project narrative and submit the
                application via www.grants.gov. Grant recipients must complete a final
                technical report at the end of the project period. Narrative and report
                guidance is available at https://datapreservation.usgs.gov, https://www.grants.gov, and https://home.grantsolutions.gov.
                 Annual data preservation priorities are provided in the Program
                Announcement as guidance for applicants to consider when submitting
                proposals. Since its inception in 2007, NGGDPP has awarded 46 states
                with $12 million, which, when matched or exceeded by the states,
                amounts to over $24 million invested in the rescue and preservation
                efforts. This notice concerns the collection of information that is
                sufficient and relevant to evaluate and select proposals for funding.
                We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary
                under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and implementing
                regulations (43 CFR part 2), and under regulations at 30 CFR 250.197,
                ``Data and information to be made available to the public or for
                limited inspection.'' Responses are voluntary. No questions of a
                ``sensitive'' nature are asked. We intend to release the project
                abstracts and identify states for awarded/funded projects only.
                 Title of Collection: National Geological and Geophysical Data
                Preservation Program (NGGDPP).
                 OMB Control Number: 1028-0087.
                 Form Number: None.
                 Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
                 Respondents/Affected Public: All state geological surveys may apply
                for NGGDPP grants.
                 Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 35.
                 Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 70 (35 applications, 35
                final technical report submissions).
                 Estimated Completion Time per Response: Grant application time
                estimate is 80 hours; final technical report completion time estimate
                is 10 hours.
                 Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 3,150.
                 Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain a benefit.
                 Frequency of Collection: Annually.
                 Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.
                 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.).
                Michaela Johnson,
                NGGDPP Associate Program Coordinator.
                [FR Doc. 2021-19356 Filed 9-7-21; 8:45 am]
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