Agency Information Collection Activities; National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program

CourtNational Park Service
Citation87 FR 8874
Record Number2022-03334
Published date16 February 2022
Federal Register, Volume 87 Issue 32 (Wednesday, February 16, 2022)
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 32 (Wednesday, February 16, 2022)]
                [Pages 8874-8875]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
                [FR Doc No: 2022-03334]
                National Park Service
                [NPS-WASO-NER-NPS0033151; PPNEHATUC0, PPMRSCR1Y.CU0000 (222); OMB
                Control Number 1024-0232]
                Agency Information Collection Activities; National Underground
                Railroad Network to Freedom Program
                AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.
                ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.
                SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we,
                the National Park Service (NPS) are proposing to renew an information
                DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before
                April 18, 2022.
                ADDRESSES: Please provide a copy of your comments to the NPS
                Information Collection Clearance Officer (ADIR-ICCO), 12201 Sunrise
                Valley Drive, (MS-242) Reston, VA 20191 (mail); or
                [email protected] (email). Please include ``1024-0232'' in the
                subject line of your comments.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information
                about this ICR contact Diane Miller, National Program Manager, National
                Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program, National Park Service,
                Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, 4068 Golden Hill
                Road, Church Creek, Maryland 21622; or by email at
                [email protected]. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired
                may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction
                Act of 1995, (PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), all
                information collections require approval under the PRA.
                 As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent
                burdens, we invite the public and other Federal agencies 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.
                 We are especially interested in public comment addressing the
                 (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.
                 (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. 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: The National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Act
                of 1998 (54 U.S.C. 308301, et seq.) authorizes the NPS to collect
                information from applicants requesting to join the Network to Freedom
                Program (the Network). The NPS uses Form 10-946, National Underground
                Railroad Network to Freedom Application, to evaluate potential
                participants and determine eligibility to become part of the Network.
                Through the Network, we coordinate preservation and education efforts
                nationwide, and are working to integrate local historical sites,
                museums, and interpretive programs associated
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                with the Underground Railroad movement.
                 All entities that apply to join the Network must have a verifiable
                association with the historic Underground Railroad movement and must
                complete and submit Form 10-946 available on our website at Respondents must (1) verify
                associations and characteristics through descriptive texts that are the
                result of historical research and (2) submit supporting documentation
                (e.g., copies of rare documents, photographs, and maps).
                 Network to Freedom Program Partners work with the NPS to help
                validate the efforts of local and regional organizations, making it
                easier for them to share their expertise and communicate with us and
                each other. Prospective partners must submit a letter with the
                following information:
                 Name and address of the agency, company or organization.
                 Name, address, and phone, fax, and email information of
                principal contact.
                 Abstract not to exceed 200 words describing the partner's
                activity or mission statement.
                 Brief description of the entity's association to the
                Underground Railroad.
                 Title of Collection: National Underground Railroad Network to
                Freedom Program.
                 OMB Control Number: 1024-0232.
                 Form Number: NPS Form 10-946, National Underground Railroad Network
                to Freedom Application.
                 Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
                 Description of Respondents: Individuals; businesses; nonprofit
                organizations; and Federal, State, Local, and Tribal governments.
                 Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 27.
                 Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 27.
                 Estimated Completion Time per Response: Average 1001 hours.
                 Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 40 hours.
                 Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
                 Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
                 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.).
                Phadrea Ponds,
                Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
                [FR Doc. 2022-03334 Filed 2-15-22; 8:45 am]
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