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Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Natural Resource Damage Assessment Restoration Project Information Sheet

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).




The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).


Written comments must be submitted on or before December 15, 2003.


Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at

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Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to John Rapp, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, P.O. Box 25092, Baton Rouge, LA 70894-5092 (or via the Internet at

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I. Abstract

The Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Restoration Project Information Sheet is designed to facilitate the collection of information on existing, planned, or proposed restoration projects. This information will be used by the Natural Resource Trustees to develop potential restoration alternatives for natural resource injuries and service losses requiring restoration during the restoration planning phase of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) process.

II. Method of Collection

Project information can be submitted to the Natural Resource Trustees by either completing the NRDA Restoration Project Information Sheet or submitting project information directly to the Natural Resource Trustees without the form. The NRDA Restoration Project Information Sheet will be made available to the general public on the Internet or by requesting a hard copy or digital copy from the Natural Resource Trustees. All project information submitted to the Natural Resource Trustees with or without the NRDA Restoration Project Information Sheet will be compiled and considered for potential implementation.

III. Data

OMB Number: None.

Form Number: None.

Type of Review: Regular submission.

Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other for-profit organizations; not-for-profit institutions; farms; Federal government; and State, Local, or Tribal government.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 165.

Estimated Time Per Response: 20 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 55.

Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $65.

IV. Request for Comments

Comments are invited on: (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

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Dated: October 8, 2003.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-26203 Filed 10-15-03; 8:45 am]