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Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Special Park Use Applications

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National Park Service, Interior.


Notice; request for comments.


We (National Park Service, NPS) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This information collection is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2013. We 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.


You must submit comments on or before July 22, 2013.


Send your comments and suggestions on this information collection to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at OMB-OIRA at (202) 395-5806 (fax) or (email). Please provide a copy of your comments to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service, 1201 I Street NW., MS 1237, Washington, DC 20005 (mail); or (email). Please reference OMB Control Number 1024-0026 in the subject line of your comments.

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To request additional information about this ICR, contact Lee Dickinson, Special Park Uses National Manager, at (email) or 202-513-7092 (telephone). You may review the ICR online at Follow the instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB.

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I. Abstract

Under 16 U.S.C. 1 (National Park Service Act Organic Act), we must preserve America's natural wonders unimpaired for future generations, while also making them available for the enjoyment of the visitor. Meeting this mandate requires that we balance preservation with use. Maintaining a good balance requires both information and limits. In accordance with regulations at 36 CFR parts 1-7, 13, 20, and 34, we issue permits for special park uses. Special park uses cover a wide range of activities including, but not limited to, special events, First Amendment activities, grazing and agricultural use, commercial filming, still photography, construction, and vehicle access.

We currently use Forms 10-930 (Application for Special Use Permit), 10-931 (Application for Special Use Permit—Commercial Filming/Still Photography (short form)), and 10-932 (Application for Special Use Permit—Commercial Filming/Still Photography (long form)) to collect information for special use permits. In order to reduce paperwork burden on the public, we are proposing two additional forms, which will require less information than the existing forms:

  • Form 10-930s (Application for Special Use Permit (short form)). The short form will reduce the burden on applicants for smaller, less complicated activities, such as small picnics, gatherings, weddings, etc.
  • Form 10-933 (Application for Special Use Permit—Vehicle/Watercraft Use). This new form applies specifically to vehicle access, such as off-road, over sand, or commercial vehicle access. We will only request information specific to the activity, eliminating unneeded information.

The information we collect in the special use applications allows park managers to determine if the requested use is consistent with the laws and NPS regulations referenced above and with the public interest. The park manager must also determine that the requested activity will not cause unacceptable impacts to park resources and values.

II. Data

OMB Control Number: 1024-0026.

Title: Special Park Use Applications (portions of 36 CFR 1—7, 13, 20, and 34).

Form Numbers: 10-930, 10-930s, 10-931, 10-932, and 10-933.

Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection of information.

Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; not-for-profit entities; businesses or other for-profit entities; and Federal, State, local and tribal governments.

Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.

Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

ActivityNumber of respondentsNumber of responsesCompletion time per response (in hours)Estimated total annual burden hours
10-9309,5009,500.5 hour4,750
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Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $2,884,875 for application fees.

III. Comments

On January 7, 2013, we published in the Federal Register (78 FR 957) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew approval for this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on March 8, 2013. We received one comment. The commenter did not address the information collection requirements.

We again invite comments concerning this information collection on:

  • Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility;
  • The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information;
  • Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
  • Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents.

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 OMB in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done.

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Dated: June 14, 2013.

Madonna L. Baucum,

Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.

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[FR Doc. 2013-14695 Filed 6-19-13; 8:45 am]