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Agency Information Collection Activities; National Park Service Watercraft Inspection Decontamination Regional Data-Sharing for Trailered Recreational Boats

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National Park Service, Interior.


Notice of Information Collection Request; request for comment.


In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the National Park Service (NPS) are proposing a new information collection.


Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 9, 2019.


Send your comments on this Information Collection Request (ICR) by mail to Phadrea Ponds, Acting, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); or (email). Please reference Information Collection Request 1024-NEW (Quagga) in the subject line.

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To request additional information about this IC, contact John Wullschleger, Fish Program Lead Water Resources Division, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Dr., Suite 20, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); (email); or 970-225-3572 (phone).

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In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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.

We are soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of the NPS; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the NPS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the NPS minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology.

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 IC. 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 NPS is authorized by the Lacey Act (18 U.S.C. 42, 16 U.S.C. 3371-3378 et seq) to collect this information. The NPS is requesting approval to collect information from recreational boaters entering or exiting water areas managed by the agency. The data will help document the presence and evaluate any risks associated with the unintentional introduction of quagga/zebra mussels in waters managed by the NPS in waters managed by the agency. Collection of this information is mandatory for all watercrafts entering and exiting waters managed by the NPS with an active Watercraft inspection and decontamination programs.

Title of Collection: National Park Service Watercraft Inspection Decontamination Regional Data-sharing for Trailered Recreational Boats.

OMB Control Number: 1024-NEW.

Form Number: None.

Type of Review: Regular.

Respondents/Affected Public: Individual/households.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 160,000.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 160,000.

Estimated Completion Time per Response: 1 minute for 120,000 low-risk watercrafts and 3 minutes for 40,000 high-risk watercrafts.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 4,000 hours.

Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.

Frequency of Collection: One time per launch site.

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 0MB control number.

The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

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Phadrea Ponds,

Acting NPS Information Collections Clearance Officer, National Park Service.

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[FR Doc. 2019-01564 Filed 2-7-19; 8:45 am]