Skip to Content


Agency Information Collection Activities; National Park Service Lost and Found Report

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Document Statistics
Document page views are updated periodically throughout the day and are cumulative counts for this document including its time on Public Inspection. Counts are subject to sampling, reprocessing and revision (up or down) throughout the day.
Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble


National Park Service, Interior.


Notice of information collection; request for comment.


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


Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 2, 2020.


Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at; or by facsimile at 202-395-5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to Phadrea Ponds, Acting Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525; or by email at Please reference OMB Control Number 1024-0279 in the subject line of your comments.

Start Further Info


To request additional information about this ICR contact Marlene Haynes, Acting Bureau Office of Property and Fleet Management, National Park Service, 13461 Sunrise Valley Drive, Herndon, VA 20171-3272; or by email at; or by telephone at 701-623-4730. Please reference OMB Control Number 1024-0279 in the subject line of your comments. You may also view the ICR at​public/​do/​PRAMain.

End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information


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.

On October 4, 2019, we published a Federal Register notice soliciting comments on this collection of information for 60 days, ending on December 3, 2019 (84 FR 53173). We did not receive any public comments on this notice.

We are again 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; Start Printed Page 5474(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 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: Each year, more than 7,000 visitors to the various units of the National Park System file reports of lost or found items. Reporting of lost or found personal property in national parks is governed by 36 CFR 2.22, “Disposition of Property” which requires unattended property be impounded and deemed to be abandoned unless claimed by the owner or an authorized representative within 60 days. The 60-day period commences upon notification to the rightful owner of the property, if the owner can be identified, or from the time the property was placed in the superintendent's custody, if the owner cannot be identified.

Unclaimed property must be stored for a minimum period of 60 days and, unless claimed by the owner or an authorized representative, may be claimed by the finder, provided the finder is not an employee of the NPS. Found property not claimed by the owner, an authorized representative of the owner, or the finder, shall be deemed abandoned and disposed of in accordance with Title 41 Code of Federal Regulations.

In order to comply with the requirements of 36 CFR 2.22, the NPS uses Form 10-166, “Lost—Found Report,” to allow the park to properly identify personal property reported as lost or found and to return found items to the legitimate owner, when possible, or to the finder if the item is not claimed by the owner or their authorized representative. NPS Form 10-166 collects the following information from the visitor filing the report:

  • Park name, receiving station (if appropriate), and date item was lost or found;
  • Name, address, city, state, zip code, email address, and contact phone numbers (cell and home);
  • Type of item, detailed description of item, and location where the item was last seen or found; and
  • Photograph of item (if available).

Title of Collection: National Park Service Lost and Found Report, 36 CFR 2.22.

OMB Control Number: 1024-0279.

Form Number: NPS Form 10-166, “Lost—Found Report.”

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals and visitors of NPS units who file reports of lost or found items.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 7,200.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 7,200.

Estimated Completion Time per Response: 5 minutes.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 600.

Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.

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.

Start Signature

Phadrea Ponds,

Acting, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.

End Signature End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. 2020-01675 Filed 1-29-20; 8:45 am]