[Federal Register Volume 65, Number 9 (Thursday, January 13, 2000)]
[Page 2190]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 00-846]



Geological Survey

Request for Public Comments on Proposed Information Collection to 
be Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for Review Under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act

    The proposal for the collection of information described below will 
be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for approval under 
the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). 
Copies of the proposed collection of information and related forms may 
be obtained by contacting the Bureau's clearance officer at the phone 
number listed below. Comments and suggestions on the proposal should be 
made within 60 days directly to the Bureau clearance officer, U.S. 
Geological Survey, 807 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, 
Reston, Virginia, 20192, telephone (703) 648-7313.
    Specific public comments are requested as to:
    1. whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions on the bureaus, including whether 
the information will have practical utility;
    2. the accuracy of the bureau's estimate of the burden of the 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used:
    3. the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and
    4. how to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other forms of information technology.
    Title: Assessment of the Use and Benefits of Waterfowl Production 
Areas in Minnesota.
    OMB approval number: New collection.
    Abstract: Respondents supply information on (1) preferences for 
recreational and educational activities and experiences associated with 
Waterfowl Production Areas, (2) the non-economic benefits they accrue 
from visiting Waterfowl Production Areas, and (3) their attitudes and 
support toward federal management and acquisition of Waterfowl 
Management Areas. This information will be used to help improve 
management of Waterfowl Production Areas and improve the operation of 
the Waterfowl Production Area program.
    Bureau form number: Various.
    Frequency: Annually during 2000, 2001, and 2002.
    Description of respondents: Visitors to Waterfowl Production Areas 
in the state of Minnesota.
    Estimated completion time: 0.33 hours (20 minutes).
    Annual responses: 600.
    Annual burden hours: 200.
    Bureau clearance officer: John Cordyack 703-648-7313.

    Dated: January 6, 2000.
Dennis B. Fenn,
Chief Biologist.
[FR Doc. 00-846 Filed 1-12-00; 8:45 am]