[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 152 (Monday, August 8, 2016)]
[Pages 52459-52460]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-18741]



National Park Service


Proposed Information Collection; National Park Service National 
Recreation Trails and National Water Trails System Applications

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY: We (National Park Service, NPS) will ask the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) 
described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 
as a part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent 
burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to 
comment on this IC. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not 
required to respond to a collection unless it displays a currently 
valid OMB control number.

DATES: Please submit your comment on or before October 7, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Please send your comments on the ICR to Madonna L. Baucum, 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service, 12201 
Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 242, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); or 
[email protected] (email). Please reference ``1024-New NRT NWTS'' 
in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For National Recreation Trails, 
contact Helen Scully, National Trails System Program Specialist/
National Recreation Trails Coordinator for the Department of the 
Interior; 1849 C Street NW., Org Code 2220, Washington, DC 20240; 
[email protected] (email); (202) 354-6910 (phone); or (202) 371-5179 
(fax). For National Water Trails, contact Corita Waters, NPS Rivers, 
Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program; 1849 C Street NW., Org 
Code 2220, Washington, DC 20240; [email protected] (email); (202) 
354-6908 (phone); or (202) 371-5179 (fax).


I. Abstract

    The purpose of this information collection is to assist the NPS in 
submitting suitable trails or trail systems to the Secretary of the 
Interior for designation as National Recreation Trails (NRTs), and in 
recommending exemplary water trails to the Secretary of the Interior 
for designation as National Water Trails (NWTs) to be included in the 
National Water Trails System (NWTS). The information collected will be 
used by the NPS, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Bureau of Land 
Management, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers to evaluate the applications for adherence to NRT 
requirements and criteria and for NWTs, to determine if additional best 
management practices have been met.
    The NPS administers the NRT program by authority of section 4 of 
the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1243). Secretarial Order No. 
3319 established National Water Trails as a class of National 
Recreation Trails and directed that such trails collectively be 
considered in a National Water Trail System.
    Designation as a NRT provides national recognition to local and 
regional trails or trail systems, acknowledging local and state efforts 
to build and maintain viable trails and trail systems. This recognition 
function is shared by the Secretary of Agriculture (for trails on 
National Forest lands and waters) and the Secretary of the Interior 
(for all other trails). The Secretary of the Interior has delegated NRT 
coordination to the NPS, which also maintains the system of record for 
the almost 1,300 NRTs and the 21 NWTs designated to date.
    The NWTS focuses on building a national network of exceptional 
water trails sustainable by an ever growing and vibrant water trail 
community. The NWTS connects Americans to the nation's waterways and 
strengthens the conservation and restoration of those waterways. Best 
management practices provide high quality water-based outdoor 
recreational opportunities.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1024-New.
    Title: National Park Service National Recreation Trails and 
National Water Trails System Application Process.
    Form(s): Form 10-1002 Application for Designation as National Water 
Trail System and Form 10-1003 Application for Designation as National 
Recreation Trail.
    Type of Request: Existing collection in use without approval.
    Description of Respondents: Private individuals; businesses; 
educational institutions; nonprofit organizations; state, tribal, and 
local governments; and Federal agency land units.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

                                                                     Estimated        average        Estimated
                            Activity                               total annual     completion     total annual
                                                                     responses     time  (hours)   burden hours
Form 10-1002, NRT Application...................................              13               8             104
Form 10-1003, NWTS Application..................................               5              11              55

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    Totals......................................................              18  ..............             159

    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'': 

III. Comments

    We invite comments concerning this IC 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.
    Please note that the comments submitted 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 us in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Dated: August 2, 2016.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-18741 Filed 8-5-16; 8:45 am]