[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 4 (Friday, January 6, 2017)]
[Page 1685]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-00061]

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Forest Service

Information Collection; Significant Cave Nomination

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comment.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and 
organizations on a new information collection, Significant Cave 
Nominations under the Federal Cave Resources Protection Act (FCRPA).

DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before March 7, 2017 
to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will 
be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to 
Johanna Kovarik, Minerals and Geology Management, 740 Simms Street, 
Golden, CO 80401. Comments also may be submitted via facsimile to (303) 
275-5122 or by email to: [email protected]. The public may inspect 
comments received at 740 Simms Street, Golden, CO 80401 during normal 
business hours. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to facilitate 
entry to the building by calling (303) 275-5350.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Johanna Kovarik, Minerals and Geology 
Management, 303-275-5378. Individuals who use telecommunication devices 
for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-
877-8339 twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year, including 

    Title: Significant Cave Nomination.
    OMB Number: 0596-New.
    Expiration Date of Approval: Not applicable, new request.
    Type of Request: New.
    Abstract: The information covered in this request applies to caves 
on Federal lands administered by the Department of Agriculture, U.S. 
Forest Service. The U.S. Forest Service, in accordance with the FCRPA, 
collects information from appropriate private sector interests, 
including ``cavers,'' in order to update a list of significant caves 
that are under the jurisdiction of the agencies listed above. The U.S. 
Forest Service also processes requests for confidential information 
regarding significant caves. While the FCRPA does not define what 
``significant'' means, it does require the Secretaries of Agriculture 
and Interior to issue regulations that define criteria for 
identification of significant caves. This criteria can be found at 36 
CFR 290.3. This information enables the U.S. Forest Service to comply 
with the FCRPA (16 U.S.C. 4301-4310).
    Estimate of Annual Burden per Response: 11 hours.
    Type of Respondents: Individuals and Households.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 10.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: One.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 110.
    Comment is Invited:
    Comment is invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information 
is necessary for the stated purposes and the proper performance of the 
functions of the agency, including whether the information will have 
practical or scientific utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's 
estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
    All comments received in response to this notice, including names 
and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. 
Comments will be summarized and included in the submission request 
toward Office of Management and Budget approval.

    Dated: December 22, 2016.
Glenn Casamassa,
Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System.
[FR Doc. 2017-00061 Filed 1-5-17; 8:45 am]