[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 6 (Tuesday, January 10, 2017)]
[Page 3024]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-00211]



National Park Service


Proposed Information Collection; National Park Service Visitor 
Survey Card

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY: We (National Park Service) will ask the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) to approve an information collection (IC) described 
below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as part 
of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we 
invite the general public and other federal agencies to take this 
opportunity to comment on this IC. We 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.

DATES: To ensure that your comments on this IC are considered, we must 
receive them on or before March 13, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments on this IC to Phadrea Ponds, 
Information Collection Coordinator, National Park Service, 1201 
Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); or [email protected] 
(email). Please reference Information Collection 1024-0216 in the 
subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bret Meldrum, Chief Social Science 
Program, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO, 80525 (mail) or 
[email protected] (email).


I. Abstract

    The National Park Service (NPS) is required to provide an 
understanding of visitor satisfaction and an understanding of the park 
and agency's performance related to The Government Performance and 
Results Act (GPRA) NPS Goals IIa1 (visitor satisfaction) and IIb1 
(visitor understanding and appreciation). The Visitor Survey Card (VSC) 
was developed to measure each park unit's performance related to these 
two goals. The Visitor Survey Card contains eight questions regarding 
visitor evaluations of service and facility quality, awareness of park 
significance, and basic demographic information. Each year, all NPS 
units nationwide (approximately 332) are required to collect data using 
the Visitor Survey Card. Data and information collected through the VSC 
are used to measure and report performance related to a broad list of 
GPRA Goals and to provide feedback used by Superintendents and other 
managers to develop performance improvement plans.

II. Data

    OMB Number: 1024-0216.
    Title: National Park Service Visitor Survey Card.
    Type of Request: Renewal.
    Affected Public: General Public, any person visiting the park 
during the sampling period.
    Respondent Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: One-time, on occasion.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 175,000.
    Annual Burden Hours: 4,116 hours.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: We 
have not identified any ``non-hour cost'' burdens associated with this 
collection of information.

III. Request for Comments

    We invite comments concerning this information collection on:
     The practical utility of the information being gathered;
     The accuracy of the burden for this collection of 
     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.
    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.

    Dated: January 4, 2017.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-00211 Filed 1-9-17; 8:45 am]