[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 120 (Thursday, June 21, 2018)]
[Pages 28860-28861]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-13274]



 Geological Survey

[GX18LC00BM3FD00; OMB Control Number 1028-0079]

Agency Information Collection Activities; North American Breeding 
Bird Survey

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is proposing to renew an information 
collection (IC).

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
August 20, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection request 
(ICR) by mail to the U.S. Geological Survey, Information Collections 
Clearance Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 159, Reston, VA 
20192; or by email to [email protected]. Please reference 
OMB Control Number 1028-0079 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Keith Pardieck by email at [email protected] 
or by telephone at 301-497-5843.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Geological Survey, in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, provide the 
general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to 
comment on 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.
    We are 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 USGS; (2) will this information be processed and used 
in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how 
might the USGS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (5) how might the USGS 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 may 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: Respondents supply the U.S. Geological Survey with avian 
population data for more than 600 North American bird species. The 
survey data, resulting population trend estimates, and relative 
abundance estimates will

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be made available via the internet and through special publications, 
for use by Government agencies, industry, education programs, and the 
general public. We will protect information from respondents considered 
proprietary under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and 
its' implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2), and under regulations at 
30 CFR 250.197, ``Data and information to be made available to the 
public or for limited inspection.'' Responses are voluntary. No 
questions of a ``sensitive'' nature are asked.
    Title of Collection: North American Breeding Bird Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 1028-0079.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 1,600.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 2,600.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 11 minutes.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 28,600.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Total Estimated Annual Non-hour Burden Cost: $141,700. Mileage 
costs are on average $54.50 per response, based on approximate 100-mile 
round trip for data collection per response and 2018 federal mileage 
rate of $0.545 per mile.
    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 authorities for this action are the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.).

John French,
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Director.
[FR Doc. 2018-13274 Filed 6-20-18; 8:45 am]