[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 197 (Thursday, October 11, 2018)]
[Pages 51499-51500]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-22040]



Geological Survey

[GX18LC00BM3FD00; OMB Control Number 1028-0079/Renewal]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; 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, we, 
the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information 

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
November 13, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget's Desk Officer for the

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Department of the Interior by email at [email protected]; or 
via facsimile to (202) 395-5806. Please provide a copy of your comments 
to USGS, 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. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the USGS, 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.
    A Federal Register notice with a 60-day public comment period 
soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on 
June 21, 2018 (FR 83, Number 120, Pages 28860-28861). We did receive 
one comment but the comment did not address the collection of 
information on breeding birds.
    We are again 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. 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 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: General public skilled in bird 
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 1,600.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 2,600.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 11 hours.
    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 authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.).

John French,
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Director.
[FR Doc. 2018-22040 Filed 10-10-18; 8:45 am]