[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 183 (Thursday, September 22, 2022)]
[Page 57868]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-20481]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Economic Valuation of Natural and Nature-Based Infrastructure

AGENCY: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Information Collection, request for comment.


SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information 
collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information 
collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The 
purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment 
preceding submission of the collection to OMB.

DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed 
information collection must be received on or before November 21, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to 
Adrienne Thomas, NOAA PRA Officer, at [email protected]. Please 
reference OMB Control Number 0648-0788 in the subject line of your 
comments. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise 
sensitive or protected information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
specific questions related to collection activities should be directed 
to Sarah Gonyo, NOS/NCCOS, 1305 East West Highway, Bldg. SSMC4, Rm 
9320, Silver Spring, MD, 20910, [email protected], 240-621-1999.


I. Abstract

    Pursuant to H.R. 3684 (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act) and 
the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA), this request is for a revision 
and extension of an information collection. This information collection 
will focus on a different geographical location (Gulf of Mexico (GoM)) 
and include focus groups, which will help guide any revisions necessary 
to the survey instrument. The title of the collection is being changed 
to reflect this revision.
    The National Ocean Service (NOS) proposes to collect data on the 
opinions, values, and attitudes of GoM residents relative to natural 
and nature-based infrastructure for the purpose of shoreline 
stabilization or habitat restoration. Respondents (age 18 years and 
older) will be randomly sampled from households in GoM coastal 
counties. This information will be used by NOAA, state and local 
decision-makers, and others to assess the value, benefits, and 
perceived efficacy of federal investments in habitat restoration and/or 
climate adaptation projects that use natural or nature-based 
infrastructure. NOAA has a vested interest in the potential use of 
natural and nature-based infrastructure, from many perspectives, 
including as it relates to the resilience, well-being, and 
sustainability of coastal communities.

II. Method of Collection

    Information will be collected with a combination of mail 
recruitment with push-to-web and mail-back survey instrument.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0788.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular [Revision and extension of a current 
information collection].
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: Focus groups: 48; Questionnaire: 
    Estimated Time per Response: Focus groups: 1 hour; Questionnaire: 
20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,215.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System 
Act (33 U.S.C. 3601 et seq.).

IV. Request for Comments

    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau 
to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether 
the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy 
of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed 
collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden 
on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms 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.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2022-20481 Filed 9-21-22; 8:45 am]