[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 188 (Monday, September 29, 2014)]
[Pages 58374-58375]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-23100]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-WSFR-2014-N205; FVWF58520900000]

Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Coastal Impact Assistance Program

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY: We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize 
the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the 
estimated burden and cost. This information collection is scheduled to 
expire on September 30, 2014. 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. However, under OMB

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regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information 
collection while it is pending at OMB.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before October 29, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this information 
collection to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at 
OMB-OIRA at (202) 395-5806 (fax) or OIRASubmission@omb.eop.gov 
(email). Please provide a copy of your comments to the Service 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, MS BPHC, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 
(mail), or hopegrey@fws.gov (email). Please include ``1018-
0147'' in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Hope Grey at hopegrey@fws.gov (email) 
or 703-358-2482 (telephone). You may review the ICR online at http://www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the 
Interior collections under review by OMB.


Information Collection Request

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0147.
    Title: Coastal Impact Assistance Program.
    Service Form Number: None.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Number of Respondents: 73.
    Description of Respondents: 6 States (Alabama, Alaska, California, 
Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas) and 67 coastal political 
subdivisions in these States.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion for amendments/changes to a 
project and other requests; annually for reports; and ongoing for 

                                                                             Completion time
                        Activity                             Number of         per response       Total annual
                                                             responses           (hours)          burden hours
Submit annual reports..................................                479                  8              3,832
Notify FWS in case of delays, adverse conditions, etc.,                 60                  8                480
 that impair ability to meet objectives of an award....
Request termination and supporting information.........                 45                  6                270
Maintain records.......................................                756                0.5                378
Telephone followup discussion on financial capabilities                100                  8                800
Develop language and individual signage at CIAP Sites..                100                  8                800
Submission of photographs/CDs of projects for tracking                 250                  4              1,000
Request changes and/or amendments to a project.........                192                 42              8,064
    TOTALS.............................................              1,982  .................             15,624

    Abstract: Section 384 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 
109-58) established the Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP). This 
program provides Federal grant funds derived from Federal offshore 
lease revenues to oil-producing States for:
     Conservation, protection, or restoration of coastal areas, 
including wetlands;
     Mitigation of damage to fish, wildlife, or natural 
     Planning assistance and the administrative costs of 
complying with these objectives;
     Implementation of a federally approved marine, coastal, or 
comprehensive conservation management plan; and
     Mitigation of the impact of Outer Continental Shelf 
activities through funding of onshore infrastructure projects and 
public service needs.
    The States of Alabama, Alaska, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, 
and Texas are eligible for CIAP funding. Also eligible to receive CIAP 
funds are 67 coastal political subdivisions (CPS) in the 6 States. The 
affected States have prepared Statewide CIAP plans that include 
proposed projects. The federally approved CIAP plans have also been 
coordinated through a public review process.
    Once a project is approved, we must monitor the project to 
determine that the CIAP funds are being used for appropriate expenses. 
The monitoring will be achieved through the grant regulations that 
require grantees to provide, at a minimum, an annual progress report 
and a financial status report.

Comments Received and Our Responses

    On July 25, 2014, we published in the Federal Register (79 FR 
43503) a notice of our intent to request that OMB approve the 
collection of information associated with CIAP. We solicited comments 
for 60 days, ending on September 23, 2014. We received no comments.

Request for Public Comments

    We again invite comments concerning this information collection on:
     Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, 
including whether or not the information will have practical utility;
     The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this 
collection of information;
     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. 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 OMB in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it 
will be done.

    Dated: September 24, 2014.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-23100 Filed 9-26-14; 8:45 am]