Frequency of Collection:On occasion. During the Spring and Fall seasons when phenology is changing quickly, we recommend respondents make observations twice per week.
Estimated Number and Description of Respondents:In addition to those users already registered, we expect an additional 1,027 users will register each year. These respondents are members of the public, registered withNature's Notebook.
Estimated Annual Responses:501,130.
Estimated Annual burden hours:17,032.
Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping “Non-Hour Cost” Burden:We estimate the non-hour cost burden to be $3.34. This cost applies to new observers and includes material used to mark sites or plants during the first observation. Marking helps to ensure reporting consistency for future observations.
Public Disclosure Statement:The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501,et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Comments:We are soliciting comments as to: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) how to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) how to minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that the comments submitted 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 us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee we will be able to do so.
Dated: August 3, 2012.
Deputy Associate Director, Ecosystems Mission Area .