Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
Public Law 105-23, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Act of 1998, requires the establishment of a network justifiably associated with the Underground Railroad. The Network is designed to be a collection of sites, facilities, and programs, both governmental and non-governmental, around the United States with a verifiable association with the historic Underground Railroad movement. The National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom application form is completed by Federal agencies, State Historic Preservation Offices, other State agencies, local governments, organizations, and individuals. We use the information collected to determine eligibility to become part of the Network. We are requesting a 3-year term of approval for this information collection activity.
Respondents must verify associations and characteristics through descriptive texts that are the result of historical research. Evaluations are based on subjective analysis of the information provided, which often includes copies of rare documents and photographs. Much of the information is submitted in electronic format, but, at the present time, there is no automated way to gather all of the required information.
We 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 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 to respondents, including use of automated information techniques or other forms of information technology.
Please note that the comments submitted 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 IC. 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 that it will be done.