Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0121, 20767-20768 [05-7969]

Download as PDF 20767 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 76 / Thursday, April 21, 2005 / Notices confidential cave information will be filed annually, with a total annual burden of 155 hours. Respondents are cavers and other interested parties. BLM will summarize all responses to this notice and include them in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of a public record. Dated: April 15, 2005. Ian Senio, Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–7968 Filed 4–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WO–320–1330–PB–24 1A] Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004– 0121 Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requests the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend an existing approval to collect information from applicants to lease and develop solid minerals other than coal and oil shade. BLM uses the information to determine whether an applicant, permittee, or lessee is qualified to hold an interest under the terms of the implementing regulations at 43 CFR part 3500. DATES: You must submit your comments to BLM at the address below on or before June 20, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may mail comments to: Regulatory Affairs Group (WO–630), Eastern States Office, 7450 Boston Blvd., Springfield, Virginia 22153. You may send comments via Internet to: WOComment@blm.gov. Please include ‘‘ATTN: 1004–0121’’ and your name and address with your comments. You may deliver comments to the Bureau of Land Management, Administrative Record, Room 401, 1620 L Street, NW., Washington, DC. Comments will be available for public review at the L Street address during regular business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.) Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Nick Rieger, Solid Minerals Group, on (202) 452–5149 (Commercial or FTS). Persons who use the telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) on 1–800–877– 8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact Mr. Rieger. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 5 CFR 1320.12(a) requires that we provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning a collection of information to solicit comments on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper functioning of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of our estimates of the information collection burden, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions we use; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the information collection burden on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The regulations at 43 CFR part 3500 implement numerous statutes including: (1) The Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.); (2) The Mineral Leasing Act of 1947 (30 U.S.C. 351–359); (3) Section 402 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1946 (5 U.S.C. Appendix); (4) The Multiple Mineral Development Act of 1954 (30 U.S.C. 521–531); (5) The National Environmental Policy Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). The implementing regulations (43 CFR Part 3500) outline procedures for members of the public to submit applications, offers, statements, petitions, and various forms. BLM uses Forms 3510–1, 3520–7, 3510–2, 3504–1, 3504–3, and 3504–4 to collect the information to determine whether an applicant qualifies to hold a lease to obtain a benefit under the terms of MLA, its subsequent amendments, related statutes, and the regulations. The affect public consists of all present and prospective holders of Federal solid mineral leases other than coal or oil shale, prospecting permits, use permits, and exploration licenses. BREAKDOWN OF INFORMATION COLLECTIONS AND TOTAL HOURS No. of responses Type of info collection Hours per response Total hours Prospecting Permit .................................................................................................................................. Exploration Plan for Prospecting Permit ................................................................................................. Prospecting Permit Extension ................................................................................................................. Preference Right Lease ........................................................................................................................... Competitive Lease Bid ............................................................................................................................. Fringe Acreage Lease or Lease Modification ......................................................................................... Assignment or Sublease .......................................................................................................................... Lease Renewals or Adjustments ............................................................................................................. Use Permit ............................................................................................................................................... Exploration License ................................................................................................................................. Exploration Plan for Exploration License ................................................................................................ Development Contract ............................................................................................................................. Bond ......................................................................................................................................................... Mine Plan ................................................................................................................................................. 22 19 5 2 5 5 38 14 1 1 1 1 145 5 1 80 1 100 40 40 2 1 1 3 80 1 4 150 22 1,520 5 200 200 200 76 14 1 3 80 1 580 750 Total .................................................................................................................................................. 264 .................... 3,652 Based on BLM’s experience administering the leasing program, we estimate the public reporting burden as VerDate jul<14>2003 14:55 Apr 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 indicated in the above chart to complete the applications, petitions, offers, and statements as required. BLM estimates PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that we receive 264 filings annually, with a total annual burden of 3,652 hours. The respondents vary from E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 20768 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 76 / Thursday, April 21, 2005 / Notices individuals to small businesses and major corporations. Any member of the public may request and obtain, without a charge, a copy of BLM Forms 3510–1, 3520–7, 3501–2, 3504–1, 3504–3, and 3504–4 by contacting the person identified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. BLM will summarize all responses to this notice and include them in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of a public record. Dated: April 15, 2005. Ian Senio, Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–7969 Filed 4–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WO–320–1990–FA–24 1A] Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004– 0114 Bureau of Land Management, Interior ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is requesting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend an existing approval to collect information from owners of unpatented claims, mill sites, and tunnel sites. BLM uses Forms 3830– 2 and 3830–3 to collect this information to record such claims and sites; determine the land status at the time of location; collect annual maintenance and location fees; process waivers of annual fees; process annual affidavits of labor or notices of intent to hold a mining claim or site; process requests for deferments from assessment work; process transfers of interest; and adjudicate such claims and sites. The regulations under 43 CFR 3830–3833, 3840–3843, and 3850–3852 authorize BLM to collect the above information to manage the general mining law activities on public lands. DATES: You must submit your comments to BLM at the address below on or before June 20, 2005. BLM will not necessarily consider any comments received after the above date. ADDRESSES: You may mail comments to: Bureau of Land Management, (WO– 630), Eastern States Office, 7450 Boston Blvd., Springfield, Virginia 22153. VerDate jul<14>2003 14:55 Apr 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 You may send comments via Internet to: WOComment@blm.gov. Please include ‘‘ATTN: 1004–0114’’ and your name and return address in your Internet message. You may deliver comments to the Bureau of Land Management, Administrative Record, Room 401, 1620 L Street, NW., Washington, DC. All comments will be available for public review at the L Street address during regular business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.) Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Roger A. Haskins on (202) 452–0372 (Commercial or FTS). Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) on 1– 800–8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact Mr. Haskins. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 5 CFR 1320.12(a) requires that we provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning a collection of information to solicit comments on: (A) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper functioning of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of our estimates of the information collection burden, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions we use; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the information collection burden on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 30 U.S.C. 28f (Pub. L. 105–277), and the regulations under 43 CFR 3830–3833, 3840–3843, and 3850–3852 authorize BLM to collect information from owners of unpatented claims, mill sites and tunnel sites to manage the general mining law activities on public lands. BLM uses Form 3830–2 (Maintenance Fee Waiver) to collect the information to waive the $100 annual maintenance fee that owners of unpatented mining claims, mill sites, and tunnel sites must pay. The owners of unpatented mining claims, mill sites, and tunnel sites must submit the following information to BLM: (1) The mining claim names and BLM serial numbers; (2) A declaration that the owners own or have interest in 10 or fewer claims or sites; PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (3) A declaration of compliance with the assessment work requirements; (4) The names and addresses of all owners of the claims and sites; and (5) The owners’/agents’ signatures. BLM uses Form 3830–3 (Notice of Intent to Locate A Lode or Placer Mining Claim(s) and/or A Tunnel Site(s) on Lands Patented Under the Stock Raising Homestead Act of 1916, as amended) to collect information on an applicant who files a notice of intent to locate or explore for a mining claim or tunnel site. The applicant must submit the following information to BLM: (1) The name and mailing address of the applicant filing the notice of intent to locate or explore for a mining claim or tunnel site; (2) A legal land description of the lands which the notice of intent will apply; (3) A brief description of the proposed mineral activities; (4) A map and legal land description of lands subject top mineral exploration; (5) The name, address, and phone number of the person managing the activities; and (6) The dates the activities will take place. BLM uses the information on recording claims, annual assessment work, notice of intent to hold, and transfer of interest to: (1) Determine the number and location of unpatented mining claims, mill sites and tunnel sites located on Federal lands to assist in the surface management of these lands and any minerals found there; (2) Remove any cloud on the title to those lands due to abandoned mining claims; (3) Provide information as to the location of active claims; and (4) Keep informed on transfers of interest and ownership. Without this information, BLM could not protect the rights of surface and mineral owners. Also, the Government’s ability to locate, control, and manage surface disturbance would be compromised. Based upon BLM experience, the public reporting information collection burden takes eight minutes per response. The respondents are owners of unpatented mining claims, mill sites, and tunnel sites located on public lands and individuals or organizations who seek to explore for or locate a mining claim. The estimated number of responses per year is 236,852 and the total annual burden is 31,585 hours. BLM will summarize all responses to this notice and include them in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 76 (Thursday, April 21, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20767-20768]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-7969]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[WO-320-1330-PB-24 1A]


Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 
1004-0121

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requests the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) to extend an existing approval to collect information from 
applicants to lease and develop solid minerals other than coal and oil 
shade. BLM uses the information to determine whether an applicant, 
permittee, or lessee is qualified to hold an interest under the terms 
of the implementing regulations at 43 CFR part 3500.

DATES: You must submit your comments to BLM at the address below on or 
before June 20, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may mail comments to: Regulatory Affairs Group (WO-630), 
Eastern States Office, 7450 Boston Blvd., Springfield, Virginia 22153.
    You may send comments via Internet to: WOComment@blm.gov. Please 
include ``ATTN: 1004-0121'' and your name and address with your 
comments.
    You may deliver comments to the Bureau of Land Management, 
Administrative Record, Room 401, 1620 L Street, NW., Washington, DC.
    Comments will be available for public review at the L Street 
address during regular business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.) Monday 
through Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Nick Rieger, Solid 
Minerals Group, on (202) 452-5149 (Commercial or FTS). Persons who use 
the telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) on 1-800-877-8330, 24 hours a day, 
seven days a week, to contact Mr. Rieger.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 5 CFR 1320.12(a) requires that we provide a 
60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning a collection of 
information to solicit comments on:
    (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper functioning of the agency, including whether the information 
will have practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of our estimates of the information collection 
burden, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions we 
use;
    (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information collected; and
    (d) Ways to minimize the information collection burden on those who 
are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology.
    The regulations at 43 CFR part 3500 implement numerous statutes 
including:
    (1) The Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.);
    (2) The Mineral Leasing Act of 1947 (30 U.S.C. 351-359);
    (3) Section 402 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1946 (5 U.S.C. 
Appendix);
    (4) The Multiple Mineral Development Act of 1954 (30 U.S.C. 521-
531);
    (5) The National Environmental Policy Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. 4321 
et seq.). The implementing regulations (43 CFR Part 3500) outline 
procedures for members of the public to submit applications, offers, 
statements, petitions, and various forms. BLM uses Forms 3510-1, 3520-
7, 3510-2, 3504-1, 3504-3, and 3504-4 to collect the information to 
determine whether an applicant qualifies to hold a lease to obtain a 
benefit under the terms of MLA, its subsequent amendments, related 
statutes, and the regulations. The affect public consists of all 
present and prospective holders of Federal solid mineral leases other 
than coal or oil shale, prospecting permits, use permits, and 
exploration licenses.

          Breakdown of information Collections and Total Hours
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                                      No. of     Hours per      Total
     Type of info collection        responses     response      hours
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Prospecting Permit...............           22            1           22
Exploration Plan for Prospecting            19           80        1,520
 Permit..........................
Prospecting Permit Extension.....            5            1            5
Preference Right Lease...........            2          100          200
Competitive Lease Bid............            5           40          200
Fringe Acreage Lease or Lease                5           40          200
 Modification....................
Assignment or Sublease...........           38            2           76
Lease Renewals or Adjustments....           14            1           14
Use Permit.......................            1            1            1
Exploration License..............            1            3            3
Exploration Plan for Exploration             1           80           80
 License.........................
Development Contract.............            1            1            1
Bond.............................          145            4          580
Mine Plan........................            5          150          750
                                  --------------
    Total........................          264  ...........        3,652
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    Based on BLM's experience administering the leasing program, we 
estimate the public reporting burden as indicated in the above chart to 
complete the applications, petitions, offers, and statements as 
required. BLM estimates that we receive 264 filings annually, with a 
total annual burden of 3,652 hours. The respondents vary from

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individuals to small businesses and major corporations.
    Any member of the public may request and obtain, without a charge, 
a copy of BLM Forms 3510-1, 3520-7, 3501-2, 3504-1, 3504-3, and 3504-4 
by contacting the person identified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT.
    BLM will summarize all responses to this notice and include them in 
the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of a 
public record.

    Dated: April 15, 2005.
Ian Senio,
Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-7969 Filed 4-20-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-84-M