Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0185, 55160-55161 [05-18699]

Download as PDF 55160 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 20, 2005 / Notices Services, 1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111–4056. 2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Field Office, 6950 Americana Pkwy, Suite H, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068–4127. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Peter Fasbender, (612) 713–5343, or peter_fasbender@fws.gov.; or Ms. Angela Zimmerman, telephone: (614) 469–6923. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Availability of Documents We provide this notice pursuant to section 10(c) of the Act and pursuant to implementing regulations for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) found at (40 CFR 1506.6). All comments received on the permit application and proposed Agreement, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and may be released to the public. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. All submissions from organizations or companies, or from individuals representing organizations or companies, are available for public inspection in their entirety. Background The eastern massasauga rattlesnake, also known as the swamp rattler or black snapper, is a resident of many glaciated areas of Ohio. The massasauga was once common throughout much of the Great Lakes basin, but now is restricted to scattered, often isolated populations. Extensive farming, draining of their wetland habitats, vegetation succession and other forms of habitat fragmentation has contributed to their reduced numbers. Loss of habitat and persecution by humans are thought to be the primary causes of decline. Current records from the Heritage Database (Division of Natural Areas and Preserves) place the snake in only 15 Ohio counties. At least eight of these populations occur on state-owned and/ or managed land. The Division of Natural Areas and Preserves (the Division) manages three sites, the Division of Wildlife manages four sites and the Ohio Historical Society manages another. The massasauga was listed as an endangered species in Ohio in 1996. In October 1999, the Service designated it a candidate species for Federal protection by the Endangered Species Act. The Rome State Nature Preserve is located within Ashtabula County, Ohio. Containing approximately 105 acres, the preserve is located between Rome and VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:53 Sep 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 Hartsgrove Townships and lies within the Grand River watershed. Under the CCAA, the Applicant has agreed to implement several conservation measures that will reduce and/or eliminate potential threats to the species. The Applicant will: (1) Maintain and manage the Rome State Nature Preserve in a mosaic of habitats essential for the massasauga; (2) control the spread of invasive vegetation species; and (3) implement protective measures to reduce losses from human and natural predators. Implementation of the CCAA is expected to protect and conserve habitat for the covered species, eliminate unauthorized human disturbances within Rome State Nature Preserve that are believed to impact the covered species, and provide important monitoring data that can be used to develop and/or improve management strategies for the massasauga. These benefits will be obtained through restoration and protection of habitats on the enrolled property. We will make our final determination after the end of the 30-day comment period and will fully consider all comments received. If the final analysis shows the CCAA to be consistent with our policies and applicable regulations, we will sign the CCAA and issue the ESP. The proposed ESP would, in compliance with the CCAA policy, only become valid on such date as the eastern massasauga rattlesnake is listed as a threatened or endangered species under the Act. Written data or comments concerning the CCAA or ESP application should be submitted to the Regional Director. (see ADDRESSES section). Further, persons wishing to review the CCAA and ESP application may obtain copies by writing to the same address or they can be viewed on the Service’s Regional Web site at: http://www.fws.gov/ midwest/NEPA. Comments must be submitted in writing to be adequately considered in the Service’s decisionmaking process. Please reference permit number TE–101451 in your comments, or in requests of the documents discussed herein. Documents will also be available for public inspection by appointment during normal business hours at the Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Ecological Services Field Office (see ADDRESSES section). Dated: August 29, 2005. Wendi Weber, Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Region 3, Fort Snelling, Minnesota. [FR Doc. 05–18683 Filed 9–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WO–310–1310–PB–24 1A] Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004– 0185 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 existing approvals to collect certain information from lessees, operators, record title holders, operating rights owners, and the general public on oil and gas and operations on Federal lands. DATES: You must submit your comments to BLM at the address below on or before November 21, 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. You may send comments via e-mail to: comments_washington@blm.gov. Please include ‘‘Attn: 1004–0185’’ 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 except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Barbara Gamble, on (202) 452–0338 (Commercial or FTS). Persons who use a 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 Ms. Gamble. 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: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper functioning of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of our estimates of the information collection burden, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions we use; E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1 55161 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 20, 2005 / Notices (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the information collection burden on those who are required to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (MLA), 30 U.S.C. 191 et seq., gives the Secretary of the Interior responsibility for oil and gas leasing on approximately 570 million acres of public lands and national forests, and private lands where the mineral rights are reserved by the Federal government. The Act of May 21, 1930 (30 U.S.C. 301–306), authorizes the leasing of oil and gas deposits under railroads and other rights-of-way. The Act of August 7, 1947 (Mineral Leasing Act of Acquired Lands), authorizes the Secretary to lease lands acquired by the United States (30 U.S.C. 341–359). The regulations under 43 CFR part 3000 et al. authorize BLM to manage the oil and gas leasing and exploration activities. Without the information, BLM would not be able to analyze and approve oil and gas leasing and exploration activities. BLM collects nonform information on oil and gas leasing and exploration activities when the lessee, record title holder, operating rights owner, or operator files any of the following information for BLM to adjudicate: Information collection requirements 3100.3–1 ..................................... 3100.3–3 ..................................... 3101.2–4(a) ................................ 3101.2–6 ..................................... 31.1.3–1 ...................................... 3103.4–1 ..................................... 3105.2 ......................................... 3105.3 ......................................... 3105.4 ......................................... 3105.5 ......................................... 3106.8–1 ..................................... 3106.8–2 ..................................... 3106.8–3 ..................................... 3107.8 ......................................... 3108.1 ......................................... 3108.2 ......................................... 3109.1 ......................................... 3120.1–1(e) ................................ 3120.1–3 ..................................... 3152.1 ......................................... 3152.6 ......................................... 3152.7 ......................................... Notice of option holdings ................................................................ Option statement ............................................................................ Excess acreage petition ................................................................. Showings statement ....................................................................... Joinder evidence statement ........................................................... Waiver, suspension, reduction of rental, etc. ................................. Communitization or drilling agreement ........................................... Operating, drilling, development contracts interest statement ....... Joint operations; transportation of oil applications ......................... Subsurface storage application ...................................................... Heirs and devisee statement .......................................................... Change of name report .................................................................. Corporate merger notice ................................................................ Lease renewal application .............................................................. Relinquishments ............................................................................. Reinstatement petition .................................................................... Leasing under rights-of-way application ......................................... Lands available for leasing ............................................................. Protests and appeals ...................................................................... Oil and gas exploration in Alaska application ................................ Data collection ................................................................................ Completion of operations report ..................................................... Totals ................................... ......................................................................................................... BLM collects the information in the regulations that address oil and gas drainage and no form is required. Type of drainage analysis Number of analyses Hours Preliminary ...................... Detailed ........................... Additional ........................ 1,000 100 10 2,000 2,400 200 Total ......................... 1,110 Dated: September 14, 2005. Ian Senio, Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–18699 Filed 9–19–05; 8:45 am] 4,600 Based upon our experience managing oil and gas activities, we estimate for the information collection 2,880 responses per year with an annual information burden of 6,835 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:53 Sep 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 BILLING CODE 4310–84–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–025–1232–EA–NV06; Special Recreation Permit # NV–025–05–01] Notice of Temporary Closure of Public Lands: Pershing, Washoe, & Humboldt Counties, NV Bureau of Land Management, Winnemucca Field Office, Nevada, Interior. ACTION: Notice to the public of temporary closures on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, Winnemucca Field Office, Nevada. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Reporting hours per respondent Total hours 30 50 10 10 50 20 150 50 20 50 40 60 100 30 150 500 20 280 90 20 20 20 1 1 1 1.5 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 .5 .5 1 2.5 1.5 1 1 1 30 50 10 15 50 40 300 100 20 50 40 60 200 30 75 250 20 700 135 20 20 20 1,770 .................... 2,235 Number of responses 43 CFR SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that certain lands will be temporarily closed to public use in and around the Paragon Astronautics rocket launch site, located in Pershing, Washoe and Humboldt counties, Nevada, from 0700 to 1200 hours, September 27, 2005–September 30, 2005; October 3, 2005–October 7, 2005; and October 11, 2005–October 14, 2005. These closures are being made in the interest of public safety at and around the location of an amateur highaltitude rocket launch site. This event is expected to attract approximately 50 participants. The lands involved are located northeast of Gerlach, Nevada in the Mount Diablo Meridian. The following Public Lands are closed to public use: Public land areas north of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, east of State Highway 34 and County Road 200, and west of the Pahute Peak and Black Rock Desert wilderness boundaries within the following legally described areas: Unsurveyed T33.5N, R24E Sec. 25–28, 33–36 E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 181 (Tuesday, September 20, 2005)]
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[FR Doc No: 05-18699]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[WO-310-1310-PB-24 1A]


Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 
1004-0185

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) is requesting the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) to extend existing approvals to collect certain 
information from lessees, operators, record title holders, operating 
rights owners, and the general public on oil and gas and operations on 
Federal lands.

DATES: You must submit your comments to BLM at the address below on or 
before November 21, 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.
    You may send comments via e-mail to: comments_washington@blm.gov. 
Please include ``Attn: 1004-0185'' 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 except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Barbara Gamble, on 
(202) 452-0338 (Commercial or FTS). Persons who use a 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 Ms. Gamble.

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:
    (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper functioning of the agency, including whether the information 
will have practical utility;
    (2) The accuracy of our estimates of the information collection 
burden, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions we 
use;

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    (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information collected; and
    (4) Ways to minimize the information collection burden on those who 
are required to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    The Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (MLA), 30 U.S.C. 191 et seq., gives 
the Secretary of the Interior responsibility for oil and gas leasing on 
approximately 570 million acres of public lands and national forests, 
and private lands where the mineral rights are reserved by the Federal 
government. The Act of May 21, 1930 (30 U.S.C. 301-306), authorizes the 
leasing of oil and gas deposits under railroads and other rights-of-
way. The Act of August 7, 1947 (Mineral Leasing Act of Acquired Lands), 
authorizes the Secretary to lease lands acquired by the United States 
(30 U.S.C. 341-359). The regulations under 43 CFR part 3000 et al. 
authorize BLM to manage the oil and gas leasing and exploration 
activities. Without the information, BLM would not be able to analyze 
and approve oil and gas leasing and exploration activities.
    BLM collects nonform information on oil and gas leasing and 
exploration activities when the lessee, record title holder, operating 
rights owner, or operator files any of the following information for 
BLM to adjudicate:

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                                                                                         Reporting
                 43 CFR                        Information collection       Number of    hours per   Total hours
                                                    requirements            responses    respondent
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3100.3-1................................  Notice of option holdings......           30            1           30
3100.3-3................................  Option statement...............           50            1           50
3101.2-4(a).............................  Excess acreage petition........           10            1           10
3101.2-6................................  Showings statement.............           10          1.5           15
31.1.3-1................................  Joinder evidence statement.....           50            1           50
3103.4-1................................  Waiver, suspension, reduction             20            2           40
                                           of rental, etc..
3105.2..................................  Communitization or drilling              150            2          300
                                           agreement.
3105.3..................................  Operating, drilling,                      50            2          100
                                           development contracts interest
                                           statement.
3105.4..................................  Joint operations;                         20            1           20
                                           transportation of oil
                                           applications.
3105.5..................................  Subsurface storage application.           50            1           50
3106.8-1................................  Heirs and devisee statement....           40            1           40
3106.8-2................................  Change of name report..........           60            1           60
3106.8-3................................  Corporate merger notice........          100            2          200
3107.8..................................  Lease renewal application......           30            1           30
3108.1..................................  Relinquishments................          150           .5           75
3108.2..................................  Reinstatement petition.........          500           .5          250
3109.1..................................  Leasing under rights-of-way               20            1           20
                                           application.
3120.1-1(e).............................  Lands available for leasing....          280          2.5          700
3120.1-3................................  Protests and appeals...........           90          1.5          135
3152.1..................................  Oil and gas exploration in                20            1           20
                                           Alaska application.
3152.6..................................  Data collection................           20            1           20
3152.7..................................  Completion of operations report           20            1           20
                                         ----------------------------------
    Totals..............................  ...............................        1,770  ...........        2,235
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    BLM collects the information in the regulations that address oil 
and gas drainage and no form is required.

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                                                        Number
              Type of drainage analysis                   of      Hours
                                                       analyses
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Preliminary..........................................     1,000    2,000
Detailed.............................................       100    2,400
Additional...........................................        10      200
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    Total............................................     1,110    4,600
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    Based upon our experience managing oil and gas activities, we 
estimate for the information collection 2,880 responses per year with 
an annual information burden of 6,835 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.

    Dated: September 14, 2005.
Ian Senio,
Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-18699 Filed 9-19-05; 8:45 am]
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