Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, 9145-9147 [06-1655]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 22, 2006 / Notices All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the Council. Each formal Council meeting will also have time allocated for hearing public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation, tour transportation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM as provided below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Howell, RAC Coordinator, Idaho Falls District, 1405 Hollipark Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83401. Telephone (208) 524– 7559. E-mail: David_Howell@blm.gov. Dated: February 14, 2005. David Howell, RAC Coordinator, Public Affairs Specialist. [FR Doc. 06–1590 Filed 2–21–06; 8:45 am] Pamela J. Lewis, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication. [FR Doc. E6–2424 Filed 2–21–06; 8:45 am] Pamela J. Lewis, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication. [FR Doc. E6–2423 Filed 2–21–06; 8:45 am] Minerals Management Service BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ACTION: Notice of proposed reinstatement of terminated oil and gas lease. Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of proposed reinstatement of terminated oil and gas lease. AGENCY: cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Bureau of Land Management SUMMARY: Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2–3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from KCS Resources, Inc. of competitive oil and gas lease WYW134998 for lands in Fremont County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, Pamela J. Lewis, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at (307) 775–6176. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals of $10.00 per acre or fraction thereof, per year and royalties of 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $166 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Sections 31(d) and VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:35 Feb 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 SUMMARY: Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2–3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Roger E. Canter and CS Oil and Gas, Ltd. of noncompetitive oil and gas lease WYW64845 for lands in Fremont County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, Pamela J. Lewis, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at (307) 775–6176. The lessees have agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals of $5.00 per acre or fraction thereof, per year and royalties of 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessees have paid the required $500 administrative fee and $166 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessees have met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Section 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate lease WYW64845 effective September 1, 2003, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of an extension of a currently approved information collection (OMB Control Number 1010– 0162). AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease [WY–920–1310–01; WYW134998] above. BLM has not issued a valid lease affecting the lands. (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate lease WYW134998 effective February 1, 2005, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. BLM has not issued a valid lease affecting the lands. [WY–920–1310–01; WYW64845] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–M 9145 SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 (CFO). This ICR is titled ‘‘Accounts Receivable Confirmations.’’ This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. Submit written comments on or before March 24, 2006. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments by either FAX (202) 395–6566 or e-mail (OIRA_Docket@omb.eop.gov) directly to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (OMB Control Number 1010–0162). Please also send a copy of your comments to MMS via e-mail at mrm.comments@mms.gov. If you do not receive a confirmation that we have received your e-mail, contact Ms. Gebhardt at (303) 231–3211. You may instead submit a copy of your comments by mail to Sharron L. Gebhardt, Lead Regulatory Specialist, Minerals Management Service, Minerals Revenue Management, P.O. Box 25165, MS 302B2, Denver, Colorado 80225. If you use an overnight courier service or wish to hand-carry your comments, our courier address is Building 85, Room A– 614, Denver Federal Center, West 6th Ave. and Kipling Blvd., Denver, Colorado 80225. Include the title of the information collection and the OMB control number in the ‘‘Attention’’ line of your comment. Also include your name and return address. DATES: E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 9146 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 22, 2006 / Notices cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharron L. Gebhardt, telephone (303) 231–3211, FAX (303) 231–3781, e-mail Sharron.Gebhardt@mms.gov. You may also contact Sharron Gebhardt to obtain, at no cost, a copy of the ICR that was sent to OMB. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Accounts Receivable Confirmations. OMB Control Number: 1010–0162. Bureau Form Number: None. Abstract: The Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior is responsible for collecting royalties from lessees who produce minerals from leased Federal and Indian lands. The Secretary is required by various laws to manage mineral resources production on Federal and Indian lands, collect the royalties due, and distribute the funds in accordance with those laws. The MMS performs the royalty management functions and assists the Secretary in carrying out the Department’s trust responsibility for Indian lands. When a company or an individual enters into a lease to explore, develop, produce, and dispose of minerals from Federal or Indian lands, that company or individual agrees to pay the lessor a share (royalty) of the value received from production from the leased lands. The lease creates a business relationship between the lessor and the lessee. The lessee is required to report various kinds of information to the lessor relative to the disposition of the leased minerals. Such information is similar to data reported to private and public mineral interest owners and is generally available within the records of the lessee or others involved in developing, transporting, processing, purchasing, or selling of such minerals. The information collected includes data necessary to ensure that the royalties are accurately reported and appropriately paid. The Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (FOGRMA), 30 U.S.C. 1701 et seq., states in Section 101(a) that the Secretary ‘‘* * * shall establish a comprehensive inspection, collection, and fiscal and production accounting and auditing system to provide the capability to accurately determine oil and gas royalties, interest, fines, penalties, fees, deposits, and other payments owed, and collect and account for such amounts in a timely manner.’’ The persons or entities described at 30 U.S.C. 1713 are required to make reports and provide reasonable information as defined by the Secretary. Every year, under CFO, the Department’s Office of Inspector General, or its agent (agent), audits all VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:35 Feb 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 Department bureaus’ financial statements. The Department’s goal is for every bureau to receive an unqualified opinion. Accounts receivable confirmations are a common practice in the audit business. Due to continuously increasing scrutiny on financial audits, third-party confirmation on the validity of MMS financial records is necessary. Companies submit financial information on Form MMS–2014, Report of Sales and Royalty Remittance (OMB Control Number 1010–0140, expires October 31, 2006) and on Form MMS–4430, Solid Minerals Production and Royalty Report (OMB control Number 1010–0120, expires October 31, 2007). As part of CFO audits, the agent requests, by a specified date, third-party confirmation responses confirming that MMS accounts receivable records agree with royalty payor records, for the following items: Customer identification; royalty/invoice number; payor-assigned document number; date received; original amount reported; and remaining balance due MMS as of a specified date. In order to meet this requirement, MMS must mail letters on MMS letterhead, signed by the Deputy Associate Director for Minerals Revenue Management, to royalty payors selected by the agent at random, asking them to confirm back to the agent the accuracy and/or validity of selected royalty receivable items and amounts. Verifying the amounts reported and the balances due will require time for research and analysis by payors. The MMS will send confirmation request letters to all payors selected by the agent. They payors will be asked to submit confirmation response information directly to the agent. Applicable Citations Applicable citations include: 1. CFO (Pub. L. 101–576); 2. FOGRMA, 30 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 3. 30 U.S.C. 189 pertaining to Public Lands; 4. 30 U.S.C 359 pertaining to Acquired Lands; 5. 25 U.S.C. 396d pertaining to Indian Lands; 6. 43 U.S.C. 1334 pertaining to Outer Continental Shelf Lands; and 7. 30 U.S.C. 1713 pertaining to solid minerals and revised geothermal regulations at 30 CFR 210.354. Relevant Minerals Revenue Management (MRM) regulations are codified at 30 CFR subchapter A— Royalty Management: 1. Part 201, General, et seq.; 2. Part 206, Production valuation, subparts F and J; PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3. Part 210, Forms and reports, subparts B (§§ 210.52 and 210.53), E, and H; and 4. Part 218, Collection of royalties, rentals, bonuses and other monies due the Federal Government, subparts B and E. Applicable public laws pertaining to mineral leases on Federal and Indian lands are located on our Web site at http://www.mrm.mms.gov/Laws_R_D/ PublicLawsAMR.htm. This collection does not require proprietary, trade secret, or other confidential information not protected by agency procedures, and no items of a sensitive nature are collected. The requirement to respond is voluntary. OMB Approval This collection was originally approved under an emergency submission to OMB. The MMS is now requesting OMB’s approval to continue to collect this information. Not collecting this information would limit the Secretary’s ability to discharge her duties and may also result in loss of royalty payments. Failure to collect this information could be construed as a scope limitation for CFO audits. Also, proprietary information submitted is protected, and there are no questions of a sensitive nature included in this information collection. Frequency: Annually. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: 125 Federal and Indian oil and gas and solid mineral royalty payors. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: 32 hours. We estimate that each response will take 15 minutes. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-hour Cost’’ Burden: We have identified no ‘‘nonhour cost’’ burden associated with the collection of information. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) provides that an agency 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. Comments: Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA requires each agency ‘‘* * * to provide notice * * * and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information * * *.’’ Agencies must specifically solicit comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 22, 2006 / Notices cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. To comply with the public consultation process, we published a notice in the Federal Register on November 21, 2005 (70 FR 70095), announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day comment period. We receive no comments in response to the notice. If you wish to comment in response to this notice, you may send your comments to the offices listed under the ADDRESSES section of this notice. The OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information collection but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, to ensure maximum consideration, OMB should receive public comments by March 24, 2006. Public Comment Policy: We will post all comments in response to this notice on our Web site at http:// www.mrm.mms.gov/Laws_R_D/InfoColl/ InfoColCom.htm. We will also make copies of the comments available for public review, including names and addresses of respondents, during regular business hours at our offices in Lakewood, Colorado. Upon request, we will withhold an individual respondent’s home address from the public record, as allowable by law. There also may be circumstances in which we would withhold a respondent’s’s identity, as allowable by law. If you request that we withhold your name and/or address, state your request prominently at the beginning of your comment. However, we will not consider anonymous comments. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. MMM Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz, (202) 208–7744. Dated: January 26, 2006. Cathy J. Hamilton, Acting Associate Director for Minerals Revenue Management. [FR Doc. 06–1655 Filed 2–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:35 Feb 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Dog Management Plan; Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo Counties, CA; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement Summary: Under the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service (NPS) is preparing an environmental impact statement for a Dog Management Plan for Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). The purpose of the Dog Management Plan is to provide clear, enforceable guidelines to determine the manner and extent of dog-walking use in appropriate areas of the park. The objectives are to protect and preserve natural and cultural resources; provide a variety of visitor experiences; improve visitor and employee safety; reduce user conflicts; and to maintain park resources and values for future generations. The Dog Management Plan will also address public desire to walk dogs off-leash in certain areas of GGNRA. Background: A dog management plan is needed at this time because the existing NPS regulation governing dogs in parks, codified at 36 CFR 2.15, has not been effective in resolving longstanding, controversial resource management and public use conflicts and safety issues at GGNRA. If no action is taken, GGNRA resources and values could be compromised to the extent that areas of the park may not be available for enjoyment by future generations. A history of a dog management policy that has been inconsistent with NPS regulations has resulted in controversy and litigation, compromised visitor and employee safety, affected visitor experience and resulted in resource degradation. The conflicts will likely escalate if not addressed in a comprehensive dog management plan. In order to implement a dog management plan that may allow offleash dog walking, a special federal regulation would need to be promulgated governing dog walking in GGNRA. Largely because of intense public interest and debate regarding dog walking, GGNRA has decided to use a negotiated rulemaking process to reach consensus on a proposed regulation for the management of dogs within the park. Although each process has its own separate legal requirements, the negotiated rulemaking process will run concurrently with the preparation of the EIS in order to facilitate informed PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9147 decision-making. GGNRA intends to create a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, consistent with the Negotiated Rulemaking Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, made up of representatives of interest groups that could be affected by a change to the current regulation governing dogs. The Negotiated Rulemaking Committee will negotiate to reach consensus on concepts and language to use as the basis for a special regulation for dog management at GGNRA. If the Committee reaches a consensus on most or many issues, that consensus would be incorporated into one or more alternatives in the Draft EIS and if selected, would ultimately become the basis of a special regulation for dogwalking within GGNRA. Scoping Process: To be most helpful to the scoping process necessary to inform preparation of the dog management plan and Draft EIS, comments regarding the scope of the plan/EIS, relevant environmental information, or issues or concerns are encouraged. All comments must be postmarked or transmitted not later than 30 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register; immediately upon confirmation of this date it will be announced on the park’s Web site (http://www.nps.gov/goga). The NPS intends to conduct public scoping meetings in the GGNRA area in early 2006. Please check the park’s Web site, the NPS planning, environment, and public comment (PEPC) Web site (http://parkplanning.nps.gov/goga), or telephone the GGNRA Negotiated Rulemaking Information Line (415) 561– 4728 for current information on when and where these meetings will be held. To request a sign language interpreter for a meeting, please call Mike Feinstein at (415) 561–4733 a week in advance of the meeting. Regularly updated information regarding this project can be found on the GGNRA and PEPC websites, and will be available for public review at the park’s visitor centers at Fort Mason, Pacifica, Presidio, Marin Headlands and Muir Woods. A public scoping brochure that further explains the purpose, needs, issues, and objectives of the plan/EIS will also be available before the meetings. Copies of the brochure will be sent to those on the Dog Management Plan mailing list, or may be obtained on the GGNRA or PEPC websites, or at the GGNRA visitor centers at Fort Mason, Presidio, Pacifica, Marin Headlands and Muir Woods. All interested individuals and organizations may submit comments online through the PEPC website (http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/goga). Click on E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior.

ACTION:  Notice of an extension of a currently approved information 
collection (OMB Control Number 1010-0162).

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SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we 
are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information 
collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork 
requirements in the regulations under the Chief Financial Officers Act 
of 1990 (CFO). This ICR is titled ``Accounts Receivable 
Confirmations.'' This notice also provides the public a second 
opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory 
requirements.

DATES: Submit written comments on or before March 24, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments by either FAX (202) 395-6566 or e-
mail (OIRA--Docket@omb.eop.gov) directly to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department 
of the Interior (OMB Control Number 1010-0162). Please also send a copy 
of your comments to MMS via e-mail at mrm.comments@mms.gov. If you do 
not receive a confirmation that we have received your e-mail, contact 
Ms. Gebhardt at (303) 231-3211. You may instead submit a copy of your 
comments by mail to Sharron L. Gebhardt, Lead Regulatory Specialist, 
Minerals Management Service, Minerals Revenue Management, P.O. Box 
25165, MS 302B2, Denver, Colorado 80225. If you use an overnight 
courier service or wish to hand-carry your comments, our courier 
address is Building 85, Room A-614, Denver Federal Center, West 6th 
Ave. and Kipling Blvd., Denver, Colorado 80225. Include the title of 
the information collection and the OMB control number in the 
``Attention'' line of your comment. Also include your name and return 
address.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharron L. Gebhardt, telephone (303) 
231-3211, FAX (303) 231-3781, e-mail Sharron.Gebhardt@mms.gov. You may 
also contact Sharron Gebhardt to obtain, at no cost, a copy of the ICR 
that was sent to OMB.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Accounts Receivable Confirmations.
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0162.
    Bureau Form Number: None.
    Abstract: The Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior is 
responsible for collecting royalties from lessees who produce minerals 
from leased Federal and Indian lands. The Secretary is required by 
various laws to manage mineral resources production on Federal and 
Indian lands, collect the royalties due, and distribute the funds in 
accordance with those laws. The MMS performs the royalty management 
functions and assists the Secretary in carrying out the Department's 
trust responsibility for Indian lands.
    When a company or an individual enters into a lease to explore, 
develop, produce, and dispose of minerals from Federal or Indian lands, 
that company or individual agrees to pay the lessor a share (royalty) 
of the value received from production from the leased lands. The lease 
creates a business relationship between the lessor and the lessee. The 
lessee is required to report various kinds of information to the lessor 
relative to the disposition of the leased minerals. Such information is 
similar to data reported to private and public mineral interest owners 
and is generally available within the records of the lessee or others 
involved in developing, transporting, processing, purchasing, or 
selling of such minerals. The information collected includes data 
necessary to ensure that the royalties are accurately reported and 
appropriately paid.
    The Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (FOGRMA), 30 
U.S.C. 1701 et seq., states in Section 101(a) that the Secretary ``* * 
* shall establish a comprehensive inspection, collection, and fiscal 
and production accounting and auditing system to provide the capability 
to accurately determine oil and gas royalties, interest, fines, 
penalties, fees, deposits, and other payments owed, and collect and 
account for such amounts in a timely manner.'' The persons or entities 
described at 30 U.S.C. 1713 are required to make reports and provide 
reasonable information as defined by the Secretary.
    Every year, under CFO, the Department's Office of Inspector 
General, or its agent (agent), audits all Department bureaus' financial 
statements. The Department's goal is for every bureau to receive an 
unqualified opinion. Accounts receivable confirmations are a common 
practice in the audit business. Due to continuously increasing scrutiny 
on financial audits, third-party confirmation on the validity of MMS 
financial records is necessary. Companies submit financial information 
on Form MMS-2014, Report of Sales and Royalty Remittance (OMB Control 
Number 1010-0140, expires October 31, 2006) and on Form MMS-4430, Solid 
Minerals Production and Royalty Report (OMB control Number 1010-0120, 
expires October 31, 2007).
    As part of CFO audits, the agent requests, by a specified date, 
third-party confirmation responses confirming that MMS accounts 
receivable records agree with royalty payor records, for the following 
items: Customer identification; royalty/invoice number; payor-assigned 
document number; date received; original amount reported; and remaining 
balance due MMS as of a specified date. In order to meet this 
requirement, MMS must mail letters on MMS letterhead, signed by the 
Deputy Associate Director for Minerals Revenue Management, to royalty 
payors selected by the agent at random, asking them to confirm back to 
the agent the accuracy and/or validity of selected royalty receivable 
items and amounts. Verifying the amounts reported and the balances due 
will require time for research and analysis by payors. The MMS will 
send confirmation request letters to all payors selected by the agent. 
They payors will be asked to submit confirmation response information 
directly to the agent.

Applicable Citations

    Applicable citations include:
    1. CFO (Pub. L. 101-576);
    2. FOGRMA, 30 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.;
    3. 30 U.S.C. 189 pertaining to Public Lands;
    4. 30 U.S.C 359 pertaining to Acquired Lands;
    5. 25 U.S.C. 396d pertaining to Indian Lands;
    6. 43 U.S.C. 1334 pertaining to Outer Continental Shelf Lands; and
    7. 30 U.S.C. 1713 pertaining to solid minerals and revised 
geothermal regulations at 30 CFR 210.354.
    Relevant Minerals Revenue Management (MRM) regulations are codified 
at 30 CFR subchapter A--Royalty Management:
    1. Part 201, General, et seq.;
    2. Part 206, Production valuation, subparts F and J;
    3. Part 210, Forms and reports, subparts B (Sec. Sec.  210.52 and 
210.53), E, and H; and
    4. Part 218, Collection of royalties, rentals, bonuses and other 
monies due the Federal Government, subparts B and E.
    Applicable public laws pertaining to mineral leases on Federal and 
Indian lands are located on our Web site at http://www.mrm.mms.gov/
Laws_R_D/PublicLawsAMR.htm.
    This collection does not require proprietary, trade secret, or 
other confidential information not protected by agency procedures, and 
no items of a sensitive nature are collected. The requirement to 
respond is voluntary.

OMB Approval

    This collection was originally approved under an emergency 
submission to OMB. The MMS is now requesting OMB's approval to continue 
to collect this information. Not collecting this information would 
limit the Secretary's ability to discharge her duties and may also 
result in loss of royalty payments. Failure to collect this information 
could be construed as a scope limitation for CFO audits. Also, 
proprietary information submitted is protected, and there are no 
questions of a sensitive nature included in this information 
collection.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: 125 Federal and 
Indian oil and gas and solid mineral royalty payors.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: 32 
hours. We estimate that each response will take 15 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-hour Cost'' 
Burden: We have identified no ``non-hour cost'' burden associated with 
the collection of information.
    Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) 
provides that an agency 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.
    Comments: Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA requires each agency ``* 
* * to provide notice * * * and otherwise consult with members of the 
public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of 
information * * *.'' Agencies must specifically solicit comments to: 
(a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the 
information is useful; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency's 
estimate of

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the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the 
quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and (d) minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    To comply with the public consultation process, we published a 
notice in the Federal Register on November 21, 2005 (70 FR 70095), 
announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The 
notice provided the required 60-day comment period. We receive no 
comments in response to the notice.
    If you wish to comment in response to this notice, you may send 
your comments to the offices listed under the ADDRESSES section of this 
notice. The OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the 
information collection but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, to 
ensure maximum consideration, OMB should receive public comments by 
March 24, 2006.
    Public Comment Policy: We will post all comments in response to 
this notice on our Web site at http://www.mrm.mms.gov/Laws_R_D/
InfoColl/InfoColCom.htm. We will also make copies of the comments 
available for public review, including names and addresses of 
respondents, during regular business hours at our offices in Lakewood, 
Colorado. Upon request, we will withhold an individual respondent's 
home address from the public record, as allowable by law. There also 
may be circumstances in which we would withhold a respondent's's 
identity, as allowable by law. If you request that we withhold your 
name and/or address, state your request prominently at the beginning of 
your comment. However, we will not consider anonymous comments. We will 
make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from 
individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of 
organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their 
entirety.
    MMM Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz, (202) 
208-7744.

    Dated: January 26, 2006.
Cathy J. Hamilton,
Acting Associate Director for Minerals Revenue Management.
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