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Download as PDF 61796 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 202 / Thursday, October 19, 2006 / Notices comments. Any determination by the BLM to release or withhold the names and/or addresses of those who comment will be made on a case-by-case basis. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. Any adverse comments will be reviewed by the Nevada State Director, who may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action and issue a final determination. In the absence of timely filed objections, this realty action will become the final determination of the Department of the Interior. (Authority: 43 CFR 2711.1–2(a)) Dated: August 31, 2006. Alan R. Buehler, Acting Assistant Field Manager, Tonopah. [FR Doc. E6–17399 Filed 10–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [MT–926–07–1420–BJ–TRST] Montana: Filing of Plat of Survey Bureau of Land Management, Montana State Office, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Filing of Plat of Survey. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Montana State Office, Billings, Montana, (30) days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marvin Montoya, Cadastral Surveyor, Branch of Cadastral Survey, Bureau of Land Management, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101–4669, telephone (406) 896–5124 or (406) 896– 5009. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This survey was executed at the request of the Regional Director, Rocky Mountain Region, Billings, Montana, and was necessary to determine Trust and Tribal lands. the meanders of the present left bank of the Missouri River, downstream through sections 14 and 15, and through a portion of section 16, the limits of erosion, downstream through sections 14 and 15, the meanders of the former left bank of certain relicted channels in sections 14 and 15, and the medial line of certain relicted channels in sections 14 and 15, certain division of accretion and partition lines, and two islands Tracts 37 and 38, Township 27 North, Range 50 East, Principal Meridian, Montana, was accepted October 5, 2006. We will place a copy of the plat, in 2 sheets, and related field notes we described in the open files. They will be available to the public as a matter of information. If BLM receives a protest against this survey, as shown on this plat, in 2 sheets, prior to the date of the official filing, we will stay the filing pending our consideration of the protest. We will not officially file this plat, in 2 sheets, until the day after we have accepted or dismissed all protests and they have become final, including decisions or appeals. Dated: October 12, 2006. Thomas M. Deiling, Chief Cadastral Surveyor, Division of Resources. [FR Doc. E6–17422 Filed 10–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P SUMMARY: cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES The lands we surveyed are: Principal Meridian, Montana T. 27 N., R. 50 E. The plat, in 2 sheets, representing the corrective dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines, a portion of the subdivision of sections 15 and 16, and the division of accretion lines in sections 15 and 16, and the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines, a portion of the subdivision of sections 14, 15, and 16, the adjusted original meanders of the former left bank of the Missouri River, downstream through sections 14, 15, and 16, and the subdivision of section 14, and the survey of VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:50 Oct 18, 2006 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of a new information collection (1010–NEW). AGENCY: 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) for a new approval of the paperwork requirements that address the narrative portion only of MMS’s Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) which is a grant program. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 gave responsibility to MMS for CIAP by amending Section 31 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1356a; Appendix A). This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Submit written comments by November 20, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior via OMB e-mail: (OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov); or by fax (202) 395–6566; identify with (1010– NEW). Submit a copy of your comments to the Department of the Interior, MMS, via: • MMS’s Public Connect on-line commenting system, https:// ocsconnect.mms.gov. Follow the instructions on the Web site for submitting comments. • E-mail MMS at rules.comments@mms.gov. Use Information Collection Number 1010– NEW, CIAP, in the subject line. • Fax: 703–787–1093. Identify with Information Collection Number 1010– NEW, CIAP. • Mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the Interior; Minerals Management Service; Attention: Rules Processing Team (RPT); 381 Elden Street, MS–4024; Herndon, Virginia 20170–4817. Please reference ‘‘Information Collection 1010-NEW, CIAP’’ in your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Blundon, Rules Processing Team, (703) 787–1600. You may also contact Cheryl Blundon to obtain a copy, at no cost, of the ICR and the authority that require the subject collection of information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Coastal Impact Assistance Program. OMB Control Number: 1010–NEW. Abstract: With the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), the Minerals Management Service (MMS) was given responsibility for the Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) through the amendment of Section 31 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1356a Appendix A). The program was authorized for FY 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. The CIAP recognizes that impacts from Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas activities fall disproportionately on the coastal states and localities nearest to where the activities occur, and where associated facilities are located. The CIAP legislation appropriates money for eligible states and coastal political subdivisions for coastal restoration/improvement projects. MMS shall disburse $250 million for each FY 2007 through 2010 DATES: E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1 cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 202 / Thursday, October 19, 2006 / Notices to eligible producing states and coastal political subdivisions (CPSs) through a grant program. The funds allocated to each state are based on the proportion of qualified OCS revenues offshore the individual state to total qualified OCS revenues from all states. In order to receive funds, the states submit CIAP narratives detailing how the funds will be expended. Alabama, Alaska, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas are the only eligible states under EPAct. Counties, parishes, or equivalent units of government within those states lying all or in part within the coastal zone, as defined by section 304(1) of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) 1972, as amended, are the coastal political subdivisions eligible for CIAP funding, a total of 67 local jurisdictions. To approve a plan, legislation requires that the Secretary of the Interior must be able to determine that the funds will be used in accordance with EPAct criteria and that projects will use the funds according to the EPAct. To confirm appropriate use of funds, MMS requires affirmation of grantees meeting Federal, state, and local laws and adequate project descriptions. To accomplish this, MMS is providing in its CIAP Environmental Assessment a suggested narrative format to be followed by each applicant for a CIAP grant. This narrative will assist MMS in its review of applications to determine that adequate and appropriate measures were taken to meet the laws that affect the proposed coastal projects. This narrative will be submitted electronically as part of the grant application. At that time, applicants will be obliged to fill out several OMBapproved standard forms as well. Most of the eligible states and CPSs, as experienced grant applicants, will be familiar with this narrative request. This information collection request (ICR) addresses the narrative portion only of the MMS CIAP grant program. Frequency: On occasion. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 73 total respondents. This includes 6 states and 67 boroughs, parishes, etc. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: The estimated annual ‘‘hour’’ burden for this information collection is a total of 12,600 hours. In calculating the burdens, we assumed that respondents perform certain requirements in the normal course of their activities. We consider these to be usual and customary and took that into account in estimating the burden. There are approximately six states and 67 parishes, boroughs, counties, etc. Submissions are generally on an VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:50 Oct 18, 2006 Jkt 211001 occasion basis. The estimated annual ‘‘hour’’ burden for this information collection is a total of 12,600 hours. We expect each project narrative will take 42 hours to complete. We anticipate an average of 300 projects per year. Based on a cost factor of $50 per hour, we estimate the total annual cost to industry is $630,000 (42 hrs × 300 projects = 12,600 hrs × $50 per hour = $630,000). Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: We have identified no paperwork ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens 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 a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. Comments: Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) 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 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 according to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), we published a Federal Register notice (71 FR 29666, May 23, 2006) outlining the collection of information and announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day comment period. We have received no comments in response to this effort. 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61797 public comments by November 20, 2006. Public Comment Procedures: MMS’s practice is to make comments, including names and addresses of respondents, available for public review. If you wish your name and/or address to be withheld, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. MMS will honor the request to the extent allowable by the law; however, anonymous comments will not be considered. There may be circumstances in which we would withhold from the record a respondent’s identity, as allowable by the law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. In addition, you must present a rationale for withholding this information. This rationale must demonstrate that disclosure ‘‘would constitute an unwarranted invasion of privacy.’’ Unsupported assertions will not meet this burden. In the absence of exceptional, documentable circumstances, this information will be released. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. MMS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz (202) 208–7744. Dated: August 2, 2006. E.P. Danenberger, Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. E6–17514 Filed 10–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Upper Truckee River and Marsh Restoration Project, El Dorado County, CA Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement/ environmental impact statement/ environmental impact report (EIS/EIS/ EIR) and notice of scoping meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) Compact and Chapter 5 of the TRPA Code of Ordinances, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Department of the Interior, Bureau of E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1

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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 a new information collection (1010-NEW).

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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) for a new approval of the paperwork 
requirements that address the narrative portion only of MMS's Coastal 
Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) which is a grant program.
    The Energy Policy Act of 2005 gave responsibility to MMS for CIAP 
by amending Section 31 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 
U.S.C. 1356a; Appendix A).
    This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to 
comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.

DATES: Submit written comments by November 20, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection 
directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for 
the Department of the Interior via OMB e-mail: (OIRA--
DOCKET@omb.eop.gov); or by fax (202) 395-6566; identify with (1010-
NEW).
    Submit a copy of your comments to the Department of the Interior, 
MMS, via:
     MMS's Public Connect on-line commenting system, https://
ocsconnect.mms.gov. Follow the instructions on the Web site for 
submitting comments.
     E-mail MMS at rules.comments@mms.gov. Use Information 
Collection Number 1010-NEW, CIAP, in the subject line.
     Fax: 703-787-1093. Identify with Information Collection 
Number 1010-NEW, CIAP.
     Mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the 
Interior; Minerals Management Service; Attention: Rules Processing Team 
(RPT); 381 Elden Street, MS-4024; Herndon, Virginia 20170-4817. Please 
reference ``Information Collection 1010-NEW, CIAP'' in your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Blundon, Rules Processing Team, 
(703) 787-1600. You may also contact Cheryl Blundon to obtain a copy, 
at no cost, of the ICR and the authority that require the subject 
collection of information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Coastal Impact Assistance Program.
    OMB Control Number: 1010-NEW.
    Abstract: With the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 
(EPAct), the Minerals Management Service (MMS) was given responsibility 
for the Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) through the amendment 
of Section 31 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1356a 
Appendix A). The program was authorized for FY 2007, 2008, 2009, and 
2010.
    The CIAP recognizes that impacts from Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) 
oil and gas activities fall disproportionately on the coastal states 
and localities nearest to where the activities occur, and where 
associated facilities are located. The CIAP legislation appropriates 
money for eligible states and coastal political subdivisions for 
coastal restoration/improvement projects. MMS shall disburse $250 
million for each FY 2007 through 2010

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to eligible producing states and coastal political subdivisions (CPSs) 
through a grant program. The funds allocated to each state are based on 
the proportion of qualified OCS revenues offshore the individual state 
to total qualified OCS revenues from all states. In order to receive 
funds, the states submit CIAP narratives detailing how the funds will 
be expended. Alabama, Alaska, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, and 
Texas are the only eligible states under EPAct. Counties, parishes, or 
equivalent units of government within those states lying all or in part 
within the coastal zone, as defined by section 304(1) of the Coastal 
Zone Management Act (CZMA) 1972, as amended, are the coastal political 
subdivisions eligible for CIAP funding, a total of 67 local 
jurisdictions.
    To approve a plan, legislation requires that the Secretary of the 
Interior must be able to determine that the funds will be used in 
accordance with EPAct criteria and that projects will use the funds 
according to the EPAct. To confirm appropriate use of funds, MMS 
requires affirmation of grantees meeting Federal, state, and local laws 
and adequate project descriptions. To accomplish this, MMS is providing 
in its CIAP Environmental Assessment a suggested narrative format to be 
followed by each applicant for a CIAP grant. This narrative will assist 
MMS in its review of applications to determine that adequate and 
appropriate measures were taken to meet the laws that affect the 
proposed coastal projects. This narrative will be submitted 
electronically as part of the grant application. At that time, 
applicants will be obliged to fill out several OMB-approved standard 
forms as well. Most of the eligible states and CPSs, as experienced 
grant applicants, will be familiar with this narrative request.
    This information collection request (ICR) addresses the narrative 
portion only of the MMS CIAP grant program.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 73 
total respondents. This includes 6 states and 67 boroughs, parishes, 
etc.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: The 
estimated annual ``hour'' burden for this information collection is a 
total of 12,600 hours. In calculating the burdens, we assumed that 
respondents perform certain requirements in the normal course of their 
activities. We consider these to be usual and customary and took that 
into account in estimating the burden. There are approximately six 
states and 67 parishes, boroughs, counties, etc. Submissions are 
generally on an occasion basis. The estimated annual ``hour'' burden 
for this information collection is a total of 12,600 hours. We expect 
each project narrative will take 42 hours to complete. We anticipate an 
average of 300 projects per year. Based on a cost factor of $50 per 
hour, we estimate the total annual cost to industry is $630,000 (42 hrs 
x 300 projects = 12,600 hrs x $50 per hour = $630,000).
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: We 
have identified no paperwork ``non-hour cost'' burdens 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 a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 
Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated 
to respond.
    Comments: Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et 
seq.) 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 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 according to section 
3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), we published a 
Federal Register notice (71 FR 29666, May 23, 2006) outlining the 
collection of information and announcing that we would submit this ICR 
to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day comment 
period. We have received no comments in response to this effort.
    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. 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 November 20, 2006.
    Public Comment Procedures: MMS's practice is to make comments, 
including names and addresses of respondents, available for public 
review. If you wish your name and/or address to be withheld, you must 
state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. MMS will honor 
the request to the extent allowable by the law; however, anonymous 
comments will not be considered. There may be circumstances in which we 
would withhold from the record a respondent's identity, as allowable by 
the law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must 
state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. In addition, 
you must present a rationale for withholding this information. This 
rationale must demonstrate that disclosure ``would constitute an 
unwarranted invasion of privacy.'' Unsupported assertions will not meet 
this burden. In the absence of exceptional, documentable circumstances, 
this information will be released. All submissions from organizations 
or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as 
representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be 
made available for public inspection in their entirety.
    MMS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz (202) 
208-7744.

    Dated: August 2, 2006.
E.P. Danenberger,
Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
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