Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, 62010-62012 [E6-17538]

Download as PDF 62010 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 203 / Friday, October 20, 2006 / Notices Carlsbad, NM 88220; BLM Roswell Field Office, 2909 West Second Street, Roswell, NM 88201. The current RMPs/ EISs, and all other documents relevant to this planning process, are available for public review at the Field Offices at the above addresses. Dated: June 6, 2006. Linda S.C. Rundell, New Mexico State Director. [FR Doc. E6–17452 Filed 10–19–06; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [ES–960–1910–BK, Group 26, Maine] Notice of Filing of Plat of Survey; Maine The plat of the dependent resurvey of the boundaries of lands held in trust by the United States, for the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, in Presque Isle, Aroostook County, Maine, known as the ‘‘Bonaire Housing Complex’’, will be officially filed in Eastern States, Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. The survey was requested by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. All inquiries or protests concerning the technical aspects of the survey must be sent to the Chief Cadastral Surveyor, Eastern States, Bureau of Land Management, 7450 Boston Boulevard, Springfield, Virginia 22153. Copies of the plat will be made available upon request and prepayment of the reproduction fee of $2.75 per copy. Michael Young, Cadastral Chief, Eastern States. [FR Doc. E6–17560 Filed 10–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GJ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of a revision of a currently approved information collection (OMB Control Number 1010– 0140). jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that Jkt 211001 Title: 30 CFR Part 210—Forms and Reports. OMB Control Number: 1010–0140. Bureau Form Number: Form MMS– 2014. Abstract: The Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior is responsible for matters relevant to mineral resource development on Federal and Indian lands and the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The Secretary, under the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 1923) and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1353), is responsible for managing the production of minerals from Federal and Indian lands and the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request 15:52 Oct 19, 2006 Submit written comments on or before November 20, 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 1010–0140). Please also send a copy of your comments to MMS via e-mail at mrm.comments@mms.gov. 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. If you do not receive a confirmation that we have received your e-mail, contact Ms. Gebhardt at (303) 231–3211. You may also mail a copy of your comments 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-deliver your comments, our courier address is Building 85, Room A– 614, Denver Federal Center, West 6th Ave. and Kipling Blvd., Denver, Colorado 80225. 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, copies of (1) the ICR, (2) any associated forms, and (3) regulations that require the subject collection of information. DATES: BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR Part 210—Forms and Reports, regarding Form MMS–2014, Report of Sales and Royalty Remittance. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OCS, collecting royalties from lessees who produce minerals, and distributing the funds collected in accordance with applicable laws. The Secretary has a trust responsibility to manage Indian lands and seek advice and information from Indian beneficiaries. The MMS performs the royalty management functions and assists the Secretary in carrying out the Department’s trust responsibility for Indian lands. The Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act (FOGRMA) of 1982, 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 MMS collects the information on Form MMS–2014, Report of Sales and Royalty Remittance, which is the only document used for reporting oil and gas royalties, certain rents, and other lease-related transactions (e.g., transportation and processing allowances, lease adjustments, and quality and location differentials). The information collected includes data necessary to ensure that the royalties are paid appropriately. The persons or entities described under FOGRMA at 30 U.S.C. 1713 are required to make reports and submit reasonable information as defined by the Secretary. 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. Public laws pertaining to mineral royalties are located on our Web site at http://www.mrm.mms.gov/Laws_R_D/ PublicLawsAMR.htm. The MMS is requesting OMB’s approval to continue to collect this information using Form MMS–2014. Not collecting this information would limit the Secretary’s ability to discharge his/her duties and may also result in E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 203 / Friday, October 20, 2006 / Notices loss of royalty payments. Any proprietary information submitted is protected, and there are no questions of a sensitive nature included in this information collection. The requirement to respond is mandatory. Frequency: Monthly and as required. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: 2,070 lessees. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: 158,821 hours. We have not included in our estimates certain requirements 62011 performed in the normal course of business and considered usual and customary. The following chart shows the estimated burden hours by CFR section and paragraph: RESPONDENTS’ ESTIMATED ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS 30 CFR part 210 Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Average number of annual responses Hour burden Annual burden hours Electronic (99 percent) 210.20(a); 210.21(c)(1); 210.50; 210.52(a)(1), (a)(2), (b), (c), and (d); and 210.354. 210.20 When is electronic reporting required? (a) You must submit Form MMS–2014 * * * to MMS electronically. * * * 210.21 How do you report electronically? (c)(1) You must submit an electronic sample of your report for MMS approval * * * 1 0.05 3,103,265 155,163 Manual (1 percent) 210.50 Required recordkeeping. * * * Records may be maintained in microfilm, microfiche, or other recorded media * * * 210.52 Report of sales and royalty remittance. (a) You must submit a completed Form MMS–2014 (Report of Sales and Royalty Remittance) to MMS with: (1) All royalty payments; and (2) Rents on nonproducing leases * * * (b) When you submit Form MMS–2014 data electronically, you must not submit the form itself. (c) Completed Forms MMS–2014 for royalty payments are due by the end of the month following the production month. (d) * * * completed Forms MMS–2014 for rental payments are due no later than the anniversary date of the lease. 210.354 Monthly report of sales and royalty. A completed * * * (Form MMS–2014) must be submitted each month once sales or utilization of production occur * * * This report is due on or before the last day of the month following the month in which production was sold or utilized * * * 210.351 210.351 Required recordkeeping. 2 0.1167 31,346 3,658 Burden hours covered under § 210.354 above * * * Records may be maintained on microfilm, microfiche, or other recorded media that are easily reproducible and readable. * * * Burden Hour Total .............................................................................................. .............................. 3,134,611 158,821 13 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES minutes. 2 7 minutes. Note.—Each line is considered one response/report. 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:52 Oct 19, 2006 Jkt 211001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 70092), announcing that we would submit this E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 62012 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 203 / Friday, October 20, 2006 / Notices ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day comment period. We received 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 November 20, 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 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. MMS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz, (202) 208–7744. accomplished to include private property that the owner wishes to sell to the United States for the use of Sequoia National Park and which the National Park Service has concluded would be a valuable addition to the park. The real property added to the park is depicted as Tract 05–110 on Drawing No. 102/80,034, Sheet 6 of 8, Segment Map 05, dated January 3, 2005. This map is on file and available for inspection at the following locations: National Park Service, Land Resources Program Center, Pacific West Region, 1111 Jackson St., Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94607, and National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Park Service, Chief, Pacific Land Resources Program Center, Pacific West Region, 1111 Jackson St., Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94607, (510) 817– 1414. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Act of November 10, 1978 provides that, after notifying the House Committee on Resources and the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Secretary of the Interior may make minor revisions to the boundary of Sequoia National Park by publication of a revised map or description in the Federal Register. Dated: June 14, 2006. Shirley M. Conway, Acting Associate Director for Minerals Revenue Management. [FR Doc. E6–17538 Filed 10–19–06; 8:45 am] Notice of Availability for the Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the North Unit of Badlands National Park, SD BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/ EIS) for Badlands National Park—North Unit. DATES: The NPS will execute a record of decision (ROD) no sooner than 30 days following the publication of a notice of availability for the final GMP/EIS in the Federal Register by the Environmental Protection Agency. ADDRESSES: Copies of the final GMP/EIS are available upon request by writing the Superintendent, Badlands National DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Minor Boundary Revision at Sequoia National Park National Park Service, Interior. Announcement of park boundary revision. AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice is hereby given that the boundary of Sequoia National Park is modified to include approximately 11.83 acres of real property adjacent to the park. This adjustment is SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:52 Oct 19, 2006 Jkt 211001 Dated: August 1, 2006. Jonathan B, Jarvis, Regional Director, Pacific West Region. [FR Doc. E6–17559 Filed 10–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–X2–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Park, P.O. Box 6, Interior, South Dakota 57750–0006. The document is also available to be picked up at park headquarters located at Cedar Pass in Interior, South Dakota. In addition, the final GMP/EIS is available on the Internet at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Paige Baker, P.O. Box 6, Interior, South Dakota 57750–0006, telephone 605–433–5280. The NPS prepared a Draft GMP/EIS for Badlands National Park and made it available for public review for 90 days (September 2005 to January 2006), during which time the NPS distributed over 300 copies of the draft. The draft was available at the Badlands National Park and on the Internet. A total of 17 written comments were received, and 25 participants attended 3 open houses. The general opinion from the public comment period is that the correct path to pursue for future management of the Badlands National Park is the preferred alternative, Alternative B. Comments from individuals and public agencies did not require the addition of other alternatives, significantly alter existing alternatives, or make changes to the impact analysis of the effects of any alternative. Our practice is to make comments, including names, home addresses, home phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of respondents available for public review. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their names and/or home addresses, etc., but if you wish us to consider withholding this information you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. In addition, you must present a rationale for withholding this information. This rationale must demonstrate that disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy. Unsupported assertions will not meet this burden. In the absence of exceptional, documentable circumstances, this information will be released. We will always make submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives of or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 1, 2006. Ernest Quintana, Regional Director, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. E6–17558 Filed 10–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–AD–P E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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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 revision of a currently approved information 
collection (OMB Control Number 1010-0140).

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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 30 CFR Part 210--Forms and 
Reports, regarding Form MMS-2014, Report of Sales and Royalty 
Remittance. 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 November 20, 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 1010-0140).
    Please also send a copy of your comments to MMS via e-mail at 
mrm.comments@mms.gov. 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. If you do not receive a 
confirmation that we have received your e-mail, contact Ms. Gebhardt at 
(303) 231-3211.
    You may also mail a copy of your comments 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-deliver your 
comments, our courier address is Building 85, Room A-614, Denver 
Federal Center, West 6th Ave. and Kipling Blvd., Denver, Colorado 
80225.

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, copies of (1) the 
ICR, (2) any associated forms, and (3) regulations that require the 
subject collection of information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR Part 210--Forms and Reports.
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0140.
    Bureau Form Number: Form MMS-2014.
    Abstract: The Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior is 
responsible for matters relevant to mineral resource development on 
Federal and Indian lands and the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The 
Secretary, under the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 1923) and the Outer 
Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1353), is responsible for 
managing the production of minerals from Federal and Indian lands and 
the OCS, collecting royalties from lessees who produce minerals, and 
distributing the funds collected in accordance with applicable laws.
    The Secretary has a trust responsibility to manage Indian lands and 
seek advice and information from Indian beneficiaries. The MMS performs 
the royalty management functions and assists the Secretary in carrying 
out the Department's trust responsibility for Indian lands.
    The Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act (FOGRMA) of 1982, 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 MMS collects the 
information on Form MMS-2014, Report of Sales and Royalty Remittance, 
which is the only document used for reporting oil and gas royalties, 
certain rents, and other lease-related transactions (e.g., 
transportation and processing allowances, lease adjustments, and 
quality and location differentials). The information collected includes 
data necessary to ensure that the royalties are paid appropriately.
    The persons or entities described under FOGRMA at 30 U.S.C. 1713 
are required to make reports and submit reasonable information as 
defined by the Secretary. 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.
    Public laws pertaining to mineral royalties are located on our Web 
site at http://www.mrm.mms.gov/Laws_R_D/PublicLawsAMR.htm.
    The MMS is requesting OMB's approval to continue to collect this 
information using Form MMS-2014. Not collecting this information would 
limit the Secretary's ability to discharge his/her duties and may also 
result in

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loss of royalty payments. Any proprietary information submitted is 
protected, and there are no questions of a sensitive nature included in 
this information collection. The requirement to respond is mandatory.
    Frequency: Monthly and as required.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: 2,070 lessees.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: 
158,821 hours.
    We have not included in our estimates certain requirements 
performed in the normal course of business and considered usual and 
customary. The following chart shows the estimated burden hours by CFR 
section and paragraph:

                                   Respondents' Estimated Annual Burden Hours
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Reporting and
        30 CFR part 210               recordkeeping         Hour burden     Average number of    Annual burden
                                       requirement                           annual responses        hours
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                                                                         Electronic (99 percent)
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
210.20(a); 210.21(c)(1);         210.20 When is
 210.50; 210.52(a)(1), (a)(2),    electronic reporting
 (b), (c), and (d); and 210.354.  required?
                                 (a) You must submit
                                  Form MMS-2014 * * *
                                  to MMS
                                  electronically. * * *.
                                 210.21 How do you
                                  report
                                  electronically?.
                                 (c)(1) You must submit           \1\ 0.05          3,103,265            155,163
                                  an electronic sample
                                  of your report for
                                  MMS approval * * *
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            Manual (1 percent)
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
                                 210.50 Required
                                  recordkeeping.
                                 * * * Records may be           \2\ 0.1167             31,346              3,658
                                  maintained in
                                  microfilm,
                                  microfiche, or other
                                  recorded media * * *
                                 210.52 Report of sales
                                  and royalty
                                  remittance.
                                 (a) You must submit a
                                  completed Form MMS-
                                  2014 (Report of Sales
                                  and Royalty
                                  Remittance) to MMS
                                  with:
                                 (1) All royalty
                                  payments; and
                                 (2) Rents on
                                  nonproducing leases *
                                  * *
                                 (b) When you submit
                                  Form MMS-2014 data
                                  electronically, you
                                  must not submit the
                                  form itself.
                                 (c) Completed Forms
                                  MMS-2014 for royalty
                                  payments are due by
                                  the end of the month
                                  following the
                                  production month.
                                 (d) * * * completed                                           .................
                                  Forms MMS-2014 for
                                  rental payments are
                                  due no later than the
                                  anniversary date of
                                  the lease.
                                 210.354 Monthly report
                                  of sales and royalty.
                                 A completed * * *                                             .................
                                  (Form MMS-2014) must
                                  be submitted each
                                  month once sales or
                                  utilization of
                                  production occur * *
                                  * This report is due
                                  on or before the last
                                  day of the month
                                  following the month
                                  in which production
                                  was sold or utilized
                                  * * *
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
210.351                          210.351 Required            Burden hours covered under Sec.   210.354 above
                                  recordkeeping.
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
                                 * * * Records may be
                                  maintained on
                                  microfilm,
                                  microfiche, or other
                                  recorded media that
                                  are easily
                                  reproducible and
                                  readable. * * *
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    Burden Hour Total..................................  .................          3,134,611            158,821
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ 3 minutes.
\2\ 7 minutes.
Note.--Each line is considered one response/report.

    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 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 70092), 
announcing that we would submit this

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ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day 
comment period. We received 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 
November 20, 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 
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.
    MMS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz, (202) 
208-7744.

    Dated: June 14, 2006.
Shirley M. Conway,
Acting Associate Director for Minerals Revenue Management.
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