Submission to Office of Management and Budget-Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0073, 2303-2305 [07-165]

Download as PDF 2303 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 11 / Thursday, January 18, 2007 / Notices Bureau of Land Management, Mail Stop 401LS, 1849 C Street, NW., ATTN: Bureau Information Collection Clearance Officer (WO–630), Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Shirlean Beshir to obtain copies and explanatory material on this information collection at (202) 452– 5033. 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 wek, to contact Ms. Beshir. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 6, 2006, the BLM published a notice in the Federal Register (71 FR 11224) requesting comments on the information collection. The comment period closed on May 5, 2006. The BLM did not receive any comments. We are soliciting comments on the following: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper functioning of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 43 CFR Citation locate and record a mining claim to protect investments in exploration and to have a secure tenure to discovered valuable mineral deposits. Locating a mining claim is not a prerequesite for conducting operations on the public lands, nor is it even a requirement for carrying out mining operations. The BLM uses the regulations at 43 CFR subpart 3809 to govern hardrock mineral exploration and development on the public lands and Federal interests in the lands. The hardrock minerals are subject to the provisions of the 1872 General Mining Law (30 U.S.C. 22, et seq., as amended). BLM collects form and nonform information on surface management activities from mining claimants and operators. Burden Estimate Per Form: The following chart lists form and non-form information collection requirements that are submitted quarterly, monthly, on occasion, and annually to the BLM by the private sector. (b) The accuracy of our estimates of the information collection burden, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions we use; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the information collection burden on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title: Surface Management (43 CFR subpart 3809). OMB Control Number: 1004–0194. Abstract: Under the General Mining Law, a citizen may enter onto public domain lands that are subject to the law to prospect and explore for valuable mineral deposits. They may do so without seeking the government’s permission beforehand. The rights to a deposit of a valuable mineral are granted through the act of discovering the mineral deposit. After making a discovery, a prospector may choose to Number of responses Subpart Forms Notice Level ................ Notice Level Modification. Notice Extension ......... Plan of Operations ...... EIS .............................. EA–Standard ............... EA–Exploration/Simple Plan Modificaton .......... EIS .............................. EA-Standard ................ EA-Exploration/Simple ........................ ........................ 386 108 32 hr @ 75 .................. 32 hr @ 75 .................. 12,352 3,456 926,400 259,200 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 169 54 6 16 35 96 2 29 62 30 minutes @ 75 ........ 245 hr @ 90 ................ 4960 hr @ 205 ............ 890 hr @ 90 ................ 320 hr @ 70 ................ 245 hr @ 90 ................ 4960 hr @ 205 ............ 890 hr @ 90 ................ 320 hr @ 70 ................ 85 13,230 29,760 14,240 11,200 23,520 9,920 25,810 19,840 6,253 1,190,700 6,100,800 1,281,600 784,000 2,116,900 2,033,600 2,322,900 1,388,800 Forms: 3809.500 ............... Financial Guarantee .... 3809.116 ............... Operator Change ........ 3809–1 3809–2 3809–4 3809–4a 3809–5 67 270 13 10 46 8 8 8 8 8 .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. 536 2,160 104 80 368 21,440 86,400 4,160 3,200 14,720 Total ............... ..................................... ........................ 1,369 ..................................... 166,661 18,537,273 Non-Forms: 3809.21/.301 ......... 3809.330 ............... 3809.333 ............... 3809.11/.401 ......... 3809.430 ............... Annual Responses: 1,369. Application Fee Per Response: 0. Annual Burden Hours: 166,661. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES hours hours hours hours hours DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Dated: January 11, 2007. Ted R. Hudson, Bureau of Land Management, Acting Division Chief Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 07–164 Filed 1–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–M Hours/$ [WO–320–1320–PB–24 1A] Submission to Office of Management and Budget—Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004–0073 Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:52 Jan 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 @ @ @ @ @ 40 40 40 40 40 Burden hours Burden/($) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted a request for an extension of an approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. DATES: The OMB is required to respond to this request within 60 days but may respond after 30 days. Submit your comments to OMB at the address below by February 20, 2007, to receive maximum consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the OMB, Interior Department Desk Officer (1004–0073), at OMB–OIRA e-mail OIRAlDOCKET@omb.eop.gov or via E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 2304 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 11 / Thursday, January 18, 2007 / Notices facsimile at (202) 395–6566. Also please send a copy of your comments to BLM via Internet and include your name, address, and ATTN: 1004–0073 in your Internet message to commentslwashington@blm.gov or via mail to: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Mail Stop 401LS, 1849 C Street, NW., ATTN: Bureau Information Collection Clearance Officer (WO–630), Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Shirlean Beshir to obtain copies and explanatory material on this information collection at (202) 452– 5033. 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. Beshir. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 6, 2006, the BLM published a notice in the Federal Register (71 FR 11221) requesting comments on the information collection. The comment period closed on May 5, 2006. The BLM did not receive any comments. We are soliciting comments on the following: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper functioning of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of our estimates of the information collection burden, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions we use; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the information collection burden on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title: Coal Management (43 CFR part 3400). OMB Control Number: 1004–0073. Abstract: The BLM manages the leasing and development of Federal coal under the regulations at 43 CFR Group 3400. These regulations implement numerous statutes including: (1) The Mineral Leasing Act of 1920; (2) The 1976 coal amendments (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.); (3) The Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands of 1947 (30 U.S.C. 351– 359); (4) The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1761 et seq.); (5) The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. 1201 et seq.); (6) The Multiple Mineral Development Act of 1954 (30 U.S.C. 521–531); (7) The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); and (8) The Act of October 30, 1978 (92 Stat. 2073–2075). BLM uses the information provided by the applicant(s) on BLM Forms 3400–12 and 3440–1 to determine if the applicant to lease or develop Federal coal is qualified to hold such a lease. Burden Estimate Per Form: We estimate it takes 1 hour to complete Form 3400–12 and 21 hours for Form 3440–1 and is submitted quarterly, monthly, and annually to the BLM by the private sector. The following chart lists non-form information collection requirements. Number of actions per year Public burden hours per action Total annual public burden hours Total annual public burden cost Coal Lease (Form 3400–12) ...................................................................... License to Mine (Form 3440–1) ................................................................. 43 CFR subpart 3410; Exploration License ............................................... 43 CFR subpart 3420; Regional Coal Licensing ....................................... 43 CFR subpart 3422; Coal Lease Sales .................................................. 43 CFR subpart 3425; Leasing-On-Application .......................................... 43 CFR subpart 3427; Surface Owner Consent ........................................ 43 CFR subpart 3430; Preference Right Leasing ..................................... 43 CFR subpart 3432; Lease Modifications ................................................ 43 CFR subpart 3440; License to Mine ...................................................... 43 CFR subpart 3452; Relinquishments .................................................... 43 CFR subpart 3453; Transfers, Assignments, and Subleases ............... 43 CFR subpart 3471; Coal Management Provisions and Limitations .... 43 CFR subpart 3472; Special Leasing Qualifications .............................. 43 CFR subpart 3474; Bonds .................................................................... 43 CFR subpart 3481; General Provisions ................................................ 43 CFR subpart 3482; Exploration and Resource Recovery and Protection Plans ..................................................................................................... r 43 CFR subpart 3483; Diligence Requirements ......................................... s 43 CFR subpart 3484; Performance Standards ........................................ t 43 CFR subpart 3485; Royalty Rate Reductions ....................................... u 43 CFR subpart 3485; Exploration and Production Reporting .................. v 43 CFR subpart 3486; Inspection, Enforcement, and Appeals ................. w 43 CFR subpart 3487; Logical Mining Unit ............................................... 10 1 21 1 10 8 43 1 5 1 4 9 9 10 141 1 1 1 24 25 30 308 1 800 12 21 18 10 3 3 8 1 10 1 504 25 300 2,464 43 800 60 21 72 90 27 30 1,128 1 $378 38 19,051 945 11,340 93,139 1,626 30,240 2,268 794 2,722 3,402 1,021 1,134 42,639 38 460 7 19 10 457 5 2 21 21 1 24 16 4 170 9,660 147 19 240 7,312 20 340 365,148 5,557 718 9,072 276,394 756 12,852 Total .......................................................................................................... 1,235 ........................ 23,314 881,272 Public burden hours information collected pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:52 Jan 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 11 / Thursday, January 18, 2007 / Notices Annual Responses: 1,235. Application Fee Per Response: $275 for 43 CFR 3410, $10 for 43 CFR 3440, and $55 for 43 CFR 3453. Annual Burden Hours: 23,314. Dated: January 11, 2007. Ted R. Hudson, Bureau of Land Managment, Acting Division Chief Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 07–165 Filed 1–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WO–230–1020–PB–24 1A] Submission to Office of Management and Budget—Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004–0058 Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted a request for an extension of an approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. DATES: The OMB is required to respond to this request within 60 days but may respond after 30 days. Submit your comments to OMB at the address below by February 20, 2007 to receive maximum consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the OMB, Interior Department Desk Officer (1004–0058), at OMD–OIRA e-mail OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov or via facsimile at (202) 395–6566. Also please send a copy of your comments to BLM via Internet and include your name, address, and ATTN: 1004–0058 in your Internet message to comments_washington@blm.gov or via mail to: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Mail Stop 401LS, 1849 C Street, NW., ATTN: Bureau Information Collection Clearance Officer (WO–630), Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Shirlean Beshire to obtain copies and explanatory material on this information collection at (202) 452– 5033. 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. Beshir. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 6, 2006, the BLM published a notice in pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:52 Jan 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 the Federal Register (71 FR 11222) requesting comments on the information collection. The comment period closed on May 5, 2006. The BLM did not receive any comments. We are soliciting comments on the following: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper functioning of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility. (b) The accuracy of our estimates of the information collection burden, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions we use; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the information collection burden on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title: Timber Export Reporting and Substitution Determination (43 CFR part 5420) OMB Control Number: 1004–0058. Abstract: The BLM manages and sells timber located on the revested Oregon and California Railroad and the reconveyed Coos Bay Wagon Road Grant Lands under the authority of the Act of August 28, 1937 (50 Stat. 875, 43 U.S.C. 1181e). Under the Act of July 31, 1947, as amended (61 Stat. 681, 30 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), BLM also manages and sells timber located on other lands under our jurisdiction. The Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriation Acts of 1975 and 1976 contained a requirement for the inclusion of provisions in timber sale contracts that will ensure that unprocessed timber sold from public lands under the jurisdiction of the BLM will not be exported or used by the purchasers as a substitute for timber they export or sell for export. The regulations at 43 CFR part 5400, Sales of Forest Products, General, cover these provisions. Timber purchasers or their afiliates must submit the information listed at 43 CFR 5424.1(a) using Form 5460–17, Substitution Determination. We collect the purchaser’s name, timber contract number, processing facility lcoation, total volume of Federal timber purchased on an annual basis, total volume of private timber exported on an annual basis, and method of measuring the volume. The regulation at 43 CFR 5424.1(b) requires that the purchasers or affiliates retain a record of Federal timber acquisitions and private timber exports for three years from the date the activity occurred. BLM uses this PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2305 information to determine if there was a substitution of Federal timber for exported private timber in violation of 43 CFR 5400.0–3(c). Burden Estimate Per Form: We estimate it takes 1 hour to complete Form 5460–17 and is submitted on occasion to the BLM by the private sector. Annual Responses: 1. Application Fee Per Response: 0. Annual Burden Hours: 1. Dated: January 11, 2007. Ted R. Hudson, Bureau of Land Management, Acting Division Chief Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 07–166 Filed 1–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WO–230–1020–PB–24 1A] Submission to Office of Management and Budget—Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004–0001 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) has submitted a request for an extension of an approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. DATES: The OMB is required to respond to this request within 60 days but may respond after 30 days. Submit your comments to OMB at the address below by February 20, 2007 to receive maximum consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the OMB, Interior Department Desk Officer (1004–0001), at OMB–OIRA via e-mail OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov or via facsimile at (202) 395–6566. Also please send a copy of your comments to BLM via Internet and include your name, address, and ATTN: 1004–0001 in your Internet message to comments_washington@blm.gov or via mail to: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Mail Stop 401LS, 1849 C Street, NW., ATTN: Bureau Information Collection Clearance Officer (WO–630), Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Shirlean Beshir to obtain copies and explanatory material on this information collection at (202) 452– 5033. Persons who use a E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1

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Submission to Office of Management and Budget--Information 
Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0073

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) has submitted a request for an 
extension of an approved information collection to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for approval.

DATES: The OMB is required to respond to this request within 60 days 
but may respond after 30 days. Submit your comments to OMB at the 
address below by February 20, 2007, to receive maximum consideration.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to the OMB, Interior Department Desk Officer 
(1004-0073), at OMB-OIRA e-mail OIRA--DOCKET@omb.eop.gov or via

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facsimile at (202) 395-6566. Also please send a copy of your comments 
to BLM via Internet and include your name, address, and ATTN: 1004-0073 
in your Internet message to comments_washington@blm.gov or via mail 
to: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Mail 
Stop 401LS, 1849 C Street, NW., ATTN: Bureau Information Collection 
Clearance Officer (WO-630), Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Shirlean Beshir to 
obtain copies and explanatory material on this information collection 
at (202) 452-5033. 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. Beshir.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 6, 2006, the BLM published a notice 
in the Federal Register (71 FR 11221) requesting comments on the 
information collection. The comment period closed on May 5, 2006. The 
BLM did not receive any comments. We are soliciting comments on the 
following:
    (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper functioning of the agency, including whether the information 
will have practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of our estimates of the information collection 
burden, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions we 
use;
    (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information collected; and
    (d) Ways to minimize the information collection burden on those who 
are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology.
    Title: Coal Management (43 CFR part 3400).
    OMB Control Number: 1004-0073.
    Abstract: The BLM manages the leasing and development of Federal 
coal under the regulations at 43 CFR Group 3400. These regulations 
implement numerous statutes including:
    (1) The Mineral Leasing Act of 1920;
    (2) The 1976 coal amendments (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.);
    (3) The Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands of 1947 (30 U.S.C. 
351-359);
    (4) The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 
1761 et seq.);
    (5) The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (30 
U.S.C. 1201 et seq.);
    (6) The Multiple Mineral Development Act of 1954 (30 U.S.C. 521-
531);
    (7) The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 
et seq.); and
    (8) The Act of October 30, 1978 (92 Stat. 2073-2075).
    BLM uses the information provided by the applicant(s) on BLM Forms 
3400-12 and 3440-1 to determine if the applicant to lease or develop 
Federal coal is qualified to hold such a lease.
    Burden Estimate Per Form: We estimate it takes 1 hour to complete 
Form 3400-12 and 21 hours for Form 3440-1 and is submitted quarterly, 
monthly, and annually to the BLM by the private sector.
    The following chart lists non-form information collection 
requirements.

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                                                     Number of     Public burden   Total annual    Total annual
    Public burden hours information collected       actions per      hours per     public burden   public burden
                                                       year           action           hours           cost
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a Coal Lease (Form 3400-12).....................              10               1              10            $378
b License to Mine (Form 3440-1).................               1               1               1              38
c 43 CFR subpart 3410; Exploration License......              21              24             504          19,051
d 43 CFR subpart 3420; Regional Coal Licensing..               1              25              25             945
e 43 CFR subpart 3422; Coal Lease Sales.........              10              30             300          11,340
f 43 CFR subpart 3425; Leasing-On-Application...               8             308           2,464          93,139
g 43 CFR subpart 3427; Surface Owner Consent....              43               1              43           1,626
h 43 CFR subpart 3430; Preference Right Leasing.               1             800             800          30,240
i 43 CFR subpart 3432; Lease Modifications......               5              12              60           2,268
j 43 CFR subpart 3440; License to Mine..........               1              21              21             794
k 43 CFR subpart 3452; Relinquishments..........               4              18              72           2,722
l 43 CFR subpart 3453; Transfers, Assignments,                 9              10              90           3,402
 and Subleases..................................
m 43 CFR subpart 3471; Coal Management                         9               3              27           1,021
 Provisions and Limitations.....................
n 43 CFR subpart 3472; Special Leasing                        10               3              30           1,134
 Qualifications.................................
o 43 CFR subpart 3474; Bonds....................             141               8           1,128          42,639
p 43 CFR subpart 3481; General Provisions.......               1               1               1              38
q 43 CFR subpart 3482; Exploration and Resource              460              21           9,660         365,148
 Recovery and Protection Plans..................
r 43 CFR subpart 3483; Diligence Requirements...               7              21             147           5,557
s 43 CFR subpart 3484; Performance Standards....              19               1              19             718
t 43 CFR subpart 3485; Royalty Rate Reductions..              10              24             240           9,072
u 43 CFR subpart 3485; Exploration and                       457              16           7,312         276,394
 Production Reporting...........................
v 43 CFR subpart 3486; Inspection, Enforcement,                5               4              20             756
 and Appeals....................................
w 43 CFR subpart 3487; Logical Mining Unit......               2             170             340          12,852
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    Total.......................................           1,235  ..............          23,314         881,272
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    Annual Responses: 1,235.
    Application Fee Per Response: $275 for 43 CFR 3410, $10 for 43 CFR 
3440, and $55 for 43 CFR 3453.
    Annual Burden Hours: 23,314.

    Dated: January 11, 2007.
Ted R. Hudson,
Bureau of Land Managment, Acting Division Chief Regulatory Affairs.
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