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Download as PDF 36035 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 126 / Monday, July 2, 2007 / Notices certification and reporting forms as required by the RRA, 43 CFR part 426, and 43 CFR part 428. This information allows us to establish water user compliance with Federal reclamation law. Changes to the RRA Forms and the Instructions to Those Forms Minor editorial changes were made to the currently approved RRA forms and the instructions to those forms prior to the 60-day comment period initiated by the notice published in the Federal Register (72 FR 9966, Mar. 6, 2007). Those changes were designed to assist the respondents by increasing their understanding of the forms, clarifying the instructions for use when completing the forms, and clarifying the information that is required to be submitted to the districts with the forms. We received no public comments from the 60-day public comment period. The proposed revisions to the RRA forms will be included starting in the 2008 water year. Estimated No. of respondents Form No. Frequency of response Frequency: Annually. Respondents: Contracting entities that are subject to the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law. Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 225. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.25. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 281. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 11,240 hours. Estimate of Burden for Each Form: Total Annual responses Burden hours per response Total burden hours 7–21SUMM–C and tabulation sheets .................................. 7–21SUMM–R and tabulation sheets .................................. 188 37 1.25 1.25 235 46 40 40 9,400 1,840 Total .............................................................................. 225 1.25 281 ........................ 11,240 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of our functions, including whether the information will have practical use; (b) the accuracy of our burden estimate for the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 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. Reclamation will display a valid OMB control number on the RRA forms. A Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published in the Federal Register (72 FR 9966, Mar. 6, 2007). No public comments were received. OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove this information collection, but may respond after 30 days; therefore, public comment should be submitted to OMB within 30 days in order to assure maximum consideration. Before including your address, telephone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information— may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:57 Jun 29, 2007 Jkt 211001 comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Roseann Gonzales, Director, Office of Program and Policy Services, Denver Office. [FR Doc. E7–12717 Filed 6–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Agency Information Collection; Activities Under OMB Review; Comment Request Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of renewal of a currently approved collection (OMB No. 1006– 0005). AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces the Bureau of Reclamation (we, our, or us) has forwarded the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval: Individual Landholder’s and Farm Operator’s Certification and Reporting Forms for Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 and 43 CFR part 428, OMB Control Number: 1006–0005. This ICR is required under the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (RRA), Acreage Limitation Rules and Regulations, 43 CFR part 426, and Information Requirements for Certain Farm Operations In Excess of 960 Acres and the Eligibility of Certain Formerly Excess Land, 43 CFR part 428. PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden. DATES: OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove this information collection, but may respond after 30 days; therefore, public comments must be received on or before August 1, 2007 to assure maximum consideration. ADDRESSES: You may send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, via facsimile to (202) 395–6566 or e-mail to OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. A copy of your comments should also be directed to the Bureau of Reclamation, Attention: 84–53000, P.O. Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225–0007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie McPhee at: (303) 445–2897. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Individual Landholder’s and Farm Operator’s Certification and Reporting Forms for Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 and 43 CFR part 428. Abstract: This information collection requires certain landholders (direct or indirect landowners or lessees) and farm operators to complete forms demonstrating their compliance with the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law. These forms are submitted to districts who use the information to establish each landholder’s status with respect to landownership limitations, full-cost pricing thresholds, lease requirements, and other provisions of Federal reclamation law. In addition, forms are E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 36036 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 126 / Monday, July 2, 2007 / Notices submitted by certain farm operators to provide information concerning the services they provide and the nature of their farm operating arrangements. All landholders whose entire westwide landholdings total 40 acres or less are exempt from the requirement to submit RRA forms. Landholders who are ‘‘qualified recipients’’ have RRA forms submittal thresholds of 80 acres or 240 acres depending on the district’s RRA forms submittal threshold category where the land is held. Only farm operators who provide multiple services to more than 960 acres held in trusts or by legal entities are required to submit forms. Changes to the RRA Forms and the Instructions to Those Forms Minor editorial changes were made to the currently approved RRA forms and the instructions to those forms prior to the 60-day comment period initiated by the notice published in the Federal Register (72 FR 9965, Mar. 6, 2007). Those changes were designed to assist the respondents by increasing their understanding of the forms, clarifying the instructions for use when completing the forms, and clarifying the information that is required to be submitted to the districts with the forms. We received no public comments from the 60-day public comment period. Estimated No. of respondents Form No. Total annual responses Burden estimate per form (in minutes) Total burden hours 7–2180 ........................................................................ 7–2180EZ ................................................................... 7–2181 ........................................................................ 7–2184 ........................................................................ 7–2190 ........................................................................ 7–2190EZ ................................................................... 7–2191 ........................................................................ 7–2194 ........................................................................ 7–21PE ....................................................................... 7–21PE–IND ............................................................... 7–21TRUST ................................................................ 7–21FARMOP ............................................................ 7–21VERIFY ............................................................... 7–21FC ....................................................................... 7–21XS ....................................................................... 7–21XSINAQ .............................................................. 7–21CONT–O ............................................................. 7–21CONT–L ............................................................. 7–21CONT–I .............................................................. 7–21INFO ................................................................... 4,686 483 1,369 36 1,841 109 879 4 166 5 1,002 196 6,175 243 164 0 0 0 0 0 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 0 0 0 0 0 4,780 493 1,396 37 1,878 111 897 4 169 5 1,022 200 6,299 248 167 0 0 0 0 0 60 45 78 45 60 45 78 45 75 12 60 78 12 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 4,780 370 1,815 28 1,878 83 1,166 3 211 1 1,022 260 1,260 124 84 0 0 0 0 0 Total .............................................................................. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Frequency of response The proposed revisions to the RRA forms will be included starting in the 2008 water year. Frequency: Annually. Respondents: Landholders and farm operators of certain lands in our projects, whose landholdings exceed specified RRA forms submittal thresholds. Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 17,358. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.02. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 17,706. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 13,085 hours. Estimate of Burden for Each Form: 17,358 1.02 17,706 ........................ 13,085 Comments Comments are invited on: (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of our functions, including whether the information will have practical use; (b) the accuracy of our burden estimate for the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 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. Reclamation will display a valid OMB control number on VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:57 Jun 29, 2007 Jkt 211001 the RRA forms. A Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published in the Federal Register (72 FR 9965, Mar. 6, 2007). No public comments were received. OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove this information collection, but may respond after 30 days; therefore, public comment should be submitted to OMB within 30 days in order to assure maximum consideration. Before including your address, telephone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information— may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Roseann Gonzales, Director, Office of Program and Policy Services, Denver Office. [FR Doc. E7–12718 Filed 6–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Proposed Lower Yuba River Accord, Yuba County, CA AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Hearing for the Draft Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement/(EIR/ EIS). ACTION: E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 126 (Monday, July 2, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36035-36036]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-12718]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Agency Information Collection; Activities Under OMB Review; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of renewal of a currently approved collection (OMB No. 
1006-0005).

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces the Bureau of Reclamation 
(we, our, or us) has forwarded the following Information Collection 
Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review 
and approval: Individual Landholder's and Farm Operator's Certification 
and Reporting Forms for Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 and 43 CFR 
part 428, OMB Control Number: 1006-0005. This ICR is required under the 
Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (RRA), Acreage Limitation Rules and 
Regulations, 43 CFR part 426, and Information Requirements for Certain 
Farm Operations In Excess of 960 Acres and the Eligibility of Certain 
Formerly Excess Land, 43 CFR part 428. The ICR describes the nature of 
the information collection and its expected cost and burden.

DATES: OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove this information 
collection, but may respond after 30 days; therefore, public comments 
must be received on or before August 1, 2007 to assure maximum 
consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any 
other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for 
reducing the burden, to the Desk Officer for the Department of the 
Interior at the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, via facsimile to (202) 395-6566 or e-mail to 
OIRA--DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. A copy of your comments should also be 
directed to the Bureau of Reclamation, Attention: 84-53000, P.O. Box 
25007, Denver, CO 80225-0007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie McPhee at: (303) 445-2897.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Individual Landholder's and Farm Operator's Certification 
and Reporting Forms for Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 and 43 CFR 
part 428.
    Abstract: This information collection requires certain landholders 
(direct or indirect landowners or lessees) and farm operators to 
complete forms demonstrating their compliance with the acreage 
limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law. These forms are 
submitted to districts who use the information to establish each 
landholder's status with respect to landownership limitations, full-
cost pricing thresholds, lease requirements, and other provisions of 
Federal reclamation law. In addition, forms are

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submitted by certain farm operators to provide information concerning 
the services they provide and the nature of their farm operating 
arrangements. All landholders whose entire westwide landholdings total 
40 acres or less are exempt from the requirement to submit RRA forms. 
Landholders who are ``qualified recipients'' have RRA forms submittal 
thresholds of 80 acres or 240 acres depending on the district's RRA 
forms submittal threshold category where the land is held. Only farm 
operators who provide multiple services to more than 960 acres held in 
trusts or by legal entities are required to submit forms.

Changes to the RRA Forms and the Instructions to Those Forms

    Minor editorial changes were made to the currently approved RRA 
forms and the instructions to those forms prior to the 60-day comment 
period initiated by the notice published in the Federal Register (72 FR 
9965, Mar. 6, 2007). Those changes were designed to assist the 
respondents by increasing their understanding of the forms, clarifying 
the instructions for use when completing the forms, and clarifying the 
information that is required to be submitted to the districts with the 
forms. We received no public comments from the 60-day public comment 
period. The proposed revisions to the RRA forms will be included 
starting in the 2008 water year.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Respondents: Landholders and farm operators of certain lands in our 
projects, whose landholdings exceed specified RRA forms submittal 
thresholds.
    Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 17,358.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.02.
    Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 17,706.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 13,085 hours.
    Estimate of Burden for Each Form:

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                                                                                      Burden
                                   Estimated No.   Frequency of    Total annual    estimate per    Total burden
            Form No.              of respondents     response        responses       form (in          hours
                                                                                     minutes)
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Form 7-2180.....................           4,686            1.02           4,780              60           4,780
Form 7-2180EZ...................             483            1.02             493              45             370
Form 7-2181.....................           1,369            1.02           1,396              78           1,815
Form 7-2184.....................              36            1.02              37              45              28
Form 7-2190.....................           1,841            1.02           1,878              60           1,878
Form 7-2190EZ...................             109            1.02             111              45              83
Form 7-2191.....................             879            1.02             897              78           1,166
Form 7-2194.....................               4            1.02               4              45               3
Form 7-21PE.....................             166            1.02             169              75             211
Form 7-21PE-IND.................               5            1.02               5              12               1
Form 7-21TRUST..................           1,002            1.02           1,022              60           1,022
Form 7-21FARMOP.................             196            1.02             200              78             260
Form 7-21VERIFY.................           6,175            1.02           6,299              12           1,260
Form 7-21FC.....................             243            1.02             248              30             124
Form 7-21XS.....................             164            1.02             167              30              84
Form 7-21XSINAQ.................               0               0               0               0               0
Form 7-21CONT-O.................               0               0               0               0               0
Form 7-21CONT-L.................               0               0               0               0               0
Form 7-21CONT-I.................               0               0               0               0               0
Form 7-21INFO...................               0               0               0               0               0
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    Total.......................          17,358            1.02          17,706  ..............          13,085
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Comments

    Comments are invited on:
    (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of our functions, including whether the 
information will have practical use;
    (b) the accuracy of our burden estimate for the proposed collection 
of information;
    (c) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    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. Reclamation will display a valid 
OMB control number on the RRA forms. A Federal Register notice with a 
60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of 
information was published in the Federal Register (72 FR 9965, Mar. 6, 
2007). No public comments were received.
    OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove this information 
collection, but may respond after 30 days; therefore, public comment 
should be submitted to OMB within 30 days in order to assure maximum 
consideration.
    Before including your address, telephone number, e-mail address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

Roseann Gonzales,
Director, Office of Program and Policy Services, Denver Office.
 [FR Doc. E7-12718 Filed 6-29-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-MN-P