Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0009, 73876-73877 [E7-25217]

Download as PDF 73876 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary Reaffirmation of Statement of Findings: Southern Arizona Water Rights Settlement Amendments Act of 2004 Office of the Secretary, Interior. Notice of Statement of Findings in accordance with Title III of Public Law 108–451, and enactment of H.R. 3739 (Public Law Number forthcoming). AGENCY: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) is publishing this notice in accordance with section 302(b) of the Southern Arizona Water Rights Settlement Amendments Act of 2004 (Settlement Amendments Act), Public Law 108–451, 118 Stat. 3536, 3571–72, and H.R. 3739 (Public Law Number forthcoming). Congress enacted the Settlement Amendments Act as Title III of the Arizona Water Settlements Act (AWSA), Public Law 108–451, 118 Stat. 3478 et seq. The publication of this notice causes the amendments to the Southern Arizona Water Rights Settlement Act of 1982 (1982 Act), Public Law 97–293, 96 Stat. 1274 (as amended), made by the Settlement Amendments Act to take effect. DATES: In accordance with section 302(b) of the Settlement Amendments Act, Title III of Public Law 108–451 and the amendments made by Title III are effective on December 14, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Address all comments and requests for additional information to Deborah Saint, Chair, Arizona Water Settlements Implementation Team, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Colorado Region, Native American Affairs Office, 400 N 5th Street, Suite 1470, Phoenix, AZ 85004. (602) 379–3199. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 1982 Act was enacted to resolve the water right claims of the San Xavier and Shuk Toak Districts of the Tohono O’odham Nation (Nation). Disagreement about the allocation of settlement benefits precluded implementation of the 1982 Act. On December 10, 2004, the Settlement Amendments Act was enacted as Title III of AWSA in order to resolve issues which precluded implementation of the 1982 Act. The purposes of the Settlement Amendments Act are: (1) To authorize, ratify, and confirm the Tohono O’odham settlement agreement, the Tucson agreement, the Asarco agreement and related leases, and the FICO agreement; VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:27 Dec 27, 2007 Jkt 214001 (2) To authorize and direct the Secretary to execute and perform all obligations of the Secretary under those agreements; and (3) To authorize the actions and appropriations necessary for the United States to meet its obligations under those agreements and the Settlement Amendments Act. In order for the Settlement Amendments Act and its amendments to be effective and enforceable, the Secretary is required to make a statement of findings that certain conditions have been met. The Secretary signed such a Statement of Findings on December 10, 2007, and such findings were published in the Federal Register on December 14, 2007 (72 FR 71145, Dec. 14, 2007). Subsequent to the Secretary’s signing of the Statement of Findings, Congress passed H.R. 3739 (Public Law Number forthcoming), which was signed into law by the President on December 21, 2007. This Federal Register Notice reaffirms the Statement of Findings in light of the enactment of H.R. 3739 and includes a technical correction in light of an inadvertent typographical error. Statement of Findings In accordance with section 302(b) of the Settlement Amendments Act, I find as follows: 1. The Tohono O’odham settlement agreement has been revised to eliminate any conflicts with the Settlement Amendments Act and, as so revised, has been executed by the parties and the Secretary. 2. The Secretary and other parties to the Tucson agreement, the Asarco agreement and the FICO agreement described in section 309(h)(2) Settlement Amendments Act (as contained in the amendment made by section 301) have executed those agreements. 3. The Secretary has approved the interim allottee water rights code described in section 308(b)(3)(A) of the Settlement Amendments Act (as contained in the amendment made by section 301). 4. Final dismissal with prejudice has been entered in the Alvarez case and the Tucson case on the sole condition that this Statement of Findings be published. 5. The State court having jurisdiction over the Gila River Adjudication proceedings has approved the judgment and decree attached to the Tohono O’odham settlement agreement as exhibit 17.1.1 1 Substantive modification to correspond to the provisions of H.R. 3739, signed into law by the President on December 21, 2007 (Public Law No. forthcoming, llStat.ll(2007)). PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6. Implementation costs totaling $24,068,400, as specified in section 302(b)(6) of the Settlement Amendments Act, have been identified and retained in the Lower Colorado River Basin Development Fund. 7. The State of Arizona has enacted legislation that qualifies the Nation to earn long-term storage credits under the Asarco agreement; implements the San Xavier groundwater protection program in accordance with paragraph 8.8 of the Tohono O’odham settlement agreement; enables the State to assist the Secretary in firming Central Arizona Project water pursuant to section 306(b); and confirms the jurisdiction of the State court having jurisdiction over Gila River Adjudication proceedings and decrees to carry out the provisions of sections 312(d) and 312(h) of the Settlement Amendments Act (as contained in the amendment made by section 301). 8. The Secretary and the State of Arizona have agreed to an acceptable schedule as referred to in section 105(b)(2)(C) of AWSA.2 9. Final judgment has been entered in Central Arizona Water Conservation District v. United States (No. CIV 95– 625–TUC–WDB (EHC), No. CIV 95– 1720–PHX–EHC) (Consolidated Action) in accordance with the repayment stipulation in that case. Dated: December 21, 2007. Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of the Interior. [FR Doc. E7–25290 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WO–350–1430–PE–24 1A] Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004– 0009 Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. The ICR is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2007. The BLM may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information 2 Technical correction in light of an inadvertent typographical error. The reference to ‘‘15,000 acrefeet’’ incorrectly referenced the firming obligation for the benefit of the Gila River Indian Community found at section 105(b)(2)(A) of AWSA. E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2007 / Notices unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under OMB regulations, the BLM may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB. On June 21, 2006, the BLM published a notice in the Federal Register (71 FR 35698) requesting comment on this information collection. The comment period ended on August 21, 2006. The BLM received no comments. You may obtain copies of the collection of information and related forms and explanatory material by contacting the BLM Information Collection Clearance Officer at the telephone number listed in the ADDRESSES section below. 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 January 28, 2008 to receive maximum consideration. ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this ICR to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at OMB–OIRA at (202) 395– 6566 (fax) or OIRA_DOCKET@OMB.eop.gov (e-mail). Please provide a copy of your comments to Alexandra Ritchie, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land Management, at U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Mail Stop 401LS, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240. Additionally, you may contact Alexandra Ritchie regarding this ICR at (202) 452–0388 (phone); (202) 653–5287 (fax); or Alexandra_Ritchie@blm.gov (email). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For program-related questions, contact Alzata L. Ransom, Realty Use Group, on (202) 452–7772 (Commercial or FTS). Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8330, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to contact Ms. Ransom. For questions regarding this ICR or the information collection process, contact Alexandra Ritchie by phone, mail, fax, or e-mail (see ADDRESSES). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 1004–0009. Title: Land Use Application and Permit, 43 CFR 2920. Bureau Form Number: 2920–1. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Affected Public: Private Citizens, Businesses, and State and Local Governments. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:27 Dec 27, 2007 Jkt 214001 Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 519. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour per response for land use authorizations that will cause little or no damage to the public lands and resources; 120 hours for authorizations that may cause considerable damage or disturbance to the public lands and resources. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,709. Abstract: The BLM uses the information to allow State and local governments, businesses, and private citizens to use, occupy, or develop the public lands under certain conditions. Land uses that may be authorized are: agricultural development, residential (under certain conditions), recreation concessions (under certain conditions), and business, industrial, and commercial. The types of land uses include commercial filming, advertising displays, commercial or noncommercial croplands, apiaries, livestock, holding or feeding areas not related to grazing permits and leases, harvesting of native or introduced species, temporary or permanent facilities for commercial purposes (does not include mining claims), ski resorts, construction equipment storage sites, assembly yards, oil rig stacking sites, mining claim occupancy if the residential structures are not incidental to the mining operation, and water pipelines and well pumps related to irrigation and nonirrigation facilities. We estimate that it will take a respondent 1 hour to complete an application for a land use authorization that will cause little or no damage or disturbance to the public lands and resources. Ninety-eight percent of land use authorization respondents are in this category. It will take a respondent 120 hours to complete an application for complex land use authorization proposals that will cause considerable damage or disturbance to the public lands and resources. Two percent of land use authorization respondents are in this category. The majority of the complex land use authorizations are from the major motion picture film industry. The BLM did not receive any responses in this last category during the current collection period. The average annual application processing fee for this entire collection (complex and less complex authorization proposals) is $148,933.28. We again specifically request your comments on the following: 1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper functioning of the BLM, including whether the information will have practical utility; PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73877 2. The accuracy of BLM’s estimate of the burden of collecting the information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. The quality, utility and clarity of the information we collect; and 4. How to minimize the burden of collecting the information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other forms of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. Before including your address, phone 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 OMB in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. Dated: December 21, 2007. Alexandra Ritchie, Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E7–25217 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–100–05–1310–DB] Notice of Availability of a Revised Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Pinedale Anticline Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Project, Sublette County, WY Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) of 1969, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of a Revised Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for long-term development of natural gas resources in the Pinedale Anticline Project Area (PAPA). The BLM released a Draft Supplemental Impact Statement (DSEIS) on December 15, 2006. The comment period for the DSEIS closed on April 6, 2007. Based upon public comments, BLM is reissuing a Revised Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (RDSEIS) to include the analysis of two additional alternatives. E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[WO-350-1430-PE-24 1A]


Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 
1004-0009

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an 
Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. 
The ICR is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2007. The BLM may not 
conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a 
collection of information

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unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under 
OMB regulations, the BLM may continue to conduct or sponsor this 
information collection while it is pending at OMB. On June 21, 2006, 
the BLM published a notice in the Federal Register (71 FR 35698) 
requesting comment on this information collection. The comment period 
ended on August 21, 2006. The BLM received no comments. You may obtain 
copies of the collection of information and related forms and 
explanatory material by contacting the BLM Information Collection 
Clearance Officer at the telephone number listed in the ADDRESSES 
section below.

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 January 28, 2008 to receive maximum consideration.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this ICR to the Desk 
Officer for the Department of the Interior at OMB-OIRA at (202) 395-
6566 (fax) or OIRA--DOCKET@OMB.eop.gov (e-mail). Please provide a copy 
of your comments to Alexandra Ritchie, Information Collection Clearance 
Officer, Bureau of Land Management, at U.S. Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Land Management, Mail Stop 401LS, 1849 C Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20240. Additionally, you may contact Alexandra Ritchie 
regarding this ICR at (202) 452-0388 (phone); (202) 653-5287 (fax); or 
Alexandra--Ritchie@blm.gov (e-mail).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For program-related questions, contact 
Alzata L. Ransom, Realty Use Group, on (202) 452-7772 (Commercial or 
FTS). Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-
8330, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to contact Ms. Ransom. For 
questions regarding this ICR or the information collection process, 
contact Alexandra Ritchie by phone, mail, fax, or e-mail (see 
ADDRESSES).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 1004-0009.
    Title: Land Use Application and Permit, 43 CFR 2920.
    Bureau Form Number: 2920-1.
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Private Citizens, Businesses, and State and Local 
Governments.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 519.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour per response for land use 
authorizations that will cause little or no damage to the public lands 
and resources; 120 hours for authorizations that may cause considerable 
damage or disturbance to the public lands and resources.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,709.
    Abstract: The BLM uses the information to allow State and local 
governments, businesses, and private citizens to use, occupy, or 
develop the public lands under certain conditions. Land uses that may 
be authorized are: agricultural development, residential (under certain 
conditions), recreation concessions (under certain conditions), and 
business, industrial, and commercial. The types of land uses include 
commercial filming, advertising displays, commercial or noncommercial 
croplands, apiaries, livestock, holding or feeding areas not related to 
grazing permits and leases, harvesting of native or introduced species, 
temporary or permanent facilities for commercial purposes (does not 
include mining claims), ski resorts, construction equipment storage 
sites, assembly yards, oil rig stacking sites, mining claim occupancy 
if the residential structures are not incidental to the mining 
operation, and water pipelines and well pumps related to irrigation and 
non-irrigation facilities.
    We estimate that it will take a respondent 1 hour to complete an 
application for a land use authorization that will cause little or no 
damage or disturbance to the public lands and resources. Ninety-eight 
percent of land use authorization respondents are in this category. It 
will take a respondent 120 hours to complete an application for complex 
land use authorization proposals that will cause considerable damage or 
disturbance to the public lands and resources. Two percent of land use 
authorization respondents are in this category. The majority of the 
complex land use authorizations are from the major motion picture film 
industry. The BLM did not receive any responses in this last category 
during the current collection period. The average annual application 
processing fee for this entire collection (complex and less complex 
authorization proposals) is $148,933.28.
    We again specifically request your comments on the following:
    1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper functioning of the BLM, including whether the information will 
have practical utility;
    2. The accuracy of BLM's estimate of the burden of collecting the 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used;
    3. The quality, utility and clarity of the information we collect; 
and
    4. How to minimize the burden of collecting the information on 
those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated 
electronic, mechanical, or other forms of information technology.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. Before including your address, phone 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 OMB in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it 
will be done.

    Dated: December 21, 2007.
Alexandra Ritchie,
Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E7-25217 Filed 12-27-07; 8:45 am]
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