Notice of Royalty-in-Kind (RIK) Eligible Refiner Program Continuation and Sale, 44279-44280 [E8-17388]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 147 / Wednesday, July 30, 2008 / Notices 44279 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES revise the Form I–914 it will advise the public when it publishes the 30 day notice in the Federal Register in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The public will then have 30 days to comment on any revisions to the Form I–914. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. 2.25 hours per response); Supplement A (500 responses at 1 hour per response); Supplement B (200 responses at .5 hours per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 1,725 annual burden hours. If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the information collection instrument, please visit: http://www.regulations.gov/ search/index.jsp. We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Management Division, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Suite 3008, Washington, DC 20529, telephone number 202–272–8377. hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Bureau of Land Management, Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101, and the Bureau of Land Management, Billings Field Office, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Spurgin, Coal Coordinator, at telephone 406–896–5080, Bureau of Land Management, Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59107–6800. Dated: July 25, 2008. Sunday Aigbe, Chief, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. [FR Doc. E8–17435 Filed 7–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of an existing information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for T Nonimmigrant Status; Supplement A: Application for Immediate Family Member of T–1 Recipient; and Supplement B: Declaration of Law Enforcement Officer for Victim of Trafficking in Persons. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I–914. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals and households. This application permits victims of severe forms of trafficking and their immediate family members to demonstrate that they qualify for temporary nonimmigrant status pursuant to the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (VTVPA), and to receive temporary immigration benefits. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: Form I–914 (500 responses at AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 23:06 Jul 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: July 22, 2008. Edward L. Hughes, Acting Chief, Branch of Solid Minerals. [FR Doc. E8–17197 Filed 7–29–08; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service BILLING CODE 9111–97–P Notice of Royalty-in-Kind (RIK) Eligible Refiner Program Continuation and Sale DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [MT–921–08–1320–EL–P; MTM 97988] Notice of Coal Lease Application— MTM 97988—Bull Mountain Coal Properties Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is Notice of Bull Mountain Coal Properties Coal Lease Application MTM 97988 for certain coal resources within the Bull Mountain Mine. The land included in Coal Lease Application MTM 97988 is located in Musselshell County, Montana, and is described as follows: T. 6 N., R. 27 E., P.M.M. Sec. 4: Lot 1, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, S1⁄2 Sec. 8: NE1⁄4, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, S1⁄2 Sec. 10: W1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4, S1⁄2 Sec. 14: SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4, S1⁄2 Sec. 22: W1⁄2, SE1⁄4 2,679.86 acres—Musselshell County, Montana. The 2,679.86 acre tract contains an estimated 61.4 million tons of in-place coal reserves. The application will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended (30 U.S.C. 181, et seq.), and the implementing regulations at 43 CFR 3400. A decision to allow leasing of the coal reserves in said tract will result in a competitive lease sale to be held at a time and place to be announced through publication pursuant to 43 CFR 3422. Notice of Availability: The application is available for review between the PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Minerals Management Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of RIK Eligible Refiner Program Continuation and Sale. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On behalf of the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), the Minerals Management Service (MMS) has made a determination that sufficient need exists among eligible refining companies to justify taking royalty oil in kind and offering this oil for sale to eligible refiners. As a result of this determination, a sale of Federal royalty oil for eligible refiners will be held the end of July 2008. Regarding this sale of Federal royalty oil, please reference the RIK Invitation for Offer, which is located at http://www.mrm.mms.gov/ RIKweb/SmallRefiners.htm. DATES: The sale will be held on August 5–6, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Colin Bosworth, at (303) 231–3186, FAX (303) 231–3846, or e-mail colin.bosworth@mms.gov. The MMS published a notice in the Federal Register on January 16, 2008 (73 FR 2938) seeking comments on eligible refiners’ experience in gaining access to adequate supplies of crude oil at equitable prices. The MMS received comments from five eligible refiners and one major oil company. Three of the small refiners responded that there was a need to continue the RIK eligible refiner crude oil program. Under 30 CFR 208.4(a), the Secretary determines whether eligible refiners have access to adequate supplies of crude oil at equitable prices. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 44280 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 147 / Wednesday, July 30, 2008 / Notices On behalf of the Secretary, the MMS, based on its analysis, has decided at this time to continue the sale of royalty crude oil to eligible refiners. The MMM’s determination is based on the fact that eligible refiners have expressed real concerns about the lack of stable access to the marketplace and the significant volatility of oil prices. Eligible refiners also continue to play a prominent role in providing jet fuel to the U.S. Department of Defense, which makes the eligible refiner oil program an important contributor to national security. Dated: July 11, 2008. Gregory J. Gould, Associate Director for Minerals Revenue Management. [FR Doc. E8–17388 Filed 7–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029–0063 Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is announcing its intention to request renewed approval for the continued collection of information for 30 CFR part 870 and the OSM–1 Form. This collection was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and assigned control number 1029–0063. DATES: Comments on the proposed information collection must be received by September 29, 2008, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to John A. Trelease, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 Constitution Ave., NW., Room 202–SIB, Washington, DC 20240. Comments may also be submitted electronically to jtrelease@osmre.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the information collection package contact John Trelease at the address listed in ADDRESSES. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, which implement provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13), require that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an VerDate Aug<31>2005 23:06 Jul 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities [see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)]. This notice identifies an information collection that OSM will be submitting to OMB for extension. This collection is contained in 30 CFR part 870, Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund Fee Collection and Coal Production Reporting and the form it implements, the OSM–1, Coal Reclamation Fee Report. OSM has revised burden estimates, where appropriate, to reflect current reporting levels or adjustments based on reestimates of burden and respondents. OSM will request a 3-year term of approval for each information collection activity. Comments are invited on: (1) The need for the collection of information for the performance of the functions of the agency; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s burden estimates; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the information collection burden on respondents, such as use of automated means of collection of the information. A summary of the public comments will be included in OSM’s submissions of the information collection requests to OMB. 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 us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. The following information is provided for the information collection: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) OMB control number; (3) summary of the information collection activity; and (4) frequency of collection, description of the respondents, estimated total annual responses, and the total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden for the collection of information. Title: 30 CFR Part 870—Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund—Fee Collection and Coal Production Reporting. OMB Control Number: 1029–0063. Summary: The information is used to maintain a record of coal produced for sale, transfer, or use nationwide each calendar quarter, the method of coal removal and the type of coal, and the basis for coal tonnage reporting in compliance with 30 CFR part 870 and section 401 of Public Law 95–87. Individual reclamation fee payment liability is based on this information. PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Without the collection of information OSM could not implement its regulatory responsibilities and collect the fee. Bureau Form Number: OSM–1. Frequency of Collection: Quarterly. Description of Respondents: Coal mine permittees. Total Annual Responses: 11,192. Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,462. Dated: July 23, 2008. John R. Craynon, Division of Regulatory Support. [FR Doc. E8–17328 Filed 7–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–05–M JUDICIAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES Hearings of the Judicial Conference Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil and Criminal Rules, and the Rules of Evidence Judicial Conference of the United States, Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Procedure, and the Rules of Evidence. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Amendments and Open Hearings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules, and the Rules of Evidence have proposed amendments to the following rules: Appellate Rules: 1, 29, and Form 4. Bankruptcy Rules: 1007, 1014, 1015, 1018, 1019, 4004, 5009, 7001, and 9001, and New Rules 1004.2, and 5012. Civil Rules 26 and 56. Criminal Rules 5, 12.3, 15, 21, and 32.1. Evidence Rule 804. The text of the proposed rules amendments and new rules and the accompanying Committee Notes can be found at the United States Federal Courts’ Home Page at http:// www.uscourts.gov/rules. The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure submits these proposed rules amendments and new rules for public comment. All comments and suggestions with respect to them must be place in the hands of the Secretary as soon as convenient and, in any event, not later than February 17, 2009. All written comments on the proposed rule amendments can be sent by one of the following three ways: by overnight mail to Peter G. McCabe, Secretary, Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States, Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, Washington, E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 147 (Wednesday, July 30, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44279-44280]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-17388]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service


Notice of Royalty-in-Kind (RIK) Eligible Refiner Program 
Continuation and Sale

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of RIK Eligible Refiner Program Continuation and Sale.

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SUMMARY: On behalf of the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), the 
Minerals Management Service (MMS) has made a determination that 
sufficient need exists among eligible refining companies to justify 
taking royalty oil in kind and offering this oil for sale to eligible 
refiners. As a result of this determination, a sale of Federal royalty 
oil for eligible refiners will be held the end of July 2008. Regarding 
this sale of Federal royalty oil, please reference the RIK Invitation 
for Offer, which is located at http://www.mrm.mms.gov/RIKweb/
SmallRefiners.htm.

DATES: The sale will be held on August 5-6, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Colin Bosworth, at (303) 231-3186, 
FAX (303) 231-3846, or e-mail colin.bosworth@mms.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MMS published a notice in the Federal 
Register on January 16, 2008 (73 FR 2938) seeking comments on eligible 
refiners' experience in gaining access to adequate supplies of crude 
oil at equitable prices. The MMS received comments from five eligible 
refiners and one major oil company. Three of the small refiners 
responded that there was a need to continue the RIK eligible refiner 
crude oil program.
    Under 30 CFR 208.4(a), the Secretary determines whether eligible 
refiners have access to adequate supplies of crude oil at equitable 
prices.

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    On behalf of the Secretary, the MMS, based on its analysis, has 
decided at this time to continue the sale of royalty crude oil to 
eligible refiners. The MMM's determination is based on the fact that 
eligible refiners have expressed real concerns about the lack of stable 
access to the marketplace and the significant volatility of oil prices. 
Eligible refiners also continue to play a prominent role in providing 
jet fuel to the U.S. Department of Defense, which makes the eligible 
refiner oil program an important contributor to national security.

    Dated: July 11, 2008.
Gregory J. Gould,
Associate Director for Minerals Revenue Management.
[FR Doc. E8-17388 Filed 7-29-08; 8:45 am]
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