Extension of Approved Information Collection; OMB Control No. 1004-0162, 52409-52410 [E8-20889]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 9, 2008 / Notices 3.2.C, Washington, DC 20229, at 202– 344–1429. Dated: September 2, 2008. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. E8–20798 Filed 9–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency Information Collection Activities: Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments; extension of an existing information collection: 1651–0019 Proposed collection; comments requested. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with a change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (73 FR 36543) on June 27, 2008, allowing for a 60-day comment period. Two public comments were received. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before October 9, 2008. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the OMB Desk Officer for Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Sep 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 encourages the general public and affected Federal agencies to submit written comments and suggestions on proposed and/or continuing information collection requests pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (Pub. L. 104– 13). Your comments should address one of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency/component, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies/components estimate of the burden of the proposed 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 collections of information 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, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Title: Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement Form. OMB Number: 1651–0019. Form Number: CBP Form 1300. Abstract: Form 1300 is used by a master of a vessel to attest to the truthfulness of all other forms associated with the manifest. Current Actions: This proposal is being submitted to extend the expiration date and to make a change to the burden hours in accordance with public comments that CBP received. Type of Review: Extension (with change). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 264,000. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 132,000. If additional information is required contact: Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 3.2.C, Washington, DC 20229, at 202– 344–1429. Dated: September 2, 2008. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. E8–20797 Filed 9–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P PO 00000 Frm 00149 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52409 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Gaming Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Amendment to Approved Tribal-State Compact AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice publishes the Approval of the Sixth Amendment to and Extension of the Agreement between the Crow Tribe of Montana and the State of Montana concerning Class III Gaming. DATES: Effective Date: September 9, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George T. Skibine, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary—Policy and Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA), Public Law 100–497, 25 U.S.C. 2710, the Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register notice of the approved Tribal-State compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. This Amendment allows the Crow Tribe to offer simulcast horseracing and parimutuel betting, as well as sets forth minimum standards for the operation and licensing of the activity in accordance 25 U.S.C. 2710(d)(3)(C)(vi). Dated: August 26, 2008. George T. Skibine, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development. [FR Doc. E8–20923 Filed 9–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WO–310–1310–02–PB 24 1A] Extension of Approved Information Collection; OMB Control No. 1004– 0162 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) requests the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend an existing approval to collect information from E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 52410 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 9, 2008 / Notices entities who conduct geophysical operations on public lands. DATES: You must submit your comments to BLM at the address below on or before November 10, 2008. BLM will not necessarily consider any comments received after the above date. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Director (630), Bureau of Land Management, Mail Stop 401 LS, 1849 C St., NW., (Attention: 1004–0162), Washington, DC 20240. Personal or messenger delivery: 1620 L Street, NW., Room 401, Washington, DC 20036. E-mail: information_collection@blm.gov (Attn.: 1004–0162) Comments will be available for public review at the L Street address during regular business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Before including your address, telephone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment— including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Barbara Gamble, Division of Fluid Minerals, at (202) 452–0338 (Commercial or FTS). Persons who use a telecommunications 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. Gamble. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 5 CFR 1320.12(a), requires that we provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning a collection of information to solicit comments on: (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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Sep 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (MLA) (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.), gives the Secretary of the Interior responsibility for oil and gas leasing on approximately 570 million acres of Federal mineral estate. The MLA authorizes the Secretary and the Secretary of Agriculture to permit lessees, exploration companies, and independent exploration operators to conduct geophysical exploration on or off leases. The Act of August 7, 1947 (Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands), authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to lease lands acquired by the United States (30 U.S.C. 341–359); and the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act of December 22, 1987, authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to lease National Forest System (NFS) lands with Forest Service (FS) consent. On NFS lands, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to regulate all surface-disturbing activities which take place on a lease. 43 CFR Group 3150 establishes procedures for BLM to issue authorizations to conduct oil and gas geophysical exploration operations on public lands. 36 CFR part 228 subpart E, and 36 CFR 251 subpart A and subpart B establish procedures for the FS to authorize geophysical operations on FS lands. The BLM and FS need the information requested on the Notice of Intent to process applications for geophysical exploration operations on public lands and to manage environmental compliance requirements in accordance with the laws, regulations, and land use plans. The BLM and FS use the information to determine if operators will conduct geophysical operations in a manner consistent with the regulations, local land use plans, and stipulations. The BLM and FS need the information requested on the Notice of Completion to determine whether rehabilitation of the lands is satisfactory or whether additional rehabilitation is necessary. You may submit the forms in person or by mail. We need the company name, address, and telephone number to identify the person/entity conducting operations. BLM will assign a Case File Number to track each specific operation. We require the legal land description to determine the location of the involved public lands. Additional information that we request includes the type and size of the proposed activity, location of the proposed operation, equipment you plan to use, operating procedures, and timing of the operation. PO 00000 Frm 00150 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Applicants must submit these forms to allow BLM and FS to determine who is conducting geophysical operations on public lands. An interagency BLM/FS team revised the respective forms to streamline and improve the process for both the Federal government and its customers. Combining the BLM and FS individual forms into a single BLM/FS form will ensure consistent management of the geophysical operations on public lands and will better serve the public. The BLM consulted with the FS in estimating the FS information collection burdens. The forms are: 1. Notice of Intent and Request for Authorization to Conduct Geophysical Exploration Operations (NOI/RFA), BLM SF 3110–4/FS SF 2800–16; and 2. Notice of Completion of Geophysical Exploration Operations, BLM SF 3110–5/FS SF 2800–16a. Based on experience administering onshore oil and gas geophysical exploration operations, BLM and FS estimate the public reporting burden for completing the Notice of Intent is one hour, and for completing the Notice of Completion is 20 minutes. The information we require is clearly outlined on the forms and in the terms and conditions. The respondents already maintain the information for their own recordkeeping purposes and will need only to transfer or attach it to the forms. BLM and FS estimate that it receives approximately 625 Notices of Intent (600 to BLM and 25 to FS), 625 Notices of Completion, and 3 nonform data items annually (Alaska only, if off lease), with a total annual burden of 836 hours. Respondents vary from small businesses to major corporations. Any member of the public may request and obtain, without charge, a copy of the BLM Form 3110–4/FS Form 2800–16 or BLM Form 3110–5/FS Form 2800–16a by contacting the person identified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. BLM will summarize all responses to this notice and include them in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: September 3, 2008. Ted Hudson, Acting Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land Management. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[WO-310-1310-02-PB 24 1A]


Extension of Approved Information Collection; OMB Control No. 
1004-0162

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) requests the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) to extend an existing approval to collect information from

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entities who conduct geophysical operations on public lands.

DATES: You must submit your comments to BLM at the address below on or 
before November 10, 2008. BLM will not necessarily consider any 
comments received after the above date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
    Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Director (630), Bureau of 
Land Management, Mail Stop 401 LS, 1849 C St., NW., (Attention: 1004-
0162), Washington, DC 20240.
    Personal or messenger delivery: 1620 L Street, NW., Room 401, 
Washington, DC 20036.
    E-mail: information_collection@blm.gov (Attn.: 1004-0162)
    Comments will be available for public review at the L Street 
address during regular business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.), Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays. Before including your address, 
telephone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying 
information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment--
including your personal identifying information--may be made publicly 
available at any time. While you can ask in your comment to withhold 
from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Barbara Gamble, 
Division of Fluid Minerals, at (202) 452-0338 (Commercial or FTS). 
Persons who use a telecommunications 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. Gamble.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 5 CFR 1320.12(a), requires that we provide a 
60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning a collection of 
information to solicit comments on:
    (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.
    The Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (MLA) (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.), 
gives the Secretary of the Interior responsibility for oil and gas 
leasing on approximately 570 million acres of Federal mineral estate. 
The MLA authorizes the Secretary and the Secretary of Agriculture to 
permit lessees, exploration companies, and independent exploration 
operators to conduct geophysical exploration on or off leases. The Act 
of August 7, 1947 (Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands), authorizes 
the Secretary of the Interior to lease lands acquired by the United 
States (30 U.S.C. 341-359); and the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing 
Reform Act of December 22, 1987, authorizes the Secretary of the 
Interior to lease National Forest System (NFS) lands with Forest 
Service (FS) consent. On NFS lands, the Secretary of Agriculture is 
authorized to regulate all surface-disturbing activities which take 
place on a lease.
    43 CFR Group 3150 establishes procedures for BLM to issue 
authorizations to conduct oil and gas geophysical exploration 
operations on public lands. 36 CFR part 228 subpart E, and 36 CFR 251 
subpart A and subpart B establish procedures for the FS to authorize 
geophysical operations on FS lands.
    The BLM and FS need the information requested on the Notice of 
Intent to process applications for geophysical exploration operations 
on public lands and to manage environmental compliance requirements in 
accordance with the laws, regulations, and land use plans. The BLM and 
FS use the information to determine if operators will conduct 
geophysical operations in a manner consistent with the regulations, 
local land use plans, and stipulations. The BLM and FS need the 
information requested on the Notice of Completion to determine whether 
rehabilitation of the lands is satisfactory or whether additional 
rehabilitation is necessary. You may submit the forms in person or by 
mail. We need the company name, address, and telephone number to 
identify the person/entity conducting operations. BLM will assign a 
Case File Number to track each specific operation. We require the legal 
land description to determine the location of the involved public 
lands. Additional information that we request includes the type and 
size of the proposed activity, location of the proposed operation, 
equipment you plan to use, operating procedures, and timing of the 
operation.
    Applicants must submit these forms to allow BLM and FS to determine 
who is conducting geophysical operations on public lands. An 
interagency BLM/FS team revised the respective forms to streamline and 
improve the process for both the Federal government and its customers. 
Combining the BLM and FS individual forms into a single BLM/FS form 
will ensure consistent management of the geophysical operations on 
public lands and will better serve the public. The BLM consulted with 
the FS in estimating the FS information collection burdens. The forms 
are:
    1. Notice of Intent and Request for Authorization to Conduct 
Geophysical Exploration Operations (NOI/RFA), BLM SF 3110-4/FS SF 2800-
16; and
    2. Notice of Completion of Geophysical Exploration Operations, BLM 
SF 3110-5/FS SF 2800-16a.
    Based on experience administering onshore oil and gas geophysical 
exploration operations, BLM and FS estimate the public reporting burden 
for completing the Notice of Intent is one hour, and for completing the 
Notice of Completion is 20 minutes. The information we require is 
clearly outlined on the forms and in the terms and conditions. The 
respondents already maintain the information for their own 
recordkeeping purposes and will need only to transfer or attach it to 
the forms. BLM and FS estimate that it receives approximately 625 
Notices of Intent (600 to BLM and 25 to FS), 625 Notices of Completion, 
and 3 nonform data items annually (Alaska only, if off lease), with a 
total annual burden of 836 hours. Respondents vary from small 
businesses to major corporations.
    Any member of the public may request and obtain, without charge, a 
copy of the BLM Form 3110-4/FS Form 2800-16 or BLM Form 3110-5/FS Form 
2800-16a by contacting the person identified under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.
    BLM will summarize all responses to this notice and include them in 
the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: September 3, 2008.
Ted Hudson,
Acting Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land 
Management.
[FR Doc. E8-20889 Filed 9-8-08; 8:45 am]
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