Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0004, 54850-54851 [E8-22250]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 54850 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 23, 2008 / Notices that the applicant is the surface owner that overlies the Federally-owned mineral rights and that statutory requirements for their conveyance are met. The regulations under 43 CFR Part 2720 authorize BLM to collect information (no specific form is required) to convey Federally-owned mineral interests to surface owners if certain conditions are met. DATES: You must submit your comments to the address below no later than November 24, 2008. Comments received or postmarked after this date may not be considered. 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: 1004–0153), Washington, DC 20240. Personal or messenger delivery: 1620 L Street, NW., Room 401, Washington, DC 20036. E-mail: information_collection@blm.gov (Attn.: 1004–0153). All 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 Alzata L. Ransom, Division of Lands, Realty and Cadastral Survey, on (202) 452–7772 (Commercial or FTS). 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. Ransom. 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, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:54 Sep 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 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. Section 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and implementing regulations at 43 CFR part 2720 establish procedures for BLM to convey Federally-owned (reserved) mineral interests to non-Federal surface ownership, if the value of the surface use or planned use exceeds the value of the mineral rights, or that there are no minerals there, and that the mineral rights prevent beneficial surface use. The regulations authorize BLM to collect this information (no specific form is required) to determine if BLM may convey the Federally-owned mineral interests to surface owners who apply and meet the statutory requirements. We list in 43 CFR 2720.1– 2 the specific information requirements you must submit when applying for a conveyance of Federally-owned mineral interests. Without this information, BLM would not be able to analyze and approve applications to convey Federally-owned mineral interests that interfere with beneficial surface uses. Based upon BLM experience administering the regulations, we estimate the public reporting information collection burden to be 10 hours per application. The respondents are surface owners in which the mineral interests are reserved or owned by the United States. The estimated number of responses per year is 30 and the total annual burden is 300 hours. 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 18, 2008. Ted R. Hudson, Acting Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land Management. [FR Doc. E8–22244 Filed 9–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WO–350–1430–PF–24 1A] Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004– 0004 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 those persons who submit Form 2520– 1 to apply for a desert-land entry to reclaim, irrigate, and cultivate arid and semiarid public lands in the Western United States. The BLM uses this information to determine if the applicant is eligible to make a desertland entry under the appropriate land entry laws. DATES: You must submit your comments to BLM at the address below on or before November 24, 2008. BLM will not necessarily consider any comments postmarked or 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: 1004–0004), Washington, DC 20240. Personal or messenger delivery: 1620 L Street, NW., Room 401, Washington, DC 20036. E-mail: information_collection@blm.gov (Attn.: 1004–0004) 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, excluding Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Alzata L. Ransom, Division of Lands, Realty and Cadastral Survey, on (202) 452–7772 (Commercial or FTS). 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. Ransom. 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: E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 23, 2008 / Notices (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. Congress passed the Desert Land Act of March 3, 1877 (19 Stat. 377; 43 U.S.C. 321–323), as amended by the Act of March 3, 1891 (26 Stat. 1096; 43 U.S.C. 231, 323, 325, 327–329) to encourage and promote the economic development of the arid and semiarid public lands. Through the Act, you may apply for a desert-land entry to reclaim, irrigate, and cultivate arid and semiarid public lands in the Western United States. The regulations in 43 CFR part 2520 provide guidelines and procedures to obtain public lands under the Act. You qualify to file a desert-land entry if you are a citizen of the United States; 21 years old; and a resident in the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming (no residency is required in the State of Nevada). You may apply for one or more tracts of public lands totaling no more than 320 acres. The land must be surveyed or unsurveyed, unappropriated, nonmineral, and non-timber. The lands must be suitable for agricultural purposes and more valuable for that purpose than any other. The tracts of land must be sufficiently close to each other to manage satisfactorily as an economic unit. You must locate lands you feel can be economically developed and determine the legal land description. You must contact the BLM State Office where the lands are located and verify the lands are available for desert-land entry application. When BLM receives the application, we will examine your application for completeness and accuracy and classify the lands included in the application. BLM will approve your application of the lands are classified suitable for desert-land entry or reject your application if the lands are classified unsuitable for desert-land entry. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:54 Sep 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 Based on past experience processing these applications, BLM estimates the public reporting burden for completing the Form 2520–1 is 2 hours. BLM estimates that we receive approximately 3 applications annually, with a total annual burden of 6 hours. Any member of the public may request and obtain, without charge, a copy of the BLM Form 2520–1 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 18, 2008. Ted Hudson, Acting Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land Management. [FR Doc. E8–22250 Filed 9–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AZ–956–08–1420–BJ] Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The plats of survey of the described lands were officially filed in the Arizona State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Phoenix, Arizona, on dates indicated. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gila and Salt River Meridian, Arizona: The plat representing the survey of the metes-and-bounds surveys in sections 7 and 8, Township 21 North, Range 3 East, accepted January 16, 2008, and officially filed January 22, 2008, for Group 1020, Arizona. This plat was prepared at the request of the United States Forest Service. The plat representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the north boundary and the corrective dependent resurveys of a portion of the subdivisional lines, a portion of the 1892 and 1973–75 meanders of the left bank of the Verde River through section 5, a portion of the subdivision of the northwest quarter of section 5, and a portion of a metes-and-bounds survey in the northwest quarter of section 5, Township 13 North, Range 5 East, accepted January 10, 2008, and officially filed January 15, 2008, for Group 916, Arizona. PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54851 This plat was prepared at the request of the United States Forest Service. The plat representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines and the subdivision of section 28, Township 20 North, Range 7 East, accepted November 23, 2007, and officially filed November 29, 2007, for Group 1016, Arizona. This plat was prepared at the request of the United States Forest Service. The plat representing the dependent resurvey of the Fourth Guide Meridian East (east boundary), the south and north boundaries and the subdivisional lines and the survey of the subdivision of all sections, Township 22 North, Range 16 East, accepted December 6, 2007, and officially filed December 13, 2007, for Group 958, Arizona. This plat was prepared at the request of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Regional Office. The plat representing the dependent resurvey of the south, west and north boundaries, and the subdivisional lines, and the subdivision of all sections, Township 23 North, Range 18 East, accepted April 7, 2008, and officially filed April 11, 2008, for Group 1015, Arizona. This plat was prepared at the request of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Regional Office. The plat (3 sheets) representing the dependent resurvey of the Sixth Standard Parallel North (south boundary), Township 25 North, Range 17 East, the Sixth Standard Parallel North (south boundary) Township 25 North, Range 18 East, which are identical with portions of the HopiNavajo Partition Line, Segment ‘‘A’’ and the dependent resurvey of portions of the Hopi-Navajo Partition Line, Segment ‘‘A’’, the east and west boundaries and the subdivisional lines and the subdivision of certain sections and metes-and bounds surveys, Township 24 North, Range 18 East, accepted September 2, 2008, and officially filed September 5, 2008, for Group 1023, Arizona. This plat was prepared at the request of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Regional Office. The supplemental plat of section 6, Township 30 North, Range 18 East, accepted August 14, 2008, and officially filed August 19, 2008, for Group 887, Arizona. This plat was prepared at the request of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Western Regional Office. The plat representing the dependent resurvey of the south and west boundaries, the subdivisional lines, and the subdivision of sections 6, 24, 32 and 34, Township 22 North, Range 19 East, E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 185 (Tuesday, September 23, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54850-54851]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-22250]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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


Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 
1004-0004

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 
those persons who submit Form 2520-1 to apply for a desert-land entry 
to reclaim, irrigate, and cultivate arid and semiarid public lands in 
the Western United States. The BLM uses this information to determine 
if the applicant is eligible to make a desert-land entry under the 
appropriate land entry laws.

DATES: You must submit your comments to BLM at the address below on or 
before November 24, 2008. BLM will not necessarily consider any 
comments postmarked or 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-
0004), Washington, DC 20240.
    Personal or messenger delivery: 1620 L Street, NW., Room 401, 
Washington, DC 20036.
    E-mail: information_collection@blm.gov (Attn.: 1004-0004)
    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, excluding Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Alzata L. Ransom, 
Division of Lands, Realty and Cadastral Survey, on (202) 452-7772 
(Commercial or FTS). 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. Ransom.

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:

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    (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.
    Congress passed the Desert Land Act of March 3, 1877 (19 Stat. 377; 
43 U.S.C. 321-323), as amended by the Act of March 3, 1891 (26 Stat. 
1096; 43 U.S.C. 231, 323, 325, 327-329) to encourage and promote the 
economic development of the arid and semiarid public lands. Through the 
Act, you may apply for a desert-land entry to reclaim, irrigate, and 
cultivate arid and semiarid public lands in the Western United States.
    The regulations in 43 CFR part 2520 provide guidelines and 
procedures to obtain public lands under the Act. You qualify to file a 
desert-land entry if you are a citizen of the United States; 21 years 
old; and a resident in the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, 
Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, 
Washington, or Wyoming (no residency is required in the State of 
Nevada).
    You may apply for one or more tracts of public lands totaling no 
more than 320 acres. The land must be surveyed or unsurveyed, 
unappropriated, non-mineral, and non-timber. The lands must be suitable 
for agricultural purposes and more valuable for that purpose than any 
other. The tracts of land must be sufficiently close to each other to 
manage satisfactorily as an economic unit.
    You must locate lands you feel can be economically developed and 
determine the legal land description. You must contact the BLM State 
Office where the lands are located and verify the lands are available 
for desert-land entry application.
    When BLM receives the application, we will examine your application 
for completeness and accuracy and classify the lands included in the 
application. BLM will approve your application of the lands are 
classified suitable for desert-land entry or reject your application if 
the lands are classified unsuitable for desert-land entry.
    Based on past experience processing these applications, BLM 
estimates the public reporting burden for completing the Form 2520-1 is 
2 hours. BLM estimates that we receive approximately 3 applications 
annually, with a total annual burden of 6 hours.
    Any member of the public may request and obtain, without charge, a 
copy of the BLM Form 2520-1 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 18, 2008.
Ted Hudson,
Acting Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land 
Management.
[FR Doc. E8-22250 Filed 9-22-08; 8:45 am]
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