Agency Information Collection; Proposed Revisions to a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request, 63508-63509 [E8-25430]

Download as PDF 63508 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 207 / Friday, October 24, 2008 / Notices Respondents: Entity landholders, trusts, public entities, and religious or charitable organizations identified by Reclamation that are subject to the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law. Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 500. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.0. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 500. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 72 hours. ESTIMATE OF BURDEN FOR EACH FORM Burden estimate per form (in minutes) Number of respondents Limited Recipient Identification Sheet ............................................................................. Trust Information Sheet ................................................................................................... Public Entity Information Sheet ....................................................................................... Religious or Charitable Identification Sheet .................................................................... 5 5 15 15 175 150 100 75 175 150 100 75 15 13 25 19 Total .......................................................................................................................... .................... 500 500 72 Form No. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 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. We will summarize all comments received regarding this notice. We will publish that summary in the Federal Register when the information collection request is submitted to OMB for review and approval. 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. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Comments Bureau of Reclamation Dated: September 26, 2008. Roseann Gonzales, Director, Policy and Program Services, Denver Office. [FR Doc. E8–25429 Filed 10–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:48 Oct 23, 2008 Jkt 217001 Agency Information Collection; Proposed Revisions to a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. Notice of renewal of a currently approved collection (OMB No. 1006– 0006). ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Bureau of Reclamation (we, our, or us) intends to submit a request for renewal (with revisions) of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Certification Summary Form, Reporting Summary Form for Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 and 43 CFR part 428, OMB Control Number: 1006–0006. This information collection 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. We request your comments on the revised RRA forms and specific aspects of the information collection. Your written comments must be received on or before December 23, 2008. DATES: You may send written comments to the Bureau of Reclamation, Attention: 84–53000, PO Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225–0007. You may request copies of the proposed revised forms by writing to the above address or ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Annual number of responses Annual burden on respondents (in hours) by contacting Stephanie McPhee at: (303) 445–2897. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie McPhee at: (303) 445–2897. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Certification Summary Form, Reporting Summary Form for Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 and 43 CFR part 428. Abstract: These forms are to be used by district offices to summarize individual landholder (direct or indirect landowner or lessee) and farm operator 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. The changes made to the current Form 7–21SUMM–C, Form 7– 21SUMM–R, and the corresponding instructions clarify the completion instructions for these forms (for example, adding verbiage to clarify when requested acreages are to be provided on a westwide or districtspecific basis). Other changes to the forms and the corresponding instructions are editorial in nature and are designed to assist the respondents by increasing their understanding of the forms, and clarifying the instructions for use when completing the forms. The proposed revisions to the RRA forms will be effective in the 2010 water year. Frequency: Annually. Respondents: Contracting entities that are subject to the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law. Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 210. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.25. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 263. E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 63509 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 207 / Friday, October 24, 2008 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 10,520 hours. Estimate of Burden for Each Form: Form No. Burden estimate per form (in hours) Number of respondents Annual number of responses Annual burden on respondents (in hours) 7–21SUMM–C and associated tabulation sheets ........................................... 7–21SUMM–R and associated tabulation sheets ........................................... 40 40 174 36 218 45 8,720 1,800 Totals ........................................................................................................ ........................ 210 263 10,520 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. We will summarize all comments received regarding this notice. We will publish that summary in the Federal Register when the information collection request is submitted to OMB for review and approval. 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. Dated: September 26, 2008. Roseann Gonzales, Director, Policy and Program Services, Denver Office. [FR Doc. E8–25430 Filed 10–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Bureau of Reclamation Agency Information Collection; Proposed Revisions to a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:48 Oct 23, 2008 Jkt 217001 Notice of renewal of a currently approved collection (OMB No. 1006– 0005). ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Bureau of Reclamation (we, our, or us) intends to submit a request for renewal (with revisions) of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): 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 information collection 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. We request your comments on the revised RRA forms and specific aspects of the information collection. DATES: Your written comments must be received on or before December 23, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may send written comments to the Bureau of Reclamation, Attention: 84–53000, P.O. Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225–0007. You may request copies of the proposed revised forms by writing to the above address or by contacting Stephanie McPhee at: (303) 445–2897. 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 that use the PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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. We made a few editorial changes to the currently approved RRA forms and the instructions to those forms that are 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. The proposed revisions to the RRA forms will be included starting in the 2010 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: 15,279. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.02. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 15,585. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 11,523 hours. Estimate of Burden for Each Form: E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 207 (Friday, October 24, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63508-63509]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-25430]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Agency Information Collection; Proposed Revisions to a Currently 
Approved Information Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of renewal of a currently approved collection (OMB No. 
1006-0006).

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Bureau of Reclamation (we, our, or us) 
intends to submit a request for renewal (with revisions) of an existing 
approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB): Certification Summary Form, Reporting Summary Form for Acreage 
Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 and 43 CFR part 428, OMB Control Number: 
1006-0006. This information collection 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. We request your comments on the 
revised RRA forms and specific aspects of the information collection.

DATES: Your written comments must be received on or before December 23, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: You may send written comments to the Bureau of Reclamation, 
Attention: 84-53000, PO Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225-0007. You may 
request copies of the proposed revised forms by writing to the above 
address or by contacting Stephanie McPhee at: (303) 445-2897.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Certification Summary Form, Reporting Summary Form for 
Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 and 43 CFR part 428.
     Abstract: These forms are to be used by district offices to 
summarize individual landholder (direct or indirect landowner or 
lessee) and farm operator 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.
    The changes made to the current Form 7-21SUMM-C, Form 7-21SUMM-R, 
and the corresponding instructions clarify the completion instructions 
for these forms (for example, adding verbiage to clarify when requested 
acreages are to be provided on a westwide or district-specific basis). 
Other changes to the forms and the corresponding instructions are 
editorial in nature and are designed to assist the respondents by 
increasing their understanding of the forms, and clarifying the 
instructions for use when completing the forms. The proposed revisions 
to the RRA forms will be effective in the 2010 water year.
    Frequency: Annually.
     Respondents: Contracting entities that are subject to the acreage 
limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law.
    Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 210.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.25.
    Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 263.

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    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 10,520 hours.
    Estimate of Burden for Each Form:

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                                                      Burden                                       Annual burden
                                                   estimate per      Number of    Annual  number        on
                    Form No.                         form (in       respondents    of responses     respondents
                                                      hours)                                        (in hours)
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 7-21SUMM-C and associated tabulation sheets....              40             174             218           8,720
 7-21SUMM-R and associated tabulation sheets....              40              36              45           1,800
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................  ..............             210             263          10,520
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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.
    We will summarize all comments received regarding this notice. We 
will publish that summary in the Federal Register when the information 
collection request is submitted to OMB for review and approval.
    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.

    Dated: September 26, 2008.
Roseann Gonzales,
Director, Policy and Program Services, Denver Office.
 [FR Doc. E8-25430 Filed 10-23-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-MN-P