Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0185, 70363-70364 [E8-27630]

Download as PDF 70363 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 225 / Thursday, November 20, 2008 / Notices Assignor/transferor submits Form 3000–3, Assignment of Record Title Interest in a Lease for Oil and Gas or Geothermal Resources, and Form 3000– 3a, Transfer of Operating Rights (Sublease) in a Lease for Oil and Gas or Geothermal Resources, to transfer interest in oil and gas or geothermal leases by assignment of record title or transfer operating rights (sublease) in oil and gas or geothermal leases under the regulations in 43 CFR subparts 3106, 3135, and 3216. These regulations outline the procedures for assigning record title interest and transferring operating rights in a lease to explore for, develop, and produce oil and gas resources and geothermal resources. The assignor/transferor provides the required information to comply with the regulations in order to process the assignments of record title interest or transfer of operating rights (sublease) in a lease for oil and gas or geothermal resources. The assignor/transferor submits the required information to BLM for approval under 30 U.S.C. 187a and the regulations at 43 CFR subparts 3106, 3135, and 3216. BLM uses the information submitted by the assignor/transferor to identify the interest ownership that is assigned or transferred and the qualifications of the assignee-transferee. BLM determines whether the assignee-transferee is qualified to obtain the interest sought and ensures that the assignee/transferee does not exceed statutory acreage limitations. Based on BLM’s experience administering the activities described above, we estimate it takes 30 minutes per response to gather and provide the required information. The respondents include individuals, small businesses, and large corporations. The frequency of response is occasional. We estimate 60,000 responses per year and a total annual burden of 30,000 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: November 14, 2008. Ted R. Hudson, Acting Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land Management. [FR Doc. E8–27624 Filed 11–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWO32000. L13100000.PC0000.24–1A] Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004– 0185 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) is requesting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend existing approvals to collect certain information from lessees, operators, record title holders, operating rights owners, and the general public on oil and gas and operations on Federal lands. DATES: You must submit your comments to BLM at the address below on or before January 20, 2009. 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: 1004–0185), Washington, DC 20240. Personal or messenger delivery: 1620 L Street, NW., Room 401, Washington, DC 20036. E-mail: information_collection@blm.gov (Attn.: 1004–0185). 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Barbara Gamble, Division of Fluid Minerals, on (202) 452–0338 (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. 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: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper functioning of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of our estimates of the information collection burden, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions we use; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the information collection burden on those who are required 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. 191 et seq., gives the Secretary of the Interior responsibility for oil and gas leasing on approximately 570 million acres of public lands and national forests, and private lands where the mineral rights are reserved by the Federal government. The Act of May 21, 1930 (30 U.S.C. 301–306), authorizes the leasing of oil and gas deposits under railroads and other rights-of-way. The Act of August 7, 1947 (Mineral Leasing Act of Acquired Lands), authorizes the Secretary to lease lands acquired by the United States (30 U.S.C. 341–359). The regulations under 43 CFR part 3000 et al. authorize BLM to manage the oil and gas leasing and exploration activities. Without the information, BLM would not be able to analyze and approve oil and gas leasing and exploration activities. BLM collects nonform information on oil and gas leasing and exploration activities when the lessee, record title holder, operating rights owner, or operator files any of the following information for BLM to adjudicate: Reporting rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 43 CFR Information collection requirements 3100.3–1 ..................................... 3100.3–3 ..................................... 3101.2–4(a) ................................ 3101.2–6 ..................................... 31.1.3–1 ...................................... Notice of option holdings ................................................................ Option statement ............................................................................ Excess acreage petition ................................................................. Showings statement ....................................................................... Joinder evidence statement ........................................................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:26 Nov 19, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 30 50 10 10 50 20NON1 hours per respondent Total hours 1 1 1 1.5 1 30 50 10 15 50 70364 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 225 / Thursday, November 20, 2008 / Notices Reporting 43 CFR Information collection requirements 3103.4–1 ..................................... 3105.2 ......................................... 3105.3 ......................................... 3105.4 ......................................... 3105.5 ......................................... 3106.8–1 ..................................... 3106.8–2 ..................................... 3106.8–3 ..................................... 3107.8 ......................................... 3108.1 ......................................... 3108.2 ......................................... 3109.1 ......................................... 3120.1–1(e) ................................ 3120.1–3 ..................................... 3152.1 ......................................... 3152.6 ......................................... 3152.7 ......................................... Waiver, suspension, reduction of rental, etc .................................. Communitization or drilling agreement ........................................... Operating, drilling, development contracts interest statement ....... Joint operations; transportation of oil applications ......................... Subsurface storage application ...................................................... Heirs and devisee statement .......................................................... Change of name report .................................................................. Corporate merger notice ................................................................ Lease renewal application .............................................................. Relinquishments ............................................................................. Reinstatement petition .................................................................... Leasing under rights-of-way application ......................................... Lands available for leasing ............................................................. Protests and appeals ...................................................................... Oil and gas exploration in Alaska application ................................ Data collection ................................................................................ Completion of operations report ..................................................... Totals ................................... ......................................................................................................... rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES BLM collects the information in the regulations that address oil and gas drainage and no form is required. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requests the Office of Management and Number Budget (OMB) to extend an existing Type of drainage of analHours approval to collect information from analysis yses individuals submitting nominations for Preliminary ................ 1,000 2,000 significant caves under the Federal Cave Detailed ..................... 100 2,400 Resources Protection Act of 1988 and to Additional .................. 10 200 request confidential cave information. Total ................... 1,110 4,600 BLM needs the information to determine which caves we will list as Based upon our experience managing significant and decide whether to grant oil and gas activities, we estimate for the access to confidential cave information. information collection 2,880 responses DATES: You must submit your comments per year with an annual information to BLM at the address below on or burden of 6,835 hours. before January 20, 2009. BLM will not BLM will summarize all responses to necessarily consider any comments this notice and include them in the postmarked or received after the above request for OMB approval. All date. comments will become a matter of ADDRESSES: You may submit comments public record. by any of the following methods: Dated: November 13, 2008. Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Ted Hudson, Director (630), Bureau of Land Management, Mail Stop 401 LS, 1849 C Acting Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land Management. St., NW. (Attention: 1004–0165) Washington, DC 20240. [FR Doc. E8–27630 Filed 11–19–08; 8:45 am] Personal or messenger delivery: 1620 BILLING CODE 4310–84–P L Street, NW., Room 401, Washington, DC 20036. E-mail: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR information_collection@blm.gov (Attn.: Bureau of Land Management 1004–0165) Comments will be available for public review at the L Street address during [LLWO320.LL120000.PC0000.24–1A] regular business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:15 Extension of Approved Information p.m.) Monday through Friday, except Collection, OMB Control Number 1004– Federal holidays. 0165 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact James Goodbar, BLM Field AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Office, Carlsbad, New Mexico, on (505) Interior. 234–5929 (Commercial or FTS). Persons ACTION: Notice and request for who use a telecommunication device for comments. the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:26 Nov 19, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 hours per respondent Total hours 20 150 50 20 50 40 60 100 30 150 500 20 280 90 20 20 20 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 0.5 0.5 1 2.5 1.5 1 1 1 40 300 100 20 50 40 60 200 30 75 250 20 700 135 20 20 20 1,770 .................... 2,235 Number of responses Information Relay Service (FIRS) on 1– 800–877–8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact Mr. Goodbar. 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 Federal Cave Resources Protection Act of 1988, 102 Stat. 4546, 16 U.S.C. 4301, requires the identification, protection, and maintenance of significant caves on public lands the Department of the Interior, BLM manages. The implementing regulations are found at 43 CFR part 37—Cave Management. Federal agencies must consult with ‘‘cavers’’ and other interested parties and develop a list of significant caves. The regulations establish criteria for identifying significant caves and integrate cave management into existing planning and management processes to protect cave resource information. We use this information to prevent E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLWO32000. L13100000.PC0000.24-1A]


 Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 
1004-0185

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) is requesting the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) to extend existing approvals to collect certain 
information from lessees, operators, record title holders, operating 
rights owners, and the general public on oil and gas and operations on 
Federal lands.

DATES: You must submit your comments to BLM at the address below on or 
before January 20, 2009. 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-
0185), Washington, DC 20240.
    Personal or messenger delivery: 1620 L Street, NW., Room 401, 
Washington, DC 20036.
    E-mail: information_collection@blm.gov (Attn.: 1004-0185).
    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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Barbara Gamble, 
Division of Fluid Minerals, on (202) 452-0338 (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. 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:
    (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper functioning of the agency, including whether the information 
will have practical utility;
    (2) The accuracy of our estimates of the information collection 
burden, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions we 
use;
    (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information collected; and
    (4) Ways to minimize the information collection burden on those who 
are required 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. 191 et seq., gives 
the Secretary of the Interior responsibility for oil and gas leasing on 
approximately 570 million acres of public lands and national forests, 
and private lands where the mineral rights are reserved by the Federal 
government. The Act of May 21, 1930 (30 U.S.C. 301-306), authorizes the 
leasing of oil and gas deposits under railroads and other rights-of-
way. The Act of August 7, 1947 (Mineral Leasing Act of Acquired Lands), 
authorizes the Secretary to lease lands acquired by the United States 
(30 U.S.C. 341-359). The regulations under 43 CFR part 3000 et al. 
authorize BLM to manage the oil and gas leasing and exploration 
activities. Without the information, BLM would not be able to analyze 
and approve oil and gas leasing and exploration activities.
    BLM collects nonform information on oil and gas leasing and 
exploration activities when the lessee, record title holder, operating 
rights owner, or operator files any of the following information for 
BLM to adjudicate:

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                                                                                   Reporting
                                               Information collection     --------------------------
                 43 CFR                             requirements            Number of    hours per   Total hours
                                                                            responses    respondent
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3100.3-1................................  Notice of option holdings......           30            1           30
3100.3-3................................  Option statement...............           50            1           50
3101.2-4(a).............................  Excess acreage petition........           10            1           10
3101.2-6................................  Showings statement.............           10          1.5           15
31.1.3-1................................  Joinder evidence statement.....           50            1           50

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3103.4-1................................  Waiver, suspension, reduction             20            2           40
                                           of rental, etc.
3105.2..................................  Communitization or drilling              150            2          300
                                           agreement.
3105.3..................................  Operating, drilling,                      50            2          100
                                           development contracts interest
                                           statement.
3105.4..................................  Joint operations;                         20            1           20
                                           transportation of oil
                                           applications.
3105.5..................................  Subsurface storage application.           50            1           50
3106.8-1................................  Heirs and devisee statement....           40            1           40
3106.8-2................................  Change of name report..........           60            1           60
3106.8-3................................  Corporate merger notice........          100            2          200
3107.8..................................  Lease renewal application......           30            1           30
3108.1..................................  Relinquishments................          150          0.5           75
3108.2..................................  Reinstatement petition.........          500          0.5          250
3109.1..................................  Leasing under rights-of-way               20            1           20
                                           application.
3120.1-1(e).............................  Lands available for leasing....          280          2.5          700
3120.1-3................................  Protests and appeals...........           90          1.5          135
3152.1..................................  Oil and gas exploration in                20            1           20
                                           Alaska application.
3152.6..................................  Data collection................           20            1           20
3152.7..................................  Completion of operations report           20            1           20
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    Totals..............................  ...............................        1,770  ...........        2,235
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    BLM collects the information in the regulations that address oil 
and gas drainage and no form is required.

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                                                    Number of
             Type of drainage analysis               analyses    Hours
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Preliminary.......................................      1,000      2,000
Detailed..........................................        100      2,400
Additional........................................         10        200
    Total.........................................      1,110      4,600
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    Based upon our experience managing oil and gas activities, we 
estimate for the information collection 2,880 responses per year with 
an annual information burden of 6,835 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: November 13, 2008.
Ted Hudson,
Acting Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land 
Management.
[FR Doc. E8-27630 Filed 11-19-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-84-P