Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0165, 70364-70365 [E8-27653]

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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 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 225 / Thursday, November 20, 2008 / Notices vandalism and disturbance of significant caves. Other Federal or state agencies, bona fide education or research institutes, or individuals or organizations that assist land management agencies with cave management activities may request access to confidential cave information. BLM uses the Significant Cave Nomination Worksheet to collect some of the requested information on cave management activities. Based on BLM’s experience administering this program, we estimate the public reporting burden is 3 hours for each nomination and 30 minutes for each request for confidential cave information. BLM estimates that 50 cave nominations and 10 requests for confidential cave information will be filed annually, with a total annual burden of 155 hours. Respondents are cavers and other interested parties. 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. E8–27653 Filed 11–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other WaterRelated Contract Negotiations Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of contractual actions that have been proposed to the Bureau of Reclamation and are new, modified, discontinued, or completed since the last publication of this notice on August 12, 2008. This notice is one of a variety of means used to inform the public about proposed contractual actions for capital recovery and management of project resources and facilities consistent with section 9(f) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939. Additional announcements of individual contract actions may be published in the Federal Register and in newspapers of general circulation in the areas determined by Reclamation to be affected by the proposed action. ADDRESSES: The identity of the approving officer and other information pertaining to a specific contract VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:26 Nov 19, 2008 Jkt 217001 proposal may be obtained by calling or writing the appropriate regional office at the address and telephone number given for each region in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Kelly, Water and Environmental Resources Office, Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 25007, Denver, Colorado 80225–0007; telephone 303– 445–2888. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consistent with section 9(f) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 and the rules and regulations published in 52 FR 11954, April 13, 1987 (43 CFR 426.22), Reclamation will publish notice of proposed or amendatory contract actions for any contract for the delivery of project water for authorized uses in newspapers of general circulation in the affected area at least 60 days prior to contract execution. Announcements may be in the form of news releases, legal notices, official letters, memorandums, or other forms of written material. Meetings, workshops, and/or hearings may also be used, as appropriate, to provide local publicity. The public participation procedures do not apply to proposed contracts for the sale of surplus or interim irrigation water for a term of 1 year or less. Either of the contracting parties may invite the public to observe contract proceedings. All public participation procedures will be coordinated with those involved in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act. Pursuant to the ‘‘Final Revised Public Participation Procedures’’ for water resource-related contract negotiations, published in 47 FR 7763, February 22, 1982, a tabulation is provided of all proposed contractual actions in each of the five Reclamation regions. When contract negotiations are completed, and prior to execution, each proposed contract form must be approved by the Secretary of the Interior, or pursuant to delegated or redelegated authority, the Commissioner of Reclamation or one of the regional directors. In some instances, congressional review and approval of a report, water rate, or other terms and conditions of the contract may be involved. Public participation in and receipt of comments on contract proposals will be facilitated by adherence to the following procedures: 1. Only persons authorized to act on behalf of the contracting entities may negotiate the terms and conditions of a specific contract proposal. 2. Advance notice of meetings or hearings will be furnished to those parties that have made a timely written PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70365 request for such notice to the appropriate regional or project office of Reclamation. 3. Written correspondence regarding proposed contracts may be made available to the general public pursuant to the terms and procedures of the Freedom of Information Act, as amended. 4. Written comments on a proposed contract or contract action must be submitted to the appropriate regional officials at the locations and within the time limits set forth in the advance public notices. 5. All written comments received and testimony presented at any public hearings will be reviewed and summarized by the appropriate regional office for use by the contract approving authority. 6. Copies of specific proposed contracts may be obtained from the appropriate regional director or his designated public contact as they become available for review and comment. 7. In the event modifications are made in the form of a proposed contract, the appropriate regional director shall determine whether republication of the notice and/or extension of the comment period is necessary. Factors considered in making such a determination shall include, but are not limited to (i) the significance of the modification, and (ii) the degree of public interest which has been expressed over the course of the negotiations. At a minimum, the regional director shall furnish revised contracts to all parties who requested the contract in response to the initial public notice. Definitions of Abbreviations Used in this Document BCP—Boulder Canyon Project Reclamation—Bureau of Reclamation CAP—Central Arizona Project CVP—Central Valley Project CRSP—Colorado River Storage Project CFS—Cubic foot (feet) per second FR—Federal Register IDD—Irrigation and Drainage District ID—Irrigation District M&I—Municipal and Industrial NMISC—New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission O&M—Operation and Maintenance P–SMBP—Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program PPR—Present Perfected Right RRA—Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 SOD—Safety of Dams SRPA—Small Reclamation Projects Act of 1956 USACE—U.S. Army Corps of Engineers WD—Water District E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 225 (Thursday, November 20, 2008)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-27653]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLWO320.LL120000.PC0000.24-1A]


Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 
1004-0165

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 
individuals submitting nominations for significant caves under the 
Federal Cave Resources Protection Act of 1988 and to request 
confidential cave information. BLM needs the information to determine 
which caves we will list as significant and decide whether to grant 
access to confidential cave information.

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-
0165) Washington, DC 20240.
    Personal or messenger delivery: 1620 L Street, NW., Room 401, 
Washington, DC 20036.
    E-mail: information_collection@blm.gov (Attn.: 1004-0165)
    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 James Goodbar, BLM 
Field Office, Carlsbad, New Mexico, on (505) 234-5929 (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 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

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vandalism and disturbance of significant caves. Other Federal or state 
agencies, bona fide education or research institutes, or individuals or 
organizations that assist land management agencies with cave management 
activities may request access to confidential cave information. BLM 
uses the Significant Cave Nomination Worksheet to collect some of the 
requested information on cave management activities.
    Based on BLM's experience administering this program, we estimate 
the public reporting burden is 3 hours for each nomination and 30 
minutes for each request for confidential cave information. BLM 
estimates that 50 cave nominations and 10 requests for confidential 
cave information will be filed annually, with a total annual burden of 
155 hours. Respondents are cavers and other interested parties.
    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. E8-27653 Filed 11-19-08; 8:45 am]
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