Agency Information Collection; Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request, 74749-74750 [E8-29080]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 9, 2008 / Notices Dated: October 28, 2008. Kenneth Stansell, Assistant Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. E8–28830 Filed 12–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AA–6696–E; AK–964–1410–HY–P] Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. Hillary Woods, Land Law Examiner, Land Transfer Adjudication I. [FR Doc. E8–29093 Filed 12–8–08; 8:45 am] Alaska Native Claims Selection AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Seward Meridian, Alaska T. 77 S., R. 122 W., Secs. 2, 4, and 11. Containing 83.50 acres. T. 78 S., R. 124 W., Sec. 5, 6, 7, and 10. Containing 3.85 acres. Aggregating 87.35 acres. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES SUMMARY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to St. George Tanaq Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Unalaska Island, Alaska, and are located in: AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease. A portion of the subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to The Aleut Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to St. George Tanaq Corporation. The remaining lands lie within the Aleutian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, now known as the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, established by Executive Order No. 1733 on March 3, 1913. The subsurface estate in the refuge lands will be reserved to the United States at the time of conveyance. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News. DATES: The time limits for filing an appeal are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until January 8, 2009 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR Part 4, Subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:00 Dec 08, 2008 Jkt 217001 Bureau of Land Management [WY–923–1310–FI; WYW174821] Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease SUMMARY: Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2–3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation for competitive oil and gas lease WYW174821 for land in Lincoln County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management,Pamela J. Lewis, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at (307) 775–6176. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10.00 per acre, or fraction thereof, per year, and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $163 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate lease WYW174821 effective October 1, 2008, under the original terms and PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74749 conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. BLM has not issued a valid lease affecting the lands. Pamela J. Lewis, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication. [FR Doc. E8–29081 Filed 12–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Agency Information Collection; Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of renewal of currently approved collection (OMB No. 1006– 0014). SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intentions of the Bureau of Reclamation to seek extension of the information collection for the Lower Colorado River Well Inventory. The current OMB approval expires on March 31, 2009. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 9, 2009. ADDRESSES: To obtain copies of the information collection form and to submit comments on this information collection contact: Ruth Thayer (BCOO– 4200), PO Box 61470, Boulder City, NV 89006. Comments may also be submitted by email to rthayer@lc.usbr.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ruth Thayer, Group Manager, Boulder Canyon Operations Office, Bureau of Reclamation, 702–293–8426. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Lower Colorado River Well Inventory. OMB No.: OMB No. 1006–0014. Abstract: Pursuant to the Boulder Canyon Project Act (Pub. L. 70–642, 45 Stat. 1057), all diversions of mainstream Colorado River water must be in accordance with a Colorado River water entitlement. The Consolidated Decree of the United States Supreme Court in Arizona v California, 547 U.S. 150 (2006) requires the Secretary of the Interior to account for all diversions of mainstream Colorado River water along the lower Colorado River, including water drawn from the mainstream by underground pumping. To meet the water entitlement and accounting obligations, an inventory of wells and river pumps is required along the lower E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 74750 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 9, 2008 / Notices Colorado River, and the gathering of specific information concerning these wells. Description of respondents: The respondents will include well and riverpump owners and operators along the lower Colorado River in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Each diverter (including well pumpers) must be identified and their diversion locations and water use determined. Frequency: These data are collected only once for each well or river-pump owner or operator as long as changes in water use, or other changes that would impact contractual or administrative requirements, are not made. A respondent may request that the data for their well or river pump be updated after the initial inventory. Estimated completion time: An average of 20 minutes is required to interview individual well and riverpump owners or operators. Reclamation will use the information collected during these interviews to complete the information collection form. Annual responses: 1,500. Annual burden hours: 500 hours. 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:00 Dec 08, 2008 Jkt 217001 Dated: December 3, 2008. Lorri Gray, Regional Director, Lower Colorado Region, Bureau of Reclamation. [FR Doc. E8–29080 Filed 12–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029–0111 AGENCY: Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is announcing that the information collection request for 30 CFR Part 761—Areas Designated by Act of Congress, has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden and cost for 30 CFR Part 761. DATES: OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information collection but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, public comments should be submitted to OMB by January 8, 2009, in order to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Submit comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Department of Interior Desk Officer, by telefax at (202) 395–6566 or via e-mail to OIRA_Docket@omb.eop.gov. Also, please send a copy of your comments to John A. Trelease, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 Constitution Ave., NW., Room 202–SIB, Washington, DC 20240, or electronically to jtreleaseosmre.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To receive a copy of the information collection request, contact John Trelease at (202) 208–2783, or electronically at jtreleaseosmre.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB regulations at 5 CFR 1320, which implement provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13), require that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities [see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)]. OSM has PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 submitted a request to OMB to renew its approval of the collection of information contained in 30 CFR Part 761—Areas Designated by Act of Congress. OSM is requesting a 3-year term of approval for this information collection activity. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control number for this collection of information is 1029–0111. As required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), a Federal Register notice soliciting comments for these collections of information was published on September 3, 2008 (73 FR 51514). No comments were received. This notice provides the public with an additional 30 days in which to comment on the following information collection activity: Title: 30 CFR Part 761—Areas Designated by Act of Congress. OMB Control Number: 1029–0111. Summary: OSM and State regulatory authorities use the information collected under 30 CFR Part 761 to ensure that persons planning to conduct surface coal mining operations on the lands protected by § 522(e) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 have the right to do so under one of the exemptions or waivers provided by this section of the Act. Bureau Form Number: None. Frequency of Collection: Once. Description of Respondents: 17 applicants for certain surface coal mine permits and the corresponding State regulatory authorities. Total Annual Responses: 158. Total Annual Burden Hours: 531. Total Annual Non-Hour Burden Costs: $2,682. Send comments on the need for the collections of information for the performance of the functions of the agency; the accuracy of the agency’s burden estimates; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collections; and ways to minimize the information collection burdens on respondents, such as use of automated means of collections of the information, to the individual listed in ADDRESSES. Please refer to OMB control number 1029–0111 in all correspondence. Before including your address, phone 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 E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Agency Information Collection; Request for Extension of a 
Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of renewal of currently approved collection (OMB No. 
1006-0014).

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the intentions of the Bureau of Reclamation to seek 
extension of the information collection for the Lower Colorado River 
Well Inventory. The current OMB approval expires on March 31, 2009.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 9, 2009.

ADDRESSES: To obtain copies of the information collection form and to 
submit comments on this information collection contact: Ruth Thayer 
(BCOO-4200), PO Box 61470, Boulder City, NV 89006. Comments may also be 
submitted by email to rthayer@lc.usbr.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ruth Thayer, Group Manager, Boulder 
Canyon Operations Office, Bureau of Reclamation, 702-293-8426. 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Lower Colorado River Well Inventory.
    OMB No.: OMB No. 1006-0014.
    Abstract: Pursuant to the Boulder Canyon Project Act (Pub. L. 70-
642, 45 Stat. 1057), all diversions of mainstream Colorado River water 
must be in accordance with a Colorado River water entitlement. The 
Consolidated Decree of the United States Supreme Court in Arizona v 
California, 547 U.S. 150 (2006) requires the Secretary of the Interior 
to account for all diversions of mainstream Colorado River water along 
the lower Colorado River, including water drawn from the mainstream by 
underground pumping. To meet the water entitlement and accounting 
obligations, an inventory of wells and river pumps is required along 
the lower

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Colorado River, and the gathering of specific information concerning 
these wells.
    Description of respondents: The respondents will include well and 
river-pump owners and operators along the lower Colorado River in 
Arizona, California, and Nevada. Each diverter (including well pumpers) 
must be identified and their diversion locations and water use 
determined.
    Frequency: These data are collected only once for each well or 
river-pump owner or operator as long as changes in water use, or other 
changes that would impact contractual or administrative requirements, 
are not made. A respondent may request that the data for their well or 
river pump be updated after the initial inventory.
    Estimated completion time: An average of 20 minutes is required to 
interview individual well and river-pump owners or operators. 
Reclamation will use the information collected during these interviews 
to complete the information collection form.
    Annual responses: 1,500.
    Annual burden hours: 500 hours.
    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: December 3, 2008.
Lorri Gray,
Regional Director, Lower Colorado Region, Bureau of Reclamation.
 [FR Doc. E8-29080 Filed 12-8-08; 8:45 am]
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