Agency Information Collection; Activities Under OMB Review; Comment Request, 26727-26728 [E9-12924]

Download as PDF PWALKER on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 105 / Wednesday, June 3, 2009 / Notices burden on respondents, such as use of automated means of collection of the information. A summary of the public comments will accompany the BLM’s submission of the information collection requests to OMB. 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 information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. The following information is provided for the information collection: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) OMB control number; (3) summary of the information collection activity; and (4) frequency of collection, description of the respondents, estimated total annual responses, and the total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden for the collection of information. Title: 43 CFR part 3860—Mineral Patent Applications and 43 CFR part 3870—Adverse Claims, Protests and Conflicts. OMB Control Number: 1004–0025. Summary: On its face, the General Mining Law (30 U.S.C. 29, 30, and 39) authorizes a holder of an unpatented claim for hardrock minerals to apply for fee title (patent) to the Federal land (as well as minerals) embraced in the claim. Since 1994, a rider on the annual appropriation bill for the Department of the Interior has prevented the BLM from processing mineral patent applications unless the applications were grandfathered under the initial legislation. This moratorium does not affect mineral surveys, contests, or protests to existing mineral patent applications. Therefore, this information collection continues to be necessary. Frequency of Collection: Once. Description of Respondents: Owners of unpatented mining claims and mill sites upon the public lands, and of reserved mineral lands of the United States, National Forests, and National Parks. Total Annual Responses: 28 mineral survey applications. 3 protests or adverse claims. Total Annual Burden Hours for Mineral Survey Applicants: 28. Total Annual Burden Hours for Protests or Adverse Claims: 6. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:08 Jun 02, 2009 Jkt 217001 Total Annual Burden for All Respondents: 34 hours. Jean Sonneman, Acting Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land Management. [FR Doc. E9–12872 Filed 6–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Agency Information Collection; Activities Under OMB Review; Comment Request AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of renewal of a currently approved collection (OMB No. 1006– 0005). SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces the Bureau of Reclamation (we, our, or us) has forwarded the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval: 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 ICR 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. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden. DATES: OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove this information collection, but may respond after 30 days; therefore, public comments must be received on or before July 6, 2009 to assure maximum consideration. ADDRESSES: You may send written comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, via facsimile to (202) 395–5806 or e-mail to OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. A copy of your comments should also be directed to the Bureau of Reclamation, Attention: 84–53000, P.O. Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225–0007. PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26727 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. Responses are required to retain or obtain a benefit. These forms are submitted to districts that use the 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. Minor editorial changes were made to the currently approved RRA forms and the instructions to those forms prior to the 60-day comment period initiated by the notice published in the Federal Register (73 FR 63509, Oct. 24, 2008). Those changes were 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. We received no public comments from the 60-day public comment period. 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. E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1 26728 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 105 / Wednesday, June 3, 2009 / Notices Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.02. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 15,585. Burden estimate per form (in minutes) Form No. Number of respondents Annual number of responses Annual burden on respondents (in hours) 7–2180 ................................................................................................... 7–2180EZ ............................................................................................... 7–2181 ................................................................................................... 7–2184 ................................................................................................... 7–2190 ................................................................................................... 7–2190EZ ............................................................................................... 7–2191 ................................................................................................... 7–2194 ................................................................................................... 7–21PE ................................................................................................... 7–21PE–IND .......................................................................................... 7–21TRUST ........................................................................................... 7–21VERIFY .......................................................................................... 7–21FC ................................................................................................... 7–21XS ................................................................................................... 7–21FARMOP ........................................................................................ 60 45 78 45 60 45 78 45 75 12 60 12 30 30 78 4,124 425 1,205 32 1,620 96 777 4 146 4 882 5,434 214 144 172 4,206 434 1,229 33 1,652 98 793 4 149 4 900 5,543 218 147 175 4,206 326 1,598 25 1,652 74 1,031 3 186 1 900 1,109 109 74 228 Totals ................................................................................................. PWALKER on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 11,522 hours. Estimate of Burden for Each Form: ........................ 15,279 15,585 11,522 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. 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. Reclamation will display a valid OMB control number on the RRA forms. A Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published in the Federal Register (73 FR 63509, Oct. 24, 2008). No public comments were received. OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove this information collection, but may respond after 30 days; therefore, public comment should be submitted to OMB within 30 days in order to assure maximum consideration. 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— VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:08 Jun 02, 2009 Jkt 217001 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: April 21, 2009. Richard W. Rizzi, Acting Director, Program and Policy Services, Denver Office. [FR Doc. E9–12924 Filed 6–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Draft Environmental Impact Statement; Prisoners Harbor Coastal Wetland Restoration Project, Channel Islands National Park; Notice of Availability SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 81–190 as amended), the National Park Service, Department of Interior, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Prisoners Harbor Coastal Wetland Restoration. The Draft EIS evaluates alternative methods for ecological restoration and cultural resource protection. Appropriate mitigation measures are incorporated, and an ‘‘environmentally preferred’’ course of action is identified. The ‘‘action’’ alternatives are based upon information gained during public scoping, as well as park values, effective restoration strategies, National Park Service policy, and applicable laws. PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background: Prisoners Harbor and Canada del Puerto creek are located on the north side of Santa Cruz Island, Santa Barbara County, California. The project’s area of potential effect encompasses the lower 3⁄4 mile of Canada del Puerto extending to the 19acre triangular shaped Prisoners Harbor area. This area includes a beach, cobble bar, lower stream channel and the Park’s largest coastal floodplain wetland highly-valued archeological resources, historic resources associated with the island’s ranching history, and stands of invasive eucalyptus trees along the riparian corridor in Canada del Puerto. Historically the Prisoners Harbor area has been extensively modified by direct filling of the coastal floodplain wetland, placement of a berm on the west bank of the associated Canada del Puerto creek, and introduction of the invasive fennel, eucalyptus, and kikuyu grass. Combined, these extensive modifications resulted in the loss of approximately 50%, or 3 acres, of wetland, altered channel hydraulics essentially disconnecting the creek from its floodplain wetland, and inadvertently directed the erosive power of flood flows toward highly-valued archeological resources and caused the loss of approximately 20 acres of southern oak riparian woodland. The purpose of the project is to restore a functional ecosystem including wetland and riparian components, protect archeological resources and the historic scale house, control invasive species, and provide a compatible visitor experience. Under current conditions the coastal wetland habitat is degraded E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 105 (Wednesday, June 3, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26727-26728]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-12924]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Agency Information Collection; Activities Under OMB Review; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of renewal of a currently approved collection (OMB No. 
1006-0005).

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces the Bureau of Reclamation 
(we, our, or us) has forwarded the following Information Collection 
Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review 
and approval: 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 ICR 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. The ICR describes the nature of 
the information collection and its expected cost and burden.

DATES: OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove this information 
collection, but may respond after 30 days; therefore, public comments 
must be received on or before July 6, 2009 to assure maximum 
consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may send written comments regarding the burden estimate, 
or any other aspect of the information collection, including 
suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior at the Office of Management and Budget, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, via facsimile to (202) 
395-5806 or e-mail to OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. A copy of your comments 
should also be directed to the Bureau of Reclamation, Attention: 84-
53000, P.O. Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225-0007.

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. Responses are 
required to retain or obtain a benefit. These forms are submitted to 
districts that use the 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.

    Minor editorial changes were made to the currently approved RRA 
forms and the instructions to those forms prior to the 60-day comment 
period initiated by the notice published in the Federal Register (73 FR 
63509, Oct. 24, 2008). Those changes were 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. We received no public comments from the 60-day public comment 
period. 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.

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    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.02.
    Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 15,585.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 11,522 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
                                                     minutes)                                       (in hours)
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Form 7-2180.....................................              60           4,124           4,206           4,206
Form 7-2180EZ...................................              45             425             434             326
Form 7-2181.....................................              78           1,205           1,229           1,598
Form 7-2184.....................................              45              32              33              25
Form 7-2190.....................................              60           1,620           1,652           1,652
Form 7-2190EZ...................................              45              96              98              74
Form 7-2191.....................................              78             777             793           1,031
Form 7-2194.....................................              45               4               4               3
Form 7-21PE.....................................              75             146             149             186
Form 7-21PE-IND.................................              12               4               4               1
Form 7-21TRUST..................................              60             882             900             900
Form 7-21VERIFY.................................              12           5,434           5,543           1,109
Form 7-21FC.....................................              30             214             218             109
Form 7-21XS.....................................              30             144             147              74
Form 7-21FARMOP.................................              78             172             175             228
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        Totals..................................  ..............          15,279          15,585          11,522
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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.
    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. Reclamation will display a valid 
OMB control number on the RRA forms. A Federal Register notice with a 
60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of 
information was published in the Federal Register (73 FR 63509, Oct. 
24, 2008). No public comments were received.
    OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove this information 
collection, but may respond after 30 days; therefore, public comment 
should be submitted to OMB within 30 days in order to assure maximum 
consideration.
    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: April 21, 2009.
Richard W. Rizzi,
Acting Director, Program and Policy Services, Denver Office.
[FR Doc. E9-12924 Filed 6-2-09; 8:45 am]
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