Renewal of Approved Information Collection, 6814-6815 [2011-2709]

Download as PDF 6814 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 26 / Tuesday, February 8, 2011 / Notices receive any comments in response to that notice. We again invite comments concerning this ICR on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of 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 on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that the comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of public record. 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 anytime. While you can ask OMB in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. USGS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Phadrea Ponds 970– 226–9445. Dated: January 28, 2011. John H. DeYoung, Jr., Director, National Minerals Information Center. [FR Doc. 2011–2651 Filed 2–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNM006220. L99110000. EK0000; OMB Control Number 1004–0179] Renewal of Approved Information Collection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: 30-day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a 3-year extension of OMB Control Number 1004–0179 under the Paperwork Reduction Act. This control number includes paperwork requirements in regulations that provide the authority for the BLM to collect helium sales information from Federal agencies and helium suppliers of major srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:16 Feb 07, 2011 Jkt 223001 helium requirements, in order to balance crude helium purchases from the BLM with sales of helium to Federal agencies. DATES: The OMB is required to respond to this information collection request within 60 days but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, written comments should be received on or before March 10, 2011 in order to be assured of consideration. Please submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (OMB #1004– 0179), Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, fax 202–395–5806, or by electronic mail at oira_docket@omb.eop.gov. Please provide a copy of your comments to the BLM via mail, fax, or electronic mail. Mail: Bureau Information Collection Clearance Officer (WO–630), Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 401 LS, Washington, DC 20240. Fax: Jean Sonneman at 202–912– 7102. Electronic mail: jean_sonneman@blm.gov. ADDRESSES: You may contact Libby Conner, at 806–356– 1027. Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) on 1–800–877– 8339. You may also contact Ms. Conner to obtain a copy, at no cost, of the regulations and forms that require this collection of information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following information is provided for the information collection: Title: Helium Contracts (43 CFR 3195). OMB Number: 1004–0179. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: This collection of information pertains to the Helium Privatization Act of 1996, which provides that only authorized contractors may sell helium to Federal agencies. The BLM uses this information to verify that authorized contractors are in compliance with the Helium Privatization Act. In order to become an authorized contractor, a helium supplier must enter into an InKind Crude Helium Sales Contract to purchase from the Secretary of Interior amounts of crude helium that are equivalent to amounts the supplier sells to agencies of the Federal Government. 50 U.S.C. 167d. In the past, the BLM provided Form 1422x–922 for FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 respondents to comply with some of these requirements, but the pertinent regulations do not require that they use the form. The respondents have demonstrated compliance with the Helium Privatization Act without using the form and the BLM has determined that the form is no longer necessary to collect information. As a result, the BLM has decided to eliminate Form 1422X–922, although the BLM will continue to require respondents to submit pertinent information through written or electronic means as required by 43 CFR part 3195. The BLM uses the information for reporting and recordkeeping. Responses are required to obtain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: Quarterly and annually. Annual Burden Hours: 32 responses with 3.25 hours per response totals 104 burden hours. Annual Non-hour Burden Cost: There are no processing fees associated with this collection. Comments: As required in 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the BLM published the 60day notice in the Federal Register on June 14, 2010 (75 FR 33632) soliciting comments from the public and other interested parties. The comment period closed on August 13, 2010. The BLM did not receive any comments from the public in response to this notice, and did not receive any unsolicited comments. The BLM now requests comments on the following subjects: 1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper functioning of the BLM, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. The accuracy of the BLM’s estimate of the burden of collecting the information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. The quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. How to minimize the information collection burden on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other forms of information technology. Please send comments to the addresses listed under ADDRESSES. Please refer to OMB Control Number 1004–0179 in your correspondence. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, 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\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 6815 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 26 / Tuesday, February 8, 2011 / Notices information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Jean Sonneman, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–2709 Filed 2–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCAN03900 L17110000 AL0000] Proposed Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004–NEW Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: 60-day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this IC. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. DATES: Please submit your comments on this IC by April 11, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments by mail, fax, or electronic mail. Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C St., NW., Washington, DC 20240. Fax: to Jean Sonneman at 202–912– 7102. Electronic mail: Jean_Sonneman@blm.gov. SUMMARY: Regardless of the form of your comments, please indicate ‘‘Attention: 1004–NEW.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Heppe, Arcata Field Office, at (707) 825–2351 (Commercial or FTS). Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) on 1–800–877–8339, to contact Mr. Heppe. You may also contact Mr. Heppe to obtain a copy, at no cost, of the regulations that authorize this collection of information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to sponsor visitor use surveys for the Headwaters Forest Reserve (Reserve) and the King Range National Conservation Area (KRNCA). The Secretary of the Interior acquired the Reserve under the authority of the 1998 Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, Public Law 105–83 (codified at 16 USC 471j), and established the KRNCA under the authority of Public Law 91–476 (codified at 16 USC 460y–460y–9). The Reserve and the KRNCA are managed by the BLM Arcata Field Office in Northern California and are part of BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System. The proposed visitor use surveys would contribute to the implementation of the Resource Management Plans (RMPs) for the Reserve and the KRNC that the BLM approved in 2004 and 2005, respectively. In order to achieve resource protection and recreation goals set forth in the RMPs, BLM must gather accurate data regarding visitor use characteristics. Baseline studies of visitor use characteristics were conducted in the Reserve and the KRNCA in 1999 and 2003, respectively. These past studies provided comprehensive information about visitors’ demographics and visitors’ views on facilities, conflicts, existing and proposed management actions, resource conditions, and desires for the area. Since those initial studies, several changes have occurred in each area, including the addition of new facilities, and implementation of new management actions, and increasing annual visitation. A new visitor use study is needed in each area to determine changes in visitor characteristics, including demographics, usage, user conflicts, and perspectives toward management programs and facilities. The IC methods will include conducting on-site interviews with visitors on a stratified random sampling basis and distributing mail-back questionnaires. The IC will take place during the summer season when visitation rates are highest. Data will be analyzed and a final report developed for both the Reserve and the KRNCA. This collection of information will enable the BLM to respond to problems, protect natural and cultural resources, and develop appropriate interpretive programs. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1004–NEW. Title: Visitor Use Surveys. Frequency: On occasion. Description of Respondents: Visitors and recreationists. Respondents’ obligation: Voluntary. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: The estimated reporting burden for this collection is 1,700 responses and 467 hours. The following table details the individual components and estimated hour burdens of this collection. TABLE 1—ESTIMATED NUMBER OF RESPONDENTS, RESPONSES AND TIME Estimated number of responses per respondent Estimated number of respondents Activity Completion time per response (minutes) Total burden hours 600 400 400 300 1 1 1 1 7 30 7 30 70 200 47 150 Totals ........................................................................................................ srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Headwaters Visitor Interview ........................................................................... Headwaters Mail-back survey .......................................................................... KRNCA Visitor Interview .................................................................................. KRNCA Visitor Interview .................................................................................. 1,700 ........................ ........................ 467 III. Request for Comments OMB regulations at 5 CFR 1320, which implement provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), require that interested members of the public and affected VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:16 Feb 07, 2011 Jkt 223001 agencies be provided an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d) and 1320.12(a)). The BLM will request that the OMB approve this PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information collection activity for a 3year term. Comments are invited on: (1) The need for the collection of information for the performance of the functions of the agency; (2) the accuracy of the E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLNM006220. L99110000. EK0000; OMB Control Number 1004-0179]


Renewal of Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: 30-day notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an 
information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for a 3-year extension of OMB Control Number 1004-0179 under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act. This control number includes paperwork 
requirements in regulations that provide the authority for the BLM to 
collect helium sales information from Federal agencies and helium 
suppliers of major helium requirements, in order to balance crude 
helium purchases from the BLM with sales of helium to Federal agencies.

DATES: The OMB is required to respond to this information collection 
request within 60 days but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, 
written comments should be received on or before March 10, 2011 in 
order to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Please submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior (OMB 1004-0179), Office of 
Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
fax 202-395-5806, or by electronic mail at oira_docket@omb.eop.gov. 
Please provide a copy of your comments to the BLM via mail, fax, or 
electronic mail.
    Mail: Bureau Information Collection Clearance Officer (WO-630), 
Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 401 LS, 
Washington, DC 20240.
    Fax: Jean Sonneman at 202-912-7102.
    Electronic mail: jean_sonneman@blm.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Libby Conner, at 806-
356-1027. Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) on 1-800-877-
8339. You may also contact Ms. Conner to obtain a copy, at no cost, of 
the regulations and forms that require this collection of information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following information is provided for 
the information collection:
    Title: Helium Contracts (43 CFR 3195).
    OMB Number: 1004-0179.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: This collection of information pertains to the Helium 
Privatization Act of 1996, which provides that only authorized 
contractors may sell helium to Federal agencies. The BLM uses this 
information to verify that authorized contractors are in compliance 
with the Helium Privatization Act. In order to become an authorized 
contractor, a helium supplier must enter into an In-Kind Crude Helium 
Sales Contract to purchase from the Secretary of Interior amounts of 
crude helium that are equivalent to amounts the supplier sells to 
agencies of the Federal Government. 50 U.S.C. 167d. In the past, the 
BLM provided Form 1422x-922 for respondents to comply with some of 
these requirements, but the pertinent regulations do not require that 
they use the form. The respondents have demonstrated compliance with 
the Helium Privatization Act without using the form and the BLM has 
determined that the form is no longer necessary to collect information. 
As a result, the BLM has decided to eliminate Form 1422X-922, although 
the BLM will continue to require respondents to submit pertinent 
information through written or electronic means as required by 43 CFR 
part 3195. The BLM uses the information for reporting and 
recordkeeping. Responses are required to obtain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: Quarterly and annually.
    Annual Burden Hours: 32 responses with 3.25 hours per response 
totals 104 burden hours.
    Annual Non-hour Burden Cost: There are no processing fees 
associated with this collection.
    Comments: As required in 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the BLM published the 60-
day notice in the Federal Register on June 14, 2010 (75 FR 33632) 
soliciting comments from the public and other interested parties. The 
comment period closed on August 13, 2010. The BLM did not receive any 
comments from the public in response to this notice, and did not 
receive any unsolicited comments.
    The BLM now requests comments on the following subjects:
    1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper functioning of the BLM, including whether the information will 
have practical utility;
    2. The accuracy of the BLM's estimate of the burden of collecting 
the information, including the validity of the methodology and 
assumptions used;
    3. The quality, utility and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and
    4. How to minimize the information collection burden on those who 
are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other forms of information technology.
    Please send comments to the addresses listed under ADDRESSES. 
Please refer to OMB Control Number 1004-0179 in your correspondence. 
Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other 
personal identifying information in your comment, 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

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information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

Jean Sonneman,
Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-2709 Filed 2-7-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-84-P