Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 24736-24737 [2012-9917]

Download as PDF 24736 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 80 / Wednesday, April 25, 2012 / Notices III. Request for Comments DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR We invite your comments 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 information collection 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. Bureau of Reclamation IV. Public Disclosure Before including your address, phone number, email 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 18, 2012. Roseann Gonzales, Director, Policy and Administration, Denver Office. [FR Doc. 2012–9921 Filed 4–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of renewal and request for comments. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation intends to submit a request for renewal of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Diversions, Return Flow, and Consumptive Use of Colorado River Water in the Lower Colorado River Basin (OMB Control Number 1006–0015). DATES: Send written comments by June 25, 2012. ADDRESSES: To obtain copies of the information collection forms or to submit comments on this information collection, contact Maria Germain (LC– 4410), P.O. Box 61470, Boulder City, NV 89006, or to mgermain@usbr.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margot Selig, Supervisory Contract and Repayment Specialist, Water Administration Group, Boulder Canyon Operations Office, Bureau of Reclamation, (702) 293–8192. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) delivers Colorado River water to water users for diversion and beneficial consumptive use in the States of Arizona, California, and Nevada. The Consolidated Decree of the United States Supreme Court in the case of Arizona v. California, et al., entered March 27, 2006, (547 U.S. 150 (2006)) requires the Secretary of the Interior to prepare and maintain complete, detailed, and accurate records of diversions of water, return flow, and consumptive use and make these records available at least annually. This information is needed to ensure that a State or a water user within a State does not exceed its authorized use of Colorado River water. Water users are obligated by provisions in their water delivery contracts to provide Reclamation information on diversions and return flows. Reclamation determines the consumptive use by subtracting return flow from diversions or by other engineering means. Without the information collected, Reclamation could not comply with the order of the United States Supreme Court to prepare and maintain detailed and accurate records of diversions, return flow, and consumptive use. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1006–0015. Title: Diversions, Return Flow, and Consumptive Use of Colorado River Water in the Lower Colorado River Basin. Description of respondents: The respondents will include the Lower Basin States (Arizona, California, and Nevada), local and tribal entities, water districts, and individuals that use Colorado River water. Frequency: Monthly, annually, or otherwise as determined by the Secretary of the Interior. Estimated total number of respondents: 54. Estimated number of responses per respondent: 1 annually and/or 12 monthly. Estimated total number of annual responses: 292. Estimated total annual burden hours: 48.7 hours (rounded). Estimated burden for each form: 10 minutes. Estimated number of respondents Form No. Total responses per year *Estimated annual burden hours per form LC–72 .......................................................................................................................................... LC–72A ........................................................................................................................................ LC–72B ........................................................................................................................................ Custom Forms ............................................................................................................................. 1 1 24 28 12 1 24 255 2.0 0.2 4.0 42.5 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 54 292 48.7 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES * Burden hours are rounded up. III. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of our functions, including VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Apr 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 whether the information will have practical use; (b) the accuracy of our burden estimate for the proposed collection of information; PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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 E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 80 / Wednesday, April 25, 2012 / Notices 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. IV. Public Disclosure Before including your address, telephone number, email 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 18, 2012. Steven C. Hvinden, Chief, Boulder Canyon Operations Office, Lower Colorado Region Bureau of Reclamation. [FR Doc. 2012–9917 Filed 4–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Notice of Proposed Information Collection Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 regarding the certification of a State or Tribe for noncoal reclamation has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewed approval. The information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden and cost. 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 May 25, 2012, in order to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Department of the Interior Desk Officer, via email at pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Apr 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 OIRA_Docket@omb.eop.gov, or by facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Also, please send a copy of your comments to John Trelease, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 203—SIB, Washington, DC 20240, by telefax to (202) 219–3276, or by email to jtrelease@osmre.gov. To receive a copy of the information collection request, contact John Trelease at (202) 208–2783, or electronically at jtrelease@osmre.gov. You may also review this information collection request by going to https:// www.reginfo.gov (Information Collection Review, Currently Under Review, Agency is Department of the Interior, DOI–OSMRE). 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 submitted a request to OMB to renew its approval of the collection of information for 30 CFR Part 875—Noncoal Reclamation. 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. Responses are required to obtain a benefit. The OMB control number for this collection of information is listed in 30 CFR 875.10, which is 1029–0103. As required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), a Federal Register notice soliciting comments on these collections of information was published on February 1, 2012 (77 FR 5049). OSM received one comment, but it did not accurately reflect 30 CFR Part 875, nor was it germane to this information collection. Therefore, we have not changed the collection in response to the comment. This notice provides the public with an additional 30 days in which to comment on the following information collection activity: Title: 30 CFR Part 875—Noncoal Reclamation. OMB Control Number: 1029–0103. Summary: This part establishes procedures and requirements for State and Indian tribes to conduct noncoal reclamation using abandoned mine land funding. The information is needed to assure compliance with the Surface FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24737 Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. Bureau Form Numbers: None. Frequency of Collection: Once. Description of Respondents: State governments and Indian Tribes. Total Annual Responses: 1. Total Annual Burden Hours: 10. Send comments on the need for the collection 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 collection; and ways to minimize the information collection burden on respondents, such as use of automated means of collection of the information, to the places listed under ADDRESSES. Please refer to control number 1029–0103 in all correspondence. Before including your address, phone number, email 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 18, 2012. Andrew F. DeVito, Chief, Division of Regulatory Support. [FR Doc. 2012–9845 Filed 4–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–05–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Notice of Proposed Information Collection Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 its maintenance of state programs and procedures for substituting Federal enforcement of state programs and withdrawing approval of state programs, has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden and cost. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 80 (Wednesday, April 25, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24736-24737]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-9917]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently 
Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of renewal and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation intends to submit a request for 
renewal of an existing approved information collection to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB): Diversions, Return Flow, and Consumptive 
Use of Colorado River Water in the Lower Colorado River Basin (OMB 
Control Number 1006-0015).

DATES: Send written comments by June 25, 2012.

ADDRESSES: To obtain copies of the information collection forms or to 
submit comments on this information collection, contact Maria Germain 
(LC-4410), P.O. Box 61470, Boulder City, NV 89006, or to 
mgermain@usbr.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margot Selig, Supervisory Contract and 
Repayment Specialist, Water Administration Group, Boulder Canyon 
Operations Office, Bureau of Reclamation, (702) 293-8192.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) delivers Colorado River 
water to water users for diversion and beneficial consumptive use in 
the States of Arizona, California, and Nevada. The Consolidated Decree 
of the United States Supreme Court in the case of Arizona v. 
California, et al., entered March 27, 2006, (547 U.S. 150 (2006)) 
requires the Secretary of the Interior to prepare and maintain 
complete, detailed, and accurate records of diversions of water, return 
flow, and consumptive use and make these records available at least 
annually. This information is needed to ensure that a State or a water 
user within a State does not exceed its authorized use of Colorado 
River water. Water users are obligated by provisions in their water 
delivery contracts to provide Reclamation information on diversions and 
return flows. Reclamation determines the consumptive use by subtracting 
return flow from diversions or by other engineering means. Without the 
information collected, Reclamation could not comply with the order of 
the United States Supreme Court to prepare and maintain detailed and 
accurate records of diversions, return flow, and consumptive use.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1006-0015.
    Title: Diversions, Return Flow, and Consumptive Use of Colorado 
River Water in the Lower Colorado River Basin.
    Description of respondents: The respondents will include the Lower 
Basin States (Arizona, California, and Nevada), local and tribal 
entities, water districts, and individuals that use Colorado River 
water.
    Frequency: Monthly, annually, or otherwise as determined by the 
Secretary of the Interior.
    Estimated total number of respondents: 54.
    Estimated number of responses per respondent: 1 annually and/or 12 
monthly.
    Estimated total number of annual responses: 292.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 48.7 hours (rounded).
    Estimated burden for each form: 10 minutes.

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                                                                     Estimated         Total        *Estimated
                            Form No.                                 number of    responses  per   annual burden
                                                                    respondents        year       hours per form
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LC-72...........................................................               1              12             2.0
LC-72A..........................................................               1               1             0.2
LC-72B..........................................................              24              24             4.0
Custom Forms....................................................              28             255            42.5
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    Total.......................................................              54             292            48.7
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* Burden hours are rounded up.

III. Request for 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

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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.

IV. Public Disclosure

    Before including your address, telephone number, email 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 18, 2012.
Steven C. Hvinden,
Chief, Boulder Canyon Operations Office, Lower Colorado Region Bureau 
of Reclamation.
[FR Doc. 2012-9917 Filed 4-24-12; 8:45 am]
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