Agency Information Collection; Proposed Revisions to a Currently Approved Information Collection, 57587-57588 [2012-22938]

Download as PDF 57587 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 18, 2012 / Notices believe that they are under the RRA forms submittal threshold and, consequently, may not submit the appropriate RRA form(s). However, some of these organizations may in fact have a different RRA forms submittal threshold than what they believe it to be depending on whether these organizations meet all of the required criteria for full special application of the acreage limitations provisions to religious or charitable organizations [43 CFR 426.9(b)]. In addition, some organizations that (1) do not meet the criteria to be treated as a religious or charitable organization under the acreage limitation provisions, and (2) are exempt from the requirement to submit RRA forms due to the size of their landholdings (directly and indirectly owned and leased land), may in fact be receiving Reclamation irrigation water for which the full-cost rate must be paid because the start of Reclamation irrigation water deliveries occurred after October 1, 1981 [43 CFR 426.6(b)(2)]. The Religious or Charitable Organization Identification Sheet (Form 7–2578) allows us to establish certain religious or charitable organizations’ compliance with Federal reclamation law. The Religious or Charitable Organization Identification Sheet is disbursed at our discretion. II. Changes to the RRA Forms and Their Instructions The changes made to the currently approved RRA forms and the corresponding instructions are of an editorial nature, and are designed to assist the respondents by increasing their understanding of the forms, clarifying the instructions for completing the forms, and clarifying the information that is required to be on the forms. The proposed revisions to the Trust Information Sheet also include clarification of the 40-acre and 240-acre thresholds applicable to prior law districts and discretionary provisions districts, respectively. The proposed revisions to the RRA forms will be effective in the 2014 water year. III. Data OMB Control Number: 1006–0023. Burden estimate per form (in minutes) Form No. Title: Forms to Determine Compliance by Certain Landholders, 43 CFR part 426. Form Number: Form 7–2536, Form 7– 2537, Form 7–2565, and Form 7–2578. Frequency: Generally, these forms will be submitted only once per identified entity, trust, public entity, or religious or charitable organization. Each year, we expect new responses in accordance with the following numbers. Respondents: Entity landholders, trusts, public entities, and religious or charitable organizations identified by Reclamation that are subject to the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law. Estimated Annual Total Number of Respondents: 500. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.0. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 500. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 72 hours. Estimated Completion Time per Respondent: See table below. Number of respondents Annual number of responses Annual burden on respondents (in hours) Limited Recipient Identification Sheet ............................................................. Trust Information Sheet ................................................................................... Public Entity Information Sheet ....................................................................... Religious or Charitable Identification Sheet .................................................... 5 5 15 15 175 150 100 75 175 150 100 75 15 13 25 19 Totals ........................................................................................................ ........................ 500 500 72 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES IV. Request for Comments V. Public Disclosure 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. 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. Bureau of Reclamation VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:39 Sep 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 Dated: September 7, 2012. Roseann Gonzales, Director, Policy and Administration, Denver Office. [FR Doc. 2012–22940 Filed 9–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agency Information Collection; Proposed Revisions to a Currently Approved Information Collection Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of revisions. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation intends to submit a request for renewal (with revisions) of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Certification Summary Form, Reporting Summary Form for Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 and 43 CFR part 428, OMB Control Number: 1006–0006. DATES: Submit written comments on the revised information collection on or before November 19, 2012. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to or requests for copies of the proposed revised forms to the Bureau of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1 57588 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 18, 2012 / Notices Reclamation, Attention: 84–53000, P.O. Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225–0007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie McPhee at (303) 445–2897. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: allows us to establish water user compliance with Federal reclamation law. I. Abstract This information collection 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 forms in this information collection are to be used by district offices to summarize individual landholder (direct or indirect landowner or lessee) and farm operator certification and reporting forms. This information The changes made to the currently approved RRA forms and the corresponding instructions are of an editorial nature, and are designed to assist the respondents by increasing their understanding of the forms, clarifying the instructions for completing the forms, and clarifying the information that is required to be on the forms. The proposed revisions to the RRA forms will be effective in the 2014 water year. II. Changes to the RRA forms and their instructions III. Data OMB Control Number: 1006–0006. Burden estimate per form (in hours) Form No. Title: Certification Summary Form, Reporting Summary Form for Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 and 43 CFR part 428. Form Number: Form 7–21SUMM–C and Form 7–21SUMM–R. Frequency: Annually. Respondents: Contracting entities that are subject to the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law. Estimated Annual Total Number of Respondents: 182. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.25. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 228. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 9,120 hours. Estimated Completion Time per Respondent: See table below. Number of respondents Annual number of responses Annual burden on respondents (in hours) 7–21SUMM–C and associated tabulation sheets ........................................... 7–21SUMM–R and associated tabulation sheets ........................................... 40 40 172 10 215 13 8,600 520 Totals ........................................................................................................ ........................ 182 228 9,120 IV. Request for Comments 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES V. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:39 Sep 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: September 7, 2012. Roseann Gonzales, Director, Policy and Administration, Denver Office. [FR Doc. 2012–22938 Filed 9–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Agency Information Collection; Proposed Revisions to a Currently Approved Information Collection Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of revisions. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation intends to submit a request for renewal (with revisions) of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): 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. DATES: Submit written comments on the revised information collection on or before November 19, 2012. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to or requests for copies of the proposed SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 revised forms 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: I. Abstract This information collection 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. 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. The forms in this information collection 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 181 (Tuesday, September 18, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57587-57588]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-22938]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Agency Information Collection; Proposed Revisions to a Currently 
Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of revisions.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation intends to submit a request for 
renewal (with revisions) of an existing approved information collection 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Certification Summary 
Form, Reporting Summary Form for Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 
and 43 CFR part 428, OMB Control Number: 1006-0006.

DATES: Submit written comments on the revised information collection on 
or before November 19, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to or requests for copies of the 
proposed revised forms to the Bureau of

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Reclamation, Attention: 84-53000, P.O. Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225-
0007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie McPhee at (303) 445-2897.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This information collection 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 forms in this information collection are to 
be used by district offices to summarize individual landholder (direct 
or indirect landowner or lessee) and farm operator certification and 
reporting forms. This information allows us to establish water user 
compliance with Federal reclamation law.

II. Changes to the RRA forms and their instructions

    The changes made to the currently approved RRA forms and the 
corresponding instructions are of an editorial nature, and are designed 
to assist the respondents by increasing their understanding of the 
forms, clarifying the instructions for completing the forms, and 
clarifying the information that is required to be on the forms. The 
proposed revisions to the RRA forms will be effective in the 2014 water 
year.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1006-0006.
    Title: Certification Summary Form, Reporting Summary Form for 
Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 and 43 CFR part 428.
    Form Number: Form 7-21SUMM-C and Form 7-21SUMM-R.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Respondents: Contracting entities that are subject to the acreage 
limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law.
    Estimated Annual Total Number of Respondents: 182.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.25.
    Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 228.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 9,120 hours.
    Estimated Completion Time per Respondent: See table below.

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                                        Burden                                      Annual  burden
                                     estimate  per     Number of    Annual  number        on
             Form No.                  form (in       respondents    of  responses    respondents
                                        hours)                                        (in hours)
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7-21SUMM-C and associated                       40             172             215           8,600
 tabulation sheets................
7-21SUMM-R and associated                       40              10              13             520
 tabulation sheets................
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    Totals........................  ..............             182             228           9,120
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IV. Request for Comments

    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.

V. 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: September 7, 2012.
Roseann Gonzales,
 Director, Policy and Administration, Denver Office.
[FR Doc. 2012-22938 Filed 9-17-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-MN-P