Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Mining and Mining Claims and Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights, 2686-2687 [2013-00524]

Download as PDF 2686 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 9 / Monday, January 14, 2013 / Notices Comments on the scope of the EIS may be submitted in writing until February 28, 2013. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local media, including the Navajo Times, Arizona Daily Sun, Farmington Daily Times, Gallup Independent, and the Navajo Hopi Observer. DATES: You may mail, email or hand carry comments to Renee Benally, Natural Resource Specialist, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Western Navajo Agency, Branch of Natural Resources, PO Box 127, Tuba City, Arizona 86045; telephone: (928)283–2210; email: renee.benally@bia.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Renee Benally, Natural Resource Specialist, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Western Navajo Agency, Branch of Natural Resources, PO Box 127, Tuba City, Arizona 86045; telephone: (928)283–2210; email: renee.benally@bia.gov. 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Authority: This notice is published in accordance with sections 1503.1 and 1506.6 of the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508) implementing the procedural requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), and the Department of the Interior National Environmental Policy Act Implementation Policy (43 CFR part 46), and is in the exercise of authority delegated to the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs by 209 DM 8. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Dated: December 19, 2012. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. I. Abstract [FR Doc. 2013–00527 Filed 1–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Park Service [NPS–NRSS–GRD–12018; PPWONRADG0, PPMRSNR1N.NG0000] Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Mining and Mining Claims and Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights National Park Service, Interior. Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: We (National Park Service, NPS) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This information collection is scheduled to expire on February 28, 2013. We 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB. DATES: You must submit comments on or before February 13, 2013. ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this information collection to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at OMB– OIRA at (202) 395–5806 (fax) or OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov (email). Please provide a copy of your comments to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service, 1201 I Street NW., MS 1237, Washington, DC 20005 (mail); or madonna_baucum@nps.gov (email). Please reference OMB Control Number 1024–0064 in the subject line of your comments. SUMMARY: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Edward O. Kassman, Jr., Regulatory Specialist, Energy and Minerals Branch, Geologic Resources Division, National Park Service, P.O. Box 25287, Lakewood, Colorado 80225 (mail); (303) 987–6792 (fax); or Edward_Kassman@nps.gov (email). You may review the ICR online at http:// www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Organic Act of 1916 (NPS Organic Act) (16 U.S.C. 1 et seq.) authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to develop regulations for national park E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 2687 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 9 / Monday, January 14, 2013 / Notices units under the Department’s jurisdiction. The Mining in the Parks Act (16 U.S.C. 1901 et seq.) directs the Secretary of the Interior to regulate all operations in park units in connection with the exercise of mineral rights on patented and unpatented mining claims. The regulations at 36 CFR part 9, Subparts A and B, ensure that mining and non-Federal oil and gas activities on units of the National Park System are conducted in a manner consistent with preserving each unit for the benefit of present and future generations. The information required by Subpart A identifies the claim, claimant, and operator (the claimant and operator are often the same) and details how the operator intends to access and develop the minerals associated with the claim. It also identifies the steps the operator intends to take to minimize any adverse impacts of the mining operations on park resource and values. No information, except claim ownership information, is submitted unless the claimant wishes to conduct mining operations. The information required by Subpart B identifies the owner and operator (the owner and operator are often the same) and details how the operator intends to access and develop the oil and gas rights. It also identifies the steps the operator intends to take to minimize any adverse impacts on park Number of respondents Activity resources and values. No information is submitted unless the owner wishes to conduct oil and gas operations. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1024–0064. Title: Mining Claims and Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights, 36 CFR part 9, Subparts A and B. Service Form Number: None. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: Businesses. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Number of responses Completion time per response Total annual burden hours Mining and Mining Claims ............................................................................... Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights ..................................................................... 1 20 1 20 176 176 176 3,520 Totals ........................................................................................................ 21 21 ........................ 3,696 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. III. Request for Comments On July 20, 2012, we published in the Federal Register (77 FR 42760) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew approval for this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on September 18, 2012. We did not receive any comments. We again invite comments concerning this information collection on: • Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; • The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information; • Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. Please note that the comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of public record. 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:53 Jan 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 Dated: January 8, 2013. Madonna L. Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2013–00524 Filed 1–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–EH–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service 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. 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Comments may be forwarded by United States Postal Service, to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C St. NW., MS 2280, Washington, DC 20240; by all other carriers, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1201 Eye St. NW., 8th floor, Washington, DC 20005; or by fax, 202–371–6447. Written or faxed comments should be submitted by January 29, 2013. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Yavapai County Back Ranch Historic District, 5525 Beaver Creek Rd., Rimrock, 12001227 ARKANSAS Arkansas County Black, L.A., Rice Milling Association Inc. Office, 508 S. Monroe St., DeWitt, 12001229 Columbia County Dolph Camp, Bussey and Peace Halls Historic District, E. side of Lane Dr., Magnolia, 12001231 Jefferson County Bain, Jewel, House Number 2, 3601 S. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 9 (Monday, January 14, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2686-2687]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00524]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-NRSS-GRD-12018; PPWONRADG0, PPMRSNR1N.NG0000]


Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Mining and Mining Claims and Non-Federal 
Oil and Gas Rights

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We (National Park Service, NPS) have sent an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize 
the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the 
estimated burden and cost. This information collection is scheduled to 
expire on February 28, 2013. We 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. However, under OMB 
regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information 
collection while it is pending at OMB.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before February 13, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this information 
collection to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at 
OMB-OIRA at (202) 395-5806 (fax) or OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov 
(email). Please provide a copy of your comments to the Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service, 1201 I Street NW., 
MS 1237, Washington, DC 20005 (mail); or madonna_baucum@nps.gov 
(email). Please reference OMB Control Number 1024-0064 in the subject 
line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Edward O. Kassman, Jr., Regulatory Specialist, 
Energy and Minerals Branch, Geologic Resources Division, National Park 
Service, P.O. Box 25287, Lakewood, Colorado 80225 (mail); (303) 987-
6792 (fax); or Edward_Kassman@nps.gov (email). You may review the ICR 
online at http://www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review 
Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB.

I. Abstract

    The Organic Act of 1916 (NPS Organic Act) (16 U.S.C. 1 et seq.) 
authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to develop regulations for 
national park

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units under the Department's jurisdiction. The Mining in the Parks Act 
(16 U.S.C. 1901 et seq.) directs the Secretary of the Interior to 
regulate all operations in park units in connection with the exercise 
of mineral rights on patented and unpatented mining claims.
    The regulations at 36 CFR part 9, Subparts A and B, ensure that 
mining and non-Federal oil and gas activities on units of the National 
Park System are conducted in a manner consistent with preserving each 
unit for the benefit of present and future generations. The information 
required by Subpart A identifies the claim, claimant, and operator (the 
claimant and operator are often the same) and details how the operator 
intends to access and develop the minerals associated with the claim. 
It also identifies the steps the operator intends to take to minimize 
any adverse impacts of the mining operations on park resource and 
values. No information, except claim ownership information, is 
submitted unless the claimant wishes to conduct mining operations. The 
information required by Subpart B identifies the owner and operator 
(the owner and operator are often the same) and details how the 
operator intends to access and develop the oil and gas rights. It also 
identifies the steps the operator intends to take to minimize any 
adverse impacts on park resources and values. No information is 
submitted unless the owner wishes to conduct oil and gas operations.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1024-0064.
    Title: Mining Claims and Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights, 36 CFR 
part 9, Subparts A and B.
    Service Form Number: None.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Businesses.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

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                                                                                    Completion
                    Activity                         Number of       Number of       time per      Total annual
                                                    respondents      responses       response      burden hours
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Mining and Mining Claims........................               1               1             176             176
Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights..................              20              20             176           3,520
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    Totals......................................              21              21  ..............           3,696
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    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.

III. Request for Comments

    On July 20, 2012, we published in the Federal Register (77 FR 
42760) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew approval for 
this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 
60 days, ending on September 18, 2012. We did not receive any comments.
    We again invite comments concerning this information collection on:
     Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, 
including whether or not the information will have practical utility;
     The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this 
collection of information;
     Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents.
    Please note that the comments submitted in response to this notice 
are a matter of public record. 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: January 8, 2013.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-00524 Filed 1-11-13; 8:45 am]
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