Renewal of Approved Information Collection, 6830-6831 [2013-02102]

Download as PDF 6830 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 21 / Thursday, January 31, 2013 / Notices accredited Universities that can provide geologic data to support NCRDS and other energy assessment projects being conducted by the Energy Resources Program. Data submitted to NCRDS by external cooperators constitute more than twothirds of the USGS point-source stratigraphic database (USTRAT) on coal occurrence. In 2012, NCRDS supported 30 projects in 23 States. This program is conducted under various authorities, including 30 U.S.C. 208–1, 42 U.S.C. 15801, and 43 U.S.C. 31 et seq. This collection will consist of applications, proposals and reports (annual and final). srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with I. Data OMB Control Number: 1028–0094. Title: Energy Cooperatives to Support the National Coal Resources Data System (NCRDS). Respondent Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Frequency of Collection: One time every 5 years for applications and final reports; annually for progress reports. Affected Public: Individuals; State, local and tribal governments; State Geological Surveys, universities, and businesses. Annual burden hours: 300. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 26. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 35 (9 applications 26 reports). Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’: None. II. Request for Comments Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. On October 12, 2012, we published a Federal Register notice (77 FR 62253) announcing that we would submit this information collection to OMB for approval. The notice provided a 60-day comment period ending on December 10, 2012. We did not receive any comments in response to that notice. We again invite comments concerning this information collection on: (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:38 Jan 30, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 OMB in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. Dated: January 23, 2013. Brenda Pierce, Program Coordinator, USGS Energy Resources Program. [FR Doc. 2013–02114 Filed 1–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWO220000.L63100000.PH0000 0113X] Renewal of Approved Information Collection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites public comments on its proposals to: (1) Request approval to continue the collection of information from persons who seek authorization for free use of mineral or vegetative materials; and (2) Use one form for vegetative materials, and a different form for mineral materials. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004–0001 to this information collection. SUMMARY: Please submit comments on the proposed information collection by April 1, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by mail, fax, or electronic mail. Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street NW., Room 2134LM, Attention: Jean Sonneman, Washington, DC 20240. Fax: to Jean Sonneman at 202–245– 0050. Electronic mail: Jean_Sonneman@blm.gov. Please indicate ‘‘Attn: 1004–0001’’ regardless of the form of your comments. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Bechdolt, at 202–912–7234 (vegetative materials); or George Brown, at 202–912–7118 (mineral materials) Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1–800– 877–8339, to leave a message for Mr. Bechdolt or Mr. Brown. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 agencies be given an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8 (d) and 1320.12(a)). This notice identifies an information collection that the BLM plans to submit to OMB for approval. The Paperwork Reduction Act provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. The BLM will request a 3-year term of approval for this information collection activity. 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 agency’s burden estimates; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) Ways to minimize the information collection burden on respondents, such as use of automated means of collection of the information. A summary of the public comments will accompany our submission of the information collection requests to OMB. 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. The following information is provided for the information collection: Title: Free Use Application and Permit for Vegetative or Mineral Materials (43 CFR Parts 3600, 3620, and 5510). OMB Control Number: 1004–0001. Summary: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) collects information from respondents for free use permits for vegetative or mineral materials in E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 6831 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 21 / Thursday, January 31, 2013 / Notices order to: (1) Determine whether the applicant is eligible for free use, (2) Determine whether the vegetative or mineral materials at issue qualify for free use; (3) Determine whether free use is consistent with pertinent land use plans and authorities; and; (4) Monitor the authorized removal and uses of vegetative and mineral materials to ensure sustainable resource management and verify that the actual use is consistent with the authorization. At present, the BLM uses the same form for free use of both vegetative and mineral materials. In this request, the BLM seeks approval to use one form for vegetative materials, and a different form for mineral materials. Frequency of Collection On occasion. Proposed Forms: • Form 3604–1, Free Use Application and Permit For Mineral Materials; and • Form 5510–1, Free Use Application and Permit for Vegetative Materials. Description of Respondents: Individuals seeking authorization for free use of mineral or vegetative materials. Estimated Annual Responses: • 160 mineral materials applications; and • 250 vegetative material applications. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: • 120 burden hours for mineral materials; and • 125 burden hours for vegetative materials. Estimated Annual Non-Hour Costs: None. The estimated annual burdens of this collection are itemized below: B. Number of responses A. Type of response C. Hours per response D. Total hours (Column B × Column C) Form 5510–1, Free Use Application and Permit For Vegetative Materials ................................ Form 3604–1, Free Use Application and Permit For Mineral Materials ..................................... 250 160 0.50 0.75 125 120 Totals .................................................................................................................................... 410 ........................ 245 Jean Sonneman, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land Management. [FR Doc. 2013–02102 Filed 1–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWO320000 L13300000.PP0000 12X] 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) to continue the collection of information regarding leases of solid minerals other than coal and oil shale. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004–0121. DATES: The OMB is required to respond to this information collection request within 60 days but may respond after 30 days. For maximum consideration, written comments should be received on or before March 4, 2013. ADDRESSES: Please submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (OMB #1004– 0121), Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, fax 202–395–5806, or by electronic mail at srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:38 Jan 30, 2013 Jkt 229001 OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Please provide a copy of your comments to the BLM. You may do so via mail, fax, or electronic mail. Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street NW., Room 2134LM, Attention: Jean Sonneman, Washington, DC 20240. Fax: to Jean Sonneman at 202–245– 0050. Electronic mail: Jean_Sonneman@blm.gov. Please indicate ‘‘Attn: 1004–0121’’ regardless of the form of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vince Vogt, at 202–912–7125. Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339, to leave a message for Mr. Vogt. You may also review the information collection request online at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521) and OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 provide that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. In order to obtain and renew an OMB control number, Federal agencies are required to seek public comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d) and 1320.12(a)). As required at 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the BLM published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register on September 27, 2012 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (77 FR 59415), and the comment period ended November 26, 2012. The BLM received one comment in response to this from the public in response to this notice. The comment neither addressed, nor was germane to, this information collection. Therefore, the BLM has not changed the collection in response to the comment. 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 as directed under ADDRESSES and DATES. Please refer to OMB control number 1004–0121 in your 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. E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 21 (Thursday, January 31, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6830-6831]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02102]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLWO220000.L63100000.PH0000 0113X]


Renewal of Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of 
Land Management (BLM) invites public comments on its proposals to: (1) 
Request approval to continue the collection of information from persons 
who seek authorization for free use of mineral or vegetative materials; 
and (2) Use one form for vegetative materials, and a different form for 
mineral materials. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has 
assigned control number 1004-0001 to this information collection.

DATES: Please submit comments on the proposed information collection by 
April 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by mail, fax, or electronic mail.
    Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 
1849 C Street NW., Room 2134LM, Attention: Jean Sonneman, Washington, 
DC 20240.
    Fax: to Jean Sonneman at 202-245-0050.
    Electronic mail: Jean_Sonneman@blm.gov.
    Please indicate ``Attn: 1004-0001'' regardless of the form of your 
comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Bechdolt, at 202-912-7234 
(vegetative materials); or George Brown, at 202-912-7118 (mineral 
materials) Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, to leave 
a message for Mr. Bechdolt or Mr. Brown.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 
agencies be given an opportunity to comment on information collection 
and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8 (d) and 1320.12(a)). 
This notice identifies an information collection that the BLM plans to 
submit to OMB for approval. The Paperwork Reduction Act provides that 
an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless 
it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a 
collection of information, you are not obligated to respond.
    The BLM will request a 3-year term of approval for this information 
collection activity. 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 agency's burden estimates; (3) Ways to 
enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; 
and (4) Ways to minimize the information collection burden on 
respondents, such as use of automated means of collection of the 
information. A summary of the public comments will accompany our 
submission of the information collection requests to OMB.
    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.
    The following information is provided for the information 
collection:
    Title: Free Use Application and Permit for Vegetative or Mineral 
Materials (43 CFR Parts 3600, 3620, and 5510).
    OMB Control Number: 1004-0001.
    Summary: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) collects information 
from respondents for free use permits for vegetative or mineral 
materials in

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order to: (1) Determine whether the applicant is eligible for free use, 
(2) Determine whether the vegetative or mineral materials at issue 
qualify for free use; (3) Determine whether free use is consistent with 
pertinent land use plans and authorities; and; (4) Monitor the 
authorized removal and uses of vegetative and mineral materials to 
ensure sustainable resource management and verify that the actual use 
is consistent with the authorization. At present, the BLM uses the same 
form for free use of both vegetative and mineral materials. In this 
request, the BLM seeks approval to use one form for vegetative 
materials, and a different form for mineral materials.
    Frequency of Collection On occasion.
    Proposed Forms:
     Form 3604-1, Free Use Application and Permit For Mineral 
Materials; and
     Form 5510-1, Free Use Application and Permit for 
Vegetative Materials.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals seeking authorization for 
free use of mineral or vegetative materials.
    Estimated Annual Responses:
     160 mineral materials applications; and
     250 vegetative material applications.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours:
     120 burden hours for mineral materials; and
     125 burden hours for vegetative materials.
    Estimated Annual Non-Hour Costs: None.
    The estimated annual burdens of this collection are itemized below:

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                                                                                                  D. Total hours
                       A. Type of response                         B. Number of    C. Hours per     (Column B x
                                                                     responses       response        Column C)
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Form 5510-1, Free Use Application and Permit For Vegetative                  250            0.50             125
 Materials......................................................
Form 3604-1, Free Use Application and Permit For Mineral                     160            0.75             120
 Materials......................................................
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    Totals......................................................             410  ..............             245
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Jean Sonneman,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land Management.
[FR Doc. 2013-02102 Filed 1-30-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-84-P