Renewal of Approved Information Collection, 59711-59712 [2013-23483]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 188 / Friday, September 27, 2013 / Notices interpreted this standard to require maintenance of stable or increasing breeding populations of eagles (74 FR 46836; September 11, 2009). We evaluate the risk and offsetting conservation measures, and the implications for direct, indirect, and cumulative effects under four alternatives in the DEA. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWO300000.L14300000.xx0000] Renewal of Approved Information Collection Next Steps The public process for the proposed Federal permit action will be completed after the public comment period, at which time we will evaluate the permit application and comments submitted thereupon to determine whether the application meets the permitting requirements under the Eagle Act, applicable regulations, and NEPA requirements. Upon completion of that evaluation, we will select our course of action. We will make the final permit decision no sooner than 30 days after the close of the public comment period. Public Comments We invite public comment on the proposed DEA. If you wish, you may submit comments by any one of the methods discussed above under ADDRESSES. Public Availability of Comments We will consider public comments on the DEA when making the final determination on NEPA compliance and permit issuance. 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. Authority pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES We provide this notice under Section 668a of the Eagle Act (16 U.S.C. 668– 668c) and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Dated: September 24, 2013. Alexandra Pitts, Deputy Regional Director, Pacific Southwest, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2013–23732 Filed 9–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:21 Sep 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 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, and plans to request approval to continue, the collection of information from individuals, private entities, and State or local governments seeking leases, permits, and easements for the use, occupancy, or development of public lands administered by the BLM. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004–0009 to this information collection. DATES: Please submit comments on the proposed information collection by November 26, 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: 1004–0009’’ regardless of the form of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Holdren at 202–912–7335. 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. Holdren. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59711 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: Land Use Application and Permit (43 CFR Part 2920). OMB Control Number: 1004–0009. Summary: Section 302 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1732) and regulations at 43 CFR part 2920 authorize the issuance of leases, permits, and easements for the use, occupancy, or development of public lands administered by the BLM. A variety of land uses are permissible. The burdens to respondents also can vary. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Forms: Form 2920–1, Land Use Application and Permit. Description of Respondents: Individuals, private entities, and State or local governments seeking leases, permits, and easements for the use, occupancy, or development of public lands. Estimated Annual Responses: 407. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,597. Estimated Annual Non-Hour Costs: $131,760. The following table itemizes the estimated annual burdens for respondents: E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1 59712 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 188 / Friday, September 27, 2013 / Notices Type of response Number of responses annually Time for each response (hours) Annual hour burden (column B × column C) (hours) A. B. C. D. Land Use Application and Permit, 43 CFR Part 2920 Form 2920–1, Individuals ...................... Land Use Application and Permit, 43 CFR Part 2920, Form 2920–1, State and Local Governments ........................................................................................................................................ Land Use Application and Permit, 43 CFR Part 2920, Form 2920–1, Private Sector/Typical ... Land Use Application and Permit, 43 CFR Part 2920, Form 2920–1, Private Sector/Complex 66 1 66 45 286 10 1 1 120 45 286 1,200 Totals .................................................................................................................................... 407 ........................ 1,597 Jean Sonneman, Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–23483 Filed 9–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVB00000.LF3100000. DD0000.LFHFJF500000; 13–08807; MO# 4500053474] Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the 3 Bars Ecosystem and Landscape Restoration Project in Eureka County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Battle Mountain District, Mount Lewis Field Office, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the 3 Bars Ecosystem and Landscape Restoration Project (3 Bars Project) and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. DATES: To ensure that comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the 3 Bars Project Draft EIS within 45 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public involvement activities at least 15 days in advance through media releases, Web site postings and/or mailings. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the 3 Bars Project by any of the following methods: • Email: 3Bars_Project@blm.gov. • Fax: 775–635–4034 Attn: Chad Lewis, 3 Bars Project. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:21 Sep 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 • Mail: BLM, Attn: Chad Lewis, 3 Bars Project, 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, NV 89820. Copies of the Draft EIS are available at the BLM Battle Mountain District Office in Battle Mountain, Nevada. The document can also be downloaded from the 3 Bars Project Web site that can be accessed through a link on the Battle Mountain District’s Web page at: http:// www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/battle_ mountain_field.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chad Lewis, 3 Bars Project Manager, telephone: 775–635–4102; address: 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, NV 89820; or email: 3Bars_Project@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 3 Bars Project area in central Eureka County, Nevada, spans approximately 750,000 acres and includes all or portions of three major mountain ranges (Roberts Mountain, Simpson Park Range, and Sulphur Spring Range). Many factors are contributing to an overall downward trend in land condition within this area, including an increasing incidence and severity of wildfire, increasing expansion of downy brome (cheatgrass), increasing expansion and densification of pinyon pine and Utah juniper woodlands, and increasing human impacts. The BLM is proposing a comprehensive treatment program for dramatically improving the health of the 3 Bars Project area and for reducing the risks that are contributing to its decline. The proposed project focuses on restoration at the landscape level. The proposed treatments would range from several acres to several thousand acres, depending on specific treatment and PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 management goals and desired objectives for each resource area. Possible treatment methods would include manual, mechanical, and biological control treatments, prescribed fire or wildland fire for resource benefit, and other management actions. In order to implement the proposed 3 Bars Project, the BLM has developed the All Available Methods Alternative, which is the preferred alternative, with treatments and treatment objectives that meet previously identified resource management goals. These goals are consistent with the 1986 ShoshoneEureka Resource Management Plan which currently guides land management activities within the 3 Bars Project area. These goals pertain to wildlife and habitat enhancement, fire and fuels management, control of weeds, woodland and rangeland values, wetland and riparian restoration, wild horse protection, Native American concerns, and cultural resources. The BLM has identified site-specific treatment projects that it would like to implement to restore and manage the 3 Bars Project Area. Treatment projects were identified through an iterative process involving the BLM and other Federal and State agencies. Treatments would focus on four priority vegetation management concerns: • Riparian—treatments in riparian habitats would focus on restoring functionality in areas where structural integrity (incised channel, headcuts, knickpoints, developments, and diversions) and/or appropriate species composition are compromised. • Aspen—treatments in quaking aspen management habitats would focus on improving the health of aspen stands by stimulating aspen stand suckering and sucker survival. • Pinyon-juniper—treatments in singleleaf pinyon pine and Utah juniper habitats would focus on thinning historic pinyon-juniper communities to promote woodland health and removing pinyon-juniper where it encroaches into E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 188 (Friday, September 27, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59711-59712]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-23483]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLWO300000.L14300000.xx0000]


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, and plans to request 
approval to continue, the collection of information from individuals, 
private entities, and State or local governments seeking leases, 
permits, and easements for the use, occupancy, or development of public 
lands administered by the BLM. The Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0009 to this information 
collection.

DATES: Please submit comments on the proposed information collection by 
November 26, 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: 1004-0009'' regardless of the form of your 
comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Holdren at 202-912-7335. 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. Holdren.

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: Land Use Application and Permit (43 CFR Part 2920).
    OMB Control Number: 1004-0009.
    Summary: Section 302 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
of 1976 (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1732) and regulations at 43 CFR part 2920 
authorize the issuance of leases, permits, and easements for the use, 
occupancy, or development of public lands administered by the BLM. A 
variety of land uses are permissible. The burdens to respondents also 
can vary.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Forms: Form 2920-1, Land Use Application and Permit.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals, private entities, and 
State or local governments seeking leases, permits, and easements for 
the use, occupancy, or development of public lands.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 407.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,597.
    Estimated Annual Non-Hour Costs: $131,760.
    The following table itemizes the estimated annual burdens for 
respondents:

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                                                                                                    Annual hour
                                                                     Number of     Time for each  burden (column
                        Type of response                             responses       response      B x column C)
                                                                     annually         (hours)         (hours)
A.                                                                            B.              C.              D.
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Land Use Application and Permit, 43 CFR Part 2920 Form 2920-1,                66               1              66
 Individuals....................................................
Land Use Application and Permit, 43 CFR Part 2920, Form 2920-1,               45               1              45
 State and Local Governments....................................
Land Use Application and Permit, 43 CFR Part 2920, Form 2920-1,              286               1             286
 Private Sector/Typical.........................................
Land Use Application and Permit, 43 CFR Part 2920, Form 2920-1,               10             120           1,200
 Private Sector/Complex.........................................
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    Totals......................................................             407  ..............           1,597
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Jean Sonneman,
Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-23483 Filed 9-26-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-84-P