Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request, 67188-67196 [2013-26638]

Download as PDF TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 67188 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 217 / Friday, November 8, 2013 / Notices This plan will guide the management of the Riverways for the next 15 to 20 years. The GMP/WS/EIS considers and describes four draft conceptual alternatives—a no-action and three action alternatives, including the NPS preferred alternative. The anticipated environmental impacts of these alternatives are also analyzed. The no-action alternative would extend existing conditions and management trends into the future. This no-action alternative serves as a basis of comparison for evaluating the action alternatives. The NPS would maintain the Big Spring Wilderness Study Area’s primitive, natural character to maintain its wilderness eligibility. Alternative A would focus on creating visitor experiences and providing resource conditions that help visitors better understand the riverways of the past, including traditional river recreation activities reminiscent of those that occurred when the Riverways was established. Management would emphasize greater opportunities for traditional, non-mechanized forms of recreation and visitor experiences that are quieter, less crowded, and slower paced. Management would also focus on protecting natural resources and systems. Under this alternative, most of the Big Spring Wilderness Study Area would be recommended for wilderness designation. Alternative B, the NPS preferred alternative, would enhance opportunities for visitors to discover and learn about the natural wonders and Ozark heritage of the Riverways, while maintaining a mix of traditional recreational and commercial activities. Emphasis would be placed on increasing opportunities for visitor education and connections to natural resources and cultural landscapes. Most of the Big Spring Wilderness Study Area would be recommended for wilderness designation. Alternative C would seek to provide a diversity of outdoor recreational opportunities and experiences while maintaining the highly scenic natural setting and cultural resources. The Riverways would be managed to support higher levels and diverse types of recreational opportunities, with a focus on more intensive management to ensure that excessive impacts on resources or public safety would not occur. In addition, land-based recreational opportunities would be increased under this alternative. Approximately half of the Big Spring Wilderness Study Area would be recommended for wilderness designation. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:08 Nov 07, 2013 Jkt 232001 The Draft GMP/WS/EIS focuses on key natural and cultural resources, visitor uses and experiences, soundscapes, park operations, and socioeconomic characteristics that have the potential to be affected if any of the alternatives were implemented. If you wish to comment, you may submit your comment by any one of several methods. You are encouraged to submit comments via the PEPC Web site at the address above. You may mail comments to the National Park Service, Chris Church, Project Manager, Denver Service Center Planning Division, P.O. Box 25287, Denver, CO 80225. Finally, you may mail comments to the Superintendent at the address above. Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, 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 comments to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials, of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. Dated: May 16, 2013. Michael T. Reynolds, Regional Director, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. 2013–26872 Filed 11–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Natural Resources Revenue [Docket No. ONRR–2011–0001; DS63610300 DR2PS0000.CH7000 134D0102R2] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request Office of the Secretary, Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR). ACTION: Notice of an extension of a currently approved information collection (OMB Control Number 1012– 0010). AGENCY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) is notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requirements in the regulations under title 30, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), parts 1202, 1206, 1210, 1212, 1217, and 1218. This ICR pertains to royalty and production reporting on solid minerals and geothermal leases on Federal and Indian lands. There are three forms associated with this information collection: ONRR–4430, ONRR–4292, and ONRR–4293. This notice also provides the public with a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. DATES: OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information collection request but may respond after 30 days; therefore, you should submit your public comments to OMB by December 9, 2013 for the assurance of consideration. ADDRESSES: Submit comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of Interior (1012–0010), by telefax at (202) 395–5806 or via email to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Also, please send a copy of your comments to Armand Southall, Regulatory Specialist, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, P.O. Box 25165, MS 61030A, Denver, Colorado 80225. Please reference ‘‘ICR 1012–0010’’ in your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Armand Southall, Regulatory Specialist, email Armand.Southall@onrr.gov. You may also contact Mr. Southall to obtain copies, at no cost, of (1) the ICR, (2) any associated forms, and (3) the regulations that require us to collect the information. To see a copy of the entire ICR submitted to OMB, go to http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/PRAMain and select ‘‘Information Collection Review,’’ then select ‘‘Department of the Interior’’ in the drop-down box under ‘‘Currently Under Review.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Solid Minerals and Geothermal Collections–30 CFR Parts 1202, 1206, 1210, 1212, 1217, and 1218. OMB Control Number: 1012–0010. Bureau Form Number: Forms ONRR– 4430, ONRR–4292, and ONRR–4293. Abstract: The Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior is responsible for mineral resource development on Federal and Indian lands and the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The Secretary’s responsibility, according to various laws, is to (1) manage mineral resource production from Federal and Indian lands and the OCS, (2) collect the royalties and other mineral revenues due, and (3) distribute the funds collected under those laws. We have posted the laws pertaining to E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 67189 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 217 / Friday, November 8, 2013 / Notices mineral leases on Federal and Indian lands and the OCS at http:// www.onrr.gov/Laws_R_D/ PublicLawsAMR.htm. The Secretary also has a trust responsibility to manage Indian lands and to seek advice and information from Indian beneficiaries. ONRR performs the minerals revenue management functions for the Secretary and assists the Secretary in carrying out the Department’s trust responsibility for Indian lands. I. General Information When a company or an individual enters into a lease to explore, develop, produce, and dispose of minerals from Federal or Indian lands, that company or individual agrees to pay the lessor a share in a value of production from the leased lands. The lessee, or designee, must report various kinds of information to the lessor relative to the disposition of the leased minerals. Such information is generally available within the records of the lessee or others involved in developing, transporting, processing, purchasing, or selling such minerals. II. Information Collections ONRR, acting for the Secretary, uses the information that we collect to ensure that lessees accurately value and appropriately pay all royalties based on the correct product valuation. ONRR and other Federal Government entities, including the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and State and Tribal governmental entities, use the information for audit purposes and for evaluating the reasonableness of product valuation or allowance claims that lessees submit. Please refer to the burden hour chart for all reporting requirements and associated burden hours. A. Solid Minerals Producers of coal and other solid minerals from any Federal or Indian lease must submit current Form ONRR– 4430, Solid Minerals Production and Royalty Report, and other associated data formats. These companies also report certain data on Form ONRR– 2014, Report of Sales and Royalty Remittance (OMB Control Number 1012–0004). Producers of coal from any Indian lease must also submit Form ONRR–4292, Coal Washing Allowance Report, and Form ONRR–4293, Coal Transportation Allowance Report, if they wish to claim allowances on Form ONRR–4430. The information that ONRR requests is the minimum necessary to carry out our mission and places the least possible burden on respondents. B. Geothermal Resources This ICR also covers some of the information collections for geothermal resources, which ONRR groups by usage (electrical generation, direct use, and byproduct recover), and by disposition of the resources (arm’s-length (unaffiliated) contract sales, non-arm’slength contract sales, and no contract sales) within each use group. ONRR relies primarily on data that payors report on Form ONRR–2014 for the majority of our business processes, including geothermal information. In addition to using the data to account for royalties that payors report, ONRR uses the data for monthly distribution of mineral revenues and for audit and compliance reviews. III. OMB Approval We will request OMB approval to continue to collect this information. Not collecting this information would limit the Secretary’s ability to discharge fiduciary duties and may also result in the loss of royalty payments. We protect the proprietary information that ONRR receives and do not collect items of a sensitive nature. Reporters must submit Form ONRR–4430. Also, ONRR requires that reporters submit Forms ONRR– 4292 and ONRR–4293 to claim allowances on Form ONRR–4430. Frequency: Monthly, annually, and on occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100 reporters. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: 3,434 hours. We have not included in our estimates certain requirements that companies perform in the normal course of business, and that ONRR considers usual and customary. We display the estimated annual burden hours by CFR section and paragraph in the following chart. RESPONDENTS’ ESTIMATED ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS Citation 30 CFR Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Hour burden Average number annual responses Annual burden hours Part 1202—Royalties Subpart H—Geothermal Resources 1202.351(b)(3) .............................. 1202.353(a), (b), (c), and (d) ........ 1202.353(e) ................................... Pay royalties on used, sold, or otherwise finally disposed of byproducts. Report on Form ONRR–2014, royalties or direct use fee due for geothermal resources, byproduct quantity, and commercially demineralized water quantity. Maintain quality measurements for audits ....................... Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. See § 1210.52. AUDIT PROCESS (See Note). Part 1206—Product Valuation Subpart F—Federal Coal TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1206.253(c); 1206.254; 1206.257(d)(1). and Maintain accurate records for Federal lease coal and all data relevant to the royalty value determination; report the coal quantity information on appropriate forms under 30 CFR part 1210. 1206.257(b)(1), (b)(3), (b)(4), and (d)(2). Demonstrate and certify your arm’s-length contract provisions including all consideration paid by buyer, directly or indirectly, for coal production; provide written information of reported arm’s-length coal sales value and quantity data. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:08 Nov 07, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0.4166 E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 816 AUDIT PROCESS (See Note). 08NON1 340 67190 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 217 / Friday, November 8, 2013 / Notices RESPONDENTS’ ESTIMATED ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS—Continued Citation 30 CFR Reporting and recordkeeping requirement 1206.257(d)(3) .............................. 1206.257(f) .................................... 1206.257(i) .................................... 1206.259(a)(1) and (a)(3) ............. 1206.259(b)(2)(iv) ......................... 1206.259(b)(2)(iv)(A) ..................... 6 2 10 2 Report actual washing allowance on Form ONRR–4430 for arm’s-length sales. Report actual washing allowance on Form ONRR–4430 for non-arm’s-length or no contract sales. Report washing allowance on Form ONRR–4430 after lessee elects either method for a wash plant. Report washing allowance on Form ONRR–4430 for depreciation—use either straight-line, or a unit of production method. 1206.259(b)(1) .............................. 3 5 Demonstrate that your contract is arm’s-length; provide written information justifying the lessee’s washing costs. 1206.259(a)(1) .............................. Annual burden hours 2 Submit a one-time notification when first reporting royalties on Form ONRR–4430 and for a change in method. Submit all available data relevant to the value determination proposal. Write and sign contract revisions or amendments by all parties to an arm’s-length contract, and retroactively apply revisions or amendments to royalty value for a period not to exceed two years. Average number annual responses 3 6 Hour burden AUDIT PROCESS (See Note). 0.34 12 4 0.75 48 36 1 3 3 1 3 3 1206.259(c)(1)(ii) and (c)(2)(iii) ..... Submit arm’s-length and non-arm’s-length washing contracts and related documents to ONRR. AUDIT PROCESS (See Note). 1206.262(a)(1) .............................. Report transportation allowance on Form ONRR–4430 .. 0.333 1206.262(a)(1) and (a)(3) ............. Demonstrate that your contract is arm’s-length; provide written information justifying your transportation costs when ONRR determines the costs are unreasonable. AUDIT PROCESS (See Note). 1206.262(b)(1) .............................. Report actual transportation allowance on Form ONRR– 4430 for non-arm’s-length or no contract sales. Report transportation allowance on Form ONRR–4430 after lessee elects either method for a transportation system. Report transportation allowance on Form ONRR–4430 for depreciation—use either straight-line, or a unit of production method. Apply to ONRR for exception from the requirement of computing actual costs. 1206.262(b)(2)(iv) ......................... 1206.262(b)(2)(iv)(A) ..................... 1206.262(b)(3) .............................. 1206.262(c)(1)(ii) and (c)(2)(iii) ..... 24 18 1 3 3 1 3 3 1 Propose the value of coal for royalty purposes to ONRR for an ad valorem Federal coal lease. Notify ONRR if, prior to use, sale, or other disposition, you enhanced the value of coal. 1206.265 ....................................... 80 0.75 Submit all arm’s-length transportation contracts, production agreements, operating agreements, and related documents to ONRR. 1206.264 ....................................... 240 3 3 AUDIT PROCESS (See Note). 1 1 1 1 1 1 Subpart H—Geothermal Resources TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1206.352(b)(1)(ii) .......................... Determine the royalty on produced geothermal resources, used in your power plant for generation and sale of electricity, for Class I leases, as approved by ONRR. 1206.353(c)(2)(i)(A), (e)(4). and Include a return on capital you invested when the purchase of real estate for transmission facilities is necessary; allowable operating and maintenance expenses include other directly allocable and attributable operating and maintenance expenses that you can document. 1206.353(g) ................................... Request change to other depreciation alternative method with ONRR approval. VerDate Mar<15>2010 (d)(9), 18:08 Nov 07, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM AUDIT PROCESS (See Note). 1 08NON1 1 1 67191 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 217 / Friday, November 8, 2013 / Notices RESPONDENTS’ ESTIMATED ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS—Continued Citation 30 CFR Reporting and recordkeeping requirement 1206.353(h)(1) and (m)(2) ............ Use a straight-line depreciation method, but not below salvage value, for equipment. Amend your prior estimated Form ONRR–2014 reports to reflect actual transmission cost deductions, and pay any additional royalties due plus interest. 1206.353(n) ................................... Submit all arm’s-length transmission contracts, production and operating agreements and related documents, and other data for calculating the deduction. 1206.354(b)(1)(ii) .......................... Redetermine your generating cost rate annually and request ONRR approval to use a different deduction period. 1206.354(c)(2)(i)(A), (e)(4). and Include a return on capital you invested when the purchase of real estate for a power plant site is necessary; allowable operating and maintenance expenses include other directly allocable and attributable operating and maintenance expenses that you can document. 1206.354(g) ................................... Request change to other depreciation alternative method with ONRR approval. 1206.354(h) and (m)(2) ................. 1206.356(a)(1) and (a)(2) ............. Use a straight-line depreciation method, but not below the salvage value, for equipment. Amend your prior estimated Form ONRR–2014 reports to reflect actual generating cost deductions and pay any additional royalties due plus interest. Submit all arm’s-length power plant contracts, production and operating agreements and related documents, and other data for calculating the deduction. Determine the royalty on produced significant geothermal resource quantities, for Class I leases, with the weighted average of the arm’s-length gross proceeds used to operate the same direct-use facility. For Class I leases, the efficiency factor of the alternative energy source will be 0.7 for coal and 0.8 for oil, natural gas, and other fuels derived from oil and natural gas, or an efficiency factor proposed by the lessee and approved by ONRR. 1206.356(a)(3) .............................. For Class I leases, a royalty determined by any other reasonable method approved by ONRR. 1206.356(b)(3) .............................. Provide ONRR data showing the geothermal production amount, in pounds or gallons of geothermal fluid, to input into the fee schedule for Class III leases. 1206.356(c) ................................... ONRR will determine fees on a case-by-case basis for geothermal resources other than hot water. 1206.357(b)(3); and 1206.358(d) .. Determine the royalty due on byproducts by any other reasonable valuation method approved by ONRR. Use a discrete field on Form ONRR–2014 to notify ONRR of a transportation allowance. 1206.358(d)(2) and (e); 1206.359(a)(1), (a)(2), (c)(2)(i)(A), (d)(9), and (e)(4). Submit arm’s-length transportation contracts for reviews and audits, if ONRR requires. Pay any additional royalties due plus interest, if you have improperly determined a byproduct transportation allowance. Provide written information justifying your transportation costs if ONRR requires you to determine the byproduct transportation allowance; include a return on capital if the purchase was necessary; allowable operating and maintenance expenses include any other directly allocable and attributable operating and maintenance expenses that you can document. (d)(9), TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1206.354(n) ................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:08 Nov 07, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average number annual responses Hour burden Annual burden hours Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. AUDIT PROCESS (See Note). 1 1 1 AUDIT PROCESS (See Note). 1 1 1 Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. AUDIT PROCESS (See Note). Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. 1 40 40 Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. 1 1 Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM AUDIT PROCESS (See Note). 08NON1 1 67192 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 217 / Friday, November 8, 2013 / Notices RESPONDENTS’ ESTIMATED ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS—Continued Citation 30 CFR Reporting and recordkeeping requirement 1206.359(g) ................................... The lessee may not later elect to change to the other alternative without ONRR approval to compute costs associated with capital investment. 1206.359(h)(1) and (l)(2) .............. You must use a straight-line depreciation method based on the life of either equipment, or geothermal project. You must amend your prior Form ONRR–2014 reports to reflect actual byproduct transportation cost deductions and pay any additional royalties due plus interest. 1206.360(a)(1), (a)(2), and (b); 1206.361(a)(1). Retain all data relevant to the royalty value, or fee you paid. Show how you calculated then submit all data to ONRR upon request. ONRR may review and audit your data and will direct you to use a different measure, if royalty value, gross proceeds, or fee is inconsistent with subpart. 1206.361(a)(2) .............................. Pay either royalties or fees due plus interest if ONRR directs you to use a different royalty value, measure of gross proceeds, or fee. ONRR may require you to: increase the gross proceeds to reflect any additional consideration; use another valuation method; provide written information justifying your gross proceeds; demonstrate that your contract is arm’s length; and certify that the provisions in your sales contract include all of the consideration the buyer paid you. Write and sign contract revisions or amendments by all parties to the contract. 1206.361(b), (c), and (d) ............... 1206.361(f)(2) ............................... 1206.364(a)(1) .............................. Make any adjustments in royalty payments, if you owe additional royalties, and pay the royalties owed plus interest after the Assistant Secretary issues a determination. You may appeal an order requiring you to pay royalty under the determination. State, tribal, or local government lessee must pay a nominal fee, if uses a geothermal resource. 1206.364(d)(2) .............................. 1206.366 ....................................... Annual burden hours 1 1 1 Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. AUDIT PROCESS (See Note). Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. AUDIT PROCESS (See Note). AUDIT PROCESS (See Note). Request a value determination from ONRR in writing .... 1206.364(c)(2) ............................... Average number annual responses Hour burden 12 1 12 Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0006. Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. Subpart J—Indian Coal Demonstrate that your contract is arm’s-length; provide written information justifying the reported coal value; and certify that your arm’s-length contract provisions include all direct or indirect consideration paid by buyer for the coal production. 1206.456(d)(1); 1206.453. 1206.452(c); Retain all data relevant to the determination of royalty value to which individual Indian lease coal should be allocated; report coal quantity information on Form ONRR–4430, Solid Minerals Production and Royalty Report, as required under 30 CFR part 1210. 1206.456(d)(2) .............................. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1206.456(b)(1), (b)(3), and (b)(4) An Indian lessee will make available arm’s-length sales and sales quantity data for like-quality coal sold, purchased, or otherwise obtained from the area when requested by an authorized ONRR or Indian representative, or the Inspector General of the Department of the Interior or other persons authorized to receive such information. 1206.456(d)(3) .............................. Notify ONRR by letter identifying the valuation method used and procedure followed; this is a one-time notification due no later than the month the lessee first report royalties on the Form ONRR–4430. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:08 Nov 07, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM AUDIT PROCESS (See Note). 0.42 48 20 AUDIT PROCESS (See Note). 1 08NON1 1 1 67193 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 217 / Friday, November 8, 2013 / Notices RESPONDENTS’ ESTIMATED ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS—Continued Citation 30 CFR Reporting and recordkeeping requirement 1206.456(f) .................................... Propose a value determination method to ONRR; submit all available data relevant to method; and use that method until ONRR decides. Write and sign contract revisions or amendments by all parties to an arm’s-length contract. Deduct the reasonable actual coal washing allowance costs incurred under an arm’s-length contract, and allowance based upon their reasonable actual costs under a non-arm’s-length or no contract, after submitting a completed page one of Form ONRR–4292, Coal Washing Allowance Report, containing the actual costs for the previous reporting period, within three months after the end of the calendar year after the initial and for succeeding reporting periods, and report deduction on Form ONRR–4430 for an arm’slength, or a non-arm’s-length, or no contract. 1206.456(i) .................................... 1206.458(a)(1), ............................. (b)(1), (c)(1)(i), (c)(1)(iii), (c)(2)(i), and (c)(2)(iii). 1206.458(a)(3) .............................. Provide written information justifying your washing costs when ONRR determines your washing value unreasonable. 1206.458(b)(2)(iv) ......................... 1206.458(b)(2)(iv)(A) ..................... The lessee may not later elect to change to the other alternative without ONRR approval. Elect either a straight-line depreciation method based on the life of equipment or reserves, or a unit of production method. 1206.458(c)(1)(iv) and (c)(2)(vi) .... Submit arm’s-length washing contracts and all related data used on Form ONRR–4292. 1206.461(a)(1), (b)(1), (c)(1)(i), (c)(1)(iii), (c)(2)(i), and (c)(2)(iii). Submit a completed page one of Form ONRR–4293, Coal Transportation Allowance Report, of reasonable, actual transportation allowance costs incurred by the lessee for transporting the coal under an arm’s-length contract, in which you may claim a transportation allowance retroactively for a period of not more than three months prior to the first day of the month that you filed the form with ONRR, unless ONRR approves a longer period upon a showing of good cause by the lessee; also submit a completed Form ONRR– 4293 based upon the lessee’s reasonable actual costs under a non-arm’s-length or no contract (Emphasis added). 1206.461(a)(3) .............................. Provide written information justifying your transportation costs when ONRR determines your transportation value unreasonable. 1206.461(b)(2)(iv) ......................... Submit completed Form ONRR–4293 after a lessee has elected to use either method for a transportation system. Submit completed Form ONRR–4293 to compute depreciation for election to use either a straight-line depreciation, or unit-of-production method. Submit completed Form ONRR–4293 for exception from the requirement of computing actual costs. 1206.461(b)(2)(iv)(A) ..................... 1206.461(b)(3) .............................. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1206.461(c)(1)(iv) and (c)(2)(vi) .... Submit arm’s-length transportation contracts, production and operating agreements, and related documents used on Form ONRR–4293. 1206.463 ....................................... Propose the value of coal for royalty purposes to ONRR for an ad valorem Federal coal lease. Notify ONRR if, prior to use, sale, or other disposition, you enhance the value of coal. 1206.464 ....................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:08 Nov 07, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average number annual responses Annual burden hours 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 Hour burden E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM AUDIT PROCESS (See Note). 1 1 1 1 1 1 AUDIT PROCESS (See Note) 2 1 2 AUDIT PROCESS (See Note). 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 AUDIT PROCESS (See Note). 1 1 1 1 1 1 08NON1 67194 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 217 / Friday, November 8, 2013 / Notices RESPONDENTS’ ESTIMATED ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS—Continued Citation 30 CFR Average number annual responses Annual burden hours 0.75 1,668 1,251 0.50 900 450 1 30 30 0.5 Reporting and recordkeeping requirement 130 65 Hour burden Part 1210—Forms and Reports Subpart E—Solid Minerals, General 1210.201(a)(1); 1206.259(c)(1)(i), (c)(2), (e)(2); 1206.262(c)(1), (c)(2)(i), (e)(2); 1206.458(c)(4), (e)(2); 1206.461(c)(4), (e)(2). 1210.202(a)(1) and (c)(1) ............. 1210.203(a) ................................... 1210.204(a)(1) .............................. 1210.205(a) and (b) ...................... Submit a completed Form ONRR–4430; report washing and transportation allowances as a separate line on Form ONRR–4430 for arm’s-length, non-arm’s-length, or no contract sales, unless ONRR approves a different reporting procedure; submit also a corrected Form ONRR–4430 to reflect actual costs, together with any payment, in accordance with instructions provided by ONRR. Submit sales summaries via electronic mail where possible for all coal and other solid minerals produced from Federal and Indian leases and for any remote storage site. Submit sales contracts, agreements, and contract amendments for sale of all coal and other solid minerals produced from Federal and Indian leases with ad valorem royalty terms. Submit facility data if you operate a wash plant, refining, ore concentration, or other processing facility for any coal, sodium, potassium, metals, or other solid minerals produced from Federal or Indian leases with ad valorem royalty terms. Submit detailed statements, documents, or other evidence necessary to verify compliance, as requested. AUDIT PROCESS (See Note). Subpart H—Geothermal Resources 1210.351 ....................................... Maintain geothermal records on microfilm, microfiche, or other recorded media. 1210.352 ....................................... Submit additional geothermal information on special forms or reports. 1210.353 ....................................... Submit completed Form ONRR–2014 monthly once sales or utilization of geothermal production occur. Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. 1 1 1 Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. Part 1212—Records and Forms Maintenance Subpart E—Solid Minerals—General 1212.200(a) ................................... Maintain all records pertaining to Federal and Indian solid minerals leases for six years after records are generated unless the record holder is notified, in writing. 0.25 4,064 1,016 Subpart H—Geothermal Resources 1212.351(a) and (b) ...................... Retain accurate and complete records necessary to demonstrate that payments of royalties, rentals, and other amounts due under Federal geothermal leases are in compliance with laws, lease terms, regulations, and orders Maintain all records pertaining to Federal geothermal leases for six years after the records are generated unless the recordholder is notified in writing. Hour burden covered under OMB Control Numbers 1012–0004 (for Forms ONRR–2014 and ONRR–4054). TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Part 1217—Audits and Inspections Subpart E—Coal 1217.200 ....................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:08 Nov 07, 2013 Furnish, free of charge, duplicate copies of audit reports that express opinions on such compliance with Federal lease terms relating to Federal royalties as directed by the Director for the Office of Natural Resources Revenue. Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM AUDIT PROCESS (See Note). 08NON1 67195 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 217 / Friday, November 8, 2013 / Notices RESPONDENTS’ ESTIMATED ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS—Continued Citation 30 CFR Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Average number annual responses Hour burden Annual burden hours Subpart F—Other Solid Minerals 1217.250 ....................................... Furnish, free of charge, duplicate copies of annual or other audits of your books. AUDIT PROCESS (See Note). Subpart G—Geothermal Resources 1217.300 ....................................... The Secretary, or his/her authorized representative, will initiate and conduct audits or reviews that relate to compliance with applicable regulations. AUDIT PROCESS (See Note). PART 1218—COLLECTION OF MONIES AND PROVISION FOR GEOTHERMAL CREDITS AND INCENTIVES Subpart E—Solid Minerals—General 1218.201(b); 1206.460(d). 1206.457(b); 1218.203(a) and (b) ...................... You must tender all payments under § 1218.51 except for Form ONRR–4430 payments, include both your customer identification and your customer document identification numbers on your payment document, and you shall be liable for any additional royalties, plus interest, if improperly determined a washing or transportation allowance. Recoup an overpayment on Indian mineral leases through a recoupment on Form ONRR–4430 against the current month’s royalties and submit the tribe’s written permission to ONRR. 0.0055 1,368 8 1 1 1 Subpart F—Geothermal Resources 1218.300; 1218.301; 1218.305(a). 1218.304; Submit all rental and deferred bonus payments when due and pay in value all royalties due determined by ONRR. The payor shall tender all payments. Pay the direct use fees in addition to the annual rental due Pay advanced royalties, under 43 CFR 3212.15(a)(1) to retain your lease, that equal to the average monthly royalty you paid under 30 CFR part 1206, subpart H. Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. 1218.306(a)(2) .............................. You may receive a credit against royalties if ONRR approves in advance your contract. 1218.306(b) ................................... Pay in money any royalty amount that is not offset by the credit allowed under this section. Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. TOTAL BURDEN ................... ........................................................................................... ........................ 4 1 9,434 4 3,434 TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Note: Audit Process—The Office of Regulatory Affairs determined that the audit process is exempt from the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 because ONRR staff asks non-standard questions to resolve exceptions. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-hour’’ Cost Burden: We have identified no ‘‘nonhour’’ cost burdens associated with the collection of information. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor— and a person does not have to respond to—a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Comments: Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA requires each agency to ‘‘* * * provide 60-day notice in the Federal Register * * * and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information * * *.’’ Agencies must specifically solicit VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:08 Nov 07, 2013 Jkt 232001 comments to (a) evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information that ONRR collects; and (d) minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. To comply with the public consultation process, we published a notice in the Federal Register on February 11, 2013 (78 FR 9732), announcing that we would submit this PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day comment period. We received no unsolicited comments in response to the notice. If you wish to comment in response to this notice, you may send your comments to the offices listed under the ADDRESSES section of this notice. OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information collection, but they may respond after 30 days. Therefore, in order to ensure maximum consideration, OMB should receive public comments by December 9, 2013. Public Comment Policy: We will post all comments, including names and addresses of respondents, at http:// www.regulations.gov. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 67196 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 217 / Friday, November 8, 2013 / Notices information in your comment, you should be aware that we may make your entire comment—including your personal identifying information— publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public view your personal identifying information from public view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Information Collection Clearance Officer: Dave Alspach (202) 219–8526 Dated: September 27, 2013. Gregory J. Gould, Director, Office of Natural Resources Revenue. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Annual Refiling Survey Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Annual Refiling Survey,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. DATES: Submit comments on or before December 9, 2013. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201307-1220-002 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–BLS, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Fax: 202–395–6881 (this is not a toll-free number), email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:08 Nov 07, 2013 Jkt 232001 Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). BILLING CODE 4310–T2–P SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This ICR is to obtain OMB approval for changes to the Annual Refiling Survey (ARS), which is used in conjunction with the Unemployment Insurance tax reporting system in each State. The primary purpose of the ARS is to verify or to correct the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code assigned to establishments, as well as to obtain accurate mailing and physical location addresses of establishments. As a result, changes in the industrial and geographical compositions of the economy are captured in a timely manner and reflected in BLS statistical programs. Federal, State, and Local Governmental officials, as well as private researchers, depend on accurate geographical and industrial coding based on the 2012 North American Industry Classification System Manual. This ICR has been classified as a revision, because of minor changes to the notification letters and collection instruments. This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1220–0032. The current approval is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2013; however, the DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. New requirements would only take effect upon OMB approval. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2013–26638 Filed 11–7–13; 8:45 am] ACTION: required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Information Policy and Assessment Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 published in the Federal Register on July 23, 2013 (78 FR 44160). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1220– 0032. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–BLS. Title of Collection: Annual Refiling Survey. OMB Control Number: 1220–0032. Affected Public: Private Sector— business or other for-profits, farms, and not-for-profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,605,915. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1,605,915. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 153,642. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: November 4, 2013. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–26746 Filed 11–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Worker Classification Survey ACTION: E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM Notice. 08NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of Natural Resources Revenue

[Docket No. ONRR-2011-0001; DS63610300 DR2PS0000.CH7000 134D0102R2]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of 
Management and Budget Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Office of Natural Resources Revenue 
(ONRR).

ACTION: Notice of an extension of a currently approved information 
collection (OMB Control Number 1012-0010).

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SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the 
Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) is notifying the public that 
we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an 
information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork 
requirements in the regulations under title 30, Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR), parts 1202, 1206, 1210, 1212, 1217, and 1218. This 
ICR pertains to royalty and production reporting on solid minerals and 
geothermal leases on Federal and Indian lands. There are three forms 
associated with this information collection: ONRR-4430, ONRR-4292, and 
ONRR-4293. This notice also provides the public with a second 
opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory 
requirements.

DATES: OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information 
collection request but may respond after 30 days; therefore, you should 
submit your public comments to OMB by December 9, 2013 for the 
assurance of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for 
the Department of Interior (1012-0010), by telefax at (202) 395-5806 or 
via email to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Also, please send a copy of 
your comments to Armand Southall, Regulatory Specialist, Office of 
Natural Resources Revenue, P.O. Box 25165, MS 61030A, Denver, Colorado 
80225. Please reference ``ICR 1012-0010'' in your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Armand Southall, Regulatory 
Specialist, email Armand.Southall@onrr.gov. You may also contact Mr. 
Southall to obtain copies, at no cost, of (1) the ICR, (2) any 
associated forms, and (3) the regulations that require us to collect 
the information. To see a copy of the entire ICR submitted to OMB, go 
to http://www.reginfo.gov/public/PRAMain and select ``Information 
Collection Review,'' then select ``Department of the Interior'' in the 
drop-down box under ``Currently Under Review.''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Solid Minerals and Geothermal Collections-30 CFR Parts 1202, 
1206, 1210, 1212, 1217, and 1218.
    OMB Control Number: 1012-0010.
    Bureau Form Number: Forms ONRR-4430, ONRR-4292, and ONRR-4293.
    Abstract: The Secretary of the United States Department of the 
Interior is responsible for mineral resource development on Federal and 
Indian lands and the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The Secretary's 
responsibility, according to various laws, is to (1) manage mineral 
resource production from Federal and Indian lands and the OCS, (2) 
collect the royalties and other mineral revenues due, and (3) 
distribute the funds collected under those laws. We have posted the 
laws pertaining to

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mineral leases on Federal and Indian lands and the OCS at http://www.onrr.gov/Laws_R_D/PublicLawsAMR.htm.
    The Secretary also has a trust responsibility to manage Indian 
lands and to seek advice and information from Indian beneficiaries. 
ONRR performs the minerals revenue management functions for the 
Secretary and assists the Secretary in carrying out the Department's 
trust responsibility for Indian lands.

I. General Information

    When a company or an individual enters into a lease to explore, 
develop, produce, and dispose of minerals from Federal or Indian lands, 
that company or individual agrees to pay the lessor a share in a value 
of production from the leased lands. The lessee, or designee, must 
report various kinds of information to the lessor relative to the 
disposition of the leased minerals. Such information is generally 
available within the records of the lessee or others involved in 
developing, transporting, processing, purchasing, or selling such 
minerals.

II. Information Collections

    ONRR, acting for the Secretary, uses the information that we 
collect to ensure that lessees accurately value and appropriately pay 
all royalties based on the correct product valuation. ONRR and other 
Federal Government entities, including the Bureau of Safety and 
Environmental Enforcement, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of 
Indian Affairs, and State and Tribal governmental entities, use the 
information for audit purposes and for evaluating the reasonableness of 
product valuation or allowance claims that lessees submit. Please refer 
to the burden hour chart for all reporting requirements and associated 
burden hours.

A. Solid Minerals

    Producers of coal and other solid minerals from any Federal or 
Indian lease must submit current Form ONRR-4430, Solid Minerals 
Production and Royalty Report, and other associated data formats. These 
companies also report certain data on Form ONRR-2014, Report of Sales 
and Royalty Remittance (OMB Control Number 1012-0004). Producers of 
coal from any Indian lease must also submit Form ONRR-4292, Coal 
Washing Allowance Report, and Form ONRR-4293, Coal Transportation 
Allowance Report, if they wish to claim allowances on Form ONRR-4430. 
The information that ONRR requests is the minimum necessary to carry 
out our mission and places the least possible burden on respondents.

B. Geothermal Resources

    This ICR also covers some of the information collections for 
geothermal resources, which ONRR groups by usage (electrical 
generation, direct use, and byproduct recover), and by disposition of 
the resources (arm's-length (unaffiliated) contract sales, non-arm's-
length contract sales, and no contract sales) within each use group. 
ONRR relies primarily on data that payors report on Form ONRR-2014 for 
the majority of our business processes, including geothermal 
information. In addition to using the data to account for royalties 
that payors report, ONRR uses the data for monthly distribution of 
mineral revenues and for audit and compliance reviews.

III. OMB Approval

    We will request OMB approval to continue to collect this 
information. Not collecting this information would limit the 
Secretary's ability to discharge fiduciary duties and may also result 
in the loss of royalty payments. We protect the proprietary information 
that ONRR receives and do not collect items of a sensitive nature. 
Reporters must submit Form ONRR-4430. Also, ONRR requires that 
reporters submit Forms ONRR-4292 and ONRR-4293 to claim allowances on 
Form ONRR-4430.
    Frequency: Monthly, annually, and on occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 100 reporters.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: 3,434 
hours.
    We have not included in our estimates certain requirements that 
companies perform in the normal course of business, and that ONRR 
considers usual and customary. We display the estimated annual burden 
hours by CFR section and paragraph in the following chart.

                                   Respondents' Estimated Annual Burden Hours
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                                                                                      Average
          Citation 30 CFR            Reporting and recordkeeping    Hour burden    number annual   Annual burden
                                             requirement                             responses         hours
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                                              Part 1202--Royalties
                                         Subpart H--Geothermal Resources
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1202.351(b)(3).....................  Pay royalties on used,       Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number
                                      sold, or otherwise finally  1012-0004.
                                      disposed of byproducts.
1202.353(a), (b), (c), and (d).....  Report on Form ONRR-2014,    Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number
                                      royalties or direct use     1012-0004. See Sec.   1210.52.
                                      fee due for geothermal
                                      resources, byproduct
                                      quantity, and commercially
                                      demineralized water
                                      quantity.
1202.353(e)........................  Maintain quality                        AUDIT PROCESS (See Note).
                                      measurements for audits.
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                                          Part 1206--Product Valuation
                                             Subpart F--Federal Coal
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1206.253(c); 1206.254; and           Maintain accurate records            0.4166             816             340
 1206.257(d)(1).                      for Federal lease coal and
                                      all data relevant to the
                                      royalty value
                                      determination; report the
                                      coal quantity information
                                      on appropriate forms under
                                      30 CFR part 1210.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.257(b)(1), (b)(3), (b)(4), and  Demonstrate and certify                 AUDIT PROCESS (See Note).
 (d)(2).                              your arm's-length contract
                                      provisions including all
                                      consideration paid by
                                      buyer, directly or
                                      indirectly, for coal
                                      production; provide
                                      written information of
                                      reported arm's-length coal
                                      sales value and quantity
                                      data.
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1206.257(d)(3).....................  Submit a one-time                         2               3               6
                                      notification when first
                                      reporting royalties on
                                      Form ONRR-4430 and for a
                                      change in method.
1206.257(f)........................  Submit all available data                 5               2              10
                                      relevant to the value
                                      determination proposal.
1206.257(i)........................  Write and sign contract                   2               3               6
                                      revisions or amendments by
                                      all parties to an arm's-
                                      length contract, and
                                      retroactively apply
                                      revisions or amendments to
                                      royalty value for a period
                                      not to exceed two years.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.259(a)(1) and (a)(3)..........  Demonstrate that your                   AUDIT PROCESS (See Note).
                                      contract is arm's-length;
                                      provide written
                                      information justifying the
                                      lessee's washing costs.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.259(a)(1).....................  Report actual washing                  0.34              12               4
                                      allowance on Form ONRR-
                                      4430 for arm's-length
                                      sales.
1206.259(b)(1).....................  Report actual washing                  0.75              48              36
                                      allowance on Form ONRR-
                                      4430 for non-arm's-length
                                      or no contract sales.
1206.259(b)(2)(iv).................  Report washing allowance on               1               3               3
                                      Form ONRR-4430 after
                                      lessee elects either
                                      method for a wash plant.
1206.259(b)(2)(iv)(A)..............  Report washing allowance on               1               3               3
                                      Form ONRR-4430 for
                                      depreciation--use either
                                      straight-line, or a unit
                                      of production method.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.259(c)(1)(ii) and (c)(2)(iii).  Submit arm's-length and non-            AUDIT PROCESS (See Note).
                                      arm's-length washing
                                      contracts and related
                                      documents to ONRR.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.262(a)(1).....................  Report transportation                 0.333             240              80
                                      allowance on Form ONRR-
                                      4430.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.262(a)(1) and (a)(3)..........  Demonstrate that your                   AUDIT PROCESS (See Note).
                                      contract is arm's-length;
                                      provide written
                                      information justifying
                                      your transportation costs
                                      when ONRR determines the
                                      costs are unreasonable.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.262(b)(1).....................  Report actual                          0.75              24              18
                                      transportation allowance
                                      on Form ONRR-4430 for non-
                                      arm's-length or no
                                      contract sales.
1206.262(b)(2)(iv).................  Report transportation                     1               3               3
                                      allowance on Form ONRR-
                                      4430 after lessee elects
                                      either method for a
                                      transportation system.
1206.262(b)(2)(iv)(A)..............  Report transportation                     1               3               3
                                      allowance on Form ONRR-
                                      4430 for depreciation--use
                                      either straight-line, or a
                                      unit of production method.
1206.262(b)(3).....................  Apply to ONRR for exception               1               3               3
                                      from the requirement of
                                      computing actual costs.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.262(c)(1)(ii) and (c)(2)(iii).  Submit all arm's-length                 AUDIT PROCESS (See Note).
                                      transportation contracts,
                                      production agreements,
                                      operating agreements, and
                                      related documents to ONRR.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.264...........................  Propose the value of coal                 1               1               1
                                      for royalty purposes to
                                      ONRR for an ad valorem
                                      Federal coal lease.
1206.265...........................  Notify ONRR if, prior to                  1               1               1
                                      use, sale, or other
                                      disposition, you enhanced
                                      the value of coal.
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                                         Subpart H--Geothermal Resources
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1206.352(b)(1)(ii).................  Determine the royalty on     Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number
                                      produced geothermal         1012-0004.
                                      resources, used in your
                                      power plant for generation
                                      and sale of electricity,
                                      for Class I leases, as
                                      approved by ONRR.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.353(c)(2)(i)(A), (d)(9), and    Include a return on capital             AUDIT PROCESS (See Note).
 (e)(4).                              you invested when the
                                      purchase of real estate
                                      for transmission
                                      facilities is necessary;
                                      allowable operating and
                                      maintenance expenses
                                      include other directly
                                      allocable and attributable
                                      operating and maintenance
                                      expenses that you can
                                      document.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.353(g)........................  Request change to other                   1               1               1
                                      depreciation alternative
                                      method with ONRR approval.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------

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1206.353(h)(1) and (m)(2)..........  Use a straight-line          Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number
                                      depreciation method, but    1012-0004.
                                      not below salvage value,
                                      for equipment.
                                     Amend your prior estimated
                                      Form ONRR-2014 reports to
                                      reflect actual
                                      transmission cost
                                      deductions, and pay any
                                      additional royalties due
                                      plus interest.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.353(n)........................  Submit all arm's-length                 AUDIT PROCESS (See Note).
                                      transmission contracts,
                                      production and operating
                                      agreements and related
                                      documents, and other data
                                      for calculating the
                                      deduction.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.354(b)(1)(ii).................  Redetermine your generating               1               1               1
                                      cost rate annually and
                                      request ONRR approval to
                                      use a different deduction
                                      period.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.354(c)(2)(i)(A), (d)(9), and    Include a return on capital             AUDIT PROCESS (See Note).
 (e)(4).                              you invested when the
                                      purchase of real estate
                                      for a power plant site is
                                      necessary; allowable
                                      operating and maintenance
                                      expenses include other
                                      directly allocable and
                                      attributable operating and
                                      maintenance expenses that
                                      you can document.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.354(g)........................  Request change to other                   1               1               1
                                      depreciation alternative
                                      method with ONRR approval.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.354(h) and (m)(2).............  Use a straight-line          Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number
                                      depreciation method, but    1012-0004.
                                      not below the salvage
                                      value, for equipment.
                                     Amend your prior estimated
                                      Form ONRR-2014 reports to
                                      reflect actual generating
                                      cost deductions and pay
                                      any additional royalties
                                      due plus interest.
1206.354(n)........................  Submit all arm's-length                 AUDIT PROCESS (See Note).
                                      power plant contracts,
                                      production and operating
                                      agreements and related
                                      documents, and other data
                                      for calculating the
                                      deduction.
1206.356(a)(1) and (a)(2)..........  Determine the royalty on     Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number
                                      produced significant        1012-0004.
                                      geothermal resource
                                      quantities, for Class I
                                      leases, with the weighted
                                      average of the arm's-
                                      length gross proceeds used
                                      to operate the same direct-
                                      use facility.
                                     For Class I leases, the
                                      efficiency factor of the
                                      alternative energy source
                                      will be 0.7 for coal and
                                      0.8 for oil, natural gas,
                                      and other fuels derived
                                      from oil and natural gas,
                                      or an efficiency factor
                                      proposed by the lessee and
                                      approved by ONRR.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.356(a)(3).....................  For Class I leases, a                     1              40              40
                                      royalty determined by any
                                      other reasonable method
                                      approved by ONRR.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.356(b)(3).....................  Provide ONRR data showing    Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number
                                      the geothermal production   1012-0004.
                                      amount, in pounds or
                                      gallons of geothermal
                                      fluid, to input into the
                                      fee schedule for Class III
                                      leases.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.356(c)........................  ONRR will determine fees on               1               1               1
                                      a case-by-case basis for
                                      geothermal resources other
                                      than hot water.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.357(b)(3); and 1206.358(d)....  Determine the royalty due    Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number
                                      on byproducts by any other  1012-0004.
                                      reasonable valuation
                                      method approved by ONRR.
                                     Use a discrete field on
                                      Form ONRR-2014 to notify
                                      ONRR of a transportation
                                      allowance.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.358(d)(2) and (e);              Submit arm's-length                     AUDIT PROCESS (See Note).
 1206.359(a)(1), (a)(2),              transportation contracts
 (c)(2)(i)(A), (d)(9), and (e)(4).    for reviews and audits, if
                                      ONRR requires.
                                     Pay any additional
                                      royalties due plus
                                      interest, if you have
                                      improperly determined a
                                      byproduct transportation
                                      allowance.
                                     Provide written information
                                      justifying your
                                      transportation costs if
                                      ONRR requires you to
                                      determine the byproduct
                                      transportation allowance;
                                      include a return on
                                      capital if the purchase
                                      was necessary; allowable
                                      operating and maintenance
                                      expenses include any other
                                      directly allocable and
                                      attributable operating and
                                      maintenance expenses that
                                      you can document.
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1206.359(g)........................  The lessee may not later                  1               1               1
                                      elect to change to the
                                      other alternative without
                                      ONRR approval to compute
                                      costs associated with
                                      capital investment.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.359(h)(1) and (l)(2)..........  You must use a straight-     Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number
                                      line depreciation method    1012-0004.
                                      based on the life of
                                      either equipment, or
                                      geothermal project.
                                     You must amend your prior
                                      Form ONRR-2014 reports to
                                      reflect actual byproduct
                                      transportation cost
                                      deductions and pay any
                                      additional royalties due
                                      plus interest.
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1206.360(a)(1), (a)(2), and (b);     Retain all data relevant to             AUDIT PROCESS (See Note).
 1206.361(a)(1).                      the royalty value, or fee
                                      you paid. Show how you
                                      calculated then submit all
                                      data to ONRR upon request.
                                     ONRR may review and audit
                                      your data and will direct
                                      you to use a different
                                      measure, if royalty value,
                                      gross proceeds, or fee is
                                      inconsistent with subpart.
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1206.361(a)(2).....................  Pay either royalties or      Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number
                                      fees due plus interest if   1012-0004.
                                      ONRR directs you to use a
                                      different royalty value,
                                      measure of gross proceeds,
                                      or fee.
1206.361(b), (c), and (d)..........  ONRR may require you to:                AUDIT PROCESS (See Note).
                                      increase the gross
                                      proceeds to reflect any
                                      additional consideration;
                                      use another valuation
                                      method; provide written
                                      information justifying
                                      your gross proceeds;
                                      demonstrate that your
                                      contract is arm's length;
                                      and certify that the
                                      provisions in your sales
                                      contract include all of
                                      the consideration the
                                      buyer paid you.
1206.361(f)(2).....................  Write and sign contract                 AUDIT PROCESS (See Note).
                                      revisions or amendments by
                                      all parties to the
                                      contract.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.364(a)(1).....................  Request a value                          12               1              12
                                      determination from ONRR in
                                      writing.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.364(c)(2).....................  Make any adjustments in      Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number
                                      royalty payments, if you    1012-0004.
                                      owe additional royalties,
                                      and pay the royalties owed
                                      plus interest after the
                                      Assistant Secretary issues
                                      a determination.
1206.364(d)(2).....................  You may appeal an order      Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number
                                      requiring you to pay        1012-0006.
                                      royalty under the
                                      determination.
1206.366...........................  State, tribal, or local      Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number
                                      government lessee must pay  1012-0004.
                                      a nominal fee, if uses a
                                      geothermal resource.
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                                             Subpart J--Indian Coal
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1206.456(b)(1), (b)(3), and (b)(4).  Demonstrate that your                   AUDIT PROCESS (See Note).
                                      contract is arm's-length;
                                      provide written
                                      information justifying the
                                      reported coal value; and
                                      certify that your arm's-
                                      length contract provisions
                                      include all direct or
                                      indirect consideration
                                      paid by buyer for the coal
                                      production.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.456(d)(1); 1206.452(c);         Retain all data relevant to            0.42              48              20
 1206.453.                            the determination of
                                      royalty value to which
                                      individual Indian lease
                                      coal should be allocated;
                                      report coal quantity
                                      information on Form ONRR-
                                      4430, Solid Minerals
                                      Production and Royalty
                                      Report, as required under
                                      30 CFR part 1210.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.456(d)(2).....................  An Indian lessee will make              AUDIT PROCESS (See Note).
                                      available arm's-length
                                      sales and sales quantity
                                      data for like-quality coal
                                      sold, purchased, or
                                      otherwise obtained from
                                      the area when requested by
                                      an authorized ONRR or
                                      Indian representative, or
                                      the Inspector General of
                                      the Department of the
                                      Interior or other persons
                                      authorized to receive such
                                      information.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.456(d)(3).....................  Notify ONRR by letter                     1               1               1
                                      identifying the valuation
                                      method used and procedure
                                      followed; this is a one-
                                      time notification due no
                                      later than the month the
                                      lessee first report
                                      royalties on the Form ONRR-
                                      4430.

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1206.456(f)........................  Propose a value                           1               1               1
                                      determination method to
                                      ONRR; submit all available
                                      data relevant to method;
                                      and use that method until
                                      ONRR decides.
1206.456(i)........................  Write and sign contract                   1               1               1
                                      revisions or amendments by
                                      all parties to an arm's-
                                      length contract.
1206.458(a)(1),....................  Deduct the reasonable                     2               1               2
(b)(1), (c)(1)(i), (c)(1)(iii),       actual coal washing
 (c)(2)(i), and (c)(2)(iii).          allowance costs incurred
                                      under an arm's-length
                                      contract, and allowance
                                      based upon their
                                      reasonable actual costs
                                      under a non-arm's-length
                                      or no contract, after
                                      submitting a completed
                                      page one of Form ONRR-
                                      4292, Coal Washing
                                      Allowance Report,
                                      containing the actual
                                      costs for the previous
                                      reporting period, within
                                      three months after the end
                                      of the calendar year after
                                      the initial and for
                                      succeeding reporting
                                      periods, and report
                                      deduction on Form ONRR-
                                      4430 for an arm's-length,
                                      or a non-arm's-length, or
                                      no contract.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.458(a)(3).....................  Provide written information             AUDIT PROCESS (See Note).
                                      justifying your washing
                                      costs when ONRR determines
                                      your washing value
                                      unreasonable.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.458(b)(2)(iv).................  The lessee may not later                  1               1               1
                                      elect to change to the
                                      other alternative without
                                      ONRR approval.
1206.458(b)(2)(iv)(A)..............  Elect either a straight-                  1               1               1
                                      line depreciation method
                                      based on the life of
                                      equipment or reserves, or
                                      a unit of production
                                      method.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.458(c)(1)(iv) and (c)(2)(vi)..  Submit arm's-length washing             AUDIT PROCESS (See Note)
                                      contracts and all related
                                      data used on Form ONRR-
                                      4292.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.461(a)(1), (b)(1), (c)(1)(i),   Submit a completed page one               2               1               2
 (c)(1)(iii), (c)(2)(i), and          of Form ONRR-4293, Coal
 (c)(2)(iii).                         Transportation Allowance
                                      Report, of reasonable,
                                      actual transportation
                                      allowance costs incurred
                                      by the lessee for
                                      transporting the coal
                                      under an arm's-length
                                      contract, in which you may
                                      claim a transportation
                                      allowance retroactively
                                      for a period of not more
                                      than three months prior to
                                      the first day of the month
                                      that you filed the form
                                      with ONRR, unless ONRR
                                      approves a longer period
                                      upon a showing of good
                                      cause by the lessee; also
                                      submit a completed Form
                                      ONRR-4293 based upon the
                                      lessee's reasonable actual
                                      costs under a non-arm's-
                                      length or no contract
                                      (Emphasis added).
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.461(a)(3).....................  Provide written information             AUDIT PROCESS (See Note).
                                      justifying your
                                      transportation costs when
                                      ONRR determines your
                                      transportation value
                                      unreasonable.
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1206.461(b)(2)(iv).................  Submit completed Form ONRR-               1               1               1
                                      4293 after a lessee has
                                      elected to use either
                                      method for a
                                      transportation system.
1206.461(b)(2)(iv)(A)..............  Submit completed Form ONRR-               1               1               1
                                      4293 to compute
                                      depreciation for election
                                      to use either a straight-
                                      line depreciation, or unit-
                                      of-production method.
1206.461(b)(3).....................  Submit completed Form ONRR-               1               1               1
                                      4293 for exception from
                                      the requirement of
                                      computing actual costs.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.461(c)(1)(iv) and (c)(2)(vi)..  Submit arm's-length                     AUDIT PROCESS (See Note).
                                      transportation contracts,
                                      production and operating
                                      agreements, and related
                                      documents used on Form
                                      ONRR-4293.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1206.463...........................  Propose the value of coal                 1               1               1
                                      for royalty purposes to
                                      ONRR for an ad valorem
                                      Federal coal lease.
1206.464...........................  Notify ONRR if, prior to                  1               1               1
                                      use, sale, or other
                                      disposition, you enhance
                                      the value of coal.
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                                          Part 1210--Forms and Reports
                                       Subpart E--Solid Minerals, General
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1210.201(a)(1); 1206.259(c)(1)(i),   Submit a completed Form                0.75           1,668           1,251
 (c)(2), (e)(2); 1206.262(c)(1),      ONRR-4430; report washing
 (c)(2)(i), (e)(2); 1206.458(c)(4),   and transportation
 (e)(2); 1206.461(c)(4), (e)(2).      allowances as a separate
                                      line on Form ONRR-4430 for
                                      arm's-length, non-arm's-
                                      length, or no contract
                                      sales, unless ONRR
                                      approves a different
                                      reporting procedure;
                                      submit also a corrected
                                      Form ONRR-4430 to reflect
                                      actual costs, together
                                      with any payment, in
                                      accordance with
                                      instructions provided by
                                      ONRR.
1210.202(a)(1) and (c)(1)..........  Submit sales summaries via             0.50             900             450
                                      electronic mail where
                                      possible for all coal and
                                      other solid minerals
                                      produced from Federal and
                                      Indian leases and for any
                                      remote storage site.
1210.203(a)........................  Submit sales contracts,                   1              30              30
                                      agreements, and contract
                                      amendments for sale of all
                                      coal and other solid
                                      minerals produced from
                                      Federal and Indian leases
                                      with ad valorem royalty
                                      terms.
1210.204(a)(1).....................  Submit facility data if you             0.5             130              65
                                      operate a wash plant,
                                      refining, ore
                                      concentration, or other
                                      processing facility for
                                      any coal, sodium,
                                      potassium, metals, or
                                      other solid minerals
                                      produced from Federal or
                                      Indian leases with ad
                                      valorem royalty terms.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1210.205(a) and (b)................  Submit detailed statements,             AUDIT PROCESS (See Note).
                                      documents, or other
                                      evidence necessary to
                                      verify compliance, as
                                      requested.
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                                         Subpart H--Geothermal Resources
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1210.351...........................  Maintain geothermal records  Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number
                                      on microfilm, microfiche,   1012-0004.
                                      or other recorded media.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1210.352...........................  Submit additional                         1               1               1
                                      geothermal information on
                                      special forms or reports.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1210.353...........................  Submit completed Form ONRR-  Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number
                                      2014 monthly once sales or  1012-0004.
                                      utilization of geothermal
                                      production occur.
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                                    Part 1212--Records and Forms Maintenance
                                       Subpart E--Solid Minerals--General
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1212.200(a)........................  Maintain all records                   0.25           4,064           1,016
                                      pertaining to Federal and
                                      Indian solid minerals
                                      leases for six years after
                                      records are generated
                                      unless the record holder
                                      is notified, in writing.
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                                         Subpart H--Geothermal Resources
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1212.351(a) and (b)................  Retain accurate and          Hour burden covered under OMB Control Numbers
                                      complete records necessary  1012-0004 (for Forms ONRR-2014 and ONRR-4054).
                                      to demonstrate that
                                      payments of royalties,
                                      rentals, and other amounts
                                      due under Federal
                                      geothermal leases are in
                                      compliance with laws,
                                      lease terms, regulations,
                                      and orders Maintain all
                                      records pertaining to
                                      Federal geothermal leases
                                      for six years after the
                                      records are generated
                                      unless the recordholder is
                                      notified in writing.
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                                        Part 1217--Audits and Inspections
                                                 Subpart E--Coal
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1217.200...........................  Furnish, free of charge,                AUDIT PROCESS (See Note).
                                      duplicate copies of audit
                                      reports that express
                                      opinions on such
                                      compliance with Federal
                                      lease terms relating to
                                      Federal royalties as
                                      directed by the Director
                                      for the Office of Natural
                                      Resources Revenue.
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                                         Subpart F--Other Solid Minerals
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1217.250...........................  Furnish, free of charge,                AUDIT PROCESS (See Note).
                                      duplicate copies of annual
                                      or other audits of your
                                      books.
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                                         Subpart G--Geothermal Resources
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1217.300...........................  The Secretary, or his/her               AUDIT PROCESS (See Note).
                                      authorized representative,
                                      will initiate and conduct
                                      audits or reviews that
                                      relate to compliance with
                                      applicable regulations.
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               PART 1218--COLLECTION OF MONIES AND PROVISION FOR GEOTHERMAL CREDITS AND INCENTIVES
                                       Subpart E--Solid Minerals--General
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1218.201(b); 1206.457(b);            You must tender all                  0.0055           1,368               8
 1206.460(d).                         payments under Sec.
                                      1218.51 except for Form
                                      ONRR-4430 payments,
                                      include both your customer
                                      identification and your
                                      customer document
                                      identification numbers on
                                      your payment document, and
                                      you shall be liable for
                                      any additional royalties,
                                      plus interest, if
                                      improperly determined a
                                      washing or transportation
                                      allowance.
1218.203(a) and (b)................  Recoup an overpayment on                  1               1               1
                                      Indian mineral leases
                                      through a recoupment on
                                      Form ONRR-4430 against the
                                      current month's royalties
                                      and submit the tribe's
                                      written permission to ONRR.
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                                         Subpart F--Geothermal Resources
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1218.300; 1218.301; 1218.304;        Submit all rental and        Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number
 1218.305(a).                         deferred bonus payments     1012-0004.
                                      when due and pay in value
                                      all royalties due
                                      determined by ONRR. The
                                      payor shall tender all
                                      payments. Pay the direct
                                      use fees in addition to
                                      the annual rental due Pay
                                      advanced royalties, under
                                      43 CFR 3212.15(a)(1) to
                                      retain your lease, that
                                      equal to the average
                                      monthly royalty you paid
                                      under 30 CFR part 1206,
                                      subpart H.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1218.306(a)(2).....................  You may receive a credit                  4               1               4
                                      against royalties if ONRR
                                      approves in advance your
                                      contract.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
1218.306(b)........................  Pay in money any royalty     Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number
                                      amount that is not offset   1012-0004.
                                      by the credit allowed
                                      under this section.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    TOTAL BURDEN...................  ...........................  ..............           9,434           3,434
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Note: Audit Process--The Office of Regulatory Affairs determined that the audit process is exempt from the
  Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 because ONRR staff asks non-standard questions to resolve exceptions.

    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-hour'' Cost 
Burden: We have identified no ``non-hour'' cost burdens associated with 
the collection of information.
    Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) 
provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor--and a person does 
not have to respond to--a collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.
    Comments: Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA requires each agency to 
``* * * provide 60-day notice in the Federal Register * * * and 
otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies 
concerning each proposed collection of information * * *.'' Agencies 
must specifically solicit comments to (a) evaluate whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its 
duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) evaluate the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, usefulness, and 
clarity of the information that ONRR collects; and (d) minimize the 
burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    To comply with the public consultation process, we published a 
notice in the Federal Register on February 11, 2013 (78 FR 9732), 
announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The 
notice provided the required 60-day comment period. We received no 
unsolicited comments in response to the notice.
    If you wish to comment in response to this notice, you may send 
your comments to the offices listed under the ADDRESSES section of this 
notice. OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information 
collection, but they may respond after 30 days. Therefore, in order to 
ensure maximum consideration, OMB should receive public comments by 
December 9, 2013.
    Public Comment Policy: We will post all comments, including names 
and addresses of respondents, at http://www.regulations.gov. Before 
including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal 
identifying

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information in your comment, you should be aware that we may make your 
entire comment--including your personal identifying information--
publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to 
withhold from public view your personal identifying information from 
public view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
    Information Collection Clearance Officer: Dave Alspach (202) 219-
8526

     Dated: September 27, 2013.
Gregory J. Gould,
Director, Office of Natural Resources Revenue.
[FR Doc. 2013-26638 Filed 11-7-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-T2-P