Renewal of Approved Information Collection, 57637-57638 [2015-24309]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 185 / Thursday, September 24, 2015 / Notices The areas described contain approximately 1,929,580 acres in Harney, Lake, and Malheur Counties. Utah Salt Lake Meridian Tps. 9 and 10 N., R. 3 E., Tps. 9, 10, 101⁄2, and 11 N., R. 4 E., Tps. 9 to 12 N., R. 5 E., Tps. 9 to 13 N., Rs. 6 to 8 E., Tps. 12, 14, and 15 N., R. 17 W., Tps. 11 to 15 N., R. 18 W., Tps. 10 to 15 N., R. 19 W. The areas described contain approximately 230,808 acres in Box Elder, Cache, and Rich Counties. Wyoming 6th Principal Meridian tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Tps. 27 and 28 N., R. 99 W., Tps. 27 to 29 N., R. 100 W., Tps. 25, 28, and 29 N., R. 101 W., Tps. 28 N., R. 102 W., Tps. 22 N., Rs. 104 and 120 W., Tps. 22, and 25 to 27 N., R. 105 W., Tps. 26 and 27 N., Rs. 106 to 108 W., T. 24 N., R. 112 W., Tps. 23 and 24 N., Rs. 113 and 115 W., Tps. 22 to 24 N., Rs. 114 and 119 W., Tps. 20 to 24 N., R. 117 W., Tps. 21 to 24 N., R. 118 W., Tps. 19 and 20 N., R. 121 W. The areas described contain approximately 252,162 acres in Fremont, Lincoln, Sublette, Sweetwater, and Uinta Counties. The total areas described aggregate approximately 10 million acres of public and National Forest System lands in the six states and counties listed above. The Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management has approved the BLM’s application. Therefore, this document constitutes a withdrawal proposal of the Secretary of the Interior (43 CFR 2310.1–3(e)). The purpose of the proposed withdrawal of the Sagebrush Focal Areas in Priority Habitat Management Areas is to protect the Greater SageGrouse and its habitat from adverse effects of locatable mineral exploration and mining subject to valid existing rights. The use of a right-of-way, interagency or cooperative agreement, or surface management by the BLM under 43 CFR part 3715 or 43 CFR part 3809 regulations or by the Forest Service under 36 CFR part 228 would not adequately constrain nondiscretionary uses, which could result in loss of critical sage-grouse habitat. There are no suitable alternative sites for the withdrawal. No water rights would be needed to fulfill the purpose of the requested withdrawal. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Sep 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 Records relating to the application may be examined by contacting the BLM offices listed above. For a period until December 23, 2015, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the proposed withdrawal may present their views in writing to the BLM Director, 1849 C Street NW., (WO–210), Washington, DC 20240, or electronically to sagebrush_ withdrawals@blm.gov. All comments received will be considered before any final action is taken on the proposed withdrawal. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and guide the process for developing the EIS. At present, the BLM has identified the following preliminary issues: Air quality/climate, American Indian resources, cultural resources, wilderness, mineral resources, public health and safety, recreation, socioeconomic conditions, soil resources, soundscapes, special status species, vegetation resources, visual resources, water resources, and fish and wildlife resources. Because of the nature of a withdrawal of public lands from operation of the mining law, mitigation of its effects is not likely to be an issue requiring detailed analysis. However, consistent with Council on Environmental Quality regulations implementing NEPA (40 CFR 1502.14), the BLM will consider whether and what kind of mitigation measures may be appropriate to address the reasonably foreseeable impacts to resources from the approval of this proposed withdrawal. The BLM will utilize and coordinate the NEPA scoping process to help fulfill the public involvement process under the National Historic Preservation Act (54 U.S.C. 306108) as provided in 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3). The information about historic and cultural resources within the area potentially affected by the proposed action will assist the BLM in identifying and evaluating impacts to such resources. The BLM will consult with Indian tribes on a government-to-government basis in accordance with Executive Order 13175 and other policies. Tribal concerns, including impacts to Indian trust assets and potential impacts to cultural resources, will be given due consideration. Federal, State, and local agencies, along with tribes and other stakeholders that may be interested in or affected by the proposed withdrawal that the BLM is evaluating, are invited to participate in the scoping process and, if eligible, may request or be PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57637 requested by the BLM to participate in the development of the environmental analysis as a cooperating agency. Comments including names and street addresses of respondents will be available for public review at the BLM Washington Office at the address noted above, during regular business hours Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. For a period until September 24, 2017, subject to valid existing rights, the lands described in this notice will be segregated from location and entry under the United States mining laws, unless the application/proposal is denied or canceled or the withdrawal is approved prior to that date. Licenses, permits, cooperative agreements, or discretionary land use authorizations may be allowed during the temporary segregative period, but only with approval of the authorized officer of the BLM or the USFS. The application will be processed in accordance with the regulations set forth in 43 CFR part 2300. Neil Kornze, Director, Bureau of Land Management. [FR Doc. 2015–24212 Filed 9–22–15; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWO350000.L14400000.PN0000] Renewal of Approved Information Collection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: 30-day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to continue the collection of information from owners of surface estates who apply for title to underlying Federally-owned mineral estates. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004–0153. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 57638 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 185 / Thursday, September 24, 2015 / Notices The OMB is required to respond to this information collection request within 60 days but may respond after 30 days. For maximum consideration, written comments should be received on or before October 26, 2015. ADDRESSES: Please submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (OMB #1004– 0153), Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, fax 202–395–5806, or by electronic mail at OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Please provide a copy of your comments to the BLM. You may do so via mail, fax, or electronic mail. Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street NW., Room 2134LM, Attention: Jean Sonneman, Washington, DC 20240. Fax: to Jean Sonneman at 202–245– 0050. Electronic mail: Jean_Sonneman@ blm.gov. Please indicate ‘‘Attn: 1004–0153’’ regardless of the form of your comments. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Flora Bell, at 202–912–7347. Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1–800– 877–8339, to leave a message for Ms. Bell. You may also review the information collection request online at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521) and OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 provide that an agency SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. In order to obtain and renew an OMB control number, Federal agencies are required to seek public comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d) and 1320.12(a)). As required at 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the BLM published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register on February 11, 2015 (80 FR 7630), and the comment period ended April 13, 2015. The BLM received no comments. The BLM now requests comments on the following subjects: 1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper functioning of the BLM, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. The accuracy of the BLM’s estimate of the burden of collecting the information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. The quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. How to minimize the information collection burden on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other forms of information technology. Please send comments as directed under ADDRESSES and DATES. Please refer to OMB control number 1004–0153 in your correspondence. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. The following information pertains to this request: Title: Conveyance of Federally-Owned Mineral Interests (43 CFR part 2720). Form: None. OMB Control Number: 1004–0153. Abstract: The respondents in this information collection are owners of surface estates who apply for title to underlying Federally-owned mineral estates. The BLM needs to conduct the information collection to determine if the applicants are eligible to receive title to the Federally-owned minerals lying beneath their lands. When certain specific conditions have been met, the United States will convey legal title to the Federally-owned minerals to the owner of the surface estate. Frequency: On occasion. Description of Respondents: Owners of surface estates who apply for underlying Federally-owned mineral estates. Estimated Number of Responses: 24 annually. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: 240 hours annually. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: $1,200 annually. The estimated burdens are itemized in the following table: B. Number of responses A. Type of response C. Hours per response D. Total hours (column B × column C) Conveyance of Federally-Owned Mineral Interests—Businesses .............................................. Conveyance of Federally-Owned Mineral Interests—Individuals ................................................ Conveyance of Federally-Owned Mineral Interests—State/Local/Tribal Governments .............. 11 10 3 10 10 10 110 100 30 Totals .................................................................................................................................... 24 ........................ 240 Jean Sonneman, Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–24309 Filed 9–23–15; 8:45 am] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4310–84–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Sep 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 185 (Thursday, September 24, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57637-57638]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-24309]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLWO350000.L14400000.PN0000]


Renewal of Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: 30-day notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an 
information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) to continue the collection of information from owners of surface 
estates who apply for title to underlying Federally-owned mineral 
estates. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved 
this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 
1004-0153.

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DATES: The OMB is required to respond to this information collection 
request within 60 days but may respond after 30 days. For maximum 
consideration, written comments should be received on or before October 
26, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Please submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior (OMB #1004-0153), Office of Management and 
Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, fax 202-395-5806, 
or by electronic mail at OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Please provide a 
copy of your comments to the BLM. You may do so via mail, fax, or 
electronic mail.
    Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 
1849 C Street NW., Room 2134LM, Attention: Jean Sonneman, Washington, 
DC 20240.
    Fax: to Jean Sonneman at 202-245-0050.
    Electronic mail: Jean_Sonneman@blm.gov.
    Please indicate ``Attn: 1004-0153'' regardless of the form of your 
comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Flora Bell, at 202-912-7347. Persons 
who use a telecommunication device for the deaf may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, to leave a message for Ms. 
Bell. You may also review the information collection request online at 
http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501-
3521) and OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 provide that an agency may 
not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of 
information, you are not obligated to respond. In order to obtain and 
renew an OMB control number, Federal agencies are required to seek 
public comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities 
(see 5 CFR 1320.8(d) and 1320.12(a)).
    As required at 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the BLM published a 60-day notice 
in the Federal Register on February 11, 2015 (80 FR 7630), and the 
comment period ended April 13, 2015. The BLM received no comments. The 
BLM now requests comments on the following subjects:
    1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper functioning of the BLM, including whether the information will 
have practical utility;
    2. The accuracy of the BLM's estimate of the burden of collecting 
the information, including the validity of the methodology and 
assumptions used;
    3. The quality, utility and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and
    4. How to minimize the information collection burden on those who 
are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other forms of information technology.
    Please send comments as directed under ADDRESSES and DATES. Please 
refer to OMB control number 1004-0153 in your correspondence. Before 
including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal 
identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your 
entire comment--including your personal identifying information--may be 
made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your 
comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public 
review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
    The following information pertains to this request:
    Title: Conveyance of Federally-Owned Mineral Interests (43 CFR part 
2720).
    Form: None.
    OMB Control Number: 1004-0153.
    Abstract: The respondents in this information collection are owners 
of surface estates who apply for title to underlying Federally-owned 
mineral estates. The BLM needs to conduct the information collection to 
determine if the applicants are eligible to receive title to the 
Federally-owned minerals lying beneath their lands. When certain 
specific conditions have been met, the United States will convey legal 
title to the Federally-owned minerals to the owner of the surface 
estate.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Description of Respondents: Owners of surface estates who apply for 
underlying Federally-owned mineral estates.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 24 annually.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: 240 hours 
annually.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: 
$1,200 annually.
    The estimated burdens are itemized in the following table:

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                                                                                                  D. Total hours
                       A. Type of response                         B. Number of    C. Hours per     (column B x
                                                                     responses       response        column C)
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Conveyance of Federally-Owned Mineral Interests--Businesses.....              11              10             110
Conveyance of Federally-Owned Mineral Interests--Individuals....              10              10             100
Conveyance of Federally-Owned Mineral Interests--State/Local/                  3              10              30
 Tribal Governments.............................................
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    Totals......................................................              24  ..............             240
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Jean Sonneman,
Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-24309 Filed 9-23-15; 8:45 am]
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