Renewal of Approved Information Collection; OMB Control No. 1004-0185, 79927-79928 [2015-32339]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 23, 2015 / Notices 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. Donald Gonzalez, Vale District Manager. [FR Doc. 2015–32255 Filed 12–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LL WO31000.L13100000.PB0000.15X] Renewal of Approved Information Collection; OMB Control No. 1004– 0185 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 pertaining to Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing, and Drainage Protection (43 CFR parts 3100, 3120, and 3150, and Subpart 3162). The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004–0185. 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 January 22, 2016. ADDRESSES: Please submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (OMB #1004– 0185), 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Dec 22, 2015 Jkt 238001 Please indicate ‘‘Attn: 1004–0185’’ regardless of the form of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Spencer, at 202–912–7146. 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. Spencer. 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 July 14, 2015 (80 FR 41057), and the comment period ended September 14, 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 the ADDRESSES and DATES sections of this notice. Please refer to OMB control number 1004–0185 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 PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79927 information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. The following information pertains to this request: Title: Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing and Drainage Protection (43 CFR parts 3100, 3120, and 3150, and Subpart 3162). Form: This is a nonform collection. OMB Control Number: 1004–0185. Abstract: The BLM proposes to extend the currently approved collection of information. In accordance with specific statutes and regulations, the BLM collects information to monitor and enforce compliance with drainage protection and other requirements pertaining to Federal and Indian oil and gas leasing and operations (except on the Osage Reservation). The statutes of primary importance are the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 and the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982. The collection enables the BLM to monitor and enforce compliance with requirements pertaining to: 1. Statutory acreage limitations; 2. Waiver, suspension, or reduction of rental or royalty payments; 3. Various types of agreements, contracts, consolidation and combinations; 4. Subsurface storage of oil and gas; 5. Transfers, name changes, and corporate mergers; 6. Lease renewal, relinquishment, termination, and cancellation; 7. Leasing under railroads and certain other types of rights-of-way; 8. Lands available for competitive leasing; and 9. Drainage protection. Frequency: On occasion, except for Option Statements (43 CFR 3100.3–3), which must be filed within 90 days after June 30 and December 31 of each year. All responses under this control number are required to obtain or retain a benefit. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents Annually: 6,165 Federal and Indian oil and gas lessees, operators, record title owners, and holders of options to acquire an interest in Federal or Indian leases. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden Annually: 25,395 hours. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden Annually: $472,514. The following table details the individual components and respective hour burdens of this information collection request: E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 79928 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 23, 2015 / Notices A. B. C. D. Type of response Number of responses Hours per response Total hours (column B × column C) Notice of option holdings 43 CFR 3100.3–1(b) ........................................................................... Option statement 43 CFR 3100.3–3 ........................................................................................... Proof of acreage reduction 43 CFR 3101.2–4(a) ........................................................................ Excess acreage petition 43 CFR 3101.2–4(a) ............................................................................ Ad hoc acreage statement 43 CFR 3101.2–6 ............................................................................ Joinder evidence statement 43 CFR 3101.3–1 ........................................................................... Waiver, suspension, or reduction of rental or royalty 43 CFR 3103.4–1 ................................... Communitization or drilling agreements 43 CFR 3105.2 ............................................................ Operating, drilling, or development contracts 43 CFR 3105.3 .................................................... Joint operations, transportation of oil application 43 CFR 3105.4 .............................................. Subsurface storage application 43 CFR 3105.5 ......................................................................... Consolidation of leases 43 CFR 3105.6 ..................................................................................... Heirs and devisees statement 43 CFR 3106.8–1 ....................................................................... Change of name 43 CFR 3106.8–2 ............................................................................................ Corporate merger 43 CFR 3106.8–3 .......................................................................................... Lease renewal application 43 CFR 3107.8 ................................................................................. Relinquishment 43 CFR 3108.1 .................................................................................................. Class I reinstatement petition 43 CFR 3108.2–2 ........................................................................ Class II reinstatement petition 43 CFR 3108.2–3 ....................................................................... Class III reinstatement petition 43 CFR 3108.2–4 ...................................................................... Application for lease under right-of-way 43 CFR 3109.1 ............................................................ Lands available for competitive leasing 43 CFR 3120.1–1(e) .................................................... Protests and appeals 43 CFR 3120.1–3 ..................................................................................... Preliminary drainage protection report 43 CFR 3162.2–9 .......................................................... Detailed drainage protection report 43 CFR 3162.2–9 ............................................................... Additional drainage protection report 43 CFR 3162.2–9 ............................................................ 1 1 1 1 1 50 130 535 1 1 1 35 90 160 1,755 1 90 35 30 1 5 1,750 380 1,000 100 10 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 1 8 8 8 2 24 20 1 1 1 1 1 50 260 1,070 1 1 1 35 90 160 1,755 1 90 105 90 1 40 14,000 3,040 2,000 2,400 200 Totals .................................................................................................................................... 6,165 ........................ 25,395 Jean Sonneman, Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–32339 Filed 12–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–MWR–CUVA–19576; PPMWMWROW3/ PPMPSPD1Y.YM0000] Environmental Impact Statement for the Modification/Removal of the Canal Diversion Dam in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio National Park Service, Interior. Notice of termination of environmental impact statement. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service (NPS) is terminating preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the modification/removal of the Canal Diversion Dam (Dam) in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio (CUVA). Instead, the NPS will be preparing an environmental assessment (EA) to assist the NPS in determining how best to bring the Cuyahoga River within the boundaries of CUVA into attainment with the Clean Water Act and to allow for its recreational use by the public. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Dec 22, 2015 Jkt 238001 Information will be available at Cuyahoga Valley National Park headquarters located at 15610 Vaughn Road, Brecksville, Ohio 44141; telephone (330) 657–2752. Information will also be available at the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/cuva. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Craig Kenkel at the address above; or by telephone at the number above. Information will be available at the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/cuva. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Dam is owned by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and supplies water to a portion of the Ohio and Erie Canal National Historic Landmark. The Cuyahoga River upstream of the Dam does not meet aquatic community goals set forth in Ohio’s Water Quality Standards. The Lower Cuyahoga River Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) report, as well as previous water quality surveys, has indicated that a cause of nonattainment of the standards is the Dam. The TMDL report recommends that the Dam be modified or removed to restore water quality in the Cuyahoga River upstream of the structure. Public and stakeholder scoping regarding ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 modification or removal of the Dam was initiated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency in August 2002. It was unclear at that time whether the proposed modification or removal of the Dam would involve NPS lands or adversely affect NPS resources. The NPS determined in 2009 that the State of Ohio alternatives for the proposal to modify or remove the Canal Diversion Dam would impact NPS resources, require access to NPS lands, or require NPS funds. Accordingly, the NPS decided to prepare the EIS, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency agreed to be cooperating agencies. A Notice of Intent to Prepare the EIS was published in the Federal Register on July 24, 2009. Following extensive internal review and interagency consultation over the last six years, preliminary analysis of the alternatives indicates there is no potential for significant impacts to NPS resources and values and no concerns or issues were expressed during the public scoping process that would have the potential for highly controversial impacts. Therefore, NPS intends to terminate the EIS and prepare an environmental assessment to develop and analyze alternatives that satisfy the project purpose and need. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources and E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LL WO31000.L13100000.PB0000.15X]


Renewal of Approved Information Collection; OMB Control No. 1004-
0185

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 pertaining to Onshore 
Oil and Gas Leasing, and Drainage Protection (43 CFR parts 3100, 3120, 
and 3150, and Subpart 3162). The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned 
it control number 1004-0185.

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 January 
22, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Please submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior (OMB #1004-0185), 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: 1004-0185'' regardless of the form of your 
comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Spencer, at 202-912-7146. 
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. Spencer. 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 July 14, 2015 (80 FR 41057), and the comment 
period ended September 14, 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 the ADDRESSES and DATES 
sections of this notice. Please refer to OMB control number 1004-0185 
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: Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing and Drainage Protection (43 CFR 
parts 3100, 3120, and 3150, and Subpart 3162).
    Form: This is a nonform collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1004-0185.
    Abstract: The BLM proposes to extend the currently approved 
collection of information. In accordance with specific statutes and 
regulations, the BLM collects information to monitor and enforce 
compliance with drainage protection and other requirements pertaining 
to Federal and Indian oil and gas leasing and operations (except on the 
Osage Reservation). The statutes of primary importance are the Mineral 
Leasing Act of 1920 and the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act 
of 1982. The collection enables the BLM to monitor and enforce 
compliance with requirements pertaining to:
    1. Statutory acreage limitations;
    2. Waiver, suspension, or reduction of rental or royalty payments;
    3. Various types of agreements, contracts, consolidation and 
combinations;
    4. Subsurface storage of oil and gas;
    5. Transfers, name changes, and corporate mergers;
    6. Lease renewal, relinquishment, termination, and cancellation;
    7. Leasing under railroads and certain other types of rights-of-
way;
    8. Lands available for competitive leasing; and
    9. Drainage protection.
    Frequency: On occasion, except for Option Statements (43 CFR 
3100.3-3), which must be filed within 90 days after June 30 and 
December 31 of each year. All responses under this control number are 
required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents Annually: 6,165 
Federal and Indian oil and gas lessees, operators, record title owners, 
and holders of options to acquire an interest in Federal or Indian 
leases.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden Annually: 
25,395 hours.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden 
Annually: $472,514.
    The following table details the individual components and 
respective hour burdens of this information collection request:

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                               A.                                       B.              C.              D.
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                                                                                                    Total hours
                        Type of response                             Number of       Hours per      (column B x
                                                                     responses       response        column C)
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Notice of option holdings 43 CFR 3100.3-1(b)....................               1               1               1
Option statement 43 CFR 3100.3-3................................               1               1               1
Proof of acreage reduction 43 CFR 3101.2-4(a)...................               1               1               1
Excess acreage petition 43 CFR 3101.2-4(a)......................               1               1               1
Ad hoc acreage statement 43 CFR 3101.2-6........................               1               1               1
Joinder evidence statement 43 CFR 3101.3-1......................              50               1              50
Waiver, suspension, or reduction of rental or royalty 43 CFR                 130               2             260
 3103.4-1.......................................................
Communitization or drilling agreements 43 CFR 3105.2............             535               2           1,070
Operating, drilling, or development contracts 43 CFR 3105.3.....               1               1               1
Joint operations, transportation of oil application 43 CFR                     1               1               1
 3105.4.........................................................
Subsurface storage application 43 CFR 3105.5....................               1               1               1
Consolidation of leases 43 CFR 3105.6...........................              35               1              35
Heirs and devisees statement 43 CFR 3106.8-1....................              90               1              90
Change of name 43 CFR 3106.8-2..................................             160               1             160
Corporate merger 43 CFR 3106.8-3................................           1,755               1           1,755
Lease renewal application 43 CFR 3107.8.........................               1               1               1
Relinquishment 43 CFR 3108.1....................................              90               1              90
Class I reinstatement petition 43 CFR 3108.2-2..................              35               3             105
Class II reinstatement petition 43 CFR 3108.2-3.................              30               3              90
Class III reinstatement petition 43 CFR 3108.2-4................               1               1               1
Application for lease under right-of-way 43 CFR 3109.1..........               5               8              40
Lands available for competitive leasing 43 CFR 3120.1-1(e)......           1,750               8          14,000
Protests and appeals 43 CFR 3120.1-3............................             380               8           3,040
Preliminary drainage protection report 43 CFR 3162.2-9..........           1,000               2           2,000
Detailed drainage protection report 43 CFR 3162.2-9.............             100              24           2,400
Additional drainage protection report 43 CFR 3162.2-9...........              10              20             200
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    Totals......................................................           6,165  ..............          25,395
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Jean Sonneman,
Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-32339 Filed 12-22-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-84-P