Agency Information Collection Activities: Solid Minerals and Geothermal Collections-OMB Control Number 1012-0010; Comment Request, 22106-22116 [2016-08661]

Download as PDF 22106 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 72 / Thursday, April 14, 2016 / Notices A. Overview of Information Collection DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Title of Information Collection: Revitalization Area Designation and Management. OMB Approval Number: 2502–0566. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Form Number: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Department accepts request from local governments or interested nonprofit organizations to designate specified geographic areas as revitalization areas. A request must describe the nominated area in terms of census block groups. Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 42. Estimated Number of Responses: 12. Frequency of Response: On occasion Average Hours per Response: 2. Total Estimated Burdens: 84. Office of Natural Resources Revenue B. Solicitation of Public Comment mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) 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; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: April 6, 2016. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–08528 Filed 4–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Apr 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 [Docket No. ONRR–2011–0001; DS63610000 DR2PS0000.CH7000 167D0102R2] Agency Information Collection Activities: Solid Minerals and Geothermal Collections—OMB Control Number 1012–0010; Comment Request Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR), Interior. ACTION: Notice of extension. AGENCY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), ONRR is inviting comments on a collection of information requests that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This Information Collection Request (ICR) covers the paperwork requirements in the regulations under title 30, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), parts 1202, 1206, 1210, 1212, 1217, and 1218. Also, there are four forms associated with this information collection. DATES: Submit written comments on or before June 13, 2016 in order to assure consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this ICR to ONRR by using one of the following three methods (please reference ‘‘ICR 1012–0010’’ in your comments): 1. Electronically go to http:// www.regulations.gov. In the entry titled ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID,’’ enter ‘‘ONRR– 2011–0001’’ and then click ‘‘Search.’’ Follow the instructions to submit public comments. ONRR will post all comments. 2. Email comments to Mr. Luis Aguilar, Regulatory Specialist, at luis.aguilar@onrr.gov. 3. Hand-carry or mail comments, using an overnight courier service, to ONRR. Our courier address is Building 85, Room A–614, Denver Federal Center, West 6th Ave. and Kipling St., Denver, Colorado 80225. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For any questions, contact Mr. Luis Aguilar, telephone (303) 231–3418, or email at Luis.Aguilar@onrr.gov. You may also contact Mr. Aguilar 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Continental Shelf (OCS). The Secretary’s responsibility, according to various laws, is to manage mineral resource production from Federal and Indian lands and the OCS, collect the royalties and other mineral revenues due, and distribute the funds collected under those laws. We have posted those laws pertaining to mineral leases on Federal and Indian lands and the OCS at http://www.onrr.gov/Laws_R_D/ PubLaws/default.htm. The Secretary also has a trust responsibility to manage Indian lands and 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. You can find the information collections covered in this ICR at 30 CFR parts: • 1202, subpart H, which pertains to geothermal resources royalties. • 1206, subparts F, H, and J, which pertain to product valuation of Federal coal, geothermal resources, and Indian coal. • 1210, subparts E and H, which pertain to production and royalty reports on solid minerals and geothermal resources leases. • 1212, subparts E and H, which pertain to recordkeeping of reports and files for solid minerals and geothermal resources leases. • 1217, subparts E and H, which pertain to audits and inspections of coal, other solid minerals, and geothermal resources leases. • 1218, subparts E and F, which pertain to royalty, rental, bonuses, and other monies payment for solid minerals and geothermal resources. All data reported is subject to subsequent audit and adjustment. 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 an amount or 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 of such minerals. Information Collections ONRR, acting for the Secretary, uses the information that we collect to ensure E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 22107 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 72 / Thursday, April 14, 2016 / Notices that lessees accurately value and appropriately pay all royalties based on correct product valuation. ONRR and other Federal Government entities, including the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and State and Tribal governmental entities, use the information for audit purposes and for evaluating the fairness of product valuation or allowance claims that lessees submit. Please refer to the burden hour chart for all reporting requirements and associated burden hours. Furthermore, ONRR proposes implementing a new form ONRR–4440, Solid Minerals Sales Summary, to collect current data elements in a standardized format to support ONRR’s compliance efforts for all solid mineral leases. Lessees of coal and other solid minerals from Federal and Indian leases will submit required data on form ONRR–4440. Lessees will find the required data elements in the table in 30 CFR 1210.202. The sales summary information will aid ONRR in determining a lessee’s compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, and sales contracts. Currently, lessees are required to submit sales summaries electronically where possible by submitting internally generated information as an attachment to an email message using any format they have available. Over 95 percent of lessees use this submittal method. ONRR is developing an automated system that would receive and store the sales summary data that lessees submit on the proposed form ONRR–4440. Lessees would submit, and ONRR would utilize the submitted data in two phases. Phase 1 would require lessees to submit proposed form ONRR–4440 using the current submittal method. Phase 2 would require lessees to submit proposed form ONRR–4440 electronically. This submittal process would be similar to the current process that ONRR requires lessees to follow to submit form ONRR–4430, Solid Minerals Production and Royalty Report. The proposed standard collection format using available information technology would greatly reduce the number of ONRR site visits, emails, or telephone contacts needed to clarify company-generated sales summary documents. 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 ONRR requests are 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 audit and compliance reviews. 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. It is mandatory that the reporters submit form ONRR–4430. Also, ONRR requires that reporters submit forms ONRR–4292, ONRR–4293, and ONRR 4440 to obtain benefits for claiming allowances. II. Data Title: Solid Minerals and Geothermal Collections. OMB Control Number: 1012–0010. Bureau Form Numbers: ONRR–4430, ONRR–4292, ONRR–4293, and ONRR– 4440. 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 Pay royalties on used, sold, or otherwise finally disposed of byproducts. Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. 1202.353(a), (b), (c), and (d) .. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1202.351(b)(3) ......................... Report on Form ONRR–2014, royalties or direct use fee due for geothermal resources, byproduct quantity, and commercially demineralized water quantity. Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. See § 1210.52. 1202.353(e) ............................. Maintain quality measurements for audits AUDIT PROCESS. See Note. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Apr 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 22108 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 72 / Thursday, April 14, 2016 / Notices RESPONDENTS’ ESTIMATED ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS—Continued Citation 30 CFR Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Average number annual responses Hour burden Annual burden hours Part 1206—Product Valuation Subpart F—Federal Coal 1206.253(c); 1206.254; and 1206.257(d)(1). 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’slength contract provisions including all consideration paid by buyer, directly or indirectly, for coal production. Provide written information of reported arm’slength coal sales value and quantity data. 1206.257(d)(3) ......................... 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’slength contract, and retroactively apply revisions or amendments to royalty value for a period not to exceed two years. 1206.257(f) .............................. 1206.257(i) .............................. 1206.259(a)(1) and (a)(3) ....... 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) ......................... 1206.259(b)(2)(iv) .................... 1206.259(b)(2)(iv)(A) ............... Report transportation allowance on Form ONRR–4430. 1206.262(a)(1) and (a)(3) ....... 3 .............................. 6. 5 .............................. 2 .............................. 10. 2 .............................. 3 .............................. 6. 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. AUDIT PROCESS. See Note. 0.34 ......................... 12 ............................ 4. 0.75 ......................... 48 ............................ 36. 1 .............................. 3 .............................. 3. 1 .............................. 3 .............................. 3. Demonstrate that your contract is arm’slength. Provide written information justifying your transportation costs when ONRR determines the costs are unreasonable. 1206.262(b)(1) ......................... 1206.262(b)(2)(iv) .................... 1206.262(b)(2)(iv)(A) ............... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Apr 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 340. 2 .............................. Submit arm’s-length and non-arm’s-length washing contracts and related documents to ONRR. 1206.262(a)(1) ......................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1206.259(c)(1)(ii) and (c)(2)(iii) 816 .......................... AUDIT PROCESS. See Note. Demonstrate that your contract is arm’slength. Provide written information justifying the lessee’s washing costs. 1206.259(a)(1) ......................... 0.4166 ..................... AUDIT PROCESS. See Note. 0.333 ....................... 240 .......................... 80. AUDIT PROCESS. See Note. 0.75 ......................... 24 ............................ 18. 1 .............................. 3 .............................. 3. 1 .............................. 3 .............................. 3. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 22109 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 72 / Thursday, April 14, 2016 / Notices RESPONDENTS’ ESTIMATED ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS—Continued Citation 30 CFR Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Hour burden Average number annual responses 1206.262(b)(3) ......................... Apply to ONRR for exception from the requirement of computing actual costs. 1 .............................. 3 .............................. 1206.262(c)(1)(ii) and (c)(2)(iii) Submit all arm’s-length transportation contracts, production agreements, operating agreements, and related documents to ONRR. 1206.264 ................................. 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 ................................. Annual burden hours 3. AUDIT PROCESS. See Note. 1 .............................. 1 .............................. 1. 1 .............................. 1 .............................. 1. Subpart H—Geothermal Resources 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. Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. 1206.353(c)(2)(i)(A), (d)(9), and (e)(4). 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. AUDIT PROCESS. See Note. 1206.353(g) ............................. Request change to other depreciation alternative method with ONRR approval. 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. Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. 1206.353(n) ............................. Submit all arm’s-length transmission contracts, production and operating agreements and related documents, and other data for calculating the deduction. AUDIT PROCESS. See Note. 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), (d)(9), and (e)(4). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1206.352(b)(1)(ii) ..................... 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) ........... Use a straight-line depreciation method, but not below the salvage value, for equipment.. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Apr 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 1 .............................. 1 .............................. 1 .............................. 1 .............................. 1. 1. AUDIT PROCESS. See Note. 1 .............................. 1 .............................. 1. Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 22110 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 72 / Thursday, April 14, 2016 / Notices RESPONDENTS’ ESTIMATED ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS—Continued Citation 30 CFR Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Average number annual responses Hour burden Annual burden hours 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.. 1206.356(a)(1) and (a)(2) ....... 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 directuse 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. Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004.. 1206.356(a)(3) ......................... For Class I leases, a royalty determined by any other reasonable method approved by ONRR. 1 .............................. 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-bycase basis for geothermal resources other than hot water. 1206.357(b)(3); and 1206.358(d). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1206.354(n) ............................. AUDIT PROCESS. See Note. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Apr 13, 2016 The lessee may not later elect to change to the other alternative without ONRR approval to compute costs associated with capital investment. Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 40. Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. 1 .............................. 1 .............................. 1. Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. 1206.358(d)(2) and (e); Submit arm’s-length transportation con1206.359(a)(1), (a)(2), tracts for reviews and audits, if ONRR (c)(2)(i)(A), (d)(9), and (e)(4). 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. 1206.359(g) ............................. 40 ............................ AUDIT PROCESS. See Note. 1 .............................. Sfmt 4703 1 .............................. E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 1. 22111 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 72 / Thursday, April 14, 2016 / Notices RESPONDENTS’ ESTIMATED ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS—Continued Average number annual responses Citation 30 CFR Reporting and recordkeeping requirement 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. Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. 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. AUDIT PROCESS. See Note. 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. Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. 1206.361(b), (c), and (d) ......... 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. AUDIT PROCESS. See Note. 1206.361(f)(2) .......................... Write and sign contract revisions or amendments by all parties to the contract. AUDIT PROCESS. See Note. 1206.364(a)(1) ......................... Request a value ONRR in writing. 1206.364(c)(2) ......................... 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. Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. 1206.364(d)(2) ......................... You may appeal an order requiring you to pay royalty under the determination. Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0006. 1206.366 ................................. State, tribal, or local government lessee must pay a nominal fee, if uses a geothermal resource. Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. determination from Hour burden 12 ............................ 1 .............................. Annual burden hours 12. Subpart J—Indian Coal mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1206.456(b)(1), (b)(3), and (b)(4). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Apr 13, 2016 Demonstrate that your contract is arm’slength. 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. Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 AUDIT PROCESS. See Note. E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 22112 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 72 / Thursday, April 14, 2016 / Notices RESPONDENTS’ ESTIMATED ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS—Continued Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Hour burden Average number annual responses 1206.456(d)(1); 1206.452(c); 1206.453. 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. 0.42 ......................... 48 ............................ 1206.456(d)(2) ......................... 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. 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’slength 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 3 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 nonarm’s-length, or no contract. Citation 30 CFR 1206.456(f) .............................. 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) ......................... 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(b)(2)(iv)(A) ............... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1206.458(c)(1)(iv) and (c)(2)(vi). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Apr 13, 2016 1 .............................. 1 .............................. 1. 1 .............................. 1 .............................. 1. 1 .............................. 1 .............................. 1. 2 .............................. 1 .............................. 2. AUDIT PROCESS. See Note. 1 .............................. 1 .............................. 1. 1 .............................. 1 .............................. 1. Submit arm’s-length washing contracts and all related data used on Form ONRR–4292. Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 20. AUDIT PROCESS. See Note. Provide written information justifying your washing costs when ONRR determines your washing value unreasonable. 1206.458(b)(2)(iv) .................... Annual burden hours Sfmt 4703 AUDIT PROCESS. See Note. E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 22113 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 72 / Thursday, April 14, 2016 / Notices RESPONDENTS’ ESTIMATED ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS—Continued Citation 30 CFR Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Hour burden Average number annual responses 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 3 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. Submit also a completed Form ONRR–4293 based upon the lessee’s reasonable actual costs under a non-arm’s-length or no contract. (Emphasis added.). 2 .............................. 1 .............................. 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) ......................... 1206.461(c)(1)(iv) and (c)(2)(vi). 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 ................................. 2. AUDIT PROCESS. See Note. 1 .............................. 1 .............................. 1. 1 .............................. 1 .............................. 1. 1 .............................. 1 .............................. 1. Submit arm’s-length transportation contracts, production and operating agreements, and related documents used on Form ONRR–4293. 1206.463 ................................. Annual burden hours AUDIT PROCESS. See Note. 1 .............................. 1 .............................. 1. 1 .............................. 1 .............................. 1. 0.75 ......................... 1,668 ....................... 1,251. 0.50 ......................... 900 .......................... 450. 1 .............................. 30 ............................ 30. 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). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1210.202(a)(1) and (c)(1) ........ 1210.203(a) ............................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Apr 13, 2016 Submit a completed Form ONRR–4430. Report washing and transportation allowances as a separate line on Form ONRR–4430 for arm’s-length, nonarm’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. Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 22114 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 72 / Thursday, April 14, 2016 / Notices RESPONDENTS’ ESTIMATED ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS—Continued Citation 30 CFR Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Hour burden Average number annual responses 1210.204(a)(1) ......................... 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. 0.5 ........................... 130 .......................... 1210.205(a) and (b) ................ Submit detailed statements, documents, or other evidence necessary to verify compliance, as requested. Annual burden hours 65. 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 6 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 6 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). Part 1217—Audits and Inspections Subpart E—Coal 1217.200 ................................. 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. AUDIT PROCESS. See Note. Subpart F—Other Solid Minerals mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 ................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Apr 13, 2016 The Secretary, or his/her authorized representative, will initiate and conduct audits or reviews that relate to compliance with applicable regulations. Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 AUDIT PROCESS. See Note. E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 22115 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 72 / Thursday, April 14, 2016 / Notices RESPONDENTS’ ESTIMATED ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS—Continued Citation 30 CFR Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Average number annual responses Hour burden Annual burden hours PART 1218—COLLECTION OF MONIES AND PROVISION FOR GEOTHERMAL CREDITS AND INCENTIVES Subpart E—Solid Minerals—General 1218.201(b); 1206.457(b); 1206.460(d). 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; 1218.304; 1218.305(a). 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. Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. 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 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. 4 .............................. 1 .............................. 4. Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012–0004. TOTAL BURDEN ............. 9,434 ....................... 3,434. Note: Audit Process—The Office of Regulatory Affairs determined that the audit process is exempt form 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Request for 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 Sep<11>2014 17:56 Apr 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 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. The PRA also requires agencies to estimate the total annual reporting ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burden to respondents or record-keepers resulting from the collection of information. If you have costs to generate, maintain, and disclose this information, you should comment and provide your total capital and PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 startup cost components or annual operation, maintenance, and purchase of service components. You should describe the methods that you use to estimate (1) major cost factors, including system and technology acquisition, (2) expected useful life of capital equipment, (3) discount rate(s), and (4) the period over which you incur costs. Capital and startup costs include, among other items, computers and software that you purchase to prepare for collecting information and monitoring, sampling, and testing equipment; and record storage facilities. Generally, your estimates should not include equipment or services purchased: (i) Before October 1, 1995; (ii) to comply with requirements not associated with the information collection; (iii) for reasons other than to provide information or to keep records E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 22116 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 72 / Thursday, April 14, 2016 / Notices for the Federal Government; or (iv) as part of customary and usual business or private practices. We will summarize written responses to this notice and address them in our ICR submission for OMB approval, including appropriate adjustments to the estimated burden. We will provide a copy of the ICR to you without charge upon request. We also will post the ICR on our Web site at http://www.onrr.gov/Laws_R_D/ FRNotices/ICR0120.htm. Public Comment Policy: ONRR will post all comments, including names and addresses of respondents at http:// www.regulations.gov. Before including Personally Identifiable Information (PII), such as your address, phone number, email address, or other personal information in your comment(s), you should be aware that your entire comment (including PII) may be made available to the public at any time. While you may ask us, in your comment, to withhold PII from public view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget control number. Dated: April 4, 2016. Gregory J. Gould, Director, Office of Natural Resources Revenue. [FR Doc. 2016–08661 Filed 4–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4335–30–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–559–561 and 731–TA–1317–1328 (Preliminary)] Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-toLength Plate From Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, South Africa, Taiwan, and Turkey; Institution of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701–TA–559– 561 and 731–TA–1317–1328 (Preliminary) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’) to determine whether there is a reasonable indication mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Apr 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, South Africa, Taiwan, and Turkey, provided for in subheadings 7208.40, 7208.51, 7208.52, 7211.13, 7211.14, 7225.40, 7226.20, and 7226.91 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value and alleged to be subsidized by the Governments of Brazil, China, and Korea. Unless the Department of Commerce extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach preliminary determinations in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by May 23, 2016. The Commission’s views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by May 31, 2016. DATES: Effective April 8, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer ((202) 205–3193) or Carolyn Carlson ((202) 205–3002), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for these investigations may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—These investigations are being instituted, pursuant to sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)), in response to petitions filed on April 8, 2016, by ArcelorMittal USA LLC (Chicago, Illinois), Nucor Corporation (Charlotte, North Carolina), and SSAB Enterprises, LLC (Lisle, Illinois). For further information concerning the conduct of these investigations and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A and B (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and B (19 CFR part 207). PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Participation in the investigations and public service list.—Persons (other than petitioners) wishing to participate in the investigations as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in sections 201.11 and 207.10 of the Commission’s rules, not later than seven days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Industrial users and (if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level) representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to these investigations upon the expiration of the period for filing entries of appearance. Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.—Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission’s rules, the Secretary will make BPI gathered in these investigations available to authorized applicants representing interested parties (as defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(9)) who are parties to the investigations under the APO issued in the investigations, provided that the application is made not later than seven days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO. Conference.—The Commission’s Director of Investigations has scheduled a conference in connection with these investigations for 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2016, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC. Requests to appear at the conference should be emailed to William.bishop@usitc.gov and Sharon.bellamy@usitc.gov (DO NOT FILE ON EDIS) on or before April 27, 2016. Parties in support of the imposition of countervailing and antidumping duties in these investigations and parties in opposition to the imposition of such duties will each be collectively allocated one hour within which to make an oral presentation at the conference. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission’s deliberations may request permission to present a short statement at the conference. Written submissions.—As provided in sections 201.8 and 207.15 of the Commission’s rules, any person may submit to the Commission on or before May 4, 2016, a written brief containing E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of Natural Resources Revenue

[Docket No. ONRR-2011-0001; DS63610000 DR2PS0000.CH7000 167D0102R2]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Solid Minerals and 
Geothermal Collections--OMB Control Number 1012-0010; Comment Request

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

ACTION: Notice of extension.

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SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), ONRR 
is inviting comments on a collection of information requests that we 
will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval. This Information Collection Request (ICR) covers the 
paperwork requirements in the regulations under title 30, Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR), parts 1202, 1206, 1210, 1212, 1217, and 
1218. Also, there are four forms associated with this information 
collection.

DATES: Submit written comments on or before June 13, 2016 in order to 
assure consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this ICR to ONRR by using one of 
the following three methods (please reference ``ICR 1012-0010'' in your 
comments):
    1. Electronically go to http://www.regulations.gov. In the entry 
titled ``Enter Keyword or ID,'' enter ``ONRR-2011-0001'' and then click 
``Search.'' Follow the instructions to submit public comments. ONRR 
will post all comments.
    2. Email comments to Mr. Luis Aguilar, Regulatory Specialist, at 
luis.aguilar@onrr.gov.
    3. Hand-carry or mail comments, using an overnight courier service, 
to ONRR. Our courier address is Building 85, Room A-614, Denver Federal 
Center, West 6th Ave. and Kipling St., Denver, Colorado 80225.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For any questions, contact Mr. Luis 
Aguilar, telephone (303) 231-3418, or email at Luis.Aguilar@onrr.gov. 
You may also contact Mr. Aguilar 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. 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 manage mineral 
resource production from Federal and Indian lands and the OCS, collect 
the royalties and other mineral revenues due, and distribute the funds 
collected under those laws. We have posted those laws pertaining to 
mineral leases on Federal and Indian lands and the OCS at http://www.onrr.gov/Laws_R_D/PubLaws/default.htm.
    The Secretary also has a trust responsibility to manage Indian 
lands and 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.
    You can find the information collections covered in this ICR at 30 
CFR parts:
     1202, subpart H, which pertains to geothermal resources 
royalties.
     1206, subparts F, H, and J, which pertain to product 
valuation of Federal coal, geothermal resources, and Indian coal.
     1210, subparts E and H, which pertain to production and 
royalty reports on solid minerals and geothermal resources leases.
     1212, subparts E and H, which pertain to recordkeeping of 
reports and files for solid minerals and geothermal resources leases.
     1217, subparts E and H, which pertain to audits and 
inspections of coal, other solid minerals, and geothermal resources 
leases.
     1218, subparts E and F, which pertain to royalty, rental, 
bonuses, and other monies payment for solid minerals and geothermal 
resources.
    All data reported is subject to subsequent audit and adjustment.

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 an 
amount or 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 of such 
minerals.

Information Collections

    ONRR, acting for the Secretary, uses the information that we 
collect to ensure

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that lessees accurately value and appropriately pay all royalties based 
on correct product valuation. ONRR and other Federal Government 
entities, including the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, 
Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and State and 
Tribal governmental entities, use the information for audit purposes 
and for evaluating the fairness of product valuation or allowance 
claims that lessees submit. Please refer to the burden hour chart for 
all reporting requirements and associated burden hours.
    Furthermore, ONRR proposes implementing a new form ONRR-4440, Solid 
Minerals Sales Summary, to collect current data elements in a 
standardized format to support ONRR's compliance efforts for all solid 
mineral leases. Lessees of coal and other solid minerals from Federal 
and Indian leases will submit required data on form ONRR-4440. Lessees 
will find the required data elements in the table in 30 CFR 1210.202. 
The sales summary information will aid ONRR in determining a lessee's 
compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, and sales 
contracts.
    Currently, lessees are required to submit sales summaries 
electronically where possible by submitting internally generated 
information as an attachment to an email message using any format they 
have available. Over 95 percent of lessees use this submittal method. 
ONRR is developing an automated system that would receive and store the 
sales summary data that lessees submit on the proposed form ONRR-4440. 
Lessees would submit, and ONRR would utilize the submitted data in two 
phases. Phase 1 would require lessees to submit proposed form ONRR-4440 
using the current submittal method. Phase 2 would require lessees to 
submit proposed form ONRR-4440 electronically. This submittal process 
would be similar to the current process that ONRR requires lessees to 
follow to submit form ONRR-4430, Solid Minerals Production and Royalty 
Report. The proposed standard collection format using available 
information technology would greatly reduce the number of ONRR site 
visits, emails, or telephone contacts needed to clarify company-
generated sales summary documents.
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 ONRR requests are 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 audit and compliance reviews.

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. It 
is mandatory that the reporters submit form ONRR-4430. Also, ONRR 
requires that reporters submit forms ONRR-4292, ONRR-4293, and ONRR 
4440 to obtain benefits for claiming allowances.

II. Data

    Title: Solid Minerals and Geothermal Collections.
    OMB Control Number: 1012-0010.
    Bureau Form Numbers: ONRR-4430, ONRR-4292, ONRR-4293, and ONRR-
4440.
    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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                                      Reporting and
        Citation 30 CFR               recordkeeping         Hour burden       Average number     Annual burden
                                       requirement                           annual 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 1012-0004.
                                  sold, or otherwise
                                  finally disposed of
                                  byproducts.
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1202.353(a), (b), (c), and (d).  Report on Form ONRR-    Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012-0004.
                                  2014, royalties or                        See Sec.   1210.52.
                                  direct use fee due
                                  for geothermal
                                  resources, byproduct
                                  quantity, and
                                  commercially
                                  demineralized water
                                  quantity.
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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       0.4166...........  816..............  340.
 1206.257(d)(1).                  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),  Demonstrate and                         AUDIT PROCESS. See Note.
 and (d)(2).                      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.
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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    5................  2................  10.
                                  data relevant to the
                                  value determination
                                  proposal.
1206.257(i)....................  Write and sign          2................  3................  6.
                                  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.
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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.
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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          1................  3................  3.
                                  allowance on Form
                                  ONRR-4430 after
                                  lessee elects either
                                  method for a wash
                                  plant.
1206.259(b)(2)(iv)(A)..........  Report washing          1................  3................  3.
                                  allowance on Form
                                  ONRR-4430 for
                                  depreciation--use
                                  either straight-line,
                                  or a unit of
                                  production method.
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1206.259(c)(1)(ii) and           Submit arm's-length                     AUDIT PROCESS. See Note.
 (c)(2)(iii).                     and non-arm's-length
                                  washing contracts and
                                  related documents to
                                  ONRR.
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1206.262(a)(1).................  Report transportation   0.333............  240..............  80.
                                  allowance on Form
                                  ONRR-4430.
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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.
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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.

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1206.262(b)(3).................  Apply to ONRR for       1................  3................  3.
                                  exception from the
                                  requirement of
                                  computing actual
                                  costs.
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1206.262(c)(1)(ii) and           Submit all arm's-                       AUDIT PROCESS. See Note.
 (c)(2)(iii).                     length transportation
                                  contracts, production
                                  agreements, operating
                                  agreements, and
                                  related documents to
                                  ONRR.
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1206.264.......................  Propose the value of    1................  1................  1.
                                  coal for royalty
                                  purposes to ONRR for
                                  an ad valorem Federal
                                  coal lease.
1206.265.......................  Notify ONRR if, prior   1................  1................  1.
                                  to 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   Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012-0004.
                                  on produced
                                  geothermal resources,
                                  used in your power
                                  plant for generation
                                  and sale of
                                  electricity, for
                                  Class I leases, as
                                  approved by ONRR.
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1206.353(c)(2)(i)(A), (d)(9),    Include a return on                     AUDIT PROCESS. See Note.
 and (e)(4).                      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.
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1206.353(g)....................  Request change to       1................  1................  1.
                                  other 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 1012-0004.
                                  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.
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1206.353(n)....................  Submit all arm's-                       AUDIT PROCESS. See Note.
                                  length transmission
                                  contracts, production
                                  and operating
                                  agreements and
                                  related documents,
                                  and other data for
                                  calculating the
                                  deduction.
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1206.354(b)(1)(ii).............  Redetermine your        1................  1................  1.
                                  generating cost rate
                                  annually and request
                                  ONRR approval to use
                                  a different deduction
                                  period.
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1206.354(c)(2)(i)(A), (d)(9),    Include a return on                     AUDIT PROCESS. See Note.
 and (e)(4).                      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.
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1206.354(g)....................  Request change to       1................  1................  1.
                                  other depreciation
                                  alternative method
                                  with ONRR approval.
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1206.354(h) and (m)(2).........  Use a straight-line     Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012-0004.
                                  depreciation method,
                                  but not below the
                                  salvage value, for
                                  equipment..

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                                 Amend your prior
                                  estimated Form ONRR-
                                  2014 reports to
                                  reflect actual
                                  generating cost
                                  deductions and pay
                                  any additional
                                  royalties due plus
                                  interest.
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1206.354(n)....................  Submit all arm's-                       AUDIT PROCESS. See Note.
                                  length power plant
                                  contracts, production
                                  and operating
                                  agreements and
                                  related documents,
                                  and other data for
                                  calculating the
                                  deduction..
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1206.356(a)(1) and (a)(2)......  Determine the royalty   Hour burden
                                  on produced             covered under
                                  significant             OMB Control
                                  geothermal resource     Number 1012-
                                  quantities, for Class   0004..
                                  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.
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1206.356(a)(3).................  For Class I leases, a   1................  40...............  40.
                                  royalty determined by
                                  any other reasonable
                                  method approved by
                                  ONRR.
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1206.356(b)(3).................  Provide ONRR data       Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012-0004.
                                  showing the
                                  geothermal production
                                  amount, in pounds or
                                  gallons of geothermal
                                  fluid, to input into
                                  the fee schedule for
                                  Class III leases.
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1206.356(c)....................  ONRR will determine     1................  1................  1.
                                  fees on a case-by-
                                  case basis for
                                  geothermal resources
                                  other than hot water.
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1206.357(b)(3); and 1206.358(d)  Determine the royalty   Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012-0004.
                                  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.
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1206.358(d)(2) and (e);          Submit arm's-length                     AUDIT PROCESS. See Note.
 1206.359(a)(1), (a)(2),          transportation
 (c)(2)(i)(A), (d)(9), and        contracts for reviews
 (e)(4).                          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      1................  1................  1.
                                  later elect to change
                                  to the other
                                  alternative without
                                  ONRR approval to
                                  compute costs
                                  associated with
                                  capital investment.
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1206.359(h)(1) and (l)(2)......  You must use a          Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012-0004.
                                  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.
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1206.360(a)(1), (a)(2), and      Retain all data                         AUDIT PROCESS. See Note.
 (b); 1206.361(a)(1).             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..
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1206.361(a)(2).................  Pay either royalties    Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012-0004.
                                  or fees due plus
                                  interest if ONRR
                                  directs you to use a
                                  different royalty
                                  value, measure of
                                  gross proceeds, or
                                  fee.
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1206.361(b), (c), and (d)......  ONRR may require you                    AUDIT PROCESS. See Note.
                                  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.
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1206.361(f)(2).................  Write and sign                          AUDIT PROCESS. See Note.
                                  contract revisions or
                                  amendments by all
                                  parties to the
                                  contract.
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1206.364(a)(1).................  Request a value         12...............  1................  12.
                                  determination from
                                  ONRR in writing.
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1206.364(c)(2).................  Make any adjustments    Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012-0004.
                                  in royalty payments,
                                  if you owe additional
                                  royalties, and pay
                                  the royalties owed
                                  plus interest after
                                  the Assistant
                                  Secretary issues a
                                  determination.
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1206.364(d)(2).................  You may appeal an       Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012-0006.
                                  order requiring you
                                  to pay royalty under
                                  the determination.
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1206.366.......................  State, tribal, or       Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012-0004.
                                  local government
                                  lessee must pay 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      Demonstrate that your                   AUDIT PROCESS. See Note.
 (b)(4).                          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.
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1206.456(d)(1); 1206.452(c);     Retain all data         0.42.............  48...............  20.
 1206.453.                        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.
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1206.456(d)(2).................  An Indian lessee will                   AUDIT PROCESS. See Note.
                                  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.
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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.
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          1................  1................  1.
                                  contract revisions or
                                  amendments by all
                                  parties to an arm's-
                                  length contract.
1206.458(a)(1), (b)(1),          Deduct the reasonable   2................  1................  2.
 (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 3 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.
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1206.458(a)(3).................  Provide written                         AUDIT PROCESS. See Note.
                                  information
                                  justifying your
                                  washing costs when
                                  ONRR determines your
                                  washing value
                                  unreasonable.
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1206.458(b)(2)(iv).............  The lessee may not      1................  1................  1.
                                  later elect to change
                                  to the other
                                  alternative without
                                  ONRR approval.
1206.458(b)(2)(iv)(A)..........  Elect either a          1................  1................  1.
                                  straight-line
                                  depreciation method
                                  based on the life of
                                  equipment or
                                  reserves, or a unit
                                  of production method.
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1206.458(c)(1)(iv) and           Submit arm's-length                     AUDIT PROCESS. See Note.
 (c)(2)(vi).                      washing contracts and
                                  all related data used
                                  on Form ONRR-4292.
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1206.461(a)(1), (b)(1),          Submit a completed      2................  1................  2.
 (c)(1)(i), (c)(1)(iii),          page one of Form ONRR-
 (c)(2)(i), and (c)(2)(iii).      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 3 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. Submit also a
                                  completed Form ONRR-
                                  4293 based upon the
                                  lessee's reasonable
                                  actual costs under a
                                  non-arm's-length or
                                  no contract.
                                  (Emphasis added.).
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1206.461(a)(3).................  Provide written                         AUDIT PROCESS. See Note.
                                  information
                                  justifying your
                                  transportation costs
                                  when ONRR determines
                                  your transportation
                                  value unreasonable.
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1206.461(b)(2)(iv).............  Submit completed Form   1................  1................  1.
                                  ONRR-4293 after a
                                  lessee has elected to
                                  use either method for
                                  a transportation
                                  system.
1206.461(b)(2)(iv)(A)..........  Submit completed Form   1................  1................  1.
                                  ONRR-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   1................  1................  1.
                                  ONRR-4293 for
                                  exception from the
                                  requirement of
                                  computing actual
                                  costs.
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1206.461(c)(1)(iv) and           Submit arm's-length                     AUDIT PROCESS. See Note.
 (c)(2)(vi).                      transportation
                                  contracts, production
                                  and operating
                                  agreements, and
                                  related documents
                                  used on Form ONRR-
                                  4293.
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1206.463.......................  Propose the value of    1................  1................  1.
                                  coal for royalty
                                  purposes to ONRR for
                                  an ad valorem Federal
                                  coal lease.
1206.464.......................  Notify ONRR if, prior   1................  1................  1.
                                  to 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);                  Submit a completed      0.75.............  1,668............  1,251.
 1206.259(c)(1)(i), (c)(2),       Form ONRR-4430.
 (e)(2); 1206.262(c)(1),          Report washing and
 (c)(2)(i), (e)(2);               transportation
 1206.458(c)(4), (e)(2);          allowances as a
 1206.461(c)(4), (e)(2).          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  0.50.............  900..............  450.
                                  via 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            1................  30...............  30.
                                  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.

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1210.204(a)(1).................  Submit facility data    0.5..............  130..............  65.
                                  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.
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1210.205(a) and (b)............  Submit detailed                         AUDIT PROCESS. See Note.
                                  statements,
                                  documents, or other
                                  evidence necessary to
                                  verify compliance, as
                                  requested.
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                                         Subpart H--Geothermal Resources
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1210.351.......................  Maintain geothermal     Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012-0004.
                                  records on microfilm,
                                  microfiche, or other
                                  recorded media.
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1210.352.......................  Submit additional       1................  1................  1.
                                  geothermal
                                  information on
                                  special forms or
                                  reports.
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1210.353.......................  Submit completed Form   Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012-0004.
                                  ONRR-2014 monthly
                                  once sales or
                                  utilization of
                                  geothermal production
                                  occur.
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                                    Part 1212--Records and Forms Maintenance
                                        Subpart E--Solid Minerals--General
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1212.200(a)....................  Maintain all records    0.25.............  4,064............  1,016.
                                  pertaining to Federal
                                  and Indian solid
                                  minerals leases for 6
                                  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 1012-0004
                                  complete records                 (for Forms ONRR-2014 and ONRR-4054).
                                  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
                                  6 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                        AUDIT PROCESS. See Note.
                                  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.
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                                         Subpart F--Other Solid Minerals
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1217.250.......................  Furnish, free of                        AUDIT PROCESS. See Note.
                                  charge, duplicate
                                  copies of annual or
                                  other audits of your
                                  books.
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                                         Subpart G--Geothermal Resources
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1217.300.......................  The Secretary, or his/                  AUDIT PROCESS. See Note.
                                  her 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   1................  1................  1.
                                  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.
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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 1012-0004.
 1218.305(a).                     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.
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                                 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.
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1218.306(a)(2).................  You may receive a       4................  1................  4.
                                  credit against
                                  royalties if ONRR
                                  approves in advance
                                  your contract.
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1218.306(b)....................  Pay in money any        Hour burden covered under OMB Control Number 1012-0004.
                                  royalty amount that
                                  is not offset 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 form 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.

III. Request for 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.
    The PRA also requires agencies to estimate the total annual 
reporting ``non-hour cost'' burden to respondents or record-keepers 
resulting from the collection of information. If you have costs to 
generate, maintain, and disclose this information, you should comment 
and provide your total capital and startup cost components or annual 
operation, maintenance, and purchase of service components. You should 
describe the methods that you use to estimate (1) major cost factors, 
including system and technology acquisition, (2) expected useful life 
of capital equipment, (3) discount rate(s), and (4) the period over 
which you incur costs. Capital and startup costs include, among other 
items, computers and software that you purchase to prepare for 
collecting information and monitoring, sampling, and testing equipment; 
and record storage facilities. Generally, your estimates should not 
include equipment or services purchased: (i) Before October 1, 1995; 
(ii) to comply with requirements not associated with the information 
collection; (iii) for reasons other than to provide information or to 
keep records

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for the Federal Government; or (iv) as part of customary and usual 
business or private practices. We will summarize written responses to 
this notice and address them in our ICR submission for OMB approval, 
including appropriate adjustments to the estimated burden. We will 
provide a copy of the ICR to you without charge upon request. We also 
will post the ICR on our Web site at http://www.onrr.gov/Laws_R_D/FRNotices/ICR0120.htm.
    Public Comment Policy: ONRR will post all comments, including names 
and addresses of respondents at http://www.regulations.gov. Before 
including Personally Identifiable Information (PII), such as your 
address, phone number, email address, or other personal information in 
your comment(s), you should be aware that your entire comment 
(including PII) may be made available to the public at any time. While 
you may ask us, in your comment, to withhold PII from public view, we 
cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid Office of Management and Budget control number.

    Dated: April 4, 2016.
Gregory J. Gould,
Director, Office of Natural Resources Revenue.
[FR Doc. 2016-08661 Filed 4-13-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4335-30-P