Agency Information Collection; Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection (OMB Control Number 1006-0023), 93709-93710 [2016-30718]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 245 / Wednesday, December 21, 2016 / Notices Burden estimate per form (in minutes) Form No. Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Number of respondents Annual number of responses 93709 Annual burden on respondents (in hours) 7–2181 ................................................................................................... 7–2184 ................................................................................................... 7–2190 ................................................................................................... 7–2190EZ ............................................................................................... 7–2191 ................................................................................................... 7–2194 ................................................................................................... 7–21PE ................................................................................................... 7–21PE–IND .......................................................................................... 7–21TRUST ........................................................................................... 7–21VERIFY .......................................................................................... 7–21FC ................................................................................................... 7–21XS ................................................................................................... 7–21FARMOP ........................................................................................ 78 45 60 45 78 45 75 12 60 12 30 30 78 1,050 32 1,601 96 777 4 135 4 694 5,069 214 144 172 1,071 33 1,633 98 793 4 138 4 708 5,170 218 147 175 1,392 24 1,633 73 1,030 3 172 1 708 1,034 109 73 228 Totals ........................................................................................................ ........................ 13,960 14,239 10,432 IV. Request for Comments DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR We invite your comments on: (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of our functions, including whether the information will have practical use; (b) the accuracy of our estimated time and cost burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including increased use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. We will summarize all comments received regarding this notice. We will publish that summary in the Federal Register when the information collection request is submitted to OMB for review and approval. Bureau of Reclamation asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES V. Public Disclosure Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: November 14, 2016. Roseann Gonzales, Director, Policy and Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–30720 Filed 12–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:38 Dec 20, 2016 Jkt 241001 [RR83550000, 17XR0680A1, RX.31580001.0090104] Agency Information Collection; Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection (OMB Control Number 1006–0023) Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: We, the Bureau of Reclamation, intend to submit a request for the renewal of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) titled, Forms to Determine Compliance by Certain Landholders, 43 CFR part 426, OMB Control Number 1006–0023. DATES: Submit written comments on the information collection request on or before February 21, 2017. ADDRESSES: Send written comments or requests for copies of the proposed forms to Stephanie McPhee, Bureau of Reclamation, Office of Policy and Administration, 84–55000, P.O. Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225–0007; or via email to smcphee@usbr.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie McPhee at (303) 445–2897. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract Identification of limited recipients— Some entities that receive Reclamation irrigation water may believe that they are under the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (RRA) forms submittal threshold and, consequently, may not submit the appropriate RRA form(s). However, some of these entities may in fact have a different RRA forms submittal PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 threshold than what they believe it to be due to the number of natural persons benefiting from each entity and the location of the land held by each entity. In addition, some entities that are exempt from the requirement to submit RRA forms due to the size of their landholdings (directly and indirectly owned and leased land) may in fact be receiving Reclamation irrigation water for which the full-cost rate must be paid because the start of Reclamation irrigation water deliveries occurred after October 1, 1981 [43 CFR 426.6(b)(2)]. The information obtained through completion of the Limited Recipient Identification Sheet (Form 7–2536) allows us to establish entities’ compliance with Federal reclamation law. The Limited Recipient Identification Sheet is disbursed at our discretion. Trust review—In order to administer section 214 of the RRA and 43 CFR 426.7, we are required to review and approve all trusts. Land held in trust generally will be attributed to the beneficiaries of the trust rather than the trustee if the criteria specified in the RRA and 43 CFR 426.7 are met. We may extend the option to complete and submit for our review the Trust Information Sheet (Form 7–2537) instead of actual trust documents when we become aware of trusts with a relatively small landholding (40 acres or less in districts subject to the prior law provisions of Federal reclamation law, 240 acres or less in districts subject to the discretionary provisions of Federal reclamation law). If we find nothing on the completed Trust Information Sheet that would warrant the further investigation of a particular trust, that trustee will not be burdened with submitting trust documents to us for indepth review. The Trust Information Sheet is disbursed at our discretion. E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 93710 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 245 / Wednesday, December 21, 2016 / Notices Acreage limitation provisions applicable to public entities—Land farmed by a public entity can be considered exempt from the application of the acreage limitation provisions provided the public entity meets certain criteria pertaining to the revenue generated through the entity’s farming activities (43 CFR 426.10 and the Act of July 7, 1970, Public Law 91–310). We are required to ascertain whether or not public entities that receive Reclamation irrigation water meet such revenue criteria regardless of how much land the public entities hold (directly or indirectly own or lease) [43 CFR 426.10(a)]. In order to minimize the burden on public entities, standard RRA forms are submitted by a public entity only when the public entity holds more than 40 acres subject to the acreage limitation provisions westwide, which makes it difficult to apply the revenue criteria as required to those public entities that hold less than 40 acres. When we become aware of such public entities, we request those public entities complete and submit for our review the Public Entity Information Sheet (Form 7–2565), which allows us to establish compliance with Federal reclamation law for those public entities that hold 40 acres or less and, thus, do not submit a standard RRA form because they are below the RRA forms submittal threshold. In addition, for those public entities that do not meet the exemption criteria, we must determine the proper rate to charge for Reclamation irrigation water deliveries. The Public Entity Information Sheet is disbursed at our discretion. Acreage limitation provisions applicable to religious or charitable organizations—Some religious or charitable organizations that receive Reclamation irrigation water may believe that they are under the RRA forms submittal threshold and, consequently, may not submit the appropriate RRA form(s). However, some of these organizations may in fact have a different RRA forms submittal threshold than what they believe it to be depending on whether these organizations meet all of the required criteria for full special application of the acreage limitations provisions to religious or charitable organizations [43 CFR 426.9(b)]. In addition, some organizations that (1) do not meet the criteria to be treated as a religious or charitable organization under the acreage limitation provisions, and (2) are exempt from the requirement to submit RRA forms due to the size of their landholdings (directly and indirectly owned and leased land), may in fact be receiving Reclamation irrigation water for which the full-cost rate must be paid because the start of Reclamation irrigation water deliveries occurred after October 1, 1981 [43 CFR 426.6(b)(2)]. The Religious or Charitable Organization Identification Sheet (Form 7–2578) allows us to establish certain religious or charitable organizations’ compliance with Federal reclamation law. The Religious or Charitable Burden estimate per form (in minutes) Form No. Organization Identification Sheet is disbursed at our discretion. II. Changes to the RRA Forms and Their Instructions No changes have been made to the currently approved RRA forms and the corresponding instructions to generate the proposed RRA forms that will be effective in the 2018 water year. III. Data OMB Control Number: 1006–0023. Title: Forms to Determine Compliance by Certain Landholders, 43 CFR part 426. Form Number: Form 7–2536, Form 7– 2537, Form 7–2565, and Form 7–2578. Frequency: Generally, these forms will be submitted only once per identified entity, trust, public entity, or religious or charitable organization. Each year, we expect new responses in accordance with the following numbers. Respondents: Entity landholders, trusts, public entities, and religious or charitable organizations identified by Reclamation that are subject to the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law. Estimated Annual Total Number of Respondents: 500. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.0. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 500. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 72 hours. Estimated Completion Time per Respondent: See table below. Number of respondents Annual number of responses Annual burden on respondents (in hours) Limited recipient identification sheet ............................................................... Trust Information Sheet ................................................................................... Public Entity Information Sheet ....................................................................... Religious or Charitable Identification Sheet .................................................... 5 5 15 15 175 150 100 75 175 150 100 75 15 13 25 19 Totals ........................................................................................................ ........................ 500 500 72 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES IV. Request for Comments We invite your comments on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of our functions, including whether the information will have practical use; (b) the accuracy of our estimated time and cost burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:38 Dec 20, 2016 Jkt 241001 (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including increased use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. We will summarize all comments received regarding this notice. We will publish that summary in the Federal Register when the information collection request is submitted to OMB for review and approval. V. Public Disclosure Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: November 14, 2016. Roseann Gonzales, Director, Policy and Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–30718 Filed 12–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 245 (Wednesday, December 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 93709-93710]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-30718]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

[RR83550000, 17XR0680A1, RX.31580001.0090104]


Agency Information Collection; Renewal of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection (OMB Control Number 1006-0023)

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the Bureau of Reclamation, intend to submit a request for 
the renewal of an existing approved information collection to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) titled, Forms to Determine 
Compliance by Certain Landholders, 43 CFR part 426, OMB Control Number 
1006-0023.

DATES: Submit written comments on the information collection request on 
or before February 21, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments or requests for copies of the proposed 
forms to Stephanie McPhee, Bureau of Reclamation, Office of Policy and 
Administration, 84-55000, P.O. Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225-0007; or via 
email to smcphee@usbr.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie McPhee at (303) 445-2897.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Identification of limited recipients--Some entities that receive 
Reclamation irrigation water may believe that they are under the 
Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (RRA) forms submittal threshold and, 
consequently, may not submit the appropriate RRA form(s). However, some 
of these entities may in fact have a different RRA forms submittal 
threshold than what they believe it to be due to the number of natural 
persons benefiting from each entity and the location of the land held 
by each entity. In addition, some entities that are exempt from the 
requirement to submit RRA forms due to the size of their landholdings 
(directly and indirectly owned and leased land) may in fact be 
receiving Reclamation irrigation water for which the full-cost rate 
must be paid because the start of Reclamation irrigation water 
deliveries occurred after October 1, 1981 [43 CFR 426.6(b)(2)]. The 
information obtained through completion of the Limited Recipient 
Identification Sheet (Form 7-2536) allows us to establish entities' 
compliance with Federal reclamation law. The Limited Recipient 
Identification Sheet is disbursed at our discretion.
    Trust review--In order to administer section 214 of the RRA and 43 
CFR 426.7, we are required to review and approve all trusts. Land held 
in trust generally will be attributed to the beneficiaries of the trust 
rather than the trustee if the criteria specified in the RRA and 43 CFR 
426.7 are met. We may extend the option to complete and submit for our 
review the Trust Information Sheet (Form 7-2537) instead of actual 
trust documents when we become aware of trusts with a relatively small 
landholding (40 acres or less in districts subject to the prior law 
provisions of Federal reclamation law, 240 acres or less in districts 
subject to the discretionary provisions of Federal reclamation law). If 
we find nothing on the completed Trust Information Sheet that would 
warrant the further investigation of a particular trust, that trustee 
will not be burdened with submitting trust documents to us for in-depth 
review. The Trust Information Sheet is disbursed at our discretion.

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    Acreage limitation provisions applicable to public entities--Land 
farmed by a public entity can be considered exempt from the application 
of the acreage limitation provisions provided the public entity meets 
certain criteria pertaining to the revenue generated through the 
entity's farming activities (43 CFR 426.10 and the Act of July 7, 1970, 
Public Law 91-310). We are required to ascertain whether or not public 
entities that receive Reclamation irrigation water meet such revenue 
criteria regardless of how much land the public entities hold (directly 
or indirectly own or lease) [43 CFR 426.10(a)]. In order to minimize 
the burden on public entities, standard RRA forms are submitted by a 
public entity only when the public entity holds more than 40 acres 
subject to the acreage limitation provisions westwide, which makes it 
difficult to apply the revenue criteria as required to those public 
entities that hold less than 40 acres. When we become aware of such 
public entities, we request those public entities complete and submit 
for our review the Public Entity Information Sheet (Form 7-2565), which 
allows us to establish compliance with Federal reclamation law for 
those public entities that hold 40 acres or less and, thus, do not 
submit a standard RRA form because they are below the RRA forms 
submittal threshold. In addition, for those public entities that do not 
meet the exemption criteria, we must determine the proper rate to 
charge for Reclamation irrigation water deliveries. The Public Entity 
Information Sheet is disbursed at our discretion.
    Acreage limitation provisions applicable to religious or charitable 
organizations--Some religious or charitable organizations that receive 
Reclamation irrigation water may believe that they are under the RRA 
forms submittal threshold and, consequently, may not submit the 
appropriate RRA form(s). However, some of these organizations may in 
fact have a different RRA forms submittal threshold than what they 
believe it to be depending on whether these organizations meet all of 
the required criteria for full special application of the acreage 
limitations provisions to religious or charitable organizations [43 CFR 
426.9(b)]. In addition, some organizations that (1) do not meet the 
criteria to be treated as a religious or charitable organization under 
the acreage limitation provisions, and (2) are exempt from the 
requirement to submit RRA forms due to the size of their landholdings 
(directly and indirectly owned and leased land), may in fact be 
receiving Reclamation irrigation water for which the full-cost rate 
must be paid because the start of Reclamation irrigation water 
deliveries occurred after October 1, 1981 [43 CFR 426.6(b)(2)]. The 
Religious or Charitable Organization Identification Sheet (Form 7-2578) 
allows us to establish certain religious or charitable organizations' 
compliance with Federal reclamation law. The Religious or Charitable 
Organization Identification Sheet is disbursed at our discretion.

II. Changes to the RRA Forms and Their Instructions

    No changes have been made to the currently approved RRA forms and 
the corresponding instructions to generate the proposed RRA forms that 
will be effective in the 2018 water year.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1006-0023.
    Title: Forms to Determine Compliance by Certain Landholders, 43 CFR 
part 426.
    Form Number: Form 7-2536, Form 7-2537, Form 7-2565, and Form 7-
2578.
    Frequency: Generally, these forms will be submitted only once per 
identified entity, trust, public entity, or religious or charitable 
organization. Each year, we expect new responses in accordance with the 
following numbers.
    Respondents: Entity landholders, trusts, public entities, and 
religious or charitable organizations identified by Reclamation that 
are subject to the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation 
law.
    Estimated Annual Total Number of Respondents: 500.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.0.
    Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 500.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 72 hours.
    Estimated Completion Time per Respondent: See table below.

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                                                      Burden                                      Annual  burden
                                                   estimate  per     Number of    Annual  number        on
                    Form No.                         form  (in      respondents    of  responses    respondents
                                                     minutes)                                       (in hours)
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Limited recipient identification sheet..........               5             175             175              15
Trust Information Sheet.........................               5             150             150              13
Public Entity Information Sheet.................              15             100             100              25
Religious or Charitable Identification Sheet....              15              75              75              19
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................  ..............             500             500              72
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IV. Request for Comments

    We invite your comments on:
    (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of our functions, including whether the information 
will have practical use;
    (b) the accuracy of our estimated time and cost burden of the 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used;
    (c) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including increased use of automated collection techniques 
or other forms of information technology.
    We will summarize all comments received regarding this notice. We 
will publish that summary in the Federal Register when the information 
collection request is submitted to OMB for review and approval.

V. Public Disclosure

    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

    Dated: November 14, 2016.
Roseann Gonzales,
Director, Policy and Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-30718 Filed 12-20-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4332-90-P