Agency Information Collection; Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection (OMB Control Number 1006-0005), 93708-93709 [2016-30720]

Download as PDF 93708 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 245 / Wednesday, December 21, 2016 / Notices BLM provided the Utah Governor with a detailed response and made editorial modifications in preparing the Approved NCA RMPs and RMP Amendment to address issues raised by the Governor. The NCA RMPs are the culmination of a significant effort by the BLM and interested members of the public, community stakeholders, and other local, state and federal partners to provide long-term management direction for the first NCAs designated by Congress in Utah. Certain decisions in the Approved NCA RMPs are implementation decisions and are appealable to the Interior Board of Land Appeals. These implementation level decisions are noted in the RODs for the Beaver Dam Wash and Red Cliffs NCAs (under livestock grazing and recreation) and are appealable under 43 CFR part 4. Any party adversely affected by the implementation level decisions may appeal within 30 days of publication of this Notice of Availability in accordance with the provisions of 43 CFR, part 4, subpart E. The appeal should state the specific numbered decision and the rationale for the appeal. Within 30 days of the posting of this decision (‘‘date of service’’), a Notice of Appeal must be filed in writing to: State Director-BLM Utah State Office 440 West 200 South, Suite 500 Salt Lake City, Utah 84101– 1345. At the same time, a copy of the Notice of Appeal must also be sent to: Regional Solicitor—U.S. Department of the Interior, 6201 Federal Building, 1235 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138–1180. Please consult the appropriate regulations (43 CFR, part 4, subpart E) for further appeal requirements. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6. Edwin L. Roberson, State Director. [FR Doc. 2016–30755 Filed 12–20–16; 8:45 am] asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P 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 1006–0005) Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: We, the Bureau of Reclamation, intend to submit a request for renewal of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) titled, Individual Landholder’s and Farm Operator’s Certification and Reporting Forms for Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 and 43 CFR part 428, OMB Control Number 1006–0005. DATES: Submit written comments on this 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 This information collection is required under the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (RRA), Acreage Limitation Rules and Regulations, 43 CFR part 426, and Information Requirements for Certain Farm Operations In Excess of 960 Acres and the Eligibility of Certain Formerly Excess Land, 43 CFR part 428. This information collection requires certain landholders (direct or indirect landowners or lessees) and farm operators to complete forms demonstrating their compliance with the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law. The forms in this information collection are submitted to districts that use the information to establish each landholder’s status with respect to landownership limitations, full-cost Burden estimate per form (in minutes) Form No. Form 7–2180 ................................................................................................... Form 7–2180EZ ............................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:38 Dec 20, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 pricing thresholds, lease requirements, and other provisions of Federal reclamation law. In addition, forms are submitted by certain farm operators to provide information concerning the services they provide and the nature of their farm operating arrangements. All landholders whose entire westwide landholdings total 40 acres or less are exempt from the requirement to submit RRA forms. Landholders who are ‘‘qualified recipients’’ have RRA forms submittal thresholds of 80 acres or 240 acres depending on the district’s RRA forms submittal threshold category where the land is held. Only farm operators who provide multiple services to more than 960 acres held in trusts or by legal entities are required to submit forms. 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: 1006–0005. Title: Individual Landholder’s and Farm Operator’s Certification and Reporting Forms for Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 and 43 CFR part 428. Form Number: Form 7–2180, Form 7– 2180EZ, Form 7–2181, Form 7–2184, Form 7–2190, Form 7–2190EZ, Form 7– 2191, Form 7–2194, Form 7–21TRUST, Form 7–21PE, Form 7–21PE–IND, Form 7–21FARMOP, Form 7–21VERIFY, Form 7–21FC, Form 7–21XS, Form 7– 21XSINAQ, Form 7–21CONT–I, Form 7–21CONT–L, Form 7–21CONT–O, and Form 7–21INFO. Frequency: Annually. Respondents: Landholders and farm operators of certain lands in our projects, whose landholdings exceed specified RRA forms submittal thresholds. Estimated Annual Total Number of Respondents: 13,960. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.02. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 14,239. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 10,432 hours. Estimated Completion Time per Respondent: See table below. Number of respondents 60 45 E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 3,595 373 21DEN1 Annual number of responses 3,667 380 Annual burden on respondents (in hours) 3,667 285 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 245 (Wednesday, December 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 93708-93709]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-30720]


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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 1006-0005)

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 
renewal of an existing approved information collection to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) titled, Individual Landholder's and Farm 
Operator's Certification and Reporting Forms for Acreage Limitation, 43 
CFR part 426 and 43 CFR part 428, OMB Control Number 1006-0005.

DATES: Submit written comments on this 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

    This information collection is required under the Reclamation 
Reform Act of 1982 (RRA), Acreage Limitation Rules and Regulations, 43 
CFR part 426, and Information Requirements for Certain Farm Operations 
In Excess of 960 Acres and the Eligibility of Certain Formerly Excess 
Land, 43 CFR part 428. This information collection requires certain 
landholders (direct or indirect landowners or lessees) and farm 
operators to complete forms demonstrating their compliance with the 
acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law. The forms in 
this information collection are submitted to districts that use the 
information to establish each landholder's status with respect to 
landownership limitations, full-cost pricing thresholds, lease 
requirements, and other provisions of Federal reclamation law. In 
addition, forms are submitted by certain farm operators to provide 
information concerning the services they provide and the nature of 
their farm operating arrangements. All landholders whose entire 
westwide landholdings total 40 acres or less are exempt from the 
requirement to submit RRA forms. Landholders who are ``qualified 
recipients'' have RRA forms submittal thresholds of 80 acres or 240 
acres depending on the district's RRA forms submittal threshold 
category where the land is held. Only farm operators who provide 
multiple services to more than 960 acres held in trusts or by legal 
entities are required to submit forms.

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: 1006-0005.
    Title: Individual Landholder's and Farm Operator's Certification 
and Reporting Forms for Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 and 43 CFR 
part 428.
    Form Number: Form 7-2180, Form 7-2180EZ, Form 7-2181, Form 7-2184, 
Form 7-2190, Form 7-2190EZ, Form 7-2191, Form 7-2194, Form 7-21TRUST, 
Form 7-21PE, Form 7-21PE-IND, Form 7-21FARMOP, Form 7-21VERIFY, Form 7-
21FC, Form 7-21XS, Form 7-21XSINAQ, Form 7-21CONT-I, Form 7-21CONT-L, 
Form 7-21CONT-O, and Form 7-21INFO.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Respondents: Landholders and farm operators of certain lands in our 
projects, whose landholdings exceed specified RRA forms submittal 
thresholds.
    Estimated Annual Total Number of Respondents: 13,960.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.02.
    Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 14,239.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 10,432 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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Form 7-2180.....................................              60           3,595           3,667           3,667
Form 7-2180EZ...................................              45             373             380             285

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Form 7-2181.....................................              78           1,050           1,071           1,392
Form 7-2184.....................................              45              32              33              24
Form 7-2190.....................................              60           1,601           1,633           1,633
Form 7-2190EZ...................................              45              96              98              73
Form 7-2191.....................................              78             777             793           1,030
Form 7-2194.....................................              45               4               4               3
Form 7-21PE.....................................              75             135             138             172
Form 7-21PE-IND.................................              12               4               4               1
Form 7-21TRUST..................................              60             694             708             708
Form 7-21VERIFY.................................              12           5,069           5,170           1,034
Form 7-21FC.....................................              30             214             218             109
Form 7-21XS.....................................              30             144             147              73
Form 7-21FARMOP.................................              78             172             175             228
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    Totals......................................  ..............          13,960          14,239          10,432
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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. 2016-30720 Filed 12-20-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4332-90-P