Agency Information Collection Activities; Nonferrous Metals Surveys, 7065 [2018-03255]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 33 / Friday, February 16, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX18LR000F60100; OMB Control Number 1028–0053] Agency Information Collection Activities; Nonferrous Metals Surveys U.S. Geological Survey, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is proposing to renew an information collection. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 17, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection request (ICR) by mail to the USGS, Information Collections Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; or by email to gs-info_collections@ usgs.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1028–0053 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Elizabeth Sangine by email at escottsangine@usgs.gov, or by telephone at 703–648–7720. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. We are soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary for USGS to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) how to minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Feb 15, 2018 Jkt 244001 public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. 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 may 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. Abstract: Respondents to these forms supply the USGS with domestic production and consumption data for 22 ores, concentrates, and metals, some of which are considered strategic and critical to assist in determining stockpile goals. These data and derived information will be published as chapters in Minerals Yearbooks, monthly Mineral Industry Surveys, annual Mineral Commodity Summaries, and special publications, for use by Government agencies, industry, education programs, and the general public. Title of Collection: Nonferrous Metals Surveys. OMB Control Number: 1028–0053. Form Number: Various (27 forms). Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Business or Other-For-Profit Institutions: U.S. nonfuel minerals producers and consumers of nonferrous metals and related materials. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 1,400. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3,647. Estimated Completion Time per Response: For each form, we will include an average burden time ranging from 20 minutes to 1 hour. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,936. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: Monthly, Quarterly, or Annually. Total Estimated Annual Non-hour Burden Cost: There are no ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this IC. 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 OMB control number and current expiration date. The authorities for this action are the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), the National Materials and Minerals Policy, Research and Development Act of 1980 (30 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), and the National Mining PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7065 and Minerals Policy Act of 1970 (30 U.S.C. 21(a)). Michael J. Magyar, Associate Director, National Minerals Information Center. [FR Doc. 2018–03255 Filed 2–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary [178D0102DM, DS6CS00000, DLSN00000.000000, DX.6CS25] Draft List of Critical Minerals Office of the Secretary, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The United States is heavily reliant on imports of certain mineral commodities that are vital to the Nation’s security and economic prosperity. This dependency of the United States on foreign sources creates a strategic vulnerability for both its economy and military to adverse foreign government action, natural disaster, and other events that can disrupt supply of these key minerals. Pursuant to Executive Order 13817 issued on December 20, 2017, ‘‘A Federal Strategy To Ensure Secure and Reliable Supplies of Critical Minerals,’’ the Secretary of the Interior presents a draft list of 35 mineral commodities deemed critical under the definition provided in the Executive Order. Specifically, an analysis using multiple criteria identified 35 minerals or mineral material groups that are currently considered critical. These include: Aluminum (bauxite), antimony, arsenic, barite, beryllium, bismuth, cesium, chromium, cobalt, fluorspar, gallium, germanium, graphite (natural), hafnium, helium, indium, lithium, magnesium, manganese, niobium, platinum group metals, potash, rare earth elements group, rhenium, rubidium, scandium, strontium, tantalum, tellurium, tin, titanium, tungsten, uranium, vanadium, and zirconium. These commodities merit consideration in furthering the policy of the Federal Government to reduce the Nation’s vulnerability for the security and prosperity of the United States. A summary report describing the methodologies and data sources used to develop the draft critical minerals list may be accessed at https://doi.org/ 10.3133/ofr20181021. The Department of the Interior (DOI) seeks comments addressing the following topics: The make-up of the draft list and the rationale associated with potential additions or subtractions to the draft list. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16FEN1.SGM 16FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey

[GX18LR000F60100; OMB Control Number 1028-0053]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Nonferrous Metals 
Surveys

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is proposing to renew an information 
collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
April 17, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection request 
(ICR) by mail to the USGS, Information Collections Officer, 12201 
Sunrise Valley Drive MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; or by email to [email protected]. Please reference OMB Control Number 1028-
0053 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Elizabeth Sangine by email at 
[email protected], or by telephone at 703-648-7720.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing 
collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our 
information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting 
burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection 
requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format.
    We are soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described 
below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the 
following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary for USGS to perform 
its duties, including whether the information is useful; (2) the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) how to minimize 
the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the 
use of information technology.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request 
to OMB to approve this ICR. 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 may 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.
    Abstract: Respondents to these forms supply the USGS with domestic 
production and consumption data for 22 ores, concentrates, and metals, 
some of which are considered strategic and critical to assist in 
determining stockpile goals. These data and derived information will be 
published as chapters in Minerals Yearbooks, monthly Mineral Industry 
Surveys, annual Mineral Commodity Summaries, and special publications, 
for use by Government agencies, industry, education programs, and the 
general public.
    Title of Collection: Nonferrous Metals Surveys.
    OMB Control Number: 1028-0053.
    Form Number: Various (27 forms).
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Business or Other-For-Profit 
Institutions: U.S. nonfuel minerals producers and consumers of 
nonferrous metals and related materials.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 1,400.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3,647.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: For each form, we will 
include an average burden time ranging from 20 minutes to 1 hour.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,936.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: Monthly, Quarterly, or Annually.
    Total Estimated Annual Non-hour Burden Cost: There are no ``non-
hour cost'' burdens associated with this IC.
    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 OMB control number and current expiration date.
    The authorities for this action are the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), the National Materials and Minerals 
Policy, Research and Development Act of 1980 (30 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), 
and the National Mining and Minerals Policy Act of 1970 (30 U.S.C. 
21(a)).

Michael J. Magyar,
Associate Director, National Minerals Information Center.
[FR Doc. 2018-03255 Filed 2-15-18; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4338-11-P