Agency Information Collection Activities; Mineral Surveys, Mineral Patent Applications, Adverse Claims, Protests, and Contests, 29566-29567 [2018-13582]

Download as PDF 29566 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 122 / Monday, June 25, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary [XXXD5198NI DS61100000 DNINR0000.000000 DX61104] Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee; Call for Nominations Office of the Secretary, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council is soliciting nominations for the Public Advisory Committee, which advises the Trustee Council on decisions related to the planning, evaluation, funds allocation, and conduct of injury assessment and restoration activities related to the T/V Exxon Valdez oil spill of March 1989. Public Advisory Committee members will be selected and appointed by the Secretary of the Interior to serve a 2-year term. DATES: All nominations must be received by August 9, 2018. ADDRESSES: A complete nomination package should be submitted by hard copy or via email to Elise Hsieh, Executive Director, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, 4230 University Drive, Suite 220, Anchorage, Alaska, 99508–4650, or at elise.hsieh@ alaska.gov. SUMMARY: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions should be directed to Cherri Womac, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, 4230 University Drive, Suite 220, Anchorage, Alaska, 99508–4650, (907) 278–8012 or (800) 478–7745 or via email at cherri.womac@alaska.gov; or Dr. Philip Johnson, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, 1689 C Street, Suite 119, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501–5126, (907) 271–5011. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee was created by Paragraph V.A.4 of the Memorandum of Agreement and Consent Decree entered into by the United States of America and the State of Alaska on August 27, 1991, and approved by the United States District Court for the District of Alaska in settlement of United States of America v. State of Alaska, Civil Action No. A91–081 CV. The Public Advisory Committee was created to advise the Trustee Council on matters relating to decisions on injury assessment, restoration activities, or other use of natural resource damage recoveries obtained by the government. The Trustee Council consists of representatives of the U.S. Department VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jun 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 of the Interior, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, and Alaska Department of Law. The Public Advisory Committee consists of 10 members to reflect balanced representation from each of the following principal interests: Aquaculture/mariculture, commercial tourism, conservation/environmental, recreation, subsistence use, commercial fishing, native landownership, sport hunting/fishing, science/technology, and public-at-large. Nominations for membership may be submitted by any source. ´ ´ Nominations should include a resume providing an adequate description of the nominee’s qualifications, including information that would enable the Department of the Interior to make an informed decision regarding meeting the membership requirements of the Public Advisory Committee and permit the Department of the Interior to contact a potential member. Individuals who are federally registered lobbyists are ineligible to serve on all FACA and non-FACA boards, committees, or councils in an individual capacity. The term ‘‘individual capacity’’ refers to individuals who are appointed to exercise their own individual best judgment on behalf of the government, such as when they are designated Special Government Employees, rather than being appointed to represent a particular interest. Public Availability of Comments: Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your nomination/comment, you should be aware that your entire nomination/ comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your nomination/ comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2 Philip Johnson, Regional Environmental Officer, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2018–13562 Filed 6–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4334–63–P PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWO32000.L19900000.PO0000; OMB Control Number 1004–0025] Agency Information Collection Activities; Mineral Surveys, Mineral Patent Applications, Adverse Claims, Protests, and Contests Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to renew an information collection. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 24, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street NW, Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20240, Attention: Jean Sonneman; or by email to jesonnem@ blm.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1004–0025 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Elaine Guenaga by email at eguenaga@blm.gov, or by telephone at (202) 912–7345. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the BLM provides the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, 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 to the proper functions of the BLM; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the BLM enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the BLM minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. DATES: E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 122 / Monday, June 25, 2018 / Notices 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 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. Abstract: The General Mining Law (30 U.S.C. 29, 30, and 39) authorizes a holder of an unpatented claim for hardrock minerals to apply for fee title (patent) to the Federal land (as well as minerals) embraced in the claim. Since 1994, a rider on the annual appropriation bill for the Department of the Interior has prevented the BLM from processing mineral patent applications unless the applications were grandfathered under the initial legislation. While grandfathered applications are rare at present, the approval to collect the information continues to be necessary because of the possibility that the moratorium will be lifted. Title of Collection: Mineral Surveys, Mineral Patent Applications, Adverse Claims, Protests, and Contests. OMB Control Number: 1004–0025. Form Numbers: 3860–2 and 3860–5. Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Owners of unpatented mining claims and mill sites upon the public lands, and of reserved mineral lands of the United States, National Forests, and National Parks. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 10. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 10. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 3 to 100 hours, depending on activity. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 559. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or maintain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $174,375. 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. The authority for this VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jun 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Jean Sonneman, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land Management. [FR Doc. 2018–13582 Filed 6–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWO35000.L14400000.PN0000; OMB Control Number 1004–0153] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Conveyance of Federally-Owned Mineral Interests Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 25, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget’s Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to the U.S. Department of the Interior, BLM, 1849 C Street NW, Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20240, Attention: Jean Sonneman; or by email to jesonnem@ blm.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1004–0153 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Chantel Jordan by email at cmjordan@blm.gov, or by telephone at 202–912–7514. You may also view the ICR at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the BLM provides the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29567 collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. A Federal Register notice with a 60day public comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on January 16, 2018 (83 FR 2183). The comment period closed on March 19, 2018. On April 11, 2018, 23 days after the comment period closed, the BLM received two comments via email. The comments referred specifically to the Bears Ears National Monument. Except for the mention of the OMB control number in the title of each comment, the comments did not mention the information collection, and the BLM has taken no action to revise the information collection in response to the comments. The BLM Information Collection Clearance Officer has forwarded the comments to the appropriate BLM staff for consideration. The BLM is again 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 to the proper functions of the BLM; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the BLM enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the BLM 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. 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. Abstract: Section 209(b) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (43 U.S.C. 1719) authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to convey Federally-owned mineral interests to non-Federal owners of the surface estate. The respondents in this information collection are nonFederal owners of surface estates who apply for underlying Federally-owned mineral interests. This information collection enables the BLM to determine if the applicants are eligible to receive title to the Federally-owned mineral interests beneath their lands. Regulations at 43 CFR part 2720 E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 122 (Monday, June 25, 2018)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLWO32000.L19900000.PO0000; OMB Control Number 1004-0025]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Mineral Surveys, 
Mineral Patent Applications, Adverse Claims, Protests, and Contests

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to renew an information 
collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
August 24, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) by mail to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land 
Management, 1849 C Street NW, Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20240, 
Attention: Jean Sonneman; or by email to [email protected]. Please 
reference OMB Control Number 1004-0025 in the subject line of your 
comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Elaine Guenaga by email at [email protected], or 
by telephone at (202) 912-7345.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, the BLM provides the general public and other Federal 
agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, 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 to the 
proper functions of the BLM; (2) will this information be processed and 
used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) 
how might the BLM enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (5) how might the BLM minimize the 
burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use 
of information technology.

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    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 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.
    Abstract: The General Mining Law (30 U.S.C. 29, 30, and 39) 
authorizes a holder of an unpatented claim for hardrock minerals to 
apply for fee title (patent) to the Federal land (as well as minerals) 
embraced in the claim. Since 1994, a rider on the annual appropriation 
bill for the Department of the Interior has prevented the BLM from 
processing mineral patent applications unless the applications were 
grandfathered under the initial legislation. While grandfathered 
applications are rare at present, the approval to collect the 
information continues to be necessary because of the possibility that 
the moratorium will be lifted.
    Title of Collection: Mineral Surveys, Mineral Patent Applications, 
Adverse Claims, Protests, and Contests.
    OMB Control Number: 1004-0025.
    Form Numbers: 3860-2 and 3860-5.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Owners of unpatented mining claims and 
mill sites upon the public lands, and of reserved mineral lands of the 
United States, National Forests, and National Parks.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 10.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 10.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 3 to 100 hours, 
depending on activity.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 559.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or maintain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $174,375.
    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. The authority for this action is 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

Jean Sonneman,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land Management.
[FR Doc. 2018-13582 Filed 6-22-18; 8:45 am]
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