Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Accounts Receivable Confirmations Reporting, 57505-57506 [2018-24877]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 221 / Thursday, November 15, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Natural Resources Revenue [Docket No. ONRR–2011–0025; DS63644200 DRT000000.CH7000 190D1113RT, OMB Control Number 1012–0001] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Accounts Receivable Confirmations Reporting Office of the Secretary, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR), is proposing to renew the Accounts Receivable Confirmations Reporting information collection. Every year, under the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, mineral lessees are asked to confirm the accuracy of randomlyselected ONRR accounts receivable. Accounts receivable confirmations are a common financial audit practice that require approval under the PRA. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 17, 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 Mr. Luis Aguilar, Regulatory Specialist, ONRR, P.O. Box 25165, MS 61030A, Denver, Colorado 80225–0165, or email Luis.Aguilar@onrr.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1012–0001 in your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions on technical issues, contact Mr. Hans Meingast, Financial Services, ONRR, at (303) 231–3382, or email to Hans.Meingast@onrr.gov. For other questions, contact Mr. Luis Aguilar at (303) 231–3418, or email to Luis.Aguilar@onrr.gov. You may also contact Mr. Aguilar to obtain copies (free of charge) of (1) the ICR, (2) any associated form(s), and (3) the regulations that require the subject collection of information. You may also review the ICR online at https:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Nov 14, 2018 Jkt 247001 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. A Federal Register notice with a 60-day public comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on June 11, 2018 (83 FR 27019). No comments were received. We are 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 ONRR; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the ONRR enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the ONRR 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: The Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior is responsible for collecting royalties from lessees who produce minerals from Federal and Indian lands and the OuterContinental Shelf (OCS). Under various laws, the Secretary is responsible to manage mineral resources from Federal and Indian lands and the OCS. One of the mineral responsibilities that ONRR performs on behalf of the Secretary is to collect the royalties and other mineral revenues due. These obligations are accounted for as accounts receivables with ONRR’s Financial Management group. We have posted the laws pertaining to mineral leases on Federal and Indian lands and the OCS at https:// www.onrr.gov/Laws_R_D/PubLaws/ default.htm. PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57505 General Information When a company or an individual enters into a lease to explore, develop, produce, sell, or otherwise dispose of minerals, from Federal and Indian lands and the OCS, that company or individual agrees to pay the lessor a share in an amount or value of production from the leased lands. For oil, gas, and solid minerals, the lessee is required to report various types of information to ONRR relative to the disposition of the leased minerals. Specifically, companies submit financial information to ONRR on a monthly basis by submitting form ONRR–2014 [Report of Sales and Royalty Remittance for oil and gas reported in OMB Control Number 1012– 0004], and form ONRR–4430 [Solid Minerals Production and Royalty Report reported in OMB Control Number 1012– 0010]. These royalty reports result in accounts receivables and capture the vast majority of the mineral revenue collected by ONRR. The basis for the data that companies submit on forms ONRR–2014 and ONRR–4430 is generally available within the records of the lessee or others involved in developing, transporting, processing, purchasing, or selling such minerals. The information that we collect under the ICR includes data necessary to ensure that ONRR’s accounts receivables are accurately based on the value of the mineral production, as reported to ONRR on forms ONRR–2014 and ONRR–4430. Information Collections Every year, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) under Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, the Office of Inspector General, or its agent (agent), audits the accounts receivable portions of the Department’s financial statements, which are based on ONRR forms ONRR– 2014 and ONRR–4430. Accounts receivable confirmations are a common financial audit practice. A third-party audit provides confirmation of the validity of ONRR’s financial records. As part of the CFO audit, the agent selects a sample of accounts receivable items based on forms ONRR–2014 and ONRR–4430, and provides the sample items to ONRR. ONRR then identifies the company names and addresses for the sample items selected and creates accounts receivable confirmation letters. In order to meet the CFO requirements, the letters must be on ONRR letterhead and the Deputy Director for ONRR, or his or her designee, must sign the letters. The letter requests third-party confirmation responses by a specified date on whether or not ONRR’s accounts E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1 57506 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 221 / Thursday, November 15, 2018 / Notices receivable records agree with royalty payor records for the following items: (1) Customer identification; (2) royalty invoice number; (3) payor assigned document number; (4) date of ONRR receipt; (5) original amount the payor reported; and (6) remaining balance due to ONRR. The agent mails the letters to the payors, instructing them to respond directly to the agent to confirm the accuracy and validity of selected royalty receivable items and amounts. In turn, it is the responsibility of the payors to verify, research, and analyze the amounts and balances reported on their respective forms ONRR–2014 and ONRR–4430. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES We will request OMB approval to continue to collect this information. Not collecting this information would limit the Secretary’s ability to discharge the duties of the office, could result in a violation of the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, and may also result in the inability to confirm the accuracy of ONRR’s accounts receivables which are based on the accurate reporting of forms ONRR–2014 and ONRR–4430. ONRR protects the proprietary information received and does not collect items of a sensitive nature. Title of Collections: Accounts Receivable Confirmations. OMB Control Number: 1012–0001. Form(s) Number: None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondent/Affected Public: Businesses. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 24 randomly-selected mineral payors from Federal and Indian lands and the OCS. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 24. Estimated Completion Time per Response: We estimate that each response will take 15 minutes for payors to complete. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 6 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: Annual. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: We have identified no ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burden associated with this collection of information. 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. 16:53 Nov 14, 2018 Gregory J. Gould, Director for Office of Natural Resources Revenue. [FR Doc. 2018–24877 Filed 11–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4335–30–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: OMB Approval VerDate Sep<11>2014 The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq). Jkt 247001 Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Multi-Stage Fuel Vapor Canister Systems and Activated Carbon Components Thereof, DN 3351; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant’s filing pursuant to the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov, and will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at United States International Trade Commission (USITC) at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission has received a complaint and a submission pursuant to § 210.8(b) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure filed on behalf of Ingevity Corp and Ingevity South SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Carolina, LLC, on November 8, 2018. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain multi-stage fuel vapor canister systems and activated carbon components thereof. The complaint names as respondents: MAHLE Filter Systems North America, Inc. of Murfreesboro, TN; MAHLE Filter Systems Japan Corp. of Japan; MAHLE Sistemas de Filtracio´n de Me´xico S.A. de C.V. of Mexico; MAHLE Filter Systems Canada, ULC of Canada; Kuraray Co., Ltd. of Japan; Kuraray America, Inc. of Houston, TX and Nagamine Manufacturing Co., Ltd. of Japan. The complainant requests that the Commission issue a limited exclusion order, cease and desist orders and impose a bond during the 60-day review period pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337(j). Proposed respondents, other interested parties, and members of the public are invited to file comments, not to exceed five (5) pages in length, inclusive of attachments, on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or § 210.8(b) filing. Comments should address whether issuance of the relief specifically requested by the complainant in this investigation would affect the public health and welfare in the United States, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, or United States consumers. In particular, the Commission is interested in comments that: (i) Explain how the articles potentially subject to the requested remedial orders are used in the United States; (ii) identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the United States relating to the requested remedial orders; (iii) identify like or directly competitive articles that complainant, its licensees, or third parties make in the United States which could replace the subject articles if they were to be excluded; (iv) indicate whether complainant, complainant’s licensees, and/or third party suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of articles potentially subject to the requested exclusion order and/or a cease and desist order within a commercially reasonable time; and (v) explain how the requested remedial orders would impact United States consumers. E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of Natural Resources Revenue

[Docket No. ONRR-2011-0025; DS63644200 DRT000000.CH7000 190D1113RT, OMB 
Control Number 1012-0001]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Accounts 
Receivable Confirmations Reporting

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, 
Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 
the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR), is proposing to renew 
the Accounts Receivable Confirmations Reporting information collection. 
Every year, under the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, mineral 
lessees are asked to confirm the accuracy of randomly-selected ONRR 
accounts receivable. Accounts receivable confirmations are a common 
financial audit practice that require approval under the PRA.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
December 17, 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 [email protected]; or 
via facsimile to (202) 395-5806. Please provide a copy of your comments 
to Mr. Luis Aguilar, Regulatory Specialist, ONRR, P.O. Box 25165, MS 
61030A, Denver, Colorado 80225-0165, or email [email protected]. 
Please reference OMB Control Number 1012-0001 in your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions on technical issues, 
contact Mr. Hans Meingast, Financial Services, ONRR, at (303) 231-3382, 
or email to [email protected]. For other questions, contact Mr. 
Luis Aguilar at (303) 231-3418, or email to [email protected]. You 
may also contact Mr. Aguilar to obtain copies (free of charge) of (1) 
the ICR, (2) any associated form(s), and (3) the regulations that 
require the subject collection of information. You may also review the 
ICR online at https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

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 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. A Federal Register notice with a 60-day public comment period 
soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on 
June 11, 2018 (83 FR 27019). No comments were received.
    We are 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 ONRR; (2) will this information be processed 
and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; 
(4) how might the ONRR enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (5) how might the ONRR 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: The Secretary of the United States Department of the 
Interior is responsible for collecting royalties from lessees who 
produce minerals from Federal and Indian lands and the Outer-
Continental Shelf (OCS). Under various laws, the Secretary is 
responsible to manage mineral resources from Federal and Indian lands 
and the OCS. One of the mineral responsibilities that ONRR performs on 
behalf of the Secretary is to collect the royalties and other mineral 
revenues due. These obligations are accounted for as accounts 
receivables with ONRR's Financial Management group. We have posted the 
laws pertaining to mineral leases on Federal and Indian lands and the 
OCS at https://www.onrr.gov/Laws_R_D/PubLaws/default.htm.

General Information

    When a company or an individual enters into a lease to explore, 
develop, produce, sell, or otherwise dispose of minerals, from Federal 
and Indian lands and the OCS, that company or individual agrees to pay 
the lessor a share in an amount or value of production from the leased 
lands. For oil, gas, and solid minerals, the lessee is required to 
report various types of information to ONRR relative to the disposition 
of the leased minerals. Specifically, companies submit financial 
information to ONRR on a monthly basis by submitting form ONRR-2014 
[Report of Sales and Royalty Remittance for oil and gas reported in OMB 
Control Number 1012-0004], and form ONRR-4430 [Solid Minerals 
Production and Royalty Report reported in OMB Control Number 1012-
0010]. These royalty reports result in accounts receivables and capture 
the vast majority of the mineral revenue collected by ONRR.
    The basis for the data that companies submit on forms ONRR-2014 and 
ONRR-4430 is generally available within the records of the lessee or 
others involved in developing, transporting, processing, purchasing, or 
selling such minerals. The information that we collect under the ICR 
includes data necessary to ensure that ONRR's accounts receivables are 
accurately based on the value of the mineral production, as reported to 
ONRR on forms ONRR-2014 and ONRR-4430.

Information Collections

    Every year, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) under Chief Financial 
Officers Act of 1990, the Office of Inspector General, or its agent 
(agent), audits the accounts receivable portions of the Department's 
financial statements, which are based on ONRR forms ONRR-2014 and ONRR-
4430. Accounts receivable confirmations are a common financial audit 
practice. A third-party audit provides confirmation of the validity of 
ONRR's financial records.
    As part of the CFO audit, the agent selects a sample of accounts 
receivable items based on forms ONRR-2014 and ONRR-4430, and provides 
the sample items to ONRR. ONRR then identifies the company names and 
addresses for the sample items selected and creates accounts receivable 
confirmation letters. In order to meet the CFO requirements, the 
letters must be on ONRR letterhead and the Deputy Director for ONRR, or 
his or her designee, must sign the letters. The letter requests third-
party confirmation responses by a specified date on whether or not 
ONRR's accounts

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receivable records agree with royalty payor records for the following 
items: (1) Customer identification; (2) royalty invoice number; (3) 
payor assigned document number; (4) date of ONRR receipt; (5) original 
amount the payor reported; and (6) remaining balance due to ONRR. The 
agent mails the letters to the payors, instructing them to respond 
directly to the agent to confirm the accuracy and validity of selected 
royalty receivable items and amounts. In turn, it is the responsibility 
of the payors to verify, research, and analyze the amounts and balances 
reported on their respective forms ONRR-2014 and ONRR-4430.

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 the duties of the office, could result 
in a violation of the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, and may 
also result in the inability to confirm the accuracy of ONRR's accounts 
receivables which are based on the accurate reporting of forms ONRR-
2014 and ONRR-4430. ONRR protects the proprietary information received 
and does not collect items of a sensitive nature.
    Title of Collections: Accounts Receivable Confirmations.
    OMB Control Number: 1012-0001.
    Form(s) Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondent/Affected Public: Businesses.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 24 randomly-selected 
mineral payors from Federal and Indian lands and the OCS.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 24.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: We estimate that each 
response will take 15 minutes for payors to complete.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 6 hours.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: Annual.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: We have identified no 
``non-hour cost'' burden associated with this collection of 
information.
    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).

Gregory J. Gould,
Director for Office of Natural Resources Revenue.
[FR Doc. 2018-24877 Filed 11-14-18; 8:45 am]
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