Agency Information Collection Activities; Leasing of Osage Reservation Lands for Oil and Gas Mining, 58409-58410 [2019-23765]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 211 / Thursday, October 31, 2019 / Notices In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 2, 2019. 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 U.S. Geological Survey, 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 1028–0097 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Earl Greene by email at eagreene@usgs.gov or by telephone at 571–332–4184. 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, 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 60day public comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on August 5, 2019 (84 FR 38039). 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 USGS; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the USGS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the USGS 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 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 Oct 30, 2019 Jkt 250001 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 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Resources Research Act (WRRA) program issues an annual announcement to solicit applications for the noncompetitive State Water Resources Research Program annual grants authorized by section 104(c) and for the national competitive grant program authorized by section 104(g) of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984 (Pub. L. 98–242), as amended [42 U.S.C. 10303(c)]. Annual grants (104c) may contain research and information transfer projects as well as an administration project describing the Institute’s overall administration and objectives. The research projects are generally selected in a competitive statewide solicitation, peer review, and selection process designed and conducted by each Institute. National competitive grants (104g) will focus on water problems and issues of a regional or interstate nature beyond those of concern only to a single state and which relate to specific program priorities identified jointly by the Secretary (of the Interior) and the Institutes. The State Water Resources Research Institutes were established under Section 104(a) of the Act [42 U.S.C. 10303(a)]. There are 54 Water Resources Research Institutes, one in each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. The Institutes are organized as the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR). The NIWR cooperates with the USGS in establishing total programmatic direction, reporting on the activities of the Institutes, coordinating and facilitating regional research, and information and technology transfer. Title of Collection: State Water Resources Research Institute Program Annual Application, National Competitive Grants, and Reporting. OMB Control Number: 1028–0097. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Universities. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 54. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58409 Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 173. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 180 hours. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 10,160 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. 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). Earl Greene, USGS, Program Coordinator, Water Resources Research Act. [FR Doc. 2019–23774 Filed 10–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [201A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900 253G; OMB Control Number 1076–0180] Agency Information Collection Activities; Leasing of Osage Reservation Lands for Oil and Gas Mining Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are proposing to renew an information collection. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 30, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) to Ms. Robin Phillips, Osage Agency, P.O. Box 1539, Pawhuska, OK 74056, or by email to robin.phillips@bia.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1076–0180 in the subject line of your comments. DATES: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Mr. Richard Winlock, Deputy Superintendent, Osage Agency, by email at richard.winlock@bia.gov or by telephone at (918) 287–5700. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 58410 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 211 / Thursday, October 31, 2019 / Notices 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. 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 BIA; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the BIA enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the BIA 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 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: In 1906, Congress passed ‘‘An Act for the division of the lands and funds of the Osage Indians in Oklahoma Territory, and for other purposes,’’ providing for the allotment of the Osage Nation’s lands. See Act of June 28, 1906, Public Law 59–321, 34 Stat. 539, as amended (1906 Act). Section 3 of the 1906 Act severed the surface estate from the subsurface mineral estate (Osage Mineral Estate), reserving all oil, gas, coal, and other minerals to the Osage Nation. In accordance with the 1906 Act, the Osage Mineral Estate is held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Osage Nation. The 1906 Act authorizes the Osage Nation to lease the Osage Mineral Estate for oil and gas mining, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior and under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe. The regulations governing leasing of the Osage Mineral Estate for oil and gas mining are set VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 Oct 30, 2019 Jkt 250001 forth in 25 CFR part 226. The information collections in 25 CFR part 226 specify what information lessees, operators, and others must provide to BIA regarding oil and gas leasing, exploration, development operations, and production. These information collections are necessary in order for BIA to administer leasing and development of the Osage Mineral Estate, collect and account for royalty revenues, and ensure the protection of resource values. Title of Collection: Leasing of Osage Reservation lands for Oil and Gas Mining. OMB Control Number: 1076–0180. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Renewal of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Businesses, Tribal government. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 965. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 14,436. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 15 minutes to eight hours. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 21,954. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain a Benefit. Frequency of Collection: Varies from yearly to monthly. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $496. 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). Elizabeth K. Appel, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2019–23765 Filed 10–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Nonmonetary Determination Activity Report ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Nonmonetary Determination Activity Report.’’ This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). DATES: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by December 30, 2019. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation, including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden, may be obtained free by contacting Ed Medlin by telephone at (202)–693–3259 (this is not a toll-free number), TTY 1– 877–889–5627 (this is not a toll-free number), or by email at medlin.edward@ dol.gov. Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance; 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20210; by email at medlin.edward@ dol.gov ; or by fax (202) 693–3975. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOL, as part of continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information before submitting them to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for final approval. This program helps to ensure requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements can be properly assessed. The ETA Nonmonetary Determination Activity Report collects state data on the number and types of issues that are adjudicated when unemployment insurance (UI) claims are filed. It also collects data on the number of disqualifications that are issued for reasons associated with a claimant’s separation from employment and for reasons related to a claimant’s continuing eligibility for benefits. ETA uses this data to determine workload counts for allocation of administrative funds, to analyze the ratio of disqualifications to determinations, and to examine and evaluate the program effect of nonmonetary activities. 42 U.S.C. 503(a)(6) of the Social Security Act authorizes this information collection. E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 211 (Thursday, October 31, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[201A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999900 253G; OMB Control Number 1076-
0180]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Leasing of Osage 
Reservation Lands for Oil and Gas Mining

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, 
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are proposing to renew an information 
collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
December 30, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) to Ms. Robin Phillips, Osage Agency, P.O. Box 1539, Pawhuska, OK 
74056, or by email to [email protected]. Please reference OMB 
Control Number 1076-0180 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Mr. Richard Winlock, Deputy Superintendent, 
Osage Agency, by email at [email protected] or by telephone at 
(918) 287-5700.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork

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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.
    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 BIA; (2) will this information be processed and used 
in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how 
might the BIA enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (5) how might the BIA 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 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: In 1906, Congress passed ``An Act for the division of the 
lands and funds of the Osage Indians in Oklahoma Territory, and for 
other purposes,'' providing for the allotment of the Osage Nation's 
lands. See Act of June 28, 1906, Public Law 59-321, 34 Stat. 539, as 
amended (1906 Act). Section 3 of the 1906 Act severed the surface 
estate from the subsurface mineral estate (Osage Mineral Estate), 
reserving all oil, gas, coal, and other minerals to the Osage Nation. 
In accordance with the 1906 Act, the Osage Mineral Estate is held in 
trust by the United States for the benefit of the Osage Nation.
    The 1906 Act authorizes the Osage Nation to lease the Osage Mineral 
Estate for oil and gas mining, subject to the approval of the Secretary 
of the Interior and under such rules and regulations as he may 
prescribe. The regulations governing leasing of the Osage Mineral 
Estate for oil and gas mining are set forth in 25 CFR part 226. The 
information collections in 25 CFR part 226 specify what information 
lessees, operators, and others must provide to BIA regarding oil and 
gas leasing, exploration, development operations, and production. These 
information collections are necessary in order for BIA to administer 
leasing and development of the Osage Mineral Estate, collect and 
account for royalty revenues, and ensure the protection of resource 
values.
    Title of Collection: Leasing of Osage Reservation lands for Oil and 
Gas Mining.
    OMB Control Number: 1076-0180.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Renewal of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Businesses, Tribal government.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 965.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 14,436.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 15 minutes to 
eight hours.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 21,954.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain a Benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: Varies from yearly to monthly.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $496.
    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).

Elizabeth K. Appel,
Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action--Indian 
Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2019-23765 Filed 10-30-19; 8:45 am]
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