Agency Information Collection Activities; Oil Shale Management, 74378-74379 [2020-25672]

Download as PDF 74378 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 225 / Friday, November 20, 2020 / Notices 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.). Jeffrey Parrillo, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–24796 Filed 11–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4334–CC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [212.LLWO230000. L11700000.PH0000.LXSGPL000000] Notice of Availability of the Final Colorado Sage Grouse Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado State Office has prepared a final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the management of Greater Sage-Grouse habitat, and by this notice is announcing its availability. DATES: The BLM will not issue a final decision on the proposal for a minimum of 30 days after the date that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes its Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal Register. The EPA usually publishes its NOAs on Fridays. ADDRESSES: Copies of the final Supplemental EIS are available for public inspection at the Colorado Bureau of Land Management State Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215. Interested persons may also review the final Supplemental EIS on the internet at: https://go.usa.gov/xGMzS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leah Waldner, Colorado Sage-Grouse Coordinator, at 970–244–3045; Colorado Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81506; lwaldner@ blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact Leah Waldner during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Nov 19, 2020 Jkt 253001 message or question. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. The BLM has prepared this final Supplemental EIS to review its previous NEPA analysis and clarify and augment it where necessary. This final Supplemental EIS addressed four specific issues: The range of alternatives, the need to take a hard look at environmental impacts, cumulative effects analysis, and the BLM’s approach to compensatory mitigation. The final Supplemental EIS will help the BLM determine whether its 2015 and 2019 land use planning and NEPA processes have sufficiently addressed Greater Sage-Grouse habitat conservation or whether the BLM should initiate a new land use planning process to consider additional alternatives or new information. Comments on the draft Supplemental EIS (85 FR 10185) received from the public and internal BLM review were considered and incorporated as appropriate into the final Supplemental EIS. To address public comments raised during this supplemental analysis, the BLM convened a team of biologists and land use planners to evaluate scientific literature provided to the agency. Upon review, the BLM found that the most up-to-date Greater Sage-Grouse science and other information has incrementally increased, and built upon, the knowledgebase of Greater Sage-Grouse management evaluated by the BLM most recently in its 2019 land use plan amendments, but does not change the scope or direction of the BLM’s management; however, new science does suggest adaptations to management may be warranted at site-specific scales. After reviewing public comments and completing the new science evaluation, the BLM determined that the most recent scientific information relating to Greater Sage-Grouse is consistent with the BLM’s environmental analysis in supporting its 2019 Greater Sage-Grouse land use plan amendments. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: (Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10) Jamie E. Connell, Colorado State Director. [FR Doc. 2020–25646 Filed 11–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLHQ320000.L13300000.EN0000; OMB Control No. 1004–0201] Agency Information Collection Activities; Oil Shale Management Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 19, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send your written comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to Darrin King, Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Attention PRA Office, 440 W 200 S #500, Salt Lake City, UT 84101; or by email to BLM_HQ_PRA_ Comments@blm.gov. Please reference Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1004–0201 in the subject line of your comments. Please note that due to COVID–19, the electronic submission of comments is recommended. SUMMARY: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Kyle Free by email at kfree@blm.gov, or by telephone at (208) 240–5702. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. 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 (PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), all information collections require approval under the PRA. We may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, we invite the public and other Federal agencies 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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 225 / Friday, November 20, 2020 / Notices information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following: (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) How might the agency minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of response. 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: This control number applies to the exploration, development, and utilization of oil shale resources on the BLM-managed public lands. Currently, the only oil shale leases issued by the BLM are research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) leases. However, the BLM regulations provide a framework for commercial oil shale leasing and additionally include provisions for conversion of RD&D leases to commercial leases. Section 369 of the Energy Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 15927) addresses oil shale development and authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to establish regulations for a commercial leasing program for oil shale. The Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 241(a)) provides the authority for the BLM to allow for the exploration, development, and utilization of oil shale resources on the BLM-managed public lands. Additional statutory authorities for the oil shale program are: (1) The Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands of 1947 (30 U.S.C. 351–359); and (2) The VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Nov 19, 2020 Jkt 253001 Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq., including 43 U.S.C. 1732). The information collections discussed in the supporting statement are called for in the regulations implementing these statutory authorities. Title of Collection: Oil Shale Management (43 CFR parts 3900, 3910, 3920, and 3930). OMB Control Number: 1004–0201. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Applicants for oil shale leases, oil shale lessees and oil shale operators. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 2. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 24. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from the number of minutes/hours per response. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,795. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $526,632. 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.). Darrin A. King, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–25672 Filed 11–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [212.LLWO230000. L11700000.PH0000.LXSGPL000000] Notice of Availability of the Final Utah Sage Grouse Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah State Office has prepared a final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the management of Greater SageGrouse habitat, and by this notice is announcing its availability. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74379 The BLM will not issue a final decision on the proposal for a minimum of 30 days after the date that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes its Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal Register. The EPA usually publishes its NOAs on Fridays. ADDRESSES: Copies of the final Supplemental EIS are available for public inspection at the Utah Bureau of Land Management State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101–1345. Interested persons may also review the final Supplemental EIS on the internet at: https://goo.gl/o2AQWQ. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine Fletcher, Utah Sage-Grouse Implementation Lead, at 435–865–3035; Utah Bureau of Land Management State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101–1345; cfletcher@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact Mrs. Fletcher during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM has prepared this final Supplemental EIS to review its previous NEPA analysis and clarify and augment it where necessary. This final Supplemental EIS addressed four specific issues: The range of alternatives, the need to take a hard look at environmental impacts, cumulative effects analysis, and the BLM’s approach to compensatory mitigation. The final Supplemental EIS will help the BLM determine whether its 2015 and 2019 land use planning and NEPA processes have sufficiently addressed Greater Sage-Grouse habitat conservation or whether the BLM should initiate a new land use planning process to consider additional alternatives or new information. Comments on the draft Supplemental EIS (85 FR 10185) received from the public and internal BLM review were considered and incorporated as appropriate into the final Supplemental EIS. To address public comments raised during this supplemental analysis, the BLM convened a team of biologists and land use planners to evaluate scientific literature provided to the agency. Upon review, the BLM found that the most up-to-date Greater Sage-Grouse science and other information has incrementally increased, and built upon, the knowledgebase of Greater Sage-Grouse management evaluated by the BLM most recently in its 2019 land use plan DATES: E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLHQ320000.L13300000.EN0000; OMB Control No. 1004-0201]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Oil Shale Management

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, we, 
the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are proposing to renew an 
information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
January 19, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Send your written comments on this information collection 
request (ICR) by mail to Darrin King, Information Collection Clearance 
Officer, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 
Attention PRA Office, 440 W 200 S #500, Salt Lake City, UT 84101; or by 
email to [email protected]. Please reference Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1004-0201 in the subject 
line of your comments. Please note that due to COVID-19, the electronic 
submission of comments is recommended.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Kyle Free by email at [email protected], or by 
telephone at (208) 240-5702. Individuals who are hearing or speech 
impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY 
assistance. 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 (PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), all 
information collections require approval under the PRA. We may not 
conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to a collection 
of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
    As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent 
burdens, we invite the public and other Federal agencies 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

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information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format.
    We are especially interested in public comment addressing the 
following:
    (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether or not the information will have practical utility;
    (2) The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection 
of information, including the validity of the methodology and 
assumptions used;
    (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (4) How might the agency minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on those who are to respond, including through the use of 
appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., 
permitting electronic submission of response.
    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: This control number applies to the exploration, 
development, and utilization of oil shale resources on the BLM-managed 
public lands. Currently, the only oil shale leases issued by the BLM 
are research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) leases. However, 
the BLM regulations provide a framework for commercial oil shale 
leasing and additionally include provisions for conversion of RD&D 
leases to commercial leases. Section 369 of the Energy Policy Act (42 
U.S.C. 15927) addresses oil shale development and authorizes the 
Secretary of the Interior to establish regulations for a commercial 
leasing program for oil shale. The Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 
U.S.C. 241(a)) provides the authority for the BLM to allow for the 
exploration, development, and utilization of oil shale resources on the 
BLM-managed public lands. Additional statutory authorities for the oil 
shale program are: (1) The Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands of 
1947 (30 U.S.C. 351-359); and (2) The Federal Land Policy and 
Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq., including 43 
U.S.C. 1732). The information collections discussed in the supporting 
statement are called for in the regulations implementing these 
statutory authorities.
    Title of Collection: Oil Shale Management (43 CFR parts 3900, 3910, 
3920, and 3930).
    OMB Control Number: 1004-0201.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Applicants for oil shale leases, oil 
shale lessees and oil shale operators.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 2.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 24.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from the number of 
minutes/hours per response.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,795.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $526,632.
    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.).

Darrin A. King,
Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-25672 Filed 11-19-20; 8:45 am]
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