Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Individual Landholder's and Farm Operator's Certification and Reporting Forms for Acreage Limitation, 82511-82513 [2020-27899]

Download as PDF 82511 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 244 / Friday, December 18, 2020 / Notices trustee will not be burdened with submitting trust documents to us for indepth review. The Trust Information Sheet is disbursed at our discretion. Acreage limitation provisions applicable to public entities—Land farmed by a public entity can be considered exempt from the application of the acreage limitation provisions provided the public entity meets certain criteria pertaining to the revenue generated through the entity’s farming activities (43 CFR 426.10 and the Act of July 7, 1970, Public Law 91–310). We are required to ascertain whether or not public entities that receive Reclamation irrigation water meet such revenue criteria regardless of how much land the public entities hold (directly or indirectly own or lease) [43 CFR 426.10(a)]. In order to minimize the burden on public entities, standard RRA forms are submitted by a public entity only when the public entity holds more than 40 acres subject to the acreage limitation provisions westwide, which makes it difficult to apply the revenue criteria as required to those public entities that hold less than 40 acres. When we become aware of such public entities, we request those public entities complete and submit for our review the Public Entity Information Sheet (Form 7–2565), which allows us to establish compliance with Federal reclamation law for those public entities that hold 40 acres or less and, thus, do not submit a standard RRA form because they are below the RRA forms submittal threshold. In addition, for those public entities that do not meet the exemption criteria, we must determine the proper rate to charge for Reclamation irrigation water deliveries. The Public Entity Information Sheet is disbursed at our discretion. Acreage limitation provisions applicable to religious or charitable organizations—Some religious or charitable organizations that receive Reclamation irrigation water may believe that they are under the RRA forms submittal threshold and, consequently, may not submit the appropriate RRA form(s). However, some of these organizations may in fact have a different RRA forms submittal threshold than what they believe it to be depending on whether these organizations meet all of the required criteria for full special application of the acreage limitations provisions to religious or charitable organizations [43 CFR 426.9(b)]. In addition, some organizations that (1) do not meet the criteria to be treated as a religious or charitable organization under the acreage limitation provisions, and (2) are exempt from the requirement to submit RRA forms due to the size of their landholdings (directly and indirectly owned and leased land), may in fact be receiving Reclamation irrigation water for which the full-cost rate must be paid because the start of Reclamation irrigation water deliveries Burden estimate per form (in minutes) Form Number of respondents Annual number of responses Annual burden on respondents (in hours) Limited Recipient Identification Sheet ............................................................. Trust Information Sheet ................................................................................... Public Entity Information Sheet ....................................................................... Religious or Charitable Identification Sheet .................................................... 5 5 15 15 175 150 100 75 175 150 100 75 15 13 25 19 Totals ........................................................................................................ ........................ 500 500 72 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.). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES occurred after October 1, 1981 [43 CFR 426.6(b)(2)]. The Religious or Charitable Organization Identification Sheet (Form 7–2578) allows us to establish certain religious or charitable organizations’ compliance with Federal reclamation law. The Religious or Charitable Organization Identification Sheet is disbursed at our discretion. Title of Collection: Forms to Determine Compliance by Certain Landholders, 43 CFR part 426. OMB Control Number: 1006–0023. Form Numbers: Form 7–2536, Form 7–2537, Form 7–2565, and Form 7– 2578. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Entity landholders, trusts, public entities, and religious or charitable organizations identified by Reclamation that are subject to the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 500. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 500. Estimated Completion Time Per Response: See table below. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 72 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. Christopher J. Beardsley, Director, Policy and Programs. [FR Doc. 2020–27900 Filed 12–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Individual Landholder’s and Farm Operator’s Certification and Reporting Forms for Acreage Limitation Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:22 Dec 17, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 19, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting SUMMARY: [RR83550000, 212R5065C6, RX.59389832.1009676; OMB Control Number 1006–0005] AGENCY: Notice of information collection; request for comments. ACTION: E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 82512 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 244 / Friday, December 18, 2020 / Notices ‘‘Currently Under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Please provide a copy of your comments to Stephanie McPhee, Bureau of Reclamation, 84–55000, P.O. Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225–0007; or via email to smcphee@usbr.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1006– 0005 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this information collection request, contact Stephanie McPhee, Bureau of Reclamation, by email at smcphee@ usbr.gov, or by telephone at (303) 445– 2897. You may also view the information collection request 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), 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 September 15, 2020 (85 FR 58245). No comments were received. As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, we are again soliciting comments from the public and other Federal agencies on the proposed information collection request that is described below. 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. 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 information collection is required under the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (RRA), Acreage Limitation Rules and Regulations, 43 CFR part 426, and Information Requirements for Certain Farm Operations In Excess of 960 Acres and the Eligibility of Certain Formerly Excess Land, 43 CFR part 428. This information collection requires certain landholders (direct or indirect landowners or lessees) and farm operators to complete forms demonstrating their compliance with the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law. The forms in this information collection are submitted to districts that use the information to establish each landholder’s status with respect to landownership limitations, full-cost pricing thresholds, lease requirements, and other provisions of Federal Burden estimate per form (in minutes) khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Form No. Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form 7–2180 ................................................................................................... 7–2180EZ ............................................................................................... 7–2181 ................................................................................................... 7–2184 ................................................................................................... 7–2190 ................................................................................................... 7–2190EZ ............................................................................................... 7–2191 ................................................................................................... 7–2194 ................................................................................................... 7–21PE ................................................................................................... 7–21PE–IND .......................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:16 Dec 17, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reclamation law. In addition, forms are submitted by certain farm operators to provide information concerning the services they provide and the nature of their farm operating arrangements. All landholders whose entire westwide landholdings total 40 acres or less are exempt from the requirement to submit RRA forms. Landholders who are ‘‘qualified recipients’’ have RRA forms submittal thresholds of 80 acres or 240 acres depending on the district’s RRA forms submittal threshold category where the land is held. Only farm operators who provide multiple services to more than 960 acres held in trusts or by legal entities are required to submit forms. Title of Collection: Individual Landholder’s and Farm Operator’s Certification and Reporting Forms for Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 and 43 CFR part 428. OMB Control Number: 1006–0005. Form Numbers: Form 7–2180, Form 7–2180EZ, Form 7–2181, Form 7–2184, Form 7–2190, Form 7–2190EZ, Form 7– 2191, Form 7–2194, Form 7–21TRUST, Form 7–21PE, Form 7–21PE–IND, Form 7–21FARMOP, Form 7–21VERIFY, Form 7–21FC, Form 7–21XS, Form 7– 21XSINAQ, Form 7–21CONT–I, Form 7–21CONT–L, Form 7–21CONT–O, and Form 7–21INFO. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Landholders and farm operators of certain lands in our projects, whose landholdings exceed specified RRA forms submittal thresholds. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 13,960. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 14,239. Estimated Completion Time per Response: See table below. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 10,437 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. Number of respondents 60 45 78 45 60 45 78 45 75 12 E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 3,595 373 1,050 32 1,601 96 777 4 135 4 18DEN1 Annual number of responses 3,667 380 1,071 33 1,633 98 793 4 138 4 Annual burden on respondents (in hours) 3,667 285 1,392 25 1,633 74 1,031 3 173 1 82513 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 244 / Friday, December 18, 2020 / Notices Burden estimate per form (in minutes) Form No. Form Form Form Form Form Annual number of responses Annual burden on respondents (in hours) 7–21TRUST ........................................................................................... 7–21VERIFY .......................................................................................... 7–21FC ................................................................................................... 7–21XS ................................................................................................... 7–21FARMOP ........................................................................................ 60 12 30 30 78 694 5,069 214 144 172 708 5,170 218 147 175 708 1,034 109 74 228 Totals ........................................................................................................ ........................ 13,960 14,23939 10,437 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). reference OMB Control Number 1006– 0006 in the subject line of your comments. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR To request additional information about this information collection request (ICR), contact Stephanie McPhee by email at smcphee@usbr.gov, or by telephone at (303) 445–2897. 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. Bureau of Reclamation SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Christopher J. Beardsley, Director, Policy and Programs. [FR Doc. 2020–27899 Filed 12–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P [RR83550000, 212R5065C6, RX.59389832.1009676; OMB Control Number 1006–0006] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Certification Summary Form and Reporting Summary Form for Acreage Limitation Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 19, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently Under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Please provide a copy of your comments to Stephanie McPhee, Bureau of Reclamation, 84–55000, P.O. Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225–0007; or via email to smcphee@usbr.gov. Please SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Number of respondents VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:22 Dec 17, 2020 Jkt 253001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), 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 September 15, 2020 (85 FR 57244). No comments were received. As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, we are again soliciting comments from the public and other Federal agencies on the proposed ICR that is described below. 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; PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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. 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 information collection is required under the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (RRA), Acreage Limitation Rules and Regulations, 43 CFR part 426, and Information Requirements for Certain Farm Operations In Excess of 960 Acres and the Eligibility of Certain Formerly Excess Land, 43 CFR part 428. The forms in this information collection are to be used by district offices to summarize individual landholder (direct or indirect landowner or lessee) and farm operator certification and reporting forms. This information allows us to establish water user compliance with Federal reclamation law. Title of Collection: Certification Summary Form and Reporting Summary Form for Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 and 43 CFR part 428. OMB Control Number: 1006–0006. Form Numbers: Form 7–21SUMM–C and Form 7–21SUMM–R. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Contracting entities that are subject to E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 244 (Friday, December 18, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 82511-82513]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-27899]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

[RR83550000, 212R5065C6, RX.59389832.1009676; OMB Control Number 1006-
0005]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Individual 
Landholder's and Farm Operator's Certification and Reporting Forms for 
Acreage Limitation

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comments.

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

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

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting

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``Currently Under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using 
the search function. Please provide a copy of your comments to 
Stephanie McPhee, Bureau of Reclamation, 84-55000, P.O. Box 25007, 
Denver, CO 80225-0007; or via email to [email protected]. Please 
reference OMB Control Number 1006-0005 in the subject line of your 
comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this information collection request, contact Stephanie McPhee, 
Bureau of Reclamation, by email at [email protected], or by telephone at 
(303) 445-2897. You may also view the information collection request 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), 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 
September 15, 2020 (85 FR 58245). No comments were received.
    As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent 
burdens, we are again soliciting comments from the public and other 
Federal agencies on the proposed information collection request that is 
described below. 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. 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 information collection is required under the 
Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (RRA), Acreage Limitation Rules and 
Regulations, 43 CFR part 426, and Information Requirements for Certain 
Farm Operations In Excess of 960 Acres and the Eligibility of Certain 
Formerly Excess Land, 43 CFR part 428. This information collection 
requires certain landholders (direct or indirect landowners or lessees) 
and farm operators to complete forms demonstrating their compliance 
with the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law. The 
forms in this information collection are submitted to districts that 
use the information to establish each landholder's status with respect 
to landownership limitations, full-cost pricing thresholds, lease 
requirements, and other provisions of Federal reclamation law. In 
addition, forms are submitted by certain farm operators to provide 
information concerning the services they provide and the nature of 
their farm operating arrangements. All landholders whose entire 
westwide landholdings total 40 acres or less are exempt from the 
requirement to submit RRA forms. Landholders who are ``qualified 
recipients'' have RRA forms submittal thresholds of 80 acres or 240 
acres depending on the district's RRA forms submittal threshold 
category where the land is held. Only farm operators who provide 
multiple services to more than 960 acres held in trusts or by legal 
entities are required to submit forms.
    Title of Collection: Individual Landholder's and Farm Operator's 
Certification and Reporting Forms for Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 
426 and 43 CFR part 428.
    OMB Control Number: 1006-0005.
    Form Numbers: Form 7-2180, Form 7-2180EZ, Form 7-2181, Form 7-2184, 
Form 7-2190, Form 7-2190EZ, Form 7-2191, Form 7-2194, Form 7-21TRUST, 
Form 7-21PE, Form 7-21PE-IND, Form 7-21FARMOP, Form 7-21VERIFY, Form 7-
21FC, Form 7-21XS, Form 7-21XSINAQ, Form 7-21CONT-I, Form 7-21CONT-L, 
Form 7-21CONT-O, and Form 7-21INFO.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Landholders and farm operators of 
certain lands in our projects, whose landholdings exceed specified RRA 
forms submittal thresholds.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 13,960.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 14,239.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: See table below.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 10,437 hours.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.

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                                                      Burden
                                                   estimate per      Number of     Annual number   Annual burden
                    Form No.                         form (in       respondents    of responses   on respondents
                                                     minutes)                                       (in hours)
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Form 7-2180.....................................              60           3,595           3,667           3,667
Form 7-2180EZ...................................              45             373             380             285
Form 7-2181.....................................              78           1,050           1,071           1,392
Form 7-2184.....................................              45              32              33              25
Form 7-2190.....................................              60           1,601           1,633           1,633
Form 7-2190EZ...................................              45              96              98              74
Form 7-2191.....................................              78             777             793           1,031
Form 7-2194.....................................              45               4               4               3
Form 7-21PE.....................................              75             135             138             173
Form 7-21PE-IND.................................              12               4               4               1

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Form 7-21TRUST..................................              60             694             708             708
Form 7-21VERIFY.................................              12           5,069           5,170           1,034
Form 7-21FC.....................................              30             214             218             109
Form 7-21XS.....................................              30             144             147              74
Form 7-21FARMOP.................................              78             172             175             228
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    Totals......................................  ..............          13,960        14,23939          10,437
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    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).

Christopher J. Beardsley,
Director, Policy and Programs.
[FR Doc. 2020-27899 Filed 12-17-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4332-90-P