Agency Information Collection Activities; Delegated and Cooperative Activities With States and Indian Tribes, 56288-56290 [2021-21894]

Download as PDF 56288 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 193 / Friday, October 8, 2021 / Notices all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including location and entry under the United States mining laws, subject to valid existing rights, and reserve them for wildlife refuge purposes for a 100-year term. Gila and Salt River Meridian, Arizona (Surface and Subsurface Estate Land) T. 11 N., R. 17 W., Sec. 20, E1⁄2, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 25, S1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 26, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 28, N1⁄2, N1⁄2SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 34, N1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4; Sec. 36, N1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4. T. 11 N., R. 18 W., Sec. 12, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4 that portion lying northerly of the Havasu Lake National Wildlife Refuge boundary, as described in Executive Order 8647 of January 22, 1941, and southwesterly of the southwesterly right-of-way line of State Highway 95; Sec. 24, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4. The areas described aggregate approximately 1464 acres. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 The petition/application further requests that the Deputy Secretary of the Interior withdraw the following described public lands (surface estate only) from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, subject to valid existing rights, and reserve them for wildlife refuge purposes for a 100year term: Gila and Salt River Meridian, Arizona (Surface Estate Land) T. 11 N., R. 17 W., Sec. 19, lot 2, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 21, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 25, S1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 27, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4; Sec. 29, E1⁄2NW1⁄4; Sec. 33, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 35, N1⁄2NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4. T. 11 N., R. 18 W., Sec. 11, those portions of the SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, W1⁄2NW1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, W1⁄2SE1⁄4, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4 lying northerly of the Havasu Lake National Wildlife boundary, as described in Executive Order 8647 of January 22,1941, and southerly of the southwesterly right-of-way line of State Route 95. Sec. 13, those portions of the W1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, SW1⁄4SE1⁄4SE1⁄4 lying southerly of the Havasu Lake National Wildlife boundary, as described in Executive Order 8647 of January 22, 1941. The areas described aggregate approximately 1,134 acres. The Deputy Secretary of the Interior approved the FWS’s petition. Therefore, the petition/application constitutes a VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Oct 07, 2021 Jkt 256001 withdrawal proposal of the Secretary of the Interior (43 CFR 2310.1–3(e)). The use of a right-of-way, interagency agreement, or cooperative agreement would not provide adequate protection of the wildlife refuge. No additional water rights will fulfill the purpose of this new withdrawal. There are no suitable alternative sites since these lands are located within the Bill Williams River NWR. 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. Notice is hereby given that an opportunity for a public meeting is afforded in connection with the proposed withdrawal. All interested persons who desire a public meeting for the purpose of being heard on the proposed withdrawal must submit a written request to the BLM Arizona State Director no later than January 6, 2022. If the authorized officer determines that a public meeting will be held, a notice of the time and place will be published in the Federal Register and a local newspaper at least 30 days before the scheduled date of the meeting. For a period until October 9, 2023 the lands described above will be segregated from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, unless the application is denied or canceled, or the withdrawal is approved prior to that date. This application will be processed in accordance with the regulations setforth in 43 CFR part 2300. Raymond Suazo, State Director. [FR Doc. 2021–22039 Filed 10–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Natural Resources Revenue [Docket No. ONRR–2011–0025; DS63644000 DRT000000.CH7000 223D1113RT, OMB Control Number 1012–0003] Agency Information Collection Activities; Delegated and Cooperative Activities With States and Indian Tribes Office of Natural Resources Revenue (‘‘ONRR’’), Interior. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of information collection; request for comment. ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (‘‘PRA’’), ONRR is proposing to renew an information collection. Currently, the information collection is authorized by the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) under OMB Control Number 1012–0003, which expires on December 31, 2021. Through this Information Collection Request (‘‘ICR’’), ONRR seeks renewed authority to collect information to review and approve a delegation proposal from a State that is seeking to perform royalty management functions and to prepare a cooperative agreement with a State or Indian Tribe seeking to perform royalty audits and investigations. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 8, 2021. ADDRESSES: All comment submissions must (1) reference ‘‘OMB Control Number 1012–0003’’ in the subject line; (2) be sent to ONRR before the close of the comment period listed under DATES; and (3) be sent through one of the following two methods: • Electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Please visit https:// www.regulations.gov. In the Search Box, enter the Docket ID Number for this ICR renewal (‘‘ONRR–2011–0025’’) to locate the document and click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button. Follow the prompts to submit your comment prior to the close of the comment period. • Email Submissions: Please email your comments to ONRR_ RegulationsMailbox@onrr.gov with the OMB Control Number (‘‘OMB Control Number 1012–0003’’) listed in the subject line of your email. Email submissions must be postmarked on or before the close of the comment period. Docket: To access the docket to view ICR publications in the Federal Register, go to https:// www.regulations.gov and search ‘‘ONRR–2011–0025’’. The docket will display renewal notices recently published in the Federal Register, publications associated with prior renewals, and applicable public comments received for this ICR. OMB ICR Data: OMB also maintains information on ICR renewals and approvals. You may access this information at https://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRASearch. Under the ‘‘OMB Control Number’’ heading enter ‘‘1012– 0003’’ and click the ‘‘Search’’ button located at the bottom of the page. To view the ICR renewal or OMB approval status, click on the latest entry (based on DATES: E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 193 / Friday, October 8, 2021 / Notices the most recent date). On the ‘‘View ICR—OIRA Conclusion’’ page, check the box next to ‘‘All’’ to display all available ICR information provided by OMB. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, please contact Mr. Peter Hanley, State and Tribal Royalty Audit Committee, ONRR, by telephone at (303) 231–3721 or by email to Peter.Hanley@ onrr.gov. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq., and 5 CFR 1320.5, all information collections, as defined in 5 CFR 1320.3, require approval by OMB. ONRR 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 ONRR’s continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, ONRR is inviting the public and other Federal agencies to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information in accordance with the PRA and 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1). This helps ONRR to assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand ONRR’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ONRR is especially interested in public comments addressing the following: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of ONRR’s 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. ONRR published a notice, with a 60day public comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information, in the Federal Register on April 16, 2021 (86 FR 20194). ONRR received one comment in response to its 60-Day Notice for this ICR. The VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Oct 07, 2021 Jkt 256001 commenter generally agreed with ONRR’s collection of information under this ICR. Comments that you submit in response to this 30-Day Notice are a matter of public record. ONRR will include or summarize each comment in its 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 ONRR in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, ONRR cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. Abstract: (a) General Information: For the benefit of all Americans, ONRR collects, accounts for, and verifies natural resource and energy revenues due to States, American Indians, and the U.S. Treasury. See U.S. Department of the Interior Departmental Manual, 112 DM 34.3 (Sept. 9, 2020). ONRR’s various functions include working in partnership with Indian Tribes and States to conduct audits and reviews. Id. at 34.4(D). For this purpose, ONRR enters into cooperative agreements with States and Indian Tribes that seek to perform royalty audits pursuant to 30 U.S.C. 196 and 1732, and reviews and approves delegation proposals from States that seek to perform royalty management functions pursuant to 30 U.S.C. 196 and 1735. (b) Information Collections: This ICR covers the paperwork requirements under 30 CFR parts 1227, 1228, and 1229. This collection of information is necessary in order for ONRR to approve States and Indian Tribes to conduct audits and related investigations of Federal and Indian oil, gas, coal, other solid minerals, and geothermal royalty revenues from Federal and Tribal leased lands. ONRR uses the information collected to: (1) review and approve a delegation proposal from a State seeking to perform royalty management functions, and (2) prepare a cooperative agreement with a State or Indian Tribe seeking to perform royalty audits. The requirements of 30 CFR parts 1227, 1228, and 1229 are: (1) 30 CFR part 1227—Delegation to States. Part 1227 governs the delegation of certain Federal royalty management functions to a State under 30 U.S.C. 1735, for Federal oil and gas leases covering Federal lands within the State. This part also governs the delegation of audit and investigative functions to a State for Federal geothermal leases or solid mineral leases covering Federal PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56289 lands within the State (30 U.S.C. 196), or leases covering lands offshore of the State subject to section 8(g) of the OCSLA (43 U.S.C. 1337(g)). To be considered for such delegation, a State must submit a written proposal to ONRR, which ONRR must approve. Following the delegation process, 30 CFR part 1227 outlines State responsibilities, compensation, performance reviews, and the process for terminating a delegation. (2) 30 CFR part 1228—Cooperative Activities with States and Indian Tribes. FOGRMA (30 U.S.C. 1732) authorizes the Secretary of the Interior (‘‘Secretary’’) to enter into a cooperative agreement with a State or Indian Tribe to share oil and gas royalty management information, and to carry out inspection, audit, investigation, and enforcement activities on Federal and Indian lands. Federal regulations, at 30 CFR part 1228, implement this provision and set forth the requirements and procedures for entering into a cooperative agreement, the terms of such agreement, and subsequent responsibilities that must be carried out under the cooperative agreement. To enter into a cooperative agreement, a State or Indian Tribe must submit a written proposal to ONRR. The proposal must outline the activities that the State or Indian Tribe will undertake and must present evidence that the State or Indian Tribe can meet the standards of the Secretary to conduct these activities. The State or Indian Tribe also must submit an annual work plan and budget, as well as quarterly reimbursement vouchers. (3) 30 CFR part 1229—Delegation to States. Part 1229 governs delegations to a State to conduct audits and related investigations for Federal lands within the State, and for Indian lands for which the State has received permission from the respective Indian Tribe or allottees to carry out audit activities delegated to the State under 30 U.S.C. 1735. 30 CFR 1229.4. Under Part 1229, the State must receive the Secretary’s delegation of authority and submit annual audit work plans detailing its audits and related investigations, annual budgets, and quarterly reimbursement vouchers. The State also must maintain records. Title of Collection: 30 CFR parts 1227, 1228, and 1229, Delegated and Cooperative Activities with States and Indian Tribes. OMB Control Number: 1012–0003. Form Numbers: None. Type of Review: Renewal of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: States and Indian Tribes. E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 56290 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 193 / Friday, October 8, 2021 / Notices Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 9 States and 6 Indian respondents. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 210. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 75.50 hrs. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 16,697 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefit. Frequency of Collection: Based on the functions performed, responses are monthly, quarterly, annually, on occasion, and varied. Total Estimated Annual Non-Hour Burden Cost: ONRR identified no ‘‘nonhour 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 PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.). Kimbra G. Davis, Director, Office of Natural Resources Revenue. [FR Doc. 2021–21894 Filed 10–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4335–30–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1186] Certain Balanced Armature Devices, Products Containing Same, and Components Thereof; Notice of a Commission Determination Finding a Violation of Section 337; Issuance of a General Exclusion Order and Cease and Desist Orders; Termination of the Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to affirm, on modified grounds, a summary determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 50) of the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) finding a violation of section 337. The Commission has determined that the appropriate remedy is a general exclusion order (‘‘GEO’’) and cease and desists orders (‘‘CDO’’) to certain respondents. The Commission terminates the investigation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda Pitcher Fisherow, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Oct 07, 2021 Jkt 256001 telephone (202) 205–2737. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https:// edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS, please email EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at https:// www.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: On November 29, 2019, the Commission instituted this investigation based on a complaint filed by Knowles Corporation and Knowles Electronics, LLC of Itasca, Illinois, and Knowles Electronics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. of Suzhou, China (collectively, ‘‘Knowles’’). 84 FR 65840 (Nov. 29, 2019). The complaint, as supplemented, alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, due to the importation into the United States, sale for importation, or sale in the United States after importation of certain balanced armature devices, products containing same, and components thereof by reason of misappropriation of trade secrets, the threat or effect of which is to destroy or substantially injure a domestic industry. Id. The notice of investigation named twelve (12) respondents, including Shenzhen Bellsing Acoustic Technology Co. Ltd. of Shenzhen, China, Suzhou Bellsing Acoustic Technology Co. Ltd. of Suzhou, China, Dongguan Bellsing Precision Device Co., Ltd. of Dongguan, China, and Bellsing Corporation of Lisle, Illinois (collectively, ‘‘Bellsing’’); Liang Li (a/k/a Ryan Li) of Suzhou City, China (‘‘Mr. Li’’); Dongguan Xinyao Electronics Industrial Co., Ltd. of Dongguan, China (‘‘Xinyao’’); Soundlink Co., Ltd. of Suzhou, China (‘‘Soundlink’’); Magnatone Hearing Aid Corporation d/b/a Persona Medical and lnEarz Audio of Casselberry, Florida (‘‘Persona’’); Jerry Harvey Audio LLC of Orlando, Florida (‘‘Harvey’’); Magic Dynamics, LLC d/b/a MagicEar of Clearwater, Florida (‘‘MagicEar’’); Campfire Audio, LLC of Portland, Oregon (‘‘Campfire’’); and Clear Tune Monitors, Inc. of Orlando, Florida (‘‘Clear Tune’’). Id. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations (‘‘OUII’’) is also a party in this investigation. Id. Xinyao, Soundlink, MagicEar, CampFire, Persona, Clear Tune, and Harvey were all terminated from the investigation based on the issuance of consent orders. See Order Nos. 37–40, PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 unreviewed by Comm’n Notice (Nov. 23, 2020); Order Nos. 34–35, unreviewed by Comm’n Notice (Nov. 19, 2020); and Order No. 28, unreviewed by Comm’n Notice (Sept. 20, 2020). On January 14, 2021, the presiding ALJ issued an ID (Order No. 46), granting-in-part and denying-in-part Knowles’ motion for sanctions (‘‘Sanctions ID’’). As to Bellsing, the Sanctions ID found that Bellsing failed to disclose spoliation of evidence, that its failure to do so was in bad faith, and that the appropriate sanction was default. Sanctions ID at 18–46. The Sanctions ID denied Knowles’ motion as to Mr. Li, and denied Knowles’ request for monetary sanctions. Id. at 17–18, 46– 47. No one petitioned for review of the Sanctions ID. Nevertheless, on February 16, 2021, the Commission determined to review the Sanctions ID in its entirety. Comm’n Notice (Feb. 16, 2021). On March 17, 2021, the Commission issued its final determination on the Sanctions ID, affirming the Sanctions ID, with modification, finding Bellsing in default. Sanctions ID at 47 (Jan. 14, 2021), aff’d with modification, Comm’n Notice (Mar. 17, 2020). On June 1, 2021, the ALJ issued the subject ID. On June 11, 2021, Bellsing and Mr. Li filed a joint petition for review. On June 21, 2021, OUII and Knowles filed responses. On August 2, 2021, the Commission determined to review the ID in part. Specifically, the Commission determined to review (1) whether Bellsing can participate in briefing on remedy and bonding before the ALJ (ID at 4) and in briefing on remedy, the public interest, and bonding before the Commission notwithstanding its default; (2) importation; (3) use by Mr. Li of Representative Trade Secret Nos. (‘‘RTS’’) 1–10 (ID at 35–36, 41–42, 49, 56–57, 61, 72–73, and 84–85); (4) all findings related to RTS No. 6; and (5) domestic industry. 86 FR 43270 (Aug 6, 2021). The Commission also reviewed the issues raised in the parties’ arguments relating to due process, comity, and collateral estoppel. Id. at 43270–71. The Commission requested briefing on the issues under review, remedy, bonding, and the public interest. Id. at 43271. On August 16, 2021, Respondents, Knowles, and OUII each filed their initial responses to the Commission’s notice of review. On August 23, 2021, Respondents, Knowles, and OUII each filed their replies. Having considered the record, including the ID, the ALJ’s recommended determination on remedy and bonding, and the parties’ submissions, the Commission has E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of Natural Resources Revenue

[Docket No. ONRR-2011-0025; DS63644000 DRT000000.CH7000 223D1113RT, OMB 
Control Number 1012-0003]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Delegated and 
Cooperative Activities With States and Indian Tribes

AGENCY: Office of Natural Resources Revenue (``ONRR''), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(``PRA''), ONRR is proposing to renew an information collection. 
Currently, the information collection is authorized by the Office of 
Management and Budget (``OMB'') under OMB Control Number 1012-0003, 
which expires on December 31, 2021. Through this Information Collection 
Request (``ICR''), ONRR seeks renewed authority to collect information 
to review and approve a delegation proposal from a State that is 
seeking to perform royalty management functions and to prepare a 
cooperative agreement with a State or Indian Tribe seeking to perform 
royalty audits and investigations.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
November 8, 2021.

ADDRESSES: All comment submissions must (1) reference ``OMB Control 
Number 1012-0003'' in the subject line; (2) be sent to ONRR before the 
close of the comment period listed under DATES; and (3) be sent through 
one of the following two methods:
     Electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Please 
visit https://www.regulations.gov. In the Search Box, enter the Docket 
ID Number for this ICR renewal (``ONRR-2011-0025'') to locate the 
document and click the ``Comment Now!'' button. Follow the prompts to 
submit your comment prior to the close of the comment period.
     Email Submissions: Please email your comments to 
[email protected] with the OMB Control Number (``OMB 
Control Number 1012-0003'') listed in the subject line of your email. 
Email submissions must be postmarked on or before the close of the 
comment period.
    Docket: To access the docket to view ICR publications in the 
Federal Register, go to https://www.regulations.gov and search ``ONRR-
2011-0025''. The docket will display renewal notices recently published 
in the Federal Register, publications associated with prior renewals, 
and applicable public comments received for this ICR.
    OMB ICR Data: OMB also maintains information on ICR renewals and 
approvals. You may access this information at https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRASearch. Under the ``OMB Control Number'' heading enter 
``1012-0003'' and click the ``Search'' button located at the bottom of 
the page. To view the ICR renewal or OMB approval status, click on the 
latest entry (based on

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the most recent date). On the ``View ICR--OIRA Conclusion'' page, check 
the box next to ``All'' to display all available ICR information 
provided by OMB.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, please contact Mr. Peter Hanley, State and Tribal 
Royalty Audit Committee, ONRR, by telephone at (303) 231-3721 or by 
email to [email protected]. Individuals who are hearing or speech 
impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY 
assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501, et 
seq., and 5 CFR 1320.5, all information collections, as defined in 5 
CFR 1320.3, require approval by OMB. ONRR 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 ONRR's continuing effort to reduce paperwork and 
respondent burdens, ONRR is inviting the public and other Federal 
agencies to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the PRA and 5 CFR 
1320.8(d)(1). This helps ONRR to assess the impact of its information 
collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. It 
also helps the public understand ONRR's information collection 
requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format.
    ONRR is especially interested in public comments addressing the 
following:
    (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 
the information will have practical utility;
    (2) The accuracy of ONRR's 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.
    ONRR published a notice, with a 60-day public comment period 
soliciting comments on this collection of information, in the Federal 
Register on April 16, 2021 (86 FR 20194). ONRR received one comment in 
response to its 60-Day Notice for this ICR. The commenter generally 
agreed with ONRR's collection of information under this ICR.
    Comments that you submit in response to this 30-Day Notice are a 
matter of public record. ONRR will include or summarize each comment in 
its 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 ONRR in your comment to 
withhold your personal identifying information from public review, ONRR 
cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.
    Abstract: (a) General Information: For the benefit of all 
Americans, ONRR collects, accounts for, and verifies natural resource 
and energy revenues due to States, American Indians, and the U.S. 
Treasury. See U.S. Department of the Interior Departmental Manual, 112 
DM 34.3 (Sept. 9, 2020). ONRR's various functions include working in 
partnership with Indian Tribes and States to conduct audits and 
reviews. Id. at 34.4(D). For this purpose, ONRR enters into cooperative 
agreements with States and Indian Tribes that seek to perform royalty 
audits pursuant to 30 U.S.C. 196 and 1732, and reviews and approves 
delegation proposals from States that seek to perform royalty 
management functions pursuant to 30 U.S.C. 196 and 1735.
    (b) Information Collections: This ICR covers the paperwork 
requirements under 30 CFR parts 1227, 1228, and 1229. This collection 
of information is necessary in order for ONRR to approve States and 
Indian Tribes to conduct audits and related investigations of Federal 
and Indian oil, gas, coal, other solid minerals, and geothermal royalty 
revenues from Federal and Tribal leased lands. ONRR uses the 
information collected to: (1) review and approve a delegation proposal 
from a State seeking to perform royalty management functions, and (2) 
prepare a cooperative agreement with a State or Indian Tribe seeking to 
perform royalty audits. The requirements of 30 CFR parts 1227, 1228, 
and 1229 are:
    (1) 30 CFR part 1227--Delegation to States. Part 1227 governs the 
delegation of certain Federal royalty management functions to a State 
under 30 U.S.C. 1735, for Federal oil and gas leases covering Federal 
lands within the State. This part also governs the delegation of audit 
and investigative functions to a State for Federal geothermal leases or 
solid mineral leases covering Federal lands within the State (30 U.S.C. 
196), or leases covering lands offshore of the State subject to section 
8(g) of the OCSLA (43 U.S.C. 1337(g)). To be considered for such 
delegation, a State must submit a written proposal to ONRR, which ONRR 
must approve. Following the delegation process, 30 CFR part 1227 
outlines State responsibilities, compensation, performance reviews, and 
the process for terminating a delegation.
    (2) 30 CFR part 1228--Cooperative Activities with States and Indian 
Tribes. FOGRMA (30 U.S.C. 1732) authorizes the Secretary of the 
Interior (``Secretary'') to enter into a cooperative agreement with a 
State or Indian Tribe to share oil and gas royalty management 
information, and to carry out inspection, audit, investigation, and 
enforcement activities on Federal and Indian lands. Federal 
regulations, at 30 CFR part 1228, implement this provision and set 
forth the requirements and procedures for entering into a cooperative 
agreement, the terms of such agreement, and subsequent responsibilities 
that must be carried out under the cooperative agreement. To enter into 
a cooperative agreement, a State or Indian Tribe must submit a written 
proposal to ONRR. The proposal must outline the activities that the 
State or Indian Tribe will undertake and must present evidence that the 
State or Indian Tribe can meet the standards of the Secretary to 
conduct these activities. The State or Indian Tribe also must submit an 
annual work plan and budget, as well as quarterly reimbursement 
vouchers.
    (3) 30 CFR part 1229--Delegation to States. Part 1229 governs 
delegations to a State to conduct audits and related investigations for 
Federal lands within the State, and for Indian lands for which the 
State has received permission from the respective Indian Tribe or 
allottees to carry out audit activities delegated to the State under 30 
U.S.C. 1735. 30 CFR 1229.4. Under Part 1229, the State must receive the 
Secretary's delegation of authority and submit annual audit work plans 
detailing its audits and related investigations, annual budgets, and 
quarterly reimbursement vouchers. The State also must maintain records.
    Title of Collection: 30 CFR parts 1227, 1228, and 1229, Delegated 
and Cooperative Activities with States and Indian Tribes.
    OMB Control Number: 1012-0003.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Type of Review: Renewal of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: States and Indian Tribes.

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    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 9 States and 6 Indian 
respondents.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 210.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 75.50 hrs.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 16,697 hours.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: Based on the functions performed, 
responses are monthly, quarterly, annually, on occasion, and varied.
    Total Estimated Annual Non-Hour Burden Cost: ONRR 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 PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.).

Kimbra G. Davis,
Director, Office of Natural Resources Revenue.
[FR Doc. 2021-21894 Filed 10-7-21; 8:45 am]
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