[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 81 (Thursday, April 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24976-24978]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10042]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LL WO31000.L13100000.PB0000.24 1E]


Renewal of Information Collection

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

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ACTION: 30-day notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an 
information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for a 3-year extension of OMB Control Number 1004-0162 under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act. The respondents are required to provide 
certain information in order to conduct onshore oil and gas geophysical 
exploration on lands managed by the BLM or by the U.S. Forest Service.

DATES: The OMB is required to respond to this information collection 
request within 60 days but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, you 
must submit your comments to the OMB at the address below on or before 
May 29, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Please submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior (OMB 1004-0162, Office of 
Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
fax 202-395-5806, or by electronic mail at oira_docket@omb.eop.gov. 
Please provide a copy of your comments to the BLM. You may do so via 
mail, fax, or electronic mail.
    Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 
1849 C Street NW., Room 2134LM, Attention: Jean Sonneman, Washington, 
DC 20240.
    Fax: to Jean Sonneman at 202-245-0050.
    Electronic mail: Jean_Sonneman@blm.gov.
    Please indicate ``Attn: 1004-0162'' regardless of the form of your 
comments.
    Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that 
your entire comment--including your personal identifying information--
may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask in your 
comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying 
information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Gamble, Division of Fluid 
Minerals, at (202) 912-7148 (Commercial or FTS). Persons who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) on 1-800-877-8330 to leave a message 
for Ms. Gamble. You may also review the information collection request 
online at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501-
3521) and OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 provide that an agency may 
not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of 
information, you are not obligated to respond. 44 U.S.C. 3506 and 3507. 
In order to obtain and renew an OMB control number, Federal agencies 
are required to seek public comment on information collection and 
recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d) and 1320.12(a)).
    On December 13, 2011, the BLM published a 60-day notice (76 FR 
77550) requesting comments on the proposed information collection. The 
comment period ended February 13, 2012. No comments were received.
    The following information is provided for the information 
collection:
    Title: Onshore Oil and Gas Geophysical Exploration (43 CFR Part 
3150 and 36 CFR Parts 228 and 251).

Forms

     BLM Form 3110-4/FS Form 2800-16, Notice of Intent and 
Authorization to Conduct Oil and Gas Geophysical Exploration 
Operations; and
     BLM Form 3110-5/FS Form 2800-16a, Notice of Completion of 
Oil and Gas Geophysical Exploration Operations.
    OMB Control Number: 1004-0162.
    Abstract: Respondents supply information that enables the BLM and 
the U.S. Forest Service to ensure that geophysical exploration is 
conducted in a manner consistent with applicable statutes, regulations, 
land use plans, and environmental documents.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: 1,253 entities 
undertaking oil and gas geophysical exploration, i.e., activity 
relating to the search for evidence of oil and gas on lands managed by 
the BLM or the FS.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: 836 hours.
    Estimated ``Non-Hour'' Burden: $75.
    The following table details the individual components and 
respective hour burdens of this information collection request:

                                      Table 12-2--Estimates of Hour Burdens
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                   A.                                 B.                          C.                    D.
Type of response                          Number of responses.......  Time per response.........     Total hours
                                                                                                     (column B x
                                                                                                       column C)
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Notice of Intent and Request To Conduct   622.......................  1 hour....................             622
 Geophysical Exploration Operations/      (597 to BLM and 25 to FS).
 Outside Alaska.
43 CFR 3151.1...........................
BLM Form 3150-4/........................
FS Form 2800-16.........................
Notice of Intent and Request To Conduct   3.........................  1 hour....................               3
 Geophysical Exploration Operations/
 Alaska.
43 CFR 3152.1...........................
BLM Form 3150-4.........................
Notice of Completion of Geophysical       625.......................  20 minutes................             208
 Exploration Operations.                  (600 to BLM and 25 to FS).
43 CFR 3151.2 and 3152.7................
BLM Form 3150-5/........................
FS Form 2800-16a........................
Data and Information Obtained in          3.........................  1 hour....................               3
 Carrying Out Exploration Plan.
(Alaska only)...........................
43 CFR 3152.6...........................
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    Totals..............................  1,253.....................  ..........................             836
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Jean Sonneman,
Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-10042 Filed 4-25-12; 8:45 am]
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