[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 188 (Thursday, September 27, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59415-59416]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23811]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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Renewal of Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: 60-day notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of 
Land Management (BLM) is announcing its intention to request approval 
to continue the collection of information regarding leases of solid 
minerals other than coal and oil shale. The Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0121 to this information 
collection.

DATES: Please submit comments on the proposed information collection by 
November 26, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by 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: 1004-0121'' regardless of the form of your 
comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vince Vogt, at 202-912-7125. Persons 
who use a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD) may call the 
Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, to leave a 
message for Mr. Vogt.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, which 
implement provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-
3521, require that interested members of the public and affected 
agencies be given an opportunity to comment on information

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collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8 (d) and 
1320.12(a)). This notice identifies an information collection that the 
BLM plans to submit to OMB for approval. The Paperwork Reduction Act 
provides 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.
    The BLM will request a 3-year term of approval for this information 
collection activity. Comments are invited on: (1) The need for the 
collection of information for the performance of the functions of the 
agency; (2) the accuracy of the agency's burden estimates; (3) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; 
and (4) ways to minimize the information collection burden on 
respondents, such as use of automated means of collection of the 
information. A summary of the public comments will accompany our 
submission of the information collection requests to OMB.
    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.
    The following information is provided for the information 
collection:
    Title: Leasing of Solid Minerals Other Than Coal and Oil Shale (43 
CFR Parts 3500, 3580, and 3590).
    OMB Control Number: 1004-0121.
    Abstract: This control number enables the BLM to fulfill its 
responsibilities regarding prospecting permits, exploration licenses, 
leases, the exchange of leases, use permits, and the regulation of 
mining activities for solid minerals other than coal or oil shale. The 
information activities currently approved under control number 1004-
0121 include requirements that an applicant, a permittee or a lessee 
submit information that enables the BLM to:
     Determine if applicants, permittees, and lessees meet 
qualification criteria;
     Assure compliance with various other legal requirements 
relating to the leasing of solid minerals other than coal or oil shale;
     Gather data needed to determine the environmental impacts 
of developing solid leasable minerals other than coal or oil shale;
     Maintain accurate leasing records; and
     Oversee and manage the leasing of solid minerals other 
than coal or oil shale.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Description of Respondents: Applicants for, and holders of, the 
following items in connection with solid minerals other than coal or 
oil shale:
     Prospecting permits;
     Exploration licenses;
     Leases; and
     Use permits.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 473.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 16,346.

Jean Sonneman,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land Management.
[FR Doc. 2012-23811 Filed 9-26-12; 8:45 am]
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