[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 21 (Thursday, January 31, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6831-6832]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02101]


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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: 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) to continue the collection of information regarding leases of 
solid minerals other than coal and oil shale. The Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection 
activity, and assigned it control number 1004-0121.

DATES: The OMB is required to respond to this information collection 
request within 60 days but may respond after 30 days. For maximum 
consideration, written comments should be received on or before March 
4, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Please submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior (OMB 1004-0121), Office of 
Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
fax 202-395-5806, or by electronic mail at OIRA_submission@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: 1004-0121'' 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. 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. 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)).
    As required at 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the BLM published a 60-day notice 
in the Federal Register on September 27, 2012 (77 FR 59415), and the 
comment period ended November 26, 2012. The BLM received one comment in 
response to this from the public in response to this notice. The 
comment neither addressed, nor was germane to, this information 
collection. Therefore, the BLM has not changed the collection in 
response to the comment.
    The BLM now requests comments on the following subjects:
    1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper functioning of the BLM, including whether the information will 
have practical utility;
    2. The accuracy of the BLM's estimate of the burden of collecting 
the information, including the validity of the methodology and 
assumptions used;
    3. The quality, utility and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and
    4. How to minimize the information collection burden on those who 
are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other forms of information technology.
    Please send comments as directed under ADDRESSES and DATES. Please 
refer to OMB control number 1004-0121 in your correspondence. 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.

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    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.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden 
Annually: $562,915 in fixed and case-by-case document processing fees.

Jean Sonneman,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land Management.
[FR Doc. 2013-02101 Filed 1-30-13; 8:45 am]
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