[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 21 (Thursday, January 31, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6830-6831]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02102]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLWO220000.L63100000.PH0000 0113X]


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) invites public comments on its proposals to: (1) 
Request approval to continue the collection of information from persons 
who seek authorization for free use of mineral or vegetative materials; 
and (2) Use one form for vegetative materials, and a different form for 
mineral materials. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has 
assigned control number 1004-0001 to this information collection.

DATES: Please submit comments on the proposed information collection by 
April 1, 2013.

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: 1004-0001'' regardless of the form of your 
comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Bechdolt, at 202-912-7234 
(vegetative materials); or George Brown, at 202-912-7118 (mineral 
materials) Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, to leave 
a message for Mr. Bechdolt or Mr. Brown.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB regulations at 5 CFR 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 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: Free Use Application and Permit for Vegetative or Mineral 
Materials (43 CFR Parts 3600, 3620, and 5510).
    OMB Control Number: 1004-0001.
    Summary: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) collects information 
from respondents for free use permits for vegetative or mineral 
materials in

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order to: (1) Determine whether the applicant is eligible for free use, 
(2) Determine whether the vegetative or mineral materials at issue 
qualify for free use; (3) Determine whether free use is consistent with 
pertinent land use plans and authorities; and; (4) Monitor the 
authorized removal and uses of vegetative and mineral materials to 
ensure sustainable resource management and verify that the actual use 
is consistent with the authorization. At present, the BLM uses the same 
form for free use of both vegetative and mineral materials. In this 
request, the BLM seeks approval to use one form for vegetative 
materials, and a different form for mineral materials.
    Frequency of Collection On occasion.
    Proposed Forms:
     Form 3604-1, Free Use Application and Permit For Mineral 
Materials; and
     Form 5510-1, Free Use Application and Permit for 
Vegetative Materials.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals seeking authorization for 
free use of mineral or vegetative materials.
    Estimated Annual Responses:
     160 mineral materials applications; and
     250 vegetative material applications.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours:
     120 burden hours for mineral materials; and
     125 burden hours for vegetative materials.
    Estimated Annual Non-Hour Costs: None.
    The estimated annual burdens of this collection are itemized below:

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                                                                                                  D. Total hours
                       A. Type of response                         B. Number of    C. Hours per     (Column B x
                                                                     responses       response        Column C)
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Form 5510-1, Free Use Application and Permit For Vegetative                  250            0.50             125
 Materials......................................................
Form 3604-1, Free Use Application and Permit For Mineral                     160            0.75             120
 Materials......................................................
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    Totals......................................................             410  ..............             245
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Jean Sonneman,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land Management.
[FR Doc. 2013-02102 Filed 1-30-13; 8:45 am]
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