[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 46 (Friday, March 8, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15040-15041]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05451]


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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) invites public comments on, and plans to request 
approval to continue, the collection of information that assists the 
BLM in preventing unnecessary or undue degradation of public lands by 
operations authorized by the mining laws, and in obtaining financial 
guarantees for the reclamation of public lands. The Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0194 to 
this information collection.

DATES: Please submit comments on the proposed information collection by 
May 7, 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: 1004-0194'' regardless of the form of your 
comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Merrill, at 202-912-7044. 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. 
Merrill.

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: Surface Management Activities under the General Mining Law 
(43 CFR subpart 3809).
    Forms:
     Form 3809-1, Surface Management Surety Bond;
     Form 3809-2, Surface Management Personal Bond;
     Form 3809-4, Bond Rider Extending Coverage of Bond to 
Assume Liabilities for Operations Conducted by Parties Other Than the 
Principal;
     Form 3809-4a, Surface Management Personal Bond Rider; and
     Form 3809-5, Notification of Change of Operator and 
Assumption of Past Liability.
    OMB Control Number: 1004-0194.
    Abstract: This collection of information enables the BLM to 
determine whether operators and mining claimants are meeting their 
responsibility to prevent unnecessary or undue degradation while 
conducting exploration and mining activities on public lands under the 
mining laws, including the General Mining Law (30 U.S.C. 22-54). It 
also assists the BLM in obtaining financial guarantees for the 
reclamation of public lands. This collection of information is found at 
43 CFR subpart 3809 and in the forms listed above.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Description of Respondents: Operators and mining claimants.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 1,495.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 183,808.
    Estimated Annual Non-Hour Burden: $4,780 for notarizing Forms 3809-
2 and 3809-4a.
    The estimated annual burdens for this collection are itemized in 
the following table:

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                              Estimated Annual Burdens for Control Number 1004-0194
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                               A.                                       B.              C.              D.
Type of Response and 43 CFR Citation                                   Number of       Hours per     Total hours
                                                                       responses        response     (Column B x
                                                                                                       Column C)
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Initial or Extended Plan of Operations (3809.11)................              49             320          15,680
Data for EIS (3809.401(c))......................................               5           4,960          24,800
Data for Standard EA (3809.401(c))..............................              15             890          13,350
Data for Simple Exploration EA (3809.401(c))....................              29             320           9,280
Modification of Plan of Operations (3809.430 and 3809.431)......             107             320          34,240
Data for EIS (3809.432(a) and 3809.401(c))......................               2           4,960           9,920
Data for Standard EA (3809.432(a) and 3809.401(c))..............              35             890          31,150
Data for Simple Exploration EA (3809.432(a) and 3809.401(c))....              70             320          22,400
Notice of Operations (3809.21)..................................             396              32          12,672
Modification of Notice of Operations (3809.330).................             167              32           5,344
Extension of Notice of Operations (3809.333)....................             140               1             140
Surface Management Surety Bond, Form 3809-1 (3809.500)..........              28               8             224
Surface Management Personal Bond, Form 3809-2 (3809.500)........             170               8           1,360
Bond Rider Extending Coverage of Bond, Form 3809-4 (3809.500)...              25               8             200
Surface Management Personal Bond Rider, Form 3809-4a (3809.500).              69               8             552
Notification of Change of Operator and Assumption of Past                     52               8             416
 Liability, Form 3809-5 (3809.116)..............................
Notice of State Demand Against Financial Guarantee (3809.573)...               1               8               8
Request for BLM Acceptance of Replacement Financial Instrument                13               8             104
 (3809.581).....................................................
Request for Reduction in Financial Guarantee and/or BLM Approval              78               8             624
 of Adequacy of Reclamation (3809.590)..........................
Response to Notice of Forfeiture of Financial Guarantee                       13               8             104
 (3809.596).....................................................
Appeals to the State Director (3809.800)........................              30              40           1,200
Federal/State Agreements (3809.200).............................               1              40              40
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    1Totals.....................................................           1,495  ..............         183,808
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Jean Sonneman,
Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-05451 Filed 3-7-13; 8:45 am]
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