[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 87 (Friday, May 4, 2012)]
[Pages 26571-26572]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10794]



Bureau of Land Management


Renewal of Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: 30-Day Notice and Request for Comments.


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 from owners of surface 
estates who apply for underlying Federally-owned mineral estates. The 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this 
information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004-

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 June 4, 

ADDRESSES: Please submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior (OMB 1004-0153), 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: 1004-0153'' regardless of the form of your 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marilyn A. Roth, at 202-912-7345. 
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 Ms. Roth.
    You may also review the information collection request online at: 

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.
    As required at 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the BLM published a 60-day notice 
in the Federal Register on February 6, 2012 (77 FR 5832), and the 
comment period ended April 6, 2012. The BLM received no comments.
    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;

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    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 1004-0153 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.
    The following information is provided for the information 
    Title: Conveyance of Federally-Owned Mineral Interests (43 CFR part 
    Form: None.
    OMB Control Number: 1004-0153.
    Abstract: The respondents in this information collection are owners 
of surface estates who apply for underlying Federally-owned mineral 
estates. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) needs to conduct the 
information collection to determine if the applicants are eligible to 
receive title to the Federally-owned minerals lying beneath their 
lands. When certain specific conditions have been met, the United 
States will convey legal title to the Federally-owned minerals to the 
owner of the surface estate.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 24 annually.
    Description of Respondents: Owners of surface estates who apply for 
underlying Federally-owned mineral estates.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: 240 hours 
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: 
$1,200 annually.

Jean Sonneman,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land Management.
[FR Doc. 2012-10794 Filed 5-3-12; 8:45 am]