[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 117 (Monday, June 18, 2012)]
[Pages 36290-36291]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-14675]



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.


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 is necessary 
to implement two provisions of the Federal Cave Resources Protection 
Act--one which requires Federal agencies to consult with interested 
parties to develop a listing of significant caves, and another under 
which Federal and State governmental agencies and bona fide educational 
and research institutions may request confidential information 
regarding significant caves. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
has assigned control number 1004-0165 to this information collection.

DATES: Submit comments on the proposed information collection by August 
17, 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: [email protected].
    Please indicate ``Attn: 1004-0165'' regardless of the form of your 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Goodbar, at 575-234-5929. 
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. Goodbar.

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.
    The following information is provided for the information 
    Title: Cave Management: Cave Nominations and Confidential 
Information (43 CFR Part 37).
    Forms: None.
    OMB Control Number: 1004-0165.
    Abstract: The information covered in this Information Collection 
Request applies to caves on Federal lands administered by the Bureau of 
Land Management (BLM), National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, and Bureau of Reclamation. The BLM collects information from 
appropriate private sector interests, including ``cavers,'' in order to 
update a list of significant caves that are under the jurisdiction of 
the agencies listed above. The BLM also processes requests for

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confidential information regarding significant caves. The information 
collected enables the BLM to comply with the Federal Cave Resources 
Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 4301-4310).
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: 100 individuals 
and households.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: 1090 hours.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: 
    The following table details the individual components and 
respective hour burdens of this information collection request:

                                                                   B.  Number of   C.  Time per      D.  Total
                      A.  Type of response                           responses       response     hours  (B x C)
Cave Nomination.................................................              90              12           1,080
Request for Confidential Cave Information.......................              10               1              10
        Totals..................................................             100  ..............           1,090

    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other person identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your person 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.

Jean Sonneman,
Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-14675 Filed 6-15-12; 8:45 am]