[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 119 (Wednesday, June 20, 2012)]
[Page 36983]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15046]



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

June 14, 2012.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments 
regarding (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy 
of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques 
and other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Desk 
Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC, OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental 
Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-
7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured 
of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this 
notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling 
(202) 720-8681.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information 
unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB 
control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to 
respond to the collection of information that such persons are not 
required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.

Forest Service

    Title: Grazing Permit Administration Forms.
    OMB Control Number: 0596-0003.
    Summary of Collection: Domestic livestock grazing occurs on 
approximately 92 million acres of National Forest Service (NFS) lands. 
This grazing is subject to authorization and administrative oversight 
by the Forest Service (FS). The information is required for the 
issuance and administration of grazing permits, including fee 
collections, on NFS land as authorized by the Federal Land Policy and 
Management Act of 1976, as amended, and subsequent Secretary of 
Agriculture Regulation 5 U.S.C. 301, 36 CFR part 222, subparts A and C. 
The bills for collection of grazing fees are based on the number of 
domestic livestock grazed on national forest lands and are a direct 
result of issuance of the grazing permit. Information must be collected 
on an individual basis and is collected through the permit issuance and 
administration process. FS will collect information using several 
    Need and Use of the Information: FS will collect information on the 
ownership or control of livestock and base ranch property and the need 
for additional grazing to round out year long ranching operations. FS 
uses the information collected in administering the grazing use program 
on NFS land. If information were not collected it would be impossible 
for the agency to administer a grazing use program in accordance with 
the statutes and regulations.
    Description of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for-profit; 
Individuals or households.
    Number of Respondents: 1,320.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually; Other (as needed 
    Total Burden Hours: 516.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-15046 Filed 6-19-12; 8:45 am]