[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 121 (Friday, June 22, 2012)]
[Pages 37704-37705]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15368]



Geological Survey


Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for the 
Industrial Minerals Surveys (40 Forms)

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of a revision of a currently approved information 
collection (1028-0062).


SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we 
are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) an Information Collection Request (ICR) for 
the revision of the currently approved paperwork requirements for the 
Industrial Minerals Surveys. This collection consists of 40 forms. The 
revision includes adding USGS Form 9-4144-S; transferring USGS Form 9-
4142-Q from Information Collection 1028-0065; and modifying the 
following forms: USGS Form 9-4004-A, USGS Form 9-4027-A, and USGS Form 
9-4035-S. This notice provides the public and other Federal agencies an 
opportunity to comment on the nature of this collection which is 
scheduled to expire on June 30, 2012.

DATES: Please submit your comments on or before July 23, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Please submit written comments on this ICR to the OMB Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior via email to [email protected] or fax 
at 202-395-5806; and reference Information Collection 1028-0062 in the 
subject line. Please also submit a copy of your comments to Shari 
Baloch, Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological 
Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 807, Reston, VA 20192 
(mail); 703-648-7199 (fax); or [email protected] (email); and reference 
Information Collection 1028-0062 in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Carleen Kostick at 703-648-7940 (telephone); 
[email protected] (email); or by mail at U.S. Geological Survey, 985 
National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192. To see a 
copy of the entire ICR submitted to OMB, go to http://www.reginfo.gov 
(Information Collection Review, Currently under Review).


I. Abstract

    Respondents use these forms to supply the USGS with domestic 
production and consumption data of industrial mineral commodities, some 
of which are considered strategic and critical. This information will 
be published as chapters in Minerals Yearbook, monthly Mineral Industry 
Surveys, annual Mineral Commodity Summaries, and special publications, 
for use by Government agencies, industry, education programs, and the 
general public.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1028-0062.
    Form Number: Various (40 forms).
    Title: Industrial Minerals Surveys.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Private sector: U.S. nonfuel minerals producers 
and consumers of industrial minerals; Public sector: State and local 
    Respondent Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: Monthly, quarterly, semiannually, and 
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 20,255
    Annual Burden Hours: 13,794 hours. We expect to receive 20,255 
annual responses. We estimate an average of 10 minutes to 5 hours per 
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: We 
have not identified any ``non-hour cost'' burdens associated with this 
collection of information.

III. Request for Comments

    On February 8, 2012, we published a Federal Register Notice (77 FR 
6580) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval and 
soliciting comments. The comment period closed on April 9, 2012. We did 
not receive any public comments in response to that notice.
    We again invite comments concerning this ICR on: (a) Whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to 
perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) 
the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information; (c) how to enhance the quality, usefulness, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) how to minimize 
the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Please note that the comments submitted in response to this notice 
are a matter of public record. Before including your address, phone 

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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 
anytime. Although you can ask OMB in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that it will be done.

    Dated: June 15, 2012.
 John H. DeYoung, Jr.,
Director, National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey.
[FR Doc. 2012-15368 Filed 6-21-12; 8:45 am]