[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 181 (Tuesday, September 18, 2012)]
[Pages 57578-57579]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22937]



Bureau of Land Management

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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 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) previously 
approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control 
number 1004-0165.

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 October 
18, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Please submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior (OMB 1004-0165), Office of 
Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
fax 202-395-5806, or by electronic mail at [email protected]. 
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: [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. You may also review the information 
collection request online at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

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 
(see 5 CFR 1320.8(d) and 1320.12(a)).
    As required at 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the BLM published a 60-day notice 
in the Federal Register on June 18, 2012 (77 FR 36290), and the comment 
period ended August 17, 2012. The BLM received no comments. The BLM now 
requests comments on the following subjects:

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    1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper functioning of the BLM and other collecting agencies, 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;
    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 1004-0165 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: 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 BLM, 
National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of 
Reclamation. These agencies collect information from parties who are 
knowledgeable about caves, in order to update a list of significant 
caves that are under the jurisdiction of the agencies listed above. 
They also process requests for confidential information regarding 
significant caves. The information collected enables the agencies to 
comply with the Federal Cave Resources Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 4301-
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or maintain benefits.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents Annually: 100 
individuals and households.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden Annually: 
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:

                               A.                                       B.              C.              D.
Type of response                                                       Number of        Time per     Total hours
                                                                       responses        response     (Column B x
                                                                                                       Column C)
Cave Nomination.................................................              90              12            1080
Request for Confidential Cave Information.......................              10               1              10
    Totals......................................................             100  ..............            1090

Jean Sonneman,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land Management.
[FR Doc. 2012-22937 Filed 9-17-12; 8:45 am]