[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 198 (Friday, October 12, 2012)]
[Pages 62255-62256]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25177]



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 applicants for 
land for recreation or public purposes. The Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity, 
and assigned it control number 1004-0012.

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 
November 13, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Please submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior (OMB 1004-0012), 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: 1004-0012'' regardless of the form of your 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Holdren, at 202-912-7335. 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. Holdren. 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

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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 13, 2012 (77 FR 35421), and the comment 
period ended August 13, 2012. The BLM received two comments. Neither 
comment addressed, or was germane to, this information collection. 
Therefore, the BLM has not changed the collection in response to either 
    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;
    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 1004-0012 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: Application for Land for Recreation or Public Purposes (43 
CFR 2740 and 2912).
     Form 2740-1, Application for Land for Recreation or Public 
    OMB Control Number: 1004-0012.
    Abstract: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) uses the information 
collection to decide whether or not to lease or sell certain public 
lands to applicants under the Recreation and Purposes Act, 43 U.S.C. 
869 to 869-4. The Act authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to lease 
or sell, for recreational or public purposes, certain public lands to 
State, Territory, county, and local governments; nonprofit 
corporations; and nonprofit associations.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents Annually: 21 State, 
Territory, country and local governments; 1 nonprofit association; and 
1 nonprofit corporation.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden Annually: 920 
hours (40 hours per application).
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden 
Annually: $2,300 ($100 per application).

Jean Sonneman,
Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-25177 Filed 10-11-12; 8:45 am]