[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 199 (Monday, October 15, 2012)]
[Pages 62524-62525]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25287]



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 a 
land patent under the Color-of-Title Act. The Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity, 
and assigned it control number 1004-0029.

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 14, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Please submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior (OMB 1004-0029), Office of 
Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
fax 202-395-5806, or by electronic mail at oira_docket@omb.eop.gov. 
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: Jean_Sonneman@blm.gov.
    Please indicate ``Attn: 1004-0029'' 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 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 35420), and the comment 
period ended August 13, 2012. The BLM received no comments. 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 1004-0029 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: Color-of-Title Application (43 CFR Subparts 2540 and 2541).
     Form 2540-1, Color-of-Title Application;
     Form 2540-2, Color-of-Title Conveyances Affecting Color or 
Claim of Title; and
     Form 2540-3, Color-of-Title Tax Levy and Payment Record.
    OMB Control Number: 1004-0029.
    Abstract: The Color-of-Title Act (43 U.S.C. 1068, 1068a, and 1068b) 
provides for the issuance of a land patent to a tract of public land of 
up to 160 acres, where the claimant shows peaceful, adverse possession 
of the tract in good faith for more than 20 years, as well as 
sufficient improvement or cultivation of the land. The information 
covered in this submission enables the BLM to determine whether or not 
such a claimant has made a showing that is sufficient under the 
pertinent statutory and regulatory criteria.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents Annually: 8 
individuals, 1 group, and 1 association, which seek title to public 
land on the basis of adverse possession.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden Annually: 30 
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: 
    The following table details the individual components and 
respective hour burdens of this information collection request:

                                                                                                  D. Total hours
                       A. Type of response                         B. Number of    C. Hours per     (Column B x
                                                                     responses       response        Column C)
Color-of-Title Application/Individuals..........................               8               3              24
Color-of-Title Application/Groups...............................               1               3               3
Color-of-Title Application/Corporations.........................               1               3               3
    Totals......................................................              10  ..............              30

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Jean Sonneman,
Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-25287 Filed 10-12-12; 8:45 am]