[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 209 (Monday, October 29, 2012)]
[Page 65531]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26479]

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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

October 23, 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, [email protected] 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: Special Use Administration.
    OMB Control Number: 0596-0082.
    Summary of Collection: Several statutes authorize the Forest 
Service (FS) to issue and administer authorizations for use and 
occupancy of National Forest System (NFS) lands and require the 
collection of information from the public for those purposes including 
Title 5 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 
Pub. L. 94-579), the Organic Administration Act of 1897, (16 U.S.C. 
551); the National Forest Ski Area Permit Act (16 U.S.C. 497b); section 
28 of the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 185); the National Forest 
Roads and Trails Act (FRTA, 16 U.S.C. 532-538); section 7 of the 
Granger-Thye Act (16 U.S.C. 480d); the Act of May 20, 2000 (16 U.S.C. 
460/-6d); and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (16 U.S.C. 
6801-6814). Forest Service regulations implementing these authorities, 
found at Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 251, Subpart B 
(36 CFR 251, Subpart B), contain information collection requirements, 
including submission of applications, execution of forms, and 
imposition of terms and conditions that entail information collection 
requirements, such as the requirement to submit annual financial 
information; to prepare and update an operating plan; to prepare and 
update a maintenance plan; and to submit compliance reports and 
information updates.
    The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of 
Reclamation along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are authorized 
under their own various statutes to collect information using the SF-
    Need and Use of the Information: The information collected is 
evaluated by the FS and DOI to ensure that authorized uses of NFS lands 
are in the public interest and are compatible with each Department's 
agency missions. The information helps each agency identify 
environmental and social impacts of special uses for purposes of 
compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and program 
administration. There are six categories of information collected: (1) 
Information required from proponents and applicants to evaluate 
proposals and applications to use or occupy NFS lands; (2) information 
required from applicants to complete special use authorizations; (3) 
annual financial information required from holders to determine land 
use fees; (4) information required from holders to prepare and update 
operating plans; (5) information required from holders to prepare and 
update maintenance plans; and (6) information required from holders to 
complete compliance reports and information updates.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; business or 
other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; farms; Federal 
Government; State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 155,630.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 331,749.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-26479 Filed 10-26-12; 8:45 am]