[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 16 (Thursday, January 24, 2013)]
[Pages 5194-5195]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01401]



Bureau of Land Management

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Renewal and Revision of Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments.


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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of 
Land Management (BLM) invites public comments on, and plans to request 
approval to continue, the collection of information that enables the 
BLM to manage Federal coal resources in accordance with applicable 
statutes. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned 
control number 1004-0073 to this information collection.

DATES: Please submit comments on the proposed information collection by 
March 25, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by 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: 1004-0073'' regardless of the 
form of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bill Radden-Lesage, at 202-912-7116. 
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. Radden-Lesage.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, which 
implement provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-
3521, require that interested members of the public and affected 
agencies be given an opportunity to comment on information collection 
and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d) and 1320.12(a)). This 
notice identifies an information collection that the BLM plans to 
submit to OMB for approval. The Paperwork Reduction Act provides 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.
    The BLM will request a 3-year term of approval for this information 
collection activity. Comments are invited on: (1) The need for the 
collection of information for the performance of the functions of the 
agency; (2) the accuracy of the agency's burden estimates; (3) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; 
and (4) ways to minimize the information collection burden on 
respondents, such as use of automated means of collection of the 
information. A summary of the public comments will accompany our 
submission of the information collection requests to OMB.
    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: Coal Management (43 CFR parts 3400 through 3480).
    OMB Control Number: 1004-0073.
    Summary: This collection enables the BLM to learn the extent and 
qualities of Federal coal resources; evaluate the environmental impacts 
of coal leasing and development; determine the qualifications of 
prospective lessees to acquire and hold Federal coal leases; and ensure 
lessee compliance with applicable statutes, regulations, and lease 
terms and conditions.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
     Form 3440-1, Application and License to Mine Coal (Free 
Use); and
     Form 3400-12, Coal Lease.
    Description of Respondents:
     Applicants for, and holders of, coal exploration licenses;
     Applicants/bidders for, and holders of, coal leases;
     Applicants for, and holders of, licenses to mine coal; and
     Surface owners and State and tribal governments whose 
lands overlie coal deposits.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 2,159.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 38,809.
    Estimated Annual Non-Burden Cost: $625,883 in document processing 

Jean Sonneman,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land Management.
[FR Doc. 2013-01401 Filed 1-23-13; 8:45 am]