[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 41 (Friday, March 1, 2013)]
[Pages 13886-13887]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04754]



U.S. Geological Survey


Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for the 
Production Estimate (2 Forms)

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of an extension of a currently approved information 
collection (1028-0065).


SUMMARY: We (the USGS) will ask the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) to approve the information collection request (ICR) described 
below. This collection consists of 2 forms. The collection is a 
revision with a title change because it includes the previous transfer 
of USGS Form 9-4142-Q to Information Collection 1028-0062. As required 
by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our 
continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite 
the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity 
to comment on this ICR. This collection is scheduled to expire on July 
31, 2013.

DATES: To ensure that your comments on this IC are considered, we must 
receive them on or before April 30, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Please submit a copy of your comments to the Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise 
Valley Drive, Mail Stop 807, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); 703-648-7199 
(fax); or [email protected] (email). Reference Information Collection 
1028-0065 in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shonta E. Osborne at 703-648-7960 
(telephone); [email protected] (email); or by mail at U.S. Geological 
Survey, 985 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 


I. Abstract

    This collection is needed to provide data on mineral production for 
annual reports published by commodity for use by Government agencies, 
Congressional offices, educational institutions, research 
organizations, financial institutions, consulting firms, industry, 
academia, and the general public. This information will be published in 
the ``Mineral Commodity Summaries,'' the first preliminary publication 
to furnish estimates covering the previous year's nonfuel mineral 

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1028-0065.
    Form Numbers: 9-4042-A and 9-4124-A.
    Title: Production Estimate.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Private sector: U.S. nonfuel minerals producers.
    Respondent Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,614.
    Annual Burden Hours: 403 hours. We expect to receive 1,614 annual 
responses. We estimate an average of 15 minutes per response.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: We 
have not identified any ``non-hour cost'' burdens associated with this 
collection of information.
    Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) 
provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number and 
current expiration date.

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III. Request for Comments

    Comments: We are soliciting comments as to: (a) Whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to 
perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) 
the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden time to the 
proposed collection of information; (c) how to enhance the quality, 
usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) how 
to minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology. Please note that the comments submitted in response to this 
notice are a matter of public record. 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 we will be able to do so.

John H. DeYoung, Jr.,
Director, National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey.
[FR Doc. 2013-04754 Filed 2-28-13; 8:45 am]