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OMB Approval Number 1004-0160; Information Collection Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget Under the Paperwork Reduction Act

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted the proposed collection of information listed below to the Office of Management and Budget for approval under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). On December 22, 2000, the BLM published a notice in the Federal Register (65 FR 80904) requesting comments on the collection; a correction to the notice was published January 8, 2001 (66 FR 1375). The comment period ended February 20, 2001. The BLM received no comments from the public in response to that notice. You may obtain copies of the proposed collection of information and related explanatory material by contacting the BLM Information Collection Clearance Officer at the telephone number listed below.

The OMB is required to respond to this request within 60 days but may respond after 30 days. For maximum consideration, your comments and suggestions on the requirement should be made within 30 days directly to the Office of Management and Budget, Interior Department Desk Officer (1004-0160), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Washington, DC Start Printed Page 4532420503. Please provide a copy of your comments to the BLM Information Collection Clearance Officer (WO-630) 1849 C St., NW, Mail Stop 401 LS, Washington, DC 20240.

Nature of Comments: We specifically request your comments on the following:

1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper functioning of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

2. The accuracy of our estimates of the information collection burden, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions we use;

3. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and

4. Ways to minimize the information collection burden on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Title: Geothermal Leasing Reports (43 CFR 3208).

OMB Approval Number: 1004-0160.

Abstract: BLM needs information on diligent efforts toward utilization of geothermal resources, bona fide efforts to produce geothermal resources, and/or significant expenditures of funds made on geothermal leases to comply with the provisions of the Geothermal Steam Act Amendments of 1988 (P.L. 100-443). BLM uses the information to determine if a geothermal lessee qualifies for lease extensions.

Form Number: N/A.

Frequency: On occasion; annually; every 5 years.

Description of Respondents: Individuals, small businesses, large corporations.

Estimated Completion Time: 2 hours each report.

Annual Responses: 75.

Filing Fee Per Response: 0.

Annual Burden Hours: 150.

Bureau Clearance Officer: Michael Schwartz, (202) 452-5033.

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Dated: July 11, 2001.

Michael H. Schwartz,

BLM Information Collection Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 01-21647 Filed 8-27-01; 8:45 am]