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Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.


Notice and request for comments.


In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) intends to seek approval of the following proposed new information collection form LS-924 entitled Summary of Water Requirements for Crops on Eligible Land. Before submitting the information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget for approval, Reclamation is soliciting comments on specific aspects of that form.


Comments on this notice must be received by March 11, 2002.


Address all comments concerning this notice to Bureau of Reclamation, Northern California Area Office, Attention: Donald A. Bultema, PO Box 988, Willows, California 95988.

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For further information or a copy of the proposed collection of information form, contact Rita F. Hoofard at (530) 934-7069.

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Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of Reclamation's functions, including whether the information will have practical use; (b) the accuracy of Reclamation's estimated time and cost burdens of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, use, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including increased use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication.

Title: Summary of Water Requirements for Crops on Eligible Land.

Abstract: Reclamation developed Form LS-924, Summary of Water Requirements for Crops Grown on Eligible Land, to facilitate and standardize the submission of data from the Sacramento River settlement contractors that divert water from Sacramento River sources. The information requested is required to ensure the proper implementation of 43 CFR 426.15 and the commingling provisions in the Sacramento River settlement contracts.

Description of respondents: There are approximately 44 Sacramento River settlement contractors (individuals/districts) that are required to file Form LS-924 for the purpose of contract administration.

Frequency: Annually.

Estimated completion time: An average of 60 minutes per respondent.

Annual responses: 44 respondents.

Annual burden hours: 44.

Public Comments

Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home address from public disclosure, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There also may be circumstances in which we would withhold a respondent's identity from public disclosure, as allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public disclosure in their entirety.

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Dated: December 7, 2001.

Murlin H. Coffey,

Manager, Property and Office Services.

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