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Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension.

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) intends to submit for approval the following extension of a currently approved information collection: Right-of-Use Application. Before submitting the information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget for approval, Reclamation is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information collection.

DATES:

Comments on this notice must be received by October 7, 2002.

ADDRESSES:

Address all comments concerning this notice to the Bureau of Reclamation, Office of Policy, Attention: Gene Munson (D-5200), PO Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225-0007.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Gene Munson, 303-445-2898.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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: Right-of-Use Application.

OMB No.: 1006-0003.

Abstract: Reclamation is responsible for over 8 million acres of land in the 17 western States. Parties wishing to use any of that land must submit a Right-of-Use application. Reclamation will review the application and determine whether the granting of the right-of-use is compatible with the present or future uses of the land. After preliminary review of the application, the applicant will be advised of the estimated administrative costs for processing the application. In addition to the administrative costs, the applicant will also be required to pay a land use fee based on the fair market value for such land use, as determined by Reclamation. If the Right-of-Use application is for a bridge, building, or other type of major structure, Reclamation may require that all plans and specifications be signed and sealed by a professional engineer licensed by the State where the work is proposed. Linear facilities such as roads, pipelines, and transmission lines require a centerline survey defining the limits of the requested right-of-use.

Description of respondents: Individuals, corporations, companies, and State and local entities that desire to use Reclamation lands.

Frequency: Each time a Right of Use is requested.

Estimated completion time: An average of 2 hours per respondent.

Annual responses: 500 respondents.

Annual burden hours: 1,000.

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: July 23, 2002.

Elizabeth Cordova-Harrison,

Deputy Director, Office of Policy.

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[FR Doc. 02-19901 Filed 8-6-02; 8:45 am]

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