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OMB Approval Number 1004-0189; 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 an extension of a currently approved collection to collect the information listed below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). On August 9, 2001, the BLM published a notice in the Federal Register (66 FR 41882) requesting comment on the proposed collection. The comment period ended on October 9, 2001. BLM received no comments. You may obtain copies of the collection of information and related forms and explanatory material by contacting the BLM Information Collection Clearance Officer at the telephone number listed below.

The OMB must 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 (1004-0189), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Washington, DC 20503. Please provide a copy of your comments to the Bureau Information Collection Clearance Officer (WO-630), Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States Office, 7450 Boston Blvd., Springfield, Virginia 22153.

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 BLM, including whether the information will have practical utility;

2. The accuracy of BLM's estimate of the burden of collecting the information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

3. The quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; andStart Printed Page 56580

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

Title: Application for Transportation and Utility Systems and Facilities on Federal Lands, Standard Form 299.

OMB Approval Number: 1004-0189.

Bureau Form Number: SF-299.

Abstract: We use the information we collect to issue rights-of-way grants to use a specific piece of the public lands for certain projects, such as roads, pipelines, transmission lines, and communication sites.

Frequency: Once.

Description of Respondents: Individuals, partnerships, corporations, associations or other business entity and any Federal, State or local governmental entity including municipal corporations seeking to obtain a rights-of-way grant.

Estimated Completion Time: 25 hours.

Annual Responses: 5,066.

Average Application Fee Per Response: $368.

Annual Burden Hours: 126,650.

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

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Dated: July 4, 2002.

Michael H. Schwartz,

Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-22518 Filed 9-3-02; 8:45 am]