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OMB Approval Number 1004-0187; 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 a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) to extend the currently approved information collection listed below. On August 7, 2002, the BLM published a notice in the Federal Register (67 FR 51291) requesting comment on this information collection. The comment period ended on October 7, 2002. 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 (1004-0187), 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 the 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; and

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

Title: Social Security Number/Taxpayer Identification Number Request.

OMB Approval Number: 1004-0187.

Bureau Form Number: 1372-6.

Abstract: We require the information to identify individuals or entity who do business with the BLM and to determine debt collection. We also collect this information for use by the Treasury Department to collect debts from individuals or entities who are 180 days or more late in payments owed the Federal Government.

Frequency: Once.

Description of Respondents: Those entities who do business with BLM which include licensees, permittees, lessees, and contract holders. Individuals who pay one-time recreation fees are not affected.

Estimated Completion Time: 1 minute.

Annual Responses: 5,000.

Application Fee Per Response: $0.

Annual Burden Hours: 83.

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

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Dated: October 18, 2002.

Michael H. Schwartz,

Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-27676 Filed 10-30-02; 8:45 am]