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Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.


Notice of data collection submission.


In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden.


Comments must be submitted on or before December 20, 2002.


Comments on this information collection should be submitted to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. A copy of your comments should also be directed to the Bureau of Reclamation, Office of Policy, Attention: Diana Trujillo, D-5300, PO Box 25007, Denver, Colorado 80225.

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For further information or a copy of the proposed collection of information form, contact Diana Trujillo at (303) 445-2914.

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Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of Start Printed Page 70092Reclamation'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.

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.

An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Reclamation will display a valid OMB control number on the form.

A Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on August 7, 2002 (67 FR 51292). Reclamation did not receive any comments on this collection of information during the comment period.

OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove this information collection, but may respond after 30 days; therefore, public comment should be submitted to OMB within 30 days in order to assure maximum consideration.

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 or organizations or businesses, available for public disclosure in their entirety.

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Wayne O. Deason,

Acting Deputy Director, Office of Policy.

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[FR Doc. 02-29410 Filed 11-19-02; 8:45 am]