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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 sent a request to extend the current information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). On July 11, 2002, the BLM published a notice in the Federal Register (67 FR 45987) requesting comment on this information collection. The comment period ended on September 9, 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 directed within 30 days to the Office of Management and Budget, Interior Department Desk Officer (1004-0029), at OMB-OIRA via facsimile to (202) 395-6566 or e-mail to 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 to the BLM, including whether the information will have practical utility;

2. The accuracy of our estimates of the information collection burden, including the validity of the methodology and assumption we use;

3. Ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information we collect; and

4. Ways to minimize the information collection burden on those who are to Start Printed Page 49519respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other forms of information technology.

Title: Color-of-Title: Conveyance Affecting Color or Claim of Title (43 CFR 2540).

OMB Approval Number: 1004-0029.

Bureau Form Number: 2540-1.

Abstract: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) collects and uses the information to determine if an applicant meets the statutory requirements to the Color of Title Act and regulations. Any applicant who satisfied all requirements for a claim will receive a patent conveying clear title to the lands upon payment of the sale price of the lands.

Frequency: Once.

Description of Respondents: Individuals, groups, or corporations.

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour.

Annual Responses: 11.

Application Fee Per Response: $10.00.

Annual Burden Hours: 11.

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

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Dated: July 23, 2003.

Michael H. Schwartz,

Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-21028 Filed 8-15-03; 3:45 am]