The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has sent a request to extend the current information collection to the Office of Management and Budget Start Printed Page 39953(OMB) under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). On March 7, 2003, the BLM published a notice in the Federal Register (68 FR 11125) requesting comment on this information collection. The comment period ended on May 6, 2003. 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 requirements should be directed within 30 days to the Office of Management and Budget, Interior Department Desk Officer (1004-0179), at OMB-OIRA via facsimile to (202) 395-6566 or e-mail to OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. 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 our estimates of the information collection burden, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 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 respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other forms of information technology.
Title: In-Kind Crude Helium Sales Contract (43 CFR 3195).
OMB Control Number: 1004-0179.
Bureau Form Number(s): None.
Abstract: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) collects and uses the information from entities interested in purchasing and selling Federal helium. The respondents are Federal agencies and helium suppliers (contractors) who purchase major helium requirements and report to the BLM the sales information.
Frequency: Quarterly and annually.
Description of Respondents: Federal agencies and helium contractors.
Estimated Completion Time: 3 hours (1 hour for the contract and 15 minutes to 2 hours for quarterly sales information required under 43 CFR part 3195).
Annual Responses: 32.
Application Fee Per Response: 0.
Annual Burden Hours: 96.
Bureau Clearance Officer: Michael Schwartz, (202) 452-5033.Start Signature
Dated: April 30, 2004.
Michael H. Schwartz,
Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 04-14980 Filed 6-30-04; 8:45 am]
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