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Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; this notice announces the intentions of the Bureau of Reclamation to seek extension of the information collection for the Lower Colorado River Well Inventory. The current OMB approval expires on January 31, 2006.

DATES:

Comments on this notice must be received by September 26, 2005.

ADDRESSES:

To obtain copies of the information collection form and to submit comments on this information collection contact: Mr. Jeffrey Addiego, Boulder Canyon Operations Office, PO Box 61470, Boulder City, NV 89006-1470; or e-mail at JAddiego@lc.usbr.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Jeffrey Addiego, 702-293-8525.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of Reclamation, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of Reclamation's estimated burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and sugestions submitted within 60 days of this publication.

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 of Start Printed Page 43451organizations or businesses, available for public disclosure in their entirety.

Title: Lower Colorado River Well Inventory.

OMB No.: OMB No. 1006-0014.

Abstract: The Secretary of the Interior is responsible for accounting for all diversions of mainstream Colorado River water along the lower Colorado River, and for assuring that all Colorado River water use is in accordance with a water use entitlement. This requires an inventory of wells and river pumps along the lower Colorado River, and the gathering of specific information concerning these wells.

Description of respondents: All diversions of mainstream Colorado River water along the lower Colorado River must be accounted for in accordance with a water use contract with the Secretary of the Interior for non-Indian water uses, or accounted for in compliance with a Secretarial reserved right or decreed water right for federal reservations. This will affect every well and river-pump owner and operator along the lower Colorado River in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Each diverter (including well pumpers) must be identified and their diversion locations and water use determined.

Frequency: These data will be collected only once for each well or river-pump owner or operator as long as changes in water use, or other changes that would impact contractual or administrative requirements, are not made.

Estimated completion time: An average of 20 minutes is required for Reclamation to interview individual well and river-pump owners or operators. Reclamation will use the information collected during these interviews to complete the information collection form.

Annual responses: 1,500.

Annual burden hours: 500 hours.

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Dated: July 15, 2005.

Ruth M. Thayer,

Acting Area Manager.

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[FR Doc. 05-14804 Filed 7-26-05; 8:45 am]

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