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Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0009

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requests the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend an existing approval to collect certain information from applicants who wish to acquire a land use authorization on public lands. The regulations (43 CFR part 2920) establish procedures for processing proposals for non-Federal use of public Lands. BLM will determine the validity of uses proposed by applicants from information provided on the Land Use application and Permit, (Form 2920-1).

DATES:

You must submit your comments to BLM at the appropriate address below on or before August 21, 2006. BLM will not necessarily consider any comments received after the above date.

ADDRESSES:

You may send comments to: Bureau of Land Management (WO-630), Eastern States Office, 7450 Boston Blvd., Springfield, Virginia 22153.

You may send comments via Internet to: comments_washington@blm.gov. Please include “ATTN: 1004-0009” and your name and return address in your Internet message.

You may deliver comments to the Bureau of Land Management, Administrative Record, Room 401, 1620 L Street, NW., Washington, DC.

All comments will be available for public review at the L Street address during regular business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.), Monday through Friday.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

You may contact Alzata L. Ransom, Realty Use Group, on (202) 452-7772 (Commercial or FTS). Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact Ms. Ransom.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

5 CFR 1320.12(a) requires BLM to provide 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning a collection of information to solicit comments on:

(a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

(b) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

(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 appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

The BLM implements section 43 CFR 2922.2-1 which requires submitting the Land Use application and Permit, Form 2920-1, for land use authorizations which may include leases, permits, or easements to eligible applicants. Since the information collected is unique to each application, there is no other suitable means of information collection identified to gather the information at a lesser burden. If the applicant fails to provide the required information, BLM must reject the application.

Based on our experience administering these activities, we estimate the public reporting burden for the information collected is 1 to 120 hours. The frequency of response is once when filing the application. We estimate the number of responses per year is 590 and a total annual burden of 2,137 hours.

BLM will summarize all responses to this notice and include them in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record.

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Dated: June 7, 2006

Ted R. Hudson,

Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 06-5559 Filed 6-20-06; 8:45 am]

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