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 april 8, 2005, the BLM published a notice in the Federal Register (70 FR 18042) requesting comment on this information collection. The comment period ended on June 7, 2005. The BLM did not receive any comments. You may obtain copies of the collection of information and related forms and explanatory material by Start Printed Page 46507contacting 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 (1004-0025), at OMB-OIRA via facsimile to (202) 395-6566 or e-mail to ORRA_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: Mineral Surveys, Mineral Patent Applications, Adverse Claims, Protests, and Contests (43 CFR parts 3860 and 3870).
OMB Control Number: 1004-0025.
Bureau Form Number: 3860-2 and 3860-5.
Abstract: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) collects and uses the information to determine the right to a mineral patent and to disputes concerning the rights to the property in order to issue the patent to the rightful claimant.
Description of Respondents: Holders of unpatented mining claims and mill sites located on public lands, reserved mineral lands of the United States, National Forests, and National Parks.
Estimated Completion Time: Form 3860-2 is 4 hours and Form 3860-5 is 1 hour.
Annual Responses: 1.
Average Application Processing Fee Per Response: $750.
Annual Burden Hours: 1.
Bureau Clearance Officer: Ted Hudson, (202) 452-5033.Start Signature
Dated: March 13, 2006.
Ted R. Hudson,
Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-6886 Filed 8-11-06; 8:45 am]
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