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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) will submit the proposed collection of information listed below to the Office of Management and Budget for approval under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). On April 21, 2005, BLM published a notice in the Federal Register (70 FR 20764) requesting comments on the collection. The comment period closed on June 20, 2005. BLM received no comments. You may obtain copies of the proposed collection of information and related explanatory material by contacting the BLM Information Collection Clearance Officer at the telephone number listed below.

OMB is required to 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 (1004-0074), 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 U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Mail Stop 401LS, 1849 C Street, NW., Attention: Bureau Information Collection Clearance Officer (WO-630), Washington, DC 20240.

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 agency, 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 collected; 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 technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Title: Oil and Gas and Geothermal Resources Leasing (43 CFR parts 3100 and 3200).

OMB Control Number: 1004-0074.

Abstract: BLM uses the information to process bids and approve geothermal exploration operations.

Form Numbers: 3000-2 and 3200-9.

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Description of Respondents: Individuals, small businesses, large corporations.

Estimated Completion Time: 10 minutes for 3000-2 and 2 hours for 3200-9.

Annual Responses: 2,128 (2,116 for form 3000-2 and 12 for form 3200-9).

Filing Fee Per Response: 0.

Annual Burden Hours: 377.

Bureau Clearance Officer: Ted Hudson, (202) 452-5033.

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Dated: October 18, 2006.

Ted R. Hudson,

Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 06-8826 Filed 10-20-06; 8:45 am]

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