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Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0058

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.


60-day notice and request for comments.


In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Start Printed Page 42091announces its intention to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend approval for the paperwork requirements in 43 CFR part 5420, which pertain to timber export reporting and substitution determination requirements. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity under the control number 1004-0058.


You must submit your comments to the BLM at the address below on or before October 19, 2009. The BLM is not obligated to consider any comments postmarked or received after the above date.


You may mail comments to: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Mail Stop 401-LS, 1849 C St., NW., Washington, DC 20240, Attention: 1004-0058. You may also comment by e-mail at: 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, excluding Federal holidays.

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You may contact Scott Lieurance, Bureau of Land Management, Chief, Division of Forestry at (202) 912-7246 (Commercial or FTS). Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) on 1-800-877-8339, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact Mr. Lieurance. You may also contact Mr. Lieurance to obtain a copy, at no cost, of the regulations and forms that require this collection of information.

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OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, which implement provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), require that interested members of the public and affected agencies be provided an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d) and 1320.12(a)). This notice identifies information collections that are contained in 43 CFR part 5420, which pertain to timber export reporting and substitution determination requirements. The BLM will request that the OMB approve this information collection activity for a 3-year term.

Comments are invited on: (1) The need for the collection of information for the performance of the functions of the agency; (2) the accuracy of the agency's burden estimates; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the information collection burden on respondents, such as use of automated means of collection of the information. A summary of the public comments will accompany the BLM's submission of the information collection requests to OMB.

The following information is provided for the information collection:

Title: Preparation for Sales; Preparation of Contract; Sales Administration (43 CFR part 5420).

Forms: Form 5460-17, Substitution Determination.

OMB Control Number: 1004-0058.

Abstract: This notice pertains to information collections that govern the compliance of Federal timber purchase with timber export restrictions. The BLM administers export restrictions on timber sales and determine whether there was a substitution of Federal timber for exported private timber. The information collections covered by this notice are found at 43 CFR part 5420; and also in the form listed above.

Frequency: On occasion.

Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: 1.

Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping “Hour” Burden: The currently approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 1 hour. The following chart details the individual components and respective hour burden estimates of this information collection request:

(a) Regulation 43 CFR subpart(b) Estimated number of responses annually(c) Estimated time per response (minutes)(d) Estimated hours annually (b × c)
5424—Preparation of Contract1150.25

Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping “Non-Hour Cost” Burden: The currently approved annual non-hour cost burden for Control Number 1004-0058 is $0.

The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond.

The 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. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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Jean Sonneman,

Acting Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land Management.

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[FR Doc. E9-20028 Filed 8-19-09; 8:45 am]