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Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for the Production Estimate, Quarterly Construction Sand and Gravel and Crushed and Broken Stone (3 Forms)

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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior.


Notice of an extension of an information collection (1028-0065).


To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) for the extension of the currently approved paperwork requirements for the USGS Production Estimate, Quarterly Construction Sand and Gravel and Crushed and Broken Stone. This collection consists of three forms and this notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this form. We may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.


You must submit comments on or before June 16, 2010.


Please submit written comments on this information collection directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Office Start Printed Page 27575of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior via e-mail to or fax at 202-395-5806; and identify your submission as 1028-0065. Please also submit a copy of your written comments to Phadrea Ponds, USGS Information Collection Clearance Officer, 2150-C Centre Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80526-8118 (mail); 970-226-9230 (fax); or (e-mail). Use OMB Control Number 1028-0065 in the subject line.

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Scott F. Sibley at 703-648-4976 or by mail at U.S. Geological Survey, 989 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192.

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I. Abstract

This collection is needed to provide data on mineral production for annual reports published by commodity for use by Government agencies, Congressional offices, educational institutions, research organizations, financial institutions, consulting firms, industry, academia, and the general public. This information will be published in the “Mineral Commodity Summaries,” the first preliminary publication to furnish estimates covering the previous year's nonfuel mineral industry.

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OMB Control Number: 1028-0065.

Title: Production Estimate, Quarterly Construction Sand and Gravel and Crushed and Broken Stone.

Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondent Obligation: Voluntary.

Frequency of Collection: Quarterly and Annually.

Affected Public: Businesses and State/local governments that produce industrial nonfuel minerals.

Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 2,014.

Annual Burden Hours: 470 hours. We expect to receive 2,014 annual responses. We estimate an average of 10-15 minutes per response. This includes the time for reviewing instructions, gathering and maintaining data, and completing and reviewing the information.

Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping “Non-Hour Cost” Burden: We have not identified any “non-hour cost” burdens associated with this collection of information.

III. Request for Comments

On October 9, 2009, we published a Federal Register notice (74 FR 52254) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval and solicit comments. The comment period closed on December 9, 2009. We did not receive any comments in response to that notice.

We again invite comments concerning this ICR on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Comments that you submit in response to this notice are 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 anytime. 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.

USGS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Phadrea Ponds, 970-226-9445.

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Dated: May 11, 2010.

John H. DeYoung, Jr.,

Chief Scientist, Minerals Information Team, U.S. Geological Survey.

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FR Doc. 2010-11617 Filed 5-14-10; 8:45 am]