U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior.
Notice of an extension of a currently approved information collection (1028-0068).
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. This collection consists of 17 forms. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This IC is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2011.
To ensure that your comments on this IC are considered, we must receive them on or before April 25, 2011.
Please submit a copy of your comments to Phadrea Ponds, Start Printed Page 9811Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 2150-C Centre Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80526-8118 (mail); 970-226-9445 (phone); 970-226-9230 (fax); or email@example.com (e-mail). Please reference Information Collection 1028-0068 in the subject line.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Carleen Kostick at 703-648-7940 (telephone); firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail); or by mail at U.S. Geological Survey, 985 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Respondents use these forms to supply the USGS with domestic consumption data of 13 ores, concentrates, metals, and ferroalloys, some of which are considered strategic and critical. This information will be published as chapters in Minerals Yearbooks, monthly Mineral Industry Surveys, annual Mineral Commodity Summaries, and special publications, for use by Government agencies, industry, education programs, and the general public.
OMB Control Number: 1028-0068.
Form Number: Various (17 forms).
Title: Ferrous Metals Surveys.
Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Affected Public: Private sector: U.S. nonfuel minerals producers of ferrous and related metals.
Respondent Obligation: Voluntary.
Frequency of Collection: Monthly and annually.
Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3,201.
Annual Burden Hours: 1,660 hours. We expect to receive 3,201 annual responses. We estimate an average of 10 minutes to 1 hour per response.
Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping “Non-Hour Cost” Burden: We have not identified any “non-hour cost” burdens associated with this collection of information.
Public Disclosure Statement: 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 and current expiration date.
III. Request for Comments
We invite comments concerning this IC 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) how to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) how to minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Please note that the comments submitted 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 OMB in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done.
USGS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Phadrea Ponds 970-226-9445.Start Signature
Dated: February 10, 2011
John H. DeYoung, Jr.,
Director, National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey.
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