60-Day notice and request for comments.
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites public comments on, and plans to request approval to continue, the collection of information from applicants for a desert land entry for agricultural purposes. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0004 to this information collection.
Submit comments on the proposed renewal by April 23, 2012.
Comments may be submitted by mail, fax, or electronic mail. Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street NW., Room 2134LM, Attention: Jean Sonneman, Washington, DC 20240.
Fax: to Jean Sonneman at 202-245-0050.
Electronic mail: Jean_Sonneman@blm.gov.
Please indicate “Attn: 1004-0004” regardless of the form of your comments.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jeff Holdren at 202-912-7335. Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, to leave a message for Mr. Holdren.
OMB regulations at 5 CFR 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 given an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d) and 1320.12(a)). This notice identifies an information collection that the BLM will be submitting to OMB for approval. The Paperwork Reduction Act 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 request a 3-year term of approval for this information collection activity. 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 our submission of the information collection requests to OMB. Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, be advised that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
The following information is provided for the information collection:
Title: Desert Land Entry Application (43 CFR Part 2520).
Form: Form 2520-1, Desert Land Entry Application.
OMB Control Number: 1004-0004.
Abstract: The BLM needs to collect the information in order to determine if an applicant is eligible to make a desert-land entry to reclaim, irrigate, and cultivate arid and semiarid public lands in the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: 3.
Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping “Hour” Burden: 6 hours.
Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping “Non-Hour Cost” Burden: $45.
Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-4100 Filed 2-21-12; 8:45 am]
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