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Renewal of Approved Information Collection

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ACTION:

60-Day notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites public comments on, and plans to request approval to continue, the collection of information that enables the BLM to monitor compliance with timber export restrictions. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0058 to this information collection.

DATES:

Please submit comments on the proposed information collection by December 17, 2012.

ADDRESSES:

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: 1004-0058” regardless of the form of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mike Bechdolt, at 202-912-7234. 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. Bechdolt.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 plans to submit 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, phone number, email 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.

The following information is provided for the information collection:

Title: Timber Export Reporting and Substitution Determination (43 CFR part 5420).

OMB Control Number: 1004-0058.

Abstract: This collection of information collection pertains to compliance of Federal timber purchases with timber export restrictions.

Forms:

  • Form 5450-17, Export Determination; and
  • Form 5460-17, Substitution Determination.

Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

Description of Respondents: Purchasers of Federal timber.

Estimated Annual Responses: 2.

Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 2.

The following table details the individual components and respective hour burdens of this information collection request:

Type of responseNumber of responsesHours per responseTotal hours (Column B × Column C)
ABCD
Form 5450-17 Export Determination111
Form 5460-17 Substitution Determination111
Totals22

Jean Sonneman,

Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Land Management.

[FR Doc. 2012-25627 Filed 10-17-12; 8:45 am]

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