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Renewal of Approved Information Collection

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION:

30-Day notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to continue the collection of information from individuals, private entities, and State or local governments seeking leases, permits, and easements for the use, occupancy, or development of public lands administered by the BLM. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004-0009.

DATES:

The OMB is required to respond to this information collection request within 60 days but may respond after 30 days. For maximum consideration, written comments should be received on or before January 17, 2014.

ADDRESSES:

Please submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (OMB #1004-0009), Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, fax 202-395-5806, or by electronic mail at OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Please provide a copy of your comments to the BLM. You may do so via 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: 1004-0009” regardless of the form of your comments.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jeff Holdren at 202-912-7335. Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, to leave a message for Mr. Holdren. You may also review the information collection request online at http://www.reginfo.gov/​public/​do/​PRAMain.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521) and OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 provide 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. In order to obtain and renew an OMB control number, Federal agencies are required to seek public comment on information collection and Start Printed Page 76642recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d) and 1320.12(a)).

As required at 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the BLM published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register on September 27, 2013 (78 FR 59711), and the comment period ended on November 26, 2013. The BLM received one comment. The comment was a general invective about the Federal government, the Department of the Interior, and the BLM. It did not address, and was not germane to, this information collection. Therefore, we have not changed the collection in response to the comment.

The BLM now requests comments on the following subjects:

1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper functioning of the BLM, including whether the information will have practical utility;

2. The accuracy of the BLM's estimate of the burden of collecting the information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

3. The quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and

4. How to minimize the information collection burden on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other forms of information technology.

Please send comments as directed under ADDRESSES and DATES. Please refer to OMB control number 1004-0009 in your correspondence. 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: Land Use Application and Permit (43 CFR Part 2920).

OMB Control Number: 1004-0009.

Summary: Section 302 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1732) and regulations at 43 CFR part 2920 authorize the issuance of leases, permits, and easements for the use, occupancy, or development of public lands administered by the BLM. A variety of land uses are permissible. The burdens to respondents also can vary.

Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

Forms: Form 2920-1, Land Use Application and Permit.

Description of Respondents: Individuals, private entities, and State or local governments seeking leases, permits, or easements for the use, occupancy, or development of public lands.

Estimated Annual Responses: 407.

Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,597.

Estimated Annual Non-Hour Costs: $131,760.

The following table itemizes the estimated annual burdens for respondents:

A.B.C.D.
Type of responseNumber of responses annuallyTime for each response (hours)Annual hour burden (column B × column C) (hours)
Land Use Application and Permit\43 CFR Part 2920 Form 2920-1 Individuals66166
Land Use Application and Permit 43 CFR Part 2920 Form 2920-1 State and Local  Governments45145
Land Use Application and Permit 43 CFR Part 2920 Form 2920-1 Private Sector/Typical2861286
Land Use Application and Permit 43 CFR Part 2920 Form 2920-1 Private Sector/Complex101201,200
Totals4071,597
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Jean Sonneman,

Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2013-30112 Filed 12-17-13; 8:45 am]

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