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Renewal of Approved Information Collection

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.


30-Day notice and request for comments.


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 those who wish to adopt and obtain title to wild horses and burros. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0042 to this information collection.


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 February 18, 2014.


Please submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (OMB #1004-0042), Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, fax 202-395-5806, or by electronic mail at 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:

Please indicate “Attn: 1004-0042” regardless of the form of your comments.

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Sally Spencer at 202-912-7265. 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 Ms. Spencer. You may also review the information collection request online at​public/​do/​PRAMain.

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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 recordkeeping 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 25, 2013 (78 FR 59054), and the comment period ended November 25, 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 1004-0042 in your correspondence. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal Start Printed Page 3243identifying 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: Protection, Management, and Control of Wild Horses and Burros (43 CFR part 4700).

OMB Control Number: 1004-0042.

Summary: This notice pertains to the collection of information that enables the BLM to administer its private maintenance (i.e., adoption) program for wild horses and burros. The BLM uses the information to determine if applicants are qualified to provide humane care and proper treatment to wild horses and burros in compliance with the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act (16 U.S.C. 1331-1340).

Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

Forms: Form 4710-10, Application for Adoption of Wild Horse(s) or Burro(s).

Description of Respondents: Those who wish to adopt and obtain title to wild horses and burros.

Estimated Annual Responses: 7,124.

Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,222.

Estimated Annual Non-Hour Costs: $1,850.

The estimated annual burdens are itemized in the following table:

Type of responseNumber of responsesTime per response (minutes)Total hours (column B x column C)
Application for Adoption of Wild Horse(s) or Burro(s); 43 CFR 4750.3-1 and 4750.3-2; Form 4710-107,000101,167
Supporting Information and Certification for Private Maintenance of More Than Four Wild Horses or Burros; 43 CFR 4750.3-312102
Request to Terminate Private Maintenance and Care Agreement; 43 CFR 4750.4-3993050
Request for Replacement Animals or Refund; 43 CFR 4750.4-413153
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Jean Sonneman,

Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2014-00878 Filed 1-16-14; 8:45 am]