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Renewal of Approved Information Collection; OMB Control No. 1004-0001

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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 that enables the BLM to collect information from applicants for free use permits for vegetative or mineral material. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0001 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 September 30, 2016.


Please submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (OMB #1004-0001), 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: 1004-0001” regardless of the form of your comments.

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Mike Bechdolt, at 202-912-7234 (vegetative material); or George Brown, at 202-912-7118 (mineral material). 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. Brown or Mr. Bechdolt. You may also review the information collection request online at​public/​.

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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 March 30, 2016 (81 FR 17732), and the comment period ended May 31, 2016. The BLM received one comment. The comment did not address, and was not germane to, this information collection. Therefore, we have not revised the collection of information 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 1004-0001 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 pertains to this request:

Title: Free Use Application and Permit for Vegetative or Mineral Materials (43 CFR parts 3600, 3620, and 5510).

OMB Control Number: 1004-0001.

Summary: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) collects information from respondents for free use permits for vegetative or mineral materials in order to: (1) Determine whether the applicant is eligible for free use, (2) Determine whether the vegetative or mineral materials at issue qualify for free use; (3) Determine whether free use is consistent with pertinent land use plans and authorities; and (4) Monitor the authorized removal and uses of vegetative and mineral materials to ensure sustainable resource management and verify that the actual use is consistent with the authorization. The BLM seeks approval to continue to use one combined application and permit form for vegetative materials, and begin using two different forms for mineral materials (one for applications, and one for permits).

Frequency of Collection: On occasion.


  • 3604-1a, Free Use Permit Application for Mineral Materials;
  • 3604-1b, Free Use Permit for Mineral Materials; and
  • 5510-1, Free Use Application and Permit for Vegetative Materials.

Description of Respondents: Individuals seeking authorization for free use of mineral or vegetative materials.

Estimated Annual Responses: 403.

Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 241.

Estimated Annual Non-Hour Costs: None.

The estimated annual burdens of this collection are itemized below:

Type of responseNumber of responsesTime per response (minutes)Number of hours (Column B × Column C)
Form 5510-1 Free Use Application and Permit for Vegetative Material (Federal, State, or Local Governments)833042
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Form 5510-1 Free Use Application and Permit for Vegetative Material (Mining Claimants and Nonprofit Organizations)1673084
Forms 3604-1a and 3604-1b Free Use Application and Permit for Mineral Material (Federal, State, or Local Governments)15045113
Forms 3604-1a and 3604-1b Free Use Application and Permit for Mineral Material (Nonprofit Organizations)3452
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Jean Sonneman,

Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2016-20907 Filed 8-30-16; 8:45 am]