U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior.
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. This collection consists of one form. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2017.
To ensure that your comments are considered, OMB must receive them on or before June 5, 2017.
Please submit your written comments on this IC directly to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior, at OIRA_SUBMISSION@omb.eop.gov (email); or (202) 395-5806 (fax). Please also forward a copy of your comments to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 807, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); 703-648-7197 (fax); or email@example.com (email). Reference “Information Collection 1028-0070, Consolidated Consumers' Report” in all correspondence.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Elizabeth S. Sangine, National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 989, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); 703-648-7720 (phone); or firstname.lastname@example.org (email). You may also find information about this Information Collection Request (ICR) at www.reginfo.gov.
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Respondents to this form supply the USGS with domestic consumption data for 12 metals and ferroalloys, some of which are considered strategic and critical to assist in determining stockpile goals. These data and derived information will be published as chapters in Minerals Yearbooks, monthly Mineral Industry Surveys, annual Mineral Commodity Summaries, and special publications, for use by Government agencies, industry education programs, and the general public.
OMB Control Number: 1028-0070.
Form Number: USGS Form 9-4117-MA.
Title: Consolidated Consumers' Report.
Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection.
Affected Public: Business or Other-For-Profit Institutions: U.S. nonfuel minerals producers.
Respondent Obligation: Participation is voluntary.
Frequency of Collection: Monthly and Annually.
Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,407.
Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes.
Annual Burden Hours: 1,055 hours.
Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping “Non-Hour Cost” Burden: There are no “non-hour cost” burdens associated with this IC.
Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number and current expiration date.
III. Request for Comments
On January 24, 2017, a 60-day Federal Register notice (82 FR 8205) was published announcing this information collection. Public comments were solicited for 60 days ending March 27, 2017. We did not receive any public comments in response to that notice. We again invite comments as to: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden time to the proposed collection of information; (c) how to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) how to minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Please note that the comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of public record. Before including your personal mailing address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personally identifiable information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personally identifiable information from public view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
The authorities for this collection are:
- National Materials and Minerals Policy, Research and Development Act of 1980 (30 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.)
- National Mining and Minerals Policy Act of 1970 (30 U.S.C. 21(a))
- Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act (50 U.S.C. 98 et seq.)
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Michael J. Magyar,
Associate Director, National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey.
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