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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Mineral Materials Disposal

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.


Notice of information collection; request for comment.


In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), are proposing to renew an information collection.


Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 13, 2017.


Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget's Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at; or via facsimile to (202) 395-5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to the BLM at U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Start Printed Page 47764Street NW., Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20240, Attention: Jean Sonneman; or by email to Please reference OMB Control Number 1004-0103 in the subject line of your comments.

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To request additional information about this ICR, contact Stuart Grange by email at or by telephone at 202-912-7067. You may also view the ICR at​public/​do/​PRAMain.

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In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the BLM provides the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format.

A Federal Register notice with a 60-day public comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on June 23, 2017 (82 FR 28675). The BLM received no comments.

We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comments addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of the BLM; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the BLM enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the BLM minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology.

Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. 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.

Abstract: This collection of information pertains to the sale and free use of mineral materials that are not subject to mineral leasing or location under the mining laws (e.g., common varieties of sand, stone, gravel, pumice, pumicite, clay and rock). To obtain a sales contract or free-use permit, an applicant must submit information to identify themselves, the location of the site, and the proposed method to remove the mineral materials. The BLM uses the information to process the request, determine whether the request meets statutory requirements, and decide whether not to approve the request.

Title of Collection: Mineral Materials Disposal.

OMB Control Number: 1004-0103.

Form Numbers: None.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Respondents/Affected Public: Those who want to obtain mineral materials that are not subject to mineral leasing or location under the mining laws (e.g., common varieties of sand, stone, gravel, pumice, pumicite, clay and rock).

Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 3,870.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3,870.

Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the activity.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 5,833.

Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.

Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $53,430.

An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq).

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Mark Purdy,

Bureau of Land Management, Management Analyst.

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[FR Doc. 2017-22213 Filed 10-12-17; 8:45 am]