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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Protection, Management, and Control of Wild Horses and Burros

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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 OMB previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004-0042.


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 July 1, 2019.


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, Start Printed Page 25306or 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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Holle Waddell, at 405-579-1860. Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, to leave a message for Mrs. Waddell. 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 October 31, 2018 (83 FR 54773), and the comment period ended December 31, 2018. The BLM received one substantive comment outlining concerns regarding the combining of the sales and adoption applications on a single form. The commenter explained that by having a combined form it may be more difficult for the public to obtain records from the BLM on individual adoptions and sales. The new format of the combined sales and adoption form results in minimal burdens on the public and would allow the BLM to implement sales and adoptions at minimal costs. The public will continue to be able to obtain data about sales and adoptions separately from the BLM. Consequently, the BLM sees no reason to separate the sales and adoption form.

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 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: Protection, Management, and Control of Wild Horses and Burros (43 CFR part 4700).

Forms: Form 4710-10, Application for Adoption/Sale of Wild Horse(s) and Burro(s); 4710-24, Foster Care/Training Facility Requirement Form.

OMB Control Number: 1004-0042.

Abstract: This notice pertains to the collection of information that enables the BLM to administer its private maintenance (i.e., adoption and sale) 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: On occasion.

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

Estimated Number of Responses Annually: 7,943.

Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping “Hour” Burden Annually: 3,822.

Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping “Non-Hour Cost” Burden Annually: $2,400.

The estimated burdens are itemized in the following table:

Type of responseNumber of responsesTime per response (minutes)Total hours (column B × column C)
Application for Adoption and Sale of Wild Horses or Burros 43 CFR 4750.3-1 and 4750.3-2 Form 4710-107,400303,700
Supporting Information and Certification for Private Maintenance of More Than Four Wild Horses or Burros 43 CFR 4750.3-36101
Request to Terminate Private Maintenance and Care Agreement 43 CFR 4750.4-3753038
Request for Replacement Animals or Refund 43 CFR 4750.4-412306
Facility Requirement Form Form 4710-244501075
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The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

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Chandra Little,

Bureau of Land Management, Regulatory Analyst.

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[FR Doc. 2019-11380 Filed 5-30-19; 8:45 am]