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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Measurement of Oil

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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, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to renew an information collection.


Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 27, 2020.


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 your comments to the BLM at U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street NW, Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20240, Attention: Chandra Little; or by email to Please reference OMB Control Number 1004-0209 in the subject line of your comments.

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To request additional information about this ICR, contact Subijoy Dutta by email at, or by telephone at 202-912-7152. You may review the ICR at​public/​do/​PRAMain.

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In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the BLM will provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps to 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 soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on October 18, 2019 (84 FR 55980), and the comment period ended on December 17, 2019. The BLM received no comments.

The BLM is soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below and is interested in public comment 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 enables the BLM to ensure compliance with standards for the measurement of oil produced from Federal and Indian (except Osage Tribe) leases and compliance with pertinent statutes.

Title of Collection: Measurement of Oil.

OMB Control Number: 1004-0209.

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Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Description of Respondents: Businesses that participate in the production of oil from Federal and Indian (except Osage Tribe) leases.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 11,742.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 11,742.

Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 6 minutes to 80 hours, depending on activity.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 5,884 hours.

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

Frequency of Collection: On occasion for all except the following information collection one-time activities pertaining to equipment in operation before January 17, 2017:

  • Documentation of Testing for Approval of a Coriolis Meter;
  • Request to Use Alternate Oil Measurement System; and
  • Testing of Alternate Oil Measurement System.

Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $5,580,305.00.

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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Chandra Little,

Bureau of Land Management, Acting Information Collection Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2020-01440 Filed 1-27-20; 8:45 am]