Federal Register: February 25, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 36)
DOCID: fr25fe09-83 FR Doc E9-4056
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Land Management Bureau
LL ID: [LL WO31000-L13100000.PP0000-09-24-1A; OMB Control Number 1004-0162]
DOCUMENT ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments.
Information Collection; Oil and Gas Geophysical Exploration Operations
DATES: The OMB is required to respond to this information collection request within 60 days but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, written comments should be received on or before March 27, 2009.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a 3year extension of OMB Control Number 10040162 under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The respondents are required to provide certain information in order to conduct oil and gas geophysical exploration operations on lands managed by BLM or by the U.S. Forest Service.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals
60-Day Notice: On September 9, 2008, the BLM published a 60day notice (73 FR 52409) requesting comments on the proposed information collection. The comment period ended November 10, 2008. One comment was received. The comment did not address, and was not germane to, this information collection; rather, it was a general invective about the Department of the Interior, the BLM, the oil and gas industry, and Washington politicians. Therefore, we have no response to the comment.
Title: Oil and Gas Geophysical Exploration Operations (43 CFR part 3150).
OMB Number: 10040162.
Form Numbers: BLM 31504/FS 280016; BLM 31505/FS 280016a.
Abstract: The information that is supplied allows the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service to determine that geophysical exploration operations are conducted in a manner consistent with statutes, regulations, land use plans, and environmental documents prepared under the National Environmental Policy Act.
Current Action: This proposal is being submitted to extend the expiration date of February 28, 2009.
Type of Review: 3year extension.
Affected Public: Business or other forprofit institutions.
Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,253.
Estimated Time per Response: BLM 31504/FS 280016, 1 hour; BLM 31505/FS 280016a, 20 minutes; Nonform data, 1 hour.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 836.
The BLM 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 the
information collection, including the validity of the methodology and
assumptions used; (3) The quality, utility, and clarity of the
information 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.
Dated: February 20, 2009.
Bureau of Land Management, Acting Information Collection Clearance Officer.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Barbara Gamble, Division of Fluid Minerals, at 2024520338 (Commercial or FTS).