Appendix A - Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) Collections

 
Agency Bureau Name Description Description of Respondents Number of Respondents OMB Control Numbers Completion Date Post 10/2003 Electronic Signature
DOI BIA Student Transportation Form This information collection is needed to collect transportation mileage for Bureau-funded schools for the purpose of allocating transportation funds and for fiscal accountability and administrative planning. State, Local or Tribal Government 116 1076-0134 09/2002   Yes - Date TBD
DOI BIA A Reporting System for P.L. 102-477 Demonstration Project This information collection is needed to document satisfactory compliance with statutory requirements of the various integrated programs. P.L. 102-477 authorizes tribal governments to integrate federally funded programs into a single coordinated comprehensive service delivery plan. Funding agencies include the Department of the Interior, Department of Labor and Department of Health and Human Services. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is statutorily requested to serve as the lead agency. Section 11 of this Act requires that the Interior make available a single universal report format which shall be used by tribes. State, Local or Tribal Government 37 1076-0135 09/2002   Yes
DOI BIA Class III Gaming Procedures 25 CFR 522 This information collection is needed to assure that Class III gaming procedures are conducted in accordance with (1) GRA (2) Applicable State Laws, (3) Federal Law, and (4) The United States trust obligations. State, Local or Tribal Government 12 1076-0149 10/2001   No
DOI BIA Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans 25 CFR 290 This information collection is needed to assure that net gaming revenues are used (1) to fund-tribal government operations and programs, (2) to provide for the general welfare of the Indian tribe and its members, (3) to promote tribal economic development, (4) to donate to charitable organizations, and (5) to fund operations of local government agencies. State, Local or Tribal Government 50 1076-0152 10/2001   Yes
DOI BIA Grazing Permits 25 CFR 166 Requirements for information submitted in administering grazing permits on tribal and individual Indian lands. Individuals or households 1000 1076-0157 10/2003   Yes
DOI BIA Probate of Indian Estates, Except for Members of the Five Civilized Tribes 25 CFR 15 Requirements for probating Indian decedents' estates which allow for the record-keeping, administration, oversight and processing of Indian decedents' estates by the Department of the Interior. Individuals or households 3164 1076-0156 12/31/00   Yes - Date TBD
DOI BIA Tribal Colleges and Universities Grant Application Form -- 25 CFR 41 This information collection form is required under 25 CFR 273.50 for a quantitative evaluation of the effectiveness of this program in meeting stated objectives contained within the educational plan. Not-for-profit institutions 26 1076-0018 Unknown BIA is assessing the cost of conversion. Also format for collecting information electronically is being defined. Consider combining OMB Control Numbers 1076-0018, 1076-0096, 1076-0105. Yes
DOI BIA Electrical Service Application -- 25 CFR 175 This information collection is used to determine the consumer's electrical need. It will be used to determine consumption costs. Individuals or households 4750 1076-0021 Unknown Currently considering plan to offer electronic alternative. Yes
DOI BIA Education Contracts under Johnson-O'Malley Act Application and Regulatory Requirements This information collection is required under 25 CFR 273.50 for a quantitative evaluation of the program's effectiveness in meeting stated objectives contained within the educational plan. Not-for-profit institutions 360 1076-0096 Unknown BIA is assessing the cost of conversion. Also format for collecting information electronically is being defined. Consider combining OMB Control Numbers 1076-0018, 1076-0096, 1076-0105. Yes
DOI BIA Tribal Colleges and Universities Annual Report Form -- 25 CFR 41 This information collection form is required under 25 CFR 273.50 for a quantitative evaluation of the effectiveness of this program in meeting stated objectives contained within the education plan. Not-for-profit institutions 26 1076-0105 Unknown BIA is assessing the cost of conversion. Also format for collecting information electronically is being defined. Consider combining OMB Control Numbers 1076-0018, 1076-0096, 1076-0105. Yes
DOI BIA Water Request -- 25 CFR 171 Request for irrigation water. Farms 25000 1076-0141 Unknown Currently considering plan to offer electronic alternatives. Yes - Date TBD
DOI BIA Tribal Self-Governance Program, 25 CFR Part 1000 This information collection implements the regulations for permitting the permanent establishment of tribal self-governance as authorized by the Tribal Self-Governance Act of 1994. The information collected will be used to facilitate and encourage tribes and consortia to participate in the planning, conducting and administering of those Federal programs, included, or those programs eligible for inclusion in an annual funding agreement. State, Local or Tribal Government 85 1076-0143 Unknown Currently considering plan to offer electronic alternative. Yes
DOI BIA U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Service Population and Labor Force Estimate Report This information is required by Public Law 102-477, Indian Employment, Training, and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992, section 17. The Act requires the Secretary to develop, maintain, and publish, not less than biennially, a report on the population by gender, income level, age, service area, and availability for work. Response to this collection is mandatory because it is in accordance with a public law. State, Local or Tribal Government 557 1076-0147 Unknown Survey is done biennially and provides a snapshot of employment conditions as of a certain date. Program funding are based on separate formulae. Automation may not be cost-effective. A risk/cost-benefit analysis is required to determine practicality. No
DOI BIA Request for Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaska Native Blood, 25 CFR Part 70 This part specifies the requirements for the documentation of degree on Indian blood and uniform standards by which we may issue, amend, or invalidate a Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaska Native Blood. The Bureau issues CDIBs to assist individuals in establishing their eligibility for programs and services based upon their status as American Indians and/or Alaska Natives. Individuals or households 287400 1076-0153 Unknown Some but not all documents could be submitted electronically. Yes - Date TBD
DOI BIA Application for Training or Employment This form requests information on the age, marital status, employment, education, and income of applicant for training or employment assistance. This information is used to determine applicant's eligibility and amount of financial assistance needed. Individuals or households 4900 1076-0062 N/A Confidentiality, need to discuss each form with applicant, verification of identity for each applicant. No
DOI BIA United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Housing Assistance Application This information collection is used to determine individual applicant eligibility for housing assistance and to determine priority status among other applicants. Respondents are individuals or married couples needing housing assistance. Individuals or households 3500 1076-0084 N/A Applicants are typically unable to access electronic means; going to tribal or bureau offices is not always easy. Manpower is not available for on-site collections. No
DOI BIA Land Acquisitions -- 25 CFR 151 Respondents are Native American tribes or individuals who request acquisitions of real property in trust status. No specific form is used, but respondents supply information and data so that the Secretary may make an evaluation and determination in accordance with established Federal factors, rules, and policies. State, Local or Tribal Government 9200 1076-0100 N/A The information requested to review an acquisition must be executed by the requestor and the BIA and maintained permanently in the record. No
DOI BIA Documented Petitions for Federal Acknowledgment as an Indian Tribe Federal tribal acknowledgment of unrecognized groups is governed by 25 CFR part 83. Anthropological, genealogical, and historical data submitted by petitioning groups demonstrate that they meet the seven regulatory criteria and are used by the BIA to prepare recommended acknowledgment determinations by the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs. Federal Government 10 1076-0104 N/A Inadequate funding for the infrastructure and resources. No
DOI BIA Payment for Appointed Counsel in Involuntary Indian Child Custody Proceedings in State Courts -- 25 CFR 23.13 The information collected is used to determine the payment of legal fees for indigent Indian parents or custodians involved in involuntary Indian child custody proceedings in State courts and who are not eligible for legal services through other mechanisms. State, Local or Tribal Government 4 1076-0111 N/A Limited files do not warrant electronic transaction. No
DOI BIA Contents of Reassumption Petition -- 25 CFR 13.11 Part 13 of 25 CFR concerns the jurisdictional authority in child custody cases. The information requested from the tribes is used to decide the tribe's ability to exercise their jurisdiction in child custody cases. The tribes petition for reassumption of jurisdiction and submit a plan for carrying out the responsibilities of Public Law 95-608 (25 U.S.C. 1952). State, Local or Tribal Government 2 1076-0112 N/A Limited files do not warrant the expense of establishing an electronic transaction. Regulation may be on-line. No
DOI BIA Adult Education Annual Report Form The information collection is used for fiscal accountability and to direct appropriate service documentation. Information is used in administrative planning, long- and short-term goals, and analyzing and monitoring measurable objectives. State, Local or Tribal Government 70 1076-0120 N/A Format for collection of information not yet developed. No
DOI BIA Indian Child Welfare Assistance Annual Report 25 CFR 23.47 requires the collection of specific data on Indian child welfare caseload. The data is useful on a local level to the tribes and tribal organizations for case management purposes, and on a nationwide basis for planning and budgeting purposes. State, Local or Tribal Government 554 1076-0131 N/A Limited files do not merit electronic transactions. No
DOI BIA Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act Programs The Indian Self-Determination Act Program is designed to facilitate tribal control of federal programs affecting their tribe through contracting. State, Local or Tribal Government 550 1076-0136 N/A There are approximately 560 tribes, 75% of which are very small and most do not have the capability to handle an electronic data system. But more importantly, such a system would markedly decrease contacts between tribes and Bureau field staff; these contacts during contract negotiation constitute the primary means for field staff to provide much needed technical assistance to tribes, especially small tribes. No
DOI BIA Evaluation of the Performance of Trust Functions Performed by Tribes under Self Governance Compacts This information collection will be made to ensure compliance with 25 U.S.C. 458cc(d), which requires that the Secretary monitor the performance of trust functions which have been assumed under funding agreements negotiated between the Secretary and an Indian tribe. State, Local or Tribal Government 63 1076-0146 N/A Tribal consultation still needed. Even if data collection were e-collected, on-site verification is still needed, (e.g., compare a timber sale transaction to the actual site). No
DOI BIA Leases and Permits 25 CFR 162 The requirements for information submitted in administering surface leases on tribal and individual Indian lands. Individuals or households 14500 1076-0155 N/A The information requested to review a lease or permit must be executed by the requestor and the BIA and maintained permanently in the record. No
DOI BLM Trans-Alaska Pipeline System Survey of the Employee Concerns Program Testimony at Congressional hearings in 1992 and 1994 indicated that Alyeska, the contractor that operates the Trans-Alaska Pipeline system (TAPS), maintains a repressive, retaliatory atmosphere to discourage workers from raising concerns about operation of the pipeline. Congress requested that Alyeska take steps to change the culture of the pipeline work environment and asked the Joint Pipeline Office (JPO) to monitor and report on progress. JPO will use this survey to gather opinions from Alyeska and other contractor employees and supervisors about how well the Employee Concerns Program (ECP) is working. Individuals or households 1760 1004-0192 09/2001   No
DOI BLM Identification of Communications Sites Tenants and Tenant Uses BLM collects from holders of rights-of-way for communications sites on public lands the identity and type of use of any tenants. This information enables BLM to meet its statutory responsibility to collect annually from communication site grant holders the fair market value of the right-of-way. BLM uses the information to calculate the annual rent for the facility, based on the highest value use in the facility. Business or other for-profit 1500 1004-0175 09/2002   Yes
DOI/BLM BLM Land Use Application and Permit Used to determine the validity of uses of non-Federal Bureau-administered land proposed by private individuals and other qualified proponents. Business or other for-profit 620 1004-0009 10/2003   Yes
DOI/BLM BLM Oil and Gas and Geothemal Resources Leasing The regulations at 43 CFR 3100 and 3200 provide for the leasing of oil and gas and geothemal resources on Federal lands. The Bureau of Land Management needs the information to determine the highest qualified bonus bid submitted for a competitive oil and gas or geothemal parcel and to complete environmental reviews to be in compliance with the requirements of the National Environment Policy Act. Respondents are individual, small companies and large corporations who submit bids on available lands and conduct geothemal geophysical operations. Business or other for-profit 443 1004-0074 10/2003   Yes
DOI BLM Protection, Management, and Control of Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Title 43 CFR part 4700 requires specific information to be furnished by members of the public desiring to adopt wild horses and burros. This information is used to determine the qualifications of individuals desiring to adopt wild horses or burros or both and to further determine their eligibility for title to the adopted animal(s). Individuals or households 30000 1004-0042 Unknown BLM plans to automate as many transactions as possible; however the analysis to assess the practicality of implementing an electronic alternative have not been completed so that management can project plans. Yes - Date TBD
DOI BLM Grazing Application: Grazing Schedule Permit for changing grazing use on public lands. Farms 6000 1004-0005 Unknown BLM plans to automate as many transactions as possible; risk/ cost-benefit analysis for electronic submissions have not been completed so that management can project dates. Consider combining OMB Control Numbers 1004-0005, 1004-0041, 1004-0051. Yes
DOI BLM 43 CFR 3860 & 3870 -- Mineral Surveys, Mineral Patent Applications, Adverse Claims, Protests, & Contests This collection is used to determine if a mineral patent applicant is entitled to receive a land patent to his mining claim(s) and/or mill site(s) pursuant to the General Mining Law of 1872, as amended. It is also used to resolve all administrative and legal challenges to the mineral patent application that arise under the General Mining Law by rival claimants, the public, or the Government. Business or other for-profit 255 1004-0025 Unknown Fee payments can be accepted electronically. The filing of the other documents and affidavits are required in original form and cannot be electronically substituted. Consider combining with OMB Control # 1004-0114. Yes
DOI BLM Grazing Preference Statement This form is used to notify permittees of the status of their grazing preference and scheduled grazing use within their 10-year permit and for permittees or lessees to propose grazing use changes on the public lands within a specified time to the Bureau of Land Management for billing purposes and program monitoring. Farms 23000 1004-0041 Unknown BLM plans to automate as many transactions as possible; risk/ cost-benefit analysis for electronic submissions have not been completed so that management can project dates. Considering combining OMB Control Numbers 1004-0005, 1004-0041, 1004-0051. Yes
DOI BLM Actual Grazing Use Report Grazing lessees and permittees provide information on the actual amount of livestock grazing use made on public lands within a specified period of time to BLM for billing of grazing fees and for monitoring the resource conditions on public lands. Form 4130-5 is used to provide this information to BLM. Farms 15000 1004-0051 Unknown BLM plans to automate as many transactions as possible; risk/ cost-benefit analysis for electronic submissions have not been completed so that management can project dates. Considering combining OMB Control Numbers 1004-0005, 1004-0041, 1004-0051. Yes
DOI BLM Timber Export Reporting and Substitution Determination Information is provided by timber companies that export unprocessed timber and used by BLM to determine if there was a substitution of Federal timber for exported private timber in violation of the Forest Resources Conservation and Shortage Relief Act of 1990. Business or other for-profit 90 1004-0058 Unknown Public Law 101-382 directs the BLM to publish new regulations and revise existing regulations to continue the prohibition on exportation of certain unprocessed federal timber. It is anticipated that the rewrite of the regulations will be completed in FY 20001 and will require the creation of new forms. Yes
DOI BLM Right-of-Way -- 43 CFR Parts 2800 and 2880 This collection covers the information requirements associated with the regulations at parts 2800 and 2880, which concerns information for large, complex right-of-way projects which require rights-of-way across Federal lands. The information is in addition to that collected on SF-299, the application form for right-of-way grants. Business or other for-profit 1000 1004-0107 Unknown This is not a program priority at this time. Considering combining OMB Control Number 1004-0175, 1004-0107 1004-0188, and 1004-0189 to make a more cost-effective solution. Yes
DOI BLM Recordation of Location Notices and Annual for Mining Claims, Mill Sites, and Tunnel Sites: Payments of Location and Maintenance Fees and Service Charges This information is required to implement several Acts of Congress concerning the recording of mining claims, annual maintenance of such claims, collection of statutory location and maintenance fees, and adjudication of mineral rights under the General Mining Law of 1872, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, and the Stockraising Homestead Act Amendments of 1993. Affected persons are the owners of unpatented mining claims, mill sites, and tunnel sites located and held on public and other Federal mineral estates in the United States. Business or other for-profit 37060 1004-0114 Unknown Fee payments can be accepted electronically. The filing of the other documents, which many States require with original signatures under State laws, cannot be taken electronically until 15 western and 4 eastern States change their recording laws. Yes
DOI BLM Special Recreation Application and Permit Respondents Supply identifying information and data on proposed commercial, competitive, or individual recreational use, respectively, when required, to determine eligibility for a permit. Affected publics are those who are required to obtain a special recreation permit. This information allows the BLM to authorize requested use and determine appropriate fees. Business or other for-profit 31000 1004-0119 Unknown Conversion in progress. There are a number of attachments that must accompany signed documents. Also, e-signature not incorporated. Need to resolve implementation issues with e-signature. Yes- Date TBD
DOI BLM Cave Management: Cave Nominations and Confidential Information 43 CFR Part 37 The Federal Cave Resources Protection Act of 1988 requires identification, protection and maintenance, to the extent practical, of significant caves on lands managed by the Department of the Interior. Federal agencies must consult with caves and other interested parties to develop a listing of significant caves. This collection of information is needed by the Interior to (1) determine which caves will be listed as significant and (2) decide whether to grant access to confidential cave information. Individuals or households 60 1004-0165 Unknown Currently information is collected verbally by local caving resource specialists. Given the nature of the information collection and low volume, it is not cost-effective to automate transaction. No
DOI BLM In-Kind Crude Helium Contract This contract is required by the Helium Privatization Act of 1996, 74 Stat. 918, concerning changes to the method by which the Bureau of Land Management distributes helium to private industry. Changes to this delivery system require that the existing contract be changed. BLM will no longer sell refined helium but will sell crude helium, and private industry will, in turn, refine the helium and sell it to Federal agencies that use helium including the Department of Defense and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Business or other for-profit 14 1004-0179 Unknown We are in the planning stage. Yes
DO1 BLM Gas Well Data, Survey of Helium-Bearing Natural Gas This survey information is needed to locate and evaluate the helium resources of the United States. The data collected, along with the analyses of the gas wells, are published as an information service to the public. Respondents are owners and operators of the helium-bearing natural gas wells and transmission lines. Business or other for-profit 200 1004-0180 Unknown BLM plans to automate as many transactions as possible; however the analysis to assess the practicality of implementing an electronic alternative have not been completed so that management can project plans. No
DOI BLM Rights-of-Way: Principles and Procedures -- 43 CFR Part 2800 Rights-of-Way under the Mineral Leasing Act -- 43 CFR Part 2880 This information is needed for BLM to administer its right-of-way program. The information will allow BLM to process plans of development for complex right-of-way projects, review and file location and project maps, adjudicate applications for reductions in cost recovery fees, properly assess rents on communication site rights-of-way, determine whether or not applicants are qualified to hold right-of-way grants, and properly determine the amount of fees that applicants and grant holders owe the United States. Business or other for-profit 4050 1004-0188 Unknown This is not a program priority at this time. Considering combining OMB Control Number 1004-0175, 1004-0107 1004-0188, and 1004-0189 to make a more cost-effective solution. Yes
DOI BLM Application for Transportation and Utility Systems and Facility Title XI of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act requires the use of a consolidated form by the Departments of Agriculture, Interior, and Transportation in connection with applications for rights-of-way. The agencies will determine the validity of uses proposed by private individuals and other qualified proponents from information provided by the proponent on the application form (SF-299). Business or other for-profit 4900 1004-0189 Unknown This is not a program priority at this time. Considering combining OMB Control Number 1004-0175, 1004-0107 1004-0188, and 1004-0189 to make a more cost-effective solution. Yes
DOI BLM Geothermal Resources Operations Data submitted by geothermal lessees and operators is used for agency approval of specific and/or additional operations on a well and to report the completion and/or progress of such additional work. Business or other for-profit 48 1004-0132 Unknown BLM plans to automate as many transactions as possible; risk/ cost-benefit analysis for electronic submissions have not been completed so that management can project dates. Considering combining OMB Control Numbers 1004-0132 and 1004-0160. Yes
DOI BLM Sundry Notices and Reports on Wells Data submitted by oil and gas operators is used for Agency approval of specific additional operations on a well and to report the completion of such additional work. Business or other for-profit 34000 1004-0135 Unknown BLM plans to automate as many transactions as possible; risk/cost-benefit analysis for electronic submissions have not been completed so that management can project dates. Considering combining 1004-0135, 1004-0136, and 1004-0137. Yes
DOI BLM Application for Permit to Drill Data submitted by oil and gas operators is used for agency approval of proposed drilling operations through review of technical and environmental factors. Business or other for-profit 4000 1004-0136 Unknown BLM plans to automate as many transactions as possible; risk/cost-benefit analysis for electronic submissions have not been completed so that management can project dates. Considering combining 1004-0135, 1004-0136, and 1004-0137. Yes
DOI BLM Well Completion or Recompletion Report and Log Data submitted by oil and gas operators is used to report the completion of authorized wells and to outline operations that were performed on the wells. Business or other for-profit 1100 1004-0137 Unknown BLM plans to automate as many transactions as possible; risk/cost-benefit analysis for electronic submissions have not been completed so that management can project dates. Considering combining 1004-0135, 1004-0136, and 1004-0137. Yes
DOI BLM Oil and Gas Exploration and Leasing The regulations at 43 CFR parts 3100-3120 and 3150 contain procedures for obtaining a lease to explore for, develop, and produce oil and gas resources on Federal lands. The Bureau of Land Management needs the information to properly implement the procedures for issuing and monitoring oil and gas leases in accordance with the law. Respondents are oil and gas companies, operators, and individuals. Business or other for-profit 1400 1004-0145 Unknown BLM plans to automate as many transactions as possible. Considering combining OMB Control Numbers 1004-0145, 1004-0162, 1004-0184, and 1004-0185. Yes
DOI BLM Geothermal Leasing Reports Information on diligent efforts toward utilization of geothermal resources, bona fide efforts to produce geothermal resources, and/or significant expenditures of funds made on geothermal leases is needed to comply with the provisions of the Geothermal Steam Act Amendments of 1988 (Pub. L. 100-443). The information is needed to determine if a geothermal lessee qualifies for lease extensions. Business or other for-profit 25 1004-0160 Unknown BLM plans to automate as many transactions as possible; risk/ cost-benefit analysis for electronic submissions have not been completed so that management can project dates. Considering combining OMB Control Numbers 1004-0132 and 1004-0160. Yes
DOI BLM Oil and Gas Geophysical Exploration Operations The regulations at 43 CFR 3150 contain procedures for conducting oil and gas geophysical exploration operations on public lands. The Bureau of Land Management needs the information to determine who is conducting operations on public lands and that said operations are conducted in a manner consistent with the regulations and environmental requirements in accordance with the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act. Respondents are oil and gas operators who apply to conduct geophysical activities on an as-needed basis. Business or other for-profit 1200 1004-0162 Unknown BLM plans to automate as many transactions as possible. Considering combining OMB Control Numbers 1004-0145, 1004-0162, 1004-0184, and 1004-0185. Yes
DOI BLM Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing and Operations Federal and Indian (except Osage) oil and gas lessees and operators or operating rights owners are required to retain and/or provide data so that proposed operations may be approved or compliance with granted approvals may be monitored. Respondents are oil and gas companies, lessees, operators, operating rights owners, and individuals. Business or other for-profit 22945 1004-0184 Unknown BLM plans to automate as many transactions as possible. Considering combining OMB Control Numbers 1004-0145, 1004-0162, 1004-0184, and 1004-0185. Yes
DOI BLM Drainage Protection Oil and gas lessees and operators or operating rights owners are required to comply with their lease agreements to monitor oil and gas drilling and production activities on nearby lands to determine whether there are any potential producing wells draining their Federal leases that would result in lower royalties to the Federal Government. If drainage is occurring, the lessee or operating rights owner must notify BLM of plans for drainage protection. Respondents are oil and gas companies, lessees, operators, operating rights owners, and individuals. Business or other for-profit 1000 1004-0185 Unknown BLM plans to automate as many transactions as possible; however data and analyses are under the purview of respondents. Considering combining OMB Control Numbers 1004-0145, 1004-0162, 1004-0184, and 1004-0185. Yes
DOI BLM Free-Use Application and Permit Free-use permits for vegetative material. State, Local or Tribal Government 430 1004-0001 N/A There are so few requests that requests are made and approved in person. That there does not appear to be sufficient demand or need to convert to an electronic form. Also, there are no upward reporting needs. No
DOI BLM Desert Land entry Application Individual eligibility for desert-land entry under the Desert Land Act as amended for agricultural purposes. Individuals or households 17 1004-0004 N/A This is not a program priority at this time. No
DOI BLM Conveyances Affecting Color or Claim of title The BLM collects and uses the information to determine if an applicant meets the statutory requirements of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act and regulations. The Act provides that any individual, group, or corporation who has evidence giving the appearance of having title to public lands which are administered by the BLM and legal title to the lands remains vested in the United States may file a color-of-title claim. Any applicant who satisfied all requirements for a class 1 or class 2 will receive a patent conveying clear title to the lands upon payment of the sale price. Individuals or households 20 1004-0010 N/A This is not a program priority at this time. No
DOI BLM Color-of-Title Tax Levy and Payment Record The BLM collects and uses the information to determine if an applicant meets the statutory requirements of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act and regulations. The Act provides that any individual, group, or corporation who has evidence giving the appearance of having title to public lands which are administered by the BLM and legal title to the lands remains vested in the United States may file a color-of-title claim. Any applicant who satisfied all requirements for a class 1 or class 2 claim will receive a patent conveying clear title to the lands upon payment of the sale price. Individuals or households 20 1004-0011 N/A This is not a program priority at this time. No
DOI BLM Application for Land for Recreation and Public Purposes The BLM uses the information to determine if an individual is eligible to make a desert-land entry under the Desert Land Act as amended (43 U.S.C. 231, 321 et seq.), for agricultural purposes. Not-for-profit institutions 25 1004-0012 N/A The information collection is specific to each individual applicant and does not lend itself to standard forms and/or formats. This is not a program priority at this time. No
DOI/BLM BLM Range Improvement Permit This form is used by permittees authorized to graze livestock on the public rangelands to apply for BLM approval to construct or maintain range improvements on the public lands. Rangeland improvements authorized under the permit are to facilitate the handling and the care of livestock on the rangeland. Examples of the range improvements are: Corrals, loading shutes, creep feeder, temporary storage, and trough for hauled water, etc. Structural and nonstructural improvements that are permanent in nature and could facilitate multiple use management of public lands are authorized under a cooperative range improvement permit. Farms 60 1004-0019 N/A All documentation needed for the transaction do not conform to electronic use. No
DOI BLM Color-of-Title Application Form The BLM collects and uses the information to determine if an applicant meets the statutory requirements of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act and regulations. The Act provides that any individual, group, or corporation who has evidence giving the appearance of having title to public lands which are administered by the BLM and legal title to the lands remains vested in the United States may file a color-of-title claim. Any applicant who satisfied all requirements for a class 1 or class 2 claim will receive a patent conveying clear title to the lands upon payment of the sale price. Individuals or households 20 1004-0029 N/A The information collection is specific to each individual applicant and does not lend itself to standard forms and/or formats. No
DOI/BLM BLM Oil and Gas Lease Transfers by Assignment or Operating Rights (Sublease) Forms 3000-3 and 3000-3a are used by individuals, corporations, and small businesses to transfer interest in oil and gas or geothermal leases by assignment of record title or transfer of operating rights (sublease) in oil and gas or geothermal leases under the terms of mineral leasing. Business or other for-profit 20000 1004-0034 N/A These are non-form transactions and do not conform to electronic use. No
DOI/BLM BLM Application for Transportation and Utility Systems and Facility Title XI of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act requires the use of a consolidated form by the Departments of Agriculture, Interior, and Transportation in connection with applications of right-of-way. The agencies will determine the validity of uses proposed by private individuals and other qualified proponents from information provided by the proponent on the application form (SF-299). Business or other for-profit 4900 1004-0060 N/A All documentation needed for the transaction do not conform to electronic use. No
DOI BLM Coal Management -- 43 CFR Group 3400 The regulations provide for the leasing and management of Federal coal. BLM uses the information to administer the Federal Coal Management. Business or other for-profit 1281 1004-0073 N/A The signed form is a legally binding contract, which includes attachment of special stipulations that are based on unique on-the-ground conditions that are applicable to only that particular contract. No
DOI BLM Mineral Materials Disposal -- 43 CFR 3600 and 43 CFR 3610 BLM disposes of mineral materials, such as sand, gravel, and petrified wood, under the provisions of the Materials Act of 1947, as amended. BLM uses the information contained in this collection to: (1) Determine if the sale of materials is in the public interest, (2) mitigate environmental impacts of mineral development, (3) get fair market value of material sold, and (4) prevent trespass removal of the resource. BLM also uses the information to determine whether to issue testing/sampling permits to determine the extent of mineral materials in specific areas. Business or other for-profit 2700 1004-0103 N/A The signed form represents a legally binding contract which includes attachment of stipulations based on unique on-the-ground situations applicable to that particular contract. No
DOI BLM Payments in Lieu of Taxes (43 CFR 1881) The information requested is statutorily required to compute payments due units of general local government under the PILT Act (31 U.S.C. 6901-6907). The Act requires that the Governor of each State furnish a statement as to the amounts paid to units of general local government under 11 receipt-sharing statutes in the prior fiscal year. State, Local or Tribal Government 50 1004-0109 N/A Automation requires agreement and cooperation of all 50 respondents. The level of effort to incorporate business rules and edits into an electronic form is not cost-effective for 50 transactions. No
DOI BLM Leasing of Solid Minerals Other Than Coal and Oil Shale: 43 CFR Part 3500 through 3590 The regulation at 43 CFR Parts 3500 through 3590 provide for the leasing of solid minerals other than coal and oil shale. The Bureau of Land Management needs the information to determine who is conducting operations on the public lands and that said operations are conducted in a manner that is consistent with the regulations and environmental requirements in accordance with the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act. Business or other for-profit 276 1004-0121 N/A We do not have program funding available for developing an electronic system. Most of our leases are existing and presently maintained on paper. All of this documentation would need to be converted to an electronic form if we were to change. No
DOI BLM Permit Fee Envelope This form is used to collect campground fees at designated fee recreation sites. Affected publics are those who wish to use the facilities and thereby are required to pay a fee by means of the permit envelope. The use of the form is necessary as it is not practical to have manned entrance stations to collect the fees at each campground site. Individuals or households 1900000 1004-0133 N/A These are fee envelopes for campgrounds. We collect checks and cash on campground sites. It is cost prohibitive to provide computer resources at each campground site for electronic submissions. No
DOI BLM Non-Form Items Federal and Indian (except Osage) oil and gas operators and operating rights owners are required to retain and/or provide data so that proposed operations may be approved or compliance with granted approvals may be monitored. Business or other for-profit 193855 1004-0134 N/A Records, diagrams, logs are under purview of operators and lessees. No
DOI BLM Conveyance of Federally Owned Mineral Interest -- 43 CFR 2720 Section 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act gives the BLM authority to convey mineral interest owned by the U.S. where the surface is or will be in non-Federal ownership if there is no known mineral values in the land or reservation of the minerals is interfering with or precluding appropriate non-mineral development and non-mineral development is a more beneficial use. The information collected assures the applicant is the surface owner and that other requirements are met. Individuals or households 13 1004-0153 N/A Answers are specific to the applicant and is not a program priority. No
DOI BLM Right-of-Way Cost Reimbursement Procedures -- Title 43 CFR Subpart 2808 Section 304(b) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 authorizes BLM to require reimbursement for reasonable costs with respect to applications for rights-of-way. The information collection requirements at 43 CFR 2808.3 are necessary for BLM to determine a reasonable level of reimbursement. Business or other for-profit 14 1004-0157 N/A Acquisition of this data is on an application specific basis and does not lend itself to standard forms or format. No
DOI BLM Report of Road Use This form is required in accordance with 43 CFR 2812.5-2. Payment to the United States for road use to provide specific reporting information necessary to determine payments and monitor and verify road use authorization over O. and C. and Coos Bay Revested Lands. Business or other for-profit 400 1004-0168 N/A The form will be made available electronically by 12/2002 but would need to submitted paper-based due to the confidentiality of the material. No
DOI BLM Use and Occupancy -- 43 CFR 3715 The rule provides field managers with a set of tools that will permit management of fencing and occupancy and creates a review and approval process for new uses and occupancies. It sets standards of practice for all uses and occupancies, provides for inspection and enforcement of new and existing occupancies, provides for appeals, and incorporates criminal penalties. The rule makes maximum use of existing State and Federal regulatory requirements and complements the existing surface management rules found at 43 CFR 3802 and 3809. Business or other for-profit 280 1004-0169 N/A Mine and Exploration plans are graphic intensive documents that require substantial capital investment by operators (training, computer hardware and software). Cost prohibitive. No
DOI BLM Generic Clearance for Customer Comment Cards The BLM proposed to use voluntary customer comment cards to identify: service needs of customer, strengths and weakness of service, ideas or suggestions for improvement of services from our customers, barriers to achieving customer service standards, and changes to customer service standards. Cards will be available for general customers with specific programmatic cards in the following areas: rights-of-way, lands management transaction, recreational permittees, mining claim recordation, oil and gas leases, information access center, recreational and educational users, and grazing permits and leases. Individuals or households 10000 1004-0172 N/A Currently, there are no plans to offer the surveys electronically due to the target audience. At this time, an electronic option would interfere with achieving a statistically valid response. No
DOI BLM Surface Management Activities Under The General Mining Law, Regulations At 43 CFR 3802 And 3809 The two sets of regulations 43 CFR 3802 and 3809 manage hard rock mineral exploration and development on the Public Lands and Federal interest in lands. 43 CFR Subpart 3802-Exploration and Mining, Wilderness Review Program establishes the two levels of activity by claimants or operators who want to conduct exploration or mining operations in an area of public lands undergoing wilderness study. 43 CFR Subpart 3809-Surface Management. These regulations regulate prospecting, exploration and development of valuable mineral deposits in Federal lands. Business or other for-profit 750 1004-0176 N/A Mine and Exploration plans are graphic intense documents that require substantial capital investment by operators (training, computer hardware and software). Cost prohibitive. No
DOI BLM Generic Clearance for Customer Surveys BLM is proposing a new information collection for determining the satisfaction of its customers with its programs and services. A currently approved collection (1004-0172) covered all survey instruments, both customer comment cards and telephone surveys, and the use of focus groups to determine what questions to ask and comments to solicit. The new collection will concern only customer surveys specific programs. The anticipated programs/customers for survey are: Wild Horse and Burro: Grazing Permittees, Information Access Center Users, Land Management Transactions, Mining Claimants, Oil and Gas Lessees, and Recreation. Business or other for-profit 13000 1004-0181 N/A Currently, there are no plans to offer the surveys electronically due to the target audience. At this time, an electronic option would interfere with achieving a statistically valid response. No
DOI BLM Alaska Reindeer Grazing -- 43 CFR 4300 BLM needs to collect information from Alaska Native permittees under its Reindeer Grazing Program to assess the compatibility of grazing on the land with the multiple-use objectives for the area. Individuals or households 6 1004-0182 N/A We have a low number of permits administered (15) and very few new applications received. This activity is due to the unavailability of open public lands suitable for reindeer grazing activities in Alaska. No
DOI BLM Indian Allotment Regulations BLM issues trust patents to qualified Indians who apply for allotments on public lands or public domain lands within national forests. BLM uses the information described in the regulations at 43 CFR 2530 to: (1) Process applications for allotments and patents, (2) determine the qualifications of individual Indians to hold allotments and patents, (3) process applications for extensions of time to file various information, and (4) notify applicants of the need for additional data or for public notification of proposed approval of the application. Individuals or households 16 1004-0190 N/A Due to the small number of applications received annually, this is not a priority at this time. No
DOI BLM Alaska Veteran's Native Allotment Regulations and Application Form, Public Law 105-276 On October 21, 1998, Public Law 105-276 was enacted. Sec. 432, Open Season For Certain Alaska Native Veterans For Allotments, requires BLM Alaska to solicit information on an application form to determine if applicants meet the requirements of the law to obtain 160 acres of federal land. The information received in the application will enable BLM to adjudicate these applications for the estimated number of veterans expected to apply, approximately 1,100 individuals. Individuals or households 732 1004-0191 N/A The application period for applying with the form is January 31, 2002, and most of the applicants do not have any type of electronic access even if it were made available on a web site. No
DOI BLM Generic Clearance for Customer Surveys for Stakeholders/Partners and State and Local Government The BLM proposed to use a new information collection for determining the satisfaction of its customers with its program and services. A currently approved collection (1004-0181) covered all survey instruments, both customer comment cards and telephone surveys, and the use of focus groups to determine what questions to ask and comments to solicit. The new collection will concern only customer survey specific programs. The anticipated programs/customers for survey are: State and Local Governments and Stakeholders and Partners. State, Local or Tribal Government 1720 1004-0193 N/A Currently, there are no plans to offer the surveys electronically due to the target audience. At this time, an electronic option would interfere with achieving a statistically valid response. No
DOI BLM Jobs-in-the-Woods Employment Evaluation Four items of information will be requested in each Jobs-in-the-Woods contract issued. Contractors must respond to these questions as a condition of final payment on their contracts. The information collected will be used to gauge the effectiveness of the Jobs-in-the-Woods program in restoring forest ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest and in employing workers displaced by decreased timber logging rates. Business or other for-profit 200 1004-0173 N/A Information is collected only once/contract. No
DOI BOR Recreation Use Data Report This information will allow Reclamation to evaluate program and management effectiveness of existing recreation and concessionaire resources and facilities and validate effective public use of managed recreation resources located on Reclamation project lands in the 17 Western States. In addition, Reclamation will develop a set of recreation and concession management practices for comparison purposes against other known best business practices. State, Local or Tribal Government 535 1006-0002 01/2002   No
DOI BOR Crop Acreage and Yields and Water Distribution The annual crop census is taken on all Bureau of Reclamation projects, along with collection of related statistics, primarily for use in administering, managing, and evaluating the Federal reclamation program. The census is used to assist in the administration of repayment and water service contracts. It provides data for Class l equivalency and irrigator ability-to-pay computations. Crop production data are used to analyze the double subsidy on reclamation projects. In recent years, it has been used to provide data for administration of international trade agreements. Farms 25225 1006-0001 09/2001   No
DOI BOR Individual Landholder's Certification and Reporting Forms for Acreage Limitation -- 43 CFR Part 426 and 43 CFR Part 428 This information collection requires certain landholders and farm operators to complete forms demonstrating their compliance with the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation law. These forms establish each landholder's status with respect to landownership limitations, full-cost pricing thresholds, lease requirements, and other provisions of Federal reclamation law. Title II of Public Law 97-293 and regulations 43 CFR part 426. Farms 19202 1006-0005 Unknown All forms should be available in "pdf" format by 10/2003. Electronic submission/signature will not. That would require 275 non-Federal districts that distribute/collect RRA forms to be electronic capable - an unfunded mandate. Yes
DOI BOR Lower Colorado River Well Inventory The Bureau of Reclamation desires to inventory wells along the lower Colorado River to ensure that all Colorado River water use conforms to applicable laws and regulations and is accurately accounted for. This will affect every well owner and operator along the lower Colorado River in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Individuals or households 1000 1006-0014 Unknown This is a USGS process, not a BOR process. No
DOI BOR Certification Summary Form, Reporting Summary Form for Acreage Limitation -- 43 CFR Part 426 and 43 CFR Part 428 These forms are to be used by water district offices to summarize individual landholder certification and reporting forms as required by the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (title II of Public Law 97-293) and regulations 43 CFR part 426. State, Local or Tribal Government 276 1006-0006 N/A The private sector has created electronic versions. Accordingly, there are no plans for Reclamation to duplicate that effort. Regardless, less than 300 districts are required to submit these forms. No
DOI FWS Federal Fish and Wildlife License/Permit Application, Migratory Birds The information collected will be used by the Service to evaluate permit applications and make decisions, according to criteria established in various Federal wildlife conservation statutes and regulations, on the issuance, suspension, revocation, or denial of permits. Individuals or households 115172 1018-0022 2001- Posted to the Internet   Yes - Date TBD
DOI FWS Information Collection in Support of Grant Programs Authorized by the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) As agent for the North American Wetlands Conservation Council, the FWS solicits proposals for partnership-based projects to be funded under NAWCA: the proposals and subsequent grant agreements and reporting are the bases for the information collections. The NAWCA program is established to protect and enhance significant wetlands resources for migratory birds and other wildlife. Not-for-profit institutions 150 1018-0100 Unknown Policy guidelines for electronic submission of proposals have not been established. As soon as these guidelines are in place, we will start planning for an electronic alternative. No
DOI FWS Certification of Hunting and Fishing License Holders The Federal Aid in Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act provides that grant funds are apportioned to States in accordance with a prescribed formula. One factor of the formula for each Act is the number of paid fishing/hunting license holders in each State. The Act requires the State fish and game departments to certify the number of paid license holders prior to the fiscal year for which the apportionment is made. Also required is information on hunting/fishing license sales. The license sale information is documented on the summary form. State, Local or Tribal Government 50 1018-0007 Unknown Agency is considering automating this transaction. However, agency plans for electronic submission have not been fully evaluated to project due dates. No
DOI FWS Mourning Dove Call-Count Survey The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.), as amended, authorizes and directs the Secretary of the Interior to determine to what extent migratory game birds may be hunted. For several species of game birds, including the mourning dove, this determination is based primarily on biological information gathered through surveys. For mourning doves, the essential information is collected by means of the Call-Count Survey. Federal Government 1062 1018-0010 N/A Automation of this transaction would not be cost-effective due to the small number of respondents with access to computers. No
DOI FWS Declaration For Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife The information requested is required to provide information about wildlife imports or exports, including products and parts, to facilitate enforcement of the Endangered Species Act and to carry out the provisions of the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Business or other for-profit 20448 1018-0012 N/A The majority of respondents do not have access to computers; thus offering electronic submission is not practical at this time. No
DOI FWS Special Use Permit Applications on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska covers 50 CFR 25.61, 26.22(b), 26.25, 36.33, 36.37, and 36.41. We must collect information from applicants for refuge special use permits to determine the applicant's eligibility for public use of refuge lands for specialized purposes. These include economic activities such as the operation of guiding and other visitor services on refuge by concessionaires or cooperators under appropriate contracts or legal agreements. Individuals or households 212 1018-0014 N/A The majority of respondents do not have access to computers; thus offering electronic submission is not practical at this time. No
DOI FWS Migratory Bird Harvest Surveys Migratory bird hunting is authorized throughout the United States including Alaska. Information on the magnitude and composition of the harvest is needed for sound management and to preclude over-harvest of the species involved. The forms used in these surveys provide the major part of that information. Individuals or households 3300000 1018-0015 N/A The majority of respondents do not have access to computers; thus offering electronic submission is not practical at this time. No
DOI FWS North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.), as amended, authorizes and directs the Secretary of the Interior to determine to what extent migratory game birds may be hunted. For several species of game birds, including the woodcock, this determination is based primarily on biological information gathered through surveys. For woodcock, the essential information is collected by means of the Singing Ground Survey. State, Local or Tribal Government 1500 1018-0019 N/A The majority of respondents do not have access to computers; thus offering electronic submission is not practical at this time. No
DOI FWS Sandhill Crane Harvest Survey Sandhill crane hunting is authorized in nine Midwestern States in the United States. Information on the magnitude of the harvest is needed for sound management and to preclude over- harvest of the species. The forms used in this survey provide the major part of that information. Individuals or households 7400 1018-0023 N/A The majority of respondents do not have access to computers; thus offering electronic submission is not practical at this time. No
DOI FWS Grant Agreement and Grant Amendment Agencies are required to use some type of grant agreement form as the legal instrument to transfer money, property, or services to State and/or local governments. Form 3-1552 is the Service's grant agreement form used to obligate funds for approved grant projects. Form 3-1592 is used to document changes or revisions to an approved project. State, Local or Tribal Government 56 1018-0049 N/A The majority of respondents do not have access to computers; thus offering electronic submission is not practical at this time. No
DOI FWS Marine Mammal Marking, Tagging, and Reporting Certificates Under authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Service added paragraph (f) to the regulations at 50 CFR 18.23 to gather data on the Native subsistence hunt for polar bear, sea otter, and walrus to determine what effect the harvest is having on these populations. This data will increase the Service's ability to manage these marine mammals. Individuals or households 1930 1018-0066 N/A The majority of respondents do not have access to computers; thus offering electronic submission is not practical at this time. No
DOI FWS Incidental Take of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities Application Data is needed to determine whether to allow an incidental taking of marine mammals incidental to specified activities (other than commercial fishing) and to monitor any authorized taking. The affected public is any U.S. citizen (including corporations organized under the laws of the United States and governmental units controlled by American citizens) that incidentally takes marine mammals. Business or other for-profit 5 1018-0070 N/A The majority of respondents do not have access to computers; thus offering electronic submission is not practical at this time. No
DOI FWS Fed. Subsistence Hunt Application, Designated Hunter, Fish/ Shellfish: 50 CFR 100 The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) and Fish and Wildlife Service regulations, in 50 CFR 100, require that persons engaged in taking fish and wildlife must comply with reporting provisions of the Federal Subsistence Board. Harvest activity must be reported. Individuals or households 6900 1018-0075 N/A The majority of respondents do not have access to computers; thus offering electronic submission is not practical at this time. No
DOI FWS Federal Fish and Wildlife License/Permit Application, Law Enforcement The information collected will be used by the service to evaluate applications and make decisions, according to criteria established in various Federal wildlife conservation statutes and regulations, on the issuance, suspension, revocation, or denial of permits. Individuals or households 14221 1018-0092 N/A The majority of respondents do not have access to computers; thus offering electronic submission is not practical at this time. No
DOI FWS Federal Fish and Wildlife License/Permit Application, Management Authority The information collected will be used by the Service to evaluate permit applications and make decisions, according to criteria established in various Federal wildlife conservation statutes and regulations, on the issuance, suspension, revocation, or denial of permits. Individuals or households 9832 1018-0093 N/A The majority of respondents do not have access to computers; thus offering electronic submission is not practical at this time. No
DOI FWS Federal Fish and Wildlife License Permit, Endangered Species These requirements implement the prohibitions and exceptions of the Endangered Species Act, except those concerning the Convention on International Trade in ES of Fauna and Flora. The ESA provides for the protection of listed species through establishments of programs for their recovery through prohibition of harmful activities. Individuals or households 1275 1018-0094 N/A The majority of respondents do not have access to computers; thus offering electronic submission is not practical at this time. No
DOI FWS Information Collection Requirements for Experimental Populations The Fish and Wildlife Service collects information on the status of threatened and endangered species reintroduced as "experimental populations" in order to document the success of introductions conducted to achieve recovery goals. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 provides for use of experimental populations designations under section 10(j). Individuals or households 44 1018-0095 N/A The majority of respondents do not have access to computers; thus offering electronic submission is not practical at this time. No
DOI FWS Information Collection Requirements for Experimental Populations, Mexican Wolf The Fish and Wildlife Service collection of information on the status of threatened and endangered species reintroduced as "experimental populations" in order to document the success of introductions conducted to achieve recovery goals. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 provides for use of experimental populations designations under section 10(j). Individuals or households 12 1018-0096 N/A The majority of respondents do not have access to computers; thus offering electronic submission is not practical at this time. No
DOI FWS Evaluation of Visitor Responses to Recreation Fee Demonstration Programs in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was one of the four Federal land management agencies mandated to implement the program and evaluate its impact on the visiting public. We designed this study to scientifically evaluate National Wildlife Refuge visitors reactions to changes in the fees and the impact the fees have on visitation. Individuals or households 2400 1018-0098 N/A The majority of respondents do not have access to computers; thus offering electronic submission is not practical at this time. No
DOI FWS Special Canada Goose Permit This regulation will allow State wildlife agencies to establish a Canada goose damage management program. The program is designed to provide a biologically sound and more cost effective method for the control of locally breeding (resident) Canada geese that pose a threat to health and human safety and are responsible for damage to personal property. The collection of information will be used to administer the program and in the issuance and monitoring of the permits. State, Local or Tribal Government 45 1018-0099 N/A The majority of respondents do not have access to computers; thus offering electronic submission is not practical at this time. No
DOI FWS Information Collection Requirements for Monitoring Peregine Falcons Once the Species Is Delisted The Service collects information on the status of peregrine falcons once the species is delisted. The monitoring is necessary in order to determine the recovery status of peregine in the wild and is necessary for a period of 5 years as mandated by section 4g of the ESA. State, Local or Tribal Government 20 1018-0101 N/A The majority of respondents do not have access to computers; thus offering electronic submission is not practical at this time. No
DOI FWS Special Use Permit Application on National Wildlife Refuges Outside Alaska The information collected will be used to determine the applicant's eligibility for public entry for specialized purposes, including economic activities of the natural resources of wildlife refuge areas that are otherwise prohibited when such activities are determined not to be incompatible with the purposes for which the refuge was established. Individuals or households 10000 1018-0102 N/A The majority of respondents do not have access to computers; thus offering electronic submission is not practical at this time. No
DOI FWS Conservation Order for Control of Mid-Continent Light Geese This regulation will authorize the Service to establish a conservation order for the management of mid-continent light geese. It will allow State wildlife management agencies to establish a mid-continent light goose management program. The program is designed to provide biologically sound and more cost effective and efficient overabundant migratory bird population management and could preclude the use of more drastic direct control programs. State, Local or Tribal Government 17 1018-0103 N/A The majority of respondents do not have access to computers; thus offering electronic submission is not practical at this time. No
DOI FWS Information Collection in Support of Grant Programs Authorized by the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) and Council As agent for the North American Wetlands Conservation Council, the FWS solicits proposals for partnership-based projects to be funded under the NAWCA: section 19 requires the Council to conduct monitoring and evaluation of the partnership-based projects to ensure that the program efficiently and effectively accomplishes the purpose of the Act. Projects solicited under this new Evaluation Grants Program are the basis for the request to make information collections. The NAWCA program is established to protect and enhance significant wetlands resources for migratory birds and other wildlife. Not-for-profit institutions 30 1018-0104 N/A The majority of respondents do not have access to computers; thus offering electronic submission is not practical at this time. No
DOI FWS Information Collection for Bald Eagle Monitoring The Service collects information on the status of delisted species for a minimum of 5 years after removing them from Endangered Species Act protections. The Service is proposing to remove the bald eagle in the lower 48 States from the list. State, Local or Tribal Government 60 1018-0105 N/A The majority of respondents do not have access to computers; thus offering electronic submission is not practical at this time. No
DOI FWS National Boating Infrastructure Grant Program Survey Voluntary Survey conducted by States to Boaters and Boat Access Providers to determine adequacy, number, location, and quality of facilities providing access to recreational waters for all sizes of recreational boats. Will allow states to determine current sites and future needs to develop a plan and to construct facilities for transient, nontrailerable recreational boats. State, Local or Tribal Government 45400 1018-0106 N/A The majority of respondents do not have access to computers; thus offering electronic submission is not practical at this time. No
DOI MMS Semiannual Well Test Report -- Form MMS-128 MMS uses the information to evaluate the results of well tests to determine if reservoirs are being depleted in a manner that will lead to the greatest ultimate recovery of hydrocarbons. We also use the information to evaluate and verify currently approved maximum production rates if assigned. Respondents are Federal OCS lessees and operators. Business or other for-profit 130 1010-0017 10/2002   Yes
DOI MMS Request for Reservoir Maximum Efficiency Rate (MER) -- Form MMS-127 The MMS uses this information to determine whether the lessee has correctly classified an oil or gas reservoir. This is an essential control mechanism which MMS would use to regulate production rates from each sensitive reservoir being actively produced. Respondents are OCS Federal oil and gas and sulphur lessees. Business or other for-profit 130 1010-0018 10/2002   Yes
DOI MMS Well Potential Test Report -- Form MMS-126 MMS uses the information for various environmental, reservoir, reserves, and conservation analyses, including determining the maximum rate at which oil and gas may be produced from certain oil and gas well completions. Respondents are Federal OCS lessees and operators. Business or other for-profit 130 1010-0039 10/2002   Yes
DOI MMS 30 CFR 250, Subpart K, Oil and Gas Production Rates MMS uses the information in its efforts to conserve natural resources, prevent waste, and protect correlative rights including the Government's royalty interest. The information is necessary to determine if produced gas can be economically put to beneficial use, to analyze the risks of transporting the liquid hydrocarbons against the value of the resource, and to account for volumes of flared gas and burned liquid hydrocarbons. Respondents are Outer Continental Shelf Federal oil and gas and sulphur lessees. Business or other for-profit 130 1010-0041 10/2002   Yes
DOI MMS Application for Permit to Drill -- Form MMS-123 MMS uses the information to determine the conditions of a drilling site to avoid hazards inherent in drilling operations. We use the information to evaluate the adequacy of respondents drilling, well-completion, well-workover, and well-abandonment plans and equipment to determine if the proposed operations will be conducted in an operationally safe manner that provides adequate protection for the environment, as well as to ensure conformance with lease provisions. Respondents are Federal OCS lessees and operations. Business or other for-profit 130 1010-0044 10/2002   Yes
DOI MMS Sundry Notices and Reports on Wells -- Form MMS-124 MMS uses the information to evaluate and approve or disapprove the adequacy of the equipment and/or procedures which lessees plan to use during production, well-completion, and well-workover operations, including deepening and plugging back. Respondents are Federal OCS oil, gas, and sulphur lessees and operations. Business or other for-profit 130 1010-0045 10/2002   Yes
DOI MMS Well Summary Report -- Form MMS-125 MMS uses the information to ensure we have accurate data and information on the wells under our jurisdiction and to ensure compliance with approved plans. The information is also used to evaluate remedial action in the event of well-control loss. Respondents are Federal OCS oil, gas, and sulphur lessees and operators. Business or other for-profit 130 1010-0046 10/2002   Yes
DOI MMS 30 CFR Part 251, Geological and Geophysical (G&G) Explorations of the OCS MMS uses the information to ensure there is no environmental degradation, personal harm, damage to historical or archaeological sites, or interference with other uses including to analyze and evaluate preliminary or planned drilling activities, to monitor progress and activities in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), to acquire G&G data and information, and to determine eligibility for reimbursement. Respondents are OCS oil, gas and sulphur permittees and notice filers. Business or other for-profit 150 1010-0048 10/2002   Yes
DOI MMS Performance Measures Data Form -- Form MMS-131 MMS uses the information to evaluate the effect of industry's continued improvement of safety and environmental management in the OCS. We can better focus its regulatory and research programs on areas where the performance measures indicate that operators are having difficulty meeting MMS expectation. We should be more effective in leveraging its resources by redirecting research efforts, promoting appropriate regulatory initiatives, and shifting inspection program emphasis. The performance measures will also give us a verifiable gauge against which we can begin to judge the reasonableness of the company request. Business or other for-profit 100 1010-0112 10/2002   Yes
DOI MMS General -- 30 CFR 250, Subpart A The Minerals Management Service uses the information to ensure that operations in the OCS are carried out in a manner that is safe, pollution free, and does not interfere with the rights of other users in the OCS. Respondents are OCS Federal oil and gas and sulphur lessees or State lessees requesting right-of-use and easement on the OCS. Business or other for-profit 131 1010-0114 10/2002   Yes
DOI MMS Supplemental APD Information Sheet -- Form MMS-123S MMS uses the information to determine the conditions of a drilling site to avoid hazards inherent in drilling operations. We use the information to evaluate the adequacy of respondents' drilling, well-completion, well-workover, and well-abandonment plans and equipment to determine if the proposed operations will be conducted in an operationally safe manner that provides adequate protection for the environment. Respondents are Federal OCS lessees and operators. Business or other for-profit 130 1010-0131 10/2002   Yes
DOI MMS Weekly Activity Report -- Form MMS-133 MMS uses the information to monitor the conditions of a well and status of drilling operations and to analyze and evaluate proposed revisions to applications for a permit to drill in order to make quick and informed decisions on the requests. Respondents are Federal OCS lessees and operators. Business or other for-profit 130 1010-0132 10/2002   Yes
DOI MMS Oil and Gas Well-Workover Operations -- 30 CFR 250, Subpart F The Minerals Management Service uses the information to evaluate and approve or disapprove the adequacy of equipment and/or procedures to be used during the conduct of well-workover operations. This is necessary to prevent the hazards inherent in well-workover operations and to increase the margin of safety of personnel and the environment. Respondents are outer continental shelf Federal oil and gas or sulphur lessees. Business or other for-profit 130 1010-0043 10/2003   Yes
DOI MMS 30 CFR 250, Subpart B, Exploration and Development and Production Plans MMS uses the information to analyze and evaluate planned operations in the OCS to ensure that they will not adversely affect the marine, coastal, or human environment and that they conserve the resources of the OCS and are carried out in a manner that is safe, pollution free, and does not interfere with the rights of other users in the OCS. Respondents are OCS Federal oil and gas and sulphur lessees. Business or other for-profit 130 1010-0049 10/2003   Yes
DOI MMS 30 CFR 250, Subpart J, Pipelines and Pipeline Rights-of-way MMS uses the information to ensure that pipelines are planned, installed, operated, and maintained in a manner that is safe, protects the environment, and prevents waste. Respondents are Federal OCS oil and gas and sulphur lessees and pipeline right-of way holders. Business or other for-profit 236 1010-0050 10/2003   Yes
DOI MMS Oil and Gas Production Measurement, Surface Commingling, and Security -- 30 CFR 250, Subpart L The Minerals Management Service (MMS) needs the information to evaluate equipment and/or procedures and to approve or disapprove this equipment and/or procedures for use during offshore production measurement and commingling operations. Respondents are Federal OCS oil, gas, and sulphur lessees/operators. Business or other for-profit 130 1010-0051 10/2003   Yes
DOI MMS 30 CFR 250, Subpart D, Oil and Gas Drilling Operations MMS uses the information to determine the conditions of a drilling site. This is necessary to prevent the hazards inherent in drilling operations and to increase the margin of safety of personnel and the environment. Respondents are outer continental shelf Federal oil and gas and sulphur lessees. Business or other for-profit 130 1010-0053 10/2003   Yes
DOI MMS Pollution Prevention and Control -- 30 CFR 250, Subpart C MMS collects the information to determine whether an OCS facility will have a significant effect on the air quality and readiness of an offshore lessee to prevent or contain pollution in offshore waters. Respondents are outer continental shelf Federal oil and gas and sulphur lessees. Business or other for-profit 147 1010-0057 10/2003   Yes
DOI MMS Platforms and Structures -- 30 CFR 250, Subpart I The MMS uses the information to determine the structural integrity of offshore structures and to ensure that such integrity will be maintained throughout the useful life of the structures. Respondents are oil and gas lessees in the Outer Continental Shelf. Business or other for-profit 130 1010-0058 10/2003   Yes
DOI MMS Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems -- 30 CFR 250, Subpart H MMS uses the information to evaluate and approve or disapprove equipment and/or procedures to be used during operations on production platforms offshore. Respondents are Federal oil, gas, and sulphur lessees in the Outer Continental Shelf. Business or other for-profit 130 1010-0059 10/2003   Yes
DOI MMS 30 CFR 250, Subpart E, Oil and Gas Well-Completion Operations MMS uses the information to evaluate and approve or disapprove the adequacy of equipment and/or procedures to be used during the conduct of well-completion operations. This is necessary to prevent the hazards inherent in well-completion operations and to increase the margin of safety of personnel and the environment. Respondents are outer continental shelf Federal oil and gas or sulphur lessees and operators. Business or other for-profit 130 1010-0067 10/2003   Yes
DOI MMS Relief or Reducation in Royalty Rates -- 30 CFR Part 203 Respondents provide the MMS with information that lets MMS decide whether the granting of a royalty relief request will result in the ultimate production of resources that would not be produced without relief. The application must contain sufficient financial, economic, reservoir, geologic and geophysical, and production and engineering information to determine whether the decision to grant relief will increase in resource recovery, augment receipts to the Federal Treasury, and provide for reasonable returns on project investments. Business or other for-profit 130 1010-0071 10/2003   Yes
DOI MMS Prospecting for Minerals Other Than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur in the OCS -- 30 CFR Part 280 The MMS uses the information to ensure there is no environmental degradation, personal harm, damage to historical or archaeological sites, or interference with other uses including analyzing and evaluating preliminary or planned drilling activities, to monitor progress and activities in the OCS, to acquire G&G data and information, and to determine eligibility for reimbursement. Respondents are hard mineral permittees and notice filers in the Outer Continental Shelf. Business or other for-profit 1 1010-0072 10/2003   Yes
DOI MMS 30 CFR 250, Subpart o, Training MMS uses the information to determine if certain OCS personnel are adequately trained in order to minimize the hazards and increase safety of personnel working in drilling, well-completion well-workover, and production operations. Respondents are Outer Continental Shelf Federal oil and gas and sulphur lessees and training organizations. Business or other for-profit 182 1010-0078 10/2003   Yes
DOI MMS Abandonment of Wells -- 30 CFR 250, Subpart G MMS uses the information to determine the necessity for allowing a well to be temporarily abandoned and that the temporary abandonment will not pose a threat to other users of the seabed. We also use the information to verify that the lessee/operator is diligently pursuing final disposition of a well and has performed the temporary plugging of the wellbore and marked the location. Respondents are Federal lessees and operators on the Outer Continental Shelf. Business or other for-profit 130 1010-0079 10/2003   Yes
DOI MMS Sulphur Operations -- 30 CFR 250, Subpart P The MMS uses the information to ascertain the adequacy and safety of procedures and equipment to minimize the hazards inherent in OCS operations and to increase the margin of safety of personnel and the environment. Respondents are Federal OCS sulphur lessees. Business or other for-profit 1 1010-0086 10/2003   Yes
DOI MMS 30 CFR Part 254, Oil-Spill Response Requirements for Facilities Located Seaward of the Coast Line The collection of information is contained in a final rule to implement provisions of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. The MMS needs the information to ensure compliance with the Act. The MMS uses the information to determine effectiveness of spill-response capability, to verify that state plans meet the minimum OPA requirements, to oversee spill-response efforts, to assess efforts to prevent oil spills or substantial threats, etc. Respondents are owners or operators of facilities located in both State and Federal waters seaward of the coast line. Business or other for-profit 193 1010-0091 10/2003   Yes
DOI MMS 30 CFR 250, Subpart O-Well Control & Production Safety Training The MMS uses the information to determine if certain OCS personnel are adequately trained in order to minimize the hazards and increase safety of personnel working in drilling, well-completion, well-workover, and production operations. Respondents are OCS Federal oil and gas and sulphur lessees. Business or other for-profit 130 1010-0128 10/2003   Yes
DOI MMS Further Implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding The MMS uses the information to determine whether the Department of the Interior or the Department of Transportation has regulatory responsibility for pipelines that are installed, operated, and maintained in a way to ensure the safety of personnel, protect the environment, and prevent waste. We will use the information to determine the demarcation point where pipelines are subject to MMS regulatory responsibility. Respondents are outer continental shelf Federal oil and gas lease designated operators and transportation pipeline operators. Business or other for-profit 225 1010-0134 10/2003   Yes
MMS MMS 30 CFR 250, Subpart Q-Decommissioning Activities MMS uses the information to (1) determine the necessity for well temporary abandonment and that temporary abandonment will not be a significant threat to other uses of the OCS; (2) verify that respondents are diligently pursuing the final disposition of a well and have performed temporary plugging of the wellbore, (3) ensure platform or pipeline removal activities are properly performed, and (4) to ensure that decommissioning a platform in place will not be a hazard to navigation and commercial fishing operations or interfere with other uses of the OCS. Respondents are Outer Continental Shelf Federal oil and gas and sulphur lessees. Business or other for-profit 130 1010-0142 10/2003   Yes
DOI MMS Leasing of Sulphur or Oil and Gas in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) -- 30 CFR Part 256 The MMS uses the information to determine if the applicant filing for a lease in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) is qualified to hold such a lease, to verify qualification of bidders and eligibility of joint bidders, and to verify lessees have adequate bonding coverage. Respondents are Federal OCS sulphur or oil and gas lessees and bidders on OCS sales. Business or other for-profit 130 1010-0006 10/2004 Issues with Legal, digital signature and multiple database joins ---Completion dates contingent upon results of FY2001 OMM E-Gov Requirements Analysis. Yes
DOI MMS Unitization -- 30 CFR 250, Subpart M MMS uses the information to determine if the operation under the unit agreement will conserve natural resources, prevent waste, and protect correlative rights and Government interests. Respondents are Federal lessees and operators on the Outer Continental Shelf. Business or other for-profit 130 1010-0068 10/2004 Issues with Legal and digital signatures ---Completion dates contingent upon results of FY2001 OMM E-Gov Requirements Analysis. Yes
DOI MMS Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for Offshore Facilities -- 30 CFR Part 253 The MMS needs the information to confirm that applicants can pay for cleanup and damages from oil spill discharges of more than 1,000 barrels, to determine if the risk of a lesser amount of an oil spill discharge would warrant a showing of financial responsibility, to establish eligibility of applicants for a Certification of Oil Spill Financial Responsibility, and as a reference source for claims associated with oil pollution from designated offshore facilities. Business or other for-profit 600 1010-0106 10/2004 Issues with Legal, digital signature and multiple database joins ---Completion dates contingent upon results of FY2001 OMM E-Gov Requirements Analysis. Yes
DOI MMS Oil Transportation Allowances When a company or an individual enters into a lease to explore, develop, produce, and dispose of oil from Indian lands, that company or individual agrees to pay the Indian tribe or allottee a share (royalty) of the value received from the production of the leased lands. To determine whether the amount of royalty tendered represents the proper royalty due, it is first necessary to establish the proper value of the oil that is being sold or otherwise disposed of in some other manner, as well as the proper costs associated with allowable deductions. Business or other for-profit 3 1010-0061 Unknown MMS Royalties goal is to offer electronic submission for all our transactions well before the 10/2003 deadline. However, a production date has not been planned yet for this transaction. No
DOI MMS Payor Information Form - Solid Minerals The information on Form MMS-4030 is used to establish a database of new payors/leases, lease-level (rent, advance and minimum royalty) obligations, other royalty/lease data, and to change existing royalty/lease data on AFS/CRD. Business or other for-profit 130 1010-0064 Unknown May eliminate this IC. No
DOI MMS Net Profit Share Leases The net profit share lease (NPSL) bidding system was established to properly balance a fair market return to the Federal Government for the lease of its lands with a fair profit to companies risking their investment capital. The system provides an incentive for early and expeditious exploration and development and provides for a sharing of the risks by the lessee and the Government. Business or other for-profit 11 1010-0073 Unknown We are evaluating this transaction for conversion to assess the risks and costs. We will, if at all feasible, offer an electronic alternative for submitting data by 10/2003. No
DOI MMS Coal Washing and Transportation Allowances When a company or an individual enters into a lease to explore, develop, produce, and dispose of coal from Indian lands, that company or individual agrees to pay the Indian tribe or allottee a share (royalty) of the value received from production from the leased lands. To determine whether the amount of royalty tendered represents the proper royalty due, it is first necessary to establish the proper value of the coal that is being sold or disposed of in some other manner, as well as the proper costs associated with allowable deductions. Business or other for-profit 5 1010-0074 Unknown We are evaluating this transaction for conversion to assess the risks and costs. We will, if at all feasible, offer an electronic alternative for submitting data by 10/2003. No
DOI MMS Gas Processing and Transportation Allowances Under certain circumstances, lessees are authorized to deduct from royalty payments the reasonable actual costs of transporting the royalty portion of produced minerals from the lease to a processing or sales point not in the immediate lease area. Transportation allowances are a part of the product valuation process which the MMS uses to determine if the lessee is reporting and paying the proper royalty amount. When gas is processed for the recovery of gas plant products, lessees may claim a processing allowance. The MMS normally will accept the cost as stated in the lessee's arm. Business or other for-profit 65 1010-0075 Unknown We are evaluating this transaction for conversion to assess the risks and costs. We will, if at all feasible, offer an electronic alternative for submitting data by 10/2003. Yes
DOI MMS Stripper Royalty Rate Reduction Notification To encourage continued production, provide an incentive for enhanced oil recovery projects, discourage abandonment of properties producing less than 15 barrels of oil per well-day, and reduce the operator's expenses, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will grant royalty rate reductions to operators of stripper oil properties. Operators are then required to notify the MMS of the reduced royalty rate. Business or other for-profit 800 1010-0090 Unknown We are evaluating this transaction for conversion to assess the risks and costs. We will, if at all feasible, offer an electronic alternative for submitting data by 10/2003. No
DOI MMS Request to Exceed Regulatory Allowance Limitation The MMS Royalty Management Program is proposing to continue the use of Form MMS-4393, Request to Exceed Regulatory Allowance Limitation, to be used by royalty payors on Federal of Indian mineral leases. The payors will use the form when requesting MMS approval to exceed established transportation of processing allowance limits. Business or other for-profit 75 1010-0095 Unknown We are evaluating this transaction for conversion to assess the risks and costs. We will, if at all feasible, offer an electronic alternative for submitting data by 10/2003. No
DOI MMS Office of Indian Royalty Assistance (OIRA) Customer Satisfaction Survey Postcard The information collected will be used by MMS/OIRA management to determine the effectiveness of the office and to develop and implement any new procedures that may be required by the comments received. Individuals or households 60 1010-0098 Unknown We are evaluating this transaction for conversion to assess the risks and costs. We will, if at all feasible, offer an electronic alternative for submitting data by 10/2003. No
DOI MMS Safety Net Report The safety net calculation established the minimum value for royalty purposes. The information collection will assist the Indian lessor in receiving all the royalties that are due and aid MMS in its compliance efforts. Business or other for-profit 140 1010-0103 Unknown We are evaluating this transaction for conversion to assess the risks and costs. We will, if at all feasible, offer an electronic alternative for submitting data by 10/2003. No
DOI MMS Certification for Not Performing Accounting for Comparison (Dual Accounting) To not perform dual accounting, a lessee must certify, using form MMS-4410, Certification for Not Performing Accounting for Comparison, that the gas was never processed prior to entering the pipeline with an index located in an index zone or into a mainline pipeline not in an index zone. Business or other for-profit 720 1010-0104 Unknown We are evaluating this transaction for conversion to assess the risks and costs. We will, if at all feasible, offer an electronic alternative for submitting data by 10/2003. Yes - Date TBD
DOI MMS Designation of Royalty Payment Responsibility When a payor pays royalties on a Federal lease on behalf of a lessee, RSFA requires that the lessee certify to MMS in writing that a particular payor has been designated by the lessee to make such royalty and related payments to MMS on behalf of the lessee. RSFA made this payor designation requirement effective for lease production beginning September 1, 1996. Business or other for-profit 11500 1010-0107 Unknown States are submitting application and background information. Yes - Date TBD
DOI MMS Indian Crude Oil Valuation Report The information collection associated with this rulemaking effort will allow a decreased reliance on oil posted prices, develop valuation rules that better reflect market value, and add more certainty to valuing oil produced from Indian lands. Business or other for-profit 337 1010-0113 Unknown We are evaluating this transaction for conversion to assess the risks and costs. We will, if at all feasible, offer an electronic alternative for submitting data by 10/2003. Consider combining OMB Control Numbers 1010-0113, 1010-0136, and 1010-0138. Yes
DOI MMS Bids and Financial Statements for Sale of Royalty Oil and Gas (RIK Pilots) MMS uses this information to (1) document adherence to the public competitive process required for sale of Federal royalty (RIK) oil or gas, (2) help protect RIK production before, during and after any sale, and (3) help assure a fair return on RIK product production sold. Business or other for-profit 79 1010-0129 Unknown The electronic alternative for this transaction is in the RIK pilot. A production date will be determine when pilot testing is complete. Yes
DOI MMS Federal Oil Valuation The information collection associated with this rulemaking effort will allow a decreased reliance on oil posted prices, develop valuation rules that better reflect market value, and add more certainty to valuing oil produced from Federal lands. Business or other for-profit 45 1010-0136 Unknown We are evaluating this transaction for conversion to assess the risks and costs. We will, if at all feasible, offer an electronic alternative for submitting data by 10/2003. Consider combining OMB Control Numbers 1010-0113, 1010-0136, and 1010-0138. Yes
DOI MMS Indian Crude Oil Valuation Report The information collections associated with this rulemaking effort provides for the proper valuation of oil from Indian Leases. Business or other for-profit 225 1010-0138 Unknown We are evaluating this transaction for conversion to assess the risks and costs. We will, if at all feasible, offer an electronic alternative for submitting data by 10/2003. Consider combining OMB Control Numbers 1010-0113, 1010-0136, and 1010-0138. Yes
DOI MMS Cooperative Agreements States and Tribes wishing to do royalty audits in cooperation with MMS must submit to the MMS Director a request to be considered for a cooperative agreement. State, Local or Tribal Government 17 1010-0087 N/A Application and background information from our partners. No
DOI MMS Delegation of Authority to States RSFA amendments to section 205 of FOGRMA now provide that the Minerals Management Service (MMS) may delegate other Federal royalty management functions to requesting States. Business or other for-profit 4010 1010-0088 N/A Application and background information. No states electing to perform our functions to date. No
DOI MMS Training and Outreach Evaluation Questionnaires The MMS Royalty Management Program (RMP) uses training and outreach evaluation questionnaires to survey customers about the training/outreach sessions they've attended. Business or other for-profit 1260 1010-0110 N/A Training evaluation form handed out immediately at the conclusion of a training class. No
DOI MMS Preliminary Statement of Issues and Fee Waiver OHA and MMS are proposing to amend regulations concerning the conduct of administrative appeals. The Secretary is responsible for the collection of royalties from leases producing minerals from Federal and Indian lands. When noncompliance is identified, MMS issues an order to gain compliance: these orders can be appealed. RSFA provided time lines and other changes to the current appeals process involving Federal oil and gas leases. Business or other for-profit 400 1010-0121 N/A This is a narrative statement that is filed at the start of an appeal. No
DOI MMS Filing Sureties The data contained in an appellants' audited consolidated balance sheet will be used by MMS to determine whether that person is financially solvent within the meaning of section 4 of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Simplification and Fairness Act of 1996. Business or other for-profit 300 1010-0122 N/A Bonding/banking industries require original documents be filed. No
DOI MMS Issuing Orders Requested by Indian Lessors The Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (FOGRMA), 30 U.S.C. 1701 et seq., states in section 101(a) that the Secretary "...shall establish a comprehensive inspection, collection, and fiscal and production accounting and auditing system...." In order to accomplish these tasks, Indian lessors need a procedure for requesting the Secretary to issue orders for payments or reports. MMS has developed a proposed rule at 30 CFR part 242, subpart C, to establish procedures for requesting orders. The information collected from Indian lessors will be used to meet the requirements of FOGRMA. Business or other for-profit 12 1010-0123 N/A Written requests must be filed by Indian lessors. No
DOI MMS Accounting Relief for Marginal Properties The MMS is proposing to amend its regulations to provide guidance to lessees and designees seeking accounting and auditing relief for Federal marginal properties. Business or other for-profit 10643 1010-0125 N/A Uncertain as to how proposed rulemaking will be modified. No
DOI MMS Royalty-In-Kind Pilot Program Directed Third-Party Communications Between Operators and Purchasers of RIK Federal Oil and Gas Purchase System The MMS seeks, through three pilot programs, to evaluate the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of taking Federal oil and gas royalties as an 'in-kind' share of production (RIK) rather than as a share of the value recognized from sale by lessee (a royalty payment). MMS will monetize the royalty production it takes and appropriately distribute the resulting revenues. The communications between operators and purchasers of RIK may be electronic or by telephone or telefax. These communications will support efficient transfer of the RIK from the operators to the purchasers, resolve transportation issues, and make adjustments. Business or other for-profit 80 1010-0126 N/A Addresses communication requirements among third parties. No.
DOI MMS Directed Communications Between Operators of Federal RIK Leases and Deliverers of Equivalent Oil Production to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve MMS will assist DOE in replacing 28 million barrels of crude oil released from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) by transferring, from selected leases to DOE, the Government's royalty share of production. The usual industry practice, when moving fluid minerals is to communicate details of deliveries throughout the month and correct imbalances at month's end and upon contract termination. This collection consists of MMS directing its lessees/operators to carry out such communications as needed to deliver the Federal royalty production to an entity that will deliver that production or equivalent amount. Business or other for-profit 30 1010-0130 N/A Facilitates communication among RIK participants. No
DOI MMS Proposed Rule - 30 CFR 250, Subpart D, Oil and Gas Drilling Operations MMS uses the information to determine the conditions of a drilling site. This is necessary to prevent the hazards inherent in drilling operations and to increase the margin of safety or personnel and the environment. Respondents are outer continental shelf Federal oil and gas and sulphur lessees. Business or other for-profit 130 1010-0141 N/A This collection of information is inactive as it is approved for a proposed rulemaking. No
DOI NPS Land and Water Conservation Fund Description and Notification Form The Description and Notification Form (DNF) is necessary to provide data input into NPS' automated project information system, which provides timely data on projects funded over the life of the LWCF program. Such data is used to monitor project progress and to analyze overall trends in LWCF assistance. State, Local or Tribal Government 56 1024-0031 Unknown At present time, administrative funds have not been made available. Yes
DOI NPS Special Park Use Applications The National Park Service requires this information to make a valued decision on whether or not to allow a special use. The information given will be used to judge abscence of derogation as required by law. The respondent in every case will be public applicants for special uses in the National Park Service. Individuals or households 18600 1024-0026 N/A At the present time administrative funds have not been available. No
DOI NPS Historic Preservation Certification Application Section 251 of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 requires that the Secretary of the Interior certify to the Secretary of the Treasury upon application by owners of historic properties for Federal tax benefits, (a) that the properties are historic structures: and (b) that the rehabilitation work on such properties is consistent with the historic character of the historic buildings. Individuals or households 3000 1024-0009 N/A The review process requires that applications be sent first to State Historic Preservation Offices, and then to the NPS. The nature of the material being reviewed architectural material, occasional models cannot be reviewed on line. No
DOI NPS Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Program Project Performance Report Performance reports are needed to show quarterly or annual progress on the physical completion percentage of each grant, financial expenditures to date, budget revisions if needed, reasons for delay if warranted, work performed during the quarter, work planned for the next quarter, and any additional information pertinent to grant completion. State, Local or Tribal Government 22 1024-0028 N/A At present time, administrative funds have not been made available. No
DOI NPS Land and Water Conservation Fund Program Performance Report As required by OMB Circular A-102 and the LWCF Act of 1965, as amended, grantees are required to submit performance reports which describe the status of the work required under the project scope. State, Local or Tribal Government 56 1024-0032 N/A At present time, administrative funds have not been made available. No
DOI NPS Land and Water Conservation Fund Project Agreement and Amendment In order to receive financial assistance or to amend an existing grant, recipients must complete the Project Agreement Form. The form sets forth the obligations of the State as a consequence of accepting the assistance, as well as any special terms and conditions. Amendments to the terms of the grant are accomplished by completing the Amendment to Project Agreement Form. State, Local or Tribal Government 56 1024-0033 N/A At present time, administrative funds have not been made available. No
DOI NPS Land and Water Conservation Fund on-Site Inspection Report On-site inspection reports are used to determine project eligibility for funding and to insure compliance with all applicable Federal laws and guidelines. State, Local or Tribal Government 56 1024-0034 N/A At present time, administrative funds have not been made available. No
DOI NPS Public Use Reporting Survey The National Park Service (NPS) measures public use of park areas to assess current and expected impacts and to forecast future use as part of planning activities conducted to meet the preservation and use requirement of the NPS Act of 1916, as amended. Individuals or households 4000 1024-0036 N/A Face to face interviews. No
DOI NPS Application for an Issuance of Federal Permits under the Archaeological Resources Protection Act and the Antiquities Act Information collected responds to statutory requirements that Federal agencies (1) issue permits to qualified individuals and institutions desiring to excavate or remove archaeological resources from public or Indian lands and (2) specify terms and conditions, including reporting requirements, in permits. Not-for-profit institutions 700 1024-0037 N/A Archeological resources are sensitive, protected resources often subject to looting and other illegal activity; therefore, we wish to control access to the forms to minimize problems. No
DOI NPS Land and Water Conservation Fund Conversion of Use Provisions In order to convert sites and facilities assisted under LWCF to other than public outdoor recreation uses, the grant recipient must submit documentation for NPS consideration. Documentation includes appraisal reports, statements regarding need for the conversion, and such additional information as may be necessary given the peculiar nature of the specific request. State, Local or Tribal Government 56 1024-0047 N/A At present time, administrative funds have not been made available. No
DOI NPS Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Program Conversion of Use Provisions In order to convert assisted sites and facilities to other than public recreation use, the recipient must submit documentation for NPS consideration. Documentation required includes discussions regarding need for the conversion and such additional information as may be necessary given the peculiar nature of a specific request. State, Local or Tribal Government 115 1024-0048 N/A At present time, administrative funds have not been made available. No
DOI NPS 36 CFR Part 9, Subpart A - Mining and Mining Claims 36 CFR Part 9, Subpart B - Non-Federal Oil and Gas To protect park resources and values from internal mineral development, the NPS requires prospective operators to submit proposed plans of operations to the NPS for review and approval. The plans cover the life of operations including reclamation. They are a one time submittal that can be revised. No annual report is required. Operators consist of one third medium to large publicly owned companies and two thirds private entities. Business or other for-profit 23 1024-0064 N/A No standard format, driven by outside applicants with unique proposals. No
DOI NPS Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Program Project Agreement and Amendment In order to receive financial assistance or to amend an existing grant, recipients must complete and sign the project agreement or amendment form which sets forth the obligations of the recipient and NPS along with any special terms or conditions of the grant award. State, Local or Tribal Government 22 1024-0089 N/A At present time, administrative funds have not been made available. No
DOI NPS Submission of Offers in Response to Concession Opportunities Title IV of the National Parks Omnibus Management Act of 1998 and its implementing regulations requires the National Park Service to award concession contracts to the person or entity submitting the best proposal as determined through a competitive selection process Business or other for-profit 240 1024-0125 N/A At the present time, administrative funds for an electronic alternative have not been made available. No
DOI NPS Proposed Sale of Concession Operations The National Park Service is required by law to approve transfers, assignments, sales, and conveyances of concession contracts in certain circumstances. Proposed purchasers and/or concessioners are required to submit information used to determine whether the transaction should be approved. Business or other for-profit 20 1024-0126 N/A At the present time, administrative funds for an electronic alternative have not been made available. No
DOI NPS Concession Contract-36 CFR 51 Title IV of the National Parks Omnibus Management Act of 1998 and its implementing regulations requires the National Park Service to establish new procedures for the solicitation, award, and administration of concession contracts. The information collected will be used by NPS to review for construction for capital improvements, and appeal decisions on new concession contracts. Business or other for-profit 630 1024-0231 N/A At the present time, administrative funds for an electronic alternative have not been made available. No
DOI OEO U.S. Department of the Interior, Applicant Background Survey The collection of personal background data on job applicants for purposes of planning and assessing affirmative employment program initiatives. Under these procedures, applicants and selectees are requested to provide, on a purely voluntary basis, information on their race, ethnic origin, gender, and disability to help ensure Department personnel practices that meet requirements of Federal law. No job applicant, however, is required to furnish any data on his/her race or ethnic origin to receive bona fide employment consideration. Individuals or households 120000 1091-0001 Unknown Completion is dependent upon the success of the next pilot and buy-in from all the remaining bureaus. It is also dependent upon the bureaus ability to fund the implementation. No
DOI OSM Coal Production and Reclamation Fee Report The information received from the report is used to maintain a record of coal produced for sale, transfer or use nationwide each calendar quarter, the method of coal removal and the type of coal, and the basis for coal tonnage reported. Individual reclamation fee payment liability is based on this information and is required by the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 as amended by P.L. 101-508. Business or other for-profit 3951 1029-0063 04/2001   Yes
DOI OSM Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund Fee Collection and Coal Section 402 of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 requires fees to be paid to the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund by coal operators on the basis of coal tonnage produced. This information collection requirement is needed to support verification of the moisture deduction allowance. The information will be used by the regulatory authority during audits to verify the appropriate amount of excess moisture deducted from the fees. Business or other for-profit 250 1029-0090 04/2001   No
DOI OSM General Requirements for Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Operations on Federal Lands -- 30 CFR 740 Section 522 of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) requires that a Federal lands program be established to govern surface coal mining and reclamation operation on Federal lands. The information requested is needed to assist the regulatory authority in determining the eligibility of the applicant and compliance with the requirements of SMCRA. Business or other for-profit 31 1029-0027 N/A   Yes
DOI OSM Requirements for Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Operations on Indian Lands -- 30 CFR 750 Section 710 of Public Law 95-87 provides for the regulation of surface coal mining operations on Indian lands. Operators who propose to conduct surface coal mining and reclamation operations on Indian lands must comply with the permitting and approval requirements of part 750 which supplements the regulatory program by specifying additional requirements unique to Indian lands and outside the scope of the regulatory program. Business or other for-profit 20 1029-0091 N/A   Yes
DOI OSM Technical Training Program Course Effectiveness Evaluation Executive Order 12862 requires agencies to survey customers to determine the kind and quality of services they want and their level of satisfaction with existing services. The information supplied by this evaluation will determine customer satisfaction with OSM's training program and identify needs of respondents. State, Local or Tribal Government 315 1029-0110 Unknown Electronic conversion is dependent upon budgetary concerns. No
DOI OSM Procedures and Criteria for Approval or Disapproval of State Program Submissions -- 30 CFR Part 732 Part 732 establishes the procedures and criteria for approval and disapproval of State program submissions. The information submitted is used to evaluate whether State regulatory authorities are meeting the provisions of their approved programs. State, Local or Tribal Government 24 1029-0024 Unknown   No
DOI OSM Maintenance of State programs and procedures for substituting Federal enforcement of State programs and withdrawing approval of State programs, 30 CFR 733. This part provides that any interested person may request the Director of OSM to evaluate a State program by setting forth in the request a concise statement of facts which the person believes establishes the need for the evaluation. Individuals or households 2 1029-0025 Unknown   No
DOI OSM Permit Applications: Minimum Requirements for Legal, Financial, Compliance, and Related Information -- Part 778 Section 507(b) of Public Law 95-87 provides that persons conducting coal mining activities submit to the regulatory authority all relevant information regarding ownership and control of the property affected, their compliance status, and history. This information is used to insure all legal, financial, and compliance requirements are satisfied prior to issuance or denial of a permit. Business or other for-profit 420 1029-0034 Unknown   Yes
DOI OSM Underground Mining Permit Applications, Minimum Requirements Sections 507(b), 508(a), and 516(b) of Public Law 95-87 require underground coal mine permit applicants to submit an operations and reclamation plan and establish performance standards for the mining operation. Information submitted is used by the regulatory authority to determine if the applicant can comply with the applicable performance and environmental standards required by the law. Business or other for-profit 130 1029-0039 Unknown   Yes
DOI OSM Permanent Program Inspection and Enforcement Procedures This provision requires the regulatory authority to conduct periodic inspections of surface coal mining activities and prepare and maintain inspection reports for public review. This information is necessary to meet the requirements of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 and its public participation provisions. Public review assures the public that the State is meeting the requirements of the Act and the approved State regulatory program. State, Local or Tribal Government 24 1029-0051 Unknown State regulatory authorities are encouraged to use electronic means to make the information available to the Federal government, but they are not required to do so. No
DOI OSM Permanent Regulatory Program Requirements, Standards for Certification of Blasters -- 30 CFR 850 This part establishes the requirements and procedures applicable to the development of regulatory programs for the training, examination, and certification of persons engaging in or directly responsible for the use of explosives in surface coal mining operations. State, Local or Tribal Government 1 1029-0080 Unknown Small number of transactions. No
DOI OSM Application for Blaster Certification in Federal Program States and Indian Lands -- 30 CFR Part 955 The Agency needs this information to ensure the qualifications of applicants for blaster certification are adequate. The information will be used to determine the applicant's eligibility. The affected public are blasters who want to be certified by OSM. Individuals or households 33 1029-0083 Unknown Small number of transactions. Yes
DOI OSM State-Federal Cooperative Agreements -- 30 CFR 745 30 CFR 745 requires that States submit information when entering into a cooperative agreement with the Secretary of the Interior. OSM uses the information to make findings that the State has an approved program and will carry out the responsibilities mandated in the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act to regulate surface coal mining and reclamation activities. State, Local or Tribal Government 12 1029-0092 Unknown Virtually all State regulatory authorities already have cooperative agreements with OSM. OSM does not foresee much future activity for this collection. Yes
DOI OSM Noncoal Reclamation -- 30 CFR 875 This part establishes procedures and requirements for State and Indian tribes to conduct noncoal reclamation under abandoned mine land funding. The information is needed to assure compliance with the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. State, Local or Tribal Government 4 1029-0103 Unknown Paperwork is minimal. OSM can and will accept electronic transactions when the sender and receiver have the appropriate software which must include electronic signature capabilities. Yes
DOI OSM Acid Mine Drainage Treatment of Abatement Program - 30 CFR 876 This part establishes the requirements and procedures allowing State and Indian Tribes to establish acid mine drainage abatement and treatment programs under the Abandoned Mine Land fund as directed through Public Law 101-508. State, Local or Tribal Government 1 1029-0104 Unknown Respondents, at their discretion, are encouraged to supply information electronically. No
DOI OSM Technical Evaluations Series The series of surveys are needed to ensure that technical assistance activities, technology transfer activities, and technical forums are useful for those who participate or receive the assistance. Specifically, representatives from State and tribal regulation and reclamation authorities, representatives of industry, environmental, or citizen groups, or the public are the recipients of the assistance or participants in these forums. State, Local or Tribal Government 1600 1029-0114 Unknown Electronic conversion is dependent upon budgetary and administration priorities. No
DOI OSM State Processes for Designating Areas Unsuitable for Surface Coal Mining Operations -- 30 CFR Part 764 This part implements the requirement of section 522 of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA), Public Law 95-87, which provides authority for citizens to petition States to designate lands unsuitable for surface coal mining operations or to terminate such designation. The regulatory authority uses the information to identify, locate, compare, and evaluate the area requested to be designated as unsuitable, or terminate the designation, for surface coal mining operations. Not-for-profit institutions 9 1029-0030 N/A OSM requires the states to collect information from the public regarding this transaction. OSM is the regulatory body and does not have the ability to enforce that the states convert this transaction under current regulations. No
DOI OSM Surface Mining Permit Applications - Minimum Requirements for Environmental Resources - Part 779 Applicants for surface coal mining permits are required to provide adequate descriptions of the environmental resources that may be affected by proposed surface mining activities. The information will be used by the regulatory authority to determine if the applicant can comply with environmental protection performance standards. Business or other for-profit 315 1029-0035 N/A OSM requires the states to collect information from the public regarding this transaction. OSM is the regulatory body and does not have the ability to enforce that the states convert this transaction under current regulations. No
DOI OSM Surface Mining Permit Applications, Minimum Requirements for Reclamation and Operation Plans -- 30 CFR Part 780 Permit application requirements in sections 507 and 508(g) of Public Law 95-87 require the applicant to submit the operations and reclamation plans for coal mining activities. Information collection is needed to determine whether the mining and reclamation plan will achieve the reclamation and environmental protections pursuant to SMCRA. Business or other for-profit 420 1029-0036 N/A OSM requires the states to collect information from the public regarding this transaction. OSM is the regulatory body and does not have the ability to enforce that the states convert this transaction under current regulations. No
DOI OSM Underground Mining Permit Applications - Minimum Requirements for Information on Environmental Resources - 30 CFR Part 783 Applicants for underground coal mining permits are required to provide adequate descriptions of the environmental resources that may be affected by proposed underground coal mining activities. Business or other for-profit 129 1029-0038 N/A OSM requires the states to collect information from the public regarding this transaction. OSM is the regulatory body and does not have the ability to enforce that the states convert this transaction under current regulations. No
DOI OSM 30 CFR Part 785 -- Requirements for permits for special categories of mining The information is being collected to meet the requirements of sections 507, 508, 510, 515, 701 and 711 of P.L. 95-87, which require applicants for special types of mining activities to provide descriptions, maps, plans and data of the proposed activity. This information will be used by the regulatory authority in determining if the applicant can meet the applicable performance standards for the special type of mining activity. Business or other for-profit 198 1029-0040 N/A OSM requires the states to collect information from the public regarding this transaction. OSM is the regulatory body and does not have the ability to enforce that the states convert this transaction under current regulations. No
DOI OSM Requirements for Permits and Permit Processing -- 30 CFR Part 773 The collection activities for this part ensure that the public has the opportunity to review permit applications prior to their approval and that applicants for permanent program permits or their associates who are in violation of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act do not receive surface coal mining permits pending resolution of their violations. Business or other for-profit 450 1029-0041 N/A OSM requires the states to collect information from the public regarding this transaction. OSM is the regulatory body and does not have the ability to enforce that the states convert this transaction under current regulations. No
DOI OSM Bond and Insurance Requirements for Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Operations under Regulatory Programs -- 30 CFR Part 800 OSM and State regulatory authorities use the information collected under 30 CFR part 800 to ensure that persons conducting or planning to conduct surface coal mining and reclamation operations post and maintain (1) an appropriate liability insurance policy and (2) a performance bond in a form and amount adequate to guarantee fulfillment of all reclamation obligations. This part also establishes bond release application requirements and bond forfeiture procedures. Business or other for-profit 5784 1029-0043 N/A OSM requires the states to collect information from the public regarding this transaction. OSM is the regulatory body and does not have the ability to enforce that the states convert this transaction under current regulations. No
DOI OSM Permanent Program Performance Standards, Surface Mining Activities -- 30 CFR Part 816 Section 525 of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 provides that permittees conducting surface coal mining operations shall meet all applicable performance standards of the Act. The information collected is used by the regulatory authority in monitoring and inspecting surface coal mining activities to ensure that they are conducted in compliance with the requirements of the Act. Business or other for-profit 7850 1029-0047 N/A OSM requires the states to collect information from the public regarding this transaction. OSM is the regulatory body and does not have the ability to enforce that the states convert this transaction under current regulations. No
DOI OSM Permanent Program Performance Standards, Underground Mining Activities -- 30 CFR Part 817 Section 515 and 516 of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 provide that permittees conducting surface coal mining operations with underground mining activities shall meet all applicable performance standards of the Act. The information collected is used by the regulatory authority in monitoring and inspecting surface coal mining activities to ensure that they are conducted in compliance with the requirements of the Act. Business or other for-profit 2837 1029-0048 N/A OSM requires the states to collect information from the public regarding this transaction. OSM is the regulatory body and does not have the ability to enforce that the states convert this transaction under current regulations. No
DOI OSM Special Permanent Program Performance Standards, Operations in Alluvial Valley Floors -- 30 CFR Part 822 Sections 510(b)(5) and 515(b)(10)(F) of the Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act of 1977 (the Act) protect alluvial valley floors from the adverse effects of surface coal mining operations west of the 100th meridian. Part 822 requires the permittee to install, maintain, and operate a monitoring system in order to provide specific protection for alluvial valley floors. This information is necessary to determine whether the unique hydrologic conditions of alluvial valley floors are protected according to the Act. Business or other for-profit 10 1029-0049 N/A OSM requires the states to collect information from the public regarding this transaction. OSM is the regulatory body and does not have the ability to enforce that the states convert this transaction under current regulations. No
DOI OSM Abandoned Mine Reclamation Funds -- 30 CFR 872 30 CFR 872 establishes a procedure whereby States and Indian tribes submit written statements announcing the State/tribe's decision not to submit reclamation plans and, therefore, will not be eligible for AML funds. State, Local or Tribal Government 1 1029-0054 N/A This collection is conducted once when a State/Tribe determines not to develop a reclamation program. OSM does not anticipate any collection activity under this requirement in the near future. No
DOI OSM Rights of Entry -- Part 877 Section 407 of Public Law 95-87 requires that non-consensual entry can be obtained where land or water resources have been adversely affected by past coal mining practices and that the adverse effects are at a stage where public interest, action to restore, reclaim, abate, control, or prevent should be taken. The Act requires that notice be given to property owners. State, Local or Tribal Government 30 1029-0055 N/A OSM requires the states to collect information from the public regarding this transaction. OSM is the regulatory body and does not have the ability to enforce that the states convert this transaction under current regulations. No
DOI OSM Reclamation on Private Land -- 30 CFR 882 Public Law 95-87 authorizes Federal, State, and tribal governments to reclaim private lands and allows for the establishment of procedures for the recovery of the cost of reclamation activities on privately owned lands. These procedures are intended to ensure that governments have sufficient capability to file liens so that certain landowners will not receive a windfall from reclamation. State, Local or Tribal Government 1 1029-0057 N/A OSM requires the states to collect information from the public regarding this transaction. OSM is the regulatory body and does not have the ability to enforce that the states convert this transaction under current regulations. No
DOI OSM Budget Information, Financial Reporting, and Performance/Program Narrative Forms State and tribal reclamation and regulatory authorities are requested to provide specific budget and program information as part of the grant application and reporting processes authorized by the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. State, Local or Tribal Government 28 1029-0059 N/A OSM requires the states to collect information from the public regarding this transaction. OSM is the regulatory body and does not have the ability to enforce that the states convert this transaction under current regulations. No
DOI OSM Small Operator Assistance Program - Part 795 This information collection requirement is needed to provide assistance to qualified small mine operators under section 507(c) of P.L. 95-87. The information requested will provide the regulatory authority with data to determine the eligibility of the applicant and the capability and expertise of laboratories to perform required tasks. Business or other for-profit 160 1029-0061 N/A OSM requires the states to collect information from the public regarding this transaction. OSM is the regulatory body and does not have the ability to enforce that the states convert this transaction under current regulations. No
DOI OSM Statement of Employment and Financial Interests for Use by State Employees -- 30 CFR Part 705 Respondents supply information on employment and financial interest. The information is used to determine if respondents are in compliance with section 517(g) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, which places an absolute prohibition on having a direct or indirect financial interest in underground or surface coal mining operations. State, Local or Tribal Government 3321 1029-0067 N/A Electronic signature needs to be established at both OSM and the States for this form. The States need to express a willingness to do this and have the technology and funds to implement. No
DOI OSM Revision: Renewal: and Transfer, Assignment, or Sale of Permit Rights -- 30 CFR 774 Sections 506 and 511 of Public Law 95-87 provide that persons seeking permit revisions, renewals, transfer, assignment, or sale of their permit rights for coal mining activities submit relevant information to the regulatory authority to allow the regulatory authority to determine whether the applicant meets the requirements for the action anticipated. Business or other for-profit 5442 1029-0088 N/A OSM requires the states to collect information from the public regarding this transaction. OSM is the regulatory body and does not have the ability to enforce that the states convert this transaction under current regulations. No
DOI OSM Exemption for Coal Extraction Incidental to the Extraction of Other Minerals -- 30 CFR Part 702 This part implements the requirement in section 701(28) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA), Public Law 95-87, which grants an exemption from the requirements of SMCRA to operators extracting not more than 16 2/3 percentage tonnage of coal incidental to the extraction of other minerals. This information will be used by the regulatory authorities to make that determination. Business or other for-profit 78 1029-0089 N/A OSM requires the states to collect information from the public regarding this transaction. OSM is the regulatory body and does not have the ability to enforce that the states convert this transaction under current regulations. No
DOI OSM General -- 30 CFR Part 700 This part establishes procedures and requirements for terminating jurisdiction of surface coal mining and reclamation operations, petitions for rulemaking, and citizen suits filed under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. State, Local or Tribal Government 10 1029-0094 N/A OSM requires the states to collect information from the public regarding this transaction. OSM is the regulatory body and does not have the ability to enforce that the states convert this transaction under current regulations. No
DOI OSM Petition Process for Designation of Federal Lands as Unsuitable for All or Certain Types of Surface Coal Mining Operations and for Termination of Previous Designations -- 30 CFR 769 This part establishes the minimum procedures and standards for designating Federal lands unsuitable for certain types of surface mining operations and for terminating designations pursuant to a petition. The information requested will aid the regulatory authority in the decisionmaking process to approve or disapprove a request. Individuals or households 1 1029-0098 N/A Citizens and organizations submit letters detailing the facts which establish the need to designate an area unsuitable for surface coal mining. Requiring electronic submission would curtail the public participation provisions of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act. No
DOI OSM Subsidence Insurance Program Grants -- 30 CFR Part 887 States having an approved reclamation plan may establish and maintain a subsidence insurance program to insure private property against damages caused by land subsidence resulting from underground mining. States interested in requesting monies for their insurance programs must apply to the Director, OSM. State, Local or Tribal Government 1 1029-0107 N/A This collection is conducted once when States or Indian tribes request monies for its subsidence program. This request for grant monies is a one-time event since the program is self-sustaining with minimal activity. No
DOI OSM Areas Designated by Act of Congress -- 30 CFR Part 761 OSM and State regulatory authorities use the information collected under 30 CFR part 761 to ensure that persons planning to conduct surface coal mining operations on the lands protected by section 522(e) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 have the right to do so under one of the exemptions or waiver provided by this section of the Act. Business or other for-profit 108 1029-0111 N/A OSM requires the states to collect information from the public regarding this transaction. OSM is the regulatory body and does not have the ability to enforce that the states convert this transaction under current regulations. No
DOI OSM 30 CFR Part 772 - Requirements for Coal Exploration OSM & State regulatory authorities use the information collected under 30 CFR Part 772 to maintain knowledge of coal exploration activities, evaluate the need for an exploration permit, and ensure that exploration activities comply with the environmental protection and reclamation requirements of 30 CFR Parts 772 and 815 & section 512 of SMCRA (30 U.S.C. 1261). Respondents include (1) persons planning to conduct coal exploration and (2) State regulatory authorities. Business or other for-profit 905 1029-0112 N/A OSM requires the states to collect information from the public regarding this transaction. OSM is the regulatory body and does not have the ability to enforce that the states convert this transaction under current regulations. No
DOI OSM General Reclamation Requirements -- 30 CFR 874 Part 874 establishes land and water eligibility requirements, reclamation objectives and priorities, and reclamation contractor responsibility. 30 CFR 874.17 would require consultation between the AML agency and the appropriate title V regulatory authority on the likelihood of removing the coal under a title V permit and concurrence between the AML agency and the appropriate title V regulatory authority on the AML project boundary and the amount of coal that would be extracted under the AML reclamation project. State, Local or Tribal Government 26 1029-0113 N/A OSM requires the states to collect information from the public regarding this transaction. OSM is the regulatory body and does not have the ability to enforce that the states convert this transaction under current regulations. No
DOI OSM Requirements for Permits and Permit Processing -- 30 CFR Part 773 The collection activities for this part ensure that the public has the opportunity to review permit applications prior to their approval and that applicants for permanent program permits or their associates who are in violation of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act do not receive surface coal mining permit pending resolution of their violations. Business or other for-profit 324 1029-0115 N/A OSM requires the states to collect information from the public regarding this transaction. OSM is the regulatory body and does not have the ability to enforce that the states convert this transaction under current regulations. No
DOI OSM Revision, Renewal, and Transfer, Assignment, or Sale of Permit Sections 506 and 511 of Public Law 95-87 provide that persons seeking permit revisions, renewals, transfer, assignment, or sale of their permit rights for coal mining activities submit relevant information to the regulatory authority to allow the regulatory authority to determine whether the applicant meets the requirements for the action anticipated. Business or other for-profit 5442 1029-0116 N/A OSM requires the states to collect information from the public regarding this transaction. OSM is the regulatory body and does not have the ability to enforce that the states convert this transaction under current regulations. No
DOI OSM Permit Applications - minimum requirements for legal, financial Section 507(b) of P.L. 95-87 provides that persons conducting coal mining activities submit to the regulatory authority all relevant information regarding ownership and control of the property affected, their compliance status and history. This information is used to insure all legal, financial and compliance requirements are satisfied prior to issuance or denial of a permit. Business or other for-profit 324 1029-0117 N/A OSM requires the states to collect information from the public regarding this transaction. OSM is the regulatory body and does not have the ability to enforce that the states convert this transaction under current regulations. No
DOI OSM Federal Inspections and Monitoring -- 30 CFR Part 842 Sections 517(h) and 521(a)(1) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act allow any person to notify the Office of Surface Mining in writing of any violation that may exist at a surface coal mining and reclamation operation. The information received will be used to investigate potential violations of the Act or applicable State regulations. Individuals or households 140 1029-0118 N/A Respondents currently submit letters via mail, e-mail, and through OSM's Web page. OSM does not require that respondents submit electronic complaints. No
DOI OST Application to Withdraw Tribal funds from Trust Status Application for Indian Tribes to withdraw Tribal funds held in trust by the United States Government. The withdrawal enables Tribes to independently manage their funds. The Department uses this information to approve or disapprove the application. State, Local or Tribal Government 12 1035-0003 Unknown Because the application to withdraw requires separate additional support documentation. No
DOI OST Application for Technical Assistance to Withdraw Tribal Funds from Trust Status (Specific Budget) Information is used to determine level of funding needs for technical assistance to develop a Management Plan for withdrawing tribal funds from trust status. State, Local or Tribal Government 12 1035-0001 N/A No funding - very little interest. No
DOI OST Application for assistance to withdraw Tribal funds from Trust Status (General) Information is used to determine level of funding needs for technical assistance to develop a Management Plan for withdrawing tribal funds from trust status. State, Local or Tribal Government 12 1035-0002 N/A No funding. No
DOI PAM Claim for Relocation Payments, Residential -- DI-381 Claim for Relocation Payments, Nonresidential -- DI-382 The information on the application will be used to determine the amount of money, if any, owed to persons or businesses displaced by Federal acquisition of their real property. Individuals or households 200 1084-0010 10/2003   Yes
DOI PAM Private Rental Survey The forms are used to establish and revise rental, utility, and related service charges for occupants of Government-furnished quarters. Information is collected from property owners, property managers, and real estate offices. Business or other for-profit 3000 1084-NEW, 1006-0009 10/2003   Yes
DOI USGS Nonferrous Metals Surveys These 32 forms covering production, consumption, stocks, and receipts of nonferrous metal commodities are critical to the metals data collection effort and are used for military and civilian planning and policy decisions related to the commodities covered, which include aluminum, antimony, bauxite, bismuth, copper, gold, lead, platinum, silver, tin, zinc, and others. In addition to quantities produced or consumed, various forms in which commodities are produced or consumed are requested along with the uses of the quantities consumed. These data are compiled into tables, which are published monthly and annually. Business or other for-profit 2460 1028-0053 Unknown Completion date is dependent upon the chosen electronic alternative and the rate at which paper forms can be converted using current resources. Yes
DOI USGS Portland and Masonry Cement, Monthly Per June 1997 agreement among industry respondents, the U.S. Geological Survey proposes amending this monthly information collection to split out blended cement (sales to final customers) from the portland cement category and to collect clinker production data by State. This will allow improved analysis of the growing, environmentally important, blended cement market and the accurate determination of regional clinker production capacity utilization. This will benefit all major users of the data. Business or other for-profit 50 1028-0058 Unknown Completion date is dependent upon the chosen electronic alternative and the rate at which paper forms can be converted using current resources. Consider combining OMB Control Numbers 1028-0058 and 1028-0064. Yes
DOI USGS Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty The information required by the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) will provide the CTBT Technical Secretariat with geographic locations of sites where chemical explosions greater than 300 tons TNT-equivalent have occurred. Respondents to the information collection request are U.S. nonfuel minerals producers. Business or other for-profit 12370 1028-0059 Unknown Completion date is dependent upon the chosen electronic alternative and the rate at which paper forms can be converted using current resources. Yes
DOI USGS Mine, Development, and Mineral Exploration Supplement This survey enables the Secretary of the Interior to meet the responsibilities mandated by the National Materials Policy, Research, and Development Act of 1980 (P.L. 96-479) and to inform the Congress of developments in the minerals industries, including potential crises therein. The information is published in an annual U.S. Geological Survey publication for use by private organizations and other Government agencies. The respondents are nonfuel mineral producers and exploration operations. Business or other for-profit 874 1028-0060 Unknown Completion date is dependent upon the chosen electronic alternative and the rate at which paper forms can be converted using current resources. Yes
DOI USGS Lime, Annual The U.S. Geological Survey proposes the revision of this currently approved information collection to update end-use market categories, to eliminate the collection of data considered burdensome by the lime industry, and to simplify the collection of value data. This will improve the timeliness of responses and simplify the reporting burden. Business or other for-profit 110 1028-0061 Unknown Completion date is dependent upon the chosen electronic alternative and the rate at which paper forms can be converted using current resources. Yes
DOI USGS Industrial Minerals Surveys These surveys enable the Secretary of the Interior to meet the responsibilities mandated by the National Materials and Minerals Policy, Research, and Development Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96-479) and to inform the Congress of developments in the mineral industries, including potential crises therein. The information is published in U.S. Geological Survey publications for use by private organizations and other Government agencies. The respondents are producers and consumers of industrial minerals. Business or other for-profit 13156 1028-0062 Unknown Completion date is dependent upon the chosen electronic alternative and the rate at which paper forms can be converted using current resources. Yes
DOI USGS Portland and Masonry Cement, Annual This canvass collects data on annual clinker production, cement production, sales use, as well as on kin capacities and fuel and raw material consumption. The canvass has been modified to request more detailed information on sales of blended cements and to allow differentiation of raw materials consumed in manufacturing steps through the production of clinker from those consumed subsequently in making finished cement. Also, the instructions have been expanded and clarified. Business or other for-profit 130 1028-0064 Unknown Completion date is dependent upon the chosen electronic alternative and the rate at which paper forms can be converted using current resources. Consider combining OMB Control Numbers 1028-0058 and 1028-0064. Yes
DOI USGS Production Estimate, Quarterly Construction Sand and Gravel and Crushed and Broken Stone The two production estimate annual survey forms provide information on mineral production for annual reports published by commodity and for the "Mineral Commodity Summaries," the first preliminary publication to furnish estimates covering the previous year's nonfuel mineral industry. The respondents are producers of metals and industrial minerals. The quarterly telephone sample survey introduced in 1988, collects production information from about 400 major aggregates producing companies operating in 48 States. It produces important quarterly information about the status of construction. Business or other for-profit 2218 1028-0065 Unknown Completion date is dependent upon the chosen electronic alternative and the rate at which paper forms can be converted using current resources. Yes
DOI USGS Ferrous Metals Surveys These 18 forms, covering production, consumption, stocks, and receipts of ferrous metal commodities, are critical to the metals data collection effort and are used for military and civilian planning and policy decisions related to the commodities covered, which include iron ore, nickel, chromium, cobalt, manganese, columbium, tantalum, molybdenum, tungsten, silicon, iron and steel scrap, pig iron, and others. In addition to quantities produced or consumed, various forms in which commodities are produced or consumed are requested, along with the uses of the quantities consumed. Business or other for-profit 1103 1028-0068 Unknown Completion date is dependent upon the chosen electronic alternative and the rate at which paper forms can be converted using current resources. Yes
DOI USGS Consolidated Consumers' Report This information, covering consumption and stocks of 12 metal commodities, is a critical part of the metals data collection effort, and is used for military and civilian planning, and policy decisions related to the concerned commodities. Data are compiled into tables which list separate uses for each commodity and the forms consumed to make them, as well as stocks. Respondents are various industries that consume metal and ferroalloys to make intermediate products for industrial and consumer use. Business or other for-profit 404 1028-0070 Unknown Completion date is dependent upon the chosen electronic alternative and the rate at which paper forms can be converted using current resources. Yes
DOI USGS Earthquake Report Document the real effects of earthquakes. This questionnaire is designed to collect information concerning the damage or degree of shaking from earthquakes. The standard questionnaire is a postal questionnaire: we are also experimenting with an electronic version of the questionnaire. Data is used in mapping the extent of the shaking in terms of intensity, is input to building codes, and is used for earthquake research. Primary respondents to the postal questionnaire are local, State, and Federal employees. Some private postal questionnaires are sent to private citizens if they request them to record their earthquake. Individuals or households 3500 1028-0048 Unknown We will continue for the indefinite future to collect data by postal questionnaire for critical earthquakes, until we are sure that there are no systematic differences between intensities interpreted from postal questionnaires and intensities interpreted from questionnaires submitted from the Web. The electronic conversion is completed in the sense that the software is written and deployed, and data are being collected. The time of the final step, abandonment of the postal questionnaire, cannot be anticipated because it will be depend on when and where earthquakes occur. No
DOI USGS National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, Annual Announcement of Availability of Funds The information provided by the applicant will be used solely to determine the eligibility of the applicant and to evaluate proposed research against established criteria for possible funding. Applicants are individuals, colleges and universities, State and local governments, profit and nonprofit organizations, and foreign institutions and organizations. Not-for-profit institutions 250 1028-0051 Unknown Multiple paper copies are forwarded to libraries that do not accept electronic versions; it is not know if their policy will change in future years. Yes