Affected Public:Private sector: U.S. nonfuel minerals producers and exploration operations; Public sector: State and local governments.
Frequency of Collection:Annually.
Estimated Number of Annual Responses:887.
Annual Burden Hours:665 hours. We expect to receive 887 annual responses. We estimate an average of 45 minutes per response.
Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping “Non-Hour Cost” Burden:We have not identified any “non-hour cost” burdens associated with this collection of information.
Public Disclosure Statement:The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number and current expiration date.
III. Request for Comments
Comments:We are soliciting comments as to: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) how to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) how to minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that the comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of public record. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee we will be able to do so.
Dated: September 6, 2012.
John H. DeYoung, Jr.,
Director, National Minerals Information Center.