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Bureau of Land Management

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Renewal of Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
ACTION: 30-day notice and request for comments.
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to continue the collection of information from applicants for land for recreation or public purposes. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004-0012.
DATES: The OMB is required to respond to this information collection request within 60 days but may respond after 30 days. For maximum consideration, written comments should be received on or before November 13, 2012.
ADDRESSES: Mail:U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street NW., Room 2134LM, Attention: Jean Sonneman, Washington, DC 20240.

Fax:to Jean Sonneman at 202-245-0050.

Electronic mail: Jean_Sonneman@blm.gov.

Please indicate "Attn: 1004-0012" regardless of the form of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Holdren, at 202-912-7335. Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, to leave a message for Mr. Holdren. You may also review the information collection request online athttp://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521) and OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 provide that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. In order to obtain and renew an OMB control number, Federal agencies are required to seek public comment on information collection andrecordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d) and 1320.12(a)).

As required at 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the BLM published a 60-day notice in theFederal Registeron June 13, 2012 (77 FR 35421), and the comment period ended August 13, 2012. The BLM received two comments. Neither comment addressed, or was germane to, this information collection. Therefore, the BLM has not changed the collection in response to either comment.

The BLM now requests comments on the following subjects:

1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper functioning of the BLM, including whether the information will have practical utility;

2. The accuracy of the BLM's estimate of the burden of collecting the information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

3. The quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and

4. How to minimize the information collection burden on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other forms of information technology.

Please send comments as directed underADDRESSESandDATES. Please refer to OMB control number 1004-0012 in your correspondence. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

The following information is provided for the information collection:

Title:Application for Land for Recreation or Public Purposes (43 CFR 2740 and 2912).

Forms:

• Form 2740-1, Application for Land for Recreation or Public Purposes.

OMB Control Number:1004-0012.

Abstract:The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) uses the information collection to decide whether or not to lease or sell certain public lands to applicants under the Recreation and Purposes Act, 43 U.S.C. 869 to 869-4. The Act authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to lease or sell, for recreational or public purposes, certain public lands to State, Territory, county, and local governments; nonprofit corporations; and nonprofit associations.

Frequency of Collection:Once.

Estimated Number and Description of Respondents Annually:21 State, Territory, country and local governments; 1 nonprofit association; and 1 nonprofit corporation.

Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping “Hour” Burden Annually:920 hours (40 hours per application).

Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping “Non-Hour Cost” Burden Annually:$2,300 ($100 per application).

Jean Sonneman, Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.