Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Coal Management; Control Number 1004-0073

Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 3 (Monday, January 6, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 3 (Monday, January 6, 2020)]
[Page 529]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-28485]
Bureau of Land Management
[LLWO300000.L13200000; OMB Control Number 1004-0073]
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Coal
Management; Control Number 1004-0073
AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of Information Collection; request for comment.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to renew an information
DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before
February 5, 2020.
ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget's Desk Officer for the
Department of the Interior by email at [email protected]; or
via facsimile to (202) 395-5806. Please provide a copy of your comments
to the BLM at U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land
Management, 1849 C Street NW, Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20240,
Attention: Chandra Little; or by email to [email protected]. Please
reference OMB Control Number 1004-0073 in the subject line of your
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information
about this ICR, contact Jason Powell by email at [email protected], or
by telephone at 202-912-7502. You may also view the ICR at
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction
Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies
with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and
continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact
of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information
collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired
    A Federal Register notice with a 60-day public comment period
soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on
July 12, 2019 (84 FR 33283). No comments were received.
    We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is
described below. We are especially interested in public comment
addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the
proper functions of the BLM; (2) will this information be processed and
used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4)
how might the BLM enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the
information to be collected; and (5) how might the BLM minimize the
burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use
of information technology.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of
public record. Before including your address, phone number, email
address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you
should be aware that your entire comment--including your personal
identifying information--may be made publicly available at any time.
While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we
will be able to do so.
    Abstract: This collection enables the BLM to learn the extent and
qualities of Federal coal resources; evaluate the environmental impacts
of coal leasing and development; determine the qualifications of
prospective lessees to acquire and hold Federal coal leases; and ensure
lessee compliance with applicable statutes, regulations, and lease
terms and conditions.
    Title of Collection: Coal Management.
    OMB Control Number: 1004-0073.
    Form Numbers: 3440-1, Application and License to Mine Coal (Free
Use); and 3400-12, Coal Lease.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Applicants for, and holders of, coal
exploration licenses; applicants/bidders for, and holders of, coal
leases; applicants for, and holders of, licenses to mine coal; and
surface owners and State and tribal governments whose lands overlie
coal deposits.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 1,017.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,017.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 1 to 800 hours.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 19,897.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain and retain benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $943,153.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required
to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a
currently valid OMB control number. The authority for this action is
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Chandra Little,
Bureau of Land Management, Regulatory Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2019-28485 Filed 1-3-20; 8:45 am]