Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Production Estimate

Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 6 (Thursday, January 9, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 6 (Thursday, January 9, 2020)]
[Pages 1178-1179]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2020-00153]
Geological Survey
[GX20LR000F60100; OMB Control Number 1028-0065/Renewal]
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Production
AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior.
ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we,
the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information
DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before
February 10, 2020.
ADDRESSES: Send your 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 U.S. Geological Survey, Information Collections Officer, 12201
Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; or by email to [email protected]. Please reference OMB Control Number 1028-
0065 in the subject line of your comments.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information
about this ICR, contact Elizabeth S. Sangine by email at
[email protected], or by telephone at 703-648-7720. 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
June 14, 2019, 84 FR 27797. We did not receive any public comments in
response to that notice.
    We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is
described below. We are especially interested in public comments
addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the
proper functions of the USGS; (2) will this information be processed
and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate;
(4) how might the USGS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the
information to be collected; and (5) how might the USGS 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 is needed to provide data on mineral
production for annual reports published by commodity for use by
Government agencies, Congressional offices, educational institutions,
research organizations, financial institutions, consulting firms,
industry, academia, and the general public. This information will be
published in the ``Mineral Commodity Summaries,'' the first preliminary
publication to furnish estimates covering the previous year's nonfuel
mineral industry.
    Title of Collection: Production Estimate.
    OMB Control Number: 1028-0065.
    Form Number: USGS Forms 9-4042-A and 9-4124-A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Business or Other-For-Profit
Institutions: U.S. nonfuel minerals producers.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 1,198.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,198.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 299.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: There are no ``nonhour
cost'' burdens associated with this IC.
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    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 authorities for this action are the Paperwork Reduction Act of
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), the National Materials and Minerals
Policy, Research and Development Act of 1980 (30 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.),
the National Mining and Minerals Policy Act of 1970 (30 U.S.C. 21(a)),
and the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act (50 U.S.C. 98
et seq.).
Michael Magyar,
Associate Director, National Minerals Information Center, USGS.
[FR Doc. 2020-00153 Filed 1-8-20; 8:45 am]