Agency Information Collection Activities; Cave Management: Cave Nominations and Requests for Confidential Information

CourtInterior Department, Land Management Bureau
Citation86 FR 15494
Publication Date23 Mar 2021
Record Number2021-05975
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 54 (Tuesday, March 23, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 54 (Tuesday, March 23, 2021)]
                [Page 15494]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
                [FR Doc No: 2021-05975]
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                Bureau of Land Management
                [LLHQ430000.212L1109AF.L12200000.PM0000; OMB Control No. 1004-0165]
                Agency Information Collection Activities; Cave Management: Cave
                Nominations and Requests for Confidential Information
                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) proposes to renew an information
                collection for cave management.
                DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before
                May 24, 2021.
                ADDRESSES: Send your written comments on this information collection
                request (ICR) by mail to Darrin King, Information Collection Clearance
                Officer, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management,
                Attention PRA Office, 440 W 200 S #500, Salt Lake City, UT 84101; or by
                email to [email protected]. Please reference Office of
                Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1004-0165 in the subject
                line of your comments. Please note that due to COVID-19, the electronic
                submission of comments is recommended.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information
                about this ICR, contact Kyle Rybacki by email at [email protected], or
                by telephone at (623) 580-5698. Individuals who are hearing or speech
                impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY
                assistance. The ICR may also be viewed at
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction
                Act of 1995 (PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), all
                information collections require approval under the PRA. The BLM may not
                conduct or sponsor a collection of information and a response to a
                request for information is not required unless it displays a current
                valid OMB control number.
                 As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent
                burdens, we invite the public and other Federal agencies to comment on
                new, proposed, revised and continuing collections of information. This
                helps the BLM assess impacts of its information collection requirements
                and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public
                understand BLM information collection requirements and ensure requested
                data are provided in the desired format.
                 The BLM is especially interested in public comment addressing the
                 (1) Whether collection of information is necessary for the proper
                performance of the functions of the agency, including if the
                information will have practical utility;
                 (2) determination of the accuracy of the BLM's estimate of the
                burden for collection of information, including validity of methodology
                and assumptions used;
                 (3) methods to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of
                information to be collected; and
                 (4) how the agency can minimize the burden of information
                collection on those who respond, including use of appropriate
                automated, electronic, mechanical or other technological collection
                techniques or other forms of information technology.
                 Comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of
                public record. The BLM will include or summarize each comment in its
                request to OMB to approve this ICR. 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: Land-management agencies within the Department of the
                Interior seek information to comply with the Federal Cave Resources
                Protection Act (FCRPA), 16 U.S.C. 4301 through 4310 and the
                Department's regulations at 43 CFR part 37. The FRCPA requires these
                agencies to identify and protect ``significant'' caves on Federal lands
                within their respective jurisdictions and allows agencies to disclose
                to the public the location of significant caves only in limited
                circumstances. However, the FRCPA and BLM regulations also authorize
                certain individuals, organizations and governmental agencies to request
                confidential cave information.
                 Title of Collection: Cave Management: Cave Nominations and Requests
                for Confidential Information (43 CFR part 37).
                 OMB Control Number: 1004-0165.
                 Form Number: None.
                 Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
                 Respondents/Affected Public: Governmental agencies and the public
                may submit cave nominations pursuant to section 4 of the FCRPA (16
                U.S.C. 4303) and 43 CFR 37.11. Requests for confidential information
                may be submitted pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 4304 and 43 CFR 37.12 by:
                 Federal and state governmental agencies;
                 Bona fide educational and research institutions; and
                 Individuals and organizations assisting a land management
                agency with cave management activities.
                 Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 28.
                 Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 28.
                 Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 1 hour to 11
                hours, depending on activity.
                 Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 278.
                 Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
                 Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
                 Total Estimated Annual Non-Hour Burden Cost: None.
                 An agency may not conduct or sponsor and, notwithstanding any other
                provision of law, 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.).
                Darrin King,
                Information Collection Clearance Officer.
                [FR Doc. 2021-05975 Filed 3-22-21; 8:45 am]
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