Bureau of Land Management

Agency Information Collection Activities; Desert Land Entry Application

Notice of information collection; request for comment.

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to renew an information collection.

Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 7, 2021.

Written comments and recommendations for this information collection request (ICR) should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting “Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments” or by using the search function.

To request additional information about this ICR, contact Susie Greenhalgh by email at lgreenhalgh@blm.gov, or by telephone at 202-302-4288. 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 http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

In accordance with the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), 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.

A Federal Register notice with a 60-day public comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on April 20, 2021 (86 FR 20517). No comments were received.

As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, we are again inviting the public and other Federal agencies to comment on the proposed ICR described below. The BLM is especially interested in public comment addressing the following:

(1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether or not the information will have practical utility.

(2) The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used.

(3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

(4) How might the agency minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of response.

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 that we will be able to do so.

Abstract: The BLM uses the information to determine if an individual is eligible to make a desert land entry for agricultural purposes. OMB control number 1004-0004 is scheduled to expire September 30, 2021. The BLM is requesting that OMB renew this OMB control number for an additional three years.

Title of Collection: Desert Land Entry Application (43 CFR part 2520).

OMB Control Number: 1004-0004.

Form Number: 2520-1.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals who wish to make a desert land entry for agricultural purposes.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 3.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3.

Estimated Completion Time per Response: 2 hours.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 6.

Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit

Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

Total Estimated Annual Non-Hour Burden Cost: $45.

The BLM 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. 2021-19172 Filed 9-3-21; 8:45 am]


Comments Closed Oct 7, 2021
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