[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 2 (Monday, January 5, 1998)]
[Pages 250-251]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-23]



Geological Survey

Request for Public Comments on Information Collection to be 
Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for Review Under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act

    A request extending the collection of information listed below will 
be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for approval under 
the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). 
Copies of the proposed collection of information and related forms may 
be obtained by contacting the Bureau's Clearance Officer at the phone 
number listed below. Comments and suggestions on the requirement should 
be made within 30 days directly to the Desk Officer for the Interior 
Department, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of 
Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503 and to the Bureau Clearance 
Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 807 National Center, Reston, VA 20192. 
As required by OMB regulations at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), the U.S. 
Geological Survey solicits specific public comments regarding the 
proposed information collection as to:
    1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the bureau, including whether 
the information will have practical utility;
    2. The accuracy of the bureau's estimate of the burden of the 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used;
    3. The utility, quality, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and,
    4. How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including the use of

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appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other forms of 
information technology.
    Title: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
    OMB approval number: 1028-0059.
    Abstract: The information, required by the Comprehensive Test Ban 
Treaty (CTBT), will provide the CTBT Technical Secretariat with 
geographic locations of sites where chemical explosions greater than 
300 tons TNT-equivalent have occurred. Respondents to the information 
collection request are U.S. nonfuel minerals producers.
    Bureau form number: 9-3078.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Description of respondents: Companies that have conducted in the 
last calendar year, or that will conduct in the next calendar year, 
explosions with a total charge size of 300 tons of TNT-equivalent, or 
    Annual responses: 12,370.
    Annual burden hours: 3,092.5.
    Bureau clearance officer: John E. Cordyack, Jr., 703-648-7313.
John H. DeYoung, Jr.,
Chief Scientist, Minerals Information Team.
[FR Doc. 98-23 Filed 1-2-98; 8:45 am]