[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 20 (Friday, January 30, 1998)]
[Page 4664]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-2319]

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Geological Survey

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

    A request revising and extending the collection of information 
listed below has been 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. OMB has up to 60 days to 
approve or disapprove the information collection but may respond after 
30 days; therefore, public comments should be submitted to OMB within 
30 days in order to assure their maximum consideration. Comments and 
suggestions on the requirement should be made 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 appropriate automated 
electronic, mechanical, or other forms of information technology.
    Title: Portland and Masonry Cement.
    Current OMB approval number: 1032-0038.
    Abstract: Respondents supply the U.S. Geological Survey with data 
on cement production, shipments, and capacity, as well as consumption 
of raw materials. This information will be published as an annual 
report for use by Government agencies, industry, and the general 
    Bureau form number: 6-1214-A.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Description of respondents: Commerical producers and importers of 
portland and masonry cement.
    Annual Responses: 130.
    Anuual burden hours: 650.
    Bureau clearance officer: John E. Cordyack, Jr., 703-648-7313.
Kenneth W. Mlynarski,
Acting Chief Scientist, Minerals Information Team.
[FR Doc. 98-2319 Filed 1-29-98; 8:45 am]