[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 163 (Friday, August 22, 2014)]
[Pages 49802-49803]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20049]



Bureau of Land Management


Renewal of Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: 30-day notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an 
information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) to continue the collection of information from applicants for 
grazing permits and leases, and from holders of grazing permits and 
leases. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved 
this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 

DATES: The OMB is required to respond to this information collection 
request within 60 days but may respond after 30 days. For maximum 
consideration, written comments should be received on or before 
September 22, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Please submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior (OMB #1004-0041), Office of 
Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
fax 202-395-5806, or by electronic mail at [email protected]. Please provide a copy of your comments to the 
BLM via mail, fax, or electronic mail.
    Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 
1849 C Street NW., Room 2134LM, Attention: Jean Sonneman, Washington, 
DC 20240.
    Fax: to Jean Sonneman at 202-245-0050.
    Electronic mail: [email protected].
    Please indicate ``Attn: 1004-0041'' regardless of the form of your 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kimberly Hackett, at 202-912-7216. 
Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf may call the 
Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, to leave a message 
for Ms. Hackett. You may also review the information collection request 
online at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501-
3521) and OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 provide that an agency may 
not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of 
information, you are not obligated to respond. In order to obtain and 
renew an OMB control number, Federal agencies are required to seek 
public comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities 
(see 5 CFR 1320.8(d) and 1320.12(a)).
    As required at 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the BLM published a 60-day notice 
in the Federal Register on January 10, 2014 (79 FR 1884), and the 
comment period ended on March 11, 2014. The BLM received one comment. 
The comment was a general invective about the Federal government, the 
Department of the Interior, the BLM, and Federal employees. It did not 
address, and was not germane to, this information collection. 
Therefore, we have not changed the collection in response to the 
    The BLM now requests comments on the following subjects:
    1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper functioning of the BLM, including

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whether the information will have practical utility;
    2. The accuracy of the BLM's estimate of the burden of collecting 
the information, including the validity of the methodology and 
assumptions used;
    3. The quality, utility and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and
    4. How to minimize the information collection burden on those who 
are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other forms of information technology.
    Please send comments as directed under ADDRESSES and DATES. Please 
refer to OMB control number 1004-0041 in your correspondence. 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.
    The following information is provided for the information 
    Title: Authorizing Grazing Use (43 CFR subparts 4110 and 4130).
     Form 4130-1, Grazing Schedule, Grazing Application;
     Form 4130-1a, Grazing Preference Transfer Application and 
Preference Application (Base Property Preference Attachment and 
     Form 4130-1b, Grazing Application Supplemental 
     Form 4130-3a, Automated Grazing Application;
     Form 4130-4, Application for Exchange-of-Use Grazing 
Agreement; and
     Form 4130-5, Actual Grazing Use Report.
    OMB Control Number: 1004-0041.
    Abstract: The Taylor Grazing Act (43 U.S.C. 315-315n) and 
Subchapters III and IV of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
(43 U.S.C. 1731-1753) authorize and require BLM management of domestic 
livestock grazing on public lands consistent with land use plans, the 
principles of multiple use and sustained yield, environmental values, 
economic considerations, and other relevant factors. Compliance with 
these statutory provisions necessitates collection of information on 
matters such as permittee and lessee qualifications for a grazing 
permit or lease, base property used in conjunction with public lands, 
and the actual use of public lands for domestic livestock grazing.
    Frequency of Collection: The BLM collects the information on Forms 
4130-1, 4130-1a, 4130-1b, and 4130-4 on occasion. The BLM collects the 
information on Forms 4130-3a and 4130-5 annually. Responses are 
required in order to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Any U.S. citizen 
or validly licensed business may apply for a BLM grazing permit or 
lease. The BLM administers nearly 18,000 permits and leases for grazing 
domestic livestock, mostly cattle and sheep, at least part of the year 
on public lands. A grazing permit or lease may be effective for up to 
10 years and may be renewable if the BLM determines that the terms and 
conditions of the expiring permit or lease are being met.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: 33,810 
responses and 7,811 hours annually.
    Estimated Annual Non-Hour Costs: $30,000.
    Estimates of the burdens are itemized below:

                                                                                     Time per
                        Type of response                             Number of       response     Total hours (B
                                                                     responses       (minutes)         x C)
A.                                                                            B.              C.              D.
Grazing Schedule--Grazing Application, 43 CFR 4130.1-1, Form               3,000              15             750
Grazing Preference Application and Preference Transfer                       900              35             525
 Application (Base Property Preference Attachment and
 Assignment), 43 CFR 4110.1(c), 4110.2-1(c), and 4110.2-3, Form
 4130-1a and related nonform information........................
Grazing Application Supplemental Information, 43 CFR 4110.1 and              900              30             450
 4130.7, Form 4130-1b...........................................
Automated Grazing Application, 43 CFR 4130.4, Form 4130-3a......          14,000              10           2,333
Application for Exchange-of-Use Grazing Agreement (43 CFR 4130.6-             10              18               3
 1), Form 4130-4................................................
Actual Grazing Use Report, 43 CFR 4130.3-2(d), Form 4130-5......          15,000              15           3,750
    Totals......................................................          33,810  ..............           7,811

Jean Sonneman,
Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-20049 Filed 8-21-14; 8:45 am]