[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 19 (Wednesday, January 29, 2020)]
[Pages 5231-5232]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-01559]



Bureau of Indian Affairs

[120A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999900 253G; OMB Control Number 1076-

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Leasing of 
Osage Reservation Lands for Oil and Gas Mining

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, 
the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are proposing to renew an 
information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
February 28, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget's Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior by email at [email protected]; or 
via facsimile to (202) 395-5806. Please provide a copy of your comments 
to Ms. Robin Phillips, Osage Agency, P.O. Box 1539, Pawhuska, OK 74056, 
or by email to [email protected]. Please reference OMB Control 
Number 1076-0180 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Mr. Richard Winlock, Deputy Superintendent, 
Osage Agency, by email at [email protected] or by telephone at 
(918) 287-5700. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and 
continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact 
of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information 
collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired 
    A Federal Register notice with a 60-day public comment period 
soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on 

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31, 2019 (84 FR 58409). No comments were received.
    We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is 
described below. We are especially interested in public comment 
addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the 
proper functions of the BIA; (2) will this information be processed and 
used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) 
how might the BIA enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (5) how might the BIA minimize the 
burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use 
of information technology.
    Comments that you submit 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: Congress passed legislation specifically addressing oil 
and gas leasing on Osage lands and requiring Secretarial approval of 
leases. See 34 Stat. 543, section 3, as amended. The regulations art 25 
CFR 226 implement that statute by specifying what information a lessee 
must provide related to drilling, development, and production of oil 
and gas on Osage reservation land. The oil, gas, and land are assets 
that the United States holds in trust or restricted status for Indian 
beneficiaries. The information collections in 25 CFR 226 are necessary 
to ensure that the beneficial owners of the mineral rights are provided 
the royalties due them, ensure that the oil and gas trust assets are 
protected, and to ensure that the surface estate assets are protected.
    Title of Collection: Leasing of Osage Reservation lands for Oil and 
Gas Mining.
    OMB Control Number: 1076-0180.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Request for extension of a currently approved 
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individual Indians, businesses, and 
Tribal authorities.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 1,001.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 48,539.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 15 minutes to 
eight hours.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 22,731.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain a Benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: Varies from yearly to monthly.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $4,535.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor and 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).

Elizabeth K. Appel,
Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action--Indian 
[FR Doc. 2020-01559 Filed 1-28-20; 8:45 am]