[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 160 (Friday, August 17, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49827-49828]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19837]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement


Notice of Proposed Information Collection

AGENCY: Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is 
announcing its intention to request approval to continue the collection 
of information for our petition process for designation of Federal 
lands as unsuitable for all or certain types of surface coal mining 
operations and for termination of previous designations. This 
information collection activity was previously

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approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned 
clearance number 1029-0098.

DATES: Comments on the proposed information collection activity must be 
received by October 16, 2012, to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to John Trelease, Office of Surface 
Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 
203--SIB, Washington, DC 20240. Comments may also be submitted 
electronically to jtrelease@osmre.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To receive a copy of the information 
collection request John Trelease at (202) 208-2783 or by email at 
jtrelease@osmre.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB regulations at 5 CFR 1320, which 
implement provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 
104-13), require that interested members of the public and affected 
agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and 
recordkeeping activities [see 5 CFR 1320.8 (d)]. This notice identifies 
an information collection that OSM will be submitting to OMB for 
renewed approval. This collection is contained in 30 CFR Part 769--
Petition process for designation of Federal lands as unsuitable for all 
or certain types of surface coal mining operations and for termination 
of previous designations. OSM will request a 3-year term of approval 
for this information collection activity. 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 OMB control number for Part 769 is 1029-0098. Responses are 
required to obtain a benefit.
    Comments are invited on: (1) The need for the collection of 
information for the performance of the functions of the agency; (2) the 
accuracy of the agency's burden estimates; (3) ways to enhance the 
quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) 
ways to minimize the information collection burden on respondents, such 
as use of automated means of collection of the information. A summary 
of the public comments will accompany OSM's submission of the 
information collection request to OMB.
    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.
    This notice provides the public with 60 days in which to comment on 
the following information collection activity:
    Title: 30 CFR part 769--Petition process for designation of Federal 
lands as unsuitable for all or certain types of surface coal mining 
operations and for termination of previous designations.
    OMB Control Number: 1029-0098.
    Summary: This Part establishes the minimum procedures and standards 
for designating Federal lands unsuitable for certain types of surface 
mining operations and for terminating designations pursuant to a 
petition. The information requested will aid the regulatory authority 
in the decision making process to approve or disapprove a request.
    Bureau Form Number: None.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.
    Description of Respondents: People who may be adversely affected by 
surface mining on Federal lands.
    Total Annual Responses: 1.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,000 hours.

    Dated: August 7, 2012.
Andrew F. DeVito,
Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.
[FR Doc. 2012-19837 Filed 8-16-12; 8:45 am]
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