[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 192 (Wednesday, October 3, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60459-60460]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-24237]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement


Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request for Comments

AGENCY: Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.

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 its Permanent Program Inspection and Enforcement 
Procedures. This information collection activity was previously 
approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned 
control number 1029-0051.

DATES: Comments on the proposed information collection activities must 
be received by December 3, 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 request additional information 
about this collection of information, contact John Trelease, at (202) 
208-2783 or by email listed in ADDRESSES.

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. The collection is contained in 30 CFR Part 840--
Permanent Program Inspection and Enforcement Procedures. OSM will 
request a 3-year term of approval for each information collection 
activity.
    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

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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.
    Title: 30 CFR Part 840--Permanent Program Inspection and 
Enforcement Procedures.
    OMB Control Number: 1029-0051.
    Abstract: This provision requires the regulatory authority to 
conduct periodic inspections of coal mining activities, and prepare and 
maintain inspection reports and other related documents for OSM and 
public review. This information is necessary to meet the requirements 
of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 and its 
public participation provisions. Public review assures the public that 
the State is meeting the requirements for the Act and approved State 
regulatory program.
    Bureau Form Number: None.
    Frequency of Collection: Once and annually.
    Description of Respondents: State Regulatory Authorities.
    Total Annual Responses: 106,382.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 748,140.

    Dated: September 27, 2012.
Andrew F. DeVito,
Chief Division of Regulatory Support.
[FR Doc. 2012-24237 Filed 10-2-12; 8:45 am]
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