[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 226 (Friday, November 23, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70184-70185]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28410]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement


Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029-0098

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 that the information collection request for the 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, has been submitted to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection 
request describes the nature of the information collection and its 
expected burden and cost. This information collection activity was 
previously approved by OMB and assigned clearance number 1029-0098.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 24, 2012, to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Department of the 
Interior Desk Officer, via email at OIRA submission@omb.eop.gov, or by 
facsimile to (202) 395-5806. Also, please send a copy of your comments 
to John Trelease, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 
1951 Constitution Ave NW., Room 203--SIB, Washington, DC 20240, or 
electronically to jtrelease@osmre.gov. Please reference 1029-0098 in 
your correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To receive a copy of the information 
collection request contact John Trelease at (202) 208-2783, or 
electronically at jtrelease@osmre.gov. You may also review this 
information collection request on the Internet by going to http://www.reginfo.gov (Information Collection Review, Currently Under Review, 
Agency is Department of the Interior, DOI-OSMRE).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 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)]. OSM has submitted a 
request to OMB to renew its approval for the collection of information 
found at 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 is 
requesting a 3-year term of approval for this collection. This 
collection is required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    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 this 
collection of information is 1029-0098.
    As required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), a Federal Register notice 
soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on 
August 17, 2012 (77 FR 49827). No comments were received. This notice 
provides the public with an additional 30 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.
    Send comments on the need for the collection of information for the 
performance of the functions of the agency; the accuracy of the 
agency's burden estimates; ways to enhance the quality, utility and 
clarity of the information collection; and ways to minimize the 
information collection burden on respondents, such as use of automated 
means of collection of the information, to the offices listed in the 
ADDRESSES section. Please refer to the appropriate OMB control number 
in all 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.


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    Dated: November 14, 2012.
Andrew F. DeVito,
Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.
[FR Doc. 2012-28410 Filed 11-21-12; 8:45 am]
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