[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 14 (Tuesday, January 22, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 4437]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01149]


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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 renewed collection authority for 
the exemption of coal extraction incidental to the extraction of other 
minerals. This information collection activity was previously approved 
by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned clearance 
number 1029-0089.

DATES: Comments on the proposed information collection must be received 
by March 25, 2013, 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 and explanatory information contact John Trelease at 
(202) 208-2783 or email at jtrelease@osmre.gov.

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)]. This notice identifies 
an information collection that OSM will be submitting to OMB for 
approval. This collection is contained in 30 CFR Part 702--Exemption 
for Coal Extraction Incidental to the Extraction of Other Minerals. The 
information submitted by respondents is required to obtain a benefit. 
OSM will request a 3-year term of approval for this 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 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 702--Exemption for Coal Extraction Incidental to 
the Extraction of Other Minerals.
    OMB Control Number: 1029-0089.
    Summary: This Part implements the requirement in Section 701(28) of 
the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA), which 
grants an exemption from the requirements of SMCRA to operators 
extracting not more than 16\2/3\ percentage tonnage of coal incidental 
to the extraction of other minerals. This information will be used by 
the regulatory authorities to make that determination.
    Bureau Form Number: None.
    Frequency of Collection: Once and annually thereafter.
    Description of Respondents: Producers of coal and other minerals 
and State regulatory authorities.
    Total Annual Responses: 120.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 586.
    Total Non-wage Costs: $1,200.

    Dated: January 14, 2013.
Andrew F. DeVito,
Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.
[FR Doc. 2013-01149 Filed 1-18-13; 8:45 am]
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