[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 19 (Tuesday, January 29, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 6130]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01865]


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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 for the collection of 
information for the Abandoned Mine Land Problem Area Description form. 
This information collection activity was previously approved by the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned control number 
1029-0087.

DATES: Comments on the proposed information collection must be received 
by April 1, 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, contact John Trelease, at (202) 208-2783 or by 
email at jtrelease@osmre.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget (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 approval. This collection is contained in the 
Form OSM-76, Abandoned Mine Land Problem Area Description form. OSM 
will request a 3-year term of approval for each information collection 
activity. 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 submissions of the 
information collection requests 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: OSM-76--Abandoned Mine Land Problem Area Description Form.
    OMB Control Number: 1029-0087.
    Summary: This form will be used to update the Office of Surface 
Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's electronic inventory of abandoned 
mine lands (e-AMLIS). From this inventory, the most serious problem 
areas are selected for reclamation through the apportionment of funds 
to States and Indian tribes.
    Bureau Form Number: OSM-76.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Description of Respondents: State governments and Indian tribes.
    Total Annual Responses: 2,720.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,450.

    Dated: January 23, 2013.
Andrew F. DeVito,
Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.
[FR Doc. 2013-01865 Filed 1-28-13; 8:45 am]
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