[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 63 (Tuesday, April 2, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 19734]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07554]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

[OMB Control Number 1029-0117]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection

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 renewed approval from the Office of 
Management and Budget to continue collecting information for Permit 
Applications--Minimum Requirements for Legal, Financial, Compliance, 
and Related Information. The information collection request describes 
the nature of the information collection and its expected burden and 
cost.

DATES: Comments on the proposed information collection must be received 
by June 3, 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: 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 
extension. This collection is contained in 30 CFR Part 778--Permit 
Applications--Minimum Requirements for Legal, Financial, Compliance, 
and Related Information.
    OSM has revised burden estimates, where appropriate, to reflect 
current reporting levels or adjustments based on reestimates of burden 
or respondents. OSM will request a 3-year term of approval for each 
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 this 
collection of information is 1029-0117 and is displayed at 30 CFR 
778.8. 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 be included in OSM's submissions of the 
information collection request to OMB.
    Title: 30 CFR Part 778--Permit Applications--Minimum Requirements 
for Legal, Financial, Compliance, and Related Information.
    OMB Control Number: 1029-0117.
    Summary: Section 507(b) of P.L. 95-87 provides that persons 
conducting coal mining activities submit to the regulatory authority 
all relevant information regarding ownership and control of the mining 
company, their compliance status and history, and authority to mine the 
property. This information is used to insure all legal, financial and 
compliance requirements are satisfied prior to issuance or denial of a 
permit.
    Bureau Form Number: None.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.
    Description of Respondents: Surface coal mining permit applicants 
and State regulatory authorities.
    Total Annual Responses: 3,223.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,119.
    Total Non-labor Costs: $0.
    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.

    Dated: March 26, 2013.
Andrew F. DeVito,
Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.
[FR Doc. 2013-07554 Filed 4-1-13; 8:45 am]
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