[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 49 (Tuesday, March 13, 2012)]
[Pages 14828-14829]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-5945]



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.


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 Areas Designated 
by Act of Congress, 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 the 
expected burden and cost. This information collection activity was 
previously approved by OMB and assigned control number 1029-0111.

DATES: OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information 
collection but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, public comments 
should be submitted to OMB by April 12, 2012, in order to be assured of 

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Department of 
Interior Desk Officer, by telefax at (202) 395-5806 or via email to 
OIRA_Docket@omb.eop.gov. 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, by 
telefax to (202) 219-3276, or by email 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 
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 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 of the collection of information 
contained in 30 CFR part 761--Areas Designated by Act of Congress. OSM 
is requesting a 3-year term of approval for this information collection 
    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

[[Page 14829]]

number for this collection of information is 1029-0111. Responses are 
required to obtain a benefit for this collection.
    As required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), a Federal Register notice 
soliciting comments for these collections of information was published 
on October 28, 2011 (76 FR 66962). 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 761--Areas Designated by Act of Congress.
    OMB Control Number: 1029-0111.
    Summary: OSM and State regulatory authorities use the information 
collected under 30 CFR Part 761 to ensure that persons planning to 
conduct surface coal mining operations on the lands protected by Sec.  
522(e) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 have 
the right to do so under one of the exemptions or waivers provided by 
this section of the Act.
    Bureau Form Number: None.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.
    Description of Respondents: 23 applicants for certain surface coal 
mine permits and the corresponding State regulatory authorities.
    Total Annual Responses: 194.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 880.
    Total Annual Non-Hour Burden Costs: $3,420.
    Send comments on the need for the collections 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 collections; and ways to minimize the 
information collection burdens on respondents, such as use of automated 
means of collections of the information, to the individual listed in 
ADDRESSES. Please refer to OMB control number 1029-0111 in all 
    Before including your address, phone number, 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 6, 2012.
Andrew F. DeVito,
Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.
[FR Doc. 2012-5945 Filed 3-12-12; 8:45 am]