[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 80 (Wednesday, April 25, 2012)]
[Pages 24737-24738]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-9843]



Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Notice of Proposed Information Collection

AGENCY: Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.

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 its maintenance 
of state programs and procedures for substituting Federal enforcement 
of state programs and withdrawing approval of state programs, has been 
forwarded 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.

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DATES: OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information 
collections but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, public comments 
should be submitted to OMB by May 25, 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 the 
Interior Desk Officer, by telefax to (202) 395-5806 or by email to 
[email protected]. 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 [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To receive a copy of the information 
collection request contact John Trelease at (202) 208-2783, or 
electronically at [email protected]. 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 the 
request to OMB to renew its approval for the collection of information 
found at 30 CFR Part 733. OSM is requesting a 3-year term of approval 
for this 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 1029-0025, and may be found in OSM's 
regulations at 30 CFR Part 733.10. Individuals are required to respond 
to obtain a benefit.
    As required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), a Federal Register notice 
soliciting comments on this collection was published on January 25, 
2012 (77 FR 3793). 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 733--Maintenance of State Programs and 
Procedures for Substituting Federal Enforcement of State Programs and 
Withdrawing Approval of State Programs.
    OMB Control Number: 1029-0025.
    Summary: This part provides that any interested person may request 
the Director of OSM to evaluate a State program by setting forth in the 
request a concise statement of facts that the person believes 
establishes the need for the evaluation.
    Bureau Form Number: None.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.
    Description of Respondents: Any interested person (individuals, 
businesses, institutions, organizations).
    Total Annual Responses: 1.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 50.
    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 places listed under 
Addresses. Please refer to control number 1029-0025 in all 
    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: April 18, 2012.
Andrew F. DeVito,
Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.
[FR Doc. 2012-9843 Filed 4-24-12; 8:45 am]