[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 80 (Wednesday, April 25, 2012)]
[Page 24737]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-9845]



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 regarding the 
certification of a State or Tribe for noncoal reclamation has been 
forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewed 
approval. The information collection request describes the nature of 
the information collection and the expected burden and cost.

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 May 25, 2012, in order to be assured of 

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Department of the 
Interior Desk Officer, via email at OIRA_Docket@omb.eop.gov, or by 
facsimile to (202) 395-5806. 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 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 
for 30 CFR Part 875--Noncoal Reclamation. 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. Responses are required to obtain a 
benefit. The OMB control number for this collection of information is 
listed in 30 CFR 875.10, which is 1029-0103.
    As required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), a Federal Register notice 
soliciting comments on these collections of information was published 
on February 1, 2012 (77 FR 5049). OSM received one comment, but it did 
not accurately reflect 30 CFR Part 875, nor was it germane to this 
information collection. Therefore, we have not changed the collection 
in response to the comment.
    This notice provides the public with an additional 30 days in which 
to comment on the following information collection activity:
    Title: 30 CFR Part 875--Noncoal Reclamation.
    OMB Control Number: 1029-0103.
    Summary: This part establishes procedures and requirements for 
State and Indian tribes to conduct noncoal reclamation using abandoned 
mine land funding. The information is needed to assure compliance with 
the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977.
    Bureau Form Numbers: None.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.
    Description of Respondents: State governments and Indian Tribes.
    Total Annual Responses: 1.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 10.
    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 1029-0103 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. 2012-9845 Filed 4-24-12; 8:45 am]