[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 130 (Friday, July 6, 2012)]
[Pages 40081-40082]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16489]



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 its intention to request approval to continue the 
collections of information under 30 CFR Part 740, Surface Coal Mining 
and Reclamation Operations on Federal Lands. This information 
collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB), and assigned clearance numbers 1029-0027.

DATES: Comments on the proposed information collection must be received 
by September 4, 2012, to be assured of consideration.

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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 at the 
email address listed above.

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 
approval. This collection is contained in 30 CFR Part 740--General 
requirements for surface coal mining and reclamation operations on 
Federal lands (1029-0027). OSM will request 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 for this collection.
    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 submission 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.
    This notice provides the public with 60 days in which to comment on 
the following information collection activity:
    Title: 30 CFR Part 740--General requirements for surface coal 
mining and reclamation operations on Federal lands.
    OMB Control Number: 1029-0027.
    Summary: Section 523 of SMCRA requires that a Federal lands program 
be established to govern surface coal mining and reclamation operations 
on Federal lands. The information requested is needed to assist the 
regulatory authority determine the eligibility of an applicant to 
conduct surface coal mining operations on Federal lands.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.
    Description of Respondents: Applicants for surface coal mine 
permits on Federal lands, and State Regulatory Authorities.
    Total Annual Responses: 10.
    Total Annual Burden Hours for Applicants: 645.
    Total Annual Burden Hours for States: 280.
    Total Annual Burden for All Respondents: 925.

    Dated: June 29, 2012.
Andrew F. DeVito,
Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.
[FR Doc. 2012-16489 Filed 7-5-12; 8:45 am]