[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 149 (Thursday, August 2, 2012)]
[Page 46121]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18810]



Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Notice of Proposed Information Collection; General Provisions

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 seek the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) approval to continue the collection of information for our 
General provisions. This information collection activity was previously 
approved by OMB and assigned clearance number 1029-0094.

DATES: Comments on the proposed information collection must be received 
by October 1, 2012, to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Adrienne Alsop, Office of Surface 
Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 
203--SIB, Washington, DC 20240. Comments may also be submitted 
electronically to aalsop@osmre.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this collection of information, contact Adrienne Alsop, at (202) 
208-2818 or by email listed previously.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, which 
implementing 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, the collection contained in 30 CFR part 700--General (1029-
0094). OSM will seek a 3-year term of approval for this information 
collection activity. We 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.
    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.
    Title: 30 CFR Part 700--General.
    OMB Control Number: 1029-0094.
    Summary: This Part establishes procedures and requirements for 
terminating jurisdiction of surface coal mining and reclamation 
operations, petitions for rulemaking, and citizen suits filed under the 
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977.
    Bureau Form Number: None.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.
    Description of Respondents: State and tribal regulatory 
authorities, private citizens and citizen groups, and surface coal 
mining companies.
    Total Annual Responses: 3.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 65.

    Dated: July 23, 2012.
Andrew F. DeVito,
Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.
[FR Doc. 2012-18810 Filed 8-1-12; 8:45 am]