[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 192 (Wednesday, October 3, 2012)]
[Page 60459]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-24233]

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Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request for Comments

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 its intention to seek renewed approval for the collection of 
information for permits and permit processing. This information 
collection will also seek approval to collect permit processing fees 
approved under OSM regulations.

DATES: Comments on the proposed information collection must be received 
by December 3, 2012, to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to John A. 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 [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To receive a copy of the information 
collection request contact John A. Trelease, at (202) 208-2783 or at 
the email address listed in ADDRESSES.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget (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 extension. This collection is contained 
in 30 CFR Part 773--Requirements for permits and permit processing. OSM 
is including in this collection a request for OMB approval to collect 
processing fees for new permits in Federal program states and on Indian 
lands codified in 30 CFR 736.25 and 750.25.
    OSM has revised burden estimates, where appropriate, to reflect 
current reporting levels or adjustments based on reestimates of burden 
or respondents. OSM will request a 3-year term of approval for the 
information collection activity.
    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 be included in OSM's submissions 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 773--Requirements for Permits and Permit 
    OMB Control Number: 1029-0115.
    Summary: The collection activities for this Part ensure that the 
public has the opportunity to review permit applications prior to their 
approval, and that applicants for permanent program permits or their 
associates who are in violation of the Surface Mining Control and 
Reclamation Act do not receive surface coal mining permits pending 
resolution of their violations. This collection request includes the 
submission of processing fees authorized by 30 CFR 736.25 and 750.25 in 
Federal program states and on Indian lands, respectively.
    Bureau Form Number: None.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.
    Description of Respondents: Applicants for surface coal mining and 
reclamation permits and State governments and Indian Tribes.
    Total Annual Respondents: 892 coal mining applicants and 24 
regulatory authorities.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 38,442.
    Total Annual Non-Wage Cost Burden: $85,600.

    Dated: September 26, 2012.
Andrew F. DeVito,
Chief Division of Regulatory Support.
[FR Doc. 2012-24233 Filed 10-2-12; 8:45 am]