[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 217 (Thursday, November 8, 2012)]
[Pages 67024-67025]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27060]



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 that the information collection request for its General 
provisions has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval. This information collection request 
describes the nature of the information collection and its expected 
burden and cost.

DATES: OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information 
collection request but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, public 
comments should be submitted to OMB by December 10, 2012, in order to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Department of the Interior 
Desk Officer, via email at OIRA [email protected], 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, or 
electronically to [email protected]. Please reference 1029-0094 in 
your correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To receive a copy of the information 
collection request, contact John Trelease at (202) 208-2783. You may 
also contact Mr. Trelease at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 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 700. 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 1029-0094, 
and may be found in OSM's regulations at 30 CFR 700.10. 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 August 2, 2012 
(77 FR 46121). 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 700--General.
    OMB Control Number: 1029-0094.
    Summary: The information 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: 50 hours.

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    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 in 
ADDRESSES. Please refer to control number 1029-0094 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: October 31, 2012.
Andrew F. DeVito,
Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.
[FR Doc. 2012-27060 Filed 11-7-12; 8:45 am]