[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 238 (Tuesday, December 11, 2012)]
[Page 73674]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29648]

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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, 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 continued approval for the 
collection of information for 30 CFR Part 882--Reclamation on Private 
Land. This Part of the regulation establishes procedures for recovery 
of the cost of reclamation activities conducted on private property. 
OSM, the State, or the Indian tribe has the discretionary authority to 
appraise the land and place or waive a lien against land reclaimed by 
the regulatory authority if the reclamation results in a significant 
increase in the fair market value. Responses are required to obtain a 
    This information collection activity was previously approved by the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and assigned control number 1029-

DATES: Comments on the proposed information collection must be received 
by February 11, 2013, 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 Trelease, at (202) 208-2783 or by 
email at [email protected].

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. The collection is contained in 30 CFR Part 882--Reclamation 
on Private Lands. OSM will request a 3-year term of approval for this 
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 accompany OSM's submission of the 
information collection request 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 882--Reclamation on Private Lands.
    OMB Control Number: 1029-0057.
    Summary: Public Law 95-87 authorizes Federal, State, and Tribal 
governments to reclaim private lands and allows for the establishment 
of procedures for the recovery of the cost of reclamation activities on 
privately owned lands. These procedures are intended to ensure that 
governments have sufficient capability to file liens so that certain 
landowners will not receive a windfall from reclamation.
    Bureau Form Number: None.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.
    Description of Respondents: State governments and Indian tribes.
    Total Annual Responses: 1.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 120.

    Dated: December 4, 2012.
Andrew F. DeVito,
Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.
[FR Doc. 2012-29648 Filed 12-10-12; 8:45 am]