[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 11 (Wednesday, January 16, 2013)]
[Pages 3448-3449]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00614]



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 the requirements 
for permits and permit processing has been submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information 
collection package was previously approved and assigned control number 
1029-0115. This information collection will also seek approval to 
collect permit processing fees approved under OSM regulations.
    This notice describes the nature of the information collection 
activity and the expected burdens.

DATES: OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information 
collection but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, public comments 
should be submitted to OMB by February 15, 2013, 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 [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 1029-0115 in 
your correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To receive a copy of the information 
collection request contact John Trelease at (202) 208-2783, or 
electronically at [email protected]. You may also review the 
information collection request online at http://www.reginfo.gov. Follow 
the instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under 
review by OMB.

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)]. OSM has submitted a 
request to OMB to renew its approval for the collection of information 
for 30 CFR Part 773--Requirements for Permits and Permit Processing. 
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, 1029-0115, is listed in 30 CFR 773.3. Individuals are 
required to respond to obtain a benefit.
    As required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), a Federal Register notice 
soliciting comments on these collections of information was published 
on October 3, 2012 (77 FR 60459). No comments were received. This 
notice provides the public with an additional 30 days in which to 
comment on the following collection activity:
    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: $108,520.
    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

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information, to the places listed in Addresses. Please refer to control 
number 1029-0115 in all correspondence.
    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: December 27, 2012.
Andrew F. DeVito,
Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.
[FR Doc. 2013-00614 Filed 1-15-13; 8:45 am]