[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 132 (Wednesday, July 10, 2013)]
[Page 41421]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16584]



Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

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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 approval for the collections of 
information for 30 CFR Part 764--State Processes for Designating Areas 
Unsuitable for Surface Coal Mining Operations.

DATES: Comments on the proposed information collection must be received 
by September 9, 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] or by Fax to (202) 219-3276.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget (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 extension. This 
collection is contained in 30 CFR part 764.
    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 these 
information collection activities.
    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 collections; 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.
    This notice provides the public with 60 days in which to comment on 
the following information collection activity:
    Title: 30 CFR Part 764--State Processes for Designating Areas 
Unsuitable for Surface Coal Mining Operations.
    OMB Control Number: 1029-0030.
    Summary: This Part implements the requirement of section 522 of the 
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA), P.L. 95-87, 
which provides authority for citizens to petition States to designate 
lands unsuitable for surface coal mining operations, or to terminate 
such designation. The regulatory authority uses the information to 
identify, locate, compare and evaluate the area requested to be 
designated as unsuitable, or terminate the designation, for surface 
coal mining operations.
    Bureau Form Number: None.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals, groups or businesses that 
petition the States, and the State regulatory authorities that must 
process the petitions.
    Total Annual Respondents: 4.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,000 hours for individuals or groups, 
and 4,000 for State regulatory authorities.
    Total Annual Non-wage Costs: $400.

    Dated: June 28, 2013.
Andrew F. DeVito,
Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.
[FR Doc. 2013-16584 Filed 7-9-13; 8:45 am]