[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 240 (Friday, December 13, 2013)]
[Page 75942]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29737]



Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

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Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request for Comments 
for 1029-0114

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 renew authority to collect information for 
a series of customer surveys to evaluate OSM's performance in meeting 
the performance goals outlined in its annual plans developed pursuant 
to the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). The Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved the collection and 
assigned it clearance number 1029-0114.

DATES: Comments on the proposed information collection must be received 
by February 11, 2014, to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to John 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 jtrelease@osmre.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To receive a copy of the information 
collection request contact John Trelease, at (202) 208-2783 or 
electronically at jtrelease@osmre.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB regulations at 5 CFR 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 
the information collection that OSM will be submitting to OMB for 
approval. 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 1029-0114 and is on the forms along with 
the expiration date. 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.
    This notice provides the public with 60 days in which to comment on 
the following information collection activity:
    Title: Technical Evaluations Series.
    OMB Control Number: 1029-0114.
    Summary: The series of surveys are needed to ensure that technical 
assistance activities, technology transfer activities and technical 
forums are useful for those who participate or receive the assistance. 
Specifically, representatives from State and Tribal regulatory and 
reclamation authorities, representatives of industry, environmental or 
citizen groups, or the public, are the recipients of the assistance or 
participants in these forums. These surveys will be the primary means 
through which OSM evaluates its performance in meeting the performance 
goals outlined in its annual plans developed pursuant to the Government 
Performance and Results Act.
    Bureau Form Number: None.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.
    Description of Respondents: 26 State and Tribal governments, 
industry organizations and individuals who request information or 
    Total Annual Responses: 550.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 46.

    Dated: December 5, 2013.
Andrew F. DeVito,
Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.
[FR Doc. 2013-29737 Filed 12-12-13; 8:45 am]