[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 32 (Tuesday, February 18, 2014)]
[Page 9276]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-03486]



Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

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Notice of Proposed Information Collection

AGENCY: Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 
Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request for comments 
for 1029-0024.


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 Procedures 
and Criteria for Approval or Disapproval of State Program Submissions, 
has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and comment. The information collection request describes the 
nature of the information collection and the expected burden and cost.

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 March 20, 2014, in order to be assured of 

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Department of the 
Interior Desk Officer, by telefax at (202) 395-5806 or via email to 
OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. 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 jtrelease@osmre.gov. Please refer to OMB control 
number 1029-0024 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 to jtrelease@osmre.gov. You may also review this 
collection by going to http://www.reginfo.gov (Information Collection 
Review, Currently Under Review, Agency is Department of the Interior, 

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 a 
request to OMB to renew its approval of the collection of information 
contained in 30 CFR Part 732 for approving or disapproving state 
program submissions. OSM is requesting a 3-year term of approval for 
the 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 1029-0024 and is referenced in Sec.  
    As required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), a Federal Register notice 
soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on 
November 29, 2013 (78 FR 71642). 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 732--Procedures and Criteria for Approval or 
Disapproval of State Program Submissions.
    OMB Control Number: 1029-0024.
    Summary: Part 732 establishes the procedures and criteria for 
approval and disapproval of State program submissions. The information 
submitted is used to evaluate whether State regulatory authorities are 
meeting the provisions of their approved programs.
    Bureau Form Number: None.
    Frequency of Collection: Once and annually.
    Description of Respondents: 24 State and 4 Tribal regulatory 
    Total Annual Responses: 40.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,775.
    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 burdens on respondents, such as use of automated 
means of collections of the information, to the addresses listed under 
ADDRESSES. Please refer to the appropriate OMB control number 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: February 7, 2014.
Stephen M. Sheffield,
Acting Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.
[FR Doc. 2014-03486 Filed 2-14-14; 8:45 am]