Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029-0094, 1029-0098 and 1029-0119, 46240-46241 [06-6855]

Download as PDF hsrobinson on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 46240 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 155 / Friday, August 11, 2006 / Notices livestock depredations continue, ODFW requests authorization for employees to conduct lethal control of wolves. Under the ODFW proposal, young-of-the-year (juveniles) captured before October 1, and any lactating females, would be released or relocated rather than killed. No lethal take by private landowners would be authorized by this permit. Currently, the ODFW is authorized through their section 6 Cooperative Agreement under the ESA to conduct non-lethal gray wolf management actions in Oregon for this species, which is Federally listed as endangered. These actions include trapping, collaring, taking blood and hair samples, harassing, and other forms of take that are not reasonably expected to result in the death or permanent disabling of a wolf. A practical, responsive management program is essential to enhancing survival of the wolf in the wild (Service 1987; Service 1994; Service 1999). The program must respond to wolf-livestock conflicts, while promoting wolf recovery objectives. If issued, Oregon’s permit would provide standards for: (a) Determining problem wolf status (including investigative procedures and criteria), (b) conducting wolf control actions, and (c) disposition of problem wolves. In addition to evaluation under the ESA, we are analyzing issuance of this permit under NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). Some environmental impacts of wolf management were analyzed in our 1988 Environmental Action Memorandum on the Interim Wolf Control Plan for the Northern Rocky Mountains and the 1999 Evaluation and Recommended Modifications to it. Our environmental analysis for ODFW’s permit application will include changes in the gray wolf’s population status since 1999 and other issues specific to Oregon. Under NEPA, a reasonable range of alternatives to a proposed project must be developed and considered in our environmental review, along with a noaction alternative. Our NEPA evaluation will evaluate the potential impacts of alternatives for wolf conservation actions in Oregon. Management actions would be developed to conserve wolf populations and to protect livestock and pets. An alternative will be selected and a permit decision made after completion of all required analyses and consideration of all comments received in response to this Notice. Any wolves existing in Oregon would likely be due to range expansion of the northern Rocky Mountains wolf population. However, the State of Oregon has established its own wolf VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:03 Aug 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 population objectives. These population objectives are documented in the Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan, which can be found at: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wolves/. The ODFW permit application can be found at: http://www.fws.gov/pacific/ ecoservices/endangered/recovery/ default.htm. Additional information about wolf recovery and conservation in the northwestern United States, including control of problem wolves, can be found in various reports at: http:// westerngraywolf.fws.gov/. Public Comments Solicited We solicit public review and comment on this ESA recovery permit application and related NEPA environmental review. Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular business hours. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home addresses from the record, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There also may be circumstances in which we would withhold from the record a respondent’s identity, to the extent allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment, but you should be aware that we may be required to disclose your name and address pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act. Moreover, we will not consider anonymous comments. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. Comments and materials received will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the above address. Authority This document is published under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: June 19, 2006. David J. Wesley, Regional Director, Region 1, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. E6–13132 Filed 8–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029–0094, 1029–0098 and 1029–0119 Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 to continue the collections of information for 30 CFR part 700—general provisions, 30 CFR part 769—the petition process for the designation of Federal lands as unsuitable for all or certain types of surface coal mining operations and for termination of previous designations, and 30 CFR 874.16—contractor eligibility requirements for general reclamation and its Abandoned Mine Land Contractor Information form. These information collection activities were previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned clearance numbers 1029–0094, 1029–0098, and 1029–0119, respectively. Comments on the proposed information collection must be received by October 10, 2006, to be assured of consideration. DATES: Comments may be mailed to John A. Trelease, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 Constitution Ave., NW., Room 202—SIB, Washington, DC 20240. Comments may also be submitted electronically to jtrelease@osmre.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the information collection requests, explanatory information and related forms, contact John A. Trelease, at (202) 208–2783. 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 information collections that OSM will be submitting to OMB for approval. These collections are contained in (1) 30 CFR 700, General (1029–0094); (2) 30 CFR part 769, Petition process for designation of Federal lands as ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1 hsrobinson on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 155 / Friday, August 11, 2006 / Notices unsuitable for all or certain types of surface coal mining operations and for termination of previous designations; and (3) 30 CFR 874.16 and the Abandoned Mine Land Contractor Information form. OSM will request a 3year term of approval for each 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 requests to OMB. The following information is provided for the information collection: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) OMB control number; (3) summary of the information collection activity; and (4) frequency of collection, description of the respondents, estimated total annual responses, and the total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden for the collection of information. Title: General, 30 CFR part 700. OMB Control Number: 1029–0094. Summary: This Part establishes procedures and requirements for terminating jurisdiction of surface coal mining and reclamation operations, petitions for rulemaking, and citizen suits filed under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. Bureau Form Number: None. Frequency of Collection: Once. Description of Respondents: State and tribal regulatory authorities, private citizens and citizen groups, and surface coal mining companies. Total Annual Responses: 6. Total Annual Burden Hours: 84. Title: Petition process for designation of Federal lands as unsuitable for all or certain types of surface coal mining operations and for termination of previous designations, 30 CFR part 769. OMB Control Number: 1029–0098. Summary: This part establishes the minimum procedures and standards for designating Federal lands unsuitable for certain types of surface mining operations and for terminating designations pursuant to a petition. The information requested will aid the regulatory authority in the decision making process to approve or disapprove a request. Bureau Form Number: None. Frequency of Collection: Once. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:03 Aug 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 Description of Respondents: People who may be adversely affected by surface mining on Federal lands. Total Annual Responses: 1. Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,067. Title: Contractor eligibility requirements for general reclamation, 30 CFR 874.16 and the AML Contractor Information Form. OMB Control Number: 1029–0119. Summary: 30 CFR 874.16 requires that every successful bidder for an AML contract must be eligible under 30 CFR 773.15(b)(1) at the time of contract award to receive a permit or conditional permit to conduct surface coal mining operations. Further, the regulation requires the eligibility to be confirmed by OSM’s automated AVS and the contractor must be eligible under the regulations implementing Section 510(c) of the Surface Mining Act to receive permits to conduct mining operations. The AML Contractor Information form provides a tool for OSM and the States/ Indian tribes to help them prevent persons with outstanding violations from conducting further mining of AML reclamation activities in the State. Bureau Form Number: None. Frequency of Collection: Once per contract. Description of Respondents: AML contract applicants and State and tribal regulatory authorities. Total Annual Responses: 420 bidders and 8 State responses. Total Annual Burden Hours: 161. Dated: August 7, 2006. John R. Craynon, Chief, Division of Regulatory Support. [FR Doc. 06–6855 Filed 8–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–05–M INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–1104 (Preliminary)] Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From China Determination On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject investigation, the United States International Trade Commission (Commission) determines, pursuant to section 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)) (the Act), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports from China of certain polyester staple 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46241 fiber, provided for in subheading 5503.0020 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value. Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission’s rules, the Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of its investigation. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided in section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules, upon notice from the Department of Commerce (Commerce) of an affirmative preliminary determination in the investigation under section 733(b) of the Act, or, if the preliminary determination is negative, upon notice of an affirmative final determination in that investigation under section 735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries of appearance in the preliminary phase of the investigation need not enter a separate appearance for the final phase of the investigation. Industrial users, and, if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping and countervailing duty investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigation. Background On June 23, 2006, a petition was filed with the Commission and Commerce by DAK Americas, LLC, Charlotte, NC; Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America, Lacke City, SC; and Wellman, Inc., Shrewsbury, NJ; alleging that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of LTFV imports of certain PSF from China. Accordingly, effective June 23, 2006, the Commission instituted antidumping duty investigation No. 731–TA–1104 (Preliminary). Notice of the institution of the Commission’s investigation and of a public conference to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of June 29, 2006 (71 FR 37097, June 29, 2006). The conference was held in Washington, DC, on July 14, 2006, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission transmitted its determination in this investigation to E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 155 (Friday, August 11, 2006)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement


Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029-0094, 1029-
0098 and 1029-0119

AGENCY: Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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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 to continue the 
collections of information for 30 CFR part 700--general provisions, 30 
CFR part 769--the petition process for the designation of Federal lands 
as unsuitable for all or certain types of surface coal mining 
operations and for termination of previous designations, and 30 CFR 
874.16--contractor eligibility requirements for general reclamation and 
its Abandoned Mine Land Contractor Information form. These information 
collection activities were previously approved by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned clearance numbers 1029-0094, 
1029-0098, and 1029-0119, respectively.

DATES: Comments on the proposed information collection must be received 
by October 10, 2006, 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 202--SIB, Washington, DC 20240. Comments may also be 
submitted electronically to jtrelease@osmre.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the information 
collection requests, explanatory information and related forms, contact 
John A. Trelease, at (202) 208-2783.

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 
information collections that OSM will be submitting to OMB for 
approval. These collections are contained in (1) 30 CFR 700, General 
(1029-0094); (2) 30 CFR part 769, Petition process for designation of 
Federal lands as

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unsuitable for all or certain types of surface coal mining operations 
and for termination of previous designations; and (3) 30 CFR 874.16 and 
the Abandoned Mine Land Contractor Information form. OSM will request a 
3-year term of approval for each 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 requests to OMB.
    The following information is provided for the information 
collection: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) OMB control 
number; (3) summary of the information collection activity; and (4) 
frequency of collection, description of the respondents, estimated 
total annual responses, and the total annual reporting and 
recordkeeping burden for the collection of information.
    Title: General, 30 CFR part 700.
    OMB Control Number: 1029-0094.
    Summary: This Part establishes procedures and requirements for 
terminating jurisdiction of surface coal mining and reclamation 
operations, petitions for rulemaking, and citizen suits filed under the 
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977.
    Bureau Form Number: None.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.
    Description of Respondents: State and tribal regulatory 
authorities, private citizens and citizen groups, and surface coal 
mining companies.
    Total Annual Responses: 6.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 84.

    Title: Petition process for designation of Federal lands as 
unsuitable for all or certain types of surface coal mining operations 
and for termination of previous designations, 30 CFR part 769.
    OMB Control Number: 1029-0098.
    Summary: This part establishes the minimum procedures and standards 
for designating Federal lands unsuitable for certain types of surface 
mining operations and for terminating designations pursuant to a 
petition. The information requested will aid the regulatory authority 
in the decision making process to approve or disapprove a request.
    Bureau Form Number: None.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.
    Description of Respondents: People who may be adversely affected by 
surface mining on Federal lands.
    Total Annual Responses: 1.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,067.

    Title: Contractor eligibility requirements for general reclamation, 
30 CFR 874.16 and the AML Contractor Information Form.
    OMB Control Number: 1029-0119.
    Summary: 30 CFR 874.16 requires that every successful bidder for an 
AML contract must be eligible under 30 CFR 773.15(b)(1) at the time of 
contract award to receive a permit or conditional permit to conduct 
surface coal mining operations. Further, the regulation requires the 
eligibility to be confirmed by OSM's automated AVS and the contractor 
must be eligible under the regulations implementing Section 510(c) of 
the Surface Mining Act to receive permits to conduct mining operations. 
The AML Contractor Information form provides a tool for OSM and the 
States/Indian tribes to help them prevent persons with outstanding 
violations from conducting further mining of AML reclamation activities 
in the State.
    Bureau Form Number: None.
    Frequency of Collection: Once per contract.
    Description of Respondents: AML contract applicants and State and 
tribal regulatory authorities.
    Total Annual Responses: 420 bidders and 8 State responses.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 161.

    Dated: August 7, 2006.
John R. Craynon,
Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.
[FR Doc. 06-6855 Filed 8-10-06; 8:45 am]
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