Montana Regulatory Program, 61366-61367 [2010-24851]

Download as PDF 61366 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 192 / Tuesday, October 5, 2010 / Proposed Rules Washington, DC 20426, Telephone: (202) 502–8672, E-mail: robert.sheldon@ferc.gov. Gary D. Cohen (Legal Information), Office of the General Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, Telephone: (202) 502–8321, Email: gary.cohen@ferc.gov. Notice Regarding Reply Comments On June 17, 2010, the Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) (75 FR 35700) in the abovereferenced proceeding 1 proposing to revise certain financial reporting forms required by natural gas companies (FERC Form Nos. 2, 2–A and 3–Q). Initial comments on this NOPR were due on August 23, 2010. The Commission is providing interested parties with an opportunity to file reply comments on the NOPR. By this notice, reply comments should be filed on or before October 25, 2010. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–24943 Filed 10–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement 30 CFR Part 926 [SATS No. MT–031–FOR; Docket ID OSM– 2010–0010] Montana Regulatory Program Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; public comment period and opportunity for public hearing on proposed amendment. AGENCY: We are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Montana regulatory program (hereinafter, the ‘‘Montana program’’) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (‘‘SMCRA’’ or ‘‘the Act’’). Montana proposes revisions to the Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) at Chapter 17.24.1109 (BONDING: LETTERS OF CREDIT). Montana intends to revise its program to incorporate the additional flexibility afforded by the revised Federal regulations and SMCRA, as amended, and to improve operational efficiency. hsrobinson on DSK69SOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 SUMMARY: 1 Revisions to Forms and Statements, and Reporting Requirements for Natural Gas Pipelines, 131 FERC ¶ 61,245 (2010). VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:28 Oct 04, 2010 Jkt 223001 This document gives the times and locations that the Montana program and proposed amendment to that program are available for your inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments on the amendment, and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested. DATES: We will accept written comments on this amendment until 4 p.m., m.d.t. November 4, 2010. If requested, we will hold a public hearing on the amendment on November 1, 2010. We will accept requests to speak until 4 p.m., m.d.t. on October 20, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by ‘‘SATS No. MT–031–FOR’’ or ‘‘Docket ID No. OSM–2010–0010,’’ by any of the following methods: • E-mail: chulsman@osmre.gov. Please Include ‘‘Docket ID No. OSM– 2010–0010’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Jim Fulton, Director, Denver Field Division, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1999 Broadway, Suite 3320, Denver, CO 80202. • Fax: (307) 261–6552. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket ID No. OSM–2010–0010. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the ‘‘Public Comment Procedures’’ heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Docket: Access to the docket, to review copies of the Montana program, this amendment, a listing of any scheduled public hearings, and all written comments received in response to this document, may be obtained at the addresses listed below during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. You may receive one free copy of the amendment by contacting Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM’s) Casper Field Office. In addition, you may review a copy of the amendment during regular business hours at the following locations: Jeffrey Fleischman, Chief, Casper Field Office, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Dick Cheney Federal Building POB 11018, 150 East B Street, Room 1018, Casper, Wyoming 82601.7032, (307) 261–6550, jfleischman@osmre.gov. Edward L. Coleman, Bureau Chief, Industrial and Energy Minerals Bureau, Department of Environmental Quality, PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 P.O. Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620– 0901, (406) 444–2544, ecoleman@mt.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffery Fleischman, Field Office Director, Casper Field Office; Telephone: (307) 261–6550; Internet address: jfleischman@osmre.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background on the Montana Program II. Description of the Proposed Amendment III. Public Comment Procedures IV. Procedural Determinations I. Background on the Montana Program Section 503(a) of the Act permits a State to assume primacy for the regulation of surface coal mining and reclamation operations on non-Federal and non-Indian lands within its borders by demonstrating that its State program includes, among other things, ‘‘a State law which provides for the regulation of surface coal mining and reclamation operations in accordance with the requirements of this Act * * *; and rules and regulations consistent with regulations issued by the Secretary pursuant to this Act.’’ See 30 U.S.C. 1253(a)(1) and (7). On the basis of these criteria, the Secretary of the Interior conditionally approved the Montana program on April 1, 1980. You can find background information on the Montana program, including the Secretary’s findings, the disposition of comments, and conditions of approval of the Montana program in the April 1, 1980, Federal Register (45 FR 21560). You can also find later actions concerning Montana’s program and program amendments at 30 CFR 926.15, 926.16, and 926.30. II. Description of the Proposed Amendment By letter dated July 14, 2010, Montana sent us a proposed amendment to its program (Administrative Record Docket ID No. OSM–2010–0010) under SMCRA (30 U.S.C. 1201 et seq.). Montana sent the amendment to include the changes made at its own initiative. The full text of the program amendment is available for you to read at the locations listed above under ADDRESSES. Montana proposes revisions to the Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) at Chapter 17.24.1109 (BONDING: LETTERS OF CREDIT. Montana proposes to change a condition for irrevocable letters of credit issued by banks as collateral in order to correct an error in the definition. Specifically, in ARM 17.24.1109(1)(e)(iii), Montana proposes to (1) substitute ‘‘capital stock’’ for ‘‘shareholders equity’’ to tailor the E:\FR\FM\05OCP1.SGM 05OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 192 / Tuesday, October 5, 2010 / Proposed Rules definition of ‘‘total stockholders equity’’ to that used by the banking industry; and (2) delete the criterion to evaluate the financial strength of a bank issuing a letter of credit set forth in ARM 17.24.1109(1)(f). Upon deletion of subsection (f), (g) through (j)(iii) will remain the same, but will be renumbered (f) through (i)(iii). III. Public Comment Procedures Under the provisions of 30 CFR 732.17(h), we are seeking your comments on whether the amendment satisfies the applicable program approval criteria of 30 CFR 732.15. If we approve the amendment, it will become part of the Montana program. Electronic or Written Comments If you submit written comments, they should be specific, confined to issues pertinent to the proposed regulations, and explain the reason for any recommended change(s). We appreciate any and all comments, but those most useful and likely to influence decisions on the final regulations will be those that either involve personal experience or include citations to and analyses of SMCRA, its legislative history, its implementing regulations, case law, other pertinent Tribal or Federal laws or regulations, technical literature, or other relevant publications. We cannot ensure that comments received after the close of the comment period (see DATES) or sent to an address other than those listed above (see ADDRESSES) will be included in the docket for this rulemaking and considered. hsrobinson on DSK69SOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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 in the electronic docket for this rulemaking at http://www.regulations.gov. 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. Public Hearing If you wish to speak at the public hearing, contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT by 4 p.m., m.d.t. on October 20, 2010. If you are disabled and need reasonable accommodations to attend a public hearing, contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. We will arrange the location and time of the hearing with those persons requesting VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:28 Oct 04, 2010 Jkt 223001 the hearing. If no one requests an opportunity to speak, we will not hold the hearing. To assist the transcriber and ensure an accurate record, we request, if possible, that each person who speaks at a public hearing provide us with a written copy of his or her comments. The public hearing will continue on the specified date until everyone scheduled to speak has been given an opportunity to be heard. If you are in the audience and have not been scheduled to speak and wish to do so, you will be allowed to speak after those who have been scheduled. We will end the hearing after everyone scheduled to speak and others present in the audience who wish to speak, have been heard. Public Meeting If there is only limited interest in participating in a public hearing, we may hold a public meeting rather than a public hearing. If you wish to meet with us to discuss the submission, please request a meeting by contacting the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All such meetings are open to the public and, if possible, we will post notices of meetings at the locations listed under ADDRESSES. We will make a written summary of each meeting a part of the administrative record. IV. Procedural Determinations Executive Order 12866—Regulatory Planning and Review This rule is exempted from review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under Executive Order 12866 (Regulatory Planning and Review). Other Laws and Executive Orders Affecting Rulemaking When a State submits a program amendment to OSM for review, our regulations at 30 CFR 732.17(h) require us to publish a notice in the Federal Register indicating receipt of the proposed amendment, its text or a summary of its terms, and an opportunity for public comment. We conclude our review of the proposed amendment after the close of the public comment period and determine whether the amendment should be approved, approved in part, or not approved. At that time, we will also make the determinations and certifications required by the various laws and executive orders governing the rulemaking process and include them in the final rule. List of Subjects in 30 CFR Part 926 Intergovernmental relations, Surface mining, Underground mining. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 61367 Dated: July 30, 2010. Allen D. Klein, Regional Director, Western Region . [FR Doc. 2010–24851 Filed 10–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–05–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R09–OAR–2010–0613; FRL–9210–1] Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality Management District Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from Architectural Coatings. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action. DATES: Any comments must arrive by November 4, 2010. ADDRESSES: Submit comments, identified by docket number EPA–R09– OAR–2010–0613, by one of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions. 2. E-mail: steckel.andrew@epa.gov. 3. Mail or deliver: Andrew Steckel (Air–4), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105–3901. Instructions: All comments will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Information that you consider CBI or otherwise protected should be clearly identified as such and should not be submitted through http:// www.regulations.gov or e-mail. http:// www.regulations.gov is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, and EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 192 (Tuesday, October 5, 2010)]
[Proposed Rules]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

30 CFR Part 926

[SATS No. MT-031-FOR; Docket ID OSM-2010-0010]


Montana Regulatory Program

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

ACTION: Proposed rule; public comment period and opportunity for public 
hearing on proposed amendment.

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SUMMARY: We are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the 
Montana regulatory program (hereinafter, the ``Montana program'') under 
the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (``SMCRA'' or 
``the Act''). Montana proposes revisions to the Administrative Rules of 
Montana (ARM) at Chapter 17.24.1109 (BONDING: LETTERS OF CREDIT). 
Montana intends to revise its program to incorporate the additional 
flexibility afforded by the revised Federal regulations and SMCRA, as 
amended, and to improve operational efficiency.
    This document gives the times and locations that the Montana 
program and proposed amendment to that program are available for your 
inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written 
comments on the amendment, and the procedures that we will follow for 
the public hearing, if one is requested.

DATES: We will accept written comments on this amendment until 4 p.m., 
m.d.t. November 4, 2010. If requested, we will hold a public hearing on 
the amendment on November 1, 2010. We will accept requests to speak 
until 4 p.m., m.d.t. on October 20, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by ``SATS No. MT-031-
FOR'' or ``Docket ID No. OSM-2010-0010,'' by any of the following 
methods:
     E-mail: chulsman@osmre.gov. Please Include ``Docket ID No. 
OSM-2010-0010'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Jim Fulton, Director, Denver 
Field Division, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 
1999 Broadway, Suite 3320, Denver, CO 80202.
     Fax: (307) 261-6552.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the instructions for submitting comments.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and Docket ID No. OSM-2010-0010. For detailed instructions on 
submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking 
process, see the ``Public Comment Procedures'' heading of the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
    Docket: Access to the docket, to review copies of the Montana 
program, this amendment, a listing of any scheduled public hearings, 
and all written comments received in response to this document, may be 
obtained at the addresses listed below during normal business hours, 
Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. You may receive one free 
copy of the amendment by contacting Office of Surface Mining 
Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM's) Casper Field Office. In addition, 
you may review a copy of the amendment during regular business hours at 
the following locations:
    Jeffrey Fleischman, Chief, Casper Field Office, Office of Surface 
Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Dick Cheney Federal Building POB 
11018, 150 East B Street, Room 1018, Casper, Wyoming 82601.7032, (307) 
261-6550, jfleischman@osmre.gov.
    Edward L. Coleman, Bureau Chief, Industrial and Energy Minerals 
Bureau, Department of Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 200901, Helena, 
MT 59620-0901, (406) 444-2544, ecoleman@mt.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffery Fleischman, Field Office 
Director, Casper Field Office; Telephone: (307) 261-6550; Internet 
address: jfleischman@osmre.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background on the Montana Program
II. Description of the Proposed Amendment
III. Public Comment Procedures
IV. Procedural Determinations

I. Background on the Montana Program

    Section 503(a) of the Act permits a State to assume primacy for the 
regulation of surface coal mining and reclamation operations on non-
Federal and non-Indian lands within its borders by demonstrating that 
its State program includes, among other things, ``a State law which 
provides for the regulation of surface coal mining and reclamation 
operations in accordance with the requirements of this Act * * *; and 
rules and regulations consistent with regulations issued by the 
Secretary pursuant to this Act.'' See 30 U.S.C. 1253(a)(1) and (7). On 
the basis of these criteria, the Secretary of the Interior 
conditionally approved the Montana program on April 1, 1980. You can 
find background information on the Montana program, including the 
Secretary's findings, the disposition of comments, and conditions of 
approval of the Montana program in the April 1, 1980, Federal Register 
(45 FR 21560). You can also find later actions concerning Montana's 
program and program amendments at 30 CFR 926.15, 926.16, and 926.30.

II. Description of the Proposed Amendment

    By letter dated July 14, 2010, Montana sent us a proposed amendment 
to its program (Administrative Record Docket ID No. OSM-2010-0010) 
under SMCRA (30 U.S.C. 1201 et seq.). Montana sent the amendment to 
include the changes made at its own initiative. The full text of the 
program amendment is available for you to read at the locations listed 
above under ADDRESSES.
    Montana proposes revisions to the Administrative Rules of Montana 
(ARM) at Chapter 17.24.1109 (BONDING: LETTERS OF CREDIT.
    Montana proposes to change a condition for irrevocable letters of 
credit issued by banks as collateral in order to correct an error in 
the definition. Specifically, in ARM 17.24.1109(1)(e)(iii), Montana 
proposes to (1) substitute ``capital stock'' for ``shareholders 
equity'' to tailor the

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definition of ``total stockholders equity'' to that used by the banking 
industry; and (2) delete the criterion to evaluate the financial 
strength of a bank issuing a letter of credit set forth in ARM 
17.24.1109(1)(f). Upon deletion of subsection (f), (g) through (j)(iii) 
will remain the same, but will be renumbered (f) through (i)(iii).

III. Public Comment Procedures

    Under the provisions of 30 CFR 732.17(h), we are seeking your 
comments on whether the amendment satisfies the applicable program 
approval criteria of 30 CFR 732.15. If we approve the amendment, it 
will become part of the Montana program.

Electronic or Written Comments

    If you submit written comments, they should be specific, confined 
to issues pertinent to the proposed regulations, and explain the reason 
for any recommended change(s). We appreciate any and all comments, but 
those most useful and likely to influence decisions on the final 
regulations will be those that either involve personal experience or 
include citations to and analyses of SMCRA, its legislative history, 
its implementing regulations, case law, other pertinent Tribal or 
Federal laws or regulations, technical literature, or other relevant 
publications.
    We cannot ensure that comments received after the close of the 
comment period (see DATES) or sent to an address other than those 
listed above (see ADDRESSES) will be included in the docket for this 
rulemaking and considered.

Public Availability of Comments

    Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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 in the electronic docket 
for this rulemaking at http://www.regulations.gov. 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.

Public Hearing

    If you wish to speak at the public hearing, contact the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT by 4 p.m., m.d.t. on 
October 20, 2010. If you are disabled and need reasonable 
accommodations to attend a public hearing, contact the person listed 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. We will arrange the location and 
time of the hearing with those persons requesting the hearing. If no 
one requests an opportunity to speak, we will not hold the hearing.
    To assist the transcriber and ensure an accurate record, we 
request, if possible, that each person who speaks at a public hearing 
provide us with a written copy of his or her comments. The public 
hearing will continue on the specified date until everyone scheduled to 
speak has been given an opportunity to be heard. If you are in the 
audience and have not been scheduled to speak and wish to do so, you 
will be allowed to speak after those who have been scheduled. We will 
end the hearing after everyone scheduled to speak and others present in 
the audience who wish to speak, have been heard.

Public Meeting

    If there is only limited interest in participating in a public 
hearing, we may hold a public meeting rather than a public hearing. If 
you wish to meet with us to discuss the submission, please request a 
meeting by contacting the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT. All such meetings are open to the public and, if possible, we 
will post notices of meetings at the locations listed under ADDRESSES. 
We will make a written summary of each meeting a part of the 
administrative record.

IV. Procedural Determinations

Executive Order 12866--Regulatory Planning and Review

    This rule is exempted from review by the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) under Executive Order 12866 (Regulatory Planning and 
Review).

Other Laws and Executive Orders Affecting Rulemaking

    When a State submits a program amendment to OSM for review, our 
regulations at 30 CFR 732.17(h) require us to publish a notice in the 
Federal Register indicating receipt of the proposed amendment, its text 
or a summary of its terms, and an opportunity for public comment. We 
conclude our review of the proposed amendment after the close of the 
public comment period and determine whether the amendment should be 
approved, approved in part, or not approved. At that time, we will also 
make the determinations and certifications required by the various laws 
and executive orders governing the rulemaking process and include them 
in the final rule.

List of Subjects in 30 CFR Part 926

    Intergovernmental relations, Surface mining, Underground mining.

     Dated: July 30, 2010.
Allen D. Klein,
Regional Director, Western Region .
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