Notice of Proposed Information Collection, 64973 [2011-26964]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 202 / Wednesday, October 19, 2011 / Notices control number. The OMB control number for this collection of information is 1029–0047. As required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), a Federal Register notice soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on August 3, 2011 (76 FR 46840). No comments were received. This notice provides the public with an additional 30 days in which to comment on the following information collection activities: Title: 30 CFR 816 and 817— Permanent Program Performance Standards—Surface and Underground Mining Activities. OMB Control Number: 1029–0047. Summary: Sections 515 and 516 of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 provide that permittees conducting coal mining operations shall meet all applicable performance standards of the Act. The information collected is used by the regulatory authority in monitoring and inspecting surface coal mining activities to ensure that they are conducted in compliance with the requirements of the Act. Bureau Form Number: None. Frequency of Collection: Once, on occasion, quarterly and annually. Description of Respondents: Coal mining operators and State regulatory authorities. Total Annual Responses: 361,266. Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,813,063. Total Annual Non-Wage Burden Cost: $9,506,784. 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 burden on respondents, such as use of automated means of collection of the information, to the addresses listed under ADDRESSES. Please refer to the appropriate OMB control number 1029– 0047 in your correspondence. 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 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:34 Oct 18, 2011 Jkt 226001 Dated: October 12, 2011. Stephen M. Sheffield, Acting Chief, Division of Regulatory Support. [FR Doc. 2011–26962 Filed 10–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–05–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Notice of Proposed Information Collection Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is announcing its intention to request renewed approval for the collection of information regarding the requirements for coal exploration. The information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden and costs. This information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget and assigned control number 1029–0112. DATES: Comments on the proposed information collection activities must be received by December 19, 2011, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Submit comments 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 via e-mail at the address listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB regulations at 5 CFR 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)]. This notice seeks public comment for the information collection that OSM will be submitting to OMB for approval, which is for 30 CFR 772—Requirements for coal exploration. OSM will request a 3-year term of approval for each information collection activity. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 64973 respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control number for this collection is 1029–0112 and is found at 30 CFR 772.10. 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, 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 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. Title: 30 CFR 772—Requirements for coal exploration. OMB Control Number: 1029–0112. Summary: OSM and State regulatory authorities use the information collected under 30 CFR Part 772 to keep track of coal exploration activities, evaluate the need for an exploration permit, and ensure that exploration activities comply with the environmental protection and reclamation requirements of 30 CFR Parts 772 and 815 and section 512 of SMCRA (30 U.S.C. 1262). Bureau Form Number: None. Frequency of Collection: Once. Description of Respondents: Persons planning to conduct coal exploration and State regulatory authorities. Total Annual Responses: 2,526. Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,114. Total Annual Non-Wage Costs: $2,074. Dated: October 12, 2011. Stephen M. Sheffield, Acting Chief, Division of Regulatory Support. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 202 (Wednesday, October 19, 2011)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement


Notice of Proposed Information Collection

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 renewed approval for the collection 
of information regarding the requirements for coal exploration. The 
information collection request describes the nature of the information 
collection and the expected burden and costs. This information 
collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management 
and Budget and assigned control number 1029-0112.

DATES: Comments on the proposed information collection activities must 
be received by December 19, 2011, to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments 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 via e-
mail at the address listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB regulations at 5 CFR 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)]. This notice seeks 
public comment for the information collection that OSM will be 
submitting to OMB for approval, which is for 30 CFR 772--Requirements 
for coal exploration. OSM will request a 3-year term of approval for 
each 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 is 1029-0112 and is found at 30 CFR 772.10.
    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, 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 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.
    Title: 30 CFR 772--Requirements for coal exploration.
    OMB Control Number: 1029-0112.
    Summary: OSM and State regulatory authorities use the information 
collected under 30 CFR Part 772 to keep track of coal exploration 
activities, evaluate the need for an exploration permit, and ensure 
that exploration activities comply with the environmental protection 
and reclamation requirements of 30 CFR Parts 772 and 815 and section 
512 of SMCRA (30 U.S.C. 1262).
    Bureau Form Number: None.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.
    Description of Respondents: Persons planning to conduct coal 
exploration and State regulatory authorities.
    Total Annual Responses: 2,526.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,114.
    Total Annual Non-Wage Costs: $2,074.

    Dated: October 12, 2011.
Stephen M. Sheffield,
Acting Chief,
    Division of Regulatory Support.
[FR Doc. 2011-26964 Filed 10-18-11; 8:45 am]
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