Wyoming Regulatory Program, 67116-67118 [2014-26660]

Download as PDF 67116 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 218 / Wednesday, November 12, 2014 / Proposed Rules the amendment, it will become part of the Mississippi Plan. present in the audience who wish to speak, have been heard. Electronic or Written Comments Public Meeting 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 State 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 (see ADDRESSES) will be included in the docket for this rulemaking and considered. If only one person requests an opportunity to speak, we may hold a public meeting rather than a public hearing. If you wish to meet with us to discuss the amendment, please request a meeting by contacting the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All such meetings are open to the public; 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. Public Availability of Comments 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. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Public Hearing If you wish to speak at the public hearing, contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT by 4:00 p.m., c.d.t. on November 28, 2014. 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 a hearing. To assist the transcriber and ensure an accurate record, we request, if possible, that each person who speaks at the 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Nov 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 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. Other Laws and Executive Orders Affecting Rulemaking The Federal regulations at 30 CFR 884.14(a) list the requirements that must be met in order for OSMRE to approve a State reclamation plan amendment or revision if it changes the objectives, scope, or major policies followed by the State in the conduct of its reclamation program. Following our review of the proposed amendment or revision, 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 924 Intergovernmental relations, Surface mining, Underground mining. Dated: August 28, 2014. William L. Joseph, Acting Regional Director, Mid-Continent Region. [FR Doc. 2014–26656 Filed 11–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–05–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement 30 CFR Part 950 [SATS No. WY–046–FOR; Docket ID OSM– 2014–0007; S1D1SSS08011000SX066 A00067F144S180110; S2D2SSS08011000 SX066A00033F14XS501520] Wyoming Regulatory Program Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Proposed rule; public comment period and opportunity for public hearing on proposed amendment. ACTION: We are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Wyoming regulatory program (hereinafter, the ‘‘Wyoming program’’) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (‘‘SMCRA’’ or ‘‘the Act’’). Wyoming proposes both revisions of and additions to its coal rules and regulations concerning valid existing rights and ownership and control, and revises a provision concerning periodic monitoring of blasting. Wyoming intends to revise its program to be consistent with the corresponding Federal regulations and SMCRA, clarify ambiguities, and improve operational efficiency. This document gives the times and locations that the Wyoming 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 4:00 p.m., m.d.t. December 12, 2014. If requested, we will hold a public hearing on the amendment on December 8, 2014. We will accept requests to speak until 4:00 p.m., m.d.t. on November 28, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following two methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. This proposed rule has been assigned Docket ID: OSM– 2014–0007. If you would like to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal, go to www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions. • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Jeffrey Fleischman, Director, Casper Area Office, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Dick Cheney Federal Building, POB 11018, 150 East B Street, Casper, Wyoming 82601–1018. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the ‘‘III. Public Comment Procedures’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. In addition to viewing the docket and obtaining copies of documents at www.regulations.gov, you may review copies of the Wyoming 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12NOP1.SGM 12NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 218 / Wednesday, November 12, 2014 / Proposed Rules addresses listed below during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. You may also receive one free copy of the amendment by contacting OSMRE’s Casper Area Office. Jeffrey Fleischman, Director, Casper Area Office, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Dick Cheney Federal Building, POB 11018, 150 East B Street, Casper, Wyoming 82601–1018, (307) 261–6547, jfleischman@osmre.gov. Todd Parfitt, Director, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Herschler Building, 122 West 25th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, (307) 777–7555, todd.parfitt@wyo.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Fleischman, Telephone: (307) 261–6547. Internet: jfleischman@ osmre.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background on the Wyoming Program II. Description of the Proposed Amendment III. Public Comment Procedures IV. Procedural Determinations TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS I. Background on the Wyoming 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 Wyoming program on November 26, 1980. You can find background information on the Wyoming program, including the Secretary’s findings, the disposition of comments, and the conditions of approval of the Wyoming program in the November 26, 1980, Federal Register (45 FR 78637). You can also find later actions concerning Wyoming’s program and program amendments at 30 CFR 950.15, 950.16, and 950.20. II. Description of the Proposed Amendment By letter dated September 30, 2014, Wyoming sent us a proposed amendment to its approved regulatory program (Administrative Record Docket ID No. OSM–2014–0007) under SMCRA (30 U.S.C. 1201 et seq.). Wyoming submitted the amendment to address VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Nov 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 deficiencies that OSMRE previously identified during its review of formal valid existing rights (WY–044–FOR; Docket ID No. OSM–2013–0001) and ownership and control (WY–045–FOR; Docket ID No. OSM–2013–0002) amendments. The amendment also revises a provision concerning periodic monitoring of blasting in response to a concern that the Casper Area Office identified during its annual oversight review of the Wyoming program. Specifically, Wyoming proposes to amend the Land Quality Division Coal Rules and Regulations at Chapter 1, Section 2(aa) (definition of ‘‘Control or controller’’); the title of Chapter 2 (permit application requirements for surface coal mining operations); Chapter 2, Section 2(a)(i)(B) (ownership and control permit application information including a complete identification of interests); Chapter 2, Section 2(a)(ii)(A)(I) (ownership and control permit application information including a complete statement of compliance); Chapter 6, Section 4(b)(i)(A) (blasting standards; periodic monitoring of blasting); Chapter 12, Section 1(a)(vii)(F) (permitting procedures; availability of records); Chapter 12, Section 1(a)(viii)(B) (permitting procedures; final compliance review); Chapter 12, Section 1(a)(x)(D)(I) (permitting procedures; unanticipated events or conditions at remining sites); Chapter 12, Section 1(a)(xiv)(C) (permitting procedures; challenges to ownership or control listings in AVS); Chapter 12, Section 1(a)(xiv)(F) (permitting procedures; written agency decision on challenges to ownership or control listings or findings); Chapter 12, Section 1(b)(ii) (permitting procedures; transfer, assignment or sale of permit rights); and Chapter 16, Section 4(c)(i)(A) (individual civil penalties; amount of civil penalty). The full text of the program amendment is available for you to read at the locations listed above under ADDRESSES. 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 Wyoming 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 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 67117 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 State 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, 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 in the electronic docket for this rulemaking at 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 4:00 p.m., m.d.t. on November 28, 2014. 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. If only one person expresses an interest, a public meeting rather than a hearing may be held, with the results included in the docket for this rulemaking. 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 only one person requests an opportunity to speak, we may hold a E:\FR\FM\12NOP1.SGM 12NOP1 67118 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 218 / Wednesday, November 12, 2014 / Proposed Rules public meeting rather than a public hearing. If you wish to meet with us to discuss the amendment, please request a meeting by contacting the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All such meetings are open to the public; 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 OSMRE 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 950 Intergovernmental relations, Surface mining, Underground mining. Dated: October 8, 2014. Ervin J. Barchenger, Acting Regional Director, Western Region. [FR Doc. 2014–26660 Filed 11–10–14; 8:45 am] comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: November 26, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http:// www.prc.gov. Those who cannot submit comments electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by telephone for advice on filing alternatives. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Summary of Proposal III. Initial Commission Action IV. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction On November 3, 2014, the Postal Service filed a petition pursuant to 39 CFR 3050.11 requesting that the Commission initiate an informal rulemaking proceeding to consider changes to analytical principles relating to periodic reports.1 Text attached to the Petition identifies the proposed analytical method changes filed in this docket as Proposal Ten, A Proposal to Incorporate New Field Study Data into Three Parcel Mail Processing Cost Models and the Standard Mail Destination Entry Cost Model. Id. Attachment at 1. The Postal Service concurrently filed two library references, along with an application for nonpublic treatment for one.2 II. Summary of Proposal New study. Currently, the Postal Service uses productivity data from a 2009 field study to develop cost estimates in four models filed as part of its Annual Compliance Report.3 Id. The BILLING CODE 4310–05–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION 39 CFR Part 3050 [Docket Nos. RM2015–3; Order No. 2240] TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Periodic Reporting Postal Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning a Proposed Rulemaking on Analytical Principles Used in Periodic Reporting (Proposal Ten). This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Nov 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 1 Petition of the United States Postal Service for the Initiation of a Proceeding to Consider Proposed Changes in Analytical Principles (Proposal Ten), November 3, 2014 (Petition). 2 Notice of Filing of USPS–RM2015–3/1, USPS– RM2015–3/NP1, and Application for Nonpublic Treatment, November 3, 2014 (Notice). The Notice incorporates by reference the Application for NonPublic Treatment of Materials contained in Attachment Two to the December 27, 2013 United States Postal Service Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Compliance Report. Notice at 1. See 39 CFR part 3007 for information on access to nonpublic material. 3 The referenced models are the Standard Mail parcel mail processing cost model (USPS–FY13– 12); the Standard Mail destination entry cost model (USPS–FY13–13); the Media Mail-Library Mail mail processing cost model (USPS–FY13–15); and the Parcel Select/Parcel Return Service mail processing cost model (USPS–FY13–NP15). Petition, Attachment at 2. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Postal Service now has productivity data from a new study (2014 Study) conducted at several types of facilities, and proposes incorporating these results into the referenced cost models.4 Id. at 3. The Postal Service states that the proposed productivity updates affect two other models because some of the results (from two of the four models) are used as inputs to other cost studies.5 Id. All six models, as revised by the updates, appear in the library references. Id. The 2014 Study also provides NDC data on postal arrival and dispatch profiles and mail piece dimension data by mail type. Id. at 6–7. The Postal Service also proposes incorporating these data into the relevant mail processing cost models. Id. Cost impacts. The Postal Service summarizes the cost impacts of the proposed modifications on the public cost models in Tables 1 through 5. Id. at 8. It summarizes the cost impacts of the proposed modifications on the Parcel Select/Parcel Return Service mail processing unit cost estimates in an Excel file in the non-public library reference.6 Petition, Attachment at 8. III. Initial Commission Action The Commission establishes Docket No. RM2015–3 for consideration of matters raised by the Petition. Additional information concerning the Petition may be accessed via the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.prc.gov. Interested persons may submit comments on the Petition no later than November 26, 2014. Reply comments are due no later than December 12, 2014. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Nina Yeh is designated as officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. IV. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. RM2015–3 for consideration of the matters raised by the Petition of the United States Postal Service for the Initiation of a Proceeding to Consider Proposed Changes in Analytical Principles (Proposal Ten), filed November 3, 2014. 4 The facilities in the 2014 Study include network distribution centers (NDCs); auxiliary service facilities; processing and distribution centers; and delivery units. Id. 5 The two cost models affected by the results of the productivity updates are the Bulk Parcel Return Service cost model and the Standard Mail Enhanced Carrier Route mail processing cost model. Id. at 3. 6 See USPS–RM2015–3/ NP1,‘PROP.10.IMPACT.NONPUB.xlsx.’ E:\FR\FM\12NOP1.SGM 12NOP1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 218 (Wednesday, November 12, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 67116-67118]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-26660]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

30 CFR Part 950

[SATS No. WY-046-FOR; Docket ID OSM-2014-0007; S1D1SSS08011000SX066 
A00067F144S180110; S2D2SSS08011000 SX066A00033F14XS501520]


Wyoming 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 
Wyoming regulatory program (hereinafter, the ``Wyoming program'') under 
the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (``SMCRA'' or 
``the Act''). Wyoming proposes both revisions of and additions to its 
coal rules and regulations concerning valid existing rights and 
ownership and control, and revises a provision concerning periodic 
monitoring of blasting. Wyoming intends to revise its program to be 
consistent with the corresponding Federal regulations and SMCRA, 
clarify ambiguities, and improve operational efficiency.
    This document gives the times and locations that the Wyoming 
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 4:00 
p.m., m.d.t. December 12, 2014. If requested, we will hold a public 
hearing on the amendment on December 8, 2014. We will accept requests 
to speak until 4:00 p.m., m.d.t. on November 28, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following two 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. This 
proposed rule has been assigned Docket ID: OSM-2014-0007. If you would 
like to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal, go to 
www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions.
     Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Jeffrey Fleischman, Director, 
Casper Area Office, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and 
Enforcement, Dick Cheney Federal Building, POB 11018, 150 East B 
Street, Casper, Wyoming 82601-1018.
    For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional 
information on the rulemaking process, see the ``III. Public Comment 
Procedures'' in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
    In addition to viewing the docket and obtaining copies of documents 
at www.regulations.gov, you may review copies of the Wyoming 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

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addresses listed below during normal business hours, Monday through 
Friday, excluding holidays. You may also receive one free copy of the 
amendment by contacting OSMRE's Casper Area Office.

Jeffrey Fleischman, Director, Casper Area Office, Office of Surface 
Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Dick Cheney Federal Building, POB 
11018, 150 East B Street, Casper, Wyoming 82601-1018, (307) 261-6547, 
jfleischman@osmre.gov.
Todd Parfitt, Director, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, 
Herschler Building, 122 West 25th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, 
(307) 777-7555, todd.parfitt@wyo.gov.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Fleischman, Telephone: (307) 
261-6547. Internet: jfleischman@osmre.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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

I. Background on the Wyoming 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 Wyoming program on November 26, 1980. You 
can find background information on the Wyoming program, including the 
Secretary's findings, the disposition of comments, and the conditions 
of approval of the Wyoming program in the November 26, 1980, Federal 
Register (45 FR 78637). You can also find later actions concerning 
Wyoming's program and program amendments at 30 CFR 950.15, 950.16, and 
950.20.

II. Description of the Proposed Amendment

    By letter dated September 30, 2014, Wyoming sent us a proposed 
amendment to its approved regulatory program (Administrative Record 
Docket ID No. OSM-2014-0007) under SMCRA (30 U.S.C. 1201 et seq.). 
Wyoming submitted the amendment to address deficiencies that OSMRE 
previously identified during its review of formal valid existing rights 
(WY-044-FOR; Docket ID No. OSM-2013-0001) and ownership and control 
(WY-045-FOR; Docket ID No. OSM-2013-0002) amendments. The amendment 
also revises a provision concerning periodic monitoring of blasting in 
response to a concern that the Casper Area Office identified during its 
annual oversight review of the Wyoming program.
    Specifically, Wyoming proposes to amend the Land Quality Division 
Coal Rules and Regulations at Chapter 1, Section 2(aa) (definition of 
``Control or controller''); the title of Chapter 2 (permit application 
requirements for surface coal mining operations); Chapter 2, Section 
2(a)(i)(B) (ownership and control permit application information 
including a complete identification of interests); Chapter 2, Section 
2(a)(ii)(A)(I) (ownership and control permit application information 
including a complete statement of compliance); Chapter 6, Section 
4(b)(i)(A) (blasting standards; periodic monitoring of blasting); 
Chapter 12, Section 1(a)(vii)(F) (permitting procedures; availability 
of records); Chapter 12, Section 1(a)(viii)(B) (permitting procedures; 
final compliance review); Chapter 12, Section 1(a)(x)(D)(I) (permitting 
procedures; unanticipated events or conditions at remining sites); 
Chapter 12, Section 1(a)(xiv)(C) (permitting procedures; challenges to 
ownership or control listings in AVS); Chapter 12, Section 1(a)(xiv)(F) 
(permitting procedures; written agency decision on challenges to 
ownership or control listings or findings); Chapter 12, Section 
1(b)(ii) (permitting procedures; transfer, assignment or sale of permit 
rights); and Chapter 16, Section 4(c)(i)(A) (individual civil 
penalties; amount of civil penalty). The full text of the program 
amendment is available for you to read at the locations listed above 
under ADDRESSES.

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 Wyoming 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 State 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, 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 in the electronic docket 
for this rulemaking at 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 4:00 p.m., m.d.t. on 
November 28, 2014. 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. If 
only one person expresses an interest, a public meeting rather than a 
hearing may be held, with the results included in the docket for this 
rulemaking.
    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 only one person requests an opportunity to speak, we may hold a

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public meeting rather than a public hearing. If you wish to meet with 
us to discuss the amendment, please request a meeting by contacting the 
person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All such meetings 
are open to the public; 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 OSMRE 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 950

    Intergovernmental relations, Surface mining, Underground mining.

    Dated: October 8, 2014.
Ervin J. Barchenger,
Acting Regional Director, Western Region.
[FR Doc. 2014-26660 Filed 11-10-14; 8:45 am]
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