Agency Information Collection Activities: Permanent Regulatory Program Requirements-Standards for Certification of Blasters, 49571-49572 [2018-21385]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 191 / Tuesday, October 2, 2018 / Notices how might the OSMRE enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) how might the OSMRE minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. 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. This notice provides the public with 60 days in which to comment on the following information collection activity: Title of Collection: 30 CFR part 774— Revisions; Renewals; and Transfer, Assignment, or Sale of Permit Rights. OMB Control Number: 1029–0116. Abstract: This Part implements the requirements in Sections 506 and 511 of 30 U.S.C. 1201 et seq. which provides that persons seeking permit revisions, renewals, transfer, assignment, or sale of their permit rights for coal mining activities submit relevant information to the regulatory authority to allow the regulatory authority to determine whether the applicant meets the requirements for the action anticipated. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Surface coal mining permit applicants and State regulatory authorities. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: Varies from 271 to 2,603 permit applicants; and 266 to 2,528 responses from State regulatory authorities, depending on the activity. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 4,311 responses from permit applicants and 4,229 responses from State regulatory authorities. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 2 to 60 hours per response for permit applicants; and from 2 to 22.25 hours for State regulatory authorities, depending on the activity. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 302,815 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: Once. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Oct 01, 2018 Jkt 247001 Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $1,059,644. 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. Authority: The authorities for this action are the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, as amended (30 U.S.C. 1201 et seq.), and the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). John A. Trelease, Acting Chief, Division of Regulatory Support. [FR Doc. 2018–21382 Filed 10–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–05–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement [S1D1S SS08011000 SX064A000 189S180110; S2D2S SS08011000 SX064A000 18XS501520; OMB Control Number 1029–0080] Agency Information Collection Activities: Permanent Regulatory Program Requirements—Standards for Certification of Blasters Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) are announcing our intention to request renewed approval for the collection of information used to identify and evaluate new blaster certification programs. This information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned control number 1029–0080. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 1, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget’s Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to John Trelease, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1849 C Street NW, Mail Stop 4559, Washington, DC 20240; or by email to jtrelease@ osmre.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1029–0080 in the subject line of your comments. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49571 To request additional information about this ICR, contact John Trelease by email at jtrelease@osmre.gov, or by telephone at (202) 208–2783. You may also view the ICR at https://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provides the requested data in the desired format. A Federal Register notice with a 60day public comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on July 12, 2018 (83 FR 32326). No comments were received. We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of OSMRE; (2) is the estimate of burden accurate; (3) how might OSMRE enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) how might OSMRE minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. 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. Title of Collection: 30 CFR part 850— Permanent Regulatory Program Requirements—Standards for Certification of Blasters. OMB Control Number: 1029–0080. Abstract: The information is used to identify and evaluate new blaster certification programs. Part 850 implements Section 719 of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA). Section 719 requires the Secretary of the Interior to issue FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 49572 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 191 / Tuesday, October 2, 2018 / Notices regulations which provide for each State regulatory authority to train, examine and certify persons for engaging in blasting or use of explosives in surface coal mining operations. Each State that wishes to certify blasters must submit a blasters certification program to OSMRE for approval. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State regulatory authorities and Indian Tribes. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 1 State or Tribe every three years. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1 every three years. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 960 hours. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 320 hours per year. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: Once. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $0. 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. Authority: The authorities for this action are the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, as amended (30 U.S.C. 1201 et seq.), and the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). John A. Trelease, Acting Chief, Division of Regulatory Support. [FR Doc. 2018–21385 Filed 10–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–05–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement [S1D1S SS08011000 SX064A000 189S180110; S2D2S SS08011000 SX064A000 18XS501520; OMB Control Number 1029–0049] Agency Information Collection Activities: Special Permanent Program Performance Standards—Operations in Alluvial Valley Floors Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing our intention to request renewed approval for the collection of SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Oct 01, 2018 Jkt 247001 information to protect alluvial valley floors from the adverse effects of surface coal mining operations west of the 100th meridian. This information will be used by the regulatory authorities to make that determination. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 3, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to: The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Attn: John Trelease, 1849 C Street NW; Mail Stop 4559, Washington, DC 20240. Comments may also be submitted electronically to jtrelease@ osmre.gov. To request additional information about this ICR, contact John Trelease by email at jtrelease@osmre.gov, or by telephone at (202) 208–2783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. We are soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of the OSMRE; (2) is the estimate of burden accurate; (3) how might the OSMRE enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) how might the OSMRE minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. 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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. This notice provides the public with 60 days in which to comment on the following information collection activity: Title of Collection: 30 CFR part 822— Special Permanent Program Performance Standards—Operations in Alluvial Valley Floors. OMB Control Number: 1029–0049. Abstract: This Part implements the requirements in Sections 510(b)(5) and 515(b)(10)(F) of the Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act of 1977 (the Act) to protect alluvial valley floors from the adverse effects of surface coal mining operations west of the 100th meridian. Part 822 requires the permittee to install, maintain, and operate a monitoring system in order to provide specific protection for alluvial valley floors. This information is necessary to determine whether the unique hydrologic conditions of alluvial valley floors are protected according to the Act. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Coal mine operators and State regulatory authorities. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 33 coal mining operators who operate on alluvial valley floors and approximately 4 State regulatory authorities. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 33 coal mining operators who operate on alluvial valley floors and 33 State regulatory authority responses. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 3 to 90 hours per response from Coal mine operators, with an average of 80 hours; and an average of 10 hours for State regulatory authorities. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,970 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $0. 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. Authority: The authorities for this action are the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, as amended (30 U.S.C. 1201 et seq.), and the Paperwork E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 191 (Tuesday, October 2, 2018)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-21385]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

[S1D1S SS08011000 SX064A000 189S180110; S2D2S SS08011000 SX064A000 
18XS501520; OMB Control Number 1029-0080]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Permanent Regulatory 
Program Requirements--Standards for Certification of Blasters

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

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, 
the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) are 
announcing our intention to request renewed approval for the collection 
of information used to identify and evaluate new blaster certification 
programs. This information collection activity was previously approved 
by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned control 
number 1029-0080.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
November 1, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget's Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior by email at [email protected]; or 
via facsimile to (202) 395-5806. Please provide a copy of your comments 
to John Trelease, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 
1849 C Street NW, Mail Stop 4559, Washington, DC 20240; or by email to 
[email protected]. Please reference OMB Control Number 1029-0080 in 
the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact John Trelease by email at [email protected], 
or by telephone at (202) 208-2783. You may also view the ICR at https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and 
continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact 
of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information 
collection requirements and provides the requested data in the desired 
format.
    A Federal Register notice with a 60-day public comment period 
soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on 
July 12, 2018 (83 FR 32326). No comments were received.
    We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is 
described below. We are especially interested in public comment 
addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the 
proper functions of OSMRE; (2) is the estimate of burden accurate; (3) 
how might OSMRE enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (4) how might OSMRE minimize the 
burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use 
of information technology.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. 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.
    Title of Collection: 30 CFR part 850--Permanent Regulatory Program 
Requirements--Standards for Certification of Blasters.
    OMB Control Number: 1029-0080.
    Abstract: The information is used to identify and evaluate new 
blaster certification programs. Part 850 implements Section 719 of the 
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA). Section 719 
requires the Secretary of the Interior to issue

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regulations which provide for each State regulatory authority to train, 
examine and certify persons for engaging in blasting or use of 
explosives in surface coal mining operations. Each State that wishes to 
certify blasters must submit a blasters certification program to OSMRE 
for approval.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State regulatory authorities and 
Indian Tribes.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 1 State or Tribe 
every three years.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1 every three years.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 960 hours.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 320 hours per year.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $0.
    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.

    Authority: The authorities for this action are the Surface 
Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, as amended (30 U.S.C. 
1201 et seq.), and the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3501 et seq.).

John A. Trelease,
Acting Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.
[FR Doc. 2018-21385 Filed 10-1-18; 8:45 am]
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