Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Special Permanent Program Performance Standards-Operations in Alluvial Valley Floors, 66930-66931 [2019-26332]

Download as PDF 66930 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2019 / Notices lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Program Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Provo Area Office, 302 East Lakeview Parkway, Provo, UT 84606; via submittal form at https:// www.usbr.gov/uc/envdocs/eis/ LakePowellPipeline/index.html; or email lpp@usbr.gov. The three scoping meetings will be held at the following locations: January 7, 2020—Kanab Center, 20 North 100 East, Kanab, Utah 84741 January 8, 2020—Dixie Center, 1835 South Convention Center Dr., St. George, Utah 84790 January 9, 2020—Valley High, 325 West 11000 South, South Jordan, Utah 84095 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Rick Baxter, Program Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Provo Area Office, 302 East Lakeview Parkway, Provo, UT 84606; telephone (801) 379–1078; facsimile (801) 379–1159; email lpp@ usbr.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FedRelay) at 1–800–877–8339 TTY/ ASCII to contact the above individual during normal business hours or to leave a message or question after hours. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. Information on this project may also be found at: https:// www.usbr.gov/uc/envdocs/eis/ LakePowellPipeline/index.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Reclamation is issuing this notice pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.; the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations for implementing NEPA, 40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508; Department of the Interior’s NEPA regulations, 43 CFR part 46; and Bureau of Land Management regulations at 43 CFR 1610.2. Background Reclamation will prepare an EIS for the LPP Project as proposed by the Utah Board of Water Resources (UBWR). The LPP is a proposed 140-mile, 69-inchdiameter water delivery pipeline that begins at Lake Powell near Glen Canyon Dam in Page, Arizona, and ends at Sand Hollow Reservoir near St. George, Utah. The pipeline would deliver up to 86,249 acre-feet of water from Lake Powell to Sand Hollow Reservoir. UBWR proposes building the LPP in order to bring a second source of water to Washington and Kane Counties in Utah to meet future water demands, diversify the regional water supply portfolio, and enhance the water supply reliability. UBWR previously proposed a pipeline project with an intake at Lake Powell that included a hydroelectric VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Dec 05, 2019 Jkt 250001 peaking station at Hurricane Cliffs, Utah. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) was the lead Federal agency for that project because it would have required a hydroelectric license issued by the FERC. The UBWR withdrew its application to the FERC on September 25, 2019, and the project was terminated effective October 10, 2019. (https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_ list.asp?accession_num=201910163069) Reclamation has been designated the lead Federal agency by the Department for the LPP NEPA process. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and National Park Service (NPS) are cooperating agencies. Based on the changes to project design and the lead federal agency, Reclamation is initiating a new public scoping process, which will require interested parties to submit new comments on the current proposal. Reclamation is also reinitiating government to government consultation with Indian tribes under section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and in accordance with Executive Order 13175. Two pipeline alignments have been proposed: The Southern Alternative and the Highway Alternative. Both alternatives begin and end in the same locations. The Southern Alternative would travel south of the Kaibab Indian Reservation while the alignment for the Highway Alternative would cross lands held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians, following Arizona State Route 389. The Southern Alternative would cross land administered by the BLM in Utah and Arizona and would require multiple right-of-way (ROW) grants and an amendment to the Arizona Strip Resource Management Plan (RMP), because a small portion of the pipeline would go outside an approved utility corridor. The Highway Alternative would cross BLM and Tribal trust lands, which would require the BLM and BIA to issue ROW grants and require a tribal resolution from the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians. Both alternatives would cross lands administered by Reclamation and the NPS, requiring Reclamation to issue a license agreement and the NPS to issue a ROW permit under either alternative. In addition, UBWR has requested a water exchange contract with Reclamation. Under the exchange contract, UBWR would forbear the diversion of a portion of the natural flows to which UBWR is entitled and allow these flows to contribute to meeting the Endangered Species Act PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Upper Colorado River Recovery Implementation Program requirements in the Green River. In exchange, UBWR would deplete an equal amount of water released from Flaming Gorge Dam throughout the year and available at Lake Powell. This exchange contract would not entitle UBWR to call for releases from Flaming Gorge. Public Disclosure 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 may 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. Brent Esplin, Regional Director, Upper Colorado Basin— Interior Region 7, Bureau of Reclamation. [FR Doc. 2019–26357 Filed 12–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement [S1D1S SS08011000 SX064A000 201S180110; S2D2S SS08011000 SX064A000 20XS501520; OMB Control Number 1029–0049] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; 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. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 6, 2020. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2019 / Notices Mark Gehlhar, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1849 C. Street NW, Room 4556–MIB, Washington, DC 20240; or by email to mgehlhar@osmre.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1029–0049 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Mark Gehlhar by email at mgehlhar@osmre.gov, or by telephone at (202) 208–2716. You may also view the ICR at http://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 provide 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 October 2, 2018 (83 FR 49572). 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 the OSMRE; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the OSMRE enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) 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. 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. Abstract: Sections 510(b)(5) and 515(b)(10)(F) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Dec 05, 2019 Jkt 250001 (SMCRA) 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 hydrologic monitoring system in order to provide specific protection for alluvial valley floors. This information is necessary to determine whether the hydrologic conditions of alluvial valley floors are protected according to the Act. Title of Collection: Special Permanent Program Performance Standards— Operations in Alluvial Valley Floors. OMB Control Number: 1029–0049. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Coal mining operators and State regulatory authorities. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 1 operator and 2 regulatory authorities. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 60. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 160 hours for operator and an average of 15 hours for regulatory authorities. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 5,250 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: One time. 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. The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq). Dated: November 26, 2019. Signed: Paul J. Ehret, Acting Chief Division of Regulatory Support. [FR Doc. 2019–26332 Filed 12–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–05–P PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66931 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement [S1D1S SS08011000 SX064A000 201S180110; S2D2S SS08011000 SX064A000 20XS501520; OMB Control Number 1029–0113] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; General Reclamation Requirements 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 proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 6, 2020. 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 Mark Gehlhar, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1849 C Street NW, Room 4556–MIB, Washington, DC 20240; or by email to mgehlhar@osmre.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1029–0113 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Mark Gehlhar by email at mgehlhar@osmre.gov, or by telephone at (202) 208–2716. You may also view the ICR at http://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 provide the requested data in the desired format. A Federal Register notice with a 60day public comment period soliciting comments on this collection of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Special 
Permanent Program Performance Standards--Operations in Alluvial Valley 
Floors

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 
proposing to renew an information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
January 6, 2020.

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

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Mark Gehlhar, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 
1849 C. Street NW, Room 4556-MIB, Washington, DC 20240; or by email to 
[email protected]. Please reference OMB Control Number 1029-0049 in 
the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Mark Gehlhar by email at [email protected], or 
by telephone at (202) 208-2716. You may also view the ICR at http://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 provide 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 
October 2, 2018 (83 FR 49572). 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 the OSMRE; (2) will this information be processed 
and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; 
(4) how might the OSMRE enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (5) 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. 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.
    Abstract: Sections 510(b)(5) and 515(b)(10)(F) of the Surface 
Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) 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 hydrologic monitoring system in 
order to provide specific protection for alluvial valley floors. This 
information is necessary to determine whether the hydrologic conditions 
of alluvial valley floors are protected according to the Act.
    Title of Collection: Special Permanent Program Performance 
Standards--Operations in Alluvial Valley Floors.
    OMB Control Number: 1029-0049.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Coal mining operators and State 
regulatory authorities.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 1 operator and 2 
regulatory authorities.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 60.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 160 hours for operator and 
an average of 15 hours for regulatory authorities.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 5,250 hours.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: One time.
    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.
    The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq).

    Dated: November 26, 2019.

Signed:

Paul J. Ehret,
Acting Chief Division of Regulatory Support.
[FR Doc. 2019-26332 Filed 12-5-19; 8:45 am]
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