Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office September 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pennsylvania Regulatory Program
Document Number: E6-15445
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
We are removing six required amendments to the Pennsylvania regulatory program (the ``Pennsylvania program'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). These required amendments pertain to civil penalties, non-augmentative normal husbandry practices, affected area, access roads, and permit renewal applications. We are removing these required amendments because these changes are no longer necessary for the Pennsylvania program to be consistent with the corresponding Federal regulations.
West Virginia Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Plan
Document Number: E6-15444
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
We, OSM, are announcing the receipt of a proposed amendment to the West Virginia Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation (AMLR) Plan under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). The proposed amendment makes numerous revisions throughout the State's AMLR Plan. The amendment is intended to update and improve the effectiveness of the West Virginia AMLR Plan. This document gives the times and locations that the West Virginia AMLR Plan and proposed amendment is available for your inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments, and the procedures that will be followed for the public hearing, if one is requested.
Kentucky Regulatory Program
Document Number: E6-15443
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
We are approving an amendment, with one exception, to the Kentucky regulatory program (the ``Kentucky program'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Kentucky submitted three separate items with revisions pertaining to prepayment of civil penalties, easements of necessity for reclamation on bankruptcy sites, and various statutes to eliminate outdated language.
Colorado Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Plan
Document Number: E6-15442
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
We are approving an amendment to the Colorado abandoned mine land reclamation (AMLR) plan (hereinafter referred to as the ``Colorado plan'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act).
Pennsylvania Regulatory Program
Document Number: E6-14756
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
We are reopening the public comment period on the proposed Pennsylvania Regulatory Program rule published on July 31, 2006. The comment period is being reopened in order to afford the public more time to comment and allow enough time to hold a public hearing which has been requested by several individuals. We are also notifying the public of the date, time and location for the public hearing.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029-0115, 1029-0116, and 1029-0117
Document Number: 06-7562
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is announcing its intention to request approval for the collections of information for 30 CFR parts 773, 774, and 778.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029-0051 and 1029-0120
Document Number: 06-7561
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is announcing its intention to request approval to continue the collections of information under 30 CFR Part 840, Permanent Program Inspection and Enforcement Procedures, and two Technical Training Program forms for nominations and payment of travel and per diem expenses. These information collection activities were previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned clearance numbers 1029-0051 and -0120, respectively.