Montana Regulatory Program
We are announcing receipt of revisions pertaining to a previously proposed statutory amendment to the Montana regulatory program (hereinafter, the ``Montana program'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (``SMCRA'' or ``the Act''). Montana revised its original amendment proposal to remain consistent with SMCRA and Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (``OSM'') policy. The revised amendment pertains to exempting certain small water treatment and other facilities areas from the 10-year revegetation responsibility period. Montana intends to revise its program to be consistent with OSM's interpretation of SMCRA, clarify ambiguities, and to improve operational efficiency.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029-0117
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 for 30 CFR part 778Permit ApplicationsMinimum Requirements for Legal, Financial, Compliance, and Related Information. The collection described below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden and cost.