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Notice of Proposed Information Collection


Notice And Request For Comments.


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 collection of information for the Abandoned Mine Land Problem Area Description form. This information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned control number 1029-0087.


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Comments on the proposed information collection must be received by April 1, 2013, to be assured of consideration.

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Comments may be mailed to John Trelease, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 203—SIB, Washington, DC 20240. Comments may also be submitted electronically to


To receive a copy of the information collection request, contact John Trelease, at (202) 208-2783 or by email at


The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR 1320, which implement provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13), require that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities [see 5 CFR 1320.8 (d)]. This notice identifies an information collection that OSM will be submitting to OMB for approval. This collection is contained in the Form OSM-76, Abandoned Mine Land Problem Area Description form. OSM will request a 3-year term of approval for each information collection activity. Responses are required to obtain a benefit.

Comments are invited on: (1) the need for the collection of information for the performance of the functions of the agency; (2) the accuracy of the agency's burden estimates; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the information collection burden on respondents, such as use of automated means of collection of the information. A summary of the public comments will accompany OSM's submissions of the information collection requests to OMB.

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: OSM-76—Abandoned Mine Land Problem Area Description Form.

OMB Control Number: 1029-0087.

Summary: This form will be used to update the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's electronic inventory of abandoned mine lands (e-AMLIS). From this inventory, the most serious problem areas are selected for reclamation through the apportionment of funds to States and Indian tribes.

Bureau Form Number: OSM-76.

Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

Description of Respondents: State governments and Indian tribes.

Total Annual Responses: 2,720.

Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,450.

Dated: January 23, 2013.

Andrew F. DeVito,

Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.

[FR Doc. 2013-01865 Filed 1-28-13; 8:45 am]


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