Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior.
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 renewed approval for the collection of information under 30 CFR Part 850 which provides authority for State regulatory authorities to develop a blaster certification program.
Comments on the proposed information collection must be received by January 2, 2001, to be assured of consideration.
Comments may be mailed to John A. Trelease, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 Constitution Ave, NW., Room 210—SIB, Washington, DC 20240. Comments may also be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
To request a copy of the information collection request, explanatory information and related forms, contact John A. Trelease, at (202) 208-2783.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR 1320, which implementing 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 1320.8(d)]. This notice identifies information collections that OSM will be submitting to OMB for extension. These collections are contained in 30 CFR 850, Permanent regulatory program requirements—standards for certification of blasters.
OSM has revised burden estimates, where appropriate, to reflect current reporting levels or adjustments based on reestimates of burden or respondents. OSM will request a 3-year term of approval for each information collection activity.
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 submission of the information collection request to OMB.
The following information is provided for the information collection: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) OMB control number; (3) summary of the information collection activity; and (4) frequency of collection, description of the respondents, estimated total annual responses, and the total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden for the collection of information.
Title: Permanent regulatory program requirements—standards for certification of blasters, 30 CFR 850.
OMB Control Number: 1029-0080.
Summary: This part establishes the requirements and procedures applicable to the development of regulatory programs for the training, examination, and certification of persons engaging in or directly responsible for the use of explosives in surface coal mining operations.
Bureau Form Number: None.
Frequency of Collection: Once.
Description of Respondents: State regulatory authorities.
Total Annual Responses: 1.
Total Annual Burden Hours: 173.Start Signature
Dated: October 30, 2000.
Richard G. Bryson,
Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.
[FR Doc. 00-28196 Filed 11-1-00; 8:45 am]
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