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Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029-0111 and 1029-0112

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AGENCY:

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is announcing that the information collection requests for the titles described below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The information collection requests describe the nature of the information collections and the expected burden and cost for 30 CFR 761, Areas designated by Act of Congress; and 30 CFR 772, Requirements for coal exploration.

DATES:

OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information collections but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, public comments should be submitted to OMB by January 9, 2006, in order to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES:

Submit comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Department of Interior Desk Officer, by telefax at (202) 395-6556 or via e-mail to OIRA_Docket@omb.eop.gov. Also, please send a copy of your comments to John A. Trelease, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 Constitution Ave., NW., Room 202-SIB, Washington, DC 20240, or electronically to jtreleas@osmre.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

To request a copy of the information collection requests, explanatory information and related forms, contact John A. Trelease at (202) 208-2783, or electronically to jtreleas@osmre.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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)]. OSM has submitted two requests to OMB to renew its approval of the collections of information contained in: 30 CFR 761, Areas designated by Act of Congress; and 30 CFR 772, Requirements for coal exploration. OSM is requesting a 3-year term of approval for each information collection activity.

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 OMB control numbers for these collections of information are 1029-0111 for 30 CFR 761, and 1029-0112 for 30 CFR 772.

As required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), a Federal Register notice soliciting comments for these collections of information was published on august 5, 2005 (70 FR 45422). No comments were received. This notice provides the public with an additional 30 days in which to comment on the following information collection activities:

Title: Areas designated by Act of Congress, 30 CFR part 761.

OMB Control Number: 1029-0111.

Summary: OSM and State regulatory authorities use the information collected under 30 CFR part 761 to ensure that persons planning to conduct surface coal mining operations on the lands protected by § 552(e) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 have the right to do so under one of the exemptions or waivers provided by this section of the Act.

Bureau Form Number: None.

Frequency of Collection: Once.

Description of Respondents: Applicants for certain surface coal mine permits and State regulatory authorities.

Total Annual Responses: 119.

Total Annual Burden Hours: 534.

Total Annual Non-Hour Burden Costs: $3,235.

Title: Requirements for coal exploration, 30 CFR 772.

OMB Control Number: 1029-0112.

Summary: OSM and state regulatory authorities use the information collected under 30 CFR part 772 to maintain knowledge of coal exploration activities, evaluate the need for an exploration permit, and ensure that exploration activities comply with the environmental protection and reclamation requirements of 30 CFR part 772 section 512 of SMCRA (30 U.S.C. 1262).

Bureau Form Number: None.

Frequency of Collection: Once.

Description of Respondents: Persons planning to conduct coal exploration and State regulatory authorities.Start Printed Page 73026

Total Annual Responses: 905.

Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,218.

Total Annual Non-Hour Burden Costs: $1,456.

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November 30, 2005.

John R. Craynon,

Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.

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[FR Doc. 05-23786 Filed 12-8-05; 8:45 am]

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