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Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029-0059

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Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.


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 its intention to request renewed authority to collect information for our Grants for Program Development and Administration and Enforcement, State and Tribal Reclamation Grants, and associated forms. This information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned clearance number 1029-0059.


Comments on the proposed information collection must be received by January 17, 2012, to be assured of consideration.


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

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

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OMB regulations at 5 CFR parts 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 OSM grant forms—OSM-47 (Budget Information Report), OSM-49 (Budget Information and Financial Reporting) and OSM-51 (Performance and Program narrative); 30 CFR part 735 (Grants for Program Development and Administration and Enforcement); 30 CFR Part 885 (Grants for Certified States and Indian Tribes); and 30 CFR Part 886 (State and Tribal Reclamation Grants). OSM will request a 3-year term of approval for each information collection activity. Responses are required to obtain a benefit for this collection.

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 Start Printed Page 70754public comments will accompany OSM's submission of the information collection request 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.

This notice provides the public with 60 days in which to comment on the following information collection activity:

Title: 30 CFR Parts 735, 885 and 886 — Grants to States and Tribes.

OMB Control Number: 1029-0059.

Summary: State and Tribal reclamation and regulatory authorities are requested to provide specific budget and program information as part of the grant application and reporting processes authorized by the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act.

Bureau Form Numbers: OSM-47, OSM-49 and OSM-51.

Frequency of Collection: Semi-annually and annually.

Description of Respondents: State and Tribal regulatory and reclamation authorities.

Total Annual Responses: 140.

Total Annual Burden Hours: 918 hours.

Total Annual Non-Wage Cost: $0.

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Dated: November 7, 2011.

John A. Trelease,

Acting Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.

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[FR Doc. 2011-29202 Filed 11-14-11; 8:45 am]