Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Department of the Interior.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request for comments for 1029-0024.
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is announcing that the information collection request for the Procedures and Criteria for Approval or Disapproval of State Program Submissions, has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden and cost.
OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information collection but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, public comments should be submitted to OMB by March 20, 2014, in order to be assured of consideration.
Submit comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Department of the Interior Desk Officer, by telefax at (202) 395-5806 or via email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Also, please send a copy of your comments to John Trelease, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 Constitution Ave., NW., Room 203—SIB, Washington, DC 20240, or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to OMB control number 1029-0024 in your correspondence.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
To receive a copy of the information collection request contact John Trelease at (202) 208-2783, or electronically to email@example.com. You may also review this collection by going to http://www.reginfo.gov (Information Collection Review, Currently Under Review, Agency is Department of the Interior, DOI-OSMRE).
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OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 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 a request to OMB to renew its approval of the collection of information contained in 30 CFR Part 732 for approving or disapproving state program submissions. OSM is requesting a 3-year term of approval for the 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 number for this collection of information is 1029-0024 and is referenced in § 732.10.
As required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), a Federal Register notice soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on November 29, 2013 (78 FR 71642). No comments were received. This notice provides the public with an additional 30 days in which to comment on the following information collection activity:
Title: 30 CFR Part 732—Procedures and Criteria for Approval or Disapproval of State Program Submissions.
OMB Control Number: 1029-0024.
Summary: Part 732 establishes the procedures and criteria for approval and disapproval of State program submissions. The information submitted is used to evaluate whether State regulatory authorities are meeting the provisions of their approved programs.
Bureau Form Number: None.
Frequency of Collection: Once and annually.
Description of Respondents: 24 State and 4 Tribal regulatory authorities.
Total Annual Responses: 40.
Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,775.
Send comments on the need for the collection of information for the performance of the functions of the agency; the accuracy of the agency's burden estimates; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and ways to minimize the information collection burdens on respondents, such as use of automated means of collections of the information, to the addresses listed under ADDRESSES. Please refer to the appropriate OMB control number in all correspondence.
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.
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Dated: February 7, 2014.
Stephen M. Sheffield,
Acting Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.
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