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 (OSMRE) is announcing that the information collection request for the requirements for permit applications for special categories of mining has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and renewed approval. This 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 collections but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, public comments should be submitted to OMB by March 4, 2015, 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 Start Printed Page 5576to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference 1029-0040 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 at email@example.com. You may also review this information collection request 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)]. OSMRE has submitted a request to OMB to renew its approval of the collection of information contained in 30 CFR part 785—Requirements for permits for special categories of mining. OSMRE is requesting a 3-year term of approval for this 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 30 CFR part 785 is 1029-0040. Responses are required to obtain a benefit.
As required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), a Federal Register notice soliciting comments for this collection of information was published on November 12, 2014 (79 FR 67190). 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 785—Requirements for permits for special categories of mining.
OMB Control Number: 1029-0040.
Summary: The information is being collected to meet the requirements of sections 507, 508, 510, 515, 701 and 711 of Public Law 95-87, which require applicants for special types of mining activities to provide descriptions, maps, plans and data of the proposed activity. This information will be used by the regulatory authority in determining if the applicant can meet the applicable performance standards for the special type of mining activity.
Bureau Form Number: None.
Frequency of Collection: Once.
Description of Respondents: Applicants for coalmine permits and state regulatory authorities.
Total Annual Responses: 189 permit applicants and 189 state regulatory authorities.
Total Annual Burden Hours: 18,820.
Total Annual Non-Wage Costs: $0.
Send comments on the need for the collections 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 collections; and ways to minimize the information collection burdens on respondents, such as use of automated means of collections of the information, to the offices listed in ADDRESSES. Please refer to OMB control number 1029-0040 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: January 27, 2015.
Harry J. Payne,
Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.
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