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Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Notice of Proposed Information Collection

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 its intention to request approval for the collection of information for its Abandoned mine reclamation funds. This collection request 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.
DATES: 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 October 11, 2011, 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) 395-5806 or via e-mail, 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
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To receive a copy of the information collection request contact John Trelease at (202) 208-2783, or electronically may also review this collection by going to Collection Review, Currently Under Review, Agency is Department of the Interior, DOI-OSMRE).

The Office of Management and Budget (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 a request to OMB to renew its approval of the collection of information contained in 30 CFR 872—Abandoned mine reclamation funds. 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 number for this collection is 1029-0054. Regulatory authorities are required to respond to this collection to obtain a benefit.

As required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), aFederal Registernotice soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on June 22, 2011 (76 FR 36575). 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 872—Abandoned mine reclamation funds.

OMB Control Number:1029-0054.

Summary:30 CFR 872 establishes a procedure whereby States and Indian tribes submit written statements announcing the State's/Tribe's decision not to submit reclamation plans and, therefore, not be granted AML funds.

Bureau Form Number:None.

Frequency of Collection:Once.

Description of Respondents:State and Tribal abandoned mine land reclamation agencies.

Total Annual Responses:1.

Total Annual Burden Hours:1.

Total Annual Non-Wage Costs:$0.

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 burden on respondents, such as use of automated means of collection of the information, to the addresses listed underADDRESSES. Please refer to the appropriate OMB control number 1029-0054 in your correspondence.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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.

Dated: September 1, 2011. Stephen M. Sheffield, Acting Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.