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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Notice of Proposed Information Collection

AGENCY: Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior.
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 request for its General provisions has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden and cost.
DATES: OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information collection request but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, public comments should be submitted to OMB by December 10, 2012, in order to be assured of consideration.
ADDRESSES: Submit comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Department of the Interior Desk Officer, via email atOIRA submission@omb.eop.gov,or by facsimile to (202) 395-5806. 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 toJTrelease@osmre.gov.Please reference 1029-0094 in your correspondence.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To receive a copy of the information collection request, contact John Trelease at (202) 208-2783. You may also contact Mr. Trelease atJTrelease@osmre.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 the request to OMB to renew its approval for the collection of information found at 30 CFR part 700. OSM 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 this collection of information is 1029-0094, and may be found in OSM's regulations at 30 CFR 700.10. Individuals are required to respond to obtain a benefit.

As required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), aFederal Registernotice soliciting comments on this collection was published on August 2, 2012 (77 FR 46121). 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 700—General.

OMB Control Number:1029-0094.

Summary:The information establishes procedures and requirements for terminating jurisdiction of surface coal mining and reclamation operations, petitions for rulemaking, and citizen suits filed under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977.

Bureau Form Number:None.

Frequency of Collection:Once.

Description of Respondents:State and Tribal regulatory authorities, private citizens and citizen groups, and surface coal mining companies.

Total Annual Responses:3.

Total Annual Burden Hours:50 hours.

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 places listed inADDRESSES. Please refer to control number 1029-0094 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.

Dated: October 31, 2012. Andrew F. DeVito, Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.