Agency Information Collection Activities; Grants to States and Tribes

SUMMARY

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are proposing to renew an information collection for requirements for Grants to States and Tribes.

 
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Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 29 (Monday, February 12, 2018)

Federal Register Volume 83, Number 29 (Monday, February 12, 2018)

Notices

Pages 6049-6050

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov

FR Doc No: 2018-02728

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

S1D1S SS08011000 SX064A000 189S180110; S2D2S SS08011000 SX064A000 18XS501520; OMB Control Number 1029-0059

Agency Information Collection Activities; Grants to States and Tribes

AGENCY: Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are proposing to renew an information collection for requirements for Grants to States and Tribes.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 13, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to: The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Attn: John Trelease, 1849 C Street NW, Mail Stop 4559, Washington, DC 20240. Comments may also be submitted electronically to email protected.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact John Trelease by email at email protected, or by telephone at (202) 208-2783.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format.

We are soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of the OSMRE; (2) is the estimate of burden accurate; (3) how might the OSMRE enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) how might the OSMRE minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology.

Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. 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 of Collection: 30 CFR parts 735, 885 and 886--Grants to States and Tribes.

OMB Control Number: 1029-0059.

Abstract: 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.

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

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents/Affected Public: State and Tribal reclamation and regulatory authorities.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 27.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 140.

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Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 1 hour to 10 hours, depending on activity.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 918.

Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.

Frequency of Collection: Once, on occasion and annually.

Total Annual Non-Wage Cost: $0.

The authority for this action are the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. 1201, et seq.) and the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.).

Dated: February 7, 2018.

John A. Trelease,

Acting Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.

FR Doc. 2018-02728 Filed 2-9-18; 8:45 am

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