Wyoming Regulatory Program

CourtSurface Mining Reclamation And Enforcement Office
Citation86 FR 59674
Publication Date28 October 2021
Record Number2021-23314
59674
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of the airport, and within 2.0 miles northwest
and 2.6 miles southeast of the 058° bearing
from the airport, extending from the 9-mile
radius to 10.4 miles northeast of the airport,
and within 3.8 miles north and 3.7 miles
south of the 92° bearing from the airport,
extending from the 9-mile radius to 12.7
miles east of the airport, and within 1.9 miles
each side of the 149° bearing from the airport,
extending from the 9-mile radius to 12.1
miles southeast of the airport, and within 3.0
miles each side of the 199° bearing from the
airport, extending from the 9-mile radius to
15 miles south of the airport, and within 8.1
miles southeast and 3.9 miles northwest of
the 241° bearing from the airport, extending
from the 9-mile radius to 19.2 miles
southwest of the airport, and within 3.3 miles
each side of the 275° bearing from the airport,
extending from the 9-mile radius to 12.1
miles west of the airport.
Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on
October 12, 2021.
B.G. Chew,
Acting Group Manager, Operations Support
Group, Western Service Center.
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BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation
and Enforcement
30 CFR Part 950
[SATS No. WY–050–FOR; Docket ID: OSM–
2021–0004; S1D1S SS08011000 SX064A000
212S180110; S2D2S SS08011000
SX064A000 21XS501520]
Wyoming Regulatory Program
AGENCY
: Office of Surface Mining
Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior.
ACTION
: Proposed rule; public comment
period and opportunity for public
hearing on proposed amendment.
SUMMARY
: We, the Office of Surface
Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
(OSMRE), are announcing receipt of a
proposed regulatory and statutory
amendment to the Wyoming coal
program (Wyoming program) under the
Surface Mining Control and
Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the
Act). On March 2, 2016 the Wyoming
Environmental Quality Council
approved a number of revisions to the
rules governing coal exploration by
drilling under the Wyoming program.
Specifically, the proposed revisions
include more detailed instructions for
plugging and sealing drill holes,
incorporate best management practices,
and make additional formatting and
organizational changes. Additionally,
between 1978 and 2007 the Wyoming
state legislature enacted a number of
revisions to the statutes governing coal
exploration by drilling. The proposed
statutory revisions reflect organizational
updates at the Wyoming Land Quality
Division, correct a typographical error,
provide more detailed instructions for
plugging and sealing drill holes,
incorporate provisions for the awarding
of attorney fees and other litigation
costs, and include more detailed
instructions for bond release.
Accordingly, the State submitted this
proposal to OSMRE at its own initiative.
This document gives the times and
locations that the Wyoming program
and this proposed amendment to that
program are available for your
inspection, the comment period during
which you may submit written
comments on the amendment, and the
procedures that we will follow for the
public hearing, if one is requested.
DATES
: We will accept written
comments on this amendment until 4:00
p.m., M.D.T., November 29, 2021. If
requested, we may hold a public hearing
or meeting on the amendment on
November 22, 2021. We will accept
requests to speak at a hearing until 4:00
p.m., M.D.T., on November 12, 2021.
ADDRESSES
: You may submit comments,
identified by SATS No. WY–050–FOR,
by any of the following methods:
Mail/Hand Delivery: OSMRE, Attn:
Jeffrey Fleischman, P.O. Box 11018, 100
East B Street, Room 4100, Casper,
Wyoming 82602.
Fax: (307) 261–6552.
Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://
www.regulations.gov. Follow the
instructions for submitting comments.
Instructions: All submissions received
must include the agency name and
docket number for this rulemaking. For
detailed instructions on submitting
comments and additional information
on the rulemaking process, see the
‘‘Public Comment Procedures’’ heading
of the
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
section of this document.
Docket: For access to the docket to
review copies of the Wyoming program,
this amendment, a listing of any
scheduled public hearings or meetings,
and all written comments received in
response to this document, you must go
to the address listed below during
normal business hours, Monday through
Friday, excluding holidays. You may
receive one free copy of the amendment
by contacting OSMRE’s Casper Field
Office or the full text of the program
amendment is available for you to read
at www.regulations.gov.
Attn: Jeffrey Fleischman, Field Office
Director, Office of Surface Mining
Reclamation and Enforcement, 100 East
B Street, Casper, Wyoming 82602.
Telephone: (307) 261–6550. Email:
jfleischman@osmre.gov.
In addition, you may review a copy of
the amendment during regular business
hours at the following location: Attn:
Kyle Wendtland, Administrator,
Wyoming Department of Environmental
Quality, Land Quality Division, 200
West 17th Street, Suite 10, Cheyenne,
Wyoming 82002. Telephone: (307) 777–
7046. Email: kyle.wendtland@wyo.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Jeffrey Fleischman, Field Office
Director, Office of Surface Mining
Reclamation and Enforcement, 100 East
B Street, Casper, Wyoming 82602,
Telephone: (307) 261–6550. Email:
jfleischman@osmre.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
I. Background on the Wyoming Program
II. Description of the Proposed Amendment
III. Public Comment Procedures
IV. Procedural Determinations
I. Background on the Wyoming
Program
Section 503(a) of the Act permits a
State to assume primacy for the
regulation of surface coal mining and
reclamation operations on non-Federal
and non-Indian lands within its borders
by demonstrating that its approved State
program includes, among other things,
State laws and regulations that govern
surface coal mining and reclamation
operations in accordance with the Act
and consistent with the Federal
regulations. See 30 U.S.C. 1253(a)(1)
and (7). On the basis of these criteria,
the Secretary of the Interior
conditionally approved the Wyoming
program on November 26, 1980. You
can find background information on the
Wyoming program, including the
Secretary’s findings, the disposition of
comments, and conditions of approval
of the Wyoming program in the
November 26, 1980 Federal Register 45
FR 78637. You can also find later
actions concerning the Wyoming
program and program amendments at 30
CFR 950.10.
II. Description of the Proposed
Amendment
By letter dated June 4, 2021
(Document ID No. OSM–2021–0004),
Wyoming sent us an amendment to its
program under SMCRA (30 U.S.C. 1201
et seq.). We found Wyoming’s proposed
amendment administratively complete
on July 13, 2021.
Between 1978 and 2007 the Wyoming
state legislature enacted a number of
revisions to the statutes governing coal
exploration by drilling. Additionally, on
March 2, 2016 the Wyoming
Environmental Quality Council
approved a number of revisions to the
rules governing coal exploration by
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drilling under the Wyoming program.
The proposed amendment is a state
initiative intended to update Chapter
14, which was last revised in 1998. The
revised rules were updated to include
more detailed directions for plugging
and sealing requirements for drill holes.
The rules were also updated to include
best management practices and
standards adopted by the Wyoming
State Engineer’s Office which conform
with accepted practices by the
American Society for Testing and
Materials, American Water Works
Association, and Wyoming DEQ, Water
Quality Division regulations. Other
revisions include a list of acceptable
grout materials requirements to plug the
entire hole and immediate capping of
drill holes, and adding identification
numbers to facilitate inspections.
Additional formatting and
organizational changes were also made
to Chapter 14.
The proposed statutory revisions
reflect organizational updates at the
Wyoming Land Quality Division, correct
a typographical error, provide more
detailed instructions for plugging and
sealing drill holes, incorporate
provisions for the awarding of attorney
fees and other litigation costs, and
include more detailed instructions for
bond release. The full text of the
program and/or plan amendment is
available for you to read at the locations
listed above under
ADDRESSES
or at
www.regulations.gov.
III. Public Comment Procedures
Under the provisions of 30 CFR
732.17(h), we are seeking your
comments on whether the amendment
satisfies the applicable program
approval criteria of 30 CFR 732.15. If we
approve the amendment, it will become
part of the State program.
Electronic or Written Comments
If you submit written or electronic
comments on the proposed rule during
the 30-day comment period, they should
be specific, confined to issues pertinent
to the proposed regulations, and explain
the reason for any recommended
change(s). We appreciate any and all
comments, but those most useful and
likely to influence decisions on the final
regulations will be those that either
involve personal experience or include
citations to and analyses of SMCRA, its
legislative history, its implementing
regulations, case law, other pertinent
State or Federal laws or regulations,
technical literature, or other relevant
publications.
We cannot ensure that comments
received after the close of the comment
period (see
DATES
) or sent to an address
other than those listed (see
ADDRESSES
)
will be included in the docket for this
rulemaking and considered.
Public Availability of Comments
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.
Public Hearing
If you wish to speak at the public
hearing, contact the person listed under
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
by
4:00 p.m., M.D.T. on November 12,
2021. If you are disabled and need
reasonable accommodations to attend a
public hearing, contact the person listed
under
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
CONTACT
. We will arrange the location
and time of the hearing with those
persons requesting the hearing. If no one
requests an opportunity to speak, we
will not hold a hearing.
To assist the transcriber and ensure an
accurate record, we request, if possible,
that each person who speaks at the
public hearing provide us with a written
copy of his or her comments. The public
hearing will continue on the specified
date until everyone scheduled to speak
has been given an opportunity to be
heard. If you are in the audience and
have not been scheduled to speak and
wish to do so, you will be allowed to
speak after those who have been
scheduled. We will end the hearing after
everyone scheduled to speak and others
present in the audience who wish to
speak, have been heard.
Public Meeting
If only one person requests an
opportunity to speak, we may hold a
public meeting rather than a public
hearing. If you wish to meet with us to
discuss the amendment, please request
a meeting by contacting the person
listed under
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
CONTACT
. All such meetings are open to
the public and, if possible, we will post
notices of meetings at the locations
listed under
ADDRESSES
. We will make
a written summary of each meeting a
part of the administrative record.
IV. Procedural Determinations
Executive Order 12866—Regulatory
Planning and Review and Executive
Order 13563—Improving Regulation
and Regulatory Review
Executive Order 12866 provides that
the Office of Information and Regulatory
Affairs in the Office of Management and
Budget (OMB) will review all significant
rules. Pursuant to OMB guidance, dated
October 12, 1993, the approval of State
program and/or AML plan amendments
is exempted from OMB review under
Executive Order 12866. Executive Order
13563, which reaffirms and
supplements Executive Order 12866,
retains this exemption.
Other Laws and Executive Orders
Affecting Rulemaking
When a State submits a program
amendment to OSMRE for review, our
regulations at 30 CFR 732.17(h) require
us to publish a notice in the Federal
Register indicating receipt of the
proposed amendment, its text or a
summary of its terms, and an
opportunity for public comment.
We conclude our review of the
proposed amendment after the close of
the public comment period and
determine whether the amendment
should be approved, approved in part,
or not approved. At that time, we will
also make the determinations and
certifications required by the various
laws and executive orders governing the
rulemaking process and include them in
the final rule.
List of Subjects in 30 CFR Part 950
State regulatory program approval,
state-federal cooperative agreement,
required program amendments.
David A. Berry,
Regional Director, Unified Regions 5, 7–11.
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BILLING CODE 4310–05–P
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND
SECURITY
Coast Guard
33 CFR Part 100
[Docket Number USCG–2021–0794]
RIN 1625–AA08
Special Local Regulation; Crown Bay,
Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
AGENCY
: Coast Guard, DHS.
ACTION
: Notice of proposed rulemaking.
SUMMARY
: The Coast Guard is proposing
to establish a temporary special local
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