[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 66 (Monday, April 7, 1997)]
[Page 16606]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-8787]



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 the Acid mine drainage treatment and abatement program, 
part 876.

DATES: Comments on the proposed information collection must be received 
by June 6, 1997, to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to John A. Trelease, Office of 
Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 Constitution Ave, NW, 
Room 210--SIB, Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the information 
collection request, explanatory information and related forms, contact 
John A. Trelease, at (202) 208-2783.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
regulations at 5 CFR 1320, which implementing 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)). This notice identifies information 
collections that OSM will be submitting to OMB for extension. These 
collections are contained in 30 CFR 876, Acid mine drainage treatment 
and abatement program.
    OSM has revised burden estimates, where appropriate, to reflect 
current reporting levels or adjustments based on reestimates of burden 
or respondents. OSM will request a 3-year term of approval for each 
information collection activity.
    Comments are invited on: (1) The need for the collection of 
information for the performance of the functions of the agency; (2) the 
accuracy of the agency's burden estimates; (3) ways to enhance the 
quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) 
ways to minimize the information collection burden on respondents, such 
as use of automated means of collection of the information. A summary 
of the public comments will accompany OSM's submission of the 
information collection request to OMB.
    The following information is provided for the information 
collection: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) OMB control 
number; (3) summary of the information collection activity; and (4) 
frequency of collection, description of the respondents, estimated 
total annual responses, and the total annual reporting and 
recordkeeping burden for the collection of information.
    Title: Acid mine drainage treatment and abatement program, 30 CFR 
    OMB Control Number: 1029-0104.
    Summary: This part establishes the requirements and procedures 
allowing State and Indian Tribes to establish acid mine drainage 
abatement and treatment programs under the Abandoned Mine Land fund as 
directed through Public Law 101-508.
    Bureau Form Number: None.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Description of Respondents: State governments and Indian Tribes.
    Total Annual Responses: 1.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 350.

    Dated: April 2, 1997.
Arthur W. Abbs,
Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.
[FR Doc. 97-8787 Filed 4-4-97; 8:45 am]