[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 207 (Tuesday, October 27, 1998)]
[Page 57311]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-28676]



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 under 30 CFR Part 842 which allows the collection and 
processing of citizen complaints and requests for inspection.

DATES: Comments on the proposed information collection must be received 
by December 28, 1998, 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. Comments may also be 
submitted electronically to [email protected]

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

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 approval. These 
collections are contained in 30 CFR Part 842, Federal inspections and 
monitoring. 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: Federal inspections and monitoring--30 CFR Part 842.
    OMB Control Number: 1029-xxxx.
    Summary. For purposes of information collection, this part 
establishes the procedures for any person to notify the Office of 
Surface Mining in writing of any violation which may exist at a surface 
coal mining operation. The information will be used to investigate 
potential violations of the Act or applicable State regulations.
    Bureau Form Number: None.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.
    Description of Respondents: Citizens, State governments.
    Total Annual Responses: 140.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 45 minutes.

    Dated: October 21, 1998.
Richard G. Bryson,
Chief, Division of Regulatory Support.
[FR Doc. 98-28676 Filed 10-26-98; 8:45 am]