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Agency Tracking No:
785 - Remining Incentives
30 CFR Part 785 - Requirements for Permits for Special Categories of Mining
Type of Information Collection:
Revision of a currently approved collection
Common Form ICR:
Type of Review Request:
OIRA Conclusion Action:
Comment filed on proposed rule and continue
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Date Received in OIRA:
Terms of Clearance:
In accordance with 5 CFR 1320, OMB is withholding approval at this time. Prior to publication of the final rule, the agency must submit to OMB a summary of all comments related to the information collection contained in the proposed rule and the agency response. The agency should clearly indicate any changes made to the information collection as a result of these comments.
Inventory as of this Action
36 Months From Approved
Time Burden (Hours)
Cost Burden (Dollars)
The information is being collected to meet the requirements of Sections 415, 507, 508, 510, 515, 701 and 711 of PL 95-87, which require applicants for special types of mining activities to provide descriptions, maps, plans and data of the proposed activity.
PL: Pub.L. 95 - 87 415, 507, 510, 515, 516, 711 Name of Law: Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977
Citations for New Statutory Requirements:
PL: Pub.L. 109 - 432 415 Name of Law: Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006
Associated Rulemaking Information
Stage of Rulemaking:
Federal Register Citation:
73 FR 24120
Federal Register Notices & Comments
Did the Agency receive public comments on this ICR?
Number of Information Collection (IC) in this ICR:
785.15 - Steep slope mining - Industry
785.15 - Steep slope mining - SRA's
785.16 - Permits incorporating variances from approximate original contour restoration requirements for steep slope mining - Industry
785.16 - Permits incorporating variances from approximate original contour restoration requirements for steep slope mining - SRA's
785.13 - Experimental practices mining - SRA's
785.17 - Prime farmland - Industry
785.17 - Prime farmland - SRA's
785.19 - Surface coal mining and reclamation operations on areas or adjacent to areas including alluvial valley floors in the arid and semi-arid areas west of the 100th meridian - Industry
785.18 - Variances for delay in contemporaneous reclamation requirement in combined surface and underground mining activities - Industry
785.22 - In situ processing activities - SRA's
785.13 - Experimental practices mining - Industry
785.25 - Lands eligible for remining - Industry
785.25 - Lands eligible for remining - SRA's
785.19 - Surface coal mining and reclamation operations on areas or adjacent to areas including alluvial valley floors in the arid and semi-arid areas west of the 100th meridian - SRA's
785.20 - Auguring - Industry
785.20 - Auguring - SRA's
785.22 - In situ processing activities - Industry
785.14 - Mountaintop removal mining - Industry
785.14 - Mountaintop removal mining - SRA's
785.26 - What are the procedures for a waiver of the reclamation fee for remining - SRA's
785.18 - Variances for delay in contemporaneous reclamation requirement in combined surface and underground mining activities - SRA's
Burden increases because of Program Change due to Agency Discretion:
Burden Increase Due to:
Burden decreases because of Program Change due to Agency Discretion:
Burden Reduction Due to:
OSM is proposing rulemaking to allow a waiver of reclamation fees by a State regulatory authority as an incentive for remining operations which would apply only to production of coal by removal of abandoned coal mine refuse for reprocessing or direct use off site.
Annual Cost to Federal Government:
Does this IC contain surveys, censuses, or employ statistical methods?
Is the Supporting Statement intended to be a Privacy Impact Assessment required by the E-Government Act of 2002?
Is this ICR related to the Affordable Care Act [PPACA, P.L. 111-148 & 111-152]?
Is this ICR related to the Dodd-Frank Act [Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, P.L. 111-203]?
Is this ICR related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)?
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Common Form ICR:
On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
(a) It is necessary for the proper performance of agency functions;
(b) It avoids unnecessary duplication;
(c) It reduces burden on small entities;
(d) It uses plain, coherent, and unambiguous language that is understandable to respondents;
(e) Its implementation will be consistent and compatible with current reporting and recordkeeping practices;
(f) It indicates the retention periods for recordkeeping requirements;
(g) It informs respondents of the information called for under 5 CFR 1320.8 (b)(3) about:
(i) Why the information is being collected;
(ii) Use of information;
(iii) Burden estimate;
(iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
(v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
(vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
(h) It was developed by an office that has planned and allocated resources for the efficient and effective management and use of the information to be collected.
(i) It uses effective and efficient statistical survey methodology (if applicable); and
(j) It makes appropriate use of information technology.
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.