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DOI/OSMRE RIN: 1029-AC77 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Ten-Day Notices 

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is proposing to clarify its regulations pertaining to "Ten-Day Notices” (TDNs), which are set forth at 30 CFR 842.11 and 843.12. This rulemaking will clarify and provide guidance for the issuance of TDNs to State and Tribal regulatory authorities (RAs), the evaluation of RAs responses to TDNs by OSMRE, and informal reviews by OSMRE. This rulemaking is intended to remove regulatory uncertainty by defining terms related to TDNs that have been historically labeled ambiguous by the regulated community and RAs. These clarifications and explanations to the processes associated with TDNs will allow greater deference and flexibility to RAs as they investigate, respond to OSMRE inquiries about, and enforce potential violations that exist at coal mine sites.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 842.11    30 CFR 843.12    30 CFR 733.5    30 CFR 733.12   
Legal Authority: Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2020 
NPRM Comment Period End  07/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Khalia Boyd
Regulatory Analyst
Department of the Interior
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
1951 Constitution Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20240
Phone:202 208-2823