30 CFR § 736.12 - Notice, comment and hearing procedures.

§ 736.12 Notice, comment and hearing procedures.

Prior to the promulgation or revision of a Federal program for a State, OSMRE shall:

(a) Federal Register notice. Publish in the Federal Register a notice which:

(1) Includes the basis, purpose and substance of the proposed Federal program or revision;

(2) Offers any person an opportunity to submit written comments on the proposed Federal program or revision for a period to end no less than 30 days after the date of the notice;

(3) Offers to hold a public hearing on the proposed Federal program or revision in the affected State during the comment period if requested by any person;

(4) Gives the address of an appropriate place where any person, during normal business hours, may inspect and copy a copy of the administrative record for the proposed Federal program or revision;

(5) For an indirect revision of a Federal program, states that the affected provision of the permanent program is cross-referenced by the Federal program, and thus that the proposed permanent program revision also would revise the Federal program;

(b) Newspaper notice. For the initial promulgation of a Federal program for a State, publish in a newspaper of general circulation in the coal mining area of the affected State a notice concerning the proposed rulemaking which includes the information required by paragraph (a) of this section, except that for the substance of the proposed Federal program or revision OSMRE may substitute a brief description; and

(c) Federal agency comment. As appropriate, solicit comments from the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the heads of other Federal agencies concerned with or having special expertise relevant to the proposed Federal program or revision.

[52 FR 39407, Oct. 21, 1987]

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