43 CFR Part 3480 - COAL EXPLORATION AND MINING OPERATIONS RULES
- Subpart 3480 - Coal Exploration and Mining Operations Rules: General (§§ 3480.0-1 - 3480.0-6)
- Subpart 3481 - General Provisions (§§ 3481.1 - 3481.4-4)
- Subpart 3482 - Exploration and Resource Recovery and Protection Plans (§§ 3482.1 - 3482.3)
- Subpart 3483 - Diligence Requirements (§§ 3483.1 - 3483.6)
- Subpart 3484 - Performance Standards (§§ 3484.1 - 3484.2)
- Subpart 3485 - Reports, Royalties and Records (§§ 3485.1 - 3485.3)
- Subpart 3486 - Inspection, Enforcement, and Appeals (§§ 3486.1 - 3486.4)
- Subpart 3487 - Logical Mining Unit (§ 3487.1)
The information collection requirements contained in 43 CFR part 3480 which require the filing of forms have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under 44 U.S.C. 3507. The Coal Production and Royalty Report form in 30 CFR 211.62(d)(1), U.S. Geological Survey Form 9-373A, has been approved by OMB under 44 U.S.C. 3507 and assigned clearance number 1028-0001.
The information is being collected for Federal royalty accounting purposes. The information will be used to permit accounting and auditing of royalties submitted by the operators/lessees of Federal coal leases. The obligation to respond is mandatory for all operators/lessees of Federal coal leases. For nonproducing Federal leases, the report is required on an annual basis. For producing Federal leases, the report is required monthly or quarterly as specified in the Federal lease.
The information collection requirements contained at §§ 3481.1, 3481.2, 3482.2, 3482.3, 3483.3, 3483.4, 3485.1, 3485.2, 3486.3 and 3487.1 of this title have been approved by OMB under 44 U.S.C. 3507 and assigned clearance number 1028-0042. The information may be collected from some operators/lessees to either provide data so that proposed operations may be approved or to enable the monitoring of compliance with approvals already granted. The information will be used to grant approval to begin or alter operations or to allow operations to continue. The obligation to respond is required to obtain the benefit under the Federal lease.
There are many leases and agreements currently in effect, and which will remain in effect, involving Federal coal leases which specifically refer to the United States Geological Survey, USGS, Minerals Management Service, MMS, or Conservation Division. These leases and agreements also often specifically refer to various officers such as Supervisor, Conservation Manager, Deputy Conservation Manager, Minerals Manager and Deputy Minerals Manager. In addition, many leases and agreements specifically refer to 30 CFR part 211 or specific sections thereof. Those references shall now be read to refer to 43 CFR part 3480 or to the appropriate redesignated section thereof.