Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 6725-6727 [05-2425]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 25 / Tuesday, February 8, 2005 / Notices Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include your name and address, identify the docket number for this request for comment [USCG–2004– 18005], indicate the specific section of this document or the ICR to which each comment applies, and give the reason for each comment. You may submit your comments and material by electronic means, mail, fax, or delivery to the Docket Management Facility at the address under ADDRESSES, but please submit them by only one means. If you submit them by mail or delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit them by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. We may change the documents supporting this collection of information or even the underlying requirements in view of them. Viewing comments and documents: To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket, go to http://dms.dot.gov at any time and conduct a simple search using the docket number. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in room PL–401 on the Plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy Act: Anyone can search the electronic form of all comments received in dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the Privacy Act Statement of DOT in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477), or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov. Previous Request for Comments This request provides a 30-day comment period required by OIRA. The Coast Guard has already published the 60-day notice required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2) (69 FR 35388, June 24, 2004). That notice elicited no comments. Information Collection Request 1. Title: United States Coast Guard Academy Application. OMB Control Number: 1625–0004. Type of Request: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired. VerDate jul<14>2003 18:12 Feb 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 Affected Public: Individuals or household. Forms: U.S. Coast Guard Academy On-line Application Form, Math Teacher Recommendation, English Teacher Recommendation, High School Transcript, High School Transcript Update, Physical Fitness Evaluation Scoresheet and Physical Fitness Evaluation Instruction Booklet. Abstract: Any person who wishes to compete for an appointment as a Coast Guard Cadet must fill out and submit an on-line application and supplemental forms. Burden Estimates: The estimated burden is 8,300 hours a year. Dated: February 1, 2005. Nathaniel S. Heiner, Acting, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 05–2313 Filed 2–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Gaming Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Approved Class III Gaming Compacts. AGENCY: This notice publishes the Approval of the Tribal-State Compacts between the Chickasaw Nation, the Quapaw Tribe and the State of Oklahoma. SUMMARY: EFFECTIVE DATE: February 8, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George T. Skibine, Director, Office of Indian Gaming Management, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary—Policy and Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under Section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA), Public Law 100–497, 25 U.S.C. § 2710, the Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register notice of the approved Tribal-State compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, through his delegated authority, has approved the Class III gaming compacts between the Chickasaw Nation, the Quapaw Tribe and the State of Oklahoma. These Compacts authorize Indian tribes to engage in certain Class III gaming activities, provides for certain geographical exclusivity, limits the PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6725 number of gaming machines at existing racetracks, and prohibits non-tribal operation of certain machines and covered games. Dated: January 28, 2005. Michael D. Olsen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 05–2428 Filed 2–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of revision of an information collection (1010–0041). AGENCY: SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, subpart K, ‘‘Oil and Gas Production Rates.’’ Submit written comments by April 11, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the burden by any of the following methods listed below. Please use OMB control number 1010–0041 as an identifier in your message. • MMS’s Public Connect on-line commenting system, https:// ocsconnect.mms.gov. Follow the instructions on the website for submitting comments. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions on the website for submitting comments. • E-mail MMS at rules.comments@mms.gov. Use 1010– 0041 in the subject line. • Fax: 703–787–1093. Identify with 1010–0041. • Mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the Interior; Minerals Management Service; Attention: Rules Processing Team (RPT); 381 Elden Street, MS–4024; Herndon, Virginia 20170–4817. Please reference Information Collection 1010–0041 in your comments and include your name and return address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Blundon, Rules Processing Team DATES: E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 6726 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 25 / Tuesday, February 8, 2005 / Notices at (703) 787–1600. You may also contact Cheryl Blundon to obtain a copy, at no cost, of the regulations and the forms that require the subject collection of information. Title: 30 CFR Part 250, Subpart K, Oil and Gas Production Rates. OMB Control Number: 1010–0041. Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq. and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), authorizes the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to prescribe rules and regulations to administer leasing of the OCS. Such rules and regulations will apply to all operations conducted under a lease. Operations on the OCS must preserve, protect, and develop oil and natural gas resources in a manner that is consistent with the need to make such resources available to meet the Nation’s energy needs as rapidly as possible; to balance orderly energy resource development with protection of human, marine, and coastal environments; to ensure the public a fair and equitable return on the resources of the OCS; and to preserve and maintain free enterprise competition. Section 5(a) of the OCS Lands Act requires the Secretary to prescribe rules and regulations ‘‘to provide for the prevention of waste, and conservation of the natural resources of the Outer Continental Shelf, and the protection of correlative rights therein’’ and to include provisions ‘‘for the prompt and efficient exploration and development of a lease area.’’ Section 1334(g)(2) states ’’* * * the lessee shall produce such oil or gas, or both, at rates * * * to assure the maximum rate of production which may be sustained without loss of ultimate recovery of oil or gas, or both, under sound engineering and economic principles, and which is safe for the duration of the activity covered by the approved plan.’’ These authorities and responsibilities are among those delegated to the Minerals Management Service (MMS). The regulations at 30 CFR part 250, subpart K, concern oil and gas production rates, and are the subject of this collection. In addition, MMS also issues various Notices to Lessees (NTLs) and Operators to clarify and provide additional guidance on some aspects of the regulations, as well as various forms to capture the data and information. The current subpart K regulations specify the use of forms MMS–126 (Well Potential Test Report, OMB Control Number 1010–0039, expiration 10/31/ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate jul<14>2003 18:12 Feb 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 07), MMS–127 (Sensitive Reservoir Information Report, OMB Control Number 1010–0018, expiration 10/31/ 07), and MMS–128 (Semiannual Well Test Report, OMB Control Number 1010–0017, expiration 8/31/05), all of which were approved individually by OMB and assigned separate control numbers. This submission also includes the burden for form MMS–140 (Bottomhole Pressure Survey Report). Form MMS–140 is used in the Gulf of Mexico OCS Region (GOMR) for submitting the results of static bottomhole pressure surveys required under § 250.1104(c). With this submission, we are merging the collections for the general use requirements of 30 CFR 250.1100, Oil and Gas Production Rates, as well as the collections for the four forms associated with subpart K into the primary collection for subpart K, OMB Control Number, 1010–0041. The forms and their purposes are: Form MMS–126, Well Potential Test Report MMS uses this information for various environmental, reservoir, reserves, and conservation analyses, including the determination of maximum production rates (MPRs) when necessary for certain oil and gas completions. This requirement implements the conservation provisions of the OCS Lands Act and 30 CFR 250. The information obtained from the well potential test is essential to determine if an MPR is necessary for a well and to establish the appropriate rate. It is not possible to specify an MPR in the absence of information about the production rate capability (potential) of the well. Form MMS–127, Sensitive Reservoir Information Report MMS uses this information to determine whether a rate-sensitive reservoir is being prudently developed. This represents an essential control mechanism that MMS uses to regulate production rates from each sensitive reservoir being actively produced. Occasionally, the information available on a reservoir, early in its producing life, may indicate it to be non-sensitive, while later and more complete information would establish the reservoir as being sensitive. Production from a well completed in the gas cap of a sensitive reservoir requires approval from the Regional Supervisor. The information submitted on this form provides reservoir parameters that are revised at least annually or sooner if reservoir development results in a PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 change in reservoir interpretation. The engineers and geologists use the information for rate control and reservoir studies. Form MMS–128, Semiannual Well Test Report MMS uses this information to evaluate the results of well tests to determine if reservoirs are being depleted in a manner that will lead to the greatest ultimate recovery of hydrocarbons. This information is collected to determine the capability of hydrocarbon wells and to evaluate and verify an operator’s approved maximum production rate if assigned. The form was designed to present current well data on a semiannual basis, to permit the updating of permissible producing rates, and to provide the basis for estimates of currently remaining recoverable gas reserves. Form MMS–140, Bottomhole Pressure Survey Report MMS uses the information in our efforts to conserve natural resources, prevent waste, and protect correlative rights, including the Government’s royalty interest. Specifically, MMS uses the information to determine maximum production and efficient rates and to review applications for downhole commingling to ensure that action does not result in harm to ultimate recovery or undervalued royalties. We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2) and under regulations at 30 CFR 250.196, ‘‘Data and information to be made available to the public.’’ No items of a sensitive nature are collected. Responses are mandatory. Frequency: On occasion, monthly, semi-annually, annually and as a result of situations encountered. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 151 Federal OCS permittees or notice filers. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: The currently approved annual reporting burdens totaled for the consolidated collection is 18,961 hours. The following chart details the individual components and respective hour burden estimates of this ICR. In calculating the burdens, we assumed that respondents perform certain requirements in the normal course of their activities. We consider these to be usual and customary and took that into account in estimating the burden. E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 25 / Tuesday, February 8, 2005 / Notices Citation 30 CFR 250 Subpart K and NTL(s) Reporting & recordkeeping requirement 1101(b) ..................................................... 1101(c) ...................................................... 1102 .......................................................... Request approval to produce within 500 feet of a lease line .................................... Request approval to produce gas cap of a sensitive reservoir ................................. Submit form MMS–126 .............................................................................................. Submit form MMS–127 .............................................................................................. Submit form MMS–128 .............................................................................................. 1102(a)(5) ................................................. 1102(b)(6) ................................................. 1103(a) ..................................................... 1103(c) ...................................................... 1104(c) ...................................................... 1105(a), (b) ............................................... 1105(c) ...................................................... 1105(f) ...................................................... 1106 .......................................................... 1107(b) ..................................................... 1107(c) ...................................................... 1100–1107 ................................................ 6727 Hour burden 5 12 0.2 1.5 0.5–3 Submit alternative plan for overproduction status—MMS is not currently collecting this information Request extension of time to submit results of semiannual well test ....................... Request approval of test periods of less than 4 hours and pretest stabilization periods of less than 6 hours. Provide advance notice of time and date of well tests .............................................. Submit results of all static bottomhole pressure surveys obtained by lessee. Information is submitted on form MMS–140 in the Gulf of Mexico Region. Request special approval to flare or vent oil-well gas ............................................... Request approval to burn produced liquid hydrocarbons .......................................... Submit monthly reports of flared or vented gas containing H2S ............................... Submit application to commingle hydrocarbons produced from multiple reservoirs and inform other lessees having an interest. Submit proposed plan for enhanced recovery operations ......................................... Submit periodic reports of volumes of oil, gas, or other substances injected, produced, or reproduced. General departure or alternative compliance requests not specifically covered elsewhere in subpart K, including bottomhole pressure survey waivers and reservoir reclassification requests. 0.5 0.5 0.5 1 0.5 0.5 2 6 12 2 1 6 Reporting Subtotal 1105(d), (e) ............................................... Maintain records for 2 years detailing gas flaring or venting .................................... 1105(d), (e) ............................................... Maintain records for 2 years detailing liquid hydrocarbon burning ............................ Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: We have identified no cost burdens for this collection. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. Comments: Before submitting an ICR to OMB, PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) requires each agency ’’* * * to provide notice * * * and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information * * *’’. Agencies must specifically solicit comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. VerDate jul<14>2003 18:12 Feb 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 Agencies must also estimate the ‘‘nonhour cost’’ burdens to respondents or recordkeepers resulting from the collection of information. Therefore, if you have costs to generate, maintain, and disclose this information, you should comment and provide your total capital and startup cost components or annual operation, maintenance, and purchase of service components. You should describe the methods you use to estimate major cost factors, including system and technology acquisition, expected useful life of capital equipment, discount rate(s), and the period over which you incur costs. Capital and startup costs include, among other items, computers and software you purchase to prepare for collecting information, monitoring, and record storage facilities. You should not include estimates for equipment or services purchased: (i) before October 1, 1995; (ii) to comply with requirements not associated with the information collection; (iii) for reasons other than to provide information or keep records for the Government; or (iv) as part of customary and usual business or private practices. We will summarize written responses to this notice and address them in our submission for OMB approval. As a result of your comments, we will make PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13 0.5 any necessary adjustments to the burden in our submission to OMB. Public Comment Procedure: MMS’s practice is to make comments, including names and addresses of respondents, available for public review. If you wish your name and/or address to be withheld, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. MMS will honor this request to the extent allowable by law; however, anonymous comments will not be considered. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. MMS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz (202) 208–7744. Dated: February 1, 2005. E.P. Danenberger, Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. 05–2425 Filed 2–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of revision of an information collection (1010-0041).

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SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS 
is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. 
The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork 
requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, subpart K, ``Oil and 
Gas Production Rates.''

DATES: Submit written comments by April 11, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the burden by any of the 
following methods listed below. Please use OMB control number 1010-0041 
as an identifier in your message.
     MMS's Public Connect on-line commenting system, https://
ocsconnect.mms.gov. Follow the instructions on the website for 
submitting comments.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions on the website for submitting comments.
     E-mail MMS at rules.comments@mms.gov. Use 1010-0041 in the 
subject line.
     Fax: 703-787-1093. Identify with 1010-0041.
     Mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the 
Interior; Minerals Management Service; Attention: Rules Processing Team 
(RPT); 381 Elden Street, MS-4024; Herndon, Virginia 20170-4817. Please 
reference Information Collection 1010-0041 in your comments and include 
your name and return address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Blundon, Rules Processing Team

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at (703) 787-1600. You may also contact Cheryl Blundon to obtain a 
copy, at no cost, of the regulations and the forms that require the 
subject collection of information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR Part 250, Subpart K, Oil and 
Gas Production Rates.
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0041.
    Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended 
(43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq. and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), authorizes the 
Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to prescribe rules and 
regulations to administer leasing of the OCS. Such rules and 
regulations will apply to all operations conducted under a lease. 
Operations on the OCS must preserve, protect, and develop oil and 
natural gas resources in a manner that is consistent with the need to 
make such resources available to meet the Nation's energy needs as 
rapidly as possible; to balance orderly energy resource development 
with protection of human, marine, and coastal environments; to ensure 
the public a fair and equitable return on the resources of the OCS; and 
to preserve and maintain free enterprise competition.
    Section 5(a) of the OCS Lands Act requires the Secretary to 
prescribe rules and regulations ``to provide for the prevention of 
waste, and conservation of the natural resources of the Outer 
Continental Shelf, and the protection of correlative rights therein'' 
and to include provisions ``for the prompt and efficient exploration 
and development of a lease area.''
    Section 1334(g)(2) states ''* * * the lessee shall produce such oil 
or gas, or both, at rates * * * to assure the maximum rate of 
production which may be sustained without loss of ultimate recovery of 
oil or gas, or both, under sound engineering and economic principles, 
and which is safe for the duration of the activity covered by the 
approved plan.''
    These authorities and responsibilities are among those delegated to 
the Minerals Management Service (MMS). The regulations at 30 CFR part 
250, subpart K, concern oil and gas production rates, and are the 
subject of this collection.
    In addition, MMS also issues various Notices to Lessees (NTLs) and 
Operators to clarify and provide additional guidance on some aspects of 
the regulations, as well as various forms to capture the data and 
information. The current subpart K regulations specify the use of forms 
MMS-126 (Well Potential Test Report, OMB Control Number 1010-0039, 
expiration 10/31/07), MMS-127 (Sensitive Reservoir Information Report, 
OMB Control Number 1010-0018, expiration 10/31/07), and MMS-128 
(Semiannual Well Test Report, OMB Control Number 1010-0017, expiration 
8/31/05), all of which were approved individually by OMB and assigned 
separate control numbers. This submission also includes the burden for 
form MMS-140 (Bottomhole Pressure Survey Report). Form MMS-140 is used 
in the Gulf of Mexico OCS Region (GOMR) for submitting the results of 
static bottomhole pressure surveys required under Sec.  250.1104(c). 
With this submission, we are merging the collections for the general 
use requirements of 30 CFR 250.1100, Oil and Gas Production Rates, as 
well as the collections for the four forms associated with subpart K 
into the primary collection for subpart K, OMB Control Number, 1010-
0041.
    The forms and their purposes are:

Form MMS-126, Well Potential Test Report

    MMS uses this information for various environmental, reservoir, 
reserves, and conservation analyses, including the determination of 
maximum production rates (MPRs) when necessary for certain oil and gas 
completions. This requirement implements the conservation provisions of 
the OCS Lands Act and 30 CFR 250. The information obtained from the 
well potential test is essential to determine if an MPR is necessary 
for a well and to establish the appropriate rate. It is not possible to 
specify an MPR in the absence of information about the production rate 
capability (potential) of the well.

Form MMS-127, Sensitive Reservoir Information Report

    MMS uses this information to determine whether a rate-sensitive 
reservoir is being prudently developed. This represents an essential 
control mechanism that MMS uses to regulate production rates from each 
sensitive reservoir being actively produced. Occasionally, the 
information available on a reservoir, early in its producing life, may 
indicate it to be non-sensitive, while later and more complete 
information would establish the reservoir as being sensitive. 
Production from a well completed in the gas cap of a sensitive 
reservoir requires approval from the Regional Supervisor. The 
information submitted on this form provides reservoir parameters that 
are revised at least annually or sooner if reservoir development 
results in a change in reservoir interpretation. The engineers and 
geologists use the information for rate control and reservoir studies.

Form MMS-128, Semiannual Well Test Report

    MMS uses this information to evaluate the results of well tests to 
determine if reservoirs are being depleted in a manner that will lead 
to the greatest ultimate recovery of hydrocarbons. This information is 
collected to determine the capability of hydrocarbon wells and to 
evaluate and verify an operator's approved maximum production rate if 
assigned. The form was designed to present current well data on a 
semiannual basis, to permit the updating of permissible producing 
rates, and to provide the basis for estimates of currently remaining 
recoverable gas reserves.

Form MMS-140, Bottomhole Pressure Survey Report

    MMS uses the information in our efforts to conserve natural 
resources, prevent waste, and protect correlative rights, including the 
Government's royalty interest. Specifically, MMS uses the information 
to determine maximum production and efficient rates and to review 
applications for downhole commingling to ensure that action does not 
result in harm to ultimate recovery or undervalued royalties.
    We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary 
under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its 
implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2) and under regulations at 30 
CFR 250.196, ``Data and information to be made available to the 
public.'' No items of a sensitive nature are collected. Responses are 
mandatory.
    Frequency: On occasion, monthly, semi-annually, annually and as a 
result of situations encountered.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 151 
Federal OCS permittees or notice filers.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: The 
currently approved annual reporting burdens totaled for the 
consolidated collection is 18,961 hours. The following chart details 
the individual components and respective hour burden estimates of this 
ICR. In calculating the burdens, we assumed that respondents perform 
certain requirements in the normal course of their activities. We 
consider these to be usual and customary and took that into account in 
estimating the burden.

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                                       Reporting &
 Citation 30 CFR 250  Subpart K       recordkeeping         Hour burden
           and NTL(s)                  requirement
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1101(b)........................  Request approval to               5
                                  produce within 500
                                  feet of a lease line.
1101(c)........................  Request approval to              12
                                  produce gas cap of a
                                  sensitive reservoir.
1102...........................  Submit form MMS-126....           0.2
                                 Submit form MMS-127....           1.5
                                 Submit form MMS-128....           0.5-3
 
                                --------------------------
1102(a)(5).....................        Submit alternative plan for
                                     overproduction status--MMS is not
                                   currently collecting this information
                                --------------------------
1102(b)(6).....................  Request extension of              0.5
                                  time to submit results
                                  of semiannual well
                                  test.
1103(a)........................  Request approval of               0.5
                                  test periods of less
                                  than 4 hours and
                                  pretest stabilization
                                  periods of less than 6
                                  hours.
1103(c)........................  Provide advance notice            0.5
                                  of time and date of
                                  well tests.
1104(c)........................  Submit results of all             1
                                  static bottomhole
                                  pressure surveys
                                  obtained by lessee.
                                  Information is
                                  submitted on form MMS-
                                  140 in the Gulf of
                                  Mexico Region.
1105(a), (b)...................  Request special                   0.5
                                  approval to flare or
                                  vent oil-well gas.
1105(c)........................  Request approval to               0.5
                                  burn produced liquid
                                  hydrocarbons.
1105(f)........................  Submit monthly reports            2
                                  of flared or vented
                                  gas containing H2S.
1106...........................  Submit application to             6
                                  commingle hydrocarbons
                                  produced from multiple
                                  reservoirs and inform
                                  other lessees having
                                  an interest.
1107(b)........................  Submit proposed plan             12
                                  for enhanced recovery
                                  operations.
1107(c)........................  Submit periodic reports           2
                                  of volumes of oil,
                                  gas, or other
                                  substances injected,
                                  produced, or
                                  reproduced.
1100-1107......................  General departure or              1
                                  alternative compliance           6
                                  requests not
                                  specifically covered
                                  elsewhere in subpart
                                  K, including
                                  bottomhole pressure
                                  survey waivers and
                                  reservoir
                                  reclassification
                                  requests.
--------------------------------
                           Reporting Subtotal
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1105(d), (e)...................  Maintain records for 2           13
                                  years detailing gas
                                  flaring or venting.
--------------------------------
1105(d), (e)...................  Maintain records for 2            0.5
                                  years detailing liquid
                                  hydrocarbon burning.
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    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: We 
have identified no cost burdens for this collection.
    Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) 
provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 
Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated 
to respond.
    Comments: Before submitting an ICR to OMB, PRA section 
3506(c)(2)(A) requires each agency ''* * * to provide notice * * * and 
otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies 
concerning each proposed collection of information * * *''. Agencies 
must specifically solicit comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to 
perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) 
evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, 
usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 
minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Agencies must also estimate the ``non-hour cost'' burdens to 
respondents or recordkeepers resulting from the collection of 
information. Therefore, if you have costs to generate, maintain, and 
disclose this information, you should comment and provide your total 
capital and startup cost components or annual operation, maintenance, 
and purchase of service components. You should describe the methods you 
use to estimate major cost factors, including system and technology 
acquisition, expected useful life of capital equipment, discount 
rate(s), and the period over which you incur costs. Capital and startup 
costs include, among other items, computers and software you purchase 
to prepare for collecting information, monitoring, and record storage 
facilities. You should not include estimates for equipment or services 
purchased: (i) before October 1, 1995; (ii) to comply with requirements 
not associated with the information collection; (iii) for reasons other 
than to provide information or keep records for the Government; or (iv) 
as part of customary and usual business or private practices.
    We will summarize written responses to this notice and address them 
in our submission for OMB approval. As a result of your comments, we 
will make any necessary adjustments to the burden in our submission to 
OMB.
    Public Comment Procedure: MMS's practice is to make comments, 
including names and addresses of respondents, available for public 
review. If you wish your name and/or address to be withheld, you must 
state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. MMS will honor 
this request to the extent allowable by law; however, anonymous 
comments will not be considered. All submissions from organizations or 
businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as 
representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be 
made available for public inspection in their entirety.
    MMS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz (202) 
208-7744.

    Dated: February 1, 2005.
E.P. Danenberger,
Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
[FR Doc. 05-2425 Filed 2-7-05; 8:45 am]
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