Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, 8617-8619 [05-3240]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 22, 2005 / Notices Public Comment Policy: We will post all comments in response to this notice on our Web site at http:// www.mrm.mms.gov/Laws_R_D/InfoColl/ InfoColCom.htm. We will also make copies of the comments available for public review, including names and addresses of respondents, during regular business hours at our offices in Lakewood, Colorado. Upon request, we will withhold an individual respondent’s home address from the public record, as allowable by law. There also may be circumstances in which we would withhold from the rulemaking record a respondent’s identity, as allowable by law. If you request that we withhold your name and/or address, state your request prominently at the beginning of your comment. However, we will not consider anonymous comments. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. MMS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz (202) 208–7744. Dated: December 9, 2004. Janice Bigelow, Acting Associate Director for Minerals Revenue Management. [FR Doc. 05–3239 Filed 2–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of extension of an information collection (1010–0149). AGENCY: SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the rulemaking for regulations under 30 CFR 250, subparts J, H, and I, Fixed and Floating Platforms and Structures. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. DATES: Submit written comments by March 24, 2005. VerDate jul<14>2003 19:10 Feb 18, 2005 Jkt 205001 You may submit comments either by fax (202) 395–6566 or e-mail (OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov) directly to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (1010–0149). Mail or hand carry a copy of your comments to the Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Attention: Rules Processing Team, Mail Stop 4024, 381 Elden Street, Herndon, Virginia 20170– 4817. Interested parties may submit a copy of their comments online to MMS, the address is: https:// ocsconnect.mms.gov. From the Public Connect ‘‘Welcome’’ screen, you will be able to either search for Information Collection 1010–0149 or select it from the ‘‘Projects Open for Comment’’ menu. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Blundon, Rules Processing Team, (703) 787–1600. You may also contact Cheryl Blundon to obtain a copy, at no cost, of the regulations that require the subject collection of information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR 250, subparts J, H, and I, Fixed and Floating Platforms and Structures. OMB Control Number: 1010–0149. 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 43 U.S.C. 1356 requires the issuance of ‘‘* * * regulations which require that any vessel, rig, platform, or other vehicle or structure * * * (2) which is used for activities pursuant to this subchapter, comply * * * with such minimum standards of design, construction, alteration, and repair as the Secretary * * * establishes * * *.’’ Section 43 U.S.C. 1332(6) also states, ‘‘operations in the [O]uter Continental Shelf should be conducted in a safe manner * * * to prevent or minimize the likelihood of * * * physical obstruction to other users of the water ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8617 or subsoil and seabed, or other occurrences which may cause damage to the environment or to property, or endanger life or health.’’ These authorities and responsibilities are among those delegated to the MMS to ensure that operations in the OCS will meet statutory requirements; provide for safety and protection of the environment; and result in diligent exploration, development, and production of OCS leases. On December 27, 2001, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) (66 FR 66851), provided the initial 60-day review and comment process. This notice is a renewal of the information requirements for the rulemaking and for what we expect to be in our final rulemaking. The industry standards incorporated into our regulations through this rulemaking: • Result in a complete rewrite and retitling of our current regulations at 30 CFR part 250, subpart I, Platforms and Structures. The currently approved information collection for this subpart (1010–0058) will be superseded by this collection when final regulations take effect. • Revise regulations at 30 CFR part 250, subpart H, Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems (1010–0059); and subpart J, Pipelines and Pipeline Rightsof-Way (1010–0050). When final regulations take effect, we will add the new requirements and hour burdens to the respective information collections currently approved for these subparts. • Make changes to definitions, documents incorporated by reference, and other minor revisions to regulations at 30 CFR part 250, subpart A, General (1010–0114); and subpart B, Exploration and Development and Production Plans (1010–0049). However, the proposed changes do not add any new information collection requirements, nor affect those currently approved. MMS will use the information collected and records maintained under subpart I to determine the structural integrity of all offshore platforms and floating production facilities and to ensure that such integrity will be maintained throughout the useful life of these structures. The information is necessary to determine that fixed and floating platforms and structures are sound and safe for their intended purpose and for the safety of personnel and pollution prevention. MMS will use the information collected under subparts H and J to ensure proper construction of production safety systems and pipelines. Although the revised regulations would specifically cover floating E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 8618 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 22, 2005 / Notices production facilities as well as platforms, this is not a new category of information collection. MMS has always permitted these facilities on a case-bycase basis. Incorporating the new documents provides industry with specific standards by which we will hold them accountable in the design, fabrication, and installation of platforms and floating production facilities offshore. Making mandatory these now voluntary standards would dictate that respondents comply with the requirements in the incorporated documents. This includes certified verification agent (CVA) review for some areas that current regulations do not require, but the voluntary standards recommend. The revised regulations will increase the number of CVA nominations and reports associated with the facilities and require hazards analysis documentation for new floating production facilities. 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, annual; and results of situations encountered. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 136 Federal OCS oil and gas or sulphur lessees. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: The estimated annual ‘‘hour’’ burden for this information collection is a total of 48,500 hours. During the interim period between proposed and final rules, OMB approved the renewal of the information collection burden in the current subpart I regulations (1010–0058). After consultations with respondents, we revised the estimates of the hour burdens and the annual number of responses. We have incorporated those updated burden adjustments in this renewal. Therefore we are requesting an ‘‘adjustment’’ increase of 11,306 hours for 1010–0159. The following chart details the current individual components and estimated hour burdens. 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. BURDEN BREAKDOWN Proposed rule section(s) Hour burden per response/record Reporting or recordkeeping requirement Annual number of responses Annual burden hours New Subpart H Requirements 800(b) ............................ 803(b)(2)(iii) ................... Submit CVA documentation under API RP 2RD. Submit CVA documentation under API RP 17J. 50 hours ....................... 50 hours ....................... 60 submissions ............ 6 submissions .............. 3,000 300 30 hours ....................... 331 applications ........... 9,930 16 hours ....................... 9 notices/requests ........ 144 24 hours ....................... 30 applications ............. 720 100 hours ..................... 6 submissions .............. 600 600 hours ..................... 6 submissions .............. 3,600 16 hours ....................... 21 nominations ............. 336 200 hours ..................... 31 reports ..................... 6,200 100 hours ..................... 6 submissions .............. 600 60 hours ....................... 6 submissions .............. 360 100 hours ..................... 136 lessees .................. 13,600 Subpart I 900(a); 901(b); 902; 903; 905; 906; 907. 900(a)(4) ........................ 900(a)(5) ........................ 901(a)(6), (a)(7), (a)(8) .. 901(a)(10) ...................... 904(c); 908 .................... 910(c), (d) ...................... 911(d), (e), (f) ................ 912(c), (d), (e) ............... 914; 918 ........................ VerDate jul<14>2003 Submit application to install new platform or floating production facility or significant changes to approved applications, including use of alternative codes, rules, or standards; and Platform Verification Program plan for design, fabrication and installation of new, fixed, bottom-founded, pile-supported, or concrete-gravity platforms and new floating platforms. Consult as required with MMS and/or USCG. Re/Submit application for major modification(s) to any platform.. Notify MMS within 24 hours of damage and emergency repairs and request approval of repairs.. Submit application for conversion of the use of an existing mobile offshore drilling unit.. Submit CVA documentation under API RP 2RD, API RP 2SK, and API RP 2SM.. Submit hazards analysis documentation under API RP 14J.. Submit nomination and qualification statement for CVA.. Submit interim and final CVA reports and recommendations on design phase.. Submit interim and final CVA reports and recommendations on fabrication phase, including notice of fabrication procedure changes or design specification modifications. Submit interim and final CVA reports and recommendations on installation phase.. Record original and relevant material test results of all primary structural materials; retain records during all stages of construction. Compile, retain, and make available to MMS for the functional life of platform, the as-built drawings, design assumptions/analyses, summary of nondestructive examination records, and inspection results. 19:10 Feb 18, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 8619 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 22, 2005 / Notices BURDEN BREAKDOWN—Continued Proposed rule section(s) Reporting or recordkeeping requirement Hour burden per response/record Annual number of responses 916 ................................ Develop in-service inspection plan and submit annual (November 1 of each year) report on inspection of platforms or floating production facilities, including summary of testing results. General departure and alternative compliance requests not specifically covered elsewhere in Subpart I regulations. GOM Region 45 hours POCS Region 80 hours 130 lessees .................. 6 operators ................... 5,850 480 8 hours ......................... 10 requests .................. 80 12 submissions ............ 12 submissions ............ 1,800 900 818 ............................... 48,500 900 thru 918 .................. Annual burden hours New Subpart J Requirements 1002(b)(4); 1007(a)(4) ... 1002(b)(5) ...................... Submit CVA documentation under API RP 17J Submit CVA documentation under API RP 2RD 150 hours ..................... 75 hours ....................... Total Hour Burden Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: We have identified no paperwork ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with the collection of information. 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: Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) 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. To comply with the public consultation process, on August 10, 2004, we published a Federal Register notice (69 FR 48518) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day comment period. In addition, § 250.199 provides the OMB control number for the information collection requirements imposed by the 30 CFR 250 regulations and forms. The regulation also informs the public that they may comment at any time on the VerDate jul<14>2003 19:10 Feb 18, 2005 Jkt 205001 collections of information and provides the address to which they should send comments. We have received no comments in response to these efforts. If you wish to comment in response to this notice, you may send your comments to the offices listed under the ADDRESSES section of this notice. OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information collection but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, to ensure maximum consideration, OMB should receive public comments by March 24, 2005. Public Comment Policy: MMS’s practice is to make comments, including names and addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular business hours. 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 the request to the extent allowable by the 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: November 1, 2004. E.P. Danenberger, Chief, Engineering and Operations Division. [FR Doc. 05–3240 Filed 2–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of extension of an information collection (1010–0150). AGENCY: SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in Form MMS–144, ‘‘Rig Movement Notification Report.’’ This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. Submit written comments by March 24, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) either by e-mail (OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov) or by fax (202) 395–6566, directly to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (1010–0150). Submit a copy of your comments to the Department of the Interior, MMS, via: • MMS’s Public Connect online commenting system, https:// ocsconnect.mms.gov. Follow the instructions on the Web site for submitting comments. • E-mail MMS at rules.comments@mms.gov. Use the Information Collection Number in the subject line. DATES: E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of extension of an information collection (1010-0149).

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SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we 
are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information 
collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork 
requirements in the rulemaking for regulations under 30 CFR 250, 
subparts J, H, and I, Fixed and Floating Platforms and Structures. This 
notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the 
paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.

DATES: Submit written comments by March 24, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments either by fax (202) 395-6566 or e-
mail (OIRA--DOCKET@omb.eop.gov) directly to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department 
of the Interior (1010-0149). Mail or hand carry a copy of your comments 
to the Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, 
Attention: Rules Processing Team, Mail Stop 4024, 381 Elden Street, 
Herndon, Virginia 20170-4817. Interested parties may submit a copy of 
their comments online to MMS, the address is: https://
ocsconnect.mms.gov. From the Public Connect ``Welcome'' screen, you 
will be able to either search for Information Collection 1010-0149 or 
select it from the ``Projects Open for Comment'' menu.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Blundon, Rules Processing Team, 
(703) 787-1600. You may also contact Cheryl Blundon to obtain a copy, 
at no cost, of the regulations that require the subject collection of 
information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: 30 CFR 250, subparts J, H, and I, Fixed and Floating 
Platforms and Structures.
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0149.
    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 43 U.S.C. 1356 requires the issuance of ``* * * regulations 
which require that any vessel, rig, platform, or other vehicle or 
structure * * * (2) which is used for activities pursuant to this 
subchapter, comply * * * with such minimum standards of design, 
construction, alteration, and repair as the Secretary * * * establishes 
* * *.'' Section 43 U.S.C. 1332(6) also states, ``operations in the 
[O]uter Continental Shelf should be conducted in a safe manner * * * to 
prevent or minimize the likelihood of * * * physical obstruction to 
other users of the water or subsoil and seabed, or other occurrences 
which may cause damage to the environment or to property, or endanger 
life or health.'' These authorities and responsibilities are among 
those delegated to the MMS to ensure that operations in the OCS will 
meet statutory requirements; provide for safety and protection of the 
environment; and result in diligent exploration, development, and 
production of OCS leases.
    On December 27, 2001, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) (66 FR 
66851), provided the initial 60-day review and comment process. This 
notice is a renewal of the information requirements for the rulemaking 
and for what we expect to be in our final rulemaking.
    The industry standards incorporated into our regulations through 
this rulemaking:
     Result in a complete rewrite and re-titling of our current 
regulations at 30 CFR part 250, subpart I, Platforms and Structures. 
The currently approved information collection for this subpart (1010-
0058) will be superseded by this collection when final regulations take 
effect.
     Revise regulations at 30 CFR part 250, subpart H, Oil and 
Gas Production Safety Systems (1010-0059); and subpart J, Pipelines and 
Pipeline Rights-of-Way (1010-0050). When final regulations take effect, 
we will add the new requirements and hour burdens to the respective 
information collections currently approved for these subparts.
     Make changes to definitions, documents incorporated by 
reference, and other minor revisions to regulations at 30 CFR part 250, 
subpart A, General (1010-0114); and subpart B, Exploration and 
Development and Production Plans (1010-0049). However, the proposed 
changes do not add any new information collection requirements, nor 
affect those currently approved.
    MMS will use the information collected and records maintained under 
subpart I to determine the structural integrity of all offshore 
platforms and floating production facilities and to ensure that such 
integrity will be maintained throughout the useful life of these 
structures. The information is necessary to determine that fixed and 
floating platforms and structures are sound and safe for their intended 
purpose and for the safety of personnel and pollution prevention. MMS 
will use the information collected under subparts H and J to ensure 
proper construction of production safety systems and pipelines.
    Although the revised regulations would specifically cover floating

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production facilities as well as platforms, this is not a new category 
of information collection. MMS has always permitted these facilities on 
a case-by-case basis. Incorporating the new documents provides industry 
with specific standards by which we will hold them accountable in the 
design, fabrication, and installation of platforms and floating 
production facilities offshore. Making mandatory these now voluntary 
standards would dictate that respondents comply with the requirements 
in the incorporated documents. This includes certified verification 
agent (CVA) review for some areas that current regulations do not 
require, but the voluntary standards recommend. The revised regulations 
will increase the number of CVA nominations and reports associated with 
the facilities and require hazards analysis documentation for new 
floating production facilities.
    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, annual; and results of situations 
encountered.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 136 
Federal OCS oil and gas or sulphur lessees.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: The 
estimated annual ``hour'' burden for this information collection is a 
total of 48,500 hours. During the interim period between proposed and 
final rules, OMB approved the renewal of the information collection 
burden in the current subpart I regulations (1010-0058). After 
consultations with respondents, we revised the estimates of the hour 
burdens and the annual number of responses. We have incorporated those 
updated burden adjustments in this renewal. Therefore we are requesting 
an ``adjustment'' increase of 11,306 hours for 1010-0159. The following 
chart details the current individual components and estimated hour 
burdens. 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.

                                                Burden Breakdown
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                       Reporting or
    Proposed rule section(s)          recordkeeping         Hour burden per    Annual number of    Annual burden
                                       requirement          response/record        responses           hours
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                                           New Subpart H Requirements
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
800(b).........................  Submit CVA               50 hours..........  60 submissions....           3,000
                                  documentation under
                                  API RP 2RD..
803(b)(2)(iii).................  Submit CVA               50 hours..........  6 submissions.....             300
                                  documentation under
                                  API RP 17J..
--------------------------------
                                                    Subpart I
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
900(a); 901(b); 902; 903; 905;   Submit application to    30 hours..........  331 applications..           9,930
 906; 907.                        install new platform
                                  or floating production
                                  facility or
                                  significant changes to
                                  approved applications,
                                  including use of
                                  alternative codes,
                                  rules, or standards;
                                  and Platform
                                  Verification Program
                                  plan for design,
                                  fabrication and
                                  installation of new,
                                  fixed, bottom-founded,
                                  pile-supported, or
                                  concrete-gravity
                                  platforms and new
                                  floating platforms.
                                  Consult as required
                                  with MMS and/or USCG.
                                  Re/Submit application
                                  for major
                                  modification(s) to any
                                  platform..
900(a)(4)......................  Notify MMS within 24     16 hours..........  9 notices/requests             144
                                  hours of damage and
                                  emergency repairs and
                                  request approval of
                                  repairs..
900(a)(5)......................  Submit application for   24 hours..........  30 applications...             720
                                  conversion of the use
                                  of an existing mobile
                                  offshore drilling
                                  unit..
901(a)(6), (a)(7), (a)(8)......  Submit CVA               100 hours.........  6 submissions.....             600
                                  documentation under
                                  API RP 2RD, API RP
                                  2SK, and API RP 2SM..
901(a)(10).....................  Submit hazards analysis  600 hours.........  6 submissions.....           3,600
                                  documentation under
                                  API RP 14J..
904(c); 908....................  Submit nomination and    16 hours..........  21 nominations....             336
                                  qualification
                                  statement for CVA..
910(c), (d)....................  Submit interim and       200 hours.........  31 reports........           6,200
                                  final CVA reports and
                                  recommendations on
                                  design phase..
911(d), (e), (f)...............  Submit interim and       100 hours.........  6 submissions.....             600
                                  final CVA reports and
                                  recommendations on
                                  fabrication phase,
                                  including notice of
                                  fabrication procedure
                                  changes or design
                                  specification
                                  modifications.
912(c), (d), (e)...............  Submit interim and       60 hours..........  6 submissions.....             360
                                  final CVA reports and
                                  recommendations on
                                  installation phase..
914; 918.......................  Record original and      100 hours.........  136 lessees.......          13,600
                                  relevant material test
                                  results of all primary
                                  structural materials;
                                  retain records during
                                  all stages of
                                  construction. Compile,
                                  retain, and make
                                  available to MMS for
                                  the functional life of
                                  platform, the as-built
                                  drawings, design
                                  assumptions/analyses,
                                  summary of
                                  nondestructive
                                  examination records,
                                  and inspection results.

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916............................  Develop in-service       GOM Region 45       130 lessees.......           5,850
                                  inspection plan and      hours.             6 operators.......             480
                                  submit annual           POCS Region 80
                                  (November 1 of each      hours.
                                  year) report on
                                  inspection of
                                  platforms or floating
                                  production facilities,
                                  including summary of
                                  testing results.
900 thru 918...................  General departure and    8 hours...........  10 requests.......              80
                                  alternative compliance
                                  requests not
                                  specifically covered
                                  elsewhere in Subpart I
                                  regulations.
--------------------------------
                                           New Subpart J Requirements
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1002(b)(4); 1007(a)(4).........  Submit CVA               150 hours.........  12 submissions....           1,800
                                  documentation under
                                  API RP 17J.
1002(b)(5).....................  Submit CVA               75 hours..........  12 submissions....             900
                                  documentation under
                                  API RP 2RD.
                                                                             ---------------------
    Total Hour Burden..........                                               818...............          48,500
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: We 
have identified no paperwork ``non-hour cost'' burdens associated with 
the collection of information.
    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: Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et 
seq.) 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.
    To comply with the public consultation process, on August 10, 2004, 
we published a Federal Register notice (69 FR 48518) announcing that we 
would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the 
required 60-day comment period. In addition, Sec.  250.199 provides the 
OMB control number for the information collection requirements imposed 
by the 30 CFR 250 regulations and forms. The regulation also informs 
the public that they may comment at any time on the collections of 
information and provides the address to which they should send 
comments. We have received no comments in response to these efforts.
    If you wish to comment in response to this notice, you may send 
your comments to the offices listed under the ADDRESSES section of this 
notice. OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information 
collection but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, to ensure maximum 
consideration, OMB should receive public comments by March 24, 2005.
    Public Comment Policy: MMS's practice is to make comments, 
including names and addresses of respondents, available for public 
review during regular business hours. 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 the request to the extent 
allowable by the 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: November 1, 2004.
E.P. Danenberger,
Chief, Engineering and Operations Division.
[FR Doc. 05-3240 Filed 2-18-05; 8:45 am]
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