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Download as PDF 36823 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 124 / Wednesday, June 28, 2006 / Notices obtained from Ms. Deitzer or from HUD’s Web site at http:// www5.hud.gov:63001/po/i/icbts/ collectionsearch.cfm. This notice informs the public that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the Information collection described below. This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affecting agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Public Housing Agency Plan. OMB Approval Number: 2577–0226. Form Numbers: HUD–50075, HUD– 50075SA, HUD–5007SF, HUD–50076, and HUD–50077. Description of the Need for the Information and its Proposed Use: PHAs are required to submit annual and 5– Year Plans to HUD for tenant-based assistance and operating subsidies. These Plans advise HUD, residents, and members of the public of the PHA’s mission for serving low-income and very low-income families, and the PHA’s strategy for addressing those needs. Frequency of Submission: Annually. Number of respondents Annual responses 3,278 1 Reporting Burden .............................................................................................. Total Estimated Burden Hours: 64,466. Status: Revision of a currently approved collection. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. Dated: June 21, 2006. Lillian L. Deitzer, Departmental Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 06–5861 Filed 6–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Management Planning (RMP) Subgroup of the Resource Advisory Council to the Boise District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Management Planning Subgroup of the Boise District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below. DATES: The meeting will be held July 12, 2006, beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m. at the Offices of the Boise District VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:33 Jun 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 BLM, located at 3948 Development Avenue, in Boise, Idaho 83705. Public comments on the discussion topics are welcomed after the Subgroup discussions are concluded. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: MJ Byrne, Public Affairs Officer and RAC Coordinator, BLM Boise District, 3948 Development Ave., Boise, ID 83705, Telephone (208) 384–3393. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in southwestern Idaho. The purpose of the RMP Subgroup meeting will be to receive a presentation on the preliminary drafts of chapters 2 and 3 of the Bruneau Resource Management Planning (RMP) document. BLM managers will review changes to the alternatives with the RAC Members, and comments received related to the Bruneau RMP. This urgent meeting is being called in order to receive comments from the RAC Subgroup on the proposed alternatives, and to meet the target date for completion of the Bruneau Draft RMP. This and all RAC meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the Council. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation, tour transportation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM Coordinator as provided above. Expedited publication is requested to give the public adequate notice. PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 × Hours per response = 19.6 Burden hours 64,466 Dated: June 23, 2006. Jerry L. Taylor, District Manager. [FR Doc. 06–5787 Filed 6–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DW–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 (1010–0048). 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 regulations under ‘‘30 CFR Part 251, Geological and Geophysical (G&G) Explorations of the OCS,’’ and related documents. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. Submit written comments by July 28, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior via OMB e-mail: DATES: E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 36824 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 124 / Wednesday, June 28, 2006 / Notices (OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov); or by fax (202) 395–6566; identify with (1010– 0048). Submit a copy of your comments to the Department of the Interior, MMS, via: • MMS’s Public Connect on-line commenting system, https:// ocsconnect.mms.gov. Follow the instructions on the website for submitting comments. • Email MMS at rules.comments@mms.gov. Use Information Collection Number 1010– 0048 in the subject line. • Fax: 703–787–1093. Identify with Information Collection Number 1010– 0048. • 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 1010–0048’’ in your comments. 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 and forms that require the subject collection of information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR Part 251, Geological and Geophysical (G&G) Explorations of the OCS. Forms: MMS–327, MMS–328, and MMS–329. OMB Control Number: 1010–0048. 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 Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Citation 30 CFR 251 251.4(a), (b); 251.5(a), (b), (d); 251.6; 251.7. 251.4(b); 251.5(c), (d); 251.6 251.6(b); 251.7(b)(5) ............. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 251.7 ..................................... 251.7(c) ................................. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:52 Jun 27, 2006 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. The OCS Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1340) also states that ‘‘any person authorized by the Secretary may conduct geological and geophysical explorations in the [O]uter Continental Shelf, which do not interfere with or endanger actual operations under any lease maintained or granted pursuant to this OCS Lands Act, and which are not unduly harmful to aquatic life in such area.’’ The section further requires that permits to conduct such activities may only be issued if it is determined that the applicant is qualified; the activities are not polluting, hazardous, or unsafe; they do not interfere with other users of the area; and do not disturb a site, structure, or object of historical or archaeological significance. Applicants for permits are required to submit form MMS–327 to provide the information necessary to evaluate their qualifications. Upon approval, respondents are issued a permit on either form MMS–328 or MMS–329 depending on whether the permit is for geophysical exploration or for geological exploration. Regulations at 30 CFR part 251 implement these statutory requirements. We use the information to ensure there is no environmental degradation, personal harm or unsafe operations and conditions, damage to historical or archaeological sites, or interference with other uses; to analyze and evaluate preliminary or planned drilling activities; to monitor progress and Hour burden Apply for permits (form MMS–327) to conduct G&G exploration, including deep stratigraphic tests/revisions when necessary. File notices to conduct scientific research activities, including notice to MMS prior to beginning and after concluding activities. Notify MMS if specific actions should occur; report archaeological resources. (No instances reported since 1982.). Submit information on test drilling activities under a permit, including form MMS–123. Enter into agreement for group participation in test drilling, including publishing summary statement; provide MMS copy of notice/list of participants. (No agreements submitted since 1989.). Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 activities in the OCS; to acquire G&G data and information collected under a Federal permit offshore; and to determine eligibility for reimbursement from the Government for certain costs. The information is necessary to determine if the applicants for permits or filers of notices meet the qualifications specified by the OCS Lands Act. The MMS uses information collected to understand the G&G characteristics of oil- and gas-bearing physiographic regions of the OCS. It aids the Secretary in obtaining a proper balance among the potentials for environmental damage, the discovery of oil and gas, and adverse impacts on affected coastal States. Information from permittees is necessary to determine the propriety and amount of reimbursement. 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 parts 250, 251, and 252. No items of a sensitive nature are collected. Responses are mandatory or required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency: On occasion; and as required in the permit. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 130 OCS Federal oil, gas, and sulphur permittees and notice filers. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: The estimated annual ‘‘hour’’ burden for this information collection is a total of 1,586 hours. The following chart details the 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. Average No. annual responses Annual burden hours 6 110 Applications .................. 660 6 4 Notices .............................. 24 1 1 Notice ............................... 1 (1) Burden included under 1010–0141 1 E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 1 Agreement ........................ 28JNN1 0 1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 124 / Wednesday, June 28, 2006 / Notices Citation 30 CFR 251 Reporting and recordkeeping requirement 251.7(d) ................................. Submit bond(s) on deep stratigraphic test ........................ 251.8(a) ................................. Request reimbursement for certain costs associated with MMS inspections. (No requests in many years. OCS Lands Act requires Government reimbursement.). Submit modifications to, and status/final reports on, activities conducted under a permit. Notify MMS to relinquish a permit ..................................... File appeals ........................................................................ Notify MMS and submit G&G data/information collected under a permit and/or processed by permittees or 3rd parties, including reports, logs or charts, results, analyses, descriptions, etc. Request reimbursement for certain costs associated with reproducing data/information. Submit comments on MMS intent to disclose data/info. to the public. Submit comments on MMS intent to disclose data/info. to an independent contractor/agent. Contractor/agent submits written commitment not to sell, trade, license, or disclose data/info. without MMS consent. General departure and alternative compliance requests not specifically covered elsewhere in part 251 regulations. Request extension of permit time period ........................... 251.8(b), (c) .......................... 251.9(c) ................................. 251.10(c) ............................... 251.11; 251.12 ...................... 251.13 ................................... 251.14(a) ............................... 251.14(c)(2) ........................... 251.14(c)(4) ........................... 251.1–251.14 ........................ Permit Form (Form MMS– 327). Permit Form (Form MMS– 327). jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Total Hour Burden ......... 16:52 Jun 27, 2006 Average No. annual responses 0 55 Responses × 4 Reports = 220. 1⁄2 8 Notices .............................. (1) Not subject to the PRA 4 50 Submissions ................... 440 2 automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. To comply with the public consultation process, on November 28, 2005, we published a Federal Register notice (70 FR 71329) 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 251 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 July 28, 2006. Public Comment Procedures: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1 4 0 200 2 50 Submissions ................... 100 1 1 Comment .......................... 1 1 1 Comment .......................... 1 1 1 Commitment ..................... 1 2 1 Request ............................ 2 1 50 Extensions ...................... 50 1 100 Recordkeepers ............. 100 599 Responses .................... 1,586 ........................................................................................ Jkt 208001 Annual burden hours (1) Burden included under 30 CFR part 256 (1010–0006) 1 1 Request ............................ Retain G&G data/information for 10 years and make available to MMS upon request. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 Hour burden 36825 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. Editorial Note: This document was received at the Office of the Federal Register on June 23, 2006. Dated: February 7, 2006. E.P. Danenberger, Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. E6–10192 Filed 6–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Bay-Houston Towing E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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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 (1010-0048).

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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 regulations under ``30 CFR Part 251, Geological and 
Geophysical (G&G) Explorations of the OCS,'' and related documents. 
This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on 
the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.

DATES: Submit written comments by July 28, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection 
directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for 
the Department of the Interior via OMB e-mail:

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(OIRA--DOCKET@omb.eop.gov); or by fax (202) 395-6566; identify with 
(1010-0048).
    Submit a copy of your comments to the Department of the Interior, 
MMS, via:
     MMS's Public Connect on-line commenting system, https://
ocsconnect.mms.gov. Follow the instructions on the website for 
submitting comments.
     Email MMS at rules.comments@mms.gov. Use Information 
Collection Number 1010-0048 in the subject line.
     Fax: 703-787-1093. Identify with Information Collection 
Number 1010-0048.
     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 1010-0048'' in your comments.

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 and forms that require the subject 
collection of information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: 30 CFR Part 251, Geological and Geophysical (G&G) 
Explorations of the OCS.
    Forms: MMS-327, MMS-328, and MMS-329.
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0048.
    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.
    The OCS Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1340) also states that ``any person 
authorized by the Secretary may conduct geological and geophysical 
explorations in the [O]uter Continental Shelf, which do not interfere 
with or endanger actual operations under any lease maintained or 
granted pursuant to this OCS Lands Act, and which are not unduly 
harmful to aquatic life in such area.'' The section further requires 
that permits to conduct such activities may only be issued if it is 
determined that the applicant is qualified; the activities are not 
polluting, hazardous, or unsafe; they do not interfere with other users 
of the area; and do not disturb a site, structure, or object of 
historical or archaeological significance. Applicants for permits are 
required to submit form MMS-327 to provide the information necessary to 
evaluate their qualifications. Upon approval, respondents are issued a 
permit on either form MMS-328 or MMS-329 depending on whether the 
permit is for geophysical exploration or for geological exploration.
    Regulations at 30 CFR part 251 implement these statutory 
requirements. We use the information to ensure there is no 
environmental degradation, personal harm or unsafe operations and 
conditions, damage to historical or archaeological sites, or 
interference with other uses; to analyze and evaluate preliminary or 
planned drilling activities; to monitor progress and activities in the 
OCS; to acquire G&G data and information collected under a Federal 
permit offshore; and to determine eligibility for reimbursement from 
the Government for certain costs. The information is necessary to 
determine if the applicants for permits or filers of notices meet the 
qualifications specified by the OCS Lands Act. The MMS uses information 
collected to understand the G&G characteristics of oil- and gas-bearing 
physiographic regions of the OCS. It aids the Secretary in obtaining a 
proper balance among the potentials for environmental damage, the 
discovery of oil and gas, and adverse impacts on affected coastal 
States. Information from permittees is necessary to determine the 
propriety and amount of reimbursement.
    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 parts 250, 251, and 252. No items of a sensitive nature are 
collected. Responses are mandatory or required to obtain or retain a 
benefit.
    Frequency: On occasion; and as required in the permit.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 130 
OCS Federal oil, gas, and sulphur permittees and notice filers.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: The 
estimated annual ``hour'' burden for this information collection is a 
total of 1,586 hours. The following chart details the 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.

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                                                                                                         Annual
         Citation 30 CFR 251           Reporting and recordkeeping     Hour      Average No.  annual     burden
                                               requirement            burden          responses          hours
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251.4(a), (b); 251.5(a), (b), (d);    Apply for permits (form MMS-          6  110 Applications......        660
 251.6; 251.7.                         327) to conduct G&G
                                       exploration, including deep
                                       stratigraphic tests/
                                       revisions when necessary.
251.4(b); 251.5(c), (d); 251.6......  File notices to conduct               6  4 Notices.............         24
                                       scientific research
                                       activities, including
                                       notice to MMS prior to
                                       beginning and after
                                       concluding activities.
251.6(b); 251.7(b)(5)...............  Notify MMS if specific                1  1 Notice..............          1
                                       actions should occur;
                                       report archaeological
                                       resources. (No instances
                                       reported since 1982.).
251.7...............................  Submit information on test    (1) Burden included under 1010-            0
                                       drilling activities under a  0141
                                       permit, including form MMS-
                                       123.
251.7(c)............................  Enter into agreement for              1  1 Agreement...........          1
                                       group participation in test
                                       drilling, including
                                       publishing summary
                                       statement; provide MMS copy
                                       of notice/list of
                                       participants. (No
                                       agreements submitted since
                                       1989.).

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251.7(d)............................  Submit bond(s) on deep        (1) Burden included under 30 CFR           0
                                       stratigraphic test.          part 256 (1010-0006)
251.8(a)............................  Request reimbursement for             1  1 Request.............          1
                                       certain costs associated
                                       with MMS inspections. (No
                                       requests in many years. OCS
                                       Lands Act requires
                                       Government reimbursement.).
251.8(b), (c).......................  Submit modifications to, and          2  55 Responses x 4              440
                                       status/final reports on,                 Reports = 220.
                                       activities conducted under
                                       a permit.
251.9(c)............................  Notify MMS to relinquish a        \1/2\  8 Notices.............          4
                                       permit.
251.10(c)...........................  File appeals................  (1) Not subject to the PRA                 0
251.11; 251.12......................  Notify MMS and submit G&G             4  50 Submissions........        200
                                       data/information collected
                                       under a permit and/or
                                       processed by permittees or
                                       3rd parties, including
                                       reports, logs or charts,
                                       results, analyses,
                                       descriptions, etc.
251.13..............................  Request reimbursement for             2  50 Submissions........        100
                                       certain costs associated
                                       with reproducing data/
                                       information.
251.14(a)...........................  Submit comments on MMS                1  1 Comment.............          1
                                       intent to disclose data/
                                       info. to the public.
251.14(c)(2)........................  Submit comments on MMS                1  1 Comment.............          1
                                       intent to disclose data/
                                       info. to an independent
                                       contractor/agent.
251.14(c)(4)........................  Contractor/agent submits              1  1 Commitment..........          1
                                       written commitment not to
                                       sell, trade, license, or
                                       disclose data/info. without
                                       MMS consent.
251.1-251.14........................  General departure and                 2  1 Request.............          2
                                       alternative compliance
                                       requests not specifically
                                       covered elsewhere in part
                                       251 regulations.
Permit Form (Form MMS-327)..........  Request extension of permit           1  50 Extensions.........         50
                                       time period.
Permit Form (Form MMS-327)..........  Retain G&G data/information           1  100 Recordkeepers.....        100
                                       for 10 years and make
                                       available to MMS upon
                                       request.
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    Total Hour Burden...............  ............................  .........  599 Responses.........      1,586
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    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 November 28, 
2005, we published a Federal Register notice (70 FR 71329) 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 251 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 July 28, 2006.
    Public Comment Procedures: 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 
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.

    Editorial Note: This document was received at the Office of the 
Federal Register on June 23, 2006.

    Dated: February 7, 2006.
E.P. Danenberger,
Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
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