Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 58429-58431 [E6-16305]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 191 / Tuesday, October 3, 2006 / Notices calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. The survey was requested by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. All inquiries or protests concerning the technical aspects of the survey must be sent to the Chief Cadastral Surveyor, Eastern States, Bureau of Land Management, 7450 Boston Boulevard, Springfield, Virginia 22153, prior to 7:30 a.m., October 26, 2006. Copies of the plat will be made available upon request and prepayment of the reproduction fee of $2.75 per copy. Dated: September 25, 2006. Micheal W. Young, Chief Cadastral Surveyor. [FR Doc. E6–16321 Filed 10–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GJ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. AGENCY: Notice of extension of an information collection (1010–0051). ACTION: SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a collection of information that will be submitted 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 L, Oil and Gas Production Measurement, Surface Commingling, and Security.’’ Submit comments by December 4, 2006. DATES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods listed below. Please use the Information Collection Number 1010–0051 as an identifier in your message. • Public Connect on-line commenting system, https://ocsconnect.mms.gov. Follow the instructions on the Web site for submitting comments. • E-mail MMS at rules.comments@mms.gov. Identify with Information Collection Number 1010– 0051 in the subject line. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:59 Oct 02, 2006 Jkt 211001 • Fax: 703–787–1093. Identify with Information Collection Number 1010– 0051. • Mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the Interior; Minerals Management Service; Attention: Rules Process Team (RPT); 381 Elden Street, MS–4024; Herndon, Virginia 20170– 4817. Please reference ‘‘Information Collection 1010–0051’’ in your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Blundon, Regulations and Standards Branch at (703) 787–1607. 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 Part 250, Subpart L, Oil and Gas Production Measurement, Surface Commingling, and Security. OMB Control Number: 1010–0051. 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 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 Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (30 U.S.C. 1701, et seq.) at section 1712(b)(2) prescribes that an operator will ‘‘develop and comply with such minimum site security measures as the Secretary deems appropriate, to protect oil or gas produced or stored on a lease site or on the Outer Continental Shelf from theft.’’ These authorities and responsibilities are among those delegated to MMS under which regulations are issued to govern oil and gas and sulphur operations on the OCS. This information collection request addresses the regulations at 30 CFR part 250, subpart L, Oil and Gas Production Measurement, Surface Commingling, and Security, and the associated supplementary notices to lessees and PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58429 operators intended to provide clarification, description, or explanation of these regulations. MMS uses the information collected under subpart L to ensure that the volumes of hydrocarbons produced are measured accurately and that royalties are paid on the proper volumes. Specifically, MMS needs the information to: • Determine if measurement equipment is properly installed, provides accurate measurement of production on which royalty is due, and is operating properly; • Obtain rates of production data in allocating the volumes of production measured at royalty sales meters, which can be examined during field inspections; • Ascertain if all removals of oil and condensate from the lease are reported; • Determine the amount of oil that was shipped when measurements are taken by gauging the tanks rather than being measured by a meter; • Ensure that the sales location is secure and that production cannot be removed without the volumes being recorded; and • Review proving reports to verify that data on run tickets are calculated and reported accurately. MMS 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: Varies by section but primarily monthly or ‘‘on occasion.’’ Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 130 Federal OCS oil and gas or sulphur lessees. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ and ‘‘Fee’’ Burden: The currently approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 7,433 hours. The following chart details the individual components and respective hour burden estimates of this ICR. In calculating the burdens, MMS 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\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1 58430 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 191 / Tuesday, October 3, 2006 / Notices Citation 30 CFR 250 subpart L Reporting or recordkeeping requirement 1202(a)(1), (b)(1) ................. Submit application for liquid hydrocarbon measurement procedures or changes. 1202(a)(4) ............................ Copy & send pipeline (retrograde) condensate volumes upon request. Copy & send all liquid hydrocarbon run tickets monthly Request approval for proving on a schedule other than monthly. Copy & submit liquid hydrocarbon royalty meter proving reports monthly & request waiver as needed. Copy & submit mechanical-displacement prover & tank prover calibration reports. Copy & submit royalty tank calibration charts before using for royalty measurement. Copy & submit inventory tank calibration charts upon request. Submit application for gas measurement procedures or changes. 1202(c)(4)* ........................... 1202(d)(4) ............................ 1202(d)(5)* ........................... 1202(f)(2)* ............................ 1202(l)(2)* ............................ 1202(l)(3)* ............................ 1203(b)(1) ............................ 1203(b)(6), (8), (9)* .............. 1203(c)(4)* ........................... 1203(e)(1)* ........................... 1203(f)(5) ............................. 1204(a)(1) ............................ 1204(a)(2) ............................ 1205(a)(2) ............................ 1205(a)(4) ............................ 1200 thru 1205 ..................... Hour/fee burden Copy & submit gas quality and volume statements monthly or as requested (most will be routine; few will take longer). Copy & submit gas meter calibration reports upon request. Copy & submit gas processing plant records upon request. Copy & submit measuring records of gas lost or used on lease upon request. Submit application for commingling of production or changes. Provide state production volumetric and/or fractional analysis data upon request. Post signs at royalty or inventory tank used in royalty determination process. Report security problems (telephone) ............................. General departure and alternative compliance requests not specifically covered elsewhere in subpart L. 8 hours. $1,200 Simple application fee. $3,550 Complex application fee. 45 minutes. 1 minute. 1 hour. 2 minutes. 10 minutes. 15 minutes. 15 minutes. 8 hours. $1,200 Simple application fee. $3,550 Complex application fee. 2 minutes. 30 minutes. 5 minutes. 30 minutes. 30 minutes. 8 hours. $1,200 Simple application fee. $3,550 Complex application fee. 1 hour. 1 hour. 15 minutes. 1 hour. Reporting 1202(c)(1), (2); 1202(e)(4); 1202(h)(1), (2), (3), (4); 1202(i)(1)(iv), (2)(iii); 1202(j). 1202(e)(6) ............................ 1202(k)(5) ............................. 1202(l)(3) .............................. 1203(c)(4) ............................. 1203(f)(4) ............................. 1204(b)(3) ............................ 1205(b)(3), (4) ...................... Record observed data, correction factors & net standard volume on royalty meter and tank run tickets. Record master meter calibration runs. Record mechanical-displacement prover, master meter, or tank prover proof runs. Record liquid hydrocarbon royalty meter malfunction and repair or adjustment on proving report; record unregistered production on run ticket. List Cpl and Ctl factors on run tickets. Retain master meter calibration reports for 2 years ....... Retain liquid hydrocarbon allocation meter proving reports for 2 years. Retain liquid hydrocarbon inventory tank calibration charts for as long as tanks are in use. Retain calibration reports for 2 years ............................. Document & retain measurement records on gas lost or used on lease for 2 years at field location and minimum 7 years at location of respondent’s choice. Retain well test data for 2 years ..................................... Retain seal number lists for 2 years ............................... Respondents record these items as part of normal business records & practices to verify accuracy of production measured for sale purposes. 1 minute. 1 minute. 5 minutes. 1 minute. 1 minute. 2 minutes. 2 minutes. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES * Respondents gather this information as part of their normal business practices. MMS only requires copies of readily available documents. There is no burden for testing, meter reading, etc. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: The currently approved ‘‘nonhour cost’’ burden for this information VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:59 Oct 02, 2006 Jkt 211001 collection is a total of $1,077,437. This cost burden is for filing fees associated with submitting requests for approval of simple applications (applications to PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 temporarily reroute production (for a duration not to exceed 6 months); production tests prior to pipeline construction; departures related to E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 191 / Tuesday, October 3, 2006 / Notices meter proving, well testing, or sampling frequency ($1,200 per application)) or to submit requests for approval of complex applications (creation of new facility measurement points (FMPs); association of leases or units with existing FMPs; inclusion of production from additional structures; meter updates which add buyback gas meters or pigging meters; other applications which request deviations from the approved allocation procedures ($3,550 per application)). 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 ‘‘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: (a) Before October 1, 1995; (b) to comply with requirements not associated with the information collection; (c) for reasons other than to provide information or keep records for VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:59 Oct 02, 2006 Jkt 211001 the Government; or (d) 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 Policy: MMS’s practice is to make comments, including the names and addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their address from the rulemaking record, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There may be circumstances in which we would withhold from the record a respondent’s identity, as allowable by the law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. In addition, you must present a rationale for withholding this information. This rationale must demonstrate that disclosure ‘‘would constitute an unwarranted invasion of privacy.’’ Unsupported assertions will not meet this burden. In the absence of exceptional, documentable circumstances, this information will be released. However, we will not consider anonymous comments. Except for proprietary information, 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 Federal Register Liaison Officer: Arlene Bajusz, (202) 208–7744. Dated: September 26, 2006. E.P. Danenberger, Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. E6–16305 Filed 10–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. AA1921–197 (Second Review); 701–TA–319, 320, 325–328, 348, and 350 (Second Review); and 731–TA–573, 574, 576, 578, 582–587, 612, and 614–618 (Second Review)] Certain Carbon Steel Products From Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and The United Kingdom United States International Trade Commission. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58431 Revised schedule for the subject reviews. ACTION: DATES: Effective Date: September 20, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Szustakowski (202–205–3188) or Douglas Corkran (202–205–3057), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for these reviews may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective March 22, 2006, the Commission established a schedule for the conduct of the subject full reviews (71 FR 16178, March 30, 2006). Subsequently, counsel on behalf of domestic interested parties, IPSCO Steel, Inc., Mittal Steel, Nucor, and Oregon Steel Mills, requested that the Commission postpone its deadline for the filing of prehearing briefs for the cut-to-length plate portion of the reviews by one day. Counsel cited the burden of filing prehearing briefs on cut-to-length plate and corrosionresistant steel on the same day.1 No party to the reviews objected to the requested postponement. The Commission, therefore, is revising its schedule to incorporate this change to the schedule of the reviews. The Commission’s new schedule for the reviews is as follows: The deadline for filing prehearing briefs for the CTL steel plate portion of the reviews is October 6, 2006. For further information concerning these reviews see the Commission’s notice cited above and the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207). Authority: These reviews are being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.62 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. 1 Correspondence of September 5, 2006, from Wiley Rein & Fielding, Schagrin Associates, and Stewart and Stewart. E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1

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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 extension of an information collection (1010-0051).

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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 will be 
submitted 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 
L, Oil and Gas Production Measurement, Surface Commingling, and 
Security.''

DATES: Submit comments by December 4, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods 
listed below. Please use the Information Collection Number 1010-0051 as 
an identifier in your message.
     Public Connect on-line commenting system, https://
ocsconnect.mms.gov. Follow the instructions on the Web site for 
submitting comments.
     E-mail MMS at rules.comments@mms.gov. Identify with 
Information Collection Number 1010-0051 in the subject line.
     Fax: 703-787-1093. Identify with Information Collection 
Number 1010-0051.
     Mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the 
Interior; Minerals Management Service; Attention: Rules Process Team 
(RPT); 381 Elden Street, MS-4024; Herndon, Virginia 20170-4817. Please 
reference ``Information Collection 1010-0051'' in your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Blundon, Regulations and 
Standards Branch at (703) 787-1607. 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 Part 250, Subpart L, Oil and Gas Production 
Measurement, Surface Commingling, and Security.
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0051.
    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 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 Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (30 U.S.C. 
1701, et seq.) at section 1712(b)(2) prescribes that an operator will 
``develop and comply with such minimum site security measures as the 
Secretary deems appropriate, to protect oil or gas produced or stored 
on a lease site or on the Outer Continental Shelf from theft.'' These 
authorities and responsibilities are among those delegated to MMS under 
which regulations are issued to govern oil and gas and sulphur 
operations on the OCS. This information collection request addresses 
the regulations at 30 CFR part 250, subpart L, Oil and Gas Production 
Measurement, Surface Commingling, and Security, and the associated 
supplementary notices to lessees and operators intended to provide 
clarification, description, or explanation of these regulations.
    MMS uses the information collected under subpart L to ensure that 
the volumes of hydrocarbons produced are measured accurately and that 
royalties are paid on the proper volumes. Specifically, MMS needs the 
information to:
     Determine if measurement equipment is properly installed, 
provides accurate measurement of production on which royalty is due, 
and is operating properly;
     Obtain rates of production data in allocating the volumes 
of production measured at royalty sales meters, which can be examined 
during field inspections;
     Ascertain if all removals of oil and condensate from the 
lease are reported;
     Determine the amount of oil that was shipped when 
measurements are taken by gauging the tanks rather than being measured 
by a meter;
     Ensure that the sales location is secure and that 
production cannot be removed without the volumes being recorded; and
     Review proving reports to verify that data on run tickets 
are calculated and reported accurately.
    MMS 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: Varies by section but primarily monthly or ``on 
occasion.''
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 130 
Federal OCS oil and gas or sulphur lessees.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' and ``Fee'' Burden: 
The currently approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 
7,433 hours. The following chart details the individual components and 
respective hour burden estimates of this ICR. In calculating the 
burdens, MMS 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 or
 Citation 30 CFR 250 subpart      recordkeeping        Hour/fee burden
              L                    requirement
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1202(a)(1), (b)(1)..........  Submit application    8 hours.
                               for liquid           $1,200 Simple
                               hydrocarbon           application fee.
                               measurement
                               procedures or
                               changes.
                                                    $3,550 Complex
                                                     application fee.
1202(a)(4)..................  Copy & send pipeline  45 minutes.
                               (retrograde)
                               condensate volumes
                               upon request.
1202(c)(4)*.................  Copy & send all       1 minute.
                               liquid hydrocarbon
                               run tickets monthly.
1202(d)(4)..................  Request approval for  1 hour.
                               proving on a
                               schedule other than
                               monthly.
1202(d)(5)*.................  Copy & submit liquid  2 minutes.
                               hydrocarbon royalty
                               meter proving
                               reports monthly &
                               request waiver as
                               needed.
1202(f)(2)*.................  Copy & submit         10 minutes.
                               mechanical-
                               displacement prover
                               & tank prover
                               calibration reports.
1202(l)(2)*.................  Copy & submit         15 minutes.
                               royalty tank
                               calibration charts
                               before using for
                               royalty measurement.
1202(l)(3)*.................  Copy & submit         15 minutes.
                               inventory tank
                               calibration charts
                               upon request.
1203(b)(1)..................  Submit application    8 hours.
                               for gas measurement
                               procedures or
                               changes.
                                                    $1,200 Simple
                                                     application fee.
                                                    $3,550 Complex
                                                     application fee.
1203(b)(6), (8), (9)*.......  Copy & submit gas     2 minutes.
                               quality and volume   30 minutes.
                               statements monthly
                               or as requested
                               (most will be
                               routine; few will
                               take longer).
1203(c)(4)*.................  Copy & submit gas     5 minutes.
                               meter calibration
                               reports upon
                               request.
1203(e)(1)*.................  Copy & submit gas     30 minutes.
                               processing plant
                               records upon
                               request.
1203(f)(5)..................  Copy & submit         30 minutes.
                               measuring records
                               of gas lost or used
                               on lease upon
                               request.
1204(a)(1)..................  Submit application    8 hours.
                               for commingling of
                               production or
                               changes.
                                                    $1,200 Simple
                                                     application fee.
                                                    $3,550 Complex
                                                     application fee.
1204(a)(2)..................  Provide state         1 hour.
                               production
                               volumetric and/or
                               fractional analysis
                               data upon request.
1205(a)(2)..................  Post signs at         1 hour.
                               royalty or
                               inventory tank used
                               in royalty
                               determination
                               process.
1205(a)(4)..................  Report security       15 minutes.
                               problems
                               (telephone).
1200 thru 1205..............  General departure     1 hour.
                               and alternative
                               compliance requests
                               not specifically
                               covered elsewhere
                               in subpart L.
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                                Reporting
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1202(c)(1), (2); 1202(e)(4);  Record observed       Respondents record
 1202(h)(1), (2), (3), (4);    data, correction      these items as part
 1202(i)(1)(iv), (2)(iii);     factors & net         of normal business
 1202(j).                      standard volume on    records & practices
                               royalty meter and     to verify accuracy
                               tank run tickets.     of production
                              Record master meter    measured for sale
                               calibration runs..    purposes.
                              Record mechanical-
                               displacement
                               prover, master
                               meter, or tank
                               prover proof runs..
                              Record liquid
                               hydrocarbon royalty
                               meter malfunction
                               and repair or
                               adjustment on
                               proving report;
                               record unregistered
                               production on run
                               ticket..
                              List Cpl and Ctl
                               factors on run
                               tickets..
1202(e)(6)..................  Retain master meter   1 minute.
                               calibration reports
                               for 2 years.
1202(k)(5)..................  Retain liquid         1 minute.
                               hydrocarbon
                               allocation meter
                               proving reports for
                               2 years.
1202(l)(3)..................  Retain liquid         5 minutes.
                               hydrocarbon
                               inventory tank
                               calibration charts
                               for as long as
                               tanks are in use.
1203(c)(4)..................  Retain calibration    1 minute.
                               reports for 2 years.
1203(f)(4)..................  Document & retain     1 minute.
                               measurement records
                               on gas lost or used
                               on lease for 2
                               years at field
                               location and
                               minimum 7 years at
                               location of
                               respondent's choice.
1204(b)(3)..................  Retain well test      2 minutes.
                               data for 2 years.
1205(b)(3), (4).............  Retain seal number    2 minutes.
                               lists for 2 years.
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* Respondents gather this information as part of their normal business
  practices. MMS only requires copies of readily available documents.
  There is no burden for testing, meter reading, etc.

    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: The 
currently approved ``non-hour cost'' burden for this information 
collection is a total of $1,077,437. This cost burden is for filing 
fees associated with submitting requests for approval of simple 
applications (applications to temporarily reroute production (for a 
duration not to exceed 6 months); production tests prior to pipeline 
construction; departures related to

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meter proving, well testing, or sampling frequency ($1,200 per 
application)) or to submit requests for approval of complex 
applications (creation of new facility measurement points (FMPs); 
association of leases or units with existing FMPs; inclusion of 
production from additional structures; meter updates which add buyback 
gas meters or pigging meters; other applications which request 
deviations from the approved allocation procedures ($3,550 per 
application)).
    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: (a) Before October 1, 1995; (b) to comply with requirements 
not associated with the information collection; (c) for reasons other 
than to provide information or keep records for the Government; or (d) 
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 Policy: MMS's practice is to make comments, 
including the names and addresses of respondents, available for public 
review. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their 
address from the rulemaking record, which we will honor to the extent 
allowable by law. There may be circumstances in which we would withhold 
from the record a respondent's identity, as allowable by the law. If 
you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this 
prominently at the beginning of your comment. In addition, you must 
present a rationale for withholding this information. This rationale 
must demonstrate that disclosure ``would constitute an unwarranted 
invasion of privacy.'' Unsupported assertions will not meet this 
burden. In the absence of exceptional, documentable circumstances, this 
information will be released. However, we will not consider anonymous 
comments. Except for proprietary information, 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 Federal Register Liaison Officer: Arlene Bajusz, (202) 208-
7744.

    Dated: September 26, 2006.
E.P. Danenberger,
Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
[FR Doc. E6-16305 Filed 10-2-06; 8:45 am]
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