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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 223 / Monday, November 20, 2006 / Notices the use is consistent with local planning and zoning, or if the use is consistent with State and Federal programs. Application Comments Interested parties may submit comments regarding the specific use proposed in the City of Washington’s application, whether the BLM followed proper administrative procedures in processing the application and in reaching the proposed decision, or any other factor not directly related to the suitability of the land for City wareyard purposes. All submissions from organizations or businesses will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. Individuals may request confidentiality with respect to their name, address, and phone number. If you wish to have your name or street address withheld from public review, or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, the first line of the comment should start with the words ‘‘CONFIDENTIALITY REQUEST’’ in uppercase letters in order for BLM to comply with your request. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. Comment contents will not be kept confidential. Any adverse comments will be reviewed by the State Director. In the absence of any adverse comments, the decision to lease or convey will become the final decision of the Department of the Interior. In the absence of any adverse comments, the classification will become effective on January 19, 2007. The land will not be offered for lease/conveyance until after the classification becomes effective. (Authority: 43 CFR 2741.5) Editorial Note: This document was received at the Office of the Federal Register on November 14, 2006. [FR Doc. E6–19507 Filed 11–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [ES–960–1420–BJ–TRST; Group No. 17, North Carolina] Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Filing of Plat of Survey; North Carolina. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of 17:10 Nov 17, 2006 Dated: November 1, 2006. Joseph W. Beaudin, Acting Chief Cadastral Surveyor. [FR Doc. E6–19567 Filed 11–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GJ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Dated: July 18, 2006. Kim Leany, Acting Field Office Manager. VerDate Aug<31>2005 survey of the lands described below in the BLM–Eastern States, Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, 7450 Boston Boulevard, Springfield, Virginia 22153. Attn: Cadastral Survey. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This survey was requested by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The lands we surveyed are: District Number 9, Graham County, North Carolina Tract Number 88 and a portion of Tract Number 87. The plat of survey represents the dependent resurvey of Tract Number 88 and a portion of Tract Number 87, and was accepted November 1, 2006. We will place a copy of the plat we described in the open files. It will be available to the public as a matter of information. If BLM receives a protest against this survey, as shown on the plat, prior to the date of the official filing, we will stay the filing pending our consideration of the protest. We will not officially file the plat until the day after we have accepted or dismissed all protests and they have become final, including decisions on appeals. Jkt 211001 Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of an extension of an information collection (1010–0091). 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 254, ‘‘Oil-Spill Response Requirements for Facilities Located Seaward of the Coast Line.’’ This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67153 Submit written comments by December 20, 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: (OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov); or by fax (202) 395–6566; identify with (1010– 0091). 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 Web site for submitting comments. • E-mail MMS at rules.comments@mms.gov. Use Information Collection Number 1010– 0091, in the subject line. • Fax: 703–787–1093. Identify with Information Collection Number 1010– 0091. • 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 1010–0091’’ in your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Blundon, Regulations and Standards Branch, (703) 787–1607. You may also contact Cheryl Blundon to obtain a copy, at no cost, of the ICR and the regulations that require the subject collection of information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR 254, ‘‘Oil-Spill Response Requirements for Facilities Located Seaward of the Coast Line.’’ OMB Control Number: 1010–0091. Abstract: The Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA), as amended by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), requires that a spill-response plan be submitted for offshore facilities prior to February 18, 1993. The OPA specifies that after that date, an offshore facility may not handle, store, or transport oil unless a plan has been submitted. This authority and responsibility are among those delegated to the Minerals Management Service (MMS) by Executive Order 12777. Regulations at 30 CFR part 254 establish requirements for spill-response plans for oil-handling facilities seaward of the coast line, including associated pipelines. The MMS uses the information collected under 30 CFR 254 to determine compliance with OPA by owners/operators. Specifically, MMS needs the information to: DATES: E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 67154 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 223 / Monday, November 20, 2006 / Notices • Determine effectiveness of the spillresponse capability of owners/operators. • Review plans prepared under the regulations of a State and submitted to MMS to satisfy the requirements to ensure that they meet minimum requirements of OPA. • Verify that personnel involved in oil-spill response are properly trained and familiar with the requirements of the spill-response plans and to witness spill-response exercises. • Assess the sufficiency and availability of contractor equipment and materials. • Verify that sufficient quantities of equipment are available and in working order. • Oversee spill-response efforts and maintain official records of pollution events. • Assess the efforts of owners/ operators to prevent oil spills or prevent substantial threats of such discharges. No proprietary, confidential, or sensitive information is collected. However, we will protect any 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. Responses are mandatory. Frequency: On occasion, monthly, annually, biennially, and triennially. Hour burden Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 197 owners or operators of facilities located in both State and Federal waters seaward of the coast line. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: The estimated annual ‘‘hour’’ burden for this information collection is a total of 35,070 hours. 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 number of annual responses Annual burden hours Citation 30 CFR 254 Reporting requirement 254.1(a) thru (d); 254.2(a); 254.3 thru 254.5; 254.7; 254.20 thru 254.29; 254.44(b). 254.1(e) ............................................. Submit spill response plan for OCS facilities and related documents. 120 26 new plans ................................... 3,120 Request MMS jurisdiction over facility landward of coast line (no recent request received). Submit certification of capability to respond to worst case discharge or substantial threat of such. Submit revised spill response plan for OCS facilities at least every 2 years; notify MMS of no change. Request deadline extension for submission of revised plan. Appeal MMS orders or decisions ...... Make records of all OSRO-provided services, equipment, personnel available to MMS. Conduct annual training; retain training records for 2 years. Conduct triennial response plan exercise; retain exercise records for 3 years. Inform MMS of the date of any exercise (triennial). Inspect response equipment monthly; retain inspection & maintenance records for 2 years. Notify NRC of all oil spills from owner/operator facility. Notify MMS of oil spills of one barrel or more from owner/operator facility; submit follow-up report. Notify MMS & responsible party of oil spills from operations at another facility. Submit response plan for facility in State waters by modifying existing OCS plan. Submit response plan for facility in State waters following format for OCS plan. Submit response plan for facility in State waters developed under State requirements. Submit description of oil-spill prevention procedures. 0.5 2 requests ........................................ 1 15 1 certification .................................... 15 36 1 177 revised plans ............................ 1 No change .................................... 6,372 1 4 11 ..................................................... 44 Exempt under 5 CFR 1320.4(a)(2), (c) 5 20 ..................................................... 0 100 254.2(b) ............................................. 254.2(c); 254.30 ................................ 254.2(c) .............................................. 254.8 .................................................. 254.40 ................................................ 254.41 ................................................ 254.42(a) thru (e) .............................. 254.42(f) ............................................ 254.43 ................................................ 254.46(a) ........................................... 254.46(b) ........................................... 254.46(c) ............................................ 254.50; 254.51 ................................... 254.50; 254.52 ................................... sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 254.50; 254.53 ................................... 254.54 ................................................ Total Hour Burden ...................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:10 Nov 17, 2006 ............................................................ Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 25 197 owners/operators ...................... 4,925 110 134 exercises ................................... 14,740 1 170 notifications ............................... 170 3.5 55 inspections × 12 months = 660 .. 2,310 Burden would be included in the NRC inventory 0 2 61 notifications & reports ................. 122 2 24 notifications ................................. 48 42 10 plans ........................................... 420 100 9 plans ............................................. 900 89 18 plans ........................................... 1,602 5 36 submissions ................................ 180 .................... 1,557 ................................................ 35,070 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 223 / Monday, November 20, 2006 / Notices 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 April 10, 2006, we published a Federal Register notice (71 FR 18113) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day comment period. In addition, 30 CFR 254.9 displays the OMB control number, specifies that the public may comment at anytime on the collection of information required in the 30 CFR 254 regulations, and provides the address to which they should send comments. We have received no comments in response to those 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 December 20, 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:10 Nov 17, 2006 Jkt 211001 to the extent allowable by the law; however, anonymous comments will not be considered. 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. 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: October 16, 2006. E.P. Danenberger, Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. E6–19513 Filed 11–17–06; 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 a revision of an information collection (1010–0071). 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 203, ‘‘Relief or Reduction in Royalty Rates.’’ This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. Submit written comments by December 20, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67155 Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior via OMB e-mail: (OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov); or by fax (202) 395–6566; identify with (1010– 0071). 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 Web site for submitting comments. • E-mail MMS at rules.comments@mms.gov. Use Information Collection Number 1010– 0071 in the subject line. • Fax: 703–787–1093. Identify with Information Collection Number 1010– 0071. • 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 1010–0071’’ 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 ICR and regulations that require the subject collection of information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR part 203, ‘‘Relief or Reduction in Royalty Rates.’’ OMB Control Number: 1010–0071. Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended by Public Law 104–58, Deep Water Royalty Relief Act (DWRRA), gives the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) the authority to reduce or eliminate royalty or any net profit share specified in OCS oil and gas leases to promote increased production. The DWRRA also authorized the Secretary to suspend royalties when necessary to promote development or recovery of marginal resources on producing or non-producing leases in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) west of 87 degrees, 30 minutes West longitude. Section 302 of the DWRRA provides that new production from a lease in existence on November 28, 1995, in a water depth of at least 200 meters, and in the GOM west of 87 degrees, 30 minutes West longitude qualifies for royalty suspension in certain situations. To grant a royalty suspension, the Secretary must determine that the new production or development would not be economic in the absence of royalty relief. The Secretary must then determine the volume of production on E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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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 an extension of an information collection (1010-
0091).

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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 254, ``Oil-Spill 
Response Requirements for Facilities Located Seaward of the Coast 
Line.'' This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to 
comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.

DATES: Submit written comments by December 20, 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: (OIRA--
DOCKET@omb.eop.gov); or by fax (202) 395-6566; identify with (1010-
0091).
    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 Web site for 
submitting comments.
     E-mail MMS at rules.comments@mms.gov. Use Information 
Collection Number 1010-0091, in the subject line.
     Fax: 703-787-1093. Identify with Information Collection 
Number 1010-0091.
     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 1010-0091'' in your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Blundon, Regulations and 
Standards Branch, (703) 787-1607. You may also contact Cheryl Blundon 
to obtain a copy, at no cost, of the ICR and the regulations that 
require the subject collection of information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: 30 CFR 254, ``Oil-Spill Response Requirements for Facilities 
Located Seaward of the Coast Line.''
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0091.
    Abstract: The Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA), as 
amended by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), requires that a spill-
response plan be submitted for offshore facilities prior to February 
18, 1993. The OPA specifies that after that date, an offshore facility 
may not handle, store, or transport oil unless a plan has been 
submitted. This authority and responsibility are among those delegated 
to the Minerals Management Service (MMS) by Executive Order 12777. 
Regulations at 30 CFR part 254 establish requirements for spill-
response plans for oil-handling facilities seaward of the coast line, 
including associated pipelines.
    The MMS uses the information collected under 30 CFR 254 to 
determine compliance with OPA by owners/operators. Specifically, MMS 
needs the information to:

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     Determine effectiveness of the spill-response capability 
of owners/operators.
     Review plans prepared under the regulations of a State and 
submitted to MMS to satisfy the requirements to ensure that they meet 
minimum requirements of OPA.
     Verify that personnel involved in oil-spill response are 
properly trained and familiar with the requirements of the spill-
response plans and to witness spill-response exercises.
     Assess the sufficiency and availability of contractor 
equipment and materials.
     Verify that sufficient quantities of equipment are 
available and in working order.
     Oversee spill-response efforts and maintain official 
records of pollution events.
     Assess the efforts of owners/operators to prevent oil 
spills or prevent substantial threats of such discharges.
    No proprietary, confidential, or sensitive information is 
collected. However, we will protect any 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. Responses are mandatory.
    Frequency: On occasion, monthly, annually, biennially, and 
triennially.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 197 
owners or operators of facilities located in both State and Federal 
waters seaward of the coast line.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: The 
estimated annual ``hour'' burden for this information collection is a 
total of 35,070 hours. 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 254               Reporting requirement         Hour               Average number of annual  responses               burden
                                                                          burden                                                                hours
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254.1(a) thru (d); 254.2(a); 254.3 thru   Submit spill response plan           120  26 new plans...........................................        3,120
 254.5; 254.7; 254.20 thru 254.29;         for OCS facilities and
 254.44(b).                                related documents.
254.1(e)................................  Request MMS jurisdiction             0.5  2 requests.............................................            1
                                           over facility landward of
                                           coast line (no recent
                                           request received).
254.2(b)................................  Submit certification of               15  1 certification........................................           15
                                           capability to respond to
                                           worst case discharge or
                                           substantial threat of such.
254.2(c); 254.30........................  Submit revised spill                  36  177 revised plans......................................        6,372
                                           response plan for OCS                 1  1 No change............................................            1
                                           facilities at least every
                                           2 years; notify MMS of no
                                           change.
254.2(c)................................  Request deadline extension             4  11.....................................................           44
                                           for submission of revised
                                           plan.
254.8...................................  Appeal MMS orders or                         Exempt under 5 CFR 1320.4(a)(2), (c)                            0
                                           decisions.
254.40..................................  Make records of all OSRO-              5  20.....................................................          100
                                           provided services,
                                           equipment, personnel
                                           available to MMS.
254.41..................................  Conduct annual training;              25  197 owners/operators...................................        4,925
                                           retain training records
                                           for 2 years.
254.42(a) thru (e)......................  Conduct triennial response           110  134 exercises..........................................       14,740
                                           plan exercise; retain
                                           exercise records for 3
                                           years.
254.42(f)...............................  Inform MMS of the date of              1  170 notifications......................................          170
                                           any exercise (triennial).
254.43..................................  Inspect response equipment           3.5  55 inspections x 12 months = 660.......................        2,310
                                           monthly; retain inspection
                                           & maintenance records for
                                           2 years.
254.46(a)...............................  Notify NRC of all oil                    Burden would be included in the NRC inventory                       0
                                           spills from owner/operator
                                           facility.
254.46(b)...............................  Notify MMS of oil spills of            2  61 notifications & reports.............................          122
                                           one barrel or more from
                                           owner/operator facility;
                                           submit follow-up report.
254.46(c)...............................  Notify MMS & responsible               2  24 notifications.......................................           48
                                           party of oil spills from
                                           operations at another
                                           facility.
254.50; 254.51..........................  Submit response plan for              42  10 plans...............................................          420
                                           facility in State waters
                                           by modifying existing OCS
                                           plan.
254.50; 254.52..........................  Submit response plan for             100  9 plans................................................          900
                                           facility in State waters
                                           following format for OCS
                                           plan.
254.50; 254.53..........................  Submit response plan for              89  18 plans...............................................        1,602
                                           facility in State waters
                                           developed under State
                                           requirements.
254.54..................................  Submit description of oil-             5  36 submissions.........................................          180
                                           spill prevention
                                           procedures.
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    Total Hour Burden...................  ...........................  ...........  1,557..................................................       35,070
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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 April 10, 2006, 
we published a Federal Register notice (71 FR 18113) announcing that we 
would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the 
required 60-day comment period. In addition, 30 CFR 254.9 displays the 
OMB control number, specifies that the public may comment at anytime on 
the collection of information required in the 30 CFR 254 regulations, 
and provides the address to which they should send comments. We have 
received no comments in response to those 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 December 20, 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. 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. 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: October 16, 2006.
E.P. Danenberger,
Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
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