Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 4025-4027 [E7-1288]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 18 / Monday, January 29, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WO–260–09–1060–00–24 1A] Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board; Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Announcement of Meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces that the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will conduct a meeting on matters pertaining to management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation’s public lands. DATES: The Advisory Board will meet Monday, February 26, 2007 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., local time. This will be a one day meeting. ADDRESSES: The Advisory Board will meet at the Jefferson Hotel, 1200 16th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20036. The Jefferson’s phone number is 202–347– 2200. Written comments pertaining to the Advisory Board meeting should be sent to: Bureau of Land Management, National Wild Horse and Burro Program, WO–260, Attention: Ramona DeLorme, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, Nevada, 89502–7147. Submit written comments pertaining to the Advisory Board meeting no later than close of business, February 21, 2007. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for electronic access and filing address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ramona DeLorme, Wild Horse and Burro Administrative Assistant at 775– 861–6583. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may reach Ms. DeLorme at any time by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES I. Public Meeting Under the authority of 43 CFR part 1784, the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board advises the Secretary of the Interior, the Director of the BLM, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Chief of the Forest Service, on matters pertaining to management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation’s public lands. The tentative agenda for the meeting is: Monday, February 26, 2007 (8 a.m.–5 p.m.) 8 a.m. Call to Order & Introductions: 8:15 a.m. Old Business: Approval of December 11, 2006 Minutes. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:04 Jan 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 Update Pending Litigation. 8:45 a.m. Program Updates: Gathers. Adoptions. Facilities. Forest Service Update. Break (9:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m.) 9:45 a.m. Program Updates (continued): Program Accomplishments. BLM Response to Advisory Board Recommendations. Lunch (11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.) 1 p.m. New Business: Break (2:45 p.m.–3 p.m.) 3 p.m. Public Comments. 4 p.m. Board Recommendations. 4:45 p.m. Recap/Summary/Next Meeting/Date/Site. 5 p.m. Adjourn. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. An individual with a disability needing an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting, such as an interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format, must notify the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT two weeks before the scheduled meeting date. Although the BLM will attempt to meet a request received after that date, the requested auxiliary aid or service may not be available because of insufficient time to arrange it. The Federal Advisory Committee Management Regulations [41 CFR 101– 6.1015(b),] require BLM to publish in the Federal Register notice of a meeting 15 days prior to the meeting date. II. Public Comment Procedures Members of the public may make oral statements to the Advisory Board on February 26, 2007 at the appropriate point in the agenda. This opportunity is anticipated to occur at 3 p.m., local time. Persons wishing to make statements should register with the BLM by noon on February 26, 2007 at the meeting location. Depending on the number of speakers, the Advisory Board may limit the length of presentations. At previous meetings, presentations have been limited to three minutes in length. Speakers should address the specific wild horse and burro-related topics listed on the agenda. Speakers must submit a written copy of their statement to the address listed in the ADDRESSES section or bring a written copy to the meeting. Participation in the Advisory Board meeting is not a prerequisite for submission of written comments. The BLM invites written comments from all interested parties. Your written comments should be specific and explain the reason for any PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4025 recommendation. The BLM appreciates any and all comments, but those most useful and likely to influence decisions on management and protection of wild horses and burros are those that are either supported by quantitative information or studies or those that include citations to and analysis of applicable laws and regulations. Except for comments provided in electronic format, speakers should submit two copies of their written comments where feasible. The BLM will not necessarily consider comments received after the time indicated under the DATES section or at locations other than that listed in the ADDRESSES section. In the event there is a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for a copy of your comments, the BLM will make them available in their entirety, including your name and address. However, if you do not want the BLM to release your name and address in response to a FOIA request, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. The BLM will honor your request to the extent allowed by law. The BLM will release all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, in their entirety, including names and addresses. Electronic Access and Filing Address Speakers may transmit comments electronically via the Internet to: Ramona_DeLorme@blm.gov. Please include the identifier ‘‘WH&B’’ in the subject of your message and your name and address in the body of your message. Dated: January 23, 2007. Howard Lemm, Acting Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning. [FR Doc. E7–1322 Filed 1–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of extension of an information collection (1010–0067). AGENCY: SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1 4026 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 18 / Monday, January 29, 2007 / Notices collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, Subpart E, ‘‘Oil and Gas WellCompletion Operations.’’ DATE: Submit written comments by March 30, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods listed below. Please use the Information Collection Number 1010–0067 as an identifier in your message. • E-mail MMS at rules.comments@mms.gov. Identify with Information Collection Number 1010– 0067 in the subject line. • Fax: 703–787–1093. Identify with Information Collection Number 1010– 0067. • Mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the Interior; Minerals Management Service; Attention: Cheryl Blundon; 381 Elden Street, MS–4024; Herndon, Virginia 20170–4817. Please reference ‘‘Information Collection 1010– 0067’’ 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 E, Oil and Gas Well-Completion Operations. OMB Control Number: 1010–0067. Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, 43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq. and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et. seq., requires the Secretary of the Interior to preserve, protect, and develop oil and gas resources in the OCS 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; balance orderly energy resources development with protection of the human, marine, and coastal environment; ensure the public a fair and equitable return on OCS resources; and preserve and maintain free enterprise competition. Section 1332(6) of the OCS Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1332) requires that ‘‘operations in the [O]uter Continental Shelf should be conducted in a safe manner by well-trained personnel using technology, precautions, and techniques sufficient to prevent or minimize the likelihood of blowouts, loss of well control, fires, spillages, physical obstruction to other users of the waters or subsoil and seabed, or other occurrences which may cause damage to the environment or to property, or endanger life or health.’’ This authority and responsibility are among those delegated to the Minerals Management Service (MMS). To carry out these responsibilities, MMS issues regulations governing oil and gas and sulphur operations in the OCS. This information collection request (ICR) addresses 30 CFR part 250, Subpart E, Oil and Gas Well-Completion Operations and the associated supplementary Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTL) intended to provide clarification, description, or explanation of these regulations. Regulations at 30 CFR part 250 implement these statutory requirements. The MMS District Managers analyze and evaluate the information and data collected under Subpart E to ensure that planned well-completion operations will protect personnel safety and natural resources. They use the analysis and evaluation results in the decision to approve, disapprove, or require modification to the proposed wellcompletion operations. Specifically, MMS uses the information to ensure: (a) Compliance with personnel safety training requirements; (b) crown block safety device is operating and can be expected to function to avoid accidents; (c) proposed operation of the annular preventer is technically correct and provides adequate protection for personnel, property, and natural resources; (d) well-completion operations are conducted on well casings that are structurally competent; and (e) sustained casing pressures are within acceptable limits. We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2) and under regulations at 30 CFR 250.197, ‘‘Data and information to be made available to the public.’’ No items of a sensitive nature are collected. Responses are mandatory. Frequency: On occasion, weekly, monthly, annually, and varies by section. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 130 Federal OCS lessees and operators. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: The currently approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 11,995 hours. The following chart details the individual components and respective hour burden estimates of this ICR. In calculating the burdens, we assumed that respondents perform certain requirements in the normal course of their activities. We consider these to be usual and customary and took that into account in estimating the burden. Citation 30 CFR 250 Subpart E & LTL/NTL Reporting and recordkeeping requirement 502 .................................................. 502 .................................................. Request approval not to shut-in well during equipment movement ...... Notify MMS of well-completion rig movement on/off platform or from well to well on same platform (Form MMS–144) (reference § 250.403). Submit forms MMS–123, MMS–124, MMS–125 for various approvals, including remediation procedure for SCP. Instruct crew members in safety requirements of operations to be performed; document meeting (weekly for 2 crews × 2 weeks per completion = 4). Perform operational check of traveling-block safety device; document results (weekly × 2 weeks per completion = 2). Request field well-completion rules be established, amended or canceled (on occasion, however, there have been no requests in many years). Calculate well-control fluid volume and post near operator’s station; submit well-control procedure. Record BOP test results; retain records 2 years following completion of well (when installed; minimum every 7 days; as stated for component); request alternative methods. 505; 513; 515(a) ............................. 506 .................................................. 511 .................................................. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 512 .................................................. 514(c); 515(a) ................................. 516 tests; 516(i),(j) .......................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:04 Jan 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM Hour burden 1 hour Burden included in 1010–0150. Burden included in 1010–0141. 20 minutes 6 minutes 1 hour. 1 hour. ⁄ hour. 14 29JAN1 4027 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 18 / Monday, January 29, 2007 / Notices Citation 30 CFR 250 Subpart E & LTL/NTL Reporting and recordkeeping requirement 516(d)(5) test; 516(i) ....................... Function test annulars and rams; document results (every 7 days between BOP tests-biweekly; note: part of BOP test when conducted). Record reason for postponing BOP system tests (on occasion) ........... Perform crew drills; record results (weekly for 2 crews × 2 weeks per completion = 4). Pressure test, caliper, or otherwise evaluate tubing & wellhead equipment casing; submit results (every 30 days during prolonged operations). Notify MMS if sustained casing pressure is observed on a well ........... Report failure of casing pressure to bleed to zero including plan to remediate. Notify MMS when remediation procedure is complete .......................... Retain complete record of well’s casing pressure for 2 years and retain diagnostic test records permanently. Record diagnostic test results ................................................................ General departure and alternative compliance requests not specifically covered elsewhere in Subpart E regulations. 516(e) ............................................. 516(f) .............................................. 517(b) ............................................. 517(c); LTL*/NTL ............................ LTL/NTL .......................................... LTL/NTL .......................................... LTL .................................................. LTL .................................................. 500–517 .......................................... Hour burden ⁄ hour. 12 10 minutes. ⁄ hour. 12 9 hours. ⁄ hour. 4 hours. 14 1 hour. ⁄ hour. 14 ⁄ hours. 2 hours. 14 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES * LTL dated 13 January 1994. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: We have identified no ‘‘nonhour cost’’ burdens for this collection. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. Comments: Before submitting an ICR to OMB, PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) requires each agency ‘‘* * * to provide notice * * * and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information * * * ’’. Agencies must specifically solicit comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Agencies must also estimate the ‘‘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, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:04 Jan 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 expected useful life of capital equipment, discount rate(s), and the period over which you incur costs. Capital and startup costs include, among other items, computers and software you purchase to prepare for collecting information, monitoring, and record storage facilities. You should not include estimates for equipment or services purchased: (i) Before October 1, 1995; (ii) to comply with requirements not associated with the information collection; (iii) for reasons other than to provide information or keep records for the Government; or (iv) as part of customary and usual business or private practices. We will summarize written responses to this notice and address them in our submission for OMB approval. As a result of your comments, we will make any necessary adjustments to the burden in our submission to OMB. Public Comment 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 this request to the extent allowable by 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 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: January 19, 2007. E.P. Danenberger, Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. E7–1288 Filed 1–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of extension of an information collection (1010–0086). AGENCY: SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, Subpart P, ‘‘Sulphur Operations.’’ DATE: Submit written comments by March 30, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods listed below. Please use the Information E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 18 (Monday, January 29, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4025-4027]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-1288]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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 (1010-0067).

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS 
is inviting comments on a

[[Page 4026]]

collection of information that we will submit to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information 
collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the 
regulations under 30 CFR 250, Subpart E, ``Oil and Gas Well-Completion 
Operations.''

DATE: Submit written comments by March 30, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods 
listed below. Please use the Information Collection Number 1010-0067 as 
an identifier in your message.
     E-mail MMS at rules.comments@mms.gov. Identify with 
Information Collection Number 1010-0067 in the subject line.
     Fax: 703-787-1093. Identify with Information Collection 
Number 1010-0067.
     Mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the 
Interior; Minerals Management Service; Attention: Cheryl Blundon; 381 
Elden Street, MS-4024; Herndon, Virginia 20170-4817. Please reference 
``Information Collection 1010-0067'' 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 E, Oil and Gas Well-Completion 
Operations.
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0067.
    Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, 43 U.S.C. 
1331 et seq. and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et. seq., requires the Secretary of the 
Interior to preserve, protect, and develop oil and gas resources in the 
OCS 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; 
balance orderly energy resources development with protection of the 
human, marine, and coastal environment; ensure the public a fair and 
equitable return on OCS resources; and preserve and maintain free 
enterprise competition. Section 1332(6) of the OCS Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 
1332) requires that ``operations in the [O]uter Continental Shelf 
should be conducted in a safe manner by well-trained personnel using 
technology, precautions, and techniques sufficient to prevent or 
minimize the likelihood of blowouts, loss of well control, fires, 
spillages, physical obstruction to other users of the waters or subsoil 
and seabed, or other occurrences which may cause damage to the 
environment or to property, or endanger life or health.'' This 
authority and responsibility are among those delegated to the Minerals 
Management Service (MMS). To carry out these responsibilities, MMS 
issues regulations governing oil and gas and sulphur operations in the 
OCS. This information collection request (ICR) addresses 30 CFR part 
250, Subpart E, Oil and Gas Well-Completion Operations and the 
associated supplementary Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTL) 
intended to provide clarification, description, or explanation of these 
regulations.
    Regulations at 30 CFR part 250 implement these statutory 
requirements. The MMS District Managers analyze and evaluate the 
information and data collected under Subpart E to ensure that planned 
well-completion operations will protect personnel safety and natural 
resources. They use the analysis and evaluation results in the decision 
to approve, disapprove, or require modification to the proposed well-
completion operations. Specifically, MMS uses the information to 
ensure: (a) Compliance with personnel safety training requirements; (b) 
crown block safety device is operating and can be expected to function 
to avoid accidents; (c) proposed operation of the annular preventer is 
technically correct and provides adequate protection for personnel, 
property, and natural resources; (d) well-completion operations are 
conducted on well casings that are structurally competent; and (e) 
sustained casing pressures are within acceptable limits.
    We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary 
under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its 
implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2) and under regulations at 30 
CFR 250.197, ``Data and information to be made available to the 
public.'' No items of a sensitive nature are collected. Responses are 
mandatory.
    Frequency: On occasion, weekly, monthly, annually, and varies by 
section.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 130 
Federal OCS lessees and operators.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: The 
currently approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 
11,995 hours. The following chart details the individual components and 
respective hour burden estimates of this ICR. In calculating the 
burdens, we assumed that respondents perform certain requirements in 
the normal course of their activities. We consider these to be usual 
and customary and took that into account in estimating the burden.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Citation 30 CFR 250 Subpart E & LTL/        Reporting and
                NTL                   recordkeeping requirement                    Hour burden
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
502................................  Request approval not to     1 hour
                                      shut-in well during
                                      equipment movement.
502................................  Notify MMS of well-         Burden included in 1010-0150.
                                      completion rig movement
                                      on/off platform or from
                                      well to well on same
                                      platform (Form MMS-144)
                                      (reference Sec.
                                      250.403).
505; 513; 515(a)...................  Submit forms MMS-123, MMS-  Burden included in 1010-0141.
                                      124, MMS-125 for various
                                      approvals, including
                                      remediation procedure for
                                      SCP.
506................................  Instruct crew members in    20 minutes
                                      safety requirements of
                                      operations to be
                                      performed; document
                                      meeting (weekly for 2
                                      crews x 2 weeks per
                                      completion = 4).
511................................  Perform operational check   6 minutes
                                      of traveling-block safety
                                      device; document results
                                      (weekly x 2 weeks per
                                      completion = 2).
512................................  Request field well-         1 hour.
                                      completion rules be
                                      established, amended or
                                      canceled (on occasion,
                                      however, there have been
                                      no requests in many
                                      years).
514(c); 515(a).....................  Calculate well-control      1 hour.
                                      fluid volume and post
                                      near operator's station;
                                      submit well-control
                                      procedure.
 516 tests; 516(i),(j).............  Record BOP test results;    \1/4\ hour.
                                      retain records 2 years
                                      following completion of
                                      well (when installed;
                                      minimum every 7 days; as
                                      stated for component);
                                      request alternative
                                      methods.

[[Page 4027]]

 
516(d)(5) test; 516(i).............  Function test annulars and  \1/2\ hour.
                                      rams; document results
                                      (every 7 days between BOP
                                      tests-biweekly; note:
                                      part of BOP test when
                                      conducted).
516(e).............................  Record reason for           10 minutes.
                                      postponing BOP system
                                      tests (on occasion).
516(f).............................  Perform crew drills;        \1/2\ hour.
                                      record results (weekly
                                      for 2 crews x 2 weeks per
                                      completion = 4).
517(b).............................  Pressure test, caliper, or  9 hours.
                                      otherwise evaluate tubing
                                      & wellhead equipment
                                      casing; submit results
                                      (every 30 days during
                                      prolonged operations).
517(c); LTL*/NTL...................  Notify MMS if sustained     \1/4\ hour.
                                      casing pressure is
                                      observed on a well.
LTL/NTL............................  Report failure of casing    4 hours.
                                      pressure to bleed to zero
                                      including plan to
                                      remediate.
LTL/NTL............................  Notify MMS when             1 hour.
                                      remediation procedure is
                                      complete.
LTL................................  Retain complete record of   \1/4\ hour.
                                      well's casing pressure
                                      for 2 years and retain
                                      diagnostic test records
                                      permanently.
LTL................................  Record diagnostic test      \1/4\ hours.
                                      results.
500-517............................  General departure and       2 hours.
                                      alternative compliance
                                      requests not specifically
                                      covered elsewhere in
                                      Subpart E regulations.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* LTL dated 13 January 1994.

    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: We 
have identified no ``non-hour cost'' burdens for this collection.
    Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) 
provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 
Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated 
to respond.
    Comments: Before submitting an ICR to OMB, PRA section 
3506(c)(2)(A) requires each agency ``* * * to provide notice * * * and 
otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies 
concerning each proposed collection of information * * * ''. Agencies 
must specifically solicit comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to 
perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) 
evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, 
usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 
minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Agencies must also estimate the ``non-hour cost'' burdens to 
respondents or recordkeepers resulting from the collection of 
information. Therefore, if you have costs to generate, maintain, and 
disclose this information, you should comment and provide your total 
capital and startup cost components or annual operation, maintenance, 
and purchase of service components. You should describe the methods you 
use to estimate major cost factors, including system and technology 
acquisition, expected useful life of capital equipment, discount 
rate(s), and the period over which you incur costs. Capital and startup 
costs include, among other items, computers and software you purchase 
to prepare for collecting information, monitoring, and record storage 
facilities. You should not include estimates for equipment or services 
purchased: (i) Before October 1, 1995; (ii) to comply with requirements 
not associated with the information collection; (iii) for reasons other 
than to provide information or keep records for the Government; or (iv) 
as part of customary and usual business or private practices.
    We will summarize written responses to this notice and address them 
in our submission for OMB approval. As a result of your comments, we 
will make any necessary adjustments to the burden in our submission to 
OMB.
    Public Comment 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 
this request to the extent allowable by 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: January 19, 2007.
E.P. Danenberger,
Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
 [FR Doc. E7-1288 Filed 1-26-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-MR-P