Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf-Update of New and Reaffirmed Documents Incorporated by Reference, 12088-12096 [E7-4440]

Download as PDF 12088 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 50 / Thursday, March 15, 2007 / Rules and Regulations For plans with a valuation date Rate set On or after * Before * 162 5–1–07 3. In appendix C to part 4022, Rate Set 162, as set forth below, is added to the table. On or after * * * Immediate annuity rate (percent) Before * * 4–1–07 i3 4.00 n1 * n2 * * 4.00 7 8 n1 n2 Appendix C to Part 4022—Lump Sum Interest Rates For Private-Sector Payments * For plans with a valuation date i2 * 4.00 2.75 I 162 i1 * 4–1–07 Rate set Deferred annuities (percent) Immediate annuity rate (percent) 5–1–07 2.75 * * Deferred annuities (percent) i1 i2 i3 * 4.00 4.00 * * * 4.00 7 8 Authority: 29 U.S.C. 1301(a), 1302(b)(3), 1341, 1344, 1362. PART 4044—ALLOCATION OF ASSETS IN SINGLE-EMPLOYER PLANS Appendix B to Part 4044—Interest Rates Used to Value Benefits 5. In appendix B to part 4044, a new entry for April 2007, as set forth below, is added to the table. * I 4. The authority citation for part 4044 continues to read as follows: I * * * * For valuation dates occurring in the month— The values of it are: it for t = it for t = it for t = * April 2007 * .0499 * 1–20 * .0466 * >20 * N/A * N/A Issued in Washington, DC, on this 8th day of March 2007. Vincent K. Snowbarger, Interim Director Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. [FR Doc. E7–4680 Filed 3–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7709–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service 30 CFR Part 250 RIN 1010–AD24 Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf—Update of New and Reaffirmed Documents Incorporated by Reference Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Final rule. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This final rule incorporates 33 new editions and 37 reaffirmed editions of documents previously incorporated by reference in regulations governing oil VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:08 Mar 14, 2007 Jkt 211001 and gas and sulphur operations in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The new and reaffirmed editions of these documents will ensure that lessees use the best and safest technologies available while operating in the OCS. The final rule also updates citations for documents that were incorporated by reference in recent final rules. DATES: Effective Date: April 16, 2007. The incorporation by reference of publications listed in the regulation is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of April 16, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wilbon Rhome at (703) 787–1587. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MMS uses standards, specifications, and recommended practices developed by standard-setting organizations and the oil and gas industry as a means of establishing requirements for activities on the OCS. This practice, known as incorporation by reference, allows us to incorporate the provisions of technical standards into the regulations. The legal effect of incorporation by reference is that the material is treated as if the entire document were published in the PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Federal Register. This material, like any other properly issued regulation, then has the force and effect of law. We hold operators/lessees accountable for complying with the documents incorporated by reference in our regulations. We currently incorporate by reference 93 private sector consensus standards into the offshore operating regulations. The regulations at 1 CFR part 51 govern how we and other Federal agencies incorporate various documents by reference. Agencies may only incorporate a document by reference by publishing the document title and affirmation/reaffirmation date in the Federal Register. Agencies must also gain approval from the Director of the Federal Register for each publication incorporated by reference. Incorporation by reference of a document or publication is limited to the specific edition, supplement, or addendum cited in the regulations. Under 5 U.S.C. 553, MMS may update documents without an opportunity for public comment when we determine that the revisions to a document result E:\FR\FM\15MRR1.SGM 15MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 50 / Thursday, March 15, 2007 / Rules and Regulations in safety improvements, or represent new industry standard technology and do not impose undue cost or burden on the affected parties. Accordingly, this final rule incorporates the new editions of 33 documents and 37 reaffirmed documents previously incorporated by reference in regulations governing oil and gas and sulphur operations in the OCS. These new and reaffirmed documents will ensure that lessees use the best and safest technologies available while operating in the OCS. The MMS has reviewed these documents and determined the new editions must be incorporated into the regulations to ensure the use of the best and safest technologies. Our review shows that changes between the old and new editions result in safety improvements, or represent new industry standard technology and will not impose undue cost or burden on the offshore oil and gas industry. The old editions are not readily available to the affected parties because they are out of publication; therefore, we are amending our regulations to incorporate the updated editions according to the authority in 30 CFR 250.198(a)(2). We are also amending those sections of the regulations where the title of the document has changed. 12089 In this final rule, reaffirmed means an action taken by the API standards committee, normally within a 5-year timeframe, confirming that the information contained within the standard is still applicable and requires no change at this time. Additionally, the edition number and date of the standard does not change as a result of reaffirmation by the standards committee. Revised Editions The revised editions of the documents previously incorporated by reference are: rmajette on PROD1PC67 with RULES Title of documents ANSI/AISC 360–05, Specification for Reinforced Steel Buildings, March 9, 2005. ANSI/ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section I, Rules for Construction of Power Boilers; including Appendices 2004 Edition; and July 1, 2005 Addenda, Rules for Construction of Power Boilers, by ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee Subcommittee on Power Boilers; and all Section I Interpretations Volume 55. ANSI/ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IV, Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers; including Appendices 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and Non-mandatory Appendices B, C, D, E, F, H, I, K, L, and M, and the Guide to Manufacturers Data Report Forms, 2004 Edition; July 1, 2005 Addenda, Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers, by ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee Subcommittee on Heating Boilers; and all Section IV Interpretations Volume 55. ANSI/ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels; Divisions 1 and 2, 2004 Edition; July 1, 2005 Addenda, Divisions 1 and 2, Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels, by ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee Subcommittee on Pressure Vessels; and all Section VIII Interpretations Volumes 54 and 55. ANSI/ASME B 16.5–2003, Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings. ANSI/ASME B 31.8–2003, Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems. API 510, Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-Service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration, Downstream Segment, Ninth Edition, June 2006, API Stock No. C51009. API MPMS, Chapter 3-Tank Gauging, Section 1A—Standard Practice for the Manual Gauging of Petroleum and Petroleum Products, Second Edition, August 2005, API Stock No. H301A02. API MPMS, Chapter 3-Tank Gauging, Section 1B—Standard Practice for Level Measurement of Liquid Hydrocarbons in Stationary Tanks by Automatic Tank Gauging, Second Edition, June 2001, API Stock No. H301B2. API MPMS, Chapter 4—Proving Systems, Section 1—Introduction, Third Edition, February 2005, API Stock No. H04013. API MPMS, Chapter 4—Proving Systems, Section 2—Displacement Provers, Third Edition, September 2003, API Stock No. H04023. API MPMS, Chapter 4—Proving Systems, Section 4—Tank Provers, Second Edition, May 1998, API Stock No. H04042. API MPMS, Chapter 4—Proving Systems, Section 5—Master-Meter Provers, Second Edition, May 2000, API Stock No. H04052. API MPMS, Chapter 5—Metering, Section 1—General Considerations for Measurement by Meters, Measurement Coordination Department, Fourth Edition, September 2005, API Stock No. H05014. API MPMS, Chapter 5—Metering, Section 2—Measurement of Liquid Hydrocarbons by Displacement Meters, Third Edition, September 2005, API Stock No. H05023. API MPMS Chapter 5—Metering, Section 3—Measurement of Liquid Hydrocarbons by Turbine Meters, Fifth Edition, September 2005, API Stock No. H05035. API MPMS, Chapter 5—Metering, Section 4—Accessory Equipment for Liquid Meters, Fourth Edition, September 2005, API Stock No. H05044. API MPMS, Chapter 5—Metering, Section 5—Fidelity and Security of Flow Measurement Pulsed-Data Transmission Systems, Second Edition, August 2005, API Stock No. H50502. API MPMS, Chapter 7—Temperature Determination, Measurement Coordination, First Edition, June 2001, API Stock No. H07001. API MPMS, Chapter 9—Density Determination, Section 1—Standard Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), or API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Liquid Petroleum Products by Hydrometer Method, Second Edition, December 2002; reaffirmed October 2005, API Stock No. H09012. API MPMS, Chapter 9—Density Determination, Section 2—Standard Test Method for Density or Relative Density of Light Hydrocarbons by Pressure Hydrometer, Second Edition, March 2003, API Stock No. H09022. API MPMS, Chapter 10—Sediment and Water, Section 1—Standard Test Method for Sediment in Crude Oils and Fuel Oils by the Extraction Method, Second Edition, October 2002, API Stock No. H10012. API MPMS, Chapter 10—Sediment and Water, Section 3—Standard Test Method for Water and Sediment in Crude Oil by the Centrifuge Method (Laboratory Procedure), Second Edition, May 2003, API Stock No. H10032. API MPMS, Chapter 10—Sediment and Water, Section 4—Determination of Water and/or Sediment in Crude Oil by the Centrifuge Method (Field Procedure), Third Edition, December 1999, API Stock No. H10043. API MPMS, Chapter 10—Sediment and Water, Section 9—Standard Test Method for Water in Crude Oils by Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration, Second Edition, December 2002; reaffirmed 2005, API Stock No. H10092. API MPMS, Chapter 14—Natural Gas Fluids Measurement, Section 3—Concentric, Square-Edged Orifice Meters, Part 2—Specification and Installation Requirements, Fourth Edition, April 2000; reaffirmed March 2006, API Stock No. H30351. API RP 2D, Recommended Practice for Operation and Maintenance of Offshore Cranes, Fifth Edition, June 2003, API Stock No. G02D05. API RP 2SK, Recommended Practice for Design and Analysis of Stationkeeping Systems for Floating Structures, Third Edition, October 2005, API Stock No. G2SK03. API RP 14B, Recommended Practice for Design, Installation, Repair and Operation of Subsurface Safety Valve Systems, Fifth Edition, October 2005, also available as ISO 10417: 2004, (Identical) Petroleum and natural gas industries—Subsurface safety valve systems—Design, installation, operation and redress, API Stock No. GX14B05. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:08 Mar 14, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\15MRR1.SGM 15MRR1 12090 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 50 / Thursday, March 15, 2007 / Rules and Regulations Title of documents API Spec. Q1, Specification for Quality Programs for the Petroleum, Petrochemical and Natural Gas Industry, ANSI/API Specification Q1, Seventh Edition, June 15, 2003; also available as ISO/TS 29001, Effective Date: December 15, 2003, Proposed National Adoption, API Stock No. GQ1007. API Spec. 2C, Specification for Offshore Pedestal Mounted Cranes, Sixth Edition, March 2004, Effective Date: September 2004, API Stock No. G02C06. API Spec. 6A, Specification for Wellhead and Christmas Tree Equipment, ANSI/API Specification 6A, Nineteenth Edition, July 2004; also available as ISO 10423:2003, (Modified) Petroleum and natural gas industries—Drilling and production equipment—Wellhead and Christmas tree equipment, Effective Date: February 1, 2005; Errata 1, September 1, 2004, API Stock No. GX06A19. API Spec. 6D, Specification for Pipeline Valves, Twenty-second Edition, January 2002; also available as ISO 14313:1999, MOD, Petroleum and natural gas industries—Pipeline transportation systems—Pipeline valves, Effective Date: July 1, 2002, Proposed National Adoption, includes Annex F, March 1, 2005, API Stock No. G06D22. Reaffirmed Documents The reaffirmed documents previously incorporated by reference are: rmajette on PROD1PC67 with RULES Title of documents ACI 357R–84, Guide for the Design and Construction of Fixed Offshore Concrete Structures, 1984; reapproved 1997. API MPMS, Chapter 2—Tank Calibration, Section 2A—Measurement and Calibration of Upright Cylindrical Tanks by the Manual Tank Strapping Method, First Edition, February 1995; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. H022A1. API MPMS, Chapter 2—Tank Calibration, Section 2B—Calibration of Upright Cylindrical Tanks Using the Optical Reference Line Method, First Edition, March 1989; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. H30023. API MPMS, Chapter 4—Proving Systems, Section 6—Pulse Interpolation, Second Edition, July 1999; reaffirmed 2003, API Stock No. H06042. API MPMS, Chapter 4—Proving Systems, Section 7—Field Standard Test Measures, Second Edition, December 1998; reaffirmed October 2003, API Stock No. H04072. API MPMS, Chapter 6—Metering Assemblies, Section 1—Lease Automatic Custody Transfer (LACT) Systems, Second Edition, May 1991; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. H30121. API MPMS, Chapter 6—Metering Assemblies, Section 6—Pipeline Metering Systems, Second Edition, May 1991; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. H30126. API MPMS, Chapter 6—Metering Assemblies, Section 7—Metering Viscous Hydrocarbons, Second Edition, May 1991; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. H30127. API MPMS, Chapter 8—Sampling, Section 1—Standard Practice for Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products, Third Edition, October 1995; reaffirmed March 2006, API Stock No. H30161. API MPMS, Chapter 8—Sampling, Section 2—Standard Practice for Automatic Sampling of Liquid Petroleum and Petroleum Products, Second Edition, October 1995; reaffirmed June 2005, API Stock No. H08022. API MPMS, Chapter 10—Sediment and Water, Section 2—Determination of Water in Crude Oil by the Distillation Method, First Edition, April 1981; reaffirmed 2005, API Stock No. H30202. API MPMS, Chapter 11.1—Volume Correction Factors, Volume 1, Table 5A—Generalized Crude Oils and JP–4 Correction of Observed API Gravity to API Gravity at 60 °F, and Table 6A—Generalized Crude Oils and JP–4 Correction of Volume to 60 °F Against API Gravity at 60 °F, API Standard 2540, First Edition, August 1980; reaffirmed March 1997, API Stock No. H27000. API MPMS, Chapter 11.2.2—Compressibility Factors for Hydrocarbons: 0.350–0.637 Relative Density (60 °F/60 °F) and ¥50 °F to 140 °F Metering Temperature, Second Edition, October 1986; reaffirmed December 2002, API Stock No. H27307. API MPMS, Chapter 11—Physical Properties Data, Addendum to Section 2, Part 2—Compressibility Factors for Hydrocarbons, Correlation of Vapor Pressure for Commercial Natural Gas Liquids, First Edition, December 1994; reaffirmed December 2002, API Stock No. H27308. API MPMS, Chapter 12—Calculation of Petroleum Quantities, Section 2—Calculation of Petroleum Quantities Using Dynamic Measurement Methods and Volumetric Correction Factors, Part 1—Introduction, Second Edition, May 1995; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. 852– 12021. API MPMS, Chapter 14—Natural Gas Fluids Measurement, Section 3—Concentric, Square-Edged Orifice Meters, Part 1—General Equations and Uncertainty Guidelines, Third Edition, September 1990; reaffirmed January 2003, API Stock No. H30350. API MPMS, Chapter 14—Natural Gas Fluids Measurement, Section 3—Concentric, Square-Edged Orifice Meters, Part 3—Natural Gas Applications, Third Edition, August 1992; reaffirmed January 2003, API Stock No. H30353. API MPMS, Chapter 14.5—Calculation of Gross Heating Value, Relative Density and Compressibility Factor for Natural Gas Mixtures from Compositional Analysis, Second Edition, revised 1996; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. H14052. API MPMS, Chapter 14—Natural Gas Fluids Measurement, Section 6—Continuous Density Measurement, Second Edition, April 1991; reaffirmed February 2006, API Stock No. H30346. API MPMS, Chapter 14—Natural Gas Fluids Measurement, Section 8—Liquefied Petroleum Gas Measurement, Second Edition, July 1997; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. H14082. API MPMS, Chapter 20—Section 1—Allocation Measurement, First Edition, August 1993; reaffirmed October 2006, API Stock No. H30701. API MPMS, Chapter 21—Flow Measurement Using Electronic Metering Systems, Section 1—Electronic Gas Measurement, First Edition, August 1993; reaffirmed July 2005, API Stock No. H30730. API RP 2A–WSD, Recommended Practice for Planning, Designing and Constructing Fixed Offshore Platforms—Working Stress Design, Twenty-first Edition, December 2000; Errata and Supplement 1, December 2002; Errata and Supplement 2, October 2005, API Stock No. G2AWSD. API RP 14E, Recommended Practice for Design and Installation of Offshore Production Platform Piping Systems, Fifth Edition, October 1, 1991; reaffirmed June 2000, API Stock No. G07185. API RP 14G, Recommended Practice for Fire Prevention and Control on Open Type Offshore Production Platforms, Third Edition, December 1, 1993; reaffirmed June 2000, API Stock No. G07194. API RP 53, Recommended Practices for Blowout Prevention Equipment Systems for Drilling Wells, Third Edition, March 1997; reaffirmed September 2004, API Stock No. G53003. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:08 Mar 14, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\15MRR1.SGM 15MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 50 / Thursday, March 15, 2007 / Rules and Regulations 12091 Title of documents API RP 500, Recommended Practice for Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities Classified as Class I, Division 1 and Division 2, Second Edition, November 1997; reaffirmed November 2002, API Stock No. C50002. API RP 505, Recommended Practice for Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities Classified as Class I, Zone 0, Zone 1, and Zone 2, First Edition, November 1997; reaffirmed November 2002, API Stock No. C50501. API RP 2556, Recommended Practice for Correcting Gauge Tables for Incrustation, Second Edition, August 1993; reaffirmed November 2003, API Stock No. H25560. API Spec. 6AV1, Specification for Verification Test of Wellhead Surface Safety Valves and Underwater Safety Valves for Offshore Service, First Edition, February 1, 1996; reaffirmed January 2003, API Stock No. G06AV1. API Standard 2551, Measurement and Calibration of Horizontal Tanks, First Edition, 1965; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. H25510. API Standard 2552, USA Standard Method for Measurement and Calibration of Spheres and Spheroids, first Edition, 1966; reaffirmed February 2006, API Stock No. H25520. API Standard 2555, Method for Liquid Calibration of Tanks, First Edition, September 1966; reaffirmed March 2002; API Stock No. H25550. AWS D1.1:2000, Structural Welding Code—Steel. AWS D3.6M:1999, Specification for Underwater Welding. NACE Standard MR0175–2003, Item No. 21302, Standard Material Requirements, Metals for Sulfide Stress Cracking and Stress Corrosion Cracking Resistance in Sour Oilfield Environments. NACE Standard RP0176–2003, Item No. 21018, Standard Recommended Practice, Corrosion Control of Steel Fixed Offshore Structures Associated with Petroleum Production. Withdrawn Documents Some documents were combined as follows: API MPMS Chapter 4, sections 2 and 3 were combined; API MPMS Chapter 7, sections 2 and 3 were combined; and API MPMS Chapters 11.2.1 and 11.2.3 were combined. MMS is withdrawing six documents and replacing them with three documents as follows: Title of documents withdrawn Title of replacing documents API MPMS, Chapter 4, Section 2, Conventional Pipe Provers, Third Edition, September 2003, API Stock No. H30082. API MPMS, Chapter 4, Section 3, Small Volume Provers, First Edition, July 1988, reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. H30083. API MPMS, Chapter 7, Temperature Determination, Section 2, Dynamic Temperature Determination, Second Edition, March 1995, API Stock No. H07022. API MPMS, Chapter 7, Section 3, Static Temperature Determination Using Portable Electronic Thermometers, First Edition, July 1985, reaffirmed May 1996, API Stock No. H30143. API MPMS, Chapter 11.2.1, Compressibility Factors for Hydrocarbons: 0–90 ° API Gravity Range, First Edition, August 1984; reaffirmed May 1996, API Stock No. H27300. API MPMS, Chapter 11.2.3, Water Calibration of Volumetric Provers, First Edition, August 1984; reaffirmed May 1996, API Stock No. H27310. API MPMS, Chapter 4—Proving Systems, Section 2—Displacement Provers, Third Edition, September 2003, API Stock No. H04023. The purpose of this final rule is to incorporate the revision of some documents previously incorporated by reference into MMS regulations, and to acknowledge the reaffirmation of other documents previously incorporated by reference into MMS regulations. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with RULES Procedural Matters Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Order (E.O.) 12866) This final rule is not a significant rule as determined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and is not subject to review under E.O. 12866. (1) The final rule will not have an annual effect of $100 million or more on the economy. It will not adversely affect in a material way the economy, productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, public health or safety, or State, local, or tribal governments or communities. This final rule will not have any new requirements. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:08 Mar 14, 2007 Jkt 211001 API MPMS, Chapter 7—Temperature Determination, Measurement Coordination, First Edition, June 2001, API Stock No. H07001. MPMS Measurement Standards Chapter 11.1, Volume Correction Factors, Volume 1 * * * First Edition, August 1980; reaffirmed March 1997, API Stock No. H27000. (2) The final rule will not create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an action taken or planned by another agency because it does not affect how lessees or operators interact with other agencies, nor does it affect how MMS will interact with other agencies. (3) The final rule will not alter the budgetary effects or entitlements, grants, user fees, or loan programs, or the rights or obligations of their recipients. The changes in this final rule will not impose undue cost on the offshore oil and gas industry. (4) The final rule will not raise novel legal or policy issues. Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) The Department certifies that this final rule will not have a significant economic effect on a substantial number of small entities under the RFA (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.). PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The changes proposed in this final rule would affect lessees and operators of leases and pipeline right-of-way holders on the OCS. This could include about 130 active Federal oil and gas lessees. Small lessees that operate under this rule fall under the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes 211111, Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction, and 213111, Drilling Oil and Gas Wells. For these NAICS code classifications, a small company is one with fewer than 500 employees. Based on these criteria, an estimated 70 percent of these companies are considered small. This final rule, therefore would affect a substantial number of small entities. The changes proposed in the rule will not have a significant economic effect on a substantial number of small entities because it will not impose undue cost E:\FR\FM\15MRR1.SGM 15MRR1 12092 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 50 / Thursday, March 15, 2007 / Rules and Regulations or burden on the offshore oil and gas industry. Your comments are important. The Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and 10 Regional Fairness boards were established to receive comments from small businesses about Federal agency enforcement actions. The Ombudsman will annually evaluate the enforcement activities and rate each agency’s responsiveness to small businesses. If you wish to comment on the actions of MMS, call 1–888–734–3247. You may comment to the Small Business Administration without fear of retaliation. Disciplinary action for retaliation by an MMS employee may include suspension or termination from employment with the DOI. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) This final rule is not a major rule under the SBREFA (5 U.S.C. 804(2)). This final rule: a. Will not have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more. The only costs will be the purchase of the new document and minor revisions to some operating and maintenance procedures. b. Will not cause a major increase in costs or prices for consumers, individual industries, Federal, State, or local government agencies, or geographic regions. c. Will not have significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or the ability of U.S.-based enterprises to compete with foreign-based enterprises. Leasing on the U.S. OCS is limited to residents of the U.S. or companies incorporated in the U.S. This final rule will not change that requirement. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with RULES Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) This final rule will not impose an unfunded mandate on State, local, and tribal governments or the private sector of more than $100 million per year. The rule will not have a significant or unique effect on State, local, or tribal governments or the private sector. A statement containing the information required by the UMRA (2 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) is not required. This is because the rule will not affect State, local, or tribal governments, and the effect on the private sector is small. Takings Implication Assessment (Executive Order 12630) This final rule is not a governmental action capable of interference with VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:08 Mar 14, 2007 Jkt 211001 constitutionally protected property rights. Thus, MMS did not need to prepare a Takings Implication Assessment according to E.O. 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. b. Is not likely to have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy, and c. Has not been designated by the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, as a significant energy action. Federalism (Executive Order 13132) With respect to E.O. 13132, this final rule will not have federalism implications. This rule will not substantially and directly affect the relationship between the Federal and State governments. To the extent that State and local governments have a role in OCS activities, this rule will not affect that role. Consultation with Indian Tribes (Executive Order 13175) Civil Justice Reform (Executive Order 12988) With respect to E.O. 12988, the Office of the Solicitor has determined that the final rule will not unduly burden the judicial system and will meet the requirements of sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of the Order. Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 The Department of the Interior has determined that this regulation does not contain information collection requirements pursuant to PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). The MMS will not be submitting an information collection request to OMB. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 This rule does not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. MMS has analyzed this rule under the criteria of the NEPA and 516 Departmental Manual 6, Appendix 10.4C(1). MMS completed a Categorical Exclusion Review for this action and concluded that ‘‘the rulemaking does not represent an exception to the established criteria for categorical exclusion; therefore, preparation of an environmental analysis or environmental impact statement will not be required.’’ Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use (Executive Order 13211) Executive Order 13211 requires the agency to prepare a Statement of Energy Effects when it takes a regulatory action that is identified as a significant energy action. This rule is not a significant energy action, and therefore will not require a Statement of Energy Effects, because it: a. Is not a significant regulatory action under E.O. 12866, PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Under the criteria in E.O. 13175, we have evaluated this rule and determined that it has no potential effects on federally recognized Indian tribes. There are no Indian or tribal lands on the OCS. List of Subjects in 30 CFR Part 250 Continental shelf, Environmental impact statements, Environmental protection, Government contracts, Incorporation by reference, Investigations, Oil and gas exploration, Penalties, Pipelines, Public lands— mineral resources, Public lands—rightsof-way, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: February 5, 2007. C. Stephen Allred, Assistant Secretary—Land and Minerals Management. For the reasons stated in the preamble, Minerals Management Service (MMS) amends 30 CFR part 250 as follows: I PART 250—OIL AND GAS AND SULPHUR OPERATIONS IN THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF 1. The authority citation for Part 250 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq., 31 U.S.C. 9701. 2. In § 250.108, revise paragraph (c) to read as follows: I § 250.108 What requirements must I follow for cranes and other material-handling equipment? * * * * * (c) If a fixed platform is installed after March 17, 2003, all cranes on the platform must meet the requirements of American Petroleum Institute Specification for Offshore Pedestal Mounted Cranes (API Spec 2C), incorporated by reference as specified in 30 CFR 250.198. * * * * * I 3. In § 250.198, revise the table in paragraph (e) to read as follows: § 250.198 Documents incorporated by reference. * * * (e) * * * E:\FR\FM\15MRR1.SGM 15MRR1 * * Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 50 / Thursday, March 15, 2007 / Rules and Regulations rmajette on PROD1PC67 with RULES Title of documents Incorporated by reference at ACI Standard 318–95, Building Code Requirements for Reinforced Concrete (ACI 318–95) and Commentary (ACI 318R–95). ACI 357R–84, Guide for the Design and Construction of Fixed Offshore Concrete Structures, 1984; reapproved 1997. ANSI/AISC 360–05, Specification for Structural Steel Buildings, March 9, 2005 .......................... ANSI/ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section I, Rules for Construction of Power Boilers; including Appendices 2004 Edition; and July 1, 2005 Addenda, Rules for Construction of Power Boilers, by ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee Subcommittee on Power Boilers; and all Section I Interpretations Volume 55. ANSI/ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IV, Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers; including Appendices 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and Non-mandatory Appendices B, C, D, E, F, H, I, K, L, and M, and the Guide to Manufacturers Data Report Forms, 2004 Edition; July 1, 2005 Addenda, Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers, by ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee Subcommittee on Heating Boilers; and all Section IV Interpretations Volume 55. ANSI/ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels; Divisions 1 and 2, 2004 Edition; July 1, 2005 Addenda, Divisions 1 and 2, Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels, by ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee Subcommittee on Pressure Vessels; and all Section VIII Interpretations Volumes 54 and 55. ANSI/ASME B 16.5–2003, Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings ...................................................... ANSI/ASME B 31.8–2003, Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems ........................... ANSI/ASME SPPE–1–1994 and SPPE–1d–1996 Addenda, Quality Assurance and Certification of Safety and Pollution Prevention Equipment Used in Offshore Oil and Gas Operations. ANSI Z88.2–1992, American National Standard for Respiratory Protection .................................. API 510, Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-Service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration, Downstream Segment, Ninth Edition, June 2006, API Stock No. C51009. API MPMS, Chapter 1—Vocabulary, Second Edition, July 1994, API Stock No. H01002 ............ API MPMS, Chapter 2—Tank Calibration, Section 2A—Measurement and Calibration of Upright Cylindrical Tanks by the Manual Tank Strapping Method, First Edition, February 1995; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. H022A1. API MPMS, Chapter 2—Tank Calibration, Section 2B—Calibration of Upright Cylindrical Tanks Using the Optical Reference Line Method, First Edition, March 1989; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. H30023. API MPMS, Chapter 3—Tank Gauging, Section 1A—Standard Practice for the Manual Gauging of Petroleum and Petroleum Products, Second Edition, August 2005, API Stock No. H301A02. API MPMS, Chapter 3—Tank Gauging, Section 1B—Standard Practice for Level Measurement of Liquid Hydrocarbons in Stationary Tanks by Automatic Tank Gauging, Second Edition, June 2001, API Stock No. H301B2. API MPMS, Chapter 4—Proving Systems, Section 1—Introduction, Third Edition, February 2005, API Stock No. H04013. API MPMS, Chapter 4—Proving Systems, Section 2—Displacement Provers, Third Edition, September 2003, API Stock No. H04023. API MPMS, Chapter 4—Proving Systems, Section 4—Tank Provers, Second Edition, May 1998, API Stock No. H04042. API MPMS, Chapter 4—Proving Systems, Section 5—Master-Meter Provers, Second Edition, May 2000, API Stock No. H04052. API MPMS, Chapter 4—Proving Systems, Section 6—Pulse Interpolation, Second Edition, July 1999; reaffirmed 2003, API Stock No. H06042. API MPMS, Chapter 4—Proving Systems, Section 7—Field Standard Test Measures, Second Edition, December 1998; reaffirmed 2003, API Stock No. H04072. API MPMS, Chapter 5—Metering, Section 1—General Considerations for Measurement by Meters, Measurement Coordination Department, Fourth Edition, September 2005, API Stock No. H05014. API MPMS, Chapter 5—Metering, Section 2—Measurement of Liquid Hydrocarbons by Displacement Meters, Third Edition, September 2005, API Stock No. H05023. API MPMS Chapter 5—Metering, Section 3—Measurement of Liquid Hydrocarbons by Turbine Meters, Fifth Edition, September 2005, API Stock No. H05035. API MPMS, Chapter 5—Metering, Section 4—Accessory Equipment for Liquid Meters, Fourth Edition, September 2005, API Stock No. H05044. API MPMS, Chapter 5—Metering, Section 5—Fidelity and Security of Flow Measurement Pulsed-Data Transmission Systems, Second Edition, August 2005, API Stock No. H50502. API MPMS, Chapter 6—Metering Assemblies, Section 1—Lease Automatic Custody Transfer (LACT) Systems, Second Edition, May 1991; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. H30121. API MPMS, Chapter 6—Metering Assemblies, Section 6—Pipeline Metering Systems, Second Edition, May 1991; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. H30126. API MPMS, Chapter 6—Metering Assemblies, Section 7—Metering Viscous Hydrocarbons, Second Edition, May 1991; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. H30127. API MPMS, Chapter 7—Temperature Determination, Measurement Coordination, First Edition, June 2001, API Stock No. H07001. API MPMS, Chapter 8—Sampling, Section 1—Standard Practice for Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products, Third Edition, October 1995; reaffirmed March 2006, API Stock No. H30161. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:08 Mar 14, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00063 12093 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 § 250.901(a)(1). § 250.901(a)(2). § 250.901(a)(3). § 250.803(b)(1), (b)(1)(i). (b)(1)(i); § 250.1629(b)(1), § 250.803(b)(1), (b)(1)(i). (b)(1)(i); § 250.1629(b)(1), § 250.803(b)(1), (b)(1)(i). (b)(1)(i); § 250.1629(b)(1), § 250.1002(b)(2). § 250.1002(a). § 250.806(a)(2)(i). § 250.490(g)(4)(iv), (j)(13)(ii). § 250.803(b)(1); § 250.1629(b)(1). § 250.1201. § 250.1202(l)(4). § 250.1202(l)(4). § 250.1202(l)(4). § 250.1202(l)(4). § 250.1202(a)(3), (f)(1). § 250.1202(a)(3), (f)(1). § 250.1202(a)(3), (f)(1). § 250.1202(a)(3), (f)(1). § 250.1202(a)(3), (f)(1). § 250.1202(a)(3), (f)(1). § 250.1202(a)(3). § 250.1202(a)(3). § 250.1202(a)(3). § 250.1202(a)(3). § 250.1202(a)(3). § 250.1202(a)(3). § 250.1202(a)(3). § 250.1202(a)(3). § 250.1202(a)(3), (l)(4). § 250.1202(b)(4)(i), (l)(4). E:\FR\FM\15MRR1.SGM 15MRR1 12094 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 50 / Thursday, March 15, 2007 / Rules and Regulations rmajette on PROD1PC67 with RULES Title of documents Incorporated by reference at API MPMS, Chapter 8—Sampling, Section 2—Standard Practice for Automatic Sampling of Liquid Petroleum and Petroleum Products, Second Edition, October 1995; reaffirmed June 2005, API Stock No. H08022. API MPMS, Chapter 9—Density Determination, Section 1—Standard Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), or API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Liquid Petroleum Products by Hydrometer Method, Second Edition, December 2002; reaffirmed October 2005, API Stock No. H09012. API MPMS, Chapter 9—Density Determination, Section 2—Standard Test Method for Density or Relative Density of Light Hydrocarbons by Pressure Hydrometer, Second Edition, March 2003, API Stock No. H09022. API MPMS, Chapter 10—Sediment and Water, Section 1—Standard Test Method for Sediment in Crude Oils and Fuel Oils by the Extraction Method, Second Edition, October 2002, API Stock No. H10012. API MPMS, Chapter 10—Sediment and Water, Section 2—Determination of Water in Crude Oil by Distillation Method, First Edition, April 1981; reaffirmed 2005, API Stock No. H30202. API MPMS, Chapter 10—Sediment and Water, Section 3—Standard Test Method for Water and Sediment in Crude Oil by the Centrifuge Method (Laboratory Procedure), Second Edition, May 2003, API Stock No. H10032. API MPMS, Chapter 10—Sediment and Water, Section 4—Determination of Water and/or Sediment in Crude Oil by the Centrifuge Method (Field Procedure), Third Edition, December 1999, API Stock No. H10043. API MPMS, Chapter 10—Sediment and Water, Section 9—Standard Test Method for Water in Crude Oils by Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration, Second Edition, December 2002; reaffirmed 2005, API Stock No. H10092. API MPMS, Chapter 11.1—Volume Correction Factors, Volume 1, Table 5A—Generalized Crude Oils and JP–4 Correction of Observed API Gravity to API Gravity at 60°F, and Table 6A—Generalized Crude Oils and JP–4 Correction of Volume to 60°F Against API Gravity at 60°F, API Standard 2540, First Edition, August 1980; reaffirmed March 1997, API Stock No. H27000. API MPMS, Chapter 11.2.2—Compressibility Factors for Hydrocarbons: 0.350–0.637 Relative Density (60°F/60°F) and ¥50°F to 140°F Metering Temperature, Second Edition, October 1986; reaffirmed December 2002, API Stock No. H27307. API MPMS, Chapter 11—Physical Properties Data, Addendum to Section 2, Part 2—Compressibility Factors for Hydrocarbons, Correlation of Vapor Pressure for Commercial Natural Gas Liquids, First Edition, December 1994; reaffirmed December 2002, API Stock No. H27308. API MPMS, Chapter 12—Calculation of Petroleum Quantities, Section 2—Calculation of Petroleum Quantities Using Dynamic Measurement Methods and Volumetric Correction Factors, Part 1—Introduction, Second Edition, May 1995; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. 852– 12021. API MPMS, Chapter 12—Calculation of Petroleum Quantities, Section 2—Calculation of Petroleum Quantities Using Dynamic Measurement Methods and Volumetric Correction Factors, Part 2—Measurement Tickets, Third Edition, June 2003, API Stock No. H12223. API MPMS, Chapter 14—Natural Gas Fluids Measurement, Section 3—Concentric, SquareEdged Orifice Meters, Part 1—General Equations and Uncertainty Guidelines, Third Edition, September 1990; reaffirmed January 2003, API Stock No. H30350. API MPMS, Chapter 14—Natural Gas Fluids Measurement, Section 3—Concentric, SquareEdged Orifice Meters, Part 2—Specification and Installation Requirements, Fourth Edition, April 2000; reaffirmed March 2006, API Stock No. H30351. API MPMS, Chapter 14—Natural Gas Fluids Measurement, Section 3—Concentric, SquareEdged Orifice Meters, Part 3—Natural Gas Applications, Third Edition, August 1992; reaffirmed January 2003, API Stock No. H30353. API MPMS, Chapter 14.5—Calculation of Gross Heating Value, Relative Density and Compressibility Factor for Natural Gas Mixtures from Compositional Analysis, Second Edition, revised 1996; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. H14052. API MPMS, Chapter 14—Natural Gas Fluids Measurement, Section 6—Continuous Density Measurement, Second Edition, April 1991; reaffirmed February 2006, API Stock No. H30346. API MPMS, Chapter 14—Natural Gas Fluids Measurement, Section 8—Liquefied Petroleum Gas Measurement, Second Edition, July 1997; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. H14082. API MPMS, Chapter 20—Section 1—Allocation Measurement, First Edition, August 1993; reaffirmed October 2006, API Stock No. H30701. API MPMS, Chapter 21—Flow Measurement Using Electronic Metering Systems, Section 1— Electronic Gas Measurement, First Edition, August 1993; reaffirmed July 2005, API Stock No. H30730. API RP 2A–WSD, Recommended Practice for Planning, Designing and Constructing Fixed Offshore Platforms—Working Stress Design, Twenty-first Edition, December 2000; Errata and Supplement 1, December 2002; Errata and Supplement 2, October 2005, API Stock No. G2AWSD. API RP 2D, Recommended Practice for Operation and Maintenance of Offshore Cranes, Fifth Edition, June 2003, API Stock No. G02D05. API RP 2FPS, Recommended Practice for Planning, Designing, and Constructing Floating Production Systems, First Edition, March 2001, API Stock No. G2FPS1. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:08 Mar 14, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 § 250.1202(a)(3), (l)(4). § 250.1202(a)(3), (l)(4). § 250.1202(a)(3), (l)(4). § 250.1202(a)(3), (l)(4). § 250.1202(a)(3), (l)(4). § 250.1202(a)(3), (l)(4). § 250.1202(a)(3), (l)(4). § 250.1202(a)(3), (l)(4). § 250.1202(a)(3), (g)(3), (l)(4). § 250.1202(a)(3), (g)(4). § 250.1202(a)(3). § 250.1202(a)(3), (g)(1), (g)(2). § 250.1202(a)(3), (g)(1), (g)(2) § 250.1203(b)(2). § 250.1203(b)(2). § 250.1203(b)(2). § 250.1203(b)(2). § 250.1203(b)(2). § 250.1203(b)(2). § 250.1202(k)(1). § 250.1203(b)(4). § 250.901(a)(4); § 250.908(a); § 250.920(a), (b), (c), (e). § 250.108(a). § 250.901(a)(5). E:\FR\FM\15MRR1.SGM 15MRR1 12095 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 50 / Thursday, March 15, 2007 / Rules and Regulations Title of documents Incorporated by reference at rmajette on PROD1PC67 with RULES API RP 2RD, Recommended Practice for Design of Risers for Floating Production Systems (FPSs) and Tension-Leg Platforms (TLPs), First Edition, June 1998; reaffirmed May 2006, API Stock No. G02RD1. API RP 2SK, Recommended Practice for Design and Analysis of Stationkeeping Systems for Floating Structures, Third Edition, October 2005, API Stock No. G2SK03. API RP 2SM, Recommended Practice for Design, Manufacture, Installation, and Maintenance of Synthetic Fiber Ropes for Offshore Mooring, First Edition, March 2001, API Stock No. G02SM1. API RP 2T, Recommended Practice for Planning, Designing, and Constructing Tension Leg Platforms, Second Edition, August 1997, API Stock No. G02T02. API RP 14B, Recommended Practice for Design, Installation, Repair and Operation of Subsurface Safety Valve Systems, Fifth Edition, October 2005, also available as ISO 10417: 2004, (Identical) Petroleum and natural gas industries—Subsurface safety valve systems— Design, installation, operation and redress, API Stock No. GX14B05. API RP 14C, Recommended Practice for Analysis, Design, Installation, and Testing of Basic Surface Safety Systems for Offshore Production Platforms, Seventh Edition, March 2001, API Stock No. C14C07. API RP 14E, Recommended Practice for Design and Installation of Offshore Production Platform Piping Systems, Fifth Edition, October 1, 1991; reaffirmed June 2000, API Stock No. G07185. API RP 14F, Recommended Practice for Design and Installation of Electrical Systems for Fixed and Floating Offshore Petroleum Facilities for Unclassified and Class I, Division 1 and Division 2 Locations, Fourth Edition, June 1999, API Stock No. G14F04. API RP 14FZ, Recommended Practice for Design and Installation of Electrical Systems for Fixed and Floating Offshore Petroleum Facilities for Unclassified and Class I, Zone 0, Zone 1 and Zone 2 Locations, First Edition, September 2001, API Stock No. G14FZ1. API RP 14G, Recommended Practice for Fire Prevention and Control on Open Type Offshore Production Platforms, Third Edition, December 1, 1993; reaffirmed June 2000, API Stock No. G07194. API RP 14H, Recommended Practice for Installation, Maintenance, and Repair of Surface Safety Valves and Underwater Safety Valves Offshore, Fourth Edition, July 1, 1994, API Stock No. G14H04. API RP 14J, Recommended Practice for Design and Hazards Analysis for Offshore Production Facilities, Second Edition, May 2001, API Stock No. G14J02. API RP 53, Recommended Practices for Blowout Prevention Equipment Systems for Drilling Wells, Third Edition, March 1997; reaffirmed September 2004, API Stock No. G53003. API RP 65, Recommended Practice for Cementing Shallow Water Flow Zones in Deep Water Wells, First Edition, September 2002, API Stock No. G56001. API RP 500, Recommended Practice for Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities Classified as Class I, Division 1 and Division 2, Second Edition, November 1997; reaffirmed November 2002, API Stock No. C50002. API RP 505, Recommended Practice for Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities Classified as Class I, Zone 0, Zone 1, and Zone 2, First Edition, November 1997; reaffirmed November 2002, API Stock No. C50501. API RP 2556, Recommended Practice for Correcting Gauge Tables for Incrustation, Second Edition, August 1993; reaffirmed November 2003, API Stock No. H25560. API Spec. Q1, Specification for Quality Programs for the Petroleum, Petrochemical and Natural Gas Industry, ANSI/API Specification Q1, Seventh Edition, June 15, 2003; also available as ISO/TS 29001, Effective Date: December 15, 2003, API Stock No. GQ1007. API Spec. 2C, Specification for Offshore Pedestal Mounted Cranes, Sixth Edition, March 2004, Effective Date: September 2004, API Stock No. G02C06. API Spec. 6A, Specification for Wellhead and Christmas Tree Equipment, ANSI/API Specification 6A, Nineteenth Edition, July 2004; also available as ISO 10423:2003, (Modified) Petroleum and natural gas industries—Drilling and production equipment—Wellhead and Christmas tree equipment, Effective Date: February 1, 2005; Errata 1, September 1, 2004, API Stock No. GX06A19. API Spec. 6AV1, Specification for Verification Test of Wellhead Surface Safety Valves and Underwater Safety Valves for Offshore Service, First Edition, February 1, 1996; reaffirmed January 2003, API Stock No. G06AV1. API Spec. 6D, Specification for Pipeline Valves, Twenty-second Edition, January 2002; also available as ISO 14313:1999, MOD, Petroleum and natural gas industries—Pipeline transportation systems—Pipeline valves, Effective Date: July 1, 2002, Proposed National Adoption, includes Annex F, March 1, 2005, API Stock No. G06D22. API Spec. 14A, Specification for Subsurface Safety Valve Equipment, Tenth Edition, November 2000; also available as ISO 10432:1999, Petroleum and natural gas industries—Downhole equipment—Subsurface safety valve equipment, Effective Date: May 15, 2001, API Stock No. GG14A10. API Spec. 17J, Specification for Unbonded Flexible Pipe, Second Edition, November 1999; Errata dated May 25, 2001; Addendum 1, June 2003, Effective Date: December 2002, API Stock No. G17J02. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:08 Mar 14, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 § 250.800(b)(2); § 250.1002(b)(5). § 250.901(a)(6); § 250.800(b)(3); § 250.901(a)(7). § 250.901(a)(8). § 250.901(a)(9). § 250.801(e)(4); § 250.804(a)(1)(i). § 250.125(a); § 250.292(j); § 250.802(b), (e)(2); § 250.803(a), (b)(2)(i), (b)(4), (b)(5)(i), (b)(7), (b)(9)(v), (c)(2); § 250.804(a), (a)(6); § 250.1002(d); § 250.1004(b)(9); § 250.1628(c), (d)(2); § 250.1629(b)(2), (b)(4)(v); § 250.1630(a). § 250.802(e)(3); § 250.1628(b)(2), (d)(3). § 250.114(c); § 250.1629(b)(4)(v). § 250.803(b)(9)(v); § 250.114(c); § 250.1629(b)(4)(v). § 250.803(b)(9)(v); § 250.803(b)(8), (b)(4)(v). (b)(9)(v); § 250.1629(b)(3), § 250.802(d); § 250.804(a)(5). § 250.800(b)(1); § 250.901(a)(10). § 250.442(c); § 250.446(a). § 250.198; § 250.415(e). § 250.114(a); § 250.459; § 250.802(e)(4)(i); § 250.803(b)(9)(i); § 250.1628(b)(3), (d)(4)(i); § 250.1629(b)(4)(i). § 250.114(a); § 250.459; § 250.802(e)(4)(i); § 250.803(b)(9)(i); § 250.1628(b)(3), (d)(4)(i); § 250.1629(b)(4)(i). § 250.1202(l)(4). § 250.806(a)(2)(ii). § 250.108(c), (d). § 250.806(a)(3); § 250.1002 (b)(1), (b)(2). § 250.806(a)(3). § 250.1002(b)(1). § 250.806(a)(3). § 250.803(b)(2)(iii); § 250.1007(a)(4). E:\FR\FM\15MRR1.SGM 15MRR1 § 250.1002(b)(4); 12096 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 50 / Thursday, March 15, 2007 / Rules and Regulations Title of documents Incorporated by reference at API Standard 2551, Measurement and Calibration of Horizontal Tanks, First Edition, 1965; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. H25510. API Standard 2552, USA Standard Method for Measurement and Calibration of Spheres and Spheroids, First Edition, 1966; reaffirmed February 2006, API Stock No. H25520. API Standard 2555, Method for Liquid Calibration of Tanks, First Edition, September 1966; reaffirmed March 2002; API Stock No. H25550. ASTM Standard C 33–99a, Standard Specification for Concrete Aggregates ............................... ASTM Standard C 94/C 94M–99, Standard Specification for Ready-Mixed Concrete .................. ASTM Standard C 150–99, Standard Specification for Portland Cement ...................................... ASTM Standard C 330–99, Standard Specification for Lightweight Aggregates for Structural Concrete. ASTM Standard C 595–98, Standard Specification for Blended Hydraulic Cements .................... AWS D1.1:2000, Structural Welding Code—Steel ......................................................................... AWS D1.4–98, Structural Welding Code—Reinforcing Steel ......................................................... AWS D3.6M:1999, Specification for Underwater Welding .............................................................. NACE Standard MR0175–2003, Item No. 21302, Standard Material Requirements, Metals for Sulfide Stress Cracking and Stress Corrosion Cracking Resistance in Sour Oilfield Environments. NACE Standard RP0176–2003, Item No. 21018, Standard Recommended Practice, Corrosion Control of Steel Fixed Offshore Structures Associated with Petroleum Production. § 250.1202(l)(4). 4. Section 250.490(p)(2) is revised to read as follows: amended by revising the first sentence to read as follows: 7. In § 250.803, revise the last sentence in paragraph (b)(1), to read as follows: I § 250.490 I Hydrogen sulfide. * * * * * (p) * * * (2) Use BOP system components, wellhead, pressure-control equipment, and related equipment exposed to H2Sbearing fluids in conformance with NACE Standard MR0175–03 (incorporated by reference as specified in § 250.198). I 5. In § 250.801, revise paragraph (e)(4) to read as follows: § 250.801 Subsurface safety devices. * * * * * (e) * * * (4) All SSSV’s must be inspected, installed, maintained, and tested in accordance with American Petroleum Institute Recommended Practice 14B, Recommended Practice for Design, Installation, Repair, and Operation of Subsurface Safety Valve Systems (incorporated by reference as specified in § 250.198). * * * * * I 6. In § 250.802, paragraph (d), the first sentence is revised to read as follows: § 250.802 Design, installation, and operation of surface production-safety systems. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with RULES * * * * * (d) Use of SSVs and USVs. All SSVs and USVs must be inspected, installed, maintained, and tested in accordance with API RP 14H, Recommended Practice for Installation, Maintenance, and Repair of Surface Safety Valves and Underwater Safety Valves Offshore (incorporated by reference as specified in § 250.198). * * * * * * * * VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:08 Mar 14, 2007 Jkt 211001 § 250.803 Additional production system requirements. * * * * * (b) * * * (1) * * * Pressure and fired vessels must have maintenance inspection, rating, repair, and alteration performed in accordance with the applicable provisions of API Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-Service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration, API 510 (except Sections 6.5 and 8.5) (incorporated by reference as specified in § 250.198). * * * * * I 8. In § 250.806, revise paragraph (a)(2)(ii) to read as follows: § 250.806 Safety and pollution prevention equipment quality assurance requirements. (a) * * * (2) * * * (ii) API Spec Q1, Specification for Quality Programs for the Petroleum, Petrochemical and Natural Gas Industry (incorporated by reference as specified in § 250.198). * * * * * I 9. In § 250.901, revise paragraph (a)(3) to read as follows: § 250.901 What industry standard must your platform meet? (a) * * * (3) ANSI/AISC 360–05, Specification for Structural Steel Buildings, (incorporated by reference as specified in § 250.198); * * * * * I 10. In § 250.1002, paragraph (a) is amended by revising the first sentence following the formula and (b)(2) is PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 § 250.1202(l)(4). § 250.1202(l)(4). § 250.901(a)(11). § 250.901(a)(12). § 250.901(a)(13). § 250.901(a)(14). § 250.901(a)(15). § 250.901(a)(16). § 250.901(a)(17). § 250.901(a)(18). § 250.901(a)(19), § 250.490(p)(2). § 250.901(a)(20). § 250.1002 pipelines. Design requirements for DOI (a) * * * For limitations see section 841.121 of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) B31.8 (incorporated by reference as specified in 30 CFR 250.198) where—* * * (b)(1)* * * (2) Pipeline flanges and flange accessories shall meet the minimum design requirements of ANSI B16.5, API Spec 6A, or the equivalent (incorporated by reference as specified in 30 CFR 250.198). * * * * * * * * 11. In § 250.1629, revise the last sentence in paragraph (b) to read as follows: I § 250.1629 Additional production and fuel gas system requirements. * * * * * (b) * * * Pressure and fired vessels must have maintenance inspection, rating, repair, and alteration performed in accordance with the applicable provisions of the American Petroleum Institute’s Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-Service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration, API 510 (except §§ 6.5 and 8.5) (incorporated by reference as specified in § 250.198). * * * * * [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service

30 CFR Part 250

RIN 1010-AD24


Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations in the Outer Continental 
Shelf--Update of New and Reaffirmed Documents Incorporated by Reference

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule incorporates 33 new editions and 37 reaffirmed 
editions of documents previously incorporated by reference in 
regulations governing oil and gas and sulphur operations in the Outer 
Continental Shelf (OCS). The new and reaffirmed editions of these 
documents will ensure that lessees use the best and safest technologies 
available while operating in the OCS. The final rule also updates 
citations for documents that were incorporated by reference in recent 
final rules.

DATES: Effective Date: April 16, 2007. The incorporation by reference 
of publications listed in the regulation is approved by the Director of 
the Federal Register as of April 16, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wilbon Rhome at (703) 787-1587.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MMS uses standards, specifications, and 
recommended practices developed by standard-setting organizations and 
the oil and gas industry as a means of establishing requirements for 
activities on the OCS. This practice, known as incorporation by 
reference, allows us to incorporate the provisions of technical 
standards into the regulations. The legal effect of incorporation by 
reference is that the material is treated as if the entire document 
were published in the Federal Register. This material, like any other 
properly issued regulation, then has the force and effect of law. We 
hold operators/lessees accountable for complying with the documents 
incorporated by reference in our regulations. We currently incorporate 
by reference 93 private sector consensus standards into the offshore 
operating regulations.
    The regulations at 1 CFR part 51 govern how we and other Federal 
agencies incorporate various documents by reference. Agencies may only 
incorporate a document by reference by publishing the document title 
and affirmation/reaffirmation date in the Federal Register. Agencies 
must also gain approval from the Director of the Federal Register for 
each publication incorporated by reference. Incorporation by reference 
of a document or publication is limited to the specific edition, 
supplement, or addendum cited in the regulations.
    Under 5 U.S.C. 553, MMS may update documents without an opportunity 
for public comment when we determine that the revisions to a document 
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in safety improvements, or represent new industry standard technology 
and do not impose undue cost or burden on the affected parties. 
Accordingly, this final rule incorporates the new editions of 33 
documents and 37 reaffirmed documents previously incorporated by 
reference in regulations governing oil and gas and sulphur operations 
in the OCS. These new and reaffirmed documents will ensure that lessees 
use the best and safest technologies available while operating in the 
OCS.
    The MMS has reviewed these documents and determined the new 
editions must be incorporated into the regulations to ensure the use of 
the best and safest technologies. Our review shows that changes between 
the old and new editions result in safety improvements, or represent 
new industry standard technology and will not impose undue cost or 
burden on the offshore oil and gas industry. The old editions are not 
readily available to the affected parties because they are out of 
publication; therefore, we are amending our regulations to incorporate 
the updated editions according to the authority in 30 CFR 
250.198(a)(2). We are also amending those sections of the regulations 
where the title of the document has changed.
    In this final rule, reaffirmed means an action taken by the API 
standards committee, normally within a 5-year timeframe, confirming 
that the information contained within the standard is still applicable 
and requires no change at this time. Additionally, the edition number 
and date of the standard does not change as a result of reaffirmation 
by the standards committee.

Revised Editions

    The revised editions of the documents previously incorporated by 
reference are:

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                           Title of documents
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ANSI/AISC 360-05, Specification for Reinforced Steel Buildings, March 9,
 2005.
ANSI/ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section I, Rules for
 Construction of Power Boilers; including Appendices 2004 Edition; and
 July 1, 2005 Addenda, Rules for Construction of Power Boilers, by ASME
 Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee Subcommittee on Power Boilers; and
 all Section I Interpretations Volume 55.
ANSI/ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IV, Rules for
 Construction of Heating Boilers; including Appendices 1, 2, 3, 5, 6,
 and Non-mandatory Appendices B, C, D, E, F, H, I, K, L, and M, and the
 Guide to Manufacturers Data Report Forms, 2004 Edition; July 1, 2005
 Addenda, Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers, by ASME Boiler and
 Pressure Vessel Committee Subcommittee on Heating Boilers; and all
 Section IV Interpretations Volume 55.
ANSI/ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Rules for
 Construction of Pressure Vessels; Divisions 1 and 2, 2004 Edition; July
 1, 2005 Addenda, Divisions 1 and 2, Rules for Construction of Pressure
 Vessels, by ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee Subcommittee on
 Pressure Vessels; and all Section VIII Interpretations Volumes 54 and
 55.
ANSI/ASME B 16.5-2003, Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings.
ANSI/ASME B 31.8-2003, Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems.
API 510, Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-Service Inspection, Rating,
 Repair, and Alteration, Downstream Segment, Ninth Edition, June 2006,
 API Stock No. C51009.
API MPMS, Chapter 3-Tank Gauging, Section 1A--Standard Practice for the
 Manual Gauging of Petroleum and Petroleum Products, Second Edition,
 August 2005, API Stock No. H301A02.
API MPMS, Chapter 3-Tank Gauging, Section 1B--Standard Practice for
 Level Measurement of Liquid Hydrocarbons in Stationary Tanks by
 Automatic Tank Gauging, Second Edition, June 2001, API Stock No.
 H301B2.
API MPMS, Chapter 4--Proving Systems, Section 1--Introduction, Third
 Edition, February 2005, API Stock No. H04013.
API MPMS, Chapter 4--Proving Systems, Section 2--Displacement Provers,
 Third Edition, September 2003, API Stock No. H04023.
API MPMS, Chapter 4--Proving Systems, Section 4--Tank Provers, Second
 Edition, May 1998, API Stock No. H04042.
API MPMS, Chapter 4--Proving Systems, Section 5--Master-Meter Provers,
 Second Edition, May 2000, API Stock No. H04052.
API MPMS, Chapter 5--Metering, Section 1--General Considerations for
 Measurement by Meters, Measurement Coordination Department, Fourth
 Edition, September 2005, API Stock No. H05014.
API MPMS, Chapter 5--Metering, Section 2--Measurement of Liquid
 Hydrocarbons by Displacement Meters, Third Edition, September 2005, API
 Stock No. H05023.
API MPMS Chapter 5--Metering, Section 3--Measurement of Liquid
 Hydrocarbons by Turbine Meters, Fifth Edition, September 2005, API
 Stock No. H05035.
API MPMS, Chapter 5--Metering, Section 4--Accessory Equipment for Liquid
 Meters, Fourth Edition, September 2005, API Stock No. H05044.
API MPMS, Chapter 5--Metering, Section 5--Fidelity and Security of Flow
 Measurement Pulsed-Data Transmission Systems, Second Edition, August
 2005, API Stock No. H50502.
API MPMS, Chapter 7--Temperature Determination, Measurement
 Coordination, First Edition, June 2001, API Stock No. H07001.
API MPMS, Chapter 9--Density Determination, Section 1--Standard Test
 Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), or API Gravity
 of Crude Petroleum and Liquid Petroleum Products by Hydrometer Method,
 Second Edition, December 2002; reaffirmed October 2005, API Stock No.
 H09012.
API MPMS, Chapter 9--Density Determination, Section 2--Standard Test
 Method for Density or Relative Density of Light Hydrocarbons by
 Pressure Hydrometer, Second Edition, March 2003, API Stock No. H09022.
API MPMS, Chapter 10--Sediment and Water, Section 1--Standard Test
 Method for Sediment in Crude Oils and Fuel Oils by the Extraction
 Method, Second Edition, October 2002, API Stock No. H10012.
API MPMS, Chapter 10--Sediment and Water, Section 3--Standard Test
 Method for Water and Sediment in Crude Oil by the Centrifuge Method
 (Laboratory Procedure), Second Edition, May 2003, API Stock No. H10032.
API MPMS, Chapter 10--Sediment and Water, Section 4--Determination of
 Water and/or Sediment in Crude Oil by the Centrifuge Method (Field
 Procedure), Third Edition, December 1999, API Stock No. H10043.
API MPMS, Chapter 10--Sediment and Water, Section 9--Standard Test
 Method for Water in Crude Oils by Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration,
 Second Edition, December 2002; reaffirmed 2005, API Stock No. H10092.
API MPMS, Chapter 14--Natural Gas Fluids Measurement, Section 3--
 Concentric, Square-Edged Orifice Meters, Part 2--Specification and
 Installation Requirements, Fourth Edition, April 2000; reaffirmed March
 2006, API Stock No. H30351.
API RP 2D, Recommended Practice for Operation and Maintenance of
 Offshore Cranes, Fifth Edition, June 2003, API Stock No. G02D05.
API RP 2SK, Recommended Practice for Design and Analysis of
 Stationkeeping Systems for Floating Structures, Third Edition, October
 2005, API Stock No. G2SK03.
API RP 14B, Recommended Practice for Design, Installation, Repair and
 Operation of Subsurface Safety Valve Systems, Fifth Edition, October
 2005, also available as ISO 10417: 2004, (Identical) Petroleum and
 natural gas industries--Subsurface safety valve systems--Design,
 installation, operation and redress, API Stock No. GX14B05.

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API Spec. Q1, Specification for Quality Programs for the Petroleum,
 Petrochemical and Natural Gas Industry, ANSI/API Specification Q1,
 Seventh Edition, June 15, 2003; also available as ISO/TS 29001,
 Effective Date: December 15, 2003, Proposed National Adoption, API
 Stock No. GQ1007.
API Spec. 2C, Specification for Offshore Pedestal Mounted Cranes, Sixth
 Edition, March 2004, Effective Date: September 2004, API Stock No.
 G02C06.
API Spec. 6A, Specification for Wellhead and Christmas Tree Equipment,
 ANSI/API Specification 6A, Nineteenth Edition, July 2004; also
 available as ISO 10423:2003, (Modified) Petroleum and natural gas
 industries--Drilling and production equipment--Wellhead and Christmas
 tree equipment, Effective Date: February 1, 2005; Errata 1, September
 1, 2004, API Stock No. GX06A19.
API Spec. 6D, Specification for Pipeline Valves, Twenty-second Edition,
 January 2002; also available as ISO 14313:1999, MOD, Petroleum and
 natural gas industries--Pipeline transportation systems--Pipeline
 valves, Effective Date: July 1, 2002, Proposed National Adoption,
 includes Annex F, March 1, 2005, API Stock No. G06D22.
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Reaffirmed Documents

    The reaffirmed documents previously incorporated by reference are:

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                           Title of documents
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
ACI 357R-84, Guide for the Design and Construction of Fixed Offshore
 Concrete Structures, 1984; reapproved 1997.
API MPMS, Chapter 2--Tank Calibration, Section 2A--Measurement and
 Calibration of Upright Cylindrical Tanks by the Manual Tank Strapping
 Method, First Edition, February 1995; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock
 No. H022A1.
API MPMS, Chapter 2--Tank Calibration, Section 2B--Calibration of
 Upright Cylindrical Tanks Using the Optical Reference Line Method,
 First Edition, March 1989; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. H30023.
API MPMS, Chapter 4--Proving Systems, Section 6--Pulse Interpolation,
 Second Edition, July 1999; reaffirmed 2003, API Stock No. H06042.
API MPMS, Chapter 4--Proving Systems, Section 7--Field Standard Test
 Measures, Second Edition, December 1998; reaffirmed October 2003, API
 Stock No. H04072.
API MPMS, Chapter 6--Metering Assemblies, Section 1--Lease Automatic
 Custody Transfer (LACT) Systems, Second Edition, May 1991; reaffirmed
 March 2002, API Stock No. H30121.
API MPMS, Chapter 6--Metering Assemblies, Section 6--Pipeline Metering
 Systems, Second Edition, May 1991; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No.
 H30126.
API MPMS, Chapter 6--Metering Assemblies, Section 7--Metering Viscous
 Hydrocarbons, Second Edition, May 1991; reaffirmed March 2002, API
 Stock No. H30127.
API MPMS, Chapter 8--Sampling, Section 1--Standard Practice for Manual
 Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products, Third Edition, October
 1995; reaffirmed March 2006, API Stock No. H30161.
API MPMS, Chapter 8--Sampling, Section 2--Standard Practice for
 Automatic Sampling of Liquid Petroleum and Petroleum Products, Second
 Edition, October 1995; reaffirmed June 2005, API Stock No. H08022.
API MPMS, Chapter 10--Sediment and Water, Section 2--Determination of
 Water in Crude Oil by the Distillation Method, First Edition, April
 1981; reaffirmed 2005, API Stock No. H30202.
API MPMS, Chapter 11.1--Volume Correction Factors, Volume 1, Table 5A--
 Generalized Crude Oils and JP-4 Correction of Observed API Gravity to
 API Gravity at 60 [deg]F, and Table 6A--Generalized Crude Oils and JP-4
 Correction of Volume to 60 [deg]F Against API Gravity at 60 [deg]F, API
 Standard 2540, First Edition, August 1980; reaffirmed March 1997, API
 Stock No. H27000.
API MPMS, Chapter 11.2.2--Compressibility Factors for Hydrocarbons:
 0.350-0.637 Relative Density (60 [deg]F/60 [deg]F) and -50 [deg]F to
 140 [deg]F Metering Temperature, Second Edition, October 1986;
 reaffirmed December 2002, API Stock No. H27307.
API MPMS, Chapter 11--Physical Properties Data, Addendum to Section 2,
 Part 2--Compressibility Factors for Hydrocarbons, Correlation of Vapor
 Pressure for Commercial Natural Gas Liquids, First Edition, December
 1994; reaffirmed December 2002, API Stock No. H27308.
API MPMS, Chapter 12--Calculation of Petroleum Quantities, Section 2--
 Calculation of Petroleum Quantities Using Dynamic Measurement Methods
 and Volumetric Correction Factors, Part 1--Introduction, Second
 Edition, May 1995; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. 852-12021.
API MPMS, Chapter 14--Natural Gas Fluids Measurement, Section 3--
 Concentric, Square-Edged Orifice Meters, Part 1--General Equations and
 Uncertainty Guidelines, Third Edition, September 1990; reaffirmed
 January 2003, API Stock No. H30350.
API MPMS, Chapter 14--Natural Gas Fluids Measurement, Section 3--
 Concentric, Square-Edged Orifice Meters, Part 3--Natural Gas
 Applications, Third Edition, August 1992; reaffirmed January 2003, API
 Stock No. H30353.
API MPMS, Chapter 14.5--Calculation of Gross Heating Value, Relative
 Density and Compressibility Factor for Natural Gas Mixtures from
 Compositional Analysis, Second Edition, revised 1996; reaffirmed March
 2002, API Stock No. H14052.
API MPMS, Chapter 14--Natural Gas Fluids Measurement, Section 6--
 Continuous Density Measurement, Second Edition, April 1991; reaffirmed
 February 2006, API Stock No. H30346.
API MPMS, Chapter 14--Natural Gas Fluids Measurement, Section 8--
 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Measurement, Second Edition, July 1997;
 reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. H14082.
API MPMS, Chapter 20--Section 1--Allocation Measurement, First Edition,
 August 1993; reaffirmed October 2006, API Stock No. H30701.
API MPMS, Chapter 21--Flow Measurement Using Electronic Metering
 Systems, Section 1--Electronic Gas Measurement, First Edition, August
 1993; reaffirmed July 2005, API Stock No. H30730.
API RP 2A-WSD, Recommended Practice for Planning, Designing and
 Constructing Fixed Offshore Platforms--Working Stress Design, Twenty-
 first Edition, December 2000; Errata and Supplement 1, December 2002;
 Errata and Supplement 2, October 2005, API Stock No. G2AWSD.
API RP 14E, Recommended Practice for Design and Installation of Offshore
 Production Platform Piping Systems, Fifth Edition, October 1, 1991;
 reaffirmed June 2000, API Stock No. G07185.
API RP 14G, Recommended Practice for Fire Prevention and Control on Open
 Type Offshore Production Platforms, Third Edition, December 1, 1993;
 reaffirmed June 2000, API Stock No. G07194.
API RP 53, Recommended Practices for Blowout Prevention Equipment
 Systems for Drilling Wells, Third Edition, March 1997; reaffirmed
 September 2004, API Stock No. G53003.

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API RP 500, Recommended Practice for Classification of Locations for
 Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities Classified as Class I,
 Division 1 and Division 2, Second Edition, November 1997; reaffirmed
 November 2002, API Stock No. C50002.
API RP 505, Recommended Practice for Classification of Locations for
 Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities Classified as Class I,
 Zone 0, Zone 1, and Zone 2, First Edition, November 1997; reaffirmed
 November 2002, API Stock No. C50501.
API RP 2556, Recommended Practice for Correcting Gauge Tables for
 Incrustation, Second Edition, August 1993; reaffirmed November 2003,
 API Stock No. H25560.
API Spec. 6AV1, Specification for Verification Test of Wellhead Surface
 Safety Valves and Underwater Safety Valves for Offshore Service, First
 Edition, February 1, 1996; reaffirmed January 2003, API Stock No.
 G06AV1.
API Standard 2551, Measurement and Calibration of Horizontal Tanks,
 First Edition, 1965; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. H25510.
API Standard 2552, USA Standard Method for Measurement and Calibration
 of Spheres and Spheroids, first Edition, 1966; reaffirmed February
 2006, API Stock No. H25520.
API Standard 2555, Method for Liquid Calibration of Tanks, First
 Edition, September 1966; reaffirmed March 2002; API Stock No. H25550.
AWS D1.1:2000, Structural Welding Code--Steel.
AWS D3.6M:1999, Specification for Underwater Welding.
NACE Standard MR0175-2003, Item No. 21302, Standard Material
 Requirements, Metals for Sulfide Stress Cracking and Stress Corrosion
 Cracking Resistance in Sour Oilfield Environments.
NACE Standard RP0176-2003, Item No. 21018, Standard Recommended
 Practice, Corrosion Control of Steel Fixed Offshore Structures
 Associated with Petroleum Production.
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Withdrawn Documents

    Some documents were combined as follows: API MPMS Chapter 4, 
sections 2 and 3 were combined; API MPMS Chapter 7, sections 2 and 3 
were combined; and API MPMS Chapters 11.2.1 and 11.2.3 were combined. 
MMS is withdrawing six documents and replacing them with three 
documents as follows:

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    Title of documents withdrawn         Title of replacing documents
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API MPMS, Chapter 4, Section 2,      API MPMS, Chapter 4--Proving
 Conventional Pipe Provers, Third     Systems, Section 2--Displacement
 Edition, September 2003, API Stock   Provers, Third Edition, September
 No. H30082.                          2003, API Stock No. H04023.
API MPMS, Chapter 4, Section 3,
 Small Volume Provers, First
 Edition, July 1988, reaffirmed
 March 2002, API Stock No. H30083.
API MPMS, Chapter 7, Temperature     API MPMS, Chapter 7--Temperature
 Determination, Section 2, Dynamic    Determination, Measurement
 Temperature Determination, Second    Coordination, First Edition, June
 Edition, March 1995, API Stock No.   2001, API Stock No. H07001.
 H07022.
API MPMS, Chapter 7, Section 3,
 Static Temperature Determination
 Using Portable Electronic
 Thermometers, First Edition, July
 1985, reaffirmed May 1996, API
 Stock No. H30143.
API MPMS, Chapter 11.2.1,            MPMS Measurement Standards Chapter
 Compressibility Factors for          11.1, Volume Correction Factors,
 Hydrocarbons: 0-90 [deg] API         Volume 1 * * * First Edition,
 Gravity Range, First Edition,        August 1980; reaffirmed March
 August 1984; reaffirmed May 1996,    1997, API Stock No. H27000.
 API Stock No. H27300.
API MPMS, Chapter 11.2.3, Water
 Calibration of Volumetric Provers,
 First Edition, August 1984;
 reaffirmed May 1996, API Stock No.
 H27310.
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    The purpose of this final rule is to incorporate the revision of 
some documents previously incorporated by reference into MMS 
regulations, and to acknowledge the reaffirmation of other documents 
previously incorporated by reference into MMS regulations.

Procedural Matters

Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Order (E.O.) 12866)

    This final rule is not a significant rule as determined by the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and is not subject to review 
under E.O. 12866.
    (1) The final rule will not have an annual effect of $100 million 
or more on the economy. It will not adversely affect in a material way 
the economy, productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, public 
health or safety, or State, local, or tribal governments or 
communities. This final rule will not have any new requirements.
    (2) The final rule will not create a serious inconsistency or 
otherwise interfere with an action taken or planned by another agency 
because it does not affect how lessees or operators interact with other 
agencies, nor does it affect how MMS will interact with other agencies.
    (3) The final rule will not alter the budgetary effects or 
entitlements, grants, user fees, or loan programs, or the rights or 
obligations of their recipients. The changes in this final rule will 
not impose undue cost on the offshore oil and gas industry.
    (4) The final rule will not raise novel legal or policy issues.

Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA)

    The Department certifies that this final rule will not have a 
significant economic effect on a substantial number of small entities 
under the RFA (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.).
    The changes proposed in this final rule would affect lessees and 
operators of leases and pipeline right-of-way holders on the OCS. This 
could include about 130 active Federal oil and gas lessees. Small 
lessees that operate under this rule fall under the Small Business 
Administration's (SBA) North American Industry Classification System 
(NAICS) codes 211111, Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction, and 
213111, Drilling Oil and Gas Wells. For these NAICS code 
classifications, a small company is one with fewer than 500 employees. 
Based on these criteria, an estimated 70 percent of these companies are 
considered small. This final rule, therefore would affect a substantial 
number of small entities.
    The changes proposed in the rule will not have a significant 
economic effect on a substantial number of small entities because it 
will not impose undue cost

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or burden on the offshore oil and gas industry.
    Your comments are important. The Small Business and Agriculture 
Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and 10 Regional Fairness boards were 
established to receive comments from small businesses about Federal 
agency enforcement actions. The Ombudsman will annually evaluate the 
enforcement activities and rate each agency's responsiveness to small 
businesses. If you wish to comment on the actions of MMS, call 1-888-
734-3247. You may comment to the Small Business Administration without 
fear of retaliation. Disciplinary action for retaliation by an MMS 
employee may include suspension or termination from employment with the 
DOI.

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA)

    This final rule is not a major rule under the SBREFA (5 U.S.C. 
804(2)). This final rule:
    a. Will not have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or 
more. The only costs will be the purchase of the new document and minor 
revisions to some operating and maintenance procedures.
    b. Will not cause a major increase in costs or prices for 
consumers, individual industries, Federal, State, or local government 
agencies, or geographic regions.
    c. Will not have significant adverse effects on competition, 
employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or the ability of 
U.S.-based enterprises to compete with foreign-based enterprises. 
Leasing on the U.S. OCS is limited to residents of the U.S. or 
companies incorporated in the U.S. This final rule will not change that 
requirement.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA)

    This final rule will not impose an unfunded mandate on State, 
local, and tribal governments or the private sector of more than $100 
million per year. The rule will not have a significant or unique effect 
on State, local, or tribal governments or the private sector. A 
statement containing the information required by the UMRA (2 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.) is not required. This is because the rule will not affect 
State, local, or tribal governments, and the effect on the private 
sector is small.

Takings Implication Assessment (Executive Order 12630)

    This final rule is not a governmental action capable of 
interference with constitutionally protected property rights. Thus, MMS 
did not need to prepare a Takings Implication Assessment according to 
E.O. 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally 
Protected Property Rights.

Federalism (Executive Order 13132)

    With respect to E.O. 13132, this final rule will not have 
federalism implications. This rule will not substantially and directly 
affect the relationship between the Federal and State governments. To 
the extent that State and local governments have a role in OCS 
activities, this rule will not affect that role.

Civil Justice Reform (Executive Order 12988)

    With respect to E.O. 12988, the Office of the Solicitor has 
determined that the final rule will not unduly burden the judicial 
system and will meet the requirements of sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of 
the Order.

Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995

    The Department of the Interior has determined that this regulation 
does not contain information collection requirements pursuant to PRA 
(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). The MMS will not be submitting an information 
collection request to OMB.

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969

    This rule does not constitute a major Federal action significantly 
affecting the quality of the human environment. MMS has analyzed this 
rule under the criteria of the NEPA and 516 Departmental Manual 6, 
Appendix 10.4C(1). MMS completed a Categorical Exclusion Review for 
this action and concluded that ``the rulemaking does not represent an 
exception to the established criteria for categorical exclusion; 
therefore, preparation of an environmental analysis or environmental 
impact statement will not be required.''

Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use (Executive Order 13211)

    Executive Order 13211 requires the agency to prepare a Statement of 
Energy Effects when it takes a regulatory action that is identified as 
a significant energy action. This rule is not a significant energy 
action, and therefore will not require a Statement of Energy Effects, 
because it:
    a. Is not a significant regulatory action under E.O. 12866,
    b. Is not likely to have a significant adverse effect on the 
supply, distribution, or use of energy, and
    c. Has not been designated by the Administrator of the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, as a significant energy 
action.

Consultation with Indian Tribes (Executive Order 13175)

    Under the criteria in E.O. 13175, we have evaluated this rule and 
determined that it has no potential effects on federally recognized 
Indian tribes. There are no Indian or tribal lands on the OCS.

List of Subjects in 30 CFR Part 250

    Continental shelf, Environmental impact statements, Environmental 
protection, Government contracts, Incorporation by reference, 
Investigations, Oil and gas exploration, Penalties, Pipelines, Public 
lands--mineral resources, Public lands--rights-of-way, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: February 5, 2007.
C. Stephen Allred,
Assistant Secretary--Land and Minerals Management.

0
For the reasons stated in the preamble, Minerals Management Service 
(MMS) amends 30 CFR part 250 as follows:

PART 250--OIL AND GAS AND SULPHUR OPERATIONS IN THE OUTER 
CONTINENTAL SHELF

0
1. The authority citation for Part 250 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq., 31 U.S.C. 9701.


0
2. In Sec.  250.108, revise paragraph (c) to read as follows:


Sec.  250.108  What requirements must I follow for cranes and other 
material-handling equipment?

* * * * *
    (c) If a fixed platform is installed after March 17, 2003, all 
cranes on the platform must meet the requirements of American Petroleum 
Institute Specification for Offshore Pedestal Mounted Cranes (API Spec 
2C), incorporated by reference as specified in 30 CFR 250.198.
* * * * *

0
3. In Sec.  250.198, revise the table in paragraph (e) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  250.198  Documents incorporated by reference.

* * * * *
    (e) * * *

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                                               Incorporated by reference
              Title of documents                           at
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ACI Standard 318-95, Building Code             Sec.   250.901(a)(1).
 Requirements for Reinforced Concrete (ACI
 318-95) and Commentary (ACI 318R-95).
ACI 357R-84, Guide for the Design and          Sec.   250.901(a)(2).
 Construction of Fixed Offshore Concrete
 Structures, 1984; reapproved 1997.
ANSI/AISC 360-05, Specification for            Sec.   250.901(a)(3).
 Structural Steel Buildings, March 9, 2005.
ANSI/ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code,     Sec.   250.803(b)(1),
 Section I, Rules for Construction of Power     (b)(1)(i); Sec.
 Boilers; including Appendices 2004 Edition;    250.1629(b)(1),
 and July 1, 2005 Addenda, Rules for            (b)(1)(i).
 Construction of Power Boilers, by ASME
 Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee
 Subcommittee on Power Boilers; and all
 Section I Interpretations Volume 55.
ANSI/ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code,     Sec.   250.803(b)(1),
 Section IV, Rules for Construction of          (b)(1)(i); Sec.
 Heating Boilers; including Appendices 1, 2,    250.1629(b)(1),
 3, 5, 6, and Non-mandatory Appendices B, C,    (b)(1)(i).
 D, E, F, H, I, K, L, and M, and the Guide to
 Manufacturers Data Report Forms, 2004
 Edition; July 1, 2005 Addenda, Rules for
 Construction of Heating Boilers, by ASME
 Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee
 Subcommittee on Heating Boilers; and all
 Section IV Interpretations Volume 55.
ANSI/ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code,     Sec.   250.803(b)(1),
 Section VIII, Rules for Construction of        (b)(1)(i); Sec.
 Pressure Vessels; Divisions 1 and 2, 2004      250.1629(b)(1),
 Edition; July 1, 2005 Addenda, Divisions 1     (b)(1)(i).
 and 2, Rules for Construction of Pressure
 Vessels, by ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel
 Committee Subcommittee on Pressure Vessels;
 and all Section VIII Interpretations Volumes
 54 and 55.
ANSI/ASME B 16.5-2003, Pipe Flanges and        Sec.   250.1002(b)(2).
 Flanged Fittings.
ANSI/ASME B 31.8-2003, Gas Transmission and    Sec.   250.1002(a).
 Distribution Piping Systems.
ANSI/ASME SPPE-1-1994 and SPPE-1d-1996         Sec.   250.806(a)(2)(i).
 Addenda, Quality Assurance and Certification
 of Safety and Pollution Prevention Equipment
 Used in Offshore Oil and Gas Operations.
ANSI Z88.2-1992, American National Standard    Sec.   250.490(g)(4)(iv),
 for Respiratory Protection.                    (j)(13)(ii).
API 510, Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-  Sec.   250.803(b)(1);
 Service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and        Sec.   250.1629(b)(1).
 Alteration, Downstream Segment, Ninth
 Edition, June 2006, API Stock No. C51009.
API MPMS, Chapter 1--Vocabulary, Second        Sec.   250.1201.
 Edition, July 1994, API Stock No. H01002.
API MPMS, Chapter 2--Tank Calibration,         Sec.   250.1202(l)(4).
 Section 2A--Measurement and Calibration of
 Upright Cylindrical Tanks by the Manual Tank
 Strapping Method, First Edition, February
 1995; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No.
 H022A1.
API MPMS, Chapter 2--Tank Calibration,         Sec.   250.1202(l)(4).
 Section 2B--Calibration of Upright
 Cylindrical Tanks Using the Optical
 Reference Line Method, First Edition, March
 1989; reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No.
 H30023.
API MPMS, Chapter 3--Tank Gauging, Section     Sec.   250.1202(l)(4).
 1A--Standard Practice for the Manual Gauging
 of Petroleum and Petroleum Products, Second
 Edition, August 2005, API Stock No. H301A02.
API MPMS, Chapter 3--Tank Gauging, Section     Sec.   250.1202(l)(4).
 1B--Standard Practice for Level Measurement
 of Liquid Hydrocarbons in Stationary Tanks
 by Automatic Tank Gauging, Second Edition,
 June 2001, API Stock No. H301B2.
API MPMS, Chapter 4--Proving Systems, Section  Sec.   250.1202(a)(3),
 1--Introduction, Third Edition, February       (f)(1).
 2005, API Stock No. H04013.
API MPMS, Chapter 4--Proving Systems, Section  Sec.   250.1202(a)(3),
 2--Displacement Provers, Third Edition,        (f)(1).
 September 2003, API Stock No. H04023.
API MPMS, Chapter 4--Proving Systems, Section  Sec.   250.1202(a)(3),
 4--Tank Provers, Second Edition, May 1998,     (f)(1).
 API Stock No. H04042.
API MPMS, Chapter 4--Proving Systems, Section  Sec.   250.1202(a)(3),
 5--Master-Meter Provers, Second Edition, May   (f)(1).
 2000, API Stock No. H04052.
API MPMS, Chapter 4--Proving Systems, Section  Sec.   250.1202(a)(3),
 6--Pulse Interpolation, Second Edition, July   (f)(1).
 1999; reaffirmed 2003, API Stock No. H06042.
API MPMS, Chapter 4--Proving Systems, Section  Sec.   250.1202(a)(3),
 7--Field Standard Test Measures, Second        (f)(1).
 Edition, December 1998; reaffirmed 2003, API
 Stock No. H04072.
API MPMS, Chapter 5--Metering, Section 1--     Sec.   250.1202(a)(3).
 General Considerations for Measurement by
 Meters, Measurement Coordination Department,
 Fourth Edition, September 2005, API Stock
 No. H05014.
API MPMS, Chapter 5--Metering, Section 2--     Sec.   250.1202(a)(3).
 Measurement of Liquid Hydrocarbons by
 Displacement Meters, Third Edition,
 September 2005, API Stock No. H05023.
API MPMS Chapter 5--Metering, Section 3--      Sec.   250.1202(a)(3).
 Measurement of Liquid Hydrocarbons by
 Turbine Meters, Fifth Edition, September
 2005, API Stock No. H05035.
API MPMS, Chapter 5--Metering, Section 4--     Sec.   250.1202(a)(3).
 Accessory Equipment for Liquid Meters,
 Fourth Edition, September 2005, API Stock
 No. H05044.
API MPMS, Chapter 5--Metering, Section 5--     Sec.   250.1202(a)(3).
 Fidelity and Security of Flow Measurement
 Pulsed-Data Transmission Systems, Second
 Edition, August 2005, API Stock No. H50502.
API MPMS, Chapter 6--Metering Assemblies,      Sec.   250.1202(a)(3).
 Section 1--Lease Automatic Custody Transfer
 (LACT) Systems, Second Edition, May 1991;
 reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. H30121.
API MPMS, Chapter 6--Metering Assemblies,      Sec.   250.1202(a)(3).
 Section 6--Pipeline Metering Systems, Second
 Edition, May 1991; reaffirmed March 2002,
 API Stock No. H30126.
API MPMS, Chapter 6--Metering Assemblies,      Sec.   250.1202(a)(3).
 Section 7--Metering Viscous Hydrocarbons,
 Second Edition, May 1991; reaffirmed March
 2002, API Stock No. H30127.
API MPMS, Chapter 7--Temperature               Sec.   250.1202(a)(3),
 Determination, Measurement Coordination,       (l)(4).
 First Edition, June 2001, API Stock No.
 H07001.
API MPMS, Chapter 8--Sampling, Section 1--     Sec.   250.1202(b)(4)(i),
 Standard Practice for Manual Sampling of       (l)(4).
 Petroleum and Petroleum Products, Third
 Edition, October 1995; reaffirmed March
 2006, API Stock No. H30161.

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API MPMS, Chapter 8--Sampling, Section 2--     Sec.   250.1202(a)(3),
 Standard Practice for Automatic Sampling of    (l)(4).
 Liquid Petroleum and Petroleum Products,
 Second Edition, October 1995; reaffirmed
 June 2005, API Stock No. H08022.
API MPMS, Chapter 9--Density Determination,    Sec.   250.1202(a)(3),
 Section 1--Standard Test Method for Density,   (l)(4).
 Relative Density (Specific Gravity), or API
 Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Liquid
 Petroleum Products by Hydrometer Method,
 Second Edition, December 2002; reaffirmed
 October 2005, API Stock No. H09012.
API MPMS, Chapter 9--Density Determination,    Sec.   250.1202(a)(3),
 Section 2--Standard Test Method for Density    (l)(4).
 or Relative Density of Light Hydrocarbons by
 Pressure Hydrometer, Second Edition, March
 2003, API Stock No. H09022.
API MPMS, Chapter 10--Sediment and Water,      Sec.   250.1202(a)(3),
 Section 1--Standard Test Method for Sediment   (l)(4).
 in Crude Oils and Fuel Oils by the
 Extraction Method, Second Edition, October
 2002, API Stock No. H10012.
API MPMS, Chapter 10--Sediment and Water,      Sec.   250.1202(a)(3),
 Section 2--Determination of Water in Crude     (l)(4).
 Oil by Distillation Method, First Edition,
 April 1981; reaffirmed 2005, API Stock No.
 H30202.
API MPMS, Chapter 10--Sediment and Water,      Sec.   250.1202(a)(3),
 Section 3--Standard Test Method for Water      (l)(4).
 and Sediment in Crude Oil by the Centrifuge
 Method (Laboratory Procedure), Second
 Edition, May 2003, API Stock No. H10032.
API MPMS, Chapter 10--Sediment and Water,      Sec.   250.1202(a)(3),
 Section 4--Determination of Water and/or       (l)(4).
 Sediment in Crude Oil by the Centrifuge
 Method (Field Procedure), Third Edition,
 December 1999, API Stock No. H10043.
API MPMS, Chapter 10--Sediment and Water,      Sec.   250.1202(a)(3),
 Section 9--Standard Test Method for Water in   (l)(4).
 Crude Oils by Coulometric Karl Fischer
 Titration, Second Edition, December 2002;
 reaffirmed 2005, API Stock No. H10092.
API MPMS, Chapter 11.1--Volume Correction      Sec.   250.1202(a)(3),
 Factors, Volume 1, Table 5A--Generalized       (g)(3), (l)(4).
 Crude Oils and JP-4 Correction of Observed
 API Gravity to API Gravity at 60[deg]F, and
 Table 6A--Generalized Crude Oils and JP-4
 Correction of Volume to 60[deg]F Against API
 Gravity at 60[deg]F, API Standard 2540,
 First Edition, August 1980; reaffirmed March
 1997, API Stock No. H27000.
API MPMS, Chapter 11.2.2--Compressibility      Sec.   250.1202(a)(3),
 Factors for Hydrocarbons: 0.350-0.637          (g)(4).
 Relative Density (60[deg]F/60[deg]F) and -
 50[deg]F to 140[deg]F Metering Temperature,
 Second Edition, October 1986; reaffirmed
 December 2002, API Stock No. H27307.
API MPMS, Chapter 11--Physical Properties      Sec.   250.1202(a)(3).
 Data, Addendum to Section 2, Part 2--
 Compressibility Factors for Hydrocarbons,
 Correlation of Vapor Pressure for Commercial
 Natural Gas Liquids, First Edition, December
 1994; reaffirmed December 2002, API Stock
 No. H27308.
API MPMS, Chapter 12--Calculation of           Sec.   250.1202(a)(3),
 Petroleum Quantities, Section 2--Calculation   (g)(1), (g)(2).
 of Petroleum Quantities Using Dynamic
 Measurement Methods and Volumetric
 Correction Factors, Part 1--Introduction,
 Second Edition, May 1995; reaffirmed March
 2002, API Stock No. 852-12021.
API MPMS, Chapter 12--Calculation of           Sec.   250.1202(a)(3),
 Petroleum Quantities, Section 2--Calculation   (g)(1), (g)(2)
 of Petroleum Quantities Using Dynamic
 Measurement Methods and Volumetric
 Correction Factors, Part 2--Measurement
 Tickets, Third Edition, June 2003, API Stock
 No. H12223.
API MPMS, Chapter 14--Natural Gas Fluids       Sec.   250.1203(b)(2).
 Measurement, Section 3--Concentric, Square-
 Edged Orifice Meters, Part 1--General
 Equations and Uncertainty Guidelines, Third
 Edition, September 1990; reaffirmed January
 2003, API Stock No. H30350.
API MPMS, Chapter 14--Natural Gas Fluids       Sec.   250.1203(b)(2).
 Measurement, Section 3--Concentric, Square-
 Edged Orifice Meters, Part 2--Specification
 and Installation Requirements, Fourth
 Edition, April 2000; reaffirmed March 2006,
 API Stock No. H30351.
API MPMS, Chapter 14--Natural Gas Fluids       Sec.   250.1203(b)(2).
 Measurement, Section 3--Concentric, Square-
 Edged Orifice Meters, Part 3--Natural Gas
 Applications, Third Edition, August 1992;
 reaffirmed January 2003, API Stock No.
 H30353.
API MPMS, Chapter 14.5--Calculation of Gross   Sec.   250.1203(b)(2).
 Heating Value, Relative Density and
 Compressibility Factor for Natural Gas
 Mixtures from Compositional Analysis, Second
 Edition, revised 1996; reaffirmed March
 2002, API Stock No. H14052.
API MPMS, Chapter 14--Natural Gas Fluids       Sec.   250.1203(b)(2).
 Measurement, Section 6--Continuous Density
 Measurement, Second Edition, April 1991;
 reaffirmed February 2006, API Stock No.
 H30346.
API MPMS, Chapter 14--Natural Gas Fluids       Sec.   250.1203(b)(2).
 Measurement, Section 8--Liquefied Petroleum
 Gas Measurement, Second Edition, July 1997;
 reaffirmed March 2002, API Stock No. H14082.
API MPMS, Chapter 20--Section 1--Allocation    Sec.   250.1202(k)(1).
 Measurement, First Edition, August 1993;
 reaffirmed October 2006, API Stock No.
 H30701.
API MPMS, Chapter 21--Flow Measurement Using   Sec.   250.1203(b)(4).
 Electronic Metering Systems, Section 1--
 Electronic Gas Measurement, First Edition,
 August 1993; reaffirmed July 2005, API Stock
 No. H30730.
API RP 2A-WSD, Recommended Practice for        Sec.   250.901(a)(4);
 Planning, Designing and Constructing Fixed     Sec.   250.908(a); Sec.
 Offshore Platforms--Working Stress Design,      250.920(a), (b), (c),
 Twenty-first Edition, December 2000; Errata    (e).
 and Supplement 1, December 2002; Errata and
 Supplement 2, October 2005, API Stock No.
 G2AWSD.
API RP 2D, Recommended Practice for Operation  Sec.   250.108(a).
 and Maintenance of Offshore Cranes, Fifth
 Edition, June 2003, API Stock No. G02D05.
API RP 2FPS, Recommended Practice for          Sec.   250.901(a)(5).
 Planning, Designing, and Constructing
 Floating Production Systems, First Edition,
 March 2001, API Stock No. G2FPS1.

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API RP 2RD, Recommended Practice for Design    Sec.   250.800(b)(2);
 of Risers for Floating Production Systems      Sec.   250.901(a)(6);
 (FPSs) and Tension-Leg Platforms (TLPs),       Sec.   250.1002(b)(5).
 First Edition, June 1998; reaffirmed May
 2006, API Stock No. G02RD1.
API RP 2SK, Recommended Practice for Design    Sec.   250.800(b)(3);
 and Analysis of Stationkeeping Systems for     Sec.   250.901(a)(7).
 Floating Structures, Third Edition, October
 2005, API Stock No. G2SK03.
API RP 2SM, Recommended Practice for Design,   Sec.   250.901(a)(8).
 Manufacture, Installation, and Maintenance
 of Synthetic Fiber Ropes for Offshore
 Mooring, First Edition, March 2001, API
 Stock No. G02SM1.
API RP 2T, Recommended Practice for Planning,  Sec.   250.901(a)(9).
 Designing, and Constructing Tension Leg
 Platforms, Second Edition, August 1997, API
 Stock No. G02T02.
API RP 14B, Recommended Practice for Design,   Sec.   250.801(e)(4);
 Installation, Repair and Operation of          Sec.   250.804(a)(1)(i).
 Subsurface Safety Valve Systems, Fifth
 Edition, October 2005, also available as ISO
 10417: 2004, (Identical) Petroleum and
 natural gas industries--Subsurface safety
 valve systems--Design, installation,
 operation and redress, API Stock No. GX14B05.
API RP 14C, Recommended Practice for           Sec.   250.125(a); Sec.
 Analysis, Design, Installation, and Testing    250.292(j); Sec.
 of Basic Surface Safety Systems for Offshore   250.802(b), (e)(2); Sec.
 Production Platforms, Seventh Edition, March     250.803(a), (b)(2)(i),
 2001, API Stock No. C14C07.                    (b)(4), (b)(5)(i),
                                                (b)(7), (b)(9)(v),
                                                (c)(2); Sec.
                                                250.804(a), (a)(6); Sec.
                                                  250.1002(d); Sec.
                                                250.1004(b)(9); Sec.
                                                250.1628(c), (d)(2);
                                                Sec.   250.1629(b)(2),
                                                (b)(4)(v); Sec.
                                                250.1630(a).
API RP 14E, Recommended Practice for Design    Sec.   250.802(e)(3);
 and Installation of Offshore Production        Sec.   250.1628(b)(2),
 Platform Piping Systems, Fifth Edition,        (d)(3).
 October 1, 1991; reaffirmed June 2000, API
 Stock No. G07185.
API RP 14F, Recommended Practice for Design    Sec.   250.114(c); Sec.
 and Installation of Electrical Systems for     250.803(b)(9)(v); Sec.
 Fixed and Floating Offshore Petroleum          250.1629(b)(4)(v).
 Facilities for Unclassified and Class I,
 Division 1 and Division 2 Locations, Fourth
 Edition, June 1999, API Stock No. G14F04.
API RP 14FZ, Recommended Practice for Design   Sec.   250.114(c); Sec.
 and Installation of Electrical Systems for     250.803(b)(9)(v); Sec.
 Fixed and Floating Offshore Petroleum          250.1629(b)(4)(v).
 Facilities for Unclassified and Class I,
 Zone 0, Zone 1 and Zone 2 Locations, First
 Edition, September 2001, API Stock No.
 G14FZ1.
API RP 14G, Recommended Practice for Fire      Sec.   250.803(b)(8),
 Prevention and Control on Open Type Offshore   (b)(9)(v); Sec.
 Production Platforms, Third Edition,           250.1629(b)(3),
 December 1, 1993; reaffirmed June 2000, API    (b)(4)(v).
 Stock No. G07194.
API RP 14H, Recommended Practice for           Sec.   250.802(d); Sec.
 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair of       250.804(a)(5).
 Surface Safety Valves and Underwater Safety
 Valves Offshore, Fourth Edition, July 1,
 1994, API Stock No. G14H04.
API RP 14J, Recommended Practice for Design    Sec.   250.800(b)(1);
 and Hazards Analysis for Offshore Production   Sec.   250.901(a)(10).
 Facilities, Second Edition, May 2001, API
 Stock No. G14J02.
API RP 53, Recommended Practices for Blowout   Sec.   250.442(c); Sec.
 Prevention Equipment Systems for Drilling      250.446(a).
 Wells, Third Edition, March 1997; reaffirmed
 September 2004, API Stock No. G53003.
API RP 65, Recommended Practice for Cementing  Sec.   250.198; Sec.
 Shallow Water Flow Zones in Deep Water         250.415(e).
 Wells, First Edition, September 2002, API
 Stock No. G56001.
API RP 500, Recommended Practice for           Sec.   250.114(a); Sec.
 Classification of Locations for Electrical     250.459; Sec.
 Installations at Petroleum Facilities          250.802(e)(4)(i); Sec.
 Classified as Class I, Division 1 and          250.803(b)(9)(i); Sec.
 Division 2, Second Edition, November 1997;     250.1628(b)(3),
 reaffirmed November 2002, API Stock No.        (d)(4)(i); Sec.
 C50002.                                        250.1629(b)(4)(i).
API RP 505, Recommended Practice for           Sec.   250.114(a); Sec.
 Classification of Locations for Electrical     250.459; Sec.
 Installations at Petroleum Facilities          250.802(e)(4)(i); Sec.
 Classified as Class I, Zone 0, Zone 1, and     250.803(b)(9)(i); Sec.
 Zone 2, First Edition, November 1997;          250.1628(b)(3),
 reaffirmed November 2002, API Stock No.        (d)(4)(i); Sec.
 C50501.                                        250.1629(b)(4)(i).
API RP 2556, Recommended Practice for          Sec.   250.1202(l)(4).
 Correcting Gauge Tables for Incrustation,
 Second Edition, August 1993; reaffirmed
 November 2003, API Stock No. H25560.
API Spec. Q1, Specification for Quality        Sec.   250.806(a)(2)(ii).
 Programs for the Petroleum, Petrochemical
 and Natural Gas Industry, ANSI/API
 Specification Q1, Seventh Edition, June 15,
 2003; also available as ISO/TS 29001,
 Effective Date: December 15, 2003, API Stock
 No. GQ1007.
API Spec. 2C, Specification for Offshore       Sec.   250.108(c), (d).
 Pedestal Mounted Cranes, Sixth Edition,
 March 2004, Effective Date: September 2004,
 API Stock No. G02C06.
API Spec. 6A, Specification for Wellhead and   Sec.   250.806(a)(3);
 Christmas Tree Equipment, ANSI/API             Sec.   250.1002 (b)(1),
 Specification 6A, Nineteenth Edition, July     (b)(2).
 2004; also available as ISO 10423:2003,
 (Modified) Petroleum and natural gas
 industries--Drilling and production
 equipment--Wellhead and Christmas tree
 equipment, Effective Date: February 1, 2005;
 Errata 1, September 1, 2004, API Stock No.
 GX06A19.
API Spec. 6AV1, Specification for              Sec.   250.806(a)(3).
 Verification Test of Wellhead Surface Safety
 Valves and Underwater Safety Valves for
 Offshore Service, First Edition, February 1,
 1996; reaffirmed January 2003, API Stock No.
 G06AV1.
API Spec. 6D, Specification for Pipeline       Sec.   250.1002(b)(1).
 Valves, Twenty-second Edition, January 2002;
 also available as ISO 14313:1999, MOD,
 Petroleum and natural gas industries--
 Pipeline transportation systems--Pipeline
 valves, Effective Date: July 1, 2002,
 Proposed National Adoption, includes Annex
 F, March 1, 2005, API Stock No. G06D22.
API Spec. 14A, Specification for Subsurface    Sec.   250.806(a)(3).
 Safety Valve Equipment, Tenth Edition,
 November 2000; also available as ISO
 10432:1999, Petroleum and natural gas
 industries--Downhole equipment--Subsurface
 safety valve equipment, Effective Date: May
 15, 2001, API Stock No. GG14A10.
API Spec. 17J, Specification for Unbonded      Sec.
 Flexible Pipe, Second Edition, November        250.803(b)(2)(iii); Sec.
 1999; Errata dated May 25, 2001; Addendum 1,     250.1002(b)(4); Sec.
 June 2003, Effective Date: December 2002,      250.1007(a)(4).
 API Stock No. G17J02.

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API Standard 2551, Measurement and             Sec.   250.1202(l)(4).
 Calibration of Horizontal Tanks, First
 Edition, 1965; reaffirmed March 2002, API
 Stock No. H25510.
API Standard 2552, USA Standard Method for     Sec.   250.1202(l)(4).
 Measurement and Calibration of Spheres and
 Spheroids, First Edition, 1966; reaffirmed
 February 2006, API Stock No. H25520.
API Standard 2555, Method for Liquid           Sec.   250.1202(l)(4).
 Calibration of Tanks, First Edition,
 September 1966; reaffirmed March 2002; API
 Stock No. H25550.
ASTM Standard C 33-99a, Standard               Sec.   250.901(a)(11).
 Specification for Concrete Aggregates.
ASTM Standard C 94/C 94M-99, Standard          Sec.   250.901(a)(12).
 Specification for Ready-Mixed Concrete.
ASTM Standard C 150-99, Standard               Sec.   250.901(a)(13).
 Specification for Portland Cement.
ASTM Standard C 330-99, Standard               Sec.   250.901(a)(14).
 Specification for Lightweight Aggregates for
 Structural Concrete.
ASTM Standard C 595-98, Standard               Sec.   250.901(a)(15).
 Specification for Blended Hydraulic Cements.
AWS D1.1:2000, Structural Welding Code--Steel  Sec.   250.901(a)(16).
AWS D1.4-98, Structural Welding Code--         Sec.   250.901(a)(17).
 Reinforcing Steel.
AWS D3.6M:1999, Specification for Underwater   Sec.   250.901(a)(18).
 Welding.
NACE Standard MR0175-2003, Item No. 21302,     Sec.   250.901(a)(19),
 Standard Material Requirements, Metals for     Sec.   250.490(p)(2).
 Sulfide Stress Cracking and Stress Corrosion
 Cracking Resistance in Sour Oilfield
 Environments.
NACE Standard RP0176-2003, Item No. 21018,     Sec.   250.901(a)(20).
 Standard Recommended Practice, Corrosion
 Control of Steel Fixed Offshore Structures
 Associated with Petroleum Production.
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0
4. Section 250.490(p)(2) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  250.490  Hydrogen sulfide.

* * * * *
    (p) * * *
    (2) Use BOP system components, wellhead, pressure-control 
equipment, and related equipment exposed to H\2\S-bearing fluids in 
conformance with NACE Standard MR0175-03 (incorporated by reference as 
specified in Sec.  250.198).

0
5. In Sec.  250.801, revise paragraph (e)(4) to read as follows:


Sec.  250.801  Subsurface safety devices.

* * * * *
    (e) * * *
    (4) All SSSV's must be inspected, installed, maintained, and tested 
in accordance with American Petroleum Institute Recommended Practice 
14B, Recommended Practice for Design, Installation, Repair, and 
Operation of Subsurface Safety Valve Systems (incorporated by reference 
as specified in Sec.  250.198).
* * * * *

0
6. In Sec.  250.802, paragraph (d), the first sentence is revised to 
read as follows:


Sec.  250.802  Design, installation, and operation of surface 
production-safety systems.

* * * * *
    (d) Use of SSVs and USVs. All SSVs and USVs must be inspected, 
installed, maintained, and tested in accordance with API RP 14H, 
Recommended Practice for Installation, Maintenance, and Repair of 
Surface Safety Valves and Underwater Safety Valves Offshore 
(incorporated by reference as specified in Sec.  250.198). * * *
* * * * *

0
7. In Sec.  250.803, revise the last sentence in paragraph (b)(1), to 
read as follows:


Sec.  250.803  Additional production system requirements.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (1) * * * Pressure and fired vessels must have maintenance 
inspection, rating, repair, and alteration performed in accordance with 
the applicable provisions of API Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-
Service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration, API 510 (except 
Sections 6.5 and 8.5) (incorporated by reference as specified in Sec.  
250.198).
* * * * *

0
8. In Sec.  250.806, revise paragraph (a)(2)(ii) to read as follows:


Sec.  250.806  Safety and pollution prevention equipment quality 
assurance requirements.

    (a) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (ii) API Spec Q1, Specification for Quality Programs for the 
Petroleum, Petrochemical and Natural Gas Industry (incorporated by 
reference as specified in Sec.  250.198).
* * * * *

0
9. In Sec.  250.901, revise paragraph (a)(3) to read as follows:


Sec.  250.901  What industry standard must your platform meet?

    (a) * * *
    (3) ANSI/AISC 360-05, Specification for Structural Steel Buildings, 
(incorporated by reference as specified in Sec.  250.198);
* * * * *

0
10. In Sec.  250.1002, paragraph (a) is amended by revising the first 
sentence following the formula and (b)(2) is amended by revising the 
first sentence to read as follows:


Sec.  250.1002  Design requirements for DOI pipelines.

    (a) * * * For limitations see section 841.121 of American National 
Standards Institute (ANSI) B31.8 (incorporated by reference as 
specified in 30 CFR 250.198) where--* * *
    (b)(1)* * *
    (2) Pipeline flanges and flange accessories shall meet the minimum 
design requirements of ANSI B16.5, API Spec 6A, or the equivalent 
(incorporated by reference as specified in 30 CFR 250.198). * * *
* * * * *

0
11. In Sec.  250.1629, revise the last sentence in paragraph (b) to 
read as follows:


Sec.  250.1629  Additional production and fuel gas system requirements.

* * * * *
    (b) * * * Pressure and fired vessels must have maintenance 
inspection, rating, repair, and alteration performed in accordance with 
the applicable provisions of the American Petroleum Institute's 
Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-Service Inspection, Rating, Repair, 
and Alteration, API 510 (except Sec. Sec.  6.5 and 8.5) (incorporated 
by reference as specified in Sec.  250.198).
* * * * *
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