Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, 26419-26421 [E7-8837]

Download as PDF 26419 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 89 / Wednesday, May 9, 2007 / Notices Authority: We provide this notice under Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). name and return address in your message text. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: March 30, 2007. David L. Hankla, Field Supervisor, Jacksonville Field Office. [FR Doc. E7–8873 Filed 5–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of extension of an information collection (1010–0051). AGENCY: SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, Subpart L, ‘‘Oil and Gas Production Measurement, Surface Commingling, and Security,’’ and related documents. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. DATES: Submit written comments by June 8, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments either by fax (202) 395–6566 or e-mail (OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov) directly to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (1010–0051). Mail or hand carry a copy of your comments to the Department of the Interior; Minerals Management Service; Attention: Cheryl Blundon; Mail Stop 4024; 381 Elden Street; Herndon, Virginia 20170–4817. If you wish to e-mail your comments to MMS, the address is: rules.comments@mms.gov. Reference Information Collection 1010–0051 in your subject line and mark your message for return receipt. Include your sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Citation 30 CFR 250 subpart L Cheryl Blundon, Regulations and Standards Branch, (703) 787–1607. You may also contact Cheryl Blundon to obtain a copy, at no cost, of the regulations that require the subject collection of information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR 250, Subpart L, Oil and Gas Production Measurement,Surface Commingling, and Security. OMB Control Number: 1010–0051. Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq. and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), authorizes the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to prescribe rules and regulations to administer leasing of the OCS. Such rules and regulations will apply to all operations conducted under a lease. Operations on the OCS must preserve, protect, and develop oil and natural gas resources in a manner that is consistent with the need to make such resources available to meet the Nation’s energy needs as rapidly as possible; to balance orderly energy resource development with protection of human, marine, and coastal environments; to ensure the public a fair and equitable return on the resources of the OCS; and to preserve and maintain free enterprise competition. The Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (30 U.S.C. 1701, et seq.) at section 1712(b)(2) prescribes that an operator will ‘‘develop and comply with such minimum site security measures as the Secretary deems appropriate, to protect oil or gas produced or stored on a lease site or on the Outer Continental Shelf from theft.’’ These authorities and responsibilities are among those delegated to the Minerals Management Service (MMS). This information collection request addresses the regulations at 30 CFR part 250, subpart L, Oil and Gas Production Measurement, Surface Commingling, and Security, and the associated supplementary notices to lessees and operators (NTLs) intended to provide clarification, description, or explanation of these regulations. Regulations implementing these responsibilities are under 30 CFR part 250. Responses are mandatory. No questions of a ‘‘sensitive’’ nature are asked. MMS will protect proprietary information according to 30 CFR 250.197, ‘‘Data and information to be made available to the public,’’ and 30 CFR Part 252, ‘‘OCS Oil and Gas Information Program.’’ MMS uses the information collected under subpart L to ensure that the volumes of hydrocarbons produced are measured accurately, and royalties are paid on the proper volumes. Specifically, MMS needs the information to: • Determine if measurement equipment is properly installed, provides accurate measurement of production on which royalty is due, and is operating properly; • Obtain rates of production data in allocating the volumes of production measured at royalty sales meters, which can be examined during field inspections; • Ascertain if all removals of oil and condensate from the lease are reported; • Determine the amount of oil that was shipped when measurements are taken by gauging the tanks rather than being measured by a meter; • Ensure that the sales location is secure and production cannot be removed without the volumes being recorded; and • Review proving reports to verify that data on run tickets are calculated and reported accurately. Frequency: The frequency varies by section, but is primarily monthly or on occasion. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 130 Federal OCS oil and gas or sulphur lessees. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: The estimated annual ‘‘hour’’ burden for this information collection is a total of 8,533 hours. The following chart details the individual components and estimated hour burdens. In calculating the burdens, we assumed that respondents perform certain requirements in the normal course of their activities. We consider these to be usual and customary and took that into account in estimating the burden. Hour burden minutes Reporting or recordkeeping requirement Average number of annual responses Annual burden hours Fees 1202(a)(1), (b)(1); 1203(b)(1);1204(a)(1). VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:12 May 08, 2007 Submit application for liquid hydrocarbon or gas measurement procedures or changes; or for commingling of production or changes. Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11 ..................... E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1 363 3,993 26420 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 89 / Wednesday, May 9, 2007 / Notices Citation 30 CFR 250 subpart L Hour burden minutes Reporting or recordkeeping requirement Average number of annual responses Annual burden hours $1,200 simple fee × 57 applications = $68,400 $3,550 complex fee × 306 applications = $1,086,300 Subtotal 363 responses 3,993 $1,154,700 fees 1202(a)(4) ............................. 1202(c)(4)* ............................ 1202(d)(5)* ........................... 1202(f)(2)* ............................ 1202(l)(2)* ............................. 1202(l)(3)* ............................. 1203(b)(6), (8), (9)* .............. 1203(c)(4)* ............................ 1203(e)(1)* ........................... 1203(f)(5) .............................. Copy & send pipeline (retrograde) condensate volumes upon request. Copy & send all liquid hydrocarbon run tickets monthly .... Copy & submit liquid hydrocarbon royalty meter proving reports monthly & request waiver as needed. Copy & submit mechanical-displacement prover & tank prover calibration reports. Copy & submit royalty tank calibration charts before using for royalty measurement. Copy & submit inventory tank calibration charts upon request; retain charts for as long as tanks are in use. Copy & submit gas quality and volume statements monthly or as requested (most will be routine; few will take longer). Copy & submit gas meter calibration reports upon request; retain for 2 years. Copy & submit gas processing plant records upon request. Copy & submit measuring records of gas lost or used on lease upon request. Subtotal 45 minutes ........ 21 1 minute ........... 2 minutes .......... 24,450 9,870 10 minutes ........ 102 17 15 minutes ........ 12 3 15 minutes ........ 5 minutes .......... 2 minutes .......... 30 minutes ........ 4 115 21,792 48 1 10 (rounded) 726 (rounded) 24 5 minutes .......... 1 minute ........... 30 minutes ........ 44 19,290 4 4 (rounded), 322 (rounded) 2 30 minutes ........ 24 75,776 responses 16 408 (rounded) 329 12 1,874 1202(c)(1), (2); 1202(e)(4); 1202(h)(1), (2), (3), (4); 1202(i)(1)(iv), (2)(iii);1202(j). Record observed data, correction factors & net standard volume on royalty meter and tank run tickets. Record master meter calibration runs. Record mechanical-displacement prover, master meter, or tank prover proof runs.. Record liquid hydrocarbon royalty meter malfunction and repair or adjustment on proving report; record unregistered production on run ticket.. List Cpl and Ctl factors on run tickets. Respondents record these items as part of normal business records & practices to verify accuracy of production measured for sale purposes 0 1202(d)(4) ............................. Request approval for proving on a schedule other than monthly. Provide state production volumetric and/or fractional analysis data upon request. Post signs at royalty or inventory tank used in royalty determination process. Report security problems (telephone) ................................ General departure and alternative compliance requests not specifically covered elsewhere in subpart L. 1 ....................... 35 35 1 ....................... 1 1 1 ....................... 85 85 15 minutes ........ 1 ....................... 2 60 1 (rounded) 60 1204(a)(2) ............................. 1205(a)(2) ............................. 1205(a)(4) ............................. 1200 thru 1205 ..................... Subtotal 1202(e)(6) ............................. 1202(k)(5) ............................. 1203(f)(4) .............................. 1204(b)(3) ............................. 1205(b)(3), (4) ...................... 183 responses Retain master meter calibration reports for 2 years .......... Retain liquid hydrocarbon allocation meter proving reports for 2 years. Document & retain measurement records on gas lost or used on lease for 2 years at field location and minimum 7 years at location of respondent’s choice. Retain well test data for 2 years ........................................ Retain seal number lists for 2 years .................................. Subtotal 1 minute ........... 1 minute ........... 1,420 10,875 24 (rounded) 182 (rounded) 1 minute ........... 4,045 68 (rounded) 2 minutes .......... 2 ....................... 57,400 8,870 82,610 responses Total Hour and Fee Burden sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 182 1,914 (rounded) 296 (rounded) 2,484 hours 158,932 8,533 $1,154,700 *Respondents gather this information as part of their normal business practices. MMS only requires copies of readily available documents. There is no burden for testing, meter reading, etc. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:12 May 08, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 89 / Wednesday, May 9, 2007 / Notices Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: We have identified two paperwork ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this collection of information (see Hour and Fee Burden table). One is a $1,200 simple fee and the other is a $3,550 complex fee for a total of $1,154,700. Simple fee applications are to temporarily reroute production (for a duration not to exceed six months); production tests prior to pipeline construction; departures related to meter proving, well testing, or sampling frequency. Complex fee applications are for creations of new facility measurement points (FMPs); association of leases or units with existing FMPs; inclusion of production from additional structures; meter updates which add buy-back gas meters or pigging meters; other applications which request deviations from the approved allocation procedures. The application filing fees are required to recover the Federal Government’s processing costs. We have not identified any other ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this collection of information. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. Comments: Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) requires each agency ‘‘* * * to provide notice * * * and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information * * *.’’ Agencies must specifically solicit comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. To comply with the public consultation process, on October 3, 2006, we published a Federal Register notice (71 FR 58429) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day comment period. In VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:12 May 08, 2007 Jkt 211001 addition, § 250.199 provides the OMB control number for the information collection requirements imposed by the 30 CFR 250 regulations. The regulation also informs the public that they may comment at any time on the collections of information and provides the address to which they should send comments. We received one comment in response to these efforts, but it was not germane to the paperwork requirements. If you wish to comment in response to this notice, you may send your comments to the offices listed under the ADDRESSES section of this notice. OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information collection but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, to ensure maximum consideration, OMB should receive public comments by June 8, 2007. Public Comment Procedures: The MMS’s practice is to make comments, including names and addresses of respondents, available for public review. If you wish your name and/or address to be withheld, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. The MMS will honor the request to the extent allowable by the law; however, anonymous comments will not be considered. There may be circumstances in which we would withhold from the record a respondent’s identity, as allowable by the law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. In addition, you must present a rationale for withholding this information. This rationale must demonstrate that disclosure ‘‘would constitute an unwarranted invasion of privacy.’’ Unsupported assertions will not meet this burden. In the absence of exceptional, documentable circumstances, this information will be released. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. MMS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz (202) 208–7744. Dated: April 6, 2007. E.P. Danenberger, Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. E7–8837 Filed 5–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Fifth Public Meeting for Reclamation’s Managing for Excellence Project Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting and announcement of subsequent meetings to be held. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation is holding a meeting to inform the public about the Managing for Excellence project. This meeting is the second to be held in 2007 to inform the public about the action items, progress, and results of the Managing for Excellence project and to seek broad public input and feedback. Subsequent meetings in 2007 are anticipated but not yet scheduled. DATES: May 30, 2007, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and May 31, 2007, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ADDRESSES: Marriott Hotel, 16455 East 40th Circle, Aurora, Colorado. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debbie Byers at (303) 445–2790. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Managing for Excellence project will identify and address the specific 21st Century challenges Reclamation must meet to fulfill its mission to manage, develop, and protect water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public. This project will examine Reclamation’s core capabilities and the agency’s ability to respond to both expected and unforeseeable future needs in an innovative and timely manner. This project will result in essential changes in a number of key areas, which are outlined in, Managing for Excellence— An Action Plan for the 21st Century Bureau of Reclamation. For more information regarding the project, Action Plan, and specific actions being taken, please visit the Managing for Excellence Web site at http:// www.usbr.gov/excellence. Registration Although you may register the first day of the conference beginning at 7 a.m., we highly encourage you to register prior to the date of the meeting online at http://www.usbr.gov/ excellence, or by phone at 303–445– 2935. Dated: May 2, 2007. Ryan Serote, Deputy Commissioner—External and Intergovernmental Affairs. [FR Doc. E7–8805 Filed 5–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26421 E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 89 (Wednesday, May 9, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26419-26421]
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[FR Doc No: E7-8837]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of extension of an information collection (1010-0051).

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SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we 
are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information 
collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork 
requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, Subpart L, ``Oil and 
Gas Production Measurement, Surface Commingling, and Security,'' and 
related documents. This notice also provides the public a second 
opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory 
requirements.

DATES: Submit written comments by June 8, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments either by fax (202) 395-6566 or e-
mail (OIRA--DOCKET@omb.eop.gov) directly to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department 
of the Interior (1010-0051). Mail or hand carry a copy of your comments 
to the Department of the Interior; Minerals Management Service; 
Attention: Cheryl Blundon; Mail Stop 4024; 381 Elden Street; Herndon, 
Virginia 20170-4817. If you wish to e-mail your comments to MMS, the 
address is: rules.comments@mms.gov. Reference Information Collection 
1010-0051 in your subject line and mark your message for return 
receipt. Include your name and return address in your message text.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: 30 CFR 250, Subpart L, Oil and Gas Production 
Measurement,Surface Commingling, and Security.
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0051.
    Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended 
(43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq. and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), authorizes the 
Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to prescribe rules and 
regulations to administer leasing of the OCS. Such rules and 
regulations will apply to all operations conducted under a lease. 
Operations on the OCS must preserve, protect, and develop oil and 
natural gas resources in a manner that is consistent with the need to 
make such resources available to meet the Nation's energy needs as 
rapidly as possible; to balance orderly energy resource development 
with protection of human, marine, and coastal environments; to ensure 
the public a fair and equitable return on the resources of the OCS; and 
to preserve and maintain free enterprise competition. The Federal Oil 
and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (30 U.S.C. 1701, et seq.) at 
section 1712(b)(2) prescribes that an operator will ``develop and 
comply with such minimum site security measures as the Secretary deems 
appropriate, to protect oil or gas produced or stored on a lease site 
or on the Outer Continental Shelf from theft.''
    These authorities and responsibilities are among those delegated to 
the Minerals Management Service (MMS). This information collection 
request addresses the regulations at 30 CFR part 250, subpart L, Oil 
and Gas Production Measurement, Surface Commingling, and Security, and 
the associated supplementary notices to lessees and operators (NTLs) 
intended to provide clarification, description, or explanation of these 
regulations.
    Regulations implementing these responsibilities are under 30 CFR 
part 250. Responses are mandatory. No questions of a ``sensitive'' 
nature are asked. MMS will protect proprietary information according to 
30 CFR 250.197, ``Data and information to be made available to the 
public,'' and 30 CFR Part 252, ``OCS Oil and Gas Information Program.''
    MMS uses the information collected under subpart L to ensure that 
the volumes of hydrocarbons produced are measured accurately, and 
royalties are paid on the proper volumes. Specifically, MMS needs the 
information to:
     Determine if measurement equipment is properly installed, 
provides accurate measurement of production on which royalty is due, 
and is operating properly;
     Obtain rates of production data in allocating the volumes 
of production measured at royalty sales meters, which can be examined 
during field inspections;
     Ascertain if all removals of oil and condensate from the 
lease are reported;
     Determine the amount of oil that was shipped when 
measurements are taken by gauging the tanks rather than being measured 
by a meter;
     Ensure that the sales location is secure and production 
cannot be removed without the volumes being recorded; and
     Review proving reports to verify that data on run tickets 
are calculated and reported accurately.
    Frequency: The frequency varies by section, but is primarily 
monthly or on occasion.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 130 
Federal OCS oil and gas or sulphur lessees.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: The 
estimated annual ``hour'' burden for this information collection is a 
total of 8,533 hours. The following chart details the individual 
components and estimated hour burdens. In calculating the burdens, we 
assumed that respondents perform certain requirements in the normal 
course of their activities. We consider these to be usual and customary 
and took that into account in estimating the burden.

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                                    Reporting or                            Average number
 Citation 30 CFR 250  subpart      recordkeeping       Hour burden minutes     of annual     Annual burden hours
              L                     requirement                                responses
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                                                                                 Fees
                                                     -----------------------------------------------------------
1202(a)(1), (b)(1);            Submit application     11..................             363  3,993
 1203(b)(1);1204(a)(1).         for liquid
                                hydrocarbon or gas
                                measurement
                                procedures or
                                changes; or for
                                commingling of
                                production or
                                changes.
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                                                             $1,200 simple fee x 57 applications = $68,400
                                                     -----------------------------------------------------------
                                                          $3,550 complex fee x 306 applications = $1,086,300
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                      Subtotal                363 responses                          3,993
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                     $1,154,700 fees
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1202(a)(4)...................  Copy & send pipeline   45 minutes..........              21  16
                                (retrograde)
                                condensate volumes
                                upon request.
1202(c)(4)*..................  Copy & send all        1 minute............          24,450  408 (rounded)
                                liquid hydrocarbon
                                run tickets monthly.
1202(d)(5)*..................  Copy & submit liquid   2 minutes...........           9,870  329
                                hydrocarbon royalty
                                meter proving
                                reports monthly &
                                request waiver as
                                needed.
1202(f)(2)*..................  Copy & submit          10 minutes..........             102  17
                                mechanical-
                                displacement prover
                                & tank prover
                                calibration reports.
1202(l)(2)*..................  Copy & submit royalty  15 minutes..........              12  3
                                tank calibration
                                charts before using
                                for royalty
                                measurement.
1202(l)(3)*..................  Copy & submit          15 minutes..........               4  1
                                inventory tank        5 minutes...........             115  10 (rounded)
                                calibration charts
                                upon request; retain
                                charts for as long
                                as tanks are in use.
1203(b)(6), (8), (9)*........  Copy & submit gas      2 minutes...........          21,792  726 (rounded)
                                quality and volume    30 minutes..........              48  24
                                statements monthly
                                or as requested
                                (most will be
                                routine; few will
                                take longer).
1203(c)(4)*..................  Copy & submit gas      5 minutes...........              44  4 (rounded),
                                meter calibration     1 minute............          19,290  322 (rounded)
                                reports upon
                                request; retain for
                                2 years.
1203(e)(1)*..................  Copy & submit gas      30 minutes..........               4  2
                                processing plant
                                records upon request.
1203(f)(5)...................  Copy & submit          30 minutes..........              24  12
                                measuring records of
                                gas lost or used on
                                lease upon request.
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                      Subtotal               75,776 responses                        1,874
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1202(c)(1), (2); 1202(e)(4);   Record observed data,    Respondents record these items as   0
 1202(h)(1), (2), (3), (4);     correction factors &    part of normal business records &
 1202(i)(1)(iv),                net standard volume      practices to verify accuracy of
 (2)(iii);1202(j).              on royalty meter and       production measured for sale
                                tank run tickets.                    purposes
                               Record master meter
                                calibration runs.
                                Record mechanical-
                                displacement prover,
                                master meter, or
                                tank prover proof
                                runs..
                               Record liquid
                                hydrocarbon royalty
                                meter malfunction
                                and repair or
                                adjustment on
                                proving report;
                                record unregistered
                                production on run
                                ticket..
                               List Cpl and Ctl
                                factors on run
                                tickets..
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1202(d)(4)...................  Request approval for   1...................              35  35
                                proving on a
                                schedule other than
                                monthly.
1204(a)(2)...................  Provide state          1...................               1  1
                                production
                                volumetric and/or
                                fractional analysis
                                data upon request.
1205(a)(2)...................  Post signs at royalty  1...................              85  85
                                or inventory tank
                                used in royalty
                                determination
                                process.
1205(a)(4)...................  Report security        15 minutes..........               2  1 (rounded)
                                problems (telephone).
1200 thru 1205...............  General departure and  1...................              60  60
                                alternative
                                compliance requests
                                not specifically
                                covered elsewhere in
                                subpart L.
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                      Subtotal                183 responses                            182
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1202(e)(6)...................  Retain master meter    1 minute............           1,420  24 (rounded)
                                calibration reports
                                for 2 years.
1202(k)(5)...................  Retain liquid          1 minute............          10,875  182 (rounded)
                                hydrocarbon
                                allocation meter
                                proving reports for
                                2 years.
1203(f)(4)...................  Document & retain      1 minute............           4,045  68 (rounded)
                                measurement records
                                on gas lost or used
                                on lease for 2 years
                                at field location
                                and minimum 7 years
                                at location of
                                respondent's choice.
1204(b)(3)...................  Retain well test data  2 minutes...........          57,400  1,914 (rounded)
                                for 2 years.
1205(b)(3), (4)..............  Retain seal number     2...................           8,870  296 (rounded)
                                lists for 2 years.
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                      Subtotal               82,610 responses                  2,484 hours
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                         Total Hour and Fee Burden                                 158,932  8,533
                                                                            ..............  $1,154,700
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*Respondents gather this information as part of their normal business practices. MMS only requires copies of
  readily available documents. There is no burden for testing, meter reading, etc.


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    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: We 
have identified two paperwork ``non-hour cost'' burdens associated with 
this collection of information (see Hour and Fee Burden table). One is 
a $1,200 simple fee and the other is a $3,550 complex fee for a total 
of $1,154,700.
    Simple fee applications are to temporarily reroute production (for 
a duration not to exceed six months); production tests prior to 
pipeline construction; departures related to meter proving, well 
testing, or sampling frequency.
    Complex fee applications are for creations of new facility 
measurement points (FMPs); association of leases or units with existing 
FMPs; inclusion of production from additional structures; meter updates 
which add buy-back gas meters or pigging meters; other applications 
which request deviations from the approved allocation procedures.
    The application filing fees are required to recover the Federal 
Government's processing costs. We have not identified any other ``non-
hour cost'' burdens associated with this collection of information.
    Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) 
provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 
Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated 
to respond.
    Comments: Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et 
seq.) requires each agency ``* * * to provide notice * * * and 
otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies 
concerning each proposed collection of information * * *.'' Agencies 
must specifically solicit comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to 
perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) 
evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, 
usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 
minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    To comply with the public consultation process, on October 3, 2006, 
we published a Federal Register notice (71 FR 58429) announcing that we 
would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the 
required 60-day comment period. In addition, Sec.  250.199 provides the 
OMB control number for the information collection requirements imposed 
by the 30 CFR 250 regulations. The regulation also informs the public 
that they may comment at any time on the collections of information and 
provides the address to which they should send comments. We received 
one comment in response to these efforts, but it was not germane to the 
paperwork requirements.
    If you wish to comment in response to this notice, you may send 
your comments to the offices listed under the ADDRESSES section of this 
notice. OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information 
collection but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, to ensure maximum 
consideration, OMB should receive public comments by June 8, 2007.
    Public Comment Procedures: The MMS's practice is to make comments, 
including names and addresses of respondents, available for public 
review. If you wish your name and/or address to be withheld, you must 
state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. The MMS will 
honor the request to the extent allowable by the law; however, 
anonymous comments will not be considered. There may be circumstances 
in which we would withhold from the record a respondent's identity, as 
allowable by the law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or 
address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your 
comment. In addition, you must present a rationale for withholding this 
information. This rationale must demonstrate that disclosure ``would 
constitute an unwarranted invasion of privacy.'' Unsupported assertions 
will not meet this burden. In the absence of exceptional, documentable 
circumstances, this information will be released. All submissions from 
organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying 
themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or 
businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their 
entirety.
    MMS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz (202) 
208-7744.

    Dated: April 6, 2007.
E.P. Danenberger,
Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
 [FR Doc. E7-8837 Filed 5-8-07; 8:45 am]
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