Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, 57957-57960 [E7-19992]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 196 / Thursday, October 11, 2007 / Notices Seward Meridian, Alaska T. 21 N., R. 75 W., Secs. 16, 19, and 20. Containing 643.69 acres. T. 21 N., R. 76 W., Sec. 5; Secs. 23 to 26, inclusive. Containing 2,860.89 acres. Aggregating 3,504.58 acres. The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to Calista Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to Nerklikmute Native Corporation. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Tundra Drums. DATES: The time limits for filing an appeal are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until 30 days after publication in the Federal Register to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4, subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7599. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. D. Kay Erben, Title and Law Examiner, Branch of Adjudication II. [FR Doc. E7–20068 Filed 10–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–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 (1010–0086). rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Oct 10, 2007 Jkt 214001 (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 P, Sulphur Operations. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. DATES: Submit written comments by November 13, 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 (1010–0086). 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 1010–0086 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 Part 250, Subpart P, Sulphur Operations. OMB Control Number: 1010–0086. 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 preserve, protect, and develop sulphur resources on the OCS; make such resources available to meet the Nation’s energy needs as rapidly as possible; balance orderly energy resources development with protection of the human, marine, and coastal environments; ensure the public a fair and equitable return on the resources offshore; and preserve and maintain free enterprise competition. Section 5(a) of the OCS Lands Act requires the Secretary to prescribe rules and regulations ‘‘to provide for the prevention of waste, and conservation of the natural resources of the Outer Continental Shelf, and the protection of correlative rights therein’’ and to include provisions ‘‘for the prompt and efficient exploration and development of a lease area.’’ These authorities and PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57957 responsibilities are among those delegated to MMS under which we issue regulations to ensure that operations in the OCS will meet statutory requirements; provide for safety and protection of the environment; and result in diligent exploration, development, and production of OCS leases. This information collection request addresses the regulations at 30 CFR Part 250, Subpart P, Sulphur Operations, and the associated supplementary notices to lessees and operators intended to provide clarification, description, or explanation of these regulations. The MMS uses the information collected to ascertain the condition of drilling sites for the purpose of preventing hazards inherent in drilling and production operations and to evaluate the adequacy of equipment and/or procedures to be used during the conduct of drilling, well-completion, well-workover, and production operations. For example, MMS uses the information to: • Ascertain that a discovered sulphur deposit can be classified as capable of production in paying quantities. • Ensure accurate and complete measurement of production to determine the amount of sulphur royalty payments due the United States; and that the sale locations are secure, production has been measured accurately, and appropriate follow-up actions are initiated. • Ensure that the drilling unit is fit for the intended purpose. • Review expected oceanographic and meteorological conditions to ensure the integrity of the drilling unit (this information is submitted only if it is not otherwise available). • Review hazard survey data to ensure that the lessee will not encounter geological conditions that present a hazard to operations. • Ensure the adequacy and safety of firefighting plans. • Ensure the adequacy of casing for anticipated conditions. • Review log entries of crew meetings to verify that crew members are properly trained. • Review drilling, well-completion, and well-workover diagrams and procedures to ensure the safety of the proposed drilling, well-completion, and well-workover operations. • Review production operation procedures to ensure the safety of the proposed production operations. • Monitor environmental data during operations in offshore areas where such data are not already available to provide a valuable source of information to evaluate the performance of drilling rigs E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 57958 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 196 / Thursday, October 11, 2007 / Notices under various weather and ocean conditions. This information is necessary to make reasonable determinations regarding safety of operations and environmental protection. 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 Citation 30 CFR 250 made available to the public or for limited inspection’’, and 30 CFR Part 252, ‘‘OCS Oil and Gas Information Program.’’ Frequency: The frequency varies by section, but is generally on occasion. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 1 Federal OCS sulphur lessee. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: The Reporting and recordkeeping requirement following chart details the components of the hour burden for the information collection requirements in subpart P— an estimated total of 903 burden hours. In estimating 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 Average No. of annual reponses Annual burden hours Submittals/Notifications 1600 ............................... 1605; 1617; 1618; 1619(b); 1622. 1605(b)(3) ...................... Submit exploration or development and production plan. Submit forms MMS–123 (Application for Permit to Drill), MMS–124 (Application for Permit to Modify), form MMS–125 (End of Operations Report). Burden included in (1010–0151) 0 Burden included in (1010–0141) 0 1605(d) .......................... Submit data and information on fitness of drilling unit. Submit results of additional surveys and soil borings upon request*. 1605(f) ........................... Submit application for installation of fixed drilling platforms or structures. 1608 ............................... Submit well casing and cementing plan or modification. Submit copies of records, logs, reports, charts, etc., upon request. Submit application for design and installation features of sulphur production facilities and fuel gas safety system; certify new installation conforms to approved design. Notify MMS of pre-production test and inspection of safety system and commencement of production. Submit application for method of production measurement. 5 .................................... 1 plan ............................ 5 1 .................................... 8 submissions ............... 8 4 .................................... 1 application .................. 4 ....................................... 2 notifications ................ 1 2 .................................... 1 application .................. 2 ............................................................................... ....................................... 15 .................................. 25 1 .................................... 1 request ....................... 1 1 .................................... 1 request ....................... 1 8 .................................... 2 requests ..................... 16 1 .................................... 1 request ....................... 1 1 .................................... 1 request ....................... 1 1 .................................... 1 request ....................... 1 1 .................................... 1 request ....................... 1 1 .................................... 1 request ....................... 1 4 .................................... 1 request ....................... 4 2 .................................... 1 request ....................... 2 1619(c), (d), (e) ............. 1628(b), (d) .................... 1630(a)(5) ...................... 1633(b) .......................... Subtotal .................. 4 .................................... 1 submission ................. 4 1 .................................... 1 submission ................. 1 Burden included in (1010–0149) 0 Requests 1603(a) .......................... 1605(e)(5) ...................... 1607 ............................... 1610(d)(8) ...................... 1611(b); 1625(b) ............ 1611(f); 1625(f) .............. 1612 ............................... rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 1615 ............................... 1629(b)(3) ...................... 1600 thru 1634 .............. VerDate Aug<31>2005 Request determination whether sulphur deposit can produce in paying quantities. Request copy of directional survey (by holder of adjoining lease)*. Request establishment, amendment, or cancellation of field rules for drilling, well-completion, or well-workover. Request exception to ram-type blowout preventer (BOP) system components rated working pressure. Request exception to water-rated working pressure to test ram-type and annular BOPs and choke manifold. Request exception to recording pressure conditions during BOP tests on pressure charts*. Request exception to § 250.408 requirements for well-control drills*. Request exception to blind-shear ram or pipe rams and inside BOP to secure wells. Request approval of firefighting systems; post firefighting system diagram. General departure and alternative compliance requests not specifically covered elsewhere in subpart P. 16:09 Oct 10, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 57959 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 196 / Thursday, October 11, 2007 / Notices Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Hour burden Average No. of annual reponses ............................................................................... ....................................... 11 .................................. 29 1 lessee × 52 wks × 2 rigs = 104. 26 Citation 30 CFR 250 Subtotal .................. Annual burden hours Record/Retain 1604(f) ........................... 1605(c) ........................... 1609(a) .......................... 1611(d)(3); 1625(d)(3) ... 1611(f), (g); 1625(f), (g) 1613(e) .......................... Check traveling-block safety device for proper operation weekly and after each drill-line slipping; enter results in log. Report oceanographic, meteorological, and drilling unit performance data upon request*. Pressure test casing; record time, conditions of testing, and test results in log. Record in driller’s report the date, time, and reason for postponing pressure testings. Conduct tests, actuations, inspections, maintenance, and crew drills of BOP systems at least weekly; record results in driller’s report; retain records for 2 years following completion of drilling activity. Pressure test diverter sealing element/valves weekly; actuate diverter sealing element/ valves/control system every 24 hours; test diverter line for flow every 24 hours; record test times and results in driller’s report. ⁄ .................................. 14 1 .................................... 1 report ......................... 2 .................................... 1 lease × 60 tests/ records = 60. 1 lessee × 6 recordings = 6. 1 lessee × 52 weeks = 52. 10 minutes .................... 6 .................................... 2 .................................... 1 lessee on occasion (daily/weekly during drilling) × 2 rigs × 52 weeks = 104. 1 120 1 312 208 1616(c) ........................... Retain training records for lessee and drilling contractor personnel. 1619(a) .......................... Retain records for each well and all well operations for 2 years. Conduct safety meetings prior to well-completion or well-workover operations; record date and time. Maintain information on approved design and installation features for the life of the facility. Retain pressure-recording charts used to determine operating pressure ranges for 2 years. Maintain records for each safety device installed for 2 years. Conduct safety device training prior to production operations and periodically thereafter; record date and time. Report evidence of mishandling of produced sulphur or tampering or falsifying any measurement of production. 12 .................................. 1 lessee ........................ 12 1 .................................... 1 lessee × 50 meetings/ records = 50. 50 1 .................................... 1 lessee ........................ 1 12 .................................. 1 lessee ........................ 12 1 .................................... 1 lessee ........................ 1 1 .................................... 1 lessee × 52 train/ records × 2 rigs = 104. 104 1 .................................... 1 report ......................... 1 Subtotal .................. ............................................................................... ....................................... 486 ................................ 849 Total Burden ........... ............................................................................... ....................................... 512 ................................ 903 1621 ............................... 1628(b), (d) .................... 1629(b)(1)(ii), (iv) ........... 1630(b) .......................... 1631 ............................... 1634(b) .......................... Burden covered under subpart O, 1010–0128 0 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES * We included a minimal burden, but it has not been necessary to request these data and/or no submissions received for many years. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: We have identified no ‘‘nonhour cost’’ burdens. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Oct 10, 2007 Jkt 214001 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 January 29, 2006, we published a Federal Register notice (72 FR 4027) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day comment period. In addition, 250.199 displays the OMB control numbers for the information collection requirements imposed by the 30 CFR Part 250 regulations and forms. The regulation also informs the public PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that they may comment at any time on the collections of information and provides the address to which they should send comments. We have received no comments in response to these efforts. If you wish to comment in response to this notice, send your comments directly to the offices listed under the ADDRESSES section of this notice. The 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 November 13, 2007. Public Comment Policy: Before including your address, phone number, E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 57960 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 196 / Thursday, October 11, 2007 / Notices e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. MMS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz (202) 208–7744. Dated: June 1, 2007. William S. Hauser, Acting Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. E7–19992 Filed 10–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of extension of an information collection (1010–0106). rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we are submitting to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 253, Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for Offshore Facilities, 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 November 13, 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 (1010–0106). 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 1010–0106 in your subject line and mark your VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Oct 10, 2007 Jkt 214001 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 and forms that require the subject collection of information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR Part 253, Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for Offshore Facilities. Forms: MMS–1016, MMS–1017, MMS–1018, MMS–1019, MMS–1020, MMS–1021, MMS–1022. OMB Control Number: 1010–0106. Abstract: Title I of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) (33 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.), as amended by the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104– 324), provides at section 1016 that oil spill financial responsibility (OSFR) for offshore facilities be established and maintained according to methods determined acceptable to the President. Section 1016 of OPA supersedes the offshore facility OSFR provisions of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments of 1978. These authorities and responsibilities are among those delegated to MMS under which we issue regulations governing oil and gas and sulphur operations in the OCS. The information collection discussed in this notice that we are submitting to OMB addresses the regulations at 30 CFR Part 253, Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for Offshore Facilities, forms MMS– 1016 through MMS–1022, and any associated supplementary notices to lessees and operators intended to provide clarification, description, or explanation of these regulations. The MMS uses the information collected under 30 CFR part 253 to verify compliance with section 1016 of OPA. The information is necessary to confirm that applicants can pay for cleanup and damages from oil-spill discharges from covered offshore facilities (COFs). Routinely, the information will be used: (a) To establish eligibility of applicants for an OSFR Certification; and (b) as a reference source for cleanup and damage claims associated with oil-spill discharges from COFs; the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of owners, operators, and guarantors; designated U.S. agents for service of process; and persons to contact. To collect most of the information, MMS developed standard forms. The forms and their purposes are: Cover Sheet: The forms will be distributed in a package that includes a PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 cover sheet that displays the required OMB Control Number, Expiration Date, and Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) statement. This cover sheet will accompany the forms as part of a package or will be included with any copies of a particular form that respondents may request. Form MMS–1016, Designated Applicant Information Certification: The designated applicant uses this form to provide identifying information (company legal name, MMS company number and region, address, contact name and title, telephone and fax numbers) and to summarize the OSFR evidence. This form is required for each new or renewed OSFR certification application. Form MMS–1017, Designation of Applicant: When there is more than one responsible party for a COF, they must select a designated applicant. Each responsible party, as defined in the regulations, must use this form to notify MMS of the designated applicant. This form is also used to designate the U.S. agent for service of process for the responsible party(ies) should claims from an oil-spill discharge exceed the amount evidenced by the designated applicant; identifies and provides pertinent information about the responsible party(ies); and lists the COFs for which the responsible party is liable for OSFR certification. The form identifies each COF by State or OCS region; lease, permit, right of use and easement or pipeline number; aliquot section; area name; and block number. This form must be submitted with each new OSFR application or with an assignment involving a COF in which there is at least one responsible party who is not the designated applicant for a COF. Form MMS–1018, Self-Insurance or Indemnity Information: This form is used if the designated applicant is selfinsuring or using an indemnity for OSFR evidence. As appropriate, either the designated applicant or the designated applicant’s indemnitor completes the form to indicate the amount of OSFR coverage as well as effective and expiration dates. The form also provides pertinent information about the self-insurer or indemnitor and is used to designate a U.S. agent for service of process for claims up to the evidenced amount. This form must be submitted each time new evidence of OSFR is submitted using either selfinsurance or an indemnification. Form MMS–1019, Insurance Certificate: The designated applicant (representing himself as a direct purchaser of insurance) or his insurance agent or broker and the named insurers E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1

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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 (1010-0086).

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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 P, Sulphur 
Operations. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity 
to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.

DATES: Submit written comments by November 13, 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 (1010-0086). 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 
1010-0086 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 Part 250, Subpart P, Sulphur Operations.
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0086.
    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 preserve, protect, and develop 
sulphur resources on the OCS; make such resources available to meet the 
Nation's energy needs as rapidly as possible; balance orderly energy 
resources development with protection of the human, marine, and coastal 
environments; ensure the public a fair and equitable return on the 
resources offshore; and preserve and maintain free enterprise 
competition. Section 5(a) of the OCS Lands Act requires the Secretary 
to prescribe rules and regulations ``to provide for the prevention of 
waste, and conservation of the natural resources of the Outer 
Continental Shelf, and the protection of correlative rights therein'' 
and to include provisions ``for the prompt and efficient exploration 
and development of a lease area.'' These authorities and 
responsibilities are among those delegated to MMS under which we issue 
regulations to ensure that operations in the OCS will meet statutory 
requirements; provide for safety and protection of the environment; and 
result in diligent exploration, development, and production of OCS 
leases. This information collection request addresses the regulations 
at 30 CFR Part 250, Subpart P, Sulphur Operations, and the associated 
supplementary notices to lessees and operators intended to provide 
clarification, description, or explanation of these regulations.
    The MMS uses the information collected to ascertain the condition 
of drilling sites for the purpose of preventing hazards inherent in 
drilling and production operations and to evaluate the adequacy of 
equipment and/or procedures to be used during the conduct of drilling, 
well-completion, well-workover, and production operations. For example, 
MMS uses the information to:
     Ascertain that a discovered sulphur deposit can be 
classified as capable of production in paying quantities.
     Ensure accurate and complete measurement of production to 
determine the amount of sulphur royalty payments due the United States; 
and that the sale locations are secure, production has been measured 
accurately, and appropriate follow-up actions are initiated.
     Ensure that the drilling unit is fit for the intended 
purpose.
     Review expected oceanographic and meteorological 
conditions to ensure the integrity of the drilling unit (this 
information is submitted only if it is not otherwise available).
     Review hazard survey data to ensure that the lessee will 
not encounter geological conditions that present a hazard to 
operations.
     Ensure the adequacy and safety of firefighting plans.
     Ensure the adequacy of casing for anticipated conditions.
     Review log entries of crew meetings to verify that crew 
members are properly trained.
     Review drilling, well-completion, and well-workover 
diagrams and procedures to ensure the safety of the proposed drilling, 
well-completion, and well-workover operations.
     Review production operation procedures to ensure the 
safety of the proposed production operations.
     Monitor environmental data during operations in offshore 
areas where such data are not already available to provide a valuable 
source of information to evaluate the performance of drilling rigs

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under various weather and ocean conditions. This information is 
necessary to make reasonable determinations regarding safety of 
operations and environmental protection.
    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 or 
for limited inspection'', and 30 CFR Part 252, ``OCS Oil and Gas 
Information Program.''
    Frequency: The frequency varies by section, but is generally on 
occasion.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 1 
Federal OCS sulphur lessee.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: The 
following chart details the components of the hour burden for the 
information collection requirements in subpart P--an estimated total of 
903 burden hours. In estimating 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 and                                                   Annual
       Citation 30 CFR 250              recordkeeping           Hour burden        Average No. of       burden
                                         requirement                               annual reponses      hours
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                                            Submittals/Notifications
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1600............................  Submit exploration or          Burden included in (1010-0151)                0
                                   development and
                                   production plan.
1605; 1617; 1618; 1619(b); 1622.  Submit forms MMS-123           Burden included in (1010-0141)                0
                                   (Application for Permit
                                   to Drill), MMS-124
                                   (Application for Permit
                                   to Modify), form MMS-
                                   125 (End of Operations
                                   Report).
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1605(b)(3)......................  Submit data and           4..................  1 submission......            4
                                   information on fitness
                                   of drilling unit.
1605(d).........................  Submit results of         1..................  1 submission......            1
                                   additional surveys and
                                   soil borings upon
                                   request*.
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1605(f).........................  Submit application for         Burden included in (1010-0149)                0
                                   installation of fixed
                                   drilling platforms or
                                   structures.
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1608............................  Submit well casing and    5..................  1 plan............            5
                                   cementing plan or
                                   modification.
1619(c), (d), (e)...............  Submit copies of          1..................  8 submissions.....            8
                                   records, logs, reports,
                                   charts, etc., upon
                                   request.
1628(b), (d)....................  Submit application for    4..................  1 application.....            4
                                   design and installation
                                   features of sulphur
                                   production facilities
                                   and fuel gas safety
                                   system; certify new
                                   installation conforms
                                   to approved design.
1630(a)(5)......................  Notify MMS of pre-        ...................  2 notifications...            1
                                   production test and
                                   inspection of safety
                                   system and commencement
                                   of production.
1633(b).........................  Submit application for    2..................  1 application.....            2
                                   method of production
                                   measurement.
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    Subtotal....................  ........................  ...................  15................           25
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                                                    Requests
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1603(a).........................  Request determination     1..................  1 request.........            1
                                   whether sulphur deposit
                                   can produce in paying
                                   quantities.
1605(e)(5)......................  Request copy of           1..................  1 request.........            1
                                   directional survey (by
                                   holder of adjoining
                                   lease)*.
1607............................  Request establishment,    8..................  2 requests........           16
                                   amendment, or
                                   cancellation of field
                                   rules for drilling,
                                   well-completion, or
                                   well-workover.
1610(d)(8)......................  Request exception to ram- 1..................  1 request.........            1
                                   type blowout preventer
                                   (BOP) system components
                                   rated working pressure.
1611(b); 1625(b)................  Request exception to      1..................  1 request.........            1
                                   water-rated working
                                   pressure to test ram-
                                   type and annular BOPs
                                   and choke manifold.
1611(f); 1625(f)................  Request exception to      1..................  1 request.........            1
                                   recording pressure
                                   conditions during BOP
                                   tests on pressure
                                   charts*.
1612............................  Request exception to      1..................  1 request.........            1
                                   Sec.   250.408
                                   requirements for well-
                                   control drills*.
1615............................  Request exception to      1..................  1 request.........            1
                                   blind-shear ram or pipe
                                   rams and inside BOP to
                                   secure wells.
1629(b)(3)......................  Request approval of       4..................  1 request.........            4
                                   firefighting systems;
                                   post firefighting
                                   system diagram.
1600 thru 1634..................  General departure and     2..................  1 request.........            2
                                   alternative compliance
                                   requests not
                                   specifically covered
                                   elsewhere in subpart P.
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    Subtotal....................  ........................  ...................  11................           29
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                                                  Record/Retain
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1604(f).........................  Check traveling-block     \1/4\..............  1 lessee x 52 wks            26
                                   safety device for                              x 2 rigs = 104.
                                   proper operation weekly
                                   and after each drill-
                                   line slipping; enter
                                   results in log.
1605(c).........................  Report oceanographic,     1..................  1 report..........            1
                                   meteorological, and
                                   drilling unit
                                   performance data upon
                                   request*.
1609(a).........................  Pressure test casing;     2..................  1 lease x 60 tests/         120
                                   record time, conditions                         records = 60.
                                   of testing, and test
                                   results in log.
1611(d)(3); 1625(d)(3)..........  Record in driller's       10 minutes.........  1 lessee x 6                  1
                                   report the date, time,                         recordings = 6.
                                   and reason for
                                   postponing pressure
                                   testings.
1611(f), (g); 1625(f), (g)......  Conduct tests,            6..................  1 lessee x 52               312
                                   actuations,                                    weeks = 52.
                                   inspections,
                                   maintenance, and crew
                                   drills of BOP systems
                                   at least weekly; record
                                   results in driller's
                                   report; retain records
                                   for 2 years following
                                   completion of drilling
                                   activity.
1613(e).........................  Pressure test diverter    2..................  1 lessee on                 208
                                   sealing element/valves                         occasion (daily/
                                   weekly; actuate                                weekly during
                                   diverter sealing                               drilling) x 2
                                   element/valves/control                         rigs x 52 weeks =
                                   system every 24 hours;                         104.
                                   test diverter line for
                                   flow every 24 hours;
                                   record test times and
                                   results in driller's
                                   report.
                                                           -----------------------------------------
1616(c).........................  Retain training records    Burden covered under subpart O, 1010-             0
                                   for lessee and drilling                    0128
                                   contractor personnel.
                                                           -----------------------------------------
1619(a).........................  Retain records for each   12.................  1 lessee..........           12
                                   well and all well
                                   operations for 2 years.
1621............................  Conduct safety meetings   1..................  1 lessee x 50                50
                                   prior to well-                                 meetings/records
                                   completion or well-                            = 50.
                                   workover operations;
                                   record date and time.
1628(b), (d)....................  Maintain information on   1..................  1 lessee..........            1
                                   approved design and
                                   installation features
                                   for the life of the
                                   facility.
1629(b)(1)(ii), (iv)............  Retain pressure-          12.................  1 lessee..........           12
                                   recording charts used
                                   to determine operating
                                   pressure ranges for 2
                                   years.
1630(b).........................  Maintain records for      1..................  1 lessee..........            1
                                   each safety device
                                   installed for 2 years.
1631............................  Conduct safety device     1..................  1 lessee x 52               104
                                   training prior to                              train/ records x
                                   production operations                          2 rigs = 104.
                                   and periodically
                                   thereafter; record date
                                   and time.
1634(b).........................  Report evidence of        1..................  1 report..........            1
                                   mishandling of produced
                                   sulphur or tampering or
                                   falsifying any
                                   measurement of
                                   production.
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    Subtotal....................  ........................  ...................  486...............          849
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
    Total Burden................  ........................  ...................  512...............          903
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* We included a minimal burden, but it has not been necessary to request these data and/or no submissions
  received for many years.

    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' 
Burden: We have identified no ``non-hour cost'' burdens.
    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 January 29, 
2006, we published a Federal Register notice (72 FR 4027) announcing 
that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided 
the required 60-day comment period. In addition, 250.199 displays the 
OMB control numbers for the information collection requirements imposed 
by the 30 CFR Part 250 regulations and forms. 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 have received no comments in response to these efforts.
    If you wish to comment in response to this notice, send your 
comments directly to the offices listed under the ADDRESSES section of 
this notice. The 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 
November 13, 2007.
    Public Comment Policy: Before including your address, phone number,

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e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your 
comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including your 
personal identifying information--may be made publicly available at any 
time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.
    MMS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz (202) 
208-7744.

    Dated: June 1, 2007.
William S. Hauser,
Acting Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
 [FR Doc. E7-19992 Filed 10-10-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-MR-P