Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, 57960-57962 [E7-19993]

Download as PDF 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 57961 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 196 / Thursday, October 11, 2007 / Notices complete this form to provide OSFR evidence using insurance. The number of forms to be submitted will depend upon the number of layers of insurance to evidence the total amount of OSFR required. One form is required for each layer of insurance. The form provides pertinent information about the insurer(s) and designates a U.S. agent for service of process. This form must be submitted at the beginning of the term of the insurance coverage for the designated applicant’s COFs or at the time COFs are added, with the scheduled option selected, to OSFR coverage. Form MMS–1020, Surety Bond: Each bonding company that issues a surety bond for the designated applicant must complete this form indicating the amount of surety and effective dates. The form provides pertinent information about the bonding company and designates a U.S. agent for service of process for the amount evidenced by the surety bond. This form must be submitted at the beginning of the term of the surety bond for the named designated applicant. Form MMS–1021, Covered Offshore Facilities: The designated applicant Frequency: The frequency of submission will vary, but most will respond at least once per year. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: We estimate there are approximately 600 respondents. Some will be holders of leases, permits, and rights of use and easement in the OCS and in State coastal waters who will appoint approximately 200 designated applicants. Other respondents will be the designated applicants’ insurance agents and brokers, bonding companies, and indemnitors. Some respondents may also be claimants. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: The estimated annual ‘‘hour’’ burden for this information collection is a total of 21,319 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. Average No. of annual reponses Annual burden hours The burdens for all general references to submitting evidence of OSFR are covered under the forms below. 0 Citation 30 CFR 253 Various sections. ... submits this form to identify the COFs for which the OSFR evidence applies. The form identifies each COF by State or OCS region; lease, permit, right of use and easement or pipeline number; aliquot section; area name; block number; and potential worst case oilspill discharge. This form is required to be submitted with each new or renewed OSFR certification application that includes COFs. Form MMS–1022, Covered Offshore Facility Changes: During the term of the issued OSFR certification, the designated applicant may submit changes to the current COF listings, including additions, deletions, or changes to the worst case oil-spill discharge for a COF. This form must be submitted when identified changes occur during the term of an OSFR Certification. Responses are mandatory. No questions of a ‘‘sensitive’’ nature are asked. Respondents are not required to submit confidential or proprietary information. All public requests for information about an applicant’s OSFR Certification will be processed according to the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) procedures. Reporting requirement Hour burden Applicability and Amount of OSFR 11(a)(1); 40; 41 ..... 11(a)(1); 40; 41 ..... 12 .......................... 15 .......................... 15(f) ....................... Subtotal .......... Form MMS–1016—Designated Applicant Information Certification. ................... Form MMS–1017—Designation of Applicant. ...................................................... Request for determination of OSFR applicability. ............................................... Notify MMS of change in ability to comply. ......................................................... Provide claimant written explanation of denial. ................................................... .......................................................................................................................... 1 9 2 1 1 200 600 5 1 15 821 200 5,400 10 1 15 5,626 Form MMS–1018—Self-Insurance or Indemnity Information. ............................. ............................................................................................................................... 1 .................... 75 .................... 75 .................... Form MMS–1019—Insurance Certificate. ............................................................ Form MMS–1020—Surety Bond. ......................................................................... Proposal for alternative method to evidence OSFR (anticipate no proposals, but the regs provide the opportunity).. .......................................................................................................................... 120 24 120 120 4 1 14,400 96 120 200 14,691 200 400 600 600 400 1,000 Claims: MMS will not be involved in the claims process. Assessment of burden for claims against the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund (30 CFR parts 135, 136, 137) should be responsibility of the U.S. Coast Guard. Claimant request to determine whether a guarantor may be liable for a claim. 2 1 .......................................................................................................................... 1 .......................................................................................................................... 1,622 0 Methods for Demonstrating OSFR 21; 22; 23; ............. 24; 26; 27; 30; 40; 41; 43. 29; 40;41; 43 ......... 31; 40; 41; 43 ........ 32 .......................... Subtotal .......... Requirements for Submitting OSFR Information 40; 41 .................... 40; 41; 42 .............. Subtotal .......... Form MMS–1021—Covered Offshore Facilities. ................................................. Form MMS–1022—Covered Offshore Facility Changes. .................................... .......................................................................................................................... 3 1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Claims for Oil-Spill Removal Costs and Damages Subpart F .............. 60(d) ...................... Subtotal .......... Total Burden. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Oct 10, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 2 2 21,319 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 57962 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 196 / Thursday, October 11, 2007 / Notices Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: We have identified no paperwork ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with the collection of information. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. Comments: Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) requires each agency ‘‘* * * to provide notice * * * and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information * * *’’ Agencies must specifically solicit comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. To comply with the public consultation process, on January 23, 2007, we published a Federal Register notice (72 FR 2903) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day comment period. In addition, § 253.5 and the PRA statement on the cover sheet for the OSFR forms explain that MMS will accept comments at any time on the information collection requirements and burdens of our 30 CFR 253 regulations and associated forms. Section 253.5 and the OSFR forms cover sheet also provide the OMB control number and the address to which to send comments. We received no comments in response to these efforts. If you wish to comment in response to this notice, you may send your comments to the offices listed under the ADDRESSES section of this notice. OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information collection but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, to ensure maximum consideration, OMB should receive public comments by November 13, 2007. Public Availability of Comments: Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Oct 10, 2007 Jkt 214001 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: May 31, 2007. William S. Hauser, Acting Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. E7–19993 Filed 10–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Bureau of Justice Statistics [OMB Number 1121–0292] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested 60-day notice of information collection under review: Existing collection, Survey of Sexual Violence (SSV). ACTION: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Justice Statistics, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for ‘‘sixty days’’ until December 10, 2007. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. If you have comments especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Paige Harrison, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh Street, NW., Washington, DC 20531 (phone: 202–514–0809). Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; —Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; —Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and —Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of this information collection: (1) Type of Information Collection: Existing data collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Survey of Sexual Violence. (3) Agency Form Number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: SSV1, SSV2, SSV3, SSV4, SSV5, SSV6, SSVIA, SSVIJ; Bureau of Justice Statistics, Department of Justice. (4) Affected Public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Other: Federal Government, Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions. The data will be used to develop estimates for the incidence and prevalence of sexual assault within correctional facilities, as well as characteristics of substantiated incidents, as required under the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (Public Law 108–79). (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 912 respondents will complete each summary form within 60 minutes and each substantiated incident form (as needed, we estimate about 950 forms will be completed) in 15 minutes. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 1,150 total annual burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Lynn Bryant, Deputy Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530. 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 (1010-0106).

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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 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 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 self-insuring 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 self-insurance 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

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complete this form to provide OSFR evidence using insurance. The number 
of forms to be submitted will depend upon the number of layers of 
insurance to evidence the total amount of OSFR required. One form is 
required for each layer of insurance. The form provides pertinent 
information about the insurer(s) and designates a U.S. agent for 
service of process. This form must be submitted at the beginning of the 
term of the insurance coverage for the designated applicant's COFs or 
at the time COFs are added, with the scheduled option selected, to OSFR 
coverage.
    Form MMS-1020, Surety Bond: Each bonding company that issues a 
surety bond for the designated applicant must complete this form 
indicating the amount of surety and effective dates. The form provides 
pertinent information about the bonding company and designates a U.S. 
agent for service of process for the amount evidenced by the surety 
bond. This form must be submitted at the beginning of the term of the 
surety bond for the named designated applicant.
    Form MMS-1021, Covered Offshore Facilities: The designated 
applicant submits this form to identify the COFs for which the OSFR 
evidence applies. The form identifies each COF by State or OCS region; 
lease, permit, right of use and easement or pipeline number; aliquot 
section; area name; block number; and potential worst case oil-spill 
discharge. This form is required to be submitted with each new or 
renewed OSFR certification application that includes COFs.
    Form MMS-1022, Covered Offshore Facility Changes: During the term 
of the issued OSFR certification, the designated applicant may submit 
changes to the current COF listings, including additions, deletions, or 
changes to the worst case oil-spill discharge for a COF. This form must 
be submitted when identified changes occur during the term of an OSFR 
Certification.
    Responses are mandatory. No questions of a ``sensitive'' nature are 
asked. Respondents are not required to submit confidential or 
proprietary information. All public requests for information about an 
applicant's OSFR Certification will be processed according to the 
Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) procedures.
    Frequency: The frequency of submission will vary, but most will 
respond at least once per year.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: We estimate there 
are approximately 600 respondents. Some will be holders of leases, 
permits, and rights of use and easement in the OCS and in State coastal 
waters who will appoint approximately 200 designated applicants. Other 
respondents will be the designated applicants' insurance agents and 
brokers, bonding companies, and indemnitors. Some respondents may also 
be claimants.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: The 
estimated annual ``hour'' burden for this information collection is a 
total of 21,319 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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                                                                                        Average No.     Annual
           Citation 30 CFR 253                 Reporting requirement       Hour burden   of annual      burden
                                                                                          reponses      hours
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Various sections........................     The burdens for all general references to submitting              0
                                              evidence of OSFR are covered under the forms below.
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                                        Applicability and Amount of OSFR
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11(a)(1); 40; 41........................  Form MMS-1016--Designated                  1          200          200
                                           Applicant Information
                                           Certification..
11(a)(1); 40; 41........................  Form MMS-1017--Designation of              9          600        5,400
                                           Applicant..
12......................................  Request for determination of               2            5           10
                                           OSFR applicability..
15......................................  Notify MMS of change in ability            1            1            1
                                           to comply..
15(f)...................................  Provide claimant written                   1           15           15
                                           explanation of denial..
    Subtotal............................  ...............................  ...........          821        5,626
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                                         Methods for Demonstrating OSFR
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21; 22; 23;.............................  Form MMS-1018--Self-Insurance              1           75           75
                                           or Indemnity Information..
24; 26; 27; 30; 40; 41; 43..............  ...............................  ...........  ...........  ...........
29; 40;41; 43...........................  Form MMS-1019--Insurance                 120          120       14,400
                                           Certificate..
31; 40; 41; 43..........................  Form MMS-1020--Surety Bond.....           24            4           96
32......................................  Proposal for alternative method          120            1          120
                                           to evidence OSFR (anticipate
                                           no proposals, but the regs
                                           provide the opportunity)..
    Subtotal............................  ...............................  ...........          200       14,691
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                                  Requirements for Submitting OSFR Information
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40; 41..................................  Form MMS-1021--Covered Offshore            3          200          600
                                           Facilities..
40; 41; 42..............................  Form MMS-1022--Covered Offshore            1          400          400
                                           Facility Changes..
    Subtotal............................  ...............................  ...........          600        1,000
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                                 Claims for Oil-Spill Removal Costs and Damages
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Subpart F...............................   Claims: MMS will not be involved in the claims process.             0
                                             Assessment of burden for claims against the Oil Spill
                                           Liability Trust Fund (30 CFR parts 135, 136, 137) should
                                                  be responsibility of the U.S. Coast Guard.
60(d)...................................  Claimant request to determine              2            1            2
                                           whether a guarantor may be
                                           liable for a claim..
    Subtotal............................  ...............................  ...........            1            2
        Total Burden....................  ...............................  ...........        1,622       21,319
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    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: We 
have identified no paperwork ``non-hour cost'' burdens associated with 
the collection of information.
    Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) 
provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 
Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated 
to respond.
    Comments: Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et 
seq.) requires each agency ``* * * to provide notice * * * and 
otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies 
concerning each proposed collection of information * * *'' Agencies 
must specifically solicit comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to 
perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) 
evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, 
usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 
minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    To comply with the public consultation process, on January 23, 
2007, we published a Federal Register notice (72 FR 2903) announcing 
that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided 
the required 60-day comment period. In addition, Sec.  253.5 and the 
PRA statement on the cover sheet for the OSFR forms explain that MMS 
will accept comments at any time on the information collection 
requirements and burdens of our 30 CFR 253 regulations and associated 
forms. Section 253.5 and the OSFR forms cover sheet also provide the 
OMB control number and the address to which to send comments. We 
received no comments in response to these efforts.
    If you wish to comment in response to this notice, you may send 
your comments to the offices listed under the ADDRESSES section of this 
notice. OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information 
collection but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, to ensure maximum 
consideration, OMB should receive public comments by November 13, 2007.
    Public Availability of Comments: Before including your address, 
phone number, 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: May 31, 2007.
William S. Hauser,
Acting Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
 [FR Doc. E7-19993 Filed 10-10-07; 8:45 am]
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