MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0151 (30 CFR 250, Subpart B) Plans and Information, Extension of a Collection; Comment Request, 64238-64240 [E7-22300]

Download as PDF 64238 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 220 / Thursday, November 15, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [Docket No. MMS–2007–OMM–0063] Minerals Management Service MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010–0151 (30 CFR 250, Subpart B) Plans and Information, Extension of a Collection; Comment Request Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of extension of an information collection (1010–0151). pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, Subpart B, Plans and Information. DATE: Submit written comments by January 14, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any either of the following methods listed below. • Electronically: go to http:// www.regulations.gov, select ‘‘Minerals Management Service’’ from the agency drop-down menu, then click ‘‘submit.’’ In the Docket ID column, select MMS– 2007–OMM–0063 to submit public comments and to view supporting and related materials available. Information on using Regulations.gov, including instructions for accessing documents, submitting comments, and viewing the docket after the close of the comment period, is available through the site’s ‘‘User Tips’’ link. All comments submitted will be published and posted to the docket after the closing period. • Mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the Interior; Minerals Management Service; Attention: Cheryl Blundon; 381 Elden Street, MS–4024; Herndon, Virginia 20170–4817. Please reference ‘‘Information Collection 1010– 0151’’ in your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Blundon, Regulations and Standards Branch at (703) 787–1607. You may also contact Cheryl Blundon to obtain a copy, at no cost, of the regulations and the forms that require the subject collection of information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR Part 250, Subpart B, Plans and Information. Form(s): MMS–137, MMS–138, MMS–139, MMS–141, and MMS–142. OMB Control Number: 1010–0151. Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:50 Nov 14, 2007 Jkt 214001 1331 et seq., 31 U.S.C. 9701), authorizes the Secretary of the Interior 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. Sections 11 and 25 of the amended OCS Lands Act require the holders of OCS oil and gas or sulphur leases to submit exploration plans (EPs) or development and production plans (DPPs) to the Secretary for approval prior to commencing these activities. As a Federal agency, we have a continuing affirmative duty to comply with the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This includes a substantive duty to carry out any agency action in a manner that is not likely to jeopardize protected species as well as a procedural duty to consult with the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries (NOAA Fisheries) before engaging in a discretionary action that may affect a protected species. To provide supplementary guidance and procedures, MMS issues Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTLs) on a regional or national basis. Regulation 30 CFR 250.103 allows MMS to issue NTLs to clarify, supplement, or provide more detail about certain requirements. Regulations at 30 CFR part 250 Subpart B, implement these statutory requirements. The MMS engineers, geologists, geophysicists, environmental scientists, and other Federal agencies analyze and evaluate the information and data collected under subpart B to ensure that planned operations are safe; will not adversely affect the marine, coastal, or human environment; and will conserve the resources of the OCS. We use the information to: (a) Report annually to NOAA Fisheries the effectiveness of mitigation, any adverse effects of the proposed action, and any incidental take, in accordance with 50 CFR 402.14(i)(3), and (b) allow the Regional Supervisor to make an informed decision on whether to approve the proposed exploration or development and production plans as submitted, or whether modifications are necessary without the analysis and evaluation of the required information. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The affected States also review the information collected for consistency with approved Coastal Zone Management (CZM) plans. Specifically, MMS uses the information to evaluate, analyze, determine, or ensure that: • Ancillary activities comply with appropriate laws or regulations and are conducted safely, protect the environment, and do not interfere or conflict with the other uses of the OCS (i.e., military use, subsistence activity). • Points of contact and responsible parties are designated for proposed activities. • Surveying, monitoring, or other activities do not interfere or conflict with preexisting and other uses of the area. • Plans or actions meet or implement lease stipulation requirements. • Proposed exploration, drilling, production, and pipeline activities are conducted in a safe and acceptable manner for the location and water depth proposed and conserve reservoir energy to allow enhanced recovery operations in later stages of lease development. • Unnecessary or incompatible facilities are not installed on the OCS. • Shallow drilling hazards (such as shallow gas accumulations or mudslide areas) are avoided. • Areas are properly classified for H2S, and appropriate procedures are in place. • Appropriate oil spill planning measures and procedures are implemented. • Expected meteorological conditions at the activity site are accommodated. • Environmentally sensitive areas are identified, and the direct and cumulative effects of the activities are minimized. • Offshore and onshore air quality is not significantly affected by the proposed activities. • Waste disposal methods and pollution mitigation techniques are appropriate for local conditions. • State CZM requirements have been met. • Archaeological or cultural resources are identified and protected from unreasonable disturbances. • Socioeconomic effects of the proposed project on the local community and associated services have been determined. • Support infrastructures and associated traffic are adequately covered in plans. The following forms used in the Gulf of Mexico Region (GOMR) are also submitted to MMS. The OMB approved these forms as part of the information collection for the current subpart B regulations. E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1 64239 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 220 / Thursday, November 15, 2007 / Notices • Form MMS–137 (Plan Information Form) is submitted to summarize plan information. • Forms MMS–138 (GOM Air Emission Calculations for Exploration Plans) and MMS–139 (GOM Air Emission Calculations for Development Operations Coordination Documents (DOCDs)) are submitted to standardize the way potential air emissions are estimated and approved as part of the OCS plan. • MMS–141 (ROV Survey Report) is submitted to report the observations and information recorded from 2 sets of ROV monitoring surveys to identify highdensity biological communities that may occur on the seafloor in deep water. • MMS–142 (Environmental Impact Analysis Worksheet) is a fill in the blank form that is submitted to identify the environmental impact-producing factors (IPFs) for the listed environmental resources. We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2) and under regulations at 30 CFR 250.197, ‘‘Data and information to be made available to the public or for limited inspection.’’ No items of a sensitive nature are collected. Responses are mandatory. Frequency: On occasion. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 130 Federal OCS oil and gas lessees and operators. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: The currently approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 321,817 hours. The following chart details the individual components and respective hour burden estimates of this ICR. In calculating the burdens, we assumed that respondents perform certain requirements in the normal course of their activities. We consider these to be usual and customary and took that into account in estimating the burden. Hour burden Citation 30 CFR 250 subpart B and NTLs Reporting & recordkeeping requirement 200 thru 206 .................. General requirements for plans and information ....................................................................... 208 ................................ 210(a) ............................ Notify MMS and other users of the OCS before conducting ancillary activities ........................ Submit report summarizing & analyzing data/information obtained or derived from ancillary activities. Retain ancillary activities data/information ................................................................................. Submit EP and accompanying information (including forms MMS–137, MMS 138, MMS–142 used in GOMR) and provide notifications. Submit to MMS observer training requirement materials and information ................................ 210(b) ............................ 211 thru 228 .................. 211 thru 228; 241 thru 262; NTLs. 211 thru 228: 241 thru 262; NTLs. 211 thru 228; 241 thru 262; NTLs. 231(b); 232(d); 234; 235(a); 281(d)(3); 283; 284; 285; 209. 235(b); 272(b); 281(d)(3)(ii). 241 thru 262; 209 .......... 266(b); 267(d); 272(a); 273, 283; 284; 285; 209. 269(b) ............................ 281(a) ............................ pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 282 ................................ 282(b) ............................ 287 thru 295 .................. 296 thru 298 .................. 200 thru 299 .................. Non-hour cost burden 2 640 $3,250 ea EP surface location* 1/2 hour. Training certification and recordkeeping .................................................................................... If used, submit to MMS information on any passive acoustic monitoring system prior to placing it in service. Submit to MMS marine mammal observation report(s). (This includes observer duty and training and are the occasional activities done in-house and not subcontracted out.) Observer training ........................................................................................................................ Observation Report/Form ........................................................................................................... Observation Duty ........................................................................................................................ Submit injured/dead protected species report ........................................................................... $37.50 per hour. $52 per hour. $52 per hour. 1/2 hour. Submit request for training video ............................................................................................... 1/2 hour. Submit annual report to MMS on training process and certification .......................................... Training recordkeeping ............................................................................................................... Post placards on vessels and structures. (Exempt from information collection burden because MMS is providing exact language for the trash and debris warning, similar to the ‘‘Surgeon General’s Warning’’ exemption.). Submit amended, modified, revised, or supplemental EP, or resubmit disapproved EP .......... 1/2 hour. 1/2 hour. 0 Appeal State’s objection ............................................................................................................. Burden exempt as defined in 5 CFR 1320.4(a)(2), (c). 690 $3,750 ea DPP/ DOCD well*. GOM–95 POCS–600. Submit DPP or DOCD and accompanying information (including forms MMS–137, MMS 139, MMS–NEW used in GOMR) and provide notifications. Submit amended, modified, revised, or supplemental DPP or DOCD, or resubmit disapproved DPP or DOCD. Submit information on preliminary plans for leases or units in vicinity of proposed development and production activities. Submit various applications. Burdens included under appropriate subpart or form (1010– 0050; 1010–0059; 1010–0141; 1010–0149). Retain monitoring data/information. ........................................................................................... Submit monitoring plans ............................................................................................................. Submit monitoring reports and data (including form MMS–141 used in GOMR) ...................... Submit DWOP ............................................................................................................................ Submit CID ................................................................................................................................. General departure and alternative compliance requests not specifically covered elsewhere in subpart B regulations. *You may have multiple locations and/or wells for each EP, EPP, or DOCD. ** Hours are based on 14 days of observing, attending a training session, and writing report(s). VerDate Aug<31>2005 Burden with specific requirements below. 10 1 19:50 Nov 14, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1 1/2 hour. 1 hour. 345 hours**. 120 2 0 2 1 2 750 $3,150 ea DWOP. 443 $24,200 ea CID 2 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 64240 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 220 / Thursday, November 15, 2007 / Notices Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: We have identified seven nonhour costs associated with this information collection. Four of these non-hour cost burdens are cost recovery fees. They consist of fees being submitted with EP’s, DPP’s or DOCD’s, DWOP’s, and CID’s. There are also three non-hour cost burdens that are associated with the Protected Species Observer Program. The costs associated with this program are due to activities that are, for the most part, subcontracted to other service companies with expertise in these areas. To allow for the potential in-house reporting by lessees/ operators, we have retained a minimal hour burden in the table. We estimate that the annual non-hour cost burden is $8,906,784. 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: Before submitting an ICR to OMB, PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) requires each agency ‘‘* * * to provide notice * * * and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information * * *’’. Agencies must specifically solicit comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Agencies must also estimate the ‘‘nonhour cost’’ burdens to respondents or recordkeepers resulting from the collection of information. Therefore, if you have costs to generate, maintain, and disclose this information, you should comment and provide your total capital and startup cost components or annual operation, maintenance, and purchase of service components. You should describe the methods you use to estimate major cost factors, including system and technology acquisition, expected useful life of capital equipment, discount rate(s), and the VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:50 Nov 14, 2007 Jkt 214001 period over which you incur costs. Capital and startup costs include, among other items, computers and software you purchase to prepare for collecting information, monitoring, and record storage facilities. You should not include estimates for equipment or services purchased: (i) Before October 1, 1995; (ii) to comply with requirements not associated with the information collection; (iii) for reasons other than to provide information or keep records for the Government; or (iv) as part of customary and usual business or private practices. We will summarize written responses to this notice and address them in our submission for OMB approval. As a result of your comments, we will make any necessary adjustments to the burden in our submission to OMB. Public Comment Procedures: Before including your address, phone number, email 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: October 15, 2007. E.P. Danenberger, Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. E7–22300 Filed 11–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Committee for the Preservation of the White House; Notice of Public Meeting National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act that a meeting of the Committee for the Preservation of the White House will be held at the White House at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2007. DATES: December 5, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Executive Secretary, Committee for the Preservation of the White House, 1100 Ohio Drive, SW., Washington, DC 20242. (202) 619–6344. PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 It is expected that the meeting agenda will include policies, goals, and long range plans. The meeting will be open, but subject to appointment and security clearance requirements. Clearance information, which includes full name, date of birth and Social Security number, must be received by November 28, 2007. Due to the present mail delays being experienced, clearance information should be faxed to (202) 619–6353 in order to assure receipt by deadline. Inquiries may be made by calling the Committee for the Preservation of the White House between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays at (202) 619–6344. Written comments may be sent to the Executive Secretary, Committee for the Preservation of the White House, 1100 Ohio Drive, SW., Washington, DC 20242. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: November 5, 2007. Ann Bowman Smith, Executive Secretary, Committee for the Preservation of the White House. [FR Doc. E7–22307 Filed 11–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–JK–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Inv. No. 337–TA–617] In the Matter of Certain Digital Televisions and Certain Products Containing Same and Methods of Using Same; Notice of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of investigation pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 15, 2007, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Funai Electric Co., Ltd. of Japan and Funai Corporation, Inc. of Rutherford, New Jersey. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain digital televisions and certain products containing same and methods of using same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,115,074 and 5,329,369. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

[Docket No. MMS-2007-OMM-0063]

Minerals Management Service


MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0151 (30 CFR 250, 
Subpart B) Plans and Information, Extension of a Collection; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of extension of an information collection (1010-0151).

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SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS 
is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. 
The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork 
requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, Subpart B, Plans and 
Information.

DATE: Submit written comments by January 14, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any either of the following 
methods listed below.
     Electronically: go to http://www.regulations.gov, select 
``Minerals Management Service'' from the agency drop-down menu, then 
click ``submit.'' In the Docket ID column, select MMS-2007-OMM-0063 to 
submit public comments and to view supporting and related materials 
available. Information on using Regulations.gov, including instructions 
for accessing documents, submitting comments, and viewing the docket 
after the close of the comment period, is available through the site's 
``User Tips'' link. All comments submitted will be published and posted 
to the docket after the closing period.
     Mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the 
Interior; Minerals Management Service; Attention: Cheryl Blundon; 381 
Elden Street, MS-4024; Herndon, Virginia 20170-4817. Please reference 
``Information Collection 1010-0151'' in your comments.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: 30 CFR Part 250, Subpart B, Plans and Information.
    Form(s): MMS-137, MMS-138, MMS-139, MMS-141, and MMS-142.
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0151.
    Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended 
(43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq., 31 U.S.C. 9701), authorizes the Secretary of 
the Interior 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. Sections 11 and 25 of the amended OCS Lands Act require 
the holders of OCS oil and gas or sulphur leases to submit exploration 
plans (EPs) or development and production plans (DPPs) to the Secretary 
for approval prior to commencing these activities. As a Federal agency, 
we have a continuing affirmative duty to comply with the Endangered 
Species Act (ESA). This includes a substantive duty to carry out any 
agency action in a manner that is not likely to jeopardize protected 
species as well as a procedural duty to consult with the Fish and 
Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration Fisheries (NOAA Fisheries) before engaging in a 
discretionary action that may affect a protected species.
    To provide supplementary guidance and procedures, MMS issues 
Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTLs) on a regional or national 
basis. Regulation 30 CFR 250.103 allows MMS to issue NTLs to clarify, 
supplement, or provide more detail about certain requirements.
    Regulations at 30 CFR part 250 Subpart B, implement these statutory 
requirements. The MMS engineers, geologists, geophysicists, 
environmental scientists, and other Federal agencies analyze and 
evaluate the information and data collected under subpart B to ensure 
that planned operations are safe; will not adversely affect the marine, 
coastal, or human environment; and will conserve the resources of the 
OCS. We use the information to: (a) Report annually to NOAA Fisheries 
the effectiveness of mitigation, any adverse effects of the proposed 
action, and any incidental take, in accordance with 50 CFR 
402.14(i)(3), and (b) allow the Regional Supervisor to make an informed 
decision on whether to approve the proposed exploration or development 
and production plans as submitted, or whether modifications are 
necessary without the analysis and evaluation of the required 
information. The affected States also review the information collected 
for consistency with approved Coastal Zone Management (CZM) plans.
    Specifically, MMS uses the information to evaluate, analyze, 
determine, or ensure that:
     Ancillary activities comply with appropriate laws or 
regulations and are conducted safely, protect the environment, and do 
not interfere or conflict with the other uses of the OCS (i.e., 
military use, subsistence activity).
     Points of contact and responsible parties are designated 
for proposed activities.
     Surveying, monitoring, or other activities do not 
interfere or conflict with preexisting and other uses of the area.
     Plans or actions meet or implement lease stipulation 
requirements.
     Proposed exploration, drilling, production, and pipeline 
activities are conducted in a safe and acceptable manner for the 
location and water depth proposed and conserve reservoir energy to 
allow enhanced recovery operations in later stages of lease 
development.
     Unnecessary or incompatible facilities are not installed 
on the OCS.
     Shallow drilling hazards (such as shallow gas 
accumulations or mudslide areas) are avoided.
     Areas are properly classified for H2S, and 
appropriate procedures are in place.
     Appropriate oil spill planning measures and procedures are 
implemented.
     Expected meteorological conditions at the activity site 
are accommodated.
     Environmentally sensitive areas are identified, and the 
direct and cumulative effects of the activities are minimized.
     Offshore and onshore air quality is not significantly 
affected by the proposed activities.
     Waste disposal methods and pollution mitigation techniques 
are appropriate for local conditions.
     State CZM requirements have been met.
     Archaeological or cultural resources are identified and 
protected from unreasonable disturbances.
     Socioeconomic effects of the proposed project on the local 
community and associated services have been determined.
     Support infrastructures and associated traffic are 
adequately covered in plans.
    The following forms used in the Gulf of Mexico Region (GOMR) are 
also submitted to MMS. The OMB approved these forms as part of the 
information collection for the current subpart B regulations.

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     Form MMS-137 (Plan Information Form) is submitted to 
summarize plan information.
     Forms MMS-138 (GOM Air Emission Calculations for 
Exploration Plans) and MMS-139 (GOM Air Emission Calculations for 
Development Operations Coordination Documents (DOCDs)) are submitted to 
standardize the way potential air emissions are estimated and approved 
as part of the OCS plan.
     MMS-141 (ROV Survey Report) is submitted to report the 
observations and information recorded from 2 sets of ROV monitoring 
surveys to identify high-density biological communities that may occur 
on the seafloor in deep water.
     MMS-142 (Environmental Impact Analysis Worksheet) is a 
fill in the blank form that is submitted to identify the environmental 
impact-producing factors (IPFs) for the listed environmental resources.
    We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary 
under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its 
implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2) and under regulations at 30 
CFR 250.197, ``Data and information to be made available to the public 
or for limited inspection.'' No items of a sensitive nature are 
collected. Responses are mandatory.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 130 
Federal OCS oil and gas lessees and operators.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: The 
currently approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 
321,817 hours. The following chart details the individual components 
and respective hour burden estimates of this ICR. In calculating the 
burdens, we assumed that respondents perform certain requirements in 
the normal course of their activities. We consider these to be usual 
and customary and took that into account in estimating the burden.

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                                                                                               Hour burden
  Citation 30 CFR 250 subpart B and          Reporting & recordkeeping requirement      ------------------------
                 NTLs                                                                      Non-hour cost burden
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200 thru 206.........................  General requirements for plans and information..  Burden with specific
                                                                                          requirements below.
208..................................  Notify MMS and other users of the OCS before      10
                                        conducting ancillary activities.
210(a)...............................  Submit report summarizing & analyzing data/       1
                                        information obtained or derived from ancillary
                                        activities.
210(b)...............................  Retain ancillary activities data/information....  2
211 thru 228.........................  Submit EP and accompanying information            640 $3,250 ea EP
                                        (including forms MMS-137, MMS 138, MMS-142 used   surface location*
                                        in GOMR) and provide notifications.
211 thru 228; 241 thru 262; NTLs.....  Submit to MMS observer training requirement       1/2 hour.
                                        materials and information.
                                       Training certification and recordkeeping........  1/2 hour.
                                       If used, submit to MMS information on any         1 hour.
                                        passive acoustic monitoring system prior to
                                        placing it in service.
                                       Submit to MMS marine mammal observation           345 hours**.
                                        report(s). (This includes observer duty and
                                        training and are the occasional activities done
                                        in-house and not subcontracted out.)
                                       Observer training...............................  $37.50 per hour.
                                       Observation Report/Form.........................  $52 per hour.
                                       Observation Duty................................  $52 per hour.
211 thru 228: 241 thru 262; NTLs.....  Submit injured/dead protected species report....  1/2 hour.
211 thru 228; 241 thru 262; NTLs.....  Submit request for training video...............  1/2 hour.
                                       Submit annual report to MMS on training process   1/2 hour.
                                        and certification.
                                       Training recordkeeping..........................  1/2 hour.
                                       Post placards on vessels and structures. (Exempt  0
                                        from information collection burden because MMS
                                        is providing exact language for the trash and
                                        debris warning, similar to the ``Surgeon
                                        General's Warning'' exemption.).
231(b); 232(d); 234; 235(a);           Submit amended, modified, revised, or             120
 281(d)(3); 283; 284; 285; 209.         supplemental EP, or resubmit disapproved EP.
235(b); 272(b); 281(d)(3)(ii)........  Appeal State's objection........................  Burden exempt as
                                                                                          defined in 5 CFR
                                                                                          1320.4(a)(2), (c).
241 thru 262; 209....................  Submit DPP or DOCD and accompanying information   690 $3,750 ea DPP/ DOCD
                                        (including forms MMS-137, MMS 139, MMS-NEW used   well*.
                                        in GOMR) and provide notifications.
266(b); 267(d); 272(a); 273, 283;      Submit amended, modified, revised, or             GOM-95 POCS-600.
 284; 285; 209.                         supplemental DPP or DOCD, or resubmit
                                        disapproved DPP or DOCD.
269(b)...............................  Submit information on preliminary plans for       2
                                        leases or units in vicinity of proposed
                                        development and production activities.
281(a)...............................  Submit various applications. Burdens included     0
                                        under appropriate subpart or form (1010-0050;
                                        1010-0059; 1010-0141; 1010-0149).
282..................................  Retain monitoring data/information..............  2
                                       Submit monitoring plans.........................  1
282(b)...............................  Submit monitoring reports and data (including     2
                                        form MMS-141 used in GOMR).
287 thru 295.........................  Submit DWOP.....................................  750 $3,150 ea DWOP.
296 thru 298.........................  Submit CID......................................  443 $24,200 ea CID
200 thru 299.........................  General departure and alternative compliance      2
                                        requests not specifically covered elsewhere in
                                        subpart B regulations.
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*You may have multiple locations and/or wells for each EP, EPP, or DOCD.
** Hours are based on 14 days of observing, attending a training session, and writing report(s).


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    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: We 
have identified seven non-hour costs associated with this information 
collection. Four of these non-hour cost burdens are cost recovery fees. 
They consist of fees being submitted with EP's, DPP's or DOCD's, 
DWOP's, and CID's. There are also three non-hour cost burdens that are 
associated with the Protected Species Observer Program. The costs 
associated with this program are due to activities that are, for the 
most part, subcontracted to other service companies with expertise in 
these areas. To allow for the potential in-house reporting by lessees/
operators, we have retained a minimal hour burden in the table.
    We estimate that the annual non-hour cost burden is $8,906,784. 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: Before submitting an ICR to OMB, PRA section 
3506(c)(2)(A) requires each agency ``* * * to provide notice * * * and 
otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies 
concerning each proposed collection of information * * *''. Agencies 
must specifically solicit comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to 
perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) 
evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, 
usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 
minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Agencies must also estimate the ``non-hour cost'' burdens to 
respondents or recordkeepers resulting from the collection of 
information. Therefore, if you have costs to generate, maintain, and 
disclose this information, you should comment and provide your total 
capital and startup cost components or annual operation, maintenance, 
and purchase of service components. You should describe the methods you 
use to estimate major cost factors, including system and technology 
acquisition, expected useful life of capital equipment, discount 
rate(s), and the period over which you incur costs. Capital and startup 
costs include, among other items, computers and software you purchase 
to prepare for collecting information, monitoring, and record storage 
facilities. You should not include estimates for equipment or services 
purchased: (i) Before October 1, 1995; (ii) to comply with requirements 
not associated with the information collection; (iii) for reasons other 
than to provide information or keep records for the Government; or (iv) 
as part of customary and usual business or private practices.
    We will summarize written responses to this notice and address them 
in our submission for OMB approval. As a result of your comments, we 
will make any necessary adjustments to the burden in our submission to 
OMB.
    Public Comment Procedures: Before including your address, phone 
number, email 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: October 15, 2007.
E.P. Danenberger,
Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
[FR Doc. E7-22300 Filed 11-14-07; 8:45 am]
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