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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 18, 2007 / Notices United States District Court for the District of Alaska in settlement of United States of America v. State of Alaska, Civil Action No. A91–081 CV. The meeting agenda will include review of the draft fiscal year 2009 invitation for restoration project proposals. Willie R. Taylor, Director, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance. [FR Doc. E7–24502 Filed 12–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–RG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory Committee—Notice of Renewal Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Renewal of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains Advisory Committee. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice is published in accordance with Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (Pub. L. 92–463). Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture have renewed the Bureau of Land Management’s Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretaries with respect to the preparation and implementation of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Management Plan. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Herrema, National Landscape Conservation System (WO–170), Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street, NW., Room 5618, Washington, DC 20240, telephone (202) 208–3516. yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES Certification Statement I hereby certify that the renewal of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory Committee is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the Secretary of the Interior’s and the Secretary of Agriculture’s responsibilities to manage the lands, resources, and facilities administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service. Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of the Interior. [FR Doc. E7–24442 Filed 12–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:19 Dec 17, 2007 Jkt 214001 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 (1010–0112). AGENCY: SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in Form MMS–131, Performance Measures Data. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. Submit written comments by January 17, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments either by fax (202) 395–6566 or email (OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov) directly to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (1010–0112). 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 1010–0112 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 form that requires the subject collection of information. DATE: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title/Form: Form MMS–131, Performance Measures Data. OMB Control Number: 1010–0112. Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq.), as amended, requires the Secretary of the Interior to preserve, protect, and develop OCS oil, gas, and sulphur resources; make such resources available to meet the Nation’s energy needs as rapidly as possible; balance orderly energy resource development PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71697 with protection of the human, marine, and coastal environments; ensure the public a fair and equitable return on the resources of the OCS; and preserve and maintain free enterprise competition. These responsibilities are among those delegated to MMS. The MMS generally issues regulations to ensure that operations in the OCS will meet statutory requirements; provide for safety and protect the environment; and result in diligent exploration, development, and production of OCS leases. In 1991 MMS began promoting, on a voluntary basis, the implementation of a comprehensive Safety and Environmental Management Program (SEMP) for the offshore oil and gas industry as a complement to current regulatory efforts to protect people and the environment during OCS oil and gas exploration and production activities. From the beginning, MMS, the industry as a whole, and individual companies realized that at some point they would want to know the effect of SEMP on safety and environmental management of the OCS. The natural consequence of this interest was the establishment of performance measures. We are requesting OMB approval for a routine renewal of Form MMS–131, Performance Measures Data. The responses to this collection of information are voluntary, although we consider the information to be critical for assessing the effects of the OCS Safety and Environmental Management Program. We can better focus our regulatory and research programs on areas where the performance measures indicate that operators are having difficulty meeting MMS expectations. We are more effective in leveraging resources by redirecting research efforts, promoting appropriate regulatory initiatives, and shifting inspection program emphasis. The performance measures give us valuable quantitative information to use in judging the reasonableness of company requests for alternative compliance or departures under 30 CFR 250.141 and 250.142. We also use the information collected to work with industry representatives to identify and request ‘‘pacesetter’’ companies make presentations at periodic workshops. Knowing how the offshore operators as a group are doing, and where their own company ranks, provides company management with information to focus their continuous improvement efforts. This leads to more cost-effective prevention actions and, therefore, better cost containment. This information also provides offshore operators and organizations with a credible data E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES 71698 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 18, 2007 / Notices source to demonstrate to those outside the industry how well the industry and individual companies are doing. No questions of a ‘‘sensitive’’ nature are asked, and the collection of information involves no proprietary information. We intend to release data collected on Form MMS–131 only in a summary format that is not companyspecific. We will protect the information according to the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing regulations (43 CFR 2). Frequency: The frequency is annual, with responses due during the 1st quarter of the calendar year. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 130 Federal OCS oil and gas or sulphur lessees and we expect a 27 percent response rate. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: We estimate the public reporting burden averages 8 hours per response. This includes the time for reviewing instructions, gathering and maintaining data, and completing and reviewing the information. The total annual hour burden is estimated to be 280 hours. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: We have identified no ‘‘nonhour cost’’ burden associated with Form MMS–131. 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 June 1, 2007, we published a Federal Register notice (72 FR 30624) announcing that we VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:19 Dec 17, 2007 Jkt 214001 would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day comment period. In addition, § 250.199 provides the OMB control numbers for the information collection requirements imposed by the 30 CFR Part 250 regulations and forms; specifies that the public may comment at any time on these collections of information; and provides the address to which they should send comments. This information is also contained in the PRA statement on Form MMS–131. 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 January 17, 2008. Public Comment Policy: 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 10, 2007. E.P. Danenberger, Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. E7–24493 Filed 12–17–07; 8:45 am] to the unusually high number of bids received in this lease sale. DATES: The post-sale evaluation period ends on January 1, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Marin, Regional Supervisor, Resource Evaluation, Gulf of Mexico Region, telephone 504–736–2710. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Central Gulf of Mexico Sale 205, held October 3, 2007, we received 1428 bids on 723 tracts, 616 tracts of which passed to a second phase requiring additional detailed evaluations. The aggressive bidding activity is due, in part, to the high number of quality prospects on recently expired unexplored tracts in newly established deepwater hydrocarbon plays and to the cost saving technological advances related to hydrocarbon exploration and development in the Gulf of Mexico’s deepwater environment. The unusually high number of bids received on a large number of tracts, and the high volume of exclusively reprocessed data identified on Sale 205, significantly increases the workload for reviewing the adequacy of bids. Consequently, MMS is unable to conduct and complete the bid review process within the 90 days, i.e., by January 1, 2008. Under the provisions of § 256.47 (e) (2), MMS is extending the bid evaluation period until February 15, 2008. Dated: November 26, 2007. Lars Herbst, Regional Director, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. [FR Doc. E7–24501 Filed 12–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P [Inv. No. 337–TA–620] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR In the Matter of: Certain Low Antimony Phosphoric Acid; Notice of Investigation Minerals Management Service Extension of Post-Sale Evaluation Period for Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 205 Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice to Extend Post-Sale Evaluation Period for Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 205. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice extends by 45 days, the post-sale evaluation period for Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 205. The Minerals Management Service (MMS) will complete evaluating all the bids received in this sale by February 15, 2008. This action is necessary due PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 and motion for temporary relief were filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on November 8, 2007, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of ICL Performance Products, LP of St. Louis, Missouri. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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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 (1010-0112).

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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 Form MMS-131, Performance Measures Data. This notice 
also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the 
paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.

DATE: Submit written comments by January 17, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments either by fax (202) 395-6566 or 
email (OIRA--DOCKET@omb.eop.gov) directly to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department 
of the Interior (1010-0112). 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 
1010-0112 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 form that requires the subject 
collection of information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title/Form: Form MMS-131, Performance Measures Data.
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0112.
    Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 
1331 et seq.), as amended, requires the Secretary of the Interior to 
preserve, protect, and develop OCS oil, gas, and sulphur resources; 
make such resources available to meet the Nation's energy needs as 
rapidly as possible; balance orderly energy resource development with 
protection of the human, marine, and coastal environments; ensure the 
public a fair and equitable return on the resources of the OCS; and 
preserve and maintain free enterprise competition. These 
responsibilities are among those delegated to MMS. The MMS generally 
issues regulations to ensure that operations in the OCS will meet 
statutory requirements; provide for safety and protect the environment; 
and result in diligent exploration, development, and production of OCS 
leases.
    In 1991 MMS began promoting, on a voluntary basis, the 
implementation of a comprehensive Safety and Environmental Management 
Program (SEMP) for the offshore oil and gas industry as a complement to 
current regulatory efforts to protect people and the environment during 
OCS oil and gas exploration and production activities. From the 
beginning, MMS, the industry as a whole, and individual companies 
realized that at some point they would want to know the effect of SEMP 
on safety and environmental management of the OCS. The natural 
consequence of this interest was the establishment of performance 
measures. We are requesting OMB approval for a routine renewal of Form 
MMS-131, Performance Measures Data.
    The responses to this collection of information are voluntary, 
although we consider the information to be critical for assessing the 
effects of the OCS Safety and Environmental Management Program. We can 
better focus our regulatory and research programs on areas where the 
performance measures indicate that operators are having difficulty 
meeting MMS expectations. We are more effective in leveraging resources 
by redirecting research efforts, promoting appropriate regulatory 
initiatives, and shifting inspection program emphasis. The performance 
measures give us valuable quantitative information to use in judging 
the reasonableness of company requests for alternative compliance or 
departures under 30 CFR 250.141 and 250.142. We also use the 
information collected to work with industry representatives to identify 
and request ``pacesetter'' companies make presentations at periodic 
workshops.
    Knowing how the offshore operators as a group are doing, and where 
their own company ranks, provides company management with information 
to focus their continuous improvement efforts. This leads to more cost-
effective prevention actions and, therefore, better cost containment. 
This information also provides offshore operators and organizations 
with a credible data

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source to demonstrate to those outside the industry how well the 
industry and individual companies are doing.
    No questions of a ``sensitive'' nature are asked, and the 
collection of information involves no proprietary information. We 
intend to release data collected on Form MMS-131 only in a summary 
format that is not company-specific. We will protect the information 
according to the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its 
implementing regulations (43 CFR 2).
    Frequency: The frequency is annual, with responses due during the 
1\st\ quarter of the calendar year.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 130 
Federal OCS oil and gas or sulphur lessees and we expect a 27 percent 
response rate.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: We 
estimate the public reporting burden averages 8 hours per response. 
This includes the time for reviewing instructions, gathering and 
maintaining data, and completing and reviewing the information. The 
total annual hour burden is estimated to be 280 hours.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' 
Burden: We have identified no ``non-hour cost'' burden associated with 
Form MMS-131.
    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 June 1, 2007, we 
published a Federal Register notice (72 FR 30624) announcing that we 
would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the 
required 60-day comment period. In addition, Sec.  250.199 provides the 
OMB control numbers for the information collection requirements imposed 
by the 30 CFR Part 250 regulations and forms; specifies that the public 
may comment at any time on these collections of information; and 
provides the address to which they should send comments. This 
information is also contained in the PRA statement on Form MMS-131. 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 
January 17, 2008.
    Public Comment Policy: 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 10, 2007.
E.P. Danenberger,
Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
 [FR Doc. E7-24493 Filed 12-17-07; 8:45 am]
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