Extension of Post-Sale Evaluation Period for Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 205, 71698 [E7-24501]

Download as PDF 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 242 (Tuesday, December 18, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Page 71698]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-24501]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service


Extension of Post-Sale Evaluation Period for Central Gulf of 
Mexico Lease Sale 205

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice to Extend Post-Sale Evaluation Period for Central Gulf 
of Mexico Lease Sale 205.

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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 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 Sec.  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]
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