Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 73041-73043 [E7-24928]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2007 / Notices Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing (TTAC), TWIC Program, (571) 227–4545; e-mail: credentialing@dhs.gov. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Background The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the United States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), issued a joint final rule (72 FR 3492; January 25, 2007) pursuant to the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), Public Law 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064 (November 25, 2002), and the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 (SAFE Port Act), Public Law 109–347 (October 13, 2006). This rule requires all credentialed merchant mariners and individuals with unescorted access to secure areas of a regulated facility or vessel to obtain a TWIC. In this final rule, on page 3510, TSA and Coast Guard stated that a phased enrollment approach based upon risk assessment and cost/benefit would be used to implement the program nationwide, and that TSA would publish a notice in the Federal Register indicating when enrollment at a specific location will begin and when it is expected to terminate. This notice provides the start date for TWIC initial enrollment at the Ports of Hilo, HI; International Falls, MN; Ontonagon, MI; Morehead City, NC; Huntington, WV; and Port Canaveral, FL. Enrollment will begin in Hilo on January 3, 2008; International Falls, Ontonagon, Morehead City, and Huntington on January 16, 2008; and Port Canaveral on January 17, 2008. The Coast Guard will publish a separate notice in the Federal Register indicating when facilities within the Captain of the Port Zone Honolulu, including those in the Port of Hilo; Captain of the Port Zone Duluth, including those in the Ports of International Falls and Ontonagon; Captain of the Port Zone North Carolina, including those in the Port of Morehead City; Captain of the Port Zone Ohio Valley, including those in the Port of Huntington; and Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville, including those in the Port of Port Canaveral must comply with the portions of the final rule requiring TWIC to be used as an access control measure. That notice will be published at least 90 days before compliance is required. To obtain information on the preenrollment and enrollment process, and enrollment locations, visit TSA’s TWIC Web site at http://www.tsa.gov/twic. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:33 Dec 21, 2007 Jkt 214001 Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on December 18, 2007. Stephen Sadler, Director, Maritime and Surface Credentialing, Office of Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing, Transportation Security Administration. [FR Doc. E7–24913 Filed 12–21–07; 8:45 am] 73041 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–923–1310–FI; WYW157577] WYOMING: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease BILLING CODE 9110–05–P Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of proposed reinstatement of terminated oil and gas lease. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–923–1310–FI; WYW155501] WYOMING: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of proposed reinstatement of terminated oil and gas lease. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2–3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Gasconade Oil Co. for competitive oil and gas lease WYW155501 for land in Lincoln County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, Pamela J. Lewis, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at (307) 775–6176. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10.00 per acre, or fraction thereof per year, and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $163 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate lease WYW155501 effective May 1, 2007, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. BLM has not issued a valid lease affecting the lands. Pamela J. Lewis, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication. [FR Doc. E7–24925 Filed 12–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2–3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Nerd Gas Company, LLC for competitive oil and gas lease WYW157577 for land in Uinta County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, Pamela J. Lewis, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at (307) 775–6176. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10.00 per acre or fraction thereof, per year and 16–2/3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $163 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate lease WYW157577 effective May 1, 2007, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. BLM has not issued a valid lease affecting the lands. Pamela J. Lewis, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication. [FR Doc. E7–24926 Filed 12–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service [Docket No. MMS–2007–OMM–0075] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 73042 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2007 / Notices Notice of extension of an information collection (1010–0068). ACTION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 M, ‘‘Unitization.’’ DATE: Submit written comments by February 25, 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– 0068’’ in your comments. 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 that require the subject collection of information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR Part 250, Subpart M, Unitization. OMB Control Number: 1010–0068. Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq. and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), authorizes the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to 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. This notice concerns the reporting and recordkeeping elements of 30 CFR Part 250, Subpart M, Unitization. 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 required to retain a benefit. The MMS OCS Regions use the information to determine whether to approve a proposal to enter into an agreement to unitize operations under two or more leases or to approve modifications when circumstances change. The information is necessary to ensure that operations will result in preventing waste, conserving natural resources, and protecting correlative rights, including the Government’s interests. We also use information submitted to determine competitiveness of a reservoir or to decide that compelling unitization will achieve these results. Frequency: The frequency of reporting is on occasion. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 130 Federal OCS oil and gas or sulphur lessees. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: The currently approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 5,884 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. Citation 30 CFR part 250 subpart M Reporting requirement Hour burden; fee burden 1301 .................................................. General description of requirements .......................................................................... 1301(d), (f)(3), (g)(1), (g)(2), (ii) ....... Request suspension of production or operations ....................................................... 1302(b) ............................................. 1302(b) ............................................. 1302(c), (d) ....................................... Request preliminary determination on competitive reservoir ..................................... Submit concurrence or objection on competitiveness with supporting evidence ....... Submit joint plan of operations, supplemental plans, or a separate plan if agreement cannot be reached. Apply for voluntary unitization, including submitting unit agreement or revision, unit operating agreement, initial plan of operation, and supporting data; request for variance from model agreement and other related requirements. Request compulsory unitization, including submitting unit agreement, unit operating agreement, initial plan of operation, and supporting data; serving non-consenting lessees with documents. Submit revisions or modifications to unit agreement, unit operating agreement, plan of operation, change of unit operator, etc.*. Burden included in the following sections. Burden covered in 1010–0114. 39 39 39 1303 .................................................. 1304(b) ............................................. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 1303; 1304 ....................................... 1303; 1304 ....................................... 1304(d) ............................................. 1304(e) ............................................. 1304(e) ............................................. 1304(f) .............................................. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:33 Dec 21, 2007 Submit initial, and revisions to, participating area* .................................................... Request hearing on required unitization .................................................................... Submit statement at hearing on compulsory unitization ............................................ Pay for and submit three copies of verbatim transcript of hearing ............................ Appeal final order of compulsory unitization .............................................................. Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 161 $10,700 fee. 161 7 Hrs—GOM. 8 Hrs—POCS. $760 fee. 50 1 5 1 Exempt under 5 CFR 1320(a)(2), (c). 73043 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2007 / Notices Citation 30 CFR part 250 subpart M Reporting requirement 1300–1304 ........................................ General departure and alternative compliance requests not specifically covered elsewhere in subpart M regulations. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES * These Hour burden; fee burden 1 requirements are specified in each Unit Agreement. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: We have identified two ‘‘nonhour cost’’ burdens for this collection. Section 1303 requires fees for a voluntary unitization or unit expansion and a fee for a unitization revision. 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 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:33 Dec 21, 2007 Jkt 214001 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, 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: December 11, 2007. E.P. Danenberger, Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. E7–24928 Filed 12–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Draft Site Progress Report to the World Heritage Committee for Yellowstone National Park National Park Service, Interior. Notice of Availability of the Draft Site Progress Report to the World Heritage Committee, Yellowstone National Park. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Decision adopted by the 27th Session of the World Heritage Committee (Document: WHC–03/27.COM/7A.12) accepted by the United States Government, the National Park Service (NPS) announces the publication for comment of a Draft Site Progress Report to the World Heritage Committee for Yellowstone PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Park, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. DATES: There will be a 30-day public review period for comments on this document. Comments must be received on or before January 25, 2008. ADDRESSES: The Draft Site Report is posted on the park’s Web site at: http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/ world-heritage-committee-report.htm. Copies are also available by writing to Suzanne Lewis, Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190–0168; by telephoning 307–344– 2002; by sending an e-mail message to yell_world_heritage@nps.gov; or by picking up a copy in person at the park’s headquarters in Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming, 82190. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne Lewis, Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190–0168, or by calling 307–344– 2002. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The draft report summarizes the status of several issues, including mining activities, threats to bison, threats to cutthroat trout, water quality, road impacts, and visitor use impacts, which raised the concerns of the World Heritage Committee in 1995 and led to the park’s inclusion the List of World Heritage in Danger that year. The World Heritage Committee removed Yellowstone National Park from the In Danger List in 2003, and at that time requested that the United States submit a report to the Committee on the status of these issues every two years. Persons wishing to comment may do so by any one of several methods. They may mail comments to Suzanne Lewis, Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190–0168. They also may comment via e-mail to yell_world_heritage@nps.gov (include name and return address in the e-mail message). Finally, they may handdeliver comments to park headquarters in Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming 82190. 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 E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service

[Docket No. MMS-2007-OMM-0075]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior.

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ACTION: Notice of extension of an information collection (1010-0068).

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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 M, 
``Unitization.''

DATE: Submit written comments by February 25, 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 1010-0068'' 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 that require the 
subject collection of information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: 30 CFR Part 250, Subpart M, Unitization.
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0068.
    Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended 
(43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq. and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), authorizes the 
Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to 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.
    This notice concerns the reporting and recordkeeping elements of 30 
CFR Part 250, Subpart M, Unitization. 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 required to retain a 
benefit. The MMS OCS Regions use the information to determine whether 
to approve a proposal to enter into an agreement to unitize operations 
under two or more leases or to approve modifications when circumstances 
change. The information is necessary to ensure that operations will 
result in preventing waste, conserving natural resources, and 
protecting correlative rights, including the Government's interests. We 
also use information submitted to determine competitiveness of a 
reservoir or to decide that compelling unitization will achieve these 
results.
    Frequency: The frequency of reporting is on occasion.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 130 
Federal OCS oil and gas or sulphur lessees.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: The 
currently approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 5,884 
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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 Citation 30 CFR part 250  subpart M            Reporting requirement               Hour burden; fee burden
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1301.................................  General description of requirements...  Burden included in the following
                                                                                sections.
1301(d), (f)(3), (g)(1), (g)(2), (ii)  Request suspension of production or     Burden covered in 1010-0114.
                                        operations.
1302(b)..............................  Request preliminary determination on    39
                                        competitive reservoir.
1302(b)..............................  Submit concurrence or objection on      39
                                        competitiveness with supporting
                                        evidence.
1302(c), (d).........................  Submit joint plan of operations,        39
                                        supplemental plans, or a separate
                                        plan if agreement cannot be reached.
1303.................................  Apply for voluntary unitization,        161
                                        including submitting unit agreement    $10,700 fee.
                                        or revision, unit operating
                                        agreement, initial plan of operation,
                                        and supporting data; request for
                                        variance from model agreement and
                                        other related requirements.
1304(b)..............................  Request compulsory unitization,         161
                                        including submitting unit agreement,
                                        unit operating agreement, initial
                                        plan of operation, and supporting
                                        data; serving non-consenting lessees
                                        with documents.
1303; 1304...........................  Submit revisions or modifications to    7 Hrs--GOM.
                                        unit agreement, unit operating         8 Hrs--POCS.
                                        agreement, plan of operation, change   $760 fee.
                                        of unit operator, etc.*.
1303; 1304...........................  Submit initial, and revisions to,       50
                                        participating area*.
1304(d)..............................  Request hearing on required             1
                                        unitization.
1304(e)..............................  Submit statement at hearing on          5
                                        compulsory unitization.
1304(e)..............................  Pay for and submit three copies of      1
                                        verbatim transcript of hearing.
1304(f)..............................  Appeal final order of compulsory        Exempt under 5 CFR 1320(a)(2),
                                        unitization.                            (c).

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1300-1304............................  General departure and alternative       1
                                        compliance requests not specifically
                                        covered elsewhere in subpart M
                                        regulations.
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\*\ These requirements are specified in each Unit Agreement.

    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: We 
have identified two ``non-hour cost'' burdens for this collection. 
Section 1303 requires fees for a voluntary unitization or unit 
expansion and a fee for a unitization revision. 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, 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: December 11, 2007.
E.P. Danenberger,
Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
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