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Download as PDF 24308 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 86 / Friday, May 2, 2008 / Notices closure include: road and trail uses for livestock management and mineral exploration, utility maintenance, casual public land exploration, camping, hunting, or shooting of any kind of weapon including paint ball. Exceptions: Closure restrictions do not apply to event officials, medical/ rescue, law enforcement, and agency personnel monitoring the events. Penalties: In accordance with the applicable provisions of 43 U.S.C. 1733 any person failing to comply with the closure orders may be subject to imprisonment for not more than 12 months, or a fine in accordance with the applicable provisions of 18 U.S.C. 3571 or both. Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1 and 43 CFR, part 2930. Dated: April 14, 2008. Donald T. Hicks, Manager, Carson City Field Office. [FR Doc. E8–9674 Filed 5–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service [Docket No. MMS–2008–OMM–0026] MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010–0057, 30 CFR Part 250, Subpart C, Pollution Prevention and Control, Extension of a Collection; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of an information collection (1010–0057) extension. 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 Part 250, Subpart C, ‘‘Pollution Prevention and Control.’’ Submit written comments by July 1, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods. • Electronically: go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Under the tab ‘‘More Search Options,’’ click Advanced mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:17 May 01, 2008 Jkt 214001 Docket Search, then select ‘‘Minerals Management Service’’ from the agency drop-down menu, then click ‘‘submit.’’ In the Docket ID column, select MMS– 2008–OMM–0026 to submit public comments and to view supporting and related materials available for this rulemaking. 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. The MMS will post all comments. • 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– 0057’’ in your subject line and mark your message for return receipt. Include your name and return address in your message text. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Blundon, Regulations and Standards Branch, (703) 787–1607. You may also contact Cheryl Blundon to obtain a copy, at no cost, of the regulations that require the subject collection of information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR Part 250, Subpart C, ‘‘Pollution Prevention and Control.’’ OMB Control Number: 1010–0057. 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. Section 1332(6) states that ‘‘operations in the [O]uter Continental Shelf should be conducted in a safe manner by well-trained personnel using technology, precautions, and techniques sufficient to prevent or minimize the likelihood of blowouts, loss of well PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 control, fires, spillages, physical obstruction to other users of the waters or subsoil and seabed, or other occurrences which may cause damage to the environment or to property, or endanger life or health.’’ Section 1334(a)(8) requires that regulations prescribed by the Secretary include provisions ‘‘for compliance with the national ambient air quality standards pursuant to the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.), to the extent that activities authorized under this Act significantly affect the air quality of any State.’’ Section 1843(b) calls for ‘‘regulations requiring all materials, equipment, tools, containers, and all other items used on the Outer Continental Shelf to be properly color coded, stamped, or labeled, wherever practicable, with the owner’s identification prior to actual use.’’ This information collection (IC) request covers the regulations at 30 CFR Part 250, Subpart C, Pollution Prevention and Control. It also covers the related Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTLs) that the Minerals Management Service (MMS) issues to clarify and provide additional guidance on some aspects of the regulations. 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 release.’’ No items of a sensitive nature are collected. Responses are mandatory. Frequency: On occasion, monthly, or annually, daily for inspection recordkeeping; varies by section. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 130 Federal OCS oil and gas or sulphur lessees and 17 states. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: The currently approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 226,451 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. E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1 24309 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 86 / Friday, May 2, 2008 / Notices Citation 30 CFR 250 subpart C and NTL(s) Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Hour burden Reporting Requirements 300(b)(1), (2) ................................... 300(c) .............................................. 300(d) .............................................. 303(a) thru (d), (i), (j); 304(a), (f) .... 303(k); 304(a), (g) ........................... 303(k); 304(a), (g) ........................... 303(l); 304(h) ................................... 304(a), (f) ........................................ 304(e)(2) .......................................... 304(e)(2) .......................................... 304(f) ............................................... 300–304 .......................................... Obtain approval to add petroleum-based substance to drilling mud system or approval for method of disposal of drill cuttings, sand, & other well solids, including those containing NORM. Mark items that could snag or damage fishing devices ........................ Report items lost overboard .................................................................. Submit, modify, or revise Exploration Plans and Development and Production Plans; submit information required under 30 CFR part 250, subpart B. Collect and report air quality emissions related data (such as facility, equipment, fuel usage, and other activity information) for input into State and regional planning organizations modeling. Monitor air quality emissions and submit data to MMS or to a State (new 1-year study of sites in the western/central GOM area on ozone and regional haze air quality; data collection in 2005; report submitted in 2006). Collect and submit meteorological data (not routinely collected) ......... Affected State may submit request to MMS for basic emission data from existing facilities to update State’s emission inventory. Submit compliance schedule for application of best available control technology (BACT). Apply for suspension of operations ....................................................... Submit information to demonstrate that exempt facility is not significantly affecting air quality of onshore area of a State. General departure and/or alternative compliance requests not specifically covered elsewhere in subpart C regulations. 3. 0.5. 1. Burden covered under 1010–0151. 3 hrs per month × 12 months = 36. 2 hours per month × 12 months = 24. None planned in the next 3 years. 4. 40. Burden covered under 1010–0114. 15. 2. Recordkeeping Requirements mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 300(d) .............................................. 301(a) .............................................. Record items lost overboard on daily operations report ....................... Inspect drilling/production facilities daily for pollution; maintain inspection/repair records 2 years. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: We have identified no non-hour cost burdens for this collection. 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:17 May 01, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1. ⁄ hour/day × 365 days = 91.25. 14 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: April 24, 2008. E.P. Danenberger, Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. E8–9688 Filed 5–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 86 (Friday, May 2, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service

[Docket No. MMS-2008-OMM-0026]


MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0057, 30 CFR Part 250, 
Subpart C, Pollution Prevention and Control, Extension of a Collection; 
Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of an information collection (1010-0057) extension.

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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 Part 250, Subpart C, 
``Pollution Prevention and Control.''

DATES: Submit written comments by July 1, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods.
     Electronically: go to http://www.regulations.gov. Under 
the tab ``More Search Options,'' click Advanced Docket Search, then 
select ``Minerals Management Service'' from the agency drop-down menu, 
then click ``submit.'' In the Docket ID column, select MMS-2008-OMM-
0026 to submit public comments and to view supporting and related 
materials available for this rulemaking. 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. The 
MMS will post all comments.
     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 1010-0057'' in your subject line and mark your 
message for return receipt. Include your name and return address in 
your message text.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: 30 CFR Part 250, Subpart C, ``Pollution Prevention and 
Control.''
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0057.
    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.
    Section 1332(6) states that ``operations in the [O]uter Continental 
Shelf should be conducted in a safe manner by well-trained personnel 
using technology, precautions, and techniques sufficient to prevent or 
minimize the likelihood of blowouts, loss of well control, fires, 
spillages, physical obstruction to other users of the waters or subsoil 
and seabed, or other occurrences which may cause damage to the 
environment or to property, or endanger life or health.'' Section 
1334(a)(8) requires that regulations prescribed by the Secretary 
include provisions ``for compliance with the national ambient air 
quality standards pursuant to the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401 et 
seq.), to the extent that activities authorized under this Act 
significantly affect the air quality of any State.'' Section 1843(b) 
calls for ``regulations requiring all materials, equipment, tools, 
containers, and all other items used on the Outer Continental Shelf to 
be properly color coded, stamped, or labeled, wherever practicable, 
with the owner's identification prior to actual use.''
    This information collection (IC) request covers the regulations at 
30 CFR Part 250, Subpart C, Pollution Prevention and Control. It also 
covers the related Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTLs) that the 
Minerals Management Service (MMS) issues to clarify and provide 
additional guidance on some aspects of the regulations.
    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 release.'' No items of a sensitive nature are collected. 
Responses are mandatory.
    Frequency: On occasion, monthly, or annually, daily for inspection 
recordkeeping; varies by section.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 130 
Federal OCS oil and gas or sulphur lessees and 17 states.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: The 
currently approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 
226,451 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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                                     Reporting and
 Citation 30 CFR 250 subpart C       recordkeeping         Hour burden
          and NTL(s)                  requirement
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                         Reporting Requirements
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300(b)(1), (2)................  Obtain approval to add  3.
                                 petroleum-based
                                 substance to drilling
                                 mud system or
                                 approval for method
                                 of disposal of drill
                                 cuttings, sand, &
                                 other well solids,
                                 including those
                                 containing NORM.
300(c)........................  Mark items that could   0.5.
                                 snag or damage
                                 fishing devices.
300(d)........................  Report items lost       1.
                                 overboard.
303(a) thru (d), (i), (j);      Submit, modify, or      Burden covered
 304(a), (f).                    revise Exploration      under 1010-
                                 Plans and Development   0151.
                                 and Production Plans;
                                 submit information
                                 required under 30 CFR
                                 part 250, subpart B.
303(k); 304(a), (g)...........  Collect and report air  3 hrs per month
                                 quality emissions       x 12 months =
                                 related data (such as   36.
                                 facility, equipment,
                                 fuel usage, and other
                                 activity information)
                                 for input into State
                                 and regional planning
                                 organizations
                                 modeling.
303(k); 304(a), (g)...........  Monitor air quality     2 hours per
                                 emissions and submit    month x 12
                                 data to MMS or to a     months = 24.
                                 State (new 1-year
                                 study of sites in the
                                 western/central GOM
                                 area on ozone and
                                 regional haze air
                                 quality; data
                                 collection in 2005;
                                 report submitted in
                                 2006).
303(l); 304(h)................  Collect and submit      None planned in
                                 meteorological data     the next 3
                                 (not routinely          years.
                                 collected).
304(a), (f)...................  Affected State may      4.
                                 submit request to MMS
                                 for basic emission
                                 data from existing
                                 facilities to update
                                 State's emission
                                 inventory.
304(e)(2).....................  Submit compliance       40.
                                 schedule for
                                 application of best
                                 available control
                                 technology (BACT).
304(e)(2).....................  Apply for suspension    Burden covered
                                 of operations.          under 1010-
                                                         0114.
304(f)........................  Submit information to   15.
                                 demonstrate that
                                 exempt facility is
                                 not significantly
                                 affecting air quality
                                 of onshore area of a
                                 State.
300-304.......................  General departure and/  2.
                                 or alternative
                                 compliance requests
                                 not specifically
                                 covered elsewhere in
                                 subpart C regulations.
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                       Recordkeeping Requirements
------------------------------------------------------------------------
300(d)........................  Record items lost       1.
                                 overboard on daily
                                 operations report.
301(a)........................  Inspect drilling/       \1/4\ hour/day x
                                 production facilities   365 days =
                                 daily for pollution;    91.25.
                                 maintain inspection/
                                 repair records 2
                                 years.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: We 
have identified no non-hour cost burdens for this collection.
    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: April 24, 2008.
E.P. Danenberger,
Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
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