MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0072 Prospecting for Minerals other than Oil, Gas and Sulphur in the Outer Continental Shelf, Extension of an Information Collection; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, 32595-32597 [E8-12809]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 111 / Monday, June 9, 2008 / Notices 32595 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Land Management Minerals Management Service [WY–923–1310–FI; WYW149277] [NV–030–08–5700–BX; 8–08807; TAS: 14X5017] [Docket No. MMS–2008–OMM–0028] Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Temporary Closure of Public Lands in Washoe County, NV AGENCY: Interior. Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease. ACTION: ACTION: 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 Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company LP and Stephen Energy Company LLC for Competitive oil and gas lease WYW149277 for land in Sweetwater County, WY. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law. Bureau of Land Management, Pamela J. Lewis, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at (307) 775–6176. The lessees have 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 lessees have paid the required $500 administrative fee and $163 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessees have 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 WYW149277 effective December 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pamela J. Lewis, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication. [FR Doc. E8–12792 Filed 6–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE4 310–22–P SUMMARY: Pursuant to 43 CFR 8364.1 certain public lands near Stead, Nevada, will be temporarily closed to all public use. This action is being taken to provide for public safety during the Reno Air Racing Association Pylon Racing Seminar and the Reno National Championship Air Races. Effective Date: Closure to all public use June 18 through June 21, 2008, and September 7 through September 14, 2008. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryant Smith, (775) 885–6000. These closures are authorized under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq. This closure applies to all public use, including pedestrian use and vehicles. The public lands affected by this closure are described as follows: Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada T. 21 N., R. 19 E., Sec. 8, N1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4 and E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 16, N1⁄2 and SW1⁄4. The area described contains 680 acres, more or less. Exceptions: Closure restrictions do not apply to e vent officials, medical/ rescue, law enforcement, and agency personnel monitoring the events. Penalties: Any person who fails to comply with the closure orders is subject to arrest and, upon conviction, may be fined not more than $1,000 and/ or imprisonment for not more than 12 months. Authority: 43 CFR 8360.0–7 and 8364.1. Dated: June 2, 2008. Donald T. Hicks, Field Manager, Carson City Field Office. [FR Doc. E8–12838 Filed 6–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:05 Jun 06, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of extension of an information collection (1010–0072). AGENCY: Notice of Closure. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Bureau of Land Management, Interior. MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010–0072 Prospecting for Minerals other than Oil, Gas and Sulphur in the Outer Continental Shelf, Extension of an Information Collection; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request 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 280, ‘‘Prospecting for Minerals Other than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur on the Outer Continental Shelf.’’ DATES: Submit written comments by August 8, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods listed below. • 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–0028 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– 0072’’ 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 and the form that requires the subject collection of information. E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 32596 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 111 / Monday, June 9, 2008 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR part 280, Prospecting for Minerals Other than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur on the Outer Continental Shelf. OMB Control Number: 1010–0072. Form: MMS–134. 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. Section 1337(k) of the OCS Lands Act authorizes the Secretary ‘‘* * * to grant to the qualified persons offering the highest cash bonuses on a basis of competitive bidding leases of any mineral other than oil, gas, and sulphur in any area of the outer Continental Shelf not then under lease for such mineral upon such royalty, rental, and other terms and conditions as the Secretary may prescribe at the time of offering the area for lease.’’ An amendment to the OCS Lands Act (Pub. L. 103–426) authorizes the Secretary to negotiate agreements (in lieu of the previously required competitive bidding process) for the use of OCS sand, gravel, and shell resources for certain specified types of public uses. The specified uses will support construction of governmental projects for beach nourishment, shore protection, and wetlands enhancement; or any project authorized by the Federal Government. Section 1340 states that ‘‘* * * any person authorized by the Secretary may conduct geological and geophysical [G&G] explorations in the outer Continental Shelf, which do not interfere with or endanger actual operations under any lease maintained or granted pursuant to this Act, and which are not unduly harmful to aquatic life in such area.’’ The section further requires that permits to conduct such activities may only be issued if it is determined that the applicant is qualified; the activities are not polluting, hazardous, or unsafe; they do not interfere with other users of the area; and they do not disturb a site, structure, or object of historical or archaeological significance. Respondents are required to submit form MMS–134 to provide the information necessary to evaluate their qualifications. Section 1352 further requires that certain costs be reimbursed to the parties submitting required G&G information and data. Under the Act, permittees are to be reimbursed for the costs of reproducing any G&G data required to be submitted. Permittees are to be reimbursed also for the reasonable cost of processing geophysical information required to be submitted when processing is in a form or manner required by the Director and is not used in the normal conduct of the business of the permittee. The MMS OCS Regions collect information required under part 280 to ensure there is no environmental degradation, personal harm or unsafe operations and conditions, damage to historical or archaeological sites, or interference with other uses; to analyze and evaluate preliminary or planned drilling activities; to monitor progress and activities in the OCS; to acquire G&G data and information collected under a Federal permit offshore; and to determine eligibility for reimbursement from the Government for certain costs. Respondents are required to submit form MMS–134 to provide the information necessary to evaluate their qualifications. The information is necessary for MMS to determine if the applicants for permits or filers of notices meet the qualifications specified by the Act. The MMS uses the information collected to understand the G&G characteristics of hard mineral-bearing physiographic regions of the OCS. It aids MMS in obtaining a proper balance among the potentials for environmental damage, the discovery of hard minerals, and adverse impacts on affected coastal states. Information from permittees is necessary to determine the propriety and amount of reimbursement. Responses are mandatory or required to obtain or retain a benefit. No questions of a sensitive nature are asked. The MMS protects information considered proprietary according to 30 CFR 280.70 and applicable sections of 30 CFR parts 250 and 252, and the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2). Frequency: On occasion, annual; and as required in the permit. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately one hard mineral permittee or one notice filer at any given time and one affected State. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The currently approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 109 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 part 280 Reporting and recordkeeping requirements 10; 11(a); 12; 13; Permit Form ................. Apply for permit (form MMS–134) to conduct prospecting or G&G scientific research activities, including prospecting/scientific research plan and environmental assessment or required drilling plan. File notice to conduct scientific research activities related to hard minerals, including notice to MMS prior to beginning and after concluding activities. Report to MMS if hydrocarbon/other mineral occurrences or environmental hazards are detected or adverse effects occur. Request approval to modify operations ....................................................................... Request reimbursement for expenses for MMS inspection ........................................ Submit status and final reports on specified schedule ................................................ Request relinquishment of permit ................................................................................ Governor(s) of adjacent State(s) submissions to MMS: Comments on activities involving an environmental assessment; request for proprietary data, information, and samples; and disclosure agreement. 11(b); 12(c) ............................................... 21(a) .......................................................... mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 22 .............................................................. 23(b) .......................................................... 24 .............................................................. 28 .............................................................. 31(b); 73 ................................................... 33, 34 ........................................................ VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:05 Jun 06, 2008 Jkt 214001 Non-hour cost burden Appeal penalty, order, or decision—burden covered under 5 CFR 1320.4(a)(2), (c) PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 8 8 $1,900 1 1 1 8 1 1 32597 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 111 / Monday, June 9, 2008 / Notices Hour burden Citation 30 CFR part 280 Reporting and recordkeeping requirements 40; 41; 50; 51; Permit Form ..................... Notify MMS and submit G&G data/information collected under a permit and/or processed by permittees or 3rd parties, including reports, logs or charts, results, analyses, descriptions, etc. 42(b); 52(b) ............................................... Advise 3rd party recipient of obligations. Part of licensing agreement between parties; no submission to MMS 42(c), 42(d); 52(c), 52(d) .......................... 60; 61(a) ................................................... Notify MMS of 3rd party transactions .......................................................................... Request reimbursement for costs of reproducing data/information & certain processing costs. Submit in not less than 5 days comments on MMS intent to disclose data/information. Contractor submits written commitment not to sell, trade, license, or disclose data/ information. General departure and alternative compliance requests not specifically covered elsewhere in part 280 regulations. Request extension of permit time period ..................................................................... Retain G&G data/information for 10 years and make available to MMS upon request. 72(b) .......................................................... 72(d) .......................................................... Part 280 .................................................... mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Permit Form .............................................. Permit Form .............................................. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have identified one non-hour cost burden for this collection. In § 280.12, respondents are required to pay $1,900 to file a notice to conduct research activities related to hard minerals. We have identified no other non-hour cost burdens. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:05 Jun 06, 2008 Jkt 214001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Non-hour cost burden 4 1 20 1 1 2 1 1 MMS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz (202) 208–7744. Dated: June 2, 2008. E.P. Danenberger, Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. E8–12809 Filed 6–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service [Docket No. MMS–2008–MRM–0022] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comment Request Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of an extension of a currently approved information collection (OMB Control Number 1010– 0107). AGENCY: SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 part CFR 218, regarding (1) Crosslease netting in calculation of latepayment interest; (2) designating a designee; and (3) recoupment of overpayments on Indian oil and gas leases. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of the regulatory requirements. We shortened the title of this ICR to meet OMB requirements. The new title of this E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 111 (Monday, June 9, 2008)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service

[Docket No. MMS-2008-OMM-0028]


MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0072 Prospecting for 
Minerals other than Oil, Gas and Sulphur in the Outer Continental 
Shelf, Extension of an Information Collection; 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 (1010-0072).

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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 280, ``Prospecting 
for Minerals Other than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur on the Outer Continental 
Shelf.''

DATES: Submit written comments by August 8, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods 
listed below.
     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-
0028 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 1010-0072'' 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 and the form that 
requires the subject collection of information.

[[Page 32596]]


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: 30 CFR part 280, Prospecting for Minerals Other than Oil, 
Gas, and Sulphur on the Outer Continental Shelf.
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0072.
    Form: MMS-134.
    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. 
Section 1337(k) of the OCS Lands Act authorizes the Secretary ``* * * 
to grant to the qualified persons offering the highest cash bonuses on 
a basis of competitive bidding leases of any mineral other than oil, 
gas, and sulphur in any area of the outer Continental Shelf not then 
under lease for such mineral upon such royalty, rental, and other terms 
and conditions as the Secretary may prescribe at the time of offering 
the area for lease.'' An amendment to the OCS Lands Act (Pub. L. 103-
426) authorizes the Secretary to negotiate agreements (in lieu of the 
previously required competitive bidding process) for the use of OCS 
sand, gravel, and shell resources for certain specified types of public 
uses. The specified uses will support construction of governmental 
projects for beach nourishment, shore protection, and wetlands 
enhancement; or any project authorized by the Federal Government.
    Section 1340 states that ``* * * any person authorized by the 
Secretary may conduct geological and geophysical [G&G] explorations in 
the outer Continental Shelf, which do not interfere with or endanger 
actual operations under any lease maintained or granted pursuant to 
this Act, and which are not unduly harmful to aquatic life in such 
area.'' The section further requires that permits to conduct such 
activities may only be issued if it is determined that the applicant is 
qualified; the activities are not polluting, hazardous, or unsafe; they 
do not interfere with other users of the area; and they do not disturb 
a site, structure, or object of historical or archaeological 
significance. Respondents are required to submit form MMS-134 to 
provide the information necessary to evaluate their qualifications.
    Section 1352 further requires that certain costs be reimbursed to 
the parties submitting required G&G information and data. Under the 
Act, permittees are to be reimbursed for the costs of reproducing any 
G&G data required to be submitted. Permittees are to be reimbursed also 
for the reasonable cost of processing geophysical information required 
to be submitted when processing is in a form or manner required by the 
Director and is not used in the normal conduct of the business of the 
permittee.
    The MMS OCS Regions collect information required under part 280 to 
ensure there is no environmental degradation, personal harm or unsafe 
operations and conditions, damage to historical or archaeological 
sites, or interference with other uses; to analyze and evaluate 
preliminary or planned drilling activities; to monitor progress and 
activities in the OCS; to acquire G&G data and information collected 
under a Federal permit offshore; and to determine eligibility for 
reimbursement from the Government for certain costs.
    Respondents are required to submit form MMS-134 to provide the 
information necessary to evaluate their qualifications. The information 
is necessary for MMS to determine if the applicants for permits or 
filers of notices meet the qualifications specified by the Act. The MMS 
uses the information collected to understand the G&G characteristics of 
hard mineral-bearing physiographic regions of the OCS. It aids MMS in 
obtaining a proper balance among the potentials for environmental 
damage, the discovery of hard minerals, and adverse impacts on affected 
coastal states. Information from permittees is necessary to determine 
the propriety and amount of reimbursement.
    Responses are mandatory or required to obtain or retain a benefit. 
No questions of a sensitive nature are asked. The MMS protects 
information considered proprietary according to 30 CFR 280.70 and 
applicable sections of 30 CFR parts 250 and 252, and the Freedom of 
Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing regulations (43 CFR 
part 2).
    Frequency: On occasion, annual; and as required in the permit.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately one 
hard mineral permittee or one notice filer at any given time and one 
affected State.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The currently 
approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 109 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
                                      Reporting and      ---------------
    Citation 30 CFR part 280          recordkeeping        Non-hour cost
                                       requirements           burden
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10; 11(a); 12; 13; Permit Form.  Apply for permit (form                8
                                  MMS-134) to conduct
                                  prospecting or G&G
                                  scientific research
                                  activities, including
                                  prospecting/scientific
                                  research plan and
                                  environmental
                                  assessment or required
                                  drilling plan.
11(b); 12(c)...................  File notice to conduct                8
                                  scientific research             $1,900
                                  activities related to
                                  hard minerals,
                                  including notice to
                                  MMS prior to beginning
                                  and after concluding
                                  activities.
21(a)..........................  Report to MMS if                      1
                                  hydrocarbon/other
                                  mineral occurrences or
                                  environmental hazards
                                  are detected or
                                  adverse effects occur.
22.............................  Request approval to                   1
                                  modify operations.
23(b)..........................  Request reimbursement                 1
                                  for expenses for MMS
                                  inspection.
24.............................  Submit status and final               8
                                  reports on specified
                                  schedule.
28.............................  Request relinquishment                1
                                  of permit.
31(b); 73......................  Governor(s) of adjacent               1
                                  State(s) submissions
                                  to MMS: Comments on
                                  activities involving
                                  an environmental
                                  assessment; request
                                  for proprietary data,
                                  information, and
                                  samples; and
                                  disclosure agreement.
                                ----------------------------------------
33, 34.........................    Appeal penalty, order, or decision--
                                        burden covered under 5 CFR
                                             1320.4(a)(2), (c)
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40; 41; 50; 51; Permit Form....  Notify MMS and submit                 4
                                  G&G data/information
                                  collected under a
                                  permit and/or
                                  processed by
                                  permittees or 3rd
                                  parties, including
                                  reports, logs or
                                  charts, results,
                                  analyses,
                                  descriptions, etc.
                                ----------------------------------------
42(b); 52(b)...................       Advise 3rd party recipient of
                                      obligations. Part of licensing
                                       agreement between parties; no
                                             submission to MMS
                                ----------------------------------------
42(c), 42(d); 52(c), 52(d).....  Notify MMS of 3rd party               1
                                  transactions.
60; 61(a)......................  Request reimbursement                20
                                  for costs of
                                  reproducing data/
                                  information & certain
                                  processing costs.
72(b)..........................  Submit in not less than               1
                                  5 days comments on MMS
                                  intent to disclose
                                  data/information.
72(d)..........................  Contractor submits                    1
                                  written commitment not
                                  to sell, trade,
                                  license, or disclose
                                  data/information.
Part 280.......................  General departure and                 2
                                  alternative compliance
                                  requests not
                                  specifically covered
                                  elsewhere in part 280
                                  regulations.
Permit Form....................  Request extension of                  1
                                  permit time period.
Permit Form....................  Retain G&G data/                      1
                                  information for 10
                                  years and make
                                  available to MMS upon
                                  request.
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    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have 
identified one non-hour cost burden for this collection. In Sec.  
280.12, respondents are required to pay $1,900 to file a notice to 
conduct research activities related to hard minerals. We have 
identified no other non-hour cost burdens.
    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: June 2, 2008.
E.P. Danenberger,
Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
[FR Doc. E8-12809 Filed 6-6-08; 8:45 am]
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