MMS Information Collection Activities: 1010-0050 Pipelines and Pipeline Rights-of-Way; Comment Request, 53274-53277 [E8-21436]

Download as PDF 53274 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 179 / Monday, September 15, 2008 / Notices Notice of Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease. ACTION: Notice of Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease. ACTION: SUMMARY: Under the Class II provisions of Title IV, Public Law 97–451, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease TXNM 118211 from the lessee, Woodward Development LLC, for lands in Houston County, Texas. 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: Lourdes B. Ortiz, BLM, New Mexico State Office, at (505) 438–7586. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: No valid lease has been issued that affects the lands. The lessee agrees to new lease terms for rentals and royalties of $10.00 per acre or fraction thereof, per year, and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee paid the required $500.00 administrative fee for the reinstatement of the lease and $166.00 cost for publishing this Notice in the Federal Register. The lessee met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). We are proposing to reinstate lease TXNM 118211, effective the date of termination, June 1, 2008, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. 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. SUMMARY: Under the Class II provisions of Title IV, Public Law 97–451, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease TXNM 118212 from the lessee, Woodward Development LLC, for lands in Houston County, Texas. 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: Lourdes B. Ortiz, BLM, New Mexico State Office, at (505) 438–7586. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: No valid lease has been issued that affect the lands. The lessee agrees to new lease terms for rentals and royalties of $10.00 per acre or fraction thereof, per year, and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee paid the required $500.00 administrative fee for the reinstatement of the lease and $166.00 cost for publishing this Notice in the Federal Register. The lessee met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). We are proposing to reinstate lease TXNM 118212, effective the date of termination, June 1, 2008, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. 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. SUMMARY: Under the Class II provisions of Title IV, Public Law 97–451, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease TXNM 118213 from the lessee, Woodward Development LLC, for lands in Houston County, Texas. 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: Lourdes B. Ortiz, BLM, New Mexico State Office, at (505) 438–7586. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: No valid lease has been issued that affects the lands. The lessee agrees to new lease terms for rentals and royalties of $10.00 per acre or fraction thereof, per year, and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee paid the required $500.00 administrative fee for the reinstatement of the lease and $166.00 cost for publishing this Notice in the Federal Register. The lessee met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). We are proposing to reinstate lease TXNM 118213, effective the date of termination, June 1, 2008, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. 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. Dated: September 9, 2008. Lourdes B. Ortiz, Land Law Examiner, Fluids Adjudication Team. [FR Doc. E8–21417 Filed 9–12–08; 8:45 am] Dated: September 9, 2008. Lourdes B. Ortiz, Land Law Examiner, Fluids Adjudication Team. [FR Doc. E8–21424 Filed 9–12–08; 8:45 am] Dated: September 9, 2008. Lourdes B. Ortiz, Land Law Examiner, Fluids Adjudication Team. [FR Doc. E8–21425 Filed 9–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Land Management Minerals Management Service [NM–920–1310–08; TXNM 118212] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACTION: [NM–920–1310–08; TXNM 118213] [Docket No. MMS–2008–OMM–0038] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease TXNM 118212 Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease TXNM 118213 MMS Information Collection Activities: 1010–0050 Pipelines and Pipeline Rights-of-Way; Comment Request AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. VerDate Aug<31>2005 AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. 20:22 Sep 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease. Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 53275 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 179 / Monday, September 15, 2008 / Notices Notice of extension of an information collection (1010–0050). ACTION: 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 J, Pipelines and Pipeline Rightsof-Way. Submit written comments by November 14, 2008. DATES: 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–0038 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– 0050 in your subject line and mark your message for return receipt. Include your name and return address in your message text. ADDRESSES: 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 regulation and the forms that require the subject collection of information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR 250, Subpart J, Pipelines and Pipeline Rights-of-Way. Form(s): MMS–149 and MMS–2030. OMB Control Number: 1010–0050. 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. The Independent Offices Appropriations Act (31 U.S.C. 9701), the Omnibus Appropriations Bill (Pub. L. 104–133, 110 Stat. 1321, April 26, 1996), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A–25, authorize Federal agencies to recover the full cost of services that confer special benefits. Under the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) implementing policy, the Minerals Management Service (MMS) is required to charge the full cost for services that provide special benefits or privileges to an identifiable non-Federal recipient above and beyond those which accrue to the public at large. Pipeline rights-of-way and assignments are subject to cost recovery, and MMS regulations specify filing fees for applications. This submittal concerns the regulations at 30 CFR 250, subpart J, on pipelines and pipeline rights-of-way. It also covers the related Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTLs) that MMS Citation 30 CFR 250 subpart J and related NTL(s) 1000–1008 ..................... mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 1000(b); 1007(a) ............ 1000(b), (d); 1007(a); 1009(a); 1011(a); 1015; 1016. 1000(b); 1007(b); 1015; 1017. 1000(b); 1010(h); 1019 .. VerDate Aug<31>2005 issues to clarify and provide additional guidance on some aspects of the regulations. Included with this submission is form MMS–149, Assignment of Interest in Federal Pipeline Right-of-Way. Section 250.1018 requires applicants to request approval for assignments in whole or of any lineal segment for a right-of-way grant. The assignee is required to submit this form with the relevant information and pay a service fee for this request. Also with this submission is form MMS–2030, Outer Continental Shelf Right-of-Way Grant Bond. Section 250.1011(a) requires applicants for, and holders of, a right-of-way to provide and maintain a $300,000 bond (in addition to the bond coverage required under 30 CFR part 256), as well as additional security MMS determines is necessary. Respondents submit form MMS–2030 for these right-of-way grant bonds. 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 mandatory. Frequency: On occasion. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 130 Federal OCS lessees and/or operators and 88 holders of pipeline rights-ofway. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: The currently approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 107,874 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— Non-hour cost burden Reporting & recordkeeping requirements Make available to MMS design, construction, operation, maintenance, testing, and repair records on lease-term P/Ls 1. Submit application to install new lease-term pipeline (P/L), including exceptions/departures, consents and notices, required reports, and attachments. Apply for P/L right-of-way (ROW) grant and installation of new ROW P/L, including exceptions/departures, consents and notices, required reports, and attachments. 2 Submit application to modify lease-term or ROW P/L or ROW grant, including exceptions/departures; notify operators of deviation. 30 $1,800–L/T fee $3,650–ROW fee 8 Apply to relinquish P/L ROW grant, including exceptions/departures .................................................. 20:22 Sep 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 140 $3,100 fee 140 $2,350 fee 53276 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 179 / Monday, September 15, 2008 / Notices Citation 30 CFR 250 subpart J and related NTL(s) 1000(c)(2) ....................... 1000(c)(3) ....................... 1000(c)(4) ....................... 1000(c)(8) ....................... 1000(c)(12) ..................... 1000(c)(13) ..................... 1004(c) ........................... 1005(a) ........................... 1007(a)(4) ...................... 1008(a), (c), (d), (e), (f), (h). 1008(b) ........................... 1008(e) ........................... 1008(g) ........................... 1010(c) ........................... 1010(d) ........................... 1010(g) ........................... 1011(a) ........................... 1015 ............................... 1016 ............................... 1018 ............................... 1000–1019 ..................... Hour burden— Non-hour cost burden Reporting & recordkeeping requirements Identify in writing P/L operator on ROW if different from ROW grant holder ....................................... Mark specific point on P/L where operating responsibility transfers to transporting operator or depict transfer point on a schematic located on the facility. (Part of application or construction process involving no additional burdens.). Petition to MMS for exceptions to general operations transfer point description ................................. Request MMS recognize valves landward of last production facility but still located on OCS as point where MMS regulatory authority begins. Petition to MMS to continue to operate under DOT regulations upstream of last valve on last production facility. Transporting P/L operator petition to DOT and MMS to continue to operate under MMS regulations Place sign on safety equipment identified as ineffective and removed from service .......................... Inspect P/L routes for indication of leakage 1, record results, maintain records 2 years 2 ................... Submit required documentation under API RP 17J .............................................................................. Notify MMS; as requested submit procedures before performing work; submit post-report on P/L or P/L safety equipment repair, removal from service, analysis results, or potential measurements. Submit P/L construction report .............................................................................................................. The lessee or right-of-way holder must notify the Regional Supervisor before the repair of any pipeline. Submit plan of corrective action and report of remedial action ............................................................ Notify MMS of any archaeological resource discovery ......................................................................... Inform MMS of P/L ROW holder’s name and address changes. Not considered information collection under 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(1). Make available to MMS design, construction, operation, maintenance, testing, and repair records on P/L ROW area and improvements 2. Submit surety bond on form MMS–2030 .............................................................................................. Apply to convert lease-term P/L to ROW grant P/L; notify operators of deviation, including various exceptions/departures. Request opportunity to eliminate conflict when application has been rejected; amend and submit application if needed. Apply for and file application and required information for assignment or transfer for approval (ROW) (Form MMS–149). General departure and alternative compliance requests not specifically covered elsewhere in subpart J regulations (e.g., protective device re burial). .25 0 5 1 40 40 See footnote 2 24 150 16 16 $340 fee 16 4 0 10 .50 25 $200 fee 2 .5 $170 fee 2 1 Retaining mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 2 These these records is usual and customary business practice; required burden is minimal to make available to MMS. activities are usual and customary practices for prudent operators. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: The currently approved annual non-hour cost burden for collection 1010–0050 is $2,369,400. All of the nonhour cost burdens are for nonrefundable filing fees. In: • § 250.1000(b) applicants must pay a fee of $3,100 for a new L/T pipeline application; $1,800 for a modification to a L/T pipeline application, and $3,650 for a modification to a ROW pipeline application. • § 250.1008(e) applications must pay a fee of $340 for a pipeline repair notification. • § 250.1015(a) applicants must pay a $2,350 fee when applying for a pipeline right-of-way grant to install a new pipeline or pay $200 to convert an existing lease-term pipeline into a rightof-way pipeline. • § 250.1018(b) an applicant must pay a fee of $170 when applying for approval of an assignment of a right-ofway grant. There are no other 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:22 Sep 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 179 / Monday, September 15, 2008 / Notices any necessary adjustments to the burden in our submission to OMB. Public Comment Procedure: The MMS’s practice is to make comments, including names and addresses of respondents, available for public review. If you wish your name and/or address to be withheld, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. MMS will honor this request to the extent allowable by law; however, anonymous comments will not be considered. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. MMS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz, (202) 208–7744. Dated: September 5, 2008. E.P. Danenberger, Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. E8–21436 Filed 9–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Meeting of Concessions Management Advisory Board National Park Service, Interior. Notice of meeting of Concessions Management Advisory Board. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App 1, Section 10), notice is hereby given that the Concessions Management Advisory Board (the Board) will hold its 19th meeting October 15–16, 2008, at the Water Safety Center, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Boulder City, Nevada. The meeting will convene Wednesday, October 15 at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 5 p.m. The meeting will reconvene Thursday, October 16 at 9 a.m. and will conclude before 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Mead Room of the Water Safety Center, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Boulder City, Nevada 89005. Park phone number: 702–293–8906. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board was established by Title IV, Section 409 of the National Parks Onmibus Management Act of 1998, November 13, 1998 (Pub. L. 105–391). The purpose of the Board is to advise the Secretary and the National Park Service (NPS) on matters relating to management of mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:22 Sep 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 concessions in the National Park System. The Board will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, October 15th and 9 a.m. on Thursday, October 16th for the regular business meeting and continued discussion on the following subjects: • Concession Contracting Status Update and Regional Reports • NPS Prospectus Evaluation Review Process • Cooperating Association Steering Committee Status Report • NPS Initiatives — • Centennial Initiative Update • National Park Service Tourism Policy Update • Geo-Tourism Memorandum of Understanding • VolunTourism Initiative • Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Costs Issues • Proposed Leasehold Surrender Interest Regulations Update • Commercial Use Authorizations Regulations Update • Superintendents Concession Management Training Update • DO 35B: Utility Rates • Carbon Monoxide Safety • Buy American Committee Report • National Park Hospitality Association Presentations • Other business The meeting will be open to the public, however, facilities and space for accommodating members of the public are limited, and persons will be accommodated on a first-come-first served basis. Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities at the Public Meeting The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you plan to attend and will require an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting (e.g., interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format), notify the contact person listed in this notice at least 2 weeks before the scheduled meeting date. Attempts will be made to meet any request(s) we receive after that date, however, we may not be able to make the requested auxiliary aid or service available because of insufficient time to arrange for it. Anyone may file with the Board a written statement concerning matters to be discussed. The Board may also permit attendees to address the Board, but may restrict the length of the presentations, as necessary to allow the Board to complete its agenda within the allotted time. Such requests should be made to the Director, National Park Service, Attention: Manager, Concession Program, at least 7 days prior to the PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53277 meeting. Draft minutes of the meeting will be available for public inspection approximately 6 weeks after the meeting, at the Concession Program office located at 1201 Eye Street, NW., 11th Floor, Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Park Service, Concession Program, 1201 Eye Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240, Telephone: 202/ 513–7151. Dated: September 3, 2008. Sue Masica, Chief of Staff, National Park Service. [FR Doc. E8–21277 Filed 9–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–53–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, that a meeting of the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program Advisory Council will be held November 6 and 7, 2008, in St. Louis, Missouri. The meeting on November 6 will be held from 8:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Roberts Mayfair Hotel, 806 St. Charles Street, St. Louis, Missouri. The meeting on November 7 will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Old Courthouse (part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial) located at 11 North 4 Street in St. Louis. The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program Advisory Council was established to consult with the Secretary of the Interior on matters relating to the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, including recommendations for ways to best preserve important properties along Route 66, recommendations for grant and cost-share awards to eligible applicants owning or administering historic properties along the Route 66 Corridor, and recommendations for technical assistance provided by the National Park Service to partners along the route. The matters to be discussed include: —Committee report on accountability and measurement —Committee report on education and outreach —Committee report on preservation management —Strategic media initiative —Report on preliminary economic impacts of heritage tourism along Route 66 —Report on motel preservation initiatives along Route 66 E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service

[Docket No. MMS-2008-OMM-0038]


MMS Information Collection Activities: 1010-0050 Pipelines and 
Pipeline Rights-of-Way; Comment Request

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior.

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ACTION: Notice of extension of an information collection (1010-0050).

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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 J, Pipelines 
and Pipeline Rights-of-Way.

DATES: Submit written comments by November 14, 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-0038 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 1010-0050 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 at (703) 787-1607. You may also contact Cheryl Blundon 
to obtain a copy, at no cost, of the regulation and the forms that 
require the subject collection of information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: 30 CFR 250, Subpart J, Pipelines and Pipeline Rights-of-Way.
    Form(s): MMS-149 and MMS-2030.
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0050.
    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.
    The Independent Offices Appropriations Act (31 U.S.C. 9701), the 
Omnibus Appropriations Bill (Pub. L. 104-133, 110 Stat. 1321, April 26, 
1996), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-25, 
authorize Federal agencies to recover the full cost of services that 
confer special benefits. Under the Department of the Interior's (DOI) 
implementing policy, the Minerals Management Service (MMS) is required 
to charge the full cost for services that provide special benefits or 
privileges to an identifiable non-Federal recipient above and beyond 
those which accrue to the public at large. Pipeline rights-of-way and 
assignments are subject to cost recovery, and MMS regulations specify 
filing fees for applications.
    This submittal concerns the regulations at 30 CFR 250, subpart J, 
on pipelines and pipeline rights-of-way. It also covers the related 
Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTLs) that MMS issues to clarify and 
provide additional guidance on some aspects of the regulations.
    Included with this submission is form MMS-149, Assignment of 
Interest in Federal Pipeline Right-of-Way. Section 250.1018 requires 
applicants to request approval for assignments in whole or of any 
lineal segment for a right-of-way grant. The assignee is required to 
submit this form with the relevant information and pay a service fee 
for this request.
    Also with this submission is form MMS-2030, Outer Continental Shelf 
Right-of-Way Grant Bond. Section 250.1011(a) requires applicants for, 
and holders of, a right-of-way to provide and maintain a $300,000 bond 
(in addition to the bond coverage required under 30 CFR part 256), as 
well as additional security MMS determines is necessary. Respondents 
submit form MMS-2030 for these right-of-way grant bonds.
    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 mandatory.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 130 
Federal OCS lessees and/or operators and 88 holders of pipeline rights-
of-way.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: The 
currently approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 
107,874 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 250 subpart J and                                                      Hour burden-- Non-hour
           related NTL(s)                 Reporting & recordkeeping requirements              cost burden
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1000-1008..........................  Make available to MMS design, construction,      2
                                      operation, maintenance, testing, and repair
                                      records on lease-term P/Ls \1\.
1000(b); 1007(a)...................  Submit application to install new lease-term     140
                                      pipeline (P/L), including exceptions/           $3,100 fee
                                      departures, consents and notices, required
                                      reports, and attachments.
1000(b), (d); 1007(a); 1009(a);      Apply for P/L right-of-way (ROW) grant and       140
 1011(a); 1015; 1016.                 installation of new ROW P/L, including          $2,350 fee
                                      exceptions/departures, consents and notices,
                                      required reports, and attachments.
1000(b); 1007(b); 1015; 1017.......  Submit application to modify lease-term or ROW   30
                                      P/L or ROW grant, including exceptions/         $1,800-L/T fee
                                      departures; notify operators of deviation.      $3,650-ROW fee
1000(b); 1010(h); 1019.............  Apply to relinquish P/L ROW grant, including     8
                                      exceptions/departures.

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1000(c)(2).........................  Identify in writing P/L operator on ROW if       .25
                                      different from ROW grant holder.
1000(c)(3).........................  Mark specific point on P/L where operating       0
                                      responsibility transfers to transporting
                                      operator or depict transfer point on a
                                      schematic located on the facility. (Part of
                                      application or construction process involving
                                      no additional burdens.).
1000(c)(4).........................  Petition to MMS for exceptions to general        5
                                      operations transfer point description.
1000(c)(8).........................  Request MMS recognize valves landward of last    1
                                      production facility but still located on OCS
                                      as point where MMS regulatory authority begins.
1000(c)(12)........................  Petition to MMS to continue to operate under     40
                                      DOT regulations upstream of last valve on last
                                      production facility.
1000(c)(13)........................  Transporting P/L operator petition to DOT and    40
                                      MMS to continue to operate under MMS
                                      regulations.
1004(c)............................  Place sign on safety equipment identified as     See footnote \2\
                                      ineffective and removed from service.
1005(a)............................  Inspect P/L routes for indication of leakage     24
                                      \1\, record results, maintain records 2 years
                                      \2\.
1007(a)(4).........................  Submit required documentation under API RP 17J.  150
1008(a), (c), (d), (e), (f), (h)...  Notify MMS; as requested submit procedures       16
                                      before performing work; submit post-report on
                                      P/L or P/L safety equipment repair, removal
                                      from service, analysis results, or potential
                                      measurements.
1008(b)............................  Submit P/L construction report.................  16
1008(e)............................  The lessee or right-of-way holder must notify    $340 fee
                                      the Regional Supervisor before the repair of
                                      any pipeline.
1008(g)............................  Submit plan of corrective action and report of   16
                                      remedial action.
1010(c)............................  Notify MMS of any archaeological resource        4
                                      discovery.
1010(d)............................  Inform MMS of P/L ROW holder's name and address  0
                                      changes. Not considered information collection
                                      under 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(1).
1010(g)............................  Make available to MMS design, construction,      10
                                      operation, maintenance, testing, and repair
                                      records on P/L ROW area and improvements \2\.
1011(a)............................  Submit surety bond on form MMS-2030............  .50
1015...............................  Apply to convert lease-term P/L to ROW grant P/  25
                                      L; notify operators of deviation, including     $200 fee
                                      various exceptions/departures.
1016...............................  Request opportunity to eliminate conflict when   2
                                      application has been rejected; amend and
                                      submit application if needed.
1018...............................  Apply for and file application and required      .5
                                      information for assignment or transfer for      $170 fee
                                      approval (ROW) (Form MMS-149).
1000-1019..........................  General departure and alternative compliance     2
                                      requests not specifically covered elsewhere in
                                      subpart J regulations (e.g., protective device
                                      re burial).
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\1\ Retaining these records is usual and customary business practice; required burden is minimal to make
  available to MMS.
\2\ These activities are usual and customary practices for prudent operators.

    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: The 
currently approved annual non-hour cost burden for collection 1010-0050 
is $2,369,400. All of the non-hour cost burdens are for non-refundable 
filing fees. In:
     Sec.  250.1000(b) applicants must pay a fee of $3,100 for 
a new L/T pipeline application; $1,800 for a modification to a L/T 
pipeline application, and $3,650 for a modification to a ROW pipeline 
application.
     Sec.  250.1008(e) applications must pay a fee of $340 for 
a pipeline repair notification.
     Sec.  250.1015(a) applicants must pay a $2,350 fee when 
applying for a pipeline right-of-way grant to install a new pipeline or 
pay $200 to convert an existing lease-term pipeline into a right-of-way 
pipeline.
     Sec.  250.1018(b) an applicant must pay a fee of $170 when 
applying for approval of an assignment of a right-of-way grant.
    There are no other 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

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any necessary adjustments to the burden in our submission to OMB.
    Public Comment Procedure: The MMS's practice is to make comments, 
including names and addresses of respondents, available for public 
review. If you wish your name and/or address to be withheld, you must 
state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. MMS will honor 
this request to the extent allowable by law; however, anonymous 
comments will not be considered. All submissions from organizations or 
businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as 
representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be 
made available for public inspection in their entirety.
    MMS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz, (202) 
208-7744.

    Dated: September 5, 2008.
E.P. Danenberger,
Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
[FR Doc. E8-21436 Filed 9-12-08; 8:45 am]
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