MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0128, Subpart O, Well Control and Production Safety Training, Extension of a Collection; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, 38465-38466 [E9-18418]

Download as PDF 38465 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 147 / Monday, August 3, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service [Docket No. MMS–2008–OMM–0042] MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010–0128, Subpart O, Well Control and Production Safety Training, Extension of a 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 (1010–0128). SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, Subpart O, Well Control and Production Safety Training, and related documents. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. DATES: Submit written comments by September 2, 2009. ADDRESSES: You should submit comments directly to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (1010–0128), either by fax (202) 395–5806 or e-mail (OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov). Please also send a copy to MMS by either of the following methods: • 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–0042 to submit public comments and to view supporting and related materials. 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. Submit comments to regulations.gov by September 2, 2009. 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– 0128 in your subject line and include your name and address. 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 regulation that requires the subject collection of information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR 250, Subpart O, Well Control and Production Safety Training. OMB Control Number: 1010–0128. 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 to prescribe rules and regulations to administer leasing of the OCS. Such rules and regulations will apply to all operations conducted under a lease, right-of-use and easement, and pipeline right-of-way. Operations in 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) of the OCS Lands Act requires that ‘‘operations in the [O]uter Continental Shelf should be conducted in a safe manner by well trained personnel using technology, precautions, and other techniques sufficient to prevent or minimize the likelihood of blowouts, loss of well control, fires, spillages, physical obstructions 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.’’ To carry out these responsibilities, the Minerals Management Service (MMS) has issued rules governing training requirements for certain personnel working in the OCS at 30 CFR 250, Subpart O, Well Control and Production Safety Training. Responses are mandatory or required to obtain or retain a benefit and are primarily on occasion. No questions of a sensitive nature are asked. The MMS protects information considered proprietary according to 30 CFR 250.197, Data and information to be made available to the public or for limited inspection, and 30 CFR Part 252, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Information Program. The MMS will use the information collected under subpart O regulations to ensure that workers in the OCS are properly trained with the necessary skills to perform their jobs in a safe and pollution-free manner. In some instances, MMS will conduct oral interviews of offshore employees to evaluate the effectiveness of a company’s training program. We do the oral interviews to gauge how effectively the companies are implementing their own training program. The MMS would use the interview form and keep the information internally. This information is necessary to verify training compliance with the requirements. Frequency: On occasion or annual. Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 130 Federal OCS oil and gas lessees and/or operators. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The estimated annual hour burden for this information collection is a total of 1,144 hours. The following chart details the individual components and estimated hour burdens. 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. Average Number of annual responses sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Citation 30, CFR 250, Subpart O Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Hour burden 1503(b) ................................ Develop training plans. Note: Existing lessees/respondents already have training plans developed. This number reflects development of plans for any new lessees. Maintain copies of training plan and employee training documentation/record for 5 years. 70 .............................. 2 140 11⁄2 hr. (plan) ............. 130 195 1503(c) ................................ 2 hrs. for records ....... VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:05 Jul 31, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1 Annual burden hours 260 38466 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 147 / Monday, August 3, 2009 / Notices Average Number of annual responses Citation 30, CFR 250, Subpart O Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Hour burden 1503(c) ................................ Upon request, provide MMS copies of employee training documentation or provide copy of training plan. Employee oral interview conducted by MMS ................. 5 ................................ 31 155 ⁄ hr .......................... 650 325 1507(b) ................................ 12 Annual burden hours Written testing conducted by MMS or authorized representative. 1510(b) ................................ 250.1500–1510 ................... Revise training plan and submit to MMS ....................... General departure or alternative compliance requests not specifically covered elsewhere in subpart O. 12 .............................. 3 ................................ 5 3 60 9 Total Hour Burden ....... sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES 1507(c), (d); 1508; 1509 ..... ......................................................................................... .................................... 821 1,144 Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have identified no paperwork nonhour cost burdens associated with the collection of information. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. Comments: Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) requires each agency ‘‘* * * to provide notice * * * and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information * * *’’ Agencies must specifically solicit comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. To comply with the public consultation process, on May 1, 2009, we published a Federal Register notice (74 FR 20330) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day comment period. In addition, § 250.199 provides the OMB control number for the information collection requirements imposed by the 30 CFR 250 regulations. The regulation also informs the public that they may comment at any time on the collections of information and provides the address to which they should send comments. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:05 Jul 31, 2009 Jkt 217001 Not considered information collection under 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(7) We have received no comments in response to these efforts. If you wish to comment in response to this notice, you may send your comments to the offices listed under the ADDRESSES section of this notice. The OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information collection but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, to ensure maximum consideration, OMB should receive public comments by September 2, 2009. Public Availability of Comments: 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: July 15, 2009. E.P. Danenberger, Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. E9–18418 Filed 7–31–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–100–1310–DB] Notice of Intent (NOI) To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the LaBarge Platform Project, Sublette County and Lincoln County, WY AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Field Office, PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0 Pinedale, WY, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and to solicit public comments pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and in response to a proposal filed by EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG) regarding issues and resource information for the proposed LaBarge Platform Project, Sublette County and Lincoln County, Wyoming. The project is primarily a natural gas exploration and development project. DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process. The BLM can best use public input if comments and resource information are submitted within 45 days from publication of this notice. To provide the public with an opportunity to review the proposal and project information, the BLM will host public meetings in Pinedale, LaBarge, Big Piney, and Kemmerer, Wyoming. The BLM will announce the dates, times, and locations for these meetings at least 15 days prior to the event. Announcements will be made by news release to the media, individual letter mailings, and posting on the project, Web site listed below. http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/ NEPA/pfodocs/labarge_platform.html. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria related to the LaBarge Platform Project EIS by any of the following methods: • Web Site: http://www.blm.gov/wy/ st/en/info/NEPA/pfodocs/labarge_ platform.html. • E-mail: LaBarge_Platform_ WYMail@blm.gov. • Fax: (307) 367–5329. • Mail: Bureau of Land Management, Pinedale Field Office, Attn: LaBarge Platform Project Manager, P.O. Box 768, Pinedale, WY 82941. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Pinedale Field Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information or to add your name to the E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service

[Docket No. MMS-2008-OMM-0042]


MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0128, Subpart O, Well 
Control and Production Safety Training, Extension of a 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 (1010-0128).

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SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we 
are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information 
collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork 
requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, Subpart O, Well 
Control and Production Safety Training, and related documents. This 
notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the 
paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.

DATES: Submit written comments by September 2, 2009.

ADDRESSES: You should submit comments directly to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for 
the Department of the Interior (1010-0128), either by fax (202) 395-
5806 or e-mail (OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov).
    Please also send a copy to MMS by either of the following methods:
     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-0042 to submit public comments 
and to view supporting and related materials. 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. Submit 
comments to regulations.gov by September 2, 2009. 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 1010-0128 in your subject line and include your 
name and address.

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 regulation that requires the 
subject collection of information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: 30 CFR 250, Subpart O, Well Control and Production Safety 
Training.
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0128.
    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 to prescribe rules and regulations to 
administer leasing of the OCS. Such rules and regulations will apply to 
all operations conducted under a lease, right-of-use and easement, and 
pipeline right-of-way. Operations in 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) of the OCS Lands Act requires that ``operations in 
the [O]uter Continental Shelf should be conducted in a safe manner by 
well trained personnel using technology, precautions, and other 
techniques sufficient to prevent or minimize the likelihood of 
blowouts, loss of well control, fires, spillages, physical obstructions 
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.'' To carry out these responsibilities, the 
Minerals Management Service (MMS) has issued rules governing training 
requirements for certain personnel working in the OCS at 30 CFR 250, 
Subpart O, Well Control and Production Safety Training. Responses are 
mandatory or required to obtain or retain a benefit and are primarily 
on occasion. No questions of a sensitive nature are asked. The MMS 
protects information considered proprietary according to 30 CFR 
250.197, Data and information to be made available to the public or for 
limited inspection, and 30 CFR Part 252, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) 
Oil and Gas Information Program.
    The MMS will use the information collected under subpart O 
regulations to ensure that workers in the OCS are properly trained with 
the necessary skills to perform their jobs in a safe and pollution-free 
manner. In some instances, MMS will conduct oral interviews of offshore 
employees to evaluate the effectiveness of a company's training 
program. We do the oral interviews to gauge how effectively the 
companies are implementing their own training program. The MMS would 
use the interview form and keep the information internally. This 
information is necessary to verify training compliance with the 
requirements.
    Frequency: On occasion or annual.
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: Approximately 130 
Federal OCS oil and gas lessees and/or operators.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The estimated 
annual hour burden for this information collection is a total of 1,144 
hours. The following chart details the individual components and 
estimated hour burdens. 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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                                                                                      Average
    Citation 30, CFR 250,          Reporting and                                    Number  of     Annual burden
          Subpart O                recordkeeping              Hour burden             annual           hours
                                    requirement                                      responses
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1503(b)......................  Develop training       70........................               2             140
                                plans. Note:
                                Existing lessees/
                                respondents already
                                have training plans
                                developed. This
                                number reflects
                                development of plans
                                for any new lessees.
1503(c)......................  Maintain copies of     1\1/2\ hr. (plan).........             130             195
                                training plan and
                                employee training
                                documentation/record
                                for 5 years.
                                                      2 hrs. for records........                             260

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1503(c)......................  Upon request, provide  5.........................              31             155
                                MMS copies of
                                employee training
                                documentation or
                                provide copy of
                                training plan.
1507(b)......................  Employee oral          \1/2\ hr..................             650             325
                                interview conducted
                                by MMS.
                                                     --------------------------------------------
1507(c), (d); 1508; 1509.....  Written testing           Not considered information collection                 0
                                conducted by MMS or             under 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(7)
                                authorized
                                representative.
                                                     --------------------------------------------
1510(b)......................  Revise training plan   12........................               5              60
                                and submit to MMS.
250.1500-1510................  General departure or   3.........................               3               9
                                alternative
                                compliance requests
                                not specifically
                                covered elsewhere in
                                subpart O.
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total Hour Burden........  .....................  ..........................             821           1,144
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    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have 
identified no paperwork non-hour cost burdens associated with the 
collection of information.
    Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) 
provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 
Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated 
to respond.
    Comments: Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et 
seq.) requires each agency ``* * * to provide notice * * * and 
otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies 
concerning each proposed collection of information * * *'' Agencies 
must specifically solicit comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to 
perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) 
evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, 
usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 
minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    To comply with the public consultation process, on May 1, 2009, we 
published a Federal Register notice (74 FR 20330) announcing that we 
would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the 
required 60-day comment period. In addition, Sec.  250.199 provides the 
OMB control number for the information collection requirements imposed 
by the 30 CFR 250 regulations. The regulation also informs the public 
that they may comment at any time on the collections of information and 
provides the address to which they should send comments. We have 
received no comments in response to these efforts.
    If you wish to comment in response to this notice, you may send 
your comments to the offices listed under the ADDRESSES section of this 
notice. The OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the 
information collection but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, to 
ensure maximum consideration, OMB should receive public comments by 
September 2, 2009.
    Public Availability of Comments: 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: July 15, 2009.
E.P. Danenberger,
Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
[FR Doc. E9-18418 Filed 7-31-09; 8:45 am]
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