MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0051, Oil and Gas Production Measurement, Extension of a Collection; Comment Request, 56858-56860 [E9-26366]

Download as PDF 56858 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 3, 2009 / Notices mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES (L-asp). Included are methods to decrease cell proliferation, most notably in order to treat various cancers, by administrating to a subject a combination of an ASNS antagonist and a formulation of L-asp. The main ASNS antagonist utilized in these methods are small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) that reduce ASNS expression. Also included are methods of screening for the efficacy of L-asp in a subject by detecting the expression of the ASNS gene in a sample. The technology also describes a kit that probes to detect ASNS gene expression in a sample to identify the efficacy of L-asp treatment. ASNS serves as a key biomarker for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and other malignancies because these cancer cells express little or no ASNS compared to normal cells. As a result, the cancerous cells must acquire asparagine from the bloodstream to survive and proliferate to form tumors. Over several decades, patients with ALL and other leukemias have been treated with L-asparaginase (L-asp) to break down asparagine in the body and starve leukemia cells of asparagine. L-asp treatment is usually more effective when ASNS expression in the patient is limited. The prospective exclusive license will be royalty bearing and will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR part 404.7. The prospective exclusive license may be granted unless within sixty (60) days from the date of this published notice, the NIH receives written evidence and argument that establishes that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. Applications for a license in the field of use filed in response to this notice will be treated as objections to the grant of the contemplated exclusive license. Comments and objections submitted to this notice will not be made available for public inspection and, to the extent permitted by law, will not be released under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552. Dated: October 26, 2009. Richard U. Rodriguez, Director, Division of Technology Development and Transfer, Office of Technology Transfer, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. E9–26309 Filed 11–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:15 Nov 02, 2009 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service [Docket No. MMS–2009–OMM–0015] MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010–0051, Oil and Gas Production Measurement, Extension of a Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of extension of an information collection (1010–0051). 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 L, Oil and Gas Production Measurement. DATES: Submit written comments by January 4, 2010. 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 that requires the subject collection of information. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods listed below. • Electronically: go to http:// www.regulations.gov. In the entry titled ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID,’’ enter docket ID MMS–2009–OMM–0015 then click search. Under the tab ‘‘View by Relevance’’ you can submit public comments and view supporting and related materials available for this collection of information. 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– 0051 in your subject line and mark your message for return receipt. Include your name and return address in your message text. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR Part 250, Subpart L, Oil and Gas Production Measurement. OMB Control Number: 1010–0051. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (30 U.S.C. 1701, et seq.) at section 1712(b)(2) prescribes that an operator will ‘‘develop and comply with such minimum site security measures as the Secretary deems appropriate, to protect oil or gas produced or stored on a lease site or on the Outer Continental Shelf from theft.’’ Regulations at 30 CFR part 250, subpart L, implement these statutory requirements. We use the information to ensure that the volumes of hydrocarbons produced are measured accurately, and royalties are paid on the proper volumes. Specifically, MMS needs the information to: • Determine if measurement equipment is properly installed, provides accurate measurement of production on which royalty is due, and is operating properly; • Obtain rates of production data in allocating the volumes of production measured at royalty sales meters, which can be examined during field inspections; • Ascertain if all removals of oil and condensate from the lease are reported; • Determine the amount of oil that was shipped when measurements are taken by gauging the tanks rather than being measured by a meter; • Ensure that the sales location is secure and production cannot be removed without the volumes being recorded; and • Review proving reports to verify that data on run tickets are calculated and reported accurately. The MMS 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 and 30 CFR part 252, OCS Oil and Gas Information Program. No items of a sensitive nature are collected. Responses are mandatory. Frequency: Varies by section, but primarily monthly, or on occasion. E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 56859 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 3, 2009 / Notices Description of Respondents: Respondents comprise Federal oil, gas and sulphur lessees and/or operators. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The currently approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 8,533 hours. The following chart details the individual components and respective hour burden estimates of this ICR. In calculating the burdens, we assumed Citation 30 CFR 250 Subpart L 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 or recordkeeping requirement Liquid Hydrocarbon Measurement 1202(a)(1), (b)(1); 1203(b)(1); 1204(a)(1) Submit application for liquid hydrocarbon or gas measurement procedures or changes; or for commingling of production or changes. 1202(a)(4) ................................................ 1202(c)(1), (2); 1202(e)(4); 1202(h)(1), (2), (3), (4); 1202(i)(1)(iv), (2)(iii); 1202(j). Copy and send pipeline (retrograde) condensate volumes upon request ........... Record observed data, correction factors and net standard volume on royalty meter and tank run tickets. Record master meter calibration runs. Record mechanical-displacement prover, master meter, or tank prover proof runs. Record liquid hydrocarbon royalty meter malfunction and repair or adjustment on proving report; record unregistered production on run ticket. List Cpl and Ctl factors on run tickets .................................................................. 1202(c)(4)* ............................................... 1202(d)(4); 1204(b)(1) ............................. Copy and send all liquid hydrocarbon run tickets monthly .................................. Request approval for proving on a schedule other than monthly; request approval for well testing on a schedule other than every 60 days. Copy and submit liquid hydrocarbon royalty meter proving reports monthly and request waiver as needed. Copy and submit mechanical-displacement prover and tank prover calibration reports. Copy and submit royalty tank calibration charts before using for royalty measurement. Copy and submit inventory tank calibration charts upon request; retain charts for as long as tanks are in use. 1202(d)(5)* ............................................... 1202(f)(2)* ................................................ 1202(l)(2)* ................................................ 1202(l)(3)* ................................................ 11 applications. $1,271 simple fee. $3,760 complex fee. 45 minutes. Respondents record these items as part of normal business records and practices to verify accuracy of production measured for sale purposes. 1 minute. 1 hr for each. 2 minutes. 10 minutes. 15 minutes. 15 minutes. 5 minutes. Gas Measurement 1203(b)(6), (8), (9)* .................................. 1203(c)(4)* ............................................... Copy and submit gas quality and volume statements monthly or as requested (most will be routine; few will take longer). Copy and submit gas meter calibration reports upon request; retain for 2 years 1203(e)(1)* ............................................... 1203(f)(5) ................................................. Copy and submit gas processing plant records upon request ............................. Copy and submit measuring records of gas lost or used on lease upon request 2 minutes. 30 minutes. 5 minutes. 1 minute. 30 minutes. 30 minutes. Surface Commingling 1204(a)(2) ................................................ 1205(a)(2) ................................................ 1205(a)(4) ................................................ Provide state production volumetric and/or fractional analysis data upon request. Post signs at royalty or inventory tank used in royalty determination process .... Report security problems (telephone) .................................................................. 1. 1. 15 minutes. Miscellaneous and Recordkeeping 1200 thru 1205 ........................................ 1202(e)(6) ................................................ 1202(k)(5) ................................................ 1203(f) ..................................................... mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 1204(b)(3) ................................................ 1205(b)(3), (4) ......................................... General departure and alternative compliance requests not specifically covered elsewhere in subpart L. Retain master meter calibration reports for 2 years ............................................. Retain liquid hydrocarbon allocation meter proving reports for 2 years .............. Document and retain measurement records on gas lost or used on lease for 2 years at field location and minimum 7 years at location of respondent’s choice. Retain well test data for 2 years ........................................................................... Retain seal number lists for 2 years ..................................................................... 1. 1 minute. 1 minute. 1 minute. 2 minutes. 2 minutes. * Respondents gather this information as part of their normal business practices. MMS only requires copies of readily available documents. There is no burden for testing, meter reading, etc. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: The currently approved non-hour cost burden for this information collection is VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:15 Nov 02, 2009 Jkt 220001 a total of $1,154,700. This cost burden is for filing fees associated with submitting requests for approval of simple applications (applications to PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 temporarily reroute production (for a duration not to exceed 6 months); production tests prior to pipeline construction; departures related to E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 56860 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 3, 2009 / Notices meter proving, well testing, or sampling frequency ($1,271 per application) or to submit requests for approval of complex applications (creation of new facility measurement points (FMPs); association of leases or units with existing FMPs; inclusion of production from additional structures; meter updates which add buyback gas meters or pigging meters; other applications which request deviations from the approved allocation procedures ($3,760 per application). 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 paperwork 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:15 Nov 02, 2009 Jkt 220001 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: October 27, 2009. E.P. Danenberger, Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. E9–26366 Filed 11–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR the changes made by the modified decision shall have until December 3, 2009 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4, subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. Except as modified, the decision of July 30, 2009, notice of which was given, is final. ADDRESSES: A copy of the modified decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at: ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. Barbara J. Walker, Land Law Examiner, Land Transfer Adjudication I Branch. [FR Doc. E9–26388 Filed 11–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P Bureau of Land Management [F–19155–10; LLAK964000–L14100000– KC0000–P] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Alaska Native Claims Selection Bureau of Land Management AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of modified decision approving lands for conveyance. As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the decision approving lands for conveyance to Doyon, Limited, notice of which was published in the Federal Register on July 30, 2009, 74 FR 38041, 38042, will be modified to include Secs. 5 and 6, T. 11 S., R. 17 E., Kateel River Meridian, Alaska. These sections were inadvertently omitted from the lands approved for conveyance in the July 30, 2009 decision. There is no change to the amount of acreage approved for conveyance in the decision of July 30, 2009, as these two sections were included in the acreage figures. Notice of the modified decision will also be published four times in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. DATES: The time limits for filing an appeal on the change made by the modified decision are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [AA–12354, AA–12356, AA–12362; LLAK– 962000–L14100000–HY0000–P] Alaska Native Claims Selection AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. SUMMARY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving the conveyance of surface and subsurface estates for certain lands pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Doyon, Limited for 42.65 acres located northwesterly of the Native village of Holy Cross, Alaska. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News. DATES: The time limits for filing an appeal are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until December 3, 2009 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service

[Docket No. MMS-2009-OMM-0015]


MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0051, Oil and Gas 
Production Measurement, Extension of a Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of extension of an information collection (1010-0051).

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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 L, Oil and 
Gas Production Measurement.

DATES: Submit written comments by January 4, 2010.

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 that requires the 
subject collection of information.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods 
listed below.
     Electronically: go to http://www.regulations.gov. In the 
entry titled ``Enter Keyword or ID,'' enter docket ID MMS-2009-OMM-0015 
then click search. Under the tab ``View by Relevance'' you can submit 
public comments and view supporting and related materials available for 
this collection of information. 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 1010-0051 in your subject line and mark your 
message for return receipt. Include your name and return address in 
your message text.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: 30 CFR Part 250, Subpart L, Oil and Gas Production 
Measurement.
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0051.
    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 Federal Oil 
and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (30 U.S.C. 1701, et seq.) at 
section 1712(b)(2) prescribes that an operator will ``develop and 
comply with such minimum site security measures as the Secretary deems 
appropriate, to protect oil or gas produced or stored on a lease site 
or on the Outer Continental Shelf from theft.'' Regulations at 30 CFR 
part 250, subpart L, implement these statutory requirements. We use the 
information to ensure that the volumes of hydrocarbons produced are 
measured accurately, and royalties are paid on the proper volumes. 
Specifically, MMS needs the information to:
     Determine if measurement equipment is properly installed, 
provides accurate measurement of production on which royalty is due, 
and is operating properly;
     Obtain rates of production data in allocating the volumes 
of production measured at royalty sales meters, which can be examined 
during field inspections;
     Ascertain if all removals of oil and condensate from the 
lease are reported;
     Determine the amount of oil that was shipped when 
measurements are taken by gauging the tanks rather than being measured 
by a meter;
     Ensure that the sales location is secure and production 
cannot be removed without the volumes being recorded; and
     Review proving reports to verify that data on run tickets 
are calculated and reported accurately.
    The MMS 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 and 30 CFR part 252, OCS Oil and Gas Information 
Program. No items of a sensitive nature are collected. Responses are 
mandatory.
    Frequency: Varies by section, but primarily monthly, or on 
occasion.

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    Description of Respondents: Respondents comprise Federal oil, gas 
and sulphur lessees and/or operators.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The currently 
approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 8,533 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  non-hour cost
   Citation 30 CFR 250 Subpart L        Reporting or recordkeeping requirement                 burden
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                                         Liquid Hydrocarbon Measurement
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1202(a)(1), (b)(1); 1203(b)(1);     Submit application for liquid hydrocarbon or   11 applications.
 1204(a)(1).                         gas measurement procedures or changes; or     $1,271 simple fee.
                                     for commingling of production or changes.     $3,760 complex fee.
1202(a)(4)........................  Copy and send pipeline (retrograde)            45 minutes.
                                     condensate volumes upon request.
1202(c)(1), (2); 1202(e)(4);        Record observed data, correction factors and   Respondents record these
 1202(h)(1), (2), (3), (4);          net standard volume on royalty meter and       items as part of normal
 1202(i)(1)(iv), (2)(iii); 1202(j).  tank run tickets.                              business records and
                                    Record master meter calibration runs.........   practices to verify accuracy
                                    Record mechanical-displacement prover, master   of production measured for
                                     meter, or tank prover proof runs.              sale purposes.
                                    Record liquid hydrocarbon royalty meter
                                     malfunction and repair or adjustment on
                                     proving report; record unregistered
                                     production on run ticket.
                                    List Cpl and Ctl factors on run tickets......
1202(c)(4)*.......................  Copy and send all liquid hydrocarbon run       1 minute.
                                     tickets monthly.
1202(d)(4); 1204(b)(1)............  Request approval for proving on a schedule     1 hr for each.
                                     other than monthly; request approval for
                                     well testing on a schedule other than every
                                     60 days.
1202(d)(5)*.......................  Copy and submit liquid hydrocarbon royalty     2 minutes.
                                     meter proving reports monthly and request
                                     waiver as needed.
1202(f)(2)*.......................  Copy and submit mechanical-displacement        10 minutes.
                                     prover and tank prover calibration reports.
1202(l)(2)*.......................  Copy and submit royalty tank calibration       15 minutes.
                                     charts before using for royalty measurement.
1202(l)(3)*.......................  Copy and submit inventory tank calibration     15 minutes.
                                     charts upon request; retain charts for as     5 minutes.
                                     long as tanks are in use.
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                                                 Gas Measurement
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1203(b)(6), (8), (9)*.............  Copy and submit gas quality and volume         2 minutes.
                                     statements monthly or as requested (most      30 minutes.
                                     will be routine; few will take longer).
1203(c)(4)*.......................  Copy and submit gas meter calibration reports  5 minutes.
                                     upon request; retain for 2 years.             1 minute.
1203(e)(1)*.......................  Copy and submit gas processing plant records   30 minutes.
                                     upon request.
1203(f)(5)........................  Copy and submit measuring records of gas lost  30 minutes.
                                     or used on lease upon request.
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                                               Surface Commingling
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1204(a)(2)........................  Provide state production volumetric and/or     1.
                                     fractional analysis data upon request.
1205(a)(2)........................  Post signs at royalty or inventory tank used   1.
                                     in royalty determination process.
1205(a)(4)........................  Report security problems (telephone).........  15 minutes.
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                                         Miscellaneous and Recordkeeping
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1200 thru 1205....................  General departure and alternative compliance   1.
                                     requests not specifically covered elsewhere
                                     in subpart L.
1202(e)(6)........................  Retain master meter calibration reports for 2  1 minute.
                                     years.
1202(k)(5)........................  Retain liquid hydrocarbon allocation meter     1 minute.
                                     proving reports for 2 years.
1203(f)...........................  Document and retain measurement records on     1 minute.
                                     gas lost or used on lease for 2 years at
                                     field location and minimum 7 years at
                                     location of respondent's choice.
1204(b)(3)........................  Retain well test data for 2 years............  2 minutes.
1205(b)(3), (4)...................  Retain seal number lists for 2 years.........  2 minutes.
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* Respondents gather this information as part of their normal business practices. MMS only requires copies of
  readily available documents. There is no burden for testing, meter reading, etc.

    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: The 
currently approved non-hour cost burden for this information collection 
is a total of $1,154,700. This cost burden is for filing fees 
associated with submitting requests for approval of simple applications 
(applications to temporarily reroute production (for a duration not to 
exceed 6 months); production tests prior to pipeline construction; 
departures related to

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meter proving, well testing, or sampling frequency ($1,271 per 
application) or to submit requests for approval of complex applications 
(creation of new facility measurement points (FMPs); association of 
leases or units with existing FMPs; inclusion of production from 
additional structures; meter updates which add buyback gas meters or 
pigging meters; other applications which request deviations from the 
approved allocation procedures ($3,760 per application).
    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 paperwork 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: October 27, 2009.
E.P. Danenberger,
Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
[FR Doc. E9-26366 Filed 11-2-09; 8:45 am]
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