MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0176, Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf, Extension of a Collection; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, 1634-1647 [2010-356]

Download as PDF 1634 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 12, 2010 / Notices For PHAs with fiscal years ending June 30, 2009, or September 30, 2009, their management operations certification is due 2 months after the date of this notice. Resident Assessment Indicator. HUD will not administer the resident service and satisfaction survey during Transition Year 2. A PHA has a choice regarding its resident service and satisfaction assessment score: (1) The most recent resident service and satisfaction assessment score will be carried over for PHAs with fiscal years ending June 30, 2009, September 30, 2009, December 31, 2009, and March 31, 2010; or (2) If a PHA believes it would have received a higher resident service and satisfaction assessment score if a new resident survey had been conducted, it may appeal its resident service and satisfaction assessment score pursuant to 24 CFR 902.69 and must include the PHA’s supporting documentation and reasons for the appeal. Please send all appeal requests to the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Real Estate Assessment Center, at the following address: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Attention: Deputy Assistant Secretary, Departmental Real Estate Assessment Center, 550 12th Street, SW., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20410. HUD will determine if an adjustment is warranted. All other aspects of the current PHAS rule will remain in effect during Transition Year 2. III. Environmental Review WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES This notice provides operating instructions and procedures in connection with activities under a Federal Register document that has previously been subject to a required environmental review. Accordingly, under 24 CFR 50.19(c)(4), this notice is categorically excluded from environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). Dated: January 4, 2010. Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. [FR Doc. 2010–267 Filed 1–11–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:14 Jan 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service [Docket No. MMS–2009–OMM–0012] MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010–0176, Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf, Extension of a Collection; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of a revision of an information collection (1010–0176). 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 285, ‘‘Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf,’’ and related forms. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. DATES: Submit written comments by February 11, 2010. ADDRESSES: Submit comments by either fax (202) 395–5806 or e-mail (OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov) directly to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (1010–0176). Please also submit a copy of your comments to MMS by any of the means below. • Electronically: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov. In the entry titled ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID,’’ enter docket ID MMS–2009–OMM–0012, 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– 0176 in your subject line and include your name and return 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 regulations and forms that require the subject collection of information. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR 285, Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf. Forms: MMS–0002, MMS–0003, MMS–0004, MMS–0005, and MMS– 0006. OMB Control Number: 1010–0176. 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 issue leases, easements, or rights-ofway on the OCS for activities that produce or support production, transportation, or transmission of energy from sources other than oil and gas (renewable energy). Specifically, subsection 8(p) of the OCS Lands Act, as amended by section 388 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109–58), directs the Secretary of the Interior to issue any necessary regulations to carry out the OCS renewable energy program. The Secretary delegated the authority to issue such regulations and implement an OCS renewable energy program to the Minerals Management Service (MMS). The MMS has issued regulations for OCS renewable energy activities at 30 CFR part 285. Subsequent to the approval of the information collection requirements in the final 30 CFR part 285 regulations, MMS developed five new forms that respondents must use to submit certain information collection requirements in Subpart D, Lease and Grant Administration, and Subpart E, Payments and Financial Assurance Requirements. These forms entail no additional burden as they only clarify and facilitate the submission of the currently approved information collection requirements to which the forms pertain. This resubmitted ICR is revised to: Correct citation numbering, fine tune words to better match requirements in the final rule, and reflect the inclusion of the new Forms MMS–0002, MMS–0003, MMS–0004, MMS–0005, and MMS–0006. No burden hours have been changed from the OMB currently approved collection. Regulations implementing these responsibilities are under 30 CFR part 285. Responses are mandatory or required to obtain or retain a benefit. No questions of a sensitive nature are asked. The MMS protects information considered proprietary according to the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2), and under regulations at 30 CFR 285.113, addressing disclosure of data and information to be made available to the public and others. Respondents will operate commercial and noncommercial technology projects E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 12, 2010 / Notices that include installation, construction, operation and maintenance, and decommissioning of offshore facilities, as well as possible onshore support facilities. The MMS must ensure that these activities and operations on the OCS are carried out in a safe and pollution-free manner, do not interfere with the rights of other users on the OCS, and balance the protection and development of OCS resources. To do this, MMS needs information concerning the proposed activities, facilities, safety equipment, inspections and tests, and natural and manmade hazards near the site, as well as assurance of fiscal responsibility. Specifically, MMS will use the information collected under part 285 to: • Determine if applicants and assignees are qualified to hold leases on the OCS. Information is used to track ownership of leases as to record title, operating rights, and right-of-way (ROW) or right of use and easement (RUE), as well as to approve requests to designate an operator to act on the lessee’s behalf. Information is necessary to approve assignment, relinquishment, or cancellation requests. Information is used to document that a lease, ROW, or RUE has been surrendered by the record title holder and to ensure that all legal obligations are met and facilities are properly decommissioned. • Determine if an application for a ROW or RUE serves the purpose specified in the grant. • Review and approve SAPs, COPs, and GAPs prior to allowing activities to commence on a lease to ensure that the activities will protect human, marine, and coastal environments of the OCS; to review plans for taking safety equipment out of service to ensure alternate measures are used that will properly provide for the safety of the facilities. The MMS inspectors monitor the records concerning facility inspections and tests to ensure safety of operations and protection of the environment and to schedule their workload to permit witnessing and inspecting operations. The information provides lessees greater flexibility to comply with regulatory requirements through approval of alternative equipment or procedures and departures to regulations if they demonstrate equal or better compliance with the appropriate performance standards. • Ensure that, if granted, proposed routes of an ROW or RUE do not conflict with any State requirements or unduly interfere with other OCS activities. • Determine if all facilities, project easements, cables, pipelines, and VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:14 Jan 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 obstructions, when they are no longer needed, are properly removed or decommissioned, and that the seafloor is cleared of all obstructions created by operations on the lease, project easement, RUE or ROW. • Improve safety and environmental protection on the OCS through collection and analysis of accident reports to ascertain the cause of the accidents and to determine ways to prevent recurrences. In addition to the above, forms will be submitted to MMS. The MMS needs the information on the forms for proper and efficient administration of OCS renewable energy leases and grants and to document the financial responsibility of lessees and grantees. Forms MMS– 0002, MMS–0003, MMS–0004, and MMS–0006 are needed by renewable energy entities on the OCS to designate an operator and to assign or relinquish a lease or grant. Form MMS–0005 is needed to procure and submit a bond for the purpose of meeting financial assurance requirements as set forth in the regulations. The MMS will maintain the forms that are submitted as official lease and grant records pertaining to operating responsibilities, ownership, and financial responsibility. Respondents submit the following forms to MMS under 30 CFR part 285, subpart D. The forms and their purposes are: OCS Renewable Energy Assignment of Grant, Form MMS–0002 The MMS uses this form as the official record as to the assignment of record title interest in a renewable energy grant (Right-of-Way or Right-ofUse and Easement). The MMS uses the information to identify the assigned grant interest and any new grant resulting from the assignment. The information on Form MMS–0002 will be filed and maintained in the applicable MMS regional office. OCS Renewable Energy Assignment of Interest in Lease, Form MMS–0003 The MMS uses this form as the official record as to the assignment of record title interest in a renewable energy lease. The MMS uses the information to identify the assigned lease interest and any new lease resulting from the assignment. The information on Form MMS–0003 will be filed and maintained in the applicable MMS regional office. OCS Renewable Energy Lease or Grant Relinquishment Application, Form MMS–0004 The MMS uses this form as the official record as to the relinquishment PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1635 of a renewable energy lease or grant. Although relinquishment may be required by MMS under 30 CFR 285.658(c), in most cases relinquishments will be filed voluntarily. Form MMS–0004 is required for any relinquishment and will be filed and maintained in the applicable MMS regional office. OCS Renewable Energy Lessee’s, Grantee’s, and Operator’s Bond, Form MMS–0005 The MMS uses this form as the official instrument for filing and maintaining a surety bond for financial assurance relating to a lease or grant in compliance with the requirements of 30 CFR 285, subpart E. Form MMS–0005 is required for all bonds and other forms of financial assurance and will be filed and maintained in the applicable MMS regional office. OCS Renewable Energy Lease or Grant Designation of Operator, Form MMS– 0006 The MMS uses the information in this form as the official record as to designation of the individual, corporation, or association having control or management of activities on a renewable energy lease or grant. Form MMS–0006 is required to designate an operator or to notify MMS of a change in the designated operator. Frequency: Varies depending upon the requirement, but is generally on occasion or annual. Description of Respondents: Primary respondents comprise Federal OCS companies that submit unsolicited proposals or responses to Federal Register notices; or are lessees, designated operators, and ROW or RUE grant holders. Other potential respondents are companies or state and local governments that submit information or comments relative to alternative energy-related uses of the OCS; certified verification agents (CVAs); and surety or third-party guarantors. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The estimated annual hour burden for this information collection is a total of 31,124 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. E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 1636 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 12, 2010 / Notices Non-hour cost burdens Section(s) in 30 CFR 285 Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Hour burden Average number of annual responses Annual burden hours Subpart A—General Provisions 102; 105; 110 ............................. These sections contain general references to submitting comments, requests, applications, plans, notices, reports, and/or supplemental information for MMS approval—burdens covered under specific requirements. 0 102(e) ......................................... State and local governments enter into task force or joint planning or coordination agreement with MMS. 1 6 agreements ........................... 6 103; 904 ..................................... Request general departures not specifically covered elsewhere in part 285. 2 6 requests ................................ 12 105(c) ......................................... Make oral requests or notifications and submit written follow up within 3 business days not specifically covered elsewhere in part 285. 1 8 requests ................................ 8 106; 107; 213(e); 230(f); 302(a); 408(b)(7); 409(c); 1005(c); 1007(c); 1013(b)(7). Submit evidence of qualifications to hold a lease or grant, required information and supporting information. 2 20 evidence submissions ......... 40 106(b)(1) .................................... Request exception from exclusion or disqualification from participating in transactions covered by Federal non-procurement debarment and suspension system. 1 1 exception ............................... 1 106(b)(2), (3); 225; 527(c); 705(c)(2); 1016. Request reconsideration and/or hearing .. 108; 530(b) ................................ Notify MMS within 3 business days after learning of any action filed alleging respondent is insolvent or bankrupt. 109 ............................................. Notify MMS in writing of merger, name change, or change of business form no later than 120 days after earliest of either the effective date or filing date. 111 ............................................. Within 30 days of receiving bill, submit processing fee payments for MMS document or study preparation to process applications and requests. Requirement not considered IC under 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(9). 1 1 notice .................................... Requirement not considered IC under 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(1). .5 4 fee submissions .................... 0 1 0 2 4 MMS payments x $4,000 = $16,000 Submit comments on proposed processing fee or request approval to perform or directly pay contractor for all or part of any document, study, or other activity, to reduce MMS processing costs. 2 4 processing fee comments or reduction requests. 8 111(b)(3) .................................... Perform, conduct, develop, etc., all or part of any document, study, or other activity; and provide results to MMS to reduce MMS processing fee. 19,000 1 submission ............................ 19,000 111(b)(3) .................................... WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 111(b)(2), (3) .............................. Pay contractor for all or part of any document, study, or other activity, and provide results to MMS to reduce MMS processing costs. 3 contractor payments x $950,000 = $2,850,000 111(b)(7); 118(a); 436(c) ........... Appeal MMS estimated processing costs, decisions, or orders pursuant to 30 CFR 290. 113(b) ......................................... Respond to the Freedom of Information Act release schedule. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:14 Jan 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Exempt under 5 CFR 1320.4(a)(2), (c) 4 1 agreement ............................. E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 0 4 1637 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 12, 2010 / Notices Non-hour cost burdens Section(s) in 30 CFR 285 Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Hour burden 115(c) ......................................... Request approval to use later edition of a document incorporated by reference or alternative compliance. 1 1 request .................................. 1 116 ............................................. The Director may occasionally request information to administer and carry out the offshore alternative energy program via Federal Register Notices. 4 25 ............................................. 100 118(c); 225(b) ............................ Within 15 days of bid rejection, request reconsideration of bid decision or rejection. Annual burden hours Average number of annual responses Requirement not considered IC under 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(9). 78 responses ........................... Subtotal 0 19,183 hours $2,866,000 non-hour costs Subpart B—Issuance of OCS Alternative Energy Leases These sections contain references to information submissions, approvals, requests, applications, plans, payments, etc., the burdens for which are covered elsewhere in part 285 210; 211(a), (b); 213 thru 216 ... Submit comments in response to Federal Register notices on Request for Interest in OCS Leasing, Call for Information and Nominations (Call), Area Identification, and the Proposed Sale Notice. 4 16 comments ........................... 64 211(d); 216; 220 thru 223; 231(c)(2). Submit bid, payments, and required information in response to Federal Register Final Sale Notice. 5 12 bids ..................................... 60 224 ............................................. Within 10 business days, execute 3 copies of lease form and return to MMS with required payments, including evidence that agent is authorized to act for bidder; if applicable, submit information to support delay in execution. 1 5 lease executions ................... 5 230; 231(a) ................................ Submit unsolicited request and acquisition fee for a commercial or limited lease. 5 5 unsolicited requests .............. 25 231(b) ......................................... Submit comments in response to Federal Register notice re interest of unsolicited request for a lease. 4 4 unsolicited requests .............. 16 231(g) ......................................... Within 10 business days of receiving lease documents, execute lease; file financial assurance and supporting documentation. 2 4 leases .................................... 8 231(g) ......................................... Within 45 days of receiving lease copies, submit rent and rent information. 235(b); 236(b) ............................ WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 200; 224; 231; 235; 236; 238 .... Request additional time to extend preliminary or site assessment term of commercial or limited lease, including revised schedule for SAP, COP, or GAP submission. 1 2 requests ................................ 2 237(b) ......................................... Request lease be dated and effective 1st day of month in which signed. 1 1 request .................................. 1 49 responses ........................... 181 hours Burdens covered by information collections approved for 30 CFR Subchapter A. Subtotal 0 0 Subpart C—ROW Grants and RUE Grants for Alternative Energy Activities 306; 309; 315; 316 .................... VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:14 Jan 11, 2010 These sections contain references to information submissions, approvals, requests, applications, plans, payments, etc., the burdens for which are covered elsewhere in part 285. Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 0 1638 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 12, 2010 / Notices Non-hour cost burdens Section(s) in 30 CFR 285 Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Hour burden 302(a); 305; 306 ........................ Submit 1 paper copy and 1 electronic version of a request for a new or modified ROW or RUE and required information, including qualifications to hold a grant. 5 1 ROW/RUE request ............... 5 307; 308(a)(1) ............................ Submit comments on competitive interest in response to Federal Register notice of proposed ROW or RUE grant area or comments on notice of grant auction. 4 2 comments ............................. 8 308(a)(2), (b); 315; 316 ............. Submit bid and payments in response to Federal Register notice of auction for a ROW or RUE grant. 5 1 bid ......................................... 5 309 ............................................. Submit decision to accept or reject terms and conditions of noncompetitive ROW or RUE grant. 2 1 grant decision ....................... 2 5 responses ............................. 20 hours 400; 401; 402; 405; 409; 416, 433. These sections contain references to information submissions, approvals, requests, applications, plans, payments, etc., the burdens for which are covered elsewhere in part 285. 0 401(b) ......................................... Take measures directed by MMS in cessation order and submit reports in order to resume activities. 405(d) ......................................... Submit written notice of change of address. 405(e); Form MMS–0006 .......... If designated operator (DO) changes, notify MMS and identify new DO for MMS approval. 1 1 new DO notice ...................... 1 408 thru 411; Forms MMS–0002 and MMS–0003. Within 90 days after last party executes a transfer agreement, submit 1 paper copy and 1 electronic version of a lease or grant assignment application, including originals of each instrument creating or transferring ownership of record title, eligibility and other qualifications; and evidence that agent is authorized to execute assignment. 1 (30 minutes per form × 2 forms = 1 hour) 2 assignment requests/instruments submissions. 2 415(a)(1); 416; 420(a), (b); 428(b). Submit request for suspension and required information no later than 90 days prior to lease or grant expiration. 10 2 suspension requests ............. 20 417(b) ......................................... Conduct, and if required pay for, site-specific study to evaluate cause of harm or damage; and submit 1 paper copy and 1 electronic version of study and results. 100 1 study/submission .................. 100 Average number of annual responses Subtotal Annual burden hours Subpart D—Lease and Grant Administration 100 1 cessation measures report ... Requirement not considered IC under 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(1). 100 0 1 study × $950,000 = $950,000 WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 425 thru 428; 652(a) .................. Request lease or grant renewal no later than 180 days before termination date of your limited lease or grant, or no later than 2 years before termination date of operations term of commercial lease. 6 2 renewal requests .................. 12 435; 658(c)(2); Form MMS– 0004. Submit 1 paper copy and 1 electronic version of application to relinquish lease or grant. 1 2 relinquishments ..................... 2 VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:14 Jan 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 12, 2010 / Notices 1639 Non-hour cost burdens Section(s) in 30 CFR 285 Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Hour burden 436; 437 ..................................... Provide information for reconsideration of MMS decision to contract or cancel lease or grant area. Average number of annual responses Requirement not considered IC under 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(9). 11 responses ........................... Subtotal Annual burden hours 0 237 hours $950,000 Subpart E—Payments and Financial Assurance Requirements 0 500 thru 509; 1011 .................... Submit payor information, payments and payment information, and maintain auditable records according to subchapter A regulations or guidance. 0 506(c)(4) .................................... Submit documentation of the gross annual generation of electricity produced by the generating facility on the lease—use same form as authorized by the EIA. (Burden covered under DOE/EIA OMB Control Number 1905– 0129 to gather info and fill out form. MMS’s burden is for submitting a copy). 10 min 6 forms ..................................... 1 510 ............................................. Submit application and required information for waiver or reduction of rental or other payment. 1 1 waiver or rental reduction ..... 1 * 515; 516(a)(1), (b); 525(a) thru (f). Execute and provide $100,000 minimum lease-specific bond or other approved security; or increase bond level if required. 1 6 base-level lease bonds or other security. 6 * 516(a)(2), (3), (b), (c); 517; 525(a) thru (f). Execute and provide commercial lease supplemental bonds in amounts determined by MMS. 1 5 SAP and COP bonds ............ 5 516(a)(4); 521(c) ........................ Execute and provide decommissioning bond or other financial assurance; schedule for providing the appropriate amount. 1 3 decommissioning bonds ....... 3 517(c)(1) .................................... Submit comments on proposed adjustment to bond amounts. 1 3 adjustment comments ........... 3 517(c)(2) .................................... Request bond reduction and submit evidence to justify. 5 2 reduction requests ................ 10 * 520; 521; 525(a) thru (f); Form MMS–0005. Execute and provide $300,000 minimum limited lease or grant-specific bond or increase financial assurance if required. 1 1 base-level ROW/RUE bond .. 1 525(g) ......................................... WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES An * indicates the primary cites for providing bonds or other financial assurance, and the burdens include any previous or subsequent references throughout part 285 to furnish, replace, or provide additional bonds, securities, or financial assurance. This subpart contains references to other information submissions, approvals, requests, applications, plans, etc., the burdens for which are covered elsewhere in part 285. Surety notice to lessee or ROW/RUE grant holder and MMS within 5 business days after initiating insolvency or bankruptcy proceeding, or Treasury decertifies surety. 1 1 surety notice ......................... 1 * 526 ........................................... In lieu of surety bond, pledge other types of securities, including authority for MMS to sell and use proceeds. 2 1 other security pledge ............ 2 VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:14 Jan 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Burdens covered by information collections approved for 30 CFR Subchapter A. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 1640 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 12, 2010 / Notices Non-hour cost burdens Section(s) in 30 CFR 285 Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Hour burden 526(c) ......................................... Provide annual certified statements describing the nature and market value, including brokerage firm statements/reports. 1 1 statement .............................. 1 * 527; 531 ................................... Demonstrate financial worth/ability to carry out present and future financial obligations, annual updates, and related or subsequent actions/records/reports, etc. 10 1 ............................................... 10 528 ............................................. Provide third-party indemnity; financial information/statements; additional bond info; executed guarantor agreement and supporting information/documentation. 10 1 ............................................... 10 528(c)(6); 532(b) ........................ Guarantor/Surety requests MMS terminate period of liability and notifies lessee or ROW/RUE grant holder, etc. 1 1 request .................................. 1 * 529 ........................................... In lieu of surety bond, request authorization to establish decommissioning account, including written authorizations and approvals associated with account. 2 1 decommissioning account .... 2 530 ............................................. Notify MMS promptly of lapse in bond or other security/action filed alleging lessee, surety or guarantor et al. is insolvent or bankrupt. 1 1 notice .................................... 1 533(a)(2)(ii), (iii) ......................... Provide agreement from surety issuing new bond to assume all or portion of outstanding liabilities. 3 1 surety agreement .................. 3 536(b) ......................................... Within 10 business days following MMS notice, lessee, grant holder, or surety agrees to and demonstrates to MMS that lease will be brought into compliance. 16 1 agreement demonstration ..... 16 37 responses ........................... 77 hours Average number of annual responses Subtotal Annual burden hours Subpart F—Plans and Information Requirements Two ** indicate the primary cites for Site Assessment Plans (SAPs), Construction and Operations Plans (COPs), and General Activities Plans (GAPs); and the burdens include any previous or subsequent references throughout part 285 to submission and approval. This subpart contains references to other information submissions, approvals, requests, applications, plans, etc., the burdens for which are covered elsewhere in part 285. WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES ** 600(a); 601(a), (b); 605 thru 613. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:14 Jan 11, 2010 Within 6 months after issuance of a competitive lease or grant, or within 60 days after determination of no competitive interest, submit 1 paper copy and 1 electronic version of a SAP, including information to assist MMS to comply with NEPA such as hazard info, air quality, and all required information, certifications, etc. Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 240 6 SAPs ..................................... E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 0 1,440 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 12, 2010 / Notices 1641 Non-hour cost burdens ** 600(b); 601(c), (d)(1); 606(b); 618; 620 thru 629; 633. If requesting an operations term for commercial lease, at least 6 months before the end of site assessment term, submit 1 paper copy and 1 electronic version of a COP, or FERC license application, including information to assist MMS to comply with NEPA such as hazard info, air quality, and all required information, surveys and/or their results, reports, certifications, project easements, supporting data and information, etc. 1,000 3 COPs .................................... 3,000 ** 600(c); 601(a), (b); 640 thru 648. Within 6 months after issuance of a competitive lease or grant, or within 60 days after determination of no competitive interest, submit 1 paper copy and 1 electronic version of a GAP, including information to assist MMS to comply with NEPA such as hazard info, air quality, and all required information, surveys and reports, certifications, project easements, etc. 240 1 GAP ...................................... 240 ** 601(d)(2); 622; 628(f); 632; 634; 658(c)(3). Submit revised or modified COPs, including project easements, and all required additional information. 50 1 revised or modified COP ...... 50 602 1 ........................................... Until MMS releases financial assurance, respondents must maintain, and provide to MMS if requested, all data and information related to compliance with required terms and conditions of SAP, COP, or GAP. 2 9 records maintenance/submissions. 18 ** 613(d), (e) ............................... Submit revised or modified SAPs and required additional information. 50 1 revised or modified SAP ....... 50 612(b); 647(b) ............................ Noncompetitive leases must submit copy of SAP or GAP consistency certification and supporting documentation. 1 4 leases .................................... 4 615(a) ......................................... Notify MMS in writing within 30 days of completion of construction and installation activities under SAP. 1 5 completion construction notices. 5 615(b) ......................................... Submit annual report summarizing findings from site assessment activities. 30 8 annual reports ....................... 240 615(c) ......................................... Submit annual, or at other time periods as MMS determines, SAP compliance certification, effectiveness statement, recommendations, reports, supporting documentation, etc. 40 8 compliance certifications ....... 320 617(a) ......................................... WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Section(s) in 30 CFR 285 Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Notify MMS in writing before conducting any activities not approved, or provided for, in SAP; provide additional information if requested. 10 1 notice before activity ............. 10 627(c) ......................................... Include oil spill response plan as required by part 254. 631 ............................................. Request deviation from approved COP schedule. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:14 Jan 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Hour burden Average number of annual responses Burden covered 30 CFR part 254, 1010–0091. Sfmt 4703 2 1 deviation request .................. E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 Annual burden hours 0 2 1642 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 12, 2010 / Notices Non-hour cost burdens 633(b) ......................................... Submit annual, or at other time periods as MMS determines, COP compliance certification, effectiveness statement, recommendations, reports, supporting documentation, etc. 80 9 compliance certifications ....... 720 634(a) ......................................... Notify MMS in writing before conducting any activities not approved or provided for in COP, and provide additional information if requested. 10 1 notice before activity ............. 10 635 ............................................. Notify MMS any time commercial operations cease without an approved suspension. 1 1 termination notice ................. 1 636(a) ......................................... Notify MMS in writing no later than 30 days after commencing activities associated with placement of facilities on lease area. 1 3 commence notices ................ 3 636(b) ......................................... Notify MMS in writing no later than 30 days after completion of construction and installation activities. 1 3 completion notices ................ 3 636(c) ......................................... Notify MMS in writing at least 7 days before commencing commercial operations. 1 3 initial ops notices .................. 3 ** 642(b); 648(e); 655; 658(c)(3) Submit revised or modified GAPs and required additional information. 50 1 revised or modified GAP ...... 50 651 ............................................. Before beginning construction of OCS facility described in GAP, complete survey activities identified in GAP and submit initial findings. This only includes the time involved in submitting the findings; it does not include the survey time as these surveys would be conducted as good business practice. 30 5 surveys/reports ..................... 150 653(a) ......................................... Notify MMS in writing within 30 days of completing installation activities under the GAP. 1 5 completion notices ................ 5 653(b) ......................................... Submit annual report summarizing findings from activities conducted under approved GAP. 30 8 annual reports ....................... 240 653(c) ......................................... Submit annual, or at other time periods as MMS determines, GAP compliance certification, recommendations, reports, etc. 40 8 compliance certifications ....... 320 655(a) ......................................... Notify MMS in writing before conducting any activities not approved or provided for in GAP, and provide additional information if requested. 10 1 notice before activity ............. 10 656 ............................................. WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Section(s) in 30 CFR 285 Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Notify MMS if at any time approved GAP activities cease without an approved suspension. 1 1 termination notice ................. 1 658(c)(1) .................................... If after construction, cable or pipeline deviate from approved COP or GAP, notify affected lease operators and ROW/ RUE grant holders of deviation and provide MMS evidence of such notices. 3 1 deviation notice/MMS evidence. 3 VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:14 Jan 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Hour burden Sfmt 4703 Average number of annual responses E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 Annual burden hours Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 12, 2010 / Notices 1643 Non-hour cost burdens Section(s) in 30 CFR 285 Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Hour burden 659 ............................................. Determine appropriate air quality modeling protocol, conduct air quality modeling, and submit 3 copies of air quality modeling report and 3 sets of digital files as supporting information to plans. Average number of annual responses 70 Annual burden hours 700 108 responses ......................... Subtotal 10 air quality modeling reports/ information. 7,598 Subpart G—Facility Design, Fabrication, and Installation Three *** indicate the primary cites for the reports discussed in this subpart, and the burdens include any previous or subsequent references throughout part 285 to submitting and obtaining approval. This subpart contains references to other information submissions, approvals, requests, applications, plans, etc., the burdens for which are covered elsewhere in part 285. 0 *** 700(a)(1), (b), (c); 701 .......... Submit Facility Design Report, including 1 paper copy and 1 electronic copy of the cover letter, certification statement, and all required information (1–3 paper or electronic copies as specified). 200 3 Facility Design Reports ......... 600 ***700(a)(2); ............................... (b), (c); 702 ................................ Submit 1 paper copy and 1 electronic copy of a Fabrication and Installation Report, certification statement and all required information. 160 3 Fabrication & Installation Reports. 480 705(a)(3); 707; 712 .................... Certified Verification Agent (CVA) conducts independent assessment of the facility design and submits reports to lessee or grant holder and MMS—interim reports if required, and 1 electronic copy and 1 paper copy of the final report. 100 3 CVA design interim reports .. 300 100 3 CVA final reports .................. 300 100 3 CVA interim reports .............. 300 100 3 CVA final reports .................. 300 20 1 interim report ......................... 20 15 1 final report ............................. 15 705(a)(3); 708; 709; 710; 712 ... 703 ***; 705(a)(3); 711; 712 ....... CVA conducts independent assessments on the fabrication and installation activities, informs lessee or grant holder if procedures are changed or design specifications are modified; and submits reports to lessee or grant holder and MMS—interim reports if required, and 1 electronic copy and 1 paper copy of the final report. CVA/project engineer monitors major project modifications and repairs and submits reports to lessee or grant holder and MMS—interim reports if required, and 1 electronic copy and 1 paper copy of the final report. WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 705(c) ......................................... Request waiver of CVA requirement in writing; lessee must demonstrate standard design and best practices. 40 1 waiver .................................... 40 706 ............................................. Submit for approval with SAP, COP, or GAP, initial nominations for a CVA or new replacement CVA nomination, and required information. 16 13 new CVA nominations ........ 208 708(b)(2) .................................... Lessee or grant holder notify MMS if modifications identified by CVA/project engineer are accepted. 1 1 notice .................................... 1 VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:14 Jan 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 1644 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 12, 2010 / Notices Non-hour cost burdens Section(s) in 30 CFR 285 Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Hour burden 709(a)(14); 710(a)(2), (e) 1 ........ Make fabrication quality control, installation towing, and other records available to CVA/project engineer for review (retention required by § 285.714). 1 3 records retention ................... 3 713 ............................................. Notify MMS within 10 business days after commencing commercial operations. 1 2 commence notices ................ 2 714; 1 .......................................... Until MMS releases financial assurance, compile, retain, and make available to MMS and/or CVA the as-built drawings, design assumptions/analyses, summary of fabrication and installation examination records, inspection results, and records of repairs not covered in inspection report. Record original and relevant material test results of all primary structural materials; retain records during all stages of construction. 100 3 lessees .................................. 300 43 responses ........................... 2,869 Average number of annual responses Subtotal Annual burden hours Subpart H—Environmental and Safety Management, Inspections, and Facility Assessments for Activities Conducted Under SAPs, COPs, and GAPs Notify MMS if endangered or threatened species, or their designated critical habitat, may be in the vicinity of the lease or grant or may be affected by lease or grant activities. 1 2 notices ................................... 2 801(e), (f) ................................... Submit information to ensure proposed activities will be conducted in compliance with the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA); including, agreements and mitigating measures designed to avoid or minimize adverse effects and incidental take of endangered species or critical habitat. 6 2 ESA/MMPA submissions ...... 12 802; 902(e) ................................ Notify MMS of archaeological resource within 72 hours of discovery. 3 1 archaeological notice ............ 3 802(b); 802(c) ............................ If requested, conduct further archaeological investigations and submit report. 10 1 archaeological report ............ 10 802(d) ......................................... If applicable, submit payment for MMS costs in carrying out National Historic Preservation Act responsibilities. .5 1 payment ................................ .5 803(b) ......................................... If required, conduct additional surveys to define boundaries and avoidance distances and submit report. 15 2 survey/report ......................... 30 810 ***; 632(b) ............................ Submit safety management system description with the SAP, COP, or GAP. 35 10 safety management systems. 350 813(b)(1) .................................... WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 801(c), (d) .................................. Report within 24 hours when any required equipment taken out of service for more than 12 hours; provide written confirmation if reported orally. .5 3 equipment reports ................. 1.5 1 1 written confirmation ............... 1 .5 3 return to service notices ....... 1.5 813(b)(3) .................................... VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:14 Jan 11, 2010 Notify MMS when equipment returned to service; provide written confirmation if oral notice. Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 12, 2010 / Notices 1645 Non-hour cost burdens Section(s) in 30 CFR 285 Reporting and recordkeeping requirement 815(c) ......................................... When required, analyze cable, P/L, or facility damage or failures to determine cause and as soon as available submit comprehensive written report. 1.5 1 analysis report ...................... 1.5 816 ............................................. Submit plan of corrective action report on observed detrimental effects on cable, P/L, or facility within 30 days of discovery; take remedial action and submit report of remedial action within 30 days after completion. 2 1 corrective action plan and report. 2 822(a)(2)(iii), (b) ......................... Until MMS releases financial assurance, maintain records of design, construction, operation, maintenance, repairs, and investigation on or related to lease or ROW/RUE area; make available to MMS for inspection. 1 4 records retention ................... 4 823 ............................................. Request reimbursement within 90 days for food, quarters, and transportation provided to MMS reps during inspection. 2 1 reimbursement request ......... 2 824(a) 1 ................................. Develop annual self inspection plan covering all facilities; retain with records, and make available to MMS upon request. 24 4 self assessment plans .......... 96 824(b) ......................................... Conduct annual self inspection and submit report by November 1. 36 4 annual reports ....................... 144 825 ............................................. Based on API RP 2A–WSD, perform assessment of structures, initiate mitigation actions for structures that do not pass assessment process, retain information, and make available to MMS upon request. 60 4 assessments and mitigation actions. 240 830(a), (c); 831 thru 833 ........... Immediately report incidents to MMS via oral communications, submit written follow-up report within 15 business days after the incident, and submit any required additional information. Oral .5 6 incidents ................................ 3 Written 4 1 incident .................................. 4 830(d) ......................................... Hour burden Report oil spills as required by part 254 .. Average number of annual responses Burden covered by 1010–0091, 30 CFR part 254 Subtotal 52 responses ........................... Annual burden hours 0 908 Subpart I—Decommissioning WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Four **** indicate the primary cites for the reports discussed in this subpart, and the burdens include any previous or subsequent references throughout part 285 to submitting and obtaining approval. This subpart contains references to other information submissions, approvals, requests, applications, plans, etc., the burdens for which are covered elsewhere in part 285 VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:14 Jan 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 1646 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 12, 2010 / Notices Non-hour cost burdens Section(s) in 30 CFR 285 Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Hour burden **** 902(b), (c), (d), (f); 905, 906; 907; 908(c); 909. Submit for approval 1 paper copy and 1 electronic copy of the SAP, COP, or GAP decommissioning application and site clearance plan at least 2 years before decommissioning activities begin, 90 days after completion of activities, or 90 days after cancellation, relinquishment, or other termination of lease or grant. Include documentation of coordination efforts w/States, local or tribal governments, requests that certain facilities remain in place for other activities, be converted to an artificial reef, or be toppled in place. Submit additional information requested or modify and resubmit application. 20 1 decommissioning application 20 902(d); 908; ............................... Notify MMS at least 60 days before commencing decommissioning activities. 1 1 decommissioning notice ....... 1 910 ............................................. Within 60 days after removing a facility, verify to MMS that site is cleared. 1 1 removal verification ............... 1 912 ............................................. Within 60 days after removing a facility, cable, or pipeline, submit a written report. 8 1 removal report ....................... 8 Average number of annual responses Annual burden hours MMS does not anticipate decommissioning activities for at least 5 years so the requirements have been given a minimal burden Subtotal 4 responses ............................. 30 Subpart J—RUEs for Energy and Marine-Related Activities Using Existing OCS Facilities Contact owner of existing facility and/or lessee of the area to reach preliminary agreement to use facility and obtain concurring signatures; submit request to MMS for an alternative use RUE, including all required information/modifications. 1 1 request for RUE to use existing facility. 1 1007(a), (b), (c) .......................... Submit indication of competitive interest in response to Federal Register notice. 4 1 response ............................... 4 1007(c) ....................................... Submit description of proposed activities and required information in response to Federal Register notice of competitive offering. 5 1 submission ............................ 5 1007(f) ........................................ Lessee or owner of facility submits decision to accept or reject proposals deemed acceptable by MMS. 1 1 decision ................................. 1 1010(c) ....................................... Request renewal of Alternate Use RUE ... 6 1 renewal request .................... 6 1012; 1016(b) ............................ WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 1004, 1005, 1006 ....................... Provide financial assurance as MMS determines in approving RUE for an existing facility, including additional security if required. 1 1 bond or other security ........... 1 1013 ........................................... Submit request for assignment of an alternative use RUE for an existing facility, including all required information. 1 1 RUE assignment request ...... 1 1015 ........................................... Request relinquishment of RUE for an existing facility. 1 1 RUE relinquish ...................... 1 VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:14 Jan 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 1647 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 12, 2010 / Notices Non-hour cost burdens Section(s) in 30 CFR 285 Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Hour burden Average number of annual responses Subtotal Annual burden hours 8 responses ............................. 20 No change to burden covered by 1010–0142, 30 CFR 250, subpart Q 0 30 CFR Parts 250 & 290 Proposed Revisions 250.1730 .................................... Request departure from requirement to remove a platform or other facility. 250.1731(c) ................................ Request deferral of facility removal subject to RUE issued under this subpart. 250.290.2 ................................... Request reconsideration of an MMS decision concerning a lease bid. 1 1 deferral request ..................... 1 Requirement not considered IC under 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(9) Subtotal 0 1 response ............................... 396 Responses ........................ WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Total Burden Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have identified three non-hour cost burdens to industry. We estimate the total of those at $3,816,000 for the following: Section 285.111–$16,000: This section requires respondents to pay a processing fee for MMS document or study preparation when necessary for MMS processing of applications and requests. The processing fee is $4,000 and we anticipate approximately 4 fees. Section 285.111(b)(3)–$2,850,000: This section allows respondents to pay a contractor instead of MMS for all or part of any document, study, or other activity, and provide the results to MMS to reduce MMS processing costs. We estimate the non-hour cost burden of this payment could range from $100,000 to $2,000,000; therefore, we are estimating the cost at $950,000. We anticipate no more than 3 payments. Section 285.417(b)–$950,000: This section requires respondents to pay for a site-specific study to evaluate the cause of harm or damage to natural resources, and submit a report to MMS. We estimate the non-hour cost burden of this study could range from $100,000 to $2,000,000, depending on the nature of the study; therefore, we are estimating the cost at $950,000. We anticipate no more than one study. 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.) VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:14 Jan 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 Frm 00065 31,124 $3,816,000 Non-Hour Cost Burdens 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 September 23, 2009, we published a Federal Register notice (74 FR 48588) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day comment period. In addition, § 285.114 provides the OMB control number for the information collection requirements imposed by the 30 CFR 285 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 PO 00000 1 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 consideration, OMB should receive public comments by February 11, 2010. 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: November 25, 2009. E.P. Danenberger, Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. 2010–356 Filed 1–11–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [L10300000 EG0000 LLWO270000] Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004– 0001 AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service

[Docket No. MMS-2009-OMM-0012]


MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0176, Renewable Energy 
and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental 
Shelf, Extension of a Collection; Submitted for Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of a revision of an information collection (1010-0176).

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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 285, ``Renewable Energy 
and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental 
Shelf,'' and related forms. This notice also provides the public a 
second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these 
regulatory requirements.

DATES: Submit written comments by February 11, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments by either fax (202) 395-5806 or e-mail 
(OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov) directly to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of 
the Interior (1010-0176). Please also submit a copy of your comments to 
MMS by any of the means below.
     Electronically: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. In the 
entry titled ``Enter Keyword or ID,'' enter docket ID MMS-2009-OMM-
0012, 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 1010-0176 in your subject line and include your 
name and return 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 regulations and forms that require 
the subject collection of information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: 30 CFR 285, Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing 
Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf.
    Forms: MMS-0002, MMS-0003, MMS-0004, MMS-0005, and MMS-0006.
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0176.
    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 issue leases, easements, or rights-of-way 
on the OCS for activities that produce or support production, 
transportation, or transmission of energy from sources other than oil 
and gas (renewable energy). Specifically, subsection 8(p) of the OCS 
Lands Act, as amended by section 388 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 
(Pub. L. 109-58), directs the Secretary of the Interior to issue any 
necessary regulations to carry out the OCS renewable energy program. 
The Secretary delegated the authority to issue such regulations and 
implement an OCS renewable energy program to the Minerals Management 
Service (MMS). The MMS has issued regulations for OCS renewable energy 
activities at 30 CFR part 285.
    Subsequent to the approval of the information collection 
requirements in the final 30 CFR part 285 regulations, MMS developed 
five new forms that respondents must use to submit certain information 
collection requirements in Subpart D, Lease and Grant Administration, 
and Subpart E, Payments and Financial Assurance Requirements. These 
forms entail no additional burden as they only clarify and facilitate 
the submission of the currently approved information collection 
requirements to which the forms pertain. This resubmitted ICR is 
revised to: Correct citation numbering, fine tune words to better match 
requirements in the final rule, and reflect the inclusion of the new 
Forms MMS-0002, MMS-0003, MMS-0004, MMS-0005, and MMS-0006. No burden 
hours have been changed from the OMB currently approved collection.
    Regulations implementing these responsibilities are under 30 CFR 
part 285. Responses are mandatory or required to obtain or retain a 
benefit. No questions of a sensitive nature are asked. The MMS protects 
information considered proprietary according to the Freedom of 
Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing regulations (43 CFR 
part 2), and under regulations at 30 CFR 285.113, addressing disclosure 
of data and information to be made available to the public and others.
    Respondents will operate commercial and noncommercial technology 
projects

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that include installation, construction, operation and maintenance, and 
decommissioning of offshore facilities, as well as possible onshore 
support facilities. The MMS must ensure that these activities and 
operations on the OCS are carried out in a safe and pollution-free 
manner, do not interfere with the rights of other users on the OCS, and 
balance the protection and development of OCS resources. To do this, 
MMS needs information concerning the proposed activities, facilities, 
safety equipment, inspections and tests, and natural and manmade 
hazards near the site, as well as assurance of fiscal responsibility. 
Specifically, MMS will use the information collected under part 285 to:
     Determine if applicants and assignees are qualified to 
hold leases on the OCS. Information is used to track ownership of 
leases as to record title, operating rights, and right-of-way (ROW) or 
right of use and easement (RUE), as well as to approve requests to 
designate an operator to act on the lessee's behalf. Information is 
necessary to approve assignment, relinquishment, or cancellation 
requests. Information is used to document that a lease, ROW, or RUE has 
been surrendered by the record title holder and to ensure that all 
legal obligations are met and facilities are properly decommissioned.
     Determine if an application for a ROW or RUE serves the 
purpose specified in the grant.
     Review and approve SAPs, COPs, and GAPs prior to allowing 
activities to commence on a lease to ensure that the activities will 
protect human, marine, and coastal environments of the OCS; to review 
plans for taking safety equipment out of service to ensure alternate 
measures are used that will properly provide for the safety of the 
facilities. The MMS inspectors monitor the records concerning facility 
inspections and tests to ensure safety of operations and protection of 
the environment and to schedule their workload to permit witnessing and 
inspecting operations. The information provides lessees greater 
flexibility to comply with regulatory requirements through approval of 
alternative equipment or procedures and departures to regulations if 
they demonstrate equal or better compliance with the appropriate 
performance standards.
     Ensure that, if granted, proposed routes of an ROW or RUE 
do not conflict with any State requirements or unduly interfere with 
other OCS activities.
     Determine if all facilities, project easements, cables, 
pipelines, and obstructions, when they are no longer needed, are 
properly removed or decommissioned, and that the seafloor is cleared of 
all obstructions created by operations on the lease, project easement, 
RUE or ROW.
     Improve safety and environmental protection on the OCS 
through collection and analysis of accident reports to ascertain the 
cause of the accidents and to determine ways to prevent recurrences.
    In addition to the above, forms will be submitted to MMS. The MMS 
needs the information on the forms for proper and efficient 
administration of OCS renewable energy leases and grants and to 
document the financial responsibility of lessees and grantees. Forms 
MMS-0002, MMS-0003, MMS-0004, and MMS-0006 are needed by renewable 
energy entities on the OCS to designate an operator and to assign or 
relinquish a lease or grant. Form MMS-0005 is needed to procure and 
submit a bond for the purpose of meeting financial assurance 
requirements as set forth in the regulations. The MMS will maintain the 
forms that are submitted as official lease and grant records pertaining 
to operating responsibilities, ownership, and financial responsibility.
    Respondents submit the following forms to MMS under 30 CFR part 
285, subpart D. The forms and their purposes are:

OCS Renewable Energy Assignment of Grant, Form MMS-0002

    The MMS uses this form as the official record as to the assignment 
of record title interest in a renewable energy grant (Right-of-Way or 
Right-of-Use and Easement). The MMS uses the information to identify 
the assigned grant interest and any new grant resulting from the 
assignment. The information on Form MMS-0002 will be filed and 
maintained in the applicable MMS regional office.

OCS Renewable Energy Assignment of Interest in Lease, Form MMS-0003

    The MMS uses this form as the official record as to the assignment 
of record title interest in a renewable energy lease. The MMS uses the 
information to identify the assigned lease interest and any new lease 
resulting from the assignment. The information on Form MMS-0003 will be 
filed and maintained in the applicable MMS regional office.

OCS Renewable Energy Lease or Grant Relinquishment Application, Form 
MMS-0004

    The MMS uses this form as the official record as to the 
relinquishment of a renewable energy lease or grant. Although 
relinquishment may be required by MMS under 30 CFR 285.658(c), in most 
cases relinquishments will be filed voluntarily. Form MMS-0004 is 
required for any relinquishment and will be filed and maintained in the 
applicable MMS regional office.

OCS Renewable Energy Lessee's, Grantee's, and Operator's Bond, Form 
MMS-0005

    The MMS uses this form as the official instrument for filing and 
maintaining a surety bond for financial assurance relating to a lease 
or grant in compliance with the requirements of 30 CFR 285, subpart E. 
Form MMS-0005 is required for all bonds and other forms of financial 
assurance and will be filed and maintained in the applicable MMS 
regional office.

OCS Renewable Energy Lease or Grant Designation of Operator, Form MMS-
0006

    The MMS uses the information in this form as the official record as 
to designation of the individual, corporation, or association having 
control or management of activities on a renewable energy lease or 
grant. Form MMS-0006 is required to designate an operator or to notify 
MMS of a change in the designated operator.
    Frequency: Varies depending upon the requirement, but is generally 
on occasion or annual.
    Description of Respondents: Primary respondents comprise Federal 
OCS companies that submit unsolicited proposals or responses to Federal 
Register notices; or are lessees, designated operators, and ROW or RUE 
grant holders. Other potential respondents are companies or state and 
local governments that submit information or comments relative to 
alternative energy-related uses of the OCS; certified verification 
agents (CVAs); and surety or third-party guarantors.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The estimated 
annual hour burden for this information collection is a total of 31,124 
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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                                         Reporting and                      ------------------------------------
     Section(s) in 30 CFR 285            recordkeeping        Hour  burden    Average number of   Annual  burden
                                          requirement                         annual  responses        hours
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                                          Subpart A--General Provisions
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102; 105; 110....................     These sections contain general references to submitting                  0
                                     comments, requests, applications, plans, notices, reports,
                                      and/or supplemental information for MMS approval--burdens
                                                covered under specific requirements.
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102(e)...........................  State and local                        1  6 agreements.......               6
                                    governments enter into
                                    task force or joint
                                    planning or
                                    coordination agreement
                                    with MMS.
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103; 904.........................  Request general                        2  6 requests.........              12
                                    departures not
                                    specifically covered
                                    elsewhere in part 285.
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105(c)...........................  Make oral requests or                  1  8 requests.........               8
                                    notifications and
                                    submit written follow
                                    up within 3 business
                                    days not specifically
                                    covered elsewhere in
                                    part 285.
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106; 107; 213(e); 230(f); 302(a);  Submit evidence of                     2  20 evidence                      40
 408(b)(7); 409(c); 1005(c);        qualifications to hold                    submissions.
 1007(c); 1013(b)(7).               a lease or grant,
                                    required information
                                    and supporting
                                    information.
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106(b)(1)........................  Request exception from                 1  1 exception........               1
                                    exclusion or
                                    disqualification from
                                    participating in
                                    transactions covered by
                                    Federal non-procurement
                                    debarment and
                                    suspension system.
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106(b)(2), (3); 225; 527(c);       Request reconsideration   Requirement not considered IC under               0
 705(c)(2); 1016.                   and/or hearing.                  5 CFR 1320.3(h)(9).
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108; 530(b)......................  Notify MMS within 3                    1  1 notice...........               1
                                    business days after
                                    learning of any action
                                    filed alleging
                                    respondent is insolvent
                                    or bankrupt.
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109..............................  Notify MMS in writing of  Requirement not considered IC under               0
                                    merger, name change, or          5 CFR 1320.3(h)(1).
                                    change of business form
                                    no later than 120 days
                                    after earliest of
                                    either the effective
                                    date or filing date.
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111..............................  Within 30 days of                     .5  4 fee submissions..               2
                                    receiving bill, submit
                                    processing fee payments
                                    for MMS document or
                                    study preparation to
                                    process applications
                                    and requests.
                                                            ----------------------------------------------------
                                                                      4 MMS payments x $4,000 = $16,000
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111(b)(2), (3)...................  Submit comments on                     2  4 processing fee                  8
                                    proposed processing fee                   comments or
                                    or request approval to                    reduction requests.
                                    perform or directly pay
                                    contractor for all or
                                    part of any document,
                                    study, or other
                                    activity, to reduce MMS
                                    processing costs.
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111(b)(3)........................  Perform, conduct,                 19,000  1 submission.......          19,000
                                    develop, etc., all or
                                    part of any document,
                                    study, or other
                                    activity; and provide
                                    results to MMS to
                                    reduce MMS processing
                                    fee.
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111(b)(3)........................  Pay contractor for all       3 contractor payments x $950,000 = $2,850,000
                                    or part of any
                                    document, study, or
                                    other activity, and
                                    provide results to MMS
                                    to reduce MMS
                                    processing costs.
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111(b)(7); 118(a); 436(c)........  Appeal MMS estimated        Exempt under 5 CFR 1320.4(a)(2),                0
                                    processing costs,                        (c)
                                    decisions, or orders
                                    pursuant to 30 CFR 290.
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113(b)...........................  Respond to the Freedom                 4  1 agreement........               4
                                    of Information Act
                                    release schedule.
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115(c)...........................  Request approval to use                1  1 request..........               1
                                    later edition of a
                                    document incorporated
                                    by reference or
                                    alternative compliance.
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116..............................  The Director may                       4  25.................             100
                                    occasionally request
                                    information to
                                    administer and carry
                                    out the offshore
                                    alternative energy
                                    program via Federal
                                    Register Notices.
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118(c); 225(b)...................  Within 15 days of bid     Requirement not considered IC under               0
                                    rejection, request               5 CFR 1320.3(h)(9).
                                    reconsideration of bid
                                    decision or rejection.
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                                                                             78 responses.......    19,183 hours
                                  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                  Subtotal $2,866,000 non-hour costs
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                              Subpart B--Issuance of OCS Alternative Energy Leases
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200; 224; 231; 235; 236; 238.....  These sections contain references to information submissions,               0
                                      approvals, requests, applications, plans, payments, etc.,
                                       the burdens for which are covered elsewhere in part 285
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210; 211(a), (b); 213 thru 216...  Submit comments in                     4  16 comments........              64
                                    response to Federal
                                    Register notices on
                                    Request for Interest in
                                    OCS Leasing, Call for
                                    Information and
                                    Nominations (Call),
                                    Area Identification,
                                    and the Proposed Sale
                                    Notice.
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211(d); 216; 220 thru 223;         Submit bid, payments,                  5  12 bids............              60
 231(c)(2).                         and required
                                    information in response
                                    to Federal Register
                                    Final Sale Notice.
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224..............................  Within 10 business days,               1  5 lease executions.               5
                                    execute 3 copies of
                                    lease form and return
                                    to MMS with required
                                    payments, including
                                    evidence that agent is
                                    authorized to act for
                                    bidder; if applicable,
                                    submit information to
                                    support delay in
                                    execution.
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230; 231(a)......................  Submit unsolicited                     5  5 unsolicited                    25
                                    request and acquisition                   requests.
                                    fee for a commercial or
                                    limited lease.
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231(b)...........................  Submit comments in                     4  4 unsolicited                    16
                                    response to Federal                       requests.
                                    Register notice re
                                    interest of unsolicited
                                    request for a lease.
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231(g)...........................  Within 10 business days                2  4 leases...........               8
                                    of receiving lease
                                    documents, execute
                                    lease; file financial
                                    assurance and
                                    supporting
                                    documentation.
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231(g)...........................  Within 45 days of            Burdens covered by information                 0
                                    receiving lease copies,    collections approved for 30 CFR
                                    submit rent and rent                Subchapter A.
                                    information.
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235(b); 236(b)...................  Request additional time                1  2 requests.........               2
                                    to extend preliminary
                                    or site assessment term
                                    of commercial or
                                    limited lease,
                                    including revised
                                    schedule for SAP, COP,
                                    or GAP submission.
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237(b)...........................  Request lease be dated                 1  1 request..........               1
                                    and effective 1st day
                                    of month in which
                                    signed.
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                                  Subtotal                                   49 responses.......       181 hours
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                     Subpart C--ROW Grants and RUE Grants for Alternative Energy Activities
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306; 309; 315; 316...............  These sections contain references to information submissions,               0
                                      approvals, requests, applications, plans, payments, etc.,
                                      the burdens for which are covered elsewhere in part 285.
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302(a); 305; 306.................  Submit 1 paper copy and                5  1 ROW/RUE request..               5
                                    1 electronic version of
                                    a request for a new or
                                    modified ROW or RUE and
                                    required information,
                                    including
                                    qualifications to hold
                                    a grant.
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307; 308(a)(1)...................  Submit comments on                     4  2 comments.........               8
                                    competitive interest in
                                    response to Federal
                                    Register notice of
                                    proposed ROW or RUE
                                    grant area or comments
                                    on notice of grant
                                    auction.
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308(a)(2), (b); 315; 316.........  Submit bid and payments                5  1 bid..............               5
                                    in response to Federal
                                    Register notice of
                                    auction for a ROW or
                                    RUE grant.
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309..............................  Submit decision to                     2  1 grant decision...               2
                                    accept or reject terms
                                    and conditions of
                                    noncompetitive ROW or
                                    RUE grant.
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                                  Subtotal                                   5 responses........        20 hours
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                                    Subpart D--Lease and Grant Administration
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400; 401; 402; 405; 409; 416, 433  These sections contain references to information submissions,               0
                                      approvals, requests, applications, plans, payments, etc.,
                                      the burdens for which are covered elsewhere in part 285.
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401(b)...........................  Take measures directed               100  1 cessation                     100
                                    by MMS in cessation                       measures report.
                                    order and submit
                                    reports in order to
                                    resume activities.
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405(d)...........................  Submit written notice of  Requirement not considered IC under               0
                                    change of address.               5 CFR 1320.3(h)(1).
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405(e); Form MMS-0006............  If designated operator                 1  1 new DO notice....               1
                                    (DO) changes, notify
                                    MMS and identify new DO
                                    for MMS approval.
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408 thru 411; Forms MMS-0002 and   Within 90 days after       1 (30 minutes  2 assignment                      2
 MMS-0003.                          last party executes a      per form x 2   requests/
                                    transfer agreement,           forms = 1   instruments
                                    submit 1 paper copy and           hour)   submissions.
                                    1 electronic version of
                                    a lease or grant
                                    assignment application,
                                    including originals of
                                    each instrument
                                    creating or
                                    transferring ownership
                                    of record title,
                                    eligibility and other
                                    qualifications; and
                                    evidence that agent is
                                    authorized to execute
                                    assignment.
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415(a)(1); 416; 420(a), (b);       Submit request for                    10  2 suspension                     20
 428(b).                            suspension and required                   requests.
                                    information no later
                                    than 90 days prior to
                                    lease or grant
                                    expiration.
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417(b)...........................  Conduct, and if required             100  1 study/submission.             100
                                    pay for, site-specific
                                    study to evaluate cause
                                    of harm or damage; and
                                    submit 1 paper copy and
                                    1 electronic version of
                                    study and results.
                                                            ----------------------------------------------------
                                                                        1 study x $950,000 = $950,000
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425 thru 428; 652(a).............  Request lease or grant                 6  2 renewal requests.              12
                                    renewal no later than
                                    180 days before
                                    termination date of
                                    your limited lease or
                                    grant, or no later than
                                    2 years before
                                    termination date of
                                    operations term of
                                    commercial lease.
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435; 658(c)(2); Form MMS-0004....  Submit 1 paper copy and                1  2 relinquishments..               2
                                    1 electronic version of
                                    application to
                                    relinquish lease or
                                    grant.
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436; 437.........................  Provide information for   Requirement not considered IC under               0
                                    reconsideration of MMS           5 CFR 1320.3(h)(9).
                                    decision to contract or
                                    cancel lease or grant
                                    area.
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                                                                             11 responses.......       237 hours
                                  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                  Subtotal         $950,000
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                            Subpart E--Payments and Financial Assurance Requirements
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An * indicates the primary cites for providing bonds or other financial assurance, and the                     0
 burdens include any previous or subsequent references throughout part 285 to furnish, replace,
 or provide additional bonds, securities, or financial assurance. This subpart contains
 references to other information submissions, approvals, requests, applications, plans, etc.,
 the burdens for which are covered elsewhere in part 285.
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500 thru 509; 1011...............  Submit payor                 Burdens covered by information                 0
                                    information, payments      collections approved for 30 CFR
                                    and payment                         Subchapter A.
                                    information, and
                                    maintain auditable
                                    records according to
                                    subchapter A
                                    regulations or guidance.
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506(c)(4)........................  Submit documentation of           10 min  6 forms............               1
                                    the gross annual
                                    generation of
                                    electricity produced by
                                    the generating facility
                                    on the lease--use same
                                    form as authorized by
                                    the EIA. (Burden
                                    covered under DOE/EIA
                                    OMB Control Number 1905-
                                    0129 to gather info and
                                    fill out form. MMS's
                                    burden is for
                                    submitting a copy).
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510..............................  Submit application and                 1  1 waiver or rental                1
                                    required information                      reduction.
                                    for waiver or reduction
                                    of rental or other
                                    payment.
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* 515; 516(a)(1), (b); 525(a)      Execute and provide                    1  6 base-level lease                6
 thru (f).                          $100,000 minimum lease-                   bonds or other
                                    specific bond or other                    security.
                                    approved security; or
                                    increase bond level if
                                    required.
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* 516(a)(2), (3), (b), (c); 517;   Execute and provide                    1  5 SAP and COP bonds               5
 525(a) thru (f).                   commercial lease
                                    supplemental bonds in
                                    amounts determined by
                                    MMS.
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516(a)(4); 521(c)................  Execute and provide                    1  3 decommissioning                 3
                                    decommissioning bond or                   bonds.
                                    other financial
                                    assurance; schedule for
                                    providing the
                                    appropriate amount.
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517(c)(1)........................  Submit comments on                     1  3 adjustment                      3
                                    proposed adjustment to                    comments.
                                    bond amounts.
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517(c)(2)........................  Request bond reduction                 5  2 reduction                      10
                                    and submit evidence to                    requests.
                                    justify.
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* 520; 521; 525(a) thru (f); Form  Execute and provide                    1  1 base-level ROW/                 1
 MMS-0005.                          $300,000 minimum                          RUE bond.
                                    limited lease or grant-
                                    specific bond or
                                    increase financial
                                    assurance if required.
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525(g)...........................  Surety notice to lessee                1  1 surety notice....               1
                                    or ROW/RUE grant holder
                                    and MMS within 5
                                    business days after
                                    initiating insolvency
                                    or bankruptcy
                                    proceeding, or Treasury
                                    decertifies surety.
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* 526............................  In lieu of surety bond,                2  1 other security                  2
                                    pledge other types of                     pledge.
                                    securities, including
                                    authority for MMS to
                                    sell and use proceeds.
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526(c)...........................  Provide annual certified               1  1 statement........               1
                                    statements describing
                                    the nature and market
                                    value, including
                                    brokerage firm
                                    statements/reports.
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* 527; 531.......................  Demonstrate financial                 10  1..................              10
                                    worth/ability to carry
                                    out present and future
                                    financial obligations,
                                    annual updates, and
                                    related or subsequent
                                    actions/records/
                                    reports, etc.
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528..............................  Provide third-party                   10  1..................              10
                                    indemnity; financial
                                    information/statements;
                                    additional bond info;
                                    executed guarantor
                                    agreement and
                                    supporting information/
                                    documentation.
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528(c)(6); 532(b)................  Guarantor/Surety                       1  1 request..........               1
                                    requests MMS terminate
                                    period of liability and
                                    notifies lessee or ROW/
                                    RUE grant holder, etc.
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* 529............................  In lieu of surety bond,                2  1 decommissioning                 2
                                    request authorization                     account.
                                    to establish
                                    decommissioning
                                    account, including
                                    written authorizations
                                    and approvals
                                    associated with account.
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530..............................  Notify MMS promptly of                 1  1 notice...........               1
                                    lapse in bond or other
                                    security/action filed
                                    alleging lessee, surety
                                    or guarantor et al. is
                                    insolvent or bankrupt.
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533(a)(2)(ii), (iii).............  Provide agreement from                 3  1 surety agreement.               3
                                    surety issuing new bond
                                    to assume all or
                                    portion of outstanding
                                    liabilities.
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536(b)...........................  Within 10 business days               16  1 agreement                      16
                                    following MMS notice,                     demonstration.
                                    lessee, grant holder,
                                    or surety agrees to and
                                    demonstrates to MMS
                                    that lease will be
                                    brought into compliance.
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                                  Subtotal                                   37 responses.......        77 hours
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                                  Subpart F--Plans and Information Requirements
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Two ** indicate the primary cites for Site Assessment Plans (SAPs), Construction and Operations                0
 Plans (COPs), and General Activities Plans (GAPs); and the burdens include any previous or
 subsequent references throughout part 285 to submission and approval. This subpart contains
 references to other information submissions, approvals, requests, applications, plans, etc.,
 the burdens for which are covered elsewhere in part 285.
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** 600(a); 601(a), (b); 605 thru   Within 6 months after                240  6 SAPs.............           1,440
 613.                               issuance of a
                                    competitive lease or
                                    grant, or within 60
                                    days after
                                    determination of no
                                    competitive interest,
                                    submit 1 paper copy and
                                    1 electronic version of
                                    a SAP, including
                                    information to assist
                                    MMS to comply with NEPA
                                    such as hazard info,
                                    air quality, and all
                                    required information,
                                    certifications, etc.
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** 600(b); 601(c), (d)(1);         If requesting an                   1,000  3 COPs.............           3,000
 606(b); 618; 620 thru 629; 633.    operations term for
                                    commercial lease, at
                                    least 6 months before
                                    the end of site
                                    assessment term, submit
                                    1 paper copy and 1
                                    electronic version of a
                                    COP, or FERC license
                                    application, including
                                    information to assist
                                    MMS to comply with NEPA
                                    such as hazard info,
                                    air quality, and all
                                    required information,
                                    surveys and/or their
                                    results, reports,
                                    certifications, project
                                    easements, supporting
                                    data and information,
                                    etc.
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** 600(c); 601(a), (b); 640 thru   Within 6 months after                240  1 GAP..............             240
 648.                               issuance of a
                                    competitive lease or
                                    grant, or within 60
                                    days after
                                    determination of no
                                    competitive interest,
                                    submit 1 paper copy and
                                    1 electronic version of
                                    a GAP, including
                                    information to assist
                                    MMS to comply with NEPA
                                    such as hazard info,
                                    air quality, and all
                                    required information,
                                    surveys and reports,
                                    certifications, project
                                    easements, etc.
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** 601(d)(2); 622; 628(f); 632;    Submit revised or                     50  1 revised or                     50
 634; 658(c)(3).                    modified COPs,                            modified COP.
                                    including project
                                    easements, and all
                                    required additional
                                    information.
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602 \1\..........................  Until MMS releases                     2  9 records                        18
                                    financial assurance,                      maintenance/
                                    respondents must                          submissions.
                                    maintain, and provide
                                    to MMS if requested,
                                    all data and
                                    information related to
                                    compliance with
                                    required terms and
                                    conditions of SAP, COP,
                                    or GAP.
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** 613(d), (e)...................  Submit revised or                     50  1 revised or                     50
                                    modified SAPs and                         modified SAP.
                                    required additional
                                    information.
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612(b); 647(b)...................  Noncompetitive leases                  1  4 leases...........               4
                                    must submit copy of SAP
                                    or GAP consistency
                                    certification and
                                    supporting
                                    documentation.
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615(a)...........................  Notify MMS in writing                  1  5 completion                      5
                                    within 30 days of                         construction
                                    completion of                             notices.
                                    construction and
                                    installation activities
                                    under SAP.
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615(b)...........................  Submit annual report                  30  8 annual reports...             240
                                    summarizing findings
                                    from site assessment
                                    activities.
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615(c)...........................  Submit annual, or at                  40  8 compliance                    320
                                    other time periods as                     certifications.
                                    MMS determines, SAP
                                    compliance
                                    certification,
                                    effectiveness
                                    statement,
                                    recommendations,
                                    reports, supporting
                                    documentation, etc.
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617(a)...........................  Notify MMS in writing                 10  1 notice before                  10
                                    before conducting any                     activity.
                                    activities not
                                    approved, or provided
                                    for, in SAP; provide
                                    additional information
                                    if requested.
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627(c)...........................  Include oil spill           Burden covered 30 CFR part 254,                 0
                                    response plan as                      1010-0091.
                                    required by part 254.
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631..............................  Request deviation from                 2  1 deviation request               2
                                    approved COP schedule.
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633(b)...........................  Submit annual, or at                  80  9 compliance                    720
                                    other time periods as                     certifications.
                                    MMS determines, COP
                                    compliance
                                    certification,
                                    effectiveness
                                    statement,
                                    recommendations,
                                    reports, supporting
                                    documentation, etc.
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634(a)...........................  Notify MMS in writing                 10  1 notice before                  10
                                    before conducting any                     activity.
                                    activities not approved
                                    or provided for in COP,
                                    and provide additional
                                    information if
                                    requested.
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635..............................  Notify MMS any time                    1  1 termination                     1
                                    commercial operations                     notice.
                                    cease without an
                                    approved suspension.
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636(a)...........................  Notify MMS in writing no               1  3 commence notices.               3
                                    later than 30 days
                                    after commencing
                                    activities associated
                                    with placement of
                                    facilities on lease
                                    area.
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636(b)...........................  Notify MMS in writing no               1  3 completion                      3
                                    later than 30 days                        notices.
                                    after completion of
                                    construction and
                                    installation activities.
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636(c)...........................  Notify MMS in writing at               1  3 initial ops                     3
                                    least 7 days before                       notices.
                                    commencing commercial
                                    operations.
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** 642(b); 648(e); 655; 658(c)(3)  Submit revised or                     50  1 revised or                     50
                                    modified GAPs and                         modified GAP.
                                    required additional
                                    information.
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651..............................  Before beginning                      30  5 surveys/reports..             150
                                    construction of OCS
                                    facility described in
                                    GAP, complete survey
                                    activities identified
                                    in GAP and submit
                                    initial findings. This
                                    only includes the time
                                    involved in submitting
                                    the findings; it does
                                    not include the survey
                                    time as these surveys
                                    would be conducted as
                                    good business practice.
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653(a)...........................  Notify MMS in writing                  1  5 completion                      5
                                    within 30 days of                         notices.
                                    completing installation
                                    activities under the
                                    GAP.
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653(b)...........................  Submit annual report                  30  8 annual reports...             240
                                    summarizing findings
                                    from activities
                                    conducted under
                                    approved GAP.
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653(c)...........................  Submit annual, or at                  40  8 compliance                    320
                                    other time periods as                     certifications.
                                    MMS determines, GAP
                                    compliance
                                    certification,
                                    recommendations,
                                    reports, etc.
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655(a)...........................  Notify MMS in writing                 10  1 notice before                  10