MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0067, Oil and Gas Well-Completion Operations, Extension of a Collection; Comment Request, 18545-18547 [2010-8195]

Download as PDF sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 69 / Monday, April 12, 2010 / Notices * * * 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. The PRA also requires agencies to estimate the total annual reporting ‘‘nonhour cost’’ burden to respondents or recordkeepers resulting from the collection of information. If you have costs to generate, maintain, and disclose this information, you should comment and provide your total capital and startup cost components or annual operation, maintenance, and purchase of service components. You should describe the methods you use to estimate major cost factors, including system and technology acquisition, expected useful life of capital equipment, discount rate(s), and the period over which you incur costs. Capital and startup costs include, among other items, computers and software you purchase to prepare for collecting information; monitoring, sampling, and testing equipment; and record storage facilities. Generally, your estimates should not include equipment or services purchased: (i) Before October 1, 1995; (ii) to comply with requirements not associated with the information collection; (iii) for reasons other than to provide information or keep records for the Government; or (iv) as part of customary and usual business or private practices. We will summarize written responses to this notice and address them in our ICR submission for OMB approval, including appropriate adjustments to the estimated burden. We will provide a copy of the ICR to you without charge upon request. We also will post the ICR at http://www.mrm.mms.gov/Laws_R_D/ FRNotices/FRInfColl.htm. Public Comment Policy: We will post all comments, including names and addresses of respondents, at http:// www.regulations.gov. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment— including your personal identifying VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:58 Apr 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public view your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. MMS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz (202) 208–7744. Dated April 2, 2010. Gregory J. Gould, Associate Director for Minerals Revenue Management. [FR Doc. 2010–8196 Filed 4–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service [Docket No. MMS–2010–OMM–0018] MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010–0067, Oil and Gas WellCompletion Operations, Extension of a Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of extension of an information collection (1010–0067). SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, Subpart E, ‘‘Oil and Gas WellCompletion Operations.’’ DATES: Submit written comments by June 11, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Blundon, Regulations and Standards Branch at (703) 787–1607. You may also contact Cheryl Blundon to obtain a copy, at no cost, of the regulation that requires the subject collection of information. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods listed below. • Electronically: go to http:// www.regulations.gov. In the entry titled ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID,’’ enter docket ID MMS–2010–OMM–0018 then click search. Follow the instructions to submit public comments and view supporting and related materials available for this collection. 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; PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18545 Herndon, Virginia 20170–4817. Please reference ICR 1010–0067 in your comment and include your name and return address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR part 250, subpart E, Oil and Gas Well-Completion Operations. OMB Control Number: 1010–0067. Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, 43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq., and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. requires the Secretary of the Interior to preserve, protect, and develop oil and gas resources in the OCS in a manner that is consistent with the need to make such resources available to meet the Nation’s energy needs as rapidly as possible; balance orderly energy resources development with protection of the human, marine, and coastal environment; ensure the public a fair and equitable return on OCS resources; and preserve and maintain free enterprise competition. Section 1332(6) of the OCS Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1332) requires that ‘‘operations in the [O]uter Continental Shelf should be conducted in a safe manner by well-trained personnel using technology, precautions, and techniques sufficient to prevent or minimize the likelihood of blowouts, loss of well control, fires, spillages, physical obstruction to other users of the waters or subsoil and seabed, or other occurrences which may cause damage to the environment or to property, or endanger life or health.’’ This authority and responsibility are among those delegated to the Minerals Management Service (MMS). To carry out these responsibilities, MMS issues regulations governing oil and gas and sulphur operations in the OCS. This ICR addresses 30 CFR part 250, subpart E, Oil and Gas Well-Completion Operations and the associated supplementary Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTL) intended to provide clarification, description, or explanation of these regulations. Regulations at 30 CFR part 250 implement these statutory requirements. The MMS District Managers analyze and evaluate the information and data collected under Subpart E to ensure that planned well-completion operations will protect personnel safety and natural resources. They use the analysis and evaluation results in the decision to approve, disapprove, or require modification to the proposed wellcompletion operations. Specifically, MMS uses the information to ensure: (a) Compliance with personnel safety training requirements; (b) crown block safety device is operating and can be expected to function to avoid accidents; (c) proposed operation of the annular E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1 18546 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 69 / Monday, April 12, 2010 / Notices preventer is technically correct and provides adequate protection for personnel, property, and natural resources; (d) well-completion operations are conducted on well casings that are structurally competent; and (e) sustained casing pressures are within acceptable limits. We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2) and under regulations at 30 CFR 250.197, ‘‘Data and information to be made available to the public or for limited inspection.’’ No items of a sensitive nature are collected. Responses are mandatory. Frequency: On occasion, weekly, monthly, annually, and varies by section. Description of Respondents: Federal OCS oil, gas, or sulphur lessees and operators. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: The Citation 30 CFR 250 subpart E & LTL/NTL currently approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 18,756 hours. The following chart details the individual components and respective hour burden estimates of this ICR. In calculating the burdens, we assumed that respondents perform certain requirements in the normal course of their activities. We consider these to be usual and customary and took that into account in estimating the burden. Reporting requirement Hour burden Requests 502 ................................................ 512 ................................................ 500–517 ........................................ Request approval not to shut-in well during equipment movement .............................. Request field well-completion rules be established, amended or canceled (on occasion; however, there have been no requests in many years). General departure and alternative compliance requests not specifically covered elsewhere in Subpart E regulations. 1 1 2 Submittals 505; 513; 515(a) ........................... 514(c); 515(a) ............................... 517(b) ............................................ Submit forms MMS–123, MMS–124, MMS–125 for various approvals, including remediation procedure for SCP [burden included in 1010–0141]. Calculate well-control fluid volume and post near operator’s station; submit well-control procedure. Pressure test, caliper, or otherwise evaluate tubing & wellhead equipment casing; submit results (every 30 days during prolonged operations). 0 1 9 Document/Record/Retain 506 ................................................ 511 ................................................ LTL* .............................................. 516 tests; 516(i),(j) ........................ 516(d)(5) test; 516(i) ..................... 516(e) ............................................ 516(f) ............................................. LTL ................................................ Instruct crew members in safety requirements of operations to be performed; document meeting (weekly for 2 crews × 2 weeks per completion = 4). Perform operational check of traveling-block safety device; document results (weekly × 2 weeks per completion = 2). Record diagnostic test results ....................................................................................... Record BOP test results; retain records 2 years following completion of well (when installed; minimum every 7 days; as stated for component); request alternative methods. Function test annulars and rams; document results (every 7 days between BOP tests—biweekly; note: part of BOP test when conducted). Record reason for postponing BOP system tests (on occasion) .................................. Perform crew drills; record results (weekly for 2 crews × 2 weeks per completion = 4). Retain complete record of well’s casing pressure for 2 years and retain diagnostic test records permanently. 20 minutes 30 minutes 30 minutes 30 minutes 30 minutes 10 minutes 30 minutes 1 Notify 502 ................................................ 517(c); LTL/NTL ............................ LTL/NTL ........................................ NTL ............................................... Notify MMS of well-completion rig movement on or off platform or from well to well on same platform (Form MMS–144) (cross ref. § 250.403) [burden included in 1010–0150]. Notify MMS if sustained casing pressure is observed on a well .................................. Report failure of casing pressure to bleed to zero including plan to remediate ........... Notify MMS when remediation procedure is complete. ................................................. 0 1 6 1 sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES *LTL dated 13 January 1994. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: We have identified no non-hour cost burdens for this collection. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:58 Apr 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. Comments: Before submitting an ICR to OMB, PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) requires each agency ‘‘* * * to provide notice * * * and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information * * *’’. Agencies must specifically solicit PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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) E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 69 / Monday, April 12, 2010 / Notices sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Agencies must also estimate the nonhour cost burdens to respondents or recordkeepers resulting from the collection of information. Therefore, if you have costs to generate, maintain, and disclose this information, you should comment and provide your total capital and startup cost components or annual operation, maintenance, and purchase of service components. You should describe the methods you use to estimate major cost factors, including system and technology acquisition, expected useful life of capital equipment, discount rate(s), and the period over which you incur costs. Capital and startup costs include, among other items, computers and software you purchase to prepare for collecting information, monitoring, and record storage facilities. You should not include estimates for equipment or services purchased: (i) Before October 1, 1995; (ii) to comply with requirements not associated with the information collection; (iii) for reasons other than to provide information or keep records for the Government; or (iv) as part of customary and usual business or private practices. We will summarize written responses to this notice and address them in our submission for OMB approval. As a result of your comments, we will make any necessary adjustments to the burden in our submission to OMB. Public Comment Procedures: Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. MMS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz (202) 208–7744. Dated: April 6, 2010. William S. Hauser, Acting Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. 2010–8195 Filed 4–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:58 Apr 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCAC06900.L17100000.DR0000] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Carrizo Plain National Monument Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Carrizo Plain National Monument (CPNM), located in San Luis Obispo and Kern counties in Central California. The California State Director signed the ROD on April 10, 2010, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the Approved RMP effective immediately. ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD/ Approved RMP are available upon request from the Field Manager, Bakersfield Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 3801 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308 or via the Internet at http://www.ca.blm.gov/ bakersfield. Copies of the ROD/ Approved RMP are available for public inspection at the above location and at the BLM California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact Johna Hurl, CPNM Manager, telephone (661) 391– 6093; address Bakersfield Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 3801 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308; email johna_hurl@ca.blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CPNM encompasses 206,635 acres of BLM-administered public lands. This Approved RMP provides for the protection of the significant natural and cultural resources identified in the Presidential Proclamation establishing the CPNM. The decisions promulgated in the RMP only apply to the BLMadministered public lands and mineral estate within the Approved RMP’s planning area. The RMP was developed in cooperation with the BLM’s managing partners (The Nature Conservancy and California Department of Fish and Game), the CPNM Advisory Committee, and the public. The RMP process considered four alternatives including a no-action alternative. The primary issues addressed include but are not limited to recreation, protection of sensitive natural and cultural resources, livestock grazing, energy and PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18547 mineral development, and motorized vehicle routes. The Preferred Alternative in the Draft RMP/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), published January 23, 2009, was revised to address comments received during the 90-day public comment period. The resultant alternative became the Proposed Plan in the Proposed RMP/Final EIS, published on November 13, 2009, and has been carried forward as the Approved RMP. Changes made from the Draft RMP to the Final RMP in response to public comments include: An additional 13,181 acres to be managed for wilderness characteristics, in addition to the 54,464 acres proposed in the Draft RMP preferred alternative; a requirement that only street-legal vehicles, no off-highway vehicles, be allowed on designated routes; and provisions to provide access for vehicles operated by people with physical handicaps. Finally, language was clarified regarding grazing and mineral rights. Three protests were received during the 30-day protest period following the release of the Proposed RMP/Final EIS, each of which was dismissed or denied by the BLM Director. Minor clarifications and changes to the text were made between the Proposed RMP/ Final EIS and the ROD/Approved RMP, including clarifications to the protection of the CPNM’s vernal pool and sag pond habitats, and the application of the mitigation measures listed in Appendices O and P, as appropriate (to be performed in subsequent site-specific NEPA processes). The California Governor’s Office did not identify any inconsistencies between the Proposed RMP/Final EIS and State or local plans, policies, and programs following the 60-day Governor’s Consistency Review (initiated November 13, 2009) in accordance with planning regulations at 43 CFR, Part 1610.3–2(e). The BLM has determined that this ROD/Approved RMP provides for longterm protection of the CPNM’s values, while allowing for authorized uses, recreation activities, scientific studies, and interpretive facilities. The ROD/Approved RMP contains decisions that identify initial management treatments in particular habitats and vegetative communities, identify wildland fire objectives and appropriate response levels, limit use on routes located in areas managed for wilderness characteristics, require permits for aerial sports (e.g., hang gliding, skydiving, hobby aircraft), provide for guided tours at Painted Rock, and define the priority, E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service

[Docket No. MMS-2010-OMM-0018]


MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0067, Oil and Gas Well-
Completion Operations, Extension of a Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of extension of an information collection (1010-0067).

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SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS 
is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. 
The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork 
requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, Subpart E, ``Oil and 
Gas Well-Completion Operations.''

DATES: Submit written comments by June 11, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Blundon, Regulations and 
Standards Branch at (703) 787-1607. You may also contact Cheryl Blundon 
to obtain a copy, at no cost, of the regulation that requires the 
subject collection of information.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods 
listed below.
     Electronically: go to http://www.regulations.gov. In the 
entry titled ``Enter Keyword or ID,'' enter docket ID MMS-2010-OMM-0018 
then click search. Follow the instructions to submit public comments 
and view supporting and related materials available for this 
collection. 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 
ICR 1010-0067 in your comment and include your name and return address.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: 30 CFR part 250, subpart E, Oil and Gas Well-Completion 
Operations.
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0067.
    Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, 43 U.S.C. 
1331 et seq., and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. requires the Secretary of the 
Interior to preserve, protect, and develop oil and gas resources in the 
OCS in a manner that is consistent with the need to make such resources 
available to meet the Nation's energy needs as rapidly as possible; 
balance orderly energy resources development with protection of the 
human, marine, and coastal environment; ensure the public a fair and 
equitable return on OCS resources; and preserve and maintain free 
enterprise competition. Section 1332(6) of the OCS Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 
1332) requires that ``operations in the [O]uter Continental Shelf 
should be conducted in a safe manner by well-trained personnel using 
technology, precautions, and techniques sufficient to prevent or 
minimize the likelihood of blowouts, loss of well control, fires, 
spillages, physical obstruction to other users of the waters or subsoil 
and seabed, or other occurrences which may cause damage to the 
environment or to property, or endanger life or health.'' This 
authority and responsibility are among those delegated to the Minerals 
Management Service (MMS). To carry out these responsibilities, MMS 
issues regulations governing oil and gas and sulphur operations in the 
OCS. This ICR addresses 30 CFR part 250, subpart E, Oil and Gas Well-
Completion Operations and the associated supplementary Notices to 
Lessees and Operators (NTL) intended to provide clarification, 
description, or explanation of these regulations.
    Regulations at 30 CFR part 250 implement these statutory 
requirements. The MMS District Managers analyze and evaluate the 
information and data collected under Subpart E to ensure that planned 
well-completion operations will protect personnel safety and natural 
resources. They use the analysis and evaluation results in the decision 
to approve, disapprove, or require modification to the proposed well-
completion operations. Specifically, MMS uses the information to 
ensure: (a) Compliance with personnel safety training requirements; (b) 
crown block safety device is operating and can be expected to function 
to avoid accidents; (c) proposed operation of the annular

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preventer is technically correct and provides adequate protection for 
personnel, property, and natural resources; (d) well-completion 
operations are conducted on well casings that are structurally 
competent; and (e) sustained casing pressures are within acceptable 
limits.
    We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary 
under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its 
implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2) and under regulations at 30 
CFR 250.197, ``Data and information to be made available to the public 
or for limited inspection.'' No items of a sensitive nature are 
collected. Responses are mandatory.
    Frequency: On occasion, weekly, monthly, annually, and varies by 
section.
    Description of Respondents: Federal OCS oil, gas, or sulphur 
lessees and operators.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: The 
currently approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 
18,756 hours. The following chart details the individual components and 
respective hour burden estimates of this ICR. In calculating the 
burdens, we assumed that respondents perform certain requirements in 
the normal course of their activities. We consider these to be usual 
and customary and took that into account in estimating the burden.

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 Citation 30 CFR 250 subpart E & LTL/
                 NTL                                 Reporting requirement                     Hour burden
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                                                    Requests
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502..................................  Request approval not to shut-in well during       1
                                        equipment movement.
512..................................  Request field well-completion rules be            1
                                        established, amended or canceled (on occasion;
                                        however, there have been no requests in many
                                        years).
500-517..............................  General departure and alternative compliance      2
                                        requests not specifically covered elsewhere in
                                        Subpart E regulations.
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                                                   Submittals
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505; 513; 515(a).....................  Submit forms MMS-123, MMS-124, MMS-125 for        0
                                        various approvals, including remediation
                                        procedure for SCP [burden included in 1010-
                                        0141].
514(c); 515(a).......................  Calculate well-control fluid volume and post      1
                                        near operator's station; submit well-control
                                        procedure.
517(b)...............................  Pressure test, caliper, or otherwise evaluate     9
                                        tubing & wellhead equipment casing; submit
                                        results (every 30 days during prolonged
                                        operations).
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                                             Document/Record/Retain
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506..................................  Instruct crew members in safety requirements of   20 minutes
                                        operations to be performed; document meeting
                                        (weekly for 2 crews x 2 weeks per completion =
                                        4).
511..................................  Perform operational check of traveling-block      30 minutes
                                        safety device; document results (weekly x 2
                                        weeks per completion = 2).
LTL*.................................  Record diagnostic test results..................  30 minutes
516 tests; 516(i),(j)................  Record BOP test results; retain records 2 years   30 minutes
                                        following completion of well (when installed;
                                        minimum every 7 days; as stated for component);
                                        request alternative methods.
516(d)(5) test; 516(i)...............  Function test annulars and rams; document         30 minutes
                                        results (every 7 days between BOP tests--
                                        biweekly; note: part of BOP test when
                                        conducted).
516(e)...............................  Record reason for postponing BOP system tests     10 minutes
                                        (on occasion).
516(f)...............................  Perform crew drills; record results (weekly for   30 minutes
                                        2 crews x 2 weeks per completion = 4).
LTL..................................  Retain complete record of well's casing pressure  1
                                        for 2 years and retain diagnostic test records
                                        permanently.
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                                                     Notify
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502..................................  Notify MMS of well-completion rig movement on or  0
                                        off platform or from well to well on same
                                        platform (Form MMS-144) (cross ref. Sec.
                                        250.403) [burden included in 1010-0150].
517(c); LTL/NTL......................  Notify MMS if sustained casing pressure is        1
                                        observed on a well.
LTL/NTL..............................  Report failure of casing pressure to bleed to     6
                                        zero including plan to remediate.
NTL..................................  Notify MMS when remediation procedure is          1
                                        complete..
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*LTL dated 13 January 1994.

    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: We 
have identified no non-hour cost burdens for this collection.
    Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) 
provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 
Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated 
to respond.
    Comments: Before submitting an ICR to OMB, PRA section 
3506(c)(2)(A) requires each agency ``* * * to provide notice * * * and 
otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies 
concerning each proposed collection of information * * *''. Agencies 
must specifically solicit comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to 
perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) 
evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, 
usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d)

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minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Agencies must also estimate the non-hour cost burdens to 
respondents or recordkeepers resulting from the collection of 
information. Therefore, if you have costs to generate, maintain, and 
disclose this information, you should comment and provide your total 
capital and startup cost components or annual operation, maintenance, 
and purchase of service components. You should describe the methods you 
use to estimate major cost factors, including system and technology 
acquisition, expected useful life of capital equipment, discount 
rate(s), and the period over which you incur costs. Capital and startup 
costs include, among other items, computers and software you purchase 
to prepare for collecting information, monitoring, and record storage 
facilities. You should not include estimates for equipment or services 
purchased: (i) Before October 1, 1995; (ii) to comply with requirements 
not associated with the information collection; (iii) for reasons other 
than to provide information or keep records for the Government; or (iv) 
as part of customary and usual business or private practices.
    We will summarize written responses to this notice and address them 
in our submission for OMB approval. As a result of your comments, we 
will make any necessary adjustments to the burden in our submission to 
OMB.
    Public Comment Procedures: Before including your address, phone 
number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in 
your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including 
your personal identifying information--may be made publicly available 
at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.
    MMS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz (202) 
208-7744.

    Dated: April 6, 2010.
William S. Hauser,
Acting Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
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