MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0051, Oil and Gas Production Measurement, Extension of a Collection; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, 28052-28055 [2010-11921]

Download as PDF 28052 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 96 / Wednesday, May 19, 2010 / Notices stations and land borders. The DHS TRIP office is managed by TSA on behalf of DHS. In order for individuals to request redress, they are asked to provide identifying information as well as details of their travel experience. The Traveler Inquiry Form (TIF) is an online form that is used to collect requests for redress by the DHS TRIP office, which serves as a centralized intake office for traveler requests to have their personal information reviewed. DHS TRIP then passes the information to the relevant DHS component to process the request, as appropriate (e.g., DHS TRIP passes the form to the appropriate DHS office to initiate the Watch List Clearance Procedure). This collection serves to distinguish misidentified individuals from an actual individual on any watch list used by DHS, and this program helps streamline and expedite future check-in or border crossing experiences. DHS estimates completing the form, and gathering and submitting the information will take approximately one hour. The annual respondent population was derived from data compiled across all participating components (Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Visitor and Immigration Status Indicator Technology (US–VISIT), DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL), DHS Privacy Office, along with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs (DoS)). Thus, the total estimated annual number of burden hours for passengers seeking redress, based on an estimated 32,495 annual respondents, is 32,495 hours (32,495 × 1). Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on May 14, 2010. Joanna Johnson, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2010–12010 Filed 5–18–10; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES U.S. Customs and Border Protection Approval of SGS North America, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of approval of SGS North America, Inc., as a commercial gauger. 16:07 May 18, 2010 Jkt 220001 Dated: May 12, 2010. Ira S. Reese, Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services. [FR Doc. 2010–12020 Filed 5–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service [Docket No. MMS–2009–OMM–0015] MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010–0051, Oil and Gas Production Measurement, Extension of a Collection; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request BILLING CODE 9110–05–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, SGS North America, Inc., 2301 Brazosport Blvd., Suite A 915, Freeport, TX 77541, has been approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific gauger service this entity is approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344–1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories: http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/ operations_support/labs_scientific_svcs/ commercial_gaugers/. DATES: The approval of SGS North America, Inc., as commercial gauger became effective on February 17, 2010. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for February 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony Malana, Laboratories and Scientific Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, 202–344–1060. AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of extension of an information collection (1010–0051). SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, subpart L, ‘‘Oil and Gas Production Measurement,’’ and related documents. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. DATES: Submit written comments by June 18, 2010. ADDRESSES: You should submit comments directly to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (1010–0051), either by fax (202) 395–5806 or e-mail (OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov). Please also send a copy to MMS by either of the following methods: • Electronically go to: http:// www.regulations.gov. In the entry titled ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID,’’ enter docket ID MMS–2009–OMM–0015 then click search. Follow the instructions to submit public comments and view supporting and related materials available for this collection of information. Include your name and address. Submit comments to regulations.gov no later than June 18, 2010. The MMS will post all comments. • Mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the Interior; Minerals Management Service; Attention: Cheryl Blundon; 381 Elden Street, MS–4024; Herndon, Virginia 20170–4817. Please reference ‘‘Information Collection 1010– 0051’’ in your comment and include your name and address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Blundon, Regulations and Standards Branch, (703) 787–1607. You may also contact Cheryl Blundon to obtain a copy, at no cost, of the regulations that require the subject collection of information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR 250, subpart L, Oil and Gas Production Measurement. OMB Control Number: 1010–0051. Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq. and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), authorizes the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to prescribe rules and regulations to administer leasing of the OCS. Such rules and regulations will apply to all operations conducted under a lease. Operations on the OCS must preserve, protect, and develop oil and natural gas resources in a manner that is consistent with the need to make such resources available to meet the Nation’s energy needs as rapidly as possible; to balance orderly energy resource development with protection of human, marine, and coastal environments; to ensure the public a fair and equitable E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1 28053 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 96 / Wednesday, May 19, 2010 / Notices return on the resources of the OCS; and to preserve and maintain free enterprise competition. The Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (30 U.S.C. 1701, et seq.) at section 1712(b)(2) prescribes that an operator will ‘‘develop and comply with such minimum site security measures as the Secretary deems appropriate, to protect oil or gas produced or stored on a lease site or on the Outer Continental Shelf from theft.’’ Regulations at 30 CFR part 250, subpart L, implement these statutory requirements. We use the information to ensure that the volumes of hydrocarbons produced are measured accurately, and royalties are paid on the proper volumes. Specifically, MMS needs the information to: • Determine if measurement equipment is properly installed, provides accurate measurement of production on which royalty is due, and is operating properly; • Obtain rates of production data in allocating the volumes of production measured at royalty sales meters, which can be examined during field inspections; • Ascertain if all removals of oil and condensate from the lease are reported; • Determine the amount of oil that was shipped when measurements are taken by gauging the tanks rather than being measured by a meter; • Ensure that the sales location is secure and production cannot be removed without the volumes being recorded; and • Review proving reports to verify that data on run tickets are calculated and reported accurately. The MMS will protect information from respondents considered proprietary under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2) and under regulations at 30 CFR 250.197, Data and information to be made available to the public or for limited inspection, and 30 CFR part 252, OCS Oil and Gas Information Program. No items of a sensitive nature are collected. Responses are mandatory. Frequency: Varies by section, but primarily monthly, or on occasion. Description of Respondents: Respondents comprise Federal oil, gas and sulphur lessees and/or operators. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The estimated annual hour burden for this information collection is a total of 32,957 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. Non-hour cost burdens Citation 30 CFR 250 Subpart L Hour burden Average number of annual responses Annual burden hours (rounded) 24.5 ............. 196 applications. 4,802 Reporting or recordkeeping requirement Liquid Hydrocarbon Measurement 1202(a)(1), (b)(1); 1203(b)(1); 1204(a)(1). Submit application for liquid hydrocarbon or gas measurement procedures or changes; or for commingling of production or changes. Simple ...................................... $1,271 simple fee × 55 applications = $69,905. Complex ................................... $3,760 complex fee × 141 applications = $530,160. Submit meter status and replacement notifications .................. 5 .................. 412 notifications. 1202(a)(4) ................................ Copy & send pipeline (retrograde) condensate volumes upon request. 1.2 ............... 40 volumes .. 48 1202(c)(1), (2); 1202(e)(4); 1202(h)(1), (2), (3), (4); 1202(i)(1)(iv), (2)(iii); 1202(j). Record observed data, correction factors & net standard volume on royalty meter and tank run tickets. Record master meter calibration runs ....................................... Record mechanical-displacement prover, master meter, or tank prover proof runs. Record liquid hydrocarbon royalty meter malfunction and repair or adjustment on proving report; record unregistered production on run ticket. List Cpl and Ctl factors on run tickets ....................................... Respondents record these items as part of normal business records & practices to verify accuracy of production measured for sale purposes 0 1202(c)(4)* ............................... Copy & send all liquid hydrocarbon run tickets monthly ........... 10 minutes .. 20,034 tickets. 3,339 1202(d)(4); 1204(b)(1) ............. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES No fee ...................................... Request approval for proving on a schedule other than monthly; request approval for well testing on a schedule other than every 60 days. 2 .................. 550 requests 1,100 1202(d)(5)* ............................... Copy & submit liquid hydrocarbon royalty meter proving reports monthly & request waiver as needed. 15 minutes .. 8,867 reports/requests. 2,217 1202(f)(2)* ................................ Copy & submit mechanical-displacement prover & tank prover calibration reports. 16.5 minutes 74 reports .... VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:07 May 18, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1 2,060 20 28054 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 96 / Wednesday, May 19, 2010 / Notices Non-hour cost burdens Citation 30 CFR 250 Subpart L Reporting or recordkeeping requirement 1202(l)(2)* ................................ 1202(l)(3)* ................................ Hour burden Average number of annual responses Copy & submit royalty tank calibration charts before using for royalty measurement. 45 minutes .. 8 charts ....... 6 Copy & submit inventory tank calibration charts upon request; retain charts for as long as tanks are in use. 45 minutes .. 5 charts ....... 4 10 minutes .. 82 charts ..... 14 Subtotal .............................................................................................................................................................. 30,268 responses. Annual burden hours (rounded) 13,610 hours. $600,065 non-hour cost burdens. Gas Measurement 1203(b)(6), (8), (9)* .................. Copy & submit gas quality and volume statements monthly or as requested (most will be routine; few will take longer). 15 minutes .. 5,448 36 minutes .. 21,792 Statements. 48 ................ 29 1203(c)(1) ................................. Request approval for proving on a schedule other than monthly. 1.2 ............... 546 requests 655 1203(c)(4)* ............................... Copy & submit gas meter calibration reports upon request; retain for 2 years. 13 minutes .. 44 reports .... 10 7.5 minutes 19,290 reports. 2,411 1203(e)(1)* ............................... Copy & submit gas processing plant records upon request ..... 1.2 ............... 4 records ..... 5 1203(f)(5) ................................. Copy & submit measuring records of gas lost or used on lease upon request. 42 minutes .. 24 records ... 17 Subtotal .............................................................................................................................................................. 41,748 responses. 8,575 hours. Surface Commingling 1204(a)(2) ................................ Provide state production volumetric and/or fractional analysis data upon request. 6 .................. 1 report ........ 6 1205(a)(2) ................................ Post signs at royalty or inventory tank used in royalty determination process. 2 .................. 85 signs ....... 170 1205(a)(4) ................................ Report security problems (telephone) ....................................... 18 minutes .. 2 calls .......... 1 Subtotal .............................................................................................................................................................. 88 responses 177 hours. Miscellaneous and Recordkeeping General departure and alternative compliance requests not specifically covered elsewhere in subpart L. 1.3 ............... 60 requests 1202(e)(6) ................................ Retain master meter calibration reports for 2 years .................. 23 minutes .. 1,420 ........... 544 1202(k)(5) ................................. Retain liquid hydrocarbon allocation meter proving reports for 2 years. 10 minutes .. 10,875 ......... 1,813 1203(f)(4) ................................. Document & retain measurement records on gas lost or used on lease for 2 years at field location and minimum 7 years at location of respondent’s choice. 15 minutes .. 4,045 ........... 1,011 1204(b)(3) ................................ jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 1200 thru 1205 ......................... 78 Retain well test data for 2 years ................................................ 6.7 minutes 57,400 ......... 6,410 1205(b)(3), (4) .......................... Retain seal number lists for 2 years .......................................... 5 minutes .... 8,870 ........... 739 Subtotal .............................................................................................................................................................. 82,670 responses. 10,595 hours. Total Burden ...................................................................................................................................................... 154,774 responses. 32,957 hours. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:07 May 18, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1 28055 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 96 / Wednesday, May 19, 2010 / Notices Non-hour cost burdens Citation 30 CFR 250 Subpart L Reporting or recordkeeping requirement Hour burden Average number of annual responses Annual burden hours (rounded) jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES $600,065 Non-Hour Cost Burdens. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have identified two non-hour cost burdens, both of which are cost recovery fees. Note that the actual fee amounts are specified in 30 CFR 250.125, which provide a consolidated table of all the fees required under the 30 CFR part 250 regulations. The non-hour cost burden total in this collection of information is an estimated $600,065. The cost burdens are for: (1) Filing fees associated with submitting requests for approval of simple applications (applications to temporarily reroute production (for a duration not to exceed 6 months); production tests prior to pipeline construction; departures related to meter proving, well testing, or sampling frequency ($1,271 per application)) or, (2) submitting a request for approval of a complex application (creation of new facility measurement points (FMPs); association of leases or units with existing FMPs; inclusion of production from additional structures; meter updates which add buyback gas meters or pigging meters; other applications which request deviations from the approved allocation procedures ($3,760 per application)). We have not identified any other nonhour paperwork cost burdens associated with this collection of information. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. Comments: Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) requires each agency ‘‘* * * to provide notice * * * and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information * * *’’ Agencies must specifically solicit comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:07 May 18, 2010 Jkt 220001 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 November 3, 2009, we published a Federal Register notice (74 FR 56858) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day comment period. In addition, § 250.199 provides the OMB control number for the information collection requirements imposed by the 30 CFR 250 regulations. The regulation also informs the public that they may comment at any time on the collections of information and provides the address to which they should send comments. We have received no comments in response to these efforts. If you wish to comment in response to this notice, you may send your comments to the offices listed under the ADDRESSES section of this notice. The OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information collection but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, to ensure maximum consideration, OMB should receive public comments by June 18, 2010. Public Availability of Comments: Before including your address, phone number, email 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 1, 2010. Doug Slitor, Acting Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. 2010–11921 Filed 5–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service General Management Plan; Joshua Tree National Park; San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, CA; Notice of Intent To Prepare Environmental Impact Statement SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(C), the National Park Service is updating the General Management Plan (GMP) for Joshua Tree National Park, California. The new GMP will update the overall direction for the park approved in 1995, refining goals and objectives for managing the park over the next 15 to 20 years. The GMP will prescribe desired resource conditions and visitor experiences that are to be achieved and maintained throughout the park based on such factors as the park’s purpose, significance, special mandates and the body of laws and policies directing park management and resource analysis, other designations such as establishment of 594,502 acres by Congress as Wilderness, and the spectrum of public expectations and concerns. The GMP also will outline the kinds of resource management activities, visitor activities, and developments that would be appropriate and sustainable in the park in the future. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A range of reasonable alternatives for managing the park will be developed by the National Park Service (NPS) through this conservation planning and environmental impact analysis process, and which will include, at a minimum, no-action and agency-preferred alternatives. Major issues the GMP will address include changes in visitor use patterns, adequacy and sustainability of existing visitor facilities and park operations, management of natural and cultural resources, collaboration and partnership opportunities, Wilderness stewardship goals, evaluation of park boundaries, and pro-active planning in response to climate change. The environmental impact statement (EIS) will evaluate the potential environmental consequences of the E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service

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


MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0051, Oil and Gas 
Production Measurement, Extension of a Collection; Submitted for Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior.

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

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

DATES: Submit written comments by June 18, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You should submit comments directly to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for 
the Department of the Interior (1010-0051), either by fax (202) 395-
5806 or e-mail (OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov).
    Please also send a copy to MMS by either of the following methods:
     Electronically go to: http://www.regulations.gov. In the 
entry titled ``Enter Keyword or ID,'' enter docket ID MMS-2009-OMM-0015 
then click search. Follow the instructions to submit public comments 
and view supporting and related materials available for this collection 
of information. Include your name and address. Submit comments to 
regulations.gov no later than June 18, 2010. The MMS will post all 
comments.
     Mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the 
Interior; Minerals Management Service; Attention: Cheryl Blundon; 381 
Elden Street, MS-4024; Herndon, Virginia 20170-4817. Please reference 
``Information Collection 1010-0051'' in your comment and include your 
name and address.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: 30 CFR 250, subpart L, Oil and Gas Production Measurement.
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0051.
    Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended 
(43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq. and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), authorizes the 
Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to prescribe rules and 
regulations to administer leasing of the OCS. Such rules and 
regulations will apply to all operations conducted under a lease. 
Operations on the OCS must preserve, protect, and develop oil and 
natural gas resources in a manner that is consistent with the need to 
make such resources available to meet the Nation's energy needs as 
rapidly as possible; to balance orderly energy resource development 
with protection of human, marine, and coastal environments; to ensure 
the public a fair and equitable

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return on the resources of the OCS; and to preserve and maintain free 
enterprise competition. The Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act 
of 1982 (30 U.S.C. 1701, et seq.) at section 1712(b)(2) prescribes that 
an operator will ``develop and comply with such minimum site security 
measures as the Secretary deems appropriate, to protect oil or gas 
produced or stored on a lease site or on the Outer Continental Shelf 
from theft.'' Regulations at 30 CFR part 250, subpart L, implement 
these statutory requirements. We use the information to ensure that the 
volumes of hydrocarbons produced are measured accurately, and royalties 
are paid on the proper volumes. Specifically, MMS needs the information 
to:
     Determine if measurement equipment is properly installed, 
provides accurate measurement of production on which royalty is due, 
and is operating properly;
     Obtain rates of production data in allocating the volumes 
of production measured at royalty sales meters, which can be examined 
during field inspections;
     Ascertain if all removals of oil and condensate from the 
lease are reported;
     Determine the amount of oil that was shipped when 
measurements are taken by gauging the tanks rather than being measured 
by a meter;
     Ensure that the sales location is secure and production 
cannot be removed without the volumes being recorded; and
     Review proving reports to verify that data on run tickets 
are calculated and reported accurately.
    The MMS will protect information from respondents considered 
proprietary under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its 
implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2) and under regulations at 30 
CFR 250.197, Data and information to be made available to the public or 
for limited inspection, and 30 CFR part 252, OCS Oil and Gas 
Information Program. No items of a sensitive nature are collected. 
Responses are mandatory.
    Frequency: Varies by section, but primarily monthly, or on 
occasion.
    Description of Respondents: Respondents comprise Federal oil, gas 
and sulphur lessees and/or operators.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The estimated 
annual hour burden for this information collection is a total of 32,957 
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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                                                                           Non-hour cost burdens
                                       Reporting or      -------------------------------------------------------
 Citation 30 CFR 250 Subpart L        recordkeeping                                                Annual burden
                                       requirement            Hour burden      Average number of       hours
                                                                               annual  responses     (rounded)
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                                         Liquid Hydrocarbon Measurement
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1202(a)(1), (b)(1); 1203(b)(1);  Submit application for   24.5..............  196 applications..           4,802
 1204(a)(1).                      liquid hydrocarbon or
                                  gas measurement
                                  procedures or changes;
                                  or for commingling of
                                  production or changes.
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Simple.........................                               $1,271 simple fee x 55 applications = $69,905.
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Complex........................                              $3,760 complex fee x 141 applications = $530,160.
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No fee.........................  Submit meter status and  5.................  412 notifications.           2,060
                                  replacement
                                  notifications.
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1202(a)(4).....................  Copy & send pipeline     1.2...............  40 volumes........              48
                                  (retrograde)
                                  condensate volumes
                                  upon request.
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1202(c)(1), (2); 1202(e)(4);     Record observed data,    Respondents record these items as part               0
 1202(h)(1), (2), (3), (4);       correction factors &          of normal business records &
 1202(i)(1)(iv), (2)(iii);        net standard volume on      practices to verify accuracy of
 1202(j).                         royalty meter and tank   production measured for sale purposes
                                  run tickets.
                                 Record master meter
                                  calibration runs.
                                 Record mechanical-
                                  displacement prover,
                                  master meter, or tank
                                  prover proof runs.
                                 Record liquid
                                  hydrocarbon royalty
                                  meter malfunction and
                                  repair or adjustment
                                  on proving report;
                                  record unregistered
                                  production on run
                                  ticket.
                                 List Cpl and Ctl
                                  factors on run tickets.
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1202(c)(4)*....................  Copy & send all liquid   10 minutes........  20,034 tickets....           3,339
                                  hydrocarbon run
                                  tickets monthly.
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1202(d)(4); 1204(b)(1).........  Request approval for     2.................  550 requests......           1,100
                                  proving on a schedule
                                  other than monthly;
                                  request approval for
                                  well testing on a
                                  schedule other than
                                  every 60 days.
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1202(d)(5)*....................  Copy & submit liquid     15 minutes........  8,867 reports/               2,217
                                  hydrocarbon royalty                          requests.
                                  meter proving reports
                                  monthly & request
                                  waiver as needed.
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1202(f)(2)*....................  Copy & submit            16.5 minutes......  74 reports........              20
                                  mechanical-
                                  displacement prover &
                                  tank prover
                                  calibration reports.
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1202(l)(2)*....................  Copy & submit royalty    45 minutes........  8 charts..........               6
                                  tank calibration
                                  charts before using
                                  for royalty
                                  measurement.
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1202(l)(3)*....................  Copy & submit inventory  45 minutes........  5 charts..........               4
                                  tank calibration
                                  charts upon request;
                                  retain charts for as
                                  long as tanks are in
                                  use.
                                                          10 minutes........  82 charts.........              14
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    Subtotal................................................................  30,268 responses..   13,610 hours.
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                                       $600,065 non-hour cost burdens.
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                                                 Gas Measurement
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1203(b)(6), (8), (9)*..........  Copy & submit gas        15 minutes........  21,792 Statements.           5,448
                                  quality and volume
                                  statements monthly or
                                  as requested (most
                                  will be routine; few
                                  will take longer).
                                                          36 minutes........  48................              29
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1203(c)(1).....................  Request approval for     1.2...............  546 requests......             655
                                  proving on a schedule
                                  other than monthly.
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1203(c)(4)*....................  Copy & submit gas meter  13 minutes........  44 reports........              10
                                  calibration reports
                                  upon request; retain
                                  for 2 years.
                                                          7.5 minutes.......  19,290 reports....           2,411
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1203(e)(1)*....................  Copy & submit gas        1.2...............  4 records.........               5
                                  processing plant
                                  records upon request.
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1203(f)(5).....................  Copy & submit measuring  42 minutes........  24 records........              17
                                  records of gas lost or
                                  used on lease upon
                                  request.
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    Subtotal................................................................  41,748 responses..    8,575 hours.
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                                               Surface Commingling
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1204(a)(2).....................  Provide state            6.................  1 report..........               6
                                  production volumetric
                                  and/or fractional
                                  analysis data upon
                                  request.
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1205(a)(2).....................  Post signs at royalty    2.................  85 signs..........             170
                                  or inventory tank used
                                  in royalty
                                  determination process.
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1205(a)(4).....................  Report security          18 minutes........  2 calls...........               1
                                  problems (telephone).
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    Subtotal................................................................  88 responses......      177 hours.
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                                         Miscellaneous and Recordkeeping
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1200 thru 1205.................  General departure and    1.3...............  60 requests.......              78
                                  alternative compliance
                                  requests not
                                  specifically covered
                                  elsewhere in subpart L.
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1202(e)(6).....................  Retain master meter      23 minutes........  1,420.............             544
                                  calibration reports
                                  for 2 years.
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1202(k)(5).....................  Retain liquid            10 minutes........  10,875............           1,813
                                  hydrocarbon allocation
                                  meter proving reports
                                  for 2 years.
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1203(f)(4).....................  Document & retain        15 minutes........  4,045.............           1,011
                                  measurement records on
                                  gas lost or used on
                                  lease for 2 years at
                                  field location and
                                  minimum 7 years at
                                  location of
                                  respondent's choice.
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1204(b)(3).....................  Retain well test data    6.7 minutes.......  57,400............           6,410
                                  for 2 years.
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1205(b)(3), (4)................  Retain seal number       5 minutes.........  8,870.............             739
                                  lists for 2 years.
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    Subtotal................................................................  82,670 responses..   10,595 hours.
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    Total Burden............................................................  154,774 responses.   32,957 hours.
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                                       $600,065 Non-Hour Cost Burdens.
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    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have 
identified two non-hour cost burdens, both of which are cost recovery 
fees. Note that the actual fee amounts are specified in 30 CFR 250.125, 
which provide a consolidated table of all the fees required under the 
30 CFR part 250 regulations. The non-hour cost burden total in this 
collection of information is an estimated $600,065. The cost burdens 
are for: (1) Filing fees associated with submitting requests for 
approval of simple applications (applications to temporarily reroute 
production (for a duration not to exceed 6 months); production tests 
prior to pipeline construction; departures related to meter proving, 
well testing, or sampling frequency ($1,271 per application)) or, (2) 
submitting a request for approval of a complex application (creation of 
new facility measurement points (FMPs); association of leases or units 
with existing FMPs; inclusion of production from additional structures; 
meter updates which add buyback gas meters or pigging meters; other 
applications which request deviations from the approved allocation 
procedures ($3,760 per application)).
    We have not identified any other non-hour paperwork cost burdens 
associated with this collection of information.
    Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) 
provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 
Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated 
to respond.
    Comments: Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et 
seq.) requires each agency ``* * * to provide notice * * * and 
otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies 
concerning each proposed collection of information * * *'' Agencies 
must specifically solicit comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to 
perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) 
evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, 
usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 
minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    To comply with the public consultation process, on November 3, 
2009, we published a Federal Register notice (74 FR 56858) announcing 
that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided 
the required 60-day comment period. In addition, Sec.  250.199 provides 
the OMB control number for the information collection requirements 
imposed by the 30 CFR 250 regulations. The regulation also informs the 
public that they may comment at any time on the collections of 
information and provides the address to which they should send 
comments. We have received no comments in response to these efforts.
    If you wish to comment in response to this notice, you may send 
your comments to the offices listed under the ADDRESSES section of this 
notice. The OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the 
information collection but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, to 
ensure maximum consideration, OMB should receive public comments by 
June 18, 2010.
    Public Availability of Comments: Before including your address, 
phone number, email 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 1, 2010.
Doug Slitor,
Acting Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
[FR Doc. 2010-11921 Filed 5-18-10; 8:45 am]
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