BOEMRE Information Collection Activity: Geological and Geophysical (G&G) Explorations of the OCS, Revision of a Collection; Comment Request, 38412-38414 [2011-16438]

Download as PDF 38412 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 126 / Thursday, June 30, 2011 / Notices 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, 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. BOEMRE Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz (703) 787–1025. Dated: June 21, 2011. Doug Slitor, Acting Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. 2011–16442 Filed 6–29–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Docket ID No. BOEM–2011–0036] BOEMRE Information Collection Activity: Geological and Geophysical (G&G) Explorations of the OCS, Revision of a Collection; Comment Request Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), Interior. ACTION: Notice of a revision of an information collection. AGENCY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), BOEMRE 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 for Geological and Geophysical (G&G) Explorations of the Outer Continental Shelf, and in particular, we are revising BOEMRE Form MMS–0327 to adapt to new advances in technology (digital options) and clarifying requirements for environmental compliance. DATES: Submit written comments by August 29, 2011. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Jun 29, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 and form that requires the subject collection of information. Also, you can view or print the form via regulations.gov. See the instructions listed in the ADDRESSES section. 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 BOEM– 2011–0036 then click search. Follow the instructions to submit public comments and view supporting and related materials available for this collection. BOEMRE will post all comments. • E-mail cheryl.blundon@boemre.gov. Mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the Interior; Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement; Attention: Cheryl Blundon; 381 Elden Street, MS–4024; Herndon, Virginia 20170–4817. Please reference ICR 1010–0048 in your comment and include your name and return address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR Part 251, Geological and Geophysical (G&G) Explorations of the Outer Continental Shelf. BOEMRE Form(s): MMS–0327. OMB Control Number: 1010–0048. Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq. and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), authorizes the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to prescribe rules and regulations to administer leasing of the OCS. Such rules and regulations will apply to all operations conducted under a lease. Operations on the OCS must preserve, protect, and develop oil and natural gas resources in a manner that is consistent with the need to make such resources available to meet the Nation’s energy needs as rapidly as possible; to balance orderly energy resource development with protection of human, marine, and coastal environments; to ensure the public a fair and equitable return on the resources of the OCS; and to preserve and maintain free enterprise competition. The OCS Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1340) also states that ‘‘any person authorized by the Secretary may conduct geological and geophysical explorations in the [O]uter Continental Shelf, which do not interfere with or endanger actual operations under any lease maintained or granted pursuant to this OCS Lands Act, and which are not unduly harmful to aquatic life in such area.’’ The section PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 further requires that permits to conduct such activities may only be issued if it is determined that the applicant is qualified; the activities are not polluting, hazardous, or unsafe; they do not interfere with other users of the area; and do not disturb a site, structure, or object of historical or archaeological significance. Applicants for permits are required to submit BOEMRE Form MMS–0327 to provide the information necessary to evaluate their qualifications. The OCS Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1352) further requires that certain costs be reimbursed to the parties submitting required G&G information and data. Under the OCS Lands Act, permittees are to be reimbursed for the costs of reproducing any G&G data required to be submitted. Permittees are to be reimbursed also for the reasonable cost of processing geophysical information required to be submitted when processing is in a form or manner required by the Director of BOEMRE and is not used in the normal conduct of the business of the permittee. The Independent Offices Appropriations Act (31 U.S.C. 9701), the Omnibus Appropriations Bill (Pub. L. 104–133, 110 Stat. 1321, April 26, 1996), and OMB Circular A–25, authorize Federal agencies to recover the full cost of services that confer special benefits. Under the Department of the Interior’s implementing policy, BOEMRE is required to charge the full cost for services that provide special benefits or privileges to an identifiable non-Federal recipient above and beyond those that accrue to the public at large. The G&G permits are subject to cost recovery, and BOEMRE regulations specify the filing fee for the application. Regulations at 30 CFR part 251 implement these statutory requirements. We use the information to ensure there is no environmental degradation, personal harm or unsafe operations and conditions, damage to historical or archaeological sites, or interference with other uses; to analyze and evaluate preliminary or planned drilling activities; to monitor progress and activities in the OCS; to acquire G&G data and information collected under a Federal permit offshore; and to determine eligibility for reimbursement from the government for certain costs. The information is necessary to determine if the applicants for permits or filers of notices meet the qualifications specified by the OCS Lands Act. BOEMRE uses information collected to understand the G&G characteristics of oil- and gas-bearing physiographic regions of the OCS. It aids the Secretary in obtaining a proper E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 126 / Thursday, June 30, 2011 / Notices balance among the potentials for environmental damage, the discovery of oil and gas, and adverse impacts on affected coastal States. Information from permittees is necessary to determine the propriety and amount of reimbursement. Also, we are revising BOEMRE Form MMS–0327 to adapt to new advances in technology (electronic options) and clarifying requirements for environmental compliance. We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary according to the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2), the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (30 U.S.C. 1733), and under regulations at 30 CFR parts 250, 251, and 252. No items of a sensitive nature are collected. Responses are mandatory. Frequency: On occasion, annual; and as specified in permits. Description of Respondents: Potential respondents comprise Federal OCS oil, gas, and sulphur permittees or notice filers. 38413 Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The currently approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 1,246 hours. The following chart details the individual components and respective 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. Hour burden Citation 30 CFR 251 Reporting and recordkeeping requirement Non-hour cost burden 30 CFR 251.1 through 251.6 251.4(a), (b); 251.5(a), (b), (d); 251.6; 251.7. Apply for permits (BOEMRE Form MMS–0327) to conduct G&G exploration, including deep stratigraphic tests/revisions when necessary. 251.4(b); 251.5(c), (d); 251.6 ................... File notices to conduct scientific research activities, including notice to BOEMRE prior to beginning and after concluding activities. Notify BOEMRE if specific actions should occur; report archaeological resources (no instances reported since 1982). 251.6(b); 251.7(b)(5) ................................. 3 $2,012 application fee. 1 1 30 CFR 251.7 through 251.9 251.7 ......................................................... 251.7(c) ..................................................... 251.7(d) ..................................................... 251.8(a) ..................................................... 251.8(b), (c) .............................................. 251.9(c) ..................................................... Submit information on test drilling activities under a permit, including BOEMRE Forms MMS–0123 and MMS–0123S. Burden included under 1010–0141. Enter into agreement for group participation in test drilling, including publishing summary statement; provide BOEMRE copy of notice/list of participants (no agreements submitted since 1989). Submit bond(s) on deep stratigraphic test. Burden included under 30 CFR part 256 (1010–0006). Request reimbursement for certain costs associated with BOEMRE inspections (no requests in many years). Submit modifications to, and status/final reports on, activities conducted under a permit. Notify BOEMRE to relinquish a permit ........................................................................ 0 1 0 1 2 1/2 30 CFR 251.10 through 251.13 251.10(c) ................................................... 251.11; 251.12 .......................................... 251.13 ....................................................... File appeals. Exempt under 5 CFR 1320.4(a)(2), (c) .................................................. Notify BOEMRE and submit G&G data and/or information collected under a permit and/or processed by permittees or 3rd parties, including reports, logs or charts, results, analyses, descriptions, etc. Request reimbursement for certain costs associated with reproducing data/information. 0 4 2 30 CFR 251.14 251.14(a) ................................................... 251.14(c)(2) .............................................. 251.14(c)(4) .............................................. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 251.1–251.14 ............................................ Submit comments on BOEMRE intent to disclose data and/or information to the public. Submit comments on BOEMRE intent to disclose data and/or information to an independent contractor/agent. Contractor/agent submits written commitment not to sell, trade, license, or disclose data and/or information without BOEMRE consent. General departure and alternative compliance requests not specifically covered elsewhere in part 251 regulations. 1 1 1 1 Extension for Permit Form & Recordkeeping BOEMRE Permit Form (Form MMS– 0327). 16:24 Jun 29, 2011 Jkt 223001 1 Retain G&G data/information for 10 years and make available to BOEMRE upon request. VerDate Mar<15>2010 Request extension of permit time period ..................................................................... 1 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 38414 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 126 / Thursday, June 30, 2011 / Notices Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have identified one non-hour cost burden for this collection. In § 251.5, BOEMRE charges a $2,012 G&G application fee. We have identified no other non-hour paperwork cost burden. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. Comments: Before submitting an ICR to OMB, PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) requires each agency ‘‘* * * to provide notice * * * and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information * * *’’. Agencies must specifically solicit comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Agencies must also estimate the nonhour 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Jun 29, 2011 Jkt 223001 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, 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. BOEMRE Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz (703) 787–1025. Dated: June 1, 2011. Doug Slitor, Acting Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. 2011–16438 Filed 6–29–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R1–R–2011–N068; 1265–0000–10137– S3] James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge, Honolulu County, HI; Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of our draft comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment (Draft CCP/EA) for the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge), for public review and comment. The Draft CCP/EA describes our proposal for managing the Refuge for the next 15 years. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by August 1, 2011. ADDRESSES: The Draft CCP/EA is available on our Web site: http:// www.fws.gov/jamescampbell/. A limited number of printed and CD–ROM copies of the Draft CCP/EA are available by request. You may request a copy of the Draft CCP/EA or submit comments on it by any of the following methods. E-mail: FW1PlanningComments@fws.gov. Include ‘‘James Campbell Refuge CCP’’ in the subject line of the message. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Fax: Attn: David Ellis, Project Leader, (808) 637–3578. U.S. Mail: David Ellis, Project Leader, O‘ahu National Wildlife Refuge Complex, 66–590 Kamehameha Highway, Room 2C, Hale‘iwa, HI 96712. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Ellis, Project Leader, (808) 637– 6330. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The CCP Process The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd–668ee) (Refuge Administration Act), as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, requires us to develop a CCP for each national wildlife refuge. The purpose for developing a CCP is to provide refuge managers with a 15-year plan for achieving refuge purposes and contributing toward the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System, consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal mandates, and our policies. In addition to outlining broad management direction on conserving wildlife and their habitats, CCPs identify wildlifedependent recreational opportunities available to the public, including opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, and environmental education and interpretation. We will review and update the CCP at least every 15 years in accordance with the Refuge Administration Act. Public Outreach We started the CCP planning process by publishing a Notice of Intent (NOI) in the Federal Register on December 1, 2008 (74 FR 8564), announcing our intention to complete a CCP/EA for the James Campbell and Pearl Harbor National Wildlife Refuges (the Pearl Harbor National Wildlife Refuge CCP was completed in fall 2010). Simultaneously, we released Planning Update 1. We invited the public to two open house meetings and requested public comments in the NOI and Planning Update 1. We held the open house meetings in Pearl City, Hawai‘i, on December 9, 2008; and in Kahuku, Hawai‘i on January 8, 2009. In Planning Update 2, distributed in June 2009, we provided a summary of the comments we received and described Refuge resources. Planning Update 3, distributed in August 2010, provided a preview of the management goals as well as a summary of each management alternative designed to accomplish these goals. All of the public comments we E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement

Docket ID No. BOEM-2011-0036]


BOEMRE Information Collection Activity: Geological and 
Geophysical (G&G) Explorations of the OCS, Revision of a Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement 
(BOEMRE), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of a revision of an information collection.

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SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
BOEMRE 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 for Geological and 
Geophysical (G&G) Explorations of the Outer Continental Shelf, and in 
particular, we are revising BOEMRE Form MMS-0327 to adapt to new 
advances in technology (digital options) and clarifying requirements 
for environmental compliance.

DATES: Submit written comments by August 29, 2011.

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 and form that requires 
the subject collection of information. Also, you can view or print the 
form via regulations.gov. See the instructions listed in the ADDRESSES 
section.

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 BOEM-2011-0036 then click 
search. Follow the instructions to submit public comments and view 
supporting and related materials available for this collection. BOEMRE 
will post all comments.
     E-mail cheryl.blundon@boemre.gov. Mail or hand-carry 
comments to the Department of the Interior; Bureau of Ocean Energy 
Management, Regulation and Enforcement; Attention: Cheryl Blundon; 381 
Elden Street, MS-4024; Herndon, Virginia 20170-4817. Please reference 
ICR 1010-0048 in your comment and include your name and return address.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: 30 CFR Part 251, Geological and Geophysical (G&G) 
Explorations of the Outer Continental Shelf.
    BOEMRE Form(s): MMS-0327.
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0048.
    Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended 
(43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq. and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), authorizes the 
Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to prescribe rules and 
regulations to administer leasing of the OCS. Such rules and 
regulations will apply to all operations conducted under a lease. 
Operations on the OCS must preserve, protect, and develop oil and 
natural gas resources in a manner that is consistent with the need to 
make such resources available to meet the Nation's energy needs as 
rapidly as possible; to balance orderly energy resource development 
with protection of human, marine, and coastal environments; to ensure 
the public a fair and equitable return on the resources of the OCS; and 
to preserve and maintain free enterprise competition.
    The OCS Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1340) also states that ``any person 
authorized by the Secretary may conduct geological and geophysical 
explorations in the [O]uter Continental Shelf, which do not interfere 
with or endanger actual operations under any lease maintained or 
granted pursuant to this OCS Lands Act, and which are not unduly 
harmful to aquatic life in such area.'' The section further requires 
that permits to conduct such activities may only be issued if it is 
determined that the applicant is qualified; the activities are not 
polluting, hazardous, or unsafe; they do not interfere with other users 
of the area; and do not disturb a site, structure, or object of 
historical or archaeological significance. Applicants for permits are 
required to submit BOEMRE Form MMS-0327 to provide the information 
necessary to evaluate their qualifications.
    The OCS Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1352) further requires that certain 
costs be reimbursed to the parties submitting required G&G information 
and data. Under the OCS Lands Act, permittees are to be reimbursed for 
the costs of reproducing any G&G data required to be submitted. 
Permittees are to be reimbursed also for the reasonable cost of 
processing geophysical information required to be submitted when 
processing is in a form or manner required by the Director of BOEMRE 
and is not used in the normal conduct of the business of the permittee.
    The Independent Offices Appropriations Act (31 U.S.C. 9701), the 
Omnibus Appropriations Bill (Pub. L. 104-133, 110 Stat. 1321, April 26, 
1996), and OMB Circular A-25, authorize Federal agencies to recover the 
full cost of services that confer special benefits. Under the 
Department of the Interior's implementing policy, BOEMRE is required to 
charge the full cost for services that provide special benefits or 
privileges to an identifiable non-Federal recipient above and beyond 
those that accrue to the public at large. The G&G permits are subject 
to cost recovery, and BOEMRE regulations specify the filing fee for the 
application.
    Regulations at 30 CFR part 251 implement these statutory 
requirements. We use the information to ensure there is no 
environmental degradation, personal harm or unsafe operations and 
conditions, damage to historical or archaeological sites, or 
interference with other uses; to analyze and evaluate preliminary or 
planned drilling activities; to monitor progress and activities in the 
OCS; to acquire G&G data and information collected under a Federal 
permit offshore; and to determine eligibility for reimbursement from 
the government for certain costs. The information is necessary to 
determine if the applicants for permits or filers of notices meet the 
qualifications specified by the OCS Lands Act. BOEMRE uses information 
collected to understand the G&G characteristics of oil- and gas-bearing 
physiographic regions of the OCS. It aids the Secretary in obtaining a 
proper

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balance among the potentials for environmental damage, the discovery of 
oil and gas, and adverse impacts on affected coastal States. 
Information from permittees is necessary to determine the propriety and 
amount of reimbursement. Also, we are revising BOEMRE Form MMS-0327 to 
adapt to new advances in technology (electronic options) and clarifying 
requirements for environmental compliance.
    We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary 
according to the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its 
implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2), the Federal Oil and Gas 
Royalty Management Act of 1982 (30 U.S.C. 1733), and under regulations 
at 30 CFR parts 250, 251, and 252.
    No items of a sensitive nature are collected. Responses are 
mandatory.
    Frequency: On occasion, annual; and as specified in permits.
    Description of Respondents: Potential respondents comprise Federal 
OCS oil, gas, and sulphur permittees or notice filers.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The currently 
approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 1,246 hours. 
The following chart details the individual components and respective 
burden estimates of this ICR. In calculating the burdens, we assumed 
that respondents perform certain requirements in the normal course of 
their activities. We consider these to be usual and customary and took 
that into account in estimating the burden.

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                                                            Hour burden
                                      Reporting and      ---------------
      Citation 30 CFR 251             recordkeeping        Non-hour cost
                                       requirement            burden
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                       30 CFR 251.1 through 251.6
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251.4(a), (b); 251.5(a), (b),    Apply for permits                     3
 (d); 251.6; 251.7.               (BOEMRE Form MMS-0327)          $2,012
                                  to conduct G&G             application
                                  exploration, including            fee.
                                  deep stratigraphic
                                  tests/revisions when
                                  necessary.
251.4(b); 251.5(c), (d); 251.6.  File notices to conduct               1
                                  scientific research
                                  activities, including
                                  notice to BOEMRE prior
                                  to beginning and after
                                  concluding activities.
251.6(b); 251.7(b)(5)..........  Notify BOEMRE if                      1
                                  specific actions
                                  should occur; report
                                  archaeological
                                  resources (no
                                  instances reported
                                  since 1982).
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                       30 CFR 251.7 through 251.9
------------------------------------------------------------------------
251.7..........................  Submit information on                 0
                                  test drilling
                                  activities under a
                                  permit, including
                                  BOEMRE Forms MMS-0123
                                  and MMS-0123S. Burden
                                  included under 1010-
                                  0141.
251.7(c).......................  Enter into agreement                  1
                                  for group
                                  participation in test
                                  drilling, including
                                  publishing summary
                                  statement; provide
                                  BOEMRE copy of notice/
                                  list of participants
                                  (no agreements
                                  submitted since 1989).
251.7(d).......................  Submit bond(s) on deep                0
                                  stratigraphic test.
                                  Burden included under
                                  30 CFR part 256 (1010-
                                  0006).
251.8(a).......................  Request reimbursement                 1
                                  for certain costs
                                  associated with BOEMRE
                                  inspections (no
                                  requests in many
                                  years).
251.8(b), (c)..................  Submit modifications                  2
                                  to, and status/final
                                  reports on, activities
                                  conducted under a
                                  permit.
251.9(c).......................  Notify BOEMRE to                    1/2
                                  relinquish a permit.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                      30 CFR 251.10 through 251.13
------------------------------------------------------------------------
251.10(c)......................  File appeals. Exempt                  0
                                  under 5 CFR
                                  1320.4(a)(2), (c).
251.11; 251.12.................  Notify BOEMRE and                     4
                                  submit G&G data and/or
                                  information collected
                                  under a permit and/or
                                  processed by
                                  permittees or 3rd
                                  parties, including
                                  reports, logs or
                                  charts, results,
                                  analyses,
                                  descriptions, etc.
251.13.........................  Request reimbursement                 2
                                  for certain costs
                                  associated with
                                  reproducing data/
                                  information.
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                              30 CFR 251.14
------------------------------------------------------------------------
251.14(a)......................  Submit comments on                    1
                                  BOEMRE intent to
                                  disclose data and/or
                                  information to the
                                  public.
251.14(c)(2)...................  Submit comments on                    1
                                  BOEMRE intent to
                                  disclose data and/or
                                  information to an
                                  independent contractor/
                                  agent.
251.14(c)(4)...................  Contractor/agent                      1
                                  submits written
                                  commitment not to
                                  sell, trade, license,
                                  or disclose data and/
                                  or information without
                                  BOEMRE consent.
251.1-251.14...................  General departure and                 1
                                  alternative compliance
                                  requests not
                                  specifically covered
                                  elsewhere in part 251
                                  regulations.
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                Extension for Permit Form & Recordkeeping
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOEMRE Permit Form (Form MMS-    Request extension of                  1
 0327).                           permit time period.
                                 Retain G&G data/                      1
                                  information for 10
                                  years and make
                                  available to BOEMRE
                                  upon request.
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    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have 
identified one non-hour cost burden for this collection. In Sec.  
251.5, BOEMRE charges a $2,012 G&G application fee. We have identified 
no other non-hour paperwork cost burden.
    Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) 
provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 
Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated 
to respond.
    Comments: Before submitting an ICR to OMB, PRA section 
3506(c)(2)(A) requires each agency ``* * * to provide notice * * * and 
otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies 
concerning each proposed collection of information * * *''. Agencies 
must specifically solicit comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to 
perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) 
evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, 
usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 
minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Agencies must also estimate the non-hour 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, 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.
    BOEMRE Information Collection Clearance Officer: Arlene Bajusz 
(703) 787-1025.

    Dated: June 1, 2011.
Doug Slitor,
Acting Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
[FR Doc. 2011-16438 Filed 6-29-11; 8:45 am]
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