BOEMRE Information Collection Activity: 1010-0057, Pollution Prevention and Control, Extension of a Collection; Comment Request, 38410-38412 [2011-16442]

Download as PDF 38410 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 126 / Thursday, June 30, 2011 / Notices Membership, limited to 35 organizations, represents a wide range of water resources interests and functions. Representation on the ACWI includes all levels of government, academia, private industry, and professional and technical societies. For more information on the ACWI, its membership, subgroups, meetings and activities, please see the Web site at: http://ACWI.gov. The formal meeting will convene at 9 a.m. on July 12, 2011, and will adjourn at 5 p.m. on July 13, 2011. DATES: The meeting will be held in the USGS auditorium, located at 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20192. The meeting will also be accessible by teleconference and WebEx. When it is time to attend the meeting, visit this link: https:// usgs.webex.com/usgs/j.php?ED= 157656982&UID=1226445297&RT= MiMxMQ%3D%3D. Teleconference: Dial-In Number—1–877–985–7015. Participant Access Code—9699971# . ADDRESSES: Ms. Wendy E. Norton, ACWI Executive Secretary and Chief, Water Information Coordination Program, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 417, Reston, VA 20192. Telephone: 703– 648–6810; Fax: 703–648–5644; e-mail: wenorton@usgs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This meeting is open to the public. Up to a half hour will be set aside for public comment. Persons wishing to make a brief presentation (up to 5 minutes) are asked to provide a written request with a description of the general subject to Ms. Norton at the above address no later than July 7, 2010. It is requested that 65 copies of a written statement be submitted at the time of the meeting for distribution to members of the ACWI and placement in the official file. Any member of the public may submit written information and (or) comments to Ms. Norton for distribution at the ACWI meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dated: June 24, 2011. Wendy Norton, Chief, Water Information Coordination Program. [FR Doc. 2011–16415 Filed 6–29–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–AM–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Jun 29, 2011 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement [Docket ID No. BOEM–2011–0064] BOEMRE Information Collection Activity: 1010–0057, Pollution Prevention and Control, Extension of a Collection; Comment Request Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), Interior. ACTION: Notice of an extension of an information collection (1010–0057) extension. 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 under Pollution Prevention and Control. 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 regulations that require 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 BOEM– 2011–0064 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 1010–0057 in your comment and include your name and return address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR Part 250, Subpart C, Pollution Prevention and Control. OMB Control Number: 1010–0057. 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 manage the mineral SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 resources of the OCS. Such rules and regulations will apply to all operations conducted under a lease, right-of-use and easement, and pipeline right-ofway. 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. Section 1332(6) states 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.’’ Section 1334(a)(8) requires that regulations prescribed by the Secretary include provisions ‘‘for compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards [NAAQS] pursuant to the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.), to the extent that activities authorized under this Act significantly affect the air quality of any State.’’ Section 1843(b) calls for ‘‘regulations requiring all materials, equipment, tools, containers, and all other items used on the Outer Continental Shelf to be properly color coded, stamped, or labeled, wherever practicable, with the owner’s identification prior to actual use.’’ This is a routine information collection request (ICR) concerning the regulations at 30 CFR part 250, subpart C, Pollution Prevention and Control. It also covers the related Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTLs) that BOEMRE issues to clarify and provide additional guidance on some aspects of the regulations. 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 release.’’ No items of a sensitive nature are collected. Responses are mandatory. Frequency: On occasion, monthly, or annually, daily for inspection recordkeeping; varies by section. E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 38411 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 126 / Thursday, June 30, 2011 / Notices Description of Respondents: Potential respondents comprise Federal OCS oil and gas or sulphur lessees and 17 states. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The currently approved annual reporting Citation 30 CFR 250 subpart C and related NTL(s) burden for this collection is 198,866 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 and recordkeeping requirement Hour burden Pollution Prevention 300(b)(1), (2) .............. 300(c) ......................... 300(d) ......................... Obtain approval to add petroleum-based substance to drilling mud system or approval for method of disposal of drill cuttings, sand, & other well solids, including those containing NORM. Burden covered under 1010–0141 (30 CFR Part 250, Subpart D). Mark items that could snag or damage fishing devices ................................................... Report and record items lost overboard ........................................................................... 0 0.5 1 hr ea × 2 = 2 Inspection of Facilities 301(a) ......................... Inspect drilling/production facilities for pollution; maintain inspection/repair records 2 years. 1/12 hr every 3 days (365/3 = 122) = 10.17 hrs ⁄ hr/day × 365 days=91.25 hrs 14 Facilities described in new or revised EP or DPP 303(a) thru (d), (i), (j); 304(a), (f). 303(k); 304(a), (g) ...... 303(l); 304(h) .............. Submit, modify, or revise Exploration Plans and Development and Production Plans; submit information required under 30 CFR Part 250, Subpart B. Burden covered under 1010–0151 (30 CFR Part 250, Subpart B). Collect and report air quality emissions related data (such as facility, equipment, fuel usage, and other activity information) during the calendar year 2008 for input into State and regional planning organizations modeling. Collect and submit meteorological data (not routinely collected—minimal burden) ......... 0 4 hrs per month × 12 months = 48 1 Existing Facilities 304(a), (f) .................... 304(e)(2) ..................... 304(e)(2) ..................... 304(f) .......................... Affected State may submit request to BOEMRE for basic emission data from existing facilities to update State’s emission inventory. Submit compliance schedule for application of best available control technology (BACT). Apply for suspension of operations. Burden covered under 1010–0114 (30 CFR 250, subpart A). Submit information to demonstrate that exempt facility is not significantly affecting air quality of onshore area of a State. 4 40 0 15 General srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 300–304 ...................... General departure and alternative compliance requests not specifically covered elsewhere in subpart C regulations. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Jun 29, 2011 Jkt 223001 proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Agencies must also estimate the nonhour paperwork cost burdens to respondents or recordkeepers resulting from the collection of information. Therefore, if you have costs to generate, maintain, and disclose this information, you should comment and provide your total capital and startup cost PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2 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 E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement

[Docket ID No. BOEM-2011-0064]


BOEMRE Information Collection Activity: 1010-0057, Pollution 
Prevention and Control, Extension of a Collection; Comment Request

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

ACTION: Notice of an extension of an information collection (1010-0057) 
extension.

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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 under Pollution Prevention 
and Control.

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 regulations that require 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 BOEM-2011-0064 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 1010-0057 in your comment and include your name and return address.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: 30 CFR Part 250, Subpart C, Pollution Prevention and 
Control.
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0057.
    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 manage the mineral resources of the OCS. Such rules and 
regulations will apply to all operations conducted under a lease, 
right-of-use and easement, and pipeline right-of-way. 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.
    Section 1332(6) states 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.'' Section 
1334(a)(8) requires that regulations prescribed by the Secretary 
include provisions ``for compliance with the National Ambient Air 
Quality Standards [NAAQS] pursuant to the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401 
et seq.), to the extent that activities authorized under this Act 
significantly affect the air quality of any State.'' Section 1843(b) 
calls for ``regulations requiring all materials, equipment, tools, 
containers, and all other items used on the Outer Continental Shelf to 
be properly color coded, stamped, or labeled, wherever practicable, 
with the owner's identification prior to actual use.''
    This is a routine information collection request (ICR) concerning 
the regulations at 30 CFR part 250, subpart C, Pollution Prevention and 
Control. It also covers the related Notices to Lessees and Operators 
(NTLs) that BOEMRE issues to clarify and provide additional guidance on 
some aspects of the regulations.
    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 release.'' No items of a sensitive nature are collected. 
Responses are mandatory.
    Frequency: On occasion, monthly, or annually, daily for inspection 
recordkeeping; varies by section.

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    Description of Respondents: Potential respondents comprise Federal 
OCS oil and gas or sulphur lessees and 17 states.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The currently 
approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 198,866 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 and
Citation 30 CFR 250 subpart C       recordkeeping         Hour burden
      and related NTL(s)             requirement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          Pollution Prevention
------------------------------------------------------------------------
300(b)(1), (2)...............  Obtain approval to add  0
                                petroleum-based
                                substance to drilling
                                mud system or
                                approval for method
                                of disposal of drill
                                cuttings, sand, &
                                other well solids,
                                including those
                                containing NORM.
                                Burden covered under
                                1010-0141 (30 CFR
                                Part 250, Subpart D).
300(c).......................  Mark items that could   0.5
                                snag or damage
                                fishing devices.
300(d).......................  Report and record       1 hr ea x 2 = 2
                                items lost overboard.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Inspection of Facilities
------------------------------------------------------------------------
301(a).......................  Inspect drilling/       \1/4\ hr/day x
                                production facilities   365 days=91.25
                                for pollution;          hrs
                                maintain inspection/
                                repair records 2
                                years.
                               1/12 hr every 3 days
                                (365/3 = 122) = 10.17
                                hrs
------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Facilities described in new or revised EP or DPP
------------------------------------------------------------------------
303(a) thru (d), (i), (j);     Submit, modify, or      0
 304(a), (f).                   revise Exploration
                                Plans and Development
                                and Production Plans;
                                submit information
                                required under 30 CFR
                                Part 250, Subpart B.
                                Burden covered under
                                1010-0151 (30 CFR
                                Part 250, Subpart B).
303(k); 304(a), (g)..........  Collect and report air  4 hrs per month x
                                quality emissions       12 months = 48
                                related data (such as
                                facility, equipment,
                                fuel usage, and other
                                activity information)
                                during the calendar
                                year 2008 for input
                                into State and
                                regional planning
                                organizations
                                modeling.
303(l); 304(h)...............  Collect and submit      1
                                meteorological data
                                (not routinely
                                collected--minimal
                                burden).
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                           Existing Facilities
------------------------------------------------------------------------
304(a), (f)..................  Affected State may      4
                                submit request to
                                BOEMRE for basic
                                emission data from
                                existing facilities
                                to update State's
                                emission inventory.
304(e)(2)....................  Submit compliance       40
                                schedule for
                                application of best
                                available control
                                technology (BACT).
304(e)(2)....................  Apply for suspension    0
                                of operations. Burden
                                covered under 1010-
                                0114 (30 CFR 250,
                                subpart A).
304(f).......................  Submit information to   15
                                demonstrate that
                                exempt facility is
                                not significantly
                                affecting air quality
                                of onshore area of a
                                State.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 General
------------------------------------------------------------------------
300-304......................  General departure and   2
                                alternative
                                compliance requests
                                not specifically
                                covered elsewhere in
                                subpart C regulations.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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) 
minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Agencies must also estimate the non-hour paperwork cost burdens to 
respondents or recordkeepers resulting from the collection of 
information. Therefore, if you have costs to generate, maintain, and 
disclose this information, you should comment and provide your total 
capital and startup cost components or annual operation, maintenance, 
and purchase of service components. You should describe the methods you 
use to estimate major cost factors, including system and technology 
acquisition, expected useful life of capital equipment, discount 
rate(s), and the period over which you incur costs. Capital and startup 
costs include, among other items, computers and software you purchase 
to prepare for collecting information, monitoring, and record storage 
facilities. You should not include estimates for equipment or services 
purchased: (i) Before October 1, 1995; (ii) to comply with requirements 
not associated with the information collection; (iii) for reasons other 
than to provide information or keep records for the Government; or (iv) 
as part of

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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.
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