Information Collection: Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for Offshore Facilities; Submitted for OMB Review; Comment Request, 66763-66765 [2013-26591]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 6, 2013 / Notices including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: November 1, 2013. Alma Ripps, Chief, Office of Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–26597 Filed 11–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DL–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–NERO–CACO–14058; PPNECACOS0, PPMPSD1Z.YM0000] Notice of December 2, 2013, Meeting for Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Meeting notice. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the date of the 291st Meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission. SUMMARY: The public meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission will be held on Monday, December 2, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. (EASTERN). DATES: The Commission members will meet in the conference room at park headquarters, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, Massachusetts 02667. The two-hundred and ninety first meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission will take place on Monday, December 2, 2013, at 1:00 p.m., in the conference room at park headquarters, 99 Marconi Station, in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to discuss the following: 1. Adoption of Agenda 2. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting (September 9, 2013) 3. Reports of Officers 4. Reports of Subcommittees Update of Pilgrim Nuclear Plant Emergency Planning Subcommittee 5. 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Adjournment Further information concerning the meeting may be obtained from George E. Price, Jr., Superintendent, Cape Cod National Seashore, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, Massachusetts 02667, or via telephone at (508) 771–2144. The Commission was reestablished pursuant to Public Law 87–126 as amended by Public Law 105–280. The purpose of the Commission is to consult with the Secretary of the Interior, or her designee, with respect to matters relating to the development of Cape Cod National Seashore, and with respect to carrying out the provisions of sections 4 and 5 of the Act establishing the Seashore. The meeting is open to the public. It is expected that 15 persons will be able to attend the meeting in addition to Commission members. Interested persons may make oral presentations to the Commission during the business meeting or file written statements. Such requests should be made to the park superintendent prior to the meeting. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: October 30, 2013. Alma Ripps, Chief, Office of Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–26515 Filed 11–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–WV–P PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66763 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management [OMB Number 1010–0106] [MMAA104000] Information Collection: Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for Offshore Facilities; Submitted for OMB Review; Comment Request ACTION: 30-Day notice. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is notifying the public that we have submitted an information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements for 30 CFR 553, Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for Offshore Facilities, as well as the revised forms. This notice provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection. DATES: Submit written comments by December 6, 2013 ADDRESSES: Submit comments on this ICR to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at OMB– OIRA at (202) 395–5806 (fax) or OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov (email). Please provide a copy of your comments to the BOEM Information Collection Clearance Officer, Arlene Bajusz, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 381 Elden Street, HM–3127, Herndon, Virginia 20170 (mail) or arlene.bajusz@boem.gov (email). Please reference ICR 1010–0106 in your comment and include your name and return address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlene Bajusz, Office of Policy, Regulations, and Analysis at (703) 787– 1025 (phone). You may review the ICR and revised forms online at http:// www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 1010–0106. Title: 30 CFR 553, Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for Offshore Facilities. Forms: BOEM–1016 through 1023 and BOEM–1025. Abstract: This information collection request addresses the regulations at 30 CFR 553, Oil Spill Financial Responsibility (OSFR) for Offshore Facilities, including any supplementary notices to lessees and operators that provide clarification, description, or explanation of these regulations, and E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1 66764 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 6, 2013 / Notices forms BOEM–1016 through 1023 and BOEM–1025. The BOEM uses the information collected under 30 CFR 553 to verify compliance with section 1016 of the Oil Pollution Act, as amended (OPA). The information is necessary to confirm that applicants can pay for cleanup and damages resulting from oil spills and other hydrocarbon discharges that originate from Covered Offshore Facilities (COFs). We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary respondents will be the designated applicants’ insurance agents and brokers, bonding companies, and guarantors. Some respondents may also be claimants. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The estimated annual hour burden for this collection is 22,132 hours. The following table details the individual components and respective hour burden estimates of this ICR. 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 550.197, ‘‘Data and information to be made available to the public or for limited inspection.’’ No items of a sensitive nature are collected. Responses are mandatory. Frequency: On occasion or annual. Description of Respondents: Holders of leases, permits, and rights of use and easement in the Outer Continental Shelf and in State coastal waters who will appoint designated applicants. Other BURDEN BREAKDOWN Average number of annual reponses Annual burden hours The burdens for all references to submitting evidence of OSFR, as well as required or supporting information, are covered with the forms below. 0 Citation 30 CFR 553 Reporting requirement* Various sections. ................................ Hour burden Applicability and Amount of OSFR 11(a)(1); 40; 41 .................................. 15 ........................................................ 15(f) .................................................... Form BOEM–1016—Designated Applicant Information Certification. Form BOEM–1017—Appointment of Designated Applicant. Form BOEM–1025—Independent Designated Applicant Information Certification. Request for determination of OSFR applicability. Provide required and supporting information. Notify BOEM of change in ability to comply ............... Provide claimant written explanation of denial ........... Subtotal ....................................... ..................................................................................... 11(a)(1); 40; 41 .................................. 11(a)(2) ............................................... 12 ........................................................ 1 200 200 9 600 5,400 1 200 200 2 5 10 1 1 1 15 1 15 ........................ 1,021 5,826 Methods for Demonstrating OSFR 21; 22; 23; 24; 26; 27; 30; 40; 41; 43 29; 40; 41; 43 ..................................... 31; 40; 41; 43 ..................................... 32 ........................................................ Subtotal ....................................... Form BOEM–1018—Self-Insurance Information, including renewals. Form BOEM–1023—Financial Guarantee .................. Form BOEM–1019—Insurance Certificate ................. Form BOEM–1020—Surety Bond .............................. Proposal and supporting information for alternative method to evidence OSFR (anticipate no proposals, but regulations provide the opportunity). 1 50 50 1.5 120 24 120 25 120 4 1 38 14,400 96 120 ..................................................................................... ........................ 200 14,704 Requirements for Submitting OSFR Information 40; 41; 43 ........................................... 40; 41; 42 ........................................... Form BOEM–1021—Covered Offshore Facilities ...... Form BOEM–1022—Covered Offshore Facility Changes. 6 1 200 400 1,200 400 Subtotal ....................................... ..................................................................................... ........................ 600 1,600 Subpart F ............................................ Claims: BOEM is not involved in the claims process. Assessment of burden for claims against the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund (30 CFR parts 135, 136, 137) falls under the responsibility of the U.S. Coast Guard. 0 60(d) ................................................... Claimant request for BOEM assistance to determine whether a guarantor may be liable for a claim. 2 1 2 Subtotal ....................................... ..................................................................................... ........................ 1 2 Total Burden ........................ ..................................................................................... ........................ 1,822 22,132 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Claims for Oil-Spill Removal Costs and Damages * In the future, BOEM may require specified electronic filing of financial/bonding submissions. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:25 Nov 05, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 6, 2013 / Notices In this renewal, BOEM is splitting the function of some forms and revising others to clarify the responsibilities and financial obligations of responsible parties and applicants, as described in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, and to better align the terminology and liability with the provisions of OPA. These revisions will better protect the Federal Government from potential disputes and litigation by clarifying that the primary relationship is between the responsible party and guarantor and that the designated applicant/operator is intended to function primarily in an administrative capacity. The revised forms can be viewed online at http://www.reginfo.gov or in the August 6, 2013, Federal Register notice (78 FR 47724). Form BOEM–1016, Designated Applicant Information Certification. This form remains essentially the same except for updating the choices of forms and clarifying the administrative role of the designated applicant. No change in the 1-hour burden is expected. Form BOEM–1017, Appointment of Designated Applicant. This form remains essentially the same except for changing the title, clarifying the administrative role of the designated applicant, and adding a column to record depth ranges, when applicable. No change in the 9-hour burden is expected. Form BOEM–1018, Self-Insurance Information. The original form posed potential confusion because it served two purposes, both to provide evidence of self-insurance (for responsible parties) and as an indemnity (executed by persons other than the responsible party). Thus, the form has been split into two forms (BOEM–1018 and BOEM–1023). BOEM–1018 focuses on self-insurance only and is reworded to more closely align with the requirements of OPA, adding an agreement to update/renew expiring or terminated instruments and a signature section. No change in the 1-hour burden is expected. Form BOEM–1019, Insurance Certificate. The language and agreements in this form have been reworded for compliance with OPA, to clarify that the insurer is responsible for OPA liabilities of the responsible parties, and to add an agreement to update/renew expiring or terminated instruments. No change in the 120-hour burden is expected. Form BOEM–1020, Surety Bond. The language and agreements in this form have been reworded for compliance with OPA, to clarify that the Surety is responsible for OPA liabilities of the responsible parties, and to add an VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:25 Nov 05, 2013 Jkt 232001 agreement to update/renew expiring or terminated instruments. No change in the 24-hour burden is expected. Forms BOEM–1021, Covered Offshore Facilities, and BOEM–1022, Covered Offshore Facility Changes. These forms remain essentially the same except for rewording of the subtitles to match the other forms and adding a provision for rights-of-way. There is no change in the 1-hour burden for BOEM–1022; however, based on respondent input we are increasing the burden for BOEM– 1021 from 3 to 6 hours. Form BOEM–1023, Financial Guarantee. This new form replaces the indemnity agreement (previously part of BOEM–1018) with a provision that an affiliated firm, such as a corporate parent, may promise to satisfy any claims against the responsible parties. It also adds an agreement to update/renew expiring or terminated instruments and a signature section. The hour burden is estimated as 1.5 hours. Form BOEM–1025, Independent Designated Applicant Information Certification. This new form allows a designated applicant, who is not also a responsible party, to continue to agree to be jointly and severally liable under OPA until BOEM promulgates regulations that will repeal this requirement. We estimate the burden hour to be 1 hour. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have identified no reporting and recordkeeping 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: 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 collection is necessary or useful; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the burden estimates; (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 technology. To comply with the public consultation process, on May 1, 2013, BOEM published a Federal Register notice (78 FR 25472) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66765 approval. On August 6, 2013, we published a supplementary notice (78 FR 47724) requesting public comment on the revised forms. These notices each provided the required 60-day comment period. We received one comment from the Marine Mammal Commission, which expressed support for BOEM’s required information collection as part of a comprehensive Federal/State oil spill response program. 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. Dated: October 24, 2013. Deanna Meyer-Pietruszka, Chief, Office of Policy, Regulations, and Analysis. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

[OMB Number 1010-0106] [MMAA104000]


Information Collection: Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for 
Offshore Facilities; Submitted for OMB Review; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day notice.

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SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is notifying the public that 
we have submitted an information collection request (ICR) to the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information 
collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements for 30 CFR 
553, Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for Offshore Facilities, as 
well as the revised forms. This notice provides the public a second 
opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection.

DATES: Submit written comments by December 6, 2013

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on this ICR to the Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior at OMB-OIRA at (202) 395-5806 (fax) or 
OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov (email). Please provide a copy of your 
comments to the BOEM Information Collection Clearance Officer, Arlene 
Bajusz, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 381 Elden Street, HM-3127, 
Herndon, Virginia 20170 (mail) or arlene.bajusz@boem.gov (email). 
Please reference ICR 1010-0106 in your comment and include your name 
and return address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlene Bajusz, Office of Policy, 
Regulations, and Analysis at (703) 787-1025 (phone). You may review the 
ICR and revised forms online at http://www.reginfo.gov. Follow the 
instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under 
review by OMB.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0106.
    Title: 30 CFR 553, Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for Offshore 
Facilities.
    Forms: BOEM-1016 through 1023 and BOEM-1025.
    Abstract: This information collection request addresses the 
regulations at 30 CFR 553, Oil Spill Financial Responsibility (OSFR) 
for Offshore Facilities, including any supplementary notices to lessees 
and operators that provide clarification, description, or explanation 
of these regulations, and

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forms BOEM-1016 through 1023 and BOEM-1025.
    The BOEM uses the information collected under 30 CFR 553 to verify 
compliance with section 1016 of the Oil Pollution Act, as amended 
(OPA). The information is necessary to confirm that applicants can pay 
for cleanup and damages resulting from oil spills and other hydrocarbon 
discharges that originate from Covered Offshore Facilities (COFs).
    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 550.197, ``Data and information to be made available to the public 
or for limited inspection.'' No items of a sensitive nature are 
collected. Responses are mandatory.
    Frequency: On occasion or annual.
    Description of Respondents: Holders of leases, permits, and rights 
of use and easement in the Outer Continental Shelf and in State coastal 
waters who will appoint designated applicants. Other respondents will 
be the designated applicants' insurance agents and brokers, bonding 
companies, and guarantors. Some respondents may also be claimants.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The estimated 
annual hour burden for this collection is 22,132 hours. The following 
table details the individual components and respective hour burden 
estimates of this ICR.

                                                Burden Breakdown
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                  Average number
        Citation 30 CFR 553             Reporting requirement*      Hour burden      of annual     Annual burden
                                                                                     reponses          hours
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Various sections...................    The burdens for all references to submitting evidence of                0
                                       OSFR, as well as required or supporting information, are
                                                     covered with the forms below.
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                                        Applicability and Amount of OSFR
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
11(a)(1); 40; 41...................  Form BOEM-1016--Designated                1             200             200
                                      Applicant Information
                                      Certification.
11(a)(1); 40; 41...................  Form BOEM-1017--Appointment               9             600           5,400
                                      of Designated Applicant.
11(a)(2)...........................  Form BOEM-1025--Independent               1             200             200
                                      Designated Applicant
                                      Information Certification.
12.................................  Request for determination                 2               5              10
                                      of OSFR applicability.
                                      Provide required and
                                      supporting information.
15.................................  Notify BOEM of change in                  1               1               1
                                      ability to comply.
15(f)..............................  Provide claimant written                  1              15              15
                                      explanation of denial.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Subtotal.......................  ...........................  ..............           1,021           5,826
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                         Methods for Demonstrating OSFR
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
21; 22; 23; 24; 26; 27; 30; 40; 41;  Form BOEM-1018--Self-                     1              50              50
 43.                                  Insurance Information,
                                      including renewals.
                                     Form BOEM-1023--Financial               1.5              25              38
                                      Guarantee.
29; 40; 41; 43.....................  Form BOEM-1019--Insurance               120             120          14,400
                                      Certificate.
31; 40; 41; 43.....................  Form BOEM-1020--Surety Bond              24               4              96
32.................................  Proposal and supporting                 120               1             120
                                      information for
                                      alternative method to
                                      evidence OSFR (anticipate
                                      no proposals, but
                                      regulations provide the
                                      opportunity).
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Subtotal.......................  ...........................  ..............             200          14,704
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                                  Requirements for Submitting OSFR Information
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40; 41; 43.........................  Form BOEM-1021--Covered                   6             200           1,200
                                      Offshore Facilities.
40; 41; 42.........................  Form BOEM-1022--Covered                   1             400             400
                                      Offshore Facility Changes.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Subtotal.......................  ...........................  ..............             600           1,600
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                                 Claims for Oil-Spill Removal Costs and Damages
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Subpart F..........................      Claims: BOEM is not involved in the claims process.                   0
                                         Assessment of burden for claims against the Oil Spill
                                        Liability Trust Fund (30 CFR parts 135, 136, 137) falls
                                           under the responsibility of the U.S. Coast Guard.
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60(d)..............................  Claimant request for BOEM                 2               1               2
                                      assistance to determine
                                      whether a guarantor may be
                                      liable for a claim.
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Subtotal.......................  ...........................  ..............               1               2
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
        Total Burden...............  ...........................  ..............           1,822         22,132
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* In the future, BOEM may require specified electronic filing of financial/bonding submissions.


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    In this renewal, BOEM is splitting the function of some forms and 
revising others to clarify the responsibilities and financial 
obligations of responsible parties and applicants, as described in the 
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, and to better align the terminology 
and liability with the provisions of OPA. These revisions will better 
protect the Federal Government from potential disputes and litigation 
by clarifying that the primary relationship is between the responsible 
party and guarantor and that the designated applicant/operator is 
intended to function primarily in an administrative capacity.
    The revised forms can be viewed online at http://www.reginfo.gov or 
in the August 6, 2013, Federal Register notice (78 FR 47724).
    Form BOEM-1016, Designated Applicant Information Certification. 
This form remains essentially the same except for updating the choices 
of forms and clarifying the administrative role of the designated 
applicant. No change in the 1-hour burden is expected.
    Form BOEM-1017, Appointment of Designated Applicant. This form 
remains essentially the same except for changing the title, clarifying 
the administrative role of the designated applicant, and adding a 
column to record depth ranges, when applicable. No change in the 9-hour 
burden is expected.
    Form BOEM-1018, Self-Insurance Information. The original form posed 
potential confusion because it served two purposes, both to provide 
evidence of self-insurance (for responsible parties) and as an 
indemnity (executed by persons other than the responsible party). Thus, 
the form has been split into two forms (BOEM-1018 and BOEM-1023). BOEM-
1018 focuses on self-insurance only and is reworded to more closely 
align with the requirements of OPA, adding an agreement to update/renew 
expiring or terminated instruments and a signature section. No change 
in the 1-hour burden is expected.
    Form BOEM-1019, Insurance Certificate. The language and agreements 
in this form have been reworded for compliance with OPA, to clarify 
that the insurer is responsible for OPA liabilities of the responsible 
parties, and to add an agreement to update/renew expiring or terminated 
instruments. No change in the 120-hour burden is expected.
    Form BOEM-1020, Surety Bond. The language and agreements in this 
form have been reworded for compliance with OPA, to clarify that the 
Surety is responsible for OPA liabilities of the responsible parties, 
and to add an agreement to update/renew expiring or terminated 
instruments. No change in the 24-hour burden is expected.
    Forms BOEM-1021, Covered Offshore Facilities, and BOEM-1022, 
Covered Offshore Facility Changes. These forms remain essentially the 
same except for rewording of the subtitles to match the other forms and 
adding a provision for rights-of-way. There is no change in the 1-hour 
burden for BOEM-1022; however, based on respondent input we are 
increasing the burden for BOEM-1021 from 3 to 6 hours.
    Form BOEM-1023, Financial Guarantee. This new form replaces the 
indemnity agreement (previously part of BOEM-1018) with a provision 
that an affiliated firm, such as a corporate parent, may promise to 
satisfy any claims against the responsible parties. It also adds an 
agreement to update/renew expiring or terminated instruments and a 
signature section. The hour burden is estimated as 1.5 hours.
    Form BOEM-1025, Independent Designated Applicant Information 
Certification. This new form allows a designated applicant, who is not 
also a responsible party, to continue to agree to be jointly and 
severally liable under OPA until BOEM promulgates regulations that will 
repeal this requirement. We estimate the burden hour to be 1 hour.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have 
identified no reporting and recordkeeping 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: 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 
collection is necessary or useful; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the 
burden estimates; (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 technology.
    To comply with the public consultation process, on May 1, 2013, 
BOEM published a Federal Register notice (78 FR 25472) announcing that 
we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. On August 6, 2013, we 
published a supplementary notice (78 FR 47724) requesting public 
comment on the revised forms. These notices each provided the required 
60-day comment period. We received one comment from the Marine Mammal 
Commission, which expressed support for BOEM's required information 
collection as part of a comprehensive Federal/State oil spill response 
program.
    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.

    Dated: October 24, 2013.
Deanna Meyer-Pietruszka,
Chief, Office of Policy, Regulations, and Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2013-26591 Filed 11-5-13; 8:45 am]
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