Information Collection Activities: Oil and Gas Well-Workover Operations; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, 68082-68085 [2013-27073]

Download as PDF 68082 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2013 / Notices We display the OMB control number and provide the address to which they should send comments. We have received one comment in response to these efforts; however, it was not germane to the paperwork burdens of this ICR. 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. BSSE Information Collection Clearance Officer: Cheryl Blundon (703) 787–1607. Dated: October 24, 2013. Robert W. Middleton, Deputy Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. 2013–27074 Filed 11–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–VH–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement [Docket ID BSEE–2013–0006; OMB Number 1014–0001; 134E1700D2 EEEE500000 ET1SF0000.DAQ000] Information Collection Activities: Oil and Gas Well-Workover Operations; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request ACTION: 30-Day notice. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under Subpart F, Oil and Gas Well-Workover Operations. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the revised paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. DATES: You must submit comments by December 13, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit comments by either fax (202) 395–5806 or email (OIRA_ Submission@omb.eop.gov) directly to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (1014– 0001). Please provide a copy of your sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Nov 12, 2013 Jkt 232001 comments to Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) by any of the means below. • Electronically: go to http:// www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter BSEE–2013–0006 then click search. Follow the instructions to submit public comments and view all related materials. We will post all comments. • Email: nicole.mason@ bsee.govmailto:cheryl.blundon@ mms.gov, fax (703) 787–1546, or mail or hand-carry comments to: Department of the Interior; Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement; Regulations and Standards Branch; Attention: Nicole Mason; 381 Elden Street, HE3313; Herndon, Virginia 20170–4817. Please reference 1014– 0001 in your comment and include your name and return address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole Mason, Regulations and Standards Branch, (703) 787–1605, to request additional information about this ICR. To see a copy of the entire ICR submitted to OMB, go to http:// www.reginfo.gov (select Information Collection Review, Currently Under Review). Title: 30 CFR Part 250, Subpart F, Oil and Gas Well-Workover Operations. OMB Control Number: 1014–0001 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 to prescribe rules and regulations to administer leasing of mineral resources on the OCS. Such rules and regulations will apply to all operations conducted under a lease, right-of-way, or a right-ofuse and easement. 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. In addition to the general rulemaking authority of the OCSLA at 43 U.S.C. 1334, section 301(a) of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act (FOGRMA), 30 U.S.C. 1751(a), grants authority to the Secretary to prescribe such rules and regulations as are reasonably necessary to carry out FOGRMA’s provisions. While the majority of FOGRMA is directed to PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 royalty collection and enforcement, some provisions apply to offshore operations. For example, section 108 of FOGRMA, 30 U.S.C. 1718, grants the Secretary broad authority to inspect lease sites for the purpose of determining whether there is compliance with the mineral leasing laws. Section 109(c)(2) and (d)(1), 30 U.S.C. 1719(c)(2) and (d)(1), impose substantial civil penalties for failure to permit lawful inspections and for knowing or willful preparation or submission of false, inaccurate, or misleading reports, records, or other information. Because the Secretary has delegated some of the authority under FOGRMA to BSEE, 30 U.S.C. 1751 is included as additional authority for these requirements. These authorities and responsibilities are among those delegated to BSEE. The regulations at 30 CFR Part 250, Subpart F, Oil and Gas Well-Workover Operations are the subject of this collection. This request also covers the related Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTLs) that BSEE issues to clarify, supplement, or provide additional guidance on some aspects of our regulations. The BSEE uses the information collected to analyze and evaluate planned well-workover operations to ensure that these operations result in personnel safety and protection of the environment. They use this evaluation in making decisions to approve, disapprove, or to require modification to the proposed well-workover operations. Specifically, BSEE uses the information collected to: • Review log entries of crew meetings to verify that safety procedures have been properly reviewed. • Review well-workover procedures relating to hydrogen sulfide (H2S) to ensure the safety of the crew in the event of encountering H2S. • Review well-workover diagrams and procedures to ensure the safety of well-workover operations. • Verify that the crown block safety device is operating and can be expected to function and avoid accidents. • Verify that the proposed operation of the annular preventer is technically correct and will provide adequate protection for personnel, property, and natural resources. • Verify the reasons for postponing blowout preventer (BOP) tests, verify the state of readiness of the equipment and ascertain that the equipment meets safety standards and requirements, ensure that BOP tests have been conducted in the manner and frequency to promote personnel safety and protect natural resources. Specific testing E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2013 / Notices information must be recorded to verify that the proper test procedures were followed. • Assure that the well-workover operations are conducted on well casing that is structurally competent. Most responses are mandatory; while others are to obtain or retain benefits. The BSEE will protect proprietary information according to the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing regulations (43 CFR Part 2); 30 CFR 250.197, Data and Citation 30 CFR 250, Subpart F and NTL information to be made available to the public or for limited inspection; and 30 CFR part 252, OCS Oil and Gas Information Program. Frequency: On occasion, weekly, monthly, biennially, and varies by section. Description of Respondents: Potential respondents comprise Federal OCS oil, gas, and sulphur lessees and/or operators, and holders of pipeline rights-of-way. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The estimated annual hour burden for this information collection is a total of 53,156 hours. The following chart details the individual components and estimated hour burdens. In calculating the burdens, we assumed that respondents perform certain requirements in the normal course of their activities. We consider these to be usual and customary and took that into account in estimating the burden. Hour burden Reporting requirement 68083 Average number of annual reponses 30 requests ..................... Annual burden hours (rounded) Requests 602 ................................ Request exceptions prior to moving wellworkover equipment. 3.75 .............................. 605; 613; 616(a), (f)(4); 617(d). Request approval to begin subsea wellworkover operations; submit Forms BSEE– 0124 (include, if required, alternate procedures and equipment; stump test procedures plan) and BSEE–0125; and all supporting documentation. Burden covered under 1014–0018. 612 ................................ Request establishment/amendment/cancellation of field well-workover rules. Request approval from the District Manager to displace kill-weight fluids to an underbalanced state; submit detailed written procedures with your APM. Request exception to rated working pressure of the BOP equipment; request exception to annular-type BOP testing. 5 ................................... 23 requests ..................... 115 4 ................................... 51 requests ..................... 204 26 ................................. 270 requests ................... 7,020 618(a)(2) ....................... Request approval to use alternative method to inspect a marine riser. Burden covered under 1014–0022. 600–620 ........................ General departure and alternative compliance requests not specifically covered elsewhere in Subpart F regulations. 34 ................................. 409 requests ................... 13,906 Subtotal ................. ............................................................................ ...................................... 783 responses ................ 21,358 614(d) ........................... 617(a) ........................... 113 0 0 Posting 614(b) ........................... Post number of stands of drill pipe or workover string and drill collars that may be pulled prior to filling the hole and equivalent wellcontrol fluid volume. 0.75 .............................. 306 postings ................... 230 Subtotal ................. ............................................................................ ...................................... 306 responses ................ 230 Submittals/Notifications Notify BSEE of any rig movement within Gulf of Mexico (Form BSEE–0144). Burden covered under 1014–0018 615 ................................ sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 602 ................................ Submit a description of your BOP and its components; schematic drawings; independent third party verification and all supporting information (evidence showing appropriate licenses, has expertise/experience necessary to perform required verifications, etc.) with your APM. Allow BSEE access to witness testing, inspections, and information verification. Notify District Manager at least 72 hours prior to shearing ram tests. 22.75 ............................ 440 submittals ................. 10,010 0.75 .............................. 14 notifications ................ 11 615(e)(2)(ii) ................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Nov 12, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 0 68084 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2013 / Notices Annual burden hours (rounded) Citation 30 CFR 250, Subpart F and NTL Reporting requirement Hour burden Average number of annual reponses 617(h)(1)(ii) ................... 0.5 ................................ 51 notifications ................ 26 2 ................................... 508 notifications .............. 1,016 619(b) ........................... Notify District Manager at least 72 hours prior to stump/initial test on seafloor. Notify BSEE if sustained casing pressure is observed on a well. Submit results of pressure test, caliper, or otherwise evaluate tubing & wellhead equipment casing (every 30 days during prolonged operations); request written approval. 5 ................................... 25 reports ........................ 125 Subtotal ................. ............................................................................ ...................................... 1,038 responses ............. 11,188 619; NTL ....................... Record/Document Instruct crew members in safety requirements of operations to be performed; document meetings; make available to BSEE for review. Document results weekly of traveling-block safety device in the operations log. Record reason for postponing BOP system tests in operations log. Record test pressures during BOP and coiled tubing tests for well-workovers on a pressure chart or with a digital recorder; certify the information is correct. Record time, date, and results of all pressure tests, actuations, inspections, and crew drills of the BOP system components and risers in the operations log during well-workovers; retain records for 2 years; make available to BSEE. Document all test results of your ROV intervention functions including how you test each ROV function; submit test procedures with your APM for District Manager approval; make available to BSEE upon request. Document all autoshear and deadman test results; submit test procedures with your APM for District Manager approval; make available to BSEE upon request. Document the procedures used for BOP inspections; record results; maintain records for 2 years; make available to BSEE upon request. Document the procedures used for BOP maintenance; record results; maintain records for 2 years; make available to BSEE upon request. 1.75 .............................. 612 workovers × 5 meetings = 3,060. 5,355 1.5 ................................ 351 workovers × 3 results = 1,053. 31 postponed tests ......... 1,580 2.75 .............................. 440 workovers × 3 recordings = 1,320. 3,630 4.75 .............................. 440 workovers × 3 recordings = 1,320. 6,270 10 ................................. 51 workovers .................. 510 1 ................................... 51 workovers .................. 51 7 days × 12 hrs/day = 84. 99 rigs/once every 3 years = 33 per year. 1.75 .............................. 99 rigs ............................. 173 Subtotal ................. ............................................................................ ...................................... 7,018 responses ............. 20,380 Total Burden .......... ............................................................................ ...................................... 9,145 Responses ............ 53,156 606 ................................ 611 ................................ 617(b)(2) ....................... 617(f); 618(a)(1) ........... 617(g); 618(a)(1) .......... 617(h)(l)* ....................... 617(h)(2)* ..................... 618(a) ........................... sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 618(b) ........................... Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have identified no paperwork nonhour cost burdens associated with the collection of information. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.,) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. Comments: Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.,) requires each agency ‘‘. . . to provide VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Nov 12, 2013 Jkt 232001 1.25 .............................. 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 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 technology. PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39 2,772 To comply with the public consultation process, on August 12, 2013, we published a Federal Register notice (78 FR 48895) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day comment period. Also, 30 CFR 250.199 explains that BSEE will accept comments at any time on the information collection requirements and burdens of our 30 CFR 250 regulations. We display the OMB control number and provide the address to which they should send comments. We received one comment in response to the Federal E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2013 / Notices Register notice. The comment was not germane to the paperwork burdens of this information collection. 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. BSSE Information Collection Clearance Officer: Cheryl Blundon (703) 787–1607. Dated: October 24, 2013. Robert W. Middleton, Deputy Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. 2013–27073 Filed 11–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–VH–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–RF–2013–N254: FXRS12630900000–145–FF09R81000] Proposed Information Collection; National Wildlife Refuge Special Use Permit Applications and Reports Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This IC is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2014. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC, we must receive them by January 13, 2014. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the IC to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 2042–PDM, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail); or hope_grey@fws.gov (email). Please include ‘‘1018–0102’’ in the subject line of your comments. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Nov 12, 2013 Jkt 232001 To request additional information about this IC, contact Hope Grey at hope_ grey@fws.gov (email) or 703–358–2482 (telephone). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Abstract The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd–668ee) (Administration Act), as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, consolidated all refuge units into a single National Wildlife Refuge System (System). It also authorized us to offer visitor and public programs, including those facilitated by commercial visitor and management support services, on lands of the System when we find that the activities are appropriate and compatible with the purpose for which the refuge was established and the System’s mission. The Refuge Recreation Act of 1962 (16 U.S.C. 460k–460k–4) (Recreation Act) allows the use of refuges for public recreation when it is not inconsistent or does not interfere with the primary purpose(s) of the refuge. The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.) (ANILCA) provides specific authorization and guidance for the administration and management of national wildlife refuges within the State of Alaska. Its provisions provide for the issuance of permits under certain circumstances. We issue special use permits for a specific period as determined by the type and location of the management activity or visitor service provided. These permits authorize activities such as: • Agricultural activities (haying and grazing, 50 CFR 29.1, 29.2, and 29.3). • Beneficial management tools that we use to provide the best habitat possible on some refuges (50 CFR 30.11, 31.14, 31.16, and 36.41). • Special events, group visits and other one-time events (50 CFR 25.41, 26.36, 25.61, and 36.41). • Recreational visitor service operations (50 CFR 25.41, 25.61, and 36.41). • Guiding for fishing, hunting, wildlife education, and interpretation (50 CFR 25.41, and 36.41). • Commercial filming (50 CFR 27.71) and other commercial activities (50 CFR 29.1 and 36.41). • Building and using cabins to support subsistence or commercial activities (in Alaska) (50 CFR 26.35 and 36.41). • Research, inventory and monitoring, and other noncommercial activities (50 CFR 26.36 and 36.41). PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68085 We use three forms to collect applicant information: • FWS Form 3–1383–G (General Special Use Application and Permit). • FWS Form 3–1383–C (Commercial Activities Special Use Application and Permit). • FWS Form 3–1383–R (Research and Monitoring Special Use Application and Permit). The forms serve as both the application and permit. You may view the currently approved forms at http:// www.fws.gov/forms/. The information we collect helps ensure that: • Applicants are aware of the types of information that may be needed for permit issuance. • Requested activities are appropriate and compatible with the purpose(s) for which the refuge was established and the System’s mission. • Applicant is eligible or is the most qualified applicant to receive the special use permit. We may collect the necessary information in a nonform format (through discussions in person or over the phone, over the Internet, by email, or by letter). In some instances, respondents will be able to provide information verbally. Often, a simple email or letter describing the activity will suffice. For activities (e.g., commercial visitor services, research, etc.) that might have a large impact on refuge resources, we may require applicants to provide more detail on operations, techniques, and locations. Because of the span of activities covered by special use permits and the different management needs and resources at each refuge, respondents may not be required to answer all questions. Depending on the requested activity, refuge managers have the discretion to ask for less information than appears on the forms. However, refuge managers cannot ask for more or different information. We issue permits for a specific period as determined by the type and location of the use or service provided. We use these permits to ensure that the applicant is aware of: (1) The requirements of the permit, and (2) his/ her legal rights. Refuge-specific special conditions may be required for the permit. We identify conditions as an addendum to the permit. Most of the special conditions pertain to how a permitted activity may be conducted and do not require the collection of information. However, some special conditions, such as activity reports, before and after site photographs, or data sharing, would qualify as an information collection, and we have E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

[Docket ID BSEE-2013-0006; OMB Number 1014-0001; 134E1700D2 EEEE500000 
ET1SF0000.DAQ000]


Information Collection Activities: Oil and Gas Well-Workover 
Operations; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; 
Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day notice.

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SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we 
are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information 
collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork 
requirements in the regulations under Subpart F, Oil and Gas Well-
Workover Operations. This notice also provides the public a second 
opportunity to comment on the revised paperwork burden of these 
regulatory requirements.

DATES: You must submit comments by December 13, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments by either fax (202) 395-5806 or email 
(OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov) directly to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department 
of the Interior (1014-0001). Please provide a copy of your comments to 
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) by any of the 
means below.
     Electronically: go to http://www.regulations.gov. In the 
Search box, enter BSEE-2013-0006 then click search. Follow the 
instructions to submit public comments and view all related materials. 
We will post all comments.
     Email: nicole.mason@bsee.govmailto:cheryl.blundon@mms.gov, 
fax (703) 787-1546, or mail or hand-carry comments to: Department of 
the Interior; Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement; 
Regulations and Standards Branch; Attention: Nicole Mason; 381 Elden 
Street, HE3313; Herndon, Virginia 20170-4817. Please reference 1014-
0001 in your comment and include your name and return address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole Mason, Regulations and 
Standards Branch, (703) 787-1605, to request additional information 
about this ICR. To see a copy of the entire ICR submitted to OMB, go to 
http://www.reginfo.gov (select Information Collection Review, Currently 
Under Review).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: 30 CFR Part 250, Subpart F, Oil and Gas Well-Workover 
Operations.
    OMB Control Number: 1014-0001
    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 to prescribe rules and regulations to 
administer leasing of mineral resources on the OCS. Such rules and 
regulations will apply to all operations conducted under a lease, 
right-of-way, or a right-of-use and easement. 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.
    In addition to the general rulemaking authority of the OCSLA at 43 
U.S.C. 1334, section 301(a) of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty 
Management Act (FOGRMA), 30 U.S.C. 1751(a), grants authority to the 
Secretary to prescribe such rules and regulations as are reasonably 
necessary to carry out FOGRMA's provisions. While the majority of 
FOGRMA is directed to royalty collection and enforcement, some 
provisions apply to offshore operations. For example, section 108 of 
FOGRMA, 30 U.S.C. 1718, grants the Secretary broad authority to inspect 
lease sites for the purpose of determining whether there is compliance 
with the mineral leasing laws. Section 109(c)(2) and (d)(1), 30 U.S.C. 
1719(c)(2) and (d)(1), impose substantial civil penalties for failure 
to permit lawful inspections and for knowing or willful preparation or 
submission of false, inaccurate, or misleading reports, records, or 
other information. Because the Secretary has delegated some of the 
authority under FOGRMA to BSEE, 30 U.S.C. 1751 is included as 
additional authority for these requirements.
    These authorities and responsibilities are among those delegated to 
BSEE. The regulations at 30 CFR Part 250, Subpart F, Oil and Gas Well-
Workover Operations are the subject of this collection. This request 
also covers the related Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTLs) that 
BSEE issues to clarify, supplement, or provide additional guidance on 
some aspects of our regulations.
    The BSEE uses the information collected to analyze and evaluate 
planned well-workover operations to ensure that these operations result 
in personnel safety and protection of the environment. They use this 
evaluation in making decisions to approve, disapprove, or to require 
modification to the proposed well-workover operations. Specifically, 
BSEE uses the information collected to:
     Review log entries of crew meetings to verify that safety 
procedures have been properly reviewed.
     Review well-workover procedures relating to hydrogen 
sulfide (H2S) to ensure the safety of the crew in the event 
of encountering H2S.
     Review well-workover diagrams and procedures to ensure the 
safety of well-workover operations.
     Verify that the crown block safety device is operating and 
can be expected to function and avoid accidents.
     Verify that the proposed operation of the annular 
preventer is technically correct and will provide adequate protection 
for personnel, property, and natural resources.
     Verify the reasons for postponing blowout preventer (BOP) 
tests, verify the state of readiness of the equipment and ascertain 
that the equipment meets safety standards and requirements, ensure that 
BOP tests have been conducted in the manner and frequency to promote 
personnel safety and protect natural resources. Specific testing

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information must be recorded to verify that the proper test procedures 
were followed.
     Assure that the well-workover operations are conducted on 
well casing that is structurally competent.
    Most responses are mandatory; while others are to obtain or retain 
benefits. The BSEE will protect proprietary information according to 
the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing 
regulations (43 CFR Part 2); 30 CFR 250.197, Data and information to be 
made available to the public or for limited inspection; and 30 CFR part 
252, OCS Oil and Gas Information Program.
    Frequency: On occasion, weekly, monthly, biennially, and varies by 
section.
    Description of Respondents: Potential respondents comprise Federal 
OCS oil, gas, and sulphur lessees and/or operators, and holders of 
pipeline rights-of-way.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The estimated 
annual hour burden for this information collection is a total of 53,156 
hours. The following chart details the individual components and 
estimated hour burdens. In calculating the burdens, we assumed that 
respondents perform certain requirements in the normal course of their 
activities. We consider these to be usual and customary and took that 
into account in estimating the burden.

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                                                                                                  Annual  burden
  Citation 30 CFR 250, Subpart F        Reporting           Hour burden       Average number of        hours
             and NTL                   requirement                             annual reponses       (rounded)
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                                                    Requests
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602..............................  Request exceptions   3.75...............  30 requests........             113
                                    prior to moving
                                    well-workover
                                    equipment.
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605; 613; 616(a), (f)(4); 617(d).  Request approval to  Burden covered under 1014-0018.                        0
                                    begin subsea well-
                                    workover
                                    operations; submit
                                    Forms BSEE-0124
                                    (include, if
                                    required,
                                    alternate
                                    procedures and
                                    equipment; stump
                                    test procedures
                                    plan) and BSEE-
                                    0125; and all
                                    supporting
                                    documentation.
                                                       ------------------------------------------
612..............................  Request              5..................  23 requests........             115
                                    establishment/
                                    amendment/
                                    cancellation of
                                    field well-
                                    workover rules.
614(d)...........................  Request approval     4..................  51 requests........             204
                                    from the District
                                    Manager to
                                    displace kill-
                                    weight fluids to
                                    an underbalanced
                                    state; submit
                                    detailed written
                                    procedures with
                                    your APM.
617(a)...........................  Request exception    26.................  270 requests.......           7,020
                                    to rated working
                                    pressure of the
                                    BOP equipment;
                                    request exception
                                    to annular-type
                                    BOP testing.
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618(a)(2)........................  Request approval to  Burden covered under 1014-0022.                        0
                                    use alternative
                                    method to inspect
                                    a marine riser.
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600-620..........................  General departure    34.................  409 requests.......          13,906
                                    and alternative
                                    compliance
                                    requests not
                                    specifically
                                    covered elsewhere
                                    in Subpart F
                                    regulations.
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    Subtotal.....................  ...................  ...................  783 responses......          21,358
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                                                     Posting
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614(b)...........................  Post number of       0.75...............  306 postings.......             230
                                    stands of drill
                                    pipe or workover
                                    string and drill
                                    collars that may
                                    be pulled prior to
                                    filling the hole
                                    and equivalent
                                    well-control fluid
                                    volume.
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    Subtotal.....................  ...................  ...................  306 responses......             230
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                                            Submittals/Notifications
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602..............................  Notify BSEE of any   Burden covered under 1014-0018                         0
                                    rig movement
                                    within Gulf of
                                    Mexico (Form BSEE-
                                    0144).
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615..............................  Submit a             22.75..............  440 submittals.....          10,010
                                    description of
                                    your BOP and its
                                    components;
                                    schematic
                                    drawings;
                                    independent third
                                    party verification
                                    and all supporting
                                    information
                                    (evidence showing
                                    appropriate
                                    licenses, has
                                    expertise/
                                    experience
                                    necessary to
                                    perform required
                                    verifications,
                                    etc.) with your
                                    APM.
615(e)(2)(ii)....................  Allow BSEE access    0.75...............  14 notifications...              11
                                    to witness
                                    testing,
                                    inspections, and
                                    information
                                    verification.
                                    Notify District
                                    Manager at least
                                    72 hours prior to
                                    shearing ram tests.

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617(h)(1)(ii)....................  Notify District      0.5................  51 notifications...              26
                                    Manager at least
                                    72 hours prior to
                                    stump/initial test
                                    on seafloor.
619; NTL.........................  Notify BSEE if       2..................  508 notifications..           1,016
                                    sustained casing
                                    pressure is
                                    observed on a well.
619(b)...........................  Submit results of    5..................  25 reports.........             125
                                    pressure test,
                                    caliper, or
                                    otherwise evaluate
                                    tubing & wellhead
                                    equipment casing
                                    (every 30 days
                                    during prolonged
                                    operations);
                                    request written
                                    approval.
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    Subtotal.....................  ...................  ...................  1,038 responses....          11,188
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                                                 Record/Document
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606..............................  Instruct crew        1.75...............  612 workovers x 5             5,355
                                    members in safety                         meetings = 3,060.
                                    requirements of
                                    operations to be
                                    performed;
                                    document meetings;
                                    make available to
                                    BSEE for review.
611..............................  Document results     1.5................  351 workovers x 3             1,580
                                    weekly of                                 results = 1,053.
                                    traveling-block
                                    safety device in
                                    the operations log.
617(b)(2)........................  Record reason for    1.25...............  31 postponed tests.              39
                                    postponing BOP
                                    system tests in
                                    operations log.
617(f); 618(a)(1)................  Record test          2.75...............  440 workovers x 3             3,630
                                    pressures during                          recordings = 1,320.
                                    BOP and coiled
                                    tubing tests for
                                    well-workovers on
                                    a pressure chart
                                    or with a digital
                                    recorder; certify
                                    the information is
                                    correct.
617(g); 618(a)(1)................  Record time, date,   4.75...............  440 workovers x 3             6,270
                                    and results of all                        recordings = 1,320.
                                    pressure tests,
                                    actuations,
                                    inspections, and
                                    crew drills of the
                                    BOP system
                                    components and
                                    risers in the
                                    operations log
                                    during well-
                                    workovers; retain
                                    records for 2
                                    years; make
                                    available to BSEE.
617(h)(l)*.......................  Document all test    10.................  51 workovers.......             510
                                    results of your
                                    ROV intervention
                                    functions
                                    including how you
                                    test each ROV
                                    function; submit
                                    test procedures
                                    with your APM for
                                    District Manager
                                    approval; make
                                    available to BSEE
                                    upon request.
617(h)(2)*.......................  Document all         1..................  51 workovers.......              51
                                    autoshear and
                                    deadman test
                                    results; submit
                                    test procedures
                                    with your APM for
                                    District Manager
                                    approval; make
                                    available to BSEE
                                    upon request.
618(a)...........................  Document the         7 days x 12 hrs/day  99 rigs/once every            2,772
                                    procedures used      = 84.                3 years = 33 per
                                    for BOP                                   year.
                                    inspections;
                                    record results;
                                    maintain records
                                    for 2 years; make
                                    available to BSEE
                                    upon request.
618(b)...........................  Document the         1.75...............  99 rigs............             173
                                    procedures used
                                    for BOP
                                    maintenance;
                                    record results;
                                    maintain records
                                    for 2 years; make
                                    available to BSEE
                                    upon request.
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    Subtotal.....................  ...................  ...................  7,018 responses....          20,380
                                  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total Burden.................  ...................  ...................  9,145 Responses....          53,156
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    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have 
identified no paperwork non-hour cost burdens associated with the 
collection of information.
    Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.,) 
provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 
Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated 
to respond.
    Comments: Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et 
seq.,) requires each agency ``. . . to provide notice . . . and 
otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies 
concerning each proposed collection of information . . .'' Agencies 
must specifically solicit comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the 
collection is necessary or useful; (b) evaluate the accuracy 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 
technology.
    To comply with the public consultation process, on August 12, 2013, 
we published a Federal Register notice (78 FR 48895) announcing that we 
would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the 
required 60-day comment period. Also, 30 CFR 250.199 explains that BSEE 
will accept comments at any time on the information collection 
requirements and burdens of our 30 CFR 250 regulations. We display the 
OMB control number and provide the address to which they should send 
comments. We received one comment in response to the Federal

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Register notice. The comment was not germane to the paperwork burdens 
of this information collection.
    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.
    BSSE Information Collection Clearance Officer: Cheryl Blundon (703) 
787-1607.

     Dated: October 24, 2013.
Robert W. Middleton,
Deputy Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-27073 Filed 11-12-13; 8:45 am]
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