Information Collection Activities: Open and Nondiscriminatory Access to Oil and Gas Pipelines Under the OCS Lands Act; Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 69121-69123 [2013-27532]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 222 / Monday, November 18, 2013 / Notices Dated: November 7, 2013. Robert W. Middleton, Deputy Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. 2013–27531 Filed 11–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–VH–C DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket ID BSEE–2013–0010; OMB Control Number 1014–0012; 134E1700D2 EEEE500000 ET1SF0000.DAQ000] Information Collection Activities: Open and Nondiscriminatory Access to Oil and Gas Pipelines Under the OCS Lands Act; Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: 60-day Notice. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Nov 15, 2013 Jkt 232001 (PRA), Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) 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 a renewal to the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 Part 291, Open and Nondiscriminatory Access to Oil and Gas Pipelines Under the OCS Lands Act. DATES: You must submit comments by January 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods listed below. • Electronically: go to http:// www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter BSEE–2013–0010 then click search. Follow the instructions to submit public comments and view all related materials. We will post all comments. • Email nicole.mason@bsee.gov. Mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the Interior; BSEE; Regulations and Standards Branch; Attention: Nicole Mason; 381 Elden Street, HE3313; Herndon, Virginia 20170–4817. Please reference ICR 1014– 0012 in your comment and include your name and return address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole Mason, Regulations and Standards Branch at (703) 787–1605 to request additional information about this ICR. PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR Part 291, Open and Nondiscriminatory Access to Oil and Gas Pipelines Under the OCS Lands Act. OMB Control Number: 1014–0012. 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 necessary for the administration of the leasing provisions of that Act related to 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. Section 1334(f)(1) states ‘‘Except as provided in paragraph (2), every permit, license, easement, right-of-way, or other grant of authority for the transportation by pipeline on or across the Outer Continental Shelf of oil or gas shall require that the pipeline be operated in accordance with the following competitive principles: (A) The pipeline E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 EN18NO13.001</GPH> 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. 69121 69122 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 222 / Monday, November 18, 2013 / Notices must provide open and nondiscriminatory access to both owner and non-owner shippers.’’ 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. Regulations at §§ 291.106(b) and 108 require a nonrefundable processing fee of $7,500 that a shipper must pay when filing a complaint to BSEE. Federal policy and statute require us to recover the cost of services that confer special benefits to identifiable non-Federal recipients. These authorities and responsibilities are among those delegated to BSEE; and 30 CFR Part 291 implements these statutory requirements. These regulations concern open and nondiscriminatory access to pipelines, and are the subject of this collection. The BSEE will use the submitted information to initiate a more detailed investigation into the specific circumstances associated with a complainant’s allegation of denial of access or discriminatory access to pipelines on the OCS. The complaint information will be provided to the alleged offending party. Informal resolution of the complaint is an option via a hotline or alternative dispute resolution. The BSEE may request additional information upon completion of the initial investigation. Commercial or financial information submitted to the Department of the Interior relative to minerals removed from the Federal OCS may be proprietary. The BSEE will protect information considered proprietary and will not disclose documents exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2). The BSEE will protect personally identifiable information about individuals according to the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and DOI’s implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2). No items of a sensitive nature are collected. Responses to this ICR are required to obtain and retain a benefit, or are voluntary. Frequency: On occasion. Description of Respondents: Shippers who do business on the OCS and companies that pay royalties on the OCS. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The currently approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 51 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. BURDEN BREAKDOWN Hour burden Citation 30 CFR 291 Reporting & recordkeeping requirement Non-hour cost burden 105, 106, 108, 109, 111 .................. Submit complaint (with fee) to BSEE and affected parties. Request confidential treatment and respond to BSEE decision. 50 $7,500 processing fee Request waiver or reduction of fee ....................................................... 1 104(b), 107, 111 .............................. Submit response to a complaint. Request confidential treatment and respond to BSEE decision. Information that is required after an investigation is opened against a specific entity is exempt under the PRA (5 CFR 1320.4). 110 .................................................. 114, 115(a) ...................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 106(b), 109 ...................................... Submit required information for BSEE to make a decision. Submit appeal on BSEE final decision. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: The currently OMB approved non-hour cost burdens total $7,500. We have identified one non-hour cost burden for this collection. The BSEE requires that shippers pay a nonrefundable fee of $7,500 for a complaint submitted to BSEE. We have not identified any other non-hour cost burdens. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Nov 15, 2013 Jkt 232001 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. Agencies must also estimate the nonhour paperwork cost burdens to respondents or recordkeepers resulting from the collection of information. Therefore, if you have other than hour burden costs to generate, maintain, and disclose this information, you should PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comment and provide your total capital and startup cost components or annual operation, maintenance, and purchase of service components. For further information on this burden, refer to 5 CFR 1320.3(b)(1) and (2), or contact the Bureau representative listed previously in this notice. 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 E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 222 / Monday, November 18, 2013 / Notices 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. BSEE Information Collection Clearance Officer: Cheryl Blundon (703) 787–1607. Dated: November 7, 2013. Robert W. Middleton, Deputy Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Background [FWS–R3–R–2012–N270; FXRS85550300000–XXX–FF03R04000] Draft Long Range Transportation Plan for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lands in the Midwest Region Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft long range transportation plan for public review and comment. The Draft Long Range Transportation Plan outlines a strategy for improving and maintaining transportation assets that provide access to Service-managed lands in the Midwest Region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin) over the next 20 years. DATES: We must receive written comments on or before December 18, 2013. SUMMARY: Document Review: If you wish to review the draft plan, you may obtain a copy by visiting our Web site at http://www.fws.gov/midwest/ planning/currentplans.html. Alternatively, you may contact Brandon Jutz, Regional Transportation Coordinator, Midwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5600 American Boulevard West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN (612–713–5407). Submitting Comments: If you wish to comment on the plan, you may submit your comments in writing by any one of the following methods: • U.S. mail: Regional Transportation Coordinator, at the above address. • Hand-delivery: Regional Transportation Coordinator, at the above address. • Fax: 612–713–5288. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 17:33 Nov 15, 2013 Jkt 232001 Brandon Jutz, at the above address, phone number, or email. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: With this notice, we make the Draft LRTP for the Midwest Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service available for public review and comment. When finalized, the LRTP will apply to Service-managed lands in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. BILLING CODE 4310–VH–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Introduction [FR Doc. 2013–27532 Filed 11–15–13; 8:45 am] ADDRESSES: • Email: Brandon_Jutz@fws.gov. For additional information about submitting comments, see the ‘‘Public Availability of Comments’’ section below. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (Map-21) requires all Federal land management agencies to conduct long-range transportation planning in a manner that is consistent with metropolitan planning organization and State departments of transportation planning. This LRTP was initiated within the Service to achieve the following: • Establish a defensible structure for sound transportation planning and decision-making. • Establish a vision, mission, goals, and objectives for transportation planning in the Service’s Midwest Region. • Implement coordinated and cooperative transportation partnerships in an effort to improve the Service’s transportation infrastructure. • Bring the Service into compliance with the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21), which requires all Federal land management agencies (FLMA) to conduct long-range transportation planning in a manner that is consistent with metropolitan planning organization (MPO) and State department of transportation (DOT) planning. • Integrate transportation planning and funding for wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries into existing and future Service management plans and strategies—e.g., comprehensive conservation plans (CCPs) and comprehensive hatchery management plans (CHMPs). • Increase awareness of Alternative Transportation Systems (ATS) and associated benefits. • Develop best management practices (BMP) for transportation improvements on Service lands. • Serve as a pilot project for the implementation of a region-level PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69123 transportation planning process within the Service. LRTP Mission, Goals, and Objectives Through a collaborative effort, the Refuge and Fisheries Programs, in cooperation with the planning and visitor services programs within the Service’s Midwest Region, have contributed to defining the mission, goals, and objectives presented in this document. The resulting mission, goals, and objectives are intended to provide a systematic approach to guide the process for evaluating and selecting transportation improvement for the Service lands in the Midwest Region. These guiding principles have shaped the development, conclusions, and recommendations of this LRTP. Mission To support the Service’s mission by connecting people to fish, wildlife, and their habitats through strategic implementation of transportation programs. Goals and Objectives This long-range transportation plan has six categories of goals: Resource protection, safety and condition, welcome and orientation, planning, partnerships, and sustainability. Under each goal, we present distinct objectives that move us to the goal. • Natural Resource Protection: Ensure that the transportation program helps to conserve and enhance fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats. Objective 1: Identify, research, and adopt BMPs for planning, design, construction, and maintenance that mitigate impacts of transportation. Objective 2: Reduce transportationrelated conflicts with fish and wildlife corridors on or adjacent to Service lands. • Safety and Conditions: Provide a safe and reliable transportation network to and within Service lands. Objective 1: Identify and reduce safety problems and modal conflicts to and within Service lands. Objective 2: Ensure that missioncritical transportation assets are maintained in ‘‘good’’ condition. • Welcome and Orientation: Develop and maintain a transportation network that enhances the welcoming and orienting experience of visitors. Objective 1: Provide public information to enable visitors to easily get to refuges and hatcheries and to use their sites. Objective 2: Engage the visitors with compelling information so he/she has a better understanding of the purpose of wildlife conservation and enjoyment of natural resources. E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

[Docket ID BSEE-2013-0010; OMB Control Number 1014-0012; 134E1700D2 
EEEE500000 ET1SF0000.DAQ000]


Information Collection Activities: Open and Nondiscriminatory 
Access to Oil and Gas Pipelines Under the OCS Lands Act; Proposed 
Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 60-day Notice.

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SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) 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 a renewal to the 
paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 Part 291, Open and 
Nondiscriminatory Access to Oil and Gas Pipelines Under the OCS Lands 
Act.

DATES: You must submit comments by January 17, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods 
listed below.
     Electronically: go to http://www.regulations.gov. In the 
Search box, enter BSEE-2013-0010 then click search. Follow the 
instructions to submit public comments and view all related materials. 
We will post all comments.
     Email nicole.mason@bsee.gov. Mail or hand-carry comments 
to the Department of the Interior; BSEE; Regulations and Standards 
Branch; Attention: Nicole Mason; 381 Elden Street, HE3313; Herndon, 
Virginia 20170-4817. Please reference ICR 1014-0012 in your comment and 
include your name and return address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole Mason, Regulations and 
Standards Branch at (703) 787-1605 to request additional information 
about this ICR.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: 30 CFR Part 291, Open and Nondiscriminatory Access to Oil 
and Gas Pipelines Under the OCS Lands Act.
    OMB Control Number: 1014-0012.
    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 necessary 
for the administration of the leasing provisions of that Act related to 
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.
    Section 1334(f)(1) states ``Except as provided in paragraph (2), 
every permit, license, easement, right-of-way, or other grant of 
authority for the transportation by pipeline on or across the Outer 
Continental Shelf of oil or gas shall require that the pipeline be 
operated in accordance with the following competitive principles: (A) 
The pipeline

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must provide open and nondiscriminatory access to both owner and non-
owner shippers.''
    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. Regulations at 
Sec. Sec.  291.106(b) and 108 require a nonrefundable processing fee of 
$7,500 that a shipper must pay when filing a complaint to BSEE. Federal 
policy and statute require us to recover the cost of services that 
confer special benefits to identifiable non-Federal recipients.
    These authorities and responsibilities are among those delegated to 
BSEE; and 30 CFR Part 291 implements these statutory requirements. 
These regulations concern open and nondiscriminatory access to 
pipelines, and are the subject of this collection.
    The BSEE will use the submitted information to initiate a more 
detailed investigation into the specific circumstances associated with 
a complainant's allegation of denial of access or discriminatory access 
to pipelines on the OCS. The complaint information will be provided to 
the alleged offending party. Informal resolution of the complaint is an 
option via a hotline or alternative dispute resolution. The BSEE may 
request additional information upon completion of the initial 
investigation.
    Commercial or financial information submitted to the Department of 
the Interior relative to minerals removed from the Federal OCS may be 
proprietary. The BSEE will protect information considered proprietary 
and will not disclose documents exempt from disclosure under the 
Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing 
regulations (43 CFR part 2). The BSEE will protect personally 
identifiable information about individuals according to the Privacy Act 
(5 U.S.C. 552a) and DOI's implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2). No 
items of a sensitive nature are collected. Responses to this ICR are 
required to obtain and retain a benefit, or are voluntary.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Description of Respondents: Shippers who do business on the OCS and 
companies that pay royalties on the OCS.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The currently 
approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 51 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.

                            Burden Breakdown
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Hour burden
                                      Reporting &      -----------------
      Citation 30 CFR 291            recordkeeping        Non-hour cost
                                      requirement            burden
------------------------------------------------------------------------
105, 106, 108, 109, 111.......  Submit complaint (with  50
                                 fee) to BSEE and
                                 affected parties.
                                 Request confidential
                                 treatment and respond
                                 to BSEE decision.
                                                       -----------------
                                                        $7,500
                                                         processing fee
                                                       -----------------
106(b), 109...................  Request waiver or       1
                                 reduction of fee.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
104(b), 107, 111..............  Submit response to a    Information that
                                 complaint. Request      is required
                                 confidential            after an
                                 treatment and respond   investigation
                                 to BSEE decision.       is opened
                                                         against a
                                                         specific entity
                                                         is exempt under
                                                         the PRA (5 CFR
                                                         1320.4).
110...........................  Submit required
                                 information for BSEE
                                 to make a decision.
114, 115(a)...................  Submit appeal on BSEE
                                 final decision.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: The 
currently OMB approved non-hour cost burdens total $7,500. We have 
identified one non-hour cost burden for this collection. The BSEE 
requires that shippers pay a nonrefundable fee of $7,500 for a 
complaint submitted to BSEE. We have not identified any other non-hour 
cost burdens.
    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 
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.
    Agencies must also estimate the non-hour paperwork cost burdens to 
respondents or recordkeepers resulting from the collection of 
information. Therefore, if you have other than hour burden 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. For further 
information on this burden, refer to 5 CFR 1320.3(b)(1) and (2), or 
contact the Bureau representative listed previously in this notice.
    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

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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.
    BSEE Information Collection Clearance Officer: Cheryl Blundon (703) 
787-1607.

    Dated: November 7, 2013.
Robert W. Middleton,
Deputy Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-27532 Filed 11-15-13; 8:45 am]
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