Information Collection Activities: Platforms and Structures; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request, 19112-19117 [2014-07677]

Download as PDF 19112 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 66 / Monday, April 7, 2014 / Notices Authority Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35 Dated: April 1, 2014. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–07733 Filed 4–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement [Docket ID BSEE–2013–0013; OMB Control Number 1014–0011; 14XE1700DX EEEE500000 EX1SF0000.DAQ000] Information Collection Activities: Platforms and Structures; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request ACTION: 30-day Notice. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under Subpart I, Platforms and Structures. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the revised paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. SUMMARY: You must submit comments by May 7, 2014. 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– 0011). Please provide a copy of your comments to BSEE by any of the means below. • Electronically: go to http:// www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter BSEE–2013–0013 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 the Department of the Interior; Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement; Regulations and Standards Branch; ATTN: Nicole Mason; 381 Elden Street, HE3313; Herndon, Virginia 20170–4817. Please reference ICR 1014–0011 in your mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Apr 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 250, Subpart I, Platforms and Structures. OMB Control Number: 1014–0011. 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 43 U.S.C. 1356 requires the issuance of ‘‘. . . regulations which require that any vessel, rig, platform, or other vehicle or structure . . . (2) which is used for activities pursuant to this subchapter, comply . . . with such minimum standards of design, construction, alteration, and repair as the Secretary . . . establishes. . . .’’ Section 43 U.S.C. 1332(6) also states ‘‘operations in the [O]uter Continental Shelf should be conducted in a safe manner . . . to prevent or minimize the likelihood of . . . physical obstruction to other users of the water or subsoil and seabed, or other occurrences which may cause damage to the environment or to property, or endanger life or health.’’ In addition to the general authority of OCSLA, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 operations. For example, 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. The Secretary has delegated some of the authority under FOGRMA to BSEE. The Independent Offices Appropriations Act (31 U.S.C. 9701), the Omnibus Appropriations Bill (Pub. L. 104–133, 110 Stat. 1321, April 26, 1996), and OMB Circular A–25, authorize Federal agencies to recover the full cost of services that confer special benefits. Under the Department of the Interior’s implementing policy, BSEE is required to charge fees for services that provide special benefits or privileges to an identifiable non-Federal recipient above and beyond those which accrue to the public at large. Various applications and reports for Platform Verification Program, fixed structure, Caisson/Well Protector, and modification repairs are subject to cost recovery, and BSEE regulations specify service fees for these requests. These authorities and responsibilities are among those delegated to BSEE. The regulations at 30 CFR part 250, Subpart I, pertain to Platforms and Structures and 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. Regulations implementing these responsibilities are among those delegated to BSEE. While most responses are mandatory, some are required to obtain or retain a benefit. No questions of a sensitive nature are asked. The BSEE protects information considered proprietary under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and DOI’s implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2), and under regulations at 30 CFR Part 250.197, Data and information to be made available to the public or for limited inspection, 30 CFR Part 252, OCS Oil and Gas Information Program. The BSEE uses the information submitted under Subpart I to determine the structural integrity of all OCS platforms and floating production facilities and to ensure that such integrity will be maintained throughout the useful life of these structures. We use the information to ascertain, on a case-by-case basis, that the fixed and floating platforms and structures are structurally sound and safe for their intended use to ensure safety of E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 66 / Monday, April 7, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES personnel and prevent pollution. More specifically, we use the information to: • Review data concerning damage to a platform to assess the adequacy of proposed repairs. • Review applications for platform construction (construction is divided into three phases–design, fabrication, and installation) to ensure the structural integrity of the platform. • Review verification plans and thirdparty reports for unique platforms to ensure that all nonstandard situations are given proper consideration during VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Apr 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 the platform design, fabrication, and installation. • Review platform design, fabrication, and installation records to ensure that the platform is constructed according to approved applications. • Review inspection reports to ensure that platform integrity is maintained for the life of the platform. Frequency: On occasion, as a result of situations encountered; and annually. Description of Respondents: Potential respondents include Federal OCS oil, gas, or sulphur lessees and/or operators. PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19113 Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The estimated annual hour burden for this information collection is a total of 261,313 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. E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1 19114 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 66 / Monday, April 7, 2014 / Notices BURDEN BREAKDOWN .. Subpart I and related Reporting an~/or Recordkeeping Requirement* .. NTLs 900(b), (c), (e); 901(b); 905; 906; 910(c), (d); 911(c), (g); 912; 9l3; 919; NTL(s) [PAP 904908; PVP 909-918] 900(b)(4) 900(b)(5) 900(c) 900(e) 900(e) 901(b) mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 903 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Apr 04, 2014 Hour Burden . Average No. of Annual Reponses Annnal Burden Hours Non-Hour Cost Burdens General Requirements for Platforms 817 81,700 100 Submit application, along with reports/surveys applications and relevant data, to install new platform or $22,734 x 3 PVP = $68,202 floating production facility or significant changes to approved applications, including but not limited to: summary of safety factors $3,256 x 12 fixed structure = $39,072 utilized in design of the platform; use of alternative codes, rnles, or standards; CVA $1,657 x 20 CaissonfWell Protector = changes; and Platform Verification Program $33,140 (PVP) plan for design, fabrication, and $3,884 x 65 modifications/repairs = installation of new, fixed, bottom-founded, $252,460 pile-supported, or concrete-gravity platforms and new floating platforms. Consult as required with BSEE and/or USCG. Re/Submit application for major modification(s)/repairs to any platform and obtain approval; and related requirements. ~ applications 420 Submit application for approval to convert an 105 existing platform for a new purpose. ~ applications 240 Submit application for approval to convert an 120 existing mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) for a new purpose. 14 notices/ 98 Notify BSEE within 24 hours of damage and 7 requests; emergency repairs and request approval of reports repairs. Submit written completion report 238 17 within 1 week upon completion of repairs. Submit platfonn installation date and the final 19 140 2,660 as-built location data to the Regional submittals Supervisor within 45 days after platfonn installation. Resubmit an application for approval to install 58 6 348 applications a platform if it was not installed within 1 year after approval (or other date specified by BSEE). Request approval for alternative codes, rules, Burden covered under 0 30 CFR 250, Subpart A, or standards. 1014-0022. III lessees 22,644 Record original and relevant material test 204 results of all primary structural materials; retain records during all stages of construction. Compile, retain, and provide location/make available to BSEE for the functional life of Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1 EN07AP14.007</GPH> Citation 30CFR250 19115 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 66 / Monday, April 7, 2014 / Notices , I Subpart I and related I Average Uour Burdeu Reporthlg andlor Recordkeepblg Requirement* NTLs . i '. platfonn, the as-built drawings, design assumptions/analyses, summary of nondestructive examination records, inspection results, and records of repair not covered elsewhere. Submit certification statement [a certification statement is not considered infonnation collection under 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(l); the burden is for the insertion ofthe location of the records on the statement and the submittal to BSEE]. 903(c); 905(k) mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES '. '. ". This statement is submitted with the application. 17:49 Apr 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 . 0 377 108,348 responses hours $392,874 Non-Hour Cost Burdens '. Platform Verification Pro2ram 91l(c-e); 173 5 schedules Submit complete schedule of all phases of 912(a-c); 914; design, fabrication, and installation with required infonnation; also submit Gantt Chart with required infonnation and required nomination/documentation for CVA, or to be perfonned by CVA. Burden covered under 912(a) Submit design verification plans with your 30 CFR 550, Subpart B, DPPorDOCD. 1010-0151. 2 plans 913(a) Resubmit a changed design, fabrication, or 87 installation verification plan for approval. 10 reports 916(c) Submit interim and final CVA reports and 230 recommendations on design phase. 10 reports 917(a), (c) Submit interim and final CVA reports and 183 recommendations on fabrication phase, including notices to BSEE and operator/lessee of fabrication procedure changes or design specification modifications. 10 reports 918( c) Submit interim and final CVA reports and 133 recommendations on installation phase . . 37 Subtotal .. responses .. Inspection, Maintenance, and Assessment of Platforms 117 lessees 919(a) Develop in-service inspection plan and keep on 171 file. Submit annual (November 1 of each year) report on inspection ofplatfonns or floating production facilities, including summary of testing results. 919(b) 45 150 reports After an environmental event, submit to (initial) NTL Regional Supervisor initial report followed by updates and supporting infonnation. 30 90 reports (update) VerDate Mar<15>2010 ~:f::.! . ·... Uours Non-Uour Cost Bntdens '. Subtotal No. of Annual Reponses E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1 865 0 174 2,300 1,830 1,330 6,499 bours 20,007 6,750 2,700 EN07AP14.008</GPH> Citation 30 CFR2'50 19116 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4310–VH–C Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have identified four non-hour cost burdens, which are service fees required to recover the Federal Government’s processing costs of certain submissions, for various platform applications/ installations. The platform fees are as follows: $22,734 for installation under the Platform Verification Program; $3,256 for installation of fixed structures under the Platform Approval Program; $1,657 for installation of Caisson/Well Protectors; and $3,884 for modifications and/or repairs (see § 250.125). We have not identified any other non-hour cost burdens associated with this collection of information, and we estimate a total reporting non-hour cost burden of $392,874. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Apr 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 January 16, 2014, we published a Federal Register notice (79 FR 2859) announcing that we PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day comment period. In addition, § 250.199 provides the OMB Control Number for the information collection requirements imposed by the 30 CFR 250, Subpart I regulations. The regulation also informs the public that they may comment at any time on the collections of information and provides the address to which they should send comments. We received one comment in response to the Federal Register notice; however, it was not germane to the paperwork burden 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 E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1 EN07AP14.009</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 66 / Monday, April 7, 2014 / Notices Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 66 / Monday, April 7, 2014 / Notices to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Information Collection Clearance Officer: Cheryl Blundon, 703–787–1607. Dated: March 25, 2014. Robert W. Middleton, Deputy Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. 2014–07677 Filed 4–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–VH–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2014–N055; FXES11120000– 145–FF08ECAR00] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Incidental Take Permit Application; Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan and Associated Documents; San Bernardino County, CA Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from City of Rialto (applicant), for a 3-year incidental take permit (permit); the application includes the applicant’s proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP), as required by the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). If approved, the permit would authorize incidental take of the endangered Delhi Sands flower-loving fly in the course of routine activities associated with the construction activities associated with the widening of San Bernardino Avenue, Riverside Avenue, and Willow Avenue. We invite public comment on the permit application and proposed HCP, and on our preliminary determination that the HCP qualifies as ‘‘low-effect’’ for a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act. To make this determination, we used our environmental action statement and low-effect screening form, which are also available for review. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by May 7, 2014. ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: You may request a copy of the incidental take permit application, proposed HCP, and associated documents by email, telephone, fax, or U.S. mail (see below). These documents are also available for public inspection by appointment mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Apr 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 during normal business hours at the office below. Please send your requests or comments by any one of the following methods, and specify ‘‘San Bernardino Avenue, Riverside Avenue, and Willow Avenue Street Improvements HCP’’ in your request or comment. Submitting Comments: You may submit comments or requests for more information by any of the following methods: Email: ken_corey@fws.gov. Include ‘‘San Bernardino Avenue, Riverside Avenue, and Willow Avenue Street Improvements HCP’’ in the subject line of your message. Telephone: Kennon A. Corey, Palm Springs Fish and Wildlife Office, 760– 322–2070. Fax: Kennon A. Corey, Palm Springs Fish and Wildlife Office, 760–322–4648, Attn.: San Bernardino Avenue, Riverside Avenue, and Willow Avenue Street Improvements HCP. U.S. Mail: Kennon A. Corey, Palm Springs Fish and Wildlife Office, Attn.: San Bernardino Avenue, Riverside Avenue, and Willow Avenue Street Improvements HCP, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 777 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 208, Palm Springs, CA 92262. In-Person Viewing or Pickup of Documents, or Delivery of Comments: Call 760–322–2070 to make an appointment during regular business hours at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kennon A. Corey, Assistant Field Supervisor, Palm Springs Fish and Wildlife Office; telephone 760–332– 2070. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), please call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Introduction The applicant, City of Rialto, requests an incidental take permit under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act. If we approve the permit, the applicant anticipates taking Delhi Sands flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus abdominalis) as a result of minor disturbances to habitat the species uses for breeding, feeding, and sheltering. Take of Delhi Sands flower-loving fly would be incidental to the applicant’s routine activities associated with the construction activities associated with the widening of San Bernardino Avenue, Riverside Avenue, and Willow Avenue, in the City of Rialto, San Bernardino County, California. We published a final rule to list Delhi Sands flower-loving fly as endangered on PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19117 September 23, 1993 (58 FR 49881). The rule became effective September 22, 1993. A 5-year review of the species was published in March 2008. Background Section 9 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and our implementing Federal regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17 prohibit the ‘‘take’’ of wildlife species listed as endangered or threatened. Take of listed wildlife is defined under the Act as ‘‘to harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect listed species, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct’’ (16 U.S.C. 1538). ‘‘Harm’’ includes significant habitat modification or degradation that actually kills or injures listed wildlife by significantly impairing essential behavioral patterns such as breeding, feeding, or sheltering (50 CFR 17.3). Under limited circumstances, we may issue permits to authorize incidental take of listed wildlife species, which the Act defines as take that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, the carrying out of otherwise lawful activities. Regulations governing incidental take permits for threatened and endangered species are at 50 CFR 17.32 and 17.22, respectively. In addition to meeting other criteria, activities covered by an incidental take permit must not jeopardize the continued existence in the wild of federally listed wildlife or plants. Applicant’s Proposal The applicant requests a 3-year permit under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act. If we approve the permit, the applicant anticipates taking Delhi Sands flowerloving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus abdominalis) as a result of street improvements which will permanently and temporarily impact 0.74 acre (ac) (0.30 hectare (ha)) of habitat the species uses for breeding, feeding, and sheltering. The take would be incidental to the applicant’s routine construction activities associated with the widening of San Bernardino Avenue, Riverside Avenue, and Willow Avenue, in the City of Rialto, San Bernardino County, California. A portion of the street widening project is on Delhi Sands soils. This soil type, which consists of fine wind-blown sand deposits, along with sparse native shrubs and annual plants defines the Delhi Sands flower-loving fly habitat. Less than 5 percent of the species’ historic range is left, found in a few disjunct locations in southwestern San Bernardino and northwestern Riverside Counties. Development and exclusion by invasive plant species continue to be E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

[Docket ID BSEE-2013-0013; OMB Control Number 1014-0011; 14XE1700DX 
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Information Collection Activities: Platforms and Structures; 
Submitted for Office of Management and Budget 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 Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is notifying the 
public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the 
paperwork requirements in the regulations under Subpart I, Platforms 
and Structures. 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 May 7, 2014.

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 (1014-0011). Please provide a copy of your comments to 
BSEE by any of the means below.
     Electronically: go to http://www.regulations.gov. In the 
Search box, enter BSEE-2013-0013 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 the Department of 
the Interior; Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement; 
Regulations and Standards Branch; ATTN: Nicole Mason; 381 Elden Street, 
HE3313; Herndon, Virginia 20170-4817. Please reference ICR 1014-0011 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 250, Subpart I, Platforms and Structures.
    OMB Control Number: 1014-0011.
    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 43 U.S.C. 
1356 requires the issuance of ``. . . regulations which require that 
any vessel, rig, platform, or other vehicle or structure . . . (2) 
which is used for activities pursuant to this subchapter, comply . . . 
with such minimum standards of design, construction, alteration, and 
repair as the Secretary . . . establishes. . . .'' Section 43 U.S.C. 
1332(6) also states ``operations in the [O]uter Continental Shelf 
should be conducted in a safe manner . . . to prevent or minimize the 
likelihood of . . . physical obstruction to other users of the water or 
subsoil and seabed, or other occurrences which may cause damage to the 
environment or to property, or endanger life or health.''
    In addition to the general authority of OCSLA, 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 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. The Secretary has delegated some of the authority 
under FOGRMA to BSEE.
    The Independent Offices Appropriations Act (31 U.S.C. 9701), the 
Omnibus Appropriations Bill (Pub. L. 104-133, 110 Stat. 1321, April 26, 
1996), and OMB Circular A-25, authorize Federal agencies to recover the 
full cost of services that confer special benefits. Under the 
Department of the Interior's implementing policy, BSEE is required to 
charge fees for services that provide special benefits or privileges to 
an identifiable non-Federal recipient above and beyond those which 
accrue to the public at large. Various applications and reports for 
Platform Verification Program, fixed structure, Caisson/Well Protector, 
and modification repairs are subject to cost recovery, and BSEE 
regulations specify service fees for these requests.
    These authorities and responsibilities are among those delegated to 
BSEE. The regulations at 30 CFR part 250, Subpart I, pertain to 
Platforms and Structures and 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.
    Regulations implementing these responsibilities are among those 
delegated to BSEE. While most responses are mandatory, some are 
required to obtain or retain a benefit. No questions of a sensitive 
nature are asked. The BSEE protects information considered proprietary 
under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and DOI's 
implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2), and under regulations at 30 
CFR Part 250.197, Data and information to be made available to the 
public or for limited inspection, 30 CFR Part 252, OCS Oil and Gas 
Information Program.
    The BSEE uses the information submitted under Subpart I to 
determine the structural integrity of all OCS platforms and floating 
production facilities and to ensure that such integrity will be 
maintained throughout the useful life of these structures. We use the 
information to ascertain, on a case-by-case basis, that the fixed and 
floating platforms and structures are structurally sound and safe for 
their intended use to ensure safety of

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personnel and prevent pollution. More specifically, we use the 
information to:
     Review data concerning damage to a platform to assess the 
adequacy of proposed repairs.
     Review applications for platform construction 
(construction is divided into three phases-design, fabrication, and 
installation) to ensure the structural integrity of the platform.
     Review verification plans and third-party reports for 
unique platforms to ensure that all nonstandard situations are given 
proper consideration during the platform design, fabrication, and 
installation.
     Review platform design, fabrication, and installation 
records to ensure that the platform is constructed according to 
approved applications.
     Review inspection reports to ensure that platform 
integrity is maintained for the life of the platform.
    Frequency: On occasion, as a result of situations encountered; and 
annually.
    Description of Respondents: Potential respondents include Federal 
OCS oil, gas, or sulphur lessees and/or operators.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The estimated 
annual hour burden for this information collection is a total of 
261,313 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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    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have 
identified four non-hour cost burdens, which are service fees required 
to recover the Federal Government's processing costs of certain 
submissions, for various platform applications/installations. The 
platform fees are as follows: $22,734 for installation under the 
Platform Verification Program; $3,256 for installation of fixed 
structures under the Platform Approval Program; $1,657 for installation 
of Caisson/Well Protectors; and $3,884 for modifications and/or repairs 
(see Sec.  250.125). We have not identified any other non-hour cost 
burdens associated with this collection of information, and we estimate 
a total reporting non-hour cost burden of $392,874.
    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 January 16, 
2014, we published a Federal Register notice (79 FR 2859) announcing 
that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided 
the required 60-day comment period. In addition, Sec.  250.199 provides 
the OMB Control Number for the information collection requirements 
imposed by the 30 CFR 250, Subpart I regulations. The regulation also 
informs the public that they may comment at any time on the collections 
of information and provides the address to which they should send 
comments. We received one comment in response to the Federal Register 
notice; however, it was not germane to the paperwork burden 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

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to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, 
we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
    Information Collection Clearance Officer: Cheryl Blundon, 703-787-
1607.

    Dated: March 25, 2014.
Robert W. Middleton,
Deputy Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
[FR Doc. 2014-07677 Filed 4-4-14; 8:45 am]
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