Information Collection Activities: Oil and Gas Drilling Operations; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, 53721-53728 [2014-21586]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 175 / Wednesday, September 10, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0104] Agency Information Collection Activities: Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status, Form I–918, and Supplements A and B of Form I–918; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection ACTION: 60-Day Notice. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed revision of a currently approved collection of information or new collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until November 10, 2014. ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 1615–0104 in the subject box, the agency name and Docket ID USCIS– 2010–0004. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments: (1) Online. You may access the Federal Register Notice and submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site by visiting www.regulations.gov. In the search box either copy and paste, or type in, the eDocket ID number USCIS–2010–0004. Click on the link titled Open Docket Folder for the appropriate Notice and supporting documents, and click the Comment Now tab to submit a comment; (2) Email. Submit comments to USCISFRComment@uscis.dhs.gov; (3) Mail. Submit written comments to DHS, USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529–2140. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Comments Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:04 Sep 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to consider limiting the amount of personal information that you provide in any voluntary submission you make to DHS. DHS may withhold information provided in comments from public viewing that it determines may impact the privacy of an individual or is offensive. For additional information, please read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the footer of http://www.regulations.gov. Note: The address listed in this notice should only be used to submit comments concerning this information collection. Please do not submit requests for individual case status inquiries to this address. If you are seeking information about the status of your individual case, please check ‘‘My Case Status’’ online at: https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/ Dashboard.do, or call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1–800–375–5283. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status; and Supplement A and B. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: Form I–918; USCIS. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53721 (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or Households. This application permits victims of certain qualifying criminal activity and their immediate family members to apply for temporary nonimmigrant status. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: Form I–918—26,400 responses at 5 hours per response; Supplement A—17,808 responses at 1.5 hour per response; Supplement B—26,400 responses at 1 hour per response, as well as 44,208 biometric-related responses at 1.17 hours (1 hour and 10 minutes). (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 236,835.36 annual burden hours. If you need a copy of the information collection instrument with instructions, or additional information, please visit the Federal eRulemaking Portal site at: http://www.regulations.gov. We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529–2140, Telephone number 202–272–8377. Dated: September 4, 2014. Laura Dawkins, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2014–21501 Filed 9–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement [Docket ID BSEE–2014–0004; OMB Control Number 1014–0018; 14XE1700DX EEEE500000 EX1SF0000.DAQ000] Information Collection Activities: Oil and Gas Drilling 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), BSEE is notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) for review and approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under Subpart D, Oil and Gas Drilling Operations. This notice also provides SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 53722 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 175 / Wednesday, September 10, 2014 / Notices the public a second opportunity to comment on the revised paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. DATES: You must submit comments by October 10, 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– 0018). 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–2014–0004 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, 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 1014–0018 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 D, Oil and Gas Drilling Operations. Form(s): BSEE–0125; BSEE–0133, BSEE–0133S, and BSEE–0144. OMB Control Number: 1014–0018. Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act at 43 U.S.C. 1334 authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to prescribe rules and regulations necessary for the administration of the leasing provisions of the 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, VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:04 Sep 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 OCS Lands Act 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 the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (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 250, subpart D, concern oil and gas drilling operations and are the subject of this collection. This request also covers any related Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTLs) that BSEE issues to clarify, supplement, or provide additional guidance on some aspects of our regulations. This ICR includes four forms. In this submission, we have included a certification statement on all the forms to state that false submissions are subject to criminal penalties. A minor change to include Alaska and Pacific OCS Regional contact information was made on Form BSEE– 0144. Once this ICR is approved, the revisions will be added to the forms and the eWell screen shot(s), and the revised PRA statement will be posted on the eWell Web site. Regulations implementing these responsibilities are among those delegated to BSEE. Responses are mandatory or are required to obtain or retain a benefit. No questions of a PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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 to ensure safe drilling operations and to protect the human, marine, and coastal environment. Among other things, BSEE specifically uses the information to ensure: • The drilling unit is fit for the intended purpose; • the lessee or operator will not encounter geologic conditions that present a hazard to operations; • equipment is maintained in a state of readiness and meets safety standards; • each drilling crew is properly trained and able to promptly perform well-control activities at any time during well operations; and • compliance with safety standards; and • the current regulations will provide for safe and proper field or reservoir development, resource evaluation, conservation, protection of correlative rights, safety, and environmental protection. We also review well records to ascertain whether drilling operations have encountered hydrocarbons or H2S and to ensure that H2S detection equipment, personnel protective equipment, and training of the crew are adequate for safe operations in zones known to contain H2S and zones where the presence of H2S is unknown. Frequency: On occasion, daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually, and varies by section. Description of Respondents: Potential respondents comprise Federal OCS oil, gas, or sulphur lessees and/or operators. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The estimated annual hour burden for this ICR is a total of 102,512 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\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 175 / Wednesday, September 10, 2014 / Notices Citation 30 CFR 250 subpart D and NTL(s) Reporting and recordkeeping requirement* Average number of annual responses Hour burden 53723 Annual burden hours (rounded) General Requirements 402(b) .............................................. 403 .................................................. 404 .................................................. Request approval to use blind or blind-shear ram or pipe rams and inside BOP. Notify BSEE of drilling rig movement on or off drilling location (BSEE–0144). Perform operational check of crown block safety device; record results (weekly). 0.5 352 requests ..... 176 0.2 BSEE–0144 ...... 312 forms ......... 86 drilling rigs × 52 weeks = 4,472 records. 63 0.25 408, 409 .......................................... Apply for use of alternative procedures and/or departures not requested in BSEE forms (including discussions with BSEE or oral approvals). Burden covered under 1014–0025. 0. Subtotal .................................... ..................................................................................... ........................ 5,136 ................ 1,118 1,357 Apply for a Permit to Drill 408–418, 420(a)(6); 423(b)(3), (c); 449(j), (k); 456(j); plus in subparts A, B, D, E, H, P, Q.. Submit Application for Permit to Drill (APD Form BSEE–0123 and BSEE–0123S) that includes any/ all supporting documentation and requests for various approvals required in subpart D (including §§ 250.425(a), 427, 428, 432, 447(c), 448(b),(c), 451(g), 460, 490(c)) submitted via the form; upon request, make available to BSEE. Burden covered under 1014– 0025. 0 410(b); 417(b) ................................. Reference Well and site-specific information approved in your Exploration Plan, Development and Production Plan, Development Operations Coordination Document in your APD. Burdens pertaining to EPs, DPPs, DOCDs are covered under BOEM 1010–0151 and APDs are covered under 1014–0025. 0 416(g)(2) .......................................... Provide 72 hour advance notice of location of shearing ram tests or inspections; allow BSEE access to witness testing, inspections, and information verification. 0.25 156 notifications 39 416(g)(2) .......................................... Submit evidence that demonstrates that the Registered Professional Engineer/firm has the expertise and experience necessary to perform the verification(s); allow BSEE access to witness testing; verify info submitted to BSEE. 0.25 733 submittals .. 184 417(a), (b) ....................................... Collect and report additional information on case-bycase basis if sufficient information is not available. 5 46 reports ......... 230 417(c) .............................................. Submit 3rd party review of drilling unit according to 30 CFR 250, subpart I. Burden covered under 1014– 0011. 0 418(e) .............................................. Submit welding and burning plan according to 30 CFR 250, subpart A. Burden covered under 1014– 0022. 0 Subtotal .................................... ..................................................................................... ........................ 935 ................... 453 0.75 533 submittals .. 400 0.25 58 requests ...... 15 0.5 86 requests ...... 43 0.75 1,606 tests ........ 1,205 Casing and Cementing Requirements 420(b)(3) .......................................... 420(b)(3) .......................................... 423(a) .............................................. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 423(b)(4), (c)(2) ............................... 423(c)(5) .......................................... 423(c)(7) .......................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:04 Sep 09, 2014 Submit dual mechanical barrier documentation after installation. Request approval for alternative options to installing barriers. Request and receive approval from District Manager for repair. Perform pressure casing test; document results and make available to BSEE upon request. Immediately contact District Manager when problem corrected due to failed negative pressure test; submit a description of corrected action taken; and receive approval from District Manager to retest. Submit documentation of successful negative pressure test in the End of Operations Report (EOR, Form BSEE–0125). Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 1 20 notifications 20 2 BSEE–0125 45 submittals. 90 10SEN1 53724 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 175 / Wednesday, September 10, 2014 / Notices Average number of annual responses Annual burden hours (rounded) Citation 30 CFR 250 subpart D and NTL(s) Reporting and recordkeeping requirement* 424 .................................................. Caliper, pressure test, or evaluate casing; submit evaluation results; request approval before resuming operations or beginning repairs (every 30 days during prolonged drilling). 425(a) .............................................. Request approval from District Manager to use other test pressures for liners. 426 .................................................. Record results of all casing and liner pressure tests 2 4,259 record results. 8,518 427(a) .............................................. Record results of all pressure integrity tests and hole behavior observations re-formation integrity and pore pressure. 2 4,226 record results. 8,452 Subtotal .................................... ..................................................................................... ........................ 10,901 .............. 18,811 2 620 records ...... 1,240 ........................ 620 ................... 1,240 Hour burden 1 68 requests ...... Burden covered under 1014– 0025. 68 0 Diverter System Requirements 434; 467 .......................................... Subtotal .................................... Perform diverter tests when installed and once every 7 days; actuate system at least once every 24hour period; record results (average 2 per drilling operation); retain all charts/reports relating to diverter tests/actuations at facility for duration of drilling well. ..................................................................................... Blowout Preventer (BOP) System Requirements 442(c) .............................................. Request alternative method for the accumulator system. 442(f)(3) ........................................... Demonstrate that your secondary control system will function properly. Label all functions on all panels ................................. Develop written procedures for management system for operating the BOP stack and LMRP. 442(h) .............................................. 442(i) ............................................... Burden covered under 1014–0022. 5 0. 6 validations ..... 30 45 panels .......... 39 procedures .. 68 312 Burden covered under 1014–0008 0 1.5 8 Establish minimum requirements for authorized personnel to operate critical BOP equipment; require training. 446(a) .............................................. Document BOP maintenance and inspection procedures used; record results of BOP inspections and maintenance actions; maintain records for 2 years; make available to BSEE upon request. 447(c) .............................................. Request approval from District Manager to omit BOP pressure test. Indicate which casing strings and liners meet the criteria of this section. 449(j)(2) ........................................... Notify District Manager at least 72 hours prior to stump/initial test on seafloor. 0.25 150 notifications 38 449(j)(3) ........................................... Document all ROV intervention function test results; make available to BSEE upon request. 1 150 tests ........... 150 449(k) .............................................. Document all autoshear and deadman function test results for your subsea BOP systems; make available to BSEE upon request.. 450; 467 .......................................... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 442(j) ............................................... Document and record BOP pressure tests results, actuations and inspections; at a minimum every 14 days; as stated for components; sign as correct. Retain all records, including charts, reports, and referenced documents for the duration of drilling the well. Record reason for postponing BOP test (on occasion—approx. 2/year) in driller’s report. 451(c) .............................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:04 Sep 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3 86 records ........ Burden covered under 1014– 0025. Burden covered under 1014– 0025. E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 11 0.25 236 test results 86 records ........ 10SEN1 258 0 0 2,596 22 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 175 / Wednesday, September 10, 2014 / Notices Citation 30 CFR 250 subpart D and NTL(s) Reporting and recordkeeping requirement* 451(g) .............................................. Demonstrate that well control procedures/well conditions will not place demands above its rating working pressure and obtain approval from District Manager. Subtotal .................................... ..................................................................................... Average number of annual responses Hour burden Burden covered under 1014– 0025. 53725 Annual burden hours (rounded) 0 ........................ 798 ................... 3,474 Drilling Fluid Requirements 456(b), (i) ......................................... Document/record in the driller’s report every time you circulate drilling fluid; results of drilling fluid tests. 1 4,160 records ... 4,160 456(c), (f) ......................................... Perform various calculations; post calculated drill pipe, collar, and drilling fluid volume; as well as maximum pressures. 1 4,259 postings .. 4,259 456(j) ............................................... Submit detailed step-by-step procedures describing displacement of fluids with your APD (this submittal obtains District Manager approval). 458(b) .............................................. Record daily drilling fluid and materials inventory in drilling fluid report. 459(a)(3) .......................................... Request exception to procedure for protecting negative pressure area. Subtotal .................................... ..................................................................................... Burden covered under 1014– 0025. 0.5 0 30,295 records 15,148 Burden included under 1014– 0022. 0 ........................ 38,714 .............. 23,567 Other Drilling Requirements 449(j); 460; 465; plus in A, D, E, F, H, P, and Q. Provide revised plans and the additional supporting information required by the cited regulations when you submit an Application for Permit to Modify (APM) (Form BSEE–0124) to BSEE for approval; or a Revised APM. 420(b)(3); 423(b)(7); 465(a); plus various ref in A, E, F, and P. Submit Form BSEE–0125, End of Operations Report (EOR), and additional supporting information as required by the cited regulations. 460 .................................................. Submit plans and obtain approval to conduct well test; notify BSEE before test. 461(a–b); 466(e); 468(a); ................ NTL .................................................. Record and submit well logs and surveys run in the wellbore and/or charts of well logging operations (including but not limited to). Record and submit directional and vertical-well surveys. Record and submit velocity profiles and surveys ....... Record and submit core analyses .............................. Provide copy of well directional survey to affected leaseholder. Prepare and post well control drill plan for crew members. Record results of well-control drills ............................. Request field drilling rules be established, amended, or canceled. 461(e) .............................................. 462(a) .............................................. 462(c) .............................................. 463(b) .............................................. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 465(a)(1) .......................................... 428, ................................................. 449(j) & k(1), 456(j) ......................... Obtain approval to revise your drilling plan or change major drilling equipment by submitting a revised BSEE–0123, Application for Permit to Drill and BSEE–0123S, Supplemental APD Information Sheet. Subtotal .................................... ..................................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:04 Sep 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Burden covered under 1014– 0026. 2 BSEE–0125 ...... 279 submittals .. Burden covered under 1014– 0025. 0 558 0 3 302 logs/surveys 906 1 302 reports ....... 302 1 1 0.75 45 reports ......... 130 analyses .... 11 occasions .... 45 130 9 0.5 314 plans .......... 157 1 4 8,632 results ..... 6 requests ........ 8,632 24 Burden covered under 1014– 0025. ........................ E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10,021 .............. 10SEN1 0 10,763 53726 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 175 / Wednesday, September 10, 2014 / Notices Citation 30 CFR 250 subpart D and NTL(s) Reporting and recordkeeping requirement* Average number of annual responses Hour burden Annual burden hours (rounded) Applying for a Permit to Modify and Well Records 466, 467 .......................................... 3,526 records ... 7,581 1 BSEE–0133 4,160 submittals. 4,160 1 468(b); 465(b)(3) ............................. Retain drilling records for 90 days after drilling is complete; retain casing/liner pressure, diverter, and BOP records for 2 years; retain well completion/well workover until well is permanently plugged/abandoned or lease is assigned. In the GOM OCS Region, submit drilling activity reports weekly on Forms BSEE–0133 (Well Activity Report) and BSEE–0133S (Bore Hole Data) and supporting information. (The burden includes approximately 1 hour per response for filling out these forms.). 2.15 4,160 18,822 468(c) .............................................. In the Pacific and Alaska OCS Regions during drilling operations, submit daily drilling reports. N/A in GOM ................................................................ 1 469; NTL ......................................... As specified by region, submit well records, paleontological interpretations or reports, service company reports, and other reports or records of operations. 1.5 BSEE–0133S 4,160 submittals. 33 wells × 365 days × 20% year = 2,409 reports. 341 submissions Subtotal .................................... ..................................................................................... ........................ 14,596 .............. 2,409 512 Hydrogen Sulfide 490(c), (d) ........................................ Submit request for reclassification of H2S zone; notify BSEE if conditions change. 490(f); also in 418(d) ....................... Burden covered under 1014– 0025. Submit contingency plans for operations in H2S areas (16 drilling, 6 work-over, 6 production). Post safety instructions; document training; retain records at facility where employee works; train on occasion and/or annual refresher (approx. 2/year). Document and retain attendance for weekly H2S drills and monthly safety mtgs until operations completed or for 1 year for production facilities at nearest field office. 0 30 28 plans ............ 840 4 34 records ........ 136 2 2,514 records ... 5,028 490(i) ............................................... Display warning signs—no burden as facilities would display warning signs and use other visual and audible systems. 0 490(j)(7–8) ....................................... Record H2S detection and monitoring sensors during drilling testing and calibrations; make available upon request. 490(g) .............................................. 490(h)(2) .......................................... 4 4,328 records ... 17,312 490(j)(12) ......................................... Propose alternatives to minimize or eliminate SO2 hazards—submitted with contingency plans—burden covered under § 250.490(f) 0 490(j)(13) (vi) ................................... Label breathing air bottles—no burden as supplier normally labels bottles; facilities would routinely label if not. 0 490(l) ............................................... Notify without delay of unplanned H2S releases (approx. 2/year). Oral 0.2 Written 5 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 490(o)(5) .......................................... 490(q)(1) .......................................... 490(q)(9) .......................................... 490(q)(12) ........................................ VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:04 Sep 09, 2014 Request approval to use drill pipe for well testing ..... 2 24 notifications 24 written reports. 4 requests ........ Seal and mark for the presence of H2S cores to be transported—no burden as facilities would routinely mark transported cores Request approval to use gas containing H2S for instrument gas. Analyze produced water disposed of for H2S content and submit results to BSEE. Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 5 120 8 0 2 2 requests ........ 4 3 164 submittals .. 492 10SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 175 / Wednesday, September 10, 2014 / Notices Reporting and recordkeeping requirement* Hour burden Average number of annual responses ..................................................................................... ........................ 7,122 ................ 23,945 Citation 30 CFR 250 subpart D and NTL(s) Subtotal .................................... 53727 Annual burden hours (rounded) Miscellaneous 400–490 .......................................... 2 30 requests ...... 60 NTL .................................................. General departure or alternative compliance requests not specifically covered elsewhere in subpart D. Voluntary submit to USCG read only access to the EPIRB data for their moored drilling rig fleet before hurricane season. .25 80 submittals .... 20 Subtotal .................................... ..................................................................................... ........................ 110 ................... 80 Total Burden ............................ ..................................................................................... ........................ 88,953 .............. 102,512 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES * The forms mentioned in this collection, for the most part, are currently submitted electronically using eWell. In the future, BSEE will be allowing the option of electronic reporting for certain requirements not necessarily associated with a form. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have not identified any non-hour cost burdens associated with this 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 April 14, 2014, we published a Federal Register notice (79 FR 20897) announcing that we 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 Part 250, Subpart D regulations and forms. 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. We offer the VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:04 Sep 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 following in response: the commenter has expressed concern over the certification statement we are adding to the forms associated with this collection will be ‘‘elevating’’ the accuracy of information submitted on the forms to ‘‘criminal’’ status. The certification statement on the forms is a standard statement on many Government forms. Anyone who knowingly submits false information to the Government may be subject to civil and criminal penalties even if the statement does not appear on the form. The statement is intended to remind submitters that there are penalties for intentional false statements and BSEE has a range of enforcement options available to ensure the Government has the information it needs to promote safe and environmentally protective operations on the OCS. Another concern expressed by the commenter was in reference to information/questions on Form BSEE– 0123 being unnecessary or already submitted in eWell. With respect to the information submitted on paper forms versus eWell, BSEE has initiated the eWell System for all three BSEE OCS Regions. To date, only the Gulf of Mexico Region has eWell fully operational. With that said, operators/ lessees must be given the option to use paper forms until all three BSEE OCS Regions can utilize eWell. Currently 100 percent of all paper forms are being submitted in the Pacific OCS Region and the Alaska OCS Region. In regards to the commenters concerns about proposed changes to Form BSEE–0125 being redundant with Form BOEM–0140, BSEE agrees this is duplicative information and has removed Nos. 34(a)-Bottom Hole Pressure and 34(b)-Bottom Hole Temperature from Form BSEE–0125. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 With respect to the commenters concerns that BSEE is significantly underestimating the burden hours associated with Form BSEE–0123Application for Permit to Drill (APD), BSEE agrees. Between the 60-day FR notice (79 FR 20897, April 14, 2014) associated with this collection and this submission, we removed the APD— BSEE–0123, including a revised APD, Supplemental APD Information Sheet (BSEE–0123S), and those regulatory requirements that were previously associated with this collection. We separated out these requirements and burdens and put them into a separate information collection so that both industry and BSEE will have a better understanding of the complexities associated with all the information that is submitted and will reflect more accurate burden estimates. The OMB approved the request and assigned the APD ICR with OMB Control Number 1014–0025 on April 29, 2014. As stated previously, all information collection Federal Register notices provide an opportunity to comment on the burdens during the 60- and 30-day comment period, as well as commenting to OMB anytime on the information collection burdens. We received no comments during the 60- or 30-day comment period during the APD ICR process. 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. E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 53728 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 175 / Wednesday, September 10, 2014 / Notices Information Collection Clearance Officer: Cheryl Blundon, 703–787–1607. Dated: August 21, 2014. Robert W. Middleton, Deputy Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. 2014–21586 Filed 9–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–VH–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Background [FWS–R4–ES–2014–N134; FXES11130400000C2–145–FF04E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of Availability of a Technical/Agency Draft Recovery Plan for the Dusky Gopher Frog Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for public comment. AGENCY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the technical/agency draft recovery plan for the endangered dusky gopher frog. We request review and comment on this draft recovery plan from local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public. DATES: In order to be considered, comments on the draft recovery plan must be received on or before November 10, 2014. ADDRESSES: If you wish to review this technical/agency draft recovery plan, you may obtain a copy by visiting the Service’s Mississippi Field Office Web site at http://www.fws.gov/ mississippiES/ or by contacting Linda LaClaire, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mississippi Ecological Services Field Office, 6578 Dogwood View Parkway, Jackson, MS 39213; tel. (601) 321–1126. If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by one of the following methods: 1. You may submit written comments and materials to Linda LaClaire, at the above address. 2. You may hand-deliver written comments to our Mississippi Field Office, at the above address, or fax them to (601) 965–4340. 3. You may send comments by email to linda_laclaire@fws.gov. Please include ‘‘Dusky Gopher Frog Recovery Plan Comments’’ on the subject line. For additional information about submitting comments, see the ‘‘Request for Public Comments’’ section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda LaClaire (see ADDRESSES above). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:04 Sep 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 announce the availability of the technical/agency draft recovery plan for the endangered dusky gopher frog (Rana sevosa). The draft recovery plan includes specific recovery objectives and criteria the dusky gopher frog would have to meet in order for us to downlist it to threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; Act). We request review and comment on this draft recovery plan from local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public. The dusky gopher frog was listed as an endangered species under the Act on December 4, 2001 (66 FR 62993). At the time of the original listing, the species was identified as the Mississippi gopher frog, a distinct population segment of what was then considered the dusky gopher frog (Rana capito sevosa). Subsequent to the listing, taxonomic research was completed that indicated the Mississippi gopher frog was different from other gopher frogs and warranted acceptance as its own species. In 2012, the Service officially recognized the listed entity as the dusky gopher frog, Rana sevosa, based on this research and the original description of the species given this name. Dusky gopher frogs are terrestrial amphibians endemic to the longleaf pine ecosystem of southeastern Louisiana, coastal Mississippi, and coastal Alabama to the Mobile River drainage. Currently, it is only found at four localities in two Mississippi counties and has not been recently observed in either Alabama or Louisiana. Approximately 625 hectares (1,544 acres) have been designated as critical habitat for the dusky gopher frog in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, and 1,996 hectares (4,933 acres) are designated in Forrest, Harrison, Jackson, and Perry Counties, Mississippi (77 FR 35118). The dusky gopher frog has a Federal recovery priority number of 5, which indicates the species faces a high degree of threat and also has a low recovery potential. Restoring an endangered or threatened animal or plant to the point where it is again a secure, selfsustaining member of its ecosystem is a primary goal of our endangered species program. To help guide the recovery effort, we prepare recovery plans for most listed species. Recovery plans describe actions considered necessary for conservation of the species; establish criteria for downlisting or delisting; and estimate time and cost for implementing recovery measures. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Act requires the development of recovery plans for listed species, unless such a plan would not promote the conservation of a particular species. Section 4(f) of the Act requires us to provide public notice and an opportunity for public review and comment during recovery plan development. We will consider all information presented during a public comment period prior to approval of each new or revised recovery plan. We and other Federal agencies will take these comments into account in the course of implementing approved recovery plans. Recovery Plan Components The Service’s recovery objectives are to work to reduce threats so that the dusky gopher frog may be downlisted to threatened status. Defining reasonable delisting criteria is not possible at this time, given the current low number of populations and individuals, lack of information about the species’ biology, and magnitude of threats. Therefore, this recovery plan only establishes downlisting criteria for the dusky gopher frog. Downlisting of the dusky gopher frog will be considered when: 1. Six viable metapopulations * are documented within blocks of recovery focus areas (described in Section II of the recovery plan) and are widely distributed across the range of the species. The six metapopulations would include a minimum of 12 breeding ponds and would be distributed as follows: a. One metapopulation in Block #1 (Louisiana. Portions of St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parishes, west to the Tangipahoa River); b. Two metapopulations each in Block #2 (South-Central Mississippi. North of State Hwy. 26, between the Pearl and Pascagoula Rivers; Forrest County and portions of Lamar, Pearl River, Perry, and Stone Counties) and Block #3 (South Mississippi. South of Hwy. 26, between the Pearl and Pascagoula Rivers; Hancock and Harrison Counties, and portions of Jackson, George, Pearl River, and Stone Counties); and c. One metapopulation in either Block #4 (Eastern Mississippi. East of Pascagoula/Leaf Rivers; portions of George, Greene, Jackson, and Wayne Counties) or Block #5 (Alabama. West of the Mobile River Delta; Mobile and Washington Counties, small portion of Choctaw County). 2. Long-term monitoring (10+ years) of each metapopulation documents population viability (viability standard to be defined through a recovery task). The 10-year timeframe will allow E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 175 (Wednesday, September 10, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53721-53728]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

[Docket ID BSEE-2014-0004; OMB Control Number 1014-0018; 14XE1700DX 
EEEE500000 EX1SF0000.DAQ000]


Information Collection Activities: Oil and Gas Drilling 
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), BSEE 
is notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information 
collection request (ICR) for review and approval of the paperwork 
requirements in the regulations under Subpart D, Oil and Gas Drilling 
Operations. This notice also provides

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the public a second opportunity to comment on the revised paperwork 
burden of these regulatory requirements.

DATES: You must submit comments by October 10, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments by either fax (202) 395-5806 or email 
(OIRASubmission@omb.eop.gov) directly to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for 
the Department of the Interior (1014-0018). 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-2014-0004 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, 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 1014-0018 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 D, Oil and Gas Drilling Operations.
    Form(s): BSEE-0125; BSEE-0133, BSEE-0133S, and BSEE-0144.
    OMB Control Number: 1014-0018.
    Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act at 43 U.S.C. 
1334 authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to prescribe rules and 
regulations necessary for the administration of the leasing provisions 
of the 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.
    In addition to the general rulemaking authority of the OCS Lands 
Act 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 the Bureau of Safety and Environmental 
Enforcement (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 250, subpart D, concern oil and gas 
drilling operations and are the subject of this collection. This 
request also covers any related Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTLs) 
that BSEE issues to clarify, supplement, or provide additional guidance 
on some aspects of our regulations.
    This ICR includes four forms. In this submission, we have included 
a certification statement on all the forms to state that false 
submissions are subject to criminal penalties.
    A minor change to include Alaska and Pacific OCS Regional contact 
information was made on Form BSEE-0144.
    Once this ICR is approved, the revisions will be added to the forms 
and the eWell screen shot(s), and the revised PRA statement will be 
posted on the eWell Web site.
    Regulations implementing these responsibilities are among those 
delegated to BSEE. Responses are mandatory or 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 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 to ensure safe drilling operations 
and to protect the human, marine, and coastal environment. Among other 
things, BSEE specifically uses the information to ensure:
     The drilling unit is fit for the intended purpose;
     the lessee or operator will not encounter geologic 
conditions that present a hazard to operations;
     equipment is maintained in a state of readiness and meets 
safety standards;
     each drilling crew is properly trained and able to 
promptly perform well-control activities at any time during well 
operations; and
     compliance with safety standards; and
     the current regulations will provide for safe and proper 
field or reservoir development, resource evaluation, conservation, 
protection of correlative rights, safety, and environmental protection.
    We also review well records to ascertain whether drilling 
operations have encountered hydrocarbons or H2S and to 
ensure that H2S detection equipment, personnel protective 
equipment, and training of the crew are adequate for safe operations in 
zones known to contain H2S and zones where the presence of 
H2S is unknown.
    Frequency: On occasion, daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, 
annually, and varies by section.
    Description of Respondents: Potential respondents comprise Federal 
OCS oil, gas, or sulphur lessees and/or operators.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The estimated 
annual hour burden for this ICR is a total of 102,512 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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                                      Reporting and                                               Annual  burden
Citation 30 CFR 250 subpart D and     recordkeeping       Hour burden      Average  number of          hours
              NTL(s)                   requirement*                         annual  responses        (rounded)
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                                              General Requirements
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402(b)...........................  Request approval to             0.5  352 requests............             176
                                    use blind or blind-
                                    shear ram or pipe
                                    rams and inside
                                    BOP.
403..............................  Notify BSEE of                  0.2  BSEE-0144...............              63
                                    drilling rig                        312 forms...............
                                    movement on or off
                                    drilling location
                                    (BSEE-0144).
404..............................  Perform operational            0.25  86 drilling rigs x 52              1,118
                                    check of crown                       weeks = 4,472 records.
                                    block safety
                                    device; record
                                    results (weekly).
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408, 409.........................  Apply for use of     Burden covered  0.......................
                                    alternative            under 1014-
                                    procedures and/or            0025.
                                    departures not
                                    requested in BSEE
                                    forms (including
                                    discussions with
                                    BSEE or oral
                                    approvals).
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    Subtotal.....................  ...................  ..............  5,136...................           1,357
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                                           Apply for a Permit to Drill
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408-418, 420(a)(6); 423(b)(3),     Submit Application        Burden covered under 1014-0025.                   0
 (c); 449(j), (k); 456(j); plus     for Permit to
 in subparts A, B, D, E, H, P, Q..  Drill (APD Form
                                    BSEE-0123 and BSEE-
                                    0123S) that
                                    includes any/all
                                    supporting
                                    documentation and
                                    requests for
                                    various approvals
                                    required in
                                    subpart D
                                    (including Sec.
                                    Sec.   250.425(a),
                                    427, 428, 432,
                                    447(c),
                                    448(b),(c),
                                    451(g), 460,
                                    490(c)) submitted
                                    via the form; upon
                                    request, make
                                    available to BSEE.
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410(b); 417(b)...................  Reference Well and    Burdens pertaining to EPs, DPPs, DOCDs                0
                                    site-specific         are covered under BOEM 1010-0151 and
                                    information             APDs are covered under 1014-0025.
                                    approved in your
                                    Exploration Plan,
                                    Development and
                                    Production Plan,
                                    Development
                                    Operations
                                    Coordination
                                    Document in your
                                    APD.
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416(g)(2)........................  Provide 72 hour                0.25  156 notifications.......              39
                                    advance notice of
                                    location of
                                    shearing ram tests
                                    or inspections;
                                    allow BSEE access
                                    to witness
                                    testing,
                                    inspections, and
                                    information
                                    verification.
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416(g)(2)........................  Submit evidence                0.25  733 submittals..........             184
                                    that demonstrates
                                    that the
                                    Registered
                                    Professional
                                    Engineer/firm has
                                    the expertise and
                                    experience
                                    necessary to
                                    perform the
                                    verification(s);
                                    allow BSEE access
                                    to witness
                                    testing; verify
                                    info submitted to
                                    BSEE.
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417(a), (b)......................  Collect and report                5  46 reports..............             230
                                    additional
                                    information on
                                    case-by-case basis
                                    if sufficient
                                    information is not
                                    available.
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417(c)...........................  Submit 3rd party          Burden covered under 1014-0011.                   0
                                    review of drilling
                                    unit according to
                                    30 CFR 250,
                                    subpart I.
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418(e)...........................  Submit welding and        Burden covered under 1014-0022.                   0
                                    burning plan
                                    according to 30
                                    CFR 250, subpart A.
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    Subtotal.....................  ...................  ..............  935.....................             453
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                                        Casing and Cementing Requirements
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420(b)(3)........................  Submit dual                    0.75  533 submittals..........             400
                                    mechanical barrier
                                    documentation
                                    after installation.
420(b)(3)........................  Request approval               0.25  58 requests.............              15
                                    for alternative
                                    options to
                                    installing
                                    barriers.
423(a)...........................  Request and receive             0.5  86 requests.............              43
                                    approval from
                                    District Manager
                                    for repair.
423(b)(4), (c)(2)................  Perform pressure               0.75  1,606 tests.............           1,205
                                    casing test;
                                    document results
                                    and make available
                                    to BSEE upon
                                    request.
423(c)(5)........................  Immediately contact               1  20 notifications........              20
                                    District Manager
                                    when problem
                                    corrected due to
                                    failed negative
                                    pressure test;
                                    submit a
                                    description of
                                    corrected action
                                    taken; and receive
                                    approval from
                                    District Manager
                                    to retest.
423(c)(7)........................  Submit                            2  BSEE-0125 45 submittals.              90
                                    documentation of
                                    successful
                                    negative pressure
                                    test in the End of
                                    Operations Report
                                    (EOR, Form BSEE-
                                    0125).

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424..............................  Caliper, pressure                 1  68 requests.............              68
                                    test, or evaluate
                                    casing; submit
                                    evaluation
                                    results; request
                                    approval before
                                    resuming
                                    operations or
                                    beginning repairs
                                    (every 30 days
                                    during prolonged
                                    drilling).
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425(a)...........................  Request approval          Burden covered under 1014-0025.                   0
                                    from District
                                    Manager to use
                                    other test
                                    pressures for
                                    liners.
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426..............................  Record results of                 2  4,259 record results....           8,518
                                    all casing and
                                    liner pressure
                                    tests.
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427(a)...........................  Record results of                 2  4,226 record results....           8,452
                                    all pressure
                                    integrity tests
                                    and hole behavior
                                    observations re-
                                    formation
                                    integrity and pore
                                    pressure.
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    Subtotal.....................  ...................  ..............  10,901..................          18,811
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                                          Diverter System Requirements
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434; 467.........................  Perform diverter                  2  620 records.............           1,240
                                    tests when
                                    installed and once
                                    every 7 days;
                                    actuate system at
                                    least once every
                                    24-hour period;
                                    record results
                                    (average 2 per
                                    drilling
                                    operation); retain
                                    all charts/reports
                                    relating to
                                    diverter tests/
                                    actuations at
                                    facility for
                                    duration of
                                    drilling well.
    Subtotal.....................  ...................  ..............  620.....................           1,240
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                                   Blowout Preventer (BOP) System Requirements
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442(c)...........................  Request alternative  Burden covered  0.......................
                                    method for the         under 1014-
                                    accumulator system.          0022.
442(f)(3)........................  Demonstrate that                  5  6 validations...........              30
                                    your secondary
                                    control system
                                    will function
                                    properly.
442(h)...........................  Label all functions             1.5  45 panels...............              68
                                    on all panels.
442(i)...........................  Develop written                   8  39 procedures...........             312
                                    procedures for
                                    management system
                                    for operating the
                                    BOP stack and LMRP.
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442(j)...........................  Establish minimum         Burden covered under 1014-0008                    0
                                    requirements for
                                    authorized
                                    personnel to
                                    operate critical
                                    BOP equipment;
                                    require training.
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446(a)...........................  Document BOP                      3  86 records..............             258
                                    maintenance and
                                    inspection
                                    procedures used;
                                    record results of
                                    BOP inspections
                                    and maintenance
                                    actions; maintain
                                    records for 2
                                    years; make
                                    available to BSEE
                                    upon request.
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447(c)...........................  Request approval          Burden covered under 1014-0025.                   0
                                    from District
                                    Manager to omit
                                    BOP pressure test.
                                    Indicate which
                                    casing strings and
                                    liners meet the
                                    criteria of this
                                    section.
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449(j)(2)........................  Notify District                0.25  150 notifications.......              38
                                    Manager at least
                                    72 hours prior to
                                    stump/initial test
                                    on seafloor.
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449(j)(3)........................  Document all ROV                  1  150 tests...............             150
                                    intervention
                                    function test
                                    results; make
                                    available to BSEE
                                    upon request.
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449(k)...........................  Document all              Burden covered under 1014-0025.                   0
                                    autoshear and
                                    deadman function
                                    test results for
                                    your subsea BOP
                                    systems; make
                                    available to BSEE
                                    upon request..
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450; 467.........................  Document and record              11  236 test results........           2,596
                                    BOP pressure tests
                                    results,
                                    actuations and
                                    inspections; at a
                                    minimum every 14
                                    days; as stated
                                    for components;
                                    sign as correct.
                                    Retain all
                                    records, including
                                    charts, reports,
                                    and referenced
                                    documents for the
                                    duration of
                                    drilling the well.
451(c)...........................  Record reason for              0.25  86 records..............              22
                                    postponing BOP
                                    test (on occasion--
                                    approx. 2/year) in
                                    driller's report.
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451(g)...........................  Demonstrate that          Burden covered under 1014-0025.                   0
                                    well control
                                    procedures/well
                                    conditions will
                                    not place demands
                                    above its rating
                                    working pressure
                                    and obtain
                                    approval from
                                    District Manager.
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    Subtotal.....................  ...................  ..............  798.....................           3,474
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                                           Drilling Fluid Requirements
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456(b), (i)......................  Document/record in                1  4,160 records...........           4,160
                                    the driller's
                                    report every time
                                    you circulate
                                    drilling fluid;
                                    results of
                                    drilling fluid
                                    tests.
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456(c), (f)......................  Perform various                   1  4,259 postings..........           4,259
                                    calculations; post
                                    calculated drill
                                    pipe, collar, and
                                    drilling fluid
                                    volume; as well as
                                    maximum pressures.
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456(j)...........................  Submit detailed           Burden covered under 1014-0025.                   0
                                    step-by-step
                                    procedures
                                    describing
                                    displacement of
                                    fluids with your
                                    APD (this
                                    submittal obtains
                                    District Manager
                                    approval).
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458(b)...........................  Record daily                    0.5  30,295 records..........          15,148
                                    drilling fluid and
                                    materials
                                    inventory in
                                    drilling fluid
                                    report.
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459(a)(3)........................  Request exception        Burden included under 1014-0022.                   0
                                    to procedure for
                                    protecting
                                    negative pressure
                                    area.
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    Subtotal.....................  ...................  ..............  38,714..................          23,567
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                                           Other Drilling Requirements
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449(j); 460; 465; plus in A, D,    Provide revised           Burden covered under 1014-0026.                   0
 E, F, H, P, and Q.                 plans and the
                                    additional
                                    supporting
                                    information
                                    required by the
                                    cited regulations
                                    when you submit an
                                    Application for
                                    Permit to Modify
                                    (APM) (Form BSEE-
                                    0124) to BSEE for
                                    approval; or a
                                    Revised APM.
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420(b)(3); 423(b)(7); 465(a);      Submit Form BSEE-                 2  BSEE-0125...............             558
 plus various ref in A, E, F, and   0125, End of                        279 submittals..........
 P.                                 Operations Report
                                    (EOR), and
                                    additional
                                    supporting
                                    information as
                                    required by the
                                    cited regulations.
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460..............................  Submit plans and          Burden covered under 1014-0025.                   0
                                    obtain approval to
                                    conduct well test;
                                    notify BSEE before
                                    test.
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461(a-b); 466(e); 468(a);........  Record and submit                 3  302 logs/surveys........             906
NTL..............................   well logs and
                                    surveys run in the
                                    wellbore and/or
                                    charts of well
                                    logging operations
                                    (including but not
                                    limited to).
                                   Record and submit                 1  302 reports.............             302
                                    directional and
                                    vertical-well
                                    surveys.
                                   Record and submit                 1  45 reports..............              45
                                    velocity profiles
                                    and surveys.
                                   Record and submit                 1  130 analyses............             130
                                    core analyses.
461(e)...........................  Provide copy of                0.75  11 occasions............               9
                                    well directional
                                    survey to affected
                                    leaseholder.
462(a)...........................  Prepare and post                0.5  314 plans...............             157
                                    well control drill
                                    plan for crew
                                    members.
462(c)...........................  Record results of                 1  8,632 results...........           8,632
                                    well-control
                                    drills.
463(b)...........................  Request field                     4  6 requests..............              24
                                    drilling rules be
                                    established,
                                    amended, or
                                    canceled.
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465(a)(1)........................  Obtain approval to        Burden covered under 1014-0025.                   0
428,.............................   revise your
449(j) & k(1), 456(j)............   drilling plan or
                                    change major
                                    drilling equipment
                                    by submitting a
                                    revised BSEE-0123,
                                    Application for
                                    Permit to Drill
                                    and BSEE-0123S,
                                    Supplemental APD
                                    Information Sheet.
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    Subtotal.....................  ...................  ..............  10,021..................          10,763
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                                Applying for a Permit to Modify and Well Records
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466, 467.........................  Retain drilling                2.15  3,526 records...........           7,581
                                    records for 90
                                    days after
                                    drilling is
                                    complete; retain
                                    casing/liner
                                    pressure,
                                    diverter, and BOP
                                    records for 2
                                    years; retain well
                                    completion/well
                                    workover until
                                    well is
                                    permanently
                                    plugged/abandoned
                                    or lease is
                                    assigned.
468(b); 465(b)(3)................  In the GOM OCS                    1  BSEE-0133 4,160                    4,160
                                    Region, submit                       submittals.
                                    drilling activity
                                    reports weekly on
                                    Forms BSEE-0133
                                    (Well Activity
                                    Report) and BSEE-
                                    0133S (Bore Hole
                                    Data) and
                                    supporting
                                    information. (The
                                    burden includes
                                    approximately 1
                                    hour per response
                                    for filling out
                                    these forms.).
                                                                     1  BSEE-0133S 4,160                   4,160
                                                                         submittals.
468(c)...........................  In the Pacific and                1  33 wells x 365 days x              2,409
                                    Alaska OCS Regions                   20% year = 2,409
                                    during drilling                      reports.
                                    operations, submit
                                    daily drilling
                                    reports.
                                   N/A in GOM.........
469; NTL.........................  As specified by                 1.5  341 submissions.........             512
                                    region, submit
                                    well records,
                                    paleontological
                                    interpretations or
                                    reports, service
                                    company reports,
                                    and other reports
                                    or records of
                                    operations.
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    Subtotal.....................  ...................  ..............  14,596..................          18,822
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                                                Hydrogen Sulfide
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490(c), (d)......................  Submit request for        Burden covered under 1014-0025.                   0
                                    reclassification
                                    of H2S zone;
                                    notify BSEE if
                                    conditions change.
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490(f); also in 418(d)...........  Submit contingency               30  28 plans................             840
                                    plans for
                                    operations in H2S
                                    areas (16
                                    drilling, 6 work-
                                    over, 6
                                    production).
490(g)...........................  Post safety                       4  34 records..............             136
                                    instructions;
                                    document training;
                                    retain records at
                                    facility where
                                    employee works;
                                    train on occasion
                                    and/or annual
                                    refresher (approx.
                                    2/year).
490(h)(2)........................  Document and retain               2  2,514 records...........           5,028
                                    attendance for
                                    weekly H2S drills
                                    and monthly safety
                                    mtgs until
                                    operations
                                    completed or for 1
                                    year for
                                    production
                                    facilities at
                                    nearest field
                                    office.
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490(i)...........................   Display warning signs--no burden as facilities would display               0
                                       warning signs and use other visual and audible systems.
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490(j)(7-8)......................  Record H2S                        4  4,328 records...........          17,312
                                    detection and
                                    monitoring sensors
                                    during drilling
                                    testing and
                                    calibrations; make
                                    available upon
                                    request.
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490(j)(12).......................   Propose alternatives to minimize or eliminate SO2 hazards--                0
                                     submitted with contingency plans--burden covered under Sec.
                                                              250.490(f)
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490(j)(13) (vi)..................   Label breathing air bottles--no burden as supplier normally                0
                                      labels bottles; facilities would routinely label if not.
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490(l)...........................  Notify without
                                    delay of unplanned
                                    H2S releases
                                    (approx. 2/year).
                                                                  Oral  24 notifications........               5
                                                                   0.2
                                                             Written 5  24 written reports......             120
490(o)(5)........................  Request approval to               2  4 requests..............               8
                                    use drill pipe for
                                    well testing.
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490(q)(1)........................        Seal and mark for the presence of H2S cores to be                     0
                                      transported--no burden as facilities would routinely mark
                                                          transported cores
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490(q)(9)........................  Request approval to               2  2 requests..............               4
                                    use gas containing
                                    H2S for instrument
                                    gas.
490(q)(12).......................  Analyze produced                  3  164 submittals..........             492
                                    water disposed of
                                    for H2S content
                                    and submit results
                                    to BSEE.
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    Subtotal.....................  ...................  ..............  7,122...................          23,945
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                                                  Miscellaneous
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400-490..........................  General departure                 2  30 requests.............              60
                                    or alternative
                                    compliance
                                    requests not
                                    specifically
                                    covered elsewhere
                                    in subpart D.
NTL..............................  Voluntary submit to             .25  80 submittals...........              20
                                    USCG read only
                                    access to the
                                    EPIRB data for
                                    their moored
                                    drilling rig fleet
                                    before hurricane
                                    season.
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    Subtotal.....................  ...................  ..............  110.....................              80
================================================================================================================
    Total Burden.................  ...................  ..............  88,953..................        102,512
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* The forms mentioned in this collection, for the most part, are currently submitted electronically using eWell.
  In the future, BSEE will be allowing the option of electronic reporting for certain requirements not
  necessarily associated with a form.

    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have 
not identified any non-hour cost burdens associated with this 
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 April 14, 2014, 
we published a Federal Register notice (79 FR 20897) 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 Part 250, Subpart D regulations and forms. 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. We offer the following in response: the 
commenter has expressed concern over the certification statement we are 
adding to the forms associated with this collection will be 
``elevating'' the accuracy of information submitted on the forms to 
``criminal'' status. The certification statement on the forms is a 
standard statement on many Government forms. Anyone who knowingly 
submits false information to the Government may be subject to civil and 
criminal penalties even if the statement does not appear on the form. 
The statement is intended to remind submitters that there are penalties 
for intentional false statements and BSEE has a range of enforcement 
options available to ensure the Government has the information it needs 
to promote safe and environmentally protective operations on the OCS.
    Another concern expressed by the commenter was in reference to 
information/questions on Form BSEE-0123 being unnecessary or already 
submitted in eWell. With respect to the information submitted on paper 
forms versus eWell, BSEE has initiated the eWell System for all three 
BSEE OCS Regions. To date, only the Gulf of Mexico Region has eWell 
fully operational. With that said, operators/lessees must be given the 
option to use paper forms until all three BSEE OCS Regions can utilize 
eWell. Currently 100 percent of all paper forms are being submitted in 
the Pacific OCS Region and the Alaska OCS Region.
    In regards to the commenters concerns about proposed changes to 
Form BSEE-0125 being redundant with Form BOEM-0140, BSEE agrees this is 
duplicative information and has removed Nos. 34(a)-Bottom Hole Pressure 
and 34(b)-Bottom Hole Temperature from Form BSEE-0125.
    With respect to the commenters concerns that BSEE is significantly 
underestimating the burden hours associated with Form BSEE-0123-
Application for Permit to Drill (APD), BSEE agrees. Between the 60-day 
FR notice (79 FR 20897, April 14, 2014) associated with this collection 
and this submission, we removed the APD--BSEE-0123, including a revised 
APD, Supplemental APD Information Sheet (BSEE-0123S), and those 
regulatory requirements that were previously associated with this 
collection. We separated out these requirements and burdens and put 
them into a separate information collection so that both industry and 
BSEE will have a better understanding of the complexities associated 
with all the information that is submitted and will reflect more 
accurate burden estimates. The OMB approved the request and assigned 
the APD ICR with OMB Control Number 1014-0025 on April 29, 2014. As 
stated previously, all information collection Federal Register notices 
provide an opportunity to comment on the burdens during the 60- and 30-
day comment period, as well as commenting to OMB anytime on the 
information collection burdens. We received no comments during the 60- 
or 30-day comment period during the APD ICR process.
    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.

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    Information Collection Clearance Officer: Cheryl Blundon, 703-787-
1607.

    Dated: August 21, 2014.
Robert W. Middleton,
Deputy Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
[FR Doc. 2014-21586 Filed 9-9-14; 8:45 am]
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