Information Collection Activities: Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, 64613-64617 [2014-25804]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 210 / Thursday, October 30, 2014 / Notices CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Paul Zimmerman, General Counsel, (202) 683–7118. Paul Zimmerman, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2014–25919 Filed 10–28–14; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 7025–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement [Docket ID BSEE–2014–0007; OMB Control Number 1014–0003; 14XE1700DX EEEE500000 EX1SF0000.DAQ000] Information Collection Activities: Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems; 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), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under Subpart H, Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the revised paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. DATES: You must submit comments by December 1, 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 (1014–0003). 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–2014–0007 then click search. Follow the instructions to submit public comments and view all related materials. We will post all comments. • Email cheryl.blundon@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; tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Oct 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 ATTN: Cheryl Blundon; 381 Elden Street, HE3314; Herndon, Virginia 20170–4817. Please reference ICR 1014– 0003 in your comment and include your name and return address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Blundon, Regulations and Standards Branch, (703) 787–1607, 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 H, Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems. OMB Control Number: 1014–0003. Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq. and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to prescribe rules and regulations necessary for the administration of the leasing provisions of that Act related to mineral resources on the OCS. Such rules and regulations will apply to all operations conducted under a lease, pipeline right-of-way, or a right-of-use and easement. Section 1332(6) states that ‘‘operations in the [O]uter Continental Shelf should be conducted in a safe manner by well trained personnel using technology, precautions, and other techniques sufficient to prevent or minimize the likelihood of blowouts, loss of well control, fires, spillages, physical obstructions to other users of the waters or subsoil and seabed, or other occurrences which may cause damage to the environment or to property or endanger life or health.’’ In addition to the general authority of OCS Lands Act, 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, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64613 permit lawful inspections and for knowing or willful preparation or submission of false, inaccurate, or misleading reports, records, or other information. The Secretary has delegated some of the authority under FOGRMA to BSEE. The Independent Offices Appropriations Act (31 U.S.C. 9701), the Omnibus Appropriations Bill (Pub. L. 104–133, 110 Stat. 1321, April 26, 1996), and OMB Circular A–25, authorize Federal agencies to recover the full cost of services that confer special benefits. Under the Department of the Interior’s implementing policy, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is required to charge fees for services that provide special benefits or privileges to an identifiable non-Federal recipient above and beyond those which accrue to the public at large. Facility Production Safety System Applications are subject to cost recovery and BSEE regulations specify filing fees for these applications. In addition, BSEE also issues various Notices to Lessees (NTLs) and Operators to clarify and provide additional guidance on some aspects of the regulations to capture the data and information. Regulations implementing these responsibilities are among those delegated to BSEE. Responses are mandatory. No questions of a sensitive nature are asked. BSEE protects information considered proprietary under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and DOIs implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2), and under regulations at 30 CFR part 250.197, Data and information to be made available to the public or for limited inspection, 30 CFR Part 252, OCS Oil and Gas Information Program. BSEE uses the information collected under subpart H to evaluate equipment and/or procedures that lessees and operators propose to use during production operations, including evaluation of requests for departures or use of alternate procedures or equipment. Information is also used to verify that production operations are safe and protect the human, marine, and coastal environment. BSEE inspectors review the records required by this subpart to verify compliance with testing and minimum safety requirements. E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 64614 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 210 / Thursday, October 30, 2014 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The Gulf of Mexico OCS Region (GOMR) has a policy regarding approval of requests to use a chemical-only fire prevention and control system in lieu of a water system. BSEE may require additional information be submitted to maintain approval. The information is used to determine if the chemical-only system provides the equivalent protection of a water system for the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Oct 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 egress of personnel should a fire occur. The Frequency: Is generally on occasion or as required by regulations. Description of Respondents: Potential respondents comprise OCS Federal oil, gas, or sulphur lessees and/or operators. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The estimated annual hour burden for this information collection is a total of PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 92,341 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. BILLING CODE 4310–VH–P E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 64615 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 210 / Thursday, October 30, 2014 / Notices Citation Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirement* 30 CFR250 subpartH and NTL(s) Average No. of Annual Responses Annual I Burden Hours I (rounded) Non-Hour Cost Burdens* Hour Burden 1 General These sections contain references to APM burden covered 0 information, requests, payments, etc., which under 1014-0026. are submitted with an APM, the burdens for which are covered under its own information collection. This section contain references to information, APD burden covered 0 requests, payments, etc., which are submitted under IOI4-0025. with an APD, the burdens for which are covered under its own information collection. Submittals/Requests Submit application, and all 26 1 application 26 required/supporting information, for a $5,426 per submission x 1 $5,426 I production safety system with> 125 $14,280 per offshore visit x 1 $14,2801 components. $7,426 per shipyard visit x 1 $7,426 I 76 I 25 - 125 components. I 4 19 applications I $1,314 per submission x 4 $5,256 I $8,967 per offshore visit x 1 $8,967 80l(h); 807(a) l--:-~c-:-----+--------··-···----:-----:c-------:---=---c---t------:--~----:---+-----:---·--! 807(a); 800; 801; 802;803 1 1 ~5,1~1_£T~~!£yi_t:~j~J!_ = ~;~-:!L_I X) ______j_l_a=p.Q!i£_<l_!iQ~s -~-- __ j < 25 components. l------------------+---=$=-=6=5~er subJ'l!ission x I 0 Submit modification to application for 13 ~174 I production safety system with> 125 1-----.l____Capplications _compon~nt_s_.-------------+-$~605 p~ubmission x 174 = __ 25 125 components. 10 I 615 i applications $2I7persubmissionx615 25 components. 7 345 $6,520 2,262 j I j $105,270 j 6,150 I I $133,455' 2,415 1--~---'---applicrui_o_ns_~-------~ !---------------+-- 803(b)(8); LLt::!ated NTLs 1 VerDate Sep<11>2014 1 17:40 Oct 29, 2014 -----·------------·-------------··--·-----------·-·-----------·---------·-+--~§,_=25()!()__2_~_ ------- ------- - +-------------1 Request approval to use chemical only fire prevention a!ld contt:2_l sys~fl!.j!l:c.:lc:cie;;_:u'-o~f"-a::;:___ Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 39 I 23 requests 897 _ _ i _ _ _ _L __ _ _ _ _. L __ _ _ _ _ _J E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 EN30OC14.000</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES r---------r---~-~--~-~~-------~~--------+~$92persubm_l_·s_si_on~x_3_4,5_$~3_'12,,c7_40_~ 80l(a), (g) Submit application for a determination that a 14 --nl submittals 157 r--fl:twell is incapable of natural flow; verify [record/retaini"] the no-flow condition of the c.-------------------·---·------+ well annu?-lly: _______________ _ 80 I (d) Demonstrate to the District Manager why a 10 16 160 subsurface- controlled SSSV may be used in demonstration lieu of a surface-controlled SSSV. ** s i--:-~-=--=-------+80I(f)(2); Request approval by District Manager for Not considered IC under 0 5 CFR 1320(h). 803(b)(I)(iii) setting depth of the subsurface safety device on a case-by-case basis; Requests for activation oflow-pressure sensors operating at < 5 psi are approved by the District Manager on a case-by-case basis. 803(b)(2) Burden is covered by the Submit required documentation tor unbonded 0 application requirement in flexible pipe. 64616 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 210 / Thursday, October 30, 2014 / Notices Citation 30 CFR250 subpartH and NTL(s) Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirement* Average No. of Annual Responses Annual I Burden Hours I (rounded) Non-Hour Cost Burdens* Hour Burden 1 water system and all supporting/relevant m"- Submit detailed info regarding installing SSVs in an HPHT environment with your DWOP etc. Burden is covered under 1014-0018. 1,1' Subtotal . . 0 12,263 ...... respon~"" '!:~'-~ hours 481 non-hour costs ~------~---------------------=L~~~-~==~~ra=-1--~----------------~--------l Identify well with sign on wellhead that subsurface safety device is removed; flag safety devices that are out of service. Specific alternate approval requests requiring District Manager approval. Post diagram of firefighting system; furnish evidence firefighting system suitable for 0 Usual/customary safety procedure for removing or identifying out-ofservice safety devices. Burden covered under 1014-0022. 8 18 postings/ evidence 144 op~r(ltions in subfreezing_c_li_r_n-:~a_t_e__............... -, --+·······--···-····+·····-··-····=······~········-·+-··········-·-·--i s Notify BSEE prior to production when ready 1 41 41 to conduct pre-production test and inspection; notifications upon commencement of production for a complete in~ction. ~--~------~~~-----+--~~~-----------+--~~---! Request evaluation and approval of other 34 I requests 34 quality assurance programs covering manufacture of SPPE. Subtotal 60 responses 219 hours ' I Recordkeeping I 801(h)(2); Maintain records for 2 years on subsurface and 48 658 records 31,584 802(e); surface safety devices to include approved 804(b) design & installation features, testing, repair, removal, etc; make records available to BSEE. i 803(b)( l )(iii), Maintain pressure-recorder charts. 35 658 charts 23,030 ! b)(2 i) ,i__ ~ ---·-· 1-~- c----:--·-,..--···:-····::-:-·--··~--! 803(b)(4)(iii) Maintain ~hematic of the emergency 18 650 11,700 schematics I shutdown (ESD) which indicates the control functio=nsc:....:.ot'-·a:c.:l=-l..c.sa:.cct.:.ety_,_d:c..e:..v. cic'-e:.:.s.:. .------------+--------+-----------+--------~ 803(b)(11) Maintain records of wells that have erosion2l 645 records 13,545 II I control programs and results for 2 years; make I I available to RSEE upon request. I Subtotal 2,611 79,859 I responses .. hOll.!!.__l 3,870 92,341 Responses Hours I Total Burden Hours 1 1 1 1 t Since required to verify, recording/retaining would be considered a usual and customary business practice. **Existing requirement, previously overlooked. BILLING CODE 4310–VH–C VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Oct 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 EN30OC14.001</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ~~~--:--~--~:-===--·-----··-=-····-==-·--·-=~-,:.-:·:··~~....---=--~-=-.-·-··-···-'---$-·323,48~~;:;~sour -~o.:__l * In the future, BSEE may requue electromc filmg of certam submrsswns. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 210 / Thursday, October 30, 2014 / Notices Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have identified 10 non-hour cost burdens, all of which are cost recovery fees required under § 250.802(e). However, the actual fee amounts are specified in § 250.125, which provides a consolidated table of all of the fees required under the 30 CFR 250 regulations. The total non-hour cost burdens (cost recovery fees) in this IC request are $323,481 and are as follows: • Submit application for a production safety system with >125 components— $5,426 per submission; $14,280 per offshore visit; and $7,426 per shipyard visit. • Submit application for a production safety system with 25–125 components—$1,314 per submission; $8,967 per offshore visit; and $5,141 per shipyard visit. • Submit application for a production safety system with <25 components— $652 per submission. • Submit modification to application for production safety system with >125 components—$605 per submission. • Submit modification to application for production safety system with 25– 125 components—$217 per submission. • Submit modification to application for production safety system with <25 components—$92 per submission. We have not identified any other nonhour 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 August 18, 2014, we published a Federal Register notice (79 FR 48757) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day comment period. In VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Oct 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 addition, § 250.199 provides the OMB Control Number for the information collection requirements imposed by the 30 CFR 250, Subpart H regulations. The regulation also informs the public that they may comment at any time on the collections of information and provides the address to which they should send comments. We received no comments in response to the Federal Register. Public Availability of Comments: Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: October 20, 2014. Robert W. Middleton, Deputy Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. 2014–25804 Filed 10–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–VH–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–ES–2014–N220: FXES11130200000–156–FF02ENEH00] Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications; request for public comment. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered or threatened species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activities. Both the Act and the National Environmental Policy Act require that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be received on or before December 1, 2014. ADDRESSES: Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Division of Classification and Restoration, by U.S. mail at Division of Classification and Recovery, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103; or by telephone at 505–248–6920. Please refer SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64617 to the respective permit number for each application when submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Division of Classification and Restoration, by U.S. mail at P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103; or by telephone at 505–248– 6665. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Availability of Comments The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activities. Along with our implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17, the Act provides for permits, and requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act authorizes applicants to conduct activities with U.S. endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes, enhancement of survival or propagation, or interstate commerce. Our regulations regarding implementation of section 10(a)(1)(A) permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and the public to comment on the following applications. Please refer to the appropriate permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE–123456) when requesting application documents and when submitting comments. Documents and other information the applicants have submitted with these applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). Permit TE—821356 Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey— Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, Flagstaff, Arizona. Applicant requests an amendment to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to collect from the wild and conduct laboratory research using bioelectrical impedance analysis of humpback chubs (Gila cypha) within Arizona. Permit TE—006655 Applicant: Logan Simpson Design, Inc., Tempe, Arizona. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

[Docket ID BSEE-2014-0007; OMB Control Number 1014-0003; 14XE1700DX 
EEEE500000 EX1SF0000.DAQ000]


Information Collection Activities: Oil and Gas Production Safety 
Systems; 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), the 
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is notifying the 
public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request 
(ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the 
regulations under Subpart H, Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems. 
This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on 
the revised paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.

DATES: You must submit comments by December 1, 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 (1014-0003). 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-2014-0007 then click search. Follow the 
instructions to submit public comments and view all related materials. 
We will post all comments.
     Email cheryl.blundon@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: Cheryl Blundon; 381 Elden Street, HE3314; Herndon, Virginia 
20170-4817. Please reference ICR 1014-0003 in your comment and include 
your name and return address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Blundon, Regulations and 
Standards Branch, (703) 787-1607, 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 H, Oil and Gas Production Safety 
Systems.
    OMB Control Number: 1014-0003.
    Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended 
(43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq. and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), authorizes the 
Secretary of the Interior to prescribe rules and regulations necessary 
for the administration of the leasing provisions of that Act related to 
mineral resources on the OCS. Such rules and regulations will apply to 
all operations conducted under a lease, pipeline right-of-way, or a 
right-of-use and easement. Section 1332(6) states that ``operations in 
the [O]uter Continental Shelf should be conducted in a safe manner by 
well trained personnel using technology, precautions, and other 
techniques sufficient to prevent or minimize the likelihood of 
blowouts, loss of well control, fires, spillages, physical obstructions 
to other users of the waters or subsoil and seabed, or other 
occurrences which may cause damage to the environment or to property or 
endanger life or health.''
    In addition to the general authority of OCS Lands Act, 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, 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. The Secretary has delegated some of the authority under 
FOGRMA to BSEE.
    The Independent Offices Appropriations Act (31 U.S.C. 9701), the 
Omnibus Appropriations Bill (Pub. L. 104-133, 110 Stat. 1321, April 26, 
1996), and OMB Circular A-25, authorize Federal agencies to recover the 
full cost of services that confer special benefits. Under the 
Department of the Interior's implementing policy, the Bureau of Safety 
and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is required to charge fees for 
services that provide special benefits or privileges to an identifiable 
non-Federal recipient above and beyond those which accrue to the public 
at large. Facility Production Safety System Applications are subject to 
cost recovery and BSEE regulations specify filing fees for these 
applications.
    In addition, BSEE also issues various Notices to Lessees (NTLs) and 
Operators to clarify and provide additional guidance on some aspects of 
the regulations to capture the data and information.
    Regulations implementing these responsibilities are among those 
delegated to BSEE.
    Responses are mandatory. No questions of a sensitive nature are 
asked. BSEE protects information considered proprietary under the 
Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and DOIs implementing 
regulations (43 CFR part 2), and under regulations at 30 CFR part 
250.197, Data and information to be made available to the public or for 
limited inspection, 30 CFR Part 252, OCS Oil and Gas Information 
Program.
    BSEE uses the information collected under subpart H to evaluate 
equipment and/or procedures that lessees and operators propose to use 
during production operations, including evaluation of requests for 
departures or use of alternate procedures or equipment. Information is 
also used to verify that production operations are safe and protect the 
human, marine, and coastal environment. BSEE inspectors review the 
records required by this subpart to verify compliance with testing and 
minimum safety requirements.

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    The Gulf of Mexico OCS Region (GOMR) has a policy regarding 
approval of requests to use a chemical-only fire prevention and control 
system in lieu of a water system. BSEE may require additional 
information be submitted to maintain approval. The information is used 
to determine if the chemical-only system provides the equivalent 
protection of a water system for the egress of personnel should a fire 
occur. The
    Frequency: Is generally on occasion or as required by regulations.
    Description of Respondents: Potential respondents comprise OCS 
Federal oil, gas, or sulphur lessees and/or operators.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The estimated 
annual hour burden for this information collection is a total of 92,341 
hours. The following chart details the individual components and 
estimated hour burdens. In calculating the burdens, we assumed that 
respondents perform certain requirements in the normal course of their 
activities. We consider these to be usual and customary and took that 
into account in estimating the burden.
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    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have 
identified 10 non-hour cost burdens, all of which are cost recovery 
fees required under Sec.  250.802(e). However, the actual fee amounts 
are specified in Sec.  250.125, which provides a consolidated table of 
all of the fees required under the 30 CFR 250 regulations. The total 
non-hour cost burdens (cost recovery fees) in this IC request are 
$323,481 and are as follows:
     Submit application for a production safety system with 
>125 components--$5,426 per submission; $14,280 per offshore visit; and 
$7,426 per shipyard visit.
     Submit application for a production safety system with 25-
125 components--$1,314 per submission; $8,967 per offshore visit; and 
$5,141 per shipyard visit.
     Submit application for a production safety system with <25 
components--$652 per submission.
     Submit modification to application for production safety 
system with >125 components--$605 per submission.
     Submit modification to application for production safety 
system with 25-125 components--$217 per submission.
     Submit modification to application for production safety 
system with <25 components--$92 per submission.
    We have not identified any other 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 August 18, 2014, 
we published a Federal Register notice (79 FR 48757) announcing that we 
would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the 
required 60-day comment period. In addition, Sec.  250.199 provides the 
OMB Control Number for the information collection requirements imposed 
by the 30 CFR 250, Subpart H regulations. The regulation also informs 
the public that they may comment at any time on the collections of 
information and provides the address to which they should send 
comments. We received no comments in response to the Federal Register.
    Public Availability of Comments: Before including your address, 
phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information 
in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--
including your personal identifying information--may be made publicly 
available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold 
your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Dated: October 20, 2014.
Robert W. Middleton,
Deputy Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
[FR Doc. 2014-25804 Filed 10-29-14; 8:45 am]
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