Information Collection: Plans and Information; Submitted for OMB Review; Comment Request; MMAA104000, 66397-66401 [2014-26464]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 216 / Friday, November 7, 2014 / Notices Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Summary minutes for the meeting will be maintained in the San Luis Valley Field Office and will be available for public inspection and reproduction during regular business hours within 30 days following the meeting. Meeting minutes and agendas are also available at: www.blm.gov/co/ st/en/fo/slvfo.html. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCOF00000 L16600000.XX0000] Notice of Rio Grande Natural Area Commission Meeting Reschedule Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting reschedule. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Grande Natural Area Commission meeting scheduled for December 11, 2014, has been rescheduled to take place on December 12, 2014. Notice of the original meeting appeared in the Federal Register on January 28, 2014. DATES: The meeting was originally scheduled for December 11, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The rescheduled meeting will take place on December 12, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: Rio Grande Water Conservation District Offices, 10900 E. U.S. Highway 160, Alamosa, CO 81101. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kyle Sullivan, Public Affairs Specialist, Royal Gorge Field Office, 3028 E Main ˜ Street, Canon City, CO. Phone: (719)– 269–8553. Email: ksullivan@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Rio Grande Natural Area Commission was established in the Rio Grande Natural Area Act (16 U.S.C. 460rrr–2). The ninemember commission advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, concerning the preparation and implementation of a management plan for non-Federal land in the Rio Grande Natural Area, as directed by law. Planned agenda topics for the meetings include finalizing the draft management plan, conducting public outreach for the plan and discussing property boundaries with the Rio Grande Natural Area. The public may offer oral comments at 10:15 a.m. or written statements, which may be submitted for the commission’s consideration. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:12 Nov 06, 2014 Jkt 235001 Ruth Welch, BLM Colorado State Director. [FR Doc. 2014–26541 Filed 11–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [LLCO956000 L14200000.BJ0000] Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of filing of plats of survey; Colorado. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado State Office is publishing this notice to inform the public of the intent to officially file the survey plat listed below and afford a proper period of time to protest this action prior to the plat filing. During this time, the plat will be available for review in the BLM Colorado State Office. DATES: Unless there are protests of this action, the filing of the plat described in this notice will happen on December 8, 2014. ADDRESSES: BLM Colorado State Office, Cadastral Survey, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO 80215–7093. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randy Bloom, Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Colorado, (303) 239–3856. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The plat and field notes of the dependent resurvey and survey in Township 36 North, Range 13 West, New Mexico SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Principal Meridian, Colorado, were accepted on October 17, 2014. Randy Bloom, Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Colorado. [FR Doc. 2014–26547 Filed 11–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management [OMB Number 1010–0151] Information Collection: Plans and Information; Submitted for OMB Review; Comment Request; MMAA104000 ACTION: 30-day notice. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is notifying the public that we have submitted an information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This ICR pertains to the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 550, Subpart B, Plans and Information. This notice provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection. DATES: Submit written comments by December 8, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit comments on this ICR to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at OMB– OIRA at (202) 395–5806 (fax) or OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov (email). Please provide a copy of your comments to the BOEM Information Collection Clearance Officer, Arlene Bajusz, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 381 Elden Street, HM–3127, Herndon, Virginia 20170 (mail) or arlene.bajusz@boem.gov (email). Please reference ICR 1010–0151 in your comment and include your name and return address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlene Bajusz, Office of Policy, Regulations, and Analysis at arlene.bajusz@boem.gov (email) or (703) 787–1025 (phone). You may review the ICR and forms online at https:// www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 1010–0151. Title: 30 CFR 550, Subpart B, Plans and Information. Forms: BOEM–0137, BOEM–0138, BOEM–0139, BOEM–0141, BOEM– 0142. SUMMARY: Bureau of Land Management 66397 E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 66398 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 216 / Friday, November 7, 2014 / Notices Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq. and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to prescribe rules and regulations to administer leasing of mineral resources on the OCS. Such rules and regulations apply to all operations conducted under a lease, right-of-use and easement, or unit. The OCS Lands Act, at U.S.C. 1340 and 1351, requires the holders of OCS oil and gas or sulphur leases to submit exploration plans (EPs) and development and production plans (DPPs) to the Secretary for approval prior to commencing these activities. Also, as a Federal agency, we have a continuing affirmative duty to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). This includes a substantive duty to carry out any agency action in a manner that is not likely to jeopardize protected species as well as a procedural duty to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries (NOAA Fisheries) before engaging in a discretionary action that may affect a protected species. These authorities and responsibilities are among those delegated to BOEM. The regulations at 30 CFR 550, Subpart B, concern plans and information that must be submitted to conduct activities on a lease, right-of-use and easement, or unit and are the subject of this collection. The collection also covers the related Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTLs) that BOEM issues to clarify, supplement, or provide additional guidance on some aspects of our regulations. BOEM geologists, geophysicists, and environmental scientists and other Federal agencies (e.g., FWS, NOAA Fisheries) analyze and evaluate the information and data collected under Subpart B to ensure that planned operations are safe; will not adversely affect the marine, coastal, or human environment; and will conserve the resources of the OCS. We use the information to (a) make an informed decision on whether to approve the proposed exploration or development and production plan as submitted, or whether modifications are necessary without the analysis and evaluation of the required information. The affected States also review the information collected to determine consistency with approved Coastal Zone Management (CZM) plans and (b) report annually to NOAA Fisheries the effectiveness of mitigation, any adverse effects of the proposed action, and any incidental take, in accordance with 50 CFR 402.14(i)(3). The following forms are submitted to BOEM under Subpart B. BOEM–0137—Plan Information Form is submitted to summarize plan information. BOEM uses the information to review and evaluate submitted OCS plans. In this renewal, BOEM is modifying the form to clarify the wording of some fields, remove redundant fields, and make some minor formatting adjustments. We do not expect any change in the hour burden as a result. BOEM–0138—Gulf of Mexico Air Emission Calculations for Exploration Plans; BOEM–0139—Gulf of Mexico Air Emission Calculations for Development and Production Plans (DPPs)/ Development Operations Coordination Documents (DOCDs) are submitted to standardize the way potential air emissions are estimated and approved as part of the OCS plan. BOEM uses the data from these forms to determine the effect of air emissions on the environment. BOEM–0141—ROV Survey Report is submitted to report the observations and information recorded from two sets of remotely operated vehicle (ROV) monitoring surveys to identify highdensity benthic communities that may occur on the seafloor in deep water. BOEM uses the information to help design mitigation measures to avoid these areas and to help assess the effectiveness of avoidance criteria. BOEM–0142—Environmental Impact Analysis Worksheet identifies the environmental impact-producing factors for the listed environmental resources. BOEM uses the information to help assess impacts and determine compliance with NEPA. We will protect information considered proprietary under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing regulations (43 CFR 2), 30 CFR 550.197, ‘‘Data and information to be made available to the public or for limited inspection,’’ and 30 CFR part 552, ‘‘Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Information Program.’’ No items of a sensitive nature are collected. Responses are mandatory. Frequency: On occasion, semimonthly, or varies by section. Description of Respondents: Potential respondents comprise Federal OCS oil, gas, or sulphur lessees and operators. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: We expect the estimated annual reporting burden for this collection to be 432,512 hours. The following table details the individual components and respective hour burden estimates of this ICR. In calculating the burdens, we assumed that respondents perform certain requirements in the normal course of their activities. We consider these to be usual and customary and took that into account in estimating the burden. BURDEN BREAKDOWN Non-hour costs 2 Reporting & recordkeeping requirement 1 200 thru 206 .............. General requirements for plans and information; fees/refunds, etc. Burden included with specific requirements below. 0 201 thru 206; 211 thru 228: 241 thru 262. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Citation 30 CFR 550 Subpart B and NTLs BOEM posts on FDMS, EPs/DPPs/DOCDs, and receives public comments in preparation of EAs. Not considered IC as defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(4). 0 Hour burden Average number of annual responses Burden hours Ancillary Activities 208; NTLs .................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Notify BOEM in writing and other users of the OCS before conducting ancillary activities. 19:12 Nov 06, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 11 ............................... Sfmt 4703 61 notices .................. E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 671 66399 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 216 / Friday, November 7, 2014 / Notices BURDEN BREAKDOWN—Continued Non-hour costs 2 Citation 30 CFR 550 Subpart B and NTLs Reporting & recordkeeping requirement 1 207; 210(a) ................ 207; 210(b) ................ Hour burden Average number of annual responses Submit report summarizing & analyzing data/ information obtained or derived from ancillary activities. 2 ................................. 61 reports ................... 122 Retain ancillary activities data/information; upon request, submit to BOEM. 2 ................................. 61 records .................. 122 2.5 .............................. 1 submittal ................. 3 (rounded). Subtotal .................................................................................................................................... 184 responses ........... 918 hours. Burden hours Contents of Exploration Plans (EP) 200–206; 209; 231(b); 232(d); 234; 235; 281; 283; 284; 285; NTLs. Submit amended, modified, revised, or supplemental EP, or resubmit disapproved EP, including required information; withdraw an EP. 150 ............................. 345 changed plans 3 .. 51,750 200–206; 209; 211 thru 228; NTLs. Submit EP and all required information (including, but not limited to, submissions required by BOEM Forms 0137, 0138, 0142; lease stipulations; withdrawals; air quality info.; reports, including shallow hazards surveys, H2S, G&G, archaeological surveys (550.194)), in specified formats. Provide notifications; retain data. 600 ............................. 163 3 ........................... 97,800 220 ............................. Alaska-specific requirements ......................... Burden included with EP requirements (30 CFR 550.211–228) $3,673 × 163 EP surface locations = $598,699. Subtotal .................................................................................................................................... 508 responses ........... 0 149,550 $598,699 Non-Hour Costs. Review and Decision Process for the EP 235(b); 272(b); 281(d)(3)(ii). Appeal State’s objection ................................ Burden exempt as defined in 5 CFR 1320.4(a)(2), (c). 0 Contents of Development and Production Plans (DPP) and Development Operations Coordination Documents (DOCD) 200–206; 209; 266(b); 267(d); 272(a); 273; 281; 283; 284; 285; NTLs. Submit amended, modified, revised, or supplemental DPP or DOCD, including required information, or resubmit disapproved DPP or DOCD. 235 ............................. 353 changed plans 3 .. 82,955 200–206; 241 thru 262; 209; NTLs. Submit DPP/DOCD and required/supporting information (including, but not limited to, submissions required by BOEM Forms 0137, 0139, 0142; lease stipulations; withdrawals; air quality info.; reports, including shallow hazards surveys, archaeological surveys (CFR 550.194)), in specified formats. Provide notifications; retain data. 700 ............................. 268 3 ........................... 187,600 $4,238 × 268 DPP/DOCD wells = $1,135,784. Subtotal .................................................................................................................................... 621 responses ........... 270,555 $1,135,784 Non-hour costs. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Review and Decision Process for the DPP or DOCD 267(a) ......................... Once BOEM deemed DPP/DOCD submitted; Governor of each affected State, local government official; etc., submit comments/recommendations. 267(b) ......................... General public comments/recommendations submitted to BOEM re: DPPs or DOCDs. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:11 Nov 06, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 1 ................................. 1 submittal ................. Not considered IC as defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(4). Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 1 0 66400 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 216 / Friday, November 7, 2014 / Notices BURDEN BREAKDOWN—Continued Non-hour costs 2 Citation 30 CFR 550 Subpart B and NTLs Reporting & recordkeeping requirement 1 269(b) ......................... Submit information on preliminary plans for leases or units in vicinity of proposed development and production activities. Hour burden Average number of annual responses 3 ................................. 1 response ................. 3 Subtotal .................................................................................................................................... 2 responses ............... 4 Burden hours Post-Approval Requirements for the EP, DPP, and DOCD 280 ............................. Request departure from your approved EP, DPP, or DOCD. Burden included under 1010–0114. 0 281(a) ......................... Submit various BSEE applications ................ Burdens included under appropriate subpart or form (1014–0003; 1014–0011; 1014–0016; 1014–0018). 0 282 ............................. Retain monitoring data/information; upon request, make available to BOEM. 4 ................................. 150 records ................ 600 Submit monitoring plan for approval .............. 2 ................................. 6 plans ....................... 12 282(b) ......................... Submit monitoring reports and data (including BOEM Form 0141 used in GOMR). 3 ................................. 12 reports ................... 36 284 ............................. Submit updated info on activities conducted under approved EP/DPP/DOCD. 4 ................................. 56 updates ................. 224 Subtotal .................................................................................................................................... 224 responses ........... 872 14 documents ............ 5,250 Submit CIDs 296(a); 297 ................ Submit CID and required/supporting information. 375 ............................. $27,348 × 14 = $382,872. 296(b); 297 ................ Submit a revised CID for approval ................ 100 ............................. 13 revisions ................ 1,300 Subtotal .................................................................................................................................... 27 responses ............. 6,550 $382,872 non-hour costs. Seismic Survey Mitigation Measures and Protected Species Observer Program NTL Submit to BOEM observer training requirement materials and information. 1.5 .............................. 2 sets of material ....... 3 Training certification and recordkeeping ........ 1 ................................. 1 new trainee ............. 1 During seismic acquisition operations, submit daily observer reports semi-monthly. 1.5 .............................. 344 reports ................. 516 If used, submit to BOEM information on any passive acoustic monitoring system prior to placing it in service. 2 ................................. 6 submittals ................ 12 During seismic acquisition operations, submit to BOEM marine mammal observation report(s) semi-monthly or within 24 hours if air gun operations were shut down. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES NTL; 211 thru 228; 241 thru 262. 1.5 .............................. 1,976 reports .............. 2,964 During seismic acquisition operations, when air guns are being discharged, submit daily observer reports semi-monthly. 1.5 .............................. 344 reports ................. 516 Observation Duty (3 observers fulfilling an 8 hour shift ea for 365 calendar days × 4 vessels = 35,040 man-hours). This requirement is contracted out; hence the non-hour cost burden. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:11 Nov 06, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 3 observers × 8 hrs × 365 days = 8,760 hours × 4 vessels observing = 35,040 man-hours × $52/hr = $1,822,080. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 66401 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 216 / Friday, November 7, 2014 / Notices BURDEN BREAKDOWN—Continued Non-hour costs 2 Citation 30 CFR 550 Subpart B and NTLs Reporting & recordkeeping requirement 1 Hour burden Subtotal .................................................................................................................................... Average number of annual responses 2,673 responses ........ Burden hours 4,012 $1,822,080 Non-Hour Costs. Vessel Strike Avoidance and Injured/Protected Species Reporting NTL NTL; 211 thru 228; 241 thru 262. Notify BOEM within 24 hours of strike, when your vessel injures/kills a protected species (marine mammal/sea turtle). 1 ................................. 1 notice ...................... 1 Subtotal .................................................................................................................................... 1 response ................. 1 2 ................................. 25 requests ................ 50 Subtotal .................................................................................................................................... 25 responses ............. 50 Total Burden ..................................................................................................................... 4,265 responses ........ 432,512 General Departure 200 thru 299 .............. General departure and alternative compliance requests not specifically covered elsewhere in Subpart B regulations. $3,939,435 Non-Hour Costs. 1 In the future, BOEM may require electronic filing of some submissions. are subject to modification per inflation annually. 3 Number of plans currently estimated for all OCS areas. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 2 Fees Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have identified three non-hour costs associated with this information collection that are cost recovery fees. They consist of fees being submitted with EP’s ($3,673), DPP’s or DOCD’s ($4,238), and CID’s ($27,348). There is also one non-hour cost burden associated with the Protected Species Observer Program. The cost associated with this program is due to observation activities that are usually subcontracted to other service companies with expertise in these areas (see above table). The total non-hour cost burden for this collection is $3,939,435. 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: We invite comments concerning this information collection on: • Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; • The accuracy of our burden estimates; VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:11 Nov 06, 2014 Jkt 235001 • Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden on respondents. To comply with the public consultation process, on June 9, 2014, BOEM published a Federal Register notice (79 FR 32989) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. This notice provided the required 60-day comment period. We received one comment, but it did not pertain to the information collection. Public Availability of Comments: Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: October 27, 2014. Deanna Meyer-Pietruszka, Chief, Office of Policy, Regulations, and Analysis. [FR Doc. 2014–26464 Filed 11–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management [Docket No. BOEM–2014–0078] Outer Continental Shelf, Alaska OCS Region, Chukchi Sea Planning Area, Oil and Gas Lease Sale 193, MMAA104000 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA) of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Public Hearings. AGENCY: BOEM is announcing the availability of a Draft Second Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Chukchi Sea Planning Area, OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sale 193 (Lease Sale 193). The Draft Second SEIS (OCS EIS/EA BOEM 2014– 653) provides new analysis in accordance with the United States District Court for the District of Alaska (District Court) Order remanding Lease Sale 193 to BOEM. The District Court’s order instructs BOEM to address the deficiency in the 2007 Final EIS (OCS EIS/EA MMS 2007–026) identified by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Ninth Circuit). The Ninth Circuit Court held that the Environmental Impact Statement supporting the decision to hold Lease SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

[OMB Number 1010-0151]


Information Collection: Plans and Information; Submitted for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; MMAA104000

ACTION: 30-day notice.

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SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is notifying the public that 
we have submitted an information collection request (ICR) to the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This ICR 
pertains to the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 
550, Subpart B, Plans and Information. This notice provides the public 
a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this 
collection.

DATES: Submit written comments by December 8, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on this ICR to the Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior at OMB-OIRA at (202) 395-5806 (fax) or 
OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov (email). Please provide a copy of your 
comments to the BOEM Information Collection Clearance Officer, Arlene 
Bajusz, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 381 Elden Street, HM-3127, 
Herndon, Virginia 20170 (mail) or arlene.bajusz@boem.gov (email). 
Please reference ICR 1010-0151 in your comment and include your name 
and return address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlene Bajusz, Office of Policy, 
Regulations, and Analysis at arlene.bajusz@boem.gov (email) or (703) 
787-1025 (phone). You may review the ICR and forms online at https://www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the 
Interior collections under review by OMB.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0151.
    Title: 30 CFR 550, Subpart B, Plans and Information.
    Forms: BOEM-0137, BOEM-0138, BOEM-0139, BOEM-0141, BOEM-0142.

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    Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended 
(43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq. and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), authorizes the 
Secretary of the Interior to prescribe rules and regulations to 
administer leasing of mineral resources on the OCS. Such rules and 
regulations apply to all operations conducted under a lease, right-of-
use and easement, or unit. The OCS Lands Act, at U.S.C. 1340 and 1351, 
requires the holders of OCS oil and gas or sulphur leases to submit 
exploration plans (EPs) and development and production plans (DPPs) to 
the Secretary for approval prior to commencing these activities. Also, 
as a Federal agency, we have a continuing affirmative duty to comply 
with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species 
Act (ESA), and the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). This includes a 
substantive duty to carry out any agency action in a manner that is not 
likely to jeopardize protected species as well as a procedural duty to 
consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries (NOAA Fisheries) 
before engaging in a discretionary action that may affect a protected 
species.
    These authorities and responsibilities are among those delegated to 
BOEM. The regulations at 30 CFR 550, Subpart B, concern plans and 
information that must be submitted to conduct activities on a lease, 
right-of-use and easement, or unit and are the subject of this 
collection. The collection also covers the related Notices to Lessees 
and Operators (NTLs) that BOEM issues to clarify, supplement, or 
provide additional guidance on some aspects of our regulations.
    BOEM geologists, geophysicists, and environmental scientists and 
other Federal agencies (e.g., FWS, NOAA Fisheries) analyze and evaluate 
the information and data collected under Subpart B to ensure that 
planned operations are safe; will not adversely affect the marine, 
coastal, or human environment; and will conserve the resources of the 
OCS. We use the information to (a) make an informed decision on whether 
to approve the proposed exploration or development and production plan 
as submitted, or whether modifications are necessary without the 
analysis and evaluation of the required information. The affected 
States also review the information collected to determine consistency 
with approved Coastal Zone Management (CZM) plans and (b) report 
annually to NOAA Fisheries the effectiveness of mitigation, any adverse 
effects of the proposed action, and any incidental take, in accordance 
with 50 CFR 402.14(i)(3).
    The following forms are submitted to BOEM under Subpart B.
    BOEM-0137--Plan Information Form is submitted to summarize plan 
information. BOEM uses the information to review and evaluate submitted 
OCS plans. In this renewal, BOEM is modifying the form to clarify the 
wording of some fields, remove redundant fields, and make some minor 
formatting adjustments. We do not expect any change in the hour burden 
as a result.
    BOEM-0138--Gulf of Mexico Air Emission Calculations for Exploration 
Plans; BOEM-0139--Gulf of Mexico Air Emission Calculations for 
Development and Production Plans (DPPs)/Development Operations 
Coordination Documents (DOCDs) are submitted to standardize the way 
potential air emissions are estimated and approved as part of the OCS 
plan. BOEM uses the data from these forms to determine the effect of 
air emissions on the environment.
    BOEM-0141--ROV Survey Report is submitted to report the 
observations and information recorded from two sets of remotely 
operated vehicle (ROV) monitoring surveys to identify high-density 
benthic communities that may occur on the seafloor in deep water. BOEM 
uses the information to help design mitigation measures to avoid these 
areas and to help assess the effectiveness of avoidance criteria.
    BOEM-0142--Environmental Impact Analysis Worksheet identifies the 
environmental impact-producing factors for the listed environmental 
resources. BOEM uses the information to help assess impacts and 
determine compliance with NEPA.
    We will protect information considered proprietary under the 
Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing 
regulations (43 CFR 2), 30 CFR 550.197, ``Data and information to be 
made available to the public or for limited inspection,'' and 30 CFR 
part 552, ``Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Information 
Program.'' No items of a sensitive nature are collected. Responses are 
mandatory.
    Frequency: On occasion, semi-monthly, or varies by section.
    Description of Respondents: Potential respondents comprise Federal 
OCS oil, gas, or sulphur lessees and operators.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: We expect the 
estimated annual reporting burden for this collection to be 432,512 
hours. The following table details the individual components and 
respective hour burden estimates of this ICR. In calculating the 
burdens, we assumed that respondents perform certain requirements in 
the normal course of their activities. We consider these to be usual 
and customary and took that into account in estimating the burden.

                                                Burden Breakdown
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                                                                            Non-hour costs \2\
 Citation 30 CFR 550 Subpart B         Reporting &      --------------------------------------------------------
            and NTLs                  recordkeeping                         Average number of
                                     requirement \1\        Hour burden      annual responses     Burden hours
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200 thru 206...................  General requirements        Burden included with specific     0
                                  for plans and                   requirements below.
                                  information; fees/
                                  refunds, etc.
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201 thru 206; 211 thru 228: 241  BOEM posts on FDMS,       Not considered IC as defined in 5   0
 thru 262.                        EPs/DPPs/DOCDs, and              CFR 1320.3(h)(4).
                                  receives public
                                  comments in
                                  preparation of EAs.
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                                              Ancillary Activities
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208; NTLs......................  Notify BOEM in writing  11...............  61 notices.......  671
                                  and other users of
                                  the OCS before
                                  conducting ancillary
                                  activities.
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207; 210(a)....................  Submit report           2................  61 reports.......  122
                                  summarizing &
                                  analyzing data/
                                  information obtained
                                  or derived from
                                  ancillary activities.
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207; 210(b)....................  Retain ancillary        2................  61 records.......  122
                                  activities data/
                                  information; upon
                                  request, submit to
                                  BOEM.
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                                                         2.5..............  1 submittal......  3 (rounded).
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    Subtotal..............................................................  184 responses....  918 hours.
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                                       Contents of Exploration Plans (EP)
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200-206; 209; 231(b); 232(d);    Submit amended,         150..............  345 changed plans  51,750
 234; 235; 281; 283; 284; 285;    modified, revised, or                      \3\.
 NTLs.                            supplemental EP, or
                                  resubmit disapproved
                                  EP, including
                                  required information;
                                  withdraw an EP.
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200-206; 209; 211 thru 228;      Submit EP and all       600..............  163 \3\..........  97,800
 NTLs.                            required information
                                  (including, but not
                                  limited to,
                                  submissions
                                  required by BOEM            $3,673 x 163 EP surface locations = $598,699.
                                  Forms 0137, 0138,
                                  0142; lease
                                  stipulations;
                                  withdrawals; air
                                  quality info.;
                                  reports, including
                                  shallow hazards
                                  surveys, H2S, G&G,
                                  archaeological
                                  surveys (550.194)),
                                  in specified formats.
                                  Provide
                                  notifications; retain
                                  data.
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220............................  Alaska-specific         Burden included with EP requirements  0
                                  requirements.                   (30 CFR 550.211-228)
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    Subtotal..............................................................  508 responses....  149,550
                                --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                          $598,699 Non-Hour Costs.
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                                     Review and Decision Process for the EP
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235(b); 272(b); 281(d)(3)(ii)..  Appeal State's            Burden exempt as defined in 5 CFR   0
                                  objection.                       1320.4(a)(2), (c).
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   Contents of Development and Production Plans (DPP) and Development Operations Coordination Documents (DOCD)
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200-206; 209; 266(b); 267(d);    Submit amended,         235..............  353 changed plans  82,955
 272(a); 273; 281; 283; 284;      modified, revised, or                      \3\.
 285; NTLs.                       supplemental DPP or
                                  DOCD, including
                                  required information,
                                  or resubmit
                                  disapproved DPP or
                                  DOCD.
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200-206; 241 thru 262; 209;      Submit DPP/DOCD and     700..............  268 \3\..........  187,600
 NTLs.                            required/supporting
                                  information
                                  (including, but not
                                  limited to,
                                  submissions required          $4,238 x 268 DPP/DOCD wells = $1,135,784.
                                  by BOEM Forms 0137,
                                  0139, 0142; lease
                                  stipulations;
                                  withdrawals; air
                                  quality info.;
                                  reports, including
                                  shallow hazards
                                  surveys,
                                  archaeological
                                  surveys (CFR
                                  550.194)), in
                                  specified formats.
                                  Provide
                                  notifications; retain
                                  data.
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    Subtotal..............................................................  621 responses....  270,555
                                --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                         $1,135,784 Non-hour costs.
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                                 Review and Decision Process for the DPP or DOCD
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267(a).........................  Once BOEM deemed DPP/   1................  1 submittal......  1
                                  DOCD submitted;
                                  Governor of each
                                  affected State, local
                                  government official;
                                  etc., submit comments/
                                  recommendations.
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267(b).........................  General public            Not considered IC as defined in 5   0
                                  comments/                        CFR 1320.3(h)(4).
                                  recommendations
                                  submitted to BOEM re:
                                  DPPs or DOCDs.
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269(b).........................  Submit information on   3................  1 response.......  3
                                  preliminary plans for
                                  leases or units in
                                  vicinity of proposed
                                  development and
                                  production activities.
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    Subtotal..............................................................  2 responses......  4
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                              Post-Approval Requirements for the EP, DPP, and DOCD
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280............................  Request departure from    Burden included under 1010-0114.    0
                                  your approved EP,
                                  DPP, or DOCD.
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281(a).........................  Submit various BSEE      Burdens included under appropriate   0
                                  applications.            subpart or form (1014-0003; 1014-
                                                              0011; 1014-0016; 1014-0018).
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282............................  Retain monitoring data/ 4................  150 records......  600
                                  information; upon
                                  request, make
                                  available to BOEM.
                                --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Submit monitoring plan  2................  6 plans..........  12
                                  for approval.
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282(b).........................  Submit monitoring       3................  12 reports.......  36
                                  reports and data
                                  (including BOEM Form
                                  0141 used in GOMR).
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284............................  Submit updated info on  4................  56 updates.......  224
                                  activities conducted
                                  under approved EP/DPP/
                                  DOCD.
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    Subtotal..............................................................  224 responses....  872
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                                                   Submit CIDs
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296(a); 297....................  Submit CID and          375..............  14 documents.....  5,250
                                  required/supporting
                                  information.
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
                                                   $27,348 x 14 = $382,872.
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296(b); 297....................  Submit a revised CID    100..............  13 revisions.....  1,300
                                  for approval.
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    Subtotal..............................................................  27 responses.....  6,550
                                --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                          $382,872 non-hour costs.
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                  Seismic Survey Mitigation Measures and Protected Species Observer Program NTL
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NTL; 211 thru 228; 241 thru 262  Submit to BOEM          1.5..............  2 sets of          3
                                  observer training                          material.
                                  requirement materials
                                  and information.
                                --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Training certification  1................  1 new trainee....  1
                                  and recordkeeping.
                                --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 During seismic          1.5..............  344 reports......  516
                                  acquisition
                                  operations, submit
                                  daily observer
                                  reports semi-monthly.
                                --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 If used, submit to      2................  6 submittals.....  12
                                  BOEM information on
                                  any passive acoustic
                                  monitoring system
                                  prior to placing it
                                  in service.
                                --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 During seismic          1.5..............  1,976 reports....  2,964
                                  acquisition
                                  operations, submit to
                                  BOEM marine mammal
                                  observation report(s)
                                  semi-monthly or
                                  within 24 hours if
                                  air gun operations
                                  were shut down.
                                --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 During seismic          1.5..............  344 reports......  516
                                  acquisition
                                  operations, when air
                                  guns are being
                                  discharged, submit
                                  daily observer
                                  reports semi-monthly.
                                --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Observation Duty (3         3 observers x 8 hrs x 365 days = 8,760 hours x 4
                                  observers fulfilling        vessels observing = 35,040 man-hours x $52/hr =
                                  an 8 hour shift ea                            $1,822,080.
                                  for 365 calendar days
                                  x 4 vessels = 35,040
                                  man-hours). This
                                  requirement is
                                  contracted out; hence
                                  the non-hour cost
                                  burden.
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    Subtotal..............................................................  2,673 responses..  4,012
                                --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                         $1,822,080 Non-Hour Costs.
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                       Vessel Strike Avoidance and Injured/Protected Species Reporting NTL
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NTL; 211 thru 228; 241 thru 262  Notify BOEM within 24   1................  1 notice.........  1
                                  hours of strike, when
                                  your vessel injures/
                                  kills a protected
                                  species (marine
                                  mammal/sea turtle).
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    Subtotal..............................................................  1 response.......  1
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                                                General Departure
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200 thru 299...................  General departure and   2................  25 requests......  50
                                  alternative
                                  compliance requests
                                  not specifically
                                  covered elsewhere in
                                  Subpart B regulations.
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    Subtotal..............................................................  25 responses.....  50
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        Total Burden......................................................  4,265 responses..  432,512
                                --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                         $3,939,435 Non-Hour Costs.
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\1\ In the future, BOEM may require electronic filing of some submissions.
\2\ Fees are subject to modification per inflation annually.
\3\ Number of plans currently estimated for all OCS areas.

    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have 
identified three non-hour costs associated with this information 
collection that are cost recovery fees. They consist of fees being 
submitted with EP's ($3,673), DPP's or DOCD's ($4,238), and CID's 
($27,348).
    There is also one non-hour cost burden associated with the 
Protected Species Observer Program. The cost associated with this 
program is due to observation activities that are usually subcontracted 
to other service companies with expertise in these areas (see above 
table). The total non-hour cost burden for this collection is 
$3,939,435.
    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: We invite comments concerning this information collection 
on:
     Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, 
including whether or not the information will have practical utility;
     The accuracy of our burden estimates;
     Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Ways to minimize the burden on respondents.
    To comply with the public consultation process, on June 9, 2014, 
BOEM published a Federal Register notice (79 FR 32989) announcing that 
we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. This notice provided the 
required 60-day comment period. We received one comment, but it did not 
pertain to the information collection.
    Public Availability of Comments: Before including your address, 
phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information 
in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--
including your personal identifying information--may be made publicly 
available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold 
your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Dated: October 27, 2014.
Deanna Meyer-Pietruszka,
Chief, Office of Policy, Regulations, and Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2014-26464 Filed 11-6-14; 8:45 am]
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