Information Collection: Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for Offshore Facilities; Submitted for OMB Review; Comment Request MMAA104000, 74813-74814 [2016-25943]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 208 / Thursday, October 27, 2016 / Notices The San Diego Museum of Man is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: October 6, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–25945 Filed 10–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management [OMB Number 1010–0106] Information Collection: Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for Offshore Facilities; 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. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements for 30 CFR 553, Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for Offshore Facilities, as well as the revised forms. The OMB previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1010–0106. This notice provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection. DATES: Submit written comments by November 28, 2016. 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, Anna Atkinson, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 45600 Woodland Road, 135–C10, Sterling, Virginia 20166 (mail) or anna.atkinson@boem.gov (email). Please reference ICR 1010–0106 in your comment and include your name and return address. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anna Atkinson, Office of Policy, Regulations, and Analysis at (703) 787– 1025 (phone). You may review the ICR and revised forms online at http:// www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521) and OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 provide 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. In order to obtain and renew an OMB control number, Federal agencies are required to seek public comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d) and 1320.12(a)). As required at 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the BLM published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register on August 15, 2016 (81 FR 54123), and the comment period ended October 14, 2016. BOEM received no 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 . . .’’ BOEM now requests comments to: (a) evaluate whether the collection is necessary or useful; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the burden estimates; (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. Please send comments as directed under ADDRESSES and DATES. Please refer to OMB control number 1010–0106 in your correspondence. The following information pertains to this request: OMB Control Number: 1010–0106. Title: 30 CFR 553, Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for Offshore Facilities. Forms: • BOEM–1016, Designated Applicant Information Certification; • BOEM–1017, Appointment of Designated Applicant; • BOEM–1018, Self-Insurance Information; 74813 • BOEM–1019, Insurance Certificate; • BOEM–1020, Surety Bond; • BOEM–1021, Covered Offshore Facilities; • BOEM–1022, Covered Offshore Facility Changes; • BOEM–1023, Financial Guarantee; and • BOEM–1025, Independent Designated Applicant Information Certification. Abstract: This information collection request addresses the regulations at 30 CFR 553, Oil Spill Financial Responsibility (OSFR) for Offshore Facilities, including any supplementary notices to lessees and operators that provide clarification, description, or explanation of these regulations, and forms BOEM–1016 through 1023 and BOEM–1025. The BOEM uses the information collected under 30 CFR 553 to verify compliance with section 1016 of the Oil Pollution Act, as amended (OPA). The information is necessary to confirm that applicants can pay for cleanup and damages resulting from oil spills and other hydrocarbon discharges that originate from Covered Offshore Facilities (COFs). We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2) and under regulations at 30 CFR 550.197, ‘‘Data and information to be made available to the public or for limited inspection.’’ No items of a sensitive nature are collected. Responses are mandatory. Frequency: On occasion or annual. Description of Respondents: Lessees, permittees, and holders of pipeline right-of-way and right-of-use and easement grants.in the Outer Continental Shelf and in State coastal waters who will appoint designated applicants. Other respondents will be the designated applicants’ insurance agents and brokers, bonding companies, and guarantors. Some respondents may also be claimants. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The estimated annual hour burden for this collection is 22,132 hours. The following table details the individual components and respective hour burden estimates of this ICR. BURDEN BREAKDOWN Citation 30 CFR 553 Various sections ........ VerDate Sep<11>2014 Reporting requirement * Hour burden Average number of annual reponses The burdens for all references to submitting evidence of OSFR, as well as required or supporting information, are covered with the forms below. 17:43 Oct 26, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 Annual burden hours 0 74814 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 208 / Thursday, October 27, 2016 / Notices BURDEN BREAKDOWN—Continued Citation 30 CFR 553 Reporting requirement * Average number of annual reponses Hour burden Annual burden hours Applicability and Amount of OSFR 11(a)(1); 40; 41 ......... 15 ............................... 15(f) ........................... Form BOEM–1016—Designated Applicant Information Certification. Form BOEM–1017—Appointment of Designated Applicant ... Form BOEM–1025—Independent Designated Applicant Information Certification. Request for determination of OSFR applicability. Provide required and supporting information. Notify BOEM of change in ability to comply ............................ Provide claimant written explanation of denial ........................ Subtotal .............. .................................................................................................. 11(a)(1); 40; 41 ......... 11(a)(2) ...................... 12 ............................... 1 200 200 9 1 600 200 5,400 200 2 5 10 1 1 1 15 1 15 ............................ 1,021 5,826 Methods for Demonstrating OSFR 21; 22; 23; 24; 26; 27; 30; 40; 41; 43. 29; 40; 41; 43 ............ 31; 40; 41; 43 ............ 32 ............................... Subtotal .............. Form BOEM–1018—Self-Insurance Information ..................... 1 50 50 Form BOEM–1023—Financial Guarantee ............................... Form BOEM–1019—Insurance Certificate .............................. Form BOEM–1020—Surety Bond ........................................... Proposal and supporting information for alternative method to evidence OSFR (anticipate no proposals, but regulations provide the opportunity). 1.5 120 24 120 25 120 4 1 38 14,400 96 120 .................................................................................................. ............................ 200 14,704 Requirements for Submitting OSFR Information 40; 41; 43 .................. 40; 41; 42 .................. Form BOEM–1021—Covered Offshore Facilities ................... Form BOEM–1022—Covered Offshore Facility Changes ....... 6 1 200 400 1,200 400 Subtotal .............. .................................................................................................. ............................ 600 1,600 Claims for Oil-Spill Removal Costs and Damages Subpart F ................... 60(d) .......................... Subtotal .............. Total Burden Claims: BOEM is not involved in the claims process. Assessment of burden for claims against the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund (30 CFR parts 135, 136, 137) falls under the responsibility of the U.S. Coast Guard. Claimant request for BOEM assistance to determine whether a guarantor may be liable for a claim. 0 2 1 2 .................................................................................................. ............................ 1 2 .................................................................................................. ............................ 1,822 22,132 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES * In the future, BOEM may require specified electronic filing of financial/bonding submissions. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have identified no reporting and recordkeeping non-hour cost burdens for this 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Oct 26, 2016 Jkt 241001 Dated: October 17, 2016. Deanna Meyer-Pietruszka, Chief, Office of Policy, Regulations, and Analysis. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement [FR Doc. 2016–25943 Filed 10–26–16; 8:45 am] [Docket ID BSEE–2016–0009; OMB Number 1014–0004; 17XE1700DX EEEE500000 EX1SF0000.DAQ000] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P PO 00000 Information Collection Activities: Oil and Gas Well-Completion Operations; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Interior. AGENCY: ACTION: Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 30-Day notice. 27OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

[OMB Number 1010-0106]


Information Collection: Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for 
Offshore Facilities; 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. The information 
collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements for 30 CFR 
553, Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for Offshore Facilities, as 
well as the revised forms. The OMB previously approved this information 
collection activity, and assigned it control number 1010-0106. This 
notice provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the 
paperwork burden of this collection.

DATES: Submit written comments by November 28, 2016.

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, Anna 
Atkinson, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 45600 Woodland Road, 135-
C10, Sterling, Virginia 20166 (mail) or anna.atkinson@boem.gov (email). 
Please reference ICR 1010-0106 in your comment and include your name 
and return address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anna Atkinson, Office of Policy, 
Regulations, and Analysis at (703) 787-1025 (phone). You may review the 
ICR and revised forms online at http://www.reginfo.gov. Follow the 
instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under 
review by OMB.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501-
3521) and OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 provide 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. In order to obtain and 
renew an OMB control number, Federal agencies are required to seek 
public comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities 
(see 5 CFR 1320.8(d) and 1320.12(a)).
    As required at 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the BLM published a 60-day notice 
in the Federal Register on August 15, 2016 (81 FR 54123), and the 
comment period ended October 14, 2016. BOEM received no 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 . . .'' BOEM now requests comments to: (a) 
evaluate whether the collection is necessary or useful; (b) evaluate 
the accuracy of the burden estimates; (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. Please send comments as directed under ADDRESSES and DATES. 
Please refer to OMB control number 1010-0106 in your correspondence.
    The following information pertains to this request:
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0106.
    Title: 30 CFR 553, Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for Offshore 
Facilities.
    Forms:

 BOEM-1016, Designated Applicant Information Certification;
 BOEM-1017, Appointment of Designated Applicant;
 BOEM-1018, Self-Insurance Information;
 BOEM-1019, Insurance Certificate;
 BOEM-1020, Surety Bond;
 BOEM-1021, Covered Offshore Facilities;
 BOEM-1022, Covered Offshore Facility Changes;
 BOEM-1023, Financial Guarantee; and
 BOEM-1025, Independent Designated Applicant Information 
Certification.

    Abstract: This information collection request addresses the 
regulations at 30 CFR 553, Oil Spill Financial Responsibility (OSFR) 
for Offshore Facilities, including any supplementary notices to lessees 
and operators that provide clarification, description, or explanation 
of these regulations, and forms BOEM-1016 through 1023 and BOEM-1025.
    The BOEM uses the information collected under 30 CFR 553 to verify 
compliance with section 1016 of the Oil Pollution Act, as amended 
(OPA). The information is necessary to confirm that applicants can pay 
for cleanup and damages resulting from oil spills and other hydrocarbon 
discharges that originate from Covered Offshore Facilities (COFs).
    We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary 
under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its 
implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2) and under regulations at 30 
CFR 550.197, ``Data and information to be made available to the public 
or for limited inspection.'' No items of a sensitive nature are 
collected. Responses are mandatory.
    Frequency: On occasion or annual.
    Description of Respondents: Lessees, permittees, and holders of 
pipeline right-of-way and right-of-use and easement grants.in the Outer 
Continental Shelf and in State coastal waters who will appoint 
designated applicants. Other respondents will be the designated 
applicants' insurance agents and brokers, bonding companies, and 
guarantors. Some respondents may also be claimants.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The estimated 
annual hour burden for this collection is 22,132 hours. The following 
table details the individual components and respective hour burden 
estimates of this ICR.

                                                Burden Breakdown
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                                                                               Average number
        Citation 30 CFR 553          Reporting requirement     Hour burden        of annual       Annual burden
                                               *                                  reponses            hours
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Various sections..................   The burdens for all references to submitting evidence of                  0
                                      OSFR, as well as required or supporting information, are
                                                   covered with the forms below.
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                                        Applicability and Amount of OSFR
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11(a)(1); 40; 41..................  Form BOEM-1016--                       1               200               200
                                     Designated Applicant
                                     Information
                                     Certification.
11(a)(1); 40; 41..................  Form BOEM-1017--                       9               600             5,400
                                     Appointment of
                                     Designated Applicant.
11(a)(2)..........................  Form BOEM-1025--                       1               200               200
                                     Independent
                                     Designated Applicant
                                     Information
                                     Certification.
12................................  Request for                            2                 5                10
                                     determination of OSFR
                                     applicability.
                                     Provide required and
                                     supporting
                                     information.
15................................  Notify BOEM of change                  1                 1                 1
                                     in ability to comply.
15(f).............................  Provide claimant                       1                15                15
                                     written explanation
                                     of denial.
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    Subtotal......................  ......................  ................             1,021             5,826
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                                         Methods for Demonstrating OSFR
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21; 22; 23; 24; 26; 27; 30; 40;     Form BOEM-1018--Self-                  1                50                50
 41; 43.                             Insurance Information.
                                    Form BOEM-1023--                     1.5                25                38
                                     Financial Guarantee.
29; 40; 41; 43....................  Form BOEM-1019--                     120               120            14,400
                                     Insurance Certificate.
31; 40; 41; 43....................  Form BOEM-1020--Surety                24                 4                96
                                     Bond.
32................................  Proposal and                         120                 1               120
                                     supporting
                                     information for
                                     alternative method to
                                     evidence OSFR
                                     (anticipate no
                                     proposals, but
                                     regulations provide
                                     the opportunity).
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Subtotal......................  ......................  ................               200            14,704
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                                  Requirements for Submitting OSFR Information
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40; 41; 43........................  Form BOEM-1021--                       6               200             1,200
                                     Covered Offshore
                                     Facilities.
40; 41; 42........................  Form BOEM-1022--                       1               400               400
                                     Covered Offshore
                                     Facility Changes.
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    Subtotal......................  ......................  ................               600             1,600
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                                 Claims for Oil-Spill Removal Costs and Damages
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Subpart F.........................  Claims: BOEM is not                    0
                                     involved in the
                                     claims process.
                                     Assessment of burden
                                     for claims against
                                     the Oil Spill
                                     Liability Trust Fund
                                     (30 CFR parts 135,
                                     136, 137) falls under
                                     the responsibility of
                                     the U.S. Coast Guard.
60(d).............................  Claimant request for                   2                 1                 2
                                     BOEM assistance to
                                     determine whether a
                                     guarantor may be
                                     liable for a claim.
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    Subtotal......................  ......................  ................                 1                 2
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        Total Burden..............  ......................  ................             1,822            22,132
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* In the future, BOEM may require specified electronic filing of financial/bonding submissions.

    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have 
identified no reporting and recordkeeping non-hour cost burdens for 
this 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 17, 2016.
Deanna Meyer-Pietruszka,
Chief, Office of Policy, Regulations, and Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2016-25943 Filed 10-26-16; 8:45 am]
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