Information Collection: General and Oil and Gas Production Requirements in the Outer Continental Shelf; Submitted for OMB Review; Comment Request, 86008-86013 [2016-28542]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 86008 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 229 / Tuesday, November 29, 2016 / Notices thereupon enter a determination of forfeiture and order such contraband sold or destroyed forthwith. Section 38 Disposition of Proceeds. The gross proceeds collected by the Commission from licensing shall be distributed as follows: (a) First, to the Commission for the payment of all necessary personnel, administrative costs, and legal fees for the administration of the provisions of this Code; and (b) Second, to the Tribe any remainder. Section 39 Appeals. Appeals under this Code may only be brought in the Pokagon Band Tribal Court by an Applicant or a Licensee to: (a) Challenge a final Gaming Commission decision to deny a License, to deny an application to renew or transfer a License, or to revoke a License; or (b) to compel a Gaming Commission decision or action unreasonably delayed or unlawfully withheld more than sixty (60) days beyond any mandatory time limit established by law. The Tribal Court shall hold unlawful and set aside any Gaming Commission decision it finds to be arbitrary, not in accordance with law, in excess of statutory authority, or unsupported by substantial evidence in the record. The Tribal Court shall give deference to the Gaming Commission’s reasonable interpretations of this Code and any rules or regulations promulgated hereunder. Section 40 License Not a Property Right. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, a License is a mere permit for a fixed duration of time. A License shall not be deemed a property right or vested right of any kind, nor shall the granting of a License give rise to a presumption of legal entitlement to the granting of such License for a subsequent time period. Section 41 Savings Clause. In the event any provision of this Code shall be found or declared to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, all of the remaining provisions of this Code shall be unaffected and shall remain in full force and effect. Section 42 Effective Date. The effective date of this Code is the date that the Secretary of the Interior publishes the same in the Federal Register. Section 43 Prior Inconsistent Acts. Except as provided otherwise under applicable federal law, this Code shall be the exclusive Tribal Law governing the introduction, distribution, Sale and regulation of Alcoholic Liquor within the Reservation. Excluding the Liquor Control Code (Michigan), this Code VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 shall supersede any and all Tribal Laws that are inconsistent with the provisions of this Code, and such laws are hereby rescinded and repealed. Section 44 Sovereign Immunity Preserved. (a) The Tribe, and all of its constituent parts, which includes but is not limited to Tribal Enterprises, subordinate organizations, boards, committees, officers, employees and agents, are immune from suit in any jurisdiction except to the extent that such immunity has been expressly and unequivocally waived in writing by the Tribe. (b) Nothing in this Code, and no enforcement action taken pursuant to this Code or otherwise, including without limitation the filing of suit by the Gaming Commission to enforce any provision of this Code or other Tribal Law, shall constitute a waiver of such sovereign immunity, either as to any counterclaim, regardless of whether the asserted counterclaim arises out of the same transaction or occurrence, or in any other respect. [FR Doc. 2016–28749 Filed 11–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management [OMB Number 1010–0114] Information Collection: General and Oil and Gas Production Requirements in the Outer Continental Shelf; Submitted for OMB Review; Comment Request ACTION: 30-day notice. MMAA104000 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 ICR pertains to the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 550, Subparts A, General; and K, Oil and Gas Production Requirements, as well as associated forms. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1010–0114 to this information collection. This notice provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection. DATES: Submit written comments by December 29, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit comments on this ICR to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at OMB– PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 1010–0114 in your comment and include your name and return address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anna Atkinson, Office of Policy, Regulations, and Analysis at anna.atkinson@boem.gov (email) or (703) 787–1025 (phone). You may review the ICR online at http:// www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB. 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 September 16, 2016 (81 FR 63799), and the comment period ended November 15, 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 1010–0114 in your correspondence. The following information pertains to this request: OMB Control Number: 1010–0114. Title: 30 CFR 550, Subpart A, General, and Subpart K, Oil and Gas Production Requirements. Forms: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 229 / Tuesday, November 29, 2016 / Notices • BOEM–0127, Sensitive Reservoir Information Report; • BOEM–0140, Bottomhole Pressure Survey Report; • BOEM–1123, Designation of Operator; and • BOEM–1832, Notification of Incidents of Non-Compliance. 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 the OCS. Such rules and regulations will apply to all operations conducted under a lease. Operations in the OCS must preserve, protect, and develop oil and natural gas resources in a manner that is consistent with the need to make such resources available to meet the Nation’s energy needs as rapidly as possible; balance orderly energy resource development with protection of human, marine, and coastal environments; ensure the public a fair and equitable return on the resources of the OCS; and preserve and maintain free enterprise competition. 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 techniques sufficient to prevent or minimize . . . loss of well control . . . physical obstructions to 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.’’ 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 Office of Management and Budget (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 (DOI) implementing policy, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is required to charge fees for services that provide special benefits or privileges to an identifiable non-Federal recipient above and beyond those that accrue to the public. This ICR covers 30 CFR 550, Subpart A, General, and Subpart K, Oil and Gas Production Requirements, which deal with regulatory requirements of oil, gas, and sulphur operations on the OCS. This request also covers the related Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTLs) that BOEM issues to clarify and provide guidance on some aspects of our regulations, and forms BOEM–0127, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 BOEM–0140, BOEM–1123, and BOEM– 1832. The BOEM uses the information collected under the Subpart A and K regulations to ensure that operations in the OCS are carried out in a safe and environmentally sound manner, do not interfere with the rights of other users in the OCS, and balance the protection and development of OCS resources. Specifically, we use the information collected to: • Determine the capability of a well to produce oil or gas in paying quantities or to determine the possible need for additional wells resulting in minimum royalty status on a lease. • Provide lessees/operators greater flexibility to comply with regulatory requirements through approval of alternative equipment or procedures and departures if they demonstrate equal or better compliance with the appropriate performance standards. • Ensure that subsurface storage of natural gas does not unduly interfere with development and production operations under existing leases. • Record the designation of an operator authorized to act on behalf of the lessee/operating rights owner and to fulfill their obligations under the OCS Lands Act and implementing regulations, or to record the local agent empowered to receive notices and comply with regulatory orders issued (Form BOEM–1123, Designation of Operator). This form requires the respondent to submit general information such as lease number, name, address, company number of designated operator, and signature of the authorized lessee and designated operator. With this renewal, BOEM is adding a signature line for the designated operator. We also updated the form instructions by removing references to the Gulf of Mexico, so this form can be used nationally. • Determine if an application for right-of-use and easement complies with the OCS Lands Act, other applicable laws, and BOEM regulations; and does not unreasonably interfere with the operations of any other lessee. • Provide for orderly development or disqualification of leases to determine the appropriateness of lessee/operator performance. • Approve requests to cancel leases and ascertain if/when the Secretary may cancel leases. • Ensure the protection of any discovered archaeological resources. • Regulate production rates from sensitive reservoirs (Form BOEM–0127, PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 86009 Sensitive Reservoir Information Report). BOEM engineers and geologists use the information for rate control and reservoir studies. The form requests general information about the reservoir and the company, volumetric data, and fluid analysis and production data. • Manage reservoirs in our efforts to conserve natural resources, prevent waste, and protect correlative rights, including the Government’s royalty interest (Form BOEM–0140, Bottomhole Pressure Survey Report). Specifically, BOEM uses the information in reservoir evaluations to determine maximum production and efficient rates and to review applications for downhole commingling to ensure that action does not harm ultimate recovery or undervalued royalties. The form requests information about the well and operator; test data information such as shut-in time, bottomhole temperature, kelly bushing elevation; and bottomhole pressure points that consist of measured depth(s), true vertical depth(s), pressure(s), and pressure gradient(s). • Determine that respondents have corrected any Incidents of NonCompliance (INCs), Form BOEM–1832, identified during compliance reviews. The BOEM issues this form to the operator and the operator then corrects the INC(s), signs and returns the form to the BOEM Regional Supervisor. We will protect proprietary information according to the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552), its implementing regulations (43 CFR 2), 30 CFR 252, and 30 CFR 550.197, ‘‘Data and information to be made available to the public or for limited inspection.’’ Proprietary information concerning geological and geophysical data will be protected according to 43 U.S.C. 1352. No items of a sensitive nature are collected. Responses are mandatory. Frequency: Primarily on occasion; monthly. Description of Respondents: Federal oil and gas and sulphur lessees/ operators. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The estimated annual hour burden for this collection is 30,635 hours. The following table details the individual components and estimated hour burdens. In calculating the burdens, we assumed that respondents perform certain requirements in the normal course of their activities. We consider these to be usual and customary and took that into account in estimating the burden. E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1 86010 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 229 / Tuesday, November 29, 2016 / Notices BURDEN BREAKDOWN Citation 30 CFR 550 Subpart A and related forms/NTLs Non-hour cost burdens Reporting or recordkeeping requirement Hour burden Average number of annual responses Annual burden hours Authority and Definition of Terms 104; 181; Form BOEM–1832 ..... Appeal orders or decisions; appeal INCs; request hearing due to cancellation of lease. Exempt under 5 CFR 1320.4(a)(2), (c) 0 Performance Standards 115; 116 ...................................... 119 .............................................. Subtotal ............................... Request determination of well producibility; make available or submit data and information; notify BOEM of test. Apply for subsurface storage of gas; sign storage agreement. 5 .............................. 90 responses ................. 450 10 ............................ 3 applications ................. 30 ................................................................... ................................. 93 responses ................. 480 Cost Recovery Fees 125; 126; 140 ............................. Cost Recovery Fees; confirmation receipt etc; verbal approvals and written request to follow. Includes request for refunds. Cost Recovery Fees and related items are covered individually throughout this subpart. 0 Designation of Operator 143 .............................................. Report change of name, address, etc ...... Not considered information collection under 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(1). 0 143(a–c); 144; 145; Form BOEM–1123. Submit designation of operator (Form BOEM–1123—form takes 30 minutes); report updates; notice of termination; submit designation of agent. Request exception. NO FEE. 1 .............................. 2,584 forms .................... 2,584 143(a–d); 144; 145; Form BOEM–1123. Change designation of operator (Form BOEM–1123—form takes 30 minutes); report updates; notice of termination; submit designation of agent; include pay.gov confirmation receipt. Request exception. SERVICE FEE. 1 .............................. 930 forms ....................... 930 $175 fee × 930 = $162,750 186(a)(3); NTL ............................ Apply for user account in TIMS (electronic/digital form submittals). Subtotal ............................... ................................................................... Not considered information collection under 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(1). ................................. 3,514 responses ............ 0 3,514 $162,750 non-hour cost burden Compliance asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 101; 135; 136; Form BOEM– 1832. 135; 136 ...................................... Subtotal ............................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 28, 2016 Submit response and required information for INC, probation, or revocation of operating status. Notify when violations corrected. Request waiver of 14-day response time or reconsideration. Request reimbursement for services provided to BOEM representatives during reviews; comment. 2 .............................. 94 submissions .............. 188 1 .............................. 1 ..................................... 1 1.5 ........................... 2 requests ...................... 3 ................................................................... ................................. 97 responses ................. 192 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1 86011 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 229 / Tuesday, November 29, 2016 / Notices BURDEN BREAKDOWN—Continued Citation 30 CFR 550 Subpart A and related forms/NTLs Non-hour cost burdens Reporting or recordkeeping requirement Hour burden Average number of annual responses Annual burden hours Special Types of Approval 125(c); 140 ................................. 141; 101–199 .............................. 142; 101–199 .............................. Subtotal ............................... Request various oral approvals not specifically covered elsewhere in regulatory requirements. Request approval to use new or alternative procedures; submit required information. Request approval of departure from operating requirements not specifically covered elsewhere in regulatory requirements; submit required information. 1 .............................. 100 requests .................. 100 20 ............................ 100 requests .................. 2,000 2.5 ........................... 100 requests .................. 25 ................................................................... ................................. 300 responses ............... 2,350 26 applications ............... 234 Right-of-use and Easement 160; 161; 123 ............................. OCS lessees: Apply for new or modified right-of-use and easement to construct and maintain off-lease platforms, artificial islands, and installations and other devices; include notifications and submitting required information. 160(c) .......................................... Establish a Company File for qualification; submit updated information, submit qualifications for lessee/bidder, request exception. 160; 165; 123 ............................. State lessees: Apply for new or modified right-of-use and easement to construct and maintain off-lease platforms, artificial islands, and installations and other devices; include pay.gov confirmation and notifications. 9 .............................. Burden covered under 30 CFR 556 (1010–00 06) 5 .............................. 1 application ................... 0 5 $2,742 state lease fee × 1 = $2,742 166 .............................................. State lessees: Furnish surety bond; additional security if required. Subtotal ............................... ................................................................... Burden covered under 30 CFR 556 (1010– 0006). ................................. 27 responses ................. 0 239 $2,742 non-hour cost burden Primary Lease Requirements, Lease Term Extensions, and Lease Cancellations Request termination of suspension, cancellation of lease, lesser lease term (no requests in recent years for termination/cancellation of a lease; minimal burden). 182; 183, 185; 194 ..................... asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 181(d); 182(b), 183(a)(b) ............ Various references to submitting new, revised, or modified exploration plan, development/production plan, or development operations coordination document, and related surveys/reports. 184 .............................................. Request compensation for lease cancellation mandated by the OCS Lands Act (no qualified lease cancellations in many years; minimal burden compared to benefit). 50 ............................ 1 request ........................ 50 Subtotal ............................... ................................................................... ................................. 2 responses ................... 70 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 20 ............................ 1 request ........................ Burden covered under 30 CFR 550, Subpart B (1010–0151) Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1 20 0 86012 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 229 / Tuesday, November 29, 2016 / Notices BURDEN BREAKDOWN—Continued Citation 30 CFR 550 Subpart A and related forms/NTLs Non-hour cost burdens Reporting or recordkeeping requirement Hour burden Average number of annual responses Annual burden hours Information and Reporting Requirements 186(a) ......................................... Apply to receive administrative entitlements to eWell/TIMS system for electronic submissions. 186; NTL ..................................... Submit information, reports, and copies as BOEM requires. Report apparent violations or non-compliance. Report archaeological discoveries. Submit archaeological and follow-up reports and additional information. Request departures from conducting archaeological resources surveys and/or submitting reports in GOMR. 135; 136 ...................................... 194; NTL ..................................... 194; NTL ..................................... Not considered IC under 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(1) 0 10 ............................ 125 ................................. 1,250 1.5 ........................... 2 reports ......................... 3 2 .............................. 6 reports ......................... 12 1 .............................. 2 requests ...................... 2 194 .............................................. Submit ancillary surveys/investigations reports, as required. Burden covered under 30 CFR 550 Subpart B (1010–0151). 0 196 .............................................. Submit data/information for G&G activity and request reimbursement. Burden covered under 30 CFR 551 (1010–00 48). 0 197(b)(2) ..................................... 1 .............................. 1 ..................................... 1 197 .............................................. Demonstrate release of G&G data would unduly damage competitive position. Submit confidentiality agreement ............. 1 .............................. 1 ..................................... 1 Subtotal ............................... ................................................................... ................................. 137 responses ............... 1,269 2 .............................. 7 reviews ........................ 14 ................................. 7 responses ................... 14 Recordkeeping 135; 136 ...................................... During reviews, make records available as requested by inspectors. Subtotal ............................... Citation 30 CFR 550 Subpart K and Related Forms Well surveys and classifying reservoirs ... Hour burden ............ Average number of annual responses. Annual burden hours 1153 ............................................ Conduct static bottomhole pressure survey; submit Form BOEM–0140 (Bottomhole Pressure Survey Report) (within 60 days after survey). Submit justification, information, and Form BOEM–0140, to request a departure from requirement to run a static bottomhole survey. Submit request and supporting information to reclassify reservoir. Submit Form BOEM–0127 (Sensitive Reservoir Information Report) and supporting information/revisions (within 45 days after certain events or at least annually). AK Region: submit BOEM– 0127 and request MER. Request general departure or alternative compliance requests not specifically covered elsewhere in regulatory requirements. 14 ............................ 1,161 surveys ................ 16,254 1 .............................. 200 survey departures ... 200 1 .............................. 15 requests .................... 15 3 .............................. 2,012 forms .................... 6,036 1 .............................. 2 ..................................... 2 1165 ............................................ Submit proposed plan for enhanced recovery operations to BSEE. Burden covered under BSEE 30 CFR 250 (1014 –0019). 0 Subtotal ............................... ................................................................... ................................. 3,390 responses ............ 22,507 Total Burden ................. ................................................................... ................................. 7,567 Responses ........... 30,635 1153(d) ....................................... 1154; 1167 .................................. 1155; 1165(b); 1166; 1167 ......... asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1153–1167 .................................. $165,492 Non-Hour Cost Burdens VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Nov 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 229 / Tuesday, November 29, 2016 / Notices Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have identified two non-hour cost burdens. Section 550.143 requires a fee for a change in designation of operator ($175). Section 550.165 requires a State lessee applying for a right-of use and easement in the OCS to pay a cost recovery application fee ($2,742). The total non-hour cost burden for this collection is estimated at $165,492. 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. intends to file additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership. On March 27, 2012, 3D PDF filed its original notification pursuant to Section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on April 20, 2012 (77 FR 23754). The last notification was filed with the Department on August 5, 2016. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on September 20, 2016 (81 FR 64507). Patricia A. Brink, Director of Civil Enforcement, Antitrust Division. [FR Doc. 2016–28709 Filed 11–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Dated: November 21, 2016. Deanna Meyer-Pietruszka, Chief, Office of Policy, Regulations, and Analysis. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives [FR Doc. 2016–28542 Filed 11–28–16; 8:45 am] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Application for Alternate Means of Identification of Firearm(s) (Marking Variance) (ATF Form 3311.4) [OMB Number 1140–0104] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Department of Justice. ACTION: 60-day notice. AGENCY: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—3D PDF Consortium, Inc. Notice is hereby given that, on October 25, 2016, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (‘‘the Act’’), 3D PDF Consortium, Inc. (‘‘3D PDF’’) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, PDFTron Systems Inc., Vancover, British Columbia, CANADA; and Purdue University West Lafayette, IN, have been added as parties to this venture. Also, DISCUS Software Company, Columbus, OH; and Capvidia NA LLC, New Ulm, MN, have withdrawn as parties to this venture. No other changes have been made in either the membership or planned activity of the group research project. Membership in this group research project remains open, and 3D PDF VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until January 30, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have additional comments, particularly with respect to the estimated public burden or associated response time, have suggestions, need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions, or desire any additional information, please contact Mark Pawielski, Firearm & Ammunition Technology Division either by mail at 244 Needy Road, Martinsburg, WV 25405, by email at Mark.Pawielski@atf.gov, or by telephone at 304 616 4304. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 86013 the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of this information collection: 1. Type of Information Collection (check justification or form 83–I): Revision of a currently approved collection. 2. The Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Alternate Means of Identification of Firearm(s) (Marking Variance). 3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Departments sponsoring the collection: Form number (if applicable): ATF Form 3311.4. Component: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Department of Justice. 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or other for-profit. Other (if applicable): Federal Government. Abstract: The ATF Form 3311.4 provides a uniform mean for industry members with a valid Federal importer or manufacturer license, to request firearms marking variance. 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: An estimated 2,064 respondents will utilize the form, and it will take each respondent approximately 30 minutes to complete the form. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated annual public burden associated with this collection is 1,032 hours. E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

[OMB Number 1010-0114]


Information Collection: General and Oil and Gas Production 
Requirements in the Outer Continental Shelf; Submitted for OMB Review; 
Comment Request

ACTION: 30-day notice.

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MMAA104000
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 ICR 
pertains to the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 
550, Subparts A, General; and K, Oil and Gas Production Requirements, 
as well as associated forms. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
has assigned control number 1010-0114 to this information collection. 
This notice provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the 
paperwork burden of this collection.

DATES: Submit written comments by December 29, 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 1010-0114 in your comment and include your name 
and return address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anna Atkinson, Office of Policy, 
Regulations, and Analysis at anna.atkinson@boem.gov (email) or (703) 
787-1025 (phone). You may review the ICR 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 September 16, 2016 (81 FR 63799), and the 
comment period ended November 15, 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 1010-0114 in your correspondence.
    The following information pertains to this request:
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0114.
    Title: 30 CFR 550, Subpart A, General, and Subpart K, Oil and Gas 
Production Requirements.
    Forms:

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     BOEM-0127, Sensitive Reservoir Information Report;
     BOEM-0140, Bottomhole Pressure Survey Report;
     BOEM-1123, Designation of Operator; and
     BOEM-1832, Notification of Incidents of Non-Compliance.
    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 the OCS. Such rules and regulations will apply to 
all operations conducted under a lease. Operations in the OCS must 
preserve, protect, and develop oil and natural gas resources in a 
manner that is consistent with the need to make such resources 
available to meet the Nation's energy needs as rapidly as possible; 
balance orderly energy resource development with protection of human, 
marine, and coastal environments; ensure the public a fair and 
equitable return on the resources of the OCS; and preserve and maintain 
free enterprise competition. 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 techniques 
sufficient to prevent or minimize . . . loss of well control . . . 
physical obstructions to 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.''
    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 Office of Management and Budget (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 (DOI) 
implementing policy, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is 
required to charge fees for services that provide special benefits or 
privileges to an identifiable non-Federal recipient above and beyond 
those that accrue to the public.
    This ICR covers 30 CFR 550, Subpart A, General, and Subpart K, Oil 
and Gas Production Requirements, which deal with regulatory 
requirements of oil, gas, and sulphur operations on the OCS. This 
request also covers the related Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTLs) 
that BOEM issues to clarify and provide guidance on some aspects of our 
regulations, and forms BOEM-0127, BOEM-0140, BOEM-1123, and BOEM-1832.
    The BOEM uses the information collected under the Subpart A and K 
regulations to ensure that operations in the OCS are carried out in a 
safe and environmentally sound manner, do not interfere with the rights 
of other users in the OCS, and balance the protection and development 
of OCS resources. Specifically, we use the information collected to:
     Determine the capability of a well to produce oil or gas 
in paying quantities or to determine the possible need for additional 
wells resulting in minimum royalty status on a lease.
     Provide lessees/operators greater flexibility to comply 
with regulatory requirements through approval of alternative equipment 
or procedures and departures if they demonstrate equal or better 
compliance with the appropriate performance standards.
     Ensure that subsurface storage of natural gas does not 
unduly interfere with development and production operations under 
existing leases.
     Record the designation of an operator authorized to act on 
behalf of the lessee/operating rights owner and to fulfill their 
obligations under the OCS Lands Act and implementing regulations, or to 
record the local agent empowered to receive notices and comply with 
regulatory orders issued (Form BOEM-1123, Designation of Operator). 
This form requires the respondent to submit general information such as 
lease number, name, address, company number of designated operator, and 
signature of the authorized lessee and designated operator. With this 
renewal, BOEM is adding a signature line for the designated operator. 
We also updated the form instructions by removing references to the 
Gulf of Mexico, so this form can be used nationally.
     Determine if an application for right-of-use and easement 
complies with the OCS Lands Act, other applicable laws, and BOEM 
regulations; and does not unreasonably interfere with the operations of 
any other lessee.
     Provide for orderly development or disqualification of 
leases to determine the appropriateness of lessee/operator performance.
     Approve requests to cancel leases and ascertain if/when 
the Secretary may cancel leases.
     Ensure the protection of any discovered archaeological 
resources.
     Regulate production rates from sensitive reservoirs (Form 
BOEM-0127, Sensitive Reservoir Information Report). BOEM engineers and 
geologists use the information for rate control and reservoir studies. 
The form requests general information about the reservoir and the 
company, volumetric data, and fluid analysis and production data.
     Manage reservoirs in our efforts to conserve natural 
resources, prevent waste, and protect correlative rights, including the 
Government's royalty interest (Form BOEM-0140, Bottomhole Pressure 
Survey Report). Specifically, BOEM uses the information in reservoir 
evaluations to determine maximum production and efficient rates and to 
review applications for downhole commingling to ensure that action does 
not harm ultimate recovery or undervalued royalties. The form requests 
information about the well and operator; test data information such as 
shut-in time, bottomhole temperature, kelly bushing elevation; and 
bottomhole pressure points that consist of measured depth(s), true 
vertical depth(s), pressure(s), and pressure gradient(s).
     Determine that respondents have corrected any Incidents of 
Non-Compliance (INCs), Form BOEM-1832, identified during compliance 
reviews. The BOEM issues this form to the operator and the operator 
then corrects the INC(s), signs and returns the form to the BOEM 
Regional Supervisor.
    We will protect proprietary information according to the Freedom of 
Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552), its implementing regulations (43 CFR 
2), 30 CFR 252, and 30 CFR 550.197, ``Data and information to be made 
available to the public or for limited inspection.'' Proprietary 
information concerning geological and geophysical data will be 
protected according to 43 U.S.C. 1352. No items of a sensitive nature 
are collected. Responses are mandatory.
    Frequency: Primarily on occasion; monthly.
    Description of Respondents: Federal oil and gas and sulphur 
lessees/operators.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The estimated 
annual hour burden for this collection is 30,635 hours. The following 
table 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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                                                Burden Breakdown
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                                                                          Non-hour cost burdens
Citation  30 CFR 550  Subpart A       Reporting or      --------------------------------------------------------
     and related  forms/NTLs          recordkeeping                         Average number of    Annual burden
                                       requirement          Hour  burden     annual responses        hours
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                                        Authority and Definition of Terms
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104; 181; Form BOEM-1832.......  Appeal orders or        Exempt under 5 CFR 1320.4(a)(2), (c)  0
                                  decisions; appeal
                                  INCs; request hearing
                                  due to cancellation
                                  of lease.
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                                              Performance Standards
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
115; 116.......................  Request determination   5................  90 responses.....  450
                                  of well
                                  producibility; make
                                  available or submit
                                  data and information;
                                  notify BOEM of test.
119............................  Apply for subsurface    10...............  3 applications...  30
                                  storage of gas; sign
                                  storage agreement.
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    Subtotal...................  ......................  .................  93 responses.....  480
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                                               Cost Recovery Fees
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
125; 126; 140..................  Cost Recovery Fees;     Cost Recovery Fees and related items  0
                                  confirmation receipt    are covered individually throughout
                                  etc; verbal approvals              this subpart.
                                  and written request
                                  to follow. Includes
                                  request for refunds.
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                                             Designation of Operator
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
143............................  Report change of name,       Not considered information       0
                                  address, etc.                  collection under 5 CFR
                                                                     1320.3(h)(1).
                                                        --------------------------------------
143(a-c); 144; 145; Form BOEM-   Submit designation of   1................  2,584 forms......  2,584
 1123.                            operator (Form BOEM-
                                  1123--form takes 30
                                  minutes); report
                                  updates; notice of
                                  termination; submit
                                  designation of agent.
                                  Request exception. NO
                                  FEE.
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
143(a-d); 144; 145; Form BOEM-   Change designation of   1................  930 forms........  930
 1123.                            operator (Form BOEM-
                                  1123--form takes 30
                                  minutes); report
                                  updates; notice of
                                  termination; submit
                                  designation of agent;
                                  include pay.gov
                                  confirmation receipt.
                                  Request exception.
                                  SERVICE FEE.
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
                                                               $175 fee x 930 = $162,750
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
186(a)(3); NTL.................  Apply for user account       Not considered information       0
                                  in TIMS (electronic/           collection under 5 CFR
                                  digital form                       1320.3(h)(1).
                                  submittals).
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    Subtotal...................  ......................  .................  3,514 responses..  3,514
                                                                           -------------------------------------
                                                                                $162,750 non-hour cost burden
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                                                   Compliance
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
101; 135; 136; Form BOEM-1832..  Submit response and     2................  94 submissions...  188
                                  required information
                                  for INC, probation,
                                  or revocation of
                                  operating status.
                                  Notify when
                                  violations corrected.
                                 Request waiver of 14-   1................  1................  1
                                  day response time or
                                  reconsideration.
135; 136.......................  Request reimbursement   1.5..............  2 requests.......  3
                                  for services provided
                                  to BOEM
                                  representatives
                                  during reviews;
                                  comment.
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    Subtotal...................  ......................  .................  97 responses.....  192
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                                            Special Types of Approval
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125(c); 140....................  Request various oral    1................  100 requests.....  100
                                  approvals not
                                  specifically covered
                                  elsewhere in
                                  regulatory
                                  requirements.
141; 101-199...................  Request approval to     20...............  100 requests.....  2,000
                                  use new or
                                  alternative
                                  procedures; submit
                                  required information.
142; 101-199...................  Request approval of     2.5..............  100 requests.....  25
                                  departure from
                                  operating
                                  requirements not
                                  specifically covered
                                  elsewhere in
                                  regulatory
                                  requirements; submit
                                  required information.
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    Subtotal...................  ......................  .................  300 responses....  2,350
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                                            Right-of-use and Easement
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
160; 161; 123..................  OCS lessees: Apply for  9................  26 applications..  234
                                  new or modified right-
                                  of-use and easement
                                  to construct and
                                  maintain off-lease
                                  platforms, artificial
                                  islands, and
                                  installations and
                                  other devices;
                                  include notifications
                                  and submitting
                                  required information.
                                                        --------------------------------------
160(c).........................  Establish a Company        Burden covered under 30 CFR 556    0
                                  File for                            (1010-0006)
                                  qualification; submit
                                  updated information,
                                  submit qualifications
                                  for lessee/bidder,
                                  request exception.
                                                        --------------------------------------
160; 165; 123..................  State lessees: Apply    5................  1 application....  5
                                  for new or modified
                                  right-of-use and
                                  easement to construct
                                  and maintain off-
                                  lease platforms,
                                  artificial islands,
                                  and installations and
                                  other devices;
                                  include pay.gov
                                  confirmation and
                                  notifications.
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
                                                                   $2,742 state lease fee x 1 = $2,742
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
166............................  State lessees: Furnish     Burden covered under 30 CFR 556    0
                                  surety bond;                        (1010-0006).
                                  additional security
                                  if required.
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    Subtotal...................  ......................  .................  27 responses.....  239
                                                                           -------------------------------------
                                                                                 $2,742 non-hour cost burden
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                   Primary Lease Requirements, Lease Term Extensions, and Lease Cancellations
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
181(d); 182(b), 183(a)(b)......  Request termination of  20...............  1 request........  20
                                  suspension,
                                  cancellation of
                                  lease, lesser lease
                                  term (no requests in
                                  recent years for
                                  termination/
                                  cancellation of a
                                  lease; minimal
                                  burden).
                                                        --------------------------------------
182; 183, 185; 194.............  Various references to     Burden covered under 30 CFR 550,    0
                                  submitting new,                Subpart B (1010-0151)
                                  revised, or modified
                                  exploration plan,
                                  development/
                                  production plan, or
                                  development
                                  operations
                                  coordination
                                  document, and related
                                  surveys/reports.
                                                        --------------------------------------
184............................  Request compensation    50...............  1 request........  50
                                  for lease
                                  cancellation mandated
                                  by the OCS Lands Act
                                  (no qualified lease
                                  cancellations in many
                                  years; minimal burden
                                  compared to benefit).
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    Subtotal...................  ......................  .................  2 responses......  70
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                                     Information and Reporting Requirements
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186(a).........................  Apply to receive            Not considered IC under 5 CFR     0
                                  administrative                      1320.3(h)(1)
                                  entitlements to eWell/
                                  TIMS system for
                                  electronic
                                  submissions.
                                                        --------------------------------------
186; NTL.......................  Submit information,     10...............  125..............  1,250
                                  reports, and copies
                                  as BOEM requires.
135; 136.......................  Report apparent         1.5..............  2 reports........  3
                                  violations or non-
                                  compliance.
194; NTL.......................  Report archaeological   2................  6 reports........  12
                                  discoveries. Submit
                                  archaeological and
                                  follow-up reports and
                                  additional
                                  information.
194; NTL.......................  Request departures      1................  2 requests.......  2
                                  from conducting
                                  archaeological
                                  resources surveys and/
                                  or submitting reports
                                  in GOMR.
                                                        --------------------------------------
194............................  Submit ancillary           Burden covered under 30 CFR 550    0
                                  surveys/                       Subpart B (1010-0151).
                                  investigations
                                  reports, as required.
                                                        --------------------------------------
196............................  Submit data/               Burden covered under 30 CFR 551    0
                                  information for G&G                 (1010-0048).
                                  activity and request
                                  reimbursement.
                                                        --------------------------------------
197(b)(2)......................  Demonstrate release of  1................  1................  1
                                  G&G data would unduly
                                  damage competitive
                                  position.
197............................  Submit confidentiality  1................  1................  1
                                  agreement.
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    Subtotal...................  ......................  .................  137 responses....  1,269
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                                                  Recordkeeping
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
135; 136.......................  During reviews, make    2................  7 reviews........  14
                                  records available as
                                  requested by
                                  inspectors.
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    Subtotal...................                          .................  7 responses......  14
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 Citation 30 CFR 550 Subpart K   Well surveys and        Hour burden......  Average number of  Annual burden
       and Related Forms          classifying                                annual responses. hours
                                  reservoirs.
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1153...........................  Conduct static          14...............  1,161 surveys....  16,254
                                  bottomhole pressure
                                  survey; submit Form
                                  BOEM-0140 (Bottomhole
                                  Pressure Survey
                                  Report) (within 60
                                  days after survey).
1153(d)........................  Submit justification,   1................  200 survey         200
                                  information, and Form                      departures.
                                  BOEM-0140, to request
                                  a departure from
                                  requirement to run a
                                  static bottomhole
                                  survey.
1154; 1167.....................  Submit request and      1................  15 requests......  15
                                  supporting
                                  information to
                                  reclassify reservoir.
1155; 1165(b); 1166; 1167......  Submit Form BOEM-0127   3................  2,012 forms......  6,036
                                  (Sensitive Reservoir
                                  Information Report)
                                  and supporting
                                  information/revisions
                                  (within 45 days after
                                  certain events or at
                                  least annually). AK
                                  Region: submit BOEM-
                                  0127 and request MER.
1153-1167......................  Request general         1................  2................  2
                                  departure or
                                  alternative
                                  compliance requests
                                  not specifically
                                  covered elsewhere in
                                  regulatory
                                  requirements.
                                                        --------------------------------------
1165...........................  Submit proposed plan    Burden covered under BSEE 30 CFR 250  0
                                  for enhanced recovery               (1014-0019).
                                  operations to BSEE.
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    Subtotal...................  ......................  .................  3,390 responses..  22,507
                                                                           -------------------------------------
        Total Burden...........  ......................  .................  7,567 Responses..  30,635
                                                                           -------------------------------------
                                                                               $165,492 Non-Hour Cost Burdens
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    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have 
identified two non-hour cost burdens. Section 550.143 requires a fee 
for a change in designation of operator ($175). Section 550.165 
requires a State lessee applying for a right-of use and easement in the 
OCS to pay a cost recovery application fee ($2,742). The total non-hour 
cost burden for this collection is estimated at $165,492.
    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: November 21, 2016.
Deanna Meyer-Pietruszka,
Chief, Office of Policy, Regulations, and Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2016-28542 Filed 11-28-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4310-MR-P