Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review; Proposed New Collection, 5606-5607 [2017-01002]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 5606 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2017 / Notices BOEM determines the delay was caused by events beyond the provisionally winning bidder’s control. If the provisionally winning bidder does not meet these requirements or otherwise fails to comply with applicable regulations or the terms of the FSN, BOEM reserves the right not to issue the lease to that bidder. In such a case, the provisionally winning bidder will forfeit its bid deposit. In such an event, BOEM reserves the right to identify the next highest bid submitted during the lease sale and offer the lease pursuant to that bid. Within 45 calendar days of the date that the provisionally winning bidder receives copies of the lease, it must pay the first year’s rent using the pay.gov Renewable Energy Initial Rental Payment form available at: https:// www.pay.gov/public/form/start/ 27797604/. Subsequent annual rent payments must be made following the detailed instructions contained in the ‘‘Instructions for Making Electronic Payments,’’ available on BOEM’s Web site at: http://www.boem.gov/NorthCarolina/. Non-Procurement Debarment and Suspension Regulations: Pursuant to regulations at 43 CFR part 42, subpart C, an OCS renewable energy lessee must comply with the Department of the Interior’s non-procurement debarment and suspension regulations at 2 CFR 180 and 1400. The lessee must also communicate this requirement to persons with whom the lessee does business relating to this lease, by including this term as a condition in their contracts and other transactions. Force Majeure: The Program Manager of BOEM’s Office of Renewable Energy Programs has the discretion to change any auction details specified in the FSN, including the date and time, in case of a force majeure event that the Program Manager deems may interfere with a fair and proper lease sale process. 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Further, BOEM will not treat as confidential aggregate summaries of otherwise confidential information. Dated: January 10, 2017. Walter D. Cruickshank, Acting Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. [FR Doc. 2017–01059 Filed 1–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR85854000; XXXR4524KS; RR.4888TR11.0040001] Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review; Proposed New Collection Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation has forwarded the following Information Collection Request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval: Collection and Compilation of Water Pipeline Field Performance Data (OMB Control Number 1006–XXXX). The Information Collection Request describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost burden. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove this information collection request, but may respond after 30 days; therefore, public comment must be received on or before February 17, 2017. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, via facsimile to (202) 395–5806, or email to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. A copy of your comments should also be directed to Dr. Lee Sears, Materials and Corrosion Laboratory, 86– 68540, Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 25007, Denver, Colorado 80225; or via email to lsears@usbr.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number: 1006– XXXX in your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Lee Sears at 303–445–2392. You may also view the Information Collection Request at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Abstract In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has obtained the services of an outside entity to survey water utilities and collect data on water pipeline performance. The information being collected is required to comply with a request from Congress for Reclamation to assemble data on pipeline reliability for specific types of pipes. From 2013 through 2015, Reclamation worked with Water Research Foundation and Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle) on a draft information collection request (ICR) to collect highquality field performance data on pipeline reliability for water pipelines of different material and vintage. A Federal Register notice announcing the availability of this draft collection of this information was initiated on February 26, 2014 (79 FR 10842), offering the public a 60-day public comment period. A summary of comments received during the 60-day comment period, disposition of comments, and revised draft information collection were published in the Federal Register on October 1, 2014 (79 FR 59291) and the public comment period was reopened for another 30 days. In response to the public’s request for additional time to comment, a third notice was published in the Federal Register on October 30, 2014 (79 FR 64622), extending the comment period another 30 days. In total, the public was provided 120 days to comment on the draft ICR. Also at the E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2017 / Notices public’s request, all draft supporting documents were made available to the public for consideration. The contract between Reclamation and its partners was terminated in July 2015 before the ICR could be finalized. Reclamation signed an agreement in November 2015 with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) to develop a new ICR to collect buried water pipe performance data. The notice announcing the new draft ICR was published in the Federal Register on July 14, 2016 (81 FR 45533) to start the 60-day public comment period. The public comment period for this ICR ended on September 12, 2016. Information gathered from Reclamation’s earlier attempt to develop an ICR to collect pipeline reliability data was incorporated into this current ICR. II. Summary of Proposed Changes, Comments and Responses Comments on this ICR were received from two entities. Responses to the public comments are addressed in Supporting Statement A of this ICR and are available for public review at www.reginfo.gov. Copies of the comments have also been uploaded at this same web address. III. Data mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Title: Collection and Compilation of Water Pipeline Field Performance Data. OMB Control Number: 1006–XXXX. Description of respondents: Water utility and Federal facility pipe data managers. Frequency: One-time collection. Estimated completion time: 10 minutes (making participation decision), 30 minutes (introductory webinar); and 110 minutes (uploading data). The total estimated time is 150 minutes for each respondent. Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 500 (making participation decision). Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total of Annual Responses: 250. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours on Respondents: 83 hours (making participation decision); 126 hours (introductory webinar); and 459 hours (uploading data), for a combined total of 668 hours. IV. Request for Comments We invite your comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of our functions, including whether the information will have practical use; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jan 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 (b) the accuracy of our burden estimate for the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Reclamation will display a valid OMB control number on the survey. V. Public Disclosure 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: January 10, 2017. Richard W. LaFond, Chief, Civil Engineering Services Division, Bureau of Reclamation. [FR Doc. 2017–01002 Filed 1–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Claim for Reimbursement of Benefit Payments and Claims Expense Under the War Hazards Compensation Act Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Claim for Reimbursement of Benefit Payments and Claims Expense Under the War Hazards Compensation Act,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Public comments on the ICR are invited. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before February 17, 2017. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www. reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_ nbr=201609-1240-003 or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL– OWCP, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202–395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. DATES: This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for revisions to the Claim for Reimbursement of Benefit Payments and Claims Expense Under the War Hazards Compensation Act (WHCA), Form CA– 278, information collection. The OWCP is responsible for administering the WHCA (42 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.). WHCA section 104(a) (42 U.S.C. 1704(a)) provides that an insurance carrier or self-insured who has paid workers’ compensation benefits to or on account of any person for a war-risk hazard may seek reimbursement for benefits paid (plus expenses) out of the Federal Employees’ Compensation Fund. See also 5 U.S.C. 8147. Insurance carriers and the self-insured file a Form CA–278 to request reimbursement. Regulations implementing the WHCA permit the OWCP to collect the information needed to consider the reimbursement request of an insurance carrier or self-insured. See 20 CFR 61.101 and 61.104. This SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Office of the Secretary ACTION: 5607 E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 11 (Wednesday, January 18, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5606-5607]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-01002]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

[RR85854000; XXXR4524KS; RR.4888TR11.0040001]


Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review; 
Proposed New Collection

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation has forwarded the following 
Information Collection Request to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval: Collection and Compilation of Water 
Pipeline Field Performance Data (OMB Control Number 1006-XXXX). The 
Information Collection Request describes the nature of the information 
collection and its expected cost burden.

DATES: OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove this information 
collection request, but may respond after 30 days; therefore, public 
comment must be received on or before February 17, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to the Desk Officer for the Department 
of the Interior at the Office of Management and Budget, Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, via facsimile to (202) 395-5806, or 
email to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. A copy of your comments should 
also be directed to Dr. Lee Sears, Materials and Corrosion Laboratory, 
86-68540, Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 25007, Denver, Colorado 
80225; or via email to lsears@usbr.gov. Please reference OMB Control 
Number: 1006-XXXX in your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Lee Sears at 303-445-2392. You may 
also view the Information Collection Request at www.reginfo.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Bureau of Reclamation 
(Reclamation) has obtained the services of an outside entity to survey 
water utilities and collect data on water pipeline performance. The 
information being collected is required to comply with a request from 
Congress for Reclamation to assemble data on pipeline reliability for 
specific types of pipes.
    From 2013 through 2015, Reclamation worked with Water Research 
Foundation and Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle) on a draft 
information collection request (ICR) to collect high-quality field 
performance data on pipeline reliability for water pipelines of 
different material and vintage. A Federal Register notice announcing 
the availability of this draft collection of this information was 
initiated on February 26, 2014 (79 FR 10842), offering the public a 60-
day public comment period. A summary of comments received during the 
60-day comment period, disposition of comments, and revised draft 
information collection were published in the Federal Register on 
October 1, 2014 (79 FR 59291) and the public comment period was 
reopened for another 30 days. In response to the public's request for 
additional time to comment, a third notice was published in the Federal 
Register on October 30, 2014 (79 FR 64622), extending the comment 
period another 30 days. In total, the public was provided 120 days to 
comment on the draft ICR. Also at the

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public's request, all draft supporting documents were made available to 
the public for consideration. The contract between Reclamation and its 
partners was terminated in July 2015 before the ICR could be finalized.
    Reclamation signed an agreement in November 2015 with Virginia 
Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) to develop a 
new ICR to collect buried water pipe performance data. The notice 
announcing the new draft ICR was published in the Federal Register on 
July 14, 2016 (81 FR 45533) to start the 60-day public comment period. 
The public comment period for this ICR ended on September 12, 2016. 
Information gathered from Reclamation's earlier attempt to develop an 
ICR to collect pipeline reliability data was incorporated into this 
current ICR.

II. Summary of Proposed Changes, Comments and Responses

    Comments on this ICR were received from two entities. Responses to 
the public comments are addressed in Supporting Statement A of this ICR 
and are available for public review at www.reginfo.gov. Copies of the 
comments have also been uploaded at this same web address.

III. Data

    Title: Collection and Compilation of Water Pipeline Field 
Performance Data.
    OMB Control Number: 1006-XXXX.
    Description of respondents: Water utility and Federal facility pipe 
data managers.
    Frequency: One-time collection.
    Estimated completion time: 10 minutes (making participation 
decision), 30 minutes (introductory webinar); and 110 minutes 
(uploading data). The total estimated time is 150 minutes for each 
respondent.
    Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 500 (making participation 
decision).
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total of Annual Responses: 250.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours on Respondents: 83 hours 
(making participation decision); 126 hours (introductory webinar); and 
459 hours (uploading data), for a combined total of 668 hours.

IV. Request for Comments

    We invite your comments on:
    (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of our functions, including whether the 
information will have practical use;
    (b) the accuracy of our burden estimate for the proposed collection 
of information;
    (c) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number. Reclamation will display a valid 
OMB control number on the survey.

V. Public Disclosure

    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: January 10, 2017.
Richard W. LaFond,
Chief, Civil Engineering Services Division, Bureau of Reclamation.
[FR Doc. 2017-01002 Filed 1-17-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4332-90-P