Agency Information Collection Activities; Pipelines and Pipeline Rights-of-Way, 53518-53519 [2017-24817]

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Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your nomination/comment, you should be aware that your entire nomination/ comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your nomination/ comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: 54 U.S.C. 100906; 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2. Alma Ripps, Chief, Office of Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–24827 Filed 11–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement [Docket ID BSEE–2017–0005; 189E1700D2 ET1SF0000.PSB000 EEEE500000; OMB Control Number 1014–0016] Agency Information Collection Activities; Pipelines and Pipeline Rights-of-Way Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) are proposing to renew an information collection with revisions. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by either of the following methods listed below: • Electronically go to http:// www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter BSEE–2017–0005 then click search. Follow the instructions to submit public comments and view all related materials. We will post all comments. • Email kye.mason@bsee.gov, fax (703) 787–1546, or mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the Interior; Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement; SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Regulations and Standards Branch; ATTN: Nicole Mason; 45600 Woodland Road, Sterling, VA 20166. Please reference OMB Control Number 1014– 0016 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Nicole Mason by email at kye.mason@bsee.gov or by telephone at (703) 787–1607. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. We are soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of BSEE; (2) Will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) Is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) How might BSEE enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) How might BSEE minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. 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. Abstract: The regulations under 30 CFR 250, Subpart J, pertain to pipelines and pipeline rights-of-way (ROWs), forms, and related Notices to Lessees (NTLs) and Operators. We use the information to ensure that lessees and pipeline ROW holders design the pipelines that they install, maintain, and operate in a safe manner. BSEE needs information concerning the proposed pipeline and safety E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 220 / Thursday, November 16, 2017 / Notices equipment, inspections and tests, and natural and manmade hazards near the proposed pipeline route. BSEE uses the information to review pipeline designs prior to approving an application for a ROW or lease term pipeline to ensure that the pipeline, as constructed, will provide for safe transportation of minerals through the submerged lands of the OCS. BSEE reviews proposed pipeline routes to ensure that the pipelines would not conflict with any State requirements or unduly interfere with other OCS activities. BSEE reviews proposals for taking pipeline safety equipment out of service to ensure alternate measures are used that will properly provide for the safety of the pipeline and associated facilities (platform, etc.). BSEE reviews notifications of relinquishment of ROW grants and requests to decommission pipelines for regulatory compliance and to ensure that all legal obligations are met. BSEE monitors the records concerning pipeline inspections and tests to ensure safety of operations and protection of the environment and to schedule witnessing trips and inspections. Information is also necessary to determine the point at which the DOI or Department of Transportation (DOT) has regulatory responsibility for a pipeline and to be informed of the identified operator if not the same as the pipeline ROW holder. We use the information in Form BSEE–0149, Assignment of Federal OCS Pipeline Right-of-Way Grant, to track pipeline ROW holders; as well as use this information to update the corporate database that is used to determine what leases are available for a Lease Sale and the ownership of all OCS leases. We are adding a new Form BSEE– 0135, Designation of Right-of-Way Operator, to identify who has the authority to act on the ROW grant holder’s behalf to fulfill obligations under the OCS Lands Act; as well as, BSEE may provide to the designated ROW operator written or oral instructions in securing compliance with the ROW grant in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Title of Collection: 30 CFR part 250, subpart J, Pipelines and Pipeline Rightsof-Way (ROW). OMB Control Number: 1014–0016. Form Number: BSEE–0149— Assignment of Federal OCS Pipeline Right-of-Way Grant, and Form BSEE– 0135—Designation of Right-of-Way Operator. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Potential respondents comprise Federal VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Nov 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 OCS oil, gas, and sulfur lessees/ operators and holders of pipeline rightsof-way. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: Not all of the potential respondents will submit information in any given year, and some may submit multiple times. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3,031. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 30 minutes to 107 hours, depending on activity. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 36,546. Respondent’s Obligation: Most responses are mandatory, while others are required to obtain or retain benefits. Frequency of Collection: On occasion and varies by section. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: This IC request includes seven non-hour cost burdens, all of which are the cost recovery fees required under 30 CFR 250, subpart J. The total of the non-hour cost burden (cost recovery fees) in this IC request is an estimated $1,508,968. The non-hour cost burdens required in 30 CFR 250, subpart J (and respective cost-recovery fee amount per transaction) are required under: § 250.1000(b)—New Pipeline Application (lease term)—$3,541 § 250.1000(b)—Pipeline Application Modification (lease term)—$2,056 § 250.1000(b)—Pipeline Application Modification (ROW)—$4,169 § 250.1008(e)—Pipeline Repair Notification—$388 § 250.1015(a)—Pipeline ROW Grant Application—$2,771 § 250.1015(a)—Pipeline Conversion from Lease Term to ROW—$236 § 250.1018(b)—Pipeline ROW Assignment—$201 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. The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq). Dated: September 27, 2017. Lakeisha Harrison, Chief, Regulations and Standards Branch. [FR Doc. 2017–24817 Filed 11–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–VH–P PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53519 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement [Docket ID BSEE–2017–0006; 189E1700D2 ET1SF0000.PSB000 EEEE500000; OMB Control Number 1014–0021] Agency Information Collection Activities; Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf for Minerals Other Than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) are proposing to renew an information collection with revisions. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by either of the following methods listed below: • Electronically go to http:// www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter BSEE–2017–0006 then click search. Follow the instructions to submit public comments and view all related materials. We will post all comments. • Email kye.mason@bsee.gov, fax (703) 787–1546, or mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Regulations and Standards Branch, ATTN: Nicole Mason; 45600 Woodland Road, Sterling, VA 20166. Please reference OMB Control Number 1014– 0021 in the subject line of your comments. DATES: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Nicole Mason by email at kye.mason@bsee.gov or by telephone at (703) 787–1607. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

[Docket ID BSEE-2017-0005; 189E1700D2 ET1SF0000.PSB000 EEEE500000; OMB 
Control Number 1014-0016]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Pipelines and Pipeline 
Rights-of-Way

AGENCY: Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, 
the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) are proposing 
to renew an information collection with revisions.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
January 16, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) by either of the following methods listed below:
     Electronically go to http://www.regulations.gov. In the 
Search box, enter BSEE-2017-0005 then click search. Follow the 
instructions to submit public comments and view all related materials. 
We will post all comments.
     Email kye.mason@bsee.gov, fax (703) 787-1546, or mail or 
hand-carry comments to the Department of the Interior; Bureau of Safety 
and Environmental Enforcement; Regulations and Standards Branch; ATTN: 
Nicole Mason; 45600 Woodland Road, Sterling, VA 20166. Please reference 
OMB Control Number 1014-0016 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Nicole Mason by email at kye.mason@bsee.gov or 
by telephone at (703) 787-1607.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and 
continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact 
of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information 
collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired 
format.
    We are soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described 
below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the 
following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper 
functions of BSEE; (2) Will this information be processed and used in a 
timely manner; (3) Is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) How might 
BSEE enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (5) How might BSEE minimize the burden of this 
collection on the respondents, including through the use of information 
technology.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request 
to OMB to approve this ICR. 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.
    Abstract: The regulations under 30 CFR 250, Subpart J, pertain to 
pipelines and pipeline rights-of-way (ROWs), forms, and related Notices 
to Lessees (NTLs) and Operators.
    We use the information to ensure that lessees and pipeline ROW 
holders design the pipelines that they install, maintain, and operate 
in a safe manner. BSEE needs information concerning the proposed 
pipeline and safety

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equipment, inspections and tests, and natural and manmade hazards near 
the proposed pipeline route. BSEE uses the information to review 
pipeline designs prior to approving an application for a ROW or lease 
term pipeline to ensure that the pipeline, as constructed, will provide 
for safe transportation of minerals through the submerged lands of the 
OCS. BSEE reviews proposed pipeline routes to ensure that the pipelines 
would not conflict with any State requirements or unduly interfere with 
other OCS activities. BSEE reviews proposals for taking pipeline safety 
equipment out of service to ensure alternate measures are used that 
will properly provide for the safety of the pipeline and associated 
facilities (platform, etc.). BSEE reviews notifications of 
relinquishment of ROW grants and requests to decommission pipelines for 
regulatory compliance and to ensure that all legal obligations are met. 
BSEE monitors the records concerning pipeline inspections and tests to 
ensure safety of operations and protection of the environment and to 
schedule witnessing trips and inspections. Information is also 
necessary to determine the point at which the DOI or Department of 
Transportation (DOT) has regulatory responsibility for a pipeline and 
to be informed of the identified operator if not the same as the 
pipeline ROW holder.
    We use the information in Form BSEE-0149, Assignment of Federal OCS 
Pipeline Right-of-Way Grant, to track pipeline ROW holders; as well as 
use this information to update the corporate database that is used to 
determine what leases are available for a Lease Sale and the ownership 
of all OCS leases.
    We are adding a new Form BSEE-0135, Designation of Right-of-Way 
Operator, to identify who has the authority to act on the ROW grant 
holder's behalf to fulfill obligations under the OCS Lands Act; as well 
as, BSEE may provide to the designated ROW operator written or oral 
instructions in securing compliance with the ROW grant in accordance 
with applicable laws and regulations.
    Title of Collection: 30 CFR part 250, subpart J, Pipelines and 
Pipeline Rights-of-Way (ROW).
    OMB Control Number: 1014-0016.
    Form Number: BSEE-0149--Assignment of Federal OCS Pipeline Right-
of-Way Grant, and Form BSEE-0135--Designation of Right-of-Way Operator.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Potential respondents comprise Federal 
OCS oil, gas, and sulfur lessees/operators and holders of pipeline 
rights-of-way.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: Not all of the 
potential respondents will submit information in any given year, and 
some may submit multiple times.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3,031.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 30 minutes to 
107 hours, depending on activity.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 36,546.
    Respondent's Obligation: Most responses are mandatory, while others 
are required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion and varies by section.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: This IC request 
includes seven non-hour cost burdens, all of which are the cost 
recovery fees required under 30 CFR 250, subpart J. The total of the 
non-hour cost burden (cost recovery fees) in this IC request is an 
estimated $1,508,968.
    The non-hour cost burdens required in 30 CFR 250, subpart J (and 
respective cost-recovery fee amount per transaction) are required 
under:

Sec.  250.1000(b)--New Pipeline Application (lease term)--$3,541
Sec.  250.1000(b)--Pipeline Application Modification (lease term)--
$2,056
Sec.  250.1000(b)--Pipeline Application Modification (ROW)--$4,169
Sec.  250.1008(e)--Pipeline Repair Notification--$388
Sec.  250.1015(a)--Pipeline ROW Grant Application--$2,771
Sec.  250.1015(a)--Pipeline Conversion from Lease Term to ROW--$236
Sec.  250.1018(b)--Pipeline ROW Assignment--$201

    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.
    The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq).

    Dated: September 27, 2017.
Lakeisha Harrison,
Chief, Regulations and Standards Branch.
[FR Doc. 2017-24817 Filed 11-15-17; 8:45 am]
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