Agency Information Collection Activities; 30 CFR 550, Subpart B, Plans and Information, 59645-59649 [2017-27051]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 240 / Friday, December 15, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Dated: December 5, 2017. Walter D. Cruickshank, Deputy Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might BOEM enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might BOEM [FR Doc. 2017–26972 Filed 12–14–17; 8:45 am] minimize the burden of this collection BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P on the respondents, including through the use of information technology? Comments that you submit in DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or Bureau of Ocean Energy Management summarize each comment in our request [Docket ID: BOEM–2018–0016; to OMB to approve this ICR. Before MMAA104000; OMB Control Number 1010– including your address, phone number, 0151] email address, or other personal identifying information in your Agency Information Collection comment, you should be aware that Activities; 30 CFR 550, Subpart B, your entire comment—including your Plans and Information personal identifying information—may AGENCY: Bureau of Ocean Energy be made publicly available at any time. Management, Interior. While you can ask us in your comment ACTION: Notice of information collection; to withhold your personal identifying request for comment. information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to SUMMARY: In accordance with the do so. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Abstract: This information collection Bureau of Ocean Energy Management request concerns the paperwork (BOEM) is proposing to renew an requirements in the regulations under information collection with revisions. 30 CFR part 550, subpart B, Plans and Information. DATES: Interested persons are invited to The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) submit comments on or before February Lands Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1331 13, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the et seq. and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), authorizes the Secretary of the Interior information collection request (ICR) by to prescribe rules and regulations to mail to the BOEM Information administer leasing of mineral resources Collection Clearance Officer, Anna on the OCS. Such rules and regulations Atkinson, Bureau of Ocean Energy apply to all operations conducted under Management, 45600 Woodland Road, VA DIR–BOEM, Sterling, Virginia 20166 a lease, or unit. The OCS Lands Act, at 43 U.S.C. 1340 and 1351, requires the (mail); or by email to anna.atkinson@ boem.gov. Please reference OMB Control holders of OCS oil and gas or sulphur Number 1010–0151 in the subject line of leases to submit exploration plans (EPs) and development and production plans your comment. (DPPs) to the Secretary for approval FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To prior to commencing these activities. request additional information about Also, as a Federal agency, we have an this ICR, contact Anna Atkinson by affirmative duty to comply with the email, or by telephone at 703–787–1025. National Environmental Policy Act and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Endangered Species Act (ESA). accordance with the Paperwork Compliance with the ESA includes a Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the substantive duty to carry out any agency general public and other Federal action in a manner that is not likely to agencies with an opportunity to jeopardize protected species, as well as comment on new, proposed, revised, a procedural duty to consult with the and continuing collections of United States Fish and Wildlife Service information. This helps us assess the (USFWS) and National Oceanic and impact of our information collection Atmospheric Administration Fisheries requirements and minimize the public’s (NOAA Fisheries) before engaging in a reporting burden. It also helps the discretionary action that may affect a public understand our information protected species. This authority and responsibility are collection requirements and provide the among those delegated to BOEM. The requested data in the desired format. regulations at 30 CFR part 550, subpart We are soliciting comments on the B, concern plans and information that proposed ICR that is described below. must be submitted to conduct activities We are especially interested in public on a lease or unit, and are the subject comment addressing the following of this collection. The collection also issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to covers the related Notices to Lessees the proper functions of BOEM; (2) will and Operators (NTLs) that BOEM issues this information be processed and used VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:42 Dec 14, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59645 to clarify or provide additional guidance on some aspects of our regulations. In 2016, BOEM published a final rule entitled ‘‘Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf—Requirements for Exploratory Drilling on the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf.’’ This rule finalized new regulations specific to activities conducted on the Arctic OCS that modify 30 CFR part 550, subpart B. The new regulations require operators to develop an Integrated Operations Plan (IOP) for each exploratory program on the Arctic OCS, as well as to submit additional planning information with the Exploration Plans. An additional 3,930 burden hours were approved as part of that rulemaking, and are included in the burden table for this control number. The Secretary’s Order 3350 (May 1, 2017), which further implements the President’s Executive Order entitled, ‘‘Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy’’ (82 FR 20815, May 3, 2017) directs BOEM to review the final rule. If the Secretary decides that the final determination is to suspend, revise, or rescind the rule, the related burden hours in this OMB control number will be adjusted accordingly. BOEM geologists, geophysicists, and environmental scientists and other Federal agencies (e.g., USFWS, NOAA Fisheries) analyze and evaluate the information and data collected under Subpart B to ensure that planned operations are safe; will not adversely affect the marine, coastal, or human environment; and will conserve the resources of the OCS. BOEM uses the information to make an informed decision on whether to approve the proposed exploration or development and production plan as submitted, or require plan modifications. The affected States also review the information collected to determine consistency with approved Coastal Zone Management plans. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: We expect the estimated annual reporting burden for this collection to be 436,438 hours. We are transferring 3,930 annual burden hours from OMB control number 1010– 0189, 30 CFR 550, Subpart B, Arctic OCS Activities, to this information collection request. These 3,930 annual burden hours are for Arctic exploration requirements which were approved by OMB in the final rule for Requirements for Exploratory Drilling on the Arctic OCS, 81 FR 46478 (July 15, 2016). Once this information collection request is approved by OMB, we will be discontinuing OMB control number 1010–0189. E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 59646 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 240 / Friday, December 15, 2017 / Notices Title of Collection: 30 CFR 550, Subpart B, Plans and Information. OMB Control Number: 1010–0151. Form Number: • BOEM–0137—OCS Plan Information Form • BOEM–0138—Exploration Plan (EP) Air Quality Screening Checklist • BOEM–0139—Development Operations Coordination Document (DOCD) Air Quality Screening Checklist • BOEM–0141—ROV Survey Report • BOEM–0142—Environmental Impact Analysis Worksheet collection that are cost recovery fees. They consist of fees being submitted with EPs ($3,673), DPPs or DOCDs ($4,238), and CIDs ($27,348). There is also one non-hour cost associated with the protected Species Observer Program. The cost associated with this program is due to observation activities that are usually subcontracted to other service companies with expertise in these areas. The following table details the individual components and respective hour burden estimates of this information collection request. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Potential respondents comprise Federal OCS oil, gas, or sulphur lessees and operators. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 4,266. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 436,438. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Frequency of Collection: On occasion, semi-monthly, and varies by section. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Cost: $3,939,435. We have identified three non-hour costs associated with this information BURDEN BREAKDOWN Citation 30 CFR 550 subpart B and NTLs Reporting & recordkeeping requirement Average Number of annual responses Hour burden Burden hours Non-hour Costs 200 thru 206 ...................... 201 thru 206; 211 thru 228: 241 thru 262. General requirements for plans and information; fees/refunds, etc. BOEM posts EPs/DPPs/DOCDs on FDMS, and receives public comments for preparation of EAs. Burden included with specific requirements below. Not considered IC as defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(4). 0 0 204 .................................... For new Arctic OCS exploration activities: submit IOP, including all required information. 2,880 1 ....................................... 2,880 Subtotal ...................... .................................................................................... ........................ 1 ....................................... 2,880 Ancillary Activities 208; NTL 2009–G34 * ....... Notify BOEM in writing and other users of the OCS before conducting ancillary activities. 11 61 notices ........................ 671 208; 210(a) ........................ Submit report summarizing & analyzing data/information obtained or derived from ancillary activities. 2 61 reports ........................ 122 208; 210(b) ........................ Retain ancillary activities data/information; upon request, submit to BOEM. 2 61 records ........................ 122 Subtotal ...................... .................................................................................... ........................ 183 ................................... 915 Contents of Exploration Plans (EP) 209; 231(b); 232(d); 234; 235; 281(3); 283; 284; 285; NTL 2015–N01. Submit new, amended, modified, revised, or supplemental EP, or resubmit disapproved EP, including required information; withdraw your EP. 150 345 changed plans .......... 51,750 209; 211 thru 228; NTL, 2015–N01. Submit EP and all required information (including, but not limited to, submissions required by BOEM Forms 0137, 0138, 0142; lease stipulations; reports, including shallow hazards surveys; H2S; G&G; archaeological surveys & reports (550.194)), in specified formats. Provide notifications. 600 163 plans ......................... 97,800 $3,673 × 163 EP surface locations = $598,699 non-hour cost. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 220 .................................... Alaska-specific requirements ..................................... 220 .................................... For new Arctic OCS exploration activities: submit required Arctic-specific information with EP. 350 1 ....................................... 350 220 .................................... For existing Arctic OCS exploration activities: submit Arctic-specific information, as required. 700 1 ....................................... 700 510 responses ................. 150,600 Subtotal ...................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:42 Dec 14, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Burden included with EP requirements (30 CFR 550.211–228). E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 0 59647 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 240 / Friday, December 15, 2017 / Notices BURDEN BREAKDOWN—Continued Citation 30 CFR 550 subpart B and NTLs Reporting & recordkeeping requirement Average Number of annual responses Hour burden Burden hours $598,699 Non-Hour Costs Review and Decision Process for the EP 235(b); 272(b); 281(d)(3)(ii) Appeal State’s objection ............................................ Burden exempt as defined in 5 CFR 1320.4(a)(2), (c). 0 Contents of Development and Production Plans (DPP) and Development Operations Coordination Documents (DOCD) 209; 266(b); 267(d); 272(a); 273; 281(3)(i); 283; 284; 285; NTL 2015–N01. Submit amended, modified, revised, updated or supplemental DPP or DOCD, including required information, or resubmit disapproved DPP or DOCD. 235 353 changed plans .......... 82,955 241 thru 262; 209; NTL 2015–N01. Submit DPP/DOCD and required/supporting information (including, but not limited to, submissions required by BOEM Forms 0137, 0139, 0142; lease stipulations; reports, including shallow hazards surveys; archaeological surveys & reports such as shallow hazards surveys (CFR 550.194)), in specified formats. Provide notifications. 700 268 plans ......................... 187,600 $4,238 × 268 DPP/DOCD wells = $1,135,784 Subtotal ...................... .................................................................................... ........................ 621 responses ................. 270,555 $1,135,784 Non-hour costs Review and Decision Process for the DPP or DOCD 267(a) ................................ Once BOEM deemed DPP/DOCD submitted; Governor of each affected State, local government official; etc., submit comments/recommendations. Not considered IC as defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(4). 0 267(b) ................................ General public comments/recommendations submitted to BOEM regarding DPPs or DOCDs. Not considered IC as defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(4). 0 269(b) ................................ For leases or units in vicinity of proposed development and production activities RD may require those lessees and operators to submit information on preliminary plans for their leases and units. 3 1 response ....................... 3 Subtotal ...................... .................................................................................... ........................ 1 responses ..................... 3 Post-Approval Requirements for the EP, DPP, and DOCD In an emergency, request departure from your approved EP, DPP, or DOCD. Burden included under 1010–0114. 0 281(a) ................................ Submit various BSEE applications for approval and submit permits. Burdens included under appropriate subpart or form (1014–0003; 1014–0011; 1014–0016; 1014–0018) 0 282 .................................... Retain monitoring data/information; upon request, make available to BOEM. 4 150 records ...................... 600 Prepare and submit monitoring plan for approval ..... 2 6 plans ............................. 12 282(b) ................................ Prepare and Submit monitoring reports and data (including BOEM Form 0141 used in GOMR). 3 12 reports ........................ 36 284(a) ................................ sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 280(b) ................................ Submit updated info on activities conducted under approved EP/DPP/DOCD. 4 56 updates ....................... 224 Subtotal ...................... .................................................................................... ........................ 224 responses ................. 872 375 14 documents .................. 5,250 Submit CIDs 296(a); 297 ........................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 Submit CID and required/supporting information; submit CID for supplemental. 23:42 Dec 14, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 59648 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 240 / Friday, December 15, 2017 / Notices BURDEN BREAKDOWN—Continued Citation 30 CFR 550 subpart B and NTLs Reporting & recordkeeping requirement Average Number of annual responses Hour burden Burden hours $27,348 × 14 = $382,872 DOCD or DPP 296(b); 297 ........................ Submit a revised CID for approval. ........................... 100 13 revisions ..................... 1,300 Subtotal ...................... .................................................................................... ........................ 27 responses ................... 6,550 $382,872 non-hour costs Seismic Survey Mitigation Measures and Protected Species Observer Program NTL * NTL 2016–G02; 211 thru 228; 241 thru 262. Submit to BOEM observer training requirement materials and information. 1.5 2 sets of material ............. 3 Training certification and recordkeeping ................... 1 1 new trainee ................... 1 During seismic acquisition operations, submit daily observer reports semi-monthly. 1.5 344 reports ...................... 516 If used, submit to BOEM information on any passive acoustic monitoring system prior to placing it in service. 2 6 submittals ..................... 12 During seismic acquisition operations, submit to BOEM marine mammal observation report(s) semi-monthly or within 14 hours if air gun operations were shut down. 1.5 1,976 reports ................... 2,964 During seismic acquisition operations, when air guns are being discharged, submit daily observer reports semi-monthly. 1.5 344 reports ...................... 516 Observation Duty (3 observers fulfilling an 8 hour shift each for 365 calendar days × 4 vessels = 35,040 man-hours). This requirement is contracted out; hence the non-hour cost burden. Subtotal ...................... 3 observers × 8 hrs × 365 days = 8,760 hours × 4 vessels observing = 35,040 man-hours × $52/hr = $1,822,080 non-hour costs .................................................................................... ........................ 2,673 responses .............. 4,012 $1,822,080 Non-Hour Costs Vessel Strike Avoidance and Injured/Protected Species Reporting NTL * NTL 2016–G01; 211 thru 228; 241 thru 262. Subtotal ...................... Notify BOEM within 24 hours of strike, when your vessel injures/kills a protected species (marine mammal/sea turtle). 1 1 notice ............................ 1 .................................................................................... ........................ 1 response ....................... 1 General Departure and Alternative Compliance 200 thru 299 ...................... General departure and alternative compliance requests not specifically covered elsewhere in Subpart B regulations. 2 25 requests ...................... 50 Subtotal ...................... .................................................................................... ........................ 25 responses ................... 50 Total Burden ....... .................................................................................... ........................ 4,266 Responses ............. 436,438 $3,939,435 Non-Hour Costs sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES * The identification number of NTLs may change when NTLs are reissued periodically to update information. 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. We will protect information considered proprietary under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:42 Dec 14, 2017 Jkt 244001 552) and Department of the Interior implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2), 30 CFR 550.197, ‘‘Data and information to be made available to the public or for limited inspection,’’ and 30 CFR part 552, ‘‘Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Information Program.’’ PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 240 / Friday, December 15, 2017 / Notices Dated: December 8, 2017. Deanna Meyer-Pietruszka, Chief, Office of Policy, Regulation and Analysis. [FR Doc. 2017–27051 Filed 12–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1007; Investigation No. 337–TA–1021 (Consolidated)] Certain Personal Transporters, Components Thereof, and Packaging and Manuals Therefor and Certain Personal Transporters and Components Thereof; Notice of a Commission Final Determination of Violation of Section 337; Issuance of Remedial Orders; Termination of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (‘‘the Commission’’) has determined that there is a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission has issued a limited exclusion order (‘‘LEO’’) directed to products of respondents Swagway LLC of South Bend, Indiana (‘‘Swagway’’) and Segaway of Studio City, California (‘‘Segaway’’); and a cease and desist order (‘‘CDO’’) directed to respondent Swagway. The investigation has been terminated. SUMMARY: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Liberman, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–3115. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https:// edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:42 Dec 14, 2017 Jkt 244001 contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted Inv. No. 337– TA–1007, Certain Personal Transporters, Components Thereof, and Packaging and Manuals Therefor under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (‘‘section 337’’), on June 24, 2016, based on a complaint filed by Segway, Inc. of Bedford, New Hampshire; DEKA Products Limited Partnership of Manchester, New Hampshire; and Ninebot (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd. of Tianjin, China (collectively, ‘‘Complainants’’). 81 FR 41342–43 (Jun. 24, 2016). The complaint alleges a violation of section 337 by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,302,230 (‘‘the ’230 patent’’); 6,651,763 (‘‘the ’763 patent’’); 7,023,330 (‘‘the ’330 patent’’); 7,275,607 (‘‘the ’607 patent’’); 7,479,872 (‘‘the ’872 patent’’); and 9,188,984 (‘‘the ’984 patent’’); and U.S. Trademark Registration Nos. 2,727,948 (‘‘the ’948 TM’’) and 2,769,942 (‘‘the ’942 TM’’). The named respondents for Investigation No. 337–TA–1007 are (‘‘Inventist’’), Inc. of Camas, Washington; PhunkeeDuck, Inc. of Floral Park, New York; Razor USA LLC of Cerritos, California; Swagway; Segaway; and Jetson Electric Bikes LLC of New York, New York. The Commission’s Office of Unfair Import Investigations (‘‘OUII’’) was also named as a party to this investigation. 81 FR 41342 (Jun. 24, 2016). On September 21, 2016, the Commission instituted Inv. No. 337– TA–1021, Certain Personal Transporters and Components Thereof, based on a complaint filed by the same Complainants. 81 FR 64936–37 (Sept. 21, 2016). The complaint alleges a violation of section 337 by reason of infringement of certain claims of the ’230 and ’607 patents. The named respondents for Investigation No. 337– TA–1021 are Powerboard LLC of Scottsdale, Arizona; Metem Teknoloji Sistemleri San of Istanbul, Turkey; Changzhou Airwheel Technology Co., Ltd. of Jiangsu, China; Airwheel of Amsterdam, Netherlands; Nanjing Fastwheel Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. of Nanjing, China; Shenzhen Chenduoxing Electronic, Technology Ltd., China, a.k.a. C-Star of Shenzhen, China; Hangzhou Chic Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. of Hangzhou, China; Hovershop of Placentia, California; Shenzhen Jomo Technology Co., Ltd., a.k.a. Koowheel of Shenzhen City, China; Guanghzou Kebye Electronic Technology Co., Ltd., a.k.a. PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59649 Gotway of Shenzhen, China; and Inventist. OUII was also named as a party to this investigation. 81 FR 64936 (Sept. 21, 2016). The Commission directed the presiding ALJ to consolidate Inv. Nos. 337–TA–1007 and 337–TA–1021. See id. at 64937. Subsequently, the Commission determined not to review an initial determination (‘‘ID’’) finding respondents PhunkeeDuck, Inc. and Segaway in default. Order No. 9 (Sept. 1, 2016) (not reviewed Oct. 3, 2016). The Commission further determined not to review an ID granting complainants’ corrected motion to amend the complaint and notice of investigation to assert the ’763, ’330, and ’872 patents against respondent Jetson Electric Bikes LLC, and to terminate the investigation with respect to all asserted claims of the ’984 patent as to all respondents. Order No. 17 (Nov. 14, 2016) (not reviewed Dec. 7, 2016). The Commission also determined not to review an ID terminating the investigation as to respondent Nanjing Fastwheel Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. based on a Consent Order Stipulation. Order No. 18 (Nov. 15, 2016) (not reviewed Dec. 7, 2016). The Commission likewise determined not to review an ID granting a motion to terminate the investigation as to the ’763 patent. Order No. 19 (Dec. 16, 2016) (not reviewed Jan. 10, 2017). The Commission further determined not to review an ID finding respondents Shenzhen Chenduoxing Electronic, Technology Ltd., China, a.k.a. C-Star; Shenzhen Jomo Technology Co., Ltd., a.k.a. Koowheel; Guanghzou Kebye Electronic Technology Co., Ltd., a.k.a. Gotway; Metem Teknoloji Sistemleri San; and Airwheel Netherlands in default. Order No. 22 (Jan. 9, 2017) (not reviewed Feb. 7, 2017). The Commission also determined not to review an ID terminating this investigation with respect to all asserted claims of the ’330 patent and the ’872 patent as to all respondents. See Order No. 24 (Jan. 10, 2017) (not reviewed Feb. 7, 2017). Furthermore, on January 17, 2017, Complainants and respondent Inventist filed a joint motion to terminate this investigation based on consent order stipulation and proposed consent order. On January 30, 2017, the ALJ issued an ID (Order No. 25) granting the joint motion. The Commission determined to review Order No. 25 because the proposed Consent Order contained express provisions that were mutually inconsistent, and multiple typographical and formatting errors. See Notice of Review dated February 22, 2017. The Commission requested corrections to be made in the proposed Consent Order. See id. at 2. The E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

[Docket ID: BOEM-2018-0016; MMAA104000; OMB Control Number 1010-0151]


Agency Information Collection Activities; 30 CFR 550, Subpart B, 
Plans and Information

AGENCY: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is proposing to renew an 
information collection with revisions.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
February 13, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection request 
(ICR) by mail to the BOEM Information Collection Clearance Officer, 
Anna Atkinson, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 45600 Woodland Road, 
VA DIR-BOEM, Sterling, Virginia 20166 (mail); or by email to 
[email protected]. Please reference OMB Control Number 1010-0151 
in the subject line of your comment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Anna Atkinson by email, or by telephone at 703-
787-1025.

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 BOEM; (2) will this information be processed and used in a 
timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might 
BOEM enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (5) how might BOEM 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: This information collection request concerns the 
paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR part 550, 
subpart B, Plans and Information.
    The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 
1331 et seq. and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), authorizes the Secretary of 
the Interior to prescribe rules and regulations to administer leasing 
of mineral resources on the OCS. Such rules and regulations apply to 
all operations conducted under a lease, or unit. The OCS Lands Act, at 
43 U.S.C. 1340 and 1351, requires the holders of OCS oil and gas or 
sulphur leases to submit exploration plans (EPs) and development and 
production plans (DPPs) to the Secretary for approval prior to 
commencing these activities. Also, as a Federal agency, we have an 
affirmative duty to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act 
and the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Compliance with the ESA includes 
a substantive duty to carry out any agency action in a manner that is 
not likely to jeopardize protected species, as well as a procedural 
duty to consult with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service 
(USFWS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries 
(NOAA Fisheries) before engaging in a discretionary action that may 
affect a protected species.
    This authority and responsibility are among those delegated to 
BOEM. The regulations at 30 CFR part 550, subpart B, concern plans and 
information that must be submitted to conduct activities on a lease or 
unit, and are the subject of this collection. The collection also 
covers the related Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTLs) that BOEM 
issues to clarify or provide additional guidance on some aspects of our 
regulations.
    In 2016, BOEM published a final rule entitled ``Oil and Gas and 
Sulfur Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf--Requirements for 
Exploratory Drilling on the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf.'' This rule 
finalized new regulations specific to activities conducted on the 
Arctic OCS that modify 30 CFR part 550, subpart B. The new regulations 
require operators to develop an Integrated Operations Plan (IOP) for 
each exploratory program on the Arctic OCS, as well as to submit 
additional planning information with the Exploration Plans. An 
additional 3,930 burden hours were approved as part of that rulemaking, 
and are included in the burden table for this control number. The 
Secretary's Order 3350 (May 1, 2017), which further implements the 
President's Executive Order entitled, ``Implementing an America-First 
Offshore Energy Strategy'' (82 FR 20815, May 3, 2017) directs BOEM to 
review the final rule. If the Secretary decides that the final 
determination is to suspend, revise, or rescind the rule, the related 
burden hours in this OMB control number will be adjusted accordingly.
    BOEM geologists, geophysicists, and environmental scientists and 
other Federal agencies (e.g., USFWS, NOAA Fisheries) analyze and 
evaluate the information and data collected under Subpart B to ensure 
that planned operations are safe; will not adversely affect the marine, 
coastal, or human environment; and will conserve the resources of the 
OCS. BOEM uses the information to make an informed decision on whether 
to approve the proposed exploration or development and production plan 
as submitted, or require plan modifications. The affected States also 
review the information collected to determine consistency with approved 
Coastal Zone Management plans.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: We expect the 
estimated annual reporting burden for this collection to be 436,438 
hours. We are transferring 3,930 annual burden hours from OMB control 
number 1010-0189, 30 CFR 550, Subpart B, Arctic OCS Activities, to this 
information collection request. These 3,930 annual burden hours are for 
Arctic exploration requirements which were approved by OMB in the final 
rule for Requirements for Exploratory Drilling on the Arctic OCS, 81 FR 
46478 (July 15, 2016). Once this information collection request is 
approved by OMB, we will be discontinuing OMB control number 1010-0189.

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    Title of Collection: 30 CFR 550, Subpart B, Plans and Information.
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0151.
    Form Number:

 BOEM-0137--OCS Plan Information Form
 BOEM-0138--Exploration Plan (EP) Air Quality Screening 
Checklist
 BOEM-0139--Development Operations Coordination Document (DOCD) 
Air Quality Screening Checklist
 BOEM-0141--ROV Survey Report
 BOEM-0142--Environmental Impact Analysis Worksheet

    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Potential respondents comprise Federal 
OCS oil, gas, or sulphur lessees and operators.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 4,266.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 436,438.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion, semi-monthly, and varies by 
section.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Cost: $3,939,435.
    We have identified three non-hour costs associated with this 
information collection that are cost recovery fees. They consist of 
fees being submitted with EPs ($3,673), DPPs or DOCDs ($4,238), and 
CIDs ($27,348).
    There is also one non-hour cost associated with the protected 
Species Observer Program. The cost associated with this program is due 
to observation activities that are usually subcontracted to other 
service companies with expertise in these areas.
    The following table details the individual components and 
respective hour burden estimates of this information collection 
request.

                                                Burden Breakdown
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                                          Reporting &
Citation 30 CFR 550 subpart B and        recordkeeping         Hour burden    Average Number of    Burden hours
               NTLs                       requirement                          annual responses
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                       Non-hour Costs
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200 thru 206.....................  General requirements for     Burden included with specific                  0
                                    plans and information;           requirements below.
                                    fees/refunds, etc.
201 thru 206; 211 thru 228: 241    BOEM posts EPs/DPPs/       Not considered IC as defined in 5                0
 thru 262.                          DOCDs on FDMS, and                CFR 1320.3(h)(4).
                                    receives public
                                    comments for
                                    preparation of EAs.
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204..............................  For new Arctic OCS                 2,880  1..................           2,880
                                    exploration activities:
                                    submit IOP, including
                                    all required
                                    information.
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    Subtotal.....................  ........................  ..............  1..................           2,880
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                                              Ancillary Activities
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208; NTL 2009-G34 *..............  Notify BOEM in writing                11  61 notices.........             671
                                    and other users of the
                                    OCS before conducting
                                    ancillary activities.
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208; 210(a)......................  Submit report                          2  61 reports.........             122
                                    summarizing & analyzing
                                    data/information
                                    obtained or derived
                                    from ancillary
                                    activities.
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208; 210(b)......................  Retain ancillary                       2  61 records.........             122
                                    activities data/
                                    information; upon
                                    request, submit to BOEM.
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    Subtotal.....................  ........................  ..............  183................             915
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                                       Contents of Exploration Plans (EP)
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209; 231(b); 232(d); 234; 235;     Submit new, amended,                 150  345 changed plans..          51,750
 281(3); 283; 284; 285; NTL 2015-   modified, revised, or
 N01.                               supplemental EP, or
                                    resubmit disapproved
                                    EP, including required
                                    information; withdraw
                                    your EP.
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209; 211 thru 228; NTL, 2015-N01.  Submit EP and all                    600  163 plans..........          97,800
                                    required information
                                    (including, but not
                                    limited to, submissions
                                    required by BOEM Forms
                                    0137, 0138, 0142; lease
                                    stipulations; reports,
                                    including shallow
                                    hazards surveys; H2S;
                                    G&G; archaeological
                                    surveys & reports
                                    (550.194)), in
                                    specified formats.
                                    Provide notifications.
                                                            ----------------------------------------------------
                                                              $3,673 x 163 EP surface locations = $598,699 non-
                                                                                  hour cost.
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220..............................  Alaska-specific                 Burden included with EP                     0
                                    requirements.             requirements (30 CFR 550.211-228).
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220..............................  For new Arctic OCS                   350  1..................             350
                                    exploration activities:
                                    submit required Arctic-
                                    specific information
                                    with EP.
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220..............................  For existing Arctic OCS              700  1..................             700
                                    exploration activities:
                                    submit Arctic-specific
                                    information, as
                                    required.
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    Subtotal.....................                                            510 responses......         150,600
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                                                                                   $598,699 Non-Hour Costs
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                                     Review and Decision Process for the EP
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235(b); 272(b); 281(d)(3)(ii)....  Appeal State's objection   Burden exempt as defined in 5 CFR                0
                                                                      1320.4(a)(2), (c).
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   Contents of Development and Production Plans (DPP) and Development Operations Coordination Documents (DOCD)
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209; 266(b); 267(d); 272(a); 273;  Submit amended,                      235  353 changed plans..          82,955
 281(3)(i); 283; 284; 285; NTL      modified, revised,
 2015-N01.                          updated or supplemental
                                    DPP or DOCD, including
                                    required information,
                                    or resubmit disapproved
                                    DPP or DOCD.
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241 thru 262; 209; NTL 2015-N01..  Submit DPP/DOCD and                  700  268 plans..........         187,600
                                    required/supporting
                                    information (including,
                                    but not limited to,
                                    submissions required by
                                    BOEM Forms 0137, 0139,
                                    0142; lease
                                    stipulations; reports,
                                    including shallow
                                    hazards surveys;
                                    archaeological surveys
                                    & reports such as
                                    shallow hazards surveys
                                    (CFR 550.194)), in
                                    specified formats.
                                    Provide notifications.
                                                            ----------------------------------------------------
                                                                   $4,238 x 268 DPP/DOCD wells = $1,135,784
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    Subtotal.....................  ........................  ..............  621 responses......         270,555
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                                                                                  $1,135,784 Non-hour costs
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                                 Review and Decision Process for the DPP or DOCD
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267(a)...........................  Once BOEM deemed DPP/      Not considered IC as defined in 5                0
                                    DOCD submitted;                   CFR 1320.3(h)(4).
                                    Governor of each
                                    affected State, local
                                    government official;
                                    etc., submit comments/
                                    recommendations.
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267(b)...........................  General public comments/   Not considered IC as defined in 5                0
                                    recommendations                   CFR 1320.3(h)(4).
                                    submitted to BOEM
                                    regarding DPPs or DOCDs.
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269(b)...........................  For leases or units in                 3  1 response.........               3
                                    vicinity of proposed
                                    development and
                                    production activities
                                    RD may require those
                                    lessees and operators
                                    to submit information
                                    on preliminary plans
                                    for their leases and
                                    units.
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    Subtotal.....................  ........................  ..............  1 responses........               3
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                              Post-Approval Requirements for the EP, DPP, and DOCD
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280(b)...........................  In an emergency, request    Burden included under 1010-0114.                0
                                    departure from your
                                    approved EP, DPP, or
                                    DOCD.
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281(a)...........................  Submit various BSEE        Burdens included under appropriate               0
                                    applications for          subpart or form (1014-0003; 1014-
                                    approval and submit          0011; 1014-0016; 1014-0018)
                                    permits.
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282..............................  Retain monitoring data/                4  150 records........             600
                                    information; upon
                                    request, make available
                                    to BOEM.
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                                   Prepare and submit                     2  6 plans............              12
                                    monitoring plan for
                                    approval.
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282(b)...........................  Prepare and Submit                     3  12 reports.........              36
                                    monitoring reports and
                                    data (including BOEM
                                    Form 0141 used in GOMR).
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284(a)...........................  Submit updated info on                 4  56 updates.........             224
                                    activities conducted
                                    under approved EP/DPP/
                                    DOCD.
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    Subtotal.....................  ........................  ..............  224 responses......             872
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                                                   Submit CIDs
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296(a); 297......................  Submit CID and required/             375  14 documents.......           5,250
                                    supporting information;
                                    submit CID for
                                    supplemental.
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                                   DOCD or DPP                             $27,348 x 14 = $382,872
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296(b); 297......................  Submit a revised CID for             100  13 revisions.......           1,300
                                    approval..
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    Subtotal.....................  ........................  ..............  27 responses.......           6,550
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                                                                                   $382,872 non-hour costs
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                Seismic Survey Mitigation Measures and Protected Species Observer Program NTL \*\
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NTL 2016-G02; 211 thru 228; 241    Submit to BOEM observer              1.5  2 sets of material.               3
 thru 262.                          training requirement
                                    materials and
                                    information.
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                                   Training certification                 1  1 new trainee......               1
                                    and recordkeeping.
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                                   During seismic                       1.5  344 reports........             516
                                    acquisition operations,
                                    submit daily observer
                                    reports semi-monthly.
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                                   If used, submit to BOEM                2  6 submittals.......              12
                                    information on any
                                    passive acoustic
                                    monitoring system prior
                                    to placing it in
                                    service.
                                  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   During seismic                       1.5  1,976 reports......           2,964
                                    acquisition operations,
                                    submit to BOEM marine
                                    mammal observation
                                    report(s) semi-monthly
                                    or within 14 hours if
                                    air gun operations were
                                    shut down.
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                                   During seismic                       1.5  344 reports........             516
                                    acquisition operations,
                                    when air guns are being
                                    discharged, submit
                                    daily observer reports
                                    semi-monthly.
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                                   Observation Duty (3         3 observers x 8 hrs x 365 days = 8,760 hours x 4
                                    observers fulfilling an    vessels observing = 35,040 man-hours x $52/hr =
                                    8 hour shift each for                 $1,822,080 non-hour costs
                                    365 calendar days x 4
                                    vessels = 35,040 man-
                                    hours). This
                                    requirement is
                                    contracted out; hence
                                    the non-hour cost
                                    burden.
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    Subtotal.....................  ........................  ..............  2,673 responses....           4,012
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                                                                                  $1,822,080 Non-Hour Costs
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                     Vessel Strike Avoidance and Injured/Protected Species Reporting NTL \*\
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NTL 2016-G01; 211 thru 228; 241    Notify BOEM within 24                  1  1 notice...........               1
 thru 262.                          hours of strike, when
                                    your vessel injures/
                                    kills a protected
                                    species (marine mammal/
                                    sea turtle).
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    Subtotal.....................  ........................  ..............  1 response.........               1
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                                  General Departure and Alternative Compliance
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200 thru 299.....................  General departure and                  2  25 requests........              50
                                    alternative compliance
                                    requests not
                                    specifically covered
                                    elsewhere in Subpart B
                                    regulations.
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    Subtotal.....................  ........................  ..............  25 responses.......              50
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        Total Burden.............  ........................  ..............  4,266 Responses....         436,438
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                                                                                  $3,939,435 Non-Hour Costs
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* The identification number of NTLs may change when NTLs are reissued periodically to update information.

    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.
    We will protect information considered proprietary under the 
Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and Department of the 
Interior implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2), 30 CFR 550.197, 
``Data and information to be made available to the public or for 
limited inspection,'' and 30 CFR part 552, ``Outer Continental Shelf 
(OCS) Oil and Gas Information Program.''
    The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).


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    Dated: December 8, 2017.
 Deanna Meyer-Pietruszka,
Chief, Office of Policy, Regulation and Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2017-27051 Filed 12-14-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-MR-P