Agency Information Collection Activities; Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing and Drainage Protection, 17840-17841 [2018-08533]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 17840 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 79 / Tuesday, April 24, 2018 / Notices period ended March 27, 2018. The BLM received no comments. We are again 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 the BLM; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the BLM enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the BLM 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. 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 collection of information enables the BLM to process assignments of record title interest and transfers of operating rights in a lease for oil and gas or geothermal resources. Each assignment or transfer is a contract between private parties but, by law, must be approved by the Secretary. The BLM uses information about assignments and transfers to prevent unlawful extraction of mineral resources, to ensure prompt payment of rentals and royalties for the rights obtained under a Federal lease, and to ensure that leases are not encumbered with agreements that cause the minerals to be uneconomical to produce, resulting in lost revenues to the Federal Government. The information also enables the BLM to ensure the assignee or transferee is in compliance with the bonding requirements, when necessary, before approval of the transfer or assignment. Title of Collection: Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources: Transfers and Assignments. OMB Control Number: 1004–0034. Form Numbers: 3000–3 and 3000–3a. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Assignors and assignees of record title interest in a lease for oil and gas or geothermal resources; and transferors and transferees of operating rights VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Apr 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 (sublease) in a lease for oil and gas or geothermal resources. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 17,626. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 17,626. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 30 minutes. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 8,813. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $1,674,470. 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). Jean Sonneman, Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–08534 Filed 4–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWO31000.L13100000.PB0000.18X; OMB Control Number 1004–0185] Agency Information Collection Activities; Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing and Drainage Protection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 25, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street NW, Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20240, Attention: Jean Sonneman; or by email to jesonnem@ blm.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1004–0185 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Jennifer Spencer by email at j35spenc@blm.gov, or by telephone at 202–912–7146. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 the BLM; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the BLM enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the BLM 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 BLM collects information under control number 1004–0185 in order to monitor and enforce compliance with drainage protection and other requirements pertaining to Federal and Indian oil and gas leasing and operations (except on the Osage Reservation). Collecting the information is necessary for compliance with several statutes, including the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.) and the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act (30 U.S.C. 1701–1758). Title of Collection: Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing and Drainage Protection. OMB Control Number: 1004–0185. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Onshore Federal and Indian oil and gas lessees (except on the Osage SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1 17841 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 79 / Tuesday, April 24, 2018 / Notices Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 42,935. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion, except for the activity titled ‘‘Option statement,’’ which is required twice a year. Reservation), operators, and operating rights owners. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 19,711. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 19,711. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 1 to 24 hours, depending on activity. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $2,976,683.55. The following table details the individual components and respective hour burdens of this information collection request: Type of response Number of responses Hours per response Total hours (Column B × Column C) A. B. C. D. Notice of option holdings, 43 CFR 3100.3–1(b) .......................................................................... Option statement, 43 CFR 3100.3–3 .......................................................................................... Proof of acreage reduction, 43 CFR 3101.2–4(a) ....................................................................... Excess acreage petition, 43 CFR 3101.2–4(a) ........................................................................... Ad hoc acreage statement, 43 CFR 3101.2–6 ........................................................................... Joinder evidence statement, 43 CFR 3101.3–1 .......................................................................... Waiver, suspension, or reduction of rental or royalty, 43 CFR 3103.4–1 .................................. Communitization or drilling agreements, 43 CFR 3105.2 ........................................................... Operating, drilling, or development contracts, 43 CFR 3105.3 ................................................... Application to combine interests for joint refining or transportation of oil, 43 CFR 3105.4 ........ Subsurface storage application, 43 CFR 3105.5 ........................................................................ Consolidation of leases, 43 CFR 3105.6 .................................................................................... Heirs and devisees, 43 CFR 3106.8–1 ....................................................................................... Change of name, 43 CFR 3106.8–2 ........................................................................................... Corporate merger notice, 43 CFR 3106.8–3 ............................................................................... Lease renewal application, 43 CFR 3107.8 ................................................................................ Relinquishment, 43 CFR 3108.1 ................................................................................................. Class I reinstatement petition, 43 CFR 3108.2–2 ....................................................................... Class II reinstatement petition, 43 CFR 3108.2–3 ...................................................................... Class III reinstatement petition, 43 CFR 3108.2–4 ..................................................................... Application for lease under right-of-way, 43 CFR 3109.1 ........................................................... Lands available for competitive leasing, 43 CFR 3120.1–1(e) ................................................... Protests and appeals, 43 CFR 3120.1–3 .................................................................................... Preliminary drainage protection report, 43 CFR 3162.2–9 ......................................................... Detailed drainage protection report, 43 CFR 3162.2–9 .............................................................. Additional drainage protection report, 43 CFR 3162.2–9 ........................................................... 1 1 1 1 1 50 453 178 1 1 1 12 86 10,668 4,184 1 176 11 66 1 38 1,380 1,289 1,000 100 10 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 1 8 8 8 2 24 20 1 1 1 1 1 50 906 356 1 1 1 12 86 10,668 4,184 1 176 33 198 1 304 11,040 10,312 2,000 2,400 200 Totals .................................................................................................................................... 19,711 ........................ 42,935 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). Jean Sonneman, Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–08533 Filed 4–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–CR–25249; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000 (188); OMB Control Number 1024–0018] Agency Information Collection Activities; Nomination of Properties for Listing in the National Register of Historic Places National Park Service, Interior. Notice of Information Collection; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Park Service is proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 25, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the Information Collection Request (ICR) by mail to Tim Goddard, Information daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Apr 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS–242, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); or by email to tim_goddard@ nps.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1024–0018 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Lisa Deline, Architectural Historian, National Register of Historic Places, by email at Lisa_Deline@nps.gov, or by telephone at 202–354–2239. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the National Park Service (NPS), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on 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 E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 79 (Tuesday, April 24, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17840-17841]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08533]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLWO31000.L13100000.PB0000.18X; OMB Control Number 1004-0185]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Onshore Oil and Gas 
Leasing and Drainage Protection

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, 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 Land Management (BLM), are proposing to renew an 
information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
June 25, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) by mail to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land 
Management, 1849 C Street NW, Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20240, 
Attention: Jean Sonneman; or by email to [email protected]. Please 
reference OMB Control Number 1004-0185 in the subject line of your 
comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Jennifer Spencer by email at [email protected], 
or by telephone at 202-912-7146.

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 the BLM; (2) will this information be processed and used 
in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how 
might the BLM enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (5) how might the BLM 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 BLM collects information under control number 1004-
0185 in order to monitor and enforce compliance with drainage 
protection and other requirements pertaining to Federal and Indian oil 
and gas leasing and operations (except on the Osage Reservation). 
Collecting the information is necessary for compliance with several 
statutes, including the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.) and 
the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act (30 U.S.C. 1701-1758).
    Title of Collection: Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing and Drainage 
Protection.
    OMB Control Number: 1004-0185.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Onshore Federal and Indian oil and gas 
lessees (except on the Osage

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Reservation), operators, and operating rights owners.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 19,711.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 19,711.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 1 to 24 hours, 
depending on activity.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 42,935.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion, except for the activity 
titled ``Option statement,'' which is required twice a year.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $2,976,683.55.
    The following table details the individual components and 
respective hour burdens of this information collection request:

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                                                                                                    Total hours
                        Type of response                             Number of       Hours per      (Column B x
                                                                     responses       response        Column C)
A.                                                                            B.              C.              D.
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Notice of option holdings, 43 CFR 3100.3-1(b)...................               1               1               1
Option statement, 43 CFR 3100.3-3...............................               1               1               1
Proof of acreage reduction, 43 CFR 3101.2-4(a)..................               1               1               1
Excess acreage petition, 43 CFR 3101.2-4(a).....................               1               1               1
Ad hoc acreage statement, 43 CFR 3101.2-6.......................               1               1               1
Joinder evidence statement, 43 CFR 3101.3-1.....................              50               1              50
Waiver, suspension, or reduction of rental or royalty, 43 CFR                453               2             906
 3103.4-1.......................................................
Communitization or drilling agreements, 43 CFR 3105.2...........             178               2             356
Operating, drilling, or development contracts, 43 CFR 3105.3....               1               1               1
Application to combine interests for joint refining or                         1               1               1
 transportation of oil, 43 CFR 3105.4...........................
Subsurface storage application, 43 CFR 3105.5...................               1               1               1
Consolidation of leases, 43 CFR 3105.6..........................              12               1              12
Heirs and devisees, 43 CFR 3106.8-1.............................              86               1              86
Change of name, 43 CFR 3106.8-2.................................          10,668               1          10,668
Corporate merger notice, 43 CFR 3106.8-3........................           4,184               1           4,184
Lease renewal application, 43 CFR 3107.8........................               1               1               1
Relinquishment, 43 CFR 3108.1...................................             176               1             176
Class I reinstatement petition, 43 CFR 3108.2-2.................              11               3              33
Class II reinstatement petition, 43 CFR 3108.2-3................              66               3             198
Class III reinstatement petition, 43 CFR 3108.2-4...............               1               1               1
Application for lease under right-of-way, 43 CFR 3109.1.........              38               8             304
Lands available for competitive leasing, 43 CFR 3120.1-1(e).....           1,380               8          11,040
Protests and appeals, 43 CFR 3120.1-3...........................           1,289               8          10,312
Preliminary drainage protection report, 43 CFR 3162.2-9.........           1,000               2           2,000
Detailed drainage protection report, 43 CFR 3162.2-9............             100              24           2,400
Additional drainage protection report, 43 CFR 3162.2-9..........              10              20             200
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    Totals......................................................          19,711  ..............          42,935
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    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).

Jean Sonneman,
Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-08533 Filed 4-23-18; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-84-P