Minerals Management Service – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Record of Decision for the Cape Wind Energy Project; Secretary of the Interior's Response to Comments From the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation on the Cape Wind Energy Project
Document Number: 2010-14528
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service (mms), Minerals Management Service
In accordance with the regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the MMS is announcing the availability of the ROD for the Cape Wind Energy Project (the Project). The ROD for the Project records the decisions that the MMS reached to select the Preferred Alternative at Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound described in its Final Environmental Impact Statement (January 2009). After careful consideration of all the concerns expressed during the lengthy review and consultation process and thorough analyses of the many factors involved, the Secretary approved the ROD finding that the public benefits weigh in favor of approving the Cape Wind Project at the Horseshoe Shoal location. The MMS will offer a commercial lease to Cape Wind Associates, LLC (CWA) in response to CWA's application. The CWA's rights to construct and operate the Project pursuant to the lease are subject to construction and operation approvals from the MMS. The Secretary of the Interior (the Secretary) and the Director of the MMS co-signed the ROD for the Project on April 28, 2010.
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-NEW, Study of Sharing To Assess Community Resilience, New Collection; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-14122
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) for approval of the paperwork requirements in the study being conducted in Alaska, Study of Sharing to Assess Community Resilience. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Debt Collection and Administrative Offset for Monies Due the Federal Government
Document Number: 2010-13646
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The MMS is proposing to promulgate regulations establishing
Notice Terminating the Exclusion of Indian Tribal Leases in the Uintah and Ouray Reservation From Valuation Under 30 CFR 206.172
Document Number: 2010-13018
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
For gas produced from Indian tribal leases on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation (Reservation) in Utah, the Minerals Management Service (MMS) is terminating the exclusion from valuation under the regulations at 30 CFR 206.172, based on a request by the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0051, Oil and Gas Production Measurement, Extension of a Collection; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-11921
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, subpart L, ``Oil and Gas Production Measurement,'' and related documents. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Mid-Atlantic Proposed Oil and Gas Lease Sale 220
Document Number: 2010-10981
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
This Notice serves to cancel scoping meetings and to postpone the comment period on scoping for Sale 220 until further notice. Three public scoping meetings that had been scheduled on May 12, 25, and 27, in the Federal Register (Vol. 75, No. 82, page 22623) to solicit information to assist MMS in preparing an EIS to evaluate potential environmental effects of proposed Lease Sale 220 are hereby cancelled. Also, the public scoping meeting scheduled for May 12, 2010, in Norfolk, Virginia, to solicit public input on both Sale 220 and the Geological & Geophysical Programmatic EIS on the Mid- and South Atlantic OCS (G&G PEIS) is hereby cancelled. This Notice does not affect the public scoping period for the G&G PEIS. The scoping period for that PEIS ends on May 17, 2010 (see 75 FR 16830).
Notice on Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Lease Sales
Document Number: 2010-10692
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
Pursuant to the authority vested in the Director of the Minerals Management Service by the joint bidding provisions of 30 CFR 256.41, each entity within one of the following groups shall be restricted from bidding with any entity in any other of the following groups at Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas lease sales to be held during the bidding period May 1, 2010, through October 31, 2010. The List of Restricted Joint Bidders published in the Federal Register on November 23, 2009, covered the period November 1, 2009, through April 30, 2010.
Environmental Assessment Prepared for Proposed Cape Wind Energy Project in Nantucket Sound, Offshore Massachusetts
Document Number: 2010-10486
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The MMS, in accordance with regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), announces the availability of an EA and FONNSI for the Cape Wind Energy Project proposed for Nantucket Sound, offshore Massachusetts. On January 16, 2009, the MMS announced the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Cape Wind Energy Project. The FEIS assessed the physical, biological, and social/human impacts of the proposed project and 13 alternatives, including a no-action alternative (i.e., the project is not built), and proposed mitigation.
Annular Casing Pressure Management for Offshore Wells
Document Number: 2010-10291
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Mid-Atlantic Proposed Oil and Gas Lease Sale 220 and Geological and Geophysical Exploration (G&G) on the Mid- and South Atlantic OCS
Document Number: 2010-10017
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
This Notice serves to announce two actions, including: (1) The reopening of the public scoping period for proposed Lease Sale 220 in the Mid-Atlantic Planning Area for an additional 45 days and providing notice of the public scoping meeting dates and locations for this proposed sale; and (2) announcing an additional and separate scoping meeting on May 12, 2010, in Norfolk, Virginia which will solicit public input on both the proposed Lease Sale 220 and the G&G PEIS on the Mid- and South Atlantic OCS. This Notice does not extend the public scoping period for the G&G PEIS on the Mid- and South Atlantic OCS. The scoping period for that PEIS ends on May 17, 2010 (see 75 FR 16830).
Update of Revised and Reaffirmed Documents Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: 2010-9612
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
This final rule incorporates 21 revised editions and 17 reaffirmed editions of documents previously incorporated by reference in regulations governing oil and gas and sulphur operations in the Outer Continental Shelf. Additionally, this final rule will rectify an incorrect reference to American Petroleum Institute (API) 510. The revised and reaffirmed editions of these documents will ensure that lessees use the best and safest technologies available while operating in the Outer Continental Shelf.
Major Portion Prices and Due Date for Additional Royalty Payments on Indian Gas Production in Designated Areas Not Associated With an Index Zone
Document Number: 2010-9757
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
Final regulations for valuing gas produced from Indian leases, published August 10, 1999, require MMS to determine major portion prices and notify industry by publishing the prices in the Federal Register. The regulations also require MMS to publish a due date for industry to pay additional royalties based on the major portion prices. This notice provides major portion prices for the 12 months of calendar year 2008.
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0106, Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for Offshore Facilities, Extension of a Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-9622
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under ``30 CFR Part 253, Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for Offshore Facilities.''
Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore Delaware-Request for Interest (RFI)
Document Number: 2010-9610
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) invites submissions describing interest in obtaining one or more commercial leases for the construction of a wind energy project(s) on the OCS offshore Delaware. The MMS will use responses to this RFI to enable MMS to gauge specific interest in commercial development of OCS wind resources in the area described, as required by 43 U.S.C. 1337(p)(3). Parties wishing to obtain a commercial lease for a wind energy project should submit detailed and specific information as described below in the section entitled, ``Required Indication of Interest Information.'' Also, with this announcement the MMS invites all interested and affected parties to comment and provide informationincluding information on environmental issues and concernsthat will be useful in the consideration of the area of interest for commercial wind energy leases.
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Policy Committee; Notice and Agenda for Meeting
Document Number: 2010-9104
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The OCS Policy Committee will meet at the Department of the Interior in Washington, DC.
Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf-Oil and Gas Production Requirements
Document Number: 2010-8798
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The MMS is amending the regulations regarding oil and natural gas production requirements. This is a complete rewrite of these
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-8198
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. We consolidated this information collection request (ICR) and ICR 1010-0090, Stripper Royalty Rate Reduction Notification, in order to allow program-wide review of Federal oil and gas valuation. The new title of this ICR is ``30 CFR parts 202, 204, 206, and 210, Federal Oil and Gas Valuation.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-8196
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The title of this information collection request (ICR) is ``30 CFR Parts 202, 206, 210, 212, 217, and 218, Solid Minerals and Geothermal Collections.''
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0067, Oil and Gas Well-Completion Operations, Extension of a Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-8195
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, Subpart E, ``Oil and Gas Well-Completion Operations.''
Preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for Proposed Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 216 in the Central Gulf of Mexico Planning Area (2011)
Document Number: 2010-7719
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The purpose of the NOP is to gather new information on environmental impacts of oil and gas leasing, exploration, and development that might result from an Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas lease sale tentatively scheduled for March 2011.
Gulf of Mexico, Outer Continental Shelf, Western Planning Area, Oil and Gas Lease Sale 215 (2010) Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2010-7715
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) is issuing this notice to advise the public, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., that MMS has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for proposed Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas Lease Sale 215 in the Western Planning Area (WPA) (Lease Sale 215) scheduled for August 2010. The preparation of this EA is an important step in the decision process for Lease Sale 215. The proposal for Lease Sale 215 was identified by the Notice of Preparation published in the Federal Register on September 9, 2009, and was analyzed in the Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sales: 2007-2012; Western Planning Area Sales 204, 207, 210, 215, and 218; Central Planning Area Sales 205, 206, 208, 213, 216, and 222 Final Environmental Impact Statement; Volumes I and II (Multisale EIS, OCS EIS/EA MMS 2007-018) and in the Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sales: 2009-2012; Central Planning Area Sales 208, 213, 216, and 222; Western Planning Area Sales 210, 215, and 218Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Supplemental EIS, OCS EIS/EA MMS 2008- 041).
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale (NOS) for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 215 in the Western Planning Area (WPA) in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM)
Document Number: 2010-7713
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The MMS announces the availability of the proposed NOS for proposed Sale 215 in the WPA. This Notice is published pursuant to 30 CFR 256.29(c) as a matter of information to the public. With regard to oil and gas leasing on the OCS, the Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to section 19 of the OCS Lands Act, provides the affected states the opportunity to review the proposed Notice. The proposed Notice sets forth the proposed terms and conditions of the sale, including minimum bids, royalty rates, and rentals.
Geological and Geophysical Exploration (G&G) on the Mid- and South Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)
Document Number: 2010-7581
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
Pursuant to the regulations implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. (1988)) (NEPA), MMS will reopen the comment period for a period of 45 days from the date of this Federal Register notice. Public scoping meetings will be held during this 45-day period to solicit information that will be used to prepare a PEIS to evaluate potential environmental effects of multiple G&G activities on the Atlantic OCS. These activities are associated with Atlantic OCS siting for renewable energy projects, oil and gas exploration, and marine minerals extraction; these activities could take place over a period of several years. The purpose of the scoping meetings will be to receive comments on the scope of the PEIS, identify significant resources and issues to be analyzed in the PEIS, and identify possible alternatives to the proposed action.
Notice of Intent To Prepare and Scope an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2012-2017
Document Number: 2010-7580
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Minerals Management Service (MMS) is providing notice of its intent to prepare an EIS with respect to the OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2012-2017 and requests comments for the purposes of determining the scope of the EIS we plan to prepare.
Preliminary Revised 5-Year Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2007-2012
Document Number: 2010-7579
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) requests comments on the Preliminary Revised 5-Year OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2007- 2012. This is the Preliminary Revised Program (PRP), required by the order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Dept. of Interior, DC Cir. No. 07-1247, 07-1344, for lease sales covering the 2007-2012 time frame.
Environmental Documents Prepared for Proposed Oil, Gas, and Mineral Operations by the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region
Document Number: 2010-7335
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
In accordance with Federal Regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Minerals Management Service (MMS) announces the availability of NEPA-related Site-Specific Environmental Assessments (SEA) and Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI), prepared by MMS for the following oil-, gas-, and mineral- related activities proposed on the Gulf of Mexico.
Termination of Royalty-in-Kind (RIK) Eligible Refiner Program
Document Number: 2010-7032
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
On behalf of the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), the Minerals Management Service (MMS) has conducted a determination of need for the RIK Eligible Refiner Program under 30 CFR 208.4 and has concluded that a need for the program no longer exists.
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0086, Sulphur Operations, Extension of a Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-6989
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, Subpart P, ``Sulphur Operations.''
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0142, Decommissioning Activities, Extension of a Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-6110
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, Subpart Q, ``Decommissioning Activities.''
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0043, Oil and Gas Well-Workover Operations, Renewal of a Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-6109
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, Subpart F, ``Oil and Gas Well-Workover Operations.''
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0114, Subpart A-General, Revision of a Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-6106
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, subpart A, ``General.''
Environmental Assessment Prepared for Proposed Cape Wind Energy Project in Nantucket Sound, MA
Document Number: 2010-4926
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The Minerals Management Service (MMS), in accordance with Federal regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), announces the availability for public review and comment of an EA and Draft FONNSI prepared by MMS for the Cape Wind Energy Project proposed for Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts. On January 16, 2009, the MMS announced the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Cape Wind Energy Project. The FEIS assessed the physical, biological, and social/human impacts of the proposed project and 13 alternatives, including a no-action alternative (i.e., the project is not built), and proposed mitigation.
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0006, Leasing of Sulphur or Oil and Gas in the Outer Continental Shelf and Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing, Extension of a Collection; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-4695
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 256, ``Leasing of Sulphur or Oil and Gas in the Outer Continental Shelf,'' and 30 CFR 260, ``Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing,'' and related documents. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Environmental Documents Prepared for Proposed Mineral Exploration on the Alaska Outer Continental Shelf
Document Number: 2010-3291
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The Minerals Management Service (MMS), in accordance with Federal regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), announces the availability of two Environmental Assessments (EAs) and associated Findings of No Significant Impacts (FONSIs) prepared by MMS for oil and gas exploration activities proposed on the Alaska Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Central Planning Area (CPA) Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 213
Document Number: 2010-3002
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
On Wednesday, March 17, 2010, the Minerals Management Service (MMS) will open and publicly announce bids received for blocks offered in CPA Oil and Gas Lease Sale 213, pursuant to the OCS Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1331-1356, as amended) and the regulations issued thereunder (30 CFR part 256). The Final NOS 213 Package contains information essential to bidders, and bidders are responsible for knowing the information within the documents contained in the Package.
Notice of Availability of the Revised Minerals Management Service Documentation of Section 106 Finding of Adverse Effect (Revised Finding) for the Proposed Cape Wind Energy Project Located on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in Nantucket Sound, and the Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: 2010-1279
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service (mms), Minerals Management Service
The MMS has prepared a revised version of its Section 106 Finding of Adverse Effect document related to the proposed Cape Wind Energy Project pursuant to implementing regulations for Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (36 CFR Part 800). The original Finding of Adverse Effect for this project was dated January 29, 2009. The Finding of Adverse Effect is being revised in response to new information that five additional properties within the Area of Adverse Effect for the project have now been found to be eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
Environmental Documents Prepared in Support of Sand and Gravel Activities on the Outer Continental Shelf
Document Number: 2010-1278
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and the Department of the Interior regulations on NEPA (43 CFR part 46), the Minerals Management Service (MMS) announces the availability of Environmental Assessments (EA) and Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI) prepared and/or adopted by the MMS for three sand and gravel activities proposed on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and described in more detail below.
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0176, Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf, Extension of a Collection; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-356
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 285, ``Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf,'' and related forms. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-NEW Study of Sharing To Assess Community Resilience; Notice of a New Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-354
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a new collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) pertains to conducting a survey, Study of Sharing to Assess Community Resilience.
States' Decisions on Participating in Accounting and Auditing Relief for Federal Oil and Gas Marginal Properties
Document Number: 2010-321
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) published final regulations on September 13, 2004 (69 FR 55076), codified at sections 204.200 through 204.215 of title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), to provide two types of accounting and auditing relief for Federal onshore or Outer Continental Shelf lease production from marginal properties. These regulations require MMS to publish in the Federal Register the decisions of the States concerned to allow or not allow one or both forms of relief allowed by the regulations. As required by the regulations, MMS provided States receiving a portion of the Federal royalties with a list of qualifying marginal Federal oil and gas properties located in the States so that each affected State could decide whether to participate in one or both relief options. For calendar year 2010, this notice provides the decisions by the States concerned to allow one or both types of relief.
Requirements for Subsurface Safety Valve Equipment
Document Number: 2010-124
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The MMS is incorporating by reference the Eleventh Edition of the American Petroleum Institute's Specification for Subsurface Safety Valve Equipment (API Spec 14A) into its regulations. The MMS is incorporating the Eleventh Edition of API Spec 14A because it updated the design validation and functional testing requirements, incorporated new design changes, and corrected ambiguous areas open to misinterpretation. These changes will ensure that lessees and operators use the best available and safest technologies while operating in the Outer Continental Shelf. The rule will also require that lessees and operators provide supporting design verification information for subsurface safety valves intended for use in high pressure high temperature environments.
Outer Continental Shelf Civil Penalties
Document Number: 2010-119
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act requires the MMS to review the maximum daily civil penalty assessment for violations of regulations governing oil and gas operations in the Outer Continental Shelf at least once every 3 years. This review ensures that the maximum penalty assessment reflects any increases in the Consumer Price Index as prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. After conducting the required review in August 2009, the MMS determined that no adjustment is necessary at this time.
Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing
Document Number: E9-30016
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0091, Facilities Located Seaward of the Coast Line; Extension of a Collection, Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-28178
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 254, Oil-Spill Response Requirements for Facilities Located Seaward of the Coast Line. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Notice on Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Lease Sales
Document Number: E9-28088
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
Pursuant to the authority vested in the Director of the Minerals Management Service by the joint bidding provisions of 30 CFR 256.41, each entity within one of the following groups shall be restricted from bidding with any entity in any other of the following groups at Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas lease sales to be held during the bidding period November 1, 2009 through April 30, 2010. The List of Restricted Joint Bidders published in the Federal Register on April 20, 2009, covered the period May 1, 2009 through October 31, 2009.
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale (NOS) for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 213 in the Central Planning Area (CPA) in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM)
Document Number: E9-27489
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The MMS announces the availability of the proposed NOS for proposed Sale 213 in the CPA. This Notice is published pursuant to 30 CFR 256.29(c) as a matter of information to the public. With regard to oil and gas leasing on the OCS, the Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to section 19 of the OCS Lands Act, provides the affected states the opportunity to review the proposed Notice. The proposed Notice sets forth the proposed terms and conditions of the sale, including minimum bids, royalty rates, and rentals.
Gulf of Mexico, Outer Continental Shelf, Central Planning Area, Oil and Gas Lease Sale 213 (2010) Environmental Assessment
Document Number: E9-27488
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) is issuing this notice to advise the public, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., that MMS has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for proposed Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas Lease Sale 213 in the Central Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Planning Area (Lease Sale 213) scheduled for March 2010. The preparation of this EA is an important step in the decision process for Lease Sale 213. The proposal for Lease Sale 213 was identified by the Call for Information and Nominations published in the Federal Register on October 9, 2008, and was analyzed in the Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sales: 2007-2012; Western Planning Area Sales 204, 207, 210, 215, and 218; Central Planning Area Sales 205, 206, 208, 213, 216, and 222Final Environmental Impact Statement; Volumes I and II (Multisale EIS, OCS EIS/EA MMS 2007-018), and in the Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sales: 2009-2012; Central Planning Area Sales 208, 213, 216, and 222; Western Planning Area Sales 210, 215, and 218Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Supplemental EIS, OCS EIS/EA MMS 2008-041).
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0051, Oil and Gas Production Measurement, Extension of a Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-26366
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, Subpart L, Oil and Gas Production Measurement.
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0006, Leasing of Sulphur or Oil and Gas in the Outer Continental Shelf and Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing, Extension of a Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-24094
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 256, ``Leasing of Sulphur or Oil and Gas in the Outer Continental Shelf,'' and 30 CFR 260, ``Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing.''
Environmental Documents Prepared for Proposed Oil, Gas, and Mineral Operations by the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region
Document Number: E9-23317
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
Minerals Management Service (MMS), in accordance with Federal Regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), announces the availability of NEPA-related Site-Specific Environmental Assessments (SEA) and Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI), prepared by MMS for the following oil-, gas-, and mineral- related activities proposed on the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic OCS.