Minerals Management Service February 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Outer Continental Shelf Official Protraction Diagrams
Document Number: 05-3524
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
Notice is hereby given that effective with this publication, the following NAD 83based Outer Continental Shelf Official Protraction Diagrams last revised on the date indicated are available for information only, in the Gulf of Mexico OCS Regional Office, New Orleans, Louisiana. Copies are also available for download at http:// www.mms.gov/ld/atlantic.htm. The Minerals Management Service in accordance with its authority and responsibility under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act is updating and depicting the ambulatory Submerged Lands Act boundary and Limit of ``8 (g) Zone'' for the entire Continental United States and Alaska, except where fixed under a Supplemental Decree of the United States Supreme Court. This effort is being conducted under a joint project with the NOAA National Ocean Service and the Department of State's Interdepartmental Baseline Committee to develop a new National Baseline for the United States. These diagrams constitute the basic record of the marine cadastre in the geographic area they represent.
Outer Continental Shelf Beaufort Sea Alaska, Oil and Gas Lease Sale 195
Document Number: 05-3523
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The MMS will hold OCS oil and gas lease Sale 195 on March 30, 2005, in accordance with provisions of the OCS Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1331-1356, as amended), the implementing regulations (30 CFR Part 256), and the OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2002-2007.
Public Workshop on Proposed Rule-Establishing Oil Value for Royalty Due on Indian Leases
Document Number: 05-3252
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) is giving notice of public workshops concerning the valuation of crude oil produced from Indian oil and gas leases.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3242
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
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 D, ``Oil and Gas Drilling Operations,'' and forms MMS-123, MMS-123S, MMS-124, MMS- 125, MMS-133 and MMS-133S. The current OMB approval of these forms expires in October 2005. MMS has revised the forms, so that the paper forms and eWell submitted information will be compatible; we will submit these revisions to OMB for approval.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3241
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
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 Form MMS-144, ``Rig Movement Notification Report.'' This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3240
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
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 rulemaking for regulations under 30 CFR 250, subparts J, H, and I, Fixed and Floating Platforms and Structures. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3239
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
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 206. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. We changed the title of this ICR to clarify the regulatory language we are covering under 30 CFR 206. The previous title of this ICR was ``Request to Exceed Regulatory Allowance Limitation.'' The new title of this ICR is ``30 CFR 206 Product Valuation, Subpart BIndian Oil, Sec. 206.54; Subpart C Federal Oil, Sec. 206.109; Subpart DFederal Gas, Sec. Sec. 206.156 and 206.158; and Subpart EIndian Gas, Sec. 206.177 (Form MMS-4393, Request to Exceed Regulatory Allowance Limitation).''
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Pacific Region, Environmental Documents Prepared for Granting Suspensions of Production or Operations for Nine Units and One Non-Unitized Lease Located on the Federal OCS Offshore California
Document Number: 05-3004
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The MMS prepared six EAs for processing applications for Suspensions of Production or Operations for nine units and one non- unitized lease located on the Pacific OCS and issued a FONSI for each EA pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). These environmental documents are available on MMS's Web site at http://www.mms.gov/omm/pacific.
Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)-Suspension of Operations (SOO's) for Ultra-Deep Drilling
Document Number: 05-2747
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The MMS proposes to modify its regulations at 30 CFR 250.175, which govern SOO's for oil and gas leases on the OCS. The proposed revision will allow MMS to grant SOO's to lessees or operators who plan to drill ultra-deep wells. MMS proposes this revision because of the added complexity and costs associated with planning and drilling an ultra-deep well. MMS expects that this revision will lead to increased drilling of ultra-deep wells and increased domestic production.
Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)-Document Incorporated by Reference-American Petroleum Institute (API) 510
Document Number: 05-2746
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
MMS is adding a document to be incorporated by reference into the regulations governing oil and gas and sulphur operations in the OCS. The new document, API 510, is titled ``Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: Maintenance Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration.'' This incorporation will ensure that lessees use the best available and safest technologies while maintaining, repairing and altering pressure vessels in use on the OCS.
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Eastern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 197
Document Number: 05-2771
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
On March 16, 2005, the MMS will open and publicly announce bids received for blocks offered in Eastern GOM Oil and Gas Lease Sale 197, 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 Notice of Sale 197 Package (FNOS 197 Package) contains information essential to bidders, and bidders are charged with the knowledge of the documents contained in the Package.
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Central Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 194
Document Number: 05-2770
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
On March 16, 2005, the MMS will open and publicly announce bids received for blocks offered in Central GOM Oil and Gas Lease Sale 194, 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 Notice of Sale 194 Package (FNOS 194 Package) contains information essential to bidders, and bidders are charged with the knowledge of the documents contained in the Package.
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Alaska Region, Chukchi Sea/Hope Basin and Norton Basin Planning Areas
Document Number: 05-2523
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The Secretary's decision to consider offering the Chukchi Sea/ Hope Basin Planning Area and the Norton Basin Planning Area in the OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2002-2007 provides for an 18-month ``special-interest'' process beginning with publication of this Call. Based on the information and specific nominations received as a result of this Call, a decision will be made whether to proceed with a sale for these separate planning areas. In the past MMS has issued separate Calls for these areas; however, because the areas are both ``special-interest areas'' and tentative process milestones are the same, the decision was made to combine the Calls.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-2425
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-08
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 K, ``Oil and Gas Production Rates.''