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

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-12135
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-21
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 243. 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 243. The previous title of this ICR was ``30 CFR Part 243Suspensions Pending Appeal and Bonding.'' The new title of this ICR is ``30 CFR 243Suspensions Pending Appeal and BondingMinerals Revenue Management (Forms MMS-4435, Administrative Appeal Bond; MMS-4436, Letter of Credit; and MMS-4437, Assignment of Certificate of Deposit).''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-12134
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-21
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 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR part 218, subpart AGeneral Provisions; subpart BOil and Gas, General; and subpart ESolid MineralsGeneral. 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 part 218. The previous title of this ICR was ``30 CFR Part 218, Subpart BOil and Gas, General.'' The new title of this ICR is ``30 CFR Part 218, Subpart AGeneral Provisions, Sec. 218.42 Cross-lease netting in calculation of late-payment interest; Subpart BOil and Gas, General, Sec. Sec. 218.52 How does a lessee designate a Designee? (Form MMS- 4425, Designation Form for Royalty Payment Responsibility) and 218.53 Recoupment of overpayments on Indian mineral leases; and Subpart E Solid MineralsGeneral, Sec. 218.203 Recoupment of overpayments on Indian mineral leases.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-12133
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-21
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 B `` Plans and Information, and related documents. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: 05-11682
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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 information collection request (ICR) is titled ``30 CFR Part 202ROYALTIES, Subpart JGas Production From Indian Leases, and Part 206PRODUCT VALUATION, Subpart B Indian Oil, and Subpart EIndian Gas (Forms MMS-4109, Gas Processing Allowance Summary Report; MMS-4110, Oil Transportation Allowance Report; MMS-4295, Gas Transportation Allowance Report; MMS-4410, Accounting for Comparison [Dual Accounting]; and MMS-4411, Safety Net Report).'' The title of this ICR clarifies the regulatory language we are covering under 30 CFR parts 202 and 206, for Indian oil and gas leases, and incorporates relevant portions of six previous ICRs. The six ICRs now consolidated into this ICR were previously titled: 1010-0061: 30 CFR Part 206, Subpart BIndian Oil, Sec. 206.55Determination of Transportation Allowances (Form MMS-4110, Oil Transportation Allowance Report); 1010-0075: 30 CFR Part 206, Subpart EIndian Gas, Sec. 206.178How do I determine a transportation allowance? (Form MMS-4295, Gas Transportation Allowance Report), and Sec. 206.180How do I determine an actual processing allowance? (Form MMS-4109, Gas Processing Allowance Summary Report); 1010-0095: 30 CFR Part 206Product Valuation, Subpart B Indian Oil, Sec. 206.54; Subpart CFederal Oil, Sec. 206.109; Subpart DFederal Gas, Sec. Sec. 206.156 and 206.158; and Subpart E Indian Gas, Sec. 206.177 (Form MMS-4393, Request to Exceed Regulatory Allowance Limitation). Only Indian oil and gas citations and burden hours are covered in this ICR. Form MMS-4393 is also used for Federal oil and gas citations and is retained with ICR 1010-0136 (expires May 31, 2006), where most of the burden hours are incurred; 1010-0103: 30 CFR Part 206, Subpart EIndian Gas (Form MMS-4411, Safety Net Report); 1010-0104: 30 CFR Part 206, Subpart EIndian Gas, Sec. Sec. 206.172, 206.173, and 206.176 (Form MMS-4410, Accounting for Comparison [Dual Accounting]); and 1010-0138: 30 CFR Part 206, Subpart B, Establishing Oil Value on Royalty Due on Indian Leases.
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Policy Committee; Notice and Agenda for Meeting
Document Number: 05-11353
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The OCS Policy Committee will meet via teleconference at the Days Hotel and Conference Center at Dulles in Herndon, Virginia.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: 05-11098
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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 information collection request (ICR) is titled ``30 CFR Part 204 Alternatives for Marginal Properties, Subpart CAccounting and Auditing Relief.'' This ICR covers the regulatory language under 30 CFR part 204, as published in the final rulemaking on September 13, 2004 (69 FR 55076). This citation explains how lessees and their designees can obtain accounting and auditing relief for production from Federal oil and gas leases and units and communitization agreements that qualify as marginal properties.
Outer Continental Shelf Official Protraction Diagrams
Document Number: 05-11070
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
Notice is hereby given that effective with this publication, the following NAD 83-based Outer Continental Shelf Official Protraction Diagrams last revised on the date indicated are the latest documents available. These diagrams are on file and available for information only, in the Alaska OCS Regional Office, Anchorage, Alaska. In accordance with Title 43, Code of Federal Regulations, these diagrams are the basic record of the marine cadastre in the geographic area they represent.
Preparation of an Environmental Assessment for Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Lease Sale 198 in the Central Gulf of Mexico (2006)
Document Number: 05-11064
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-03
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 intends to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) for proposed Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas Lease Sale 198 in the Central Gulf of Mexico (GOM) (Lease Sale 198) scheduled for March 2006. The MMS is issuing this notice to facilitate public involvement. The preparation of this EA is an important step in the decision process for Lease Sale 198. The proposal and alternatives for Lease Sale 198 were identified by the MMS Director in January 2002 following the Call for Information and Nominations/Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and were analyzed in the Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sales: 2003-2007; Central Planning Area Sales 185, 190, 194, 198, and 201; Western Planning Area Sales 187, 192, 196, and 200Final Environmental Impact Statement; Volumes I and II (Multisale EIS, OCS EIS/EA MMS 2002-052). This EA will reexamine the potential environmental effects of the proposed action (the offering of all available unleased acreage in the Central Planning Area (CPA)) and its alternatives (the proposed action excluding the unleased blocks near biologically sensitive topographic features; the proposed action excluding the unleased blocks within 15 miles of the Baldwin County, Alabama, coast; and no action) based on any new information regarding potential impacts and issues that were not available at the time the Multisale EIS was prepared.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-10896
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-01
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 H, ``Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-10895
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-01
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 C, ``Pollution Prevention and Control.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-10894
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-01
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 J, ``Pipelines and Pipeline Rights-of-Way.''