Minerals Management Service August 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Central Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Oil and Gas Lease Sale 205
Document Number: E7-17286
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) has issued a Record of Decision for OCS Central GOM Lease Sale 205 (October 2007). As part of the decision process, MMS published in April 2007 a final environmental impact statement (EIS) on the 2007-2012 Western and Central GOM oil and gas leasing proposals, including Sale 205. In preparing this decision, MMS has considered alternatives to the proposed actions, the impacts of Sale 205 as presented in the EIS, and all comments received throughout the EIS-process. AVAILABILITY: To obtain a copy of the Record of Decision and Final EIS, you may contact the Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, Public Information Office (MS 5034), 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 114, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123-2394 (1-800-200- GULF). An electronic copy of the Record of Decision and Final EIS is available at the MMS's Internet Web site at http://www.gomr.mms.gov/ homepg/regulate/environ/nepa/nepaprocess.html.
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Central Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 205
Document Number: E7-17281
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
On October 3, 2007, the MMS will open and publicly announce bids received for blocks offered in Central GOM Oil and Gas Lease Sale 205, 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 205 Package (FNOS 205 Package) contains information essential to bidders, and bidders are charged with the knowledge of the documents contained in the Package.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-17278
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
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 A, General, 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 Oil and Gas Operations on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)
Document Number: E7-16709
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-23
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 and gas activities proposed on the Gulf of Mexico OCS.
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Alaska OCS Region, Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Sea, Proposed Oil and Gas Lease Sales for Years 2007 to 2012
Document Number: 07-4134
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
This Call for Information and Nominations (hereinafter referred to as ``Call'') is the initial step in a multiple-sale process that incorporates planning and analysis for lease sales in the Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Sea planning areas included in the proposed final OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program 2007-2012 (see 72 Federal Register (FR) 24326, May 2, 2007). Four lease sales are addressed in this Call; two in the Beaufort Sea (sales 209 and 217) and two in the Chukchi Sea (sales 212 and 221). (Sale 193 in the Chukchi Sea is a carryover from the Program for 2002-2007 and is not addressed by this Call.) Simultaneously with this Call, MMS is giving notice of its intent to prepare a multiple-sale EIS for the four sales.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: E7-15783
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-13
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 changed the title of this ICR. The previous title of this ICR was ``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).'' The new title of this ICR is ``30 CFR 243Suspensions Pending Appeal and Bonding.'' Forms associated with this collection are Forms MMS-4435, Administrative Appeal Bond; MMS-4436, Letter of Credit; and MMS-4437, Assignment of Certificate of Deposit.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: E7-15590
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
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 new title of this information collection request (ICR) is ``30 CFR Part 218, Collection of Monies Due the Federal Government.'' The form associated with this collection is Form MMS-4425, Designation Form for Royalty Payment Responsibility. The previous title of this ICR was ``30 CFR Part 218, Subpart AGeneral Provisions, 218.42 Cross- lease netting in calculation of late-payment interest; Subpart BOil and Gas, General, 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 ESolid MineralsGeneral, 218.203 Recoupment of overpayments on Indian mineral leases.'' We revised this ICR in order to enable program-wide review of all information collections for solid minerals and geothermal resources. We removed 218.203, which relates to solid minerals, from this ICR and included 218.203 in the solid minerals ICR 1010-0120 (expires October 31, 2007).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-15387
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-08
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 282, Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf for Minerals Other than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur.
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Chukchi Sea Oil and Gas Lease Sale 193
Document Number: E7-15079
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The MMS announces the availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale for Oil and Gas Lease Sale 193 in the Chukchi Sea. 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.