Minerals Management Service 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0177, Global Positioning System for MODUs, Extension of a Collection; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-23222
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-25
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 associated with 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.
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0176, Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf Forms, Extension of a Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-22834
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
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 resubmit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The resubmission of this information collection request (ICR) is necessary to include forms we have developed to clarify and facilitate submission of certain paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 285, Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf. The new forms are Forms MMS-0002, MMS-0003, MMS-0004, MMS-0005, and MMS-0006. These forms will entail no additional information collection burden to that already approved by OMB for the 30 CFR 285 regulations.
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-NEW, Alaska Subsistence Study, Notice of a New Collection; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-22832
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
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 for approval of the paperwork requirements in the study being conducted in Alaska, Alaska Subsistence Study. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Outer Continental Shelf-Technical Corrections
Document Number: E9-22027
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
This document makes technical changes to regulations that were published in various Federal Register documents and are codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, as well as announcing the approval by the Office of Management and Budget of information collection requirements contained in two previously published regulations.
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: E9-21911
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-11
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 royalty based on the major portion prices. This notice provides the major portion prices for the 12 months of 2007.
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0071, Relief or Reduction in Royalty Rates, Extension of a Collection; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-21708
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-09
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 203, Relief or Reduction in Royalty Rates, and related documents. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for Proposed Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 215 in the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area (2010)
Document Number: E9-21670
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The purpose of the NOP is to gather information on oil and gas leasing, exploration, and development that might result from an OCS oil and gas lease sale tentatively scheduled for mid-2010.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-20905
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-31
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 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts 210 and 212. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. This ICR pertains to onshore and offshore royalty and production reporting on oil, gas, and geothermal leases on Federal and Indian lands.
Privacy Act of 1974; Amendments to Existing Systems of Records
Document Number: E9-20423
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Minerals Management Service of the Department of the Interior is issuing public notice of its intent to amend 7 existing Privacy Act system of records notices to add a new routine use to authorize the disclosure of records to individuals involved in responding to a breach of Federal data.
Geological and Geophysical (G&G) Explorations of the Outer Continental Shelf-Changing Proprietary Term of Certain Geophysical Information
Document Number: E9-19198
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
This final rule extends the proprietary term of certain reprocessed geophysical information submitted to MMS under a permit. The rule gives up to 5 years of additional protection to reprocessed vintage geophysical information that MMS retains and, without an extension, is subject to release by MMS 25 years after issuing the permit. The extension provides incentives to permittees and third parties to reprocess, market, or in other ways use geophysical information that may not otherwise be reprocessed without the term extension. The extension does not apply to geological data or information.
Technical Changes to Production Measurement and Training Requirements
Document Number: E9-19204
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
This final rule will revise the production measurement regulations to establish meter proving, meter verification/calibration, and well test requirements after hurricanes and other events beyond the control of the lessee. This rulemaking will eliminate some reporting burden on industry, and it will eliminate the need for MMS to grant waivers to the reporting requirements in certain situations. The final rule will also add new definitions providing clarity in the training regulations, which should lead to improved training of Outer Continental Shelf workers.
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0128, Subpart O, Well Control and Production Safety Training, Extension of a Collection; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-18418
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-03
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 O, Well Control and Production Safety Training, and related documents. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Annular Casing Pressure Management for Offshore Wells
Document Number: E9-17874
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
Applications for Renewable Energy Leases and Grants and Alternate Use Grants on the Outer Continental Shelf
Document Number: E9-17163
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Western Planning Area (WPA) Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 210
Document Number: E9-16955
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
On Wednesday, August 19, 2009, MMS will open and publicly announce bids received for blocks offered in WPA Oil and Gas Lease Sale 210, 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 210 Package contains information essential to bidders, and bidders are charged with the knowledge of the documents contained in the Package.
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0137, Historical Well Data Cleanup (HWDC) Project, Extension of a Collection; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-16398
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-10
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 for the Notice to Lessees (NTL) on the Historical Well Data Cleanup (HWDC) Project. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Notice of Offering of Five Alternative Energy Interim Policy Leases for Wind Resource Data Collection on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Delaware and New Jersey; Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment
Document Number: E9-15169
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
Notice is given that the MMS will issue five limited leases authorizing wind resource data collection on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore New Jersey and Delaware. Five OCS blocks will be leased for a term of 5 years; and the annual rent will be $3.00 per acre as established in the interim policy published in the Federal Register (72 FR 214, pp. 62673-62675) on November 6, 2007. The OCS blocks will be leased subject to the terms set forth in the lease form published in the Federal Register (73 FR 77, pp. 21363-21375) on April 21, 2008, and also subject to stipulations. The MMS will issue leases for four OCS blocks off the coast of New Jersey and one off the coast of Delaware to four companies: Bluewater Wind Delaware, LLC; Bluewater Wind New Jersey Energy LLC; Fishermen's Energy of New Jersey, LLC, and Deepwater Wind, LLC. The OCS blocks off the coast of New Jersey are Wilmington NJ 18-02 Block 6936 to Bluewater Wind New Jersey Energy, LLC; Wilmington NJ 18-02 Block 6931 to Fishermen's Energy of New Jersey, LLC; Wilmington NJ 18-02 Block 6738 and Wilmington NJ 18-02 Block 7033 to Deepwater Wind, LLC. The OCS block MMS will lease off the coast of Delaware is Salisbury NJ 18-05 Block 6325 to Bluewater Wind Delaware, LLC.
Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) Allocations, Fiscal Years 2009-2010
Document Number: E9-14237
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The MMS is issuing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the individual allocation amounts available to each of the 73 eligible recipients of the CIAP. The amounts are an important piece of information to be used by the States and Coastal Political Subdivisions (CPSs) in the completion of CIAP grant applications.
Safety and Environmental Management Systems for Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Operations
Document Number: E9-14211
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The MMS proposes to require operators to develop and implement
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-13247
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-08
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 parts 227, 228, and 229. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. The title of this collection is ``30 CFR Parts 227, 228, and 229, Delegated and Cooperative Activities with States and Indian Tribes.''
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0177, Global Positioning System for MODUs, Extension of a Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-13246
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-08
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. This information collection request concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, Subpart A, ``General.'' The MMS is renewing OMB approved Emergency Request 1010-0177 because information needs to be collected for a longer period than allowed in the Emergency Request. After a major weather event, like a hurricane, lessees and operators need to keep reporting new information to MMS until all MODUs are determined to be safe.
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0048, Geological and Geophysical (G&G) Explorations of the Outer Continental Shelf, Revision of a Collection; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-13245
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-08
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 an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR part 251, ``Geological and Geophysical (G&G) Explorations of the Outer Continental Shelf,'' and related documents. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Notice of the Annual Price Threshold Determination
Document Number: E9-13094
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
This notice provides the official MMS determination of which Gulf of Mexico price thresholds have been exceeded by annual market prices for oil or gas, by lease vintage, for calendar year 2008. This notice also explains in detail how MMS calculates the annual oil and gas prices and applicable price thresholds used to determine whether royalty relief applies in calendar year 2008 for our various deepwater and deep depth royalty relief programs.
Leasing of Sulphur or Oil and Gas and Bonding Requirements in the Outer Continental Shelf
Document Number: E9-12155
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The MMS proposes to update and streamline the existing Outer Continental Shelf leasing regulations, and to clarify implementation of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Simplification and Fairness Act of 1996. The rule would reorganize and reorder leasing requirements to reflect the leasing process more efficiently, as it has evolved over the last 26 years. The rule also proposes changes to parts 250 and 260 that relate to the proposed revisions to part 256.
Environmental Documents Prepared for Proposed Oil, Gas, and Mineral Operations by the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region
Document Number: E9-10293
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-05
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.
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0128, Subpart O, Well Control and Production Safety Training, Extension of a Collection; Comment Request; Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-10091
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-01
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 O, ``Well Control and Production Safety Training.''
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-NEW Alaska Subsistence Study; Notice of a New Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-10088
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a 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 study, Alaska Subsistence Study.
MMS Information Collection Activities: 1010-0091, Facilities Located Seaward of the Coast Line; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-10087
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-01
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 254, Oil-Spill Response Requirements for Facilities Located Seaward of the Coast Line.
Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf
Document Number: E9-9462
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The MMS is publishing final regulations to establish a program to grant leases, easements, and rights-of-way (ROW) for renewable energy project activities on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), as well as certain previously unauthorized activities that involve the alternate use of existing facilities located on the OCS; and to establish the methods for sharing revenues generated by this program with nearby coastal States. These regulations will also ensure the orderly, safe, and environmentally responsible development of renewable energy sources on the OCS.
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0071, Relief or Reduction in Royalty Rates: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-9194
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-22
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 Part 203, Relief or Reduction in Royalty Rates.
Notice on Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Lease Sales
Document Number: E9-8943
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-20
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, 2009 through October 31, 2009. The List of Restricted Joint Bidders published in the Federal Register October 9, 2008, covered the period November 1, 2008 through April 30, 2009.
Environmental Documents Prepared for Proposed Oil, Gas, and Mineral Operations by the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region
Document Number: E9-8525
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-15
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.
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0048 Geological and Geophysical (G&G) Explorations of the OCS, Extension of a Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-7170
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
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 251, Geological and Geophysical (G&G) Explorations of the Outer Continental Shelf.
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale (NOS) for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 210 in the Western Planning Area (WPA) in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM).
Document Number: E9-7044
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service (mms), Minerals Management Service
The MMS announces the availability of the proposed NOS for proposed Sale 210 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.
Outer Continental Shelf Civil Penalties
Document Number: E9-7061
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
This notice provides a listing of civil penalties paid from January 1, 2008, through December 31, 2008, for violations of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. The goal of the MMS Outer Continental Shelf Civil Penalties Program is to assure safe and clean oil, gas, sulphur, or other minerals operations on the Outer Continental Shelf. Through the pursuit, assessment, and collection of civil penalties and referrals for the consideration of criminal penalties, the program is designed to encourage compliance with applicable statutes and regulations. The purpose of publishing the penalties summary is to provide information to the public on violations of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and to provide an additional incentive for safe and environmentally sound operations.
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Scientific Committee (SC); Announcement of Plenary Session
Document Number: E9-7060
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The OCS Scientific Committee will meet at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel in Anchorage, AK.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: E9-6901
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-27
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 parts 202, 206, and 207. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Announcement of Meetings for Information-Gathering on Developing an Energy Plan for Conventional and Renewable Resources of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)
Document Number: E9-5798
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
On February 10, 2009, the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) announced his strategy for developing a comprehensive energy plan for the OCS. One facet of the four-step strategy was to hold meetings along the U.S. coasts and in Alaska to gather information on how to move forward with a comprehensive plan for conventional and renewable energy resources of the OCS. The Secretary announced a series of four meetings to seek ideas and information from states, stakeholders, and affected communities as well as the regulated industries. See below for information on meeting dates, times, locations, and the agenda.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-5077
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-10
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 title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts 202, 204, and 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 reflect the consolidation of two ICRs relating to Federal oil and gas valuation. The new title of this ICR is ``30 CFR Parts 202, 204, and 206, Federal Oil and Gas Valuation.'' In this extension, we are consolidating the following ICRs, which allow programwide review of Federal oil and gas leases: 1010-0136, previously titled ``30 CFR Part 202Royalties, Subpart CFederal and Indian Oil and Subpart DFederal Gas; and Part 206Product Valuation, Subpart CFederal Oil and Subpart DFederal Gas;'' and 1010-0155, previously titled ``30 CFR Part 204 Alternatives for Marginal Properties, Subpart CAccounting and Auditing Relief.''
Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Sea Planning Areas Oil and Gas Lease Sales 209, 212, 217, and 221
Document Number: E9-4583
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The MMS is extending the written comment period on the DEIS from March 16, 2009, to March 30, 2009.
Extension of Comment Period on the Draft Proposed 5-Year Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2010-2015 (DPP) and Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed 5-Year Program
Document Number: E9-4581
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
On February 10, 2009, the Secretary of the Interior announced a new comprehensive approach to the Nation's offshore energy plan, which includes four parts and affects the Draft Proposed 5-year OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2010-2015 (DPP), published on January 16, 2009, by the previous Administration. The Secretary's four steps are [cir] An additional 180 days for public comment on the DPP and the Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS for the proposed 5-year program to September 21, 2009; [cir] Preparation by MMS and the U.S. Geological Survey of a report setting forth all the information available on our offshore energy resources, with the report to be completed within 45 days of the Secretary's announcement; [cir] Regional meetings to be convened by the Secretary on each coast and in Alaska to gather the best ideas for how to move forward with a comprehensive offshore energy plan, with the meetings to occur in the 30 days following completion of the report; and [cir] Commitment by the Secretary to issuing a final rulemaking on offshore renewable energy resources in the coming months. This Federal Register Notice announces the 180-day extension of time for receipt of comments on the DPP and the Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS for the proposed 5-year program. The original comment period was announced in the Federal Register on January 21, 2009 (74 FR 3631) with a closing date of March 23, 2009. The new closing date is September 21, 2009. The additional time will give states, stakeholders, and affected communities the opportunity to provide input on how, whether, and where the Nation's offshore areas should be considered as part of the Nation's energy strategy. Section 18 of the OCS Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1344) specifies a multi- step process of consultation and analysis that must be completed before the Secretary of the Interior may approve a new 5-year program. The required steps following this notice include the development of a proposed program, a proposed final program, and Secretarial approval. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the MMS also will prepare an EIS for the new 5-year program. The notice in the Federal Register on January 21, 2009 (74 FR 3631) started the formal scoping process for the EIS under 40 CFR 1501.7, and solicited information regarding issues and alternatives that should be evaluated in the EIS. The EIS will analyze the potential impacts of the adoption of the proposed 5-year program.
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0050, Pipelines and Pipeline Rights-of-Way, Revision of a Collection; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-3664
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-20
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 revise an approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, subpart J, Pipelines and Pipeline Rights-of-Way. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.