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Information Collection: Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf; Submitted for OMB Review; Comment Request

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ACTION:

30-day notice.

SUMMARY:

To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is notifying the public that we have submitted an information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This ICR concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under “Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf.” This notice provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection.

DATES:

Submit written comments by April 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES:

Submit comments on this ICR to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at OMB-Start Printed Page 13696OIRA at (202) 395-5806 (fax) or OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov (email). Please provide a copy of your comments to the BOEM Information Collection Clearance Officer, Arlene Bajusz, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 381 Elden Street, HM-3127, Herndon, Virginia 20170 (mail) or arlene.bajusz@boem.gov (email). Please reference ICR 1010-0176 in your comment and include your name and return address.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Arlene Bajusz, Office of Policy, Regulations, and Analysis at arlene.bajusz@boem.gov (email) or (703) 787-1025 (phone). You may review the ICR online at http://www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control Number: 1010-0176.

Title: 30 CFR 585, Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf.

Forms: BOEM-0002, BOEM-0003, BOEM-0004, BOEM-0005, BOEM-0006.

Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq. and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to issue leases, easements, or rights-of-way on the OCS for activities that produce or support production, transportation, or transmission of energy from sources other than oil and gas (renewable energy). Specifically, subsection 8(p) of the OCS Lands Act, as amended by section 388 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-58), directs the Secretary of the Interior to issue any necessary regulations to carry out the OCS renewable energy program. The Secretary delegated this authority to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

The BOEM has issued regulations at 30 CFR part 585 that establish procedures for administering the renewable energy program on the OCS and for authorizing other energy and marine-related activities that involve the alternate use of existing facilities on the OCS. This notice concerns the reporting and recordkeeping elements required by these regulations.

Respondents operating under these regulations conduct commercial and noncommercial technology projects that include installation, construction, operation and maintenance, and decommissioning of offshore facilities, as well as possible onshore support facilities. The BOEM must ensure that these activities and operations on the OCS are performed in a safe and environmentally sound manner, do not interfere with the rights of other users on the OCS, and balance the protection and development of OCS resources. Therefore, BOEM needs information concerning the proposed activities, facilities, safety equipment, inspections and tests, and natural and manmade hazards near the site, as well as assurance of fiscal responsibility.

The BOEM uses forms to collect some information to ensure proper and efficient administration of OCS renewable energy leases and grants and to document the financial responsibility of lessees and grantees. Forms BOEM-0002, BOEM-0003, BOEM-0004, and BOEM-0006 are used by renewable energy entities on the OCS to designate an operator and to assign or relinquish a lease or grant. Form BOEM-0005 is used to procure and submit a bond for the purpose of meeting financial assurance requirements as set forth in the regulations. As a result of respondent input, BOEM is rewording one line on BOEM-0005 to match language on a similar form for the oil and gas program; this does not change the burden. The BOEM maintains the submitted forms as official lease and grant records pertaining to operating responsibilities, ownership, and financial responsibility.

We will protect information considered proprietary under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2) and under regulations at 30 CFR 585.113, addressing disclosure of data and information to be made available to the public and others. No items of a sensitive nature are collected. Responses are mandatory or required to obtain a benefit.

Frequency: On occasion or annually.

Description of Respondents: Companies interested in renewable energy-related uses on the OCS and holders of leases and grants under 30 CFR Part 585.

Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The estimated annual hour burden for this collection is 30,902 hours. The following table details the individual components and estimated hour burdens. In calculating the burdens, we assumed that respondents perform certain requirements in the normal course of their activities. We consider these to be usual and customary and took that into account in estimating the burden.

Section(s) in 30 CFR 585Reporting and recordkeeping requirement 1Hour burdenNon-hour cost burdens
Average number of annual responsesAnnual burden hours
Subpart A—General Provisions
102; 105; 110These sections contain general references to submitting comments, requests, applications, plans, notices, reports, and/or supplemental information for BOEM approval—burdens covered under specific requirements.0
102(e)State and local governments enter into task force or joint planning or coordination agreement with BOEM12 agreements2
103; 904; 910Request general departures not specifically covered elsewhere in part 58526 requests12
105(c)Make oral requests or notifications and submit written follow up within 3 business days not specifically covered elsewhere in part 58518 requests8
106; 107; 213(e); 230(f); 302(a); 408(b)(7); 409(c); 1005(d); 1007(c); 1013(b)(7)Submit evidence of qualifications to hold a lease or grant; submit required supporting information (electronically if required)220 evidence submissions40
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106(b)(1)Request exception from exclusion or disqualification from participating in transactions covered by Federal non-procurement debarment and suspension system11 exception1
106(b)(2), (3); 225; 527(c); 705(c)(2); 1016Request reconsideration and/or hearing.Requirement not considered IC under 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(9)0
108; 530(b)Notify BOEM within 3 business days after learning of any action filed alleging respondent is insolvent or bankrupt11 notice1
109Notify BOEM in writing of merger, name change, or change of business form no later than 120 days after earliest of either the effective date or filing dateRequirement not considered IC under 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(1).0
111Within 30 days of receiving bill, submit processing fee payments for BOEM document or study preparation to process applications and other requests.54 fee submissions2
4 payments × $4,000 = $16,000
111(b)(2), (3)Submit comments on proposed processing fee or request approval to perform or directly pay contractor for all or part of any document, study, or other activity, to reduce BOEM processing costs24 processing fee comments or reduction requests8
111(b)(3)Perform, conduct, develop, etc., all or part of any document, study, or other activity; and provide results to BOEM to reduce BOEM processing fee19,0001 submission19,000
111(b)(3)Pay contractor for all or part of any document, study, or other activity, and provide results to BOEM to reduce BOEM processing costs3 contractor payments × $950,000 = $2,850,000
111(b)(7); 118(a); 436(c)Appeal BOEM estimated processing costs, decisions, or orders pursuant to 30 CFR 590Exempt under 5 CFR 1320.4(a)(2), (c).0
113(b)Respond to the Freedom of Information Act release schedule41 agreement4
115(c)Request approval to use later edition of a document incorporated by reference or alternative compliance11 request1
116The Director may occasionally request information to administer and carry out the offshore renewable energy program via Federal Register Notices425100
118(c); 225(b)Within 15 days of bid rejection, request reconsideration of bid decision or rejectionRequirement not considered IC under 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(9).0
Subtotal74 responses19,179 hours
$2,866,000 non-hour costs
Subpart B—Issuance of OCS Renewable Energy Leases
200; 224; 231; 235; 236; 238These sections contain references to information submissions, approvals, requests, applications, plans, payments, etc., the burdens for which are covered elsewhere in part 585.0
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210; 211(a-c); 212 thru 216Submit nominations and general comments in response to Federal Register notices on Request for Interest in OCS Leasing, Call for Information and Nominations (Call), Area Identification, and Notices of Sale. Includes industry, State & local governmentsNot considered IC as defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(4).0
210; 211(a-c); 212 thru 216Submit comments and required information in response to Federal Register notices on Request for Interest in OCS Leasing, Call for Information and Nominations (Call), Area Identification, and Notices of Sale. Includes industry, State & local governments430 comments120
211(d); 216; 220 thru 223; 231(c)(2)Submit bid, payments, and required information in response to Federal Register Final Sale Notice512 bids60
224Within 10 business days, execute 3 copies of lease form and return to BOEM with required payments, including evidence that agent is authorized to act for bidder; if applicable, submit information to support delay in execution—competitive leases15 lease executions5
230; 231(a)Submit unsolicited request and acquisition fee for a commercial or limited lease55 unsolicited requests25
231(b)Submit comments in response to Federal Register notice re interest of unsolicited request for a lease44 comments16
231(g)Within 10 business days of receiving lease documents, execute lease; file financial assurance and supporting documentation—noncompetitive leases25 leases10
231(g)Within 45 days of receiving lease copies, submit rent and rent informationBurdens covered by information collections approved for ONRR 30 CFR Chapter XII.0
235(b); 236(b)Request additional time to extend preliminary or site assessment term of commercial or limited lease, including revised schedule for SAP, COP, or GAP submission155
237(b)Request lease be dated and effective 1st day of month in which signed11 request1
238Submit project plansBurden covered under SAPs & GAPs § 585.600(a), (c).0
Subtotal67 responses242 hours
Subpart C—ROW Grants and RUE Grants for Renewable Energy Activities
306; 309; 315; 316These sections contain references to information submissions, approvals, requests, applications, plans, payments, etc., the burdens for which are covered elsewhere in part 585.0
302(a); 305; 306Submit copies of a request for a new or modified ROW or RUE and required information, including qualifications to hold a grant, in format specified51 ROW/RUE request5
307; 308(a)(1)Submit information in response to Federal Register notice of proposed ROW or RUE grant area or comments on notice of grant auction42 comments8
308(a)(2), (b); 315; 316Submit bid and payments in response to Federal Register notice of auction for a ROW or RUE grant51 bid5
309Submit decision to accept or reject terms and conditions of noncompetitive ROW or RUE grant21 grant decision2
Subtotal5 responses20 hours
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Subpart D—Lease and Grant Administration
400; 401; 402; 405; 409; 416, 433These sections contain references to information submissions, approvals, requests, applications, plans, payments, etc., the burdens for which are covered elsewhere in part 585.0
401(b)Take measures directed by BOEM in cessation order and submit reports in order to resume activities1001 cessation measures report100
405(d)Submit written notice of change of addressRequirement not considered IC under 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(1).0
405(e); Form BOEM-0006If designated operator (DO) changes, notify BOEM and identify new DO for BOEM approval11 new DO notice1
408 thru 411; Forms BOEM-0002 and BOEM-0003Within 90 days after last party executes a transfer agreement, submit copies of a lease or grant assignment application, including originals of each instrument creating or transferring ownership of record title, eligibility and other qualifications; and evidence that agent is authorized to execute assignment, in format specified1 (30 minutes per form × 2 forms = 1 hour)2 assignment requests/instruments submissions2
415(a)(1); 416; 420(a), (b); 428(b)Submit request for suspension and required information/payment no later than 90 days prior to lease or grant expiration102 suspension requests20
417(b)Conduct, and if required pay for, site-specific study to evaluate cause of harm or damage; and submit copies of study and results, in format specified1001 study/submission100
1 study × $950,000 = $950,000
425 thru 428; 652(a); 235(a), (c)Request lease or grant renewal no later than 180 days before termination date of your limited lease or grant, or no later than 2 years before termination date of operations term of commercial lease. Submit required information62 renewal requests12
435; 658(c)(2); Form BOEM-0004Submit copies of application to relinquish lease or grant, in format specified12 relinquishments2
436; 437Provide information for reconsideration of BOEM decision to contract or cancel lease or grant areaRequirement not considered IC under 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(9).0
Subtotal11 responses237 hours
$950,000
Subpart E—Payments and Financial Assurance Requirements
An * indicates the primary cites for providing bonds or other financial assurance, and the burdens include any previous or subsequent references throughout part 585 to furnish, replace, or provide additional bonds, securities, or financial assurance (including riders, cancellations, replacements). This subpart contains references to other information submissions, approvals, requests, applications, plans, etc., the burdens for which are covered elsewhere in part 585. In the future BOEM may require electronic filings of certain submissions.0
500 thru 509; 1011Submit payor information, payments and payment information, and maintain auditable records according to ONRR regulations or guidanceBurdens covered by information collections approved for ONRR 30 CFR Chapter XII.0
506(c)(4)Submit documentation of the gross annual generation of electricity produced by the generating facility on the lease—use same form as authorized by the EIA. (Burden covered under DOE/EIA OMB Control Number 1905-0129 to gather info and fill out form. BOEM's burden is for submitting a copy)10 min6 forms1
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510; 506(c)(3)Submit application and required information for waiver or reduction of rental or other payment11 waiver or rental reduction1
* 515; 516; 525(a) thru (f)Execute and provide $100,000 minimum lease-specific bond or other approved security; or increase bond level if required16 base-level lease bonds or other security6
* 516(a)(2), (3), (b), (c); 517; 525(a) thru (f)Execute and provide commercial lease supplemental bonds in amounts determined by BOEM15 SAP and COP bonds5
516(a)(4); 521(c)Execute and provide decommissioning bond or other financial assurance; schedule for providing the appropriate amount13 decommissioning bonds3
517(c)(1)Submit comments on proposed adjustment to bond amounts13 adjustment comments3
517(c)(2)Request bond reduction and submit evidence to justify52 reduction requests10
* 520; 521; 525(a) thru (f); Form BOEM-0005Execute and provide $300,000 minimum limited lease or grant-specific bond or increase financial assurance and required iniformation11 base-level ROW/RUE bond1
525(g)Surety notice to lessee or ROW/RUE grant holder and BOEM within 5 business days after initiating insolvency or bankruptcy proceeding, or Treasury decertifies surety11 surety notice1
* 526 Form BOEM-0005In lieu of surety bond, pledge other types of securities, including authority for BOEM to sell and use proceeds and submit required information (1 hour for form)21 other security pledge2
526(c)Provide annual certified statements describing the nature and market value, including brokerage firm statements/reports11 statement1
* 527; 531Demonstrate financial worth/ability to carry out present and future financial obligations, annual updates, and related or subsequent actions/records/reports, etc10110
528Provide third-party indemnity; financial information/statements; additional bond info; executed guarantor agreement and supporting information/documentation/agreements10110
528(c)(6); 532(b)Guarantor/Surety requests BOEM terminate period of liability and notifies lessee or ROW/RUE grant holder, etc11 request1
* 529In lieu of surety bond, request authorization to establish decommissioning account, including written authorizations and approvals associated with account21 decommissioning account2
530Notify BOEM promptly of lapse in bond or other security/action filed alleging lessee, surety or guarantor et al is insolvent or bankrupt11 notice1
533(a)(2)(ii), (iii)Provide agreement from surety issuing new bond to assume all or portion of outstanding liabilities31 surety agreement3
536(b)Within 10 business days following BOEM notice, lessee, grant holder, or surety agrees to and demonstrates to BOEM that lease will be brought into compliance161 agreement demonstration every 2 years8
Subtotal37 responses69 hours
Subpart F—Plans and Information Requirements
Two ** indicate the primary cites for Site Assessment Plans (SAPs), Construction and Operations Plans (COPs), and General Activities Plans (GAPs); and the burdens include any previous or subsequent references throughout part 585 to submission and approval. This subpart contains references to other information submissions, approvals, requests, applications, plans, etc., the burdens for which are covered elsewhere in part 585.0
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** 600(a); 601(a), (b); 605 thru 614; 238; 810Within time specified after issuance of a competitive lease or grant, or within time specified after determination of no competitive interest, submit copies of SAP, including required information to assist BOEM to comply with NEPA/CZMA such as hazard info, air quality, SEMS, and all required information, certifications, requests, etc., in format specified2406 SAPs1,440
** 600(b); 601(c), (d)(1); 606(b); 618; 620 thru 629; 632; 633; 810If requesting an operations term for commercial lease, within time specified before the end of site assessment term, submit copies of COP, or FERC license application, including required information to assist BOEM to comply with NEPA/CZMA such as hazard info, air quality, SEMS, and all required information, surveys and/or their results, reports, certifications, project easements, supporting data and information, requests, etc., in format specified1,0003 COPs3,000
** 600(c); 601(a), (b); 640 thru 648; 651; 238; 810Within time specified after issuance of a competitive lease or grant, or within time specified after determination of no competitive interest, submit copies of GAP, including required information to assist BOEM to comply with NEPA/CZMA such as hazard info, air quality, SEMS, and all required information, surveys and reports, certifications, project easements, requests, etc., in format specified2401 GAP240
** 601(d)(2); 622; 628(f); 632; 634; 658(c)(3); 907Submit revised or modified COPs, including project easements, and all required additional information501 revised or modified COP50
 602 2Until BOEM releases financial assurance, respondents must maintain, and provide to BOEM if requested, all data and information related to compliance with required terms and conditions of SAP, COP, or GAP29 records maintenance/submissions18
** 613(a), (d), (e); 617Submit revised or modified SAPs and required additional information501 revised or modified SAP50
612; 647Submit copy of SAP or GAP consistency certification and supporting documentation, including noncompetitive leases14 leases4
615(a)Notify BOEM in writing within 30 days of completion of construction and installation activities under SAP15 completion construction notices5
615(b)Submit annual report summarizing findings from site assessment activities308 annual reports240
615(c)Submit annual, or at other time periods as BOEM determines, SAP compliance certification, effectiveness statement, recommendations, reports, supporting documentation, etc408 compliance certifications320
617(a)Notify BOEM in writing before conducting any activities not approved, or provided for, in SAP; provide additional information if requested101 notice before activity10
627(c)Submit oil spill response plan as required by BSEE 30 CFR part 254Burden covered under BSEE 1014-00070
631Request deviation from approved COP schedule21 deviation request2
633(b)Submit annual, or at other time periods as BOEM determines, COP compliance certification, effectiveness statement, recommendations, reports, supporting documentation, etc509 compliance certifications450
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634(a)Notify BOEM in writing before conducting any activities not approved or provided for in COP, and provide additional information if requested101 notice before activity10
635Notify BOEM any time commercial operations cease without an approved suspension11 termination notice1
636(a)Notify BOEM in writing no later than 30 days after commencing activities associated with placement of facilities on lease area13 commence notices3
636(b)Notify BOEM in writing no later than 30 days after completion of construction and installation activities13 completion notices3
636(c)Notify BOEM in writing at least 7 days before commencing commercial operations13 initial ops notices3
** 642(b); 648; 655; 658(c)(3)Submit revised or modified GAPs and required additional information501 revised or modified GAP50
651Before beginning construction of OCS facility described in GAP, complete survey activities identified in GAP and submit initial findings. [This only includes the time involved in submitting the findings; it does not include the survey time as these surveys would be conducted as good business practice.]305 surveys/reports150
653(a)Notify BOEM in writing within 30 days of completing installation activities under the GAP15 completion notices5
653(b)Submit annual report summarizing findings from activities conducted under approved GAP308 annual reports240
653(c)Submit annual, or at other time periods as BOEM determines, GAP compliance certification, recommendations, reports, etc408 compliance certifications320
655(a)Notify BOEM in writing before conducting any activities not approved or provided for in GAP, and provide additional information if requested101 notice before activity10
656Notify BOEM any time approved GAP activities cease without an approved suspension11 termination notice1
658(c)(1)If after construction, cable or pipeline deviate from approved COP or GAP, notify affected lease operators and ROW/RUE grant holders of deviation and provide BOEM evidence of such notices31 deviation notice/BOEM evidence3
659Determine appropriate air quality modeling protocol, conduct air quality modeling, and submit 3 copies of air quality modeling report and 3 sets of digital files as supporting information to plans7010 air quality modeling reports/information700
Subtotal108 responses7,328 hours
Subpart G—Facility Design, Fabrication, and Installation
Three *** indicate the primary cites for the reports discussed in this subpart, and the burdens include any previous or subsequent references throughout part 585 to submitting and obtaining approval. This subpart contains references to other information submissions, approvals, requests, applications, plans, etc., the burdens for which are covered elsewhere in part 585.0
***700(a)(1), (b), (c); 701Submit Facility Design Report, including copies of the cover letter, certification statement, and all required information (1-3 paper or electronic copies as specified)2003 Facility Design Reports600
***700(a)(2); (b), (c); 702Submit copies of a Fabrication and Installation Report, certification statement and all required information, in format specified1603 Fabrication & Installation Reports480
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705(a)(3); 707; 712Certified Verification Agent (CVA) conducts independent assessment of the facility design and submits copies of all reports/certifications to lessee or grant holder and BOEM—interim reports if required, in format specified1003 CVA design interim reports300
1003 CVA final reports300
705(a)(3); 708; 709; 710; 712CVA conducts independent assessments/inspections on the fabrication and installation activities, informs lessee or grant holder if procedures are changed or design specifications are modified; and submits copies of all reports/certifications to lessee or grant holder and BOEM—interim reports if required, in format specified1003 CVA interim reports300
1003 CVA final reports300
703***; 705(a)(3); 712; 815CVA/project engineer monitors major project modifications and repairs and submits copies of all reports/certifications to lessee or grant holder and BOEM—interim reports if required, in format specified201 interim report20
151 final report15
705(c)Request waiver of CVA requirement in writing; lessee must demonstrate standard design and best practices401 waiver40
706Submit for approval with SAP, COP, or GAP, initial nominations for a CVA or new replacement CVA nomination, and required information1613 new CVA nominations208
708(b)(2)Lessee or grant holder notify BOEM if modifications identified by CVA/project engineer are accepted11 notice1
709(a)(14); 710(a)(2), (e) 2Make fabrication quality control, installation towing, and other records available to CVA/project engineer for review (retention required by § 585.714)13 records retention3
713Notify BOEM within 10 business days after commencing commercial operations12 commence notices2
714 2Until BOEM releases financial assurance, compile, retain, and make available to BOEM and/or CVA the as-built drawings, design assumptions/analyses, summary of fabrication and installation examination records, inspection results, and records of repairs not covered in inspection report. Record original and relevant material test results of all primary structural materials; retain records during all stages of construction1003 lessees300
Subtotal43 responses2,869 hours
Subpart H—Environmental and Safety Management, Inspections, and Facility Assessments for Activities Conducted Under SAPs, COPs, and GAPs
801(c), (d)Notify BOEM if endangered or threatened species, or their designated critical habitat, may be in the vicinity of the lease or grant or may be affected by lease or grant activities12 notices2
801(e), (f)Submit information to ensure proposed activities will be conducted in compliance with the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA); including agreements and mitigating measures designed to avoid or minimize adverse effects and incidental take of endangered species or critical habitat62 ESA/MMPA submissions12
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802; 902(e)Notify BOEM of archaeological resource within 72 hours of discovery31 archaeological notice3
802(b), (c)If requested, conduct further archaeological investigations and submit report/information101 archaeological report10
802(d)If applicable, submit payment for BOEM costs in carrying out National Historic Preservation Act responsibilities.51 payment.5
803If required, conduct additional surveys to define boundaries and avoidance distances and submit report152 survey/report30
810***; 614; 627; 632(b); 651Submit safety management system description with the SAP, COP, or GAP3510 safety management systems350
813(b)(1)Report within 24 hours when any required equipment taken out of service for more than 12 hours; provide written confirmation if reported orally.53 equipment reports1.5
11 written confirmation1
813(b)(3)Notify BOEM when equipment returned to service; provide written confirmation if reported orally.53 return to service notices1.5
815(c)When required, analyze cable, P/L, or facility damage or failures to determine cause and as soon as available submit comprehensive written report1.51 analysis report1.5
816Submit plan of corrective action report on observed detrimental effects on cable, P/L, or facility within 30 days of discovery; take remedial action and submit report of remedial action within 30 days after completion21 corrective action plan and report2
822(a)(2)(iii), (b)Until BOEM releases financial assurance, maintain records of design, construction, operation, maintenance, repairs, and investigation on or related to lease or ROW/RUE area; make available to BOEM for inspection14 records retention4
823Request reimbursement within 90 days for food, quarters, and transportation provided to BOEM reps during inspection21 reimbursement request2
824(a) 2Develop annual self inspection plan covering all facilities; retain with records, and make available to BOEM upon request244 self assessment plans96
824(b)Conduct annual self inspection and submit report by November 1364 annual reports144
825Based on API RP 2A-WSD, perform assessment of structures, initiate mitigation actions for structures that do not pass assessment process, retain information, and make available to BOEM upon request604 assessments and mitigation actions240
830(a), (c); 831 thru 833Immediately report incidents to BOEM via oral communications, submit written follow-up report within 15 business days after the incident, and submit any required additional informationOral .56 incidents3
Written 41 incident4
830(d)Report oil spills as required by BSEE 30 CFR 254Burden covered under BSEE 1014-0007.0
Subtotal52 responses908 hours
Subpart I—Decommissioning
Four **** indicate the primary cites for the reports discussed in this subpart, and the burdens include any previous or subsequent references throughout part 585 to submitting and obtaining approval. This subpart contains references to other information submissions, approvals, requests, applications, plans, etc., the burdens for which are covered elsewhere in part 585.
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**** 902; 905, 906; 907; 908(c); 909Submit for approval, in format specified, copies of the SAP, COP, or GAP decommissioning application and site clearance plan at least 2 years before decommissioning activities begin, 90 days after completion of activities, or 90 days after cancellation, relinquishment, or other termination of lease or grant. Include documentation of coordination efforts w/States/CZMA agencies, local or tribal governments, requests that certain facilities remain in place for other activities, be converted to an artificial reef, or be toppled in place. Submit additional information/evidence requested or modify and resubmit application201 decommissioning application20
902(d); 908;Notify BOEM at least 60 days before commencing decommissioning activities11 decommissioning notice1
910Within 60 days after removing a facility, verify to BOEM that site is cleared11 removal verification1
912Within 60 days after removing a facility, cable, or pipeline, submit a written report81 removal report8
BOEM does not anticipate decommissioning activities for at least 5 years so the requirements have been given a minimal burden.
Subtotal4 responses30 hours
Subpart J—RUEs for Energy- and Marine-Related Activities Using Existing OCS Facilities
1004, 1005, 1006Contact owner of existing facility and/or lessee of the area to reach preliminary agreement to use facility and obtain concurring signatures; submit request to BOEM for an alternative use RUE, including all required information/modifications11 request for RUE to use existing facility1
1007(a), (b), (c)Submit indication of competitive interest in response to Federal Register notice41 response4
1007(c)Submit description of proposed activities and required information in response to Federal Register notice of competitive offering51 submission5
1007(f)Lessee or owner of facility submits decision to accept or reject proposals deemed acceptable by BOEM11 decision1
1010(c)Request renewal of Alternate Use RUE61 renewal request6
1012; 1016(b)Provide financial assurance as BOEM determines in approving RUE for an existing facility, including additional security if required11 bond or other security1
1013Submit request for assignment of an alternative use RUE for an existing facility, including all required information11 RUE assignment request1
1015Request relinquishment of RUE for an existing facility11 RUE relinquish1
Subtotal8 responses20 hours
409 Responses30,902 Hours
Total Burden$3,816,000 Non-Hour Cost Burdens
1 In the future, BOEM may require electronic filing of certain submissions.
2 Retention of these records is usual and customary business practice; the burden is primarily to make them available to BOEM and CVAs.

Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: The estimated non-hour cost burdens total $3,816,000. The non-hour cost burdens consist of service fees for BOEM document/study preparation, costs for paying a contractor instead of BOEM, and costs for a site-specific study and report to evaluate the cause of harm to natural resources.

Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond.Start Printed Page 13706

Comments: Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.,) requires each agency “* * * to provide notice * * * and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information * * *” Agencies must specifically solicit comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the collection is necessary or useful; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of technology.

To comply with the public consultation process, on October 10, 2012, BOEM published a Federal Register notice (77 FR 61633) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. This notice provided the required 60-day comment period. We received one comment. The Marine Mammal Commission states that BOEM's reporting requirements provide a systematic and uniform method to track compliance with regulations, including those that protect marine resources. Therefore, the Commission supports BOEM's request to OMB to approve the renewal of this collection.

Public Availability of Comments: Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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Dated:February 7, 2013.

Deanna Meyer-Pietruszka,

Chief, Office of Policy, Regulations, and Analysis.

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[FR Doc. 2013-04626 Filed 2-27-13; 8:45 am]

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