Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Interior.
Notice of information collection; request for comment.
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) proposes to renew an information collection.
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 16, 2018.
Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by either of the following methods listed below:
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- Electronically go to http://www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter BSEE-2018-0009 then click search. Follow the instructions to submit public comments and view all related materials. We will post all comments.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (703) 787-1546, or mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the Interior; Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement; Regulations and Standards Branch; ATTN: Nicole Mason; 45600 Woodland Road, Sterling, VA 20166. Please reference OMB Control Number 1014-0024 in the subject line of your comments.
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To request additional information about this ICR, contact Nicole Mason by email at email@example.com or by telephone at (703) 787-1607.
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In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format.
We are soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comments addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of BSEE; (2) Will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) Is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) How might BSEE enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) How might BSEE minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology.
Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. 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.
Abstract: The regulations at 30 CFR part 250, subpart B, concern plans and information and are the subject of this collection. This request also covers any related Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTLs) that BSEE issues to clarify, supplement, or provide additional guidance on some aspects of our regulations.
Post-Approval Requirements for the Exploration Plans, Development and Start Printed Page 22712Production Plans, and Development Operation Coordination Document: While the information is submitted to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, BSEE analyzes and evaluates the information and data collected under this section of subpart B to verify that an ongoing/completed OCS operation is/was conducted in compliance with established environmental standards placed on the activity.
Deepwater Operations Plan (DWOP): BSEE analyzes and evaluates the information and data collected under this section of subpart B to ensure that planned operations are safe; will not adversely affect the marine, coastal, or human environment; and will conserve the resources of the OCS. We use the information to make an informed decision on whether to approve the proposed DWOPs, or whether modifications are necessary without the analysis and evaluation of the required information.
Title of Collection: 30 CFR part 250, subpart B, Plans and Information.
OMB Control Number: 1014-0024.
Form Number: None.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Respondents/Affected Public: Potential respondents comprise Federal OCS oil, gas, and sulfur lessees/operators and holders of pipeline rights-of-way.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: Varies, not all potential respondents will submit information in any given year and some may submit multiple times.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 64.
Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 180 hours to 1,140 hours, depending on activity.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 37,084.
Respondent's Obligation: Most responses are mandatory, while others are required to obtain or retain benefits.
Frequency of Collection: Submissions are generally on occasion.
Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $39,589. Submission of a DWOP (§ 250.292) requires a cost recovery fee of $3,599.
An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq).
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Dated: March 5, 2018.
Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
[FR Doc. 2018-10415 Filed 5-15-18; 8:45 am]
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