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Agency Information Collection Activities; 30 CFR 585, Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice of information collection; request for comment.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is proposing to renew an information collection.

DATES:

Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 12, 2019.

ADDRESSES:

Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to the BOEM Information Collection Clearance Officer, Anna Atkinson, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 45600 Woodland Road, Sterling, Virginia 20166; or by email to anna.atkinson@boem.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1010-0176 in the subject line of your comments.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

To request additional information about this ICR, contact Anna Atkinson by email, or by telephone at 703-787-1025.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of BOEM; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might BOEM enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might BOEM minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including minimizing the burden 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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval of 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 comments to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Abstract: The information collection request concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR part 585, Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) issued pursuant to the OCS Lands Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq. and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.). The OCS Lands Act at subsection 8(p) (43 U.S.C. 1337(p)) 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, including renewable energy. Subsection 8(p) 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 BOEM. BOEM has issued regulations for OCS renewable energy activities at 30 CFR part 585; this notice concerns the reporting and recordkeeping elements required by these regulations.

Respondents are lessees and grantees submitting plans for—and, if such plans are approved, constructing, operating, maintaining, and decommissioning—commercial and noncommercial renewable energy projects on the OCS. BOEM must ensure that these activities are carried out in a manner that provides for, among other things, safety, protection of the environment, and consideration of other users of the OCS. In order to execute its duties, BOEM requires information regarding potential purchasers of leases, grants, and rights-of-way, their proposed activities and their payments to the Treasury and financial assurance.

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 assign a lease interest, designate an operator, and to assign or relinquish a lease or grant. Form BOEM-0005 was designed to document a surety's guarantee of the performance of lessees and grantees with respect to bonds issued on behalf of OCS renewable energy lessees, grantees, and operators. BOEM maintains the submitted forms as official lease and grant records pertaining to operating responsibilities, ownership, and financial responsibility.

BOEM protects proprietary information in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and the Department of the Interior's 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.

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

OMB Control Number: 1010-0176.

Form Number:

  • BOEM-0002, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Renewable Energy Assignment of Grant;
  • BOEM-0003, Assignment of Record Title Interest in Federal OCS Renewable Energy Lease;
  • BOEM-0004, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Renewable Energy Lease or Grant Relinquishment Application;
  • BOEM-0005, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Renewable Energy Lessee's, Grantee's, and Operator's Bond; andStart Printed Page 3233
  • BOEM-0006, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Renewable Energy Lease or Grant Designation of Operator.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents/Affected Public: Companies interested in renewable energy-related uses on the OCS and holders of leases and grants under 30 CFR part 585.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 267 responses.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 18,784 hours.

Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory or Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.

Frequency of Collection: On occasion or annually.

Total Estimated Annual Non-hour Burden Cost: $3,816,000 non-hour costs. 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.

Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The estimated annual hour burden for this collection is 18,784 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 some information collection activities to be usual and customary and took that into account in estimating the burden.

The following table details the individual BOEM components and respective burden hours of this ICR. In calculating the burden hours, we assumed that respondents perform certain usual and customary requirements in the normal course of their activities.

Burden Table

Section(s) in 30 CFR 585Reporting and recordkeeping requirement 1Hour burdenAverage number of annual responsesAnnual burden hours
Non-hour cost burdens
Subpart A—General Provisions
102; 105; 110These sections contain general references to responsibilities, submitting requests, applications, plans, notices, reports, and/or supplemental information needed to support requests for BOEM approval—burdens covered under specific requirements.0
102(e)State(s), local government(s), and/or Indian Tribe(s) enter into task force or joint planning or coordination agreement with BOEM12 agreements2
103; 904;Request 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 58515 requests5
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 submissions40
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), 118(c), 225(b); 436; 437; 527(c); 705(c)(2); 1016Request reconsideration and/or hearingRequirement 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 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 requests8
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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 fee12,0001 submission12,000
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 studies × $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
115(c)Request approval to use later edition of a document incorporated by reference or alternative compliance11 request1
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
Subtotal45 responses12,072
$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
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 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 responses120
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 leases12 lease executions2
230; 231(a)Submit unsolicited request and acquisition fee for a commercial or limited lease52 requests10
231(b)Submit comments in response to public 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 leases22 leases4
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 submission13 requests3
237(b)Request lease be dated and effective 1st day of month in which signed11 request1
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238Submit request for renewable energy research lease41 request4
Subtotal57 responses220
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 request5
308(a)Submit comments in response to public 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 submission2
Subtotal5 responses20
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 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 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 requests/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 expiration101 request10
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), (b)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 information61 request6
435; 658(c)(2); Form BOEM-0004Submit copies of application to relinquish lease or grant, in format specified11 submission1
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
Subtotal8 responses220
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$950,000 non-hour costs
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. (DOE/EIA OMB Control Number 1905-0129 covers burden to gather info and fill out form. BOEM's burden is for submitting a copy)15 min2 submissions1
510; 506(c)(3)Submit application and required information for waiver or reduction of rental or other payment11 submission1
* 515; 516; 525(a) thru (f)Execute and provide $100,000 minimum lease-specific bond or other approved security; or increase bond level if required12 bonds2
* 516(a)(2), (3), (b), (c); 517; 525(a) thru (f)Execute and provide commercial lease supplemental bonds in amounts determined by BOEM12 bonds2
516(a)(4); 521(c)Execute and provide decommissioning bond or other financial assurance; schedule for providing the appropriate amount11 bond1
517(c)(1)Submit comments on proposed adjustment to bond amounts11 submission1
517(c)(2)Request bond reduction and submit evidence to justify51 request5
* 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 submit required information11 bond1
525(g)Surety notice to lessee or ROW/RUE grant holder and BOEM within 5 business days after initiating surety 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 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, etc101 demonstration10
528Provide third-party indemnity; financial information/statements; additional information related to bonds; executed guarantor agreement and supporting information/documentation/agreements101 submission10
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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 pledge of Treasury securities and any requirement commitment of a stream of revenues21 request2
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 submission3
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 demonstration every 2 years8
Subtotal21 responses53
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
** 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 specified2402 SAPs480
** 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 specified1,0002 COPs2,000
** 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 specified2402 GAP480
** 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/submissions18
** 613(a), (d), (e); 617Submit revised or modified SAPs and required additional information501 revised or modified SAP50
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612; 647Submit copy of SAP or GAP consistency certification and supporting documentation, including noncompetitive leases12 leases2
615(a)Notify BOEM in writing within 30 days of completion of construction and installation activities under SAP12 notices2
615(b)Submit annual report summarizing findings from site assessment activities304 reports120
615(c)Submit annual, or at other time periods as BOEM determines, SAP compliance certification, effectiveness statement, recommendations, reports, supporting documentation, etc404 certifications160
617(a)Notify BOEM in writing before conducting any activities not approved, or provided for, in SAP; provide additional information if requested101 notice10
627(c)Submit oil spill response plan compliant with BSEE 30 CFR part 2541931 submission193
631Request deviation from approved COP schedule21 request2
633(b)Submit annual, or at other time periods as BOEM determines, COP compliance certification, effectiveness statement, recommendations, reports, supporting documentation, etc509 certifications450
634(a)Notify BOEM in writing before conducting any activities not approved or provided for in COP, and provide additional information if requested101 notice10
635Notify BOEM any time commercial operations cease without an approved suspension11 notice1
636(a)Notify BOEM in writing no later than 30 days after commencing activities associated with placement of facilities on lease area12 notices2
636(b)Notify BOEM in writing no later than 30 days after completion of construction and installation activities12 notices2
636(c)Notify BOEM in writing at least 7 days before commencing commercial operations11 notice1
** 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.]302 surveys/reports60
653(a)Notify BOEM in writing within 30 days of completing installation activities under the GAP12 notices2
653(b)Submit annual report summarizing findings from activities conducted under approved GAP304 reports120
653(c)Submit annual, or at other time periods as BOEM determines, GAP compliance certification, recommendations, reports, etc404 certifications160
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655(a)Notify BOEM in writing before conducting any activities not approved or provided for in GAP, and provide additional information if requested101 notice10
656Notify BOEM any time approved GAP activities cease without an approved suspension11 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 notice/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 plans705 reports/information350
Subtotal69 responses4,789
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)2001 report200
*** 700(a)(2); (b), (c); 702Submit copies of a Fabrication and Installation Report, certification statement and all required information, in format specified1601 report160
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 specified100 1001 interim report 1 final report100 100
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 specified100 1001 interim report 1 final report100 100
*** 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 specified20 151 interim report 1 final report20 15
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 information162 nominations32
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 operations11 notice1
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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 construction1001 lessee100
Subtotal17 responses972
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 submissions12
802; 902(e)Notify BOEM of archaeological resource within 72 hours of discovery31 notice3
802(b), (c)If requested, conduct further archaeological investigations and submit report/information101 report10
802(d)If applicable, submit payment for BOEM costs in carrying out National Historic Preservation Act responsibilities.51 payment1
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 GAP352 submissions70
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.5 12 reports 1 written confirmation1 1
813(b)(3)Notify BOEM when equipment returned to service; provide written confirmation if reported orally.52 notices1
815(c)When required, analyze cable, P/L, or facility damage or failures to determine cause and as soon as available submit comprehensive written report21 report2
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 plan/report2
822(a)(2) (iii), (b)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 request2
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824(a)  2Develop annual self-inspection plan covering all facilities; retain with records, and make available to BOEM upon request242 plans48
824(b)Conduct annual self-inspection and submit report by November 1362 reports72
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 request602 assessments/actions120
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 .52 incidents1
Written 41 incident4
830(d)Report oil spills as required by BSEE 30 CFR part 254212
Subtotal33 responses388
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.
**** 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 application20
902(d); 908;Notify BOEM at least 60 days before commencing decommissioning activities11 notice1
910Within 60 days after removing a facility, verify to BOEM that site is cleared11 verification1
912Within 60 days after removing a facility, cable, or pipeline, submit a written report81 report8
BOEM does not anticipate decommissioning activities for at least 5 years so the requirements have been given a minimal burden.
Subtotal4 responses30
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 request1
1007(a), (b), (c)Submit indication of competitive interest in response to Federal Register notice41 submission4
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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 submission1
1010(c)Request renewal of Alternate Use RUE61 request6
1012; 1016(b)Provide financial assurance as BOEM determines in approving RUE for an existing facility, including additional security if required11 submission1
1013Submit request for assignment of an alternative use RUE for an existing facility, including all required information11 request1
1015Request relinquishment of RUE for an existing facility11 request1
Subtotal8 responses20
Total Burden267 responses18,784
$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.

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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Deanna Meyer-Pietruszka,

Chief, Office of Policy, Regulations, and Analysis.

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[FR Doc. 2019-01865 Filed 2-8-19; 8:45 am]

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