[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 109 (Wednesday, June 6, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33479-33481]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13721]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

[Docket ID BSEE-2012-0010; OMB Control Number 1014-0007]


Information Collection Activities: Oil-Spill Response 
Requirements for Facilities Located Seaward of the Coast Line; Proposed 
Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 60-day Notice.

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SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), BSEE 
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 a renewal to the 
paperwork requirements in the regulations under Part 254, ``Oil-Spill 
Response Requirements for Facilities Located Seaward of the Coast 
Line.''

DATE: You must submit comments by August 6, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods 
listed below.
     Electronically: go to http://www.regulations.gov. In the 
entry titled ``Enter Keyword or ID,'' enter BSEE-2012-0010 then click 
search. Follow the

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instructions to submit public comments and view all related materials. 
We will post all comments.
     Email nicole.mason@bsee.gov. Mail or hand-carry comments 
to the Department of the Interior; Bureau of Safety and Environmental 
Enforcement; Regulations Development Branch; Attention: Nicole Mason; 
381 Elden Street, HE-3313; Herndon, Virginia 20170-4817. Please 
reference ICR 1014-0007 in your comment and include your name and 
return address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole Mason, Regulations Development 
Branch at (703) 787-1605 to request additional information about this 
ICR.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: 30 CFR 254, Oil-Spill Response Requirements for Facilities 
Located Seaward of the Coast Line.
    OMB Control Number: 1014-0007.
    Abstract: The Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended by 
the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), requires that a spill-response 
plan be submitted for offshore facilities prior to February 18, 1993. 
The OPA specifies that after that date, an offshore facility may not 
handle, store, or transport oil unless a plan has been submitted. The 
authority and responsibility were delegated to BSEE. Regulations at 30 
CFR 254 establish requirements for spill-response plans for oil-
handling facilities seaward of the coast line, including associated 
pipelines.
    BSEE uses the information collected under 30 CFR 254 to determine 
compliance with OPA by lessees/operators. Specifically, BSEE needs the 
information to:
     Determine effectiveness of the spill-response capability 
of lessees/operators;
     Review plans prepared under the regulations of a State and 
submitted to BSEE to satisfy our requirements that they meet minimum 
requirements of OPA;
     Verify that personnel involved in oil-spill response are 
properly trained and familiar with the requirements of the spill-
response plans and to witness spill-response exercises;
     Assess the sufficiency and availability of contractor 
equipment and materials;
     Verify that sufficient quantities of equipment are 
available and in working order;
     Oversee spill-response efforts and maintain official 
records of pollution events; and
     Assess the efforts of lessees/operators to prevent oil 
spills or prevent substantial threats of such discharges.
    We will protect information from respondents 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 250.197, Data and information to be made available to the public or 
for limited inspection. No items of a sensitive nature are collected. 
Responses are mandatory.
    Frequency: Varies, but mostly on occasion.
    Description of Respondents: Potential respondents comprise Federal 
oil, gas, or sulphur lessees and/or operators of facilities located in 
both State and Federal waters seaward of the coast line and oil-spill 
response companies.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The currently 
approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 35,070 hours. 
The following chart details the individual components and respective 
hour burden estimates of this ICR. 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.

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   Citation 30 CFR 254 and      Reporting and/or
        related NTLs               requirement           Hour burden
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1(a) thru (d); 2(a); 3 thru   Submit spill          120
 5; 7; 20 thru 29; 44(b).      response plan for
                               OCS facilities and
                               related documents.
1(e)........................  Request BSEE          0.5
                               jurisdiction over
                               facility landward
                               of coast line (no
                               recent request
                               received).
2(b)........................  Submit certification  15
                               of capability to
                               respond to worst
                               case discharge or
                               substantial threat
                               of such.
2(c); 30....................  Submit revised spill  36 (revision)
                               response plan for    1 (no change)
                               OCS facilities at
                               least every 2
                               years; notify BSEE
                               of no change.
2(c)........................  Request deadline      4
                               extension for
                               submission of
                               revised plan.
8...........................  Appeal BSEE orders    0
                               or decisions
                               (exempt under 5 CFR
                               1320.4).
40..........................  Make records of all   5
                               OSRO-provided
                               services,
                               equipment,
                               personnel available
                               to BSEE.
41..........................  Conduct annual        25
                               training; retain
                               training records
                               for 2 years.
42(a) thru (e)..............  Conduct triennial     110
                               response plan
                               exercise; retain
                               exercise records
                               for 3 years.
42(f).......................  Inform BSEE of the    1
                               date of any
                               exercise
                               (triennial).
43..........................  Inspect response      3.5
                               equipment monthly;
                               retain inspection &
                               maintenance records
                               for 2 years.
46(a).......................  Notify NRC of all     0
                               oil spills from
                               owner/operator
                               facility (burden
                               would be included
                               in NRC inventory).
46(b).......................  Notify BSEE of oil    2
NTL.........................   spills of one
                               barrel or more from
                               owner/operator
                               facility; submit
                               follow-up report.
46(c).......................  Notify BSEE &         2
NTL.........................   responsible party
                               of oil spills from
                               operations at
                               another facility.
50; 51......................  Submit response plan  42
                               for facility in
                               State waters by
                               modifying existing
                               OCS plan.
50; 52......................  Submit response plan  100
                               for facility in
                               State waters
                               following format
                               for OCS plan.
50; 53......................  Submit response plan  89
                               for facility in
                               State waters
                               developed under
                               State requirements.
54..........................  Submit description    5
                               of oil-spill
                               prevention
                               procedures.
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    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have 
identified no non-hour paperwork cost burdens for this collection.
    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.
    Comments: Before submitting an ICR to OMB, PRA section 
3506(c)(2)(A)

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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 and 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.
    Agencies must also estimate the non-hour paperwork cost burdens to 
respondents or recordkeepers resulting from the collection of 
information. Therefore, if you have other than hour burden costs to 
generate, maintain, and disclose this information, you should comment 
and provide your total capital and startup cost components or annual 
operation, maintenance, and purchase of service components. For further 
information on this burden, refer to 5 CFR 1320.3(b)(1) and (2), or 
contact the Bureau representative listed previously in this notice.
    We will summarize written responses to this notice and address them 
in our submission for OMB approval. As a result of your comments, we 
will make any necessary adjustments to the burden in our submission to 
OMB.
    Public Comment Procedures: 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.
    Acting BSEE Information Collection Clearance Officer: Cheryl 
Blundon (703) 787-1607.

    Dated: May 30, 2012.
Robert W. Middleton,
Deputy Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.
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