[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 196 (Wednesday, October 10, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61633-61639]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-24878]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

[OMB Control Number 1010-0176]


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

ACTION: 60-day notice.

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SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) 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 ``Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing 
Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf.''

DATES: Submit written comments by December 10, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Please send your comments on this ICR 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); or 703-787-1209 (fax). 
Please reference ICR 1010-0176 in your comment and include your name 
and return address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlene Bajusz, Office of Policy, 
Regulations, and Analysis at (703) 787-1025 to request additional 
information about this ICR or copies of the referenced forms.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0176.
    Title: 30 CFR Part 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 for OCS renewable 
energy activities at 30 CFR Part 585; this notice concerns the 
reporting and recordkeeping elements required by these regulations.
    Respondents operate 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 
pollution-free 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. 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 currently 
approved annual reporting burden for this collection is 31,124 hours. 
The following table details the individual components and respective 
hour burden estimates of this ICR.

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                                                           Hour burden
                                    Reporting and       ----------------
         30 CFR 585           recordkeeping requirement   Non-hour cost
                                         \1\                  burden
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                      Subpart A--General Provisions
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102; 105; 110...............  These sections contain     0.
                               general references to
                               submitting comments,
                               requests, applications,
                               plans, notices, reports,
                               and/or supplemental
                               information for BOEM
                               approval--burdens
                               covered under specific
                               requirements.
102(e); 203, 231(e); 326....  State and local            1.
                               governments enter into
                               task force or joint
                               planning or coordination
                               agreement with BOEM.
103; 904; 910...............  Request general            2.
                               departures not
                               specifically covered
                               elsewhere in part 585.
105(c)......................  Make oral requests or      1.
                               notifications and submit
                               written follow up within
                               3 business days not
                               specifically covered
                               elsewhere in part 585.
106; 107; 213(e); 230(f);     Submit evidence of         2.
 302(a); 408(b)(7); 409(c);    qualifications to hold a
 1005(d); 1007(c);             lease or grant; submit
 1013(b)(7).                   required and supporting
                               information
                               (electronically, if
                               required).
106(b)(1)...................  Request exception from     1.
                               exclusion or
                               disqualification from
                               participating in
                               transactions covered by
                               Federal non-procurement
                               debarment and suspension
                               system.
106(b)(2), (3); 225; 527(c);  Request reconsideration    0.
 705(c)(2); 1016.              and/or hearing.
                               Requirement not
                               considered IC under 5
                               CFR 1320.3(h)(9).
108; 530(b).................  Notify BOEM within 3       1.
                               business days after
                               learning of any action
                               filed alleging
                               respondent is insolvent
                               or bankrupt.
109.........................  Notify BOEM in writing of  0.
                               merger, name change, or
                               change of business form
                               no later than 120 days
                               after earliest of either
                               the effective date or
                               filing date. Requirement
                               not considered IC under
                               5 CFR 1320.3(h)(1).
111.........................  Within 30 days of          0.5.
                               receiving bill, submit
                               processing fee payments
                               for BOEM document or
                               study preparation to
                               process applications and
                               other requests.
                                                         $4,000.
111(b)(2), (3)..............  Submit comments on         2.
                               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 costs.
111(b)(3)...................  Perform, conduct,          19,000.
                               develop, etc., all or
                               part of any document,
                               study, or other
                               activity; and provide
                               results to BOEM to
                               reduce BOEM processing
                               fee.
111(b)(3)...................  Pay contractor for all or  $950,000.
                               part of any document,
                               study, or other
                               activity, and provide
                               results to BOEM to
                               reduce BOEM processing
                               costs.
111(b)(7); 118(a); 436(c)...  Appeal BOEM estimated      0.
                               processing costs,
                               decisions, or orders
                               pursuant to 30 CFR 590.
                               Exempt under 5 CFR
                               1320.4(a)(2), (c).
113(b)......................  Respond to the Freedom of  4.
                               Information Act release
                               schedule.
115(c)......................  Request approval to use    1.
                               later edition of a
                               document incorporated by
                               reference or alternative
                               compliance.
116.........................  The Director may           4.
                               occasionally request
                               information to
                               administer and carry out
                               the offshore renewable
                               energy program via
                               Federal Register Notices.
118(c); 225(b)..............  Within 15 days of bid      0.
                               rejection, request
                               reconsideration of bid
                               decision or rejection.
                               Requirement not
                               considered IC under 5
                               CFR 1320.3(h)(9).
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           Subpart B--Issuance of OCS Renewable Energy Leases
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200; 224; 231; 235; 236; 238  These sections contain     0.
                               references to
                               information submissions,
                               approvals, requests,
                               applications, plans,
                               payments, etc., the
                               burdens for which are
                               covered elsewhere in
                               part 585.
210; 211(a-c); 212 thru 216.  Submit nominations and     Not considered
                               general comments in        IC as defined
                               response to Federal        in 5 CFR
                               Register notices on        1320.3(h)(4).
                               Request for Interest in
                               OCS Leasing, Call for
                               Information and
                               Nominations (Call), Area
                               Identification, and
                               Notices of Sale.
                               Includes industry, State
                               & local governments.
                              Submit comments and        4.
                               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 governments.
211(d); 216; 220 thru 223;    Submit bid, payments, and  5.
 231(c)(2).                    required information in
                               response to Federal
                               Register Final Sale
                               Notice.
224.........................  Within 10 business days,   1.
                               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.
230; 231(a).................  Submit unsolicited         5.
                               request and acquisition
                               fee for a commercial or
                               limited lease.
231(b)......................  Submit comments in         4.
                               response to Federal
                               Register notice re
                               interest of unsolicited
                               request for a lease.
231(g)......................  Within 10 business days    2.
                               of receiving lease
                               documents, execute
                               lease; file financial
                               assurance and supporting
                               documentation.
231(g)......................  Within 45 days of          0.
                               receiving lease copies,
                               submit rent and rent
                               information. Burdens
                               covered by information
                               collections approved for
                               ONRR 30 CFR Chapter XII.

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235(b); 236(b)..............  Request additional time    1.
                               to extend preliminary or
                               site assessment term of
                               commercial or limited
                               lease, including revised
                               schedule for SAP, COP,
                               or GAP submission.
237(b)......................  Request lease be dated     1.
                               and effective 1st day of
                               month in which signed.
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  Subpart C--ROW Grants and RUE Grants for Renewable Energy Activities
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306; 309; 315; 316..........  These sections contain
                               references to
                               information submissions,
                               approvals, requests,
                               applications, plans,
                               payments, etc., the
                               burdens for which are
                               covered elsewhere in
                               part 585.
302(a); 305; 306............  Submit copies, in format   5.
                               specified, of request
                               for a new or modified
                               ROW or RUE and required
                               information, including
                               qualifications to hold a
                               grant.
307; 308(a)(1)..............  Submit information in      4.
                               response to Federal
                               Register notice of
                               proposed ROW or RUE
                               grant area or comments
                               on notice of grant
                               auction.
308(a)(2), (b); 315; 316....  Submit bid and payments    5.
                               in response to Federal
                               Register notice of
                               auction for a ROW or RUE
                               grant.
309.........................  Submit decision to accept  2.
                               or reject terms and
                               conditions of
                               noncompetitive ROW or
                               RUE grant.
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                Subpart D--Lease and Grant Administration
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400; 401; 402; 405; 409;      These sections contain     0.
 416, 433.                     references to
                               information submissions,
                               approvals, requests,
                               applications, plans,
                               payments, etc., the
                               burdens for which are
                               covered elsewhere in
                               part 585.
401(b)......................  Take measures directed by  100.
                               BOEM in cessation order
                               and submit reports in
                               order to resume
                               activities.
405(d)......................  Submit written notice of   0.
                               change of address.
                               Requirement not
                               considered IC under 5
                               CFR 1320.3(h)(1).
405(e); Form BOEM-0006......  If designated operator     1.
                               (DO) changes, notify
                               BOEM and identify new DO
                               for BOEM approval.
408 thru 411; Forms BOEM-     Within 90 days after last  0.5.
 0002 and BOEM-0003.           party executes a
                               transfer agreement,
                               submit copies, in format
                               specified, of 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.
415(a)(1); 416; 420(a), (b);  Submit request for         10.
 428(b).                       suspension and required
                               information/payment no
                               later than 90 days prior
                               to lease or grant
                               expiration.
417(b)......................  Conduct and, if required,  100.
                               pay for site-specific
                               study to evaluate cause
                               of harm or damage; and
                               submit copies, in format
                               specified, of study and
                               results.
                                                         $950,000.
425 thru 428; 652(a);         Request lease or grant     6.
 235(a), (c).                  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 information.
435; 658(c)(2); Form BOEM-    Submit copies, in format   1.
 0004.                         specified, of
                               application to
                               relinquish lease or
                               grant.
436; 437....................  Provide information for    0.
                               reconsideration of BOEM
                               decision to contract or
                               cancel lease or grant
                               area. Requirement not
                               considered IC under 5
                               CFR 1320.3(h)(9).
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        Subpart E--Payments and Financial Assurance Requirements
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An * indicates the primary cites for providing bonds or  0.
 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 filing of
 submissions.
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500 thru 509; 1011..........  Submit payor information,  0.
                               payments and payment
                               information, and
                               maintain auditable
                               records according to
                               ONRR regulations or
                               guidance. Burdens
                               covered by information
                               collections approved for
                               ONRR 30 CFR Chapter XII.
506(c)(4)...................  Submit documentation of    10 min.
                               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).
510; 506(c)(3)..............  Submit application and     1.
                               required information for
                               waiver or reduction of
                               rental or other payment.
* 515; 516; 525(a) thru (f).  Execute and provide        1.
                               $100,000 minimum lease-
                               specific bond or other
                               approved security; or
                               increase bond level if
                               required.

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* 516(a)(2), (3), (b), (c);   Execute and provide        1.
 517; 525(a) thru (f).         commercial lease
                               supplemental bonds in
                               amounts determined by
                               BOEM.
516(a)(4); 521(c)...........  Execute and provide        1.
                               decommissioning bond or
                               other financial
                               assurance; schedule for
                               providing the
                               appropriate amount.
517(c)(1)...................  Submit comments on         1.
                               proposed adjustment to
                               bond amounts.
517(c)(2)...................  Request bond reduction     5.
                               and submit evidence to
                               justify.
* 520; 521; 525(a) thru (f);  Execute and provide        1.
 Form BOEM-0005.               $300,000 minimum limited
                               lease or grant-specific
                               bond or increase
                               financial assurance and
                               required information.
525(g)......................  Surety notice to lessee    1.
                               or ROW/RUE grant holder
                               and BOEM within 5
                               business days after
                               initiating insolvency or
                               bankruptcy proceeding,
                               or Treasury decertifies
                               surety.
* 526; Form BOEM-0005.......  In lieu of surety bond,    2.
                               pledge other types of
                               securities, including
                               authority for BOEM to
                               sell and use proceeds,
                               and submit required
                               information.
526(c)......................  Provide annual certified   1.
                               statements describing
                               the nature and market
                               value, including
                               brokerage firm
                               statements/reports.
* 527; 531..................  Demonstrate financial      10.
                               worth/ability to carry
                               out present and future
                               financial obligations,
                               annual updates, and
                               related or subsequent
                               actions/records/reports,
                               etc.
528.........................  Provide third-party        10.
                               indemnity; financial
                               information/statements;
                               additional bond info;
                               executed guarantor
                               agreement and supporting
                               information/
                               documentation/agreements.
528(c)(6); 532(b)...........  Guarantor/Surety requests  1.
                               BOEM terminate period of
                               liability and notifies
                               lessee or ROW/RUE grant
                               holder, etc.
* 529.......................  In lieu of surety bond,    2.
                               request authorization to
                               establish
                               decommissioning account,
                               including written
                               authorizations and
                               approvals associated
                               with account.
530.........................  Notify BOEM promptly of    1.
                               lapse in bond or other
                               security/action filed
                               alleging lessee, surety
                               or guarantor et al is
                               insolvent or bankrupt.
533(a)(2)(ii), (iii)........  Provide agreement from     3.
                               surety issuing new bond
                               to assume all or portion
                               of outstanding
                               liabilities.
536(b)......................  Within 10 business days    16.
                               following BOEM notice,
                               lessee, grant holder, or
                               surety agrees to and
                               demonstrates to BOEM
                               that lease will be
                               brought into compliance.
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              Subpart F--Plans and Information Requirements
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Two ** indicate the primary cites for Site Assessment    0.
 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.
** 600(a); 601(a), (b); 605   Within time specified      240.
 thru 614; 810.                after issuance of a
                               competitive lease or
                               grant, or within time
                               specified after
                               determination of no
                               competitive interest,
                               submit copies, in format
                               specified, of SAP,
                               including information to
                               assist BOEM to comply
                               with NEPA/CZMA such as
                               hazard info, air
                               quality, SEMS, and all
                               required information,
                               certifications,
                               requests, etc.
** 600(b); 601(c), (d)(1);    If requesting an           1,000.
 606(b); 618; 620 thru 629;    operations term for
 632; 633; 810.                commercial lease, within
                               time specified before
                               the end of site
                               assessment term, submit
                               copies, in format
                               specified, of COP, or
                               FERC license
                               application, including
                               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.
** 600(c); 601(a), (b); 640   Within time specified      240.
 thru 648; 651; 810.           after issuance of a
                               competitive lease or
                               grant, or within time
                               specified after
                               determination of no
                               competitive interest,
                               submit copies, in format
                               specified, of GAP,
                               including 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.
** 601(d)(2); 622; 628(f);    Submit revised or          50.
 632; 634; 658(c)(3); 907.     modified COPs, including
                               project easements, and
                               all required additional
                               information.
602 \2\.....................  Until BOEM releases        2.
                               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 GAP.
** 613(a), (d), (e); 617....  Submit revised or          50.
                               modified SAPs and
                               required additional
                               information.
612; 647....................  Submit copy of SAP or GAP  1.
                               consistency
                               certification and
                               supporting documentation.
615(a)......................  Notify BOEM in writing     1.
                               within 30 days of
                               completion of
                               construction and
                               installation activities
                               under SAP.
615(b)......................  Submit annual report       30.
                               summarizing findings
                               from site assessment
                               activities.
615(c)......................  Submit annual, or at       40.
                               other time periods as
                               BOEM determines, SAP
                               compliance
                               certification,
                               effectiveness statement,
                               recommendations,
                               reports, supporting
                               documentation, etc.

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617(a)......................  Notify BOEM in writing     10.
                               before conducting any
                               activities not approved,
                               or provided for, in SAP;
                               provide additional
                               information if requested.
627(c)......................  Submit oil spill response  0.
                               plan as required by BSEE
                               30 CFR part 254. Burden
                               covered under BSEE 1014-
                               0007.
631.........................  Request deviation from     2.
                               approved COP schedule.
633(b)......................  Submit annual, or at       80.
                               other time periods as
                               BOEM determines, COP
                               compliance
                               certification,
                               effectiveness statement,
                               recommendations,
                               reports, supporting
                               documentation, etc.
634(a)......................  Notify BOEM in writing     10.
                               before conducting any
                               activities not approved
                               or provided for in COP,
                               and provide additional
                               information if requested.
635.........................  Notify BOEM any time       1.
                               commercial operations
                               cease without an
                               approved suspension.
636(a)......................  Notify BOEM in writing no  1.
                               later than 30 days after
                               commencing activities
                               associated with
                               placement of facilities
                               on lease area.
636(b)......................  Notify BOEM in writing no  1.
                               later than 30 days after
                               completion of
                               construction and
                               installation activities.
636(c)......................  Notify BOEM in writing at  1.
                               least 7 days before
                               commencing commercial
                               operations.
** 642(b); 648; 655;          Submit revised or          50.
 658(c)(3).                    modified GAPs and
                               required additional
                               information.
651.........................  Before beginning           30.
                               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.).
653(a)......................  Notify BOEM in writing     1.
                               within 30 days of
                               completing installation
                               activities under the GAP.
653(b)......................  Submit annual report       30.
                               summarizing findings
                               from activities
                               conducted under approved
                               GAP.
653(c)......................  Submit annual, or at       40.
                               other time periods as
                               BOEM determines, GAP
                               compliance
                               certification,
                               recommendations,
                               reports, etc.
655(a)......................  Notify BOEM in writing     10.
                               before conducting any
                               activities not approved
                               or provided for in GAP,
                               and provide additional
                               information if requested.
656.........................  Notify BOEM any time       1.
                               approved GAP activities
                               cease without an
                               approved suspension.
658(c)(1)...................  If after construction,     3.
                               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 notices.
659.........................  Determine appropriate air  70.
                               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 plans.
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        Subpart G--Facility Design, Fabrication, and Installation
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Three *** indicate the primary cites for the reports     0.
 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.
*** 700(a)(1), (b), (c); 701  Submit Facility Design     200.
                               Report, including
                               copies, in format
                               specified, of cover
                               letter, certification
                               statement, and all
                               required information (1-
                               3 paper or electronic
                               copies as specified).
*** 700(a)(2); (b), (c); 702  Submit copies, in format   160.
                               specified, of
                               Fabrication and
                               Installation Report,
                               certification statement
                               and all required
                               information.
705(a)(3); 707; 712.........  Certified Verification     100 interim
                               Agent (CVA) conducts       report.
                               independent assessment
                               of the facility design
                               and submits all reports/
                               certifications to lessee
                               or grant holder and
                               BOEM--interim reports if
                               required, and copies, in
                               format specified, of
                               final reports.
                                                         100 final
                                                          report.
705(a)(3); 708; 709; 710;     CVA conducts independent   100 interim
 712.                          assessments/inspections    report.
                               on the fabrication and
                               installation activities,
                               informs lessee or grant
                               holder if procedures are
                               changed or design
                               specifications are
                               modified; and submits
                               all reports/
                               certifications to lessee
                               or grant holder and
                               BOEM--interim reports if
                               required, and copies, in
                               format specified, of
                               final reports.
                                                         100 final
                                                          report.
*** 703; 705(a)(3); 712; 815  CVA/project engineer       20 interim
                               monitors major project     report.
                               modifications and
                               repairs and submits all
                               reports/certifications
                               to lessee or grant
                               holder and BOEM--interim
                               reports if required, and
                               copies, in format
                               specified, of final
                               reports.
                                                         15 final
                                                          report.
705(c)......................  Request waiver of CVA      40.
                               requirement in writing;
                               lessee must demonstrate
                               standard design and best
                               practices.
706.........................  Submit for approval with   16.
                               SAP, COP, or GAP,
                               initial nominations for
                               a CVA or new replacement
                               CVA nomination, and
                               required information.

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708(b)(2)...................  Lessee or grant holder     1.
                               notify BOEM if
                               modifications identified
                               by CVA/project engineer
                               are accepted.
709(a)(14); 710(a)(2), (e)    Make fabrication quality   1.
 \2\.                          control, installation
                               towing, and other
                               records available to CVA/
                               project engineer for
                               review (retention
                               required by Sec.
                               585.714).
713.........................  Notify BOEM within 10      1.
                               business days after
                               commencing commercial
                               operations.
714 \2\.....................  Until BOEM releases        100.
                               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 construction.
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    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  1.
                               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 activities.
801(e), (f).................  Submit information to      6.
                               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 habitat.
802; 902(e).................  Notify BOEM of             3.
                               archaeological resource
                               within 72 hours of
                               discovery.
802(b), (c).................  If requested, conduct      10.
                               further archaeological
                               investigations and
                               submit report/
                               information.
802(d)......................  If applicable, submit      0.5.
                               payment for BOEM costs
                               in carrying out National
                               Historic Preservation
                               Act responsibilities.
803.........................  If required, conduct       15.
                               additional surveys to
                               define boundaries and
                               avoidance distances and
                               submit report.
*** 810; 614; 627; 632(b);    Submit safety management   35.
 651.                          system description with
                               the SAP, COP, or GAP.
813(b)(1)...................  Report within 24 hours     0.5 reports.
                               when any required
                               equipment taken out of
                               service for more than 12
                               hours; provide written
                               confirmation if reported
                               orally.
                                                         1 confirmation
813(b)(3)...................  Notify BOEM when           0.5.
                               equipment returned to
                               service; provide written
                               confirmation if reported
                               orally.
815(c)......................  When required, analyze     1.5.
                               cable, P/L, or facility
                               damage or failures to
                               determine cause and as
                               soon as available submit
                               comprehensive written
                               report.
816.........................  Submit plan of corrective  2.
                               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 completion.
822(a)(2)(iii), (b).........  Until BOEM releases        1.
                               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 inspection.
823.........................  Request reimbursement      2.
                               within 90 days for food,
                               quarters, and
                               transportation provided
                               to BOEM reps during
                               inspection.
824(a) \2\..................  Develop annual self        24.
                               inspection plan covering
                               all facilities; retain
                               with records, and make
                               available to BOEM upon
                               request.
824(b)......................  Conduct annual self        36.
                               inspection and submit
                               report by November 1.
825.........................  Based on API RP 2A-WSD,    60.
                               perform assessment of
                               structures, initiate
                               mitigation actions for
                               structures that do not
                               pass assessment process,
                               retain information, and
                               make available to BOEM
                               upon request.
830(a), (c); 831 thru 833...  Immediately report         0.5 oral.
                               incidents to BOEM via
                               oral communications,
                               submit written follow-up
                               report within 15
                               business days after the
                               incident, and submit any
                               required additional
                               information.
                                                         4 written.
830(d)......................  Report oil spills as       0.
                               required by BSEE 30 CFR
                               254. Burden covered
                               under BSEE 1014-0007.
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                       Subpart I--Decommissioning
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Four **** indicate the primary cites for the reports     0.
 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;      Submit for approval        20.
 908(c); 909.                  copies, in format
                               specified, of 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
                               application.
902(d); 908;................  Notify BOEM at least 60    1.
                               days before commencing
                               decommissioning
                               activities.
910.........................  Within 60 days after       1.
                               removing a facility,
                               verify to BOEM that site
                               is cleared.
912.........................  Within 60 days after       8.
                               removing a facility,
                               cable, or pipeline,
                               submit a written report.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOEM does not anticipate decommissioning activities for at least 5 years
 so the requirements have been given a minimal burden.
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Subpart J--RUEs for Energy- and Marine-Related Activities Using Existing
                             OCS Facilities
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1004, 1005, 1006............  Contact owner of existing  1.
                               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/
                               modifications.
1007(a), (b), (c)...........  Submit indication of       4.
                               competitive interest in
                               response to Federal
                               Register notice.
1007(c).....................  Submit description of      5.
                               proposed activities and
                               required information in
                               response to Federal
                               Register notice of
                               competitive offering.
1007(f).....................  Lessee or owner of         1.
                               facility submits
                               decision to accept or
                               reject proposals deemed
                               acceptable by BOEM.
1010(c).....................  Request renewal of         6.
                               Alternate Use RUE.
1012; 1016(b)...............  Provide financial          1.
                               assurance as BOEM
                               determines in approving
                               RUE for an existing
                               facility, including
                               additional security if
                               required.
1013........................  Submit request for         1.
                               assignment of an
                               alternative use RUE for
                               an existing facility,
                               including all required
                               information.
1015........................  Request relinquishment of  1.
                               RUE for an existing
                               facility.
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\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 
current OMB approved non-hour cost burdens total $3,816,000. We have 
identified three non-hour cost burdens for this collection. These 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.
    Comments: We invite comments on: (1) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its 
duties, including whether the information is useful; (2) the accuracy 
of our burden estimate; (3) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to 
minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Agencies must also estimate the non-hour cost burdens to 
respondents or recordkeepers resulting from the collection of 
information. Therefore, if you have 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. You should describe the methods you 
use to estimate major cost factors, including system and technology 
acquisition, expected useful life of capital equipment, discount 
rate(s), and the period over which you incur costs. Capital and startup 
costs include, among other items, computers and software you purchase 
to prepare for collecting information, monitoring, and record storage 
facilities. You should not include estimates for equipment or services 
purchased: (i) Before October 1, 1995; (ii) to comply with requirements 
not associated with the information collection; (iii) for reasons other 
than to provide information or keep records for the Government; or (iv) 
as part of customary and usual business or private practices.
    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 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.

    Dated: October 2, 2012.
Deanna Meyer-Pietruszka,
Chief, Office of Policy, Regulations, and Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2012-24878 Filed 10-9-12; 8:45 am]
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