[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 40 (Thursday, February 28, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13695-13706]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04626]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

[OMB Number 1010-0176]


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

ACTION: 30-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 notifying the public that 
we have submitted an information collection request (ICR) to the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This ICR 
concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 
``Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the 
Outer Continental Shelf.'' This notice provides the public a second 
opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection.

DATES: Submit written comments by April 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on this ICR to the Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior at OMB-

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

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    OMB Control Number: 1010-0176.
    Title: 30 CFR 585, Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing 
Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf.
    Forms: BOEM-0002, BOEM-0003, BOEM-0004, BOEM-0005, BOEM-0006.
    Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended 
(43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq. and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), authorizes the 
Secretary of the Interior to issue leases, easements, or rights-of-way 
on the OCS for activities that produce or support production, 
transportation, or transmission of energy from sources other than oil 
and gas (renewable energy). Specifically, subsection 8(p) of the OCS 
Lands Act, as amended by section 388 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 
(Pub. L. 109-58), directs the Secretary of the Interior to issue any 
necessary regulations to carry out the OCS renewable energy program. 
The Secretary delegated this authority to the Bureau of Ocean Energy 
Management (BOEM).
    The BOEM has issued regulations at 30 CFR part 585 that establish 
procedures for administering the renewable energy program on the OCS 
and for authorizing other energy and marine-related activities that 
involve the alternate use of existing facilities on the OCS. This 
notice concerns the reporting and recordkeeping elements required by 
these regulations.
    Respondents operating under these regulations conduct commercial 
and noncommercial technology projects that include installation, 
construction, operation and maintenance, and decommissioning of 
offshore facilities, as well as possible onshore support facilities. 
The BOEM must ensure that these activities and operations on the OCS 
are performed in a safe and environmentally sound manner, do not 
interfere with the rights of other users on the OCS, and balance the 
protection and development of OCS resources. Therefore, BOEM needs 
information concerning the proposed activities, facilities, safety 
equipment, inspections and tests, and natural and manmade hazards near 
the site, as well as assurance of fiscal responsibility.
    The BOEM uses forms to collect some information to ensure proper 
and efficient administration of OCS renewable energy leases and grants 
and to document the financial responsibility of lessees and grantees. 
Forms BOEM-0002, BOEM-0003, BOEM-0004, and BOEM-0006 are used by 
renewable energy entities on the OCS to designate an operator and to 
assign or relinquish a lease or grant. Form BOEM-0005 is used to 
procure and submit a bond for the purpose of meeting financial 
assurance requirements as set forth in the regulations. As a result of 
respondent input, BOEM is rewording one line on BOEM-0005 to match 
language on a similar form for the oil and gas program; this does not 
change the burden. The BOEM maintains the submitted forms as official 
lease and grant records pertaining to operating responsibilities, 
ownership, and financial responsibility.
    We will protect information considered proprietary under the 
Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing 
regulations (43 CFR part 2) and under regulations at 30 CFR 585.113, 
addressing disclosure of data and information to be made available to 
the public and others. No items of a sensitive nature are collected. 
Responses are mandatory or required to obtain a benefit.
    Frequency: On occasion or annually.
    Description of Respondents: Companies interested in renewable 
energy-related uses on the OCS and holders of leases and grants under 
30 CFR Part 585.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: The estimated 
annual hour burden for this collection is 30,902 hours. The following 
table details the individual components and estimated hour burdens. In 
calculating the burdens, we assumed that respondents perform certain 
requirements in the normal course of their activities. We consider 
these to be usual and customary and took that into account in 
estimating the burden.

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                                                                                     Non-hour cost burdens
                                      Reporting and                          -----------------------------------
   Section(s) in  30 CFR 585          recordkeeping           Hour burden      Average number of   Annual burden
                                     requirement \1\                           annual responses        hours
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                                          Subpart A--General Provisions
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102; 105; 110..................  These sections contain general references    0.................
                                  to submitting comments, requests,
                                  applications, plans, notices, reports, and/
                                  or supplemental information for BOEM
                                  approval--burdens covered under specific
                                  requirements.
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102(e).........................  State and local          1.................  2 agreements......               2
                                  governments enter into
                                  task force or joint
                                  planning or
                                  coordination agreement
                                  with BOEM.
103; 904; 910..................  Request general          2.................  6 requests........              12
                                  departures not
                                  specifically covered
                                  elsewhere in part 585.
105(c).........................  Make oral requests or    1.................  8 requests........               8
                                  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.................  20 evidence                     40
 302(a); 408(b)(7); 409(c);       qualifications to hold                       submissions.
 1005(d); 1007(c); 1013(b)(7).    a lease or grant;
                                  submit required
                                  supporting information
                                  (electronically if
                                  required).

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106(b)(1)......................  Request exception from   1.................  1 exception.......               1
                                  exclusion or
                                  disqualification from
                                  participating in
                                  transactions covered
                                  by Federal non-
                                  procurement debarment
                                  and suspension system.
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106(b)(2), (3); 225; 527(c);     Request reconsideration  Requirement not considered IC under 5                0
 705(c)(2); 1016.                 and/or hearing..         CFR 1320.3(h)(9)
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108; 530(b)....................  Notify BOEM within 3     1.................  1 notice..........               1
                                  business days after
                                  learning of any action
                                  filed alleging
                                  respondent is
                                  insolvent or bankrupt.
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109............................  Notify BOEM in writing   Requirement not considered IC under 5                0
                                  of merger, name          CFR 1320.3(h)(1).
                                  change, or change of
                                  business form no later
                                  than 120 days after
                                  earliest of either the
                                  effective date or
                                  filing date.
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111............................  Within 30 days of        .5................  4 fee submissions.               2
                                  receiving bill, submit
                                  processing fee
                                  payments for BOEM
                                  document or study
                                  preparation to process
                                  applications and other
                                  requests.
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                                                                       4 payments x $4,000 = $16,000
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111(b)(2), (3).................  Submit comments on       2.................  4 processing fee                 8
                                  proposed processing                          comments or
                                  fee or request                               reduction
                                  approval to perform or                       requests.
                                  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............  1 submission......          19,000
                                  develop, etc., all or
                                  part of any document,
                                  study, or other
                                  activity; and provide
                                  results to BOEM to
                                  reduce BOEM processing
                                  fee.
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111(b)(3)......................  Pay contractor for all        3 contractor payments x $950,000 = $2,850,000
                                  or part of any
                                  document, study, or
                                  other activity, and
                                  provide results to
                                  BOEM to reduce BOEM
                                  processing costs.
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111(b)(7); 118(a); 436(c)......  Appeal BOEM estimated     Exempt under 5 CFR 1320.4(a)(2), (c).               0
                                  processing costs,
                                  decisions, or orders
                                  pursuant to 30 CFR 590.
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113(b).........................  Respond to the Freedom   4.................  1 agreement.......               4
                                  of Information Act
                                  release schedule.
115(c).........................  Request approval to use  1.................  1 request.........               1
                                  later edition of a
                                  document incorporated
                                  by reference or
                                  alternative compliance.
116............................  The Director may         4.................  25................             100
                                  occasionally request
                                  information to
                                  administer and carry
                                  out the offshore
                                  renewable energy
                                  program via Federal
                                  Register Notices.
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118(c); 225(b).................  Within 15 days of bid    Requirement not considered IC under 5                0
                                  rejection, request       CFR 1320.3(h)(9).
                                  reconsideration of bid
                                  decision or rejection.
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    Subtotal...................  .......................  ..................  74 responses......    19,179 hours
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                                                                                   $2,866,000 non-hour costs
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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 references to information submissions,                 0
                                  approvals, requests, applications, plans, payments, etc., the
                                  burdens for which are covered elsewhere in part 585.
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210; 211(a-c); 212 thru 216....  Submit nominations and   Not considered IC as defined in 5 CFR                0
                                  general comments in      1320.3(h)(4).
                                  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.
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210; 211(a-c); 212 thru 216....  Submit comments and      4.................  30 comments.......             120
                                  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,    5.................  12 bids...........              60
 231(c)(2).                       and required
                                  information in
                                  response to Federal
                                  Register Final Sale
                                  Notice.
224............................  Within 10 business       1.................  5 lease executions               5
                                  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
                                  leases.
230; 231(a)....................  Submit unsolicited       5.................  5 unsolicited                   25
                                  request and                                  requests.
                                  acquisition fee for a
                                  commercial or limited
                                  lease.
231(b).........................  Submit comments in       4.................  4 comments........              16
                                  response to Federal
                                  Register notice re
                                  interest of
                                  unsolicited request
                                  for a lease.
231(g).........................  Within 10 business days  2.................  5 leases..........              10
                                  of receiving lease
                                  documents, execute
                                  lease; file financial
                                  assurance and
                                  supporting
                                  documentation--noncomp
                                  etitive leases.
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231(g).........................  Within 45 days of        Burdens covered by information                       0
                                  receiving lease          collections approved for ONRR 30 CFR
                                  copies, submit rent      Chapter XII.
                                  and rent information.
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235(b); 236(b).................  Request additional time  1.................  5.................               5
                                  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.................  1 request.........               1
                                  and effective 1st day
                                  of month in which
                                  signed.
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238............................  Submit project plans...  Burden covered under SAPs & GAPs Sec.                0
                                                            585.600(a), (c).
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    Subtotal...................  .......................  ..................  67 responses......       242 hours
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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,                 0
                                  approvals, requests, applications, plans, payments, etc., the
                                  burdens for which are covered elsewhere in part 585.
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302(a); 305; 306...............  Submit copies of a       5.................  1 ROW/RUE request.               5
                                  request for a new or
                                  modified ROW or RUE
                                  and required
                                  information, including
                                  qualifications to hold
                                  a grant, in format
                                  specified.
307; 308(a)(1).................  Submit information in    4.................  2 comments........               8
                                  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.................  1 bid.............               5
                                  in response to Federal
                                  Register notice of
                                  auction for a ROW or
                                  RUE grant.
309............................  Submit decision to       2.................  1 grant decision..               2
                                  accept or reject terms
                                  and conditions of
                                  noncompetitive ROW or
                                  RUE grant.
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    Subtotal...................  .......................  ..................  5 responses.......        20 hours
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                                    Subpart D--Lease and Grant Administration
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400; 401; 402; 405; 409; 416,    These sections contain references to information submissions,                 0
 433.                             approvals, requests, applications, plans, payments, etc., the
                                  burdens for which are covered elsewhere in part 585.
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401(b).........................  Take measures directed   100...............  1 cessation                    100
                                  by BOEM in cessation                         measures report.
                                  order and submit
                                  reports in order to
                                  resume activities.
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405(d).........................  Submit written notice    Requirement not considered IC under 5                0
                                  of change of address.    CFR 1320.3(h)(1).
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405(e); Form BOEM-0006.........  If designated operator   1.................  1 new DO notice...               1
                                  (DO) changes, notify
                                  BOEM and identify new
                                  DO for BOEM approval.
408 thru 411; Forms BOEM-0002    Within 90 days after     1 (30 minutes per   2 assignment                     2
 and BOEM-0003.                   last party executes a    form x 2 forms =    requests/
                                  transfer agreement,      1 hour).            instruments
                                  submit copies of a                           submissions.
                                  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
                                  specified.
415(a)(1); 416; 420(a), (b);     Submit request for       10................  2 suspension                    20
 428(b).                          suspension and                               requests.
                                  required information/
                                  payment no later than
                                  90 days prior to lease
                                  or grant expiration.
417(b).........................  Conduct, and if          100...............  1 study/submission             100
                                  required pay for, site-
                                  specific study to
                                  evaluate cause of harm
                                  or damage; and submit
                                  copies of study and
                                  results, in format
                                  specified.
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                                                                       1 study x $950,000 = $950,000
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425 thru 428; 652(a); 235(a),    Request lease or grant   6.................  2 renewal requests              12
 (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-0004.  Submit copies of         1.................  2 relinquishments.               2
                                  application to
                                  relinquish lease or
                                  grant, in format
                                  specified.
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436; 437.......................  Provide information for   Requirement not considered IC under 5               0
                                  reconsideration of                 CFR 1320.3(h)(9).
                                  BOEM decision to
                                  contract or cancel
                                  lease or grant area.
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    Subtotal...................  .......................  ..................  11 responses......       237 hours
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                                                                                           $950,000
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                            Subpart E--Payments and Financial Assurance Requirements
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An * indicates the primary cites for providing bonds or other financial assurance, and the                     0
 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.
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500 thru 509; 1011.............  Submit payor             Burdens covered by information                       0
                                  information, payments    collections approved for ONRR 30 CFR
                                  and payment              Chapter XII.
                                  information, and
                                  maintain auditable
                                  records according to
                                  ONRR regulations or
                                  guidance.
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506(c)(4)......................  Submit documentation of  10 min............  6 forms...........               1
                                  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).

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510; 506(c)(3).................  Submit application and   1.................  1 waiver or rental               1
                                  required information                         reduction.
                                  for waiver or
                                  reduction of rental or
                                  other payment.
* 515; 516; 525(a) thru (f)....  Execute and provide      1.................  6 base-level lease               6
                                  $100,000 minimum lease-                      bonds or other
                                  specific bond or other                       security.
                                  approved security; or
                                  increase bond level if
                                  required.
* 516(a)(2), (3), (b), (c);      Execute and provide      1.................  5 SAP and COP                    5
 517; 525(a) thru (f).            commercial lease                             bonds.
                                  supplemental bonds in
                                  amounts determined by
                                  BOEM.
516(a)(4); 521(c)..............  Execute and provide      1.................  3 decommissioning                3
                                  decommissioning bond                         bonds.
                                  or other financial
                                  assurance; schedule
                                  for providing the
                                  appropriate amount.
517(c)(1)......................  Submit comments on       1.................  3 adjustment                     3
                                  proposed adjustment to                       comments.
                                  bond amounts.
517(c)(2)......................  Request bond reduction   5.................  2 reduction                     10
                                  and submit evidence to                       requests.
                                  justify.
* 520; 521; 525(a) thru (f);     Execute and provide      1.................  1 base-level ROW/                1
 Form BOEM-0005.                  $300,000 minimum                             RUE bond.
                                  limited lease or grant-
                                  specific bond or
                                  increase financial
                                  assurance and required
                                  iniformation.
525(g).........................  Surety notice to lessee  1.................  1 surety notice...               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.................  1 other security                 2
                                  pledge other types of                        pledge.
                                  securities, including
                                  authority for BOEM to
                                  sell and use proceeds
                                  and submit required
                                  information (1 hour
                                  for form).
526(c).........................  Provide annual           1.................  1 statement.......               1
                                  certified statements
                                  describing the nature
                                  and market value,
                                  including brokerage
                                  firm statements/
                                  reports.
* 527; 531.....................  Demonstrate financial    10................  1.................              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................  1.................              10
                                  indemnity; financial
                                  information/
                                  statements; additional
                                  bond info; executed
                                  guarantor agreement
                                  and supporting
                                  information/
                                  documentation/
                                  agreements.
528(c)(6); 532(b)..............  Guarantor/Surety         1.................  1 request.........               1
                                  requests BOEM
                                  terminate period of
                                  liability and notifies
                                  lessee or ROW/RUE
                                  grant holder, etc.
* 529..........................  In lieu of surety bond,  2.................  1 decommissioning                2
                                  request authorization                        account.
                                  to establish
                                  decommissioning
                                  account, including
                                  written authorizations
                                  and approvals
                                  associated with
                                  account.
530............................  Notify BOEM promptly of  1.................  1 notice..........               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.................  1 surety agreement               3
                                  surety issuing new
                                  bond to assume all or
                                  portion of outstanding
                                  liabilities.
536(b).........................  Within 10 business days  16................  1 agreement                      8
                                  following BOEM notice,                       demonstration
                                  lessee, grant holder,                        every 2 years.
                                  or surety agrees to
                                  and demonstrates to
                                  BOEM that lease will
                                  be brought into
                                  compliance.
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    Subtotal...................  .......................  ..................  37 responses......        69 hours
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                                  Subpart F--Plans and Information Requirements
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Two ** indicate the primary cites for Site Assessment Plans (SAPs), Construction and Operations                0
 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.
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** 600(a); 601(a), (b); 605      Within time specified    240...............  6 SAPs............           1,440
 thru 614; 238; 810.              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 specified.
** 600(b); 601(c), (d)(1);       If requesting an         1,000.............  3 COPs............           3,000
 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 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
                                  specified.
** 600(c); 601(a), (b); 640      Within time specified    240...............  1 GAP.............             240
 thru 648; 651; 238; 810.         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 specified.
** 601(d)(2); 622; 628(f); 632;  Submit revised or        50................  1 revised or                    50
 634; 658(c)(3); 907.             modified COPs,                               modified COP.
                                  including project
                                  easements, and all
                                  required additional
                                  information.
 602 \2\.......................  Until BOEM releases      2.................  9 records                       18
                                  financial assurance,                         maintenance/
                                  respondents must                             submissions.
                                  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................  1 revised or                    50
                                  modified SAPs and                            modified SAP.
                                  required additional
                                  information.
612; 647.......................  Submit copy of SAP or    1.................  4 leases..........               4
                                  GAP consistency
                                  certification and
                                  supporting
                                  documentation,
                                  including
                                  noncompetitive leases.
615(a).........................  Notify BOEM in writing   1.................  5 completion                     5
                                  within 30 days of                            construction
                                  completion of                                notices.
                                  construction and
                                  installation
                                  activities under SAP.
615(b).........................  Submit annual report     30................  8 annual reports..             240
                                  summarizing findings
                                  from site assessment
                                  activities.
615(c).........................  Submit annual, or at     40................  8 compliance                   320
                                  other time periods as                        certifications.
                                  BOEM determines, SAP
                                  compliance
                                  certification,
                                  effectiveness
                                  statement,
                                  recommendations,
                                  reports, supporting
                                  documentation, etc.
617(a).........................  Notify BOEM in writing   10................  1 notice before                 10
                                  before conducting any                        activity.
                                  activities not
                                  approved, or provided
                                  for, in SAP; provide
                                  additional information
                                  if requested.
                                                         ----------------------------------------
627(c).........................  Submit oil spill           Burden covered under BSEE 1014-0007                0
                                  response plan as
                                  required by BSEE 30
                                  CFR part 254.
                                                         ----------------------------------------
631............................  Request deviation from   2.................  1 deviation                      2
                                  approved COP schedule.                       request.
633(b).........................  Submit annual, or at     50................  9 compliance                   450
                                  other time periods as                        certifications.
                                  BOEM determines, COP
                                  compliance
                                  certification,
                                  effectiveness
                                  statement,
                                  recommendations,
                                  reports, supporting
                                  documentation, etc.

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634(a).........................  Notify BOEM in writing   10................  1 notice before                 10
                                  before conducting any                        activity.
                                  activities not
                                  approved or provided
                                  for in COP, and
                                  provide additional
                                  information if
                                  requested.
635............................  Notify BOEM any time     1.................  1 termination                    1
                                  commercial operations                        notice.
                                  cease without an
                                  approved suspension.
636(a).........................  Notify BOEM in writing   1.................  3 commence notices               3
                                  no later than 30 days
                                  after commencing
                                  activities associated
                                  with placement of
                                  facilities on lease
                                  area.
636(b).........................  Notify BOEM in writing   1.................  3 completion                     3
                                  no later than 30 days                        notices.
                                  after completion of
                                  construction and
                                  installation
                                  activities.
636(c).........................  Notify BOEM in writing   1.................  3 initial ops                    3
                                  at least 7 days before                       notices.
                                  commencing commercial
                                  operations.
** 642(b); 648; 655; 658(c)(3).  Submit revised or        50................  1 revised or                    50
                                  modified GAPs and                            modified GAP.
                                  required additional
                                  information.
651............................  Before beginning         30................  5 surveys/reports.             150
                                  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.................  5 completion                     5
                                  within 30 days of                            notices.
                                  completing
                                  installation
                                  activities under the
                                  GAP.
653(b).........................  Submit annual report     30................  8 annual reports..             240
                                  summarizing findings
                                  from activities
                                  conducted under
                                  approved GAP.
653(c).........................  Submit annual, or at     40................  8 compliance                   320
                                  other time periods as                        certifications.
                                  BOEM determines, GAP
                                  compliance
                                  certification,
                                  recommendations,
                                  reports, etc.
655(a).........................  Notify BOEM in writing   10................  1 notice before                 10
                                  before conducting any                        activity.
                                  activities not
                                  approved or provided
                                  for in GAP, and
                                  provide additional
                                  information if
                                  requested.
656............................  Notify BOEM any time     1.................  1 termination                    1
                                  approved GAP                                 notice.
                                  activities cease
                                  without an approved
                                  suspension.
658(c)(1)......................  If after construction,   3.................  1 deviation notice/              3
                                  cable or pipeline                            BOEM evidence.
                                  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    70................  10 air quality                 700
                                  air quality modeling                         modeling reports/
                                  protocol, conduct air                        information.
                                  quality modeling, and
                                  submit 3 copies of air
                                  quality modeling
                                  report and 3 sets of
                                  digital files as
                                  supporting information
                                  to plans.
                                                                             -----------------------------------
    Subtotal...................  .......................  ..................  108 responses.....     7,328 hours
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                            Subpart G--Facility Design, Fabrication, and Installation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Three *** indicate the primary cites for the reports discussed in this subpart, and the burdens                0
 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...............  3 Facility Design              600
                                  Report, including                            Reports.
                                  copies of the cover
                                  letter, certification
                                  statement, and all
                                  required information
                                  (1-3 paper or
                                  electronic copies as
                                  specified).
***700(a)(2); (b), (c); 702....  Submit copies of a       160...............  3 Fabrication &                480
                                  Fabrication and                              Installation
                                  Installation Report,                         Reports.
                                  certification
                                  statement and all
                                  required information,
                                  in format specified.

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705(a)(3); 707; 712............  Certified Verification   100...............  3 CVA design                   300
                                  Agent (CVA) conducts                         interim reports.
                                  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 specified.
                                                          100...............  3 CVA final                    300
                                                                               reports.
705(a)(3); 708; 709; 710; 712..  CVA conducts             100...............  3 CVA interim                  300
                                  independent                                  reports.
                                  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 specified.
                                                          100...............  3 CVA final                    300
                                                                               reports.
703***; 705(a)(3); 712; 815....  CVA/project engineer     20................  1 interim report..              20
                                  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 specified.
                                                          15................  1 final report....              15
705(c).........................  Request waiver of CVA    40................  1 waiver..........              40
                                  requirement in
                                  writing; lessee must
                                  demonstrate standard
                                  design and best
                                  practices.
706............................  Submit for approval      16................  13 new CVA                     208
                                  with SAP, COP, or GAP,                       nominations.
                                  initial nominations
                                  for a CVA or new
                                  replacement CVA
                                  nomination, and
                                  required information.
708(b)(2)......................  Lessee or grant holder   1.................  1 notice..........               1
                                  notify BOEM if
                                  modifications
                                  identified by CVA/
                                  project engineer are
                                  accepted.
709(a)(14); 710(a)(2), (e) \2\.  Make fabrication         1.................  3 records                        3
                                  quality control,                             retention.
                                  installation towing,
                                  and other records
                                  available to CVA/
                                  project engineer for
                                  review (retention
                                  required by Sec.
                                  585.714).
713............................  Notify BOEM within 10    1.................  2 commence notices               2
                                  business days after
                                  commencing commercial
                                  operations.
714 \2\........................  Until BOEM releases      100...............  3 lessees.........             300
                                  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.
                                                                             -----------------------------------
    Subtotal...................  .......................  ..................  43 responses......     2,869 hours
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Subpart H--Environmental and Safety Management, Inspections, and Facility Assessments for Activities Conducted
                                           Under SAPs, COPs, and GAPs
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
801(c), (d)....................  Notify BOEM if           1.................  2 notices.........               2
                                  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
                                  activities.
801(e), (f)....................  Submit information to    6.................  2 ESA/MMPA                      12
                                  ensure proposed                              submissions.
                                  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.

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802; 902(e)....................  Notify BOEM of           3.................  1 archaeological                 3
                                  archaeological                               notice.
                                  resource within 72
                                  hours of discovery.
802(b), (c)....................  If requested, conduct    10................  1 archaeological                10
                                  further archaeological                       report.
                                  investigations and
                                  submit report/
                                  information.
802(d).........................  If applicable, submit    .5................  1 payment.........              .5
                                  payment for BOEM costs
                                  in carrying out
                                  National Historic
                                  Preservation Act
                                  responsibilities.
803............................  If required, conduct     15................  2 survey/report...              30
                                  additional surveys to
                                  define boundaries and
                                  avoidance distances
                                  and submit report.
810***; 614; 627; 632(b); 651..  Submit safety            35................  10 safety                      350
                                  management system                            management
                                  description with the                         systems.
                                  SAP, COP, or GAP.
813(b)(1)......................  Report within 24 hours   .5................  3 equipment                    1.5
                                  when any required                            reports.
                                  equipment taken out of
                                  service for more than
                                  12 hours; provide
                                  written confirmation
                                  if reported orally.
                                                          1.................  1 written                        1
                                                                               confirmation.
813(b)(3)......................  Notify BOEM when         .5................  3 return to                    1.5
                                  equipment returned to                        service notices.
                                  service; provide
                                  written confirmation
                                  if reported orally.
815(c).........................  When required, analyze   1.5...............  1 analysis report.             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           2.................  1 corrective                     2
                                  corrective action                            action plan and
                                  report on observed                           report.
                                  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.................  4 records                        4
                                  financial assurance,                         retention.
                                  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.................  1 reimbursement                  2
                                  within 90 days for                           request.
                                  food, quarters, and
                                  transportation
                                  provided to BOEM reps
                                  during inspection.
824(a) \2\.....................  Develop annual self      24................  4 self assessment               96
                                  inspection plan                              plans.
                                  covering all
                                  facilities; retain
                                  with records, and make
                                  available to BOEM upon
                                  request.
824(b).........................  Conduct annual self      36................  4 annual reports..             144
                                  inspection and submit
                                  report by November 1.
825............................  Based on API RP 2A-WSD,  60................  4 assessments and              240
                                  perform assessment of                        mitigation
                                  structures, initiate                         actions.
                                  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       Oral..............  6 incidents.......               3
                                  incidents to BOEM via   .5................
                                  oral communications,
                                  submit written follow-
                                  up report within 15
                                  business days after
                                  the incident, and
                                  submit any required
                                  additional information.
                                                          Written...........  1 incident........               4
                                                          4.................
                                                         ----------------------------------------
830(d).........................  Report oil spills as      Burden covered under BSEE 1014-0007.                0
                                  required by BSEE 30
                                  CFR 254.
                                                         -------------------------------------------------------
    Subtotal...................  .......................  ..................  52 responses......       908 hours
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                                           Subpart I--Decommissioning
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Four **** indicate the primary cites for the reports discussed in this subpart, and the burdens include any
 previous or subsequent references throughout part 585 to submitting and obtaining approval. This subpart
 contains references to other information submissions, approvals, requests, applications, plans, etc., the
 burdens for which are covered elsewhere in part 585.
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[[Page 13705]]

 
**** 902; 905, 906; 907;         Submit for approval, in  20................  1 decommissioning               20
 908(c); 909.                     format specified,                            application.
                                  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
                                  application.
902(d); 908;...................  Notify BOEM at least 60  1.................  1 decommissioning                1
                                  days before commencing                       notice.
                                  decommissioning
                                  activities.
910............................  Within 60 days after     1.................  1 removal                        1
                                  removing a facility,                         verification.
                                  verify to BOEM that
                                  site is cleared.
912............................  Within 60 days after     8.................  1 removal report..               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.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Subtotal...................  .......................  ..................  4 responses.......        30 hours
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Subpart J--RUEs for Energy- and Marine-Related Activities Using Existing OCS Facilities
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1004, 1005, 1006...............  Contact owner of         1.................  1 request for RUE                1
                                  existing facility and/                       to use existing
                                  or lessee of the area                        facility.
                                  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.................  1 response........               4
                                  competitive interest
                                  in response to Federal
                                  Register notice.
1007(c)........................  Submit description of    5.................  1 submission......               5
                                  proposed activities
                                  and required
                                  information in
                                  response to Federal
                                  Register notice of
                                  competitive offering.
1007(f)........................  Lessee or owner of       1.................  1 decision........               1
                                  facility submits
                                  decision to accept or
                                  reject proposals
                                  deemed acceptable by
                                  BOEM.
1010(c)........................  Request renewal of       6.................  1 renewal request.               6
                                  Alternate Use RUE.
1012; 1016(b)..................  Provide financial        1.................  1 bond or other                  1
                                  assurance as BOEM                            security.
                                  determines in
                                  approving RUE for an
                                  existing facility,
                                  including additional
                                  security if required.
1013...........................  Submit request for       1.................  1 RUE assignment                 1
                                  assignment of an                             request.
                                  alternative use RUE
                                  for an existing
                                  facility, including
                                  all required
                                  information.
1015...........................  Request relinquishment   1.................  1 RUE relinquish..               1
                                  of RUE for an existing
                                  facility.
                                                                             -----------------------------------
    Subtotal...................  .......................  ..................  8 responses.......        20 hours
                                                                             -----------------------------------
                                                                              409 Responses.....    30,902 Hours
                                                                             -----------------------------------
        Total Burden...........  .......................  ..................   $3,816,000 Non-Hour Cost Burdens
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ In the future, BOEM may require electronic filing of certain submissions.
\2\ Retention of these records is usual and customary business practice; the burden is primarily to make them
  available to BOEM and CVAs.

    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: The 
estimated non-hour cost burdens total $3,816,000. The non-hour cost 
burdens consist of service fees for BOEM document/study preparation, 
costs for paying a contractor instead of BOEM, and costs for a site-
specific study and report to evaluate the cause of harm to natural 
resources.
    Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) 
provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 
Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated 
to respond.

[[Page 13706]]

    Comments: Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et 
seq.,) requires each agency ``* * * to provide notice * * * and 
otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies 
concerning each proposed collection of information * * *'' Agencies 
must specifically solicit comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the 
collection is necessary or useful; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the 
quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and (d) minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of 
technology.
    To comply with the public consultation process, on October 10, 
2012, BOEM published a Federal Register notice (77 FR 61633) announcing 
that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. This notice provided 
the required 60-day comment period. We received one comment. The Marine 
Mammal Commission states that BOEM's reporting requirements provide a 
systematic and uniform method to track compliance with regulations, 
including those that protect marine resources. Therefore, the 
Commission supports BOEM's request to OMB to approve the renewal of 
this collection.
    Public Availability of Comments: Before including your address, 
phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information 
in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--
including your personal identifying information--may be made publicly 
available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold 
your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

     Dated:February 7, 2013.
Deanna Meyer-Pietruszka,
Chief, Office of Policy, Regulations, and Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2013-04626 Filed 2-27-13; 8:45 am]
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