Agency Information Collection Activities; Pollution Prevention and Control


Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 101 (Thursday, May 24, 2018)

Federal Register Volume 83, Number 101 (Thursday, May 24, 2018)


Pages 24139-24140

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office

FR Doc No: 2018-11149



Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

Docket ID BSEE-2018-0013; 189E1700D2 ET1SF0000.PSB000.EEEE500000; OMB Control Number 1014-0023

Agency Information Collection Activities; Pollution Prevention and Control

AGENCY: Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) proposes to renew an information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 23, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by either of the following methods listed below:

Electronically go to In the Search box, enter BSEE-2018-0013 then click search. Follow the instructions to submit public comments and view all related materials. We will post all comments.

Email email protected, fax (703) 787-1546, or mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the Interior; Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement; Regulations and Standards Branch; ATTN: Kelly Odom; 45600 Woodland Road, Sterling, VA 20166. Please reference OMB Control Number 1014-0023 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Kelly Odom by email at email protected or by telephone at (703) 787-1775.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format.

We are soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comments addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of BSEE; (2) Will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) Is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) How might BSEE enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) How might BSEE minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology.

Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying information--may be made publicly available at any time.

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While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Abstract: The regulations at 30 CFR part 250, subpart C, concern pollution prevention and control and are the subject of this collection. This request also covers any related Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTLs) that BSEE issues to clarify, supplement, or provide additional guidance on some aspects of our regulations.

In general, BSEE uses the information collected under subpart C to ensure that:

The lessee or operator records the location of items lost overboard to aid in recovery during site clearance activities on the lease;

Operations are conducted according to all applicable regulations, requirements, and in a safe and workmanlike manner;

Discharge or disposal of drill cuttings, sand, and other well solids, including those containing naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM), are properly handled for the protection of OCS workers and the environment; and

Facilities are inspected daily for the prevention of pollution, and problems observed are corrected.

Title of Collection: 30 CFR part 250, subpart C, Pollution Prevention and Control.

OMB Control Number: 1014-0023.

Form Number: None.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Respondents/Affected Public: Potential respondents comprise Federal OCS oil, gas, and sulfur lessees/operators and holders of pipeline rights-of-way.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: Varies, not all of the potential respondents will submit information in any given year and some may submit multiple times.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3,279.

Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 5 minutes to 3 hours, depending on activity.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 137,955.

Respondent's Obligation: Responses are mandatory.

Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: We have not identified any non-hour cost burdens associated with this collection of information.

An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq).

Doug Morris,

Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs.

FR Doc. 2018-11149 Filed 5-23-18; 8:45 am