Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Oil and Gas Production Measurement, Surface Commingling, and Security

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 241 (Monday, December 16, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 241 (Monday, December 16, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 68472]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-27022]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
[Docket ID BSEE-2018-0004; 201E1700D2 ET1SF0000.EAQ000 EEEE500000; OMB
Control Number 1014-0002]
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Oil and Gas
Production Measurement, Surface Commingling, and Security
AGENCY: Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.
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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
January 15, 2020.
ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget's Desk Officer for the
Department of the Interior by email at [email protected]; or
via facsimile to (202) 395-5806. Please provide a copy of your comments
to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement; Regulations and
Standards Branch; ATTN: Nicole Mason; 45600 Woodland Road, Sterling, VA
20166; or by email to [email protected]. Please reference OMB Control
Number 1014-0002 in the subject line of your comments.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information
about this ICR, contact Nicole Mason by email at [email protected], or
by telephone at (703) 787-1607. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.
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.
    A Federal Register notice with a 60-day public comment period
soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on
August 8, 2019 (84 FR 39012). No comments were received.
    We are again 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. 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.
    Abstract: The regulations at 30 CFR part 250, subpart L, concern
the Oil and Gas Production Measurement, Surface Commingling, and
Security regulatory requirements of oil, gas, and sulphur operations in
the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) 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.
    The BSEE uses the information collected under the Subpart L
regulations to ensure that operations on the OCS are carried out 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. Specifically, we use the information collected to do the
following:
    In regard to Liquid Hydrocarbon Measurement--
     Determine if measurement equipment is properly installed,
provides accurate measurement of production on which royalty is due,
and is operating properly;
     Ascertain if all removals of oil and condensate from the
lease are reported;
     Obtain rates of production measured at royalty meters,
which can be examined during field inspections;
    In regard to Gas Measurement--
     Ensure that the sales location is secure and production
cannot be removed without the volumes being recorded;
    In regard to Surface Commingling--
     Review gas volume statements and compare them with the Oil
and Gas Operations Reports to verify accuracy.
    In regard to Miscellaneous & Recordkeeping--
     Review proving reports to verify that data on run tickets
are calculated and reported accurately.
    Title of Collection: 30 CFR part 250, subpart L, Oil and Gas and
Sulfur Operations in the OCS--Oil and Gas Production Measurement,
Surface Commingling, and Security.
    OMB Control Number: 1014-0002.
    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: Not all potential
respondents will submit information in any given year and some may
submit multiple times.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 104,291.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 10 minutes to
35 hours, depending on activity.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 38,986.
    Respondent's Obligation: Most responses are mandatory, while others
are required to obtain or retain benefits, or are voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion, monthly, and varies by
section.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $219,765.
    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).
 Amy White,
Acting Chief, Regulations and Standards Branch.
[FR Doc. 2019-27022 Filed 12-13-19; 8:45 am]
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