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

 
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Federal Register, Volume 81 Issue 81 (Wednesday, April 27, 2016)

Federal Register Volume 81, Number 81 (Wednesday, April 27, 2016)

Notices

Pages 24869-24880

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov

FR Doc No: 2016-09709

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

OMB Control Number 1010-0176; MMAA104000

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 May 27, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on this ICR to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at OMB-OIRA at (202) 395-5806 (fax) or OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Please provide a copy of your comments to BOEM at OPRA Mail Stop: VA-DIR, 45600 Woodland Road, Sterling, VA 20166. Please reference ICR 1010-0176 in your comment and include your name and return address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Policy, Regulations, and Analysis at or (202) 208-6352. 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 (43 U.S.C. 1337(p)), 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 BOEM. BOEM has issued regulations for OCS renewable energy activities at 30 CFR part 585; this notice concerns the reporting and recordkeeping elements required by these regulations.

Respondents operate commercial and noncommercial technology projects that include installation, construction, operation and maintenance, and decommissioning of offshore facilities, as well as possible onshore support facilities. BOEM must ensure that these activities and operations on the OCS are performed in a safe manner which do not cause damage to the environment or endanger life or health, 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.

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 assign a lease interest, designate an operator, and to assign or relinquish a lease or grant. Form BOEM-0005 was designed to guarantee the performance of sureties with respect to bonds issued on behalf of OCS renewable energy lessees, grantees, and operators. 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

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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 25,688 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.

Burden Table

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Non-hour cost burdens

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Section(s) in 30 CFR 585 requirement \1\ Hour burden Average number of annual Annual burden

responses hours

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Subpart A--General Provisions

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102; 105; 110....................... These sections contain general references to responsibilities, submitting comments, requests, 0

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 governments 1............................... 2 agreements..................... 2

enter into task force or

joint planning or

coordination agreement with

BOEM.

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103; 904............................ Request general departures 2............................... 6 requests....................... 12

not specifically covered

elsewhere in part 585..

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105(c).............................. Make oral requests or 1............................... 5 requests....................... 5

notifications and submit

written follow up within 3

business days not

specifically covered

elsewhere in part 585.

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106; 107; 213(e); 230(f); 302(a); Submit evidence of 2............................... 20 submissions................... 40

408(b)(7); 409(c); 1005(d); qualifications to hold a

1007(c); 1013(b)(7). 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); 118(c); 225(b); 436; 437; Request reconsideration and/ Requirement not considered IC under 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(9). 0

527(c); 705(c)(2); 1016. or hearing.

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108; 530(b)......................... Notify BOEM within 3 business 1............................... 1 notice......................... 1

days after learning of any

action filed alleging

respondent is insolvent or

bankrupt.

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109................................. Notify BOEM in writing of Requirement not considered IC under 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(1). 0

merger, name 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 receiving .5.............................. 4 submissions.................... 2

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 proposed 2............................... 4 requests....................... 8

processing fee or request

approval to perform or

directly pay contractor for

all or part of any document,

study, or other activity, to

reduce BOEM processing costs.

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111(b)(3)........................... Perform, conduct, develop, 19,000.......................... 1 submission..................... 19,000

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 or 3 contractor payments x $950,000 = $2,850,000

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 of 4............................... 1 agreement...................... 4

Information Act release

schedule.

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115(c).............................. Request approval to use later 1............................... 1 request........................ 1

edition of a document

incorporated by reference or

alternative compliance.

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116................................. The Director may occasionally 4............................... 25 submissions................... 100

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 CFR 1320.3(h)(9). 0

rejection, request

reconsideration of bid

decision or rejection.

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Subtotal........................ ............................. ................................ 71 responses..................... 19,176

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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, approvals, requests, applications, 0

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 1320.3(h)(4). 0

general comments 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.

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210; 211(a-c); 212 thru 216......... Submit comments and required 4............................... 30 comments...................... 120

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.

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211(d); 216; 220 thru 223; 231(c)(2) Submit bid, payments, and 5............................... 12 bids.......................... 60

required information in

response to Federal Register

Final Sale Notice.

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224................................. Within 10 business days, 1............................... 2 lease executions............... 2

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.

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230; 231(a)......................... Submit unsolicited request 5............................... 2 requests....................... 10

and acquisition fee for a

commercial or limited lease.

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231(b).............................. Submit comments in response 4............................... 4 comments....................... 16

to Federal Register notice

re interest of unsolicited

request for a lease.

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231(g).............................. Within 10 business days of 2............................... 2 leases......................... 4

receiving lease documents,

execute lease; file

financial assurance and

supporting documentation--

noncompetitive leases.

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231(g).............................. Within 45 days of receiving Burdens covered by information collections approved for ONRR 30 CFR 0

lease copies, submit rent Chapter XII.

and rent information.

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235(b); 236(b)...................... Request additional time to 1............................... 3 requests....................... 3

extend preliminary or site

assessment term of

commercial or limited lease,

including revised schedule

for SAP, COP, or GAP

submission.

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237(b).............................. Request lease be dated and 1............................... 1 request........................ 1

effective 1st day of month

in which signed.

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238................................. Submit other renewable energy Burden covered under SAPs & GAPs Sec. 585.600(a), (c). 0

research activities.

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Subtotal........................ ............................. ................................ 56 responses..................... 216

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Subpart C--ROW Grants and RUE Grants for Renewable Energy Activities

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306; 309; 315; 316.................. These sections contain references to information submissions, approvals, requests, applications, 0

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 request 5............................... 1 request........................ 5

for a new or modified ROW or

RUE and required

information, including

qualifications to hold a

grant, in format specified.

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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.

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308(a)(2), (b); 315; 316............ Submit bid and payments in 5............................... 1 bid............................ 5

response to Federal Register

notice of auction for a ROW

or RUE grant.

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309................................. Submit decision to accept or 2............................... 1 submission..................... 2

reject terms and conditions

of noncompetitive ROW or RUE

grant.

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Subtotal........................ ............................. ................................ 5 responses...................... 20

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Subpart D--Lease and Grant Administration

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400; 401; 402; 405; 409; 416, 433... These sections contain references to information submissions, approvals, requests, applications, 0

plans, payments, etc., the burdens for which are covered elsewhere in part 585.

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401(b).............................. Take measures directed by 100............................. 1 report......................... 100

BOEM in cessation order and

submit reports in order to

resume activities.

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405(d).............................. Submit written notice of Requirement not considered IC under 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(1). 0

change of address.

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405(e); Form BOEM-0006.............. If designated operator (DO) 1............................... 1 notice......................... 1

changes, notify BOEM and

identify new DO for BOEM

approval.

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408 thru 411; Forms BOEM-0002 and Within 90 days after last 1 (30 minutes per form x 2 forms 2 requests/submissions........... 2

BOEM-0003. party executes a transfer = 1 hour).

agreement, submit copies of

a 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.

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415(a)(1); 416; 420(a), (b); 428(b). Submit request for suspension 10.............................. 1 request........................ 10

and required information/

payment no later than 90

days prior to lease or grant

expiration.

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417(b).............................. Conduct, and if required pay 100............................. 1 study/submission............... 100

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), (b)... Request lease or grant 6............................... 1 requests....................... 6

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.

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435; 658(c)(2); Form BOEM-0004...... Submit copies of application 1............................... 1 submission..................... 1

to relinquish lease or

grant, in format specified.

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436; 437............................ Provide information for Requirement not considered IC under 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(9). 0

reconsideration of BOEM

decision to contract or

cancel lease or grant area.

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Subtotal........................ ............................. ................................ 8 responses...................... 220

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$950,000 non-hour costs

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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 burdens include any previous or subsequent 0

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 information, Burdens covered by information collections approved for ONRR 30 CFR 0

payments 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 the Burden covered under DOE/EIA OMB Control Number 1905-0129. 0

gross annual generation of

electricity produced by the

generating facility on the

lease--use same form as

authorized by the EIA.

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510; 506(c)(3)...................... Submit application and 1............................... 1 submission..................... 1

required information for

waiver or reduction of

rental or other payment.

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* 515; 516; 525(a) thru (f)......... Execute and provide $100,000 1............................... 2 bonds.......................... 2

minimum lease-specific bond

or other approved security;

or increase bond level if

required.

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* 516(a)(2), (3), (b), (c); 517; Execute and provide 1............................... 2 bonds.......................... 2

525(a) thru (f). commercial lease

supplemental bonds in

amounts determined by BOEM.

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516(a)(4); 521(c)................... Execute and provide 1............................... 1 bond........................... 1

decommissioning bond or

other financial assurance;

schedule for providing the

appropriate amount.

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517(c)(1)........................... Submit comments on proposed 1............................... 1 submission..................... 1

adjustment to bond amounts.

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517(c)(2)........................... Request bond reduction and 5............................... 1 request........................ 5

submit evidence to justify.

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* 520; 521; 525(a) thru (f); Form Execute and provide $300,000 1............................... 1 bond........................... 1

BOEM-0005. minimum limited lease or

grant-specific bond or

increase financial assurance

and required information.

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525(g).............................. Surety notice to lessee or 1............................... 1 surety notice.................. 1

ROW/RUE grant holder and

BOEM within 5 business days

after initiating surety

insolvency or bankruptcy

proceeding, or Treasury

decertifies surety.

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* 526 Form BOEM-0005................ In lieu of surety bond, 2............................... 1 pledge......................... 2

pledge other types of

securities, including

authority for BOEM to sell

and use proceeds and submit

required information (1 hour

for form).

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526(c).............................. Provide annual certified 1............................... 1 statement...................... 1

statements describing the

nature and market value,

including brokerage firm

statements/reports.

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* 527; 531.......................... Demonstrate financial worth/ 10.............................. 1 demonstration.................. 10

ability to carry out present

and future financial

obligations, annual updates,

and related or subsequent

actions/records/reports, etc.

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528................................. Provide third-party 10.............................. 1 submission..................... 10

indemnity; financial

information/statements;

additional bond info;

executed guarantor agreement

and supporting information/

documentation/agreements.

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528(c)(6); 532(b)................... Guarantor/Surety requests 1............................... 1 request........................ 1

BOEM terminate period of

liability and notifies

lessee or ROW/RUE grant

holder, etc.

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* 529............................... In lieu of surety bond, 2............................... 1 request........................ 2

request authorization to

establish decommissioning

account, including written

authorizations and approvals

associated with account.

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530................................. Notify BOEM promptly of lapse 1............................... 1 notice......................... 1

in bond or other security/

action filed alleging

lessee, surety or guarantor

et al is insolvent or

bankrupt.

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533(a)(2)(ii), (iii)................ Provide agreement from surety 3............................... 1 submission..................... 3

issuing new bond to assume

all or portion of

outstanding liabilities.

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536(b).............................. Within 10 business days 16.............................. 1 demonstration every 2 years.... 8

following BOEM notice,

lessee, grant holder, or

surety agrees to and

demonstrates to BOEM that

lease will be brought into

compliance.

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Subtotal........................ ............................. ................................ 21 responses..................... 52

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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 Plans (COPs), and General Activities 0

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 thru Within time specified after 240............................. 2 SAPs........................... 480

614; 238; 810. 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.

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** 600(b); 601(c), (d)(1); 606(b); If requesting an operations 1,000........................... 2 COPs........................... 2,000

618; 620 thru 629; 632; 633; 810. term for 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.

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** 600(c); 601(a), (b); 640 thru Within time specified after 240............................. 2 GAP............................ 480

648; 651; 238; 810. 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.

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** 601(d)(2); 622; 628(f); 632; 634; Submit revised or modified 50.............................. 1 revised or modified COP........ 50

658(c)(3); 907. COPs, including project

easements, and all required

additional information.

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602 \2\............................. Until BOEM releases financial 2............................... 9 records/submissions............ 18

assurance, respondents must

maintain, and provide to

BOEM if requested, all data

and information related to

compliance with required

terms and conditions of SAP,

COP, or GAP.

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** 613(a), (d), (e); 617............ Submit revised or modified 50.............................. 1 revised or modified SAP........ 50

SAPs and required additional

information.

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612; 647............................ Submit copy of SAP or GAP 1............................... 2 leases......................... 2

consistency certification

and supporting

documentation, including

noncompetitive leases.

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615(a).............................. Notify BOEM in writing within 1............................... 2 notices........................ 2

30 days of completion of

construction and

installation activities

under SAP.

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615(b).............................. Submit annual report 30.............................. 4 reports........................ 120

summarizing findings from

site assessment activities.

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615(c).............................. Submit annual, or at other 40.............................. 4 certifications................. 160

time periods as BOEM

determines, SAP compliance

certification, effectiveness

statement, recommendations,

reports, supporting

documentation, etc.

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617(a).............................. Notify BOEM in writing before 10.............................. 1 notice......................... 10

conducting any activities

not approved, or provided

for, in SAP; provide

additional information if

requested.

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627(c).............................. Submit oil spill response Burden covered under BSEE 1014-0007. 0

plan as required by BSEE 30

CFR part 254.

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631................................. Request deviation from 2............................... 1 request........................ 2

approved COP schedule.

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633(b).............................. Submit annual, or at other 50.............................. 9 certifications................. 450

time periods as BOEM

determines, COP compliance

certification, effectiveness

statement, recommendations,

reports, supporting

documentation, etc.

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634(a).............................. Notify BOEM in writing before 10.............................. 1 notice......................... 10

conducting any activities

not approved or provided for

in COP, and provide

additional information if

requested.

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635................................. Notify BOEM any time 1............................... 1 notice......................... 1

commercial operations cease

without an approved

suspension.

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636(a).............................. Notify BOEM in writing no 1............................... 2 notices........................ 2

later than 30 days after

commencing activities

associated with placement of

facilities on lease area.

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636(b).............................. Notify BOEM in writing no 1............................... 2 notices........................ 2

later than 30 days after

completion of construction

and installation activities.

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636(c).............................. Notify BOEM in writing at 1............................... 1 notices........................ 1

least 7 days before

commencing commercial

operations.

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** 642(b); 648; 655; 658(c)(3)...... Submit revised or modified 50.............................. 1 revised or modified GAP........ 50

GAPs and required additional

information.

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651................................. Before beginning construction 30.............................. 2 surveys/reports................ 60

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..

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653(a).............................. Notify BOEM in writing within 1............................... 2 notices........................ 2

30 days of completing

installation activities

under the GAP.

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653(b).............................. Submit annual report 30.............................. 4 reports........................ 120

summarizing findings from

activities conducted under

approved GAP.

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653(c).............................. Submit annual, or at other 40.............................. 4 certifications................. 160

time periods as BOEM

determines, GAP compliance

certification,

recommendations, reports,

etc.

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655(a).............................. Notify BOEM in writing before 10.............................. 1 notice......................... 10

conducting any activities

not approved or provided for

in GAP, and provide

additional information if

requested.

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656................................. Notify BOEM any time approved 1............................... 1 notice......................... 1

GAP activities cease without

an approved suspension.

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658(c)(1)........................... If after construction, cable 3............................... 1 notice/evidence................ 3

or pipeline deviate from

approved COP or GAP, notify

affected lease operators and

ROW/RUE grant holders of

deviation and provide BOEM

evidence of such notices.

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659................................. Determine appropriate air 70.............................. 5 reports/information............ 350

quality modeling protocol,

conduct air quality

modeling, and submit 3

copies of air quality

modeling report and 3 sets

of digital files as

supporting information to

plans.

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Subtotal........................ ............................. ................................ 68 responses..................... 4,596

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Subpart G--Facility Design, Fabrication, and Installation

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Three *** indicate the primary cites for the reports discussed in this subpart, and the burdens include any previous or subsequent 0

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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*** 700(a)(1), (b), (c); 701........ Submit Facility Design 200............................. 1 report......................... 200

Report, including copies of

the cover letter,

certification statement, and

all required information (1-

3 paper or electronic copies

as specified).

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*** 700(a)(2), (b), (c); 702........ Submit copies of a 160............................. 1 report......................... 160

Fabrication and Installation

Report, certification

statement and all required

information, in format

specified.

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705(a)(3); 707; 712................. Certified Verification Agent 100............................. 1 interim report................. 100

(CVA) conducts 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.

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705(a)(3); 708; 709; 710; 712....... CVA conducts independent 100............................. 1 interim report................. 100

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.

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100............................. 1 final report................... 100

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*** 703; 705(a)(3); 712; 815........ CVA/project engineer monitors 20.............................. 1 interim report................. 20

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.

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15 1 final report................... 15

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705(c).............................. Request waiver of CVA 40.............................. 1 waiver......................... 40

requirement in writing;

lessee must demonstrate

standard design and best

practices.

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706................................. Submit for approval with SAP, 16.............................. 2 nominations.................... 32

COP, or GAP, initial

nominations for a CVA or new

replacement CVA nomination,

and required information.

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708(b)(2)........................... Lessee or grant holder notify 1............................... 1 notice......................... 1

BOEM if modifications

identified by CVA/project

engineer are accepted.

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709(a)(14); 710(a)(2), (e) \2\...... Make fabrication quality 1............................... 3 records retention.............. 3

control, installation

towing, and other records

available to CVA/project

engineer for review

(retention required by Sec.

585.714).

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713................................. Notify BOEM within 10 1............................... 1 notice......................... 1

business days after

commencing commercial

operations.

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714 \2\............................. Until BOEM releases financial 100............................. 1 lessee......................... 100

assurance, compile, retain,

and make available to BOEM

and/or CVA the as-built

drawings, design assumptions/

analyses, summary of

fabrication and installation

examination records,

inspection results, and

records of repairs not

covered in inspection

report. Record original and

relevant material test

results of all primary

structural materials; retain

records during all stages of

construction.

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Subtotal........................ ............................. ................................ 17 responses..................... 972

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Subpart H--Environmental and Safety Management, Inspections, and Facility Assessments for Activities Conducted Under SAPs, COPs, and GAPs

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801(c), (d)......................... Notify BOEM if endangered or 1............................... 2 notices........................ 2

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.

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801(e), (f)......................... Submit information to ensure 6............................... 2 submissions.................... 12

proposed activities will be

conducted in compliance with

the Endangered Species Act

(ESA) and Marine Mammal

Protection Act (MMPA);

including agreements and

mitigating measures designed

to avoid or minimize adverse

effects and incidental take

of endangered species or

critical habitat.

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802; 902(e)......................... Notify BOEM of archaeological 3............................... 1 notice......................... 3

resource within 72 hours of

discovery.

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802(b), (c)......................... If requested, conduct further 10.............................. 1 report......................... 10

archaeological

investigations and submit

report/information.

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802(d).............................. If applicable, submit payment .5.............................. 1 payment........................ 1

for BOEM costs in carrying

out National Historic

Preservation Act

responsibilities.

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803................................. If required, conduct 15.............................. 2 survey/report.................. 30

additional surveys to define

boundaries and avoidance

distances and submit report.

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*** 810; 614; 627; 632(b); 651...... Submit safety management 35.............................. 2 submissions.................... 70

system description with the

SAP, COP, or GAP.

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813(b)(1)........................... Report within 24 hours when .5.............................. 2 reports........................ 1

any required equipment taken

out of service for more than

12 hours; provide written

confirmation if reported

orally.

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1............................... 1 written confirmation........... 1

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813(b)(3)........................... Notify BOEM when equipment .5.............................. 2 notices........................ 1

returned to service; provide

written confirmation if

reported orally.

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815(c).............................. When required, analyze cable, 1.5............................. 1 report......................... 2

P/L, or facility damage or

failures to determine cause

and as soon as available

submit comprehensive written

report.

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816................................. Submit plan of corrective 2............................... 1 plan/report.................... 2

action report on observed

detrimental effects on

cable, P/L, or facility

within 30 days of discovery;

take remedial action and

submit report of remedial

action within 30 days after

completion.

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822(a)(2)(iii), (b)................. Maintain records of design, 1............................... 4 records retention.............. 4

construction, operation,

maintenance, repairs, and

investigation on or related

to lease or ROW/RUE area;

make available to BOEM for

inspection.

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823................................. Request reimbursement within 2............................... 1 request........................ 2

90 days for food, quarters,

and transportation provided

to BOEM reps during

inspection.

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824(a) \2\.......................... Develop annual self- 24.............................. 2 plans.......................... 48

inspection plan covering all

facilities; retain with

records, and make available

to BOEM upon request.

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824(b).............................. Conduct annual self- 36.............................. 2 reports........................ 72

inspection and submit report

by November 1.

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825................................. Based on API RP 2A-WSD, 60.............................. 2 assessments/actions............ 120

perform assessment of

structures, initiate

mitigation actions for

structures that do not pass

assessment process, retain

information, and make

available to BOEM upon

request.

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830(a), (c); 831 thru 833........... Immediately report incidents Oral .5......................... 2 incidents...................... 1

to BOEM via oral

communications, submit

written follow-up report

within 15 business days

after the incident, and

submit any required

additional information.

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Written 4....................... 1 incident....................... 4

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830(d).............................. Report oil spills as required Burden covered under BSEE 1014-0007 0

by BSEE 30 CFR 254.

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Subtotal........................ ............................. ................................ 32 responses..................... 386

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Subpart I--Decommissioning

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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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**** 902; 905, 906; 907; 908(c); 909 Submit for approval, in 20.............................. 1 application.................... 20

format specified, 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.

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902(d); 908......................... Notify BOEM at least 60 days 1............................... 1 notice......................... 1

before commencing

decommissioning activities.

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910................................. Within 60 days after removing 1............................... 1 verification................... 1

a facility, verify to BOEM

that site is cleared.

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912................................. Within 60 days after removing 8............................... 1 report......................... 8

a facility, cable, or

pipeline, submit a written

report.

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BOEM does not anticipate decommissioning activities for at least 5 years so the requirements have been given a minimal burden.

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Subtotal........................ ............................. ................................ 4 responses...................... 30

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Subpart J--RUEs for Energy- and Marine-Related Activities Using Existing OCS Facilities

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1004, 1005, 1006.................... Contact owner of existing 1............................... 1 request........................ 1

facility and/or lessee of

the area to reach

preliminary agreement to use

facility and obtain

concurring signatures;

submit request to BOEM for

an alternative use RUE,

including all required

information/modifications.

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1007(a), (b), (c)................... Submit indication of 4............................... 1 submission..................... 4

competitive interest in

response to Federal Register

notice.

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1007(c)............................. Submit description of 5............................... 1 submission..................... 5

proposed activities and

required information in

response to Federal Register

notice of competitive

offering.

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1007(f)............................. Lessee or owner of facility 1............................... 1 submission..................... 1

submits decision to accept

or reject proposals deemed

acceptable by BOEM.

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1010(c)............................. Request renewal of Alternate 6............................... 1 request........................ 6

Use RUE.

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1012; 1016(b)....................... Provide financial assurance 1............................... 1 submission..................... 1

as BOEM determines in

approving RUE for an

existing facility, including

additional security if

required.

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1013................................ Submit request for assignment 1............................... 1 request........................ 1

of an alternative use RUE

for an existing facility,

including all required

information.

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1015................................ Request relinquishment of RUE 1............................... 1 request........................ 1

for an existing facility.

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Subtotal........................ ............................. ................................ 8 responses...................... 20

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Total Burden................ ............................. ................................ 290 responses.................... 25,688

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$3,816,000 Non-Hour Cost Burdens

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\1\ In the future, BOEM may require electronic filing of certain submissions.

\2\ Retention of these records is usual and customary business practice; the burden is primarily to make them available to BOEM and CVAs.

Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: The 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.

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 December 17, 2015, BOEM published a Federal Register notice (80 FR 78756) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval. This notice provided the required 60-day comment period. BOEM received no comments.

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

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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: March 7, 2016.

Deanna Meyer-Pietruszka,

Chief, Office of Policy, Regulations and Analysis.

FR Doc. 2016-09709 Filed 4-26-16; 8:45 am

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