(a) OMB has approved the information collection requirements in part 550 under 44 U.S.C. 3501et seq. The table in paragraph (e) of this section lists the subpart in the rule requiring the information and its title, provides the OMB control number, and summarizes the reasons for collecting the information and how BOEM uses the information. The associated BOEM forms required by this part are listed at the end of this table with the relevant information.
(b) Respondents are OCS oil, gas, and sulphur lessees and operators. The requirement to respond to the information collections in this part is mandated under the Act (43 U.S.C. 1331et seq.) and the Act's Amendments of 1978 (43 U.S.C. 1801et seq.). Some responses are also required to obtain or retain a benefit or may be voluntary. Proprietary information will be protected under § 550.197, Data and information to be made available to the public or for limited inspection; parts 551, 552; and the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing regulations at 43 CFR part 2.
(c) The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires us to inform the public that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and you are not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
(d) Send comments regarding any aspect of the collections of information under this part, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 381 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170.
(e) BOEM is collecting this information for the reasons given in the following table:
30 CFR subpart, title and/or BOEM Form (OMB Control No.)
Reasons for collecting information and how used
(1) Subpart A, General (1010-0114), including Forms BOEM-1123, Designation of Operator and BOEM-1832, Notification of Incidents of Noncompliance
To inform BOEM of actions taken to comply with general requirements on the OCS. To ensure that operations on the OCS meet statutory and regulatory requirements, are safe and protect the environment, and result in diligent exploration, development, and production on OCS leases. To support the unproved and proved reserve estimation, resource assessment, and fair market value determinations.
(2) Subpart B, Exploration and Development and Production Plans (1010-0151), including Forms BOEM-0137, OCS Plan Information Form; BOEM-0138, EP Air Quality Screening Checklist; BOEM-0139, DOCD Air Quality Screening Checklist; BOEM-0141, ROV Survey Report Form; and BOEM-0142, Environmental Impact Analysis Worksheet
To inform BOEM, States, and the public of planned exploration, development, and production operations on the OCS. To ensure that operations on the OCS are planned to comply with statutory and regulatory requirements, will be safe and protect the human, marine, and coastal environment, and will result in diligent exploration, development, and production of leases.
(3) Subpart C, Pollution Prevention and Control (1010-0057)
To inform BOEM of measures to be taken to prevent air pollution. To ensure that appropriate measures are taken to prevent air pollution.
(4) Subpart J, Pipelines and Pipeline Rights-of-Way (1010-0050), including Form BOEM-2030, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Pipeline Right-of-Way Grant Bond
To provide BOEM with information regarding the design, installation, and operation of pipelines on the OCS. To ensure that pipeline operations are safe and protect the human, marine, and coastal environment.
(5) Subpart K, Oil and Gas Production Rates (1010-0041), including Forms BOEM-0127, Sensitive Reservoir Information Report and BOEM-0140, Bottomhole Pressure Survey Report
To inform BOEM of production rates for hydrocarbons produced on the OCS. To ensure economic maximization of ultimate hydrocarbon recovery.
(6) Subpart N, Remedies and Penalties
The requirements in subpart N are exempt from the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 according to 5 CFR 1320.4.
Title 30 published on 2014-07-01.
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