Notify BOEM in writing before conducting any activities not approved, or provided for, in SAP; provide additional information if requested
Submit oil spill response plan as required by BSEE 30 CFR part 254. Burden covered under BSEE 1014-0007
Request deviation from approved COP schedule
Submit annual, or at other time periods as BOEM determines, COP compliance certification, effectiveness statement, recommendations, reports, supporting documentation, etc
Notify BOEM in writing before conducting any activities not approved or provided for in COP, and provide additional information if requested
Notify BOEM any time commercial operations cease without an approved suspension
Notify BOEM in writing no later than 30 days after commencing activities associated with placement of facilities on lease area
Notify BOEM in writing no later than 30 days after completion of construction and installation activities
Notify BOEM in writing at least 7 days before commencing commercial operations
** 642(b); 648; 655; 658(c)(3)
Submit revised or modified GAPs and required additional information
Before beginning 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.)
Notify BOEM in writing within 30 days of completing installation activities under the GAP
Submit annual report summarizing findings from activities conducted under approved GAP
Submit annual, or at other time periods as BOEM determines, GAP compliance certification, recommendations, reports, etc
Notify BOEM in writing before conducting any activities not approved or provided for in GAP, and provide additional information if requested
Notify BOEM any time approved GAP activities cease without an approved suspension
If after construction, cable 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
Determine appropriate air 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
Subpart G—Facility Design, Fabrication, and Installation
Three *** 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.
*** 700(a)(1), (b), (c); 701
Submit Facility Design Report, including copies, in format specified, of cover letter, certification statement, and all required information (1-3 paper or electronic copies as specified)
*** 700(a)(2); (b), (c); 702
Submit copies, in format specified, of Fabrication and Installation Report, certification statement and all required information
705(a)(3); 707; 712
Certified Verification Agent (CVA) conducts independent assessment of the facility design and submits all reports/certifications to lessee or grant holder and BOEM—interim reports if required, and copies, in format specified, of final reports
100 interim report.
100 final report.
705(a)(3); 708; 709; 710; 712
CVA conducts independent assessments/inspections on the fabrication and installation activities, informs lessee or grant holder if procedures are changed or design specifications are modified; and submits all reports/certifications to lessee or grant holder and BOEM—interim reports if required, and copies, in format specified, of final reports
100 interim report.
100 final report.
*** 703; 705(a)(3); 712; 815
CVA/project engineer monitors major project modifications and repairs and submits all reports/certifications to lessee or grant holder and BOEM—interim reports if required, and copies, in format specified, of final reports
20 interim report.
15 final report.
Request waiver of CVA requirement in writing; lessee must demonstrate standard design and best practices
Submit for approval with SAP, COP, or GAP, initial nominations for a CVA or new replacement CVA nomination, and required information
Lessee or grant holder notify BOEM if modifications identified by CVA/project engineer are accepted
709(a)(14); 710(a)(2), (e)2
Make fabrication quality control, installation towing, and other records available to CVA/project engineer for review (retention required by § 585.714)
Notify BOEM within 10 business days after commencing commercial operations
Until BOEM releases 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
Subpart H—Environmental and Safety Management, Inspections, and Facility Assessments for Activities Conducted Under SAPs, COPs, and GAPs
Notify BOEM if 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
Submit information to ensure 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
Notify BOEM of archaeological resource within 72 hours of discovery
If requested, conduct further archaeological investigations and submit report/information
If applicable, submit payment for BOEM costs in carrying out National Historic Preservation Act responsibilities
If required, conduct additional surveys to define boundaries and avoidance distances and submit report
*** 810; 614; 627; 632(b); 651
Submit safety management system description with the SAP, COP, or GAP
Report within 24 hours when any required equipment taken out of service for more than 12 hours; provide written confirmation if reported orally
Notify BOEM when equipment returned to service; provide written confirmation if reported orally
When required, analyze cable, P/L, or facility damage or failures to determine cause and as soon as available submit comprehensive written report
Submit plan of corrective 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
Until BOEM releases financial assurance, 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
Request reimbursement within 90 days for food, quarters, and transportation provided to BOEM reps during inspection
Develop annual self inspection plan covering all facilities; retain with records, and make available to BOEM upon request
Conduct annual self inspection and submit report by November 1
Based on API RP 2A-WSD, perform assessment of structures, initiate 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 incidents to BOEM via oral communications, submit written follow-up report within 15 business days after the incident, and submit any required additional information
Report oil spills as required by BSEE 30 CFR 254. Burden covered under BSEE 1014-0007
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.
**** 902; 905, 906; 907; 908(c); 909
Submit for approval copies, in format specified, of 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
Notify BOEM at least 60 days before commencing decommissioning activities
Within 60 days after removing a facility, verify to BOEM that site is cleared
Within 60 days after 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.
Subpart J—RUEs for Energy- and Marine-Related Activities Using Existing OCS Facilities
1004, 1005, 1006
Contact owner of existing 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
1007(a), (b), (c)
Submit indication of competitive interest in response toFederal Registernotice
Submit description of proposed activities and required information in response toFederal Registernotice of competitive offering
Lessee or owner of facility submits decision to accept or reject proposals deemed acceptable by BOEM
Request renewal of Alternate Use RUE
Provide financial assurance as BOEM determines in approving RUE for an existing facility, including additional security if required
Submit request for assignment of an alternative use RUE for an existing facility, including all required information
Request relinquishment of RUE for an existing facility
1In the future, BOEM may require electronic filing of certain submissions.
2Retention 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 current OMB approved non-hour cost burdens total $3,816,000. We have identified three non-hour cost burdens for this collection. These 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:We invite comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (2) the accuracy of our burden estimate; (3) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Agencies must also estimate the non-hour cost burdens to respondents or recordkeepers resulting from the collection of information. Therefore, if you have costs to generate, maintain, and disclose this information, you should comment and provide your total capital and startup cost components or annual operation, maintenance, and purchase of service components. You should describe the methods you use to estimate major cost factors, including system and technology acquisition, expected useful life of capital equipment, discount rate(s), and the period over which you incur costs. Capital and startup costs include, among other items, computers and software you purchase to prepare for collecting information, monitoring, and record storage facilities. You should not include estimates for equipment or services purchased: (i) Before October 1, 1995; (ii) to comply with requirements not associated with the information collection; (iii) for reasons other than to provide information or keep records for the Government; or (iv) as part of customary and usual business or private practices.
We will summarize written responses to this notice and address them in our submission for OMB approval. As a result of your comments, we will make any necessary adjustments to the burden in our submission to OMB.
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: October 2, 2012.
Chief, Office of Policy, Regulations, and Analysis.