The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is seeking public comment on BOEM’s collection of Information “BOEM-0327—Application for Permit to Conduct Geological or Geophysical Exploration for Mineral Resources of Scientific Research on the Outer Continental Shelf.” This form consists of the requirements for G&G activities requiring Permits and Notices, along with the application that the respondent submits to BOEM for approval, as well as a nonexclusive use agreement for scientific research, if applicable. The requirements portion of the form lets the respondents know the authority, requirements, along with other relevant information for the permit. This is one of Information Collection Requests that BOEM relies on regulate oil and gas seismic exploration offshore.
After receiving and responding to public comment on this Information Collection Request, BOEM intends to submit it to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget for their review and approval under the U.S. Paperwork Reduction Act.
Comments are due to BOEM by October 30, 2017.