[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 21 (Friday, January 31, 1997)]
[Page 4789]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-2457]


Minerals Management Service

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of 
Management and Budget Review; Comment Request

    The proposal for the collection of information listed below has 
been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for reapproval 
under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 
35). Copies of the proposed information collection requirement and 
related forms and explanatory material may be obtained by contacting 
Dennis C. Jones at 303-231-3046. Comments and suggestions on the 
requirement should be made directly to the Bureau Clearance Officer at 
the telephone number listed below, and to the OMB Paperwork Reduction 
Project (1010-0095), Washington, DC 20503, telephone 202-395-7340.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before March 3, 1997.
    Title: Request to Exceed Regulatory Allowance Limitation.
    OMB Approval Number: 1010-0095.
    Abstract: The Minerals Management Service (MMS) Royalty Management 
Program (RMP) is proposing to continue collecting certain information 
from royalty payors on Federal or Indian mineral leases. Under certain 
circumstances lessees can deduct, from royalty payments, the reasonable 
actual costs of transporting the royalty portion of produced oil and 
gas from the lease to a processing or sales point not in the immediate 
lease area. When gas is processed for the recovery of gas plant 
products, lessees may claim a processing allowance. Transportation and 
processing allowances are a part of the product valuation process which 
MMS uses to determine if the lessee is reporting and paying the proper 
royalty amount.
    Bureau Form Numbers: MMS-4393.
    Frequency: As requested by lessee.
    Description of Respondents: Royalty payors on Federal and Indian 
mineral leases.
    Estimated Completion Time: .5 hours.
    Annual Responses: 75.
    Annual Burden Hours: 37.5 hours.
    Bureau Clearance Officer: Carol A. deWitt , (703) 787-1242.

    Dated: December 6, 1996.
 James W. Shaw,
Associate Director for Royalty Management.
[FR Doc. 97-2457 Filed 1-30-97; 8:45 am]