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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Energy Information Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy 
(DOE).

ACTION: Agency information collection activities: submission for OMB 
Review; comment request.

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SUMMARY: The EIA has submitted the Oil and Gas Reserves System Surveys 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and a three-
year extension under section 3507(h)(1) of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq). The EIA requests that 
the EIA-23P, ``Oil and Gas Well Operator List Update Report'' be 
discontinued, as it is no longer necessary.

DATES: Comments must be filed by January 29, 2007. If you anticipate 
that you will be submitting comments but find it difficult to do so 
within that period, you should contact the OMB Desk Officer for DOE 
listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Sarah P. Garman, OMB Desk Officer for DOE, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget. To ensure receipt of the comments by the due date, submission 
by FAX (202-395-7285) or e-mail (Sarah--P.--Garman@omb.eop.gov) is 
recommended. The mailing address is 726 Jackson Place NW., Washington, 
DC 20503. The OMB DOE Desk Officer may be telephoned at (202) 395-4650. 
(A copy of your comments should also be provided to EIA's Statistics 
and Methods Group at the address below.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Kara Norman. To ensure receipt of the comments by 
the due date, submission by FAX (202-287-1705) or e-mail 
(kara.norman@eia.doe.gov) is also recommended. The mailing address is 
Statistics and Methods Group (EI-70), Forrestal Building, U.S. 
Department of Energy, Washington, DC 20585-0670. Kara Norman may be 
contacted by telephone at (202) 287-1902.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This section contains the following 
information about the energy information collection submitted to OMB 
for review: (1) The collection numbers and title; (2) the sponsor 
(i.e., the Department of Energy component); (3) the current OMB docket 
number (if applicable); (4) the type of request (i.e., new, revision, 
extension, or reinstatement); (5) response obligation (i.e., mandatory, 
voluntary, or required to obtain or retain benefits); (6) a description 
of the need for and proposed use of the information; (7) a categorical 
description of the likely respondents; and (8) an estimate of the total 
annual reporting burden (i.e., the estimated number of likely 
respondents times the proposed frequency of response per year times the 
average hours per response).
    1. Forms EIA-23L, 23S, and 64A, ``Oil and Gas Reserves System 
Surveys''
    2. Energy Information Administration
    3. OMB Number 1905-0057
    4. Three-year extension
    5. Mandatory
    6. EIA's Oil and Gas Reserves Systems Surveys collect data used to 
estimate reserves of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids, 
and to determine the status and approximate levels of production. Data 
are published by EIA and used by public and private analysts. 
Respondents are operators of oil wells, natural gas wells, and natural 
gas processing plants.
    7. Business or other for-profit
    8. 49,120 hours.
    Please refer to the supporting statement as well as the proposed 
forms and instructions for more information about the purpose, who must 
report, when to report, where to submit, the elements to be reported, 
detailed instructions, provisions for confidentiality, and uses 
(including possible nonstatistical uses) of the information. For 
instructions on obtaining materials, see the For Further Information 
Contact section.

    Statutory Authority: Section 3507(h)(1) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., at 
3507(h)(1)).

    Issued in Washington, DC December 21, 2006.
Jay H. Casselberry,
Agency Clearance Officer, Statistics and Methods Group, Energy 
Information Administration.
 [FR Doc. E6-22266 Filed 12-27-06; 8:45 am]
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