Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 15872-15874 [E7-6123]

Download as PDF 15872 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 63 / Tuesday, April 3, 2007 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on March 29, 2007. Dennis R. Spurgeon, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy. [FR Doc. E7–6175 Filed 4–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The EIA is soliciting comments on the proposed revision and three-year extension to the following EIA Forms: • EIA–63A, ‘‘Annual Solar Thermal Collector Manufacturers Survey.’’ • EIA–63B, ‘‘Annual Photovoltaic Module/Cell Manufacturers Survey.’’ • EIA–902, ‘‘Annual Geothermal Heat Pump Manufacturers Survey.’’ DATES: Comments must be filed by June 4, 2007. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESS: Send comments to Fred Mayes. To ensure receipt of the comments by the due date, submission by FAX (202–287–1964) or e-mail fred.mayes@eia.doe.gov is recommended. The mailing address is Energy Information Administration, EI– 52, Forrestal Building, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC 20585. Alternatively, Fred Mayes may be contacted by telephone at 202–287– 1750. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of any forms and instructions should be directed to Fred Mayes at the address listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ycherry on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES I. Background II. Current Actions III. Request for Comments I. Background The Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93–275, 15 U.S.C. 761 et seq.) and the DOE Organization Act (Pub. L. 95–91, 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.) require the EIA to carry out a centralized, comprehensive, and unified energy information program. This program collects, evaluates, assembles, VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:30 Apr 02, 2007 Jkt 211001 analyzes, and disseminates information on energy resource reserves, production, demand, technology, and related economic and statistical information. This information is used to assess the adequacy of energy resources to meet near and longer term domestic demands. The EIA, as part of its effort to comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), provides the general public and other Federal agencies with opportunities to comment on collections of energy information conducted by or in conjunction with the EIA. Any comments received help the EIA to prepare data requests that maximize the utility of the information collected, and to assess the impact of collection requirements on the public. Also, the EIA will later seek approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under Section 3507(a) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Form EIA–63A, ‘‘Annual Solar Thermal Collector Manufacturers Survey,’’ collects information on the distribution of solar thermal panels by manufacturers; Form EIA–63B, ‘‘Annual Photovoltaic Module/Cell Manufacturers Survey,’’ collects information on the distribution by manufacturers of photovoltaic (PV) cells/modules; and Form EIA–902, ‘‘Annual Geothermal Heat Pump Manufacturers Survey,’’ collects information on distribution of geothermal heat pumps by manufacturers. Specifically, all forms collect information on manufacturing, imports, exports, and shipments. The EIA has been collecting the above information annually and proposes to continue the surveys. The data collected will be disseminated in electronic products and electronic data files for use by government and private sector analysts. For details on EIA’s renewables information program, please visit the renewable and alternative fuels page of EIA’s Web site at http:// www.eia.doe.gov/fuelrenewable.html. II. Current Actions EIA proposes to collect information on Forms EIA–63A, EIA–63B, and EIA– 902 using EIA’s Internet Data Collection (IDC) system as the primary mode for reporting information. Survey respondents must provide an e-mail address to EIA to receive instructions on the procedures for submitting information electronically. The IDC system utilizes secure socket layer software to encrypt and protect the information transmitted between a respondent and EIA. All software that is necessary to report electronically is PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 provided by EIA at no cost to the respondents. Respondents need to register one time with EIA and receive a mailing identification and code prior to reporting electronically. The EIA has completed an extensive review and update of the renewable survey collection instruments. The objective of the review is to provide a standardized survey instrument and unified data collection approach for all three renewable forms. All three forms collect information from manufacturers of renewable energy equipment. The proposed forms revision is the result of efforts, which includes input from the renewable energy industry, other industry users of the data, government agencies, consumer groups, and private sector analysts. EIA will be requesting approval for its revisions and a threeyear extension for its renewable surveys with the following proposed survey changes. Form EIA–63A, ‘‘Annual Solar Thermal Collector Manufacturers Survey.’’ The EIA proposes the following revisions, additions, and deletions to harmonize the data requested across the three surveys. (1) Addition: Item 3.1 (a) Collector Manufacturing. (2) Addition: Item 4.3 Average Thermal Performance Rating of Collector. (3) Revision: Item 4.3 Market Sector becomes Item 4.4 Domestic Shipments by Sector. • Collect domestic shipments by sector instead of total shipments by sector. • Change the sector headings from Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Utility, and Other to Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Electric Power, and Transportation. (4) Revision/Deletion: Item 4.4 End Use becomes Item 4.5 Domestic Shipments by End Use. • Collect only domestic shipments by end use instead of domestic and foreign shipments by end use as the total number of shipments. • Delete ‘‘other’’ end use type category under Item 4.4.8 Other (describe). (5) Revision/Deletion: Item 4.9 becomes Item 4.10. Delete the seller type category Item 4.9 (f) Other (describe). Form EIA–63B, ‘‘Annual Photovoltaic Modules/Cells Manufacturers Survey.’’ The EIA proposes the following revisions, additions, and deletions to harmonize the data requested across the three surveys. (1) Addition: Item 3.4 What percentage of your company’s total sales E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 63 / Tuesday, April 3, 2007 / Notices volume do photovoltaic-related activities compose? (2) Addition: Item 4.3 Energy Conversion Efficiency. (3) Revision: Item 4.4 Domestic Shipments by Sector. • Collect only domestic shipments by sector instead of domestic and foreign shipments by sector as the total number of shipments. • Change the sector headings from Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Utility, and Other to Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Electric Power, and Transportation. (4) Revision/Deletion: Item 4.3 End Use becomes Item 4.5 Domestic Shipments by End Use. • Collect only domestic shipments by end use instead of domestic and foreign shipments by end use as the total number of shipments. • Delete ‘‘Other’’ as an end use category. (5) Revision/Deletion: Item 4.9 becomes Item 4.10. Delete the seller type Item 4.9 (g) Other (describe). (6) Addition: Item 6.1 Shipments by Origin. (7) Addition: Item 6.2 Shipments by Destination. ycherry on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Form EIA–902, ‘‘Annual Geothermal Heat Pump Manufacturers Survey.’’ The EIA proposes the following revisions, additions, and deletions to be consistent with the data elements collected across the three surveys. (1) Addition: Item 2.0 Manufacturing Status. • Collect the same Manufacturing Status information as collected on Form EIA–63A, ‘‘Annual Solar Thermal Collector Manufacturers Survey,’’ and Form EIA–63B, ‘‘Annual Photovoltaic Modules/Cells Manufacturers Surveys.’’ (2) Addition: Item 3.0 Manufacturer and Marketing Data. • Collect the same Manufacturer and Marketing data as collected on Form EIA–63A, ‘‘Annual Solar Thermal Collector Manufacturers Survey,’’ and Form EIA–63B, ‘‘Annual Photovoltaic Modules/Cells Manufacturers Surveys.’’ (3) Revision/Addition/Deletion: Item 4.0 Geothermal Heat Pump Shipment Data. • Category headings in section 2.0 ‘‘Shipments In Calendar Year,’’ have been moved to Section 4.0 on the new proposed form. Specifically, ‘‘Total Shipments by Type of Heat Pump’’ is moved to Item 4.1, ‘‘Number of Heat Pumps;’’ ‘‘Total Rated Capacity’’ is moved to Item 4.2, ‘‘Total GHP Shipments (total rated capacity in tons);’’ ‘‘Average Cooling Efficiency (EER)’’ is moved to Item 4.4, ‘‘Average Cooling Efficiency (EER);’’ and ‘‘Average VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:30 Apr 02, 2007 Jkt 211001 Heating Efficiency (COP)’’ is moved to Item 4.5, ‘‘Average heating Efficiency (COP).’’ • Addition: Item 4.3 Total Value of GHP Shipments (dollars). • Item 5.0 ‘‘Domestic Shipments by Sector is moved to Item 4.6 and the rows and columns are transposed.’’ • Add Item 4.7 Domestic Shipment by End Use. • Add Item 4.8 Imports. • Add Item 4.9 Exports. • Add Item 4.10 List of Country (ies) of Origin of Imports to collect the same information as on Form EIA–63A, ‘‘Annual Solar Thermal Collector Manufacturers Survey,’’ and Form EIA– 63B, ‘‘Annual Photovoltaic Modules/ Cells Manufacturers Surveys.’’ • Add Item 4.11 List of Country (ies) of Destination for Exports to collect the same information as on Form EIA–63A, ‘‘Annual Solar Thermal Collector Manufacturers Survey,’’ and Form EIA– 63B, ‘‘Annual Photovoltaic Modules/ Cells Manufacturers Surveys.’’ • Move preceding Item 4.0 Domestic Shipments by Customer Type to proposed Item 4.12 Shipments by Customer Type. (4) Addition: Item 5.0 Systems Data. • Add a new Item 5.0 ‘‘Systems Data to collect the same information as collected on Form EIA–63A, ‘‘Annual Solar Thermal Collector Manufacturers Survey,’’ and Form EIA–63B, ‘‘Annual Photovoltaic Modules/Cells Manufacturers Surveys.’’ (5) Revision/Deletion: Item 6.0 Geographic Data. • Item 3.0 ‘‘Shipments by Destination is moved to Item 6.2 of the proposed revised form and the three column headings ‘‘ARI–320, ARI–325/330, and Other (Non-ARI Rated GHPs)’’ are collapsed into a single column heading. Item 6.1 was added to collect the same geographic information regarding imports as on Form EIA–63A, ‘‘Annual Solar Thermal Collector Manufacturers Survey,’’ and Form EIA–63B, ‘‘Annual Photovoltaic Modules/Cells Manufacturers Surveys.’’ III. Request for Comments Prospective respondents and other interested parties should comment on the actions discussed in item II. The following guidelines are provided to assist in the preparation of comments. Please indicate to which form(s) your comments apply. General Issues A. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency and does the information have practical utility? Practical utility is PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15873 defined as the actual usefulness of information to or for an agency, taking into account its accuracy, adequacy, reliability, timeliness, and the agency’s ability to process the information it collects. B. What enhancements can be made to the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? As a Potential Respondent to the Request for Information A. What actions could be taken to help ensure and maximize the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of the information to be collected? B. Are the instructions and definitions clear and sufficient? If not, which instructions need clarification? C. Can the information be submitted by the due date? D. Public reporting burden for this collection is estimated to average 3.25 hours per response for Form EIA–63A, 3.25 hours per response for Form EIA– 63B, and 3.25 hours per response for Form EIA–902. The estimated burden includes the total time necessary to provide the requested information. In your opinion, how accurate is this estimate? E. The agency estimates that the only cost to a respondent is for the time it will take to complete the collection. Will a respondent incur any start-up costs for reporting, or any recurring annual costs for operation, maintenance, and purchase of services associated with the information collection? F. What additional actions could be taken to minimize the burden of this collection of information? Such actions may involve the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. G. Does any other Federal, State, or local agency collect similar information? If so, specify the agency, the data element(s), and the methods of collection. As a Potential User of the Information To Be Collected A. What actions could be taken to help ensure and maximize the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of the information disseminated? B. Is the information useful at the levels of detail to be collected? C. For what purpose(s) would the information be used? Be specific. D. Are there alternate sources for the information and are they useful? If so, what are their weaknesses and/or strengths? Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1 15874 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 63 / Tuesday, April 3, 2007 / Notices approval of the form. They also will become a matter of public record. Statutory Authority: Sections 3506(c)(2) and 3507(a) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) Issued in Washington DC, March 27, 2007. Jay H. Casselberry, Agency Clearance Officer, Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. E7–6123 Filed 4–2–07; 8:45 am] Philis J. Posey, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–6105 Filed 4–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Docket No. RP07–361–000] El Paso Natural Gas Company; Notice of Tariff Filing and Firm Transportation Service Agreements ycherry on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES March 28, 2007. Take notice that on March 26, 2007, El Paso Natural Gas Company (El Paso) tendered for filing as part of its FERC Gas Tariff, Second Revised Volume No. 1A, Fifteenth Revised Sheet No. 2 to become effective April 26, 2007. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed in accordance with the provisions of Section 154.210 of the Commission’s regulations (18 CFR 154.210). Anyone filing an intervention or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Anyone filing an intervention or protest on or before the intervention or protest date need not serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible online at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for 18:30 Apr 02, 2007 Jkt 211001 BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Federal Energy Regulatory Commission DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Docket No. RP07–182–001] Honeoye Storage Corporation; Notice of Proposed Substitute Change in FERC Gas Tariff Take notice that on March 26, 2007, Honeoye Storage Corporation (Honeoye) tendered for filing as part of its FERC Gas Tariff, First Revised Volume 1A, four (4) substitute revised tariff sheets to be effective April 1, 2007. The substitute revised tariff sheets are designated as: Substitute First Revised Sheet No. 74 Substitute Original Sheet No. 99A Substitute First Revised Sheet No. 100 Substitute Second Revised Sheet No. 106 Honeoye states that copies of the filing are being mailed to those parties who have filed motions to intervene in this proceeding. Any person desiring to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rule 211 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211). Protests to this filing will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Such protests must be filed in accordance with the provisions of Section 154.210 of the Commission’s regulations (18 CFR 154.210). Anyone filing a protest must serve a copy of that document on all the parties to the proceeding. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 March 28, 2007. March 28, 2007. PO 00000 This filing is accessible online at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Philis J. Posey, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–6104 Filed 4–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Federal Energy Regulatory Commission VerDate Aug<31>2005 review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Sfmt 4703 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER99–845–011. Applicants: Puget Sound Energy, Inc. Description: Puget Sound Energy, Inc submits notice of change in status, pursuant to the requirements of Order 652. Filed Date: 03/23/2007. Accession Number: 20070327–0243. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, April 13, 2007. Docket Numbers: ER99–2602–007. Applicants: LSP-Kendall Energy, LLC. Description: LSP-Kendall Energy, LLC submits its updated triennial market power analysis. Filed Date: 03/26/2007. Accession Number: 20070327–0196. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, April 16, 2007. Docket Numbers: ER99–4102–006. Applicants: Milford Power Company, LLC. Description: Milford Power Company, LLC submits a notice of change in status that the Commission relied upon to grant them market-based rate authority. Filed Date: 03/26/2007. Accession Number: 20070327–0195. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, April 16, 2007. Docket Numbers: ER05–89–008; ER95–1528–015; ER96–1088–042; ER01–2659–009; ER02–2199–007; ER03–54–007; ER03–56–007; ER96– 1858–020; ER03–674–009; ER99–1936– 008; ER01–1114–008; ER01–2306–002; ER97–2758–015. E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 63 (Tuesday, April 3, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15872-15874]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-6123]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Energy Information Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

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

ACTION: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request.

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SUMMARY: The EIA is soliciting comments on the proposed revision and 
three-year extension to the following EIA Forms:
     EIA-63A, ``Annual Solar Thermal Collector Manufacturers 
Survey.''
     EIA-63B, ``Annual Photovoltaic Module/Cell Manufacturers 
Survey.''
     EIA-902, ``Annual Geothermal Heat Pump Manufacturers 
Survey.''

DATES: Comments must be filed by June 4, 2007. If you anticipate 
difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the 
person listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESS: Send comments to Fred Mayes. To ensure receipt of the comments 
by the due date, submission by FAX (202-287-1964) or e-mail 
fred.mayes@eia.doe.gov is recommended. The mailing address is Energy 
Information Administration, EI-52, Forrestal Building, U.S. Department 
of Energy, Washington, DC 20585. Alternatively, Fred Mayes may be 
contacted by telephone at 202-287-1750.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of any forms and instructions should be directed to Fred Mayes 
at the address listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background
II. Current Actions
III. Request for Comments

I. Background

    The Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93-275, 15 
U.S.C. 761 et seq.) and the DOE Organization Act (Pub. L. 95-91, 42 
U.S.C. 7101 et seq.) require the EIA to carry out a centralized, 
comprehensive, and unified energy information program. This program 
collects, evaluates, assembles, analyzes, and disseminates information 
on energy resource reserves, production, demand, technology, and 
related economic and statistical information. This information is used 
to assess the adequacy of energy resources to meet near and longer term 
domestic demands.
    The EIA, as part of its effort to comply with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), 
provides the general public and other Federal agencies with 
opportunities to comment on collections of energy information conducted 
by or in conjunction with the EIA. Any comments received help the EIA 
to prepare data requests that maximize the utility of the information 
collected, and to assess the impact of collection requirements on the 
public. Also, the EIA will later seek approval by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) under Section 3507(a) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995.
    Form EIA-63A, ``Annual Solar Thermal Collector Manufacturers 
Survey,'' collects information on the distribution of solar thermal 
panels by manufacturers; Form EIA-63B, ``Annual Photovoltaic Module/
Cell Manufacturers Survey,'' collects information on the distribution 
by manufacturers of photovoltaic (PV) cells/modules; and Form EIA-902, 
``Annual Geothermal Heat Pump Manufacturers Survey,'' collects 
information on distribution of geothermal heat pumps by manufacturers. 
Specifically, all forms collect information on manufacturing, imports, 
exports, and shipments. The EIA has been collecting the above 
information annually and proposes to continue the surveys. The data 
collected will be disseminated in electronic products and electronic 
data files for use by government and private sector analysts. For 
details on EIA's renewables information program, please visit the 
renewable and alternative fuels page of EIA's Web site at http://
www.eia.doe.gov/fuelrenewable.html.

II. Current Actions

    EIA proposes to collect information on Forms EIA-63A, EIA-63B, and 
EIA-902 using EIA's Internet Data Collection (IDC) system as the 
primary mode for reporting information. Survey respondents must provide 
an e-mail address to EIA to receive instructions on the procedures for 
submitting information electronically. The IDC system utilizes secure 
socket layer software to encrypt and protect the information 
transmitted between a respondent and EIA. All software that is 
necessary to report electronically is provided by EIA at no cost to the 
respondents. Respondents need to register one time with EIA and receive 
a mailing identification and code prior to reporting electronically.
    The EIA has completed an extensive review and update of the 
renewable survey collection instruments. The objective of the review is 
to provide a standardized survey instrument and unified data collection 
approach for all three renewable forms. All three forms collect 
information from manufacturers of renewable energy equipment. The 
proposed forms revision is the result of efforts, which includes input 
from the renewable energy industry, other industry users of the data, 
government agencies, consumer groups, and private sector analysts. EIA 
will be requesting approval for its revisions and a three-year 
extension for its renewable surveys with the following proposed survey 
changes.

Form EIA-63A, ``Annual Solar Thermal Collector Manufacturers Survey.''

    The EIA proposes the following revisions, additions, and deletions 
to harmonize the data requested across the three surveys.
    (1) Addition: Item 3.1 (a) Collector Manufacturing.
    (2) Addition: Item 4.3 Average Thermal Performance Rating of 
Collector.
    (3) Revision: Item 4.3 Market Sector becomes Item 4.4 Domestic 
Shipments by Sector.
     Collect domestic shipments by sector instead of total 
shipments by sector.
     Change the sector headings from Residential, Commercial, 
Industrial, Utility, and Other to Residential, Commercial, Industrial, 
Electric Power, and Transportation.
    (4) Revision/Deletion: Item 4.4 End Use becomes Item 4.5 Domestic 
Shipments by End Use.
     Collect only domestic shipments by end use instead of 
domestic and foreign shipments by end use as the total number of 
shipments.
     Delete ``other'' end use type category under Item 4.4.8 
Other (describe).
    (5) Revision/Deletion: Item 4.9 becomes Item 4.10. Delete the 
seller type category Item 4.9 (f) Other (describe).

Form EIA-63B, ``Annual Photovoltaic Modules/Cells Manufacturers 
Survey.''

    The EIA proposes the following revisions, additions, and deletions 
to harmonize the data requested across the three surveys.
    (1) Addition: Item 3.4 What percentage of your company's total 
sales

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volume do photovoltaic-related activities compose?
    (2) Addition: Item 4.3 Energy Conversion Efficiency.
    (3) Revision: Item 4.4 Domestic Shipments by Sector.
     Collect only domestic shipments by sector instead of 
domestic and foreign shipments by sector as the total number of 
shipments.
     Change the sector headings from Residential, Commercial, 
Industrial, Utility, and Other to Residential, Commercial, Industrial, 
Electric Power, and Transportation.
    (4) Revision/Deletion: Item 4.3 End Use becomes Item 4.5 Domestic 
Shipments by End Use.
     Collect only domestic shipments by end use instead of 
domestic and foreign shipments by end use as the total number of 
shipments.
     Delete ``Other'' as an end use category.
    (5) Revision/Deletion: Item 4.9 becomes Item 4.10. Delete the 
seller type Item 4.9 (g) Other (describe).
    (6) Addition: Item 6.1 Shipments by Origin.
    (7) Addition: Item 6.2 Shipments by Destination.

Form EIA-902, ``Annual Geothermal Heat Pump Manufacturers Survey.''

    The EIA proposes the following revisions, additions, and deletions 
to be consistent with the data elements collected across the three 
surveys.
    (1) Addition: Item 2.0 Manufacturing Status.
     Collect the same Manufacturing Status information as 
collected on Form EIA-63A, ``Annual Solar Thermal Collector 
Manufacturers Survey,'' and Form EIA-63B, ``Annual Photovoltaic 
Modules/Cells Manufacturers Surveys.''
    (2) Addition: Item 3.0 Manufacturer and Marketing Data.
     Collect the same Manufacturer and Marketing data as 
collected on Form EIA-63A, ``Annual Solar Thermal Collector 
Manufacturers Survey,'' and Form EIA-63B, ``Annual Photovoltaic 
Modules/Cells Manufacturers Surveys.''
    (3) Revision/Addition/Deletion: Item 4.0 Geothermal Heat Pump 
Shipment Data.
     Category headings in section 2.0 ``Shipments In Calendar 
Year,'' have been moved to Section 4.0 on the new proposed form. 
Specifically, ``Total Shipments by Type of Heat Pump'' is moved to Item 
4.1, ``Number of Heat Pumps;'' ``Total Rated Capacity'' is moved to 
Item 4.2, ``Total GHP Shipments (total rated capacity in tons);'' 
``Average Cooling Efficiency (EER)'' is moved to Item 4.4, ``Average 
Cooling Efficiency (EER);'' and ``Average Heating Efficiency (COP)'' is 
moved to Item 4.5, ``Average heating Efficiency (COP).''
     Addition: Item 4.3 Total Value of GHP Shipments (dollars).
     Item 5.0 ``Domestic Shipments by Sector is moved to Item 
4.6 and the rows and columns are transposed.''
     Add Item 4.7 Domestic Shipment by End Use.
     Add Item 4.8 Imports.
     Add Item 4.9 Exports.
     Add Item 4.10 List of Country (ies) of Origin of Imports 
to collect the same information as on Form EIA-63A, ``Annual Solar 
Thermal Collector Manufacturers Survey,'' and Form EIA-63B, ``Annual 
Photovoltaic Modules/Cells Manufacturers Surveys.''
     Add Item 4.11 List of Country (ies) of Destination for 
Exports to collect the same information as on Form EIA-63A, ``Annual 
Solar Thermal Collector Manufacturers Survey,'' and Form EIA-63B, 
``Annual Photovoltaic Modules/Cells Manufacturers Surveys.''
     Move preceding Item 4.0 Domestic Shipments by Customer 
Type to proposed Item 4.12 Shipments by Customer Type.
    (4) Addition: Item 5.0 Systems Data.
     Add a new Item 5.0 ``Systems Data to collect the same 
information as collected on Form EIA-63A, ``Annual Solar Thermal 
Collector Manufacturers Survey,'' and Form EIA-63B, ``Annual 
Photovoltaic Modules/Cells Manufacturers Surveys.''
    (5) Revision/Deletion: Item 6.0 Geographic Data.
     Item 3.0 ``Shipments by Destination is moved to Item 6.2 
of the proposed revised form and the three column headings ``ARI-320, 
ARI-325/330, and Other (Non-ARI Rated GHPs)'' are collapsed into a 
single column heading. Item 6.1 was added to collect the same 
geographic information regarding imports as on Form EIA-63A, ``Annual 
Solar Thermal Collector Manufacturers Survey,'' and Form EIA-63B, 
``Annual Photovoltaic Modules/Cells Manufacturers Surveys.''

III. Request for Comments

    Prospective respondents and other interested parties should comment 
on the actions discussed in item II. The following guidelines are 
provided to assist in the preparation of comments. Please indicate to 
which form(s) your comments apply.

General Issues

    A. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency and does the 
information have practical utility? Practical utility is defined as the 
actual usefulness of information to or for an agency, taking into 
account its accuracy, adequacy, reliability, timeliness, and the 
agency's ability to process the information it collects.
    B. What enhancements can be made to the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected?

As a Potential Respondent to the Request for Information

    A. What actions could be taken to help ensure and maximize the 
quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of the information to be 
collected?
    B. Are the instructions and definitions clear and sufficient? If 
not, which instructions need clarification?
    C. Can the information be submitted by the due date?
    D. Public reporting burden for this collection is estimated to 
average 3.25 hours per response for Form EIA-63A, 3.25 hours per 
response for Form EIA-63B, and 3.25 hours per response for Form EIA-
902. The estimated burden includes the total time necessary to provide 
the requested information. In your opinion, how accurate is this 
estimate?
    E. The agency estimates that the only cost to a respondent is for 
the time it will take to complete the collection. Will a respondent 
incur any start-up costs for reporting, or any recurring annual costs 
for operation, maintenance, and purchase of services associated with 
the information collection?
    F. What additional actions could be taken to minimize the burden of 
this collection of information? Such actions may involve the use of 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    G. Does any other Federal, State, or local agency collect similar 
information? If so, specify the agency, the data element(s), and the 
methods of collection.

As a Potential User of the Information To Be Collected

    A. What actions could be taken to help ensure and maximize the 
quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of the information 
disseminated?
    B. Is the information useful at the levels of detail to be 
collected?
    C. For what purpose(s) would the information be used? Be specific.
    D. Are there alternate sources for the information and are they 
useful? If so, what are their weaknesses and/or strengths?
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB

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approval of the form. They also will become a matter of public record.

    Statutory Authority: Sections 3506(c)(2) and 3507(a) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3501, et 
seq.)

    Issued in Washington DC, March 27, 2007.
Jay H. Casselberry,
Agency Clearance Officer, Energy Information Administration.
 [FR Doc. E7-6123 Filed 4-2-07; 8:45 am]
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