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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 188 / Friday, September 28, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Bonneville Power Administration Availability of the Bonneville Purchasing Instructions (BPI) and Bonneville Financial Assistance Instructions (BFAI) Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), DOE ACTION: Notice of document availability. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Copies of the Bonneville Purchasing Instructions (BPI), which contain the policy and establish the procedures that BPA uses in the solicitation, award, and administration of its purchases of goods and services, including construction, are available in printed form for $30, or without charge at the following Internet address: http://www.bpa.gov/corporate/business/ bpi. Copies of the Bonneville Financial Assistance Instructions (BFAI), which contain the policy and establish the procedures that BPA uses in the solicitation, award, and administration of financial assistance instruments (principally grants and cooperative agreements), are available in printed form for $15 each, or available without charge at the following Internet address: http://www.bpa.gov/corporate/business/ bfai. ADDRESSES: Unbound copies of the BPI or BFAI may be obtained by sending a check for the proper amount to the Head of the Contracting Activity, Routing GK– 7, Bonneville Power Administration, P.O. Box 3621, Portland, Oregon 97208– 3621. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manager, Communications, 1–800–622– 4519. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BPA was established in 1937 as a Federal Power Marketing Agency in the Pacific Northwest. BPA operations are financed from power revenues rather than annual appropriations. BPA’s purchasing operations are conducted under 16 U.S.C. 832 et seq. and related statutes. Pursuant to these special authorities, the BPI is promulgated as a statement of purchasing policy and as a body of interpretative regulations governing the conduct of BPA purchasing activities. It is significantly different from the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and reflects BPA’s private sector approach to purchasing the goods and services that it requires. BPA’s financial assistance operations are conducted under 16 U.S.C. 839 et seq. and 16 U.S.C. 839 et seq. The BFAI express BPA’s financial assistance policy. The BFAI also comprise BPA’s rules governing implementation of the principles VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Sep 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 provided in the following OMB circulars: A–21 Cost Principles for Educational Institutions. A–87 Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments. A–102 Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments. A–110 Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Other Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Other Non-Profit Organizations. A–122 Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations. A–133 Audits of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations. BPA’s solicitations and contracts include notice of applicability and availability of the BPI and the BFAI, as appropriate, for the information of offerors on particular purchases or financial assistance transactions. Issued in Portland, Oregon, on September 13, 2007. Damian J. Kelly, Manager, Supply Chain Policy and Governance. [FR Doc. E7–19195 Filed 9–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The EIA has submitted the Electric Power Program 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., at 3507(h)(1)). DATES: Comments must be filed by October 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 OMB Desk Officer for DOE, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. To ensure receipt of the comments by the PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55193 due date, submission by FAX at 202– 395–7285 or e-mail to Nathan_J._Frey@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) 395–7345. (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 Grace Sutherland. To ensure receipt of the comments by the due date, submission by FAX (202– 586–5271) or e-mail (grace.sutherland@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. Ms. Sutherland may be contacted by telephone at (202) 586–6264. 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–411, 860, 860M, 861 and 923, ‘‘Electric Power Program.’’ 2. Energy Information Administration. 3. OMB Number 1905–0129. 4. Three-year extension. 5. Mandatory. 6. The Electric Power Surveys collect electric power information including capacity, generation, fuel consumption, fuel receipts, fuel stocks, and prices, along with financial information. Respondents include both regulated and unregulated entities that comprise the U.S. electric power industry. Electric power data collected are used by the Department of Energy for analysis and forecasting. Data are published in various EIA reports. 7. Business or other for profit, Federal Government, state, local or tribal government. 8. Total burden of 98,722 hours. The information collections submitted for OMB approval have some changes E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 55194 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 188 / Friday, September 28, 2007 / Notices from the proposed information collections made available for the public comment. The materials submitted to OMB are available for your review as noted previously. 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. No. 104–13) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., at 3507(h)(1)). Issued in Washington, DC, September 21, 2007. Jay H. Casselberry, Agency Clearance Officer, Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. E7–19256 Filed 9–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Project No. 2101–084 (California); Project No. 2155–024 (California) Sacramento Municipal Utility District; Pacific Gas & Electric Company; Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Upper American River Project and the Chili Bar Project jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES September 21, 2007. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) regulations, 18 CFR part 380 (Order No. 486, 52 F.R. 47897), the Office of Energy Projects has reviewed the applications for relicense for the Upper American River Project (FERC No. 2101) and the Chili Bar Project (FERC No. 2155), located on the South Fork of the American River near Placerville, California, and has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (draft EIS) for the projects. The existing 688-megawatt (MW) Upper American River Project occupies 6,375 acres of federal land administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (Forest Service), in Eldorado National Forest and 42.3 acres of federal land administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The Forest VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Sep 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 Service is reviewing an application for a special use permit for constructing the Iowa Hill development on National Forest System lands. The Forest Service is also a cooperating agency in preparing this draft EIS for the Upper American River Project. Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s 7– MW Chili Bar Project is located on the South Fork of the American River immediately downstream of the Upper American River Project. The project occupies 47.81 acres of federal land administered by the BLM. In the draft EIS, staff evaluates the applicant’s proposal and alternatives for relicensing the projects. The draft EIS documents the views of governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, affected Indian tribes, the public, the license applicant, and Commission staff. Comments should be filed with: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC, 20426. All comments must be filed within 45 days of the notice in the Federal Register, and should reference either Project No. 2101–084 (Upper American River Project) or Project No. 2155–024 (Chili Bar Project). Comments may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and instructions on the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov under the eLibrary link. Anyone may intervene in this proceeding based on this draft EIS (18 CFR 380.10). You may also file your request to intervene electronically. You do not need intervenor status to have the Commission consider your comments. Copies of the draft EIS are available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Branch, Room 2A, located at 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. The draft EIS also may be viewed on the Internet at http://www.ferc.gov under the eLibrary link. Enter the docket number (either P–2101or P– 2155) to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or tollfree at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. CD versions of the draft EIS have been mailed to everone on the mailing list for the projects. Copies of the CD, as well as a limited number of paper copies, are available from the Public Reference Room identified above. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via e- PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 mail of new filings and issuances related to these or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. For further information, contact James Fargo at (202) 502–6095 or at james.fargo@ferc.gov. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–19188 Filed 9–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP06–459–000] Transwestern Pipeline Company, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Final General Conformity Determination for the Proposed Phoenix Expansion Project September 21, 2007. The environmental staffs of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC); the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM); the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (FS); the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS); the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA); and the Navajo Nation, collectively referred to as the Agency Staffs, have prepared the final environmental impact statement (EIS) to address Transwestern Pipeline Company, LLC’s (Transwestern) proposed expansion of its natural gas pipeline system. A Final General Conformity Determination was also prepared by the FERC to assess the potential air quality impacts associated with construction and operation of the proposed Phoenix Expansion Project and is included as Appendix Q of the final EIS. The final EIS was prepared to satisfy the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Agency Staffs have concluded that if the project is constructed and operated in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, Transwestern’s proposed mitigation, and the Agency Staffs’ additional mitigation measures, it would have limited adverse environmental impact. The FERC is the lead federal agency and will use the final EIS to consider the environmental impacts that could result if it issues Transwestern a Certificate of Public Convenience and E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-19256]


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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 Electric Power Program 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., at 3507(h)(1)).

DATES: Comments must be filed by October 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 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 at 
202-395-7285 or e-mail to Nathan--J.--Frey@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) 395-7345. (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 Grace Sutherland. To ensure receipt of the 
comments by the due date, submission by FAX (202-586-5271) or e-mail 
(grace.sutherland@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. Ms. Sutherland may be 
contacted by telephone at (202) 586-6264.

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-411, 860, 860M, 861 and 923, ``Electric Power 
Program.''
    2. Energy Information Administration.
    3. OMB Number 1905-0129.
    4. Three-year extension.
    5. Mandatory.
    6. The Electric Power Surveys collect electric power information 
including capacity, generation, fuel consumption, fuel receipts, fuel 
stocks, and prices, along with financial information. Respondents 
include both regulated and unregulated entities that comprise the U.S. 
electric power industry. Electric power data collected are used by the 
Department of Energy for analysis and forecasting. Data are published 
in various EIA reports.
    7. Business or other for profit, Federal Government, state, local 
or tribal government.
    8. Total burden of 98,722 hours.
    The information collections submitted for OMB approval have some 
changes

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from the proposed information collections made available for the public 
comment. The materials submitted to OMB are available for your review 
as noted previously.
    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. No. 104-13) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., 
at 3507(h)(1)).

    Issued in Washington, DC, September 21, 2007.
Jay H. Casselberry,
Agency Clearance Officer, Energy Information Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-19256 Filed 9-27-07; 8:45 am]
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