Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 8075-8077 [E9-3773]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 34 / Monday, February 23, 2009 / Notices To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection must be received by the OMB desk officer at the address below, no later than 5 p.m. on March 25, 2009: OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, New Executive Office Building, 725 17th St, NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Fax Number: (202) 395–6974, E-mail (OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov). Dated: February 18, 2009. Ray Fields, Authorized Agency Paperwork Contact, National Assessment Governing Board. [FR Doc. E9–3793 Filed 2–20–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [CFDA No. 84.129B] Rehabilitation Training: Rehabilitation Long-Term Training—Rehabilitation Counseling AGENCY: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice reopening the Rehabilitation Long-Term Training— Rehabilitation Counseling fiscal year (FY) 2009 competition. On November 17, 2008, we published in the Federal Register (73 FR 67852) a notice inviting applications for the Rehabilitation Long-Term Training—Rehabilitation Counseling FY 2009 competition. That notice established a January 15, 2009 deadline date for eligible applicants to apply for funding under this program. In order to allow applicants the opportunity to respond to a correction in the selection criteria published in the Application Package, we are reopening the Rehabilitation Long-Term Training—Rehabilitation Counseling FY 2009 competition to eligible applicants. Specifically, we inadvertently omitted a heading and the point value of the criterion on Quality of Project Services, worth 10 points. The requirements of this criterion were embedded at the end of the criterion on Nature and Scope of Curriculum, worth 20 points. By omitting the heading and points for the criterion on Quality of Project Services, applicants were given the mistaken impression that this criterion was part of the Nature and Scope of Curriculum criterion. We have corrected the selection criteria in the Application Package. This correction of the selection criteria increases the possible points an jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:31 Feb 20, 2009 Jkt 217001 applicant may receive from 90 points to 100 points and makes it clear that there is a criterion on Quality of Project Services, worth 10 points. We strongly recommend that any eligible applicant that submitted its application using the criteria in the original application package re-submit its application in order to ensure that there is a clear response to the criterion on Quality of Project Services. If an applicant that submitted its application by the January 15, 2009 deadline does not choose to resubmit its application to address separately the Nature and Scope of Curriculum and Quality of Project Services criteria, we will increase the point value of the co-joined criteria contained under the heading Nature and Scope of Curriculum from 20 to 30 points for that applicant and the selection criteria overall from 90 to 100 points. We will separate the applicant’s response to the co-joined criteria under the heading of Nature and Scope of Curriculum, and each criteria will be rated separately with the total value of the Nature and Scope of Curriculum criteria being 20 points and the Quality of Project Services criteria being 10 points. All information in the November 17, 2008 notice remains the same for this notice reopening the competition, except for the following updates to Dates and to section IV. 3. Submission Dates and Times. Dates and section IV. 3. Submission Dates and Times: Applications Available: February 23, 2009. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 16, 2009. Note: Applications for grants under this program must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site at http://www.grants.gov. For information about how to submit your application electronically, please refer to Electronic Submission of Applications in the November 17, 2008 notice (73 FR 67852–67856). We encourage eligible applicants to submit their applications as soon as possible to avoid any problems with filing electronic applications on the last day. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 8, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edwin Powell, U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 5038, PCP, Washington, DC 20202–2800. Telephone: (202) 245–7505 or by e-mail: Edwin.Powell@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this notice in an PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8075 accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the contact person listed in this section. Electronic Access to This Document: You can view this document, as well as other Department of Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/ news/fedregister. To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1– 888–293–6498; or in the Washington, DC, area at (202) 512–1530. Note: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/ index.html. Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 772. Delegation of Authority: The Secretary of Education has delegated authority to Andrew J. Pepin, Executive Administrator for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services to perform the functions of the Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. Dated: February 18, 2009. Andrew J. Pepin, Executive Administrator for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. [FR Doc. E9–3812 Filed 2–20–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P 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. SUMMARY: The EIA is soliciting comments on the proposed reinstatement and three-year approval of Form EIA–457A-G, ‘‘Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS).’’ DATES: Comments must be filed by April 24, 2009. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed below as soon as possible. E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 8076 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 34 / Monday, February 23, 2009 / Notices Send comments to James R. Berry. To ensure receipt of the comments by the due date, submission by fax (202–586–0018) or e-mail (james.berry@eia.doe.gov) is recommended. The mailing address is Office of Energy Markets and End-Use, Energy Consumption Division, EI–63, Forrestal Building, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC 20585. Alternatively, James Berry may be contacted by telephone at (202) 586– 5543. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of any forms and instructions should be directed to James Berry at the address listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Current Actions III. Request for Comments jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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. Chapter 35), 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. The Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) is a periodic survey of U.S. residential households to collect energy consumption and expenditures data and track changes over time. The data are widely used throughout the government and the private sector for policy analysis and are made available to the public via data tables, public-use data files, and detailed analysis papers and reports. Comprehensive data for the VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:31 Feb 20, 2009 Jkt 217001 most recent survey, the 2005 RECS, are available in electronic format at the EIA’s Residential Consumption web site home page at http://www.eia.doe.gov/ emeu/recs/contents.html. Results from earlier surveys conducted in 1993, 1997, and 2001 are available in both printed and electronic format. Results from earlier RECS are available only in printed form. Please refer to the survey website for more information about the purpose of the survey and discussions of survey and data collection methodologies. For instructions on obtaining survey forms, see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. II. Current Actions This is a reinstatement of OMB No. 1905–0092 that expired May 31, 2008. The reinstatement will be for a threeyear period. No significant content or methodological changes are being implemented. The RECS is conducted on a quadrennial schedule, a schedule established with the 1997 RECS. Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI), a technology used since the 1997 RECS will be used again for the 2009 iteration of the survey. The content of the 2009 survey questionnaires will remain relatively unchanged from the content in the 2005 RECS. Proposed changes include reinstatement of residential transportation items (last collecting in the 1993 RECS), revised wording in the interest of clarity, and additions and deletions of items due to changes in technology or changes in energy usage in the U.S. Questions regarding home electronics, for example, are updated to reflect increased number of highdefinition televisions and television peripherals in U.S. homes. Some questions that yielded little useful data will be deleted. The 2005 RECS contained a series of questions included at the request of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These items related to household water usage have been deleted. All changes are made in the interest of collecting higher quality responses, to enhance the EIA’s ability to accurately identify the end-uses for which energy is consumed in households, and to support end-use consumption and expenditure estimates. The 2009 RECS Household questionnaire will again contain a section of questions specifically for lowincome household respondents. These questions are added at the request of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and used in HHS’ LowIncome Housing Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) formula calculations. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The 2009 RECS will be conducted under the provisions of the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act (CIPSEA) of 2002 (Title 5, Subtitle A, Pub. L. 107–347). As in the past, information provided by respondents will be used only for statistical purposes. Under the provisions of the law, every EIA employee, EIA contractor employee, and agents must keep confidential any individually identifiable information in his or her possession, and is subject to a jail term, a fine, or both, if he or she discloses or releases any identifiable information for nonstatistical purposes, without the informed consent of the respondent. The CIPSEA permits the EIA to obtain actual identifiers of survey respondents and process raw survey data on its physical premises while protecting information associated with individual respondents. 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. As a Potential Respondent to the Request for Information: 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? B. What actions could be taken to help ensure and maximize the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of the information to be collected? C. Are the instructions and definitions clear and sufficient? If not, which instructions need clarification? D. Can the information be submitted by the due date? E. Public reporting burden for this collection is estimated to average 45 minutes per response for Form EIA– 457A, Household Questionnaire; 20 minutes per response for Form EIA– 457B; 15 minutes per response for Form EIA–457C, Rental Agents, Landlords, and Apartment Managers; 30 minutes per response for Form EIA–457D, Household Bottle Gas (LPG or Propane) Usage; 30 minutes per response for Form EIA–457E, Household Electricity Usage; 30 minutes per response for Form EIA–457F, Household Natural Gas Usage; and 30 minutes per response for Form EIA–457G, Household Fuel Oil or Kerosene Usage. The estimated burden includes the total time necessary to provide the requested information. In your opinion, how accurate is this estimate? E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 34 / Monday, February 23, 2009 / Notices F. 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? G. 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. H. 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. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency and does the information have practical utility? B. What actions could be taken to help ensure and maximize the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of the information disseminated? C. Is the information useful at the levels of detail to be collected? D. For what purpose(s) would the information be used? Be specific. E. 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 approval of the form. They also will become a matter of public record. Statutory Authority: Section 3507(h)(1) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 761 et seq.), and the DOE Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.). Issued in Washington, DC, February 17, 2009. Stephanie Brown, Director, Statistics and Methods Group, Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. E9–3773 Filed 2–20–09; 8:45 am] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6450–01–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:31 Feb 20, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP04–379–002] Pine Prairie Energy Center, LLC; Notice of Application February 12, 2009. Take notice that on February 6, 2009, Pine Prairie Energy Center, LLC (Pine Prairie), 333 Clay Street, Houston, TX 77002, filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) an abbreviated application pursuant to section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), as amended, and part 157 of the Commission’s regulations for authorization to: (1) Develop two additional natural gas storage caverns, each having a capacity of 12.8 Bcf; (2) increase the working gas capacity of two of the three authorized natural gas storage caverns from 8 Bcf to 10 Bcf; (3) construct, own and operate one additional raw water withdrawal well and one additional saltwater disposal well; (4) construct, own, operate and maintain 5.3 miles of 24-inch diameter natural gas pipeline loop; and (5) install six incremental compression units totaling 34,800 horsepower. If approved, the proposal would bring the total number of authorized caverns at the Pine Prairie facility in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana to five with a total working gas capacity of 48 Bcf and total cushion gas of 12.8 Bcf among the five caverns. In addition to the proposed expansion of facilities, Pine Prairie seeks reaffirmation of its authorization to charge market-based rates for its storage and hub services. Any questions concerning this application should be directed to James F. Bowe, Jr., Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, 1101 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20005, 202–346–8000 (phone) 202–346–8102 (fax), jbowe@dl.com. Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8077 Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s FEIS or EA. This filing is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘e-Library’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. There are two ways to become involved in the Commission’s review of this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or before the comment date stated below file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must submit 14 copies of filings made in the proceeding with the Commission and must mail a copy to the applicant and to every other party. Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders in the proceeding. However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. The Commission will consider these comments in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission’s rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly involved in the protest. Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenters will be E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 34 (Monday, February 23, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8075-8077]
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[FR Doc No: E9-3773]


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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 reinstatement 
and three-year approval of Form EIA-457A-G, ``Residential Energy 
Consumption Survey (RECS).''

DATES: Comments must be filed by April 24, 2009. If you anticipate 
difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the 
person listed below as soon as possible.

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ADDRESSES: Send comments to James R. Berry. To ensure receipt of the 
comments by the due date, submission by fax (202-586-0018) or e-mail 
(james.berry@eia.doe.gov) is recommended. The mailing address is Office 
of Energy Markets and End-Use, Energy Consumption Division, EI-63, 
Forrestal Building, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC 20585. 
Alternatively, James Berry may be contacted by telephone at (202) 586-
5543.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of any forms and instructions should be directed to James Berry 
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. Chapter 35), 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.
    The Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) is a periodic 
survey of U.S. residential households to collect energy consumption and 
expenditures data and track changes over time. The data are widely used 
throughout the government and the private sector for policy analysis 
and are made available to the public via data tables, public-use data 
files, and detailed analysis papers and reports. Comprehensive data for 
the most recent survey, the 2005 RECS, are available in electronic 
format at the EIA's Residential Consumption web site home page at 
http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/recs/contents.html. Results from earlier 
surveys conducted in 1993, 1997, and 2001 are available in both printed 
and electronic format. Results from earlier RECS are available only in 
printed form.
    Please refer to the survey website for more information about the 
purpose of the survey and discussions of survey and data collection 
methodologies. For instructions on obtaining survey forms, see the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

II. Current Actions

    This is a reinstatement of OMB No. 1905-0092 that expired May 31, 
2008. The reinstatement will be for a three-year period. No significant 
content or methodological changes are being implemented. The RECS is 
conducted on a quadrennial schedule, a schedule established with the 
1997 RECS. Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI), a technology 
used since the 1997 RECS will be used again for the 2009 iteration of 
the survey.
    The content of the 2009 survey questionnaires will remain 
relatively unchanged from the content in the 2005 RECS. Proposed 
changes include reinstatement of residential transportation items (last 
collecting in the 1993 RECS), revised wording in the interest of 
clarity, and additions and deletions of items due to changes in 
technology or changes in energy usage in the U.S. Questions regarding 
home electronics, for example, are updated to reflect increased number 
of high-definition televisions and television peripherals in U.S. 
homes. Some questions that yielded little useful data will be deleted. 
The 2005 RECS contained a series of questions included at the request 
of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These items related to 
household water usage have been deleted. All changes are made in the 
interest of collecting higher quality responses, to enhance the EIA's 
ability to accurately identify the end-uses for which energy is 
consumed in households, and to support end-use consumption and 
expenditure estimates.
    The 2009 RECS Household questionnaire will again contain a section 
of questions specifically for low-income household respondents. These 
questions are added at the request of the Department of Health and 
Human Services (HHS) and used in HHS' Low-Income Housing Energy 
Assistance Program (LIHEAP) formula calculations.
    The 2009 RECS will be conducted under the provisions of the 
Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act 
(CIPSEA) of 2002 (Title 5, Subtitle A, Pub. L. 107-347). As in the 
past, information provided by respondents will be used only for 
statistical purposes.
    Under the provisions of the law, every EIA employee, EIA contractor 
employee, and agents must keep confidential any individually 
identifiable information in his or her possession, and is subject to a 
jail term, a fine, or both, if he or she discloses or releases any 
identifiable information for nonstatistical purposes, without the 
informed consent of the respondent. The CIPSEA permits the EIA to 
obtain actual identifiers of survey respondents and process raw survey 
data on its physical premises while protecting information associated 
with individual respondents.

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.
    As a Potential Respondent to the Request for Information:
    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?
    B. What actions could be taken to help ensure and maximize the 
quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of the information to be 
collected?
    C. Are the instructions and definitions clear and sufficient? If 
not, which instructions need clarification?
    D. Can the information be submitted by the due date?
    E. Public reporting burden for this collection is estimated to 
average 45 minutes per response for Form EIA-457A, Household 
Questionnaire; 20 minutes per response for Form EIA-457B; 15 minutes 
per response for Form EIA-457C, Rental Agents, Landlords, and Apartment 
Managers; 30 minutes per response for Form EIA-457D, Household Bottle 
Gas (LPG or Propane) Usage; 30 minutes per response for Form EIA-457E, 
Household Electricity Usage; 30 minutes per response for Form EIA-457F, 
Household Natural Gas Usage; and 30 minutes per response for Form EIA-
457G, Household Fuel Oil or Kerosene Usage. The estimated burden 
includes the total time necessary to provide the requested information. 
In your opinion, how accurate is this estimate?

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    F. 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?
    G. 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.
    H. 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. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency and does the 
information have practical utility?
    B. What actions could be taken to help ensure and maximize the 
quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of the information 
disseminated?
    C. Is the information useful at the levels of detail to be 
collected?
    D. For what purpose(s) would the information be used? Be specific.
    E. 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 approval of the form. They also 
will become a matter of public record.

    Statutory Authority: Section 3507(h)(1) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (15 
U.S.C. 761 et seq.), and the DOE Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101 et 
seq.).

    Issued in Washington, DC, February 17, 2009.
Stephanie Brown,
Director, Statistics and Methods Group, Energy Information 
Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-3773 Filed 2-20-09; 8:45 am]
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