Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 48946-48947 [E9-23185]

Download as PDF 48946 Proposed Wholesale Power Rate Schedule JW–2–F Availability This rate schedule shall be available to the Florida Power Corporation (or Progress Energy Florida, hereinafter called the Company). Applicability This rate schedule shall be applicable to electric energy generated at the Jim Woodruff Project (hereinafter called the Project) and sold to the Company in wholesale quantities. Points of Delivery Power sold to the Company by the Government will be delivered at the connection of the Company’s transmission system with the Project bus. Character of Service Electric power delivered to the Company will be three-phase alternating current at a nominal frequency of 60 cycles per second. Monthly Rate The monthly rate for energy sold under this schedule shall be equal to 100 percent of the calculated saving in the cost of fuel per KWH to the Company determined as follows: Energy Rate = 100% × Fm Sm All energy made available to the Company shall, to the extent required, be classified as energy transmitted to the Government’s preference customers served from the Company’s system. All energy made available to the Company from the Project shall be separated on the basis of the metered deliveries to it at the Project during on-peak and offpeak hours, respectively. Deliveries to preference customers of the Government shall be divided on the basis (with allowance for losses) of 77 percent being considered as on-peak energy and 23 percent being off-peak energy. Such percentages may by mutual consent be changed from time to time as further studies show to be appropriate. In the event that in classifying energy there is more than enough on-peak energy available to supply on-peak requirements of the Government’s preference customers but less than enough off-peak energy available to supply such customers off-peak requirements, such excess on-peak energy may be applied to the extent necessary to meet off-peak requirements of such customers in lieu of purchasing deficiency energy to meet such off-peak requirements. Billing Month The billing month under this schedule shall end at 12:00 midnight on the 20th day of each calendar month. [FR Doc. E9–23233 Filed 9–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P Where: Fm = Company fuel cost in the current period as defined in Federal Power Commission Order 517 issued November 13, 1974, Docket No. R–479. Sm = Company sales in the current period reflecting only losses associated with wholesale sales for resale. Sale shall be equated to the sum of (a) generation, (b) purchases, (c) interchange-in, less (d) inter-system sales, less estimated wholesale losses (based on average transmission loss percentage for preceding calendar year). jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES [Computed to the nearest $0.00001 (1/ 100mill) per KWH] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Determination of Energy Sold Energy will be furnished by the Company to supply any excess of Project use over Project generation. Energy so supplied by the Company will be deducted from the actual deliveries to the Company’s system to determine the net deliveries for energy accounting and billing purposes. Energy for Project use shall consist of energy used for station service, lock operation, Project yard, village lighting, and similar uses. The on-peak hours shall be the hours between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., Monday through Sunday, inclusive. Off-peak hours shall be all other hours. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:52 Sep 24, 2009 Jkt 217001 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. SUMMARY: The EIA has submitted the Residential Energy Consumption Survey to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and a reinstatement under section 3507(h)(1) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq). DATES: Comments must be filed by October 26, 2009. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Christine_Kymn@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) 395–4638. (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, 1000 Independence Ave, SW., 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–457 A/G ‘‘Residential Energy Consumption Survey.’’ 2. Energy Information Administration. 3. OMB Number 1905–0092. 4. Reinstatement. 5. Mandatory. 6. EIA’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) collects basic data necessary to meet EIA’s legislative mandates as well as the energy consumption and expenditures and related subjects for the household sector of the U.S. economy. 7. Individuals, Federal, State, and local Government as well as Business or other for-profit. 8. 8,784 annual burden hours. E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 EN25SE09.063</MATH> Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 185 / Friday, September 25, 2009 / Notices Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 185 / Friday, September 25, 2009 / Notices After the pre-survey consultation 60day Federal Register notice was published on page 8075 on February 23, 2009, EIA received funds in order to include weatherization and energy efficiency program participation questions on the survey. 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 13(b) of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, Pub. L. 93–275, codified at 15 U.S.C. 772(b). Issued in Washington, DC, September 21, 2009. Stephanie Brown, Director, Statistics and Methods Group, Agency Clearance Officer Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. E9–23185 Filed 9–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Record of Decision: Montana Alberta Tie Limited (DOE/EIS–0399) jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Record of decision. SUMMARY: The Western Area Power Administration (Western), an agency of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has decided to finance a portion of the Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. (MATL) 230kilovolt (kV) transmission line (MATL Project) in exchange for ownership of 50 megawatts (MW) of southbound capacity on the line and ownership of approximately 18 miles of transmission line. This decision is contingent on the MATL Project meeting all necessary conditions under Western’s Transmission Infrastructure Program (TIP). MATL proposed to construct, operate, maintain, and connect a new 214-mile, single-circuit 230-kV electric transmission line across the U.S.Canada border near Cut Bank, Montana, and DOE prepared the Environmental Impact Statement for the Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. (MATL) 230-kV Transmission Line (DOE/EIS–0399), herein referred to as the MATL Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), as co-lead with the State of Montana, to VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:07 Sep 24, 2009 Jkt 217001 analyze the environmental impacts that would be associated with construction and operation of the line. The environmental mitigation measures and electric reliability conditions required by DOE’s permit for the line are identified in the Record of Decision (ROD); Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. issued by DOE on November 17, 2008, (73 FR 67860), herein referred to as the first ROD. Western’s decision to finance a portion of the MATL Project has no effect on the environmental impacts identified in the MATL EIS, and does not in any way modify the first ROD. Western has prepared this second ROD in accordance with the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR Parts 1500–1508) for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and DOE’s NEPA Implementing Procedures (10 CFR part 1021). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information about Western’s decision, contact Robert J. Harris, Regional Manager, Upper Great Plains Customer Service Region, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 35800, Billings MT 59107–5800, by telephone at (406) 247–7405 or (800) 358–3415, or by facsimile at (406) 247–7408. The MATL EIS and first ROD are available on the DOE NEPA Web site at http:// www.gc.energy.gov/NEPA/. In addition, the first ROD may be requested by contacting Ellen Russell, Senior Project Manager, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, OE–20, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585, by telephone at (202) 586–9624, by facsimile at (202) 586–8008, or at Ellen.Russell@hq.doe.gov. For information on the DOE NEPA process, contact Carol Borgstrom, Director, Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance, GC– 20, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585, by telephone at (202) 586–4600 or (800) 472–2756, or by facsimile at (202) 586–7031. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NEPA Review When DOE distributed the Final MATL EIS in October 2008, Western was not involved in the MATL Project as the MATL Project did not include an interconnection with Western’s transmission system and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111–5; the Recovery Act) was not then law. The environmental impacts that would be associated with the line were analyzed in the MATL PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48947 EIS, and the MATL Project would result in low environmental impacts after mitigation measures required by DOE’s permit are implemented. The environmental mitigation measures and electric reliability conditions committed to are noted in the first ROD. Because the expected environmental impacts of the MATL Project were fully addressed in the MATL EIS, and given that Western’s participation and Federal action does not change the MATL Project or its impacts, Western has determined that further NEPA documentation is not required. For detailed information on the MATL EIS, please see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION section above. Purpose and Need for Agency Action Under section 402 of the Recovery Act, Western is given authority to borrow funds from the U.S. Treasury to construct, finance, facilitate, plan, operate, maintain, and/or study construction of new or upgraded electric power transmission lines and related facilities. These transmission lines and related facilities must have at least one terminus in Western’s marketing area and deliver or facilitate the delivery of power from renewable resources constructed or reasonably expected to be constructed after the date of enactment of the Recovery Act. On March 4, 2009, Western published a Notice of Proposed Program and Request for Public Comments in the Federal Register (74 FR 9391) describing its proposed Transmission Infrastructure Program (TIP) and soliciting public input on that program. After considering the comments received on its March 4 Federal Register notice, Western published its final TIP Notice of Program on May 14, 2009 (74 FR 22732). The TIP will guide how Western evaluates proposals for funding under the Recovery Act. Western also published a Notice of Availability of Request for Interest on March 4, 2009, (74 FR 9391) that initiated a public process to help identify the first round of transmission projects to be developed under the Recovery Act. The MATL Project was one of the projects proposed for funding in response to this notice. Western’s proposed action is to partially finance under its TIP the MATL Project as described in the first ROD. In return for its portion of Project funding, Western would own 50 MW of southbound capacity on the MATL line and gain ownership of approximately 18 miles of transmission line extending north from the Great Falls substation. E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 185 (Friday, September 25, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48946-48947]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-23185]


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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 Residential Energy Consumption 
Survey to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and a 
reinstatement under section 3507(h)(1) of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq).

DATES: Comments must be filed by October 26, 2009. 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 Christine_Kymn@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) 395-4638. (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, 1000 
Independence Ave, SW., 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-457 A/G ``Residential Energy Consumption Survey.''
    2. Energy Information Administration.
    3. OMB Number 1905-0092.
    4. Reinstatement.
    5. Mandatory.
    6. EIA's Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) collects 
basic data necessary to meet EIA's legislative mandates as well as the 
energy consumption and expenditures and related subjects for the 
household sector of the U.S. economy.
    7. Individuals, Federal, State, and local Government as well as 
Business or other for-profit.
    8. 8,784 annual burden hours.

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    After the pre-survey consultation 60-day Federal Register notice 
was published on page 8075 on February 23, 2009, EIA received funds in 
order to include weatherization and energy efficiency program 
participation questions on the survey.
    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 13(b) of the Federal Energy 
Administration Act of 1974, Pub. L. 93-275, codified at 15 U.S.C. 
772(b).

    Issued in Washington, DC, September 21, 2009.
Stephanie Brown,
Director, Statistics and Methods Group, Agency Clearance Officer Energy 
Information Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-23185 Filed 9-24-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6450-01-P