Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 52955-52957 [E9-24777]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 198 / Thursday, October 15, 2009 / Notices The following items will be covered on the agenda: • DOE Program Update • U.S. and Global Update on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Industry • International Status of Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technologies • Role of Fuel Cells in Smart Gris Programs • Update on Battery Technology for Vehicles • 2009 HTAC Report Development • Open Discussion Public Participation: In keeping with procedures, members of the public are welcome to observe the business of the meeting of HTAC and to make oral statements during the specified period for public comment. The public comment period will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on November 4, 2009. To attend the meeting and/or to make oral statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, e-mail HTAC@nrel.gov at least 5 business days before the meeting. Please indicate if you will be attending the meeting, whether you want to make an oral statement, and what organization you represent. Members of the public will be heard in the order in which they sign up for the public comment period. Oral comments should be limited to two minutes in length. Reasonable provision will be made to include the scheduled oral statements on the agenda. The chair of the committee will make every effort to hear the views of all interested parties and to facilitate the orderly conduct of business. If you would like to file a written statement with the committee, you may do so either by submitting a hard copy at the meeting or by submitting an electronic copy to HTAC@nrel.gov. Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available for public review at http://hydrogen.energy.gov. Issued at Washington, DC on October 8, 2009. Rachel Samuel, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E9–24776 Filed 10–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy (DOE). VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:13 Oct 14, 2009 Jkt 220001 ACTION: Agency information collection activities: Proposed collection; Comment request. SUMMARY: The EIA is soliciting comments on the proposed revisions and three-year extension to the Forms: EIA–411, ‘‘Coordinated Bulk Power Supply Program Report,’’ EIA–826, ‘‘Monthly Electric Sales and Revenue with State Distributions Report,’’ EIA–860, ‘‘Annual Electric Generator Report,’’ EIA–860M, ‘‘Monthly Update to the Annual Electric Generator Report,’’ EIA–861, ‘‘Annual Electric Power Industry Report,’’ and EIA–923, ‘‘Power Plant Operations Report.’’ DATES: Comments must be filed by December 14, 2009. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Ms. Elizabeth Panarelli. To ensure receipt of the comments by the due date, submission by FAX (202–287–1938) or an e-mail to Ms. Panarelli at electricity2011@eia.doe.gov is recommended. The mailing address is Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Division, EI–53, Forrestal Building, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC 20585. Alternatively, Ms. Panarelli may be contacted by telephone at 202–586–2234. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of any forms and instructions should be directed to Ms. Elizabeth Panarelli at the address listed above. To review the proposed forms and instructions, please visit: http:// www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/page/ fednotice/elect_2011.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Current Actions III. Request for Comments I. Background The Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, specifically 15 U.S.C. 790a, and the DOE Organization Act, specifically 42 U.S.C. 7135, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52955 The EIA, as part of its effort to comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (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. Also, the EIA will later seek approval for this collection by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under Section 3507(a) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The EIA collects information about the electric power industry for use by government and private sector analysts. The survey information is disseminated in a variety of electronic products and files. For details on the EIA electric power information program, please visit the electricity page of the EIA Internet site at http://www.eia.doe.gov/ fuelelectric.html. The EIA has completed an extensive review and update of the electric power survey collection instruments. The result of the update reflects input from the electric power industry, other industry users of the data, government agencies, consumer groups, and private sector analysts. The form changes are explained below. Please refer to 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 non-statistical uses) of the information. For instructions on obtaining materials, see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. II. Current Actions Specifically, the EIA is soliciting comments on the following revisions to and extension of existing forms, including: Form EIA–411, ‘‘Coordinated Bulk Power Supply Program Report’’ Change form name to ‘‘Coordinated Bulk Power Supply & Demand Program Report;’’ return to collecting projected reliability data on a 10-year basis as opposed to 5 years; change ‘‘Council’’ to ‘‘Regional Entity;’’ and add submission of Sub-regional level breakout of data. Adopt the current NERC 2009 Schedule 3 for summer and winter aggregated demand and supply information. Changes are as follows: Demand category additions include ‘‘Demand Response,’’ ‘‘Critical PeakPricing with Control,’’ and ‘‘Load as a Capacity Resource;’’ supply category additions include ‘‘Existing-Certain,’’ ‘‘Existing-Other,’’ ‘‘Existing-Inoperable,’’ ‘‘Future-Planned,’’ ‘‘Future-Other,’’ and ‘‘Conceptual’’ categories; break out E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1 52956 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 198 / Thursday, October 15, 2009 / Notices capacity categories of Wind, Solar, Hydro, and Biomass to cover both expected on-peak and derated values; and expand coverage of types of reserve margin calculations. Delete Schedule 4—Regional Imports and Export detail. (Transaction summaries are added to Schedule 3). For Schedule 5, permit the submission of Computer-Aided Design and/or Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CAD/CADD) file types. Schedule 6 changes include: Part A will now collect the following Existing Transmission Circuit Miles values: AC (kV)—115, 138, 161, 230, 345, 500, 765; DC (kV) 100–299, 300, 400, 450, 500; Part B will now collect Projected Transmission Additions starting at 100kV and information on the reasons why Projected Transmission Additions are being added; and change reporting of selected transmission outage data to a mandatory basis on Schedule 7. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Form EIA–826, ‘‘Monthly Electric Sales and Revenue With State Distributions Report’’ Schedule 2 Part B. Sales to Ultimate Customers—Energy-Only Service: Collect the names of the companies that deliver electricity on behalf of power marketers and retail service providers. Schedule 3 Part A. Green Pricing: Collect, by State and sector, the number of green pricing customers, green pricing sales and revenue as well as green pricing sales and revenue from Renewable Energy Certificates (REC). Schedule 3 Part B. Net Metering: Collect, by State and sector, the number of net metering customers, net metering capacity and technology type, as well as energy displaced by net metered generating facilities. Schedule 3 Part C. Advanced Metering: Collect, by State and sector, the number of Advanced Meter Reading (AMR) and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) meters installed, as well as the energy served through AMI meters. Form EIA–860, ‘‘Annual Electric Generator Report’’ Change the collection of planning horizon from 5 years to 10 years. Schedule 3 Generator Information: Make revisions (prime movers and energy sources) to distinguish the reporting of energy storage technologies; make revisions (prime movers and energy sources) to distinguish the reporting of hydrokinetic technologies and related information; add geothermal to the technologies for which tested heat rate data are required; add the data element, ‘‘Annual Average Operating Efficiency,’’ for solar photovoltaic, wind, and hydroelectric generators to the data collection; and replace the questions on VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:13 Oct 14, 2009 Jkt 220001 reactive power output (MVAR) with new questions related to reactive power output. Schedule 6 Part F. Cooling System Information: Add new codes to capture additional cooling system types, source of cooling water and type of cooling water; add a question to collect the percentage of cooling load served by dry cooling components (for hybrid cooling systems); and expand the survey frame for cooling system data collection to include all thermoelectric plants greater than or equal to 100 MW in size. Form EIA–860M, ‘‘Monthly Update to the Annual Electric Generator Report’’ Schedule 2 (Updates To Proposed New Generators) and Schedule 3 (Updates To Proposed Changes To Existing Generators): Make revisions (prime movers and energy sources) to distinguish the reporting of energy storage technologies; and make revisions (prime movers and energy sources) to distinguish the reporting of hydrokinetic technologies and related information. Form EIA–861, ‘‘Annual Electric Power Industry Report’’ Schedule 2 Part C. Green Pricing: Add, by State and sector, the green pricing sales and revenue from Renewable Energy Certificates (REC). Schedule 2 Part D. Net Metering: By State and sector, add the capacity and technology type for net metering generating facilities. Schedule 6 Demand-Side Management Information: Collect Demand-Side Management (DSM) information from all respondents, regardless of size; and expand collection of DSM data to include State- and sector-level breakdown of costs, energy efficiency, and load management effects. Schedule 7 Distributed and Dispersed Generation: Collect the capacity for distributed and dispersed generating technologies by State (replaces the percentage for each technology); and add ‘‘Photovoltaic (PV)’’ and ‘‘Storage’’ as choices for reporting distributed and dispersed generation types. Form EIA–923, ‘‘Power Plant Operations Report’’ Schedule 2. Cost and Quality of Fuel Receipts, Plant-Level: Collect receipts of uranium ownership transfers and enrichment services. Schedule 7. Total Plant Efficiency for Combined Heat and Power Plants (CHP): Add the annual average total CHP efficiency (i.e., the energy output’s percentage of the energy input) from CHP plants only. Schedule 8D. Cooling System Information, Annual Operations: Add a column to collect amount of water diverted; and PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 expand directions to include definitions of diversion, withdrawal, consumption, and discharge. Expand respondent pool to include any thermoelectric power plant greater than or equal to 100 MW. 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 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 dates? E. Public reporting burden for this collection is estimated to average: Form EIA–411, ‘‘Bulk Power Supply Program Report,’’ 15.9 hours per response (Annual); Form EIA–826, ‘‘Monthly Electric Sales and Revenue with State Distributions Report,’’ 1.6 hours per response; Form EIA–860, ‘‘Annual Electric Generator Report,’’ 6.75 hours per response for respondents without environmental information and 12.5 hours per response for respondents with environmental information; Form EIA– 860M, ‘‘Monthly Update to the Annual Electric Generator Report,’’ 0.3 hours per response; Form EIA–861, ‘‘Annual Electric Power Industry Report,’’ 9.0 hours per response; Form EIA–923, ‘‘Power Plant Operations Report,’’ 3.2 hours per response (Monthly for a sample, Annually for plants not in the sample). The estimated burden includes the total time necessary to provide the requested information. In your opinion, how accurate are these estimates? 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 E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 198 / Thursday, October 15, 2009 / Notices 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 13(b) of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, P.L. 93–275, codified at 15 U.S.C. 772(b). Issued in Washington, DC on October 8, 2009. Renee Miller, Director, Forms Clearance and Information, Quality Division, Statistics and Methods Group, Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. E9–24777 Filed 10–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13470–000] Swalley Irrigation District; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, Protests, Recommendations, and Terms and Conditions mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES October 7, 2009. Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Type of Application: Conduit Exemption. b. Project No.: 13470–000. c. Date filed: May 21, 2009. d. Applicant: Swalley Irrigation District. VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:13 Oct 14, 2009 Jkt 220001 e. Name of Project: Swalley Irrigation District Project. f. Location: The proposed Swalley Irrigation District Project would be located on the Swalley Main Canal in Deschutes County, Oregon. The land in which all the project structures are located is owned by the applicant. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Gary Blake, Chairmen, Swalley Irrigation District, 64672 Cook Avenue, Suite 1, Bend, OR 97701, phone (541) 388–0658. i. FERC Contact: Robert Bell, (202) 502–6062, Robert.bell@ferc.gov. j. Status of Environmental Analysis: This application is ready for environmental analysis at this time, and the Commission is requesting comments, reply comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions. k. Deadline for filing responsive documents: The Commission directs, pursuant to section 4.34(b) of the Regulations (see Order No. 533, issued May 8, 1991, 56 FR 23,108 (May 20, 1991)) that all comments, motions to intervene, protests, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions concerning the application be filed with the Commission: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. All reply comments must be filed with the Commission: 105 days from the issuance of this notice. Comments, protests, and interventions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper; see 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person in the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. l. Description of Project: The proposed Swalley Irrigation District Project consists of: (1) A proposed powerhouse containing one generating unit having an installed capacity of 750 kilowatts, and (2) appurtenant facilities. The Swalley Irrigation District, estimates the project would have an average annual generation of 2.7 gigawatt-hours that would be sold to a local utility. m. This filing is available for review and reproduction at the Commission in PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52957 the Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be viewed on the Web at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number, P–13470, in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1–866–208– 3676 or e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for review and reproduction at the address in item h above. n. Development Application—Any qualified applicant desiring to file a competing application must submit to the Commission, on or before the specified deadline date for the particular application, a competing development application, or a notice of intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely notice of intent allows an interested person to file the competing development application no later than 120 days after the specified deadline date for the particular application. Applications for preliminary permits will not be accepted in response to this notice. o. Notice of Intent—A notice of intent must specify the exact name, business address, and telephone number of the prospective applicant, and must include an unequivocal statement of intent to submit a competing development application. A notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this public notice. p. Protests or Motions to Intervene— Anyone may submit a protest or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any protests or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular application. q. All filings must (1) Bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘PROTEST’’, ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’, ‘‘NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE COMPETING APPLICATION’’, ‘‘COMPETING APPLICATION’’, ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘REPLY COMMENTS,’’ ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS,’’ ‘‘TERMS AND CONDITIONS,’’ or ‘‘PRESCRIPTIONS;’’ (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1

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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 revisions and 
three-year extension to the Forms:

EIA-411, ``Coordinated Bulk Power Supply Program Report,''
EIA-826, ``Monthly Electric Sales and Revenue with State Distributions 
Report,''
EIA-860, ``Annual Electric Generator Report,''
EIA-860M, ``Monthly Update to the Annual Electric Generator Report,''
EIA-861, ``Annual Electric Power Industry Report,'' and
EIA-923, ``Power Plant Operations Report.''

DATES: Comments must be filed by December 14, 2009. If you anticipate 
difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the 
person listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Ms. Elizabeth Panarelli. To ensure receipt 
of the comments by the due date, submission by FAX (202-287-1938) or an 
e-mail to Ms. Panarelli at electricity2011@eia.doe.gov is recommended. 
The mailing address is Energy Information Administration, Electric 
Power Division, EI-53, Forrestal Building, U.S. Department of Energy, 
Washington, DC 20585. Alternatively, Ms. Panarelli may be contacted by 
telephone at 202-586-2234.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of any forms and instructions should be directed to Ms. 
Elizabeth Panarelli at the address listed above. To review the proposed 
forms and instructions, please visit: http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/page/fednotice/elect_2011.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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

I. Background

    The Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, specifically 15 
U.S.C. 790a, and the DOE Organization Act, specifically 42 U.S.C. 7135, 
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 (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. Also, the EIA will later seek approval for this collection by 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under Section 3507(a) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
    The EIA collects information about the electric power industry for 
use by government and private sector analysts. The survey information 
is disseminated in a variety of electronic products and files. For 
details on the EIA electric power information program, please visit the 
electricity page of the EIA Internet site at http://www.eia.doe.gov/fuelelectric.html.
    The EIA has completed an extensive review and update of the 
electric power survey collection instruments. The result of the update 
reflects input from the electric power industry, other industry users 
of the data, government agencies, consumer groups, and private sector 
analysts. The form changes are explained below.
    Please refer to 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 non-
statistical uses) of the information. For instructions on obtaining 
materials, see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

II. Current Actions

    Specifically, the EIA is soliciting comments on the following 
revisions to and extension of existing forms, including:

Form EIA-411, ``Coordinated Bulk Power Supply Program Report''

    Change form name to ``Coordinated Bulk Power Supply & Demand 
Program Report;'' return to collecting projected reliability data on a 
10-year basis as opposed to 5 years; change ``Council'' to ``Regional 
Entity;'' and add submission of Sub-regional level breakout of data.
    Adopt the current NERC 2009 Schedule 3 for summer and winter 
aggregated demand and supply information. Changes are as follows: 
Demand category additions include ``Demand Response,'' ``Critical Peak-
Pricing with Control,'' and ``Load as a Capacity Resource;'' supply 
category additions include ``Existing-Certain,'' ``Existing-Other,'' 
``Existing-Inoperable,'' ``Future-Planned,'' ``Future-Other,'' and 
``Conceptual'' categories; break out

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capacity categories of Wind, Solar, Hydro, and Biomass to cover both 
expected on-peak and derated values; and expand coverage of types of 
reserve margin calculations. Delete Schedule 4--Regional Imports and 
Export detail. (Transaction summaries are added to Schedule 3). For 
Schedule 5, permit the submission of Computer-Aided Design and/or 
Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CAD/CADD) file types. Schedule 6 
changes include: Part A will now collect the following Existing 
Transmission Circuit Miles values: AC (kV)--115, 138, 161, 230, 345, 
500, 765; DC (kV) 100-299, 300, 400, 450, 500; Part B will now collect 
Projected Transmission Additions starting at 100kV and information on 
the reasons why Projected Transmission Additions are being added; and 
change reporting of selected transmission outage data to a mandatory 
basis on Schedule 7.

Form EIA-826, ``Monthly Electric Sales and Revenue With State 
Distributions Report''

    Schedule 2 Part B. Sales to Ultimate Customers--Energy-Only 
Service: Collect the names of the companies that deliver electricity on 
behalf of power marketers and retail service providers. Schedule 3 Part 
A. Green Pricing: Collect, by State and sector, the number of green 
pricing customers, green pricing sales and revenue as well as green 
pricing sales and revenue from Renewable Energy Certificates (REC).
    Schedule 3 Part B. Net Metering: Collect, by State and sector, the 
number of net metering customers, net metering capacity and technology 
type, as well as energy displaced by net metered generating facilities. 
Schedule 3 Part C. Advanced Metering: Collect, by State and sector, the 
number of Advanced Meter Reading (AMR) and Advanced Metering 
Infrastructure (AMI) meters installed, as well as the energy served 
through AMI meters.

Form EIA-860, ``Annual Electric Generator Report''

    Change the collection of planning horizon from 5 years to 10 years. 
Schedule 3 Generator Information: Make revisions (prime movers and 
energy sources) to distinguish the reporting of energy storage 
technologies; make revisions (prime movers and energy sources) to 
distinguish the reporting of hydrokinetic technologies and related 
information; add geothermal to the technologies for which tested heat 
rate data are required; add the data element, ``Annual Average 
Operating Efficiency,'' for solar photovoltaic, wind, and hydroelectric 
generators to the data collection; and replace the questions on 
reactive power output (MVAR) with new questions related to reactive 
power output. Schedule 6 Part F. Cooling System Information: Add new 
codes to capture additional cooling system types, source of cooling 
water and type of cooling water; add a question to collect the 
percentage of cooling load served by dry cooling components (for hybrid 
cooling systems); and expand the survey frame for cooling system data 
collection to include all thermoelectric plants greater than or equal 
to 100 MW in size.

Form EIA-860M, ``Monthly Update to the Annual Electric Generator 
Report''

    Schedule 2 (Updates To Proposed New Generators) and Schedule 3 
(Updates To Proposed Changes To Existing Generators): Make revisions 
(prime movers and energy sources) to distinguish the reporting of 
energy storage technologies; and make revisions (prime movers and 
energy sources) to distinguish the reporting of hydrokinetic 
technologies and related information.

Form EIA-861, ``Annual Electric Power Industry Report''

    Schedule 2 Part C. Green Pricing: Add, by State and sector, the 
green pricing sales and revenue from Renewable Energy Certificates 
(REC). Schedule 2 Part D. Net Metering: By State and sector, add the 
capacity and technology type for net metering generating facilities. 
Schedule 6 Demand-Side Management Information: Collect Demand-Side 
Management (DSM) information from all respondents, regardless of size; 
and expand collection of DSM data to include State- and sector-level 
breakdown of costs, energy efficiency, and load management effects. 
Schedule 7 Distributed and Dispersed Generation: Collect the capacity 
for distributed and dispersed generating technologies by State 
(replaces the percentage for each technology); and add ``Photovoltaic 
(PV)'' and ``Storage'' as choices for reporting distributed and 
dispersed generation types.

Form EIA-923, ``Power Plant Operations Report''

    Schedule 2. Cost and Quality of Fuel Receipts, Plant-Level: Collect 
receipts of uranium ownership transfers and enrichment services. 
Schedule 7. Total Plant Efficiency for Combined Heat and Power Plants 
(CHP): Add the annual average total CHP efficiency (i.e., the energy 
output's percentage of the energy input) from CHP plants only. Schedule 
8D. Cooling System Information, Annual Operations: Add a column to 
collect amount of water diverted; and expand directions to include 
definitions of diversion, withdrawal, consumption, and discharge. 
Expand respondent pool to include any thermoelectric power plant 
greater than or equal to 100 MW.

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 
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 dates?
    E. Public reporting burden for this collection is estimated to 
average: Form EIA-411, ``Bulk Power Supply Program Report,'' 15.9 hours 
per response (Annual); Form EIA-826, ``Monthly Electric Sales and 
Revenue with State Distributions Report,'' 1.6 hours per response; Form 
EIA-860, ``Annual Electric Generator Report,'' 6.75 hours per response 
for respondents without environmental information and 12.5 hours per 
response for respondents with environmental information; Form EIA-860M, 
``Monthly Update to the Annual Electric Generator Report,'' 0.3 hours 
per response; Form EIA-861, ``Annual Electric Power Industry Report,'' 
9.0 hours per response; Form EIA-923, ``Power Plant Operations 
Report,'' 3.2 hours per response (Monthly for a sample, Annually for 
plants not in the sample). The estimated burden includes the total time 
necessary to provide the requested information. In your opinion, how 
accurate are these estimates?
    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

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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 13(b) of the Federal Energy 
Administration Act of 1974, P.L. 93-275, codified at 15 U.S.C. 
772(b).

    Issued in Washington, DC on October 8, 2009.
Renee Miller,
Director, Forms Clearance and Information, Quality Division, Statistics 
and Methods Group, Energy Information Administration.

[FR Doc. E9-24777 Filed 10-14-09; 8:45 am]
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