Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 25683-25685 [2011-10977]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 87 / Thursday, May 5, 2011 / Notices Laboratory. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. Wednesday, May 18, 2011 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Opportunities for public participation will be from 10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. These times are subject to change; please contact the Federal Coordinator (below) for confirmation of times prior to the meeting. ADDRESSES: Hilton Garden Inn, 700 Lindsey Boulevard, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert L. Pence, Federal Coordinator, Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office, 1955 Fremont Avenue, MS– 1203, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83415. 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Tentative Agenda: Review and update of task force and Subcommittee accomplishments, meet with key staff of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to discuss new initiatives and programs coming out of each program office, meet with National laboratory directors and staff to gain a better understanding of deployment efforts, and update to the Board on routine business matters and other topics of interest. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Members of the public who wish to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should contact Gil Sperling at the address or email listed above. Requests to make oral comments must be received five days prior to the meeting; reasonable provision will be made to include requested topic(s) on the agenda. The Chair of the Board is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available for public review and copying within 60 days on the STEAB Web site: http://www.steab.org. Issued at Washington, DC, on April 29, 2011. LaTanya Butler, Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–10975 Filed 5–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Agency information collection activities: Proposed collection; comment request. AGENCY: The EIA is soliciting comments on the proposed three-year extension to the EIA–22M, ‘‘Monthly Biodiesel Production Survey.’’ DATES: Comments must be filed by July 5, 2011. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05MYN1.SGM 05MYN1 25684 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 87 / Thursday, May 5, 2011 / Notices period, contact the person listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Chris Buckner. To ensure receipt of the comments by the due date, submission by FAX (202–586–1076) or e-mail (chris.buckner@eia.gov) is recommended. The mailing address is Office of Petroleum and Biofuels Statistics, EI–25, Forrestal Building, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20585. Alternatively, Chris Buckner may be contacted by telephone at 202– 586–6670. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of any forms and instructions should be directed to Chris Buckner at the address listed above. The proposed forms and changes in definitions and instructions are also available on the Internet at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/ survey/#eia-22m. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Current Actions III. Request for Comments jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES I. Background The Federal Energy Administration (FEA) Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 772(b), Pub. L. 93–275), requires 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. Section 503 of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, Public Law 102–486 (EPACT1992), (42 U.S.C. 13253) directs DOE to estimate consumption of alternative and replacement fuels annually. Since 1994, EIA has published replacement fuel consumption data annually in Alternatives to Traditional Transportation Fuels.1 Biodiesel consumption (estimated by EIA based on secondary sources) has been included since 2000. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT2005), Public Law 109–058 (42 U.S.C. 15801) specifies in greater detail how EIA should monitor biodiesel. Section 42 U.S.C. 7135(m)(1) states: ‘‘In order to improve the ability to evaluate the effectiveness of the Nation’s renewable fuels mandate, the [Administrator] shall conduct and publish the results of a survey 1 http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/alternate/page/ atftables/afvtransfuel_II.html VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 May 04, 2011 Jkt 223001 of renewable fuels demand in the motor vehicle fuels market in the United States monthly, and in a manner designed to protect the confidentiality of individual responses. In conducting the survey, the Administrator shall collect information both on a national and regional basis, including each of the following:’’ (A) The quantity of renewable fuels produced (B) The quantity of renewable fuels blended (C) The quantity of renewable fuels imported (D) The quantity of renewable fuels demanded (E) Market price data (F) Such other analyses or evaluations as the Administrator finds necessary to achieve the purposes of this section. 42 U.S.C. 7135(m)(2) also provides: ‘‘The Administrator shall also collect or estimate information both on a national and regional basis, pursuant to subparagraphs (A) through (F) of paragraph (1), for the 5 years prior to implementation of this subsection.’’ 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 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 for this collection by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under Section 3507(a) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. 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 nonstatistical uses) of the information. For instructions on obtaining materials, see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. II. Current Actions The EIA proposes a three-year extension to the EIA–22M, ‘‘Biodiesel Production Survey’’ with no changes. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 respondent by the due date? E. Public reporting burden for this collection is estimated to average: Estimated hours per response: 3 hours. The estimated burden includes the total time necessary to provide the requested information. In your opinion, how accurate is this estimate? 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. 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 forms. 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.). E:\FR\FM\05MYN1.SGM 05MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 87 / Thursday, May 5, 2011 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, April 28, 2011. Stephanie Brown, Director, Office of Survey Development & Statistical Integration, U.S. Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–10977 Filed 5–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2784–004] Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission, and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments Take notice that the following transmission line only project application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Subsequent License—Transmission Line Only. b. Project No: P–2784–004. c. Date Filed: April 18, 2011. d. Applicant: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). e. Name of Project: Rollins Transmission Line Project. f. Location: The Rollins Transmission Line Project is located in Placer and Nevada counties, California. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Forrest Sullivan, Senior Project Manager, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, 5555 Florin Perkins Road, Sacramento, CA, 95826. Tel: (916) 386–5580. i. FERC Contact: Mary Greene, (202) 502–8865 or mary.greene@ferc.gov. j. Status: This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. k. Description of Project: The Project is connected with the Yuba-Bear Hydroelectric Project, FERC Project No. 2266, owned and operated by the Nevada Irrigation District (NID). The Project consists of a single circuit, 3phase, 60-kilovolt, wood-pole transmission line extending 0.72 mile from NID’s Rollins powerhouse switchyard to PG&E’s interconnected transmission grid. The project is within a 40 foot corridor. PG&E proposes to remove from the project, an access road that is 1,867 feet in length, with project widths between 20 and 60 feet. The project occupies a total of 3.46 acres, all of which is under private ownership. PG&E is not proposing to modify the existing Project and does not plan any changes to the operation or maintenance of the transmission line. l. A copy of the application 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 ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above. You may also register online at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. m. With this notice, we are initiating consultation with the California State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), as required by section 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 36 CFR 800.4. n. Procedural schedule and final amendments: This application will be processed according to the following Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made if the Commission determines it necessary to do so. Milestone Tentative date Notice of Acceptance/Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis ....................................................................................... Filing of recommendations, preliminary terms and conditions, and fishway prescriptions ..................................................... Commission issues Draft EIS .................................................................................................................................................. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Energy Information Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: U.S. 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 three-year 
extension to the EIA-22M, ``Monthly Biodiesel Production Survey.''

DATES: Comments must be filed by July 5, 2011. If you anticipate 
difficulty in submitting comments within that

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period, contact the person listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Chris Buckner. To ensure receipt of the 
comments by the due date, submission by FAX (202-586-1076) or e-mail 
(chris.buckner@eia.gov) is recommended. The mailing address is Office 
of Petroleum and Biofuels Statistics, EI-25, Forrestal Building, U.S. 
Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 
20585. Alternatively, Chris Buckner may be contacted by telephone at 
202-586-6670.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of any forms and instructions should be directed to Chris 
Buckner at the address listed above. The proposed forms and changes in 
definitions and instructions are also available on the Internet at: 
http://www.eia.doe.gov/survey/#eia-22m.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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

I. Background

    The Federal Energy Administration (FEA) Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 
772(b), Pub. L. 93-275), requires 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.
    Section 503 of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, Public Law 102-486 
(EPACT1992), (42 U.S.C. 13253) directs DOE to estimate consumption of 
alternative and replacement fuels annually. Since 1994, EIA has 
published replacement fuel consumption data annually in Alternatives to 
Traditional Transportation Fuels.\1\ Biodiesel consumption (estimated 
by EIA based on secondary sources) has been included since 2000.
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    The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT2005), Public Law 109-058 (42 
U.S.C. 15801) specifies in greater detail how EIA should monitor 
biodiesel. Section 42 U.S.C. 7135(m)(1) states:

    ``In order to improve the ability to evaluate the effectiveness 
of the Nation's renewable fuels mandate, the [Administrator] shall 
conduct and publish the results of a survey of renewable fuels 
demand in the motor vehicle fuels market in the United States 
monthly, and in a manner designed to protect the confidentiality of 
individual responses. In conducting the survey, the Administrator 
shall collect information both on a national and regional basis, 
including each of the following:''

(A) The quantity of renewable fuels produced
(B) The quantity of renewable fuels blended
(C) The quantity of renewable fuels imported
(D) The quantity of renewable fuels demanded
(E) Market price data
(F) Such other analyses or evaluations as the Administrator finds 
necessary to achieve the purposes of this section.

    42 U.S.C. 7135(m)(2) also provides:

    ``The Administrator shall also collect or estimate information 
both on a national and regional basis, pursuant to subparagraphs (A) 
through (F) of paragraph (1), for the 5 years prior to 
implementation of this subsection.''

    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 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 for this collection by the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under Section 3507(a) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
    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 
nonstatistical uses) of the information. For instructions on obtaining 
materials, see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

II. Current Actions

    The EIA proposes a three-year extension to the EIA-22M, ``Biodiesel 
Production Survey'' with no changes.

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.

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 respondent by the due 
date?
    E. Public reporting burden for this collection is estimated to 
average:
    Estimated hours per response: 3 hours. The estimated burden 
includes the total time necessary to provide the requested information. 
In your opinion, how accurate is this estimate?
    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. 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 forms. 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.).


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    Issued in Washington, DC, April 28, 2011.
Stephanie Brown,
Director, Office of Survey Development & Statistical Integration, U.S. 
Energy Information Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-10977 Filed 5-4-11; 8:45 am]
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