Agency Information Collection Extension, 79665-79666 [2011-32806]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 246 / Thursday, December 22, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION respondents, including through the use of information technology. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Dated: December 19, 2011. Darrin King, Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. Agency Information Collection Extension Department of Education. Comment request. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Education (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 21, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or mailed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202–4537. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that Federal agencies provide interested parties an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management, publishes this notice containing proposed information collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the information collection. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the SUMMARY: jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 79665 VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:17 Dec 21, 2011 Jkt 226001 Federal Student Aid Type of Review: Revision. Title of Collection: Guaranty Agency Financial Report. OMB Control Number: 1845–0026. Agency Form Number(s): Form 2000. Frequency of Responses: Monthly. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; State, Local, or Tribal Government. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 792. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 43,560. Abstract: The Guaranty Agency Financial Report (GAFR), ED Form 2000, is used by the thirty-three (33) guaranty agencies under the Federal Family Education Loan program, authorized by Title IV, Part B of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Guaranty agencies use the GAFR to: (1) Request reinsurance from the U.S. Department of Education (ED); (2) request payment on death, disability, closed school, and false certification claim payments to lenders; (3) remit to ED refunds on rehabilitated loans and consolidation loans; (4) remit to ED default and wage garnishment collections. ED also uses report data to monitor the guaranty agency’s financial activities (agency federal fund and agency operating fund) and each agency’s federal receivable balance. Copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 4771. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202–4537. Requests may also be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to (202) 401–0920. Please specify the complete title of the information collection and OMB Control Number when making your request. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1 (800) 877– 8339. [FR Doc. 2011–32820 Filed 12–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U.S. Department of Energy. Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review; comment request. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection package requests a three-year extension of ‘‘Industrial Relations,’’ OMB Control Number 1910– 0600. This proposed collection covers major Department contractor Human Resource information necessary for contract management, administration, and cost control. DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before January 23, 2012. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, please advise the OMB Desk Officer of your intention to make a submission as soon as possible. The Desk Officer may be telephoned at (202) 395–4650. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to the DOE Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, 735 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503; and to Robert M. Myers, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–1615, 202–287–1584, or by fax at (202) 287– 1349, or by email at robert.myers@hq.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Robert Myers at the address listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. 1910–0600; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Industrial Relations; (3) Type of Request: Renewal; (4) Purpose: This information is required for management oversight of the Department of Energy’s Facilities Management Contractors and to ensure that the programmatic and administrative management requirements of the contract are managed efficiently and effectively; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 303; SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 79666 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 246 / Thursday, December 22, 2011 / Notices (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 303; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 6,437; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $0. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7256; 48 CFR 970.0370–1. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 16, 2011. Patrick M. Ferraro, Acting Director, Office of Procurement and Assistance Management (OPAM). [FR Doc. 2011–32806 Filed 12–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy [Case No. CW–021] Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to LG from the Department of Energy Residential Clothes Washer Test Procedure Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Decision and Order. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of the decision and order (Case No. CW–021) that grants to LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. (LG) a waiver from the DOE clothes washer test procedure for determining the energy consumption of clothes washers for the basic models set forth in its petition for waiver. Under today’s decision and order, LG shall be required to test and rate these clothes washers using an alternate test procedure that takes their large capacities into account when measuring energy consumption. DATES: This Decision and Order is effective December 22, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael G. Raymond, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE–2J, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 586–9611, Email: mail to: Michael.Raymond@ee.doe.gov. Elizabeth Kohl, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, Mail Stop GC–71, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585– 0103. Telephone: (202) 586–7796, Email: mail to: Elizabeth.Kohl@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR 430.27(l)), DOE gives notice of the issuance of its jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:17 Dec 21, 2011 Jkt 226001 decision and order as set forth below. The decision and order grants LG a waiver from the applicable clothes washer test procedure in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix J1 for certain basic models of clothes washers with capacities greater than 3.8 cubic feet, provided that LG tests and rates such products using the alternate test procedure described in this notice. Today’s decision prohibits LG from making representations concerning the energy efficiency of these products unless the product has been tested consistent with the provisions and restrictions in the alternate test procedure set forth in the decision and order below, and the representations fairly disclose the test results. Distributors, retailers, and private labelers are held to the same standard when making representations regarding the energy efficiency of these products. 42 U.S.C. 6293(c). Issued in Washington, DC, on December 16, 2011. Kathleen B. Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Decision and Order In the Matter of: LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. (Case No. CW–021). I. Background and Authority Title III, Part B of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), Public Law 94–163 (42 U.S.C. 6291– 6309, as codified) established the Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles, a program covering most major household appliances, which includes the residential clothes washers that are the focus of this notice.1 Part B includes definitions, test procedures, labeling provisions, energy conservation standards, and the authority to require information and reports from manufacturers. Further, Part B authorizes the Secretary of Energy to prescribe test procedures that are reasonably designed to produce results which measure energy efficiency, energy use, or estimated operating costs, and that are not unduly burdensome to conduct. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(3)). The test procedure for automatic and semiautomatic clothes washers is set forth in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix J1. DOE’s regulations for covered products contain provisions allowing a person to seek a waiver from the test procedure requirements for a particular basic model for covered consumer 1 For editorial reasons, upon codification in the U.S. Code, Part B was re-designated Part A. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 products when (1) the petitioner’s basic model for which the petition for waiver was submitted contains one or more design characteristics that prevent testing according to the prescribed test procedure, or (2) when prescribed test procedures may evaluate the basic model in a manner so unrepresentative of its true energy consumption characteristics as to provide materially inaccurate comparative data. 10 CFR 430.27(a)(1). Petitioners must include in their petition any alternate test procedures known to the petitioner to evaluate the basic model in a manner representative of its energy consumption characteristics. 10 CFR 430.27(b)(1)(iii). The Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (the Assistant Secretary) may grant a waiver subject to conditions, including adherence to alternate test procedures. 10 CFR 430.27(l). Waivers remain in effect pursuant to the provisions of 10 CFR 430.27(m). Any interested person who has submitted a petition for waiver may also file an application for interim waiver of the applicable test procedure requirements. 10 CFR 430.27(a)(2). The Assistant Secretary will grant an interim waiver request if it is determined that the applicant will experience economic hardship if the interim waiver is denied, if it appears likely that the petition for waiver will be granted, and/or the Assistant Secretary determines that it would be desirable for public policy reasons to grant immediate relief pending a determination on the petition for waiver. 10 CFR 430.27(g). On December 23, 2010, DOE issued enforcement guidance for large-capacity clothes washers. This guidance can be found on DOE’s Web site at http:// energy.gov/sites/prod/files/gcprod/ documents/LargeCapacityRCW_ guidance_122210.pdf. II. LG’s Petition for Waiver: Assertions and Determinations On October 3, 2011, LG submitted the instant petition for waiver and application for interim waiver (petition) from the test procedure applicable to automatic and semi-automatic clothes washers set forth in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix J1. LG requested a waiver to test specified basic models of its residential clothes washers with basket volumes greater than 3.8 cubic feet on the basis of the test procedures contained in 10 CFR part 430, Subpart B, Appendix J1, with a revised Table 5.1 which extends the range of container volumes beyond 3.8 cubic feet. LG’s instant petition and DOE’s grant of interim waiver were published in the E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Agency Information Collection Extension

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy.

ACTION: Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review; 
comment request.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information 
collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection package 
requests a three-year extension of ``Industrial Relations,'' OMB 
Control Number 1910-0600. This proposed collection covers major 
Department contractor Human Resource information necessary for contract 
management, administration, and cost control.

DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before 
January 23, 2012. If you anticipate that you will be submitting 
comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time 
allowed by this notice, please advise the OMB Desk Officer of your 
intention to make a submission as soon as possible. The Desk Officer 
may be telephoned at (202) 395-4650.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to the

DOE Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office 
of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, 
735 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503; and to
Robert M. Myers, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue 
SW., Washington, DC 20585-1615, 202-287-1584, or by fax at (202) 287-
1349, or by email at robert.myers@hq.doe.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Robert Myers at the address listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains:
    (1) OMB No. 1910-0600;
    (2) Information Collection Request Title: Industrial Relations;
    (3) Type of Request: Renewal;
    (4) Purpose: This information is required for management oversight 
of the Department of Energy's Facilities Management Contractors and to 
ensure that the programmatic and administrative management requirements 
of the contract are managed efficiently and effectively;
    (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 303;

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    (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 303;
    (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 6,437;
    (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $0.

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7256; 48 CFR 970.0370-1.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 16, 2011.
Patrick M. Ferraro,
Acting Director, Office of Procurement and Assistance Management 
(OPAM).
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