Agency Information Collection Extension, 33453-33454 [2012-13668]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 109 / Wednesday, June 6, 2012 / Notices Subpart B, App. C, Section 4.3, which specifies the method for the water energy calculation. • To stay consistent with the recently approved Dishwasher waivers for units with a water softener, BSH is requesting approval to estimate the water and energy used in the water softening process based on the design of the BSH Dishwasher and the calculations and assumptions outlined above. 4. Grounds for Waiver and Interim Waiver 10 CFR 430.27(a)(1) provides that a Petition to waive a requirement of 430.23 may be submitted upon grounds that the basic model contains one or more design characteristics which either prevent testing of the basic model according to the prescribed test procedures, or the 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. If a water softener regeneration process was to occur while running an energy test, the water usage would be overstated. In this case, the water energy usage would be unrepresentative of the product providing inaccurate data resulting in a competitive disadvantage to BSH. Granting of an Interim Waiver in this case is justified since the prescribed test procedures would potentially evaluate the basic model in a manner so unrepresentative of its true energy consumption characteristics as to provide materially inaccurate comparative data. In addition, a similar Interim Waiver and Waiver have previously been granted to BSH. 5. Manufacturers of Similar Products and Affected Manufacturers Web based research shows that at least two other manufacturers are currently selling dishwashers with an integrated water softener, Miele Inc. and Whirlpool Corporation (Waiver Granted). Manufacturers selling dishwashers in the United States include AGA Marvel, Arcelik A.S., ASKO Appliances, Inc., Electrolux North America, Inc., Fagor America, Inc., Fisher & Paykel Appliances, GE Appliances and Lighting, Haier America, Indesit Company Sa, Kuppersbusch USA, LG Electronics USA, Miele, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Viking Range Corporation and Whirlpool Corporation. BSH will notify all companies listed above (as well as AHAM), as required by the Department’s rules, providing them with a copy of this Petition for Waiver and Interim Waiver. 6. Conclusion VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:24 Jun 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 BSH Home Appliances Corporation hereby requests approval of the Waiver petition and Interim Waiver. By granting said Waivers the Department of Energy will further ensure that water energy is measured in the same way by all Dishwasher Manufacturer’s that have a integrated water softener. Further, BSH would request that these Waivers be in good standing until such time that the test procedure can be formally modified to account for integrated water softeners. BSH Home Appliances certifies that all manufacturers of domestic Dishwashers as listed above have been notified by letter. Copies of these notifications are attached. With Best Regards, Mike Edwards Senior Engineer, Performance and Consumption, BSH Home Appliances Corporation (FNbG), 100 Bosch Blvd., Building 102, New Bern, NC 28562–6924, mike.edwards@bshg.com, www.boschappliances.com, Phone (252) 636 4334, Fax (252) 636 4450 [FR Doc. 2012–13618 Filed 6–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY U.S. Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Extension U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice and Request for Comments. AGENCY: The EIA invites public comment on the proposed collection of information involving a three-year extension of the following Oil and Gas Reserves System Survey Forms that EIA is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995: Form EIA–23L Annual Survey of Domestic Oil and Gas Reserves, Field Level Report; Form EIA– 23S Annual Survey of Domestic Oil and Gas Reserves, Summary Level Report; and Form EIA–64A Annual Report of the Origin of Natural Gas Liquids. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed extended collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33453 (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Comments must be filed by August 6, 2012. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed in the below ADDRESSES Section as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Mr. Steven Grape, EI–24 U. S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington DC 20585, or by fax at (202) 586–4420, or by email at steven.grape@eia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Mr. Grape, as listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. 1905–0057; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Oil and Gas Reserves System; (3) Type of Request: Extension, without change, of the currently approved Form EIA–23L, Form EIA– 23S, and Form EIA–64A; (4) Purpose: In response to Section 657 of the Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977, Public Law 95–91, estimates of U.S. oil and gas reserves are to be reported annually. Many U. S. government agencies have an interest in the definitions of proved oil and gas reserves and the quality, reliability, and usefulness of estimates of reserves. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy has a congressional mandate to provide accurate annual estimates of U.S. proved crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids reserves, and EIA presents annual reserves data in EIA Web reports to meet this requirement. The Government also uses the resulting information to develop national and regional estimates of proved reserves of domestic crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids to facilitate national energy policy decisions. These estimates are essential to the development, implementation, and evaluation of energy policy and legislation. Data are used directly in EIA Web reports concerning U.S. crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids reserves and are incorporated into a number of other Web reports and analyses. Secondary reports that use the data include EIA’s Annual Energy Review, Annual Energy Outlook, E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 33454 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 109 / Wednesday, June 6, 2012 / Notices Petroleum Supply Annual, and Natural Gas Annual; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: Forms EIA–23L/23S/64A: 1,701; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: Form EIA–23L Annual Survey of Domestic Oil and Gas Reserves, Field Level Report: 32 hours (intermediatesize operators); 160 hours (large operators); Form EIA–23S Annual Survey of Domestic Oil and Gas Reserves, Summary Level Report: 4 hours (small operators); Form EIA–64A Annual Report of the Origin of Natural Gas Liquids Production: 6 hours (natural gas plant operators); (7) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: Forms EIA–23L/23S/64A: Zero. Statutory Authority: Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, Public Law 93–275, codified at 15 U.S.C. 772(b) and Section 657 of the Department of Energy Organization Act, Public Law 95–91. Issued in Washington, DC, May 30, 2012. Renee Miller, Acting Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, U.S. Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–13668 Filed 6–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER10–2507–001; ER98–2157–022. Applicants: Westar Energy, Inc., Kansas Gas and Electric Company. Description: Notice of Change in Status of Westar Energy, Inc., et al. Filed Date: 5/29/12. Accession Number: 20120529–5225. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/19/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–761–003. Applicants: MATL LLP. Description: Compliance Filing to be effective 9/30/2010. Filed Date: 5/29/12. Accession Number: 20120529–5198. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/19/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–1524–000. Applicants: Kleantricity, Inc. Description: Additional Information of Kleantricity, Inc. Filed Date: 5/29/12. Accession Number: 20120529–5171. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:24 Jun 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/19/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–1769–001. Applicants: Viridian Energy NG, LLC. Description: Market-Based Rate Tariff to be effective 7/1/2012. Filed Date: 5/29/12. Accession Number: 20120529–5138. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/19/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–1836–001. Applicants: Louisville Gas and Electric Company. Description: EKPC NITSA Errata to be effective 5/25/2012. Filed Date: 5/29/12. Accession Number: 20120529–5141. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/19/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–1860–000. Applicants: PacifiCorp. Description: UAMPS ARTSOA Revised to be effective 6/2/2012. Filed Date: 5/29/12. Accession Number: 20120529–5143. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/19/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–1861–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, LLC. Description: Original Service Agreement No. 3320; Queue No. X3–043 to be effective 5/2/2012. Filed Date: 5/29/12. Accession Number: 20120529–5158. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/19/12. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: May 30, 2012. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–13706 Filed 6–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–R04–OAR–2010–0017: FRL–9682–6] Adequacy Status: South Carolina: Reasonable Further Progress Plan Motor Vehicle Emissions Budget for Transportation Conformity for the Portion of York County, South Carolina Within Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, North Carolina-South Carolina; 1997 8Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of adequacy. AGENCY: In this notice, EPA is notifying the public of its finding that the volatile organic compounds (VOC) motor vehicle emissions budget (MVEB) for the portion of York County, South Carolina that is within the CharlotteGastonia-Rock Hill, North CarolinaSouth Carolina Area (hereafter referred to as the ‘‘Charlotte bi-state Area’’) Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) plan for the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), submitted on August 31, 2007, and supplemented on April 29, 2010, by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. The South Carolina portion of the Charlotte bi-state Area is comprised of a portion of York County, South Carolina. On March 2, 1999, the District of Columbia Circuit Court ruled that submitted state implementation plans (SIPs) cannot be used for transportation conformity determinations until EPA has affirmatively found them adequate. As a result of EPA’s finding, the South Carolina portion of the Charlotte bi-state Area must use the VOC MVEB from the submitted RFP plan supplement for the Area for future conformity determinations. DATES: This adequacy finding for VOC is effective June 21, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelly Sheckler, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, Air Planning Branch, Air Quality Modeling and Transportation Section, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Ms. Sheckler can also be reached by telephone at (404) 562–9222, or via electronic mail at sheckler.kelly@epa.gov. The finding is available at EPA’s conformity Web site: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/ stateresources/transconf/adequacy.htm SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Today’s notice is simply an announcement of findings that EPA has already made. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 109 (Wednesday, June 6, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33453-33454]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13668]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

U.S. Energy Information Administration


Agency Information Collection Extension

AGENCY: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of 
Energy.

ACTION: Notice and Request for Comments.

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SUMMARY: The EIA invites public comment on the proposed collection of 
information involving a three-year extension of the following Oil and 
Gas Reserves System Survey Forms that EIA is developing for submission 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995: Form EIA-23L Annual Survey of Domestic Oil and 
Gas Reserves, Field Level Report; Form EIA-23S Annual Survey of 
Domestic Oil and Gas Reserves, Summary Level Report; and Form EIA-64A 
Annual Report of the Origin of Natural Gas Liquids.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed extended 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of 
the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.

DATES: Comments must be filed by August 6, 2012. If you anticipate 
difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the 
person listed in the below ADDRESSES Section as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Mr. Steven Grape, EI-24 U. 
S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington DC 
20585, or by fax at (202) 586-4420, or by email at 
steven.grape@eia.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Mr. Grape, as listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains:
    (1) OMB No. 1905-0057;
    (2) Information Collection Request Title: Oil and Gas Reserves 
System;
    (3) Type of Request: Extension, without change, of the currently 
approved Form EIA-23L, Form EIA-23S, and Form EIA-64A;
    (4) Purpose: In response to Section 657 of the Department of Energy 
Organization Act of 1977, Public Law 95-91, estimates of U.S. oil and 
gas reserves are to be reported annually. Many U. S. government 
agencies have an interest in the definitions of proved oil and gas 
reserves and the quality, reliability, and usefulness of estimates of 
reserves. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department 
of Energy has a congressional mandate to provide accurate annual 
estimates of U.S. proved crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas 
liquids reserves, and EIA presents annual reserves data in EIA Web 
reports to meet this requirement.
    The Government also uses the resulting information to develop 
national and regional estimates of proved reserves of domestic crude 
oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids to facilitate national energy 
policy decisions. These estimates are essential to the development, 
implementation, and evaluation of energy policy and legislation. Data 
are used directly in EIA Web reports concerning U.S. crude oil, natural 
gas, and natural gas liquids reserves and are incorporated into a 
number of other Web reports and analyses. Secondary reports that use 
the data include EIA's Annual Energy Review, Annual Energy Outlook,

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Petroleum Supply Annual, and Natural Gas Annual;
    (5) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses:
    Forms EIA-23L/23S/64A: 1,701;
    (6) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours:
    Form EIA-23L Annual Survey of Domestic Oil and Gas Reserves, Field 
Level Report: 32 hours (intermediate-size operators); 160 hours (large 
operators);
    Form EIA-23S Annual Survey of Domestic Oil and Gas Reserves, 
Summary Level Report: 4 hours (small operators);
    Form EIA-64A Annual Report of the Origin of Natural Gas Liquids 
Production: 6 hours (natural gas plant operators);
    (7) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: Forms 
EIA-23L/23S/64A: Zero.

    Statutory Authority: Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy 
Administration Act of 1974, Public Law 93-275, codified at 15 U.S.C. 
772(b) and Section 657 of the Department of Energy Organization Act, 
Public Law 95-91.

    Issued in Washington, DC, May 30, 2012.
Renee Miller,
Acting Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical 
Integration, U.S. Energy Information Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-13668 Filed 6-5-12; 8:45 am]
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